Romney criticizes Obama response to L...

Romney criticizes Obama response to Libya, Egypt attacks

There are 2962 comments on the Reuters story from Sep 11, 2012, titled Romney criticizes Obama response to Libya, Egypt attacks. In it, Reuters reports that:

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday criticized the Obama administration's initial response to violent attacks at U.S. diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya as a campaign centered on the U.S. economy took a detour into foreign policy.

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Ken

Orinda, CA

#1156 Sep 17, 2012
Eric Gustafson wrote:
The Romney secret admission caught on tape.
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what. These are people who pay no income tax.”
Romney goes on to say;
“My job is not to worry about those people.(cmphasis added) I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
So much for the notion of the President of the United States being the president of all the people
It appears Governor Romney is referring to the 47 percent of Americans who did not pay federal income tax last year—22 percent of whom were elderly people on Social Security, while 17 percent were students and disabled Americans. Much of the remaining Americans who paid no federal income taxes were low-income workers who qualify under the law for the earned income tax credit but do pay payroll taxes. Ironically, many of these low-income, non-federal income tax paying people are white, working class Americans who are a part of Romney’s base of support.
http://youtu.be/XnB0NZzl5HA
hhmmm...president of all? Like when Obama attacks the successful, you know, the ones that pay most of the taxes....unless of course they are successful AND liberal....Then rich is ok.

I have a friend whose daughter collects WIC coupons while both she and her husband work, while she pays for fancy fake nails 2x a month, while she pays for expensive gymnastic classes for an older child...

Yes, scammers of the working class..

Please spare me the nobility of the poor....a lot of them are crooks who feed off the work of others..

I am not talking of honestly needy people....those people do support Romney because they have dignity in their work regardless of amount of pay...they recognize Obama and Dems as the party that encourages dependency on the govt.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1157 Sep 17, 2012
bottlecap wrote:
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Au contraire, my good fellow, the United States role in the Iran/Iraq War was indeed correct and sucessful.
The two sides fought to a standstill, the balance of power between the socialists/communists and the religious freaks remained, the US took a periphrel role without endangering American lives AND not making any new enemies.
Sure, the war was tragic, but the truth is Itaq(Babylon) and Iran(Persia) have been fighting each other for OVER 2000 years and it would have been quite presumptious on the US Government to think they could change the region for the better by OVERT and MASSIVE Intervention.
PS:"In 539 BC, the Neo-Babylonian Empire fell to Cyrus the Great, king of Persia, with an unprecedented military engagement known as the Battle of Opis."
And your belief that they would kill each other off didn't come to fruition and it didn't bring stability to the region did it?

Thank you for proving your own point wrong. it saves all that blustering and arguing over who is right and who is wrong...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1158 Sep 17, 2012
Ken wrote:
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hhmmm...president of all? Like when Obama attacks the successful, you know, the ones that pay most of the taxes....unless of course they are successful AND liberal....Then rich is ok.
I have a friend whose daughter collects WIC coupons while both she and her husband work, while she pays for fancy fake nails 2x a month, while she pays for expensive gymnastic classes for an older child...
Yes, scammers of the working class..
Please spare me the nobility of the poor....a lot of them are crooks who feed off the work of others..
I am not talking of honestly needy people....those people do support Romney because they have dignity in their work regardless of amount of pay...they recognize Obama and Dems as the party that encourages dependency on the govt.
How does Obam and the democrtatic party encourage gov't dependency? Please be specific, no media sound bytes.
bottlecap

United States

#1159 Sep 17, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Isolationism was proved to not work before Ron Paul was born. You'd think he would have taken a history class or two in his time...
The charge of "Isolationism" hurled at Paul is a canard. You can excel on the International stage thru diplomacy, culture and commerce without going to war.

What? Is someone who doesn't want to go to a War with country "X" (Iraq), because the individual's nation has been attacked by country "Y"(Saudi Arabia) an isolationist?

If war is your game, then this from Sun Tzu, in "The Art of War"

"There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare."

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1160 Sep 17, 2012
bottlecap wrote:
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The charge of "Isolationism" hurled at Paul is a canard. You can excel on the International stage thru diplomacy, culture and commerce without going to war.
You have historical examples of this?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1161 Sep 17, 2012
bottlecap wrote:
<quoted text>
The charge of "Isolationism" hurled at Paul is a canard. You can excel on the International stage thru diplomacy, culture and commerce without going to war.
What? Is someone who doesn't want to go to a War with country "X" (Iraq), because the individual's nation has been attacked by country "Y"(Saudi Arabia) an isolationist?
If war is your game, then this from Sun Tzu, in "The Art of War"
"There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare."
No, an isolationist is someone who thinks a nation in todays world can excel on the international stage thru diplomacy, culture and commerce without going to war.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#1162 Sep 17, 2012
or preferably detering war with strong prescence with the ability to go to war.

someday this may not be necessary, but that day is not now, nor is it near.
bottlecap

United States

#1163 Sep 17, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>And your belief that they would kill each other off didn't come to fruition and it didn't bring stability to the region did it?
Thank you for proving your own point wrong. it saves all that blustering and arguing over who is right and who is wrong...
Isn't it kind of laughable that you would know what I think? They "would kill each other off"?? Haven't they been fighting for over 2000 years and they are still BOTH countries.

As for stability, it did not bring stability, it maintained it. It preserved the Status Quo and in any case, what is that to the United States.

The Bushes and the Clintons and Obama are all interventionists and it is their intervention that has caused instability in that region of the world; and even in this country. Besides, all of this unsolicited interventionism has been at a terrible cost in lives and a drain on the US Treasury. Ron Paul has been proven right---but each person can decide that on his own.
bottlecap

United States

#1164 Sep 17, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>No, an isolationist is someone who thinks a nation in todays world can excel on the international stage thru diplomacy, culture and commerce without going to war.
China is doing fine!
bottlecap

United States

#1165 Sep 17, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
or preferably detering war with strong prescence with the ability to go to war.
someday this may not be necessary, but that day is not now, nor is it near.
SHAZAM!! We agree----however we should not have a stong military just to be an enforcement arm of International Bankers BUT ONLY have a strong military to use, for what is in the best interest of the country.
Ken

Orinda, CA

#1166 Sep 18, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>How does Obam and the democrtatic party encourage gov't dependency? Please be specific, no media sound bytes.
Cool, advertising in certain radio markets for food stamps
Heralthcare takeover...some employers will opt to pay a fine rather than cover employees, who then are invited to go on Medicare, etc.
The EPA acting that only they can save the planet fro pollution with regulations,,,like controlling puddles on people's property
telling us when we can light our fireplaces...we don't need common sense
what kind of lightbulbs we can use...never mind how to dispose of LED bulbs mercury
stalling the Keystone pipeline project...making us have to look at what environmentalists deem permissible energy
tearing down dams to alter sources of electricity...Nashville floods were caused by this reckless policy
....I could go on about govts. intrusion into our lives so that we eventually we have to rely on them to make every decision....
Mayor of NY tells restaurants to take salt off tables...govt will tell you what to eat.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#1167 Sep 18, 2012
"We ... we, uh, use Ann sparingly right now so that people don't get tired of her."

- Romney, POS scumbag. Yes, Smut we are sick of Ann the misogynistic creep AND we are sick of you.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#1168 Sep 18, 2012
Ken wrote:
<quoted text>
Cool, advertising in certain radio markets for food stamps
Heralthcare takeover...some employers will opt to pay a fine rather than cover employees, who then are invited to go on Medicare, etc.
The EPA acting that only they can save the planet fro pollution with regulations,,,like controlling puddles on people's property
telling us when we can light our fireplaces...we don't need common sense
what kind of lightbulbs we can use...never mind how to dispose of LED bulbs mercury
stalling the Keystone pipeline project...making us have to look at what environmentalists deem permissible energy
tearing down dams to alter sources of electricity...Nashville floods were caused by this reckless policy
....I could go on about govts. intrusion into our lives so that we eventually we have to rely on them to make every decision....
Mayor of NY tells restaurants to take salt off tables...govt will tell you what to eat.
You can down all of the salt you want. No one cares what you eat.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#1169 Sep 18, 2012
Bishoprick Romney tells a woman to give up her baby for reassignment to a Mormon couple or he will excommunicate her.

Nothing like Romputz telling you to GIVE UP YOUR CHILD. Heil!
Go Blue

Miami, FL

#1170 Sep 18, 2012
McGruff wrote:
<quoted text>
Clinton just ran without a deferment.
Lame deflection....SOP for followers of Thurston Howell Romney III.....

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#1171 Sep 18, 2012
Eric Gustafson wrote:
The Statement said America is a nation founded on Religious tolerance and that any disparaging comments on religion is not an American policy.
Romney said that comment was an apology and a sign of weakness.
America was founded on religious tolerance. Romney went to Harvard, you would think he knows that, Harvard was started by one of the early established Churches in Colonial America.
That only proves Romney was pander and playing the protest for votes and nothing more, but he made the comment just as the Attack in Libya turned violent unbeknown to Romney.
Boy what a blunder by a bonehead looking to take advantage of a situation for political gain.
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Leave it to a liberal to "cut and past" out of context sentences in order to make your lord and savior, Barack Obama, look good.

That wasn't what Romney was talking about, and you know it.

Attempting to engage in useful debate with such dishonesty as yours is a futile proposition.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#1172 Sep 18, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
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Obama will continue to drive us so far to the left, we may never find the road again.
Let's assume your assertion is true: I'd rather go from ditch to ditch than completely off the road.
Myself, being an unapologetic right winger, I consider a "hard right turn" to be the proper course for the nation.
Ron Paul, unfortunately, has no chance. But I understand your zeal.
The right ditch is as bad as the left ditch...A DITCH IS A DITCH.....

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#1173 Sep 18, 2012
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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Now the moron is caught dancing on the graves of the diplomat and his security detail....... all for political advantage...... That's buzzard luck.
On top of that there was a tape released today pretty much citing Romney calling working stiffs and those who support him at the base of the Republican party, parasites and moochers who didn't deserve his representation if he were President.
Romney is playing the cheap seat republicans like the stooges they are...... how horrible.... he thinks so little of common people with limited incomes, or any income less than a cool million a month.
Again you lie. that's not what Romney was talking about, and you know it.

As long as you folks on the left continue to pick apart every out of context word and sentence Romney says in order to prop up your position, you will be deserving of my disgust.

It's been widely reported that Obama has his own beer brewed at the White House.

Using your logic, that must make Obama a drunk, and we certainly don't need a drunken president, particularly during these times.

So, your man Barack has never mispoke? Let's see what we can do with the following quote, also caught on tape:

“Let’s not play games, what I was suggesting – you’re absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith. And you’re absolutely right that that has not come.” Barack Obama to George Stephanopoulos

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#1174 Sep 18, 2012
ToManyLaws wrote:
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The right ditch is as bad as the left ditch...A DITCH IS A DITCH.....
On that we'll have to disagree. I believe that the policies of the right are far superior to the policies of the left. Thus, steering to the right is the proper course to keep us on the road.

So you go ahead and vote Ron Paul, but also realize that he's never going to be President. Enough votes for Paul will simply keep Obama President, and keep us firmly stuck in your "left ditch".

I'm voting Romney, and proudly so.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#1175 Sep 18, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
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On that we'll have to disagree. I believe that the policies of the right are far superior to the policies of the left. Thus, steering to the right is the proper course to keep us on the road.
So you go ahead and vote Ron Paul, but also realize that he's never going to be President. Enough votes for Paul will simply keep Obama President, and keep us firmly stuck in your "left ditch".
I'm voting Romney, and proudly so.
I am sorry. The GOP main streams policies and idea,s are as bad as the commi left. Romney will add as much debt as Obama will. Just that it will be spent of different things...Bush added 5 trillion in debt....You think Romney wont add atleast that much??? If you do your lying or a fool...Remember Reagan doubled our national debt.....No President has lowereed debt in last generation. Romney wont either. If we dont get a President that will start lowering the debt it doesnt matter who we get then...MORE DEBT IS MORE DEBT NO MATTER WHAT THE DEBT IS FOR.

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