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Obama camp knocks Romney’s ‘chest-pounding’ foreign policy
Yahoo! News ^ | Oct. 8, 2012 | Olivier Knox

Posted on 10/08/2012 4:45:44 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

KEENE, Calif.—President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and the White House defended his handling of world affairs from a scathing attack by Republican challenger Mitt Romney, arguing that the former Massachusetts governor is fond of "chest-pounding" and "saber-rattling."

"This is somebody who leads with chest-pounding rhetoric," campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters aboard Air Force One.

"He's surrounded himself with a number of people who were advisers to past President Bush, people who have used saber-rattling rhetoric when it comes to Syria and Iran," she said. "And that's something that we think the American people should take a look at."

But she also claimed that Romney's speech at the Virginia Military Institute aimed to "reboot" his foreign policy after a series of troubled attempts—notably a summertime overseas trip marred by verbal missteps.

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1 posted on 10/08/2012 4:45:48 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’ll take chest-pounding over bowing and boot licking any day.


2 posted on 10/08/2012 4:50:03 PM PDT by Maceman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dear Ms.Psaki,
At least Mitt has a chest to pound on...
T.


3 posted on 10/08/2012 4:50:06 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

better chest pounding than head bowing...


4 posted on 10/08/2012 4:50:37 PM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (I WILL be voting on November 6th to evict the current pResident.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Obama - No more dead Ambassadors!


5 posted on 10/08/2012 4:53:42 PM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Maceman
When it comes to the Islamofascists and their supports, I believe Blue Lancer has an idea even better than "chest pounding"...


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200 years from now, I want their children's children's children
to cower and cringe in fear whenever they hear the sounds of jet engines overhead
because their legends tell of fire from the sky.

I want them to hide in dark caves and holes in the earth,
shivering with terror whenever they hear the roar of diesel engines
because the tales of their ancestors talk about metal monsters
crawling over the earth, spitting death and destruction.

I want their mothers to be able to admonish them with
"If you don't behave, the Pale Destroyers will come for you",
and that will be enough to reduce them to quivering obedience.

I want the annihilation to be so complete that their mythology
will tell them of the day of judgment when the stern gods from across the sea
.. the powerful 'Mericans .. destroyed their forefathers' wickedness.

(Original created by BlueLancer ... 13 September 2001)

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Flame away at me, 0bama supporters ... "leading from behind" is another thing that is not working.

6 posted on 10/08/2012 4:54:44 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I pick chest pounding over rear end raising.


7 posted on 10/08/2012 4:55:27 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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8 posted on 10/08/2012 4:55:52 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Maceman

“...that’s something that we think the American people should take a look at.”

Yep...the American people SHOULD take a look at that....and pray that he get elected and take care of America...take care of American values....take care of the security and safety of America......


9 posted on 10/08/2012 4:56:24 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: AFPhys

Only one problem with the diesel engines reference to the M1A1 tanks. They are gas turbine powered.


10 posted on 10/08/2012 4:57:56 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Because groveling works so well.


11 posted on 10/08/2012 4:58:39 PM PDT by stop_fascism (Love your country, but never trust its government - R.A. Heinlein)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah in 1980 we had a chest pounder on one side and a kinder softer yutz n the other.....


12 posted on 10/08/2012 4:58:52 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Where was Obama when Ambassador Stevens was getting murdered?


13 posted on 10/08/2012 4:59:16 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Where was Obama when Ambassador Stevens was getting murdered?


14 posted on 10/08/2012 4:59:27 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Where was Obama when Ambassador Stevens was getting murdered?


15 posted on 10/08/2012 4:59:33 PM PDT by FreedBird
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To: AFPhys

not gonna flame you... I happen to agree with you. A glass factory in the middle east would be good


16 posted on 10/08/2012 5:00:47 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yep, more defensive rhetoric from the Obo clowns. Stay on offense Mitt! They have no idea.


17 posted on 10/08/2012 5:01:28 PM PDT by inkfarmer
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To: AFPhys

I agree. Thank you for your post.

If the muslims refuse to rein in their bad seeds, they should expect no quarter.


18 posted on 10/08/2012 5:01:28 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"chest-pounding" and "saber-rattling."

As opposed to bowing and apologizing?

19 posted on 10/08/2012 5:02:16 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Maceman
I’ll take chest-pounding over bowing and boot licking any day.

That illustrates the problem Obama has on every issue. For every criticism they level at Romney they open themselves up to comparison. The empty chair looks like a loser every time.

20 posted on 10/08/2012 5:03:55 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Nifster

little glass chunks would be a big seller on EBay.


21 posted on 10/08/2012 5:05:29 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: AFPhys; BlueLancer

If FR had a Like option, I’d give it.


22 posted on 10/08/2012 5:06:52 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They killed our ambassador! He represented every American!


23 posted on 10/08/2012 5:08:54 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

"OMG, I can't believe my lameazz parent -- singular -- made me wear this stupid shirt. Does s/he not realize I will be in debt for rest of my natural life, if Obamalamadingdong has his way????"

24 posted on 10/08/2012 5:11:14 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

25 posted on 10/08/2012 5:14:26 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction...”

Hmmm, was that Obama beating his chest?


26 posted on 10/08/2012 5:16:34 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: mazda77

Agreed ... but fortunately Blue Lancer did not specify “diesel engines of tanks” ... the US uses many diesels, still, and is likely to do so for a long time.

I would not dare change his verse. I am no wordsmith.


27 posted on 10/08/2012 5:22:37 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These are some very small people who attack the man because they can’t refute his positions. I have never seen so small a man hold the office of President.


28 posted on 10/08/2012 5:22:51 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Gator113

Where did the Romney haters go?


29 posted on 10/08/2012 5:55:14 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Did Obama give that speech himself or did he use his new Children's Television Workshop "Osama bin Laden Skull Muppet" handle it? "I'm dead and GM is alive".
30 posted on 10/08/2012 6:08:31 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Big Bird is a brood parasite: laid in our nest 43 years ago and we are still feeding him.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Works better than the “empty chair foreign policy”


31 posted on 10/08/2012 6:08:57 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama slept and American families wept!


32 posted on 10/08/2012 6:43:17 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With absolutely no effect.

LLS


33 posted on 10/08/2012 7:16:29 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: LibLieSlayer

“Obama camp knocks Romney’s ‘chest-pounding’ foreign policy”

With absolutely no effect. Sorry I left it out.

LLS


34 posted on 10/08/2012 7:19:18 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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