Yes, Russia violates human rights, inside and outside Russia. The information is publically available - yes, I admit this.
The "pissing outside the tent" rhetoric is easy but Russia is not a man - but Putin is. Does the US want Putin inside the tent pissing out or outside the tent pissing in?
You think the response should be to "work with Russia"? - in some way, yes.
What on earth does that even mean - it would mean sharing common goals in Syria; backing Assad and wiping out terrorists. It would also mean accepting that Crimea is now part of Russia.
PS - what good did Obama being unfriendly to Russia do when Putin was taking Crimea? What good did the EU and NATO do when Putin was taking Crimea?
PPS - and still a refusal to address the left's hypocrisy when it condemns Putin for his treatment of gays, whilst it cosies up to an ideology that treats gays much, much worse.