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?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    It would seem you have difficulty reading. I'm sorry, but I have no interest, nor ability to assist you with that.

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    Ah, you me you never really read the original post of mine that you responded to!

    How ironic!
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    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
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    When it comes down to it, all facts are cherry picked.
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    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Too bad you couldn't be bothered to even understand what the term "Smart Power" means, let alone find out the the OP is referencing a NRO screed.

    C'mon cons, raise your game a little.
    Too bad all that was irrelevant to the exchange.
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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Ah, you me you never really read the original post of mine that you responded to!

    How ironic!
    Ah, but if me you me actually did read the original post, you'd be wrong. Again.

    Now that's ironic!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Too bad all that was irrelevant to the exchange.
    Actually, it is directly related to the fact that all of the cons are ignoring what the term "Smart Power" refers to.

    Raise your game.
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    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
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    When it comes down to it, all facts are cherry picked.
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    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    An education is great, but if all you have in your resume is an education, and then you step into the real world armed only with an education, well you have one has seen how that's working out,: not so good well.
    Why is it that people who show contempt for education tend to be the very same ones who use atrocious grammar?
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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    On the other hand, for those challenged by the concept of taking responsibility, the years 2001-2008 have sure helped dig holes for many to bury their heads in.
    Lets try this again salty, If "ProgLibs" are somehow responsible for the Bush Doctrine, you will need to explain.....which you have not yet.
    If you mean that the Neocons have never taken responsibility for the Bush Doctrine....well, salty, that WAS MY POINT.

    If you can't bother to clarify your obtuse rhetoric, just walk now instead of muddying the waters further.
    Quote Originally Posted by trouble13 View Post
    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
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    When it comes down to it, all facts are cherry picked.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Academics should stay in the class room or the teachers lobby and discuss theory, they just don't have what it takes to actually govern. The real world is far more complex and messy than the ivory tower.
    Worked well for T.E. Lawrence. Although he was more of a military commander than a statesman, he was obliged to perform in both roles.

    There is no special category of people that has all of what it takes to "actually govern." Business people and professional politicians dominate the government and have made it generally corrupt.

    And much like effective parenting or any type of leadership, an effective government is as much a gift of the people to ruler as it is a result of the ruler's personal merits.
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    Re: So how is that "Smart Power" working out?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I agree, politicians should do something to help communities or go traveling around the world or work as a lawyer or something before entering politics...
    I would prefer they entered the workforce or even started their own business. Nothing in real life teaches us more than does failure. I would prefer they had the opportunity to fail on their own time, not ours. It's not at all surprising to see our current president run the economy in to the ground considering he had never been exposed to it before he was given the chance to **** it all up.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Lets try this again salty, If "ProgLibs" are somehow responsible for the Bush Doctrine, you will need to explain.....which you have not yet.
    If you mean that the Neocons have never taken responsibility for the Bush Doctrine....well, salty, that WAS MY POINT.

    If you can't bother to clarify your obtuse rhetoric, just walk now instead of muddying the waters further.
    As I wrote before, I have no interest in assisting your improvement in reading.

    Not once did I claim ProgLibs were responsible for anything related to Bush.

    Perhaps you were right to bring to my attention the micro issue present in some people I engage with.

    It's becoming clear it's a valid consideration.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Why is it that people who show contempt for education tend to be the very same ones who use atrocious grammar?
    Get over it. It's an online forum and often people (I know this sometimes happens to me) type something that looks a bit off but it isn't worth the effort to correct it as long as the point is clear. For instance I may have about 2 minutes to read here before my parts show up and then it's back to work. This isn't some classic literary tome. I suspect many are unable to spell or conjugate properly anymore anyway considering the shorthand that comes with speed texting.

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