Republicans Saying “Obama’s Weakness” Led to Russia’s Action in Ukraine Don’t Know What the Hell They’re Talking About

pres-obama-1I’ve already grown tired of Republicans who are using the situation in Ukraine as yet another reason to try to levy some kind of attack on President Obama.  They will literally blame anything and everything on Obama.

The biggest talking point Republicans have been using against the president is that his “weakness” toward Russia (because he had the lofty goal of trying to improve relations between the two nations) is what leads countries to make such bold moves.  Essentially saying that because Obama is weak, that’s why Russia sent troops into Ukraine.

If that’s the case, then why did Russia send troops into Georgia in 2008?  You know, when George W. Bush was president?  He started two wars and invaded a nation that had not provoked (or threatened) the United States – are Republicans saying Bush was “weak” when it came to his use of military force?

Let’s not forget the thirteen U.S. embassies that were attacked while Bush was president.  That averages out to almost two per year.

And, of course, it wasn’t long after Bush took office that this country endured its largest terror attack in history.

Heck, let’s go back to George H. Bush and Iraq attacking Kuwait.  I guess that was weakness on Bush’s part too, right?

During Reagan’s administration the Iran-Iraq war started.  Was that because Reagan was weak too?

But Obama’s “weakness” is what led to Russia sending troops into Ukraine?

It’s just laughable that Republicans are actually trying to blame Russia’s brazen move as some kind of reflection of Obama’s foreign policies.  That somehow “Obama being weak” is what suddenly prompted the Russian president to send troops into Ukraine.

The fact of the matter is, power-hungry egomaniacs like Putin don’t care about what Obama (or anyone else for that matter) thinks of what they’re doing.

Do these Republicans really think Putin sat in his office thinking to himself, “I should send troops into Ukraine because Obama is weak!”

If they do, they’re absolute idiots.

Besides, wasn’t it just a few months ago when Obama came out and said he was ready to use military force in Syria?  A move which prompted Republicans to throw a hissy fit over the fact that he might dare to use military force without congressional approval.  But we all know how that played out.

So, they complained when he threatened to use force in Syria, now they’re complaining that his “weakness” is what led to Russia sending troops into Ukraine.

Republicans think Obama is too weak, far-left liberals think Obama is a warmonger for his use of drones in the war on terror.

In my experience, when the far-left is saying you’re too quick to use military force and the far-right is saying you’re too weak – you’re probably doing something right.

Ignoring the reality that Russia did this with Georgia in 2008, before Obama was president, and has a long history when it comes to Ukraine.  So if Obama is “weak,” that must mean they’re suggesting Bush was even weaker.  Considering not only did Russia send troops into Georgia but we experienced our worst terrorist attack in history and thirteen of our embassies were attacked while he was president.

But again, they’ll complain about Obama no matter what he does.  I really believe if he cured cancer they’d say he was trying to put cancer researchers out of work.

Republicans are just a bunch of warmongering neanderthals who don’t seem to have any idea how actual diplomacy works.  They’re the epitome of shoot first, ask questions later.  Heck, just look at their stance on guns.

I have faith, just like we’ve seen in the past, that when all is said and done Obama will once again make Republican look like absolute fools.  Though I admit that’s not really all that hard to do.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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