Some people here actually favor Putin’s tyrannical takeovers. I guess it’s a strange new form of conservatism that cheers for a bullying autocrat.
Yup, it's pathetic. Those are mostly the paulbot conspiracy theorists who think RT (Zerohedge and Infowars links to them constantly) is a real media outlet and that all of this is about fiat currency, gold stocks, neo-cons, etc. Add in a few misguided conservatives that hate Obama so much they think the enemy of their enemy is automatically their friend, and the isolationism streak that comes with the rising libertarian influence over segments of the conservative movement, and you get a lot of disgraceful pro Putin sentiment that makes one cringe reading some of these threads.
“Putins tyrannical takeovers.” Ummm, the people of Crimea voted over 97% in favor of joining the Russian Federation. Putin asked for & got approval from Russian parliament before moving troops into Crimea, as requested by Russian citizens there. We should be so lucky to have our beloved zerO ask foir the approval of ANYTHING before he acts. You need to get your facts straight before opening your mouth.