Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), House Intelligence Committee Chairman, appeared on Meet the Press with David Gregory and expressed grave concern over what Russia’s Vladimir Putin is doing in the Ukraine, at one point saying, “He goes to bed at night thinking of Peter the Great and he wakes up thinking of Stalin.” While there is plenty of evidence to suggest Rogers may be right about Putin’s feelings toward Stalin, he and others continue to ignore another leader who was likely taught to think highly of Stalin – Barack Obama.
In 1975, when Putin was joining the KGB, a Stalinist and member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) by the name of Frank Marshall Davis was mentoring a young Barack Obama.
U.S. politicians twist themselves into pretzels to avoid being overly critical of the President. They will bemoan what they perceive as incompetence, naivete, and weakness while ignoring – at least publicly – the possibility that he is none of those things. Men don’t become Presidents by being stupid. Politicians like Rogers very much risk underestimating the president. Conversely, overestimating an opponent tends to carry much less risk.
Here is Rogers on MTP, (h/t Breitbart):