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TomCADem

(17,413 posts)
Mon Oct 24, 2022, 01:57 AM Oct 2022

Republicans Are Supporting Putin/Saudi Arabia In Return for Help In Nov Election

We have all heard how Republicans have been signaling that if they control Congress, they will begin to oppose US support for Ukraine.

Kevin McCarthy’s Threatens To Cut Ukraine Aid At A Vital Moment


Support for Ukraine is shifting among Republicans


In return, Russia and Saudi Arabia have further cut oil supplies the November election when inflation started to moderate in order to spike gas prices and increase inflation to aid Republicans:

Saudi Arabia pushed other OPEC nations into oil cut, White House claims
https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/white-house-pushes-back-saudi-claim-oil-cut-was-purely-economic-2022-10-13/



What does Saudi Arabia get out of this? More oil friendly policies such as roll backs efforts to promote fuel efficiency and support for cuts in oil production to aid the oil industry similar to US policy under Trump:

Special Report: Trump told Saudi: Cut oil supply or lose U.S. military support - sources
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil-trump-saudi-specialreport/special-report-trump-told-saudi-cut-oil-supply-or-lose-u-s-military-support-sources-idUSKBN22C1V4

Trump finalizes rollback of Obama-era vehicle fuel efficiency standards
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-autos-emissions/trump-finalizes-rollback-of-obama-era-vehicle-fuel-efficiency-standards-idUSKBN21I25S


So, you have Republicans willing to actively support a US adversary in Russia and US dependence on foreign oil, including Russia, in order to win elections by signaling to Russia that they will oppose support for Ukraine. In return, Russia and Saudi Arabia will make effort to increase oil prices near the election to improve Republican chances of controlling Congress with Republicans blaming Biden, and giving Putin and Saudi Arabia a free pass. and echoing Russian talking points in the right wing media.

It is unethical, unpatriotic and treasonous, but Trump showed that this works and with a vast right wing media apparatus to run interference, Republicans can blatantly coordinate with forces hostile to interest of Americans. If Republicans control Congress, and Russia wins in Ukraine, Republicans will happily sell out Europe, which will underscore that the U.S. in unreliable as an ally. Thus, Russia can continue to expand and threaten Europe.

Likewise, as Republicans oppose fuel efficiency standards and work with oil producing countries to increase US dependence on oil, the oil industry will reward Republicans with millions in campaign support, which does not include the value of support provided by Russia and Saudi Arabia.








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secondwind

(16,903 posts)
1. Trump REALLY did a number on us, didn't he.......
Mon Oct 24, 2022, 03:15 AM
Oct 2022

In every which way, he screwed us over. US Senators going to Russia over the 4th of July, etc. , the private meeting with Putin in Helsinki, etc.

NBachers

(17,417 posts)
2. Nixon prolonged the war through two election cycles; Reagan kept the hostages in Iran longer
Mon Oct 24, 2022, 04:44 AM
Oct 2022

Teason and betrayal, on a planetary scale. It’s what Republicans do.

If I could eject every goddamn one of them into the astroid belt, I would do it immediately.

PufPuf23

(8,979 posts)
12. The fact that GOP lies about crimes against humanity when the GOP is
Tue Oct 25, 2022, 08:55 PM
Oct 2022

clear about intent and follows through with brazen action; then pays no price when caught is the ruin of the USA.365

Add GWB et al to the pattern and GHWB as Reagan's puppeteer.

Hermit-The-Prog

(34,853 posts)
10. We have to face the fact that we have a political party that has joined that Axis of Evil.
Tue Oct 25, 2022, 01:18 AM
Oct 2022

Roe, Roe, Roe your vote
against theocracy!
Republicans revoke your rights
and kill democracy!

THESE are the races that will determine control of the House of Representatives:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100217272559

Got post-its?
Stick 'em up for a blue wave: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100217078977

usonian

(10,876 posts)
5. GOP's are "nationalist" but warm up to foreigners bearing money. Chiefly oil money.
Mon Oct 24, 2022, 09:23 AM
Oct 2022

Last edited Mon Oct 24, 2022, 11:10 PM - Edit history (1)




When wasn't it all about the oil?
I couldn't fit a certain oil family into this montage, but you know the name.

edited to delete sarcastic reference to "globalism"
It seems that the entire 20th century and all of the 21st to date have been poisoned by oil interests. (Vlad and MBS in particular)

TomCADem

(17,413 posts)
8. Doesn't QAnon and Russia Push Anti-Globalist Talking Points? Isn't This Anti-Semetic?
Mon Oct 24, 2022, 10:52 PM
Oct 2022

A lot of Trump / QAnon talking points are painted in anti-globalist terms. For example, pulling out of climate change agreements, not supporting NATO, pulling out of multi-lateral arms control agreements.

I would be cautious about adopting the language of the right wing.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/03/the-origins-of-the-globalist-slur/555479/

The Origins of the 'Globalist' Slur

After National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn announced his resignation last week, President Trump offered a back-handed compliment to his departing adviser: “He may be a globalist, but I still like him.” Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, chimed in with his own statement: “I never expected that the co-worker I would work closest, and best, with at the White House would be a ‘globalist.’”

Despite the seemingly joking use of the term “globalist” by Trump and Mulvaney, many were quick to point to the word’s unseemly past as an anti-Semitic slur, embraced in alt-right circles before spreading into broader political discourse. As the Anti-Defamation League’s Jonathan Greenblatt put it, “Where the term originates from is a reference to Jewish people who are seen as having allegiances not to their countries of origin like the United States, but to some global conspiracy.” Greenblatt said it’s “disturbing” when public officials “literally parrot this term which is rooted in prejudice.”

* * *
But the targets of the “globalist” label—then as now—tended to be domestic ones. While Americans united behind the country’s entry into the war after Pearl Harbor, Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Republican critics cautioned against international policies that might put national sovereignty at risk. On February 9, 1943, Clare Boothe Luce made her mark in her first speech as a member of Congress, rebuking Vice President Henry Wallace’s suggestion that American airports might give the world’s airlines free access after the war. “He does a great deal of global thinking,” she said, “but much of what Mr. Wallace calls his global thinking is, no matter how you slice it, still globaloney.”

Luce’s “globaloney” may have encouraged other opponents of “global thinking” to come up with their own turns of phrase. The Republican Party at the time was splintered between the internationalist approach of the 1940 presidential candidate Wendell Willkie and isolationists who saw Willkie as no different from Roosevelt. Willkie’s book One World, published in April 1943, set out his vision of global cooperation, helping to lay the groundwork for the United Nations. One anti-Willkie group in Chicago, calling themselves the Republican Nationalist Revival Committee, held a rally on May 20. The featured speaker was a leading isolationist, Senator Gerald P. Nye of North Dakota, and he titled his speech “Globalitis.”

usonian

(10,876 posts)
9. That was 100% sarcasm.
Mon Oct 24, 2022, 11:05 PM
Oct 2022

Of course, "globalism" is anti-semitic, isolationist, and nationalist.

But they make exceptions for sources of money, chiefly oil producing nations.

I can edit the article to indicate that it's pure sarcasm.

Not everyone here gets it right away and some of us are pretty dry with our humor and writing.

Will do.

TomCADem

(17,413 posts)
11. Sarcasm Is Not Always Apparent Since Some Progressives Fall for Globalist Talking Points
Tue Oct 25, 2022, 08:44 PM
Oct 2022

While it should be a clear warming sign if you have right wing extremists and progressives on the left saying the same isolationist talking points, you still have a fair amount of progressives who unwittingly parrot talking points that are no different from what you would hear from Tucker Carlson. In the photo below, for example, I don't think Green Party candidate Jill Stein was being sarcastic, but perhaps I just am not getting her humor.

usonian

(10,876 posts)
13. I'm not that clued in to the subtleties.
Tue Oct 25, 2022, 09:00 PM
Oct 2022

So I welcome input. Especially if it helps me clarify whatever the heck I was trying to convey.

The thing about cult speak is that it shifts in any old way, just to objectify the "enemy". Pisses me off.

Thx.

PortTack

(33,259 posts)
7. The Dems on the arms ways and means committee are planning a bill for the lame duck session
Mon Oct 24, 2022, 11:15 AM
Oct 2022

If the traitors take the house that would provide aid for Ukraine for the next two years. They think they’ve got this all wrapped up..think again!

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