• Even Russia Thinks Republicans are Stuck in the '70s

    If you watched the season premiere of Mad Men on Sunday, you might be forgiven for mistaking one of its scenes of boys' club back-slapping for a GOP debate. Given their attitudes toward birth control and homosexuality, the Republicans seem to be stuck in the past.

    And it's not just Democrats who've noticed

    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev tweaked Mitt Romney for his characterization of Russia as the "No. 1 geopolitical foe" of the United States, saying the comments did not reflect the current relationship between the two countries.

    "It is very reminiscent of Hollywood and also of a certain phase in Russian-U.S. relations," Medvedev said at the end of the nuclear security summit in South Korea Tuesday…

    "My first advice is to listen to reason when they formulate their positions. Reason never harmed a presidential candidate," Medvedev said. "My other advice is to check their watches from time to time: it is 2012, not the mid-1970s."

    In post-Soviet Russia, Russia makes fun of you.

    In case Medvedev hasn't noticed, reason always harms GOP candidates. Whenever a Republican makes a reasonable statement like, "Hey, maybe we should adopt humane immigration laws," poll numbers immediately plummet.

    Sometimes, reason can even cause physical harm to a conservative. Rick Santorum has had to tie his brain into knots to explain why evolution and global warming are just a big liberal hoax.


    Tags: Dmitry Medvedev, Foreign Policy, Mitt Romney, Republicans, Russia, Vladimir Putin

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