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Criticism of Romney defies logic



Published: Thu, September 27, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Criticism of Romney defies logic

Apparently, Mitt Romney is not qualified to be president because of his response to the US Egyptian embassy’s statements prior to and just after the 9/11 attack on the embassy or so said a Sept. 18 letter to the editor. I miss the logic. If anything, recent events demonstrate President Obama’s foreign policy failures.

According to the time line published in the New York Times, our Egyptian embassy issued it’s original statement condemning a US citizen’s First Amendment free speech rights, “We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal rights of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others,” prior to the attack on the embassy. Approximately 12 hours later and after the attack on the Libyan embassy, the embassy tweeted “This morning’s condemnation (issued before protest began) still stands. As does our condemnation of unjustified breach of the Embassy.” This tweet was later deleted.

Four hours later Secretary of State Clinton issued a statement condemning the embassy attacks and the video allegedly responsible for the attacks. The 9/11 connection eluded the Secretary I suppose even though the video in question was released in July 2012.

Within minutes of the Secretary’s statement Politico reported the Obama administration disavowed the embassy statements. Gov. Romney issued his statement after the disavowal. “It’s disgraceful that the Obama administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

Our Egyptian embassy represents us and the administration and the embassy did stand by their original statement. Secretary Clinton did condemn the attacks but only after deploring an “effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.”

Gov. Romney wasn’t off base with his comments. The administration’s responses to the attacks in Libya and Egypt should have condemned the attackers exclusively and forcefully. There are no excuses for the attacks.

Gov. Romney is criticized for his comment while the president is embroiled in the crisis, but what does the president do? He jets off to Las Vegas for a fund raising event. Gotta keep things in perspective you know.

Robert Voytilla, Hubbard


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1UNCOMMONSENSE(394 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

According to the candidate's actions, if you visit a foreign country, you are qualified in foreign policy. Remember, President Obama 1, Bin Laden 0. That is the foreign policy that counts.

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2USMC1970(1 comment)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

President Obama sympathized with the terrorists? I never heard him do that and the audacity of any candidate to use this event as political fodder is beneath contempt.

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3cambridge(3107 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

How can he type trying to see through that little hole where his head is stuck.

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4IslandMike(757 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

The Tax Cheating Mitt-Flopper defies logic.

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5jojuggie(1485 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

I would rather have a flopper in the White House than a LIAR.

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6jojuggie(1485 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

GOT TO SEE THIS

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=...

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7Rockyroad(149 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Robert, Bobby...c'mon man!!! Do you see the irony in your title "defies logic"? That perfectly describes your premise. If Obama sneezes you right-wingers claim he caused a hurricane. The "logical" people in this world know that Obama is a steady hand and Romney is a guy who couldn't even go to the Olympics without insulting all of England. The Middle East is evolving and there will be two steps forward and one back. All the more reason to have an insightful person in office. I've never seen a person quite like Romney; supposedly intelligent but his campaign and his gaffes show him to be ill-equipped for office. Mitt is Unfitt. Robert, you'd be advised to sign up for a class in Logic at YSU. You'll write better letters and make better decisions.

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8jojuggie(1485 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

I'll bet that IM didn't realize that in 2004 John Kerry's income tax rate was very low because he filed jointly with his wife who had multi - multi - millions in capital gains income. In fact, the Kerry tax rate was lower than Romneys.

Kerry's wife is an heir to the Heinz fortune and is very very wealthy, but this was a non issue when Kerry ran for president.

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9jojuggie(1485 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Hey Rocky Road, the following is your steady hand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=...


God Bless America!

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God Bless America!

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10jojuggie(1485 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Roberts post was RIGHT ON.

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11jojuggie(1485 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

I'll probably be condemed by Rocky Road because I forgot the apostrophe in Roberts.

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12jojuggie(1485 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago


Paradoxical Quote of The Day From Ben Stein:
"Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen."
Now add this, "Many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens."
Think about it when you vote in November !

Ed D.

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13jojuggie(1485 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

This is 1 of the 47% ers that Romney talked about.

LARMONDO "FLAIR" ALLEN

His Companion: Kawanner Armstrong
His Sons : Christian Allen
Kwan Allen
Larmondo Allen, Jr.

His Daughters: Deidra Allen
Larmenshell Allen
Lamonshea Allen
Larmomdriel Allen
Larmerja Allen
Korevell Allen

AT AGE 25 - He had 9 Children.
His Father: Burnell Thompson
His Mother: Esther Allen
His Stepfather: Bruce Gordy

His Brothers: Burnell Thompson
Edgar Thompson
Wil Willis
Danta Edwards
Reshe Edwards
Mattnell Allen
Burnell Allen
Lester Allen

His Sisters: Shannail Craig
Lekiksha Thompson
Gwendolyn Carter
Jessica Willis
Katina Gordy

Grandparents: Delors Allen
J.C. Allen
Anna Laura Thompson
Will Thompson

GOT THE ABOVE ALL STRAIGHT?
********************
NOW, THE REST OF THE STORY
He was 25 and had 3 sons and 6 daughters.
NINE welfare recipients collecting$950 each.....
That equals $8,550 a month !!! Now add Food Stamps,
Free medical, Free school lunches, and on and on
Do the math... $102,000+ /year.
Anyone out there, sittin' on their butt while reading this e-mail, making
A HUNDRED GRAND doing nothing?

Now that, to me, is a real Entrepreneur.
(ALSO, BECAUSE OF THEIR FATHERS DEATH, ALL OF THE KIDS WILL COLLECT
SOCIAL SECURITY UNTIL THEY ARE 18)
EVEN BETTER...IF "FLAIR'S"
THIRTEEN BROTHERS & SISTERS
FOLLOWED HIS ENTREPRENEURIAL
STRATEGY--THAT'S AN ADDITIONAL
$1.3 MILLION PER YEAR
BUT WAIT...THERE'SMORE!
IF ALL THIRTEEN BROTHERS AND SISTERS CAN
DUPLICATE HIS FEAT OF 9 WELFARE STRATEGISTS
THAT BREEDS 117 NEW RECIPIENTS COLLECTING $100,000/YR!!....OR AN ADDITIONAL
$11,700,000 PER YEAR... and
THAT'S ONE FAMILY
(And demands 100% the Taxes Paid by 1,000avg. taxpayers)

And THAT is why this once great country is
BANKRUPT!!
ANY QUESTIONS?



ARE YOU MAD YET?

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14jojuggie(1485 comments)posted 2 years, 2 months ago

Judging from the media coverage, you might think that our economy was improving. You’d be wrong.

The truth is that the slowest recovery on record appears destined to set even more records for slow growth. That’s not good news for President Obama. And more bad economic news hit him this past week. Here's a short list of indicators:

-- Slow GDP growth: GDP rose at an annual rate of just 1.25% during April through June, barely keeping up with the growth in population. The economy has been getting slower and slower since the end of last year.

-- Durable goods orders plunged 13.2 percent in August.

-- Median household income has actually fallen. Income has dropped from $53,718 to $50,678 since the “recovery” started in June 2009.

Despite all this, the news media has been uncharacteristically cheerful the last couple of months. Take some of the newspaper headlines from August, when the unemployment rate had gone up again for the second time in three months, rising from 8.2 to 8.3 percent. The Wall Street Journal headline read: “Job Gains Spark Stock Rally.” The New York Times reported: “Hiring Picks Up in July, but Data Gives No Clear Signal.”

These headlines can’t truly be labeled “dishonest,” but they are misleading. Initial job growth was reported to be 163,000 (later revised downward to 141,000), but the working age population had grown by 198,000.

The media decided to emphasize the small grain of positive news that they could find in the report which was the slight uptick in jobs.

But the press isn’t always so consistent. You won't be surprised to learn that when there is a Democratic president in the White House, the media tend to view things in a positive light. When Republicans are at the helm, they are more negative.

Kevin Hassett at the American Enterprise Institute and I recently studied newspaper headlines from 1985 to 2004. We looked at the percentage of newspaper headlines that were positive when new economic numbers were released. For example, after accounting for the unemployment rate and new jobs and whether those numbers were increasing or decreasing, we looked at the percentage of newspaper headlines for those stories that could be classified as positive, negative, neutral or mixed.

Here's what we found: For the top 10 largest newspaper, for the same types of unemployment news, the headlines were 15 to 16 percent more positive when a Democrat was president.

Today, it appears that the mainstream press is particularly eager to support President Obama. They are bending over backwards to spin the economic numbers in a positive way.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/1...

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