Perhaps the most obvious question one could ask when Democrats and their allies in the media began hyping the heavily-discredited “Russian collusion” narrative was why the former Soviet Union would choose the multi-billionaire capitalist and political outsider as the person to collude with. It didn’t make any sense then, and given how tough President Donald Trump has been on Russia since getting elected, it doesn’t make any more sense now.
There’s never been a single communist in the Republican Party, a fact that can’t be said about the Democrat Party, which shares at least some ideological overlap with them. The Party has moved miles to the left in recent decades, to the point where an open socialist like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is only the seventeenth most left-wing members of the House.
In an interview with state-owned Rossiya TV, Russian President Vladimir Putin made comments both positive and critical of President Donald Trump and Joe Biden, but made it clear that he has more ideological similarities with the Democrat Party, and that those shared values could form an “ideological basis” for a developed relationship between Russia and the U.S. if Biden is elected.
According to American Military News:
Putin… compared the two main presidential candidates in the U.S. and evaluated each candidate in terms of how Russia could work with them as president. He said despite some criticism of Russia, the Democratic Party holds values he identifies with as a former member of the Soviet Communist Party for 18 years.
“As for the Democratic candidate, what can I say? We can hear rather sharp anti-Russian rhetoric as well. Regrettably, we have become used to this,” Putin said. “But some things are worth mentioning. First, the Democratic Party is traditionally closer to the so-called liberal values, closer to Social Democratic ideas, if compared to Europe. And it was from the Social Democratic environment that the Communist Party evolved.”
“I was a member of the Soviet Communist Party for nearly 20 years, or more precisely 18 years,” Putin continued. “I was a rank-and-file member, but it can be said that I believed in the party’s ideas. I still like many of these left-wing values. Equality and fraternity. What is bad about them? In fact, they are akin to Christian values. Yes, they are difficult to implement, but they are very attractive, nevertheless. In other words, this can be seen as an ideological basis for developing contacts with the Democratic representative.”
Of course, the liberal media will completely ignore this story, yet continue cite any marginally positive comment Putin makes about Trump as proof of collusion.