It will be difficult to explain to ignorant, backwards Russians what occurred in the United States on election day this year, last Tuesday. Russians, you see, lack any vague semblance of a real parliament, much less a lower house that is far, far more powerful than the president, much less a real opposition party that opposes the president and has previously held power. All these concepts are anathema to Russians, like a struck match to a barbaric cave man.
But that’s what America has, because of the world’s oldest, most stable constitutional government, and why America lacks any history of a Stalin or Putin brutally eradicating basic human rights — and lacks, too, Russia’s sorry history of repeated national collapse amid violence, chaos and despair.
And on Tuesday, American voters spoke loud and clear. They delivered a stinging rebuke of the misguided polices of the Barack Obama at the ballot box, giving his rival Republican Party 50% more seats than they needed to seize control of the House of Representatives, the only source of spending legislation, and handing them Barack Obama’s own former Senate seat in Illinois as well. For only the third time in modern U.S. history, a first-term president’s own party was driven out of the House in shame and defeat. Although Republicans did not seize control of the US Senate outright, they won back a shocking number of Democrat seats and, with their support from conservative Democrats in that body, have a formidable hold on that body as well.
The new speaker of the House, arguably the most powerful human being on this planet, will be Republican John Boehner. Republicans have a massive mandate to roll back the crazed policies of the Obama regime, which of course include shameful, craven capitulation to the Putin regime. All Obama can do now is veto and bide his time until he, too, is driven from office in shame.
Game on, Mr. Putin.
The Republicans will not be interested in admitting Russia to the WTO, they have sponsored measures to sanction Russia for its gross human rights violations, appalled by the case of Sergei Magnitsky. The Republicans will not want to ratify the one-sided Obama nuclear arms treaty, which offers the US no benefits while letting Russia run wild, just so that Obama could create the illusion of a foreign-policy victory.
The Republicans have been instructed by the voters to roll back all of the failed policies of the Obama administration, and this includes the Obama “reset” of relations. Republican John McCain, Obama’s rival in the last election who demanded Russia’s ouster from the G-8 and staunchly supported Georgia, was reelected to his Senate seat with a landslide majority. American voters never authorized Obama to engage in any “reset” with Russia, and the pathetic, offensive effort was a disaster from the very start — when Obama’s Secretary of State presented the Russian Foreign Minister with a “reset” button that did not use the correct Russian language term.
The Republicans, in short, of the party of Ronald Reagan, the man who called Russia an “evil empire” and who brought the USSR to its knees. They will stand up for American values in Russia, demanding the the Obama administration do the same or take the consequences and be driven from office two years from now.
For two years now we have been excoriating the Obama policies towards Russia, and we could not now be better pleased. The Obama government deserves this shame and humiliation before the world for the betrayal of American values and those who fight for them in Russia. We heartily congratulate the Republicans on their victory and urge them to move forward with all due speed to properly “reset” relations with th Putin dictatorship.