Monday, December 9, 2019

Crimea Cruz: It has come to this - Ted Cruz is Putin’s stooge

Mod: To the names of Moscow Mitch, Leningrad Lindsay and Traitor Trump we now must add Crimea Cruz. What Ronald Reagan took away from Russia these four traitors are now so cowardly giving back.

It has come to this: Ted Cruz is Putin’s stooge (The Washington Post link): Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) has spent his entire adult life touting the West’s defeat of communism in the Cold War. In July 2014, he declared to a young conservative group, “‘Mr. Putin, give back Crimea.’ Why is it so unimaginable for President Obama to utter those words?” He continued, “We need to stand up and speak out for freedom. The words that come from the president of the United States matter. President Reagan demonstrated that. One of the saddest things is President Obama doesn’t do that.”

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In fact, in March 2014, CNN reported:

President Barack Obama and other world leaders have decided to end Russia’s role in the group of leading industrialized nations. . . . The move to suspend Russia’s membership in the G8 is the latest direct response from major countries allied against Russia’s annexation of Crimea“International law prohibits the acquisition of part or all of another state’s territory through coercion or force,” the statement said. "To do so violates the principles upon which the international system is built. We condemn the illegal referendum held in Crimea in violation of Ukraine’s constitution.

In August of that year, Obama said, "We agree, if there was ever any doubt, that Russia is responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine. The violence is encouraged by Russia. The separatists are trained by Russia, they are armed by Russia, they are funded by Russia. Russia has deliberately and repeatedly violated the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and the new images of Russian forces inside Ukraine make that plain for the world to see.”

So Cruz and other Republicans, in particular President Trump, have been lying about Obama’s stance on Ukraine for a long time. One can argue, as I did at the time, that Obama’s response should have been stronger, but he was no apologist for Russia. In that regard, Obama cannot hold a candle to Trump, who in the 2016 regurgitated Russian talking points that “the people of Crimea, from what I’ve heard, would rather be with Russia than where they were.”

To quote Cruz, why is it so imaginable that Trump should not tell Vladimir Putin to give back Crimea? I see you there, chortling. Of course it is unimaginable that Trump should demand anything of Putin or demand it cease its illegal invasion and annexation of Ukraine. Trump is the one who was willing to suspend aid to Ukraine, something Putin has been trying to accomplish for years. Worse, Trump now advances the blatant lie that Ukraine meddled in our 2016 election, something our intelligence community has repeatedly repudiated. And as for Cruz, Cold Warrior, Obama critic and anti-Putin hawk, he now declares there is evidence of Ukraine interference in our election because an op-ed was written criticizing Trump’s campaign rhetoric about Ukraine. This is what Cruz is now reduced to — making excuses for a president willing to stab Ukraine in the back to the utter delight of Putin.

Putin would like nothing better than to alleviate Russia’s sole responsibility for the 2016 attack on our election, the surreptitious plan detailed in the Mueller report to throw the election Trump’s way. Raising doubt that others’ were responsible, as well — and we aren’t punishing them? — is straight out of the Kremlin propaganda playbook. And Ted Cruz is willing to help Trump and Putin do just that. (Because Ukraine, in Cruz’s telling, interfered as well, is he now in favor of throwing Ukraine to the Russian bear, as Trump is?)

Why is it unimaginable that Cruz would stand up to Trump, to denounce cutting off financial aid to an ally fighting off Russia, to excoriate him for repeatedly inviting foreign meddling in our elections, to condemn him for suggesting Russia be let back into the Group of Seven?

Because Cruz, like virtually every other Republican in Congress is a coward, is afraid of a tweet or of the Trump mob. The formerly tough-on-defense Republican Party would rather contribute to the Kremlin propaganda machine and enable Trump (Putin’s best friend) than incur the wrath of the right wing.

The words of a U.S. president and a U.S. senator matter, and one of the saddest things is that both are willing to enable an enemy of the United States. In comparison to this crowd, Obama was Winston Churchill.

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38 comments:

  1. GOP complains impeaching Trump will 'hurt people's Christmas experience'

    Trump's defenders have yet another argument against impeachment: Holding a vote in December will ruin Christmas.

    https://americanindependent.com/impeachment-donald-trump-christmas-fox-news-matthew-whitaker-newt-gingrich-bill-clinton/

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  2. Trump accused of 'dipping into a deep well of anti-Semitic tropes' during speech to Jewish voters

    Numerous Jewish groups castigated President Trump this weekend over his speech on Saturday to the Israeli American Council, accusing him of using anti-Semitic tropes while trying to appeal to Jewish voters.

    In a 45-minute speech in Hollywood, Fla., Trump sought to convince a Jewish audience that they had “no choice” but to vote for him or else lose money to Democratic presidential contenders’ wealth tax plans. The president, while touting his administration’s relationship with Israel, also said some Jews “don’t love Israel enough,” recalling the time in August that he questioned the loyalty of Jews who vote for Democrats.

    Trump touts accomplishments in address meant to woo Jewish voters and bolster support in Florida

    The Jewish Democratic Council of America called the president’s remarks “deeply offensive” and his use of stereotypes “unconscionable,” saying that the Saturday night remarks “only reinforce our belief ... that Donald Trump is the biggest threat to American Jews.”

    “We strongly denounce these vile and bigoted remarks in which the president — once again — used anti-Semitic stereotypes to characterize Jews as driven by money and insufficiently loyal to Israel,” the group’s executive director, Halie Soifer, said in a statement. “He even had the audacity to suggest that Jews ‘have no choice’ but to support him. American Jews do have a choice, and they’re not choosing President Trump or the Republican Party, which has been complicit in enacting his hateful agenda.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/12/09/trump-israeli-american-council-anti-semitic-claims/

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  3. Barr warned Trump for months that Rudy Giuliani was becoming a liability, but the president ignored him because he loves Giuliani's fiery media appearances

    https://www.businessinsider.com/barr-urged-trump-cut-ties-with-giuliani-president-ignored-him-2019-12

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  4. Former Republican Congressman Charlie Dent admits he ‘can’t explain’ Ted Cruz: ‘You’d think he’d have more self-respect’

    “Yeah, that would be great,” he began. “I can’t explain it. I mean, after all the things the president said about his wife and his father, I mean, why would he even attempt to defend the indefensible and start peddling these conspiracy theories? We all know what happened here. Everybody knows. Yes, there were people in Ukraine during 2016 that were unhappy that Paul Manafort was involved with Donald Trump’s campaign because he was seen as a pro-Russian guy working for the government. That doesn’t mean they interfered with the election.”

    He repeated, “again, Ted Cruz — I can’t explain it. You would think a man like that would have more self-respect.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/12/former-republican-congressman-admits-he-cant-explain-ted-cruz-youd-think-hed-have-more-self-respect/

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  5. While most if not all GOP,RNC and Communist-Republican in Congress seem to enjoy being fukked by (djt) in public and private. But who is really in-charge of the fukking being delivered by (djt)? Glad you asked because it's been proven Putin is the one behind the fukking being delivered to those family members and even the family's dog.

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  6. Time to stack the spaghetti sauce and get the facts on FISA and other treasonous acts. Today is only the beginning of exposures of the Obama administration's efforts to make the United States more vulnerable to be brought down by foreign government's by their making of back room deals with treasonous Democrats.
    Historians will have a field day with facts that Political Democrats have attempted to hide and those same Democrats found guilty of deception should be locked up.

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    1. Your strict adherence to Russian talking points is noted. Back in the real world Trump is being impeached.

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  7. Warning to reader's poster 7:10 AM - Russian troll has been exposed spewing more lies, rave on comrade. PS haven;t you finished your caviar and vodka, yet?

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  8. cruz(kroos) "cross" FEMININE NOUN
    (various meanings and uses):
    with one's arms stretched out to the sides
    to have a hangover
    be in an agonizing situation
    swastika
    hilt; dagger
    on the map indicates where the treasure is buried
    (Excerpts from): Spanish Dict, Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011 Copyright © Curiosity Media Inc.

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  9. Imagine how much dirt Putin must have on his lap dog Traitor Trump, on Moscow Mitch, Putin's Other Bitch, on Leningrad Lindsay, on Kremlin Cruz, and on so many other Republicans. It can't be just GOP receipt of laundered Russian money via the NRA.

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  10. Trump gave Ukraine anti tank missiles to kill Russians. Obama refused to give Ukraine those missiles. So you’re wrong

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    1. You skipped a few dozen steps.

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    2. You mean that Congress in a bi-partisan move intended to enhance US national security authorized the provision of missiles and other military aid to an ally and Trump withheld that aid to extort from Ukraine the announcement of an investigation against a candidate who will kick Trump’s cowardly orange ass in 2020.

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    3. Except there is no evidence that is true and Ukraine denies it. Also is Biden above the law and is untouchable and can’t be investigated?

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    4. Thank you, comrade.

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    5. Quid pro quo!

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    6. Testimony of extortion victims who are still under duress is untrustworthy, especially in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary. But you already know that, right Comrade 12:31?

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  11. You know why Trump is orange? It’s not LED lights or bad makeup.

    It’s really a blend of Russian red and cowardly yellow with a splash of golden shower.

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    1. May the big pee always be long, strong, wet and warm. Those are (djt) high standards of being a pervert, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW71krZ4Hbs

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  12. ABC: Ivanka tried to hire Chris Steele to work for the Trump organization in 2007

    https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/dossier-author-chris-steele-met-ivanka-trump-years/story

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  13. OMG, I love this picture. They look like twins.

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  14. In Joe Bidens words, "son of a bitch" the hearings are beyond boring.
    Why can't Democrats work on making America great, all that Democrats want is free stuff only if you give them your vote and then stuffing their pockets full of tax payers money.
    Quote of the day from Louie Gohmert (R-TX) "If you didn't have double standards then you wouldn't have anything" in reference to hearings today.
    A kangaroo system today.
    With what the Democrats are doing today if Joe Biden gets the Presidency then all we have to do is insert his because the forms are ready for his impeachment because we have him on tape admitting to threatening a foreign country, Ukraine.

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    1. Gohmert sounds like Elmer Fudd.

      Jordan sounds like Porky Pig.

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    2. When one side repeatedly and deliberately reviews and assesses the facts while the other yells, complains, obstructs and says nothing of them, it's clear who is seeking truth and bound by it, and who is just shoveling shit.

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    3. Trump Is Crying Like A Little Baby - He got caught trying to cheat and for the first time in his life he may be held accountable for the crap he has done.

      He is crying like a little baby. Life is so unfair!

      Oh he is being treated sooooooo unfair by those mean old Democrats.

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    4. Really getting hard to figure out who is the dumbest member of Congress Gohmert, Gaits, Jordan, or Nunez.

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  15. Vindicated James Comey wants Attorney General Bill Barr to apologize to the FBI and admit he lied

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/12/vindicated-james-comey-wants-attorney-general-bill-barr-to-apologize-to-the-fbi-and-admit-he-lied/

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    1. Fox News cancelled on James Comey after IG report vindicated the FBI: ‘They must have read the report’

      https://www.rawstory.com/2019/12/fox-news-cancelled-on-james-comey-after-ig-report-vindicated-the-fbi-they-must-have-read-the-report/

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  16. Was it worth one trillion dollars, the war in Afghanistan? American people were misled from prior administration.

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  17. Lost and found, it has been reported that Adam Schiff was not present at the hearings today as he was traveling with George Soros to pick up his money from Ukraine from a back room deal made through the Clinton Foundation.

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    1. 4:20 also believes in the Boggy Man.

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    2. Still hearing those reports from your fillings, huh?

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  18. With so much happening today Dec. 09, 2019 - we almost lost track of fall out from (djt)impeachment hearing, but they found away to involved too. http://thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/impeachment-battery-bust-750138

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  19. If this and other stories connected to the current U.S.A. economy then you must be numb.
    https://thehill.com/policy/finance/473755-deficit-spikes-12-percent-in-first-two-months-of-fiscal-year-cbo

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  20. (djt) is falling apart from the impeachment hearings and failures in his own business world along with more deaths & inflation failures while he was president. https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Trump-s-defense-of-Saudis-grows-more-isolated-14891534.php

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  21. Was it true that (djt) was really the Manchurian man after all? https://apnews.com/e45a5ea9fa921f9180c6d6d36223ec14

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  22. Once again the wall comes crashing down around any company who does business with Communist China, stealing & lying is one of there major accomplishments. One would not be surprised since that is how (djt) operates too! https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2019/12/09/china-uses-social-credit-system-control-domestic-foreign-companies/

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  23. Did you hear the one about those spoiled communist-republicans in congress? Appear to be on the same ill-tempered level as (djt), don't yeah think? I do not feel there will be any communist-republicans left on congress, to carry out this rant by a crazy person?
    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/12/louie-gohmert-threatens-to-impeach-joe-biden-in-hearing-meltdown-weve-already-got-the-forms/

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