The Bulwark’s Tim Miller has a love letter to all of the Putin apologists out there, and he lays it out in a piece Thursday in which he exposes the worst Ukraine takes. He names some names, such as Candace Owens, Glenn Greenwald, and Tulsi Gabbard, but he wraps up this piece with this straw man:
If you believe this could be some sinister, NWO, Hunter-Biden military-industrial complex plot, [then] I’m asking you to log off Reddit, take a walk around the block, and consider why regular, everyday Ukrainians are either taking up arms to defend their country or fleeing in terror. These people need our help. So we must ignore the Russia apologists, and continue to do whatever we can to help.
Bill Kristol thought that last paragraph was pretty good as used it as a pull quote in his tweet promoting the piece.
“If you believe this could be some sinister, Hunter Biden plot, then consider why everyday Ukrainians are taking up arms to defend their country or fleeing in terror. These people need our help. So ignore the Russia apologists, and do what we can to help.”https://t.co/sn9qpGV13m
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) March 10, 2022
And by help you mean …
Depends on how one defines help.
— Daddio (@MusingDave) March 10, 2022
You served… when?
— Tom in FL (@thomasa56) March 10, 2022
looking forward to you and Tim hopping on a plane and picking up a rifle!
— SL8 (@OldManBody) March 10, 2022
— MJ Page (@MJPage5) March 10, 2022
There’s not a war that Bill Kristol wouldn’t want the US to be 100% involved in. Sad.
— Progressive Karen CRT Specialist (@FauciFan1) March 10, 2022
And constantly ridicules many of the boys he wants to die in it as uninformed idiots who don’t know what’s good for them
— The Whitest Seleucids You Know (@Thisway100) March 10, 2022
Bill you are welcome to fly your sorry ass to Ukraine and take up arms yourself. You didn’t do it for the Iraq War which you championed, so now’s your chance
— studhusky86 (@cheapbarbecue86) March 10, 2022
You’re so awesome & knowledgeable, grab your gear and jump on a plane to Ukraine. Lead the way.
— Mike (@_bled4dayz_) March 10, 2022
Bill, fly to Poland, jump across the border in Ukraine and pick up a gun.
— Bo Skipley (@BSkipley) March 10, 2022
What are YOU doing to help, Cap’n Bill?
Will you take up arms for once in your life? Or will you just propagandize from the safety of your sofa? 🤔 @KurtSchlichter
— Kira DeSantis-Zemmour 🇷🇺🇫🇷☮️ (@KiraSantis) March 10, 2022
Guys who never took up arms to defend their country seeking to bask in the courage of the guys who did. Again.
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) March 10, 2022
You’re a clown
— lori 🇺🇸🍊🍊🇺🇸 (@lori52993) March 10, 2022
Kristol and The Bulwark put all of their faith behind Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, so they must have their fingers crossed.
Bill Kristol and other blue-check ‘conservatives’ call out the official House Republicans Twitter account for ~checks notes~ mild criticism of President Biden https://t.co/itHHJawBn3
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 23, 2022