In the days after Russia attacked Ukraine, there was a lot of talk among Republicans that Russian President Vladimir Putin would not have invaded had Donald Trump still been president. Trump was so difficult to predict, so impulsive, so impetuous, the thinking went, that Putin would not have risked a massive U.S. response under Trump.

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  1. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    “Trump was so difficult to predict, so impulsive, so impetuous, the thinking went, that Putin would not have risked a massive U.S. response under Trump.”

    Or was it that he was actually quite predictable. You never had to guess what President Trump was thinking. He was one of the most transparent Presidents ever. You could trust he meant what he said even if you didn’t like what he said.

    In contrast, Biden doesn’t know what to think about an issue until the Teleprompter starts rolling. And even then you never know what’s going to come out of his lyin’ yap.

     

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  2. Taras Coolidge
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    @Taras

    How is replacing Marine embassy guards with Navy Seal embassy guards “hugely consequential”?  It’s American troops versus American troops!

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  3. Taras Coolidge
    Taras
    @Taras

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    “Trump was so difficult to predict, so impulsive, so impetuous, the thinking went, that Putin would not have risked a massive U.S. response under Trump.”

    Or was it that he was actually quite predictable. You never had to guess what President Trump was thinking. He was one of the most transparent Presidents ever. You could trust he meant what he said even if you didn’t like what he said.

    In contrast, Biden doesn’t know what to think about an issue until the Teleprompter starts rolling. And even then you never know what’s going to come out of his lyin’ yap.

     

    Ironically, that gives Biden “strategic unpredictability”. What his administration will do depends on how things fall out among White House staffers.  

    No Russian “Bidenologist” could ever hope to predict what the Biden administration will do.

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  4. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
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    Taras (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    “Trump was so difficult to predict, so impulsive, so impetuous, the thinking went, that Putin would not have risked a massive U.S. response under Trump.”

    Or was it that he was actually quite predictable. You never had to guess what President Trump was thinking. He was one of the most transparent Presidents ever. You could trust he meant what he said even if you didn’t like what he said.

    In contrast, Biden doesn’t know what to think about an issue until the Teleprompter starts rolling. And even then you never know what’s going to come out of his lyin’ yap.

    Ironically, that gives Biden “strategic unpredictability”.

    I don’t know how Putin feels about it, but it sure makes me nervous.

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  5. Justin Other Lawyer Coolidge
    Justin Other Lawyer
    @DouglasMyers

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    “Trump was so difficult to predict, so impulsive, so impetuous, the thinking went, that Putin would not have risked a massive U.S. response under Trump.”

    Or was it that he was actually quite predictable. You never had to guess what President Trump was thinking. He was one of the most transparent Presidents ever. You could trust he meant what he said even if you didn’t like what he said.

    In contrast, Biden doesn’t know what to think about an issue until the Teleprompter starts rolling. And even then you never know what’s going to come out of his lyin’ yap.

     

    I don’t necessarily disagree about unpredictability in the Biden administration, but I also think he’s predictable in the worst way–Russia knows there will be lots of talk and very little action because they know the Biden administration doesn’t want to be involved and, at bottom, believes that their “smart” “experts” can persuade the parties to find peace.  In other words, Russia has no fear of what the Biden administration might do, regardless of what that might do.

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  6. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
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    Justin Other Lawyer (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    “Trump was so difficult to predict, so impulsive, so impetuous, the thinking went, that Putin would not have risked a massive U.S. response under Trump.”

    Or was it that he was actually quite predictable. You never had to guess what President Trump was thinking. He was one of the most transparent Presidents ever. You could trust he meant what he said even if you didn’t like what he said.

    In contrast, Biden doesn’t know what to think about an issue until the Teleprompter starts rolling. And even then you never know what’s going to come out of his lyin’ yap.

     

    I don’t necessarily disagree about unpredictability in the Biden administration, but I also think he’s predictable in the worst way–Russia knows there will be lots of talk and very little action because they know the Biden administration doesn’t want to be involved and, at bottom, believes that their “smart” “experts” can persuade the parties to find peace.

    Huh? Nobody’s trying to find peace at all. This administration and the majority in congress have made it clear that they’ll accept nothing less than regime change in Russia, and they’ll fight to the last Ukrainian to make that happen.

     

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  7. Justin Other Lawyer Coolidge
    Justin Other Lawyer
    @DouglasMyers

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    Justin Other Lawyer (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    “Trump was so difficult to predict, so impulsive, so impetuous, the thinking went, that Putin would not have risked a massive U.S. response under Trump.”

    Or was it that he was actually quite predictable. You never had to guess what President Trump was thinking. He was one of the most transparent Presidents ever. You could trust he meant what he said even if you didn’t like what he said.

    In contrast, Biden doesn’t know what to think about an issue until the Teleprompter starts rolling. And even then you never know what’s going to come out of his lyin’ yap.

     

    I don’t necessarily disagree about unpredictability in the Biden administration, but I also think he’s predictable in the worst way–Russia knows there will be lots of talk and very little action because they know the Biden administration doesn’t want to be involved and, at bottom, believes that their “smart” “experts” can persuade the parties to find peace.

    Huh? Nobody’s trying to find peace at all. This administration and the majority in congress have made it clear that they’ll accept nothing less than regime change in Russia, and they’ll fight to the last Ukrainian to make that happen.

     

    What Biden might subjectively want is different from what the administration is willing to do. I think Putin knows the Biden administration really doesn’t want to be involved. 

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  8. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
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    Justin Other Lawyer (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    Justin Other Lawyer (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    “Trump was so difficult to predict, so impulsive, so impetuous, the thinking went, that Putin would not have risked a massive U.S. response under Trump.”

    Or was it that he was actually quite predictable. You never had to guess what President Trump was thinking. He was one of the most transparent Presidents ever. You could trust he meant what he said even if you didn’t like what he said.

    In contrast, Biden doesn’t know what to think about an issue until the Teleprompter starts rolling. And even then you never know what’s going to come out of his lyin’ yap.

     

    I don’t necessarily disagree about unpredictability in the Biden administration, but I also think he’s predictable in the worst way–Russia knows there will be lots of talk and very little action because they know the Biden administration doesn’t want to be involved and, at bottom, believes that their “smart” “experts” can persuade the parties to find peace.

    Huh? Nobody’s trying to find peace at all. This administration and the majority in congress have made it clear that they’ll accept nothing less than regime change in Russia, and they’ll fight to the last Ukrainian to make that happen.

    What Biden might subjectively want is different from what the administration is willing to do. I think Putin knows the Biden administration really doesn’t want to be involved.

    They sure have a funny way of demonstrating that.

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  9. Justin Other Lawyer Coolidge
    Justin Other Lawyer
    @DouglasMyers

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    Justin Other Lawyer (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    Justin Other Lawyer (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    “Trump was so difficult to predict, so impulsive, so impetuous, the thinking went, that Putin would not have risked a massive U.S. response under Trump.”

    Or was it that he was actually quite predictable. You never had to guess what President Trump was thinking. He was one of the most transparent Presidents ever. You could trust he meant what he said even if you didn’t like what he said.

    In contrast, Biden doesn’t know what to think about an issue until the Teleprompter starts rolling. And even then you never know what’s going to come out of his lyin’ yap.

     

    I don’t necessarily disagree about unpredictability in the Biden administration, but I also think he’s predictable in the worst way–Russia knows there will be lots of talk and very little action because they know the Biden administration doesn’t want to be involved and, at bottom, believes that their “smart” “experts” can persuade the parties to find peace.

    Huh? Nobody’s trying to find peace at all. This administration and the majority in congress have made it clear that they’ll accept nothing less than regime change in Russia, and they’ll fight to the last Ukrainian to make that happen.

    What Biden might subjectively want is different from what the administration is willing to do. I think Putin knows the Biden administration really doesn’t want to be involved.

    They sure have a funny way of demonstrating that.

    I should have been more clear. Putin’s decision to invade was based upon the calculation that the Biden administration would respond only weakly, if at all. I think he totally miscalculated the response. 

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  10. DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Justin Other Lawyer (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    Justin Other Lawyer (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    Justin Other Lawyer (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    “Trump was so difficult to predict, so impulsive, so impetuous, the thinking went, that Putin would not have risked a massive U.S. response under Trump.”

    Or was it that he was actually quite predictable. You never had to guess what President Trump was thinking. He was one of the most transparent Presidents ever. You could trust he meant what he said even if you didn’t like what he said.

    In contrast, Biden doesn’t know what to think about an issue until the Teleprompter starts rolling. And even then you never know what’s going to come out of his lyin’ yap.

     

    I don’t necessarily disagree about unpredictability in the Biden administration, but I also think he’s predictable in the worst way–Russia knows there will be lots of talk and very little action because they know the Biden administration doesn’t want to be involved and, at bottom, believes that their “smart” “experts” can persuade the parties to find peace.

    Huh? Nobody’s trying to find peace at all. This administration and the majority in congress have made it clear that they’ll accept nothing less than regime change in Russia, and they’ll fight to the last Ukrainian to make that happen.

    What Biden might subjectively want is different from what the administration is willing to do. I think Putin knows the Biden administration really doesn’t want to be involved.

    They sure have a funny way of demonstrating that.

    I should have been more clear. Putin’s decision to invade was based upon the calculation that the Biden administration would respond only weakly, if at all. I think he totally miscalculated the response.

    As I said in another thread, Biden basically invited Putin to invade, and perhaps both were surprised by the Ukrainian response. They probably thought that Zelenskyy would flee, a(nother) puppet put in his place, and all would end quickly. Ukraine fighting threw off both their plans.

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  11. EDISONPARKS Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Unapologetic … (View Comment):

    “Trump was so difficult to predict, so impulsive, so impetuous, the thinking went, that Putin would not have risked a massive U.S. response under Trump.”

    Or was it that he was actually quite predictable. You never had to guess what President Trump was thinking. He was one of the most transparent Presidents ever. You could trust he meant what he said even if you didn’t like what he said.

    In contrast, Biden doesn’t know what to think about an issue until the Teleprompter starts rolling. And even then you never know what’s going to come out of his lyin’ yap.

     

    Then …..  after Biden makes some great proclamation, the Great Oz in “The White House”, as if “The White House” is somehow personified, “walks back”  whatever nonsense had just come out of Biden’s pie hole.

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