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The Republican Obsession

scott s. Wrote: Feb 05, 2013 4:18 PM
I think Pat is right. At one time an important part of the Republican "brand" was that they could be trusted on foreign policy, while the Dems had too many lefty looney-tunes. But today I don't see any Republican that has standing on foreign policy. Romney fumbled any chance by buying into "it's the economy stupid" to the exclusion of foreign policy.

If last week's hearing for Chuck Hagel raised questions about his capacity to be secretary of defense, the show trial conducted by his inquisitors on the tribunal raised questions about the GOP.

Is the Republican Party, as currently constituted, even capable of conducting a foreign policy befitting a world power? Or has it learned nothing and forgotten nothing since George W. Bush went home and the nation rejected John McCain for Barack Obama?

Consider the great foreign issues on the front burner today.

Will the Japan-China clash over islets in the South China Sea, now involving warplanes and warships...