Romney, Obama fighting for the young vote

One of the battlegrounds of the 2012 presidential campaign will be younger voters, as the Associated Press reports:

WASHINGTON — Once thought to be solidly behind President Barack Obama, younger voters burdened by a bleak employment picture, high gas prices and student loan debt are being aggressively wooed by the Democrat and his likely Republican challenger, Mitt Romney.

In 2008, Obama had a 34-point advantage over Republican Sen. John McCain among voters under age 30. He won about two-thirds of the vote in that age group.

But a new Harvard poll suggests the president may face a harder sales job with younger voters this time around. Obama led Romney by 12 points among those ages 18-24, according to the survey. Among those in the 25-29 age group, Obama held a 23-point advantage.

To keep that advantage among young voters, Obama is campaigning to keep interest rates on student loans at their current level. Unless Congress takes action by July, those rates are scheduled to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. According to Obama, “that’s basically a $1,000 tax hike for more than 7 million students across America.”

However, the House Republican budget makes no provision for such a change, which puts Romney in a bit of a pickle. Should he side with House Republicans, or should he side with college students and recent college graduates? On Monday, he made his choice.

“Particularly with the number of college graduates that can’t find work or that can only find work well beneath their skill level, I fully support the effort to extend the low interest rate on student loans,” Romney told reporters.

Basically, Romney decided that the best way to beat Obama was to copy from him, at least on this issue. Maybe the strategy will work; maybe it won’t. But I suspect it would work at least a little bit better if Romney could also pull off something like this:

– Jay Bookman

779 comments Add your comment

Soothsayer

April 25th, 2012
9:49 pm

Kam: I downloaded Adblock Plus but I could not find anywhere to put in the text you posted. HELP!

Doggone/GA

April 25th, 2012
9:49 pm

“I don’t use IE, Doggone. Too many problems with it”

I hear that all the time and I’ve never been able to figure out what kind of problem people have with it. It’s always worked fine for me, both at home and at work. And I’ve used it for YEARS.

Fred ™

April 25th, 2012
9:50 pm

Recon 0311 2533

April 25th, 2012
9:45 pm

Fred, you and I have gone back and forth on more than just a few occasions. I’ve seen you come on this blog looking for a fight with others as well. You don’t pack enough gear to get to me with insults, so you may as well drink a little bit more loud mouth and move on to somebody else because I’ve got your number and it doesn’t ring up on the man side of the ledger.
++++++++++++++++++++++++

Oh in other words, I called your bluff and you aren’t even holding a pair. You have like 10 high. You spouted bullsht, you KNOW you spouted Bullsht, yet you aren’t man enough to just say, “Hey, I spouted Bullsht.’

That’s cool Scoutie. I expected nothing else from you. Nice try on the drinking thing. You wanna accuse me of doing crack next you small little man? I mean THAT is the best you can do lol? I’m laughing AT you not with you………

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWBUl7oT9sA

Recon 0311 2533

April 25th, 2012
9:50 pm

Y’all enjoy the evening. I’m out

Bruno

April 25th, 2012
9:51 pm

Kamchak: I tried that and it didn’t work. I’ve added *meebo.com/* AND meebo.com. What am I doing wrong?

I’m stuck also. I added the Adblock Plus feature, then attempted to “add” meebo.com to the list, but no action so far.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

April 25th, 2012
9:52 pm

Fred

I think you need the two parallel lines as illustrated here ||*meebo.com/*

That key is found between the Enter and Backspace keys combo’d with the forward slash.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Note to Kam: Sorry to see you settling for the role of a sideline sniper.

I think I’ll survive your disappointment.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

April 25th, 2012
9:53 pm

“One of the battlegrounds of the 2012 presidential campaign will be younger voters, as the Associated Press reports”

And ……………… another one of the battlegrounds of the 2012 presidential campaign will be INTELLIGENT voters as 0311 reports !

Doggone/GA

April 25th, 2012
9:54 pm

“I’m stuck also. I added the Adblock Plus feature, then attempted to “add” meebo.com to the list, but no action so far.”

I don’t know anything about Adblock…but in IE I had to expand the toolbar and then refresh the screen a couple/three times and it finally went away.

Fred ™

April 25th, 2012
9:56 pm

Heck Kam. I copy pasted (to get the ||) ||*meebo.com/*
Still didn’t work.

Fred ™

April 25th, 2012
9:58 pm

Scout: You look for conflict where there really is none. I merely request you stick to the topic and ask for what it is you want answered. YOU are the one who holds a grudge and gets assy lol. You were all buddy buddy once when I used a different name yet posted the same things I always post……..

Soothsayer

April 25th, 2012
9:59 pm

Success! Go back and find the string Kam posted at 9:34 (Click on the link). When you download Adblock you should see a small dialogue bar at the bottom of your screen. Go to filter preferences.Click on “Add filter” in the upper right of the dialogue box and paste the string you got from the 9:34. Voila!

Fred ™

April 25th, 2012
10:00 pm

Well I’m old and fat and have to do actually physical labor tomorrow for which I am wholly unprepared for. It kicked my ass today and it will be worse tomorrow. How in the hell did I let myself get this fat and sloppy.

Well it’s nobody’s fault but mine……..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZibgdi7hXY

Bruno

April 25th, 2012
10:01 pm

Sooth–I did exactly that, but no results for me. I guess I’ll just have to put up with the annoyance. I’m guessing the AJC is deriving revenue from meebo.

Bruno

April 25th, 2012
10:02 pm

Out for a few. Appreciate the attempted help, Kam.

Soothsayer

April 25th, 2012
10:02 pm

No Meebo! This is Heaven! Hallelujah!

Fred ™

April 25th, 2012
10:03 pm

Sooth: I’ve used adblock for ages. I’m still not seeing success lol.

JFYI: Here is anohter great program to help protect your computer (free of course). I’ve been using it as well for years.

http://www.winpatrol.com/

getalife

April 25th, 2012
10:07 pm

It is a free blog.

The least you can do is click on the link one time then hide it.

Soothsayer

April 25th, 2012
10:10 pm

Fred: go to “Tools” Double click on either Adblock Plus or Adblock Lite. Click on “Filter preferences” In the upper right corner look for “Add filter” the add this stream ||*meebo.com/*

The Meebo will go away.

Soothsayer

April 25th, 2012
10:12 pm

Oops! After “Tools” then “Add-ons” SORRY!

barking frog

April 25th, 2012
10:15 pm

Take care of your tools
and your tools will take
care of you.

Fred ™

April 25th, 2012
10:16 pm

Sooth; I’ve done that. No love. Well kind of. I HAVE no “tools” any more. I’m using the latest Firefox and they did away with tools. I click on extensions and add that in and nothing happens……..

Fred ™

April 25th, 2012
10:16 pm

Oh well. Later. I’m going to bed.

Soothsayer

April 25th, 2012
10:16 pm

I just can’t believe I don’t have to look at that stupid Meebo bar anymore. THIS IS WONDERFUL!

Soothsayer

April 25th, 2012
10:20 pm

Fred: when you click on tools and add-ons do you see Adblock Plus or Adblock Lite?

If not you need to download one or the other. Click on “get add-ons” and put Adblock in the search window.

Look for Adblock Plus 2.0.3 and click download.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

April 25th, 2012
10:22 pm

Fred:

Good to see you are here. This is from the other night. Try to remain calm.

“Professor Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School is already on the record opining that the arrest affidavit filed against George Zimmerman for the alleged second-degree murder of Trayvon Martin is “so thin that it won’t make it past a judge on a second-degree murder charge … everything in the affidavit is completely consistent with a defense of self-defense.”

http://www.newsmax.com/US/Trayvon-Martin-Zimmerman-killing/2012/04/20/id/436616

P.S.

Many disagree with your assessment of this incident. What will you do if a judge, jury and/or appellate court also disagree with you?

Remember, this is a nation of laws ………… not “Freds” !

Soothsayer

April 25th, 2012
10:24 pm

Sooth out. What a wonderful evening. No more crappy Meebo! Thank goodness! Thank Kammy!

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

April 25th, 2012
10:29 pm

Bruno

April 25th, 2012
10:31 pm

The least you can do is click on the link one time then hide it.

Hiding it isn’t the problem. The problem is that it’s often very slow to load, and stops Jay’s page from loading entirely. It has taken me 3-4 minutes to get the page to load recently.

Oscar

April 25th, 2012
10:32 pm

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

April 25th, 2012
10:29 pm
______

That’s funny. You think Romney fits in with that. I can see her and Mitt together on a hayride. Must he first cousins at least.

Oscar

April 25th, 2012
10:37 pm

Blood on the back of the head
He will soon be dead
Oops didn’t know he had a gun
Guess I should have run.

Bruno

April 25th, 2012
10:52 pm

Scout–Any opinion about the TSA patting down the 4 year old girl recently?? Some major BS in my book. Too bad none of our politicians will stand up for freedom.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

April 25th, 2012
11:10 pm

Bruno:

Yes ……….. it’s rediculous. Because they are afraid of reasonable “profiling” everyone has to suffer.

Tundra Dude

April 25th, 2012
11:37 pm

What a wonderful evening. No more crappy Meebo!

I use Firefox with NoScripts…..I don’t see a Meebo….where’s it supposed to be??

Oscar

April 25th, 2012
11:39 pm

Tundra Dude

April 25th, 2012
11:37 pm
+++++++++

Multi colored strip across the bottom of your screen.

captguitarman

April 26th, 2012
1:34 am

Since the fatuous, hopey-changey happy talk is not an option this time around, the very cool and hip President will ultimately have to get specific. Besides, it became clear very quickly after the last election that a “new way of doing business” in Washington was definitely not being put into place, and was never put into place in the Dem controlled House and Senate when Obamacare was passed. As Hillary once very famously declared . . . it’s the economy, stupid, And quoting Mitt’s terrific speech last night in New Hampshire, “we are not stupid.” Look for a Clinton-like campaign against Obama along the same lines that the Clintons waged against Bush I.

One out of two college grads are unemployed or under employed now – an unprecedented statistic. Blaming Bush will not work, because blaming the predecessor has never really worked in presidential politics. And the class of 2012 is going to walk right into this mess, running at full steam since 2009. Unless the great majority of these kids, and those graduating in ‘09, ‘10, ‘11, and ‘12 think it is going to be “really cool” to live in their parents’ basement for the next 4 or 5 years years — and the evidence is growing that they are beginning to wake up and realize that no job and a still crappy economy are not very “cool” — the President is going to have to do a whole lot better than appearing Jimmy Fallon and John Stewart, et al. and looking “cool” and rapping and cracking wise with the hosts. In fact, Romney’s lack of “coolness” just might become very appealing to these kids as they contemplate their future economic prospects.

ld

April 26th, 2012
3:40 am

If young voters think the GOP is going to help them–the indebted borrower
class; the employee class; the military age class– they are delusional.

ld

April 26th, 2012
3:42 am

The Dems will likely offer a “bailout” of student loans, but they should not and young voters should not seek or accept them. They’d just be trading their own personal, likely manageable, debt for an ever-increasing unmanageable tax burden for their generation–perhaps the rest of their lives–and, quite possibly, their children’s lives.

seabeau

April 26th, 2012
5:40 am

Jay: In other words,its OK TO BUY VOTES!!!

seabeau

April 26th, 2012
5:42 am

Of course,those on THE Dole always Vote for THE DOLE!!

seabeau

April 26th, 2012
5:47 am

Of course students are the ideal Democrats, they can vote,they are easily misled,and they are supported by others. O yea! Most do not Pay Taxes!!!

MiltonMan

April 26th, 2012
6:25 am

Jay, since the polls you like to use so often in the past have tighten up a bit, you decide to use “cute” videos now???

I like it when Obama is away from Washington doing garbage like this – keeps him from damaging this country even more. Funny to see him hanging out with his 1% buddy Fallon. I guess Fallon took a break from his Capitol One commercials to hang out with Obama.

MiltonMan

April 26th, 2012
6:27 am

I was a democrat as a college student. Boy I wish I were a college students today – free birth control, low interest rates on loans for a degree that will not get you a job, etc.

Fred ™

April 26th, 2012
6:45 am

First. (Well first NON nutcase on this morning). :lol:

Thomas Heyward Jr.

April 26th, 2012
7:12 am

First debate if it was Romney and Obama.
Romney- Your campaign is funded by a pack of leeches that are bleeding this country dry!
Obama- Yours is funded by the same people!
(Goldman Sachs, CitiGroup, JP Morgan, ect).
Romney- You support taxpayer funded bailouts (TARP).
Obama- So do you!
Romney- You support the ‘patriot’ act!
Obama- So do you!
Romney- You support never-ending war!
Obama- So do you!
Romney- You support the indefinite detention of American citizens without due process!
Obama- So do you!
Romney- You support assassinating American citizens without due process!
Obama- So do you!
Romney- You support government takeover of healthcare!
Obama- So do you! In fact, we modeled our plan after yours!
Romney- I never said my plan would be good for the nation!
Obama- Ummm… that’s not what you said on Meet The Press (and several other places).
Romney- You support increased gun control laws!
Obama- Didn’t you sign a ban on semi-automatic weapons? Hello pot, my name is kettle!
.
Ron Paul versus Mittbama Fascism

JB

April 26th, 2012
7:13 am

Good sign. Most of the under 30 crowd in my work place ARE NOT SOLD ON THE GUY for a second term. Some want to know more about Romney…..and most agree IT AIN’T WORKING NOW.

Normal Free, Plain and Simple

April 26th, 2012
7:15 am

[...] Romney, Obama fighting for the young vote (blogs.ajc.com) [...]

JB

April 26th, 2012
7:17 am

An Obama voter = someone with little ambition

stands for decibels

April 26th, 2012
7:17 am

first NON nutcase

Yeah, the stupid is pretty strong with this thread.

One thing I’ve seen popping up here is this silly notion that huge percentages of these lazy, layabout, leechy college students are overwhelmingly opting for degrees in basket-weaving or suchlike. I know it’s asking a lot for people to actually look sh-t up before spouting, but…

http://nces.ed.gov/programs/digest/d10/figures/fig_15.asp?referrer=figures

Fred ™

April 26th, 2012
7:20 am

It’s not just this thread dB, it’s rampant throughout our population. Look at the numbers for FOX lol.

stands for decibels

April 26th, 2012
7:22 am

And as to those who are crying about the President having higher likeability rankings or, if you will, seeming “cooler”, than the presumed GOP nominee?

You all might want to think back to what we Dem-leaning voters had to put up with in 2000 and 2004, and all the loving media portraits of GW Bush as “the guy you’d want to have a beer with” whereas Gore was always portrayed as “stiff” and of course Kerry had committed the sin of… windsurfing! He wasn’t a regular guy a tall!

I wish voters based their decision strictly on actual performance and stated commitments to issues likely to affect us Americans ahead. But the fact is, that vast swath of “independent” voters (who are really just “not very well informed/can’t be bothered to learn” types, generally) who can be swung one way or another, they’re the folks you have to reach at the retail politics level.

And if you don’t like it, work to change this nutty system that allows for a years-long primary/general campaign. Otherwise, stop bitching already.

stands for decibels

April 26th, 2012
7:29 am

An Obama voter = someone with little ambition

A Romney voter = someone who assumes sh-t not in evidence about his fellow man and the world.

(Looky ma, I can stereotype too!)

stands for decibels

April 26th, 2012
7:37 am

“Good times, bad times, you know I’ve had my share…”
–Thomas Jeffferson

Mitt Romney said, “I became successful by helping start a business that grew from 10 people to hundreds of people.” That was actually Bain Capital, which he founded with other rich prickfaces. After once again listing the few companies we’ve heard of that were successes once Bain came in, Romney continued, “I’d tell you that not every business made it and there were good days and bad days, but every day was a lesson.”

“Huh,” the Rude Pundit thought. “I wonder which day or which business he was talking about.” Was it Georgetown Steel in South Carolina, which was gutted by Bain once it took over, with managers “replaced by people who knew nothing of steel,” with equipment upgrades avoided, with union benefits cut, which was fine for making the quick buck Bain wanted it to make so it could look better on paper and be sold, but not so good for making, you know, steel products, and Georgetown was driven into bankruptcy.

[...]

Or was it a bad day when a Bain-run corporation bought a paper plant in Marion, Indiana, in 1994 and immediately fired everyone who worked there and forced them to reapply for their jobs “at lower wages and a 50 percent cut in health-care benefits”? When the workers striked, Bain closed it down and shipped the jobs to Mexico. Was that a bad day or a good day? It’s hard to tell. Probably both, depending on where your paycheck was at the end of it.

[...]

The thing that President Obama needs to keep in mind about Mitt Romney is that he is a ruthless, amoral son of a bitch. Like Bain Capital, he makes promises that are lies when they get in the way of his greater good or his bottom line. With his polished smile and primped hair, Romney is one of the most outright depraved and evil sociopaths ever to run for office, and that’s including Richard Nixon and Pat Robertson.

Bud Wiser

April 26th, 2012
7:42 am

In the private sector, if you sign for something like a loan (of money, not your car or a cup of sugar to the neighbor’s wife) to someone, then when payment comes due and you don’t have it because you already spent it many times over, you go to jail.

In the public sector, do that to try to get re-elected, always promise something you know the suckers will fall for, but you know that you’ll never deliver.

Works almost every time.

2012 will be the exception.

ken

April 26th, 2012
7:47 am

Go to You Tube and watch ” IF I WANTED AMERICA TO FAIL’ It is great. You lefties might wake up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TiredOfIt

April 26th, 2012
7:49 am

Had to believe the republicans are supporting a non Christian moderate.

stands for decibels

April 26th, 2012
7:54 am

when payment comes due and you don’t have it because you already spent it many times over, you go to jail.

snort.

Or, more likely, your company declares bankruptcy, you screw your creditors, and you move on to the next scheme. Ask The Donald… or Newt, for that matter.

How Did Mitt Romney Get So Obscenely Rich?

April 26th, 2012
7:59 am

ken

April 26th, 2012
8:05 am

How did John Kerry GET SO OBSCEMELY RICH ?????????????????? And does it bother you ??

Mighty Righty

April 26th, 2012
8:06 am

If Obama had to tell the truth, he would be mute. The student loan program is a prime example of Obama saying one thing while doing something else. As a Senator, he was absent when the student loan program came up for a vote. Just didn’t care enough to vote. In order to make his “non affordable health care destruction act” appear to be less costly he transferred money from the student loan program to the Obama scam called health care the same as he did with the medicare money which we are now finding we need. While the president is critical of Republican plans to save Social Security and the student loan program his administration is the only one o actually take money from both to advance his agenda. The Republicans support the student loan program as they always have. The Republicans want the president to return the money confiscated by his health care scam to the student loan program while Obama would prefer to borrow the money from the chinese. Meanwhile, the president has to divert attention from his failed economic policies which is the real cause of young people bailing out on his “hope and change.”

barking frog

April 26th, 2012
8:08 am

Ron Paul, Independent, in
the general election will
turn a horse race into a
toss up.

Mighty Righty

April 26th, 2012
8:08 am

How did Obama getso obscenely rich without even having a job?

Mick

April 26th, 2012
8:09 am

mighty

Let us not forget who holds the purse strings – congress. So, your charges seem a bit baseless…

Mick

April 26th, 2012
8:13 am

mighty

As if all we’ve heard from romney is the truth? Politicians and truth are more like oil and water…

MiltonMan

April 26th, 2012
8:14 am

“Had to believe the republicans are supporting a non Christian moderate.”

Education received via APS System – check

MiltonMan

April 26th, 2012
8:16 am

Senate clowns vote to give postal service $11B & keep disfunctional post offices open for at least another year. Postmaster tells them to go pack sand.

Time to vote out all these clowns in the Senate.

cloudodust

April 26th, 2012
8:16 am

Youth can be sold a bill of goods that only fools of age would buy. Letting the taxpayers pay for your college sounds great until the youth grow a bit, have kids of their own and realize they’ll be paying for someone else’s kids. Not such a good deal then. That’s when they will change their tune and see the stupidity of their youth… There once was a candidate that played a sax…

Mighty Righty

April 26th, 2012
8:18 am

“Or, more likely, your company declares bankruptcy, you screw your creditors, and you move on to the next scheme. Ask The Donald… or Newt, for that matter.”

OR the President uses authority he doesn’t have to confiscate the company assets give the assets to a labor union and give the owners of the company nothing. (See GM and Chrysler) Government theft pure and simple. BTW thousands of people lost the jobs as a result of the government action which no one wants to talk about) Government theft by the Obama administration, pure and simple.

Adam

April 26th, 2012
8:19 am

Bruno: does anyone else here think that something is drastically wrong when 1 out of every 7 people receive Food Stamps??

Of course. There was a recession, and a slow recovery has ensued. However, what this is NOT due to is that somehow millions of people have suddenly become unable or unwilling to work all by themselves (except the elderly, maybe). As the economy recovers, less people will qualify for food stamps. The solution is NOT, as Romney suggested by endorsing the Ryan plan and the GOP agenda, to cut food stamps. That only makes the people who need the food further unable to get it, thus making it less likely they will be healthy enough to re-enter the job market once a job becomes available. There’s also a significant amount of stress on someone who NEEDS food from other sources and has to fight every day to get it, and such people rarely perform well in interviews.

My personal opinion is that a President can’t directly improve the economy. At best, they can attempt to create conditions favorable for job growth, primarily by not attempting to micromanage and manipulate markets. I have no idea what Romney might do if elected, and he himself may not know. But, I trust his business instincts far more than I do Obama’s.

As President, Romney’s business instincts will have zero effect on the businesses of the country. At best, he would be able to manage things in the executive branch using those skills. But what you don’t seem to get is that he still can’t do any better than Obama in that regard, unless you’re getting particularly nitpicky about cabinet members, offices that you think shouldn’t exist that he has direct control over, etc. Even then, sometimes it’s not up to him to just eliminate a position, sometimes Congress has to act to eliminate a position that the President has the authority to appoint to. And the President can’t just leave these places vacant.

Bottom line: Romney’s business experience won’t help him be President any more than any other skills (if any) he has. It is a conservative fallacy that business experience helps one be President.

Mick

April 26th, 2012
8:22 am

mighty

Talking points king for a day – ever try original thought???

barking frog

April 26th, 2012
8:23 am

Adam
What skills are required
for a POTUS?

Mighty Righty

April 26th, 2012
8:26 am

Mick, it was a democrat congress that approved the theft from Medicare and the Student Loan program as part of the “non affordable health destruction act” without a single republican vote. They met under the cover of darkness, didn’t read the bill. didn’t know what was in it, democrats all and voted to confiscate money from one program and give it to another. In fact, they counted the money twice as testified before congress by the secretary Kathleen Sebilius.

Romney Can't Say 'Everything I've Said For The Last 6 Months, I Didn't Mean'

April 26th, 2012
8:27 am

“You have a Republican Party, and a presumptive Republican nominee, that believes in drastically rolling back environmental regulations, that believes in drastically rolling back collective-bargaining rights, that believes in an approach to deficit reduction in which taxes are cut further for the wealthiest Americans, and spending cuts are entirely borne by things like education or basic research or care for the vulnerable,” Obama continued.

Obama rejected the idea that Mitt Romney would be able to disavow positions he’s taken in the primary. “I don’t think that their nominee is going to be able to suddenly say, ‘Everything I’ve said for the last six months, I didn’t mean.’ I’m assuming that he meant it,” he said. “When you’re running for president, people are paying attention to what you’re saying.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/obama-romney-2012-election_n_1451912.html

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

April 26th, 2012
8:29 am

“they met under the cover of darkness….”

I love the smell of paranoia in the morning.

Almost better than bacon.

Bruno

April 26th, 2012
8:29 am

You all might want to think back to what we Dem-leaning voters had to put up with in 2000 and 2004, and all the loving media portraits of GW Bush as “the guy you’d want to have a beer with” whereas Gore was always portrayed as “stiff” and of course Kerry had committed the sin of… windsurfing! He wasn’t a regular guy a tall!

sfd–GMAFB. There isn’t one conservative in America who voted for Bush because they thought he was a “regular guy”. Or any who voted against Gore or Kerry due to their likeability/unlikeability factor. That’s a Lib thing.

Bottom line: Romney’s business experience won’t help him be President any more than any other skills (if any) he has.

Adam–If you believe that, then don’t vote for him. I’m not really sure what skill set Obama brought to the job that might have swayed your vote the first time. Being a total BSer and a Divider don’t qualify as valid skills in my book.

stands for decibels

April 26th, 2012
8:29 am

the theft from Medicare

…yep, it’s sittin’ in a bag in the basement of the White House, and that’s what them crafty RE-pubs is gone use to pay for them student loans.

stands for decibels

April 26th, 2012
8:31 am

sfd–GMAFB. There isn’t one conservative in America who voted for Bush because they thought he was a “regular guy”. Or any who voted against Gore or Kerry due to their likeability/unlikeability factor. That’s a Lib thing.

utter self-delusion.

TiredOfIt

April 26th, 2012
8:35 am

Romney will be an extension of the GW polices and we know how that worked out. Remember the fall of 2008!

Doggone/GA

April 26th, 2012
8:36 am

“utter self-delusion”

Awwww, come on sfd…you just KNOW that he contacted every single one of them and verified that information…right? ;-)

Becky

April 26th, 2012
8:40 am

This makes me sick. Not very Presidential. What will he do next? Start wearing his pants on the ground to pander to the young hip hop vote? Good thing he can’t get pregnant to “connect” with the single mothers out there.

TiredOfIt

April 26th, 2012
8:40 am

Miltonman must be at teacher for the APS if he believes Romney is not a moderate or is a Christian. Seems like many of the students at liberty university would disagree. Check out comments about him speaking at their commencement.

Butch Cassidy

April 26th, 2012
8:41 am

Mighty Righty – “How did Obama getso obscenely rich without even having a job?”

Uh oh, WEALTH ENVY! Stop worrying about what other people have and pull yourself up by your bootstraps!

kayaker 71

April 26th, 2012
8:45 am

Would be nice if Bookman had a thread on the recent Supreme Court hearings on the Arizona law.

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

April 26th, 2012
8:46 am

Gee whiz Becky, I bet you’re just loads of fun at parties.

There is help out there for the humor impaired.

barking frog

April 26th, 2012
8:46 am

The Fed is lending to banks
at 0%. Why not students
at 0%?

TiredOfIt

April 26th, 2012
8:48 am

Barking frog: That’s a very good question!

barking frog

April 26th, 2012
8:50 am

Any school that receives
federal funds should not
be allowed to charge out
of state tuition.

Doggone/GA

April 26th, 2012
8:51 am

“Would be nice if Bookman had a thread on the recent Supreme Court hearings on the Arizona law”

What’s the matter? Too lazy to write your own blog about it?

MiltonMan

April 26th, 2012
8:51 am

“Miltonman must be at teacher for the APS if he believes Romney is not a moderate or is a Christian. Seems like many of the students at liberty university would disagree. Check out comments about him speaking at their commencement.”

This guy is so clueless that he does not even comprehend his own post much less than my response to said post.

Hilarious in his belief in a single modal approach to why “we” would vote for Romney.

Rational thoughts evade the left....

April 26th, 2012
8:54 am

The youngsters can either pay now or pay later but eventually they’ll pay. Kick another can down the road, it’s all good. If Bookman thinks Zero’s appearance on the credit card huckster’s show is “cool” then I have some groovy plaid pants that he can have….

JamVet

April 26th, 2012
8:56 am

The GOP’s impeccable timing strikes again!

First the War on Sluts, Prostitutes and FemiNazis. (To woo the female voters! But not the baby killers.)

Now the War on Students (To woo the youth vote.)

Are these guys being paid by the DNC?

Mighty Righty

April 26th, 2012
8:56 am

Below is a link to a few dozen Obama lies.

http://obamalies.net/list-of-lies

St Simons - codewords are the new black

April 26th, 2012
8:57 am

The last 3 “businessmen” to be president were Warren Harding,
Herbert Hoover, and Little Nero w/a Cowboy Hat, jus sayin, mon

hey, I wonder if Romney’s religion will do the “christian” thing
and pray the muslins into heaven.

Adam

April 26th, 2012
8:59 am

Bruno: Being a total BSer and a Divider don’t qualify as valid skills in my book.

Again I ask why you are voting for Romney. He has more divisive language than Obama has, talking about how Obama went on an apology tour and everything is his fault. It ignores reality. It’s hardly BS or divisive to call out a gridlocked Congress when Congress is, well, ACTUALLY gridlocked. But it IS BS and divisive to insist that Obama is all to blame for that.

Campaigns are also necessarily divisive. As you yourself pointed out, no one wins by saying the other guy is awesome.

Joe the Prophet

April 26th, 2012
9:00 am

I just want to congratulate Governor Romney and his good looking family on his money and success….I mean…losing a Senate race and running for President for 12 years is hard work…!!!

Now, all you low-life working class Georgia Crackers need to bow down at my feet and congragulate me…I probably have more money than you and have a better looking family and since I’m half Jewish, God loves me more…:-)…

Gm

April 26th, 2012
9:00 am

Chrysler post best quarterly profit in 13 years:

Thank you President Obama had we listen to Mitt more students and parents would have been in the unemployment line, I know this is not good news for the Anti Americans on the right who want to see Americans suffer and fail.

Butch Cassidy

April 26th, 2012
9:01 am

St. Simons – hey, I wonder if Romney’s religion will do the “christian” thing
and pray the muslins into heaven.”

Now that’s just stupid. Don’t you know that they wait until they’re dead, and then baptize them into the church. How else can everbody get a shot at Planet Kolob? :)

barking frog

April 26th, 2012
9:02 am

Joe
which half is jewish?

Butch Cassidy

April 26th, 2012
9:02 am

barking frog – “which half is jewish?”

The better half. :)

Adam

April 26th, 2012
9:03 am