Don’t be surprised if Democrats seem even more depressed than normal today. Despite their best efforts, today the Electoral College will vote to make Donald Trump the next president of the United States.
There’s nothing the liberals can do about it, and they know it. So, expect them to be a little extra hateful and unhinged on MSNBC and Twitter. It’s understandable.
But they plan to do more than shed a few tears into their organic free trade coffee with soy milk.
They’re trying everything they can to delegitimize Donald Trump’s presidency before it even begins – by claiming that the Russian government somehow stole the 2016 election.
There’s just one problem with this unproven conspiracy theory — it’s phony.
Turns out, the Russians tried to hack the Republican Party too.
And that fact alone totally debunks the liberal conspiracy theory.
Kremlin spies tried to hack into a Republican National Committee e-mail address during the election, but they couldn’t get past the RNC’s security, intelligence experts told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday.
If Moscow ran a one-sided operation only meant to help the President-elect Donald Trump, that’s a strange way of showing it.
This shocking revelation means that Russia targeted Americans across the board, but only succeeded with the Democrats because they are so weak on defense – whether it comes to fighting terrorism or protecting their own e-mail servers.
After all, this isn’t the first time this has happened on their watch.
During the Obama administration, hackers broke into:
- The IRS. Nearly 700,000 taxpayers had their personal information exposed to hackers in 2015, according to a nine-month investigation by the IRS;
- The NSA. In August, a group called “Shadow Broker” offered to sell malware that it stole from the National Security Agency. Multiple experts, including Edward Snowden, said that the documents the group publicly released were authentic;
- The State Department. In November 2014, Russia hacked the State Department’s server so severely that the administration shut down its e-mail system for a weekend to try to stop their covert activities. Federal officials told CNN that it was the “worst ever” cyberattack against any federal agency. Yet an internal audit performed this July found that thousands of its e-mail accounts remain vulnerable to hacking;
- The Executive Office of the President. In October 2014, the Obama administration admitted for an agents had hacked the EOP and gotten access to information about the president – including his exact, moment-by-moment whereabouts – that were not available to the public;
- The Office of Personnel and Management. OPM revealed in June 2015 that two separate hacks had stolen information from 21.5 million people – current, former, and prospective employees of the federal government, as well as contractors. A total of 5.6 million people had their fingerprint stolen from the system by hackers.
- Healthcare.gov. The bug-ridden Obamacare website was hacked 316 times between October 2013 and March 2015, according to the government accountability office; and
- His Secretary of State and hand-chosen successor, Hillary Clinton. The Romanian hacker Guccifer bragged that he personally breached Clinton’s homebrew e-mail server, and there is reason to believe he was not alone.
Those are just the hacks that we know of.
Why would Russia oppose Hillary Clinton’s election, anyway? As Secretary of State, she gave Russia the greenlight to take over a major uranium company, Uranium One, after the Clinton Foundation received $2.35 million in donations.
Still, Hillary Clinton told a dinner for her high-dollar donors on Thursday that Vladimir Putin had hacked her campaign servers, “because he has a personal beef against me.”
“The press is finally catching up to the facts, which we desperately tried to present to them during the last months of the campaign,” Clinton told the elite gathering. “This is not just an attack on me and my campaign … This is an attack against our country.”
You don’t have to be a Beltway politico to see Hillary’s strategy. She’s complaining that the Russians “stole” in the election. She’s implying that Donald Trump’s presidency is illegitimate. And she’s trying to set up herself as Vladimir Putin’s worst enemy.
Then, in 2020, she can run for president to get revenge against Russia on behalf of the entire United States. Like “Rocky IV,” but without the first shred of excitement.
Unlike Rocky, she and her entire party are weak. Weak on national security, weak on cyber security. Weak on protecting American jobs. Weak on defending American culture, our border, and our constitution.
And later today, they’re going down for the count — for at least the next four years.
— The Horn editorial team