folks purport to be bewildered that some republicans seem to have switched around completely since the cold war and now appear pro-russian. it seems like they might notice that russia has transformed from a left-wing to a right-wing dictatorship. admittedly, a lot of the difference between the two is just that they yap differently. but don't you think that might be expected to make a difference to right-wing american politicians? accusing them of inconsistency is silly.