Breitbatty: Obama To ‘Surrender America’ To The Russians

In a meeting with Russian President Medvedev this morning, President Obama had an unfortunate ‘hot mic’ incident that will surely cause a few headaches in the West Wing for a day or two. The following exchange was recorded by reporters:

Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.

Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…

Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.

There really isn’t anything controversial about that statement. In fact, it would be regarded as an obvious truism by anyone with knowledge of American politics. Election year negotiations, whether foreign or domestic, are always impacted by concerns that weigh more heavily on campaigning than on substance.

Nevertheless, it was an inconvenient soundbite that can easily be misconstrued by the President’s opponents. While the only message Obama was conveying was that difficult concessions by both sides would become more plausible without electoral concerns hanging over their heads, Republicans were quick to jump on the gaffe as having more sinister implications. But nobody went to further extremes than the hyper-conspiracy freaks over at Breitbart’s place where they headlined their story: Obama to Putin: I’ll Surrender America After Re-election.

Really? Breitbrat Joel Pollak seems to actually believe that Obama has a secret agenda to make America subservient to Russia. I’m not sure I can explain what purpose would be served by such an agenda, but the Breitbrats probably think that it’s just part of an overall plot to destroy America by the Kenyan-born socialist usurper in the White House. One question that remains is why Obama would surrender to the Russians rather than to the Iranians with whom he allegedly shares a belief in Islam. But trying to find logic in the delusional schemes of these right-wing extremists is not a recommended exercise. It will almost always lead to failure and probably a bad migraine.


4 thoughts on “Breitbatty: Obama To ‘Surrender America’ To The Russians

  1. On a related note – I thought it was funny to see Dimitri Medvedev chide the GOP hopefuls by stating that it was 2012 and not the 1970s regarding Romney’s statement that Russia was our “Number 1 geopolitical foe”.

    It really speaks to the mindset of the electorate when candidates make that kind of dated statement and hope that it gets traction beyond a derisive snort.

    Besides, how many number one geopolitical foes can we have? I thought Iran was it, or was it North Korea?

    • And whatever happened to the claim that you never say anything derogatory about the President when he is overseas on national business? The GOP had to be reminded of that today by — John Boehner!

      • And today you have McCain repudiate what Boehner said. The GOP is positively schizophrenic. The corporatist half think this is 1979 and are waiting for the next St. Ronald to ride in and save us all from a communistic plot, and the other half it appears think its 1482 and we should all be on the lookout for crimes of heresy and apostasy,sorcery, sodomy, polygamy, blasphemy, and usury.

        The common thread I believe is that neither half believes we live in the 21st century.

        Say what you will about Russia as a political actor, they certainly haven’t done much politically to endear themselves to us recently. As a sovereign nation, that’s their perogative. But to reduce everything in geopolitics to the tried and tierd addage of, “If you’re not for us you’re against us” is not only naive, but dangerous in my opinion.

  2. I thought that Obama was a Kenyan-born socialist Muslim usurper in the White House. What gives here?
    Is he handing America over to Islam or communist Russia?
    Do Communists and Muslims get along?

    Where is my tin foil hat?

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