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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 12:55 AM

Venezuelan Election: Romney Accuses Obama Of Being Soft on Chávez

Source: ABC News

Venezuelan Election: Romney Accuses Obama Of Being Soft on Chávez
By JORDAN FABIAN
Oct. 8, 2012

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Monday that he would do more to counteract leftist governments in Venezuela and Cuba that have long been a thorn in the United States' side.

Romney delivered a foreign policy address at the Virginia Military Institute, in which he pledged to take a more muscular stance against countries that threaten the U.S. and its allies, such as Iran. The candidate's address almost solely focused on the turmoil in the Middle East, but one day after Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez won a third term, he briefly touched on Latin America.

"There is a longing for American leadership in the Middle East, and it is not unique to that region," Romney said. "Our neighbors in Latin America want to resist the failed ideology of Hugo Chávez and the Castro brothers and deepen ties with the United States on trade, energy, and security. But in all of these places, just as in the Middle East, the question is asked: 'Where does America stand?' "

Romney says he is seeking to stake out a more assertive stance on foreign policy and national security compared to President Barack Obama, and he has frequently accused the current administration of toeing a soft line against the socialist Chávez and Communist Castro governments.


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Reply Venezuelan Election: Romney Accuses Obama Of Being Soft on Chávez (Original post)
Judi Lynn Oct 2012 OP
JackRiddler Oct 2012 #1
99th_Monkey Oct 2012 #9
OKNancy Oct 2012 #14
Lydia Leftcoast Oct 2012 #2
tama Oct 2012 #3
LarryNM Oct 2012 #4
lumpy Oct 2012 #5
truthisfreedom Oct 2012 #6
Lydia Leftcoast Oct 2012 #16
99th_Monkey Oct 2012 #7
Spitfire of ATJ Oct 2012 #8
HankyDub Oct 2012 #10
bitchkitty Oct 2012 #11
dipsydoodle Oct 2012 #12
cyclezealot Oct 2012 #13
oldsarge54 Oct 2012 #15
cpwm17 Oct 2012 #17

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:05 AM

1. Well Romney should fit in well with the anti-Chavez faction...

who put up the Chavez Hate Story of the Day every day on the DU "Latest Breaking News" forum.

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Response to JackRiddler (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:33 AM

9. Whoa! I had no idea.

Seriously.

I mean I've seen some anti-Chavez stuff occasionally, but this sounds
like more serious than I thought

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Response to JackRiddler (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:31 AM

14. We can criticize Obama AND Chavez.

Isn't that what many here would want?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:05 AM

2. There's a longing for American leadership in Latin America????

Hoo boy, that area has had an overdose of American leadership in the past hundred years! All those episodes of sending troops into Haiti, the Dominican Republican, El Salvador, Mexico, Guatemala, etc. and supporting counter-revolutionaries in Cuba and Nicaragua and Venezuela have created a "longing for American leadership" NOT.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:19 AM

3. Obviously

 

he's talking to "patriotic" home audience brainwashed by corporate propaganda. Question is, how succesfull the propaganda has been...

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:22 AM

4. +1,000 n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:26 AM

5. Romney is one of those who would like to interfer in other country's goverments.

It is usually the people who make changes in other countries. Re. Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, etc. and, strangely enough, in the pre United States of America. Meddling in other coutries usually only brings disaster. Cuba has been trying for many years to cement relations with the US, Romney continues to undo our friendly relations with the Russian government. Romney has no concept of the power of diplomacy.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:29 AM

6. It's creepy that rMoney is so obsessed with holding down other countries and cutting their hair.

It's like he wants the US to put on a cop uniform and pull other countries over for fun.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:56 AM

16. Great way to put it!

Without intervention, young bullies grow up to be adult bullies.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:30 AM

7. Oh boy!! Here we go. Rmoney/RAyn push for a House UnAmerican Activities Committee-2 ?

Because that's where this goes. Back to the 40s-50s. Hating Muslims just isn't enough. Now we must hate our Latin American brothers and sisters who have played by the rules, had democratic elections and thereby carved out an alternative way to deal with capital & labor issues involving government in a way that RWnuts love to hate.

Screw you Mitt. Leave our peaceful southern neighbors the fuck alone to decide for themselves what
kind of government they want.

According to Jimmy Carter, Venezuela's elections are more reliable and less corrupted than the USofA.


HINT FOR YOU MITT: This is a race for POTUS, not for Chief Cop of the World.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:32 AM

8. How DARE the poor people vote for someone who Mitt hates. Don't they know Mitt is displeased?

Mitt must punish those people.

Mitt go night night now.

......sheeze......

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 01:46 AM

10. What order should we follow in the invasion plan?

 

Syria, Iran, Venezuela, France, China

or

Iran, Venezuela, Libya, Syria, Russia?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:04 AM

11. What???!!!

What planet is this idiot on?

"Our neighbors in Latin America want to resist the failed ideology of Hugo Chávez...


Yes, we saw how they tried to resist last night. So hard that they reelected the man. So hard that they will reelect him again, God willing!

I'm still high over yesterday. It was a gorgeous day today too! It smelled like freedom! LOL

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Response to bitchkitty (Reply #11)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 04:13 AM

12. Well said

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 04:49 AM

13. Mitten's would have probably called in the Marines

and cancelled Venezuela's elections. now that 's real action.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 05:50 AM

15. Basic Republican Position

Democracy is good, if we approve of the party that wins.
If we don't like the person, he's a dictator.
If we like the person, he's a patriotic strong leader.
If it involves Israel, our position is flat on our back, legs open, and "Whatever you want dear. Will you respect me in the morning?"

Did I miss any parts of the Republican foreign policy?

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Response to oldsarge54 (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 02:11 PM

17. THAT'$ ABOUT IT

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