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As for the Obama-Putin comment, it's one thing to try to defend Obama's effectiveness as a leader. I think that's an awfully tough case to make, but I guess you can give it a shot if you want to try. (Seems to me Obama is the one who lets Putin do whatever he wants, but never mind.) But Hillary doesn't even attempt to do that here. She simply asserts that because Trump's assessment of "our American commander in chief" was thumbs-down vis-a-vis his Russian counterpart, Trump is "unpatriotic."
Hillary calls that "scary." I'd say that when someone wants to be president, and calls it "unpatriotic" to render a negative verdict about the effectiveness of an American president, the word "scary" ought to be applied a little differently.
“I'm sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we're Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.”
― Hillary Rodham Clinton
But Hillary doesn't even attempt to do that here. She simply asserts that because Trump's assessment of "our American commander in chief" was thumbs-down vis-a-vis his Russian counterpart, Trump is "unpatriotic."
"Bizarrely once again, he praised Russia's strongman Vladimir Putin, even taking the astonishing step of suggesting that he prefers the Russian president to our American president," Clinton said. "Now that is not just unpatriotic and insulting to the people of our country as well as to our commander-in-chief. It is scary because it suggests he will let Putin do whatever Putin wants to do."
He thinks a man who has had journalists assassinated, locked up dissidents and through unparalleled cronyism has amassed a fortune that is likely orders of magnitude larger than Trump's get's a frickin' A+ and is preferable to Obama?