Yesterday the liberal New Republic declared that Mitt Romney was right when it comes to Russia being the biggest geopolitical foe of the United States. Romney also said that China would be there right alongside Russia, and he was right about that, too. Obama mocked him saying the Cold War is over. Does he still think that?
The president who mocked his presidential foe in 2012 for saying Russia was our greatest geopolitical threat now watches as China backs Moscow as it reclaims a province of its lost empire.
As it turns out, 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was right, too, when in the third presidential debate President Obama ridiculed him for listing, in response to a question, the Russia of Vladimir Putin as our number one strategic geopolitical threat.
“You said Russia. Not al-Qaida. You said Russia,” Obama rebuked him regarding our biggest threats. “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because … the Cold War’s been over for 20 years,” said the president who promised the Russians more flexibility as he disarmed the United States.
If the Cold War was over, somebody forgot to tell Moscow, for their belligerence towards Ukraine is straight out of the playbook of Nikita Khrushchev and Leonid Brezhnev. … (Read More)
There’s no doubt that Putin was paying attention to American politics in 2012, and he must have savored this moment. He probably still watches it, just for the sake of good times.
It’s shameful how little the commander in chief knew about world affairs as he was running for a second term, and how he was backed up by the media for his abject failure on foreign policy. Then they quickly turned the conversation to Big Bird.
Here’s another montage of the Democrats and media mocking Mitt Romney for identifying Russia as a bad actor in the world. I don’t think we can get enough of these at this point.
They aren’t so smug now, are they?