Mitt Romney Was Right - Russians Have Disrupted American Politics Without Bullets, Nukes

December 2, 2017 | 

Given all the turmoil our country has experienced since the candidacy and presidency of Donald J. Trump, now might be a good time for several of us to make amends with former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

During his 2012 challenge of former President Barack Obama, Romney was widely ridiculed for his position that Russian was a major threat to American national security and interests. As with any presidential candidate, he had a wide array of possibilities he could have chosen.  

Romney could have said Isis, North Korea, Iran, the trade policies of China, terrorism in general, or even in what could have been a stretch for him, domestic terrorism. Instead, Romney said the biggest geo-political threat to America was Russia.

The comments were ridiculed with many critics saying it showed just out of touch he was with everyday Americans. Remember was the multi-millionaire whose wife was a dressage rider, and the same guy who said 47-percent of his potential American constituents were deadbeats waiting in line for a handout.

To be sure, not only was Romney swimming against the tide with Obama's threat assessment, his comments stood in stark contrast to Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush. Of Putin, Bush said "I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straightforward and trustworthy."  

While there was much of the Romney agenda that Americans found objectionable - he did lose both the electoral and popular vote - he was correct in his assessment of the Russian threat. So Mitt, we are here to give you a tip of the hat - you were spot-on in that assessment.

Indeed, given the current political situation our country finds itself in, the Russians and Putin have accomplished something they could never have dreamed of during the Cold War - a complete disruption of American politics. Some might say they have disrupted our government and driven a cleave dividing us into defined factions that provide the seeds for a civil war.

Of course, none of this would have been possible without a dupe, and Putin's dupe is none other than our 45th president. Which leads us back to Romney's 2012 prophecy.

During the debates, Romney said the following: "Russia does continue to battle us in the U.N. time and time again. I have clear eyes on this. I'm not going to wear rose-colored glasses when it comes to Russia, or Mr. Putin. And I'm certainly not going to say to him, I'll give you more flexibility after the election."

While Romney is an intelligent, thoughtful person, during his two runs for president, he was surrounded by a trove of advisers who undoubtedly briefed him on a host of domestic and international issues. Still, we cannot help but wonder if Romney was telegraphing some other information.

Is it possible Romney or his campaign staff was approached by the Russians and instead of going Trump, Romney did the right thing and let authorities know? If it did happen, it probably would not be revealed "in the interest of national security" until most of us here today are pushing up daisies. 

Regardless, the Putin gang are probably laughing their asses off at the current state of American politics. The seemingly disrupted American politics and did it without firing one single bullet. 


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Anonymous said...

I am sure that my actions on Wikipedia during Phobosgate, the absurd Fobos-Grunt episode on Wikipedia in 2012, proved the point. I am anti-Russia.

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