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Sunday, July 22, 2018

It Just Gets Better and Better

Andrei Kozyrev, Minister of Foreign Affairs under Boris Yeltsin:

"What is really dangerous to my mind, fundamentally,” he explained in a heavy accent, “is that it is the first time ever an American President offered to a Russian counterpart in his tweet, in Trump’s tweet, the new basis for relationship — the new basis for discussions. The basis is that America is to be blamed for its stupidity. That America is to be blamed for troubles in it’s relationships.”

“Putin cannot but rejoice in that. That is why my former deputy, Sergey Lavrov said it is much better than ‘super,'” he quipped. “That is the wrong foundation and I can’t believe it happens, that it is America to blame. Putin is saying for the kids that it is America that has to change its behavior all over the agenda.”

“The problem is not having normal or benign relations,” he advised. “But having relations based on the fact that it is all America’s fault, stupidity or whatever, and America has to correct it’s behavior. That really makes this an emergency situation to my mind. It is an emergency situation.”

Trump is so smart he knows everybody else is stupid, including U.S. Presidents going back to Washington.  His followers know they are smarter than everybody else to, which is why the "elites" are so stupid they don't realize how stupid they are.  America is to be blamed for its stupidity and troubles in its relationships because America has been run by elites who are stupid!

My only comfort is that Republicans now represent only about 30% of the electorate nationwide.

On the other hand, maybe America is to blame for some of its stupidity:
(If you think about that too long: that it was a hoax and Obama knew it but didn't investigate because he thought Hillary was going to win, you may find yourself answering questions like "How long is a piece of string?")


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