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  •  Palin, who is no bright light aside, (1+ / 0-)
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    I too don't see any widespread love of Putin within the GOP. I think it's a stretch to call Putin the US right's guy.  

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 09:52:59 AM PST

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    •  Really? Seems like there's been (1+ / 0-)
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      praise from several on the right. Summarized well here:

      At that time, you had members of the right-wing in this country go ga-ga over Putin. Pundits like Rush Limbaugh, Matt Drudge, Erick Erickson and Sean Hannity were praising the Russian President for his stance. Other Republicans like Pat Buchanan and Ralph Peters claimed that Putin was providing the type of leadership that the US apparently lacked at that moment. Basically, if you tuned into Fox News or talk radio during that time, you got a whole lot of Putin hero-worshiping.

      In fact, the hero-worshiping didn’t stop with Syria. After that, with the Winter Olympics fast approaching, many social conservatives took up the ‘Putin is awesome’ stance due to his country’s anti-gay laws. Therefore, after a while, you had the hawks and the religious right all joining hands and displaying their mutual affection for a man who had essentially become a dictator of his nation.

      How Do Republicans Feel Now About Their Recent Hero-Worshiping Of Vladimir Putin?

      The religious right has been vocal and  proud of his stance against gay rights.

      I think it's more Obama Derangement Syndrome than anything that's driving this but they need to read their Mary Shelley and remember the monster doesn't really give a shit who made him once he's attacking the village.

      We view "The Handmaid's Tale" as cautionary. The GOP views it as an instruction book.

      by Vita Brevis on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 10:39:49 AM PST

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      •  VB - I think you have misinterpreted the wingers (1+ / 0-)
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        What they are saying is that in their view Putin has played his hand in a more forceful way showing President Obama's weakness. They have no affinity for Putin's actual policies. They wingers are expressing their anger because they feel that US foreign policy appears so ineffective. I think that is very different than actually supporting Putin.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Tue Mar 04, 2014 at 04:15:28 PM PST

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