The pantheon of pure evil. And this does not include the three most prolific genocidal maniacs in history (in order of most corpses created) Mao, Stalin and Hitler. Note that all three are leftists.
For purposes of this post please keep two things in mind: (1) the USSR was Russia on steroids, and (2) “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines.”
In the early 1950’s there was a Republican Senator from Wisconsin named Joe McCarthy. Tail gunner Joe. He had a major issue with Communists and with the base camp for the worldwide Communist conspiracy i.e. the USSR/Russia. The Democrats turned McCarthy’s name into a pejorative, a political insult akin to calling someone “racist”. When you don’t like the questions refer to “McCarthyite tactics” by which is meant: to accuse someone by innuendo, without any evidence. McCarthy would ask the poor soul appearing at his inquisition…”Are you now or have you ever been a conscious, articulate agent of the communist conspiracy”? Resort to the 5th Amendment and you are guilty! Think Hollywood blacklist. This was the bread and butter of the John Birch Society. The Democrats hated McCarthy and fought to protect the USSR/Russia from any criticism, direct or indirect.
Great news! The John Birch Society is alive and well and now doing business as the Democrat Party. Today’s McCarthy line of questioning “Have you ever spoken to Putin, thought about Putin, spoken to a Russian agent, spoken to a Russian, passed a Russian on the sidewalk, flown over Russia or any Russian colony such as Crimea”? Picture a Matryoshka doll of tangential contacts with the enemy.
Throughout the Cold War the left swooned over the miracle that was the Russian economy. Apparently the coffin manufacturing business and excursions to Siberia were the big hitters of that miracle. Lincoln Steffens, New York reporter and muckraker, traveled to the Communist paradise and declared that he had “seen the future and it works.” American economists issued glowing reports suggesting that the economy of the USSR/Russia was growing faster than the US and would soon have a higher GDP. It was, of course, all poppycock as Reagan exposed in the 1980’s but it was fodder for the Democrat faithful. Criticize the Communist Gulag or praise Alexandr Solzhenitsyn and you were scoffed at. You were accused of being an agent provocateur risking a nuclear holocaust.
Remember the Democrat reaction to President Reagan’s description of the USSR/Russia as the “Evil Empire”? It was a hair on fire event. Hysteria prevailed. The Democrats were terrified that such irresponsible language would turn the Cold War hot. Jimmy Carter was, in contradistinction, concerned about our “inordinate fear of Communism”. But Carter was tough as nails…when the Russians invaded Afghanistan he cancelled US participation in the 1980 Olympic Games. The Democrats were otherwise very protective of the oligarchs presiding over the USSR/Russia.
How about Teddy Kennedy, Democrat Senator and Uber driver for Mary Jo Kopechne, making overtures to USSR/Russia to prevent the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980. Imagine, if you can, if it was determined, or even alleged, that some surrogate of Trump had pulled a similar stunt. Apparently Kennedy was afraid that Reagan might offend the sensibilities of the peace loving Russians and their slave states in Eastern Europe.
And then there was the incredible performance of President Reagan at Reykjavik in 1986. In the run-up to the meeting between Reagan and Gorbachev Reagan got a great deal of unsolicited guidance from the Democrats. “Cancel Star Wars”! (not the movie) “Don’t be too tough on Mikhail because you will risk the annihilation of the world”! (which would make global warming a moot point) “Don’t blow this opportunity to surrender”! History records that Reagan held firm, promised to proceed with Star Wars and generally ignored anything Gorbachev said and as a result…the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. It was determined at that point that, contrary to the Democrat mantra, the Wall was NOT built to keep people out of the worker’s paradise.
Fast forward to the Obama interregnum…the hiatus between W and adult supervision.
Things did not change. Russia annexes the Crimea without a peep from the Democrats. Putin tries to annex the eastern part of the Ukraine. Crickets from Washington. The Russian military engages the anti-Assad forces in Syria killing civilians and clearing the way for ISIS. Obama draws invisible lines that should not be crossed and then heads for the golf course when his tough talk is ignored. Evidence is allegedly presented to Obama that the Russians are trying to interfere with our election and Obama files it away for a rainy day (Read: A Trump victory). In short it was business as usual for the Democrats…please do not provoke the bear.
Then a cataclysmic event stands the political world on its ear…Trump wins. Russia is suddenly the baddest dude on the block. Attempting to interfere with our election is “an act of war”. But for Putin’s interference Hilliary would have won in a cakewalk. Any contact with any Russian official is proof that Trump and Putin were in cahoots to ensure Hilliary’s defeat…which requires that we all ignore the fact that Hilliary was the most incompetent candidate in memory. Please disregard the fact that there is no proof of any such shenanigans. Even John McCain and his valet and batman Lindsay Graham are on the warpath about Putin. What happened to the 60 year Democrat policy of pacifying the USSR/Russia no matter the provocation? What happened to the constant refrain about not criticizing or antagonizing a country bristling with nuclear weapons all pointed at the US?
The answer, in a word, is TRUMP!
It has been announced that Obama has signed a $60 million book deal with Penguin Random House (can you think of a better symbol for Random House…penguins all look and think alike) and word on the street is that J K Rowling will be the ghost writer…file under fiction!