A Message From Lucianne  




Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google

  Topic: Mitt Romney Knew About
The Brewing Mali Conflict
Before You Did
Change your user profile.
If you are having trouble posting, please take the time to register.
Your User Name :
Your Password
  I forgot my password
Your Reply  :
Preview Reply     Post Reply
Mitt Romney Knew About
The Brewing Mali Conflict
Before You Did

BuzzFeed, by Rosie Gray

Original Article

Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 1/17/2013 1:50:31 PM

After France´s military intervention in Islamist-controlled northern Mali over the weekend, the North African country has become a hot topic in the news. But one man was introducing the problems in Mali to a mainstream audience before most other politicians and commentators: Mitt Romney. During the third and final presidential debate, which focused on foreign policy, Romney slipped in an aside about Mali that attracted some derision on Twitter at the time, but now looks wise in retrospect.(Snip) At the time of the debate, Romney was receiving intelligence briefings from administration officials, a tradition for the presidential nominees

A real President and Commander in Chief would not be sitting on his hands while Al Queada deepens and broadens its base of operation in North Africa...


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: bpl40, 1/17/2013 2:01:01 PM     (No. 9122427)

It would all turn out to be futile in front of 47% parasites, moochers and freeloaders. Romney´s opponent apparently knew that well before he set foot on the stage.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.

Reply 2 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 1/17/2013 2:05:23 PM     (No. 9122440)

Romney knew! And he didn´t let Obama know just to make Obama look bad. And Jeep now says they will manufacture in China. Good thing he wasn´t elected. /sarcasm off

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    30 persons like this.




Reply 3 - Posted by: Catherine, 1/17/2013 2:05:25 PM     (No. 9122441)

Then he should have been serious about winning. Tiptoeing around Obama at that last debate then disappearing for the rest of the campaign - don´t care if he was right about Mali, he was the wrong one to run for the Republicans.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.

Reply 4 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/17/2013 2:12:08 PM     (No. 9122452)

The problem OP isn´t that O is sitting on his hands on this, it is that he has sat on his hands for his entire Presidency. Weakness will always be tested by evil. So #1, there is no quick, specific advice.

Al Quada knows nothing will be done.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.

Reply 5 - Posted by: mabeldog, 1/17/2013 2:17:20 PM     (No. 9122465)

Everything Mitt Romney said during the campaign will be proven to be true.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    18 persons like this.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Mr. Hanky, 1/17/2013 2:20:03 PM     (No. 9122480)

How many National Intellegence Briefings has Obama skipped now? How many Jobs Summits?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    39 persons like this.

Reply 7 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/17/2013 2:28:14 PM     (No. 9122496)

We should immediately review the initial estimates of the gummint in the
Electoral College, and then, as needed,
demand a more accurate recount.

The inauguration isn´t for a few more daze, after all.

GAWD help us otherwise.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    25 persons like this.




Reply 8 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 1/17/2013 2:44:33 PM     (No. 9122536)

C´mon, guys! If Stinky the Gunrunner was weak or ignorant about Mali, then the 9/11 terrorists accidentally flew those jets into the Twin Towers. Wake up, everybody! The fox lives in the hen house.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    32 persons like this.

Reply 9 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 1/17/2013 2:45:04 PM     (No. 9122538)

#1, please see #5! This armchair quarterback would suggest we first know who the enemy is and what our objective is. It´s the Jihadist and their leaders and our objective ougshould be to kill em. We were forced into this war by 9/11 and started with a dire warning to those who would harbor or aid terrorists. It quickly faded into State Dept mumbo jumbo of coalition building, UN sanctions, changing hearts and minds, human rights, governance, women´s rights, etc, which all may be good things, but not job one IMHO. US businesses should have gotten ALL contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan in conjunction with local partners to carry out the simplistic Powell Doctrine that if we break it, we fix it.

Mali--no US ground troops, but move the AFRICOM joint command from Stuggart Germany to Nigeria, let the incoming commander Gen Rodriguez be a soldier and not a diplomat (remove the State Depart staff currently in that command) and train the regional forces to act a surrogates to capture and hold AlQueda territory and find and kill the enemy.

A start, but Zero won´t do this with out Congress, particularly the newly created subcommitte Ros-Lehtenin chairs on NoAfrica/ME kicking butt...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    37 persons like this.

Reply 10 - Posted by: Penney, 1/17/2013 2:51:17 PM     (No. 9122560)

The dems´ media elected 0bama using lies about Romney and covering for 0bama´s disasterous statist agenda, ´every-which-way.´

Hmmm, ...The lsm shuns the U.S. Constitution, authentic investagative journalism and the will of the American people, as does the dem party´s politicos in office. (-Pelosi even cavalierly changes her oath of office?!!!) ...Ergo, time to shun the dems´ theatrical illusionary media/hollyweird/politicos as they are totally discredited!

Back at-cha, statists.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.

Reply 11 - Posted by: horacer, 1/17/2013 3:43:41 PM     (No. 9122642)

The ignorant American press are the ones who didn´t know. There are American trainers on the ground right now helping train troops from a number of W African countries. A lot will depend on how far north France intends to push. To hold land France will need US troops. That whole Libya thing is really working out great.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    6 persons like this.

Reply 12 - Posted by: Quaestio, 1/17/2013 4:45:13 PM     (No. 9122742)

Significant numbers of women were stockpiling birth control and even tampons in case Romney won. I have yet to hear anyone, all the Romney-haters, the GOP, anyone, explain how Mr. Romeny was supposed to fight that level of stupidity on the left and the level of I-won´t-vote-for-him-because-he´s-not-Reagen-reincarnated on the right. Even with the media lying every night about the state of the economy and world affairs, fewer people voted for Obama. I blame the stay-at home conservatives and always will.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    31 persons like this.





Post Reply   Close thread 719430

Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "BuckeyeRon"


Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)

Most Recent Articles posted by "BuckeyeRon"

15 Of Nelson Mandela’s
Most Inspiring Quotes
Buzzfeed, by Jessica Testa & John Gara    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 12/7/2013 9:35:05 AM     Post Reply
The former South African president died Thursday at age 95. Remember him through his uplifting and revolutionary words. 1. "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination." 2. "Never, never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another. " 3. "There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living." (Snip) 12. "It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person

Mandela Has More in Common
with Clarence Thomas Than
Barack Obama
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 12/6/2013 7:15:16 PM     Post Reply
BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I´ve gotta tell, another little thing about Nelson Mandela. Do you realize in a couple of ways, maybe even more than a couple, Nelson Mandela has more in common or had more in common with Clarence Thomas than he does with Barack Obama? For example, Nelson Mandela (even prior to becoming president, but certainly after he became president of South Africa) insisted on compliance with his country´s constitution. He insisted on it. Obama looks at the US Constitution as an obstacle and makes end runs around it every day, practically. In that sense... These are the kind of

Admiring Mandela´s Lack of Resentment
Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 12/6/2013 7:08:26 PM     Post Reply
RUSH: Let me give you what is, I think, one of the most amazing things I ever heard Nelson Mandela say. We had fun with Mandela when he was in New York, when he came to New York and went to Yankees Stadium. But I´ll tell you, there are very few people that could have undergone what he went through and maintained any sense of dignity or optimism.(Snip) "Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies." Is that not great? And it´s great because it´s exactly right. Resentment doesn´t do anybody any good.

HealthCare.gov transactions fail
10 percent of time: official
Reuters, by Caroline Humer    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 12/6/2013 4:02:59 PM     Post Reply
The U.S. federal health insurance website HealthCare.gov, which has had technology problems since its October 1 launch, is now experiencing errors in transmitting applications about 10 percent of the time, a government spokeswoman said on Friday. The online insurance marketplace relays information about new customers in ´834´ transaction forms to the private insurance companies that provide the health plans. HealthCare.gov serves people in 36 states, while 14 states are running their own websites. "We believe nine of 10 transactions are being successfully transmitted," the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, spokeswoman Julie Bataille said at a news briefing.




Challenged by Tea Party, Veteran
Mississippi Senator Decides to
Run for Seventh Term
New York Times, by Jonathan Martin    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 12/6/2013 11:48:04 AM     Post Reply
Washington — Thad Cochran, a Mississippi Republican who was first elected to the Senate in 1978, set up a generational and ideological clash in the state’s Republican primary when he announced Friday that he would seek a seventh term in 2014. While Mr. Cochran, who turns 76 on Saturday, has the support of many leading Republicans in the state, he is already facing opposition from Chris McDaniel, 41, a state senator aligned with the Tea Party who announced his candidacy in October and has won the support of some conservative groups. Mr. Cochran, who has raised less than $1 million

Patriot Act author: Obama’s intel
czar should be prosecuted
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Brendan Sasso    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 12/6/2013 11:36:04 AM     Post Reply
Rep. James Sensenbrenner Jr., the original author of the Patriot Act, says Director of National Intelligence James Clapper should be prosecuted for lying to Congress. "Lying to Congress is a federal offense, and Clapper ought to be fired and prosecuted for it," the Wisconsin Republican said in an interview with The Hill. He said the Justice Department should prosecute Clapper for giving false testimony during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in March. During that hearing, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked Clapper whether the National Security Agency (NSA) collects data on millions of Americans. Clapper insisted that the NSA does not

Obama defends Iran deal
at Hanukkah celebration
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: BuckeyeRon- 12/6/2013 11:22:19 AM     Post Reply
Washington - President Barack Obama on Thursday defended his nuclear diplomacy with Iran before an audience of Israeli diplomats and senior members of the US Jewish community and officials. At a White House Hanukkah reception, Obama said that it was important for the United States to test Iran´s intentions, and pledged to keep working for a comprehensive deal to deprive Tehran of a nuclear weapon. "For the first time in a decade we have halted progress of Iran´s nuclear program," Obama said. "Key parts of the program will be rolled back even though the toughest of our sanctions remain in

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)

Ben Carson: White House wanted
apology for ‘offending’ Obama

53 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/15/2014 5:22:51 AM     Post Reply
Neurosurgeon Ben Carson says the White House wanted him to apologize for “offending” President Obama after he famously delivered a conservative message at the National Prayer Breakfast last year. Carson, the former director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, recalls the events surrounding his 2013 speech in his new book, One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America’s Future. The Daily Caller obtained an advance copy of the book, which is set for release May 20. “He did not appear to be hostile or angry,” Carson writes of Obama, “but within a matter of minutes after the conclusion of

Obama Generation Losing
Interest in Obama

44 replie(s)
Wall Street Journal, by James Freeman    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 4:23:09 PM     Post Reply
President Obama inspired a generation of young people to support his historic election in 2008. And in 2012, despite the struggles of his first term, Mr. Obama still managed to win the support of a full 60% of voters age 18-29. But the man who once dreamed of being a transformative leader in the Reagan mold is inspiring few of those young people to follow his lead. "For all the talk about the movement that elected Mr. Obama, the more notable movement of Obama supporters has been away from politics. It appears that few of the young people who voted



Why You Should Be Sympathetic
Toward Cliven Bundy

44 replie(s)
Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 4/15/2014 8:40:58 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday, I wrote about the standoff at Bundy Ranch. That post drew a remarkable amount of traffic, even though, as I wrote then, I had not quite decided what to make of the story. Since then, I have continued to study the facts and have drawn some conclusions. Here they are. First, it must be admitted that legally, Bundy doesn’t have a leg to stand on. The Bureau of Land Management has been charging him grazing fees since the early 1990s, which he has refused to pay. Further, BLM has issued orders limiting the area on which Bundy’s cows can

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

35 replie(s)
The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

34 replie(s)
Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

31 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

30 replie(s)
Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a


Post Reply   Close thread 719430

Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google

© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.