Remember when Democrats Laughed at Romney when he said Russia was a geopolitical threat? Now Hillary and the Democrats can’t stop saying it.
By the RSC:
On Russia, Obama Has Completely Flipped From His 2012 Viewpoint: 7 Key Points.
The media thought President Obama’s best zinger in the October 22, 2012 debate was telling Mitt Romney “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back, because the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.”
He also said Romney “acts like he thinks the Cold War’s on. I don’t know where he’s been.”
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev backed up Obama and said Romney was stuck in a Cold War mentality.
The Democratic Party described it as an example of “Romney vs. reality”, and claiming Russia is a foe demonstrates “Romney’s not ready.”
Gen. Joe Dunford was appointed Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff by Obama, and agreed with Romney’s warning. Russia’s UN envoy has said that relations with America are at their tensest in 40 years.
Romney’s position has become the conventional view, and Vladimir Putin is constantly scaring the world.
The important point is what Obama is saying today. The President has completely reversed himself and now says Russia:
1) Is hitting us with constant cyber attacks and has hacked into election sites. He claims they are trying to undermine our democracy.
2) Sanctions on Russia expire next month, and Obama is urging European leaders to keep and increase them.
3) He says Russia has broken many of their promises and is guilty of mass slaughter of innocent civilians in Syria, where over 500,000 have died.
4) He says they illegally annexed Crimea and are threatening eastern Ukraine where 10,000 have died.
5) The State Department says Russia has moved nuclear weapons into Kaliningrad and is threatening the Baltic states and Europe.
6) Russia’s state owned television news is full of nuclear threats, and reports on ballistic missiles and bomb shelters.
7) Putin has learned that he can defy America and come out on top. Mild Western sanctions make ordinary Russians worse off, but they also give the people an enemy to unite against.