“I never said Russia did not meddle in the election, I said “it may be Russia, or China or another country or group, or it may be a 400 pound genius sitting in bed and playing with his computer.” The Russian “hoax” was that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia – it never did!” – Trump tweet 2-18-18
I grew-up in a very typical 1960’s and 1970’s new south suburban neighborhood with two styles of homes, split-levels and ranches. Dads worked, moms stayed home with the two kids, the air on Saturday’s was filled with hamburgers burning on backyard grills, and families piled into their station wagons on Sundays and went to Protestant churches. It was middle class utopia, cookie cutter hell.
Most of my neighbors and their kids were warm and friendly but like most communities there is always one black sheep family and our black sheep was the Alexander clan. Mr. Alexander was a supervisor for the power company. Mrs. Alexander was a high school prom queen fighting years and gravity with pounds of Mary Kay cosmetics and too tight clothes. The Alexander’s had three boys, spaced two years a part and when you fought one you got beat-up by all three.
Mr. Alexander was a tough, foul-mouthed ex-Marine that fought in Korea, drank Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, smoked unfiltered Pall Malls, named his dog Damn-it so he could scream “Damn-it quit licking your ass” and hated blacks, Jews and Communist which, in that era meant the Chinese and the Russians. A real sweet heart of a guy.
No big surprise but Mr. Alexander didn’t live to a ripe old age but if he had he would have been the poster child for the Deplorable nation. But I have wondered, how would this Communist hating racist have felt knowing that the Russians actively and systematically manipulated his thoughts, his words and his opinions. Better still, would he have admitted too it? And the man who Mr. Alexander would have supported and elected President blames everyone but the Russians, the country Mr. Alexander hated.
The evidence is very clear to me, the Russians disrupted and effected the outcome of our 2016 elections. They manipulated Trump, the Deplorables, and all of the Mr. Alexander’s in this country and guess what, they are still playing us and “our” President is doing nothing about it. Hell, Trump is inviting the Russians to the White House and the only reason we know about it is because the Russians tell us which is seriously scary bullshit. The sixty-four dollar question is this, why isn’t Trump doing anything about it? Why isn’t Trump supporting the sanctions against Russia that Congress enacted with a 98 to 2 vote? Why isn’t Trump calling Putin out for his role in undermining the U.S. elections. Why is Trump failing to act to protect our Democracy? Why is Trump blaming everyone but the Russians? Why?
For me the answer is very clear, the Russians own Trump, they have the goods on him. What I wonder is this, will it even matter to the Evangelicals or the Deplorables? It certainly hasn’t yet and the evidence, just the evidence the general public has access to, at least for me, is pretty damning. But for whatever reason, these patriots, these men and women who claim to love their country, men and women who have served this country are apparently okay with having a Putin puppet in the White House and I just don’t understand why.
“If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S. then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America!” – Trump tweet 2-18-18