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According to the sourcelink, the president of Russia recently did a a TV interview in which he suggested that although he’d be open to working with either US presidential candidate, the Democrat Party is more closely ideologically aligned with Communism. Putin, of course, is a total commie, so naturally the fact that Democrats have swung so far left is good news for him.
Per the Newsweek article:
But Putin linked Biden to communist ideology during the interview. While Putin—a former party member, KGB colonel and intelligence operative—made the comparison in positive terms, his comment lines up with GOP talking points about the Biden-Kamala Harris ticket. Trump and his allies have tried to frame their opponents proposing a far-left, extremist platform dictated by the progressive wing of the Democratic Party.
“The Democratic Party is traditionally closer to the so-called liberal values, closer to social democratic ideas,” Putin said. “And it was from the social democratic environment that the Communist Party evolved.”
“After all, I was a member of the Soviet Communist Party for nearly 20 years” Putin added. “I was a rank-and-file member, but it can be said that I believed in the party’s ideas. I still like many of these left-wing values. Equality and fraternity. What is bad about them? In fact, they are akin to Christian values.”
“Yes, they are difficult to implement, but they are very attractive, nevertheless. In other words, this can be seen as an ideological basis for developing contacts with the Democratic representative.”
Putin even compared BLM to the Soviet Union’s 1930s effort to court the black vote.
Putin said Black Americans “constitute a stable electorate” in favor of the Democrats. “The Soviet Union also supported the African Americans’ movement for their legitimate rights,” he said.
“Back in the 1930s, Communist International leaders wrote that both black and white workers had a common enemy–imperialism and capitalism. They also wrote that these people could become the most effective group in the future revolutionary battle.”
“So, this is something that can be seen, to a degree, as common values, if not a unifying agent for us,” Putin said. “People of my generation remember a time when huge portraits of Angela Davis, a member of the U.S. Communist Party and an ardent fighter for the rights of African Americans, were on view around the Soviet Union.”
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Putin also seems excited about how much nicer Biden would be to him than Trump has been:
Putin also pointed out to Rossiya a specific arena where he would be ready to work with a Biden administration, despite the former vice president vowing to address Russian meddling and aggressive foreign policy—promises Putin described as “sharp anti-Russia rhetoric.”
“Candidate Biden has said openly that he was ready to extend the New START or to sign a new strategic offensive reductions treaty,” Putin said, referring to the landmark nuclear arms control accord that is due to lapse next year. “This is already a very significant element of our potential future cooperation.” The Trump administration has thus far refused offers to extend the deal, saying it wants China included in any new nuclear arms deals.
Huh. That’s so weird, because I keep getting told by leftists that Trump is basically Putin’s b*tch, and that they’re total homies and RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA.