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07-26-2012, 07:21 PM
<span style="color: #000099">Maybe some of our republican friends could chip in and buy them some up to date world maps and new world history textbooks</span>! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif

Romney Camp Once Again Warns Of ‘Soviet’ Threat
TalkingPointsMemo.com (http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/07/romney-soviet-threat-again.php)


A foreign policy adviser to Mitt Romney’s campaign warned against policies that would aid “the Soviet Union” Wednesday, making him at least the third person from Team Romney — including Romney himself — to refer to a country that hasn’t existed since 1991 in the course of attacking President Obama’s foreign policy.

The Obama campaign has already accused Romney of having a “Cold War mindset” on foreign policy, so it naturally seized on a clip of longtime Republican diplomat Rich Williamson, a Romney adviser, speaking at the Brookings Institution Wednesday. Williamson was condemning the Obama approach to Syria.

He called the country “strategically important to the Soviet Union.” Watch: http://youtu.be/I_88fe7nHaM

It’s true that modern-day Russia is an ally of Syria — and has been accused of standing in the way of plans by the U.S. and other nations to aid the rebellion in that country — Williamson’s slip puts him in the pantheon of Romney supporters who have made similar missteps about the Soviets when attacking Obama’s foreign policy.

• In April, Romney adviser and former Navy secretary John Lehman accused Obama of not doing enough to protect America from the Soviets in the Arctic.

“We’re seeing the Soviets pushing into the Arctic with no response from us,” he said on a Romney campaign conference call. “In fact, the only response is to announce the early retirement of the last remaining icebreaker.”

• That same month, Romney caught himself just after he fired off a warning about the Soviet threat.

“Obama ‘entered into an agreement with the Soviets, excuse me, with Russia’ in the nuclear arms START treaty that effectively required the United States to reduce its weapons stockpile while allowing Russia to increase its stockpile,” Romney said on April 20.

Gayle in MD
07-27-2012, 05:56 AM
He just did it again yesterday, and had to correct himself.

Gee, I though Palin and Bachmann were the only Repiglican stupid enough to use this sort of laughable fear mongering, but now we have MITSEY!

And, as the british have stated, he's worse!

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Maybe some of our republican friends could chip in and buy them some up to date world maps and new world history textbooks! </div></div>

Yeah, they could use some of the trillions they have hidden in Swiss bank accounts. /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif


Maybe that young blond beauty pagent ditz can help them with with the maps, remember her?


07-27-2012, 08:35 AM
Miss South Carolina?

I thought of her immediately before reading your suggestion!

07-27-2012, 09:14 AM
Romney is starting to make Palin look good! LOL

Its about authenticity, neither Palin or Romney have it.

Stupid is as stupid does (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSCQod12Z70&feature=related)


07-27-2012, 10:09 AM
They are supposed to hide the time flux capacitor technology until after the election!!!

Stupid programming makes Mitt Rombot spill the truth?


07-27-2012, 04:14 PM
We karnt call it the Soviet or USSR -- it iz a sort of USR, a united states of russia -- but it iz the federation of russia, FR -- or just plain Russia.

Federal subjects
The Russian Federation comprises 83 federal subjects.[115] These subjects have equal representation—two delegates each—in the Federation Council.[116] However, they differ in the degree of autonomy they enjoy.

46 oblasts (provinces): most common type of federal subjects, with federally appointed governor and locally elected legislature.
21 republics: nominally autonomous; each has its own constitution, president or a similar post, and parliament. Republics are allowed to establish their own official language alongside Russian but are represented by the federal government in international affairs. Republics are meant to be home to specific ethnic minorities.
9 krais (territories): essentially the same as oblasts. The "territory" designation is historic, originally given to frontier regions and later also to the administrative divisions that comprised autonomous okrugs or autonomous oblasts.
4 autonomous okrugs (autonomous districts): originally autonomous entities within oblasts and krais created for ethnic minorities, their status was elevated to that of federal subjects in the 1990s. With the exception of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, all autonomous okrugs are still administratively subordinated to a krai or an oblast of which they are a part.
1 autonomous oblast (the Jewish Autonomous Oblast): historically, autonomous oblasts were administrative units subordinated to krais. In 1990, all of them except for the Jewish AO were elevated in status to that of a republic.
2 federal cities (Moscow and St. Petersburg): major cities that function as separate regions.