By Bill Maher
President Obama knew the Russians were messing with our election, and he sat on his hands. Why?
Even Trump tweeted:“Since the Obama Administration was told way before the 2016 Election that the Russians were meddling, why no action?” When it comes to bombs at the airport, we’re all told it’s our job to “if you see something, say something.” So why didn’t Obama say something?
His defenders, like the liberal website Slate, say: “Obama’s job wasn’t to prevent the election of a particular person, even one as awful as Trump. Obama’s job was to preserve the country. That meant protecting the integrity of our elections and public faith in them.” And I get that argument.
The Washington Post says Putin’s goal was to “undermine public faith in the US democratic process.” So Obama bent over backwards to not say the election was rigged. But is that really such a noble thing? You’re allowed to cry “wolf” when you actually see a wolf.
Is it really better for us to believe the game isn’t fixed, when it is?