Skip to comments.Flashback: Obama Chides Romney: 'The 1980s Are Calling, They Want Their Foreign Policy Back'
Posted on 09/11/2013 7:17:07 PM PDT by Nachum
A blast from the not-so-far past.
(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...
Bet America is wondering if they can take a Mulligan on that election right now...
Romney should have replied, “1917 is calling and wants it’s economic policy back.”
Romney should have said directly to him that cliche's is an expensive excuse for a foreign policy and Americans will pay for that naivite' with the blood of our sons and daughters.
Romney should have responded:
“It is precisely that adolescent attitude toward foreign policy that defines you as singularly unqualified for the office of President!”
Romney should have replied, Karl Marx is calling and wants his economic policy back.
People who say “____ is calling, he/she/it wants his/her/its ____ back” are using a worn out cliche that needs to be retired.
1970’s are calling and they want the Carter years back
Dumbo is calling, he wants his ears back
Romney should have replied that he rejected the Reagan foreign policy of the 1980s and left the republican party because of Reagan, becoming a supporter, fund raiser and voter for democrats, and not reregistering republican until October of 1993, after the Reagan/Bush era was ended.
Rand Slams Congress for Funding Egypt’s Generals:
‘How Does Your Conscience Feel Now?’
Foreign Policy | 15 Aug 2013 | John Hudson
Posted on 08/15/2013 5:44:10 PM PDT by Hoodat
Sen. Rand Paul is hammering his fellow senators for keeping billions in financial aid flowing to Egypt’s military — even as Cairo’s security forces massacre anti-government activists.
[by “anti-government activists” is meant church-burning jihadists]
Sen. Cruz Statement on Egypt (Suspend aid over anti-Muslim Brotherhood coup)
Ted Cruz blames Egyptian violence on Obamas disregard for foreign aid law
Arab states ready to cover any cuts in aid to Egypt: Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia Promises to Aid Egypt’s Regime
Saudi King Abdullah backs Egypts military ruler, warns against outside interference
Saudi king backs Egypt’s rulers against ‘terrorism’
Saudi warns against pressur[ing] Egyptian military over Islamist crackdown
Saudis Warn the West: We Wont Forget Your Stance on Egypt, Muslim Brotherhood
Saudis Warn the West: We Won’t Forget Your Stance on Egypt
Obama Dithers, Kerry Bungles Egypt Crisis
Here's the passage at issue:In the 1980s, the war caucus in Congress armed bin Laden and the mujaheddin in their fight with the Soviet Union. In fact, it was the official position of the State Department to support radical jihad against the Soviets. We all know how well that worked out.Let's leave aside for now the insulting, utterly asinine, sickening, inexcusable use of the phrase "war caucus" to describe those (including Reagan!) who supported the mujaheddin against the Soviets. That word choice alone is almost entirely disqualifying for its purveyor to ever be president.
Instead, let's just look at a little history here -- because the ignorance evident in this paragraph is truly astonishing. One would be hard pressed to find even a single historian, whether right, left, or center, who would argue anything other than that the Soviet failure in Afghanistan was not just a huge factor, but probably an essential one, in the Soviets' ultimate loss of the Cold War. [Rand Pauls Really Ignorant Paragraph | 7 Feb 2013]
Romney should have replied, 1917 is calling and wants its economic policy back.
Or it’s 1968 and Chicago wants its radicals back...