Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor
From Nasty Nancy Pelosi to the Emergence of a True Leader

March 5, 2022 --

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There goes Nancy Peosi again, never missing an opportunity to demagogue Democrat failures -- this  her being recent remarks connecting Russis'a invasion of Ukraine to a  Republican attempt to destory democracy in the U.S.   Pelosi's execrable comments, along with those of Rep. Barbara Lee, Democrat chair of a House Appropriations subcommittee, were reported February 27 at the "Just the News" website.   

Included in Pelosi's mendacoous comments was her claim that Russia' President Vladimir Putin interference in our presidential elections as part of his campaign to install authoritarian regimes across the planet.

Her false, but self-serving, logic goes, then: Putin meddled to elect Trump president, Trump was elected in 2016, therefore from 2017 to 2021 we had an authoritarian regime in Washington D.C. What a crock.

Do we have evidence of Putin addressing an anti-Hillary Clinton rally in Arizona?   Indeed, is there any evidence of Russia interference in our presidential  elections-- let alone elections for sheriffs? Not that I know of.  Compare, however, this link from a Guardian story nearly nine years ago, of Sen, John McCain hectoring an anti-government rally in Kiev.   Why isn't the late senator's remarks in the Ukraine capitol to an anti-Russia protest not considered meddling in a foreign state's internal affairs?

And let's not forget the text of the cordial July 2019 phone conversation between Presidents Trump and Zelensky that included Mr. Trump's concern about corruption in Ukraine that may have reached the Biden family, the phone conversation that was the malicious, mendacious basis of Trump Impeach No. 1, an impeachment process promoted by bureaucrats like Fiona Hill and Alex Vindman who thought the president should be subservient to their policy goals.  

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What is Nancy Pelosi, or, for that matter, Hill and Vindman to say of the recent poll, reported at The Hill and other media outlets, that more than six in ten Americans believe Putin would not have moved into Ukraine if President Trump were president?

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More likely than not, they would demean the poll result as indicating the continued unfortunate influence of the deplorable, uneducated mob on public affairs in the U.S., an, therefore, to be dismissed out of hand.

This is, however,  not to commend Putin for showing his mastery of geopolitics by invading Ukraine.  Indeed, what was the Russian president thinking -- that Russian-speaking Ukrainians would welcome the Russian army with bred and salt, while President Zelensky would seek asylum in the U.S. embassy -- but for the fact that embassy oficials had already fled?  Already comments are appearing in the media in line with my thoughts that this might be the beginning of the end of the Putin regime.   In that connection, we haven't heard, to my knowledge, from the suave Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.   Could he possibly have supported Putin on his reckless action in Ukraine?  That, from here, would be hard to believe.

Until Putin's February 20 address recognizing the independence of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine (after the closing of the Beijing Olympics), the role of war-monger seemed to have been played by President Biden, with his almost daily predictions of a Russian invasion of Ukraine -- that was not happening.  What could have prompted Putin to turn Biden into a prophet on international affairs?  Was this in line with Putin's aim, per the lies of Pelosi, that Putin was hoping to see the U.S. turn authoritarian?    ( The tone of Pelosi's accusation that the Republicans are in authoritarian-cahoots with Putin, itself has an authoritarian ring, suggesting that she would support a Biden crackdown on dissent right here in the U.S.A.)

As this is written, the evening of February 27, there is a report that Russia and Ukraine will begin negotiations February 27.  Why couldn't the Russian president have negotiated with President Zelensky all along?   Or, did it take Volodymyr's rejection of  Biden's offer of asylum to make Vladimir realize that the Ukraine president was, indeed, a serious statesman -- and had left his success as a Russian-speaking comedian far behind.

If any leader has emerged as a hero from this conflict, it is Volodymyr Zelensky.   Two years ago, Democrat Senator Chris Murphy, accompanied by Republican Senators John Barrasso and Ron Johnson, told President Zelensky not to have any dealings with Rudy Giuliani (notwithstanding President Trump's request  to Mr. Zelensky in that July 2019 phone conversation to use the former New York City mayor as liaison in his corruption inquiry re the Bidens).    Perhaps, President Zelensky has come to realize that no good comes from dealing with members of the U.S. Senate, or Biden -- and he should now, simply, stand on his own two feet.