Mitt Romney - A leader who leads, not follows
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BARACK OBAMA ran for president four years ago promising not just to cure the economy and cut the deficit in half but also to tackle problems on a bipartisan basis. Four years later the economy is stagnant, the deficit has grown and he has racked up almost as much new debt as all previous 43 presidents combined. He also has proven to be one of the most polarizing presidents in U.S. history.

No wonder so many Americans are hoping for change come January.

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BARACK OBAMA’S ELECTION was an inspirational moment for most Americans, one whose historic significance was impossible to deny. Yet he was quick to dash those hopes once in office.

During his first two years Obama had a Democratic-controlled House and Senate to pass any plan or idea to help the tattered economy. Instead, he made his overriding priority not job creation but the radical transformation of this country’s health care system, which though far from perfect is the best in the world for a country so large. That government takeover of health care, if left in place, will deprive millions of Americans of their present health insurance and degrade the quality of care provided for all of us. His preferred model is socialized medicine along the lines of Great Britain and other European countries.

That’s fitting, because his economic policies have this country following Greece and Spain toward bankruptcy.

This is a president who seems fundamentally out of touch with most mainstream Americans and sees Main Street America as something to be scolded. He routinely villanizes the private sector and pushes policies that punish profit. As he chided successful Americans this summer, “You didn’t build that!”

On foreign policy, he has treated our enemies like allies and our allies like enemies. Despite — or more likely because of — his serial apologies to foreign leaders, he has cost us respect around the world. His administration’s ludicrous assertion that an obscure YouTube video in California sparked anti-American riots across the Middle East on Sept. 11 has now been proven a deliberate falsehood. And when a U.S. ambassador was murdered in the line of duty for the first time in 33 years, Obama’s response was to jet to Las Vegas to party at a fat-cat fundraiser. The cruel murders of the ambassador and three other Americans that day? Just a couple of “bumps in the road,” he callously said.

Obama’s America is a place where unemployment rates above 8 percent are routine, where food stamp enrollment has hit an all-time high and where the number of Americans who have given up hope of finding work would have had a familiar ring to Franklin Roosevelt.

Barack Obama has had four years to offer a plan for saving Social Security and other entitlements. But that “plan” apparently consists of “Do nothing. Something will come along.”

Mitt Romney would slowly raise the retirement age, means-test wealthier Americans but not raise taxes or do anything to affect present seniors or those nearing retirement.

Barack Obama has compiled a wreck of a record, and yes, “He did build that.”

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OBAMA’S OPPONENT on Nov. 6 is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The economy is the overriding issue in this race. So which candidate is best prepared for the job? Barack Obama, who has next-to-nonexistent experience in the private sector, who has overseen four years of economic stagnation and who has learned nothing about the business world? Barack Obama, whose answer for every economic or budgetary question is “Higher taxes”?

Or Mitt Romney, who compiled an admirable record in the private sector and knows how and why jobs are created? That answer is obvious. Romney will push for lower tax rates, which will have the counter-intuitive result of increasing revenues and spur job creation. President Romney’s policies will lift the economy just as President Reagan’s did.

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MOST PRESIDENTS running for re-election run on their records. Not this one. Why not? Because it is so unpopular with so many voters. Instead, Team Obama has mounted a relentlessly negative campaign. Forget “Hope and Change.” This time around it’s “Fear and Smear.”

Leadership? Obama’s forte is “leading from behind.” You can look around and see where that’s gotten us.

Romney’s resume, on the other hand, is dotted with leadership successes — at Bain Capital, overseeing the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, and his term as the Republican governor of one of our most Democratic states.

This is a country desperate for change. It’s a country badly in need of an economy that produces jobs, rather than spits people out of jobs. A country where the growth of the private sector outpaces that of government, rather than the other way around.

This is a country that needs a leader who leads, not a leader who follows. A leader who will enhance the things that make us the most dynamic country in the world — not one who pushes redistributionist policies designed to transform us into another socialist Europe.

We need a leader who believes in “peace through strength,” military and otherwise, not a leader whose guiding principle is “peace through weakness, and keep your fingers crossed.”

We need Mitt Romney — and he needs your vote on Nov. 6.
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GUNGIE
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November 04, 2012
LIES ALL LIES ACCORDING TO THE GOSPEL MSNBC.

EEVERYTHING ABOUT OBAMA IS TRUE. HE IS THE MESSIAH

UN EMPLOYMENT IS LOW..FOOD STAMPS LOWEST IN YEARS. NOT A SHOT HEARD IN THE MIDDLE EAST PEACE EVERYWHERE COLLEGE KIDS NOT WORRIED ABOUT JOBS PLENTY OF JOBS. GAS PRICES LOW..PEOPLE IN THE STREETS CHANTING OBAMA.OBAMA PRAISING HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS. NEVER RAINS THE SUN IS ALWAYS SHINING ON HIM WE ARE BLESSED THE MESSIAH WILL GIVE US MORE WELFARE, MORE FOOD STAMPS,MORE FREE PHONES, FREE HEALTH CARE. HE WILL TAX THOSE EVIL RICH PEOPLE. TAKE ALL THEIR MONEY.THEY DIDN'T EARN IT. WHY STOP THERE. GET THOSE BUSINESS OWNERS MAKING $250,000 AFTER ALL THEY DIDN'T BUILD THOSE BUSINESS. WHEN WE HAVE THAT MONEY LETS GO AFTER THOSE MAKING MORE THAN $100,000. AFTER ALL I DON'T MAKE THAT MUCH. FREE BEER, LOTTERY TICKETS AND TATTOO'S FOR ALL. FUN TIMES TO MARCH IN THE STREETS..OBAMA OBAMA.. MORE COOL AID MORE COOL AID WORK? WHO HAS TIME TO WORK. GIMMEE..GIMMEE. GIMMEE. I AM BREATHING THUS I DESERVE FREE STUFF GIMMEE NO .. THEN I WILL TAKE IT FROM YOU.. WHAT A GREAT COUNTRY LOOT STEAL WHY NOT YOU DIDN'T BUILD THAT BUSINESS. LOOKING FORWARD TO 4 MORE YEARS OF EQUALITY. WE WILL ALL BE EQUAL.....SLAVES
Bonnie Pierce
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October 15, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful courageous truthful editorial about President Obama. I applaud you for having the wisdom to see the difference between what "was" promised and what "is". As I saw the Country turning toward this historical but inexperienced man in 2008 (like a new iPhone), I hoped he would somehow do what he said although that hope went against my instinct and better judgment. You laid it out perfectly; there is nothing for me to add. I absolutely will be voting for Romney/Ryan. May God Bless America and watch over each and every one of us. It won't be an easy road ahead even if Romney/Ryan are elected but at least we will have a chance to turn in the right direction which we won't have if Obama is re-elected.
Sue of Marietta
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October 14, 2012
well written and concise... so nice to read an article of truth-speaking rather than well-wishing
BootObama
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October 14, 2012
Well done, I wish the national media was more like you,
Ann Robmey
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October 14, 2012
Romney is a shameless lying chameleon the likes of which have no equal.
SheyaRight
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October 14, 2012
Why do right-wingers have no respect for the intelligence of the voters -- thinking that if they tell bald-face lies often enough people will think they're true.

"Racked up almost as much new debt as all previous 43 presidents combined" -- lie.

"government takeover of health care" - lie

"serial apologies to foreign leaders" - lie

"answer for every economic or budgetary question is “Higher taxes”" -- lie

etc.
firetoearth
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October 23, 2012
Sheyaright your views are idiotic. Get a grip.
CarlosArg
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October 14, 2012
What I see in Mr. Romney is honesty and high moral values. He donated millions of dollars to help poor and indigents in USA and overseas through the Mormon missions. He served as a Mormon missionary in France and Africa. What a God gift would be to have a president Romney in the White House! I am not Cherokee, I am an Hispanic immigrant from South America in search of the American Dream.
Spo101
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October 14, 2012
On Hannity, Frank Luntz focus group after VP debate ---One older Southern aristocratic type woman called Paul Ryan “debonair” Who the f**k uses that word anymore and why would they pick their leaders because of elegance? In 2012 I can’t believe there’s White Women out there voting for a candidate because of their hormones… along with their racist hardhead men have become a rich people groupie cult, celebrity worship for the ages…

Republicans haven’t taken responsibility for last silver spoon, trust fund baby they voted for in 2000-2004, now want to burden Americans with ANOTHER? Only a fool or a traitor would voter for Romney/Ryan.

Romney LIED over 50 times during the debate and his foreign policy speech was a joke by a man with NO SHAME! Who the f**k allowed Mitt Romney stand in front of the military service flags. This coward is a chicken-hawk of the worst kind. Romney was for the Vietnam War but draft dodged in France posing as a Mormon missionary.

Romney foreign policy speech was meant to hypnotize/brainwash the useful tools who vote for Republicans. “Obama/Libya/Arab Spring BAD, Bomb bomb Iran Romney GOOD”… Let the “little people” fight the war because Frenchy Romney and his 5 goofy sons will be on home soil making billions in war profiteering investments.

Romney/Ryan needed the same chicken hawk talking points George W. Bush had after 9/11. So Big Moneyed, covert op interests began paying off Libyan-Egyptian locals to storm US compounds concerted effort to hurt Obama/Biden before the election. Christian Conservative fanatics set up Mohammed mocking video to create unrest to make Obama look bad. I know, I KNOW… it’s only a coincidence all this bullshit happened just before a Presidential election.

It’s not unlike what the late 70’s Conservative wackos did the Carter Administration? Instead of looking at the HISTORICAL FACTS that big business and the military sabotaged the 4 year Carter Administration. You want me to believe those Iranian fanatic dumb asses thought up taking over the American embassy without right wing hawk CIA help? COME ON! Ollie North was in charge of the FAILED Iran Hostage rescue mission… REALLY? An Oil shortage… REALLY? Inflation… REALLY?

Hey Useful Tools, maybe you tough guys forgot 1983, how Reagan cut & run after 241 Marines were killed in Lebanon imbeciles.

The Billionaire Aristocrats and their Republican Party flunkies have a LOT TO ANSWER FOR! These vain, self-serving, power-mad, greed stricken silver spoon con artists have turned the USA into the United Suckers of America.

Reagan/Bush killed ANTI-TRUST and any regulation that kept industry HONEST. When Reagan/Bush came to power, the USA was #1 on the planet in exporting goods and importing raw materials. This is the very definition of a prosperous economy. By 2006, it is the exact opposite. Why? Years of Republicans selling out the American middle class, that’s why. The Bush’s and a Republican Controlled Congress (1994-2006) gave it up for a very few wealthy families.

And what did these elitists DO? Stall new technology, steal pension funds, move to China, India, Mexico. THIS while paying for those high priced, patriotic commercials, WE LOVE THE USA, THIS IS OUR COUNTRY, etc. BS! (when I snap my fingers you‘ll wake happy and refreshed… lol)

I think we need to focus on those in the TOP 1% Koch Bros, Sheldon Adelson, David Siegel, Bob Perry, Diane Hendricks, Rich Devos, Foster Friess, Louis Moore, Trevor Rees-Jones, Darden Restaurants and those rich @$$holes on the Council for National Policy. Let’s not forget the Neo-Con, War Profiteer, banking scandal, Bush Crime Family types along with their flunkies such as the Mitt Romney, Scott Walker types. An American Aristocracy, who made their fortunes on the backs of American workers… The water, air and wealth of resources used to manufacture the goods. The brain power and innovation, with American ingenuity, technology, ideas… using infrastructure paid for by the American taxpayer… And how did they repay us? The silver spoon, trust fund baby m’f***er’s moved all our jobs to Asia, fouled our environment with stuff that would make a bill goat puke and turned our politicians into a stable of high priced prostitutes.

It used to be called bribery, collusion and all those crimes covered by the RICO Act. These rich guys should be in prison or bottom of the Gulf of Mexico but Nooooo… the Conservative wackos want to elect one of them President.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I can hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half”, robber baron Jay Gould

Suggested reading: “Pity the Billionaire” by Thomas Frank

CAN I GET A WITNESS?

A poor woman came up to Mitt with a baby in her arms and asked: “Can you help us Mitt Romney?” … Yes said Mitt (he handed her a brochure from the Mormon Church. Beautiful Ann gave them a hug while eyeing the cameras)On Hannity, Frank Luntz focus group after VP debate ---One older Southern aristocratic type woman called Paul Ryan “debonair” Who the f**k uses that word anymore and why would they pick their leaders because of elegance? In 2012 I can’t believe there’s White Women out there voting for a candidate because of their hormones… along with their racist hardhead men have become a rich people groupie cult, celebrity worship for the ages…

Republicans haven’t taken responsibility for last silver spoon, trust fund baby they voted for in 2000-2004, now want to burden Americans with ANOTHER? Only a fool or a traitor would voter for Romney/Ryan.

Romney LIED over 50 times during the debate and his foreign policy speech was a joke by a man with NO SHAME! Who the f**k allowed Mitt Romney stand in front of the military service flags. This coward is a chicken-hawk of the worst kind. Romney was for the Vietnam War but draft dodged in France posing as a Mormon missionary.

Romney foreign policy speech was meant to hypnotize/brainwash the useful tools who vote for Republicans. “Obama/Libya/Arab Spring BAD, Bomb bomb Iran Romney GOOD”… Let the “little people” fight the war because Frenchy Romney and his 5 goofy sons will be on home soil making billions in war profiteering investments.

Romney/Ryan needed the same chicken hawk talking points George W. Bush had after 9/11. So Big Moneyed, covert op interests began paying off Libyan-Egyptian locals to storm US compounds concerted effort to hurt Obama/Biden before the election. Christian Conservative fanatics set up Mohammed mocking video to create unrest to make Obama look bad. I know, I KNOW… it’s only a coincidence all this bullshit happened just before a Presidential election.

It’s not unlike what the late 70’s Conservative wackos did the Carter Administration? Instead of looking at the HISTORICAL FACTS that big business and the military sabotaged the 4 year Carter Administration. You want me to believe those Iranian fanatic dumb asses thought up taking over the American embassy without right wing hawk CIA help? COME ON! Ollie North was in charge of the FAILED Iran Hostage rescue mission… REALLY? An Oil shortage… REALLY? Inflation… REALLY?

Hey Useful Tools, maybe you tough guys forgot 1983, how Reagan cut & run after 241 Marines were killed in Lebanon imbeciles.

The Billionaire Aristocrats and their Republican Party flunkies have a LOT TO ANSWER FOR! These vain, self-serving, power-mad, greed stricken silver spoon con artists have turned the USA into the United Suckers of America.

Reagan/Bush killed ANTI-TRUST and any regulation that kept industry HONEST. When Reagan/Bush came to power, the USA was #1 on the planet in exporting goods and importing raw materials. This is the very definition of a prosperous economy. By 2006, it is the exact opposite. Why? Years of Republicans selling out the American middle class, that’s why. The Bush’s and a Republican Controlled Congress (1994-2006) gave it up for a very few wealthy families.

And what did these elitists DO? Stall new technology, steal pension funds, move to China, India, Mexico. THIS while paying for those high priced, patriotic commercials, WE LOVE THE USA, THIS IS OUR COUNTRY, etc. BS! (when I snap my fingers you‘ll wake happy and refreshed… lol)

I think we need to focus on those in the TOP 1% Koch Bros, Sheldon Adelson, David Siegel, Bob Perry, Diane Hendricks, Rich Devos, Foster Friess, Louis Moore, Trevor Rees-Jones, Darden Restaurants and those rich @$$holes on the Council for National Policy. Let’s not forget the Neo-Con, War Profiteer, banking scandal, Bush Crime Family types along with their flunkies such as the Mitt Romney, Scott Walker types. An American Aristocracy, who made their fortunes on the backs of American workers… The water, air and wealth of resources used to manufacture the goods. The brain power and innovation, with American ingenuity, technology, ideas… using infrastructure paid for by the American taxpayer… And how did they repay us? The silver spoon, trust fund baby m’f***er’s moved all our jobs to Asia, fouled our environment with stuff that would make a bill goat puke and turned our politicians into a stable of high priced prostitutes.

It used to be called bribery, collusion and all those crimes covered by the RICO Act. These rich guys should be in prison or bottom of the Gulf of Mexico but Nooooo… the Conservative wackos want to elect one of them President.

QUOTE OF THE DAY:

“I can hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half”, robber baron Jay Gould

Suggested reading: “Pity the Billionaire” by Thomas Frank

CAN I GET A WITNESS?

A poor woman came up to Mitt with a baby in her arms and asked: “Can you help us Mitt Romney?” … Yes said Mitt (he handed her a brochure from the Mormon Church. Beautiful Ann gave them a hug while eyeing the cameras)
Idan822
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November 04, 2012
Sounds like you have all the answers......perhaps you should run for President.......
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