Skip to comments.House Foreign Affairs chairman: Putin believes he can ‘dis’ the United States
Posted on 08/10/2013 3:40:58 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
Russian President Vladimir Putin believes he can dis the United States without repercussions, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said in an interview with CNN.
Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) told Wolf Blitzer late Friday that Putin intends to stick his thumb in the eye of the United States every time he can.
I think there was an opportunity with the past leadership in Russia, Royce said. But right now, clearly, Putin intends to ... stick his thumb in the eye of the United States every time he can. And so it's a difficult situation. He's trying to undermine us in Syria. He's not helpful in Iran. And, as a consequence, I think we're in a tough position right now.
Royce placed some of the blame for the state of U.S.-Russia relations on President Obama.
Right now, I think that ... the head of state in Russia today believes that he can dis the U.S. without any negative consequences, Royce said. And that probably comes from the fact that we don't carry the same perception of strength that we did and the gravitas of the president of the United States is not that of former presidents. And I do think that's a problem for President Obama.
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Thanks for the article... this Republican is a moron...
Are they TRYING to prod Putin into war?!
I think I may know why.
I don’t see Putin “Dissing” the USA.
I see Putin giving the current administration all the respect they’re due.
Russian President Vladimir Putin believes he can dis the United States without repercussionsAll down to the leadership. Putin obviously thinks of Obama as a joke. Washington would have been a different story:
If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it. If we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for War.Now that is what the USA was founded on, in part, and its certainly something that Obama believes he must be at enmity with, perhaps even to the destruction of himself.
The only one dissing this country is in the White House.
No Boyce, there was opportunity with the past leadership in America!
Yeah, okay. Is he right? Or will the perceived disrespect result in repercussions that will matter to Mr. Putin?
They can dis you, because you’re a laughable regime.
Our Government is being run by Children.
And I don't blame him.
True. Respect must be earned. Obama is too arrogant to understand that. He has some delusion that he won an election and he must be obeyed.
I believe Putin is having fun poking our little sissy President with a stick.
Some people who get picked on bring it on themselves.
Shut up Rinos!
Putin does get some things right, like pronging Bozo in his squinty eyes and recognizing the evil homosexuals present to society.
Our problem as a nation is that we have no proper strategic defenses for North America. To hell with Hawaii. We are open for nuclear attack at all times thanks to the stupid ass who takes up space in the White Hut when he’s not dragging his clan off for vacations.
Get his sorry behind out of Washington for keeps and we’ll have a fighting chance to stay alive. Keep this mystery phony in power at your own risk.
Fronting 101: Zero dissed Russia repeatedly.
Zero pretends to be aggrieved while idiots make excuses for him.
Inner city whiny yute behavior at best.
Thanks Ed Royce...you completely ignore zero sticking his finger in our eyes AND him dissing Russia to try and do..what exactly?
Back up your “homey”?
Putin is laughing at Obama’s America.
The children are starting to sound like Monica Conyers.
That’s not Royce’s picture.
Care to elaborate?
That’s a good point. I bet Putin still respects the US, in the proper hands. But he has about as much use for Obama as Barney Frank has for a woman.
There are still many old party types in Russia, just think of how much cred Putin gets back home when he disses Obama.
Obama and the democrats disrespect America daily.
Thread- Shameful: Even Putin calls to end Christian persecution, as Obama is silent
Obama has made a career of disrespecting America.
Why would anyone care if our enemies follow suit?
Nobody cares about that crap.
JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON!!!!
GIVE ME FREE BIRTH CONTROL PILLS!!!!
Obama is “dissing” Christians every chance he gets.
Putin is right to dis him.
Can you blame Putin? When the US is dissing the US!
They're upset that he pissed on their rainbow.
It’s a combo of Barry and Hillary.
Putin is a canny and intelligent political operator who senses weakness in Obama.
Obama’s attack on Putin yesterday, from thousands of miles away, no doubt reinforces that perception. It is doubtful Obama would insult Putin to his face.
I don’t understand the personal attacks. It’s simply business. Putin has a duty to his country, not Washington, Democrats, the UN or anyone else. Why get offended when he pursues his country’s national interest ?
It is said that you don't really have to be an idiot to succeed in the congress or senate.
But no one knows for sure because it has never yet happened.
George Santayana: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it"
Putin has not dissed the US as far as I know, seems like he is dissing Obama
Good for Putin. It’s great to see Obama fail all over te place. How is that flexibility working out for ya Barack?
Most of the thinking people in America disrespect Obama. Count me in...
I think Vlady has lots of respect of American people he just hate this admination he think Obama is a pussy that reason why
In all fairness, Putin cares about Russia, and its interests. He owes Obama nothing, nor does he owe the US government anything. If he deals with us, it is with a quid pro quo. He gives only when he gets.
While Snowden is an embarrassment to the US government, the *reason* he is an embarrassment is because of the US government’s obnoxious behavior to other nations and their citizens.
Putin has no reason to save the US government from embarrassment for its bad behavior. In fact, he is on the side cheering the embarrassment and hoping the US takes some lumps over it.
Obama is dissing the US and you aren’t don’t jack about it with your committee.
He isn’t dissing the United States, he is dissing you pathetic politicians. Citizens understand the difference.
Why does any republican go on a news channel that #1 hates them and #2 has no one watching them but left wing basement dwellers?
I dont see Putin Dissing the USA.
I see Putin giving the current administration all the respect theyre due.
Ditto.The Russian’s,Chinese,The all see obama as a weakling.Hell’we American’s mostly see him as he is.A weakling.
The only problem with that is weakling usually do stupid things to prove they’re just the opposite.
I think we all had better beware.
Once again, you state the way I feel. I think if Putin ever met me, he’d respect me more than Obastard, before I even said one word.
Obastard thinks he can treat Putin as a recalcitrant slumlord in Chicago’s south side. The trash talk (like about Putin’s posture) is embarrassing.
I have much more respect for Putin than I have for Obama. I hate Obama.
“We’re in a tough position right now”
Well, yeah... our position is “tough” because it’s weak. Majorities in this country chose weakness in 2008 and 2012.
The communists realized they couldn't take over America from the outside so they switched to doing an inside job. Their jig is up though if a nuke goes off. The most likely targets are communist voter zones: NYC, LA, Chicago, Washington DC. Starting the day after, the remaining Democrat voter base will move away from high population density areas and disperse into rural areas. They will quickly discover the big government/helpless citizen model no longer applies.
America has a terrible communist cancer growing in her cities. If it comes to it, some radiation therapy might actually save her.
Putin loves his country.
The Russians really love Americans they just don’t like Obama WH big time
They found our current President very rude I agree with them
Probably Michaelle Obama probably get on Vlady nerves behind the scenes
I think she type of first lady who yell at Vlady if Obama spent too much with the Russians
You know that type of wife who don’t want her husband have any fun LOL!
If Hillary and Barry had a son? LOL He’s better looking than either one of them.
Putin isn’t “dissing” the US - we “dissed” ourselves when we somehow elected that worthless communist idiot that now occupies the White House.
We’re following the path that led to the USSR, and Putin can see that.
It’s awefully ironic - the same country that caused us to practice “bombing” drills in second grade now has a leader whom I respect more than our own President. Who would have thought that could happen?
Almost what I was going to post (except that I will not give the former junior US Senator from IL that title). Putin respects America; it’s Obama that he finds unworthy of respect.
Putin doesn’t believe it. He knows it.