American Crossroads, the pro-Republican super PAC co-founded by Karl Rove, is likening President Obama to a rogue James Bond in a new spoof video that seizes upon his hot mic moment with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in South Korea.
"Your mission is simple, Mr. Obama," says a woman's voice, channeling Judy Dench who plays "M" (the head of the British secret intelligence service, MI6) in the recent Bond films.
"Win one last election to gain unchecked flexibility. Weaken our defenses and fundamentally transform the world. Dmitry will transmit the information."
The reference to Medvedev is clearly meant to mock his exchange with Obama in Seoul.
"This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility," Obama told Medvedev of negotiations over missile defense.
Medvedev replied, "I understand. I transmit this information to Vladimir and I stand with you." Vladimir Putin recently recaptured the Russian presidency as Medvedev's successor.
The clip is repeatedly shown in the Crossroads spoof, which the narrator says stars "Barack Obama as President Flexible" and "Dmitry Medvedev as Dr. Transmitkov."
You can see the entire minute and a half web video HERE.