Speak in the Past Tense and Talk About the Weather

Here’s one place where the NRO literati and real Americans are out of touch:
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No matter how good Putin looks with his shirt off, and no matter how many puppies he crushes with his bare fists, it don’t mean shit if the toilets in his country don’t flush. Victor Davis Hansen might be able to have a stroke session where he imagines being one of Putin’s inner circle, but even 27 percenters stockpiling ammo and hiding from death panels don’t want to make Vlad their Daddy.

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35 replies
  1. 1
    Jerzy Russian says:

    How can this be? George W. Bush himself saw Mr. Putin’s soul, and from what I can recall, it was good.

  2. 2
    DougJ says:

    Really would have gone with “You don’t know how lucky you are, boys” here.

  3. 3
    Jerzy Russian says:

    @DougJ:

    Really would have gone with “You don’t know how lucky you are, boys” here.

    This is why you are the teacher and I will always be the student.

  4. 4
    Mike in NC says:

    Victor Davis Hansen might be able to have a stroke session where he imagines being one of Putin’s inner circle

    Authoritarians like VDH evidently spend a lot of time thinking about stroking Putin’s privates.

  5. 5
    maya says:

    But, but, didn’t we have someone of great vision look into his soul?
    Edit: Jerzy Russian got up earlier than I.

  6. 6
    Suffern ACE says:

    Yeah, but he’s not playing for our votes. The next 3-5 presidents will have to deal with him. I’m thinking the story will be “time to reset our relationship” at the beginning of each new term.

  7. 7
    Mark S. says:

    @DougJ:

    Another great conservative song!

  8. 8
    evolved beyond the fist mistermix says:

    @DougJ: Take me to your daddy’s farm

  9. 9
    beltane says:

    Funny. It looks like America’s love affair with Putin soured at exactly the same time as its love affair with GWB.

  10. 10
    Cacti says:

    Wikileaks thinks he’s a pretty swell guy.

  11. 11
    Mark S. says:

    Putin just needs to hire Ari Fleischer to turn this around.

  12. 12
    NotMax says:

    Would like to see a chart of the percentage of Americans who could correctly identify who Putin is and what position he holds.

  13. 13
    flukebucket says:

    and no matter how many puppies he crushes with his bare fists, it don’t mean shit if the toilets in his country don’t flush.

    Preach it brother!!

  14. 14
    Biff Longbotham says:

    Putin just needs to ‘reinvent himself’, then all will be roses again.

  15. 15
    Citizen_X says:

    Is wrong. Putin love puppies, all animals. Is emo kids Putin crushes with fists.

  16. 16
    RSA says:

    @NotMax:

    Would like to see a chart of the percentage of Americans who could correctly identify who Putin is and what position he holds.

    Isn’t Putin, like, the plural of puta?

  17. 17
    Roger Moore says:

    @Mark S.:

    Putin just needs to hire Ari Fleischer to turn this around.

    I was thinking more along the lines of Bob Shrum.

  18. 18
    Biff Longbotham says:

    @RSA: No, more like genitive . Or was that vocative?….

  19. 19
    karen says:

    No matter how good Putin looks with his shirt off, and no matter how many puppies he crushes with his bare fists, it don’t mean shit if the toilets in his country don’t flush

    We have to go with the toilets we have, not the toilets we want.

  20. 20
    Roger Moore says:

    Given the function of toilets, I would think defective ones would mean more shit, rather than less.

  21. 21
    Scamp Dog says:

    @Jerzy Russian: my reaction after hearing that quote was “What soul? Putin’s KGB, he doesn’t have a soul anymore!” You’d think that a conservative would have some memory of the Cold War…

  22. 22
    kindness says:

    VD Hansen has stars coming out of his tv & tingles up his leg when he see’s Putin bare chested.

  23. 23
    Matt McIrvin says:

    See, McCain was just following the trendline when he tried to start a war with Putin back in ’08.

  24. 24
    Poopyman says:

    Uh, there are no data points between 2003 and 2013? Wazzatden?

    (Besides a graph with 4 data points, that is.)

  25. 25
    Yatsuno says:

    So Vladdie’s chances for re-election in the US ain’t so good eh?

  26. 26
    Violet says:

    I’d be interested to see how Americans’ views of Putin change after these Olympics, assuming things continue to go well. The games have made Putin and Russia look good. Putin has shown up at the USA House and been friendly with US Olympic officials and athletes. Russia looks gorgeous in all the TV coverage. Putin looks like a nice, friendly, competent guy who can put on a good Olympics. He’s got to be pleased with how it’s going.

  27. 27
    Mnemosyne (iPad Mini) says:

    @RSA:

    I thought it was that stuff they make in Canada with cheese curds and gravy.

  28. 28
    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @Mnemosyne (iPad Mini): That is poutine and it is yummy.

  29. 29
    catclub says:

    @Violet: “nice, friendly, competent guy who can put on a good Olympics. ”

    Worked great for Mitt Romney.

  30. 30
    slippytoad says:

    @Jerzy Russian:

    Oh, I can’t wait to shove that one down every Republican throat for the rest of history.

    Especially the part about Bush being a fucking fool. I really enjoy harping on what an incredible goddamn fool Bush was.

  31. 31
    GregB says:

    What red-blooded heterosexual male Christian American conservative isn’t turned on by Putin’s smooth pecs and authoritarian actions?

  32. 32
    300baud says:

    I’m thinking the 19% that like him just know him as one of Sarah Palin’s neighbors.

  33. 33
    J R in WV says:

    Wait a minute! 100% minus 63%…..

    37%… that’s getting close to the Human Constant of 27%, isn’t it?

    Just saying.

  34. 34
    tybee says:

    and now i hear putin has re-arrested pussy riot. what a guy!

  35. 35
    Chyron HR says:

    @tybee:

    Yeah, whatever, but did he violate their cellular telephony metadata?

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