Tag Archives: Vladimir Putin

Poetic Justice

Vlad the Comedian

We think we know why Putin always seems to be smilin’—
He uses sarcasm and humor on Trump to beguile him.
And his latest jest
Is surely one of his best —
He’s offering Jim Comey political asylum!

Verbatim

Putin Admits Some Russians Might Have Hacked U.S. Election

“If they are patriotically minded, they start making their contributions — which are right, from their point of view — to the fight against those who say bad things about Russia.”

— Russian President Vladimir Putin, shifting away from his previous blanket denials of Russian involvement in cyberattacks last year to help the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, denied any state role on Thursday but said that “patriotically minded” private Russian hackers could have been involved, the New York Times reports.

Poetic Justice

Two Credible Kremlinites

We received the definitive denial from Vladimir Putin —
That Russia meddled in the 2016 election is a “fiction.”
To make matters better,
Trump backed him up on Twitter,
So let’s just ignore the evidence and investigations and believe ’em.

News & Comment

From Vanity Fair: A Brief History of Team Donald’s Ties to Russia

Poetic Justice

A Statesmanlike Snubbing

Is there anyone more wretched and lonely than Rex Tillerson?
He’s stuck in a job he only took ’cause his wife made him.
He’s going all the way to Moscow,
Only, as we already know,
To be snubbed by the odious Vladimir Putin.

Poetic Justice

An Autocratic Hypocrite

So now Trump has attacked the chemical-bombing Syrians,
And Putin has responded by calling us international barbarians.
Really, Mr. Putin?
How’d you get so high-falutin’?
And how does your hypocrisy play among the Crimeans and Ukrainians?

Poetic Justice

Vlad the Denier

As the FBI continues to investigate Trump’s Russia ties,
Vladimir Putin contends the allegations are all lies.
It’s just American political game,
Said the guy who invaded Crimea and Ukraine.
And if you don’t believe hme, just ask my spies!

Enumerati

Trump Met Putin at Least Nine Times

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CNN: “Since 2013 — when Trump’s Miss Universe pageant was held in Moscow — Trump has at least nine times claimed to have spoken to, met, or made contact with Putin. But as the 2016 campaign wore on and his statements on Putin began to attract more scrutiny, Trump changed course, denying having ever met the Russian president.”

Verbatim

Putin Directed Russian Hack Attacks

Two senior officials with direct access to the information say new intelligence shows that Putin personally directed how hacked material from Democrats was leaked and otherwise used. The intelligence came from diplomatic sources and spies working for U.S. allies… What began as a ‘vendetta’ against Hillary Clinton morphed into an effort to show corruption in American politics and to ‘split off key American allies by creating the image that [other countries] couldn’t depend on the U.S. to be a credible global leader anymore.

NBC News

Poetic Justice

Russian to Judgement

Trump’s support of Putin has the GOP in a predicament,
Given Putin’s habit of killing reporters and dissidents.
But Trump’s campaign has doubled down:
“Putin’s a hero; Obama’s a clown,”
And Trump prefers a ruthless dictator to an elected president.