Romney hits White House on defense cuts, intel leaks

posted at 5:21 pm on July 24, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Following a not-what-I-would-call-tough act by President Obama at the same venue yesterday, Mitt Romney spoke to the Veterans of Foreign Wars conference in Reno, Nevada today. The idea was to frame his overarching foreign-policy stances before jetting off to London for an international campaign swing (which, for some reason unbeknownst to me, Team Obama demands needs to be more than ‘one long fundraiser and photo op’ — yeah, okay guys), and he definitely took the opportunity to pounce on the security leaks coming out of the White House and the military’s coming automatic defense cuts.

Full transcript here, and here are some highlights:

I am an unapologetic believer in the greatness of this country. I am not ashamed of American power. I take pride that throughout history our power has brought justice where there was tyranny, peace where there was conflict, and hope where there was affliction and despair. I do not view America as just one more point on the strategic map, one more power to be balanced. I believe our country is the greatest force for good the world has ever known, and that our influence is needed as much now as ever. And I am guided by one overwhelming conviction and passion: This century must be an American Century. …

Today, we are just months away from an arbitrary, across-the-board budget reduction that would saddle the military with a trillion dollars in cuts, severely shrink our force structure, and impair our ability to meet and deter threats. Don’t bother trying to find a serious military rationale behind any of this, unless that rationale is wishful thinking. Strategy is not driving President Obama’s massive defense cuts. In fact, his own Secretary of Defense warned that these reductions would be “devastating.” And he is right. …

This is not the time for the President’s radical cuts in the military. Look around the globe. Other major powers are rapidly adding to their military capabilities, some with intentions very different from ours. The regime in Tehran is drawing closer to developing a nuclear weapon. The threat of radical Islamic terrorism persists. The threat of weapons of mass destruction proliferation is ever-present. And we are still at war and still have uniformed men and women in conflict. …

All this and more is ongoing in the world. And yet the President has chosen this moment for wholesale reductions in the nation’s military capacity. When the biggest announcement in his last State of the Union address on improving our military was that the Pentagon will start using more clean energy – then you know it’s time for a change. …

Exactly who in the White House betrayed these secrets? Did a superior authorize it? These are things that Americans are entitled to know – and they are entitled to know right now. If the President believes – as he said last week – that the buck stops with him, then he owes all Americans a full and prompt accounting of the facts.

And let me make this very clear: These events make the decision we face in November all the more important. What kind of White House would reveal classified material for political gain? I’ll tell you right now: Mine won’t.

Interestingly, Obama also spoke about the coming defense cuts in his speech yesterday, but with a rather different approach. According to President Obama’s logic, Republicans’ opposition to tax hikes on the wealthiest earners is going to hurt the military, because not supporting said tax hikes would exacerbate the deficit, and the deficit in turn is one of the greatest threats to our military and our national security… or something. His unrivaled ability to bring class warfare and proven non-solutions into everything just has my head spinning.

Obama used his address to suggest Republicans’ call for tax cuts could end up hurting the Pentagon — by exacerbating the deficit, in turn allowing automatic spending cuts to kick in as the only way to start closing that deficit. The president, though, said this can all be avoided.

“People in Congress ought to be able to come together and agree on a plan, a balanced approach that reduces the deficit and keeps our military strong,” he said at the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ 113th annual national convention in Reno, Nev. “And there are a number of Republicans in Congress who don’t want you to know that most of them voted for these cuts. Now they’re trying to wriggle out of what they agreed to.

“Instead of making tough choices to reduce the deficit, they’d rather protect tax cuts for some of the wealthiest Americans, even if it risks big cuts in our military. And I’ve got to tell you, VFW, I disagree.”


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Exactly who in the White House betrayed these secrets? Did a superior authorize it? These are things that Americans are entitled to know – and they are entitled to know right now. If the President believes – as he said last week – that the buck stops with him, then he owes all Americans a full and prompt accounting of the facts.

Crucify this admin, trust me the msm will wail and you will lop 2-3 points off his polling.

rob verdi on July 24, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Call it what is, acts of treason for political gain.

rob verdi on July 24, 2012 at 5:24 PM

His unrivaled ability to bring class warfare and proven non-solutions into everything just has my head spinning.

When you’re a hammer (or sickle) every problem is nail.

gwelf on July 24, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Great speech by Romney, my enthusiasm level went up a little and this time not because of my disdain for Obama.

gsherin on July 24, 2012 at 5:25 PM

Is he implying that we are no longer the strongest nation on earth? Is he implying that there is some other nation that could become more powerful in the next four years? If so, is he a moron?

ernesto on July 24, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Mitt Romney:

More of the same.

Dante on July 24, 2012 at 5:27 PM

No sacred cows in the budget.

mythicknight on July 24, 2012 at 5:27 PM

This is already posted here. Why the repeat?

DannoJyd on July 24, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Is he implying that we are no longer the strongest nation on earth? Is he implying that there is some other nation that could become more powerful in the next four years? If so, is he a moron?

ernesto on July 24, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Yes, Obama has implied all of that, congrats on noticing.

Erich66 on July 24, 2012 at 5:29 PM

If only Republicans in Congress could prove that they’re from Russia or Iran, then maybe Obama would be more “flexible.” Foreigners, he bows to. It’s Americans that make him stubborn.

RBMN on July 24, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Yep, Obama, that’s what it’s all about. We just want to protect the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. We don’t care about anything else. Nothing. Nada. Zip. It’s all about protecting the tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans. You should see the way I danced and cheered when Warren Buffett refused to pay a billion in taxes. Woo-hoo!

John the Libertarian on July 24, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Dave Rywall will complain about it.

Schadenfreude on July 24, 2012 at 5:29 PM

is mittens saying that the defense budget shouldn’t be cut at all? where does he stand? (e.g., why do we still need bases/troops in Germany?)

Pragmatic on July 24, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Hey Gov Romney, if you want our vote, ask McCain and Rubio and Brown etc to STOP attacking Michelle Bachmann , OK ?

burrata on July 24, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Mitt Romney:

More of the same.

Dante on July 24, 2012 at 5:27 PM

And the jug-eared Kenyan lecturing about the need to punish the successful with business-killing taxation is new? Bleating about the need for a balanced approach (i.e. higher taxes with virtually no impact on entitlement programs) is breaking new ground?

I know you hate Romney but you could try a little harder to at least be intellectually honest in your spite-filled hate.

Happy Nomad on July 24, 2012 at 5:32 PM

National security leaks = Executive Privilege

crash72 on July 24, 2012 at 5:33 PM

The saddest fact is who will ever provide us with critical intelligence again after the betrayal of the Pakistani Doctor.
KEEP PUNCHING MITT!!!!!!!!

Natebo on July 24, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Mitt Romney:

More of the same.

Dante on July 24, 2012 at 5:27 PM

how so very true (….and maybe even worse) I don’t want a guy who vacationed in a palace in France instead serving his country in the military at the helm (thanks but no thanks!)

Pragmatic on July 24, 2012 at 5:33 PM

I’m waiting for yeastyvirginia to enlighten us about the magnificent Hussein !!

burrata on July 24, 2012 at 5:34 PM

The saddest fact is who will ever provide us with critical intelligence again after the betrayal of the Pakistani Doctor.
KEEP PUNCHING MITT!!!!!!!!

Natebo on July 24, 2012 at 5:33 PM

With what? Mittens?

Pragmatic on July 24, 2012 at 5:34 PM

is mittens saying that the defense budget shouldn’t be cut at all? where does he stand? (e.g., why do we still need bases/troops in Germany?)

Pragmatic on July 24, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Because we still have troops in Afghanistan. Because we have made promises to NATO. Because having troops stationed in Germany, Korea, and all the other places we have overseas posts is as much in our national interest and security as stupid ideas like becoming isolationalists vis-a-vis the Ron Paul morons.

Happy Nomad on July 24, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Is he implying that we are no longer the strongest nation on earth? Is he implying that there is some other nation that could become more powerful in the next four years? If so, is he a moron?

ernesto on July 24, 2012 at 5:26 PM

China is predicted to become the largest economy within 4 years. We’ll be fully funding their military by debt interest payments before the decade is out.

gwelf on July 24, 2012 at 5:35 PM

The idea was to frame his overarching foreign-policy stances before jetting off to London for an international campaign swing (which, for some reason unbeknownst to me, Team Obama demands needs to be more than ‘one long fundraiser and photo op’ — yeah, okay guys

Ahhh…… speaking of fundraising. Here’s the latest one from team Barf:

Wish Barack a happy birthday, face to face.

Chip in today, and you’ll be automatically entered for the chance to join President Obama for his birthday celebration—airfare and hotel are on us.

https://contribute.barackobama.com/donation/baracks-birthday/07/ofa-sk-alt-1.html?source=em12_20120723_ofa_nd&utm_medium=email&utm_source=obama&utm_campaign=em12_20120723_ofa_nd&amounts=15|25|50|100|250|500|1000

Pony up, chumps!

Cody1991 on July 24, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I know you hate Romney but you could try a little harder to at least be intellectually honest in your spite-filled hate.

Happy Nomad on July 24, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Wouldn’t Mitt be better off if we tried to get more people involved in this election cycle? Maybe calling for more grass roots volunteers is a way to get Romney elected.

Just a thought.

DannoJyd on July 24, 2012 at 5:36 PM

“Instead of making tough choices to reduce the deficit, they’d rather protect tax cuts for some of the wealthiest Americans, even if it risks big cuts in our military. And I’ve got to tell you, VFW, I disagree.”

…Oh yeah!…JugEars has been making tough choices to reduce the deficit, and he would never lie…never never never!
He’s going to cut the deficit in half or something!

KOOLAID2 on July 24, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Strategy is not driving President Obama’s massive defense cuts. In fact, his own Secretary of Defense warned that these reductions would be “devastating.” And he is right. …

Nice internal slam. Pit the fools against each other!

hillsoftx on July 24, 2012 at 5:37 PM

His unrivaled ability to bring class warfare and proven non-solutions into everything just has my head spinning.

Obama is the Rube Goldberg of politics…for those of you too young to remember…here

Republicans’ opposition to tax hikes on the wealthiest earners is going to hurt the military, because not supporting said tax hikes would exacerbate the deficit, and the deficit in turn is one of the greatest threats to our military and our national security… or something

right2bright on July 24, 2012 at 5:37 PM

ernesto on July 24, 2012 at 5:26 PM

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL..
gasp, gulp
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

pambi on July 24, 2012 at 5:37 PM

I don’t want a guy who vacationed in a palace in France instead serving his country in the military at the helm (thanks but no thanks!)

Pragmatic on July 24, 2012 at 5:33 PM

But keeping a President who never served his country, refuses to release his college transcripts, has never had a real job, and has bankrupt the nation is okay. Gotcha- You are an idiot.

Michelle Malkin summed it up perfectly. Romney supporters sign the front of checks. Obama supporters sign the backs. I’m guessing that you are one of the takers who resent anybody who isn’t living the same dependent lifestyle that you do.

Happy Nomad on July 24, 2012 at 5:38 PM

And the jug-eared Kenyan lecturing about the need to punish the successful with business-killing taxation is new? Bleating about the need for a balanced approach (i.e. higher taxes with virtually no impact on entitlement programs) is breaking new ground?

I know you hate Romney but you could try a little harder to at least be intellectually honest in your spite-filled hate.

Happy Nomad on July 24, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Irony.

Dante on July 24, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Exactly who in the White House betrayed these secrets?

I’d look for someone who would take credit for something (the result in Iraq) when he in fact opposed the very initiative (The Surge) which produced that result.

Someone who is both dishonest and pathetic.

BTW, another good speech by Mitt.

Basilsbest on July 24, 2012 at 5:39 PM

No sacred cows in the budget.

mythicknight on July 24, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Military spending is 20% of the budget – an historic low both in terms of % of the budget and a % of GDP. The military budget is not the part of the budget that has exploded to bring us to 1+ trillion yearly deficits and is slated to explode further down the road. Sure, there is trimming that can be done to the military budget but we both know that this is the *ONLY* part of the budget liberals will ever allow to be cut – if a conservative ever discusses even scaling back the rate of increase of any other part of the budget liberals withdraw to the fainting couches and scream that the GOP wants children to die in the streets and to feed grandma cat food.

gwelf on July 24, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Heh.
Somebody got a stern reminder

a capella on July 24, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Mitt Romney spoke to the Veterans of Foreign Wars conference

Hey, politics are supposed to stop at the water’s edge, right? Or something.

Was that stop part of his foreign ‘one long fundraiser and photo op’? /

iurockhead on July 24, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Wouldn’t Mitt be better off if we tried to get more people involved in this election cycle? Maybe calling for more grass roots volunteers is a way to get Romney elected.

DannoJyd on July 24, 2012 at 5:36 PM

We had this same discussion yesterday. Grass roots involvement has to start far more locally than a National VFW Convention speech by Romney.

Happy Nomad on July 24, 2012 at 5:44 PM

is he a moron?

ernesto on July 24, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Del Dolemonte on July 24, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Obama is doing from the inside what Bill Ayers couldn’t accomplish by throwing bombs and killing cops.

kirkill on July 24, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Mitt Romney:

More of the same.

Dante on July 24, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Sorry, but I don’t believe the Judge.

Del Dolemonte on July 24, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Heh.
Somebody got a stern reminder

a capella on July 24, 2012 at 5:39 PM

She got Bookered :O
or
maybe her hubby got a big government contract !!

burrata on July 24, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Great speech by Romney, my enthusiasm level went up a little and this time not because of my disdain for Obama.

gsherin on July 24, 2012 at 5:25 PM

And still so many Romney haters that will never hear a single word he says. Just intellectual bankruptcy on their part. It’s a perfect candidate or nothing.

kirkill on July 24, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Hey, politics are supposed to stop at the water’s edge, right? Or something.

iurockhead on July 24, 2012 at 5:41 PM

I’m looking forward to what Romney says and does overseas. The fact that he is going to Israel when the jug-eared Kenyan has not done that in nearly four years of jet-setting around the globe is telling. I’m pretty sure that, unlike Obama, Romney will not bow and scrape to our enemies- particularly in the Arab/Muslim world. I’m pretty sure he will talk up our traditional alliances. Most importantly, Europe was wild about candidate Obama but are cool to him now. Romney’s reception will be interesting.

Happy Nomad on July 24, 2012 at 5:48 PM

No sacred cows in the budget.

mythicknight on July 24, 2012 at 5:27 PM

So you admit that the Social Engineering that O’bama is throwing away money on is expendable?

Just curious-what exactly is a “thick night”, and how did you come to own it?

Del Dolemonte on July 24, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Heh.
Somebody got a stern reminder

a capella on July 24, 2012 at 5:39 PM

She got Bookered :O
or
maybe her hubby got a big government contract !!

burrata on July 24, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Yea, most likely another big fat contract, and firmly reminded that all those other contracts could put her in prison for the rest of her life with just one little leak from the whitehouse.

SWalker on July 24, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Instead of making tough choices to reduce the deficit, they’d rather protect tax cuts for some of the wealthiest Americans, even if it risks big cuts in our military. And I’ve got to tell you, VFW, I disagree.”

Ugh. Where was President Jackass in 2009-2010 when you held the W.H. and both houses of Congress, after he promised to go through the budget line by line with a scalpel? Not even going to bother to parse the rest of this sentence. We all know raising taxes on the evil rich does nothing to cut the deficit – which he exacerbated exponentially with his stimulus for cronies scheme.

Buy Danish on July 24, 2012 at 5:49 PM

We had this same discussion yesterday. Grass roots involvement has to start far more locally than a National VFW Convention speech by Romney.

Happy Nomad on July 24, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Even so, I don’t see how attacking any voter and potential volunteer without due cause assists in getting Mitt elected.

I understand your frustrarion, but believe you could channel it better. I KNOW you are capable of that.

Don’t mind me. I’m just a lil… disappointed with the supposed Romney voters who have attacked me here today. Relevance is not their strong suit.

DannoJyd on July 24, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Guess with some, Mitt can NOT do anything right? Well, Mitt beats the daylights out of bho/team for his vision on our Republic? If you don’t like Mitt, vote for bho, write someone in, stay home, or run and see how you do?

There is NO ONE IN GODS green earth that will make EVERYONE happy and we have two to vote for, Mitt or bho! Make your choice, IMO!
L

letget on July 24, 2012 at 5:50 PM

…when you he held…

Buy Danish on July 24, 2012 at 5:50 PM

This is complete BS.

Through Obama’s own admission raising the tax rates isn’t about increasing revenues or reducing the deficit. It is about “Fairness”. He would increase taxes out of “fairness” even if it did not reduce the deficit (see Buffet Rule).

Now lets look at this comments that the Republicans are going to cause the defense cuts because they are unwilling to increase taxes. This is because Obama has framed the argument this way.

To look at this logically would be to say that Obama is standing in Obama’s way to fund the military adequately.

weaselyone on July 24, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Heh.
Somebody got a stern reminder

a capella on July 24, 2012 at 5:39 PM
She got Bookered :O
or
maybe her hubby got a big government contract !!

burrata on July 24, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Exactly.

The Romney campaign already quipped back that DiFi got the “Cory Booker treatment.” Heh.

Wethal on July 24, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Actually, Romney hit a grand slam today at the VFW! Team Romney, great job and rub salt in the wombs.

jjnco73 on July 24, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Guess with some, Mitt can NOT do anything right? Well, Mitt beats the daylights out of bho/team for his vision on our Republic? If you don’t like Mitt, vote for bho, write someone in, stay home, or run and see how you do?

There is NO ONE IN GODS green earth that will make EVERYONE happy and we have two to vote for, Mitt or bho! Make your choice, IMO!
L

letget on July 24, 2012 at 5:50 PM

There are other candidates on the ballot besides Establishment A and Establishment B, candidates who will uphold the Constitution, unlike A and B.

Dante on July 24, 2012 at 5:55 PM

i listened a little to Larry o’donnell (or whatever…the socialist on msnbc)

anyway, he had a bizarre conservation with another lefty about how the left has the Rs right where they want them. Something about…let’s jump off the cliff…the ‘off the cliff’ campaign

basically doing the pom poms for patty murray. (the nyt had an op/ed on this too)

basically they think that hiking taxes on everyone…and cutting DoD will force the Rs to capitulate….and specifically destroy Grover Norquist

they are pretty giddy about this.

for the trolls out there…that means that the lowest rate (for the lower working class…goes from 10 to 15 percent…well, hell, that’s a winner

And Rs campaigning on saving DoD jobs…in VA? sounds good to me.

but like i said…larry and the band of lefties are pretty giddy

r keller on July 24, 2012 at 5:55 PM

So you admit that the Social Engineering that O’bama is throwing away money on is expendable?

Just curious-what exactly is a “thick night”, and how did you come to own it?

Del Dolemonte on July 24, 2012 at 5:48 PM

I’m sure mythicknight supports all sorts of sensible and necessary tax cuts to balance the budget and avoid financial collapse. Except for all the “investments” and any funding that furthers “social justice”.

gwelf on July 24, 2012 at 5:55 PM

This is how you do it, Mr. Romney. Do not let up. Go on the offensive. It makes CNN and MSNBC cover it and puts the narrative out there.

the new aesthetic on July 24, 2012 at 5:55 PM

If the only three points Team Romney focuses on for the remainder of the election, hitting them hard and over and over again, are Obamacare, the leaks, and the “you didn’t build it” thing, it will be a landslide hammering of Obama in November.

Yes, he’ll need to lay out some positive stuff and more detail on his tax reform proposals, energy, etc., but the three negative issues above resonate across the board with the base and independents.

TXUS on July 24, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Actually, Romney hit a grand slam today at the VFW! Team Romney, great job and rub salt in the wombs.

OUCH! Is this a dig at the lack of masculinity in the Obama Camp? Maybe the Mom Jeans.

Not sure if you meant to say “wounds” but your comment made me project soda out of my mouth. I’m going to use that one.

weaselyone on July 24, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Actually, Romney hit a grand slam today at the VFW! Team Romney, great job and rub salt in the wombs.

jjnco73 on July 24, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Whose wombs, sounds kind of harsh actually?

TXUS on July 24, 2012 at 5:57 PM

rub salt in the wombs.

jjnco73 on July 24, 2012 at 5:53 PM

dooooood
:O

burrata on July 24, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Nice speech Mitt.

gophergirl on July 24, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Mitt Romney:

More of the same.

Dante on July 24, 2012 at 5:27 PM

how so very true (….and maybe even worse) I don’t want a guy who vacationed in a palace in France instead serving his country in the military at the helm (thanks but no thanks!)

Pragmatic on July 24, 2012 at 5:33 PM

What a load of crap.

Did Obama vacation in ritzy places on our dime? yes…Did Obama serve in the military?No

And by the way, when it comes to Romney’s reference to the Obama administration’s leaks of classified information..his assertion has been backed up by none other than Senator Feinstien.

Terrye on July 24, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Dante on July 24, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Fine, so far as I know, we can vote who we want. Hope you choose who you like.

Our house will do the same.
L

letget on July 24, 2012 at 5:59 PM

here are other candidates on the ballot….

Dante on July 24, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I’m voting for Romney, who are you supporting? Name only please. Or do you just enjoy being the knot on the log…

mike_NC9 on July 24, 2012 at 6:01 PM

I’m guessing that you are one of the takers who resent anybody who isn’t living the same dependent lifestyle that you do.

Happy Nomad on July 24, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Mitt is infinitely more suited to be president than Obama…just be sure you hard core supporters understand who Mitt is, he was a draft dodger, he let someone else take his place while he lived in France.
There is no honor in that…Mitt made his mistakes, he won’t own up to them, but they are their. Just be aware of who you are buying into.

right2bright on July 24, 2012 at 6:01 PM

*

There

mike_NC9 on July 24, 2012 at 6:02 PM

a capella, they must have sent the dead horse head.

Schadenfreude on July 24, 2012 at 6:03 PM

For history, this is the better link.

Schadenfreude on July 24, 2012 at 6:04 PM

d-cRAT socialist feinstein (D-imwit, CA) confirmed that the national security leaks came from the OBOZO White House. Now, all that needs to be clarified is WHEN did OBOZO approve the leaks to support his failing campaign? (In other words, the investigation should be similar to the one about OBOZO’s criminal Fast and Furious actions and approvals.)

TeaPartyNation on July 24, 2012 at 6:04 PM

I don’t want a guy who vacationed in a palace in France instead serving his country in the military at the helm (thanks but no thanks!)

Pragmatic on July 24, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Yeeeaaahhhh…Romney should have run away to England on a scholarship !! That’s how you do it
BTW, what has been Hussein’s military record ?

burrata on July 24, 2012 at 6:05 PM

(which, for some reason unbeknownst to me, Team Obama demands needs to be more than ‘one long fundraiser and photo op’ — yeah, okay guys),
===========

Donkeys aren’t too bright,me thinks!
(sarc).

canopfor on July 24, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Levin is playing clips from this speech.
Lovin’ it.

pambi on July 24, 2012 at 6:12 PM

I’d like to see Romney mention that the only government spending Obama’s willing to cut is defense spending.

Iblis on July 24, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Pragmatic on July 24, 2012 at 5:34 PM

.
I’m surprised a zombie ABR such as yourself has been (L)Obamatized in such an obviuos manner. You’ll need an intervention.

Your inability to grasp the concern or significance of the irresponsibilty of Team Oblamer allowing classified information to go public is telling. You have accepted the new norm- FastnFurious lies ? Stuxnet ? Secret Service hookers ? The Salahi’s ?
The list can go on.

But no, Since Super Mitt dodged (most of)the draft in France- and that somehow carries more meaning in your twisted little world at this point in time with the most inept Presidential evah trashing what’s left of the red, white and blue. This IS the most Powerful office in the World.
You and all the liberals.

and Van Jones was probably no big deal to you either.

You have been——> (L)obamatized !

FlaMurph on July 24, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Meanwhile,from Dopey/Ragey…………………

talk about Un(Mitt)igated Gal!!
==============================

Obama to Republicans: stop playing politics with military
July 23, 2012

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-07-23/news/sns-rt-us-usa-deficits-obamabre86m17t-20120723_1_tax-cuts-fiscal-cliff-military-bases-and-defense

canopfor on July 24, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Dante on July 24, 2012 at 5:55 PM
Ok. OKAY !
You won’t be voting for Mitt !
We get it.
Oy.

pambi on July 24, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Nice speech by Mitt..Very nice!..:)

Dire Straits on July 24, 2012 at 6:19 PM

The Left is beginning to spin the ‘defensive lie’.

Yeah, it’s Buzzfeed… but that’s where it all gets started.

[AoS has the take on it...]

Obviously the damage from this issue stings… or they wouldn’t be trying such a convoluted lie.

CPT. Charles on July 24, 2012 at 6:19 PM

You have been——> (L)obamatized !

FlaMurph on July 24, 2012 at 6:17 PM

FlaMurph:AweSomeLicious term…..rock on!:)

canopfor on July 24, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Dante on July 24, 2012 at 5:55 PM

BTW, I guess you can take consolation in the fact that your Non-Romney vote will cancel out my 82yo MIL’s, who will vote GOP for the very first time in her life, because she’s infuriated at what she’s watching happen to her precious nation.
Fine. Go ahead.

pambi on July 24, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Excellent speech, and an important statement of intent by Romney, both of his commitment to our nation, and his stance on foreign policy.

Very timely and well delivered.

thatsafactjack on July 24, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Mark Levin himself admits he hasn’t been very pro-Romney, but loves this speech, and says he finally hears a statesman.
That’s pretty cool.

pambi on July 24, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Mitt Romney:

More of the same.

Dante on July 24, 2012 at 5:27 PM
And the jug-eared Kenyan lecturing about the need to punish the successful with business-killing taxation is new? Bleating about the need for a balanced approach (i.e. higher taxes with virtually no impact on entitlement programs) is breaking new ground?

I know you hate Romney but you could try a little harder to at least be intellectually honest in your spite-filled hate.

Happy Nomad on July 24, 2012 at 5:32 PM

‘jug-eare Kenyan’ gets you nowhere….”Where’s the beef Mittens?” There ain’t no beef….only dog food!

Pragmatic on July 24, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Mark Levin himself admits he hasn’t been very pro-Romney, but loves this speech, and says he finally hears a statesman.
That’s pretty cool.

pambi on July 24, 2012 at 6:27 PM

speechifying….just like bambi did in 2008? we don’t need no more speechifying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pragmatic on July 24, 2012 at 6:30 PM

But no, Since Super Mitt dodged (most of)the draft in France- and that somehow carries more meaning in your twisted little world at this point in time with the most inept Presidential evah trashing what’s left of the red, white and blue. This IS the most Powerful office in the World.
You and all the liberals.

and Van Jones was probably no big deal to you either.

You have been——> (L)obamatized !

FlaMurph on July 24, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Trying to argue with intellectuall Pygmys like the one above, dante & comp is an exercise in futility…

jimver on July 24, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Pragmatic on July 24, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Impatience, much ?

pambi on July 24, 2012 at 6:31 PM

I’d like to see Romney mention that the only government spending Obama’s willing to cut is defense spending.

Iblis on July 24, 2012 at 6:14 PM

…and is that the only spending mittens WILL NOT CUT?

Pragmatic on July 24, 2012 at 6:31 PM

You have been——> (L)obamatized !

FlaMurph on July 24, 2012 at 6:17 PM

FlaMurph:AweSomeLicious term…..rock on!:)

canopfor on July 24, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Good one :)…

jimver on July 24, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Nice speech by Mitt..Very nice!..:)

Dire Straits on July 24, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Dire Straits:I agree,hey Dire,*Waves*!:)

canopfor on July 24, 2012 at 6:35 PM

Pragmatic on July 24, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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I’m surprised a zombie ABR such as yourself has been (L)Obamatized in such an obviuos manner. You’ll need an intervention.

Your inability to grasp the concern or significance of the irresponsibilty of Team Oblamer allowing classified information to go public is telling. You have accepted the new norm- FastnFurious lies ? Stuxnet ? Secret Service hookers ? The Salahi’s ?
The list can go on.

But no, Since Super Mitt dodged (most of)the draft in France- and that somehow carries more meaning in your twisted little world at this point in time with the most inept Presidential evah trashing what’s left of the red, white and blue. This IS the most Powerful office in the World.
You and all the liberals.

and Van Jones was probably no big deal to you either.

You have been——> (L)obamatized !

FlaMurph on July 24, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Take off those Mittens and put on some boxing gloves for America….we don’t need another mamby pamby milquetoast wimp in the White House! A draft-dodger with five sons (none of whom have served their country in the military)! You can have him!!!

Pragmatic on July 24, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Pragmatic on July 24, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Good Lord.
Open thine ears, and you just MIGHT hear some actual policy details.
What more can he do, atm ?

pambi on July 24, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Pragmatic on July 24, 2012 at 6:37 PM

OOOOOKAY, let’s make that 2 votes (just from HA) that’ll cancel out 2 Romney votes.
So ?

pambi on July 24, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Sounds great! But can we at least avoid the “Project for a New America Century”, NWO garbage who’s over zealousness and neocon lack of any care for international law or, you know, actual cause, please?

“This century must be an American Century. …”

Sorry Mitt, you won’t be able to run the world. You’re gonna have enough trouble just governing America. Reconsider your advisors.

Boomer_Sooner on July 24, 2012 at 6:44 PM

canopfor on July 24, 2012 at 6:35 PM

*waves*..Hello Friend!..:):)

Dire Straits on July 24, 2012 at 6:46 PM

canopfor on July 24, 2012 at 6:35 PM

*waves*..Hello Friend!..:):)

Dire Straits on July 24, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Dire Staits:—————-:)

**Alert** New Poll
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July 24, 2012, 1:01 PM
WSJ/NBC Poll: Romney Leads on the Economy, Trails Elsewhere
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http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/07/24/wsjnbc-poll-romney-leads-on-the-economy-trails-elsewhere/

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443295404577547211956334538.html

canopfor on July 24, 2012 at 6:51 PM

FlaMurph:AweSomeLicious term…..rock on!:)

canopfor on July 24, 2012 at 6:20 PM

Good one :)…

jimver on July 24, 2012 at 6:32 PM

jimver:-0

canopfor on July 24, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Boomer_Sooner on July 24, 2012 at 6:44 PM

I didn’t hear NWO, I heard ‘a strong, unapologetic Super-Power’ type of American Century.
Y’know, that pride in who/what we are thang ?

pambi on July 24, 2012 at 6:53 PM

canopfor on July 24, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Thanks for the links friend!..:)

Dire Straits on July 24, 2012 at 7:02 PM

I didn’t hear NWO, I heard ‘a strong, unapologetic Super-Power’ type of American Century.
Y’know, that pride in who/what we are thang ?

pambi on July 24, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Except the policies he mentioned in his speech are straight Bush-era neocon “we are the world police” nonsense.

AngusMc on July 24, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Hey Gov Romney, if you want our vote, ask McCain and Rubio and Brown etc to STOP attacking Michelle Bachmann , OK ?

burrata on July 24, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Who are you people? We really need POTUS candidates dictating what others can say?

Elizabetty on July 24, 2012 at 7:08 PM

There are other candidates on the ballot besides Establishment A and Establishment B, candidates who will uphold the Constitution, unlike A and B. Dante on July 24, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Beyond moronic. Totally unhinged. The next president will be A or B.

Basilsbest on July 24, 2012 at 7:09 PM

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