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Romney accuses Obama of not protecting troops
CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2009-11-14

Posted on 11/14/2009 1:52:09 PM PST by rabscuttle385

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney delivered a scathing criticism of President Obama's Afghanistan strategy Friday night, accusing the president of delivering rhetoric and not action in the war-torn country.

Quoting from a speech Obama delivered in March, Romney agreed with the president "that 'we are in Afghanistan to confront a common enemy that threatens the United States, our friends and allies."' Romney continued on seconding the president: "I believe 'that to succeed, we and our friends and allies must reverse the Taliban's gains, and promote a more capable and accountable Afghan government.'"

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"This is a pivotal time in the history of our country," Romney said at his political action committee's office. As the Republican Party searches for ways to rebound and find leaders it can turn to, Romney clearly is trying to position himself to be one of them.

Get bent, Myth!

1 posted on 11/14/2009 1:52:11 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385
Sorry, Mitt, but we gave that job to Sarah.
2 posted on 11/14/2009 1:53:17 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Ask not what the Kennedys can do for you, but what you can do for the Kennedys.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Romney wants to lead GOP

... to the left.

3 posted on 11/14/2009 1:53:39 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

...and into a thousand years of Socialist darkness!


4 posted on 11/14/2009 1:54:29 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

Who let this guy out of the closet? HARUMPH!


5 posted on 11/14/2009 1:55:05 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Leaders who refuse to lead will be lead by the people)
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To: rabscuttle385

Romney can call upon the deep military history of his family to assure us he’d be a better military leader.


6 posted on 11/14/2009 1:55:25 PM PST by DBrow (Thank You Al Gore You Saved Earth!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Hey Mitt...did you buy your "Captian Obvious" uniform yet?

Quit trying to buy the presidency...it's not for sale...and you don't have the advantage of EEO.

We have been talking about obama's disregard for the troops for several months, and here in the middle of November Romney gets a brain fart and informs us of all the wrongs of Afghanistan.

Well, there's nothing like waiting for the outcome to make a prediction...that way you're always right.

Go back to sleep, mitt.
7 posted on 11/14/2009 1:56:48 PM PST by FrankR (To Congress: You cram it down our throats in '09, We'll shove it up your ass in '10!)
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To: rabscuttle385

See, this is the residual effect of being the “big tent” party. You get guys like Romney in the fold and you can’t really truly get rid of them.

(well, I tend to be pessimistic, as it seems no matter how many times Romney gets pwn3d, he just won’t go away).


8 posted on 11/14/2009 1:56:59 PM PST by GOP_Raider (You can now check out GOP_Raider on Twitter at twitter.com/RaiderUte)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I haven’t seen any sign of that. If Mitt said he likes ice cream, you guys would find something nefarious about it.

I like him. And, no, I’m not a RINO. Don’t know that he’s my pick. I still prefer Rudy.

But he’d be a heck of a lot better than what we got last time...or what we have in the White House now.


9 posted on 11/14/2009 1:57:06 PM PST by Timeout (Brits have the royals. Russia, the Nomenklatura. WE have our Privileged "Public Servant" class.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
SARAH!
10 posted on 11/14/2009 2:00:01 PM PST by onedoug (SARAH!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Who is going to protect us from Romney?

I know, the voters. Just like they protected us from Obama.

We're hosed if Romney comes anywhere near getting the GOP nomination for 2012.

11 posted on 11/14/2009 2:00:14 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: rabscuttle385
Best line in the story is that thieving Mitt's
"political action committee, Free and Strong America, has raised more than $2.6 million this year
(but only given out a paltry) $118,000 in contributions, according to financial records and the PAC.
"

Stingy Mitt the RINO.

12 posted on 11/14/2009 2:00:14 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: rabscuttle385
I'll take Romney over Obama any day.
13 posted on 11/14/2009 2:00:28 PM PST by oldbrowser (The audacity of incompetence)
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To: rabscuttle385
Yep -- get lost, Mitt. You're the Eddie Haskell of the Republican party. Go try to snow some private boardrooms, where the damage you do will do less damage to us taxpayers and freedom-lovers.

Me, I'm on the verge of sending money to Marco Rubio and openly encouraging others to support his campaign against Charlie Crist in the upcoming Florida Republican primary for U.S. Senate. CONSERVATIVES NEED TO TAKE BACK THE REPUBLICAN PARTY -- the NY23 was the wake-up call.

This race is the next on the list, it seems to me. Do any FReepers know of any reason I shouldn't send money to Rubio and urge others to join me?

14 posted on 11/14/2009 2:02:15 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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To: rabscuttle385

As usual...

Old RINO Romney is a day late and a dollar short...


15 posted on 11/14/2009 2:03:50 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Timeout
I like him.

Do you really buy that he "converted" from liberal to "conservative" just timely for the GOP primaries?

Mitt is a fraud.

16 posted on 11/14/2009 2:04:24 PM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin: "Only dead fish go with the flow!")
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To: DBrow

Romney can call upon the deep military history of his family to assure us he’d be a better military leader.
___________________________________________

major contender for best comment...

:)


17 posted on 11/14/2009 2:05:23 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: Timeout
"If Mitt said he likes ice cream, you guys would find something nefarious about it."

What kind of ice cream?

18 posted on 11/14/2009 2:07:23 PM PST by DBrow (Thank You Al Gore You Saved Earth!)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Thanks!

I think it’s about time we had a lifelong hunter and gun owner in charge.


19 posted on 11/14/2009 2:08:23 PM PST by DBrow (Thank You Al Gore You Saved Earth!)
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To: DBrow; Timeout; Diogenesis
What kind of ice cream?

The kind that's topped with hot fudge.


20 posted on 11/14/2009 2:09:44 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: Timeout

You miss the point.

Mitt Romney demands you eat his ice cream. No choice.
Citizens have no choice and no vote with Mitt Romney. Ever.
You have a better chance of marrying a cow,
which is now allowable under RomneyMarriage.


21 posted on 11/14/2009 2:10:56 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: rabscuttle385
ROMNEY RESPONDS ON FACEBOOK!

"Our beloved Commander in Chief - whom by the way I can't wait to challenge on the basketball court - is doing a heckuva job. I call on my fellow Republicans to tone down their anger at the Commander in Chief, and allow him to lead our troops to victory. And again, I can't wait to meet the President one-on-one - on the basketball court in a inner-city neighborhood of his choosing. I'm a hacker by nature but I won't lay a glove on the man of the hour. Fist bump!"

22 posted on 11/14/2009 2:11:41 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Timeout

I guess you like Massachusetts Romneycare too.

I am not voting for Romney. The GOP needs to wake up and start looking at Republican candidates and let the RINO’s wither on the vine.


23 posted on 11/14/2009 2:12:01 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Timeout
I haven’t seen any sign of that.

Happy to fix that for you.

24 posted on 11/14/2009 2:13:48 PM PST by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

Give it up Mitt....you’re a looser...nobody believe’s you.


25 posted on 11/14/2009 2:16:39 PM PST by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Welcome Back, Dad

"I've been trying to convince my fellow conservatives that they have been wasting their time in a fruitless quest for a new Ronald Reagan to emerge and lead our party and our nation. I insisted that we'd never see his like again because he was one of a kind. I was wrong! Wednesday night I watched the Republican National Convention on television and there, before my very eyes, I saw my Dad reborn; only this time he's a she. And what a she! This was Ronald Reagan at his best -- the same Ronald Reagan who made the address known now solely as "The Speech," which during the Goldwater campaign set the tone and the agenda for the rebirth of the traditional conservative movement that later sent him to the White House for eight years and revived the moribund GOP. Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time around."

~Michael Reagan, son of President Ronald Reagan

26 posted on 11/14/2009 2:21:28 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin if she runs; What will you do?)
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To: Timeout

You like Mitt but prefer Rudy and you are not a RINO? Mitt passed Romney care while he was Governor of the most liberal state in the union, Massachusetts. Mitt stated he was stronger than Ted Kennedy on gay rights when he ran against him for the Senate. Rudy is anti gun, pro abortion, pro gay rights and sometimes cross dresses. I also know that NYC and Mass. have some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country and neither one of these guys tried to fix that. Considering all that, how are either of these guys not massively flaming, alpha type king RINOs?


27 posted on 11/14/2009 2:21:32 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: rabscuttle385

Romney- another RINO the media would like to saddle GOP with next election.


28 posted on 11/14/2009 2:21:59 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Timeout

Romney and Rudy? Of course you aren’t a Rino. No way.


29 posted on 11/14/2009 2:23:12 PM PST by Luke21
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To: Timeout
No Romney man has ever served in the united States military even though they arrived here to serve the Mormon church before the Civil War.

Romney was living in France during the Vietnam war with a religious deferment granted by the Mormon church while his father was running as the anti-war, Republican candidate for President in 1968.

To quote Mitt Romney on gays in the military: "One issue I want to clarify concerns President Clinton’s “don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue” military policy. I believe that the Clinton compromise was a step in the right direction. I am also convinced that it is the first of a number of steps that will ultimately lead to gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly in our nation’s military. That goal will only be reached when preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians is a mainstream concern, which is a goal we share."

Have the Romneys changed? Well, to quote Mitt Romney again: “one of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping to get me elected.”

Keeping up the Romney tradition of never serving, five sons of military age.
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30 posted on 11/14/2009 2:24:19 PM PST by ansel12 (Scozzafava/Romney 2012)
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To: DBrow

Speaking of Duncan Hunter...

Wish he were in the White House...

or at least head of the DHS


31 posted on 11/14/2009 2:26:15 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: rabscuttle385

I wonder why CNN would give prominence to an attack on their Beloved Leader.

Could it be that they think it worth while, so they can promote Romney?


32 posted on 11/14/2009 2:31:22 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This is as obvious as saying Obama is a community organizer.


33 posted on 11/14/2009 2:46:05 PM PST by omega4179 (14: real death toll from islamist terror attack R.I.P 11/5/09)
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To: rabscuttle385

The opportunists are sensing O Bama’s political weakness. First it was Disidente Juan McCain, and now Smiling Bob Romney.

Shades of ‘68 and Bobby Kennedy.


34 posted on 11/14/2009 3:22:33 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (:: The government will do for health care what it did for real estate. ::)
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To: rabscuttle385

Not only does he not protect the troops, he does not protect us either.


35 posted on 11/14/2009 3:24:09 PM PST by bergmeid (obama. With a small o.)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

And if they do, there will be many on FR who will say, “No. We would rather have Obama.” In other words, if we can’t have the perfect angel, we would rather have the devil. You can fight for the perfect angel, but if it comes out gray, that is better than black. That is not my view.


36 posted on 11/14/2009 3:24:46 PM PST by broncobilly
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To: rabscuttle385

Duhhhh. What do you suppose was Mitt’s first clue??


37 posted on 11/14/2009 3:42:01 PM PST by Dick Bachert ('08 WASN'T AN ELECTION. IT WAS AN INFESTATION. FUMIGATION HAS ALREADY BEGUN!)
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To: Timeout

These threads on Romney are predictable. I read them to find amusement. The anti-Romney crowd hates him more than Obama.

Personally, I’d rather have Mitt at the helm right now.


38 posted on 11/14/2009 3:46:29 PM PST by Skenderbej (People need to learn that no muhammadan practices his religion peacefully.)
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To: Skenderbej; Timeout; broncobilly; Diogenesis; fieldmarshaldj; ejonesie22; greyfoxx39
Personally, I’d rather have Mitt at the helm right now.

Personally, I'd rather have a REAL conservative or libertarian at the helm right now instead of either of the two liberals Romney and Obama!

39 posted on 11/14/2009 3:56:16 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: rabscuttle385

either of the two liberals Romney and Obama!


I think you are wrong on both counts. Romney is a right leaning moderate, and Obama is a far left radical.


40 posted on 11/14/2009 3:59:49 PM PST by broncobilly
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To: broncobilly

Oh Billy, don’t be a Zero...


41 posted on 11/14/2009 4:08:50 PM PST by ejonesie22
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To: broncobilly; All
Romney is a right leaning moderate

WHAT?

Did the Earth just stop turning?!?!?

42 posted on 11/14/2009 4:10:12 PM PST by ejonesie22
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To: Skenderbej
The anti-Romney crowd hates him more than Obama.

I am sure you can back that up of course...

As for me I don't like socialism, regardless of who brings it to me. As a conservative I am funny that way.

43 posted on 11/14/2009 4:12:32 PM PST by ejonesie22
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To: broncobilly; ejonesie22
Romney is a right leaning moderate

...who imposed a miniature version of Obamacare on the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, much to the glee of far-left radicals like the late Ted Kennedy!


44 posted on 11/14/2009 4:12:37 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Purge the RINOs! * http://restoretheconstitution.ning.com/)
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To: ejonesie22

For you, I’d write: “The anti-Mormon crowd...”


45 posted on 11/14/2009 4:17:58 PM PST by Skenderbej (People need to learn that no muhammadan practices his religion peacefully.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Why is anything Mitt says news?


46 posted on 11/14/2009 4:24:18 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: rabscuttle385

The health care conversion to mandatory health insurance in Massachusetts did not save anyone anything! Mass has tons of hospitals so you wouldn’t even be able to measure different states against the failed Mass plan that would fail worse anywhere else! Thanks so very much Romney!


47 posted on 11/14/2009 4:26:37 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: rabscuttle385
Romney didn't “IMPOSE” their health plan. They wanted it. Romney let a conservative think tank design it. Then he refereed the Demos and Repubs to a consensus. He vetoed about nine things he didn't like in the con census. They overrode the vetoes. And it has changed some since he left. So he was involved, but he didn't push it down their throats.
48 posted on 11/14/2009 4:27:19 PM PST by broncobilly
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To: Skenderbej
Why, I oppose Mitt based on the fact he is a lib, the same reason the majority of FR memebrs here oppose him, the same reason you should if you are indeed a Conservative poster on this board. It is more than sufficient grounds.

The LDS thing was an after the election Bonus for me actually, in large part due to the antics of his “supporters” here on FR.

49 posted on 11/14/2009 4:27:36 PM PST by ejonesie22
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To: Skenderbej
These threads on Romney are predictable. I read them to find amusement. The anti-Romney crowd hates him more than Obama.

Between two political groups, one can't pick the opposition's candidate but they can sure get involved in picking their own side's candidate and the site that you are signed on to and posting on right now is dedicated largely to that very purpose with the proviso that the candidate has to represent conservatism.

50 posted on 11/14/2009 4:28:05 PM PST by ansel12 (Scozzafava/Romney 2012)
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