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The Putin/Obama Phenomenon: James Bond vs Steve Urkel
Clash Daily ^ | 3/11/14 | Julie Prince

Posted on 03/11/2014 8:50:20 PM PDT by Impala64ssa

It’s not hard to tell that there is a power struggle that is going on between Obama and Vladimir Putin, and the world has taken notice. There has been a strange sort of respect going on for a communist dictator who would otherwise be trashed in the eyes of free Americans. Could it be that Americans think so little of Obama, that a Dictator could win their hearts?

On one hand you have the former KGB agent, Putin, who is seen as an uber masculine machine and a picture of physical strength and stamina. Photos have surfaced on the internet with him (shirtless) riding on the back of a horse and a photoshopped grizzly bear in the wild; an image that would suggest he’s a real manly man. He is a proud Russian with a large ego and is precise about what he says and means and does what he says he will do.

On the other hand, you have Obama, the former community organizer, who is seen as a mom-jeans-wearing “Steve Urkel” type. Instead of horses and bears, he prefers a Daisy 3 speed bike and a safety helmet as his means of transportation. Instead of shooting big-boy guns, Obama tries his hand at golf, being sure to strike a pose for the paparazzi cameras watching.

Obama tells lies to American citizens and has to write executive orders to get anything he wants done because he can’t rally support from his constituents. He runs away from foreign policy matters like a frightened child. Even Jimmy Carter was slightly more persuasive when it came to foreign policy; an extremely frightening thought. These are two very different portraits of a man and leadership in the eyes of the world.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: 0; putin

1 posted on 03/11/2014 8:50:20 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
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To: Impala64ssa

An insult to Urkel.


2 posted on 03/11/2014 8:51:58 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: Impala64ssa

It’s not a one or the other thing.

We’re not liberals - We can do two things at once.

Disliking Obama for the wimpish, aroogant ass that he is doesn’t mean we think Putin is the kind of guy we want as a leader either.

It looks like the only people Obama can get tough with are Americans, especially Bitter Clingers, WWII veterans and cancer victims booted off their health insurance by Obamacare.

So there is a certain irony in seeing Obama repeatedly having his ass handed to him by Putin.


3 posted on 03/11/2014 8:58:03 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Albert Einstein: The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: o-n-money

“An insult to Urkel.”

Thank you, agreed.

Also, an insult to James Bond who fought communists throughout his career.

It’s more like Dr. Evil vs. Zippy the pin-head.


4 posted on 03/11/2014 9:20:53 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Iron Munro

“So there is a certain irony in seeing Obama repeatedly having his ass handed to him by Putin.”

At least Putin doesn’t hate Russia.


5 posted on 03/11/2014 9:22:23 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Iron Munro

US citizens need to bring this warren of rats to bay. It is time to force Obama and the rest of his demiurges out of power and into prison.


6 posted on 03/11/2014 9:26:34 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (This is a wake up call. Join the Sultan Knish ping list.)
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To: Impala64ssa

Their Dictator is better than our Dicktater.


7 posted on 03/11/2014 9:30:05 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: o-n-money

More like pajama boy!


8 posted on 03/11/2014 9:30:48 PM PDT by winner3000
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To: Impala64ssa

He does remind me of Urkel a little bit but Urkel is smarter and not so crooked.


9 posted on 03/11/2014 9:36:38 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Paladin2
Their Dictator is better than our Dicktater.

Dicktaker.


10 posted on 03/11/2014 9:49:12 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Impala64ssa

11 posted on 03/11/2014 9:51:31 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: o-n-money

Agreed.


12 posted on 03/11/2014 10:23:40 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Impala64ssa
Not hard to guess which one is Putin.


13 posted on 03/12/2014 2:37:28 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Iron Munro

“there is a certain irony in seeing Obama repeatedly having his ass handed to him by Putin.”

Putin is running rings around the West at the moment. He is in a position to do pretty much whatever he wants.

The Western leaders are only too aware of the impossibility of going to war with Russia, and simultaneously petrified that the gas taps will be turned off; what we hear from Obama and EU country is only empty rhetoric and bluster.


14 posted on 03/12/2014 2:49:33 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Impala64ssa

Ouch.


15 posted on 03/12/2014 2:55:36 AM PDT by McGruff (I do not like the current Uncle Sam...)
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To: Impala64ssa

“a power struggle that is going on between Obama and Vladimir Putin”???

What “power struggle”?

Obama Administration is all form, and no substance.
Obama warns the Russians that there will be ‘consequences’ and makes phone call after phone call, while Kerry states that he will refuse to meet Putin or Lavrov unless they agree to his terms...

This posturing is akin to a sixteen year-old kid attempting to impress a girlfriend rather than the carefully judged action of statesmen. As a British analyst said: “the west agrees that something must be done to stop Russia, and it also agrees that nothing can be done to stop it.”


16 posted on 03/12/2014 3:04:41 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite

America is a superpower but is tossed on the ropes—why? Lack of leadership. Putin does what he does, not because Russia’s a superpower but because he uses what he has to the fullest of his ability. It shows how personality is a big factor in history—Modern history (Liberal) says its about Movements and political class struggle. Traditional history states its about men—great men, evil men, holding and using power. It looks like the old ideas are the true ones after all.


17 posted on 03/12/2014 7:55:53 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

“Putin does what he does, not because Russia’s a superpower but because he uses what he has to the fullest of his ability.”

Russia wants also RESPECT. It won’t allow the US to bully it, like US did to Libya, Pakistan or Yemen.

The other day I invented a proverb adhoc: “Don’t play in the bear’s woods and poke him in the ribs, he might get annoyed...”

Putin learned much from Yeltsyn, namely that a weak leader gets laughed at, despised and mocked. He himself never made that mistake. For years now - since 1999 - he strives to modernise and update the military, doubled the defence budget, used the oil and gas money to improve the people’s income (up 400% since year 2,000) , took back the national wealth (Yeltsyn privatisations) from the oligarchs, developped the economy (GDP up with 250%) and reduced drastically the national debt, which represent now only 8% of the GDP. He also introduced the flat tax, so people can get enough money left to buy goods. Last year 40 million Russians (25% of the population) took vacations abroad ... C’est du jamais vu in Russia, since the fall of Romanoffs...

Putin is nobody’s fool.


18 posted on 03/12/2014 8:35:06 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Marguerite
The same western countries that swooned over him during his first campaign.

The same western leaders that ensured his Noble Peace Prize.

The same western countries that want to arrest Bush because he was a meanie.


19 posted on 03/12/2014 9:29:48 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mountn man
"swooned over him (Obama) during his first campaign"

and he, the graduate of Law School from Harvard, takes decisions AGAINST his country laws!

The latest:

Washington’s decision to provide $1 billion financial aid to the Maidan-appointed government of Ukraine violate the US Code §22:

"the provision of foreign assistance is prohibited to the government of any country whose duly elected head of government is deposed by military coup or decree."

20 posted on 03/12/2014 11:25:28 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: mountn man

Obama is hosting the Kiev putschists’ “prime minister” (who has 6 nazis in his “government”, one of them being his “vice-prime minister”) at the White House.

I’m wondering if, instead of shaking hands, they will exchange a nazi salute.


21 posted on 03/12/2014 11:36:40 AM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm even better)
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