December 19, 2015
Our Glorious Leader was back on Morning Joe yesterday and committed the ultimate sin of praising the glorious leader of the East.
The cucks got their jimmies all rustled.
What started as a seemingly mild admiration between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin took an uncomfortable turn Friday when the GOP White House hopeful seemed to defend the Russian president’s strong-arm tactics – and dismiss his alleged killing of journalists and others who cross him.
One day after Putin praised Trump, the outspoken Republican candidate told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he was happy with the compliments, even after the show anchors pointed out that Putin has been accused of killing political opponents and reporters as well as his aggressive history of invading countries.
“Our country does plenty of killing also,” Trump responded.
Almost immediately, Republican rival and former Florida governor Jeb Bush blasted Trump on Twitter, writing, “A true freedom-loving conservative wouldn’t be flattered by praise from a despot like Putin.”
He added, “Does Donald even know Putin backs Iran/Assad? Does he care? We must stand up to Putin not coddle him.”
Trump fired back, saying Bush has “embarrassed himself & his family with his incompetent campaign for president.”
He added, “The last thing our country needs is another BUSH! Dumb as a rock!”
During Putin’s annual news conference, the Russian leader mentioned the 2016 U.S. presidential election and noted that if Trump were in charge, the frosty relationship between the two countries would start to thaw.
“He (Trump) says he wants to move to another level of relations, to closer and deeper relations with Russia, how can we not welcome that? Of course we welcome it.”
Putin also called Trump “a very colorful character and talented” and said “he’s the absolute leader in the presidential race.”
Trump, during his phone-in interview on MSNBC, returned the compliment, saying, “He’s running his country. At least he’s a leader, you know, unlike what we have in this country.”
Trump refused to back down, telling FoxNews.com in a statement on Friday, “It is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond.”
He added, “I have always felt that Russia and the United States should be able to work well with each other towards defeating terrorism and restoring world peace, not to mention trade and all of the other benefits derived from mutual respect.”
This “killing journalists” is just another goofy atrocity lie. It’s never been proven, and even if it were true, who cares? Sometimes you have to defend yourself from people trying to harm your nation, and modern journalists are some of the most evil people on the planet.
That said, the US has all of these great allies who do a lot more than kill journalist. Saudi Arabia literally crucifies political activists, Turkey has been proven to fund ISIS and Israel does nothing but kill Palestinian children all week long.
In what may be the first time ever I’ve sort of agreed with Vox, I have agreed with Vox:
Consider the fact that for the past year, Republican leaders, to no real media backlash, have been lavishing praise on another dictator: Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.
If anything, Sisi has been even more violent than Putin in his crackdowns on political dissidents and journalists. And a number of prominent Republicans have been far more effusive in their praise of Sisi than Trump was toward Putin. Yet for some odd reason, the media has deemed Republican praise of Sisi acceptable while lambasting Trump’s praise of Putin.
Sisi came to power in a 2013 military coup, which he followed by executing one of the largest mass atrocities of the 21st century, killing at least 817 civilians who had gathered for a peaceful Muslim Brotherhood demonstration, many of them women and children, in a single day. He has followed this with two years of mass imprisonment and violence against political dissidents and journalists, a still-worsening campaign that goes significantly beyond even Putin’s.
While the Obama administration briefly punished Sisi for the 2013 massacre, it ultimately made the cynical decision to overlook his crimes and partner with his regime. That decision has, deservedly, been heavily criticized by human rights organizations. But a significant number of prominent Republicans have gone a good step further, actually praising Sisi as a hero — and often not despite but because of his violent crackdowns.
“You’ve acted bravely here on the front lines,” Rep. Michele Bachmann, flanked by Reps. Louie Gohmert and Steve King, said in a bizarre statement from Cairo just three weeks after Sisi’s massacre, which she praised as a blow against “great evil.”
Sen. Ted Cruz announced in a recent Republican debate, “We need a president that shows the courage that Egypt’s President el-Sisi, a Muslim, [did] when he called out the radical Islamic terrorists who are threatening the world.”
When Cruz praised Sisi for “calling out radical Islamic terrorists,” to be clear, he was referring to Sisi’s campaign of terror and violence against peaceful members of the Muslim Brotherhood, which claimed many hundreds of civilian lives.
“Thank God for President al-Sisi in Egypt,” Mike Huckabee said in a TV appearance this February.
Jeb Bush said that Sisi “should be rewarded” for his actions, and criticized Obama for not cozying up to Sisi further. And so on and so on.
Vox then loses the plot, claiming that the media only attacks Trump because they are too scared to attack the rest of the GOP. But the point stands.
The media and the government is obsessed with attacking Putin because he’s been deemed a threat to their systems.
The Donald doesn’t care about their systems. He cares about the people. And a war with Russia is no good for the people.
A Trump-Putin alliance could well save the world.