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Friday, September 30, 2016

With the Republican primary contest over and the general election under way, Mitt Romney faces a voting public whose disdain for him has reached levels that pollsters describe as “historic.” From his embittered opponents as well as from Romney and his campaign, Americans have learned that the former Massachusetts governor simply won’t uphold any political position, issue, or achievement he thinks might cost him votes. He doesn’t seem to understand that his inconstancy forfeits more respect than any disagreeable opinion would.

No matter how carefully the former Massachusetts governor parses and prevaricates, many voters, including more than a few conservatives, evidently feel they’ve detected the inner Mitt: a man with utmost regard for himself and people like him – and a profound disregard for people like most of them. They’ve observed him straining to express concern for the unemployed, the poor, and the powerless, while sounding sincerely resentful whenever the privileged are held accountable. They’ve perceived an attitude of entitlement, whether he is withholding tax returns, defending tax breaks for billionaires, or spending vast amounts to defame opponents. And they don’t like it, no matter what they may feel about Barack Obama.

Although a new Gallup poll shows Romney with a small lead matched against Obama – indicating how close this election may ultimately become – voters consistently appear o disapprove of the presumptive Republican nominee. As they have learned more about him over the past several years, his negative ratings have soared. Over the past five years, since he began to run for president, the latest Washington Post/ABC News poll shows that negative views of Romney have roughly doubled, from about 24 percent to 47 percent, while his positive ratings have lagged (only 12 percent express “strongly” positive feelings about him).

More important, Romney polls 21 points behind President Obama in public approval – the worst rating for a likely presidential nominee in a Post/ABC poll since 1984. Indeed, he is the first to be “underwater,” with higher negative than positive ratings, in the last eight presidential elections.

  • Sounds good for Obama.

  • carolknows

    seriously..does romney have tourettes? this guy has jerks and spasms and shakes more than any politician i know or have seen. but he won’t get my vote because he stands for absolutely nothing but his own egoistic ambition. his ‘my turn’ view…based on what? all i se is a rich spoiled brat who would throw womens right to the dogs in a second…look up ‘friese’ and you get a minime

    • mnhistoryfan

      Maybe he has parkinson’s. You could ridicule him the way limbaugh ridiculed Michael Fox. It’s always fun to make fun of the disabled.

      • 1AmericanHoney27

        Romneys only disablement is his ignorance & greed…. He jerks like he does in hopes you can’t see the lie in his eyes.

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    I don’t have a problem with Mitt RoMONEY per se. It’s a matter of principle that Americans keep their government of the people, by the people, FOR the people. I absolutely have no intentions of voting for a candidate who is backed by Big Business Big Bucks and is buying his presidency. I live in a state (NJ) where the former governor bought his position. He was forever beholden to his campaign donors as the first priority of his objectives.

    When the day comes that Big Money and not the people in this country become the sole purpose of the presidency, it will no longer be a safe, civilized society in which to raise our kids.

    • Jerpell

      Obama is the one buying his Presidency with government handouts, making more and more people dependent on government then getting those votes so they don’t lose their dependency hand-outs!

      • B.S.!!!

      • ChristoD

        Pray tell, other than a National Health Care bill that EVERYBODY says was necessary but disagree on the implementation, what has President Obama done vis-a-vis government handouts ? I suspect I will get a barrage of nonsense so ;et me state unequivocally that he has done NOTHING else other than save the country from a depression, revive the US auto industry, implement a world class international diplomacy initiative, reveresed an image of the US in the world as a shot from the hip bully, ended the war in Iraq, killed Bin Laden and increased employment. I am oh so anxious to hear your response to my response.

        • CrankyToo

          Here’s my response to your response: that was extremely well-put. Kudos to you, ChristoD! Give those Repugnicans hell!

      • CrankyToo

        I’ve got bad news and good news for you, Gerbil.

        First the bad: Inane rightwing talking points, like the one about Obama making people dependent upon the Government, may play well down at the fish fry, or the hootenany, or wherever it is that you and Thelma Lou go on Friday nights – but here in the real world? Not so much.

        The good news is, you can be redeemed. All you need to do is switch off Fox Noise. Trust me, that’ll add forty points to your intelligence quotient.

        • EdC

          A big Amen to C2, and Christo

      • EdC

        The B.S. meter is working here, Question where would Obama get the money to buy the presidency? The Oil Companies aren’t paying him, big Pharma isn’t paying him. The insurance companies aren’t paying him. Haliburton isn’t paying him. Rove’s super duper pac isn’t backing him. While he has amased a great deal of money, it has all come in much smaller lots from the REAL people of the United States. Not from the faux people (corporations) of Citizens United. Now lets get down here, some one give us a beat. When we say corporations I’m talkin about the big boys, the ones that don’t pay taxes, like WElls Fargo, and Bank of America, and General Ele3ctric, good old Charles Schwab, and all thoes fine Stock Houses that are stealing the very life blood from this country. And they take part of that free money: from the real tax payers pockets, just to elect REPUBLICANs so to keep screwing the REAL citizens. Stomp Drinking the co0olaid, Jerpell, your butt is on the line too.

      • Wow have you not been listening to the news or do you ever check how the republicans vote. Every iniative president Obama has ever tried to pass to help the poor or middle class has been blocked by the republicans. If you are wealthy I can understand your comments but if you are not you must be very biased or living under a rock. I feel very sorry for ignorant people and I feel sorry for you.

        • mnhistoryfan

          The republicans blocked even the DISCUSSION of raising taxes on the rich.

      • Read the statistics from the US Dept of Labor. Unemployment had been on a “slow and steady” downward trend for several weeks now. This is called
        RECOVERY and it came from the carefully adjusted policies of President Obama’s financial team. READ the statistics. . .it’s all there.

        • Jerpell

          Yea..Obama’s on times 100 most influential list….He on the “BAD” influence list….I’m not a Romney fan but at this point any warm body other than Obama is going to get my vote! The destruction of this country has to stop. I’m sick of his racist, hate filled divisive administration, it’s one scandal after another with this guy. This man is not a leader he is a disaster!

          • jerkpull — how can you be so stupid?

          • Colorado15

            Seriously, I hear this statement all the time but no specifics. How exactly has he been a disaster? Did he pass the Patriate act that stripped Am. citizens fo their right to privacy..no that was republicans. Did he start two wars with no clear plan as to what constituted a win, or how to pay for them..no I think that was Bush. Did he authorize pouring billions of dollars into bailing out banks…Nope TARP was on the Bush watch. Did he pass medicaid part D without a plan on how to fund it, no again Bush. So comparatively….where is the disasters that Obama created? I don’t care if he is black, white, or a little green martion, I want a president who is honest, intelligent, well educated, well spoken, and respected by the world at large.

      • Name a “handout” that he started

        • 1AmericanHoney27

          President Obama hasn’t had a hand out …. To hand out. Those Damn thieving Republicans took it all….

    • ObozoMustGo

      Eleanore… you can take your head out of the sand now. Look at the fundraising stats. Obozo and the DemocRATS have far out raised Repubs from big biz and especially evil WALL STREET!!!!! Look it up. It’s true! Who is the CEO at GE or at Google? Arent they in Obozo’s camp? Arent they big biz? What about all of the Hollywood multi-multi-millionaires? Arent they in Obozo’s camp? Of course they are. I dont see you leftist nutjobs complaining about “Big Entertainment” and demanding that movie ticket prices be controlled and regulated.

      So take your hypocrisy elsewhere, please. Have a nice day!

      • Move somewhere else–where big money buys everything–say, the United Arab
        Emirates. Leave the democracy to those of us who undersand it and love it.

        • ObozoMustGo

          Babs… I suppose you have no response to the FACTS I used to show Eleanor that her emotional attachment to this idea that Repubs get all the “Fat Cat” money is actually a complete myth! In truth, DumbocRATS get lots more “fat cat” money than Repubs do. They are selling you a lie.

          By the way…. when are you leftist nutjobs going to realize that we DO NOT LIVE IN A DEMOCRACY. WE LIVE IN A REPRESENTATIVE REPUBLIC. THOSE ARE 2 DIFFERENT FORMS OF GOVERNMENT. GOT IT????????? Sheeeshh!!!! I’m tired of correcting you leftists morons.

          Hava a nice day!

          • mnhistoryfan

            And I’m tired of reading your insults to everyone you disagree with. Hardly a good argument for your side. Every insult means you lost the argument.

          • ObozoMustGo

            I’m very concerned that you are tired, mn. Go back to your crack pipe. That’ll wake you up!

            Have a nice day!

          • 1AmericanHoney27

            Yo Bozo, we all can tell you still haven’t sucked on your tube of Prep H. Still with the big mouth & little pea brain between those big ears. I can see it bothers you that the people of Wall Street, Google & G.E. are smart enough to read between the lies of your beloved Flip-Flopping Fat Cats…

          • ObozoMustGo

            Just kidding, mn…. just kidding. Relax.

            Have a nice day! 🙂

          • ottokristen

            Hi Obozo, are you in your insulting mode again or still?You should get together with Montana,you are made for each other and if you put you great ideas together you could make one good Republican presidential nominee .

          • ObozoMustGo

            Hi Otto. I hope you are well today. Ssshhhh!!!! Dont tell anyone that I’m just kidding around with the names and insults. It’s just a way to get back at all the mean spirited leftists out there. And yes, I have read Montana and like his brand of common sense. And no. I would not make a good politician. I tell the truth, good, bad or ugly. Voters in general dont like the truth.

            Have a nice day, my friend.

          • Colorado15

            When you have to stoop to denigrating the person you are replying to and calling names you have lost your ability to influence anyone’s decision. Keep in mind this country and form of gov’t were founded on “civil” discord not name calling

          • claytango

            I’m sorry Obozo, but did you say we live in a Representative Republic? I think you should look up Oligarchy in the dictionary…

          • ObozoMustGo

            uhhhh… clay….. uhh…… have you read any of Obozo’s recent Executive Orders? uhh….. have you noticed how many times Obozo has publicly stated that he will “go around Congress” to get things done? And all you leftist nutjobs in the audience cheer and cheer about a president proclaiming his unconstitutional actions. I think I am well aware of what an Oligarchy is, and Obozo is the closest thing to it that we have EVER come in American history. Dont give me more of your blame GWB crap either. He wasnt so hot, but he didnt go around Congress. Obozo is 100 times worse than GWB ever was.

            Get your facts straight, dope!

            Have a nice day!

          • claytango

            Can you peel your eyes away from FOX COMMENTARY long enough to look at facts and when the facts include Bush Jr., none of the idiots, like you, want to acknowledge that he’s a GIANT part of why we are in the mess we we’re in…and if you know what an Oligarchy is, explain it to me in your own words without any of the stupid words you make up. I want to know if you really understand what an Oligarchy is.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Oligarchy = a form of power structure in which power effectively rests with a small number of people.

            Now lets consider…
            1) Obozo and his unelected, unappointed czars who write executive orders and craft regulations over industry outside of congress approval…..
            2) combined with his “going around congress” (his own words, not mine) and giving speeches to rousing crowds about how he doesnt need congress…..
            3) and not even passing a single constitutionally required budget in 4 years….
            4) appointing cabinet positions claiming the Senate is in recess when they were NOT
            Do I need to go on?

            THIS IS WHAT OLIGARCHY LOOKS LIKE!

            Have a nice day!

          • claytango

            If you think that is an Oligarchy and not the controlling 1% rich (like Romney, Wall Street, the Lobbyists, etc.), then you are delusional and there’s no sense even trying to understand you…Obama does not do what he does alone. YOU do not represent the majority in America, even though I’m sure you think you do.
            And by the way, Have a nice day, Bozo!

          • ObozoMustGo

            talk about delusional????????? sheeesh! You dope, Obozo IS the governing president. Not some nameless, faceless so-called “1%” that you Occupy Wall Street bums had made up for you. That’s all class warfare bullsheet being pumped up by Obozo and the hard left going in to an election. His only chance of winning is to divide Americans and make different groups hate each other.

            And power over the levers of government in the hands of a small few is Obozo and his czars. You cant change the definition, you moron!

            Oligarchy is the form of GOVERNMENT, you useful idiot! And Obozo IS the government.

            Have a nice day

          • ObozoMustGo

            talk about delusional????????? sheeesh! You dope, Obozo IS the governing president. Not some nameless, faceless so-called “1%” that you Occupy Wall Street bums had made up for you. That’s all class warfare bullsheet being pumped up by Obozo and the hard left going in to an election. His only chance of winning is to divide Americans and make different groups hate each other.

            And power over the levers of government in the hands of a small few is Obozo and his czars. You cant change the definition, you moron!

            Oligarchy is the form of GOVERNMENT, you useful idiot! And Obozo IS the government.

            Have a nice day

          • claytango

            No President IS THE GOVERNMENT, unless we are in a Dictatorship. At least I am a useful idiot and not a useless one, like you. Go ahead and make the last comment because I know that’s how you operate…I’m done with you.

          • ObozoMustGo

            clay… clearly with the facts I presented you on the President’s own statements and his czars, and the fact that he goes around Congress…. clearly, a small number of people run our government unchallenged. That, by definition, is an Oligarchy. Sorry, but you are clearly in the wrong.

            Have a nice day!

          • claytango

            Bozo, like most Right Wingers, you are flying in circles around your own skewed facts. Anybody can take comments out of context. I didn’t realize that this was a “I’m right, you’re wrong” contest. You just keep eating the Republican pablum…America even needs people like you.

    • montanabill

      Can you say, “Solyndra”, or “GE” or “Warren Buffett” or “George Soros” or $30,000 a plate dinners, or “Solar Trust”, “Jon Corzine”, etc. Do you really think the President is not backed by Big Business Big Bucks? Are you that naive?

    • claytango

      Eleanor, I appreciate your comments and I really do believe that they (the people in power) hid their actions as long as they could, but I think we, as The People, lost our voice many years ago. Since the advent of online information, we don’t need Senators (backed by moneyed lobbyist), Congress, or even the Judicial High Court. I believe we are in a day, where electoral vote with checks and balances (so we could keep King George in line) are outdated and unnecessary.

      We, the people, should all have access to an online computer and once a week, month or whatever, sign in, read what has been presented, and vote on it. Only then will our vote count. And we could do the same thing for where we want our taxes that we pay to go…then we would have our ‘taxation with representation.’

      Alas, maybe the American people aren’t ready to use their own brain to think without someone telling us what to do…yet.

      • mnhistoryfan

        Yay! Direct democracy! Just like California although for EVERYTHING!
        Our founders were wise wise wise to create a democratic republic. Yours is a recipe for total chaos and dysfunction.

        • claytango

          In what way would the total chaos you are referring to be any more harmful than the total chaos already in effect???

      • Colorado15

        the problem with that is only a very small percentage of the people actual inform themselves in order to make a reasonable and rational decision. We no longer teach analytical reasoning in school and there are very few independent media sources. Everyone listens to their favorite talking head and never bothers to do a little research to determine if what they are saying is true.

        • claytango

          I understand what you are saying Colorado15, but aren’t there always problems when you start something that has never been tried before? So, before each vote, people get to watch a pro and con video. And Yes, people would have to come out of their apathy (or even think a little) in order to vote for things that affect them. It’s time we quit voting for Lawyers and Businessmen/women for our President, but someone who actually lives a regular, everyday life. The ones who we’ve elected have lives that are so far beyond me that I haven’t got a clue what their life must be.

          While I agree that analytical reasoning is important, teaching analytical reasoning in school is something I’m not even sure can be taught…I think it’s more like life’s lessons to us; every cause has an effect, so if you vote for something that is going to harm us, then common sense tells us not to vote for that. What is lacking in this country (and elsewhere) is just plain common sense.

          So, I guess we need to put any bills or things to be voted on in plain language and non of this garbled legalese.

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    The problem with Republicans is they are like owners of landfills…either they fill it with all manner of trash from the top 1% with all the money that buys whatever their whims demand or they dump on the Middle Class until no Middle Class exists.

    RoMONEY is a man who can’t be trusted. He says one thing and does another…exactly what all Republicans including Chris Christie does. They want you to believe the Middle Class is the Nanny state. Then, they deliberately ignore the billions handed to obscenely profitable Big Businesses.

    Corporate America is losing ground because we did exactly what Republicans demanded we do…Take our country back. So now we don’t buy at the Big Box stores in the volume we once might have. We don’t participate in the scams of the Financial Industry we can no longer trust and we are fed up with the Corporate Nanny State the Republicans have worked so hard since Reagan to build.

    • montanabill

      “a man who can’t be trusted. He says one thing and does another…exactly what all Republicans…”. Have you been paying the slightest bit of attention to Barack Obama’s speeches and actions?

      • Montanabill,
        Come on let’s be real already! You have go to be kidding right? The president has put forth every effort to better our country as a whole but folks like yourself continue to attempt to “lynch” him! How about you start at home and evaluate yourself? You may not like what you come up with! God Bless you and those like you! Trust me you need it!

        • montanabill

          Have you noticed that the only people who say anything racial concerning the President are his supporters? Kind of weird, huh?
          I can’t say that the President has put forth ‘every effort’ because I haven’t been privy to his working habits. I can say, with absolute certainty, that he was ill prepared to be President and has failed miserably because of it. Otherwise, he could and would run on his record. Since he can’t, he demagogues ‘the rich’, ‘oil companies’ or anything else that will take your mind off of what he said he would do versus what he has really done.

          • B4Real2012

            Whatever. Give me a break MBill. There seems to be no hope for people like you. Your hypocriscy is asstounding.

          • montanabill

            Want to provide evidence to the contrary?

          • 1AmericanHoney27

            Did you not read what Sonjad had to say or facts to hard for you to comprehend… Using MontanaBill as your sign on name speaks volumes..

          • montanabill

            Couldn’t do it, eh?

          • Leslie Piper

            Dear BSSSr Bull…it’s obvious you don’t get it…you’d rather throw your opinions around instead of paying attention to what your fellow American citizens are saying from their own lives.
            Look here: every four-year-old normal kid can talk. The smarter ones learn they haven’t a lot to add to the conversation of adults.

            May I suggest, strongly, that you take a hint?
            You don’t seem to have much to add…and I can only assume that you, dear fellow American…another assumption…that you pay more attention for awhile and walk a few miles in some of your fellow citizens’ shoes?

            Oh…and maybe less time with drugaddled draft dodgers who seem to be your little tin gods.

          • Leslie Piper

            Dear BSSSr Bull…it’s obvious you don’t get it…you’d rather throw your opinions around instead of paying attention to what your fellow American citizens are saying from their own lives.
            Look here: every four-year-old normal kid can talk. The smarter ones learn they haven’t a lot to add to the conversation of adults.

            May I suggest, strongly, that you take a hint?
            You don’t seem to have much to add…and I can only assume that you, dear fellow American…another assumption…that you pay more attention for awhile and walk a few miles in some of your fellow citizens’ shoes?

            Oh…and maybe less time with drugaddled draft dodgers who seem to be your little tin gods.

          • montanabill — wow, you are seriously confused.

          • montanabill

            I see. Is he running on his record and I missed those commercials and speeches? Perhaps you can point me to one.

          • ottokristen

            Hi Montana,I guess you are for second amendment of the Constitution and you must be a member of NRA right?And you have the credentials to know all about economy and how to fix it, similar to the quick remedy of Mitt Romney.So far am I right?Did you see the interview of Diana Sawyer and Romneys?While I was watching Diane Sawyer interviewing the Romneys, I realized that those two people, Mitt and his wife are desperately trying to pass for down to earth, low income people, with very modest needs. They just might decide to give away all their millions. But I doubt it.By the way if Obama did not take charge of the economy even before your friend Bush was discarded,you would not be able to by the new GMC Truck you like.There would not buy any GMC period.

          • montanabill

            You miss Romney’s point. He wants everyone to have the chance he did to become wealthy, if that is what they want to do. His giving away his money won’t help anyone for very long. I’m sure you are familiar with the parable about giving a man a fish versus teaching him to fish. Sorry, I buy Ford trucks and the rest of your rambling was an attempt to belittle me.

          • ottokristen

            I am sorry that it seems like I want to belittle you,but even if I wanted to do that, I would not have to try too hard.

          • montanabill

            There is a difference between trying and succeeding.

          • claytango

            This is the typical uninformed rhetoric of people who don’t pay attention to history repeating itself.

          • You realy mean that? less prepaid then W and Dick. Have they found those weapon in Iraq yet.

          • montanabill

            What did whatever you said have to do with my comments? Are you referring to weapons of mass destruction that even Hillary thought were in Iraq? If so, that had nothing to do with any comment.

      • msgwdn

        Why do you always ask others to pay attention, when you have not checked the facts yourself?

        • montanabill

          You just made a bad assumption. Since you weren’t paying attention, either to what the President said as a candidate or with his almost daily speeches, watch the Republican ads that will show Barack Obama in his own words. I suspect you will find a way to excuse him, but his own words from his own mouth will tell the story and it is pretty easy to compare what actually happened.

          • ottokristen

            I can not help to rudely jump in,but most of what was shown be Republicans in their adds was taken out of context.

          • Colorado15

            Believing anything that goes into a political ad from either side is illadvised. The wonderful thing about a 30 second ad is you can take a statement completely out of context, twist it every which way and pretty soon it doesn’t remotely resemble the persons original opinion.

          • montanabill

            Absolutely true, but that is not what I was referencing. I was talking about his complete speeches and his actual accomplishments. I do listen to him and I do pay attention to what is actually accomplished and it takes more than just listening to TV commentators or ads from either side.

  • lexi001

    My biggest concern is not that these poll numbers are skewed, which to some degree they all are, it is that we have seen, since the President announced his candidacy for office, the real racism that exists in our country. We have a lot of people in this country who are really simply ignorant who have voting rights. To get rid of that “African-American” occupying “THERE” White House, they could care less who the candidate is. That is what’s worrying.

    • “THERE” White House? Could you possibly mean “THEIR” White House?

    • This is very true. And, I do not believe what a lot of people have been say. That it is because they are not aware. Because they are very much aware, and very much educated about it (Racism). How stupid can one be. They might vote for anyone as long as it is not an “African-American”………….
      Well all I can say to that is that it has been tried before and all have lost. Because the very thing that they thought would badly hurt the “African American” also ended up hurting the “Whites”, as well. But, I have been told by my elders that “Whites would go to any lengths, including hurting themselves, just to hurt “Blacks”. Now if that is true – How very, very, sad. But, I will tell you this we had better all get it together or else we might find all of us in deep trouble. And, you know what this thing goes much further than just that, it includes the haves and the have nots, as well. They do not care about their own white people that are less fortunate, because there are less fortunate, both Black and White.

      Oh and I feel I NEED to say: I have friends both Whites and Blacks

      I know that I speak sharp language, but I just feel that this subject needs to be spoken sharply and truthfully.

  • fordneri

    Republicans depend on the fearful. ignorant, superstitious, desperate and useless to supply their insatiable need for narcissistic approval. Like doctors who get their patients addicted to pain relief drugs rather than eliminating the cause of the pain. The doctor gets rich and builds an impressive practice built on pain and misery, but never any relief for anyone but himself.

    • CrankyToo

      You’re absolutely spot on, fordneri – and with a great analogy into the bargain!

  • Jerpell

    If Romney is disliked then Obama is Loathed!

    • CrankyToo

      Indeed, you are correct, Gerbil; Obama is loathed – by racists, and nihilists, and homophobes, and evil-vangelists, and CEOs, and bankers, and all manner of Archie Bunker types. Hell, my redneck neighbors absolutely hate the guy!

      But I think most rational and informed people understand and will agree that he’s tried like hell to improve our lot during the past three years, even in the face of withering obstructionism from Repugnicans in Congress.

      I predict that Obama will be reelected in November, and that the Repugnican leadership will finally come around to the realization that they just can’t afford to stall and obstruct and sabotage our progress for another four years (not if they have any aspirations for 2016).

      • ObozoMustGo

        uhhh…. Cranky… you forget that November 2010 was a MASSIVE DEFEAT FOR OBOZO and a switch in power precisely because America believed that we needed a harness on Obozo and his radical left policies. In other words, we wanted NOTHING THAT OBOZO WANTS to be accomplished and like it that way, thank you. And Obozo will get smashed this November. You will see.

        • CrankyToo

          You’re wrong, Bozo. I haven’t forgotten the 2010 mid-terms. How could I? They gave us that scourge on American democracy that is the “Tea Party Freshman”, which is a problem that we, the people, will rectify in November when we kick those wingnuts back into the gutters from whence them came.

          You needn’t tell me that you want nothing that Obama wants. Your positions are abundantly clear to anyone who reads these posts with regularity. And I’m cognizant of the fact that you’re not alone. There are millions of seriously uninformed (and misinformed) voters out there, many of them probably well-intentioned.

          But I choose to believe that those of your ilk are vastly outnumbered by more reasonable, rational, sane and informed voters who are chomping at the bit to pull the lever in opposition to the insane ideology of the right extreme. We’ll see how things turn out in November…

          • ObozoMustGo

            Like all leftist nutjobs, you are delusional, Cranky. Obozo will get crushed in November. The underlying motivation in the people will overwhelm him.

            Have a nice day, my lefty friend! 🙂

        • CrankyToo

          You’re wrong, Bozo. I haven’t forgotten the 2010 mid-terms. How could I? They gave us that scourge on American democracy that is the “Tea Party Freshman”, which is a problem that we, the people, will rectify in November when we kick those wingnuts back into the gutters from whence them came.

          You needn’t tell me that you want nothing that Obama wants. Your positions are abundantly clear to anyone who reads these posts with regularity. And I’m cognizant of the fact that you’re not alone. There are millions of seriously uninformed (and misinformed) voters out there, many of them probably well-intentioned.

          But I choose to believe that those of your ilk are vastly outnumbered by more reasonable, rational, sane and informed voters who are chomping at the bit to pull the lever in opposition to the insane ideology of the right extreme. We’ll see how things turn out in November…

  • grannyk8

    I predict that there will be many votes “against Obama”, rather than votes FOR Romney in this election. There are people who, for whatever their reason, simply hate President Obama, and who would vote against their own interests rather than give him their vote. Many of the rest are those who will vote for their own self-interest, even though it may not be for the over-all good of the country. If Romney’s plan is to run negative ads in his attempt to win this election, rather than offer a clear plan for the road ahead, it is just more of the same noise we have heard since the last election. We don’t want to signal that we want more of this “business as usual”.

    • Maricia12

      You are absolutely right about people hating the President. Many in this country would swear they are not racist but in the back of their minds, they have believed that a black man is just not as intelligent or as good as whites. It is a hold over from the way blacks were viewed during the slavery era and has been handed down thru the generations. Pres. Obama is more educated than most of us will ever be. He has done nothing to deserve the ridicule he has received. Republicans have made it their number one goal to get rid of him and make him a one term President and have completely ignored what is best for America. They have called him every vile name in the book and shown him no respect and the only thing that makes sense is his race. They will swear it is his policies but that does not fool anyone. The President’s health care bill may need some revisions but at least he was trying to make it more affordable for those who do not have health care and take some of the burden off those who do. That makes him “evil”? Really! So helping more Americans makes a person bad? I think too many people have lost their common sense. Pres. Obama was not able to accomplish many of the promises he campaigned on because the Republican Majority Congress refused to work with him. When he tried to compromise to make them happy, they still refused to work with him and many of his own party turned against him because of it. I think he should just ignore the party of NO and do what he set out to do and that does not include making this country a socialist country or take guns away from us. These are part of the propaganda lies that Romney continues to spread. We need to vote the Republicans out of Congress, both federal and state, if we want to get this country back on track. Maybe then, the Republicans will revamp their party and show some responsibility to all Americans, not just those in the top 10% of income.

      • ObozoMustGo

        in truth, we dont “hate” BH Obozo…. we hate his concepts of socialism, class warfare, bigger government, outrageous spending, disastrous foreign policies, communisit/socialist Administration appointments, his disdain for freedom of religion, his unconstitutional end-around runs past Congress, his economic record is horrendous, he’s never had a real job in life and is therefore clueless about how businesses operate, etc. etc. etc. Those are the things we hate. I’m 100% sure he’d be a great guy to have as a friend and hang out with over a few beers and a game. I’ll admit that I like him personally. But his political idealogy is offensive to any American patriot that believes in the principles of constitutionally limited government, fiscal sanity/responsibility, and free market choices that come with individual liberty and freedoms. Those are things that Obozo does not believe in. So dont accuse us of hating the person when really it’s his political ideology and policies.

        Have a nice day!

        • How can you write (say) those things with a straight pen (face). . .
          it is beneath contempt that you trash this wonderful country and its
          system of checks and balances and its dedication to the election of representatives and executives by those who VOTE!! Go somewhere else.

          • ObozoMustGo

            You again, eh Babs?… You must be so far gone over the leftist cliff that you think up is down and down is up. There’s no helping you if you respect the system of checks and balances, but support a president who implements his agenda through socialist czars that write regulations AGAINST what the congress voted for anyway. And puts people into cabinet positions that require senatorial confirmation by claiming the senate is not in session when they are? And overrides longstanding bankruptcy laws to give his union buddies at GM & Chrysler control over the company by screwing the bondholders who are pension funds? Do you mean the same President that openly threatened the Supreme Court over his socialized medicine bill? I suppose you mean you love the system of checks and balances that Obozo has in place, right? Not the real one’s that are in that pesky little document called the Constitution, right? I’m glad we clarified this matter.

            Have a nice day!

        • mnhistoryfan

          you have no idea of the meaning of communist-socialist-whatever.
          You have no idea what the job of a community organizer is and what it pays. You know nothing about economics–and I recommend you take a few basic courses; in the absence of that, go to your local library and do some reading. Then come back and talk about fiscal sanity, free-market choices that come with liberty and freedoms. Actually, you cannot have a democratic society in a system ruled by rich capitalists. Look it up!

        • BOZO — you sometimes sound like Romney, especially when you utter baldfaced lies such as “we don’t hate BO”. You pretend to know what Obama does or does not believe in and you make up wild stories such as “he’s never had a real job”. Your job as a Walmart greeter is real I’ll admit but so is Obama’s job as national senator and now president. I don’t mean to diminish your job but you should not pretend to diminish his either. The bottom line is simply that you are a brainless twit who has latched onto a political idealogy and made it your life. We don’t hate you for that. We just feel sorry for you.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Hey Bigblunder! How you doing today? I dont know anyone that actually “hates” BH Obozo, including me. Personally, I find him quite likeable. But politically, his ideology and Chicago thug tactics are quite objectionable to any American patriot. His ideological views may go over well in Europe and with those leftist nutjobs that believe in class warfare rhetoric, but not with common sense minded, liberty loving Americans like me. That’s all.

            Have a nice day!

          • I’m a PATRIOT, Marine Corps veteran and I support president Obama, how dare you imply that just because we are polar opposites in the political spectrum that I am not a patriot. The right seems to think they have the moral high ground on God and patriotism, far from it, this great nation is founded on the principles of fairness and Equality for ALL walks of life.

          • ObozoMustGo

            Thank you, once again, Joseph, for your service to our country! 🙂

            In response to your claim that “this great nation is founded on the principles of fairness and Equality for ALL walks of life”… I’m fairly certain that you mean “equality of OUTCOME” whereas I mean “equality of OPPORTUNITY”. Now I get it. You guys on the left will say that you want equality of opportunity, but you really dont mean it. This is why you guys love the class warfare propaganda. This is why you guys support redistribution of income through social programs that take from one who earns and gives to one who does not. It is precisely because you want to level the playing field (when you really mean level the outcomes) as to why you support redistribution. So unless you can admit that you believe in eqaulity of OUTCOMES, you are being disingenuous on this point.

            As to your “patriotic” claim.. I am certain, Joseph, that you and I both love America equally. However, you MUST admit that there are a good number of people on the left who HATE America. Not all, but a good number of them. These are the “blame America first” crowd, and there’s tons of them on this site. There are NO people on the right that hate America. NONE. NADA. ZILCH. They are on the left with you, my friend. THEY ARE NOT PATRIOTS! One cannot hate America and still be a patriot. Not possible, by definition.

            I am sure, Joseph, that if you and I met in person, we would agree on a lot more things than you may expect. And on those things we disagree, we both could probably compromise a bit to understand and see the other’s viewpoints positively.

            I wish you a wonderful day, Joseph! 🙂

          • mnhistoryfan

            now you’re reading minds. How do you know what he thinks.
            didn’t you know class warfare is over? and guess who won?

          • ObozoMustGo

            I know what leftist nutjobs think because I know the left well. I used to be one. Then I woke up from the haze and realized that jealousy and envy really drives just about every leftist idea there is. I cant have a conversation with a leftist that doesnt always turn into a discussion about what one person has that another does not. It’s not possible to have that conversation because it is your world view and all thinking(really its feeling, not thinking) begins at that point. It’s why the politics of division like rich vs. poor, black vs. white, religious vs. non-religious, straight vs. gay, men vs. women, coporations vs. people, etc. etc. etc. The list is almost never ending. The left must always have a villain on every issue. The only way they can win elections is by dividing the people as much as possible and working to sell a populist message the majority of each division.

            Rember mn, Liberalism is the disease that presents itself as its own cure!

        • Maricia12

          What a boat load of crap you just spewed. Sounds like a script right out of Rush Limbaugh’s playbook. Every administration for the past 20 yrs has talked about health care reform. True, it may not be perfect but it is a start, something no other Preseident has been able to get passed. Class warfare? right, something the Repubs made up when Obama wanted to raise the tax on millionaires and give the middle class a break. The wealthy top 10% have paid way more taxes under other administrations in the past. You folks just refuse to take the blame for Bush getting us into most of this financial mess and it could have gone down hill from there if Obama had not done the things he did to get the economy started again. It has a way to go but there are definitely improvements to be seen. He has never indicated a distain for freedom of religion. That is just a down right LIE. Maybe you mean he does not advocate your ONE religion. I am about sick of conservatives throwing up their patriotism. They would not know patriotism if it jumped up and bit them in the behind. Maybe you need to read up on all those “founding fathers” conservatives like to “quote” Talking about freedoms, who is trying their dead level best to take women’s freedom’s away from them. Freedoms that we have had for approximately 40 yrs. Freedoms, Republicans agreed with until the recent years. You may not want government in your lives but you think it is alright to have them in the most personal areas and our bedrooms. What hypocrites! If it were not for government regulations in business, greed would run amuck and we would have dirty air and water quality and a host of other problems. Conservatives interpret the Constitution to suit their own agenda. The President happens to be a scholar in Constitutional Law. Limbaugh and the other right wing radio hosts are not experts and have not ever worked in the government and are not privy to what goes on inside there. Pres. Obama is a Lawyer and had a job using his law degree plus he was a Senator. I think that qualifies him for a REAL job. It is very strange all these things have been going on when Republicans were in the White House but as soon as Obama took office, there was a big tea party march and then all this talk about getting rid of him. Hate is putting it mildly. He has done nothing that makes him a communist. Another down right lie. Yes, he had an appointee who had at one time admitted to joining a communist group, and resigned so as not to make the embarass the administration, even though he had quit years before. That hardly makes his administration communist. The conervative/ Republicans ideology is offensive to many of us who value our freedoms. Obama has never said he did not approve of free market. He always states that he does. Try listening to him instead of those who do not know what they are talking about and take things out of context to further their agenda. I have lived almost 70 years and I have seen and heard it all.

          • ObozoMustGo

            blah blah blah blah blah…. Obozo IS an idealogue that most certainly identifies with the concepts of class warfare and income redistribution. He stated it himself. It doesnt get any more Marxist than that –> “From each according to his ability to each according to his need”…. you useful idiots on the left LOVE that philosophy. It’s why you’re always screaming about “Mitt Romney is too rich”…. “the rich are robbing the poor”… the rich…. the rich….. the rich…. blah blah blah blah blah.

            By the way, I dont give a darned what you do in your bedroom nor does anyone else that I know. THAT IS AN OUTRIGHT LIE BY LEFTISTS NUTJOB PROPAGANDISTS FOR USEFUL IDIOTS LIKE YOU TO BELIEVE!!!!!!!

            And it’s always nice for abortion supporters to describe a defenseless human life as a “decision about your body”. More mushy-speak to hide your real intention – killing unborn babies for your own convenience. Call it what it is, Maricia. Be honest. Dont try to hide your intentions behind sugared up wording. You support the choice of a women to kill her unborn baby! SPEAKING UP FOR THE DEFENSELESS IS NOT ABOUT TELLING YOU WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR BODY, NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU TRY TO MAKE IT THAT WAY. Plain and simple, you support the murder of babies.

            Have a nice day!

          • Maricia12

            I support a woman’s right to choose and you can call it anything you want. I am not just talking about abortion even though what a woman does with her body is NONE of your concern. YOU are not GOD and you do not have the right to judge. As long as it is legal in this country that is all that matters. Just look into some of the laws many states have enacted or proposed having to do with women and their reproductive rights then tell me they do not care about what goes on in the bedroom. I suppose you do not support Capital Punishment or sending our soldiers off to be killed in stupid political wars, do YOU? You want to talk about murder, chew on that. Were you speaking up for them or was that acceptable in your book? If you feel abortion is a sin, well guess what? You are not responsible and will not be punished. As for Romney’s wealth, I am not jealous of him or anyone else. I have everything I want in this world and I enjoy my life. I do not like people who deliberately lie to get what they want as Romney does at every turn. He is the biggest flip flopper I have ever seen and HE is the best your party can come up with. That says it all about the party you so admire..

          • mnhistoryfan

            must be another leftist nutjob idea

        • mnhistoryfan

          hey, you forget to say leftist nutjobs

          • ObozoMustGo

            I stand corrected, you leftist nutjob! 🙂

  • Jerpell

    I’m one of those people who collected unemployment for 3 years, Now I’m allowed to abuse the welfare system along with food stamps and I also get my heating oil fully subsidized. Your darn right I’m voting for Obama, I don’t want to be forced to look for a job. Now I’m fully and completely dependent on the Government, He bought my vote, I like my free handouts!

    • Maricia12

      I don’t think you are fooling anyone Jerpell with your sarcasm. You are probably a Republican who is trying to make a point of the abuse that goes on in the system. No one will deny this happens but it is not the programs that need to be cut, but rather a better system of overseeing those who are receiving assistance. Budget cuts have done away with the jobs of social workers who once took the time to interview and thoroughly screen people needing help. They would also go to their homes and evaluate their living conditions and members of the family who were able bodied and capable of working. Sadly this is no more , or indeed rare, and abuse is rampant. Unfortunately, those who really need help have to bare the stigma created by those abusers of the system.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Maricia… you are living proof of the statement: ” Liberalism is the disease that presents itself as it’s own cure”… for those on the left that dont comprehend this statement, it means that you deny the failure of your programs by insisting that the very program that is failing should be made bigger and better. Those of us who know these negative consequences cannot ever be avoided in socialist programs understand this concept intuitively.

        And by the way, it wasnt budget cuts that stopped the in-person evaluations, it was leftist politicians seeking to expand programs that said we cannot “discriminate” like that and they passed laws and regulations that took away human judgement and discretion at the case worker level. I know this for a fact. A good friend of mine works on the frontline of the welfare system as a case worker. She knows the truth and says that about 75% of the recipients are gaming the system, 25% really need it. This is human nature and no matter what, you cannot change it. Whatever we subsidize, we tend to get more of it. Whatever we punish, we tend to get less of. When we reduce the cost of bad decisions and behavior, when we make it easy to get the “necessities” of life without earning them on our own, we get more bad behavior and more dependents. There is nothing that you can do that will change this. While I understand the motivation for such programs may be so-called “compassionate” and make you feel good inside, the reality is that these programs are actually evil and destructive of the fabric of a good nation.

        I am conservative, you are most likely liberal. We dont disagree on a need for some social safety net. Surprise!!! Most conservatives I know support that, also. What we disagree on is HOW that social safety net should be administered. And that’s a good debate for us to have.

        Have a nice day!

      • EdC

        Sadly, I think it’s even a deeper problem then that, We see conservatives running these programs, and like outifts like United Way, and a few others the head administrators are making off with the cream of the proceeds. and by the way I believe that this problem exists in the public schools systems, also, and leaving very little for the intendent recipients. About every four years the head of United way is caught stealing the big bucks from the system, Last year L.A. school District retired the head honcho, while laying off $40,000 a years teachers he was pulling down $330,000 a year. Another of the problem you suggested Maricia, is while there are able bodied people sometimes in the house, the wages that conservatives force on these people, doesn’t even pay them enough to get to the place of work, let alone enough to feed their kids. I believe that you would agree with me when I say that if I have to watch my kids starve anyway, why should I pleasure the SOB that is making their lives a hell.

    • EdC

      To quote a line from a song. Your story is touching, but it sounds like a lie.

    • Learn to spell in your free time, Mr. JerpellCan’tSpell!!

  • foxaholicsanonymous

    I have yet to hear anyone who voice the real reason Romney’s running for President. It’s to further the growth of the Mormon church. Two Mormons have run for President in our history: George Romney, Mitt’s father, who was out of the race before it began, and was an embarrassment to himself and his supporters, and the other: Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, was killed by an angry mob BECAUSE he was trying to run for President. Now, before you accuse me of some sort of religious bigotry, allow me to enlighten you as to the recent history of religious Presidential politics. JFK gave his speech to the Houston Baptist Association for the express purpose of allaying many Americans’ fears about his Catholic Church and its leaders calling the shots for our country, contrary to our Constitutional freedoms of and for religion. And in 1980, Joe Lieberman became the first major party candidate for VP to be of the Jewish faith and questions were raised in some circles about the wisdom of that decision. Now, what do you think the public reaction would have been to these men if they were CLERGY in their respective faiths? What if JFK would have been a Roman Catholic priest? Would he have even been considered for the office of POTUS? I think not. What if Joe Lieberman had been a rabbi? Oh, hell no, he would have never even been mentioned as a viable candidate for national office. I dare you to disagree with this observation. So Mitt Romney has been a Bishop and state president for his church. Those titles compare to priest and bishop of the Roman Catholic Church. Mitt Romney is hoping to shore up infinite grace and honor in his church because he knows that the POTUS is the most influential bully pulpit in the world and that his membership in the Mormon Church will bring MILLIONS of converts to his faith. He’ll be a SAINT in his church, right behind Joseph Smith himself and Brigham Young. That’s why he will literally say anything or change any past policy to win the office of POTUS.

    • Maricia12

      The Morman church likes to say they believe in the Christian Bible just to get those who think they are a cult off their backs. Actually, they prefer the Book of Mormon which they give out freely, not the Bible. They can say what they want, but actions speak louder than words and the Christian faith I am familiaar with, teaches us to be honest and not lie. Mitt Romney does not even come close in trying to be honest. He thinks it is perfectly OK to lie when it comes to politics. Joseph Smith was a thief who invented the Mormon religion a few hundred years ago. He said an Angel appeared to him and led him to the book of Mormon. The religion has been used to commit Adultry and Polygemy not to mention Statutory rape of minor females. It also has had its share of violence. In 1857, a Mormon, John D. Lee, led the Mountain Meadows Massacre killing 120 California bound immigrants. He said he did it because he was angry with the then President Buchannon for removing Governor Bringham Young from his office in Utah due to his religious extremeism. This faith believes that wearing special underwear will protect them from evil and they can conjure up dead souls, and make them members of their religion, to be sealed with them for all eternity when they die and go to a unheard of obscure planet . I am sure Romney would rather not answer those religious questions because he might have to explain about the history of his church and why he wears that “magic” underwear. Do we really want a President who believes in fairy tales to the extent Mormons do? If Republicans can accept the dishonest trait from Romney, then they deserve the ridicule they have been receiving since the high and mighty “moral ” conservatives have started running their party. It is all very hypocritical.

    • EdC

      While you might have a point here, I think you are only partially right. While the mormons do take care of their own, thre are still less then wealthy Mormons. My thoughts are more to Republican ideal, the pre July 4, 1776 Jefferson era of slaves, freed man , and the only allowed voting block “Men of Property.” I got run off of one of these blogs six months ago, When I said the Repulicans wanted this, which includes all people of color and all women as chattel of “Men of Property” yet look at the recent War on Women’s health, Look at the papers please laws. Disrespect of the President didn’t Start on Obama, it has certainly increased because of his color, again look at Jan Brewer, litterly threatening him on the tarmak at the airport. Just five years before that Chaeny, and I think it was in Arizona, had a man put in jail, because he walked up and told Chaney that he was a sack of sh–. but even before that Republicans were running around telling anybody they could that Clinton actually pulled a trigger to kill some one. these so called Christains don’t seem to remember the Nineth Commandment of the Bible, thou shal not give false testomony. However most all churches have since the begining of time wanted to rule the world in the name, but not the deeds of their Gods, Japanese attacked us with the Divine Wind, the Spanish went into Mexico with the INQUISITION, Even our beloved Republicans from a house on C Street in Washington supported a group REligiously in Africa to kill homosexuals. So you might be partially right that Romney wants to proliferate the Church but I don’t think that his whole agenda, I think he want to change this country into a cast state of fudel lords, like that of Rennasuance Europe.

    • mnhistoryfan

      I have wondered about this because one ritual of the Mormon church is using ancestral records (not just their own) to find people and post-mortem-ly baptize them. This is a requirement and people can go into the temple and sacred pond or whatever and make a dozen or so people Mormons in retrospect.
      I’m sure they’d rather have the living people in their church. For one thing, the tithes are high and required and this church probably has a great deal of money.
      Oh, and they’re very secretive, so probably we will never find out.

  • Jerpell

    Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Barack Obama, and CNN will all help keep racism alive and well in this country….Obama could have done so much for race relations in America but has failed miserably, he has taken racism to a whole new level and brought it backward 50 to 60 years. He uses racism as a political tool and has made racism fashionable again…
    Pathetic! …I guess they all realize that without true racism they’re all out of business…Sad!

    • ObozoMustGo

      Jerpell…. ssshhhhhh… you dont want to tell the leftist nutjob race hustlers on this site the truth…. their heads will explode…. and then there will be more of them on the welfare lines than there already are…. You’ll see… leftist nutjobs hate truth.

      • CrankyToo

        My day is complete! Bozo has crawled out from under his rock… Now that’s entertainment!

        • ObozoMustGo

          Hey Cranky! I am here to help! 🙂

    • mnhistoryfan

      You simply know nothing about the history of race in this country from the 1600s on. Obama has chosen–wisely I think–not to make racism a centerpoint of his administration. That could only divide the country further.
      We’re not going to get past racism until people start recognizing why WE are the problem and becoming acutely aware of white privilege.
      This is a complicated subject, and one man, not even our president, can do it alone or in 4 years.
      I recommend you go back and read President Obama’s speech about race during the campaign. It would teach you some of what you need to know in the most eloquent terms.

  • dhyde

    If Romney get’s elected perhaps there will be more jobs for us all…like picking cotton!

    • EdC

      I would have said flippin burgers, but with either where would the general public get the funds to buy either.

    • ObozoMustGo

      dhyde… perhaps picking cotton is a step up for you from the welfare line…. just sayin

  • howa4x

    Romney is also going to be a victum of radical governors who will put ideology over voter appeal especially against women and unions. His flip/flopping annoyed true conservatives who always said he had no convictions. The base has shifted way to the right, and know Mitt has no ideology and will say anything to get the nomination. There is a certian element in the base that won’t vote for Romney because of his religion, and it would be interesting to take a poll of Evangelicals. Obama will pound him on his flipping if he tries to go to the center. There is enough tape on him starting from his run against Kennedy to what he said in the primary to have a continued loop runing all the time. I agree that racism is still an issue for Obama, but he has Romneys distain for the working classes going for him. It will be interesting

  • dhyde

    Perhaps if Romney gets elected there will be more jobs for all of us ….like picking cotton!

  • edwardw69

    The only polls that count are Ohio and Florida. Mr. Obama needs only one: Mr. Romney needs them both. The other states will break the way they did for Bush/Gore.
    The popular vote being tested by these national polls means nothing: ask Mr. Gore.

  • ObozoMustGo

    Mitt Romney will crush Obozo in November. By the way, for all the leftist nutjobs reading here, here’s some info for you to chew on…

    The percentage of each past president’s cabinet who had worked in the private business sector prior to their appointment to the cabinet. You know what the private business sector is a real-life business, not a government job. Here are the percentages.

    T. Roosevelt……………….. 38%
    Taft……………………………. 40%
    Wilson ……………………… 52%
    Harding……………………… 49%
    Coolidge……………………. 48%
    Hoover………………………. 42%
    F. Roosevelt………………. 50%
    Truman……………………… 50%
    Eisenhower……………. …. 57%
    Kennedy……………………. 30%
    Johnson…………………….. 47%
    Nixon………………………… 53%
    Ford………………………….. 42%
    Carter……………………….. 32%
    Reagan……………………… 56%
    GH Bush……………………. 51%
    Clinton …………………….. 39%
    GW Bush…………………… 55%
    Obama………………… 8%

    This helps to explain the incompetence of this administration: only 8% of them have ever worked in private business!

    That’s right! Only eight percent—the least, by far, of the last 19 presidents! And these people are trying to tell our big corporations how to run their business?

    How can the president of a major nation and society, the one with the most successful economic system in world history, stand and talk about business when he’s never worked for one? Or about jobs when he has never really had one? And when it’s the same for 92% of his senior staff and closest advisers? They’ve spent most of their time in academia, government and/or non-profit jobs or as “community organizers.” They should have been in an employment line.

    Have a nice day!

    • mnhistoryfan

      Running a business is not like running a country–not at all. All a company is after is profits more profits profits more profits.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Those EVIL profit seeking businesses!!!!! The problem with you leftist nutjobs is that you cannot corellate the practice of budgeting according to how much you take in and how much you spend. The math is the same for business, personal, and government. Pretty simple for rational and sane people, I know, but to you leftists, you like to dream of an alter-world where leftist socialist goals outweigh common sense. Too bad! They dont!

        Have a nice day!

        • mnhistoryfan

          You lose again!

  • EdC

    The best quote from anyone came from a Republican about Romney, Idon’t like him, I’m just desperATE.

  • Good call! RoMoney is a good new term for this freak of the rich! Any RepugniCon running for office has backdoor intentions with Backdoor agreements with Their rich croneys! The poor must unite against these pirates! That is everyone who doesn’t make $250K a year needs to vote for a democrat! Otherwise they’re simply shooting themselves in the foot…

  • Multiple choice mittens believes in nothing. He will look you in the eye and lie to your face(if thats what he thinks you want to hear). The Wind sock that is mitt has a line of people from Boston to NYC that he’s looked in the eye and lied too. While he isn’t the imbecile G W Bush was. He’s ego dwarves W’s the ONLY reason he wants to Be President is because he thinks he’s Entitled to the office.

  • Who in their right MIND, think of voting for MITT ROMNEY?? With Backers from WALL STREET???

  • ridemybroom

    @ Anne Romney….think Hilary Rosen got it right…my question is …why did she apoligise…?..was it becuz Mrs Romney never worked a day in her life ?..She raised 5 boys, big deal !….did she hold a job down raising those 5 boys….is, or was she like most American moms hold a job down, come home, clean, cook, tend to kids, and then go back to work next morning…thats a job !..well Mrs. Romney , let me put it to you like this….you had help raising those 5 boys…you had maid service..you had mexican women and men to help you raise those 5 boys…the only work you did was ordering the maid and butler service around….so dont come on the news and spout off like you did something great…cuz you didnt..you worked alright …shopping and you had the butler there to carry your packages as you went from store to store…so lets get it right….you raised the 5 boys with the help of all your slaves around…how dare you say you raised them and it was a job raising them…they learned all their spanish from the slaves…tell me something did they sing them to sleep every night in spanish ….many American in those days had no help in raising 4,5,6,7,8, kids they did it all on themselves and look where they are now…not like your 5 boys…they all work and 90% of them are quite the gentelmen they were raised to be…Oh what a wicked web we weave !

  • President Obama and the Dems added 4.2 million jobs to our economy (3.9 million private sector jobs in the last two years).
    We’ve had 24 solid months of job’s growth.
    American manufacturing is growing and we’re exporting goods at record levels.
    Obama raised our GDP by as much as 2.9%.
    Saved 1 million auto industry jobs and the industry is booming again.
    Supported nearly 300,000 jobs in education.
    Saved or hired 650,000 fireman, teachers and police officers.
    Fixed more than 9000 roads, highways and bridges.
    Supported 224,000 in clean air energy.
    Cut taxes for small businesses 18 times.
    Cut taxes for all working Americans.
    Stopped insurance companies from dropping coverage when you get sick. Expanded health care coverage to 32 million uninsured.
    Brought oil imports to the lowest level in 16 years.
    We’re on the road to nearly double fuel efficiency.
    Passed landmark Wall Street Reform.
    Ended hidden fees and penalties for credit card users.
    Doubled investments in scholarships and financial aid.
    Made it easier for women to get equal pay for equal work.
    Provided new incentives to hire veterans.
    Ended the Iraq War. Had Osama bin laden killed.

    There’s more but why bother posting more since you anti-Obama people don’t want to know the truth. You don’t care. You were going to be against him regardless of anything positive he accomplished…..And to think i looked all this up by myself. I kmow it will get no kind of positive anything as i said before but WHO CARES….

    • 1AmericanHoney27

      Sonjad…… The ones of us with common sense & intelligence hear your facts loud & clear. Come Nov we shall stand with you, speak loudly & vote President Obama back into the White House for another 4 yrs….. The last thing we need is a Bush back in the Oval office… Seems to me I heard somewhere Bush & Romney were of the same ignorant party…. The liars club !!!!!!!!!

  • Jerpell

    God bless the republicans in congress to put a halt to spending period!
    We must stop all these nonsense little government programs here and there.

  • Jerpell

    Government should fear the people, People should never fear their government!

  • Jerpell

    We must all remember that liberals never deal in facts just fantasy!

  • Obama is clearly the rational compromiser of the two. He is the only candidate consistent in the “best possible routes” considering even the irrational opposition points. The fact that his skin is brown lost its negative appeal in the 1970’s, and as with native american heritage, people are claiming multifactored ancestors as a point of American National pride.

  • Here Here! Well said! May God have pity on them!

  • Thank you for common sense! We will prevail in making the country great for everyone, not just the chosen few!

  • Sir, you are quite delusional! Please get help quick. Please try to research some facts instead of hateful, tired rhetoric! This country is doomed if we continue to let folk’s as your self remain in positions that effect us all!

  • The Republicans know this is a “throw away” election unless they can manage to steal it enough to make it look “close”. That is why the party puppeteers “allowed” only the true buffoons to run, to make for an interesting race while using every possible opportunity to attack our President, as well as those of us who are not corporate or religious pushovers.
    Either that, or far more frighteningly possible, the corporatist owners who really run the Republican party know that, now that they have successfully bought the Supreme Court, and with that purchase, have pushed through “Citizens’ United”, they already have the ability to simply buy their “win”, and they want somebody exactly like Romney, who will do whatever he is told once they have purchased the White House for him.

  • venkatwarren

    Being Republican is a PATHOLOGIC condition !! The pathology is hatred, ignorance,selfishness,total lack of empathy and arrogance ! Mitt Romney embodies all of these caracteristics and more ! Money breeds contempt and contempt breeds hatred and hatred breeds racism ! Only brain dead people will vote for the Republicans. Venkat Warren.

    • ObozoMustGo

      Venky… re: brain dead… you would most certainly be an expert on that condition!

      Have a nice day!

      • mnhistoryfan

        Bingo! You lose again!

      • mnhistoryfan

        Bingo! You lose again!

  • Of course its not easy to like a serial liar like Romney. But there’s sufficient racism in this country to ensure that many people, dispite their distaste for the GOP frontrunner, will vote for him nonetheless just because he’s not Barack Obama. Sad world we live in, isn’t it?

  • Poll numbers only take into account what is happening at the moment the questions were asked, anything could happen before the election to drastically change who people will vote for. So no one should relax until the day after the election. The biggest concern to me is the millions of corporate (personhood) dollars that will be used to produce anti-Obama ads with nothing but lies and half truths in them and the millions of Americans who will believe them and have no problem breaking the law to get their man elected.

    • ObozoMustGo

      Elsa… so NOT voting for BH Obozo is breaking the law? Or do you mean adverts that DONT express a positive spin on Obozo is breaking the law? Or both? Hmmmmmm…. you leftist nutjobs have gone off the rails with the crazy train!

      Have a nice day!

  • this jacka##s cares about power, period.

    • ObozoMustGo

      Please tell me, ETR…. what the heck does “eat the rich” mean?

  • You middle class and poor who vote for Romney are cutting your own throats. The man could care less about the country, the middle class or the poor. He is entrenched in the old Republican philosophy of business, rich, and any other self serving principle. No, I’m not a Democrat, but I see the choice very clearly, and the Republicans are out to destroy the rest of the middle class so they will have all the eggs in the basket!

    • ObozoMustGo

      If you’re not a DumbocRAT, what are you? Member of Communist Party USA? With such foolish and stupid rationale like “so they will have all the eggs in the basket”, there is no other political affiliation you could have. Either you’re 12 years old, or you possess a simply stunning degree of ignorance.

      Have a nice day!

      • mnhistoryfan

        Name calling and stupidity = you lose.

      • mnhistoryfan

        Name calling and stupidity = you lose.

      • mnhistoryfan

        another losing comment.

  • Homer1949

    Is it time to poll the pollsters? What are the political affiliations of the staff at Gallup?

  • Homer1949

    Is it time to poll the pollsters? What are the political affiliations of the staff at Gallup?

    • ObozoMustGo

      It actually doesnt matter, Homer. The reason I say that is because the data interpretation process is usually where the shennanigans really take place. And then the useful idiots on the left, like Joe Conason who carry Obozo’s water, go into attack mode and write “hit pieces” like this one. The whole purpose of which is to try to set the public narrative in the favor of leftist nutjobs like themselves.

      You see, it’s all a well coordinated game that the democRATic party and their useful idiots in the press and on TV play in an effort to advance an agenda that takes America closer to their socialist utopic views. When you recognize the game, that’s when you have power over it. If you argue their points, they have set the narrative. Dont be suckered. Focus your friends and everyone else on Obozo’s true record as the failure in chief that he is.

      Remember, ALL OF THIS stuff is a distraction away from Obozo’s record. He is an abject failure of a president and they know it. If they were truthful about his record, he would only have 20% support. And that would coincide with the number of Americans who call themselves “very liberal” which really means socialist. Nearly 50% of America considers themselves moderately to fully conservative. So, selling the left requires the use of meaningless phraseology like “Hope & Change” along with a slick-tongue’d figurehead like Obozo, and intense cooperation from the media. America would never buy such nonsense if they were honest and the media was not in cooperation with the leftists.

      Hope this helps.

      Have a nice day!

      • My question to you is: take each of the decisions Obama had to make and tell us what you would have done differently without 20-20 hindsight. You take charge at the bottom of the worst financial situation since 1930. What would you have done and why? And, to be convincing, try to sound like you know what you’re talking about. Otherwise, I’ll think you’re just another cracker blogger who thinks the government actually planned and executed 9/11, that man never got to the moon, and sasquatches roam the woods at night.

        Unfortunately, your ObozoMustGo tag strongly indicates that you are … a cracker crackpot. So think hard and try to sound like you actually know something.

  • I’m a Mormon and I voted for Obama and probably will again. But I take offense at your rant about Mormons. You are simply wrong. There is no professional clergy in the LDS church. All are lay people, who are called to a church office. They may be a Bishop (equivalent to a pastor in a protestant church) for a few years, usually no more than seven. The do

    • why would you possibly vote for obama again? Been living in a cave?

  • Lord have mercy! Such accusations and distortions. Mormon underwear is not magic. Nobody conjures up the dead. Mormons teach from the Bible as much as from their other scriptures. And baptism for the dead is mentioned in 1 Cor 15 as Paul was using the practice to validate his argument for resurrection of the dead.

    Of course you could actually find out about what Mormons actually believe, but that would mean abandoning your cherished distortions. Kind of like what Evangelicals used to write about Catholics (who also have some very strange doctrines).

  • Leslie Piper

    MoncherBully: I personally like that Romney had his DAD’s millions to start with. His DAD was a pretty good guy, honored in my family as the prez of a failed company that made EXCELLENT American cars.
    I’m not saying that his spoiled and spineless son isn’t descended from good stuff, but if it weren’t for his great-grandfather he’d just be another schlub signing his posts with the name of a state, probably Massachussets.

    Maybe he’d be using the handle…”Maaassacewsetts” or something like you do.

    Thanks for sneering at your fellow Amricans. Sneerers are definitely Romdom’s kind of people. Go for it. You can tell a man who loses by the company he chooses. But I doubt…really doubt…that you will ever hang out with Romdum.

  • Leslie Piper

    Jerkpull is probably so stupid because he WORKS hard on it…

  • Leslie Piper

    Most well-raised adults and all professional communicators know that the results of the communication are actually the intention…I know that’s hard for you to fathom, unless you are directly hired to post your bs…but you are either a professional but incompetent jerk or an amateur, and furthermore, you hang out with and listen to different news fonts…ie, maybe a drug-addled draft dodger…or maybe an entire news org, FOX, which is about to go down from its hone hacking and blackmail of US representatives…and by the way, remember…you read it here first.

    It may happen before the election, and I certainly hope it does. And have a nice “Citizens’ United” investigation…you might be interested to know that much of what you think is a conservative movement? is actually the brainchild of…ta-da! of a man who learned his plitical trade at the feet of Joseph Stalin…yup, I do mean Fred Koch.
    You know, the Koch boys, who funded and founded the Tea Party? if you goodle the names together…Koch and Tea Party…you find out that Koch gave himself a plaque for his good $ work in the funding and founding…whee. I bet when you TPutzes figure out how badly you’ve been lied to…and howmuch of it you swallowed, and to what treacherous purpose against America…you will probably want to hang Limbaugh and some others you currently ADORE like little gods…go ahead, check it out…there’s a LOT more but it’s true, a LOT of America is bought and sold and truth’s pretty hard to come by….

    • ObozoMustGo

      Lez… remember to put your tin foil hat on before you go back to smoking your crack pipe, hunny! This way, the men in black will know to trust you when they come to your home!

      • joyscarbo

        Atleast LESLIE PIPER—her whole name—isn’t hiding behind a ridiculous moniker like you, BOZO! That is, “BOZO”- a CLOWN who doesn’t know his ass from his white sheet. Your name alone gives your words ZERO weight, except, that is, with other clowns like you.

  • Obama’s far more disliked than the media would like to admit; as evident in the media selectively posting “polls,” that favor, and ignoring stories and polls that do not.

    • ObozoMustGo

      Granger… nice to see another person with common sense in this leftist lions den. They slither around in here like a snake pit reminiscent of an Indian Jones movie. Gotta move quick and outsmart them, which is not hard to do once you get the hang of it. Keep tooling around and dont be afraid to throw their crap back at them. It can be great fun.

      Have a nice day!

      • joyscarbo

        And there are other sites for you RIGHT-WING whackos to troll and get full support for your abject disrespect and hatred for the president. GO THERE if you don’t like what’s here. You aren’t changing anyone’s mind anyway.

    • joyscarbo

      You’re on the wrong website, Granger, you want to be on the FOX websites.

  • terribly biased article; shows a distinct lack of professionalism.

  • Let me say this, maybe you will not like the hard words. But here it goes.

    The latest CNN poll gives the president a substantial lead over his likely challenger, reflecting the same advantage for Obama among low-income, female and young voters. But all those surveyed felt that Obama was far more likely to stand up for his beliefs than Romney and to sympathize with those less fortunate and less powerful.

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    What Mitt Romney Seems To Believe (And Why He’s So Disliked)

    April 18th, 2012 8:04 am Joe Conason

    Me: I believe in Obama because I trust him. He tries to get things done or put opportunities out ther that would help the least of them. I believe sincerely in my heart that Obama Cares about all – But has been stopped at every point where he tries to get something done, and including republicans have tried very hard to dis- credit him in every way possible. By adding things in policies that he tries to put forth. These discreding things would be if you want to help the poor then we want this or that. And, they know that these things would make him look as if he is jumping the fence back and forth. But when really he is not, Obama is just trying as hard as he can to get some opportunities out here for the less fortunate. And, they (The Republicans hope by minulating this way would make Obama look bad. For Example, when extending unemployment around one Christmas would get rent paid, food on the table, toys for little ones, they (Republicans adding in a few demands of their own and of course Obama went with it just to get the needy, less fortunate some releif) All. Democrats and Republicans, as well began to advertise negative reports about Obama. But this is how politics works, they find something in a bill or policy and they put it in the face of people, a negative, when all Obama was trying to do is help the less fortunate. I hope that people will be very critical in asking question of our politicians. Ask the tough questions. And remember they have a language of their own, by the time they get through glorifing we don’t even know what they are actually talking about. But, I try very hard to ask that very hard question. (Jobs, Shelter, Food on the Table an other necessities) I want their answer in plain english, because the only english I understand is the above (Jobs, and not just any old jobs just to fulfill staticts to the Federal Government, Shelter, Food on the Table and yes social programs, so that we that might desperately need help can get it, and yes get off social programs). I want opportunities and I feel that people like Romney could care less just as long as their bellies are full. I do not trust them in the least. AND, regardless of anything I will be voting OBAMA, and will encourage others to vote for him as well. (In the grocery line, at the gas pump, in the library, etc, just everywhere I go. I am going to read and educate myself on OBAMA policies, etc and try my very best to understnad them, so, that I might have some trusted knowledge, and can refer others to read. Oh and please allow me this, I don’t want to be out there running of at the mouth like a certain female we all know.

    Evidently he hopes to bury Obama beneath a barrage of negative advertising, with at least $800 million that his party expects to raise from wealthy conservatives like him. But that won’t erase the lasting impression created by a primary campaign that left Americans with a bad impression of the Republican Party and a worse impression of the nominee that process selected so grudgingly.

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    What Mitt Romney Seems To Believe (And Why He’s So Disliked)

    April 18th, 2012 8:04 am Joe Conason

    Me: I aggree, $800 million in negative advertising, stuff that have no meaning to someone who can’t pay their light bill, feed their children, get medical help, struggling to hold on to shelter, and the list goes on and on………. Romney will only be using overly glorified words that will feed some apitites. And, Oh Yes, hidden racism. I know I probally should not have siad that word. Sad but true.

    No matter how carefully the former Massachusetts governor parses and prevaricates, many voters, including more than a few conservatives, evidently feel they’ve detected the inner Mitt: a man with utmost regard for himself and people like him – and a profound disregard for people like most of them. They’ve observed him straining to express concern for the unemployed, the poor, and the powerless, while sounding sincerely resentful whenever the privileged are held accountable. They’ve perceived an attitude of entitlement, whether he is withholding tax returns, defending tax breaks for billionaires, or spending vast amounts to defame opponents. And they don’t like it, no matter what they may feel about Barack Obama.

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    What Mitt Romney Seems To Believe (And Why He’s So Disliked)

    April 18th, 2012 8:04 am Joe Conason

    I don’t want my tax dollars going to fatten the pockets of the wealthy, they do not need my tax dollar, oh but they do – to keep their pockets fat while me and poeople like myself face utilitity disconnect, shelter being taken away, and no money in social service to help because the Republican Government could care less. They lie to our face, get into office and lie to our face again, but by then it would be to late for tears, because this would be what we have elected.
    I would rather my tax dollow go to social programs either way I have got to pay taxes, therefore I’d rather it go towards helping the needy. I VOTE OBAMA!!!!! I do not care what I read Or what ugly will be said about the current President. I want him in my home – and I do want Federal, State, and Local Regulation. Because in all these years, if we did not need it, then why do we have it in the first place. This is an old age story, REGULATION. I will talk about this at another time.
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  • montanabill

    For some reason, claytango, the system didn’t link to your comment. You are absolutely right about GWB’s business record. Had he been running against any reasonable candidate, in either election, he would have lost. Romney did not inherit wealth until 1995. By that time, he had become quite rich on his own and used his inheritance to benefit his college, BYU. You need to read the actual history of Bain Capital rather than depend on the demagogue version used to discredit Romney. If you look at the history of each company that Bain participated in, see if you would have made a different decision based on the circumstances of that company. It is one thing to tar a man based on hearsay and quite another to have walked in his shoes.