A Tale of Two Leaders:
Address Their Rivals

Putin isn’t well-read. Apparently, Czar Putin missed reading The Epic of Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh wanted to be remembered after he died. However, he wasted a lot of time looking for immortality and failed. Gilgamesh’s mantra was, “Forget death and seek life.”

Equally obvious, Czar Putin hasn’t read Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin. She wrote about Lincoln running against three rivals for the nomination as the Republican candidate for the presidency in 1860. Lincoln was a nobody from Illinois. Nevertheless, he beat three other well-known Republicans as the party’s choice for the President of the United States, which he won.

When Lincoln became the president, he asked his rivals to serve in his administration. William Seward became the Secretary of State, Salmon Chase became the Secretary of the Treasury, and Edward Bates became Attorney General.

That is the backstory. Putin needs to feel the accolades of those in his administration. However, the numbers have dwindled down to a precious few. The following are three different groups in Putin’s government that met with after the invasion of Ukraine.

Putin has a piece of paper but no pen.

Putin has both paper and pen.

Putin has two pieces of paper and a pen.

These photos demonstrate the difference between the two, Lincoln and Putin. Lincoln wanted various opinions, options, concerns, and ideas. As the president, Lincoln needed their varying mindsets.

Putin wanted yes-men, who provided him needed accolades. The Diminutive Czar Putin is reaping the whirlwind due to his leadership insecurity. He compares himself and Russia to other leaders and countries. When someone opposes Putin, that person is sent to the gulags. Alexei Navalny is a recent example of this.

Alexei Navalny

Nevertheless, Czar Putin is a poster child for losers.

“I’m the Diminutive Czar Putin, the ruler of all Russia….”

Can you name one of Putin’s acolytes in America? That person and Putin are both narcissistic losers? The room is closing in upon Putin. Putin’s version of Dr. Evil’s Mini-Me’s room has been closing in upon him since January 6, 2021.

Trump and Putin

This video is Mini-Me’s tribute to the savvy, genius, and peacekeeper of Dr. Evil.

Lincoln gathered his rivals together and formed a government that endured the worst war America has ever faced. They worked together as a team of rivals, helping each other.

Team of rivals