Obama’s Comment on Putin’s Carriage

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Obama did something unusual at his press conference. He took a personal shot at Putin that went beyond his other insufferably arrogant remarks. He clumsily attempted to lay this at the feet of the press, in a shot at them too. After he said it, realizing what he had just said, he attempted to cover it up by saying that he and Putin often had productive exchanges:

“I know the press likes to focus on body language, and he’s got that kind of slouch, looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom. But the truth is, is that when we’re in conversations together, oftentimes it’s very productive.”

Actually, does Putin slouch? He sure doesn’t look it to me when he’s horseback riding half naked.

Let’s face facts, folks. Who among us does not sometimes or even often look at other people and have a variety of petty, hateful, spiteful, biased, prejudiced, fearful and other thoughts? Who doesn’t size up other people and judge them? How many of us are saints 100% of the time? Putin has these thoughts too. Obama does. Nixon did, and so did LBJ. The question that always pops up in my mind is why we trust these men and women with huge power? Some of us may defer to their supposed knowledge and think they can make better decisions because of it, but do they actually have better knowledge? And can they get past the same petty, hateful, spiteful, prejudiced, jealous and fearful thoughts that everyone else has? And God knows what else lurks in the hearts of such ambitious men who think they’re chosen to make decisions for everyone else. They have to wheel and deal to get where they’re at. They have to sell their souls usually. I don’t see why they should be trusted. Maybe the argument is that we have to put the most devilish in charge because they can best deal with the most devilish from the other countries who are also in charge. A fine situation that is. Why should good people put up with that?

9:27 am on August 11, 2013