Just how similar are Obama and Putin? Buck Sexton explains

TheBlaze’s national security editor Buck Sexton filled in for Glenn on radio this morning, and he opened the program with a bold hypothesis: There are some very unsettling similarities between a ‘Putinacracy’ and ‘Obamaism.’

As the crisis in Ukraine has unfolded, the conservation surrounding the conflict has essentially boiled down to a stare down between President Obama and Russian President Putin. But when you actually look at the actions of the two leaders, there aren’t nearly as many differences as you might suspect.

“This is an instance of Obamaism versus… Putinacracy – ruled by Putin. Now, you will notice that when many people talk about this, they seem to think there’s a huge gap… between the politics over there and what we’re seeing here at home… Yes, there is no equivalency,” Buck explained. “But if you want to break this down into statism, if you want to look at autocracy… [there] are some very unsettling similarities between a Putinacracy and Obamaism.”

Buck offers a “deep dive” into the striking similarities in the clip below:

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  • Republitards suck

    Buck took some time off from sucking Glenn’s cock and stroking his balls to take over today.

  • Dan

    And if you look to your left, you will notice a wild troll has appeared.

  • Wisdom Seeker

    You deserve Obama. The rest of us don’t.

  • Draxx

    If Buck is doing those things You Claim to Glenn, then what you are doing with Obummer has to be 10 Times Worse (at least)!!!

  • David Michael Pierce

    I see another example of how the ‘leftards’ vocalize their inability to explaine their inane positions: Vulgarity.

  • Anonymous

    Putin is less an enemy of America though!

  • Ed V

    Kerry: “Your troops are violating international law!”
    Putin: “Oh, Crimea river …”

  • Hope4dafuture

    wow……. @r-tard sucks. really?

  • Anonymous

    That’s a good one!

  • Draxx

    They are Deflecting the FACT That Obummer Is Creating A Dictatorship/Monarchy…

  • Sea Rock

    The New War: The Web of Crime That Threatens America’s Security by John Kerry ISBN-10: 0684846144 ASIN: B006QS9H36

    From Library Journal

    In a cursory overview of international crime, Senator Kerry (D-Mass.) implausibly calls for foreign criminal law to be imported into the United States to prosecute nationals of other countries who plan crimes here then conduct them abroad. His rationale is that weak or corrupt countries cannot effectively prosecute crimes committed within their jurisdictions. At the same time, he suggests that crimes committed against Americans abroad be prosecuted here in “special courts.” He also calls for transnational asset forfeiture, in which victimized countries would share in the forfeiture of assets seized in cooperating jurisdictions. While well intentioned, the book is short on specifics and contains no revelations about international crime …

    … “Kerry: “Your troops are violating international law!” …

    UN Ambassador Samantha Power Wants Sovereignty Redistribution
    Written by Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. Saturday, 08 June 2013 15:45

    As posted at: http://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/foreign-policy/item/15654-un-ambassador-nominee-samantha-power-wants-sovereignty-redistribution

    Responsibility to Protect (also known as Responsibility to Act) is a doctrine advanced by the United Nations and is predicated on the proposition that sovereignty is a privilege, not a right, and that if any regime in any nation violates the prevailing precepts of acceptable governance, then the international community is morally obligated to revoke that nation’s sovereignty and assume command and control of the offending country.

    The three pillars of the United Nations’-backed Responsibility to Protect are:

    A state has a responsibility to protect its population from mass atrocities.

    The international community has a responsibility to assist the state if it is unable to protect its population on its own.

    If the state fails to protect its citizens from mass atrocities and peaceful measures have failed, the international community has the responsibility to intervene through coercive measures such as economic sanctions.

    “Military intervention is considered the last resort.” …

  • Nancy Ferrer

    Many are saying Obama doesn’t know what he’s doing, but I disagree. He is feigning outrage while secretly “giving Vlad more flexibility since the election” on Syria, Iran and now Ukraine. They both have similar goals and Obama has to mask his true motives.

  • Hope4dafuture

    “The 80′s called, they want their for foreign policy back” and still the O-bot-Lemmings defend. Wake up, Reprogram. WTFreak does it take!

  • Anonymous

    Im beginning to think that Obamulluh, Russia, China, and Iran, are all in cahoots together…….O, loves Communists, Dictators, and Muslims…think about it..

  • Nancy Ferrer

    You show your ignorance when the only way you can articulate your opposition is by vile name calling. You so called progressives are very regressive when you have to denigrate people who are mentally handicapped. Go do something useful!!

  • Anonymous

    and control through the NSA, muslim CIA, muslim Pentagon, muslim FBI

  • Anonymous

    partners in crime, w/china, iran

  • Anonymous

    Well said bloke!
    Let’s not go russian into things…..

  • Anonymous

    I welcome this analysis. I have no respect for Husein Obama. You can not call him a president and at the same time a statist, progressive.
    Obama either is a dictator or Obama is intellectualy deranged. I think many democrats know Obama is deranged.
    Dictator Obama is entangled in gravely wrong policies by Carter and Brzezinski for allowing Zia ul Haq to convert Pakistan into an islam country and for them handing over the free people of Persia to the Ayatollahs and Afghanistans to the imported Pakistan Taliban.
    The US can not exchange wrong with wrong or worse.
    Washington can not trade off Islam as a peacefull religion versus annexation of the Ukraine by the European Reich and Hamas Gaza versus Israel as one state and allowing the Iranian nuclear weapon.
    John McCain protects Husein Obama in smuggling surface to air missiles from Al Qaeda in Lybia to Al Qaeda in Syria.
    Zbigniew Brzezinski advocated at Fareed Zakharia to push the Ukraine into Europe in the margin of the electoral race of Guy Verhofstadt to follow up Barrosso. It was Zbigniew Brzezinski and the National Endowment for Democracy behind the Chechen islamic war against Russia.

  • Hoodoo H

    “Once I’m elected again, I’ll be more flexible.”
    The Office of POTUS is not YOGA Class, Mr President.

  • Anonymous

    He doesn’t truly mask his motives. Just prior to the 2008 elections, Barack Obama boldly stated, “We are 5 days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America” (October 30, 2008). We must take him at his word. http://www.americanthinker.com/2013/02/obamas_dystopia.html

  • Gdrake

    Maybe overly suspicious but I get the distinct feeling that this was planned behind closed doors. Cannot get over that statement the “emperor” said to Medvedev during election to tell Putin “he will have more leverage after he is elected.” I think it was something like that.

  • Sherill Weber

    You are the poster child for why Liberals cannot be taken serious.

  • Chad Delk

    I suppose there aren’t a lot of differences between the policies of Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin.

  • Anonymous

    The only similarity I see between Putin and Obamination is the fact the they both believe in Marxism. Putin is a military leader. A member of the KGB. Obama couldn’t be a Cub Scout and get a merit badge for camping. Obama is a weak person with people behind him running things. Obama does appear to be an idiot but make not mistake, he knows which abyss he is taking this country into and he is on a timeline. If you read the Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, you will see the freightening similarities of not only Obama and Hitler but their timing for the events and ideas that Obama is carrying out in order to Destroy our economy and the nation.

  • Anonymous

    You are all assuming that Obama is chewing Putin’s butt over Crimea and stuff. Maybe Comrade Putin is Comrade Obama’s mentor.

  • Anonymous

    It’s the new world order of more socialism and democracy.

  • Anonymous

    Remember when BO whispered to Medvedev’s ear, that when he wins the re-election, he will have more flexibility?

  • Deckard426

    While Putin takes the Ukraine, Bassa-baw Jones vacations in Florida.

  • Anonymous

    One big difference between Obama and Putin…Putin is trying to rebuild his nation and Obama is trying to destroy his…

  • Anonymous

    Nice to know someone shares my suspicions. He said he would have more “flexibility” after his “last election”‘ not “the election” but “last election”. Does he know something others don’t? Yes he does. State of Emergency and he can declare martial law during which the Constitution (what’s left of it) is suspended.

    Page down to “Coup de Grace” on this link:
    http://www.uhuh.com/reports/headsup/state98.htm

  • Anonymous

    Your right, obama does not know what he is doing.From junior senator to president… really, what were the people thinking who voted for this fool.Worst president ever and will go down as that, He has done way to much damage and racists acts since He has been in office.

  • Anonymous

    He is a puppet. Perhaps Valerie knows.

  • Anonymous

    The open mic where Obama speak of his “LAST” election.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNxEDomUlXw

    On Perestroika:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhZHJhSjN8w

    Gorbie went over to the UN and is a supporter of Agenda 21.

  • lgray0451

    there is a difference in manhood. sorry to say Putin is the man. Putin and Bush used to go at it big time but the transgender ex male prostitute we have in the whitehouse is only a lying two faced muslim.

  • Anonymous

    Good points about the cult of personality being underpinnings of their respective
    offices. Also about Obama using his “pen” for what he cannot get through congress Vs Putin’s going it alone, unchallenged, if the Russian congress does not dance to his tune. Otherwise we are being a little too vociferous for a couple of well made points. Obama may be a silent fellow traveler of the statist Russian ruler, but he demonstrates none of Putin’s resolve. He cannot charge ahead with his ACA as he waffles and delays what he knows will not work and may be the ruination of the
    democrat party. Somehow I don’t think Putin would do that and he’d rather ruin any
    progress his economy has gained since the breakup of the Soviet Empire than
    admit that he did something that cannot work.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Ladies and gentlemen liberal homophobia.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72EnfFysPFE Connor

    Obama and Putin are the same when it comes to power and craving it. A cult of Obama is well put by the way because the 38% of this country worship him as a god.

  • Anonymous

    Boring, boring, boring. When people are not able to express themselves articulately, they always use the language of garbage! Sad, ignorant post.

  • Herb Lewin

    Amen. They will say and do ANYTHING! They don’t care who they slander, vilify. The ends justifies the means…

  • Herb Lewin

    It’s a damn shame, but it sure seems like that to me too. The left has moved the ball quite a ways down the field since Obama took office. that was his job – “now go in there and divide the nation and get that “Progressive” agenda implemented”. He’s done a good job of that. How in the hell did a community organizer become President? He is in WAY over his head…

  • Gdrake

    Thanks Winnie nice to know that I am not alone

  • Anonymous

    All of these puns are Putin me over the edge.

  • http://www.MARVINFOX.com/ Marvin E. Fox

    Putin comes from a society with a long history of serfdom and suppression of the people. A people that, in the Russian Bolshevik revolution of 1917 and the cold war ending in 1989, waited for the implosion of their government to effect changes. The people did not go forward to effect successful changes in either case, The Bolshevik Party replaced the monarchy, but did not improve on it. The communists were replaced with some advantage to the people; but, the Russian people weren’t the cause of the change, outside forces were the cause.
    Our Republic was established by the people seeking individual freedom for all Americans. Our government was established to replace its leadership in a definite legal and chronological order. The replacement is done by the people of our Republic who are interested enough to Constitutionally do the job.
    The point is: Russians have not developed a reliable system for the replacement of their leaders due to a history and type of leadership that prevented them from doing it. If they had developed a reliable system of replacement, Putin would not be in office.
    American have always had an in-place system for replacing unwanted leaders, and that system has been in constant use for that purpose. Our American problem is that we have allowed our leaders to develop a counter system that frustrates the will of the American electorate. The American electorate are now aiming directly at the rogue, illegal system and are in the process of removing it. Our past prepared us to do that! We will get it done!
    The present administration, in my opinion, is the result of that rogue, illegal system. Its desperation to hold its position is confirmed by every accusation it makes.
    It is losing.
    MarvinFox

  • ajfkdem

    They share a lot of traits but there is ONE HUGE difference. Putin gets things done and Obama makes him laugh. Obama accomplishes nothing that helps the country and Putin scares him into alternating fits of constipation and diarrhea.

  • http://www.MARVINFOX.com/ Marvin E. Fox

    Political somnambulists, who received their news from the Democrats Mediacrats, voted for him. How much of a thought process that required is anyone’s guess.
    Marvin Fox

  • Republitards suck

    So Obama is a tyrant or weakling? You people hate him so much you are trying to have it both ways. The blind hate flows strong for this president here.

  • Anonymous

    Sadly , Putin is twice the real man as Obama or Kerry .

  • Anonymous

    Kerry should hop on a swift boat and just go away

  • Anonymous

    Yes and the ignorant, lazy, I don’t care, I don’t get involved with politics American fools going to lose their country or give it away. Then they will say what happened to my rights but they will have ???

  • Anonymous

    I SURE DO AND SAID oH oh

  • Anonymous

    It was the both Bushes that talked about the New World Order

  • Anonymous

    You Are Disgusting!

  • Elle’s Island

    In some ways, much of the current disrespect for liberty and individual responsibility results from misunderstanding the lessons of science.

  • Mango

    As usual you progressives are confusing “blind hate” with complete policy disagreement. Typical, if we’re not following you and the rest of the sheep blindly bleating in a blissful haze of ignorance that means we “hate” him as a person, or of course, the race card gets thrown down. Try initiating a productive discussion about policy as opposed to “you people” and the “hate” thing…you might be surprised that most of us are informed enough to know that we disagree with most, if not all of his policies, rather than just “blindly hating” him for no reason. Of course, your username isn’t exactly going to get me to take you seriously.

  • Jon Greenspon

    Hmm, let’s see…….
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin maneuvered his way into hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, and then subsequently invaded a sovereign neighboring country. Didn’t the same thing happen 75 years earlier…..oh yeah, in 1936 a country named Germany hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics, and then a couple of years later invaded a sovereign neighboring country called Poland…. The “leader” was named Adolph Hitler.
    In 2009, Barrack Hussein Obama became President of the United States, and during his tenure as President has:
    * Maintained a constant feud with the Congress, making an already inefficient organization into a useless body of squabblers.
    * Demonstrated an exceptional largesse in the spending of Federal monies, through “working” vacations, including spending time on these vacations during periods of National crisis.
    * And has, through the usage of Executive Orders, overridden the Congress on several occasions to push through personal mandates and policies that hurt, rather then help, the American Public.
    Oddly enough, this isn’t new either. This same program of “do as I say, not as I do” was practiced almost identically 1,974 years earlier, by Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus Germanicus – better known to most people by his nickname – Caligula.

  • old_broad

    that really isn’t a difference. after the union of soviet socialist republics was dissolved, Putin has worked behind the scenes to put it back together under communism, and isn’t that what is happening here? this presidency will destroy the United States of America and then put it back together as a communist country.

  • Anonymous

    I wish I could disagree with that but I can’t. All I will say is not all Americans are ignorant or foolish. Unfortunately, the majority are one, the other, or both.

  • Anonymous

    Hahahahaha

  • Republitards suck

    Still didn’t answer the question. And fuck you I will use whatever name I want.

  • Lowell

    Looks like you are dressed for it, and what are you doing with that gun. Your Resident wants you to turn it in.

  • Anonymous

    That was funny, great!

  • Anonymous

    Clean up your language, or get lost, Troll!

  • Anonymous

    Have your mother wash out your mouth, before you post on this sight. Maybe then something useful comes out of that
    childish mouth of yours. Same garbage as always, just with another name. Sad! Don’t write back, I won’t read your drivel,

  • May bdarin

    I’m glad I’m not alone. Where do you ide thing? In plain site. Our leader is probably the guy who is to set up the takeover–

  • David Croquet

    LOL! Russia doesn’t have any gay people. They also don’t have any tea party. Coincidence?

  • Take 2

    Putin has obviously read Dreams from My Father unlike 2/3 of the DEM and GOP.

  • mspatdev

    There is Cuba, North Korea, some of the countries in South America and other countries. When obammy went around to the world and apologize to all of the countries for America being great and then bowing to Eygptian King, that really irritated me. I do know we had an evil, evil dictator in the w/h. I knew that in 2007. He hates this country to death. He is out to destroy it within as he wants to be the king of the USA and the world. He has said that in 2007 and 2008. He has manipulated the laws of this land. He uses the presidential executive orders like he was eating candy. He makes up his own rules as to what will happen. The GOP has sent many laws and rules of getting rid of obammycare. As you know how foolish reid is, he has stuck all of the information in a drawer, per obammy. obammy rules D.C. and everyone in it. He has threaten many people back there. I have a lot of family in the D.C. area and they have told me what is going on. I have a brother and he can’t believe reid and all of his antics. He has disappointed a lot of people. obammy has threaten alot of people. He has downgraded everybody there. He has no use for the GOP and look at all of the down grading obammy has done to them. obammy already wants just a demo congress and he will do anything by cheating and doing everything he can to get it. This November will tell what will happen after the elections. All of you AMERICANS OUT THERE, YOU NEED TO FIGHT EVERYTHING YOU CAN TO SAVE THIS COUNTRY, BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T THERE WILL BE A LOT OF PROBLEMS AHEAD. WE WILL BE LUCKY TO KEEP OUR LIVES.

  • mspatdev

    I did to and that was not any good to hear that. MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA.

  • mspatdev

    When obammy was in Columbia pretending to go to school, he was going to communist school where he was taught and taught more of the Communist rules in the USA. He was already taught the communist from the time he went to school until he came to the USA. He was attacked daily how to put communist in every sector of the USA. Common Core in the schools, Unions helped him in changing the ballots. Dead people and other people voted from 1-12 times each. I have always advocated for the states to have VOTER I.D., but obammy and upholder has gone after the courts that the old people can’t get out to vote. They are lying through their teeth, because the old people can do anything they want to and that is vote unless they are very sick and that is the same for all ages. That does not work.

  • mspatdev

    IRS is costing the USA billions of dollars in income taxes. There is a lot of obammy’s friends that collected all of your I.D. when they were doing obammycare. They went to better money stealing everybody’s income tax money. WATCH IT WHEN YOU FILE. The income taxes has the muslim and they are all in our government along with the brotherhood.

  • mspatdev

    obammy and his coharts think more of other countries and the heck with the USA. Notice all the difference changes he has made since the end of Dec. 2013, and Jan. 2014. He has done exactly what the GOP asked him to do in Oct. of 2013, to wait until this year for obammycare. He did, but now he has extended it to 2014 & 2015. He doesn’t want it to be a round the elections. The ALMIGHTY VOTE. We all need to get the lazy people up and at it.

  • mspatdev

    He want to be their leader.

  • mspatdev

    I agree with you. He is a bit deranged. He is smoking his cocaine and if you look at his lips you can tell if he has had some by the color of his lips, they will be purple.

  • Anonymous

    At first one would think you guys are dumb. But that doesn’t explain it. Day in and day out. day in and day out, there’s something for you with Obama. I get it, you racist modern day Ku Klux Klan fucks are masking your pure hatred with a veil of “politics”.

  • Anonymous

    When Nelson Mandela fought the apartheid regime, they called him a “Communist”. Easiest label dumb fucks can spout, needs not much thinking.

  • Jenn

    why is Satan “Obama” still in the white house??…doesn’t anybody care about what is going on??….actions speak louder than words…there are many words but where is the action…IMPEACH!!!

  • Anonymous

    I cannot agree with you. Obama is a disaster as a president, bringing NO experience other than community organizing of poor people to feed off the hard-working taxayers. The best way to judge a true leader is to see who he appoints as his subordinates. Please name me ONE worthy appointee in his cabinet. When a president shows priority for fundraising and TV appearances rather than tending to the real pblems facing his/her nation, then he isn’t worthy of leading his country. Bottom line is that the US government is NO different that the gov’t in Russia, both being corrupt as much as each other.

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  • David Croquet

    I’m not sure what you are asking

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  • Frank Ferraro

    Melissa must be a DEM – divert, divert, divert.
    Obvious she doesn’t practice what she preaches – the way she types she would be OWING THEM $60/hour.

  • ThorsteinVeblen2012

    Why have we spent $5 billion in Ukraine?

    Seems like a lot of money wasted on a corrupt country on Russia’s border. Money that could have been spent here.

  • Charlie

    If Obama is a “dictator”, as you say that he is, then where are the concentration camps? Where were you when the Patriot Act was signed in October of 2001, long before the world had ever heard of Obama? Oh, I guess since a rich White man isn’t sitting in the Oval Office, your great big white world is going to shit, huh?

  • Charlie

    Muslims, really? Do you really think that AIPAC would really tolerate that? Do you think that the Jews who control this government, would allow for anti-Jewish Muslim terrorists to take over this country? Is David Axelrod a Muslim?

  • Mango

    Ok li’l fella, if that’s what gets you through the day then you go right on ahead and use whatever name you want. When you decide to behave you can take your dunce cap off and come out of the corner, but until then you can just shove your name up your @ss.

  • Mango

    At first, one would think you are a barely-literate ignoramus desperate for attention, but..that doesn’t…no, wait, that explains it perfectly.

  • Jon Greenspon

    Interesting, I never called Obama a dictator. Putin could broadly be classed as a dictator, and Russia had “gulags” (the Russian equivalent of detention camps) until the early 1960′s.

  • Anonymous

    You must have missed Kissinger drooling about the hopes of Obama taking us to a new world order. Do not get caught up in the “R” vs “D” show; it is only a show.

  • Anonymous

    O doesn’t need “resolve”. His masters are steering him.

  • Anonymous

    I did miss Kissinger talking about a new world order.

    Thanks

  • Anonymous

    It is more than voter ID required. Proof of citizenship when registering to vote comes first and there are a few states trying to put the policy in place only to be blocked by the Justice Dept. But even if that were the case, with all the fraud going on, forged birth certificates will be no problem either. The unethical go by the ends justify the means.

  • Nancy Ferrer

    I agree with you that his goal is to fundamentally transform the US. When he made that statement my heart fell to my stomach and I knew what he meant and that we were in deep trouble. I just believe he’s doing exactly what he intended from the beginning and it’s not just his ignorance or that he doesn’t know what he’s doing. My fear is that he will have done so much damage that we may not survive as a free and sovereign nation. God save America!

  • Nancy Ferrer

    Yes it was. They are all progressives – Obama, the Bush’s, the Clinton’s = big government progressives.

  • Anonymous

    My point is that Obama has been backing off his ACA law, all be it
    for political reasons, whereas Putin would not give a damn as he
    leads his country back to the cold war and endless shortages from
    an economy run from top down. Obama may think doing the same
    here is a goal worth achieving, but he seems more interested in now in protecting his majority in the Senate and gaining the House than forcing his law down our throats as Putin would do with pleasure.

  • Organix

    Obamacare is little more than an ever-shifting mirage of illusions conjured up to exploit the sympathies of the gullible and the ignorant.