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Obama&rsquo;s JV administration needs to man up and face a simple truth: Whether&nbsp;from Moscow or America, they got served. &mdash; Putin it in Perspective<br />\n Dear Putin: &nbsp;<br />\n To answer your first question, it&rsquo;s not a matter of conservatives &ldquo;letting the left control the narrative&rdquo; as much as it is what happens naturally in the today&rsquo;s mainstream media. Conservatives can no more prevent liberal spin than stop Newton&rsquo;s apple from falling from that tree.<br />\n As for Russia &ldquo;interfering&rdquo; in our elections you may be onto something.&nbsp; Why would Vladimir Putin want Trump to win versus Hillary? After all a Hillary victory would have been an extension of the Obama doctrine which Russia easily abused for eight years. Although Trump and Putin might have mutual respect for each other as leaders, I don&rsquo;t believe President Elect Trump is going to roll over for Russia like a puppy. Just look to the relationship that Ronald Reagan had with Mikhail Gorbachev. Both powerful world leaders with a good relationship but Reagan never failed to act in America&rsquo;s best interest when it concerned the Soviet Union.<br />\n The liberal narrative that Russia interfered in our election is a manufactured focus group tested term that is vague enough to allow for different interpretations including that Putin wanted Trump to win. The administration has failed to adequately explain exactly how Russia &ldquo;interfered&rdquo; in our election. There is no doubt that Russia is trying to hack into every system possible in order to disable the United States. Whether it&rsquo;s military secrets, power grids, the financial sector or the internet in general, all are targets that could have a detrimental effect on the United States if successfully hacked.<br />\n As for Russia&rsquo;s interference in our election, were the voting machines breached? No. Did Russian interference promote illegal votes? No, uh wait that was promoted by California Democrats.&nbsp; The simple answer is that Putin went on a phishing trip and managed to catch John Podesta&rsquo;s emails in his net which is far different than directly attempting to swing the election to Trump.<br />\n The question the mainstream media is failing to ask is why is President Obama finally getting tough with Russia? Shouldn&rsquo;t President Obama have gotten tough when the Russian dictator violently annexed Crimea? Or perhaps when Russia indiscriminately bombed innocent women and children in Syria? The reason President Obama has chosen this moment to stand up to Russia is because his fragile ego can&rsquo;t accept that America rejected his liberal agenda by defeating Hillary.</p>\n<p> DEAR MARK: &nbsp;<br />\n I don&rsquo;t know whether to laugh or get mad. Barack Obama actually believes he could have won a third term as president if the Constitution allowed him to run again. Of all the self-serving egotistical things to say. How can he possibly think this? &mdash; Baffled in Bedford<br />\n Dear Baffled:<br />\n Because he is Barack Hussein Obama, the man who thinks he&rsquo;s the smartest person in the room. The man who has never been wrong, it&rsquo;s just that his message wasn&rsquo;t getting out. The same man who while campaigning for Hillary claimed his legacy was on the ballot and now is denying that his abysmal record is why she lost.<br />\n If President Obama believes he could have defeated Donald Trump, I say bring it on. Trump would have destroyed &ldquo;hope and change&rdquo; with Making America Great Again through work and action.</p>\n<p> DEAR MARK:<br />\n There is a secessionist movement in California that is gaining steam. Could this become reality? &mdash; California Dreaming<br />\n Dear California: &nbsp;<br />\n Liberals better be careful what they wish for. Hillary won California by 4.3 million votes and without California would have lost the election by 1.4 million votes. Seceding because Donald Trump won would insure liberals never held the presidency again, which is fine by me. So go ahead and secede California and take your sanctuary cities, your high taxes and burdensome regulations with you. In 25 years the liberal country of California will look like Venezuela.</p>\n<p> E-mail your questions to <a href=\"mailto:marklevy92@aol.com\">marklevy92@aol.com</a>. Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkPLevy</p>\n', created = 1576094191, expire = 1576180591, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:b3a773389d9d18c05f47e451ec9f6b99' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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Obama’s response, Obama’s third term and California seceding

DEAR MARK: December 30, 2016

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