President Obama’s answer to 60 Minutes’ Steve Kroft about the claim that Putin was challenging his leadership sent heads dropping to desks:

Kroft: He’s challenging your leadership, Mr. President. He’s challenging your leadership—

Obama: Well, Steve, I got to tell you, if you think that running your economy into the ground and having to send troops in in order to prop up your only ally is leadership, then we’ve got a different definition of leadership.

Leave it to Vox to give it a standing ovation:

Russian troops are in Ukraine and now Syria, but boy did the U.S. president just deliver a zinger!

Have the State Department mobilize the #SickBurn hashtag:


https://twitter.com/PolitiBunny/status/653608140148113408


https://twitter.com/MrDonCarpenter/status/653601319014367233


https://twitter.com/RobProvince/status/653603120715579392

The “sick burn” on this topic still belongs to Romney, though the White House will never admit that.