Your morning jolt: Mitt Romney disavows ‘47 percent’ remarks as ‘completely wrong’

One day after a well-praised performance in a debate with President Barack Obama, Republican nominee Mitt Romney disavowed as “completely wrong” his contention that the 47 percent of Americans who receive federal benefits are overly dependent on government:

From the Associated Press:

The original remarks, secretly recorded during a fundraiser in May and posted online in September by the magazine Mother Jones, sparked intense criticism of Romney and provided fodder to those who portray him as an out-of-touch millionaire oblivious to the lives of average Americans. The remarks became a staple of Obama campaign criticism.

Initially, Romney defended his view, telling reporters at a news conference shortly after the video was posted that his remarks were “not elegantly stated” and that they were spoken “off the cuff.” He didn’t disavow them, however, and later adopted as a response when the remarks were raised that his campaign supports “the 100 percent in America.”

In an interview Thursday night with Fox News, Romney was asked what he would have said had the “47 percent” comments come up during his debate in Denver on Wednesday night with President Barack Obama.

“Well, clearly in a campaign, with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question-and-answer sessions, now and then you’re going to say something that doesn’t come out right,” Romney said. “In this case, I said something that’s just completely wrong.”

He added: “And I absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that I care about 100 percent and that’s been demonstrated throughout my life. And this whole campaign is about the 100 percent.”

Under the assumption that anything uttered by either presidential candidate at this stage is premeditated, and given Romney’s empahsis on bipartisanship during the debate, you have to assume this is a concerted effort to move the Republican candidate back to the center for the final 30 days of the campaign.

Asked for his reaction to Romney’s walk-back, U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, R-Marietta, offered Soledad O’Brien a sports metaphor. From Politico.com:

“The Republican, the conservative candidate in the primary is always gonna lean right and come back to the center for the general,” the Georgia Republican said on CNN’s “Starting Point.” “The opposite for the Democrat, that’s all you’re seeing here. It’s very typical.”…

“When the coach gives that pep talk, it’ll be maybe a little different what he says to the running back than what he says to the lineman, but they’re all on the same team, you have to pull everyone together,” he said. “And that’s all Mitt Romney is doing.”

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Wednesday’s debate has caused Peggy Noonan of the Wall Street Journal to revise her assessment of September’s “incompetent” Mitt Romney:

America got its first, sustained look at the good and competent Mr. Romney. And it really was a first. He wasted his convention but showed up for his debate, and an estimated 58 million people were watching. Many of them were taking his measure for the first time. What did they see? He was confident, gracious, in command of the facts. He looked like a president, acted like one. He was easily the incumbent’s equal and maybe more than that, so he became for the first time a real alternative to the incumbent, a living one, not just a name on a ballot.

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On Thursday, Attorney General Sam Olens held a conference call with reporters to explain the instructions he gave this week to State School Superintendent John Barge, on the need for local school systems to stay out of the charter school campaign.

My AJC colleague Wayne Washington has the details here.

Opposition to the proposed constitutional amendment, which will be on the Nov. 6 ballot, may be strongest in rural Georgia, where cuts to education have had a larger impact.

Olens declared that taxpayer money may not be used to campaign against – or for – the amendment. One example immediately pointed out by charter school proponents was a letter that Sharon Sewell, mayor of Bremen, sent to city residents.

Bremen has its own city school system with 6,000 students. From Sewell’s letter:

This amendment has nothing to do with charter schools as I have thought them to be. Local boards of education along with the communities in which they serve can already authorize charter schools.

This amendment offers the opportunity for the state to bypass locally elected boards to create a state commission that that strips local voters, parents and local officials of any authority, placing it instead in the hands of state politicians. It also diverts our tax money from funding our local public schools to for-profit state charter school management companies who may be more concerned about shareholder profits than student performance.

….As my friends, I want to say to you that I am horrified by the greed for power that is being demonstrated in our state and federal governments. We have got to stand up, stand together, be informed and seek the truth. Sadly, truth is hard to find. The trunk of this nation is being attacked by parasites wanting to thrive at the expense of the roots holding the health of the American tree. We still have the chance to make a choice to make a change. If not us, then who? If not now, then when? If not America, then what?

May God have mercy on us, grant us grace and inspire us to stand and not blink. I am deeply grateful for you and I love living here with you.

Sewell said this morning, in a telephone interview, that she regularly sends messages to residents via their water bills, and said that no extra public expense was involved.

“Every month, I write to our people about something that’s on my mind. My people simply need to know what they’re voting for or against,” she said. “I think that an informed populace is very important.

“The frightening part of this is that the people who created this charter school amendment would just soon everybody not know. That is the most frightening part of all,” the mayor said.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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306 comments Add your comment

Just a taxpayer

October 5th, 2012
8:09 am

What a buffoon. He obviously is lying to someone.

Mark

October 5th, 2012
8:21 am

Can you beleive this guy? What Flip Flopper!

NoahVale

October 5th, 2012
8:33 am

@ Mark
October 5th, 2012
8:21 am
“Can you beleive this guy? What Flip Flopper!”

You and those like you, are the same ones who excoriated Gov. Romney for making the 47% remark and now, trash him again for apologizing. In your skewed thinking pattern, he can’t win either way. You are apart of the 47% Gov. Romney knows will never vote for him no matter what he does or says.

GAPeach

October 5th, 2012
8:33 am

The truth is that most of Romney’s “base” believes this 47% freeloader business, whether they happen to be in the 47% or in the 1% of the wealthiest. Why should Romney start disavowing it now? Oh right, it’s the election.

intowner

October 5th, 2012
8:34 am

Two flip-flops this week – immigration/Dream kids and now most everyone else. Not sure this is a record, but it ain’t bad.

There is an interesting article in the latest New Yorker on the billionaires lined up against Obama and why they so despise him. It explained why Romney’s 47% pitch was so on-target. In the beginning I understood their position; by the end of the article they were nothing more than whining me-too’s, self-absorbed and self-serving, and not too far off-message in arrogant conceit from some of the gang-banging hood’sters I hear when they prance and preen walking down my street.

Honestly, when did the ethos of this country go sooooo far of the freakin’ rails… ?

justjanny

October 5th, 2012
8:35 am

Suprise, surprise! Typical politician…will say anything to get elected Intelligent Americans will see through this revelation…all 47, oops, I mean, 100 percent of us!

Angus

October 5th, 2012
8:37 am

Romney doesn’t give an ish about the 47%….but neither does Obama.

For a point of reference though, note that Georgia has the second highest percentage of 47%’ers in the nation.

Carry on.

curious

October 5th, 2012
8:42 am

Ask any white person in Georgia who makes up the 47% and the answer will be blacks and illegal immigrants.

Madge From Accounting

October 5th, 2012
8:46 am

I didn’t hear Romney apologize. What I heard him say was that it was “taken completely wrong”. IMO the only thing he’s guilty of is telling the truth, the first time; and trying to renege on it the second time.

Oh wait, that would make him a Class A Flip Flopper.

Obvious

October 5th, 2012
8:47 am

@Mark – flip flopper? How about, “Yeah, that was wrong – my bad.” I’m willing to accept that. I think it’s a good thing to have folks change their mind and state why.

Especially if you said something stupid. I say stupid stuff all the time.

jconservative

October 5th, 2012
8:49 am

Unemployment rate just came out – 7.8%. Bad news for Romney and the Republican campaign.

The Republican House, Senate and presidential campaign have hollered for 4 years about unemployment being over 8%. Now it is under 8%. Expect a bounce for Obama in the polls.

John

October 5th, 2012
8:49 am

You OBAMA groupies, keep drinking that kool-aid, OBAMA is giving you, but dont be crying if he is re-elected and then tells you,” SUCKA! Drank the kool aid dindn’t ya!” What Romney meant was no different than a die hard Falcons fan, wishing the Saints good-luck, just wont never happen! I mean why would any of the 47% vote for a man wanting you to work for what you get, and no longer have the other half pay your mortgage and food…. It is all about ENTITLEMENT! You thank we owe you!

shorty

October 5th, 2012
8:49 am

curious – I am a white girl who lives in Georgia and I fall into the 47% category. Stop generalizing, all you are doing is adding to the problem.

Secondly, of course he comes out TWO WEEKS later to address this comment? No matter what he says, I will never be able to stand with a party who wants to tell women what to do with their bodies and has a problem with gay marriage.

Peggy

October 5th, 2012
8:50 am

Now he is going too far. Just because Romney won the debate and is flying high right does not mean he can just dismiss a major statement he is on tape saying. That’s as bad as him taking complete credit for the auto industry when he is on tape saying let them go bankrupt. I don’t understand him nor do I trust him

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lmno

October 5th, 2012
8:51 am

It is so frustrating to me that the only part of that video that is discussed is the comment about the 47% of people who do not pay income taxes.

What about the comment about his wife? “We’re using Ann sparingly now so people don’t get tired of her”. What does that say about him? To me, it says he is a phony and an actor. How would you feel if your spouse said something similar to the press about you?

What about the comment that his election would come easier if he had been born hispanic? What does that say about him? To me it says that he totally doesn’t get it. If he had been born hispanic, his father would not have been the Governor of Michigan back then for one thing. Also, in those days, his religion was still very seperatist and openly taught that dark skinned people were cursed by God in the Americas. So, he wouldn’t be anythng that he is now and would not have had the opportunities he has had.

Madge From Accounting

October 5th, 2012
8:51 am

Blacks and illegal immigrants? The wealthiest Blacks in America live in three places: L.A. area, Maryland, and Georgia.

Those whites you mention should probably leave the trailer park every now and then and look around at whom they’re pointing a finger at. just saying…

ExRepublican

October 5th, 2012
8:52 am

Romney is a liar and he not to be trusted. Romney if it was wrong why would you say that about the 47% of american.

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Madge From Accounting

October 5th, 2012
8:54 am

You thank we owe you!

Obviously made by a poster NOT part of the elite 1% (They’re usually better educated). Just saying……

fes

October 5th, 2012
8:55 am

To those saying he’s owning up to it and not flip-flopping, wake up. He’s saying anything and everything to get to the head of the country club. If you really think he has changed his view of the people, you’re nuts. He still thinks they’re moochers, he’s just trying to backtrack to better his standings in the polls. That said, I can’t stand either of them. Gary Johnson gets my vote.

lego lunatic

October 5th, 2012
8:55 am

Regardles of who said it or their intention, let’s not miss the message- fact remains that 47% are on the government dole.Some of you people can’t see the forest for all the trees. This problem came up in the beginings of our country, and folks were told if they didn’t work, they couldn’t eat the fruits of someone else’ labor. Unfortunately, we’ve grown into a soceity that seeks to remove all discomfort from life. Removing discomfort (the shame of being lazy in many cases) only causes that disomfort to be shifted to someone else ( the taxpayer supporting the freeloaders).

Bob from Accounttemps

October 5th, 2012
8:57 am

Those who criticize should actually take the time to listen to the entire clip and not just the headlines and soundbites that the media want you to hear. With just a minimal amount of critical thinking, which is tough for the general population, you will hear that he was speaking about what part of the population his message would resonate with most. That’s all. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that he’s right when he says a message about cutting income taxes won’t resonate with those that don’t pay income taxes. Get over it – if you like him, fine, if you don’t, THIS should not be your reason.

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ExRepublican

October 5th, 2012
8:57 am

Romney flip flopping and lying on the debate.
Romney didnt have a plan for nothing.
Obama laid his plan out from taxes to health care.
Romney lied over and over.
Romney my niece said stop bashing PBS and big bird.

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John

October 5th, 2012
9:02 am

Oh Please People! OBAMA has never said anything that made you think, “Who is this guy?” For twenty years this guy learned from a minister that hates the US! Wake-Up! I am all for people being with who they want to be with, doing to their bodies what they want, but when that freedom begins to mean that it affects other’s freedom, that is where you draw the line. I just know I am sick of my tax money going to dead beats that want to take from others…. If that is the OBAMA way…. then go for it… but when there is no more to give and the kettle is dry, it will be the deadbeats that cant survive, because they wont be able to handle the pressure of WORK!

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ExRepublican

October 5th, 2012
9:04 am

Romney is a liar liar liar he went after big bird that was is only plan that he had to fire big bird.

Cal Naughton, Jr.

October 5th, 2012
9:07 am

7.8 Baby!!

#magicman

John

October 5th, 2012
9:08 am

Let me guess, your at home, eating cheetos my tax money paid for, watching Big Bird on free tv, that is being paid for by borrowed money from CHINA! Good grief!!!!
Save BIG BIRD and just send him over to cable!

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Billy

October 5th, 2012
9:09 am

I hereby declare every misstatement I ever made to be null, void and completely wrong. Whew, I feel so much better.

Edward

October 5th, 2012
9:11 am

I guess someone shook the Etch-A-Sketch, again.

John

October 5th, 2012
9:11 am

7.8%— and your happy! Point made!

phil

October 5th, 2012
9:12 am

Maybe Romney has “evolved”? Just like Obama did on gay marriage.

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Tag

October 5th, 2012
9:13 am

I think he is the new blood this country needs!

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WOW

October 5th, 2012
9:15 am

@ intowner

Come on now, not just two? You forgot about the Dodd/Frank conversion and renouncing his own tax plan. And that’s just to name a few. New Mitt has an entirely different platform than he did just a week ago.

cc

October 5th, 2012
9:16 am

“What a buffoon”
“What Flip Flopper!”
“Why should Romney start disavowing it now? Oh right, it’s the election.”
“Two flip-flops this week”
“will say anything to get elected”
“I don’t understand him nor do I trust him”
“Romney is a liar and he not to be trusted.”

I think it safe to assume that Governor Romney NEVER had the chance of getting any of your votes. Your affirmation of this fact is unnecessary.

“Unemployment rate just came out – 7.8%. Bad news for Romney and the Republican campaign.”

The same statement also said that only 114,000 new burger-flipping jobs were created. If you believe that the unemployment rate has dropped, your IQ is less than room temperature, a common trait among those who vote dimocrat.

Road Scholar

October 5th, 2012
9:17 am

If elected: Romney: I really didn’t mean to nuke them!

What became of his accounting denial? Truth? They are saying he lied.

What happened to his comments on his healthcare stand? Prior conditions? They’re saying he lied there also.

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Old Dawg

October 5th, 2012
9:18 am

Eisenhower noted that George Romney didn’t really stand for anything, and now his son is following in his footsteps.

Romney made several statements Wednesday night that were lies, or misleading. I turned the TV off when he said that US companies don’t receive tax breaks when they off-shore their manufacturing site. Romney set up a division of Bain that assisted companies off-short AND receive tax credits/subsidies.

We are in this economic mess because of 30 years of off-shoring manufacturing. Manufacturing is slowly returning, but until we end the subsidies/taxcredits for removing the core of our economic engine, it won’t happen.

Both sides of the political aisle enabled off-shoring and until we can get both side of state and federal legislators to fight and work to return manufacturing the malaise will continue.

Companies complain about environmental infrastructure regulations in the US. Now, because of lax of rules in China, India and other nations, those countries are having to implement regulations as well.

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, or a free rein for manufacturing. Do it right the first time, and the problems won’t happen.

Has Obama ever made false statements/lies. Yes, he’s a politician and human. He does, however, stay on message and doesn’t have to flip-flop as much as Romney. In too many instances, Romney is forced to counter his statements after making.

In Southern parlance, he’s a pure slap liar!

Truth

October 5th, 2012
9:21 am

Romney lies. Gingrich said it and republicans know it. Romney will say anything to get elected. He is more interested in getting the job than doing the job. The man cannot be trusted. Romney is the Gordon Gekko of the Republican party. Romney does not respect hard-working Americans. Remember that when you trust this guy with your vote.

WOW

October 5th, 2012
9:21 am

@curious
Ask any white person in Georgia who makes up the 47% and the answer will be blacks and illegal immigrants.

The vast majorirty of the 47% are seniors who collect Social Security.

juvenal

October 5th, 2012
9:23 am

“i will close gitmo”….”i will have the troops out of I & A by August of my first term”…

WOW

October 5th, 2012
9:24 am

CC:

Since you are the one doubting the numbers, I guess for some right wing conspiracy theory, maybe its your IQ that should be questioned…

PR

October 5th, 2012
9:27 am

What is sad to me is that these are the best two candidates our political parties could come up with. Is this really the best America has to offer??

So much hot air being blown both ways at the debate on Wednesday night. I don’t trust either one of them…

caught

October 5th, 2012
9:34 am

the truth of the matter come on people Mitt meant what he said he just didnt think he was being recorded and would get CAUGHT saying his true feeling reminder he said he didnt care about the 47% anyway now because he thinks the first debate made him look good he flips from his stomach to his back both sides should be bruised and red by now after all is flip flopping

David D

October 5th, 2012
9:35 am

Those of you who think Romney is sincere are so off base. This is damage control. He also claims that his life has shown he cares about the 100%. Yeah – right. His charity is his cult.

Pandora

October 5th, 2012
9:36 am

Words are like feathers in the wind. Once they are out there you CAN’T take them back! Romney said what he said because that is what is in his wicked heart! He is an evil man. That’s why I and the majority of Americans are voting for President Obama! :) He will win by a land slide. God Is Good!

Puerile Pedant

October 5th, 2012
9:36 am

Well, his comments are “completely wrong” because the media got a hold of them. What he said to his donors in that speech is what he truly believes. It be nice to see him “man up” and own them. Obama may not deserve re-election, but “Flopney” would be a disaster as a President for anyone making less than $250K a year.

RAMZAD

October 5th, 2012
9:36 am

Now, is the the person we want to trust to lead the Free World?

Pandora

October 5th, 2012
9:36 am

David D. Amen to that!

Baby

October 5th, 2012
9:37 am

Considering that a huge make up of the 47% percent are older folks living off social security, and red-staters, he realized it was an incredibly stupid thing to say. Still out of touch with average Americans though. The middle class makes $250k. LMAO. He obviously doesn’t know any actual middle classers like police officers, firefighters, teachers, etc…

Michael

October 5th, 2012
9:41 am

Talk about lies! Thats all Obama has done is lie since he got in the white House. Obama got his but handed to him in the debate! If Obama should get in for four more years this country will be worce then it was in the Great Depression! Obama couldn’t run a candy store!!!!
I thought Carter was bad but Obama is a joke!

juvenal

October 5th, 2012
9:42 am

“they cling to their guns & their churches”…

Mark

October 5th, 2012
9:44 am

@ Michael

October 5th, 2012
9:41 am
Talk about lies! Thats all Obama has done is lie since he got in the white House. Obama got his but handed to him in the debate! If Obama should get in for four more years this country will be worce then it was in the Great Depression! Obama couldn’t run a candy store!!!!
I thought Carter was bad but Obama is a joke!

Michael before you start your conservative rant about the President telling lies, how about learing how to use the word “worse” in a sentence and not “worce”.

DawgNole

October 5th, 2012
9:45 am

PR
October 5th, 2012
9:27 am

What is sad to me is that these are the best two candidates our political parties could come up with. Is this really the best America has to offer??

So much hot air being blown both ways at the debate on Wednesday night. I don’t trust either one of them…
_____________________

You’ve nailed it. Sadly, it’s not only this upcoming election that offers us a choice between no more than a rock or a hard place, but the past several elections as well. The political system in this country smells really unpleasant–and has for many years.

Mark

October 5th, 2012
9:46 am

Jobless rate falls to 7.8% as economy adds 114,000 jobs

Pete

October 5th, 2012
9:50 am

Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up!! We can’t believe anything this guy says.

Ronald Reagan

October 5th, 2012
9:50 am

President Barry H. has failed his four year training program to be a President. He will be replaced in January by a successful business man who knows how to make decisions & do the right thing! Congratulations to President Carter on his move up to the second worst President in history!

cc

October 5th, 2012
9:51 am

“Words are like feathers in the wind. Once they are out there you CAN’T take them back!”

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure,” he said. “It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.”

Senator Barack Obama, March 2006

bubba

October 5th, 2012
9:51 am

loser leeches get a job

Tom

October 5th, 2012
9:53 am

“Completely wrong”? But…but…but Rush and Sean and Neal Boortz said that the 47% comments were 100% COMPLETELY TRUE! How does a die-hard Great American ™ like me know what to believe?

Old Dawg

October 5th, 2012
9:55 am

As for the charter school amendment….leave the mayor alone. She has always sent out a newsletter with the water bills that are informative and encouraging. It’s about money from the taxpapyers AGAIN and we ain’t got no more to spare.

Goldie

October 5th, 2012
9:56 am

agree with you, Mitt — and you’re “completely wrong” for what’s ailing America today… we’re moving FORWARD with Obama/Biden in 2012!

:)

cc

October 5th, 2012
9:57 am

Reading the comments from the Obama voters makes me wonder (again) how these people even found their way out of the birth canal.

HRPufnstuf

October 5th, 2012
9:57 am

Who let the dogs out? That one always cracks me up!

Retired Soldier

October 5th, 2012
10:00 am

Question:

Obama and other Dems like to say Bush and the Reps. hsd two wars that were unfunded. If that is true are Obama’s two years in Iraq and his expanded war in Afghanistan unfunded? In the almost four years in office Obama has run up 5 trillion in new debt. How has Obama funded his wars?

HRPufnstuf

October 5th, 2012
10:01 am

Seriously though, listening to the secretly recorded tape, I heard the REAL Mitt talk from the heart. I’ve never heard him sound so real and relaxed in a speech. He meant what he said. There is no way anyone can deny that, especially him. Too late Mitt, you got caught!

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Goldie

October 5th, 2012
10:07 am

Mitt showed his true self on that video speaking amongst his “friends” with 50K to spend for dinner… and he showed how comfortable he is talking amongst his friends about how he really feels regarding the American middle class — shame on you, Cons, for supporting such a man who has this hatred and disdain for half of America! :(

td

October 5th, 2012
10:08 am

First state poll after the debate:

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Virginia Voters, taken last night, shows Romney earning 49% support to Obama’s 48%. Three percent (3%) remain undecided.

Revit

October 5th, 2012
10:09 am

The 47% don’t pay employment taxes. That’s all you need to know. no country can survive with 47% not paying taxes but receiving massive amounts of undeserved perks and benefits.

td

October 5th, 2012
10:10 am

HRPufnstuf

October 5th, 2012
10:01 am

“Seriously though, listening to the secretly recorded tape, I heard the REAL Mitt”

And when you watch the Daily Caller video release of Obama in 2007 you see the real Obama. I will take the real Mitt over the real Obama any day of the week.

DannyX

October 5th, 2012
10:14 am

td, you must be devastated by Mitt’s “I was completely wrong” statement.

You have about 250 posts backing up Romney’s 47% comment.

DC

October 5th, 2012
10:15 am

It appears that Obama’s campaign is resorting to name calling in an effort to get him reelected, calling Romney a “liar”. Wretched mongers. That’s about all you can expect from The Democratic Party, an organization full of liars.

ExRepublican

October 5th, 2012
10:16 am

7.8 Good news for Obama.
Romney bad news 47%

Tony Jacobs

October 5th, 2012
10:21 am

Obama doesn’t care about the 47% either. He just wants their vote, then they can back to their miserable lives.

td

October 5th, 2012
10:21 am

63.6% of all people between 16 and 60 are actually working right now. This is the lowest work force labor participation rate this country has seen since Jimmy Carter. When people give up looking for work then the unemployment rate is going to go down.

Look before I leap...

October 5th, 2012
10:25 am

Romney’s retraction would have carried a bit more weight on the sincerity meter had he made it 2 weeks ago.
That said, time to move on and examine the real issues:
What exactly will the do nothing congress come up with to avoid the automatic tax increases and massive spending cuts that are looming? I don’t think the US economy can absorb that kind of shock.

No matter who gets sworn in next January, they will be staring at a pretty nasty mess.

ExRepublican

October 5th, 2012
10:25 am

Obama will win by 313 electoral votes.
Romney is shaken about the 7.8%.
When Obama took office it was 10.3% now it 7.8%.
Obama was doing his job but the republican congress was not doing there job.
4 more years for Obama.
Romney you can watch Big Bird when Obama win 4 more years.

td

October 5th, 2012
10:27 am

DannyX

October 5th, 2012
10:14 am

td, you must be devastated by Mitt’s “I was completely wrong” statement.

You have about 250 posts backing up Romney’s 47% comment.

If you knew what the heck you were talking about then you would be dangerous.

Romney’s 47% comment was related to the people that probably will not vote for him because his main message is about cutting taxes and reducing spending and they are the ones that do not pay taxes and receiving all the government entitlement spending.

My comments are on a philosophical prospective in which people are held accountable for their actions not bailed out by the government. If people chose to not get an education, job skills, drop out of HS, do drugs and get pregnant then we should not bail them out for making such decisions.

cc

October 5th, 2012
10:32 am

“It appears that Obama’s campaign is resorting to name calling in an effort to get him reelected, calling Romney a “liar”.”

It takes real gall for the Obama campaign to call ANYONE a liar! Obama is the Liar-in-Chief, and has done nothing but lie for the past five years. He has probably been a liar all his life but only in the past five years has he had a national stage on which to exhibit those lies.

fix the problem

October 5th, 2012
10:39 am

I am tired of paying for food for sorry no good jerks that milk the system.

Toni

October 5th, 2012
10:40 am

Maybe, Romney wants to fire Big Bird, so that he’ll have a job if this election thing doesn’t work out

fix the problem

October 5th, 2012
10:42 am

EX republican – it’s their – not there.
Also should be wins and not win.

td

October 5th, 2012
10:44 am

Here is where the unemployment rate went down. The Feds went on a hiring spree just at the right time. Now tell me again how this is not manipulation by Obama? This is also the reason the deficit is higher then last year.

Unemployment Rate Plummets to 4.3%–For Government Workers
By Terence P. Jeffrey
October 5, 2012
Subscribe to Terence P. Jeffrey’s posts

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(CNSNews.com) – The best news anywhere in the U.S. economy over the past three months has been in the government sector, where unemployment has dropped dramatically from 5.7 percent in July to 5.1 percent in August to 4.3 percent in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Both the federal and state governments increased their employees in July, August and September.

The Obama administration has added 10,000 civilian workers to the federal government’s payroll since July, according to BLS. In that month, the federal government employed 2,804,000 civilian workers. In August, that increased to 2,810,000. And, in September, the number of civilian federal employees increased again to 2,814,000.

The BLS’s count of civilian federal employees does not include members of the military or individuals who work for certain intelligence gathering agencies, including the Central Intelligence Agency and the NSA.

The Obama administration has been able to accomplish a net increase in federal employees over the past three months even while the U.S. Postal Service–whose employees are considered part of the federal workforce–eliminated jobs and decreased its payroll. In July, according to BLS, the Postal Service employed 610,000 people. In August, that declined to 609,900, and in September that declined to 606,900.

State governments have added a net of 17,000 new workers to their taxpayer-funded payrolls over the past three months. In July, state government around the nation employed 5,052,000 people. In August, that climbed to 5,056,000, and in September it climbed again to 5,069,000

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/unemployment-rate-plummets-43-government-workers

But The Emperor Isn't Wearing Any Clothes!

October 5th, 2012
10:44 am

It’s simple politics of the worst kind. He said what he said to that particular audience because that’s what he thought they wanted to hear. He didn’t necessarily mean it, he was just pandering to them.

Likewise, saying now that the remark was “taken wrong” is the same thing. He’s saying what this audience, in this case the nation, wants to hear.

The man is opportunistic and wants the job, period. He’ll do or say anything to get elected.

This is not a partisan opinion. It’s an observation. The same could be said for Bill Clinton.

Like them or not, the opposite could be said for both Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan, and even W. They truly believed in their philosophies and had the strength of character to stand behind them.

Romney is the most two-faced, opportunistic candidate we’ve had since Clinton. That’s a fact.

Look before I leap...

October 5th, 2012
10:45 am

@td
The LPR was 63.6 at the end of Reagan’s first year and stayed right around 64 for nearly his entire term.

You really should avoid throwing out the random statistic without any context.
I know it makes you feel good, but I would hope it is not your intent to mislead people.

Obama is dishonest

October 5th, 2012
10:49 am

Obama & the mainstream media has been trying to say Romney is ________________ (fill in the blank…….anything negative they can think of).

Romney was presidential and very impressive during the Republican convention AND has been consistently competent for months/years……….the problem is the media will not air any of his good moments and/or they skew everything to make him look bad.

The debate showed the real Romney and now Obama & the mainstream media is acting like a different Romney showed up for the debate. The only difference is that the real Romney is DIFFERENT from the Romney that Obama & the main stream media has portrayed for the past several months!!

John

October 5th, 2012
10:49 am

Half of the 47% Romney was talking about, is doing and saying all they can about Romney, because they realized that he has put them on notice that when he takes office, your mooching days are over…. Your free OBAMA phones, free food, free gas, etc… will be over…. that would probably make me call Mitt a liar too, if I did not depend on myself to make a way for my family like I was raised to do….

Look before I leap...

October 5th, 2012
10:49 am

need to amend my comment above
that should read “his entire FIRST term”
fat-fingered it

cc

October 5th, 2012
10:50 am

“He’s saying what this audience, in this case the nation, wants to hear.”

You don’t think Obama is doing exactly that with specifically targeted groups?

Yeah, right . . .

td

October 5th, 2012
10:50 am

Look before I leap…

October 5th, 2012
10:45 am

What are your comments about the article I posted showing the hiring spree the Federal government has recently went on? How is that justified?

Jackie

October 5th, 2012
10:53 am

Wow five weeks before the election and suddenly denies everything, so if he gets elected he will do whatever he wants and then what? Really, sounds reliable and honest

cc

October 5th, 2012
10:54 am

ExRepublican@10:25 am:

Your ‘screen name’ is a scream! The truth is that you have never voted for a Republican in your life, and you never will. Your ‘name’ deceives no one.

Doug B

October 5th, 2012
10:59 am

If he had come out with this statement right after the video first came to light, he probably would’ve been okay. Instead he said that the substance of the statement was correct, even if he didn’t say it very well. Now he says he doesn’t believe what he said at all. Clearly, that’s just a political ploy.

td

October 5th, 2012
11:04 am

Doug B

October 5th, 2012
10:59 am

And if you listened to the substance of the statement in context then you would know it is true. When you are running on cutting taxes and cutting government spending then the people that pay no taxes and receive government handouts (not talking about SS people and neither was Romney) are less likely to vote for him.

Look before I leap...

October 5th, 2012
11:05 am

@td
My comments are that it was a 10K net increase or about 5% of total jobs added nationwide.
Since I don’t know WHICH agencies added jobs, I can’t speak to justification.

I do know that at 2.8M jobs, there are still fewer non-military federal employees than we had under Reagan/Bush when the number topped 3M for 8 of those 12 years.

Morality?

October 5th, 2012
11:06 am

Jay says Obama was disorganized and confused……… coke will do that to you.

Morality?

October 5th, 2012
11:08 am

This election is about the economy and jobs ……. and Obama’s last 4 years gets an “F” for failure.

Look before I leap...

October 5th, 2012
11:10 am

@td
If what Romeny said was actually true as you claim, why did he back off the statement?

Michele

October 5th, 2012
11:10 am

What do you really expect? The old saying, which is absolutely true is: How can you tell when a politician is lying? When his lips are moving!

You can’t believe a word they say. You have to check their record. And the beat goes on!

NoChance

October 5th, 2012
11:10 am

Why does it matter?? Mitt has no chance of winning anyway! Who cares how he feels or what he thinks? Everyone on this blog know that President BARACK OBAMA will have a second term. Deal with it or get to packing….the choice is yours! I’m so thankful that he made this 47% comment because all it takes now is 4% for Mr. President to gain the win. Easy task….Mitt has no chance.

resno2

October 5th, 2012
11:11 am

2008 = Garbage in
2012 = Garbage out

td

October 5th, 2012
11:12 am

Look before I leap…

October 5th, 2012
11:05 am

@td

“I do know that at 2.8M jobs, there are still fewer non-military federal employees than we had under Reagan/Bush when the number topped 3M for 8 of those 12 years”

Those numbers are a little skewed because we both know that many of the jobs held by 3M during Reagan/Bush have been outsourced since and the new numbers do not reflect the outsourced numbers.

Road Scholar

October 5th, 2012
11:14 am

junenal: Your first post on Guantanamo did not include the fact that Congress would not allow or fund the closing. Ah. details!

Your second post “they cling to their guns & their churches”… is a misquote: they cling to their guns and religion. Have you ever been to eastern Pennsylvanian? They have a lot of “rednecks” (and I mean this in a good way) there and in Maryland. Sir, they close the manufacturing plants for at least a week during deer season! And as to the religion part of the comment, don’t most truly religious people base their beliefs on the philosophy of their religion?

Ugly Politics

October 5th, 2012
11:15 am

@John

October 5th, 2012
9:08 am
Let me guess, your at home, eating cheetos my tax money paid for, watching Big Bird on free tv, that is being paid for by borrowed money from CHINA! Good grief!!!!
Save BIG BIRD and just send him over to cable!

==================================

I live in a small town in a senior citizens community.

I was told by the driver of Meals On Wheels that some of the people who get the FREE

meals are WHITE, live in a middle class community and some are business owners.

He said that they have been getting FREE MEALS FOR YEARS.

DO YOU STILL WANT YOU MONEY BACK?

cc

October 5th, 2012
11:16 am

“Everyone on this blog know that President BARACK OBAMA will have a second term”

This statement is a lie; not everyone on this blogs knows or believes that Hussein will be re-elected.

Romney will win. The only question remaining is the size of the landslide . . .

td

October 5th, 2012
11:16 am

Look before I leap…

October 5th, 2012
11:10 am

@td
If what Romeny said was actually true as you claim, why did he back off the statement?

Because after the MSM and the Obama campaign demagogue the issue so much it was the smart political move. Kind of like Obama disavowing himself from the man that was him mentor. preacher and married he and his wife did 4 years ago.

Double Zero Eight

October 5th, 2012
11:16 am

Willard is the undisputed king of “flip-flopping”.

Look before I leap...

October 5th, 2012
11:17 am

Morality?

October 5th, 2012
11:08 am

This election is about the economy and jobs ……. and Obama’s last 4 years gets an “F” for failure.

I don’t normally feed the trolls here, but I just gotta ask:
If 3 years of economic growth, weak and tepid as it is, get a grade of “F”, what grade would you give to the final 16 months of the Bush II administration?

Ugly Politics

October 5th, 2012
11:21 am

@Morality?

October 5th, 2012
11:06 am
Jay says Obama was disorganized and confused……… coke will do that to you.

=======================================================

WHY did Romney make that comment about the 47%………

RELIGIOUS UNDERWEAR will do that to you.

Retired Soldier

October 5th, 2012
11:23 am

Look-

Also an F.

Dirty Dawg

October 5th, 2012
11:29 am

The real ‘lesson’ in this for Romney and the Republicans – even if its way too late to matter – is that they should have paid more attention to ‘The Help’. Specifically, that the people serving that ‘gathering’ are part of that 47% and that they have eyes, ears and feelings…only now they’ve got iPhones too. Gee, wonder if they served chocolate pie?

Look before I leap...

October 5th, 2012
11:29 am

@td
I think (and correct me if I am wrong) that you are saying that it was politically expedient for Romney to disavow his earlier comments.
And if this statement is true:
“Because after the MSM and the Obama campaign demagogue (sic) the issue so much it was the smart political move”
Then Romney’s retraction is insincere in so much as he did not really have a change of heart in his thinking, he was simply trying to score some political points.

Is my analysis off here?

Look before I leap...

October 5th, 2012
11:33 am

@RS
That is quite the negative curve you are using there. Glad you were not one of my professors.

@Dirty Dawg:
“Gee, wonder if they served chocolate pie?”

That actually made me laugh at loud.
The “terrible awful” heeeee

td

October 5th, 2012
11:33 am

Look before I leap…

October 5th, 2012
11:29 am

Since his statement has been taken totally out of context (Romney does not care about the 47% is totally out of context) then yes it was more politically expedient for him to disavow then to try to explain what he really said.

Is this not the same exact thing that Obama did to Wright?

UPGRAYEDD

October 5th, 2012
11:36 am

I am so glad Mitt said this today. I have just officially changed my vote from Obama to Romney. However, I will change to Obama tomorrow, Mitt on Sunday, and back and forth and this and that and up and down and in and out and left and right until the election.

Ooops. Mitt. On Election Day, I love you not.

Retired Soldier

October 5th, 2012
11:39 am

Look-

Want an A, balance the budget and start paying down the debt. Wabt a B, then blance the budget only. Want a C, lower the anual deficit by 50%. Want a D, lower the annual deficit by 25%.

Facts are facts, if you get the job done, great. I am very conservative, Bush the younger was not a conservative. The debt is our greatest problem and both parties are guilty, yes even our “conservative” GA republican representatives and senators.

I am one of the 7.8%

October 5th, 2012
11:47 am

I am one of the people who FINALLY got a job…yup a great job making 25,000 less a year than I did before Obama, and now without ANY benefits too…Woo Hoo for the great job he is doing getting people back to work. Yes back to work at a lower income and less benefits. Sure something he should hang his hat on!

Look before I leap...

October 5th, 2012
11:49 am

@td
That is the 2nd time you have attempted the Obama/Wright deflection.
The topic is: How sincere is Romney’s retraction?

You know when I first heard Romney’s comment (and this a quote”)
“There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what.”
I assumed he was referring to Democrats in general who were going to vote for Obama no matter what Romney promised.

But then, Romney goes on to say (and again I quote):
“All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care….”

That is a MUCH broader demographic that crosses political lines.

WOW

October 5th, 2012
11:55 am

@TD:

Just a thought about your article. True that state and federal governements have recently increased thier hiring, but it has nothing to do with elections. Government agencies hire more at the beginning of their fiscal years. Most states were July 1 and the feds was October 1.

UPGRAYEDD

October 5th, 2012
11:58 am

I just opened my own business, hired two employees, and have more than quadrupled my income in the past quarter as opposed to my circumstances in November 2008.

Anecdotal evidence is not an indication of a trend, one way or the other.

George

October 5th, 2012
12:04 pm

CURIOUS you are a dam fool like a lot of people I do not care who win the dam election.i make my own living for my family i can buy your dumb ass.By the way I am BLACK

Look before I leap...

October 5th, 2012
12:07 pm

@RS
Actually, I really don’t disagree with your grading scale when we are experiencing good economic times.

But when there is an economic downturn, the federal government does one of the few things it can do:
Raise spending and cut taxes.
To attempt anything else, is economic suicide. Mr Carter can speak to how badly that idea worked.
When the downturn reverses and the country starts growing at an annual rate of better than 3%, in a measured way, you start cutting back on the spending and very carefully start raising taxes.

Now whether or not 4 years of trillion dollar deficit spending is reasonable is best answered by people much smarter than I.

Bush II (and I agree, he was not a true conservative) post 2002 made the mistake of continuing deficit spending even though the country was seeing very decent economic growth.

yellowdog

October 5th, 2012
12:11 pm

i dont buy anyof his lies or “moving to the center” its smoke and mirrors. hes not even embarrassed at “i like big byrd, but…..ill stop funding PBS….idiot…….the rest is BS; he was wrong about the 47%? he lied about the 7 trillion taken from Medicare etc. etc. etc. he will step on women, immigrants and anything smacking of “need” for our citizens……….when is someone going to call him on all of this? geesh…..

Buford T. Justice

October 5th, 2012
12:12 pm

So 7.8% employment is something the Obama campaign should celebrate? Can’t wait to see that commercial. Of course the new campaign strategy is “Trust”. So it is doubtful the campaign will focus on these new numbers or the economy. Rather they will focus on negative personal attacks and class warfare. Unbecoming at the least.

Mark

October 5th, 2012
12:13 pm

Hey you guys that’s the intellect of td! He cannot stay on topic because his head is so far up Romney’s @ss!

td

October 5th, 2012
12:14 pm

Look before I leap…

October 5th, 2012
11:49 am

“That is the 2nd time you have attempted the Obama/Wright deflection.
The topic is: How sincere is Romney’s retraction?”

It is not a deflection but rather a comparison and it is very relevant to the discussion at hand because it shows that all politicians do the political expedient thing at the time. The way you framed the question the casual non political viewer would think that this is the first time in history that a politician ever took back his/her statement.

Now to put the below in context because Romney admitted he misspoke originally. Below would be a better syntax: .

“All right, there are 47 percent who are with him (reference to the first statement). The democratic voters who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care….” (and think if you would have continued your quote then it would have said “are not going to vote for me”).

With only adding a couple of words the entire meaning has changed and makes the statement totally accurate.

honested

October 5th, 2012
12:15 pm

Folks, don’t let your opinions cloud the facts:

Romney is a liar!
The economy was in the tank when President Obama took office (after 8 years of intentional damage).
The economy has been improving in the last 4 years (despite the best efforts of the House freshmen).
President Obama Will Be RE-Elected.
Things will continue to improve despite the efforts of conserrrrrrrrvatives to prove we are in a downward spiral, the rich are suffering and we have offended some god or another.

td

October 5th, 2012
12:18 pm

Mark

October 5th, 2012
12:13 pm

Hey you guys that’s the intellect of td! He cannot stay on topic because his head is so far up Romney’s @ss!

When I sent my absentee ballot to Florida yesterday and when I go in person to the polls in Georgia next week will be the first two times I have voted for Romney.

td

October 5th, 2012
12:22 pm

honested

October 5th, 2012
12:15 pm

Yes get out to the polls and vote because Obama is going to win Georgia and all the congressmen is Georgia will be Democrats because Obama is the Messiah.
Obama did not lose the debate the other night because Romney lied and the moderator stopped Obama from getting his message out.

curious

October 5th, 2012
12:23 pm

td
October 5th, 2012
11:33 am

“Is this not the same exact thing that Obama did to Wright?”

Romney = Obama ?

Apparently neither have any character.

td

October 5th, 2012
12:25 pm

Virginia remains a nail-biter in the first post-debate survey of the key battleground state, with Mitt Romney edging slightly ahead.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Virginia Voters, taken last night, shows Romney earning 49% support to Obama’s 48%. Three percent (3%) remain undecided.

Look before I leap...

October 5th, 2012
12:30 pm

@td
That is some pretty convoluted thinking there.
First, it IS deflection since you are now trying to make the topic about whether or not it is unprecedented for a politician to backtrack. The answer of course, no it is not.
But (and this is the last I am going to post on it) the topic is
“Mitt Romney disavows ‘47 percent’ remarks as ‘completely wrong’”
Says so right in the danged blog headline. And my question has been all along, is this retraction sincere?
If you want a referendum on famous political flip-flops of the past 200 years, ask Mr Galloway to start a new thread.

As for the 2nd half of your comment: You are changing what he actually said in order to make it “true” in the way you view the world. You can change a tire, you can change your mind, you can change the sheets on the bed, but you don’t get to change the facts.

DC

October 5th, 2012
12:31 pm

Peggy Noonan – Romney “in command of the facts” ?? Romney’s “facts” change faster than the weather. His “facts” are dictated by his audiance, what side of the bed he woke up on…anything but reality.

Look before I leap...

October 5th, 2012
12:34 pm

“When I sent my absentee ballot to Florida yesterday and when I go in person to the polls in Georgia next week ”

Perhaps you are joking (and I most sincerely hope you are). But if you aren’t, I’d stay away from the issue of voter fraud for the next 4 years if I were you.

cc

October 5th, 2012
12:39 pm

“It takes very little research to learn that Barack Obama is a committed radical Marxist or, more accurately, a socialist revolutionary. Obama’s entire history is one of early and continued exposure to communist ideology, and of his acceptance and championing of the socialist model. No one could logically conclude that his work as a community organizer in Chicago was for any democratic or traditional American cause, or for charity. Obama has always advocated socialist revolution with the goal of realizing the communist ideal: a government run by an enlightened political elite in which the state owns all property and the means of production, and the people conform to the requirements of communal life: from each according to his ability, and to each according to his need. Obama has never been an advocate of rule by the consent of the governed, the capitalist economic system, and limited constitutional government. He has repeatedly demonstrated his contempt for constitutional republican government, the separation of powers, and the rule of law.”

“While communist propaganda is by definition a pack of lies, the CPUSA is refreshingly up-front about one thing: their primary and defining purpose is to achieve communism in the United States of America. In pursuit of that defining purpose, they have for years thrown their lot in with the Democratic Party, and they are now very strongly advocating for Barack Obama in particular.
The point here is not to accuse Obama of guilt by association. The endorsement of communists does not prove him a communist.
The interesting question, however, is this: why does the CPUSA, in speaking to its own members, urge them to support Obama by citing the very policies and decisions that Obama himself is most proud of? “

“The answer is as unavoidable as it is straightforward: the Communist Party regards Barack Obama’s signature achievements and defining principles as consistent with, and conducive to, its own defining goal — namely, the establishment of a socialist workers’ state in America. And of course, as America’s official defenders of the Marxist flame, they certainly know whereof they speak.”

bc

October 5th, 2012
12:42 pm

Romeny is right, those that are seeking government dependecy will not vote for him. Just like people for smaller governments are not going to vote for Obama. There is nothing Obama can ever say that would cause me to vote for him…not know, not ever. So what is the difference?

td

October 5th, 2012
12:43 pm

Look before I leap…

October 5th, 2012
12:34 pm

Maybe I was being a smart a$$ to a troll but your reaction says a great deal. You do not know and in your heart you know it is very possible that I could. This just proves how much serious voter id and reform is needed to make sure this type of thing never happens.

Reggie

October 5th, 2012
12:53 pm

Conservative or liberal, it behooves me that some of you are so fooled by this Romney character. He will say whatever he needs to say to be elected president of the United States. Put your mouth where the action is! And the action is in your words.Romney has said what he means without a question of a doubt. Yet, he will not say what his policies are. Is it because he has no policies? You can say you will go to the table and listen, but if you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. That is where this Romney character is! Whether you like it or not, we know where the Honorable Mr. President Obama stands. And he has by far worked for all mankind, mainly Americans. It is plan simple minded to attack him on a personal level, and to attack his policies especially when they will benefit those who are attacking the most. Obama is great for America at the right time. With my help and many more good Americans, he will continue for the next four years to transform and make America safer and greater.

DAVID

October 5th, 2012
12:53 pm

It dont matter president obama was as lost as a man in the middle of the road the complete debate WHAT A JOKE, THE PRESIDENT AND CNN

Look before I leap...

October 5th, 2012
1:03 pm

Voter ID would have no impact on what you were suggesting.
Were I so inclined, I could travel to every state with my passport and get registered to vote.
And the only voter reform that would prevent it, would be a national database of registered voters.
Good luck in getting 50 individual SoS’ to agree on how to accomplish that.

The number of confirmed voter fraud cases since 2000 is miniscule. GA ranks 3rd in the nation with about 80. There are more confirmed cases of fraud by election officials in GA than by voters yet I don’t see a lot of hoopla in the dome to address that problem.

Doug

October 5th, 2012
1:07 pm

You liberals are happy with 7.8% unemployment wow!!!

MUSTANG100

October 5th, 2012
1:09 pm

Anyone who believes the unemployment rate is really 7.8% is deluded. The fact is over 16% of workers who had a job in 2008 (before the Clinton enabled Fannie/Freddie loan meltdown debacle), don’t. For African Americans, over 21%.

Happy Times

October 5th, 2012
1:09 pm

7.8% Unemployment…..Woo Hoo. How could anyone not say we are in a great time in America. Let’s make Obama Ruler for Life!!!!

Common sense

October 5th, 2012
1:11 pm

Romney is apologizing for all of you 47% people who were screaming foul. Take the apology for the love of God.

However, I will say for those of you take want to kick and scream because someone like Romney wants to put you on a path to do better for yourself instead of depending upon the government for everything. Think about this if those of us that get up and go to work everyday decide we aren’t working any more then how are you going to get your percious government benefits then?

My final point for all of you touting about unemployment now being at 7.8% take a real at labor statistic numbers and you will see that they are counting PART TIME and SEASONAL jobs in the new numbers. Also it’s back to the number it was when he took office so you’re proud that the took it from F- with is policies back to F. Please, another note the unemployment figure also doesn’t count the number of people who had stop looking for work.

This nothing more than CHICAGO style politics at it’s finest.

Rush

October 5th, 2012
1:11 pm

Where’s JamSandwich? The troll must be taking a dump.

A whisper in Medvedev's ear

October 5th, 2012
1:13 pm

Let’s put things in perspective. After watching the debate whick candidate would you want staring down a nuclear threat?

Kris

October 5th, 2012
1:18 pm

Looks like another pi$$ing in the wind contest today.

Mit is a lair.
Mit is out for himself and the put your Money off shore club.
Mit will toss the Middle Class under the bus.
Mit will Kill jobs.
Mit will probably if given a chance start WWIII. (It will be the sons and Daughters of the 47% that will have to fight. (His bean counters will devise ways to cheat the solders. (cheap equipment made in china.).

The list goes on.
Given Wednesday he put on a good show with only Jim and Big bird controlling him.

I don’t think I would want him out in the world with world LEADERS .

God Bless America. God Bless President Barrack Obama.

Vote often.

Re-elect President Obama.

Retired Soldier

October 5th, 2012
1:21 pm

Look-

Strongly disagree with some of what you said. Whey are we still in difficult times with the economy? In in large part business is to unsure about the future. In what way? They are unsure about taxes, the effect of obamacare and the huge debt of this country.

What needs to happen as relates to the debt is to balance the budget, not through higher taxes but by cutting the size and scoop of the federal government, That would help give confidence to the leaders of business and industry,

A whisper in Medvedev's ear

October 5th, 2012
1:21 pm

So Kris you want Obama to have the flexibility to give Russia control over our defenses? People need to think beyond the Move On talking points.

Me

October 5th, 2012
1:23 pm

Just label him a racist liberal bed wetters. That usually works for you doesn’t it? Opps, I guess not. People have caught onto that lately.

Al

October 5th, 2012
1:24 pm

Anyone who supports and thinks Obama is a good president is a real idiot.

Romney/Ryan in 2012!!

One Of The 47%

October 5th, 2012
1:28 pm

Every time Romney opens his mouth I feel the need to take a shower and scrub away the slime he’s spit out

Al

October 5th, 2012
1:29 pm

And every time Obama opens his mouth his nose gets a bigger for the lies he spits out.

Romney/Ryan in 2012!!

A whisper in Medvedev's ear

October 5th, 2012
1:32 pm

Obama is definitely a weak pathetic leader and the whole world knows it. Bring back strenght and pride to the America that so many fought and died for.

Tony

October 5th, 2012
1:46 pm

@Retired Soldier. The two wars were unfunded by Bush and kept out of the budget; it was classified as “emergency spending measures”. Even the Bush administration told the American people in 2002 that the Iraqi war would pay for itself. Just look it up because the information is there.

commoncents

October 5th, 2012
1:54 pm

where did my comment go? :(

honested

October 5th, 2012
1:55 pm

Tony,
retired doesn’t like to talk about the real causes of debt and deficit.
He is under the misguided belief that all things military are Constitutional, whether they were started by a lie or not.
Some people do not comprehend that ‘common defense’ includes defense from liars in the White House who believe profiting from military adventures is more important than preventing American casualties.

honested

October 5th, 2012
1:57 pm

whisper,

I am PROUD to have a leader in the White House who does not believe it is appropriate to use the American military to settle a family dispute.

Common sense

October 5th, 2012
1:58 pm

So it’s ok for the Obama to tell a private company to break the law and not give out layoff notices? It’s ok for him to go around and say he is not going to tax the middle class only to enact the largest take increase on the middle class in the form of obamacare.

@Tony- Guess what Bush is in office any more, but Obama is. At least under Bush there was a budget, Under Obama they haven’t had a budget. Under Obama he’s given a blank check to Wall Street in the form of QE3 and under Obama he has done nothing but add to the defict that he promised to cut.

I need for all of you who think Obama is the greatest thing since sliced bread to wake up and see the man for the fraud that he is.

commoncents

October 5th, 2012
1:58 pm

I’ll shorten it…
Kris- your comments are lame and unsubstantiated.
Barack is not a world leader and never will be respected on the world stage. Sure, some countries will kiss his butt, but only to siphon away more of our money.

I would love to know your reasoning for Mit killing jobs… and please don’t reference an MSNBC article or plagiarize someone else’s work in doing so

honested

October 5th, 2012
2:05 pm

commonents,

The only country I can think of in your description is Israel, but they are just mad they can’t siphon off more of our money.

commoncents

October 5th, 2012
2:05 pm

One of the 47% – Congratulations. You must be proud of not being able to take care of yourself.

Instead of voting for the party that will continue the handouts, try voting for an actual business leader. His policies will create wealth for the nation (and you!) and hopefully soon you can have your pride back.

commoncents

October 5th, 2012
2:07 pm

honested-
I suppose you are correct. I forgot that everyone else who gets our money doesn’t even have to ask.

honested

October 5th, 2012
2:07 pm

commoncents,

As a long term small business owner, I don’t see any ‘business leader’ attempting to unseat the President.
Just an exposed poser living a life built off his daddy.

honested

October 5th, 2012
2:09 pm

commoncents,

You might want to read up on exactly which nations still receive any US direct aid and how much.
The answer might make your posts less ill informed.

Retired Soldier

October 5th, 2012
2:13 pm

Tony-

The debt is the debt, I agree Bush didn’t pay for the wars and other things too. That why he had a deficit every year he was in office. The same is true with Obama, even more so. I don’t understand why ya’ll think the way Obama is “paying” for the war is any different.

Honestead-

You don’t have a clue about me. I think the defense dept can have significant reductions without hurting our military. I also favor immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan. How about you?

Finally I fuly understnd what causes debt, spending more than you take in. Wish Obama could figure that out.

Mary Elizabeth

October 5th, 2012
2:14 pm

I just posted this comparison between Romney’s and Obama’s visions as leaders on Jay Bookman’s blog. I would like to repost it here for readers to consider:

“. . . In my perception, Obama has an elevated vision for our nation, and for the world which is rare. He had a “down” night when he debated Romney. However, we must all recall when he was defending Obamacare in a room full of Republican legislatiors who were essentially against Obamacare. He won that particular “debate” which was about 20 to 1 – the 1 being Obama, and the 20 being the Republican legislators. How quickly the public forgets Obama’s innate skills of thinking on his feet, when he is well prepared.

However, even if Obama turns out not to be the excellent debater that Romney is, Obama’s vision remains exceptional, in my opinion – and his vision is exceptional not only in comparison with Romney’s, but in comparison with the vision of most leaders. One needs to have a keen sense of history, as well as one’s place within history’s unfolding as did MLK, Washington and Lincoln – which includes awareness of Providence’s hand in the unfolding of history, using humans to that end – to have the kind of vision that they had, and that Obama has. That quality, and that vision, are rare.”

Ugly Politics

October 5th, 2012
2:17 pm

@Doug

October 5th, 2012
1:07 pm
You liberals are happy with 7.8% unemployment wow!!!

@Al

October 5th, 2012
1:24 pm
Anyone who supports and thinks Obama is a good president is a real idiot.

Romney/Ryan in 2012!!

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

YOU CONS are unhappy about the 7.8%,,,CONS thought it would be WORSE.

Anyone who supports and thinks Romney will be a good president is WEARING

TO TIGHT religious underwear.

Retired Soldier

October 5th, 2012
2:19 pm

ME-

Nice fluffy words, but what is Obama’s vision?

Look before I leap...

October 5th, 2012
2:20 pm

@RS
I know you disagree but history and Keynesian economic theory back me up.
If the national debt as you claim is the issue. then simply balancing the budget is not enough. You must have a budget surplus and then USE that surplus to pay down the debt.
But as we saw in either ‘36 or ‘37, Roosevelt, under tremendous pressure to cut spending, did so. What was the result? A sputtering economic recovery tanked and we went right back into recession.

And businesses are slow to add to their payrolls for many more reasons than the ones you mentioned. China dialing back its economy, the continued dire economic situation in Europe, high energy prices, instability in the middle east (in particular the Iran/Israel situation). In many cases, companies have learned to make do with permanent or semi-permanent reductions in their payrolls. They may be producing less or the same as 5 years ago, but they are significantly more profitable. And in those cases, we could swear in Jesus Christ next January and those same companies would not add to their payrolls.

Retired Soldier

October 5th, 2012
2:27 pm

Look-

Who said Keynesian theory works? It doesn’t. If it did why is the economy slowing now?

I agree there are more reasons why business is on the sidelines, but they are sitting on alot of cash. Bottomline they have to feel it is the riight time to grow and expand. Right now, they don’t.

Want to know how to jump start our economy faster and farther? Adopt the Fair Tax.

Ugly Politics

October 5th, 2012
2:28 pm

@A whisper in Medvedev’s ear

October 5th, 2012
1:32 pm
Obama is definitely a weak pathetic leader and the whole world knows it. Bring back strenght and pride to the America that so many fought and died for.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Anyone who thinks Romney is better than Obama…..is just whistling Dixie

and waving the Rebel flag.

honested

October 5th, 2012
2:29 pm

retired,
I wish we had left Afghanistan as soon as shrub let bin-laden escape (in 2005).

Yes, we do spend more than we take in. If we returned to the 1999 tax levels and took in closer to what was necessary, the whole problem would be smaller, if not gone entirely.

I think the President understands this, but the House freshboys seem intent on pretending doing nothing is a better idea.

honested

October 5th, 2012
2:32 pm

retired,

Of course Keynesian Economics Works.
We only find that out every time we stray into some ‘latest craze’ nonsense like laffers ’supply side’.
Will you people ever learn?

the bob.bob

October 5th, 2012
2:34 pm

Well, at least Mittens wasn’t pretending to be something that he wasn’t to the voters. He was just lying to his rich buddy donors to get their money. Corporate types, consultants do that all the time. They give you an earnest sales pitch, with “conviction”. Then they make the sale, take your money and then ‘harvest’ the profits.

Or maybe he was telling the truth to his ‘owner’-donor friends and lying to the voters?

Here’s what Newt said last January. He called Newt a liar.

“Well, you seem shocked by it! This is a man whose staff created the PAC, his millionaire friends fund the PAC, he pretends he has nothing to do with the PAC – it’s baloney. He’s not telling the American people the truth…”
“I just think he ought to be honest with the American people and try to win as the real Mitt Romney, not try to invent a poll-driven, consultant-guided version that goes around with talking points, and I think he ought to be candid. I don’t think he’s being candid and that will be a major issue.”

And Newt’s a supporter!

Al

October 5th, 2012
2:36 pm

@Ugly 7.8% Really??? You have been brainwashed!!

@Mary You must be from another planet!!

GaBlue

October 5th, 2012
2:37 pm

Rmoney reminds me of the promiscuous sociopath who tells each and every potential girlfriend/boyfriend what he/she wants to hear. With enthusiasm and bright, gleaming eyes! Affirming and reaffirming just exactly the right words for any given moment. Never mind what he/she said to anyone else the day, week, or month before. He/she really means what he/she is saying right at this moment — can’t you tell?

Sadly, this works on so many people who hear what they want to hear, and believe what they want to believe. (”Fact checkers be darned!”) He/she MUST love me, because he/she is telling me exactly what I want to hear! I’ve wanted to hear these things for so long, and now I’m hearing them! At last, my love has come along! Yay!

Smart people know that words, especially ever-changing words that are not supported by facts, history, or previous patterns of behavior, mean nothing. How has Mr. Rmoney lived his life? How has he made his money? How many American companies did he dismantle with a minimum of effort and a maximum of profit? How much money of his is stashed overseas, and how hard has he fought to protect that very private information? How many 180-degree flip flops have been documented so far?

It’s hard to know whom to trust, but DANG. Only a chump or a glutton for humiliation would trust this one. Just sayin’.

Retired Soldier

October 5th, 2012
2:40 pm

honestead-

Obama had four years to pull out of Afghanistan, he chose not to. 99 tax levels are a drop in the bucket towrds balancing the budget. It will take massive reductions in the size and scope of the federal government. Eliminating numerous departments. I like what Romney said in the debate, if it is not worth borrowing miney from China, it needs to go.

I agree, the republicans in the House are very much part of the problem. They just agreefd to the Speaker/Reid deal to extend cureent spending levels plus 6/10ths of one per cent increase (that means 1.3 trillion in more debt plus 14.2 billion more). The only GA republican congressman that voted against it was Gingrey. Good for him.

Retired Soldier

October 5th, 2012
2:42 pm

GaBlue-

Are the Clintons good politicans?

Retired Soldier

October 5th, 2012
2:51 pm

GaBlue-

Can’t wait for your response, have work to do, but the Clinton’s have offshore bank accounts too. Are you critical of them?

cc

October 5th, 2012
3:25 pm

“Some people do not comprehend that ‘common defense’ includes defense from liars in the White House”

If that were the case, your hero wouldn’t be propping his feet up in the Oval Office . . .

“The only country I can think of in your description is Israel, but they are just mad they can’t siphon off more of our money.”

Are you pro-muslim brotherhood, pro-Palestinian or Pro-Iranian?

“As a long term small business owner, I don’t see any ‘business leader’ attempting to unseat the President.”

We have only your word that you are a small business owner, and frankly, that isn’t a whole lot.

“You might want to read up on exactly which nations still receive any US direct aid and how much.”

You MIGHT want to take your own advice . . .

gm

October 5th, 2012
3:26 pm

Retired Soldier

Romney said in the debate, if it is not worth borrowing miney from China, it needs to go.

Please tell me how you can believe any thing this guy say about China? after all the jobs he has sent overseas including China.

Compare GOP record on Veterans to this Administraton, or how the GOP voted against Veterans jobs bill last month, Do you people read or research?

Buckhead Boy

October 5th, 2012
3:31 pm

I too would favor the idea of not spending what had to be borrowed from China. And, since that accounts for only 8% of our borrowing, it could be done easily by spending only enough on our defense as to achieve parity with the country spending the next most on its defense. In fact, in doing that there would be enough left over to not have to trouble Big Bird, and give a free college education to every American who wanted one. And, since that No. 2 country is China, one might say that we’re borrowing from China so that we can spend six times more on defense than China feels the need to do so. And, Mr. Romney advocates spending even more — or at least he did yesterday.

A whisper in Medvedev's ear

October 5th, 2012
3:40 pm

Ugly – Obama can’t even look Romney in the eye when debating and is obviously overpowered easily. He has proved time after time to be weak and spineless and totally ineffective. Remember the whisper in Medvedev’s ear??? You want that for a leader??? Really??? Then you obviously care nothing for this country and are only concerned with gay rights and other liberal talking points.

DownInAlbany

October 5th, 2012
3:42 pm

When are you people (a term I picked up on Bookman’s blog) going to hold the sitting President to his promises (can you say, “flip-flop?”)
(1) Jobs: The first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning and the last think I think about when I go to bed each night.
(2) We have a laser-like focus on jobs.
(3) When Obama took office, unemployment was at 7.8%
(4) Bush adding $4 trillion to the national debt was “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic.”
(5) I will cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term.
(6) Promised his housing program would prevent 7-9 million families from foreclosure.
(7) Ppromised health reform would save American families $2500 per year.
(8) As President, I will work to solve this energy crisis once and for all.
(9) Claimed that his energy policies would create 5 million jobs.
(10) Repeatedly promised to restore America’s standing in the world.
(11) Promised to challenge China on the devaluation of their currency.
(12) And, who can forget the “shovel-ready” jobs?
(11) The attacks on the Libyan embassy was caused by “that” movie.

DJ Sniper

October 5th, 2012
3:43 pm

Only in Righwingnutistan can the GOP view falling unemployment as a bad thing. Of course, I expected nothing less from these nutjobs, who hopped on the crazy train as soon as Obama was elected. All this time, they’ve been hanging the 8% unemployment rate around Obama’s neck, but the minute it drops below that, they put on their tin foil hats. What’s really funny is the fact that some of this nuttery is coming from the former CEO of GE, who was notorious for cooking his own books.

This is just as bad as them blaming Obama for rising gas prices, but not giving him credit when the prices fall, and still not knowing that the POTUS has no control over gas prices in the first place.

DownInAlbany

October 5th, 2012
3:44 pm

Also, I guess you O apologists give him a pass on the race-baiting, class warfare video from 2007? And, before I forget:
(12) Reverund Wright is my friend and confidant…just before he distanced himself from the man.

Linda

October 5th, 2012
3:47 pm

“Borrowing from China” is a term used to mean borrowing. Period. It does not matter if we are borrowing from China, Japan, Brazil, etc. or printing money out of thin air.
We are borrowing 40 cents of every dollar we are spending.
We are borrowing money from other countries to give foreign aid to other countries.
We are borrowing money from China to give foreign aid to China.
We are borrowing money from Brazil to give foreign aid to Pakistan.
We’re spending money defending the Middle East because we are too stupid to use our own oil.
We are the laughing stock of the world.

Dekou

October 5th, 2012
3:51 pm

I’m voting for Obama partially because he’s black. Romney Gave it to him though in the debate..he all but walked off the stage with his wife and Michelle Obama that night. This country has had it’s run, all superpowers eventually crumble..America is no different. OBAMA!!!!

DJ Sniper

October 5th, 2012
3:53 pm

DownInAlbany, can you name one president who has ever kept every single one of his campaign promises? Oh yea, I forgot: Obama is the first president in history to do that. How could I be so stupid?

I noticed someone brought up voter fraud. Isn’t it funny how the GOP claims that voter fraud is so rampant, yet they are the ones who are getting in trouble for fraud regarding voter registration?

DownInAlbany

October 5th, 2012
3:53 pm

Mary Elizabeth: It’s not a debate when you start the meeting off by saying, “…the election was …months ago…we won…”.

How quickly the public forgets Obama’s innate skills of thinking on his feet, when he is well prepared

Exactly how much preparation does it take to defend your own policies?

Retired Soldier

October 5th, 2012
3:56 pm

Well said Linda.

Retired Soldier

October 5th, 2012
3:58 pm

DJ-

You are correct, we learned the lessons of voter registration from the democrats.

DownInAlbany

October 5th, 2012
3:58 pm

DJ Sniper: And you people act like Romney is the first presidential candidate to not keep promises. Simply asking for a little balance in the debate, that’s all.

But, if we are all honest with one another, as the old saying goes…”if you’re not a crook when you get to DC, you will be when you leave.” I’m afraid it’s never been truer than it is today. DC is an absolute cesspool of corruption…both sides of “the aisle.”

gm

October 5th, 2012
4:03 pm

Wow, I guesss all the Borrowing started with Obama? along with two wars that were not paid for, Obama did that also, America just woke up one money after Clinton and there was Obama in office.

The right haters of the President shows why fox is no. 1 among low IQ viewers

cc

October 5th, 2012
4:04 pm

“Please tell me how you can believe any thing this guy say about China? after all the jobs he has sent overseas including China.”

Please enlighten us as to how many jobs Romney is PERSONALLY responsible for outsourcing to other countries. While you’re at it, also tell us how many jobs Obama is responsible for outsourcing to other countries since he has been the Exalted Ruler. Hint: be careful with the last one; I’ve already researched it and have the answers! You might be very surprised.

ExRepublican

October 5th, 2012
4:06 pm

Obama 4 more years. Good job Obama I knew shouldnt trust the republican party.
Romney is a liar and Ryan want to harvest american job overseas.

ExRepublican

October 5th, 2012
4:07 pm

Romney is under investigation by the IRS that short change his IRA.

DownInAlbany

October 5th, 2012
4:07 pm

gm @ 4:03: No, but, O said Bush was “unpatriotic” for adding $4 trillion. What does that make O?

Apparently O outsourced the security in Benghazi. How’d that work out?

DJ Sniper

October 5th, 2012
4:07 pm

Ah, I knew it wouldn’t take long for an ACORN reference. Face it, the GOP wants to make sure that if you don’t vote for them, you can’t vote at all. Thankfully, some of these voter ID laws have been nullified or struck down completely.

Dusty

October 5th, 2012
4:07 pm

I guess we don’t have to guess about Mr. Galloway’s political leanings. After Romney had astounding success in the debate with Obama, Galloway is writing about some Romney lines secretly recorded at a fundraiser last May and published in a sideline newspaper. It seems that Romney has said he was mistaken about that sentence.

One sentence in May? Galloway seems to think it is monumental! While Obama fiddles and the country “burns”, we should be concerned about a one liner of last May as corrected by Romney?

What fools ye journalists be, when “the fever” zaps them from head to knee. Whoopeeee!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/04/irs-romney-tax-ira_n_1940453.html?utm_hp_ref=elections-2012

October 5th, 2012
4:09 pm

Romney cheated IRS

gm

October 5th, 2012
4:09 pm

America just woke up one morning after Clinton and there was Obama with a surplus, these right wing jobs really have serious memory selection”””

Romney Cheated IRS

October 5th, 2012
4:10 pm

DownInAlbany

October 5th, 2012
4:12 pm

gm: If Bush was “unpatriotic” for adding $4 trillion to the debt, what does that make O?

gm

October 5th, 2012
4:14 pm

DownInAlbany

W spent his trillions in Iraq, I guess it was a bad thing for O to spend his money on Americans who lost everthing because of W.

13 Embassy were attacked under W, oh by the way did we not lose 3500 Americans in Ny under W, how many attacks have we had under O in America?

Mary Elizabeth

October 5th, 2012
4:19 pm

Retired Soldier, 2:19 pm

“ME – Nice fluffy words, but what is Obama’s vision?”
——————————————————-

Obama’s vision is one in which every citizen plays by the same rules and has an equal shot at success and happiness. I believe Obama fully understands the foundation principle on which our nation was founded, and that tenet is that “all are created equal.” That means that the wealthy, powerful elite are not to be perceived as being more “equal” or more valuable to society than the average citizen. Obama believes that all citizens in our nation will more than likely thrive economically (and spiritually) when the middle class thrives and when there are opportunities for upward mobility for all of America’s citizens.

Obama’s vision is one that believes more is achieved through collaboration than through intimidation. Obama wishes to see the U.S. as a leader in on the world’s stage through its being a leading “partner” with all nations, and not as a ruling dominator that “wins” its will through its power, alone.

Below are Obama’s words that define his vision, in that regard, lifted from his speech June 4, 2009, at Cairo University in Cairo, Egypt:
============================================

“America does not presume to know what is best for everyone, just as we would not presume to pick the outcome of a peaceful election. But I do have an unyielding belief that all people yearn for certain things: the ability to speak your mind and have a say in how you are governed; confidence in the rule of law and the equal administration of justice; government that is transparent and doesn’t steal from the people; the freedom to live as you choose. Those are not just American ideas, they are human rights, and that is why we will support them everywhere.

“For we have learned from recent experience that when a financial system weakens in one country, prosperity is hurt everywhere. When a new flu infects one human being, all are at risk. When one nation pursues a nuclear weapon, the risk of nuclear attack rises for all nations. When violent extremists operate in one stretch of mountains, people are endangered across an ocean. And when innocents in Bosnia and Darfur are slaughtered, that is a stain on our collective conscience. That is what it means to share this world in the 21st century. That is the responsibility we have to one another as human beings.

“This is a difficult responsibility to embrace. For human history has often been a record of nations and tribes subjugating one another to serve their own interests. Yet in this new age, such attitudes are self-defeating. Given our interdependence, any world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will inevitably fail. So whatever we think of the past, we must not be prisoners of it. Our problems must be dealt with through partnership; progress must be shared.”
===============================================

I will add to Obama’s thoughts the prescient words of writer Thomas Wolfe:

“Toward which the conscience of the world is tending —
A wind is rising, and the rivers flow.”

Retired Soldier

October 5th, 2012
4:27 pm

ME-

“Obama believes that all citizens in our nation will more than likely thrive economically (and spiritually) when the middle class thrives and when there are opportunities for upward mobility for all of America’s citizens. ” No disagrees with that, that is part of the American dream.

“Obama’s vision is one that believes more is achieved through collaboration than through intimidation” You are kidding here, right? Look at how he handled Obamacare, enough said.

His speech really worked well didn’t it? More hate in the Middle East than ever towards America.

Retired Soldier

October 5th, 2012
4:28 pm

Not in Georgia DJ

Linda

October 5th, 2012
4:30 pm

There are now 3 stories that will live in infamy.
One was the story about the emperor who had no clothes.
Then there was the story of Toto who pulled back the curtain & exposed the Wizard of Oz as a fraud.
Then, there was headline stories of the empty chair, which we know now seats an empty suit, on the world stage, without his teleprompter, but with his straw man who turns out has a BIG brain.
How appropriate for a Halloween decoration.

cc

October 5th, 2012
4:30 pm

gm:

You must have missed this since you didn’t respond . . .

“Please tell me how you can believe any thing this guy say about China? after all the jobs he has sent overseas including China.”
Please enlighten us as to how many jobs Romney is PERSONALLY responsible for outsourcing to other countries. While you’re at it, also tell us how many jobs Obama is responsible for outsourcing to other countries since he has been the Exalted Ruler. Hint: be careful with the last one; I’ve already researched it and have the answers! You might be very surprised.

Ugly Politics AdMitt It

October 5th, 2012
4:30 pm

IRS Looking Into Tax Schemes That Reportedly Boosted Romney’s IRA.

WHAT’S IN YOUR IRA?

Once a cheater always a cheater.

Ugly Politics AdMitt It

October 5th, 2012
4:33 pm

SAVE BIG BIRD

SAVE BIG BIRD

SAVE BIG BIRD

What kind of man is Mitt Romney that he would get rid of

Big Bird?

Mary Elizabeth

October 5th, 2012
4:38 pm

Retired Soldier,

You are fooling yourself if you think Obama’s speech is related to those uprisings. Those uprising are related to decades of their perceptions having already been formed about America’s dominance and of America’s occupation of some Middle Eastern nations such as in Iraq, perceptions by some Westerners of the inferior status of Middle Eastern populations, frustration with their own political/government environments, and lack of opportunities present for them in their own nations.

Please also be aware of how many Libyans have marched in support of America.

Ugly Politics AdMitt It

October 5th, 2012
4:40 pm

Mitt Romney disavows ‘47 percent’ remarks as ‘completely wrong’??????

WHAT?

We HEARD what he said.

We HAVE NOT forgotten what he said.

Ugly Politics AdMitt It

October 5th, 2012
4:45 pm

“You can fool all the people some of the time,

and some of the people all the time,

but you can not fool ALL THE PEOPLE ALL OF

THE TIME.”

ARE YOU ONE OF the people some of the time?

ARE YOU ONE OF some of the people all the time?

ARE YOU ONE OF ALL THE PEOPLE ALL OF THE TIME?

cc

October 5th, 2012
5:06 pm

““You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you can not fool ALL THE PEOPLE ALL OF
THE TIME.”

Those words are true. Obama fooled most of the people in 2008; it remains to be seen if they are still FOOLS!

Mary Elizabeth

October 5th, 2012
5:21 pm

I would submit that, unless you are part of the 1%, and you vote for Gov. Romney in November, that you have been fooled.

Linda

October 5th, 2012
5:30 pm

Another difference between liberals & conservatives is their cynicism.
Liberals are cynical of news from any source they consider “conservative” but accept as fact any news from any source they consider “liberal.”
Conservatives are cynical of news from all sources, whether they are considered “conservative” or “liberal.” Conservatives are especially cynical of a jobs report that comes out from a fed. govt. department headed by an Obama-appointed Labor Secretary a month before the election that reports that the unemployment rate decreased without jobs being created.
Liberals refuse to watch FOX News, Fair & Balanced. Their favorite source of “news” is MSNBC, followed closely by the alphabet corrupt media. Liberals are deprived of even knowing what the issues are, let alone hearing both sides of the issues.
Proof is the comments above & elsewhere. Conservatives cite sites. Liberals just spew.
Therefore, conservatives are never fooled. Liberals ARE fools.

cc

October 5th, 2012
5:53 pm

Mary Elizabeth:

“I would submit that, unless you are part of the 1%, and you vote for Gov. Romney in November, that you have been fooled.”

I’m curious . . .

Do leftists have their ‘talking points’ handed them in written form, or do y’all just pick them up from Maher, PMS/NBC, MoveOn or some other liberal source? No matter what one watches/hears/reads from liberals, the very same rhetoric is always used. It’s too blatant to be coincidence!

Linda

October 5th, 2012
5:54 pm

It depends on which 1% you are in.
If you’re in the bottom 1% & help re-elect Obama, you are sure to stay in the bottom 1%, but if you help elect Romney, you can aspire & succeed to be in the top 1%.
If you’re in the top 1% & help elect Romney, you can stay in the top 1%, but if you help re-elect Obama, you could easily end up in the bottom 1%, but don’t despair. You will still get a free Obamaphone.

Kris

October 5th, 2012
6:16 pm

Ugly “We HEARD what he said.”

Reminds me of a sports game , 3 middle aged men sitting a booth trying to explain to me what I just saw.

May the Big bird of PBS take a crap on mitty/pauly?

(Good thing Birds are born with Diarrhea) big Bird might be different.

Save Big Bird.

Mary Elizabeth

October 5th, 2012
6:21 pm

cc, 5:53 pm

To answer your question of me, I think for myself and I always have. That is why as a white teenager in south Georgia during the late 1950s, I supported the desegregation of schools when few of my classmates agreed with my thoughts. My thinking was based simply on what I perceived to be a matter of moral justice.

I still see with the same eyes today. If commentators who are part of the media outlets which you mention also happen to share my vision, then that is simply because our nation is divided in its perceptions of what is best for our nation’s future and some will concur with my thoughts. I come to my conclusions basically based upon my own deepest inner resources and experiences.

Check out my blog for confirmation of that. Below is one of my recent posts related to the general topic of this thread:

http://maryelizabethsings.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/a-monumental-choice-for-americas-future-character-and-destiny/

Ugly Politics AdMitt It

October 5th, 2012
6:24 pm

@cc

October 5th, 2012
5:06 pm
““You can fool all the people some of the time,
and some of the people all the time,
but you can not fool ALL THE PEOPLE ALL OF
THE TIME.”

Those words are true. Obama fooled most of the people in 2008; it remains to be seen if they are still FOOLS!

**************************************************************

AND Myth Robme is FOOLING MOST OF YOU IN 2012. :)

Ugly Politics AdMitt It

October 5th, 2012
6:32 pm

@Linda

October 5th, 2012
5:30 pm
Another difference between liberals & conservatives is their cynicism.
Liberals are cynical of news from any source they consider “conservative” but accept as fact any news from any source they consider “liberal.”
Conservatives are cynical of news from all sources, whether they are considered “conservative” or “liberal.” Conservatives are especially cynical of a jobs report that comes out from a fed. govt. department headed by an Obama-appointed Labor Secretary a month before the election that reports that the unemployment rate decreased without jobs being created.
Liberals refuse to watch FOX News, Fair & Balanced. Their favorite source of “news” is MSNBC, followed closely by the alphabet corrupt media. Liberals are deprived of even knowing what the issues are, let alone hearing both sides of the issues.
Proof is the comments above & elsewhere. Conservatives cite sites. Liberals just spew.
Therefore, conservatives are never fooled. Liberals ARE fools.

*******************************************************************************

YOU are talking alot and saying NOTHING.

Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t

and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.

Ugly Politics AdMitt It

October 5th, 2012
6:35 pm

MYTH ROBME is still the 47% GUY.

He CAN’T TAKE IT BACK.

You can’t put the toothpaste back into the tube. :)

Ugly Politics AdMitt It

October 5th, 2012
6:41 pm

Myth Robme kcabsladep (backpedals) on his 47% comments.

He can’t MOON WALK HIS COMMENTS BACK. :)

liberalefty

October 5th, 2012
6:48 pm

I see the “patriotic” republicans are mad about the jobs report

td

October 5th, 2012
6:49 pm

gm

October 5th, 2012
3:26 pm

Retired Soldier

“Romney said in the debate, if it is not worth borrowing miney from China, it needs to go.

Please tell me how you can believe any thing this guy say about China? after all the jobs he has sent overseas including China. ”

Show me the jobs Romney actually sent to China? How many? What companies did they come from? Prove it or STFU

I

Linda

October 5th, 2012
6:49 pm

Dear Ugly @ 6:32, Are you noticing that I didn’t repeat what you said 10 minutes ago, verbatim? That’s a compliment! I trust that you have a relatively good memory.
I just took your IQ with my handy dandy IQ tester designed exclusively for internet blog comments & it ain’t good news.
I also just used my TiVo to scroll over to Wed., Nov. 7, 2012 & I hate to tell you this, but Romney won by 9 1/2 points. While I had the wand in my hand, I scrolled over to Jan., 2013 & saw that the White House had been looted & was declared a crime scene.
I have lots to say & will keep on saying it, regardless of your attempts of intimidation. If you don’t like my comments, please don’t read them or respond to them.
Have a great evening!

Linda

October 5th, 2012
7:03 pm

No one is mad about the jobs report. It’s just that it is skewed.

“…If the job participation rate were the same as when Barack Obama took office, the rate would be 10.7 percent. The broader U-6 rate (unemployed plus total employed part time for economic reasons) held steady at 14.7 percent. Obama can spin the numbers anyway he likes, but this is not an economic “recovery” in a meaningful sense. We are adding fewer jobs on average per month than we did last year (143,00 vs. 153,000)…”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/this-is-no-jobs-recovery/2012/10/05/75174676-0eec-11e2-bb5e-492c0d30bff6_blog.html

gm

October 5th, 2012
7:14 pm

Amazing when job reports under Bush, Clinton all Americans were happy, all of suddenly when Obama gets good news for America there is doubt, I wish we can replace bigots like Linda and the right wing party will real Americans who support other Americans during bad times.

People like Linda and the extreme right need to be in some of these countries where lack of love for the country and President result in serious situations, these people are worst then any terroist could ever be, they are our inside terrorist.

gm

October 5th, 2012
7:26 pm

When the unemployment was comming down under our past two President all Americans join togather and hope things get even better, but when our first Africian American President gets good news all the bigots on the right come out against the country.

I wonder will Mitt send his sons to war along with poor, middle class conservatives sons to die for the wars he wants to have?

liberalefty

October 5th, 2012
7:33 pm

why are racist repubs angry that unemployment is coming down? because theyre racists, duh…

td

October 5th, 2012
7:35 pm

gm

October 5th, 2012
7:26 pm

More BS being spewed by you. When Clinton was running against GHWB the news led every night about how bad the jobs number were and how bad the economy is. The LSM has not even asked Obama any hard questions his entire 4 year term.

liberalefty

October 5th, 2012
7:36 pm

linda

ha ha ha ha hah ha…arent u glad the unemployment is coming down after all you are an AMERICAN patriot arent you?..but u seem angry that more AMERICANS are finding jobs, why is that

td

October 5th, 2012
7:37 pm

liberalefty

October 5th, 2012
7:33 pm

why are racist repubs angry that unemployment is coming down? because theyre racists, duh…

Did you see where I mailed in my absentee ballot for Florida yesterday? I am voting in Georgia next week. 4 more votes for Romney. I can do it because I own property in both states.

td

October 5th, 2012
7:38 pm

liberalefty

October 5th, 2012
7:36 pm

Are there more Americans working today then were working the day Obama took office?

If you do not know the answer then you are in that parasite class.

td

October 5th, 2012
7:44 pm

Romney + 3 in Florida
Romney + 2 in Va
Romney + 3 in Ohio with certain voters and only -1 with RV.

gm

October 5th, 2012
7:50 pm

td

You proved why fox news has low misinformed viewers, maybe if you change the channel from 3 times college drop out Hannity and friends you would see Obama has been interviewed by everyone from Bill O”Reilly to Wolf on CNN.

When will the liar Mitt come on MSNBC? he runs and give interviews to soft Sean Hannity, the good News is the people in Ohio unemployment droped along with PA and you right jobs wish bad news for Americans, please take your flag and put it in the closet.

cc

October 5th, 2012
7:52 pm

liberalefty:

“why are racist repubs angry that unemployment is coming down? because theyre racists, duh…”

If you believe that figure, you’re an idiot. What am I saying; you’re an idiot anyway. The hiring done by the federal government accounts for some of the decrease, but those people have to be paid with TAX revenues. The numbers are put out by the imperial federal government which is under the direction of the Exalted Ruler.

Go back to Bookman’s blog; you fit in much better with those other leftist idiots. Birds of a feather, so to speak.

cc

October 5th, 2012
7:54 pm

gm@7:50 pm:

Why don’t you answer the question I have posed to you . . . TWICE? If you can’t answer it, why don’t you just go away?

gm

October 5th, 2012
7:58 pm

Whats amazing now the right wing nut job are down playing part time jobs, go ask the people that are out of work because of W and crew, are they happy with that job.
Never mind during Clinton or Bush years you never heard people down play pt workers, oh I forgot those Presidents were white.

These people wonder why people around the world view whites in America has one the racist people around the world, southern white conservatives your title will never be taken away from you””””’

td

October 5th, 2012
7:58 pm

gm

October 5th, 2012
7:50 pm

Again you do not know what the heck you are talking about. I can guarantee you I watch more MSNBC everyday then you do. I know all the arguments.

Since you are so smart then you answer the question I wrote for LL: Are there more or less people working today then the day Obama took office?

honested

October 5th, 2012
8:01 pm

gm,

I’m just glad that, under the President’s economic leadership, I am to the point where I can hire both an extra full time AND part time person.
Clinton years – 12 Employees
Shrub years – trailed off to 4 employees
Obama years, back to 6 and climbing.

But they keep blaming the man for doing his job.

Ugly Politics AdMitt It

October 5th, 2012
8:01 pm

@Linda

October 5th, 2012
6:49 pm
=============================================

YOU CONS suffer from delusions of grandeur -

a delusion (common in paranoia) that you are much greater and

more powerful and influential than you really are.

Charles Darwin observed that “ignorance more frequently begets

confidence than does knowledge.”

YOUR delusion of grandeur is the fixed, false belief that you possess

superior qualities such as using your handy dandy IQ tester and your

TiVo to scroll over to Wed., Nov. 7, 2012.

It is most often a symptom insanity.

honested

October 5th, 2012
8:02 pm

td,

I know you cheat and count offshore military as ‘working’ and count natl. guard twice!

td

October 5th, 2012
8:02 pm

honested

October 5th, 2012
8:01 pm

Are there more people working today then the day Obama took office?

Ugly Politics AdMitt It

October 5th, 2012
8:03 pm

CORRECTION

It is most often a symptom of insanity.

gm

October 5th, 2012
8:04 pm

CC

Amazing I can not find any angery Dem when unemployment was comming down under Bush, now under this great President who has pulled this country from the cliff there is a problem.

Please pull up the video of Romney praising China workers, Oh I forgot fox and idiots did not show that one.

td

October 5th, 2012
8:06 pm

When the pundits of MSNBC are confused and can not figure out the unemployment numbers then you know something is fishy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yL1TeI2×2H0

gm

October 5th, 2012
8:07 pm

honested
I have 2 friends just got hired last week after 12 months of looking for work, President Obama real Americans have your back

td

October 5th, 2012
8:08 pm

gm

October 5th, 2012
8:04 pm

Why will you not answer my question? Are there more people working today then when Obama took office?

gm

October 5th, 2012
8:19 pm

td

When Obama took office America was losing 800 jobs per months, over 2 millions jobs have been created since he has been office, ask those people in Ohio, Mich have they been employed since Obama been office////

Buckhead Boy

October 5th, 2012
8:21 pm

td: “Did you see where I mailed in my absentee ballot for Florida yesterday? I am voting in Georgia next week. 4 more votes for Romney. I can do it because I own property in both states.”

No you cannot legally. Residency is a qualification for voting, not property ownership. You are committing voter fraud. Thanks for demonstrating why Republicans will not address absentee balloting in their feigned “voter fraud” campaign.

td

October 5th, 2012
8:26 pm

gm

October 5th, 2012
8:19 pm

Still did not answer my question and your silence speaks very loud. Why can you not admit it? Due to Obama administration manipulation unemployment looks like it is down but in reality there has not been 1 job added in his whole administration. This is the facts.

Linda

October 5th, 2012
8:26 pm

gm@7:14, I’ve always thought you were an Obama adm. plant. No one could be that stupid or spew out such vile comments without being hired by OB.
Before you bring out your pompoms, read the entire jobs report.
Everyone wants jobs to rebound except the progressives. The Obama adm. either has no clue how to create jobs OR is deliberately preventing jobs from being created.
What’s worse than a bigot, i.e. a racist, is a race baiter. You are the second worst race baiter on the AJC blogs. That’s sort of a compliment.
If you are comparing fiscal conservatives, who are trying to save the country from fiscal collapse, with terrorists, who are trying to destroy the country, you are in the least, misguided.
Conservatives have more respect for the office of the presidency than the president.

Carma Isay Beeche

October 5th, 2012
8:28 pm

IRS Looking Into Tax Schemes That Reportedly Boosted Romney’s IRA

Carma Isay Beeche

Linda

October 5th, 2012
8:30 pm

liberalefty@7:36, Ditto for what I said to gm.
There are more Americans unemployed today than last month, last year, two years ago, three years ago, four years ago.
Wake up, man.

Ray

October 5th, 2012
8:34 pm

So was Mitt a liar when he made the disdainful comments about the 47%, or was he just plain ugly and ignorant? Either way he is not worthy of representing America or Americans.

He and Ryan are focused on making dividends and capital gains income earned by the wealthy, like Romney, totally non-taxable, TAX FREE. But the average American invests through 401Ks, have their dividends earnings and capital gains at the HIGHEST rates charged by our government(ordinary income rates), when they are dispersed. WHAT A JOKE. Romney and Ryan have never represented the interest of the middle income earners. To broaden the tax base, and LOWER THE TAX rates of the top earners, Romney and Ryan plan to do away with our mortgage and interest deductions, medical deductions, charitable deductions, and who knows what else (it is still a secret). So if you are one of the 50 or so million individuals who can’t afford or do not have access to health insurance, you won’t even be able to write off your medical deductions if Romney and Ryan get their way. They want to repeal ObamaCare, and do away with medical expense deductions for tax purposes. Why don’t they just shoot those without insurance? Romney and Ryan don’t really value lives, especially not those of the 47% who would never vote for men of their kind (hypocritical, mean and hateful).

Carma Isay Beeche

October 5th, 2012
8:38 pm

@Linda

October 5th, 2012
8:30 pm
liberalefty@7:36, Ditto for what I said to gm.
There are more Americans unemployed today than last month, last year, two years ago, three years ago, four years ago.
Wake up, man.

=====================================

IRS Looking Into Tax Schemes That Reportedly Boosted Romney’s IRA

Carma Isay Beeche

td

October 5th, 2012
8:40 pm

Ray

October 5th, 2012
8:34 pm

So was Mitt a liar when he made the disdainful comments about the 47%, or was he just plain ugly and ignorant? Either way he is not worthy of representing America or Americans.

Was Obama a liar or was he just plain ugly and ignorant when he told a group of African Americans in 2007 that American did not take care of NOLA residents because it is a racist nation? Either way he is not qualified to hold office. Works both ways does it not?

Carma Isay Beeche

October 5th, 2012
8:42 pm

@Ray

October 5th, 2012
8:34 pm
So was Mitt a liar when he made the disdainful comments about the 47%, or was he just plain ugly and ignorant? Either way he is not worthy of representing America or Americans.

*********************************************************

What goes around comes around.

IRS Looking Into Tax Schemes That Reportedly Boosted Romney’s IRA. :)

Karma is a beach

td

October 5th, 2012
8:44 pm

Ray

October 5th, 2012
8:34 pm

“He and Ryan are focused on making dividends and capital gains income earned by the wealthy, like Romney, totally non-taxable, TAX FREE.”

Good and I hope they succeed because the sacrifices I have made today to make sure I have a retirement should be reqarded.

The rest of everything you wrote is total BS.

Linda

October 5th, 2012
8:50 pm

Ugly@8:01, If you don’t think I’m grand, great, powerful, influential & superior, just ask my children &/or my pets.
If you question my handy dandy IQ tester & TiVo wand, just ask InDirectTV. They can be rented/purchased on the black market, which is also where I buy antibiotics for my Tom cat, who was fixed a little late & who still roams, fights & gets abscesses.

Ray

October 5th, 2012
8:54 pm

TD,

History tells us America, in general, had and still has an ugly racist bent. You want to be blind to it? It is your right.

Linda

October 5th, 2012
9:04 pm

Carma@8:38, Congress is looking into the Obama adm.’s role in Fast & Furious (dead people), his adm.’s role in the Libya embassy’s lack of security & cover-up (dead people), his adm.’s roles in the other riots on our embassies in Africa (dead people) & the Middle East, etc.
And you are worried about Romney’s tax returns?
Do you think the majority of American voters are more concerned about Romney’s tax returns than they are about theirs? About Romney’s tax returns than Natl. Security & our DEAD border agents & embassy staff?

td

October 5th, 2012
9:15 pm

Ray

October 5th, 2012
8:54 pm

TD,

History tells us America, in general, had and still has an ugly racist bent. You want to be blind to it? It is your right.

So you are saying it is alright to go in front of an African American audience and lie to them for race baiting purposes? You do know that the US Senate voted 2 weeks prior to the speech to waive the Stafford act for NOLA? What Obama did was nothing more then lie to a an audience and play on their racism fears for his own political gain.

Linda

October 5th, 2012
9:39 pm

Ray@8:34, One of the first things Obama did was plan to limit deductions for charity. Article dated 2/26/09.

http://philanthropy.com/article/Obamas-Plan-to-Reduce/63024/

Evil!

Carma Isay Beeche

October 5th, 2012
10:29 pm

@Linda

October 5th, 2012
8:50 pm
Ugly@8:01, If you don’t think I’m grand, great, powerful, influential & superior, just ask my children &/or my pets.
If you question my handy dandy IQ tester & TiVo wand, just ask InDirectTV. They can be rented/purchased on the black market, which is also where I buy antibiotics for my Tom cat, who was fixed a little late & who still roams, fights & gets abscesses.

==========================================================

Step away from the O#y and the L@@tabs.

You are sounding a little weird.

double

October 5th, 2012
10:32 pm

TD we do not know the answere to your question.Please give us the answere.

Carma Isay Beeche

October 5th, 2012
10:37 pm

@Linda

October 5th, 2012
9:04 pm
=====================================

Paul Ryan Calls For Holder To Resign Over Fast And Furious Despite Report Exonerating The Attorney General | GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan may be so busy campaigning that he hasn’t had time to read the news in the last few weeks.

I BET YOU $10,000 Romney is going to be FOUND GUILTY OF TAX EVASION.

Linda

October 5th, 2012
10:40 pm

Carma@10:29, I’m not familiar with O#y & L@@tabs. Do they go in some sort of exotic recipe?
So, you did talk to my children &/or my pets! I’ll bet it was my Tom cat who said I was sounding a little weird. See if I will ever break my back trying to find him another antibiotic from the black market!

Steven Janiszewski

October 5th, 2012
10:40 pm

Can you believe him, now? Romney is chimerical stealth agent of the Mormon Church, which will buy the White House at any price, and he will say anything to seal the deal. To gain an existential understanding of the cult that produced Mitt Romney, and to get your socks scared off, read The Assassination of Spiro Agnew, available in paperback and e-book at:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=The+Assassination+of+Spiro+Agnew

Its unwilling, part-Mexican Mormon assassin dramatizes the Mormon superiority complex, manifesting it as racism, sexism, jingoism and an anti-federal government temperament. His research in the new library reveals ominous similarities between Islam and Mormonism. The spiritual power behind the cult, which is not the Holy Ghost, acts out.

“With a clarity of language and vision unsurpassed in contemporary American prose, Steven Janiszewski’s Assassination of Spiro Agnew takes us into a U.S. mazed with madness and Mormonism and all things Utah, a U.S. that was then and still is. Do we need a novel, even as brilliant as this one, about a young man on a divine mission to assassinate the Vice President because he is too liberal? Yes, now more than ever. Readers, welcome to a masterpiece.”
Tom Whalen
http://www.tomwhalen.com

Read The Assassination of Spiro Agnew.

double

October 5th, 2012
10:45 pm

What the people most concerned about.Romney tax returns.no way,Obama’s birth certificate. All the hill people in n ga. talk about.

double

October 5th, 2012
10:47 pm

Correction on most talked about.Now it’s Sam Holbrook

Concerned citizen

October 5th, 2012
11:02 pm

Most Americans vote on personality, not issues or policies. Which is how Obama got elected in the first place. A junior citizen fom Illinois with on experience, who voted absent majority of the time, had a questionable past with some shady characters, but still got elected. It was his personality.

But now that most Ameericans have seen him, especially after he last debate, it is is personality, that will keep him from being reflected. Karma is a b*********.

Linda

October 5th, 2012
11:04 pm

Carma@10:37, Are you talking about With Holder at the Dept. of Injustice?
Does exoneration also include not knowing what he should have known when he should have known it when it was under his nose? I must have missed that.
Does exoneration also include the executive privilege Obama claimed that evidently hid what With Holder & Obama were trying to hide? You know, like the executive privilege that Nixon claimed that didn’t exactly work out for him?
Your bet is on. I’ll meet you the day after the the trial at your cage at the zoo at the monkey bars at exactly 3:00 PM. I only accept cash, not US cash ’cause it’s being trashed by Bernake. I’ll accept Chinese yuans or renminbi in a wheelbarrow. Clint & I will be sitting beside an empty chair seating an empty suit.

Obama is dishonest

October 5th, 2012
11:14 pm

The real Romney was at the Debate.

Obama & the mainstream media has portrayed Romney as something/someone that he is not (mostly negative)……….they all act surprised when the real Romney finally gets a chance to speak (unfiltered). These liars (Obama & the mainstream media) should be ashammed!!

The unemployment numbers released today are a sham. Use your brain people……do a little simple math. Obama & his supporters are manipulating the numbers to help his re-election. More Obama lies; he is no doubt dishonest. How can 114,000 new jobs and 368,000 new first time unemployment applications result in a decrease from 8.1% to 7.8%???????????????????

They are dropping people from the unemployment side of the ledger (claiming the people have stopped given up and looking for work)………….how is this possibly a good thing??????????????

double

October 5th, 2012
11:15 pm

Sounds like Linda & clint going to take TD with them.when they come to collect the chinese money.

Linda

October 5th, 2012
11:27 pm

Steven@10:40, I read the sites you cited. Pretty lame. We have Mormon friends & neighbors. They are the most Christian members of Christianity. Romney is the most upstanding Christian that has ever run for president. It’s 2012.
Nice try.

Linda

October 5th, 2012
11:39 pm

double@11:15, You are welcome to come! Bring your wheelbarrow if you are on our side! That is, if you are a conservative & a Methodist. I’m not keeping any of Carma’s money. I’m donating my share to charity, as ALL conservatives do, including Romney.

Kris

October 6th, 2012
12:36 am

A little late night truth.

$60,000 annual salary — which in case you’re curious, is 1/38,566,666th the federal budget…
Federal Budget Household Budget
$2,314,000,000,000 Your Salary $60,000.00
$3,630,000,000,000 Your Expenses $94,122.73
$1,316,000,000,000 Deficit $34,122.73

$445,000,000 PBS Funding $11.54

$52,700,000,000 Foreign Aid $1,366.46

Romney may think that fudging the facts on this will help him win the presidency, but he should be careful if such a strategy is successful. Next time, he’ll be on the receiving end. And it will be equally unfair.

Why did rommie attack Jim and Big Bird?

True Christian don’t attack animals.

Anothermommy

October 6th, 2012
1:13 am

ALL this CONSTANT posting of LIES about the President, is sickening, never ending and coming from VERY uniformed , uneducted , hostile race baiters who have NO POWER beyond thier keyboard!! FACT! the 47% is NOT blacks and illegals, 44% are retirees, and disabled people on FIXED incomes..if you hate filled peons would turn off Fox, Rush and all the rest of the hate peddlers YOU MIGHT actually LEARN something!! I feel sorry for you!! Mitt would not SPIT on 95% of you, he thinks 200,000 a year is MIDDLE class income!..how much do MOST of you haters make?!

Anothermommy

October 6th, 2012
1:20 am

Poor td.. NOBODY CARES about what The president said in 2007!! he was a private citizen, and HE TOLD THE TRUTH!!…Bush REMAINED, on vacation !!while New Orleans drowned!! do you REALLY think that would have happened if Omaha NE had the same disaster..ENOUGH with the OLD news..Romney changes positions MORE than a YOGA teacher, and he CARES NOTHING about you UNLESS you are RICH like him!!

Kris

October 6th, 2012
1:43 am

Anothermommy… well Said!

double

October 6th, 2012
2:45 am

Linda I aint on your side.My wheelbarrow made in America.Unlike yours made in China.Lds not Christian,Romney not Christian.The only way to the Father is through/by Jesus Christ.Don’t have any yuans or renminbi,but do like etf CYB.Romney can afford to donate to charity.You are correct about Bernanke & $.Buy gold,sell $ short.etf UDN.Of course this is all BS I can’t buy nothing.Have to do without milk so I can buy my smokes,and a little snuff.

cc

October 6th, 2012
6:39 am

Ugly Politics AdMitt It:

Why did you change your name, Bernie?

gm:

I find your references to ‘racists’ humorous; you are among the biggest racists/race baiters posting here, and everyone knows it.

Carma Isay Beeche@10:37 pm:

“I BET YOU $10,000 Romney is going to be FOUND GUILTY OF TAX EVASION.”

I don’t believe you have $10,000.00 . . .

Attack Dog

October 6th, 2012
8:04 am

I would rather drink Obama’s kool aid, than swallow a bottle of Romney/Ryan cyanide pills. At least I would have Obamacare to keep me alive.

Attack Dog

October 6th, 2012
8:08 am

Until Romney/Ryan explain what spending they will cut, yes $8 trillion would be added to the deficit. Unless, we are spending that much for Sesame Street, Planned Parenthood, and the Department of Education.

Mark

October 6th, 2012
8:13 am

td

October 5th, 2012
9:15 pm
Ray

October 5th, 2012
8:54 pm

TD,

History tells us America, in general, had and still has an ugly racist bent. You want to be blind to it? It is your right.

So you are saying it is alright to go in front of an African American audience and lie to them for race baiting purposes? You do know that the US Senate voted 2 weeks prior to the speech to waive the Stafford act for NOLA? What Obama did was nothing more then lie to a an audience and play on their racism fears for his own political gain

Yeah td and everyone knows that Romney has never pandereded to an audience right? Give me a freaking break!

TiredOfIt

October 6th, 2012
8:49 am

John
October 5th, 2012
9:11 am

7.8%— and your happy! Point made!
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So Bush inherited 4.2% unemployment and increased it to 7.8% and your good with that? The dow was in the 6000 range and the country was losing 750,000 jobs a month in late 2008. Two unpaid for wars, etc. So you support those republican polices. Willard is not the solution he is the problem!

Edward

October 6th, 2012
9:33 am

td
October 5th, 2012
7:37 pm

Did you see where I mailed in my absentee ballot for Florida yesterday? I am voting in Georgia next week. 4 more votes for Romney. I can do it because I own property in both states.

Voter fraud, which you describe here, is a felony. If you do vote in Georgia next week then you will be committing a felony. Does it make you feel superior knowing you’ve committed fraud? That’s so very christian of you. Typical lying, cheating, back-stabbing christian.

cc

October 6th, 2012
10:03 am

“Typical lying, cheating, back-stabbing christian.”

I’m sure that you are an expert on all things Christian, but you’re not very bright. At least, you’re not bright enough to know when you’ve ‘been had’!

td

October 6th, 2012
10:15 am

Anothermommy

October 6th, 2012
1:20 am

Poor td.. NOBODY CARES about what The president said in 2007!! he was a private citizen.

Your first statement proves that you are just another stupid brain washed Messiah worshiper. If you are a US Senator then running to be President then you are not a private citizen.

Mark

October 6th, 2012
10:23 am

@ Edward

October 6th, 2012
9:33 am

This is typical behavior of the Republican party and TD is just one example. Conservatives are doing everything they can to botch this election with voter fraud. It’s happening in every swing state.

cc

October 6th, 2012
10:37 am

I am an American, and I believe that I hold the same beliefs as most Americans.

I believe in American exceptionalism, that, in the words of Gordon Wood, “Our beliefs in liberty, equality, constitutionalism, and the well-being of ordinary people came out of the Revolutionary era. So too did our idea that we Americans are a special people with a special destiny to lead the world toward liberty and democracy.” Even though Obama has espoused American exceptionalism on one hand, on the other he has denied and denounced it through both words and actions.

The majority of Americans are a “can do” people, and have proven this time and again. In the face of adversity, we have and will continue to prevail. From the wreckage at Pearl Harbor to the deck of the USS Missouri where Japan signed the instruments of surrender, America prevailed.

President John F. Kennedy in his inaugural speech said, in part,

“We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans—born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage—and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this Nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.”
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“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty. 4
This much we pledge—and more.”
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“To those old allies whose cultural and spiritual origins we share, we pledge the loyalty of faithful friends. United, there is little we cannot do in a host of cooperative ventures. Divided, there is little we can do—for we dare not meet a powerful challenge at odds and split asunder.”
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“To those new States whom we welcome to the ranks of the free, we pledge our word that one form of colonial control shall not have passed away merely to be replaced by a far more iron tyranny. We shall not always expect to find them supporting our view. But we shall always hope to find them strongly supporting their own freedom—and to remember that, in the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.”
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“To those peoples in the huts and villages across the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required—not because the Communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.”
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“To our sister republics south of our border, we offer a special pledge—to convert our good words into good deeds—in a new alliance for progress—to assist free men and free governments in casting off the chains of poverty. But this peaceful revolution of hope cannot become the prey of hostile powers. Let all our neighbors know that we shall join with them to oppose aggression or subversion anywhere in the Americas. And let every other power know that this Hemisphere intends to remain the master of its own house.”

This is OUR America! America will not be dominated by Islamic jihadists, Iranian or North Korean despots or economic problems. We will do what is necessary to right our ship and prevail in adversity. We will NOT set our course to the uncharted waters of communism, nor will we ‘take a back seat’ to any nation, regardless of the plans that Obama has made or secret deals pending with Russia.

Our economy will improve under our new president, Governor Romney. America shall prevail!

td

October 6th, 2012
10:48 am

“I’m sorry, he sucked,” said Maher last night. “He looked tired. He had trouble getting his answers out. Looks like he took me million and spent it all on weed!”

“Maher has given a million dollars to support President Obama’s super PAC.”

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/big-super-pac-donor-obama-looks-he-took-my-million-and-spent-it-all-weed_653844.html

cc

October 6th, 2012
10:52 am

“Maher has given a million dollars to support President Obama’s super PAC.”

I’m glad Maher is out the money, and I hope Hussein enjoyed the weed. He’s going to have plenty of time to smoke more, beginning on January 7, 2013. Kenya has no laws against weed, does it?