Fox’s Martha MacCallum: Where Was All the Democratic Outrage About Russia a Few Years Ago?


On Friday night, The Story host Martha MacCallum to a moment to rip Democrats for “doing a 180” on Russia.

She began the segment by playing a clip from Mitt Romney calling Russia the “biggest geopolitical foe” back in 2012 and then President Obama shaming Romney during a debate, telling him that “the 1980s are now calling for their foreign policy back because the Cold War has been over for 20 years.”

There was also this:

Fast forward to today, she noted Clinton ally and CNN pundit Paul Begala said that the U.S. should “blow up” the KGB in response to Russia’s meddling in the presidential election and Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau admitting that Democrats were “a little off” when they scoffed at Romney’s tough rhetoric on Russia.

Begala once piled on Romney too for his 2012 comment (though last December he conceded he was wrong).

The Fox News anchor said their sudden shift on Russia “can’t be taken lightly.”

“During the Obama administration, [Vladimir] Putin‘s expansive aggression was in full force,” MacCallum began. “No doubt the people in Crimea would like to know where the current outrage was in 2014 when Putin’s forces swept in and took their country.”

She brought up Russia entering Ukraine and Putin aligning with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in his country’s chemical attacks on its people, but since Democrats are convinced that Russia “ended their White House hopes,” they now believe Russia “is a paramount threat.”

“So who is actually tougher on Russia?” she asked.

MacCallum then said although the Trump administration has expressed they want to work with Russia and that ongoing investigations of potential collusion, she noted the military buildup in Poland and Romania is “the opposite of what Putin wants” and that he got “exactly what he wanted” when Obama “dismantled the mission shield in Eastern Europe.”

She also mentioned President Obama’s hot mic moment of him saying that he was going to give Russia “more flexibility” after his reelection and compared that to President Trump‘s recent supportive rhetoric of NATO and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley‘s strong stance against Russia.

MacCallum slammed Republicans earlier this week during “her story” segment for not acting on health care reform.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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