Skip to comments.This Administration Thinks It’s Handling Putin Well
Posted on 07/22/2014 10:08:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Another piece of evidence to support the theory that this administration thinks its doing a terrific job, on every front, all the time:
David Axelrod ✔ @davidaxelrod
Remember not long ago when some folks in DC were
almost in awe of Putin's moxy and cunning? He's not
looking so slick now.
9:05 AM - 21 Jul 2014 Washington, DC, United States
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First, its spelled moxie.
Second, Obama and his fans love to blur the lines between acknowledging Putins ruthlessness and willingness to act, with little fear of consequence, with some sort of admiration for him. Remember when this crew used to sneer at the Bush administration for its bluster and overconfidence? Remember when they insisted the preceding administration wasnt part of the reality-based community?
Third, even if Putin isnt looking so swift now not that the Russian people will ever hear of it this administration is high-fiving itself over public relations while Vladimir Putin and his allies gain territory, power, and influence. Sure, handing top-of-the-line anti-aircraft missiles to the separatists in Eastern Ukraine makes Putin look wildly reckless to the point of foolishness. But how much does that really matter when Putin still has so many other levers of power? A military that dwarfs Russias neighbors, Middle Eastern client states, enormous intelligence agencies, leverage from gas and oil exports, a stranglehold on domestic media and public opinion
Putin is demonstrating that his allies increasingly control what happens on the ground at the crash site, and that international condemnation means nothing to the separatists. His actions in Crimea indicate that international public opinion doesnt matter much to him, either.
If theres no serious consequence to Russia, beyond another series of financial sanctions that Putins regime clearly doesnt sweat, who really doesnt look so slick?
Does this look like a man who worries about sanctions?
I think Putin has handled Obama well.
Bitch slapped him, openly and internationally.
Laid him bare for all to see.
That’s what he did in the KGB and the FSB, controlling foreign moles, agents, turncoats and spies.
And like Rev. Wright, the rev. Jesse Jackson and Obama, he claims to be Christian.
Yeah and the Iraqi government swore the US troops weren’t in the city. Bammy’s administration has handled Putin well alright, they’ve put him in the driver’s seat and bent over....
“Does this look like a man who is worried about sanctions?”
Nyet. He looks like a man who could bite a badger’s head off.
I know observations like this drive some here crazy, but hey—that’s just too bad.
They’ve got a badazz, we’ve got Tinkerbell. No, a fairy just below her: a sprite.
The Obama regime is going to get a lot of us killed.
“Remember not long ago when some folks in DC were
almost in awe of Putin’s moxy and cunning? He’s not
looking so slick now.”
That line could apply equally well to the now utterly silent Putin Fan Club that a few FReepers were a part of just months back (I still have the hate mail from a few of them, LOL).
As for Obama handling anything but his next fundraiser, pfaugh. Putin has probably overreached in Ukraine, and the downing of a civilian airliner by what appears to be pro-Russian forces is deplorable. But if Putin is cowed at all (and I don’t necessarily see that he is), it isn’t because of “Soft Power” diplomacy or anything else this bird-brained administration has done.
Yeah, and Nicole handled O.J. well.
Possession is 9/10 of the law. What has Obama gained?
Ohh yeh real well —
That capitulation statement from the administration yesterday was well timed and just so effective.
Some real sanctions would make Putin’s approval rating drop like a stone. Right now Russians are glad because they see they gained something without having to pay for it. This is mostly waiting behind Europe right now though.
obammy you ignorant slut.
Putin is playing you like you are his bitch pal.
Jive ass worthless punk only begins to describe obammy.
Putin has Obama in a box. Every once in a while he beats on the side of the box with a stick to be sure Obama isn’t asleep
This “Administration” thinks it’s handling EVERYTHING well and perhaps they are, assuming they are following their own plan of destruction.
It’s like chess against checkers. Embarrassing.
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