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Romney endorses Obama’s policies.
Posted: 24 October 2012 04:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]
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This was a rehearsed talking point, and it suggests that President Obama thinks that al Qaeda is the greatest geopolitical threat to the United States despite the fact that al Qaeda is not a geopolitical entity (unless you buy Occam’s explanation, which makes absolutely every social structure located someplace in the universe a “geopolitical entity”).  Geopolitical entities are political structures that control territory, like nations, provinces and cities.  The city of AlQaedaville is a geopolitical entity.  Except it doesn’t exist.  If AlQaedaville existed then Commander in Chief Obama would destroy it and then remind us of it every other speech (if there was an election coming up).

Of course this is a rehearsed talking point; the mere fact that YOU bring it up is a rehearsed talking point! Everyman doesn’t care if the textbook definition is a carefully crafted spin. It’s done for debate purposes only. You’re well aware of the use of these debate tricks as you’re using them now. You also know that Obama and his advisors created these points to humiliate Romney, just as he has done both physically and verbally to Obama in the last two debates. It’s a quick trip to Factcheck and the other sites to read the hype. So what? Remember Romneys cheap shot concerning Obama’s “apology” tour? Not true but everyman rep. lapped it up. Damn that muslim for apologizing to our enemies! If there was an ALQuaedaville Obama would send in the 10th Mountain div. or a few drones and the World would have a few weeks of peace. So we can call the terrorists Omnipolitical. That satisfy you? Russia is a red herring, pardon the pun and geopolitical is just a talking point.


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Posted: 24 October 2012 11:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]
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I think that Romney’s taking almost all of Obama’s policies, presenting them as his own, and saying that they should have been pursued more effectively, was the best tactic that he had.  When Romney’s policies have not been in accord with Obama’s, Romney has been proved wrong, by the course of events, such as Romney’s criticisms during the Lybian revolution.

I also suspect that Romney simply doesn’t have the expertise or the advisors to come up with better policies in the areas of international affairs and acting as Commander in Chief.

One policy that Romney actively differed with Obama, was in increasing military spending, for more ships, etc.

The one policy that Romney, conspicuously, I think, avoided talking about at all, was our duty to take care of our returning veterans.

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