WHAT IS GOING ON?
A cranky opinion for
CRANKY OPINION SATURDAY
For the following cranky opinion, I am going out on a limb and address a political issue. My opinion is not intended to drift to a specific pro or con position, and it is anchored on no particular political expertise. To be upfront, politically I go both ways, but I tend to lean right more often than I lean left, and yes, I did support President Trump (please do not stone me.) Opposing opinions are welcome, but they are wrong. As always, please, no name calling, and that means you, you big stupid- head. *
First let’s make an assumption. Russia hacked into the Democrats email, and fed damaging information to the WikiLeaks dude. Someone did, and our intelligence says it was Russia. Why would our intelligence lie? So, let’s accept it was Russia. I'm sure Russia is hacking whatever information they can much the same as our own FBI, CIA, NSA is doing, and it is not as if the Democrats were difficult to hack. I believe they simply clicked a bogus site off a bogus email...might as well as given up their passwords on a silver platter.
Why would Russia want information damaging to the Democrats made public? To have Donald Trump defeat Hillary? Hmmm.
Trump is either a very smart very tough negotiator, a loose cannon who might be capable of anything, or a traitorous demigod who would sell his soul to the Russians if it would win him the Presidency.
Why would Russia want a tough negotiator to be President of the US?
Why Would Russia want a loose cannon who might be capable of anything, to be President? Wouldn’t that be scary to anyone or any country?
Why would Russia want a traitorous demigod as President of the US? Who could trust a traitor?
Russia did not want Trump to win the election. They assumed like all the media, all the pundits, and about 98% of the world, that Hillary was going to win regardless of releasing the damaging information that they captured through hacking. The Russians hacked the information and had it released so it would weaken the expected Clinton Presidency. It is the only thing that makes any sense. Weaken Hillary and keep her eyes on allegations of illegal email handling while a good portion of her constituency and support would be pissed off at her because of information the Russians had released. Clearly it worked in regards to former Sanders supporters.
So, everyone was wrong, the tea leaves were misread, and Trumps support between the coastal states was strong enough for him to win the electoral college votes. Did that mean Russia’s strategy was a failure? It should have, except now the Democrats are using the Russian hack scandle and giving Russia just what they wanted, a weakened Presidency.
The Democrats lost a recount try. They lost an attempt to turn electoral voters, and they have resorted to fighting the new administration like has never been done before. They have taken to the streets to weaken the office, and they are on the verge of declaring the election invalid due to Russian interference.
Yes, Russia and Putin are laughing. They wanted to weaken a Hillary Clinton Presidency, and instead, have planted the seed that the Democrats are watering, weeding and feeding in hopes of weakening and ultimately impeaching Trump. A better outcome, Putin could not have expected in his wildest imagination.
In the words of the great cartoon Pogo, “We have met the enemy and he is us.”
The preceding was the opinion of a cranky old man and not necessarily that of management…Mrs. Cranky.
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