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Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:13 PM

Spain quip adds to Romney's foreign policy trouble

Source: ap

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He irritated Britons and Palestinians during a summer tour abroad and has declared Russia to be America's No. 1 geopolitical foe. Just last week, the Republican candidate, who plans a foreign policy speech Monday, raised eyebrows in Spain by holding it up as a prime example of government spending run amok.

That left Spaniards confused, and threatened to reinforce Romney's perceived handicap in international affairs, precisely at a time when lingering questions over the Sept. 11 attacks against the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has President Barack Obama on the defensive.

"I don't want to go down the path of Spain," Romney said Wednesday night during the first presidential debate. He argued that government spending under Obama has reached 42 percent of the U.S. economy, a figure comparable with America's NATO ally. "I want to go down the path of growth that puts Americans to work."

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No one contests that Spain's situation is dire, its economy in deep recession and unemployment hovering around 25 percent. But Spain's level of government spending is actually low by European standards, and significantly less than Germany and Scandinavian countries with far healthier economic prospects. Spain's woes were chiefly caused by the collapse of a property bubble that had fueled more than a decade of booming economic growth.

Spanish reaction to Romney was swift.

"What I see is ignorance of what is reality, but especially of the potential of the Spanish economy," said Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria.

Read more: http://www.bnd.com/2012/10/07/2351517/spain-quip-adds-to-romneys-foreign.html



another foreign leader calling Romney ignorant... knucklehead.

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Reply Spain quip adds to Romney's foreign policy trouble (Original post)
trailmonkee Oct 2012 OP
truthisfreedom Oct 2012 #1
Guy Whitey Corngood Oct 2012 #2
tartan2 Oct 2012 #3
Duval Oct 2012 #4
Javaman Oct 2012 #5
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2012 #14
Javaman Oct 2012 #20
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2012 #21
central scrutinizer Oct 2012 #6
Ghost Dog Oct 2012 #22
wordpix Oct 2012 #7
jsr Oct 2012 #8
marble falls Oct 2012 #9
David Zephyr Oct 2012 #11
dipsydoodle Oct 2012 #10
formercia Oct 2012 #12
pampango Oct 2012 #13
Ghost Dog Oct 2012 #23
TomCADem Oct 2012 #15
toby jo Oct 2012 #16
dimbear Oct 2012 #17
Arrowhead2k1 Oct 2012 #18
primavera Oct 2012 #19

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:16 PM

1. Spin from rMoney's camp in 3...2...1...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:18 PM

2. Why is this President constantly insulting our allies??!!!.......

Oh wait....

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:22 PM

3. will somebody shut this idiot up!! please.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:25 PM

4. Romney channels Rumsfeld. :) n/t

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 02:41 PM

5. it's obvious that mittens is morally vacant on most things but on foreign policy...

vapid comes to mind.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 09:35 PM

14. The pain in Spain in mostly in Mitt's brain.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:45 AM

20. Or in the pocket of bain.

somehow, some way, I have a feeling mitten's is making cash off off Spain and Greeces misery.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 03:37 PM

21. No doubt.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:07 PM

6. response from Spain:

no me gusta el cabrón estupido

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:07 PM

22. Joder, tío...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:14 PM

7. The Spanish have it right on the "ignorance of what is reality"

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 03:17 PM

8. Arrogant idiot

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 04:12 PM

9. El Zingero strikes again.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 04:24 PM

11. "El Zingero". Oh, that is good!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 04:21 PM

10. He has neither knowledge nor undertanding of the root cause of Spains's ills

which gives him the distinction of being both ignorant and stupid.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 08:04 PM

12. Fighting the Bull

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 08:40 PM

13. Juan Cole: Juan Cole: Top Ten Things Mitt Romney’s Ongoing War on Spain and Europe

So here are the top ten lessons we can draw from Romney’s ongoing War on Europe:

1. Mitt Romney is the least diplomatic politician in America, having by now managed to imply that the British might not be up to hosting the Olympics, that Russia is our Enemy No. 1, that the Palestinians do not exist, and that Spain’s economic woes come from budget deficits.

2. Romney doesn’t know anything about Europe’s economic crisis, since in fact Spain’s government ran lower deficits than most European countries in the run-up to the 2008 crisis.




3. Romney consistently tries to shift blame for any problem away from the private sector onto the government, even when this approach involves out-and-out falsehoods.

9. Romney only seems to trust ‘Anglo-Saxons.’:

It was what came next that shocked the world on Tuesday. Swain writes:

In remarks that may prompt accusations of racial insensitivity, one suggested that Mr Romney was better placed to understand the depth of ties between the two countries than Mr Obama, whose father was from Africa.

“We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr Romney, adding: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have”.


http://www.juancole.com/2012/07/romneyand-aryan-racial-theory-as-a-basis-for-foreign-policy.html


http://www.juancole.com/2012/10/top-ten-things-mitt-romneys-insults-to-spain-tell-us-about-him.html

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Response to pampango (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 06:13 PM

23. "9. Romney only seems to trust ‘Anglo-Saxons.’"

What further evidence do you need? This man is three sheets to the wind.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 10:28 PM

15. Romney Has An Uncanny Ability To Cause Foreign Policy Friction

Amazing.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:04 PM

16. Well, the guy's just never had to muscle his way through growing up -

 

he was indulged.

It's embarassing, having someone that naive and arrogant out on the world stage - a totally undeveloped human being. Even though he is anglo saxon. See the white boy...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:23 PM

17. A little revenge for Pancho Villa chasing the Romneys out of Mexico?

Es posible, no?

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:34 PM

18. Romney just made shit up as he went along,

and the media swiftly declared him the victor. We are screwed!

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Mon Oct 8, 2012, 11:36 PM

19. Is there ANYONE Mittwit hasn't offended by now? - n/t

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