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Monday, September 26, 2016

According to The New York Times, Mitt Romney’s son Matt had a special message to deliver on a recent business trip to Russia:

…Mr. Romney told a Russian known to be able to deliver messages to Mr. Putin that despite the campaign rhetoric, his father wants good relations if he becomes president, according to a person informed about the conversation.

The senior Romney’s bluster on Russia raised questions about his understanding of foreign policy, given that he has little to no experience in diplomacy.

In March, the Republican nominee attempted to seize on an off-mic comment by  the president to heighten tensions with the Russian Federation. President Obama told then-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he would have more “flexibilty” after the election. Medvedev famously responded, “I will transmit this message to Vladimir.”

Romney then inserted himself into the story. He blasted the president, of course, and called Russia America’s “number one geopolitical foe,” which caused former Secretary of State Colin Powell to say, “Come on, Mitt. Think!”

Putin thanked Romney for his bluster and seized the opportunity to oppose plans for a U.S.-built missile defense system:

“I’m grateful to [Romney] for formulating his stance so clearly because he has once again proven the correctness of our approach to missile defense problems,” Putin told reporters, according to Russian news agency RIA Novosti.

“The most important thing for us is that even if [Romney] doesn’t win now, he or a person with similar views may come to power in four years. We must take that into consideration while dealing with security issues for a long perspective,” Putin said.

Romney’s posturing toward Russia was clearly a convenient ploy, given his history of doing business in the former Soviet Union. His “blind trust” invested in the Russian state oil company Gazprom and then sold the stock for a loss as the election season neared.

In 2007, Romney said, “My trustee has indicated publicly that he will make an effort to make sure that my investments to the extent possible and practical, will conform with my political positions.”

Figuring out Romney’s political positions must make being his trustee a full-time job.

  • foolsdance

    No doubt. Figuring out mitt wits stance on anything is a full time job for all!

  • Hell, he’d need an entire section. One to try to conform his investments to his views, the others to stop the first guy from killing Romney.

  • nobsartist

    I am sure that Putin is reassured by the words of the sissy boy and his piker father.

    Puin could kill both with his bare hands without breaking a sweat. After dealing with the bush crime family, I am sure that Putin is betting on President Obama winning by a landslide, otherwise, time to sap some sissy boy necks.

  • “my investments to the extent possible and practical, will conform with my political positions.” Translation: “If elected I will see to it that any and all legislation I sign is beneficial to my investments.” How come somebody didn’t catch this?

    • Because hatred for a Black President has blinded the eyes of Romney supporters to reality. It’s so sad that there are so many who have turned on their blinders to the truth..

    • TheSkalawag929

      It would appear that there were enough that caught it.
      President Obama was re-elected.

  • Romney’s own son admit that all his dad has been spewing during the entire campaign has been nothing more than rhetoric. RethugLIArcons falsely accused President Obama of sending a secretive message to Putin. This is exactly what Romney and his surrogates, in this case his son is doing. RethugLIARcons are all liars, Marxists, racists, cheaters, stealers and every other thing that is evil. I don’t want to hear another single lie coming from their party that they are the party of morals, values and principles. That would be the biggest lie of gargatuan proportions! Reagan would turn over in his grave if he saw what has become of his party today. It is not longer the Republican party. It still has a “r” in it. It is now the Racist party.

    • grammyjill

      Regan would go back to being a democrate.

  • Swedishone

    What a “Group” on both sides !

  • Mimi2kool

    Romney is a hypocrite of the highest order. He will say anything and do anything to achieve his goals.

  • Sure hate to see the “flexibility” America has if Obama is re-elected. If it’s anything like Benghazi, or fast and furious we surely will on dangerous ground.

    • nobsartist

      yes, it would be much better to have someone like the AWOL coke head that lied us into 2 wars and is the only “president” convicted of war crimes.

      Actually, since both willard and the coker were draft dodgers, it makes perfect sense to elect one as “Commander in Chief”.

      By the way, you will be much more articulate after you learn to write in complete sentences.

      That happens in 3rd grade so maybe next year…….

      benghazi, benghazi, haliburton, haliburton, haliburton

    • Justin Napolitano

      You don’t know a damn thing about Benghazi. All you have are opinions based on nothing.

  • Romney’s comments on Russia are equal to Sarah Palins comments on her equal knowledge of Russia. Nothing changes if nothing changes. In this regard, in this instance, just on this alone, I’d vote merely on party lines. This ignorance just keeps flowing when a mic is put in front of them. I think the American people as a whole are tired of pretending. Continued change has found its definite place in a second term, if not for the mere fact that we cannot afford to repeat the ignorant decision to have “W” drive the bus………..

  • Ed

    Of course Mitt will want good relatioms with Russia. He hasn’t sent any American jobs there yet. See a great market opportunity.

  • zeldaq

    mr. romney has set the progress of the arms reduction back at least forty years. it’s typical GOP posturing. neither mitt or his sons have did any military service for this country. the GOP , when in power, were always quick to send everyone else’s sons and daughters to war, but never their own. BUSH did this with iraq, and now ” mr. plastic balls mitt ” wants a war with russia. but rest assured non of his family, or the SPECIAL people will be in harms way. the 47% will do the fighting and dying. tomorrow will tell the story. we could have a peaceful next four years, or more war that we can’t afford, and don’t want.

  • Who is running for President – Romney or the Romney Family. Is this man incapable of cleaning up his own mistakes?

  • Jack Wormer

    For a father to send his first-born to his self-appointed FOE, why that would be infanticide, child-abuse, and a sign of intestinal fortitude – OF THE SON!

  • adriancrutch

    Mitt has the largest BUTTPLUG on the planet!

  • old_blu

    Romney and his sissy boy kids are trying to take us back to the 60’s with Russia.

  • HajjaRomi

    I’m surprised Mitt’s boy didn’t insult Putin the way his daddy did in London. Maybe they are learning how to behave in public. Or maybe they just DON’T HAVE THE GUTS to insult the Russians they way they know they can the Brits.

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  • David Starkey

    THANK GOD WE DODGED THE BULLET OF ANOTHER ADMINISTRATION’S VERSION OF “COWBOY DIPLOMACY”.
    AS A CIVILIZED CITIZEN OF EARTH, THE U.S.A., TEXAS & DALLAS, I AM ASHAMED OF OUR RECENT “CONTRIBUTION” TO HISTORY.
    I KNOW EVERYONE WILL REMEMBER HIS FUMBLING OF OUR ECONOMY TO THE BRINK OF A 2ND GREAT DEPRESSION, BUT WILL THEY REMEMBER HIS “YORE EITHER WITH US, OR AGIN US” METHOD OF ALIENATION ON A GLOBAL SCALE.