368-57: House tonight approved $40B in military and humanitarian aid to Ukraine in the wake of Russia’s invasion. All 57 members voting No were Republicans. Bill now heads to the Senate. pic.twitter.com/BMd5j4txok— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) May 11, 2022
Well, that happened.
Supposedly, the two parties are bitterly divided, but not when it comes to the American Empire. When it comes to defending and expanding the American Empire, the two parties agree that we can’t spend enough money or do it fast enough with less debate.
“The House passed a nearly $40 billion military and humanitarian aid package for Ukraine late Tuesday.
The big picture: The vote passed 368-57, hours after Congressional leaders struck a deal on the aid — which Axios’ Alayna Treene notes is billions more than the $33 billion the White House initially requested. All 57 votes opposed to the package were cast by Republicans. …”
Do you remember the first two years of the Trump presidency?
Do you remember all the Republican senators and congressmen who insisted that we couldn’t afford Trump’s border wall? We couldn’t afford it. We were in too much debt.
The border that really matters in Washington is the imperial border in Ukraine where we are willing to toss another $40 billion in the flames to secure Donbas and Crimea and gamble that we can avoid getting sucked into a hot war with Russia while using Ukraine as our pawn. The actual borders of the “Homeland,” however, are just meaningless lines in the sand that are impediments to the free flow of labor and capital. It couldn’t be more obvious than under Joe Biden which border matters these days.
In between the two parties, the Democrats are more united on imperialism and Russia hysteria, which means foreign policy isn’t a reason to keep them in control of Congress. The Republicans are at least split on the issue. The only thing we can really do that will have an impact on the balance of power inside the GOP is to elect more people like Rand Paul to Congress and fewer people like Lindsey Graham.