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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Republican National Convention – Night Two: @LOLGOP Liveblog

BREAKING: Republicans Accidentally Nominate The Guy Who Wants To Replace Medicare With Coupons

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Tonight’s speakers will include the guy who beat Mitt Romney in the Republican primary in 2008 – John McCain – one of the architects of the Iraq War – Condoleezza Rice – and the man whose only foreign policy credential is voting for George W. Bush’s wars – Paul Ryan. You’ll also have the man who coined the phrase Obamneycare – Tim Pawlenty – and the Republican who probably could have beaten Romney this year – Mike Huckabee.

But tonight is really Paul Ryan’s chance to prove that his moderate demeanor can outshine his extreme policies. Ryan uses the debt he helped create as an excuse to propose the most radical redistribution of wealth in American history. You know he wants to change Medicare into a program where you get a voucher to help you buy insurance, while passing the costs on to seniors. But this barely shrinks the cost of Medicare.

Where Ryan gets most of the money he’d used to give more massive tax breaks mostly to the rich is by gutting Medicaid. Medicaid is the program the elderly and the poor rely on most for health care. While the Affordable Care act grows Medicaid by millions, Ryan caps the money the government spends and sends it to the states. This would leave millions of Americans without care, suffering and dying to pay for tax breaks for people like Mitt Romney.

Why does this make Paul Ryan so popular that Mitt had to pick him? (If you don’t buy the theory the Koch brothers purchased his nomination.) It’s the GOP’s strategy of attacking “subsidization.” This is code for helping “them.” The sour economy has created an economy that the GOP is using to stir resentment against people who get government aid – instead of bankers who actually crashed this economy.

Here’s a reminder for Paul Ryan and the GOP. People on welfare didn’t cost the American people 15 million jobs and trillions in savings. People on Wall Street did.

Tonight, we’ll see how the GOP’s resentment politics mesh with Paul Ryan’s attempt to seem moderate. It should be interesting.

Let me know what you’re looking forward to in the comments.


7:32 PM EST

Rand Paul is now lecturing America on what you’d read in a Ron Paul message board.

Apparently the GOP is going to stick with the theme of purposely misunderstanding the president. What would they be talking about if they didn’t have one vague pronoun to abuse?

Paul tells a story of Vietnamese refugee greeting Americans with “Hello, Mr. Freedom Man.” Great Van Morrison song. Paul will be the one Republican to take on defense spending. Credit him with that.


This portion Paul’s speech in no way reflects the the GOP platform, which thinks the PATRIOT Act is way too liberal. But he veers back to GOP normalcy with an ode to the man who created our long-term debt problem — Ronald Reagan.

7:48 PM EST

George W. Bush makes his only appearance of the convention via video with his dad. Light hearted joking about how George W. Bush was the black sheep of the Bush family — before he became the black sheep of the human race.

“There’s no doubt in my mind Mitt Romney will be a good president.” — George W. Bush. Expect to see this in an Obama commercial.


8:00 PM EST

John McCain (R-Arizona) makes an appearance to remind Republicans how nominating a guy the conservative base doesn’t trust always works out.

I’m assuming this is going when they’ll criticize the president for getting bin Laden, Qaddafi and ending the Iraq War.

McCain doesn’t mention the president by name but makes the familiar blast against “leading for behind.” He airs out the unproven charge that the White House leaked defense secrets. He goes on to blast the president for defense cuts that his party voted for him.

This is the conflict in the Republican Party — ceaseless hawks like McCain versus actual smaller government conservatives like Rand Paul. And because the defense contractors help keep the GOP in business, expect the McCains to win.

McCain makes a list of all the wars we could be in. Keeping this man out of the White House is why the president won the Nobel Prize.

But McCain seems to be Romney’s most sincerest surrogate. Four years ago he humiliated Mitt in the primary, but the way Romney fell behind him must have won the senator over.

Chris Matthews: “This was a frightening, frightening speech.”


8:19 PM EST

More Ron Paul drama:


This is what happens when you try to build a party based on the premise that rich people should pay lower taxes.


8:33 PM EST


I’m assuming the speakers aren’t very interesting because no one is covering them. Newt Gingrich was just on MSNBC repeating every GOP talking point on Medicare. It seems that Gingrich is the architect of many of the attacks Romney and Ryan are running on. No wonder this campaign feels as if it’s taking place in the 90s.

8:54 PM EST

Rob Portman (R-Ohio) speaks with the conviction of a local attorney who is promising you a huge settlement.


As Rob Portman speaks I can feel Mitt Romney’s humanization slowly draining out. Like the last chapter of Flowers For Algernon.

They say Rob Portman plays President in debate prep, apparently they couldn’t find a cardboard cutout of Obama. As badly as Romney needs to win Ohio, you can see why he didn’t pick Portman.

9:07 PM EST

Luis Furtuno (R-PR) speaks. Gets three whole sentences of air time on Fox News.

9:24 PM EST

Imagine if the Democrats based their whole convention on Mitt Romney’s “I like being able to fire people.” That’s what the GOP is up to. The Democrats should make their slogan “We Hire People!” and endlessly show that Mitt Romney quote only if to hear how Republicans would cry.


9:30 PM EST

Tim Pawlenty is speaking. Remember when he called the Affordable Care Act “Obamneycare?” Yeah, that’s the last time he was interesting.


9:38 PM EST

Next up, Mike Huckabee (R-Fox News). He has genuine affability, which makes him a true loner in this Republican Party.

Huckabee keeps hitting the theme that “We can do better.” He seems as if he’s going to defend Mormonism. Huckabee points out that the only evangelical on either ticket is Barack Obama. Goes on to say, “An attack on my Catholic Brothers is an attack on me.” Huckabee says, “I care less about what church Mitt Romney brings his family to than where he brings his country.” He brags about the 16 percent Mitt Romney has given in charity, without pointing out Mitt Romney’s tax rate.

This is a huge favor Huckabee is doing for Romney in making the evangelical case for the nominee. But the crowd doesn’t seem to be riled up. Maybe they just aren’t miked properly.

9:55 PM EST

Condoleezza Rice opens with 9/11. Classic Bush-era politics. But she quickly bridges into the financial crisis. It is amazing how the very same people who brought us the Iraq war are well regarded, at least in the GOP. I love it when the people who couldn’t prevent 9/11 and couldn’t get bin Laden tell us what we should be doing.

Imagine if at your old job you accidentally invaded the wrong country. Would you ever expect to be taken seriously again?

“I know there is a weariness,” Rice says, then adds, “There is no choice.” My rule is when someone who was for the Iraq War says there’s no choice, there’s a choice.

Her most political moment is when she says we have never been jealous of each other’s success. Again, how did rich people crashing our economy and laying off millions of workers turn into into an opportunity to call the middle class jealous?

But Rice’s speech is by far the most composed and least jingoistic of the convention thus far.

10:17 PM EST

Governor Susana Martinez (R-NM) is next. Opens with her family’s business’ story. Admits her parents had help, but returns to the “they built it” refrain.

Martinez is definitely a star. Republicans like to point out that GOP has more elected Hispanics. I’m not sure if that is statistically true. But Governors like Martinez and Brian Sandoval of Nevada would definitely be a part of a Mitt Romney Administration.


10:29 PM

Paul Ryan (R-WI) comes on following a video introduction from his wife. He says Romney has prepared his whole life for this job. Paul Ryan says his opponents are desperate to cling to power and throwing away money with attack ads. But he says Romney’s character is so unquestionable that he cannot be dragged down.

Ryan introduces his family — all torn from an Abercrombie and Fitch catalogue. Ryan has great optics. And Republican love him with a passion they reserve for a very few — like Sarah Palin.

Ryan’s speech is plodding and pedantic. He blames the President for a factory in Wisconsin that closed during the Bush Administration?

Ryan makes the same attack on stimulus that Fox News has made for years, ignoring the millions of jobs it created. Is this really his appeal to moderates, to repeat a best of the Hannity show of the last three years?

The crowd doesn’t know whether to boo or cheer Paul Ryan. This is a dour speech that’s like a kid correcting his grandparents at Thanksgiving dinner.

Ryan attacks the president for not implementing a debt commission report that he, Paul Ryan, voted against — after criticizing Medicare cuts that he also voted for.

This may be the most cynical, hypocritical speech I have ever heard in my life. Romney did find his soul mate.

He heads into his crescendo repeating the “You did build this!” and “leading from behind” choruses that must have focus grouped extremely well. But this speech is a job creation program for fact checkers.

If this speech works, I’ve overestimated the American spirit.

He wraps up saying that we will not duck the tough issues. “We will not replace our founding principles. We will reapply the founding principles.”

His closing refrain is “We can do this.” By “this,” he means winning an election by relying on false charges, distorting his opponents’ words and record.

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  • I’m looking forward to Obama winning re-election. Running against these bozo’s I’d say he has an excellent chance.

    • montanabill

      Apparently this economy has been good for you.

      • awakenaustin

        The economy isn’t anywhere, anyone would like it to be. But we actually know where the fault lies and if you wish to assign blame, it isn’t with President Obama.

        Apparently you believe that you know what would fix the economy. So don’t keep us in suspense. Tell us. Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan have been more than a little vague. So you enlighten us as to what the big plan is to make everything better.

        You know if you were a real free- market capitalist you would realize that any failure on your part to have been really successful or plan a strategy to deal with economic downturn would be your fault. (All these other really successful folks have managed to come through pretty much unscathed.)
        How come you didn’t see all this coming? How come you didn’t plan better?

        The one unalterable fact about this situation is that our econmy went into the tank during the watch of the GOP. Your rules, your ideas, and your guys. If anyone created this mess it was you! In response to the mess you created you sought at every opportunity to thwart the guy now charged with trying to straighten it out. Your level of hypocrisy or willful blindness to facts is without bounds.

        The GOP and its enablers remind me of many of my clients. Who, after they have screwed their life situations up virtually beyond repair and they have come to me for assistance in savaging something, complain to me that I am now the one at fault because I’m not making it better fast enough or I haven’t solved all their problems or managed to put back together what they so thoughtlessly tore apart.

        • DukeDacat

          awakenaustin, Well said, Bravo!!!!!

        • barbarahugh

          You’re awesome !!! Very well said…

        • montanabill

          The fault certainly does not belong entirely to President Obama. The economy was blown up by over spending by the Democrat congress during the last two years of President Bush’s administration and his failure to veto spending, but most all, it was blown up by the Affordable Housing Act, Barney Frank and to a somewhat lesser extent, Chris Dodd. The housing bubble created by the forced easy credit of AHA and the pressure Barney Frank put on banks to make bad loans, the total malfeasance of the people running Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac (now Obama campaign operatives) created the bad economy along with the financial community that tried to turn bad loans into lemonade.
          Barack Obama, raised his hand, and said, “I can fix that”. He also had the hubris to say that if it wasn’t fixed in three years, he would be a one term President.
          If you had no financial background, no management background, no executive experience, no training in economics, in fact, no experience in doing much of anything, would you have the gall to raise your hand and say, “I can fix that”?
          I don’t know what you do, but people are responsible for their own decisions. Very few of us are born with severe disabilities or suffer from circumstances beyond our control. I am ever thankful to be able to help such people, but for those who make their own mess and want me to clean it up or pay for it, not so much.
          Barack Obama didn’t and doesn’t have the skills, experience or training to handle the country and he has proved it. Maybe Mitt Romney doesn’t either, but he has a darn sight more than the President and if that is enough to get businesses confident enough again to rekindle investment in growth, then that is exactly what we need to get started out of this mess.
          Otherwise, we will stay a country in decline for four more years.

          • ExPAVIC

            Maybe he doesn’t?

            Oh, being a vulture capitalist and bailing out his skimming from the top Mormon SLC Olympic Committee buddies doesn’t give him the experience?

            So why is he fighting so hard to get elected? To screw things up worse than GW and throw in a war or too like he did?

          • montanabill

            You really need to do your own research into Romney’s life instead of parroting the demagoguery you have heard and want to believe without facts getting in the way. You are worried about experience, but voted for Obama. Go figure.
            I would suspect he is fighting hard to get elected for two reasons: 1) his ego. Anyone running for the Presidency has to have confidence in themselves. 2) his country. Even if you have been purposely blind to the direction this country has headed for the past 6 years, you surely must know that things are not good for most people and getting worse, and this President either doesn’t have clue how to change things or is purposely working to degrade us.

            I blame GW for not using a veto pen on the Democrat spending bills and for not making Barney Frank’s manipulation of the Affordable Housing Bill a much bigger issue. I know he tried to stop it, but not hard enough. If GW is responsible for the wars, count the Democrats as co-conspirators.

          • ExPAVIC

            PILE IT ON

            Bill, as before you have interjected your opinion assuming it is fact. Your boy Rush Limdrugs does it all the time.

            One point for sure, if Mittens so loves his country, why is it that himself or any of his five sons have never served in the military service.

            As for ego, you mean to say that a miserable Mormon worth $200 million is not on an ego trip? You have been leaning far too close to Karl Rove and the other American Taliban Republican fantasy generators.

          • montanabill

            I think I did say he was on an ego trip. Oh, I sent in my fifty cents to the DNC for the wonderful name calling generator they produce. I can hardly wait to get it so I won’t have to think, I can just ask the generator for a pejorative. It should really simplify things.

          • awakenaustin

            Ahhh! Apparently the only financially adverse actions taken by anyone in this nation have been those taken by Democrat’s. That is your position. Right?
            Well that clearly ends the discussion. Once again I have been asked to inhabit a world where no reality exists except the reality of Democratic depredations and duplicity. There were no tax cuts under George Bush, there was no unpaid for war in Iraq and Afghanistan, there was no unfunded Medicare legislation under Bush. None of these existed and if they did they were only good things because they really improved our debt situation by creating millions and millions of new jobs and new tax resources from all those entrepreneurs and wealthy people re-investing their money in American growth.

            Right. That is what you are saying. It wasn’t only President Obama, he had help from other Democrats, and basically everything the Republicans did was good, with no adverse consequences for the economy or it was a figment of my imagination.
            I think I understand why you may be having business problems. You aren’t paying attention to the details. Focus. You need focus.

            So now, is your big complaint with Obama – hubris? He thought he could cure something in four years and he couldn’t. Maybe he underestimated how unwilling the Republicans would be compromise on anything without a near death struggle. Maybe he thought they didn’t really mean it when they said they would not go along with anything he proposed. Clearly he overestimated the amount of regard Republicans had for their fellow Americans. Clearly he underestimated how much more they desired power than they desired to do right by the nation.

            You don’t believe people are responsible for their own decisions! It is a pretense. It is a myth! It is a position we take to justify our callousness towards others and to promote our own self-adulation. It doesn’t even bear the mildest of scrutiny.

            Is it your thinking that in some tabula rasa fashion we decide what we will do with full information and without the influence of anyone or anything. In order to have some order and rationally in our society we frequently hold people responsible for their decisions even as we recognize their control, options, and alternatives were limited.
            When your children were small did you hold them responsible for their decisions as if they were adults? If you didn’t, then you implicitly recognized that there is a level of cognition, among other things, relevant to the responsibility to be assigned to the decisions made.

            In what world do people live, where they actually believe given the choice to be wise, healthy, beautiful, wealthy, successful, dynamic, personable, honest, and loved by others, some would “chose” to be stupid, sickly, ugly, poor, a failure, languid, anti-social, dishonest and hated.

            Regardless of decisions you pretend that resources, family, friendships, location, circumstances, options and the kindness of strangers have nothing to do with outcomes.

            I have been lucky. I am smart. I have pretty much always been healthy. I am not unattractive even in my old age. I am a WASP. I am generally successful. My wife seems to love me and my kids don’t hate me. I have an adult son, a police officer, who takes care of himself and his wife and my grandchildren. I have made bad decisions. I have made stupid decisions and there have been consequences for those decisions. I try, as much as my ego will let me, to take responsibility for my mistakes and my transgressions against others. I made some decisions that worked out for me.
            I alone am not responsible for all the good in my life. I had real advantages over others.
            My decisions did not create any of these advantages.

            I do not understand why success makes some think they are somehow superior to others.
            If I am smarter than you and made smarter decisions, do I have a right to more food.
            If you are not as smart as me do you then have the right to starve.

            Don’t make enough money, you have the right to be sick.

            The point is that despite what you have been told, no one is trying to take your toys. I pay taxes, too. My tax rate is double Mr. Romney’s. I don’t resent his money. I don’t even resent that he pays so little in tax.
            I resent that he thinks, and you apparently think, you have no obligations to this nation and its citizens beyond those which serve your own narrow self-interests.

            This nation is not in decline. If it becomes so it will be the result of its greed and avarice and not its generosity.

          • montanabill

            We’ll start at the end and work backward. Government is not generous. It doesn’t have any money to be generous with, except that which is taken from someone. People are generous. Statistics show that Republicans are far more generous as individuals than Democrats, who have punted and want government to be benevolent for them. That is a board brush and certainly doesn’t apply to everyone, but on the whole, accurate.

            There is no one living who has not or will not make both good and bad decisions. The real decisions are the ones that most people don’t even think about. It starts early in life when you want something. There is a process to create a plan to get to your goal. The vast majority of people have never actually sat down and thought about a long range plan and what decisions and actions have to be made to reach the goal. They think decisions are something you make on the spur of the moment. All politicians use the phrase, “hard working Americans”. Yes, but hard working at what? Their job, their family duties, chores or at their plan for reaching a life goal? Everything affects your progress to your goals, but in the end, it is how you, as an individual, handle being dissuaded by setbacks, negative peer pressure or just plain bad luck. The decisions the individual makes along that journey are the decisions that truly count.

            Like everyone else, I had a starting point. In my case, being poor on the wrong side of town, but it never occurred to me I couldn’t change that situation. Like you, I have a great family. I’m very healthy now, but in my early years had to overcome both polio and cancer. My mother spent years fighting and losing to cancer. Government did not come in and provide help, nor did we want it. Our problems were our responsibility and my father, on a meager income, managed over years to pay those bills. To help out, I started working at age 10. I worked through jr. high, high school and worked my way through college. No family money, no scholarships and no loans. It took twice as long as it should have because I made sure that I had a full education not just limited to engineering, math and the sciences. But I had a goal and a long range plan. It, of course, never stayed a fixed plan because life happens, but I always plotted a new path to my goals when stuff happened. By the way, I pay the absolute maximum income tax plus state taxes to 8 states and I have created a least a dozen millionaires who also pay the max tax rate.

            I won’t try to defend GWB or the many Republicans, like Democrats, who went to Washington with the best of intentions and got caught up in their own new importance. Yes, GWB got us into two wars, with the Democrats help. A good question, however, is what would this world be like if we hadn’t undertaken them. Our economic downfall started with the ‘feel good’ Affordable Housing Act. And when it created mountains of bad loans, the sharks on Wall Street ran a scheme to try to save their hides. They knew what was coming. Most of us knew what was coming.

            I knew Barack Obama when he ran in 2008. I knew him because he was like other talkers I had encountered in my life. People who try to impress you with their empty high sounding rhetoric and denigrate any who have the intrepidity to ask a pointed question. Under no circumstances did he have the training or the experience to take on the Presidency. He thought he could talk his way through, just as he had most of the things in his life. He surrounded himself with ideologues and political hacks, with two exceptions, Clinton and Gates, and they were not allowed into the inner circle. Now we are paying the price. If he had done nothing, the economy would have started correcting and rebounding, but his actions were so wrong that he scared the bejeebers out of business. We don’t need a creeping economy on the verge of total collapse, we need someone who will reassure business that it is okay to take risks again.

            Of course, Republicans can’t compromise with Obama. He doesn’t compromise, because in his mind, that would show a chink in his brilliance. It must be his way.

          • awakenaustin

            It is astounding. Your statistics about generosity by Republicans are wrong. I seen the stats and they don’t bear up under scrutiny. I am happy for your success may it continue. I might suggest a bit more attention to getting a better tax consultant.

            Look this is the point. Lots of people are very successful and lots of people aren’t. A lot of circumstances beyond the control or outside the control of both of those groups contributed to success and failure. The successful have no better basis for claiming superiority than they have for assigning inferiority to the unsuccessful. The successful have gotten help (although many refuse to acknowledge it) in numerous and manifold ways from others and the government (at all levels).
            So do we tell the unsuccessful to just suck it up?

            There are systemic problems which can only be addressed systemically. Sometimes only a government can organize and harness the resources necessary to deal with a systemic problem. One question is whether you define things like poverty, malnourishment, poor education, ill-health, poorly distributed health care, poor air quality, poor water quality, environmental degradation generally, and all of their attendant ills and results as problems and as problems that are systemic. Another question is whether you think there is a benefit to gained from mitigating the effects of poverty, from equalizing, broadening and strengthening educational opportunity, from clean air and water and livable environments, and from distributing decent affordable healthcare to as many people as possible.
            If you think they are systemic problems and you think there is a benefit for the nation as a whole to do something about them, then you are probably a Democrat.
            If you think otherwise then you aren’t.

            Two of the most common logical mistakes people make when analyzing situations is, on the one hand, to assume that everyone else is like them, and on the other, to assume that no one else is.

          • dtgraham

            Your posts are as deep and interesting as any written by the professional writers at the Memo. I look for them austin.

          • awakenaustin

            Thank you.

    • Unemployment for August is at 8.3%. The economy is sliding backwards as if on a banana peel, the Dream Act is really the Nightmare Act, our children and grand children are less educated then we were, and it cost taxpayers over $1million a year to keep Michelle happy. We are on the verge of loosing our 1st and 2nd Amendment rights in the next four years. And MackX thinks Obama should be re-elected? MackX —– get your head out your arse dude. We are on the verge of loosing the United States of America to a Muslim dictator. We need to take back this country —- either by vote or by gun. Your choice.

      • Mark Ginn

        Someone needs to take a course on fact-checking the crap that Fox News and the Republicans dish out. I’m really glad the Prez is there because if he wasn’t, we’d all be screwed (no lube). God help us if these bozos win. Is there anything that comes out of their mouths that ISN’T twisted, distorted, dickish, selfish, and just downright stupid? It’s getting really hard not to get depressed at the prospect of these dictators taking over.

      • awakenaustin

        I think if your children and grandchildren pay any attention at all when in school, then they will be better educated than you.
        “Dude”? Really?

        It is spelled “losing”. I initially believed it a typo, but you did it twice.

        So you are advocating armed rebellion. Sometimes the lack of thought and good sense and judgement is just breathtaking.
        Why not simply imprison and re-educate everyone who thinks differently than you?
        Of course, if one thought at all then one would think differently than you.

        Give us one example of how we are on the verge of losing our 1st Amendment or 2nd Amendment rights? Explain how the President is responsible or has advocated it. A real example now, not a made up example. Fantasies won’t count as examples either.

        The Muslim business is just ludicrous and anyone who actually believes such blather is beyond hope. But no worries “dude! ” Liberals have no plans to limit your right to say or think such idiocies. Because we are the real thing. We are the real good guys.

      • frivolous01

        1) At its peak (2010) unemployment was 9.6, this means things are getting better if it is now 8.3.
        2) The Dream Act hasn’t even been passed so why are you discussing it?
        3) The Republican budget would eliminate pell grants; the only way that many poor people can afford college. Considering Republicans are the ones determined to cut education budgets across the board, I’m not sure why this would encourage anyone that is concerned about education to vote Republican.
        4) Your criticism of Michelle Obama is just shallow and narrowminded. This is part of the job, she can’t just buy a plane ticket on a regular plane and go places. For security reasons she has to take the military plane. Every president and presidential family has done the same thing. During his term, Bush used military planes to fly him to his ranch in Texas 77 times and spent an estimated 40% of his time on vacation.
        5) If anything, Bush made huge dents in the 1st amendment rights; remember the Patriot Act?? We won’t completely lose the 1st or the 2nd but if the Republicans get into office then they have made clear their plans to do away with many rights for women and gays.
        6) Muslim dictator. For heaven’s sake, this is so ridiculous it isn’t even worth responding to.
        7) Take back this county – from whom? We are all Americans whether we are Democrat, Republican, religious, atheist, black, white, etc. There is no one to take America back from, the fact that you don’t agree with the policy decisions doesn’t make you any more American than me. If anything it makes you less because you are so angry about other people having rights that you are willing to threaten them.

      • highpckts

        Robert Kay – Unemployment was at 11% when Bush left office!! You don’t give a rats ass about anyones children and grandchildren if you agree with less regulation, more drilling and no EPA!! Money won’t mean a damn thing if this earth as we know is fouled because of your greed!! Get your head out of your “arse”!! Romney/Ryans budget calls for less money for ALL public services like EDUCATION, fire and police! They like to keep you helpless and dependent and put the blame elsewhere! It’s never their fault!!

        • ObozoMustGo

          Hi high! Dude, you can’t be that big of an idiot to make such a claim, can you? Wait….. don’t answer that. You’ll incriminate yourself. Don’t you remember Obozo pitching his “stimulus” plan on the basis that unemployment will NOT go above 8%? Why would Obozo say that if it was at 11%???? He wouldn’t of course. Only a leftist freak like you can make up such thing.

          Have a nice day!

          “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” – Ronald Reagan

          • CPANY


            What do you think about Murray Energy Company forcing its miners to attend a Romney rally and then refusing to pay them for not being on the job?

            In a perverse way, it’s an appropriate act for a scumbag who says that he likes to fire people.

            I hope that you’re rich, because if you aren’t, you’re even dumber than the drivel that you write. I’m continually amazed at the elderly whites who insist on supporting Romney and his fellow Republican pricks, just because Obama is black. He’s going to take away your medical coverage, your pension and your Social Security and you’re going to vote for him, just because he’s white?

          • WhutHeSaid

            Bozo isn’t rich, he’s just a common redneck bigot. A beer fart contest is the highest caliber of social event to be found in his trailer park, but if he can belittle a black President it makes him feel better about never EVER being able to achieve a fraction of Obama’s accomplishments.

      • Robert Kay, get your Facts correct and grow a pair, please.

      • people like you are the problem#%&* we need obama to finish whet he started, dont be stupet mr key. if you are looking for a war, you are the dictator’ you big dummy!!!

      • oldtack

        Robert Kay

        I am “intrigued” by your last statement “We need to take back this Country—either by vote or by gun.

        Are you serious?

        Are we Democrats on this forum to understand that if Obama is re-elected you fully intend to get with all other Right Wing nuts and formulate and armed insurrection against the United States Government?

        If that is indeed what your group is planning to do if Obama is re-elected are you willing to make that bold assertion on this Forum backed up with with a formal declaration of armed insurrection?

        If you are serious then a declaration would be no problem would it?

        Please let us know.

        • oldtack


          With that recent heart Cath and all those clogged arteries – are you sure you are physically able to engage in Armed Insurrection?

        • CPANY

          When you make that declaration, I’ll pass it on to the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and, if you tell me where you intend to carry out your threats, the appropriate police.

          Can’t wait to hear from you.

      • You know what Robert I believe in our constitution and it is not going any where I not insecure about it because it’s guy’s like you that are the only one’s talking this way about it .I think and look back and a lot of first lady’s were given freedom to do what women do in this country not just her and more people are murdered because christian’s in this country have started to thing we own it but we do not it belong;s to us all .The only dictator in the country is the man going to a dress up party with two potato’s hanging between his leg’s that is what a dictator is in America or maybe George W.Bush he got away with murder and using us to fight a family battle and let the one that murdered our go and let me add that the governor’s of each state is also suppose to be helping with what is favored in each state for people to work the governor of Florida rejected just about all that was introduced for us so we sit still just like the GOP is doing to this country so they can blame it on the Democrat’s this started because your man Bush put us here and it is compounding on his work result’s .He made it better for the rich and they just out it their pocket’s so you wake up .Why don’t you quit grabbing thing’s out of the air and do some thing positive and not believe lie’s

      • ObozoMustGo

        RK… right on. Except that REAL unemployment (unemployed, underemployed, and quit looking and collecting) is actually at 15%. MackX is just a complete moron that would be better suited living in North Korea where he is equal to everyone else and is not only free to worship his dear leader, but it is expected. The perfect country for the leftist freaks and useful idiots. (And, oh, by the way MackX… ignore that little starvation thing when you are there. If you’re a good rat hunter, you’ll eat just fine!)

        One way or another, freedom will win out. Hopefully not by gun.

        Have a nice day!

        As William Voegeli put it in Never Enough: America’s Limitless Welfare State, “Liberals don’t want the government to grow indefinitely. They just want it to be bigger than it is right now. The corollary of this stance is liberals’ refusal even to entertain questions on the dimensions of a welfare state that is exactly the right size.”

        • CPANY


          I read your comment twice and I’m convinced that you make up whatever facts you need to win an argument.

          • DukeDacat

            Hey Bob Baby you and your buddy Obozo, should save your Bullshit for Faux Noise and your Idol Hannitty….
            for November 7, 2012, you will need it
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      • CPANY

        Mr. Kay:

        If we lose the United States, it will be because assholes like you refuse to acknowledge that Dipshit Bush got us into a terrible mess.

        Speaking of Dipshit Bush: Don’t you think that it’s odd the Republican Convention hasn’t scheduled its most recent president for at least a cameo appearance? Shouldn’t he be making some kind of pep talk? Are they afraid that he might actually say something to embarrass them?

      • oldtack

        Robert Kay,

        “either by vote or by gun. Your choice”

        Those words are an implied threat to engage in Armed Insurrection to overthrow The Government of the United States of America. That is a Treason offense punishable by death just like the three soldiers down at Ft Stewart, Georgia are facing right now..

        Now – with less than 5 minutes of surfing the net – I know where you live – I know your medical problems – I know what places you habituate – I know your musical preferences. Pink Floyd?

        Lord man you leave a neon lighted path on the Net. You let it all hang out for the world to see.

        Now – if it took me less than 5 minutes to find my information – trivial as it is – how much information of yours do you think the FBI, CIA, NSA, Homeland Security can dredge up.

        In case it never entered your head – those organizations also surf the net for people like yourself.

        How would you like to face a treason Charge?

        Word of wisdom – be careful of what you post on the various “ofrums” and facebook.

      • DukeDacat

        Bob Baby,
        Please, we need you to go back to Faux Noise and Hannity, where you first ‘lernt” all these undisputable “Facts”

        Bt y the way, have a nice day…………….

      • barbarahugh

        Muslim dictator ? How ignorant are you? You are just as pathetics as all the rest ,
        all this hate of our and your President is not the Muslim thing if goes farther then that it’s because you do not accept he as a man of color is in the White House
        giving orders!!! It really must infuriate many !!!If you lived under a dictator then you would really know how they are but you never have, that is why I guess you ASSume that the President is one go to Key West and sail 90 miles south so then you will know what a Dictator is..


        Robert- HOW R we losing r 1st and 2nd Amendment rights? Who is the Muslim dictator?

      • ExPAVIC

        Robert, Robert, Robert

        Where did you acquire the means to be so stupid and oblivious to the facts? You are the one who should be doing the head removal from arse exercise.

        Better yet, the next time Rush Limdrug comes on the radio. TURN IT OFF.

      • this is a very abusive statemnet…..why we need gun control and why robert kay needs to be checked into a mental hospital. how depressed he is. so sadddddddddddd

    • desertguy3

      I agree MackX, President Obama can finish his work without the distraction of re-election. I am looking forward to the next 4 years. The economy has been tough on a lot of folks, but I know that I feel more secure and hopeful than I did 4 years ago.

      • onedonewong

        So true even Haiti is sending us $$ to rebuild our country

        • awakenaustin

          Where do lyou get this nonsense?

          • onedonewong

            Their debt to GDP is better than ours

          • awakenaustin

            Yes and ? I daresay my debt to income is probably better than yours. Does that mean anything? You have just offered some meaningless statistic. Source?

            This answer has nothing to do with your assertion in your initial post. I just love how you guys never answer the question or answer a different question no one asked.
            If I asked you what time it was, you would answer “time to go to work somewhere in the world.”

            Just one quick question. Would you rather live here or there?

          • onedonewong

            If barak is elected there

          • Valtee


    • I Pray For That But We Must Get Out And Vote!! The GOP/Tea Party American Taliban Whole Campaign Is Built On A Foundation Of Lies, Lies Lies And More Lies!!!

    • howa4x

      We also need to turn the house back into thinking reasonable people that have the good of all americans as a priority instead of the wealthy few

    • Let’s make sure he retains a majority in the Senate and, at least, reduce the GOP majority in the House. Without a Congress focused on the well being of the American people, instead of one whose top priority is the demonization of an incumbent president, obstructionism will continue to be the order of the day.

    • onedonewong

      Maybe in Bizzaro world but not here in the US

    • LMAO

  • Rand Paul was Racist as usual

  • dtgraham

    Well, at least tonight we don’t have to listen to Mrs. You People command the crowd to listen to her explain how Mittens is deeply in love with you people. So much so that he’s going to slash your medicaid, turn your health care into a coupon, and privatize your Social Security. You know what they say. You always hurt the ones you love.

    • Yeah Right He Love Us So Much That He Stripped American Companies And Shipped American Jobs, Hiding And Invested His Money Overseas And Forever Lying To Us And Has Been Flip Flopping On All Issues!! Tell You What I Rather Stab Myself In The Foot With A Fork Then To Receive Some Of His Love!!! The Man’s A Lying SOCIOPATH!!!

  • The hatred expressed in these speeches for government really scare me. They sound like very eloquent calls to arms, promoting an overthrow of the government, and ultimately treason for the creation of a new “America”. How an entire political party is allowed to do that without repercussions is beyond my understanding.

    • ExPAVIC

      Be Patient

      It will be interesting to see how the American Taliban Republicans can take as well as dish out.

    • montanabill

      You appear to be hearing only what you want to hear. These speeches call for the reigning in of government not it’s overthrow. Put your biases aside, do a 10 minute search on the subject of wasteful government spending. See how many empty government buildings you can find. Find the list of government agencies, departments and committees and see if you can figure out what half of them do. Determine at exactly what point the cost of debt service on our debt consumes more than half of our budget. Find out exactly what happens to countries where more than 50% did not contribute to its maintenance.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Montana… asking a leftist freak to do research on facts is like asking them to think. By definition, if they could think rationally, they’d be conservatives! Instead, it’s one moron making something up, and the rest of the morons quoting the first as if it were fact. Witness highpckts post claiming unemployment was at 11% when Obozo took office. It doesnt actually matter that in Feb. 09, Obozo was claiming as a main reason to pass his stimulus package that unemployment would NOT go above 8%. Now, a thinking person would not say something so stupid as highpckts did.

        Have a great day Montana!

        “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” – Ronald Reagan

        • barbarahugh

          Wasn’t he the one that did not know that there were homeless in
          the U.S.A. ?

        • montanabill

          You are on target, Obozo. I just finished watching the speeches at the Republican Convention and quickly sampled NBC, CBS and MSNBC for reaction. MSNBC had Al Sharpton, who so completely distorted what was said that it was apparent that he had his talking points and the real world was not going to affect them. Similiar distortion from NBC but less from CBS. Watch tomorrow as this National Memo follows the path of distortion, fabrication, denial and demonization.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Fortunately for me, Montana, I was on the beach with the family and did not have to suffer through the horse manure and drivel penned by the useful idiots at The Memo.

            Have a great weekend!

            “It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.” – Ronald Reagan

      • barbarahugh

        But above all lets see how many are Democrats & how many are Republicans first ? How can any poor or middle class family vote Republican I truly do not understand (?) These people ( wealthy ) do NOT care rats ass about any poor they do not know how you live or if you have at least a plate of food , they want to get to the White House not to help YOU but THEMSELVES…NOBODY that is a millionaire should run for President ..Even less a bully , that really doesn’t know the simple way of living .

        • montanabill

          You do not understand because you do not understand the American dream of working to be all you can be. Many people do not choose to be highly successful business people, but being a successful mom, a successful religious leader, a successful teacher or a success at whatever your goal in life requires that you have the freedom to pursue those dreams and goals. I believe you are distorting what you think a Republican is because you have been lead to believe they are responsible for whatever obstacles you have encountered in your life. Republicans believe it is the job of government to make sure you have the freedom to pursue your dreams. They do not believe it is the government’s job make it harder or make you dependent on their largess. If you had the opportunity and the willingness to listen to the speakers at the Republican convention, you would have heard from most of them that they began, like most of us, with poor or modest circumstances. The reason America is exceptional is that they, you and me, have the freedom and the opportunity to be something other than what you were born in to. That is what the Republicans want to preserve. They also know that the power of America is business. It is business that builds the middle class and cuts deeply into poverty while providing even the poorest of our people a better standard of living than most of the world.


      How come none of these Republicans r turning down their own government paychecks? Lowering their expense accounts, downsizing their staffs, and travel budgets.

    • Dave_dido

      They have been traitors from day one of the Obama Administration when they said that their goal was to see to it that Barack Obama would be a one term president. It is one thing to disagree with the President and/or his policies, but it’s quite another thing to sabotage him at every turn. These self-proclaimed patriots are anything but patriotic. Rush Limbaugh even remarked that he would rather see the U.S. go down than to see Pres. Obama succeed. They are more loyal to their party and their ideology than they are to their country.
      I’d just like to remind all these haters, including Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, that things had been going fine for the U.S. for over 100 years until the Bush Administration stepped in and tried to fight two wars, expand Medicare(Part D benefits), and let an unregulated Wall Street rape the public, while at the same time lowering taxes. Wheeeeee-hoooo! Party on Dick! Party on George W.! Deficits? They don’t matter. Don’t worry, the kids are paying.See you at the ranch, Dick.Say what? Ya think the people might wake up some day and realize what a mess we’ve made of things? Don’t worry none ’bout that. See, we got us a plan: we let the n_ _ _ _ _ get in the White House then evabody’ll think he ‘s the one made a mess a things. Why sure they’ll believe it. Know why? ‘Cause they wanna believe it. And don’t forgit we got Rush’ n’ the boys to keep remindin’ ’em that it’s all the n_ _ _ _ _’s fault. Down here we call it a “Texas Ambush”. Don’t worry, they’ll forget all ’bout us in four years, then we’ll git our boys back in saddle. Yippee Ki-o, MF!

  • WhutHeSaid

    The GOP likes to talk about jealousy and resentment of the wealthy, but it truly takes a Republican right-wing zealot to resent those in poverty. Talk about having your head screwed on backwards.

    • I Was Waiting For The Whole Stage To Catch On Fire!!! Lies, Lies Lies, And More Lies!! These People Must Really Think We Were Just Born And Haven’t Seen Them Screw This Country Up Then Point The Finger At Our POTUS!! The GOP/Tea Party Are Nothing But Low Life, Lying, Knuckle Dragging, Backstabbing, Greedy Ass, Koch Brothers Ass Kissing, Stinking Terrorists And Should Be Bought Up On Charges For Being Traitors To American And It’s People!!! LIARS!! SOCIOPATHS!!!

      • onedonewong

        as you cash your welfare checks

        • What’s the matter with you? What do you know about welfare checks? You filthy inbred piece of trash! You want to see welfare… drive by any trailor park or shanty-town.

          • onedonewong

            I drive by plenty i9f NYC apartments and C apartments where they live and breed like roaches. Living off of others. Lets remember their are more blacks on welfare and foodstamps that any other nationality. Not as a % but actual ticks living off the blood of others

          • Damn Then You Must Get Your Family A Job!!

          • onedonewong

            I don’t have a job we have to support all the colored that won’t work

          • You Like Just Like Your Tea Bagging Party Of Terrorists!! Hey Onegonewrong They Having A KKK Rally Right Down Your Street GO!!

          • onedonewong

            There having a zulu rally in your backyard as they jmp up and down and thn go cash their welfare checks and get their 40’s

          • Time After Time Show When People Point Their Fingers At Other People Saying Their On Drugs, Gay, Or Anything Else They Are The One That Are Guilty Of What They Blaming Others For!! Onegonewrong Is The One On Welfare!!!LOL

        • Bitch I’m A Nurse We Don’t Get Welfare We Work!!

          • onedonewong

            Right a black nurse… another qota graduate that no one wants to use. When ever I see a black doctor or nurse I know they are the bottom of the heap. jst like barak’s law degree wher all he did was the practices pro bono work like dog biting cases and parking tickets

      • Thank you took the words right out of my mouth……Obama 2012

    • onedonewong

      They aren’t resented its like Dick Durbin has said EVERYONE has to do their fair share and 47% have no skin in the game. They are riding in the wagon rather than pulling it, expecting 2 and 3 year olds to push it


        onesowrong-The 47% u refer to make below the poverty level, or have deductions that to the extent they don’t pay income tax (this includes some people that make a decent income), the disabled, and retired. Although these groups spend what income they receive and pay sales tax, gas tax, state tax, federal & state tax on every utility they have. The working in this group pay payroll taxes. The list goes on.

        • onedonewong

          The payroll taxes they pay are refunded its called EITC. As for the other so called taxes big deal. They are still in the wagon being pulled. Until they have skin in the game they shouldn’t be allowed to vote

          • RUKIDENME

            onesowrong-What your proposing is disenfranchising 47% of the voters. In case your not aware this practice was outlawed by the 1964 Voting Rights Act. Specifically, persons can not be denied the Right to Vote by charging a Poll Tax.
            So put your white hood back on. I am white, middle class, and find your position insulting to all Americans.
            How many of the 47% are Veterans? Are you saying they don’t have a right to vote? How many have been disabled in the line of duty (Cops and Firefighters) that receive a tax free pension will be denied (think 9/11)? How many receive SSDI? How many are retirees that live on Social Security (not receiving enough to pay taxes) yet paying taxes all their working lives? The list goes on.

          • onedonewong

            Our founding fathers knew exactly what would happen if those who didn’t pay taxes were allowed to vote and vote themselves $$$ from taxpayers. that’s exactly the problem we have today. Those who are riding in the wagon keep riding and only 1/2 of the population is pushing .
            You find it insting?? spoken lke a true lib who has no skin n the game and can’t wait to spend other people’s $$$$.
            Your analogies are so half baked they are childish. Vets pay taxes andyone on SS pays taxes. But we have MILIONS on SS or SSI that have never contributd 1 nickle to it

          • RUKIDENME

            Really, Vets and people on SS do not pay taxes when their income do not rise to the level of taxable income.
            As for being a liberal, I am proud liberal.
            Your right I don’t have any skin in the game as I have been receiving a Line of Duty Disability County Pension as a retired police sgt. for the last 6 years. Of course I paid 11% to the Pension system which is self supporting, no taxpayer subsidies. I was a Cop for 21 years, as a result of my on the job injuries I am the proud owner of a power wheelchair, hospital bed, hoyer lift, and handicap van.
            So for some ARROGANT self appointed judge like you to think liberals or people who don’t pay income taxes have no skin in the game are living under a rock!
            I have more SKIN IN THE GAME then you ever will. Spend 27 years working, stick your neck out to do something to help your fellow man then get back to me.
            I have earned the right to vote, not in your simpleton eyes. And the 47% deserve the right to vote.

          • onedonewong

            The 47% who don’t ppay taxes are the DEM base and always have been. the avg SS receiptemt recieves $1200 a month and the avg vet receives about $2,000.
            Fed State and municipality pension funds are NEVER EVER self supporting so who ever told you that the taxpayers aren’t making up the difference needs to go back to school.
            As for your on the job injuries falling in a donut shop would hardly qualify as a injury for a normal taxpayer.
            Sorry the 47% haven’t earned the right to vote and its high time they quit riding in the wagon and start pushing

          • RUKIDENME

            U R an idiot, & the donut shop joke shows your ignorance. A Vet receiving $2,000 a month amounts to $24,000 a year and after deductions does not rise to the level of a taxable income. That’s a fact. My retirement is solely administered by the county pension system, it is not subsidized by taxpayer money. The county pension system is not a government agency, it receives contributions from employees, invests these contributions, and pays retirement benefits to it’s members. NO TAXPAYER FUNDS. What do u not understand.
            I know you think your smarter than any liberal or retired Cop, hence the donut shop joke.
            It is u that has no skin in the game.

            Me, I earned my right to vote. I have spent my career defending people’s rights.

          • onedonewong

            If you have an IQ of 80 then your smarter than any lib or cop.
            Give me the state and country I bet I can find out that your statemnt is total fabricaion

          • RUKIDENME

            So your a Cop hater too. It’s a little country called the U.S.A. And I don’t for a minute think u can figure out my pension. How come radical conservatives of your caliber resort to insults, name calling, and obscenities when presented with facts. It seems rather ignorant, but keep spewing your hate.

          • onedonewong

            You presnted no facts just utter nonsense. I notice that you declined to provide the state and municipality to verify your post…wonder why

          • RUKIDENME

            Facts? U never present facts. I thought u believe yourself to be so smart that u have all the answers. Not as smart as u think u r?

      • WhutHeSaid

        You sure live up to your name, OneDingDong. If you ever post an argument that isn’t full of whoppers, please warn me first so I can watch your head explode. I’m not sure of the medical term for a habitual liar, but I fear that only a tongue amputation could save you at this advanced stage.

        • onedonewong

          My accuracy of posts is 98%. Try turning off the State RunMedia and tune into non biased news

    • onedonewong

      If they are in poverty its a life style CHOICE

      • WhutHeSaid

        Poverty is not a choice, but it can be corrected. Stupidity, on the other hand, is not usually curable. Sorry ’bout your luck.

        • onedonewong

          Its not a choice??? PLEEEASE for many its a generational issue and has been going on for 50 YEARS. New Orleans, Harlem and Oakland are perfect examples of folks perfectly happy not having to work and being on the dole.
          the folks that were drawing 2 years of UI benefits were perfectly happy to sit home and do nothing. That’s the problem with Libs you have no idea of your surroundings that’s why socialism and communism never work. Once people find out that they don’t have to contribute they don’t

  • I am delighted by the GOP’s decision to show a picture of W, and by Jeb’s somewhat reluctant decision to mention his brother. Nothing can highlight Republican policies, and the effect they have on our country and the world, than George W. Bush. Bring it on!



    There isn’t enough time or space to list all of George W. Bush’s screw ups and they are attempting to do a John Kerry screw over with the phoney taking out bin Laden book.

    By now you should notice the SOB American Taliban Republicans will stop at nothing to try and steal this election.

    Anxious to see how Obama will respond and what the Democrats have to say during their convention. I really hope they bust the ATR’s stones but good.

  • ObozoMustGo


    The failure in chief that is Obozo is the real focus here. Yet another example of what a piece of garbage Obozo is:

    In all the years since D-Day, there are three occasions when the president failed
    to go to the D-Day Monument that honors the soldiers killed during the Invasion.
    The occasions were:

    1. Barack Obama 2010

    2. Barack Obama 2011

    3. Barack Obama 2012

    For the past 68 years, all presidents, except Obama, have paid tribute to the fallen soldiers killed on D-Day.

    This year, instead of honoring the soldiers, he made a campaign trip on Air Force 1 to California to raise funds for the upcoming election. Where else do you think the narcissist Chicago thug would be????

    Have a nice day!

    “Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word, equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.” – Alexis de Tocqueville

    • pangamut

      Claiming that President Barack Obama is the only U.S. President who has “failed to go to the D-Day Monument” on the anniversary of that event is a bit ambiguous, but by any reasonable interpretation it’s far from accurate.

      If the term “D-Day Monument” references any of the various monuments, memorials, or cemeteries around the sites of the 6 June 1944 Allied landings on the Normandy coast of France, then such visits by U.S. presidents in commemoration of D-Day have been neither a long-established nor a regular occurrence — those
      visits are a fairly recent phenomenon, and no president has made more than one.

      The first president to travel to Normandy for D-Day was Ronald Reagan, who in 1984 attended commemorative ceremonies there for the 40th anniversary of the Allied landings. Bill Clinton attended D-Day memorial ceremonies in Normandy on the 50th anniversary of the landings in 1994, George W. Bush did so on the 60th anniversary of the landings in 2004, and Barack Obama did likewise on the 65th anniversary of the landings in 2009. (George W. Bush also delivered a commemorative address in Normandy in 2002, but that event was held in conjunction with Memorial Day, not the anniversary of the D-Day landings.)

      If the term “D-Day Monument” references the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia, U.S. presidents have no established tradition of regularly visiting that site, which didn’t even open until 2001. President George W. Bush was on hand for the dedication of the memorial on 6 June 2001, but the site has not seen a presidential D-Day visit since then.

      If the term “D-Day Monument” refers to the National World War II Memorial, in Washington, D.C., that site didn’t open until 2004 and has never hosted a presidential visit on D-Day.

      In fact, any public presidential activity paying tribute to fallen soldiers on the anniversary of D-Day has been an exception rather than the rule in recent years. Available White House presidential schedules for 6 June going back to the beginning of the Bush administration in 2001 list no public events connected to D-Day in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003, or 2002.

      • ObozoMustGo

        pang…. that’s a great clarification. Thank you!

        Have a nice day!

        “Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the DemoncRATS believe every day is April 15.” – Ronald Reagan

        • awakenaustin

          He also said “Trees cause more pollution than automobiles.” Both quotes are equally tied to reality.

          Caught making stuff up again were you? Don’t think you owe anyone an apology for your wilful distortion? Do you just shrug off all your lies?
          Truth and accuracy simply don’t matter to you.
          You have an opinion and the facts are only an annoyance.

          • RUKIDENME

            OMG does not let facts get in the way of his rants. It is only when the attendants put on his straight jacket that we do not hear from him. He is very angry at us.

        • Dave_dido

          I’ve told you before, Mr. Obozo, that there are some very discerning readers of The National Memo. Perhaps your distortions and exaggerations would fly better on the “Teen” magazine website. I’m sure any of the Faux News programs would welcome your posts. They’d go unchallenged in that Republican fantasy world.

          • RUKIDENME

            OMG, believes this is a self help forum. But we are not trained to treat his delusional rants, conspiracy theories, and hateful speech.

  • desertguy3

    I guess you will be one of the recipients of those big tax breaks Mitt and Ryan are promising. I guess you are doing well. Good for you!

  • howa4x

    The Tea party thinks they are guided by the hand of Christ, but in reality they worship the golden calf instead. They want greed to become the national motto, and don’t want critical thinking taught in schools(sounds like the taliban dosen’t it?). They think it’s a threat to parenthood. They want all enviornmental regulation rolled back especially the clean water and air sections as a gift to the Koch bros in the petrol industry. How can we have Fracking if we have to be concerned with that? They want all abortion banned even in cases of rape and incest. All life is sacred to them except the ones that are already born since they want to roll back health care reform and flood the emergency rooms again, which will deny access to millions. Also they want to turn the insurance companies loose again, why restrict business. This way they can deny coverage to anyone that they want to, drop policies, and deny payment and coverage for pre existing conditions. They want to roll back consumer protection and wall st regulations an re created the conditions that led to the meltdown in financial sector in 08. With the Tax cuts for the wealthy, and no new taxes they will add billions to the deficit. Due to their contempt of the poor they want all programs cut for them, voucherize medicare as a gift to the insurance industry, an privatize Social security as a gift to Wall st. They want to cut education, and infastructue funding and let the states deal with it. they also want war with Iran and syria so no cuts for defense. Basically they want to re create Bush II without the compassionate conservatism, and mandatory guns for every man woman and child.
    Welcome to the world were the no so smart have control.

    • They Are Not Christan Nor Patriots Just Low Down Terrorists!!

      • howa4x

        total agreement

      • CPANY

        If you’re referring to the Tea Party members as terrorists, I must disagree with you.

        I think that they’re a bunch of pathetic assholes who can’t figure out their economic interests. Remember: A fool and his money are soon parted.

        • They Have Rage War On Every Body And Everything I Say TERRORISTS!!!

    • CPANY

      Is it true that to join the Tea Party one must first have a prefrontal lobotomy?

      • howa4x

        They have to have the part of the brain that deals with compassion removed

  • highpckts

    Awake – Very well said!!!

  • a bunch of white, greedy men who only care about themselves. it will catch up with their souls.. if they have one

  • highpckts

    OBG – That’s it?? That’s a very good reason to call our President “garbage”!! You are a tru misfit!!

  • Landsende

    Just watched the Dailey Show and he had one of his correspondents interviewing delegates. They all said they want less government in their lives and the right to make decisions on their personal freedom. Except when it comes to abortion. Then they want the government to intrude on women’s lives and personal freedom. What a bunch of hypocrites. Just like their new mantra “we built it” without any help. They never got help from parents, banks, small business loans, education grants, workers that worked long hours for low pay with no benefits so your business could get off the ground and the roads and bridges used to ship your goods paid for by taxpayers. No one builds a business by themselves without the help of family, friends, workers, banks or government.

    • onedonewong

      So your saying that we should remove murder from our list of crimes?? Go for it

      • Landsende

        Apparently you have trouble reading and understanding. I said teathuglicans are hypocrites because they talk about reducing government interference in our lives unless it comes to a woman’s body. Then they want to legislate invasive procedures and a choice that should be hers alone, not some hypocrite that doesn’t know her circumstances. Are you willing to help to support that child if she is forced to have it. I’m talking about paying for food, clothing, healthcare, childcare, education, and emotional support. If your willing to put your money, not taxpayer money, where your mouth is then she will have a choice to make. And before you say she can put the child up for adoption, are you willing to adopt all these children or do you expect someone else to?

        • onedonewong

          AS I said murder is either a crime or it isn’t. So your position is that murder should not be a crime..and I said go for it. Don’t be a hyprocrit

          • Landsende

            Murder is a crime if you murder a living, breathing person which a fetus is not until it is born. Now answer my question. Are you ready to take responsibility for a child of rape or incest that the women is forced to carry to term or does your concern for the child end once it’s born?

          • notworking

            So now were quibbling over the defination…then why is it that most states have laws that says if a baby dies during a crime its murder???
            You sound like Bill Clinton it depends on what your defination of is is…how tragic

          • Landsende

            I’ll ask you the same question. Are you ready to take financial and emotional responsibility for the child born to a woman of rape or incest after its born. If you really believe there should be no abortion even if a woman’s life is at risk you should be willing to step up to the plate and take responsibility for the decisions your forcing on these women and help raise the child emotionally and financially or are you like the hypocrite teathuglicans that feel they have a right to tell women what they can do with their bodies but then walk away after its born and cut funds for daycare, education, and healthcare.

          • RUKIDENME

            onesowrong wants to legislate everybody’s responsibilities but does not want any responsibilities of society. He needs his own island.

      • Why Do You Keep Bringing You Tea Bagging Ass Here Nobody Buying Your Bullshit!!

        • onedonewong

          Its the only balance and truth this site ever see’s. Its made up of socialists and communists

    • Yeah After All Of Them Got What They Wanted From Government Now They Want It To Be Smaller So They Can Gut Out America!! Paul Ryan Got Bail Out Money And Lived On Social Security, Mitt Romney Got Government Money, Michele Bachmann Foster 25 Kids And Got Money From Government For Her Farm And The List Goes On And On!! It Just More Do As I Say Not As I Do GOP/Tea Party American Taliban Bullshit!!! If They Want Less Government Why Don’t They Stop Applying For Government Jobs!!!

  • signalfire1

    I have an intelligent, kind friend who will be voting for Romney this year because ‘we have to get Obama out of office’; I have been recommending Gary Johnson to him, but that’s not an option, because Johnson ‘can’t win’, the old wasted vote argument.

    Here’s my point: Johnson’s candidacy was blacklisted from the get-go, in the same way that Ron Paul was, only worse. The RNC didn’t want any candidate up there except Romney except clowns like Cain to make it look like there really was a primary season, and he got hundreds of millions from corporate supporters to make sure that happened.

    Neither Obama or Romney is what this country needs, but the outcome is already a foregone conclusion. Whoever owns the voting machines will win.

    • barbarahugh

      How sad !! Who did you vote for last time. I hope Obama and I PRAY that PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS RE-ELECTED !!! GOD PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Osama Ben Ladin the man that killed thousands of our people family and friend’s to bad that Goerge Bush saw fit to go after Sadan Husain who by the threatened Goerge L so Goerge W got him and never of Ben Loden again but yet the GOP jumped all over Bill Clinton because a girl unzipped his pant’s in the hall way late at knight at did you know what to him and being a man it was not resisted but the GOP tried to condemn him as traitor but Bush went with out any discusion what so ever .I wonder who the traitor’s really are .I guess Clinton or some one like him stood in George’s place and made that decision too.Now I probably misspelled all those real traitor’s name’s so I’m contributing to being a traitor in the GOP’s eye’s because our nation was going when Clinton did his thing “The come kid” did every one in America well but you find a flow and did a 6′ hole to put him in .George W. Bush did America wrong and should have went to the gallow’s his own father scolled him for what he did but they don’t suffer we do and the GOP is sitting on their asset’s and not letting any thing go through to help American because it is not lining their pocket’s and to damn lazy to go to the rest room with out some one to wipe for them .Just ask Denny Craig about it because they are just actor’s too they think that no one really need’s med’s and food just them

    • Just To Think That The Bin Ladens And The Bushes Were Life Long Family Friends!!! The GOP Has Either Been Friend With Or Funded The Middle East Terrorists Then Something Always Go Wrong Then We Are At War With Them!! Reagan Funded That Other Nut Husieen How Ever You Spell His Name 500 Million Dollars For His Rein Of Terror!!

      • CPANY

        Where did you hear that the Bush

  • desertdustoff

    I too feel more secure financially, but I am also scared sh..less if the 2 stooges, the go back team of nit wit mitler and lyin’ ryan buy this election.

  • The republicans need to just go away or learn how to have a new thought they are just stuck in the old paradiems that did NOTHING for our country.
    If they do not change from being sheeple they will surely become extinct as the old mentalities dies so will the GOP the need and extreme mental awaking and make over..

  • Wow Obozo you just got SCHOOLED..HAHHA LUV IT..

    • You sound like some one who’s been smoking PCP

      • LOL @ YOU Michael…….SCHOOLED……DUCES BABY


        michael, I guess u would know.

  • oldtack

    Were you referring to me or Robert Kay? I certainly didn’t make the statement.

    Robert Kay made the statement “by vote or guns – take your pick”.

    I’m trying to get Robert Kay to come out and make a declaration to back up his statement. I doubt if he has the temerity to carry out his “boast” but if he does I will do exactly what you wrote – except I will also include NSA – this is part of their 24.7 operation.

  • onedonewong

    Obama’s successes…the shortess 1 page report ever submitted

    • And what were George W an Chaneys successes?

      • notworking

        Ended the recession that he inherited kept the deficit under $250B and had unemployment at 5.6%.s omething that Barak will never see

        • To some Truth,Facts and Reality just does not matter! How sad

  • Who in his right mind would take Paul Ryan seriously??? In an interview with Tom Brokaw, Ryan assumed a posture of denial about Standard & Poors stated reason for down-grading the United States Credit-rating. Ryan preaching the fiction of President Obama being responsible, would not acknowledge that the S&P’s stated reason was “lack of faith in the Republican Congress.” This ass-hole kept saying ” no, that’s not the reason they down-graded,” even though Mr. Brokaw had S&P’s words on paper and read them aloud, clear for all to hear. Inspite of this Ryan kept denying they said that. What kind of guy is this??? Only a misguided fool would think he would make a good President or vice president. This is today’s republican party! Some very dangerous people.

  • There’s a bigger picture than just Republican and Tea Party cutbacks in Medicare and social services that aide the helpless, the unemployment picture is heavily included in it. Cutbacks in Republican and Tea Party ran states are being given to corporations and industires as a tax break to attract these businesses to their states. Once these corporations get into the states, they bring their own employees and refuse to hire. Many of these businesses outsource their employment and they refuse to hire. People in these states are victims of measures carried over from the Bush/Cheney attack on America and have been unemployed since the recession caused by Bush/Cheney. To keep unemployment numbers high, the Departments of Labor are advised to disqualify anyone applying for unemployment benefits in these states, to allow them to reapply in three months and disqualify them again. People get so fed up, they drop out of the job market or settle for lower paying jobs in the private sector. These are middle class professionals working as cashiers, clerks, and small order cooks. In order to stay above water, they accept these jobs and run the risk of foreclosure, credit card debt, and loans. Republicans and the Tea Party blame President Obama for this, all the while Republicans and the Tea Party in the House are the ones preventing the economy from moving forward. In the meantime, Americans are hurting so badly, they too blame President Obama/Biden. If Romney/Ryan are elected, they will call on their corporate friends to bring back the jobs, but will not pay what Americans would expect to be paid. They will be paid far lower wages to meet the bottom line of their corporate bosses, and they will sink lower and lower into despair. The middle class will be choked by cutbacks and lower wages, and there will be no unions to fight for fair wages for them. Republicans and the Tea Party are union busters as seen in the dwindling number of labor unions since Bush/Cheney. So, it’s a far bigger picture than just Medicare and cutbacks of social services. Those are just a tip of the iceberg compared to what Romney/Ryan has in store for America.

  • But I did hear Romney mention Bin Laden, he was glad Obama gave the order for our wonderful military that BO & liberals always want to cut funding for. He also mentioned that BO does nothing to stop the nuclear weapon push of Iran.

  • Two wrongs never make a right but in this case Obama has to fight fire with fire-No more Mr Nice Guy, as he is dealing with whacko right wing extremists whose penchant for outrageous lies knows no bounds. And if you thought this country couldn’t be anymore broken, just let republicans win this election and “you ain’t seen nothin yet”.