The past few days I keep running into variations on a poster that compares Barack Obama with Vladimir Putin. There’ll be a picture of Putin doing something absurdly manly, juxtaposed with one of Obama doing something along the same lines but unbearably wimpy. The posters are pretty clearly designed to appeal to a certain sort of conservative, who likes to see himself as a man’s man.
That same conservative apparently doesn’t mind being made to look like an idiot if he really believes Vladimir Putin is above faking photo opportunities. Or maybe he believes that a Russian photographer just happened to encounter Putin, who just happened to be tramping shirtless and rifle-armed through the Siberian tundra ala Young Stallone. Just before suiting up and climbing into the cockpit of his very own F1 racer. No real reason, that’s just how you spend your time when you’re a really studly Russian dictator. Too bad our American dictator is such a wuss, huh?
Look, I’m no big fan of Barack Obama or any of his totalitarian friends. But I’ll be dipped in dog shit and roasted to a golden brown before I’ll build up a murderous animal like Vladimir Putin, just to make a nonentity like Obama look worse than he already does. That’s all I wanted to say.