It is now the Democratic Party’s official excuse that Hillary lost because of Russian interference.
It was the Russians and not voter suppression.
Or it was fake news.
Hillary lost because of fake news.
Or it was Julian Assange and Wikileaks.
There was also Edward Snowden. Jill Stein and Bernie Sanders.
And that guy Johnson who didn’t know what an Aleppo was.
And, of course, FBI Director James Comey.
And the Russians.
Mostly the Russians.
But it wasn’t about the Democrats picking Hillary, a pillar of the center-right wing of the Democratic Party and a symbol of all that people have grown to detest in electoral politics.
Second only to the guy who won.
And now I suspect that with the race for Governor of Illinois less than 18 months away and with a chance to oust the most viciously anti-worker governor, the Russians are at it again.
What else can explain the fact that with Bruce Rauner’s polling running in the low 30s, and among the country’s most unpopular governors, the Democrats are considering running billionaire family members, J.B. Pritzker and Christopher Kennedy , to run against him.
The only reason these two are being considered – aside from support from the Russians – is that they are filthy rich.
A match-up between billionaires can only have one possible outcome. And not a good one for the working families of Illinois.
Last time the choice was between a union-hater and a pension thief.
I’m pretty sure the Russians had their hands in that one too.