Vladmir Putin is a gangster, but a shrewd one who is at least showing the Russian people leadership, vision, and action. According to USA Today, the Russian market is up and so is Putin’s popularity, which hit 72% among Russians in a recent poll. Meanwhile, back in America, President Obama’s approval rating is more than 30 points lower at 41%.
Putin’s actions in Ukraine might have been criminal but they were also decisive and successful. On the other hand, whether it is ObamaCare, Ukraine, the Middle East, or the economy, everything Obama touches turns to chaos.
The Russian people see Putin as a patriot rebuilding his country.
The American people see Obama as a bungler in over his head as he dismantles his country.