Sunday, February 18, 2018
Will Rogers once said: “Russia is a country that no matter what you say about it it's true. Even if it's a lie it's true.”
The Mueller indictment this week isn't so much a testimony to Russia's ability to mount a conspiracy but Russia’s utter ignorance about how the American elections work.
Despite all the rhetoric from the sour grape Democrats, and claims by Mueller, it is clear the Russians were not trying to influence the election.
The Russians mistakenly believed our claims that elections a really are about popular opinion and they were trying to sway voters, influencing public opinion through misinformation
But the Russians are rank amateurs when compared to the American media and the two-party system that bats around control of the country like a badminton birdie.
Everything in the indictment shows just how out of touch the Russians were with how the political system works and would have been far better off imitating what Democrats and Republicans had done for more than a century in manipulating voters.
The Russians were apparently not paying attention to all of the classic techniques the two American Parties have perfected, either by stealing votes or by discouraging opponent supporters from going to the polls at all.
The Russians clearly believed more in the American system that any right-minded politician here does. This is why their efforts seem so pathetic, despite all the hype Mueller and Media give it to suggest that this was some great effort to interfere with the election.
The Russians completely misunderstood what it means to rig an election, and that despite all we see on TV with people marching in the streets, Democrats and Republicans long ago learned that to rig an election you have to do it behind the scenes.
The Russians should not have bothered with any convert. They should have started a think tank the way the Democrats and Republicans have, little incubators out of which the best lies and distortions are always hatched.
It’s not that the Russians conspiracy was completely off base. Most of what they did was routine for Clinton during the election, stealing questions, buying out the Democratic Party so that she was the inevitable candidate, and Soros, who funded and manipulated thousands of people to hit the streets after the election.
The problem is the Russians simply mistook these Democrats stunts as all that was needed, when any Democrat could have warned them it was hardly enough.
The Russians – who live with a controlled media – should have known from the start that in order to win an election in America, you first have to take control of the press the way the Democrats did.
This is never a sure thing as the Democrats found out when Clinton lost, but a campaign has to have a candidate that isn’t a dirt bag.
The biggest crime the Russians did in coming to United States to work the election is underestimating just how manipulative the system is.
The made the mistake of presuming that if you hold a protest, if you chant the right things and get the press to pay attention to you, voters will be swayed to vote the way you want them to.
This is a vast overestimation of the intelligence of the average American voter, regardless of how educated or well-informed.
The Russians were hopeless outclassed in trying to manipulate public opinion when it came to the con job American political parties play.
While the Russians were trying to “influence” voters, politically deluded Democratic college students were out looking under every rock for Democratic votes if it moved they registered it.
While Democrats screamed and yelled about the Russians hacking into voting machines, they were far behind the curve when it came to how well American politicians engaged in the most classic of voting manipulation: the mail-in ballot.
Perhaps if the Russians had read more books on how to make friends and influence people they might have better understood the most basic concept of American politics: awarding of patronage to supporters.
If you don't have a contract to give somebody or a political appointment or a job you don't win votes.
The Russians also clearly failed to understand how many votes there are to be gained in graveyards.
This whole indictment of Russians over attempted manipulation of the American election just shows how inept they are in compared to how we do it here in America and how good at it we have become.
If there is a lesson to be had and if the Russians intend to influence the 2018 midterms they have a lot of catching up to do and may have to hire Hillary Clinton as a consultant.