The more hysterical liberals become about Russia, the more your antennae should go up.
Their selective misgivings with Russia are just like their selective alarm with (our ally) Chiang Kai-shek, leader of the nationalist Chinese government, and (our ally
) Ngo Dinh Diem,
president of South Vietnam.
As explained in lavish detail in Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism,
liberals instinctively lunge toward treason.
Putin is a "thug" and a "bully"
who kills journalists. Liberals never used to mind Russian leaders killing journalists. Nor millions of scientists, writers, Christians, Jews, kulaks, Ukrainians and the entire 1980 Soviet Olympic hockey team
Have you guys heard
of the Evil Empire
Democrats are hypersensitive to a Russian leader's flaws?
Liberals were cool
with the show trials
, the alliance
, the gulags, the forced starvations, the shooting down
of American planes
and goose-stepping through Eastern Europe.
But that was when the Russian leader was Joseph Stalin
or Nikita Khrushchev—not the beast Putin!
Back then, liberals were spying for Stalin (Julius Rosenberg's code name: "Liberal
"), the U.S. president
was calling the bloodthirsty dictator "Uncle Joe," and The New York Times
was covering up Stalin's infamous crimes. In the storied history of fake news,
the Times' Walter Duranty
won a Pulitzer Priz
e for his false reports denying the Ukrainian famine, in which more than 7 million people were deliberately starved to death.
As far as the Times
is concerned, those were Russia's halcyon days!
Back when Russia was actually threatening America with nuclear annihilation, Jimmy Carter warned Americans about their "inordinate fear of communism."
that "the Russians love their children, too.”
But now liberals are hopping mad with Putin
. They could never forgive Russia for giving up communism.
To add insult to injury, Putin embraced the Russian Orthodox Church!
This was deeply offensive to fiercely Christophobic
Russia's descent into insanity and madness was clear
when Putin refused to allow LGBTQ marches through Red Square. For having the same position on gays as Obama did, circa 2008, Russkies were walking on the fighting side of liberals!
Trump's election victory was the capstone of the left's rage with Putin. To explain the inexplicable, Putin was made the center of liberals' axis of evil, the mastermind of a malevolent plot to steal the election from Hillary Clinton.
That's how liberals became born-again John Birchers, seeing Russians under every bed. Now, no fear of Russia is inordinate. The Russians do NOT love their children, too.
We really could have used some of this fighting spirit about 50 years ago when the Soviet Union sought total world domination and Stalin's spies were crawling through the U.S. government. But back then, liberals were blackening the names of Whittaker Chambers, Richard Nixon and Sen. Joe McCarthy. (Later proved 100 percent correct by the top-secret Venona Project.)
Russia's loss of the left's esteem happened very quickly. As recently as 2008, The New York Times
editorial page was demanding that Obama "signal to the Russians that he wants better relations,"
and complaining of the "alarming" deterioration of "Russian-American relations" under Bush.
It was considered the height of statesmanship when Obama was caught on a hot-mic in 2012, telling Russian president Dmitry Medvedev
, "This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility. I understand you.”
To hoots of laughter
at the Democratic National Convention,
Obama said: "You don't call Russia our number one enemy—not Al-Qaida, Russia
—unless you're still stuck in a Cold War mind warp.”
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow couldn't contain her hilarity over the GOP offering "an extra bonus of threatening Russia.”
But today, Democrats (and two especially showboating Republicans) are horrified that Trump wants to get along with Russia. Tonight, the threatening evil of Vladimir Putin
will be the top issue on Rachel Maddow’s show, assuming she still has a show. (Maybe she can get a copy of Putin’s tax returns!)
When the same people who hailed Stalin as a beloved American ally are happy to threaten Putin with thermonuclear war, we may deduce that the left's newfound Russia-phobia has some seditious objective.
Historically, liberals show their manliness by demanding war with our friends and allies, while methodically undermining America's ability to fight the wars it's already in.
The No. 1 enemy of Western civilization today isn't non-communist Russia. It's Islam.
And who is a key ally
in that fight?
Russia has been dealing
with these troublesome Muslims for centuries. It was Russian officials who tried in vain
to warn our blind, incompetent government
about the Boston Marathon bombers.
The left's hysteria about Russia isn't just an attempt to delegitimize Trump. It's the usual Christophobic
fifth column rooting for the Islamization of the West.
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DISTRIBUTED BY ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATIONAnn Coulter is the legal correspondent for Human Events and is the author of TWELVE New York Times bestsellers—collect them here.Her book, ¡Adios America! The Left’s Plan To Turn Our Country Into A Third World Hell Hole, was released on June 1, 2015. Her latest book is IN TRUMP WE TRUST: E Pluribus Awesome
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