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The Secret American Subculture Of Putin-Worshippers
National Journal ^ | September 23, 2013 | Mark Cogan

Posted on 09/23/2013 8:44:27 AM PDT by Biggirl

Two years ago, Gayne C. Young, a Texas-based writer and blogger for Outdoor Life, scored the interview of a lifetime. As a beat writer, Young had enjoyed the outdoor exploits of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been documented shooting a gray whale with a crossbow, tranquilizing a tiger attacking a news crew, hunting shirtless, fishing shirtless, and riding horseback shirtless. On a personal level, Young liked the rugged brand of masculinity that seemed a throwback to Teddy Roosevelt. "Although you have Clinton shooting ducks, you never see it. Although Rick Perry says he enjoys hunting, you don't see it. They say they do, but they don't. Obama says he shoots skeet, but they only released one picture," Young says. "Here's a guy out there fishing, with no qualms. He's like, 'You don't like it? Tough.' Then he'd escalate and do more."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: americans; macho; paleolibs; putin; russia; texas
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1 posted on 09/23/2013 8:44:27 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Also in America, we have the cult of communism and militant Islam worshipers called “leftists.”


2 posted on 09/23/2013 8:46:48 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Biggirl

The new narrative. Conservatives love foreign despots.


3 posted on 09/23/2013 8:47:25 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Biggirl

“The Secret American Subculture Of Putin-Worshippers”...

...clears throat, Who me?


4 posted on 09/23/2013 8:47:40 AM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: Biggirl
I like this comment at the site:

It's not that they admire Putin, it's just that they crave some testosterone in their own leadership....there is nothing decidedly masculine about this countries current political leaders in washington. In short...excepting a handful like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz...They're all a bunch of P*ssies...especially the president

5 posted on 09/23/2013 8:48:27 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: Biggirl

When do we get our jackets?


6 posted on 09/23/2013 8:48:39 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Biggirl

I don’t worship Putin, I merely dislike him considerably less than I dislike President FUBO.


7 posted on 09/23/2013 8:49:27 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Biggirl

weird because when Bush was President all we ever heard was how he was a monkey, a gimp and how they wished they had other world leaders as President.

Now the media are doing as much as they can to paint Russia and Putin as the enemy whilst playing on patriotism to Americans to hate Putin and love bozo the clown.


8 posted on 09/23/2013 8:50:06 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Biggirl

(Props to the creator of this image)

9 posted on 09/23/2013 8:50:22 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: Biggirl

I notice the article references Free Republic.

I don’t love Putin. But I hold our Marxist-in-Chief in such complete contempt that Putin looks benign by comparison. And I do consider him less dangerous; he is outside the gate while our Marxist-in-Chief is inside the gate and inside the palace walls.


10 posted on 09/23/2013 8:53:11 AM PDT by marron
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To: TexasCajun

Yes.

I don’t worship Putin. I just acknowlege that he’s much more of a man than the President.

But still not as much of a man as the First Lady.

(cue White House ju-jitzu match picture ...)


11 posted on 09/23/2013 8:55:29 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Biggirl

What I like about Putin was him making obama his bit@h.


12 posted on 09/23/2013 8:56:43 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Biggirl
Two years ago, Gayne C. Young, a Texas-based writer and blogger for Outdoor Life, scored the interview of a lifetime. As a beat writer, Young had enjoyed the outdoor exploits of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has been documented shooting a gray whale with a crossbow, tranquilizing a tiger attacking a news crew, hunting shirtless, fishing shirtless, and riding horseback shirtless. On a personal level, Young liked the rugged brand of masculinity that seemed a throwback to Teddy Roosevelt.

Not to mention that he makes Catholic monarchists swoon...

"In the East there is someone that causes the western liberal's maniacal laughter to stop. Vladimir Putin. He has real world power, which causes the liberal media to fearfully ignore or warp his image. Like a good Christian King he leads a nation to Christ. Deep down in their evil souls they shriek like devils because they know Christ is true God and true power that they cannot defeat. They thought the Bolshevik revolution destroyed Holy Mother Russia. Christ cannot be defeated and his servant Putin has welcomed Christ and His church."
-- from the thread US threatened by Russia's Christianity

13 posted on 09/23/2013 8:57:06 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny.)
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To: Biggirl
I don't worship Putin, far from it, I don't want him here.
It's just that he has come down on the right side on several issues recently, while our own president has been floundering or worse.
The term "worship" here is just regular leftist name calling.

14 posted on 09/23/2013 8:58:15 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: TexasCajun

Who’s that Cossack woman on the rear of the horse?


15 posted on 09/23/2013 8:58:38 AM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: PGR88

Take a look around FR. Not too far from the truth for some. They allow their dislike for our current president to translate into some kind of adoration for Putin.

You think Putin gives a s$&t about American citizens? What he does he does to gain political leverage back at home and in global affairs.

Some of you can be downright blind to that.

The enemy of your enemy can still be your enemy.


16 posted on 09/23/2013 8:59:20 AM PDT by MDspinboyredux
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To: PGR88

“The new narrative. Conservatives love foreign despots.”

Nope, just when we compare a limp wrist idiot piece of quota baby MSM supported piece of excrement to a real leader (who is less crooked and sleazy than the our Dork-in-Chief), what can we say?

Now, give us a real man (a la Ronald Reagan) and see what the comparison would be.

But the Obamadork? Gimme a break.


17 posted on 09/23/2013 9:02:30 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Biggirl

When you have pansyfied a culture to the point of absurdity it is easier for a strongman to catch the eye of the populace.

People are looking for a real man, but the establishment will do what it takes to destroy any domestically grown real man like Ted Cruz.


18 posted on 09/23/2013 9:02:32 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Biggirl

Worship has nothing to do with the truth.

NSA spying on the people - exceptionalism

Federal agencies deliberately working to smother “dangerous” political thought - exceptionalism

An ever growing bureaucratic fungal mat smothering entrepreneurship and crushing all will to strive or achieve - exceptionalism

Cradle to grave indoctrination of the communist party line in schools and ever growing social agencies - exceptionalism

Elected officials getting fabulously wealthy by legislating financial advantages for themselves - exceptionalism

Companies and unions buying influence with elected officials who legislate financial advantages for all 3 - Exceptionalism

Pedophile congressmen getting away with sleeping with underage prostitutes - exceptionalism

30 million + illegal aliens overrunning the country unchecked for someone elses political and financial gain - exceptionalism

Billions in foreign aid to nations that hate us - exceptionalism

Billions spent on pipe dream green energy scams that produce no energy and drive up costs - exceptionalism

Elected officials openly contemptuous toward the people who elected them - exceptionalism

Hitch hiking to the space station in Soyuz capsules from the 1960s because we don’t have a ride of our own - exceptionalism

Elected “Representatives” who exempt themselves from the laws they pass for their “constituents” - exceptionalism.


19 posted on 09/23/2013 9:03:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Biggirl

There is a difference be admiring someone and worshiping him.
I admire Teddy Roosevelt, but I despise his policies.
I might admire Putin without being particularly happy with him - I do wish we had a president who pursued the national interests of the USA as ruthlessly and effectively as Putin pursues the interests of Russia.


20 posted on 09/23/2013 9:06:18 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Biggirl
Who be Mark Cogan?

Sure sounds like some feminist leftie yuppie broad.

21 posted on 09/23/2013 9:08:08 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: TexasCajun

Take pic is too good!!


22 posted on 09/23/2013 9:11:29 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: MDspinboyredux

The enemy of your enemy can still be your enemy.

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I would have thought that Putin’s slap at American exceptionalism (an article of faith here at FR) would have blown that admiration of Putin to smithereens.


23 posted on 09/23/2013 9:12:47 AM PDT by dmz
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To: TexasCajun
Very old joke but perhaps some youngster might enjoy: (told the way it was first created)
Nixon & Agnew are on one camel going across the desert and come to an oasis. They tie up their camel and go into a canteen for a cold one. When they come out a caravan has arrived and they can't find their camel. Finally Agnew starts going down the line pulling up the tails of the camels and looking underneath. "What are you doing," asks Nixon.
"Looking for our camel...didn't you hear all those folks when we came in say 'look at those two a$$holes on that camel?'"
24 posted on 09/23/2013 9:13:12 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Little Ray

I might admire Putin without being particularly happy with him - I do wish we had a president who pursued the national interests of the USA as ruthlessly and effectively as Putin pursues the interests of Russia.

NAILED IT!!!!


25 posted on 09/23/2013 9:13:29 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: MDspinboyredux
I don't think Putin 'cares' about American citizens.

But I am capable of acknowledging it when my 'enemy' is correct.

And I am capable of recognizing an immediate threat to my nation, vs. an abstract one.

26 posted on 09/23/2013 9:13:48 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: MDspinboyredux

At least Putin “says” that he will protect the church from Islamist terrorist. Considering that Obama is a in-your-face homosexual Muslim who hates America and never defends Christians, then who would you choose? Putin may very well be a KGB thug, but I would prefer that over what we currently have governing this country.


27 posted on 09/23/2013 9:15:09 AM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: TexasCajun

28 posted on 09/23/2013 9:19:55 AM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: cripplecreek

This is a keeper. Thank-you.


29 posted on 09/23/2013 9:25:55 AM PDT by lulu16 (May the Good Lord take a liking to you!)
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To: exPBRrat

As George Patton said “America Loves a Winner!” (or so the movie goes) and Vlad bests the BAM in every encounter.

I would say I have Respect for Vladdy, but it sure isn’t love.


30 posted on 09/23/2013 9:26:42 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Biggirl

I make no secret. He’s a lot better than Obama!


31 posted on 09/23/2013 9:28:47 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: dmz

American exceptionalism is a product of the American People wanting to be exceptional.

The 2008 and 2012 elections, the willingness to accept things like healthcare reform, etc show that the American People no longer want to be exceptional.

I can’t, therefore, fault Putin for calling things as he sees them.


32 posted on 09/23/2013 9:30:07 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Biggirl; Liz; LucyT; MestaMachine
FreeRepublic mention:

Earlier this year, when Putin supposedly caught—and kissed—a 46-pound pike fish, posters on Free Republic, a major grassroots message board for the Right, were overwhelmingly pro-Putin:

http://www.nationaljournal.com/magazine/the-secret-american-subculture-of-putin-worshippers-20130919

33 posted on 09/23/2013 9:31:53 AM PDT by GOPJ ( Politicians who fear the people seek to disarm them. - - Bill St. Clair)
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To: Biggirl
everything they think President Obama stands for

Notice the not so subtle subtlety. "they think", but I the author know what Putin stands for, starting with anti-Americanism, and so on.

34 posted on 09/23/2013 9:32:05 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Biggirl

We should also make note of the neo-con socialists who lick the boots of the Nazi Soros.


35 posted on 09/23/2013 9:34:21 AM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: All

Wait...I thought the Left/media freaking LOVED Commies?!?


36 posted on 09/23/2013 9:36:08 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Biggirl; a fool in paradise

Of the two of them, I just hate the Marxist, that’s all.


37 posted on 09/23/2013 9:37:18 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: MDspinboyredux
The enemy of your enemy can still be your enemy.

Oh, I agree with you. Putin is no friend of America.

38 posted on 09/23/2013 9:37:46 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Biggirl

The author is confused. Most of us are not Putin worshippers. Rather, we are amused observers.


39 posted on 09/23/2013 9:38:11 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: Biggirl

As opposed to the completely PUBLIC, daily worship of Obama by ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, etc.

The only thing missing is for the White House press corps to kneel at the White House and burn incense during their incantations about the Clown.


40 posted on 09/23/2013 9:38:29 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Biggirl

fl


41 posted on 09/23/2013 9:38:55 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does - by their fruits)
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To: MDspinboyredux
You think Putin gives a s$&t about American citizens?

You think Angela Merkel does? How about the president of Bulgaria? Why should they? You think Obama does?

42 posted on 09/23/2013 9:39:34 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Biggirl
Russia Warns US Communist Threat Endangering Entire World

Russian Calls Out Barack Obama As A Communist

Russian Paper Warns 'Ignorant' Americans For Electing Communist Obama

43 posted on 09/23/2013 9:40:30 AM PDT by meadsjn
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To: Fresh Wind

I don’t worship Putin, I merely dislike him considerably less than I dislike President FUBO.


Exactly!


44 posted on 09/23/2013 9:40:39 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: tanknetter
Here ya go -


45 posted on 09/23/2013 9:40:43 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Enterprise

And Obama worshipers.


46 posted on 09/23/2013 9:41:46 AM PDT by sport
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To: TexasCajun

Indeed. Riding bitch is the perfect metaphor for Obama.


47 posted on 09/23/2013 9:43:41 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: (optional, printed after your name on post))
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To: Biggirl; a fool in paradise
One murders innocent fish. The other does something practical and useful.


48 posted on 09/23/2013 9:45:20 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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I would have thought that Putin’s slap at American exceptionalism (an article of faith here at FR) would have blown that admiration of Putin to smithereens.

It might have, if Putin had used the FR definition of American Exceptionalism.

Putin accepted the Leftist DemoRat, MSM, Hollywood entertainment industry definition of it to lecture about.

I doubt Putin is even aware of the FR definition.

Putin was addressing the "American Exceptionalism" that the MSM presented to him. Remember, the leftist DemoRat media controls the language and how it is used to present America to the world, except here at FR, and that same MSM uses language manipulation to demonize conservatives and all their American Exceptionalism principles.

49 posted on 09/23/2013 9:50:11 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Biggirl

Putin is what he is but I admit enjoying him make a fool out of 0bama


50 posted on 09/23/2013 9:56:26 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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