Romney Won't Look at Russia with Rose-Colored Glasses

Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 03:50 PM

By Lev Navrozov

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I was watching Fox News, when an image of President Barack Obama delivering a message flashed on the screen for a mere second. The clip was gone no sooner than it appeared, but it was enough for me to catch it: “I run not on what I have done, but on what I will do.”

It is customary for every big company to evaluate the performance of its employees at least once every year. Those who did well for the company get promoted and enjoy raises. Those who underperform get fired.

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GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney assured the American people that he won't look at Russia through rose-colored glasses.
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So, I thought, now is the time to evaluate President Obama’s performance, to see if he has lived by his promises and done any good for the country.

Obama Pledged in 2008: “There’s new energy to harness, new jobs to be created, new schools to build, and threats to meet, alliances to repair. But, America, I have never been more hopeful than I am tonight that we will get there. I promise you, we as a people will get there.”

That was four years ago. Let’s see if he has kept his optimistic promises:

The price of gas is skyrocketing, millions of jobs are gone, unemployment is over 8 percent, our national debt rose to $16 trillion, and American children have not made it to the top of the list in math and sciences.

Obama said that improving education ranks No.1 on his list of his priorities. He also said he “loves teachers.” What exactly did he mean by that? As in every profession, there are those armed with college teaching degrees, but who are absolutely incapable or disinterested in passing their knowledge to children. There are also those wise, brilliant teachers we remember for life.

Has Obama done anything to encourage and reward talented teachers who exhibit special talent and excellence in educating our children? No, I think not.

All in all this did not prevent Obama during the presidential debates from arrogantly bragging about his alleged achievements. If you listened only to what he had to say, you’d think that jobs are coming back, women are happy, there is no foreign debt, we have great teachers, and our country is thriving. You would believe that there are not millions of people on food stamps and thanks to the president’s foreign policy, that the world — even Libya? — is friendly to America.

Reality is just what Obama says it is. Listen to what he says, not what he does. Will American voters again fall into his trap?

The American economy is in a shambles, and the recent events in Libya have also revealed Obama’s inability to defend our great country abroad.

The attack on American property, and the murder of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Benghazi — all killed in the line of duty — constitute an act of war, which Obama and his administration are trying to keep under wraps by concealing the truth, distorting facts, and shamelessly lying to the American public.

I hold Obama responsible for his incompetence and his treacherous inability to handle American foreign policy. Can you imagine our future if Obama gets elected for a second term? Vladimir Putin’s school of Marxist socialist methods has not been lost on Obama.

Was it not intentional on Obama’s part to have been visiting England when a group of Chinese military generals was allowed to inspect secret American military bases never before accessible to an outsider? He later used his being away as an excuse. As a lawyer, he should know that ignorance is never an excuse!

During the last presidential debate, Obama accused Mitt Romney of considering Putin’s Russia the No. 1 threat to the United States, an accusation that the former Massachusetts governor dismissed, describing Russia as a geopolitical foe.

“Russia does continue to battle us in the U.N. time and time again,” Romney said during the debate. “I have clear eyes on this. I’m not going to wear rose-colored glasses when it comes to Russia, or Mr. Putin.”

Unfortunately, the president cannot make the same statement.

Remember when Obama was caught on a hot microphone telling outgoing Russian President Dimitry Medvedev that he will be in a better position to negotiate with Russia over a missile defense program after the election?

Said Obama: “This is going to be my last election. After my election I will have more flexibility.”

Medvedev said he would transmit the information to Putin (the former KGB spymaster). Putin’s response was not long in waiting. In an interview with a Russian newspaper, Putin said that he likes Obama, that he considers him an honest and trusted man whom he would like to be friends with.

According to Russian press accounts, Medvedev delivered a letter from Putin to Obama during the G-8 Summit at Camp David on May 20. “I delivered him (Obama) a letter from Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin, in which we stipulate our position with respect to our mutual relations,” said Medvedev in one account. “Our two great nations have common problems, which we will solve together on a mutual basis.”

Russian soldiers will be training with U.S. military forces in the United States — and not without Obama’s blessing.

There is one week left before the presidential election. Do not let Obama destroy this great nation. My only hope for this nation to survive and recapture its former greatness is to fire Obama — for his inept economic policies and what I would argue is his treacherous foreign policy.

Let us send the president to join the ranks of those unemployed Americans, who lost their jobs through Obama’s incompetence in handling the American economy. Let us give our votes to Mitt Romney — a wise man, and successful businessman, who knows how to put this country back on track.

Lev Navrozov is a journalist, author, and columnist who is a winner of the Albert Einstein Prize for outstanding intellectual achievements. He can be reached at levnavrozov@gmail.com. Read more reports from Lev — Click Here Now.




























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