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So what would YOU do with Putin and Russia?

Posted on: March 5, 2014

demons of stupdity

Note: recycled graphic

Let’s face it:  The situation in Ukraine with Putin basically taking over wherever his black heart desires, poses a dilemma.  The choices Obama has are very limited.  We can try sanctions of some type but as quixote pointed out last night, hell we can’t even get the members of the E.U. to go along on that.  The market itself seems to have given Russia a big dent in their economy or their companies but then the market bounced back although I have no idea how Russian stocks may have done.  We could also threaten to not go to the G-8 economic summit in Socchi, but Putin has already said “eh, who cares”.  And, would the Europeans even go along with that?  Who knows?

Ah but our dear friends on the right side of the aisle…they know what to do!  It’s W * A * R !  Full Steam Ahead!!  Damn the torpedoes.  “”You may fire when you are ready, Gridley.” The only questions I have for our friends is “How ya gonna do it?”  Logistics of the situation be damned though because that hasn’t stopped Lindsey Graham or John (I crashed 3 planes) McCain.

Graham feels Obama gave Putin the freedom to go into the Ukraine and it’s all because of…Benghazi.  (Geez do they ever get tired of that shit?)  This was Graham on Greta’s show on Fox.

VAN SUSTEREN: I can’t tell whether you ripped the president more on foreign policy or the Washington Post Editorial Board when they described it fantasy. But you said that the president has a weak and indecisive policy that invites aggression.

GRAHAM: Right. This is a symptom of greater problem. It really, in many ways, started with Benghazi, when our consulate was overrun and our first ambassador was killed in thirty-something years in the line of duty. Three other brave Americans died and not one person has been held accountable. You’re sending absolutely the wrong signal to our foes around the [sic]country. (I’m guessing he meant our foes around the world but who knows?)

Of course he was taken to task on that, but that didn’t stop him from taking to twitter further hammer away.  A selection of his tweets:

Putin basically came to the conclusion after Benghazi, Syria, Egypt – everything Obama has been engaged in – he’s a weak indecisive leader.

The world is NEVER in a better place when you have a weak, indecisive American president. And Russia is a symptom of that weakness.

It started with Benghazi. When you kill Americans and nobody pays a price, you invite this type of aggression.

Putin basically came to the conclusion after Benghazi, Syria, Egypt – everything Obama has been engaged in – he’s a weak indecisive leader.

Note:  I didn’t embed the tweets because I didn’t feel like it…so there!  😉

And then (sigh) there’s McCain.  Hell, it sounds like he wants us to attack militarily!

Every moment that the United States and our allies fail to respond sends the signal to President Putin that he can be even more ambitious and aggressive in his military intervention in Ukraine. There is a range of serious options at our disposal at this time without the use of military force. I call on President Obama to rally our European and NATO allies to make clear what costs Russia will face for its aggression and to impose those consequences without further delay.”

I swear that when they turn the Republicans loose in front of a camera or microphone (esp. when they say “Benghazi”)  It make me just want to do this:  drinking smiley

And going back to Graham, I did love how Charles Pierce described him on the issue:

Here’s Some Stupid For Lunch

Huckleberry J, Butchmeup is feeling the rush of blood to his…head.

(Graham) “Well, number one, stop going on television and trying to threaten thugs and dictators. It is not your strong suit. Every time the president goes on national television and threatens Putin or anyone like Putin, everybody’s eyes roll, including mine. We have a weak and indecisive president that invites aggression. President Obama needs to do something.”
Osama bin Laden’s eyes rolled up in his head and stayed there.
All’s I’m sayin’. 

* * * * * * *

In other news, I’ve got to say “hats off” to the A.G. of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Jack Conway.  He has wisely decided not to appeal federal judge John G. Heyburn II’s decision that Kentucky must recognize same-sex marriages performed outside the state.  The governor Steve Beshear (both are Democrats) said the state would hire outside counsel to handle the case.  Conway said Heyburn “got it right, and in light of other recent federal decisions, these laws will not likely survive upon appeal. We cannot waste the resources of the Office of the Attorney General pursuing a case we are unlikely to win.”  Conway announced his decision in a very emotional statement which you can see below.

Oh, and he’s verrry attractive too!

It’s an open thread y’all.

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14 Responses to "So what would YOU do with Putin and Russia?"

OMG, Benghazi?! Talk about an eye-roll. Jeeze, these people are bonkers. Batshit bonkers! They’re as out to lunch as Putin is.

What does the “j.”” stand for, I wonder?

DYB@1: Yes, they are. Oh and my question at the top was rhetorical and really addressed to our Republican friends.

Good question chat. Perhaps Jefferson?

chat@2: Now if Pierce had called him Huckleberry “B” , I’d say it was for Beauregard. 😉

Oh and I do have to say again, congrats to the Ky A.G. The Courier-Journal article says he’s looking at a run for the Ky. guv’s seat and I hope he has a shot at it.

Off topic but the Tea Party didn’t do that well in the Tx primaries. John Cornyn kept his seat against crazy Steve Stockman.

Unsweet Tea?

Could be, or it’s a tea that soured. 😆

An interesting video of an anchor of RT News (which is Russian news in the West, funded by the Kremlin; Assange had his show on there for a while), anyway, the anchor quits on the air over their whitewashing of the invasion of Ukraine story.

Kudos to that young woman. Apparently something similar happened the other day.

On this link, scroll down and you’ll see some of Aravosis’ comments on RT.

WTF Bengotcha…again… Yawn I think I saw that RuPaul’s Drag Race is back on and I gotta catch up on the lsat to episodes of Drag Race & Untucked. I here they redecorated the Gold Bar!

What the Fuck is with Tweety…He has become a whole Hog Hillary Supporter? again WTF…and he acts like he loved her all along. I guess I will have to add him to my list of Rouges gallery.

My guess…the “J” stands for juvenile, as in his real preference is for…

janicen@13: You so bad!!!

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