Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

OnDoutside

(19,949 posts)
Sun Jul 22, 2018, 09:14 AM Jul 2018

Say YOU were Vladimir Putin, and you had masterminded an amazing plot to put your boy into the Oval

Office of your no 1 enemy, and you had his party (while controlling all parts of the legislature) too afraid to take you on, but it re-energised the opposition. What would you do next, bearing in mind that if the Democrats get even one branch of the executive back in November, everything will be exposed, you won't be in control, AND there is the expectation that by Jan 2021 at the latest, draconian revenge will be taken on you personally and those who helped you ?

(and let me re-state, there is little doubt Putin and his henchmen will/must suffer a terrible price for what they did).

My own view fwiw, is that he has made this calculation and is going to quadruple down on the mid terms, in the hope that the GOP will hold the House and the Senate. I don't see he has a choice.

6 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies

Stinky The Clown

(67,770 posts)
1. And he has certain Democrats and Not Democrats working hard to help him by . . . .
Sun Jul 22, 2018, 09:21 AM
Jul 2018

. . . . fucking with our primaries and picking off our best chance candidates.

OnDoutside

(19,949 posts)
2. Well the shocking new revelations about Tad Devine may fill us in on that yet. If I were anyway
Sun Jul 22, 2018, 09:26 AM
Jul 2018

even remotely connected with 2016, I'd be looking for do individual State or District work for quite a while !

 

beachbum bob

(10,437 posts)
3. nothing putin or russia can do if an extra 20 million democratic voters, vote
Sun Jul 22, 2018, 10:20 AM
Jul 2018

thats why all we DU members gotta be on the front battle lines in this election.

Putin was hoping trump could disrupt america enough BEFORE 2018 election. Trump still can if the chinese response to trump's latest tariff threat CRASHES US ECONOMY in the next few weeks.

that means that Putin has had trump achieve a majority of the goals he needed to set america up for destruction.

NO RUSSIAN BOT ATTACK will work this time. THE ONLY WAY WE DONT WIN IS IF THERE IS ARMED VIOLENCE AT THE VOTING BOOTHS

OnDoutside

(19,949 posts)
4. Why are you so confident that No Russian Bot attack will work this time ? Republicans have blocked
Sun Jul 22, 2018, 01:06 PM
Jul 2018

extra funds to support the effort to protect the integrity of the election system and you can bet Republicans will be doubling down on voter suppression in Red states.

If you accept the premise that Putin knows that he is fucked if Democrats get even one of the branches back, because that will be the start of showing the American public what happened, then he will have been working on other as yet unknown methods of screwing the election up for Democrats.

 

beachbum bob

(10,437 posts)
5. the bot attacks was all about creating apathy and dissention within democratic ranks...
Sun Jul 22, 2018, 04:09 PM
Jul 2018

fool me once...if we as democrats aren't smart enough to realize then we DESERVE what comes our way

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Say YOU were Vladimir Put...