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?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Ah, but if me you me actually did read the original post, you'd be wrong. Again.

    Now that's ironic!
    lulz....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    I suppose if one completely forgets
    2001-2008, where having "dumb" people execute "dumb" policies which
    has caused directly and indirectly much of the instability in the Middle East today.....then one could incorrectly define "Smart Power" and whine about the situation in the ME.

    What depth of understanding and vision!
    Oh FFS, is it THAT difficult for you to be objective and not blame EVERYTHING on Bush.

    Face it, morons outnumbered the voters with brains in 2008 and 2012, and now we're reaping the " benefits".

    When Bush left office all you people had was the false narratives about Iraq's WMDs.

    Now, the ME is a mess, with a amatuer at the helm.

    When will you folks learn ?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    No, you did not.
    If you don't know the answer to the question, then be a man and admit it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Nothing wrong with education but it is only one part of a resume to be pres not the end all be all.
    Then stop degrading education. Being intelligent isn't a bad thing.

    As for resumes, we might start asking what is the requirements for the job? There really isn't that type of process in our political system where we lay out qualifications and read resumes. besides, it's also true that any person can meet a resume and still not be able to the job, and someone else can not meet a state requirement and be excellent at the job. This is not an exact science.

    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 Gimmesometruth View Post
    Is that what is being called for?
    A: No it isn't, so you have created a straw man.
    It's precisely what Obama expected, so if a straw man has been created, you can thank him for it. Did he, or did he not say that he didn't create the red line - that the world did? He did. Just yesterday.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    This still makes no sense, "ProgLibs" never ignored the absolute disaster of the Bush Doctrine .....nor are those whining about the reintroduction of "Smart Power" claiming the "ProgLibs" are ignoring its application.

    You make no sense on multiple levels.
    I'm sorry. It's not my intent. It's apparent I can't reach down to your level of understanding.

    Please forgive me.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    I'm sorry. It's not my intent. It's apparent I can't reach down to your level of understanding.

    Please forgive me.
    Just for the record, as he's not a 7th grader, I'd rather that statement be walked back than to act irresponsibly and take reckless action.

    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?

    WWIII is right round the corner kiddies
    button up and get ready

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

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    It's precisely what Obama expected
    He expected you to create a straw argument? really?
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moderate Right View Post
    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?

    I never argue with a straw men, just set them ablaze

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