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Boehner and Menendez react to Putin’s op-ed: “I was insulted,” “I almost wanted to vomit”
Hot Air ^ | 9/12/2013

Posted on 09/12/2013 1:49:07 PM PDT by markomalley

Via the Free Beacon and the Corner. No surprise that two of O’s few Syria allies in Congress would be outraged on his behalf by Putin’s latest humiliation, but honestly, I’ve been against striking Syria all along and I was irritated by the op-ed too. Makes me wonder how many doves on the Hill are starting to chafe at the obvious enjoyment the Kremlin and its client are taking in embarrassing the White House, notwithstanding the fact that our president spent a full year moronically bumbling his way into this mess. You may hate having Ryan Leaf at quarterback, but that doesn’t make it easier to watch the other team celebrate for 15 minutes in the end zone after they pick him off and run it back. Hitting Syria is unpopular enough with American voters that Putin can probably go on dancing for awhile before sentiments start to shift in Congress, but there’ll be no new “resets” in 2017, needless to say. Coming soon from John McCain’s press shop: It’s time to arm the Novosibirsk rebels.

Speaking of which, why did the Times greenlight Putin’s piece after rejecting an op-ed submitted by McCain when he was GOP nominee in 2008? Both pieces were of national interest because of the stature of the author; both pieces were crafted with an eye to advancing a political agenda, not stating a candid opinion. If campaign talking points don’t qualify as news during a presidential election, why does Kremlin propaganda qualify in the middle of a big UN charade?


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1 posted on 09/12/2013 1:49:07 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

A kick in the sweets will do that...


2 posted on 09/12/2013 1:50:25 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: markomalley
But Vladi is so dreamy!
3 posted on 09/12/2013 1:50:55 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: markomalley

The Tupolev is over the target.


4 posted on 09/12/2013 1:51:11 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley
“I almost wanted to vomit”

Kinda like how we feel, Boehner, when we have to watch you kissy-kissy King Zero's a$$.

5 posted on 09/12/2013 1:53:13 PM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: markomalley

Well, Boehner sure knows something about insulting Americans.


6 posted on 09/12/2013 1:53:40 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: markomalley

Did it make BoBo cry?


7 posted on 09/12/2013 1:55:33 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: markomalley

The day has actually arrived when the President of Russia is respected by a very significant percentage of the American people more than the current President of the United States. People follow leaders. It would be chilling if a legitimate poll was conducted.


8 posted on 09/12/2013 1:56:14 PM PDT by allendale
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To: markomalley

i haven’t read the op ed... or the article above. Putin’s exception to America’s exceptionalism is probably valid...

America is no longer defined as the rugged individualist that stakes his existence on his own resourcefulness, but a socialist looter, similar to every other grabber around the developing world.

if true americans can shed the yoke of crony capitalism and consumerism, we may have a chance to reclaim our exceptionalism. it still exists in our documents, we just need to acknowledge them again.

teeman


9 posted on 09/12/2013 1:57:08 PM PDT by teeman8r (Armageddon won't be pretty, but it's not like it's the end of the world.)
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To: markomalley
We just got checkmated with a rather large smirk from chessmaster Putin, who just got promoted to grandmaster.


10 posted on 09/12/2013 1:57:37 PM PDT by MarkBsnr (I would not believe in the Gospel, if the authority of the Catholic Church did not move me to do so.)
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To: markomalley

Putin’s making all the right people vomit.

Too bad the Kremlin is all in bed with new world order.

Hey world - why not all break away from new world order at the same time ?

New world order does not actually have it’s own military - it uses everyone elses, one nation against the other.

If every nation gave them the boot at once, they’d be out on the street.

Every nation could confiscate new world order assets, just like they have a habit of confiscating everyone elses.

Every nation would then be in business for itself.

Imagine the money everyone could earn.

Low taxes. No government debt.

Governments could go back to facing their normal challenge of battling corruption.

But no big debt-mongers would be out there bleeding everyone dry.

Food for thought.


11 posted on 09/12/2013 1:57:56 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: allendale

Its not even about respect. We know what Putin is but its pathetic and disgusting to see our elected officials feign when they themselves are no better.


12 posted on 09/12/2013 1:58:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: allendale

I was thinking the same thing today. Vlad may be an idiot but he hasn’t been all over the charts with his Syria policy. My head is spinning trying to keep up with Kerry and Obama.


13 posted on 09/12/2013 1:58:34 PM PDT by kempster
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To: jeffc

likewise


14 posted on 09/12/2013 1:58:41 PM PDT 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: jeffc

likewise


15 posted on 09/12/2013 1:59:55 PM PDT 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: PieterCasparzen

During Putin’s eight years in office, industry grew by 76%, investments increased by 125%,[17] and agricultural production and construction increased as well. Real incomes more than doubled and the average monthly salary increased sevenfold from $80 to $640.[15][18] From 2000 to 2006 the volume of consumer credit increased 45 times[136][137] and the middle class grew from 8 million to 55 million. The number of people living below the poverty line decreased from 30% in 2000 to 14% in 2008.[17][138]
In 2001, Putin, who has advocated liberal economic policies, introduced a flat tax rate of 13%;[139][140] the corporate rate of tax was also reduced from 35 percent to 24 percent;[139] Small businesses also get better treatment. The old system with high tax rates has been replaced by a new system where companies can choose either a 6-percent tax on gross revenue or a 15-percent tax on profits.[139] The overall tax burden is lower in Russia than in most European countries.[141]


16 posted on 09/12/2013 2:01:11 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: markomalley

Why do these whiners have to sound like they take Vlad seriously?

Should have simply said:

“I considered the source, and it’s the kind of condescending remark you would expect from a KGB master.”


17 posted on 09/12/2013 2:01:26 PM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: teeman8r

You gave me new insight into Putin’s op ed. On one hand he is joining Obama in not understanding what American Exceptionalism is. But for several years we have been the socialist looters with lots of firepower overseas. So in one sense Putin is envious of our past but on the other he is correct about our present.


18 posted on 09/12/2013 2:01:59 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: jeffc
Kinda like how we feel, Boehner, when we have to watch you kissy-kissy King Zero's a$$.

bwhahaah well AT LEAST JOHNNY WASN'T 'AGHAST'

That's what I FEARED MOST...

THANK GOD THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN..
19 posted on 09/12/2013 2:02:19 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: markomalley

No proof, but who here doubts that McLame was IN on Bengazi?

The more I think about it, the more sense it makes.

Miss Lindsay, also?


20 posted on 09/12/2013 2:03:00 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: 1rudeboy
So tired of the Putin fanboys.

Why would you support the expert Communist in the Kremlin when you can't stand the rookie Communist in the White House?

21 posted on 09/12/2013 2:03:12 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: markomalley

Boehner makes me want to vomit. So There!


22 posted on 09/12/2013 2:03:36 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: markomalley

All of those politicians who support us becoming involved in Syria’s civil war are nauseating and insult the intelligence of the American people.


23 posted on 09/12/2013 2:04:43 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: wideawake

because Putin is no commie. He’s far right of most gop politicians


24 posted on 09/12/2013 2:04:49 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: gaijin

McCain and Graham screaming for an investigation on Benghazi just means they’re looking at a way of deflecting blame from their scumbag selves.

I haven’t forgotten their cheerleading to go into Libya.


25 posted on 09/12/2013 2:06:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley
Putin's "exceptionalism" line was clearly a misunderstanding of what that term means to Americans, and was ill-considered. Blame his translator, or perhaps the NYT editors, who hate America more than Putin ever has.
It was clear he has no clue of our concept of "American Exceptionalism", and meant that the U.S. must abide by the U.N. Charter the Senate ratified in 1945 just like every other country, which bars the use of military force except in self-defense or with UNSC approval.
26 posted on 09/12/2013 2:07:26 PM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: allendale; wideawake
Consider the following comment:

The day has actually arrived when the President of Russia is respected by a very significant percentage of the American people more than the current President of the United States. People follow leaders. It would be chilling if a legitimate poll was conducted.

People just never followed Russian politics, I suppose . . . until they saw some random AP headline regarding homo marriage. I will tell you this, the people who "respect" Putin deserve someone like him, and not an acolyte such as Obama.

27 posted on 09/12/2013 2:08:02 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Old Sarge

I almost wanted to vomit?!?! WTH kind of response is that? What a bunch of losers.


28 posted on 09/12/2013 2:12:24 PM PDT by sheana
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To: 4rcane
because Putin is no commie

You've really never heard of the KGB? Really?

29 posted on 09/12/2013 2:12:25 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: montag813

America is exceptional, not because of blood, skin color, foreign policy, or military. America is exceptional because for a long time (til recently) they were the Free-ist country on earth


30 posted on 09/12/2013 2:12:41 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: markomalley

I’ve only seen bits and pieces of Putin’s op ed (and that’s my fault, I admit it). I’ve also seen bits and pieces of the American ruling class vomiting all over it. That may be my fault but I can only stomach so much.

It still does not change the key facts here:

Russia has a competent leader who knows the national interests of his country and is pursing them aggressively.

America is ruled by an incompetent narcissist, whom the voter of average intellect should have known is unqualified for the office.


31 posted on 09/12/2013 2:13:10 PM PDT by henkster (democrats will sacrifice the lives of our servicemen so 0bama doesn't look bad.)
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To: teeman8r
i haven’t read the op ed... or the article above. Putin’s exception to America’s exceptionalism is probably valid...

The Bible tells us that people are the same in the eyes of God.

I've never fallen for the shallow grasp at my pride where someone tells me I'm exceptional because I'm an American.

I'm just a humble sinner, no better than anyone else.

No nation, including America, as any implicit right to covertly overthrow another nation's government.

Every nation does have the right to defend itself from any attack. Every citizen has a right to go down swinging, right to the end, if they are attacked.

But false evidence of an attack does not legitimize aggression. Americans have been grossly lied to about their own history and the US government - and those who have the most influence on it - have precipitated wars and revolutions. Which infuriates me as an American citizen whose ancesters were in America long before America was America.

The founding fathers NEVER claimed that the "founding documents" gave America any rights superior to those of any other nation.
32 posted on 09/12/2013 2:13:38 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: wideawake

KGB? Like CIA? You think all CIA members are capitalist or something? Look at Putin’s economic policies

from wiki
During Putin’s eight years in office, industry grew by 76%, investments increased by 125%,[17] and agricultural production and construction increased as well. Real incomes more than doubled and the average monthly salary increased sevenfold from $80 to $640.[15][18] From 2000 to 2006 the volume of consumer credit increased 45 times[136][137] and the middle class grew from 8 million to 55 million. The number of people living below the poverty line decreased from 30% in 2000 to 14% in 2008.[17][138]
In 2001, Putin, who has advocated liberal economic policies, introduced a flat tax rate of 13%;[139][140] the corporate rate of tax was also reduced from 35 percent to 24 percent;[139] Small businesses also get better treatment. The old system with high tax rates has been replaced by a new system where companies can choose either a 6-percent tax on gross revenue or a 15-percent tax on profits.[139] The overall tax burden is lower in Russia than in most European countries.[141]


33 posted on 09/12/2013 2:14:30 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: 4rcane

It’s still a gas-and-oil economy. Oil prices or yields fall, and Russia is in trouble.


34 posted on 09/12/2013 2:14:53 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: wideawake

And I forgot to mention: the day you hear that Obama is collaborating with Putin on policy issues (setting aside this farce about Syria and the issue of homo marriage), is the day our Republic ends.


35 posted on 09/12/2013 2:15:02 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Alter Kaker

While I agree that most of Russia’s current wealth is due to resource sector. Thats no different to Norway, Australia or Canada. The fact is, Putin run a low tax government. Other sectors will take some time to grow


36 posted on 09/12/2013 2:18:28 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: markomalley
Menendez probably caught something from one of those 13 year old DR hookers he's so fond of.
37 posted on 09/12/2013 2:19:02 PM PDT by Old North State
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To: markomalley

Blame the Nancy Boy in the White House.

Putin is a back alley bully and Obama is a pussy with rich, powerful friends- it’s a classic match up.


38 posted on 09/12/2013 2:21:51 PM PDT by Iron Munro (<)
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To: markomalley

Don’t vomit you silly boys. Threaten to kick Putin’s butt. That will have him quaking in his boots.


39 posted on 09/12/2013 2:22:53 PM PDT by pallis
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To: PieterCasparzen
If governments would just stop paying back debts to national banks they'd have a real lot of money to shore up national economies.

If there's globalism it causes wealth and power to flow upwards away from nations and their inhabitants.

In the long run if globalism collapses, (after a period of transition), who suffers except the globalists?

This is where I am at the thought stage. I really don't know enough to have a positive view.

40 posted on 09/12/2013 2:23:24 PM PDT by grania
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To: 1rudeboy

With a one-party tyranny of Obama and the corrupt GOP-E, coupled with a culture that is a putrid, degenerate sewer, the American Republic is already near death.

At least Russia has a LEADER who is guided by serving his nation’s interests. Plus, he’s also a MAN. Unlike the faggot POS we have polluting the White House.


41 posted on 09/12/2013 2:23:31 PM PDT by greene66
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To: markomalley

Even after laughing his balls off, Putin has more balls than Obama.


42 posted on 09/12/2013 2:24:46 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: markomalley
Boehner and Menendez, this is what happens when you throw yourself behind someone like Obama. When he humiliated himself, he humiliated you as well. Everyone else knew Obama was out of his depth: when are you going to figure it out?

Obama elevated Putin to the status of a world leader, by acting like a school bully daring Assad to "cross that line". Assad crossed it, and Putin effectively backed him up. And Obama backed down.

Maybe someday Boehner and Mendendez will realize that if they hadn't been enabling Obama by protecting him -- FIVE YEARS AGO -- we wouldn't be in this mess now.

43 posted on 09/12/2013 2:25:52 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: markomalley

Too bad that the US has become “The Evil Empire”.

A lot of us wants to vomit.


44 posted on 09/12/2013 2:26:43 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: 4rcane

You make a number of good points. We have been drifting leftwards for 50 years (or more). Even during the 80s, government still expanded, schools got more ideological, businesses became more fettered, and individual liberty shrunk. And that was with a conservative president. Meanwhile, Russia was given a clean state, and fundamentally changed — the notion that they are communist, is silly. In most ways, it is hard to state exactly why we would consider Russia to be on our left. Looking at the size and scope of our government, I am not sure I would say that Sweden is even on our left.

While many consider Russia to be our enemy (and it is true that their interests and ours collide often), we have so many enemies internally that we need look no further than our borders.


45 posted on 09/12/2013 2:27:44 PM PDT by jjsheridan5 (never again: done with the Establishment Republicans forever)
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To: greene66
Stick it back in your pants. It's completely understandable to feel that something better is right around the corner (in this case, across the Atlantic). I merely suggest that, before you wish for something, try studying it first.

The folks on FR who "wish" for a "strong" leader such as Vladi, deserve him, as I said. Problem is . . . you won't be able to whine about him on FR, because he will shut it down.

46 posted on 09/12/2013 2:27:46 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: cripplecreek
McCain and Graham screaming for an investigation on Benghazi just means they’re looking at a way of deflecting blame from their scumbag selves.

And I wonder who it is they are maneuvering to lead "investigation?" The only thing missing here is arlen specter with another magic bullet.

47 posted on 09/12/2013 2:30:18 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: 1rudeboy

Save it...

If you don’t understand how far down the rabbit hole we have gone, as a nation, when the Ex-KGB Officer President of Russia, is holding the moral high ground over the Peace Prize-winning Pres of the US, then you are really screwed.


48 posted on 09/12/2013 2:30:32 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: tcrlaf

Funny how ostensibly conservative FReepers bolted for the rabbit hole of relativism, right?


49 posted on 09/12/2013 2:31:39 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: wideawake

Putin is the most popular leader in the Western World.


50 posted on 09/12/2013 2:39:23 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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