Romney's run ended today...

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    Apr 26, 2011 9:47 PM GMT
    whether he knows it or not.

    ReutersBOSTON (Reuters) - Republican Mitt Romney, who is raising money to run for the White House in 2012, criticized President Barack Obama on Monday over the country's debt problem but soon found himself under attack on another front.

    An opinion piece by the former Massachusetts governor focused on last week's threat by an influential ratings agency to cut the U.S. credit rating.

    That message was quickly drowned out by backlash after Romney referred to Obama's stimulus programs as "one of the biggest peacetime spending binges in American history."

    In doing so, Romney neglected to acknowledge the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and current involvement in Libya.

    The New Hampshire Democratic Party and progressive-leaning veterans group VetVoice pounced.

    "Romney is forgetting that we have troops in harm's way in three different theaters is astonishing," Richard Allen Smith of VetVoice said in a statement, noting that 36 U.S. service members had been killed in action this month alone.


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/26/mitt-romney-peacetime-gaffe_n_853798.html
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    Apr 26, 2011 10:06 PM GMT
    Well, technically (constitutionally) we are not "at war" in any theatre - we are engaged in a congressionally approved and funded series of combat operations with various undefined objectives.

    That is to say, we are a peacetime economy as there is no (constitutionally) declared war being fought: Mitt Romney spoke correctly even if he did not consider the costs of the ongoing combat operations.
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    Apr 26, 2011 10:19 PM GMT
    alphatrigger saidWell, technically (constitutionally) we are not "at war" in any theatre - we are engaged in a congressionally approved and funded series of combat operations with various undefined objectives.

    That is to say, we are a peacetime economy as there is no (constitutionally) declared war being fought: Mitt Romney spoke correctly even if he did not consider the costs of the ongoing combat operations.


    We have spent $1.1 trillion dollars on the (ahem) wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Just because Congress doesn't have the balls to declare war anymore and the Bush regime privatize many aspects of war, doesn't mean we have a "peacetime" economy.

    And SB - I don't start threads very often and I did state my opinion then supported by the piece from a credible news agency. So...

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    Apr 26, 2011 10:40 PM GMT
    Christian73 said
    alphatrigger saidWell, technically (constitutionally) we are not "at war" in any theatre - we are engaged in a congressionally approved and funded series of combat operations with various undefined objectives.

    That is to say, we are a peacetime economy as there is no (constitutionally) declared war being fought: Mitt Romney spoke correctly even if he did not consider the costs of the ongoing combat operations.


    We have spent $1.1 trillion dollars on the (ahem) wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Just because Congress doesn't have the balls to declare war anymore and the Bush regime privatize many aspects of war, doesn't mean we have a "peacetime" economy.

    And SB - I don't start threads very often and I did state my opinion then supported by the piece from a credible news agency. So...

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    icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Depends on what one calls a credible news agency. Like the New York Times, good for curing constipation, just tune the page and start to read, and you give a big grunt.

    CNN: Coomunist News network.

    NBC Now Obama Channel.

    So it all depends on what ones interpratasion on creadable is.
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    Apr 26, 2011 11:16 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidwhether he knows it or not.



    Wishful thinking again, Christian? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 26, 2011 11:23 PM GMT
    Romney is unelectable.
    He's fundamentally cold and unlikeable.
    He makes Kerry and Gore look warm and fuzzy.
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    Apr 26, 2011 11:41 PM GMT
    rickrick91 saidRomney is unelectable.
    He's fundamentally cold and unlikeable.
    He makes Kerry and Gore look warm and fuzzy.




    Perception is such a subjective thing --- I find him quite warm and likable. He was certainly electable to Governor.
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    Apr 26, 2011 11:42 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    rickrick91 saidRomney is unelectable.
    He's fundamentally cold and unlikeable.
    He makes Kerry and Gore look warm and fuzzy.




    Perception is such a subjective thing --- I find him quite warm and likable. He was certainly electable to Governor.



    They elected Kerry too.
    America DID NOT.
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    Apr 26, 2011 11:44 PM GMT
    He's done. Stick a fork in him.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Apr 26, 2011 11:44 PM GMT
    rickrick91 said
    They elected Kerry too.
    America DID NOT.



    And for that I am immensely grateful.
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    Apr 27, 2011 2:21 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Christian73 said
    And SB - I don't start threads very often and I did state my opinion then supported by the piece from a credible news agency. So...


    Sheesh, don't be so sensitive. I wasn't criticizing you. I was just curious if you considered your OP a "cut and paste job", as it is in the same format as most of my posts, i.e., your comments, relevant part of the article, link to the article.

    Many of your RJ comrades somehow construe this to just "cutting and pasting" articles to masquerade as a thread.

    But not to worry, they won't direct any criticism towards you, as you are on "their team." icon_wink.gif





    You're not fooling anybody, Mr. feigned innocence.

    BTW, I loved this !

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