Politico: How does Hillary explain Ukraine?

posted at 10:01 am on March 4, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

We are only five days or so into the Russian invasion of Crimea, so the most acute question is still how the Obama administration explains its policies in its wake.  So far, the response has been muddled, weak, and disconnected from American allies in Europe. However, with American politics being what they are, the question of Hillary Clinton’s ambitions in 2016 and the foreign policy she quarterbacked for Barack Obama — called a “fantasy” by none other than the Washington Post — would arise sooner or later.

Sooner:

[A]s President Barack Obama grapples to resolve the expanding crisis in Ukraine, the situation underscores Clinton’s dilemma as she looks toward a potential presidential run in 2016: Separating from the White House is a very difficult proposition, if it’s possible at all.

As secretary of state through Obama’s first term, Clinton was in many ways the face of the administration’s “reset” policy with Russia, an effort to establish a new relationship that focused heavily on fostering the relationship with then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

The administration’s allies argue that some positives emerged from the reset, and that trouble began with Vladimir Putin’s returned to the Russian presidency in 2012. Skeptics of the “reset” believe Putin never actually left the stage.

Either way, the conflict is another instance in which Clinton is tethered to the administration’s decisions heading into 2016 — more so than any other Democrat, with the possible exception of Vice President Joe Biden, who would be a heavy underdog against Clinton.

The “reset” button (which was mistranslated at State and actually read “overcharge) assumed that the issues between the US and Russia came from George W. Bush’s arrogance and hostility toward Moscow, and that talking sweet would fix the entire relationship. This approach came after Vladimir Putin had invaded Georgia and seized South Ossetia and Abkhazia, which should have stripped all illusions from anyone paying attention to Putin’s clear desire to rebuild the empire lost in 1989, as Putin himself lamented in 2005.

So far, Team Clinton wants to spin the question as a failure in the final year of her term at State — which probably won’t do as much as they hope. Maggie Haberman writes that Clinton’s team wants people to think that she had little to do with the formation of that “reset” policy, but that she just took orders from Obama. Even at that, though, Clinton will try to claim credit for forcing Putin out of the presidency, and that the problem arose after his return in 2012:

P.J. Crowley, the assistant secretary for public affairs during Clinton’s tenure, argued that the reset not only worked but also helped lay the groundwork for improving negotiations on Mideast issues while Medvedev was in power.

“The reset died when Putin returned to the presidency, and obviously it’s been a prickly and now deteriorating relationship in light of recent events,” said Crowley, adding that Obama’s reset perspective was the result of an inherited situation when Russia invaded Georgia in 2008.

That’s a laughable load of effluvium. Putin never left power; he just installed Medvedev into the presidency for show while he wielded power from the position of Prime Minister. Surely no one at State could have been that naïve and clueless to have bought that kabuki-theater move?

Er …

One senior Obama administration official called Vladimir Putin’s actions in the Ukraine “outrageous.” A second described them as an “outlaw act.” A third said his brazen use of military force harked back to a past century.

“What we see here are distinctly 19th and 20th century decisions made by President Putin,” said the official who spoke on condition of anonymity to a group of reporters. “But what he needs to understand is that in terms of his economy, he lives in the 21st century world, an interdependent world.”

James Jeffrey, a retired career U.S. diplomat, said that view of Putin’s mindset cripples the United States’ response to the Russian leader. The issue is not that Putin fails to grasp the promise of western-style democratic capitalism. It is that he and other American rivals flatly reject it.

“All of us that have been in the last four administrations have drunk the Kool-Aid,” Jeffrey said, referring to the belief that they could talk Putin into seeing the western system as beneficial. “‘If they would just understand that it can be a win-win, if we can only convince them’ – Putin doesn’t see it,” Jeffrey said. “The Chinese don’t see it. And I think the Iranians don’t see it.”

How does Hillary explain Ukraine? Don’t expect her to do so. Instead, she’ll spin yarns about how she faced down Putin and Sergei Lavrov, armed with nothing but a mistranslated reset button, and shift responsibility back to Obama while still hailing her four years at State as evidence of her ability to lead. The real question will be how well the media will carry water for that narrative.


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The same way she explains Benghazi.

Oil Can on March 4, 2014 at 10:01 AM

Blame Bush.

AZCoyote on March 4, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Blame David Soul, that’s how.

Bishop on March 4, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Who cares so long as she pronounces it cool like Pockeystahn.

rogerb on March 4, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Who cares so long as she pronounces it cool like Pockeystahn.

rogerb on March 4, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Homophobe. I hate you.

Bishop on March 4, 2014 at 10:06 AM

/shrill…. What difference, at this point, does it make?

RedManBlueState on March 4, 2014 at 10:06 AM

Great “reset” … Hillary Lewinsky looks like the incompetent, overrated, womyn she is …

Hey, let’s put the woman who allowed Benghazi, Egypt to fall to the Muslim brotherhood, Russia and China to get all expansionist, and our allies to distrust us into the White House. Sounds like a plan!

Whitey Ford on March 4, 2014 at 10:09 AM

The “reset” button (which was mistranslated at State and actually read “overcharge

Don’t they have anyone who actually knows Russian over at State?If it were an isolated incident it could laughed away as a one off incident. But there’s a pattern of incompetence that seems to have crept up the last few years. It’s either laziness or something more sinister.

rbj on March 4, 2014 at 10:10 AM

P.J. Crowley

Now there’s a credible source for information.

GarandFan on March 4, 2014 at 10:10 AM

The ‘media’ will carry buckets of putrid water for this retread tool. But, at this point, “What difference does it make?” Lefty lemmings and low info idjits will vote for this cross dresser just because they recognize he name. Fasten yer seat belts; it’s gonna be a bumpy ride!

vnvet on March 4, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Who cares…she’s the bestest..or something…

ToddPA on March 4, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Can’t be said enough:

“What difference at this point does it make?”

//

coldwarrior on March 4, 2014 at 10:14 AM

The real question will be how well the media will carry water for that narrative.

As usual, they’ll carry it in their bladders so they can pi$$ all over us.

Josiah on March 4, 2014 at 10:15 AM

All she will have to do is cry.

Mord on March 4, 2014 at 10:16 AM

I don’t care how she spins it…that picture of her cackling while holding the “reset” button is campaign ad gold. If the Repubs don’t run with that one they are idiots. Oh, wait…

trapeze on March 4, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Don’t they have anyone who actually knows Russian over at State?

rbj on March 4, 2014 at 10:10 AM

They’re Dems. Overcharge is just one of those words that comes naturally.

State has long required a massive reform. John Bolton would have been a perfect guy to come in and clear out the resident communists, socialists, and others lurking in the high levels of the career foreign service officer corps. This administration’s appointment of ambassadors based on fundraising ability who have done everything from simple mismanagment, to solicitation of prostitutes in a public park, to whatever the hell Carolyn Kennedy is doing in Japan has been a joke.

And now, with Ukraine, Obama’s lack of commitment to foreign policy is coming home to roost.

Happy Nomad on March 4, 2014 at 10:17 AM

How does Hillary explain Ukraine?

…the batteries were dead in the Reset Button. She used them in her “personal massage device”.

Wyznowski on March 4, 2014 at 10:17 AM

Blame Bush.

AZCoyote on March 4, 2014 at 10:03 AM

Blaming the previous office holder only works if he was a Republican. Kerry can’t blame Hillary Clinton without using surrogates.

Fenris on March 4, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Senior moment…?

JohnGalt23 on March 4, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Don’t they have anyone who actually knows Russian over at State?

rbj on March 4, 2014 at 10:10 AM

No, they do speak Austrian though.

Bishop on March 4, 2014 at 10:19 AM

How does Hillary explain Ukraine?

The only “reset” button Hillary has ever had any actual familiarity with is on her Vibromatic HD.

M240H on March 4, 2014 at 10:21 AM

“He said that a referendum on independence from Ukraine scheduled for March 30 would likely be held sooner, but he offered no details. He said that he had not been in contact with Viktor F. Yanukovych, the ousted president of Ukraine who fled to Russia but has said he plans to return.

Mr. Aksyonov said that Crimean armed forces were now in a position to ensure the security of the peninsula on their own but that military officials were working with commanders of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, which is based in Sevastopol under a long-term lease.

“We are coordinating our activists with the Black Sea Fleet,” he said. “But as of today we are in a position to ensure our own security,”

Mr. Aksyonov appealed to President Vladimir V. Putin for help in assuring the security of Crimea and Mr. Putin promptly received authorization from the Russian Parliament to use military force.

Crimea, which has enjoyed a large degree of autonomy since shortly after Ukraine gained its independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union, is heavily pro-Russia, and feels close cultural ties to Russia. The majority of people in the peninsula identify themselves as ethnically Russian, with ethnic Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars the largest minority groups.

Mr. Aksyonov, at his news conference, said the threat from the new government and its supporters in Kiev was real. “Only the blind do not see that we were threatened during the three months of conflict in Maidan,” he said, referring to Independence Square, the main protest site in Kiev. “Russians were regularly threatened with physical harm….”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/05/world/europe/crimea-ukraine-russia.html?hp&_r=1

workingclass artist on March 4, 2014 at 10:21 AM

How does Hillary explain Ukraine?

В этот момент … Что это меняет??

At this point…What difference does it make?

workingclass artist on March 4, 2014 at 10:26 AM

Since wise elder stateswoman approach seems to be failing her (after all there are only so many rugs you can sweep stuff under) Chelsea needs to get preggo and pop out a couple kiddos real quick. Or maybe they could pick out several Ukrainian orphans to adopt.

Perhaps the wise elder family matriarchal approach is what she needs to pursue to win over the voters. That and a lot of tears.

Jomama on March 4, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Inability to handle her vodka…?

JohnGalt23 on March 4, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Isn’t it racist sexist to even ask the question? Nobody has more miles under her queen-size pantyhose than Hillary!

Naturally Curly on March 4, 2014 at 10:28 AM

By 2016 the media will have forgotten that Hillary had anything to do with anything…she just deserves to be crowned President.

albill on March 4, 2014 at 10:29 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/05/world/europe/crimea-ukraine-russia.html?hp&_r=1

workingclass artist on March 4, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Thanks for the link…

OmahaConservative on March 4, 2014 at 10:29 AM

“I was hoping no one would ask.”

davidk on March 4, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Maybe if Hillary can have a phone named after her…

And have a stash of cash….

What difference does it make?

Electrongod on March 4, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Interesting idea..

Russian UN Envoy: What if Mitt Romney and Congress Ousted Obama? ‘Would That be Democratic?’
(CNSNews.com)

DinaRehn on March 4, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Really, it’s just so inconvenient of Putin to not get it. Doesn’t he understand our Nobel Prize winning president is trying to tell him and the world that his invasion plans are just so…so…yesterday? We’re not going to catch OUR president acting all 80′s or something!

GeorgiaBuckeye on March 4, 2014 at 10:32 AM

The real question will be how well the media will carry water for that narrative.

Exactly.

KS Rex on March 4, 2014 at 10:32 AM

By 2016 the media will have forgotten that Hillary had anything to do with anything…she just deserves to be crowned President.

albill on March 4, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Yep. That’s old news and it’s sexist to bring it up you misogynist.

Kaffa on March 4, 2014 at 10:33 AM

P.J. Crowley, the assistant secretary for public affairs during Clinton’s tenure, argued that the reset not only worked but also helped lay the groundwork for improving negotiations on Mideast issues while Medvedev was in power.

Improving negotiations in the Middle East? We have lost our Middle East friendly’s to the Russians along with Egypt kicking Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood buttout of office.

Now the EU won’t go along with any sanctions against Russia because of Obama’s foreign policy which started when Clinton was running around the world overcharging her words.

plutorocks on March 4, 2014 at 10:34 AM

But…she’s the most widely-traveled Sec of State in the history of the office! (crickets…)

ColBubba on March 4, 2014 at 10:34 AM

…a video!

KOOLAID2 on March 4, 2014 at 10:35 AM

….some guys walking down the street!…and

KOOLAID2 on March 4, 2014 at 10:36 AM

The debate moderators will make sure to avoid asking her any questions

cmsinaz on March 4, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Obama’s reset perspective was the result of an inherited situation

But of course. The same answer every time.

notropis on March 4, 2014 at 10:38 AM

It’s Boooooosh’s fault!

Well, duh! what did you expect from this brain trust? Top men, I tells ya!

I R A Darth Aggie on March 4, 2014 at 10:38 AM

CNN International ✔ @cnni
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BREAKING: Russia has declined invitation for talks with Ukraine, senior U.S. administration official tells CNN. http://cnn.it/OWPV61

workingclass artist on March 4, 2014 at 10:38 AM

+1albill….spot on

cmsinaz on March 4, 2014 at 10:39 AM

How does Hillary explain Ukraine? Don’t expect her to do so. Instead, she’ll spin yarns about how she faced down Putin and Sergei Lavrov, armed with nothing but a mistranslated reset button, and shift responsibility back to Obama while still hailing her four years at State as evidence of her ability to lead

A watchdog media would get her on the record throwing Obama under the bus right now instead of waiting until the 2016 election cycle.

airupthere on March 4, 2014 at 10:40 AM

One of those Fox talking heads once recently described Hillary’s stint as SOS as a traveling salesman who clocked a million miles but didn’t close a single sale.

ncinca on March 4, 2014 at 10:41 AM

After 8 years of Obama how can they blame W …..but they do….they still do

I inherited….. yada yada yada

cmsinaz on March 4, 2014 at 10:41 AM

Russian UN Envoy: What if Mitt Romney and Congress Ousted Obama? ‘Would That be Democratic?’
(CNSNews.com)

As a matter of fact, if the House impeached him and the Senate approved, then yes, that would be.

cptacek on March 4, 2014 at 10:43 AM

If you like your reset button you can keep your reset button.

Padre on March 4, 2014 at 10:44 AM

That “reset” mistranslation bespeaks the entire problem with the Obama/Clinton foreign policy worldview: it is all in Obama’s head, a tidy world that must fit his preconceived notions. I mean come on, they couldn’t find a real Russian speaker to ask if reset meant reset? My guess is they google translated it.

At any rate, it was a pathetic mistake not covered over by Hillary’s cackling.

MaxMBJ on March 4, 2014 at 10:44 AM

How does Hillary explain Ukraine?

But, but, she’s a woman. She doesn’t have to explain. /s

Lourdes on March 4, 2014 at 10:45 AM

If you like your reset button you can keep your reset button.

Padre on March 4, 2014 at 10:44 AM

It’s beyond funny that that Reset Button was lifted from someone’s hottub appliance.

Democrats: playing fantasy roles with props they stole from someone else.

Lourdes on March 4, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Easy. She’ll claim that she was doing business with Medvedev and the intervening election of Putin put a wrench in the progress that they were making.

There’s no such thing as accountability anymore.

blammm on March 4, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Ukrainian political crisis
16m
Video: Russian troops at air base in Crimea fire warning shots into the air as about 300 Ukrainian soldiers demand their jobs back – @AP
===================================================================

Raw: Shooting Incident at Airbase in Ukraine

Published on Mar 4, 2014

Russian troops who had taken control of the Belbek air base in the Crimea region fired warning shots into the air on Tuesday as around 300 Ukrainian soldiers, who previously manned the airfield, demanded their jobs back. (March 4)
=====================

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juH4SSX-zyM

canopfor on March 4, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Russia did not invade Ukraine. Russians have not “invaded” Crimea, either. They were invited in by the Crimeans and that is a distinction with an important difference. If there is a crisis, it is a crisis of intelligence, which may be due to the convergence of the event rather than the event itself or the players involved. The Ukrainian crisis does not exist. If anything, it is a Crimean crisis.

When the Soviet Union broke up into 12 autonomous republics, Crimea was bundled with Ukraine for an obvious reason: geography. A separate, independent Crimea would have no choice but to route all ground shipments to and from Crimea through Ukraine, putting Crimeans at Ukraine’s mercy with respect to its commerce with the rest of Europe. So, instead, Crimea was set up as an “autonomous parliamentary republic” within Ukraine, essentially becoming an independent nation inside another independent nation.

As an “autonomous parliamentary republic,” Crimea presumably has an absolute right to ask Ukrainian troops to leave. They also appear to have the right to seek a closer relationship with Russia, to the point of outright annexation, which could easily include inviting Russian troops to occupy the region. That appears to be happening right now.

The United States has no military options in the Crimean situation. Since Crimea is officially an autonomous state, an invasion of Crimea by U.S. troops to support Ukrainian efforts to pacify the area would violate international law. The Russian presence, having been invited in by Crimeans, does not violate either Ukrainian sovereignty or international law.

President Obama’s big mistake with respect to the Crimean situation was made when he became involved with the region in the first place. The knee-jerk reaction that, if the Russians are doing it, then it must be wrong, turns out to be wrong itself. So far, this is an internal matter involving Ukraine, Crimea and Russia. Until Russian troops occupy actual Ukrainian soil, it will remain that way.

Ultimately, the United States has no dog in this fight. Ukraine is not an American ally. No treaty obligations require the United States to get involved in this no-win situation. The knee-jerk reaction that the United States has to get involved in the internal affairs of other nations, or referee between neighboring countries at odds with each other, has to be challenged because, sooner or later, push is going to come to shove and the United States will have to put up or shut up–again.

There is no Ukrainian crisis. Russia did not invade Ukraine. No one did. Russia did not even invade Crimea. They were invited in by a group of partisans who invaded the Crimean parliament, tossed the incumbents out, declared themselves the new government and invited their Russian friends to join the party.

roflmmfao

donabernathy on March 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM

How does she explain Ukraine? That’s easy. She lies. And her Democratic friends in the news media will never call her on it.

oldennis on March 4, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Ooops, my bad!

Murphy9 on March 4, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Don’t they have anyone who actually knows Russian over at State?

rbj on March 4, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Muslim overseers advisors can’t be expected to know everything.

BL@KBIRD on March 4, 2014 at 11:41 AM

same way she explains giving state secrets to china,
by not having a media that pushes for answers.

dmacleo on March 4, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Hillary’s only accomplishment at State is measured in frequent flyer miles.

slickwillie2001 on March 4, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Politico asks: How does Hillary explain Ukraine?

This is some sort of irritating joke right?
Killary doesn’t HAVE TO EXPLAIN ANYTHING.
She never has and she never will.
She is s perfect in every way.
After all, she graciously stepped aside and let the FIRST BLACK MAN become POTUS. Therefore she is noble and beyone reproach.
She is pure she is above answereing to the commoner. She is the annointed ONE (er .. second actually).
She will be the SECOND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. And the World will rejoice in her accendancy.
The Pressitutes in the Manure Spreading Media WILL MAKE IT SO.
So help them Gaia!

Missilengr on March 4, 2014 at 11:45 AM

The real question will be how well the media will carry water for that narrative.

That’s really a question? Seriously?

Cicero43 on March 4, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Blame Bush.

AZCoyote on March 4, 2014 at 10:03 AM

That’s next, Maddow led the way. I guess she forgot that the regime gave them a stolen reset button so it’s all Obama from that point forward.

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Says George W. Bush Is To Blame For Ukraine Crisis…

Speechlesstx on March 4, 2014 at 11:50 AM

“What we see here are distinctly 19th and 20th century decisions made by President Putin,” said the official who spoke on condition of anonymity to a group of reporters. “But what he needs to understand is that in terms of his economy, he lives in the 21st century world, an interdependent world.”

Putin grew up and served in the KGB during the glory days of the Soviet Union in the mid-20th century, and witnessed its decline in the late 20th century. While we Americans oppose his goals, it’s only human nature that Putin would want to restore Russia’s glory in the early 21st century.

While our world is interdependent, the truth is that Western Europe has become much too DEPENDENT on Russian gas and oil for their own good, and Putin knows it. He is using the “gas spigot” as a weapon against Western Europe, in the same way OPEC used the “oil spigot” against us during the 1970′s.

How did Ronald Reagan solve that problem in the early 1980′s? He removed the price cap on crude oil produced in the United States, so that we soon had enough crude to supply our needs, and didn’t need crude from unfriendly nations.

Europe is now in the vulnerable position of depending on an aggressive and unfriendly nation for its energy needs, after having wasted lots of money pursuing wind and solar energy that have fallen far short of expectations. The solution for Europe is to develop its own energy resources and/or turn to a friendly nation–US. The United States, with its greatly increased natural-gas production from fracking in PA and OH, could become a friendly supplier of natural gas to our European allies, if LNG terminals were built on both sides of the Atlantic. If Europe depends on US instead of the Russians for energy, both the US and Western Europe could tell the Russians we don’t need their gas, and a cutoff in trade would be an effective weapon against an aggressive Russia.

In addition to a military alliance, the free countries of the world need an energy alliance. Interdependence among friends, but independence from enemies.

Steve Z on March 4, 2014 at 11:56 AM

It’s beyond funny that that Reset Button was lifted from someone’s hottub appliance.

Democrats: playing fantasy roles with props they stole from someone else.

Lourdes on March 4, 2014 at 10:48 AM

You mean they didn’t borrow an Easy Button from a Staples store? The “Reset” Buttons is much less effective…

Steve Z on March 4, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Sergei Lavrov using his middle finger to press the Hillary “reset button” (see the photo) is undoubtedly purposeful, given how deliberate a man he is and also given that there are other photos where he uses his index finger to push the button. I

t’s also very Obama-esque of him, since the President loves to give the finger to his opponents.

MTF on March 4, 2014 at 12:09 PM

“What difference at this point does it make?”

Yep. Keep sayin’ it.

Galtian on March 4, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Per her former staff, she already has cover with Medvedev.

May I suggest Reps concentrate on something that isn’t so easily defended in the optics of the everyday Joe. In fact, I will bet less than 5% of the masses of asses even know who Medvedev is and was.

Odie1941 on March 4, 2014 at 12:31 PM

The “reset” button (which was mistranslated at State and actually read “overcharge)

Actually, it translated as “overcharged”, as in, “about to blow”. We get the play-by-play of smarts power in diplomacy at work:

——————————————-

“We worked hard to get the right Russian word. Do you think we got it?” Clinton asked Lavrov.

“You got it wrong,” Lavrov said. “This says ‘peregruzka,’ which means overcharged.”

And then Shrillary messed up understanding what the word “overcharged” meant. Big shocker, there …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 4, 2014 at 12:36 PM

More ‘Stupid Hillary Tricks’ / “Obama Foreign Policy’ News…

Yeah, the cutesy ‘reset’ gag they were trying to pull off with the hardcore Russian Reps wasn’t bad enough…the word they THOUGHT was ‘Reset’ in Russian they engraved on the plaque that was on the thing actually meant ‘OVER-CHARGE’!

What a friggin’ embarrassment to the United States – both Hillary and Obama.

easyt65 on March 4, 2014 at 12:44 PM

You know, ‘stupidity’ is funny, and most peope can watch hours and hours of bloopers and videos of stupid people doing stupid things. When someone gets hurt…when someone dies (Fast-&-Furious, Benghazi, etc…)…when nations lose their sovereignty and nations get invaded, and people lose their freedom because of your stupidit, It is NOT funny anymore! It gets REAL…it gets DANGEROUS at that point. And anyone with this much power and in positions of such great importance who demonstrates this much stupidity gets people hurt, people killed, begin trampling people’s rights, begins acting like a dictator, causes people to be invaded and lose their freedom – these people have to go!

easyt65 on March 4, 2014 at 12:48 PM

How does Hillary explain Ukraine? Don’t expect her to do so. Instead, she’ll spin yarns about how she faced down Putin and Sergei Lavrov, armed with nothing but a mistranslated reset button, and shift responsibility back to Obama while still hailing her four years at State as evidence of her ability to lead. The real question will be how well the media will carry water for that narrative

.

As well and faithfully and maniacally as they can, & as much or more so for Hillary as they did for Obama.

Bet the ranch on it. Hillary is Obama on steroids in a pantsuit.

Sacramento on March 4, 2014 at 1:04 PM

You don’t bring a reset button to a gun fight.

xrayiiis on March 4, 2014 at 2:03 PM

The real question will be how well the media will carry water for that narrative.

Rock solid answer: Very well.

MT on March 4, 2014 at 2:32 PM