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Title: Do you admire Putin's leadership over Obama?
Post by: leglace on December 20, 2015, 01:04:03 PM
  Forget about party affiliation. Just a curious question.
Title: Re: Do you admite Putin's leadership over Obama?
Post by: fsgrecofolk on December 20, 2015, 02:45:05 PM
Admite?  I know what you meant, maybe a mod can edit the title.  Dictators are not admirable.
Title: Re: Do you admite Putin's leadership over Obama?
Post by: ctc on December 20, 2015, 02:50:55 PM
One is a very strong leader and the other is a certified weenie.
Title: Re: Do you admite Putin's leadership over Obama?
Post by: fsgrecofolk on December 20, 2015, 03:19:27 PM
A leader wielding stolen power and enriching himself with his country's resources at the expense of the citizens.
Title: Re: Do you admite Putin's leadership over Obama?
Post by: ctc on December 20, 2015, 04:02:04 PM
A leader wielding stolen power and enriching himself with his country's resources at the expense of the citizens.
Talk respect of Obama.
Title: Re: Do you admite Putin's leadership over Obama?
Post by: fsgrecofolk on December 20, 2015, 04:07:10 PM
Obama didn't steal the Oval Office, he was elected whether we like him or not.  Also he doesn't raid the US Treasury.  I am not a fan of Obama, though I do prefer him to a Soviet throwback dictator.
Title: Re: Do you admite Putin's leadership over Obama?
Post by: ctc on December 20, 2015, 04:46:35 PM
Obama didn't steal the Oval Office, he was elected whether we like him or not.  Also he doesn't raid the US Treasury.  I am not a fan of Obama, though I do prefer him to a Soviet throwback dictator.
He did usurp authority that is not allotted to the presidency such as "I have a pen and I have a phone".  This is what you actually said.
A leader wielding stolen power and enriching himself with his country's resources at the expense of the citizens.
Title: Re: Do you admite Putin's leadership over Obama?
Post by: ViseGrip on December 20, 2015, 06:21:47 PM
I don't like Putin, but I think he has an innate contempt for weakness
Title: Re: Do you admite Putin's leadership over Obama?
Post by: TobusRex on December 20, 2015, 06:23:03 PM
One is a very strong leader and the other is a certified weenie.

As if you'd know the difference.
Title: Re: Do you admite Putin's leadership over Obama?
Post by: TobusRex on December 20, 2015, 06:28:40 PM
A leader wielding stolen power and enriching himself with his country's resources at the expense of the citizens.
Talk respect of Obama.

How has Obama "enriched himself" as President? Oh....just more lies from a lying rightwinger!

On the other hand Bush and Cheney certainly enriched themselves and their oil company buddies with their ill conceived invasion of Iraq.

The fact that GW Bush isn't rotting in a cell somewhere pretty much says all that needs to be said about American politics. No accountability at all.
Title: Re: Do you admite Putin's leadership over Obama?
Post by: n9531l on December 20, 2015, 09:06:07 PM
  Forget about party affiliation. Just a curious question.

See what you started?
Title: Re: Do you admire Putin's leadership over Obama?
Post by: SingletSlinger on December 21, 2015, 01:11:23 PM
When you admire a dictator it shows your true colors.
Title: Re: Do you admire Putin's leadership over Obama?
Post by: buck on December 21, 2015, 03:23:44 PM
You could substitute Charles Manson for Putin and teabaggers on here would vote for Manson.
Title: Re: Do you admire Putin's leadership over Obama?
Post by: ctc on December 21, 2015, 03:38:41 PM
You could substitute Charles Manson for Putin and teabaggers on here would vote for Manson.
9/10  good one, buck.  It almost sounded like you were serious.   ;D
Title: Re: Do you admire Putin's leadership over Obama?
Post by: ViseGrip on December 21, 2015, 05:02:29 PM
You could substitute Charles Manson for Putin and teabaggers on here would vote for Manson.

I think the same could be said of Castro and the American Left
Title: Re: Do you admite Putin's leadership over Obama?
Post by: Cougar1 on December 21, 2015, 07:51:55 PM
A leader wielding stolen power and enriching himself with his country's resources at the expense of the citizens.
Talk respect of Obama.

How has Obama "enriched himself" as President? Oh....just more lies from a lying rightwinger!

On the other hand Bush and Cheney certainly enriched themselves and their oil company buddies with their ill conceived invasion of Iraq.

The fact that GW Bush isn't rotting in a cell somewhere pretty much says all that needs to be said about American politics. No accountability at all.

Lies? It is you that never does your homework before posting: http://www.inquisitr.com/1813353/barack-obama-net-worth-438-percent-increase-in-eight-years-isnt-bad/

Title: Re: Do you admite Putin's leadership over Obama?
Post by: ViseGrip on December 21, 2015, 07:59:12 PM
A leader wielding stolen power and enriching himself with his country's resources at the expense of the citizens.
Talk respect of Obama.

How has Obama "enriched himself" as President? Oh....just more lies from a lying rightwinger!

On the other hand Bush and Cheney certainly enriched themselves and their oil company buddies with their ill conceived invasion of Iraq.

The fact that GW Bush isn't rotting in a cell somewhere pretty much says all that needs to be said about American politics. No accountability at all.

Did Nixon ever enrich himself?

How much has Obama and his wife used his government supplied 747 to go shopping in Paris? It would be interesting to see which Prez has taken the most advantage of the taxpayers.
Title: Re: Do you admire Putin's leadership over Obama?
Post by: LILHOWDOG on December 21, 2015, 10:35:22 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/climate/2015-paris-climate-talks/vladimir-putin-climate-change-pledges-russia

Title: Re: Do you admire Putin's leadership over Obama?
Post by: leglace on December 22, 2015, 07:22:12 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/climate/2015-paris-climate-talks/vladimir-putin-climate-change-pledges-russia

He is a commie. So he still has some leftist tendencies.
Title: Re: Do you admire Putin's leadership over Obama?
Post by: ocianain on March 25, 2016, 10:01:59 PM
Limited choices compelled me to vote for the positive. In reality I'm at a loss. On one hand Obama seems a weiner (Gitmo open, national failures), on the other he seems to be doing some things right in the Near East (Iran) and in Cuba (we can visit China but not Cuba, why?). Likewise, Putin seems to be doing some things right (Syria), but he was a KGB colonel. Tough read for me. Obama seems to be a national failure, but may be remembered for foreign success, while Putin is inexplicable to me.
Title: Re: Do you admire Putin's leadership over Obama?
Post by: ViseGrip on March 26, 2016, 04:09:30 PM
Kinda like one has to admit Stalin was a more effective leader than Chamberlain.