The White House knew that the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion into Ukraine last month was an important opportunity to try and keep the public interested and supportive of the effort.
Polls have been concerning.
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released a recent poll that found just 48 percent of Americans agree with providing aid to Ukraine, which is down 12 percent from May. (See “U.S. SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE WAR FALLING: ONLY 19 PERCENT HAVE CONFIDENCE IN BIDEN’S WAR STRATEGY,” 28 Feb 2023.)
A Pew Research Center poll also found that the number of Americans who believe the U.S. has given too much in the war effort increased from 7 percent in 2022 to 26 percent in January, according to The New York Times. The same poll found that there is a clear divide between political parties. Forty percent of Republicans believe too much has already been provided, which eclipses the 15 percent of Democrats who agree.
The paper also noted that a Fox News poll found 50 percent said U.S. support should be in place for “as long as it takes,” but 46 percent that there should be time limits. The Fox poll found that more Americans support President Joe Biden’s handling of the war—with 48 percent approval compared to 40 percent in August.
A Gallup poll released Friday found more Americans are not as interested in the U.S. taking the lead on international issues. Sixty-five percent of those polled believe Washington should stop playing World Police Officer, compared to 72 percent in 2017. The percentage is just one point above the all-time low in 2011. About 80 percent of Republicans favored a leading major role for the U.S. during the George W. Bush administration.
Once again, there is a political-party divide in the poll that was conducted from 1 February to 23 February. Just 61 percent of Republicans and independents believe the U.S. should play the leading role compared to 75 percent of Democrats. The poll found 10 percent of Republicans want complete isolationism and just 3 percent of Democrats agree.
TRENDPOST: We have noted that when politicians want to disparage a group, they label members “militants” or “far-right” extremists. Biden has defamed critics of U.S. support for Ukraine as blind Trump supporters. The Times noted that Biden lashed out after being asked about U.S. support.
“I’m not sure how many are asking that,” the president said. “I know the MAGA crowd is. The right-wing Republicans are talking about, we can’t do this. We find ourselves in a situation where the cost of walking away could be considerably higher than the cost of helping Ukraine maintain its independence.”
The Times also introduced Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene in its report as the “former QAnon adherent” to present her as an outcast despite her logical calls for accountability in Ukraine.
We have noted that there is only one political party in Washington: the War Party as all the so-called “left” have voted to send Ukraine well over $100 billion. And last week, the clown who calls himself a man of peace, Bernie Sanders who has backed numerous U.S. wars declared that the plantation workers of Slavelandia USA should keep sending Ukraine more money and weapons and that “The United States and our allies must impose severe sanctions on Vladimir Putin and his fellow oligarchs.”
Having sucked off the public tit his entire life, and while some 64 percent of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, Sanders said “The United States must also work closely with international partners to provide humanitarian relief for the Ukrainian people.”
In last week’s Trends Journal we also noted that Ukraine is considered the most corrupt country in Europe. (See “ZELENSKY’S CORRUPTION: IT’S THE UKRAINE WAY,” 28 Feb 2023.)