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Sun Feb 27, 2022, 02:43 PM

Ukraine war exposes lack of support for Trump's pro-Putin GOP wing

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Source: Los Angeles Times

As wars have so often done, the Russian invasion of Ukraine ó predicted for weeks, but still a shock ó has quickly begun to clarify who stands where.

One result has been to highlight how little support Trumpís Russia-friendly attitudes have within his party.

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In a rare bit of agreement, Republicans and Democrats had equally negative impressions of Russia, although Republicans were slightly less favorable than Democrats in their view of Ukraine, 66% versus 57%.

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/politics/newsletter/2022-02-25/ukraine-trump-and-the-politics-of-war-essential-politics



The Tucker Carlsons and other pro-Putinists aren't selling it anymore.

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Response to paulkienitz (Original post)

Sun Feb 27, 2022, 02:45 PM

1. But a lot of them won't condemn his Putin-praising. NT

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 27, 2022, 03:49 PM

8. Which is the same as supporting Putin

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Response to paulkienitz (Original post)

Sun Feb 27, 2022, 02:57 PM

2. Until we see a loud condemnation from the majority of the party, they support Putin's invasion.

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Response to ificandream (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 27, 2022, 04:00 PM

10. I think the point is that though the fascist leaders are pro-Putin, the average voter isn't,

and this means that the war is driving a wedge between the average conservative and the rabid anti-democracy extremists, whereas formerly they were unified by factors such as racism.

[edit] Woops, this was supposed to be a reply to someone else.

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Response to paulkienitz (Original post)

Sun Feb 27, 2022, 03:10 PM

3. I think we are seeing them backtrack their support of putin for political reasons, but I feel that

the support is still there

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Response to R Merm (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 27, 2022, 03:22 PM

5. I think so too.

Not buying that they don't support him. They want to make Trump the Putin of the USA.

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Response to R Merm (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 27, 2022, 03:41 PM

7. Putin must have donated vast sums of cash to these traitors of the last 10 years.

Why else would they take such a moronic position?

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 27, 2022, 03:50 PM

9. Or, does he have black mail material on them?

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Response to SouthernDem4ever (Reply #7)

Sun Feb 27, 2022, 04:03 PM

11. Tucker Carlson's sudden reversal... could it be because his payments are now stopped?

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Response to R Merm (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 27, 2022, 04:25 PM

12. Do you think it is possible that the pro-Putin GOP politicians are backtracking their support

Because Putin canít get money to them due to sanctions?

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Response to paulkienitz (Original post)

Sun Feb 27, 2022, 03:20 PM

4. As hard as Trump worked to split the country, how ironic if he split the Republican Party instead.

A girl can dream.

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Response to paulkienitz (Original post)

Sun Feb 27, 2022, 03:40 PM

6. Go Fuck Yourself, Republicans

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Response to paulkienitz (Original post)

Sun Feb 27, 2022, 06:06 PM

13. *LOCKING*

Host consensus is this OP doesn't meet the criteria in the SOP for this forum:

No analysis or opinion pieces.

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