The time for hand-wringing about Russian interference in our election is over, or so says the First Ditherer:
Obama Says U.S. Will Retaliate for Russia’s Election Meddling
WASHINGTON — President Obama said on Thursday that the United States would retaliate for Russia’s efforts to influence the presidential election, asserting that “we need to take action,” and “we will.”
The comments, in an interview with NPR, indicate that Mr. Obama, in his remaining weeks in office, will pursue either economic sanctions against Russia or perhaps some kind of response in cyberspace.
Well, many of us are thinking about New Year's Resolutions. Hit the gym more often, maybe lose a few pounds, put a beat-down on Putin - nice to see that Barry's list is coming together.
But really, sanctions or cyberspace? I deplore these false choices! Why can't Obama get creative and hark back to his glory days with Assad? I think a firm statement that "Putin must go" followed by a pronouncement along the lines of "We want to male it clear that interfering with a US election crosses a Red Square in our nation's capital" should create an Obama-esque level of awe and befuddlement.
Which is to say, none at all.