On the other hand, these same smarmy liberals/progressives are beating the drums for war with Russia. Their latest champion, Hillary, called for extending NATO all the way up to the Russian border, and for instituting a no-fly zone over Syria. The latter is an act of war, and the former might as well be.
So why is the left so hostile towards Russia and go ingratiating towards China? I think Karol Traven has it right in the quibcag. Our American left has had a lifelong crush on communism, and of course it bent over backwards to argue for tolerance of, and aid to, the Soviet Union for as long as it lasted. The Chinese, despite their current wink to capitalism, remain communist in theory, so the left is expressing horror over Trump's phone call, just as they expressed horror over Reagan's use of the term "evil empire," wailing that it might lead to war. It didn't cause a war with the USSR then, and it won't cause a war with China now. But as for Russia, it abandoned communism, and the American left just hates that, and will never forgive Russia in general, or Putin in particular.
Just one more proof that whatever they say they are, the leftists of America are nothing more than pimps for communism.
Quibcag: The Chinese girl is Kagura of Gin Tama (銀魂 Gintama, lit. "Silver Soul")