Trump: It’s a great honor to be complimented by a man as highly respected as Vladimir Putin

posted at 6:04 pm on December 17, 2015 by Allahpundit

In a way this is the perfect complement to that piece-of-sh*t omnibus bill the GOP is about to foist on taxpayers, replete with lots more foreign labor to compete with blue-collar American workers. A middle-class voter who’s confident that his government is looking out for his interests would read this and think, “Why is Trump gladhanding an anti-American fascist who’s undermining us everywhere?” A middle-class voter who’s not confident in his government reads it and thinks, “Why should I care about this when Trump at least says he’ll protect my job?”

Why should they care?

There’s not another Republican in the field who’d greet warm words from Putin that way, but oh well. I think Erick Erickson has the mood right:

Republicans around the nation are decrying Donald Trump as the death of the Republican Party. Should Trump win, they tell us, they would all vote for Hillary Clinton and the GOP would be finished. Contrary to their claims, Republicans do not need Donald Trump to sink the party and, truth be told, with Trump the party would be defined by something. Trump has been an aggressive advocate for tough immigration and closed borders and has repeatedly attacked sweet heart deals between Washington and Wall Street — the very sort of deals congressional Republicans are trying to pass in this spending package.

What the Republican Party is offering up with this omnibus spending package is a sell out of all their ideas and principles in the name of avoiding a tough fight against Barack Obama headed into election season. It would be absolutely impossible for Donald Trump to do more damage to the Republican Party than what its congressional leaders are already doing and, at least, Donald Trump would bring in people willing to support him.

Between Trump and the congressional Republicans, give me Donald Trump.

Ace has the mood right too:

We’ll make our poor people poorer, and our Middle Class poorer, all to give Disney a 25 cent boost on the stock market, and import more non-Americans to replace American workers. (And eventually, when those non-Americans get comfortable and begin demanding American-style wages – we’ll have to import fresh non-Americans to replace them.)

This is the Republican Way of Doing Business, and if you have a problem with any of this, you’re a goddamned extremist and racist who should be shat upon…

There have been previous high points of Republican incompetency and corruption — but this age is truly one of miracles and wonders.

The amazing thing about the omnibus is that every other story in political media lately is how nervous Washington Republicans are about Trump, which one would think would force a comparatively good spending bill out of them now. Show Republican voters that the GOP Congress is making progress and they’re more likely to stick with known quantities like Rubio or Cruz as nominee than the loose cannon Trump. Instead they pinch off a giant loaf with another immigration sellout, of all things, at its core. It’s a belt-high fastball over the plate for Trump. Rubio in particular must be seeing his political life flashing before his eyes. I still wouldn’t bet on Trump as nominee, but increasingly that feels like wishful thinking. And I’d bet fairly heavily at this point on Trump and Cruz as the final two.

Here’s Jeff Sessions laying out the case against the omnibus. Just out of morbid curiosity, what’s the split today among Trump fans on why Putin is praising Trump? I figure half are spinning it as a “strength respects strength” thing and half are treating it as reverse psychology. I.e. “Putin fears Trump, but he also knows that most Americans see him and Russia as enemies. What better way to sink Trump with voters than by giving him the Vladimir Putin seal of approval?”


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because Obama didn’t tweet about how pleased he was to be endorsed by someone who murders journalists, rapes his own economy violates international law.

urban elitist on December 18, 2015 at 8:43 AM

He didn’t have to tweet about meeting Raul Castro, the media covered it.

darwin on December 18, 2015 at 8:48 AM

because Obama didn’t tweet about how pleased he was to be endorsed by someone who murders journalists, rapes his own economy violates international law.

urban elitist on December 18, 2015 at 8:43 AM

He didn’t have to tweet about meeting Raul Castro, the media covered it.

darwin on December 18, 2015 at 8:48 AM

Or Hugo Chavez.

NotCoach on December 18, 2015 at 9:12 AM

So Trump responds in a statesman manner to a world leader who has not vowed to wipe us off the face of the earth, and the hypocrites, yes, that’s the POS JEB, diss him. Obama, another POS, can kiss the terrorst’s ass and suck up to all dictators in the world and dine with them in the WH and that’s just peachy. All you hypocrites can KMA.

they lie on December 18, 2015 at 9:18 AM

Trump’s response was actually brilliant. It is a response from a position of strength.

By way of contrast, I don’t see Trump ever acting like the sniveling and loathsome worm, Obama, when Obama make the comment to Medvedev that he would have more “flexibility” after the election.

I’m a Cruz supporter, but I’m at the point where I wouldn’t be at all disappointed if Trump wins the nomination.

justltl on December 18, 2015 at 9:21 AM

I am again shaking my head wondering how this formerly great nation got to the point where a wretch like Obama got elected, not once, but twice.

justltl on December 18, 2015 at 9:27 AM

Funny how it wasn’t that long ago Obama and his acolytes were trying out all manner of glib remarks about Romney calling Russia a threat, seeing who can top who with comments about boats that go under the water and bayonets and horses. Now they are falling all over themselves to talk about the monster that is Putin.

It might be too generous to refer to Putin as “respected”, but one must begrudgingly give him credit for the way he runs rings around Obama in geopolitical maneuvering. He can basically do whatever he wants in eastern Europe and lower Asia, and we’ll talk ourselves into the grave about red lines and reset buttons.

So congratulations, Obama, the one thing conservatives wish you would be wildly successful at, and it’s probably your area of greatest ineptitude.

The Schaef on December 18, 2015 at 9:49 AM

The amazing thing about the omnibus is that every other story in political media lately is how nervous Washington Republicans are about Trump, which one would think would force a comparatively good spending bill out of them now.

One would think, but monied interests seem to have an uncontrollable influence over public policy.
Global economic elites, business interests, and people who can afford lobbyists have an iron grip on policy while public opinion and preferences have near-zero impact on what Congress will make law.
Those who spend billions to influence government get unprecedented returns on their investment while the People pay the price.

“Legalized” corruption.

lynncgb on December 18, 2015 at 10:27 AM

because Obama didn’t tweet about how pleased he was to be endorsed by someone who murders journalists, rapes his own economy violates international law.

urban elitist on December 18, 2015 at 8:43 AM

Nah, obama just puts ornaments with his image on the White House Christmas tree.

HumpBot Salvation on December 18, 2015 at 10:32 AM

Not sure what should be more puzzling…or more revealing of the state of modern conservatism…
the worship of Trump, or the worship of Putin.
Each of these guys should be held up as fully in conflict with the alleged core beliefs, yet they’re afforded praise and admiration.
Full face palm for the ghosts of Burke, Buckley, Reagan, etc.
It’s Ann Coulter’s party now.

verbaluce on December 18, 2015 at 10:32 AM

verbaluce on December 18, 2015 at 10:32 AM

yawn

Go wash your Che’s t-shirt..it’s getting a little smelly.

HumpBot Salvation on December 18, 2015 at 10:32 AM

the worship of Trump, or the worship of Putin.

verbaluce on December 18, 2015 at 10:32 AM

It’s fascinating how the leftist brain works.

Conservatives don’t worship people. We worship something else. Maybe you’ve heard of it.

You are the guys who worship people.

fadetogray on December 18, 2015 at 10:38 AM

the worship of Trump, or the worship of Putin.

verbaluce on December 18, 2015 at 10:32 AM

It’s fascinating how the leftist brain works.

Conservatives don’t worship people.

fadetogray on December 18, 2015 at 10:38 AM

So if not worship…maybe just a schoolgirl crush?
Whatever…sort it out with your therapist.
Bottom line: Trump-love and Putin-love in your house.

verbaluce on December 18, 2015 at 10:44 AM

Bottom line: Trump-love and Putin-love in your house.

verbaluce on December 18, 2015 at 10:44 AM

The bottom line is you have no clue what we’re thinking since you can’t listen to what we tell you we’re thinking.

If you listened, you’d have to think. It’s much easier for you to project, emote and insult instead.

Try the listening and thinking thing some day, verbaluce. It can be hard work at first when you’ve never exercised that part of your mind, but it could expand your understanding of the universe in a way nothing else can.

Seriously. Try it. Why would smart people who care about the country’s future support Trump? You’ve been told here probably hundreds of times. Use your brain to think. If it still puzzles you, ask questions.

fadetogray on December 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Putin love in our house?

It was Romney that called Russia a threat and the left that mocked him for saying so.

We were the ones crying foul over his de facto invasion of Crimea, and their movement of assets into Syria that are now disrupting our efforts to help the people on the ground over there.

The Schaef on December 18, 2015 at 11:18 AM

One would think, but monied interests seem to have an uncontrollable influence over public policy.
Global economic elites, business interests, and people who can afford lobbyists have an iron grip on policy while public opinion and preferences have near-zero impact on what Congress will make law.
Those who spend billions to influence government get unprecedented returns on their investment while the People pay the price.

“Legalized” corruption.

lynncgb on December 18, 2015 at 10:27 AM

Yes, but there is also one other aspect that is at play which compliments their avarice and self-anointed elitism. That is the craven arrogance and indifference that the political class – elected and bureaucrat – has towards the taxpayer and voter. They don’t believe that they exist to serve the needs and interests of the people. They believe that the people exist to serve their needs and interests. They’ve reversed the traditional relationship as they’ve become bought by the special interests and lobbyists…and have many ways they convince themselves why that reversal is warranted and justified.

Narcissistic sociopaths are the typical ones we are seeing in that political class.

Athos on December 18, 2015 at 12:01 PM

Seriously. Try it. Why would smart people who care about the country’s future support Trump? You’ve been told here probably hundreds of times. Use your brain to think. If it still puzzles you, ask questions.

fadetogray on December 18, 2015 at 11:00 AM

When the purpose is to troll, one trolls. One doesn’t think.

Athos on December 18, 2015 at 12:02 PM

According to a recent post elsewhere, Putin has said:

Negotiating with Obama is like playing chess with a pigeon. The pigeon knocks over all the pieces, craps on the board, then struts around like it won the game.

Snopes says this story goes back before Obama, but if Putin hasn’t said it, he should.

wagnert in atlanta on December 18, 2015 at 4:42 PM

He didn’t have to tweet about meeting Raul Castro, the media covered it.

darwin on December 18, 2015 at 8:48 AM

+10!

Dr. ZhivBlago on December 18, 2015 at 5:19 PM

Constantinople .

goatweed on December 19, 2015 at 1:17 PM

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