Russian hacking not a big deal until Trump was elected president

Quoating from the story ‘Obama shrugs off Russian hacking — until Donald Trump elected president‘ –

Foreign governments have launched numerous cyberattacks on the U.S. government and sensitive industrial sites, but Republicans say President Obama has not responded in a forceful way to years of Russian hacking.


A more assertive response might have headed off the type of hacking Russia is accused of launching during the presidential election, they say.


We know that the Federal Reserve has at least 50 known cyber-breaches between 2011 and 2015. I never saw one lead story. How many thousands of small cyber attacks on governmental infrastructure has gone unreported in the Mainstream Media? Yet how many times has that been the leading story? In the Politico Obama said the election was safe and not being hacked:

“I want everybody to pay attention here. That is dangerous,” Obama continued, as supporters in the crowd cried out. “Because when you try to sow the seeds of doubt in people’s minds about the legitimacy of our elections, that undermines our democracy. Then you’re doing the work of our adversaries for them. Because our democracy depends on people knowing that their vote matters, that those who occupy the seats of power were chosen by the people.”

So Obama said that Trump was wrong in questioning the results of the election. The results would be legitimate. Now that outcome is no longer in Obama’s favor his narrative has changed. This is foolish at best and insulting to the American public at worst. You can’t have you cake and eat it Mr. President.