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Ted Cruz: ‘Kitty Cat’ Obama Should Be More Like ‘Russian Bear’ Putin

While the right continues to deride President Obama for acting unilaterally and without congressional authority, they also continue to fetishize the idea of what it would be like if iron-fisted Russian President Vladimir Putin ran the country.

Speaking at conservative think tank Americans for Prosperity’s Defending the American Dream summit, Texas Senator Ted Cruz called for President Obama to act more like Putin.

“Back in Washington, there’s a diet that is now very, very popular,” Cruz quipped. “It’s called the Obama Diet. Works very, very well. You simply let Putin eat your lunch every day.”

“All across this world, America has receded from leadership,” Cruz claimed. “Look at Russia right now. Sadly, the state of the world is the Russian bear is encountering the Obama kitty cat.”

“You know what?” Cruz asked. “The United States of America has never been a kitty cat. The reason Putin feels no fear to march into his neighbors, the reason why our allies up and down Europe are terrified of what’s next is because this president, as he puts it, is leading from behind.”

He then called for Obama to position “anti-ballistic missiles in Poland and the Czech Republic,” because, you know, the US and Russia pointing missiles at each other has never gotten out of hand before.

Cruz also went on to allege that Obama is behind the current border crisis.

“The president is right about one thing that’s happening on the border right now,” Cruz said. “It is a humanitarian crisis, but it is a crisis of his own creation. It is the direct consequence of President Obama’s lawlessness.”

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