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QOTD: A Trump adviser

QOTD: A Trump adviser

by digby



Jane Mayer wrote a long, comprehensive review of Professor Kathleen Jamison's new book about the Russian interference in the 2016 election which concludes that it had a tangible effect on the outcome. She gathered reams of evidence which can be interpreted in various ways and which some experts do think is inconclusive.

When asked for comment this is what Mayer got from a senior White House adviser:

“Where is the evidence? And when do people start to feel ashamed that they can’t accept the election results and the crappy candidate they ran?"

Does everyone in the Republican Party of 2018 have the emotional maturity of a 12-year-old just like their Dear Leader? Is their only mode of speech puerile, nasty, insults

Trump didn't invent this, of course. He's just the guy who finally gave them permission to act in public the way they do in private --- like snotty little bitches.

This Mayer review is fascinating, by the way, very thought-provoking. There is evidence that the Russians got hold of some very important Clinton campaign data that told them who the campaign had targeted as specifically "Hillary Defectors" and pushed out damaging information. I haven't read the book but it's interesting. Hall Jamison finds that he Russians sabotage campaign was dispositive. Trump lost the popular vote by 3 million votes and barely won the electoral college with 70,000 votes spread across three states. We know it certainly could have been.