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Published: Sunday, Oct. 21 2012 1:40 p.m. MDT

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David
Centerville, UT

For Democrats to complain that the GOP highlighting tensions in the Middle East is a political move...duh! It involves policy, and Obama's policies are perceived as failing in every way. Even his strength (international & foreign relations) is turning upside down with the revelations surrounding the Benghazi attacks, the mismanagement of security for our ambassador and diplomats, the return and rise of Al-Qaida in Afghanistan.

The world has become too complex, too difficult for Obama. And we are seeing that he has been MIA. He failed to meet with his jobs council for 6 months even as the US struggled under unemployment (we still do! 7.8% is not good). He failed to meet with Netanyahu, a key ally in the MIddle East at a critical time regarding Iran, the Arab "Spring", Syria, and a resurgence of al-Qaida. Obama is asleep at the wheel folks.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Obama:

* missing more then half of his staff meetings
* over a hundred games of golf
* expensive vacations
* wearing out Air Force One for campaign trips.
* appearing on comedy tv shows

Does he really know what is going on?

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

David: After "Weapons of mass destruction," no bid contracts, and giving up on the reason (Osama) we went to afgan.
You can actually act like how they worded the Benghazi attacks is horrible has destroyed foreign policy. It is laughable how the republican forget so quickly.

Worf those have been answered daily as you post them on any article that mentions Obama.
They are either false as the first one or so petty as the others to not eveb be addressed, and president Bush has still supplied the nation with the best comedy TV with out ever doing a comedy?

SammyB
Provo, UT

Happy Valley Heretic,

I honestly didn't know there was anyone out there unaware that President Obama is constantly going off to play golf or basketball, takes many vacations and is on TV a great deal, far more than any past president. Amount of time can be disputed but all you have to do is listen to the news to get that message. It is indefensible.

No other president has spent anywhere close to as much money on lavish parties. If they were all for foreign dignitaries that would be a sliver of an excuse but Hollywood is pandered to. Step back and look at the big picture regarding the president's work ethic. It's a problem.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

SammyB: Look up Bush vacations. Your not even close to the truth, try another radio station.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

We are blessed to have had Founding Fathers that didn't look at the media ratings to see what was important in life. They could look into their heart and brains with reason and even though they had disagreements along the line, they used those sacred documents they made, the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America from those inner feelings and thoughts and from God who knew the importance of freedom. They didn't make it to hedge with. They made it as a stable platform that has had few changes in the past over 200 years.

It was based on integrity of the beliefs that people had that came to this land to have a better future than be under dictators and kings. They brought with them principles that have lasted over centuries but also took centuries of dedication to establish.

Having lived in countries under dictator type rule and martial law, I know people from those types of countries came here for a freedom from oppression that outweighted people's fears of making that move.

People need to review what we are becoming as a nation with Obama.

SammyB
Provo, UT

Happy Valley Heretic,

I don't listen to talk radio. I do research. Bush spent a lot of time on his ranch where he had an office that he worked in for hours each day. Very different than Obama. Seriously, if you aren't aware of the lavish parties and down time, you are disconnected in the extreme.

Media loves to cover up reality. There was a headline about Anne Romney's dress the other day when the first lady's dress cost a third more. There is no end to proof but one must desire truth and not talking points.

WHAT NOW?
Saint George, UT

Severely moderate/severely conservative Which Romney happens to have numerous core values depending upon whom his audience happens to be.

Even at that, everything he says ends up being clarified by the romney campaign or the rnc.

What will Which Romney do on foreign policy?

Look at his foreign policy advisors/apologists.

Every romney adviser on foreign policy comes from the same neocons who surrounded President Bush.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Happy Valley Heretic,

* What false statements have I made?
* Deaths in Libya, and to men, women, and children-along the Mexican border from American weapons are not petty. Remember the executive order to stop the investigation?

The George Bush card is growing old.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

For a person that lives in one of the best locations, according to some, to criticize a person who lives on the Mexican border that has concerns for safety and protection from his government, that is sort of unkind. People that live in the protection of the mountains is a far cry from living on the border area where it is far from secure due to current and prior policies.

Arizona took a stand and the President and his Secretary of Justice are pursuing the State of Arizona over that issue to get votes for this election.

This President hasn't dealt with the immigration issue properly. He stood there on the tarmac in Arizona and cut down the Governor for the public to see. I think of living in the Philippines and the dictator not wanting to lose and the opponent was literally cut down on the tarmac. What a disaster for that country.

It is a different kind of political world we live in here in the United States of America but the President showed a kind of anymosity last night as he debated not shot at Governor Romney.

We need a kinder and gentler society top down.

JWB
Kaysville, UT

Utah voters need to be cautious of the lack of foreign policy our President has led us to in the past 4 years.

Last night on the debate he spent so much of his almost tearful time talking about Israel and how important they are to us. He even went to their Holocaust memorial to remind him that it even happened, maybe for him.

He didn't go there in 4 years as our President. He snubbed their leaders at almost all costs to his non-Christian Jeremiah Wright type attitude.

We need a President who knows how to spell Israel and tell the truth without an underlying tone of talking down to people as his normal policy.

He does have that policy down, talking down to anyone that isn't President of the United States of America. He did that in all his debates with Governor Romney. He made his jestures to the moderators who granted him almost every wish and courtesy. However, Mitt Romney is scorned by this President. Fortunately, Mitt Romney is able to ride above those types of waves and can see beyond those types of looks and motives.

Hopefully, people will see the light voting.

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