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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Saturday, March 8, 2014


One could hope that the comments listed above were trolling - and maybe a few were.  But the right's hatred of Obama is so profound, so all encompassing, the fact is many on the right would prefer Putin to Obama.

I've had the opportunity to study Putin a little bit, and he's not a guy you want anywhere near the levers of power.

He's benefited from Russia's natural resources - as many autocrats do - but he's not made a "Greater Russia" no matter what he thinks.

But then again, getting "high on your own supply" is also a feature of the right wing in this country.

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