Russian hacked into US election campaigns in 2008, but Obama laughed it off and denied it could happen in 2016 — when Hillary was expected to win

Russian hacked into US election campaigns in 2008, but Obama laughed it off and denied it could happen in 2016 — when Hillary was expected to win. Less than three minutes.

“After a decade of playing down Russian interference and it’s impact, the left is in total freakout mode, trying desperately to connect Russia hacking to the Trump presidency. This is a total left wing conspiracy, a fantasy.” Every study finds that not a single US vote was affected.

As they say, if the modern left didn’t have double standards then they wouldn’t have any standards at all.

I’m reminded of the McCarthy era, still much celebrated by the left as if they were the injured party and the good guys. We now know from the Soviet archives, brought to the West after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1990,  that (nearly?) all the people Joe McCarthy accused of being communist agents were in fact agents acting for Russia. There were Communist spies, mostly “good” western lefties, liberally scattered through the British and US establishments. Talk about Russian influence! Now that’s treason.

But that was back when Russia was on the other side of the culture war.

hat-tip Stephen Neil