"Ernie" has some thoughts on Putin and the direction that America's headed.
It appears Obama and Putin don't like each other. Sorta like Obama and Netanyahu except the former are technically both on the same side. At least it seems that way to me. Go all the way back to Kruschev pounding his shoe on the table at the UN announcing that Russia would bury the US, if not militarily then economically. As I look around at todays dismal state of America, one could make an argument that Kruschev's promise has come true.Leninists (liberal social democrats) have quietly been taking over our country. The process began as far back as Woodrow Wilson who loved the idea of turning a democratic US into a powerful state run, state controlled socialist government. His goal gained tremendous speed under FDR with government run health care, retirement programs, education to name just a few. After all, it was FDR who said he didn't have anything against communism. Some of his best friends were communists. While these and other lefties of both parties laid the ground work and started the ball rolling, it's Hussein Obama who's made the "transformation" almost complete. By destroying the military, our alliance with Israel, our religious values, our economy, our culture, our borders, and our exceptionalism, he has made Putin a happy man.What is this groundwork I mentioned that started in the early 1900's? Consider what the Leninists have accomplished:1. They have taken over our labor unions. In other words, they have "united the workers". And our "progressive" politicians have passed law after law to make them more and more powerful. Thanks to unions and democrats we have cities like Detroit; states like California, empty manufacturing facilities, unemployment, a failed educational systems and an out of control bureaucracy that rewards poor performance with laws that make it impossible to fire the deadbeats.2. They have taken over the educational system. Over 80% of college instructors and faculty are admitted extreme leftist liberals. It's nearly impossible for a conservative to be hired, and even more impossible to get tenured (the death trap of education). They respond by turning out far left liberal lawyers, teachers, environmentalists, and maybe something even more disasterous, thousands of so called journalists.3. Thanks largely to left wing universities, they have taken over congress, the judiciary, the media, the entertainment industry, and so called environmentalism. They have imposed political correctness on us, making it virtually impossible to say anything that disagrees with liberal theology. (It really is a religion to those who practice it).4. And even worse, they have put supporters of their ideology in the Oval office. I give you one Hussein Obama. He's not only destroying our religious values, he's destroying the public practice of Christianity. But he's taken Kruschev one step further. He's aligning us with his beloved Islamic brethren. I think Putin has already shown he's not afraid of Muslims.5. Obama has weakened our military to the point nobody (especially Russia) fears us. Consequently our international influence has suffered accordingly. I would venture to say that we have no allies left who feel they can rely on us.6. Finally, thanks to liberals in both parties, Obama has spent us into bankruptcy. We're on the verge of seeing the dollar lose all its influence and value. We're $19T in debt and Obama, Hillary, Sanders, Pelosi, Reid and the RINO gang just keep on spending.Yes, Kruschev can finally rest in peace and Putin can continue to gloat and flex his muscles while continuing his plan to restore Russia to the once powerful Soviet Union. Yes, I would argue they've won. The Leninists are running the country. And sadly no one who supports our liberal socialist democrats has any idea what's happening because unfortunately our forementioned educational system no longer teaches American nor world history. I doubt 10% of those under 40 years of age even know who Kruschev was nor anything about the savage isms that plagued the world throughout history. Communism, Nazism, Marxism, Leninism, Maoism, Socialism, Fascism, and probably others.If you watched the democrats debate last night, you should have no doubts that a victory for any of them would be the final blow to democracy. It's too late to make a complete reversal in the direction our country has taken, but not yet too late to change our dismal leadership so as to put the process of change into motion.