RON HART: Obama and Putin, a study in similarities

Published: Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 09:18 AM.

Putin gains in popularity as he out-foxes Obama. The result is that Obama has done what no other president has done: make Putin look reasonable by comparison. Both like to ramble on self-righteously, but the ex-KGB Putin is playing chess and our community-organizer-in-chief is playing checkers. By Russia getting Syria to place its “chemical weapons under international control,” Putin checkmated Obama again.

And just to think, this whole tension began when Obama and Hillary implied that Putin’s United Russia Party cheated to manufacture votes to win his election. Obama and Hillary are products of the ballot box-stuffing Chicago political machine; that was actually meant to be compliment.

Ron Hart is a syndicated op-ed humorist, author and TV/radio commentator. Email or at visit


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