Are Mitt’s money men putting away the checkbooks?

From Fox Business News:

The Romney campaign is experiencing what some officials believe could be the beginning of a mass exodus of big money donors diverting their cash away from the Republican presidential hopeful and toward Republican candidates for the House and Senate races more likely to win in November, the FOX Business Network has learned.

The trend isn’t at the acute stage, at least not yet, said one person with direct knowledge of the matter. This person, a major player in Romney’s New York fundraising circles, confirmed to FOX Business that a few New York donors have backed away from financial commitments to the Romney campaign and instead said they will spend their money to help the Republicans hold on to the House of Representatives, and pick up seats in the Senate.

But another person with direct knowledge of the matter says the trend, though nascent, is more geographically broad based, and reflects an increasing degree of anxiety both with what they believe is the tentative nature of the Romney campaign, and recent poll numbers that show President Obama with a lead, particularly in key battleground states, that some Republican contributors are starting to believe is insurmountable.

“This isn’t just a New York trend,” this person said. “It’s beginning to occur all over the place.”

If Romney does well in tomorrow night’s debate, that trend may be stopped dead in its tracks. On the other hand, if he achieves a draw or less, the disenchantment is likely to deepen, with important consequences for fundraising efforts.

A mediocre performance in Denver would also inspire another, more aggressive round of anti-Romney sniping and backstabbing from conservative media and politicians, which has the potential to do a lot more damage to the Romney cause than a withdrawal of financial support. I’ve already been struck by the fact that many conservative pundits and media figures have been even more dismissive of Romney’s chances than have their counterparts on the left. Given the right opening, they seem quite ready to bury him and move on.

– Jay Bookman

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stands for decibels

October 3rd, 2012
7:55 am

Accusations of federal discrimination against Katrina victims (because they’re black) is anything but…

“Post-racial”?

I can’t recall Obama actually using that term. Care to provide a cite?

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
7:57 am

stands – “The right wing echo chamber had people spreading the stupid “Obama belonged to a ‘racist’ church!”

Interesting how that talking point then morphed into Obama being a Muslim. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t believe that Rev. Wright was preaching in a mosque.

Jm

October 3rd, 2012
7:57 am

If Huntsman were the Republican nominee, you guys would be saying almost the exact same things about him

Magic underpants
Greedy businessman
Job destroyer
Outsourcer

You guys are pretty sick in the head

Jm

October 3rd, 2012
7:58 am

Oh I left off

Awkward
Bad politician
Flip flopper

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
8:01 am

Jm – “If Huntsman were the Republican nominee, you guys would be saying almost the exact same things about him”

Actually , if Huntsman were running, I’d be supporting him and he would be winning. He was an excellent Governor of Utah, and having grown up in that state, I know first hand of the excellent reputation the man has. Not everyone votes along party lines.

Jm

October 3rd, 2012
8:04 am

And for huntsman you turkeys would add “manchurian candidate”

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

October 3rd, 2012
8:04 am

uh huh

October 3rd, 2012
7:51 am
Obama claimed to be post-racial. Accusations of federal discrimination against Katrina victims (because they’re black) is anything but…….

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which echo the same complaints by then Congressman now Governor Bobby Jindahl

uh oh

stands for decibels

October 3rd, 2012
8:04 am

Correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t believe that Rev. Wright was preaching in a mosque.

yeah, what are you gonna do?

This is the same bunch of dead-enders that almost to a person accepts the notion that “liberation theology” equals some kind of violent black-separatist ideology.

(That’s where this stupid “racist church” meme comes from, of course.)

Lord Help Us

October 3rd, 2012
8:04 am

When is the last time Romney mentioned he was planning to repeal Obamacare on his first day in office?

He’s gone squishy, that’s why he is behind…

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

October 3rd, 2012
8:05 am

Gotta keep chipping away at it, SFD. It’s called the “ground game” or the “short game” or the “trenches”.

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
8:06 am

Jm – “Greedy businessman
Job destroyer
Outsourcer
Awkward
Bad politician
Flip flopper”

You’ve done a great job of describing Romney. None of those would apply to Jon Hunstman. It’s a shame that the GOP decided to go with the worst candidate possible. Had they stuck with Huntsman, they more than likely would have won by a landslide.

Jm

October 3rd, 2012
8:08 am

Butch hogwash

If that was your criteria you’d be voting for Romney

Jm

October 3rd, 2012
8:09 am

Oh, and by the way, you think romney is a bad politician?

I guy who can’t poll above 1% or so is even worse

You guys are a joke

Granny Godzilla - Union Thugette

October 3rd, 2012
8:10 am

Jm

Bless your heart.

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
8:11 am

Jm – “Butch hogwash

If that was your criteria you’d be voting for Romney”

No, I don’t support Romney, because he’s a horrible candidate. I did however support Huntsman for Governor and as a Presidential candidate. Once he was eliminated from the race, my loyalty to the cause was eliminated with him. It takes more than just being the “last man standing” to earn my support in an election. Sadly, the same cannot be said about many who post on this board.

Jm

October 3rd, 2012
8:11 am

Butch 8:05 more BS

ByteMe - Thugs vs. Ilk... in 3D!

October 3rd, 2012
8:12 am

If Huntsman were the Republican nominee, you guys would be saying almost the exact same things about him

I wouldn’t. I’d be saying “He did a really good job in that movie with Kristen Stewart.”

(think about it)

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
8:12 am

Jm – “Butch 8:05 more BS”

Please explain.

stands for decibels

October 3rd, 2012
8:13 am

Jm, my major problem with Huntsman is his inability to support reproductive rights, and a presumption that he would appoint judges that would continue to erode them (along with, probably, more corporate-friendly judges, although I don’t know that they’d all be Federalist Society stooges.)

As far as his fiscal conservatism, I have no reason to think he’d be terribly different than Obama. He had, after all, opined that the original Recovery Act money probably wasn’t big enough. And he’s demonstrated time and again that he isn’t part of the nutball climate-change denier crowd.

(as far as his 2012 campaigning, obviously he missed an opportunity to stand out when he sheepishly raised his hand and went along with the primary debate crowd in saying he’d walk away from a hypothetical 10:1 spending cuts:tax increase deal. Obviously, he just didn’t have the guts to have that fight, at that time, which spoke poorly for him. I’d hope he’ll know better if he decides to run again in 2016.)

ByteMe - Thugs vs. Ilk... in 3D!

October 3rd, 2012
8:13 am

BREAKING NEWS ON FOX:

Obama is BLACK!!!

:lol:

And that’s what passes for news in Rightwingnutistan.

Jm

October 3rd, 2012
8:14 am

Granny

Bless you too

stands for decibels

October 3rd, 2012
8:14 am

It’s called the “ground game” or the “short game” or the “trenches”.

all it’s doing is providing a little warmth and comfort for the already-confirmed. It doesn’t move the needle a hair for Romney, I don’t think.

Brosephus™

October 3rd, 2012
8:16 am

<i.If Huntsman were the Republican nominee, you guys would be saying almost the exact same things about him

Magic underpants
Greedy businessman
Job destroyer
Outsourcer

You guys are pretty sick in the head

As I haven’t said that about Romney, even though I don’t support him, why in the hell would you suggest that I would say that about Huntsman, when that was the one candidate that I would have supported from the GOP’s cast of Clown Circus 2012?

Put away your broad brush and use the fine brush. You can paint better trees that way. Only Bob Ross is good enough to paint trees with the broad brush.

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
8:17 am

Lord Help Us – “When is the last time Romney mentioned he was planning to repeal Obamacare on his first day in office?”

I think it was right before someone explained to him that he couldn’t actually repeal a law on day one. And, that it would take a great deal of debate and support from the House and Senate. Otherwise, continuing to say that you will makes you seem uninformed at best, and a liar at worst.

Lord Help Us

October 3rd, 2012
8:21 am

Private payrolls up 162k in Sept…

Good news…right?

barking frog

October 3rd, 2012
8:22 am

Inter your comments here

ByteMe - Thugs vs. Ilk... in 3D!

October 3rd, 2012
8:24 am

As I haven’t said that about Romney, even though I don’t support him, why in the hell would you suggest that I would say that about Huntsman, when that was the one candidate that I would have supported from the GOP’s cast of Clown Circus 2012?

I haven’t said those things either. What I’ve said is that someone who is running for president of THIS country shouldn’t hide his money in some other country to avoid paying taxes. And he shouldn’t avoid paying taxes by declaring an asset has substantially less value than it really does so that he can hide it away in an IRA tax-free… that’s called tax evasion and it’s not a trait I want in someone who is running for president. He also doesn’t have any real core convictions other than “I want to be President”, which means I have no idea how he’ll govern once he gets into office.

Obama ain’t the best, but he’s MUCH better than Romney. And elections are about choices between two viable candidates. Jm continues to pick the wrong candidate.

ByteMe - Thugs vs. Ilk... in 3D!

October 3rd, 2012
8:25 am

Private payrolls up 162k in Sept…

Yes, that’s good news, provided that the previous numbers were not all decreased (it’s the follow-up numbers that indicate whether the birth/death adjustment is too large or too small; too small means the economy is growing faster than expected, too large means it’s growing slower or shrinking).

Jm

October 3rd, 2012
8:26 am

Butch 8:06 (actually)

Those pithy sound bit descriptions no more describe Romney than huntsman

Huntsman more than one utterly failed to deliver a bad joke

That doesn’t make him a flawed person, only a flawed politician

Same is true for Romney. The guy is somewhat awkward, but that has no relevance for me as to his qualification to be prez

And I could go on and on

Oh, Huntsman has 20 some odd facilities in China? Why don’t they make everything in America? He outsourced jobs!

Lib logic. It’s dumb.

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

October 3rd, 2012
8:27 am

Stepped in for an early morning break and I see jm has become a mind reader…don’t give up the day job, jm…

And…for what it’s worth…if Huntsman was the GOP candidate, I’d be conflicted right now. I really did (do) respect him.

Welcome to the Occupation

October 3rd, 2012
8:28 am

Obama ain’t the best, but he’s MUCH better than Romney. And elections are about choices between two viable candidates.

This election, like any other, ByteMe, is one between two candidates pre-approved by the two monopoly parties, which represent two faces of the ruling elite, and who represent minimal effort to address the true problems of working people who make up the bulk of the population. But you’re right: Obama is better than Romney. At least in the short term. In the long term, there’s no way to stop a slide into serfdom for millions of people without breaking up this entire sham electoral system.

ByteMe - Thugs vs. Ilk... in 3D!

October 3rd, 2012
8:29 am

And…for what it’s worth…if Huntsman was the GOP candidate, I’d be conflicted right now. I really did (do) respect him.

Me too, but I think his approach to reproductive rights would bother me enough to cast a vote the other way.

ByteMe - Thugs vs. Ilk... in 3D!

October 3rd, 2012
8:30 am

In the long term, there’s no way to stop a slide into serfdom for millions of people without breaking up this entire sham electoral system.

Optimism is sexier than pessimism. Just sayin’.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 3rd, 2012
8:31 am

Nobody has yet convinced me anything will change regardless who is in the WH or congress…is the argument that the same special interests that control the agenda and cash flow will change in some fashion?

I posted this yesterday but got no action….interesting analytical angle on actual unemployment which is, including those who have left the job force is up from around 13% to…possibly over 20%..great play for Romney..

http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/unemployment-charts

independent thinker

October 3rd, 2012
8:33 am

The issue is how many whoppers is Romney going to blurt out tonight that are patently untrue?

Doggone/GA

October 3rd, 2012
8:34 am

“two monopoly parties”

Contradiction in terms. “mono” means one

Welcome to the Occupation

October 3rd, 2012
8:34 am

ByteMe: “Optimism is sexier than pessimism”

A stern and honest facing of the true facts of a situation, however painful, is more effective than re-arranging words and passively accepting what’s doled out to you like a good serf. And in the end, probably sexier, too, actually.

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
8:35 am

Jm – “Oh, Huntsman has 20 some odd facilities in China? Why don’t they make everything in America? He outsourced jobs!”

Yes, and he did business with Bain back in the early 2000’s. He was also a great Governor, Ambassador to China (our primary creditor), and a successful businessman. Everything that the the party “claims” to crave in the next POTUS. The problem is that Romney has very little substance, and has been running for tha last 5 years. If Romney was so awesome, wht wasn’t he the one debating Obama in 2008? I don’t vote party, I vote candidate. I’m not voting for Obama, and I’m not voting for Romney. When my candidate of choice lost the primary, I no longer had a stake in the race. As I previously stated, my loyalties do not change based on the “flavor of the week”. If I show up to the dealership, and the Corvette I wanted is gone, I do not automatically settle for the Fiesta and then try to convince everyone that it’s the greatest car ever made.

Jm

October 3rd, 2012
8:36 am

Bro. I’d have preferred to vote for Michael Bloomberg

It’s irrelevant

Shoulda woulda coulda

Romney or Obama?

Who will deliver a better economy, better jobs, more intelligent policy?

My money is on Romney.

Paul

October 3rd, 2012
8:38 am

I find it interesting that on this thread and others, people who’ve self-identified (or been pegged as) moderate, independent or liberal would have either strongly considered, or have supported, Huntsman if he were the Republican nominee. Says a lot about who the Republican process weeds out vs who would have the broadest appeal to the majority of voters.

Then again, if Republicans wish to continue standing on ideological, litmus-test purity vs electability, we’ll continue to see a Democrat in the White House.

Great strategy you have there, Republicans.

Frederick Douglass

October 3rd, 2012
8:38 am

The ” trenches” for Romney are commonly referred to as moats; as in the one that surrounded the castle that he hid out in to escape the Vietnam war.

Welcome to the Occupation

October 3rd, 2012
8:41 am

Doggone/GA: ““two monopoly parties”

Not so actually. Two parties can monopolize a political field by monopolizing the resources in that field, squeezing out competitors. In this case both political parties ultimately serve the same class of interests, despite putting forward a face of holding different views on key policies, hence the monopoly.

It’s the interests and the class that stands behind and rules these two parties that makes up the ONE of the monopoly in this case, not the two parties themselves. But go ahead and call it a cartel system if you like, that’s fine too.

Jm

October 3rd, 2012
8:43 am

Butch I’m sorry, you do realize the absurdity of this statement I hope

“If Romney was so awesome, wht wasn’t he the one debating Obama in 2008?”

A- Romney won this time and is now debating Obama. Primaries are contests

B- if Huntsman is so great, why isn’t he debating Obama in 2012?

Come on man. Juice the circuits.

Doggone/GA

October 3rd, 2012
8:43 am

“Two parties can monopolize a political field”

It doesn’t matter how many political parties there are…in name. When it comes time to vote there are only two anyway: those who vote Yes and those who vote No

Thomas Heyward Jr

October 3rd, 2012
8:43 am

I WOULD have been conflicted about now?
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lol

Brosephus™

October 3rd, 2012
8:44 am

Byte Me @ 8:24

I concur!!

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Romney or Obama?

Who will deliver a better economy, better jobs, more intelligent policy?

My money is on Romney.

That’s your opinion, and the good thing about opinions is that they are not required to be factual at all. I don’t think Romney has the spine necessary to stand up to the Far Right. That would negate any possible benefit that he might bring to the table. That’s how I see it.

curious

October 3rd, 2012
8:44 am

Romney is a chameleon. He changes color (position) depending on the environment (audience).

That isn’t good when judging a person’s character.

Jm

October 3rd, 2012
8:45 am

Welcome

Doggone is right doofus

Just add duopoly to your repertoire

independent thinker

October 3rd, 2012
8:45 am

When Mitt Romney talks about prejudice in the Mormon church and their baptising of dead Holocaust victims, and his personal beliefs on Mormon practices, I will get all excited about Obama giving a shout out to Rev, Wright where he clearly is not endorsing Wright’s views. In fact in 2008 he publicly condemned them. Unlike Obama, Mitt says his religious views are off limits. Big difference cons Suck it up. .Sean Hannity hasn’t changed from his race baiting tactics that got him kicked off WGST here in Atlanta.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 3rd, 2012
8:45 am

The jobs report suggesting we are up 162,000 jobs as a measure, like any, has it’s shortcomings..namely, this is based on ADP…a payroll company, and doesn’t count or substantiate net new jobs…It is a projection based on the growth in payroll so it’s simply a guess. Second, don’t forget, every single monthly jobs report has been corrected at a couple months as the data tightens…anyone ever saw the revised number go in reverse…virtually none of the growth was in manufacturing which suffered a reduction…

Assuming 25,000,000 unemployed (attached graph is interesting) this is an increase of .60% which will be downsized slightly in a couple months..

Woo F’ing HOO…lets rush out and re-elect the arrogant one…
http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.t11.htm

Tundra Dude

October 3rd, 2012
8:46 am

http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/unemployment-charts
great play for Romney..

Right….he should bring that up in the debate: “According to ShadowStats….blah, blah”

Obama:
Oh, Shadowstats, eh…. is that part of the Shadow Government…? Where are they located….in Area 51….??

Thomas Heyward Jr

October 3rd, 2012
8:47 am

Gospel according to Government, first book of Politicians, Chapter 3, Verses 17-19(King Obama version 2012)———–

“The foolish man builds his house upon consensus, cooperation, and voluntary interaction, but the wise man builds his house upon political promises, state coercion, and the lust for power over others. Free will, self-determination, and peaceful coexistence are the devil’s work, and lead only to fire and brimstone, suffering and torment. But blind obedience, unthinking loyalty, and unwavering subservience are the path to salvation.”

“You have heard that it hath been said, love your neighbor, and do unto others as you would have done unto you. But we, the politicians, say unto you, pray for the incarceration or extermination of those who are not like you. But pray also for your neighbors to be taxed and regulated, petition for your friends to be controlled and enslaved, devote your heart and soul to the rituals of the cult of politics, so that we, the high priests of government, may dominate all of mankind, for its own good. Only then shall you have everlasting peace.”

Welcome to the Occupation

October 3rd, 2012
8:49 am

ByteMe, others:

The way that you can tell that our two parties work in tandem to silence debate on some of the most critical issues (most of them in fact) for the people and for the long-term morality of our societies is perfectly illustrated by the fact that there has been ZERO public debate of the morality of drone strikes and the advancing security state during this election.

When you consider the enormous significance of these issues, which strike at the very root of the principles that the society purports to hold to as ultimate ideals – ideals of due process, rule of law, etc. – that speaks volumes about the utter corruption of our political system and of the DUAL and complicit nature of our two-party system in furthering that corruption.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 3rd, 2012
8:49 am

TUNDRA,

When you come back with data that credibly counters what I have posited, then you will be worth listening to…

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

October 3rd, 2012
8:50 am

Vegas odds to win:
Obama 1/6
Romney 7/2

Romney needs a home run tonight.

Thomas Heyward Jr

October 3rd, 2012
8:51 am

Blessed are the blindly obedient, for the politicians shall reward them.

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
8:51 am

Jm – “A- Romney won this time and is now debating Obama. Primaries are contests

B- if Huntsman is so great, why isn’t he debating Obama in 2012?

A – Congrats to Romney for finally making it to the show. I still consider him to be an inferior candidate.

B – You would have to ask the GOP that question. If their intention was to beat Obama and reclaim the Whitehouse, they should have given Huntsman more support. Maybe they just felt that Romney was due a shot after losing to McCain before McCain lost to Obama. Who knows?

Finn McCool (The System isn't Broken; It's Fixed)

October 3rd, 2012
8:51 am

If Friday’s job report is positive then the whole thing is rigged.
If the report is negative then the Cons won’t be able to utter a word without mentioning it.

Women Urge Candidates To Address Paid Sick Leave

October 3rd, 2012
8:52 am

At women’s town hall event for Virginia Senate candidate Tim Kaine (D) on Monday, the former governor came prepared to address several issues of import to women. He discussed Virginia’s mandatory ultrasound legislation, equal pay for women, birth control access and even a state law that prevents women who were previously incarcerated from being able to vote. But when a personal care assistant in the third row asked Kaine how he was going to address the fact that many workers like her have no paid family or sick leave, he was taken by surprise.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/02/paid-sick-leave_n_1933379.html

Welcome to the Occupation

October 3rd, 2012
8:52 am

Jm: “Doggone is right doofus”

Sorry, not convinced.

My whole point is that the two-ness of the system has the character of a sham. It’s the interests behind the two parties which are key, and they form a single bloc. Hence the MONO. Point stands therefore, in my view.

stands for decibels

October 3rd, 2012
8:53 am

The problem is that Romney has very little substance, and has been running for tha last 5 years.

Reminds me…

not that Jon Huntsman is going to pay me a dime for my advice, but if I were he, I’d find some nontrivial public-service position to fill for a couple of years, so that when I found myself driving around Iowa in 2015 I’d have something to run on besides relatively ancient history.

I really do think that’s an underappreciated Romney problem, actually. I’m sure he’s been busy enough, all these years, but what’s he really done, of substance? Nothing I’ve heard of, and I’m a freakin’ political junkie.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 3rd, 2012
8:53 am

BRO,

Something I am not capable of grasping…if BO can’t impact gas prices, middle east uprisings, jobs, deficit (the latter all Bush’s fault or course)…what exactly can he impact that is of any value today?

He made a decision any of us would have made and that was developed by the Bush re-construction intelligence network and “got” OBL…Pelosicare also happened under his watch however, he had very little, if nothing to do with it…Pelosi et al kept him away for the most part…So he “got” OBL and passed a bill that will cost us $2.8 trillion over 10 years..

What else can we expect?

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

October 3rd, 2012
8:54 am

jm,
Look, if Huntsman was the GOP guy running against President Obama, it would mean that the GOP had turned back to a more center stance in its views. That alone would have meant a victory for the GOP. It’s their far right stance that is killing them now because Romney can’t pull it off…and if they keep it up, they will be defeated again in 2016.

JamVet

October 3rd, 2012
8:54 am

Finn,

Weather vane Flip needs several tape measure home runs tonight, but the guy is a punch and Judy hitter…

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 3rd, 2012
8:56 am

STANDS,

They are both are men who lack substance……on relies on visceral, celebrity, “you really like me” support, the other relies on dogma of right extremist (but has at least a modicum of leadership experience)…

Jm

October 3rd, 2012
8:56 am

Bro yes of course it is my opinion

I think Romney’s spine is fine

He is doing what it takes to win in this day and age

So is Obama

ByteMe - Thugs vs. Ilk... in 3D!

October 3rd, 2012
8:56 am

If Friday’s job report is positive then the whole thing is rigged.
If the report is negative then the Cons won’t be able to utter a word without mentioning it.

True dat.

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
8:57 am

Stevie Ray – “What else can we expect?”

Haven’t you heard? Free cell phones, EBT cards for all, the “secret army”, death panels, federal agents used for cartel target practice, and a nation ruled by Sharia Law. Keep up man. ;)

USMC

October 3rd, 2012
8:57 am

MORE BAD NEWS DEVELOPING FOR THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN…

New Model to Predict Unemployment Sees Rate at 8.1%
http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2012/10/02/new-model-to-predict-unemployment-sees-rate-at-8-1/

Mick

October 3rd, 2012
8:58 am

**What else can we expect?**

Less chance of us getting into another war, leave social security and medicare as is, keep hammering away at creating jobs, we are on the right track with no help from the house on the jobs bill. Higher taxes for those making over 250k – no more tax cuts for the wealthy thank you…

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
8:59 am

USMC – “MORE BAD NEWS DEVELOPING FOR THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN…”

You mean it gets worse than the release of a 5 year old video that’s been available for 5 years? How is that possible?

ByteMe - Thugs vs. Ilk... in 3D!

October 3rd, 2012
8:59 am

But when a personal care assistant in the third row asked Kaine how he was going to address the fact that many workers like her have no paid family or sick leave, he was taken by surprise.

I’m not surprised. I don’t have it either and I own the company :) A lot of firms will provide UNPAID family leave or provide short-term disability politicies, but most firms just don’t offer paid family leave or more than a set number of days off per year.

ByteMe - Thugs vs. Ilk... in 3D!

October 3rd, 2012
9:00 am

MORE BAD NEWS DEVELOPING FOR THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN…

Did you hear he’s BLACK too?

When are some people going to figure out that the “magic 8%” number isn’t so magical?

USMC

October 3rd, 2012
9:00 am

MORE CORRUPTION FROM THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION…

At White House Request, Lockheed Martin Drops Plan to Issue Layoff Notices
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/at-white-house-request-lockheed-martin-drops-plan-to-issue-layoff-notices/

Jm

October 3rd, 2012
9:01 am

Normal

So Mr Romneycare, pro choice, economically, not foreign war focused isn’t centrist enough for you?

I guess we know where you lie on the political spectrum

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

October 3rd, 2012
9:02 am

USMC – … in other words, unchanged.

ooooooooooo … scary.

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
9:05 am

USMC – “MORE CORRUPTION FROM THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION…”

How can you believe a story from ABC News? I thought that all the media outlets were “in the tank” for Obama and that reporting is always “biased”. No?

Normal Free...Pro Human Rights Thug...And liking it!

October 3rd, 2012
9:06 am

Jm,
I know you are not that naive. Romney was all for those things before he was against them. That’s why he won’t win. He won’t stand up to the Right Wing money. He doesn’t have the strength of character to espouse his beliefs and stand by them. To me, that makes him a moral coward and I don’t want that kind of man in office of any kind.

td

October 3rd, 2012
9:06 am

“The problem is that Romney has very little substance, and has been running for tha last 5 years.”

Yes Romney is so stupid that he can not be elected President by the libs but the strange thing is these same libs have entrusted him with all their money over the years and Romney has made them a great deal of money.

Mick

October 3rd, 2012
9:06 am

Sorry, but the repubs seem a bit desperate and are grasping at straws. The problem is your candidate and the bigger problem is the republican brand itself, for most voters it’s DOA…

ByteMe - Thugs vs. Ilk... in 3D!

October 3rd, 2012
9:06 am

MORE CORRUPTION FROM THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION…

At White House Request, Lockheed Martin Drops Plan to Issue Layoff Notices

I’ll bet you don’t even understand what it’s all about, but the headline looks bad to you, so you fling poo and hope it sticks to something. Who do you think cares at this point??

curious

October 3rd, 2012
9:06 am

USMC
October 3rd, 2012
9:00 am
MORE CORRUPTION FROM THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

Who uncovered this?

Paul

October 3rd, 2012
9:07 am

independent thinker

“When Mitt Romney talks about prejudice in the Mormon church and their baptising of dead Holocaust victims, and his personal beliefs on Mormon practices,”

I believe you’ll have difficulty finding any cites on any of those ‘facts’ about Candidate Romney.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

October 3rd, 2012
9:07 am

“So Mr Romneycare, pro choice, economically, not foreign war focused isn’t centrist enough for you?”

:lol:

that was “Romney Then” … next month, you’ll be voting on “Romney Now” – who has renounced all those things.

ByteMe - Thugs vs. Ilk... in 3D!

October 3rd, 2012
9:08 am

Yes Romney is so stupid that he can not be elected President by the libs but the strange thing is these same libs have entrusted him with all their money over the years and Romney has made them a great deal of money.

We’re not laughing with you, td. We’re laughing at you.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 3rd, 2012
9:08 am

BUTCH,

Wassup? All those things you mentioned, are of course, all GOP BS rhetoric…I understand the “free cellphones” program has been around a long time and is sponsored by cell phone companies…

MICK,

Who knows if we will get into another meritless war? I don’t…our odds do increase with lack of any semblance of cogent foreign policy..Social Security and Medicare are completely insolvent and will not remotely serve those of us who expect benefits in the next couple decades without material increases in tax our kids will pay.the tax increases (250k and up or are we really talking 1 mil and up) won’t put much a dent in deficit…won’t even offset the additional amount he has spent in HC alone. What jobs bill has he presented (see immigration bill…oh there is none)

Butch Cassidy (I)

October 3rd, 2012
9:09 am

td – “Yes Romney is so stupid that he can not be elected President by the libs but the strange thing is these same libs have entrusted him with all their money over the years and Romney has made them a great deal of money.”

Wow, that’s amazing. And here I thought my ability to retire before the age of 50 was based on my 25 years working in finance, investing and my family trust fund. Here I find out that I owe it all to Romney. Gosh, thanks td.

DannyX

October 3rd, 2012
9:10 am

Lol! Last night td was all over the big 5 year old “October surprise” predicting a game changer. You got punked td.

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

October 3rd, 2012
9:11 am

wow – talk about a bunch of sound and fury over nothing:

“We will not issue sequestration-related WARN notices this year,” Lockheed announced in a written statement. “The additional guidance offered important new information about the potential timing of DOD actions under sequestration, indicating that DOD anticipates no contract actions on or about 2 January, 2013, and that any action to adjust funding levels on contracts as a result of sequestration would likely not occur for several months after 2 Jan. The additional guidance further ensures that, if contract actions due to sequestration were to occur, our employees would be provided the protection of the WARN Act and that the costs of this protection would be allowable and recoverable.”

in other words … nevermind …

JamVet

October 3rd, 2012
9:15 am

Jm is so intellectually dishonest that he refers to Mitt Romney as a pro-choice candidate?????

Incredible…

Paul

October 3rd, 2012
9:15 am

USMC

“MORE CORRUPTION FROM THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION…”

Did you think that up all by yourself or did you lift it from somewhere?

You’re sounding an awful lot like In The News – just link to a bunch of sensationalistic headlines and articles, never ever offer any thoughts about them. Do you have any original thoughts about that story?

If so, perhaps you can tell us why companies would have to lay off workers in Nov or Dec when programs won’t be affected for many months down the road? Some a year out? Or why companies have to lay off workers up front on program A when program A’s going to remain fully funded and it’s program B that’s going to see some reductions? Or maybe it’s an option year on a multi-year contract that won’t be picked up?

Surely you can tell us what’s corrupt? Maybe it’s corporations wanting to unnecessarily send out pending layoff notices right before the election to give a better shot for the Republican candidates?

USinUK - not very ladylike (and former Girl Scout)

October 3rd, 2012
9:15 am

” these same libs have entrusted him with all their money over the years and Romney has made them a great deal of money.”

we have???

news to me.

Doggone/GA

October 3rd, 2012
9:15 am

“Yes Romney is so stupid that he can not be elected President by the libs but the strange thing is these same libs have entrusted him with all their money over the years and Romney has made them a great deal of money.”

My Dentist did a great job of curing my abcessed tooth. That doesn’t neccessarily mean I would vote for him for President.

USMC

October 3rd, 2012
9:16 am

“When are some people going to figure out that the “magic 8%” number isn’t so magical?”

Yes, great point, the true unemployment rate is closer to 16% when factor in the people who have STOPPED looking for a job. :-)

larry

October 3rd, 2012
9:16 am

So Mr Romneycare, pro choice, economically, not foreign war focused isn’t centrist enough for you?

Problem is , thats not the Romney that is running.

Its the repeal Obamacare, anti-choice, supply side economics, bomb Iran and have Isreal dictate our foreign policy Romney that is running.

USMC

October 3rd, 2012
9:17 am

MORE BAD NEWS BREAKING FOR THE OBAMA CAMPAIGN…

Obama, Romney Tied Among Likely Voters
http://www.nationaljournal.com/daily/obama-romney-tied-among-likely-voters-20121002

Paul

October 3rd, 2012
9:18 am

JamVet

Jm didn’t say who’s making the choice for whom -

Keep Up the Good Fight! (and only seeing conned poutrage)

October 3rd, 2012
9:18 am

Oh USinUK, you are sooooo clueless not to see the fire and hear the fire alarms….. just because the thought is that after the election the congress can work out the sequestration issues does not mean that Obama is not corrupt for requiring strict compliance with notices that would panic many. ;)

OMG its like they are actually breaking the law…. like ACORN… (but, but don’t look at that Sprull guy the GOP used).

DannyX

October 3rd, 2012
9:19 am

“Yes, great point, the true unemployment rate is closer to 16% when factor in the people who have STOPPED looking for a job.”

And yet you just linked to a story that used the 8.1% figure. Make up your mind.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 3rd, 2012
9:19 am

USNUK,

The suggestion of the article is that the WH made overtures..if this is true, it’s more fodder to confirm all this dope does if for personal political gain….he probably threatened a reduction in future purchase orders…

At least he is leading an exceptional investigation on behalf of the families of our folks in Libya…Has UN appointee RICE or Clinton made any more comments about the advance warnings?