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Russia Wants Obama to Win
Vanity | 10/19/2012 | LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Posted on 10/19/2012 10:41:03 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

I have a good friend from Russia, who has lived in the U.S. for 5 years and regularly watches Russian TV via DirecTV satellite.

This friend reports that all of the U.S. Presidential debates are being shown live on Russian TV, with English to Russian translation.

Russian stations Vesti and Channel 1 are covering the elections in great detail. They are reporting on the Romney vs. Obama differences on economic and foreign policy, very accurately (Romeny wants lower taxes and less regulation, Obama wants higher taxes and government involvement in the economy, Romney is for a stronger American involvement in world affairs, Obama is for less, etc.).

Russian TV (which toes the Putin government line) says openly that Russia will be better off if Obama is re-elected because he will weaken the American economy and military and American involvement in various regions of the world. They report that a Romney victory means a stronger America, and hence is not good for Russian interests.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama; putin; russia; vanity; zero
For what it's worth.
1 posted on 10/19/2012 10:41:10 AM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Of course they do. They’re salivating over what 0 promised them after the election when he will have ‘more flexibility’.


2 posted on 10/19/2012 10:43:20 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Of course they want Obama to win, he’s given them everything they ever could have wanted from the US. I’m sure if they had their way they’d like to see him appointed president for life.


3 posted on 10/19/2012 10:43:45 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Can’t really fault them for their feelings, can you? Who wouldn’t want to live in a country where the media and the government want it to be a world leader and have success...oh wait...


4 posted on 10/19/2012 10:43:49 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

I see nothing wrong with this (from the Russian perspective). Competition! I told a pro-Chavez Venezuelan that I normally do not get involved in other nations’ politics but if I were to hope for a winner I would choose Chavez because one less capitalist in the world is one less competitor for the United States.

Of course, for the Venezuelan people and world stability I would hope that Chavez would have lost but I don’t tell them that.


5 posted on 10/19/2012 10:47:00 AM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

I forgot to add that from an American perspective this is very bad (especially if Obama does win) because of that your post is worth a lot.

Thanks for posting it


6 posted on 10/19/2012 10:48:35 AM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

I think most Europeans still want Obama to win too, except for the Poles and maybe most of the Czechs.


7 posted on 10/19/2012 10:50:26 AM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

A population that NEVER had freedom, and doesn’t have too much now cannot relate. Europe as a whole thinks that it is the purpose of government to smooth out the speed bumps of life. They are used to kings, queens, dictators and other assorted pseudo royalty having the good life as long as their own bowl of gruel is hot and ready at dinner time and they can take the month of August off to go to a beach somewhere.


8 posted on 10/19/2012 10:50:32 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Baloney...


9 posted on 10/19/2012 10:50:32 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

10 posted on 10/19/2012 10:51:29 AM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

When the great war with Islam comes, they will be thankful Romney is in there.:


11 posted on 10/19/2012 10:51:56 AM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

It would be great if the question of “flexibility” with Medvyedev comes up in Monday’s debate...


12 posted on 10/19/2012 10:53:06 AM PDT by mikrofon (RESET -- November)
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To: tsowellfan; LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

>> one less capitalist in the world is one less competitor for the United States <<

An attempt at humor? I’m willing to give you the benefit of the doubt.

But on the other hand, if you really believe what you say, then you’d better change your screen name. That’s because if you presented the above wording as part of an answer to one of Tom Sowell’s exam questions about international trade and comparative advantage, I guarantee you’d get a big fat F.


13 posted on 10/19/2012 10:56:35 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: circlecity

“Of course they want Obama to win, he’s given them everything they ever could have wanted from the US. I’m sure if they had their way they’d like to see him appointed president for life.”

Wonder why though? Obaba said the state department will inlude human rights towards gays with its dealing with other countries (see Poland) Russia seems to be going the opposite direction. Russians don’t care for muslims either. It all seem strange


14 posted on 10/19/2012 10:58:38 AM PDT by Augustinian monk (People ask me 'Why pray if God is sovereign?' Why pray if he isn't?- Michael Horton)
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To: Hawthorn
But on the other hand, if you really believe what you say, then you’d better change your screen name

If you do not believe what I say then you obviously do not believe that the capitalist system is the best possible system in the world to advance a nation (which is indeed what I was saying and I stick by it)

15 posted on 10/19/2012 11:02:22 AM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Osama Bin Ladin all but endorsed Kerry/Edwards in 2004.


16 posted on 10/19/2012 11:02:36 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Augustinian monk
"Wonder why though? Obaba said the state department will inlude human rights towards gays with its dealing with other countries (see Poland)"

What Obama says and what he does are generally two entirely differen things.

17 posted on 10/19/2012 11:04:58 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

Russia is a Fourth World country with oils and nukes.Why would we possibly care what they think?


18 posted on 10/19/2012 11:05:15 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

What they don’t understand is a Stronger America is also good for Russians.........


19 posted on 10/19/2012 11:05:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for.......That's whay I said it..............)
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To: MichaelCorleone

If Romney doesn’t mention the off-mike comment to Putin in Monday’s foreign policy debate it will be a failure of epic proportions.


20 posted on 10/19/2012 11:06:38 AM PDT by JediJones (ROMNEY/RYAN: TURNAROUND ARTISTS ***** OBAMA/BIDEN: BULL $HIT ARTISTS)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
All your enemies, both foreign and domestic, want Obama to win. Especially Obama.
21 posted on 10/19/2012 11:10:17 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
Russia wants our nuke arsenal eliminated so they can be the dominate force in the world. King Obama already promised dismantling some of ours now.
22 posted on 10/19/2012 11:10:45 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

How does it feel to want, Russia?


23 posted on 10/19/2012 11:21:19 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'll cling to my religion, cigars and guns till they're pried from my cold dead fingers!)
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To: mikrofon

>It would be great if the question of “flexibility” with Medvyedev comes up in Monday’s debate...

Romney has lots of red meat for the foreign affairs debate Monday. He must use all of it.

I can not see a downside to beating zero over the head with his stupidity, anti-Americanism and dangerous leadership.


24 posted on 10/19/2012 11:54:20 AM PDT by soycd
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

BO has an “interesting” list of supporters:

Russia
Chavez
Muslim Brotherhood
La Raza
American Communist Party
Satan
...


25 posted on 10/19/2012 11:57:12 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: MichaelCorleone

Obama sits right before our faces with Medvedev with an “open microphone” and sells us out without batting an eyelash. - If he’d given a fig what we thought, he’d have been very careful to not pull such a stunt. Trying to explain it away wouldn’t work; but it was a VERY SERIOUS matter. Wake up, people!


26 posted on 10/19/2012 12:48:11 PM PDT by Twinkie (PEOPLE ARE HURTING IN OBAMA'S ECONOMY . . .)
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To: LowTaxesEqualsProsperity

>> For what it’s worth <<

Very worthwhile, IMO. But still, you don’t need to speak Russian and watch Russian-language TV to get virtually the same message.

I’m thinking specifically of the “Russia Today” channel (RT), which is an English-language outlet available in the USA via Internet and via free-to-air satellite, and which also is carried by cable in some American cities. It’s 100% owned by the Russian government.

Anyway, this channel presents just about the crudest, most blatant leftist and anti-USA propaganda you can imagine — non-stop, 24/7. May as well be called the “Noam Chomsky” channel.

More to the point of this thread, RT’s always-smiling hosts and hostesses love the Big Ø, and they love to hate on Romney. No telling what kind of conspiracy theories they’ll come up with when their hero loses!


27 posted on 10/19/2012 2:56:28 PM PDT by Hawthorn
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