Better late than never, though, right? Guess we’ll take what we can get.

Back in 2012, libs mocked presidential candidate Mitt Romney mercilessly after he called Russia “our number one geopolitical foe.” It only took well over a year and a diplomatic clusterfark to prove him right, and today, it’s The New Republic’s turn to eat crow:

After reprinting the portion of the interview during which Romney made his Russia remark, TNR’s Isaac Chotiner issued the following pronouncement:

“This all seems … exactly right.”

Gee, ya think?

***

Related:

‘Liberal media got something wrong?’ Mitt Romney corrects Helene Cooper regarding his comments on Russia

Flashback: Candidate Mitt Romney ridiculed for ‘Cold War thinking’

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    Sarah Palin was right, too. So you know libs are really upset right now.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      That’s why they needed happy hour last week: to drown their sorrows.

    • grais

      Clint Eastwood, too.

    • BlueGood

      WOW could the Idjiots finally be GETTING IT????

      I mean two count em…TWO “No Schit Sherlock” moments in one week???

      Quick were are my heart pills….

      Liberals are bad enough, but the constant crap from the lap dogs is just as effective as a patented emetic….

    • walterc

      Sooooo, Sarah was right, Mitt was right and Obama has been nothing but wrong. Any chance we can redo the election with a Romney/Palin ticket on our side? Maybe cancel out the McCain/Ryan portion of the last two POTUS elections.

  • Mr_Popular

    They are gonna burst a blood vessel when they realize the Tea Party was right about the budget and Obama’s overspending.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Don’t forget the big one: Obamacare.

      • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

        The left is in full blown spin mode over Obamacare.

  • Pendog

    But, but, his binders full of women…!

    • Marcy Cook

      And Big Bird!

      • WhoMeToo

        … and dog on a car!!11!1!1!!

        • NRPax

          And cutting some dude’s hair.

          • http://kevincdavis.net Kevin Davis

            Plus he was a Mormon..

  • Jim

    So TNR has gone from printing total BS stories (Stephen Glass, Scott Beauchamp) to printing the truth, 16 months too late. Baby steps.

  • Maxx

    The sad truth is Mitt Romney has been right about so many things, the left needs a Chinese abacus to keep track of ’em all.

    • Billie Slash

      He was right about China, too. lol

  • ceemack

    Blind squirrel finds much-belated nut. Film at 11.

  • disappearing moderate

    But, but, he was going to ban tampons and causes cancer, and T Bone told Harry Reid he didn’t pay his taxes.

    • grais

      He was gonna do away with dollar menus, but that was such Cold War thinking….

  • desicon

    I depends.

    For Obama it is still the Tea Party the biggest foe. Russia is just a distraction.

    • grais

      Yeah. Those troops are just astroturf.

  • Kenny Hitt

    Fun fact…Sarah Palin pretty much said the same thing back in 2008.

  • TocksNedlog

    “What difference, at this point, does the fact that Mitt Romney was right make?”

  • Marcy Cook

    He was right when he told obama: “You don’t pick winners and losers, you just pick losers.”

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    “Let me be clear, I was right about Russia before Governor Romney was. I was just saying otherwise at the time because… because… well, I’m pretty sure Bush was somehow involved. Anyway, I’m sure we can convince Mr. Putin to change course if those obstructionists in Congress raise the minimum wage. I’d also like to announce that we’ve enrolled 300 million people in Obamacare. See how successful I am? Well, see you after my tee time and nap time.”

  • CO2 Producer

    Trying the reset button here will work just as well as it did over there.

  • mrspinky85

    We look really bad right now. If people would get their head out of Obama’s backside for one second they can see we have way more going on now then left vs right. If Obama would go after our foreign foes like he does Republicans we wouldn’t look like wimps right now.

    • stellatruman

      Spot on

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    So once again, Barry, let’s hear from you on the subject of “The Wrong Side Of History.” This one should be a hum-dinger, folks…

  • marew

    But Romney was right about everything during that debate. Russia yes, but everything else too.

  • Hotlanta Mike
    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      Boy oh boy, there sure are a lot of them. /sarc

    • TVree

      I think there’s a misprint here…. it has “Major” listed. Shouldn’t that read” “Any foreign policy triumphs…”?

  • Grace656

    Time for Carney to step in and tell us what Barack really meant.

    • grais

      He’ll just tell us that it was Obama who sad those things, not Palin & Romney.

      • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

        And then when video proof is provided that they did in fact say it, not Obama, the left will reply with a loud cry of “RACIST!!!!”

    • walterc

      Wasn’t Carny telling us just last week that the Russians were just ther to help out the Ukrainian economy? And nothing will help an economy quicker than surrendering your Navy.

      come to think of it, that my be why Obama and Hagel are decimating our military, to help the economy.

  • Hotlanta Mike

    Hey Barry, Jimmy Carter called and he said he wants his failed foreign policy back.

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      And his title of “Worst President Ever.”

      Oops, nevermind. Carter says Barry can keep that one.

  • DG

    The Community Organizer sounded like a damn fool on foreign policy in both Presidential elections and was haloed, and Palin and Romney made reasoned remarks and were lambasted. Maybe in 2016 we will pick someone who actually has an inkling about foreign affairs and diplomacy. We sure as hell didn’t in 2008 or 2012.

    • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

      We already know what a foreign policy failure Hillary Clinton will be, so we don’t need her.

      • DG

        Exactly! She should be disqualified on that one alone.

  • Hotlanta Mike
  • Hotlanta Mike
  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Now he’s got binders full of comeuppance.

  • PDG0308

    How do troops in Crimea affect US national interests?

    • Blake Waymire

      Crimea has a warm water port. Russia doesn’t. Russia takes Crimea and gets warm water port. Need me to explain further?

      • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

        It’s all about Petroleum – Russia is a petroleum based economy.

        Unlike us. I think we are now a pond scum, big wind, solar panel based economy/

        • Blake Waymire

          Not all about it. I’m thinking power projection, as well. Russia has been after warm water ports since the Czars. Putin is from that old Soviet line of men, so I’m thinking he wants that old goal so he can more easily rebuild the Russian navy and be able to send it out all year long.

          • http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/ keyboard jockey

            Money from petroleum would allow him to build the Russian military. Right now he’s got his hand on the spigot look at how many gas pipelines go through Ukraine.

    • Leader of the Resistance

      Watching naked aggression with no ability to respond affects US interests.

    • http://www.black-and-right.com/ Ice Cold Troll

      I would agree to the extent that it’s someone else’s turn to stick their necks out. Maybe France and Belgium can take a hit for the team this time, since we bailed them out of 2 world wars and got nothing but spite and derision in return.

      However, the sheer fact that Russia is invading another sovereign nation wholesale (which IS distinct from the limited dispute in Georgia), and the US is unable even to frame an appropriate response — with the Klown Kollege in D.C. making us a laughingstock on the world stage — certainly does affect our national interest. Believe it or not, there are still a number of other countries around the world who remain our geopolitical foes, who dislike us, and will now be emboldened to assault what ARE our national interests. Yes, even after 5 years of St Barry the Peaceprizer in office.

      Oh and by the way, this does not even address the 1994 treaty which pledges us to defend Ukrainian sovereignty from foreign invasion: I will leave it to others to decide whether that treaty was valid ab initio and if it is still in effect, and if failing to live up to its pledges is just another black eye for us.

      We are still beholden to NATO, and one must wonder if Russia will now look with ambition to Poland and the Baltic States: also former satellites, and now, of course, NATO members themselves.

      And THAT, dear sir, is why the Ukraine’s fate IS involved in the US’s national interest.

  • http://macsen573.wix.com/overdrive Macsen Overdrive

    Between this and the Romney documentary on Youtube, he could probably win on a landslide in 2016.

  • SpaceRacer423

    2012 will go down as a landmark year in American stupidity.
    There may never again be another election where people choose an idiot whom they’ve watched fail for four years over someone VASTLY more qualified.
    I can only hope Obama voters suffer greatly.

    • ZombieWarhol

      At least until the 2016 elections.

  • TVree

    At this point, what difference does it make?

  • Expat61

    Here’s a major clue for the idiots in DC. China isn’t our friend either. Maybe we should start manufacturing our vaccines in the United States. Just sayin’. Oh, and all those computer chips manufactured in China that have the backdoors in them that are sold to our military. Maybe we should manufacture those here as well.

    • AZCommenter

      And our antibiotics too.

  • Michael Rice

    The Ukranians can see Russia from their houses.

  • stellatruman

    can we just go ahead now and have a recall on the 2012 election ?

    • Dan13

      There is no system in place for a recall, just impeachment. For impeachment to proceed there must’ve been crimes committed. These crimes can include trading tax payer money for reelection campaign contributions, or getting federal agents killed after instituting schemes to give guns to foreign drug cartels, or using federal tax collecting agencies to attack those with differing political view poin… Hey! Wait a minute…!

  • supplyguy

    Who cares about a Ukraine? We have free phones, food stamps, and medical care for all! What’s a Ukraine compared to liberal Utopia? Besides, it’s not like Ukraine wasn’t really part of Russia anyways amirite?

  • SutureSelf

    It just doesn’t matter that some leftists concede that a conservative was right. On the one hand, the concession always comes too late. On the other hand, the realization that the conservative was right will have no effect whatsoever on their future politics. They will simply continue being leftists, voting Democratic, ridiculing conservatives and conceding too late that the conservatives were right. So it goes.

    • Dan13

      Meanwhile, the state of New York is running ads using conservative economic principles to attract business into the state.

  • Steven

    I think Putin has told Obama to “reset this…”

  • Steven

    “I got your reset, right here…”

  • triplets

    Do any of you know just how brilliant Romney is? He earned at Harvard 2 degrees at the same time, Law & MBA, impossible for most.

  • triplets

    He lived in my neighborhood for years, hardly the lap of luxury! All the lies that the Dems about servants, etc were lies! I played tennis with his wife on the school tennis courts, no fancy club, more lies! That he was a murderer the biggest lie. Romneycare was nowhere near the nightmare of Obamacare, in fact it has ruined healthcare in Massachusetts since January.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Romney and Palin right, liberals and media wrong. But I don’t see any mea culpas by the left wing loons in their media at all. Their selective amnesia flares up at the most inopportune moments.

  • neoface

    This country would be on the road to recovery had we elected Romney instead O’clueless. Obama and Biden are leading this country to “hell in a handbasket”.

  • rogleecam

    Our first clue should have been when Putin stole the patriots super bowl ring! you can’t take your eyes off some people.

  • Prospector

    52% of voting Americans owe the other 48% an apology.

  • UtMadman

    It’s just easier to tell the truth when one does not have an underlying agenda.

    • UtMadman

      I’m reminded of the series Dexter. He has only one “real” agenda (that no one else can know about). So, he must continually come up with excuses and lies to “appear” normal and hide his agenda. Then, he spends all of his spare time cleaning up when the culmination of those coverups “hits the fan.”

  • dagnytaggart

    Hey America! (well, those of you who voted for BO) the 1980s called and asked if we’d like their foreign policy back.

  • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    We are living the 70’s all over again. Cripes.

    • Dan13

      This Thursday only: Buy one leisure suit, get one free…!

      • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Only thing we’re missing is the gas lines!

        • Dan13

          Hang on, I have to run out and check to see if my license plate ends with an odd or even number.

          • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            I also have fond memories of red and green flags flying at gas stations. 😀

  • Fiji’s Best

    Since each of us is different, the only way to equalize us would be to treat each of us unequally.

    • Dan13

      Stop bloody trying to equalize us. We’ll sort it out based on effort and drive.

  • Arkuy The Great

    You’re welcome!

  • holyreality

    What drivel, POTUS Mittens would have us all diving for the nearest obsolete fallout shelter.