View Poll Results: How is "Smart Power" working out for the United States?

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  • Smart Power has made incredible foreign policy gains for us

    1 4.17%
  • Smart Power helped us "reset" relations with Russia et al.

    2 8.33%
  • Smart Power works, but turned out to be Bush Doctrine Lite

    2 8.33%
  • We are so screwed that we now lose no matter WHAT we do

    19 79.17%
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Thread: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    I can drive and have a million and a half accident free miles, Sebastian Vettel can drive
    Obama has driven us into a ditch, repeatedly therefore even I could run this country better than Barry

    Course I'd steer clear of the ditches instead of aiming for them?

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Why is it my ivory tower ideas never seem to work out?
    Well cuz this is the Real World Barry not a classroom


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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Academics are the problem, I am the solution. Academics tend to be left wing elitist who have never done an honest days work in their life, never had to show a profit and have no concept of the real world outside their ivory tower. They fill the minds of our youth with socialist anti America dogma and are more about indoctrination than education.
    You know that's bs. Complete bs. Take me. I've drove truck, served in the military, worked retail, waited tables, cooked, partnered in an antique shop, and worked construction. What in that is not an honest days work?

    And I'm not alone.

    You also have no respect for young people who work jobs, have families, and try to balance both with getting an education. You also think they don't have their own minds. How arrogant of you.

    Like I said, the stuff you spew is the problem. Not education.
    Last edited by Boo Radley; 09-07-13 at 07:22 PM.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Boo Radley 2016!

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    You know that's bs. Complete bs. Take me. I've drove truck, served in the military, worked retail, waited tables, cooked, partnered in an antique shop, and worked construction. What in that is not an honest days work?

    And I'm not alone.

    You also have no respect for young people who work jobs, have families, and try to balance both with getting an education. You also think they don't have their own minds. How arrogant of you.

    Like I said, the stuff you spew is the problem. Not education.
    Then you are not an academic, relax.

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Then you are not an academic, relax.
    Really?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    really

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    really
    Than really, no one is.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    ac·a·dem·ic
    2: not of practical relevance; of only theoretical interest.
    "the debate has been largely academic"
    synonyms: theoretical, conceptual, notional, philosophical, hypothetical, speculative, conjectural, suppositional;

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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    ac·a·dem·ic
    2: not of practical relevance; of only theoretical interest.
    "the debate has been largely academic"
    synonyms: theoretical, conceptual, notional, philosophical, hypothetical, speculative, conjectural, suppositional;
    Try the first one:


    1.of or relating to education and scholarship. "academic achievement" synonyms: educational, scholastic, instructional, pedagogical More scholarly, studious, literary, well-read, intellectual, clever, erudite, learned, educated, cultured, bookish, highbrow, pedantic, donnish, cerebral; informalbrainy, inkhorn; datedlettered. of or relating to an educational or scholarly institution or environment."students resplendent in academic dress"(of an institution or a course of study) placing a greater emphasis on reading and study than on technical or practical work."an academic high school that prepares students for the best colleges and universities"(of a person) interested in or excelling at scholarly pursuits and activities. "Ben is not an academic child but he tries hard" (of an art form) conventional, esp. in an idealized or excessively formal way.

    Or as a noun:

    noun
    1.
    a teacher or scholar in a college or institute of higher education.
    synonyms: scholar, lecturer, teacher, tutor, professor, fellow, man/woman of letters, don, bluestocking; More

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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