Flashback: Obama, Kerry ridiculed Romney over Russia

posted at 6:01 pm on March 3, 2014 by Guy Benson

Now seems like a reasonable moment to recall these zingers, which Democrats and the media thought were terribly clever in 2012. Mitt Romney’s clear-eyed assessment of Vladimir Putin’s Russia is looking more spot-on accurate than ever, yet it was greeted at the time with widespread ridicule. Barack Obama, in the final presidential debate:

“A few months ago when you were asked what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia…the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.”

John Kerry at the DNC:

“…but not Mitt Romney. He’s even blurted out the preposterous notion that Russia is our ‘number one geopolitical foe.’ Folks: Sarah Palin said she could see Russia from Alaska; Mitt Romney talks like he’s only seen Russia by watching Rocky IV.”



I’ll close by revisiting a Gallup poll that seems significantly more relevant today than it did when it was released just one week ago:

Who’s laughing now?

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This is a post about Romney being right, and Obama being wrong. And yet, Palinistas are here to say, “But Sarah was right too!” It just reeks of an inferiority complex.

GOPRanknFile on March 3, 2014 at 9:59 PM

“Inferiority complex”? This Romney thread, like most Romney threads, is about to wheeze its way into oblivion with probably just a tad over 100 comments. I would think it’s the Mittbots-in-rehab who have the perpetual inferiority complex.

She has said a lot of things, both accurate and idiotic (as is true of most politicians).

I really can’t think of very many “idiotic” things she’s said.

If I wanted to hear about only Palin, I would go to the sites that are devoted to her.

Who said anything about “only Palin”? We can turn that around and say that if I want to read ONLY about Romney, I can go to the sites devoted to him…if there are any.

The only people that believe that there’s a “she-who-shall-not-be-named” policy are who ones that are obsessed with her. For people who aren’t fans of hers, they believe that there’s just too much of her. Funny how that works, huh?

GOPRanknFile on March 3, 2014 at 9:47 PM

At this site, I’d wager there are more “fans” than “non-fans”. And yeah, there is a “she-who-shall-not-be-named” policy here. It’s obvious I guess to all but the most abject Mittbots-in-rehab.

ddrintn on March 4, 2014 at 5:32 PM

There is no expectation of this administration admitting any “truth” on the part of Romney…or Palin.

Of course, apparently there is no chance that any of those in the main stream media will mention it either…a bit embarassing, I guess.

Considering how much they take the Progressive Liberal side in all things, including ignoring news stories that are the least bit embarassing, one wonders how they really still qualify for that “Freedom of the Press” thing…and avoid liability for libel.

TKPedersen42 on March 4, 2014 at 7:22 PM