The Democrat-Socialist soft coup might exact a heavier cost than just the annoying Mueller circus itself. Its unanticipated consequences could wreak grave harm indeed, and not just domestically.
Russia is acting again as a great power. And she sees us as a nation that slapped away her hand, extended in friendship in the 1990s, and then humiliated her by planting NATO on her front porch.
Yet, what is also clear is that Putin hoped and believed that, with the election of Trump, Russia might be able to restore respectful if not friendly relations with the United States.
Clearly, Putin wanted that, as did Trump.
Yet, with the Beltway hysteria over hacking of the DNC and John Pedestal emails, and the Russophobia raging in this capital, we appear to be paralyzed when it comes to engaging with Russia.
The U.S. political system, said Putin this week, “has been eating itself up.” Is his depiction that wide of the mark?
What is the matter with us?
Oh, I wouldn’t say us necessarily. It’s the Democrat Socialists and their too-expedient, self-serving RUSSIARUSSIARUSSIA freakout who have damaged any chance we might have had at greater rapprochement with Russia.
Particularly encouraging early on, to me anyway, was Trump’s overture towards Russia regarding possible mutual effort against ISIS. Such a cooperative effort might well have turned out to be world-altering in all kinds of positive ways; at the very least, it would have yielded real, tangible benefit in the struggle against Muslim terrorism. It provided razor-edged contrast to Hillary’s amateurish, meaningless “reset” and Barky’s clueless blundering about trying bootlessly to gain undeserved respect from an experienced, tough-minded leader who knew damned well what kind of contemptible lightweight he was dealing with.
But we haven’t heard the slightest peep out of a living soul about Trump’s proposal now, and we won’t for the foreseeable future. That praiseworthy idea was killed aborning by petty, short-sighted power-grubbing on the part of a passel of sleazy political operators bereft of any regard whatsoever for the best interests of the nation…or the wider world.
Russia will never be America’s bosom chum or some kind of sister-nation; global politics don’t work that way, and never will. Russia has its own national interests to pursue just as we have ours, and those interests must necessarily conflict on occasion. But that doesn’t mean they can’t become merely a competitor rather than an adversary—and on some matters an ally, if perhaps not as trusted a one as, say, Britain or Israel.
Maybe if those clumsy, foolish Dem-Soc juveniles and their maneuvering receive the crushing repudiation they so richly deserve this fall, Trump can at last get on with the grown-up task of doing serious business over serious matters with serious men—a task he’s proven, time and again throughout his adult life, to be quite adept at.
Be sure to read the whole thing; Buchanan lays out his usual strong argument, backed by a heaping helping of historical reminder to boot.