It seems that Putin has won yet another presidency. And like usual, the Leftists(and the Russophobic Neocons who still don’t get that the Cold War’s over) in both the East and the West are whining. There have been claims of election fraud and even cute little Arab Spring-style protests. The reality? Even Anti-Putinists knew that he would get about 60% of the vote:
Everyone knew that Putin was going to win, and even anti-Putin pollsters admitted he would get at least 60% of the vote, which would be a landslide in an American election. But, cry the pundits, Putin has the support of the peasantry. The smart people in the cities who can watch the BBC and read the New York Times–the people who really count in any country–they are holding spontaneous anti-Putin demonstrations. Pro-Putin demonstrators are either state employees doing a job or mere yokels. In other words, Russia=the USA, where only rubes and crazies would support Pat Buchanan or Ron Paul.
And therein lays the rub. The people(i.e. the working man, the farmers, and the rest of Middle Russia) want a strong, decisive leader like Putin while The New York Times(or The New York Beta Times according to Roissy or The New York Holocaust Times according to Taki) reading “intellectuals” don’t. The claims of election fraud are just the standard tripe that “pundits” make when they dislike a certain regime:
The pundits, long in advance, were also predicting corruption and irregularities, as they always do whenever the the US regime disapproves of election results. The fall-back position is that Putin and his cronies rigged the election in advance by restricting the pool of candidates.
He is yet another thorn in the side of the Brave New World Order(the man really knows how to deal with Jews, Muslims, and sexual degenerates) and therefore his victory is not just a victory for Russia, but a victory for paleoconservatives worldwide.
I hope that he has another good six years. And another six years after that.