Even before the disclosure of the DNC's election chicanery, it seems the Russians were being blamed for everything that is "bad". They invaded Crimea (much to the delight of the people who actually live there and to the indignation of our neo-nazi allies in the Ukraine) made BarryO look like a total stooge in Syria (Russia was invited there by Syria, we were told to GTFO) and now the chief representative of Russia in the US DARED to talk to somebody about international issues (I mean WTF! Did the Russian Ambassador think he was an Ambassador or something???).
Now don't get me wrong... Russia has a horrible record in a LOT of areas, especially regarding human rights. Their treatment of LGBTQ people is disgusting. (however, I note there was never a discussion of sanctions over that!)
What REALLY gets both the neocons and neo-libs fired up though is the possibility that Russia DARED to try to affect the US elections. No country has a right to try for a regime change that is more favorable towards them, right? What the hell were they thinking???
Oh, wait... not so fast... that should read, "No country, OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES, has a right to try for a regime change that is more favorable towards them..."
Why would I say that?
Well, lets look at the record, shall we???
Since the end of WWII, the United States has been involved in overthrowing, attempting to overthrow and/or tried to affect a favorable regime change in each of the following governments.
(* indicates successful ouster of a government)
All of these attempts at screwing with the self-determinations of other countries seem to be forgotten when somebody actually tried to do it to us.
It seems to me, that we need to get our own glass house in order first, before we start pointing fingers and throwing stones at ANYONE else.
Oh, before I go... here's a little joke.
Q: Why will there never be a coup d’état in Washington?
A: Because there’s no American embassy there.
Sit and let that sink in a bit, m'kay?