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Luckovich for the win! (Original Post) kpete Feb 2024 OP
Perfect. dalton99a Feb 2024 #1
A little tweak to it. TheBlackAdder Feb 2024 #33
Very incisive. . . . . nt Bernardo de La Paz Feb 2024 #2
Putin taking over the GOP was so easy. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #3
Putin didn't have to fire a shot BOSSHOG Feb 2024 #4
Nope, not a shot. No loss of life on his side. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #5
And much cheaper than a military war PatSeg Feb 2024 #22
Yes Putin's plan has been diabolically brilliant. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #23
It certainly has been PatSeg Feb 2024 #24
He is ruthless, brutal and extremely dangerous. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #25
I can picture him laughing maniacally PatSeg Feb 2024 #28
Yea. He would burn it all down if he cannot have it. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #29
I can't begin to imagine PatSeg Feb 2024 #31
Yes they are the stars, the rest of us are just props. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #32
And sadly PatSeg Feb 2024 #34
The autocratic bloc, Russia, China, Saudi, Iran, NK believe they will be the 21st century superpower. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #35
That's true PatSeg Feb 2024 #36
The West is going to have to get their act together and quickly. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #37
In many ways PatSeg Feb 2024 #38
Republicans are willing and eager accomplices. dalton99a Feb 2024 #6
The GOP wants what Putin has in Russia. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #7
Yep. A Mafia-style government with unchecked power dalton99a Feb 2024 #8
Yes a kleptocracy. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #9
Corporations have it already housecat Feb 2024 #19
Yes they own many of our politicians. Irish_Dem Feb 2024 #26
Perfect malaise Feb 2024 #10
Can't quite tell if putie is mounted on top or behind that animal - in either case it's getting erronis Feb 2024 #11
hahahaha! .... so good. sarchasm Feb 2024 #12
KNR niyad Feb 2024 #13
Excellent. Bluethroughu Feb 2024 #14
Perfection Wild blueberry Feb 2024 #15
K&R orangecrush Feb 2024 #16
Nails it republianmushroom Feb 2024 #17
Excellent! That is so good! liberalla Feb 2024 #18
Putin commanded his GOPeasants to deny help to Ukraine. Kid Berwyn Feb 2024 #20
That is so sad PatSeg Feb 2024 #21
Yep...the Surrender Party. nt The Unmitigated Gall Feb 2024 #27
I can just see a MAGAt with this on his T-shirt proclaiming NEVER SURRENDER ffr Feb 2024 #30

Irish_Dem

(48,999 posts)
3. Putin taking over the GOP was so easy.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 06:02 PM
Feb 2024

The GOP leadership even flies to Moscow with their hands out.
All Putin has to do is promise cash and help getting installed the next election cycle.

They did not care in the least they were collaborating with our enemy.

Irish_Dem

(48,999 posts)
5. Nope, not a shot. No loss of life on his side.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 06:07 PM
Feb 2024

No big military expenditure.

Of course he has helped make the US violent. Funded the NRA.
Behind the anti-vax movement, etc.

So Americans are dying at the hands of Putin.

PatSeg

(47,926 posts)
24. It certainly has been
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 12:00 PM
Feb 2024

He is the evil little villain in a Saturday morning cartoon, but more effective and probably minus the sinister laugh, though who knows. Maybe he does that laugh when he's alone.

Irish_Dem

(48,999 posts)
25. He is ruthless, brutal and extremely dangerous.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 12:03 PM
Feb 2024

He would destroy most of the planet if it suits him.
And enjoy it a great deal.

Oh yes I think he laughs about it in delight.

PatSeg

(47,926 posts)
28. I can picture him laughing maniacally
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 12:31 PM
Feb 2024

as he watches the planet being destroyed. Anything he can't have dominion over, he'd just prefer to demolish. He is one of those people who take a perverse pleasure in watching things go "boom" just for the fun of it. I wonder if he has "daddy" issues like so many authoritarian rulers.

Irish_Dem

(48,999 posts)
29. Yea. He would burn it all down if he cannot have it.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 01:05 PM
Feb 2024

And torture and destroy as many people as possible.
I believe he deliberately ordered his troops in Ukraine to be supplied with viagra and alcohol ahead of the mass rapes of civilians in Ukraine.

Yea he probably had some serious dysfunctionality as a child. And when the USSR broke apart whenhe was a young KGB agent he vowed revenge on the US. He has been working on this for decades.

PatSeg

(47,926 posts)
31. I can't begin to imagine
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 06:54 PM
Feb 2024

what it must be like to be him. The cruelty and sadistic nature is just beyond comprehension. So many authoritarians treat the world as if it is their own personal game board with no regard to the human lives they are affecting.

Irish_Dem

(48,999 posts)
32. Yes they are the stars, the rest of us are just props.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 07:03 PM
Feb 2024

They are the only ones who matter, everyone else is just collateral damage in their sick games.

For Putin what matters the most are power, wealth and revenge.
He is also quite sadistic and likes the torture details.

He is like a serial killer who leaves his calling card at the murders he orders.
He wants us to know who he kills, how and why.

Right now he is emboldened and it almost feels like he is on a manic high.
He is a brutal ruthless sociopath, exceptionally dangerous.

His goal is to be a 21st century superpower, and he will destroy as much as it takes to achieve this goal.

PatSeg

(47,926 posts)
34. And sadly
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 08:53 PM
Feb 2024

history would tell him how it all will end, yet tyrants keep doing the same things over and over again, as if they will be the exception to the rule.

You're right, Putin is very much like a serial killer, leaving his mark wherever he goes.

Irish_Dem

(48,999 posts)
35. The autocratic bloc, Russia, China, Saudi, Iran, NK believe they will be the 21st century superpower.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 09:02 PM
Feb 2024

They have done an excellent job damaging the US, have their puppets installed across the US government.
And across Europe.

We don't yet know the end of the story.

Irish_Dem

(48,999 posts)
37. The West is going to have to get their act together and quickly.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 10:02 PM
Feb 2024

They have let the autocratic bloc do a great deal of damage.
And we have their puppets spread across our government.

Our only hope is We The People rising up and standing for democracy.

And the western democracies need to start fighting back hard.

Russia and China have strengths but weakness too.
China's economy is tanking, Putin is under a great deal of stress right now.

We can do it if we fight back.

PatSeg

(47,926 posts)
38. In many ways
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 10:16 PM
Feb 2024

it feels like a replay of the lead up to World War II. Most Western democracies were pretty complacent and not willing or ready for war. There were fascist movements in the U.S. and even in congress. This time, however, Europe seems more prepared as they have not forgotten. I'm not so sure about the U.S. though.

Irish_Dem

(48,999 posts)
7. The GOP wants what Putin has in Russia.
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 06:08 PM
Feb 2024

Total permanent power.
Access to all national financial assets.

erronis

(15,631 posts)
11. Can't quite tell if putie is mounted on top or behind that animal - in either case it's getting
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 06:28 PM
Feb 2024

f'd. And putie wants to to the same to every country in the world.

Wild blueberry

(6,708 posts)
15. Perfection
Wed Feb 21, 2024, 07:56 PM
Feb 2024

Luckovich is at the height of his considerable artistic and truth-telling powers.
Great cartoon, great cartoonist!
Thank you.

Kid Berwyn

(15,319 posts)
20. Putin commanded his GOPeasants to deny help to Ukraine.
Thu Feb 22, 2024, 11:21 AM
Feb 2024

And today Ukraine is paying the price, losing territory and, increasingly, hope.

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