Former UK prime minister Tony Blair could never live down the “Bush’s poodle” nickname that he so deservedly earned for backing George W. Bush’s misguided invasion of Iraq. It was an onslaught justified by the bogus intelligence that Saddam Hussein had a store of weapons of mass destruction.

Will Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson, JD Vance and the rest of the MAGA misfits suffer a similar fate for their backing of Russia’s psychopathic strongman Vladimir Putin?

Trump appears set to sell out America’s NATO allies by green lighting an attack on them by Putin, in the event they don’t cough up enough cash to satisfy the Mango Mussolini.

Carlson lobbed so many softballs during his interview with Putin that the Russian’s arms grew tired from hitting them out of the park.

Following the interview, Putin wondered why Carlson made the trek to Moscow, unless his real intention was to shop at its super-cheap supermarket and ride its immaculate subway.

The despicable Republican Ohio Senator Vance, who is dead set against funding Ukraine’s fight for freedom, chickened out of a meeting with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky at the Munich Security Conference.

He punked out because he said he wouldn’t learn anything new. Wrong, JD. You might have learned something about integrity, courage, guts, and fighting oppression.

You could have found out how many Ukrainian civilians will die because you and your GOP ilk refused to approve money for air defenses that could have shot down Russian missiles aimed at apartment complexes.

Or, how about the number of children who will be kidnapped and sent to Russia to replenish the country's declining population.

Trump, Carlson and Vance are vying for their master's attention What bone will Putin throw them?

The good news is that the vast majority of Americans hasn't hopped into Putin's kennel and snuggled up to the madman.

An Economist/YouGov poll conducted Feb. 20-21 of American 2020 voters shows across-the-board unfavorable ratings for the Russian.

Putin gets unfavorable scores from 79 percent of Democrats, 78 percent of Republicans, and 64 percent of Independents. His favorable numbers are 15 percent, 15 percent and 10 percent, respectively.

Seventy-one of men and 76 percent of women are down on Putin. Eighteen percent of men and nine percent of women like him.

Putin scores highest among the young, who apparently are not aware of his thuggish ways. Nearly a quarter (24 percent) of the 18-29 age bracket have a favorable opinion of Putin. That drops to 18 percent (ages 30-44), nine percent (45-64) and four percent (65+)

Putin’s unfavorable numbers are 63 percent (18-29), 59 percent (30-44), 78 percent (45-64) and 92 percent (65+).

That high unfavorable rating of Putin among the most senior group shows that wisdom truly comes with age.

That begs the question: What is 77-year-old Trump’s problem?