Skip to comments.Flashback: Obama’s debate zinger on Romney’s ’1980s’ foreign policy (video)
Posted on 03/21/2014 11:09:16 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
Seven months later, during their debate showdown, Obama was ready with a zinger.
First, however, he mischaracterized Romneys original point. Governor Romney, Im glad that you recognize that al-Qaeda is a threat, because a few months ago when you were asked whats the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia, not al-Qaeda, Obama said. That was wrong, as there is a difference between threat and foe. During the debate, Romney called Obama on this error, emphasizing he was talking about Russia at the United Nations.
Russia, I indicated, is a geopolitical foe. Not Excuse me. Its a geopolitical foe, and in the same paragraph I said, and Iran is the greatest national security threat we face. Russia does continue to battle us in the U.N. time and time again.
For the purposes of the debate, such subtleties apparently did not matter. Obama offered a jab that spawned approving headlines: The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because the Cold Wars been over for 20 years .When it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policies of the 1950s, and the economic policies of the 1920s.
The Bottom Line
Obamas comment on the 1980s was clearly a planned zinger. In the wake of the Crimea standoff, odds are the anonymous author of that line is not eager to be identified. But it probably seemed like a clever idea at the time.
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Reagan extinguished the cold war. Obama re-ignited it.
Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama enslaved the free.
Roosevelt (they say) saved America from the Great Depression. Obama's plunged us right back into it.
And let me add that it is remarkable that the Washington Post is reminding readers today that Obama’s reset was fatally flawed from the beginning. I am somewhat amazed since the New York Times has yet to admit that one of its reporters LIED about the mass murder the Russian Soviets perpetrated on the Ukrainian people in 1933. Today, Holocaust deniers are treated like the cranks and malicious nutjobs that they are. Yet, the NYT never returned the Pulitzer Walter Duranty received even though no one thinks he merely made a mistake about this mass murder of millions of ordinary and innocent people for merely being producers of grain.
Preaching to the converted. Talk to the 50% of the American people who voted for the stupid bastard.
Many of them read FR daily, thanks.
Obama izzz sooo brilliant. To the hip-hop crowd.
Or as someone once said, he’s the dumb person’s idea of a ‘smart person’.
The America First Committee called. They want their foreign policy back.
Please don’t insult Jimmy Carter.
Carter was stupid and naïve.
0bama is willfully destructive and evil.
Nuclear engineer vs. Social engineer
Jimmy v. Obama
Jimmy gave away hostages and the Panama Canal.
Obama gave away waivers, iPhones and the MIddle East.
The WH phone is ringing. It’s Chamberlain, asking for his naiveté’ back.
“Well the jerk store just called, and they’re running out of you !”
Why should he be ashamed? It worked well enough to help Zero win a second term. To a Democrat, power is all that matters. Reputation they can spin. Truth is immaterial.
You got that right.
Retort: Oh yeah, well the jerk store called back... And said you’re their best customer!
George: Yeah? Well, I had sex with your wife!!
As Hillary would say ("WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE") our next presidential wannabe candidate would say.
“Reagan extinguished the cold war. Obama re-ignited it.
Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama enslaved the free.
Roosevelt (they say) saved America from the Great Depression. Obama’s plunged us right back into it.”
We know that Obama is personally kind of lazy,and is really talented only as a campaigner, pitchman and liar. So a lot of the credit for these historic depredations should go to the powers behind the throne - most of whom will continue to push the agenda of transformation/takeover after he leaves office.
Who are the rest of the team? I’d propose:
- John Podesta and the Center for American Progress (identified as the main coordinator by Andrew Breitbart in his last CPAC speech before his death).
- Wade Rathke’s organizations ACORN (however renamed) and the SEIU.
- Valerie Jarret and the network of Communist Party USA (CPUSA) red diaper babies and fellow travellers.
- George Soros and whoever manages his many and changing front groups, and targets his spending for him.
Maybe we need a deck of cards, like during the Iraq War, with the faces of all the High Value Conspirators.
Who am I missing?
Richard Trumka AFL-CIO?
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