Dallas, TX — It has been interesting to watch Putin gain in popularity as he outwits Obama. Since he invaded Crimea, Putin's approval ratings in
As the Obama administration argues over which symbolic, empty gestures it plans to use next, Putin smiles (or sneers, I’m not sure which; with him, it’s a creepy yet subtle distinction).
Hillary and the O-bots did what they do best: made speeches on the matter, one even comparing Putin to Hitler. To be fair, all Putin did was take back part of a bordering country that used to be a part of the Soviet Union and probably wanted to re-join Mother Russia anyway. It’s not like Putin forced all the citizens of a country to buy expensive, government-mandated health insurance he deemed they needed -- or go to jail.
For those keeping sanction score at home, so far Obama has only gotten Putin kicked out of the meaningless G-8 meeting. Don’t underestimate this; it means Putin doesn’t get his 2014 G8 T-shirt or the handsome tote bag with Angela Merkel’s picture on it. The lesson here is that invading another country gets you out of a boring meeting. I might invade the cubicle next to me if it gets me out of the upcoming human resources meeting.
We choose to try minimal economic sanctions in order to punish
To be fair, Putin did allow Crimeans to vote to join
Obama is an affirmative action product of academia, schooled in the theoretical world of liberal, faculty lounge, naïve notions and arrogant discourse. Putin is a pragmatic, cold blooded, ex-KGB thug. If someone made movies about their lives, which one would you want to watch?
Obama was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize before he was even in office a year. Just weeks after invading
The Nobel Prize has become a joke, hijacked by a leftist committee. Ronald Reagan was never nominated, but through strength he demolished the Berlin Wall and gave freedom to millions.
I’d like to have seen the faces of Putin's fellow “Peace Prize” nominees when the KGB asked for their names, addresses and a brief description of their car.
The White House does produce one thing well: excuses. The O-bots said they did not see the
Obama seems powerless to do much about the macho Putin. Putin pumps iron, while our presidents don’t even pump their own gas. He is a man who rides shirtless on horses and spears fish. Our only hope of scaring him is to have a shirtless Chris Christie ride in on a Clydesdale horse and spear his own fried shrimp dinner at Red Lobster.
Obama is not paying attention. Sadly, neither are American voters. God help
Ron Hart is a syndicated op-ed humorist, author and TV/radio commentator. Email Ron@RonaldHart.com or at visit RonaldHart.com.