Richard Grenell, who served briefly as Mitt Romney’s national security spokesman during his presidential campaign, wasn’t about to let Politico deputy editor Blake Hounshell get away with his cheap shot calling his former boss a “noted Iran expert.”

It’s true that President Obama did speak on the phone today with Iran’s president, which apparently makes him the nation’s ranking Iran expert. In an interview with CNN, though, Romney did caution against trusting Iran, telling Jake Tapper, “You have to be skeptical when people say, ‘We’re just looking for nuclear power,’ when their nation is on a lake of oil.”

It’s possible. Romney was widely ridiculed during the campaign for his warnings concerning Russia and its intentions. John Kerry, now Secretary of State and last seen arguing for a military strike on Syria, said that “Mitt Romney talks like he’s only seen Russia from watching ‘Rocky IV.'”

Yes, what about that, Blake Hounshell?

The always quotable Jon Gabriel has a view quite similar to Romney. Beware of Iran, and beware of the lapdog media.

Noted Iran expert John Kerry, what’s your take?


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  • Jeremy

    Politico has been in the tank for Obama for years.

    • conservativechick

      Romney has been right on more things than Obama could even imagine.

  • Jeremy
  • Republicanvet

    I expect noted foreign policy expert and noted Iran expert Preezy Oblahblah to be as expert on Iran as noted foreign policy expert and noted Iran expert Jimmah Carter…and as successful.

  • conservative2012

    My gosh I still cannot get my head around people voting for Obama rather than Romney.

    • Jeremy

      They listened to the lame stream media and fell for Obama’s lies.

      • drw

        Or they stayed home because it was too much trouble. Sorry dude, as much as it pains me to admit it, conservatives have some culpability in term 2.

        • Jeremy

          yeah that was a factor too as well.I know Romney wasn’t the greatest candidate but,he was sure was better then Obama.The Government wouldn’t be anything like this if he was in office.Yeah Romney had faults but,he doesn’t hate this country and want to ruin this country from within.

          • AMERICAN Kafir™✓SAP

            At least Romney came off as the better statesman.

      • AMERICAN Kafir™✓SAP

        Too busy watching BET.

  • Maxx

    It’s predictably pathetic how much the media have carried this fella’s water. Matthews began his own starry-eyed coronation in 2007 by whimsically musing that an Obama administration would be the second coming of Jack’s Camelot when in fact, what we’ve been been given is Barack’s Crapalot.

    Few, if any, of these “we are the ones we have been waiting for” bloggers have the courage to admit they backed the wrong donkey because reporters fancy themselves as truth arbiters and there exists absolutely zero motivation to diminish that grandiosity with an admission of dereliction of duty which began immediately following the junior senator’s declared candidacy. The “truth tellers” will continue to insult otherwise good men (Romney) in a never ending effort to deflect their own failure to vet Jimmy Carter 2.0 The giddy swoon over their teflon President….a repulsive repeat of their eight-year prom dance in Bubba’s arms.

    What you blathering Beltway bampots don’t realize is after you spent an entire campaign season using “dogs on roofs” and “folders of women” as barometers for the highest office in the land, otherwise intelligent, non-Borg citizenry wisely dismissed you, and what’s left is a captive audience of vagina-costumed, tinsel-throwing, gun-grabbing, sheeple who think tampons for ear rings was the new Selma and Barilla is the new Benghazi.

    • John Kerry’s Forehead

      {BOOM} Maxx drops mic….exits stage.

    • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

      Thank God Jimmy Carter 2.0 is only available on old 5 1/4 inch disks :-)

      • AMERICAN Kafir™✓SAP


  • Keith

    Think I missed the headline from Politico about noted healthcare expert obama putting together a 2,000 page bill nobody read.

    • tops116 ✓ Veni, vidi, vici

      Uh… it’s Bush’s fault?

      • IceColdTroll

        *smacks forehead*
        Of course!

  • Republicanvet

    Hey Politico, any comment from noted economic expert, Preezy Obysmal on the unemployment outlook?

  • trixiewoobeans

    “Have a MilkBone Hounshell, goo-o–o-od boy! Now go lay down.”

    • tops116 ✓ Veni, vidi, vici

      “Whatever you say, sir. Just don’t eat me.”

  • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

    Al-Qaeda called on Line 2, they want their #1 Geopolitical Threat title back.

  • drw

    Mr. Kerry,
    My apologies, I mis-read your quote.!

  • objectivefactsmatter

    We already have a bad deal with Iran. Intensifying appeasement only makes it worse.

  • Jack Deth

    Politico: The feckless SEIU “Purple People Beaters” of the Washington Post.

  • Paul C.

    Lets bend over Iran is ready to negotiate.

  • Tyrconnell

    Notice how when called on his good lap dog act, Hounshell resorts to cheap a$$hattery?

  • grais

    I seem to remember during the ’08 dem primary, that Obama said he’d talk to Iran ‘with no preconditions’, and being stupendously mocked by all the other candidates and all of their flunkies.
    I guess there’s been some ‘evolving’.

    • tops116 ✓ Veni, vidi, vici

      Obama finally keeps a campaign promise, and it’s this one?

      • grais

        Well, he Did promise to “fundamentally” change this country.
        So, that’s 2 promises kept.
        But the dems’ reasonable mocking of “no preconditions” went the way of the dinosaurs.

  • tops116 ✓ Veni, vidi, vici

    Noted journalist Blake Hounshell weighs in on guy who lost presidential election instead of the guy who won it.

    “u mad bro?”

    Noted journalist Blake Hounshell weighs in with a phrase he is clearly too white to be using.

    “Bad deal is worse than no deal”

    Hmm, I got it. Noted journalist Blake Hounshell weighs in and mistakes Romney for Kerry. (Kerry does look like Romney… if Romney was in a car accident, had a cinder block dropped on his face and had Frankenstein-style experiments performed on him.)

    Tune in next week when noted journalist Blake Hounshell weighs in on healthcare and how it isn’t Obama’s fault… somehow.


    What the hell is wrong with John Kerry’s face? Is the devil slowly exacting payment for services rendered from Kerry? >.>

  • Stephanie Warren

    Yeah because Romney is mormon and stuff. *eyeroll*