Question for Obama: What do you think of Romney’s “Russia is our top geopolitical foe” comment now?

posted at 2:01 pm on March 25, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via the Free Beacon, a reminder from the Hague today that no one takes so long to say so little as our O. Simple two-part question from Jon Karl: How does it feel now that America’s adversaries routinely ignore your threats and bogus “red lines”? And wasn’t Romney right about Russia, a comment you made fun of at the time because you thought you could squeeze a smart-ass soundbite out of it? Less than 30 seconds later, at around 1:14, Karl finds himself literally shaking his head at the lame straw man Obama’s set up, twisting the question into some sort of accusation that enemy nations routinely used to do America’s bidding until O got elected. That’s not what Karl said, obviously; his point was that defiance of U.S. demands is becoming more common, especially after Obama’s empty threat towards Assad. But this is what happens when you put The One on the spot.

Five minutes later, his answer boils down to (a) the nations you think are a threat to the U.S. really aren’t, e.g., Russia is a “regional power” that seized Crimea out of weakness, not strength, and (b) besides, the ones that are kinda sorta a threat have been contained anyway by the genius of Hopenchange soft power (“Syria’s never been more isolated”). Show of hands: Who thinks a country with thousands of nuclear-tipped ICBMs aimed at your hometown is a “regional power”? Exactly how broad is Russia’s “region” if NATO exists to this day to make sure the Kremlin doesn’t send tanks west towards the Atlantic? I’m usually all for tough talk but there’s no benefit I can see to scoffing at Putin’s military muscle at a moment when he has thousands of troops perched across the border from Ukraine and is trying to decide whether to seize the country. If America’s not prepared to push him back militarily — and this poll says Americans definitely aren’t — then why taunt him? Noah Rothman makes a nice point here:

“Russia is a regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neighbors, not out of strength but out of weakness,” Obama asserted, as though he was talking about the psychological insecurities that plague the average playground bully.

“The fact that Russia felt compelled to go in militarily and lay bare these violations of international law indicates less influence, not more,” Obama insisted.

How convenient. Even when Russia directly threatens to topple the international order, of which America is the chief guarantor, they are not threatening the international order because the threat itself is an implicit admission of inadequacy.

Imagine how weak Putin will look when he’s knocking on Poland’s door. But anyway: I’m keen to know whom O thinks is America’s “number one geopolitical foe.” He refuses, for reasons of simple ego, to admit that Romney was right even though it’s Russia more so than any other rival power that’s thwarted American action against Iran and Assad. Once upon a time, O might have named Iran itself as our top geopolitical foe but he wouldn’t dare say that right now, with a fragile nuclear deal pending. He could say China, but that would be foolish antagonism at a moment when the U.S. has its hands full with the other Asian behemoth. So who is it then?

Note the bit at the end here about how he’s more worried about a loose nuke going off in Manhattan than a Russian missile barrage. Good to know that the probability of the former is sufficiently high to top a classic Cold War scenario at a moment of high tension with Moscow.


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“Stupid is as stupid does.”

PolAgnostic on March 25, 2014 at 2:02 PM

0bama should consult with Jimmah on Russia…

OmahaConservative on March 25, 2014 at 2:03 PM

“Teh STUPID is strong in this one”.”

PolAgnostic on March 25, 2014 at 2:03 PM

Russia?

“Ain’t nobody got time for that!”

PolAgnostic on March 25, 2014 at 2:04 PM

“Um, Let me be clear, it’s, uh, George Bush’s fault, uh, I, uh, read about that in the paper, and um, uh, was madder than anyone”

-Emperor Barack the Malevolent.

ConstantineXI on March 25, 2014 at 2:04 PM

Never gets old

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2014 at 2:05 PM

I can hear Putin from my front porch “Роллинг по полу от смеха от своей задницы!!!”

Roy Rogers on March 25, 2014 at 2:05 PM

0bama should consult with Jimmah on Russia…

OmahaConservative on March 25, 2014 at 2:03 PM

And Jamoooo, from Fox.

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Actually this really isn’t a stupid answer in Obama’s mind. The real stupidity is the media letting him get away with it. He knows he can say anything with them.

UnstChem on March 25, 2014 at 2:05 PM

If the mom jeans fit, wear ‘em.

IndieDogg on March 25, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Note the bit at the end here about how he’s more worried about a loose nuke going off in Manhattan than a Russian missile barrage. Good to know that the probability of the former is sufficiently high to top a classic Cold War scenario at a moment of high tension with Moscow.

That’s the most idiotic thing he said: confusing a particular method with who the enemy might be. Or maybe he meant it as a misdirection, knowing how idiotic it is, but counting on the shock factor and the unthinking masses. That strategy actually works.

Fenris on March 25, 2014 at 2:06 PM

The Euroweenies and the US deserve obama. They cheered for him, like coyotes in heat.

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Obozo knows that he, his administration and his voters are America’s biggest foe.

Flange on March 25, 2014 at 2:07 PM

And Jamoooo, from Fox.

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Heh…

OmahaConservative on March 25, 2014 at 2:08 PM

They cheered for him, like coyotes in heat.

Schadenfreude on March 25, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Damn, it’s good to have you back!

CurtZHP on March 25, 2014 at 2:09 PM

“But anyway: I’m keen to know whom O thinks is America’s “number one geopolitical foe.”

Oh c’mon, that’s easy. White, Conservative voters.

Tom Servo on March 25, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Community Organizers don’t make good POTUS’s…….especially the petulant ones.

d1carter on March 25, 2014 at 2:11 PM

So typical of Democrats…
Romney says, “Russia is our number 1 geopolitical foe.”

Obama changes the question and answers something completely different. Obama says, “If the premise of the question is…” and says, “The truth of the matter is, Russia is a regional power… They don’t pose the number one national security threat to the United States… and may I also add, if I were a white president you would have never have asked me that question.”

RedManBlueState on March 25, 2014 at 2:11 PM

He never answers a question. It’s always projection of a strawman argument non-answer, followed by a burning of said strawman:

JK: “Was Romney right – is Russia our #1 geopolitical foe?”
BO: “Well, implied in the question is should we go to war with Russia…blah blah blah”

crrr6 on March 25, 2014 at 2:12 PM

The weakest, most incompetent, dumbest, most ignorant, most partisan, pettiest President in the history of the Republic… A very small person who is only fit to agitate welfare queens and kings, agitate the parasites against the producers, a man who is not fit to be a dog catcher, was elected President of the most powerful nation in history twice only with the power of pure and empty speeches designed to effect the dumb and the parasites…

mnjg on March 25, 2014 at 2:13 PM

How is Jonathan Karl getting home…?

d1carter on March 25, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Obama is too narcissistic and vain to even realize how foolish he sounds, much less to admit being so shallow, and even oblivious.
If anything, after hearing Obama’s inane rhetoric, Putin is more confident now than ever that he need not fear taking further action to consolidate his hold on his ill-gotten gains, and even increase them.
How embarrassing for this president, and how unfortunate for America.

bobthm3 on March 25, 2014 at 2:14 PM

How does it feel now that America’s adversaries routinely ignore your threats and bogus “red lines”? And wasn’t Romney right about Russia, a comment you made fun of at the time because you thought you could squeeze a smart-ass soundbite out of it?

There was a time when Karl would have been excoriated for being rude to the lazy stupid rat-eared wonder. It must really tick Obama off that it is being pointed out that he’s pretty much considered a clown on the world stage. Dance for us!

Happy Nomad on March 25, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Listening to this makes me realize why liberals think Sandra Fluke is smart.

Rocks on March 25, 2014 at 2:15 PM

And this, my friends, is why you don’t elect a Chicago street agitator President.

He’s never done ANYTHING in his life.

ConstantineXI on March 25, 2014 at 2:15 PM

His “move of weakness” answer isn’t so much a talking point as it is from deliberations with whoever as the why’s and wherefore’s.

It shows Obama doesn’t understand why Putin did it, like the Brotherhood and the Libyans, so he spends inordinate time trying to find the reasoning.

That keeps any action/reaction in stasis, which is the complaint we’ve read and heard about for years now.

I can’t remember the psych term for it, but its solution paralysis. He won’t act until everything is scrutinized, which in and of itself becomes action.

budfox on March 25, 2014 at 2:15 PM

I’m not so much concerned with a loose nuke destroying Manhattan as I am with a loose nut in the White House destroying our country.

iceman1960 on March 25, 2014 at 2:16 PM

The time to deal with a big threat is when it is still a small threat.

rbj on March 25, 2014 at 2:16 PM

“The fact that Russia felt compelled to go in militarily and lay bare these violations of international law indicates less influence, not more,” Obama insisted.

This is the sort of statement that reminds me of the bicycle fanatics that argue that they have the same right to the road as a 8,000lb car.

They’re right, but it doesn’t make a damn bit of difference when your skull shatters on the truck bumper.

BobMbx on March 25, 2014 at 2:17 PM

I sure hope the Russians like cowboy poetry..

Electrongod on March 25, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Karl should have gone for the jugular and asked him how Sarah Palin saw this coming six years ago and it came as a shock to him when it happened.

Grammar Nazi on March 25, 2014 at 2:18 PM

He’s never done ANYTHING in his life.

ConstantineXI on March 25, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Just once, I’d love to put him in front of a piece of “do-it-yourself” furniture, still in its unopened box, just to see him try to put it together.

“You didn’t build that” would never be truer.

Couldn’t put a price on entertainment like that!

CurtZHP on March 25, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Listening to this makes me realize why liberals think Sandra Fluke is smart.

Rocks on March 25, 2014 at 2:15 PM

If you don’t agree that Barry is the smartest man on Earth ever and the greatest orator of all time you are a RAAAAACIST!!!!!

ConstantineXI on March 25, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Just once, I’d love to put him in front of a piece of “do-it-yourself” furniture, still in its unopened box, just to see him try to put it together.

“You didn’t build that” would never be truer.

Couldn’t put a price on entertainment like that!

CurtZHP on March 25, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Or put a child’s jigsaw puzzle in front of him and tell him to put it together…

ConstantineXI on March 25, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Where’s that Fat Sassy Bi*ch when he needs her??

You know, Candy 3 chins Crowley

ToddPA on March 25, 2014 at 2:21 PM

“Nukes and drones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” — Putin to Pantload

tominsd on March 25, 2014 at 2:21 PM

He never answers a question. It’s always projection of a strawman argument non-answer, followed by a burning of said strawman:

crrr6 on March 25, 2014 at 2:12 PM

This was an opportunity lost for the rat-eared tyrant.

He said that he’s more concerned about nukes in Manhattan than Russian agression. This would have been the perfect moment for TOTUS to spool up what he constantly uses as his greatest national security accomplishment. When he personally led SEAL Team Six and went into that compound on a HALO jump to take the kill shot that finally “got” OBL.

Happy Nomad on March 25, 2014 at 2:22 PM

When I think that there is still well over two and a half years left of this liar lording over us I start to fear that there is no way out.

HiJack on March 25, 2014 at 2:22 PM

Don’t worry….John Kerry, Susan Rice and Samantha Power are advising him.

Deafdog on March 25, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Can we finally dispense with the tired and false narrative that Obama is a smart guy? He makes Forrest Gump look like a candidate for MENSA. First of all, I think he genuinely doesn’t understand what “geopolitical” even means. It’s too bad Romney didn’t press him on that in the debate. I’ll bet good money Obama would’ve pulled a Rick Perry.

Secondly, claiming that Russia(or anyone for that matter) invading another country is a sign of weakness may be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard any President ever say. How does that even make any sense?

Doughboy on March 25, 2014 at 2:23 PM

It’s Like Watching Cartoons!

roflmmfao

donabernathy on March 25, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Where’s that Fat Sassy Bi*ch when he needs her??

You know, Candy 3 chins Crowley

ToddPA on March 25, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Oh, I thought you meant the other one. I was gonna say that she retired from public service.

HiJack on March 25, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Breaking: Jonathan Karl has announced he will be joining Sharyl Attkisson in her new journalism adventure…whatever that is.

d1carter on March 25, 2014 at 2:24 PM

Just once, I’d love to put him in front of a piece of “do-it-yourself” furniture, still in its unopened box, just to see him try to put it together.

“You didn’t build that” would never be truer.

Couldn’t put a price on entertainment like that!

CurtZHP on March 25, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Especially if it’s from IKEA (where the instructions are all pictures).

Happy Nomad on March 25, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Calling Russia a regional power would be a clever put-down if he had meant it that way. Putin wants to be a world power.

crankyoldlady on March 25, 2014 at 2:25 PM

King Preezy Choom the Magnificent I Reality TeeVee Amateur Hour…

Sheesh!

workingclass artist on March 25, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Where’s that Fat Sassy Bi*ch when he needs her??

You know, Candy 3 chins Crowley

ToddPA on March 25, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Probably watching a pod race with her cousin Jabba and the rest of the Huts.

Flange on March 25, 2014 at 2:27 PM

He thinks the American people and the US Constitution are a greater danger than Russia…

PatriotRider on March 25, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Wow. Talk about saying a lot to say nothing.

KMC1 on March 25, 2014 at 2:28 PM

When I think that there is still well over two and a half years left of this liar lording over us I start to fear that there is no way out.

HiJack on March 25, 2014 at 2:22 PM

What makes you think he’s ever leaving?

Del Dolemonte on March 25, 2014 at 2:28 PM

He thinks the American people and the US Constitution are a greater danger than Russia…

PatriotRider on March 25, 2014 at 2:27 PM

Quite frankly, I think Obama is a greater danger to the American people than Russia.

HiJack on March 25, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Nukes in Manhattan?

But I thought the war on terror was over, or something?

Oh… maybe he meant the Tea Party would be responsible, perhaps.

Midas on March 25, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Confirmation to the world’s thugs they can have their way with us…

d1carter on March 25, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Where’s that Fat Sassy Bi*ch when he needs her??

You know, Candy 3 chins Crowley

ToddPA on March 25, 2014 at 2:21 PM

She probably discovered that pommes frites are french fries- and they come with mayo. You don’t expect the woman to live on her bucket of fried chicken alone, now do you?

Happy Nomad on March 25, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Secondly, claiming that Russia(or anyone for that matter) invading another country is a sign of weakness may be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard any President ever say. How does that even make any sense?

Doughboy on March 25, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Exactly. I guess this means that Putin will get weaker the more territory he takes. By the time he takes Poland he will be almost out of breath, huh.

Kaffa on March 25, 2014 at 2:33 PM

Confirmation to the world’s thugs they can have their way with us…

d1carter on March 25, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Like Sandra Fluke at closing time on a Saturday night.

Happy Nomad on March 25, 2014 at 2:34 PM

If Russia is regional, why are they a standing permanent UN Security Council Member and a suspended G8 member?

And the strongest guy isn’t the one who beats you down, its the guy who just walks in and you run. See Crimea.

Odie1941 on March 25, 2014 at 2:35 PM

His “move of weakness” answer isn’t so much a talking point as it is from deliberations with whoever as the why’s and wherefore’s.

It shows Obama doesn’t understand why Putin did it, like the Brotherhood and the Libyans, so he spends inordinate time trying to find the reasoning.

That keeps any action/reaction in stasis, which is the complaint we’ve read and heard about for years now.

I can’t remember the psych term for it, but its solution paralysis. He won’t act until everything is scrutinized, which in and of itself becomes action.

budfox on March 25, 2014 at 2:15 PM

The term is passive-aggressive behavior. That is, deliberately using inaction to avoid confronting the fact that the one doing it is responsible for the problem.

Blaming is usually the next step, trying to make others responsible for the problem.

After that come open hostility, attacking those the subject wants to take the blame. This usually happens after they have said, “No, sorry, this is your fault”.

The result of this is generally conspiracy theorizing (“Everyone is out to get me!”), coupled with attempts to “prove who’s behind it all”. In abnormal psych we call this gambit NIGYSOB.

BTW, all of the above are characteristic of sociopathic personality disorder.

And yes, Hillary!! has it, too. (Remember “vast right-wing conspiracy’?)

clear ether

eon

eon on March 25, 2014 at 2:36 PM

Worst
President
Ever

John the Libertarian on March 25, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Yeah, them crazy regional powers with ICBMs, the ability to bring Europe to its knees through oil, veto power at the UN, and economic and military interests throughout all of Asia and Europe. CRAY CRAY!

I think this is a new foreign policy school of thought: Ostrich based.

NotCoach on March 25, 2014 at 2:42 PM

The Vague from The Hague.

tree hugging sister on March 25, 2014 at 2:43 PM

I don’t want to say Putin is completely humiliating Obama but the last time a Russian treated an African American like this Apollo Creed died.

tommyboy on March 25, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Hey, O’, Babs Boxcar just called with her latest advice and talking points. Estonia, say yer prayers. Ukraine, bend over and kiss 50% of yer land goombye. NATO, jump outta yer Prius and do a Chinese s fire drill, then fall back inside yer cocoon and suck yer collective thumbs. Merkel, genuflect twice to the ‘melons and pray Pootin doesn’t turn off the spigot. Dumbasses.

vnvet on March 25, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Karl should have gone for the jugular and asked him how Sarah Palin saw this coming six years ago and it came as a shock to him when it happened.

Grammar Nazi on March 25, 2014 at 2:18 PM

Oh my gosh, I lol’d.

Would’ve given One. Thousand. Bucks. to have the recording of that idiot sputtering around trying to answer that question and mask his narcissistic rage at the same time. hahahahaha

inviolet on March 25, 2014 at 2:47 PM

A change of pace:

Any Mustang lovers out there? If so, get your buns to PA on April 25.

This baby is up for auction.

BobMbx on March 25, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Where’s that Fat Sassy Bi*ch when he needs her??

You know, Candy 3 chins Crowley

ToddPA on March 25, 2014 at 2:21 PM

She probably discovered that pommes frites are french fries- and they come with mayo. You don’t expect the woman to live on her bucket of fried chicken alone, now do you?

Happy Nomad on March 25, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Still remember my first trip to Quebec in the late 1960s, and seeing a KFC (before they became PC and shortened the name).

“Poulet Frit Kentucky”.

Wonder when our US KFCs will add poutine to their menus? Not holding my breath.

Del Dolemonte on March 25, 2014 at 2:50 PM

I didn’t realize Russia’s nukes were only regional.

Sven on March 25, 2014 at 2:51 PM

Shouldn’t China be annexing land soon? I know they are currently taking advantage of ostrich based foreign policy and claiming large areas of the South China Sea, but they aren’t going to stop at just that, will they?

NotCoach on March 25, 2014 at 2:52 PM

A change of pace:

Any Mustang lovers out there? If so, get your buns to PA on April 25.

This baby is up for auction.

BobMbx on March 25, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Saw another similar story the other day about a 1967 big block Corvette going on the auction block soon.

Has less than 3,000 miles on it.

They say it may bring $800,000.

Del Dolemonte on March 25, 2014 at 2:52 PM

One thing is clear: Putin does not consider America, or, in particular, Øbambi, to be his number 1 geopolitical foe.

DimsdalePiranha on March 25, 2014 at 2:52 PM

The SMART Power!!!111!!!elebinty of antagonizing a person that is twice as smart and ten times more shrewd will get great results. The Ukrainians must have given a collective pee in their pants when he said that.

Obama insults Putin, Putin give King Barak the Incompetent a kick in the crotch. The funny and scary thing is Obama thinks he is handling this better than any human could. If I were in any of the former Warsaw Pact countries I would be liquidating and prepping for a move to the Americas or Australia.

jukin3 on March 25, 2014 at 2:54 PM

0bama should consult with Jimmah Amy on Russia…

Why go through a middle man?

Megyn Kellys Lipstick on March 25, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Obama was the first, and he’ll be the last, “of his kind” to be POTUS. I’m talking about “community organizers”. What did you think I meant:)

Clink on March 25, 2014 at 2:53 PM

I thought you meant effeminate narcissists.

NotCoach on March 25, 2014 at 2:55 PM

there’s no benefit I can see to scoffing at Putin’s military muscle at a moment when he has thousands of troops perched across the border from Ukraine and is trying to decide whether to seize the country. If America’s not prepared to push him back militarily — and this poll says Americans definitely aren’t — then why taunt him?

Because this President thinks that “speak softly and carry a big stick” is a 20th century fashion.

calbear on March 25, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Secondly, claiming that Russia(or anyone for that matter) invading another country is a sign of weakness may be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard any President ever say. How does that even make any sense?

Doughboy on March 25, 2014 at 2:23 PM

This reasoning is identical to that used by the high school loser who has just gotten a swirlie and had his lunch money taken from him.

“I feel really sorry for you! Bullies like you have weak self esteem so you beat up other people and invade their countries!!”

Pless1foEngrish on March 25, 2014 at 2:57 PM

Doughboy on March 25, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Only a dumbass, who never practiced law, lawyer, could come up with that argument! Certainly, no President has ever iterated such nonsense. Not even Jimmuh Carter.

tomshup on March 25, 2014 at 2:58 PM

His “move of weakness” answer isn’t so much a talking point as it is from deliberations with whoever as the why’s and wherefore’s.

It shows Obama doesn’t understand why Putin did it, like the Brotherhood and the Libyans, so he spends inordinate time trying to find the reasoning.

That keeps any action/reaction in stasis, which is the complaint we’ve read and heard about for years now.

I can’t remember the psych term for it, but its solution paralysis. He won’t act until everything is scrutinized, which in and of itself becomes action.

budfox on March 25, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Analysis paralysis or paralysis of analysis is an anti-pattern, the state of over-analyzing (or over-thinking) a situation so that a decision or action is never taken, in effect paralyzing the outcome. A decision can be treated as over-complicated, with too many detailed options, so that a choice is never made, rather than try something and change if a major problem arises. A person might be seeking the optimal or “perfect” solution upfront, and fear making any decision which could lead to erroneous results, when on the way to a better solution.

non-nonpartisan on March 25, 2014 at 2:59 PM

I can’t even stand to watch that weasel speak. He’s incapable of giving a straight answer to a question and he’s so defensive, it’s embarrassing to watch.

Wendya on March 25, 2014 at 3:03 PM

non-nonpartisan on March 25, 2014 at 2:59 PM

You certainly are the non-nonpartisan. That was a trillion times more intelligent then anything he could ever post.

Back on topic, there is also the issue of denial. Attempting to find an answer when one refuses to embrace reality will always be disastrous. Obama and those who surround him are all fanatical anti-Reagan types. It is impossible for them to conceive of a worldview that conforms to the types of policies Reagan promoted. It’s like pretending the round hole isn’t round because you are determined to put a square peg in it.

NotCoach on March 25, 2014 at 3:03 PM

“Russia is a regional power that is threatening some of its immediate neighbors, not out of strength but out of weakness,

Yes. They marched across several neighbors and are threatening to do more because they are weak. Just like the Nazi’s.

The fact that Russia felt compelled to go in militarily and lay bare these violations of international law indicates less influence,

Which is why they are simultaneously taking over sovereign countries and signing oil deals with both China and India. Oh and moving aggressively in Latin America. But you won’t see the mainstream media reporting that- will you?

People wonder why the world is so much more dangerous today. It is mostly because the 1930′s foolish, weak diplomacy is back in vogue.

Poland isn’t buying either. They just called up about 7,000 reserves. They’ve seen this movie before. And it doesn’t end well.

Marcus Traianus on March 25, 2014 at 3:05 PM

There are high taxes, deficits, debts (private and public) and unemployment and the only thing neocons like Romney can offer to the middle class are wars. You guys deserved to lose. As much as I loath Obama, I am grateful that he’s president. Both McCain and Romney would have started WWIII if they were president.

antifederalist on March 25, 2014 at 3:07 PM

1900 GMT: Reuters reports that Russia has staged military exercises in Transdniestria today. The unrecognised, breakaway state lies on Moldova’s border with Ukraine.

The Interfax news agency quoted a spokesman for Russia’s Western Military District, Colonel Oleg Kochetkov, as saying that Russian forces stationed in Transdniestria had “conducted an anti-terrorism drill and practiced operations to rebuff an attack on their military base”.

I guess Putin is becoming so weak that he might have to take Moldova too.

Kaffa on March 25, 2014 at 3:07 PM

There are high taxes, deficits, debts (private and public) and unemployment and the only thing neocons like Romney can offer to the middle class are wars. You guys deserved to lose. As much as I loath Obama, I am grateful that he’s president. Both McCain and Romney would have started WWIII if they were president.

antifederalist on March 25, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Just like Reagan did…OK, maybe McCain, but not Romney.

NotCoach on March 25, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Loud + Weak = War

NotCoach on March 25, 2014 at 3:10 PM

I guess Putin is becoming so weak that he might have to take Moldova too.

Kaffa on March 25, 2014 at 3:07 PM

I guess Obama will be forced to prop up the weakened Russia with grants and aid packages.

“We need a powerful, strong Russia to keep them from invading other countries”

BobMbx on March 25, 2014 at 3:11 PM

non-nonpartisan on March 25, 2014 at 2:59 PM

Live up to your name. :)

itsspideyman on March 25, 2014 at 3:15 PM

There are high taxes, deficits, debts (private and public) and unemployment and the only thing neocons like Romney can offer to the middle class are wars. You guys deserved to lose. As much as I loath Obama, I am grateful that he’s president. Both McCain and Romney would have started WWIII if they were president.

antifederalist on March 25, 2014 at 3:07 PM

antifederalist,

Point to the doll where Romney touched you.

itsspideyman on March 25, 2014 at 3:16 PM

“We need a powerful, strong Russia to keep them from invading other countries”

BobMbx on March 25, 2014 at 3:11 PM

LOL

Kaffa on March 25, 2014 at 3:18 PM

As much as I loath Obama, I am grateful that he’s president.

antifederalist on March 25, 2014 at 3:07 PM

Tell us in your own simple words why you are grateful that O’bama lost the college graduate vote in 2012.

Oh, and do so without once using the word “war”.

(Starts Snowdial)

Del Dolemonte on March 25, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Obama doubles down on absurd sophistication that does not work in the real world. Russia is not a regional power!! once he starts moving on the other Baltic countries is he still a regional power then??

sorrowen on March 25, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Mr Karl, the IRS expects a call back.

Obama’s “Russia’s a regional power” line is a Peter Pan prayer, he thinks that if he says it enough it’ll come true.

JEM on March 25, 2014 at 3:21 PM

There are high taxes, deficits, debts (private and public) and unemployment and the only thing neocons like Romney can offer to the middle class are wars. You guys deserved to lose. As much as I loath Obama, I am grateful that he’s president. Both McCain and Romney would have started WWIII if they were president.
antifederalist on March 25, 2014 at 3:07 PM
Obama is doing a fine job of starting WW111 with his nativity and lack of long term thinking and disciplin.

sorrowen on March 25, 2014 at 3:22 PM

This has to be an epic trolling of America. There is no way Obama is real.

tdarrington on March 25, 2014 at 3:23 PM

This has to be an epic trolling of America. There is no way Obama is real.

tdarrington on March 25, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Valerie Jarrett in drag

Roy Rogers on March 25, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Regional power with global aspirations.

tdarrington on March 25, 2014 at 3:25 PM

Europe needs a strong Russia to counter the German menace.

tdarrington on March 25, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Taking over Crimea is a sign of weakness. Staying home and not taking over Crimea would’ve been a sign of extreme strength — obviously. Putin is just kicking himself that he didn’t see that.

What an embarrassing boob.

jdpaz on March 25, 2014 at 3:28 PM

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