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In Search of Answers From Mr. Romney
The New York Times ^ | October 8, 2012 | Editorial

Posted on 10/08/2012 4:29:11 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Mitt Romney mounted a big foreign policy display on a flag-draped stage at the Virginia Military Institute on Monday, serving up a lot of tough-sounding sound bites and hawkish bumper stickers, some of them even bumping up somewhere close to the truth, to give the appearance that he would be stronger and more forceful on international affairs than President Obama.

He seems to consider himself, ludicrously, a leader similar to the likes of Harry Truman and George Marshall, and, at one point, he obliquely questioned Mr. Obama’s patriotism. The hope seems to be that big propaganda, said loudly and often, will drown out Mr. Obama’s respectable record in world affairs, make Americans believe Mr. Romney would be the better leader and cover up the fact that there is mostly just hot air behind his pronouncements.

Mr. Romney’s stated policies in Monday’s speech, just as they have been in the past, are either pretty much like Mr. Obama’s or, when there are hints of differences, would pull the United States in wrong and even dangerous directions. His analysis of the roots of various international crises is either naïve, or deliberately misleading.

One new element is Mr. Romney’s assertion that the threats have “grown worse.” He desperately wants to undercut the edge that voters have given Mr. Obama on foreign policy, even before he ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Americans deserve an intensive, textured and honest discussion on foreign policy. They did not get it on Monday. Mr. Obama should respond, forcefully, to Mr. Romney on these issues, even before their next debate on Oct. 16, which will include issues of foreign affairs.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bias; election2012; journalism; media
The NY Times is wetting their pants again.
1 posted on 10/08/2012 4:29:21 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

YOU FORGOT THE BARF ALERT!


2 posted on 10/08/2012 4:31:21 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What a load of crap from the former newspaper of record.


3 posted on 10/08/2012 4:31:51 PM PDT by austingirl
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

An editorial from the apologists for Soviet Communism.


4 posted on 10/08/2012 4:34:20 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What gets me is the juvenile tone of the editorial. You’d think the “paper of record” would avoid childish insults. Pathetic.


5 posted on 10/08/2012 4:36:26 PM PDT by PAR
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Are these journalists or Obama hacks? They still do not get it!!!!


6 posted on 10/08/2012 4:38:48 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The NYT , the communists network of the East Coast. They have lied so much no one believed the crap they print anymore.


7 posted on 10/08/2012 4:39:32 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: PAR

Good point. They substitute heat for light.


8 posted on 10/08/2012 4:39:31 PM PDT by buridan
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The NY Times.....the oily shill for the Democrat party.


9 posted on 10/08/2012 4:41:01 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Make no mistake, the NY Times is very worried about this election, and all hands are on deck.


10 posted on 10/08/2012 4:44:02 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Mr. Obama’s respectable record in world affairs

Bwaaaahhh!!!...pfffft!!!...haaaahaaaa!!!!
....what did you say mr. "reporter" ...respectable?
...Bwwaaaahhhhahaa!!!!
...the Vinage Media strikes again.

11 posted on 10/08/2012 4:44:23 PM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (I WILL be voting on November 6th to evict the current pResident.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Mr. Obama’s respectable record in world affairs

Bwaaaahhh!!!...pfffft!!!...haaaahaaaa!!!!
....what did you say mr. "reporter" ...respectable?
...Bwwaaaahhhhahaa!!!!
...the Vintage Media strikes again.

12 posted on 10/08/2012 4:44:41 PM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (I WILL be voting on November 6th to evict the current pResident.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
..."and at one point, he obliquely questioned, President Obama's patriotism"...
13 posted on 10/08/2012 4:44:47 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
even before he ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden."

3X vetoed by VJ aka B Wacky's Brain.

He can't even honestly bring that up.

14 posted on 10/08/2012 4:45:15 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

FUNYT


15 posted on 10/08/2012 4:46:17 PM PDT by ILS21R (The time is nigh.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The NY Times will never get it. Of course, all previous enemies of our country didn’t get it....... until we rained hell down on them.

Hey NYT, there is a very large storm cloud blowing your way...... it should arrive in about 29 days.


16 posted on 10/08/2012 4:52:06 PM 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: Oldeconomybuyer

The New York Times: hating the Jewish state for much longer than their current hero Barack HUSSEIN Obama (mmm mmm mmm).

What fantasy world does the editorial board of that bird cage liner live in? Do they think our world is a better place with the Kenyan Clown running foreign policy?

I s’pose if you live in Manhattan and don’t have to purchase gasoline for an automobile, and your food is supplied by a billionaire sugar daddy media conglomerate, then you don’t have to worry about the affairs of state and how they effect a person’s economic state. Such must be the world of the nimrods scribbling at the NY Slimes.

I didn’t get to hear all of Mitt’s speech but what I heard was good.


17 posted on 10/08/2012 4:53:23 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: PAR

“You’d think the “paper of record” would avoid childish insults. Pathetic.”

Snippy little brats, aren’t they?


18 posted on 10/08/2012 4:57:03 PM PDT by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: All

How’s your circulation going since you started sucking up to Obama, NYT????


19 posted on 10/08/2012 5:09:41 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

at one point, he obliquely questioned Mr. Obama’s patriotism.
___________________________________

While theres no need to question whether or not Willard is patriotic...

Hes not...

Hes a 2 time draft dodger...

People who love America dont go out of their way to avoid serving in the US military...

and then mock the troops ...

No patriotism there...

Dont want to serve our country ???

Fine...

But dont insult us by demanding to be CinC...

and thinking you can send my children and grandchildren into harms way while your own loser cowardly sons get to stay safe at home...

Tennessee Nana
US Veteran


20 posted on 10/08/2012 5:16:20 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Nothing new, they spewed the same crap about Reagan.


21 posted on 10/08/2012 5:27:59 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: originalbuckeye

You forgot the ROFLMAO alert!


22 posted on 10/08/2012 5:33:51 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Oweboma is not a patriot. There is nothing to question.
23 posted on 10/08/2012 5:47:44 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Romney is a draft dodger?


24 posted on 10/08/2012 5:50:17 PM PDT by PAR
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What is a New York Times?

And who gives a smelly Obama about whatever it is?


25 posted on 10/08/2012 5:59:51 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This from the paper which praised Stalin for starving the Kulacks in the Ukraine, blasted away at Chang Kai Check for his wife sleeping on silk sheets while saying nothing about the millions Mao killed, portraying Castro as a sympathetic character,hailing the Stalin-Hitler non aggression treaty as both invaded Poland.


26 posted on 10/08/2012 6:04:08 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (The best way to punish a - country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great para/p)
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To: Tennessee Nana

If I may say you are the most hateful person on FR. Before I even got to the bottom of your post to see who the author was, I knew. Nothing, nothing could ever allow you to display a level of reasonableness when it comes to Romney and, just as importantly, Mormons. You are an angry, angry person that NEVER adds to the conversation.


27 posted on 10/08/2012 6:06:56 PM PDT by torchthemummy (Calvin Coolidge - "Patriotism is looking out for yourself by looking out for your Country.")
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To: Tennessee Nana

Who are you voting for?


28 posted on 10/08/2012 6:07:05 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

At a time of great crisis for the United States of America, our President Obama ran to Las Vegas and hid while saying that his campaign workers are as brave as the Soldiers on patrol in Afghanistan.

“Hang yourself, brave Krilon, for we fought today at Arques AND YOU WERE NOT THERE.”


29 posted on 10/08/2012 6:53:20 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
It reads like a literary bowel movement.

LLS

30 posted on 10/08/2012 7:24:07 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This should say,”In search of answers FOR Romney”


31 posted on 10/09/2012 5:02:07 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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