All that Matters

Headline: “Biden willing to shut southern border to help
secure funding for Ukraine”

It’s nothing less than the crime of extortion for Republicans to insist that Biden must accede to their demands on border policy as a condition of continuing to aid Ukraine in defending itself against Russia. Preventing Putin from rolling over Ukraine is so important, not only to Ukraine but also to the Western alliance and our national security interests, that Biden is willing to give Republicans everything they want to secure their cooperation. It turns out that this is not good enough. Republicans have decided that they won’t take “yes” for an answer because Trump doesn’t want them to. The trouble is that what is good for America would be good for Biden, and what is good for Biden would be bad for Trump; whereas what’s bad for Biden would be good for Trump, and that’s all that matters.