Why Democrats Are Obsessed with Russia: Election Control

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Remember the days when presidents adhered and respected the Constitution?

Then came the rise of Leftist liberalism.

Presidents sought loopholes, opportunities and justifications for why an executive order or presidential action was vitalnecessary for the stability and security of the United States of America.

Sigh…

Should we be surprised that in President Obama’s final days that he is doing just that?

According to National Review:

The Obama Administration is leaving office much like the way it came in — by exploiting perceived crises. “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,” Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s just-named chief of staff, told a Wall Street Journal conference of top CEOs in November 2008 while his boss was still president-elect. Since then a slew of constitutionally dubious executive orders, presidential emergencies, and rushed legislation have characterized the Obama presidency. Now he is leaving office by issuing a blizzard of “midnight regulations” and edicts.

One of the most troublesome came last Friday and gave the federal government the power to begin centralizing our election systems. The Constitution explicitly gives states the power to set the “times, manner and places of holding elections.” But Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson used the excuse of Friday’s release of a report on Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee to declare that state and local voting systems will be designated as “pieces of critical infrastructure” so that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) can protect them from hackers.

Why is it that the federal government believes their intervention will be any help at all?

If anything, the decentralization of our election system is exactly what kept Russia from effectively hacking our entire system!

But, by making such a stink about it, Democrats are the wolf in sheep’s clothing–employing their fear mongering tactics to push their agenda for federal expansion and power.

Because, if you remember correctly, no one initially raised a stink about Putin’s fingers in the election pie. What damage can he do? Hillary will win, they said.

Now that no one is standing with her, Democrats will not let a good crises go to waste.

Glad they’re more concerned about partisan politics than our Republic.



Regan Pifer

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Reagan Pifer has taught and researched American history and politics in higher education for ten years. These are her rants.