Whatever Happened To GOP Saber-Rattling?

His Master’s Voice
(Hat tip: @pacelatin)

Just as the swallows return to old San Juan, so do Russian trolls and bots return to our elections:

Researchers have identified a series of Russian information operations to influence American elections and, perhaps, erode support for Ukraine..

…It is part of what the group and other researchers have identified as a new, though more narrowly targeted, Russian effort ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections. The goal, as before, is to stoke anger among conservative voters and to undermine trust in the American electoral system. This time, it also appears intended to undermine the Biden administration’s extensive military assistance to Ukraine.

Sounds a lot like Hair Führor and his red-hatted army of thumbsuckers, too:

“It’s clear they are trying to get them to cut off aid and money to Ukraine,” said Alex Plitsas, a former Army soldier and Pentagon information operations official now with Providence Consulting Group, a business technology company…

…It has specifically targeted Democratic candidates in the most contested races, including the Senate seats up for grabs in Ohio, Arizona and Pennsylvania, calculating that a Republican majority in the Senate and the House of Representatives could help the Russian war effort.

The campaigns show not only how vulnerable the American political system remains to foreign manipulation but also how purveyors of disinformation have evolved and adapted to efforts by the major social media platforms to remove or play down false or deceptive content.

I don’t think that the old term cyber warfare is being invoked, but maybe it should include this sort of targeted misinformation. For every Republican running for office this round, really listen carefully to the America First agitprop and see if you hear a Russian message.

I’m old enough to remember when the Neocons wanted to invade everywhere. I don’t know if K-Mac is on the payroll or not, but he certain is an idiot, useful or otherwise.

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4 Responses to Whatever Happened To GOP Saber-Rattling?

  1. roket says:

    America First with Russian guidance. What could possibly go wrong?

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  2. Jimmy T says:

    Kinda get the feeling that the GQP is okay with dictators having almost spawned one aka TFG. The GOP from my parents era no longer exists…

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  3. osirisopto says:

    K-Mac is doing it for the exposure

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  4. w3ski4me says:

    This sure isn’t your Father’s Republican party. I can still remember even with my foggy mind when were told “it’s better to be dead than Red”. They aren’t even subtle about it anymore. And people still think we won the cold war? It doesn’t much look like right now.
    w3ski

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