March 18, 2014 10:15 am -

Mitt Romney, rather than gracefully accepting defeat, continues to let us know he would have been a better president. Ann Romney, too, has expended energy bashing President Obama, ungraciously. Now comes a Wall Street Journal op-ed via Mitt Romney telling us what a failed leader the president is.

Why, across the world, are America’s hands so tied?

A large part of the answer is our leader’s terrible timing. In virtually every foreign-affairs crisis we have faced these past five years, there was a point when America had good choices and good options. There was a juncture when America had the potential to influence events. But we failed to act at the propitious point; that moment having passed, we were left without acceptable options…

President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton traveled the world in pursuit of their promise to reset relations and to build friendships across the globe. Their failure has been painfully evident: It is hard to name even a single country that has more respect and admiration for America today than when President Obama took office, and now Russia is in Ukraine. Part of their failure, I submit, is due to their failure to act when action was possible, and needed.

Okay, Mitt and Ann. We get it. Obama sucks, Hillary Clinton sucks in advance of 2016, and you would have made a much better President and First Lady. It’s heartbreaking, obviously, to lose the presidency. But if you care about your country more than your bitter loss, perhaps you might consider what signal you’re sending out when you tell everyone what a weak failure our Commander-in-Chief is. Thankfully, we live in country, unlike Russia, where we have First Amendment rights. You also have the right to just shut up.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.