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Rep. DeSantis-Obama Choosing “Butter Over Guns” On Fiscal Matters


By Javier Manjarres

Congressman Ron DeSantis did not mince his words when he criticized President Obama’s foreign policy. DeSantis states that be believes that the U.S. is “less respected in the world then we were before he (Obama) took office.” DeSantis continued his mild-mannered screed against President Obama by saying that Obama is in essence no friend of Israel, because he feels the President is “not as interested in maintaining close relationships” with Israel and other allies around the world.

 I think we’re less respected in the world then we were before he took office, I think that his view basically is country’s that are hostile to us, he tries to curry favor with them and show them that he is amenable… He views people that are our allies, like Israel, some of the eastern European countries and he is not as interested in maintaining close relationships with them. He thinks that us being close to Israel is actually harmful to our national security. Its just the way he sees the world. –Rep. Ron DeSantis

When discussing the recent fiscal situation as it relates to defense, DeSantis said that President Obama was “going to choose butter over guns’ and push for more domestic spending and Obamacare, at the expense of the national defense budget. DeSantis added that “if Obama has his way, you will see defense continue to decline” and the he also believes that “countries realize that they can probably push him around, he’s probably not going to react in a way that is firm.”

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  1. Carlos January 18, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Obama’s already been pushed around by a pack of Libyan thugs. He chose to let them look tough and America look weak, at the price of worldwide humilaiton and 4 American lives.

  2. Patriot January 18, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    I don’t think he is being pushed around; he is one of them, the Islamo fascists.

    • Rich January 19, 2013 at 10:28 am

      You know, you really know how to make yourself look dumb here.

      Who,exactly, has been killing off Islamist extremists all around the world? Is it, maybe, the Obama Administration?

      If President Obama was an “Islamo Fascist” would he be doing that?

      Get real, buddy.

  3. Donald Berrian January 19, 2013 at 8:42 am

    Sorry, but I am an Goldwater/Nixon Republican and I remember when we were respected not for being the biggest bully on the block but for believing in “truth, justice, and the American way”. Obama is as bad as Bush but calling him worse is silly.

    He doesn’t have a choice of “guns over butter” anyway because the guns are a lot cheaper than the butter. Take a look at the difference between the spending on the military and Medicare/Medicaid!

  4. Lowie January 19, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Northeastern Florida has finally sent a fine young man to Washington to reveal the ugly truth about what the progressives have pushed through Congress. We find ourselves on the brink of financial collapse with a debt well over 16 trillion. What we have in Washington are very dangerous people who show contempt of our laws and the Constitution and they must be stopped. Ron DeSantis will be one of many who will speak out and tell us the truth. We must regain the Senate in 2014 to reverse what the progressives are trying to ram down our throats. I voted for this fine young man and am proud of our community who voted overwhelmingly for him to help reveal the left’s agenda

  5. anne January 20, 2013 at 9:02 am

    he doesn’t know how to make choices. doesn’t know the diff between guns and butter and how to aid an economic balance. always the easy way out and blame someone else. he has yet to figure out that for every reaction, something else will happen–you know, the basics. he is NO leader. cannot prioritize. he’s talking about guns and doing nothing about the february budget requirement–he has chosen to ignore it and flaunts his ignorance–lack of knowledge. think this guy ever sat thru econ 101? ever occur to him that appointing a weak secy of state would have repercussions? how bout having a vp that looks to be entering a questionable medical condition?

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Rep. DeSantis-Obama Choosing “Butter Over Guns” On Fiscal Matters

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