(1) I found this I post it on Twatter in June 2017, almost two years ago to the day. Again, I need not change a word:
OK. I’ve had it with all of this Putin nonsense. https://twitter.com/mrdurtal/status/879845456620081152
All of this talk of good ole Vladimir as a leader began with Trump's now infamous phrase, that the Russian dwarf is
“a better leader than Obama.”
Immediately, the press, carrying the DNC water, latched on to it like flies on shit:
“Trump loves Putin!” calls him a GOOD leader! OMG!
(2) For anybody who spent more than an hour around Queens Boulevard and Union Turnpike, the meaning was obvious:
OBAMA IS NO LEADER.
Trump might as well have said:
“My hamster is a better leader than Obama.”
But sarcasm flies over the heads of nincompoops like a flock of Canadian Geese over La Guardia Airport.
(3) In point of fact, while Putin has undoubtedly shown an uncanny capacity for survival in the ruthless world of Russian politics...a good leader he is not.
Under any interpretation of the term.
Far from it.
Insecure and painfully conscious of his limitations, he cultivates a persona directed at the worst instincts of a singularly brutish, impoverished and ignorant populace.
(6) But Hitler, Mussolini, Peron, Saddam and every other little shit with a small brain and a smaller pecker sure did.
(8) So, for all the hubris, Putin is nothing more than the classic petty dictator in all it's banality.
He hangs on to power by the ruthless techniques of his kind: force, intimidation and murder.
His aim is not to improve the lot of Russia and Russians, but to enlarge his already considerable slush fund and satisfy his ego.
Then he meets western journalists, mindless morons who, like Christiane Amanpour having a tingling up her legs before Hassan Rouhani, drool.
(11) All for of this is crap.
Russia, once a superpower, under Putin dropped to a GDP lower than Brazil’s (less than half of California’s), and a GDP per capita of $ 8,900. Marginally better than Botswana and below Mauritius.
Way to go, Vlad!
Compare that to over 41,000 in Germany and 57,000 in the US, and Russia’s per Capita GDP places her in the 3rd, going on to 4th, world.
Even by PPP, Russia's Per Capita GDP ranks lower than Argentina and Costa Rica.
Way to go!
Oh, my gracious Lord. That's a hard image to erase. Damn. 😳 🤮
Great thread, Saul.
Putin + 0 =🐹 😂😂 Love it!
Thanks for the thread, puts Russia under Putin in proper perspective.
You've done it again.
Your hamster might edge out Obama....
By 30 IQ points.
@Debradelai I think maybe higher
@Debradelai Context is amazing!
However, I do have a weakness for
hamsters 🐹 LOL 😝
@Debradelai another excellent thread, thanks. And yes, the current crop of Democrats certainly do seem to have a love affair with fascism. Perhaps they always have had.
@Debradelai 🤣 Gosh I love you!
Great thread. Had to stop to gather myself after reading "Incidentally, he also loved its citizens livers…medium rare."
Too funny 😂😂
Sautéed, with onions.
Oliver Stone and his butt buddies are not especially admired by the younger set in Venezuela .
Stone does a fabulous job as a skilled propagandist. Think "JFK" .The only way anyone outside of metro New Orleans would ever know about odious Jim Garrison as a heroic figure.
Bahbwah Wah-Wah & Fidel?
These celebs are nuts!
@Debradelai Idi Amin! Now there's a name that brings up memories. I haven't thought of that asshole in quite some time
Can't eat liver with onions without a chuckle.
I wonder if that was on the menu during the "Rumble in the Jungle"?
Those who label words as violence do so with the sole purpose of justifying violence against words.