Monday, January 02, 2017
"The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold War's been over for 20 years."
Thus spoke Barack Obama, and the rest of Liberalism agreed with him.
Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Romney's fear was "somewhat dated."
The New York Times added that the former governor's comments, "display either a shocking lack of knowledge about international affairs or just craven politics. Either way, they are reckless and unworthy of a major presidential contender."
Politifact calls Obama's snark: "Half True."
Salon gloated "Obama zings Romney for calling Russia America's biggest geopolitical threat"
The Huffington Post had a similar erection President Barack Obama deployed a Seinfeldian zinger to mock former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee.
MSNBC's Chris Matthews: “I don’t know what decade this guy’s living in, is he trying to play Ronald Reagan here, or what?”
University of Georgia professor Cynthia Tucker: “This is Mitt Romney’s severely conservative problem. It made Romney look dumb. He’s not a dumb man, but he said something that was clearly dumb.”
Rachel Maddow: the problem is the former governor just doesn’t have any real policy chops in this area. He’s out of his depth, and struggles when the subject takes center stage. It’s not just that Romney is uninformed; it’s that he hasn’t figured out how to fake it.
And let's not forget John Kerry (who served in Viet Nam): “…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.”