By E. J. Dionne

The Gilded Age Vs. The 21st Century

November 5, 2012 12:00 am Category: Memo Pad 252 Comments A+ / A-
The Gilded Age Vs. The 21st Century

WASHINGTON — The 2012 campaign began on Aug. 2, 2011, when President Obama signed the deal ending the debt-ceiling fiasco. At that moment, the president relinquished his last illusions that the current, radical version of the Republican Party could be dealt with as a governing partner. From then on, Obama was determined to fight — and to win.

It was the right choice, the only alternative to capitulation. A Republican majority both inspired and intimidated by the tea party was demanding that Obama renounce every principle dear to him about the role of government in 21st-century America. And so he set out to defeat those who threatened to bring back the economic policies of the 1890s.

Now, it’s up to the voters.

Obama took the oath of office before a vast and euphoric crowd, but as he raised his hand, he was inheriting an economy worsening by the day. And he was about to confront a Republican Party that took its setback as an imperative to radicalize.

In the wake of the failures of George W. Bush’s presidency, Republicans would ascribe their party’s problems to Bush as a big spender, ignoring the major culprits in the country’s fiscal troubles: a downturn that began on their watch, and their own support for two tax cuts at a time of two wars. They would block, obstruct, stall and denounce all of Obama’s initiatives, and abuse the rules of the Senate to demand that every bill would need 60 votes.

And then came the Tea Party. It was, all at once, a rebirth of the old far right from John Birch Society days, a partisan movement seeded by right-wing billionaires, and a cry of anguish from older, middle-class Americans fearful over the speed of social change. The GOP establishment rode the Tea Party tiger to power in 2010, and then ended up inside. Republicans who dared to deal or compromise risked humiliation in primaries at the hands of a far right certain that the president of the United States was a subversive figure.

Nonetheless, Obama kept trying to work with them. His plans and proposals were geared not toward his progressive base but toward moderates in both parties: no public option in the health care law, plenty of tax cuts in a stimulus whose size was held down, a very temperate reform of a dysfunctional financial system.

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  • nobsartist

    what is funny is the republiCONs walked away from the deficit deal also. they are gutless liars.

    It is time to stick it to the fascists and rescind reaguns failed “health care” bill that made health care “for profit”.

    another republiCON CON that needs to be fixed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

      You Got That Right My Friend !!! Things Are Getting Better We Don’t Need To Return To Bush Old Polices That Cause The Problem In The First Place!!! All Romney Has Done Is Tell One Lie After Another, Shape Shift, Hiding His Back Tax Returns, Insult All The Other Leaders Of The World Except Israel !!! Romney Is In This For Romney And His 1% Handlers!!! Romney And Ryan Plans To Cut All Programs That Help People In Need!!! Like FEMA Social Security, Plan Parenthood!!! And To This Day Romney Still Is Stripping American Companies And Shipping American Jobs To China Thru A Bain Owned Company Called Sensata!! Romney Still Has 8Million Dollars Invested!! Romney Say It Thru A Blind Trust believe Me Romney Knows Where His Money Is Coming From !!! Blind Trust My ASS!!! Romney Worht Millions And He Donated $5,000 To The Very People He Wants To Get Their Vote ??? The People That Was Hit Hard By The Hurricane Sandy!! $5,000 Dollars Worth Of Goods SHAMEFUL!!!

      • ALLLLAMERICAN

        Fern!!!!!!!

        Don’t you know, ALLLL NURSES (if you really are one) are against obamacare!!!

        If obama get’s in again—YOUR JOB WILL BE GONE!!!!!!!!!

        YOU ARE A SMART ONE!!!!!!!!

        Heeeeey, how much have you donated or EVER donate.

        Romney paid OVER 2- Million dollars in taxes last year to give to the no good lazy people some to pay for Food stamps and phones and houses.

        • nobsartist

          willard was a welfare baby as a child and is a welfare baby, draft dodger and tax cheat today.

          you are a chump.

        • Eleanore Whitaker

          Romney is such an unmitigated liar. In his recent OH speech, he had the gall to lie and state publicly that President Obama has “divided the country.” When it was President Obama in January 2009 who extended the olive branch in a bi-partisan effort to 2 Republicans he hoped to install in chief positions in his cabinet?

          When Boehner and McConnell, are the ones who refused to cooperate and allow those 2 Republicans to accept Obama’s offer?

          It’s time to hold the GOP’s feet to the fire and force them to stop their unmitigated, galling lies. The GOP and only the GOP are the ones who refused to cooperate since March 2009 when McConnell declared publicly, “WE will get rid of Obama.” This, in the 3rd month of a new presidency? What was the rush to get rid of Obama if not to reinstate the Norquistian policies that unfairly obstructed Obama’s policies?

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            And Now Is The Time To Clean House People Get Rid Of All These Low Down Terrorists That’s Holding Our Country Hostage!!! There’s A Few Of Them Up For Their Seats GET RID OF THEM!!! VOTE!!!

        • AMADAL

          Where do you get that crap? All nurses are not against Obamacare. Nurses will not lose their jobs–nurses are necessary and there would be no health care system without them. They are the ones providing most of the care and keeping patients alive and helping them to achieve the best possible health. Also, check it out–the people who make the least money donate more time and money to help those that need it then the rich ever did. RoMoney gives his money to his church to help spread their propaganda.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            let it happen and YOU will seeeeeee

          • oldtack

            Good Morning Ass-Breath.
            Still saying nothing factual or intelligent?
            It figures. Goes with the vacant cranium doesn’t it?

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            You Better Believe It He Trolling As Always Talking About NOTHING!! BUT DUMB STUFF AS ALWAYS!! Romney Trained Little Liar!!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            My Friend I Know You Know Better Than To Listen To This Nonamerican TROLL He Only Here To Causes Trouble And To get Attention Some Thing His Family Failed To Give Him!!! Sad And Pitiful TROLL

          • AMADAL

            Yeah, I don’t know why I even try to talk sense to him. No one can reason with an unreasonable man.

        • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

          AAALLLL NNOONNNAAMMEERRRICCAANNNAAASSSHHOOLLEE STFU TALKING TOME!!!

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            Typical LIB TRASH SCUM MOUTH!!!!!!!!!

            TYPICAL

            TYPICAL

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            Shut Your Dumb Ass Up Tea Bagging Fool!!! I Learned From The Best Your Mother She’s Taught Me Well Asswipe!!!

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/HFYZP2APYPP7H6PWS2ZDQRWFEQ Hillbilly

            Typical when you know you are wrong start the name calling, can’t reply so call others names.

        • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

          Only In Your Brain Dead Mind!!! And I Bet You And Your Mother Was First In Line To Get The Free Phones And Food Stamps!!!

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            Heeeeeeyyyyy Fern!!!!!!!!

            Your going to loose your job if obama gets in!!!!!!!!!!!

            Heeeeeeeyyyy Fern!!!!!!!!!!!

            YOU ARE A LOOOOOOSER—haaaa haaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaa

          • WhutHeSaid

            Yes, Satan is very proud of you. But until he calls you to your fiery home, you WILL behave yourself because President Obama will be your leader for 4 more years. Got it?

          • http://twitter.com/TenFeet2Hands Johnice Reid-English

            I noticed how the “All Americans, True Patriots & Real Christians” are always the most vile commenters, as well as the most misinformed. Sadly they constitute 40% of the population and they are losing their battle for supremacy!

            Could not happen to a better group. There will be better air to breathe when they disappear.

          • BDC_57

            he’s a bigot.

          • WhutHeSaid

            She. And she’s admitted to being a KKK member.

          • BDC_57

            that explains everything.

          • oldtack

            To quote Ass-Breaths reply to Fern:
            Heeeeeeyyyyy Fern!!!!!!!!

            Your going to loose your job if obama gets in !!!!!!!!!!!

            Heeeeeeeyyyy Fern!!!!!!!!!!

            YOU ARE A LOOOOOOSER—haaaa haaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaa

            There he goes with his misspelled words and capital letter diatribe.

            The fragmented dialog and non-sensical usage of extra letters and exclamation points speak loudly of this beings mental capacity.

            The all capital sentences speak volumes about deep seated problems with Sexual identity. This goes along with his/she/it’s violent hatred of Homosexuals as he /she/it has previously proclaimed on this forum.

            He/she/it is 100% Tea Party Republican.

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            He Can’t Read Or Spell That’s That Tea Bagging Home Schooling!! LOL

          • BDD1951

            Ooh, you are good Fern. I could never think of the goodies you come up with.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jonny-Dancer/100003939186029 Jonny Dancer

          Idiotic and senseless comments! This type of babble is just racist, bias and ignorance.

          And of course, that ‘ brings the country together’!

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            and YOUR bringing this COUNTY together????

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            What in the world are YOU babbling about????

            Do YOU even know??

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZJ5BBSQIGTUMERPZFALES6HQNY Bill

          Hey dummy in the 2 years of tax returns that Romney and his ever compainling wife paid 13.9% in 2010 on $21mm income and 14.1% on $15mm income. I paid an effective rate of 18.9% on income that was less than 1% of Romney’s income, is that fair? So Romney’s taxes only goes to pay for food stamps, etc. I guess none goes towards the military and other gov’t services. You do know that a good number of food stamp receivers are from southern states and live in rural areas. I’m also guessing you consider yourself a good christian. Try a charity.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            Heeeeey dummy!!!!!! Yeah YOU!!!!

            I pay 60% in taxes

            and Romney paid more in taxes in 1-year that you will ever have in your life time.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

            WOW! What state do you live in? Top fedderalrate is 35 percent. That means your state is taking almost as much as the feds.

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            Those Are Cave Taxes!!! Some Red Neck Got This Dumb Troll Fooled Just Like Romney Got Him Fooled!!!LOL

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            Yeah, I know FERN—-
            living in an apartment
            and riding the bus

            YOU ARE SOOOO LOST when it comes to knowing what really goes on in this world. You don’t contribute anything!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            You Don’t Even Have A Life Or A Job!! You Live With Your Mom!! You Don’t Know A Damn Thing About Me Troll But We All Know You Are A Brain Dead Troll!! Beats Living In A Cave Riding Mules Around You Ignorant Troll!!

          • BDD1951

            My son lives in Chicago. I like riding the bus. I’m beginning to learn my way around pretty good. Ferns not choking the atmosphere with all your cars like you.

          • neece00

            My guess, it is just a fat lie. Just like his hero Mitt.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            It’s NOT a FAT LIE!!!!!!!!!!

            Look it up!!!!!!

            I am paying for your food stamps

            Get educated —-

            Why do we hate obama
            WE PAY 60% IN TAXES FOR ONE REASON!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • northroader1775

            No you hate Obama because you are blind. You, or anyone else who hates, hate for one basic reason, you turely believe there is not enough to go around and you want your share independant of everyone elses share. You have a tiny contracted awareness bubble closing in on you and you believe you are alone in a hostile universe, that is the root of your fear and from this fear you chose to grow hate. This is the easy way out intellectually, the difficult high road that is available to you but ignored in the midst of your hysteria, is to expand your awareness and realize we are all in this together on one planet and trying to figure out how to get along with everyone on the planet. You think something devine and wonderful has given you permission to take your toys and go home. The problem is there is nowhere to go that you don’t have to share with everyone else. Nowhere! So quit imagining your land of the free without anyone in need and noone to take care of. That place doesn’t exist, we are our brother’s keepers, we are one people, one human race.

          • YepThatTell

            Thank you!

          • FredAppell

            Not true! Federal taxes have not gone up since the Bush tax cuts. I live in the highest taxed state in America and there is no way according to my pay stubs that i’m paying 60% of my paycheck in taxes. I even make sure that extra money is taken out of State and Federal so I never end up paying in and I get that extra money payed back to me every March. by the way, aren’t you the same idiot who said last week that only home owners should be allowed to vote. So forget about all the seniors who sold their homes and moved into assisted living or moved in with their children or how about anyone who lost their homes for any number of reasons. You really need to learn some empathy and understanding.

          • BDD1951

            Not in Federal Taxes.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            WOW!!!!!!!!
            We are a small business owner in Florida!!!

            We pay 60% check it out!!!!

          • patuxant

            you are full of crap

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            Who Is We Your Parents!!! LOL What Small Business Selling Oranges On The Side Of The Road!!! LOL

          • patuxant

            Hope this wasn’t misconstrued, Fern. Am with you 100%!

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            Not You My Friend AllNonamerican Butt Wipe!!

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            Sorry Wrong Reply Button LOL

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            LOL Yeah Right You Still Living In Your Mother’s Cave!!! LOL

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            Who’s We, Your Parents!! What Small Business?? Selling Oranges On The Side Of The Road!! 60% Rate What A Bunch Of CRAP!! LIAR!!!

          • oldtack

            Now I know where you live and it bears out my suspicions – You are just Deep South Red neck Trash. You must be up close to the Georgia border because you sound like Cracker Trash.

          • YepThatTell

            PLEASE: Divisiveness is the GOP way. I live in the Deep South. I am neither a Republican nor a racist.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/HFYZP2APYPP7H6PWS2ZDQRWFEQ Hillbilly

            I live in the South also and am not a Republican nor a racist. I’ll take President Obama over Romney every time . Voted for Obama last week.

          • BDC_57

            he lies like Romney does.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/HFYZP2APYPP7H6PWS2ZDQRWFEQ Hillbilly

            He probably didn’t pay any income taxes to either the federal or state government since he doesn’t work. That is how he knows so much about no good lazy people. If he did by chance pay any taxes it sure wasn’t any were near 60% probably more like .o6 %

          • oldtack

            If you pay 60% in taxes then you are a bigger damn fool than we suspected.

            There are too many loopholes in our tax laws for anyone to pay what you allegedly pay.

            But then -again – you have revealed to the world that you are pretty damned stupid.

            And that Sexual identity problem? Come on All Ass -come out of the closet.

          • BDC_57

            it don’t pay 60% taxes.

          • BDC_57

            he’s teenager still living with mommy and daddy.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KOPKDFAUQPIIRAFI3HEXNMSHLQ Ed

          My freind- This country has a HUGE shortage of nurses! And with Obomacare the need for nurses grows larger.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/EGAAZPJYNYDFTEAU2CBDHJF5M4 Roz

          You will be a goof foot soldier for the Romney army.

          • patuxant

            Yes, Roz. She is to be pitied. She appears to have “survived” very well during these last 4 years under the Obama Admin. with all of her toys and planes she doesn’t have time for but yet has time to post hate on this site. I think she is a con just like Romney.

        • patuxant

          Again you make generalizations that are so so so false. We have a nurse coming in to take care of our mom who is 96. She is for Obama. So what in the hell are you talking about. Did your mouth get confused with where your a-hole is? BTW/ Romney tithes to his church as it is a requirement so don’t give me your crap about his “generosity”!

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            We know people and have relatives that are Doctors and Nurses—They are scared to death about it!!!!!!!!!!!

        • grammyjill

          Ok you rich dipshit. The jobs gained in Sept. were mostly in the health care sector. So, Romney paid 2 million in charity… to the church for the lazy non weorking mormans.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            granmmyjill——–you MAY want to check out your FACTS—

            you are WRONG AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

            We know plenty of Doctors and they are scared to death about the obamacare and nurses!!!!!!!!

          • grammyjill

            I checked my facts. I was right!

        • grammyjill

          Doctors like Obamacare too!

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/HFYZP2APYPP7H6PWS2ZDQRWFEQ Hillbilly

          Still showing how thick skulled you are, nurses are not against the Affordable Medical act no matter how much you like for them to be. If you work which I doubt you do you must have never been laid off, had your job sent overseas or your place of employment go bankrupt and close down. Well most of the people you are calling no good lazy people have and have had to have help because people like your hero Romney who were suppose to be helping their places of employment turn a bad situation around, laid people off, closed down businesses and sent the jobs overseas mostly to China and borrowed some much money against a business’s inventory and what the business could borrow then sold the stock they had in the business walking away with millions including pension funds of the employees while the business went bankrupt and employees were left with nothing. You are concerned about your tax money being used for abortions, which it isn’t, while you should be concerned that your tax money had to be used to replace the pension fund money that Romney walked away with because the funds are federally insured. For your information the phones you are talking about are not paid for by the Federal government, they are paid for by state governments. When Romney isn’t elected he will file a amended tax form and get a good part of that two million you are bragging about him paying back.

        • http://twitter.com/MortAlcoil1 Mort Alcoil

          HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! I don’t mean to be a sore winner, but all your crazy lies have been exposed; your lying, job destroying, flip-flopping, religious whacko RomneyLOST!

          Not only that, but because the Republican party has moved so far to the right, it will only get worse for you people.

          Get off the religious buffoonery, allow Women to control their own bodies, stop LYING about everything; Obama is not and NEVER WAS a Muslim, or a “Socialist”, neither was he born in Kenya… Your delusions are what hold the Republicans back.. remember, I voted for Reagan, but this bunch are just sad and pathetic and drinking their own Kool-aid.

          Have a nice life.

      • nobsartist

        willard the rat is in business with the Chinese government.

        thats why he will not make his tax returns public.

        he is being paid to move jobs to China and no doubt has hundreds of millions stashed in Chinese banks that he is hiding.

        • patuxant

          It is a sad sad day when normally intelligent people will let bigotry and hate overtake their sense of right and wrong. R/R are not only con artists but they are people we need to fear.

          • nobsartist

            The republiCON party died when they allowed the John Birch Society to fund and direct them.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/477FNR3QC2EXBUNNJFYXM3OHIQ Walter

            The demoncrap party has always been dead. They are nothing but liars and communists.

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PAUIKIQNIDB7IU5R6PHBXSQURY Mr. Bombastic

            So if we don’t agree with you and the liberal progressives who have taken over the democrat party, then we are bigots? Do you even know what bigotry means? Obviously not!

          • http://www.facebook.com/warren.nicholson.77 Warren Nicholson

            So we hear from another brainless sock puppet>

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/477FNR3QC2EXBUNNJFYXM3OHIQ Walter

            The socialist democrats are the hate mongers, the liars, the thieves that want everyone to live in squalor. They believe that they will be above all the misery. They will eat dirt because the people they believed will make them.

          • faxt42

            We do not have to fear. The R/R and their party would love to hear that people are fear of them, that is the way to control people, bully them to make them timid and fear.

            Lets work to support President Obama by letting our voice to be heard in public of what have been done or continuation of work to be achieved full filling the vission that we all see with the Preisdent. Our working class has been in crisis for too long and immuned to the losing of opportunities, paying higher tax than the rich, wealthy american.

            As the president said, he will support the education for all americans. Remember, we the majority , our parents have no money for us to borrow to finish colledge, nor having money for us to loan and rent apartment for us and our spouse( if married) to live in while in colledge.

            Make our voice to be heard each time the project that President Obama trys to pass, got blocked at the hand of Republicans, such as employment for the military men/women back from the wars.

            How to get those politicians take responsible on the work(job), many politicians are not doing their work while getting all kind of benefit besides getting high paid salary .

            How to stop having lobbists to lobby for projects or writing law in supporting what they want.

          • patuxant

            Amen to that! When you snuff out education, you incapacitate the people. That is why the neo-cons are going crazy now. Keep people ignorant and you are on your way to power and wealth. That is what I see in the GOP and particularly in Romney. Ryan is just a tag along nerd who thinks he is riding a a golden wave to some pinnacle in the future. He is in reality a duplicative personality who tries to support capitalism via Rand, yet remains a steadfast Catholic. The two don’t mix at all! He is in it for himself as is Romney. I didn’t get that sense at all from the first time I heard Obama speak.

        • BDD1951

          It doesn’t matter about his tax returns now. He won’t be able to screw the American people like he planned. His tax returns are a matter for the IRS and I hope that they do investigate.

      • patuxant

        Yes, Fern. It is obvious to anyone with half a brain that when Mittless acts like he doesn’t know what is going on with his “blind” trust, well what can we assume? He shuts his eyes on his own personal fortune and claims ignorance and yet we are to accept that his business “acumen” is so profound? That he knows how to manage? What is wrong with these people out here? Obama should be kicking ass with this crap.

      • http://www.facebook.com/clarence.swinney Clarence Swinney

        Tax & Spend—raise revenue to pay your way
        Spend & Borrow—let kids pay tomorrow
        which is D which R?
        Which in power 20 years of 1980-2009 added 9000B to a less tha 1000B of Debt?
        Which created 99,000 jobs per month compared to carter + clinton 222,000
        Which took spending from 600B to 3500B?
        Which initiated our involvement in 10 foreign conflicts?
        Which had a Recession in all or part of 7 years of 20 in office?
        Which created the Great Recession?
        Which gave our banking system to Too Big To Fail or 10 banks?
        Where is anti-trust? anti- monopoly?
        Which gave huge tax breaks that flushed wealth to top 10%??

        • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

          The GOP/Tea Party American Taliban!!! Our Very Own Home Grown Terrorists Cells Operating In Plain Sight, Terrorizing People With The Fear Mongering And Hating Is What They Do, Lying, Cheating And Ruining People Lives Is How They Roll!!!!!!!

      • joyscarbo

        Congrats Fern!! We WON!!!!

    • FredAppell

      Good morning nob. I heard yesterday on NPR that Obama is leading in a national pole buy 3 points. I don’t always trust poles but I do trust NPR so we’ll see. Casting a vote for Obama is only half of what needs to be done. If we don’t give him a filibuster proof majority against the traitorous obstructionist party than we will have a repeat of the last 4 years. By the way! the other day I was talking to an older German women who moved here a little over 10 years ago. Now keep in mind that the Germans have the strongest economy of all of the Euro members. Germany is doing pretty well right now. Anyway, she said to me that no German politician would ever even think of abolishing their National Health Care System because even their conservatives don’t believe in a for profit system. She said that Americas’ conservatives are screwed up. Even when I hear a supposed Canadian speaking out against Socialized Health Care i’m very suspicious of either their motives or if they really are who they say they are. Now! If everything goes poorly for us tomorrow and old Mittens wins the election it will be interesting to see how the obstructionist handle the next raising of the debt ceiling. I guarantee that should Mitt win and the obstructionist keep power we will also see a repeat at the very least of the last for years. Of course they will spend all their time blaming Obama for screwing up America so badly that they won’t get anything done. All they will do is tear down and gut everything. Then they’ll have their paradise or Gilded Age or whatever the hell they want to call it. Good luck tomorrow everyone.

      • nobsartist

        the health care debacle is a canard just like abortion. Germany’s way of life was created by us via the Marshall Plan. They have a strong unionized workforce and a social safety net system that works well for both workers and industry.

        willard would never qualify to be a politician in Germany. in fact, based on him selling out American workers, if he did that in Germany he would be kicked out of the country.

        • FredAppell

          Awesome! You know history. That is something conservatives don’t like to pay attention to or they just change it in accordance with their world view. It seems the system that we put in place for Germany is working very well. Now that is food for thought.

        • BDD1951

          People talk about Socialism as if it were a dirty word. Those countries that are Socialist have a higher standard of living than we do in the U.S. Such as the Scandinavian countries.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            Go

          • BDD1951

            And miss arguing with you?

          • DurdyDawg

            Go my ass hairs.. You’re the only blow hard complaining because the nation doesn’t revolve around you and you’re other political vultures.. You should “GO!” This country was built on compassion, not whiny ‘lil bitches like you.

          • BDC_57

            good one.

      • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

        That’s What I Mean By Cleaning House A Lot Of These Thugs Are Up For Reelection Let’s Get Rid Of These No Good Scumbags!!!

        • FredAppell

          I’m sorry Fern. I was trying to get ready for work this morning when I decided to post to nob. I didn’t take any time to read any other comments so I missed what you had posted. Plus, when I posted there was only one comment on the thread at the time but I type so slowly that by the time I was done there were 8 more comments. I do agree with you though. Today on NPR there were some experts saying that we may not even know by midnight tomorrow night who the presidential winner is. Hope it doesn’t take too long to sort it out. Good luck tomorrow Fern. Obama/Biden.

          • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

            Take Care My Friend See You Tomorrow Fingers Crossed We Will Be Soooo Happy Our POTUS GETS 4 MORE YEARS!!!!

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/CExyRu0DldIKVhPMRs3urVvYpw--#9c304 Paul Colby

    If going forward means more of the failed policies of the past 4 years of deficit spending & debt count me out. If moving forward means adopting the socialism of Europe that is failing miserably, count me out again. If the American system we had for over 2 hundred years of prosperity and a strong middle-class means going back then that’s the direction we need to go; less intrusion by our Federal Government, less taxes, a balanced-budget, more State responsibility and following our Constitutional principles.

    • nobsartist

      If moving forward is stupidity, I suggest you vote for the draft dodging tax evader, willard the rat.

      By the way, where are his tax returns?

      • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

        Guess Paul Was Still Living In His Cave Under A Rock While The GOP/Tea Party been Blocking, Filibustering, And Trying To Make Our President Look Bad By Holding This Country Hostage!! But Obama Has Made Progress Without Any Of The GOP/Tea Party Help!!!

        • patuxant

          Just goes to show, Fern, what a great leader and manager our President is! 44 for 4 more!!!!

        • BDC_57

          He did a dam good job with out any help. Obama/Biden 2012

  • Mimi2kool

    Mitt Romney is an opportunist. He has one concern and one only: how he can profit from other’s misery. He would have been right at home in the 1890s.

  • montanabill

    More of the same is not moving forward. Obama talks about creating 5 million jobs. The reality: fewer people employed now than when he became President and despite some new jobs (mostly part time), the number of unemployed continues to grow. If ‘moving forward’ means more people depending on government programs, then he is succeeding admirably.

    All E.J. is doing is adding to the uncivil discourse that will ultimately tear this country apart as more and more people buy into it.

    It is the day before election and I’m about to wrap up my comments on this site so in the interest of disclosure, I have shared this before, but not the full amount. I was born and raised in about an 800-900 sf house sitting on the ground on a dirt street on the poor side of town. I started working at age 10 buying papers for a nickel and selling them on the street and in bars for a dime. I’ve worked in fields, orchards, feed mills, and became an entrepreneur at age 17. I worked my way through school, no family money, no government money, no scholarships, no loans. I have advanced engineering and science degrees. I’ve had several careers. Been fired a number of times. Been out of work with a wife and kids to support. Never took unemployment comp or welfare of any kind. Moved around the country following available work. Started a business over 40 years ago on $300. That business and a few more are still operating, doing well and we have grown and hired people every year. We do not do business with the government unless they will take our product and services under exactly the same conditions as the general public. I am not in Romney’s league, but I am a member of the 0.1% and I didn’t get here by cheating anyone, stealing or any other nefarious ‘dark money’ scheme. I could do it because of the freedoms and opportunities of America. I use the money I make to continue to grow my businesses which results in the hiring of more people.

    I got to where I am because of the decisions I made, which are usually pretty good. You got to where you are by the decisions you have made.

    I’m supporting Mitt Romney because I want your kids, my neighbors kids and my kids to have the same chance to achieve their dreams as I did. They won’t get that chance with an America that has an enormous debt to repay, getting used to any government payment or a controlled business climate like Europe’s. Put aside your anger at the system because it is misdirected. Romney’s business did nothing illegal or unethical with the many companies in which he was involved. Some companies simply find they are building typewriters in a computer age and are doomed to fail. Look instead at his successes and he has had many. His personal life is exemplary and that says a lot about a man and how he operates. He has real experience and that will serve him well. He knows how to compromise, something Obama mouthed, but never attempted. He is not George Bush or Bill Clinton. He is not Ronald Reagan or Jimmy Carter. He will be his own man, as he has always been.

    Now you have to make another decision. Think carefully about it.

    • nobsartist

      Yes, do you want a draft dodging tax evader supported by the John Birch Society or a real American, President Obama?

      • BDC_57

        he wants to get rid of the black guy.

    • ALLLLAMERICAN

      I’m not sure how obama clams he is going to “CREAT” 5-million jobs, when he didn’t create ANYTHING the last 4-years.

      Most people that are unemployed are because they choose that. We tried to hire people and they said they can get more money staying at home and drawing unemployment and food stamps why should they work.

      We can not find people that WANT to work—-we have the jobs for them but they don’t want them!!!! obama has ruined the system.

      They HATE Romney because they WILL get cut off and they WILL have to get a job!

      That is RIGHT!!!!! You can or can not be a failure—It’s your choice.

      There is always some way of making money.

      My husband and I started off very very young and scrapping week to week.

      NOW, we own several business, have
      3- Ford Trucks,
      1- Dodge Truck,
      a Pink Hummer,
      a SUT hummer,
      a Land Rover,
      a Cadillac CTS-V Coupe,
      Lamborghini Gallardo, &
      Bentley Continental GT—–

      And when we go on vacation (which is NOT often because we DON’T have the time)
      we fly in a PRIVATE Lear Jet BOMBARDIER.

      LET ME TELL YOU——
      you can NOT live on the Government to get these things
      or work a 9-5 job.!!!!!

      THIS IS WHY I “HATE” YOU PEOPLE THAT WANT HAND OUTS—–
      If you work hard you can get the things ROMNEY has!!!!!!

      His taxes that he pays goes to you loosers!!!!

      THE TAXES WE PAY (60%) GOES FOR YOUR FOOD STAMPS
      WE DID NOT WORK HARD TO PAY FOR YOU LAZY NO GOODS!!!!!!!!!

      • nobsartist

        more crap from the allfullofcrapamerican.

        give me your gps coordinates, I am going to have my pilot fly over your dump to see your junk.

        • ALLLLAMERICAN

          What ever—-that’s fine!

          • nobsartist

            gps coordinates? allfullofcrap.

      • BDD1951

        I’ll have you know that my husband and I both worked our butts off all our lives and paid our taxes with pleasure because we were proud to live in the greatest country in the world. If what you said is true, then you need to pay your fair share of taxes. We certainly did and now that I am a widow I still pay my fair share. I wouldn’t begrudge the United States one penny of what I am paid. You are just another one of those greedy people that think the rest of us are not your equal and we should pay a higher percentage than you do.

        • ALLLLAMERICAN

          Listen GRANNY—-We pay 60% in Taxes

          I think that is FAR MORE than FAIR!!!!!!!!!!! That is Criminal

          Why do we—–so the lazy no goods can have food stamps and free phones

          • patuxant

            You are really being rude to BDD! I don’t believe for one minute you are paying 60%. Go suck an egg!

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            We have several Businesses WE PAY 60%—IT’S A GURANTEED FACT!!!!!!!!!!! RETARD!!!!

            I KNOW THAT IT’S HARD FOR YOU UNEDUCATED UNINFORMED PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND WHAT REALLY GOES ON IN THE WORKING WORLD.

            GRANNY IS ALWAYS RUDE!!!!

          • patuxant

            Let’s see dip shit. You want to assume that people you are talking about are as low level idiots as you? I have several degrees and one of them is attorney at law. So when you try to sling your shit out here, think first before you speak.Hateful bullshiter that is you. You got all your toys you can’t use because you are so frigging busy? If you are doing so well to have all of these possessions, what is your problem about the economy? Not getting enough? STOP your ranting! And I don’t even believe for one, an idiot who would pay 60% in taxes. Maybe you should have flown to the Caymans in that plane of yours and listened to the Bushman speak to all of the billionaires!

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            If you have several degrees you would know WE don’t chose which catagory taxes we WANT to pay. obama is making us pay 60%. I didn’t say we OWN a jet we are in the Jet Club!!!!!!!
            You just wasted to much time getting your degrees—
            BUT we PAY TONS and TONS to our Attorneys soooo, you should be doing well or soon to be.

          • BDC_57

            yeah see he/she tax returns.

      • WhutHeSaid

        WHOOOOP-WHOOOOP!!! LIAR ALERT!!! LIAR ALERT!!!

        The real reason that you spew your hateful lies is that you are a Hell-bound racist. If you have so much money then you’d better start looking for an asbestos-bottomed boat to take leisure cruises on the big lake of fire, because that’s where you are headed.

        Until then know this:

        Obama is your leader.

        He’ll be your leader for 4 more years.

        And…

        He’ll be black THE WHOLE TIME!!

        (hee-hee!)

        • patuxant

          This woman is to be pitied. She can’t see the forest from the trees. How in God’s name can someone out there post about how “bad” Obama has made this country and at the same time boast about her 10 cars a plane and who knows what else? Guess the recession didn’t affect her ass.

          • WhutHeSaid

            Remember that this woman is an admitted racist and KKK member — one of Satan’s very best representatives here on Earth. With any luck, her corner of Hell will be especially hot.

          • patuxant

            So much agree with you! I made me sick to see her reveal how many “toys” she has and yet bitching about paying “60%” in taxes! That is so much bull. What a ridiculous asshole!

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            YOU GET WHAT YOU WORK FOR!!!!!!!

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            YOU GET WHAT YOU WORK FOR!!!!!!!

            and WE don’t want to work and give our money to YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • BDC_57

          good one lol.

      • jarheadgene

        AllAmeriKKKlan…….you are a woman? or are you gay…..you mentioned a husband. So if it is a money loser for someone to work for you over…unemployment, you must pay like FOXCONN. And I am so impressed at ALL your TOYS.

        Seriously, there was a guy bragging about his riches, during JESUS’s time, his
        biggest concern where will I store it all. JESUS’s answer…..you foolish, foolish
        man, this very night, your SOUL will be required of you.

        May GOD Bless you by allowing you to see the light!

        • ALLLLAMERICAN

          Of COURSE a LIB would turn everything around to what you want it to be.

          I said—–“IF” you work hard (and that’s not a 9-5 job or living on the Government) Then you toooooo could have money just like ROMNEY!!!

          ONLY IF YOU WORK HARD AND TRY!!!!!

          Most alllll LIBS wont do it TOOOOO LAZY rely on the Government!!

          and YES —- I AM AWOMEN

          • jarheadgene

            REALLLLLYY????? Where does a disabled American play into your work hard diatribe? Before you SPOUT off, as you often do. Remember some disabled Americans are born that way, some become that way due to illness or accident and some become that way due to honorable actions on the Battlefield(Veterans). I am looking forward to your response…..for once.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            WE hire a lot of disabled people—We cater to them!!!!

            There are waaaaay to many people on Disability that shouldn’t be—-that is one BIG problem.

            YES, there are some that need it BUT many that should be off it.

            My husband broke his leg in 27 pieces and they tried to say he would be disabled the rest of his life.

            They said he would never walk again and he was 29 years old.
            He was determined he would NOT be disabled and water skis and snow ski and runs (he coaches the kids baseball for many years).
            He lives with the pain and swelling every single day for 20-years but would NEVER take DISABILITY OR SAY he was disabled!!

            THERE IS A LOT OF DISABILTY PEOPLE THAT GET JOBS.

            Mitt Romney always talks about his sister Lynn, a widow, and her 43-year-old son, Jeffrey, who has Down syndrome.

            He thinks of Lynn as a hero because she has given herself to that boy —he says, Given him a full life, takes him to work, makes his life fulfilling. He said —“She lives for her son.”
            He is aware of disabled people and will help.

            He has many many many personal stories other people have told how he helps everyone and it’s from his HEART not his wallet!!!!!!!!!!

            Now go read your BIBLE

          • patuxant

            Nice AA, but everyone has heart-breaking stories of their own. Stop pitting people against each other.

          • jarheadgene

            WOW….I find it hard to believe with the really vile and nasty rhetoric I have seen you post here, that you hire people with disabilities. I call BULLS##T !
            There are always going to be abusers of everything.
            I know a staunch GOP that has enjoyed every chance she gets to go on unemployment and abuse it as long as she can. Oh the rules allow it, but she takes full advantage. SO WHAT….what I am talking about is those TRULY disabled. RYAN’s plan call for cuts in budgets that fund assistance to those that are disabled. As for Romney having any clue….more BULLS##T. Ask a parent of a child with disabilities what their lives are like and then maybe you can note differences, I know it, I live it. ROMNEY doesn’t know S%*T about disabilities. FYI a broken leg….heals. No matter how hard you try you aren’t “WILLING” yourself out of a wheelchair so easily…..if ever.

          • jarheadgene

            AllameriKKKlan’s answer: [ WHAT EVER!!!!!! ]
            [Q – Why do people work (the ones that do)??? ]

            My answer to provide for oneself and family and help
            others in need. To contribute to society.

            [Q- Do you know??? ]

            I just told you why I and my friends work.

            [AAKK – To get a head and get the things in life they want and to be able to enjoy life without having to struggle. ]

            Sounds a little like, what I said….but you did not
            address the question regarding the Disabled. What
            do you do with them. Most of them want to work but
            find it difficult if not impossible. Where should they
            go? Deposit them at the nearest corner of Beggar
            and Vagabond St.? Or drop them off in some
            unfunded or “compassionate conservative” funded
            hospital. Life for them is not about TOYS
            (wants/things), it is about NEEDS. You have
            written where your heart is, so please let me warn
            you. There was a new king who decided to
            disrespect GOD in a manner which GOD
            decided to make a point….the handwriting is on the
            wall already…..”Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin” ” GOD
            numbered your kingdom and put an end to it, You’ve
            been weighed and found WANTING, Your kingdom
            has been divided and given over.”

            May GOD bless you oh Jesus Jesus Jesus!!!!—-REALLY

            REALLY…..the REAL GOD not the Romney god.

          • patuxant

            ALLAhole…she’s ranting now and I guess she has benefitted alot during these last 4 years with al the toys she has. So why is she whining? My guess is she is a racist.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            SORRY—-We have almost gone bankrupt the last four year. We have had to sell alot to make ends meet.

            We got ours during the Bush years!!

        • ALLLLAMERICAN

          WHAT EVER!!!!!!

          Why do people work (the ones that do)???

          Do you know???

          To get a head and get the things in life they want and to be able to enjoy life without having to struggle.

          May GOD bless you oh Jesus Jesus Jesus!!!!—-REALLY

      • patuxant

        Wow! Didn’t know you were a woman poster. You have 10 cars and a plane and a business and HELLO? no brains! Pretty funny! What facts do you have to support the opinion that those who support Obama are getting government handouts? You make huge HUGE erroneous assumptions that are in fact not true. You need a course in Logic 101. Nobody is taking money from your fat ass wallet, Missy! Stop STOP trying to generalize and label people to support your own personal views.

        Last time I checked, this country was the “land of the free”, not the land of the bought and paid for! Since you like to make assumptions and generalizations about people you know nothing about, I am going to make my own assumptions about you. You are a “self-made” entepreneur who probably lives in some redneck state and your family members are all inter-related and incestuous. You treat your customers like shit if they aren’t kissing your ass. You live in fear of anyone who has an idea or opinion of their own. You admire the likes of Trump and Palin–circus acts to be sure. You like Romney because he represents your closet loathing for half of the people in this country.

        You probably own lots of guns and rifles and kill animals for sport. You drink what?? Jack Daniels on your front porch? And I fail to see your logic about how “bad” things are when you have all of the frills and perks in cars and planes and God knows what else. Guess these last four years weren’t all that bad for you now, right? Spare the rest of us your whining BS!

        • ALLLLAMERICAN

          What’s wrong with having a house full of guns???? Yeah, we have guns and not affraid to use them!!!

          and Yes, we kill animals—-

          You kill babies —-WE KILL ANIMALS

          And YES, these last four years have been a disaster!!!

          • patuxant

            Well..am going to tell you something and you may want to sit down. You make such broad sweeping remarks that are baseless. I never killed a baby through abortion; in fact, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when I was 19 and had to have a total hysterectomy as a result. I was also a virgin at that time and was for another 6 years. So don’t–please–lump everyone into some bogus category you know nothing about. I wanted to have children but that was not to be. I am now 70 yrs of age and a cancer survivor during a period that was very very dismal for survival. So before you start assuming so much crap, think about other people and how your particular baises are so detrimental to this country. Want to fly around the country and shoot innocent animals? Good for you!

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            I’m GLAD to got that off your chest!!!!!!!!

            BUT—what does the price of tea in china have to do with it?

    • WhutHeSaid

      I could just hear the harps and violins playing in the background as I read your post.

      One thing that you forgot to do was thank the generations of Americans who worked hard, believed in this country, and made your success possible. If you want to claim that you are ‘self-made’, then cross your fingers behind your back while you say it because it’s just not true.

      Although I don’t agree with very much that you say, I have to thank you for at least appearing to have reasons that are not racist, in contrast with many Romney supporters.

      Unfortunately for you, you cannot point out how Romney’s policies will benefit America because Romney has lied about every issue more than once. You can just blindly assume that Romney will give you a tax break, which naturally appeals to your greed, but in fact you just don’t really know for sure.

      The problem with Romney, aside from the fact that he has lied more than any candidate in history, is that the presumed ‘trickle-down’ approach that he would *probably* take just doesn’t work. We saw that under Reagan, and even more so under Bush.

      It’s the American middle class that needs the break now. Sorry, but Americans aren’t really interested in sabotaging the economy so that you will have a few more pennies to roll around in or another dancing horsey. The very wealthy have made out like bandits for long enough — it’s time for some responsibility in that regard.

      The current GOP also has utterly repugnant social policies that attack women, minorities, the poor, the young — just about anyone who isn’t old, white, and wealthy. Combine this with the fact that Romney (when he isn’t lying) appears to be Bush III, and you have a recipe for an American disaster.

      Americans aren’t going to jab themselves in both eyes with sharp sticks (Romney & Ryan) just because the lies are coming in record numbers. They just aren’t that stupid — sorry.

      • nobsartist

        neither of these two half wits even have jobs. they both get paid by willard for trolling and actually live in their mothers basement or the homeless shelter at the church.

      • jarheadgene

        May it be so …. From your lips to GOD’s ears. May America WAKE UP tomorrow are we in this TOGETHER ! or do we want to go to sleep and believe the lies from the GOP and FOX?

      • neece00

        Very well said

    • nobsartist

      it is funny how similar the crap is that spews from republiCONs mouths. They all own business’s, none can find workers and Obama is killing them.

      I think they are allfullofcrap and one and the same.

    • jarheadgene

      Bill ….Romney his own man…..REALLY? He is SO BOUGHT and paid for it is a crying shame. GOOD FOR YOU and your accomplishments. But the man you are supporting is who…..is he the hard right wing…”the world is flat” guy it took to beat Santorum down. And guy who privately “dis’s” the 47% Which includes those who retired on social security, those who are Military Overseas, those who are disabled and those that are the “WORKING POOR” ? OR is he the middle of the road that suddenly ETCHA SKETCHED during the Presidential Debates. Even you, in your infinite wisdom, BILL, cannot really tell. No BAIN, nor Romney did anything illegal, THAT WE CAN TELL, SANS TAX RETURNS. Unethical, maybe, the UAW has filed suit over Bain and Delphi, RIPPING off America. Now you think because of your fortune that it is all self-made……REALLY, God allowed your successes. Stop and think there is some people in this country that aren’t so lucky. Like children born with disabilities….START with Cerebral Palsey, a subject so near to my heart. Given Romney and Ryan’s budgetting Ideas….they basically say…..TOO F***ING BAD !! As if these children brought it on themselves…but when they become adults they will need assistance just to survive…but again….Ryan….TOO BAD! But can we give $Billlions to DOD contractors like Halliburton…..OH Yeah. So Go on BILL you can be a millionaire like Gates and say OK…tax me a little more to help our country or you can be like ROMNEY and say “TAXES…..HELL NO…I won’t even show you how I’ve ripped the U.S. off the last 10 years. Much less care about the elderly or the disabled.”

      • patuxant

        Yeah! Go Gene!

    • awakenaustin

      Mitt Romney is noone’s man. He has no center that he has ever exposed to anyone. He takes on positions and advocates positions as he beleives they benefit him. He is a man without a core set of principles anyone can discern from his public statements. You have inferred because of his background that he has certain ideas about the world. Your ideas essentially. You have filled, what is essentially a cypher, with content. There is no reason for you to have any assurance that he has those beliefs. He may know how to compromise. Everyone knows how to compromise. The issue is whether he ever sees the need to do so. It is a cunard to suggest that the President was unwilling to compromise. He sought at almost every turn, to the chagrin and disappointment of his most avid supporters, to include Republicans in the decision making process. Despite your obfuscation and denial that is simply fact. Republicans as a group have defined compromise the last four years as agreeeing with them and doing things as they wanted them done. That is noone’s definition of compromise. Mitt Romney will not compromise with Democrats unless he has to have them. Any Republican majority will seek to run rough shod over its opposition and you will applaud them for doing so. Any careful consideration of history will clearly demark this current, most recent era of bad feeling and uncivil discourse not to Deomcrats but to Repulicans and their victory in 1994. The debates between Democrats were first and have been most dramatically coarsened by Republican efforts. Democrats have never spent a lot of time suggesting that Republicans were haters of their country and unAmerican and anti the true meaning of the Constitution, were fascists (Democrats and liberals have been simultaneously described as Nazis and socialists by Republicans – that requires some imagination), and so on ad nauseum. It is the height of hypocrisy to assert that liberals are the source of this nation’s civil discourse. You are simply disappointed that liberals have decided to fight back instead of continuing to tolerate your rudeness and treat you as obdurant children who would eventually grow-up.

      You are to be congratulated on your success. Heres hoping your children are successful also. My circumstances weren’t nearly as severe as yours. My father was a career enlisted man and not a very successful one. I lived in small places and shared bedrooms with siblings. I ate cheap food and went to public schools and when over seas, I went to military dependants’ schools. I enlisted in the U.S. Army 30 days after my 18th birthday. I got out and went to college on the G.I. bill and eventually graduated from law school. Got a few loans along the way and paid them back. I had my first job delivering papers in the 7th grade. I worked off and on through High School and College. I have never owned a business except my law practice. I am not rich, but I am a ‘certified’ investor (you know what that means). I believe my decisions had an important impact on where I am now and how successful or unsuccessful I am. I am not unmindful of how much I owe others. I am not responsible for my intelligence or my generally good physical health (beyond the ordinary. e.g., getting exercise and watching my diet). I went to public schools and to state universities. I worked, but neither I didn’t nor did my GI bill covered the costs of my education. When I turn on the faucet clean water runs out every time. I am not responsible for that. I contribute to it in the form of the taxes I and many others pay. People have floated through my life giving me good advice, love, encouragement, and assistance (not monetary) and doing favors for me or giving me a break. This nation and its people have contributed to my success. I have an obligation to them. I try to honor my obligation daily and not spend too much time feeling upset about the fact I am not appreciated enough for my success. I take responsibility for my mistakes and offer credit to those who have helped me be successful. But my mistakes and my successes shouldn’t blind me to reality. There are such things as false pride and the sin of pride. There are also real systemic problems. Most of these cannot be resolved by wishing them away or leaving it up to private charities. You can, of course, as a substitute for doing anything to help, assign to those who are disadvantanged complete responsibiltiy for their situation. (In addition to not requiring any action, it has the advantage of letting one off the hook morally.) It is willful blindness to ignore that some in our nation have been systematically and at times intentionally disadvantaged and it had nothing to do with the choices they made. Unfortunately, such damage, current and historical, continues to obstruct people. If we could go back to the day you were born and you could chose, would you chose to be born something other than a white man? You can lie about your answer and you can dress it up anyway you want to, but the truth will tell the tale.

      I have thought carefully, and I believe that if my children and your children are to have a nation not riven by hate, culture war, and efforts to impose on others the religious moral codes the founders of this nation and much of the rest of the world have been trying to cast off for hundreds of years, then that leaves only one choice. Despite your spin there is truly only one forward direction and it is not represented by Mitt Romney.

      • patuxant

        Yes. Flip and flop, suck n’ jive–Palin obviously misdirected that barb when she made a remark about Obama a few weeks ago. Mitt is the schucker and jiver!

      • neece00

        Thank you for your great message

    • Justin Napolitano

      I have thought about it and there is only one answer and it is Obama. First, my background is similar to yours with one exception; I believe government is necessary for a country to succeed. Unemployment benefits are necessary to help a family survive while the breadwinner is looking for a job after losing his through no fault of his own. Health insurance is necessary, if a family has assets to protect, and could not pay for health care out of pocket. Regulations are necessary so that companies do not harm their employees, the environment or their customers.
      Some of you folks act as if there was not a huge recession in 2007 and that it didn’t effect the ability of the country to recover. You act as if there has not been enormous outsourcing of American jobs to other countries. You act as if there was not a banking crisis that almost totally collapsed the world economy. You act as if the auto industry didn’t collapse and that it we were very close to not having American made cars manufactured by American owned companies.
      You talk like you achieved all of your success by yourself and never took advantage of the tax laws and government contracts.
      Romney, by the way, took good companies and bleed them dry with one objective: make as much money for himself and his partners while taking advantage of the tax laws to reduce his taxes to levels below most average taxpayers.
      I don’t call that success I call that taking advantage of the system while screwing the working person. I think Romney wants the Presidency in order to validate his life; a life that, in my opinion, needs validated as something more than self serving.

      • patuxant

        Very well said. Thank you!

    • patuxant

      Problem here is that “if” Romney gets it, the path is already paved. Someone else carried the cross. Please spare us your useless chatter. Romney will be beholding to those who “brung him” to the dance. Unless you have lots of Bens in your pockets my friend, you will regret tossing your support to this charlatan.

  • BDD1951

    Did anyone see the Seal Team Six movie on National Goegraphic last night. I’ll take this president over a Capital Vulturist anytime.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

      You Got That Right Romney A Draft Dodging Chicken Shit Thug And NONE OF HIS 5 Sons Served Ever!!!

      • nobsartist

        go for it fern!

      • patuxant

        Yeah. Their “mission” was to get Poppy elected.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/HFYZP2APYPP7H6PWS2ZDQRWFEQ Hillbilly

          That was more important than defending their country. I hope the people that have filed charges against Romney regarding Delphi win and that GM files a lawsuit against him for lies about jobs being sent to China and win a big settlement against him and his campaign and his backers like Koch, Murray, and the guy out in Las Vegas. That to me would be poetic justice.

          • patuxant

            Am right there with you, pal!

    • FredAppell

      I didn’t because Seal Team Six is supposed to remain covert and they should not be receiving all the media attention for that very reason. It is no different then when V.P. Cheney or was it Rove that outed CIA operative Valerie Plame. It puts a lot of people in danger by compromising their cover. Remember, we shouldn’t even know about Seal Team 6. Also, if you remember that there is a book that came out recently that was written by a former Seal Team 6 member and apparently it didn’t paint President Obama in the best light. The book was most likely politically motivated. Also I was afraid the movie might be used to bash Obama.

      • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

        You Better Believe That Was Some GOP/Tea Party Crap Outing These Men!!! Just Like They Did That CIA Agent!!!

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    Romney is such an unmitigated liar. In his recent OH speech, he had the gall to lie and state publicly that President Obama has “divided the country.” When it was President Obama in January 2009 who extended the olive branch in a bi-partisan effort to 2 Republicans he hoped to install in chief positions in his cabinet?

    When Boehner and McConnell, are the ones who refused to cooperate and allow those 2 Republicans to accept Obama’s offer?

    It’s time to hold the GOP’s feet to the fire and force them to stop their unmitigated, galling lies. The GOP and only the GOP are the ones who refused to cooperate since March 2009 when McConnell declared publicly, “WE will get rid of Obama.” This, in the 3rd month of a new presidency? What was the rush to get rid of Obama if not to reinstate the Norquistian policies that unfairly obstructed Obama’s policies?

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    Ever notice how its always the red staters who bash healthcare reform? Want to know why? Take a good look at who is paying for the healthcare needs of the people of their states. Look in the mirror.

    The red states help themselves to the lion’s share of SSDI and welfare as is proven by government statistics for over the last 3 decades. So yes. They do rely all too much on federal tax dollars. The joke is when they start bragging about how their conservative policies are keeping their state taxes so much lower than blue states…Well…sure…when 90% of the healthcare comes out of federal tax revenues blue states pay for, why wouldn’t their state taxes be so much lower?

    These people live in fear of having to pay a lousy $1200 a month for their healthcare, something blue staters have been paying and more for over a decade. We pay for ours AND theirs. It’s why blue states get back so little ROI for the federal dollars paid and red states get an ROI of nearly double the $1 they pay plus the benefits they receive…but they just don’t want you to call them “socialists.” Oh no? So when their states need FEMA aid, they will deny it because they are “on their own?” You bet not. They’ll be the first ones in line for handouts when they need it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

      You Got That Right They Are Biggest Users Of The Welfare System!!!

      • patuxant

        Hi Fern. Yes, I know people who are so anti-Obama they reek of hate yet are trying every which way to get food stamps, housing and other “perks” of this “so-called socialist society”. They all make me ill.

        • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

          Hello My Friend !! :-) Yes It’s Sad Cause They Are Only Hurting Themselves Cause Most Of Them Are Broke And Romney Only In This To help Himself And His 1% Handlers People Like The Haters Are Going To be Screwed Big Time If He Win !!! But I Doubt That’s Going To Happen!!!

          • patuxant

            Yes! I am quasi religious and have been saying many many rosaries for Obama to win. Otherwise we are all lost to hell!

    • FredAppell

      Holy crap! I forgot all about that. I heard that somewhere once before but can’t remember where. Now I don’t mind my taxes paying for other peoples health insurance but i’m 42 and uninsured and some of these fuckers in red states are preaching to me about personal responsibility. I was born and raised in Connecticut which happens to have some of the highest taxes in the entire country, is a blue state and the insurance capital of America and their telling me to suck it up and deal with it on my own. I’m pissed now!!!!!!!! I was in a decent mood till I read your post. It’s not your fault though. Somewhere in the back of my mind I knew that was true. Remember when Prick Cheney’s home state got the lions share of homeland security funding. Yeah sure! Everybody knows that bum fuck USA is such a huge target for terrorist. I try to be civil, understanding and respectful of their points of view but I guess there is no reasoning with troglodytes. I’m done with this shit! Now I understand why Ferns style is the way it is. She has known for a long time what I am just starting to figure out. For all you liberals living in red states you have my sincere and deepest sympathy’s, respect and adoration. None of you know me but the people closest to me know that I regard hypocrisy as one of the worst things a person could be. Together we can destroy conservatism forever. It is a plague that will ruin us all.

  • Lovefacts

    If Democrats ry to correct lies, understand history and science and speak out, demean the president or presidency, or object to signing pledges to one person/group vs. honoring the constitution, they are accused of adding to the negative discourse.

    If Repubicans lie, attack the president, name call, demean the president & thereby the presidency, or decide before Obama’s first day not to work with the president on anything, they are just exercising their free speech.

    Nice to know where we all stand. Newsflash, closing one’s mind to the truth of history or science and shouting the loudest only makes the person an ignorant bully.

    • patuxant

      I don’t see presidential material when I look at Mitt. I see a bully who had no respect for the rights of others that he cut a classmate’s hair while his toady friends held him to the ground. He still has no respect for anyone but himself, and she can shout it till the cows come home about how loving he is, Mitt places his wife beneath him for sure.

  • joujou228

    I really believe President Obama will win this election, but if he were to loose, he should start a concession speech by congratulating Mitch McConell and the republican party for giving a win to obstructionism.

    • BDD1951

      He has too much class for that.

      • joujou228

        I know, I was just thinking out loud.

        • patuxant

          Nonetheless, Romney is a dandy and a fop. Reminds me of a Dickens’ character–like Scrooge!

          • joujou228

            I started to question how he was able to fool so many, then I remember 48 millions plus voted to Palin one heart beat from the Presidency.

  • dalnb

    The Republicans “Mission of Failure” intended to ensure Obama is a one term President has created not only intended results against our President but is also the MAJOR CAUSE why America is still struggling for National Recovery! Their Mission of Failure has blocked and hindered resoltution of those things that would have fixed America.

    The Mission of Failure can not effect the President without having drastic effects on our National Recovery.

    Obama- Of the People for the People!
    Romney- Of the Wealthy for the Wealthy!

    • nobsartist

      they need to be held accountable for those actions. I think they should be executed.

      • dalnb

        Every elected official in Washington, the states and our communities FROM BOTH PARTIES that in anyway participated or advanced Mitch McConnel’s (and Karl Roves) Mission of Failure will face reelecion.

        I feel what they have done is as close to Criminal as they can come and I would love to see criminal action taken aganst them and all be forced out of office NOW. However, the best we will be able to do is see they are removed from office through our votes.

        IT IS ESSENTAIL WE VOTE AND SEE THAT THOSE WHO DEISIGNED THIS MISION AND THOSE WHO HAVE CAIRIED IT OUT (essentially all Republicana in Congress and a great number of them in the Senate, and a select group of State Republican Governors MUST BE VOTED OUT OF OFFICE!

        • nobsartist

          I agree. early vote.

        • patuxant

          I agree it is high treason to state on day one of Obama’s presidency that it would be the GOP agenda to make the man a one term president. McConnell is scum. Mitt keeps talking about how he “reached across the aisle” and was biparitsan. That’s a truckload of BS in my book. IF the ‘hole prevails tomorrow, guess whose palms he will be greasing??? All those uber wealthy SuperPackers…you betcha! They bought and paid for him. Please someone…tell me this nightmare will stop!

        • grammyjill

          Except Grover Norquist, the lobbist. I think I’m going to go to the petition site and start a petition to get rid of him. He’s a Karl Rove stooge.

      • grammyjill

        At least jailed. Bet they’d like being someones bitch!

  • http://www.facebook.com/magakm Magak Michael

    Spot on! Move the nation forward or risk being caught in a time warp and reduced to less than a third world country!! Vote for this modest, visionary and humble guy. BARRACK OBAMA IS THE MAN OF THE MOMENT!!!

  • dalnb

    Attending to the best interests of our nation is the responsibility of the White House, the Senate and Congress. It takes the cooperative and professional help of all three elements to see America properly manages the health, wealth and quality of America! When any one of these elements fails to do their job the nation suffers.

    The concerted efforts of the followers of Mitch McConnelle’s Mission of Failure has created a highly hostile environment in Wahington. His and the attitudes and efforts of his followers has created a pattern of contiued failure of those efforts taken by anyone and everyone that may have taken us out of the mess we are in.

    The Presidents main responsibility if attending to the best interets of our nation. If organized attempts to see he fails creates failure and he fails to do his job as expected those attempts also create failure in attending to our national problmes. Senator McConnelles Mission of Failure can not work against the Presidnet without also creating failure of Any effort to Fix America!

    • nobsartist

      someone should just take the traitors out.

  • ObozoMustGo

    It is time for Obozo to go. It’s OK for you to change your vote from 2008. Many people were hoodwinked. It’s OK to admit that. America needs a change. We need a guy that knows how to manage budgets and work with both sides of the aisle. That is Mitt Romney.

    Here is a graphic to display how badly Obozo has managed our nation’s finances. Read it and weep.

    Have a nice day!

    “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville

    “The problem is not that people are taxed too little, the problem is that government spends too much.” – Ronald Reagan

    • jarheadgene

      You’ll be the one weeping OMG….if WILLARD gets elected….BAD Enough you were for GW…..but now you want more of the same…..be careful what you wish for as they say. Hey that sounds like a FOX news lead in….”Some people say….”

      If we really want to fix this country we need to re-enact the Glass-Stegall Act, adjust the Dodd-Frank Act. Work towards a flat tax…no loopholes no write offs, PERIOD. Until then, make small increases in taxes and large decreases in spending, by cutting waste. But neither party is talking like that so I’ll stick with the guy that is at least giving a direction and not changing with the wind. OBAMA.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Hi Gene. I hope your weekend was pleasant. Did you get down to Yardley to watch the Romney speech yesterday?

        Your continued support of Obozo reminds me of a line from Rudyard Kipling’s “The Gods of the Copybook Headings”:

        “…….. And the burnt Fool’s bandaged finger goes wobbling back to the Fire;”

        Have a nice day, Gene!

        “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency…Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” – Czech Republic newspaper Prager Zeitung

        • nobsartist

          “The danger to America are the fools who elected the bush crime family to public office 5 times in the last 30 years.”

        • patuxant

          Have been to Yardley, PA many times. Not a major crossroads to anywhere.

          • ObozoMustGo

            puxy… it is now officially a major crossroads on the way to the White House for President Elect Romney.

            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

          • patuxant

            We shall see won’t we?

    • Justin Napolitano

      I can’t wait for your head to explode, obozo, when Romney loses.
      Then, perhaps, you will go back to your job cleaning toilets at the railway station.
      Your Republican handlers will stop paying you and we will all win.

      • ObozoMustGo

        It’s Slap Happy Nappy again…. you’ve got your anger on strong today, dontca buddy? You must be getting nervous. I don’t blame you. Your fantasy ends tomorrow night.

        Go back to your crack pipe. That will help.

        Have a nice high!

        “You mean that you’re telling me that we have to go spend more money to keep from going in debt? Yes, that’s what I’m telling you.” – Joe “Plugs” Biden

        • patuxant

          so sorry jerkass! you will lose even if you win. figure that one out birdbrain.

    • nobsartist

      How about if just you go? Anyone that quotes the jackass that ruined our health care system and fails to acknowledge that bush and his clueless minions caused this mess shouldn’t critic the President.

    • patuxant

      I see you are spewing your bs this morning again. Have a nice one!

    • patuxant

      Hey Jacko! Anyone can put down a bunch of quotes that don’t mean shit to anyone.

      • ObozoMustGo

        puxy… they only don’t mean anything to a moron (that’s you) that has no capacity to understand basic English.

        Have a nice day!

        “The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.” – Ronald Reagan

        • patuxant

          You , dip shit are the one without a moral compass…

  • sigrid28

    At the same time, let us all acknowledge E. J. Dionne’s grand summary in this well-written piece, which explains how this campaign began and where it has go, where it had to go. He helped see us through a campaign that lifted us all up with it, like that famous tornado in Kansas, and brought us all abruptly back down to earth with a crash that set us, sometimes, to crying for our Aunty Em . Dionne was weatherman to an enormous super storm brewing over the country for three months–for a century–that is about to rain down upon us, uproot our lives, upend our foundations, flood our basements, set our houses afire, cut off our power, then surge unbidden into our living rooms, where our televisions will give us the good news and the bad news about the election results before their screens go dead and they float out to sea. Or not.

    There are two ways to interpret Dorothy’s beloved American mantra from “The Wizard of Oz,” which could almost be a part of our Constitution, it speaks to us so universally as Americans. Like Jersey residents, in shock, looking over the devastation of their houses on the shore, on November 7th we could find ourselves murmuring, “There’s no place like home.” Or as winners and losers in this election, whether in joy or disappointment, recognizing democracy having its way with us as the votes are counted, we could find the love in our hearts to say, “There’s no place like home.”

  • David_William

    The basic problem is that Those People firmly believe themselves to be better than everyone else, and they have the money to prove it. Romney is better than the best, because he has the Money AND a Temple Recommend to prove it.

    • nobsartist

      willard the rat is a peice of crap.

    • neece00

      Don’t forget, he also has the magic underwear.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGOUPZ3JYNMPBVOHLZRCRVRD6Q ivory69690

    when ppl go to ther polls and going to vote for Obama . to save them any (BS) in lines just wear an ANTI-CHRIST ROMNEY PIN and the GOP ding dong wont bother you . but when you get done voteing take the ANTI-CHRIST ROMNEY PIN off spit on it and throw it in the trash where it belongs.////(In the wake of the failures of George W. Bush’s presidency, Republicans would ascribe their party’s problems to Bush as a big spender, ignoring the major culprits in the country’s fiscal troubles: a downturn that began on their watch, and their own support for two tax cuts at a time of two wars. They would block, obstruct, stall and denounce all of Obama’s initiatives, and abuse the rules of the Senate to demand that every bill would need 60 votes) 2 wars thy started and voted to fight and then thy didnt want to pay for it with tax money from the greedy bastards. and now thy want the ANTI-CHRIST ROMNEY to lead the coutry to where ? the H*E*L*L that the DING DONG GOP AND THE DIRTY BUSH started leading us too . what im i missing here ? dose the country realy thing the ANTI-CHRIST ROMNEY and his GREEDY BASTARD 2% AND MIND YOU THE GOP DING DONGS that thy will lead the country to better places ? do the 98% of the ppl. ( never mind the 47% that the ANTI-CHRIST ROMNEYS all ready called scum more or less ) think that thy will ever be in the 2% greedy bastards party ? ppl. of the country open ur eyes and see ur just a door mate for them all .to use you drain all the blood out of youi then wipe the crap off their shoes. thats all . the GOP is only a group of idiots that will make the country fall . at some point thy will make the country and the ppl. fall where thy and we wont beable to get up again . and then you know what thy will say ? is its not their fault its the stupid ppl. of the country that were so blind and let them get away with it . there is another war going on here that ppl. cant or dont want to see . and that war is the GOP AND THE REP. PARTY is fighting its own ppl and the country . hey GOP ding dongs and all rhe REP. party . theres enough crazy ppl. in this country that soon thy will realize what your doing and then it will be a war you cant get out of . it will last a lot less time then the war from the north and south . because this war will be 2% plus the GOP ding dongs against the 98% of the country . do i wish this happens ? hmmmm well i think its the only way to save the country . its like having cancer . the ppl. and the country has to cut out the cancer and kill it so the rest of the body (country ) can live . ppl. tell me if there was no GOP ding dong that the country wouldnt be doing better ? thy work for so few of the country . thy feed off the 98% and care nothing about us .

    • nobsartist

      go for it!

    • joceandre

      Ivory, I am worried, frankly with this election republican wise I smell a rat named Willard Romney. I hope that justice will prevail .

  • jstsyn

    This election is the choice of the people or the monied interests that care nothing of the people. I suggest a fight if robme wins.

  • joceandre

    Mitt Romney clearly stated that he was not going to do anything about the economy other than to fill up his cronies pockets with more money. Any Americans voting for this man are beyond Lord knows what because everybody seems to forget that this is the man who suggested to IRAN to drop a dirty bomb on a place like Chicago!!! This man is another Bin Laden in my book and he needs to be dealt with , and they have the nerve to be talking about love of country. He should be in jail not in the white house. Please vote.

    • patuxant

      Jo– I agree–just appalling what had been churning in the Congress and with the likes of R/R. Treacheous dudes to say the least. Idealogues to say the least. Ayn Rand would have hated their guts because they have no fiber or substance but rather are hypocrites of the highest persuasion. No morals, ethics or compassion. I just am amazed that they call themselves Christians yet kick the crap out of anyone who disagrees with their agenda. They need to rot somewhere…maybe in a casino eating grapes while Rome burns…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RGOUPZ3JYNMPBVOHLZRCRVRD6Q ivory69690

    Obama’s aides are unanimous in saying that the breaking point came when Republicans, filled with Tea Party zeal, were willing to endanger the nation’s financial standing to achieve steep budget cuts during the debt-ceiling fight. When House Speaker John Boehner walked away from a deal that conservatives of another era would have hailed as a great victory, Obama realized a grand bargain would be a chimera until he could win the battle about first principles.//// its truly a war like the one of the north and south . but this one is the 98% of the ppl. and the country against the 2%greedy bastards plus the GOP ding dong and the REP. party of no. think of it this way . during this war if the GOP ding dongs was to start getting knocked off woulnt you think the country would start going to a better place ? see if in this war the DEMS that might get hit . that wont bring the country to a better place . it will only bring up more powerful ppl. in the country to do whats right for the country . its like the old (and new ) movie RED DAWN the GOP ARE THE EVIL ones trying to take over . and thy have their new leader THE ANTI-CHRIST ROMNNEY leading the way to destroying the ppl. and the country . all but fot his 2% greedy bastard buddys. take awy one party ppl. and think with one gone would the coutry be doing better ? witch party would work for the whole country and all the ppl. ?

  • dljones

    Four years later and tomorrow is Obama’s report card. The Tea Party efforts will come to futurity and the Socialists pay checks will end. Suggest they pick a foreign country where Obamacare is in full force and the Euro has been decimated. You would not oppose an even playing field, everybody is broke, and you didn’t build that. Obama said, “voting is the best revenge.” In the same breath he vows to work across the isles in full corporation and compromise. All you Socialist define this as progress, get off my paycheck. Go find an island where all of you can share and hug trees. Does Cuba or Haiti appeal.

    Are you confused having lived in shroud of deceit, fraud, and deception of Bengahzie, Border Patrol killed, aka Fast and Furious, gas prices doubled in 4 years, 19 failed solar plants, 16 trillion in debt, millions on food stamps, disability, millions 1.2 unemployed, 7.2% looking, and no j o b s in site!!!. The best you can do is blame the past. Pathetic!

    • dljones

      I like it…….

    • patuxant

      Go on with your bad self! Please also wipe the spittle from your face!

      • dljones

        patuxant:: 30,000 Romney supporters just gathered in Pennsylvania after 34,000 rallied in Orlando Florida. Don’t be bitter, be patient and vote for your boy-he needs all the help that’s available.

        • nobsartist

          that must have cost willard the rat a pile of dough. I will bet they all vote for Obama.

          • dljones

            nobartist:: no can do! Your boy went through 6 trillion worth of dough and “there ain’t” no mo,,,,,,

        • ALLLLAMERICAN

          YEAH!!!!!

          I WAS THERE IN Sandford!!!!

          and a week before we saw him in Kissimmee!!!!!!

          • dljones

            allamerican:: are these people or places????

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            Places—-

            Sanford, Florida
            &
            Kissimmee, Florida

          • dljones

            allamerican:::Know that. Thought one dumb comment deserved another.

    • nobsartist

      Another clueless dolt. when are you going to acknowledge that you support losers?

      As far as benghazi goes, your jerk off v.p. candidate who has never had a job yet is responsible for the budget for the United States is responsible for cutting the budget for embassy security so just admit that you have no idea what you are talking about and go listen to your drug adicted pedophilac god, rushy.

      • dljones

        We had ready to go troops three hours away in a battle lasting over eight hours. The situation room told the four Americans to stand and then viewed the killing. Does that sound like a budget cut? Are you clueless or just stupid?

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

      you’re just another woman in a binder, djones. Has your husband gone to work, too?

      • dljones

        robert:: And you are another lost voter in a blinder.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

          I just blindly voted for OBAMA/BIDEN 2012! Spread the word, honey!

          • dljones

            Robert:: Typical. The blind leading the blind!! You spread the word.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Myers/100001512942781 Jim Myers

    The “Conservative” pledge of allegiance.

    “I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO GROVER NORQUIST AND HIS BAND OF ROBBER BARONS, EVEN IF IT MEANS THE DESTRUCTION OF THE MIDDLE CLASS AND THE END OF OUR ONCE PROUD NATION…”

    • ALLLLAMERICAN

      Do YOU want to pay more taxes?????

      Why would you Jim Myers?

      He has been one of most effective management strategists in Washington for three decades.

      No one in modern times has fought harder to shrink the state than the founder of the group Americans for Tax

      “Taxpayer Protection Pledge,” promising their constituents that they would never, ever vote for anything that would make their taxes go up.
      AND
      the single most effective conservative activist in the country.

      Washington is controlling our lives through the taxes it raises to fund big government. And he’s said that he wants to shrink it to a size where it could be drowned in a bathtub.

      • nobsartist

        Thanks, allfullofcrap.

        • ALLLLAMERICAN

          Hey, anytime!

      • ObozoMustGo

        Alllll…. remember, YOU are the greedy one because you want to keep more of your earnings. THEY are not the greedy ones because they want to confiscate more of YOUR earnings for their spending desires. This is leftist freak logic. And yes, they are that stupid!

        Keep fighting the good fight.

        Have a nice day!

        “Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end, and no sense of responsibility at the other.” – Ronald Reagan

        • ALLLLAMERICAN

          Can you BELIEVE these people????

          I didn’t realize people like this really exists!

          They are VULTURES

          • ObozoMustGo

            Alll… yes. They do exist. You see, on the continuum of intelligence, there is both a bottom and a top. The leftist freaks are the ones that make up the bottom 20%. It’s just the way it its. These people actually believe that they have a right to be taken care of from the fruits of another’s labor. It’s a disease of the mind. They can’t help it. It’s our duty to smack them down. To marginalize them. Properly demonize them. Too make them known as the fools they are.

            Have a nice day!

            “Liberalism is the disease that presents itself as its own cure.” – unknown

          • ObozoMustGo

            Alll… yes. They do exist. You see, on the continuum of intelligence, there is both a bottom and a top. The leftist freaks are the ones that make up the bottom 20%. It’s just the way it its. These people actually believe that they have a right to be taken care of from the fruits of another’s labor. It’s a disease of the mind. They can’t help it. It’s our duty to smack them down. To marginalize them. Properly demonize them. Too make them known as the fools they are.

            Have a nice day!

            “Liberalism is the disease that presents itself as its own cure.” – unknown

          • ObozoMustGo

            Alll… yes. They do exist. You see, on the continuum of intelligence, there is both a bottom and a top. The leftist freaks are the ones that make up the bottom 20%. It’s just the way it its. These people actually believe that they have a right to be taken care of from the fruits of another’s labor. It’s a disease of the mind. They can’t help it. It’s our duty to smack them down. To marginalize them. Properly demonize them. Too make them known as the fools they are.

            Have a nice day!

            “Liberalism is the disease that presents itself as its own cure.” – unknown

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

          your husband has gone to work so you can play on the computer?

      • http://twitter.com/MortAlcoil1 Mort Alcoil

        You NEVER answer the real question: Under Obama, the wealthy are paying THE LOWEST TAXES IN 50 YEARS! How is that paying more taxes??? It’s NOT.

        Under Reagan, we paid up to 70% as the top marginal tax rate, under Bush I we paid more than under Obama… Again, for those who can’t comprehend.. THE LOWEST TAXES IN 50 YEARS!

        You talk complete nonsense and utter lies.

        • ALLLLAMERICAN

          If you haven’t seen my other me Ranting and Raving over our taxes we pay —-
          I said we ALREADY pay 60% in TAXES—-

          Who is paying more than that?????

    • nobsartist

      They pledge allegiance to the John Birch Society Blue Book.

      They are nothing but nazis hiding behind the American flag. Plus they are cowards and chicken hawk war mongers.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ES2UMKTR4CDLPP22JNGQN3Z7SE Jackmack

    we already know what the Republicans are going to do if they win and we all know the Republicans are the biggest liers in america so tomorrow don’t put them back in power

  • Dol5

    Thank you, E.J. for stating the truth that one half of this nation will not believe. But hopefully the other half will. Keep on writing as much as you can, because we, the people need your voice. It is truth in a crazy world. I talk with people from other countries and almost to a person, they state their belief in our President. They tell me how much they like him. How much good he is doing. How they respect him. On and on they go. It makes me proud to have had the chance to vote for him once and will be also proud to vote for him tomorrow also. It will be hard to turn around this nation but where there is a will there is a way.

  • Realist_Repub

    I love the revisionist history here. No budget from the Oval Office (well there was one, and not even 1 Dem would vote for it), a bipartisan commission (set up by the president himself) that was completely ignored, hundreds of bipartisan bills put forward by the house that were shelved by Reid and his cohorts. Insane

    • ralphkr

      And we can all thank God, Realist_Repub, for the fact that the Democrats had control of the Senate enabling Reid, et al, to shelve the insane anti-American bills passed by the Republican House. If not for the wisdom of the Senate not allowing Republican idiocy to become the law of the land today we would be looking back at 2009 as the days of milk and honey as we faced unemployment in excess of 30%, a debt of $32 Trillion, and a nation divided between the fortified enclaves of the unbelievable rich and the rest of us who are eking out a subsistence living by picking through the garbage discarded by the wealthy.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

    I remember that speech President Obama made, and he was talking directly to “all” Americans, not just the people in the audience. That is when he said “I will not allow Republicans in Congress to treat Americans like collateral damage!” That is the day he stopped expecting Republican/Tea Party to work with him because he realized they were traitors to their country, that they were terrorists bent on making the country fail merely to make him a one term president. Before that, we were sneering at the president, saying he had no spine, that he was weak, that he ought to stand up and fight. The president had to get on television and asked, “Who’s ass do I have to kick to get things done?” I remember that, because it was then that I myself began to look squarely at what was really going on, and saw what President Obama was saying for myself. I’m not Democrat, Republican, Independent, or Communist. I’m American, red, white, and blue through and through. I don’t vote for a certain politician, I vote for an American who hold America dear yo his heart, who represent each and everyone of us no matter who you are, what you believe in, or what party you belong to. Tomorrow, vote for that man based on his character and the sincerity of the American ideal. VOTE!!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PAUIKIQNIDB7IU5R6PHBXSQURY Mr. Bombastic

    Yes! We will move forward for the first time in four years! We will finally overcome what a Democrat congress did to us from 2006-20010 and what “Ozero” has done the last four years!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

    Hi, Ms. America. Has your husband gone to work so you can play on the computer?

  • oldtack

    YepThat’Tell

    I want to apologize to you and all good Southern people.

    That reply I gave to ALLLLLamericannn was biased, derisive and totally uncalled for. I let that person “get under my skin”.

    My Great Grandfather served in the 10th Alabama and was severely wounded at the Battle of Frayser’s farm in the 7 days campaign in Virginia in 1862. That really makes me regret those comments.

    Thanks for the “dressing down”.

    tack

  • jwuor111

    Mitt Romney is so shameless. To say that the President believes in division, What a shame.He who said that he did not care much about 47% of American. And now out of a sudden he so cares about all America.Rick Santorum was right all alone. Mitt Romney will be the worst president ever,should he be elected.

  • jwuor111

    Mitt Romney will be the most hateful president ever.God bless us all.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

    Dick Cheney already has that role

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

    wow, ms. montana, you had a pretty good white supremacist life. It’s mighty white of you to share that with us. Heil Hitler to you, mein fruend.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/477FNR3QC2EXBUNNJFYXM3OHIQ Walter

    The national memo has a staff full of liars and nut jobs that lie to each other so much they are believing they are right. How sad for the idiots on the left.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tavia-Hughes/100000100020035 Tavia Hughes

    God loves you E.J., speaker of truth and right!!!! We will reelect President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, true CHAMPIONS OF ALL AMERICANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/terry.brennan.334 Terry Brennan

    Very well written. My fear is that a nightmare will occur should Romney win. Dreams can come true but so can nightmares. Hope millions have read this article.

  • oldtack

    Amen – so did I.

  • joyscarbo

    WE WON!!!!! KISS MY GRITS, NEO-CONSERVATIVE JERKS!!!! YOU LOST BIG TIME!!!!!

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