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GOP is now the Party of Putin

Russian embassy (@RusEmbUSA) retweets Trump's praise of Putin.

https://twitter.com/sahilkapur/status/814927327343837185
https://twitter.com/JohnJHarwood/status/814931853253734400

Dreaded New Year

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YOU BLEW IT UP! AH, DAMN YOU! GOD DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!


Parties have collapsed-Congress has caved-Professional groups are toothless-Media is irrelevant

But we are now getting to see what American democracy looks like without any real buffers in the way of sheer populism and demagoguery. The parties have collapsed, Congress has caved, professional groups are largely toothless, the media have been rendered irrelevant. When I wrote a book about “illiberal democracy” in 2003, I noted that in polls, Americans showed greatest respect for the three most undemocratic institutions in the country: the Supreme Court, the Federal Reserve and the armed forces. Today, the first two have lost much of their luster, and only the latter remains broadly admired.

What we are left with today is an open, meritocratic, competitive society in which everyone is an entrepreneur, from a congressman to an accountant, always hustling for personal advantage. But who and what remain to nourish and preserve the common good, civic life and liberal democracy?

https://www.facebook.com/fareedzakaria/posts/10153921131916330
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/america-is-becoming-a-land-of-less-liberty/2016/12/29/2a91744c-ce09-11e6-a747-d03044780a02_story.html?utm_term=.21d70bdf0b3f

Same guy who railed on Obama for not saying "radical Islamic terrorism" can't say "Russian Hacking"


https://twitter.com/goldengateblond/status/814615077244399616

Trump voters thought they were safe - because they were white





http://mysharona1987.tumblr.com/post/154936153739/well-basically-yeah-i-mean-i-suspect-that-is

Russia's UK Embassy Mocks Obama For New Sanctions With Duck Meme


President Obama expels 35 🇷🇺 diplomats in Cold War deja vu. As everybody, incl 🇺🇸 people, will be glad to see the last of this hapless Adm.
https://twitter.com/RussianEmbassy/status/814564127230271489?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/russian-embassy-uk-obama-sanctions-hacking

David Frum: Russian-hacked material did damage -BECAUSE- Russia found a willing accomplice in Trump

Russian-hacked material did damage because, and only because, Russia found a willing accomplice in the person of Donald J. Trump

It was the president-elect’s hyperbolic characterizations of the pilfered material that turned routine documents into the stuff of scandal.


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“It’s all just an attempt to delegitimize Donald Trump.” That’s the argument you hear from Trump supporters each time new information comes to light about how hard Russian spy services worked to damage Hillary Clinton. You heard it again on Thursday.

The Trump supporters are 100 percent right: The information is delegitimizing. The president-elect of the United States reportedly owes his office in considerable part to illegal clandestine activities in his favor conducted by a hostile, foreign spy service. It’s hard to imagine a crisis of presidential legitimacy more extreme than that. But that’s no argument against airing this information. It’s precisely why the information must be aired. [...]

Without Trump’s own willingness to make false claims and misuse Russian-provided information, the Wikileaks material would have deflated of its own boringness. The Russian-hacked material did damage because, and only because, Russia found a willing accomplice in the person of Donald J. Trump.

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https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/12/how-trump-made-russias-hacking-more-effective/511880/

"New Rule"


https://twitter.com/JamilSmith/status/814505855706136576

Former Trump advisor reportedly sends letter to McCain threatening USA on behalf of Russia





https://twitter.com/JoyAnnReid/status/814511372662964224
http://shareblue.com/former-trump-advisor-reportedly-sends-letter-to-mccain-threatening-the-u-s-and-our-military/#.WGUx0hiUQaQ.twitter



posting this here (because):
The DHS/FBI report on Russia's cyber hacking
https://www.us-cert.gov/sites/default/files/publications/JAR_16-20296.pdf
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