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Good one MS A ... I kind a take to hummers and humus-like waste on the topic on top'D IHCs!
Not the first, won't be the last. He will die in office, I am fairly sure, unless some health issue forces him out earlier. I think he actually allows them to some extent to preserve some illusion of democracy. Police have declared them illegal and made multiple arrests, including Navalny's partner.And Russia is now having large demonstrations to oust Putin.
The problem is, even Hitler had a high “approval rating”. Putin’s high approval rating doesn’t make him less callous and corrupt, unfortunately.Not the first, won't be the last. He will die in office, I am fairly sure, unless some health issue forces him out earlier. I think he actually allows them to some extent to preserve some illusion of democracy. Police have declared them illegal and made multiple arrests, including Navalny's partner.
The thing to keep in mind with Putin is that a non-insignificant percentage of Russians credit him for reviving the country's economy after it slumped badly following the end of the Soviet Union. I would be be willing to bet (though getting a properly done poll would probably be difficult) that Putin has a higher approval rating than Trump ever did.
Same here. Because he’s a malignant narcissist (not just some rich guy with a big ego and a modicum of conscience and maturity), that means he’s likely never, ever, going to get over losing, and he’s likely going to keep on being destructive and vindictive in some manner - while positioning himself as unfairly treated. Somebody who lost 60 court cases, including rulings by some of his own appointed judges - and is a malignant narcissist who egged on an insurrection - obviously feels he has some grievances ongoing in his own mind. To him, the more cases he lost, the more unfair it was - because it’s all about him. The world revolves around him - he can only conceive of what’s good or bad for him. He also has a slavishly devoted base of bullies who believe that too, who are sticking with him. We’re going to have to put up with hearing about him (or from him - his office of the former POTUS will probably get new social media accounts) and his loyalists for awhile yet, I think. I hope I’m wrong. He‘s not going just retire and play golf, though, unfortunately. He’s just indicated that he‘s still going to play politics.I worry about him becoming a martyr.