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Brennan Bobbie

Would Americans, Republicans in Particular Vote a Convict as President?

by Brennan Bobbie

Republican voters are still asking if the majority of American supporters of Trump would vote for the former president, even if he has been convicted for several crimes? At present, Trump has been indicted for four criminal charges in different federal courts in different states. He is facing two trials, one in New York and another in Florida, while two others were filed in Iowa and New Hampshire.

Many do not believe that pro-Trump Americans can muster the number that will put Trump back in office at the White House. Senator Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana) who voted in favor of Trump’s removal from office for instigating the January 6, 2021 insurrection, believes it’s time for Trump to end his bid to run  as GOP presidential candidate in 2024.

Cassidy is not the only Republican who does not welcome the former president’s bid for candidacy as the Republican to run in the 2024 US presidential election.

Scott Jennings, a Republican campaign adviser pointed to the results of a poll recently conducted by Quinnipiac University. The poll showed that 59% of Republicans and 68% of all American voters believe that a person convicted of a crime should not be eligible to run for office as president.

Besides, it’s a possibility that will not materialize. Even if the majority of voters think Joe Biden has to be replaced, a conviction could turn the tide against Trump, because Americans will not vote for a convict as President of the US.

Why Putin’s Supporters Prefer to Turn a Blind Eye to the War in Ukraine

by Brennan Bobbie

As Russia’s acts of violence and aggression against Ukraine intensify, people in the West are surprised at the refusal of Putin’s supporters to face the truth. How Putin has been recognized and perceived by the Russian public over the years will help shed light on why millions of Russians do not react against the atrocities inflicted on the people of Ukraine – as they still believe their fate rests in the hands of this leader who led the country out of poverty more than two decades ago,

Scholars have found out that economic performance has been the constant driver of support for the Russian president. The public’s approval of Putin’s authoritarian leadership during his more than 20-year rule has been instrumental in bringing the country out of its economic collapse in 1990. Following the fall of the Soviet Union, the ex-KGB spy underpinned his popularity to the narrative that he has been responsible for the economic recovery and stability of the country.

To many of Putin’s supporters, financial wellbeing and staving off inflation rates are the practical factors dominating their perception of Putim. In fact, Putin’s public approval surged massively after the Russian government under Putin’s leadership was able to annex Crimea in 2014. Back then, governments in other countries did not deem it fit to intervene, while the people of Crimea couldn’t hold the resistance on their own.

As much of Putin’s support are founded on economic well being, many believe it will not take long before supporters will turn their backs on the Russian president. The western world has imposed sanctions that have been crippling Russia’s economy, while many of Russia’s talents and intellectuals have been leaving the country. It’s highly likely that the people’s pro war sentiments will erode over time .

Will Putin Face War Crimes?

Charges of war crimes are being prepared against Putin, while many of Russia’s military leaders have died in what was supposed to be a quick military operation. Even the soldiers in the field are not as enthusiastic about prolonging the battle as there are reports of suicide and mutiny taking place due to low morale among the soldiers.

Putin’s armed conflict againt Ukraine has escalated into a simple act of sowing terror by attacking hapless civilians, targetting hospitals, cultural and religious eidifices which many though are protected by the rules of engagement. How Putin plans to end the war he waged againt Ukraine is still not clear. US President Joe Biden though warned that Putin will no longer be allowed to stay in power.

Democrats Pass Resolution to Censure Republican Rep Gosar for Promoting Acts of Violence on AOC

by Brennan Bobbie

The House Democrats initiated a resolution to censure Rep. Paul Gosar after posting an edited anime clip that shows violence against Ocasio-Cortez and Biden. Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar posted the video on his Instagram and Twitter and has received backlash and people have been asking him to be expelled.

House Democrats have mentioned last Wednesday that such messaging can actually instigate violence, referencing the January 6 Capitol incident. They added how it is a global phenomenon that women in politics experience violence which disheartens them to participate in public life and seek jobs of authority. Moreover, those who are strongly affected by this phenomenon are mostly women of color.

According to California Democratic Representative Jackie Speier, what he did crossed the line which is why the resolution was introduced. House Speaker Nancy Pelocy also asked for the House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy to condemn them, and law enforcement and House Ethics Committee to look into Gosar’s actions.

Gosar Defends Anime Video as Symbolic of Fight Against America’s Immigration Policy

Gosar has already removed the video from his Twitter which is an edited clip from the anime “Attack on Titan” wherein the titans were killed by the protagonist. The titans were edited with Biden and Ocasio-Cortez’s face and with Gosar’s face on the protagonist.

In a statement, Gosar mentioned that his intention was not to support any harm or violence to any member of the Congress or to the president. He added that the video is supposed to symbolize their battle against the President’s economic package that includes immigration provisions which they are opposed to.

On the other hand, Gosar’s siblings doesn’t have the most positive judgements of their brother as six of them have advocated his Democratic opponent in a 2018 TV advertisement.