During his campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly promised, "You're going to get tired of winning." Who knew that he was talking to Vladimir Putin?
Today's politics is a zero sum game that is all about winners and losers. The loser of the 2016 presidential election is American democracy. The winner is Vladimir Putin.
If Putin had a Christmas wish list, then most of his wishes have come true. Some beyond his wildest dreams.
In the geopolitical scheme of things, Putin's goals are to knock America off its pedestal as world leader and to drive a wedge between America and her Western European allies.
Besides the West constantly putting up road blocks to Putin's favorite past time of annexing territories like Crimea, Ukraine and Georgia, America presents another, more subtle irritant for Putin.
America is the poster child for Individual choice, free elections and consumerism. These are not seeds that Putin wants planted in the brains of his comrades.
Creating havoc here and a distrust of our institutions is the best way for Putin to take the sheen off the shiny object that is America and Donald J. Trump is the perfect stooge.
If Putin was looking for a corrupt, amoral narcissist who would succumb to flattery and put his own interests ahead of national security and the interests of every other American, Donald J. Trump was his boy.
At this point, it's almost irrelevant if the Russians meddle in the 2018 midterm elections. Trump has sewn so much distrust among his supporters that he will be able to convince them that any outcomes not to their liking were rigged.
It may be irrelevant, but they will meddle, nonetheless.
The irony is that Trump was actually right about the 2016 election. It was rigged, only it was rigged in his favor.
If Russian hacking didn't turn the trick (it did), then James Comey certainly did with his badly timed breaks with FBI protocol.
Day after day we're bombarded with Treets (Trump tweets) berating, belittling and attacking Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein, Jeff Sessions, the FBI, the Department of Justice, etc.
He only has kind words for Vladimir Putin.
Not once has Trump pushed for answers to Russia's interference in the 2016 election, even though every American intelligence agency and intelligence agencies around the world agree that Russia did, in fact meddle in our election.
If he's worried about election meddling, why hasn't he ever held one single meeting to look for ways to prevent it?
How is it possible that everyone connected with the Trump campaign has a connection to Vladimir Putin and his oligarchs? Why is it that they all lied about it?
Four major players in the Trump campaign have already pleaded guilty to federal charges of lying. How is that a witch hunt?
Putin may not have a "pee pee tape" on Donald Trump, but he sure as sh*t has something.
When it comes to phony elections around the world, Sarah Huckabee Sanders says that the White House does not comment on elections in other countries. Unless that election is in Russia, then it's OK for her boss to call Putin to congratulate him on his reelection.
Here's the deal: Trump and Wilbur Ross and who-knows-who must have been laundering money for the Russians for years. Nothing else makes sense.
Now all you have to worry about is how Ivanka got all those Chinese patents and how much ZTE stock you should buy.
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