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Romney tells vets dangerous world demands powerful military (Promises to maintain military power)
Reuters ^ | 05/28/2012 | Sam Youngman

Posted on 05/28/2012 6:49:45 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney chose Memorial Day to proclaim to the American people his conviction that the world is a dangerous place, and the United States must remain its most formidable military power.

"The world is not safe," Romney told veterans on Memorial Day. He was joined by Senator John McCain, in a speech to honor the veterans of America's wars.

The United States now has two paths forward, Romney said. He called one "the pathway to Europe," suggesting Europe had acquiesced to geopolitical threats. "To shrink our military smaller and smaller to pay for our social needs."

The other path, Romney said, is "to commit to preserve America as the strongest military in the world, second to none, with no comparable power anywhere in the world."

Romney, expected to face off against President Barack Obama in November, joined the 2008 Republican presidential nominee in thanking the nation's veterans.

Romney, who has focused his campaign on the struggling U.S. economy, changed his focus on Monday in his warning about the dangers of the world outside America's borders, indirectly criticizing Obama's foreign policies.

"I wish I could tell you that the world is a safe place. It's not," Romney said.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: 2012election; election2012; homosexualagenda; kenyanbornmuzzie; military; mittromney; romney

1 posted on 05/28/2012 6:49:55 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

“proclaim”

Obama vows, pledges, words that sound hopeful.

Romney proclaims, like boasting.

I hate the media.


2 posted on 05/28/2012 6:59:59 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: SeekAndFind
The United States now has two paths forward, Romney said. He called one "the pathway to Europe," suggesting Europe had acquiesced to geopolitical threats. "To shrink our military smaller and smaller to pay for our social needs."

The other path, Romney said, is "to commit to preserve America as the strongest military in the world, second to none, with no comparable power anywhere in the world."

Someone remind me again how Romney is exactly like Obama? Because, as far as this active duty E6 can tell, the only commitment Obama has made to the military has been to shrink it.

3 posted on 05/28/2012 7:05:27 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Look, I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.”

“I was not planning on signing up for the military, It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam.”

“My hope is that, after this election, it will be the moderates of both parties who will control the Senate, not the Jesse Helms’.”

“These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.”


4 posted on 05/28/2012 7:10:36 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll read the comments later


5 posted on 05/28/2012 7:11:05 PM PDT by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: Drew68

I tell you what E6, my son is in the military too. I’m voting for Romney, I’m not going to leave any soldier as their CIC. All the arguments to bash Romney are null and void with this point. I don’t think highly of Romney, maybe that will change. This is where were at. The high and mighty might as well vote for Obama, and make a statement.


6 posted on 05/28/2012 7:13:19 PM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: ansel12

I didn’t know guns could move by themselves.


7 posted on 05/28/2012 7:16:15 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

This doesn’t mean romney isnt a socialist...

I mean.. F... EVEN Khrushchev wanted a strong military.


8 posted on 05/28/2012 7:26:24 PM PDT by myself6
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To: Drew68

Wanting a strong military isnt, in itself, a virtue...

Hitler wanted a strong military.
Mao wanted a one too..
So did stalin...

Oh wait.. so does every damn statist prick.


9 posted on 05/28/2012 7:29:53 PM PDT by myself6
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To: myself6
Wanting a strong military isnt, in itself, a virtue...

Hitler wanted a strong military.

You are a f'ing disgrace.

10 posted on 05/28/2012 7:33:47 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: lookout88
I don’t think highly of Romney, maybe that will change.

I have every intention of voting for Romney. If he keeps making intelligent, articulate comments like he did in this article that demonstrate he actually has a clue, I may not even have to hold my nose.

11 posted on 05/28/2012 7:37:52 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: SeekAndFind

This active duty man wants a new CIC this Fall.


12 posted on 05/28/2012 7:43:10 PM PDT by bethelgrad
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To: SeekAndFind

What an insult to veterans to have Willard the TWO Time draft dodger talk about them and to them...


13 posted on 05/28/2012 7:48:17 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Drew68
Someone remind me again how Romney is exactly like Obama?

What has Romney said about a homosexual sex is normal military?

I hear crickets...

14 posted on 05/28/2012 7:49:17 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: ansel12

“I was not planning on signing up for the military, It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam.”
______________________________________________

That is what Wee Willie Mitty said in the 1990s

But in 2008 he said “I always wanted to go off to Vietnam and “represent” our country...”

and also in 2008 about his FIVE grown boys he said...

“Just like the soldiers in Iraq, my boys are serving their country. Theyre working in my campaign for POTUS.”

Sick Jerk City...


15 posted on 05/28/2012 7:56:05 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: DBeers

Mitt Romney on homosexualizing 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.”


16 posted on 05/28/2012 8:02:46 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP now goes for it's Presidential candidates.)
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To: ansel12
Village People - In The Navy IN THE NAVY Where can you find pleasure, search the world for treasure, learn science, technology? Where can you begin to make your dreams all come true on the land or on the sea? Where can you learn to fly, play in sports or skindive, study oceanography? Sign up for the big band or sit in the grand stand when your team and others meet. In the Navy, yes, you can sail the seven seas. In the Navy, yes, you can put your mind at ease. In the Navy, come on now people, make a stand. In the Navy, can't you see we need a hand. In the Navy, come on, protect the motherland. In the Navy, come on and join your fellow, man. In the Navy, come on, people, and make a stand. In the Navy, in the Navy. They want you! They want you! They want you as a new recruit! If you like adventure don't you wait to enter the recruiting office fast. Don't you hesitate, there is no need to wait; they're signing up new seamen fast. Maybe you are too young to join up today but don't you worry 'bout the thing for I'm sure there will be always the good Navy protecting the land and sea. In the Navy... They want you! They want you! They want you as a new recruit! They want you! They want you! They want you as a new recruit! ..But..but..but I'm afraid of water! ..hey..hey..look, men... I get seasick even watching it on the TV! They want You! - Oh my goodness! They want you! - What am I gonna do in a submarine? They want you! They want you! In the Navy. In the Navy... (fade out) - Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo & Victor Willis Seamen?
17 posted on 05/28/2012 8:15:20 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Ah, another neo-con looking for a new foreign adventure to send our best into battle. And once again without a Declaration of War!

"America, where are you now?"

18 posted on 05/28/2012 8:18:51 PM PDT by ImpBill ("America, where are you now?" - Little "r" republican!)
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To: Tennessee Nana
“Just like the soldiers in Iraq, my boys are serving their country. Theyre working in my campaign for POTUS.”

Wow! just mind-boggling. Did he really say that?

19 posted on 05/28/2012 8:44:14 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: SeekAndFind

Too bad he won’t do one of the necessary things and re-instate DADT.

Allowing Homos to openly serve in the military is weakening our Military.


20 posted on 05/28/2012 8:49:23 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency.)
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To: Moorings

During 2008 Willard was asked why none of his FIVE eligible boys had served in the US military...

He answered that they were...

They were serving just like the soldiers in Iraq by working in his campaign ...

I thought I had the actual quote saved but I cant find it...

someone else might have it...

It was shocking and such a slap in the face to the real soldiers...the men and women who are serving our country...

Willard has his head elsewhere...hes out of touch...

Im a veteran and I for one dont want him for CinC...

Never mind the averages on who has more veterans supporting them...

Many veterans supported the draft dodger Bill Clinton also...


21 posted on 05/28/2012 9:11:05 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Tennessee Nana
What an insult to veterans to have Willard the TWO Time draft dodger talk about them and to them...

Hi, Nana.

I'm a veteran. I'd appreciate it if you would refrain from speaking for me.

Thanks.

22 posted on 05/28/2012 9:35:01 PM PDT by Antonello (Oh my God, don't shoot the banana!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Russia is still our number one enemy in the world, and Obama has promised the Russians a mega-surrender deal “after the election”.

I’m very disappointed Romney doesn’t bring this up every time the subject is US military in a dangerous world.


23 posted on 05/29/2012 3:38:30 AM PDT by samtheman (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2888480/posts?page=2#2)
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To: Drew68

really?

A F’ing disgrace?

Your a GD idiot. How was what I said factually F’ing INCORRECT M’er F’er?

Dumb ass...


24 posted on 05/29/2012 4:47:42 AM PDT by myself6
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To: Drew68
Someone remind me again how Romney is exactly like Obama? Because, as far as this active duty E6 can tell, the only commitment Obama has made to the military has been to shrink it.

Romney has a family full of military service - his dad served, Romney proudly served and didn't avoid the draft and flee to France, all 5 of his sons proudly served.

Oh wait, Romney, his dad, and his sons all had about as much desire to serve their country in uniform as obama did.
25 posted on 05/29/2012 3:41:59 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: samtheman
Russia is still our number one enemy in the world, and Obama has promised the Russians a mega-surrender deal “after the election”.

Islam. Radical Islamics did more damage to this nation and our freedoms on 9/11 than the Russians and Soviets before them have done since 1945. If anything, Russia (and China) share our biggest threat as well, it's just that they are more brutal in dealing with it.
26 posted on 05/29/2012 3:48:39 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Antonello; Tennessee Nana
I'm a veteran. I'd appreciate it if you would refrain from speaking for me.

Tennessee Nana can speak for me - I feel the same way about Willard and his family's lack of military service.
27 posted on 05/29/2012 3:56:28 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

Thank you for your service to our country

:)


28 posted on 05/29/2012 4:10:57 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: af_vet_rr

Radical Islam is a brain-damaged crack addict. Russia is a mob hit-man backing up the crack addict to get leverage against law and order.


29 posted on 05/29/2012 5:20:57 PM PDT by samtheman (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2888480/posts?page=2#2)
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To: Drew68

I have every intention of voting for Romney. If he keeps making intelligent, articulate comments like he did in this article that demonstrate he actually has a clue, I may not even have to hold my nose.

I’m going to follow the soldiers voice. I’m voting for Romney too.


30 posted on 05/29/2012 6:43:21 PM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: Drew68

31 posted on 05/29/2012 8:50:08 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: af_vet_rr
Tennessee Nana can speak for me - I feel the same way about Willard and his family's lack of military service.

Do your feelings extend to the resounding lack of military service among the top conservatives as ranked by the National Journal? The very organization the Tea Party recommends to gauge who you should support?

32 posted on 05/29/2012 10:55:31 PM PDT by Antonello (Oh my God, don't shoot the banana!)
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To: Antonello
Do your feelings extend to the resounding lack of military service among the top conservatives as ranked by the National Journal? The very organization the Tea Party recommends to gauge who you should support?

The "Tea Party" does not have a leader, a spokesman, nor a website. I think you are confused.

Romney sucks -that is the truth.

33 posted on 05/30/2012 6:43:19 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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Hi, DBeers.

I take it you're yet another person authorized to speak for af_vet_rr. As his spokesman, would you be so kind as to share how he feels about how Randy Neugebauer (who went to college instead of Vietnam) had the nerve to speak at a Memorial Day service?

After all, he said that he gets insulted when draft dodgers talk about and to him.

34 posted on 05/30/2012 8:36:56 PM PDT by Antonello (Oh my God, don't shoot the banana!)
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To: Antonello
I take it you're yet another person authorized to speak for af_vet_rr.

I speak for myself. If I was speaking for or of another I would have included them in the "To:"...

Lack of military service aside, Romney is a RINO progressive -plain and simple, he sucks. He MAY be better than Obama in some ways; HOWEVER, he is far from a conservative -FAR from it...

35 posted on 05/30/2012 9:15:16 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: Drew68

Since Mitt’s line immigrated to America in 1842, to personally serve Joseph Smith, after having converted in England, there is not a shred of evidence that any of his line have been “patriotic”, not a one has ever served our nation in uniform, or displayed “patriotism”.

For 170 years, no draft, no war, no need, no patriotism, no anything has managed to snag one of his line, even when they run for president during war time, the sons don’t enlist, or join the Guard.


36 posted on 08/19/2012 9:15:32 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: Antonello

The Mormon church could issue it’s own draft deferments to white elites of power and privilege, as it did to Mitt Romney, son of a wealthy Governor, who was running for president, BUT NOT ONE SINGLE BLACK MORMON RECEIVED A MORMON DRAFT DEFERMENT.

How many black Mormons were drafted and died in Vietnam, while white Mormons like Mitt, were protected?


37 posted on 08/19/2012 9:20:33 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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