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Qtec
05-24-2012, 02:26 AM
link (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/05/23/maddow-romney-on-board-with-the-legacy-of-dick-cheney/)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">On her show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained that although presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had distanced himself from George W. Bush, Romney had openly expressed his admiration for Dick Cheney.

She began the segment by outlining the history of Cheney, who had defended President Ronald Reagan during the Iran-Contra scandal and argued an expansive view of presidential power.

“It is not surprising that the Republican Party would not be all that enthused with about the legacy of George W. Bush, but what do you make of the fact that they all are on board with the legacy of Dick Cheney?” Maddow wondered.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>“Seventeen of Mitt Romney’s twenty-four foreign policy advisers are Bush-Cheney guys,”</span> she added. “Even as Romney is shunning the endorsement and any joint appearances with the former President of the United States, George W. Bush, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>he is proudly publicizing and doing fundraisers with Dick Cheney.</span>”

Watch video, courtesy of MSNBC, below: </div></div>

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Gayle in MD
05-24-2012, 03:16 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> link (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/05/23/maddow-romney-on-board-with-the-legacy-of-dick-cheney/)

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">On her show Wednesday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained that although presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had distanced himself from George W. Bush, Romney had openly expressed his admiration for Dick Cheney.

She began the segment by outlining the history of Cheney, who had defended President Ronald Reagan during the Iran-Contra scandal and argued an expansive view of presidential power.

“It is not surprising that the Republican Party would not be all that enthused with about the legacy of George W. Bush, but what do you make of the fact that they all are on board with the legacy of Dick Cheney?” Maddow wondered.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>“Seventeen of Mitt Romney’s twenty-four foreign policy advisers are Bush-Cheney guys,”</span> she added. “Even as Romney is shunning the endorsement and any joint appearances with the former President of the United States, George W. Bush, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>he is proudly publicizing and doing fundraisers with Dick Cheney.</span>”

Watch video, courtesy of MSNBC, below: </div></div>

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Anyone on board with Dick Cheney is an enemy of this country.

Powell, as well, is throwing out warning flares regarding the radical RW foreign Policy idiots, Cheney/Bush Neocons with whom Romney has surrounded himself.

Just posted about it:

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Colin Powell on Wednesday questioned Mitt Romney's choice in foreign policy advisers, saying that some are so right-wing that the advice they give deserves "second thought."

"I don't know who all of his advisers are, but I've seen some of the names and some of them are quite far to the right. And sometimes they might be in a position to make judgments or recommendations to the candidate that should get a second thought," Powell said during an appearance on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

He gave the example of Romney recently saying that Russia is the "number one geopolitical foe" to the United States.

"Come on Mitt, think," Powell said. "That isn't the case."

Romney's team of about 40 foreign policy advisers includes many who hail from the neoconservative wing of the party, according to a May analysis conducted by the The Nation. Many were enthusiastic supporters of the Iraq War, and many are proponents of a U.S. or Israeli attack on Iran.

Powell, a retired four-star general and the only African American to have ever served as a member -- and the chairman -- of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he didn't know whether Romney really believes that Russia is the biggest threat to the U.S. or if his advisers told him to say that. "I don't know," he said when asked by "Morning Joe" hosts. "You ask him."



Powell noted Wednesday that Romney has been "catching a lot of heck" from mainstream figures in the Republican foreign affairs community who he said "were kind of taken aback" by Romney's Russia claims.

"Look at the world. There is no pure competitor of the United States of America," he said. "All the problems we talk about in Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran ... they count about 700 million people in a world of seven billion. What are the rest of them doing? They're increasing their economies, they're building wealth, they're educating their kids, they're building their infrastructure. That's what we need to be doing."



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We can't afford a Romney in the White House, in league with the evil Cheney Neocon Crooks and Idiots!

G.

eg8r
05-24-2012, 03:28 AM
One strange to note is that qtip and gayle have sources that differ in the quantity of foreign policy adivsors. I know that doesn't mean anything in the grand scheme of things but why are the numbers so different?

It does appear they are both in agreement that Romney is not diversifying his advisers which I feel is very bad move. To have a group of people that appear to all be in agreement on such important matters is concerning to me.

eg8r