The first rule of holes…
The Russian hacking/tainted election story line is a particularly fascinating coping mechanism in leftist elite circles.
All signs point to a painfully out of touch party platform, the world’s worst presidential candidate, and a fundamental misunderstanding of the political landscape, yet Democrats are blaming the Russians for their embarrassing electoral loss.
Worse still, there’s no new evidence to suggest Russians swayed election results. Sure, the Wikileaks stuff was nasty, but that’s old news. Should it be investigated? Probably. Though the same people demanding an investigation into this alleged hacking’s electoral impact NOW also declared with certainty that Hillary’s home-brewed server was never infiltrated by foreign foes.
It’s almost like this story line was cooked up as a last ditch effort to overturn the election results. Almost.
Today, the headlines are abuzz with theories of Russian election interference designed to catapult Trump into the White House. Part of the narrative includes a group of electors (headlines don’t specify how large a group or who that group includes) who are insisting more information about the alleged Russian interloping before voting:
Ten Electoral College electors have asked U.S. intelligence officials for more information on ongoing investigations surrounding President-elect Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia.
The group of electors, which includes the daughter of House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.), wrote an open letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper asking for the information ahead of their Dec. 19 meeting to formally vote for the next president.
“The Electors require to know from the intelligence community whether there are ongoing investigations into ties between Donald Trump, his campaign or associates, and Russian government interference in the election, the scope of those investigations, how far those investigations may have reached, and who was involved in those investigations,” the letter read. “We further require a briefing on all investigative findings, as these matters directly impact the core factors in our deliberations of whether Mr. Trump is fit to serve as President of the United States.”
Nine Democrats and one Republican signed the letter. The Republican, Christopher Suprun, has said that he won’t vote for Trump when the Electoral College meets.
Hillary Political Advisor, John Podesta, jumped on the briefing bandwagon, demanding intelligence briefings on Russian involvement prior to the Electoral College vote:
“The bipartisan electors’ letter raises very grave issues involving our national security,” Podesta said in a statement Monday. “Electors have a solemn responsibility under the Constitution and we support their efforts to have their questions addressed.”
“Each day that month, our campaign decried the interference of Russia in our campaign and its evident goal of hurting our campaign to aid Donald Trump,” he said. “Despite our protestations, this matter did not receive the attention it deserved by the media in the campaign. We now know that the CIA has determined Russia’s interference in our elections was for the purpose of electing Donald Trump. This should distress every American.”
After spending a month decrying the Electoral College vs. Popular Vote “injustice”, I guess Democrats are all about the Electoral College now? I honestly can’t keep up.
If Democrats insist on blaming the commie boogieman instead of owning their role in the loss, that’s fine by me. Ultimately, it will mean prolonged Democratic electoral failure.
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