Everything I need to know about Russia I learned from Tony Montana...
I'm not exactly an admirer of the former KGB Colonel. I don't even kinda like him.
I know exactly what he is: our adversary.
He's the remnant of a crumbled Evil Empire who has delusions of grandeur in which Mother Russia is the lead player on the world stage.
In the Obama mandated void of where once stood a powerful and confident Pax Americana, the diminutive Volodya Vladimirovich would be tickled pinko to introduce Pax Russiam to a Western World searching desperately for a leader with a functioning set of testes.
Furthermore, in a world where Barry Obama is viewed as the poster boy for solar powered tampons and crocheted doilies made from sanitized unicorn poop, Putin has (successfully) presented himself as one who kills 1,500 pound polar bears by manually inserting the bullets and then skins them with his bare teeth.
Much like Reagan, Putin knows exactly what he wants and may God help anyone stupid enough to get in his way.
He's also decisive, takes advantage of his opponent's mistakes, weaknesses and amateurish gaffes, and most dangerous of all to America, he's aggressively audacious.
Oh, and one other thing - he simply could care less if you don't like him.
Just like Reagan. For that, I respect Putin.
Not like him, not admire him, I respect him. Big difference.
Be Careful What You Ask For, America...
So now everyone in the White House has their collective skivvies in a big ol' wad over Putin's New York Times op/ed piece. Well, cry me a river Volga.
Volodya not only beats up Obama and takes his lunch money, but he's also strategically hidden himself under Barry's bed just so he can jump out at certain times during the night with enough ferocity to scare the dog-kebabs out of Fearless Leader.
So what if Putin called out Obama on American exceptionalism?
Wasn't it Obama that gave a Gallic sneer and dismissive wave of the hand to American exceptionalism not all that long ago? Yup, sure was.
How sad the Oba-Drones weep bitter tears into their Pink Squirrels (heavy on the Crème de Noyaux) over a certain Russian leader vigorously rubbing our collective noses in the fact that we've surrendered our status as the undisputed leader of the entire planet.
In keeping with Obama's vow to fundamentally transform America, the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report cites that during the Obama Years, America has been dropping like a stone from the top spot of the Index rankings, just like we were promised:
There's an old Russian proverb that warns us:
The people get the leaders they deserve...