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Pence Questions Clinton on Obama-Chavez Photo (Pence is not amused)
Mikepence House Gov ^ | April 24, 2009 | Mike Pence

Posted on 04/24/2009 8:45:42 AM PDT by RobinMasters

Says “Not Amused” That President of the United States Was “Used for Propaganda Purposes by Anti-American Socialist Dictator”

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Washington, Apr 22 - U.S. Congressman Mike Pence gave the following statement today at the House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:

“Thank you for your service to the country in this post and over many years. I want to raise an issue with you that has come up in this hearing before. And I want to raise it with great respect to you and to the President of the United States of America that you serve. In testimony before this committee earlier, I know that the issue of the President being photographed with the virulent anti-American Socialist dictator of Venezuela came up.

“And I know that according to testimony that was handed to me that you indicated that you found it ‘rather amusing.’ But let me say with the deepest respect Madam Secretary, I am not amused.

(Excerpt) Read more at mikepence.house.gov ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: chavez; hillary; propoganda

1 posted on 04/24/2009 8:45:42 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

They need to grow a pair or else America is cooked as the freedom and liberty country we all knew and loved.


2 posted on 04/24/2009 8:49:52 AM PDT by Tarpon (You abolish your responsibilities, your surrender your rights.)
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To: RobinMasters

“And I want to speak to that issue and get your sense, as an American who is both known and respected around the world about the wisdom of the leader of the free world being seen in that kind of a setting with that kind of a Socialist dictator. Hugo Chavez is, we all know, a Castro wannabe in the region. He has oppressed the media. He has bullied economic interests in the country. He has blacklisted political opponents from state agencies. There are reports of which you are well aware of his lack of cooperation on our efforts to confront narco-terrorism in the region. There are reports of worse by that government. And of course he has openly supported Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and has referred to the predecessor of the 44th President as some sort of a demon, which would not be inconsistent of his long history of spewing vile intentions toward the people of the United States of America. You made a comment in July of 2007 in which you said with regard to potential meetings with North Korea, Venezuela or leaders of Cuba, you said ‘I will not promise to meet with the leaders of this county in my first year.’ Because you said, and I with much agreement, ‘I don’t want to be used for propaganda purposes.’

“And so my question, Madam Secretary, is in light of your previously stated insight, isn’t it true that having the President of the United States be seen on the world stage warmly greeting a virulent, anti-American socialist dictator that, intentionally or unintentionally, that our President was used for propaganda purposes, to borrow the phrase that you used? And isn’t it also true that as Natan Sharansky observed memorably in his book Case for Democracy there is almost nothing more demoralizing then people fighting for freedom in their own country than to see the leader of the free world in friendly association with the very people that are oppressing them.

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Worth being posted. Well said.


3 posted on 04/24/2009 8:52:45 AM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: RobinMasters
Thank you for your service to the country in this post

For What?

4 posted on 04/24/2009 8:52:47 AM PDT by bmwcyle (American voters can fix this world if they would just wake up.)
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To: RobinMasters

Amateur Hour continues at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave...


5 posted on 04/24/2009 8:54:56 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: bmwcyle
This game must be played.
Not all of us have the stomach for it.

However, in praising Hillary, and quoting Hillary Clinton's OWN statements about tyrants, Pence has illustrated contradiction and tension between the naive Obama and the more realistic Clinton.

We MUST take advantage of divisions on the Left.

Furthermore, statements made by those on the right can be easily dismissed, by a Left that controls Congress and the White House.

Getting the Left to dismiss their own words is a bit tougher for them to do.

6 posted on 04/24/2009 8:57:15 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: RobinMasters
Thank you for your service to the country in this post and over many years.
And I want to raise it with great respect to you and to the President of the United States of America that you serve.

Ofercryinoutloud! BARF! Make your point and quit with the great respect and thanks for [nothing] service crap!
You are NOT speaking to or about any great American or president! You are speaking to and about traitors to our country! They have not "served the USA" only their own agendas. Gag!

7 posted on 04/24/2009 9:00:31 AM PDT by Just A Nobody (Better Dead than RED! NEVER AGAIN...Support our Troops! Beware the ENEMEDIA)
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To: Kansas58

I ready for some real truth. I go grow of the lies and deceptiong even from our side.


8 posted on 04/24/2009 9:00:43 AM PDT by bmwcyle (American voters can fix this world if they would just wake up.)
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To: Dead Corpse

the gong show.....
laugh in
monty pythons flying circus

cerinly not to tell the truth....


9 posted on 04/24/2009 9:04:28 AM PDT by tatsinfla
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To: RobinMasters

mikepence.house.gov

Pence
Contact:
Daniel Son 202-225-3021



PENCE QUESTIONS CLINTON ON OBAMA-CHAVEZ PHOTO

Says “Not Amused” That President of the United States Was “Used for Propaganda Purposes by Anti-American Socialist Dictator”


Washington, Apr 22 -

U.S. Congressman Mike Pence gave the following statement today at the House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:



“Thank you for your service to the country in this post and over many years. I want to raise an issue with you that has come up in this hearing before. And I want to raise it with great respect to you and to the President of the United States of America that you serve. In testimony before this committee earlier, I know that the issue of the President being photographed with the virulent anti-American Socialist dictator of Venezuela came up.



“And I know that according to testimony that was handed to me that you indicated that you found it ‘rather amusing.’ But let me say with the deepest respect Madam Secretary, I am not amused.



“And I want to speak to that issue and get your sense, as an American who is both known and respected around the world about the wisdom of the leader of the free world being seen in that kind of a setting with that kind of a Socialist dictator. Hugo Chavez is, we all know, a Castro wannabe in the region. He has oppressed the media. He has bullied economic interests in the country. He has blacklisted political opponents from state agencies. There are reports of which you are well aware of his lack of cooperation on our efforts to confront narco-terrorism in the region. There are reports of worse by that government. And of course he has openly supported Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and has referred to the predecessor of the 44th President as some sort of a demon, which would not be inconsistent of his long history of spewing vile intentions toward the people of the United States of America. You made a comment in July of 2007 in which you said with regard to potential meetings with North Korea, Venezuela or leaders of Cuba, you said ‘I will not promise to meet with the leaders of this county in my first year.’ Because you said, and I with much agreement, ‘I don’t want to be used for propaganda purposes.’



“And so my question, Madam Secretary, is in light of your previously stated insight, isn’t it true that having the President of the United States be seen on the world stage warmly greeting a virulent, anti-American socialist dictator that, intentionally or unintentionally, that our President was used for propaganda purposes, to borrow the phrase that you used? And isn’t it also true that as Natan Sharansky observed memorably in his book Case for Democracy there is almost nothing more demoralizing then people fighting for freedom in their own country than to see the leader of the free world in friendly association with the very people that are oppressing them.



“Sharansky said we can ‘never fully prepare ourselves for the disappointment that came from seeing the free world abandon its own values’ in that context. And so, in a very real sense I wanted to invite in a respectful way your thoughts about that, recognizing that you serve this President, but also expressing to you my profound concern that this Administration allowed itself intentionally or unintentionally to be used to prop up and promote the image and the interests of a very anti-American socialist dictator in Venezuela.”

10 posted on 04/24/2009 9:07:18 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Dead Corpse

It has nothing to do with Amateur Hour. These actions are calculated and intentional.


11 posted on 04/24/2009 9:09:05 AM PDT by kabar
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To: bmwcyle
I ready for some real truth. I go grow of the lies and deceptiong even from our side.

Well said...

12 posted on 04/24/2009 9:12:38 AM PDT by nitzy (Take your pick: Globalism OR Limited Government)
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To: EagleUSA

And what did ol’ Donkey Face reply to Pence’s question?


13 posted on 04/24/2009 9:14:30 AM PDT by theDentist (Obama's media fires insults to blot out the sunlight, so Conservatives shall fight in the shade.)
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To: b4its2late

OK .. SO what was her answer?????


14 posted on 04/24/2009 9:15:08 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Robe

Not a clue.......


15 posted on 04/24/2009 9:16:23 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Robe

I’ll watch the Youtube of it and see if I find out.


16 posted on 04/24/2009 9:18:33 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Just A Nobody
They have not "served the USA" only their own agendas. Gag!

Worth repeating! Neither have done a single positive thing for our country. Period!

17 posted on 04/24/2009 9:18:50 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: RobinMasters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mFrML6s0hw


18 posted on 04/24/2009 9:20:11 AM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: b4its2late

link #18


19 posted on 04/24/2009 9:20:58 AM PDT by DirtyHarryY2K (The Tree of Liberty is long overdue for its natural manure)
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To: Robe

Um...


20 posted on 04/24/2009 9:21:33 AM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Just A Nobody

Plain words well spoken. Kudos to you, Just a Nobody!


21 posted on 04/24/2009 9:26:03 AM PDT by xvq2er
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To: Robe

She equated it with prior presidents meeting with Russia and China. Want to reach out and not isolate the US. Obama won so we have to pursue his course.


22 posted on 04/24/2009 9:26:08 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

Yes. I watched it. Her typical crosstalk.


23 posted on 04/24/2009 9:26:52 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: DirtyHarryY2K

Thanks for posting.

Hillary: We won!


24 posted on 04/24/2009 9:27:24 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Robe

My opinion, no matter how good or well put Mike Pence question, her answer out did him. His question was moot and for nothing except giving her a chance to one up him.

I do not like her, cannot stand her or her fellow democrats, but she made him look defeated.


25 posted on 04/24/2009 9:28:37 AM PDT by rose
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To: Robe

She said, and I’m paraphrasing, “Obama won, this is apparently what people wanted.”

It’s their new talking point BTW.


26 posted on 04/24/2009 9:34:27 AM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nitzy

“Well said... “

Chuckle.


27 posted on 04/24/2009 9:36:43 AM PDT by Old Grumpy
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To: kabar
Him deliberately buddying up to Chavez? Entirely intentional.

Not realizing that Chavez would use it as propaganda, that we'd rightly get pissed about it, and the resultant backlash they WILL suffer?

Amateur.

28 posted on 04/24/2009 9:36:59 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: theDentist

I believe it was “Hee Hawwww!” which roughly translates to “I have no specific recollection of anything that might get me into trouble. Ever. At any time.”


29 posted on 04/24/2009 9:39:15 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Dead Corpse

Who is really pissed about it? A small minority of the American public? Most people buy into this kind of engagement with the Castro brothers, Chavez, and the Iranian regime. Where exactly is the outrage beyond a few conservatives. The MSM is playing this up as a good thing.


30 posted on 04/24/2009 10:06:19 AM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar
Anything above 3% is good.
31 posted on 04/24/2009 11:25:32 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (III)
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To: Dead Corpse

A 9 million Americans willing to overthrow the government by force?


32 posted on 04/24/2009 1:12:20 PM PDT by kabar
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