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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
The Washington Post.
Owned by the Unification Church, a cult holding that it's founder Sun Myung Moon was the second coming of Christ.
That church bought the Post decades ago to influence American politics with propaganda that suited the cults agenda to bring about a conservative climate conducive to it's end days belief system.
I noticed that in the first two paragraphs, this article used the term , '' according to people familiar with the matter''
U.S. officials have told Sen. Bernie Sanders that Russia is attempting to help his presidential campaign as part of an effort to interfere with the Democratic contest, according to people familiar with the matter.
President Trump and lawmakers on Capitol Hill have also been informed about the Russian assistance to the Vermont senator, according to people familiar with the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence.
ACCORDING TO PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH THE MATTER??????
That's word for word ....
A simple question to ask then is who are these '' people familiar with the matter'' and why did they chose to go to the Post with this information, one day before the Nevada vote. And on a Friday as well.
The Unification Church is not to be trusted nor their multitude of propaganda outlets.
originally posted by: redmage
originally posted by: proximo
Silly - I guarantee you Russia would love for Bernie to become the US president.
Why? Because he would destroy the US economy and improve Russia's influence in the world.
This is not rocket science. I am looking at Bernies public policies and their obvious outcome, you are basing your conclusion off of Russian collusion porn.
Again, Bernie would need to get anything he wanted passed through Congress, and Bernie doesn't have the blind partisan support that Trump enjoys, so he would be pretty harmless overall.
That said, you're right that this isn't rocket science, but you're wrong on how effective Bernie would be.
originally posted by: redmage
You seem to be confusing Russia wanting Sanders to get the Democratic nomination, and Russia wanting Sanders to actually win the Presidential election. They are not one and the same.
I have no doubt that Russia would love for Sanders to get the Democratic nomination (he's the most divisive candidate in the democratic field), but believing that they want him to win the actual election strains credulity.
originally posted by: continuousThunder
wait, so unspecified "people familiar with the matter" are "not clear what form that Russian assistance has taken", but need to have this published in a widely read publication on the day before a critical vote is to take place?
And our response, as conspiracy-minded people, is not to the think about the implications here - the power of press and money and the organs of state being brought to bear against Bernie in such a transparent manner, and why that might be - but instead to carp like children about "commies".
Great work, ats. flipping brilliant.
originally posted by: InTheLight
originally posted by: Gojira54
I wonder if the democrats will try to spin this to blame it all on Trump, or if they'll just turn on Bernie and toss him out of the race.
My money is they try to blame it on Trump.
Hey, Bernie doesn't need help from Russia, but Trump does...watch and see.