Why is Putin Popular in the West?

He is.

Far stronger.

Now spin that to show that I admire the guy.



Does ‘stronger’ have a positive of negative connotation to you?

Carlson’s affinity to Putin is pretty clear.

Why do I care what is going on in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia?!” Carlson said. “And I’m serious. Why do I care? Why shouldn’t I root for Russia? Which I am.”

Thread isn’t about China.

FWIW I think the article is overly complicated. The reason people on the right lean positive re: Putin (and I don’t think anyone, outside of a few whack jobs like Bannon, and Trump in his own weird way, really ‘like’ Putin) is simply politics.

Pawning the libs is what matters most to the base that will re-elect these people, so any thorn in the side of Biden and the Dems - even if that thorn is in Americas side as well - is to be appreciated.

It can, none of which Biden exhibits or has.

i guess you purposefully missed the end where he said this was not meant seriously. personally, i don’t like carlson, never did, but I at least can be honest about it.

I think it’s fair to say, Trump has some kind of weird thing for authoritarian dictators.

The love letters with Kim, remember the chocolate cake thing with Xi, and siding with Putin against our intel?

And recently ignoring the invasion of Ukraine and asking Putin to release info on Biden?

Trump is an odd man…I think he has some kind of weird jealousy that these leaders are feared in a way he wasn’t. And he lacked the historical knowledge to realize WHY they are feared. Or he lacked the empathy to care…

Strange stuff.

Does ‘stronger’ have a positive or negative connotation to you?

How about Putin?

The blind hog found an acorn. He’s right.

China is destroying the US while progs get their war porn on. China may even end up saving Putin.


I watched teh clip again. I don’t see him making that claim. Do you have a link?

Honey or vinegar?

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This thread is about putin, not china.

So, you are also rooting for Russia in the current conflict?

Not a US problem.

Read the article.

Anytime you start a sentence with “So”, don’t.

I am rooting for the US to focus on US problems and stay out of fights on the other side of town.


That is not what you said.

I posted a quote from tucker saying he is rooting for russia.

You said ‘he’s right’.

Now you say you are rooting for the US.

Is tucker right to root for russia, yes or no?

I believe so. But he is abusing it and I believe he is using it incorrectly/Badly/terribly/illegally what ever negative adjectives you want. Strong leader can also be a bad leader. Strong leader and Good leader are not synonymous.

I would also say a strong leader can be a good or bad leader but a weak leader can never be a good leader.


The quote (you didn’t source).

Why do I care what is going on in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia?!” Carlson said. “And I’m serious. Why do I care?


Why shouldn’t I root for Russia? Which I am.”

Irrelevant to me.

From our perspective.

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how does this work?

and they certainly are not trying to defend him, but discount the statement made on the same episode of the show. i think he’s wrong about not taking sides, i think we should be on ukraines side and always should have been (and have been). his statement to me was a bit of argumentum ad absurdum, just debate technique, not to be taken seriously, which he clarified.

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