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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:06 AM

Biden to Romney “Dude, you are so 1975"; and “If you Plan war with Iran, tell us Now”

Vice President Joe Biden attacked Mitt Romney’s foreign policy ideas on Thursday.

Romney’s policies are to send tens of thousands of troops back into Iraq, and to antagonize Moscow. He had once said that he wouldn’t pay millions to kill or capture Bin Laden. Biden quipped that if Romney had been president the US auto industry might have been dead but Bin Laden alive.

Biden began by defending Barack Obama on foreign policy, pointing to his withdrawal from Iraq, his plans for drawdown in AFghanistan, his killing of Usama Bin Laden, and the way his administration has raised the esteem of the United States abroad. Biden said that Romney, who keeps referring to the Russian Federation as the ‘Soviet Union,’ of having a ‘Cold War mindset.’

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Romney’s campaign supporters actually inadvertently backed up Biden’s point. Pierre Prosper (a former Bush ambassador), said that Obama had appeased Russia by abandoning the plan for a missile defense in “Czechoslovakia” (try to find that on the map nowadays).

http://www.juancole.com/2012/04/biden-to-romney-dude-you-are-so-1975-and-if-you-plan-war-with-iran-tell-us-now.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+juancole%2Fymbn+%28Informed+Comment%29

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Reply Biden to Romney “Dude, you are so 1975"; and “If you Plan war with Iran, tell us Now” (Original post)
tabatha Apr 2012 OP
MrSlayer Apr 2012 #1
Gman Apr 2012 #3
CTyankee Apr 2012 #5
eyewall Apr 2012 #2
Lawlbringer Apr 2012 #11
Lawlbringer Apr 2012 #4
CTyankee Apr 2012 #7
Richardo Apr 2012 #8
Lawlbringer Apr 2012 #9
Richardo Apr 2012 #13
Lawlbringer Apr 2012 #10
CTyankee Apr 2012 #12
Lawlbringer Apr 2012 #14
CTyankee Apr 2012 #15
Lawlbringer Apr 2012 #19
CTyankee Apr 2012 #21
Lawlbringer Apr 2012 #22
CTyankee Apr 2012 #23
Lawlbringer Apr 2012 #24
CTyankee Apr 2012 #25
UnrepentantLiberal Apr 2012 #17
Lawlbringer Apr 2012 #20
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2012 #6
madokie Apr 2012 #16
LynneSin Apr 2012 #18

Response to tabatha (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:11 AM

1. McCain did the Czechoslovakia thing too.

 

Do these people not know what year it is?

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:13 AM

3. No they don't.

and that's the entire point about everything with them.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:16 AM

5. I couldn't believe that McCain said that. Wasn't he then on the Senate Foreign Relations

Committee? Wasn't he supposed to be the big foreign policy maven in the 08 campaign?

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Response to tabatha (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 03:21 AM

2. Why do the republicans only give us morons now?

Dangerous morons at that. America and the world desperately need intelligent leaders.

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Response to eyewall (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:15 AM

11. Eep, hit reply to thread rather than reply to this post.

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Response to tabatha (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:13 AM

4. Moderate, intelligent Republicans like Huntsman don't go far

because they don't appeal to the lunatic fringe. Actually, they're not the fringe if they're the majority, and that's the problem. Democrat candidates have to appeal to a more (and I hate sounding like I'm on a high horse) moderate minded constituency. The Republicans have to not only appeal to the ultra-conservatives, they also have to hate the Democrats, our Democrat-aligned elected leaders, and everything they have spoken for, regardless of how great it is.

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Response to Lawlbringer (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:18 AM

7. You need to fix your grammatical errors. Please go back and read over your post

carefully...

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:22 AM

8. A lot of noun/adjective confusion, eh?

Very common in some circles.

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Response to Richardo (Reply #8)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:04 AM

9. Ouch.

Clearly, I'm an idiot. Which circles would those be? Idiot circles?

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Response to Lawlbringer (Reply #9)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:44 AM

13. Circles where they use 'Democrat' as an adjective.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:09 AM

10. Should I have used "Democratic/Democratically" rather than "Democrat"?

Which should I use when referring to the party? I guess it's an inherent problem with naming the parties after actual words. But doesn't my point come across anyway, regardless of whether or not I butchered the language?

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Response to Lawlbringer (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:41 AM

12. It's really quite simple. It is the "Democratic Party" and you would use "Democratically-aligned" in

your sentence.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #12)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:44 AM

14. Hm. Thanks, I guess.

I figured that since I say, "I'm a registered Democrat," that it would follow suit. The more you know, and such.

Now that that's out of the way, I still stand by my should-be-reworded statement, which was erroneously placed in a new comment, rather than in response to eyewall's post above.

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Response to Lawlbringer (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:46 AM

15. A member of the Democratic Party is correctly called a Democrat.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #15)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:06 AM

19. So then I'm lost. If I was to say, for instance

that I'm Swedish, couldn't someone allied be Swedish-aligned? From the context of my post, is it so black and white to say it's wrong? It took seeing Richardo's response to you for me to even realize what you were talking about. I thought you were jumping on my run-on sentences.

Just for curiosity's sake, are you a retired teacher? Nobody dissects my grammar and usage while completely ignoring my original statements quite like retired teachers. Not making a dig at you, but I feel like I'm debating with my mother in law.

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Response to Lawlbringer (Reply #19)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 12:43 PM

21. I do tutor ESOL. And I was raised by parents who would not let me off the hook grammatically.

When I was a teenager my father gave me hell for saying "irregardless."

The right wing started this whole thing with the "Democrat Party." Throughout the Party's entire history it has been called the Democratic Party.

You have either fallen for a trick of the Republicans or you are trying to further it. Either way, you are wrong.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #21)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:01 PM

22. I appreciate the fire you're feeling

but I assure you, it's misdirected.

I've never heard Democrat used as a slur, nor have I attempted to further this ridiculous "trick." In fact, I've heard many tried and true lefties who use Democrat as an adjective. Screw the fact that it's an insult from the 1800s, Republicans are usually the ones with the thin skin. But thank you for completely derailing my post. Did you even bother to try and pick up the context from it? I understand how it looks, with my having praised a Republican and used what is perceived as an epithet. BUT it's JOHN HUNTSMAN! The only one who didn't have his head up Norquist's ass, the only one of them who didn't just follow the right wing agenda.

I refuse to believe that I'm the only REGISTERED DEMOCRATIC PARTY MEMBER who admires that about this guy. I'm not worshipping him, or throwing nastiness, or trolling. If anything, jumping in and derailing a thread is the hallmark of a troll, but I'm not calling YOU out on it! Okay, maybe now I am, but still, did you have something to add to the conversation?

Also, I know it's been called the Democratic Party, but I made the (admittedly incorrect) assumption that since I call myself a Democrat, anything that jives with my view would follow suit. What if I had just said Dem? Would that have been appropriate? Rather than reading my post, seeing that it's not rife with right wing propaganda and correcting me directly, you decided to come across like a jerk. Maybe you could have looked me up by searching for my name.

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Response to Lawlbringer (Reply #22)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:11 PM

23. You are making way to much out of this. Really, you are.

This is a political discussion board. The usage of Democrat as an adjective is now a political issue. I didn't make it that way. It just is. I simply pointed out to you that it was incorrect.

Why don't you leave it at that and move on. I'd be interested in knowing more about what you think of Jon Huntsman. My view: he is too right wing for me. He is anti-choice and I would NEVER vote for an anti-choice candidate. And I hope he can get the part of his message that I DO like across to his party. But I will not support him.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #23)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:22 PM

24. I agree, let's move on.

I don't admire Huntsman for all of his policies, only for the fact that there are Republicans who don't fall in line gives me hope for the future of American politics.

The Republican "taskmasters" portrayed on The Simpsons may be closer to the truth than we could ever imagine, so for him to do his own thing is amazing. It's like Clinton said, "Democrats fall in love, Republicans fall in line." And that's more apt today than ever, no matter how closely the Paulites try to paint a picture where Obama and Romney are identical. That couldn't be further from the truth, because this primary has been more about appeasing the super-far-right than any other before.

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Response to Lawlbringer (Reply #24)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 01:57 PM

25. Yes, I agree. And I am hoping that this totally right wing lunge on the part of Romney

will undo the Republican Party for a very long time.

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Response to UnrepentantLiberal (Reply #17)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:23 AM

20. I hate typing *sigh* but I just did it for this

So, when used as a noun it's okay, but used as an adjective it's bad because some dumbass said it like 80 years ago? I've reread that article (had to take the m out of the link) like 4 times and I still don't get why it's offensive outside of the fact that the Repubs (and apparently Ralph Nader) are using a deliberate misnomer. It seems more like deliberate teasing akin to siblings bothering the crap out of each other.

Is it because they're trying to make it seem like it's not about a Democratic agenda, rather than the agenda of those within the party? Why are there some of us who can't rise above the chiding? The Rethuglican party is no one to call anyone else out on having their own agendas, so why does it bother us?

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Response to tabatha (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 09:16 AM

6. Romney must have done the high jump

That or maybe he played basketball or soccer since he flops around so much.

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Response to tabatha (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 10:50 AM

16. The only way that mittens can win

is by theft. No way will the majority of Americans vote this clueless stupid ass bastard to the Presidency. Thats what I think anyway.

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Response to tabatha (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 11:06 AM

18. Biden is the party's best attack dog

He clamps the jaw down on your leg - he's going to do some damage!

Biden!

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