There has been a wealth of ink wasted on this Russia thing….did Russia meet with any candidates to decide the future? Or did it not?
If you really do not know about all this wasted time and energy then get up and use the Google machine….you can learn it all….and from whatever side you want……
I am not here to join in that debate….I will do what I always do….give my readers a history lesson….or if you like a historical perspective….
You see if Trump and/or his minions met with someone from the Russia oligarchy then it is NOTHING new. That is right…it is nothing new!
Whatever are you talking about professor?
First let’s talk about the Nixon years….and the Vietnam Peace talks….
Journalist Robert Parry, editor of Consortiumnews.com, may be the most knowledgeable journalist about the GOP use of foreign policy subterfuge (some might call it treason) to successfully win the 1968 and 1980 elections. He has compiled the evidence in his latest book, “America’s Stolen Narrative.”
It is a persuasive account of the beginning of de facto stolen presidential elections by the GOP, which in turn has led to a lack of accountability for executive branch actions by the DC code of silence among the powerful. These elections (with the exception of Watergate) taught the Republicans, Parry contends, that there would be no consequences for law-breaking behavior in elections and foreign policy.
Next up is the Reagan campaign of 1980….and the Iranian hostage thing……
“A conspiracy between a presidential candidate and a hostile foreign power against an incumbent president would seem to be without precedent in American history. But if Reagan struck a successful deal with Iran and captured the presidency in 1980, it would explain why he agreed to the bizarre alliance with Iran in 1985 and 1986: He had gotten away with it before.”—B. Honegger and J. Naureckas, In These Times, July 7, 1987.
The charge has been raised, first in the Middle Eastern and European press and now in the US, that in 1980 while Jimmy Carter was frantically negotiating for an early release of American hostages in Iran, members of the Ronald Reagan campaign staff made the Ayatollah Khomeini an offer he couldn’t refuse—badly needed US arms and spare parts for his war with Iraq if he kept the US Embassy hostages in Tehran until after election day.
Now we come to all the hoopla about the Trump people and their alleged meetings/deals with the Russians.
Is it just me or all these incidents involving GOP candidates? I am sure there are others and maybe even a Dem in there somewhere but these examples are the ones that readily came to mind.
Did I mention that all these examples are those of GOP candidates? Is that a pattern or what?