A recent survey and the GOP numbers for support for this person is dwindling…..
Less than half of Republicans have confidence in Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to “do the right thing regarding world affairs,” according to a new poll from the Pew Research Center that highlights the growing partisan divide over the war in Ukraine.
Only 44 percent of Republican respondents said they had confidence in Zelensky, while 71 percent of Democrats expressed support for the war-time leader — a 27 percent split between parties.
The divide held when respondents were asked if they held favorable views of Ukraine in general, with 52 percent of Republicans and 77 percent of Democrats saying they had a positive opinion of the country.
The survey joins a long list of recent polls showing that the Republican base is increasingly skeptical of U.S. policy toward Ukraine. Notably, the growing partisan divide appears to have had little effect on the policy preferences of GOP leaders in Congress.
While House Speaker Kevin McCarthy had signaled before the midterm elections that he would not support a “blank check” for Ukraine, he rolled back those remarks last week and pledged that the U.S. will continue its military assistance “as long as I am Speaker.”
But GOP presidential candidates have been more willing to express concerns about U.S. support for Kyiv. Former President Donald Trump said in January that the war was a “tragic waste of human life” and claimed that, if he was still in the White House, he would be able to rapidly negotiate an end to the conflict.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis — Trump’s leading challenger — has also expressed cautious skepticism about the value of backing Ukraine to the hilt and appeared to call for a ceasefire in April.
Poll: Less than half of Republicans have confidence in Zelensky
But I do not think the Zelensky has much to worry about for the arms industry owns the Congress and while support may be less now the blood letting will continue.
Besides the American people have this lust for blood and guts war (the indoctrination has become complete)…
For various reasons, America’s ruling class has a great love of war, even as America’s non-ruling-classes have a general indifference to it, as long as its destructiveness is kept overseas and out of sight.
It’s strange indeed that we have such faith in war: such faith in destruction as being progressive. Americans are a hyper-aggressive and trigger-happy bunch, quick to anger, slow to think. Fear, anger, and pride make us a menace to various peoples on the receiving end of American firepower, yet somehow we see ourselves as reasonable peacemakers. Such a mass delusion can only be sustained through massive propaganda, a “victory culture” if you will, supported by all those Hollywood war movies, TV shows featuring SEALs and the like, military pageantry at sporting events, and so on.
William Astore on America’s Faith in War
Besides some disinformation will be passed on to help the support grow…..like always it is glowing and bullsh*t.
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“lego ergo scribo”
3 thoughts on “Those Blanket Approvals”
In reference to: “Less than half of Republicans ” Let me say, “Less than half the republicans are mindless swine and I don’t care what they think …” and as to divisions in the parties, well that is just how america is right now …Let a russian bomb fall on an american city and I guaran-dam-tee you that attitudes would change faster than a cat can masturbate a mouse.
The bomb may do little harm since most cities are dying from political neglect. chuq
Most calls for ‘negotiations’ hinge around Ukraine giving up on Crimea, and also the 20% of the country currently occupied by Russia. I for one do not see Zelensky agreeing to that, and I am sure that the western politicians advocating that don’t either.
Best wishes, Pete.