By Marines from Arlington, VA, United States - A Little Bit Louder Now, Public Domain,

ANALYSIS – Even as you watch the sudden outpouring of new found liberal patriotism – for Ukraine, a recent poll shows that most Democrats who are now clamoring for tougher actions against Russia in favor of Ukraine, would run rather than fight if America was similarly invaded.

It appears that questioning the patriotism of liberal Democrats isn’t so crazy after all. And Ukrainians are braver and love their own country more than most Democrats love America.

In a Quinnipiac University survey the pollster asked: ‘What would you do if you were in the same position as Ukrainians are now, stay and fight or leave the country?’

Unsurprisingly, at least to me, more than half of Democrats (52%) said they would cut and run if America was invaded by Putin’s Russia. Only 40% said they would stay and maybe fight.

We could try to say all of these runners are moms with small children, but I doubt it. These aren’t all women and children, or a small group of pacifists and conscientious objectors, this is most Democrats across the board saying they’d rather leave America than defend it.

The rest were too cowardly to answer or know what they would do.

Republicans did much better. More than two-thirds (68%) said they would stand their ground. Still, 1 in 4 Republicans said they’d flee as well, making 25% of them cowardly runners, not fighters. Not the percentage of so-called conservative GOP patriots I was hoping would stay and fight with me, but far better than the Dems.

As Matthew Hennessey asks in the Wall Street Journal:

What in the hell has happened to this country? One can hardly imagine Americans of yesteryear exhibiting such high levels of yellow-bellyism. Where have all the Minutemen gone? The Molly Pitchers? The Audie Murphys? The Todd Beamers?

As he explains, the level of yellow-bellied cowardice is unheard of in American history. Hennessey adds:

In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor and 9/11, when the nation was on its knees, the call was answered without hesitation by rock-ribbed Republicans and true-blue Democrats alike. Even the turbulent Vietnam era didn’t inspire such pusillanimity. Between 1964 and 1973, 2.2 million Americans were conscripted into military service. Another 15 million were granted deferments for one reason or another. Less than 2% of those who were eligible for the draft opted to evade it, either by going underground or emigrating. Some of them considered the war unjust. Say what you want about the merits of that argument, at least it was an argument.

This, on the other hand, is abject cowardice—at best. The conflict hypothesized by the Quinnipiac pollsters wasn’t a war for oil or empire. Poll respondents were asked to envision a foreign invader on their own front porch. Imagine Vladimir Putin has sent his shock troops to level your hometown, to occupy your high school and drop a missile on the hospital where you were born. If you won’t fight for hearth and home, what would you fight for?

The only appropriate response here is disgust. Making matters worse, the 52 percenters had the option to lie. It would have cost them nothing to say, “Yeah, I’m a patriot. I’ll stay and fight.” That suggests they put antipathy toward their country above the near-universal human impulse not to look like a quisling.

My only hope is that once these pathetic cowards fled our homeland, and the remaining patriots were victorious, none of them (barring moms with small children) would be allowed back into the U.S. – EVER.

This might be the best way to finally really Make America Great again.

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  1. The best thing the Democrats can do is get Trump back in office and forget about little mean tweets those don’t hurt ,bullets and missiles do , this is a problem Democrats can’t fix even though they created it wanting our military to take shots, like weakened our military and weakened our economy

    1. The assaults on the 2nd amendment are not going anywhere for now. People are “being woke “. Most of us would fight for America

    1. Yes your right we would be deciding what ammo to use and the Democrats would be deciding what bathroom to use ! Its sickening what they have done to America and are still doing but at a faster pace. So sad this article is sad as it shows how there a cancer and its spreading.

    2. The dems want our guns and we all know it is a ‘do as I say, not as I do’. They have to keep theirs so they can control us

  2. Well, we have a fraudulent President and possibly some people in Congress. They are all cowards so I can understand the fear people may have. That’s all the reason we need to put their feet to the fire and keep them there!! They’ll fold. Every bully I’ve faced folded in the end and I came out the better for it! Don’t ever give up!!

  3. Why would Democraps run I mean they want to live infest Commies or Socialists. So why would they not just welcome these creatures with open arms? Personally I would not want them fighting with me. If you want to know why look at Baldwin’s mess. They are WILLFULLY IGNORANT when it comes to guns and I would be afraid to be near one when they have a gun because they would most likely shoot me instead of the Enemy.

  4. Is it that they are cowards (I’m sure that some are,) or is it that they scorn this country and want to see it die so they can remake it in their own image (playing god.)

  5. This is not America that we fought for , since 50 yrs it had turn to socialist commie with losers the demorcrats that used to be American that we fought together not anymore it so divided.demorcrats blame the conservative all their failures,they cheat at election.they the liberals have no backbone to fight for america.we need to impeach these losers before we lose America. Maga bring back trump!

  6. The spineless cowards, regardless of affiliation, should leave now. No one would try to stop them. I’m pretty certain that once they’re gone, the fear of socialism and communism will be gone as well. What are they waiting for? They have openly come out and admitted that if this were their country, it wouldn’t be for long. Do you truly want any of them in any position of power? I think NOT.

  7. Is our military so “woke” they would not fight for America like the Ukraines are doing if Russia or China would invade us?

  8. When you see the rats, their families, and their closest friends fleeing the United Nations and the foreign embassies in the United States, you will know that the final hours are fast approaching… But- fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him (God) which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell (Matthew 10:28).

  9. the best way to Maga is to get rid of at least the top 35 officials in the federal government starting with Beijing Joe

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