I have just made a command decision as the publisher of High Plains Blogger.
No longer will I refer to the Russian attack on our electoral system, on our democratic process merely as an act of “meddling.”
It was a full-frontal assault on our electoral process. It was an attack on our way of life.
I got the idea from a letter to the editor I saw this morning on Twitter. I think the letter was from the New York Times. The writer compared “meddling” to the butting in by nosy relatives on the business of family members.
I thought, “Wow! I get that.” Not the nosy relatives thing, but the notion that “meddling” is far too mild a term to describe what the Russians did during our 2016 presidential election.
Thus, I made the decision to henceforth refer to that act using terminology that more aptly describes its impact.
Am I going to assert that the Russian attack actually produced a Donald Trump victory over Hillary Rodham Clinton? I won’t go there. At least not just yet. I will await the results from Robert Mueller’s exhaustive probe into potential “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russian goons ordered by Vladimir Putin to launch their attack on our system.
In the future, though, do not look for the word “meddling” from this blog to describe what I consider to be damn near an act of war on our democratic process by a hostile nation.