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From A Cuddly Russia, To A Monstrous Russia, Thanks To Trump

I can remember when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State and Russia was this fun and cuddly little elf with whom Hillary liked to chuckle and exchange RESET buttons.

And who can forget the good-buddy Russia, with Obama begging Medvedev to plead with Putin to give him (Obama) time to win the next election, at which time he (Obama) would be able to be more flexible in dealing with the negotiations for missile removals from Europe. Obama and Putin were just best friends who would probably play marbles on the playground at recess tomorrow.

And who can forget when Obama made fun of Mitt Romney when Romney warned that Russia is still an enemy and Obama scolded Romney about his old, tired 1980s concerns about Russia.

During the past presidential election the DNC was hacked by someone, we know not who. The hack was blamed on Russia, but it was no big deal and the Democrats just blew it off and went on with life, but they remained cautious for fear that Russia might interfere with the votes cast at the end of the presidential campaign. Then, shortly after the election, Obama’s White House said that they had confirmed that the cyber world was secure and no harm was done at any of the polling places and all was well with vote counting; until it became clear that Trump had won and that he intends to do what he promised to do during the campaign (something unheard of in Washington), and his cabinet appointments confirmed that he will keep his campaign promises by appointing members to his staff that are diametrically opposed to any policy Obama practiced in his administration. At this point Democrats became violently concerned with Russia and its newly discovered, new to Democrats only, anti-American stance, and it’s all because Donald Trump won the election and is keeping his campaign promises.

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So now Obama and the Democrats insist on a full investigation into this evil Trump guy and his appointments to cabinet positions who might know Putin and know how to deal with him. I remember Hillary using her familiarity with foreign leaders as a plus in her campaign, but if a Republican knows Vladimir Putin, that relationship is immediately suspect and is proof of a dangerous liaison that must be stopped. The CEO of Exxon, Rex Tillerson, currently being considered by Trump for the position of Secretary of State, had dealt with Putin on gas and oil deals in which he had to negotiate earnestly in order to make a profit for his company, but Democrats don’t see that the CEO could also negotiate hard in order to benefit America, they can only see a person willing to potentially sell out America to Russia, just as Obama and Hillary have actually done in the last eight years.

It’s impossible to deal with liberals who insist on only considering their own leftist policies and not allow a new policy to be tried to see if it will perform better than the old failed liberal ideas. Russia has been a sworn enemy of the United States since the end of WWII, but liberals have always loved the Communist Paradise, until Trump won the presidency, and now Russia takes blame for all the evil America faces in order to get back at Trump for winning, and it also now appears the Obama agrees with Mitt Romney about the threat of Russia in the modern world.

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About Dave King

Retired AT&T supervisor and Verisign manager, 72 years old, living in the Kansas City area.