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Sunday, October 23, 2016

LOL Of The Week: Mitt Romney Accidentally Speaks The Truth!

LOL Of The Week: Mitt Romney Accidentally Speaks The Truth!

Documenting the explosion of lies from the mouth of Mitt Romney would be a full time job – for instance, MaddowBlog’s Steve Benen easily comes up with dozens a week. Even Politifact — which strives to suggest that Republican politicians sometimes tell the the truth—has found Mitt’s “Pants on Fire” at least 13 separate times, or one more than Michele Bachmann, whose definition of veracity is “I read it in the Gmail.”

Mitt Romney learned a crucial lesson from his father George, a man who blew his chance to be President with a single “gaffe.” The lesson?

Never let them catch you telling the truth.

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  • mar6724

    Truth will come out from surprising sources. Mr. Mitt Romney has spoken what the majority of Americans and the global world know austerity budget restraints on those who can’t afford it does not help the economy. The truth how refreshing. I will not support him, but thank him for speaking the truth.

  • Austerity breeds more austerity which is what Europe is finding out now with the countries that have adopted this method of dealing with their financial problems. The first company I ever worked for in the early 1970’s had the right idea: they treated a recession as a sales problem and increased advertising rather than circling the wagons and cutting budgets. They were very successful doing this and that was with a predominately Republican management team. President Obama is correct is saying that you have to spend yourself out of a recession. This is Government’s role in society to do what the private sector is unable to do in times such as these.

    • michaelnola

      Of course government spending helps build the economy when the private sector either won’t, can’t or is spending overseas, which is one of our big problems, as the American consumer is being pushed aside for other parts of the world where “our” corporations feel more at home, The People’s Republic of China and The Socialist Republic of Vietnam, among others(irony noted, rightwingers?).

      The one type of government spending they favor, the military/security behemoths, is somehow not considered “government” by these yahoos and provides the least bang for the buck(pun intended), as they create fewer jobs per dollar and once that bomb has exploded, fuel burned or small arm round is fired, the value disappears as opposed to a road, sewer system or bridge built or person made well from illness or, God forbid, educated so as to get a better job that pays more and creates a larger tax base.

      The only thing that amazes me about our economic collapse is that after years of disastrous trade, tax, and financial deregulation combined with insane military budgets(just who is that mighty military confronting our country when nearly every big military in the wolrd is either our biggest creditor and recipient of American job outsourcing, China, or our direct allies) and unnecessary and profligately expensive, cost be damned wars against enemies that are only slightly better armed than the average American street gang, that it took this long for the whole thing to implode?

  • if there are anyone out there that dont know that mitt lies every time he opens his mouth, proves that they dont keep up with the news.

  • jlelandthomas

    What a GOOF I am glad he is not serous about winning the Office of President he is just their for show and tell and not the truth as reality know’s it .He is a good fall guy for people to know how foolish the rich can be .He still think’s Obama cause our nations money problem’s as he was playing other games like costing people their job’s; his way of having fun and getting his jolly’s while getting richer he was playing this game while Bush was in office he was so busy that he was in a black out the whole time Bush was President that is why he doesn’t know what is going on in this country .I would be willing to bet that he knows his business in a country that is paying slave labor rate’s if any .

    • EdC

      I somewhat disagree, Rummy is in it to win it, but like someone else said the Republicans, especially Rummy want to kill anything that has the word democratic in it. He wants to get back to as you said “paying slave labor rate’s if any.” for the whole country.

      • jlelandthomas

        Yes EdC I agree you found a shorter way of saying it but I do not agree with those business people that base their success on the lie’s they have told and the people they have run over to get it and then send their profit’s to another country and blame us for iurs going broke .The people of this country deserve better from our RICH and not so famous as we are the one’s that made them rich in one way or another and this is the way they pay us back by turning their back on us. Bush gave them money a lot of it Bush gave them to so called bail them out we need to keep that memory alive as to where it really came from not Obama and our children our elder’s and poor need medical attention too but the republicans want it reserved for the rich like Abraham Lincoln did withe civil war draft they took very young people in and if they could pay 300.00 dollars they did not have to serve what kind of people is this if we are not careful they will be hanging the poor in the streets and have slavery all over again that is why we came to this country not just to believe in the all mighty they we seen fit but to live like people and help each other.The little guy is gotten trampled and Bush just ignored us and let the big guy’s have their way and paid them to do it

  • William Deutschlander

    It appears that somewhere in the GOP Manifesto, encripted in small print, there is a requirement that to be a member of the club, you must vow to never, ever tell the honest truth. Mitt Romney seems to have fully and completely embraced this doctrine!

    Romney is now asserting that Solyandra’s failure is the failure of the Obama Administration, while the HONEST TRUTH is that CHINA has so seriously subsidized their producers of SOLAR PANELS that not a single producer of solar panels has been able to remain financialy viable throughout the world!

    If the GOP is so evangelical and religous why can they not tell the truth?????????????????

  • Who among us is shocked by this? It is economics 101, when the private sector doesn’t or refuse to spend in bad economic time, the government must! I have said this as far back as 2009, the president is being sandbagged…what is sad about this is that is based totally on racism, with a complete disregard for what happens to this country, as long as they make this president look bad…what a noble reason (sarcasm).

    And no i am not using some mythical race card, or drinking some Obama drink, I am just posting the TRUTH!1

    • jebediah123

      Brother, you said it all!!!!!

    • give me some of that cool-aid…

      • karlaw55

        I have a feeling you are already full of of Kool-aid.

        • EdC

          So what are you shooting up with.

        • You are right on track about how far they will go to make the President look bad no matter about the country, I am so glad that I am not the only one that can see what is happening.

      • I am sure you would LOVEE some Kool-Aid-just so long as it made upon the backs of the poor, elderly and disabled! It seems that the Reps even want to take the cheapest drink from those who can afford nothing else because they were laid off of their job as a firefighter (policeman, teacher, judge, prosecutor…)

      • ARepublicanNorthlandGrad

        Doanld Trump is right over there with a whole pitcher of it.

    • I am happy to see that there is at least one other person who has a brain about what is being said all the time about Obama. I do not even post any more replies to those on facebook I know that has made it their mission to do nothing but write negative things. But boy let me post anything that does not suite them and I have a reply in less than a minute after I post. So sick of it how can the middle class be so blind to not see what has been going on?

    • It is not because he is black .. but because he is black and does not know his ass from a hole in the ground . That or that he is determined to make the successful carry those that have not made it , for whatever reason . I am not even middle of the pack on the monetary scale , but I am making it and am not willing to support those not doing as well as me, and do not expect anyone to want to carry me. Yes it IS race , most blacks are supporting obama ONLY because he is black , not that he is doing a good job .

      • skytimer01

        Hi Sid, you sound like a man who take the time to plan for the future. I really applaud you for that. Some, did not, and don’t have the opportunity to plan. For some, it takes working hard just to put food on the table. President Obama is working hard to keep Medicaid for children, Medicare for the Disabled and Elderly, working hard for Veterans and the Unemployed. It’s my hope that he will keep working for All of us. Who ever support President Obama is their choice.

    • Dylan Harding

      What news source are you viewing where Obama is being attacked or “sandbagged” because of his race? May I suggest any major news network in the United States? They don’t seem to have any problems with the guy. Oh, and by the way, it’s not a mythical race card you’re playing it’s the same one everyone else uses. If people are mad at Obama it’s because he has alot of big ideas, but we don’t have a budget to support them so nothing gets done. Both parties, race not being an issue, are completely ineffectual. Cutting every social program we have and raising taxes to reduce the deficit are completely unpopular so we’re just being insulted by our party leaders who keep pretending they can fix health care and create jobs and pay for education. It’s all nice campaign talk, but the money to do those things does not exist. Anyone saying different is a liar, republican, democrat, black, or white. And if you want to talk about government spending being the answer, look back on that bailout. Keynesian economics takes balls, and we didn’t spend enough when we had the chance, not to mention all that bailout money went to foreign debt and CEO bonuses.

    • nickkid09

      I honestly do not think the reason most of his political opponents respond in the manner is due to his race rather his political party.

      • ARepublicanNorthlandGrad

        A lot of the ranting and raving is against the party, but most teabaggers I know can not leave the conversation without a racist comment.

        • Manchesterian

          The Tea Bagger’s behaviour confirms the level of their intelligence; and they should be careful about the racial hatred they hold within. That kind of toxicity held within can result in all kinds of life damaging disease.

    • Subtle racism is alive and well, but the reason for the illogical economic claims made by the GOP are influenced by ideology and political imperatives, not racism.

    • Manchesterian

      Colin I am flabbergasted by the actions of the Mighty White Republicans. Their lack of character and honour is appalling. They did not anticipate An African Male President governing over them and do not have the will to transcend their racial hatred; so they turn to the destruction of the Republic in order to achieve a failure for the POTUS’, leadership. What each and everyone who support him needs to do is: ensure that ten of your friends or relatives register to vote,(they cannot vote if they are not registered) hold an election eve night get together at your place, even if they all have to crash on your floor. When morning comes, have them brush their teeth, provide a cup of tea to each, remind them how to complete the ballot, and get them to the nearest voting booth.
      In Jamaica where I was born this is how we improved the post slavery literacy rate and overcame the blight of the legacy of Slavery; we used the “each one teach one method”, and have been blazing trails ever since. So colin, get your peeps together, share this method with them and encourage each of your ten to duplicate the process. I think many more young people would vote if there was adherence to how they roll, i.e. in groups. I have a brother name Colin and he is a go getter, I am trusting you are one. Barack as our rep. is the stone that the builder would refuse; we have to make sure that he becomes the Head corner stone. “Just Do It” Nike.

    • On Inaugural Day, the Senate GOP met and agreed on a strategy of opposing anything Obama proposed in order to limit him to one term. The GOP has since even voted against legislation they had previously proposed. I will not say race is the issue. Had Hillary won, the GOP would have sabotaged her has well. Politics has grown meaner over the years. Regardless of party, the poisonous attitudes of nearly all elected officials is harmful to the nation as a whole.

  • I have come to believe that what the Republican party seeks is complete dictatorial control of America. The election of Romney would be the end of American democracy as we have known it. For the love of America reject Mitt Romney in his attempt to take over our government.

    • Dan Nunez

      LOL.. c’mon man. I think Romney will be a terrible president, and the austerity measures the republicans want to enact are a terrible idea. But this.. silly.

  • 101strac

    I’ve never considered myself an escapist, but the more I think of going to sleep now and waking up in November to an Obama presidency is suddenly very appealing. I don’t know how much more of the hypocritical, outright lying, republican spiel I can handle. I cannot even allow myself to imagine romney occupying the White House.

  • It speaks volumes about the character of a man when telling the truth is an accident! Perhaps he has told so many lies, he forgot what is true, and what is a lie, and just said something to hear himself speak.

    • CPANY

      He’s kind of a Rebublican Bill Clinton.

      • EdC

        Let’s see Bill Clinton, surplus for the country, Mitt Romney, surplus for the wealthy only. yeah that about gets it.

  • There “yah go”! The up-right heart of governing. Put the first man on the moon. But lets Privatize the space program. And get rid of NASA altogether. And cut the National Debt. That is! After our government, brought, space travel into being, through the tax dollars of the good and honest living.
    But ‘WHY” dose privatizations shout from the Hilltop “Government is a very Evil Thing”. According to ALEX and the Tea Party.
    Why sure! Lets cut taxes for the 1% even farther. Let’s get rid of “Protectionism”! You know the well-being of “We the People and all Men are Created Equal”. Lets get rid of student loans. Our at least double the interest rate on them! You know? Those that came to work for NASA and gave Our Nation a Great Gift. Again! Let cut research and development grants from our Universities and Collages. What provided many cures and technical advance. Let made sure our students and vets don’t have access to their basic needs. Lets just devalue the well-being of the common good and honest living. You know! What is going on in Wisconsin and through out or Country. Even in the cutting off and spins of the Tea Party. Through the deformation and demonizing laid against Our President. Makes you wonder what patriotism is all about today? In the realm of privatization. As it seeks to seize upon and exploit Social Security and the fundamental needs for “Protectionism”. Mitt put away your etch-a-sketch. It might be. Your conscience is starting to bother you.

    • CPANY

      This is not only ungrammatical, it borders on drivel. What is he talking about?

      • EdC

        Read very very slowly CPAny and you might understand, What am I saying you don’t want to understand.

      • The poster’s point is well made despite the grammatical errors, so don’t even try to use that excuse for not understanding . I understand perfectly well what Winkle is saying. Of course you wouldn’t understand because the poster is speaking the truth.

      • in other words, what he is saying that the in my opinion Republicans want to do everything that was said from Dennis

  • Does this admission, by Romney of the truth (which the facts will back up) about what the opponents of President Obama have been lying about in trying to convince the voters that everything Obama has done since in the Office has been wrong, change the opponents’ objectives of causing President Obama’s failure? How can they “overcome” the admission to all of the lying and misinformation “tactics” they have been “throwing out” to divide the voters?

    “There are not any perfect solutions for “fixing” all of the unfinished crisis issues/conditions that this Republic was in before President Obama was elected in November 2008, but there are people who wanted President Obama to “fix” all the crisis issues on his first day in office as if fixing the conditions would be easy. Now we hear from the opponents of Obama that YES, the “Country was in a mess but President Obama made it worse.” There is not anyone person who can “fix” the “wrongs” confronting this Republic and when there is the opposition being directed against the Obama administration from accomplishing any recovery of the 2007 deep depression, it makes the recovery nearly impossible. What were the voters thinking of when they created a “stalemate” condition in the US House in 2010 Election by putting the Republican (Tea Party) candidates in the Majority? Were the voters aware of how close this Republic was to falling into another great depression? They should have known and voted for everybody working together, but they voted to prevent the recovery and dividing the people, making it impossible or at the least prolonging the stabilizing and the recovery from the 2007 deep recession.

    • EdC

      I’m sorry Carl, republicans are entitled to lie, just they can be boss. Just ask them they will even tell you it’s in the Bible.

  • fenwaythedog

    as McConnell said GOP aim is to get “the black man out of White House”, the GOP short for Grand Old Pricks has sought to ruin this country because it had the audacity to elect a man of color. The neo-nazi teabaggers didn’t show up till Obama was elected and utter a peep during the dreaded Bush years.



    If we the people of the united states put Mr Mitt Rommney in .
    get ready to rais one arm up and say Hile Rommney. and ware
    star on your coats if you did not vote for him.

  • Recently, people who defend Romney’s record @ Bain Capital have stated when people started losing their jobs; he (Romney) was no longer leading the company. I agree! He did, however start the process that lead to layoffs/loss of pensions/health care/etc. And, did Bain offer to help these people find work elsewhere-or just “cut them loose?” Correct?
    Another observation: someone should remind him that being a “job creator” in the private sector is alot different than being president. As a private sector business owner; one has an idea, tells his/her staff what the company will be doing to: make more money/hire/fire/etc. As president, you have an idea (Great!); now all you have to do is convince over three hundred million citizens & the some +/- five hundred, or so elected members of both the House & Senate to approve & support your ideas. Good Luck with that, Mitt!
    If Tea Party Republicans want to sabotage President Obama vision for the country; why would he expect the Democrats to help his agenda?

  • Romney has lied so often on so many issues that its entirely understandable when he inadvertently tells the truth on occasion. Its not easy to stay on message when you can’t recall all the lies you told last month, last week, or even yesterday. Fortunately for Romney, the core constitutency of republicans aren’t interested in the truth so he’ll probably be okay.

  • Jj

    When Obama was taking the oath of office, the Repubs. was across the street deciding how to prevent him from succeeding as President, and that is why we have a failure in Washington. They did not want to serve under a black man. Romney and his mormom religion has baptized 60,000 dead people including Obama’s mother..their religion has performed that ritual to the tune of 60million people including the holocaust dead and the records are kept in their vault in Utah.
    Our community is glad that the gas prices are going down, and the economy is improving, but
    the negative attacks on Obama all over the country is just so over the top, but he will be
    re-elected for a 2nd term, when the coutry realizes that he’s trying to work for all of us including
    the global community. He needs our support and prayers that he will be able to succeed..he
    really is a great president, and will see that what the Tea-party Republicans with all their
    negative attacks is just to prevent him from getting anything done. All the super-pacs add and
    the monies should not deter him from getting re-elected.
    Obama 2012.

  • geewilly

    Mitt is fond of saying ” a rising tide floats all boats”.. but if you don’t HAVE a boat??? well, you die!

  • Lainey1251

    Lets look at this in the real world and not somei deal scenario established by the press……In 3 years what has Obama done, except quadruple our national debt……Had 1000’s of jobs lost under his watch……Will not get out of Afghanstan until 2024, and before anyone says well Congress won’t let him, let me remind you he had a full democratic congress for the first 2 years of his administration……..What happened to last years Summer of Recovery and all the new jobs?, this guy is like a used car salesman……..He’s a great public speaker, but like the used car salesman, he’s a fast talker and he’ll PROMISE you anything…….Wake up america!…….
    Sore Romney lost some jobs saving companys, but he created many more new ones by saving companies as well, but nobody ever talks about that…….Obama iis beholden to the unions and will say and do anything to promote and help them, just google campaign contributions by unions…..
    ! thought this was the administration that was gonna end special interests and I once heard this was gonna be the first administration to be open and honest……..What a crock!!

    • ExPAVIC


      Listen Mr. Taliban Republican, if you are going to criticize at least get some of the facts correct and not just dribble male bovine fecal matter on this blog.

      You read like what Goebbels used to write for Hitler.

      • Lainey1251


        Thanks for getting back to me about Obama, but I guess were gonna have to agree to disagree…….You NEVER replied to anything about his summer of recovery or his so-called transparent adminstration……Nothing was mentioned about his foreign policy and staying in Afghanistan until 2024…..
        Funny how Democrats now support war!

        Sure Romney was near last while he was governor of Mass, but the economy was good then and job creation was not a priority…..NOW IT IS and Obama has proven that he can’t handle it…..Romney has!

        Under Obama food stamps have tripled and gas prices are up over $2.00 a gallon…….Obama has pulled contracts for new oil well drilling and wasted millions of dollars on clean energy programs….namely SOLANDRA……..Don’t you think the billions of dollars he sends overseas could be used here in the U.S.A.?

        • ExPAVIC


          I got a deja vuism reading your e-mail, like I was listening to rebroadcasts of several Rush “Druggie” Limbaugh’s radiocasts.

          Again, you could do yourself a favor by sticking to facts rather than making up your own. Of course that would be contrary to instructions from Karl Rove and Steven Stuart who both advocate “if you can’t handle the facts, make up lies to cover it up.”

          As this writer previous stated if you favor Romney, you either can’t read or you are dumber than a bag of rocks.

        • repeating lies over and over do not make it the truth, if you spent any amount of time attempting critical thinking, you might be able to overcome your obvious shortcomings and conceptualize reality as it is by throwing off the yoke of your blatant racism and tired platitudes of the right wing nut cases. Good luck with that.

          • Lainey1251

            Thanks for getting back to me on Obama, damn your sure good at
            using those big words, but you still never addressed any of Obamas shortcomings as president……..I guess its OK with you that gasoline is over $4.00 a gallon……I guess its OK with you that millions of people cannot get work here in the US……

            I guess its OK with you that Obama has tripled the national debt…….I guess you like the fact that he spends billions of dollars overseas when the money could be used here…….You have to like the fact that were gonna waste soldiers lives and spend trillions over in Afghanstan until 2024

            Wow , a democrat that supports war……Way to go!

    • biglt

      Much of the debt Obama is accused of running up simply comes from putting the two wars, and Medicare Drug Benefit “on budget,” where it always belonged. The rest of it was necessary to try to undo the Bush mess.

      • Lainey1251

        Thanks for getting back to me about Obama, but I guess were gonna have to agree to disagree…….You NEVER replied to anything about his summer of recovery or his so-called transparent adminstration……Nothing was mentioned about his foreign policy and staying in Afghanistan until 2024…..
        Funny how Democrats now support war!

        Sure Romney was near last while he was governor of Mass, but the economy was good then and job creation was not a priority…..NOW IT IS and Obama has proven that he can’t handle it…..Romney has!

        Under Obama food stamps have tripled and gas prices are up over $2.00 a gallon…….Obama has pulled contracts for new oil well drilling and wasted millions of dollars on clean energy programs….namely SOLANDRA……..Don’t you think the billions of dollars he sends overseas could be used here in the U.S.A.?

    • Didn’t Massachusetts rank 47th in job creation under Romney? Obama had to deal with all the republican/tea party obstruction and filibustering. I am wide awoke and I’ll take Obama any day over the facist GOP.

      • Lainey1251

        Thanks for getting back to me about Obama, but I guess were gonna have to agree to disagree…….You NEVER replied to anything about his summer of recovery or his so-called transparent adminstration……Nothing was mentioned about his foreign policy and staying in Afghanistan until 2024…..

        Funny how Democrats now support

        Sure Romney was near last while he was governor of Mass, but the economy was good then and job creation was not a priority…..NOW IT IS and Obama has proven that he can’t handle it…..Romney has!

        Under Obama food stamps have tripled and gas prices are up over
        $2.00 a gallon…….Obama has pulled contracts for new oil well drilling and wasted millions of dollars on clean energy programs….namely SOLANDRA……..Don’t you think the billions of dollars he sends overseas could be used here in the U.S.A.?

  • The fascists are everywhere….as Henry Wallace … FDR’s VP pointed out in the NY Times in 1944….

    An article in the New York Times, April 9, 1944.
    From Henry A. Wallace, Democracy Reborn (New York, 1944), edited by Russell Lord, p. 259.

    On returning from my trip to the West in February, I received a request from The New York Times to write a piece answering the following questions:

    What is a fascist?
    How many fascists have we?
    How dangerous are they?

    A fascist is one whose lust for money or power is combined with such an intensity of intolerance toward those of other races, parties, classes, religions, cultures, regions or nations as to make him ruthless in his use of deceit or violence to attain his ends. The supreme god of a fascist, to which his ends are directed, may be money or power; may be a race or a class; may be a military, clique or an economic group; or may be a culture, religion, or a political party.

    The perfect type of fascist throughout recent centuries has been the Prussian Junker, who developed such hatred for other races and such allegiance to a military clique as to make him willing at all times to engage in any degree of deceit and violence necessary to place his culture and race astride the world. In every big nation of the world are at least a few people who have the fascist temperament. Every Jew-baiter, every Catholic hater, is a fascist at heart. The hoodlums who have been desecrating churches, cathedrals and synagogues in some of our larger cities are ripe material for fascist leadership.

    The obvious types of American fascists are dealt with on the air and in the press. These demagogues and stooges are fronts for others. Dangerous as these people may be, they are not so significant as thousands of other people who have never been mentioned.

    The really dangerous American fascists are not those who are hooked up directly or indirectly with the Axis. The FBI has its finger on those. The dangerous American fascist is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way.

    The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information.

    With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power.

    If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States.

    There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow the definition to include only those who in their search for money and power are ruthless and deceitful.

    Most American fascists are enthusiastically supporting the war effort. They are doing this even in those cases where they hope to have profitable connections with German chemical firms after the war ends.

    They are patriotic in time of war because it is to their interest to be so, but in time of peace they follow power and the dollar wherever they may lead.

    American fascism will not be really dangerous until there is a purposeful coalition among the cartelists, the deliberate poisoners of public information, and those who stand for the K.K.K. type of demagoguery.

    The European brand of fascism will probably present its most serious postwar threat to us via Latin America. The effect of the war has been to raise the cost of living in most Latin American countries much faster than the wages of labor.

    The fascists in most Latin American countries tell the people that the reason their wages will not buy as much in the way of goods is because of Yankee imperialism. The fascists in Latin America learn to speak and act like natives.

    Our chemical and other manufacturing concerns are all too often ready to let the Germans have Latin American markets, provided the American companies can work out an arrangement which will enable them to charge high prices to the consumer inside the United States.

    Following this war, technology will have reached such a point that it will be possible for Germans, using South America as a base, to cause us much more difficulty in World War III than they did in World War II.

    The military and landowning cliques in many South American countries will find it attractive financially to work with German fascist concerns as well as expedient from the standpoint of temporary power politics.

    Fascism is a worldwide disease. Its greatest threat to the United States will come after the war, either via Latin America or within the United States itself.

    Still another danger is represented by those who, paying lip service to democracy and the common welfare, in their insatiable greed for money and the power which money gives, do not hesitate surreptitiously to evade the laws designed to safeguard the public from monopolistic extortion.

    American fascists of this stamp were clandestinely aligned with their German counterparts before the war, and are even now preparing to resume where they left off, after “the present unpleasantness” ceases.

    The symptoms of fascist thinking are colored by environment and adapted to immediate circumstances.

    But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power.

    It is no coincidence that the growth of modern tyrants has in every case been heralded by the growth of prejudice.

    It may be shocking to some people in this country to realize that, without meaning to do so; they hold views in common with Hitler when they preach discrimination against other religious, racial or economic groups.

    Likewise, many people whose patriotism is their proudest boast play Hitler’s game by retailing distrust of our Allies and by giving currency to snide suspicions without foundation in fact.

    The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism.

    They use every opportunity to impugn democracy. They use isolationism as a slogan to conceal their own selfish imperialism.

    They cultivate hate and distrust of both Britain and Russia. They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution.

    They demand free enterprise, but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest.

    Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.

    Several leaders of industry in this country who have gained a new vision of the meaning of opportunity through co-operation with government have warned the public openly that there are some selfish groups in industry who are willing to jeopardize the structure of American liberty to gain some temporary advantage.

    We all know the part that the cartels played in bringing Hitler to power, and the rule the giant German trusts have played in Nazi conquests.

    Monopolists who fear competition and who distrust democracy because it stands for equal opportunity would like to secure their position against small and energetic enterprise. In an effort to eliminate the possibility of any rival growing up, some monopolists would sacrifice democracy itself.

    It has been claimed at times that our modern age of technology facilitates dictatorship. What we must understand is that the industries, processes, and inventions created by modern science can be used either to subjugate or liberate.

    The choice is up to us. The myth of fascist efficiency has deluded many people. It was Mussolini’s vaunted claim that he “made the trains run on time.”

    In the end, however, he brought to the Italian people impoverishment and defeat.

    It was Hitler’s claim that he eliminated all unemployment in Germany. Neither is there unemployment in a prison camp.

    Democracy to crush fascism internally must demonstrate its capacity to “make the trains run on time.” It must develop the ability to keep people fully employed and at the same time balance the budget.

    It must put human beings first and dollars second. It must appeal to reason and decency and not to violence and deceit.

    We must not tolerate oppressive government or industrial oligarchy in the form of monopolies and cartels.

    As long as scientific research and inventive ingenuity outran our ability to devise social mechanisms to raise the living standards of the people, we may expect the liberal potential of the United States to increase.

    If this liberal potential is properly channeled, we may expect the area of freedom of the United States to increase.

    The problem is to spend up our rate of social invention in the service of the welfare of all the people.

    The worldwide, age long struggle between fascism and democracy will not stop when the fighting ends in Germany and Japan.
    Democracy can win the peace only if it does two things:

    -Speeds up the rate of political and economic inventions so that both production and, especially, distribution can match in their power and practical effect on the daily life of the common man the immense and growing volume of scientific research, mechanical invention and management technique.

    -Vivifies with the greatest intensity the spiritual processes, which are both the foundation and the very essence of democracy.

    The moral and spiritual aspects of both personal and international relationships have a practical bearing which so-called practical men deny.

    This dullness of vision regarding the importance of the general welfare to the individual is the measure of the failure of our schools and churches to teach the spiritual significance of genuine democracy.

    Until democracy in effective enthusiastic action fills the vacuum created by the power of modern inventions, we may expect the fascists to increase in power after the war both in the United States and in the world.

    Fascism in the postwar inevitably will push steadily for Anglo-Saxon imperialism and eventually for war with Russia. Already American fascists are talking and writing about this conflict and using it as an excuse for their internal hatreds and intolerances toward certain races, creeds and classes.
    It should also be evident that exhibitions of the native brand of fascism are not confined to any single section, class or religion.

    Happily, it can be said that as yet fascism has not captured a predominant place in the outlook of any American section, class or religion.

    It may be encountered in Wall Street, Main Street or Tobacco Road. Some even suspect that they can detect incipient traces of it along the Potomac.

    It is an infectious disease, and we must all be on our guard against intolerance, bigotry and the pretension of invidious distinction.

    But if we put our trust in the common sense of common men and “with malice toward none and charity for all” go forward on the great adventure of making political, economic and social democracy a practical reality, we shall not fail.

    Willard is just the latest to manifest in our land.

  • I wonder if it is possible to ensure the main stream media will publicize this until it cannot be ignored? As an old timer who retired in 2003 from working in the Federal Sector, I was involved in 2 Government reorgnizations. One in the DoD during the Vietnam War when I was starting my career and the other when Ronald Reagan was President. Both were a bit of a joke. Very rarely did high level civilian “lost their jobs.” in a reduction in force, the top comes down (but they save their pay for 2 years giving them a chance to regain their grades) and the very lowest grades wind up losing their jobs. The working poor; the middle class, etc. Government generally cycles in phases – in my 30 years there were two RIFs. Once they complete their reductions (BTW less people lose jobs that you might imagine) they begin to grow again. Government does create jobs and is an integral part of economic recovery. GOP types should get out of their bubble.

  • What is very sad the Republicans are planning to stall the economy because the Bush tax cuts for the rich is about to expire. As you can really see they do not care about the people in this country anymore it is just either your rich or poor. What is really sad is that you are giving billions of dollars to Pakistan and we need that money here to help stabilize the economy. When are we going put this new oil that has been found in Harper County,Kansas on the market so that it can ease these gas prices we are experiencing?

    • biglt

      We already have more domestic oil than we can use. We are currently EXPORTING gasoline, for pity sake. Gas prices are being manipulated to increase oil company PROFITS. Never mind that they are already at record levels.


    Mattens is not only a prick, he’s a stupid prick.


    One More Time

    Like this writer has stated many times before, “anyone who votes for this conscientious objector as commander in chief of our armed forces either can’t read or is dumber than a bag of rocks.” While many of us were involved in Vietnam, this guy was in Le Harve, France, passing out condoms to street hookers.

    This American Taliban Republican is standup model of what this country does not need as president. If you think otherwise, ask for assistance.

    • Mitt Romney say the public schools in America are getting a Third World Education, for what little he knows he should want that kind of education, because that is the British way and the British education is much higher advance than the public schools here in the USA. But he will talk about charter schools because his hands are in the tax payers pockets AS USUAL, Romney set his son up in a TEN MILLION DOLLARS BUSINESS INVOLVING CHARTER SCHOOLS. WHY NOT PUT THAT KIND OF FUNDS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. WHEN THE GOP CUT FOOD STAMPS AND CHILDREN CANNOT EAT PROPER AND HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL HUNGRY, PLACE IN A CLASS ROOM WITH THIRTH FIVE TO FORTY CHILDREN HOW COULD THESE FOOLS EXPECT THESE CHILDREN TO LEARN UNDER THESE CONDITIONS. AND TELL THE GOP- TELL THE TRUTH THESE LIES ARE NOT WORKING. THE WORLD IS WATCHING

  • I am waiting for mitt lol to come out and say hes gay just by accident lol

  • EdC

    As much as I hate to again disagree, I don’t think the Republican leadership is out to get theblack man out of the White House as much as they are to get any democrate out of the White House, look at the crap thrown at Bill Clinton even in this conversation, HOwever they (the Republicans) are not above using the haterid of blacks, that in most cases they haveactually invented to use against Obama in particular. They create the lies just to agravate the problem. Any weapon is fair game as far as they are concerned

  • How anyone can believe cutting the income of 99% of the tax payers while giving the very richest Americans big tax breaks will help the economy is beyond common sense. There is no way that 1% of the population can support this economy. If they could you would think that the economy would be booming. After all, in the last decade, the richest have grown richer while everyone else has gotten poorer. I say the slow recovery is in part due to the continued renewal the Bush tax cut for the rich and shrinking income for everyone else. Cutting the benefits that the 99% has earned by paying their payroll taxes will only make it worse, since that means less money left over for food, rent and many time no money for eating out, going to movies or just buying something for fun for a very large percentage of our population. The truth is Republicans push a reverse Robin Hood mentality (robbing from the poor to give to the rich), that is dangerous for our Country’s stability and unethical. The sad thing is, as the article states, they know it and do not care. The Republican Party is no long the Party of Lincoln – it is the Party for the very rich and those unthinking enough to believe what they say.

  • EdC

    As with all other good ideas for the country, i.e. pot production and sales, the oil in Harper county will not be put into production until certan priviledged people can control it.

  • The conserves are saying let bussinessrun regulated free it seem that Jp Morgan and others bankers don’t have spiritual insight nor moral fortitude to run without regulations.Their actions will effect every American

  • shadeaux14

    This is the conservative mantra,

    Do the same thing we always have but expect different results.

    Shame that so many Americans don’t recognize this concept as Einstein’s definition of insanity.

  • curious11

    This writing is very amateurish!…. not even worth reading…. glossing over was difficult enough! A story about our “Entertainer in Chief” might be more amusing!

    • It’s amateurish to you because the writer told the truth about Mitt Robme. Mitt is a big liar and the writer called him out on it. Not amateurish – just informative.

  • dan

    I also agree that the main reason behind the conservative hatred of the president is not economics or deficit spending or raising taxes for the rich in order to increase revenue and better balance the budget etc,etc. The proof is Ronold Reagen who to this day is the heroe of the rightwing conservatives.He raised taxes 18 times during his 8 years in office and spent billions of borrowed money on star war projects and multi billions on planes ,tanks .aircraft carriers in order to stimulate a sluggish economy leaving behind the largest national debt up to that time in the history of our country.”THE ANSWER IS PURE AND SIMPLE RACISIM.These facist demagouges can’t accept the idea of a black president running our country.They show no respect for the office of the president or are willing to recognize the result of a democratic election. So much for Patriotism and “GOD BLESS AMERICA” AND OUR CONSTITUTION.”If these BIGOTS PREVAIL IT WILL MAKE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY ANOTHER FAILED EXPERIMENT IN GOVERNMENT.

  • peteserb

    Never let them catch you telling the truth. That’s why Obama’s birth and past are all sealed. If you can’t get to the truth, they can’t catch you.

    • geoelb

      Sealed in a similar way as “W”s military record

      • peteserb

        At least W had a military record. To bad the poser in chief doesn’t.

    • Obama’s long-form birth certificate is online for all to see. Even Romney agrees that Obama was born in Hawaii. Even Arizona’s Secretary of State Bennett backed down and now agrees that Obama was born in Hawaii. Only the right-wing extremists think it’s still an issue — and that is really OK with me, because it makes the entire Republican Party look like hate-filled crazies — which is not a good way to win any election.

  • In this one instance, Mitt is completely right! The GOP is determined to sabotage the economy and keep the GDP low so as to make President Obama look bad! I thought our democracy always included the “Loyal Opposition” who, when not in power, would work with the President to make the United States stronger and more hardy for the sake of our workers and the Middle Class!
    The GOP may have damaged our economy beyond repair now. They have been short circuiting the since day one of the Obama administration! I think the ones doing it are the Social Conservatives who are having fit’s of apoplexy over the President’s stand on social issues! If we don’t prop up the working poor we will have a country of serfs for corporate America to hire at slave wages that doesn’t even come close to matching the rate of inflation,let alone provide any benefits!

  • sad and true that most republicans don’t care what is done as long as it is NOT done with a black President. that is ALL this is about. a black man in their whiteehouse. hope he’s there for four more years! Obama 2012.

  • This man is an embodiment of lies, enjoys policies that will make the rich richer, flirts with birthers, afraid of Rush, caresses Ryans policies , twists himself into apretzel to suit every occassion. Simply put Mitt follows the wind anywhere it blows, it just doesnt matter to Mitt

  • jmurray1933

    So Mitt will say nothing that displeases the GOP! To do so is to forfeit the election!
    Yep! That says it all! Either big money buys him in or he loses out!

  • loyalopposition

    so you turned a simple 1-page story into 4 pages for what? the page views? yeah.

    won’t be back.

  • DukeDacat

    “dumber than a box of Palins” the Greatest that I have heard to date!!!

  • Kenneth Bailey

    Nothing Earth shattering in his statement except the GOP has been found out. The sad part is that DOD should be cut with the money cut going to rebuild our infrastructure instead of making guns. Now we are talking the guns or butter economics which seems to work the best when we are making butter instead of guns. Many more people benefit when we are making durables as opposed to weaponry. If you don’t believe me just ask the former USSR. Therein lies your proof of this historical economic fact. Maybe deep down Mittens is really a Democrat in GOP clothing. Anything to win hey Mittens?

  • No Romney 2010!!!!

  • No Romney in 2012

  • Don

    Willard is looking forward to the hot summer months so he can wear his FLIP FLOPS.

  • Romney is such a phony. I believe a lot of Republicans are really closet Democrats, but they will not vote for Obama simply because he is Black. When I talk to my mother & brother & mention Obama’s plans & accomplishments without mentioning the name ‘Obama’ they like all of his ideas. However, when I tell them that these are ‘Obama’s’ plans & ideas — they close right down & turn away from me. I can kind of understand my mother’s feelings about race, she is in her 80s and was brought up in a different time. What I do not understand is my brother’s hateful racist views. Romney certainly does not have my brother’s or my mother’s best interests at heart, and yet they prefer Romney over Obama simply because of his color. I am mortally embarrassed & heartsick that people like my mother & my brother would rather be kicked around by Romny than helped by Obama.

  • uncertainty is gripping the market. banks. the world. the socialist europe is going over the cliff and if we keep spending we will follow. romney put in romnecare in mass. and it keeps going up….breaking the bank there. he did what obama wants to do. one of them should have learned from the other. lesson learned. break the bank and spend spend spend. you see how well it worked for bush. we independents will pick the new president. i dont care who it is as long as ”fiscal responsibility” is the theme. i wonder if romney ever smoked pot or used cocaine and chugged beer?

    • Whats the point of your last sentence? You go from ” i dont care who it is as long as ”fiscal responsibility'”, to wondering if hes a drinker?

  • Our infrastructure is falling apart. Rebuilding it would create thousands of jobs which in turn would stimulate our economy and create a bigger tax base. Bridges are falling down. Schools are in need of repair. The entire electric grid needs major overhaul and upgrading. We need a high-speed train system to cross the country. We’re Americans, we can do anything we set our minds to do. Eisenhower built the entire interstate highway system. Roosevelt had thousands employed in the CCC and WPA to do major infrastructure work. Obama said “Build baby, Build!” because THERE… ARE THE JOBS! Republican’ts claimed that the stimulus, which they ALL voted against, would produce NO jobs, and yet they fall all over themselves to make it to ribbon cuttings taking credit when projects funded by the stimulus started turning over dirt. For instance, in his 2010 book, Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America From Washington, Governor Rick Perry wrote this: “We are fed up with bailout after bailout and stimulus plan after stimulus plan, each one of which tosses principle out the window along with taxpayer money.”
    But Texas was the state that depended the most on the stimulus funds ($17 Billion) to plug nearly 97% of its shortfall for fiscal 2010.
    It’s the Republican representatives that falsely campaigned on a platform of “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” in 2010. Once in office, all their talk about jobs evaporated. For they are only concerned with abortion issues, tax cuts for the rich, and grabbing back the whitehouse.
    There used to be a time when in crisis, the people in our country came together and worked to resolve our problems in patriotic spirit. We sold bonds and collected scrap metal in WWII. Today ‘Just say no’ is the Republican’t slogan. ‘No Compromise’ is the Republican’t mantra. ‘Defeat Obama’ is the Republican’t agenda. Mitch McConnell said it. ‘The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

  • JPS

    It’s the Republican representatives who secretly conspired to undermine the Obama presidency from it’s first day. The plot to obstruct, to filibuster, to block and oppose his actions at every turn was hatched on inauguration night Jan 20, 2009 at a private dinner organized by Frank Luntz. Mitch McConnell said it. ‘The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”
    It’s the Republican representatives who secretly conspired with 300 corporations behind closed doors of American Legislative Exchange Council (A.L.E.C.) to write legislation advantageous to the corporate oligarchy at the expense of the American people. people. The only “people” in the United States the Republicans represent anymore are the corporations, as decided by an activist, conservative Supreme Court majority in the unprecedented ‘Citizens United’ decision and union busting via attacks on collective bargaining. One day the corportacracy’s strangle hold on the masses will be so complete, their control of Washington will be totally suffocating…not allowing any interference with their agenda, which is of course to turn the remaining population into virtual slaves. We have become a corporate oligarchy.
    It’s the Republican representatives who conspired with one man, Grover Norquist, and signed his pledge to never raise taxes at any time under any circumstances, conflicting with their oath of office.
    It’s the Republican representatives who conspired with the two billionare political operatives David and Charles Koch, to deny you your right to vote through voter suppression laws. The Kochs have funded efforts to thwart 21 million Americans from voting and Koch dollars helped write and propose voting suppression bills in 38 states that will put ballot boxes out of reach or millions of Americans eligible to vote, many of whom are minorities, physically disabled, students and seniors.
    It’s the Republican representatives that falsely campaigned on a platform of “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” in 2010. Once in office, all their talk about jobs evaporated. For they are only concerned with abortion issues, tax cuts for the rich, and grabbing back the whitehouse.
    It’s the obstructionist Republican’t-controlled house who have filibustered everything.
    It’s the Republican’ts that invoked the 60 vote majority rule in the Senate more times during this session than any Congress in history.
    It’s the Republican’ts who have blocked more than 60 Obama appointees forcing many agencies to operate without proper leadership.
    It’s the Republican’ts who have time and time again walked out of negotiations.
    It’s the Republican’ts who have repeatedly moved the goalpost.
    ‘Just say no’ is the Republican’t slogan. ‘No Compromise’ is the Republican’t mantra. ‘Defeat Obama’ is the Republican’t agenda. As Richard Mourdock, said: “I have a mindset that says bipartisanship ought to consist of Democrats coming to the Republican point of view.”

    • dtgraham

      I wish I could have given you 50 likes. Damn straight JPS.

    • Very well said JPS, hats off to you and a clap with my hands.

  • cwood7554

    This just goes to show that the GOP leadership(and i use that phrase sarcastically) is as fraudulent as they come. We “thinking” people have known this for years, but the media refuses to call them out for their hypocracy. If they’re not voted out, “We The People” lose bigtime.

  • mikenon

    Page 3, para 1: auto industry that he tried to destroy.

    Page 3, para 2: Mitt uttered something

  • He didn’t say government spending grows the economy in the sense that more spending is a good policy. Government spending is a major component of GDP. The more you spend, the higher your GDP, but not the higher your amount of growth. The argument is that high government spending crowds out private investment and that at least most of that trillion dollars isn’t going to disappear…it’s going to be reallocated as investment in more efficient private sources.

    This is a pretty big misrepresentation of his position. He didn’t admit anything. And that’s coming from a pretty radically left-wing econ student (myself).

  • D

    Romney has gotten to speak more than Bachmann, so he has had more time to get his facts wrong…he has an advantage –

  • Colin I have been singing that same song every since Obama won the election but the best way to beat them at there own game is just to continue to show up for President Obama. No weapon formed against President Obama share prosper simply because God has got him.

  • when a Republican looks at a wealthy man, they are too dazzled by dollar signs to even hear the things he says

  • your more than one misspellings distract and harm your impactful message

  • Truth is, Mitt Romney is not such a bad guy. I wish he was a Democrat and could be Obama’s running mate. Romney knows the difference between right and wrong, but he is running as a Republican so he can’t acknowledge the truth right now. If he gets elected, he will be OK for the country. To me, its a toss-up as to who would be a better President right now under the circumstances.

  • howa4x

    My god Romney lie, who would ever believe a thing like that!!!!!

  • How could he get elected in 2008 with racism? There are not enough black people to elect him without white people’s help. The reason he isn’t going to win this time is he showed his true agenda, and people don’t like the color of his agenda, not something as superficial as the color of his skin. Don’t make me laugh.

  • Romney is nothing more than a rich jerk looking to get richer. He don’t give a hoot about our country, he has enough money to buy his own.

  • I truly feel our President Obama has done, will do, and continue to do his best to get our country out of what George Bush left him with. There is NO WAY a new president can correct the mountain of oversights and misuse of money by the Bush money spending, rich tax cutting, eye neglecting of poor people, nitt witt such as George Bush. Obama I truly feel, is doing more than any Republican President would care to do.
    Romney! Why are you even running for this office? What do you care if people are out of work, out of money, have no health care, women with no rights to choose. What do you care if our children do not get tought the proper education, knowing the rest of the world is so far ahead of us. What do you care most about Romney? Wall street? Keeping the rich healthy and happy? Big Oil Corperations and special interest group needs? Who the Hell are you anyhow? Why don’t you take your money, give it to the unemployed, or to our Viet Nam Vets that have no benefits, or to the Cancer Institute of America, give it all to this type of need, and get down to our level and understand what being a President of the United States is really all about. If you do not know what being a good President is, maybe you should ask Obama.

  • Romney don’t know a damn thing about greatness!

  • frelling_cute

    The guy is a douche.

  • DurdyDawg

    I’ve been saying all this time that big b’ness is taking orders from the GOP, possibly for the promise that when Obama is out of office there will be a boom in both profit and production You see, in the beginning a deal was made between the corporate world and the GOP which has a vested investment. Somehow they convinced big business to slow down on production thus profit until another Pub takes the reign (no later than four years).. At first the corp. didn’t like it but they didn’t (necessarily) want Obama either and with all the promises said, they agreed. so they laid off workers and made slaves out of the one’s who survived making them work ungodly hours and in many cases downgraded their pay. They knew what ever they produced, others would buy (have you heard anything about these companies having back loads of products? No) because people still purchase. However, they only agreed for 4 years, no more. When these years are up, irregardless as to who might be running the country, business will pick up, workers hired to multiply production that will be bought by employed americans. In my opinion it’s all been a sick manipulation that will explode come 2013, it’s inevitable.. It’s for profit and whoever rules will be commended for kick starting the economy again and if that’s Obama, don’t worry, remember? Big b’ness only gave the toads four years. So look forward to better days as the deadline expires. You can disagree, you can say I have no idea of the way things work but in the summer of 2013 if I’m right.. If things are now in profit mode for everyone, you can just leave your apologies at the end of this post..

  • Globetrvlr

    I listened to the complete statement, live, when Romney said, “I like to fire people who do not provide good service.” He was speaking about (and I am not saying ‘he meant’) how he likes to fire people who do not do a good job or provide proper service to the public.

    I see how you are taking the “he likes to fire people” out of context and leading it to something totally away from what Romney SAID.

    Also, I have first hand knowledge of some of the other quotes you mentioned in your article. You are deliberately misleading your readers.

    Obviously, you have your own agenda, and you are a full blown liberal who will stop at nothing to continue PALSMCARE ideology. Lies and deception.

    Progressive, Anticapitalist, Leftist, Marxist, Socialist, Communist, Activist, Radical, Extremist.

  • Ask any Economist about pulling money out of an economy, check out Wisconsin, a billion in education alone, NO jobs and the economy is sucking. Do the math….a billion is over 30,000 30,000 dollar a year jobs. Although the money doesn’t stop there. That money continues to provide additional jobs. Not to mention that billion would get taxed….numerous times. But that logic is too logical for some people, for instance, the uneducated gop voters.

  • Manchesterian


  • Manchesterian

    The Royal Mitt forgot that it is easier to keep track of the truth, (even if it is the ugly truth), than it is to keep tracks of lies.

  • AaronNashuaNH

    “Partisan Politics”, as opposed to a saner system based on concern for the well-being of all, is steadily and relentlessly destroying the foundation of this country. We see the fall-out of insufferable, rigidly partisan, political systems throughout the world.
    Plutocracy, “pigmentocracy”, and similar systems, are the bane of human society.

    There is a way out, but this forum is not the best place to examine it in a thorough manner.
    (No—I don’t mean to imply Fermat’s famous statement about his “Proof” for exponents greater than 2).

  • Republicans: Freedom / Democrats: Free (just raise taxes to pay for it) Why wouldn’t Republicans want everybody to work?

  • I am wondering if anyone maybe thinks that MITT ROMNEY knows he is a loser here and allowing Barack Obama a free rein to the whitehouse ??? The fact that he admits being on the wrong side is only being RIGHT for one time while running for the office..

  • mugwort2

    For one thing govt. spending on job creation if these programs were effective would create jobs for more people. Hopefully ones where one can progress to higher levels as opposed to dead end work. Govt. spending creates jobs in itself because fed. spending helps create a larger infro structure and therefore more persons to be paid to be part of the jobs that infro structure creates. Some examples: more and better transportation, creating more roads, housing and much more.

  • Mulligatonney

    …where does the money come from for the stimulus spending, sir? Taxes? Loans? The Fed? There is no place to get this “magic money” that does not produce more debt. When you have maxed out all your credit cards and get another credit card so that you can keep your cash flow going, you are only putting yourself further and further into debt. Keynsian economics supports “priming the cash pump”, but once you have primed the pump several times and there is no water flow, you know the well has dried up. There are many old expressions which cover this nicely… “Beating a dead horse” is definitely one… “Throwing good money after bad” would be another, if there was any “good money” left. Not allowing ourselves to spend our way into this problem would have been wise. Not spending any more is essential.. More stimulus is simply a colossal game of Jinga. It WILL topple if we keep removing pieces of the foundation.

  • jlelandthomas

    I do agree with Colin N in all truth we know when the US started to decline and denial not a river in egypt got us under instead working on the real problem every one was shouting for war that we truely needed at the time but even that was abused we know how ;we stayed to damn long; and real reasoning went out the window with our leaders steering it. Alot of us objected but not enough and not hard enough .In Bush’s second term said straight out what was coming and that he was doing nothing about it so we went under .In my opinion that should have been real grounds for impeachement but the Democrats are not cryers alone with the depresstion of our country over 911 but our little President is eather weak or does not care as long as it did not affect him he just let us die .I am one that lost my home in this deal with serious health problems and insurance fights that took to long and banks tyhat would not work with me .I even tried to work in my back yard but codes threatened to put me in jail for working on lawn mowers .Now I have to drive by and see some one else living in my home that I worked hard for ever 20 years to get the money to buy .One more thing a rich REPUBLICAN lawyer bought it and it is rented to MIGRANT WORKERS .I did ask every one I could for help but I could not even hire a lawyer with out money as I struggled for about eighteen months with insurance codes and trying to work but I guess everone with money is REPUBS and they are not helping. at 60 years old I will never be able to own a home again unless I win a lottery but on these grounds I NEVER VOTE FOR ANOTHER REPUBLICAN as long as I live .I live at the back of a junk yard now it all I can afford I am ashamed to have my grand children over .I feel like my country has left people like me to pesants .and this is what ROMNEY REPRSENTS to do to AMERICA .
    Do REPUBLICANS come from EGGS ?
    Johnny T