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Old 01-26-2014, 09:30 AM  
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Romney - Putin's better President than Obama

Putin a better president than Obama: Romney
By Aaron ShortJanuary 25, 2014 | 3:18am




Mitt Romney thinks Vladimir Putin is better at being president than Barack Obama.

Romney, who lost the presidential race to Obama, told NBC that the Russian leader “outperformed” the president “time and time again on the world stage.”
The former GOP nominee called the US and Russia “geopolitical adversaries,” blamed Putin for giving cover to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and said fugitive leaker Edward Snowden’s asylum in Russia was a “bit of a stick in the eye of America.”

But Romney gave Putin grudging respect as his nation prepares to host the Winter Olympics.

“I think most observers of the international political scene suggest that Russia has elevated itself in stature and America has been diminished,” Romney said.
White House press secretary Jay Carney said he “obviously disagreed” with Romney’s comments




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Old 01-26-2014, 02:32 PM   #16
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Obama is probably rather jealous of Putin. Obama seems to have his minions spending more time trying to control the press and messaging and trying to ferret out who leaked embarrassing information than anything else. They don't seem to care about the scandal of the week so much as who may have blown a whistle about it.

Obama gets to selectively enforce the law, or so he believes, and has to posture about his desire to govern by executive order even though he can't really do so because his primary motivator is not outcomes but political consequences. He obviously regards the political process as an impediment to him opposing his will.

He's probably rather jealous of Putin. After all, besides running rings around him as an executive, Putin doesn't have to worry about the pesky media or opposition parties always pointing out his mistakes, checks and balances, what remains of our judicial system's desire to check the executive branch, etc... Putin gets to be an emperor.

I think Obama went to office thinking that riding on a wave of personal charm, speechmaking, and "be a part of history" goodwill, he'd get to be something closer to an emperor too.

Unfortunately, the office has asked Obama to not be an emperor but a leader, something he's rather clueless about.
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:34 PM   #17
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Well, America voted for Obama instead of Romney. So that means that Putin would be a better President than Romney too.
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:51 PM   #18
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Well, America voted for Obama instead of Romney. So that means that Putin would be a better President than Romney too.
I'm pretty sure the election would look completely different if you held it today vs. several years ago.
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:07 PM   #19
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JFC. Perfect.

So, he's really bitter. Or he's just as dumb as the right-wing CP crowd.
I thought you were the one who is a stickler for accuracy in titles?
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:16 PM   #20
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I'm pretty sure the election would look completely different if you held it today vs. several years ago.
Suppose we had either POTUS candidate up against Putin?
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:17 PM   #21
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To be clear, I'm talking Putin as the American President. He would be held in check by our laws.
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:19 PM   #22
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Nobody thinks Putin is teh bomb or wants him over our guys, but he is certainly more decisive and resolute when it comes to foreign affairs.

When he talks about a Red Line... the world takes him seriously.
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:23 PM   #23
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Nobody thinks Putin is teh bomb or wants him over our guys, but he is certainly more decisive and resolute when it comes to foreign affairs.

When he talks about a Red Line... the world takes him seriously.
Booooo! OK, fine. Who would win; Putin or Rob Ford (the drunk driving, crack smoking Mayor of Toronto)?
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:33 PM   #24
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Well, America voted for Obama instead of Romney. So that means that Putin would be a better President than Romney too.
Well, if this isn't sound logic I've never heard any.
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Old 01-26-2014, 03:34 PM   #25
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Nobody thinks Putin is teh bomb or wants him over our guys, but he is certainly more decisive and resolute when it comes to foreign affairs.

When he talks about a Red Line... the world takes him seriously.
First of all, this.

Second of all, the thread title and Post article text don't back up what Romney said. "Doing better in foreign affairs" is not the same as "Is better".
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Second of all, the thread title and Post article text don't back up what Romney said. "Doing better in foreign affairs" is not the same as "Is better".
Romney didn't use the word "better" at all.
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Well, if this isn't sound logic I've never heard any.
As long as we're all here in this circle jerk somebody should get to come.
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This reminds of a time when I stated that Hitler was an effective leader.
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This reminds of a time when I stated that Hitler was an effective leader.
He was certainly charismatic.
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Nobody thinks Putin is teh bomb or wants him over our guys, but he is certainly more decisive and resolute when it comes to foreign affairs.

When he talks about a Red Line... the world takes him seriously.
Where do you get that? Have an example?

Frankly comparing the two is fairly ridiculous. You might think Obama is a dictator, but he is actually bound substantially by laws and by Congress. Putin? Not so much.

Do they have the same issues to deal with?
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