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Neo Con and Conservative Cold War Hysteria

I do not know where to begin in expressing consternation over the crazies swarming over the cable channels to pontificate on stopping Vladimir “Adolf Hitler” Putin. God Save us. Comparing Putin to Hitler, which is what Bill O’Reilly did on his show tonight, is beyond laughable. It is downright dishonest and dangerous.

But O’Reilly is not the only loon. Hell, we’ve got John McCain and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, rattling sabers and demanding that Obama do something. And Marco Rubio? Yikes.
While I fully agree that Obama projects as much strength as a flaccid penis on an 85 year old man with a swollen prostate, Putin is pursuing the Russian interests in the Ukraine and could give a flying fuck what we think.

I am growing weary of Americans and their shallow, insular view of world affairs. We are so deep in self-delusion that we can pontificate about telling Putin what he will and won’t do while having absolutely no power at all to actually persuade him to do something else.

Just as we ignored Russia and China when we invaded Iraq in March 2003, Vladimir Putin has decided to flip us the bird and pursue his own agenda. I harbor no illusions about Mr. Putin. He is not Thomas Jefferson. But he is acting a bit like Abraham Lincoln. He’s not content to sit back and do nothing as one element of the former Soviet Union faces fracture. Nope. He’ll work on preserving his version of the “UNION” and do it at the point of a bayonet. Just like Lincoln.

Leave it to Pat Lang to nail the issue:

Against that background the pathetic bleating of the pundits is simply wrong. The idea that history and human societies have something like organic life and that all of that has direction and motion is incorrect. History is just things that happened. It has no direction of change. It does not really change. People do not change. Their motivations remain what they always were. To speak of Russian action as being characteristic of the 19th or 20th centuries is inane. The Russians are proving that to be the case.

The newspapers and 24/7 news bilge is today full of outrage. It is meaningless outrage. Russia has strategic nuclear forces sufficient to eliminate any threat of significant US military action and the Europeans will not sacrifice their worldly goods for the Galicians and the Crimean Tatars.

It is clear that Putin is unconcerned with hard words directed at him from the West. The blonde BBC newsbabe said on Morning Joe today that she has now learned that a man who does not care what you think of him is difficult to deal with. More people should learn that lesson. pl

What do you think?

  • KlugerRD

    Henry Kissinger speaks on Ukraine which Obama and Kerry (as well as Putin) should heed.

    “In my life, I have seen four wars begun with great enthusiasm and public support, all of which we did not know how to end and from three of which we withdrew unilaterally. The test of policy is how it ends, not how it begins.”

    “A wise U.S. policy toward Ukraine would seek a way for the two parts of the country to cooperate with each other. We should seek reconciliation, not the domination of a faction.”

    “For the West, the demonization of Vladimir Putin is not a policy; it is an alibi for the absence of one.”

    “Putin is a serious strategist — on the premises of Russian history. Understanding U.S. values and psychology are not his strong suits. Nor has understanding Russian history and psychology been a strong point of U.S. policymakers.”

    . . .and he offers his broad solutions.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/henry-kissinger-to-settle-the-ukraine-crisis-start-at-the-end/2014/03/05/46dad868-a496-11e3-8466-d34c451760b9_story.html

    • buckeyeman

      I think Kissinger does make some good points, but I think he perhaps underestimates Putin’s understanding of US values and psychology. And, I’m not sure that the’US values and psychology’ that Kissinger has in mind are the ones that actually exist these days.
      From the get-go, it seems to me that Putin has made the most sense of anyone, West or East, just as he did in the Syrian situation.

  • BannedAgain15

    “absolutely no power at all to actually persuade him to do something else.”

    Disagree. Putin may have backed down because the Russian stock market went down dramatically this week. The only thing propping up Putin is the money he has been able to steal and pay off his cronies, which directly comes from oil revenues. Russian or rather his and his cronies asset values or wealth also keeps him in power. You threaten Russian energy revenues or the Russian elite’s asset values or the Russian economy and that will do a lot to persuade Putin to stop. Tough economic sanctions or confiscating Putin’s and his cronies’ assets outside the country will have an impact.

    Also, the Ukraine is an economic basket case thanks to the $70 billion looted from the Treasury by the previous President Yanukovych over the last 4 years. If Putin tries to take more control of the Ukraine he will own the economic basket case of the Ukraine. He has not interest in that, so help by the West to the Ukraine in an indirect way keeps Putin’s hands off. Putin also has no interest in the Ukraine from completely failing as a State, given all the Russian economic interests like energy pipelines there.

    • KenoshaMarge

      down arrow the troll.

    • KlugerRD

      Putin backed down? From what? Why are you repeating ignorant Obama talking points?

      Putin is getting Crimea reunited with Russia based purely on self-determination. It’s not a win or a loss for the U.S. because it means nothing to us.

      But that is just one chess move for Putin.

      Ukraine is a vital economic partner for Russia and he will continue to make moves that stump the West and will eventually get what he wants.

      Sanctions on Russia will not hurt them at all. So the U.S. has no moves it can make unless Obama feels the need to make another apology speech and bend over in front of Putin.

  • buckeyeman

    In a not too surprising development, the Crimean parliament votes to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.

    http://en.ria.ru/world/20140306/188146402/Crimeas-Parliament-Decides-to-Secede-to-Russia.html

    • piattq

      O rejects the action of the Crimean Parliament as a violation of the Ukrainian constitution etc. He is writing that out with his pen; new executive order no doubt.

      • buckeyeman

        So now Obama is an expert on the Ukrainian constitution too. That’s rich!

  • piattq

    Here is another side to the Paet story from the Dr. that Paet quoted:

    I was a doctor helping to save people on the square. There were 15 people killed on the first day by snipers. They were shot directly to the heart, brain and arteries. There were more than 40 the next day, 12 of them died in my arms.

    “Our nation has to ask the question who were the killers, who asked them to come to Ukraine. We need good answers on the basis of expertise.”

    Mr Paet’s assertion that an opposition figure was behind the Maidan massacre was not one she could share.

    • stodghie

      “Breaking news on RT international – A leaked diplomatic phone call reveals
      the same snipers on Kiev’s independence square were shooting at both protesters
      and police, and were allegedly in the pay of Ukraine’s new leadership. That’s
      believed to be the Estonian Foreign Minister talking to EU foreign policy chief
      Catherine Ashton; Headlines on RT internatinal – who’s calling the shots in
      Kiev. The rise of hardline nationalists, former convicts among them, is raising
      fears Ukraine’s upheaval has empowered some very dangerous people; Meanwhile
      RT’s out on the propaganda watch – as media’s fuelling panic over Ukraine,
      setting the alarms ringing over Russia’s full-blown intervention and the take
      over of the southern region of Crimea”

      hope this helps

  • S7teen70six

    This is the Estonian Foreign Minister, Urmas Paet and EU Representative of Foreign Affairs, Catherine Ashton discussing Ukraine. At the end is an admission that the investigation into the snipers that murdered so many innocent people revealed that police and protestors were murdered by the same snipers. And the evidence points not toward the deposed President but to the protestors that took over.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEgJ0oo3OA8

  • S7teen70six

    It’s probably worth considering the history of Crimea.

    For over 200 years, Russia had been expanding in a southerly direction toward the warm water ports of the Black Sea. Warm water ports that did not freeze over in the winter were essential for the development of Russian year-round trade and development of a strong navy. This brought the emerging Russian state into conflict with the Ukrainian Cossacks and then with the Ukrainian Tatars. When Russia conquered these groups and gained possession of Ukraine, the Ottoman Empire lost its buffer zone against Russian expansion, and Russia and the Ottoman Empire fell into direct conflict. The conflict with the Ottoman Empire also presented a religious issue of importance, as Russia saw itself as the protector of Orthodox Christians, many of whom lived under Ottoman control.

    Note that Russia was a protector of Orthodox Christians. Also note that Muslims, Catholics and Protestants allied against them.

  • piattq

    What I think is that we can say this is a US inspired series of events or not but if I were a citizen in a Baltic State today or Poland etc. I would be very uneasy and probably trying to find ways to put my money in a safer place and it would not be in rubles.

  • wyntre
  • wyntre

    And the lies continue.

    From Zerohedge – hacked phone call between Estonian Foreign Minister and EU Foreign Affiars Chief suggests Maiden opposition hired snipers.

    The last time a leaked phone call out of Ukraine was released about a month ago ostensibly by the Russian NSA equivalent, one between US assistant sec state Victoria Nuland and the US envoy to the Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt, it was revealed that the real puppet masters behind the Maidan movement, and the true instigators of the Ukraine “revolution” were none other than the “developed” world superpowers, lead by the US. Also revealed were tensions between the US and EU strategies on how to overthrow the current government, culminating with the infamous “Fuck the EU.”

    Needless to say the US, which implicitly confirmed the recording, was
    angry at Russia and accused it of using dirty tricks.

    That’s ironic, because when it comes to “dirty tricks” what
    is about to be presented, blows the top off anything Russia may or has done to date.

    Earlier today an even more shocking recording has been “leaked” this time one between the always concerned about human rights EU
    foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and Estonian foreign minister
    Urmas Paet, in which it is revealed on tape that all those photos of
    horrifying deaths of Ukrainians by snipers during the last days of the
    Median stand off, were in fact caused not by Snipers controlled
    by Yanukovich, but that the snipers shot at both protesters and police
    in Kiev were allegedly hired by Maidan leaders!

  • KenoshaMarge

    I read that Russia had a deal to supply discounted natural gas to Ukraine. In his speech Putin said the deal was off and Ukraine owed Russia $1.5 billion. That happened to be 50 percent more than the $1 billion in loan guarantees America offered to Ukraine hours later.

    Will Kerry/Obama now seek to borrow more money from China to give more to the Ukraine? Could this get any stupider? (I know – I know.)

  • Popsmoke

    I think the chinese are laughing all the way to the bank while we perfect the “special kind of stupid” policy…

  • KlugerRD

    I’m still laughing at the fact that Lindsay Graham believes Putin did this as a result of no one being captured for Benghazi – that Rubio thinks this is the beginning of a new Evil Empire – and that McCain is stocking his underground fall out shelter. But not to be undone by those GOP folks, Obama and Kerry think this is simply a case of road rage for Putin.

    Is there anyone in our government who cares what Putin thinks? what he wants? what his motivations are?

    It was only about 20 years ago that the Soviet Union collapsed. Americans looked at it purely from political terms and assumed that everyone there would be fine because of democratic elections.

    What no one paid attention to was that the entire economic system completely collapsed in all those countries and capitalism needed to be built up almost overnight. There was no Marshall Plan for Eastern Europe and those countries are still grappling with trying to become on par with Western Europe. China is fortunate to be making the transition gradually.

    Economics is at the heart of these tensions and Putin is seeking to protect what had been long term Russian interests. He cares less what the U.S. thinks and cares more about Europe because of gas.

    • Popsmoke

      What the heck is in the water in SC for Dilbert to keep getting re-elected?

      • KlugerRD

        Dilbert – LOL!!!

        Same with McCain and likely most in DC.

        The answer? No one is paying attention and every 2 to 4 to 6 years they pull a levers along one row that is either marked Democrat or Republican. And then they go back and think they changed the world.

    • piattq

      Excellent. I agree. We have no statesman/strategist capable of thinking in “Marshall Plan” terms when we have a world of emerging economies and states stumbling along a cliff between disaster and mayhem on one side and the slow smoking progress on the other.

    • KenoshaMarge

      Why give the voters facts when you can give them hyperbole? Most are not interested anyway. Facts do have a way of interfering with preconceived notions.

      • S7teen70six

        Facts can bum people out. It’s an act of compassion to keep such things from the masses. As they say at the White House: Don’t Tread on My Ego Trip.

  • Vorlath -

    “she has now learned that a man who does not care what you think of him is difficult to deal with.”

    Sums out why the Left is so lost. They cannot escape their bubble.

  • GabbySummers

    Totally agree Larry!. And isn’t it strange that this happened during the build-up to the Olympics and then escalated afterwards. I know the U.S. is funding this resistance. The Russian people in Crimea want Putin forces there. It is none of our business, NONE!

  • deehra

    Oh my, Putin and Bibi to deal with all in 48 hours..somebody at least give Zero a copy of the Boy Scout Handbook.. It contains good leadership guidance for boys.

  • piattq

    If this whole thing has been engineered from behind the scenes by Barry and the US/CIA + Soros, then having it blow up in their faces is well deserved.

  • piattq

    I would like to have more reliable information about the conflicting interests in Ukraine. The former President returning from jail apparently is not the symbol of “freedom loving” citizens a leader of the “Orange Revolution” might be but a more or less “crony capitalist” who made millions on gas and oil. But I don’t know. To me what this whole drama shows is that solid, intelligent diplomacy never begins with a crisis. But I also do not subscribe to the idea that the US has been an international disaster over the last century. Putin may not be evil but he is also no hero.

  • wyntre

    I know Snyder can be a loon but on this I believe could be right.

    “If you have not listened to the conversation between Assistant
    Secretary of State Victoria Nuland and Ambassador to the Ukraine
    Geoffrey Pyatt that was leaked a little over a month ago on YouTube,
    please click on the video posted below. As Robert Wenzel recently
    discussed, this video is solid proof that Obama administration
    officials were plotting who the new leaders of Ukraine would be several weeks before a violent revolution ousted President Viktor Yanukovych from power…

    During the clip, Nuland and Pyatt discuss their desired
    outcome for the crisis in Ukraine. Now that 3 weeks have passed since the leak and events have developed, it is instructive to listen to the recording once again. (See below.) Keep in mind that this leak was made on February 2, which means the conversation occurred before that date. Viktor Yanukovych did not lose power over the Ukrainian government until more than three weeks later February 24th.

    The recording reveals Nuland and Pyatt discussing whether Vitali
    Klitschko, sometimes referred to as “Klitsch” in the recording, should
    be named the deputy prime minister and seems to assume that Arseniy Yatseniuk, sometimes referred to in the recording as “Yats,” will becomeprime minister. Since that conversation, Yatseniuk has, indeed, become prime minister. Anybody that tells you that the US is not running the “revolution” from behind the scenes is blowing smoke.”

    • piattq

      Thanks for that information. Really puts a different light on things. Putin has a reputation for being a little paranoid about the US/CIA—or just because you are paranoid doesn’t mean they are not out to get you. Leading from Behind Antics?

    • beyond partisan

      You’ll never hear that full clip on the mainstream media.

    • jbjd

      You wrote,

      Anybody that tells you that the US is not running the “revolution” from behind the scenes is blowing smoke.”

      But at most, the conversation you site to support your conclusion only constitutes evidence of U.S. ‘involvement’ in the outcome of internal events. Representatives of the governments of several other countries – Poland, Germany, France, and Russia – were also ‘lobbying’ for their desired results amidst Ukrainian unrest. Such diplomatic lobbying is done all the time.

      When the Ukrainian Parliament met on February 22 and voted to oust its present leader and call for new elections; some of those countries achieved the political results they desired. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-26248275

      • wyntre

        No. I did NOT write that. It is what Snyder wrote. I happen to agree with him that the US is involved.

        • jbjd

          Oh; I was confused by the formatting.

          • wyntre

            You did see the quotation marks, right?

        • wyntre

          Oops. Up-voted myself by mistake.

      • S7teen70six

        But did Parliament have the constitutional authority to remove the President from office and appoint a new government?

    • S7teen70six

      There is certainly intentional action to achieve a desired outcome.

  • wyntre

    More propaganda from the presstitutes desperate to salvage yet another POS foreign policy flop.

    What I understand (so far) is western Ukraine has been influenced by EU and the Americans (remember the Nuland tape) to break away from Russia. Half of the country (including Crimea) does not agree with that position and neither does Russia. Even the common languages in the two halves of the country are different. The west speaks Ukranian and the east speaks Russian.

    The so-called “new” Ukaranian government was not democratically elected. Yanukovich (sp?) was and after fleeing Ukraine solicited Russian assistance.

    That’s a simplistic take but I think Putin has every right to protect native Russian speakers and Russian assets as well as aid an ally.

    And it is NOT our business to intervene although, apparently, that”s exactly what has happened with the US leading the way in fomenting political disruption. During the Olumpics. Duh.

    • stodghie

      they did a little more than that(usa). a department of the usa and soros both paid “demonstrators” to create chaos. sound like arab spring? it should! and with the same results ie another total fuck up by barry and gang.

      • wyntre

        Agree.

    • KlugerRD

      Yanukovych is finished. Putin is not even supporting him anymore.

      http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/03/04/Putin-says-Yanukovych-has-no-political-future

      I do think Putin simply wants a political outcome in Ukraine that is not hostile to Russia and maintains their economic ties.

  • Dave L.

    The problem here is the fact that the majority of Americans get their entire knowledge of foreigh affairs from watching CNN, MSNBC and the rest of the MSM. The idiots believe everything they are told by the entertainers reading the news to them. You are right, Orilley is a loon, you never know where the idiot is going next, he is all over the place. I am surprised he gets guests to even appear on his show.

    • GabbySummers

      For some reason, FOX seems to be against Putin like Obama – and that is disturbing. They are idiots!

  • KenoshaMarge

    Maybe Obama can find that old reset button. Then he can show Putin his flexibility.

    • foxyladi14

      lololol run barky run

    • foxyladi14

      lololol run barky run

  • FloridaFI

    Putin will not force a split of Ukraine into an East and West.

    He may enter the East to quell violence against ethnic Russians, but he will not allow his forces to stay.

    Just like in Georgia, he will allow Russia to “Retreat” back to Russian territory after bowing to “diplomatic pressure.”

    An East/West split would allow the Ukrainian West to join with the EU and NATO.

    This is something that Putin can not allow.

    By allowing the Ukraine to stay united, but politically split, Putin will be able to control future political leaders in Ukraine.

    So, like in Georgia, Putin will scare the crap out of all Ukrainians and then back off and let them flock to his strength.

    No Ukrainian citizen, East or West, will trust the EU, NATO or the United States for a very long time.

    Ukrainians are nothing, if not pragmatic.

  • KlugerRD

    If one ere to have paid attention to what Putin actually said and did then they might be able to understand this.

    In his press conference Putin viewed the change in government in Ukraine as a coup (not that he has any love for the deposed dictator anymore). But it appears he wants a more formal election to determine the outcome which will likely not change anything. Why?

    The other day Helen posted a map of the very valuable Russian natural gas pipelines running through Ukraine. Russia cannot afford to having any disruption of the flow through that or a new government that is hostile to Russia.

    This map pretty much articulates Putin’s real concerns:

    http://fm.cnbc.com/applications/cnbc.com/resources/files/2014/03/03/Unknown.png

    So Putin rattles some sabers in Crimea – gets everyone’s attention – and will likely get his way with an election and more favorable outcome.

    Russia has a strong economic interdependence with Ukraine and other neighboring countries. At some point the so-called experts need to start viewing Russia through historical glasses and not through historically distorted glasses.

    But to immediately jump the ignorant conclusion that Putin is seeking to reconstitute the USSR, or I read where some are saying he following the Hitler playbook, is astonishingly ignorant.

    • S7teen70six

      I couldn’t agree more with your last sentence. The propaganda is surprising.

  • KenoshaMarge

    The minute some pundidiots start comparing someone to Hitler is where I tune-out. It is estimated that as many as THIRTY-FIVE MILLION PEOPLE died because of Adolph Hitler. To compare Putin or anyone else for that matter to Hitler is not only ridiculous, it diminishes the horror of what Hitler did.

    Obama is a weak president who invites the kind of disrespect he receives from Putin. Too late to do anything about that. Obama isn’t about to grow a pair now. He is far more interested in attacking the GOP than anyone outside our borders. Thank God, given his incompetence, for that.

    It is to be hoped that the American People remember the rattling of sabers and the media hysteria just before WE invaded a sovereign nation called Iraq.

    • stodghie

      what kenoshamarge said. LOL

    • GabbySummers

      Nailed it!

    • S7teen70six

      You know, it’s funny that you said that. Hope you don’t mind if I keep snickering a little while longer.

      From the Benghazi Betty her very self:

      “Now if this sounds familiar, it’s what Hitler did back in the 30s,” she said. “All the Germans that were … the ethnic Germans, the Germans by ancestry who were in places like Czechoslovakia and Romania and other places, Hitler kept saying they’re not being treated right. I must go and protect my people and that’s what’s gotten everybody so nervous.”

  • S7teen70six

    Thought y’all might appreciate this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkiaGiTRF3I

    • KenoshaMarge

      This will never do Steen – it doesn’t follow the media narrative. It also explains why Russia is doing what it is doing instead of just screaming “Putin is Hitler”.

    • wyntre

      When Blitzer had Cohen on with Amanpour yesterday I thought she was going to calve a cow!

      • S7teen70six

        This must be what you are referring to.

        • wyntre

          Yup. Amanpour is such an obnoxious bullying control freak. typical Lib.

          But no worries. Blitzer is back on the plantation, today.

  • HELENK2
  • HELENK2

    Russian troops on military exercises on Ukraine’s borders ordered to
    return to their bases by President Putin, spokesman says – @BBCBreaking

  • HELENK2

    Russian and Ukrainian forces agree to compromise at Belbek air base,
    contingent of Ukrainians will be allowed to maintain aircraft – @AnshelPfeffer

  • no_longer_a_democrat

    Bill O’Reilly was such an idiot tonight… saying how the US can destroy the Ruble… he was comparing how Argentine’s currency went bust and Iran’s too.

    I cannot believe he was comparing Iran to Russia. Russia is not a small country… its currency cannot be devalued like was done in Iran.

    I think that interview with Obie has gone to his already oversized head.

    • KenoshaMarge

      Pity so many people listen to the old gasbag – it only encourages him to think he’s as important as he already thinks he is.

      And I wonder, if the US sets out to destroy Russia’s economy will that not have a domino effect around the world? The Dems are always bleating about everything being a world issue.

    • elizabethrc

      True. when O’Reilly’s ego comes up against his intelligence, his ego always wins. It’s a bit pitiful, the way he incessantly interrupts any and all guests, even those who are so clearly more intelligent and knowledgeable than he.
      Special Report with Bret Baier offers the kind of news show that used to be on most channels. Each is allowed to say his or her piece without interruption, whether one agrees with the speaker or not. They seem to recognize that it is not a battle of wills, and rarity that it is, they actually seem to listen to each other (Juan Williams excepted). That’s the way people learn, but since Obama already knows it all, he far prefers to lecture (as in his incredibly long answer to a reporter’s question at his Netanyahu news conference… I never heard such a long series of run on sentences, which reached a point of embarrassment).
      Putin knows he’s playing with an immature child.

    • stodghie

      “Russia supplies a very large amount of natural gas to the EU.

      He could shut them down in a second anytime he wanted.

      He also can, and will switch Russia’s reserve currency from the US Dollar to the Chinese Yuan and tank our economy.”

      We’d better be careful what we wish for. copied another poster says it very well

      russia has gold and we have an empty fort knox. we don’t give back germany’s gold? why is that? we have worthless paper and our days of reserve currency and petro dollar are fast slipping away. please tell me o’lielly is not that dumb!

  • no_longer_a_democrat

    Huh?!?!

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-03/russian-troops-ukraine-hit-16000-us-department-defense-orders-them-go-home

    Our DOD is ordering the Russian troops in Ukraine to go home??
    How does this even work?

    • HELENK2

      maybe they thought they were talking to the US troops because of our military cuts and they were not needed anymore

      • KenoshaMarge

        Wouldn’t be at all surprised.

  • gonzotx

    Bill Clinton convinced the Ukraine to give up their nuclear weapons and we would protect them. Do you really think Putin would have rolled into the country if they still had their arsenal?

  • Popsmoke

    One day we will have adults back in control of the WH…One day….

    • KenoshaMarge

      I hope you’re right. See any around?

  • S7teen70six

    The Usual Suspects regurgitate their calls for war, more war and even more war. As if that was in our interest, even a little bit. McInsane, Lapdog Lindsey and Harpo Rubio are without a doubt the absolute worst kind of Republicans.

    • Popsmoke

      If these three keep up their antics the midterms are going to be.killers for the republicans…

      • HELENK2

        IMHO there should be a clean sweep in DC and many that have been too long at the fair should be gone.
        you know that symbol that subs used to use of tying a broom to the conning tower when they had fired all their torpedoes, well that should be the political symbol for 2014. New ideas, new people to carry them out. then just leave them there long enough to do a good job and not get too comfortable It is not supposed to be a lifetime job

        • stodghie

          gee i wonder who the repubs will lose to that are better for the people?? answer there isn’t anyone. so pointing at three fools leaves a lot of other politicians both democrat and repub who have failed the people

    • stodghie

      all need to wash out their mouths with soap and then shut up.

      • KenoshaMarge

        Two things you can never get from politicians are the truth and silence.

    • KenoshaMarge

      Rubio has to beat the war drums extra hard because he’s still in the outer darkness for his work on immigration with the Gang of Eight.
      Had to laugh when he called Russia and Russians liars. Any politician calling someone else a liar is always humorous in a sick kind of way.

    • GabbySummers

      These idiots are why the repubs can win the presidency – they plus Rove are sabotoging the real conservatives.

  • HARP2

    Bill O’Reilly is an egotistical twit. He thinks he has all the answers to every problem. He would fit right in with this administration.
    Not once during the hour did he mention Romney and Palin.
    If he’s so damn smart, maybe he can figure who is going to give us a ride to the space station.

    • S7teen70six

      There are times I’m not so sure O’Reilly isn’t working for them.

  • HELENK2

    Putin claims to have a letter from the overthrown president of the Ukraine asking for troops to protect Russian people in the Ukraine.
    how much weight will that carry with the world?

    It is understandable for Russia to keep the Ukraine as an ally and to do what ever they have to do to protect their interests in the region
    the pipelines, the seaport, the food production in the Ukraine make it in Russia’s best interest to annex it.

    this and Syria have shown just how much backtrack has damaged this country in the world’s view. That is a very dangerous for us. He has empowered Putin and a few others to a point not see in many years.