The Left’s Trump derangement syndrome is worse than the Right’s reaction to Obama ever was. I didn’t like Obama’s policies. I didn’t like that he was president. I criticized him a lot because there was a lot to criticize. But I didn’t spend every day hyperventilating about how to undo the election or else blow up the country trying.
This lunacy about Russia is so rich! What has Trump done for Russia? Moved to increase US petroleum production, a policy that will put Russia in a vice? Told Western Europe to spend more money on its own defense to be a counterweight on its own continent?
Now, by comparison, what did Obama do for Russia? He abruptly and unilaterally canceled long promised missile defense installations and humiliated Poland and the Chzek Republic. He sent Hillary with that absurd “reset button” to grovel. He mocked Romney for calling Russia a geopolitical threat. He asked Medvedev to relay to Putin that after his last election, he could “be more flexible.” He stood aside and invited Putin to assume a dominant role in Syria and the Middle East.
How on earth can critics accuse Trump of aiding Russia by his glib rhetoric about Putin being a strong leader, while totally ignoring everything Obama did to elevate Russia above the US in strategic global influence?
As for the failed health bill, it was a disaster. I’m glad it didn’t pass. I hope they pass a real repeal of Obamacare.
(Reprint commentary by Shawn Mitchell)