Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ah, The Good Old Days

Joe Biden 2012: Can you believe Mitt Romney wants to hit Syria?
. . . an amazing clip — even more amazing than when it first made the rounds a year ago, when Obama announced that he wanted to bomb the opposite side of the conflict in Syria from the one we began bombing last night. In the year since, literally every Romney 2012 position mocked by Biden in the clip below has turned out to be prescient. Romney said it was a mistake to bring everyone home from Iraq. Verdict: Yep, pretty much. Romney said we should be more confrontational and less cooperative with Russia. Verdict: You tell me. Romney implied he’d intervene in Syria to keep chemical weapons out of the hands of jihadis. Verdict: President “Red Lines” adopted the same position less than a year later. Romney claimed it was a mistake to set a date for total withdrawal from Afghanistan. Verdict: The jury’s out but I know which way I’m betting. The only detail here that hasn’t come to pass and likely won’t is what Biden says about Romney allegedly wanting war with Iran, but in reality Romney’s policy during the campaign wasn’t appreciably different from Obama’s. Funny though it may seem now, Obama took a hawkish line on Iranian nuclear weapons in both of his presidential campaigns, not unlike how he opposed gay marriage in 2008: No one believed he was sincere in either case but the pretense shielded him from a lot of political heat.
There are no good parody acts of Crazy Uncle Joe, because no one can match him.

No comments:

Post a Comment