Mitt Romney talks tall, walks small

From The Hill:

On the eve of the biggest day in his political career, Mitt Romney previewed GOP convention speeches focused on the Republican plans for defense and foreign policy.

Romney pledged to return “confidence in our cause, clarity in our purpose, [and] resolve in our might” to the American military in a Wednesday address to the American Legion in Indianapolis.

Confidence, clarity and resolve … that all sounds good. Mitt’s right: We should have more of that stuff. But what exactly does it mean?

Last year, for example, Romney criticized President Obama for not intervening aggressively to help the rebels in Libya. I suppose you could call that acting with confidence, clarity and resolve. The problem is, Romney then reversed course, later attacking Obama because he had, well, intervened aggressively in Libya.

In fact, after Obama pledged to remove Muammar Gaddafi from power, Romney warned ominously that it would lead to “massive strategic failure.” Only after the dictator was dead did the GOP nominee jump in to proclaim complete support for the removal of “one of the worst actors on the world stage.”

So … I’m not sure where this clarity, confidence and resolve is going to show itself.

How about Afghanistan? Surely we can see resolve and clarity in evidence on that issue, right?

Well, when the Obama administration announced it would pull combat troops out of Afghanistan by 2013, Romney was quick to condemn it as “misguided,” claiming that “(Obama’s) naivete is putting in jeopardy the mission of the United States of America and our commitments to freedom.”

And Mitt’s alternative plan? Glad you asked:

mittplan

I know … it fairly drips with confidence, clarity and resolve, right? Well, maybe not.

OK, there’s the example of Osama bin Laden? Surely, Romney has always been a stalwart advocate of bringing to justice a man who killed more than 3,000 of our fellow citizens. Whatever it takes to get him, right? A leader with Romney’s self-professed resolve, clarity and confidence would never have dismissed such an effort, claiming that “it’s not worth moving heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.”

A leader possessing clarity, resolve and confidence would never have said such a thing.

Right Mitt?

– Jay Bookman

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Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

August 29th, 2012
5:02 pm

I get it….

Romney is the anti-Teddy Roosevelt…

He walks loudly and carrys a…toothpick? a hair pin? dental floss?

These Republicans are so very clever.

CJ

August 29th, 2012
5:05 pm

Jay,

Don’t forget about this gem– “Despite all of this, the president’s New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New-START) with Russia could be his worst foreign policy mistake yet. The treaty as submitted to the Senate should not be ratified.”

“Obama’s worst foreign-policy mistake”
By Mitt Romney
Tuesday, July 6, 2010

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/05/AR2010070502657.html

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 29th, 2012
5:06 pm

Mitt writes his plans on an Etch-A-Sketch.

Paul

August 29th, 2012
5:09 pm

I’m thinking the only thing more amazing than the changes in the pronouncements are the Republican faithful, who, upon hearing each new pronouncement, treat it as a brand-new subject, nod their heads and mutter “uh, huh… that’s right… not like Obama…”

They are correct.

Romney is not like Obama.

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

August 29th, 2012
5:10 pm

Mitt

His foreign experience is limited to offshoring jobs and oh yeah spending time in France during Vietnam.

And don’t let me forget spending times and dimes in Switzerland and the Cayman Islands.

:-)

Paul

August 29th, 2012
5:10 pm

Kam

It appears Republicans have their ears connected to an etch-a-sketch, too -

getalife

August 29th, 2012
5:10 pm

More losing occupations on the credit card is what the cons will vote for.

I think they hate our country and should self deport.

CJ

August 29th, 2012
5:11 pm

Following up on my previous comment, here’s what Republican Dick Lugar had to say in response to Romney’s op-ed about the START Treaty–

“Governor Mitt Romney’s hyperbolic attack on the New START Treaty in the July 6 edition of The Washington Post repeats discredited objections and appears unaware of arms control history and context. In advancing these arguments, he rejects the Treaty’s unequivocal endorsement by the Defense Department led by Secretary Robert Gates and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He also distances himself from prominent Republican national security leaders, including Jim Schlesinger, Henry Kissinger, James Baker, and Brent Scowcroft, who have backed the Treaty after thoughtful analysis…”

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/107787-lugar-takes-shot-at-romney-over-start

Look. We know what Romney is up to. If President Obama is for it, then Romney is against it. National security be damned.

Recon 0311 2533

August 29th, 2012
5:11 pm

More throw do do on the wall to see what sticks strategy. Problem is it’s all too runny for anything to stick.

TaxPayer

August 29th, 2012
5:12 pm

Mitt says whatever he and his pollsters have determined to be the correct answer for that audience at that moment and it is obviously subject to change even if he is right in the middle of saying something, if the pollsters can get to him quick enough or if Mitt is quick enough to recognize the significance of the booing from a substantial number in the audience at the moment. That’s the Mitt the cons have come to know and love so well. Cons loving their con man.

Joe Hussein Mama

August 29th, 2012
5:13 pm

The worst possible result from the November election would be a Mitt Romney Presidential administration with John Bolton as the Secretary of State.

Bolton would argue to keep us involved in Iraq and Afghanistan and we’d be at war with Iran in nothing flat. Pakistan would dump us and China would move to take Taiwan while we were tied up elsewhere.

getalife

August 29th, 2012
5:14 pm

“it’s not worth moving heaven and earth and spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.”

President Obama focused on aq and destroyed them.

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

August 29th, 2012
5:14 pm

Hell Sister Sarah has more foreign policy experience than Romney (she lived next to Russia yanno)
:-)

Jay

August 29th, 2012
5:15 pm

Good points, CJ, especially Lugar’s comments.

And we all know what happened to him, right?

Recon 0311 2533

August 29th, 2012
5:16 pm

The ‘Reset Policy” was a huge success look at what a friend we now have in Putin’s Russia.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 29th, 2012
5:16 pm

…and we’d be at war with Iran in nothing flat.

That would be incredibly stupid.

CJ

August 29th, 2012
5:17 pm

JHM makes a good point. Romney has stocked his campaign with former Bush defense and foreign policy officials. That alone should disqualify him to speak with authority on such matters.

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

August 29th, 2012
5:17 pm

Joe

Yep, tie up our resources all over the world is such a friggin good idea.

At least the munitions, arms and aircraft factories would be hiring along with the VA hospitals.

Not funny and possibly a very true and sad outcome for the future if that happened

Mick

August 29th, 2012
5:17 pm

Yes, if the mittsiah should prevail get ready for iran: the next war…after all mittens has to prove his manhood and what better way than a chest thumping war…

Paul

August 29th, 2012
5:17 pm

TaxPayer

It may be simpler than that.

If Obama says or does anything, condemn it and say you’ll do the opposite.

If Obama does what you said earlier he should have done, condemn it.

The base seems to eat it up.

josef

August 29th, 2012
5:18 pm

At least we know (well, as much as we ever know in these matters) what Obama’s foreign policy is. We still have no idea of what the GOP/Romney plans are. A lot of rhetoric, but nothing concrete,

They BOTH suck

August 29th, 2012
5:18 pm

Russia?

“I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy and we had a very good dialogue. I was able to get a sense of his soul. He’s a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country and I appreciate very much the frank dialogue and that’s the beginning of a very constructive relationship,” Bush said.

Doggone/GA

August 29th, 2012
5:19 pm

“That alone should disqualify him to speak with authority on such matters.”

Personally, I think it should disqualify him from running at all.

Reality

August 29th, 2012
5:20 pm

I don’t have room to mention all the foreign, domestic, governing, financial, business, and anything else you can name that O’bama lacks. The man hasn,t a CLUE how to manage anything but his empty promises. Romney? I just don’t know. But he’s better that what we’ve got now.

Joe Hussein Mama

August 29th, 2012
5:21 pm

Iran learned its lesson from watching the Bush Administration. Be strong and get the bomb ASAP. Then the Americans will stop bullying you and might even be nice to you. Consider:

Iraq didn’t have the bomb and the US invaded and effed everything up.

North Korea *got* the bomb and now the US ships them food and fuel.

If you were Ahmedinejad, would you rather get treated like Iraq or like North Korea?

I think the answer’s plain to see.

alittlecommonsense

August 29th, 2012
5:22 pm

Unlike Obama who promised to get us out of Guantanimo, not have any lobbyists in his administration, reduce the deficit by half, etc. Jay – your blinders only allow you to see the wrong in Republicans.

CJ

August 29th, 2012
5:22 pm

Romney? I just don’t know. But he’s better that what we’ve got now.

How so?

Joe Hussein Mama

August 29th, 2012
5:23 pm

CJ — “How so?”

I would also like to know. How, precisely, would Romney be better?

getalife

August 29th, 2012
5:23 pm

Lets keep the adults in charge.

No attacks.

No more occupations.

No collapses.

Doggone/GA

August 29th, 2012
5:24 pm

“Romney? I just don’t know. But he’s better that what we’ve got now.

How so?”

Or better yet, how would you know?

Mick

August 29th, 2012
5:24 pm

reality

Obama is a pragmatist, the most powerful man in the world needs to be a thinking man who can decide which course of action will will affect the country and the world in the long term, not an ill advised adventure whereby extricating ourselves is a hell of a lot more complicated than starting the conflict…

josef

August 29th, 2012
5:25 pm

Putin sounds like a real hero for some of our rightists here. Just ask Madonna.

Joe Hussein Mama

August 29th, 2012
5:25 pm

Getalife — “Lets keep the adults in charge. No attacks. No more occupations. No collapses.”

Put me down for a BIG helping of THAT.

Brosephus™

August 29th, 2012
5:25 pm

If Obama says or does anything, condemn it and say you’ll do the opposite.

If Obama does what you said earlier he should have done, condemn it.

The base seems to eat it up.

The only problem is that it’s too long for a bumper sticker. ;)

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 29th, 2012
5:25 pm

Unlike Obama who promised to get us out of Guantanimo[sic]…

Not this crap again.

Addressed and discussed countless times.

Recon 0311 2533

August 29th, 2012
5:26 pm

3 more G.I.’s killed in Afghanistan today by an Afghan soldier. Obama’s transparency policy with our Taliban enemy has sure taken its toll. Sadly he provides transparency to our enemies while refusing it to the American people.

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

August 29th, 2012
5:26 pm

josef

August 29th, 2012
5:26 pm

MICK
@ 5:24

Yep.

Mick

August 29th, 2012
5:29 pm

recon

I’m sure you must have been proud of the president who said “bring it on”, such bravado caused 5000 deaths and over thirty thousand seriously wounded for life. Yes, that’s what we need shoot first and ask questions later…

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

August 29th, 2012
5:29 pm

Bro

But ‘ANYBODY BUT OBAMA’ fits.

:-)

Doggone/GA

August 29th, 2012
5:29 pm

“The only problem is that it’s too long for a bumper sticker”

Oh no, it can be condensed quite nicely: “If Obama’s for it, I’against it”

Brosephus™

August 29th, 2012
5:30 pm

I don’t have room to mention all the foreign, domestic, governing, financial, business, and anything else you can name that O’bama lacks. The man hasn,t a CLUE how to manage anything but his empty promises.

Well, considering one of his most controversial promises included striking on sovereign soil, if necessary, to get Bin Laden…. I’d say that promise is quite empty since that body has long been buried. Nope, nothing left to that promise.

Why do we have so many people in this country who are purposefully stuck on stupid???

josef

August 29th, 2012
5:30 pm

The Taliban? Another set of heroes for some, I’d think. Preach heterosexism meanwhile shtupping little boys in the caves when nobody’s looking.

Joe Hussein Mama

August 29th, 2012
5:31 pm

Mick — “I’m sure you must have been proud of the president who said “bring it on”, such bravado caused 5000 deaths and over thirty thousand seriously wounded for life.”

http://s1188.photobucket.com/albums/z408/majere616/GIFs/?action=view&current=tumblr_llo4bzU2LP1qbbc6wo1_500.gif&currenttag=Owl

They BOTH suck

August 29th, 2012
5:32 pm

Time to leave Afganistan. Those serving our country were getting killed there before Obama took office and it is still occurring.

The US has changed tactics numerous times under both the Bush and Obama Administrations, yet outside of the areas that our servicemen have a huge presence, it hasn’t changed all that much. And has noted, the attacks by so called “friendly” forces seems to be increasing.

Time to go. Let the crooked Karzai know if the US obtains intell relating to potential harm to US or US interests, those things falling from the sky will not be leaflets or rations.

DannyX

August 29th, 2012
5:32 pm

How is Romney going to pay for his Iran war?

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

August 29th, 2012
5:32 pm

Since they never brought Bin Laden back to the US so he could be displayed and spit on, I say it’s a lie.

He is living in the Caymen Islands and has a joint account with the Mittster :-)

Recon 0311 2533

August 29th, 2012
5:33 pm

Mick, I know the region as well as the world would be a much safer place if we had only allowed Saddam Hussein to have remained in power.

Brosephus™

August 29th, 2012
5:34 pm

NoCom

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Doggone

I could see that although I’d amend it just a bit to match the level of intellect. How about… “If Obama’s for it, I’s ginst it”

:)

getalife

August 29th, 2012
5:34 pm

“Put me down for a BIG helping of THAT.”

The cons that are not completely insane will vote for our President.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 29th, 2012
5:35 pm

The only problem is that it’s too long for a bumper sticker.

I know — an etch-a-sketch bumper-sticker.

Be the first on your block with the current Romney message.

Is this what Bosch is working on?

TaxPayer

August 29th, 2012
5:35 pm

Too bad Recon was not giving us a daily body bag count during Bush’s terms while we were in Iraq. Mission Accomplished, huh.

Joe Hussein Mama

August 29th, 2012
5:36 pm

Recon — “Mick, I know the region as well as the world would be a much safer place if we had only allowed Saddam Hussein to have remained in power.”

Saddam Hussein was locked in his box and didn’t have WMDs. WTF kind of threat do you think he represented to anyone?

FWIW, he was a good regional counterweight to Iran; as long as the Iranians thought he might have WMDs and a grudge, they kinda-sorta stayed in line. Whereas now they’re putting down peaceful protests with tear gas, clubs and thugs.

Class of '98

August 29th, 2012
5:36 pm

Hahaha, my gosh these columns get funnier an funnier. Has there EVER been a politician more notorious for being “all talk” than Barack Obama? He is very, very, VERY good at reading a speech from a teleprompter, and unfortunately for this country there are still a lot of people out there who are greatly impressed by this talent.

From what I can see, it is Obama’s only talent.

DannyX

August 29th, 2012
5:36 pm

Number of times Osama Bin Laden mentioned at 2008 Republican Convention- 3,012

Number of times Osama Bin Laden mentioned so far at the 2012 Republican Convention- 0

(I will revise the number for 2012 as it changes.)

getalife

August 29th, 2012
5:36 pm

del,

They are purging dictators with zero US casualties

saddam would have been purged too..

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

August 29th, 2012
5:37 pm

getalife

The cons that are not completely insane will vote for our President.
————————————

Our represenative sample here at Jay’s say that none are totally sane :-)

nomobama

August 29th, 2012
5:37 pm

Mitt might not be the best person for President, but he is 100 times better than obozo the community organizer who has never run any businesses. We need someone to improve our economy cause obozo can’t do it. So, u need to vote on the better choice between Mitt and the Mutt. Choice is clear, obozo has got to go…

N-GA

August 29th, 2012
5:37 pm

The people who make up Mitt’s base really are as stupid as they seem…really!

Joe Hussein Mama

August 29th, 2012
5:39 pm

getalife — “del, They are purging dictators with zero US casualties saddam would have been purged too..”

Exactly this. The PEOPLE got tired of their government’s spit in Tunisia, in Egypt, in Libya, in Syria. Seems to me that we don’t need to do it ourselves now that the fire’s been lit under much of Middle Eastern society.

Mick

August 29th, 2012
5:39 pm

recon

I think you need to ask colin powell about that; according to him, saddam was boxed in with nothing but bluster. Epic mistake…

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 29th, 2012
5:39 pm

He is very, very, VERY good at reading a speech from a teleprompter…

As was Ms. Romney, last night.

Doggone/GA

August 29th, 2012
5:40 pm

“How about… “If Obama’s for it, I’s ginst it””

Well, I did almost put “If Obama’s for it, I’m agin it” but I happen to know a very intelligent lady from the hills that uses that construction and I didn’t want to insult her!

Jay

August 29th, 2012
5:41 pm

He is very, very, VERY good at reading a speech from a teleprompter…

As was Chris Christie, as was ….

getalife

August 29th, 2012
5:41 pm

“Our represenative sample here at Jay’s say that none are totally sane :-)

We have Paul :)

DannyX

August 29th, 2012
5:42 pm

“He is very, very, VERY good at reading a speech from a teleprompter…”

Mitt is terrible at it even though he reads from one all the time. END OF QUOTE

JohnnyReb

August 29th, 2012
5:42 pm

I can hardly wait for the Democratic Convention when I assume Jay will flip-flop and instead of delittling Romney give us post after post of Obama achievements and plans for the future.

Come to think of it, the whole USA awaits Obama achievements.

alittlecommonsense

August 29th, 2012
5:43 pm

If Bush* says or does anything, condemn it and say you’ll do the opposite.

If Bush* does what you said earlier he should have done, condemn it.

*fixed

Both sides do it. Get over it. I remember John Kerry complaining that Bush’s oil buddies were profiting off the high gas prices. Then when they went down, he complained that Bush was using his connections to influence the election by lowering the price at the pump. Bush’s fault when they are high, Bush’s fault when they are low. All just politics. Don’t drink the coolaid.

Recon 0311 2533

August 29th, 2012
5:43 pm

Mick,

If you recall Colin Powell was very much for it before he was against it. Of course it was that way for a lot of Democrats too.

Mick

August 29th, 2012
5:43 pm

Yes, because of our iraqi adventure, we strengthened iran and they didn’t have to do a damn thing but watch. Iraqi shiites outnumber the sunni three to one….france warned us and the arrogant war mongers gave us freedon fries, home of the chickenhawks…

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

August 29th, 2012
5:44 pm

delittling

you gotta love it. :-)

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

August 29th, 2012
5:44 pm

Well, I might of knowed Bookman would take out after Romney again and I won’t bother to talk about that.

But I see the hot-shots down there at the AJC are at it again with a new “design.” The last time they done a new one it took me a month to figure out how to find the Opinion page. All I got to say to that publisher and this Ann Cox Chambers is, don’t make me come down there and straighten you out. Not all of us are Norman Einsteens. Alot of us work for a living and we don’t give a hoot how prettied up you make the pages and don’t have the time to jump thru hoops to find what we need to find. Just give us your Commie Socialism so we can fire back. Don’t fire at us and then run and hide behind a new design. If I have to come down there you won’t like it.

Anyhow, I got my fried pork skins and a case of PBR and I’m ready to hear this Ryan kid talk about how we’re going to get out of this mess we’re in. But if he starts mumbling about Love and Respect and a bunch of junk like that, there’s always a couple pawn shop shows I can tune to. I got a short fuse and he better hop to the explaining right away.

Have a good night everybody.

getalife

August 29th, 2012
5:44 pm

Teleprompter.

Drink.

josef

August 29th, 2012
5:44 pm

MICK

“…after all mittens has to prove his manhood and what better way than a chest thumping war… ”

There’s more than a modicum of truth in that statement…

M

August 29th, 2012
5:44 pm

I’m trying to figure out how many aliases my dad must have while posting in here (when he’s not reading his FW:FW:FW READ THIS NOW, OBAMA BEGINS REIGN OF TERROR TOMORROW e-mails).

I’m running out of fingers counting. Makes me sad.

nelson

August 29th, 2012
5:45 pm

You are absolutely right Jay everything is rolling along wonderful, what could those nasty old republicans be thinking of trying to make a better United States. They must be hallucinating about unemployment,inflation,road conditions, foreign policy. I have to hand it you, 4 more years, Barack isn’t done yet.

Joe Hussein Mama

August 29th, 2012
5:45 pm

alittle — “Both sides do it. Get over it. I remember John Kerry complaining that Bush’s oil buddies were profiting off the high gas prices. Then when they went down, he complained that Bush was using his connections to influence the election by lowering the price at the pump. Bush’s fault when they are high, Bush’s fault when they are low. All just politics. Don’t drink the coolaid.”

FWIW, even though I voted for Kerry, I thought it was a dumb instance of grandstanding for him to demand that President Bush release oil from the SPR during the election.

Some of us don’t drink the Kool-Aid, but don’t make the mistake of thinking that means I’m coming back to the GOP any time soon.

DannyX

August 29th, 2012
5:45 pm

“If Bush* says or does anything, condemn it and say you’ll do the opposite.

If Bush* does what you said earlier he should have done, condemn it.”

Which makes absolutely no sense considering even the Republicans don’t want Bush at their own convention.

TaxPayer

August 29th, 2012
5:46 pm

Bush stared at the teleprompter after struggling through, “Fool me once,” hoping, praying, that it would re-boot after the power outage and display the rest of his speech quick enough for him to avoid looking the part.

Jay

August 29th, 2012
5:46 pm

Hell, you can’t even SAY “Bush” without Republicans going into a conniption fit.

Mick

August 29th, 2012
5:47 pm

Powell was not for it – cheney was pulling the strings, bush’s Iago. He finally turned a deaf ear to one of the most despicable chicken hawks alive today…

Joe Hussein Mama

August 29th, 2012
5:47 pm

DannyX — “Which makes absolutely no sense considering even the Republicans don’t want Bush at their own convention.”

Indeed. It’s as if they think that no one will figure out that Romney’s ideas are just retreads of Bush’s bulldada if he doesn’t actually *appear* there.

In fact, I bet that’s exactly what they think. If they don’t trot Bush out, no one will know that Romney’s ideas are the same as Bush’s. Herp De Derp!

Paul

August 29th, 2012
5:48 pm

Brosephus

“The only problem is that it’s too long for a bumper sticker. ;)

How about “Vote Romney. He’s not Obama.”

’s about the only specific reason I’ve heard -

getalife

August 29th, 2012
5:48 pm

reb,

” Obama achievements”

Google that.

Liar.

JamVet

August 29th, 2012
5:48 pm

If you value the lives of other American’s children, do not vote for this coward.

We endured eight horrific, deadly, incompetent years of one just like him…

Brosephus™

August 29th, 2012
5:48 pm

He is very, very, VERY good at reading a speech from a teleprompter

And you’re very, very, VERY good at regurgitating right wing tripe. Tell us something we DON’T know already or haven’t already heard repeated 10,000 times. Damn, even Reagan used telepromters. It’s highly comical how the attacks on Obama carry even less substance than they claim Obama has. Seems like the right wing in this country is already plugged into the Matrix. All of them pretty much say the same thing.

I must say this, to all you conservative posters here who formulate your own ideas and statements, I tip my hat to you. I imagine you all have to be highly embarassed to be grouped with this contingent of people who can’t think for themselves and are stuck with regurgitating 3-4 year old talking points.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

August 29th, 2012
5:49 pm

getalife

If I had known that TBogg had a Ann Romney speech drinking game, I might have watched her speech last night.

http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2012/08/28/lets-get-drunk-with-ann-romney-the-drinkening/

Common Freaking Sense isn't very Common

August 29th, 2012
5:50 pm

Well

If Romney were to win and we go to war with Iran.

Romney can count on his friends the French to support us, right?

After all his many converts during the ’60’s would willing offer up their sons to that war effort, right?

After all of Mitts sons volunteered for Iraq and Afghanistan, RIGHT?

:-)

josef

August 29th, 2012
5:50 pm

Let’s be rationale on the “getting rid of dictators” in the ME..it’s been a mixed bag and what’s coming in Syria ain’t gonna be pretty. Libya? So far, so good. Tunisia, pretty moderate. Egypt? A tinderbox. But, that speaks more to local conditions than it does to success or failure of an American foreign policy of interventionism/non interventionism.

They BOTH suck

August 29th, 2012
5:50 pm

Jay

Bush is off limits, however you are welcome to bring up Reagan if you like

:-)

TaxPayer

August 29th, 2012
5:52 pm

How about “Vote Romney. He’s not Obama

Too complicated for the ADD crowd. That’s why they came up with “NObama.” The only they could have improved on that one would have been a one-syllable string of characters for the Republicans to chant.

Proud to be me

August 29th, 2012
5:53 pm

Yes, Jay, maybe you should count how many times Obama has talked out of both sides of his mouth. Talk about clarity . . there has been absolutely no clarity on Obama’s part!! It amazes me how the media cows down to the so-called man!! I cannot for the life of me understand how anyone cannot see through him and his ineptness. I spent half my life being a democrat until I eventually saw the light!! For one, the democrat party is not the party it once was . . it has sunk to the lowest level of humanity ever.

getalife

August 29th, 2012
5:54 pm

” I might have watched her speech last night.”

I watched the weather channel.

JamVet

August 29th, 2012
5:54 pm

They must be hallucinating about unemployment,inflation,road conditions, foreign policy…

No, just about their massive responsibility therein…

Brosephus™

August 29th, 2012
5:55 pm

Hell, you can’t even SAY “Bush” without Republicans going into a conniption fit.

Well, you can’t spell conniption or conservative without C-O-N. Coincidence???

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Paul

Same here. I laugh my ass off when co-workers grumble about that stuff. I printed off a list of all the GOP bills that targeted fed workers one day after getting tired of hearing that crap. I told him to go vote a straight Republican ticket if he wanted to to ensure they took back complete control of the government. Then I showed him the list and told him to not come to me b*tching about things after he helped them regain control and they achieved all they wanted to do. Poor soul had nary a clue about the bills in DC targeting his wallet and his family’s means of support.

Road Scholar

August 29th, 2012
5:55 pm

Reality @5:20: Oh really ,Reality!?

Sorry, I could not resist!

Okay, He’s a great family man, has an attractive and intelligent wife and 5 sons, and he’s rich. Now please tell me just how he is qualified for the Presidency?

Mick

August 29th, 2012
5:55 pm

I really disliked the previous president and his policies but….even after the 2000 election debacle and right after 911 I gave him the benefit of the doubt, then iraq. The people who rail and hate obama go beyond the pale. The man has been targeted by republicans from day one for failure and opposition. Every president has at least had a honeymoon period, not this one, the hate is so visible it’s disturbing and definitely the worst side of america on display…

They BOTH suck

August 29th, 2012
5:56 pm

josef

Agreed on the ME. However, the uprisings and the numbers of those taking up arms against those regimes are not doing so because they think they are getting a “fair shake”.

Of course all these “rebels” in each respective country are not a monolithic group and except for Tunisia I believe, continued fighting and power struggles will continue for some time. As well as ethnic cleansing as we have already seen, even in Iraq where we had over 100k troops and no telling how many “mercenaries”.

Been heated over there for years, even when it was simmering just under the surface, well it appears we are close to a boiling point in several areas.

getalife

August 29th, 2012
5:57 pm

” it has sunk to the lowest level of humanity ever.”

That cracked me up con.

josef,

Yes, with zero US casualties from the Arab Spring.

gm

August 29th, 2012
5:57 pm

The right, the buffet party who like to pick and chose what part of gov that benefits them.
I was wonder when Ralph Kramden(Chritie) was going to mention how President Obama came to his state last year and supported his recovery effort and sent federal funds from the storm that came thru.

How much money will the feds have to use to clean up Issac? oh I forgot, that does not increase the debt, the right are the phonies hypocrites ever””””