Skip to comments.Boehner and Menendez react to Putin’s op-ed: “I was insulted,” “I almost wanted to vomit”
Posted on 09/12/2013 1:49:07 PM PDT by markomalley
Via the Free Beacon and the Corner. No surprise that two of Os few Syria allies in Congress would be outraged on his behalf by Putins latest humiliation, but honestly, Ive been against striking Syria all along and I was irritated by the op-ed too. Makes me wonder how many doves on the Hill are starting to chafe at the obvious enjoyment the Kremlin and its client are taking in embarrassing the White House, notwithstanding the fact that our president spent a full year moronically bumbling his way into this mess. You may hate having Ryan Leaf at quarterback, but that doesnt make it easier to watch the other team celebrate for 15 minutes in the end zone after they pick him off and run it back. Hitting Syria is unpopular enough with American voters that Putin can probably go on dancing for awhile before sentiments start to shift in Congress, but therell be no new resets in 2017, needless to say. Coming soon from John McCains press shop: Its time to arm the Novosibirsk rebels.
Speaking of which, why did the Times greenlight Putins piece after rejecting an op-ed submitted by McCain when he was GOP nominee in 2008? Both pieces were of national interest because of the stature of the author; both pieces were crafted with an eye to advancing a political agenda, not stating a candid opinion. If campaign talking points dont qualify as news during a presidential election, why does Kremlin propaganda qualify in the middle of a big UN charade?
A kick in the sweets will do that...
The Tupolev is over the target.
Kinda like how we feel, Boehner, when we have to watch you kissy-kissy King Zero's a$$.
Well, Boehner sure knows something about insulting Americans.
Did it make BoBo cry?
The day has actually arrived when the President of Russia is respected by a very significant percentage of the American people more than the current President of the United States. People follow leaders. It would be chilling if a legitimate poll was conducted.
i haven’t read the op ed... or the article above. Putin’s exception to America’s exceptionalism is probably valid...
America is no longer defined as the rugged individualist that stakes his existence on his own resourcefulness, but a socialist looter, similar to every other grabber around the developing world.
if true americans can shed the yoke of crony capitalism and consumerism, we may have a chance to reclaim our exceptionalism. it still exists in our documents, we just need to acknowledge them again.
Putin’s making all the right people vomit.
Too bad the Kremlin is all in bed with new world order.
Hey world - why not all break away from new world order at the same time ?
New world order does not actually have it’s own military - it uses everyone elses, one nation against the other.
If every nation gave them the boot at once, they’d be out on the street.
Every nation could confiscate new world order assets, just like they have a habit of confiscating everyone elses.
Every nation would then be in business for itself.
Imagine the money everyone could earn.
Low taxes. No government debt.
Governments could go back to facing their normal challenge of battling corruption.
But no big debt-mongers would be out there bleeding everyone dry.
Food for thought.
Its not even about respect. We know what Putin is but its pathetic and disgusting to see our elected officials feign when they themselves are no better.
I was thinking the same thing today. Vlad may be an idiot but he hasn’t been all over the charts with his Syria policy. My head is spinning trying to keep up with Kerry and Obama.
During Putin’s eight years in office, industry grew by 76%, investments increased by 125%, and agricultural production and construction increased as well. Real incomes more than doubled and the average monthly salary increased sevenfold from $80 to $640. From 2000 to 2006 the volume of consumer credit increased 45 times and the middle class grew from 8 million to 55 million. The number of people living below the poverty line decreased from 30% in 2000 to 14% in 2008.
In 2001, Putin, who has advocated liberal economic policies, introduced a flat tax rate of 13%; the corporate rate of tax was also reduced from 35 percent to 24 percent; Small businesses also get better treatment. The old system with high tax rates has been replaced by a new system where companies can choose either a 6-percent tax on gross revenue or a 15-percent tax on profits. The overall tax burden is lower in Russia than in most European countries.
Why do these whiners have to sound like they take Vlad seriously?
Should have simply said:
“I considered the source, and it’s the kind of condescending remark you would expect from a KGB master.”
You gave me new insight into Putin’s op ed. On one hand he is joining Obama in not understanding what American Exceptionalism is. But for several years we have been the socialist looters with lots of firepower overseas. So in one sense Putin is envious of our past but on the other he is correct about our present.
No proof, but who here doubts that McLame was IN on Bengazi?
The more I think about it, the more sense it makes.
Miss Lindsay, also?