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House Foreign Affairs chairman: Putin believes he can ‘dis’ the United States
The Hill ^ | August 10, 2013 | Keith Laing

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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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: leadership; obama; obamanwo; obamaunpresidential; putin
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1 posted on 08/10/2013 3:40:58 PM PDT by NotYourAverageDhimmi
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Thanks for the article... this Republican is a moron...


2 posted on 08/10/2013 3:42:45 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Are they TRYING to prod Putin into war?!


3 posted on 08/10/2013 3:43:08 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I think I may know why.

4 posted on 08/10/2013 3:43:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I don’t see Putin “Dissing” the USA.

I see Putin giving the current administration all the respect they’re due.


5 posted on 08/10/2013 3:43:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
Russian President Vladimir Putin believes he can “dis” the United States without repercussions …
All 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 it’s certainly something that Obama believes he must be at enmity with, perhaps even to the destruction of himself.
6 posted on 08/10/2013 3:45:44 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

The only one dissing this country is in the White House.


7 posted on 08/10/2013 3:45:47 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
“I think there was an opportunity with the past leadership in Russia,” Royce said.

No Boyce, there was opportunity with the past leadership in America!

8 posted on 08/10/2013 3:45:57 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back The Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
President Vladimir Putin believes he can “dis” the United States without repercussions

Yeah, okay. Is he right? Or will the perceived disrespect result in repercussions that will matter to Mr. Putin?

9 posted on 08/10/2013 3:46:14 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Ask me about the Weiner Wager. Support Free Republic!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

They can dis you, because you’re a laughable regime.


10 posted on 08/10/2013 3:46:24 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Our Government is being run by Children.


11 posted on 08/10/2013 3:47:29 PM PDT by Bayard
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
I don't consider what Putin is doing as 'dissing the US'. I see it as dissing the president.

And I don't blame him.

12 posted on 08/10/2013 3:47:56 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: cripplecreek

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.


13 posted on 08/10/2013 3:52:22 PM PDT by griswold3
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I believe Putin is having fun poking our little sissy President with a stick.

Some people who get picked on bring it on themselves.


14 posted on 08/10/2013 3:53:16 PM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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.


15 posted on 08/10/2013 3:54:15 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Fronting 101: Zero dissed Russia repeatedly.
Russia responds.
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”?


16 posted on 08/10/2013 3:58:21 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Putin is laughing at Obama’s America.


17 posted on 08/10/2013 4:02:38 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Darksheare

The children are starting to sound like Monica Conyers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZQLxVO-qjM


18 posted on 08/10/2013 4:02:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s not Royce’s picture.
Care to elaborate?


19 posted on 08/10/2013 4:03:50 PM PDT by sarasmom (The obvious takes longer to discover for the obtuse.)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


20 posted on 08/10/2013 4:06:48 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
What difference does it make?!

Obama and the democrats disrespect America daily.

21 posted on 08/10/2013 4:07:38 PM PDT by bayliving
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To: cripplecreek

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3051337/posts

Thread- Shameful: Even Putin calls to end Christian persecution, as Obama is ‘silent’


22 posted on 08/10/2013 4:10:54 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Obama has made a career of disrespecting America.

Why would anyone care if our enemies follow suit?


23 posted on 08/10/2013 4:10:55 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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24 posted on 08/10/2013 4:10:57 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi
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.

Nobody cares about that crap.

JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON!!!!

GIVE ME FREE BIRTH CONTROL PILLS!!!!

AMNESTY NOW!!!!

25 posted on 08/10/2013 4:14:47 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Obama is “dissing” Christians every chance he gets.

Putin is right to dis him.


26 posted on 08/10/2013 4:15:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Sir Francis Dashwood

Can you blame Putin? When the US is dissing the US!


27 posted on 08/10/2013 4:18:44 PM PDT by big bad easter bunny (If it weren't for coffee I would still be living with my parents!)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Nobody cares about that crap.

They're upset that he pissed on their rainbow.

28 posted on 08/10/2013 4:18:55 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: sarasmom

It’s a combo of Barry and Hillary.


29 posted on 08/10/2013 4:19:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: pallis

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 ?

Very weird.


30 posted on 08/10/2013 4:23:21 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: DTogo
“I think there was an opportunity with the past leadership in Russia,” Royce said.

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"


31 posted on 08/10/2013 4:23:32 PM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: sunrise_sunset

Putin has not dissed the US as far as I know, seems like he is dissing Obama


32 posted on 08/10/2013 4:24:43 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Good for Putin. It’s great to see Obama fail all over te place. How is that flexibility working out for ya Barack?


33 posted on 08/10/2013 4:28:19 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Most of the thinking people in America disrespect Obama. Count me in...


34 posted on 08/10/2013 4:30:48 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

I think Vlady has lots of respect of American people he just hate this admination he think Obama is a pussy that reason why


35 posted on 08/10/2013 4:33:11 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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.


36 posted on 08/10/2013 4:34:26 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Obama is dissing the US and you aren’t don’t jack about it with your committee.


37 posted on 08/10/2013 4:35:59 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Dear Ed,
He isn’t dissing the United States, he is dissing you pathetic politicians. Citizens understand the difference.


38 posted on 08/10/2013 4:38:02 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight (Proud bitter clinging wacko bird chirper.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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?


39 posted on 08/10/2013 4:42:52 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: cripplecreek

I don’t see Putin “Dissing” the USA.

I see Putin giving the current administration all the respect they’re 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.


40 posted on 08/10/2013 4:46:02 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: cripplecreek

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.


41 posted on 08/10/2013 4:56:32 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: SevenofNine

I have much more respect for Putin than I have for Obama. I hate Obama.

FUBO


42 posted on 08/10/2013 5:09:54 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

“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.


43 posted on 08/10/2013 5:14:57 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If you don't care about Antonio Santiago, sure as hell don't whine about Trayvon Martin.)
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To: IbJensen
We are open for nuclear attack at all times

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.


44 posted on 08/10/2013 5:15:39 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: ilovesarah2012

Putin loves his country.


45 posted on 08/10/2013 5:15:53 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

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!


46 posted on 08/10/2013 5:19:57 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Hillary and Barry had a son? LOL He’s better looking than either one of them.


47 posted on 08/10/2013 5:28:53 PM PDT by madison10
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

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?


48 posted on 08/10/2013 5:29:29 PM PDT by meyer (What would John Hancock do?)
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To: skeeter

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.


49 posted on 08/10/2013 5:30:28 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

Putin doesn’t believe it. He knows it.


50 posted on 08/10/2013 5:30:42 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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