@rivertoncougyour list would be a lot more convincing if you actually did
something other then spew the right wing talking points with no supporting
This article is really unfair and somewhat misleading on Romney's foreign
policy. It leaves out come critical truths about Romney that, if included,
paint a much more accurate picture, but would have gone against the point the
article's author was trying to make.Such as * Romney
criticizes Europe for the same reason he criticizes Obama's
Administration--spending more they bring in on taxes.* The article failed
to mention Romney's strong support for expanding LEGAL immigration* The
article failed to mention Romney's stance on strongly supporting our allies, and
only bring up disagreements behind closed-doors, and not saying anything in
public that would undermine those relationships (as Obama has done) and even
makes it seem like Romney feels the opposite, which is false.* The article
fails to emphasize that many of these stances by Romney are actually the hard
truth, and it is Romney's stance that they mustn't be ignored or underplayed.
Notice that the article doesn't disagree with Romney's claim that China is a
currency manipulator--it just quotes a professor who believes that it wouldn't
be politically wise to 'pick that fight' with China. While I believe that that
particular issue is worthy of good honest debate, I also feel that Romney's
position reflects an understanding that if China is to ever be a really good
force in the world (as the US has undoubtedly been, mistakes notwithstanding),
the US needs to stop giving China a free pass to do whatever it pleases
(human-rights violations, not enforcing the rule of law, intellectual piracy,
etc), and instead hold it to the same standard that the rest of the world holds
Obama has the best foreign policy, and is starting to look pretty level headed
compared to romney.
Romney: China manipulates their currency?Do you know what country
introduced the evils of fiat currencies and the federal reserve to the world?
One guess, and it isn't China.Your blatant ignoring of the federal
reserve as a political issue has cost you one voter. As long as our currency
continues to be manipulated, I will vote for a candidate who takes the evils of
the Federal Reserve seriously.Like the founding fathers, I believe
that our country does thrive or fall on our monetary system. This is not a
"side" political issue. This is the main course.
Is Mittens having an emotional breakdown? Wow, just wow. He has been sliding and
if he really chosen to take this tangent is is about done. All Rick and Newt
have to do is sit back and let the spoiled little rich kid tank his efforts. In
a way this is kind of sad but what would you expect when you have never had to
work for anything and are so detached from what america and americans are all
"What the Olympic games, supposedly hosted and funded by Salt Lake City,
which began in corruption and bribery, has now turned into is an incredible
pork-barrel project for Salt Lake City and its environs," McCain said on
the Senate floor on Sept. 19, 2000. " I do not understand how we
Republicans call ourselves conservatives and then treat the taxpayers dollars in
this fashion. This is terribly objectionable."Romney can't take
on anything without distorting, flip flopping, and being hypocritical!
'2) Obama likes to spend money. LOTS of it. Our credit value has dropped because
of him.' - Riverton Cougar | 3:30 p.m. Feb. 17, 2012 Really?? ** 'Republicans bail on budget talks, blame Democrats' - By David Espo
- AP - Published by DSNews - 06/23/11 2 months later: **
'S&P warns it may downgrade U.S. credit rating' - By Martin Crutsinger - AP
- Published by DSNews - 07/15/11 ** 'Dow average plunges 513, worst
drop since 2008' - By David K. Randall - AP - Published by DSNews - 08/04/11 I always thought the national credit rating went down...
because Republicans vote 'No' on any budget since Obama took office.
139 filibusters support this claim. Almost DOUBLE from a Democrat controlled
house and senate. ** 'The Rise Of Cloture: How GOP Filibuster
Threats Have Changed The Senate' - Ben Frumin and Jason Reif - Talking Points
Memo - 01/27/10 I enjoy when conservatives make a list... and it is based on nothing, but heresay. Like 'Bush killed Osama
Bin Laden'... more than two YEARS after his final term.
"Stress and strain all you like, but the Obama Administration has been off
the charts good when it comes to foreign policy."Let me tell
you why Obama's foreign policy clashes with Romney's:1) Obama likes the
European socialism.2) Obama likes to spend money. LOTS of it. Our credit
value has dropped because of him. Who are we to have the best economy in the
world?3) Obama is also out to destroy Israel.4) Our Constitution
sets us apart from the rest of the world. That's why Obama wants to do away
with it.It's funny how Obama continued Bush's plan for Iraq, but the
plan was bad when Bush presented it. Double standard? And why does Obama get
credit for Osama Bin Ladin, but Bush doesn't get credit for Saddam Hussein?
Both were evil, but the military gets credit for both. Note that Bush declared
war on Bin Ladin, not Obama (so saying Bush did nothing makes you sound stupid).
Romney has lost my respect and my vote in the primary through all this pandering
for ultra-conservative votes. The US doesn't need MORE enemies nor does it need
the stress of additional confrontations.If Huntsman's name appears
on the ballot, that is where my vote likely goes even though he pulled out of
the race. If he isn't, Ron Paul gets it.
Does Mitt still want to double the size of GITMO, or does he get a pass on that
now? What about torture? What about his expressed desire to have a VP like
Mitt Romney has completely "outsourced" his foreign policy to
military-industrial lobbyists. I don't mean that he has outsourced them in the
traditional sense of 'sending out to a foreign country for manufacturing', but
he might as well have.It seems like he's never quite gotten over his
father finally being brave enough to question the military planners who were
lying to politicians about our strategies and activities in southeast asia.
George Romney's simple admission that he was starting to reasonably question
some of the more obvious falsehoods is what is largely crediting with ending his
own seemingly strong Presidential campaign where many had deemed him a
"front-runner" for the nomination. Mitt said in 2006 to an AP
reporter that his father, George Romney, told him, of that particular event,
that "in politics being right too early is not a good thing. But he was
right, and it was too early." ... What a singularly
Machiavellian statement! I worry that Romney wants plausible deniability on
anything touching on war, peace, and bombing innocent civilians and consequently
he's willing to sacrifice what *is* right entirely â as long as his
presidential ambition isn't among the casualties. The men Romney lets guide him
on foreign policy -- though hardly different from Obama's advisors as one
commenter has suggested they might be -- are truly some of the most frightening
warmongers on the planet.
** 'We need a president whose foreign policies put American interests first not
international interests.' - Jash | 12:21 p.m. Feb. 17, 2012 'I'm
actually seeing more failures than successes in the Obama foreign policy. (sic)
1) Syria--thousands dead...' - ouisc | 1:44 p.m. Feb. 17, 2012 Ok.
Now I'm getting conflicting claims here. I realize ouisc and Jash
are not he same person, I don't know their stances, and I know nothing about
either. But first, it was Obama's not doing enough for THIS
country: ** US nets 200k more jobs in December, a
better-than-expected performance By Jeff Thredgold Deseret News 01/13/12 Then, it's that Obama isn't doing enough for OTHER countires: ** 'Osama bin Laden Killed: 'Justice Is Done,' President Says' - By DEAN
SCHABNER - ABC News - 05/01/2011 I can understand rhetoric
criticising Obama on one or the other... but not both, at the same
time. But, what do I know? Let's invade ANOTHER country
to the tune of $800 billion of your tax dollars. x10 years... and
over 4,000 American dead. (sarcasm)
The GOP is going from a circus with a bunch of clowns to a cartoon from Looney
tunes. In November america can say goodbye to the GOP once and for all
"Badee, Badee, Thats all folks"
"The problem is that the way [President] Bush has done it over the last
eightyears is to take out a credit card from the Bank of China in the name
of ourchildren, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion dollars for
the first42 presidents -- number 43 added $4 trillion dollars by his
lonesome -- so thatwe now have over $9 trillion dollars of debt that we
are going to have to payback. [That's] $30,000 for every man, woman and
child. That's irresponsible.It's unpatriotic."-- Barack Hussein
Obama(1961-) 44th President of the United StatesWho is
antagonizing whom? Or is it Whom is antagonizing who?
I'm actually seeing more failures than successes in the Obama foreign policy.
Here's a shortlist of failures:1) Syria--thousands dead--maybe we can try
to strain their economy. again.2) Iran, who doesn't even answer our
letters anymore3) Israel, who no longer shares their top intel with us
anymore4) Russia, who literally laughs at our foreign policy5)
Libya--I guess half of this country is glad we started a civil war there6)
Iraq--went by the evil George W. Bush timeline, precisely.7)
Afganistan--using the evil George W. Bush surge idea.8) use of drones for
assassination9) no leadership, whatsoever, in the global financial
crisisPresident Obama definitely gets points for the gutsy,
successful call of killing Osama bin Laden, with bonus points for the classy way
of processing his death and his body. Personally, I'd also give Obama points
for the handling of Iraq and Afganistan, but I have to list them as failures
because he is continuing George W. Bush's goals, which were unacceptable during
Obama's presidential campaign.
Don't let Obama pull the wool over your eyes. Americas interests are not
Obamas. Go get them Mitt.
@Activ2004"and cease being the leading force for good"You don't be that by antagonizing everyone.
12:58 p.m. Feb. 17, 2012 OK, thank you for being transparent and
civil, at least we know which side your progressive science comes down on when
speaking of The Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
'We need a president whose foreign policies put American interests first not
international interests.' - Jash | 12:21 p.m. Feb. 17, 2012 **
'U.S. suspending $800 million in Pakistan aid' - By Douglas Birch - AP -
Published by DSNews - 07/10/11 'WASHINGTON The Obama
administration's decision to suspend $800 million in aid to the Pakistan's
military signals a tougher U.S. line with a critical but sometimes unreliable
partner in the fight against terrorism.' - article ** 'Obama marks
Iraq wars end with salute to troops' - by Erica Werner - AP - Published by
DSNews - 12/14/11 ** 'Obama to promote ways for veterans to find
work' - By Ken Thomas - AP - Published by DSNews - 11/07/11
Activ2004,"the shining city on a hill" is nowhere in the
Declaration or the Constitution.It is a red herring notion from a
greedy bygone era.
"Mitt Romney takes on world as he vies for presidency"So,
I am confused is this a bad thing or a good thing?What does 'The
United States of America Constitution' and 'The Declaration of Independence'
mandate.Heaven forbid we should have a Pres. with an understanding
of what these two documents stand for and refuse to be militarily weakened and
economically battered anymore.This article is more a transparent
indictment of the social progressive's who through their interpretation of the
1st amendment use divisive deception to see America weakened and cease being the
leading force for good and remain "the shining city on a hill."For all you who want the freedom security blanket of The Documents to
perpetuate your agenda allow those of us who understand that ".....all men
are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain
unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of
Happiness,"..... That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive
of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish
it,...." Declaration of Independence.I am on the side of
The Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
"the Obama Administration has been off the charts good when it comes to
foreign policy."Yes, off the charts good for other countries,
friend or foe.We need a president whose foreign policies put
American interests first not international interests.
Republicans have blocked Obama at every turn when he has tried to close
Guantanamo Bay. During the obama administration however we have despite
republicans best efforts ended one of their unfunded wars and we are ending the
second, got Bin Ladin and several other terrorist etc..... Foreign policy really
is not going to be the republicans strong hand this time around GOVERNOR Romany
"...Just ask Obama, who vowed he would close the U.S. military prison for
terrorist suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, during his first year in office.
That still hasn't happened â CONGRESS HAS STOOD IN THE WAY of such action
â and the pledge lives on mostly as an issue the Republicans use against
the president."Congress sitting at the lowest approval ratings,
ever.And the beat goes on...However, this will all be
better when the republicans take over, again, after a 4 year hiatus perfecting
their "forget what happened last time, we won't fool you again"
'Romney has some of the most dangerous foreign policy advisors out there in that
they are the worst of the worst from the Bush Administration.' - Esquire | 7:09
a.m. Feb. 17, 2012 Let me support this: "The Iraqi
regime . . . possesses and produces chemical and biological weapons. It is
seeking nuclear weapons.' - George W. Bush - Ohio Speech 10/7/2002
Result? ** 'U.S. Military deaths in Iraq war at 4,485 - AP -
Published by the DSNews - 12/20/2011 Romney: ** 'GOP
contenders argue on Iran' - By Kasie Hunt - AP - Published by DSNews -
11/12/11 "If we re-elect Barack Obama, Iran will have a nuclear
weapon. And if you elect Mitt Romney, Iran will not have a nuclear weapon,"
vowed the former Massachusetts governor." article Do we REALLY
want that result, again? When: **'Obama marks Iraq wars
end with salute to troops' - by Erica Werner - AP - Published by DSNews -
12/14/11 When we took out troops out of Iraq, just two months
ago? Libya? Zero troops!
Romney's starting to look more looney than the other Republican candidates.
Romney has some of the most dangerous foreign policy advisors out there in that
they are the worst of the worst from the Bush Administration. These are people
whom most have never heard of. You will rue the day if these people get back
into power. Stress and strain all you like, but the Obama Administration has
been off the charts good when it comes to foreign policy. Making up controversy
in a political campaign on this issue will fail.