Dr. Ada Fisher: Russia didn’t influence election outcome
By Dr. Ada Fisher
Standing in “Red Square” in the ’90s, I was struck that here was a nation with nuclear war capabilities in which time seems to have stood still.
Hospitals didn’t have state of the art capabilities, rural areas were isolated in their environmental extremes, pollution was so thick one could push it aside with one’s hand and permafrost suffocated the land, making it hard to find green food. Russia’s aggressive push into Africa was more about expanding their quest for energy and possibly territory to colonize as their options in their gulags froze up. China is doing the same in fostering civil wars in Chad, the Sudan and other drought stricken areas.
Fast forward to the 2016 U.S. presidential elections where the foreign tampering sidebar has taken over rational political understandings. Concerns that Russia tried to interfere in the outcome of that election belie that the Democrats’ data was violated, not that for the Republican Party.
Lying and denying her own culpability, Hillary Clinton engaged with Russians on multiple levels throughout her political career and establishment of the Clinton Foundation. Like so many others, the misdirection move on election tampering clearly obfuscates failures within the Democratic Party and liberal establishment which no one wishes to discuss. Such efforts to shift the focus from Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the Clinton machine missed this threat which was known, very real and ignored.
In his keynote dinner speech to the NC GOP at its 2017 convention, Alberto Gonzales, former U.S. attorney general under President George W. Bush, told a truth few want to appreciate and publicly acknowledge. All nations spy on each other and try to influence the outcome of elections or leadership in their national interest. How many have been overthrown, removed and assassinated with foreign help remains a secret.
The USAID (U.S. Agency for International Development) and USIA (U.S. Information Agency) both tell the United States’ story and try to persuade in the aid they dispense. Disinformation dissemination and propaganda is a hallmark of many departments established to assist nations, which is why so many acting in seemingly benign roles are stopped or detained at length on foreign soil as possible spies.
President Trump needs to stop tweeting, remove his children from their advisory roles, given their ties to his businesses and its plans for the US with safety nets defined. The citizens of this country need to prepare for more belt tightening and appreciate that deregulation frees their creativity; lower taxes will give them more money but they will have to invest it wisely; health care leaves you on your own requiring wise choices as the government retrenches from its position of “sugar daddy” to provide only that which citizens cannot do for themselves.
Dr. Ada M. Fisher of Salisbury is author of “Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Good for What Ails Us,” available through Amazon.com. She is the N.C. Republican National Committeewoman.