Published: Tuesday, June 24 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
Actually, Israel's main regional foe is getting sucked into a two pronged
civil war. Iran's support for Assad and Shiite dominance in Iraq is going
to draw in ISIS militants to attack covert Revolutionary Guards in Iraq at some
stage in the future. That will embroil Iran for years and help Israel.
Russia's economy is circling the drain. The ruble is plunging. The Chinese
are on shoring manufacturing to the USA for the first time ever. America is
dominating everything positive. We are the Saudi Arabia of oil and natural gas
because of directional drilling. Personal debt is down, savings are up, the
stock market is up, and wages are finally going up. Our exports are at record
levels. Healthcare reform has led to an entrepreneurial boom. Our tech industry
dominates the world. Tesla is changing the car industry with 91.3% US content
and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is out selling the European Airbus A350. America
is at its apex. God Bless America and God Bless President Barack Obama.
There are many ways I could go negative with this piece but this statement is
particularly obscure: "Looking back, it’s easy to see the folly in
President Obama’s juvenile foreign policy of being overly nice to our Arab
friends as we ignored the only real democracy in the Middle East,
Israel..."What "Arab" friends is he talking about? If
he is thinking of the Saudis, Obama has been much more arms length than Bush.
Also, it is not clear what he means by the label "Arab." Is that a
religious category? Racial? Ethnic? Obama has tried his best to
avoid sectarian conflict. He's done that quite well.Moreover,
the only way Obama has "ignored" Israel is by not bombing Iran - thank
goodness for that. Moreover, I'm afraid Romney would give the
Israelis cart blanche because of his (Romney's) religion. I think Romney
is a smart guy, but I would be wary.
Mitt Romney does have a lot of business accomplishments.I would love
to have a smart, capable businessman like Romney to take on a problem and
determine a solution based on the information learned.But, this is
politics. Romney's hands are already tied.He MUST talk lower
taxes.He MUST talk about increasing our military spending.He MUST
talk about shooting verminHe MUST bash entitlementsRomneys
business sense and experience are irrelevant. They have been trumped by party
"America should look beyond slogans and smooth presentations"There is no data to back the dubious assertions made in this
"editorial".This entire article is composed of slick slogans
and smooth presentations.
Enough, already. I really wonder why the DesNews is trying so hard to
rehabilitate Romney. The people of the United States have already vetted
Romney, seen what he really is, seen what he really thinks about anyone who
isn't well-to-do, discovered his many deficiencies, and (thankfully) sent
him packing. We are lucky that he was never inflictted on the country and the
world. Bas as Obama may be, Romney would have been infinitely worse.
The problems at the VA are a result of a politician being in the cabinet? Remind
me: which political post did General Shinseki come from?Mr. Romney
has said he is not running. Let the man have some peace.
Gag!What? 2 1/2 years of 24/7 campaiging just isn't enough?Look, If the GOP can get SERIOU, come up with some ideas,
Build rather than destroy, make some intelligent proposals, LEAD, rather being the party of : anti-science, anti-environment, anti-minortity, anti-healthcare, Pro-assault weapons, Pro-Death Penalty, Pro-War, Pro-Police
the World, Pro-Gitmo torture, Pro-Spying on Americans, Pro-Corporation, banning this, that, and the other thing, forcing
everyone to choose the right [Lucifer's plan]and playing
continual obstuctionist,we hate Obama - vote for us....They
would not need to play dirty politics, ripping and mudslinging to win anything.
Please, please, please nominate Mr. Romney. Please.
This comment thread is so silly liberal. Comments from John Kateel and Open
Minded Mormon make me wish Mitt Romney or someone of his equal (man or woman)
would run again more now than ever, even if many say he isn't planning to
do so. It continues to boggle my mind how "anyone" can
defend the Obama admin. actions over the past six years and that includes former
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Twenty to thirty years from now, the Obama
admin. will go down as two terms of complete futility and failure in history
books. The ME in flames, income equality at highest levels ever,
Obamacare in fact killing jobs and small business growth (contrary to Kateel,
our economy is growing at a stagnant pace and U.S. debt is out of control), VA
scandal, IRS scandal, far overreaching gov't control and privacy issues
(NSA), you name it. But yet, none of this matters to those who
simply refuse to look at facts. Flabbergasting.
I wouldn't mind having Romney as president as long as it isn't another
Bush-Cheney disaster. It's not Obama who is juvenile. It's the tone of
this letter. When I think where I was in 2009 with everything collapsing
including our business and my 401K, and that where we're moving along
robustly now, I'm grateful Mr. Obama has provided the right formula. Go
back to Bush-Cheney? No thank you.
He doesn't. He doesn't have good ideas to jump start the economy. We
vetted his ideas last time; they were simply more tax cutting for rich folks,
deregulation, trickle down Bushisms. Let's be done with this
'businessmen know best' nonsense. We know what a Clinton economy looks
like. Yes, please, let's go back to those ideas.
We need someone like Mike Lee to run for president. We don't need the old
guard/aristocracy anymore. We want men and women of substance and true character
to represent us.
I wish this newspaper ever printed anything from a different political
perspective. I think Deseret News thinks it is Fox News. 99.9% of everything
published is a rehash of "Obama is the cause of all our woes." It gets
The comments on this article are refreshingly liberal.... love it!
The VA problem goes back even before George W. Bush. Bush's pull out date
for Iraq was Dec. 31, 2011. I do not get this obsession with WWRD? (What would
Romney do?). He had no specific plan to increase employment, except the usual
conservative mantra of cutting taxes for the rich and cutting entitlements,
which have little to do with stimulating economic growth. Romney helped with the
success of the 2002 Olympics, but only with the over $1 billion in federal funds
for infrastructure and other funding for the games. He even told the athletes
they did not do this all by themselves, but due to the help of others (including
government). I do not know what Bob Fuehr would suggest we should do in foreign
policy - military intervention in Syria, Crimea, Ukraine, Egypt, and back into
Iraq? How did that costly intervention work during the Bush years? What effect
did the trillion dollar cost of those interventions have on the economic crisis?
The silly irony is the assumption that our choices were only Romney and Obama.
America has the leadership it deserves. The parties now own the
political process. The voice of the people has been bought and paid for. Stick
a flag in the middle and mumble random references to God and the masses
follow.Romney in Wisconsin campaigned on Sunday. His contempt for
the working poor was just cause for him to lose the election. He
may be a good man, in many ways, but his wealth has removed him from the plight
of the common man. He is not qualified to lead "the people."
"I would propose the GOP reconsider a seasoned candidate with the ability to
jump-start our stagnant economy, Mitt Romney."======= The GOP considered, Twice.The GOP selected, The American
popluation decided.Look, If the GOP is only going to recycle
and regurgited the same old, same old...over and over again -- I've got
some advise...The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over again, and expecting the results to be differrent.Here's a hint:Try something new or different.And one
more free bit of advise:Nobody wants to go back to the reign of horror of
GW Bush.Good luck, and remember - may the best man/woman win.
With a President Romney, different issues would become predominant.Widening economic inequality would become a powder keg for the nation, with
potential social unrest as a serious possibility.National
demographics suggest a Democratic advantage. Heavy Gerry-mandering in a lot of
states mean a Republican House. (Given that more votes were cast
nationwide for Democratic House candidates, with the result being a lopsided GOP
majority, it could be strongly argued the House represents the people less and
less. This is always a problem in a democracy.)The Senate could go
back & forth.
"The failures of Barack Obama over the past five years, have demonstrated
the need for someone with the education and business experience to right what is
wrong with America."And Mitt Romney is your solution? He would
run Ameirca like he ran Bain Capital?So in other words, the United
States is going to launder illicit Cocaine money from Central America.Interesting.But why don't we just make it legal and tax it?
. . . And skip all the subterfuge?
"Romney . . . the ‘unofficial’ leader of the Republican
Party."Really?And who officially made Romney the
unofficial leader?Or is the act of saying "he is the unofficial
leader," make him the unofficial leader?How unofficial is it
anyway? Can DN designate anyone to be the unofficial leader?That
would make DN the unofficial creator of leaders, wouldn't it?Do
the people he is leading even know their unofficial leader is Romney ? . . . And
do they really like the idea?
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