"The #1 Structural Problem with U.S. Governance"
by Jacob Dreizin, The Dreizin Report (May 20, 2022)
• Ukraine war exposes EVERYTHING wrong with American politics
• …and here’s my solution!
• Donbass update
• Some belated May 9th festivities
• Dumber than dumb
• And other Twisted, Terrifying Tales of Evil and Depravity!
Ukraine war exposes EVERYTHING wrong with American governance
About the $40 billion in fresh U.S. aid to the Ukraine…
I laugh—like a big, condescending jerk—at people who complain now about it. Hahaha. This is so silly. Like Mr. T, “I pity the fool.”
The PROPER time to complain, is when this figure has risen to $70 or $80 billion.
Which it will surely do, by late summer, or early autumn at the latest, IMHO. This year, anyway.
What’s in the $40 billion? Of course, no one’s going to give that much cash to the Ukrainian funny farm, directly.
I have not read the bill, but intuitively, I know it’s mostly to compensate the U.S. Department of Defense for weapons donated to the Ukraine, as well as the cost of delivering them to the Ukraine (up to 14 NATO cargo flights per day into Poland), as well as compensating certain (mostly east European) NATO countries for their own donations, so they can buy new (mostly American) stuff as replacement.
It’s a big bonanza for the arms manufacturers.
Any direct economic assistance to the Ukraine will be just enough to barely hold up its pants, same as every year since 2014, when they began showing this donkey just enough carrot to keep it on its feet and shuffling in their direction, nothing more.
A more important question than “what’s the $40 billion for”…..
…..is why did Republican senators fly to Kiev a week ago, to kiss Saint Zelensky’s ring?
Of course, they did it to signal to their military-industrial campaign donors that they are “cool.”
You see, there’s not much money for Federal campaigns in (for example) Wyoming.
So, Senator Barrasso must go scrounging around with various national lobbies and interests whose voice means more than Wyoming’s. [emphasis added]
(We’ve seen the same with Dick Cheney’s lookalike son, Liz.)
For as long as an other-party challenger can raise money the same way, Wyoming’s incumbent senator(s) will always hear nationwide (or out-of-state) lobbies and interests, AT LEAST AS MUCH as they hear their own voters.
Surely, our Founding Slave-owners did not intend the peoples’ representatives from X state or district to merely hold down a seat for the national oligarchy, or for rich ideological donors on the coasts (but I repeat myself.)
But, that’s where we are.
Of course, Barrasso will vote for giveaways for Wyoming. But on any question where it’s not actually taking money out of their pockets…..
…..he will always ignore the wishes and moral interests of his constituents, if the price is right.
I’m sure most Wyoming republican voters (i.e. most Wyoming adults) would rather he say something about the 1/6 prisoners who are still rotting in jail without a court date, for mere trespassing (when the doors were open, anyway.)
But, you know, Barrasso must be “respectable” to national donors. He has a campaign to fund!
Texas senator John Cornyn also flew to Kiev, what a clown. In his time off from Washington, he should be camping on the Mexican border!
How does it look to his conservative voters, that this big bozo spends his “recess” flying to Kiev to shake hands with Saint Zelensky, instead?
We need a CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT to prohibit persons and entities with no genuine presence or operations in a given state, from donating money to campaigns in that state.
Am I exaggerating the problem?
In 2021 alone, Dick Cheney’s lookalike son raised $7 million for his 2022 reelection campaign—only $202,980 of it from Wyoming!
Don’t believe me? See it here.
Let’s be frank, this is an occupation regime. Wyoming’s (and it’s not just Wyoming) congressional seats are occupied, via outside money. Money that couldn’t give a crap about Wyoming.
Who needs that much money for a campaign in Wyoming???
It’s Wyoming. Population 581,000. Just rent a minibus and drive around, stop at gas stations and shake hands.
I could go on about JON OSSOFF and many, many, many others, but you get the picture.
The solution has to come from the states, because it won’t ever come from Congress—not to mention, Citizens United would likely prohibit such an act by Congress.
Russian VDV mobile infantry and Wagner mercenaries have advanced up to 15 kilometers west of Popasnaya…..
…..and have taken several towns or villages just east of Soledar, which sits on the one paved, continuous, Ukrainian-controlled main road into Lisichansk.
This road is now at risk. Russians are now as little as three kilometers from the road.
Close enough to fly short-range artillery spotter drones over it, 24/7.
Without this road, there will be no meaningful resupply for (or organized evacuation of) thousands of Ukrainian servicemen in the eastern part of the north Lugansk bulge.
The defense of this Ukrainian bulge ending at Severodonetsk-Lisichansk is crumbling.
The writing is on the wall. You now see why Uncle Sam was calling Russia for a ceasefire. Send more Javelins!!!