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Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Obama campaign is out with a new ad today featuring former President Bill Clinton urging a second term for President Obama.

The ad, titled “Clear Choice, will run in the battleground states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Ohio, Nevada, New Hampshire, and North Carolina.

“This is a clear choice,” Clinton says directly into the camera. “The Republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper income people and go back to deregulation. That’s what got us in trouble in the first place.”

“President Obama has a plan to rebuild America from the ground up, investing in innovation, education, and job training,” Clinton continues. “That’s what happened when I was president. We need to keep going with his plan.”

The 30 second spot — which is unique among Obama’s recent ads in that it does not menton Mitt Romney by name — underscores the popular Clinton’s value as a campaign surrogate. It may also serve as a preview of Clinton’s upcoming speech at the Democratic National Convention, in which he will formally nominate Obama for re-election.

The ad also serves as a direct rebuke to Romney, who has spent much of the campaign accusing Obama of abandoning Clinton’s policies and ideals. As Jamelle Bouie put it in The American Prospect, “the obvious problem with this strategy is that Clinton is still alive. And more important, he’s still engagedin politics.” The more active that Clinton is in the campaign, the harder it will be for Romney to cite him in attacks against Obama, and to claim that he is the true heir to Clinton’s legacy.

  • LewisMelton

    President Obama is a total failure. Some examples, openly gay people in the armed forces, fuel prices are up more than a dollar a gallon since he took office, our tax base doesn’t even pay the interest on the national deficit, and we have a steady flow of illegal immigrants that occupy our country and collect government benefits that we pay for. Although the only true Americans are the American Indians. Most of us are mutts that got here through some kind of immigration of our forefathers. Most of that was legal and most of them came here to have better lives for their families and future generations. We live in a great country that has produced many things for many people and used to be the leader in manufacturing of almost everything. The biggest problem that our country currently has is the hand outs. I don’t mean that we shouldn’t have social programs either. If it weren’t for social programs, I don’t know how my family would have managed when I was a youngster and my dad fell 40 feet while working and broke his back. We needed that assistance and we used it for a few years, but we didn’t just depend on the government to support us. My former stay at home/room mom went to work as a waitress then daycare worker to help support our family. We did use government assistance for a few years, but that is exactly what it was, assistance not a way of life. As is evident by this comment, I did not vote for President Obama, but when the election was over, I still pulled for things to go well for him and hoped that I was wrong about my assessment of the man. Because to me, there are no African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Irish Americans, or any other kind of ethnic Americans, if you want to be identified by your ethnic background be an American African, American Mexican, American Asian, or American Irishman but no matter what, be an American first.

    • I suggest you return to your civics book and refresh yourself on our History. Our President is a total failure? The gas prices have nothing to do with him. Seems you’re just an angry guy period, without sufficient information to make any kind of an assessment.

      • He’s Doing What All The Brain Dead American Taliban Do So Well They Are Big Fat LIARS!!

      • onedonewong

        $10 Trillion in new debt unemployment as high as the great recession, record US casualties every year due to rules of engagement and the laughing stock of the world. Bambi stay with something you know about like hair coloring

        • Justin Napolitano

          Onedone, now it is 10 trillion! Since you are determined to inflate everything why not make it 20 trillion?
          One done, I will vote for Obama because I would rather have an economy slowly recovering than a fast boom and then another bust. Every thing Romney suggests could lead to that exact problem except this time I think a boom is highly unlikely. If Romney wins the middle class, elderly, poor and handicapped are done. Medicare is gone, Medicaid would become worthless and I sincerely believe that you will see fighting and rioting in the streets. hungry people have nothing to lose and will take your life for a slice of bread.

          • onedonewong

            That’s the debt that Dems have generated since 2007 but that $$ was well spent improving the economies of Japan and china and mexico and Finland, Brazi,Iran and syria.
            Slowly recovering?? In case you haven’t been paying attention unemployment rate if 15% and there are FEWER americans working today than at any time under W’s 2nd term. We are in a death spiral…
            If Romney wins the middle class will have jobs, the elderly will have a solid SS by eliminating illegals and those who have never contributed. Hospitals will no longer be forced to give out 100’s of Billions of free healthcare. The Poor will have to go to work or do community service to receive their welfare or unemployment checks. Healthcare will be strengthened by eliminating the $400BILLION that trial attorneys pilfer from the system every year.
            Will there be rioting you bet if barak wins that’s why federal agencies are buying millions of rounds of hollow point ammunition that the military can’t use on the battle field

          • I don’t know where you are getting your statistics, except perhaps you are just pulling them out of your b—. Our unemployment rate is not 15 percent. If you are such a genius why don’t you fax your ideas in immediately so that we can start our great recovery plan with you at the helm!

          • onedonewong

            1st step eliminate unemployment benefits beyond 26 weeks just like Germany has done. 2nd enforce the welfare to work requirement. no food stamps for singles or illegals
            Do you know what U6 is???

        • Joseph Hemphill

          overdonewong is a flaccid gaseous wind bag of vile lies and deception, obviously a product of a maternal centric upbringing where to this day is still not weaned from the tit.

          • onedonewong

            all of us progressives are stil on the tit. we can’t make it on our known

          • You can’t construct a sentence or spell either.

          • onedonewong

            Lesbo huh??

        • Obama inherited a 10 trillion dollar debt from Bush and that’s a fact that you can check out.

          • onedonewong

            Sorry dear Barak and the dems took over in 2007 and passed their budgets that generated the $10 Trillion in deficits and the 15% unemployment rate

    • johninPCFL

      The GOP has decided that the assistance you got is completely unnecessary. Local churches and other local entities will fill the void, that any goverment assistance simply feeds the “entitlement mentality”. That thinking, by the way, says you are still on the dole today, that you never left.

      If you temporarily used government assistance to survive (impossible according to the GOP) then you understand that community is not a haphazard accumulation of people who just happen to stumble into the same geographic localle, but are a unified group of people who work together to acieve common goals. The GOP believes that this is a myth, that every individual stands completely alone. Roads, interstates, police, firemen, churches, bridges, etc. would be built by monied interests as necessary and we’d pay the costs of usage individually.

      You choose to believe that the president is a failure. That is a continuation of the GOP mythology. Obama spends too much? Congress passes the spending bills under the control of the Tea Party today and continues to add $1T to the deficit annually. Fuel prices up? Our current number one export is gasoline, we have more wells being drilled than any time in the last decade, and have more wells producing than ever in our history. Maybe we should force oilcos to keep some of their products here, where it’s pumped and refined, as suggested by Speaker John Boehner. To many illegal immigrants? Obama has deported more illegals in the last three years than GWB did in eight.

    • ejmny

      And, of course, the Reublicans have really helped, right? NOT one jobs bill introduced. They do not want the economy to get better as a revitalized economy means they don’t win the White House. WAKE UP, America.

    • Alicia Patterson

      It’s so SAD that you don’t get it. Like it or not, we will all live in this country as American citizens!!! And it’s time to be fair to all people. The middle class is what is going to keep and make this country stronger. We’ve got to stop with the HAVE’S and the HAVE’S NOT. The openly gay people are protecting you and why should they hide. I’M PROUD to have GAY Americans fighting for this country, one may save a child or grandchild of yours. This President, happens to be BLACK and get OVER IT!!
      he is doing a much better job than the last one.

      • LewisMelton

        Ms. Patterson,

        I agree that the president is black and have never, to the best of my knowledge, criticized anything that he has said or done because of the color of his skin. I could care less about the color of his skin.

        One issue that I do have a problem with is, people such as yourself that make an ordinary issue racist because of my critiqueing the president who does have a different skin color than my own.

        I am a mutt, just as most Americans. I’m part Creek Indian, part Irish, part German, who knows, I might be part black too.

        I do believe that a big part of the reason that Obama got elected was the color of his skin. I believe that there were quite a few older white people who voted for him because they felt as if they voted against him they would be considered racist. (White Guilt) I also believe that since the teachers unions had Obama in their back pocket, the get out the vote effort was very successful in the schools for getting the younger generation out to the polls. Let’s not forget about ACORN.

        I do believe that some people voted for McCain strictly because Obama was black.

        I’m not a racist by any standard, but I do like the bumper sticker that reads something like: If not voting for a person because of the color of their skin is racist. What is voting for a person because of the color of their skin? (Isn’t that racist too?)

        What did Mr. Obama or his family ever do in service to this country? (Community Organizer, Junior senator from Illinois for himself)

        FYI – McCain family had mostly went through college at West Point and then served in the US Army. There is a Fort McCain named after one of his family members in Mississippi. His grandfather broke the tradition and went to college at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis. His father and John McCain followed in his grandfathers footsteps and attended and graduated from the Naval Academy and went on to serve as officers in the US Navy.

        We all know that John McCain was a P.O.W. and all that takes is getting captured by the enemy, but did you know that while he was a P.O.W. both his grandfather and father were admirals in the Navy. The viet cong would have released McCain, all he would have had to do was pull a Jane Fonda and do a propoganda interview on how well he was being treated.

        Did you know that the reason that he doesn’t have full range of motion in his arms and shoulders is because of the torture that he was put through as a P.O.W.

        Did you know that Admiral McCain was Admiral Halsey’s right hand man and is present in the front row when the Japanese are signing the surrender declaration?

        These are the reasons that I didn’t vote for Obama and probably wouldn’t vote for a lot of the people on this forum. I wanted to vote for someone that I knew loved this country, not someone who just benefited from it.

        As far as your comment: “Like it or not, we will all live in this country as American citizens!!!”. I don’t feel that should be the case. If you are an American Citizen then you should be entitled to all of the benefits of such citizenship. If you have entered the country illegally, or are a legal alien then you should not reap the same benefits as American Citizens until you acquire that status.

    • BDD1951

      Gas prices were nearly $4.00 a gal. in 2008. Bet you didn’t say that Bush was a failure. Not only was Bush a failure, he flat out a murderer.

      • And He Can’t Leave This Country Cause Him And Cheney Will Be Arrested And Brought To Trial On War Crime!!! Now That’s What You Call A FAIL President LOL!!!

    • Lewis Obama doesn’t cotroll the price of gas, the oil co. does just like your light and power controll your light bill. It takes congress to change your government taxes just like your state and city taxes are controlled by your state and city. Most immigrents pay taxes just like you. Most of us have drawn assistance from government agencys, especially when you lose your job. Your dad probably drew social security until you were 18 years old, and he got it the rest of his life. Social Security is a insurance plan not a tax. it was set up by president Roosevelt for people who get hurt on the job, pays for their kids until they get of age and a retirement plan for the old people. We all paid into this program, except my dad who paid three years, and my brother inlaw who never paid a dime, but drew it the rest of their life. The trouble with this country is, everything Obama tried to do to jump start this country and economey has been voted down by the republicans. The party of NO. Congress is the ones who make bills Obama either signs them into law or rejects them so they don’t become a law. The stimilus money did work, ask the people who have jobs now. We cannot let this country be controlled by big money and corporations we must have rules to regulate all business’s, The Republicans deregiulated the rules or laws, this is the reson we are in a recession now. We must have government and laws to keep the Mafi and crooks and corporations from taking over. You are right we are all Americans any one born in this USA. We have always welcomed people who come to this country, and we educate foreign students who want a education. I hope you change your mind and vote for Obama.

    • bobaloou

      What amazes me is the notion that the Republican Party had any of your interests at heart. Dude, you want to talk gas prices? In Saudi Arabia the price is 9 cents a gallon.
      Do you think they stay up night’s worried about what you pay? The insurance companies have rode the country like a blind bandit stealing us blind for years, and one guy comes along and makes a really decent attempt at healthcare reform, and the first things The Republican (Insurance, Oil hounds) want is to repel it? You bet they do, who do you think lines the pockets of the cronies up in Washington, yes, both parties have there hide so deep into the lobbyist that it stinks. At least Obama put forth a good first effort all the while the party of NO was fighting him.
      Now the same Party of NO RIGHTS for Women want us to vote for them? Give me a break. This time out, not only are we going to vote, but all of our family will make it to the polls so that the R & R love train doesn’t have a chance to set us back once again. First it was TORT Reform, Wow That worked well…..then it was let’s stop buying drugs from Canada, or it might keep some PharmaSUCKUAL Company from making it”s trillion dollar profit margin, Ya Think?
      Obviously, you are living in a class bubble buddy, and if your Team makes it into the White House, you write me in about 20 years and well compare notes, let’s see, what kind of retirement you are existing on. Hope your saving your tokens. The Party of NO is about to slam blast you with little or no retirement. If you are not making over 200k a year, and you vote for those morons, you might as well shoot yourself in the foot and go ahead and get it over with.

    • SRAEZL

      You sound like a well rounded human being–however, the first 2 sentences of your rant indicate a crack in that circular guise. If you actually looked at the W years and the havoc the Republicans left behind, if you could comprehend why our current president has had such a very hard go of it, if you allowed some light to enter that fissure in your shell, maybe you would get the picture. It’s not the illegals that are the problem, or the help that our great country has extended to those hard working individuals who are willing to do whatever work available to live and stay in this our land of liberty and justice for all–but the hate, greed, and fear that has circulated in the past years since Obama was elected. Don’t listen to negative gossip, try not to be influenced by the disgraceful ads both parties are spewing, and do some in-depth research of your own. Maybe you’ll see things differently…

    • Jimmie Yates

      Sure sounds like they got to you with their lies. Ask yourself this question: What has a Republican ever done for me personally? Now ask yourself the same question of the Democrats. Starting with F.D.R’s new deal I can name 14 things the Democrats have done for you over the years…Have you thought of ONE thing the Republicans have done for you. You can’t lie to yourself!!

    • Gay people have ALWAYS been in the military.

      Gas prices are not going to drop under ANY President. Deal with it.

      The tax base is all on George, Barack’s had to fight tooth and nail to keep others from getting the tax rate UP for the middle and lower class and down for the upper class.

      I got news for you; that great big pile of professional dependents you railed at? It doesn’t exist and it never has.

      There are leeches, but most assistance cases have stories like yours.

      I like that you don’t think color or origin trumps citizenship, but putting America first doesn’t mean we need to put others low. We simply should and must stand by being the better man, collectively and individually.

      And Barack Hussein Obama is not a failure. You watch.

      • DukeDacat

        Daniel Jones, well said………..

    • howa4x

      Where was the failure you speak about? When Obama took over the economy was in free fall headed toward another depression based on Bush’s recklass policies. Middle class wages were flat while the richest 1% ‘s income rose a whopping 256%. During the Bush years 2.9 million jobs were out sourced by people like Mitt Romney.Since Obamas election we have had 26 months of economic growth but the problem is we were so far down. During the Bush years we were engaged in 2 unfunded wars that we borrowed trillions from China for, add to that an unfunded drug program for medicare. The current deficit was started by that knucklehead. Also 32million men women and children were uninsured resulting in 50k deaths a year. Bush’s deregulation of Wall st led the the 2nd biggest collaspe in history. Illegal immigration was started by agra business that imported cheap labor to work in the feilds. One company called IGA one of the largest meat producers fired all their union butchers and imported Illegal workers from Mexico. Bush and McCain were the one pushing hardest backed by the chamber of commerce for immigration reform and a path to citizenship
      Obama stabilized the economy through a stimulus that got people back to work, He got the congress to finally do needed health care reform, and in 2014 most of the 32 million americans will be covered, and insurance companies can’t drop you for pre existing conditions like they could under Bush.. He passed regulation of Wall st so the gambling casino was closed, and added consumer protection. Under him we ceased combat operations in Iraq, and have an end date for Afganistan. Republicans fought him all the way and still refuse to pass a jobs bill. We have the lowest percentage of people on assistance in history, and most of them are collecting jobless benefits. He granted more oil leases on federal land than any other president. Only evangelicals care about Gays in the military. Get over it they are Americans too!
      The choice for the future is clearer then it’s ever been. Go forward and create new green industries, retrain laid off workers, and invest in education, and infastructure, and the other is the same old policies of tax cuts for the rich and cut program that benefit the middle class and poor. Which way you going? Forward or backward?

      • I Want To Go Forward I’m Voting For Obama/Biden And Voting Against All The American Taliban GOP/Tea Party Members!!!

        • howa4x

          Great I agree

    • You also need to go back and check your facts. I paid over 4 dollars a gallon while Bush was president and the president does NOT set the prices for gas anyway! Another thing you might check on is the flow of illegal immigrants to our country. Do you think that just started when President Obama took office? I live in Texas and I can guarantee you that long long before Obama was ever heard of we’ve had people coming across the border in droves! How convenient to blame all of these things on our President who, if not for the congress he had to “work” with, might have been able to pass some legislation that would have helped a lot of people get back on their feet. But unfortunately, the congress only had one mission and that was to make sure that Obama was a one term president and it wouldn’t have mattered WHAT he tried to do, they had already decided that they would NEVER vote for anything he wanted. They even came right out and said so.
      Why do you care if there are openly gay servicemen? What difference does it make to you whether they are openly gay or secretly gay? They are giving up their lives and family time to serve in the military to help our country! You are sounding like a very homophobic person who just can’t stand anyone different than themselves.
      We STILL live in a great country with many people who want things to be better for all of us and be more fair for some of us who are not blessed with millions and millions of dollars to hide in foreign bank accounts so we can avoid paying taxes! If that is the true American spirit—hide your money so you don’t have to claim it for taxes—–then I don’t think I want to have that kind of spirit. Why is it ok for the rest of us to work hard all of our lives and take care of our families and still pay our fair amount of taxes when some people with gobs more money than WE have can hide theirs and avoid taxes.
      I don’t know about you, but I would much rather have someone I can trust and relate to in the highest office of our land and it sure isn’t Romney or Ryan that I want to make decisions about what they think is the best for me.

      • LewisMelton

        Marilyn,

        I do realize that the price of gasoline went up to $4.00 a gallon during the Bush years after Hurricane Katrina. The price also dropped before Obama became president to about $1.75 per gallon.

        As far as the congress and senate who you say won’t work with the president, that’s hogwash. The problem has been that the president hasn’t worked with anyone other than Pelosi, Reed, and any other representative that wants to keep giving away or spending US money that we don’t have.

        I have three children that are going to be paying for Obama’s spending spree for as long as they are alive and as far as trickle down, the bill will probably trickle down to my great grandchildren which have yet to be born.

        President Obama took office with a majority democratic congress and senate. He pulled his shenanigans by steam rolling over the wants of the majority of the American people, and the American people finally took notice of the bullying that was going on and changed the makeup of the house and Senate.

        As far as the gay rights issue goes, I have no problem with gay people being what they want to be or doing what they want to do behind closed doors. I am not their judge or jury, I am a retired Marine who knows without a shadow of a doubt that there have always been gay service members. I don’t however believe that this kind of openly gay display is what our children and grandchildren should grow up witnessing believing that it is the “NORM”.

        It may offend you that I am a christian. If so then I regret that you are offended. We can’t display the Ten Commandments in the public square but it’s perfectly fine to have a gay pride march or to have gay people swapping spit there and we are supposed to embrace or ignore it.

        I don’t live in a border state, but have visited many of them and Mexico. I’m not naive enough to believe that the illegal aliens issue started on the Obama watch. I know for sure that it would be a lie if I said that. I do have friends that work for the ATF and the Border Patrol. It’s ridiculous to believe that Eric Holder didn’t know about the fast and furious program. If so it’s just one more example of his incompetence, to go with trying KSM in New York, closing Guantanamo Bay, etc.

        Whether you would like to admit it or not, the War on Terror still exist. If you don’t believe it, just ask the Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens Family — the first U.S. diplomat to die in the line of duty since 1979. It just so happens that the other U.S. diplomat that died in 1979 was the result of another inadequate president (Jimmy Carter). If that’s not enough for you then ask the other 3 peoples families that died as a result of free speech.

        We defend free speech of some idiotic film maker, the openly whining gays, and the occupy anything except a job movement, but won’t defend the constitution, our recruiters from all branches of the military, or the bible and it’s teachings.

        As far as people who earn money or inherit money, I say great for them. I didn’t happen to fall into that category. I’m the average Joe who works for everything that my family needs or wants. I am hopefully raising children that will be productive and contribute to our society and won’t be a draw on the government nickel. I file for any exemptions that I qualify for on my taxes as I’m sure that you do. I don’t have money stashed away in other countries either and I don’t have money to invest in the stock market.

        I have never had the misfortune of collecting unemployment, and for that I am truly grateful. I didn’t just sit around and wait for the offers to come pouring in either.

        Since I retired from the Marine Corps, I have worked as a Salesman, Maintenance Man at a Chemical Plant, Chemical Operator, Construction Superintendant (Great until the housing market crashed), School Bus Driver, and a Computer Technical Support / Help Desk person.

        My family pays our bills and could probably qualify for some sort of government assistance but the truth is, the harder you work to accomplish something the more you appreciate it.

        My family knows that I would love to be able to take time off and go on a lengthy vacation but the truth is, we can’t afford it right now and might not be able to afford it until each of my children are grown and gone. In the mean time we will continue to try and stay on top of our bills and get them through school and strive toward that vacation. However, we will not be taking a vacation on the taxpayers money or off the money of some of the more fortunate.

        If you earn it, you’ll learn to appreciate it. If I give it to you, it didn’t cost you anything, so you don’t value it as much as the stuff you earned.

  • LVSUNSHINE

    Lewis, it is sad that someone that needed help and we, the American Citizen, stepped in and gave your family support, talks so harsh about giving the same help to others. I paid over $4.00 a gallon for gasoline under the Bush adminstration, What do you have against gay military personnel (they are protecting you!), illegal immigrants cannot collect government benefits (I spoke with a good friend that works for the government). You need to get educated before stating these untruths. Just like Romney and Ryan, you mouth is spouting the untruths.

    • Clinton Should Know Cause He Got Rid Of The Trickle Down Bullshit And We Were In No Debt Plus He Left Office With A Surplus!!! Then Here Come Another Lying Money Grubbing American Taliban Member BUSH And Screw Up The Whole Country And That Why They The No Good American Taliban Congress Would Not Work With Our POTUS Cause They Know he Would Fix It Like Clinton Did!!! All You Lying Rethugs And TeaTards Can Save Your Bullshit And Peddle The Lies Elsewhere!!!

      • onedonewong

        clinton knew he wasn’t capable to run the country so he turned the reins over to Newt and the GOP. Results a booming economy with a budget surplus

        • howa4x

          put the crack pipe down ok

          • onedonewong

            Looks like you weren’t around in the 90’s

          • ralphkr

            Only a stoner such as Rush believes Newt’s rewriting of history. Shades of USSR under Stalin where their history seemed to change weekly. The good times were due to Clinton and were despite everything Gingrich did to stop them. By the way, if you look at history you shall see that EVERY Democratic president has presided over a good economy (best economy is Democratic president with Democratic Congress, 2nd best is with Republican Congress while poor economy is Republican President with Democratic Congress and the worst economy is Republican President & Congress such as the sterling performance of the Hoover Presidency). Oddly enough, the makeup of Congress has not been a predictor of the economy.

          • onedonewong

            Once again you ignore the obvious. Every Dem that has a good economy had a REPUBLICAN congress, every time the economy went south the Dems controlled congress. W is the perfect example of the dems creating disaster after disaster.
            Clinton’s 2nd term was spent defending himself from impeachment and he wasn’t a factor from 1996-2000

          • ralphkr

            And you, onedonewong, are completely ignoring the much more obvious fact that history has shown us that our best economy comes with a Democratic President and a Democratic Congress with second best economy with a Republican Congress. Admittedly, a Republican Congress has a far better economy with a Democratic President than it does with a Republican President.

          • onedonewong

            Name 1 instance where we had a good economy with a Dem president and dem congress

          • ralphkr

            Hard to name just one instance but you have evidently forgotten FDR (halved the unemployment and doubled GDP in less than 8 years before we geared up our arms supplying business), JFK, LBJ, Clinton (despite everything a Republican Congress did to fight fight him). I admit that there is some some question as to whether the Democrats were actually in control of Congress during FDR & Truman since there were so many of those racist Southern Democrats who were actually Republicans in disguise and battled against FDR & Truman every inch (no way any one could be elected running as a Republican in the South after the War of Northern Aggression). Far easier to name lousy Economy with Republican President/Congress (Hoover, Bush). It really does not seem to matter who controls Congress but which party has the Presidency as I stated in my original post. By the way, Obama was able turn the economy around despite everything the Republicans did to sabotage his efforts. Since mid 1980s my own income has been from investments (previously I was a wage slave and never grossed more than $35K) and my income dropped $5K under GHW, up by $80K with Clinton, dropped $37K with GW, up very slightly with Obama.

          • notworking

            FDR’s economic policies cause the Great Depression to last thru 1947 while Britain which had the same depression was OUT of it by 1938. No one would consider t a success. JFK did little for this country name 1 single achievement?? And the Peace Core is hardly an achievement.
            LBJ ruined this country with his War on Poverty wasting TRILLIONS over the years with poverty NEVER improving. Not to mention Vietnam where he left out troops twisting in the wind.
            Clinton was a success WHY??? Because the republican congress made him irrelevant and they did what was best for this country.

          • ralphkr

            Well, notworking, I do not know which comic book you are reading for history but in our area the great depression was over in less than two years after FDR took office and he had cut unemployment in half and doubled GDP in less than 8 years even before we geared up the war materials machine for WW2. Even the fictional history as told by the TEA Partiers claim that WW2 was needed to finish off the great depression while ignoring the fact that the US economy was booming when 1940 rolled around which was well before we entered WW2. By the way, the U.K. unemployment rate rose by 129% while the US unemployment rate rose by 607% 1929-1932 so our depression was far more severe than the U.K. but the US recovered long before U.K. could even see the light at the end of the tunnel.

            I am surprised that you even mention Eisenhower’s Vietnam war but I am sure your comic book doesn’t mention that Ike sent military aid (supplies and personnel) to the French and, after the French were defeated, sent elite US troops (Green Berets) into Vietnam to destroy the Communists. And just like dominoes, each following president sent more troops to Vietnam trying to salvage our effort.

            Actually, most of JFK’s achievements were due to the efforts of LBJ since LBJ had the dirt on all of the Congressmen from his years in Congress so you should combine their accomplishments such as Civil Rights Act, 24th & 25th Amendments, Medicare, Voting Rights Act, and Civil Rights Acts (1957 & 1960). How can you call the War on Poverty a failure since it reduced the number of citizens living in poverty from 23% to 12%? Oh, yeah, you are a conservative so you know that anything that does not make the rich richer or helps anyone who isn’t rich as a horrible un-American action although you should feel LBJ is a hero since he cut income taxes by $11 Billion (oops, you also hated that because the cuts were on middle class instead of just for the uberwealthy).

            Clinton was a success because he had a strong economy and no deficit due to his ability to keep a Republican Congress from destroying the economy and causing a deficit. I bet you think that it was a good thing that the Republicans shut down the government twice (1995 & 1996) because Clinton vetoed their disastrous budgets.

            I would like to reiterate that the point of my first post was that history shows that having a Democratic President means good economy and Republican President means poor economy. This does not seem to have anything to do with what actions are taken by Presidents or Congresses but is a sign post rather like going to the track, seeing a muddy track, and knowing that a “mudder” is a good bet.

          • howa4x

            you can keep voting against your own interests and that of your children, and I won’t. You can be manipulated by the friends at Fox that are paid millions to lie to you and I won’t. You can be a lapdog of the 1% and watch them export jobs out of the country as they did with the tax cut and I won’t. You can watch them destroy the enviornment for your kids and grand kids by spoiling the air and water and I won’t. You can deny your family health care and go back to the system of the insurance companies dropping coverage or denying you for pre existing conditions and I won’t. You can deny climate change and watch the storms get more violent and I won’t

            You can be a fool and I won’t

          • notworking

            No I’m voting for my Heirs future. Right now they are facing a debt load of $150,000 that will follow them to the day they die. They had nothing to do with the debt yet they are going to have to pay it off.
            Bing GREED isn’t a family value in this country.
            Obama has exported millions of jobs over seas and all on the taxpayers $$$. Look at where our tax money and jobs have gone under barak with his green energy plans Japan, China , Brazil, Mexico, Finland, Iran and Syria to name a few

          • howa4x

            The majority of the debt was caused by your hero G W Bush when he started 2 unfunded wars that cost a couple of trillion each, passsed an unfunded drug benefit for medicare, and cut taxes for the richest 1% all at the same time. During the Bush years 2.9 million jobs were out sourced by people like Mitt Romney whos company Bain capital was a leader in out sourcing. Channeys own company Halaburton where he was the former CEO before becomming VP got a 6 billlion no bid contract for Iraq, and when Obama got elected moved their corporate headquaters to Dubai to avoid paying US taxes. Cisco moved to Ireland. These were decisions to boost corporate profits by avoiding paying their fair share of taxes. Romney pays an average of 13% on 250 million while we pay 33%.
            Bush’s reckless policies of de regularting the financial sector caused the biggest meltdown since the great depression. Bush had to bail ouot the banks with the TARP program which cost 700 billion
            Obama took over and had to finish out Iraq which was still unfunded as well as keeping the fight going in afganistan, also unfunded, as well as the tax cut for the super rich, unfunded, and this is how the deficit grew. Given the economic crisis he inherited he had to pass the stimulus otherwise we would have sunk deeper.
            He initiated healthcare reform because there were 32 million Americans with out health care and out of that number 50k per year died. He didn’t take over the system but rather adopted Romneys plan from Mass. that is everyone buy private insurance with Govt help for those who can’t afford it.
            If you’re voting for your heirs future why would you vote for the ssame policies that caused the deficit to baloon in the 1st place? What is Mitts policies? Well he wants to continue the Tax cut for the richest 1% whose wealth shot up 256% with that cut,(unfunded) He wants a continuance of the war in Afganistan(unfunded) and with the same neo-cons that brought us Iraq around him, we will be at war with Iran. All unfunded. He wants to cancel the ACA and that means people will go back to the emergency room for their primary care and those costs will be borne by the states. Medically related bankruptcies will once again rise.
            He was to repeal the Dodd-Frank legislation to curb financial abuse, and let Wall st open up their casino again(citi bank just lost 6 billion on a bet in Europe) and now these banks are too big to fail so when they fail agan we have to bail them out again. He wants to Privatize social security and put all that money in an unregulated Wall st, and create vouchers for medicare for those under 55 which means if they give you 15k and your premiums go to 20K because of your health experience(meaning you’re chronically ill) you have to pay the difference when you’re a senior citizen.
            Most economists think Mitts proposals will add billions to the deficit and we still haven’t fixed te crumbling infastructure with 6000 bridges in need of desperate repair.

            So if you’re voting for Mitt is will be against your own self interest and that of your children

        • Oh Gee Look A Teabagging Bitch Is back To Get He Lying Ass Cuss Out Again!! Go Screw Your Self Little Lying Bitch!!!

          • onedonewong

            Looks like your welfare checks have caught up with you. Is your live in getting his ?? why about the pregnant 11 year old daughter??

          • Guess You Will Be Screwing Your Mother Tonight And Not Your Sister You Low Life Inbreed Asshole I’m A Nurse I Don’t Need No Welfare Check And My Son Is Grown So Why Don’t You Go Fuck Yourself In The Ass!!!

          • You don’t sound very intelligent if all you can do is swear and call people names. Seriously—you really shouldn’t let people see how you talk if you can’t be civil about it.

          • Screw You Too Tea Bagging Bitch!!

          • onedonewong

            Bet your still trying to determine who the father was

          • It’s Your Mother Who’s On Welfare!!

          • The more I read your comments, the more I admire you ! I am a retired Nurse and I would have loved to have told it straight up, to doctors , patients, and their families.

          • onedonewong

            You didn’t answer my question about your daughter

        • Surely you jest!!

          • onedonewong

            That’s exactly what happened

        • Bush,made a bigger mess. Which is why Obama is running for President,
          again . To clean up the mess. Want to vote for Romney. It is up to you.
          If Romney becomes President. Guess what? We will be back where we
          started . A budget that was in Big mess.

          • onedonewong

            $10 Trillion in new debt, 15% unemployment and the laughing stock of the world.. Yep he’s going to clean up the mess HE Made. That’s why Barak has the title of the “worst president ever”

        • I would strongly suggest to read Federal legislation from 1981-2012 and you find that the REPUB’s in a any numbers of a majority of their members at the time Refuse to pass any Major Legislation that directly assist any of the working poor,middle classes or SMALL BUSINESSES over the above period of time———-NEVER!

          Yet these same groups like RUNNING DOGS slooping up their MASTERS Waste actual vote for REPUB’s who are destorying the consumer working classes-UNBELIEVEABLE!!!!!!!!!!

          • onedonewong

            They passed multiple tax reductions which have a far far bigger impact on everyone. They also passed earned income tax credit. they passed a cap of 5 years for welfare, they cut unemployment iins from 2 years to 56 weeks

        • all the republican did was still from the poor people like romney did by noot paying taxes for ten years,and he want to still more by being president,and we know what mormans is all about,and cults don’t care for nobody but themselves.

          • onedonewong

            da poors don’t have no mony until dere wlefare check come how they be steeled from. us colored don’t pay no taxes either we be too slick…you maen da cults like naacp or rainbow cololition or blk panters??

    • Don

      Obamacare or what is really Romneycare will not take affect until 2014 and much can happen before that time. I know longer need to care about gas prices as my wife does the driving. At 73 I do not have the ability to drive safely.

  • JohnRetiredSenior

    It’s about time the Obama campaign started running positive ads pointing out the real differences between the candidates. I’m tired of the negative ads from both sides that stretch the truth or sometimes even outright lie. I think Obama needs to keep the message simple, pointing out how Romney’s policies benefit the wealthy and especially the big corporations that would pollute our world, while Obama’s policies are aimed at getting people back to work, thus benefitting the middle class and making the wealthy pay what they used to pay. This ad was a good start in that direction.

  • It is an excellent add & President Clinton is the perfect person to deliver it.

    • I Can Remember The GOP Was Screwing With Clinton Tooth And Nail Also!! They Don’t Want This Country To Be In Good Shape Cause They Are Making Money From The Failure Of America!! Which Makes Them Traitors!!!

  • devilindetail

    We can give more tax breaks to the wealthy, cut business regulations and reduce business costs, but if people do not have the money to buy things business just makes more off what it sells, sales don’t increase. If a car dealer sells X cars with B employees, making more money per car sale is not what results in his hiring more salesmen.

    Every GOP plan to increase jobs is based on making sure the wealthy make more money so presumably they hire more workers. The Obama plan is to put people to work providing infrastructure and opportunity. Gosh, I wonder which plan will be the more productive in getting the economy humming again? Is that really that tough to figure out?

    • politicalhack1

      One wouldnt think so. The exact same thing worked after the depression of 1929-1932.
      FDR, after closing the banks for a while, instituted several programs to get people to working again, in his case they were through government programs like TVA, WPA, etc.
      Demand for products was fostered among the working public, and business owners supplied products, hiring workers. Later, in 1937, John M. Keynes published a book on economics which posited these very theories.

      In the 1940’s alternative economists, primarily at Harvard, began work on theories based on the laissez faire capitalism of the 1920’s, the very thing that caused the depression in the first place. Their ideas of supply side economics did not catch on, because of the success of the New Deal and the many years of growth that followed. But by 1980, their ideas took hold on the national level with a promise of trickle down economics from Ronald Reagan. Supply side economics continued except for the eight years of the Clinton presidency- the only eight years of solid growth since. President Obama has tried but Republican Obstructionism and outright refusal at cooperation by the republican house, has slowed his process down.

      What gets me is that most people should figure out that the real engine of job creation is an employed middle class. But many of them since 1980 have voted against their own self-
      interest. I just dont understand how the phony economic theories supported by the republicans can be sold to so many.

  • SRAEZL

    Stop spewing and do some research. Your statement is completely invalid.

  • Mr LewisMelton, I am afraid to say that you are absolutely ignorant, arrogant moron, if I may.THere is nothing wrong not to know everything, But stupidity comes from refusing to lear and having open mind. Do you have any idea how much would cost our food if we did not have illegal immigrant to work over 10 hours perday under the scorching sun at less that minimum wages? Ask the farmers in Florida, California, Oregon…? Do you know how much will it cost your hamnergers, cheeseburgers… @ fast food.? Would you go and work there with minimum wages? Do you know how much would cost to collect the trash from 6:am to 6:pm? Do you know how much would cost to built a house that you living in? Would you go and replace the tiles on your roof?
    Why during president G.W BUSH congress refused to pass his law despite Senator Mc Cain?
    Why governor Rick Perry of Texas, a REpublican passed the law about the University Entrance for non documented Latino.
    NO. Mr MELTON. YOU KNOW NOTHING AT ALL, Except you are a big ignorant arrogant B.S who should be ashamed of your igmorance. I would strongly suggest that you go back to school and get your High School degree. Thank you.

    • LewisMelton

      John,

      Seems as if I struck a nerve. I regret that you feel I am on here attempting to bully anyone. As far as people working for minimum wage or less goes, I believe that they should decide whether to perform that job or not. As far as the cost of poultry, vegetables, beef, and fruit goes, the price also depends on the cost of transporting the goods to market and the cost of planting, the amount of the crops that germinate and mature to harvest. We also have to look at the weather conditions, drought, rain, snow, cold, hot, etc.

      If people want to come to the United States for a better life, I don’t blame them. The issue that I am concerned with is how they get here. Are they here as a legal alien (Green Card) or as an illegal alien (Border Jumper).

      While serving as a Marine, I served with quite a few legal aliens. They weren’t even citizens of the United States but they were willing to give back and put their lives on the line for each of us. To each of those service members I give or gave all the respect that I would to any other service member.

      It’s those who come here and beat the system and take advantage of our Country, that I have no use for.

      I’m a registered Republican and my parents are both registered democrats. I won’t be voting for Obama and neither will one of my parents. The other states that they can’t vote for Romney because of the fact that he is mormon, but they won’t vote for Obama so they will sit this one out.

      As far as the tiles on my roof goes: I have worked in the construction industry as a framer, a roofer, an electrician, a plumbers helper, and a brick mason’s helper, pouring foundations, and finally as a construction superintendant before the Dodd/Frank bill caused the housing industry to crash. Back to the tiles, my income does not permit me to be able to afford tiles on my roof, but I do have 30 year architechtural shingles that I installed myself.

      As far as my education goes, I did manage to graduate from a public high school with a grade point average of above 3.0. I neglected to pursue college at the time to pursue a career as a Marine. That career has ended and now I am working two other jobs in order to send my children to private school so that they can be challenged and brought up with respect for God and our country.

      Obama was the congressman from Illinois and one of his largest supporters/contributors was the teachers unions. Would you like to have your children currently enrolled in the Chicago school system? Just to bring you up to speed, the Chicago teachers have been on strike for over a week. It’s all about them, not the students.

      Enough of my rant, I hope that this helps to clear up any misunderstanding that we may have had. If not then I believe you might want to consult your minister, pastor or psychologist/psychiatrist.

  • satyre

    It’s so frustrating to have yet another “lesser of two evils” election. But that’s what it’s been since “The Bankers’ Manifesto” of 1892, when the blueprint was put in place for two parties serving the same interests (the “robber barons”) in different strategical ways was first laid out. I wanted to believe that I might have been wrong, that maybe a “real” Democrat, a real uncorrupted progressive could attain office, that the system wasn’t rigged, so I supported Obama last time. He seemed to have a background of integrity and service (just like Clinton and so many more who became “centrists” as soon as self-interest and money-interest become realities).

    And what happened? He met with the health care bigwigs and the next day directed that the “public option” be dropped, creating just an alternative windfall for the health insurance industry. He promised to close Guantanamo, yet it, and the various, nameless “black sites” are still in their sinister business. He eventually partially withdrew from Iraq, but widened the war in Afghanistan, knowing full well that “terrorism” isn’t defeatable by invasion and that drones kill mostly civilians. It took him years, pressure and gaffes to finally end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and ultimately luke-warmly support marriage equality. His education plan, “Race to the Top” is, if anything, worse than Bush’s “No Child Left Behind.” He’s virtually ignored the poor. He clearly has not pushed for real “change,” and I no longer believe it’s lack of leadership or experience or political courage, I believe it’s intentional.

    So what do you do? Those small strategic differences do mean something in people’s lives. There’s a possible Supreme Court nominee to think of, one who could swing the balance on issues of deep importance. The further distribution of wealth toward the rich, re-deregulation of profiteers, attempts to privatize Medicare, the wholesale destruction of programs for the needy, the assault on women’s rights, accelerated tearing down of the wall between church and state, increased defense build-ups and saber-rattling, passing the tipping point for saving the planet in denial and inaction, etc. by Romney-Ryan are scary propositions, far beyond whatever damage a second Obama term would bring us. So does one still make a statement that we really need a party of the people and let things get even worse, or does one let yet another four years come and go maintaining a slightly better corrupt and deceitful status quo? Does one let political armageddon come to wake people up or does one cushion their pain a little in a way that lets them continue to believe in a phony dream and continue to act against their own interests?

  • satyre

    It’s so frustrating to have yet another “lesser of two evils” election. But that’s what it’s been since “The Bankers’ Manifesto” of 1892, when the blueprint was put in place for two parties serving the same interests (the “robber barons”) in different strategical ways was first laid out. I wanted to believe that I might have been wrong, that maybe a “real” Democrat, a real uncorrupted progressive could attain office, that the system wasn’t rigged, so I supported Obama last time. He seemed to have a background of integrity and service (just like Clinton and so many more who became “centrists” as soon as self-interest and money-interest become realities).

    And what happened? He met with the health care bigwigs and the next day directed that the “public option” be dropped, creating just an alternative windfall for the health insurance industry. He promised to close Guantanamo, yet it, and the various, nameless “black sites” are still in their sinister business. He eventually partially withdrew from Iraq, but widened the war in Afghanistan, knowing full well that “terrorism” isn’t defeatable by invasion and that drones kill mostly civilians. It took him years, pressure and gaffes to finally end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and ultimately luke-warmly support marriage equality. His education plan, “Race to the Top” is, if anything, worse than Bush’s “No Child Left Behind.” He’s virtually ignored the poor. He clearly has not pushed for real “change,” and I no longer believe it’s lack of leadership or experience or political courage, I believe it’s intentional.

    So what do you do? Those small strategic differences do mean something in people’s lives. There’s a possible Supreme Court nominee to think of, one who could swing the balance on issues of deep importance. The further distribution of wealth toward the rich, re-deregulation of profiteers, attempts to privatize Medicare, the wholesale destruction of programs for the needy, the assault on women’s rights, accelerated tearing down of the wall between church and state, increased defense build-ups and saber-rattling, passing the tipping point for saving the planet in denial and inaction, etc. by Romney-Ryan are scary propositions, far beyond whatever damage a second Obama term would bring us. So does one still make a statement that we really need a party of the people and let things get even worse, or does one let yet another four years come and go maintaining a slightly better corrupt and deceitful status quo? Does one let political armageddon come to wake people up or does one cushion their pain a little in a way that lets them continue to believe in a phony dream and continue to act against their own interests?

  • satyre

    It’s so frustrating to have yet another “lesser of two evils” election. But that’s what it’s been since “The Bankers’ Manifesto” of 1892, when the blueprint was put in place for two parties serving the same interests (the “robber barons”) in different strategical ways was first laid out. I wanted to believe that I might have been wrong, that maybe a “real” Democrat, a real uncorrupted progressive could attain office, that the system wasn’t rigged, so I supported Obama last time. He seemed to have a background of integrity and service (just like Clinton and so many more who became “centrists” as soon as self-interest and money-interest become realities).

    And what happened? He met with the health care bigwigs and the next day directed that the “public option” be dropped, creating just an alternative windfall for the health insurance industry. He promised to close Guantanamo, yet it, and the various, nameless “black sites” are still in their sinister business. He eventually partially withdrew from Iraq, but widened the war in Afghanistan, knowing full well that “terrorism” isn’t defeatable by invasion and that drones kill mostly civilians. It took him years, pressure and gaffes to finally end “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and ultimately luke-warmly support marriage equality. His education plan, “Race to the Top” is, if anything, worse than Bush’s “No Child Left Behind.” He’s virtually ignored the poor. He clearly has not pushed for real “change,” and I no longer believe it’s lack of leadership or experience or political courage, I believe it’s intentional.

    So what do you do? Those small strategic differences do mean something in people’s lives. There’s a possible Supreme Court nominee to think of, one who could swing the balance on issues of deep importance. The further distribution of wealth toward the rich, re-deregulation of profiteers, attempts to privatize Medicare, the wholesale destruction of programs for the needy, the assault on women’s rights, accelerated tearing down of the wall between church and state, increased defense build-ups and saber-rattling, passing the tipping point for saving the planet in denial and inaction, etc. by Romney-Ryan are scary propositions, far beyond whatever damage a second Obama term would bring us. So does one still make a statement that we really need a party of the people and let things get even worse, or does one let yet another four years come and go maintaining a slightly better corrupt and deceitful status quo? Does one let political armageddon come to wake people up or does one cushion their pain a little in a way that lets them continue to believe in a phony dream and continue to act against their own interests?

  • onedonewong

    Clinton knows that Barak has already taken over the worst president ever from Jimmy Carter. Now he wants him to win the most amoral president ever and knock him out of that position. He also wants to make sure Hilary stays away as she tips the scales at 200 pounds and has to travel on a cargo plane

    • ExPAVIC

      ONEDONE

      You basic dyed in the wool moron. Same old American Taliban Republican ploy. If you can’t match their politics, attack their personalities.

      Seems like we have heard similar crap from your Karl Rove who employs that strategy repeatedly.

      Why don’t you find a 220 volt receptacle to stick your tongue into?

      • LOL!!! GOOD ONE!!!LOL

      • onedonewong

        Once again you proven your incapable of an informed debate. Why not let your wife take over she surely can’t be a dumb as you

        • Do you call your comments “informed debate”? What a joke!! You sound like a red neck idiot who can’t say anything but childish comments.

          • onedonewong

            You sound like some one from NYC that can’t do anything for themselves and needs govt to run their lives

    • Justin Napolitano

      One done, is that your whole take on this discussion? Please grow up!

      • onedonewong

        it says it all there is nothing to be added

    • OMG!! You don’t even make sense. Why do you bother writing on these sites if you can write something intelligent that a person could understand? You certainly would be a lightweight in a debate of any kind or even a discussion because you aren’t able to come up with anything decent to say. Go read a comic book or something. Your lame posts are disgusting.

      • onedonewong

        Hmmm nothing to refute my points other than ad honiums typical lib/socialist

  • I have had little time for this DRAFT DODGER ever since he went to Canada to keep from going to Vietnam . He could only come back into the United States after Carter pardoned him. Hillary at that time was only along for the ride.

  • In many more ways than one it’s a clear choice to vote for Obama. Otherwise, kiss all the choices godbye because the repugnicans are totally against choice in any form. Only they know what’s right for you and your body. And only they will actually take the millions from Medicare and NOT put it back. Obama does NOT take $700 billion from Medicare. That’s the savings to be made with his policies. How can you all be do dumb. Not a question. Women, stand up and vote for your rights over your own body. It’s now or never.

    • LewisMelton

      Dear Ignore The Facts,

      Although I don’t necessarily agree with abortion, you will never see me standing picketing an abortion clinic. The judgement of abortion should be between yourself, the doctor who performs the abortion and God, allah, yourself, Satan or whoever you worship. I’m also not going to attempt to dictate what you eat how much or what size drink you have or how much exercise you get, I’ll leave that up to Michelle Obama.

      It’s just a shame that the innocent child can’t decide if it wants to abort the parent.

      When you talk about choice, I have to believe that you are talking about abortion.

      As far as choice goes, I believe that in most every case with the exception of rape / molestation, the person has a choice. Leave your drawers on or take them off. Use contraception or don’t use contraception. If the doctor and public advertisement, TV commercials, haven’t informed these pro-choice people, let me be the first to let you know. Contraception is not 100% effective. Oral sex won’t get you pregnant. If you abstain from sex you will not get pregnant.

  • signalfire1

    Isn’t it amazing how a politician can be completely shamed in front of the whole world for being a letch and having no respect for the dignity of the office whatsoever, and a few years later, he returns as an honored party elder?

    Crawl back into your hole (whose ever) Clinton.

    • Justin Napolitano

      He did a good job when in office, 23 million jobs created and a almost zero deficit.
      If that is your definition of a leach we need another just like him.

    • You are correct on one point. Clinton didn’t act very presidential with his indiscretions but he certainly knew what he was talking about when it came to running the country. I was disappointed in his behavior as well, but I think he is a very intelligent man with a good mind and great ideas for getting things accomplished. I also feel that his wife is equally intelligent and has done a good job. We’d be foolish to toss Clinton aside as non essential when we do really need his input of ideas to help us.

  • The Republicans are NOT cutting taxes for the wealthy, they are just not letting the tax cuts expire that will raise taxes substantially on “Everybody”. Romney also wants to cut taxes on everone across the board which will help the middle-class very much. Deregulations are NOT what got us into the mess e are in now, it was the Dodd/Frank Subprime housing loans given to unqualified persons for “fairness”. By the way, the so-called Bush recession “officially” ended in June 2009, the mess and continuing recession, which is predicted to lead to a major recession, is all from Obama’s policies put in place when his Party had FULL Control of Congress.

    Also, Obama wants to eliminate the work requirements for welfare recepients that Clinton put in place, meanwhile giving Amnesty to 1.7 Million Illegals while 23 Million Americans are unemployed.

    • Justin Napolitano

      Paul Cindy, you are not talking factual. First the welfare work requirement was not taken out of welfare. Many Governors, Republicans included, wanted more latitude with the rules on welfare and made a strong case that these rule changes will help them better handle the welfare dollars. Additionally, the work requirement will be strengthened not reduced by the rule change.
      Deregulation was the reason for the collapse of the housing market and the almost total destruction of the world financial system. The TARP program, which was enacted under Bush, was a success and kept us from falling into an abyss.
      Additionally, I could make a strong argument that if wages had been raised, like in any previous economic expansion, the housing crisis might not have happened or would have been much less severe. People could have afforded those houses and also it is wise to remember that buying a house was one of the most Conservative things a family could do because they almost never lost value. Never forget that the hundreds of billions of dollars spent on housing went to those that were building those houses and they made out like a bandit. The money wasn’t lost it just went to the rich home builders.
      The amnesty only acknowledges those that have come to this country as children and allows them to not have to look over their shoulder when attending school or even trying to earn a few dollars. They have been here all along and instead of trying to work under the table – and believe me many have and do- they can work legally, go to college or join the military without fear.
      On march 2nd 2009 the stock market hit a new low. Since then it has doubled because the economy has recovered. Yes, it has a way to go but there is no magic bullet to get it going except a Federal jobs program which the Republicans will not approve. Giving more money to those that already have plenty will not solve the problem.
      Obama is the answer because he goes forward. A vote for Romney is a vote to go back to the policies that caused the decline in the first place.
      Obama/Biden 2012 1040

    • DukeDacat

      GEE Cindy, I missed the “Bush recession “officially” ended in June 2009,””

      I just hate it when I miss a parade, paper hats and loli pops, etc….
      Dam………………..

    • rmarqua2921

      When and where did Obama give “Amnesty to 1.7 Million illegals”? You just can’t stay on subject can you! You can’t admit that Clinton was one of the best Presidents ever and I don’t know the last time a President left a legacy of a surplus! You can’t admit that Bush and the Republicans tax breaks and deregulation did nothing for jobs in this country. Romney is only more of Bush! Tax breaks for the rich at the expense of the middle class and more deregulation for the corporations! We are still waiting for the job creation from the Bush tax breaks for the rich, which by the way are still in effect…still no jobs from the tax breaks!

    • ralphkr

      It is absolutely amazing how many “facts” you have in your post, PaulCindy, that are only “facts” to the know-nothing crowd. Republicans DO want to cut taxes on the super wealthy to close to zero, they DO want to raise taxes on the poor and middle class by cancelling such things as food stamps, school loans (as Romney said, “Stop asking for a government handout and ask for the money from your parents.” Of course, in the Romney circles the parents always have a spare $20K or more lying around the house), Earned Income Credit (cancelling that promotes people to stay on welfare) just to mention a few things that only pertain to the poor and lower middle class. Deregulation was definitely the cause of the near meltdown of world’s economy and we are still facing another, possibly worse, meltdown because of the refusal to pass any meaningful regulations as well as refusing to put bankers in prison where they belong after they have stolen billions of dollars. I am sorry that you have also partaken of the conservative Kool Ade that claims that it was a law requiring that loans be made to people who could not afford them as what the law did do was ban the red-lining of entire Zip codes (usually because heavily populated by people of color) and refusing to make housing loans in those areas no matter how well qualified the buyer was. I have personally listened to those crooked brokers busy explaining to people how they can buy a house and pay less than they are currently paying in rent for their apartment. Easy to see how people get snookered by the supposed financial experts who are “helping” them. It wasn’t just brokers but also banks engaged in all sorts of fast dealings because they knew that long before the loan collapsed that they shall have pocketed a nice profit and sold it to someone else. The recession was in full force long before Obama was elected (you really need to get a calendar) and most of the debt run up by Bush was off-budget (wars and TARP) until Obama rolled them into the budget where they belonged. Oh, yeah, it isn’t Obama who wants to eliminate the work requirements for welfare recipients but some governors, including 2 Republican governors, requesting waivers for their states. By the way, Romney requested the same thing when he was governor.

  • elyely

    lewis , chill out, you just simply do not make sense. Open up your horizon, we are not living in stone ages, there is no place for discussion around gay kids openly serving in military. Eductaion, education, education, this is what is missing in your conservative crowd.

    • The GOP/Tea Party Want Them Dumb, That’s Why They Want To Make It Hard For People To Get An Education!! How Many People Can Ask Their Parent For 20.000 Dollars To Go To College Like Romney Hood Said!! Dumb People Are Easier To Fool Than Smart People!!!

  • Good article/video & good for Mr. Clinton. Think he will be a great asset for President Obama & it’s so good to see the unity betwee them & consistent values & goals. I wish him as well as the Obama team the very best & a good win this Fall.

  • If President Obama is the heir to the Clinton legacy, that is good news consoderong that Clinton left office with a multi-million dollar surplus. Despite his really bad indiscretions, Clinton did good for America. The legay Romney/Ryan is trying to inherit is the Bush/Cheney legacy who left office with a multi-trillion dollar deficit, a deep recession, economic chaos, and the loss of millions of jobs for Americans. Bush/Cheney are two of the richest men in the world right now, which is good for them, but bad for suffering and struggling Americans. The choice is definitely very clear.

  • Don

    Right now I am in the middle of nowhere. I have supported Obama with some money but I am not happy atthis point with either candidate. Romney can’t take away my Social Security or Medicare but he can take away those who are less than 55 years of age according to my read in the Courier-Post Newspaper. I feel bad for my son at 37 who says he will vote for Mitt Romney and if Romney wins, he, his wife, and our granddaughter will lose.

    • ralphkr

      Another example of people who vote against their own future without realizing it.

  • Clinton was a great president-period! So he’s just supporting the best choice in this race!

  • Bill C is a smart man and our president is also a smart man on his own-he doesn’t pay folks like his opponent-to make him appear smart!

  • notworking

    No Bill all the deregulation that your complaining about was orchestrated by you and fellow libs Dodd and Frank. The only reason why you want him reelected is to keep that little PIG Hilary out of the country so you can play the field. Her hair is seldom washed and she tops the scales at 200 Pounds

  • romney is a money hungry morman,which is a cult,he fired people so he could get twenty thoisand dollars off of everyone he fired.he do not care for the american people,he care for those people in other nation where he put all of his money so he would not have to pay any taxes.a man who did not pay taxes for twenty yrs. does not needd to be no president of this great nation.he just want to makethe rich more andmore richer.

  • woodspirit

    Onedonewrong, Clinton was probably the smartest president we ever had. He was, however, able to work with some Republicans before they decided to never, ever compromise again.
    You have to know about the trickle down theory that Nixon started. He lowered taxes on the wealthy with the idea (which has never worked) that the wealthy would then put money into R&D, make new products and hire more people. Instead they simply kept it. It became known as the tinkle down theory. Nixon also froze wages and prices. Employers were thrilled to refuse to give raises, even those already promised, but there was NO ONE who oversaw prices, so the companies just kept raising prices at will. This was another segment of “tinkle down.” Of course inflation got way out of hand. This bit of history is being repeated now. The wealthy vote in all the people that give them all the advantages.

  • LewisMelton

    Ms. Patterson,

    I agree that the president is black and have never to the best of my knowledge criticized anything that he has said or done because of the color of his skin. I could care less about the color of his skin. One issue that I do have a problem with is, people act as if you critique a person and they are a different color, then it is a race issue. I am a mutt, part Creek Indian and part Irish, German, who knows, I might be part black too. I do believe that part of the reason that Obama got elected was because of the color of his skin. I believe that there were quite a few older white people who voted for him because they felt that if they voted against him they would be considered racist. I believe that since the teachers unions had Obama in their back pocket that the get out the vote was a major factor in getting the younger generation out to vote from the schools. I also believe that some people voted for John McCain strictly because Obama was black. I’m not a racist by any standard, but I do like the bumper sticker that reads something like: If not voting for a person because he is black is racist, then what is voting for a person because he is black. (Isn’t that racist too) As far as your comment: “Like it or not, we will all live in this country as American citizens!!!”, I don’t feel that should be the case. If you are an American citizen then you should be entitled to all of the benefits of such citizenship. If you have entered the country illegally, or are a legal alien then you should not reap the same benefits as American Citizens until you acquire that status.

  • LewisMelton

    Dear Ignore The Facts,

    Although I don’t necessarily agree with abortion, you will never see me standing picketing an abortion clinic. The judgement of abortion should be between yourself the doctor who performs the abortion and God, Allah, yourself, Satan or whoever you worship. I’m also not going to attempt to dictate what you eat or how much exercise you get, I’ll leave that up to Michelle Obama