Some Days the Bear Eats You

When the “Putin for President” campaign started last week, it didn’t seem like it would be much more than a brief (but very amusing) joke. Yet the meme seems to have legs, as if it is an idea whose time has come. The MSM does its best to demonize the Russian president, yet somehow the fever swamps of teh interwebs have decided that they like the cut of his jib.

After I put up the first Putin poster the other day, the cartoonist Baloo made his own version for the Ex-Army blog. In his accompanying text he says:

When I came across the graphic above over at Gates of Vienna, I got to thinking that maybe the joke element is receding a bit and there’s an edge of seriousness developing. Take a look at the prospects for the next election. You want Vlad or Hillary? See what I mean?

Here’s Baloo’s contribution to the new groundswell for Pooty-Poo:

That sums it up nicely, doesn’t it?

When people take up the Putin-for-Prez meme, it doesn’t mean they really want a Russian autocrat in charge of the USA. It means that they recognize that Vladimir Putin is a Russian nationalist who puts the interests of his country above the interests of “the international community”, and that strikes a chord with them.

My intuition — not to mention the opinion polls — tells me that an overwhelming majority of American citizens are disgusted with all of their political leaders at the national level. To paraphrase John Nance Garner, none of the current batch is worth a pitcher of warm body fluids, nor are any of the future hopefuls queued up as far as the eye can see. They are corrupt, cynical, immoral, and ready to sell their country to the highest bidder.

Vladimir Putin is a reminder that it is possible for a national political leader to represent the interests of his own country effectively on the international stage. Notwithstanding the ruthlessness and brutality of his methods, one cannot help but admire Mr. Putin’s chess-playing skills in his conduct of foreign policy.

The United States is unlikely to elect such a leader anytime soon. Not before the Collapse, anyway. Our culture and politics have become too debased for us to act that sensibly.

But I can dream, can’t I?

Putin’s the One!

11 thoughts on “Some Days the Bear Eats You

    • After which, if memory serves, there is pukin’ …especially in a totalitarian vodka-besotted country.

      So perhaps it’s puking followed by vows to never do that again, which is where a little hair of the dog comes.

      • I beg to differ.

        Russia is no longer totalitarian.

        The US is rapidly approaching totalitarianism.

        Vodka is less likely to cause hangovers/puking than any other alcoholic beverage.

  1. It’s sad but true that President Obama has been nothing but a failure for his country and the freedom that it is meant to represent. This administration will go down as the worse that has ever occupied the White House. Not to put total blame on Obama because congress also shares a large part of the poor condition we find our country in but not to worry we will see this through. I have great hope in the people of America when they realize that they have been hoodwinked by the MSM they will awaken and take their toll. Washington won’t get our guns, will not control our minds, and will not succeed in throwing the Republic to the curb. Watch!

  2. Weary of naming names as it make my comments look like ad hominem attacks but several of the top politicians in Her Majesty’s Government must know that not only are their political careers over but their credibility in holding any public office has been destroyed due to their role in the jihad adventurism in Syria, the danger is that they lash out in desperation to salvage their political careers.

    Regime change for the U.K. – Putin for Prime Minister. 🙂

    • Alas he isn’t a cure that can be applied everywhere. In my country – for exemple – it would end up in yet another national uprising against the Tsar … Definately too déjà vu.

  3. I never thought I’d live to see the day when I’d find a Russian dictator making more sense than an American President. I guess the handwriting was on the wall, though, when the chattering classes of my country so self-assuredly laughed Sarah Palin out of court for claiming that Russia was near her state of Alaska. The incident made me deeply ashamed to be part of the faux-siphticated Eastern Seaboard of the USA.

  4. In comparison to Obama and his apparent deceptions as well as his glaringly obvious incompetence I like the Putin fellow.

    Our useful idiot puppet in office is nothing but a source of shame for proud British citizens, whats his name again??? Ca Moron.

    Unlike Obama and Ca moron Putin is a skilled politician and tactician and has lived proper real life worts and all, I would like to see him bet those two up…. & he would.

  5. Sorry but i can’t get over exited over Putin ,he is interfering in foriegn wars even more than Obama.I’m starting to belive he is a compulsive liar.
    Thousands of Russian soldiers and hundreds of Russian civilians have died in Islamic terror attacks in russia and Checnya .I am not going to argue about the soveriegnty of Checnya, it is not my business but the the brutality of the chechyan war the destruction of Grozny (which would make a good setting for a Stalingrad film)have only emboldened the Islamo Facists.
    I believe he has been lying through his teeth over the chemical weapons in Syria,what happens if Islamo Facists turn thier ire on Russia,Beslan ,moscow theatre siege ,appartment blocks blown up.for his support of Assad.These attacks arn’t an example of of Putin defending his borders are they.

  6. I am a 9th generation American of German and Scotch-Irish background. I have to say, in all honesty, I feel more of a connection to Putin than I do to the current occupant of the White House.

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