"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Boehner: Lay Off Traveling President

Jake Sherman email from the Hill:
Speaker John Boehner showed a sliver of daylight with Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney Tuesday morning, saying it’s inappropriate to criticize an American president while he’s traveling overseas. 
The Ohio Republican was asked Tuesday morning about whether he agrees with Romney that Russia is the United States’ number one geopolitical foe. He declined to engage. 
“Clearly the president is overseas,” Boehner said after a closed meeting of House Republicans. “He's at a conference and while the president is overseas, I think it’s appropriate that people not be critical of him or of our country.” 
Boehner is the only elected House Republican leader who hasn’t endorsed Romney – Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) are on Romney’s team.
Source:  Politico Burns and Haberman Daily Blog

Is Romney really this clueless?  It has been protocol for years that you don't criticize a sitting President while he is overseas representing the United States.  First Romney doesn't understand Russia with his Delusional Foreign Policy as documented by The Pink Flamingo.  Now Romney doesn't understand you do not criticize the President especially during a Presidential campaign when he is traveling overseas.  That shows a lack of Romney paying attention over the years to foreign policy, but yet he wants to be President?  Why?

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