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The Russians just called President Obama and left a message: “Your foreign policy is a disaster and Mitt Romney is smarter than you.”

Okay, they didn’t do that, but you couldn’t blame them if they did, considering that they’re rolling roughshod over Ukraine and all the White House can do is blubber about not crossing “lines” that have already been crossed.

“We are watching to see … whether or not Russia is doing anything that might be crossing the line in any way,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Friday. “We made clear that the U.S. supports the territorial integrity of Ukraine and the sovereignty of Ukraine. We have made clear to Russia that we believe it would be a grave mistake to intervene in any way.

Indeed, the White House is “watching.” That is why Vladimir Putin is laughing.

For those with a short memory, it was only a couple of years ago when President Obama mocked Mitt Romney during a presidential debate regarding his growing concern over the threat Russia posed to U.S. interests around the globe.

“Gov. Romney, I’m glad you recognize al-Qaida is a threat, because a few months ago when you were asked what is the biggest geopolitical group facing America, you said Russia, not al-Qaida,” Obama said. “You said Russia. And the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back. Because the Cold War has been over for 20 years.”

What president Obama doesn’t get is that just because he says something is over, it doesn’t mean it’s over. Whether it’s in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria or anywhere else, the world’s worst actors are always seeking to gain and exert influence.

While the president makes silly “Let’s Move” videos in the Oval Office with Vice President Joe Biden, guys like Vladimir Putin are plotting and planning ways to regain a place of prominence on the world’s stage.

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What’s my strategy for keeping Russia in check? I don’t know. Don’t you see I have a “Let’s Move” video to shoot? Come on, people. Priorities…

The president’s clueless nature as it pertains to foreign affairs is exacerbated by media-types who a.) laugh along with jokes like “the 80s called and want its foreign policy back,” and b) are just as lost as the president.

Take CNN’s Chief International Correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, who told Wolf Blitzer there was no way the Russians would move in on the Ukraine…just before they did just that.

Mediate reported:

Some are concerned we might be on the eve of another Cold War,” Blitzer fretted. “What, if anything, would stop Vladimir Putin from getting involved?”

“There doesn’t seem to be any notion that he is actually going to do so,” Amanpour insisted.

“The U.S. right now says it only sees Russia’s military exercises ‘within the normal range,’” she continued. “It does not see any of the kind of massive planning that Russia would have to do in terms of planning, and logistics, and securing air, and land, and rail, and road corridors to incur into Ukraine.”

She noted that a 1990s-era treaty signed by both Russia and Western nations guarantees Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

Less than 24 hours later armored personnel carriers, thousands of troops and Hind attack helicopters rolled in.

Russian armored personnel carriers are on their way to Crimea, and Ukrainian officials are calling it a “military invasion and occupation.”

A convoy of nine Russian armored personnel carriers and a truck on a road between the port city of Sevastopol and the regional capital, Sinferopol, the Associated Press reported.

“I can only describe this as a military invasion and occupation,” Ukraine’s newly named interior minister, Arsen Avakov, wrote in an online statement.

Meanwhile, Russians armed with rifles and wearing military uniforms stormed into Crimea’s main airport and took up positions on Friday. Agence France-Presse confirmed that 2,000 armed Russian were airlifted into the area.

Russia has flexed it’s muscles in Syria. Russia has flexed its muscled in Iran. Russia has flexed its muscles in the Ukraine. It is sending spy ships to Havana, Cuba. Meanwhile, the president of the United States is jogging in circles around the Oval Office with Joe Biden.

The next time the president tries to ridicule his political opponents, take a moment to remember what a joke Vladimir Putin is making of America’s commander-in-chief.

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About the Author Douglas Ernst

I'm a former Army guy who believes success comes through hard work, honesty, optimism, and perseverance. I believe seeing yourself as a victim creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. I believe in God. I'm a USC Trojan with an MA in Political Science from American University.

25 comments

  1. Russia has seeked their “buffer” from the west for centuries. I’m suprised Obama didn’t see that pattern; which is why I thought he was out of line with what he said to Ronney. I feel bad for the Ukrainians left to be pawns in this scenario….again.

    1. It’s incredibly frustrating that someone like you could bring up the buffer against the West two years ago and, depending on your company, be laughed out of the room. “Hahaha. Oh, Patrick! That’s a good one. Go reframe that poster of Ronald Reagan on your wall. We’ve got a man who understands diplomacy in office now.”

    2. I remember how the left mocked Romney when he talked about Russia and the buffer against the West. And it turns out Romney was right. Remember, Obama also claimed that “Al Qaeda was on the run” but anyone with a brain knew that was false. He’s clueless, and so are the LIVs he calls his supporters. I mentioned a few years ago how I thought Russia was starting to look like the old Soviet Union, and it turns out my prediction is slowly coming true.

      And the Let’s Move program is ridiculous, to say the least. Yeesh.

    3. When it happened you could tell that certain members of the media wanted it to be one of those comments that sticks the dagger in campaign. They giggled and laughed and acted like it was the funniest political zinger ever.

      Well, actually, no. It wasn’t. Romney was a serious man in a political landscape filled with people who only want to make Big Bird jokes. And now, the U.S. is suffering for it. We have no one to blame but ourselves.

    4. Exactly. They’re like immature children. Obama’s smart aleck comments about his opponents have always bothered me. Anytime he makes such comments they act like it’s the best joke they’ve ever heard and giggle like the children they are.

      Sadly, that’s what happens to people who try to be serious about the problems we face. Paul Ryan tries to address the debt, and the left creates a commercial where he pushes a senior off a cliff. He tried to be the adult in the room, and in a short amount of time a childish commercial was produced mocking him. Romney tried to address the problems we face, and yet the MSM and Obama focused on the phony “War on Women” and Big Bird and binders jokes.

      It’s sad, but not surprising.

  2. We have no one to blame but ourselves.—-

    “The greatest argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with an average voter”–
    Winston Churchill

    But then what should we expect when the President is more concerned with playing golf than running the country.

  3. It’s like he’s completely ignorant on really simple, repeating patterns that occur on a global, political scale.
    No, he’s too busy making stupid videos with his senile manservant, Biden. I mean, how–even though he’s surrounded by yes men–how does no one pull him aside and go “Mr. President, your position and office is one of the most important ON THE PLANET…this kind of…Saturday Night Live-esque commercial for your wife’s stupid hobby is really beneath your position and is sending a really, really, REALLY bad message to a country that is this close to actually challenging you to act on some of your threats.”

    1. When he isn’t making smart-alecky comments about his opponents or trying to distract people from important issues such as the national debt, the high unemployment rate, the Obamacare disaster and so on by drumming up a fake “War on Women” or using the recent drought in California as “evidence” of climate change, he’s either out golfing or doing stupid things like filming a video for his wife’s “cause.” He’s so clueless about practically everything that he makes Jimmy Carter (another incompetent President) look competent by comparison.

    2. I’ll cut Obama slack for the jog, all first ladies have a central cause, and childhood obesity is an issue…..not sure today was the best day to release the jog video, but I can’t fault him for supporting his wife. When Bush heard the 9/11 attacks were happening, it was in a classroom setting reading books as childhood literacy was Mrs. Bush’s cause.

      I think it was Doug who once referenced that Obama had problems with his professorial approach to issues and getting that to work in the real world. Guys like Putin probably won’t follow what a classroom lecture says about democracy/ukraine’s sovereignty etc. it seemed silly and naive to me for the administration to send Sec. Clinton to Moscow in 2008 with an actual “reset button” and expect Russia to play nicely. Romney certainly has business credentials, and I think he voiced legitimate concerns about foreign policy; unfortunately the process does resemble American Idol sometimes; and I think Romney played to nicely in the last debate.

    3. I just like that she’s like, “we worked really hard at getting the translation right,” and then he’s essentially like, “It’s wrong.” 🙂

    4. I would say “Saturday Night Life” is a good way to describe his administration. These are the same people who think it’s more important to stay in the good graces of the entertainment community than to hammer out a strategy for keeping some of the most tyrannical regimes as irrelevant as possible.

      Obama likes domestic policy. That’s his thing. He’s always been skittish about being commander-in-chief. He doesn’t like American military might and he doesn’t like the idea of America as a super power. He wishes America and New Zealand exerted the same amount of influence around the world. He thinks Cameroon should have be able to power check us at the global table. It’s weird.

      I have nothing against other smaller countries, but the fact of the matter is this: other countries always act in their self interest, but Obama thinks that if he’s a really nice guy everyone will respect him and do the right thing. Sorry, countries like Russia will step all over you if you let them.

      In the absence of American leadership others will fill the vacuum. Sometimes you might luck out and another free country will step up to the plate. However, more often than not a guy like Putin is going to take control. It’s really not that hard to figure out.

  4. So you guys what wanna start a war with Russia, over the Ukraine? Thank the Lord a Republican ISN’T in the White House…

  5. Nothing like a world crisis to bring out the trolls. Although i’ve posted nothing political in some time on my blog, our close troll buddies from Missoula and Minnesota have been searching my blog for lord-knows-what.

    1. LOL. No, I’m not a troll but I am from Minnesota. I think you have me confused for someone else. 🙂
      As for Anonymous troll from Utah, how on Earth did he leap to that conclusion? I don’t think anyone here has advocated for war with Russia over the Ukraine.

      As for Lizard, I have my doubts about him maturing. I really do. Same with Emmanuel.

    2. Probably not. Most trolls aren’t very well-read. They’re all about emotional hit-and-run attacks.

  6. Romney would have been an exceptionally good president, but the women of the United States would not have it, and so here we are. (A majority of men voted for Romney while a majority of women voted for mr. Obama, and there are more women than men voting).

    As for Manchurian Obama, he is not clueless and no comedian. He is committed to the destruction of American power and influence. He believes our nation is inimical to world health and seeks to save the world from us.

    His mocking of Romney I’ll bet was fueled in part by his barely veiled admiration for Soviet-style subjugation of a citizenry. His “you didn’t build that” is a neo-Soviet classic.

    And so Obama’s indulgence of Russian reassembly of the USSR is because he likes the idea on many levels. Perhaps he even imagines it would be a counterweight to China, blah blah. As for the hundreds of millions of people who will suffer and die under a new iron curtain? He cares nothing of them.

    He is a classic petty bureaucrat drunk on power he doesn’t deserve, a doorman to a dance club who enjoys denying entry to the non-beautiful people (I.e., most of us).

    Some Liberals seek to help the masses and inadvertently hassle, torture and choke them. This one does it on purpose.

    1. All Obama had to do was drum up that phony “War on Women” (and make Romney out to be a member of the He-Man Women Hater’s Club) to distract people from things like the $17 trillion debt, rising gas prices and real issues and the monolithic LIVs ate it up without question. Even though it was nothing but nonsensical hyperbole, especially when you consider that Roe vs Wade was resolved in the 1970s.

      And that Soviet Union-esque “you didn’t build that” line made me shake head back in 2012 and still makes me shake my head to this day. Yes, people build businesses on their own and without government help.

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