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New record high poll popularity for
the president--Putin, that is

Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm

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Posted By:SurferLad, 7/18/2014 9:15:21 AM

After another grueling week of photo-ops, speeches and political fundraisers, President Obama is taking a getaway weekend today, up to Camp David. There, he won´t have to learn from the media the news that his arch-rival in the global presidential power sweepstakes, Russia´s Vladimir Putin, has tied a record high approval among his countrymen in a new Gallup Poll out this morning. As Obama wallows in the low 40´s in overall job approval among Americans, with even lower ratings in specific areas, Putin has just scored nearly twice that -- 83% approval.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FunOne, 7/18/2014 9:33:58 AM     (No. 9930054)

Putin or Obama?

No contest for me. At least Putin loves the country he is President of, and is not trying to destroy its culture, tradition, economy, social values and patriotism.

Other than holding the office of President, perhaps the only thing the two have in common is that neither was born an American.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: G-Tom, 7/18/2014 9:55:56 AM     (No. 9930090)

Does this mean that 83% of Russians approve of his complicity in shooting a Maylasian Airlines passenger aircraft yesterday? Sounds like it.

How do you deal with that PoV?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 7/18/2014 10:24:19 AM     (No. 9930128)

The Russians love to see us pushed around. Putin´s scum but he´s returned them to global prominence.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jebediah, 7/18/2014 10:55:04 AM     (No. 9930188)

According to Klein, in "Blood Feud", Obama, who takes his marching orders from Valerie Jarrett and Michelle, thinks he is doing just fine even now, and history will prove him to have been great! I absolutely believe this, by the way. Arrogance is a great insulator.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: pwb, 7/18/2014 11:42:23 AM     (No. 9930258)

What did you expect. Putin loves his country and wants what is good for his country and its population, that is a far cry from our President

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MirJoy, 7/18/2014 1:37:02 PM     (No. 9930377)

#4 - Methinks it is something more serious than arrogance.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dman, 7/18/2014 1:53:51 PM     (No. 9930399)

I have said some positive things about Putin in the past, but must withhold further cheerleading until he "comes clean" in matters relating to Ukraine, the downed commercial aircraft, and the other former Soviet republics.

Will his legacy be that of a patriot, or a despot? Many despots have been popular among their countrymen until they have consolidated their power and started the "iron-fist" phase of their rule. When a nation has been defeated and its people feel humiliated, they are vulnerable to such. Then only drastic, often bloody, measures can restore ´normalcy´.

America is not immune to this cycle.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dman, 7/18/2014 2:05:28 PM     (No. 9930408)

Let me add this: Reagan, Thatcher, and John Paul succeeded in ending the Cold War by challenging and appealing to Gorbachev´s patriotism and love of country. Fortunately for all mankind, Mikhail´s love of country prevailed.

We must make a similar appeal to Putin´s ´better side´ and pray that it can work once again. The alternative is still - unthinkable.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: grace1798, 7/18/2014 4:56:59 PM     (No. 9930635)

What did I tell ya?

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