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Liberal mag admits: Romney was right about Russia
The Daily Caller ^ | March 3, 2014 | Patrick Howley

Posted on 03/04/2014 1:27:01 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

The liberal magazine The New Republic admitted that Mitt Romney was right about Russia after the Vladimir Putin-led nation invaded the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea late last week.

“Russia…is, without question, our number one geopolitical foe. They fight every cause for the world’s worst actors…But when these—these terrible actors pursue their course in the world and we go to the United Nations looking for ways to stop them, when—when Assad, for instance, is murdering his own people, we go—we go to the United Nations, and who is it that always stands up for the world’s worst actors? It is always Russia, typically with China alongside,” Romney said in a 2012 interview during his presidential campaign.

Since the interview, Syria’s Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people and China has come out “in agreement” with Russia’s invasion of Crimea.

“This all seems…exactly right,” Isaac Chotiner admitted Monday for The New Republic..

Romney’s comments on Russia were roundly mocked in 2012 by a press that did not seem to like Romney very much compared to his Democratic opponent Barack Obama, who told Romney in a debate that “the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back. Because the Cold War has been over for 20 years.”

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: putin; russia; ukraine
Then from Slate:

Why Obama Got Russia Wrong (and Romney Got It Right) "...........Romney was right. Why was Obama wrong? Because, I think, he was willfully blurring the distinction between "geopolitical" and other sorts of threats. He was playing to the cheap seats. Voters do not fear Russia, or particularly care about its movements in its sad, cold sphere of influence. They do care a lot about terrorism. And Obama would use any chance he had, in 2012, to remind voters that he was president when Osama Bin Laden was killed.

So you see the politics—they reveal Obama as the player of a cheap trick......."

1 posted on 03/04/2014 1:27:01 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Sarah Palin was right years before Milt.

2 posted on 03/04/2014 1:39:05 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney and Palin and anyone with a lick of sense knew this. They were right to speak up and now they are getting recognized for their honesty.

3 posted on 03/04/2014 1:44:16 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I didn’t know that so-called “Liberals” were capable of that much honesty.

4 posted on 03/04/2014 2:33:51 AM PST by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy always follow.)
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To: Savage Beast

I guess they’re trying to divert the #hit that’s heading for the fan.

5 posted on 03/04/2014 2:52:52 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney was right about Russia ,

well Willard usually is ...

every time he puts his finger in the wind..

and 2 or 3 weeks after repeats what Governor Sarah Palin has said the month before..

to good reviews..

So since Gov Palin was right about Russia..

No-original-thought Willard would have to be too...

6 posted on 03/04/2014 3:01:04 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana


Was it not Mitt’s establishment people who worked their spells to minimize Palin? It was only when it mattered to Mitt’s aspirations, or were those of his wife, that reality became important. If she had managed to carry McCain across the finish line a winner, Mitt would have lost his chance to even run.

7 posted on 03/04/2014 3:16:41 AM PST by mazda77
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When I see the clips of Obama being such a smart a$$, trying to be funny when he says “the 80’s called and they want their foreign policy back” it makes my blood boil.

I thought I couldn’t dislike this “man” more than I do, but I can! He’s such a smarmy, arrogant, condescending, treacherous human. I know we don’t like Mitt here, but I still wish he had won.

8 posted on 03/04/2014 3:31:11 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
This post is nonsense.

Gov. Palin recognized this and Romney's bastard surrogates attacked her and her children for it.

He should get down on his knees and apologize to America, too
for inflicting Obama TWICE after his gay marriage and RomneyCARE inflictions.

Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."

The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.

"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."

"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."

"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"


"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"

9 posted on 03/04/2014 3:32:19 AM PST by Diogenesis
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“now they are getting recognized for their honesty.”

This is true, but unfortunately liberals can’t generalize this rightness into a larger context. Therefore they will continue to vote liberal and only acknowledge after the fact, when it is too late, that the opposition was right yet again. The fact that Palin and Romney were proven correct and Obama wrong will not net even one additional vote from the liberals.

10 posted on 03/04/2014 3:48:32 AM PST by Gen.Blather
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To: Diogenesis

That used car pic of Romney always crack me up.

11 posted on 03/04/2014 4:17:37 AM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The liberals often roll out the opinions of squish Republicans when they agree with whatever position they’re taking at the moment. Hardly surprising.

Russia is not our friend. Sometimes they’re an annoyance. But they’re hardly a threat to the safety and well-being of this country. And they did both us and Israel a solid (albeit for their own reasons) by derailing Obama’s insane plan to set up an al-Qaeda controlled government in Syria.

If muttonhead Romney was on the same side as Obama on that issue, that speaks against him, not Russia.

12 posted on 03/04/2014 5:08:51 AM PST by Patriotism Populism Tradition (Except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“...but we still love Obama and he can do no wrong, republicans are racist and hatecwomen.”

13 posted on 03/04/2014 6:13:10 AM PST by Organic Panic
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