In 2012, then-Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney became a walking, talking joke after he suggested that Russia posed the greatest foreign policy concern at the time. The remark even led former President Barack Obama to joke “the 1980s called – they want their foreign policy back.”
Fast-forward to 2018, and this entire narrative has been reversed. This begs the question: when exactly did the Democrats become so worried about the Kremlin? Did Senator Joseph McCarthy somehow come back to life and find himself back on Capitol Hill?
The image to the left, posted to Reddit’s “The Donald” page, illustrates this confusing development pretty well.
The best answer to this complicated question was perhaps best posed by Ann Coulter in 2016, when she tweeted that American liberals maintain their derision for everything Russian today because they haven’t forgiven them for giving up on communism.
The fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 essentially confirmed everything conservatives and classical liberals have been saying about socialism for the better part of the past century: centralized economics is woefully unsustainable, and Marxism has a profoundly negative impact on a nation’s culture.
Hopefully, Americans will never have to have that question answered again.
~ Facts Not Memes