Pallin’ Around With Putin: Conservatives Jump the Patriot Shark With Moscow Pro-Life Summit


Conservatives have jumped the patriot shark. Siding with Putin over Obama, conservatives justify holding their World Congress of Families summit meeting (referred to as the “pro-life Olympics”) in Moscow even after the Ukraine crisis because “Putin doesn’t threaten our national security, Obama does.”

Funding this little gathering of patriotic freedom lovers is a close Putin ally. Pallin’ around with Putin? The summit also includes a joint session with the Russian parliament, according to Right Wing Watch.

In an article titled, “U.S. Conservatives To Go Ahead With ‘Pro-Life Olympics’ In Moscow Despite Ukraine Crisis: ‘Putin doesn’t threaten our national security, Obama does,’ the communications director for the World Congress of Families wrote”, Buzzfeed reported:

The U.S. organizers of a World Congress of Families summit to be held in the Kremlin in September show no signs of canceling over the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The World Congress of Families counts several leading U.S. conservative organizations among its affiliates, including the Family Research Council, Concerned Women for America, Alliance Defending Freedom and Americans United for Life. The Moscow meeting is described as the “‘Olympics’ of the international Pro-Life movement supporting the Natural Family” in a promotional brochure, and will bring together conservative activists from around the world. The meeting is funded in part by Vladimir Yakunin, head of Russia’s railroads monopoly and a close ally of President Vladimir Putin and supporter of the Russian Orthodox Church.

The Family Research Council attracts the big players in conservative politics — Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, Rand Paul, Mark Rubio, and more spoke at the Value Voters Summit, put on by the FRC last fall.

list of speakers

If being funded by a close ally of Putin isn’t enough to justify “pallin’ around”, but sitting on a board was, then Republicans might want to stop making such accusations.

On Saturday, October 4, 2012, the Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin said Obama is someone “who sees America, it seems, as being so imperfect that he’s palling around with terrorists who would target their own country.”

She said this in reference to university professors William Ayers, who was a radical in the 1960s. Obama was born in August of 1961. CNN pointed out, “Beginning in 1995, Ayers and Obama worked with the non-profit Chicago Annenberg Challenge on a huge school improvement project.” Oh, such a terrorist.

Also, both were “board members on the Woods Fund, a charitable foundation that gave money to various causes, including the Trinity United Church that Obama attended…” CNN concluded, “CNN’s review of project records found nothing to suggest anything inappropriate in the volunteer projects in which the two men were involved.” Their verdict was a big old “false” for Palin, noting that neither man was currently engaged in terrorist activity.

We can’t say the same of Putin. But it’s okay for conservatives to take money from a close Putin ally, while at the same time calling Obama weak for not nuking Putin. This is what happens when your number predominant values are hate, opposition and resistance to change.

Buzzfeed quoted Don Feder, the conservative World Congress of Families’ communication director, who thinks that Obama has weakened our military because of the gays. He wrote quite an essay working to justify, exonerate and extol Putin’s behavior, as well he should since Putin is behaving a lot like George W Bush.

I for one am glad to see conservatives just admitting that they want this kind of “leadership” and see it as “freedom”. In this essay in the American Thinker (you couldn’t make this stuff up), Feder’s headline is, “Putin Doesn’t Threaten Our National Security, Obama Does.” He is very disappointed that Obama is out invading countries on a whim. BAD OBAMA.

For this transgression apparently, the allegedly (not factually) pro-life Olympics will still take place in Moscow, where they really value life as much as conservatives do — which is to say, only if you agree with them. Sorta jumping that old American patriot shark there, but hey. At least it’s out in the open now.

In reality, the most effective way to reduce abortion rates it to provide contraception and family planning education. Conservatives are against both. The abortion rate has dropped considerably under President Obama, because a real culture of life deals with hard issues like unwanted pregnancy realistically in order to actually address the causes rather than use unwanted pregnancy as a way to punish women for having bodies that get pregnant.

A pro-life gathering in Moscow and wishing Putin were running America – this is what American conservatives have come to.

24 Replies to “Pallin’ Around With Putin: Conservatives Jump the Patriot Shark With Moscow Pro-Life Summit”

  1. After reading this article I waw going to commentnbut you will have to excuse me as I have to go be sick now…

  2. The conservatives are sinking deeper and deeper into the cesspool of insanity. What makes them look even crazier is that on one hand they praise Putin and on the other, they lambast this president for not going to war with him. Simple Sarah probably spoke for a number of them when she talked about nuking Russia. I really wish they could be expatriates living in the country they love so well. They embrace fascism anyway, so they should feel right at home there.

  3. Darth Cheney thinks Obama should consider military action – I would sy before any military action taken in the future who ever is in the White House there should be a draft with no exemptions, like Cheney got – 5 of them.

    Now when asked about benefits for those who served and are disabled the rethug reply is – they volunteered!

  4. GOOD read! Just short of “Whew, I need a cigarette,” but you’re getting there, Sara Jones, just a touch more acid, the word kind, ought to get us there.

  5. Let them hold their conference. Getting out of the country is good for them. Then place them all on a ‘no-fly’ list. They can sit in the Moscow airport for a few weeks.

  6. Cheney’s great love of going to war wouldn’t have anything to do with Halliburton making big bucks during wars. Naw, ;-)

  7. So a RAILROAD MONOPOLY finances an allegedly “Pro-Life” international summit in Moscow, hmmmmm . . .

    Maybe, in newly arable tundra, we’ll find out how much worse a Russian version of “Libertarian” exploitation of poor/disadvantaged workers, and their burgeoning families, is than any other versions of disaster capitalism at that level . . . ?

    Watch for the tv reality series to follow. What do you think the title will be?

  8. gop has jumped all sea creature.

    gop will be around as long as the msm (corp am) treats them as viable.

  9. Knowing all along these so called two faced teabaggers are actually want-a- be communist, impeach everyone of these treasonist so called putin loving political un- american participates. What has this country lowered itself into. Someone has to speak out against this brainless political mindset. They are trying to overtake the country.

  10. Let ’em go….maybe they’ll never be heard from again.
    Blatant traitorism….is that a word?…well, it should be.

  11. What do you want to bet that many of them will back out of this trip at the last minute with made-up excuses, because they really DO NOT LIKE Russia but pretend to just because they hate Obama?

    Deep inside, they know that traveling to Putin’s Russia is not safe or advisable. Many people chose not to go to Sochi for that same reason, and now the danger is a thousand times worse.

  12. I wonder how much unease republican voters will feel being forced to suck up to Putin? If they dont feel any, that says a great deal about their intelligence and allegiance to this country

  13. Maybe Rmoney’s “without question our number one geopolitical foe” was a premonition of the inner turmoil among the far-right lemmings.

  14. I hope they all go and if we are lucky they will be detained there indefinitely. Since they love Putin so much, he is welcome to them. They would not be missed here.

  15. See The Daily Show’s Jason Jones’ Better Off Red video.

    Illustrates what Russia believes in is the same as what the new Republicans believe in: income inequality, using immigration for cheap labor, and corporations forcing workers to participate in religious studies. Did you see how the workers are treated in Russia during the Olympics? Small tiny dirty trailers with 6 to a trailer and they were behind in getting paid.

    I am hoping that these ‘pro-life’ Republicans love Russia so much, they stay there. The video is a great demonstration on the kind of world today’s Republicans envision.

    Can you imagine if there was a Republican president and the Democrats acted in such a disgraceful traitorous way? Republicans would be calling for those Democrats heads.

  16. For those who agree that Obama is more a threat to our national security than Putin and all the other insane crap this article is speaking to as it pertains to America’s right-wing. I have but one thing to ask you …

    How’s that flag feel wrapped around you? Nice and snug I hope.

  17. First, this idiots want us to bomb Russia. Now, there are holding their anti-choice rally there!

    Can’t they make up their freakin’ minds?

    Not only does this tread on treason; it completely contradictory.

  18. LMAO, anyone remember those lunatics from Westboro church who were going to Africa to protest Nelson Mandela’s funeral?? Now heres yet another “talking tough while being republican moment!” republicans are typically the BIGGEST cry babies/ wanna be tough guys on Earth!! just like that church of FOOLS in Westboro, it’s just more fake bravado!! the party of angry, OLD, white people are america’s laughing stock!

  19. I agree. Nuke the hell out of them. Only wait about 15 minutes to get everybody seated, then hit that center with everything we got. Part of the problem solved.

  20. I agree with you Robyn, Then they could have a taste of what they want for America – Bet they won’t like it. But here’s hoping anyway!! Mr. Putin, you may keep them and thank you very much…

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