Nancy Pelosi Is Doing Putin’s Bidding

Macduff

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For the past several years, it has become a cute aspect of Democrats in the media and in elected office to allege, without any evidence whatsoever, that their Republican opponents are operating in service of Russia. It has been repeatedly stated on cable news by a litany of Democrats – without any demands they prove such claims – in behavior that hosts on MSNBC and CNN treat as cute commentary instead of what it really is: allegations of the deepest kind of treachery to the nation they serve.

It’s sickening in a way that goes far beyond Harry Reid’s obvious lies about Mitt Romney not paying any taxes. Hollywood glorifies members of blacklists and politicians decry McCarthyism when it comes to the political associations of the likes of Barack Obama – but when it comes to just dropping the idea that Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy are working for a foreign power, that’s just politics. People who in the same breath decry Donald Trump’s assault on civility will turn to saying the his fellow Republicans work for Putin, and no one calls them out on it.

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But in a certain sense, McConnell is being too polite. What Pelosi and other Democrats are actually engaged in is much worse than McCarthyism (which, fwiw, had a record of accuracy that was not zero), because it achieves a goal they know to be a priority of the Kremlin. Alleging that your political opponents, one of the two major parties in America, including the Minority Leader of the House, the Majority Leader of the Senate, and the President of the United States are wholly owned assets of a foreign power is the height of irresponsibility.

How can we take anything you say seriously if you engage in such utterly baseless allegations? Are you really too stupid to understand that by making such claims, you are becoming an asset in exactly the kind of undermining effort the Russians have advanced to run down trust in our representative government? The effort to seed distrust has been one of the best returns on investment of any foreign power – and when Pelosi and her fellow leading Democrats engage in such crazed speculation, they are doing the work of America’s enemies. Today, she named New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries an impeachment manager – one day after he suggested his political opponents are engaged in “a coverup” led by “Moscow Mitch and the Senate Republicans.”

This goes beyond stupid and irresponsible. It is a vile failure of leadership that will have long-ranging ramifications and do damage to the country should the president be re-elected – an effort which such allegations only help.



Maybe the people who keep saying "Moscow Mitch" just aren't smart enough to realize that they are doing what Russia wants, which is to engage in severe political divisions.
No one is saying that you have to agree with anyone. But calm down. Stop playing along with what the Russians want.
 
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For the past several years, it has become a cute aspect of Democrats in the media and in elected office to allege, without any evidence whatsoever, that their Republican opponents are operating in service of Russia. It has been repeatedly stated on cable news by a litany of Democrats – without any demands they prove such claims – in behavior that hosts on MSNBC and CNN treat as cute commentary instead of what it really is: allegations of the deepest kind of treachery to the nation they serve.

It’s sickening in a way that goes far beyond Harry Reid’s obvious lies about Mitt Romney not paying any taxes. Hollywood glorifies members of blacklists and politicians decry McCarthyism when it comes to the political associations of the likes of Barack Obama – but when it comes to just dropping the idea that Mitch McConnell and Kevin McCarthy are working for a foreign power, that’s just politics. People who in the same breath decry Donald Trump’s assault on civility will turn to saying the his fellow Republicans work for Putin, and no one calls them out on it.

….

But in a certain sense, McConnell is being too polite. What Pelosi and other Democrats are actually engaged in is much worse than McCarthyism (which, fwiw, had a record of accuracy that was not zero), because it achieves a goal they know to be a priority of the Kremlin. Alleging that your political opponents, one of the two major parties in America, including the Minority Leader of the House, the Majority Leader of the Senate, and the President of the United States are wholly owned assets of a foreign power is the height of irresponsibility.

How can we take anything you say seriously if you engage in such utterly baseless allegations? Are you really too stupid to understand that by making such claims, you are becoming an asset in exactly the kind of undermining effort the Russians have advanced to run down trust in our representative government? The effort to seed distrust has been one of the best returns on investment of any foreign power – and when Pelosi and her fellow leading Democrats engage in such crazed speculation, they are doing the work of America’s enemies. Today, she named New York Congressman Hakeem Jeffries an impeachment manager – one day after he suggested his political opponents are engaged in “a coverup” led by “Moscow Mitch and the Senate Republicans.”

This goes beyond stupid and irresponsible. It is a vile failure of leadership that will have long-ranging ramifications and do damage to the country should the president be re-elected – an effort which such allegations only help.



Maybe the people who keep saying "Moscow Mitch" just aren't smart enough to realize that they are doing what Russia wants, which is to engage in severe political divisions.
No one is saying that you have to agree with anyone. But calm down. Stop playing along with what the Russians want.
Are you doing Putin's bidding?
 
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I love it when right wingers blame political division on Democrats, and give the Trumpists a pass. Here I am according to Trump sycophants, a victim of mental illness, a commie, a socialist, a traitor, a colluder of infanticide and sexual perversions of all sorts and a part of the Democratic Party that kept America from being "Great Again". But if I say "that is all bullshit", I am dividing the country....
 

Macduff

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I love it when right wingers blame political division on Democrats, and give the Trumpists a pass. Here I am according to Trump sycophants, a victim of mental illness, a commie, a socialist, a traitor, a colluder of infanticide and sexual perversions of all sorts and a part of the Democratic Party that kept America from being "Great Again". But if I say "that is all bullshit", I am dividing the country....
That's right. It's always someone else's fault. Everything is someone else's fault.
 

Macduff

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If the only posts I ever read on this site were yours, yep that is exactly what I would think, it is always the lefts fault, in every case and on every issue.
Which has nothing to do with Congressional leaders accusing people of being in the service of hostile foreign governments.
 

johnflesh

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If the only posts I ever read on this site were yours, yep that is exactly what I would think, it is always the lefts fault, in every case and on every issue.
And thus the left is never at fault. Ever.