Putin Superfan Dana Rohrabacher is Sad That Putin Hasn’t Thanked Him

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Dana Rohrabacher is an embarrassment.

WASHINGTON — It is a lonely pursuit these days, defending Russia in Congress as outrage over Kremlin aggression grows louder. But Representative Dana Rohrabacher speaks up for Moscow with pride.

He is, he says, a bit frosted with the Russian government in one respect.

“I kind of wish I would get some sort of word back,” Mr. Rohrabacher, a California Republican, said Thursday shortly before the House voted 399 to 19 to offer aid to Ukraine and impose sanctions on Russia. “But I haven’t even gotten so much as a thank you.”

Rohrabacher vigorously defended the Putin regime this week, accusing Russia’s critics of clinging to the threat communism and saying that the “churches are full” in Moscow.

Yeah, they’re full. Full of rabidly anti-gay fanatics. But that pleases Rohrabacher, doesn’t it?

Rohrabacher claims today’s Russia is a much better Russia and that there’s “opposition papers being distributed on every newsstand” in the country.

If you’ve paid even a shred of attention, you’d know that is a complete lie. There is no opposition in Russia now. Putin has silenced all opposing views and pushed every source of media to produce anti-western propaganda. Those who won’t go along with the Kremlin have been sacked. Independent newspapers and websites have been blocked or shut down.

In hindsight it shouldn’t come as a shock that a man who said Putin’s “muscles are just unbelievable” would go the extra distance for him.

Dana Rohrabacher is an international embarrassment.

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  • D_C_Wilson

    Being the new generation of useful idiots is a thankless job.

  • PostSurgeOperative

    Give that man a show on RT.

  • muselet

    “He is tough, his muscles are just unbelievable.”

    Ick.

    Dana Rohrabacher is an embarrassment to his species.

    –alopecia

  • Nefercat

    Then move to Russia, you traitorous old goat. Their government is the one whose leader’s approval means so much to you. That’s the head of state you are determined to defend.

    Don’t let the door hit you in the ass.

  • LTanya Spearman

    I guess Rohrabacher, is going to be ready to commit suicide. Because as of this afternoon Putin CALL Pres. Obama in Saudi Arabia to discuss a diplomatic resolution to the Ukraine crisis.. Pres. Obama suggested that Putin put a concrete response in writing. And the President (Obama) agree SOS John Kerry would meet with FM Lavrov to discuss the next steps..
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/2014/03/28/readout-president-s-call-president-putin
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26795627
    http://bloom.bg/O6HNOV

  • villemar

    Useful Idiot Number One? Meet Useful Idiot Number Two, your colleague from across the isle, Alan Grayson.
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/grayson-pleased-russia-annex-crimea

  • Brutlyhonest

    Anyone else miss the “good ol days” when the right hated Russia and communists (once a commie, always a commie)?

  • fry1laurie

    If Rohrabacher loves Putin’s views on gays so much, maybe he ought to marry him.