WHAT WILL ROMNEY'S TOUR ACHIEVE?

That can be anybody's guess.

Mitt Romney, the presupposed candidate for the 2012 presidential election, is in a bind, when it comes to seriously, relevant foreign matters; and so, he is to take off on a visit to far away places and deliver pre-packaged speeches to make him look like he has an "enormous knowledge" of foreign affairs.

His handlers are pushing for this "foreign tour" so badly, they will want him to start on the trip by going to the London Olympic games, and then to other European and Middle East countries; thus visiting places such as Israel, Poland and Germany, to rub shoulders with world leaders that he knows nothing of; .....and even if he does, they have never discussed any serious topics with him, but just being friendly and culuturally platonic.

The substance of the trip is more important to the American people than just having photo-opportunity sessions around the globe for propaganda, in view of the November general election; and that is whether Romney has any quality ideas to contribute to the numerous conversations between him and these world leaders. Will they (conversations) be detailed; and what will come out of them? Will they benefit America? The point is that he is not in position to represent the country; no, not as yet.

Nobody will deny that he is rich and famous, and that he has traveled widely to broaden his outlook in so many ways over the years, but when it comes to foreign affairs, a person with just a tourist frame of mind is not what America is looking for, in view of the intricate matters, comprising of nuclear proliferation, world sea lanes to be free, holding back insurgencies to stop terror attacks at home and abroad...etc., etc.

President Barack Obama is already in the business of taking on the responsibilities of doing all those things almost succinctly; and his record speaks for itself. He is trusted in world circles as a strong advocate for peace; and though he will use diplomacy and sanctions to curb Iran, or convince China to relent its trade restrictions, or resist North Korea from creating disturbances to destabilize the Far East and making unnecessary threats to America's allies, Japan and South Korea....his fortitude to use force is clearly defined in his actions; like Libya.

Romney's associates and conservative pundits are only interested in the candidate making good impressions; and so they are urging him to go to Afghanistan as well,

“I think it would be nice if he went to Afghanistan,” Kristol said. “I think it would be nice if he visited the troops defending the country. I think it would be nice if he went in a very apolitical way.” (Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard).

And making such statements like,

"The trip to London provides Romney with the chance to both reinforce America’s “special relationship” with the United Kingdom and to remind voters of his leadership role in rescuing the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City." (Politico.com, 7/06/12). WHAT?

All those are salacious plans to bamboozle the American electorate to get Romney elected in the United States as president, when for months, he has been harping on the notion that the country's jammed economy is his first priority. He will fix it and create jobs uncountable.

Now his campaign officials are going to switch his image and make him into a foreign policy expert, just by asking him to go to places on a mere visit, and probably bad mouth President Obama.

The only part of his itinerary that will be exceptional will be for him to meet the troops of the U.S and its allies in Afghanistan, and to thank them for protecting people like him, who will allow none of his sons to join the military. Abolishing "the draft" will have been marked in his mind for many years, because of his family.

The problem will be, if Americans will fail to see the shenanigans that the Republicans are anxious to put them through to get them to vote for their candidate. They are drawing all kinds of inferences, including the Poles being annoyed with Obama for meeting with Medvedev, the former Russian leader, and again he (Obama) being at odds with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the European financial crisis. (Politico.com, 7/06/12).

The truth is that they have a lousy candidate, who is acutely narrow minded, and will outsource jobs to foreign lands, to push him on the American people; but the question is, will all the confusion they are creating work?

Many people will doubt that. Why? Because the American people will choose a president, who is in the know, and not just one with vast fortunes; for they are more important than just one single, isolated person; (With or having North Korea in mind).

P.S. Reagan and Obama have traveled abroad before they assumed the presidency, separately though; but times have changed. It will be better to tour Harlem and Watts, by Romney.

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Jack Burton 4 years ago from The Midwest

And how much in depth foreign knowledge did community organizer Obama have, eh.

He of the "Polish death camps," giving the Prime Minister of Great Brittian DVDs that don't work in his country, referring to the “English Embassy” in Iran instead of the British Embassy and believing that people who live in Austria speak "Austrian."

That's just a minor sampling of gaffes. The far worst part is he has lead the country to the brink of foreign disaster in a number of critically hot spots around the world due to his ignorance.


owurakwasip 4 years ago Author

Gaffes are common with most world leaders, and Obama is no exception.

However, with Romney, foreign policy is something new. In other words, he has zilch....nada experience of it.

Obama is a lawyer, and he is briefed with foreign affairs reports every morning, and the legalese in them (reports) can be deciphered in minutes.

Romney being a layman will need a coach to learn from scratch.

It will take him too long to master the technique of effectively studying the reports; and that will be a waste of time. Time is something that the U.S. has very little of.


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Jack Burton 4 years ago from The Midwest

and again... just how much foreign affairs experience did community organizer Obama have two years ago?

And you're just making that up off the top of your head about the "legalese" in the foreign affairs reports. You really have no idea what is in them, or how they are formatted.

Being a lawyer is no more a benefit to being a president than being over six feet tall.


owurakwasip 4 years ago Author

Hello Jack Burton,

The law profession and politics go together; hence, there are more lawyers or legally trained personnel in government than from any other discipline (a field of study).

Now, it is true that anybody can be president, according to your own intellectual prowess (and you gave yourself away); but someone with a legal background stands a better chance than a person working, for example, in a fish market.

It is common knowledge that the reports that I am referring to are presented to any president first thing in the morning (and so, I am not going to get in trouble explaining that to you; meaning that I am not guessing that practice).

They (reports) have always contained legal jargon; and for that matter, it would be easier for Obama to understand the legal terms therein than Romney, who happened to be just a "successful" businessman.

Reagan had that problem, owing to his lack of legal knowledge; (but here too, I wouldn't want to waste my time telling you, when that became public. The Iran contra conflict could remind you).

So, our debate would result in a question of choice; that between Obama, who has legal know-how, and Romney being just a layman, whom should the electorate choose?

... and I rest my case.


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Jack Burton 4 years ago from The Midwest

Well, since the economy is in the tank largely because Obama has no clue as to how business works (not even as well as a fishmonger), and has not a single person on his staff with business experience I would say if America wants to get back to work it should choose a top level businessman with government management experiences at the highest level.

And I note your scare quotes around "successful." That's what I love about you folk... you get so carried away with your own rhetoric that you live in fantasy land. Do you really think the Olympic committee would pick an "unsuccessful" businessperson to run a multi-billion dollar operation and keep it on a firm financial footing.

And no, you still don't have a real, working clue as to what is in those reports unless you are going to make a claim that you either read them or prepared them. My contracts my employees sign have "legal jargon" in them but I don't feel it is necessary to hire only lawyers to work for me.

BTW... we do note that the last time a Democrat lawyer was in the White House he managed to get his legal license taken away from him for ethical malfeasance.


owurakwasip 4 years ago Author

Hi Jack Burton,

Do you know what an "earmark" is? Click on the link below, and after that follow me on twitter @owurakwasip everyday.

http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/Santorum-Romney-Ol...


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Jack Burton 4 years ago from The Midwest

Well, if you want to argue that the Los Angles Olympics didn't need unexpected, extra security after 9/11 then go for it. I'll be happy to watch you make that attempt.

But I see that you've been quite unable to defend your attempt to scare quote "successful." eh. The best you can do is to put a story concerning Romney's rival for office on the hub.


owurakwasip 4 years ago Author

Hi Jack Burton,

I don't think you look straight in the eye of people, when you talk.

To be truthful, the Salt Lake City (XIX Winter) Olympics in 2002, that Romney took over, would have been a failure, if it was not for the American tax payer. (Not Los Angles Olympics, which has never existed).

Neither "success" nor "successful" goes with asset stripping or vulture capitalism; and with Mitt Romney, he is both an asset stripper and a vulture capitalist.

So, none of those two words should ever apply to him.

Santorum is an honest man, and if it isn't for a greedy and an over zealous GOP establishment, Santorum will be the best choice for the Republican Party in the 2012 presidential election.

In other words, the GOP hierarchy has been more influential in having a "rich man" representing the party. So, the option had to be an industrial vampire like Mitt Romney. The rank and file of the Republican Party still did not want him.

He has used Bain Capital to suck the blood out of many companies; and he has been doing so all his life. That was how he amassed his wealth.


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Jack Burton 4 years ago from The Midwest

If the LA Olympics never existed I wonder what all those athletes did in 1984? I mistakingly refereed to the wrong city, but to deny the very existence of them is rather cold.

You simply don't know what Romney did at Bain, and are repeating nonsensical points that you think other people made.

Make no mistake, Romney is about my 10th or 11th choice as my preferred candidate, and I would rather have many others than him. But lying about his record is something that only those with no other means of attacking him would do.


owurakwasip 4 years ago Author

Hi Jack Burton,

Nobody is lying about Romney. He is a dishonest man. The following is a quote from an article about him on the Internet....

".....Romney has hidden much of this wealth outside of the United States, including in a Swiss bank account, a dozen investment vehicles in the Cayman Islands, and in Sankaty High Yield Asset Investors Ltd., a Bermuda tax shelter which Romney had failed to report on the compulsory disclosure forms which are required of all presidential candidates. Romney has resisted making his federal income tax returns from past years available to the public, usually a routine procedure; so far only his 2010 tax return has been disclosed."

If you want the full text, click on the link below or paste it in your browser:

http://presstv.com/detail/2012/07/05/249422/goper-...


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Jack Burton 4 years ago from The Midwest

Romeny is one of tens of thousands who take advantage of fully legal tax shelters to protect money from an overbearing and overzealous tax code. So what? Again, it is fully legal, moral and ethical.

Speaking of disclosures, Obama is the only president in recent history to not make his full medical records available. Hmmmm.... And has the media followed up or questioned this at all? Not once, my friend.


owurakwasip 4 years ago Author

Jack Burton,

Are we talking about two "evils"? Even so, many Americans would choose Obama over Romney any time.

Romney is a cheat, and the whole world knows that; and so, there is no chance that he will ever be president of the United States.


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Jack Burton 4 years ago from The Midwest

Odd definition of a "cheat." One who follows the tax code as written.

And you seem much more concerned about what Romney does with his own money than the hundreds of billions of dollars of the taxpayer's money that Obama has wasted.

But as you posted, the magic word is "choose." And we'll see who the public chooses and who it rejects this November. "Many" does not always equal "most."


owurakwasip 4 years ago Author

Jack Burton,

America will never be proud of an asset stripper or a vulture capitalist; that is what Romney is.

He seems to be your idol; and you continue "worshiping" him and you will be very disappointed in the long run.

At least, Obama has a plan to rebuild the economy, but Romney has NOTHING to offer the American people.

If that is a lie, ask him what he has in mind for the future of America, and the answer will be, "NOTHING."


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Jack Burton 4 years ago from The Midwest

Owur sez: America will never be proud of an asset stripper or a vulture capitalist; that is what Romney is.

Jack replies: Again, Owur doesn't really know what those words mean but he's heard them on the media and they sound soooo ccccooooolllll.

Let me let a pro explain it...

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Like President Obama, Most people have no idea what a venture capitalist does. At the risk of dumbing it down for those who desperately need this, venture capitalists risk their money in the hopes of making more money. A venture is a risk. Capital is money. Sometimes these risks work. Sometimes they fail. Mr. Romney approached failing companies with the intent of turning them around. Sometimes he failed, but he succeeded more than he failed, and became wealthy through his successes.

The liberal myth is that Mitt Romney played the Danny Devito role of Larry the Liquidator. He took companies, stripped them dry, kept all of the money for himself, and destroyed everyone else. The left would have no idea how to explain how this actually works, but it sounds good. The problem with this "analysis" is that people and businesses have reputations. If this narrative of Mr. Romney as Conan the Financial Destroyer were accurate, potential clients would catch on after a few decades and stop doing business with him and Bain Capital. They are still in business precisely because their track record is quite good. Critics of Romney and Bain Capital know they dislike him and the firm, but cannot exactly articulate why.

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhoo...

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owur sez: He seems to be your idol; and you continue "worshiping" him and you will be very disappointed in the long run.

Jack replies: That's why I like about going back and forth with folk like owur. They just don't know when to stop digging that hole they're in even deeper.

At the risk of appear vain, let me quote myself...

"Make no mistake, Romney is about my 10th or 11th choice as my preferred candidate, and I would rather have many others than him. "

How does owur respond? With this... "He seems to be your idol; and you continue "worshiping" him and you will be very disappointed in the long run."

Now, Dear Readers... can ~anyone~ possibly figure out why owur would post such a thing in the flat out note that I just posted concerning this subject? He's running off from emotion, that's why. As long as it makes him feel good, he is going to post it. No need for accuracy, or even any factual material at all.

owur sez: At least, Obama has a plan to rebuild the economy, but Romney has NOTHING to offer the American people.

Jack replies: Obama said the private sector was doing just fine the other day. Of course, Obama HAD a "plan" that spent over a trillion dollars and got exactly zip for the money. If owur wants to make the case that Obama was correct in stating that the private sector was doing fine, I'll be interested in laughing my way thru it.

owur sez: If that is a lie, ask him what he has in mind for the future of America, and the answer will be, "NOTHING."

Jack replies: More over-the-top rhetoric, eh. Just can't help himself but it does feel good.


owurakwasip 4 years ago Author

Jack Burton,

Well, thanks for the detailed information about your idol, Mitt Romney; but no thanks. I can do without it.

By the way, I used the expression "vulture" capitalist to describe Romney, and not "venture" capitalist.

The two are as different as day and night.


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Jack Burton 4 years ago from The Midwest

Yes, the good news is the two terms are different. The bad news is you still don't know what either one means. :-)

And the Dear Readers well note that you refuse to learn when factual information is placed in front of you. You do realize that the next time they hear someone such as you attempt to describe the Republicans or Conservatives a "close minded" they are going to remember your statement and attitude and laugh.

Still working that "idol" shtick, eh. Thank you.


owurakwasip 4 years ago Author

I am a Conservative. I hate abortion and I dislike same-sex marriage. That makes me a Conservative; doesn't it?

However, I am not a Republican. I am an independent and vote whenever I want, and for whom I choose.


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Jack Burton 4 years ago from The Midwest

An "independent" wouldn't refuse to read factual material with a statement such as "Well, thanks for the detailed information about your idol, Mitt Romney; but no thanks. I can do without it."

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