2/6/17

"You think our country's so innocent?"

That was Our Donnie, in response to Bill O'Reilly's rather incredulous statement, "But [Putin] is a killer!"

What does Our Donnie mean by his comment?

It seems that a number of GOP CongressCritters are not happy with it:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told CNN's Jake Tapper on "State of the Union" Sunday that he "obviously" doesn't see Russia and Putin the same way Trump does.

"Putin's a former KGB agent. He's a thug. He was not elected in a way most people would consider a credible election. The Russians annexed Crimea, invaded Ukraine and mess around in our elections," McConnell said.

"I don't think there's any equivalency between the way the Russians conduct themselves and the way the United States does," he said.

and

Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyoming, tweeted that Trump's "statement suggesting moral equivalence between Putin's Russia and the United States of America is deeply troubling and wrong."

as but a couple of examples.

One might wonder if Our Donnie was referencing any number of historical factoids that point to the conflict between reality and the idealistic concept of 'American values.'

Slavery. Manifest Destiny. Various wars ... the Indian wars, the Spanish-American war, Vietnam, backing the various crazed right-wing dictators in Central America, fun with Ronnie and Ollie in Afghanistan, the Iraq misadventure. Among others.

But for Our Donnie to put the comment in that context would require some knowledge on his part, and as well all know, he doesn't read - other than clippings about himself.

So what exactly did Our Donnie mean by that comment? Putin's a thug so Our Donnie can play that role too?