Hi, @JohnCollins_KP

I can answer!🙋‍♀️

The modern Republican Party + Putin = True Love because have common goals.

For decades now, Russia has been “beckoning” to America’s far right wing, presenting Russia as the savior of white majority rule. (Timothy Snyder’s word)

1/ https://twitter.com/JohnCollins_KP/status/1372896023065034753
2/ This includes Russians infiltrating the NRA and helping radicalize the NRA as a right wing extremist group—but that’s for another post.

The GOP Russia love affair has been evident for some time.
3/ Remember when Tucker Carlson said the U.S. should “rethink America’s alliances.”
And when Sen. Rand Paul went to Moscow to “open lines of communication“? https://abcnews.go.com/International/sen-rand-paul-meets-russian-senators-moscow-invites/story?id=57057225
And when Guiliani attended a pro-Russia conference? https://thinkprogress.org/why-is-rudy-giuliani-scheduled-to-speak-alongside-a-sanctioned-russian-official-9133667cabbf/
5/ One more example because it's instructive.
Paul Hasson, they guy who planned to mass murder liberals, talked of “Looking to Russia with hopeful eyes . . .” https://www.scribd.com/document/400108811/Hasson-motion-for-Detention

Putin and the modern GOP want the same things.
They're soul mates❣️
6/ Putin would like:
💠Civil War in the U.S.
💠The U.S. to become a Russian style oligarchy

The GOP imitates Putin's tactics. He's their hero.

Putin entirely privatized the Russian government and put all wealth into the hands of a few white men.
9/ For the past several years we've been hit with such a tsunami of spectacle and crisis that people can't step back and assimilate what's going on.

That's Putin's method of governing, by the way. From @TimothyDSnyder: Create so much crisis that nobody can focus.
10/ What is happening is that Putin is leading the way toward the kind of society the Republicans want: An oligarchy in which government is privately owned and privately controlled by a few wealthy men.

Sometimes I think we're better off now that the GOP isn't trying to hide it.
I expanded this thread into a short video.

(Yes, I'm still out here camping in the desert. Great background, but some wind.)

Video is here:

I'll also put a transcription up as a blog post soon.
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