Originally Posted by kool kat2
You have to admit, he could have stated it in a way that didn't sound like he wanted the troops to stay longer. Out of context? Just a bit. I'm sure he didn't mean it as it was said. (i could be wrong) Obama pretty much just used the poor choice of words to his advantage..... Just my 2 cents.
That may well be true. Still the point remains that he was criticizing the way Obama pulled the troops out and how fast he pulled the troops out. He was not saying Obama shouldn't have pulled the troops out at all. The article is pretty clear on that and cites other quotes from Romney clarifying his statement. These quotes and the article in general are ignored for convenience sake. The point is that when Obama takes a quote out of context in order to misrepresent his opponent's stance it's a "reasonable interpretation." When Ryan does the same thing (like he did with the plant closing thing) it's a bald faced lie and he should be ashamed of himself. Obama said the plant wouldn't close. It closed. Obviously Obama had nothing to do with the plant closing. It's a complete misrepresentation of a quote. But Ryan doing it is reprehensible. Obama doing it is ok.
This is the problem with politics. It's turned into a religion. Anyone who opposes you is demonized regardless what they say. Anyone who agrees with you is a saint no matter what they say. We've got to the point where a candidate could sacrifice a child to a goat god live on TV and half the country would defend it. We've got a country that has some serious problems. The economy is still in the crapper. The healthcare system is flawed. Medicare and Social Security are going to run out of money. We're in debt up to our eyeballs and the only thing both candidates seem to agree on is that we need to go further into debt. But rather than focus on solving these problems it's more important that we defeat the political infidels. If you criticize a Democratic plan, you must be stopped. If you criticize a Republican plan, you must be stopped. We should be sitting down and looking at the good and the bad and picking the best ideas. Instead we want to dismiss every single idea from the other party and belittle them for even opposing us in the first place, then ram our agenda down everyone's throat. It's a religion to us. Both parties do the same thing but it's ok when we do it, but evil if the other party does. I'm growing to despise politics. But a disinterested voting populace isn't an answer either.