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Why are You Surprised NBC Praises Putin?
Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 7, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 02/07/2014 11:53:14 AM PST by Kaslin

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RUSH: Bob Costas and pinkeye in Sochi in communist Russia. What's the surprise? You hear about Bob Costas? Costas woke up... You've heard about these stories in Sochi. I know some people that are over there and the stories are being exaggerated about how bad the hotels and stuff are. Some of it's true, but the real story at Sochi -- and I've gotta be very careful here, folks. The real story at Sochi is going to be the American performance, the ice skating.

Some of it's already begun. The Russian figure skaters ran rings around us. Now, the early hints are not good for the American team. We'll just have to wait and see, and, it's just like first day here, first, second day. But, yeah, Costas got up, and I don't understand it. Everybody's up in arms 'cause Costas got out there and started praising Putin.

Why is everybody surprised that NBC News would laud praise over a Soviet KGB leader, when they are his prisoner for two weeks, as the televising network? Besides that, there's not that much ideological difference anyway. People are apparently upset that Costas referred to Putin as a peacemaker. Folks, that's right. What do you think liberals think of communists? They're blood brothers!

The communists were the peacemakers.

We were the problem.

We were the ones stirring the drink. We were the ones stirring things up. We were the threat. Reagan's finger was on the nuclear button. We were always the problem; Gorbachev was always the solution. So here comes Putin, and he's a tough guy, and he's being called a peacemaker around the world. That's not a stretch. I got people coming to this realization. I guess it may be a bit of a positive. It may not. For me, it's unsurprising.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; Russia
KEYWORDS: putin; rushlive; rushtranscript; sochiolympics

1 posted on 02/07/2014 11:53:14 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I’ll take Putin for U.S. president over Fauxbama Alex.


2 posted on 02/07/2014 11:58:51 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Kaslin

Bob Costas is a total a—hole.

He has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

I would not perpendicularly traverse a linearly aligned conveyance route to micturate upon him were I to ascertain that he was rapidly combining with oxygen.


3 posted on 02/07/2014 11:59:22 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Kaslin

I was assured by our local FR russophiles that Vladi was trying to teach journos a lesson by placing them in sub-standard accomodations.


4 posted on 02/07/2014 12:12:07 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: WayneS

I agree on Bob Costas.


5 posted on 02/07/2014 12:25:44 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Kaslin

People around here praise Putin. Why should NBC be different?


6 posted on 02/07/2014 12:28:52 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

And the alternative is mac daddy?

When he looks in the mirror the reflection does not trust or believe a word he says or does.


7 posted on 02/07/2014 12:38:02 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: chiefqc
And the alternative is mac daddy

You act like that's the only choice. Personally I wouldn't want to live under either one.

8 posted on 02/07/2014 12:40:59 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

Where are you living now?


9 posted on 02/07/2014 12:51:48 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: WayneS
Bob Costas is a total a—hole. He has no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

It took two years and two back-to-back NBA championships before Costas made the words come out of his mouth, that the Houston Rockets -- finally! -- were the best in basketball.

Truth in advocacy .... I was screaming at the TV set during the postgame in 1995, "Give it up, GIVE IT UP you little _________!" He finally did, like Lucifer on the Day of Judgment. I hope it hurt.

10 posted on 02/07/2014 12:57:36 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: chiefqc
Where are you living now

Here. Are you in Russia?

11 posted on 02/07/2014 12:58:10 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Kaslin

The threat is windbag neocons like Limbaugh.


12 posted on 02/07/2014 1:21:37 PM PST by Romulus
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To: DoodleDawg

No,here also. I was wondering since you would rather not live under either.


13 posted on 02/07/2014 1:22:52 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: chiefqc

One difference is that we’ll eventually be rid of Obama. For Putin, once he hits his term limit then he can put a patsy in office for a couple of years and then become president again. He did it before, why not a second time? It’s never-ending.


14 posted on 02/07/2014 1:26:21 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Romulus
I suggest you crawl back under your rock you crawled out from.


15 posted on 02/07/2014 1:39:00 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Kaslin; Romulus

Amen


16 posted on 02/07/2014 1:40:45 PM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Kaslin

Obama, Limbaugh and Putin - two of them love their country.


17 posted on 02/07/2014 1:41:25 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: Kaslin

18 posted on 02/07/2014 1:56:11 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Perfect.


19 posted on 02/07/2014 1:58:38 PM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: DoodleDawg

I don’t trust Putin, I’m sure he’s not particularly friendly to true freedom. However I respect Putin,
his knowledge and ability’s. He might not be an
enemy of America, he probably is not our friend. He
is looking out for the interests of Russia which of
course serves his interests. He might not be wonderful
but he’s is a damn sight better for Russia than Obama
is for America.


20 posted on 02/07/2014 3:24:18 PM PST by nvscanman
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To: nvscanman
Good evening.

don’t trust Putin,

Smart move.

I’m sure he’s not particularly friendly to true freedom.

You are correct.

However I respect Putin, his knowledge and ability’s.

Understood.

He might not be an enemy of America, he probably is not our friend.

He IS an enemy of the U.S. Trust me on this one. I have read his "file."

5.56mm

21 posted on 02/07/2014 3:31:34 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Kaslin

Costas is a muttering moron.


22 posted on 02/07/2014 3:42:08 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Kaslin


23 posted on 02/07/2014 3:44:09 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: All

First day of Olympics coverage and I was hearing about the terrible conditions in sochi. I have no doubt that the stories could be true but I also don’t trust anyone in western media to say a single nice thing about Putin. I turn on the coverage and I hear them talking about homophobia in Russia. The olympics haven’t even started and they were starting with this garbage. The left wing gay news will do whatever it takes to insult russia and putin.


24 posted on 02/07/2014 4:15:48 PM PST by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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To: Kaslin

No contest: NBC = Nothing But Communism.


25 posted on 02/07/2014 4:21:31 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: M Kehoe

When I see the slavering worship of Putin by some Freepers here, I understand why some people in America loved Hitler in the ‘30’s.

Horrifying...

Ed


26 posted on 02/07/2014 10:49:52 PM PST by Sir_Ed
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To: Sir_Ed
When I see the slavering worship of Putin by some Freepers here, I understand why some people in America loved Hitler in the ‘30’s.

and that's the problem that Obama has created. The absolute hate and distrust of everything he stands for, touches or supports. I'm speaking of Obama. He was absolutely schooled by Putin in Syria. Think about this.. Putin was the "defender of the Christians" in Syria. Putin let it be known that he had his support on the side of CHRISTIANS while Obama was letting Americans AND Christians burn in our embassy and in villages in Syria and throughout the Mideast.

So we have a homosexual supporting, Christian hating, American Dream hating, White hating, capitalist hating, armed forces disrespecting/hating President and administration and then we have a russian thug who is the heterosexual, Christian defending, non-metrosexual hard ass Putin.

Obama HAS changed our country. Those that supported police now HATE them, supported our government-now hate almost every program,law and regulation that it promotes... to do for the "public good".

Obama has our core, those that would gladly have given their lives for this country to hate almost everything about it other than fellow conservative Christians.

He is the feces stuck on the toilet bowel of American History that won't flush easily.

27 posted on 02/07/2014 11:07:22 PM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Dick Vomer

Indeed. It’s like we’re living in Bizarro World.


28 posted on 02/08/2014 11:23:37 AM PST by ReformationFan
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To: Kaslin

I really don’t think Putin is communist. I think he’s an autocrat, for sure. I’m not disputing that. His policies are surely not democratic. He seems to be more of a czar type, rather than a communist Premier. In time we’ll see, but Putin may be the best thing FOR RUSSIA right now. He’s made alliances with the Russian orthodox church, which certainly couldn’t be a bad thing, considering the communists tried to stamp out religion. Whether it’s for political purposes or not, doesn’t matter. I for one find myself at odds (as usual) with the main stream media; I don’t care about the Russian anti-gay propaganda law. In fact, it’s probably good. Not to say i want to see it here in America...


29 posted on 02/08/2014 1:07:24 PM PST by FutureRocketMan (Santorum/Perry or Perry/Santorum 2016 Rand Paul's pretty good too.)
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To: FutureRocketMan

I see Putin as a transitionary figure.

Russia wasn’t quite ready for American-style Democracy after the fall of the Soviet Union, it just simply is not a concept in their political DNA.

It will take generations for the Russian people to overcome 70+ years of centralized Bolshevik rule, and centuries of Czarist rule before that.

But the alternative to someone like Putin, is political chaos, as in Italy.


30 posted on 02/08/2014 1:10:03 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Kaslin

Neither Putin nor Russia are communist. They’re heavily given to cronyism and corruption, but have a capitalist economy all the same. In some ways Russia is actually more capitalistic than the US: it has no death tax, and it has a flat tax on income. On the other hand, Russia has single-payer health care; it isn’t a uniformly more capitalistic country than the US.


31 posted on 02/08/2014 9:31:11 PM PST by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: dfwgator

Russians have no history of democratic government. None at all. It’s always been an authoritarian culture.


32 posted on 02/13/2014 7:51:32 AM PST by Borges
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