The meeting last week between President Trump and the murdering Russian dictator Vladimir Putin during the G20 summit in Japan provided another display of Trump’s obvious disdain for democratic rights and liberties—a disdain shared by Trump’s lapdog Georgia supporters, Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue and Representative Barry Loudermilk. They have shown, again, why we unabashedly refer to them as Trump’s three stooges.
Trump used the meeting to make light of Russian interference in our election and joked with Putin president about the nasty journalists who dare to criticize the two of them.
When Trump was asked if he would discuss election interference with Putin, the President turned to the Russian boss, smiled, and said, “Don’t meddle in the election, please. Don’t meddle in the election.” Putin laughed.
IndieDems finds it appalling to see Trump’s bizarre fanboy admiration for Putin rear its noxious head. Trump is once more sucking up to the Russian thug—and sacrificing United States national security interests in doing so. One media commentator summed it up by noting Trump had followed up on
“the farce of Helsinki, when Trump embarrassed himself and America before the world with display of sycophancy so pathetic that you could barely read an article about it without finding a reference to Neville Chamberlain.”
At the Helsinki summit, of course, Trump had taken Putin’s word that he had not interfered in the U.S. 2016 elections over the unanimous judgement of America’s intelligence services that he had—a conclusion overwhelmingly seconded by the Mueller report.
How have Georgia’s three stooges Isakson, Perdue, and Loudermilk treated Trump’s kowtowing to Putin? They have doubled down on their support for him and are aggressively pushing for his re-election! And the interests of their country be damned.
Regarding journalists, Trump said: “Get rid of them. ‘Fake news’ is a great term, isn’t it? You don’t have this problem in Russia, but we do.” Putin responded, in English: “We also have. It’s the same.”
According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, since Putin took power, 25 journalists have been murdered in Russia. Many of them were investigating his regime when murdered. All very funny, according to Trump and his three stooges from Georgia.
Which is worse: Trump, Isakson, Perdue, and Loudermilk’s seeming appreciation for the brutal control Putin exercises over his country, or the Russian leader claiming our two countries are “the same”?
Trump’s gushing admiration for authoritarian thugs was not limited to Putin. He also:
- Lavished praise on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, while ignoring evidence that Mohammad directed the killing of American journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
- Flew from Osaka to hold a summit meeting with North Korean thug Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas, once more fawning all over the North Korean dictator who presides over one of the most inhumane regimes on earth.
IndieDems long ago got sick and tired of those like Georgia’s three stooges who call themselves “constitutional conservatives” while ignoring Trump’s cavalier attitude toward liberty—and toward the rule of law, the 10 Commandments, the Golden Rule, and common human decency.
And remember: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is making sure that no legislation that might secure the American election system against Russian intrusion will ever come to a vote in the Senate.
The White House and our Congressional offices are now occupied by Republicans who have contempt for not only the interests of the United States but also every principle that is supposed to make us what we are. In the words of a political observer,