Can Dems Escape Obama's Foreign Policy Blunders?

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Republicans attacking Democrats on Obama?s unpopular foreign policy: How can the president?s party defend itself from GOP political attacks?


Sens. Mark Udall, Jeanne Shaheen, and Kay Hagan all serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee. With national security in the headlines, that position could give them standing to speak with authority about terrorist threats and what they believe the United States should do to respond to them. But at the moment when the president’s response to the threat from ISIS is being criticized, and approval of his handling of foreign affairs is low (at only 34 percent), being a member from the same party with responsibility for national security issues may be a liability.
The president announced military action against the jihadist outfit several weeks ago, but the issue is taking off in the broader political discussion only now. Republicans have an overwhelming advantage over Democrats when people are asked which party they trust to handle national security issues. In the latest CBS poll, Republicans have a 20-point lead on this question and respondents have elevated national security issues to their second-most important concern.
President Obama told CBS’s 60 Minutes that he agreed with National Intelligence Director James Clapper’s recent assessment that “we underestimated the Islamic State.” Several officials in the intelligence agencies the president was including in that “we” do not happen to agree. I spoke to one former senior member of the intelligence community who says they had been watching and reporting on ISIS to the administration for a long time. Last June, on Face the Nation, former CIA acting director Mike Morell said that the intelligence agencies had been on the case and that the failure to confront the threat was not an “intelligence failure.” A senior intelligence official repeated a version of the same thing to the New York Times on Tuesday.
Democrats have two other options. They can pivot from talking about the past and highlight that their opponents don’t really disagree with the president’s strategy. It might be good on the merits, but it bogs them down in a conversation about national security where voters are more likely to trust Republicans. The other option is to talk about anything else—preferably a domestic policy issue. That latter option appears to be the approach most Democrats are likely to take.
it's what they do best. Deflect, deflect, deflect.
 
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Dumbocrats are running away from everything Obama. Hell, Obama went to Colorado a while back for a fundraiser for some guy running and the guy found better things to do than be seen with him.
 
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We are at six years into his tenure as POTUS.... Yobama owns it (despite all Lefty claims to the contrary)

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It won't be that much of a problem. You idiots poisoned the well with your multiple wars and war debt. Face it, try as you will to deflect, yeah it's you not the Democrats, Bush's war will be a campaign issue in this election and in 16. Keep beating that war drum.
 
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It won't be that much of a problem. You idiots poisoned the well with your multiple wars and war debt. Face it, try as you will to deflect, yeah it's you not the Democrats, Bush's war will be a campaign issue in this election and in 16. Keep beating that war drum.

In a thread about Dems running away from Obama you post about Bush.......and then cry about deflecting.

Hackpocrisy on steroids.
 
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Sure! Why not! Bush escaped responsibility for 911 and invading that wrong country, Iraq.

Compared to the mountains of foreign policy blunders by Bush and Co., this is a molehill. Obama took his time and didn't rush to judgment.

Some people will never learn from our history.
 
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We are at six years into his tenure as POTUS.... Yobama owns it (despite all Lefty claims to the contrary)

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Obama owns the mess you made because he inherited it. That said nobody has forgotten that wholly unnecessary and costly war that continues to plague us. You own the wholly unnecessary and costly. I gotta ask how really stupid are you? The middle east is the most fucked up places on the planet, how were Republican idiots able to make it worse. Bush 1 knew better. How did you Republicans get so damn dumb in just 8years? What were seeing now is the aftermath of what you do when you try to govern.
 
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I find these threads hilarious. They always turn into conservative circle jerks. LOL :stupid:
I agree. I can't show any respect for these idiots because their stupidity is willful and as we saw with Iraq just how dangerous stupidity from hubris is.
 
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"Can Dems Escape Obama's Foreign Policy Blunders?"

Good grief, if republicans are still a viable party after George, the war president, then democrats ain't got nothin to fear.
 
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