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15 December 2016 @ 07:57 am
It’s a Ren & Stimpy election  
I want to look away but I can’t.

1. Of course the Russians tried to influence the election. Governments do that all the time, and it’s legit. Israel is particularly good at it, and the UK did in 1940. The question is whether they hacked it, getting into the voting machines & such. If so, we need to know before the Electoral College votes.

2. The election was influenced, perhaps decisively, by a power often inimical to the American people: the FBI. I never thought I’d say this, but I don’t think J. Edgar Hoover would have stooped that low.

3. Some Green voters were hoping to naderize—to have just enough effect to ensure the victory of the greater of two evils so as to punish the filthy liberals for not being progressives. (It goes very well with the collectivist idea that the enabler is worse than the perp.) It seems that they did not succeed; their votes did not make that much difference. Some of them are now trying to maintain the Trump victory by going, “CIA, ha ha! Russians, ha ha!”
Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on December 15th, 2016 01:59 pm (UTC)
This is different. Let's just say the UK didn't hack into Willkie's campaign memos.
El Coyote Gordo: coy1supergee on December 15th, 2016 05:16 pm (UTC)
I'm afraid we need something grosser than that to move enough electors.