The left likes to use guilt by association when demonizing their enemies.
Nice try, Tony DiStefano in your March 20 column “A tale of three bullies,” but it won’t work. Neither Darrell Issa nor Chris Christie are bullies, but putting them on a list with Putin is lame at best, shameful at worst. Vladimir Putin is a murderous thug, a former KGB agent. Putin assassinates his enemies, throws them in jail or makes them simply disappear. Putin uses military action to seize an independent country, he assists Iran in developing nuclear weapons, he props up petty dictators who murder their own people. Putin is far from being a bully – he is a dictator in the truest sense of the word.
Christie conducted an investigation of his staff, then fired the individuals responsible (something Obama has yet to do in his administration). All Issa did was shut off the microphone of an obnoxious, confrontational congressman after a hearing was properly adjourned. Hardly bullying by either man, I’d say. However, it’s good that DiStefano acknowledges that Obama is a weak dictator, but some clarification is required. Obama is weak, in the sense that foreign leaders such as Putin roll over him like a mack truck rolls over road kill.
However, we have seen that Obama is a strong dictator at home when it comes to using the IRS, Justice Department, EPA, FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (the list goes on) to attack his domestic opponents. In the spirit of fair play, here is my dictator list: Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Castro, Chavez, Obama. Hmmm ... I like my list better.