Thursday, September 12, 2013

Is it too much to ask

That Vlad Putin not be made into a hero?

I mean, really.


gratuitous said...

Truly, I'm not trying to be dense, but I'm puzzled by this sort of thing. I see it a Driftglass all the time, and on other websites as well.

The scenario goes something like this: Difficult Problem A rears its head over our great nation and its body politic. There is some floundering around as folks try to discern where they might stand on the problem. Mostly the confusion seems to stem from the fact that Problem A lines folks up on sides they're not used to taking.

As various nincompoops and dunderheads weigh in on Problem A, someone winds up where they're not "supposed" to be, like Rand Paul opposing drone strikes or Vladimir Putin proposing that Syria destroy its chemical weapons. Both of these examples are a little disconcerting, but just because the messenger isn't our standard-issue political bedfellow, it's possible to agree with his position without making him into a hero.

Who is making Putin into a hero? Where are the hordes of liberals and progressives (Or emoprogs - am I using that right?) swooning over pinup photos of Rand Paul? I really need some additional information here . . .

pansypoo said...

well, this has to be a quandary for the rite. obama vs commie!

Unknown said...

If you don't want Putin to take potshots at your country, stop giving him ammunition. Pope Francis has made similar remarks re attacking Syria.