December 23, 2016

Obama Prevented Legislation He Now Calls For

Tom Cotton says Obama killed an effort to prevent Russian cyberattacks.

“Blame the Russians” was the punchline to the Democrats’ joke regarding post Cold War conservatives and their foreign policy perspectives. Now, it has become the punchline used by conservatives making fun of Hillary Clinton apologists’ litany of absurd election loss excuses. Even Barack Obama has done a 180 on this one, as he soberly blamed Russia for election interference and called out Republicans for failing to act.

The truth is Obama has only himself to blame. Earlier this year, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) attempted to get legislation passed that would have formed an interagency intelligence task force designed to “counter Russian efforts” and expose Russian “falsehoods, agents of influence, corruption, human rights abuses, terrorism and assassinations.” In other words, Cotton recognized the threat Russian meddling posed and sought to stop it. The bill passed in the House but died in the Senate due primarily to White House opposition.

Now Democrats want to start an investigation into Russian clandestine operations to influence the election. If this doesn’t smack of political pandering, we don’t know what does. The reality is that this latest Russian hack is just one of a number of U.S. cybersecurity failures under Obama’s watch. Some of the biggest being Edward Snowden’s raiding of the NSA and China’s hacking of OPM database stealing millions of government employees’ personal information.

And for perspective, it’s important to note that the DNC is a private organization responsible for its own security measures. Its failure was in no way the fault of the government, the Republican Party or Donald Trump.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

The Patriot Post and Patriot Foundation Trust, in keeping with our Military Mission of Service to our uniformed service members and veterans, are proud to support and promote the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center, the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, both the Honoring the Sacrifice and Warrior Freedom Service Dogs aiding wounded veterans, the National Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, the Folds of Honor outreach, and Officer Christian Fellowship, the Air University Foundation, and Naval War College Foundation, and the Naval Aviation Museum Foundation. "Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for his friends." (John 15:13)


“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

Join us in prayer for our nation, that good and righteous leaders would rise and prevail, and that division would be healed so we can be united as Americans. We pray also for the protection of our Military Patriots, Veterans and First Responders, and for their families.

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2023 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.