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First, two quotes from former ambassador Nikki Haley. I can visualize her talking out of both sides of her mouth simultaneously.

Putin knows it’s costly, and he knows he can’t do it. This is him leveraging to see what he can get. He doesn’t want to expand… I don’t think Russia wants to go to war.

— In an interview with Brian Kilmeade on January 26, 2022

When an evil dictator thug says they’re going to do something, we need to believe them. Putin said he was going to take Ukraine, and he is.

— in an interview with Dave Rubin on March 7, 2022 (just 40 days later)

Either way, I’m sure the GOP will blame everything on the Democrats. After all, they are already doing crazier things. For example, on a UFC podcast Donald Trump was asked how he sees the war in Ukraine unfolding, and he went off on a rant about windmills and “green energy”. Seriously.

Speaking of people who seem morally unbalanced, giving a speech to Republicans last weekend, North Carolina Congressperson Madison Cawthorn seemed to blame the invasion of Ukraine on (wait for it), Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelenskyy and “woke ideologies”:

Remember that Zelenskyy is a thug. Remember that the Ukrainian government is incredibly corrupt and is incredibly evil and has been pushing woke ideologies.

This is also a pretty stupid thing to say, as 61% of Republicans have a favorable opinion of Zelenskyy, compared to 6% with an unfavorable opinion. In fact, the North Carolina house just passed a resolution in support of Ukraine (unanimously, 112-0) put forward by the GOP House Speaker.



  1. Ray wrote:

    Without hypocrisy, Republicans In Name Only Party has nothing.

    Friday, March 11, 2022 at 7:48 am | Permalink
  2. Greg wrote:

    To paraphrase R.P. McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, the GOP has twisted themselves into such a knot, they don’t whether to shit or wind their wristwatch.

    They were all up in Putin’s ass just before the invasion and now scrambling to cover their own. And hoping their voter base doesn’t notice, or care.

    Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 10:48 am | Permalink
  3. ebdoug wrote:

    Remember at the beginning of Trump’s term, he had an EO to sign. He staged the whole thing for the camera, then walked out of the oval office with all yelling at him to come back and sign the EO. He kept walking. Maybe in military school, he lost his hearing. Watch him. It like Putin putting his hands on the table to keep them from shaking from his Parkinson’s.

    Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 8:14 pm | Permalink
  4. Lewtoo wrote:

    The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it.

    The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn.
    P.J O’Rourke

    Maybe so, but Dem’s support democracy, who knows what the GOP supports. So many were/are OK with a closet authoritarian and act like fascism is just fine.

    Many of them are intelligent people, they know better. Power is more important than principal to them.
    Yet many of the others don’t have a clue about authoritarianism, they are just plain ignorant and should spend a little time in Belarus.

    What are you supposed to think of a party that is OK with the U.S. of tRump. Traitors, Cultists, willfully ignorant, drunk with a vision of power that tRump would bestow on them? Loyalty to tRump is not returned in kind.

    Monday, March 14, 2022 at 4:18 pm | Permalink
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    Monday, April 4, 2022 at 3:42 am | Permalink

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