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Media Blames Trump After Joe Biden’s Russia Policy Fails to Deter Vladimir Putin

Media Blames Trump After Joe Biden’s Russia Policy Fails to Deter Vladimir Putin

“…the Russian thug now attacking Ukraine helped Donald Trump become president because he thought that would some day make this kind of attack easier to pull off. He was right in the short term, longer term, TBD,” wrote CNN White House correspondent John Harwood.

Considering recent events, I think it’s safe to say that President Biden’s tough talk towards Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding threats he made to invade Ukraine was not the brilliant strategy the White House thought it was. This despite the fact that Biden assured us prior to the 2020 presidential election that Putin “doesn’t want me to be president… because I’m the only person in this field who’s ever gone toe-to-toe with him.”

As it turns out, it appears Putin very much wanted Biden to be president. Perhaps he deliberately planned for the military incursion to officially start nearly two years to the day Biden first made the statement:

As it became more and more clear in recent days that Biden throwing out warnings to Putin would do little to nothing to deter him from going forward with an attack that was months in the making, the Usual Suspects in the media and on the left began to trot out the “but Trump!” card in an effort to blame the former president for Joe Biden’s woes in trying and failing to manage the Russia beast.

Here are a few examples:

When one considers the inconvenient facts regarding the differing policies of the last three presidents towards Russia, Harwood’s response in particular understandably rubbed people all kinds of the wrong way:

Once one remembers how the Wikileaks documents proved that Harwood – who we’re supposed to believe is a “neutral” political correspondent for CNN – was little more than a mouthpiece for Hillary Clinton’s failed 2016 presidential campaign, the reason for his position becomes quite obvious:

The good news here is that at least the “adults are back in charge,” right?

It is from that June 2021 piece that CNN editor-at-large Chris Cillizza shared this thought-provoking “analysis:”

Even in Biden’s tone, he appeared to be making a concerted effort to be dispassionate — rarely showing off the animation that he regularly displays when jousting with the American press corps stateside. He was also far briefer in his remarks (and the questions he took after them) than Putin who held court for the better part of an hour in the immediate wake of the world leaders’ meeting.

While Biden never mentioned his presidential predecessor, the 2018 summit in Helsinki, Finland, between Trump and Putin hung over the proceedings like a stale fart — with both sides utterly aware of it but neither willing to acknowledge it directly.

Also, there are no more mean tweets to contend with, either. Silver linings and all that, I guess?

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One thing that clearly emboldened Putin was Joe Biden’s schizophrenic energy policy.

By clamping down on oil production in the US, Biden sent the price of oil skyrocketing, thus providing Putin with the financial wherewithal to advance his military spending and aggression.

And by reversing Trump’s opposition to Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline to Germany, Biden signaled American weakness.

Do they REALLY think this will work? Lol

    taurus the judge in reply to gonzotx. | February 24, 2022 at 3:17 pm

    Yes, actually they really do

    But, its the insane belief born of utter desperation and fear.

    It simply “has” to be true because if its not then they are going to cry.

Now that we are not allowed to use the word ‘retard’, what other word can I use to describe these MSM clowns?

There you go. Blame the guy the tyrant didn’t dare move against rather than the weak, feckless pedophile who had no ability to deter him. In a sick sort of way, it’s Trump’s fault because he’s no longer in office to stop Putin… That’s about stupid enough for communist logic.

taurus the judge | February 24, 2022 at 3:21 pm

This shouldn’t surprise anyone. This is a revision of the Emperors Clothes.

They cannot acknowledge the truth as it will mean them accepting the fact that their entire ideology is false and unworkable in truth and reality. That is a pain too great to bear.

The only remaining choice is to blame Trump and say it both loud enough and long enough until it just becomes so.

They have to tell the Emperor how good his outfit is because they also value their heads sitting on their necks

Blaming Trump for what Putin is doing exposes them for the propagandists they are. No one who is not already a rabid Dem partisan — a category that include neverTrumpers — will believe a word of it.

Four years of Russian collusion lies have immunized and inoculated sane rational people from their idiotic political propaganda.

Brandon and his media propaganda org are desperate and that’s all they have left.

If anyone is to blame other than Putin it is the Obama-Biden admin that tried to make Ukraine a NATO member.

Meanwhile, overheard by people familiar with Brandon’s last phone call with Zelenskyy….. “Make sure all those files that mention Burisima, Hunter, and me are destroyed. Got that? Burn them! Bit bleach them! Do whatever you have to do! Putin must never get his hands on them. That’s your highest priority right now. If you ever want to see any of the cash you have tucked away in Switzerland.”

I too blame Trump for not positioning Kamala for success.

The Ukraine will belong to Russia, but thank goodness we don’t have any more mean tweets.

Dems are good at making big oil and ammo companies rich.

I hear Xiden had two Russian prostitutes in the Lincoln bedroom peeing up a storm. Today is puddin’ day – Xiden was eating his puddin’.

Serious question- can we now pull out of the UN?

Trump BUYden
unpredictable lays out every move he makes
Kept Russia and China on the back foot Shoved them together
Kept us out of war Can’t wait to cash in on the next.

    2smartforlibs in reply to 2smartforlibs. | February 24, 2022 at 3:52 pm

    That didn’t work right
    Trump unpredictable, kept Russian and China on the back foot, Never got us into was costly war.

    BUYden shoves Russia and China together, Telegraphs every move he’s making, Can’t wait to cash in on the next conflict.

According to the press Biden did not make the key sanction, removing Russia from the SWIFT banking system, or personally sanctioning Putin; and will wait a month to see the effectiveness of what little he did do. Of course, in a month all may be dead/peaceful in Ukraine with the new puppet regime installed and Brandon trumpeting his success.

JackinSilverSpring | February 24, 2022 at 4:10 pm

Leftists blaming Trump for Putin’s invasion of Ukraine shows just how psychotic they are.

With little over a year in office, Joe Biden has just about destroyed this country. His administration is in a state of turmoil, our military is degraded, military leaders are worthless, oil independency is gone, inflation is through the roof, people are divided, nation is flooded with foreigners from Mexico, China and Africa who have no loyatly to the country.

Putin was so excited he could hardly believe his good luck. He saw an opening and he took it.

Ukraine is the first domino.

    ALL INTENTIONAL. The only mistake he and his puppeteers made was making it too much too soon.

    Obama made the same mistake, hence the election of PDJT.

      Let it result in President Trump’s reelection, or someone like DeSantis.

      The pendulum swings…

        randian in reply to Dimsdale. | February 25, 2022 at 11:09 pm

        Let it result in President Trump’s reelection, or someone like DeSantis.

        Who are likely irrelevant. The real power lies in the unelected, and more importantly unfireable, permanent bureaucracy. They will do what they want and stonewall anything they don’t like. They continued to make consent decrees while Trump was in office, for example.

If we’re going to go after past presidents for the current administration’s troubles, we might as well go throw rocks at Millard Fillmore. That darned Whig.

    Peabody in reply to georgfelis. | February 24, 2022 at 4:40 pm

    Hey you! Whig Lives Matter!

    MarkInKansas in reply to georgfelis. | February 25, 2022 at 2:39 am

    It was no error. Those hard shifts to the extreme left never get reversed, Those shifts only get slowed down a little when the Republicans gain control. It has been a one-way ratcheting mechanism since at least Woodrow Wilson. The only thing that changes is how fast the ratchet wheel gets turned.

What a bunch of garbage, if Biden doesn’t OK the Nord Stream pipeline then this doesn’t happen. Trump specifically blocked it.

Putin knows that Europe has zero leverage in the wake of Germany’s complete dependence on them for fuel. You’ll notice that Germany’s weak sanction announcement did not sanction fuel purchases….what a laughable show of non-strength.

    TargaGTS in reply to healthguyfsu. | February 24, 2022 at 5:11 pm

    Not only did he waive sanctions on Nord Stream, he did it AFTER he nuked the Keystone Pipeline, froze all new oil exploration leases and made it harder – and more expensive – to frack. From day one – literally from day one – he adopted an energy policy that played right into Putin’s hands (and Iran’s, for that matter).

    If oil was still $50/barrel, Putin simply doesn’t have the money to do what he’s doing.

For Ukraine, it’s been a bit of a mixed-bag the last 24-hours. Russia has definitely improved its war-fighting capability particularly from where they were in 2008. OTOH, while Ukraine has sustained some significant tactical and strategic losses (air defense and key airport losses), they’ve also demonstrated they’ve got some fight in them. Also, organic protests developing IN MOSCOW on the first night of war and forcefully against Putin is…surprising.

Ukraine simply can’t win militarily. Even Leonidas eventually lost at Thermopylae. But, maybe – hopefully – it will be a Pyrrhic victory for Putin.

    “Ukraine simply can’t win militarily.”

    Neither could Afghanistan against the Soviets. They don’t have to win, they have to not lose. There’s a difference. Ukraine has the ear of the world and will have no shortage of resources to make this a sustained bare knuckles / prison rules fight. Those corrupt politicians cannot keep collecting easy pay days after Putin disappears them.

    Putin needs a fast, decisive win. He’s not going to get it. The longer this goes on, the longer more and more serious men put serious energy into making him lose. I’m not talking about Biden. I suspect dems know this is the end of them so the rubber glove is going on and strategists are going to shove their fist up Biden’s back side and work him like an animatronic puppet so that he says and does the things that need doing until this is over- because he won’t survive the year if pulls another Afghanistan. It’s what will save his presidency if he doesn’t screw it up.

      CommoChief in reply to Andy. | February 24, 2022 at 7:57 pm

      That’s why Russia likely stops at the Dnieper river. They can more easily control the eastern portion of Ukraine and use the river and its crossings as a barrier. Going into western Ukraine to attempt to occupy would expose the Russians to potential problems. Primarily attacks on their logistics train.

      Controlling/occupation of eastern Ukraine is doable but the same for the west is not. It should be mentioned that Ukraine has a fairly vigorous militia. They developed a decentralized, locally organized and controlled approach in the wake of 08 and 14. In our terms it would be organized by County/City with recently retired officers in charge.

      We had SF training these folks for some time. Their role is to operate as partisans interdiction ops v supply and softer targets, not v frontline formations. Loosely in coordination with their AD military as an organized asymmetric threat. We’ll see how it works out but it’s a good idea given the lack of resources.

        TargaGTS in reply to CommoChief. | February 25, 2022 at 8:13 am

        Since you’ve posted this, Russia has taken Chernobyl and have landed in Odessa. I agree it’s unlikely that they’ll attempt to occupy land west of the Dnieper. But, as they already have, it seems like they’re going to invade critical spots west of the Dnieper and hold or destroy critical infrastructure/defensive installations.

          CommoChief in reply to TargaGTS. | February 25, 2022 at 9:21 am

          I mostly agree with that.
          Those forces slid in from Belarus; from the north with two objectives:
          1. Seize Kiev
          2. Draw Ukrainian forces north to defend Kiev and away from the east/south which is, IMO, the main thrust

          From the South grabbing Odessa as a potential bargaining chip or to keep long term or just short term area denial v the very low possibility of any outside forces coming to relieve Ukraine via this important seaport.

          All this is just speculation looking at the map. Who knows what Putin’s aims are beyond himself?

Russia’s Last War | Peter Zeihan

Played correctly, this could be Russian equivalent to German Battle of the Bulge. Oh, and things go bad for a whole bunch more…

Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.

sorry, joe–this happened on your watch not on trump’s

McConnell “Gang of 19” member Mittens Romney was also quick to blame Trump for this crisis yesterday. And McConnell himself was praising Brandon for his deft handling of the crisis.

#meantweets2024!!!!! MAGA BABY!!!!! FJB!

I always wondered… who would be on the “against the wall” list if there was a civil war….

Posting a tweet blaming Trump should definitely be number 17 in the list.

caseoftheblues | February 24, 2022 at 7:54 pm

This is quickly turning into a real sh#+show…apparently having a rotting sack of oatmeal as a president is NOT a good idea…

Don’t go so easy on them.

Why is the Democrats “Adult” being allowed to run around with a gas can and matches unsupervised?

Come to think about it, it was Trump’s fault that Putin annexed Crimea. Because, you know, 1/6!

    Peabody in reply to virshu. | February 25, 2022 at 9:32 am

    It doesn’t have to be Crimea. It doesn’t have to be anything. The talking point is “Tump’s fault” and then whenever something happens they think up a reason to blame him. They have people who sit around in a room all day long thinking these things up.

I heard Biden would melt if you threw a bucket of water on him. Or maybe it was Polosi. She’s the one with the broom.

Trump is also the one to blame for Shermans march through Georgia, but they got their revenge in the 2020 election.