Devastating Debate Moment #1: The 1980s Are Callingon October 23, 2012 at 10:19 am
I guarantee the right will label this as “childish” and “unworthy of a president.” Bullshit. It sums up the GOP mentality perfectly and that’s what they hate about it.
Via The New York Times:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Governor Romney, I’m glad that you recognize that al-Qaida’s a threat because a few months ago when you were asked, what’s the biggest geopolitical threat facing America, you said Russia — not al-Qaida, you said Russia. And the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the Cold War’s been over for 20 years.
But, Governor, 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. You say that you’re not interested in duplicating what happened in Iraq, but just a few weeks ago you said you think we should have more troops in Iraq right now.
And the — the challenge we have — I know you haven’t been in a position to actually execute foreign policy, but every time you’ve offered an opinion, you’ve been wrong. You said we should have gone into Iraq despite the fact that there were no weapons of mass destruction. You said that we should still have troops in Iraq to this day. You indicated that we shouldn’t be passing nuclear treaties with Russia, despite the fact that 71 senators, Democrats and Republicans, voted for it.
This is what happens when you have no idea what you are talking about. Mitt Romney is a foreign policy amateur and it shows. Obama, on the other hand, has successfully navigated an enormously tricky time in the Middle East and around the world while actually being more aggressive against terrorists. George W. Bush would have started World War III with his ham handed empire building and, considering Romney has taken 17 of Bush’s neo-con warmongers onto his staff, there is every reason to suspect that Romney would follow in his bloody footsteps.
As for the rest? Pure gold. Romney does indeed want the good old days when women used coat hangers, Negroes knew their place and white people could be as racist as they wanted. His economic policies are the same ones that lead to the Great Depression. Sure! Let’s give THAT another whirl!
Mitt Romney and the GOP: Moving America forward to the past!