The Democrats have been hyperventilating about Russia and Putin for weeks now. They’re trying to de-legitimize Trump’s win by making people think Russia is responsible for his election.
But Democrats have been trying to suck up to Russia and Putin for years.
The Washington Times reports:
Democrats decry Trump’s ties to Putin — after own Russia outreach fizzles
Liberals are condemning President-elect Donald Trump and his people for supposed links to Vladimir Putin, but there was a time when Democrats were ingratiating themselves to the autocratic Russian leader and his country’s money.
Former President Bill Clinton, for example, took $500,000 in speaking fees in 2010 from a Russian finance company run by former KGB spies closely tied to Mr. Putin, a former KGB officer. At the same time, Hillary Clinton, as secretary of state, was leading the way in urging U.S.-Russia business expansion, complete with an American high-tech delegation to Moscow and U.S. investments in Russian cyberskills.
“We are committed to broadening and deepening ties between our two economies,” she said in Moscow with then-Prime Minister Putin at her side.
But what was once a hallmark of President Obama’s foreign policy — an alliance with Mr. Putin — is over.
Democrats will keep using the Russia angle until it doesn’t work anymore. Then they’ll move onto something else, just as they have since the election.