And then they lost.
Here it is in a nutshell: The Democrats and the media (I know-redundant) are spitting mad that they lost the election. They’re out for revenge and they don’t give a hoot about the damage they cause in their desperate and futile attempts to erase their humiliating loss.
Initial excuses failed. The claim that white racist voters put Trump on top fell on deaf ears. Then the recount failed to produce the hoped for miracle. Claiming the Electoral College was arcane and out of date went nowhere.
So they invented the Russian gambit.
The Russian gambit posits through a mysterious leak that the CIA concludes the Russians hacked the election, caused Hillary to lose, and Trump to win. Ergo, foreign interference influenced the election and the Trump win is invalid. Hillary should be declared the winner.
The media talking heads are speaking of little else.
Russian Gambit step 1: Russian interference.
They, and especially Obama, claim they are absolutely incensed that the Russians would interfere in our election. They are incensed that a foreign government would dare to do that.
They conveniently forget:
Obama admin. sent taxpayer money to campaign to oust Netanyahu
The State Department paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayers grants to an Israeli group that used the money to build a campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last year’s Israeli parliamentary elections, a congressional investigation concluded Tuesday. (Washington Times, July 12, 2016)
Oopsie. Ahem, well that was different.
And then they lost.
Did anyone see the Russians sending money to the Trump campaign? No? But we all know the Russians are bad guys, the perfect foil. Who can doubt their evil intent?
No one seemed to care when money from Middle Eastern and Russian magnates to the Clinton Foundation bankrolled the Hillary campaign? And of course there was no intent by those foreign governments to influence the election for Hillary, right?
Oopsie. Well . . . it was for charity.
Russian gambit step 2: The election of Trump is invalid.
Trump had suggested that the election might be rigged. Hillary accused him of Anti American blasphemy and talking down the country by criticizing the election process.
And then they lost.
In a New York minute the switch was flipped; the election process is flawed, rigged, and in conflict with American ideals. It’s downright unconstitutional. You know, that obsolete document we don’t like and ignore. It was rigged.
Russian gambit step 3: Bring in the Russians.
Russians hacked the election and caused Hillary to lose
There is no evidence that they did. But it doesn’t matter. They have a story leaked by anonymous sources that the CIA concludes that the public release by Wikileaks of hacked emails from the DNC and Podesta’s gmail account were perpetrated by the Russians to aid Trump.
Russian Gambit Step 4: We have proof.
All 17 Intelligencies Agree the Russians were helping Trump
Except the CIA isn’t talking, the DNI says there’s no proof, and so does the FBI.
But wait, there’s more from the Russian Gambit step 4: Demand evidence.
Electors request briefing by intelligence agencies on Russian interference in 2016 election
Ten Electors from California led by Nancy Pelosi’s daughter issue an open letter calling for a briefing on Trump’s ties to Russia. The Clinton campaign jumps on board. The White House says that Trump called on Russia for support and is launching an investigation.
More electors join the request. All are Democrat electors pledged to Hillary from states where Hillary won.
But they’re not done. Russian Gambit Step 5: Change the Electoral College vote.
Since the Russians interfered with the election, pressure the electors of the Electoral College to change their vote. Agents of the left are openly and directly threatening electors to get on board the faithless elector train and violate their lawful requirement to vote for the winner of the popular vote in their state.
Certainly this is interference in a lawfully concluded election. However, since it is being done by domestic agents of the left, socialists, communists, Democrats (redundant), not foreigners, it’s OK.
It’s the last desperate gasp of the angry left to get what they failed to get in the election, Hillary.
It won’t work. It’s over. They lost.