No matter what Joe Biden and Democrats say about Russia and Ukraine, you should reply with this. “What did you expect after Joe spent the last year funding Putin’s War Machine?”
Trump didn’t do that.
One of Biden’s first acts was to pull the plug on America’s energy independence. Overnight we went from supplying fuels to ourselves and western Europe and putting the pinch on Russian cash flow to paying three times as much for fossil fuels we didn’t need from them when Trump was President.
The US was beginning to supply excess natural gas to parts of Europe at lower prices, but Europe is back on Putin’s Teat and likely to stay there. Biden pulled US support for another pipeline that might have helped free our NATO Allies from Russian energy influence.
The change in fiscal fortunes is significant. Millions, perhaps billions in gas and petrodollars appeared in Putin’s hands and will continue to flow reliably thanks to the stroke of Biden’s pen and with help from Russian propaganda on top of that.
The last time they got expansionist Barry Obama (with help from VP Joe) was doing much the same thing.
Absent that kind of money, can Russia mount and sustain a serious military engagement or occupation, especially if Western allies imposed sanctions?
And can Europe even use sanctions – Putin can turn off the heat or the lights (those wind and solar farms don’t work too well without gas generator backup.
And now, thanks to Joe, we don’t have the extra to sell them as the push has become an invasion.
And while Biden is likely compromised in other ways by both Ukraine and Russia, the irony of it all is this. Sleepy Joe claims he canceled pipelines and fracking in the US for the good of the planet. To save it, for Russia and China, I guess. Two regimes who are major polluters. Neither of which will stop production of the very thing Biden and Democrats claim is killing the planet.
They’ll do the opposite.
Using their Climate math, Biden and Democrats have endangered the West and the planet. Excellent work, dumbasses.
America would have done it cleaner, had more cash on hand and kept Putin from accumulating a significant war chest for actual war. Actions that, just guessing, are going to significantly increase the world’s carbon footprint.
All thanks in large part to Biden and Democrat climate policy.
Between the massive cash flow and repeated blunders on the world stage, Putin is taking advantage of Biden and the Democrats’ gifts. I expect Vlad have what he wants before US November Election with barely a peep out of Joe about peace, democracy, or the environment unless it’s to kneecap America and the west yet again.
Unless it is to distract us from his other failures.
But, sure, let’s talk about collusion…
The author is a long-time New Hampshire resident, blogger, and a member of the Board of directors of The 603 Alliance. He is the Managing Editor and co-owner of GraniteGrok.com, a former board member of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire, and a past contributor to the Franklin Center for Public Policy.