(CNN) -- While hosting CNN's Crossfire this week, I said: "Republicans are practically cheering for Vladimir Putin today. He's given them a new excuse to bash President Obama."
Comment: Bit sensational, and facetious.
I pointed out that Republicans have been slamming Obama for his handling of the Ukraine crisis even though I have not heard a single, specific way in which they would handle the situation differently. No new ideas, just new insults.
Comment: No they are acting like moneys in a zoo throwing faeces at the tour guide while he pontificates to a gaggle of 1st graders. ( Psst. You're one of them. )
The howls came quickly, and my assertion has been repeatedlyattacked and mischaracterized. But the evidence to support it is, troublingly, everywhere.
Comment: Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
I'm not saying Republicans are pro-Putin or that they want him to invade Ukraine. But they certainly have - conveniently, even gleefully -- found a good way to put Putin's actions to political use at home. Just listen to former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Monday: "Putin decides what he wants to do and he does it in half a day... he makes a decision and he executes it. Quickly. Then everybody reacts. That's what you call a leader."
Comment: You know a man is good when even the insults from his enemies are a kind of praise.
And Sarah Palin: "People are looking at Putin as one who wrestles bears and drills for oil; they look at our President as one who wears mom jeans and equivocates and bloviates."
Comment: Sounds like someone has been reading the Thesaurus. Easy way to tell when an idiot tries to look smart: They suddenly use obscure words as if they always have.