Flat White

Dear Mr President, just STFU

17 July 2018

5:33 PM

17 July 2018

5:33 PM

Mr President, please get your head out of the bear cage. Stop stroking the beast. This is outrageous:

Yes, the first part of the tweet is correct (we’re talking about post-1991 independent Russia, not the Soviet era, when the relationship has been both much worse and much more dangerous at times). But the second part is pure, unadulterated BS.

It’s not “many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity” but the fact that Russia is an authoritarian democracy with revanchist ambitions, whose interests are generally in conflict with those of Western democracies like the United States and its European allies, and whose actions often target our friends and support our enemies.

But while I’m on the subject, welcome onboard, dear lefties.

It took decades to get you concerned about Russia, but I guess better late than never.

If only we knew earlier that all it took was for your candidate to embarrassingly lose an unlosable election and then try to explain it in a way that lets said candidate off the hook, we would have nudged you in that direction earlier.

Arthur Chrenkoff blogs at The Daily Chrenk where this piece also appears.

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