Didn’t Republicans used to hate the Russkies?

Vladimir Putin went before the cameras yesterday in his annual State of the Nation speech, and essentially announced the revival of the Russian nuclear weapons program. He hinted strongly that no one would be able to ignore the Russian’s “strategic interests” anymore.

Déjà vu, anyone?

What strange bedfellows we have these days.  There is Donald “No Collusion” Drumpf who continues to kiss Putin’s ass on any occasion he can find.

Didn’t Republicans used to hate the Russkies?  How much they love them now.

The Trump Administration has, of course, refused to implement the sanctions that the Congress – in a rare act of bipartisanship – voted almost unanimously last year to impose.[1] The administration’s explanation was that since (in their estimation) “foreign governments have abandoned planned or announced purchases of several billion dollars in Russian defense acquisitions,” the imposition of actual sanctions was not necessary.

Say what?

In the meantime, there is so much evidence of collusion that it isn’t even funny.

Aside from Trump practically goading the Russians to steal Hillary Clinton’s emails on the campaign trail, members of the Trump administration or the Trump campaign who had contact with the Russians include Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, Anthony Scaramucci, Jeff Sessions, Rex Tillerson, Wilbur Ross, Michael R. Caputo, Rick Gates, Paul Manafort, George Papadopoulos, Carter Page, Roger Stone, Donald Trump Jr., and Michael Cohen. Several of these have already been indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team.[2]

But no, there was no collusion.

Didn’t Republicans used to hate the Russkies?

That wasn’t very long ago.

Don’t seem to hate them so much now.

[1] The Senate voted 98-2 in favor of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act. The House was almost as strong.

[2] For details on the Russian contacts with the Trump campaign, check Wikipedia.

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