Do you have a favorable view of Vladimir Putin?
Russia is not the enemy of the US. The true enemy of the US is our own government and their lack of morals.
Very favorable. He is doing what is best for his country and fighting Islam. Stop absorbing the propaganda. NATO is globalism.
All democrats want to keep having war enough of the war liberals! Let's make friends not enemies.
You say as you oppose our rapprochements with Iran and Cuba.
I support PUTIN I like guy who puts his country first, and he always wants to make Russia number 1. He also has the world 2 best military I think it would be great to be friends with him and attack Isis side by side. Why should we hate Russia USA has enough country that hate us already why not have a strong Allie.
I agree, but holy crap look at your grammar...
Hey, he conveyed his points clearly in something at least vaguely resembling a few sentences. That's pretty good for a Republican :D.
You insult his grammar because you can't counter his points.
31% of self-identified libertarians are not libertarians.
I would stand with Putin and Russis before Obama or Hillary any day. Putin is a real leader.
Like Hillary, he is tenacious.
Watching speeches of his, I come away with the feeling he's more intelligent than our last 3 presidents combined
Seriously. I just watched him answer a question about Trump before the election and his response was brilliant, and manipulative but still light and charming on the surface. He's scary smart and knows how to manipulate people. That's what makes him so dangerous.
Yes. Because he's the only world leader to stand up to the NWO and is putting a stop to our nation building. Not saying he's good for his country but he's great for the world and for us.
New World Order? Our nation building? Back in my day, we'd a called you a Commie.
Well our left are the commies now... so...
You don't believe in the elites admitted new world order? You don't understand our nation building ways? Or you don't know what the term means?
He's creepy. If he were just some guy, he'd be the one that seeks out emotionally vulnerable girls to control them. Just ick.
He's a dictator and a murderer who oppresses his own people, props up dictators overseas, and annexes foreign territory in direct violation of international law.
No, I don't approve, and anyone who does approve has no moral compass.
agree. nevermind his stance on civil rights...the guy is not good for anyone. at all.
He is a very smart leader just not a good person.
Funny that nearly a third of libertarians like a dictator. Pretty sure that's the opposite of libertarianism...
I didn't know dictators were voted in democracy style these days? Interesting.
you think putin runs a democracy??
you think the Russians by and large keep voting for him? might want to check that again with his last "election" results and the controversy surrounding it.
Libertarians know he's the only one standing up to our non-libertarian principles (I.e. Our war whorish ways that's driven an entire region into chaos and created the migrant flow). He's protecting countries while we're destroying them. He's not our favorite but he's doing what has to be done to keep some sort of balance in the world (I.e. Keep us from continuing our destruction of the world).
Our leaders have ZERO moral high ground.
He has the support of his people, unlike our government (congress in particular).
i'm with you on the war profiteering that is our country...but putin has control of his people. not the support of them. there's a big difference
I don't really care about how he governs his people. I like him because he's the only one that's stood up to us, which has been one of the most important happenings in my lifetime.
hussein, noriega, bin laden, xi jinping, assad, milosovich, and qaddafi have also stood up to us. do you have similar respect for them?
i'm honestly asking. because i see little difference between them and putin.
and the point (i think anyway) is exactly how a people is governed. coercion and force doesn't rank high on favoribility with me anyways
Can't speak for all Libertarians, but I think he is the antithesis of virtually all libertarian ideals.And ya, I mean ALL.
Many of you are too young to remember the Cold War, but Putin, his political agenda and his despotic tactics are all a throwback to the disastrous Soviet leaders of that era. Rigged elections, manipulation of the constitution, state controlled media, suppression of critics, it's all straight 60s Soviet style Dictatorship.
He has tapped into his own demagogic political master strategy, just like Trump, to "Make Russia Great Again." His followers all yearn to return to their Golden Era as a Super Power complete with the creation of a new bloc of Soviet puppet states, and Russian spheres of influence, all pages torn directly from The Cold War leaders playbook. Ukraine is the first puppet, Syria is the first new sphere of influence. He is the most dangerous man in the world, because he has delusions of Soviet restoration without the means to create it without war.
john - followed
He is looking out for Russia. Not us. Remember that.
Yeah, he's looking out for Russia alright. That's why he's thrown their economy in the tank, killed his political opposition, and allowed his soldiers to die in secret wars in Donbas and Syria.
As a iron fisted commie dictator, I think he's top of the mark❗👏🏻
Yes!!! He is KGB! Republicans are honoring the Communists now? Trump is friends with the Communists!? Good job useful idiots.
Stuck in the past eh?
It's like Obama said...'Reagan would be rolling over in his grave'.
Reagan should be worn out then after what the Marxists have done in the last eight years.
No. I'm not a fan of psychotic narcissistic megalomaniacs.
As compared to Obama, you bet!
He literally killed 300 Russians in a terrorist attack to take power. He has singlehandedly destroyed Russian democracy. Russia was on the right path to solving corruption and he destroyed it all. He is known to have his opponents murdered. He has created ridiculous propaganda channels again to brainwash his people. He is without a doubt a terrible psychopath.
quite anti-trump, and yes. russia seems to be the endless scapegoat of the united states. the media screams propaganda about him endlessly, we see things void of fact spread through the MSM who are truly the real fake news. there are legitimate concerns about him, but i have heard none of them spoken of.
he is not trying to reinstate the ussr or the russian empire.
he did not annex the crimea because he was testing the waters for a larger annexation of europe. the united states and its NGO allies basically overthrew the ukraine and instilled a literal anti-russian neo-nazi in to high ranking parliamentary positions. russia, having a naval base in the crimea, annexed a land filled with majority ethnic russians who would rather be with russia than a nation controlled indirectly by the EU and NATO and directly by fascists.
can anybody, anybody at all, offer some legitimate fears they have of Russia?
He saved Crimea from the same fate as East Ukraine (and Crimean's are very happy about it). As in, he didn't allow the neo-nazi coup scum of Ukraine/Soros to attack Crimea as they did immediately in the east.
Konnie, do you work for TASS, (the government controlled news agency)? Because what you said is almost word for word what they have said. Your tongue is stained with red Kool-Aid.
On the positive side, nothing has assured American Capitalistic hegemony in the last 50 years of world history than despotic socialism. As long as Russia and China remain oppressive states that only dabble in capitalism without the freedom it requires to flourish, they will never be a threat to the US short of war.
Opps, auto correct changed my "Kommie" to "Konnie".
no i do not work for russian news. i can just see that russia is the american scapegoat and sadly it is now used by the democrats much more often today. i personally prefer to look at the facts and base my opinion off of that - not the lies the state department or cia tells me. the situation in the crimea is not my opinion, i do not understand how americans can't understand the nuance of international conflict. the absolutist "vladimir is an evil dictator" rambling of our corporate owned media is vile.
sorry that america happens to also be an enemy to freedom in the world. it only seeks to create semi-satellite states out of its allies.
you seem to understand little of the nuances of what created the despotism in the ussr. one reason was the will for international despotism shown by the usa.
Yep, you have the "Party Line" down pat. Putin good, America bad. Talk about a lack of nuance. This just makes you sound like all the other despot deniers in Russian governing party. Of course they are not allowed to express a dissenting opinion without fear of government reprisal from the form head of Soviet Secret Service. I mean you do know you are allowed to say what want right? This is America, or have you hacked the SoH system from Russia. Oh, and no need to respond, you are clearly in the tank for yet another Russian dictator, until the time you are really in a tank headed for another oppressed Russian minority in one of the former Soviet Satellite counties Putin plans to "Annex." Go spread your propaganda somewhere else.
i don't like putin, i have a favorable view of him for speaking against american lies. i don't care for his policies but i do like to listen to him speak about international issues. i am not a russian hacker, you are a partisan hack for spewing such ignorance to anyone who disagrees with you. in reality neither country is good.
Whatever opinion you have , the indisputable fact is that Putin played Barry like a toy.
Nationalism vs globalism.
You can't change human instinct with "hopes" or 'dreams" from your father" -that is North Korea.
"I called Putin and told him to cut it out."
Not at all, but I do like saying the name with a fake Russian accent. "Bladomere Poo-tan". Reminds me of the Russian Rocky and Bullwinkle, Boris and Natasha.
Trump voter here, not a fan of Putin.
Even though his expected to be announced SOS is a friend of Putin and has been awarded the Russian Order of Friendship.
Ronald Reagan is rolling over his grave as the GOP vastly outnumbers dems on this. Sad indeed.
I have a favorable view of Putin. He is a capable smart and strong leader who has put his nations sovereignty and interests above that of the globalist multiculturalist elite. He has done whats good for his people, risking political condemnation bringing it back from the brink of total collapse to a feared world power.
As Russia and America are both world powers, with Russia having refused to cooperate with the international establishment they are naturally enemies. As American interests and Russian interests often contradict each other but this is subject to change with trumps election.
He saved Crimean's from George Soros funded neo-nazi's in Ukraine and he's trying to save Syrians from the "rebels" (proxy terrorists) we've been funding for 6 years. And no Assad isn't great but he's a million times better than any other leader Syria would see if the "rebels" one. Put in is backing up countries while we're destroying them. Putin definitely has the moral high ground over US and our Rothschild/Soros overlords.
Can you make an argument in favor of Putin without relying on the crutch of antisemitism?
What anti Semitism?
Don't worry, Populist. You didn't say anything explicitly antisemitic yet. I was referring to Wally's perverse obsession with the Rothschild family and George Soros.
It's anti Semitic to point out the psychopaths leading our world to ruin? Yeah, okay. Did I say one thing about Jews? Didn't think so.
Right just like Hitler after WWI.
How could anybody?
How can you not?
My question is, for the few that had a favorable view of putin, do you also have a favorable view of trump?
Look, you are a Hillary groupie and an Obamanic so why don't you just admit your bias.
OK, I like Bernie and Obama. But that's not my question. My question is, if you like putin, do you also like trump... this isn't about my bias, but of those that in some bizarre world think putin is a good leader. While I may be a Democrat, I've also written various reports on Russia and their relations with other countries and their history since the fall... if obama had done even half of the atrocities that Putin has committed you'd be ready to take up arms
My "anti-putin" bias doesn't come from political affiliation but my research as a grad student studying political history...
Well student, you will, as you know, have to provide some cited evidence which I'm sure you have. Evidentiary content to reinforce your assertion that Putin has committed anything beyond hearsay.
Here's your problem. You are trying to establish a correlation between those who find Putin favorable and those who favor Trump so you could follow up with some conclusion that Putin is universally bad except in the eyes of Trump supporters.
It's not going to fly!
Trump Kool-Aid drinkers!
I wasn't going to follow it up with anything.. I was purely curious if anyone outside of trump supporters liked putin...
No. And no true American should
Putin hasn't done anything bad to Americans. You clone Obamanics don't even condemn the attacks by the Muslim world because you are so busy trying to malign the Trump administration.
Yep FloPop, I asked a Lib Sheepherder the other day what it was like hanging out with so many other sheep and he said it wasn't "Baaaaaaaaaaaddddd"
That was a truly awful pun. Lmao
Russia is a threat
How exactly is Russia a threat?
Why is Russia a threat? Because they oppose our geopolitical interests around the world in places like Ukraine, Syria, Iran, the Baltic States, etc.
Russia is a huge threat. Young people have been brainwashed by Liberals to believe they are not.
Definitely N. Korea and Iran pose a larger threat and China's posturing in the Region seems to be gearing up for some major confrontations. Russia in the long run may serve as an ally.
The wheat is separating from the chaff, things are festering and war is looming over the horizon..
No, I don't have a favorable view of one of the most evil men in the world today.
Also, I love that 25% of Republicans and 31% of libertarians have a favorable view of a vile, corrupt, freedom-hating fascist. The right shows its true colors...
Pretty much. He's a war criminal, mob boss and thug.
A certain portion of them like him because he persecutes homosexuals.
Oh I see it's ALL about the gay people now?
Obama and Liberals laughed at Romney for stating what you just said. Now Obama has gotten us in a huge mess with Russia.
Putin never liked Obama. It's easy to spot a weakling when you see one. Trump will straighten out the kinks.
Our leaders are the war criminals. Bush and Obama. Putin's just trying to salvage what we've tried to destroy in Syria. He's the one leader standing up to our nation building and I commend him for it. He wants peace. But we just want to keep encroaching closer and closer to Russia and talking smack daily.
Trump will straighten out the kinks? Lol, Is that why Putin is celebrating his election?
Putin and many other leaders. They knew the Democrats needed War to boost the economy via the MIC.
Hillary was BENT!
She shouted and yelled a lot because she wanted to appear as if she had some cajones.
Absolutely Scruff. She was foaming from the mouth for war. Ever since '08.
Since when do democrats want war? Isn't it usually the right that's foaming at the mouth for war while the left cautions restraint and aims for peace?
Hillary is the biggest neocon war whore alive. She agrees with McCain and Graham %100 of the time. (Not to mention Obama continuing and expanding every single Bush policy - especially drone bombing).
The left forgot their anti-war stance the moment Obama took office. And they haven't gotten it back which is why they're failing so miserably. It's also why I ditched the left for good (6 months into Obama's first term).
"This is Wally Barbuckle reporting from Moscow for TASS news... Now back to you Boris."
The only thing about him I'd be favorable about is fucking shooting down his jet after he leaves, poisoning his dinner, or drone-striking his goddamn palace.
So you want to start WWIII. Congrats on being a psychopath.
Yes prince, but if only your wisdom was nearly as good as your command of expletives some might take you seriously.
Preventing war is exactly why I'm more amicable towards the subtlety of a good poisoning.
I'm sorry bad words triggered you, ape. I don't care. Please be an incorrigible troll elsewhere.
We're the ones trying to start war with Russia and have been for years, ya dumb fuck. Putin has been the peacekeeper of the world against our total insanity.
Peacekeeper my ass. He is building his own power and influence to become a broker on the world stage. That is OUR position, and no other should have it. He must be eliminated before he does.
Peace keeper your ass? No one is interested in your ass impudent prince.
Putin is already a broker on the world stage. You obviously don't have a firm grasp on what is going on with Russia and the rest of the world.
You're just vehemently spewing out nonsense. Maybe you should visit them and hook up with Puss y Riot. We'll send you some Gerber to make you feel at home in jail.
Now get back in your crib before your mommy and daddy get home.
I don't like people I don't trust.
Mostly no because in his dealings with china, iran, and trying to weaken Europe and former USSR territories.
Economically, he's done a decent job for Russia, but because of his tampering with elections both here and in Russia, his numerous human rights violations, and his strict Nationalism, I cannot support him.
You do realize the "Spirit of 76" was essentially American nationalism, right?
There's a difference between patriotism and nationalism. Nationalism aligns itself more with Nazis. And many of our founders wanted less federal and more state control, thus lending less power to the central government.
He is a brutal cold slaughterer of innocent people.
People may not agree with Putin but he is undeniably a good, strong leader that gets stuff done.
Frankly, it was embarrassing to see Obama sitting next to Putin because Obama was clearly intimidated and uncomfortable.
Gets things done, like slaughtering his own people and exploiting the government
Read the entire comment.
What does how Obama looked next to him have to do with him killing his own people? Wouldn't you feel uncomfortable if you had to sit next to someone that vile?
Obama's life was not in any danger. Obama could've showed a little backbone.
Tell me about those murders.
Speaking of uncomfortable and intimidated, did you happen to see Trump sitting next to Obama when they first met after the election? I don't understand why people think Trump is going to stand up to Putin. He's been doing nothing but cozying up to him and kissing his ass since he started his presidential campaign!
I saw the two sitting together and intimidated is not the first word I would use to describe Trump. I saw Trump transitioning and trying to be diplomatic. Trump is being diplomatic while Obama is being a spineless fish. The differences in how they carry themselves. You see Obama being very uncomfortable and intimidated while Trump is trying to be nice.
Lol if that's really what you saw I can't believe that you've actually been paying attention. Trump "trying to be nice" Obama a "spineless fish"? A saw it as the EXACT OPPOSITE. Trump never expected, and in my opinion, never really wanted, to win and felt overwhelmed and intimidated in the presence of a real president and all the trappings that come with that title
But the President elect does!!!!!
Interesting how Democrats can view him so negatively.
Yeah, just murder a few thousand people and all of a sudden democrats don't like you, weird
Civilians always end up being killed in war. That's a fact of war. Civilians in Syria are stuck in the situation like Vietnam. A rebel group that blends into the civilian populous.
Raging, very hypocritical statement considering Democrats have murdered people
1) im not talking about Syria im talking about russia
2) when have the democrats ever sponsored the murder of thousands of political dissidents
Ooooh, yeah no that was the Jeffersonian democrats, different party
You can't sweep history under the rug. It was the same party. Democrats.
Jeffersonian and jacksonian democrats are different things, which you would know if you paid any attention to history
I actually pay attention to history unlike you. The Democrat party has always been the Democrat party
You're probably wrong, but I get the feeling citing any amount of sources won't convinve you
Because you're wrong
Ill let you Google it yourself
I know you're talking about Russia and Russia's very much involved in Syria.
Yeah, him many millions of Muslims are dead because of our interventions since Bush? How many hospitals has Obama bombed this year? At least 2. If your counting civilians you better take a Old he'd fucking look at your leaders. Because Putin's got nothing on them when it comes to civilian deaths.
Spell check's gone tarded today (or maybe it's because I just woke up).
No, he's a government parasite just like most other politicians and bureaucrats.
Yeah, he gets thing done. Doesn't matter how many journalists or dissidents he has to murder, he gets things done. The Russians know how to be effective, not like those losers Hitler and Mussolini. Nope, with role models like Stalin, Putin gets things done!
Sounds like Hillary and Bill.
I don't like his political views but he undoubtedly is a very good leader of people. When he speaks people take him seriously not like the weenie we have had for the last 8 years.
He gets things done, like murdering his supporters
I have a friend who has to LIVE in Moscow! So if he's not a fan, who am I to argue?
Don't you have a mind of your own, an opinion of your own or do you always rely on other people for their assessments?
He's bad but he's BAD!
You mean he's a Badass?
Not at all.
Putin is a snob. He thinks he all that, but he isn't worth a second look. One of the most arrogant leaders in the world