Quips, quotes, queries, qualms and quarrels regarding American politics, politicians, foreign policy and public accountability with particular attention to Drumpfen-putz Administration, the Drumpf Crime Family and the Mueller investigation.
is not a fake president. He was elected. I wish people would stop that nonsense." (an actual post on FB...)
Nonsense? It has been proven that Russia swayed the election.. Fewer than
80,000 votes made all the difference in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
(Moreover, Drumpf won 18 states by fewer than 250,000 votes in total. Hardly what anyone
could consider a mandate.)
The GOP strategy
changed abruptly from their focus on the 'Red States' to the three already
mentioned which were thought to have been a lock for HRC. That abrupt change in
strategy and the concomitant increase in TV ad buys followed the hacking if the
DNC and Drumpf's oft-repeated public plea for help from the Russians on HRC's fricking emails.
The GOP knew the Dems game plan and did an end-around with the help
of Guccifer.2, Roger Stone and the Russian hackers. Russian 'bots' also
undermined support for the Dem nominee by spreading disinformation - an old
Russian propaganda ploy.
Three of Drumpf's
campaign insiders have pleaded guilty; Flynn, Gates and Papadopoulos.
Manafort, Drumpf's campaign chair, is in jail
awaiting two trials; trials which will further reveal his corruption and its
influence on drawing the Kremlin into the 2016 campaign.
Russian spy in the NRA, Maria Butina's role in
corrupting the US electoral process is just being revealed. We'll learn more at
her trial. It appears that she is ready to flip already.
Hardly. Drumpf - who did not win the popular vote -was elected by a technicality
which was exploited by the criminal interference of the Kremlin with the
assistance of the Drumpf campaign and the GOP leadership. (That will also come
to light as Manafort, Gates, Page etc start to throw folks under the bus to
save their own sorry arses.)