Bitter Loser Mitt Romney Calls President Obama a Foreign Policy Failure

Mitt Romney smiling benghazi

Politicizing tragedy is what Mitt Romney excels in, so naturally, he took this moment in history to criticize the President.

Foreign policy bumbler Mitt Romney had yet another bitter break with reality, during which he projected his blatant foreign policy incompetence onto President Barack Obama.

In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal “The Price of Failed Leadership”, Romney called President Obama a failure at foreign policy for failing to act. Attributing our “hands being tied” to a failure to act on time, Romney wrote:

Our tough talk about a red line in Syria prompted Vladimir Putin’s sleight of hand, leaving the chemicals and killings much as they were. We say Bashar Assad must go, but aligning with his al Qaeda-backed opposition is an unacceptable option.

Somehow, if Romney were in charge, none of this would be happening because cowboys. Notice how he never tells us what he would do. But even when Romney is specific, he can change course within hours.

In 2012, Colin Powell noted Mitt Romney’s “moving target foreign policy, “I mean, it’s a moving target. One day he has a certain strong view about staying in Afghanistan, but then on Monday night he agrees with the withdrawal. Same thing in Iraq. On almost every issue that was discussed on Monday night, Governor Romney agreed with the President with some nuances. But this is quite a different set of foreign policy views than he had earlier in the campaign. And my concern, which I’ve expressed previously in a public way, is that sometimes I don’t sense that he has thought through these issues as thoroughly as he should have, and he gets advice from his campaign staff that he then has to adjust to modify as he goes along. ”

Powell’s comment brings back the painful memories of Mitt flip flopping on almost every single issue. The only thing he seemed consistent on was that single mothers were the cause of America’s woes. Speaking of his views on women, Romney lumped former Secretary of State, former Senator, and former First Lady Hillary Clinton with the President in an obvious 2016 play. Romney wrote:

President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton traveled the world in pursuit of their promise to reset relations and to build friendships across the globe. Their failure has been painfully evident: It is hard to name even a single country that has more respect and admiration for America today than when President Obama took office, and now Russia is in Ukraine. Part of their failure, I submit, is due to their failure to act when action was possible, and needed.

Romney, the fellow who couldn’t even manage to be a competent guest at the London Olympics without causing an international stir and making a fool of himself to the point that London officials were publicly mocking him, thinks that Obama and Clinton are failures.

Romney, who ran to the press before any facts were in just to take a gleeful I-win-because-people-died walk of shame hours after the Benghazi attack, attacked Clinton and Obama because they wait for information.

Romney continued, “Some simply cannot envision the future and are thus unpleasantly surprised when it arrives. Some simply hope for the best. Others succumb to analysis paralysis, weighing trends and forecasts and choices beyond the time of opportunity.”

Romney sees waiting for facts as not being prepared, which might explain some of his blunders. It also helps to understand his position when we recall that 17 of Romney’s 24 special advisers on foreign policy served under Bush. So, his attempt at a barb, “Able leaders anticipate events, prepare for them, and act in time to shape them,” actually translates to: Claim there are WMD, act before the facts are evident.

That Romney saw this as a good time to air his bitterness yet again at losing an election is just par for the Republican course these days. There is no patriotism or unity when Republicans lose the White House. Everything is an opportunity to dance on the grave of their previous patriotism like hungry, jealous hoodlums looting during a tragedy.

Republicans see foreign affairs as static. Romney is trying to take some kind of victory dance, as if nothing had changed since the Cold War. He is the person who claimed in 2012 that Russia was our number one geopolitical foe, totally forgetting about al-Qaeda. It’s always the 80s when it comes to Republican foreign policy. Now Romney wants to pass this love affair with the Cold War off as foresight, as if time had stood still in the interim.

The only time Republicans get off of Russia is when they are fear mongering the public with other enemies that will kill us all asap, unless we hand unchecked power over to the Republican president.

It seems very distant from Mitt Romney’s mind that there are actual people involved in foreign affairs, and these situations are not black and white. The man who couldn’t handle being a guest at the Olympics without putting his foot in his mouth believes that he could handle much tougher nuances just fine. Just give him the red button already, because it’s his turn.

Someone might want to interrupt the former Governor’s fantasy, and when they do, they might kindly point out that this is partly why he lost to Obama. Romney doesn’t see what is; he sees what he wants to see. He fought a fictional Obama in 2012, and he’s still doing it now.

Image: Mitt Romney smiling during presser about the Benghazi attacks, just hours after they happened.

58 Replies to “Bitter Loser Mitt Romney Calls President Obama a Foreign Policy Failure”

  1. I don’t think there is anyway to get through to this sociopath that he lost.

    In his mind, he was and is entitled, period. Entitled to everything he wants. He lost? No, no he didn’t. There is some mistake, a grave flaw in how “elections” are managed. A flaw that made it appear that Obama won the election, not him.

    It is okay to have elections that pacify people into thinking that their vote makes a difference. It is not okay to have elections that allow the people to actually make a difference.

    In his mind, Mitt Romney is president regardless of votes cast. The only problem was not having a convincing way to simply toss away election results that mistakenly gave the appearance of an Obama win. That is what he is bitter about.

  2. During his President’s run he went to Europe to sample his foreign policy experience and embarase himself and the country. He was a bafoon over there so he can’t talk about anyone’s foreign affair policies.

  3. And how many wars would this chicken hawk have started. He’s all for war as long as it’s somebody elses kids that fight it. What did they call him in England? Oh yeah Mitt the twit!!! Thank god he did not win.

  4. Not just Romney. McCain and Palin certainly have never realized that their ticket lost. Is this a problem for Republicans?

  5. Mitt is only a phony shyster in selling crap only to empower & enrich himself, with his sneaky phony business scams, and phony religions scam!! He will lie straight to your face with a smiling dealer would do or a lowest hidden snake with the power of wealth
    !!………………… joe

  6. oh gee, no more trillions wasted on killing people in forgeign lands that did nothing to us? tsk, tsk. I’ll never forget all those Iraqi’s THEY killed for NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION and the TRILLIONS we’re still paying to the war mongers companies and the companies rebuilding Iraq .

  7. I am sick and tired of these neo cons. Exactly what should we do? Go to war? Threaten nuclear war? I wake up everyday feeling lucky these insane people are not in charge and if any of baggers have a half way sane thought on what we should do I would like to hear it. The key word is sane

  8. Remember, Koch brothers, Bill Kristol, Karl Rove and Ari Fleischer personally picked Mitt Romney to be the nomination for Republican Party in 2012 elections. They are also the sure fire losers, unleashed Mitt to pillorying President Obama in every turns, no matter what, even if he lost badly. Mitt is the most whining loser ever seen in the history of Presidential elections.

  9. All you have to do is watch the documentary ‘Mitt’ to see what an incompetent, empty suit this guy is.. He is pathetic

  10. There is certainly a lot of criticism from Mitt Romney. When unemployment was at 8 percent he could knock it down. Of course, he never explained how he could do it, save for the Hail Mary pass of trickle down economics. Now it is Crimea and the “weak” position. My oh my, Mr. Romney, is that today’s view ? Planning to change your view tomorrow or the next day?
    Crimea truly is a non-issue. It has belonged to Russia and for more time than it was independent. Mr. Romney would pursue the old USSR policies because that would be his brain trust.

  11. Now tbone64 you are simply too hard on Mitt Romney.
    He simply forgot to bring his spokesperson to clarify his statements.

  12. WoW!
    We really dodged a bullet there!
    I think most Americans are war
    weary.
    What Bush/Cheney did was egregious!
    Thousands dead, hundreds of thousands
    wounded, for what? NOTHING!
    Then to joke about it?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvliUuXjbL4
    There is a special place in HELL for him
    & his minions.
    I’m thankful we have a President who
    will only take our Country to war as a last
    resort. That is as it should be.

  13. Sorry, folks. You come across as the bitter losers. He’s got megabucks, a happy family, and a good life. And he’s entitled to his opinion, however much it may sting.

    This administration is bumbling badly on the world stage, and others are paying the price. Our president withdrew without warning proposed missile bases from Poland and the Czech Republic. He has left our allies weakened.

    If it’s any consolation, and it shouldn’t be, all of Western Europe seems to be in a 1930s-style coma. Putin has noticed. Have you?

  14. rommey just reminds me that MONEY doesn’t guarantee happiness, this sick misguided creature just can’t shut up!! WHY can’t other republicans see how utterly pathetic he and his wife REALLY are????? Do you see Al Gore BIT%HING and moaning daily??? and Gore would have a legitimate reason to complain. willard rommey is a little boy in a old mans body!! he’s still that rich douchebag teenager who thought picking on gay people was cute!!

  15. What do we expect form the stuffed Suit !! one Clueless Bitter ass who can’t buy his way into the White House.

  16. One thing you can be sure about with cowboy diplomacy is constant wars. The only way to “prepare” for that is massive defense spending. So what if you have to put it on the credit card. Oh don’t worry about the credit card bill, later we can blame that on the poor, the old, the disabled.

  17. @marty! WTF are you ranting about? losers?? no one here ran for president and made a DAMN fool out of themselves domestically and internationally!! that was your BOY willard! so in your convoluted world the British media are LOSERS too because they so correctly indentified willard as “MITT THE TWIT” now what were you saying about LOSERS?

  18. Oh come on you cannot be serious, this idiot left the country to get out of the Vietnam draft, he lived in a mansion in Paris.

    He and McCain and Palin should form a losers club.

  19. “he sees what he wants to see.” While this is a human trait, Republicans have taken it way beyond reason. Delusional is what I call it, especially coming from Romney

  20. Romney is a HYPOCRITE, HE HAVE THE AUDACITY TO ATTACK THE PRESIDENT on the same PEOPLE HE’S DOING BUSINESS WITH, HE CAN’T GET OVER HE LOST BY A BIG MARGAIN AND HE TRIED TO CHEAT HE WANT TO THROW THE PRESIDENT OUT THE WHITE HOUSE, HE AND HIS WIFE SAID PRESIDENT OBAMA AND WIFE HAD THEY TIME IN THE WHITE HOUSE,SINCE ROMNEY LOST, HE REFUSE TO RESPECT THE MAN (PRESIDENT)IN OFFICE, WE ARE JUST SO SICK OF THESE LOOSERS, CAN’T ACCEPT they lost.

    LAST NIGHT RACHEL MADDOW MSNBC, SHINNED A LIGHT ON CROOKS LIKE ROMNEY, KOCH BROTHERS and THE REAL KICKER, EXXON GAS AND OIL CO., PLOTTED TO MAKE RUSSIA THE RICHES COUNTRY IN OIL, IN 2011 AFTER HEARING RACHEL LAST NIGHT WE DID SOME FACT CHECK, ON EXXON, RACHEL TOLD THE TRUTH ABOUT EXXON, SHE ALSO SAID THERE ARE OTHER CORP., HAVE BUSINESS WITH PUTIN, THEY ARE SELLING THIS COUNTRY OUT , NOW THEY ARE TRYING TO BLAME PRESIDENT ABOUT WHAT HAPPEN IN CRIMEA, HOW IS THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA FAULT? NOW THEY’RE BLAMING THE MISSING AIRPLANE ON THE PRESIDENT.

  21. ROMNEY and the REPUBLICANS ARE TRYING TO FIND FAULT WITH PRESIDENT FOREIGN POLICY, WE SEE NOTHING WITH HIS FOREIGN POLICY,HE DON’T LET PEOPLE PUSH HIM INTO THINGS. WE THINK THE RIGHT IS JEALOUS AND ENVY AND THEY HATE THE PRESDIENT OBAMA, BECAUSE HE KICKED TWO WHITE MEN BUTTS.

    PRESIDENT OBAMA IS A GREAT PRESIDENT AND HE IS THE BEST WE HAVE HAD.

  22. Bitter might not be strong enough here.. try sore, as in Romney is being a sore loser by whining, bitching and moaning about the supposed ‘failure’ of our President.

    There’s a difference between doing the right thing and the wrong thing. The wrong thing would be having troops on the ground, because you know damn well that would cause all sorts of trouble (while the Military fat cats start their giant circle jerk in the process).

    What the President is doing is the right way to handle the situation.

  23. Let’s not forget McInsane & his vindictive shrew of a VP wanna be. I’d say they are equal to Mitt the Twit. All of them the Countries biggest pathetic, whining losers. They lost, we all won and they will never get over it.

  24. Mitt Romney is our number one threat, forget about al-Qaeda and/or Russia.

    Just imagine Romney and Christy running the show, with Palin in charge of retribution.

  25. Really, Marty?

    President Obama worked with the Russians for a year trying to get Syria to give up their WMD.

    Then he found his lever; they used poison gas on Civilians. Obama threatened them. They went running to Putin, who played peacemaker, and now we’re destroying their Chemical Weapons.

    Without the Russians having to do another blamed thing, BTW.

    Then there’s Iran.

    Under Bush, North Korea got the Nuke, and let’s be honest, they’re nuts.

    But under Obama, Iran finally agreed to a Nuclear Treaty which will include inspections.

    So the risk of Iran getting a Nuke just went away.

    What was it you said about “bumbling” ?

  26. That is some seriously delusional nonsense. Wow. I’m so glad I have enough sense to deal in reality, and not inhale the bitter gall that seems to sustain your kind. Blech. It’s okay, Marty, we all know exactly who the losers really are, and why.

  27. ummm… Willard? Ya know how you once said you used Ann sparingly on the campaign trail so people didn’t get tired of her? You should take that advice for yourself ’cause, well… we’re all pretty tired of you.

  28. Putin cites his old barbeque buddy and fishing partner Dubya for invading sovereign states.

    Would the B@ggers prefer a nuclear war? Do you live next to a strategic target?

    How would have as president got us into a nuclear war sooner? McCain or Romney… at least McCain wasn’t a draft dodger.

  29. It’s jealousy. Obama beat their ass twice. They believed they had it in the bag in 2012. Karl Rove was in cahoots with SOS Jon Husted of Ohio to rig the election. Look up the hackers Anonymous for what went down election night online. That’s why Porky Pig had that stuttering meltdown on Fox news & refused to accept defeat. That’s why Romney won’t go away & McCain won’t shut up about going to war. They will never get over losing to the charismatic, educated African American when neither has charisma, political instincts to get them that far or the brains to lead a nation.

  30. Pardon my language but this really riles me up. Why can’t that sorry son of a bitch Milt Romney just go away? The American people rejected him. I know he thought he was entitled to the white house but give it up already. I knew he was a sorry bastard but he is even worse than I thought. He would have been a worse president that w bush if that is possible. I despise W bush but at least when he left office he kept his mouth shut. This jackass Romney can’t even do that.

  31. In a clip of Romney’s Netflix movie the asshole ironed his shirt sleeves while he was wearing it. Who does these things? Idiots who strap their frightened Irish Setter dog to the top of a station wagon for a few hundred miles vacation. The dog gets sick then they lose the dog.

  32. Bitter Loser Mitt Romney
    ~~~~~~~~~~

    Okay, I’ll say it.

    Another “bitter *Big L* LOSER” here, and I’m going to have to demand
    – because I’m jaw-droppingly bossy –
    a formal application to register an official declaration of objection to the 38 uncompromising posts before mine.

    Thus concludes my comment.

  33. My my, such bravado from a man who was riding his bicycle around Paris during the Vietnam war-thanks to four deferments. Willard Romney is nothing but a blabbering coward just like his friend Dick Cheney. Mitt do us all a favor; shut up and go play with your money!

  34. I sent Romney a tweet with a link to the international Pew poll showing America is more highly regarded under Pres. Obama than it was under Pres. Bush. He, McCain, Palin, and others on the right are pissed at Pres. Obama because he has yet to make any major foreign policy mistakes like the one they made in backing GWB’s plan to invade Iraq. If McCain, Palin, or Romney were in the WH, they’d have invaded Russia by now or launched an ICBM at it. Charles Pierce at Esquire tarred William Kristol’s ass today, and it was a sight to behold:
    “Blow me, you monstrous, bloodthirsty fraud, you silly, stupid chickenhawk motherfker who plays army man with the children of people who are so much better than you are, and who would feed innocent civilians in lands you will never visit into your own personal meatgrinder to service your semi-annual martial erection.”
    http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/bill-kristol-war-weariness-031814
    http://www.pewglobal.org/database/indicator/1/survey/all/

  35. No I believe you are living in a time warp!! Bushie Pumpkin Pie made this country a bitter pill to swallow. I have traveled and let me assure you that those aboard are grateful that the MITTEN did not win, and for damn sure, President Obama is much more smarter than the Mitten!!! The Mitten proved it during his run for the Presidency, what, three times!!! Get a life Mitten and have Marty ride with you to your HOUSE OF CARDS!!!

  36. President Romney is giving Øbama only ONE-HALF the credit he deserves:

    He is a complete domestic policy failure, also.

  37. Yes, the long term positive job growth and the market in record levels prove your statement.

    Oh wait…

    If there was a president Romney, you would not like what he would be doing. Unless you enjoy paying the rich peoples taxes for them

  38. We know that the five Mitt sons have not signed to sign for the military so that they could fight for our freedom. Have any Romney served in the military?

  39. I find his remarks about being “prepared” hilarious, because his penchant for continuously putting his foot in his big, flapping mouth shows that he was perpetually unprepared during his ill-fated presidential campaign. His remarks are also hilarious when one considers how he was so confident he would win the White House that unlike President Obama, he only prepared a victory speech without also preparing a concession one. It’s pure comedy how he liked to brag about his British roots, yet he went over there and made a 14-karat fool of himself with his security blunder and his tactless remarks about their preparedness for hosting the Olympics in 2012. As a result, they openly made fun of him. His ineptitude is on a par with Simple Sarah’s as well as McClown’s, yet these
    folks had a sense of entitlement that prevented them from seeing that they lost to a man who stands head and shoulders above them. He is just as clueless as ever, and thank goodness he lost.

  40. What is Pres. Obamas Foreign policy? In Israel, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt.. name most any country… ally or foe our relations are worse.
    Maybe we would see the light at the end of the tunnel if anybody could answer that question but, any attempt to do so reveals that we are back to digging the hole left by Jimmy Carter.
    Q. Will it take the blinding atomic light for the rest of his supporters wake up?

  41. Lets be clear here, if a good leader is able to see the future, then Willard is a lousy leader. Why did Willard run for a second term for Governor or President for that matter if a good leader is able to see the future and know he would lose. I know I never look to Willard for any advise beyond how to screw the little guy, the worker!

  42. The Brits don’t trust us, Israel is prepared to go alone to protect themselves and our interest , Syria is now a stronger ally of a resurgent Russia whom thumbs their nose at us (how is that for a reset).
    We have caved on nukes in Iran and the Suadis are drifting away in disgust as they see us as unreliable, wait for some changes in that house of cards. We support any change that happens in Egypt because we have no real principles (the policy in lieu of principle is leading from behind. Europe will not even get behind this administrations sanctions that even Jimmy Carter calls weak. Hey maybe the bright spots in asia or africa would give you some cheer. North Korea sank our ally in the South ship and bombed their territory as they advance toward getting a nuke. China makes greater claims to pacific islands and builds railroads in africa. Do I need to go on. Please read some real news and think about what is going on in this world.

  43. Learn how to spell Saudis then you may have something to say. Other than that mommy has your Cheetos ready in the basement

  44. DJ, Thats the most intelligent thing I have read of yours.
    Bet you are glad you have spell check.
    Maybe an informed opinion based on fact rather than talking points will be in your future.

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