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Mitch McConnell and Susan Collins make a surprise visit to Kyiv News

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u/darkchalice May 14 '22 Wholesome

Gosh I hope poor Susan doesn't see any chalk messages on the ground written by Ukrainian children while there.

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u/nmesunimportnt May 14 '22

Well, she just released a statement saying that little Volochka Putin has learned his lesson and there’s no reason to continue to assist Ukraine. /s

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u/darkchalice May 14 '22

The sad part is I could honestly see her doing something akin to this down the road.

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u/nmesunimportnt May 14 '22

Yeah, I realized as I composed the comment that I would DEFINITELY need sarcasm tags or people might think it was real.

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u/glasshoarder May 14 '22

Unfortunately reality and the onion overlap now.

And it's a reverse Venn diagram where the onion is a more desirable outcome...

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u/steno_light May 14 '22

“Russia invaded your country, killed thousands of your citizens, destroyed your economy, and forced millions of your citizens to leave. Some people came to my house and drew on my sidewalk with chalk. I completely understand what you’re going through”

-Susan Collins.

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u/crydefiance May 14 '22

"Putin has learned his lesson."

-Susan Collins

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u/GregTrompeLeMond May 14 '22

"My nickname is Moscow Mitch. Please don't tell anyone why they call me that."

-Mitch McConnell.

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u/TwelveTwelfths May 15 '22

First day since the war began that Kyiv wasn't shelled, right?

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u/AllThePugs USA May 14 '22

Mitch has to walk in front of her with a bottle of water incase theres any messages in chalk.

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u/Nightshade_Ranch May 14 '22

Mitch needs that water for his terrarium.

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u/basicfffbitch May 14 '22

I nearly had a coughing fit from reading that. Lmao well done, my friend.

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u/AllThePugs USA May 14 '22

Lol, I just snorted while in my breakroom, thank you

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u/nodnodwinkwink May 14 '22

You really gotta get that coke habit under control. I hope you brought enough for everyone at least!

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u/Cobek May 14 '22

I hope she comes back to the whole road covered in chalk now

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u/Endarkend May 14 '22

Nah, in Ukraine it's in blood, something she actually loves.

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u/Yourbubblestink May 14 '22

Hop scotchers and 10 year olds beware - Susan Collins is more afraid of your chalk drawings than she is of an insurrection at the Capitol.

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u/Adam-West May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy

God Zelensky must be bored to fuck of all these celebrities and politicians showing their face just for brownie points back in their home countries. I feel bad he has to humour them all just to secure the funding/military gear that he so desperately needs.

Edit: great comment by u/Hassanofthestory below destroying my original comment

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u/percydaman May 14 '22

I agree. But honestly, he's probably used to it by now. He's been having to beg, plead, and cajole and do whatever it takes to get what his country needs since this whole thing started. Sitting down and listening to some asshats bloviate and take a photo with them, is probably on the easier side of things he's had to do.

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u/MeatyThor May 14 '22

And before the war he had a hard time getting anyone to believe or listen or give a large amounts of support. So I think perhaps now he's just happy to be able to get what his country needs, politics are politics, but if they're signing checks and shipping weapons, that's easy enough game to play

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u/wil May 14 '22

And before the war he had a hard time getting anyone to believe or listen or give a large amounts of support.

Including the people who went there for this photo-op.

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u/MiserableMastodon4 May 14 '22

Exactly. In February Moscow Mitch was going around distributing GOPutin’s talking points about Hunter Biden’s laptop, Nazis in Ukraine, and that Biden was lying about the imminent invasion.

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u/Skud_NZ May 14 '22

Does this mean we can't call him Moscow Mitch anymore?

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u/Cockanarchy May 14 '22

Did he vote to acquit the guy who withheld half a billion in US taxpayer aid meant to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia in order to get Zelesnki to announce an investigation into his political rivals? (Ie seeking, once again, foreign help in US elections?) Yes and yes.

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u/Vas1le Moldova May 14 '22

Yes we can :P

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u/Hiero808 May 14 '22

Turtle man still votes against the American people

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u/applestem May 14 '22

He’s still a Russian asset.

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u/MyPeepeeFeelsSilly May 14 '22

A Russian Ass Hat, you say?

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u/LifesATripofGrifts May 15 '22

And a turtle 🐢

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u/DenimGopnik May 14 '22

"A photo-op doth not change a man" -shakespeare or something

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u/TowelCarryingTourist May 15 '22

Fairly sure that was based on one of Socrates' quotes. Shakespeare was openly great at building on the work of others.

'Forsake upcycling at thine peril' - Shakespeare

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u/DeificClusterfuck May 14 '22

Moscow Mitch, Putin's bitch

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u/the_post_of_tom_joad May 14 '22

Tar him, feather him, dump him in a ditch

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u/QuarterBackground May 14 '22

Moscow Mitch. There. I said it.

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u/GoodShitBrain May 14 '22

And the fact that their party is super anti-democratic (ie, voter suppression, abortion rights, the coup)

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u/PepperMill_NA May 14 '22

Do you remember when Donald Trump was impeached for withholding 400 million dollars from the Ukraine? That 400 million was promised because some people listened and believed.

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u/MeatyThor May 14 '22

It's true and I don't mean to poop on efforts of those who cared and those that did something, that wasn't my intention. Just more the thought of him being able to entertain these leaders in his capital city can't really be that bad considering the past 8 years of challenges.

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u/johnparkher May 14 '22

Don’t go too far, plenty of American and Canadian military were in Ukraine doing training and advising. That counts for something.

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u/Several-Ad9115 May 14 '22

Take my upvote for using bloviate, such a fantastic word

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u/Ok_Pie_6660 May 14 '22

And asshats

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u/aea1987 May 14 '22

I second this and upvite

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u/percydaman May 14 '22

Lol. Is it ironic I remember learning the word from no less than Bill O' Reilly?

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u/Swaption20 May 14 '22

The bill oreilly who bloviated about other people lacking family values while he sexually harassed his staff? That bill oreilly?

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u/co-wurker May 14 '22

You just ruined the moment for me.

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u/percydaman May 14 '22

Reddit: taking the good with the bad since 2005.

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u/QuincyPeck May 14 '22 Helpful

That’s the Facts of Life.

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u/Retr0gasm May 14 '22

Not only Zelensky, but the entirety of Ukraine has played the PR game to a T. The drone footage, the documenting of war crimes, the speeches in the UN, the fucking tick toks of the average soldier walking around the wreckage of russian tanks. They simply refuse to let anyone look away from this, and it has certainly helped with the unprecedented unity among the nations of the west in aiding them. It certainly helps them to stay in the minds of the people, reddit being a perfect example.

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u/ArtShare May 14 '22

plus TikToks of Ukrainian soldiers feeding and caring for homeless cats and dogs after reports of ruZZian orKs killing cats and dogs for fun... easy PR win! ruZZians are figuratively shooting themselves in the foot.

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u/applestem May 14 '22

Remember that Biden and his team in conjunction with the intelligence agencies also made sure Russia wasn’t going to sneak in without anyone noticing. Then, using diplomatic skills, coordinating the nation to respond in unity. Goes to show what competence in the Executive branch can accomplish.

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u/ArsenicAndRoses May 15 '22

Yes! I was surprised and impressed by that, a smooth bit of handling. Sad that we're in the place where competence is a surprise, but hey, at this point I'm happy with what little good news I hear.

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u/Islandgirl1444 May 14 '22

Also proving that the people of Ukraine have balls of steel! The farmers! The ones who stayed behind in Mariupol are showing the world that all they needed was a leader!

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u/bespectacledbengal May 14 '22

What are the odds that Moscow Mitch only went so he could give away Zelensky’s location to Russia?

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u/MendocinoReader May 14 '22

Yeah …. Put away the sensitive papers when he enters the office ….

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u/Boner-Death May 14 '22

I'm pretty sure he'd rather have coffee and ignore Bitch McTurtleneck than read through casualty reports. I'm not saying he's disaffected but shit like that can keep a sane person up for many nights.

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u/percydaman May 14 '22

That look on his face agrees. He knows who was in charge of republican politics when Trump tried to blackmail him.

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u/VOZ1 May 14 '22

He handled Trump’s attempted extortion pretty well, he didn’t get caught up in it at all. His only interest has been defending his country, and I think he’s done a pretty damned good job at walking a fine line.

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u/Ignash3D Lithuania May 14 '22

If Ukrainians not going to put his face on Hryvnas or Ukrainian Euro, I don't know what people are doing.

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u/percydaman May 14 '22

They should do a limited ruble run, even if it's just fake. I'd want one of those.

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u/Spread_Liberally May 14 '22

You know, that's a great idea. They would probably be more valuable than a real Russian ruble.

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u/mere_iguana May 14 '22

This man is going in the history books. And not just Ukrainian ones. The man who laid Russia bare, and inspired the world to fight for freedom. Global geopolitics are forever changed (hopefully for the better) because of his leadership.

Plus, the dude is pretty humble. It would not surprise me if he refused that kind of thing. "Honor our heroes instead"

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u/Ignash3D Lithuania May 14 '22

I really want Ukrainian Heroes Euro bills too!

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u/mere_iguana May 14 '22

definitely. And just go ahead and put Patron on anything and everything, I'll buy it. shut up and take my money!

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u/Messijoes18 May 14 '22

Absolutely. I feel like he would say if his soldiers can die for their country then he can die inside a little each time these d-bags show up; as long as it might help

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u/HassanOfTheStory May 14 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Take My Energy Starry Wearing is Caring Vibing

No, these are very important trips that have real world strategic and political implications.

Having high-ranking heads of state visit the capitol of a nation at war does a few things. It increases the host-states political capital in strategic and diplomatic negotiations with mid level or peripheral nations, especially energy-rich nations with split interests such as the Arab nations. Ukraine wants nations to take its side in trade, security, and pretty any other field, and those nations have a lot to lose if the back the wrong side.

Seeing multiple high level delegations from the US, Britain, France, and Germany reassures geopolitically important yet weaker nations like Egypt, Nigeria, Brazil, and India that backing Ukraine is a relatively low risk move, since they are obviously the stronger side.

Second, it has a powerful morale impact for the population of the warring nation. Seeing hard photo evidence that the Great Powers have your back is a huge motivator to keep hitting hard. Battling for one’s homeland drives heroes to action, but having the backing of the World keeps despair at bay.

And not to mention that every time they show up, it provides face to face audience time for the Ukrainian Government to lobby; what ideas Nancy Pelosi seemed iffy about, Jill Biden might like. What proposals the Democrats are too dovish for, the Republicans might push.

So Zelenskyy definitely wants them there.

Lastly, these politicians are doing more than just trying to score political points by being there.

Contrary to popular perception, the American public do not entirely steer the performances of their politicians. We almost always believe what our personal favorite politicians tell us to believe, and we almost always reject what our personal most hated politicians do. There is a feedback cycle, but data suggests that by and large we believe what the politicians tell us to believe.

This means that if there is an issue which both sides agree on, then they will do everything they can to tell us what we should think.

Mitch the Bitch is not saying “look at me, I’m supporting the same thing you support, like me plz”. He’s saying “To those millions of you who support and follow me, we support Ukraine. Get on board and act accordingly”.

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u/zzzzxxxxeeee May 14 '22

This guy geopolitics.

I might add that the US will tell Russia we have VIPs entering the region and you better back off. And they do. That alone puts Russia in their place.

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u/HassanOfTheStory May 14 '22

Yup, I didn’t even touch on how these trips impact Russia, because that’s a huge topic in and of itself.

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u/Juan_Kagawa May 14 '22

No "errant" or "accidental" missile strikes are happening when Zelenskyy has guests.

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u/HighlighterFTW May 14 '22

Can you imagine what would happen if an errant missile splashed a US senator? Or the First Lady?

Russia definitely is not launching anything near Kyiv when US politicians visit.

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u/isIaDevYet May 15 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

I can't, but I'm willing to sacrifice Mitch to find out

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u/sgfreak711 May 15 '22

I'd send a fruit basket as a thank you.

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u/Original_Wall_3690 May 15 '22

I don't need to imagine because I'm pretty sure I know what would happen, but I'm still willing to sacrifice Bitch Mitch... you know, just to make sure.

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u/WolvenHunter1 May 15 '22

The Soviets killed a US Representatives and all they did was deny that they shot down a passenger aircraft

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u/Reddit_Lore May 15 '22

In this situation, it would be pretty hard for them to deny it lol

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u/Bobone2121 May 14 '22

If Russia could Kill Zelenskyy with a missile strike they would have already done so.

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u/MWinbne May 15 '22

Can you please? I really like your well considered and worded reply above. This kind of discourse makes the world a better place by sharing ideas. You changed my mind with your post, but I will continue to despise these two.

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u/mrbulldops428 May 14 '22

I'd love to read what you have to say about that though.

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u/socialistrob May 14 '22

Plus having both Nancy Pelosi and McConnell visit Kyiv is a subtle way of indicating strong bipartisan support. If Putin was hoping that the GOP would win the midterms and end the aid then having McConnell go shows that’s not the case. Whatever happens in the midterms Ukraine can count on the US. That’s important.

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u/MrFluxed May 14 '22

They also can't lose a foreign asset like Mitch

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u/zzzzxxxxeeee May 14 '22

That’s the UN. Let’s see them try to fire something while Moscow Mitch is there.

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u/ABigSoftE May 14 '22

𐑐𐑤𐑳𐑕 𐑞𐑺'𐑟 𐑞 𐑨𐑛𐑧𐑛 𐑚𐑧𐑯𐑧𐑓𐑦𐑑 𐑝 𐑟𐑧𐑤𐑧𐑯𐑕𐑒𐑰 𐑒𐑪𐑯𐑕𐑑𐑧𐑯𐑑𐑤𐑰 𐑣𐑨𐑝𐑰𐑙𐑜 𐑩 𐑢𐑭𐑒𐑰𐑙𐑜 𐑸𐑑𐑦𐑒𐑩𐑤 5 𐑗𐑮𐑦𐑜𐑼 𐑼𐑬𐑯𐑛 𐑣𐑦𐑥 𐑭𐑤 𐑞 𐑑𐑲𐑥 𐑢𐑦𐑞 𐑭𐑤 𐑞𐑰𐑟 𐑯𐑱𐑑𐑴 𐑥𐑧𐑥𐑚𐑼 𐑤𐑰𐑛𐑼𐑟 𐑚𐑰𐑰𐑙𐑜 𐑢𐑦𐑞𐑦𐑯 𐑞 𐑚𐑤𐑨𐑕𐑑 𐑮𐑱𐑛𐑰𐑳𐑕 𐑢𐑧𐑯𐑧𐑝𐑼 𐑣𐑰'𐑟 𐑦𐑯 𐑩𐑕𐑨𐑕𐑦𐑯𐑱𐑑𐑰𐑙𐑜 𐑮𐑱𐑙𐑡. 𐑰𐑝𐑧𐑯 𐑞 𐑯𐑺𐑰𐑧𐑕𐑑 𐑕𐑒𐑮𐑱𐑐𐑑 𐑯𐑰 𐑡𐑳𐑥𐑐𐑰𐑙𐑜 𐑬𐑑 𐑝 𐑞 𐑢𐑱 𐑝 𐑩 𐑕𐑯𐑲𐑐𐑼 𐑚𐑳𐑤𐑧𐑑 𐑢𐑳𐑛 𐑚𐑰 𐑡𐑳𐑕𐑑𐑦𐑓𐑦𐑒𐑱𐑖𐑩𐑯 𐑧𐑯𐑳𐑓 𐑓 𐑕𐑩𐑥 𐑥𐑧𐑥𐑚𐑼𐑟 𐑑 𐑐𐑮𐑧𐑕 𐑞 "𐑮𐑳𐑖𐑩'𐑟 𐑜𐑩𐑯𐑩 𐑓𐑲𐑯𐑛 𐑬𐑑 𐑢𐑲 𐑩𐑥𐑺𐑦𐑒𐑧𐑯𐑟 𐑛𐑴𐑯'𐑑 𐑣𐑨𐑝 𐑣𐑧𐑤𐑔𐑒𐑺" 𐑚𐑳𐑑𐑩𐑯.

Plus there's the added benefit of Zelensky constantly having a walking article 5 trigger around him at all times with all these NATO member leaders being within the blast radius whenever he's in assassinating range. Even the narriest scraped knee jumping out of the way of a sniper bullet would be justification enough for some members to press the "Russia's gonna find out why Americans don't have healthcare" button.

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u/HassanOfTheStory May 14 '22

Not gonna lie, as an American I fucking love that line. Find out why we don’t have healthcare

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u/ABigSoftE May 14 '22

𐑦𐑑'𐑕 𐑓𐑳𐑯𐑰 '𐑒𐑷𐑟 𐑦𐑑'𐑕 𐑗𐑮𐑵 𐑯 𐑛𐑧𐑐𐑮𐑧𐑕𐑰𐑙𐑜! :'D

It's funny 'cause it's true and depressing! :'D

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u/UltimateKane99 May 15 '22

Interestingly, US Healthcare is something around $3.9 trillion while US military spending is at a "mere" $700 billion, so US Healthcare dwarfs its military by a wide margin, i.e. 5 or 6:1.

Still, that's a pretty funny line, I honestly love to hear it at times like these!

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u/TrainFan May 15 '22 edited May 15 '22

what the heck is this

EDIT: Apparently it's this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shavian_alphabet

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u/bombswell May 15 '22

I was thinking wow Ukrainian looks different than I remember?? Nope it's an alternative English alphabet by the author of Pygmalion, duh!

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u/armchairdetective May 14 '22

Exactly.

Just to add to this, the appearance by Zelenskyy at the Grammys was also important.

People were disparaging about Schumer's idea of having him appear at the Oscars. But, actually, it is really important to keep in the public eye in this way.

No one knows this better than the man himself (witness his use of social media and the careful curation of his image and message when he addresses different audiences).

He has been keenly aware that if he could not keep the conflict on the front pages around the world, that there was a real risk that "allies" would complain loudly but do little.

His use of these strategies has pushed world leaders (in particular, the UK and EU member states) into doing things that they would never have imaged agreeing to three months ago.

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u/substandardgaussian May 15 '22

(witness his use of social media and the careful curation of his image and message when he addresses different audiences)

Literally grandmaster speechcraft. I've listened to him address multiple parliaments; he always understands who he is talking to and has a concrete plan for "getting through" to them.

What strikes me about the overall Ukrainian diplomatic strategy, exemplified by Zelenskyy and his team, is to identify concrete actions, concrete aid, or concrete results (which will then require concrete actions or concrete aid to accomplish). He seems to refuse to leave a room with a foreign politician without getting something real out of them.

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u/windcape May 14 '22

For a former comedian he's really nailing the statecraft - more senior politicians have had much less success. There'll be some seriously envious heads of state around the world that wish they had as much political pull.

He'll be a case study for decades, I wouldn't be surprised if political science students will have him as mandatory reading in some years from now.

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u/pryoslice May 15 '22

I hope learning to play piano with your dick will a popular elective for political science majors.

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u/hello-cthulhu May 14 '22

For me, he'll always be "Cocaine Mitch"; but I'll also take "the Turtle."

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u/intergalactagogue May 14 '22

John Stewart has permanently engrained the turtle image into my mental association with Mitch.

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u/Kharax82 May 14 '22

Wait diplomacy isn’t just tweeting harsh words at people on twitter?!

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u/stilldebugging May 14 '22

To be fair, Ukraine has used twitter and other social media to its diplomatic advantage very well. I think the headache chart meme posted from the official account back in (iirc) December brought wider attention to lots of people.

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u/Chib_le_Beef May 14 '22

Only if you're cranky from bone spurs

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u/24722132 May 14 '22

'Always keep your powder dry and your options open' as some folk say in England.. He's showing great leadership..Top man!

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u/Speculawyer May 14 '22

As long as they provide weapons, he's happy to do it.

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u/Wooow675 May 14 '22

Kind of the job of the president, I’m sure he’s fine.

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u/Wea_boo_Jones May 14 '22

You severely misunderstand how big of a deal it is that the two of the most powerful Republican senators just visited Kiev. They are in direct opposition to Joe Biden and basically hate his guts but they are showing that the war in Ukraine presents a bilateral political front from the US. This is basically signaling that whoever wins the coming elections in the US they won't alter their course on this issue.

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u/ImperialxWarlord May 14 '22

Maybe, but these people have massive Influence and can change the minds of millions and get funding and weapons and all kinds of support. He may not enjoy it but he’ll definitely enjoy what he gets out of it.

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u/SeattleSinBin May 14 '22

He likely thinking, but this gets me one more javelin, I’m here for it.

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u/DrJupeman May 14 '22

I don’t think so. I received an email invite to a session with universities in the USA. He is working the propaganda support campaign hard and effectively.

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u/demotivater May 14 '22

I think a photo op is worth 40+ billion dollars.

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u/mary_emeritus May 14 '22 Wholesome

Only if Rand Paul approves

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u/CA_vv May 14 '22

Rand can’t do anything to keep it from passing. Beat he could do is delay by 3-5 business days

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u/earlymorningdiarrhea May 14 '22

Well the US has just given them billions in military aid and Mitch McConnell is instrumental in making sure all of that goes smoothly and continues to be funded. I don't think it's necessarily all about brownie points so much as it sends a message to Russia, that the United States is whole heartedly behind the Ukrainian war effort to push Russia out of it's borders. It's not like Mitch and Susan just rolled up to take a picture with him, they went to see how the military aid is being spent, and to send a message of solidarity with Ukraine. It also shows how weak Russia actually is when world leaders are able to funnel into Ukraine like this. It's great to see, and I'm sure Zelensky is appreciative.

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u/KateSommer May 14 '22

At least his acting career was great training for this.

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u/viva1992 May 14 '22

To be fair, he’s definitely not tired of all the money these politicians are sending his way. The least he can do is a photo op to show his appreciation

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u/Rabbitdraws May 14 '22

imagine having to meet fucking pos mitch. Now imagine not having a choice on the matter.

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u/mary_emeritus May 14 '22

Zelenskyy is not looking his usual welcoming self, is he

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u/stinkbugsinfest May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22 Silver

Yeah because these are the people that supported Donald when he was shaking down Zelenski for fake info on hunter biden. Zelinsky didn’t capitulate and Ukraine didn’t get arms. Arms that would have greatly helped at the beginning of the war.

So yeah he knows exactly who he is dealing with.

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u/Islandgirl1444 May 14 '22

Yeah particularly Susan Collins. How she can show her face in Ukraine!

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u/dzastrus May 14 '22

She can't feel welcome in Maine this weekend.

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u/Vladimer_Trump May 14 '22

will moskow mitch be visiting putin next?

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u/Ambermarie808 May 14 '22

Hopefully this means McConnell is going to do the same thing to Rand Paul that McCarthy is doing to Madison Cawthorn for acting against the Republican Party.

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u/Distinct-Most-7739 May 14 '22 Gold

Mitch McConnell has nick name MoscowMitch… His wife is Chinese communist party spy. Zelenskyy should not talk too much in this meeting

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u/LaserGuidedPolarBear May 14 '22 Gold

Mitch fought to drop sanctions on Russia and after he succeeded, Deripaskas company Rusal invested hundreds of millions of dollars into Kentucky.

McConnell leapt to the defense of Trump when he was impeached for essentially tried to extort Ukraine for personal benefit, using US aid to Ukraine as leverage.

McConnell is maybe the most cynical, mercenary, power-hungry person on the planet. I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him, and I have nothing at stake.

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u/Only_the_Tip May 14 '22

Fucking Moscow Mitch, shake his dumb turtle leg and get him the fuck out of Kiev ASAP before he can get GPS coords to send the Russians for missile strikes.

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u/AngryCockOfJustice Finland May 14 '22

He's the asshole who blocked medical support for 9/11 first responders. Fawk this guy.

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u/MeAndTheLampPost Netherlands May 14 '22

Shaking his hand, telling him nothing of importance except some well known platitudes - then hoping that $40B package will be approved. I doubt that Zelensky will tell anything of importance to this Piece of Shit. He is an actor. He knows his text. He can pretend.

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u/LaserGuidedPolarBear May 14 '22

Yeah, that is what we have to assume. He can't exactly tell McConnell to go suck Deripaskas dick and fuck off.

McConnell wants a photo op, give him one and keep the aid flowing as long as possible. Because there's a real chance the tap gets shut off if the GOP wins the midterms or Putins orange lapdog grifts his way into the Whitehouse again.

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u/HamburgTheHeretic May 14 '22

As a kentuckian, literally everyone i talk to doesnt understand how that turtle is still our senator. He has done nothing beneficial for the state let alone the country beyond making himself and his wife richer.

Then again i live in one of the only 2 blue counties in the entire backwards state.

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u/SpicyBoiledPeanut May 14 '22

I think Gerry and Mander have something to do with it.

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u/HamburgTheHeretic May 14 '22

Man i hate those two guys, should ban them or regulate them or smth

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u/cgludko May 14 '22 Wholesome

Looks like my best friend standing next to his father in law he hates/doesn’t respect at his sons baptism.

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u/New_Stats May 14 '22

His wife is Chinese communist party spy.

No she's not, she's an American who was born in Taiwan and is most definitely a capitalist. She's horribly corrupt and just awful for a whole host of different reasons but being a communist spy ain't one of them.

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u/joan_wilder May 14 '22

Don’t forget MTG.

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u/summalover May 14 '22

Moscow Mitch playing both sides again. Hats off to Zelensky for tolerating his BS for his country.

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u/moby323 May 14 '22

If he can betray his own country then he sure as hell won’t have a problem with betraying Ukraine.

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u/signedoutofyoutube May 14 '22

moscow mitch, took a wrong turn?

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u/EyeLikeTheStonk May 14 '22

I am surprised Moscow Mitch did not catch on fire instantly upon stepping foot on Ukraine's hallowed ground.

Moscow Mitch is guilty of allowing Trump to serve the interests of Putin for 4 years.

Moscow Mitch could have all stopped it, but he chose to vote against the impeachment, twice, and let Trump enable Putin.

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u/Ordinary-Estate-9913 May 14 '22

Moscow mitch is there to play politics. If Russia was winning he'd be getting photos with Putin. Its good that he's shoring up Republican support for Ukraine, but its also a cheap move to try rectify his parties support for Russia. Aaaargh. Anyone else's countries opposition party politicians been to Ukraine?

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u/fry_boiter May 14 '22

Yes, Germany (Friedrich Merz, CDU).

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u/Most-Bench6465 May 14 '22

It’s sad that his followers can be so easily duped but they wouldn’t be republicans then

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u/FckMitch May 14 '22

Moscow Mitch and his Oompa Loompa

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u/Sufficient_Fix6965 May 14 '22

Give Zelenskyy a medal for having to take this photo with a bunch of fake, traitorous and frankly pathetic group of people.

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u/LuckyandBrownie May 14 '22

I know Zelensky had to take them, because he needs the us support. But these assholes are the same ones that allowed trump to blackmail him and get away with it. They are blackmailing him all over again.

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u/rustyrazorblade May 14 '22

Extortion. Blackmail is when you threaten to make secret information public and demand something in return.

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u/aureanator May 15 '22

Robbery, because violence is already involved

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u/Worldly_Eagle4680 May 14 '22

Path of least resistance for Republicans and more awkward cringe photo ops for our poor Ze. Hasn’t he suffered enough?

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u/Sundae_Gurl May 14 '22

Every one of those senators voted to acquit the guy who blackmailed Zelensky for military aid.

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u/FlyingAce1015 May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

Some of the worst US politicians ever...

No wonder they wanted photo ops to look good back home.

President Zelensky doesn't look too pleased either with the situation.

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u/LegendaryWarriorPoet May 14 '22

Bring Rand Putin along!

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u/CapitalString May 14 '22

I hope he will be banned from visiting Ukraine Le Pen-style. What a massive asshole.

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u/dasunt May 14 '22

I hope he gets dropped in Mariupol.

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u/lifelemonlessons May 14 '22

Those people have suffered enough.

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u/Ca2Alaska May 14 '22

He was too busy getting new hair plugs.

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u/Napol3onS0l0 United States 🇺🇦 🇺🇸 May 14 '22 Bravo!

If muppets had dicks they would look like Rand Paul.

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u/gnudarve 🇺🇸 I stood with Ukraine before it was cool 🇺🇦 May 14 '22

What, are they trying to ban abortion in Ukraine now?

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u/Lost-Citron-1099 May 14 '22

He heard Russians were killing pregnant women and that the fetuses were dying in the process, aka abortion.

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u/Velenah111 May 14 '22

Lots of rape victims for them to blame.

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u/Screemi May 14 '22

I really don't like Mitch but this war is a bipartisan issue even in the us and reaches beyond borders of dislike!

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u/RightWingVisitor May 14 '22

Putin really has a way of bring everyone together doesn't he?

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u/ejpintar May 14 '22

No. We had Republicans vote against sending aid to Ukraine, Erdogan wants to prevent Finland and Sweden from joining NATO and Orban is against sanctions on Russia. Definitely not everyone.

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u/Maybe_Im_Not_Black 🇨🇦 May 14 '22

Didn't mitch support the withholding of Ukraines pre agreed funding that Trump tried to pocket..

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u/macronancer May 14 '22

Yeah no thats a different Mitch. Thats Mitch from the Paaaaast. That Mitch is gone. This is the new Mitch.

This is the new one that really wants to make you forget about the old Mitch.

But they are really the same.

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u/Maybe_Im_Not_Black 🇨🇦 May 14 '22

What did they call him? Moscow Mitch?

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u/Lysol3435 May 14 '22

Moscow Mitch, Putin’s bitch

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u/4dailyuseonly USA May 14 '22

I can't I just can't. Every republican in that picture refused to convict trump for extorting Zelenskyy for aid during the impeachment. And I'm worried those filth tried it again.

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u/DaBingeGirl May 14 '22

This. They should've convicted Trump for trying to blackmail Zelenskyy. Mitch is a huge part of why Ukraine didn't get more military aid and why it had to be fast-tracked when Russia just before the invasion.

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u/4dailyuseonly USA May 14 '22

I'm super worried they trying to extort Zelenskyy AGAIN for aid. I don't trust these people not to be completely disingenuous.

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u/voidspaceistrippy May 14 '22

Jokes on you. My mom is binge watching conservative media attacking all non-conservatives that are saying Ukraine is more important that America. You can't win in American politics.

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u/Bizzlebanger May 14 '22

My first thought is that he's spying for Putin..

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u/jw44724 May 14 '22

You are thinking of Rand Vladimirovich Paul

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u/987nevertry May 14 '22

A considerable number of Republicans are against the support of Ukraine (is Rand Paul bipartisan?). A lot of republicans supported the overthrow of the United States Government on 1/6. Like Trump, a lot of republican office holders owe a big debt to Putin’s dark money.

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u/CapitalString May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

Pelosi and McConnell have both traveled to Kyiv to meet Zelenskyy. MAGA loons must be absolutely livid right now lol.

UPD: Yes, they are. The GQP has already started its daily Ukraine hate cycle on Twitter led by MTG and other MAGA terrorists.

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u/Ambermarie808 May 14 '22

Trump put out a statement against sending money to Ukraine last night. Expect the GOP civil war to intensify. Especially with this visit from McConnell. I hope that McConnell can reclaim power of the majority of republicans and get the 40 billion passed.

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u/CapitalString May 14 '22

What a piece of shit. I cannot believe that there are still some people who have the gall to come on this sub and claim that Trump was pro-Ukraine. He has always been a Russian asset. There’s overwhelming evidence to support it. You would have to be an absolutely blind MAGA moron not to see his blatant anti-Ukraine bias.

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u/Gamesim4 May 14 '22

It's not about being blind, it's shear ignorance and ignoring facts to support a twisted view of the world and make themselves feel better.

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u/Enlighten_YourMind May 14 '22

Anyone claiming Trump was a friend of Ukraine is likely being payed to spread those lies, or has been misinformed by people who were being payed to misinform them 😉

The Russian disinformation bots were very real, I’ve spent years on this platform trying to fight them off with facts and logic lol. Thankfully, for some reason, the last couple of months there have been far less of them around…almost like their funding dried up and their bosses suddenly started dying/disappearing.

Slava Ukraini 🇺🇦🤝🇺🇸

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u/Sonofagun57 USA May 14 '22

Mitch McCuntell is a morally bankrupt waste of oxygen that was a consistent yes man of Trump when he got something in return.

That said, if Mitch sees a good opportunity to power grab at Trump's expense, he'd probably do it

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u/mickstep May 14 '22

Can you update me on the current Q narrative?

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u/Idea-Warm May 14 '22

Huff some paint and think it up by yourself.

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u/gnudarve 🇺🇸 I stood with Ukraine before it was cool 🇺🇦 May 14 '22

Junkies need their daily fix.

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u/Sportabout May 14 '22

Much confused

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u/Last_Jellyfish7717 May 14 '22

Oh, Turtle is here for photo op and I-didnt-expect-Trump-would-do-that Susan Collins

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u/SheridanVsLennier May 14 '22 Narwhal Salute

Susan is concerned.

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u/Mindzilla May 14 '22 Wholesome

The guy furthest right is absolutely fucking terrifying, for a member of government. They should just give him a bunch of meth and set him loose on the Russians, he looks like he'd snap them in half like a fucking toothpick.

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u/Osiris32 USA May 14 '22

No kidding, dude is a UNIT. John Cornyn is like 6'1", and that guy makes him look rather short and thin.

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u/CapitalString May 14 '22

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell led a delegation of Republican senators to Kyiv, where they met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Saturday in a previously unannounced visit.

Senators Susan Collins of Maine, John Barrasso of Wyoming and John Cornyn of Texas were with McConnell, according to a photograph released by Zelenskiy’s office.

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u/MinaFur May 14 '22

Stopped off for a quick photo shoot in their way to pay their last respects for their Moscow overlords? Believable.

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u/Pseudopod- May 14 '22

Two of the biggest fucking turds in American politics right now. What an absolute joke trying to pretend they actually give a fuck.

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u/MarlythAvantguarddog May 14 '22

Dear Ukraine. Keep them. They take Russian money.

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u/ExactlySorta May 14 '22

Poor Zelensky. I'm positive he has better things to do than be the meat in that asshole sandwich.

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u/velveteenelahrairah 🇬🇧 & 🇬🇷 May 14 '22

The "...ew, save me, fml" look on his face, poor guy. How many people have had that exact same expression when stuck having to deal with assholes they really don't like lol.

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u/Proglamer Lithuania May 14 '22

He's regretting turning down the meteorite excuse already! (anybody?)

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u/FreakyBee May 14 '22

LOL I understood this reference :)

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u/AllThePugs USA May 14 '22 edited May 14 '22

Wow, they found the time to go to Ukraine while destroying women's rights and voting rights, bravo. /s

Must be pretty awkward to stand next to the man who stood up to their hero Trump

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u/elderrion May 14 '22

Tell Moscow Mitch to keep his party in line if he's going to do photo-ops like this