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Will Romney's Foreign-Policy Fumble Doom His Campaign?(Lefty Panties in a Twist Alert)
The Atlantic ^ | 9/12/2012 | Molly Ball

Posted on 09/12/2012 1:27:32 PM PDT by mojito

Will Mitt Romney look back on this day as the blunder that doomed his campaign?

It's too soon to tell, of course. But the reaction to his recent foreign-policy moves has been overwhelmingly negative, from Republicans and Democrats alike, to the point that some wonder whether it could begin to disqualify him in voters' minds.

Romney's response to the incidents of the last 24 hours -- the storming of the American embassy in Cairo and the killing of the American ambassador and three others in Libya -- is widely being regarded as hasty and ham-handed. From his initial statement late Tuesday, which accused the Obama Administration of "sympathiz[ing] with those who waged the attacks," to his Wednesday morning press conference reinforcing that criticism, Romney, critics say, appeared overly eager to turn the tragedy into a political wedge, and insufficiently respectful of the gravity of the situation.

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


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That terrible Mitt! How dare he show some backbone! How dare he not endorse the great wisdom of the great leader!

I'm sorry I had to post this. Reading it made me throw-up in my mouth. But the nauseating glee that emanates from these so-called elites is such an unholy amalgam of treason and sycophancy that it must be exposed, combatted and ridiculed.

1 posted on 09/12/2012 1:27:35 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Molly Ball is as ugly as it one can get.


2 posted on 09/12/2012 1:29:54 PM PDT by Perdogg ("Facts are much more interesting than theories" - Dr No by Ian Fleming)
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To: mojito

Yet another pant-load from The Atlantic. The are going to get a hernia from lifting so much for Obama. This is just flat out propaganda.


3 posted on 09/12/2012 1:30:16 PM PDT by Obadiah (The Hunger Games -- Obama's vision for America)
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To: mojito
"Romney, critics say, appeared overly eager to turn the tragedy into a political wedge, and insufficiently respectful of the gravity of the situation."

Yeah, that's the democrat's domain. How dare he!!!

4 posted on 09/12/2012 1:30:25 PM PDT by SengirV
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To: mojito

What flubs?


5 posted on 09/12/2012 1:30:27 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: mojito

Yep, the RATS cannot shovel dirt fast enough to cover up the Obama anti-American, weak, near non-existent response to the ACTS OF WAR against America.


6 posted on 09/12/2012 1:31:55 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: mojito

Got news for Molly, the FUMBLE is the turkey living in the WH.


7 posted on 09/12/2012 1:32:01 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: mojito

He didn’t make a mistake. His statement was in response to ONE incident... the one in Cairo. The extent of what happened in Libya wasn’t known.

I despise the media.


8 posted on 09/12/2012 1:32:27 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: mojito

A remarkably stupid article. All you have to do is play back everyone from this moron writer to Kerry to Clinton to Obama statement about Bush and the Iraq war.

Apparently the “gravity of the situation” defense only applies when it is a Progressive Fascist Democrat like Obama in the White House.


9 posted on 09/12/2012 1:32:43 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: mojito

Baghdad Ball....

nothing to see here.


10 posted on 09/12/2012 1:32:42 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: mojito
Concern trolls are concerned.

/johnny

11 posted on 09/12/2012 1:32:53 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: mojito

I agree. It is encouraging to see Romney showing some back bone and actual leadership.


12 posted on 09/12/2012 1:33:42 PM PDT by beethoven
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To: mojito

Flak incoming! You’re over the target, Captain Romney. Drop ‘em now!


13 posted on 09/12/2012 1:34:30 PM PDT by SamuraiScot
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To: JRandomFreeper

It’s days like today that make me regret the fact that dueling is illegal.


14 posted on 09/12/2012 1:34:36 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: svcw
What flubs?

There weren't any. They exist only in the minds of DNC media operatives. In other words, about 98% of the MSM.

15 posted on 09/12/2012 1:34:36 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Hasty and ham handed. FUBO supporters.

Our present government

“A” ignored warnings of these planned 9-11 rallies.
“B” praised Islam and castigated an American scapegoat in response to the attacks.
“C” has put military pressure from an American General on the scapegoat (government censorship).
“D” has apologized to the Islamist terrorists.
“E” done all of the above after going to war against Momar Gaddafi and killing him as a POW after torture/abuse.

Obama’s pro-Islamist, anti-Israel, anti-allies foreign policy is one big ass mistake, America.


16 posted on 09/12/2012 1:35:24 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: mojito

These jerks are delusional.

I can’t stand Romney, but he didn’t “flub” anything. He sounded like an AMERICAN, for crissake. It’s the Muslim POS sitting in our White House grabbing his ankles and apologizing for our existence to his overlords — our enemies — that Americans know “flubbed.”


17 posted on 09/12/2012 1:35:29 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: mojito
accused the Obama Administration of "sympathiz[ing] with those who waged the attacks,"

What is incorrect about this assertion? Why is this a "fumble"?

He's stating a truth that the left doesn't want to hear, but we are glad to hear him call a spade a spade.

18 posted on 09/12/2012 1:35:33 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: mojito
Will Mitt Romney look back on this day as the blunder that doomed his campaign?

Only if he backs off his original statements.

If Romney continues to hammer home the fact that Obamao bent over forwards to apologize to the radical islamists who were killing our citizens in a planned, coordinated and staged attacks, then Romney wins!

Oh, by the way, this IS AN ACT OF WAR!!! Like it or not.

19 posted on 09/12/2012 1:37:12 PM PDT by bayliving
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To: mojito

As is oft quoted here on good old FR, “You know you’re over the target when you start taking flak”. Romney is definitely over the target. Time to press his advantage to the max. Time to put a real American in the White House. One who will defend our values, not the values of our enemies.


20 posted on 09/12/2012 1:38:24 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: mojito
Blunder? How odd thats the same word Obama used in his convention speech. I guess its not a blunder that Obama skips out on his security briefings?
21 posted on 09/12/2012 1:38:32 PM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: mojito

I’m sure all these lefties were ridiculing Democrats about all their rhetoric on the Iraq War during the 2004 election cycle.


22 posted on 09/12/2012 1:38:49 PM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: SandyInSeattle
The lady on Rush has it right-if we are so concerned with Muslims feelings, then why the hell does he run aroung crowing about how he is responsible for killing Bin Ladin=some one has to hold this damn media responsible
23 posted on 09/12/2012 1:38:49 PM PDT by denco
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To: mojito

What Mitt had said in truth will HELP him.


24 posted on 09/12/2012 1:38:58 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: mojito

Let’s assume for the sake of argument that it really was a “blunder”.

Would that actually lose Mitt any votes that are already his, or that were actually in play? No, it wouldn’t.


25 posted on 09/12/2012 1:41:13 PM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: mojito

Standard dim misdirection play.

Their boy POTUS was hanging with DJ Pimp and playing hookey from his intel briefings while this went down!


26 posted on 09/12/2012 1:41:13 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: mojito

Who are these supposed critics on the right? Seriously...who?! Such a load of crap.


27 posted on 09/12/2012 1:41:13 PM PDT by LittleSpotBlog
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To: mojito

Will Molly Ball look back on this stupid article as the blunder that doomed her career?


28 posted on 09/12/2012 1:41:13 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: mojito

there was no fumble


29 posted on 09/12/2012 1:41:31 PM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: mojito

Super Barf.

Looks like Mitt was effective.


30 posted on 09/12/2012 1:42:40 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: mojito

Don’t go wobbly, Mitt. The libs are desperate to twist this to their advantage.


31 posted on 09/12/2012 1:43:19 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: mojito
The Obama protection agency in the “News Media” is busy spinning this on a movie no one has ever heard of. The mobs in the ME aren’t chanting about this movie, they are chanting “1 billion Osamas”.

This is a reaction to Obama bragging 21 times last week about killing Osama

32 posted on 09/12/2012 1:44:12 PM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: InterceptPoint; a fool in paradise
As is oft quoted here on good old FR, “You know you’re over the target when you start taking flak”. Romney is definitely over the target. Time to press his advantage to the max. Time to put a real American in the White House. One who will defend our values, not the values of our enemies.

Amen! Crazy good post by a fool in paradise as well. The leftist media has gone into full-on Pravda mode - they wheeled this Trojan Horse inside the gates and have dropped all pretense that it wasn't the plan in the first place.
33 posted on 09/12/2012 1:46:09 PM PDT by rockvillem
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.........insufficiently respectful of the gravity of the situation.

Guess that's why OBummer is campaigning in Nevada today, you know, respecting the gravity of the situation and all. < /infinite sarcasm >

34 posted on 09/12/2012 1:46:21 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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his recent foreign-policy moves has been overwhelmingly negative

Is this reporter talking about Obama here? The ONLY overwhelming negative I have seen today was the coordinated reporter attack on him during his press conference. And I'm sure this reporter is probably just taking journalistic privilege in assuming that there were both "Republican and Democrat" there. I'm also sure that there was probably at least ONE of those reporters that now "wonders" whether this could disqualify him. What a bogus reporting piece of garbage!
35 posted on 09/12/2012 1:46:32 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: Obadiah
This episode will poll well for Romney. Atlantic and its media fellows will look silly very soon.
36 posted on 09/12/2012 1:47:22 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: MNJohnnie

“This is a reaction to Obama bragging 21 times last week about killing Osama “

Exactly!

And now the little punk has run off to Nevada to hold a fund raiser!


37 posted on 09/12/2012 1:47:47 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: dfwgator

Having been dealing with a major health issue, I have had enough of that LOSER in the White House. GREAT JOB Mitt!


38 posted on 09/12/2012 1:48:30 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: mojito

can someone give me the condensed version of what romney said?


39 posted on 09/12/2012 1:48:38 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: denco

Prompted by that lady caller, Rush posited that Obama’s excessive crowing about the Bin Laden hit may have inflamed the fanatical Egyptian embassy attackers who cried : “We are all Osamas, Obama!” That may be one of the few nuggets of truth to come out of radical (please forgive the redundancy) Islam.


40 posted on 09/12/2012 1:48:48 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Maceman
... some of these pics around the house is.better than paying a monthly bill for pest control.
41 posted on 09/12/2012 1:48:48 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: LittleSpotBlog
Who are these supposed critics on the right?

Some "unnamed" congressional sources. A desperate for attention former McCain retread. And apparently, although I haven't heard the remarks, the ever reliable Peggy Noonan.

42 posted on 09/12/2012 1:49:20 PM PDT by mojito
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To: hinckley buzzard

Barry’s supporters are contorting themselves trying to deflect blame.


43 posted on 09/12/2012 1:49:28 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Goes to show that the old msm is running out of time just like the LOSER in the White House.


44 posted on 09/12/2012 1:50:20 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: mojito
Always good to know what the enemy is up to. You can tell how damaging this is to The Empty Chair by how quickly the MSM got on board with a coordinated attack response.

Way to go, Mitt! Keep it up!

45 posted on 09/12/2012 1:50:47 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Speak Up, Mitt!)
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To: kingattax

That picture just convinced me that birth control should be free.


46 posted on 09/12/2012 1:52:09 PM PDT by Perdogg ("Facts are much more interesting than theories" - Dr No by Ian Fleming)
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To: dfwgator

Agreed!
I am GLAD that he came out with a STRONG statement!


47 posted on 09/12/2012 1:53:04 PM PDT by kimchi lover ("I can see November from Wisconsin")
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To: kingattax

Bind and gag her with duct tape and put her in the basement.


48 posted on 09/12/2012 1:56:36 PM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: mojito

This is what happens when the media and the White House are in cohoots with each other you have this. Romney FINALLY for once showed some damn backbone. I disagree with NOTHING that he said in his statement last night, but the media knows that Obama looks AWFUL right now so they are trying to turn this into a war on Romney. When you attack Americans on US Embassy soil its an act of war..PERIOD


49 posted on 09/12/2012 1:56:52 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Perdogg

keyboard spew alert


50 posted on 09/12/2012 1:57:47 PM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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