By now, everyone’s heard about how our President was schooled by world leaders at the UN, right? Putin made Obama look particularly wimpy (granted, not hard to do) and came away looking more like the leader of the (semi) free world than America did. Put one on the ledger for the crazy Russians.
But what’s really sad is that Mitt Romney predicted the rise of Russia back in 2012… and Barack Obama mocked him for it. Like, for realzies. Flat-out mocked him.
Watch this exchange in light of recent events:
“Russia does continue to battle us in the UN time and time again. I have clear eyes on this. I’m not gonna wear rose colored glasses when it comes to Russia or Mr. Putin.”
Hey, Obama? That UN battle Romney mentioned? You lost it. Putin just totally whipped you on the world stage.
So, are “the 1980’s calling to ask for their foreign policy back” again, Mr. President? Or was Mitt Romney actually right in saying Russia was our biggest geopolitical foe of 2012?
Maybe, just maybe, if we had had a strong leader then, who’d stood up to Putin then, who hadn’t just drawn an imaginary red line in the sand with Syria then, who hadn’t pulled out of Iraq for political purposes then…
Well, maybe then the world would just be a very different place today, now wouldn’t it?
Lest we make the mistake of thinking Obama was the only one who mocked Romney’s assessment of Russia, we give you…
Hillary Clinton. In fact, the now Democratic front-runner viewed Russia as more of an ally than a foe:
Know who hasn’t said a word about Russia’s most recent aggressions? … Hillary Clinton. Surpriiiiiise!
Now, compare those videos, with this third one featuring the greatest President of our generation, Ronald Reagan. Because the 1980’s are calling, and somebody needs to answer the phone: