1. Logistical improbability. Russia is an kleptocratic autocracy with half the population, a 15th the economy, and a tiny fraction of the military and intelligence budgets of the US. And yet they somehow easily penetrated the defences of the US? The US has something like 26 different intelligence agencies. It literally spends millions controlling messaging on Facebook alone. The Russians could not possibly attempt to match that budget, and as mentioned, are a kleptocratic state. Yet somehow they manage to spend their money hundreds of times more efficiently, even with people skimming money into their own pockets at every level?
2. Resemblance to past, overwrought, rhetoric. Ames goes over some of this. Watch the current craze and look for terms like dupe and useful idiot. Ames:
You can’t separate the Sam Francises, Orrin Hatches, John Easts et al from today’s panic-mongering over disinformation — you can only try to make sense of why, what is it about our culture’s ruling factions that brings them together on this sort of xenophobic witch-hunt, even when they see themselves as so diametrically opposed on so many other issues. I don’t think this is something as simple as hypocrisy — it’s actually quite consistent: Establishment faction wakes up to a world it doesn’t recognize and loathes and feels threatened by, and blames it not on themselves or anything domestic, but rather on the most plausible alien conspiracy they can reach for: Russian barbarians.3. It exonerates Clinton and all the members of the US elite who supported her. It was Russia, not that Mother ran a terrible campaign.
4. The intellectual dishonesty and flat-out sketchiness of many of its proponents. As one example, this current scare has elevated Louise Mensch, of all people, into a leading voice of #theresistance. Yes, the discredited UK Tory MP who said that too much hard drug use had scrambled her brain.
According to her, impeachment has been right around the corner for a few months now. I guess the Marshal of the Supreme Court has already served the White House with the papers! Filed in the Eastern District of Virginia! FISA court has indicted him! (Anyone who know anything about the US system knows that that is all hot nonsense. I'm not going to bother putting links behind those claims but I assure you they exist.) See also.