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March 22, 2018

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anymouse

“The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.” - B. Obama

anon

Typically, the skewed rewrite of history today involves statements like this: "As an unprecedented joint intelligence report by the CIA, FBI, and NSA explained in January 2017. ..."

Unprecedented? As Isikoff and Corn, hardly Trump supporters, explain in their new book (as reported by CBS News):

"The book also delves into whether the Obama administration did enough to counter Russian interference in the election. They report that while there were people inside the Obama White House who were worried about Russia's influence tactics, ultimately, national security adviser Susan Rice asked everyone to "stand down" over fears of inciting a cyberwar with Russia. ... The problem is that the people on the White House staff were saying, 'No, if you don't respond in real time. If you don't punch back when you've been hit, it's sending a signal to the other side.'"

So, the report referenced above was not "unprecedented" by any stretch of the imagination. The prior administration was well aware of the issue and chose to do nearly nothing about it.

Imagine the reports on CNN/MSNBC if, when so informed, this administration "stood down." As reported above, steps are being taken, in response to the McCarthy like hysteria that the Russians are brain washing the American voter (there is no evidence actual votes were altered).

The ridiculousness of this hysteria truly is risible. The NYT, 538, everybody, gave Clinton a nearly sure victory, right up until election day. But, "the Russians," that ethnic slur that is now so fashionable, were so brilliant they were able to turn it all around with some Facebook ads (that nobody paid any attention to, and that were run in states where the ads could not have possibly swung the election one way or other. That is what the mindless followers of this McCarthy scare are swallowing.

The "Russians" hated Clinton, they all say. Ok, that might explain the reason they helped Sanders. Sanders, after all is a "democratic" socialist. If we are to believe a Red Scare, how can we ignore that fact?

So, how did that work out for Bernie?

Of course, were we to tell the objective truth, we would need to mention, as is never mentioned in posts like the one above here in the FL, the way that primary election was conducted. Why did the DNC Chair resign on the eve of the convention? How did Clinton operate? Read Donna Brazile's book.

We could ask: whose tactics were more effective in the Democratic primary in 2016? "the Russians" or those just mentioned? But, of course, that might interrupt the false narrative that the "Russians" brainwashed the American voters to vote for Trump. My my. What a load of bunk the Democrats are willing to shovel to explain Clinton's loss.

This country has plenty of corruption, folks. The notion that we are now engaged in a new McCarthy Red Scare, and have been for the past year is, in a word, disgusting, and just more evidence of that corruption. Those who dwell on the dangers of free speech by "Russians" are just basically Democrat partisans, ethnically bigoted and will be noted in history right alongside Joe McCarthy for the poison they are introducing and the harm they are doing to this society. The majority of the American public, it is quite clear, isn't going along with this hysteria, and finds it annoying.

The "Russians" can't brainwash us now any more than they could during the first Red Scare, and the second Red Scare.

PBS notwithstanding.

anon

President ?: "On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space."

President Medvedev: "Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…"

President ?: "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility."

President Medvedev: "I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir, and I stand with you."

Rachel, Rachel! Collusion!!!

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