Write It On Ice




In my last couple of columns I’ve been discussing how the American Left has blown its collective mind over the election of Trump, and their hair-on-fire antics in trying to turn the tides of time back to pre-November 8, when their queen bee in waiting, Miss Pantsuit, was still just a stone’s throw away from her coronation.

As I’m writing this (who knows what they’ll come up with tomorrow?) the Next Big Thing is that Russia hacked the DNC computers because “they wanted Trump to win”. It’s splashed all over the place in the leftist media. Big headlines; op-ed topic du jour.

But let’s examine this for a moment. Left unexplained is why the Russians would want Trump over Clinton. Are the Dems trying to imply that he’s a Russian agent or something? A Manchurian Candidate? It certainly can’t be that the Russians were afraid of Clinton. After all, as Secretary of State she was an abysmal failure, and all of her policies led to disastrous consequences, from the Arab Spring meltdown, to Benghazi, to China’s resurgent aggression in the South China Sea, to Russia’s own newly energized militarism in Eastern Europe and the Middle East. So no, that can’t be it.

Another aspect of this issue the Left doesn’t seem to raise, and in fact wants to distract people away from thinking about, is really basic: if there was nothing in those hacked emails to hide, what’s the big deal anyway? This is the modern computer era. Everybody gets hacked. That’s a given. There’s even a phrase for it: “The internet is forever”. Never write, post, publish, or email anything you don’t want to see splashed all over the web. Even kids know this. So what was in those “hacked” emails that supposedly brought Clinton down?

Truth. The simple truth.

Those emails, whether hacked by the Russians or someone else, revealed the depths of the corruption of the Clinton cabal in their maneuvering to win office, from the manipulations of Debra Wasserman Schultz and Donna Brazile in stealing the primary from Bernie Sanders, to the complicity of the Clinton team in her illegal email rig, to the cooperation of the allegedly “independent and unbiased” press, right on down.

But there’s also a further reality. Those hacked emails didn’t actually reveal anything people didn’t already know about Clinton. All they really did was confirm what people already knew: that Clinton is cynical and corrupt to her core, and surrounds herself with like-minded people. Nothing new here, move along.

Thus the net impact of those hacked emails, in reality, was pretty much a big, fat zero.

Let’s face it. This latest burst of sanctimonious outrage is nothing more than another effort to deny the reality of the election outcome, and a lame attempt to besmirch and delegitimize the guy who won the election fair and square: Donald Trump.

My Armenian mother told me there’s an old-country maxim that goes: “Write it on ice”. In other words, if you write something down that you might not want people to see later, it will disappear forever when the ice melts, but you never know about anything written on paper – or nowadays in emails.

So the lesson for the Dems is this: next time, don’t document your corruption in emails. Better yet, why not consider abandoning that corruption altogether?


©Brian Baker 2016

(Also published today in my local newspaper, The Signal)

18 comments on “Write It On Ice

  1. Hardnox says:

    Well stated Brian. It should be noted that the Left has never denied a single word in those emails, only that they are pissed that they were exposed.

    Further, the bigger untold story is the pedophilia that is practiced among the elite that is being completely covered up as “fake news”. The biggest gift that the left received was the nitwit that showed up at the DC pizza parlor with a rifle. Now everything from the right is labeled as fake news and orchestrated by the Kremlin.

    Initially I viewed the PizzaGate story as tinfoil hat stuff but after closer inspection of the emails there is most definitely a “there” there. I view the Russian meme and the “fake news” narrative as nothing more that “hey look, a squirrel” to deflect attention away from serious crimes being committed by the elite in this country involving the abuse of children.

    Ya gotta hand it to the left. They have used every opportunity to use anything to successfully fundraise and to deflect while at the same time rally the lemmings. Of course, none of it would be possible if the media wasn’t their propaganda arm.

    Lefty heads exploding over the Trump win is music to my ears. They lied, cheated, ballot stuffed, manipulated, and they still lost and can’t grasp that cold reality. Never mind they nominated a terribly corrupt and incompetent candidate that promised a continuation of Obama policies… or worse.

    • BrianR says:

      Thanks, Nox.

      I don’t know anything about “Pizzagate” because I haven’t been paying any attention to it, but I do have to say that right now we’re living in a great period of schadenfreude! And I’m loving the hell out of it, as is pretty much everyone I know.

      Too. Damn. Cool.

  2. captbogus2 says:

    It seems the Democrats have such tunnel vision they cannot alter their course when the cold, hard facts are in their face. The Bernie Sanders support was great enough that it was evident that not only were the grass roots folks in the Heartland tired of the Clintons but a pretty large portion of the Democrat party as well. Yet they just steamrollered over the Sanders people and in a very obvious rigged primary took him out of the running. Had they opened their eyes and ears they could’ve seen the train wreck coming down the tracks.

  3. Hopeful says:

    Another great column, Brian! It is obvious that the Left will stop at nothing to try to steal the election. First was the DNC manipulation to ensure Hillary won the primary. Next was the media bias for Hillary along with the media’s ridiculous attempts to smear Trump non-stop. Then, Hillary’s arrogance. corruption and over-confidence lost the election, so the left insists her popular vote win should be relevant, so the left insists on recounts to try to steal votes from Trump. When that didn’t work, they insist that Trump was only elected due to Russian interference, so now, they want the electors to deny Trump their electoral vote. And as of today, the headline news on AOL is that Huma Adedin wants to review the warrant that led to more Clinton e-mails being found, which the left claims was the final stake that denied Hillary the election.

    What I want to see happen from this:

    President Trump and the Republicans use the left’s antics as a reason why we must secure our voting system to “give confidence” back to the people. Maybe we can now get legitimate voter ID laws passed, since the left made such a stink this year!

    I would also like to see President Trump and the Republicans get the best tech minds together and focus on cyber security. That should have been done a long time ago, but Obama and the left seemed more concerned with spending TRILLIONS on other issues that THEY deemed more important.

    I have no doubt that the left’s reaction to this election will come back to bite them in the same way Harry Reid’s “nuclear option” will now help Trump. Fortunately for the Republicans, the Democrats have smoothed the road for Trump. I just hope that the Republicans will use Harry Reid’s mistakes to their advantage.

    • BrianR says:

      Helluva comment, hopeful. Great stuff.

      It’s all smoke and mirrors with the Dem/socialists. Notice that the ONR thing they can’t seem to address is the truthfulness of what was REVEALED in those hacked emails, so they try to obfuscate and misdirect with the ancillary and basically irrelevant issue of the ORIGIN of them.

      This actually COULD be a relevant issue… IF the material that was put out to the public was false. Lies. But it isn’t; it was just the revelation and/or confirmation of the TRUTH.

  4. Hopeful says:

    To think that less than 2 months ago, Harry Reid “paved the way” for what he mistakenly thought would be a Democrat Senate majority to change the rules for Supreme Court nominees as well.


    What is it about the left that they can’t foresee the “unintended consequences” of their actions?

    • BrianR says:

      It’s sheer arrogance, hopeful. It always has been. For them, unintended consequences don’t exist because they refuse to accept the idea that they’ll ever lose the power of political dominance; that they’ll actually lose elections.

      The very personification of hubris.

  5. Virginia Patriot says:

    The Russians did it is another attempt to distract from the truth that was exposed about the utter corruption of the Democrat party as you said.
    Wikileaks says the Russians were not the source and I tend to believe them more than unnamed sources.
    Even if John Brennan came out and personally endorsed the story, I would not believe it without hard evidence.
    The CIA needs a thorough housecleaning as does every agency that has been infected these past eight years. That would be EVERY agency.
    Muslim Brotherhood operatives have been embedded in Homeland Security and elsewhere.
    Someday we will learn the truth about just how much of an enemy agent we have had in our White House acting as President.

    • BrianR says:

      My understanding of the sourcing of this drivel is that it comes out of Clapper’s mind, and he’s nothing but an Obozo political operative. A party-hack whore.

      The FBI can’t confirm, and in fact says it’s a pretty meaningless idea. Counter-intell is THEIR purview, not the CIA’s. DHS is pretty dismissive, too.

      It’s just more American Marxist BS.

  6. garnet92 says:

    Democrats abandon corruption? Surely you jest.

    That’s about as likely as me starring in a Broadway show about the life of Harry Reid, or perhaps as likely as the major media telling the truth when reporting the “news.” A hint: neither is likely to happen.

    Yes, I’m once again on my soapbox about a REAL lie (or truth) detector. That would forever preclude ANY Clinton (Chelsea included) from holding public office again – of course, if that were the case, there’s no telling who would have won the election – it surely wouldn’t have been The Donald.

    But you know as well as I that the dems are a one-trick pony; that’s all they have are their multiple flavors of corruption. If they told the truth about their plans for the country, they’d never win another election, so that’s not gonna happen.

    I’d go to my grave a happy, contented man if Hillary’s emails were fully released for the public to see just how corrupt the whole Clinton Crime Family is and if evidence of all of Barack Obama lies were exposed. Both of those things are doable, it’s only political corruption that keeps the secrets from the people.

    The truth truly would set us free and change our political landscape forever.

    • BrianR says:

      “Democrats abandon corruption? Surely you jest.”

      LOL… Surely I do! Mainly, I thought it made a helluva closing line for the piece. But as you note, it’s pretty much rhetorical in nature.

      • captbogus2 says:

        But you forget, “Words mean exactly what I want them to mean. No more, no less.” Queen of Hearts, Through The Looking Glass
        Pretty much a Democrat thing, wouldn’t you say? Was Lewis Carroll a Democrat???

      • BrianR says:

        Carroll was a Brit. Could be pretty much the same thing!

  7. Gene Walker says:

    Brian, the most interesting part of this to me is how the media is not pointing out how this relates to the Hillary server scandal. The Russians are not being accused of hacking U.S. government computers, they are being accused of hacking private servers, like the one Hillary had used as SOS!

    The media is burying the lede, what Obama is protesting is what we were all protesting, and our own FBI and AG refused to persue; Hillary’s use of a private server was a breach of national security.

    • BrianR says:

      Of course you’re right, Gene. And the biggest hypocrisy is as I wrote in the column: what did the hacks, regardless of their source, reveal?

      THE TRUTH!

      Hell’s bells, if we never relied on “tainted” sources for information, we’d hardly EVER be able to actually prosecute anyone for anything in criminal matters. Mafia turncoats, co-defendants, co-conspirators, accessories, “confidential informants” who are fellow criminals, plea deals with criminals, all of that… THOSE are the sources of prosecutable evidence that are more common than dirt in the realm of law enforcement. Why should this be any different?

      There’s only one thing that matters: is it THE TRUTH? Is it verifiable?

      The answer to both questions is “Yes!”, and that’s what the American Marxists have their panties in a bunch about.

      Well, boo-frikkin-hoo.

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