As a Baby Boomer (of sorts) and even down south, I was always bombarded by the Left about we should not piss off the Russians (specially during the Reagan Years) and that we should be more like the Russians, yada-yada-yada. And that their security services had us infiltrated at different levels including arts was just baloney
All of the sudden, Russia is bad. Its former KGB-now-President cannot be trusted, and Trump is some sort of either Sleeper Agent or Bribed national. Russia is bad… Russia has always been bad.