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

    those that can do, do
    those that can't teach

    there, feel better?

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

    So the smartest kid in the room (Barry) looks kinda dumb now
    yeah everyone can see that

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    What?
    and what is this fixation with attacking education?

    Answer the bloody question: would you consult a professor or a Colonel with combat experience?
    I answered that. The one who knows. You said policy decision. Colonels are largely not the best for policy. Generals neither. That said, diplomats are not best for battle strategy. You and others seem to assume there's a one size fits all situations.

    Btw, many professors have often held other jobs and positions, which is why I noted few have lived their entire lives cloistered in any ivory towers.

    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?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    those that can do, do
    those that can't teach

    there, feel better?
    Those who can't teach, whine about education.

    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?

    I am unconcerned with education
    what does it have with our siding with Al-Qaeda in Syria?
    did he learn that at Columbia ?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    I am unconcerned with education
    what does it have with our siding with Al-Qaeda in Syria?
    did he learn that at Columbia ?
    We didn't do any smarter invading Iraq. Both actions are less than stellar. Neither garnered support from me. But education should not have been tossed around. It's that anti-education, anti-science, anti-thought position that really gets to me. Disagree, as do I, but make rational arguments and leave the disdain for being educated at the door.

    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?

    How is "Smart Power" working out for the United States?
    That's what we were promised, right? Ineffectual bumbling around the Middle East was done because the smart people weren't in charge. The world wasn't a mess of incompatible national interests, difficult trade-offs, no-win situations, and irreconcilable differences, but merely a rubix cube, waiting for the Smartest President Ever to come in and Be Wonderful Enough To Solve It. Remember?
    So. How's that working out?


    79.17% of the folks think:
    We are so screwed that we now lose no matter WHAT we do

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    How is "Smart Power" working out for the United States?
    That's what we were promised, right? Ineffectual bumbling around the Middle East was done because the smart people weren't in charge. The world wasn't a mess of incompatible national interests, difficult trade-offs, no-win situations, and irreconcilable differences, but merely a rubix cube, waiting for the Smartest President Ever to come in and Be Wonderful Enough To Solve It. Remember?
    So. How's that working out?


    79.17% of the folks think:
    We are so screwed that we now lose no matter WHAT we do
    BO,s playing chess while the r/cons are playing checkers...with a few pieces missing.
    The haggardness of poverty is everywhere seen contrasted with the sleekness of wealth, the exhorted labor of some compensating for the idleness of others, wretched hovels by the side of stately colonnades, the rags of indigence blended with the ensigns of opulence; in a word, the most useless profusion in the midst of the most urgent wants.Jean-Baptiste Say

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

    a few pieces missing
    a few bricks short of a full load?
    Mark my werds ol Barry is screwing things up so bad yer gonna have a front row seat to some really BIG fireworks soon
    and no amount of blaming boosch the GOP or the man in the moon is going to help U.S. then

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    those that can do, do
    those that can't teach

    there, feel better?
    Sometimes true, sometimes false. Professors in many fields both do and teach. Public school teachers both do and teach if you consider their primary fields to be pedagogy (as I do consider them to be primarily pedagogists) rather than science, mathematics, or social studies (etc.), but if they take pride in their knowledge in the subject matter they teach, maybe so.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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