GOP: ‘P is for Putin’

His Master’s Voice
(Hat tip: @pacelatin)

This little blurb in Axios’ morning email thingie is both not surprising (any more) and profoundly disturbing:

“Republicans and Republican-leaning independents are now 21 points more likely than Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents to express confidence in [Russian President Vladimir] Putin (31% vs. 10%).” (Pew Research Center)

(And don’t come at me, you pedants: We all know that is the old Soviet Flag.)

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5 Responses to GOP: ‘P is for Putin’

  1. Redhand says:

    I’ve been calling the GOP the “Gang of Putin” for some time now.

    Exhibit A is the Orange Asshole, of course, but Exhibit B has to be Rudi, who creamed his jeans over Putin in 2014: On Fox, Giuliani Praises Putin: He’s “What You Call A Leader,” In Contrast To Obama.

    And, of course, there is Exhibit C: that delegation of GOP Congress-critters – Seven Senators and One Rep. who went to Moscow on July 4, 2018, to kiss Putin’s ass in public.

    I’m sure I could complete the alphabet from D to Z without too much trouble, but I think I’ve made my point. The GOP is the Gang of Putin.

    Ya see, Communism USSR Style was “very very bad,” whereas a right-wing, neofascist, oligarchic kleptocracy is very, very good!

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  2. Dennis Cole says:

    Yep. Their fascination with, and admiration for despotic tyrants is surely a “tell.” And it’s almost upon us, this “New & Improved, Jumbo Economy Sized” fascism, this Fourth Reich, and its appearance was rather subtle at first, so we didn’t even notice until it was (almost?) too late. Now, it’s bearing down on us like a runaway freight train, and unless we figure out how to stop it, it will become a Juggernaut, and the results will be inevitable.

    And what’s the saddest part? We’ve seen this before, maybe not with our on eyes, but from movies and such, and we’re seeing it again, in Poland, and Italy, and even jolly old England, where the iron-fisted RWNJs are taking over. Look at Germany today, and the rise of Fascism over there – Markel’s replacement just quit, citing death threats from the RWNJs as the reason.

    If they win, we all lose, and we may never again overcome them and rise up like a shining star, a beacon for the hopeless and helpless, and the World will be a much more terrible place, with little remaining to encourage the Human Race to survive, let alone thrive. And that’s what the Idiots In Charge don’t realize; “You’re gonna be the death of us all” is no longer a funny or meaningless expression anymore.

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    • Redhand says:

      I won’t say that what follows is a brilliant, original thought of mine, but I believe there is a relationship between the actuarial demise of the WWII generation, which experienced the evils of fascist regimes first hand, and the rise of neo-fascism now. Perhaps the inability to “remember the lessons of history, lest we become doomed to repeat them,” only works when there are people who remember first hand what happened.

      What I find astounding and extremely depressing is the preference of white, lower “middle class” citizens Americans to vote consistently against their economic interests whenever the race card is flashed in front of them. Tribalism and racism surely rank among humanity’s greatest curses.

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  3. w3ski4me says:

    They are F’ing traitors, and they are proud of it? I used to write them off as simply uneducated, but this respect and adoration for fascism is something else.
    They are still a minority thank goodness, but this is worse than any virus may we face.
    The silent majority better damn well get off their asses and vote his year.
    Let no one say their vote doesn’t matter, that’s what the bad guys want us to think.

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