Democratic Leaders are a Craven Bunch of Idiots Bent on Self-Destruction
Instead of looking for the real reasons for the Democratic Party’s voter-base collapse, especially in traditionally blue working-class states like Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, the loss of half the white women’s vote, and the tepid support of trade unionists and blacks, instead of acknowledging the smug, shitty campaign run by Hillary Clinton, instead of admitting the damage done by the corrupt sabotage of the Sanders campaign, instead of admitting the role of the party’s failure, through the entire Obama presidency and the Clinton presidency before it, and even during the Bush presidency when Congress was in the hands of the Democrats, to fight for policies that would have combated growing income inequality and fought for working people’s needs, the party leadership has decided to blame it all on Russia.
Russia! A country that is no longer communist, that poses no territorial or military threat to Europe but wants to become an integral part of the European economy, a country that has no foreign bases, except in Syria, and that has no deep water navy patrolling all the seven seas, with drones and special forces bombing and raiding countries around the globe, as does the US.
So we have all kinds of charges being made based upon leaks by Democratic appointees and holdovers in the various intelligence agencies, claiming, without any evidence being shown, that the Russians “hacked” the US election, that Donald Trump and his campaign secretly worked with Russian intelligence, or negotiated secret back-door deals with Russia behind the Obama administration’s back, and that Donald Trump is somehow being blackmailed by Russia. The claims are epic, but they are also unsupported by facts.
Did the Russians try to hack into DNC and RNC computers? No doubt, just as the US surely tries to hack into the computers of the Russian political parties, not to mention the Kremlin itself. But did Russia "hack" the US election, as the media keep putting it? Nonsense! In any event, Julian Assange insists that Russia was not the source of the DNC emails Wikileaks released that proved so damaging to the Clinton campaign, saying those documents were leaked by an insider -- apparently Seth Rich, the young DNC staffer who was murdered in July under very suspicious circumstances.
Did the Russians try to influence the US election? Who knows, but let’s be honest at least: Congressionally-funded organizations like USAID and the National Endowment for Democracy helped to fund huge protests in Russia against Putin 2011, and also helped earlier throw a close re-election campaign to Boris Yeltsin. In fact, interfering in the elections of other contries has been a long-time practice by the US government.