Whether the Russian Bogeyman is real or not, it’s irrelevant. Why are Americans so eager to find the béte noir that is responsible for Hillary not ascending to the presidency?
They want a simple headed answer to go along with their simple headed works views I guess. The credulity of our people and the cynicism of what passes for the press in this country has made us all ready marks in a PT Barnum alternate universe.
Look around people. More money was spent on the 2016 presidential election then we ever spent before. The attack ads coming from the Koch brothers (who I remember reading, invested $1 billion dollars) are ignored. And there is the purging of voter rolls in the deep South and in states like Wisconsin are all but ignored. Voter suppression laws in dozen states to keep the “undesirable elements” from ever creating a vote for someone who is not GOP which also are ignored.
Oh, and lord forbid we have to deal with the possibility that we had it coming. That we deserve foreign powers playing in our “democratic” processes because of all the (publicly known) dirty tricks, wars, sabotage and manipulation we have foisted on the world to advance the greed and quest for control over all other nations. After all the attacks on 9/11 were just a less subtle example of “blowback”.
It appears we are not a very bright people after all. We are in a quest to always find the most ridiculous (but palatable) answer to everything it appears.