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Published: Thursday, Dec. 12 2013 12:34 p.m. MST

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Badgerbadger
Murray, UT

I wonder what Putin really said, before the interpreter got to it? Does conservative really have a Russian word equivalent? What Putin said was anything but conservative. It was all socialist/communist/progressive. He seems pretty much the hard core Soviet KGB guy still around from the Cold War.

But he is now a Nobel Peace Prize nominee, thanks to Barry. Great work Prez, giving him more credibility to the rest of the world, and of course less credibility to the USA.

Mexican Ute
mexico, 00

Putin is simply a right-wing authoritarian. I would even argue that some Republicans like Lindsey Graham and John McCain are close to Putin politically. But honestly I never thought looking at history seeing that it would be of all nations, a former Communist nation that is lecturing America on morals and values.

Imagine if an American and a Russian died in 1960 and looked at the world today. The Russian would think the Americans won the Cold War, espcially with all the new churches constructed. The American would think the Russians won, with all the new regulations and nativity scenes removed because one atheist threatened to sue...

Joan Watson
TWIN FALLS, ID

"Easy to do Justice - harder to do Right." Many voices in today demand justice for all, regardless. But fewer voice "Right be Done."
If one researches the U.S take over of Hawaii, one realizes a similar pattern in recent US controlling influence in the Middle East - which we are told is done for 'Our Best Interest' - what ever that best interest is.
Putin put a stop to Pres Obama's intended military strike in Syria, which the Obama administration perceived as well served justice, but would have been the wrong thing to have do. And Putin's recent remarks concerning values resonates 'right' w/many in this country.

Badgerbadger
Murray, UT

Mexican Ute -

From the article, "Putin insisted that foreign-registered companies that operate in Russia and are owned by Russian citizens "

From our left wing president, "Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen." (ie. the US citizens who built the roads and bridges, actually 53% of them built them)

Putin and Barry said the same thing, so how is Putin right-wing and Barry left-wing?

More BO worship crazy blindness.

OHBU
Columbus, OH

Tators: "Whenever I see 2 grown women or 2 grown men kissing each other in a movie or tv show, it still turns my stomach and I have to look away. It just does not seem natural, no matter how hard I try to be open to the liberal viewpoint... And I know many others who feel the exact same way. Gay relationships are an aboration of nature. Hence, they are only a small single digit percentage of society."

Thank you for exposing your real motivations for opposing it. In reality, there is no constitutional reason to discriminate against people just because a sizable portion of the population thinks it's "icky." I hate eating fish, and I know a lot of other people the same, should I try to make it illegal?

As to your nature argument, they are actually perfectly natural. A small proportion of numerous species of animals also practice homosexuality. To not have any homosexuality would actually be an aberration. Having red hair is also a small proportion of the population, does that mean it's wrong?

My examples are ridiculous, I'm aware. But they correctly analogize how many people see your argument.

Schnee
Salt Lake City, UT

@Tators
"If the majority of liberals (democrats) actually oppose abortion, why don't literally any democrat politicians anywhere take that stance?"

Senator Harry Reid. Senator Bob Casey. The difference between many liberals who oppose abortion and conservatives who oppose abortion is that they consider it a personal decision (i.e. the "I wouldn't get one but I'm not going to stop others from getting one" position). Not that they would literally get one themselves because they're men but you know what I mean.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

@Badgerbadger
"I wonder what Putin really said, before the interpreter got to it? Does conservative really have a Russian word equivalent? What Putin said was anything but conservative. It was all socialist/communist/progressive.
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Remember, the biggest controversy in Russia right now is over that anti-gay bill. Social issues like that are where Russia falls in line with the right-wing conservatives in the US. Those positions aren't progressive at all.

I M LDS 2
Provo, UT

"If the majority of liberals (democrats) actually oppose abortion, why don't literally any democrat politicians anywhere take that stance? Somehow, what you are said doesn't make sense."

What doesn't make sense is when people cannot see the difference between an individual being opposed to abortion, but in favor of allowing others to be free to make their own choices about many moral issues on which we all have trouble agreeing.

Just because I believe a certain way does not mean I have to support platforms that enforce my beliefs on everybody else contrary to their beliefs.

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