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Flashback: Obama, Kerry ridiculed Romney over Russia

posted at 11:47 am on March 3, 2014 by

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.”

OFA:

MSNBC:

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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Ooh. Mental midget parade. Urr.

onomo on March 3, 2014 at 12:01 PM

In the coming civil war – we must not forget to target the media mavens of the NY-DC axis who share a huge part of the blame for the ineptness of the current adminstration as well as an unhealthy desire to place more of life’s daily activities under their perview.

Zomcon JEM on March 3, 2014 at 12:03 PM

In other words, pretty much everything Romney said during the election was true and everything Obama said was a lie. So glad that in the end, the election was decided on the War on Women and the War on Big Bird…

Jack_Burton on March 3, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Why would foreigners respect him? The man continues to give away everything including the kitchen sink unilaterally.

blammm on March 3, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Palin nailed it to a tee, while Romney was right generally.

idesign on March 3, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Romney would rather be right than be president. Obama on the other hand…..

Deano1952 on March 3, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Well, Romney was right – but – if we had elected Romney, and Russia still did this, what would Romney do?
He didn’t even really fight back against 0bumble and the biased media hack moderators in the debates.

dentarthurdent on March 3, 2014 at 12:27 PM

…Candy the Cow…could not be reached…for comment!

KOOLAID2 on March 3, 2014 at 12:32 PM

While we’re on the phone with the ’80s, can we get our President back?

BrunoMitchell on March 3, 2014 at 12:41 PM

These troll-free threads are boring.

CurtZHP on March 3, 2014 at 12:55 PM

Liberals always believe that they are so smart when every proof under the sun shows that most of them have very low IQ and all of them are wrong about everything all the time…

mnjg on March 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM

mnjg on March 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM

You said it: Everything. All the time.

MisterElephant on March 3, 2014 at 1:22 PM

These troll-free threads are boring.
CurtZHP on March 3, 2014 at 12:55 PM

I’ll take a shot at spicing it up then:

But of course Romney was like, totally wrong – our greatest geopolitical foe is clearly the TEA Party, because, like, they need maps to find the Iraq and the Ukrainian Criteria.

dentarthurdent on March 3, 2014 at 1:24 PM

Speaking of Rocky IV:

Putin speaks to Obama

Bitter Clinger on March 3, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Another Gravitas Flashback, from 2009:

Biden says Weakened Russia Will Bend to U.S.

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB124848246032580581

cbenoistd on March 3, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Biden says Weakened Russia Will Bend to U.S.
http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB124848246032580581

cbenoistd on March 3, 2014 at 1:34 PM

Of course that was before Slo Joe and King Putt made the US even more weakerer. (I think I got the libtard grammar right…)

dentarthurdent on March 3, 2014 at 1:55 PM

Psssst!

Palin was more accurate … and four years earlier.

Psssst!

Oh yeah, I forgot.

Must. not. mention. that. irrelevant. woman. EVER.

hrh40 on March 3, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Psssst!

Palin was more accurate … and four years earlier.

Psssst!

Oh yeah, I forgot.

Must. not. mention. that. irrelevant. woman. EVER.

hrh40 on March 3, 2014 at 2:14 PM

Of course, RINO Guy Benson is not about to mention She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Acknowledged.

Bitter Clinger on March 3, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Headline just pulled off the Daily Beast

Putin’s Crimea Propaganda Machine
To justify its invasion of Crimea, the Kremlin and state-run media went into full fabrication mode this weekend. Here are the lies that Russia is telling its viewers back home.

Ah that was priceless.

onomo on March 3, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Of course, RINO Guy Benson is not about to mention She-Who-Must-Not-Be-Acknowledged.

Bitter Clinger on March 3, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Are there any writers around here who aren’t RINOS? Just wondering, because Guy’s take down last week on Dingy Harry’s lie was very good, particularly for a RINO.

cat_owner on March 3, 2014 at 3:20 PM

They would have ridiculed McCarthy too, but he was so right about so many.

Don L on March 3, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Hey Obama! Neville Chamberlain called…he wants his foreign policy back.

IrishEi on March 3, 2014 at 3:58 PM

But, but, he was going to ban tampons and causes cancer, and T Bone told Harry Reid he didn’t pay his taxes.

polly2150 on March 3, 2014 at 4:21 PM

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Allahpundit on March 3, 2014 at 9:52 PM

And Romney was right, and the Amateur Socialist community agitator was wrong. I wonder if we will be hearing as much from Chriissy “tingles” Matthews? Liberal fools.

Whitey Ford on March 3, 2014 at 7:52 PM