The mixed messages from yesterday’s “shocking” indictments of some Russian trolls (while The FBI was busily ignoring potential mass murderers in Florida) need some context to calm the chaotic “told you so” narrative spewing from every orifice of every side in this debacle.
Hillary Clinton spent 53 times more money per month than Russians seeking to influence the 2016 presidential election.
As The Daily Caller’s Amber Athey details, according to reports, the monthly Russian budget for the operation to meddle in the election was $1.2 million. As Peter Hamby pointed out on Twitter, Clinton and supporting PAC Priorities USA spent approximately $800 million in 2016.
Not to diminish how awful this is, but $1.2 million is hardly mindblowing. Hillary Clinton + Priorities USA spent ~$800 million in 2016. https://t.co/CWpV7u8iip
— Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) February 16, 2018
That means Clinton and her PAC spent about $66 million a month in 2016, a whopping 53 times more money than Russia’s $1.25 million monthly budget.
It’s also worth nothing that not all of the money spent by the Russian operation was used to campaign for President Donald Trump. According to the Mueller indictment released Friday, Russian trolls also supported Jill Stein and Bernie Sanders and even planted seeds for leftist groups like “Blacktivist” and “Woke Blacks.”
After the election, Russians continued to sow division in the United States by riling up “#Resist” groups involved in anti-Trump protests.
But none of that matters… Russians ‘meddled’ – end of story, Adam Schiff will no doubt be popping corks this weekend.
Eliminate Federal and State governments and allow the people to govern on the county level.
That would be CHAOS Bert with a different set of laws for each county in America.
Go back to the drawing board Bert and when you discover the best solution for self determination, it’s probably going to look alot like the Founding Fathers recipe.
There’s nothing wrong with the US Constitution. Only with those with political power who do not follow it. 🙂
I wonder how much of that $66-million Hillary Clinton was spending a month to run a second failed presidential campaign was foreign money? Like from the Saudis.
Eliminate all campaign contributions from all outside foreign governments.
The Russians. What a joke. How many Russians were involved in 9/11? (None of them.) How many Saudis? (All of them.) You tell me that 9/11 wasn’t an attempt by a foreign government(s) to influence the politics of the United States. You tell me the Iranian Hostage Crisis back in the 1979 to 1980 didn’t influence Jimmy Carter losing the election. And what about all the speculation that Cuba was directly involved in the JFK Assassination?
But hey. How many elections, how many internal affairs, how many countries has the United States interfered with? The House of Saud. Iraq. Iran. Egypt. Viet Nam. The Ukraine. Etc.
Just one big hypocrisy after another.
All this money being contributed and spent to elect people to political office. Nobody makes the contributions being made without something in return. When Hillary was defeated, a lot of big sum contributors were out a lot of money. That is helping to feed anti-Trump fervor.
Most Hollywood executives spent more on their little whores during the election cycle. Planned Parenthood still profits 15,000% on the sale of every aborted human.
I wasn’t aware that Planned Parenthood made that much from their harvest. If so, I haven’t researched it enough yet to know, then there sure seems to be a profit motive behind all of this. It would kill me to think that I had been conned into allowing these sick monsters to “harvest” my baby so that they could buy themselves sports cars.
Hillary could’ve outspent the entire planet and it would not have changed the fact that thankfully enough people saw her for the most hypocritical and corrupt individual that she is. The headline in its construction reeks of bias. It still blames or causes to be even considered Russia’s ability to influence a damned thing here in the US. The problem lies in Washington D.C. and with the only thing even more corrupt than Hillary – the liberal media – and not on the other side of the planet.
On the positive side — I have always harbored a secret thought that Bill Clinton’s heart disease and open heart surgery was just an accident. The surgery aged Bill dramatically, and no amount of Viagra will ever get Bill hard again. In a way, God, or man, or the both got even with that lying, cheating, two-timing, cold-hearted, mean-spirited, home-wrecking, serial adulterer and philanderer.
Same thing with Hillary Clinton’s many, assorted, and all infinitely satisfying and entertaining. I think she was pushed down those airliner steps. Brain damage — what a terrible thing to give a woman, especially one who considers herself on the sharpest knives in the drawer. (Cough. Cough. Cough. Cough. Cough.)
It wasn’t just the Russians…how can the George Soros tentacles not be involved with trying to destabilize our 2016 election, and negatively impact the Donald Trump administration?
The willingness to spend on the campaign to get elected to a job that pays far, far less screams corruption. It isn’t just Hillary either.
Has anyone heard of Hillary having one of her “spells” lately? Seems like she made a miraculous recovery since the elections. Oh, excuse my ignorance, I forgot, it’s all part of this cheaply written script that the “Hollywood for the ugly” in DC act out.