You might not understand all the hysteria over the Russian story. If you’re like most Americans, you really don’t care. But let me try, in some small way, to shed light on this entire controversy.
It’s all bullcrap. The end. Thank you very much.
But seriously, the crux of this idea is that Russia “hacked” our presidential election, affecting the outcome. More so, that Donald Trump, the Republican candidate, was somehow working with Russia to undermine our election.
This is what the Democrats are trying to convince you of, in the hopes of mounting a campaign to remove Trump from office. Wildly optimistic, I know, considering in order to remove a man from office you must first impeach him. Both require votes from a Congress that is majority Republican. Then if you are successful in that, you end up with Mike Pence as president, a much, much more traditional conservative than Trump.
Democrats know this will never happen. So, their far more realistic goal is to slander the Trump administration as much as they can, so that he lacks the good will to pass his promised goals. Then by 2020, there is little chance he will be reelected.
It’s political sabotage, plain and simple.
But you might be asking yourself, “Why?” Why would responsible, professional adults, people who—in many cases—have served in government for decades, want to play such games? Wouldn’t it make more sense to accept the results of the 2016 election and vow to cooperate with the Trump administration?
Surely putting aside their grievances and disagreements for the sake of the country is more beneficial for the Democrats than digging in their feet and fighting like petulant children? Especially when their only ammunition against Donald Trump is a wild, unsubstantiated rumor?
Considering the fact that Trump is a known negotiator, who has decades of experiencing working with diverse groups and people, it’s very likely that Democrats would strike amicable deals with his administration that would make everyone happy.
Well my friends, if you believe that, you’re far more intelligent and morally upright than most liberals in D.C.
The truth is, they don’t want to do what’s in the best interests of our country. They don’t want to compromise and work with the administration to make things better for America. To do so would make them look politically weak. Yes, they would win big in the long run, reach new levels of success among both liberals and conservatives, and even achieve wins that would make liberals happy. But it would require working with Republicans.
We can’t have that!
So instead of swallowing their pride and working with a president who—in many ways—is more liberal than conservative, the Democratic Party has decided to commit political suicide.
They have vowed to go down with the ship. They lost big in November. In recent special elections, they’ve lost yet again (they sunk reportedly $50 million into Georgia’s relatively small special election only to lose big). All because for years they’ve pushed policy that’s alienated many Americans from their base.
And now, when they might be able to claw back some success by working with a popular president, they continue to fight like crazy people.
When people like Al Franken and Maxine Waters to be the face of the Democrats, you know there’s trouble.
So why the Russia story? Well, part of it is because Democrats stupidly think we’re still in the Cold War. Or, they still think Americans are too stupid to know that ended in 1989. Russia for them is still a scapegoat (proving they are using wildly outdated political tactics from the 1950’s and 60’s).
When Hillary was embarrassed by factual emails she and her people sent, instead of owning up to it and working through it for the good of the campaign (as Trump did after his p*ssy audio came out), they concocted this ridiculous story. They want you to think that Russia hacked their servers, gave the emails to Wikileaks, all with cooperation from the Trump campaign.
But wait, no. The DNC was already embarrassed by an email leak months before, that revealed top leaders were helping Hillary and sabotaging Bernie’s campaign. Were those emails from Russia too?
The Democrats pushed the idea that Russia was trying to undermine our election, in the hopes that you’d be too stupid to pay attention to the emails. Of course, that ignores all the other reasons Hillary lost the election, like her low likeability among normal people, her poor track record as a leader (e.g.: Benghazi), Americans’ bitterness over the Obama administration, and of course how hard Trump was campaigning to win people over.
But no, it was all the Russians.
A big part of the controversy was a supposed “dossier” that claimed Russia was blackmailing Trump with stuff about his shady dealings in the country. This dossier was floating around for months, long before the election. But nobody wanted to touch it because it stunk to high heaven with significant factual errors. Even Trump-hating reporters refused to touch it. Only until the idiots at Buzzfeed released it and very fake news outlet CNN reported on it, did we learn about it.
This dossier was what motivated then FBI Director James Comey to launch an investigation into possible links between Trump and Russia. An investigation that has yet to reveal anything (despite going on for months). Remember, Watergate happened over the course of several weeks. This nonsense has been happening since the beginning of this year.
While testifying before Congress, Comey made it clear he was not investigating Trump, nor did the FBI find any evidence to suggest Trump’s team was working with Russia. He even admitted that—while there were attempts by Russia to compromise our networks—no votes were tampered with.
That pretty much destroyed the Democrats’ argument. Yet we still hear about Russia. Russia, Russia, Russia! All because of a bogus dossier that has been proven to be false.
But as it turns out, there is more reason for the DNC to be opposed to Russia. Because they paid for this dossier to be created.
A secretive Washington firm that commissioned the dubious intelligence dossier on Donald Trump is stonewalling congressional investigators trying to learn more about its connections to the Democratic Party…
What is the company hiding? Fusion GPS describes itself as a “research and strategic intelligence firm” founded by “three former Wall Street Journal investigative reporters.” But congressional sources says it’s actually an opposition-research group for Democrats, and the founders, who are more political activists than journalists, have a pro-Hillary, anti-Trump agenda.
“These weren’t mercenaries or hired guns,” a congressional source familiar with the dossier probe said. “These guys had a vested personal and ideological interest in smearing Trump and boosting Hillary’s chances of winning the White House.” (Breitbart)
When you pay a shady firm to produce a false dossier to discredit a rival, you better get your money’s worth, dammit! I have no doubt the Democrats, spurred on perhaps by Hilary herself, crafted this dossier. Originally, they hoped the fake news outlets would broadcast it during the election simply to kill Trump’s chances. Even if it was fake, who cares? The rumors would spread far and wide, turning enough people away from Trump.
But it didn’t work out that way because even biased reporters refused to touch it. So, they had to resort to plan B, spreading it around after the election to discredit President Trump.
That’s not even working, though. Because even though the Democrats still blather about Russia, it turns out Americans don’t give a crap.
A growing number of Democratic lawmakers are publicly pushing their party leadership to shift their focus away from President Donald Trump’s alleged election campaign collusion with Russia and toward the issues facing American voters: jobs, health care, and the economy.
“We can’t just talk about Russia because people back in Ohio aren’t really talking that much about Russia, about Putin, about Michael Flynn,” Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) said on MSNBC this week. “They’re trying to figure out how they’re going to make the mortgage payment, how they’re going to pay for their kids to go to college, what their energy bill looks like.” (Breitbart)
Um, duh. Real people despise politics. I mean, I work in a field that largely covers politics, and I hate them. Did the Democrats believe that most Americans would be up in arms over this made-up issue?
Of course not. Because after all the partisan bickering is through, after all the debates, mud-slinging, and posturing, people still gotta eat. And while all those D.C. insiders will be enjoying gourmet dinners at 5-star restaurants paid for by lobbyist donors, many Americans struggle to put food on the table.
And they don’t want food stamps or government handouts. They want honest jobs and to earn a paycheck, so they can take care of the people they love.
There are real issues at stake, issues that affect every American. The current fight coming from the Democrats ignores what’s really going on in our country, simply so they can score some imaginary political points.
It’s no surprise. They did the same thing during the election. While they attacked him, called him names, and virtue-signaled, Trump was traveling across America, promising to bring back jobs, end terrorism, and fix our ailing economy and health care systems.
Now it’s no different. The Trump administration is working to make good on their promises. All the Democrats can do is complain and obstruct. But they are only hurting themselves in the end, when people see liberals are only good at stopping prosperity and success.
Will they learn? Probably not. The only question to ask now is: how much damage will they cause to themselves in the long run?