By Henry Decker

Romney Offers Much Criticism, Few Solutions In Foreign Policy Speech

October 8, 2012 3:22 pm Category: Memo Pad 148 Comments A+ / A-
Romney Offers Much Criticism, Few Solutions In Foreign Policy Speech

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney delivered a major foreign policy address at the Virginia Military Institute this morning, but failed to clarify his specific policy goals on many major challenges facing the country.

Romney’s speech, ostentatiously titled “The Mantle of Leadership,” argued that the United States needs to “change course in the Middle East” by utilizing the strategy of “peace through strength” instead of following the Obama administration’s strategy of “hope.” While Romney talked a big game, he actually offered very few discernible points of difference with the Obama administration’s foreign policy.

Romney declared that “I will put the leaders of Iran on notice that the United States and our friends and allies will prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons capability,” promising to enact new sanctions in order to “make clear to Iran through actions—not just words—that their nuclear pursuit will not be tolerated.”

This is, needless to say, the exact same course that America is already following with Iran. The Obama administration has helped to cripple the Iranian economy (with sanctions, not words), and President Obama has repeatedly made it clear that he will “take no options off the table” to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Romney himself has acknowledged that he and the president share the same “red line” when it comes to the Iranian nuclear program.

On Afghanistan as well, Romney criticized President Obama without offering a clear policy alternative. Romney attacked Obama for planning a “politically timed retreat,” but he also promised that “I will pursue a real and successful transition to Afghan security forces by the end of 2014.” This is the same “political” timeline that the Obama administration is following.

Similarly, Romney promised that he would support the Libyan people’s efforts to establish a strong democratic government, and pursue the terrorists who attacked the American consulate in Benghazi — exactly what the Obama administration is doing as we speak.

Romney echoed President Obama’s calls for a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine, saying “I will recommit America to the goal of a democratic, prosperous Palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with the Jewish state of Israel.”

On this issue there’s good reason to believe that Romney does actually endorse a different strategy; during his infamous Boca Raton fundraiser in May, Romney was secretly caught on tape saying that “there’s just no way” that a two-state solution can work, because “the Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace” and “the pathway to peace is almost unthinkable to accomplish.”

Romney did offer some clear departures from the Obama administration. He sharply criticized the decision to withdraw American troops from Iraq — which he has called “tragic” in the past — arguing that “America’s ability to influence events for the better in Iraq has been undermined by the abrupt withdrawal of our entire troop presence.”

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  • Diogenes67

    Same old gasbag, same old gas.

    • Sandra

      Same old STENCH. Americans seem not to listen what’s actually being said, I think they concentrate more on the voice. I heard nothing in this speech but criticism and no plans or details of what he would do. Romney criticized PO for working with allied member countries of NATO to bring down Quadaffi yet now he claims he’ll works with these same allies. Does anyone see the hypocrisy and the stupidty of this man.

      • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

        Actually, there were some “plans” if you want to call them that. One involved Emperor Romney asking European to spend 2% of their GDP supporting NATO, the other was a veiled promise to get involved in the Syrian civil war, and he apparently has a master plan to take advantage of the Arab Spring to expand our business opportunities in the region. I don’t think the problem is that we don’t listen, the problem, for some of us is that we do listen and we are sickened by what we hear. This man is a panderer devoid of original ideas, and the few he had were discarded when they proved to be disastrous and unacceptable to mainstream Americans. Bear in mind that the reason he remains competitive has nothing to do with policy, values or vision.

        • Sandra

          You’re right Dominick, I overlooked those puzzling or rather bizarre statements. I wonder how he will achieve these goals since he has already pissed off most of our NATO allies. Will he send the 15 navy ships he plans on building to attack them if they tell him to go to hell? I did pick up on the part about expanding business opportunities in the ME, will that be more Americans jobs being shipped offshore at the expense of the American workers and the American economy? My bet is yes, as long as he and his buddies can make a profit, why not?
          Keep in mind, Italy has no use for the man after the telephone directory debacle twelve years ago where he and Bain Capital made over a billion dollars . They apparently still have not forgotten it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

            …the Italian affair was also tax free!

        • daniel bostdorf

          I think David Mahalah and his blog comment states it best:

          “MITT ROMNEY – NO FOREIGN POLICY, DANGEROUS

          Mitt Romney, running for President of the United States, as a Republican, is a dangerous empty suit / chair, that is endangering all Americans living in the US and abroad, by his explotation of the Israel / Arab situation, fostering flames between the US and Iran, and could cause World War III, by his failure to support US policy – while not offering real solutions or even a policy, that can be considered or debated – see him after the election !!!

          Mitt Romney apparently is being advised by old George W. Bush aides, who did not learn the lessons from his failures in foreign policy and who got us into two wars with @ 5,700 dead US Soldiers and 66,000 wounded soldiers. Soldiers who will need extensive post war medicaL and psychological treatment far into the future.

          Romney wants to get tough with Iran. Iran is not worth World War III and that may happen if his misguieded comments force a division between the US and Israel, and encourages Israel to strike at Iran, inflaming the whold Middle East. Iran with a nuclear weapon is not a credible threat to Israel or the US. If Iran were to use a nuclear weapon he may destroy Israeil, Lebonon, Turkey, Syria,Jordan and parts of Ejypt. No Arab nation would feel comfortable with Iran using a nuclear weapon.

          North Korean has developed a nuclear weapon – should we be concerned – Yes. Iran – Yes, but we cannot be the policeman of the World. We must use the United Nations, and diplomacy to stope Iran. The United Nations, is our cover, is our vehicle to develop a coordinated, consensus to solve the worlds problems. Not US Soldiers. Romney has not spoken out against North Korea – why?? because he has no foreign policy. He just shouts from the Lip, whenever President Obama speaks.

          President Obama made a perfect speech at the United Nations….that spoke about our beliefs, values and of a United States that doesn’t want to make war against any nation, but will be strong, and will take action if necessary. Republicans will take the President’s speech and turn it to their own agenda – to stir up right wing fervor, to make the American people think that Obama has failed and weak in foreign policy – when the opposite is true. President Obama has turned the bad policies of George Bush, and made America more respected overseas.

          Romney needs to shut up…and to give Americans and the World, his views on how to move forward in foreign policy and what he would do different the President Obama.

          We should not have to wait until the election has passed to find out how Romney will make the US stronger and protect American from threats both domestic and foreign.”

          I can’t say it any better and wanted to share it with you.

    • DukeDacat

      Just as I was departing for work this morning I picked up on CNN that Romeny was about to make a major policy speech on his Foreign Affairs Policy.

      I stopped in my tracks and listened to the entire 20 minute speech.

      What did I take away from this………………………. I was 20 minutes late for work!!!!.

  • 1standlastword

    Romney is not campaigning against Obama’s foreign policies He is simply drawing false distinctions to give the impression that he would do better. Short of starting another pre-emptive war–which neither party will support, Romney is trying to upstage Obama so he can get elected.

    Only low-information voters hear a clear distinction

    • John

      To 1standlastword…you hit it on the head…unfortunately…there are a significant number of low-information voters, many of which will be swayed by Romney’s meaningless eloquence. It will be interesting to see what happens at the next Presidential debate covering international affairs and foreign policy. Hopefully, Obama won’t hold back and show America that we cannot afford to make Romney our Commander in Chief!

      • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

        I have the feeling we are going to see a very different Obama during the second and third debates. I suspect that he and his advisors concluded that holding back, avoiding heated arguments and looking presidential was the way to go. Clearly, that was a mistake and I am sure they are all well aware of that. He is going to come out swinging and Romney is not going to have the benefit of a VMI tele-prompter to help him remember names of countries, foreign leaders, or how to spell foreign policy.

        • http://twitter.com/LostAnarchist S-3

          …Here’s hoping… I’m not going to fight for a nation nor support one that’s going to do stupid-ass shit for a handout from a majority of the rest of the world that knows fucking better!

        • http://www.facebook.com/jethro.hooper Jethro Hooper

          I find it simply incredible that an Obama supporter would choose to criticze anyone for having a teleprompter dependency. This is a textbook example of projection.

          • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

            President Obama, like all modern-day presidents, uses tele-prompters during formal speeches, but he has demonstrated time and again that he is an excellent orator during impromptu meetings and townhall meetings. If his performance during the second debate is as dismal as the first I’ll reluctantly admit that my impression was wrong.

          • http://www.facebook.com/carl.diederichs Carl Diederichs

            A teleprompter isn’t the issue. You know that. Garbage in garbage out. Ritt Momney didn’t need a teleprompter in Boca Raton–he had that down pat.

          • Del WS

            Did you mind when Ann Romney used one?

          • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.snead.96 Nancy Snead

            JETHRO mayb next time obama should cheate like that old romney take a bunch of notes his cheat sheets with him

        • 1standlastword

          I, like so many, expected Obama to get in Romney’ face with truth and facts during the first debate. Had Obama done so Romney might be quietly considering “quitting like Palin”; but, instead we have to look to another opportunity for Obama to knock this shapeshifter to the mat.

          Personally, I’m getting fatigued with all the BS of politics and can’t wait for somebody to win and hopefully Obama

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/G7UQ6SNNDMPTS4QKMJ3WLKMLVM Jim

            I also am waiting to see the revenge of the O.

            Hopefully Obama gave him enough rope to hang himself.

            I personally thought that Obama should have bitch slapped him, he was rude, he lied and he tried to be a smart ass.

            Well, Romney must have been playing pocket pool because succeeding on three out of three pretty dam good, unless
            the ball goes into the other guy’s goal…

            Romney had better wear his depends to the next debate!

            Also, Ryan must be at brainwash camp getting read for his debate…although I’m baffled as to why they’re debating…
            they’re both running on someone else’s coattails.

            Or is Romney running on Ryan’s coattail?

          • Polygamyman

            Ryans coat tails where good for 48 hours then Romney distanced himself from them. Now he’s back in love with Ryan because he realized he alienated the right wing voting block. Ryan is a lightweight that will talk facts as he sees them and then will get stuck on the interactive questions from the audience

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZJ5BBSQIGTUMERPZFALES6HQNY Bill

            Jim I don’t know about the bitch slap but the President should have told Romney to not interrupt him since Romney didn’t like Gov Perry doing it to him.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N66JKFRHFLOEIUUAUTAJ2MJW3U Nina

            President Obama is a very intelligent person, it could very well be he was giving Romney as much rope as possible to hang himself. While pundits and the Repubs claim a win for Romney, I saw him as a bully with extremely bad manners and no respect for either the President or the moderator! I was aghast the moderator did not stop Romney from overpowering him. Ah, yes, when talking about geting rid of PBS and Big Bird, he told the moderator, “I like PBS, I like Big Bird, and I like you too.” But he has already said he will get rid of PBS and Big Bird, does that mean he wants to get rid of the moderator???

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/GCXB2EABXANRR2IK7QHS3TAPOU ROBERT C HASTINGS

            Ryan has been soundly castigated for his budget by the Catholic bishops, so he has probably joined Tom Cruise for a Scientology auditing. I sure would like to hear the tapes for that one.

          • http://www.facebook.com/schirmerdon Donald Schirmer

            No he is running on Ann’s rear dress

          • daniel bostdorf

            Obama is a seasoned pro…and student of boxing strtegy and basketball.

            He realized that he had to allow a “rope a dope” strategy, take the punches, and wait for round 2 ie the next debate.

            You will see a “full court press” by Obama filled with “head fakes” that will make Romney become unglued..

          • patuxant

            You got it right! 44 for 4 more!

          • Rich Haney

            When Obama failed to mention Romney “47%” comment in the first debate, it was obvious the complacent POTUS was not only off his game but incredibly ill-prepared.

          • seagazer101

            He will never have to mention it. Isn’t it fresh in your mind? We all read about it, saw the video, talked about it: We know what he thinks of us. That little slip will cost him at the polls without the President ever having to mention it. He’s a polite man.

          • jiggymama

            While I agree with every thing you said, I think we should cut Obama a break.
            This poor man has to be exhausted,
            First of all he has had to put up with GOP CRAP SINCE DAY ONE .

            He has to campaign and run the country at the same time while Romney has 24-7 time to campaign.

            This man really really loves hi wife and had to miss celebrating his wedding anniversary.

            Who can blame him for being detached that night, after all he is only human. Lastly he is a good and kind hearted man who above all is the best example of a true man who never falters with his grace, dignity, and sence of fairness for all. He should not be under estimated by any means.

          • http://www.facebook.com/kenneth.stevens.3152 Kenneth Stevens

            The the big thing to me was that Obama allowed Romney to rattle off some serious charges that have been in the news and just might sound credible if not rebutted by Obama. Romney repeated the 700B Medicare cut charge at least three times with not a word of response from Obama. Then Romney went on his little renewable energy rant, bringing up Solyndra and making is sound like Obama personally handed over 90B of government funding to failed businesses run by Obama contributors. You just cannot let these things slip by unanswered. You can mute your attack, but not ignore your defense. First, I’m sure Obama is tired from the grind of running this country in the midst of, as an ancient Chinese would say, “interesting times”. But, he asked for the job and enlisted millions of us to “get his back” and “give our money”. Second, I also understand its tough to be President and campaigner at the same time. See previous response to #1. The bottom line is, no matter how you cut it, Obama let us down last Wed. night. Unless he was seriously ill, or had just learned of an extinction level disaster heAding our way, there really is no excuse and he needs to do better.

          • seagazer101

            He is too well bred to attack the way R did. I think he was astounded to see and hear someone be so rude in such a public forum.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/GCXB2EABXANRR2IK7QHS3TAPOU ROBERT C HASTINGS

            You, like so many others, are fed up with the BS of the past several years, the partisan wrangling and lies, the deadlock, and the low approval numbers for Congress. If, as Grover Norquist has publicly stated, you could reduce the size of government so you could put it in your bathtub and drown it, how would you go about that? The primary objective would be to make people fed up with government by making it appear that government can’t and doesn’t do anything. This is no conspiracy theory, but it sure looks like that is what’s happening. If Obama wins, hopefully he pulls in enough Representatives with him to get a majority in both houses and then we will see what the government can accomplish.

          • 1standlastword

            You said: “The primary objective would be to make people fed up with government by making it appear that government can’t and doesn’t do anything. This is no conspiracy theory, but it sure looks like that is what’s happening.”
            ******************************************************
            I agree and it is no conspiracy…it is a reality. Congress and republicans have given themselves an excuse to do “nothing” by convincing voters that they don’t like Obama’ policies and the way best to assure Obama’ failure is for them to do nothing and blame fecklessness on Obama.

            If inspite of their obstruction, Obama achieves anything then they accuse him of using big government to “force” his policies on people who don’t like them.

            We have a republican cabal and a group of wealthy corporate elitists with a very effective game plan to purchase the U.S. government by any means necessary.

            And it goes deeper than cash.

            They have created an image of Obama that is very unappealing to middle-aged working class white voters and that is why shapeshifter Romney is in a statistical tied with Obama on national polls.

            This all fits together to formularize their deep plan to create a republican majority rule for the next fifty years, as they know the next POTUS will be able to appoint one or possibly two supreme court justices.

            So the fact that the Romney of today is not the Romney of yesterday is ok with the conservative establishment because they just want to get him in office.

            Now he’ backing down on abortion jettisoning the conservative christians overboard… (maybe???!!

            Sadly. 40% of white voting Americans can’t see the heist going on right under their snotty noses

        • AnnMarieCad

          You are so right!

        • daniel bostdorf

          Not a mistake….Obama is a seasoned pro…and student of boxing strtegy and basketball.

          He realized that he had to allow a “rope a dope” strategy, take the punches, and wait for round 2 ie the next debate.

          You will see a “full court press” by Obama filled with “head fakes” that will make Romney become unglued..

          • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.snead.96 Nancy Snead

            Daniel i hope that in the second debate our president willl come out and bear no words get unpresidential mayb if that to show romney and the idiots what the mitt romney is really like for real

        • patuxant

          Right on, Dominick. His gloves will be off now and I think the President knows the charlataan he is facing. In many ways, I appreciate that he gave Romney some slack and the benefit of the doubt, but now it is clear that Romney has no scruples and will do anything to win, and I mean anything! Romney is so puffed up by the results of the first debate, he will be easy to bring down. Lies+ego= disaster!

        • http://www.facebook.com/schirmerdon Donald Schirmer

          Especially with the League of Women Voters running the show. They will limit each candidate to the specifics and to a specific time and nothing more.

      • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.snead.96 Nancy Snead

        yes ur so right there r so many people who do not realize what mittens will do to our country he will destroy it would make him happy to me he is a crook of bull but people just dont seem to care they dont watch tv read the newspapers they just dont have time and they listen to the other idiots who r so misinformed and some dont like obama for the coller of his skin they wont listen to me at least my son jamie wont how he is such a lier and a flippflopper and how he is so evil and a godly man well yes but in his mind he is GOD HE ROMNEY IS an evil man

      • seagazer101

        Hopefully we will see a moderator who can control Rongney’s boorish interruptions, which made it impossible for the President to speak without yelling, or stepping across the space and applying a can of whoop-ass to the rude bastard.

    • http://www.facebook.com/greg.dame.5 Greg Dame

      Romney needs to take a couple of boxes of gas ex. Furthermore he is a pompas ass!

      • 1standlastword

        a single match to light his fire who suffice my liking

    • peteserb

      How can you upstage a muslim moron without the use of a teleprompter?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/WNLLBE3HAIX3H2NEPNGDHCKJ34 Didi Paano

        How many times do you have to keep repeating the “teleprompter” BS….ALL presidents since Eisenhower have used a teleprompter! It’s an old story and people get tired of hearing it….think of something more intelligent to discuss! You only show your ignorance with this comment….it shows you have NOTHING to say of any matter (much like Romney)

      • Justin Napolitano

        peteserb, I guess it never ends with people like you does it. When you have nothing to say you just fall back on BS. Perhaps you would like another war? Are you willing to pay for this one or are you content to let the deficit run up just like it has for the two wars we fought? Perhaps you will volunteer to go and fight. Maybe you will send one of your kids to fight?
        You know sometimes it is better to remain silent, when people suspect you are not too bright than to open your mouth or write your thoughts and prove it.

        • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

          Ignorance is bliss and, like you said, when someone has nothing constructive to say their only recourse is to cast immature and unsubstantiated claims.

          • daniel bostdorf

            YES!

            Ignorance is bliss…to all these right wing posters….

            The actual wording comes from Thomas Gray’s poem, “Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College” (1742): “Where ignorance is bliss, ’tis folly to be wise.”

            A little knowledge is a dangerous thing: This maxim, originally a line from Alexander Pope’s An Essay on Criticism (1709), has been repeated with slight variations ever since. It is still heard, although less frequently, and sometimes shortened, as in the example.

            A little Learning is a dang’rous Thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring.
            [1711 Pope Essay on Criticism l. 215]

            For shallow draughts intoxicate the brain
            And drinking largely sobers us again.
            Fired at first sight with what the Muse imparts,
            In fearless youth we tempt the heights of arts,
            While from the bounded level of our mind,
            Short views we take, nor see the lengths behind;
            But more advanced, behold with strange surprise
            New distant scenes of endless science rise!

            Note that the poem says “Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring.” This excerpt makes the quote the opposite of ‘ignorance is bliss.’ It means that learning little is a dangerous thing, and that you should learn a lot so too drink from the Pierian Spring, which is either defined as a spring in Macedonia, sacred to the Muses, or as a source of inspiration.

            Shallow thoughts by the “bumper sticker thinking fascists” are disgusting.

        • Dianes4babies

          Very well stated!

      • 1standlastword

        You, sir– make no sense!

        • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

          LOL Just Like Romney None Of Them Make Any Sense Only To The Racist , Dump And Stupid People!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joan-Maurer/100000910841619 Joan Maurer

        Should’nt be a problem. I have looked at TV Guide and there are no televised debates with a Muslim moron. The debates scheduled are between the President of the United States and the former Governor of Mass. There are also debates scheduled between the Vice President of the United States and a Congressman from WI.

      • Del WS

        I take it the kids are home from school now. You can tell by the maturity drop in the comments.

      • daniel bostdorf

        Baloney peteserb hiding behind a fake name….

        You hids behind a fake name and are probably a paid operative to post here. Disinformation campaign tactics.

        Propaganda mastermind, Karl Rove, its billionaire friends like the Kch Brothers, and the media outlets of Fox”news,”, Limbaugh, Beck, and a dozen others to shove down the collective throat of American their intentional lies, distortions and bizarre theories about Obama.

        This disinformation “playbook” by Rove and others is nothing new. Fascists need to create imaginary enemies. They play off the 6th grade education and racism of their fanatic followers who are conveniently in a depression era economy created by Bush and Wall Street/big bank greed.

        How can you upstage a muslim moron without the use of a teleprompter?

        Put the baldface liar Romney up against him.

        Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels (like Foxnes, Limbaugh, beck and Rove believe) said it best:

        “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

        or as Adolph Hitler stated:

        “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”

        
The 1930′s had the Brown Shirts.
The 1950′s had Joseph McCarthy
The 1980′s had Ronald Reagan
The late 1990′s had George Bush JR…


        2012 we have Romney.

        Today we have peteserb, The Teaparty and the “red shirts.”


        The American Right invented it’s imaginary Obama (he’s not a muslim) to try and get us to by into their fascism.


        It didn’t work.
 Obama is going to win.

        Electoral College alone will assure that.

        He leads in all swing states…

        peteserb……I suggest that you read two things before you post here again:

        Read (can you?) The 13 volume set of Will and Ariel Durant’s “The History of Civilation,” and “The Rise and Fall of The Third Reich,” by William Shire.

      • http://www.facebook.com/kenneth.stevens.3152 Kenneth Stevens

        I didn’t see any Muslims or Morons up there. Don’t know which debate YOU were watching

      • seagazer101

        Gee, I didn’t Romney was Muslim!

    • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

      Romney knows that foreign policy is his weakest link and he and his handlers decided to appropriate President Obama’s foreign policy to have a fighting chance during the upcoming debate, which is focused on foreign policy.

      • Sandra

        Dominick, Romney’s Domestic Policy is also weak to nonexistent esp. the economy. Romney’s business experience is about loading companies up with debt, firing American workers and shipping their jobs to China while making millions for himself, his partners and investors. He has created/produced nothing but money. “A business that makes nothing but money, is a poor business.” Henry Ford

    • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

      Romney Just As I Stated Many Times Before Is Stirring Up The War Mongers!! Just Like So Many GOP Before Him!! War Is Just Another Way The GOP/Tea Party Leaders Makes Their MONEY!!!! They Are Invested In WARS!!!

  • peteserb

    Obama’s foreign policy must be superior to Romney’s. That’s why it’s a state secret. Nobody knows what it is, nobody knows how it works. Our enemies are mystified, but so are our allies. The muclim brotherhood is our friend while our ally in Israel is now our enemy. Please don’t reveal the secret to Romney!

    • WhutHeSaid

      Well, don’t feel so bad about it. It’s only a secret in your trailer park — along with personal hygiene, tolerance, and common sense. The rest of us can see the policy more clearly, possibly due to the fact that we don’t have to strain to peer through eye-holes cut into white sheets.

    • TZToronto

      Funny, then, that Romney’s foreign policy seems a lot like President Obama’s.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

    Romney’s speech at the Virginia Military Institute highlights once again the deep divisions that exist within the GOP as well as the flip flopping that characterizes Mitt’s stand on every issue he talks about. After months of constant demonization of President Obama because of the support he has given to the so-called Arab Spring, Romney did an about face an now accuses Obma of not supporting the Arb Spring, not taking advantage of the emergence of new democracies in north Africa and the Middle East, and promised a more direct involvement in the Syrian civil war if elected! I wonder how his supporters feel about this latest change in direction after months of criticizing Obama for supporting the people that Romney now promises to support!

    • patuxant

      Mitt is trying to offset the Biden-Ryan debate with this coy ploy. It won’t work. Joe will kick Lyin’ Ryan’s butt!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WNLLBE3HAIX3H2NEPNGDHCKJ34 Didi Paano

    Let’s hope that Joe Biden was in on this discussion…..he’ll bury Lyin’ Ryan on Thursday with this MISinformation!!! What a doofus!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HGC4BGWVYXV76PHZBPSPOOU5GA Independent1

      I’m hoping that Joe will at least fight back and throw the lying back in Ryan’s face.

  • midway54

    He continues to have no substantive answers to any problem facing the country.

    During the 2008 campaign when the meltdown was in progress, most of us will remember McCain rushing off to Washington, there to meet with others about what to do. Romney was in attendance and was clueless. Apparently his background as a multi-millionaire corporate raider didn’t serve him well.

    • TZToronto

      When your only suggestion is to buy up a company, borrow some money to save it, send its jobs to other countries, declare bankruptcy, and then stiff creditors, there’s not much to offer, is there?

  • solver04

    This is just continuation of GWB politics (the Rovers and Grovers and 1%er politics ,actually) Romney is just saying what is being fed to him from the Hawks. The foriegn affairs with them always has a profit margin attached, whether it’s oil, manufacturing rights, Libor rates, etc. There was no love for the U.S. under Bush, not even like, and MittsNomer will have an even more negative result (already has) If this Sociopathic, lying, traitor becomes elected our real problems will most assuredly begin at home and the wars he and the GOPlutocrats create will create jobs the only way they know how – By creating soldiers. Deep and dark days are ahead for the U.S. and the world if this instigator becomes POTUS – The war they start with Iran will become a world war in short measure and the word “nuclear” is being bantered too freely for that not become a weapon of flex. Flex results in fire and that means…………

  • manjul23

    Romney is “stealing” both president Obama’s domestic and foreign policies to make them look like as he is inventing something new. If President’s policies are so good that he had to change his own to match them with his to win the election, why should anybody vote for him who cannot stick to anything for 3 days….who can “etch a sketch” in no time to suite his ambitions….who has no integrity to speak of. President has already been successfully following these policies for 4 years and will stick to them for another 4 to make America a better place for all of us. Those who will believe Romney today may repent later on once he is in the oval office (if he does by hook and crook) because there may be a whole new “sketch” at that time that he may decide to act on to bring the country back to where Obama pulled it out from with so much effort and sacrifice.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/C2V2OWPOOM2EBOUPZINQJISBII johnb

    Sure does not sound much different than what we are pursuing right now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jethro.hooper Jethro Hooper

    It is laughable to think that anyone believes that Joe Biden, the class clown of the administration, could posibly make a good showing at the veep debate.

    • Del WS

      Actually he’s done quite well during past debates.

  • Bob Williams

    I guess that if you want to find out about Obama’s Foreign Policy positions, you only need to talk to our Ambassador in Libya, Christopher Stevens.

    Oh, we can’t? Obama’s great security allowed him to be assassinated?

    Never mind.

    • Sandra

      Bob, you’re demonstrating your ignorance but no matter you’re a troll so it’s to be expected. Nations where Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions’ residences are located are responsibe for security for staff of foreign nations/nationals, not the countries that have these organizations there. These Embassies, Consulates and High Commissioners’ staff are considered ‘guest’ in these countries and they are supposed to guarantee them safety.

    • DukeDacat

      Bobby, gather up your gun, bible and dog and go back to Faux Noise…
      Also, please take the other Troll, Jrthro with you.
      The Clown Bus is leaving and blowing the horn…………

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KWMCTLJJ2FHD3NPDJG6TAD467I Jesse Fell

    I have an uneasy feeling that the next president is going to be chosen by the small part of the electorate who so far have been undecided because they aren’t really interested in this political stuff and don’t know much about either candidate or what he stands for. Romney understands this, and stoops and stoops and stoops to make his appeal to this all-powerful group. Obama, having a quixotic respect for the voters’ intelligence, has trouble following Romney’s lead. Thus, a white knuckle election.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1335934630 Eileen Susa

    Romney is so dangerous for this country, he speaks when not appropriate at all, he is not commander in chief and yet he exposes the fool he is.I feel a draft coming on if he is elected, he scares the hell out of me, he loves power, that alone is dangerous as hell.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/F3J7GAEEWK4PHHV6HXGVJPE4BQ Worldpeaz

    This is so limp – I think it’s about time the 1% started paying for all this defense that we need to bully the world – and stop making our prisoners slave away making these things for next to nothing. And we need ACCOUNTABILITY for every penny spent in defense. There is none.

  • TZToronto

    Local police and security forces are responsible for security outside embassies and consulates. If there was none, don’t blame Obama. If the Libyan embassy in Washington were attacked by thugs, who would be responsible for keeping the embassy safe? The Libyan military? (Is there one now?) Does the Libyan government give orders to Washington on how to protect its embassy? What is their policy on such things? You must be knowledgeable about these things because you are eager to blame Obama for something he had no control over. . . . And what would you have done to protect the U.S. consulate in Benghazi?

  • TZToronto

    When you give the U.S. military more more than even they ask for, they’re going to spend it all, if they can. Get ready for more $1000 hammers and $50,000 toilets.

    • grammyjill

      The problem is they won’t give it to the military men and women. My son is an E6 = staff sargent. He made a whopping 9.50 per hour while he was in Iraq. At home he makes 8.00 per hour. 9.50 per hour to put your life on the line. How cheap and sick that is!

      • TZToronto

        Young men and women are cheap. Hammers and toilet lids are expensive.

  • ChristoD

    There is a fundamental problem with these debates, and in fact the whole election process. It is absolutely absurd for these CHRISTIAN politicians to constantly lie and lie without consequences. In many cases one can argue that their are nuances that can justify mis-statements but in Romneys case he has been so blatant about saying what he needs to say to win a point that he changes his position on the fly to the point that it is laughable. He was smoooth the other night simply because he won almost every point by saying whatever he had to say to win a point to the exclusion of the truth in most cases. He was a snake oil salesman of the first order. I am convinced that the President was so stunned to hear him pull this time and time again that his only response should have been ‘wait a minute this nitwit is lying so much that my only response is numbing disbelief’. The President showed this used car salesman, who says whatever he needs to say to close the deal, WAY too much respect. Next time, he should rip his ass out for his absurd performance. What is remarkable is that EVERYONE who is objective KNOWS this is happening yet they extolled the consistant position that Romney was the winner. Winner of what, his lie game ? what if he stayed true to the facts, would he have done nearly as well ? Absolutely not, in my book. C’mon folks call this for what it was, he was a total and complete fraud. The naivity, or lack of guts, on the part of the press for not consistently calling him out of on this issue is outrageous. The extreme right righties are laughing all the way to election day while Mitt, and Mr Intellectual Republican Ryan (what a freakin’ joke THAT is) follows in lock step. Their wooden noses will be the size of the Empire State building by then.

    • CEMQ

      ChristoD

      I agree with you except for the comment ” ‘The naivity, or lack of guts, on the part of the press for not consistently calling him out of on this issue is outrageous.”

      The real rason is that the legitimate Press establishment just wants/likes a big fight. It pays for the media, increases their worthiness, keeps it interesting. Fox will not criticize because they are the loudspeaker for the Right’s establishment.

    • grammyjill

      Of course Romney won. The fact checkers gave it to him. Romney lied 36 times to Obama’s 0. So, I guess the lies have it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=749932758 Richard Auletta

    Was this all part of the “FLIP” side of Mitt Romney or was it part of the “FLOP” side? He does everything ass-backwards, so that it is hard to tell the FLIPS from the FLOPS.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BHNRGKCUQ3HP5UNSC2EHRZVE4M Nosey

    So Romney wants to go to war with everyone, Spend billions more on military spending, Go back to cold war levels of military power. Funny that he didn’t volunteer for service during the Vietnam war. He protested for the war then moved to France and was given a pass on the draft.

    • CEMQ

      Nosey,

      Mitt went to France as a missionary to convert people to his (cult) mormonism.
      But it was actually dodging the draft. Just look at the picture of him lying on a French Riviera beach

  • yeahrightguy

    Romney is looking to follow the same course that George Bush and the Republicans at large favor.
    They start wars, and tell the American a bunch of lies in order to justify them, and they pay for them off budget. The American Economy is still trying to recover from the Bush term as President, and now Romney want to go back to the same way of running the government as Bush.
    I say we need to vote for the Dems, and give them 4 more years to clean up the Republican/Bush disastor.

  • emadis41

    Romney is endorsing Bush’s Neo-Con policies all the way, that includes starting new wars of choice like the war in Iraq; from which the US got nothing but international condemnations. He wants Israel to attack Iran and start another war in the Middle East, then he will join Israel.Would he ask Israel to give up its nuclear arsenal first.

    Romney has provided nothing new that departs from the Bush’s era Neo-Cons like Bolton, Kristal and the likes, when we lived through series of false alarms and scares. Bush also devastated Iraq and divided the country into sectarian factions. Iraq was a deterent to Iran, which is the actual winner of that war.The US will benefit nothing by staying in Iraq, except more animosity of the Arabs.

    Romney atatment on Palestinian State conflict with his statment in Boca Raton, and his anti-Palestinian stand. The US can not broker a peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians simply because the US blind support of Israel.

    As for the Libyan and Egyptian violence, the US can not influence the situation there, because both countries have a transition that got rid of supressive security apparatus that was directed against their own people, all with the support of the Western Govs, not only ours.

    If Mitt Romney is the Commander-in-Chief now, I think he would have ordered the Marines into another disaster, like that of Reagan, where 257 marines were killed unnecessary for siding with one faction in the Lebanese civil war.

  • http://www.facebook.com/stefan.moehler.10 Stefan Moehler

    USA is a strange country: It views Wikileaks as a crime and MR as a candiadate. And MR seems not to know the difference between secret diplomacy and actions and shouts about it. Stupid.

  • AnnMarieCad

    Someone shut him up..We are headed towards war every time he opens his mouth,

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.blankenship.779 Robert Blankenship

    pander would be a foreign policy disaster. his view of the world is 20 years behind the times.

    And, he would have us in another useless armed conflict within a year of taking office.

    This guy is a megalomaniac who would court disaster for We the People and the USA.

  • Pi_Boson

    Romney talked for an hour and said nothing with substance.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/D4X6MYIHSCGWLBVVKEBCOHZQZU mssas

    Hey you “uninformed” bloggers… after almost nearly a dozen previous attacks within six months, our Ambassador in Lybia was gang sodomized by a bunch of thugs, and other Americans killed! Now the whole world is writing about this (with the exception of the U.S., of course). I mean, how barbaric to be sodomized by a group of thugs, slaughtered and then put out for exhibition. NOW, AS I RECALL, THIS ALL HAPPENED ON OBAMA’S WATCH! Then, he and Secretary of State Clinton went out and purchased “air-time” on Muslim Radio stations to apologize for the so-called culprit of this action, the you tube video. So if you really think Obama has such a great foreign policy, I hoped you also have stocked up on your vasoline!

    • Del WS

      And just where are you getting this information? It doesn’t ring true. Sorry.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Nonesense and lies…no one was sodomized..

      mssas hides behind a fake name and is a paid operative to post here. Disinformation campaign tactics.
      mssas…propaganda mastermind, Karl Rove, its billionaire friends like the Kch Brothers, and the media outlets of Fox”news,”, Limbaugh, Beck, and a dozen others to shove down the collective throat of American their intentional lies, distortions and bizarre theories about Obama.

      This disinformation “playbook” by Rove and others is nothing new. Fascists need to create imaginary enemies. They play off the 6th grade education and racism of their fanatic followers who are conveniently in a depression era economy created by Bush and Wall Street/big bank greed.

      Ambassador in Lybia was gang sodomized by a bunch of thug? What lies!

      Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels (like Foxnes, Limbaugh, beck and Rove believe) said it best:

      “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

      or as Adolph Hitler stated:

      “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”

      
The 1930′s had the Brown Shirts.
The 1950′s had Joseph McCarthy
The 1980′s had Ronald Reagan
The late 1990′s had George Bush JR…


      2012 we have Romney.

      Today we have The Teaparty and the “red shirts.”
The American Right invented it’s imaginary Obama to try and get us to by into their fascism.


      It didn’t work.
 Obama is going to win.

      Electoral College alone will assure that.

      he ;eads in all swing states…

      mssas…….I suggest that you read two things before you post here again:

      The 13 volume set of Will and Ariel Durant’s “The History of Civilation,” and “The Rise and Fall of The Third Reich,” by William Shire.

      If you don’t….keep lying to us just like your fascist propagandist friends…

    • AMADAL

      Where are you getting this crap? If Obama’s policies are so bad, why has RoMoney changed what he has been saying for over 2 years to coincide with Obama? RoMoney has not had an original thought since he started trying to get nominated. All his thoughts and policies have been Etch-a-Scetched and re-writtne since winning the Repukelican nomination.

    • grammyjill

      You are very uninformed. Mr. Stevens died of smoke inhailation while locked in the panic room ALONE. The Libyain people broke that door down and rushed him to the hospital unfortunally too late. Ten libyan guards were also killed in that attack. And there was no apology either. The president and sec. of state Clinton Said that we americans thought that video was disgusting. And at the UN, with all the leaders of those countries there, the president said that people call him nasty things every day and he stands up for their right to do so. He was trying to push the thought of free speech.
      Stop listening to limpballs and those fox fantacy nutjobs. They are filling your poor little head with more crap than you can handle.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/G7UQ6SNNDMPTS4QKMJ3WLKMLVM Jim

    In corporate America there are people who are known as parrots. Let me explain… your in a meeting, the leader of the meeting says or asks something…an answer is given that sounds reasonable or insightful…now this person immediately repeats the same thing and indicates that they where part of the thought process. You can’t turn around and say they’re full of crap…that would make’s you a bad team player.

    Now a good manager will see right through this…but not everyone is a good manager.

    There are some people who believe what they hear because of who said it, they want to believe it or it’s right…they just don’t know who said or did it first.

    Enter Romney…he’s said everything first, all the good ideas where his and if it wasn’t for the media misquoting him or people misunderstanding what he’s said we’d all know how good (NOT) he is for America.

    As more and more people are understanding just what Romney is doing they and that’s beginning to include republicans won’t listen to the Parrot anymore.

    People are loyal, but not to many of them are totally stupid.

  • CEMQ

    The problem with Romney is that he does not have the gravitas, knowledge (in economics, foreign relations, history, our Nation (including our fellow Americans), or
    empathy to be President.

    He is a pampered scion of generations of privilege, who unlike the Kennedy’s (for example) , has no empathy for others not his economic class. He has no tolerance for others opinions (talk to people who knew him as Governor in Massachusetts).

    Mitt was born on third base and thinks he hit a homerun.

    He has no convictions other than whatever he perceives will be advantageous to him and his goals.

    He would be even worse than W Bush.

  • TB2871

    Romney, is an ASS! He knows nothing about foreing policies. Obama’s has already done what Romney has implied in his speech today he would do. Romeny’s plan has already been in place by this administration.
    The American public is tried of these wars that started over 10 years ago, Our sons and daughters have sacrificed enough. What has Romeny’s 5 sons done for our Conuntry, I do not believe any of them have served their Country, yet Romnet wants to continue the war and sacrifice someone else’s son and daughter. The Romney clan is just getting richer off the back of the middle Americans. Romney needs to go back to Utah and stay there.

  • http://www.facebook.com/wiseheart7 Hannah S Wilder

    Good string of comments. Sometimes I think Romney’s MO is a smorgasbord of opinions and positions, with no consistent public philosophy (although we know the real game is “win at all costs and make money from other people’s money”). . If undecided voters lack the common sense to see his inconsistencies, his hypocrisy, and his greed, then shame on them.
    Fortunately, if we remember that this is not a contest based on popular vote but on the electoral college system, things look a LOT better for Potus Obama. Keep your eye on the swing states, and watch the electoral college situation. This is where Democrats are strong and why Republicans have come across as uncoordinated, swinging blind at bat, and well, not very bright. Their strengths are incredibly prejudiced (both racist and misogynist as well as anti-intellectual) people and low information voters. We have to have faith and also help motivate these groups to vote: women, young people who have educated themselves via internet and want more education, and military people who remember how the Bush administration cut back their support and benefits and sent them into wars based on dubious claims without even proper body armor. We also must remember that what you see in the people in each party is who they will represent; in the case of Republicans, it’s primarily wealthy white men with Stepford wives, and in the case of the Democrats, it’s…..everybody else: women who think, Latinos, people of mixed race, African Americans, and especially among them people who are either educated or self-educated. Hello, the economy is on the upswing, Obama caught Osama and his henchman, and there is a whole string of accomplishments.
    I recommend to every undecided voter in American: stand back from the debates, and have a listen to Bill Clinton’s speech at the DNC. It’s about facts, arithmetic, and the interest of a stable and strong economy. If you liked how the Republicans scrambled through their primaries and how Romney zig-zagged and lie on issues, then you are in for a surprise. What is on the screen with Romney is not who he is. Listen to the candid behind the scenes recordings.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OIWHIIHWEWBKKLVU4FQS3XQQKE Todd

    If what the author says is true, and Romney didn’t really say much, then how can the Obama campaign claim that Romney is so radically to the right that he is to the right of George Bush? You can’t have it both ways. Either Romney is radically right, or this author is disingenuous in his vitriolic trashing.

  • Polygamyman

    How could he do better..he lacks the moral leadership of leading his 5 sons and himself away from millitary service. He acknowledges he gets a lot of his ideas and guidance from wearing his magical mormon underwear. This vodooistic approach has never been blessed by God in 5000 years. It is not a good thing to tell his right wing evangelicals that he avoided serving His country so he could go out and prozelytize evangelical christians to convert to mormonism. This is where his values are. He is a pawn of the Salt Lake Temple Square mormon powermongerers and he is at their beck and call.

  • Polygamyman

    Romney will unveil His White Horse theory. USA will move away from the constitution and the Great Mormon army will save them from destruction. They have already damned Israel by believing the New Jerusalem will be built in the USA and not in Israel..Explain that Mitt.

  • MizzBJ

    I listened to Mitt Romney give a lot of complaints and criticism to President Obama and his administration. He still has not learned that he can not build himself a better image in the eyes of the world by trying to make someone else look bad. He failed miserably, he sounded like the bully that he is. The man is a warmonger as well as a bully. He wants to build a lot of war ships so he can fill the seas in the Middle East with American war ships. The man is truly crazy..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B6RROC4IUESHT322QS5VJVPYRM Lynda

    Well Mitt before you send off thousands of Americans to fight your new enemy I suggest that you convince a couple of your sons to join up. None of that Air Force stuff…ground combat arms is the ticket. He had his chance to proof how tough he was, but instead he patrolled the streets of Paris. What a phony!

  • ococoob

    Do I hear the “drums beating and the swords swinging” for war here? A very frightening probability. DUMP Romney/Ryan NOW!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barbara-Ann-Meek/556634626 Barbara Ann Meek

    Romney is an embarrassment to this country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barbara-Ann-Meek/556634626 Barbara Ann Meek

    Romney is an embarrassment.

  • ridemybroom

    the next 2 debates will be very different (mitt and ob) and i just hope ob come back to mitt and says the 47 % that romney will not save will in fact be called up and drafted to fight the war in the middle east and the rest will be his buddies getting rich…while their sons and romney included sits back and lets other die for the oil and the money….what a shame and a scam….PEOPLE GET RID of the REPUTARDS IN THE HOUSE….give ob the power to make it happen…

  • jiggymama

    Romney speaks only gibberish hoping that stupid people will believe his bologna and trying to confuse everyone else.

    Help save big bird and Elmo, our children need him.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GNI7FMYTVW5ATOFW3JX5HTBU5I SEHID

    Who is the real Romney? There seems to be two version of him. The public Romney and behind closed doors Romney. He tells the public what he thinks soothes them and go behind closed doors and say, don’t mind them and say what he really thinks. The real Romney is the one behind the closed doors. He may not go behind closed doors henceforth, whatever he says in the public has elements of deceit as his mind is full of his real thoughts. Don’t be deceived by this Guy. “I don’t cre about the 47% behind closed doors, I care about the 100% in the public”. “Two state solution among Isreali/Palestine is not possible, kick the cann down the road behind closed doors, two state solution in the public” . This guy just want to play arround and get elected by all means.

  • DurdyDawg

    That’s because he has no solutions until he gets into office, change the political position into a profit making industry then sell out (fire) those who would challenge his NWO..

  • jjjshelen

    Willard does not have a clear policy on either domestic or foreign policy. He needs to take Ryan, welch, Behner, limbaugh and deport themselves to a remote island where they can tell lies to each other. The American people deserve a candidate with character and positive values. Willard has neither. He reminds me of the worst kind of predator.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Salamah-Mahdi/100001366046249 Salamah Mahdi

    Foreign Policy speech or For-Reign Policy speech? Already, preparations are afoot in China, Russia, the Middle East & North Africa to face the tectonic shift in US Foreign Policy if the nation of dumb, dumber and the dumbest elects Mitt in November 2012.

  • http://www.facebook.com/botuo.gabriel1 Botuo Gabriel

    A LEADER MUST NVER HAVE TWO MOUTHS BUT ONE, MUST BE TRUST WORTHY AND NOT TO QUICK TO JUDGE AND RENDER APPOLOGY LATER.

  • http://www.facebook.com/botuo.gabriel1 Botuo Gabriel

    APOLOGY SHOULD HAVE BEEN THE LAST THING , THAN RUSHING INTO BETRAYING YOUR OWN MIDDLE CLASS IN PRESENCE OF THE RICH ONES AND YOU TURN ROUND TO SEEK THE VOTES OF THESE MIDDLE CLASS

  • http://www.facebook.com/gene.sebald Gene Sebald

    peace through strenth is nothing more than a bully tactic that can start another war.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGOUPZ3JYNMPBVOHLZRCRVRD6Q ivory69690

    Romney Offers Much Criticism, Few Solutions In Foreign Policy Speech/// theres two way the anti-christ romney want to deal with things 1 is to say his bull crap so many times that you get tired of hearing ansd just say OK YA WHAT YOU SAY IS RIGHT . even though you know its all lies and there,s not a true word coming out of his bull crap talking mouth or 2 wait till he gets in the house (god help the country then if that happens )and when he gets in the house then him and his lil eddie monster look-a-like pals will tell the country all spects of their plan

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGOUPZ3JYNMPBVOHLZRCRVRD6Q ivory69690

    im waiting for the anti-christ romney to say he want ppl. in jail to be able to vote and have the right to and mental hosp. also then he will pror. get a lot of vote from those places. then again it could be a good thing to for some for the ppl. that are in the mental hosp. will say OMG and you have us in here and the anti-christ romney out there . thy be thinking thy feel better he isnt in the same place as then and ways . for he,s truly out of this world

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGOUPZ3JYNMPBVOHLZRCRVRD6Q ivory69690

    ill clarify my specific policy goals on many major challenges facing the country when i get in the house . shhhhh its top secret stuff and no one can know this so please ppl. dont tell no one that i have these plan for it you do you will be a trader to the USA he,s an idiot and thats the good side of him from there it only gets worse

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGOUPZ3JYNMPBVOHLZRCRVRD6Q ivory69690

    Romney’s speech, ostentatiously titled “The Mantle of Leadership,” /// hey ding dong you can lead the country to the crap but you cant make us eat it

  • dotutz

    How can any thinking American whether Dem or Rep vote for this pair? It boggles my mind that they are playing with a full deck! The only reason people are voting for them is a vote against Obama, not for Romney and that is a sad state of affairs. I only hope people think of what will happen if they pull that lever for the Republicans.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGOUPZ3JYNMPBVOHLZRCRVRD6Q ivory69690

    Similarly, Romney promised that he would support the Libyan people’s efforts to establish a strong democratic government, and pursue the terrorists who attacked the American consulate in Benghazi — exactly what the Obama administration is doing as we speak./// he says all the things that are already being done now . so saying them again isnt nothing but old news . and your true drive anti-christ romney is to make you and ur greedy bastard freinds the 2% richer . when you send your kids to where you want the fighting to be then you,ll show that your whole clan isnt a bunch of cowards like there dad . im sure your dad it doing a top spin in his grave now and would be ashame of his son now . and do you have any sister or broithers ? if you dont . the country can only thank god and if you do have any then god help us

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGOUPZ3JYNMPBVOHLZRCRVRD6Q ivory69690

    Similarly, Romney promised that he would support the Libyan people’s efforts to establish a strong democratic government, and pursue the terrorists who attacked the American consulate in Benghazi — exactly what the Obama administration is doing as we speak.//// look at it this way the anti-christ romney is just trying to save mone to put in his own pocket . he,s saving money on his speach writer if he just says whats already being done he can write his own speaches and give him self the money that the ppl. give him for his campain. hmmmmm im thinking about 100,000 $ an hour or the same price per word

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGOUPZ3JYNMPBVOHLZRCRVRD6Q ivory69690

    Romney did offer some clear departures from the Obama administration. He sharply criticized the decision to withdraw American troops from Iraq//// if you would feel better then send you boys there anti-christ romney . you coward

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1476537564 Jack McNulty

    When Romney’s Five Sons Sign Up He Will Deserve a Listen.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGOUPZ3JYNMPBVOHLZRCRVRD6Q ivory69690

    Romney did offer some clear departures from the Obama administration. He sharply criticized the decision to withdraw American troops from Iraq — which he has called “tragic” in the past — arguing that “America’s ability to influence events for the better in Iraq has been undermined by the abrupt withdrawal of our entire troop presence.”//// anti christ romney think about it . if the dirty bush and cheezy chainey didnt go there with fake or wrong or no intelagents and start that war then today Iraq may still have that leader in power there today and if nothing else that leader could been keeping Iran in check

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LRZMFOEUBRH6HKWCZRHKA3S364 Jonnathan

    What is amazing about what I just read is that many people don’t take the time to use the brain in their own head to make a decision that will be disasterous to all Americans. The American people can not be mislead to believe that Romey will be able to continue to move this country forward. If Mr. Romney comes up with a thought that is his own please let me know. If Mr. Romney dares to buck the party of the rich let me know. If Mr. Romney gets elected American get ready to go to war again. Please use the brain inside your head and remember the America’s is much bigger than 1%.

  • montanabill

    I really don’t see that Romney is advocating the same policy on Iran as the President. Without a line in the sand, Iran simply doesn’t worry about crossing it and will eventually announce that they have a nuclear weapon. Our talking then will be vague threats about them using it.

    There would differences between the Obama policy and Romney’s on Afghanistan. Obama has made it clear he would pull out exactly on a time schedule. Romney is a little less clear.

    Either way, a scheduled withdrawal would be less effective than doing an overnight pull-out tomorrow with a promise to obliterate everything if we ever had to come back. If the civilians are so afraid of the Taliban they won’t fight them, then we need to give them a reason to be even more afraid of us. I realize that is cowboy diplomacy, but a little fear would go a long way toward our being able to keep our troops home. There is simply no way we can withdraw from the world and talk the bad guys out of instigating trouble. We have proven that many times in the last couple of decades and are doing it once again with Iran.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GRY7NEMF5ELSRQXIHHPRGO2PCY Joseph

    Typical Romney Speech…..no substance except generic and this time, exact same policies America is following today on Iran. Sickning, isn’t it? He will however, get more education on Foreign Policies from Republican Aids since they already hate the Middle East. Both he and Ryan are getting educated also on Intelligence since they have no clue on either of these subjects. The only advantage now is that Romney made his “BOO BOO” and will be prepared and prepped on what not to say again during the next debate……

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GRY7NEMF5ELSRQXIHHPRGO2PCY Joseph

    OMG, can you imagine the USA having President Talk on any subject without being prepped or educated prior on what or what not to say? He already has embarassed his own self and hi party with ridiculous comments and even to Foreign Countries. Talk is cheap but Diplomatic Strategy on any subject is not……Romney just doesn’t have the knowledge or education or background on most Policies except his Republican/Tea Party thing attitude of “my way or no way.” This is just a takeoff of the Newt Gingrich Era of 1995 when he was Speaker and got ousted for immoral and underminng lies. Remember, once he make an Idiotic Comment about something to a Foreign Country, he cannot, cannot change his mind tomorrow and be forgotten or forgiven……Bad Karma!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EDW4NFSNB6B352V5BWIYYDS2MM charles holloway

    Can you trust a known liar, yes we can. Vote for mitt romney ,a man that has no core values, can flip on flop,and will keep america at war. The reform mormon with other people ideals.

  • one_veteran

    Want to see World War 3???? Elect Romney!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IIAFAK62EMBFOLOX76RKHIW7TA Gilbert

    You guys are giving some very atute observations. In short Mitt Romney has plagiarized President Obama’s operating agenda, and if we were sound asleep, we might be hood-winked into thinking Romney was bringing something new. I wish President Obama would have just gone ahead and stepped on Romney, squashing him like a worm under foot. However, that is not what took place but he did give Romney plenty rope… and Romney filled-in with one lie after another. Especially blatant, the lie Romney told about him having NO KNOWLEDGE of ANY Tax-break for taking businesss off-shore. I was surprised that President Obama didn’t walk around the podium and slap him! When you get the chance, Google and study: IC-DISC TAX BENEFIT {Interest Charge Domestic International Sales Corporation Tax Benefit}. This provision has been part of our tax laws since 1972, and it most certainly does provide an export tax benefit allowing businesses with annual sales between $100,000 and $300,000,000 to receive dividends taxed at 15%. You’d be surprised how much latitude is given on the “export” side. The exporting of financing, for example, qualifies for this kind of favored tax treatment. Why would Mitt Romney LIE about something that can be so easily checked-out??? Perhaps he is schizophrenic. Not to mention all the other lies he told. It was lie after lie after lie. This is good. What has been recorded on tape cannot be denied later, whcih seems to be a pattern with Romney. Now he thinks he can threaten or call-out Vladimir Putin. Doesn’t this ignorant fool realize that with a single weapons shipment to rebels in any one of a dizen or so countries, that Vladimir Putin can create a National Security crisis for us, and then sit back and laugh while hysterical reactionaries like Mitt Romney attack their own government??? Mitt Romney behaved like an emotionally-troubled woman during the Libyan attacks {and this is not to disparage women… I love women}, not like a Presidential candidate. Where was the calm, collective intellect, the reflection necesary to ascertain the facts and hone-in on the trail of the perpetrators. Any hystertical dim-wit can shout, scream, lay blame and curse. He is damn lucky he did not grow up in the ghetto… He would never have made it. The average ghetto-ite would display much more calm, self-possession, and keenness of mind than was witnessed by Mitt Romney’s Libyan antics… and that is only taking into account how the women and children would respond. I’ve got the feeling that Romney’s moment will be short-lived. considering his obvious character defects it really doesn’t matter how good he can sound in a debate. Real life does not imitate debate-style.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

    Man, Romney is like a lizard! He can change colors quicker than a cat could wink its ass! That manifests an instability of his character, where he could switch positions as if he has a super-human ability to morph himself, like an X-Man or something. It’s remarkable to see. But, beneath all of that mystical abilility, he is revealing with crtstal clarity what his intentions are. He understands he can’t go around slapping and thugging on world leaders. that’s the Ugly American syndrome! He’ll get war, which is what he essentially wants. War was the ruin of America’s economic and much of its employment decline with outsourcing trailing it. He can’t seem to get out of that groove.Much of the global economic difficulty is from supporting America in Bush/Cheney’s war effort in the Middle East. Much of the turmoil in the Middle East is from the support of a few mid-eastern governments supporting Bush/Cheney or funneling support to alQaeda. War is their downfall. Take a good look at what’s going on in Syria and you will see who is suffering in that civil conflict: the Syrian people. The Syrian people will be the ones to pay for it as well, like getting screwed from both ends. Romney is alivating to get into that conflict in order to profiteer from it, him and the koch brothers and their billionaire friends. They won’t pay for it. They’ll be getting paid! WE are the ones who will pay for it, and like the Syrians, we will get screwed from both ends, like de ja vu all over again….VOTE AMERICA!!!!!!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

    Dont’ vote for Romeny/Ryan. Don’t vote for Obama/Biden. VOTE AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N66JKFRHFLOEIUUAUTAJ2MJW3U Nina

    Romney knows absolutely nothing about Foreign Polocies, nor does he know anything about diplomacy with foreign countries, including Great Britian. Witness his ugly PRESUMPTIONS regarding the London Olympics!! Romney WANTS us to believe his lies and he keeps repeating them over and over again in the hope that we will buy into his lies!! President Obama has done a tremendous job with his foreign policies and his diplomacy. Romney is too bullish and too self-absorbed to do the right thing. Heck, he criticizes President Obama on EVERYTHING!!! Calls him a “failed President”! Gee, wonder what he secretly calls George W. Bush!! As we all know, and the world knows, GWB WAS a total failure, he left the White House in shame. The Republicans, including Romney and Ryan have absolutely nothing to do with GWB!! They do NOT mention him at all and did NOT invite him to the Republican Convention!!! Romney is adopting GWB’s policies and has most of GWB’s people in his campaign staff!!! Isn’t that ironic? Romney wants nothing to do with GWB, yet, hired most of his people to man his campaign. Hmmmm. Even in this he is a flip-flopper!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N66JKFRHFLOEIUUAUTAJ2MJW3U Nina

    Romney knows absolutely nothing about Foreign Policies, nor does he know anything about diplomacy with foreign countries, including Great Britian. Witness his ugly PRESUMPTIONS regarding the London Olympics!! Romney WANTS us to believe his lies and he keeps repeating them over and over again in the hope that we will buy into his lies!! President Obama has done a tremendous job with his foreign policies and his diplomacy. Romney is too bullish and too self-absorbed to do the right thing. Heck, he criticizes President Obama on EVERYTHING!!! Calls him a “failed President”! Gee, wonder what he secretly calls George W. Bush!! As we all know, and the world knows, GWB WAS a total failure, he left the White House in shame. The Republicans, including Romney and Ryan have absolutely nothing to do with GWB!! They do NOT mention him at all and did NOT invite him to the Republican Convention!!! Romney is adopting GWB’s policies and has most of GWB’s people in his campaign staff!!! Isn’t that ironic? Romney wants nothing to do with GWB, yet, hired most of his people to man his campaign. Hmmmm. Even in this he is a flip-flopper!!

  • TZToronto

    Yes. Lehrer is dangerous because he can think. Big Bird, too.

  • TZToronto

    By not mentioning it, Romney, who was waiting for it, had to go on Fox and say that he was wrong. Had Obama mentioned it, Romney would have been ready with a lame response. So which is it, Mitt? Were you right about the 47% or wrong? Do you care about the moocher Americans or only those who think the way you do? Do you really care about America or just your wealthy, tax avoiding buddies?

  • whyworryme

    One thing is certain come January there won’t be an apology tour on his schedule. Pakistan and Afghanistan as well as Iraq will realize that killing our troops days are over…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YS2TEKIDWOLQH6FLUOQCFTLZSE Robert

    There he goes again, saying he will do what is already being done. alot of words no facts no real solutions. Do not dislike Omaba so much, that you vote for someone who is really out of touch with the realities of the world.

  • mrbluesays

    Romney is a war monger, ready to kill your son’s in his war in the middle east (Iran)

  • http://www.facebook.com/schirmerdon Donald Schirmer

    Iamjust appalled about whatever Romney Mitt Willard has to say, which is nothing much and nothing new. oh well.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IIAFAK62EMBFOLOX76RKHIW7TA Gilbert

    Romney is a pompous windbag who is simply verbalizing policies that have been in place for many years, trying to give the impression that he brings new ideas to the table. These proclamations might sound like news to the uninformed, but to the rest of us… we see through Romney.

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