Neocons Drain Meatball Ron’s Special Sauce After Anti-Ukraine Comments, by Andrew Anglin
Marco Rubio criticizes DeSantis for calling Russia’s invasion of Ukraine a “territorial dispute”:
“It’s not a territorial dispute…any more than it would be a territorial dispute if the U.S. decided that it wanted to invade Canada or take over the Bahamas…This is an invasion.” pic.twitter.com/h0C6dMFog0
— Republican Accountability (@AccountableGOP) March 14, 2023
As I explained in some detail yesterday, when people very unpopular with Republican voters attack Ron DeSantis, they are actually promoting him. When people see people who they consider enemies attacking someone, they assume that person must be an ally – because an enemy of an enemy is a friend.
This is most obvious with the Democrat obsession with acting like DeSantis is some hardcore right-winger, but the same principle would apply when hated Republicans, like Marco Rubio, Nimrata Randhawa, and Liz Cheney attack Meatball Ron.
After Meatball told the Tucker Carlson show that he wants to end the war against Russia and start a war with the Chinese, these despised individuals attacked him, thereby raising his status in the minds of normal people.
The mainstream Republican position is that we should be fighting wars against Russia and China at the same time.
During an appearance on the “Hugh Hewitt Show” Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) argued that Russia’s interest in Ukraine is not so much about territory, but rather dominating the former Soviet state.
“Well, it’s not a territorial dispute in the sense that any more than it would be a territorial dispute if the United States decided that it wanted to invade Canada or take over the Bahamas,” Rubio told Hewitt. “Just because someone claims something doesn’t mean it belongs to them.”
Rubio added that Russia’s end goal is to overthrow the Ukrainian government and rule the country, and he said the war should not be compared to other conflicts or territorial disputes settled with treaties or peace agreements.
“So, it’s really more of a desire to dominate their neighbor, have them as part of their sphere of influence, not so much of it about the land,” Rubio said.
Republican presidential hopeful Nikki Haley also took a swipe at DeSantis Tuesday, accusing the Florida governor of “copying” former President Donald Trump’s stance on Ukraine and mirroring the e-commander in chief in other ways as well.
“President Trump is right when he says Gov. DeSantis is copying him — first in his style, then on entitlement reform, and now on Ukraine,” Haley, who served as Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations, said in a statement.
“I have a different style than President Trump, and while I agree with him on most policies, I do not on those. Republicans deserve a choice, not an echo,” Haley added, explaining that “America is far better off with a Ukrainian victory than a Russian victory.”
Same thing with China-Taiwan – it’s a secret mystery. Something something “strategic interests.”
Former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wy.) accused DeSantis of “weakness” Tuesday and of having “forgotten the lessons of Ronald Reagan” in her pointed criticism of his remarks on the Ukraine war.
“The Ukrainian people are fighting for their freedom,” Cheney told the New York Times. “Surrendering to Putin and refusing to defend freedom makes America less safe.
“Weakness is provocative and American officials who advocate this type of weakness are Putin’s greatest weapon,” she added. “Abandoning Ukraine would make broader conflict, including with China and other American adversaries, more likely.”
Why would Cheney ever comment on anything? She’s the single most hated figure in the GOP, and considered a traitor to America for what she did to the 1/6 patriots. The only conceivable reason that she would speak out against any Republican would be to make them more popular.
And indeed: she would certainly prefer DeSantis to Trump. At least DeSantis is an extreme warmonger and Jew-lover, even if he is claiming to be opposed to the Ukraine war now.
A day after DeSantis’ provocative comments, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a staunch supporter of the US providing military aid to Ukraine, tweeted, “When it comes to Putin, you either pay now or pay later.”
“Giving in to Putin in Ukraine, in terms of American national security interests, is Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan on steroids,” Graham argued.
What does that mean?
No one knows. It’s focus-grouped buzz language.
Obviously, I agree with DeSantis on the opposition to the Ukraine war. But I don’t agree that we should go to war with China instead. It’s similar to how I agree with DeSantis that kindergarten children shouldn’t be taught to become trannies, but disagree that this tranny indoctrination should start as soon as they enter the fourth grade.
What’s more: DeSantis wouldn’t actually end the Ukraine war on his own as president. He would do it if the think tanks said we need the money for the China war.
I’m so exhausted by all of this. I don’t even want to write about it anymore.
I really just hope everyone dies.