“The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.”
– President Obama,
presidential debate, Oct. 22, 2012
Four years later, Obama and his acolytes in the press see Russia as the enemy that wants Donald Trump to be president.
Why is the Left suddenly anti-Russian?
The key is in the president statement. The Cold War is over. His side lost. No longer do American liberals get their marching orders from Moscow. In 2009 Hillary and Obama hit the reset button. But now that Republicans have a nominee that no longer regards Russia as the evil empire -- it is after all a shell of its pre-Soviet self -- the Left is free to demonize Russia.
Austin Bay pointed out this turn of events in "Tailgunner Hillary and the Putin Hack."
The Left succeeded in demonizing Joe McCarthy and made calling a person a communist self-discrediting. It backfires worse than calling someone a Nazi. You cannot even call an avowed communist like Van Jones or Angela Davis a communist. They are the Leftist version of David Duke but instead of isolating them, the Left raises them to the level of icon.
The Left has long taken its cue from Moscow. The Left opposed American involvement in part because of the secret Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact or German–Soviet Non-aggression Pact, which took effect on August 23, 1939 -- just nine days before the Germans invaded Poland.
Once Hitler broke the treaty on June 22, 1941, all bets were off. The Left went all in on the Great Patriotic War, as Stalin called it.
FDR armed the Soviets through a railroad from Iran that the United States built just to transport the war matériel. This helped tie up the German forces in the Battle of Stalingrad, which lasted more than two years. But of course the price was giving the Soviets all of Poland (Hitler had agreed to halfsies) and the rest of Eastern Europe.
Hey Obama, Gus Hall called from the 1950s. He wants his marching orders from Moscow back.
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