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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Is Obama A ‘Celebrity-In-Chief?’ Bill Clinton Suggests Bin Laden Would Disagree [Video]

Two new ads released this week paint sharply contrasting pictures of President Barack Obama’s first term in the White House.

The first ad — entitled “Cool” — was made by American Crossroads, the Karl Rove backed 527 organization. The ad slams Obama as a lightweight celebrity-in-chief, picking up on a theme that John McCain’s 2008 campaign tried to push until it added Sarah Palin to the ticket. The spot splices together footage of the president singing Al Green, dancing on “Ellen,” drinking a beer, swatting a fly, and joking on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon while a crowd chants his name over a hip-hop beat in the background. Apropos of nothing, a quick shot of divisive rapper Kanye West briefly appears on screen as well.

“After 4 years of a celebrity president is your life any better?” the ad asks.

The Obama campaign was quick to counter American Crossroad’s narrative by releasing an ad of its own. In “One Chance,” the campaign marks the anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s death by having former President Bill Clinton walk viewers through the gravity of President Obama’s decision to order the Abbotabad raid that killed the 9/11 mastermind.

MSNBC’s First Read provides a transcript of the ad:

“There’s one thing that George Bush said that was right,” Clinton says, “The president is the ‘Decider-in-Chief.” It then shows pictures of Obama in the Situation Room during the Osama bin Laden raid. “Nobody can make that decision for you,” Clinton says. “Look he knew what would happen. Suppose the Navy Seals had gone in there, and it hadn’t been bin Laden. Suppose they’d been captured or killed. The downside would have been horrible for him. … He took the harder, and more honorable path.” Then, a graphic comes up asking, “Which path would Mitt Romney have taken?” And highlights this Romney quote: “It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.”

This is the second time that Clinton has been deployed to talk up President Obama’s national security credentials — he also appeared in the Obama campaign’s 17 minute documentary, “The Road We’ve Traveled.”

For its own part, the Romney campaign has slammed the Obama campaign for trying to “divide us” by marking the anniversary of Bin Laden’s death.

  • Doris Freed

    I wish I had the billions of dollars that the republican supporters have and use for lying about Obama, since I don’t all I can do is try to educate the younger generations who have not got the history of the lying that republicans have done in the past 79 years, Reagan, the two Bushes, Newt Ginrich, and all of their self motivated greed, regardless of what happens to the rest of the population and our precious earth. It is truly frightening that so many are willing to believe the lies. Our only hope is to educate the young, that’s why we need to improve our schools and pay our teachers what they really should be paid, NOT cutting funding for our schools, as the republicans always want to do.

    • montanabill

      How about detailing one of those lies and who put it out?

  • Although the Republicans meant for this to be a negative ad, I think it backfired terribly. I so enjoyed the first part of the ad that I didn’t even read the second part. I actually watched it three times before I realized there was more. But even so, the Democrats could easily take that same ad and add all of the President’s accomplishments and totally destroy the original intent. I, for one, love having a president who can get the job done (without any help from the others) and still be “cool”.

    • Eagle05

      Remember the criticisms of JFK when he posed with his family and at the beach? I don’t think Turd Blossom and the gilded governor are remotely connected to reality. A number of the kids at the local college have really been energized for Obama by the ad. I thought it was neat. Keep ’em coming, Turd Blossom. I’m looking forward to the summer and fall.

    • joujou228

      I want to thank Karl Rove for the ad. He made my recording of President Obama’s down to earth compilation easier. Oh by the way he has ommited the celebrity part of the ad in the battle ground state of Florida, now the ad is just a bunch of lies.

  • montanabill

    Clinton and the rest of those lionizing the President’s decision to proceed with the attack on Bin Laden’s compound was somehow a truly impressive act of bravery. Ask yourself if you, Joe Citizen, would not have made the same decision and if not, why not? And here’s another little slogan for Biden: “Economy’s dead and inflation is alive!”

    • Eagle05

      Ah, the question is not whether Joe Citizen would have made that decision, the question is whether the gilded governor Romney would have, even could have made that decision. The answer to which is found in the gilded governor’s remarks, no! Joe Citizen would have agonized about the issues and made the right decision. The gilded governor would not have. He would have taken a poll, called Bibi and then some of the Tea partiers and then may have gone on a mission trip to France.

      • montanabill

        Have some more kool-aid.

        • Eagle05

          You just keep munching on the ex-lax and drinking your snake oil!

      • montanabill

        Perhaps it would have been better to state the obvious (to most people): Romney didn’t inherit super wealth and he didn’t get it by going with committee decisions. If that is what you think, you don’t know any wealthy people. They are decision makers.

        • Eagle05

          Oh really? Where do you suppose that huge trust fund came from that went to his heirs? And to think, the gilded governor almost had to sell some stock to complete his ivy league schools. As for his decision making procress, can you read or understand what the gilded governor says? You, Turd Blossom and the gilded one’s team are just snake oil salesmen.

        • joujou228

          It’s true his daddy only gave him a million dollars, poor cfhump.

          • montanabill

            The source of your information?

          • joujou228

            Mitt Romney said it several times.

      • Ditto. Obama has more reverence than Romney for the lives lost on 9/11 and in the war on Islamic fascism.

    • joujou228

      I don’t know if I would have made the same decision. A greater point though is would you have been so dismissive of the decision if things had gone wrong?

      • montanabill

        Ultimately the buck stops with the President regardless of the outcome. You have to make decisions based on the best information available. Truman, more than any other man, knew the consequences of both using nuclear bombs and pulling back MacArthur. The former ended a war and created a new Japan. The latter has resulted in North Korea continuing to be a threat to all around them. I think you would have given the go-ahead on Bin Laden.

    • hybrid80

      Why did GWB give up on Bin Ladin after getting so many Joe Citizens (US and NATO) killed in his sworn effort to do so? Had he given up sooner, there would be many more happier military families around today. However he did bravely fly all the way out to an aircraft carrier just offshore to pose in front of his victory banner with the open sea as a background.
      How about “Bushes’ economy is dead but his inflation is alive and kicking” for Biden

      • montanabill

        So you think W gave up. Ignorance is bliss. Bush didn’t create our current inflation, Bernanke’s money printing did it.

  • Of course the rich are decision makers. Bush decided not to kill Bin Laden, and Romney decided that was a good decision. After all, the Bin Laden family is part of the oligarchy.

  • Of course the rich are decision makers. Bush decided not to kill Bin Laden, and Romney decided that was a good decision. After all, the Bin Laden family is part of the oligarchy.

  • joujou228

    President Obama then Senator Obama said in 2008 “Don”t boo, just vote” This year I say “just vote and get at least 10 people to vote with you” to re-elect the President.

    • montanabill

      You must like high unemployment, growing inflation, increased poverty and endless welfare programs. Oh, and don’t forget a national debt where the interest paid to China will be the largest item in the budget. If only the rich would pay their fair share, we could reduce the debt by .025%. Can you do math?

      • NO we see that economy is picking up slow but sure US auto market was saved w/ its 1.1 mil related jobs Bin Laden is dead w/ 20 top Al qauda Bush gave up on Bin laden long ago Under W US was losing 700 K jobs a month in 2008 Look it up Then post facts

        • montanabill

          GM is still a basket case on life support. Fiat saved Chrysler so far. Ford is doing great. …there was a net gain of 1 million jobs under President George W. Bush. It’s true that more than 8 million jobs were lost as a result of the recent recession — from the job peak to trough — but only about half of those were lost under Bush…factcheck.org
          Bush giving up on Bin Laden is your supposition.

          • Eagle05

            More snake oil!

      • joujou228

        I don’t like unemplyment and I’m still waiting for Mitt Romney to explain how he will create more jobs than President Obama. As far as help for the poor and welfare programs, as a born again christian, yes I do believe strongly that we must provide for the least of these.

        • joujou228

          Also thanks for responding, we may have different views, but let’s hope for the best for this wonderful country. Let’s hope if Governor Romney gets elected in November, democrats don’t meet while he’s being inaugurated to plot to obstruct him.

          • hybrid80

            Do you mean obstruct by meeting to plot in the middle of the road during the inauguration parade to the Whitehouse ?

        • montanabill

          Yes, we do need to provide for those in need. The difference is that I would rather give directly rather than give to a government who then can control voting with that money. The inefficiency of the government use of our taxes dollars is of legend. By giving directly we are insuring that those who need actually get the support. Even charitable organizations are infinitely better at distribution than the government.

          • joujou228

            There are ways to give directly and even get tax credit for doing so, but good, bad, or indiferrent, this is the govermnet system we have, we need to be dilligent as citizens to hold elected officials more accountable. With that said, if I have to choose between Romney and Obama, I have to keep my support for the President. The choice would have been a little more difficult with Jon Huntstan. Romney’s strengh is supposed to be the econmy, how can his advice to a student who was concerned about student loans, not to expect the government to find free money for her, to pick a cheaper college, Students don’t pick the most expensive college, but a college best suited for his or her majors. He told the students in Ohio yesterday to borrow money from their parents. Parents with money pay for their children college. Only needy students get Pell grants and student loans.

          • montanabill

            Or they could do it the way I and my brothers did it. We worked our way through. It took a little longer and it was no fun working 6-midnight every night while taking classes and trying to find time to study, but it is doable. We had no family money, no scholarships, no grants, no loans. And we learned to be self-sufficient which has more than paid dividends.

          • joujou228

            I wonder if Romney understand people like you and your brother?

          • montanabill

            You probably believe that ‘big inheritance’ story. Try looking up PolitiFact info on Romney’s inheritance and work ethic.

          • joujou228

            Actually I believe what I see and what he’s been saying.

          • montanabill

            Mitt Romney has addressed the question himself, it turns out, in an interview with C-SPAN in 2006. Host Brian Lamb asked him why his father hadn’t given him an inheritance.

            Romney answered, “Well, he didn’t have as much as I think some people anticipated. And I did get a check from my dad when he passed away. I shouldn’t say a check, but I did inherit some funds from my dad. But I turned and gave that away to charity. In this case I gave it to a school which Brigham Young University established in his honor. … And that’s where his inheritance ended up.”

            According to a short history of the George W. Romney Institute of Public Management at BYU, the family provided an endowment in 1998, within a few years of George Romney’s death.

            So, in Romney’s own words, he did “inherit some funds” from his dad. But he gave them away.

            Why?

            “I figured we had enough of our own,” he said.

            He probably did. By 1995, Romney had already led Bain Capital for more than a decade, where shrewd investments made him millions. He stepped down in 1999.

          • joujou228

            Why not talk about his parents buying them a house before he started school. Also because of who his dad was, he had several advantages that some students may not have. If he wants to be president, he needs to identify with the majority in the country.

          • montanabill

            You mean like Obama, who had someone else pay for all of his schooling? Who never had a real job. Maybe that is what the majority wants these days, someone else to pay for their things. Ann and Mitt rented a $62/mo basement apartment at BYU. They bought a house after college with a loan from his father.

          • joujou228

            My final point to you is not how rich and how someone amass his fortune, but it’s can he understand those who are less fortunate. Who will he be fighting for in the whitehouse?

          • montanabill

            And a final reply. The one hope this country has is that the economy can be turned around. That alone is the only hope we have of restoring the middle class, reducing the deficit and debt. There is no chance that Obama will ever have an economy that does anything more than limp along creating an ever larger debt, a smaller middle class and more dependency. I don’t know that Romney will be able turn things around simply because of the growing inflation Bernanke’s printed money is causing or disadvantaged position we have put ourselves with a huge debt to China. I believe that, in general, businesses will breath a sigh of relief and, hopefully, start to invest for growth again. If, to you, fighting for the middle class or downtrodden is ever more government spending and taxation, then be prepared for an ever diminishing America. While you may not believe in trickle down economics, I can assure you that trickle up economics is impossible.

      • Well we do not like the wars against women, Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid that the GOP is running, the fact that the wealthy keep getting richer while the middle class gets poorer, or the fact that the GOPs policies seen to want to keep those trends going. Most importantly, we do not like Presidental candidates that don’t connect to the average person, flip-flops so much you do not know who he is or what he stands for and thinks 10,000 dollars is not too much to bet.

        • montanabill

          Exactly what war against women are you referring to? The only issue that I’m aware of is whether tax payers should be required to pay for birth control or abortions. That is hardly a ‘war on women’. Last week Obama’s own administration issued dire warnings regarding Social Security and Medicaid, yet only the Republicans have put forth any kind of plan to try to save these programs. The middle class is shrinking because of the economy, not because any rich are getting richer. The printing of money has started the inflation cycle raising the price of gas, food and every other commodity further shrinking the middle class. Does Obama really connect to the ‘average’ person when he sends his wife on a $500,000 vacation to Spain at taxpayer expense? And if you don’t think Obama is not a flip-flopper, you haven’t been paying attention.

          • Jake Hawkes

            Come on Bill… Even the blissfully uninformed can’t buy your BS.

            Arizona Lawmakers Trying To Legislate Pregnancy Two Weeks Prior To Conception
            Iowa Republican Wants To Force Recipients Of Child Support To Be Drug Tested
            Miss. Gov. Bryant Signs Bill Aimed at Closing Last Abortion Clinic in State
            1) Republicans not only want to reduce women’s access to abortion care, they’re actually trying to redefine rape. After a major backlash, they promised to stop. But they haven’t yet. Shocker.
            2) A state legislator in Georgia wants to change the legal term for victims of rape, stalking, and domestic violence to “accuser.” But victims of other less gendered crimes, like burglary, would remain “victims.”
            3) In South Dakota, Republicans proposed a bill that could make it legal to murder a doctor who provides abortion care. (Yep, for real.)
            4) Republicans want to cut nearly a billion dollars of food and other aid to low-income pregnant women, mothers, babies, and kids.
            5) In Congress, Republicans have a bill that would let hospitals allow a woman to die rather than perform an abortion necessary to save her life.

          • William Deutschlander

            Elsa – unfortunately Montana Bill is a Fifth Generation Republican, he has never generated an original thought, he brinks the poisoned tea (talking points) and does not understand that after he casts his vote, the Republican Chosen Few are going to throw him under the bus with everyone else.
            Elsa save your breath for someone who can reason intelectualy.

          • montanabill

            And spell.

          • hybrid80

            She is probably referring to the fact that without birth control or abortion rights, nature and mankind make women subservient to their laws and desires. Of course should an unwanted or unsupportable child come into the world, there is no Republican plan put forth to cover this event, except pius recriminations.

            Do mean if they stopped printing money the price of gas and food would go down? and the middle class would get bigger? WOW

            If it wasn’t for the Democrat’s Roosevelt there would be no Social Security or Medicaid to save or gut by “any kind of a plan ” being put forth.

            Then your double negative means you think she doesn’t think the Present is a flip-flopper.

          • montanabill

            You don’t seem to be able to grasp the obvious. It is not the taxpayers’ duty to generally provide for birth control or men’s ED products. Nor is it the duty of taxpayers who don’t approve of abortion to have to pay for it. Recriminations has nothing to do with anything.

            You know nothing about inflation, its causes and ramifications, so commenting further on it would be useless. Do some homework.

            Another assignment: go examine the actual plan Roosevelt proposed and if you want to continue to believe that nothing has to change to keep those programs running as they are now, just hope you don’t live too long.

          • hybrid80

            Do you mean only approving Democrats should pay for Public Health? or should the workhouse have doctors?

            I wonder how many taxpayers who did not approve of the Gulf War still had to pay for it? Care to do your class A math and compare percentages on these costs?

            My trouble is when I try to think about anything inflating, fat Rush Bimbo keeps coming to mind.

            Simple SS solution, — just make the input match the output as Roosevelt, in his wisdom, did in his day.

            The Republican opposition at that time said
            ” We like Social Security but our plan won’t cost the taxpayer one single red cent” — Do you care to explain this economic magic in your wisdom?

          • montanabill

            Perhaps you can convince Democrats to return to Roosevelt’s original plan since they were the ones who morphed it into today’s kludge.

          • hybrid80

            Has the cat got your tongue? — usually you have oodles to say on such as citizen’s (read Republican) rights to reject just about every proposal under the sun except the ones that want to cut medicare or increase the military budget, provided it does not include conscription of course

          • montanabill

            Sorry, I’ve been busy replying to people who made some sense in their posts.

          • fartley1

            Montanabill, there’s a new vacuum cleaner made especially for the Sahara desert. I heard you’ll buy about anything…

          • Maybe you forgot Boehner blocking 3 different attempts to pass bills aimed at reducing the compensation differential between men and women? Equally qualified,experienced and trained women make a national average of 77 cents on the dollar compared to men. The gop blocking renewal of the violence against women act? Or budget plans that eliminate safety nets for single mothers so that people who don’t need tax cuts can keep them?

          • montanabill

            If those bills also including more unfunded spending, I would have blocked them too! Put those bills up as stand alone issues or if they involve spending, include mechanisms to make them revenue neutral. The trick of tying legislation that would normally pass without question to unfunded spending is done just to score points.

          • hybrid80

            You seem to be implying that you wouldn’t have blocked these bills had they less unfunded spending? Help me on this one.

            Moving forward — How about unfunded and unfounded legislation? you know like Bush’s on education, and him tasking NASA to undertake a safari to Mars, while cutting their budget, forcing them to free load on the Red recovery and supply vehicles.

            The cheapskate grounding of the still very serviceable shuttles, supposedly saved money, but increased the risks to the US astronauts on foreign equipment.

          • montanabill

            You simply pointing to more bad behavior to justify current bad behavior.

          • I don’t want to assume that you are really this child-minded. You seem not to know much intellectually; you are being swayed by Mit Romney’s mirrage rantings. When he gets into that office, then you will see how little he knows, GEORGE BUSH will be better than him. He talks tough but he has very little intelligence. I CAN DEFEND THAT ANYWHERE WITH THINGS HE HAS SAID.

          • montanabill

            But not very well, apparently.

          • Nice supply of red herrings, hater. Unemployment started spiraling out of control under Bush, and it, along with all other of the nine prime economic indicators (also in free fall under Bush in 2008) have been stabilized or turned around. And I’m sorry you feel that welfare doesn’t include “corporate welfare’ or you’d see which was the bigger economic problem for us taxpaying schlubs (and which were actually “endless”). But you just go ahead and shill for Our Corporate Masters as exemplified by your candidate who is on record as laying off employees and sending their jobs out of country (as well as on record presiding over worsening unemployment in Massachusetts).

          • montanabill

            Looks like you overlaid your own foibles on me. I don’t think I asked for or want any corporate welfare. And do keep in mind, the economy started going to pot in 2006, the year the Democrats took control of the Congress and spending. I do blame Bush for not using his veto pen. By the way, if you are a ‘taxpaying schlub’, you must be upper middle class. Tell me, did any of Romney’s laying off employees actually save some companies and jobs for the balance of their employees? Is it possible that some were too far gone and had no business model that could recover? Is it possible you don’t have a clue how a business works? Is it possible Massachusetts might just have too bad a business climate in comparison, with say states like Texas, and that even a governor can’t trump a legislature?

      • Obama is trying to get the rich to pay their fair share but the rich Republicans are against it. I wonder why?

        • montanabill

          Because you can’t define ‘fair share’. How about if the top 1% make 17% of the income, should their ‘fair share’ of taxes be 17% of income taxes? That sounds fair doesn’t it? Did you know they did make 17% of the income and actually paid 37% of the income tax? Have you spent one second adding up everything that President Obama has said he would pay for by increasing their taxes? The government calculated that the proposed increases would bring in $4 billion/year. The deficit forecast for 2012 is $1.6 trillion, which means that with the tax increased, the deficit (borrowed money from China) would be only $1.596 trillion, assuming that removing that $4 billion from the economy had no ill effect (it would).

      • joyscarbo

        Bill in every society on the face of the earth, there are poor, disabled and disadvantaged people. The measure of any nation’s greatest is NOT how they treat the rich, wealthy and priviledged. It’s how you treat the least and weakest of your population. If you repubs get into office, hundreds of thousands of people will suffer. Where is your conscience? Not everyone who are in unfortunate circumstances are so because of something they did. We’re also talking about people who are working more than one job and needing extra help to have a roof over their heads. Who work at jobs who don’t offer healthcare benefits. We’re talking about people who need help putting food on the table for their children. The lack of basic human compassion expressed by you and your other right-wing, ultra-conservative republicans is bewilderingly disgusting because you want to use a religious righteousness to co-sign it. It’s patently wrong- morally, spiritually and ethically. I dare say it’s smacks of sheer evil that comes from a gluttonous greed for money.

        • montanabill

          Ok, there are lots of people in need, maybe by circumstance, maybe by their own decisions. If you haven’t noticed, wealthy people and most people tend to donate of their money and time. It goes directly to those for whom it is intended. Just why on earth would you believe that government can do a better job when that has never happened in history. You don’t have a clue about my circumstances or charitable history and yet you are so presumptuous as to make on-high judgements about my ‘religious righteousness’ and ‘lack of basic human compassion’. My guess is you don’t give a dime to any charity and only feel good about yourself because you support government confiscation of income for its many overlapping and totally inefficient programs that do more to enslave people than help them.

          • joyscarbo

            I have to apologize. I do not know your personal charitable organizations or your donating habits.
            It’s just that my previous conversations with you suggested that you don’t accept any kind of government “give aways.” You and your family care for and provide for each other, not wanting or taking government “handouts.” You called people “freeloaders.” My disgust lies with a party that you have seemed to align with. The Republican party has no basic human compassion. No care for the poor, the disabled and disadvantaged. Little concern for the plight of the working American family. They fight mightily for the wealthiest and the richest. Do not forget that with great power and wealth comes great responsibilities and obligations. The policies that the conservative republicans are ones that will cut programs that benefit the poor, elderly, disabled and disadvantaged. These policies are unethical and immoral. As I mentioned before, the ideals of the republican party are those of of feeding the beastly greedy wealthy. And then this party wants to parade itself as the political party of christianity.

            I have a Republican plan that could help our country. Go back to the days of Dwight Eisenhower. He taxed the right and wealty at 91% and he had more social health programs to benefited a great number of americans. He has many, many more social programs than now. What Dwight Eisenhower the last good and decent republican?

          • montanabill

            You have a very idealist view of political parties. Neither of them are as you view them. For example, say there are 10 programs that overlap each other providing benefits to the poor, elderly, etc. Do you not think it might be better to consolidate that duplication into one agency which would eliminate the need for duplicate bureaucrats and all their accoutrements? That is exactly what the Republicans are talking about but gets it portrayed by the Democrats as cutting all aid programs. We know we have to do something about Social Security and Medicaid. The people who run those programs warned us again just last week. The Republicans have offered a possible solution. It was demagoged unmercifully, but sooner or later the Democrats will finally have to offer their solution. It will have to change the ways things are currently done. Will that also be portrayed as killing Social Security or Medicare? The Republicans don’t parade themselves are the party of Christianity. That is done by a subset, the social conservatives. Look how many subset there are of the Democrat Party. Do you think it would equally correct to refer to the whole party as the party of gays?
            Eisenhower’s lowest tax rate was 20% and virtually no one earning income escaped paying as opposed to today. That means the nearly 49% that currently pay no taxes on income would again be taxed.

          • hybrid80

            I’ve known rich people, and why not, since I’m one of them? The majority would rather douse their dicks with lighter fluid, strike a match, and dance around singing “Disco Inferno” than pay one more cent in taxes to Uncle Sugar.
            What charitable 1 percenters can’t do is assume responsibility—America’s national responsibilities: the care of its sick and its poor, the education of its young, the repair of its failing infrastructure, the repayment of its staggering war debts. Charity from the rich can’t fix global warming or lower the price of gasoline by one single red penny. That kind of salvation does not come from Mark Zuckerberg or Steve Ballmer saying, “OK, I’ll write a $2 million bonus check to the IRS.” That annoying responsibility stuff comes from three words that are anathema to the Tea Partiers: United American citizenry. — Stephen King

            I think the man writes rather well don’t you?

          • montanabill

            He does write well for a fiction writer.

      • hybrid80

        If she did she would be a rich Republican.
        Bush and his friends turned the Clinton surplus into the National Debt with interest to boot. So even if the rich divvied up their .025% , that would leave the remaining 99.975% to be paid for by everybody else, is that how the math goes?

        • montanabill

          I believe his friends were the Democrat controlled Congress which actually had the authority to control spending. If that is your knowledge of math, go back to school.

      • fartley1

        Don’t worry montanabill ole twoface er I mean Romney will let you sniff his back pocket area for your loyalty and your vote…

      • joyscarbo

        What we DON’T want is more of the same screwed up republican policies that has already proven to put the country into a downward spiral!!
        Unemployment has improved and you just don’t want to admit it.
        The country is showing positive signs of turning around and you just don’t to admit that either. An economy as HUGE as the US can’t turn on a dime. It’s going to take time.
        Osama Bin Laden is dead and that’s something W just couldn’t do to a personal family friend of the Bushes.
        Our country doesn’t want to go to war with Iran. Sanctions are working just fine, just like they were in Iraq before W conned the country going to war with Iraq and sacrificing our BEST and FINEST American soldiers with PHONY intellegence!!
        The American public WANT to uphold Roe vs. Wade whether you like it or not!! If you don’t like it, make sure your female relatives don’t have to use it. Try supporting insurance-paid birth control. Insurance and Medicare subsidizes your Viagra!
        Most Americans also believe that we need to support our poor, elderly, disadvantaged and disabled.
        The rich need to share the damned load and quit being so godamned greedy!!! PAY UP!

        • montanabill

          You obviously will believe what fits your beliefs about the economy, true or not. You also do not want to admit that there were just as many top Democrats as Republicans, as well as, other world leaders who believed the intelligence about Iraq. No one is calling for war with Iran. I have no stake in Roe v Wade. I’ve already condemned government subsidies or mandates for insurance to pay for ED materials. And you cannot accept that the rich are already paying more than a fair share so that you can pay nothing. You also really have no idea what the total amount of money is that is going to ‘support’ our poor, elderly, disadvantaged and disabled, along with our stupid, our poor choice makers and just plain lazy. Learn the amount and then divide it by the number of people that it supposedly targets. Then ask yourself, “what happened?”

          • joyscarbo

            And everything you JUST said can be said of you too, Bill.

    • You bet I will, people who do not vote can not belly ache.

  • Obama record looks pretty damn good Got Bin laden TOP al Qhada US auto industry + its 1.1 mil jobs saved Better health care for sick kids – Wall St reform that must get stronger- middle class tax cuts – economy is picking up slow but sure and will get better after worst global crash in 80 yrs – long wars based on lies- profits- massive debt- lies- greed- GOP deregulation- 5 very con judges that screwed us.

  • vbunt

    It took 8 years for the guy before him to get us in the shape we are in now there’s no way he can get things back in order in 4 year term give the guy a break you got two sides that cant agree on any thing which don’t help matters.

  • ilkinolywa

    Montanabill: Bush is out of office, don’t beat a dead horse.

    • hybrid80

      Just leave it to his neigh (get it?) bors in congress to back the dead horse’s policy

  • HKY

    As Pres Clinton stated, being President requires you to make the final decisions on many difficult situations that could cost you the office. I believe Obama has been a GOOD (not perfect) President and applaud him for his accomplishments. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem, the Flight of an eagle states: “lives of great men oft remind us, we should live our lives sublime, still achieving, still pursuing, Learn to labor and to WAIT!” I will vote for Obama again..

  • jackie820

    Clinton had Bin Ladin when he was president and let him go. Who the hell is he kidding ??? There is no war against women, only what Obama is trying to do to the Catholic Church, and then calling it a war on women.. You should be careful what you wish for…He is destroying our country. He is causing class warfare and racism. It is happening right before your eyes, and the White House is filled with communists, and the Muslim Brotherhood…Don’t believe me ?? Wait and see……WHAT FOOLS THESE MORTALS BE…

    • So who in the White House is a communist and a Muslim? Communists are so 1950’s.

      • jackie820

        You have GOT to be kidding me. Maybe YOUR so 1950………..and by the way , have you NOT heard of The American Communist Party ??? ( Among other groups)

        • hybrid80

          A country which extols the community, can be closer to “communism” by definition, than the authoritarian countries who professed to be based on it.

  • MizzBJ

    To the chagrin of the Republican Party, this add only shows the human side of our great president. It shows that he can relate to all people on any level, even to music lovers. The intent of the add was to make him appear to be a fool, however it only showed a sense of humanity lacking in all of the Republican candidates, especially Mitt Romney who can only relate to the stiff necked and the rich and he has trouble relating to a lot of them…

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  • Typical GOP silliness — an insult that isn’t even an insult. As if it would be a bad thing to have a president who is charismatic, cool, comfortable with popular media and seemingly approachable all at the same time that he is smart, well-spoken, inspiring and history-making. And somehow the GOP brain trust thinks we should prefer a handsome goofball like Romney — or that we’ve forgotten the Regency Administration of the just plain dopey George W. Bush. We don’t need to give any more power to the same people who drove the country down the road to Recession and social division. Obama in 2012!

  • Typical GOP silliness — an insult that isn’t even an insult. As if it would be a bad thing to have a president who is charismatic, cool, comfortable with popular media and seemingly approachable all at the same time that he is smart, well-spoken, inspiring and history-making. And somehow the GOP brain trust thinks we should prefer a handsome goofball like Romney — or that we’ve forgotten the Regency Administration of the just plain dopey George W. Bush. We don’t need to give any more power to the same people who drove the country down the road to Recession and social division. Obama in 2012!

  • PS: after four years of Obama as President, my life IS better. Heck, my life got better the night he was elected.

  • PS: after four years of Obama as President, my life IS better. Heck, my life got better the night he was elected.

  • You know, the GOP might find this surprising but it’s actually nice to have a President who is human. Whose smile reaches his eyes and is genuine. It’s nice to have a President who has a sense of humor. Obama is definitely a refreshing change of pace. While I do have issues with him pandering to the GOP which unfortunately he has done, I applaud his attempt at trying to get the two parties to actually work on compromises. Unfortunately that just doesn’t work. There comes a time when you have to make decisions that are better for the people who voted you in and you have to shut out the people who either like the status quo or want life to be worse for most people in this country. If the worst thing the Republicans can come up with is that Obama acts human, then I think his re election is in the bag.