Putin on US elections: Don’t blame me, Dems
I love it, how he spoke the truth. It won’t be very long, before he hits the Demonrat shit list. Don’t blame me for your election defeat, but look in the mirror, Russian President Vladimir Putin lectured U.S. Democrats Friday. Speaking at his marathon year-end news conference in Moscow, an annual event, Russia’s leader offered his analysis of the American political scene.
“Democrats are losing on every front and looking for people to blame everywhere,” he said. “They need to learn to lose with dignity. “The Democratic Party lost not only the presidential elections, but elections in the Senate and Congress. .…Is that also my work?” he said.
Putin went on to ridicule Democrats for never-say-die efforts to overturn the Nov. 8 presidential election, first by calling for recounts, then trying to get electors to flip.
“The fact that the current ruling party called Democratic has blatantly forgotten the original definition of its name is evident if one takes into consideration unscrupulous use of administrative resource and appeals to electors not to concede to voters’ choice,” Putin said, according to the Russian news agency Tass.
Putin even invoked President Ronald Reagan, the staunch anti-communist who worked with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to end the Cold War in the 1980s.
“I think Reagan would have been glad to see representatives of his party winning everywhere,” the president said. “And he would have been happy for the newly elected president [Donald Trump], who was sensitive enough to feel the moods of the society and worked exactly within that paradigm, going to the end, though nobody but you and I believed that he would win.”
“Outstanding figures in American history from the ranks of the Democratic Party would likely be turning in their graves. [Franklin D.] Roosevelt certainly would be.”
Supporters of defeated Democratic standard-bearer Hillary Clinton have cited alleged Russian “hacking” of the election for her surprising loss on Nov. 8.
Putin moved back his news conference a day to attend the funeral of his ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, who was assassinated at an Ankara art gallery in a brazen public shooting by a Turkish policeman shouting slogans about the war in Syria.