Russiagate and the Democratic Party are for Chumps

Street, Paul

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  22/03/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20570

Now Trump and the nation's 34 Republican governors get to wield the ever-expanding powers of the police state in a nation whose populace has lost faith in nearly every major U.S. institution but two: the military and the police. It's a militarized police-state the Democrats helped create.



To be sure, the reigning Democrats know that they and the system they represent have an interest in their party retaining some electoral relevance and moving beyond their current pathetic status. Unwilling to embrace the excessively (for them and their big money backers) left Sanders "revolution," they think they can unseat the orange-haired beast by tying him to the Kremlin with trumped-up charges based on vague reports from hazy intelligence sources. They dream that dubious anti-Trump intelligence missives and liberal corporate media allies can "fuel…a Russia frenzy…that will," in Masha Gessen's words, "create a dark enough cloud of suspicion around Trump that Congress will find the will and the grounds to impeach him."
But it's likely that the real Russia card trick will be played not on Trump but on progressives and liberals.

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