Skip to comments.Spain quip adds to Romney's foreign policy trouble (3 bag barf alert)
Posted on 10/07/2012 10:19:39 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
WASHINGTONIf Mitt Romney becomes president, he might need a crash course in Diplomacy 101. He irritated Britons and Palestinians during a summer tour abroad and has declared Russia to be America's No. 1 geopolitical foe. Just last week, the Republican candidate, who plans a foreign policy speech Monday, raised eyebrows in Spain by holding it up as a prime example of government spending run amok.
That left Spaniards confused, and threatened to reinforce Romney's perceived handicap in international affairs, precisely at a time when lingering questions over the Sept. 11 attacks against the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has President Barack Obama on the defensive.
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How can you irritate the consistently irritated?
I don't remember hearing about Barack the Kenyan taking this course so why would Romney have to take it?
We are going to do the same thing in November.
Yes Bradley, crushing government debt, a broken and bankrupt financial system, 25% unemployment, a secession crisis and riots in the streets are all things that we should strive to emulate.
So let’s give Barry another 4, shall we?
Because he hasn’t done enough damage already.
Mitt finally injects some truth into foreign policy and the wonks go hyper.
Bradley, would you please explain President Soetoro’s foreigb policy accumen and how it relates to recent events in Benghazi.
As much as Osama's return of the Churchill bust?
*That* makes me even *more* likely to vote for him.
However, the Congress has....oh, never mind, that's only the Law of the land.
So AP doing its best for Zero, and that amounts to almost the same.
You put your finger on a sore spot there. That is one of the really big problems for the "establishment" these days. Thanks to the net it is easy to check if ones memory was right after all.
Telling the truth is bad?
Only to lefties.
Austerity pulling plug on Europe’s green subsidies
The Spanish and Germans are doing it. So are the French. The British might have to do it. Austerity-whacked Europe is rolling back subsidies for renewable energy as economic sanity makes a tentative comeback. Green energy is becoming unaffordable and may cost as many jobs as it creates. But the real victims are the investors who bought into the dream of endless, clean energy financed by the taxpayer. They forgot that governments often change their minds.
Spain is famous for its housing bubble, whose bursting drove the national unemployment rate to 20 per cent-plus. Less well known is the renewable energy bubble, inflated by a government bent on shaking down the taxpayer to subsidize clean energy a social program disguised as a politically correct industrial program.
It worked. Sunny Spain became the worlds top solar power producer. Since 2002, about 23-billion has been invested in Spains photovoltaic (PV) industry, which sucked up 2.7-billion in subsidies in 2009 alone, or more than 40 per cent of the freebies doled out to the countrys entire renewables sector.
When the Spanish economy went into the toilet in 2008 and 2009, austerity measures were put into place. At first, it appeared the solar industry would be spared the worst of the cutbacks. That changed a bit, but only a bit, in November, when a royal decree reduced tariffs by up to 45 per cent on new PV plants; existing plants would remain untouched. Then whammo! a new royal decree landed with a thud just before Christmas.
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