Obama mocks Republicans: They say they can handle Putin, but not CNBC moderators?

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Laborfest 2014 at Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin September 1, 2014.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT) - RTR44KDY

It has to be fun for President Obama to watch the current mess of a Republican presidential field without the stress of having to campaign himself. And he’s making it fun for the rest of us, pointing out a few of the absurdities the Republicans spew on a regular basis. There’s their tough-guy pledges in contrast with their constant whining:

“Have you noticed that everyone of these candidates say, ‘Obama’s weak. Putin’s kicking sand in his face. When I talk to Putin, he’s going to straighten out,'” Obama said, impersonating a refrain among Republican candidates that he’s allowed Russian President Vladimir Putin too much leeway.
“Then it turns out they can’t handle a bunch of CNBC moderators at the debate. Let me tell you, if you can’t handle those guys, then I don’t think the Chinese and the Russians are going to be too worried about you,” Obama said.

you may have noticed the Republicans have an interesting memory of recent history. Obama certainly remembers:

“According to them everything was really good in 2008,” he said. “When we were going through the worst economic crisis in our lifetimes, unemployment and uninsured rates were up, we were hopelessly addicted to foreign oil and (Osama) bin Laden was still on the loose. This apparently was the golden age that I messed up.”

Yeah, elect a Republican, to stand up to Putin like he was a CNBC moderator and take us back to the glory days of 2008.

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