I mentioned Wall Street once, and mentioned a lot of other things too. So yeah, I can talk about things other than Wall Street. The point, in case you missed it, is that there are lots of powerful interests that have corrupted our democracy, far more than Russia, and you happen to provide cover for a number of them here all the time. Then you turn around and pretend to want to defend our democracy. It’s absurd. It’d be one thing if you called out corruption within the Democratic Party or the DNC, but you don’t, just the opposite. You provide cover for it, and lots of corrupt politicians. You were just touting Cuomo as a candidate for president, and he shut down his own panel on corruption when it started to take its job seriously. How can you say what you always say here then turn around and pretend that you care about our democracy and the integrity of our democracy? You do seem to live in a bubble.
“Even if Russia did not hack the DNC servers there is plenty of other ways in which Russia has tried to interfere with the election.”
My freaking god. I will ask this one last time; are there not other countries that do far more than create freaking internet memes, and online propaganda campaigns in this country? Answer the question. Given what has been proven to this point, are there no other countries that do far more than what you can prove Russia has done to this point? Have we not done far, far more to other countries, including Russia (see the 1996 election there). Of course, goes without saying. You explain to me how it is okay that Israel does far more to interfere in our domestic politics than Russia. You explain why the same is true with Saudi Arabia, and many other countries, but nothing at all is done about it. You can’t. It is also obvious why most in both parties have no interest in a probe like this extending to other countries or corruption in general. There’d be about five politicians left standing.
“The claim of Russia hacking is from the US intelligence agencies . When these agencies make such a claim it has to be taken seriously.”
Says you. See, Trump has no credibility because he lies all the damn time. He doesn’t tell the truth, and as a result, we don’t give him the benefit of the doubt when he says to trust him. Same goes with the intelligence agencies in this country. They lie all the time, they manipulate citizens in countries around the world, ours as well, they overthrow democracies, and there is a long history of undermining groups that those in power don’tl like domestically. Remember when the head of the NSA denied it was doing sweeping survelance under oath, then had to scramble when leaks came out showing otherwise? Or COINTELPRO, the Red Scare, etc. The domestic propaganda campaign to support the coup in Guatemala in 1954 was a famous case. The lies the media told that helped us get into Vietnam, what came out of the Church Committee (where we found out the massive number of journalists that were paid by the CIA to spread propaganda). Hell, even what is coming out of the recently declassified JFK files. Look at them. One shows that the CIA was thinking about bombing a part of Miami and then blaming it on Castro as a means to get support for a coup there, and I could go on forever. I seek evidence, and you just want everyone to accept this without thinking critically about any of it and you want everyone to ignore the actual history of those intelligence agencies. Why would any logical person give them the benefit of the doubt?
“I think people from Wall Street should have been tried and if convicted jailed over the housing bubble scandal and find it frustrating that more has not been done”
Greatest crime wave in modern history. Brought the entire economy down, totally looted local governments, the elderly, the collective savings of the African American community almost entirely wiped out, and your response is, “I think we got a banker or two, I wish we did something. Gosh golly.”