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Monday, September 26, 2016

Greetings from the battleground state of Ohio, which Democrats and Republicans alike insist will determine the presidential race.

No use resenting us if you don’t live here. For a few more days, we’ll be the center of the universe. After Election Day, you can go back to wondering how a state with so many dairy farms and coal miners can be in the same time zone as Manhattan.

President Barack Obama continues to hold the lead in polls in Ohio. Beltway pundits love to rattle off the reasons, but this Buckeye who lives here has narrowed it down to one: the auto rescue.

So, let me tell you about my car.

Last summer, I traded in my Pontiac Vibe for a Chevy Cruze. It’s bright red. I call it my red-hot mama car, just to embarrass the kids.

I bought the Cruze primarily because of my roots. I was born in Ohio and raised here by blue-collar parents who believed in God, hard work and organized labor. In the early 1970s, dozens of my relatives, including my utility worker father, worked in union jobs at power plants, steel mills and auto factories. I grew up believing that Ohioans knew how to make things — big things — that were shipped all around the world.

How my parents would have loved the story of the Chevy Cruze. It’s a tale of many cities, many of them in my home state, full of the people I come from.

Bear with me, please, as I rattle off Ohio workers’ contributions to the Cruze, which is now one of the best-selling cars in America:

The engine is made in Defiance.

The seat frames: Lorain.

The brackets: Waverly.

The fasteners: Brunswick.

The plastics: Tallmadge.

The seats: Warren.

The transmission: Toledo.

The sound system: Springboro.

The steel: Middletown and Cleveland.

The wing nuts: Tiffin.

The weld nuts: Hudson.

The weld studs: Medina.

The insulators: Norwalk.

The wheel bearings: Sandusky.

That is a partial list of Cruze parts made in Ohio.

The Cruze is assembled by about 4,500 union workers in Lordstown, Ohio, which is producing cars around the clock.

But wait… there’s more.

  • nobsartist

    President Obama will wind up winning by 14 points.

    • ALLLLAMERICAN

      Muslim Brotherhood!!!!!!!!!

      That’s who we want to run our Country —-IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!

      • Where is your damn proof about the Muslim Brotherhood? Just because you, Fox So called News and Limbaugh say doesn’t make it true. Show your proof or shut up with your lies.

      • nobsartist

        whos muslim? President Obama reads the bible and is even 1/2 white.

        you are a ranting fool.

      • grammyjill

        Better than the lieing cheating crook you are so fond of.

  • Willard, tired of shooting himself in the foot, grabbed a shotgun, and blew the damned thing off !

  • The contrast between the President and the also ran is becoming even more stark. This storm brought out the best and worst in the two men. Obama is the President and has done the job he was elected to do. Even Gov Christie, who is not a fan of the President, has been saying all the right stuff these past two days. On the other hand we have Romney playing politics and refusing to answer a simple question. The people of Ohio know full well that those Jeep campaign adds are nonsense and Mitt will pay the price. The polls are clear that the President is winning, but I believe when the votes are counted the winning margin will be much higher. These past few days have shown folks who is presidential and who is desperate.

  • montanabill

    President Obama never fails to mention the billions in federal dollars pumped into the U.S. auto industry when campaigning in Ohio.

    At a recent campaign stop in Dayton, the president describes the bailout this way: “I bet on American workers. I bet on American manufacturing. I would do it again because that bet has paid off for Ohio and for America in a big way.”

    Former Delphi plant manager Tom Rose has a different opinion about the bailout: “It’s good press. It’s good politics, but it’s only one side of the story.”

    Salaried Delphi retiree pensions were not made whole. The 20,000 who had banked their future on their pensions were left to figure it out on their own.

    Tom Rose thinks he knows why. “The union had political connections and we did not,” he said.

    In Rose’s opinion, and that of many more salaried Delphi retirees, the pension decision was a political payoff. It was nothing more than a Democratic president and his administration taking care of an ally, organized labor.

    …excepts from Steve Brown report

    • MRD1056

      montanabill first of all when you become a salaried employee you are considered an “at will employee”. You have no guarntee of employment nor are you guarnteed a pension or severance package. That is a risk you take when you sign the dotted line. If these people would have wanted a guarnteed pension and guarnteed wage increases they should have sought out a Union to represent them! I don’t feel bad for these people when the Republicans have been doing this for years all over the country to labor organizations. How many Unions did Romeny break while he was at Bain? How many pensions did he cost people so he could make a profit and then hide it in the Cayman Islands?

      • montanabill

        In fact, they were guaranteed a pension. They basically had the same guarantee that union workers had, but they did not have the clout of a union that would threaten to kill GM and Chrysler if their salary/benefit demands were not met.

        You posed the Romney questions, you answer them. But don’t be selective in cherry picking facts.

        • WhutHeSaid

          Funny that you should choose pensions as a subject supporting ‘Me-Too Mitt’, when loading companies with debt and bankrupting them — leaving pensioners up the proverbial creek without a paddle — was one of his specialties. I suspect that even you have become so dizzy watching Mitt’s opportunistic political gymnastics that you hardly have time left to count your pennies.

          You may want to acclimate yourself to the fact that Romney will not win Ohio. And you do know what that means, yes?

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            ANYTHING is better than the Muslim Brotherhood running our Counrty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • WhutHeSaid

            After all of the whoppers you’ve told, it won’t matter much to you where you’re going. Don’t forget to say ‘hi’ to Osama Bin Laden for us.

          • wesley rasmussen

            Back to the failed economics that gave us our $1.6T debt, huh? YOU can do that. I want to have a future for me and mine. No future in electing Rolls and Royce…

          • Replying to ALLLLAMERICAN –

            YOU MAKE ME WISH PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS A MUSLIM!!!!!

            Unfortunately, he is not.

            One other thing. In the past I worked with several Muslims.

            THEY WERE ALL GOOD WORKERS, AND WERE APPALLED AT THE DISTORTIONS TO THE TEACHINGS OF THE KORAN THAT ARE BEING TAUGHT TO THE JIHADISTS.

            In fact, they were more “Christian like” in their words and actions than you will ever be.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            GUESS WHAT???

            Your DREAM came true!!!!

            Your president is a MUSLIM—-

            He had his MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD
            do a botched kidnapping of the US Ambassador which ended up killing him and other Americans!

            HEEEEYYYYY

            WHAT A GREAT PRESIDENT YOU VOTED FOR!
            Maybe YOU could be our next Ambassador since you don’t care!!

            I’m thinking you love MUSLIMS sooooo much you should move to Benghazi.

          • northroader1775

            YOU ARE WRONG….allowing bigotted shit heads like you run the country would be worse…luckily we have a great president and a great outlook on life and we are just fine without you are your holier-than-thou-God-hates-queers-and-ragheads. Bullshit.

          • montanabill

            I probably means you will stay unemployed. Your knowledge of Bain capital is pretty thin too.

          • WhutHeSaid

            When you decide to once again attempt gainful employ, you may send me your dusty and tattered CV. I promise I won’t hold your greedy whoppers against you. Much.

          • montanabill

            I’m too old to seek further employment. I have enough jobs and I don’t need to send any more money to Washington. What is a CV? I don’t eat Whoppers either. Hard on the heart and waistline.

    • concernedgran

      Are you talking about the Delphi that Mitt Romney is invested in?

      • northroader1775

        I was wondering how long it would take to point this out to Bill….Guess who engineered the deal that sucked the Delphi pensions dry???? Your boy Mitt and he took home 15 mill from the deal to….public record go look it up. So you want to blame Obama for moving 20 factories to China …but Mitt did it..you want to point to the burgioning auto industry and tell us about how some people didn’t get a fair shake…true the people who allowed the romneys to own their company ..they got shafted..imagine that…maybe they can get together with the thousands of other people Bain/ Romney has shafted and have a great big we hate Obama party….oh wait they are already attending the we love Obama party. But they are firmly RSVPing for the fuck you Mitt go get a job party scheduled for 7 NOV 2010.

    • grammyjill

      It could also be because the Romney’s own most of Delfi and the Romney’s don’t believe anyone should have a pention.

      • montanabill

        And what do you base your last statement on?

        • grammyjill

          Ann Romney bought 1 million dollars worth of delphi stock at 67 cents a share just before the bailout. So the Romneys made out well from that bailout they keep bitching about.  About 15 million. Then Romney did what he has done with just about every company he has had anything to do with. He moved it to China 20 locations packed up and gone. The UAW currently has a suit against the Romneys. After the bailout, according to the head of the UAW, Romney heald the parts needed by chrysler and gm hostage until both companies gave him part of their bailout money. He got about 20 million from each company so they could get the parts needed to keep the cars rolling off the line. And you’ld trust this guy?

          • montanabill

            I certainly don’t trust whoever you are getting your information from. Don’t take any stock tips from them or depend on them for accurate information.

          • grammyjill

            As I’ve said…read the memo.

        • grammyjill

          Oh, and every company Romney and Bain shut down, they stripped the pentions. That’s why Obama says he wanted Detroit to go bankrupt. He did say that, but he wanted to bail them out after. After the pentions were stripped. He looks at pentions as waste.

          • montanabill

            GM and Chrysler were in bankruptcy. It is a myth that Obama saved them from bankruptcy. Obama only stepped in to save the union pensions and their $50+/hr wages. He also forced the bondholders who had previously lent money to GM to give up their positions for payment, a violation of bankruptcy law. Romney looks at the complete financial picture. If the promised pensions are unsustainable, they are stripped.

          • grammyjill

            Hope you read the memo today. All of it.

          • montanabill

            It has been a pleasure conversing with you, grammyjill.

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

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

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

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

          • grammyjill

            Bill, Of all the right wing people I’ve talked to, you have never called me disgusting names or told me I was stupid because I don’t agree with you. Thank you for that. As far as the election, I still hope Obama wins. I think your fears about taxes will be unfounded. As I told you, I got broken(at work) 17 years ago and have ALOT of time on my hands. I’m a bit of a history buff, so I read alot and I can honestly tell you that in all my reading, other than a bj in the oval, Obama seems to be a different colored Clinton. We all did great when Clinton was in office and Obama is following that plan. I know you are worried about the taxes, but I know it’s not going to be as bad as you think. You said once that you deal with health insurance alot. I think Obamacare is going to make things better in that. There will be alot more insurance customers because more will be able to afford it, even if contriception is covered. I don’t need that anymore, thank god, but I honestly can’t remember when it wasn’t covered. I guess I just had a good insurance company. I do hope to hear from you again. We could talk about how to make school work! I hope you won’t be too upset if Obama wins. I knoe Romney is a business guy but you can’t run a country like a business. Maybe that is why he was such a bad governor. And it’s his record as governor that made me think he’d be a bad president to begin with. The he started his campaign of lies and fear. To people that are busy and don’t have the time or inclanation to check things out, well they have a tendency to believe what he says. And don’t believe what we say. Oh Well. Ya know, you may be in the 1% and I’m dirt poor and basically homeless, but goes to show you, we can get along. Can discuss without discrimanation. Have A Great Day!

          • montanabill

            It is good to know history. I took 2 years of American history in college because I found it fascinating. We did great when Clinton was President, after the Republicans took control of the Congress and Clinton decided to work with Gingrich instead of fighting him. It worked for everyone. Unfortunately, Obama will not compromise simply because it is not in him. He never climbed a ladder that required it. He didn’t learn the art and he simply doesn’t believe it applies to him.

            I don’t worry about taxes. I hate to pay more just to see it squandered, which is what the government does. But, as Obama is fond of saying, I can afford it. But what the Republicans say is just as true. It will not help the middle class or the poor and it will take money away from me that I normally use to expand. Some of the few jobs that Obama takes credit for, are jobs I created.

            As I said before, I’m in the health care industry. I will guarantee you that while a few people who never had health insurance before, and some with pre-existing conditions will be a little better off, the vast majority of us will be paying far more for poorer health care. With the professionals leaving the fields as fast as they are, we will simply have too few health care professions for too many people.

          • grammyjill

            Bill, The Obama won’t compromise is not right. He has tried, but for some reason the GOP decided on his first night to make him a failure. If you actually checked, you would see that their plan slowed things but didn’t work. 5.5 million jobs, home values going up, home sales up 6.2%, GDP going up, exports doubled, stock market doubled. Everything is getting better, and Joe Biden was on last night and he said he’d been having meetings with republicans that are sick of towing the tea party line and are now willing to work with Obama and hope he wins tomorrow. They want to see the country come all the way back too.

          • montanabill

            I know you would like to believe that, but the truth is, Obama, in every meeting with Republicans, told them how it would be. The only compromising would be from the Republicans. 5.5 million jobs, but still fewer people working than when he took office and not enough new jobs being created to keep up with population growth. Many of the ‘created’ jobs are part time simply because low margin businesses, like restaurants, will not hire full time people and come under control of Obamacare. They will hire 30 hour workers to avoid it. We are going downhill.
            The economic ‘improvements’ were expected two years ago. If Obama had done absolutely nothing, the American economy would have accomplished all that on its own, two years ago.
            If Joe Biden said that, he lied. Republicans do want the country to come back, but they certainly don’t want to see Obama (my way or the highway) win.

          • grammyjill

            Obama has tried to compromise, but the republican version of compromise has been do it our way or no way. He let them write the jobs act, but as soon as he said he liked it they crushed it. I watched that. The repubs even wrote part of Obamacare and look how many times they have tried to repeal that. Yes, we need alot more jobs. I think they will have to pass the infrastructure bill now. NY & NJ need to be rebuilt. You would be surprized about some restaurants. My youngest daughter works at a 99 restaurant. She usually works about 45-50 hours a week and has full benifits including 401k. In her off time she works at Olive Garden. They don’t let people work much. At 99 she usually clears 600.00 a week, at OG about 150.00. Og wanted full access to her time but she told them unless they could give her what she got at 99, they would have to be happy with what they got. So, it depends on the company. Since the election is over, Obama has said he wants to work with the repubs to get things done. Boehnor said no tax changes and McConnell said same deal as before. Nothing goes through. I think the best thing we could do is get rid of Grover Norquist. What is he but a lobbist anyway? Who should even listen to him? I wouldn’t. He is trying to run our country and has no right. And the repubs need to get that attitude!

  • Mitt doesn’t like the bail out because it help the working faimlies of the UAW and it didn’t stuff more money into the stockholders pockets. Mitt thinks being a union member is a bad thing and if you are in a union your getting more than you should. When he talked about letting the automakers go bankrupt and get out of some of thier debts, the debts he was talking about was the UAW contract and the pensions of the retired workers. He thinks it would be the best thing to just throw out these 70, 80 year old retirees and just leave them hanging with nothing. He’s a terrible leader and worse, he’s a teerible human being.

    • Sandra

      More needs to written about the millions he and his cohorts made out of Delphi. He’s till pissed off he wasn’t able to make millions off the bankruptcy of the auto industry. This is the same man who declared he wants every State to be a right to work State. I should hope even Republicans are now giving second thoughts to voting for this repulsive man who has shown he doesn’t care about ordinary Americans.

      • latebloomingrandma

        “The Nation” did a story on how much $$ the Romneys made on the auto bailout, due to Ann’s investment, via that blind trust of hers, in Delphi auto parts. The CEO kind of held hosage that industry, got millions of bailout dollars, or he was going to take his ball elsewhere. After all was said and done, the Romneys ended up with a cool 15 million from their little investment. Could that not be a major reason why “you people” don’t need to see any more tax returns?
        Nice work if you can get it, but, my opinion, very unseamly for a potential POTUS. Especially one who is into decimating the safely nets, because of a drain on the debt. It’s OK for him to add to the debt, though. That’s capitalism. Maybe it’s actually socialism, redtributing upward.

        • William Deutschlander

          The ONE IMPORTANT TIDBIT you did not mention regarding DELPHI, which the Romney’s still own a stake in is this.

          OF the 24 PLANTS DELPHI OPERATED IN THE U S A when Elliot & Ann took over DELPHI, THEY IMMEDIATELY MOVED 20 of those FACILITIES TO CHINA.

          Romney not only is a LIAR he is a TRAITOR!

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            WHY???

            WHY does ANY of this matter to YOU LIBS????????

            You ALLLLLLLLLLLLL support the foreign car business—

            ALLLLLLL Libs buy foreign cars—-

            Support the Japs —-Support them alll drive a FOREIGN CAR

          • WhutHeSaid

            Why all of the angst — are things heating up for you? Satan is watching. And he has a wide grin on his face; you’re his favorite liar.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            These are ONLY FACTS!!!!!!!!!!!!

            LIBS BUY FOREIGN CARS!!!!

          • WhutHeSaid

            Well, I sure wish you would have told me sooner. I drive a Dodge car, a Dodge truck, and a Chevrolet for fun. I’m partial to American Hemis myself — always have been. Perhaps I’m not liberal enough.

            Next whopper, please.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            I doubt you have a car at all!

          • You are projecting too much. There is no way to prove that asinine statement that libs buy foreign cars. Keep it real if you can.

          • Lynda, AllAmerican is just like Romney he won’t know the truth if it slapped him up the side of the head. He probably drives a foreign car. Myself I drive a GM car.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            WELLLLLL HILLBILLY
            you are 1/2 right
            We have:
            3-Ford trucks
            1-Dodge truck
            a PINK Hummer and also a SUT Hummer
            We have a Land Rover

            and the part you got right is
            WE DO HAVE TWO FOREIGN CARS——
            Lamborghini Gallardo
            & Bentley Continental GT

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            Take your own survey

            You will see.

            Heeeeyyy—-when you go to find someone to ask, make sure they
            are the
            UGLYIST
            FATTEST
            DORKIEST
            NERDIEST
            TATTOOED UP
            PIERCED UP PERSON

            Those are the LIBS

          • grammyjill

            I have a Jeep, made in america. I also have a Jetta, also made in america.
            Go Away!

          • Wait a second, I drive a GMC 3500 diesel duelly. I do not drive a foreign car, and I plan on voting for the only true American running for office Obama!!!

          • You need to change your name you are no more All American than the man in the moon is. I don’t drive a foreign car I drive a GM car, the two cars before this one were fords. So stop your lying you have defended Romney so much you have started lying just as much as he does. Why don’t you turn off your computer and read some newspapers and magazines that report the truth most of the time unlike Fox and Limbaugh. You are probably driving a foreign car not us.

          • jarheadgene

            AllameriKKKlan……you are WRONG again…I have 2 cars both Chrylser products.

          • Mr. Deutschlander Ditto. That is getting to the real facts. Fact Check: 20 of the 24 Delphi Parts Plants were moved to China.The Romneys still own shares the Business . That is His speciality , desolving businesses for Personal gain by what ever necessary. Shipping Them to China and claiming that China don’t play by His rules. Ha !

        • ALLLLAMERICAN

          You Go Mitt!!!!!!!!!

          He sure knows how to make things work!!!!!

          Good Job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          That’s what allllll Business people want —-TO MAKE MONEY

          • latebloomingrandma

            As a retired nurse, I’m getting a little worried about you, ALLL–you seem to be working up to a stroke. It may be time to take a little break and wash the sheets.

          • northroader1775

            YESSS that’s it exactlybusiness is about money….however government is about helping people…not about making money. When government turns into a money making proposition…well that’s called corruption…maybe you have some wildly inappropriate examples of this all fresh in your head ..if not let me help…halliburton had 87 billion in no bid contracts to rebuild infrastructure in Iraq wrapped up BEFORE we dropped a single bomb on Iraq. SEE CORRUPTION…Mitt screams about helping the auto industry while raping it and smiling and waving to the crowd when he gets caught red handed….SEE LYING CORRUPT BASTARD…also your hero.

          • grammyjill

            UAW taking Romney to court for conflict of interest and holding hostage auto parts from Delfi to GM and Crysler until he got tons of money from them.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            We don’t want the Government

          • jarheadgene

            AllameriKKKlan …you are an IDIOT…Romney would make money selling your casket and dancing on your grave, if he could.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            TYPICAL LIB TALK

        • dalnb

          Voting for Romney is like being blindfolded when playing darts. Just throw the dart with no real concern about what you get!

          We have watched Romney as he has learned to talk the talk. We have heard him as he has bounced all over the place with his constant changes. He has shown he can speak (not always with grace and accuracy) but we have saw too that he is so inconsitenet we don’t know which Romney we are watching.

      • ALLLLAMERICAN

        I would HOPE Sandra, that you could look up some FACTS on the internet and find out more about obama and the ATTACK HE himself was having the
        US Ambassador kidnapped by the Muslim Brotherhood and then HE would release him and Look Like some kind of WONDERFUL PRESIDENT.
        Instead got four people killed and LIES ABOUT IT

        obama YOUR PRESIDENT is a Muslim

        He is in with the MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

        and THIS is why you DON’T vote a MUSLIM for the President of the United States of America!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        HE BRINGS DANGER TO OUR COUNRTY INSTEAD OF PROTECTING OUR COUNTRY!!!!!

        • SeekingOut

          You sound like Glenn Beck. What rubbish.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            ARE

            YOU

            KIDDING

            ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            WHAT RUBBISH?????????????????

            ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • SeekingOut

            Why all the hysteria in your posts? Get a hold on it for your own well-being.

          • grammyjill

            No. I vote to let his brain catch fire!

          • AdamMos

            This is the president who delivered the security of affordable health care to every single American after 90 years of trying. This is the president who brought Osama bin Laden to justice, who ended the war in Iraq and is ending the war in Afghanistan. This is the president who ended “don’t ask, don’t tell” so that love of country, not love of another, determines fitness for military service. Who made equal pay for equal work the law of the land. This is the president who saved the American auto industry from extinction, the American financial industry from self-destruction, and the American economy from depression. Who added over 4.5 million private sector jobs in the last two-plus years, more jobs than George W. Bush added in eight.OBAMA 2012 from Deval Patrick at DNC

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            HAND OUTS FOR THE LOOOSERS

            HAND OUTS FOR THE LAZY SCUM

          • northroader1775

            no duschbag we are not kidding you what you are saying is completely unsubstantiated bullshit and the fact that you believe it does not make it true…the voice in your head is just you screaming at you…it is no guarentee for truth…and even if it was true what would mitt do different…would he put “boots on the ground”?? That’s just another fabulous way to line the pockets of the super wealthy..they profit from every war…check your facts (hint there are no facts available on FOX or Rush or Glenn or any other talking head’s garbage pit of disinformation.

        • Landsende

          You need to get back on your Meds, your paranoia is showing.

        • Reality can be a bitch and you had better get some care.

        • concernedgran

          And all you have to do is read your racist, bigoted posts to know what you are.

        • grammyjill

          I’m sure his minister has no idea he’s a muslim since he shows up at church every sunday that he can. TOP believing the damn lies.

    • 1bythebrooks2

      Mitts is NOT a leader!! Obama/Biden 2012!!

  • …because Michael Connell’s plane crashed?

  • SaneJane

    We need to see those tax returns. There is information in those returns that would be devastating to Romney.

  • lawoman32

    Great article, Connie. Romney’s dreadful, lying ad will backfire in Ohio. The voters there are savvy enough to see it for what it is–totally false. Let Ohio lead the way in reelecting the President. Obama/Biden 2012!

  • SeekingOut

    Romney…..what a distasteful human being! I can’t understand anyone in their right mind happy to have such a character as their President.

  • ayayaboy

    He does romney feel about lying continuously?

    • Replying to ayayaboy –

      ROMNEY FEELS THE SAME ABOUT LYING AS ALLLLAMERICAN DOES. IT’S FINE, AS LONG AS IT PROMOTES THE “CONSERVATIVE” CAUSE.

      You know. I GOT MINE, GO SUCK AN EGG!!!

      • ALLLLAMERICAN

        Do you NOT understand what I wrote????

        YOUR PRESIDENT
        OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
        ORDERED TO THE US AMBASSADOR KIDNAPPED which lead to his death!!!!

        DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND THIS!!!!!!!!! OUR PRESIDENT WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE AMBASSADORS DEATH!!!!!

        Instead of obama protecting this great nation and informing the American people of this act of war, he lied and blamed America and our most basic freedom — freedom of speech. There was no anti-freedom of speech protest at the Libyan consulate as obama and his quislings (Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, Jay Carney, Joe Biden et al) have told us so many times. The obama administration spent $75,000 on ads apologizing for our free speech rights in, of all places, Pakistan.
        obama is not merely a bad president, he is at war with the American people: The Post-American Presidency: The obama Administration’s War on America
        “Benghazi Attack Was Botched Kidnapping To Trade Blind Sheik”
        The attack of the Libyan consulate was tied neither to a video or terrorism, but a botched kidnapping of Ambassador Stevens.
        That Barack HUSSEIN obama had arranged with the Muslim Brotherhood to kidnap the Ambassador, and through obama’s supposed affinity with the Muslim world, obama would save the day and get the ambassador released.
        But the Muslim Brotherhood wanted something in return.
        Their beloved Blind Sheik.
        Unbelievable?
        Western Journalism broke the news that a source connected to the White House has stated that the murder of Stevens and the other Americans was a botched kidnapping linked to one Barack HUSSEIN obama.

        Obama lied, Americans died: Libyan Attack was botched kidnapping to trade WTC bombing Blind Sheikh

        • your reply doesn’t deserve a comment since you are a NO NAME alllliAMERICAN

        • concernedgran

          You have really gone off the deep end with your hatred for this President! I really feel very sorry for you!

        • northroader1775

          Again we totally understand what you are saying we just know it to be a giant pile of bullshit…..just the FACT that you are saying it is like 2.99 strikes against it…but then two google clicks into a search it comes up as totally ficticious…you do know that you are talking to literate people right…people who can read…people who bother to check sources…people with a very low tolerance for idiots like you who just regurgitate bullshit with out even using a breath mint.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            YOUR A NO GOOD FREAK!!!!!!!!!!!

            you need to live in Benghazi with the people you love BEST and protect

          • grammyjill

            Just start telling him he’s being watched.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            It WILL come out in court later this month.

        • grammyjill

          Watch out for the dark colored suv’s with lots of antennas on them. They are watching you.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            No, it’s the Helicopters that keep flying over

          • grammyjill

            AHH, homing in on you.

      • I would rather make egg salad, a mixer of all kinds. fat and thin

  • ALLLLAMERICAN

    YOU LIBS ARE PATHETIC!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YOU MAKE ME SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YOU WANT A MUSLIM TO BE OUR PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Why he is hiding the FACT that he himself was having the US Ambassador kidnapped by the Muslim Brotherhood and then HE would release him and Look Like some kind of WONDERFUL PRESIDENT.

    Instead got four people killed and LIES ABOUT IT.

    WHAT A NO GOOD LIER—-

    THIS IS WHY YOU DON’T VOTE A MUSLIM IN TO BE THE PRESIDENT
    OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA —–

    RETARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    IDIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    MORONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You WANT to be in the Muslim Brotherhood?????

    Move to Benghazi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • WhutHeSaid

      Yes, Satan is just beaming with pride over you. I do hope you enjoy a warm climate — very warm.

      • grammyjill

        He’s being watched by men in a dark colored suv. Keep telling him to watch out for it.

    • es their are mormons in this group as you say below idiots. Let’s move you to the fatherland [ODESSA]

      • ALLLLAMERICAN

        TYPICAL LIB TALK

    • Sand_Cat

      So who pre-printed your screed for you?

      Don’t have the originality to make a post relevant to the article, but referring to others as “pathetic”? Try looking in the mirror.

      • ALLLLAMERICAN

        say something that matters!!!!!!

    • concernedgran

      You probably really need to be very careful with some of this spew that is coming out of your mouth. You have a right to your opinion, but I think accusing the President of the United States of having an Ambassador kidnapped for political gain could cause you some very serious legal problems! As I said in my previous post, I think you have truly gone off the deep end and probably need some help!

      • northroader1775

        I think an simple libel charge ought to be enough to get him to shut-up or be put away…I wonder if we could bring a class action libel suit against Fox news for polutting the electorate with unfounded bullshit in the guise of news….It’s worth looking into…I would be happy if they were just forced to say “This is purely entertainment and should in no way be confused with journalism.” If they were forced to say that first right after every commercial break or every 10 minutes whichever is more often. Hi this is sean hillarity and I’m here with an entertaining rightwing take on the half a sentance we have deemed pundit worthy today….I know let’s look at the phrase “Not Optimal” Let’s take it entirely out of context and even though Obama was repeating someone elses words let’s skip that fact just for fun and go off on this phrase all day without adding a shread of anything news worthy into any broadcast!!! YEEEAAAAAHHH that does sound fun!!

    • northroader1775

      FEAR FEAR FEAR YELLED THE BLOW HARD

      • grammyjill

        Make him afraid of the dark colored suv watching him.

    • grammyjill

      Look out the window. Is the dark colored suv out there?

  • mE IN nEW JERSEY, EYE don’t know how anyone on the East coast can get out to vote next Tuesday. the absentee ballot is past time

    • grammyjill

      FEMA has promised to set up polling places with generators and transportation.

  • kelley jacobs

    I have a 2011 Chevy Cruze. Hey Connie, I call it my Sherrod Cruze!

  • Off the backs of the 47 per cent.

  • It’s amazing to see how he is neck and neck with Obama in this election! Consisting the fact Misfit Romney is a big, two face, stuttering, lying, spineless jellyfish without any backbone! When Hurricane Sandy hitted the East Coast; Obama had put his campaign on the back burner temporarily to handle the situtation as President. Even Republican figures who are not fans of Obama were giving him praise! Where was Misfit Romney? On the campaign trail lying to the American people! Wise up Misfit Romney! The people in Ohio are not stupid enough to fall for your lies!

  • concernedgran

    I am very worried about Ohio. The Republican governor in the State of Ohio is doing everything he can to suppress votes in that state and now Karl Rove is promising that Romney will win that state. There was also a man (don’t remember his name) on the Bill O’Rilley show last night who was guaranteeing that Romney will win Ohio. Voting machines tied to Romney’s son. I don’t know how anyone who has followed this election could still be willing to vote for a man who lies as easily as he breathes and who has changed his position on the issues to cater to whoever he is speaking to. I hope that Ohio is full of monitors for this election. I would hate to see another 2000 Florida !
    With the devastation of storm Sandy, I think President Obama has shown who is Presidential by trying to help the people affected. Mitt Romney wants to do away with FEMA (or at least he did until the world was looking). And to top it off, he held his photo op relief effort in Ohio of all states. His staff went to Walmart and spent $5,000 dollars in case those attending his relief effort did not bring items. This AFTER the Red Cross said they did not want food, they needed money! He has not given an interview to the press in 3 weeks and refuses to answer when they ask him questions about his flip flopping. He doesn’t care a bit about the victims of this storm, he just wants to be president. This man is a disgrace and all I can say is God help the poor, women, seniors and the middle class if he is elected! And just for the record, I am not black, I am a white, middle class, senior woman. Sorry, I’ve held this all in for too long.

  • dalnb

    Ohio has always been an important state drawing a constant barrage of commercialized politics.

    I am sure Romney has not added anything in his campaign the voters of Ohio have not heard time-and-time again. They have though, most likely, heard different stories every time they listen to Mitt.

    They can not have missed the Republicans massive and on going efforts to create failure for Obama. Obama was elected by the people to attend to our nations needs. A failure in doing so will create a failure in our nations economy, job growth and at this time, our National Recovery. The Republicans efforts to ensure an Obama failure is the same as efforts to create a National Failure: And They Think We Should Elect Them For Any Position?

    I believe the people in Ohio are wise enough and politically savy enough to know when they are being dupped and when the count comes Ohio will back Obama.

  • All I can say is that all lies will come to the light. The President is for ALL the people. Our God has us ALL in His hands, including and especially President Obama. Hang in there my fellow Americans!

  • onedonewong

    A CBS poll has Ohio dead ven which means Romney has a lock on the state

    • patuxant

      huh? Have family in Ohio and they are not stupid.

      • onedonewong

        The fruit never falls far from the tree. Seeing as how your an idiot I have to believe the rest of your family follows your lead

  • Constant Comment

    Not be a Debbie Downer, but Husted has already shown he will do everything in his power to put Ohio in the Romney column. I’m not assuming anything.

    • alsoavietnamvet

      I’m with you, Constant Comment! Between the efforts of Husted, and the fact that Ohio will be using voting machines owned by Mitt’s son Tagg and Romney supporters, I’m not assuming Obama will win Ohio.

  • Sad thing about some of those auto workers is that they have been so brainwashed that they will be voting for “mitt’. They are too blind to understand what was done for them by Obama. It’s also remarkable how Romney can lie such obvious lies and these people accept it as gospel, never bother doing the math.

  • alsoavietnamvet

    It does not surprise me that Romney has doubled down on his lie about Jeep moving jobs to China; the purpose of the lie is to scare the crap out of Ohio voters!!! Remember: Romney used to dress as a state trooper, and scare the crap out of unsuspecting motorists.

  • THAT JACKASS ROMNEY CALLS HIS CRUSE HIS RED HOT MOMMA CAR, AND HE BOUGHT IT IN RED TO EMBARASS HIS KIDS. BOY OH BOY WHAT A JERK, EVERYTHING HE SAYS, HE PUTS HIS BIG FOOT IN HIS BIG MOUTH. I WONDER IF HE EVEN TALKS TO ANY OF US IN THE 47% I AM SURE HE DOESN”T ASSOCIATE WITH ANY OF US WHO MAKE $25 OR $30 THOUSAND DOLLARS. MY DAD WAS HEAD OF THE U.S. GYMNASTIC FEDERATION AND WE NEVER HEARD OF ROMNEY. ALL THE WHILE MY DAD ….. WAS IN THE OLYMPICS., MATTER OF FACT THREE OF THEM AS A PERFORMER. ROMNEY THE IDOL IN HIS FOLLOWERS EYES, AND THEY MUST BE BLIND, PLEASE FACE UP TO HIS STRATEGY AND WE NEED SOMEONE WHO IS WORKING HARD TO UNDO THE DEBT HE CAME INTO OFFICE WITH, AND THE BANKS, AUTO BAILOUTS, ENDING THE WARS, AND LETS NOT FORGET GETTING BINLADIN, OR HAVE WE FORGOTTEN.

  • daniel bostdorf

    As of today, Obama has 277 Electoral College votes.

    He will win.

  • I WAS RAISED IN IDAHO. I LOVE MY MORMON FRIEND,CLASSMATES. THIS GUY ROMNEY DOES NOT FIT IN!,DID I HEAR,READ HE WAS A MORMON BISHOP? THE ATONEMENT WILL SERVE HIM WELL!

  • patuxant

    Un f–king believable that there are people out here who swallow this BS! Ro$oney is a cool kat and a liar and con artist just like all of those of his faith.