The GOP will henceforth and forevermore be known as “The Vladimir Putin Republican Dance Party.” In the span of a few short decades, our Republicomrades went from “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall” to “I know Vladimir likes me, but does he like like me?”—all because the derpiest derp who ever derped wanted to erect a mammoth phallus in Moscow.
It’s pretty obvious what’s happened here. Vlad got his boy elected in 2016, tried to get him reelected in 2020—and when that failed, he unleashed the flying monkeys, gambling that a divided nation would return Trump or a Trumpy Republican to office in 2024 to lift sanctions, pull the U.S. out of NATO (which Trump indicated he’d do in the second term he was thankfully denied), and declare the spaying and neutering of the free world complete. In the meantime, he no doubt hoped he could peel away one or more of our European partners, further weakening the West.
Projecting strength and resolve while uniting our allies, President Biden has thrown a wrench into those plans. And now Republicans don’t know how to respond, except by dishonestly smearing and undermining our president during one of the more fraught moments in the history of Western civilization.