Forget the mass murders and entire geographical areas starved to death by past Communist dictators like Joseph Stalin. Forget the virtual slave camp that Eastern Europe was under communism following World War II. Forget the mysterious and unpunished murders in Russia that have accompanied elections during the Putin years. Liberals would not admit, until now, that Russia is a bad country, probably because Russian communism is so closely related to American liberals’ socialism that to point a finger of accusation at Russia would be to point a finger at western liberals’ goals and outcomes as well.
But contrary to any perception that Russia is just another nation operating differently from our own, American liberals have worshiped the tyrannical regimes in Russia, most recently evidenced when Barack Obama was filmed begging Putin to give him more time to get re-elected so he could have more flexibility to give Putin what he wanted regarding the removal of American missiles from Eastern Europe. And don’t forget the verbal lashing that Obama gave Mitt Romney during the 2012 election campaign when Romney said that Russia is not our friend and Obama made fun of him for being old-fashioned, stating that Russia is not a problem in the 21st Century. Obama evidently knew something the rest of the nation didn’t, and still doesn’t know, regarding his relation and secret dealings with Vladimir Putin.
To learn what American liberals have thought about Russia and Communism for the last 70 years, see the reporting in the New York Times by Walter Duranty in the 1930s on the enlightened vision and wisdom of Russia during what were actually very dark days for the people who had to endure totalitarian rule at that time.
Why has the liberal press and their Democrat allies suddenly changed their tune and are now frightened of Russia? Because of the financial dealings that Donald Trump and his newly appointed Secretary of State have had with Russia, and the left’s expressed fear that Trump will make deals contrary to the welfare of America? Not Hardly. Nor is the current fear of Russia because of the alleged Russian hacking of the DNC files. The only thing that motivates American liberals is losing an election, and having lost the presidency to Trump that are animated to find any slight thing to use to undermine the Trump administration even before they take office. Donald Trump has done more favorable things for the American economy and its constitution as a president-elect than Obama did as president for eight years. But Democrats are dead-set on crippling the Trump administration and halting any plans Trump has for the future of this nation.
And now with Obama dispatching American troops to the Russian border with Lithuania, Obama is just placing an exclamation point on the anti-Trump verbiage and the accusations that Trump is a tool of Putin, when Obama has all along been playing Reset Button footsy with Putin. Obama turned his head and ignored Putin’s invasion of Crimea and his occupation of eastern Ukraine, but in his last 15 days in the White House he suddenly realizes the threat Russia is to the interests of western civilization and is sending troops to Russia’s border and kicking Russian diplomats off U.S soil? Not likely. It’s all done for politics and to harm his successor.
Liberals are grasping at straws to try to retain some of their former power, and Obama’s decision to retire to D.C. so he can hold news conferences to counter any and all of Trump’s presidential actions, is just too cheesy and obvious for Americans to bear. I predict that Obama will be more poorly thought of following his future anti-Trump news conferences than if he had just shut up, accepted the dress-down he was given by the American citizens on November 8th and went away.