Sarah Palin: Putin Wrestles Bears, Obama Wears Mom Jeans
Comparing Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Obama in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin boiled it down to this: Putin wrestles bears, Obama wears mom jeans.
“People are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil,” Palin said. “They look at our president as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates. We are not exercising that peace through strength that only can be brought to you courtesy of the red, white and blue, that only a strengthened United States military can do.”
She went on to accuse Obama of refusing to see the objective truth, asserting that “anyone who carries the common sense gene would know that Putin doesn’t change his stripes.” She added “He harkens back to the era of the czars and he wants that Russian empire to grow again, he wants to exert huge power and dominance so he has to get to those border areas and he has to capture them.”
Last week, Sarah Palin also did a victory lap for what she calls correctly asserting that Vladimir Putin would invade Crimea.
Palin took to Facebook to post “Yes, I could see this one from Alaska. I’m usually not one to Told-Ya-So, but I did, despite my accurate prediction being derided as “an extremely far-fetched scenario” by the “high-brow” Foreign Policy magazine. Here’s what this “stupid” “insipid woman” predicted back in 2008: “After the Russian Army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama’s reaction was one of indecision and moral equivalence, the kind of response that would only encourage Russia’s Putin to invade Ukraine next.”
Meanwhile, in real news, most of the Ukrainian military forces in Crimea have reportedly surrendered to the pro-Russia troops that have stood guard around the region. Crimea is an autonomous region of Ukraine that is home to many Russians who have stronger allegiances to their native country than Ukraine. Many believe that Crimea will attempt to secede from Ukraine though, in a press conference earlier this week, Putin noted that Russia has no intention of annexing Crimea.
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