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10 Reasons Why Vladimir Putin Supports George W. Bush
MosNews ^ | 11/3/2004 | Anton Nossik

Posted on 11/03/2004 5:00:22 PM PST by A. Pole

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin had made several statements over the last six months, voicing his strong and unequivocal support for George W. Bush’s reelection bid. First, during his American visit last summer, Putin said that the Democrats had no moral right to criticize the incumbent for the Iraq invasion, after what they did to Serbia in 1999.

Later in Astana Putin said that the Iraq invasion was indeed justified, because Saddam was planning terror attacks against U.S. targets, according to Russian intelligence. Finally, in October Putin said that Kerry’s candidacy was supported by international terrorists, waging a war on the United States.

Political pundits on both sides of the Atlantic tend to explain Putin’s sympathies by a common belief, that the Democrats, should they win this election, will inevitably get involved in Russia’s internal affairs, as their record suggests. The Democrats were expected to care about YUKOS, Chechnya, human rights and Russian press freedom — all issues that George W. Bush never showed any serious concern for, as long as Russia didn’t interfere in his military campaigns overseas.

Without trying to disprove these expectations or discuss their utterly theoretical value, one can find at least ten other reasons that place Vladimir Putin among George W. Bush’s supporters, based on demographic data, as reflected in last night’s exit polls.

First, Mr. Putin is a white male, which makes him a Bush voter with a probability of 61 percent.

Second, the Putin family’s financial situation clearly improved over the last four years. 79 percent of voters who share this view regarding their own families vote for Bush.

Third, Putin’s annual income clearly exceeds $50,000, and 55 percent of people in this income group are supporting Bush.

Fourth, neither Putin nor his wife, his pet dog or his daughters belong to any sort of union, which makes Putin’s household likely to support Bush in 55 percent of cases.

Fifth, Putin is employed full-time, and Bush enjoys the support of 52 percent of full time workers.

Sixth, Putin is neither liberal, nor moderate. His reverence to both Soviet and Orthodox Christianity legacies makes him a clear conservative, and 83 percent of all American conservatives vote Bush.

Seventh, Putin is married with children, and 56 percent of voters in this bracket vote Bush.

Eighth, Putin is the acting head of the entire Russian military, and 57 percent of uniformed voters and vets support Bush.

Ninth, Putin isn’t gay, nor is he a lesbian or a bisexual. Which means a 52 percent probability of voting for Dubya.

Finally, we’ve seen and heard Putin preoccupied with the terror problem lately, and 86 percent of those that see terrorism as the most important issue supported George W. Bush in his reelection bid Tuesday.

And if more than 60 pecent of the Russian population, as surveyed in both online and offline polls supported John F. Kerry, this simply means that they don’t fall into the same income and age group with their president.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: ally; allyrussia; bush; elections; fourmoreyears; putin; russia
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To: TapTheSource; Paperdoll; Just mythoughts
Read this thread:
Putin vows to protect business
41 posted on 11/17/2004 6:25:21 AM PST by A. Pole (Col.Guano: I think General Ripper found out about your preversion, and your [...]mutiny of preverts.)
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To: ExSoldier; ninenot; sittnick; steve50; Hegemony Cricket; Willie Green; Wolfie; ex-snook; FITZ; ...
Putin is a worry to some because he is beginning to resemble the military commander of the force which will be known as Mog.

Gog and Magog, that is!

Read about at AC Russia Invades Israel

42 posted on 11/17/2004 6:36:46 AM PST by A. Pole (Col.Guano: I think General Ripper found out about your preversion, and your [...]mutiny of preverts.)
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To: A. Pole

I read. Hope Putin learns from the mistakes made by US government in protecting 'business'.


43 posted on 11/17/2004 6:48:51 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: A. Pole
If this is what the entimer fundamentalist cultists think will happen then I side with the anti-Christ, thank you very much.

First of all, it probably indicates a rapidly waning influence of the U.S. on World Politics and on the U.N., by this time. The reason America is getting less and less popular, may be a reflection of the fact that most Americans when they see him, will recognise the AC for who he is. As a result the U.S. will most likely resist his Worldwide influence, just like Israel of old resisted the take-over by the King of Babylon, which was also ordained by God for their sins! America's response to the rise of the AC and the coming Crash of its Dollar Empire, may very well be a rise and maybe even an eventual takeover by the US Reactionary Right, which is already noticeable now! America will manoeuver itself into isolation and disgrace and eventual hate from the rest of the world!— Especially the ire and eventual hate of the Ten Horns, who will join forces with the AC and finally burn America the Whore with fire!
Secondly, just as Serbia got away with "ethnic genocide" for a long time, but finally paid for its sins with the joint NATO airstrikes against it, so ISRAEL will finally have to pay the fiddler as well, as the Bible says that all and everything WILL eventually reap what it sowed! So here most of world opinion finally turns against Israel, except of course the US and its allies, as Israel is virtually PART of the USA!

44 posted on 11/17/2004 8:00:21 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Destro

where did that come from?


45 posted on 11/17/2004 8:09:14 AM PST by normy (Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit soft.)
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To: normy
where did that come from?

See post #42

46 posted on 11/17/2004 8:25:00 AM PST by A. Pole (Col.Guano: I think General Ripper found out about your preversion, and your [...]mutiny of preverts.)
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To: A. Pole

All the more reason to turn Iraq into a veritable brick wall. Even better to take Syria and further beef up this wall. Invaders from the North and East must be made to feel serious pain.


47 posted on 11/17/2004 9:03:24 AM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: broadsword

It is a well known fact that the KGB infiltrated and coopted the Orthodox Church in Russia. Today, the Russian Orthodox Church is a mix of real Christians and those who pose as Christians in order to steer the Church in a prescribed geopolitical direction. So when Putin says he respects both the Church and USSR, we can understand that by "Church" he means the infiltrated, bastardized parts of it.


48 posted on 11/17/2004 9:08:43 AM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: GOP_1900AD

And how exactly will the Orthodox church help in this "prescribed geopolitical direction"?


49 posted on 11/17/2004 9:49:33 AM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: Destro
And how exactly will the Orthodox church help in this "prescribed geopolitical direction"?

By using a lot of incense, I suppose.

50 posted on 11/17/2004 10:21:13 AM PST by A. Pole (Col.Guano: I think General Ripper found out about your preversion, and your [...]mutiny of preverts.)
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To: Destro

I did not allude to the entire Orthodox Church. Read again more sloooooooowly.


51 posted on 11/17/2004 10:44:31 AM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
And that's *exactly* what Democrats say about Bush!

"Like Josef Stalin - and Kennedy - the cult of personality."
Lenny Kravitz

Umm, Kennedy was a Democrat.

52 posted on 11/17/2004 12:03:07 PM PST by inquest (Now is the time to remove the leftist influence from the GOP. "Unity" can wait.)
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To: GOP_1900AD; MarMema; Destro
It is a well known fact that the KGB infiltrated and coopted the Orthodox Church in Russia.

Surely the commies attacked the Orthodox Church in Russia as they attack the Roman Church in China today, but I cannot believe they totally co-opted it. You are pitting the power of Satan against God Almighty and betting on Satan.

Yours is a poor and risky bet, friend.

Today, the Russian Orthodox Church is a mix of real Christians and those who pose as Christians in order to steer the Church in a prescribed geopolitical direction.

As are ALL churches today. This is nothing new. Satan knows that it is better to attack from within.

So when Putin says he respects both the Church and USSR, we can understand that by "Church" he means the infiltrated, bastardized parts of it.

Hmmm... I wonder what divine power lets you see into the depths of this man's soul and make a perfect assessment of it. Who do you think you are?
53 posted on 11/17/2004 12:28:15 PM PST by broadsword (When Islam creeps into a human society, oppression, misogyny and terror come hard on its heels.)
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To: endthematrix
Was Putin culpable for this? Or was it just a unethical company?

First of all, it's the government's responsibility to prevent these things from happening. And Moskow's official position was that no military hardware was being supplied to Iraq. As such the burden of proof is on Putin to show that he's blameless - that he did everything reasonably within his powers to put a stop to it. The evidence of that is wanting, unless someone can point to any reports of prosecutions of those companies and their officials for their activities. Their response to our inquiries was to deny that any such thing was happening, and to not-so-subtly accuse us of setting up a "humanitarian catastrophe" in Iraq.

It shoud be further remembered that the Russian government, right along with the French, was heavily involved in back-door oil contracts with the Iraqi regime.

54 posted on 11/17/2004 12:30:27 PM PST by inquest (Now is the time to remove the leftist influence from the GOP. "Unity" can wait.)
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Oh, not the whole Russian Orthodox Church was co-opted by the Commies - so how exactly will the partial co-option of the ROC help Russia's pull off "prescribed geopolitical direction"? You would think such a plan would work better with whole Church working for this secret Russian plan.


55 posted on 11/17/2004 12:50:19 PM PST by Destro (Know your enemy! Help fight Islamic terrorism by visiting johnathangaltfilms.com and jihadwatch.org)
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To: A. Pole
I just got a new tagline.

That's a good one. Congrats!

56 posted on 11/17/2004 3:55:45 PM PST by MarMema
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide
And that's *exactly* what Democrats say about Bush!

Thank you. I have been trying to enlighten these people into understanding their buying into the liberal Russian propaganda, but they are having a hard time.

57 posted on 11/17/2004 3:57:06 PM PST by MarMema
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To: A. Pole
The question was bait. There is sufficient evidence from for the US to conclude that it was unauthorized sales. To blame Putin is like implicating Bush for KBR or Boeing deals that are sour..
58 posted on 11/17/2004 8:56:10 PM PST by endthematrix ("Hey, it didn't hit a bone, Colonel. Do you think I can go back?" - U.S. Marine)
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