Russia, the story that wont die:
A lot of people think the problem with Russian influence in our politics is that the red menace is back and they are going to take over america and turn us all into commie bastards. The truth however is that Russian influence in American politics is not unique or communist. Its the natural end product of late stage capitalism, MERICA!
The Saudis, Israelis, China,pretty much anyone who can is pouring money into our political system to get what they want. Russia is not even the worst. None of these countries are interested in taking over, what they are interested in is MONEY (and in some cases buying weapons).
The Russian case is in the spotlight because Donald Trump might be the dumbest politician to ever walk the earth. He could keep area 51 secret.
In my opinion the entire scandal boils down to this: Trump is a horrible business man. 2008 rolls around and he is in big trouble. No other banks will give him cash, so he goes to the Russians. They probably have some dirt on him to make sure he pays up, and then low and behold HE RUNS FOR PRESIDENT! This is a wet dream for the Russians, they hate Clinton for her part in the sanctions for Crimea, so this is going to be great. They do some email hacking(which by the way wouldn’t have hurt her if she wasn’t so corrupt, can’t hack corruption out of emails that don’t have evidence of corruption in them), pay some bribes to Trump and his people, get lucky with Clinton running an abysmal campaign, and BAM they have a president they can control.
The whole thing is so done so that Putin and his rich Plutocrats can get even richer, damn the consequences. Which has also basically been American foreign policy for the last 35 years, so lets not go pointing fingers so fast.
And now hopefully the whole house of cards is falling in on itself. This whole sorry affair is a perfectly good reason (among many) to impeach Trump. Now that the Republicans have decided to shoot themselves in the foot by passing this horrible health care bill in the house, perhaps they will look to impeachment as a way to climb back out of that hole. Probably not going to happen that way, but a person can dream.
More likely we will have to wait until after the 2018 elections to see what the house and senate look like. If both find themselves with a sudden infusion of progressives we could see Trump’s term cut short.
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