Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Convention, and most of America’s Far Left media despise Russia… and Putin in particular.
The Far Left was wholly enamored of Russia back when it was the Soviet Union. But when that totalitarian regime came crashing down in the late 80’s, Russia lost its charm.
Still, today, many hate Russia.
And they are not entirely wrong for doing so. Russia, and yes, Putin, are just as selfish and imperial as many on our side are — just as devious, just as cruel.
America is looking out for our own interests and trying to impose our power around the world. Well, guess what: so is Russia.
And Saudi Arabia.
And so many others.
It is the Game and the Gamble of Nations.
As for Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, he is a former Komitet gosudarstvennoy bezopasnosti (or more popularly – KGB) officer who has ruled the Russian Federation since around 2000, I believe. He is resourceful, devious, and one must imagine quite ruthless.
There is probably as much in his character and actions to dislike as there are in any world leader — pick one at random.
But I suspect the real reason the Left so despises Putin is twofold:
First, he openly resists their bizarre vision of an Orwellian globalist regime. He seems to have no interest in subjugating Russia to international oppression. He’ll take care of that himself.
Second — and this is the far bigger point — I think it will eventually be revealed Putin played the DNC “like a violin at the annual saps convention” (Frank Drebin, Police Squad).
Putin famously hates the Clintons (Hillary far more than Bill) and it would be perfectly in keeping with his character to seize upon her disdain for Donald Trump. With her loyal DNC in complete and mindless lockstep, all he had to do was falsify some damning dossier on Trump, and the Democrats’ natural hatred (shared by former British spy Christopher Steele) would compel them to procure it in hopes of derailing Trump’s presidential campaign.
Three words come to mind: Hook. Line. Sinker.
Now, it the wake of Hillary’s loss, all this has completely blown up in their face, and Hillary, the DNC, and the entire Far Left media are trying to shift their embarrassment to Trump, and hang their albatross around his neck.
If true, then Putin played on Hillary Clinton’s mad ambition and turned her malice back on herself. Once you understand the nature of a thing you can control a thing.
In addition to Hillary Clinton’s machinations (conspiring against Bernie Sanders to defraud him of those primaries he lawfully and fairly won), the DNC’s long and disturbing list of oversteps (i.e., Donna Brazil, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, others) and the Far Left media’s complete enslavement to their Democratic masters…
We now find the Federal Bureau of Investigation (up to and including its directors, deputy directors, and special counsels) along with the Department of Justice, former Obama loyalists, their officers, operatives, and assigns, and even former British spies, all have — in the same manner as recently proven IRS malfeasance during the Obama administration — abused their positions, cast off their neutrality, and openly (even brazenly) chose to protect and promote one political candidate over another.
Prejudice and bigotry are the easiest vices to identify and manipulate, and I suspect Putin dangled a poisoned apple in front of a Democratic serpent…
And she bit down as hard as she could.
Now she is having to pry her fangs out of herself.
Fortunately for the Free World, she is not having to do that at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.