I Agree With Vladimir

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The NYT’s newest columnist, Vladimir “Bad Vlad” Putin:

My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.


I agree with Vladimir. It is not our policy that makes us exceptional and it is a bad thing to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional. That where an overdeveloped sense of entitlement comes from.

We should encourage people to BE exceptional. We are not exceptional because we’re Americans. If we want America to be exceptional then we have to make America exceptional.

This, on the other hand, is exceptionally stupid:

U.S. weapons reaching Syrian rebels

The CIA has begun delivering weapons to rebels in Syria, ending months of delay in lethal aid that had been promised by the Obama administration, according to U.S. officials and Syrian figures. The shipments began streaming into the country over the past two weeks, along with separate deliveries by the State Department of vehicles and other gear — a flow of material that marks a major escalation of the U.S. role in Syria’s civil war.


It takes a lot of chutzpah to get up in front of the whole nation and talk about the humanitarian crisis of dead children killed in a civil war when you are supplying some of the guns and bombs that are killing them.

The obvious response of Russia and Iran will be to increase military aid to Bashar al-Assad. Then even more children will die, and we will be morally culpable just as if we killed them ourselves.

Last but not least is the hypocrisy of Barack Obama arming rebels in Syria while trying to disarm American citizens here at home.


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33 Responses to I Agree With Vladimir

  1. 49erDweet says:

    Vladimir looks more and more presidential while Obummer looks like a rabbit caught in some headlights. Never thought anyone could make Cahtah seem intelligent, but I’m beginning to miss Jimmah..

  2. Lulu says:

    Vlad makes the case for observing international law. The reference to exceptionalism is quite benign. Obama’s mention of something he has criticized in the past was of course self-referential, Obama’s version of L’etat c’est Moi, in which only he (and Samatha Power) can see a humanitarian crisis via Youtube and know, KNOW in their superior brains, who is guilty, and demand the world just believe their faculty lounge trash talking. International law is observed to prevent the very things that Obama is advocating which is extreme violence with circumstantial proof manipulated in which only Obama can see double secret classified information which for some reason hasn’t been leaked although he leaks everything else that is beneficial to him politically and has only shown Congress stuff that they think is crap.

    So the spin is to take one part of Vlad’s editorial, whip up the outrage, ignore the case for international law and order which prevents chaos which Obama the country wrecker leaves in his wake. How exceptional can we be if we allow a president to ignore OUR laws to become emboldened to try to do the same to the rest of the world? Hopefully the end is near for Obama’s brand of lawlessness and the pendulum is swinging back.

    • The Klown says:

      “American exceptionalism” is the modern version of manifest destiny.

      • Lulu says:

        Yep. And Obama doesn’t like it either because it is all racist, misogynist, and homophobic and stuff. That is why I find it kind of funny that is the spin being taken. Most Vile Progs would agree with Putin except Vlad is in a pissing match with Obama so they will about face and claim exceptionalism as their own. Vlad is screwing with their heads which might come unscrewed if they keep this up.

  3. The Klown says:

    One thing I find disturbing is the idea that one president, acting entirely on his own, can decree that foreign governments should be overthrown and then order covert operations against that government and give military assistance to their rebels.

    Those are acts of war. We sure wouldn’t like it if another country was arming radical groups here in the U.S.

    • Lulu says:

      It is very disturbing but Obama has done pretty much whatever the hell he wanted up to this point and laws be damned. I think they thought they could keep on doing it internationally like they did in Libya and Egypt and no one would call them on it because they could do whatever they could get away with starting with the Democratic nomination rulebreaking in 2007-2008. Putin finally said enough and not with my ally. It shocked the shit out the WH. Now they are reduced to bad mouthing Putin who punked the Obama the bully. It is really junior high social interaction on the world stage. Teachers and parents have said Obama is a good boy, a great kid, and brilliant but Putin the thuggy boy said he is a fake, stupid, pothead,cheats and an asshole so watch this. It really is middle school.

    • jeffhas says:

      Didn’t it just come up in a recent previous thread regarding Benghazi that supplying arms to Syria is against International Law (as per the UN?)… I mean if their covering up for Benghazi was about flouting international law – why flout it now?.. or has public opinion shifted? – or the law changed? (new UN resolution?). I’m starting to have a hard time keeping with the Bardashians.

      • The Klown says:

        Shipping arms in or out of Libya was against international law. Apparently doing it in Syria is A-ok.

        • jeffhas says:

          Oh yeah – now I remember, Libya had arms from when we liberated them… couldn’t just let those go to waste. Heaven forbid we just send new weapons to Syria, let’s flout Int’l law and risk an Embassy and Ambassador to send them to Syria. We are idiots… How’s that for American Exceptionalism

  4. The Klown says:

    Jake the Snake Tapper:

    White House responds to Putin’s NYT op-ed

    On the eve of an all-important pow-wow in Geneva, where Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart will talk over a plan for stripping Syria of chemical weapons, The New York Times published a stern, and at times standoffish op-ed from their brand new contributor: Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    “Putin is now fully invested in Syria’s CW (chemical weapons) disarmament,” a senior White House official told CNN’s Jake Tapper, when asked to respond to Putin’s op-ed.

    In that opinion piece, Putin speaks directly to the American people and says, among many things, that there is “every reason to believe” it was the rebels, not regime forces, who used poison gas.

    And in his final paragraph, Putin references President Barack Obama’s speech on Syria Tuesday night, and slams the president’s assertion of American exceptionalism.

    “I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation,” Putin wrote.

    “That’s all irrelevant,” the White House official said in response. “He put this proposal forward and he’s now invested in it. That’s good. That’s the best possible reaction. He’s fully invested in Syria’s CW disarmament and that’s potentially better than a military strike – which would deter and degrade but wouldn’t get rid of all the chemical weapons. He now owns this. He has fully asserted ownership of it and he needs to deliver.”

    Whoa! That will teach Vlad the Impaler to mess with Obama!

    • Lulu says:

      The WH accepted Vlad’s offer to pull them out of the shit with noting in writing. Heck they didn’t even have a list of stuff they wanted. The WH just grabbed it. Please note this is not how to negotiate and that this bunch of idiots went to Harvard Law School. Putin can rescind the offer if they don’t shut up.

  5. The Klown says:
  6. Lulu says:

    I meant to do that … Peewee Obama

    Stolen shamelessly from commenter at Hot Air. LOL.

  7. votermom says:

    I was thinking about Putin’s op-ed, and it’s quite brilliant, really. I’m not a Vlad fan girl (really, I’m not) but I’m tempted to do a post on how I read it.

    • Lulu says:

      Please do. Everyone has a different take on it. It is a brilliantly vague editorial really.

    • DeniseVB says:

      I’d rather be a Putin fan girl than a vile prog Obot 😉 I know what you mean, feels funny not having a real leader. Even Jimmah with all his oopsies, we knew he still loved us and our country. There is no joy in Obamaville.

      BO just cancelled his annual WH barbeque with Congress for no reason other than “sequester” ? Some of the Reps are firing back, we wouldn’t give him a war he won’t give us a hot dog.

  8. DandyTIger says:

  9. conner43 says:

    While it is pretty nauseating, it is instructive to visit huffpo and see all the negative comments they are suddenly allowing to be printed. At the bottom of her greedy little soul, Arianna seems to finally realize that the socialist circle jerk will no longer pay the bills.

  10. DeniseVB says:

    WaPo opEd sez Obama lifted a speech from GWB on his talk to the nation Tues night:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/marc-thiessen-obama-lifted-his-syria-speech-from-bush/2013/09/11/a6662d02-1add-11e3-82ef-a059e54c49d0_story.html

    Guess we can really blame Bush for that one 😀

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I think someone should check out all the school papers ever written by the WH gang. I would bet that most of their work was either plagiarized or purchased (or both and they were to dumb to know they paid for someone to copy and paste).

  11. fif says:

    Did we learn nothing from training and arming Osama Bin Laden? Unbelievable.

  12. foxyladi14 says:

    We have a BOOB in charge. 😡

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