Perhaps it’s a fringe effort. perhaps it doesn’t really represent mainstream democrats. Call me paranoid.
But I see a steady and concerted effort to somehow overthrow the results of the last election. One approach has been the so-called Jefferson group calling upon the Electoral College delegates to change their vote. The actual change in how a delegate voted in the EC has only happened some 29 times in our whole history. Yet they are asking at least 30-some delegates to change their vote. AND apparently some delegates are acting badly, asking they be “briefed” on Russian hacking.
Which of course brings us to the second point – Russian hacking. I would not doubt that the Russians, among others, have hacked or attempted to hack, our computer systems. Indeed, IIRC, there is real evidence that Hillary’s “server” was hacked by numerous intelligence agencies. But “influencing” our elections is total BS. Aside from the fact Jullien Assange has claimed his info came from a disgruntled insider in Hillary’s camp, nothing that was released was, or even now is, claimed as untrue. So while the DNC may want to improve their cyber-security, the truth of the “releases” has not been disputed.
“Dirty Tricks” has long been a stock-in-trade of the democrat party. Indeed, one need only look at Obama’s first run for office in Illinois. He was WAY behind – until suddenly, right at the end, sealed court documents about his opponent’s divorce were released to the press. No one then seemed “worried” nor made any fuss, although one has to grant that people have simply come to believe such dirty tricks are part of the usual actions of the Chicago machine. So now suddenly we are to believe the democrats have been lilly-white and are outraged to see their dirty laundry out in the open.
Then there is the whole question of why the Russians would do something so patently NOT in their national interest. Putin has set himself and Russia up as opponents of the West. Some of this plays out as games with natural gas and oil. Some as strongman tactics such as taking Georgia and parts of Ukraine. Undoubtedly the most recent Chinese act of taking an unmanned underwater vessel of ours has been inspired by the feckless stand this administration has taken these, lo, eight years. But such acts would undoubtedly have better results – for the opposition – with Hillary as president. Putin may know Trump but he’s way too wily a character to allow such to interfer with decision making.
Finally we come to all the braying and moaning before the election about how Trump said he would look at the results and how he needs to accept the results, that that is the way a democracy works (we’re not one – yet – but unfortunately moving that way), that smooth transition of power is how we do things. Except when they lose.
All this just proves democrats are feckless, unAmerrican, low-life’s.