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Peace through strength remains the motto of the Republican Party. Republicans support maintaining the most powerful military in the world. President Obama has enacted sweeping defense budget cuts that have weakened our ability to defend ourselves. The Republican Party believes in a restoring the country’s military to improve our ability to respond to direct threats to American interests around the globe.


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Obama's Clueless White House

- July 31, 2012

WH Spokesman Jay Carney Was Not Aware That Air Force One Will Land At An Ohio Air Base That Obama Wants To Eliminate. REPORTER: "Can you talk a little bit about why the president is going back to the same area of Akron, Ohio tomorrow that he has visited before? And in Mansfield the local paper is reporting if President Obama has his way his Air Force One arrival would be one of the final flights into the Mansfield airport, because the president wants to do away with the mission for the 800 guardsmen at the Mansfield." WH Spokesman Jay Carney: "I'll have to take the question, I'm not aware of that particular issue. In terms of why is he going to Ohio and Akron -" REPORTER: "But that area of Ohio, Mansfield and Akron, I mean he was just there on the bus tour." CARNEY: "There is not an inch of Ohio that the president does not love to visit. It's a great state, my wife's home state." REPORTER: "In terms of Mansfield, can we get you to take that question?" CARNEY: "Sure. I'm not aware of even the policy implications or what issue this is." ... Continue Reading »

Research

Obama's Clueless White House

- July 31, 2012

WH Spokesman Jay Carney Was Not Aware That Air Force One Will Land At An Ohio Air Base That Obama Wants To Eliminate. REPORTER: "Can you talk a little bit about why the president is going back to the same area of Akron, Ohio tomorrow that he has visited before? And in Mansfield the local paper is reporting if President Obama has his way his Air Force One arrival would be one of the final flights into the Mansfield airport, because the president wants to do away with the mission for the 800 guardsmen at the Mansfield." WH Spokesman Jay Carney: "I'll have to take the question, I'm not aware of that particular issue. In terms of why is he going to Ohio and Akron -" REPORTER: "But that area of Ohio, Mansfield and Akron, I mean he was just there on the bus tour." CARNEY: "There is not an inch of Ohio that the president does not love to visit. It's a great state, my wife's home state." REPORTER: "In terms of Mansfield, can we get you to take that question?" CARNEY: "Sure. I'm not aware of even the policy implications or what issue this is."... Continue Reading »

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In TV Interview, Obama Challenged About Local Defense Cut In Pennsylvania

- March 13, 2012

“Tonight, President Obama is responding to plans to close the 911th Air lift in Moon. The Air Force is phasing out the C-130 program, effectively closing that base in Moon. Local lawmakers have been fighting to keep it open, arguing the 911th outperformed bases not slated for closure. In a one-on-one interview with KDKA Political Editor John Delano today, the President says when it comes to military budgets, tough decisions have to be made.”... Continue Reading »

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They Said It: Secretary Of Defense Says Huge Debt And Deficits Are National Security Threats

- February 14, 2012

Secretary Of Defense Leon Panetta: “Senator, first of all, I’m abiding by the law, the law that was passed by Congress that required reductions that we proposed. And I think, you know, just to your comment, we have tried to step up to the plate and do our duty here. I think, in weighing how you address this issue, you’ve also got to take into consideration the national security threat that comes from the huge deficits and the huge debt that we’re running. We’re running a debt now that is comparable to our GDP. At some point, the Congress and the President have to address that larger issue. What I’m doing here is basically doing my part as dictated by the Congress.” ... Continue Reading »

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