Russia Is a Smaller Weaker Country – OBAMA

Obama: ‘Russia Is a Smaller, Weaker Country… They Don’t Produce… They Don’t Innovate’

“The Russians can’t change us, or significantly weaken us. They are a smaller country, they are a weaker country, their economy doesn’t produce anything that anyone wants to buy except oil and gas and arms. They don’t innovate, but they can impact us if we lose track of who we are. They can impact us if we abandon our values. Mr. Putin can weaken us, just like he’s trying to weaken Europe, if we start buying into notions that it’s ok to intimidate the Press or lock up dissidents, or discriminate against people because of their faith or what they look like. And what I worry about, more than anything is the degree to which, because of the fearless of the bipartisan battle, you start to see certain folks in the republican party and republican voters, suddenly finding, a government and individuals who stand contrary to everything we stand for as being ok because that’s how much we dislike democrats.”