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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:52 AM

The Republicans ask: What the hell did he mean about "horses and bayonets"??

They say, Obama doesn't know what he's talking about....the military still has horses and bayonets??

But that is not what the President said. They are trying to create something out of thin air because they have nothing else... Dishonesty, they have their fair share.

The President was responding to Romney's comment about the smallest Navy since 1916. Can you believe he actually said that? Or perhaps you disagree with him?

That is when the President told Mr Romney that in those days we had a whole lot more "horses and bayonets". That was the context of his comments - not the bullshit that Sean Hannity and others are spewing out like green pea soup on a late October day.

Furthermore, the President enlightened Mr Romney on some other facts about the Navy. We now have aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines that travel under water. Amazing, ain't it!

Could someone break out the old turntable and find that Jethro Tull album, Living In The Past? These guys might enjoy it.

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Reply The Republicans ask: What the hell did he mean about "horses and bayonets"?? (Original post)
kentuck Oct 2012 OP
drm604 Oct 2012 #1
Bonobo Oct 2012 #2
kentuck Oct 2012 #6
Tx4obama Oct 2012 #3
Life Long Dem Oct 2012 #7
jimlup Oct 2012 #14
Marr Oct 2012 #4
SomethingFishy Oct 2012 #5
BainsBane Oct 2012 #8
ProudProgressiveNow Oct 2012 #9
upi402 Oct 2012 #10
JDPriestly Oct 2012 #11
upi402 Oct 2012 #20
Zorra Oct 2012 #12
tsuki Oct 2012 #13
Sebass1271 Oct 2012 #19
Skidmore Oct 2012 #15
Incitatus Oct 2012 #16
JHB Oct 2012 #17
sendero Oct 2012 #18

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 12:55 AM

1. They're not happy if they're not distorting reality.

Assclowns.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:03 AM

2. Here from 2008.

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Response to Bonobo (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:12 AM

6. That definitely takes you back to the past...

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:06 AM

3. Here's Obama's quote ...


-snip-

“I think Governor Romney maybe hasn’t spent enough time looking at how our military works. You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916,” Obama said. “Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have ships that go underwater; nuclear submarines.”

Obama added: “And so the question is not a game of ‘Battleship’ where we’re counting ships. It’s: What are our capabilities?”

-snip-


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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:12 AM

7. Keyword "fewer"

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 04:50 AM

14. It is scary that the Reptilians are too dense to pick up on Obama's light sarcasm here...

The "rank and file" Reptilians are not playing with a full deck.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:08 AM

4. The fact that they're still nattering about it is hilarious.

You reach a point where continued handwringing just sort of validates the criticism.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:11 AM

5. They reek of desperation..

Romney looked like a fool, and now they are doing damage control.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:40 AM

8. Some were insisting the military "still uses bayonets"

Last night on Yahoo. Others were saying it was okay for Romney to agree with Obama's policies since some were okay. That's after months of saying we was destroying America's reputation abroad and should be impeached

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:50 AM

9. I saw Hannity...

sputtering after the debate. Made my night!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:56 AM

10. Seriously? Are they really asking that?

"What the hell did he mean about 'horses and bayonets'?"

I can't look at mainstream media - did they ask that as a rhetorical question? Did they not get it?

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Response to upi402 (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:37 AM

11. Obama's response to Romney's complaint that we now have fewer ships than we did prior to WWI

(1916) was an incredibly effective zinger.

Anyone who heard the original debate understood it.

Fox is trying to destroy the impact of the zinger for the Fox audience. That's part of their evil propaganda war. Fox is out to destroy our country and our democracy.

They falsify everything, even words that were broadcast live to millions of viewers on several TV networks.

Fox cannot be trusted. Have your Fox-listening family members listen to that portion of Obama's speech and then discuss the Fox coverage with them. Maybe people will begin to think about the fact that Fox misrepresents the news over and over.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 07:13 PM

20. I saw it and understood it, of course

But can a media talking head really ask that question? Who has asked it, was my question?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:07 AM

12. Conservatives ~ how can they be so totally clueless?

I'm actually genuinely embarrassed for them; imagine how it must feel to be so confused and frightened every minute of your life like conservatives are.

How absolutely dull do you have to be, to not understand what President Obama was implying when he referred to "horses and bayonets"? It's pitiful, and distressing when you realize that so many people (republicans) really are that stupid.


It must be so very horrible to be a conservative, living your entire life like some poor deer caught in the headlights ~

never even having the slightest clue about what is really going on all around you for every moment of your entire earthly existence, and then, suddenly,...a speeding semi-truck turns you into just more roadkill.

A pointless, completely joyless existence of nothing but reacting to circumstances, never genuinely experiencing empathy, or compassion, an existence solely dedicated to actively inflicting poverty, oppression, want, misery, and suffering, even death, everything dark and negative, upon all the nice, innocent, kind folks that live on the planet ~ and even our wonderful planet itself ~ only to end up as chow for possums and turkey buzzards.

And all we can really do is hope that they will, at some point, understand that they really can evolve ~ and change.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:26 AM

13. They don't know what it means because none of

them have ever served or know anything about the service. Ryan was talking about the modern battleship, except we have no battleships. We retired the last one in 2006.

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Response to tsuki (Reply #13)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 06:12 AM

19. I have also seen

Some army guys complaining about the presidents comment. Yes, they watch fox.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:02 AM

15. Grand Obtuse Party

Need we say more?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:09 AM

16. They know exactly what he said and what it meant. They are desperately hoping

some people are stupid enough to buy their spin. This is the best they can do. They are not going to support anything Obama says.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:40 AM

17. Deliberate obtuseness, like the guy who says "What?" To people glaring...

...at him for the loud, ripe flatulence in a hot crowded elevator.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 05:42 AM

18. Sometimes you think...

... they are acting stupid. And then you realize that they ARE stupid.

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