(Thread) Putin + the GOP = 💕

Because they have common goals

Putin would like:
💠Civil War in the U.S.
💠Ukraine blamed for the 2016 DNC hack.
💠U.S. to become a Russian style oligarchy.
Trump wants to BE a Russian style oligarch.

(As I write this #CivilWarSignup is trending) twitter.com/AshaRangappa_/…
1/ The GOP-Russia love affair has been evident for some time.

Last summer Tucker Carlson said the U.S. should “rethink America’s alliances.” twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews…

And remember when Sen. Rand Paul went to Moscow?
2/ Rand was in Russia to “open lines of communication.” abcnews.go.com/International/…

Guiliani attended a pro-Russia conference. Last year.

He was about to attend another when the Ukraine scandal exploded and he abruptly cancelled.
3/ The love goes deep.

Katie Hopkins, with Ann Coulter sitting near her, says “Putin rocks."

She praises Russia as being “untouched by the myth of multiculturalism and deranged diversity.”
4/ Putin’s regime, remember, is built on homophobia and fear of those who are different.

Remember Paul Hasson, they guy who planned to mass murder liberals?

I was struck by a phrase on page 3 of the Motion for his Pre-Trial Detention.
5/ Hassen talked of “Looking to Russia with hopeful eyes . . .”

For decades now, Russia has been “beckoning” to America’s far right wing, presenting Russia as the savior of white majority rule. (Timothy Snyder’s word)
6/ This includes Russians infiltrating the NRA and helping radicalize the NRA as a right wing extremist group—but that's for another thread.

People assume that the GOP kowtows to Russia because they’re compromised.

I suggest that the alliance is based on mutual beliefs.
7/ Both can be true, of course.

Russia can also possess compromising material on GOP members.

But why use it on their allies?

Seems the plan all along was for the Trump-FOX-GOP to move the US away from NATO and into a closer alliance with Russia⤵️
8/ The GOP would rather have Putin-style oligarchy than an expansion of liberal democracy in America.

When Jim Jordan, Giuliani, and other Trump Team members furiously defend Trump's call with Zelensky, they know they're also defending Russia.

And they're OK with that.
9/ America's Far Right Wing has been talking about Civil War for some time⤵️ washingtonpost.com/politics/in-am…
Trump's tweet suggesting Civil War if he's impeached didn't come out of the blue.

It's a tale told by a few fringe kooks, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Yup. There's been lots of right wing Civil War talk. twitter.com/cwarzel/status…

Their thinking is no surprise: The first Civil War was about white supremacy.
All my threads are also blog posts. You can read "Putin + the GOP = 💕" here: terikanefield-blog.com/putin-the-gop-…

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