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Mitt Romney Cheered in Poland, Endorsed by Walesa
bradenton.com ^ | July 30, 2012 | DAVID LIGHTMAN

Posted on 07/30/2012 4:16:55 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

WARSAW, POLAND — Fresh from a warm embrace from iconic Polish leader Lech Walesa, Mitt Romney will wrap up a three-country trip overseas Tuesday with a major speech that he hopes will send a message that he's tough and more willing to take a harder line with rogue nations than President Barack Obama is.

Romney arrived in Warsaw late Monday after a day in Gdansk, where he enjoyed the most enthusiastic reception of his six-day trip, which was marred by controversies at the first two stops, in London and Jerusalem. He was greeted in Gdansk by crowds that swarmed in the streets, though some were apparently there for an arts festival and one group held a 10-foot-long banner supporting Romney's primary rival for the GOP presidential nomination, Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul.

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Poland and many other countries will certainly do their best to help the U.S. restore its leadership position," said Walesa, a former president of Poland who last year refused to meet with the visiting Obama.

"After our conversation I am quite confident that you will be quite successful in doing that," Walesa assured Romney. "Individuals who have struggled all our lives really favor the kinds of views and perspectives that you share."

He repeatedly said he wished Romney success.

"I wish you to be successful because this success is needed to the United States, of course, but to Europe and the rest of the world, too. Gov. Romney, get your success - be successful," Walesa said emphatically.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Germany; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; europeanunion; germany; lechwalesa; massachusetts; mittromney; poland; romney2012; romneyvisit; russia; unitedkingdom; walesa
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1 posted on 07/30/2012 4:16:58 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion
A few people here on FR have been bashing Romney for going to Poland.

Poland has been fighting off Russian aggressiveness again in the last few years which has been supported by Obama (missile defense).

I think it's great that Romney is again encouraging our allies in these dark days and I think it's wonderful that he paid them a visit.

2 posted on 07/30/2012 4:23:22 PM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up

The Polish are good people. They know an honest broker when they see one.


3 posted on 07/30/2012 4:25:31 PM PDT by Walrus (ICH BIN EIN ARIZONAN!)
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To: what's up

I too think that it’s great that Romney has gone to Poland.

However, it’ll be “not so great” if he comes back.


4 posted on 07/30/2012 4:27:24 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
one group held a 10-foot-long banner supporting Romney's primary rival for the GOP presidential nomination, Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul.

Those PaulBots get around!

5 posted on 07/30/2012 4:27:24 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (If You Dont Look Like Obamas Son, No One Cares)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

If Walesa was a freeper, he would be banned for supporting Romney.


6 posted on 07/30/2012 4:28:36 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Communists for Obama. Anti-Communists for Romney.


7 posted on 07/30/2012 4:33:08 PM PDT by cotton1706
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Reagan, John Paul are gone, Lady Thatcher is of I'll health, the last Lion Standing that can speak if you will that brought down the evil empire has just spoken.

The liberal moral relativist that hated Reagan and wanted the balance of power BS are reaching for the Preparation H, is that you Dan????

This is a stand against an "Ism" that Lech knows all too well, and this is also a stand for American Exceptionalism.

It was that Exceptionalism that helped bring down the Wall, not Egyptian, Greek or any other Exceptionalism....

By the way Barack, did you help Build that Wall? I mean seriously, were you and your commie parents their in the early 60's and were you or them slinging mud?

8 posted on 07/30/2012 4:36:27 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Tau Food
it’ll be “not so great” if he comes back

Personally, I would think it not so great if Obama stood against only fairly unknown 3rd party candidates with only 12 weeks to go till election day.

But, then, pragmatism doesn't rule with lots of folks.

9 posted on 07/30/2012 4:45:16 PM PDT by what's up
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To: BarnacleCenturion
The f*cking MSM hasn't said a word.

I remember when Obama went overseas before 2008. What a contrast.

10 posted on 07/30/2012 4:47:34 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter
The f*cking MSM hasn't said a word.

Yes but Polish-American Newspapers and the Rabbinical news services/websites (yes they exist) will discuss it, maybe even some Jewish Newspapers, they have no "lock" anymore....

11 posted on 07/30/2012 4:52:03 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Not possible. The rest of the world all adore Hussein.


12 posted on 07/30/2012 4:55:09 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Tau Food
However, it’ll be “not so great” if he comes back.

Obama feels the same way. Maybe you guys ought to get a room and commiserate.

13 posted on 07/30/2012 4:57:53 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Tau Food
Why don't you knock off the annoying cheap shots and tell us what you don't like about Obama?

Better, tell us why we should vote for 'Tom Hoefling'.

14 posted on 07/30/2012 5:02:25 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I have a lot of reasons for not liking Romney. But since locking up the nomination he is handling himself well.

Up against the O, he looks like a giant. Of course, up against that annoying little pipsqueak, almost anyone looks like a giant.

Still, Lech Walesa’s endorsement is something to be proud of. Just getting to shake his hand would be an honor in my book.


15 posted on 07/30/2012 5:09:26 PM PDT by marron
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To: skeeter; Tau Food
Why don't you knock off the annoying cheap shots and tell us what you don't like about Obama?

Better, tell us why we should vote for 'Tom Hoefling'.

Voting "3rd Party" makes perfect sense to the Tantrumites like Tau Food.

16 posted on 07/30/2012 5:12:11 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Completely off topic, but: Mrs. Romney would do us proud as First Lady.


17 posted on 07/30/2012 5:14:56 PM PDT by whinecountry (Semper Ubi Sub Ubi)
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To: arasina; Tau Food

Tau Food doesn’t think Tom will win either. He/she keeps telling us Obama is going to win. Tau Food is delusional.


18 posted on 07/30/2012 5:19:57 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: SamAdams76

Amen, Mr. Adams - amen. These turd party clowns think for a second they are more conservative than Lech? That was rhetorical, but surely they do. Because there’s not a more self-important group of posers this side of the donkeys. Disgusting.


19 posted on 07/30/2012 5:20:48 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
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To: what's up

A few people here on FR have been bashing Romney for going to Poland.
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Some people here on FR would bash Romney if he walked on water, across the Atlantic, to Europe.


20 posted on 07/30/2012 5:36:28 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Lizzie Warren is Polish......when it’s to her advantage.


21 posted on 07/30/2012 5:39:07 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: MadelineZapeezda
Those PaulBots get around!

How High magazine has international subscriptions now.

22 posted on 07/30/2012 5:43:33 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: skeeter; arasina
I'm not saying you should vote for Tom Hoefling. I'm saying that I am proudly voting for Tom Hoefling. And, I'm saying that if you have reservations about who you are planning to vote for, then maybe you should check out Tom's campaign website.

On the other hand, if you already have a favorite candidate and you like him, you vote for him and you be proud of the fact you're voting for him.

23 posted on 07/30/2012 5:45:19 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: 1035rep; Tau Food

In the New Mexico “Art” Community, “Tau Food” is code word for that which is “consumed” during oral sex between two males.


24 posted on 07/30/2012 5:45:58 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: taildragger

+1


25 posted on 07/30/2012 5:46:13 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Tau Food

How can you ‘proudly vote for him’ when so far, he hasn’t been able to answer if he has qualified to be on a single ballot.

That is the most basic of hurdles to show you have the competency to run even the smallest campaign, like school board.


26 posted on 07/30/2012 5:49:23 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Gee, I’ve never heard that before. I’ll bet you and your boyfriend are the only two people in the world who know that. ;-)


27 posted on 07/30/2012 5:49:34 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Tau Food
That sounds noble, but doesn't explain why you show up on these threads trashing the only other realistic alternative to Obama.

I'd have more respect for you if you simply admitted you think Obama would be a better alternative to Romney, as some of the more honest anti-Romney FReepers do.

28 posted on 07/30/2012 5:51:33 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: mnehring

I’ve never claimed to have the competency to “run even the smallest campaign.” I’m just a voter.

Listen, go to his website and read about Tom’s campaign. If, like me, you tend to agree with him more than you agree with his opponents, then don’t be afraid to support him. I think that’s what we’re supposed to do as voters. I admit that four years ago, I got talked into voting for McCain as my “only alternative” to Obama. Romney is the reward I got for loyalty. Thanks, but no thanks, Karl Rove. I’m not voting for any more liberals, period.


29 posted on 07/30/2012 5:55:22 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Walrus

You’ve never watched them vote for communists here in Cook County, then.


30 posted on 07/30/2012 5:55:38 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: pistolpackinpapa; Tau Food
I respect posters who cannot abide by the choice the GOP has left them with this election. I disagree vehemently, but I respect them.

Tau Food is a troll who, if not zotted as he should be, will never be heard from again after November.

31 posted on 07/30/2012 5:55:56 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: taildragger

That would make a great graphic - Obama, mommy and daddy all building the Berlin Wall.


32 posted on 07/30/2012 5:58:40 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Tau Food

I have read his words and debated with him many times here.
The problem is, they are just words. I and many others have asked him to post his resume to show his history of actually turning words to action and he has refused. When asked for his resume, he points people to his website which is just statements of belief, not an iota of experience listed.

He won’t even say what college degrees he has or what private sector experience he has.

If we demand this from Obama and complain when he hides it, we should hold those who claim to be on our side to the same standard.

Without experience, words are just sound waves in the ether, nothing more, nothing less.


33 posted on 07/30/2012 5:59:25 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Tau Food

..and I’m not talking about your competency, I am talking about the competency of the one who is asking to be Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces.


34 posted on 07/30/2012 6:00:54 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Tau Food; skeeter
I'm not saying you should vote for Tom Hoefling. I'm saying that I am proudly voting for Tom Hoefling.

And I'm saying that a vote for a candidate like Tom who has virtually no chance of being elected POTUS in 2012 is not something for which you should be proud. It's an exercise in futility and a proxy vote for Obama.

35 posted on 07/30/2012 6:02:13 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: skeeter
Well, I've said many times that if Romney comes close or wins in November, the GOP will nominate a liberal again in 2016. If Karl Rove and others like him learn this time that conservatives will not automatically support the liberal they choose for us, then maybe they'll feel forced to field a more suitable nominee next time.

The only time that the elitists in the GOP listen to regular people is on election day. If we don't let them know on election day what we will and will not accept, then we deserve anything we get next time around. We need to reject Romney and we need to be seen to reject Romney if we want any kind of respect.

36 posted on 07/30/2012 6:02:56 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Tau Food

What do you think Obama will accomplish given four more years?


37 posted on 07/30/2012 6:05:10 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Wonderful picture,I was invited to met him two times.The first time I was not willing to fly to Poland.


38 posted on 07/30/2012 6:09:10 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: mnehring
Without experience, words are just sound waves in the ether, nothing more, nothing less.

You're absolutely right. I can't disagree with that and I'm not unmindful of that.

But, I am sickened, I mean truly sickened, by the "experience" and background of both Obama and Romney (not just one of them, both of them), so what's a guy to do?

39 posted on 07/30/2012 6:10:16 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: cotton1706


I'm Voting To Defeat The Obamanation..Voting For Romney

40 posted on 07/30/2012 6:13:18 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: Tau Food
what's a guy to do?

Act like a man would be a good start.

41 posted on 07/30/2012 6:14:31 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa (Vote for Goode, end up with evil, pat self on back repeatedly)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Isn’t that the truth. Their pride come first than country. 4 more yrs of Obama will distroy the USA


42 posted on 07/30/2012 6:15:22 PM PDT by Lily4Jesus ( Jesus is LORD)
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To: skeeter
What do you think Obama will accomplish given four more years?

I think that Obama will face gridlock with a Republican Congress, particularly in the House of Representatives. I think that a President Romney would have a much better chance of passing a liberal agenda than Obama. I think that's so obvious as to be uncontroversial.

43 posted on 07/30/2012 6:16:35 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Tau Food
so what's a guy to do?

1. First, we can all acknowledge that on most issues Romney sucks. BUT..
2. Unless some miracle happens (and we can reevaluate if said miracle happens), the reality is there are only two people who will be president, Romney or Obama... so we must...
3. Go to the Constitution and look up the job description for President to see who fits that job the best.. We see that the primary role of the President is Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces. The other duties are to make treaties and appoint judges, etc.
4. Now we look at all the qualms we have with both Candidates. With Obama, it is everything, from domestic to international. With Romney, it is primarily his domestic policies- all of which must require Congress and the Senate victories to have any impact.
5. Which gets us back to 1 critical issue, the role of Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces. I'm sure you would agree, that out of the primary job role the Constitution gives the president, this is the most immediate and important. The president is the second step on recovery on those issues, but as CIC he is the entire staircase.
6. So, knowing that Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces is the primary role of the President, who would you rather see our troops have to salute and take orders from on January 22nd and for four years after that?
It is really that simple. If Tom wants to impact the issues he says are most important, he should run for congress where he can actually write bills on those issues- something the President doesn't do.

44 posted on 07/30/2012 6:31:06 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Tau Food
I think that Obama will face gridlock with a Republican Congress, particularly in the House of Representatives. I think that a President Romney would have a much better chance of passing a liberal agenda than Obama. I think that's so obvious as to be uncontroversial.

Flawed theory on two points.
1. Obama has already shown he will act without Congress through the use of Czars and Executive Orders. Even so far as taking military action without Congressional approval. (and Congress can't be trusted to have the fortitude to take action against O).
2. Romney will have a reelection to run so there will be some pandering he will have to do to whomever is the loudest and most passionate group. This puts the responsibility in our corner (probably why some don't want to face this this choice). Obama will have no re-election to run so there is no one to pander to but his own ideology. Obama will have no reelection check on his power.

Option 2 gives us a fighting chance IF we take the responsibility and become the "e" ourselves. The so called "e" has no power if they don't get money and votes from us. We have already shown we can influence legislation if we stand up to these so called "e" forces. Case in point, the Kennedy/McCain immigration bill that We The People stopped just by speaking out.

We need to stop complaining about the "e" and start taking control of the "e". I found this graphic a long time ago that sums it up nicely.

45 posted on 07/30/2012 6:41:43 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Tau Food

Tau, I’ve had that same conversation with myself for months. I’ve tried every way in the book to figure out a way to vote for Romney and still live with myself. I don’t know what to do. If I have to vote for Romney I will have to get on my knees and ask forgiveness from the Lord. On the other hand if obama wins America is finished, and I could not live with my conscience. It is the worst dilemma I’ve ever faced. How does one choose between two evils? I don’t know and I’m still praying about it.


46 posted on 07/30/2012 6:48:46 PM PDT by WVNan ("Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy." - Winston)
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To: Tau Food

Oh yeah; you know that. You know you do.


47 posted on 07/30/2012 6:59:31 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: mnehring
If Tom wants to impact the issues he says are most important, he should run for congress

Now, there's an idea.

If (;-)) Tom loses this election, maybe he should do that, but I won't be able to vote for him because he won't be running in my state or district.

And, I don't want to just ignore or evade the important points you make about the role of Commander in Chief. Believe me, I have thought about that issue because it is important, as in vital, that we have a competent Commander in Chief.

We've had Commanders in Chief who were better than Obama (Reagan) and we've had Commanders in Chief who were worse than Obama (Carter). Obama's nothing to write home about.

I don't know how to score Romney. I like his loyalty to Israel (an important ally), but I almost hear him saying at times that we should defer to Israel's judgement. I don't want to turn over our foreign policy to the Knesset or the Israeli Prime Minister any more than I want to turn over our foreign policy to the United Nations. We should decide what we want to do and I want our president to make that clear at all times.

I really don't know what kind of Commander in Chief Romney would make. Is his current trip about foreign policy or about domestic politics? Did he go to England at the beginning of the Olympics to discuss important issues with British leaders or to remind voters here at home that he once ran the Olympics? Did he go to Israel to to discuss foreign policy or to gain Jewish votes here at home? Is he perhaps in Poland to gain the favor of American Catholic voters? Maybe I'm just too cynical, but Romney has over and over and over again caused me to become cynical about just about every move he makes.

I guess I just never know what to believe about Romney anymore. I'm not sure that he has any fixed philosophy other than a desire to be elected and a willingness to be very liberal and very flexible.

I really just can't trust Romney anymore and I can't tell you that I believe he'd make a competent Commander in Chief.

48 posted on 07/30/2012 7:03:42 PM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Tau Food

Do you think Romney is a marxist bent on income redistribution & moslem sympathizer, too?


49 posted on 07/30/2012 7:04:03 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: what's up

Agreed. That, and the Israel trip.


50 posted on 07/30/2012 7:05:33 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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