It's funny to watch conservatives who have never left the US tell people that Putin owned Obama. The best part is that Putin has become a joke even in his own country. Here's Russia's economy as of late:
Ruble crisis lends itself to Russian jokes - The Washington Post
“What do Russian President Vladimir Putin, the price of oil, and the ruble's value against the dollar have in common," opens one pithy wisecrack that recently made it from behind closed doors into a Bloomberg news story. “They’ll all hit 63 next year.”
In general, the classic style of joking in Russia relies less on one-liners than it does on cheeky rhymed couplets and sardonic allegory immediately recognizable to locals.
“Autumn has flown away/Winter has come too/The Euro is 64/And the dollar, 52,” Andrei Bystrov, an opposition activist, tweeted last week – a verse Russia’s independent television channel Dozhd named one of the crisis’ funniest quips. (We added a word to make it rhyme in English.) The ruble has even less buying power now: Today, one dollar is worth almost 54 rubles, and one euro is worth more than 66 rublesCan you imagine if tomorrow, your savings became worth a 3rd of what they were 1 year ago? The best part is that Russia believes this isn't due to the economic sanctions levied by the US and the EU. Yeah, this is the guy that's going to "own" Obama. Rofl, get a clue kids.the Russian central bank has found it difficult or impossible to access international capital markets at rates it finds acceptable. Indeed, the central bank is forecasting a recession next year.
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