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Romney's strong debate showing puts Europe on edge
Reuters ^ | Oct 4, 2012 | Luke Baker

Posted on 10/04/2012 9:47:19 AM PDT by Gamecock

President Barack Obama's lackluster performance in the first U.S. election debate provoked uneasiness in European capitals on Thursday, where hopes are mostly, if unofficially, pinned on his securing a second term.

....there was particular consternation at Romney's singling out of deficit-ridden Spain as a poorly administered economy.

"Spain has never been mentioned in a presidential debate as a symbol of failure," the left-leaning newspaper lamented. "What happened last night makes history. And not in a good way."

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: debate

1 posted on 10/04/2012 9:47:19 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock
....there was particular consternation at Romney's singling out of deficit-ridden Spain as a poorly administered economy.

Ole'

2 posted on 10/04/2012 9:48:08 AM PDT by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock
"Spain has never been mentioned in a presidential debate as a symbol of failure," the left-leaning newspaper lamented. "What happened last night makes history. And not in a good way."

Welcome to reality, hombre.

3 posted on 10/04/2012 9:49:35 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: Gamecock

Reuters? This is like something out the satirical Onion website!! LOL. How the mighty have fallen.


4 posted on 10/04/2012 9:50:48 AM PDT by plushaye (Election 2012 Prayer Force)
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To: Gamecock

HAHAHAHA! This is the best reason to vote Romney yet. Romney should make a point that European leaders closely align themselves with Democrats. What does that tell you.


5 posted on 10/04/2012 9:51:36 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Gamecock

I just got back from Europe, and Europeans suck. There, I said it.


6 posted on 10/04/2012 9:53:32 AM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Gamecock

They like the guy who boosted drone attacks by 400%...? Wow...


7 posted on 10/04/2012 9:55:49 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Gamecock
Leading Spanish daily El Pais highlighted the fact that Spain was the only European country mentioned, and contrasted Romney's negative depiction of it with Obama's praise for Spain's renewable energy policies during the 2008 campaign.

How are those renewable energy policies working out now? Oh, that's right, you cut your subsidies because you are bankrupt.

8 posted on 10/04/2012 9:59:20 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Gamecock

Because Obama The One has brought such prosperity, peace and success to his Eurasian provinces.


9 posted on 10/04/2012 10:02:55 AM PDT by Iron Munro (A bisexual Muslim is one who owns both a camel AND a goat.)
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To: Gamecock

Europe is the Titanic, and as hard as we try to swim away we
won’t be able to escape the suction when it goes down.


10 posted on 10/04/2012 10:03:35 AM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry... destroyer of wealth)
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To: Gamecock

The socialist Europeans are worried Romney will get in and give Ben Bernanke the boot. And tighten up monetary policy which means problems for Europeans. Problems for the ECB printing imaginary money to bail out Spain and others


11 posted on 10/04/2012 10:03:48 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Gamecock
How will I sleep at night knowing that Europe wants Osama Obama to have four more???
12 posted on 10/04/2012 10:06:04 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: Gamecock

The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly on the Bain.


13 posted on 10/04/2012 10:06:22 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 (yup-Who knew??)
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To: Gamecock

The Obama loving Europeans can go straight to hell. America is not their country, it is mine and it is America that I want to survive.


14 posted on 10/04/2012 10:06:26 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gamecock

But we’re all interconnected , yaknow.. EUropia, Udopia, Obamania,


15 posted on 10/04/2012 10:08:07 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Gamecock

The Obama loving Europeans can just go suck eggs. They don’t get to determine our leaders over here.


16 posted on 10/04/2012 10:19:50 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

One has to wonder what zer0 has promised them he’ll do for the eurosocialists after the elections, when he has more “flexibility”...


17 posted on 10/04/2012 10:20:06 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: BlueStateRightist
I just got back from Europe, and Europeans suck. There, I said it.

Now, now. Some very fine, intelligent, hardworking Europeans have been known to exist.

Of course, they all got off the boats on Ellis Island years ago.

18 posted on 10/04/2012 10:25:11 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum: "I think, therefore I am armed".)
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To: Gamecock
Romney's strong debate showing puts Europe on edge

Oh no!

The EuroTrash are on edge.

I feel a case of the vapors coming upon me...

19 posted on 10/04/2012 10:27:40 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: BlueStateRightist; Impy; nutmeg; fieldmarshaldj; DarthVader; Perdogg

I just did too. You must have been in a different area than I was because 95% of the Europeans I met HATE, HATE, HATE Obama.


20 posted on 10/04/2012 10:42:04 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit, but it's better than a burqa.)
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To: Gamecock

Very amusing. Although one tidbit caught my eye: “Leading Spanish daily El Pais highlighted the fact that Spain was the only European country mentioned, and contrasted Romney’s negative depiction of it with Obama’s praise for Spain’s renewable energy policies during the 2008 campaign.”

Let’s hope that Romney has learned his lesson on that one. It’s one of the reasons why the Communists who took over the Spanish government succeeded in ruining their economy. I’ve heard that Spain has now dropped the windmill nonsense.


21 posted on 10/04/2012 10:45:42 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Breaking News Europe - many of us in the US, will not save you next time. We never should have gotten involved in WW I. There was absolutely nothing at stack for the US in that war, and it was not worth a single American’s life to become involved.

I just cannot ever see a reason to spend one American life defending or retaking Europe regardless of the circumstances. Europe is not worth saving, in my humble opinion.


22 posted on 10/04/2012 11:15:47 AM PDT by rigelkentaurus
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Nothing pleases this Jewish Republican more than the thought of Europeans, who subjected Jews to expulsions, ghettos, pogroms, and gas chambers, lying awake at night, worrying that little Israel is going to cause WWIII!

With the exception of Poland, the Czech Republic, and Italy (only because I LOVE Italian women and Italian food), Europe can drop dead. Submit to your moose limb masters, dhimmis!


23 posted on 10/04/2012 12:16:24 PM PDT by The Fop (Excuse me while I clean the saliva out of my racist dog whistle)
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To: Gamecock

Luke Baker’s DNC check is in the mail!


24 posted on 10/04/2012 7:40:31 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: BlueStateRightist; GOPsterinMA
Europeans suck

How much do they charge?

25 posted on 10/08/2012 5:34:37 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; BlueStateRightist

I have to say the people were uber-friendly on this European trip.


26 posted on 10/08/2012 5:41:07 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit, but it's better than a burqa.)
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To: Gamecock
“where hopes are mostly, if unofficially, pinned on his securing a second term. “

“Hopes” for what??? By who??
Are they wishing for economic collapse?

27 posted on 10/08/2012 5:44:24 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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