Video: Reset button suddenly not working

posted at 12:01 pm on June 19, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Three years ago, the Obama administration gave Russia a “reset” button. Three months ago, Barack Obama asked Russian president Dmitri Medvedev to transmit a request to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for some diplomatic space on missile defense, promising that Obama would have “more flexibility” after the election for … something.  How has all of that smart power paid off for the President?  According to CBS News, Obama and Putin can barely look at each other at a joint news conference (via The Weekly Standard):

CBS reports that when Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin met with the press after their long private discussion, “The two men barely looked at each other. You could just feel, sort of, the tension between them. And the body language really represented how far apart the two leaders remain on the issue of Syria.”

That wasn’t the only embarrassment for smart power at this summit.  Putin ended up lecturing Obama over American foreign policy while defying the West over Syria:

“And interestingly,” CBS adds, “Apparently President Obama got a bit of a lecture from Putin about some other failed transitions that are going on around the world.”

Russia should be getting a lecture of its own.  The UK, with American assistance, halted a ship that was carrying arms from Russia to Syria, including attack helicopters, by revoking its insurance and forcing it into port:

The British marine insurer Standard Club said it had withdrawn cover from all the ships owned by Femco, a Russian cargo line, including the MV Alaed.

“We were made aware of the allegations that the Alaed was carrying munitions destined for Syria,” the company said in a statement. “We have already informed the ship owner that their insurance cover ceased automatically in view of the nature of the voyage.” …

As it neared the Dutch coast, the authorities there also hailed the ship, the security sources said, and it made an abrupt turn, heading towards Scotland. It was last night now off the coast of the Hebrides but with no insurance covering the ship security sources say it may now have to return to port.

In their attempts to bombard rebel towns into submission, Assad regime forces have increasingly brought up helicopters, strafing the towns of Haffa and Rastan last week.

Their use, condemned by Kofi Annan, the UN peace envoy, has not stopped Russia’s continued insistence on providing arms to the Syrians. Moscow is continuing with a 2007 contract to provide more than 20 MiG-29 M2 fighter aircraft, according to the Americans.

Ah, well.  At least we have the good times, no?

Russian media have been poking fun at the US secretary of state over a translation error on a gift she presented to her Russian counterpart.

Hillary Clinton gave Sergei Lavrov a mock “reset” button, symbolising US hopes to mend frayed ties with Moscow.

But he said the word the Americans chose, “peregruzka”, meant “overloaded” or “overcharged”, rather than “reset”.

Daily newspaper Kommersant declared on its front page: “Sergei Lavrov and Hillary Clinton push the wrong button.”

Three years later … they’re still laughing.


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Millions will be pressing the ‘reset’ button in November.

faraway on June 19, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Obama isn’t nearly as cute when he’s pouting.

Drained Brain on June 19, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Talk about two men in love with themselves – bad karma

jake-the-goose on June 19, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Putin is KGB and will always be KGB. Putin will do anything to undermine US interests around the world and any US president who thinks differently is a fool.

banzaibob on June 19, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Moron in chief. He’s a boy in a man’s game.

TheAudacityofNOPE on June 19, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Best secretary of state ever!

lorien1973 on June 19, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Reagan he is NOT!

ThePrez on June 19, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Pish. Two allies with the absolute same goals, pretending to be at cross purposes for the cameras, trying to conceal and make us forget the “I’ll be more flexible after the election” thing.

And so many people who should know better falling for it.

LegendHasIt on June 19, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Well, if Putin can’t stand Obama, that has to be a point in his favour.

OldEnglish on June 19, 2012 at 12:11 PM

S-M-R-T !!!!!!
S-M-R-T !!!!!!
.
Homer Simpson likes it!

ExpressoBold on June 19, 2012 at 12:11 PM

O_O

*we are so fu%ked*

Seven Percent Solution on June 19, 2012 at 12:12 PM

any US president who thinks differently is a fool.

banzaibob on June 19, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Well, we’re covered there.

BacaDog on June 19, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Obama is sad his smiling, awesomeness rhetoric, stonewalling and bullying that is his method in the U.S. have no effect on Putin. They have no effect in the U.S. either, actually.

Paul-Cincy on June 19, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Syria is a Russian client state. What else were the Russians going to do?

K.T. McFarland


What’s in it for Russia?

By helping navigate the Assads out and someone else in, Russia’s position of primary in Syria would not change. They could maintain their economic relationship with Syria, continue selling them arms, keep their Mediterranean port of Tartous, while at the same time gaining the respect of the world. Who knows — Putin might even get his own Nobel Peace Prize for preventing a disastrous civil war that could spread to Syria’s neighbors and threaten to ignite the entire region.

What’s in it for a new, post-Assad Syrian regime? They get to hit the restart button. They will avoid a bloody, destructive, and prolonged civil war. Iran’s economic assistance, which is likely to dwindle anyway once the Iran oil sanctions kick in, will be replaced by Sunni, American and Western largesse.

What’s in it for the Assads? Maybe, just maybe, they can keep their heads and retire to a vacation spot on the Black Sea. Once the Russians settle on a successor, Assad will realize his days are numbered, and look for a way out. If not, the Russians have shown a great talent for knowing how to get rid of leaders who have overstayed their welcome.

Dr Evil on June 19, 2012 at 12:13 PM

If he weren’t so dangerous to our country, I would almost feel sorry for his ineptitude…

ArtVandelay on June 19, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Putin is KGB and will always be KGB. Putin will do anything to undermine US interests around the world and any US president who thinks differently is a fool.

banzaibob on June 19, 2012 at 12:06 PM

+1

I’m sure Obama is thinking to himself “Doesn’t Putin know I’m not Bush?”

WisRich on June 19, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Putin ended up lecturing Obama over American foreign policy while defying the West over Syria

Did Putin quip that Obama might be punching above his weight?/ While I note that sarcastically, that’s essentially the posture that the Russians are taking. Putin is moving into the Middle East unopposed and it is quite concerning. Syria is a murderous regime and now Putin is bolstering his hand while we stand flaccidly by talking about immigration policy.

*facepalm….er faceplant….with all the world a stage….

ted c on June 19, 2012 at 12:14 PM

But they have so much in common; gleaming pecs, gray hair, predilections for tyrannical behavior, a dismissal of their nation’s common people. You would think the two of them would be spooning one another right there in the room.

Bishop on June 19, 2012 at 12:14 PM

It is downright terrifying to think about this poseur trying to deal with an operator like Putin.

January 20 cannot come soon enough!!!

rockmom on June 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Ex-KGB agent meets ex-community organizer.

It’s like watching an armored tank coming across a cockroach on the road.

Bammie is a laughing stock on the world stage.

fogw on June 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Barack would rather push the “Easy” button. But since that comes from Staples, he would have to give credit to Bain Capital and Mitt Romney.

Vladimir: Flexibility for thee, hardball for me.

Steve Z on June 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Obama is probably thinking about that photo of a shirtless Putin riding a horse.

Putin is probably thinking of that photo of Obama riding a girls bicycle wearing his mom jeans.

bailey24 on June 19, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Nothing with Barry works

bayview on June 19, 2012 at 12:17 PM

the Putin-Bush relationship was much more a coequal, mutually distrustful, but somewhat respectful relationship. Bush coopted Vee-lad and disarmed him by being friendly and engaging with the guy, a move that, IMO, disavowed Putin of acting to aggressively as he is wont to do. Obama, however, is perceived as a pussy-footing lightweight that Putin can smack around at will. Syria is proof-positive of that fact. There is no way that V-lad would’ve sailed attack helicopters and marines past G-Dub without being concerned about losing a ship or two.

ted c on June 19, 2012 at 12:17 PM

Pish. Two allies with the absolute same goals, pretending to be at cross purposes for the cameras, trying to conceal and make us forget the “I’ll be more flexible after the election” thing.

And so many people who should know better falling for it.

LegendHasIt on June 19, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Interesting way to look at it. Would almost agree except that Putin goes out of his way to seem like a type A alpha and no type A alpha or one attempting to assert himself as such is going to “play along” with someone who is considered a beta and, let’s face it, Obama pretty much is amongst people who have had to work very hard and deal with people they’d rather not to get where they other – like other world leaders.

If you’ve lost Canada, who publicly say they’re selling their goods to China and not you, then you are a beta. Sorry.

The only “play along” that Putin would have is one where he’s photographed with his foot on the back of Obama’s neck.

kim roy on June 19, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Panic button

Philly on June 19, 2012 at 12:18 PM

wimp

Conservative4ev on June 19, 2012 at 12:18 PM

The Narcissists Summit…good times!

d1carter on June 19, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Putin knows he has Obama in a box over Syria, realizing that Obama is so weak, that he can basically do anything he wants in or around Syria.

I’m sure Putin has his sights on Egypt as well.

WisRich on June 19, 2012 at 12:19 PM

i’m sure the lsm is defending dear leader big time on this tension

cmsinaz on June 19, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Oh, and I’m not letting George W. off the hook for his “I looked into his eyes” statement.

WisRich on June 19, 2012 at 12:20 PM

The only kind of world stage bad actors that Obama has proven that he can deal with are the ones that can be hit with ST6 or a hellfire missile from 10k ft. Aside from them guys, I’m afraid that he is pretty unprepared.

ted c on June 19, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Millions will be pressing the ‘reset’ button in November.

faraway on June 19, 2012 at 12:03 PM

More like the “eject” button.

CurtZHP on June 19, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Putin is KGB and will always be KGB. Putin will do anything to undermine US interests around the world and any US president who thinks differently is a fool.

banzaibob on June 19, 2012 at 12:06 PM

I would include GW Bush on that list of fools.

Extrafishy on June 19, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Putin knows he has Obama in over a box over Syria, realizing that Obama is so weak, that he can basically do anything he wants in or around Syria.

I’m sure Putin has his sights on Egypt as well.

WisRich on June 19, 2012 at 12:19 PM

FIFY

ted c on June 19, 2012 at 12:21 PM

All misdirection, cover and tradecraft. A control would want to avoid overt familiarity with his operative. That they both end up as head-of-state is a rarity beyond any clandestine experience but they do what they can. Putin may not have been directly involved in the Barry operation but he’ll surely make the most of it, and has.

That’s besides the interpersonal. It’s a bit more complex than mutual loathing. Obama, as has been shown in many other such meetings, is intimidated by world leaders, when he’s not bowing he’s uncomfortable. Putin clearly hates being in the same room with someone who looks like he could be Trayvon’s father.

And CBS is dutifully and blindly playing their part. Most disturbing part of MSM collaboration is that they really haven’t changed that much in decades and only now is it clear that, when you watch a network news show, you come away knowing less than when you started. Glad I stopped doing that decades ago.

curved space on June 19, 2012 at 12:22 PM

…picture of a POS and an SOB!

KOOLAID2 on June 19, 2012 at 12:22 PM

I think Vladimir is “transmitting” something to Barkey.

Something along the lines of “You are a fool, and I care not a whit what you think.”

iurockhead on June 19, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Putin is KGB and will always be KGB. Putin will do anything to undermine US interests around the world and any US president who thinks differently is a fool.

banzaibob on June 19, 2012 at 12:06 PM

For all his weakness on domestic issues, even McCain said during a debate that he looked in Putin’s eyes and saw a K, a G, and a B. We would all be safer with McCain dealing with Putin, or Romney, who called Russia the greatest foe to American interests.

May God save America until January 2013, before Putin twists flexible Oweenee Obikini into a pretzel and eats him for lunch.

Steve Z on June 19, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Barry looks sad that Putin’s only giving him 3 strokes per side.

bsinc1962 on June 19, 2012 at 12:27 PM

I still don’t understand why Staples didn’t sue Shrillary for destroying their “Easy button” advertising campaign with her mind-numbing stupidity and incompetence.

In a sane nation, anyone so inept as to be unable to correctly translate one simple word into a language that we have been spying and eavesdropping in for more than half a century – for an extremely public and serious (if totally stupid) diplomatic entree – would have been totally laughed out of the public sphere never to be heard from again. In a sane nation.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 19, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Obama: Give me some flexibility… please…
Putin: Suck my ****.
Obama: Gladly!

The next day, in the MSM: “A quick agreement was reached between the leaders thanks to Obama’s unmatched performance skills.”

Archivarix on June 19, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Putin is saying “I got your nose! I got your nose!” and Obama is falling for it like a typical 4 year old would.

portlandon on June 19, 2012 at 12:29 PM

How has all of that smart power paid off for the President?

The real question here is:

How many Obama administration experts does it take to screw in a light bulb?

MessesWithTexas on June 19, 2012 at 12:30 PM

How many Obama administration experts does it take to screw in a light bulb?

MessesWithTexas on June 19, 2012 at 12:30 PM

None. They want to ban light bulbs.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 19, 2012 at 12:31 PM

How many Obama administration experts does it take to screw in a light bulb?

MessesWithTexas on June 19, 2012 at 12:30 PM

One. Obama administration expert can screw up anything.

Archivarix on June 19, 2012 at 12:31 PM

It’s Reagan Vs. Gorbachev,…… except in reverse.

portlandon on June 19, 2012 at 12:32 PM

…picture of a POS and an SOB!

KOOLAID2 on June 19, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Which is which?

OmahaConservative on June 19, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Obama is probably thinking about that photo of a shirtless Putin riding a horse.
Putin is probably thinking of that photo of Obama riding a girls bicycle wearing his mom jeans.
bailey24 on June 19, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Good one! That would make a hilarious political cartoon and/or SNL skit!

KS Rex on June 19, 2012 at 12:33 PM

A picture’s worth a thousand words.

pain train on June 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Now who was the Soviet leader who called American liberals “useful idiots”

WisRich on June 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Obama’s thinking,” I’ve already offered to cut 95% of the nuclear arsenal and he just keeps pushing for 100%…

CynicalOptimist on June 19, 2012 at 12:36 PM

CBS News is worrying over Romney’s apparent “cold war state of mind”.

Liberals need to get a clue: The USSR never died, it just went into hiding in the minds of people like Putin, Medvedev, and Yanukovich. It went into hibernation rather than face a strong leader like Reagan.

Obama is the whining fawn that’s bringing them out of their slumber.

AubieJon on June 19, 2012 at 12:37 PM

The caption on that photo should be “Bend over Barry, you know how much you love it. Oh, and did you remember to bring the KY this time?”

GarandFan on June 19, 2012 at 12:38 PM

I love the way Norah tries to make excuses :) face it USA the Prizzy is a wimpyyyyy

Conservative4ev on June 19, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Putin is just upset – he has not been asked to pose without his shirt.

jake-the-goose on June 19, 2012 at 12:47 PM

It’s just because Putin is a racist.

Socratease on June 19, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Our enemies are like sharks who smell blood in the water – thanks to our weak, ineffective, narcissistic President.

natasha333 on June 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Putin is a cold blooded killer with nerves of steal, a keen intellect, and a seasoned veteran…

… Obowma is a child shi%ing in his pants.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Obowma is giving away State secrets just so he is allowed to stay in the room…

Seven Percent Solution on June 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Notice that Putin has no problem looking toward the President he’s even angled towards him and Obama is angled away, only looks down and never at the Russian President, the President of the United States appears positively chastised.

Proud?

Speakup on June 19, 2012 at 12:49 PM

RESET BUTTON ? Those dumbass phonies in the Community Organizers admin need a freakin “EASY” button for anything they do ! They are that clueless and incompetent.

On second thought – the Easy button is a Staple’s store advertising campaign…. can’t go there now, can we …. to close to Bain Capital again…..

But it is interesting these moron’s used a “button” style of visual aid made famous by Staples to launch their diplomacy PR.

FlaMurph on June 19, 2012 at 12:52 PM

A Cut Too Far: Obama set to seek deeper cuts in nuclear arsenal

President Obama has decided to seek deeper cuts in deployed strategic nuclear weapons to as few as 1,000 warheads, sharply below the target of 1,550 warheads required under a 2010 U.S.-Russia arms treaty, U.S. officials said Monday.

Akzed on June 19, 2012 at 12:55 PM

A communist KGB agent vs a communist community organizer. Obama is way out of his league.

Bevan on June 19, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Barack would rather push the “Easy” button. But since that comes from Staples, he would have to give credit to Bain Capital and Mitt Romney.

Steve Z on June 19, 2012 at 12:15 PM

.
KA-BOOM !!!!!!! Nice one!

ExpressoBold on June 19, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Out: Reset button
In: Racist button

hillsoftx on June 19, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Obama: Give me some flexibility… please…
Putin: Suck my ****.
Obama: Gladly!

The next day, in the MSM: “A quick agreement was reached between the leaders thanks to Obama’s unmatched performance skills.”

Archivarix on June 19, 2012 at 12:28 PM

That explains all of the bowing Obama has been doing around the world.

banzaibob on June 19, 2012 at 1:07 PM

Obama gets an atomic wedgie and shoved in the locker everytime he meets with Putin. Obama is a lightweight in a heavyweight boxing match. We are screwed, I am truly embarrassed by this metro sexual beta male. I spend a lot of time out of the US and he is truly a laughing stock. Most people I talk to didn’t like Bush, but they say “at least he is a man”.

hip shot on June 19, 2012 at 1:08 PM

We reap what we sow…. unfortunately the moron liberals did the sowing, and we reaped…. God Help us and God help the USA.

ultracon on June 19, 2012 at 1:15 PM

the only way to have Mr. O shove Mr. P around a bit more is to rename Mr. P “John Boehner”…..

/transfigurations.

ted c on June 19, 2012 at 1:15 PM

We are despised all over the world because of our idiot president. Why we’re going to have another war with his poor excuse for leadership.

The sooner we get Bush out of there, the better!

IlikedAUH2O on June 19, 2012 at 1:15 PM

…..President Obama got a bit of a lecture from Putin about some other failed transitions that are going on around the world….

I challenge anyone, I mean anyone, to tell me with a perfectly straight face that something like that would have happened if Reagan was still around and in charge!

Obama is a certified, bonifide, USDA choice wimp!

pilamaye on June 19, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Obama doesn’t realize he’s the Trotsky to Putin’s Stalin.

They’re both avowed communists, but where Obama is a dreaming true believer, Putin is a ruthless bureacratic statist who will do anything for the power – including wiping out “comrades” that are potential threats or obstacles.

BKennedy on June 19, 2012 at 1:25 PM

I challenge anyone, I mean anyone, to tell me with a perfectly straight face that something like that would have happened if Reagan was still around and in charge!

Obama is a certified, bonifide, USDA choice wimp!

pilamaye on June 19, 2012 at 1:19 PM

Reagan always knew how to use leverage to get the deal done.

Obama and his lib administration think using leverage is tantamount to American arrogance.

Putin is KGB and will always be KGB. Putin will do anything to undermine US interests around the world and any US president who thinks differently is a fool.

banzaibob on June 19, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Bingo. Reagan always knew exactly who he was dealing with. Obama thinks he can change their thinking, and thus, is failing miserably.

November can’t come quick enough.

goflyers on June 19, 2012 at 1:27 PM

Of course, Vladimir Putin is dissing the prez. Even an old-school KGB apparatchik can discern the reek of political desperation and irrelevancy.

Welcome to realpolitik Barry. Ain’t exactly like Saul taught it, eh Champ?

LaserBeam on June 19, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Lectured.

Bmore on June 19, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Are there any body language experts out there?

/

tom daschle concerned on June 19, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Obama is a “cocktail party intellectual” (read: sounds wise but has no real chops).

Putin is a “street brawler” who cultivates an uber-macho image (read: happily chooses to be feared rather than loved).

If this was a pay-per-view fight, it would be billed as “Vlad the Impaler vs. Effete Mom-Jeans Poseur”.

Was the outcome ever seriously in doubt?

LaserBeam on June 19, 2012 at 1:36 PM

ExpressoBold on June 19, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Beat me to it.

MidniteRambler on June 19, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Putin appears bored and thinking “this man is an idiot and I do not do idiots” whereas the President appears somewhat disturbed by the thought that he is not loved by all.

enginemike on June 19, 2012 at 1:48 PM

0bama’s foreign policy has been to alienate our allies and embolden our enemies. It’s bad for the USA, bad for our allies, and bad for the world.

jukin3 on June 19, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Actually the reset worked. But not as Dear Leader and Hillary! had hoped.

Putin used the reset to his advantage. He concluded it meant that Obama was weak. He acted accordingly and is taking advantage of that fact. Obama’s “I’ll have more flexibility after the election” further confirmed Obama’s weakness and reinforced Putin’s assessment.

Khrushchev concluded JFK was weak after the Bay of Pigs and after meeting him face to face. That gave us the Berlin Wall, a warmed up Cold War, and nukes in Cuba. Contrary to the Kennedy as Cuban Missile Crisis hero narrative the MSM and liberal public school teachers promote, Kennedy’s bumbling and the weakness he telegraphed brought us to the brink of nuclear war, and the Soviets and Castro extracted significant concessions from him in return for withdrawing those missiles.

Contrast that with the message Reagan conveyed.

In the world of Realpolitik international bullies, predators, and potential aggressors can sense and smell weakness. And they respond to it as predators do.

farsighted on June 19, 2012 at 1:55 PM

ICYMI, a transcript from the Obama-Putin private meeting was leaked –

Obama: “Comrade, I’d like…to…uhh…discuss the situation… in…uhh…Syria.”

Putin: (looks around room) “Where is my vodka? Did you call me Comrade? (smirks)”

Obama: “Uhh, I don’t…uhh…know. Now about… uhh… Syria…”

Putin: “I can’t talk to you without vodka. (patting chest) Your whining gives me indigestion.”

Obama: (motions to aide) “Can we… uhh… get my friend a… uhh… vodka? (leans in towards Putin) Now about Syria. I… uhh…”

Putin: (drains glass of vodka in one gulp and belches loudly) “Now that’s good vodka! Hit me again!”

Obama: “If we could… uhh… focus here, Vladimir. I’d like to… uhh… talk about the… uhh… Syrian situation.”

Putin: (drains second glass of vodka and loudly speaks) “Talk, talk, talk. I am sick of your talk. You say nothing I, Vladimir Putin, leader of greatest nation on Earth, want to hear! I’d rather be waterboarded… by the Chinese!”

Obama: (whining) “But… I… uhh… hit the reset… uhh… button… and told Comrade Medvedev… that I can… uhh… be more flexible after… uhh… the election.”

Putin: (getting up from seat to leave) “I must go now and wrestle a tiger. You ruin my mojo, dude!”

Obama: (speaking to back of exiting Putin) “Comrade… uhh… wait… uhhh… what about… uhh… Syria? Well… uhh… see you at… uhh… the presser.”

Putin: (muttering to aide) “I hope he gets re-elected!” (laughs)

I’m sure CBS will lead with this story tonight.

LaserBeam on June 19, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Okay, can we get one real reporter to find out what the “lecture” was about? What was said?

WisRich on June 19, 2012 at 2:20 PM

farsighted on June 19, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Exactly right. JFK was a sickly and incompetent bumbler that nearly stumbled into a nuclear war.

slickwillie2001 on June 19, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Agree with LegendHasIt. I thought they looked like two guys doing a terrible job at pretending to be enemies. With all his Hollywood friends, couldn’t Obama get some acting lessons? I think the conversation beforehand was, “Volodya, I can’t afford another open mic moment like I had with Dmitri. I’ll have more flexibility with you after the election, but I need to pretend we’re barely on speaking terms until then.”

milmom25 on June 19, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Remember that weekend a couple of years back when putin was out on an ice floe killing a polar bear with a rifle while our fearless leader was riding some purple bike with tassels on the handlebars and a cute matching purple helmet and grandma pants and eating slushies?

Putin would absolutely kick this joke of a president’s ass.

The leader of the “free world” is a pathetic joke while the bear waits for his chance.

acyl72 on June 19, 2012 at 4:24 PM

lol
The one time I feel sorry for Putin

tacodawn on June 19, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Barry keeps thinking that all he has to do is bow bend over and America enemies will love US him. He is such a punk’s punk.
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RalphyBoy on June 19, 2012 at 5:29 PM

*America’s enemies… (must be nap time)

RalphyBoy on June 19, 2012 at 5:46 PM

You know you really want to know what putin thinks of zero….. but if you knew you couldn’t say it here because it would bring the ban hammer for sure on racial grounds.

Wolfmoon on June 19, 2012 at 7:53 PM

You know you really want to know what putin thinks of zero….. but if you knew you couldn’t say it here because it would bring the ban hammer for sure on racial grounds.

Wolfmoon on June 19, 2012 at 7:53 PM

Don’t forget, Poot and the new KGB know far more about little Bammie’s history than we do.

slickwillie2001 on June 19, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Even Putin doesn’t think Obumbo can steal the 2012 election…I wish I was that confident…

aposematic on June 20, 2012 at 7:13 AM

At the end the MSM’s Marxist Obumbo sycophants take yet another stab at their Obumbo protection racket by blaiming the EU for Obumbo’s failures…

aposematic on June 20, 2012 at 7:22 AM

Well, if Putin can’t stand Obama, that has to be a point in his favour.

OldEnglish on June 19, 2012 at 12:11 PM

I have to agree… I like Putin just a tiny bit more, if this is true.

Smoovious on June 20, 2012 at 12:25 PM

LegendHasIt on June 19, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Agreed, all an act to make Putin’s puppet look like isn’t following him like a puppy.

clghitis on June 20, 2012 at 9:09 PM