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Mon Sep 24, 2012, 04:42 PM

Sensing an opening, Mitt Romney focuses attacks on Obama’s foreign policy

Source: Wash. Post

PUEBLO, Colorado— Mitt Romney on Monday criticized President Obama’s comments in a recent interview where he described the eruption of violence in the Middle East as “bumps in the road,” saying that Obama has diminished America’s standing in the world and failed to lead.

“The president characterized as bumps in the road — the developments of the Middle East, we just had an ambassador assassinated. Egypt has elected a Muslim Brotherhood or person as president. Iran is on the cusp of having nuclear capability,” Romney said in an interview with NBC News. “We have tumult in Syria and also Pakistan, and I don’t consider these bumps in the road. I think this is a time for American leadership domestically; the president’s policies are a continuation of the past four years. We can’t afford four more years like the last four years.”

Romney’s comments came amid a change in course for his campaign; the Republican presidential candidate has said he will campaign more, fund raise less and draw clearer distinctions between his policy positions and the president’s ahead of next month’s debates.

At a rally here, a state where Romney trails by five points in the most recent poll, Romney reiterated his new line of attack on Obama’s foreign policy record, which has drawn increased scrutiny since the death of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans during an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi this month.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/decision2012/sensing-an-opening-mitt-romney-focuses-attacks-on-obamas-foreign-policy/2012/09/24/495260a6-0678-11e2-a10c-fa5a255a9258_story.html

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Reply Sensing an opening, Mitt Romney focuses attacks on Obama’s foreign policy (Original post)
alp227 Sep 2012 OP
BeyondGeography Sep 2012 #1
Voice for Peace Sep 2012 #2
TheCowsCameHome Sep 2012 #3
Panasonic Sep 2012 #4
Liberal Veteran Sep 2012 #5
landolfi Sep 2012 #6
jonesgirl Sep 2012 #7
itssimplestupid Sep 2012 #8
nolabear Sep 2012 #9
cyclezealot Sep 2012 #10
cbrer Sep 2012 #11
maxsolomon Sep 2012 #12
timlot Sep 2012 #13
BootinUp Sep 2012 #14
tclambert Sep 2012 #15

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 04:45 PM

1. Sounds like Obama refuses to install American puppets in furrin' countries

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 04:45 PM

2. did he set his hair on fire?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 04:52 PM

3. Yeah, sure Mitt. BTW, what color is your face today?

Something that matches it's surroundings, like the chameleon that you are?

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 04:53 PM

4. He'll have to slap on more Paint-On Orange

 

just to match the folks down in Pueblo.

We all know he's a fake, so he can write off Colorado, literally and figuratively.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 04:54 PM

5. Keep going with that intuition, Rmoney.

It has done a great job for you so far in this race.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 04:59 PM

6. That's Mr. Romney's tendency: Shoot first, aim later

Do we want a president who overreacts to crises?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 05:00 PM

7. What the...didn't Romney just say that 47% of our Country was dependent on

our government, and that he wants us to be more responsible for ourselves? Now he's saying he wants other Countries to be dependent upon our government, and he wants to tell them what to do. He's now criticizing President Obama for not being a leader to these other Countries.
What the hell is wrong with Romney's thought process? The turmoil over in the Middle East has been there for many many years, and in my opinion it's time they fix their own problems, with their own money.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 05:04 PM

8. Mitt Please Shut Up Before Americans Get Killed

Mitt Please Shut Up Before Americans Get Killed because of your dumbass.

See what the world thinks about America under Obama, and then compare the numbers to under Bush.

http://www.RepublicansAreADisease.com

Mitt, please go back to lying/babbling about American stuff, like jobs, and the economy, and leave foreign policy out of it.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 05:12 PM

9. Like that's going to fly. They're going to run right smack into Mrs. Clinton on that one.

And she will drink their milkshake.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 05:58 PM

10. Mitt is so thoroughly full of crap..

International Polling shows the election of Mitt would lower the esteem of the U.S. to levels of contempt not seen since Richard Cheney.. Obama is the only thing saving the US from total contempt outside the shores of the US.. Many in the US do not know what the Neo Con's stand for. But , in the rest of the world they surely do and despise their influence..

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 06:30 PM

11. Better watch out, Romney will downsize our enemies. nt

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 07:19 PM

12. "DOMESTICALLY"?

If you're attacking on foreign policy, don't you mean "Internationally"?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 07:29 PM

13. Romney playing politics sad.

From the 47% video

Romney: “…by the way, if something of that nature (referring to the 1979 Iran hostage crises) presents itself, I will work to find a way to take advantage of the opportunity.”

He's basically playing politics with the unfortunate death of our diplomat and service members as he said he would in the 47% video.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 08:21 PM

14. Its not an opening Mitt, its a trap

but then everything in politics is a trap for you!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 09:07 PM

15. The guy who couldn't visit England without causing a diplomatic incident is offering foreign policy

advice? The guy who thinks the Soviet Union is our biggest rival 20 years after the Soviet Union dissolved, that guy wants to explain how the world works?

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