Bill O'Reilly interviewed Donald Trump and it aired right before the Super Bowl. Bill and Don wanted to glom onto the Super Bowl's ratings and steal some of it's thunder. They did. They really, really did. It was bigly. It was really, really bigly.
Don Donald told Bill that he "respected" Putin. When O'Reilly responded that Putin was a "killer", Donald dismissed the criticism and responded, "A lot of killers. We’ve got a lot of killers - what, you think our country’s so innocent?" Trump reminded O'Reilly about Iraq.
Yes, Don Donald argued that there was basically no difference between a totalitarian, Communist Russian state and the United States. I'll let that speak for itself. Everybody can draw their own conclusions.
What I want to focus on is the Republican Party. The undisputed head of the Republican Party, the Republican in Chief, the face of the Republican Party just showed the world how really bigly a tent the Republican Party has. The Republican Party not only has room for Putin and Russia, it also sees no difference between Putin and Russia and the United States.
I don't begin to comprehend all the implications of this. Does Don Donald plan to order hits on political opponents, reporters and dissenters? Does he plan to stay in power as long as he wants to? Is he going to start being photographed without his shirt? Is there deeper meaning to the Don's red cap and giant red tie? Are the red states really "Red" states?
Once again the press got it all wrong. The Republican Party has always accused the Democrats of being soft on Communism. The Republican Party has staked it's claim as the patriotic party.
Hell, in his inaugural address Trump said, "... we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another,