Skip to comments.Obama's contemptuous, insulting and factually incorrect comment about Romney's US Navy plan
Posted on 10/23/2012 8:04:26 AM PDT by Jeff Head
President Obama made a very contemptuous, snide comment to Mitt Romney at the foriegn policy debate on October 22, 2012. It involved Romney's plan to increase the size of the US Navy to over 312 ships.
I have read this plan and it is very detailed and it is in repsone to the US Navy leadership indicating that it needed 350 ships to meet its needs.
Obama had used the same arguement, that the Militray requested it, to defend his own miltary plans. His plans were included in a budget that received the destinction of being the most bi-partisn budget ever presented to congress in that it was voted against by 100% of the House and Senate...twice. That's right, not one single representative, Republican or Democrat, voted for the President's budget...and that budget did not address the US Navy requests at all.
President Obama knew all of this when he made the snide, contemptuous and lecturing statment that Governor Romnmey needed to study the US Military more because numbers of assetts is not important in a modern era, saying that we dont have horses or bayonettes any more, but we do have aircraft carriers and nuclear submarines that go beneath the surface, implying that Romney was somehow not "up to speed" on those facts.
Actually, what Obama's sophmoric diatrebe did was reveal his own lack of knoweldge with respect to military matters. For instance, does Obama not know that our Special Forces, in working with the Northern Alliance fought from horse back to defeat the Taliban? Does Obama not know that bayonettes to this day are a continuing and necessary staple for the US Marines and US Army should the need arise, God forbid, for close-in hand to hand fighting? We still have and need those things when necessary, Mr. President, despite your snide remarks.
The fact is, Mitt Romney's plan for the US Navy's future includes the necessary improvements to, acquisition of, and maintenance of our carrier and submarine forces. In addition, his plan is a very detailed plan that meets all of the US Navy needs as requested by the US Navy leadership and planners.
Apparently Obama feels that only he can propose plans that meet the military needs...but his plans were 100% rejected by the US House and Senate...twice.
I happen to know something about the US Navy and the challenges it faces now, and over the next twenty years. I worked during a good part of my career in the defense industry working as a designer and engineer on US Navy acquisitions. My father was a combat veteran US Navy Officer in the PTO (does Barack Obama even know what the "PTO" stands for?) in World War II and then in the naval reserves after the war until the mid 1950s. His entire career was dedicated to designing naval aircarft and missile systems for 48 years at Vought Aeronautics. My son-in-law is career navy. I am a member of the US Naval Institute and have studied US Naval affairs for the last twenty years and written of it often, and particularly for the last 10 years have studied the unprecedented rise of the Chinese Navy, the People's Liberation Army Navy or PLAN.
THE RISING SEA DRAGON IN ASIA
The Chinese are using our trade imbalance to fund the building of a modern, blue water Navy. There is only one sea power on earth their growing navy is meant to challenge and that is us. They have grown their naval strength both qualitatively and quantitatively by 84% over the last ten years. We have shrunk ours by 14%. This is the reality that Mitt Romney is addressing
The level of insult and contempt in a presidential debate by President Obama is almost unprecedented. It underscores the point that President Obama has no acceptable plan, and reveals his anger over his inability to produce one, while Mitt Romney has produced a very viable and detailed plan for the US Navy for the future.
All Americans need to know the truth about what happened on that stage Monday night, October 22, 2012. Romney's plan for the US Navy was not a "game of battleship." it was not something "the military had no asked for," and it was not a throw back to 100 years ago. Please pass this around to as many individuals as you can.
Here is a link to the interview of the Romney staff regaring Mitt Romney's plan for the US Navy proposed.
ROMNEY'S PLAN FOR THE GROWTH & MAINTENANCE OF THE US NAVY
Again Mitt Romney's plan for the US Navy is measured, knoweldgable, and will be effective for the growth and maintenance of the US Navy to meet the continuing and rising challenges it faces. Please make sure your friends and neighbors know about this and right the wrong that was perpetrated at the debate by President Obama who seems intent on weakening the US Military posture around the world as a way of trying to make nice with adversaries and enemies who wish us all harm. That level of appeasement has never workled, and it will not work now. If we fail to learn from history, we will be almost assured of repeating it.
Nice to see two of my favs on the same thread.
What’s going on?
At this moment, we are getting a backlash from some huricane making its way up the Atlanic.
I love it.
If it were not for these rains, Central America and parts of South America would be another Sahara.
We get 9 months of rain a year with 3 months of dry season (Jan through Mar). I dread those 3 months of dry season. The grass turns brown and everything is too warm. I can’t stand it.
Everything is going swimmingly here.
Panama City is under a tremendous transformation...new roads and an underground subway system not to mention the widening of the Canal and more.
Colon City, on the Atlantic side, Panama Juan’s birth place, has been rioting for a few days. The political opposition is trying to make trouble for President Martineli, who has been a good president; and they have all their dumb cannon fodder out front getting hurt and killed.
Martineli is not worried about it. He flew to Japan. Good for him
Sure, who needs that old navy anyway?
200 should be plenty.
For one destroyer, thousands could get food stamps.
That would be great and everyone would enjoy it.
The next one is coming up in June I believe.
Love the travelogue—I get to learn more about Panama that way.
Keep praying for us here—that we give Obama his walking papers two weeks from tonight!
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