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Touré: If GOP Loves Putin So Much, Why Don’t They Nominate Him in 2016?

Touré taunted Republicans a bit on The Cycle Friday, sardonically making the case that since they’ve been praising Vladimir Putin to spite President Obama, they might as well take it to the logical conclusion of nominating Putin to be their 2016 presidential nominee. Why would the GOP go for Putin? Because, Touré argued, they love “guys who are decisive, unblinking, and authoritarian.”

He kept framing Putin’s actions as the stuff conservative dreams are made of, saying, “Putin is undeniably tough, decisive, quick-thinking, a leader who drills for oil, rules for as long as he wants, is relentlessly rough on the gays, and annexes countries at will.”

Touré broke into the satire for a brief moment to ask how patriotic Republicans can be if they’re “drooling over another nation’s leader amidst a conflict with that nation.” He suggested if they “love him so much,” the GOP might as well let Putin “throw his ushanka in the ring.”

He even gave them a slogan idea: “Putin 2016: So Manly He Makes Republicans Look Like Democrats.”

Watch the video below, via MSNBC:

[h/t Twitchy]
[photo via screengrab]

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