I know I know charm is not the first thing that comes to mind when one looks at old Mitchy but I am talking about the gesture itself. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Putin for facilitating the process; I suspect/suggest that the GOP for once finally do the decent thing and give him honorary membership; it’s really about time, don’t you think?
But on a more serious note let me say this as a non-American/yet pro America; Putin & Russian meddling has never really been the main problem in U.S. politics simply because the GOP has become the enemy within; one as destructive – if not more so – than any form of foreign interference can manage to achieve. They’ve all but given up on conservative ideology to become political hackers waiting for a buck to drop from lobbyists & faceless influencers to scavenge what’s left of American Democracy – Puppets on a String so to speak (couldn’t resist making that link ;-)). There either needs to be another party that represents pragmatic conservative values or a genuine cleansing of the GOP to return to some form of normalcy of what it once stood for; perfection can never be achieved in any Democracy but at least putting the train back on the track could be an interesting proposition and a first step towards reform. Power in my humble opinion cannot be measured solely by the level of political support nor by stupid political posturing that achieves little/or nothing; rather it is about how effective representative of this ideology are able to compromise & deal with real issues rather than fabricated ones and maximise returns of the policy for the entire nation.
Politics my friends needs to change for good!