Posted by DrJohn on 23 February, 2022 at 3:04 pm. 136 comments already!

You knew this was coming.

Democrats are trying to steer blame for Ukraine invasion to Trump

Joe Biden, who said he’d tolerate a “minor incursion” into Ukraine by Putin, got one. Now he’s all lathered up. democrats, however, were not about to let Biden take the blame for his own weakness.

MSNBC political analyst Elise Jordan, who apparently was in the same line as Kamala Harris when brains were being passed out had this to say on “Morning Joe”:

Host Mika Brzezinski asked political analyst Elise Jordan about the idea: “Elise Jordan, some on the right are criticizing or — or really using this as an opportunity to point out that Russia did not invade or threaten Ukraine during the Trump presidency but has in other presidencies before and after. What do you make of this assessment?”

Jordan proceeded to credit Brzezinski for leading her to the conclusion that Putin didn’t need to invade because Trump was his puppet: “Well, [President of the Council on Foreign Relations] Richard [Haass] and I were just talking about this off camera and I was asking him if he thought that the madman theory had done anything to deter Putin, but you pointed out Putin already had whatever he wanted from Trump so he didn’t necessarily feel threatened.”

If that sounds stupid, it’s because it is stupid. Putin wanted Ukraine. He didn’t get it under Trump. He didn’t even try.

Then the Atlantic’s Anne Applebaum was eager to display her ignorance as well:

I think it is also important to remember going back to something that we talked about earlier that Putin, you know, has made various efforts to undo Western military support for Ukraine including during the Trump Administration. And if you remember this, the — the argument over Trump’s first impeachment was about Trump refusing to give military aid to Ukraine because he imagined he could get some dirt on Joe Biden from the Ukrainians.

Trump began sending Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine in 2017.

Ben Shapiro skewers the Washington Compost (via Not the Bee):

All of this is ridiculous at face value. Let’s rev up the Wayback Machine. It was back in 2014 when Russia invaded Crimea (and part of Donbas). You might remember that Barack Obama was President. In 2012 he hammered Mitt Romney for saying Russia was geopolitical threat and he added “The ’80s called, they want their foreign policy back.” You might also remember who Vice President at the time was. Poroshenko, then Ukraine President, asked Obama for weapons and instead got blankets.

You might also remember that not long after taking office, Obama withdrew the Poland missile shield in a bow to Putin. In 2016 Politico described Obama’s Ukraine policy as a “shambles.”

You will also note that between the years of 2017 and 2021 Putin did not invade anyone. You might also remember who the President was.

The weakness that pervaded the Obama administration was passed on to the feckless Biden regime. Biden has brought back the shambles.

Donald Trump says that he and Putin spoke about Ukraine and told Putin not to invade Ukraine.

“I said, ‘You can’t do it. You’re not gonna do it,’” Trump said. “But I could see that he wanted it. I used to ask him. We used to talk about it at length.”

Putin did not invade Ukraine while Trump was in office. He waited for a weakly democrat to take office. He waited for a namby-pamby mentally addled geriatric to make a move. Of course, Biden has reason to want to save Ukraine- preserving Hunter Biden’s financial interests.

Not many people know this- Russia has had troops in Donbas for almost a decade.  Technically, they’re adding to their stocks.

The class clown of the Senate, Tim Kaine, also made a pathetic effort to smear the GOP

Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “All In” that the upcoming vote in Congress to sanction Russia for their invasion into Ukrainian territory will expose if Republican lawmakers are “appeasers” of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

That’s some funny stuff, given that it was his President who lifted sanctions on the Russians. It was also his President who dismantled the Eastern Europe missile shield to appease Putin.

So, let’s recap

2012: Obama (D) says Russia is no threat. The cold war is over

2014: Russia annexes Crimea. Obama (D) sends blankets.

2017-2021: Nothing happens Trump (R) sends lethal weapons to Ukraine

2022: Putin moves on two Ukraine provinces when Biden (D) is in office.

2022: Biden is a poltroon

Them’s the facts.

 

 

 

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