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Romney's brilliant foreign policy choice [ 2nd Former Reagan adviser to compare Mitt to Reagan ]
Fox News ^ | August 13 2012 | By K.T. McFarland

Posted on 08/13/2012 3:02:19 PM PDT by NoLibZone

No doubt the Obama administration is fast at work sharpening their knives to slice and dice Paul Ryan as lacking the foreign policy chops to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.

By choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate, Romney has made an inspired choice – on foreign policy grounds!

First, the greatest long-term national security threat the United States faces isn’t China, or Russia, or Al Qaeda. It’s our dwindling economic power. As former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mullin has said many times, “the single, biggest threat to our national security is our debt.”

I’ve worked for three presidents, and the best of them was Ronald Reagan. People used to say Reagan didn’t know enough about foreign affairs to be president. But he knew enough to win the Cold War without firing a shot, which all the diplomats, academics and experts before him had failed to do.

Reagan understood that America’s free market capitalism is the most powerful weapon in our arsenal. And he understood that before using it to defeat the Soviet Empire, he would have to bring it back to health. 2012 is shaping up to be 1980 all over again. Compare Obama’s “you didn’t build that” with Paul Ryan’s call to arms that “We won’t duck the tough issues...we will lead!

“We won’t blame others…we will take responsibility!

“We won’t replace our founding principles…we will reapply them!

By choosing Paul Ryan as his running mate, Romney has crossed the Rubicon into Reagan land. He has wedded himself to the Ryan budget and there is no turning back.

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


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; mittromeny; paultardsassemble; promitt; whenpaultardsattack

1 posted on 08/13/2012 3:02:34 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

Kathleen Troia “KT” McFarland (born on or around July 24, 1951) was the deputy assistant secretary of defense for public affairs at The Pentagon from 1982 to 1985 under President Ronald Reagan and speech writer to Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathleen_Troia_McFarland


2 posted on 08/13/2012 3:03:21 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Chosing Ryan = a choice between two dramatically divergent views of government spending & taxes.)
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To: NoLibZone
Gary Bauer:

"Like Reagan, Romney is a contrite convert, referring to his past support for Roe as his life’s “defining mistake.”

When challenged about his previous support for abortion in a Republican debate in December, he said “I changed my mind…I’m firmly pro-life…sometimes I’m wrong.”

Mitt Romney displays humility and gratitude in discussing his evolution on abortion. Skeptical pro-lifers should do the same in embracing him.

Former presidential candidate Gary Bauer is president of American Values and chairman of the Campaign for Working Families, and served for 8 years in the administration of President Ronald Reagan, including a stint as Reagan’s domestic policy adviser.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/06/19/mitt-romney-and-abortion-why-are-pro-lifers-still-questioning-convert/#ixzz23MxlZi4k

3 posted on 08/13/2012 3:05:48 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Chosing Ryan = a choice between two dramatically divergent views of government spending & taxes.)
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To: NoLibZone

If Romney is the new Ronald Reagan, then the new Ronald Reagan is the new Jimmy Carter, except he’s Mormon and has a Presidential looking chin.

As for the Ryan budget, it looks like Romney won’t even discuss it. And for the budget itself, it looks like it wasn’t as epically conservative as we all first assumed.


4 posted on 08/13/2012 3:05:57 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: NoLibZone

Romney is nothing like Reagan - nothing.
Unless, you like combed hair.


5 posted on 08/13/2012 3:06:16 PM PDT by roylene (Salvation the great Gift of Grace.)
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To: NoLibZone

“Mitt Romney displays humility and gratitude in discussing his evolution on abortion. Skeptical pro-lifers should do the same in embracing him.”


That’s a lie, since Romney has flipped from pro-choice to pro-life to pro-choice to pro-life again.


6 posted on 08/13/2012 3:07:09 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: NoLibZone

Rick Santorum, not a former Reagan advisor , also compared Mitt to Reagan:

http://youtu.be/cMy5J_UJw4U


7 posted on 08/13/2012 3:07:30 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Chosing Ryan = a choice between two dramatically divergent views of government spending & taxes.)
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To: NoLibZone

Reagan had two ears and Romney has two ears.
Reagan was the gipper and Romney is the flipper. Not only that but Reagan starts with an “R” and so does Romney.
Wow,they really are simular!


8 posted on 08/13/2012 3:12:03 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: NoLibZone
“the single, biggest threat to our national security is our debt.”

That's not going to change regardless of who gets elected in November. Neither Romney or Obama have any plan to make any meaningful dent in the deficit. Even if Romney gets his tax cuts passed and even if they work as expected it'll be a few years before revenue begins to grow. In the mean time trillion dollar deficits will continue.

9 posted on 08/13/2012 3:14:54 PM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: NoLibZone

She must’ve been quite the looker when she was younger.


10 posted on 08/13/2012 3:18:02 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: RaisingCain
I will use one of your like minded iberal sites to argue you are wrong:

The Conversion
How, when, and why Mitt Romney changed his mind on abortion.

"When you see the story in its full context, three things become clear. First, this was no flip-flop."

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/the_conversion/2012/02/mitt_romney_s_abortion_record_flip_flop_or_conversion_.html

11 posted on 08/13/2012 3:20:26 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Chosing Ryan = a choice between two dramatically divergent views of government spending & taxes.)
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To: NoLibZone

12 posted on 08/13/2012 3:22:22 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Chosing Ryan = a choice between two dramatically divergent views of government spending & taxes.)
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To: RaisingCain

A far, far bigger deal could be made of whatever faith Obama follows, because it sure doesn’t include the welfare of America as a whole.

Last I remember, Mormons don’t want to kill me.

Besides, my favorite author is a Mormon.


13 posted on 08/13/2012 3:22:37 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: roylene

LOL that’s good.


14 posted on 08/13/2012 3:25:02 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Leep

The articles are too long for you.

Sorry , they don’t fit on a bumper sticker like Ron Paul’s do.


15 posted on 08/13/2012 3:25:14 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Chosing Ryan = a choice between two dramatically divergent views of government spending & taxes.)
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To: roylene

So you feel that Gary Bauer and Rick Santorum are ignorant?


16 posted on 08/13/2012 3:26:49 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Chosing Ryan = a choice between two dramatically divergent views of government spending & taxes.)
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To: NoLibZone

No, Bauer and Santorum are correct Romney has good hair just like Reagan.


17 posted on 08/13/2012 3:40:01 PM PDT by roylene (Salvation the great Gift of Grace.)
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To: wastedyears

I like Battlestar Galactica as well.


18 posted on 08/13/2012 3:41:57 PM PDT by roylene (Salvation the great Gift of Grace.)
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To: NoLibZone

I thought that “Bark Alerts” were mandatory for such looney, BS, articles as this ...


19 posted on 08/13/2012 3:43:14 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: NoLibZone

Mitt Romney despised Reagan, and left the party when Reagan won the nomination, just like when he and his dad stormed off the convention floor to protest Goldwater winning that nomination.

Left the party, that is amazing.


20 posted on 08/13/2012 3:44:36 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: NoLibZone

What a hoot...Romney is about as close to Ronald Reagan as Nelson Rockefeller.


21 posted on 08/13/2012 3:45:08 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: NoLibZone

Santorum was ignorant when he endorsed removing pro-life from the republican party platform, and of course for his being a Romney and Specter man for all these years, and for thinking that Reagan was too far right for him, and for switching from pro-abortion to pro-life to run for office, just like Mitt did.


22 posted on 08/13/2012 3:50:36 PM PDT by ansel12 (Massachusetts Governors, where the GOP goes for it's "conservative" Presidential candidates.)
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To: NoLibZone; Jim Robinson; SoConPubbie

“As former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mullin has said many times, ‘the single, biggest threat to our national security is our debt.’”

Oh yes, the same Admiral Mullin that gave us open homosexuals in the military before he deserted. I’m certain Reagan would be for sodomites openly serving in the Armed Forces(NOT!) Mullin abused his position a CJCS to FORCE the Obama agenda of repealing DADT. He SOLD OUT the military. Using him as a reference is NOT wise.


23 posted on 08/13/2012 3:50:36 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: NoLibZone

Gary Bauer had the nerve to say that! Maybe he still has debt from his old presidential run and Romney has offered to help him with that.

Thank you so much for that link. Those lying POSs haven’t quit trying to prop up their gay loving baby murderer by smearing Reagan. Now they’ve got a new twist — align Romney’s questionable “conversion” with Reagan’s actual grief over what the dems did in California with abortion law he signed, hoping people will fooled into believing Romney really is pro-life.

Has Romney himself ever expressed any remorse, no not really. To this day he is nothing but all smiles and laughter about his baby Romneycare and all the murder of innocent children it has brought about.

When it comes to trying to pull the wool over conservatives eyes, to paraphrase a truly great man, “there they go again.”


24 posted on 08/13/2012 3:52:10 PM PDT by Waryone (Definition of insane: nominating the father of socialized medicine to replace socialized medicine)
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To: ansel12
just like when he and his dad stormed off the convention floor to protest Goldwater winning that nomination.

That's the dirty little secret about the moderates and their holier than thou talk about party unity. They flap their gums about compromise to get their guy elected but when the candidate is a conservative, all bets are off. The "moderates" are the true puritanical voters and they reserve their right to compromise with their friends on the left.

I could name a half dozen moderates who are in office because conservatives compromised off the top of my head. You'd be hard pressed to find a handful of conservatives in office with the help of moderates.
25 posted on 08/13/2012 3:56:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: roylene

Well I was referring to Orson Scott Card; should’ve said that.


26 posted on 08/13/2012 4:00:14 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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To: sf4dubya
From the article:

Romney and Netanyahu were co-workers 40 years ago, and have remained close friends. They “finish each other’s sentences.” A President Romney and Prime Minister Netanyahu don’t have to agree on everything, but they must have confidence in each other. Romney doesn’t need a vice president to tell him how to gain the Israeli prime minister’s confidence; he’s already got it.

27 posted on 08/13/2012 4:05:47 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: NoLibZone

“I will use one of your like minded iberal sites to argue you are wrong:
The Conversion
How, when, and why Mitt Romney changed his mind on abortion.

“When you see the story in its full context, three things become clear. First, this was no flip-flop.”

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/the_conversion/2012/02/mitt_romney_s_abortion_record_flip_flop_or_conversion_.html";


This is one of those “Who do you believe? Me or your lying eyes?” things that you Romneyphiles want us to embrace. Romney instituted 50 dollar abortions after his pro-life conversion, and actually he was pro-life before he went to pro-choice, and then pro-life again. Depends on the audience really.


28 posted on 08/13/2012 4:18:37 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: NoLibZone

“Rick Santorum, not a former Reagan advisor , also compared Mitt to Reagan:

http://youtu.be/cMy5J_UJw4U";


To be fair, Rick Santorum thought he would win on a platform of “God loves me the best” while helping Mitt trash the other conservatives in the race, while at the same time claiming to be “above it all” despite the ads he was running. Santorum is a liar and a good dog for the GOPe.


29 posted on 08/13/2012 4:20:34 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: SE Mom

November cannot come fast enough.


30 posted on 08/13/2012 5:01:59 PM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative)
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Please visit The 300 FReepers with a quick $50 for FR FReepathon Challenge Thread!!
Or donate here. Let's wrap this up.



31 posted on 08/13/2012 5:38:47 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: NoLibZone
mitt romney cannot even be sold as a small “c” conservative. Defining him as Reagan is absolute insanity.

LLS

32 posted on 08/13/2012 7:18:51 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for the Monkees)
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To: NoLibZone
Let me remind you that in February of 2009, Santorum was the first gop/e to state (along with michael steele) that, “The “Era of Reagan” is over. The electorate has moved further to the left. We have to embrace diversity and move further in the direction of the electorate”. I could vote for Santorum due to his pro life stance... but he has no credibility with me when it comes to Reagan or Conservatism.

LLS

33 posted on 08/13/2012 7:25:42 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for the Monkees)
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To: NoLibZone
The most important PRO-LIFE group not supporting romney: Free Republic
34 posted on 08/13/2012 7:30:02 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for the Monkees)
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To: ansel12

“I was NEVER part of the Reagan Revolution. I never believed in it”. mitt romney


35 posted on 08/13/2012 7:37:27 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for the Monkees)
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To: RaisingCain
WHEN you see this video of the man himself and in his own words and why... you will KNOW the truth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgBdU7M3Y20&feature=related

LLS

36 posted on 08/13/2012 7:46:06 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for the Monkees)
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To: NoLibZone

“I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” - Genesis 12:3

I will gather all nations and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will enter into judgment against them concerning my inheritance, my people Israel, for they scattered my people among the nations and divided up my land. - Joel 3:2

Look around. As we become more and more anti-Israel, how’s it working out for us?


37 posted on 08/13/2012 7:56:01 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: NoLibZone

Well, hell, if Obama can be Lincoln even though they’re polar opposites, I don’t see why Romney can’t compare himself to Reagan. Why not do Obama one better and be Roosevelt?


38 posted on 08/13/2012 7:59:55 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: NoLibZone

Reagan never said anything like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OQoBxZZPqU&feature=player_embedded


39 posted on 08/13/2012 8:03:44 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
“Why not do Obama one better and be Roosevelt?”

Which Roosevelt? fdr or Elanor?

LLS

40 posted on 08/13/2012 8:28:52 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for the Monkees)
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To: NoLibZone

The articles are too long for you.

Sorry , they don’t fit on a bumper sticker like Ron Paul’s do.


Yep, to long.

I don’t know bumper stickers can convey a lot.

Bumper sticker: Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Whereas, Obama can talk for, what seems like, non-stop for 3 plus years and say very little.

Fact,is Romeny himself said he was no Reagan. Did he take it back?
Thats not even going into all his extreme liberal positions while Governor.

Ron Paul?


41 posted on 08/14/2012 1:46:56 PM PDT by Leep (I'm a Chic-Fil--A-merican)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Looks like Jim rob disagrees with you.


42 posted on 08/20/2012 9:48:46 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Chosing Ryan = a choice between two dramatically divergent views of government spending & taxes.)
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To: NoLibZone; Jim Robinson; onyx
“Looks like Jim rob disagrees with you.”

He didn't when he posted that. What are you going to do... keep attacking Conservatives that disagree with you?

I am seeing attacks and preening and gloating from rombots, in return for your personal decision to vote for romney. Are we Conservatives now persona non grata on FR? Jim, do you embrace the attack and harassment of those that were behind you when you were steadfast against romney? Should I leave now and not return? Is it open season on those of us that cannot support willard. Just say the word... one way or the other... this crap needs to either be condoned or you need to come out and respect those of us that cannot get to where you are.

LLS

43 posted on 08/21/2012 5:20:45 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Sarah speaking at the romney convention would be like Led Zeppelin opening for The Monkees)
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To: NoLibZone; LibLieSlayer; Jim Robinson
NoLibZone wrote, "Looks like Jim rob disagrees with you.”

Thanks for the ping, LLS.

Knock that crap off right now, NoLibZone! It's NEVER going to be open season on those of us who are NOT yet behind Romney, and might not eVER be, so get that fact through your head!

Our valiant TEA Party patriot candidates are not on our ticket. I remain praying for not just “a” miracle, but for several miracles, and I know you’re praying too, dearest LLS.

Somehow, some way, I know our good Lord and Savior will help us save our Republic. I’m certain Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and mighty TEA Patriot others will be heard on many crucial issues. In fact, I've just read that GOP Platform Committee passed a very strict pro-life, anti-abortion platform, FWIW. I hope Romney will be forced to live up to it. Perhaps VP Pau Ryan is one of our miracles. DRO keeps telling me he is and he prays as much, and likely more than I do, and I pray almost non-stop.
44 posted on 08/21/2012 3:24:28 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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