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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Defending himself against the perception that he has no significant foreign policy experience, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has drawn fresh attention to one of the most controversial acts of the past decade: the Bush administration’s decision to invade Iraq before UN weapons inspections were completed. Ryan now points to his vote for war as a token of his readiness to serve in the White House, but he is on the wrong side of both history and public opinion.

The Wisconsin Congressman may come to regret his flippant response to Carl Cameron last Saturday, when the Fox News reporter asked how he would respond to critics who question his weak national security resume. “I’ve been in a Congress for a number of years,” he said. “That’s more experience than Barack Obama had when he came into office.” Perhaps he should have stopped there, but instead blundered on: “I voted to send people to war.”

Does Ryan believe that voting for war constitutes foreign policy experience? If so, it is a kind of experience that reflects very poorly on him. Even he must realize that the underlying premise of the war, Saddam Hussein’s alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction, quickly proved to be nothing more than a Bush administration hoax, along with the secondary claim that Saddam’s regime had some connection with the 9/11 attacks. After casting his party-line vote for a ruinous war because he accepted a faked argument, Ryan never spoke up against its continuation. He ratified every troop escalation and every supplemental appropriation.

Unlike the American people, who turned decisively against the war years ago, and have condemned it by large majorities as a waste of blood and treasure, he apparently still believes it was a swell idea. Concerned as he supposedly is about excessive federal spending, Ryan believes that the Iraq misadventure was worth three trillion dollars it has cost so far (and presumably the lost and destroyed lives of Americans and Iraqis, all the dead, wounded, orphaned, and traumatized, as well).

Except among the neoconservative advisers cocooned in the Romney campaign, such enthusiasm for the war is a very peculiar and distinctly minority perspective. Over the past few years, polls have shown between one-third and one-fifth of voters agreeing that the war was “worth the cost.” Roughly two-thirds to three-fourths of the electorate rejects that assessment and supports President Obama’s withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. That lopsided margin is fair warning for any politician who stakes his reputation on the Iraq war.

What Ryan cites as his chief qualification to serve as commander-in-chief is a series of votes that represent the most fateful, expensive, inexcusable error in recent American history. For him to cite that vote to draw a contrast with President Obama, who got the Iraq issue right, is startling. It reveals something that Americans need to know before he gets any closer to executive power.

  • tranz2deep

    Being a Gress Con-man is no sign you’re anything but a ^&%^&ing hustler. 14% approval ratings! WE DON’T BELIEVE IN THE CONGRESS these days!

    And if this idiot thinks starting wars is a sign of being a good foreign policy trendsettter, well!

  • adler56

    We didn’t need that mistake to know he’s a lamebrain. His worship of Ayn Rand proved that. He didn’t even research her- her real name was not Rand- she was a Russian Jew pissed that the Russians took her father’s pharmacy from him – which made her work for a living- that was her
    bitch about government- how it affected her income. Then he ignores the fact that she signed up
    for Social Security checks and medicare before she died. Splain that Ryan. All her heroes were blue eyed blondes- something that doesn’t occur in real life.

  • The biggest problems for the GOP are not the foreign policy credentials of their candidates, but the statements their candidates make, their record, and the core values embraced by the GOP in recent years. Statements such as Rush Limbaugh calling a college student a whore because she championed the use of contraceptives, or Akin talking about “legitimate rape” should be enough to disqualify the Tea Party from having a national forum. A record that includes management advise on how to increase profits by reducing staffing and benefits, plant closures, outsourcings, leveraged buyouts, and dismantling or privatizing social programs that benefit the poor and the middle class is the last thing our country needs. A political agenda that has as its centerpiece the accumulation of more wealth by billionaires, often at the expense of the middle class and the poor, and an agenda that extols the virtues and contributions of people like the Koch brothers and Sheldon Adelson while dismissing or undermining the role of the middle class in the betterment of our standard of living can only be described as misguided or bizarre. The only thing we get from the Koch brothers is high gas prices at the pump and billions of dollars wasted in sole source contracts for projects in foreign that were, more often than not, never finished. The only thing we get from Adelson is new slot machines we need like a hole in the head. The people that do make a difference to our ability to progress as a society are the soldiers, police officers and firefighters that keep us safe; the teachers than give our children the skills they need to succeed; the doctors that study new virus strains to develop vaccines and make us well when we are ill; the farmer that works the land from sunrise to sunset to produce the food we consume; and the tradesmen that build the houses we live in, the roads, airports, and every facility or service we need and use in our daily lives.

    • William Deutschlander

      You tell it like it is, honest and true!

      • onedonewong

        Yes in Bizzaro world

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    • davia55

      Lets tar and feather all those screw ups…here are more to add to the list……..
      John Murtha, Jr. – Democrat – U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania. Implicated in the Abscam sting, in which FBI agents impersonating Arab businessmen offered bribes to political figures

      Gerry Eastman Studds – Democrat – U.S. Representative from Massachusetts. The first openly gay member of Congress. Censured by the House of Representatives for having sexual relations with a teenage House page.

      Raymond Lederer – Democrat – U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania. Implicated in the Abscam sting – convicted of bribery and sentenced to three years in prison and fined $20,000.

      Harrison Arlington Williams, Jr. – Democrat – U.S. Senator from New Jersey. Implicated in the Abscam sting. Allegedly accepted an 18% interest in a titanium mine. Convicted of nine counts of bribery, conspiracy, receiving an unlawful gratuity, conflict of interest, and interstate travel in aid of racketeering. Sentenced to three years in prison and fined $50,000.

      Frank Thompson, Jr. – Democrat – U.S. Representative from New Jersey. Implicated in the Abscam sting, convicted on bribery and conspiracy charges. Sentenced to three years in prison.

      Michael Joseph Myers – Democrat – U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania. Implicated in the Abscam sting – convicted of bribery and conspiracy; sentenced to three years in prison and fined $20,000; expelled from the House of Representatives.

      John Michael Murphy – Democrat – U.S. Representative from New York. Implicated in the Abscam sting. Convicted of conspiracy, conflict of interest, and accepting an illegal gratuity. Sentenced to three years in prison and fined $20,000.

      John Wilson Jenrette, Jr – Democrat – U.S. Representative from South Carolina. Implicated in the Abscam sting. Convicted on bribery and conspiracy charges and sentenced to prison

      Gary Siplin – Democrat state senator Florida- found guilty of third-degree grand theft of $5,000 or more, a felony, and using services of employees for his candidacy.

      Edward Mezvinsky – Democrat – U.S. Representative from Iowa. Indicted on 56 federal fraud charges.

      Lena Swanson – Democrat – Member of Washington State Senate. Pleaded guilty to charges of soliciting unlawful payments from veterans and former prisoners of war.

      James A. Traficant Jr. – Member of House of Representatives from Ohio. Expelled from Congress after being convicted of corruption charges. Sentenced today to eight years in prison for accepting bribes and kickbacks.

      John Doug Hays – Democrat – member of Kentucky State Senate. Found guilty of mail fraud for submitting false campaign reports stemming from an unsuccessful run for judge. He was sentenced to six months in prison

      Henry J. Cianfrani – Democrat – Pennsylvania State Senate. Convicted on federal charges of racketeering and mail fraud for padding his Senate payroll. Sentenced to five years in federal prison.

      David Hall – Democrat – Governor of Oklahoma. Indicted on extortion and conspiracy charges. Convicted and sentenced to three years in prison.

      Allan Turner Howe – Democrat – U.S. Representative from Utah. Arrested for soliciting a policewoman posing as a prostitute.

      Jerry Cosentino – Democrat – Illinois State Treasurer. Pleaded guilty to bank fraud – fined $5,000 and sentenced to nine months home confinement.

      Joseph Waggonner Jr. – Democrat – U.S. Representative from Louisiana. Arrested in Washington, D.C. for soliciting a policewoman posing as a prostitute

      Lawrence Jack Smith – Democrat – U.S. Representative from Florida. Sentenced to three months in federal prison for tax evasion.

      David Lee Walters – Democrat – Governor of Oklahoma. Pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor election law violation.

      William McCuen – Democrat – Secretary of State of Arkansas. Admitted accepting kickbacks from two supporters he gave jobs, and not paying taxes on the money. Admitted to conspiring with a political consultant to split $53,560 embezzled from the state in a sham transaction. He was indicted on corruption charges. Pleaded guilty to felony counts tax evasion and accepting a kickback. Sentenced to 17 years in prison.

      Walter Fauntroy – Democrat – Delegate to U.S. Congress from the District of Columbia. Charged in federal court with making false statements on financial disclosure forms. Pleaded guilty to one felony count and sentenced to probation.

      Angelo Errichetti – Democrat – New Jersey State Senator was sentenced to six years in prison and fined $40,000 for his involvement in Abscam.

      Daniel Baugh Brewster – Democrat – U.S. Senator from Maryland. Indicted on charges of accepting illegal gratuity while in Senate.

      Thomas Joseph Dodd – Democrat – U.S. Senator from Connecticut. Censured by the Senate for financial improprieties, having diverted $116,000 in campaign and testimonial funds to his own use.

      Edward Fretwell Prichard, Jr. – Democrat – Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky. Convicted of vote fraud in federal court in connection with ballot-box stuffing. Served five months in prison.

      Guy Hamilton Jones, Sr. – Democrat -Arkansas State Senate. Convicted on federal tax charges and expelled from the Arkansas Senate.

      George Crockett, Jr. – Democrat – U.S. Representative from Michigan. Served four months in federal prison for contempt of court following his defense of a Communist leader on trial for advocating the overthrow of the government.

      Bolley ”Bo” Johnson – Democrat – Former Florida House Speaker – received a two-year term for tax evasion.

      • Davia55, the topic of discussion involved candidates running for office in 2012, but if you wish to provide a list of corrupt politicians, and Heavens knows there are plenty of them on both sides of the aisle, why don’t you add people like Mark Sanford, John Ensign, Joe Wilson, Mike Duval, Mark Foley, Ted Stevens, Rick Scott, Randy “Duke” Cunningham, Tom Delay, Newt Gingrich, Kyle Foggo and all the other Republican politicians who embarrased our country as a result of their corruption to your list? Sadly, no party has an exclusive on corruption, what amazes me is the ability of people like these to be elected and the naivete of the electorate.

        • davia55

          I stand corrected I didn’t know Rush Limbaugh was running for office..lol

        • onedonewong

          He was kind enough to leave out Brak Obama and Jor Biteeme

        • joyscarbo

          Don’t forget Richard Nixon, G.Gordon Liddy, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Sr, Dick Cheney, Rumsfeld, Karl Rove……wow…..too many to mention.

        • rockin_the_bay_in_Tampa

          You forgot Richard Nixon…

        • DurdyDawg

          That’s because legitimate rape keeps pezzing out dumb asses like the dongman and #55… Oh! By the way…

      • metrognome3830

        OK, now in the interest of fairness, go back to work and draw up a list of Republicans found guilty of malfeasance in office. When you list only one side, you come off sounding terribly partisan and I’m sure you don’t want to be accused of that. Just the ones convicted. You don’t have to include Bush, Cheney, et al for lying us into a war. They were’nt convicted. At least not in a court of law.

        • davia55

          I guess you missed the point. Dominick was pointing fingers, and I was trying to say if you’re looking for dirty laundry, you can find it everywhere.

          • metrognome3830

            That’s OK davia55. Someone else with too much time on their hands drew up a list of thieves, cutpurses and brigands from the other side. So the dirty laundry has been redistributed.

          • metrog: Yep ! “redistributed” IS the word: …. just as Obama wants to do with our “wealth”… remember?

          • metrognome3830

            Well, it won’t take him long to redistribute mine. Mine has been redistributed over the past 60 years. It’s all gone now. If you didn’t get any of it already . . . I’m sorry, it’s all gone.

          • altpro

            I guess we all did. So, instead of pointing fingers, again, I ask you to please name the great things Bush did during his administration. There was complete silence from the Right during Bush’s terms in office and he received all the support he needed on everything he asked for regardless of what it was. I still remember his statement about he was given political capital and he was going to spend it. Little did I believe at the time that he would ruin the country before he left DC.

      • grammyjill

        None of them sent my son to Iraq!

        • davia55

          Nobody was draft in the Iraq war

          • grammyjill

            No there was no draft, but when my son went in there was no war either. Once in no choise but to go fight Bush’s sham war.

          • davia55

            like most people, I never understood that war. I am sorry your son was there when that all started, I wish everyones children could just come home.

          • grammyjill

            I wish he’d come home mentally in one piece. He use to be such a nice guy, now I don’t know him and he bearly speaks to any of his family.

          • davia55

            Living in a world like that changes a person. I hope he comes home soon, and in one piece.

          • rockin_the_bay_in_Tampa

            We were there for O-I-L, they thought once we weaseled our way in, we could just help ourselves and the Iraqi people would just roll over and throw flowers at our feet for ridding them of Sedam…we got fooled. Under Sedam, they had running water, electricity, relative peace, yes he was an SOB, however, we were bound and determined to “free” the people of this horrible dictator…then again Jeffersonian democracy doesn’t work everywhere.

          • davia55

            not to mention the amount of mass graves found all over the country. They have uncovered an almost 400,000 corpses in graves all over the country. Some were shot in graves others burned in graves. To live in constant fear that your government was going to take your family away and kill them is a horrible way to live. Have you read anything about this war? or why Sedam was executed?

          • grammyjill

            He’s been back in ohio for almost five years. He just seems to get worse and I can’t get him to see a doctor.

      • Gammaanya

        Do you want me to run you a list of Republicans?? That’s Is also NIXON the top MAN. By the way – they don’t run for President nor any of the corrupted Republican’s. So if you try to point out only Democrats then you are one sided. ALL POLITICIANS ARE CORRUPTED. No matter what party they belong, they all self serving but some do have some integrity and honesty enough to fight for the little man. MOST REPUBLICANS are very rich and unfortunately CORRUPT and STUPID enough to get caught.
        What Dominick is writing it’s the TRUTH , like it or not. I do, and agree with him 1000%+ It seems that you have nothing to run on you bring up Dem. Republican list is longer, but then NONE of them run for the Office therefore it’s no matter.

      • altpro

        Since you did such a great job on all the Dems associated with Abscam, can you also list the positive things Bush did during his 8 years? Also, as others requested, did you objectively look at all congressmen involved in scandals. Let’s start with the Banks, oil companies, Haliburton and the biggest scam of all, the Iraq War. I don’t think anyone out here will deny that Democrats were involved in some scandals, but gee whiz man, let’s identify all the guilty parties.

      • joyscarbo

        Maybe you should answer to the more than 200 illegal, immoral and unethical acts and scandalous activity that occured in George W Bush’s administration alone. There are so many, wikipedia had to alphabetize it all!!!

        • davia55

          It is time to quit blaming Bush. Obama promised utopia, and he is still laughing his a$$ off because John Q Public believed him. Do you realize there are 110 Million people on welfare! This country is going to hell in a hand basket, and many people are walking around covering their ears to what is going on! You have a choice between a successful business man and Govenor, and what? Obama? It will cost every man ..woman…and child $50,000 each to get us out of the financial mess this administration has created. I don’t know why more people rant terrified to re-elect the Dems back into office.

          • rockin_the_bay_in_Tampa

            Just because he is a business man does not qualify him to be president…the US is NOT a business and is NOT run like a business–it is not IN business to make a profit…

          • davia55

            Oh you poor naive child. Because this country has not been treated like a business, it is well on its way to the poor house. To “make a profit” is far better than being 17 trillion in debt. Remember Kennedy, “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country”, well that isnt happening. This country is turning into a welfare state, and expecting the government to pay their way. If this Obamacare passes, it will be the last straw for the deficit. Your children and grandchildren will curse you for this massive debt.

          • Phillip25050

            so you are really in denial! poor davia55! we do not need any more business men from the Gop. particularly Mit nad Ryan. check out Mitt’s record as a business man and governor . then write again. as far as the massive debt the Gop was handed a surlpus, when clinton left office, and the Gop ran up the massive debt counting on the american people to forget? I doubt that we will.

          • davia55

            look, I have checked him out. Everyone is so freakin concerned about his tax returns, and not taking the time to CHECK HIM OUT. As his time as govenor, he paid off 3 billion dollars in deficit, and set up a health care system for the state. Maybe you should look into him also. He comes from a background of business people who we need to get us out of this mess. We have tried the communitiy activist, guess what, it isn’t working.

          • Joseph Hemphill

            the only one laughing their ass off is you and it’s because you are a lunatic.

          • joyscarbo

            NO, we SHOULD NOT stop blaming Bush. That is exactly what is wrong with this country. When we do screw it up, we just want to sweep it under the carpet- how incredibly short-sighted. The Bush administration is directly responsible–legally, morally and ethically–for cooking up fake “intellegence” and sending thousands of our soldiers to their death in Iraq. Thousands more of our soldiers are forever changed by the battle physical and pshychological battle scars. I’ve seen them and care for them, first hand, as an ER nurse. The president of the USA has an absolute responsibility to ensure beyond any reasonable doubt that there is a clear and present danger BEFORE they send our people into war. HE FAILED, period. Bush proved that absolute power corrupts absolutely.

            You right-wingnut, neocon, republicans like to call those of us who question HOW and WHY this kind of atrocity comitted upon our own people has happened? We held Saddam Hussein responsible for atrocities against his own people, yet you think we should quit blaming Bush for using phoney intellegence as an excuse to go to war??? Bush can get a pass by saying, “Whoops? Did I do that?!” without even a backwards glance?!

            While you’re worried about the deficit…much of it directly related to the 8 years of Bush’s irresponsible, HUGE government…$50k per person is nothing compared what our soldiers will be dealing with for many years to come. Right now, more than 60% of all Iraq and Afghanistan veterans- numbering over 1.25 million- are filing disability claims with the federal government through the Veterans Administration. The cost of supporting these vets (and they should ABSOLUTELY be supported) will cost well into the trillions. But don’t you conservatives consider those “entitlement checks,” which aren’t very favored- right?

      • How wonderful for you to maintain objectivity and perspective!

      • Ken

        And your point is what? We’re talking about an idiot claiming one vote as Foreign Policy experience.

      • rockin_the_bay_in_Tampa

        So what is your point…no one said democrats were angels. It is just republicians do things that directly affect millions of people’s lives, pocket books, civil rights, etc. and go about it in an “our way or the highway” mentality. Furthermore, they generally watch out for big oil, big business, and the very rich and to Hell with everybody else. Democrats generally try to pass things that make people’s lives easier and more pleasureable, comfortable, and less worry. If it wasn’t for a Democrat (FDR) we would not have the things we enjoy today like the national parks system, social security, Tennessee Valley Athority, FDIC (deposit insurance), credit unions, civil works adm. (provided employment for repair and building of the national park system, roads, bridges, dams , etc.), welfare for the poor just to name a few. If it wasn’t for a democrat (Johnson) we would not have Medicare for seniors. The conservative republicans fought tooth and nail to stop all of it…they hated Roosevelt! It was the republicians that stopped presidents from seeking relection for more than 2 terms after Roosevelt was relected to 4 terms. After Roosevelt died in office in 1945, the nation cried! Do your history. The things you mentioned above are chicken shit compared to some of the things the republicans have done…Watergate-Richard Nixon, The Iraq/Afgan wars-GW Bush, national debt skyrocketed due to buildup of arms during the Reagan adm. (which is why our debt is so high today), the Great Depression started under republican Herburt Hoover in 1929, just to name a few. Now, the republicians are at it again trying to dismantle or “privatize” all the social safety nets which would only benifit a small few by making them very rich, namely the insurance companies and laying the burden on the middle class and the poor to pay for it.

        • davia55

          before you start spewing history…you better learn some history. The great depression wasnt just in the USA it was global. WW2 was just ending in the 40’s so globally everything was going great. Thats why there was a baby boom, and life was good. Obama promised employment, bring the troups back, and everything else that was on their wish list. If any group said “I want (fill in the blank)” he would promise it. OK Bush had a lot of things on his plate when he was Prez, but as much as everyone bashed him, he was re-elected to a second term. That was the peoples choice. Right now there are 110 million people on welfare, there is almost 9 percent unemployment, the troups are not coming home, they are being deployed. I am not saying who to vote for, but at least expect the next administration to live up to some of their promises. I don’t want promises, I want someone who can do the job. This administration is costing us too much, financially and globally.

          • Do you really believe that Romney is going to suddenly produce jobs, improve the economy for the lower and middle class? His purpose will be to fulfill the promises he made to his superpak supporters and they will benefit, not you. There was plenty of opportunity for the republicans to work with Obama, but they did not. They would not even approve the jobs bill, even tho they agree with it. Why? As McConell’s only goal as well as all the other republicans, including the republican who had all the repubs sign the pledge that the rich would not pay higher taxes, wanted Obama out office. Just think how well off the country would be today if even a little cooperation had been given by the repubs.

          • davia55

            I am saying, we have tried the community activist, and as much as he has charmed many people in this country, we need more than charm. I am not saying Romney, I am saying anyone, someone, that knows what they are doing. I dont believe Obama has learned he cannot buy his way out of this mess. Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if Obama gets back in, it just frightens me. I simply have no faith or trust in his judgement or administration.

          • rockin_the_bay_in_Tampa

            Superbly said…hope people “see” the light!

          • DurdyDawg

            The peoples choice? Then why did the supreme court butt in and give it to Dubya?

      • Joseph Hemphill

        why stop in this century ?? weird post ! like anyone couldn’t copy and paste an identical list of Republicans. Face it, we as a species are weird, crazy and doomed.

      • Txhistoryprof

        And Spiro Agnew – Republican – forced to resign as Vice President of the United States for taking bribes, the only vice president in American history forced to resign from office.

        Richard M. Nixon – Republican – forced to resign as President of the United States for his involvement in the Watergate scandal, the only president in American history forced to resign from office.

      • clydechen

        This guy really tells it it like it was. I say Amen to Him.

      • Jim

        It seems some-one at RNC did their homework. But as Dominick points out there is another side to the coin.

      • Benjamin Magno

        I could cherry-pick Republicans to add to the list. Politicians suck. This article is about another reason Paul Ryan, specifically, sucks. Regardless of party affiliation,”I voted to send people to war” was a stupid thing to say.
        It doesn’t say he may not be qualified for the job, but giving broad statements with no specifics in the RNC (To be fair, it was about solidifying the party), but when he keeps making thoughtless, callous statements when trying to be specific, it’s telling, and not weighting the argument in his favor. If your reply is “LOOK AT WHAT SOME DEMOCRATS HAVE DONE!!”, then you may just want to carry tinfoil. Instead of even opening your mouth, you can show people something shiny.

    • onedonewong

      No because she LIED in her testimony before Congress and yet nothing was done ala Holder. Guess only Rep are punished for lying to congress. Akin got his advise about Rape from Bill Clinton who told him it depends on what is is..
      Lets see we have Barak who has spent taxpayers $$$ to send millions of jobs overseas. To countries like China, Finland, Brazil, Mexico, Iran, Syria and Cuba to name juts a few.
      The only thing we have ever received from Dem’s is higher gas prices increasing food prices 10’s of millions unemployed and a debt loan on the unborn of $150,000. Coupled with the killing of 1,000,000 children every year, that’s sure a record to be proud of. They have even managed to bankrupt Social Security

      • highpckts

        Onedonewrong – no, Obama did not bankrupt social security! Congress has been using it for a slush fund for years and now there are nothing but IOU’s! You cannot blame everything on Obama unless you are a total Cretan!

        • onedonewong

          I didn’t blame ONLY Obama but the Dem’s in general. Lets take a look at the program when it was launched
          The cap on wages that would incur the tax was $1600 and the taxpayers were promised it would never increase and was voluntary. The taxpayers were promised that it would be a separate trust fund and would never be part of the federal budget. The $$ contribute would before taxes and the proceeds wouldn’t be taxed.
          Fast forward to LBJ he made SS part of the Unitary budget to fund his War on Poverty.
          Then future Dem Presidents and congress’s raised the amount of wages that contributions 8 times. The the money that was contributed was after tax and the the proceeds were Taxed and the last nail was Carter allowing illegals and those who never contributed to take from the pot.
          Sorry Democrats have RUINED social security. I will never get back what I paid in let alone interest. My Children will never get anything from their contributions

        • rockin_the_bay_in_Tampa

          You said it!

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    • Preach brother. Wish I could post this on my face book wall.

    • davia55

      dominick you’re the problem with blogs. You take someone like Rush and think what he says is worthwhile. Get a grip on the polictical atmosphere and go from there. Nobody cares what Rush Boy has to say. He isn’t running for a political platform. Next thing you will be quoting Jerry Springer…lol

  • “I voted to send people to war.”

    FAIL

  • JohnRNC

    Shoot first & ask questions later…. Nah, just keep shooting.

  • And he is running for vice president? I hope the voters are smarter than that.

    • highpckts

      Are you kidding? Just look at some of the post on this site! The right wing is totally brainwashed! It has nothing to do with truth!

  • Rayn said he wanted to protect medicare for his Mother ? but what he did not say was how he intented to gut medicare for those under 55. As long as his mother gets it that is all he cares about so he does not have to contribute to her care, he knows he will be taken care of by the goverment and his wealthy friends.

    • The problem is worse than that, he didn’t explain how MEDICARE will be funded for people like his mother when he removes contributor under 55 from the system. Without their contributions, how is the system going to function? Is he going to raise income taxes to offset the MEDICARE revenues losses associated with his decision? Is he going to ask seniors to pay higher MEDICARE fees? Or does he know the system will collapse, and doesn’t care, because he has enough money to pay for his Mom’s care?

      • grammyjill

        Since he is seventh gen. rich, I imagine his mom has loads too! No problems for her.

      • Phillip25050

        The answer to all of your questions will start with the word Probably!!! when back into a corner Mitt Romney and Ryan use the word Probably. watch out for that word in future debates. Americans we must Follow these men records! PROBABLY IS NOT AN OPTION BUT A DISTRACTION FROM THE TRUTH.

    • Joseph Hemphill

      his mother doesn’t need nor probably uses medicare, they are wealthy, they don’t live like the middle class or poor.

  • Germansmith

    The problem is not Romney or Ryan or what they believe.
    The problem is that involved small minorities are setting both political parties agendas.

    Reasonable people are not involve and all we get as choices are these extreme republicans or a really detached Obama that has squandered his political future and legacy by following the extreme left of the party.

    • johninPCFL

      He hasn’t followed the extreme left. The money spent every year is dictated by Congress, who has been ruled by the GOP from 1994 through 2006 and 2010 thru today. The extreme social agenda of the far right has blocked any meaningful reform, so this Congress funds everything by CRs, which means no meaningful cuts to spending.

      You can rightfully assign the $1T+ deficits from 2010 on to the tea party extremists and those of 2008 and 2009 to GOP obstructionists, who felt that 15 bills outlawing abortion funding (when it’s been against federal law to fund it since the 1990s) were far more important than passing meaningful legislation.

      • Edsanjuan

        johnin: “He hasn’t followed the extreme left.” you say? Say again?
        Then again, “followed” might not be the correct word. How about “led”?
        Oh, brother !!

        • johninPCFL

          “He hasn’t followed the extreme left.” He hasn’t led it either. His positions are exactly the same ones espoused by the GOP during the 1980s and 1990s. Reagan enacted a stimulus in the 1980s, signed 13 tax increases into law (including one of the four largest in history), enacted amnesty for illegals, and ran the national debt from $400B to $4T. GWB enacted TARP (passed by a GOP-led Congress), enacted the unfunded expansion of Medicare (passed by a GOP-led Congress), and ran the debt up from $5.8T to $12T.

          Where, exactly, do you see any deviation from past GOP policies?

          • Edsanjuan

            johnin: Where do you get your “facts”?
            OF COURSE, Obama is an exact replica of Ronald Reagan …. and Reagan also wanted to “spread the wealth around” …. and the Statue of Liberty was actually a gift from the Fiji Islands !
            P.S. – I own this bridge in Brooklyn I want you to check out …

          • metrognome3830

            OMG, are you posting under more than one name?

            Have a nice day!

          • Edsanjuan

            metrognome: Sorry to disappoint you but no, I am not ObozoMustGo (OMG as you so affectionately call him). I am honored, though, that you confused me with him. It’s me, Edsanjuan, really, your friend always willing to correct you and set you on the right (pun intended, sorry) path.
            Be well and, as OMG would say, have a nice day !

          • metrognome3830

            OK Ed, just wanted to make sure. I’m so fortunate to have you and OMG to keep me on the “right” path. Lots of luck with that.

            Be well yourself and may both you and OMG have a nice day!

          • DukeDacat

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  • exitright

    Watching Ryan – the way he moves his head, where he put his arms, plus
    the way he speaks – he strikes me as being too immature to hold the office
    of VP , much less possibly the Presidency.

    • Rather have him than bimbo Binden!

      • rustingdreams

        John, I have to give you credit. You are very, very good a hurling insults. Unfortunately, there seems to be no logic behind what you’re saying. I’m guessing that you are one of those who could care less about what Romney and Ryan stand for. You’d vote for anyone who’s name is not Obama. How about Donald Trump? Would he make a good President? How about Mickey Mouse? Get the point? We will be in big trouble if there are too many that use your reasoning in the pipeline!

      • Dianes4babies

        Um, who’s the real bimbo….It’s Biden, not Binden!

      • grammyjill

        Do you have any women in your life that you care about? Ryan is a woman hater. He is so prolife that not even to save a womans life is a reason for abortion. He wants to distroy medicare. No overseas experience except voting to start a war. The guy should go home and grow up!
        Joe may use plain language but he is for us, not just for rich people. By the way most rich people are against them too!

    • exitright:
      You are so perceptive ! But I guess that not even you have noticed the following in Ryan (which, of course, make him ineligible to be VP):
      1) His little toe on his left foot, … or is it his right foot? …. yeah, that’s it! .. his right foot, … is actually smaller than his other toes …
      2) Zantac doesn’t alleviate his heartburn …
      3) There is a rumor that he doesn’t like Schezuan food ….
      4) And, yeah, you are right, the way he moves his head and his lips when he speaks…
      Additionally, compare his INexperience to Obama’s looooong experience as a national and international figure when he was chosen as our candidate after 3 looooong and productive years as US Senator.
      … GIVE ME A BREAK !!
      Oh, brother …..

      • Joseph Hemphill

        the way he moves his lips and head because he is nothing but a meat puppet to the ultra wealthy billionaires financing this sham of a republican campaign.

      • exitright

        You only had 4 points there – you missed the fact that his hair looks exactly like Eddie Munster (he must have heard that
        before because he has been trying to comb it different lately) and you also didn’t mention that he is forced to run with a
        Presidential candidate that walks like he is ready to pee his pants and can’t wait to get to a bathroom.  Just trying to help
        you out.

  • nomaster

    Willard the Rat man picked Ryan the Rat from his bag of tricks to solidify his base not for his foreign policy experience. Neither have any. Maybe he will have to dig deeper in his bag of tricks for something better.

  • michael digiaccomo

    And refreshh my memory, what were Obama’s foreign policy credentials four years ago ? And wasn’t he actually running for president ? Guve me a break on this drivel.

    • johninPCFL

      Ryan is making a deal out of it. Obama didn’t. If he makes a BIG DEAL out of it, his bonafides come open for question.

      Deal with it.

  • riobob111

    If He and Romney get in the USA will lose, at home and abroad

    • We have been losing with Obama..home and abroad! High unemployment…numbers of people on welfare and record numbers on food stamps..billions of tax payers money lost on his “green programs”…and a joke in the middle east with Russia slapping our face who view Obama as weak. How anyone could vote for 4 more years of this is beyond me!

      • phantomoftheopera

        most of which is a direct result of a) bush policy and b) republican refusal to even discuss compromise and c) tea party belief that only they count (“let them die” if they don’t have health insurance)

        • Don

          I say we have another Tea Party and dunk all the Tea pary members in the B oston Harbor.

          • WhutHeSaid

            I second that. With or without their white hoods on?

          • grammyjill

            Any large body of water would do. I don’t think Mr. Patrick would like it though. He’s trying to clean up the harbor. Wouldn’t like it polluted again!

      • @ john what do you know about abroad you that you never leave your state even you county. do you even have a passport if yes open it and see if it ever stamp with foreigh stamp of entrance. meaning you got nothing to say about abroad. how many america ever say he is scare travelling since Obama took over from bush. agreed obama went round the Globe not to ridicule america but to amends all the errors committted by the Republican, i owning american passport i know what was the reaction of people toward america before and now. if you ever travel of the country you wil understand what am talking about. concerning within america , you are a person of color which is making you having bad mind of what Obama is doing. so am not surprise. go and vote mitt/ryan in you will turn to pink when you walk around the street everyday with your ordinary pie. sumalia will reject you if you ever know where is that” don;t crack your brain is one of the poorest country in africa” will look like heaven to you then. wake up
        even the GOP know that mitt is not the best candidate but beacause of the party they got no choice. wait and see……………….

      • Dianes4babies

        You are wrong! Pres. Obama has brought back America’s standing in the world! No one has ever said that he is weak except the righties in this country who are on the anti-Obama band wagon!

      • davia55

        Hey John. This site should be called Obama Memo. They never have anything negative to say about Obama and everything negative about any other party. This site is intended soley for the Dems to come and pat themselves on the back. No point trying to make sense of any of this.

        • metrognome3830

          Yes, your previous post was a model of positive, upbeat thought. And so fair-minded, too.

      • You may have forgotten this, but the unemployment rate on President Obama’s inauguration day was 7.8% and climbing, a record number of people were losing their houses or cars because they could not pay their mortgages or car payments, the economy – according to President Bush – was on the verge of collapse, he signed the TARP in an effort to save our investment banks, and consumer confidence and the stock market were at near record lows. Blaming the person that inherited that mess for it may find fertile ground among people suffering from amnesia, I doubt too many people in this blog will buy what you are selling. As far as supporting emerging technologies that would create jobs in the USA and help reduce our dependence on foreign oil, that should remain one of our top priorities. Why are people throughout the world in favor of supporting ocompanies engaged in the development of solar and wind energy, including providing them with government subsidies, to ensure they continue to prosper and the only thing we can think of is demonize ours?

        • highpckts

          Because the GOP is self serving and figure that most are too old to suffer the consequences of pollution, ruined aquifers, treeless plains, etc.! If we don’t invest green energy we are lost! I am not a “tree hugger” but next to saving our natural resources so our kids have what we enjoy now, the deficit pales in comparison!!

      • Don

        So,you want four more years of the eight years that the Republicans had to do what was right for our country. Obama came in at the wrong time. There was not much that hwe could do and bringing in another Republican will be a big blow against the American people who will lose their Social Security as well as their Medicare. So, what yoy want, you may get, and I am sorry for you.

      • dellmartin

        John, you appear to be sincere but you are extremely misguided. We all know GWB caused the depression (some call it a recession, but it is a depression by definition… but hey, that’s just a word). When President Obama took office, neither he nor the rest of America (except GW’s circle of thugs) knew the war was NOT FUNDED… NOT IN THE BUDGET. So as usual, the Democrat had to be the grown up and make that right. That’s the way his administration started… so far behind the 8 ball without yet doing a single thing. And I don’t think our president would have believed that the obstructionist congress would put their hate of him ahead of the well-being of America, but that’s exactly what they are doing. They would rather see President Obama fail than see America suceed. That’s pretty pathetic. And you’re simply wrong about the rest of the world thinking the president is weak. Exactly the opposite is true.

      • We can vote for the President again because the Republicans have not given us an exceptable alternative. Abroad, Romney managed to piss off our most ardent supporters. At home, Romney wants to continue subsidies to the fossil fuel industry. We have massive unemployment because our financial industry ran us off a cliff and are posed to do it again. We have a lot of people on food stamps because they are under employed and working for peanuts. There is not enough oil in the world for our future needs – We Must invest in green technology. We are a joke in the middle east because of the policies of Bush.

        As liberal as I am, I would vote for Romney, IF you could show me his detailed and workable plans to fix the issues your post high lights.

        • grammyjill

          I wouldn’t vote for romney if he was the only one running. I saw him as govenor. He sucked! And he put Mass. eighteen billion dollars in debt! If he does that on a national scale, we become a third world country!

      • Justin Napolitano

        John, Give it a break. We have heard that BS enough.
        We were losing 750,000 jobs a month when Obama came into office so I don’t want to read your obviously biased post.
        If I were to name just one great thing Obama did it was to get us out of Iraq.
        Ask Ryan what he has done that got us out.

        • highpckts

          Ryan voted for the war, in fact that is what he sights as experience in foreign policy!! Please!!

      • Phillip25050

        the GOP plan is what they will “probably” do. they use the word probably a lot , while trying to address americans as to how they will run government.It is two late the record of both men and gop speaks volumes. the truth is we the american people know the plan. they do not have a plan for the 99%
        except to cut programs for the poor, tax the middle class and do away with entitlements, so that the 1% can become wealthier.
        the more they try to explain a plan, the more their lies catch up with them. listen to them explain why there are no jobs, while leaving out the fact that they have blocked every jobs bill president Obama put forth. Romney’s wife recently said”we are going to take back the white house and an earlier quote “It’s our turn now” why is it no one asked her what she meant by such comments?
        their ignorance is blatant and bliss.

      • Phillip25050

        oh yea, by the way you do not go to someones home and insult the people who
        live there, as Romeny did in England with allies. so much for foreign policy. that demonstrates weak and rude.

      • highpckts

        John-obviously a LOT of things are beyond you!

      • Joseph Hemphill

        I think the entire discussion is beyond you.

  • carsrus

    Does Ryan have the experinece to be 2nd in command? U bet my ass he does! Barack Obama has NO abilty after 3+ horrible years to govern! Obama has divided this nation more than it was divided by race, creed and financial status in the 50’s! Obama is NOT up to being President nor VP! AND, we have an out of control, foot in mouth VP whos’ a heart beat away from ther nuclear button! GOD help US through to November 6,2012, when Obozo and the Clown will be sent packing!

    • pattijo2

      Obama has NOT divided this nation, the right and the Republicans decided they were not going to accept the legitimacy of his presidency; hence the division that is seen today.

    • highpckts

      Excuse me?? Who is a heartbeat away from the nuclear button!! You jest of course! With Romney’s hawkish views and his “diplomacy” ????? ROFL!!

  • Why is this question even being asked of Paul Ryan? Asking if the VP is qualified to be Commander-in-Chief when never questioning Obama’s qualifications as The President to be?
    I believe the President is a person that picks the best people for certain advise, and like Romney, that person is intelligent, clear headed, and had the experience to pick people and a good judge of character. Paul Ryan is very similar in those regards and I would feel very comfortable if he was to be Comander-in-Chief, more so than Joe Biden.

    • rustingdreams

      Paul and Cindy, you’re kidding right? His only real experience is in renaming a post office and taxing arrows. Wake up and smell the roses!

    • Dianes4babies

      You want someone to be our VP, and possibly president someday, who votes to go to war, and brags that that is his claim to fame???! Something very wrong there. You must be one of those who would vote for just ANYBODY, as long as he is not Obama, right?

    • metrognome3830

      I hate to burst your little bubble, PaulCindy, but the president usually picks the VP candidate who can bring him the votes he might not get if he picked somebody qualified. It has been that way for a long, long time.

  • Any Members of Congress supporting legislation authorizing the Invasion of Iraq are in violation of the Oath of Office. They failed to uphold Article 6 Paragraph 2 of the U. S.
    Constitution regarding ‘Treaties’. They are in direct violation of the Geneva Conventions 1,2,3 and possibly4 and the U.N. Charter. After the occupation of Iraq, The Nurenberg Accords, and US Uniform Code of Military were violated. I know most Americans regard these rules with a wink and a nod. That is why we are in the jam we are in. Paul Ryan is technically ineligible for office. I realize that the Republican (Tea Party) regard Mr Ryan as a great american. I find him repugnant, evil and the epitome of the right wing reactionary zealots of the Republican Party, nationally. The Republican Party is Fascist by nature, bordering on Anarchy. Paul Ryan is the most dangerous tyrant to come on the scene since the 1920’s. We all know what happened then.

  • “I’ve been in a Congress for a number of years,” he said. “That’s more experience than Barack Obama had when he came into office.” Perhaps he should have stopped there, but instead blundered on: “I voted to send people to war.”/// yes eddie monster look alike . you voted to send our ppl. to war . hmmmm i wonder if you might of had a different thought if it was you yourself was the one to fight ? well lil eddie you sent ppl. to war . you sent ppl. from this country to war to die . and you set back and seems like ur prode of it . well lil eddie monster you are a monster in every sence of the word . not only did you sent the ppl. of this country to war to die for something that wasnt even true . irq haveing nuke weapons .(witch thy didnt have ) but little did you know that maybe it was them that was keeping iran in check . but now that there gone irans is to be making nuke weapons. well lil eddie monster you and the anti-christ romney is takeing the ppl. and the country to H-E-L-L with you not only did you vote to a war that got the ppl of this country killed (and one persons too many ) but now you want to take away the ppls, health ins. and what give tickets to some of them . what ones you going to give the tickets to lil eddie uir mother ? its not the blind leading the blind with the pair of you (a pair that swings in a bulls sack ) its the evil leaning the evil

  • cfba_usa

    sen.ryan is the epitome of hypocrisy!

  • Unlike the American people, who turned decisively against the war years ago, and have condemned it by large majorities as a waste of blood and treasure, he apparently still believes it was a swell idea/// but a war that wasnt paid for . and now he and the anti-christ romney want to still yell that thy dont want to raise taxes . ok well do you feel that you paying 16 to 20% taxes lil eddie is fair when all others pay 30 to 35% or how about ur swinging buddy the anti-christ romney . do yo realy feel that he should only pay 13 % while ur paying 16 to 20 % urself . do you feel that the anti-christ is better then you even ?

  • Ryan believes that the Iraq misadventure was worth three trillion dollars it has cost so far (and presumably the lost and destroyed lives of Americans and Iraqis, all the dead, wounded, orphaned, and traumatized, as well)./// good thing to run on lil eddie monster you and the anti-christ will lead the country stright to H-E-L-L well yes i do belive that you two should be there but dont bring the rest of the country to the anti-christ,s home with you

  • clarenceswinney

    Back to COUNTY banking like S&L–local owners-local loans-local wealth recirculated in A county Americans want their pound of flesh, and rightfully so. We’ve seen our bankers commit every kind of financial crime imaginable. They trade on insider information. They manipulate markets. They rig bets. They fix prices. They sell securities that are designed to fail so that they can bet against them. They launder money for rogue nations. They create too-big-to-fail banks that gamble with impunity knowing that we will bail them out again and again. And they collectively crashed the economy causing 8 million workers to lose their jobs.5 too big to fail hold 50% deposits in 50% of 7000- and 10 hold 80%=MONOPOLY

    • rustingdreams

      You’re exactly right Clarence! The banks are our #1 problem. They are concerned only with how much money they can make for themselves, including execs, stockholders, etc. & to hell with the other 98%. Sound like anyone else we know? Maybe less regulation would help.

      • clarenceswinney

        SOUNDS LIKE WASHINGTONDC

        CONGRESS AND WHITE HOUSE ARE OWNED BY $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.

        GET $$$$$ OUR OF OUR GOVERNMENT

        IT IS A SHAME THAT OUR SENATOR WAS A FRESHMAN AND HAD 1.3M IN HIS CAMPAIGN PIGGY BANK ONLY A FEW MONTHS AFTER BEING ELECTED

        Max Baucus—Chair Senate Finance Comm—70% poll for Public option–

        Bill hit his comm— first act—removed public option for debate

        shocked me—I trusted him. Zap. Report=he had $1,900,00 in his campaign kitty from health care industry..

        The millions spent by thousands of Lobbyists expect favors. Buy them.

        We need a Washington revolution and kick all out

        Obama lost me with Gay Marriage. Totally disgusted. I am in a position I trust no one in Washington. I know few are very good but $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ BUYS ANYONE

        $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ OUT OF GOVERNMENT—— QUICK

        NYT had superb article on Wall Street employees going into many many many government jobs in Congress and White House

        They left for a much lower paying job.

        Conclusion—Wall Street biggies are placing them in positions to make decisions for Wall Street.
        Pay under table or? Many have done this. Worked in Wash for few years then back to Wall street into a higher paying job

        This is sad sad. RULES MUST CHANGE

        NO $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ IN WASHINGTON

        NYT had article on Interconnectivity between Board Of Directors in WSA firms
        You vote for my pay+pension I vote for yours

        sickening

        5 big banks own 50% of deposits in 7000 banks and 10 own 80%

        Restate Glass Steagall—separate Casinos from local banks

        County Banking Systems—local wealth kept local to create more local wealth and jobs
        WASHINGTON SOLUTIONS (Congress + White House)

        Requires overturning Corp is a person

        1.. fed fund election—6 mos-3 primary 3 general—free equal tv time—debate a week=12=adequate to evaluate candidates NO $$ =O
        2.. Since they will not need campaign funds Ban them from receiving anything of a financial value this closes K St.
        3.. Progressive Flat Tax by group—We have the income to pay our way-do it
        We rank #2 as lowest taxed in OECD nations. We have an income of $14,00 billion yet tax 2400 and borrow 1300. Dumb?
        clarence swinney Lifeaholics of America Political Historian for 21 years

        —– Original Message —–
        From: Disqus
        To: [email protected]
        Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 1:45 PM
        Subject: [thenationalmemo] Re: The Wrong Kind Of Experience: Paul Ryan’ s Big Foreign Policy Credential

        rustingdreams wrote, in response to clarenceswinney:

        You’re exactly right Clarence! The banks are our #1 problem. They are concerned only with how much money they can make for themselves, including execs, stockholders, etc. & to hell with the other 98%. Sound like anyone else we know? Maybe less regulation would help.

        Link to comment

      • highpckts

        Yeah let’s hear it for less regulation!!

  • how can anybody pay any attention to someone like Akin who can actually think that a woman’s body can protect her from becoming pregnant if she gets raped ? A woman’s body is a wonderfull work of nature but not for this kind of thing . A man that would say such a thing is worse than the person doing the raping . he should be punished just like the rapist be cut off his balls.I don’t see where the GOP gets their ideas about women in the first place . A woman don’t get pregnant by her self she has help from a man who is just as gulity as the woman of immoral conduct if they are not married . Lets put half the blame on the man that we put on the woman . If he rapes her then all the blame belongs on the man. I wonder if Akin has something in his background he is trying to cover up . I would bet that Limbaugh does . The only way that he could get a woman to marry him is he has money and I hope his wife take him for a ride one of these days .When you call a woman a whore because she takes birth control pills to prevent he from getting don’t mean she is going out every night and screwing every body that comes along . She might be afraid that she might be raped as so many are these days . There are to many Catholic beliefs in our government today like you should not take birth control pills . I don’t know where they get this idea from My Bible don’t say a thing about that. The Catholic Bible does not read like mine . Our governmrnt is not suppose to make any law to respect any religilion.

  • God bless America

  • “I voted to send people to war.” m,mm, mmm, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm .

  • Hell! You all elected the current President without any thought to his lack of experience at … everything. Now this is suddenly a concern? Get real!

    • highpckts

      And you voted for McCain who already had his finger on the button To continue the spending and destruction of human life without any kind of diplomacy???

  • dalnb

    In a televised interview with Ryan yesterday he mentioned his Ryan Budget had bipartisan support. When asked how much he said he had ONE Democrat who supported the budget. The host stated he does not think one person from the opposite party justifies bipartisan support but Ryan argued that it does. They have used that term in everything they do to the point it is an automatic comment regardless of what they discuss.

    This I think is why we get no where in Washington. Success there is in the eyes of the beholder and it seems most feel satisfied if they can stop, delay or confuses any issue!

  • Otto Stuber

    Talk softly and carry a big stick. it worked before and it will work again

  • The WAR IN IRAQ will actually be used as internal political capital WITHIN IRAN to justify extremist positions there. The cost for all of us will be immense. The US has fueled AL-QAEDA unintentionally by giving them validity in the form of a political platform and by logistically placing millions of battlefield weapons in their geo-political theatre. Now, we are doing the equivalent thing with rogue sovereign states

  • Remind me again what kind of Foreign Policy experience Obama had when he took office? Oh, none? That’s what I thought. He couldn’t even negotiate peace within the Chicago gang-banging community.

    Hope and Change? My ass!!!

    • ObozoMustGo

      Rob… now now now… You are not allowed to point out the hypocrisy of the leftist turds floating around in this septic tank called “The Memo”. hehehehehehe

      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

      • Justin Napolitano

        Go Away Obozo, Republican mouthpiece. Call your handlers and tell them that you posted your normal BS and please send your check.
        Have a nice day.

        • ObozoMustGo

          JN…. you’re one those turds to which I refer…. I’m just sayin…

          Have a nice day!

          “One way to make sure crime doesn’t pay would be to let the government run it.” – Ronald Reagan

          • WhutHeSaid

            Bozo, please go back to your trailer park and mind your sister (you never know when she might be cheating on you).

          • highpckts

            Omg – well go say it some where else!

      • metrognome3830

        OMG . . . What has Rob done to show the difference between Obama’s foreign policy experience and Romney and/or Ryan’s foreign experience? So of what worth was his reply? Rob’s replies are always pointless and probably always will be. I go with WhutHeSaid regarding Rob. Frankly, I would feel embarrassed if Rob were on my side.

        Have a nice day!

        • ObozoMustGo

          Metro… I often do my best to save you embarrassment. After all, it should be embarrassing enough just admitting you’re a DemoncRAT, let alone voted for Obozo!

          Rob makes a good point by contrasting Romney/Ryan’s exposure to foreign matters at this stage of running to Obozo’s who had ZERO national experience and foreign exposure at the same time. That’s all he said. And he was correct to say so. It’s a fair observation and comparison.

          Have a nice day!

          “Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.” – Ronald Reagan

          • metrognome3830

            I guess if you are pointing out that neither Obama or Romney/Ryan had any significant foreign experience, it’s A point, not a particularly “News of the Day” type of point. But as I recall that’s not exactly what Rob’s post said. And I stand by what I said about Rob’s posts. All snark and no substance.

            I must thank you for trying to save me fron embarrassment, but, as you probably know, I am not embarrassed to have voted for Obama. I would have preferred a better candidate, but it wasn’t to be so. And I don’t consider myself a Democrat or a Republican. Nor do I think any thinking person can reasonably pledge 100% support to either party any more.

            Maybe I should limit myself to only responding to your posts.

            Have a great day!

          • highpckts

            OMG – regardless of experience, at least Obama is intelligent and approachable unlike the wooden, condescending, elitist Romney!

    • ExPAVIC

      Robert, Robert, Robert

      Take your meds.

      Foreign Policy Experience?

      Ask Osama Bin Laden, Gadhafi (yes he got him too), 2400 dead al Qaeda, troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan, Hillary Clinton (don’t you discount her you nerd), strikes in Yemen….etc.

      Is that enough until you get your water checked and have your doctor check your meds?

    • WhutHeSaid

      It’s sad to see bigoted knuckle-draggers whining and squealing plaintively as they fade into history……NOT! Please don’t go away squealing, just go away. There is no future for bigots in this country.

  • I believe that Paul Ryan is as stupid on foreign policy as Mitt Romney. When Romney went to England for the Olympic Games he showed just how stupid he is on foreign policy by his comments, and the rest of the world heard about it also. He will never be trusted and will not be excepted warmly, because he is a no it all, who needs to get foot in mouth.

    When Ryan and Romney has the qulifications that Hilary Clinton has and other countries respect them, then they may be usful.

    Long way to go.

    Also the first thing out of Ryans mouth was about Medicare, he lost a lot of people. They lied on what the Preident is trying to do. He took nothing out of Medicare, he wants to merge it into the new system over many years. I am tired of their lies.

    Some of us will never be effected by it.

    • middleclasstaxpayer

      The real question is whetehr Obama is qualified to lead….he has insulted the Queen of England by failing to bow, but unbelievably BOWES TO the King of Saudia Arabia.
      Then he declares the US is NOT a Christian nation, cancels our National Day of Prayer, but recognizes a week of celebration for Muslims. Add to all this his continuing to insist on MORE Taxes, NOT to reduce the deficit, but so he can spend more??? And of course his policy of attempting to turn the many against the few by demonizing the one sector of our population that historically created 80% of all the jobs and pays a like amount of all the federal taxes??? Sorry to say, but our leader is a loser, and out of touch with the rest of the world…..Greece & Spain tried what he proposes, and not one of us would trade places with them and their economy’s crash and destruction.

      • ExPAVIC

        MIDDLE

        You are full of male bovine fecal matter. No American citizen is ever expected to bow to any foreign royalty, EVER. And while the first statement is true, the second one is FALSE, Obama did not BOW but merely head nodded which is acceptable for all foreign royalty, but not idiots like you.

        Another instance of American Taliban Republican misinformation.

      • RUKIDENME

        If you are really a middle class taxpayer then you would support President Obama’s stand for the middle class. Either your wealthy and trying to increase your wealth even more or your voting against the countries and your own self interest.

        • ObozoMustGo

          RU… I’ve been waiting for one of you leftist nutjobs to say that we are “voting agains the country’s and your own self-interest” because I am dying to hear exactly what that means. Translate this phrase into real words and thoughts please.

          Have a nice day!

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

          • RUKIDENME

            Well I’ll try to spell it out so even someone mentally challenged as you may understand. I will explain one item, so please pay attention. Romney/Ryan propose lowering the tax rate for high wage earners and at the same time eliminating many deductions the middle class rely on. ie; mortgage interest, college tuition, health care costs. That is an increase of $1,000 to $2,000 per family. But you being in the upper class will enjoy having your taxes cut.

      • metrognome3830

        With your “keen” understanding of the country’s situation, and with all your hard fast facts — how did you ever make it to the middle class?

      • highpckts

        Again, this country WAS NOT founded on Christian principles! That is why you have separation of church and state! Do you not celebrate Christmas for a week? Do the Jews celebrate for a week ? You talk like a Christian but you only talk a good game. You don’t tolerate anyone who doesn’t believe the way you do! There are radicals in religion and government ! We also have the means to ignore these radicals and one of them is the right to vote! So I choose a President who is trying to be fair above one who’s intentions are perfectly clear and radical!

  • Both Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan have no experience in foreign Policy it all ready know what Mitt Romney did when he went overseas this year he made a fool out of himself and who know”s what Paul ryan wiil do , it might even get worst just think about that one?

  • ObozoMustGo

    Joe Conason…. chief useful idiot at The Memo… nice to see that you continue following the strict directions of the Obozo campaign propagandan machine. They say “jump.” You ask “how high?” Doesn’t really matter what lies or distortions you make up, as long as you follow the narrative that the Obozo campaign wants. And that narrative for the past week has been non-stop character assassination of Paul Ryan by any means necessary. Typical leftist freak strategy. Too bad, it’s not working. In fact, what is appearing more and more clearly every day is just how desparate the Obozo team is getting. They know they are in BIG trouble. You know it too, Joe. It’s why you dedicate 5 out of 7 articles to going after Ryan. And the other 2 are a cartoon and Lenny Pitts’ usual race hustling drivel. Obozo is much more pathetic each passing day. You’re pathetic, as well, Joe. You should be ashamed of yourself for putting your professional integrity aside in favor of your ideology.

    Have a nice day!

    “A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.” – Thomas Jefferson

    • ExPAVIC

      BOZO

      Bozo you clown. There you go again spreading bad information and American Taliban Republican plutocratic male bovine fecal matter.

      I figured you would be a fan of Ryan, the guy in pants replacement for that airhead silly Sarah Palin.

      And, this despite the fact that WRONG WAY RYAN voted for sending troops to Iraq based on the testimony of one UN Weapons Inspector who later recanted his original statements and stated finding NO, NONE, NEIN, NADA, NIENTE WMDs in Iraq. You listening G.W. Bush?

      So now the ATR has two in line for “Commander in Chief (for all armed forces)” neither of which have come anywhere close to serving their country in the military (and that includes RoMoney’s FIVE SONS TOO).

      So BOZO, you think about this as you continue to rant about your unqualified candidates who hope to fool all of the people all of the time.

    • Justin Napolitano

      Obozo, tell it to those folks that had stock in Lehman Brothers, Enron, Merrill Lynch, Countrywide. AIG and many of the companies Bain Capital raided.
      Perhaps you know being a Republican shill; why would someone need a Swiss bank account, bank accounts in the Bahamas and Cayman Islands?

      • ObozoMustGo

        justin…. you may want to put your hypocrisy back in the closet. Witness:

        Hat tip Callum Borchers, Boston Globe, May 23, 2012 (excerpted)

        President Obama has accepted $92,270 in his last two campaigns from employees of Bain Capital, the private equity firm formerly led by Mitt Romney, which he has villainized for profiting on failed companies that laid off workers.

        Romney has taken $229,650, more than any other politician. But together, Democratic candidates and committees have received more than $1.3 million from Bain Capital workers since the 2008 election cycle – double the amount collected by Republicans.

        The willingness of Obama and his party to fund their campaigns with Bain Capital money threatens to undermine their protests against the manner in which it was earned. Two recent Obama campaign ads have cast Romney and the firm he ran from 1984 to 1999 as “just the opposite of Robin Hood,’’ as one featured worker described them.

        Have a nice day!

        “I’ve never seen a vice president that has made as many mistakes, said as many stupid things. I mean, there’s a real fear that if, God forbid, he ever had to be entrusted with the presidency, whether he really has the mental capacity to handle it. I mean, this guy just isn’t bright.” – Rudy Giuliani

        • metrognome3830

          Oh my God, OMG! Quoting Rudy Giuliani? When there is such a huge number of more quotable people? Rudy Giuliani calling Biden stupid? He (Rudy) amply demonstrated his stupidity by making such a statement in a public place. “Rudy doesn’t talk much, he just opens his mouth to change feet.” – Metrognome3830

          If you can quote yourself, so can I. Have a nice day!

  • Kenneth Bailey

    This GOP duo are totally out of touch with mainstream society not to mention their lack of common sense. Of course when you take a person such as Ryan who’s claim to fame is voting for a war is pretty lame. Of course no one saw him volunteering to go fight the war he voted for nor did we see a Romney brat join the military service either. So what is his point?

    Anyone can be an elected public official if they are willing to say one thing and do another. I was proud of my alma mater until this clown stepped into the limelight. I will never mention my alma mater until the people have had enough time to forget this clown. So lazy he spent his time studying polysci and econ. A real top notch intellectual. Oh well Lyin Ryan and Willard have as much chance of going to the White House as one of my two house cats.

  • Don

    Talk about a man who puts his foot into his mouth, Ryan does just that and Mitt may regret it in the end.

  • onedonewong

    And what was Barak’s foreign POlicy credentials? That he was born in Kenya and went to a Mooslim school in Indonesia?? What was Biteeme’s that he once traveled to Canada to see Niagara Falls from the Canadian side???
    Lets be honest here between Barak, Biteeme and Hilary their foreign policy experience could be placed on a head of a pin and it SHOWS

    • Justin Napolitano

      One done, Your brain could be put on the head of a pin and still have room for a million more brains like yours.

      • WhutHeSaid

        Be fair, OneDingDong has a historic intellect — the world’s first negative IQ.

        • RUKIDENME

          Actually, OneDingDong thought they said trains when they said brains and he said no thanks.

      • onedonewong

        Got nothing HUH???

    • highpckts

      You are the biggest bigot on here!

      • onedonewong

        No the only bigot on this site is the left wing nuts and Barak

  • Justin Napolitano

    Davia55, how convenient that you left off the list of Republicans from the Bush administartion. Here is a partial list that came from Wikipedia:

    Courtney Stadd, NASA chief of staff, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for conspiracy. (2012)[3]
    Scott Bloch was appointed by George W. Bush to head the United States Office of Special Counsel and was sentenced to one month in prison for Contempt of Congress and sentenced to one year of un-supervised probation. Bloch had hired Geeks on Call to scrub his computer of files before they could be examined by Congress. (2010)[4]
    Lewis Libby (R) Chief of Staff to Vice President Dick Cheney (R). ‘Scooter’ was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice in the Plame Affair on March 6, 2007 and was sentenced to 30 months in prison and fined $250,000. His sentence was commuted by George W. Bush (R) on July 1, 2007. The felony remains on Libby’s record though the jail time and fine were commuted.[5]
    Jack Abramoff CNMI scandal involves the efforts of Abramoff to influence Congress concerning U.S. immigration and minimum wage laws. See Legislative branch convictions. Convictions within the Bush administration include:
    David Safavian (R) GSA (General Services Administration) Chief of Staff,[6] found guilty of blocking justice and lying, [7] and sentenced to 18 months[8]
    Roger Stillwell (R) Staff in the Department of the Interior under George W. Bush. Pleaded guilty and received two years suspended sentence. [10]
    Susan B. Ralston (R) Special Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to Karl Rove, resigned October 6, 2006 after it became known that she accepted gifts and passed information to her former boss Jack Abramoff.[9]
    J. Steven Griles (R) former Deputy to the Secretary of the Interior pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and was sentenced to 10 months.[10]
    Italia Federici (R) staff to the Secretary of Interior, and President of the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy, pled guilty to tax evasion and obstruction of justice. She was sentenced to four years probation.[11][12][13]
    Jared Carpenter (R) Vice-President of the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy, was discovered during the Abramoff investigation and pled guilty to income tax evasion. He got 45 days, plus 4 years probation.[14]
    Mark Zachares (R) staff in the Department of Labor, bribed by Abramoff, guilty of conspiracy to defraud. [15]
    Robert E. Coughlin (R) Deputy Chief of Staff, Criminal Division of the Justice Department pleaded guilty to conflict of interest after accepting bribes from Jack Abramoff. (2008) [12]
    Lester Crawford (R) Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, resigned after 2 months. Pled guilty to conflict of interest and received 3 years suspended sentence and fined $90,000. (2006) [16]
    Claude Allen (R) Advisor to President Bush on Domestic Policy, Allen was arrested for a series of felony thefts in retail stores such as Target. (2006) He was convicted on one count and resigned soon after.[17]
    [edit]Legislative branch
    Jack Abramoff CNMI scandal involves the efforts of Abramoff to influence Congressional action concerning U.S. immigration and minimum wage laws. See Executive branch convictions. Congressmen convicted in the Abramoff scandal include:
    Tom DeLay (R-TX) The House Majority Leader was reprimanded twice by the House Ethics Committee and DeLay resigned 9 June 2006.[18] Delay was found to have illegally channeled funds from Americans for a Republican Majority to Republican state legislator campaigns. He was convicted of two counts of money laundering and conspiracy in 2010 and sentenced to three years.[19][20][21]
    Michael Scanlon (R) former staff to Tom DeLay: working for Abramoff, pled guilty to bribery.
    Tony Rudy (R) former staff to Tom DeLay, pleaded guilty to conspiracy.
    James W. Ellis (R) executive director of Tom DeLay’s political action committee, Americans for a Republican Majority (ARMPAC), was indicted by Texas for money laundering. [22]
    John Colyandro (R) executive director of Tom DeLay’s political action committee, Texans for a Republican Majority (TRMPAC), was indicted by Texas for money laundering [22]
    Bob Ney (R-OH) pled guilty to conspiracy and making false statements as a result of his receiving trips from Abramoff in exchange for legislative favors. Ney received 30 months in prison.[23]
    Neil Volz (R) former staff to Robert Ney, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in 2006 charges stemming from his work for Bob Ney. In 2007 he was sentenced to two years probation, 100 hours community service, and a fine of $2,000.[24]
    William Heaton (R), former chief of staff for Bob Ney (R), pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge involving a golf trip to Scotland, expensive meals, and tickets to sporting events between 2002 and 2004 as payoffs for helping Abramoff’s clients.[25]
    John Albaugh (R) former chief of staff to Ernest Istook (R-OK) pled guilty to accepting bribes connected to the Federal Highway Bill. Istook was not charged. (2008) [26][27]
    James Hirni, (R) former staff to Tim Hutchinson (R-AR) was charged with wire fraud for giving a staffer, Don Young (R) of Alaska, a bribe in exchange for amendments to the Federal Highway Bill. (2008) [28]
    Kevin A. Ring (R) former staff to John Doolittle (R-CA) was convicted of five charges of corruption. Doolittle was not charged. [29][30]
    Duke Cunningham (R-California) pleaded guilty on November 28, 2005 to charges of conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud and tax evasion in what came to be called the Cunningham scandal. Sentenced to over eight years in prison.[31]

    • highpckts

      Excellent job!!

  • rustingdreams

    Obozo, nice to have you back! Just wanted you to know that in researching our candidate Romney’s background I found he is indeed quite a religious man. In fact he has and supports the Golden rule: “He who has the gold makes the rules”.

    Have a great afternoon! Another of your “turd” friends.

    • ObozoMustGo

      How you doing rusting? I trust you are well.

      I dont’ really care about Mitt’s religious beliefs. They are his, not mine.

      Funny, you leftists were awful silent about Kerry’s wealth when he ran. You also seem to be silent about Kennedy or Rockefeller money, or any of those super rich DemoncRATS. I supposed their wealth is good wealth, right? I think maybe you may want to put your hypocrisy back in the drawer, buddy.

      Have a great day!

      “No man’s life, liberty, or property is in so much danger as when the legislature is in session.” – Mark Twain

      • metrognome3830

        Well, OMG, I am a leftist turd and I don’t give a damn about Romney’s wealth any more than I cared about Kerry’s, Kennedy’s or Rockefeller’s and I don’t care about any of their religious beliefs or lack thereof. BTW, which Rockefeller are you referring to? I do believe Nelson was a Republican. I think all this uproar about Romney’s wealth was actually started by Republicans posing as Democrats and stirring things up. Then they ran back to the other side and claimed to be victims of hypocrisy. So, how’s that for a conspiracy theory?

        Have a great day!

        • ObozoMustGo

          But Metro, if you read my comment more carefully (if you’re thinking of the one I posted earlier today) you will note that I exempted some on here from the grouping of “leftist turds”. You are most certainly one of those that I consider exempted, my friend. You know that.

          Have a nice day!

          “No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth!” – Ronald Reagan

          • metrognome3830

            Oh dear, you mean I labeled myself a “leftist turd” and I’m not? Oh, shit!

            Well, thanks for the exemption.

            Have a great day!

      • highpckts

        His wealth doesn’t matter! It’s his used car salesman look that says he will cheat if he can! He has nothing to lose! He’s set for life! Good for him but I wouldn’t trust him with the spare change in my coffee can!!

  • hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha…………..

  • howa4x

    He should be asked what he thinks about a war wiht Iran. Does he support Romney’s hawkish veiws? It seems like he didn’t learn any lessons from the invasion of Iraq. The real truth about it was our need for cheap oil. Iraq had 1/4 of the world’s reserves and that is why 2 oil men choose invasion, and they thought they would be welcomed with open arms and and oil deal was imminent, but not so. Is Ryan ready to bring back the draft or keep the burden on the middle and lower classes to fight future ones. The 3 trillion spent there could have repaired every bridge in the country, and been enough give health care to the 32 million that needed it. Ryan who claims to be a budget expert voted for 2 unfunded wars, and a medicare drug bill that resulted in a large budget deficit. Why is he willing to go into debt to fight wars of agression but not to fix our infastructure, or give health care to needy Americans? What are his priorites? So far we know this much, his focus is on building a stronger defense(than who at this point) at the expense of programs that benefit the middle class lower middle and poor. Maybe he will make ketchup a vegetable again like his hero Reagan. What good does it do to cancel Pell grants that help low income kids pay for college to get out of poverty? What good does it do to defund head start which is pre school for low income kids so they can keep up academicaly? The answer is that the giant defense contractors health is more important than the citizens health, and once again wall st wins while everyone looses. That is the republican way and Ryan is perfect for that role.

  • ……….another manufactured phony brought to you by the slime balls that run gop politicians.

  • A lot of democrats also voted for the war at the time. It is very easy in Hindsight to say what we should have done or not. You can only make a decision based on the information you have at the time and even then you will not know if you made the right decision until years later.

    Getting back to the point as to Ryan’s experience. If you were to add up Ryan’s domestic and foreign experience vs. Obama’s pre-election experience, Obama would come in a very distant second.

    • rmarqua2921

      I agree, but when you know the truth and you call your vote “foreign policy experience” that is the point of this author! I just don’t hear any Democrats calling their vote for a war in Iraq foreign policy experience?

    • ExPAVIC

      LIES

      Not hard to do when Powell, Cheney, Bush, Rumsfeld and the rest all LIE ABOUT IRAQ WMDs.

      Ryan, what domestic and foreign experience?

      Please do not do your drugs and then try to type information here. It makes you look idiotic and difficult to read.

  • Sherlocktoo

    I find the article amazing, that now they are ready to vent the VP candidate of the republicans, and yet, just 4 years ago, Obama had nothing but a present vote to look at. More biased liberal media at work. At least now, we have the net so we can call them on all their stupidity!

    Romney/Ryan 2012!

  • altpro

    He isn’t, but he owns your party and that is where the power is because he along with the Kock Brothers and all the other radical billionaires completely control your 2 candidates.

  • joyscarbo

    Sorry, davia55…I saw this post later.

  • joyscarbo

    There were plenty of times during the last 4 years when I was disappointed in the Obama administration. But compared to how often and how blatantly we were being screwed during the W administration, Obama was a breath of fresh air. No matter how meager, our economy has improved. The housing market is now showing signs of life again. Osama Bin Laden is dead. There are small successes to note. I would love to have had our economy suddenly rebound in afew short years. But a ship as big as the USA can’t turn on a dime. It’s a long, arduous turn back to a better place.

    • highpckts

      Amen!!

  • tho only thing this nazi scum will do is complete the destruction of the american people.

  • blueclouds123

    No Ryan is NOT fit to be VP. His name is on the document stating that if a woman is raped she cannot have an abortion. Women wake up, you are Losing any rights gained by a party of chauvinist men who hide under the guise of being christian. I think not the far right consists of any christians only pretending ones.

  • aside from the fact that calling a foxtv employe a reporter is an oxymoron, ryan is not qualified to be a dog catcher.

  • frank_o_anerican

    Ryan is a very sharp man and will have no problem with any assigment he is given. He has more smarts in his little toe, than Obama has in his Whole head……He is not a rookie, he has 14 years of government experience.

    I would hope they would discus it before jumpping into any war. They also have congress and advisors. Which I’m sure they would use, Not like our chief of one.

    • ExPAVIC

      Frank

      First, join the National Guard then comment on who is to do what with whom for what purposes.

      Or, are you a Bush-type warrior, staying out of the battle by hiding at home in a “reserve squadron.”

      Maybe more like RoMoney who hid out in Le Havre, France, during the Vietnam War trying to convert street walkers to Mormonism.

    • highpckts

      He has 14 years of voting for whatever the GOP wanted!! Then he Denys half the things he voted for or gives an excuse for why he did it!

  • Pathetic little weasel!

  • rustingdreams

    Obozo, thanks for writing back. You’re absolutely right. My post was hypocritical in hopes of gaining your attention. I could care less about Mitt’s religious beliefs as well. First, let me answer your question. I consider all wealth good wealth as long as it’s gained legally and without doing undue harm to others. I am only interested in Mitt’s financial doings from a moral standpoint. To get a clearer picture of what kind of a man he is. In other words, could I trust him to represent us in a way that would prop our image in the world.

    But I am also interested in finding out more about you, my friend. Let me ask you one simple question. Could you and I agree to support whoever happens to win in November? Thanks for an honest answer.

    A good evening to you!

  • Read “Die Trying”…If you have any sensibilities about yourself you might see what right wing radicals are all about….

  • Hey, if Romney can let us all know how to avoid paying our share of taxes and investing our IRAs to make enormous profits, I’ll vote for the guy. Swell, isn’t he???? He states he never paid less than 13% in taxes with the multimillions he has, while people like me who made in the mid 100k were paying taxes at 35 to 38%? Come on now 55! Wise up!

  • All you need to answer that is Bill Clinton , and that Erskine dude . Couple that with the beat down and schooling he gave Obama on the ObamaTAX deal . He knew more then Obama did on his own TAX

  • ”” Republican poll ””’
    You republicans know what a crook is ? a [ REPUBLICAN ],,now how many got that right,,LOL You need to pull your head out of fox news’s #$%$ and pay attention! Romney Ryan going to rape you republicans you will like that now lol Ryans mom is taking him to get his hair cut Monday lol then hes going to talk to you crybaby republicans about his Medicrookcare bill for the rich this week lol,

  • difficult to understand how a ryan-aynrand mind should vote for war and against the stimulus fund!!

  • rustingdreams

    Clarence, Wow!!! I have to tell you, I agree with most of what you are saying about the evil effect of money on all those who reside in Wash. However, the changes you are hoping for are probably not going to happen in our lifetimes. I think it’s a matter of making up your mind as to who is the lesser of 2 evils, electing them, and then somehow convincing them to change their ways somewhat, to work toward the ultimate goals you favor. If you think Obama is basically a more moral person than Romney, then you need to put some of his secondary stands in the background (gay marriage for example). You are never going to find anyone who agrees 100% with you. What do you think?

  • philippe37

    Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan: The true story is that neither one has a clue on how to create jobs, or to recover from the Bush blender which has put this country on its knees financially. How fair is it too to cut Medicare for people 55 years and under, when they have supported it in paying, each week from their pay checks, F.I.C.A., the same as us seniors did in our working years. Cutting tax for the rich is not going to create jobs for the middle-class, or help the poor. Their idea of “cut spending” is to cut social security and medicare, and other programs that help poor people, who cannot afford medical insurance. As far as their foreign policies, Mitt and Paul will have us in another war, because rich companies that build the war machines will make billions, and Republicans are for making the rich, richer while the middle-class and poor suffer the pains of lack.

  • I have fears that the lies and distortions forwarded by FOX as news could convince enough of the electorate to put these men into our country’s highest offices. We need laws to be written that criminalize plagiarism in the news. It’s not a violation of 1st amendment rights. Those lies do more damage and are worse for our country than anyone yelling ‘fire’ in a crowded theater, and are intended only to cloud their viewers’ perspectives with hate and fear.

  • rustingdreams

    Obozo, I am quite sad that you chose not to reply to my last post to you. I hoped to gain some insight into your thinking. BTW FYI I did not vote for Kerry or Kennedy. First POTUS I ever voted for was Ike.

  • I notice that Democrats and Republicans pratice demonizing each other, case in point is how
    the atrocious actions of a number politicians criminal acts that just so happen to be Democrats,
    but don’t mention any Republicans and their criminal behavior. The Country we accept as ours
    get the short end every time, and we must be as a people united to end the corruption. We got to
    use our intelligence and not ride the winds of emotions to make decisions.

  • what a nut ,,lol

  • I just read my last Joe Conason article (Paul Ryan’s foreign policy credential) in my local newspaper. This man is so bitter and so far left he’s going in circles. I would really like to know what foreign policy Obama had other than he lived in a foreign country most of his childhood.
    Conason writes his opinions with no regard to the facts. He talks about the Iraq war and WMD’s as if Bush was the CIA. This liberal double standard is wearing mighty thin. In closing, farewll Joe,
    it is sad that you are so radical, which your articles show, I won’t be wasting my time reading anymore of them.