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Fri Apr 13, 2012, 01:34 PM

I think there should be a rule that

no presidential candidate who has no credentials or experience in foreign affairs shall issue pronouncements criticizing a sitting President during a crisis or confrontation between the US and a foreign government. They would be free to say any ridiculous and ignorant thing they want to say after the crisis has passed.

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Reply I think there should be a rule that (Original post)
Raven Apr 2012 OP
Xyzse Apr 2012 #1
sinkingfeeling Apr 2012 #2
DCKit Apr 2012 #3
GeorgeGist Apr 2012 #4
BanTheGOP Apr 2012 #5
Becka2515 Apr 2012 #6
TheKentuckian Apr 2012 #7

Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:10 PM

1. I do not agree

You're welcome to that view, however we are all free to criticize a leader's handling on foreign affairs or any sort of subject.

I don't actually even consider it a right but a responsibility. I for one have criticized the time Bush went for Iraq and made Afghanistan an after thought. That to me is a valid criticism.

I may agree that sometimes an idiot politician's point may not be smart, informed or what have you, but they are welcome to make a jerk-wad of themselves. Even if too many dumb@sses believe them. Ah well, I think I just depressed myself.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:16 PM

2. I seem to recall the GOP saying that about us criticizing Bush before Iraq.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-schweitzer/a-falsehood-wrapped-in-an_b_787860.html

Good read on the contortion the GOP does on this subject.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 02:51 PM

3. #2 Anyone who can't correctly pronounce "nuclear"...

 

is hereby banned from any and all interviews, in any type of media.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Fri Apr 13, 2012, 03:05 PM

4. Meh ...

he was a missionary. IN FRANCE!

So there Ms Smartie Pants Communist.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 02:50 PM

5. Much easier and more legally substantive to ban the GOP

 

Easier to implement and enforce the RICO statutes on them. Without rethugs, we can have the multiple-party system where progressives can exist and, in that situation, any disagreements with foreign policies can be done in a civil manner. THAT is the key.

But if we instituted a ban on criticizing presidents, then if the GOP steals another election, we would be on the short stick while the president unilaterally attacks Iran and North Korea, and possibly China.

And to ME, that justifies banning the GOP far more than banning the criticism of the presidency.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 03:08 PM

6. would that go for

 

Obama before he became the President?

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Sat Apr 14, 2012, 04:42 PM

7. Beyond foolish and undemocratic

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