Folks, I hate to say it, but it looks like Vladamir Putin might be more popular in Russia than Joe Biden is popular in the United States.
While the Biden administration attempts to make Putin an outcast, it appears that Putin is as popular as ever in Russia.
The crowd was larger than any crowd that Joe Biden has ever attracted.
Joe Biden could hardly fill a high school stadium during a campaign.
In fact, there were numerous appearances when fewer than a dozen people showed up.
But despite being criticized by the West, Putin was able to draw tens of thousands of adoring Russians to his pro-war rally.
Of course, this is NOT to say that I or anyone supports (or should support) Putin.
That is not the point.
Rather, the point is to show how weak of a leader Joe Biden is.
People want to see a strong leader.
Even if we don’t agree with Putin, the Russian people clearly like him because of his strength.
But Joe Biden has no strength.
And that’s why the American public is turning away from him.
And unfortunately, that’s why the world appears to be turning away from America.
More details below:
Russian President Vladimir Putin has hailed the country's "special operation" in Ukraine at a rally marking the anniversary of the 2014 annexation of Crimea.
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 18, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin made an appearance at a rally marking the eighth anniversary of the annexation on the Crimean Peninsula in Moscow on Friday. He said the war in Ukraine is a way to free people "suffering" in the Donbas region.
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) March 18, 2022
Western media was SHOCKED at the size of the rally.
Can you imagine any politician currently in office capable of drawing such a crowd?
Here’s how ABC News covered Putin’s massive rally:
Vladimir Putin appeared at a huge flag-waving rally at a packed Moscow stadium Friday and lavished praise on his troops fighting in Ukraine, three weeks into the invasion that has led to heavier-than-expected Russian losses on the battlefield and increasingly authoritarian rule at home.
Meanwhile, the leader of Russia’s delegation in diplomatic talks with Ukraine said the sides have narrowed their differences. The Ukrainian side said its position remained unchanged.
The Moscow rally came as Russian troops continued to rain lethal fire on Ukrainian cities, including the capital, Kyiv, and pounded an aircraft repair installation on the outskirts of Lviv, close to the Polish border.
“Shoulder to shoulder, they help and support each other,” the Russian president said of the Kremlin’s forces in a rare public appearance since the start of the war. “We have not had unity like this for a long time,” he added to cheers from the crowd.
The show of support amid a burst of antiwar protests inside Russia led to allegations in some quarters that the rally — held officially to mark the eighth anniversary of Russia’s annexation of Crimea, which was seized from Ukraine — was a manufactured display of patriotism.
Several Telegram channels critical of the Kremlin reported that students and employees of state institutions in a number of regions were ordered by their superiors to attend rallies and concerts marking the anniversary. Those reports could not be independently verified.
Moscow police said more than 200,000 people were in and around the Luzhniki stadium. The event included patriotic songs, including a performance of “Made in the U.S.S.R.,” with the opening lines “Ukraine and Crimea, Belarus and Moldova, it’s all my country.”
Seeking to portray the war as just, Putin paraphrased the Bible to say of Russia’s troops: “There is no greater love than giving up one’s soul for one’s friends.”
Taking to the stage where a sign read “For a world without Nazism,” he railed against his foes in Ukraine as “neo-Nazis” and continued to insist his actions were necessary to prevent “genocide” — a claim flatly denied by leaders around the globe.
Video feeds of the event cut out a times but showed a loudly cheering crowd that broke into chants of “Russia!”
This appears to suggest that Putin remains hugely popular in Russia.
The fact that that many people showed up at a Rally, cheered Putin, and publicly supported the war tells us that the Russian people appear to support Putin.
While the media is claiming that our sanctions are turning the Russian people against Putin, the rally suggests otherwise.
PRO WAR RALLY IN MOSCOW, PUTIN PRESIDING
— The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) March 18, 2022
UPDATE: Just now going through Putin’s rally today, and yep… we’re in crazy town.
Putin: “Freeing people from genocide is the reason, motive & goal of the military operation…”Then Putin quotes the Bible: "There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends." pic.twitter.com/GbapObrJU0
— Tim McMillan (@LtTimMcMillan) March 18, 2022
Putin addressing huge pro-war rally in Moscow.
He again falsely claims “genocide” was being committed in eastern Ukraine and says preventing it is the “main goal” of Russia’s military operation. pic.twitter.com/qx4GSn3c50
— Patrick Reevell (@Reevellp) March 18, 2022
There are rumors that Putin has cancer or is dying.
Have you seen those?
The rumors suggest that Putin is only being aggressive because he is actually really weak.
But would a weak person be able to hold a rally and speak to a crowd that large.
Do you think Joe Biden could speak to a crowd that large?
And do you think that a crowd that large would CHEER Joe Biden?
I think we all know the answer to that.
Market Watch also confirms Putin’s massive rally:
Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared at a huge flag-waving rally at a Moscow stadium and praised his country’s troops Friday as they pressed their lethal attacks on Ukrainian cities with shelling and missiles.
“Shoulder to shoulder, they help and support each other,” Putin said in a rare public appearance since the invasion three weeks ago that made Russia an outcast among nations. “We have not had unity like this for a long time,” he added to cheers from the crowd.
Moscow police said more than 200,000 people were in and around the Luzhniki stadium for the celebration marking the eighth anniversary of Russia’s annexation of the Crimean peninsula, seized from Ukraine.
The event included well-known singer Oleg Gazmanov singing “Made in the U.S.S.R.,” with the opening lines “Ukraine and Crimea, Belarus and Moldova, it’s all my country.”
Seeking to portray the war as a just one and commend Russia’s troops, Putin paraphrased the Bible to say, “There is no greater love than giving up one’s soul for one’s friends.” And he continued to insist his actions were necessary to prevent “genocide,” a claim flatly denied by leaders around the globe.
Standing on stage in a white turtleneck and a blue down jacket, Putin spoke for about five minutes. Some people, including presenters at the event, wore T-shirts or jackets with a “Z” — a symbol seen on Russian tanks and military vehicles in Ukraine and embraced by supporters of the war.
It’s sad to see apparent weakness in the White House.
Obviously, rallies aren’t everything.
But a rally represents your strength as a leader and a politician.
It also represents whether or not you have the support of your people.
And well, even today, I doubt that Joe Biden could even fill a high school stadium.