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    Reaction to Obama's speech reveals GOP split over Afghanistan

    Reaction to Obama's speech reveals GOP split over Afghanistan - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

    President Obama's announcement tonight of a drawdown in U.S. surge forces from Afghanistan met with the dismissal and skepticism that one would expect from Republicans.
    However, there is a split in the reaction: some Republicans are toting the hawkish line of following the wishes of the military and to continue to put forward a strong national defense. Others suggest the war should be ended sooner to save the hundreds of billions of dollars the government spends in Afghanistan yearly.

    Even the candidates running to replace President Obama are somewhat split. They are all trying to appeal to GOP voters who oppose the president, but also to the many Americans who oppose the continued war effort in Afghanistan as well as those who want government spending reduced at all costs. The reactions of three of the leading Republicans show a wide range in the reaction among the president's opponents.
    Sounds like they don't know what they think, actually; they just want the vote and will say or do whatever they have to say or do to get said vote.

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    Re: Reaction to Obama's speech reveals GOP split over Afghanistan

    I find it interesting that some GOPers are now anti useless wars. Could of used some of those back in the Bush days.


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    Ron Paul was against the war in Iraq before any of our troops set foot on Iraqi soil. And unlike Obama, he never voted in favor of funding it...
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: Reaction to Obama's speech reveals GOP split over Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
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    Sounds like they don't know what they think, actually; they just want the vote and will say or do whatever they have to say or do to get said vote.
    What do you care? You're voting Obama/Biden so..

    As for the "article" This is CBS mentally masturbating over nothing. The GOP isn't a mindless bloc of people that all think alike and act alike...

    "Shocking News: GOP Field of potential Presidential Candidates don't all agree on Everything, could this be signs of the Republican Party imploding!?!?!?!"

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    Re: Reaction to Obama's speech reveals GOP split over Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    What do you care? You're voting Obama/Biden so..

    As for the "article" This is CBS mentally masturbating over nothing. The GOP isn't a mindless bloc of people that all think alike and act alike...

    "Shocking News: GOP Field of potential Presidential Candidates don't all agree on Everything, could this be signs of the Republican Party imploding!?!?!?!"

    Now, soon as you guys realize the same holds true of Democrats, we might be getting somewhere.
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    Re: Reaction to Obama's speech reveals GOP split over Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
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    Sounds like they don't know what they think, actually; they just want the vote and will say or do whatever they have to say or do to get said vote.
    couldn't 'possibly' be because they actually have differing opinions, now could it. Not like those Democrats who are solidly behind the President... oh wait... never mind...
    President Barack Obama's Afghanistan plan criticized by Democrats, GOP

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    Re: Reaction to Obama's speech reveals GOP split over Afghanistan

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    Sounds like they don't know what they think, actually; they just want the vote and will say or do whatever they have to say or do to get said vote.
    Ya think?

    What makes them any different than the democrats?

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    Re: Reaction to Obama's speech reveals GOP split over Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    What do you care? You're voting Obama/Biden so..

    As for the "article" This is CBS mentally masturbating over nothing. The GOP isn't a mindless bloc of people that all think alike and act alike...

    "Shocking News: GOP Field of potential Presidential Candidates don't all agree on Everything, could this be signs of the Republican Party imploding!?!?!?!"

    They were pretty mindless whenever Bush decided to drag us into two wars. Oh yeah, I forgot, Ron Paul dissented. Republicans are such individuals.
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    Re: Reaction to Obama's speech reveals GOP split over Afghanistan

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    Sounds like they don't know what they think, actually; they just want the vote and will say or do whatever they have to say or do to get said vote.
    I have to side with the GOP on this one. We don't need to be in Afghanistan. Mission has been accomplished. Bring our soldiers home.
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    Re: Reaction to Obama's speech reveals GOP split over Afghanistan

    Afghanistan is complicated. They're a very tribal people, not unified by any national identity in the sense that we know it. (Hell we're less and less unified ourselves, aren't we?) I'm not sure what the answer is, and it looks like BO isn't either.

    His speech seems to have pleased very few, including the progressives - not that they'll vote against him - so please don't think it is only the GOP who is divided on this.

    Democratic Rep. Barney Frank, a bellwether of his party’s progressive wing, says he was “disappointed” in President Obama’s announcement that he’s withdrawing all of the so-called surge troops from Afghanistan by September of next year.

    “Removing the 33,000 troops in over a year in our budget crisis is not nearly good enough,” the Massachusetts lawmaker said on MSNBC.
    Not good enough, Frank says | POLITICO 44

    And please don't excuse BO for any ulterior motives regarding Afghanistan policy and re-election. He only reluctantly agreed to additional troops in 2009 - and then after spending months to review McChrystal's recommendations - and set a 2011 review date at that point, just in time for the presidential campaign season.

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