Russian Hacking, Spokesman Lacking

The Russians hacked and attempted to influence an election. Those who find this troubling consider this a threat to our democracy, some call it an act of war. Those in the Trump camp, who find it inconvenient to their position, call it “alleged” hacking.

I think the evidence presented by the President is compelling. It is laughable to think President Obama would use his last few weeks in office to create a fraudulent international crisis with the Russians, then walk away. That is beyond any rational thinking.

The lack of rationality part is the problem.

Sean Spicer, the incoming White House spokesman, had this to say,

“Nobody by any way or shape is suggesting that that’s acceptable behavior,” Spicer said. “But I don’t believe once I’ve ever seen an interview where anyone at the DNC was ever asked a question about whether they take any responsibility for what clearly appears to be a lax effort on them to protect their own networks.”

So, if I understand his argument, he’s saying the Democrats are at fault for the Russian hacking. At least he’s not denying it happened. But his argument is like blaming the way a woman dressed for her being raped. She is responsible for letting the crime happen.

I mean, come on. Look at her. She was asking for it.

So was the DNC, apparently.

If that’s the argument the future White House spokesman is making, this is going to be an interesting year. Spicer sounds more like a spin doctor for the Russians. Maybe we should see who is signing his paycheck? If it wasn’t so serious, it would be hysterical.

 

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About Joe Broadmeadow

Joe Broadmeadow retired with the rank of Captain from the East Providence Police Department after serving for 20 years. He is the author of the novels Collision Course, Silenced Justice, and Saving the Last Dragon available on Amazon in print and Kindle. Joe is working o the latest in a series of Josh Williams and Harrison "Hawk" Bennett novels and a sequel to Saving the Last Dragon. In 2014 Joe completed a 2,185 mile thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail
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