WASHINGTON, December 15, 2016 — If Democrats and the press had been this worried about Russian subversion during the Cold War, the Berlin Wall would have fallen long before Ronald Reagan issued his famous challenge, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”
The menace Democrats fear now, though, is not red but orange: Republican President-Elect Donald J. Trump.
Each day brings us closer to December 19, when members of the Electoral College will convene in their respective state capitols to cast their votes for president and vice president of the United States.
Trump, Russia’s Agent Orange who has yet to take the oath of office, has saved over 1,000 Indiana jobs, enticed a Japanese investment bank to devote $50 billion toward his efforts to “make America great again,” tapped a climate-change denier to head the EPA and an oil-state governor to run the Department of Energy. He’s sent the financial markets—the closest thing there is to a crystal ball—to new heights as they begin pricing in the Trump era’s economic boom.
All this threatens to erase America’s new normal: near zero economic growth, high unemployment, a tsunami of illegal immigration, ISIS and their lone-wolf “refugees” now entering the U.S., and expensive, inefficient and dictatorial Obamacare.
Put them all together and you have the Obama legacy that Hillary Clinton hoped to preserve, protect and defend.
Now the same CIA that had no idea that Al Qaeda was going to attack America on 9/11 has given the Washington Post and New York Times an anonymous tip that it missed another plot: Russian government computer hackers swayed America’s election. They revealed secret emails showing the Democratic National Committee rigged their party primaries in favor of Clinton, and that Clinton illegally stored top secret State Department emails on her home computer server, then erased them when she discovered the FBI was hot on her trail.
The press used to say that kind of information was in the public interest. They once believed the American people had a “right to know.”
That was before they got into the cover-Hillary’s-back-side business.
A desperate New York Times recently published an op-ed by a GOP never-Trumper urging his fellow Republican electors to vote for one of the Republican primary rejects already sent packing by disgusted Republican voters and the delegates at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman says the presidential “victor [Trump] was rejected by the public, and won the Electoral College only thanks to foreign intervention and grotesquely inappropriate, partisan behavior on the part of domestic law enforcement.”
In other words, Clinton’s loss is the fault of our constitutionally mandated election system (the ordered liberty of James Madison over the whims of the lynch mob) and the nation’s top law enforcement agency, the FBI. The FBI is obligated to investigate federal crimes, even those committed by the standard-bearer of a corrupt Democratic Party who was chosen in rigged elections.
Krugman has not cornered the market on crazy. At Gentlemen’s Quarterly, amiable extraterrestrial Keith Olbermann says the presidential election’s outcome means it’s go-time for World War III.
“We are at war with Russia,” Olbermann fumed, his eyes rolling into the back of his skull, “Or perhaps more correctly, we have lost a war with Russia without a battle. We are no longer a sovereign nation, we are no longer a democracy, we are no longer a free people, we are the victims of a bloodless coup.”
Hillary Clinton’s loss has driven the American left into a suicidal rage. And they want to take the rest of us down with them.
But in a few days, the sane mechanism our Founders created to save the nation from demagogues and the whirlwind passions of the mob, the Electoral College, will vote to save America from Hillary Clinton, Paul Krugman and Keith Olbermann.