Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Putin's Persistent Popularity Reveals The Appeal Of "Strength"

It is no secret that Putin is a tyrant and a thug.

What Americans don't see, won't see, can't see is that inordinately popular leaders - whatever their provenance - are popular in direct relationship to their thuggishness.

Putin (like Bush before him) is a very small man - a chest-thumping middle-schooler who never outgrew playground bullying.

Even more remarkably, Americans who most boast their freedom-loving patriotism are also most prone to admire Putin's strength -- regardless his criminality -- while holding Obama in contempt, no matter his admirable restraint and substantive accomplishment.

238 Presidential Historians Rank Obama Near The Top: Dubyah Near The Bottom

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