Well known for their lively sense of humor, Russians haven’t been slow to scorn and mock President Obama, comparing him unfavorably to Vladmir Putin.
Lately, this has spread to Syria, where a popular Russian phrase, Obama is a Schmoe, appeared on the runway at Latakkia.
But that’s not all. The US President has also appeared on cutting boards as part of a family of monkeys, and even featured in one town’s drive for greater cleanliness, in a poster accusing Obama of being an “unwashed chimney sweep.”
One Russian company even dedicated a line of ice cream to the US Commander in Chief, “Chocolate and Vanilla.” With rainbows.
Is this simple racism on Russia’s part? Or is there something about Barack that doesn’t inspire respect.
Surely not. That would be, you know, inconceivable.