VIA| Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama enter an arm-wrestling competition.

Who wins?

Sad, I know.

Putin makes Obama look like he knows nothing about how the world works when it comes to foreign affairs, and his take on global warming will have conservatives everywhere nodding their heads in agreement.

From Daily Caller:

Russian President Vladimir Putin believes global warming is a “fraud” — a plot to keep Russia from using its vast oil and natural gas reserves.

Putin believes “there is no global warming, that this is a fraud to restrain the industrial development of several countries, including Russia,” Stanislav Belkovsky, a political analyst and Putin critic, told The New York Times.

Putin has been casting doubt on man-made global warming since the early 2000s, according to the Times. In 2003, Putin told an international climate conference warming would allow Russians to “spend less on fur coats,” adding that “agricultural specialists say our grain production will increase, and thank God for that.”

Putin’s comments likely came after his staff “did very, very extensive work trying to understand all sides of the climate debate,” according to Andrey Illarionov, Putin’s former senior economic adviser, who’s now a senior fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute.

“We found that, while climate change does exist, it is cyclical, and the anthropogenic role is very limited,” Illarionov said. “It became clear that the climate is a complicated system and that, so far, the evidence presented for the need to ‘fight’ global warming was rather unfounded.”

So, what I’m gathering here is that the President of Russia is more honest about the issue of global warming than the man who claimed his administration would be the “most transparent in history?”

How does that work?

Why Obama and the political Left won’t admit that global warming is merely a campaign tool in order to scare the uninformed is baffling, but it goes to show that there really is no low for them.

I guess communists have more common sense than socialists.

Feels weird defending Putin, but when you’re right, you’re right.