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Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:10 PM

Someone needs to explain the rightís adoration for Vladimir Putin because itís creeping me out.


Is This How Patriotism Works?
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/08/25/why-u-s-conservatives-love-russias-vladimir-putin/

I voted against George W. Bush in both 2000 and 2004, and I spent most of his presidency actively working against his administration with every tool at my disposal, but I never said or wrote that I would prefer that the country be led by a foreigner or a foreign leader. Not so, for many pundits on the right. Ann Coulter wants Benjamin Netanyahu to be our president, Erick Erickson wants David Cameron to be our president, and Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle would be okay with either Netanyahu or Vladimir Putin being our president.


http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/political-animal-a/2014_08/is_this_how_patriotism_works051906.php

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Reply Someone needs to explain the rightís adoration for Vladimir Putin because itís creeping me out. (Original post)
kpete Aug 2014 OP
Coventina Aug 2014 #1
sabrina 1 Aug 2014 #5
Rex Aug 2014 #2
TexasProgresive Aug 2014 #3
zappaman Aug 2014 #4
sabrina 1 Aug 2014 #9
tularetom Aug 2014 #11
TexasProgresive Aug 2014 #12
Rex Aug 2014 #15
rock Aug 2014 #24
treestar Aug 2014 #6
RKP5637 Aug 2014 #7
treestar Aug 2014 #8
RKP5637 Aug 2014 #22
bemildred Aug 2014 #10
hifiguy Aug 2014 #21
former9thward Aug 2014 #13
moondust Aug 2014 #14
Louisiana1976 Aug 2014 #16
lame54 Aug 2014 #17
Dirty Socialist Aug 2014 #18
lunatica Aug 2014 #19
RKP5637 Aug 2014 #23
Spider Jerusalem Aug 2014 #20

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:11 PM

1. What's even more creepy is the left's adoration.

c.f. the thread in LBN.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:21 PM

5. The 'left' adored Saddam too, remember?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:12 PM

2. They love to fantasize about America being a dictatorship, kinda like it was under the BFEE.

 

What else do you expect from a group that gets most of it's funding from Communist China and the Koch brothers?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:17 PM

3. He's perceived as a tough, white guy.

That's what they want. It's why the 27% that was continually loyal to bush like him. They saw him as tough, male and WHITE! He was none of these thing but hey it is perception that counts with some people.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:20 PM

4. Exactly.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:24 PM

9. The right hates Putin. To them he's a commie, leftie enemy who the LEFT LOVES. Where does this

garbage come from? Because one public right wing figure snarks about replacing a Dem president with EVEN a commie from Russia everyone runs with the 'Right loves Putin'??

Every Right Wing moron I have ever met, HATES Russia with a passion and especially Putin. But they WOULD say 'even he' would be better than 'demoncrat'.

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:29 PM

11. Well, he was white and arguably male

Tough was just an act.

However the liberal media did their job in crafting an image of him as a tough guy so a sizable percentage of idiot Amurkins bought into it.

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Response to tularetom (Reply #11)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:31 PM

12. There you go. n/t

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Response to tularetom (Reply #11)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:44 PM

15. Very true.

 


Putin out in the wilderness stalking bears!

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Response to TexasProgresive (Reply #3)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 05:19 PM

24. I'm going with this group of replies

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:22 PM

6. It sure is

Especially after their demands for loyalty to their sort-of elected POTUS 2001-2009.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:22 PM

7. They love authoritarianism and somehow are stupid enough to think it's always with them, for them. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #7)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:23 PM

8. Exactly right.

High School macho posturing means more to them than how many people get killed when the world is seen in such a simple and barbaric fashion.

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Response to treestar (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 04:26 PM

22. Some of them never even made it off of the 7th grade playground! n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:27 PM

10. Do you remember when we all went bananas here over Raygun?

"The shining city on the hill" and all that right-wing jingo nationalist crap? Well, that's Putin in Russia. And right-wingers everywhere lap that stuff up.

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Response to bemildred (Reply #10)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 04:13 PM

21. Eeyup.

 

The low-info jingoists always go for this shit like a honey badger tears into a beehive.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:40 PM

13. The right hates Putin.

It's the Rs who want to go to war with him. Have you been listening to McCain, etc., etc.?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:43 PM

14. Giuliani

ďHe makes a decision and he executes it, quickly. And then everybody reacts. Thatís what you call a leader,Ē Giuliani said.

Today's RW authoritarians would have loved Hitler as well.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 03:57 PM

16. Here's why some right-wingers love Putin: He's a fascist and they can relate to fascists.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 04:03 PM

17. For the repugs - Russian trumps black

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 04:06 PM

18. Authoritarians Respect And Admire Other Authoritarians

It's that simple.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 04:09 PM

19. Maybe it's that he takes his shirt off a lot, showing his macho chest.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #19)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 04:28 PM

23. ... probably some control freaks mixed in with that same crowd too, and/or one in the same. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Aug 31, 2014, 04:11 PM

20. That's one of the characteristics of right-wing politics; admiration for "strong leaders".

It's a trait of an ideology that emphasises conformity while at the same time disdaining collective action.

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