>They really do try to sway "American public opinion"
More like "poke it in its fat ass". I don't know about 1bddb7, but IMO, like any other puppet regime supporters, his motive is search of financial support on the ideological basis.
Whatever "opinion" you guys having on this, is really irrelevant. I am illustrating the different thing - the situation where it happens so that whatever you may think about situation, is wrong. Even if you can grasp some arguments, other parts of systemic view on the world are not present, they are completely removed from your world view and will never appear on the horizon. The public opinion of American (and English-speaking community) population is being swayed back and forth to maintain the illusion of democracy you are living in, but on the other hand, this sort of opinion, of course, is dictated by the currents in such complex thing as international climate.
Thus, I've been analyzing my own motifs for staying here beyond any easily explainable reason. I am curious person, and by probing here and there I can see what is happening more closely. And that is only thing that matters.
>If he wants more support in this fight, he's gonna have to stop the traditional "b-b-b-but he's worse!" bit and just pander some.
You got it wrong. He does not need to support any fight other than to maintain status quo. His goal is to win by economical means without putting up a finger to actually use any significant force. Kiev may cry and rage but it won't be able to change this either - Ukraine and its people aren't the enemy to Russia, it is their new government who is fighting both Ukraine and Russia. God forbid NATO to give him reasons to intervene - IMO, projected casualties may wary between 20k and 50k and as far as current number of losses do not exceed it, the action won't start.
>That shit worked for Gorbi with the pizza hut endorsement deal.
No, it did not in the slightest.