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Obama camp: Mitt Romney is ‘scared’ of Venezuela’s Chavez
Yahoo! News ^ | July 12, 2012 | Olivier Knox

Posted on 07/12/2012 10:26:07 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign mocked Mitt Romney late Wednesday as being "scared" of Venezuela's anti-American President Hugo Chavez "like he's ten feet tall," the latest rhetorical broadside in an escalating war of words.

"Hugo Chavez has become increasingly marginalized and his influence has waned," Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said in a statement. "It's baffling that Mitt Romney is so scared of a leader like Chavez whose power is fading, while Romney continues to remain silent about how to confront al-Qaeda or how to bring our troops home from Afghanistan."

The rhetorical rumble began late Tuesday when Obama told a Florida television interviewer that Chavez "has not had a serious national security impact on us." Romney promptly led a chorus of angry Republican charges that Obama had failed to confront the alleged threat posed by the Venezuelan leader as part of a "pattern of weakness" in foreign policy.

"People like Hugo Chavez want attention — and that's exactly what Mitt Romney and his supporters gave him today. Governor Romney is only playing into the hands of Chavez by acting like he's ten feet tall," LaBolt said in a sharply personal and mocking counter.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; getromney; hugochavez; marxist; nakedmarxist; obamaforeignpolicy; obamalegacy; obamalies; procommunist; smearcampaign; zogbyism

1 posted on 07/12/2012 10:26:10 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What a laugh. Obama is envious of Chavez.
2 posted on 07/12/2012 10:30:40 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

this morning, the obamites called romney a liar. this afternoon he’s a coward.

this is going to be 1828 all over again. next, they will be calling ann romney a whore.


3 posted on 07/12/2012 10:31:03 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
how to confront al-Qaeda or how to bring our troops home from Afghanistan

Yeah, that's right! Obama knows how to do those things: Support the Muslim Brotherhood everywhere with everything you've got.

4 posted on 07/12/2012 10:31:41 AM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Kinda reminds you of the “whimp” smear against George H W Bush.


5 posted on 07/12/2012 10:32:39 AM PDT by pfflier
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hugo is nothing but a joke.


6 posted on 07/12/2012 10:32:56 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Free ThinkerNY

7 posted on 07/12/2012 10:33:08 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lets see, they are best buddies with our worst enemies and they are starting to build a missile launching facility for launching satellites.

An EMP over Chicago would only cause the death of 250,000,000 Americans by starvation and disease.

Nope, nothing to fear here.

Lets see, Iran is building on the northernmost island of Venezuela a long range missile launching facility that can hit the USA.

Wasn’t there an issue in the early 60’s about missiles that could hit the USA? But that was with a President who actually feared Cuba.


8 posted on 07/12/2012 10:34:07 AM PDT by Any Fate But Submission
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am beginning to believe the Obama campaign does not intend to win in November. Their positions are completely idiotic.


9 posted on 07/12/2012 10:34:34 AM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As opposed to the Obama camp...who embraces anybody sharing their goal of the destruction of America.


10 posted on 07/12/2012 10:35:23 AM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As if anyone out there is scared of the Obamadork.

Or as if anyone out there believes the Obamadork.


11 posted on 07/12/2012 10:35:41 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So if they call Romney a homophobe does that mean he is afraid of Obama? The left mistakes reason for fear. That’s because they lack the former and thrive on the latter.


12 posted on 07/12/2012 10:36:51 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Parley Baer

exactly...

this strategy will backfire on the BHO Team.

Romney will succefully demonstrate that this is the same attitude BHO took with Iran, Syria, etc...

It is as if Lawrence O’Donnell has taken over the Obama Campaign.


13 posted on 07/12/2012 10:37:28 AM PDT by hkusp40
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Osama Obama's problem is that Romney finds photos like this to be nauseating...as do the overwhelming majority of Americans.

14 posted on 07/12/2012 10:38:31 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Jimmy Carter Is No Longer The Worst President Of My Lifetime)
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To: moonshot925

Is that Hugo Chavez or Jose Baez??


15 posted on 07/12/2012 10:42:54 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: Any Fate But Submission

A nuclear weapon would have to be in the multi-megaton range to do any significant EMP damage.

And if Venezuela ever tried something like that, we would wipe them off the map.


16 posted on 07/12/2012 10:42:54 AM PDT by moonshot925
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"Hugo Chavez has become increasingly marginalized and his influence has waned," Ignorant fools. Please explain Argentina's slip to dictatorship, as well Nicaragua and El Salvador if Hugo's influence has waned? Not to mention his continued influence on Ecuador and Bolivia.
17 posted on 07/12/2012 10:44:24 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Team Obama is scared of Mitt Romney, like he was 10ft tall.


18 posted on 07/12/2012 10:52:18 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Gay State Conservative

That photo scares me.


19 posted on 07/12/2012 10:53:23 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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To: Irenic
was is
20 posted on 07/12/2012 10:54:11 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Cancer once again fails to cure Venezuela of its “President for Life”


21 posted on 07/12/2012 11:00:54 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is scared of Sarah Palin


22 posted on 07/12/2012 11:03:38 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Meanwhile Barack Obama sucks his *ock.


23 posted on 07/12/2012 11:11:11 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: moonshot925

Barack has pledged to not use a nuclear response if we are attacked.


24 posted on 07/12/2012 11:15:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Eric Holder's NAACP rally against the voter ID laws required the press to bring govt issue photo ID.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I would rather we view a potential enemy as a possible or real threat rather than bowing to, supporting, financing or otherwise encouraging and kissing the collective asses of known and real threats.


25 posted on 07/12/2012 11:31:06 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s a safe bet that the vast majority of Obama’s supporters are either ignorant or supportive of Chavez and Ahmadinejad’s alliance, Iran’s nuclear aspirations, the Cuban missile crisis, or just plain lack the intellect to see the farce of history attempting to repeat itself.


26 posted on 07/12/2012 11:32:21 AM PDT by Monitor ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false-front for the urge to rule it." - H. L. Mencken)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

First thing a new president should do for our troops is give them new rules of engagement that allow them to shoot first and not have to worry about non-combatant casualties.
If the non-combatants know that they can be shot, they’ll see to it that they leave beforehand.
Every war up WW2 gave the troops the ability to wage war without legal problems from lawyers and liberals back home.


27 posted on 07/12/2012 1:07:04 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Repeal Obamacare, the CITIZENSHIP TAX)
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