Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Obama's 'Horses And Bayonets' Comment Goes Viral (VIDEO) Apples And Oranges Ryan & Biden Responses &Ann Coulter Calls Obama "A Retard"

Obama's 'Horses And Bayonets' Comment Goes Viral (VIDEO):

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Ryan & Biden

Paul Ryan appears a bit thick when he says Obama's reference to horses and bayonets of the US military in 1916 compared to what the USA has now was an insult to America's military and navy of 1916 or an insult to the current US navy.

Ryan is just focusing on this remark as a way to make Obama to appear to be trashing the US navy and military. Romney in the debate said the USA has fewer ships than it did in 1916 and Obama used the comment to suggest that Romney was too uninformed to realize there is no straight forward way in which to compare the Navy then with the navy now.

The critique is that Romney is basically comparing apples and oranges hoping his supporters will accept whatever Romney has to say without really thinking about it or fact checking. The USA already spends more on its military each year than any other nation

Joe Biden's response to Ryan's faux outrage about comparing today's US Navy with that of America's Navy in 1916 -apples and oranges. Biden emphasizes that the comparison is that one of the USA's aircraft carriers has more fire power than the US air-force and navy circa 1916 . Only counting the numbers of aircraft and ships is not how how one defines the power of a military . It is rather a matter of the fire-power ,speed and other factors.

For instance see :Joe Biden, Paul Ryan Spar Over Obama's 'Horses And Bayonets' Comment In Presidential Debate AP/The Huffington Post | Posted: 10/23/2012

Obama Was Right On Navy, Says Former Navy Secretary Richard Danzig by Joshua Hersh at Huff Post, Oct. 23, 2012
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- President Barack Obama's "horses and bayonets" zinger, shooting down Mitt Romney's concerns about the state of the Navy, may have drawn reproach from Republicans, who called it "petty" and "belittling." But at least one former Navy secretary told The Huffington Post after Monday night's foreign policy debate that Obama was right on the mark. "I thought the president's line was terrific," said Richard Danzig, who served as secretary of the Navy for two years under President Bill Clinton.

"You don't measure efficacy by the number of ships. You measure it by your firepower, by the character of your people, the character of your equipment." During the Boca Raton debate, Romney repeated his campaign call to build new ships for the Navy and accused Obama of allowing the number of ships to drop to its lowest point since 1917.

"I think Governor Romney maybe hasn't spent enough time looking at how our military works," Obama replied. "Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers, where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater -- nuclear submarines."
Faux Pundit Uberconservative Comedian who appears starved for attention Ann Coulter insults President Obama calling him a "retard" .

 One has to remember that this is how Ann Coulter has made herself rich by saying outrageous and using mean spirited comments rather than appealing to a cogent argument. For someone who supposedly made it through university her vocabulary and her rhetorical style are rather limited.

 Each book she writes is not much different than the one before just a series of insults of anyone who is liberal, progressive or who takes Jesus at his word that we should be empathetic with others (the Good Samaritan) and love not just friends, family and neighbors but even our enemies.

 Ann Coulter claims to be a "Real Christian" which according to her means hating liberal Christians, the weak, the meek, the poor , the needy, those who are mentally or physically challenged and she hates all Arabs and Muslims and African-Americans and Hispanic-Americans and Gays and Lesbians .

Ann Coulter  like other uberconservatives and followers and devotees of Ayn Rand, Leo Strauss ,Machiavelli (and anyone else to the right of the average dictator such as Pinochet, Franco, Mussolini ) believes God loves the rich more than the poor (Jesus the rich & the eye of a needle ring any bells not for Ann) and that God like Ann has little time for the poor who are just plain losers , complainers and whiners who should be grateful for the crumbs from her table .

 This is of course the same ideology and twisted self-serving Christian and bastardized  LDS / Mormon theology that Mitt Romney ,Paul Ryan and the GOP want to take to the Oval Office . They use their version of an  Americanized Christianity to support an ideology of greed and unfettered deregulated Monopolistic Capitalism and the winner take all mentality and f*** the poor or even the Middle Class who in their view are too lazy or stupid to be rich like them.

  Ann Coulter Calls Obama A 'Retard' Huffington Post, Oct. 23, 2012
Ann Coulter called President Obama a "retard" on Monday night. She made the remark on Twitter after the third and final presidential debate between Obama and Mitt Romney.
"I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard," she tweeted.
Coulter was met with some backlash from people on Twitter, who called it "offensive and disrespectful" and asked her, "Are you out of your f-cking mind?" At the end of the debate, voters gave the victory to Obama. The showdown, according to pundits, was notable for how aggressively he attacked his rival and how much Romney seemed to agree with the president.

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