George W. Bush: It’s Pretty Clear That Russia Meddled in 2016 Election

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Spike Trader, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. George W. Bush: It’s Pretty Clear That Russia Meddled In 2016 Election
    Vladimir Putin is a “zero-sum” kind of guy.

    Former President George W. Bush defied his party’s dismissal of Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. election Thursday, saying “there’s pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled.”

    Speaking in Abu Dhabi at a forum organized by the Milken Institute, a California-based think tank, Bush didn’t say whether he thought the meddling affected election results, according to The Associated Press. But the intent was undeniable, he said.

    “It’s problematic that a foreign nation is involved in our election,” Bush said.

    President Donald Trump has repeatedly dismissed intelligence reports of Russian meddling in the election as fake news, a hoax and made-up. Republicans in Congress have been trying to undermine investigations, and last week released a secret GOP memo aimed at discrediting the FBI.

    Bush characterized Russian President Vladimir Putin as “zero-sum” with a “chip on his shoulder” about the demise of the Soviet Union.

    “He can’t think, ‘How can we both win?’ He only thinks, ‘How do I win, you lose?’” Bush said.

    Pivoting to the topic of immigration, Bush called for reform ― another possible critique of Trump. The president revoked protections for hundreds of thousands of recipients of the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals program, only to use the program as bait in trying to gain funding for a border wall as part of a broader immigration deal.

    Bush has made veiled swipes at Trump before, saying in October that “bigotry seems emboldened” and politics seem “more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication.”
     
  2. Oh, the Russians meddled in the election. And the reason why Obama did not take action when he knew about it, is not pretty.
     
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  3. Wait for it... Bush is a RINO argument? or what about....
     
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  4. exGOPer

    exGOPer

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  5. exGOPer

    exGOPer

    He is 'establishment'.

    Trump on the other hand with his Goldman Sachs cabinet, his Bush tax cuts replica, his corporate lobbyist filled administration is a POPULIST!
     
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  6. Dam the little frogshit got in while I was writing.
     
  7. So Clinton got 48% and Trump 46% and the Russians wanted Trump and did indeed meddle with the election of the US president. What the fuck.

    We went from possibly the best qualified person to the least. As the British say......bloody hell.
     
  8. What's the date on those articles? Oh they are AFTER the election. Why didn't he say something BEFORE the election? Oh wait...he did...he told Trump 2 weeks before the election to stop whining and that no serious person believes there's any type of shenanigans going on in our election.
     
  9. exGOPer

    exGOPer

    You do understand international policy isn't real time right? During election time, they were trying to take preventive measures and responded on a real time basis

    Here is an article from October 2016 detailing just that

    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/08/...ly-accuses-russia-of-stealing-dnc-emails.html

    And Obama said the elections weren't going to be rigged by US officials as Trump alleged, he didn't say foreign entities like Russia wouldn't interfere. Why do you guys misrepresent such simple statements that can be easily fact checked?
     
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    #10     Feb 8, 2018
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