Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dems FlipFlop on Russia

In the aftermath of the Presidents alarming open mic gaffe, Democrats claim that Romney is "trapped" in the Cold War for his fair but tougher stance on Russia. But just four years ago Democrats rallied against Russia and condemned then President George W. Bush for his naivety when dealing with Vladimir Putin. So what has changed? Nothing except a Democrat is sitting in the WH making bad decisions and instead of owning up to weak policy or adjusting they are posturing that Russia is just like us and deserves no tough talk. Here are just several ways that Russia is not just like us.
  • Russia is ruled by a Quasi-Dictator since 31 December 1999 (President Clinton was in office)
  • The US does not poison and disfigure foriegn presidential candidates like Yushchenko that don't tow the US line 
  • The US does not rig elections or suppress votes. 
  • The US does not imprison girl punk bands that are hostile to the government and president.
  • The US does not imprison citizens without access to trials, courts, attorneys, and due process.
  • US Presidents don't embezzle billions of state's dollars for their own personal gain.
  • The United States does not invade neighboring countries because of trade or territorial disputes. 
  • The US does not send troops and arms to Syria to support the brutal dictatorship of Asad. 
  • The US does not sell nuclear reactors to Iran and. 
  • The US does not sell arms to dictatorships.
  • The US does not block decent resolutions at the UN to spite another country. 
  • The US does not comment about possible presidential candidates in Russia or elsewhere. 
There are literally dozens of examples that demonstrate the differences between us. The US is far from perfect but there are levels of imperfections and side by side the United States is far more advanced in human rights and democracy. We have the benefit of 200 plus years of experience. My point isn't that Russia is an evil empire or anything like that but Mitt Romney isn't making that case either. Like Mitt Romney I would say that Russia is our chief international geopolitical foe. There is more anti-American anti-west sentiment coming out of the Kremlin now than there has been since the fall of the communism. Mitt Romney has no illusions about our current relationship with Russia and his comments certainly don't deserve to be distorted like the Democrats and Russian plutocrats have done. Honesty in international relations is often the best policy and that is not what we are getting out of our current "more flexible" president. I suggest that Russia has come out against Romney, who isn't even the nominee yet, because Obama has been so easy to play. The concessions come without any counter concessions and Putin is enjoying the lop sided relationship and would like nothing to change. Increased Russian power in Eastern Europe and around the world is not the 'hope' and 'change' we voted for. "It's time to say these words. This word: Enough! We've had enough!"

UPDATE: Russia's PRAVDA endorses Obama and says Romney is "foul mouthed". Do you think they might have mixed him up with someone? If their rant wasn't so funny it would be libel. Read here for a good laugh. This is what we call the unEndorsement of a candidate. All radicals gather to Obama it seems. It's like Axlerod wrote this.


Anonymous said...

Romney has every right to speak out against Russia and their support of Iran, who is Israel's mortal enemy and Syria who is killing own people on a daily basis. Russians always veto resolutions at UN against these regimes as do the Chinese, not our friends.

Anonymous said...

I hope Americans are smart enough not to listen to Putin. I think an "unendorsement" of Romney by Putin is a good thing.


Machtyn said...

That list is dubious. I don't like saying it, but it is.

Anonymous said...

I don't see anything dubious. If you follow world affairs those have all been in the news. Plus they could have added spying to the list. Russia has spies in the US to this day looking to steal corporate secrets and technology. Especially in computers. Paints the picture accurately I would say. Ben

Anonymous said...

A few of PRAVDA's hilarious gems describing Romney (below). Maybe the Russian editorial board was pressed for time and copied this stuff from Orwell's "1984." It sure sounds like the type of character assassination that the old Soviet Union used to employ right before an "Enemy of the People" was sent on a permanent vacation to Siberia.

So THIS is what Medvedev promised he'd ask Vladimir to do to help Obama get re-elected:

"[Romney]. . . a foul-mouthed guttersnipe whose utter ignorance and pig-headed arrogance is only too clear for all to see."

"[Romney]. . . a pea-brained, pith-headed simpleton with too much testosterone and too little common sense, with zero tact, no diplomacy and a paramount grasp on the intricacies of world politics. A prize, good-for-nothing ignoramus."

"[Romney]. . .like appointing a serial paedophile as a kindergarten teacher, a rapist as a janitor at a girls' dormitory or a psychopath with a fixation on knives as a kitchen hand."

Hey, Rick and Newt. Maybe you guys could steal a vivid adjective or two, or a seething figure of speech, from this hot Russian prose for your next anti-Romney rally.

Publius Nemo said...

Anon 2:09 PM - That is some funny stuff. Their level of incivility is astounding. It's like they don't want anyone to read what they have to say. Hilarious stuff! I don't think Team Obama will be posting this endorsement to their site.

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