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To Be Presidential, Romney Must First Be Truthful

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To Be Presidential, Romney Must First Be Truthful


Presidential campaigns sometimes turn on big moments that help voters ponder the central question they have about every challenger: What would this person actually be like as president?

These aren’t the same as gaffes, which are slips of the tongue that may be politically damaging but say little about the candidates except that they misspoke.

I’m talking instead about critical moments of miscalculation — often made in desperation — that illuminate important truths about a politician.

In 1964, Barry Goldwater ardently defended extremism. In 1984, Walter Mondale said he would raise taxes. In 2008, John McCain suspended his campaign to work on the economic crisis and then offered no solutions for it. They all lost.

Now we have Mitt Romney, with astonishingly poor timing, trying to profit politically from tragic events in the Middle East. His remarks on Libya and Egypt at a news conference in Jacksonville, Florida, might or might not hurt his chances with pivotal independent voters in November. But we do know that he has managed to be simultaneously unpresidential, untruthful and unwise.

On the morning of Sept. 12, the world learned of the death of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, the first U.S. ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1979. Stevens died when terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. At the same time, angry mobs breached the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.

The obvious and proper posture for a serious presidential candidate at that moment of shock and sadness would have been to show the country he could inhabit the role of mourner-in-chief, an important part of being president. Vows of justice are also welcome. Even if Romney couldn’t compete with President Barack Obama on this terrain, he needed to at least appear to be above partisan politics for a day or two.

Instead, Romney doubled down on a scorching statement issued the night before by his campaign that said: “It’s disgraceful that the Obama administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

In Jacksonville, Romney compounded his campaign’s slur with one of his own. “I also believe the administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in Egypt instead of condemning their actions,” he said.

Accusations that the Obama administration is somehow “sympathizing” with terrorists are false and, well, pathetic.

Here’s what the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, run by the Bush-era Ambassador Anne Patterson, wrote after mobs gathered outside in protest against a virulently anti-Muslim film associated with Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones:

The embassy “condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions,” it said. “We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.”

Jonathan Alter

Jonathan Alter is a bestselling author and journalist who served as senior editor for Newsweek from 1983 to 2011. He is currently a lead columnist for Bloomberg View as well as a contributing correspondent to NBC News. Alter's 2010 book, The Promise: President Obama, Year One, reached #3 on the New York Times Best Seller list.

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  1. Joel Sorenson September 14, 2012

    Once again mittens proves he is wholely unsuited to the office of President. He is an inept bafoon that would cost thousands of servicemen their lives.

    1. pwk112 September 15, 2012

      During the Republican primaries, I was hopeful that they would nominate someone that would run a thoughtful, issues-oriented campaign. I voted for Obama in 2008, and I have been somewhat disappointed with the promises that he has failed to keep (i.e., closing Guantanamo). Ironically, I think he has done as good a job on the economy as was possible given that the Republicans have placed a higher priority on his defeat than on repairing the economy.
      However, after watching the two conventions and really listening to Romney and Ryan over the past two months there are a couple of conclusions that are just inescapable:
      1) Presidents that lie are problematic. All politicians shade the truth, but when they get caught in outright lies and allow their campaigns to respond that “We’re not going to let fact checkers dictate what our campaign says,” then they have told us clearly that they have no trouble lying to the American people to achieve their aims. Today, it’s the Presidency. Tomorrow, its criminalizing abortion. Then they’ll turn on gays. And when that doesn’t solve their problems, who will they come after next? The problem with demagogues, especially demagogues that believe their own propaganda, is that they can justify anything. This is how good people do evil things. The last President who so brazenly lied to the country and couldn’t acknowledge it was Richard Nixon. I lived through Watergate and remember its trauma. How anyone could vote for a candidate that you know upfront will lie about even trivial matters to get elected is beyond me;
      2) I often hear people who support Romney speak of his business experience as the reason he is qualified to be President. But running the government of a state or of the U.S. is not the same as running a business, as Romney found out when he was governor of Massachusetts and left the state with among the lowest approval ratings ever registered. The Presidents who have been elected on the basis of their successful business experience–Hoover (can you say “Great Depression”) and Harding (can you say “Teapot Dome”), and of course, who could forget George Bush II–have been economic disasters for the country. Just as balancing the nation’s budget is much different from balancing the family checkbook, a successful economic policy requires skills far removed from those of a business CEO. I believe Romney was a successful CEO at Bain. For anyone who care to learn from our mistakes of the past, that is precisely what ensures that he will be a lousy President.
      3) Romney has flip-flopped on so many issues in his craven attempt to get votes that I’m not sure anybody but him knows where he really stands on anything. It’s funny, the Republicans used to think that flip-flopping was a problem–I guess it’s only a problem when the Democrats do it.
      4) If I was a woman–unless I was a born-again Christian or a Mormon whose only issue in the election was the overturning of Roe v. Wade–I cannot imagine why I would vote for someone who wants to turn the clock back 40 years on my rights, and who believes that by allowing abortion in cases of rape or incest is a major concession.
      I could go on and on to list specific issues that Romney and Ryan are simply wrong about. But the bottom line is that I can deal with a President that fights fair, even if I disagree with him or her on major issues. I can’t deal with one who has demonstrated his willingness to lie about even trivial issues–and when confronted with the evidence of his mendacity just doubles down instead of changing. Ultimately, Mitt’s spectacularly stupid comments about Benghazi and Cairo may be his real undoing. They illustrate everything I’m talking about here: getting the facts wrong, lying, refusing to acknowledge his mistakes–and in typical George Bush fashion–entering into the foreign policy arena by making big, bad, wrong, stupid pronouncements–guaranteed to make relationships with ALL of our allies more difficult. This is why CEOs make bad presidents. If you thought Bush II was a great president, then by all means, vote for Romney. Otherwise, whether you believe in Obama or not, he is the only sane choice.

      1. Fern Woodfork September 15, 2012

        He Did Close Gitmo But The Do Nothing Congress Blocked Him On That It’s A Whole Lot Of Things Being Blocked Or Filibustered By These Terrorists We Have In Congress!!

        1. ajjohnson31 September 15, 2012

          Is that right? I always wondered why Guantanamo is not closed. It’s hard to believe that Obama would be so forceful on that issue when he was running, then do nothing when elected. Rather, there must be a reason – such as congressional obstruction – that caused the POTUS to allow it to stay open. I never knew enough about this issue, and I’d like to know more. Can you say what the congress actually did about this? Or do you think there is a secret reason that he had to allow Gitmo to remain open? Something he didn’t know before he was elected, but has to consider now?

          1. johninPCFL September 15, 2012

            Sorry, links don’t post. This from 1/9/2012 in McClachy online mcclatchydc

            “Congress has used its spending oversight authority both to forbid the White House from financing trials of Guantánamo captives on U.S. soil and to block the acquisition of a state prison in Illinois to hold captives currently held in Cuba who would not be put on trial — a sort of Guantánamo North.

            The latest defense bill adopted by Congress moved to mandate military detention for most future al Qaida cases. The White House withdrew a veto threat on the eve of passage, and then Obama signed it into law with a “signing statement” that suggested he could lawfully ignore it.”

          2. ajjohnson31 September 16, 2012

            Thanks much! Appreciate it.

      2. louisy8 September 16, 2012

        Obama try to keep his promise on closing Guantanamo, you forget how the GOP fight for that not to happened, they did not want these people in the US jails, the GOP block that like everything els he try to pass, they block all to make him look bad, Obama can’t vote in Congress, they are to blame for all the failure, Obama is one man he need help to make things happened, for two years the GOP had one thing in mind the get rid of Obama, so they lie, cheat, block everything what kind of GOPS we have in Congress they don’t care about us, we should get rid of all the GOPS in office, all they care about is war and tax cut for the rich, when are we going to stand up for our country and stop Wallstreet, and rich cows, big banks the control how this Country works?

        1. SqueakyRat September 16, 2012

          Unfortunately, it was not just Republicans who blocked the closure of Gitmo. Large numbers of Congressional Democrats voted the same way.

      3. leftlite September 17, 2012

        Well said. And also just to endorse what johninPCFL has said below about Guantanamo, so many have asked why it is the president has not closed Guantanamo. Presidents can exercise executive privilege for a lot of stuff, and he has. But the power of the executive order is not unlimited. If it was, he would be a king and not a president. Some have also asked, disingenuously, why Obama has not worked with Congress to get stuff accomplished, such as closing Gitmo. It is impossible to work with people who don’t want to work with you and who, in fact, are pretty much bent on your destruction. They have blocked that as well as myriad other things such as the American Jobs Act, judicial appointments and numerous other pieces of legislation. In fact, as has often been pointed out, it is amazing that he has been able to get as much stuff done as he has, given the stiff opposition he has had to contend with. Imagine how much more could have been accomplished with a Legislature willing to do its job fairly. It is essential that Americans not just re-elect the President but also give him a Senate and a House that he can work with to get more stuff done and avoid gridlock.

  2. Bill Leathen September 14, 2012

    The one not telling the truth is Obama. His pledge to be open is a joke. Where are his college transcripts. At least tell us what name he used. It is ok for his cabinet to hide the truth also. Guns to Mexico drug lords – no problem for Obama, he just covers it up. Who’s not telling the truth?

    1. Lynda September 14, 2012

      Are you aware that college transcripts can’t be released due to privacy laws? They are in place to protect everyone. Bush’s transcripts were leaked…not release by Bush himself. The college grades of all of our presidents are private. By making such an argument you are displaying a level of ignorance of how college’s handle the day to day of their business. Do you really believe that Obama became president of the law review by being a C student? Seriously? Fast and Furious was run from a local office in Arizona by the ATF, not the DOJ or the White House. Even the idiot congressman Darrell Issa admitted in his hearings that there is no proof that the White House was involved. Don’t let your fear and distrust cloud your judgement.

      1. Sand_Cat September 16, 2012

        Bill has judgement? He could have fooled me.

    2. Dominick Vila September 15, 2012

      Only a masochist insists on seeing the college transcripts of a man that graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harvard Law School.
      BTW, Fast and Furious was started by the Bush administration in an effort to determine who was behind the flow of guns to Mexican drug cartels. Bush’s Justice Department started it at the request of the President of Mexico, a close friend of the Bushes. President Obama ended it when Eric Holder realized that it was poorly managed and executed.

      1. johninPCFL September 15, 2012

        Facts don’t matter to these clowns, but thanks for trying.

    3. Dianes4babies September 15, 2012

      Bill Leathen~And you, sir, are a fool!

    4. ExPAVIC September 15, 2012


    5. BDD1951 September 15, 2012

      Even high school records are sealed. I know this because I ‘tried to get my son’s HS records and they wouldn’t let me have them. He had to write letters to the HS and the college before they would release them to me.

    6. Gammaanya September 15, 2012

      College transcripts do not help running country – where the TAXES from Romney and RYAN?? Oh – yep – they are Republicans and they tell the truth. NOT. NEVER. I am in Wisconsin almost everyday (I own 1 of my businesses there) and even people there say that RYAN is a LIAR and truly stupid guy, but know how and to whom to talk to – the gullible, racist, scared and wanna be rich. His career is pretty much over unless people from his District still stupid, gullible and wear pink glasses and a label – kick me I am stupid, voted for R/R – Wake up.
      U R one stupid, gullible cowards that will never admit and say the N word. And you know it..

    7. Justin Napolitano September 15, 2012

      Where are your college transcripts Bill? Since you place so much value on them please show us yours so we may marvel at your intelligence and accomplishments.
      Do you think they will measure up to POTUS?

    8. ralphkr September 15, 2012

      If the stories that I have seen claiming that Obama has spent millions to keep his college transcripts private are true then that unneeded expenditure alone makes him unfit for president because it costs absolutely NOTHING to keep college transcripts secret. I know that no one can access any of my transcripts without specific written permission from me (not that anyone would be interested in my transcripts) and I never spent a penny for that service.

  3. bcarreiro September 14, 2012

    incompetent and not trustworthy

  4. Dominick Vila September 15, 2012

    I wonder how many Republicans have reflected on the logic of demonizing Barack Obama’s community organizing experience after graduating from Harvard, and the support they give a venture capitalist. The former delayed pursuing opportunities available to exceptional lawyers in favor of helping those who have been left behind, the latter made millions out of the misery of others, and profited from tax shelters and overseas investments while millions of Americans struggled to pay their taxes, mortgages, car payments, put food on the table and send their kids to college.
    Their life experiences helped shape their character and the values that influence the vision and policies they propose, and the difference could not be more stark. Barack Obama’s required close contact with mainstream Americans, a fact that allowed him to gain a close understanding of the problems we face, our fears, hopes and the realities of life for middle class and poor Americans. The value of witnessing a woman who after 8 or 10 hours of waiting tables sits at the kitchen table to cut 25 cent coupons to save enough money to buy Pampers or Similac for her baby, the experience gained from listening to an assembly line worker who in spite of physical pain has to go to work to put food on the table, the frustration of parents who after working and paying taxes all their lives cannot afford to send a child to college, forge the character of a person in a way that no professor or text book can ever teach.
    Mitt Romney, a venture capitalist, is intimately familiar with the best strategies to increase profits and sales, with special focus on lowering operating costs, eliminating unprofitable product lines, and using loopholes or tools such as depreciation and amortization to lower tax liabilities; he is intimately familiar with leverage buyouts, overseas investments, tax shelters and financial diversification to accumulate wealth and reduce financial risks. His interaction with fellow Americans is limited to meetings with fellow investors, finding ways to beat Uncle Sam, enjoying his expensive yacht and mansions, and watching Rafalca jump and dance.
    Interestingly, a large number of middle class Americans continue to dismiss the value of having a presidents that understands what is important to mainstream Americans, and how that knowledge allows a leader to govern effectively and with the best interest of ALL Americans in mind; and instead support a man whose experience is limited to plant closings, staffing and benefit reductions, the joy of firing people, outsourcings, and finding ways to avoid paying taxes. In effect, they prefer a man whose life experiences benefit 1% of our population, often at the expense of the remaining 99%, over one who has dedicated his life to help everyone. We either have an awful lot of millionaires in this country or a lot of fools.

    1. SaneJane September 15, 2012

      Unfortunately, the fools appear to be in the majority and this is fortunate for the millionaires.

      1. carsrus September 15, 2012

        Only FOOLS r u who voted for and plan to again vote for this forked tongued, snake oil salesman LIAR Obama !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        1. rockcut September 15, 2012

          Your comments are nothing mre that immature childish slurs. Grow up.

          1. midway54 September 15, 2012

            It’s just a typical outburst from a mindless dupe who has been thoroughly saturated from, as it were, swimming in liquid rightwing excrement

          2. mssas September 15, 2012

            You sound gay!

          3. rockcut September 15, 2012

            mssas what a utterly childish remark. My advise to you is to grow up!!!

        2. William Deutschlander September 15, 2012

          carsus – your little rant exposes your your lack of inteligence, your inability to reason and your basic ignorance, I feel sorry for you, please get mental help.

          1. msrita September 16, 2012

            They are acting out because Romney Sucks as a candidate. I’m loving every moment of his Train wreak, See Money can not buy elections. They are donating for favors when he gets in Office.

        3. mssas September 15, 2012

          Carsus, you are right. Google all the episodes of “Man’s Country”… and spread the word. We have to get this flaming hypocrite out of office this November!

          1. trucker581 September 15, 2012

            You don’t have a candidate to get him out of office….You better just suck it up and be thankful we have a caring President.

            Obama/Biden 2012

          2. msrita September 16, 2012

            To bad your candidate can’t relate to other races. White people cant win election by themselves. They our outnumbered by 20 other race including latino and blacks.

        4. Joan Maurer September 15, 2012

          Why is it that trolls attack where they are the weakest? The President is not the one running ads that are liar, liar pants on fire untruths; You did’nt build that for one. Eliminating work requirements from welfare is another. Eliminating 716 billion from safety net benefits is another.

          1. Ida Bill September 15, 2012

            It is a trait of a socio-pathic person to project their shortcomings on others! Especially on those who have the traits they wish they possessed.

            Note, that the $716 billion is the exact dollar amount the Ryan Budget wants deducted from Medicare? Note that in his 2002 Olympic speech to those who made it to the Olympics in Utah, Romney used the exact words, “you didn’t make it here on your own.” Conveying the same message President Obama was getting across? Note that Romney when asked about his preparation for the debates, said his biggest challenge is that the President would lie??? All projections of his own weaknesses!

            If you check back, throughout the campaign, this has been a pattern on the part of Romney, his team and surrogates! It is the strategy they thought would be most effective since they have no specifics to offer on anything! It has not worked and is backfiring big time with potential voters!

            Also note, in his interview with George Stephanopoulos he all but said directly that he would not answer the questions; but give his own take on what needs to be corrected?? George had a hard time trying to keep up with his evasiveness!

            Sorry to disappoint those who thought they were middle-class. According to Romney, if your salary is not between $200–$250 thousand a year, you are not middle-class?

        5. Don September 15, 2012

          So you like awl the lying Romney is doing You are like the carsrushing in without thinking about what is going on and you strike a tree and find yourslef dead and say “Oh me, oh my, what have I done wrong.?”

        6. Landsende September 15, 2012

          If by some miracle Romney is elected, since he likes to be able to fire people, maybe he will fire all the teabaggers that have caused him to flip flop so much on what he really believes in, although he’s flip flopped so many times I don’t think even he knows where he stands anymore. Actually, rather than say he flip flops, we should call him a fork tongued, snake oil salesman LIAR!!!!!!!!!!

      2. Don September 15, 2012

        I guess from my reading that you SaneJane are one of the millionaires, or am I wrong in my thinging.

      3. Dominick Vila September 15, 2012

        Don’t let the insults, lies, hyperbole or the propaganda bought by the Koch brothers, Adelson, Rove and others fool you. Everything indicates that there is more common sense in America than the idiocy and greed that is the essence of the Tea Party. President Obama will win re-election by a large margin, not because our $25 donations are giving him an advantage, but because the truth always prevails.

        1. ajjohnson31 September 15, 2012

          Oh, I HOPE so!! I don’t want to live in a country where a vampire capitalist can be elected by using six donors with billion-dollar donations rather than two million with $25 donations. I sincerely hope you’re right! All the lies… I’m not sure Romney knows what is the truth anymore.

        2. louisy8 September 15, 2012

          Yes, as I said before the truth all ways wins because God has the power not money and greed and Gop and Fox news and fat cats, God is in control.

        3. Fern Woodfork September 16, 2012

          I Agree Dominick As Everyone Can See From Here In National Memo The Smart Intelligent People Out Numbers The Racist Trolls And The Crazies People!!! You Must Always Believe That Truth, Good And Light Always Prevails And Win Over Lies, Evil And Darkness!!! Also That You Can Make The Difference VOTE!! Vote For The Person Who Care About All Of Us No Matter What Income, Race , Age, Gender And Who You Choose To Love!! A Person That Will See That We All Will Get A Fair Chance In Life!! That Person ( The Only One I See) Is Out President Now Is Barack Obama!!

          1. SqueakyRat September 16, 2012

            Why do you capitalize every word, Fern?

          2. Eduardo September 16, 2012

            SqueakyRat: Because she is an ignorant useful IDIOT, that’s why ….

          3. Fern Woodfork September 17, 2012

            You Really Is Stupid Why Don’t Your Tea Bagging Ass Get A Life!! It’s Your No Good Mother That Is Ignorant!! Look Your Banana Boat Just Pull Up To Shore Time For You To Go Little Sissy!!

          4. Fern Woodfork September 17, 2012

            Cause I Want To!!

          5. Fern Woodfork September 17, 2012

            Eduardo Is A Stalker That Follow Me Around Like A Little Puppy LOL Poor Thing I Wonder When Will Eduardo Realize Stalking People Only Make Them Not Like Them And Stalker Only Look Like A Fools!! Eduardo Must Get A Life!! I Like The Way I Write Here!! My Statement My Way It’s Just That Simple!!

    2. hilandar1000 September 15, 2012

      Thanks so much for this post and for trying to explain something of the character of Barack Obama. I crossed paths with him a few times when he was a young man in Chicago. I certainly can’t say that I knew him well, and yet his character came through loud and clear in those brief encounters. I think it was his sincerity and forthrightness that gave one an almost immediate insight into his character. He was extraordinary while at the same time fitting right into the environment he was in and the people he was with. He truly cared about people and related to them with selfless ease. In this rabid political environment, I am somewhat reluctant to tell what I know of his character, lest I be hit with the dreaded “Messiah-worshiper” label, which is somewhat understandable I guess, when all one has in his or her corner are lying, untrustworthy, self-involved members of the human species. Thanks for leading the way for some of us who may have been reluctant to relate our knowledge of the true character of our President. He is an extraordinary and capable, but also very human leader of whom we ALL could be very proud if we put aside our preconceived biases.

      1. Fern Woodfork September 15, 2012

        The Answer Is NO And That Is The Reason He Should Never Be President Of Nothing!! He Shouldn’t Tell The Truth Cause He Can’t Handle The Truth!! RNC= Failed And Will Go Down In The History Books As The Largest Group Of LIARS Ever Together On One Stage!!! That’s Why Romneyhood Is Dropping In The Polls Ever Fox Fake News Is getting Tried Of His Lies And Low Blows That Seems To Blow Back Up In His Face!!! One Of His Own Party Members Said Romney Needs To Shut Down His Awful Campaign And Bring In New People!!!

        1. hilandar1000 September 15, 2012

          Hey, wait a minute, Fern. Perhaps I didn’t make myself clear. I am in full support of President Obama, and I think, like you, that a Romney presidency would be a disaster and quite possibly an end to democracy in our nation. I was trying to relate my experiences of running into Obama when he was a young man., and how impressed I was with him even then. Our president is capable, trustworthy, and very caring about others. Even back then it was easy to see that Obama wanted to have a positive effect on the people whose lives he touched, because he truly cared about people.

          1. Fern Woodfork September 15, 2012

            I Wasn’t Saying Nothing Negative To You My Friend I Was Answering The Question About Can Romney Be Truthful Just Didn’t Want To Be At The End Of The Line!!LOL

          2. hilandar1000 September 15, 2012

            Oh, gooood — didn’t want to lose one of my buds!

          3. Fern Woodfork September 15, 2012

            Never!! My Friend!!! 🙂

        2. Don September 15, 2012

          These people at OX, I mean FOX, are very Foxxxxxy. They are all for Romney no matter what

          1. Fern Woodfork September 15, 2012

            Yes But They See Romney Dropping in The Polls AndThat is What They Don’t Like!! It’s Cause Of His Low Blow Tactics And Out Right Lying That’s Causing The Drops

          2. louisy8 September 15, 2012

            yes, and hiding his taxes because if we see his taxes he don’t have chance all states will turn blue, what kind of lying christian he is

          3. Fern Woodfork September 16, 2012

            He Not A Christian He’s A Moron I Mean Mormon!! But He Is More Like A MORON!!

          4. Ebenezer Akrong September 16, 2012

            he is not, he is not the American you think he is, do not ask me why, because he pays his tax to his Church not to the state, he can proof himself when he has shown his tax birth certificate to you.

          5. hilandar1000 September 15, 2012

            Since you seem to be a non-fan of Fox, you might enjoy a clip of some of their non-news people telling everybody that Planned Parenthood didn’t have any purpose — that you could go to Walgreens and get any of the services that Planned Parenthood offered — like pap smears and breast exams. Of course Steven Colbert took that one and ran with it — funniest thing I EVER saw. If you or anybody wants me to send a link to it, let me know. It’s fairly long, but guarantee you will be ROFL before it’s over.

          6. Fern Woodfork September 15, 2012

            I Go To Walgreens For Anything But Doctor Care !! Screw Those Crazy People Let Them Go To Walgreens!!

          7. hilandar1000 September 16, 2012

            Oh, no — I’d never recommend that you actually follow the advice of those crazies on Fox News! It’s just a short clip of what they said, and then that very funny man, Steve Colbert takes the line and runs with it — and it’s hilarious! It only points out the stupidity of the line of reasoning of Fox News and anybody who buys into anything they say.

          8. Fern Woodfork September 16, 2012

            I Know Right, Those People Are Crazies!! As Many People Come In And Out Of Walgreen Who In Their Right Mind Want To Go There For Anything Medical!!

          9. Eduardo September 16, 2012

            hilandar1000: You can tell a lot of things about the character of a man by the company he keeps ….
            … be aware that Fernie girls is NOT appropriate company to anybody above IQ of 21 ….

          10. hilandar1000 September 16, 2012

            To begin with, Eduardo, I am not a man. Secondly, Fern certainly seems more intelligent than any republicans I know. Thanks for caring.

          11. Fern Woodfork September 17, 2012

            Eduardo Likes To Follow Me Around Like A Little Puppy Begging For My Attention!! LOL Poor Thing!!

          12. hilandar1000 September 17, 2012

            That’s what I figured. However, it was kinda humorous — it’s been at least 50 years since anyone tried to tell me who I should, or should not talk to.

          13. Fern Woodfork September 17, 2012

            Wouldn’t You Love To Get More Than 63 Likes After Making More Than 172 Comments LOL ROTF!! You Will Not Get None Messing With Me!!LOL

          14. louisy8 September 15, 2012

            Yes Fox TV people they are all for GOP because they lie just the same

      2. Don September 15, 2012

        I like Obama’s sincerety and his love for all people. I think that Jesus would love him also. Romney, on the other hand is very political even when things are tough and much of his party is swaying against him in what he is saying about the Islamic War over a film produced by a American and shown in these countries. I would be outraged myself by seeing my representatives killed for trying to help us, but not Willard Mittnot Romneyhood.

        1. hilandar1000 September 15, 2012

          Hey Don, You’re right. Obama is a very good and caring person. He has been very tolerant of those who speak ill of him, and has been very level-headed in his reaction to some of the most heinous insults. He shows respect for all people which is an absolute necessity for a leader of such a diverse nation as ours — not a quality which Mitt seems to have — or at least his actions and words do not indicate in any way that he is ready for the job of respecting and representing ALL the people of this nation.

        2. Fern Woodfork September 16, 2012

          And That’s The Kind Of Man Who Needs To Be Running This Country A Man For ALL The People Not Just For The Wealthy!!

      3. sisterH September 21, 2012

        please get me a barf bag. this guy is scum. Selfish scum ….not regular scum
        He cares about him him him not you not us just himself
        Yaddah yaddah yaddah

    3. Joan Maurer September 15, 2012

      Please tell me that someone besides us blog readers reep the benefit of your prose.

      1. hilandar1000 September 15, 2012

        Yes, Joan, I, too want to know which publication Dominick writes for. I want to buy a subscription. He makes sense out a variety of diverse topics and puts them all in perspective.

    4. William Deutschlander September 15, 2012

      Very inteligently posted, in truth Obama’s competitor for the office of President is an empty starched shirt with no concept what so ever of what a Democracy truly is. Romney merely sees himself as ENTITLED and everyone else is of a lesser station without status.

    5. Sadie Hawkins September 15, 2012

      Mitt was an investment manager, starting with the blood money investors from Central America.
      For a few years, Bain did invest that “blood money” and other investors’ cash primarily in start-ups.
      Then the massive profits possible by promoting his “business building” credentials to existing “distressed” companies and then “parting them out” for fast profits — while shipping the jobs overseas — ere just too much for him to resist.
      That’s when he became a Corporate Raider, an economic pirate.
      For all practical purposes, he never looked back — never considered creating another start-up.
      Consider, the vast majority of American millionaires and billionaires achieved their great wealth within New Deal, Great Society and Fair Deal generations.
      Obviously, many of them used tax loopholes in building their personal fortunes.
      Others used Swiss Bank Accounts, Cayman Island bank accounts, etc.

      1. msrita September 16, 2012

        Me and you are the only one’s that know blood money for central America.

    6. Fern Woodfork September 15, 2012

      Better Call The Orkin Man The Trolls And Haters All In Full Force!!

    7. Don September 15, 2012

      In january we all may be working at mc romney’s or mc ryans restaurant for $2.50 per hour.

    8. montanabill September 15, 2012

      First, Dominick, wise up. Romney is NOT a venture capitalist. Bain Capital is NOT a venture capital company. Something you should know before you profess to be an expert.
      You are proclaiming Obama to be an ‘exceptional’ lawyer, but there is not a shred of evidence to back up that claim. He may have graduated with honors, but you have no idea how or why. Further, graduating with honors or last in your class has little bearing on whether you will be an ‘exceptional’ lawyer or not. Since he did not practice, there is no way to determine his ‘exceptional’ capabilities. He was hardly an ‘exceptional’ state senator or U.S. Senator. The only thing he has proven that he is exceptional at, is talking. That is it. Nothing else. He is not exceptional (quite the opposite) in managing the economy. He is certainly not exceptional at foreign affairs. He is a disaster as a commander in chief. He has never really had to work for a living, so how on earth would he have any middle class values?
      All of your suppositions are fairy tales. They have no basis except in your fictional narrative.
      And just so you will know, there are over 2,000,000 millionaires in this country with more being added every week. If you work, you probably work for one. And most of them were once middle class.

      1. Justin Napolitano September 15, 2012

        Montana bill, you are really uninformed. The President of the United States has at his disposal the best economists in the world. He has advisers for every single subject you can possibly imagine. He has economists, statisticians bankers, investors, tax experts, historians and some of the brightest minds humanity has produced. These people are a part Executive branch of the government and provide the best advice, on virtually any subject. Mitt Romney doesn’t have a fraction of the expertise available to him on the myriad of processes and procedures required to run the US government. What Romney does have is a group of self serving people who would sell their own mothers to make a buck. The would lie, cheat, rob and plot to obtain more of what they worship more than life itself; money. Everything they do has one purpose, obtain more wealth so that they can use it to obtain even more wealth. Their greed is biblical and can never be satisfied. They measure their worth as humans by how much money they have and how they can use it to control as many people as possible. Their goal is simple and profound; live like kings and control the world. The one thing Romney does not have is a private army and he is running for President so that he can fulfill that dream and then use that army to seek conquest of anything he wants. He would bully his way through the world and has stated as much. He would reduce the United States to a war machine, supplied by a lower class of Americans and upper class industrialists. He would be like Bush on steroids. He would make the US one of the most warring societies in history, if we aren’t already.
        Perhaps the only thing he hasn’t lied about is that he would start a war with Iran as his first act as President. This is the real Romney, make no mistake about it.

        1. montanabill September 16, 2012

          You made that up, right? The President does have at his disposal all kinds of expertise. The truth is, that he doesn’t use them or selects only those that already agree with his philosophy. If you don’t know anything about a subject, how do you know which advisors are correct? If you don’t want to hear anything that conflicts with your preconceived notions, you won’t listen, especially if you are a neophyte.
          That is the difference between Obama and Romney. A successful business person learns very quickly to listen with an open mind to all arguments and formulate the best decision based on the information and the logic of the arguments. Then act on the decision.

          All the greed junk is your own projection and has no basis in reality.

          I am to gather that your choice is to let Iran go nuclear and take the chance that they would not annihilate Israel when so armed. You are probably not moving to Israel anytime soon either, you know, like, just in case.

          1. Samuel September 17, 2012

            Has there been any other president who have hired those who oppose him. Check your fact to see how many he hired. Like Bill Clinton said, he even hired Hillary who questioned whether or not he was capable of answering the phone at 3am. Evidently, the record will show that he (not qualified to be Commander-in-Chief, as you so ignorantly puts it) calmly and quietly engineered the demise of the greatest America Most Wanted. Something your guy couldn’t do even with the information he received.

            One more thing you should note, a good community activist has the ability to work with any one, friend or foe.

          2. montanabill September 17, 2012

            Get serious. The engineering of Bin Laden’s death was done by the Seals. It took 4 requests for approval to act before he said yes. May be hard for you to believe, but any average American would have ok’d that operation on the first request. How did his 3 AM call go in Libya? Wait! He had it days in advance and still blew it.
            Another hint. Your ‘community activist’ doesn’t seem to be working too well with at least half the country.

      2. Dominick Vila September 15, 2012

        When did I say Barack Obama was an exceptional lawyer? The fact that he never practiced law, or worked in places like Wall Street, like so many other bright Harvard graduates do, is a plus for me.
        Graduating Magna Cum Laude demonstrate exceptional talent and commitment. It may not always translate to success, but it shows ability to learn and resolve, two qualities that are essential to succeed.
        The reason I have mentioned this issue a couple of times is because of the insistence by some to see his college transcripts. How come nobody asked George W. Bush, Ronald Reagan or any other President – or presidential candidare – before Barack Obama for their college transcripts, even when their intellectual acumen was demonstrably lacking?
        Barack Obama has surrounded himself with well qualified professionals, with expertise in every field of responsibility, pretty much the way Reagan did, but unlike some of his predecessors he listens to what the experts say, he asks pertinent questions and he has the ability to reach conclusions based on what he learns and the strength of his convictions rather than overreactions influenced by ignorance or arrogance, or an inclination to be lead because you are unable to discern right from wrong.
        The fact that the economy is not yet as robust as we all wish is not because his policies have failed, but because the depth and magnitude of the damage done by his predecessor require years to overcome. The root causes of the economic and fiscal problems we are experiencing did not start 3.5 years ago, or 10 years ago, they go all the way back to the end of the Eisenhower era and are the result of Republican and Democratic policies that ignored fiscal responsibility and a vision of the future based on what is best for our country for many years to come in favor of panaceas designed to win an upcoming election.
        I, like most Americans, worked for corporations all my life (44 years to be exact). I am grateful for the opportunities that were available to me, I regret not pursuing some of the opportunities I had, and I don’t envy those who succeed because they worked hard. Some of the people I admire the most are billionaires who after achieving their professional goals have dedicated their lives to help others, but I confess that my role models are are those who have dedicated their lives and committed themselves to helping others. Material wealth allows us to get the things that are important to us, whether it is buying something or influencing the outcome of an election, but what is really important is knowing you have made a difference.

        1. montanabill September 16, 2012

          Short memory. Bush’s record was out there and none of the rest made any effort to hide their records.
          I’m afraid I would have to seriously disagree about Obama surrounding himself with well qualified professionals. Do you seriously think Biden would be a worthy successor if something happened to the President? Was Van Jones a good choice? How about Napolitano? Geithner, Chu, and that marvel, Eric Holder? As Vanity Fair calls them, a team of mascots.

          What’s the biggest thing in trouble? The economy. Despite the constant assurances of “laser focus”, who in the cabinet has the slightest business experience? Or even, how often has he met with his own council of business advisors?

          I agree with you that the root causes go back a long way, but when a man stands before you and tells you that his predecessor was ‘unpatriotic’ for increasing the deficit and debt and then saying, “today I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited in half by the end of my first term in office. This will not be easy. It will require us to make difficult decisions and face challenges we’ve long neglected. But I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay — and that means taking responsibility right now, in this administration, for getting our spending under control.” and then proceeds to not just continue it, but greatly accelerate it. Well…

          I share your sentiments of your last paragraph. I think it is important for all us, regardless of our stations in life, to offer service to our country, community and neighbors. Where it appears we most disagree is whether government should be used to the degree it has been, because that results in situations where those who receive benefit get it because something was taken, involuntarily, from someone else and it adds to a dependency on government. I will add to your material wealth notes by saying that it also allows the creation of jobs. Whether those are of a personal nature, e.g. maids, grounds maintenance, legal, accounting, etc., or providing investment money for new enterprises, or the buying of goods and services above what most people could afford that someone else must provide.

          1. Dominick Vila September 16, 2012

            President Obama’s Concil of Economic Advisers includes some of the brightest scholars in the field. As for his ability or willingness to listen consider the statement made by James Heckman, a Nobel prize winner, on Obama “I’ve never worked with a campaign that was more interested in what the research shows.”
            Not being able to turn around a disaster in 3.5 years is not a sign or failure or ineptitude, particularly when obstructionism ensures funding is absent for the implementation of tasks designed to strengthen the economy and create jobs. I believe the key to sustained growth and prosperity is a robust private sector, but when the private sector is the one that needs stimuli the only option left is government investment and job programs to lessen the impact of a recession, particularly when traditional solutions such as tax reductions and record low interest rates have been tried with limited success.

          2. montanabill September 16, 2012

            Obama hasn’t met with his council for six months.

            Say I interview people for a job, and I choose the one who assures me, in no uncertain terms, that while he has no experience, he can do the job in the time allocated. What do I do when it turns out he was a gas bag? Do I continue to hope that, somehow, he’ll find a way to do the job. Or, still needing the job done, do I cut my losses and hire someone who has actual experience in the business and been successful? Which would you, as a business owner, do?

            The things tried are the wrong things. Low interest rates? Who wants to loan money if they don’t get interest on it. Tax reductions? To whom? To the people who don’t have enough money in the first place?
            When government uses tax dollars as a stimulus, for every dollar taken from the economy, only a fraction is returned. When government uses borrowed money, it will have to not only pay the money back but include interest. Again, it costs more than you can get out. If government prints money, commodities will increase their costs and inflation will take away any possible gain. Bought gas lately?

            The only real solution is to encourage those with money to invest or loan. It requires nothing more than their confidence that money invested will have a return. That rekindles business expansion and risk, which will lead to jobs. Jobs will lead to more jobs. This stuff is no big secret, but it seems to be something that the infamous Paul Krugman apparently never learned and I’m not sure where Heckman falls.

      3. Dominick Vila September 15, 2012

        Thank you for clarifying the difference between a venture capitalist and a private equity investor like Mitt Romney, whose business expertise is limited to management advise to underperforming companies, making recommendations such as staffing and benefit reductions, plant or product line closings, and other “solutions” that instead of creating jobs destroyed them with total disregard of the pain and suffering it caused to thousands of workers. When Mitt acknowledged that he enjoyed firing people he was saying the truth. We should all be grateful for that. Sorry, but I am not impressed.

        1. montanabill September 16, 2012

          Then maybe you need to get the full and complete history of the companies associated with Bain Capital instead of the carefully selected and twisted tales you have read from National Memo.

    9. mbm September 15, 2012

      Once again, so articulate, reasoned and most importantly, true! Thank you for these very well written posts, devoid of propaganda and name calling. You should be on the campaign trail! At the very least least, I hope you speak clearly to all friends, relatives, coworkers, and neighbors who are willing to listen, especially those ‘on the fence’. Far too many, I fear, have drunk the Kool Aid, and continue to be influenced only by sound bytes and fear mongering phrases without ever looking deeper. While polls are in the President’s favor, it continues to astonish me that there is any substantial support for Romney despite his persistent, daily evidence that he is entirely unfit to serve as president. Please keep up the good work. Your posts continue to inspire me, encourage me, and give me hope…that not all in this country have lost the ability to discern right from wrong or what is truly best for our nation’s future, for all the American people!

    10. ajjohnson31 September 15, 2012

      Very well said, Mr Vila. If you don’t mind, I want to share this on my FB page – okay?

      I’m very glad you can say something about Obama’s days as a community organizer. For some reason, Republicans of all stripes disdain this – like Bachmann, claiming it’s ‘not a real job’ or that he couldn’t get a better job. It’s hard work! People like Bachmann, Brewer, Palin, etc. have no idea what it’s like to meet the public face-to-face and work on organizing them to better their lives. It’s charity and generosity and kindness to do such work instead of joining a law firm. I’m proud of our POTUS. Republicans will all be sarcastic and derogatory about organizing, probably not realizing how such things get done, not recognizing that even Republicans and Tea Partyers get organized at the grass roots level by hard-working people with convictions.
      Thanks for your post!

      1. Dominick Vila September 15, 2012

        I am glad you share my opinion of President Obama, and what influenced his character and values, to the point that you want to post it on your Facebook wall.

    11. SqueakyRat September 16, 2012

      It’s inaccurate to call Romney a venture capitalist. Venture capitalists fund start-up companies that they think have promise. Romney was in the leveraged buy-out racket: acquiring established companies with borrowed money and frequently running them into the ground by loading them with debt — debt used to pay huge fees to Bain Capital, i.e., Romney himself.

      1. Fern Woodfork September 17, 2012

        You Got That Right That’s Just What He Was Doing!! Making Money By Putting People In Debt!! What A Low Life Way To Make Money!!

    12. Wayout1 September 22, 2012

      You are a true liberal idiot!! Nothing else needs to be said!

  5. AlfredSonny September 15, 2012

    Mitty reminds me of Walter Mitty, the dreamer.

  6. Wokeup flared up September 15, 2012

    1st requirement TRUTHFUL! oh well – on to the 2nd

  7. marriea September 15, 2012

    First of all, so what (even though he is not) what if President Obama was a Muslim. When I look at the parallel of the three most prominent religions (Judaism, Christainity, and Islam) I honestly don’t and can’t understand what all the hoopla is all about. They all stem from the same base, Judaism or the Torah. I personally do believe deeply in GOD although I have become so disilluioned with ‘Religion’ that I don’t practice any at all. It’s akind to country club mentality in which everyone must act the same and think the same way when the focus should be on worshiping God.
    That said, Romney is so disingenuous as to make me want to puke. He comes off as a blowing with the wind type of guy. He stands for anything in which can syphon him a vote. A buddy to all, a friend to non. Pretty soon he will be called on all those things he has utttered, during the debates.
    When I looked at what I did look at of the GOP convention, all I saw were white faces. I willing to bet that there wasn’t 1000 persons there of other races put togather. How sad when this country is made of many nationalies. And to those who call themselves Republicans, its easy to understand why folks seemingly think of your group as bigots.

    1. carsrus September 15, 2012

      Obama how’s that Arab Spring doin, buddy? How CLOSE r we to WW 3, thanks to U? The world is on fire, especially the Mid East due to U! Obama will be defeated in a landslide on November 6,2012, and go onto the “ash heap of History”, the most inept, useless man to ever be president!

      1. hilandar1000 September 15, 2012

        Cars, Go back and tinker with your motors. Hopefully you know more about them than you know about history, leadership or world affairs.

        1. Mike McLaughlin September 15, 2012

          Don’t waste your time replying to this ignorant, racist person, there’s no way you can get any truth through to him, If Fox news broadcast Romney sodomizing a goat on the White House lawn, he would say that it just shows how much he loves animals.

          1. hilandar1000 September 15, 2012

            Thanks for the tip, Mike.

          2. Fern Woodfork September 15, 2012

            You Can’t Cut Thru That Tea Bagging Home Schooling!!

          3. Landsende September 15, 2012

            LMAO, thanks for the humor amidst all the hateful rhetoric being spouted off by carsus and other tea party fanatics.

          4. Eduardo September 16, 2012

            Landsende: Yes, Mike, thanks for the humor. You said it well: ” If MSNBC news broadcast Obama sodomizing a goat on the White House lawn, they would say that it just shows how much he loves animals.” LOL !!!

          5. Landsende September 16, 2012

            Wow Eduardo, you must work for Faux news since you changed what was really said. Lying and changing the facts to suit their purpose is how they operate. Of course, they take their orders from the lying, hate filled Taliban tea party. You must be a charter member.

          6. louisy8 September 16, 2012

            I had a good laugh, you are so right

      2. Vernon Sukumu September 15, 2012


      3. midway54 September 15, 2012

        Your uninformed, warped drivel is absolutely staggering. The neocon propagandists are very much aware of the many ignorant buffoons across the Country, and your type is what they have in mind when they send out their bilge.

      4. highpckts September 15, 2012

        You are a scary, ignorant person!!

      5. Justin Napolitano September 15, 2012

        Obama had nothing to do with the Arab spring but even if he did you have lost sight of the reason for the Arab spring and that was that a huge portion of the middle east population decided that they wanted a voice in the societies they were living in. They wanted freedom, the same freedom you want so they fought and died for it. After 50 years of despotic rule they demanded to be free and now have the means to create a government that cares about its people. But make no mistake about it their democracy is fragile and can be hijacked. That is why we must maintain contact and try to influence their nascent governments while being careful to not try and impose our views on them while they are still trying to figure it out. This is a very fine line to walk and fraught with peril, evidenced by the reaction of a small amount of people by a movie the US had nothing to do with.
        Desperate people do desperate things and can be easily influenced by those that have their own agenda. It takes a sophisticated person to run this country not some guy that shoots from the mouth and then thinks later like Romney.

      6. ajjohnson31 September 15, 2012

        I wonder why people are so afraid of Muslims. What do you think someone being of a different religion is going to do to affect you? Even if Obama WERE a Muslim (he is not), how could that possibly be important to you? Are you so incredibly ignorant as to think that all Muslims want death to Americans? Or that being Muslim requires one to, ah, – what? Kill people? What are you afraid of? So what if the president was a Muslim? Can you specify what it is that he would do or say that would be different from a Christian president?
        And why are you so ill-informed? Do you not read?

      7. barneybolt12 September 15, 2012

        The most inept president was George W.. The more I see of Mitt & Ryan the more stupidity will have if these two were elected. It seems you have a short memory span. Obama didn’t start the Arab Spring. The people there got tired of being ruled by dictators. They are fighting for there own freedoms. I could go on. Keep watching Fox (don’t care about facts) News.

      8. Dave_dido September 17, 2012

        Just so that I can understand, carsrus, are you of the opinion that President Obama got us overinvolved or underinvolved in the Arab Spring ?

    2. hilandar1000 September 15, 2012

      Hey Marriea, I agree with what you are saying. Some of the major religions are so filled with hatred, it is hard to identify with them in any way. They are so busy witch-hunting, they seem to ignore the basic tenets of their religion. I would suggest reading the book “American Savior” — kinda puts things in perspective — exposes the witch-hunters for what they are and points the way to the really important issues we face in this life.

    3. grammyjill September 15, 2012

      I think the wickens might have the right idea on religion. Go outside, sit down and shut up.

  8. Dorothy Wilbur September 15, 2012

    God help us if Romney is elected. He is so completely out of touch.

    1. ExPAVIC September 15, 2012


      If RoMoney wins, we all loose.

  9. ExPAVIC September 15, 2012

    Very Simple Really

    Supposedly, RoMoney comes from the “business world” where only the strong, hidden, and untruthful survive. Why does the government have regulatory agencies whose purpose is to prevent those people from killing each other and screwing the people at the same time?

    Now, RoMoney wants to enter the world of public service and finds himself trying to act business-like and disregard all else.
    So lately we have seen that as a POTUS candidate, he is like a fish attempting to cross the street during rush hour traffic and it just isn’t working.

    Mittens should return to Bain Capital or open a check cashing agency because as a politico he just doesn’t (didn’t) pan out.
    Check the recent polls to see that the electorate has seen this reality.

  10. Kenneth Bailey September 15, 2012

    Willard is out for one thing, his pocketbook. The man has been in ventrue capital business and has been reprogrammed by the Mormon Church he would not know the real truth if it bit him in the arse. I ask myself over and over again, why did Willard leave one of the nation’s finest universities to attend what could be called a faith based university? He was given great opportunities and pissed them away.

    He has impersonated law enforcement officials several times as a youth which provides us a window into the mind of Willard. It tells me he wants to be someone with power over people. Take for instance Bain Capital. Is it not a machine to decide the fait of the lives of people beneath him both financially and economically? Is this not a power based mentality.

    Now let’s look at his deferment for the Vietnam draft while he advocated for the war in the first place. He then has the Mormon Church send him on a cushy missionary assignment to France to sit out the term of the Vietnam War. Could this have been Willard’s reasoning for attend BYU to obtain a missionary assignment to avoid being drafted into a war he demonstrated for? The man has not shown me any character his entire life on this planet. From this I would extract he is not honest and truthful to himself so how could he be honest to the poeple he wants to rule over? This is his goal to rule over America and not serve her.

    1. carsrus September 15, 2012

      Stick it, u commie piece of shitz!

      1. Bob September 15, 2012

        Carsrus, you need to grow up!!!!! If you can’t come up with something more intelegent than you last reply shut your pie whole!!!!!!

      2. Justin Napolitano September 15, 2012

        Carsus, don’t you have a KKK meeting to go to?

      3. DurdyDawg September 16, 2012

        Atta way to go carcus.. Or should I say:

  11. Jim Lou September 15, 2012

    Romney is going to need health care. He suffers from both chronic and acute foot and mouth disease. In many cases it isn’t curable.

    I would think that his medical staff would have a hard time controlling it. It strikes at often unwanted times.

    1. Gammaanya September 15, 2012

      This disease is spreading and carsrus got it – no cure. Good – it’s like AIDS, culling the stupid, and spreads thru mouth and a… hole like carsrus, OMG, Msas and others like them.
      None of them even understands what they saying- they don’t understand what Socialism, comminism, Liberal, Republican, Democrat is and means.
      I am sure that they sit in their trailers, with a gun on their laps,cheap beer, watching Faux, Rushie and cheer, smoke pot and wait for their welfare check to come in. Get angry because Obama said you must work to get some help if you don’t make enough, but they think that Robme will give them a nice 100K check to get them out of their trailers and put them in a CAVE. They still there but never noticed. I am surprised they have cable in caves. That’s a progress and yes did not build it themselves. We did. Stay there.
      R/R already railroded them.

  12. THESALSAKING September 15, 2012



    1. Stuart Saunders September 15, 2012

      Please don’t shout. Nobody reads shouting.

      1. THESALSAKING September 15, 2012

        Sorry about response. I can do better. I forgot caps mean shouting.

  13. nomaster September 15, 2012

    Willard the Rat man doesn’t know what is going on and acts by impulse and the ineptitude of the people that run his campaign, and once he comes forth he isn’t man enough to admit he is wrong. Like he once said, if he doesn’t come out for anything then no one can question him on the details. What then is left but to run by the seat of your pants and lie, knowing that with each lie, the lie compounds itself. I am not a republican or a democrat but a lack of truthfulness seems to pervade the republican idea of campaign. To attack our own leadership in a time of crises without considering the facts is not only untruthful but also showing a lack of judgement of this man that wants to be president. Obama has not been a weak leader but a pragmatic leader maybe sometimes to pragmatic. This man that professes to be so saintly in his religious cult and so profoundly speaks of freedom of religion, attacks a religion (Islam) as a whole and not the extremist sects. Christianity or any other religion have had their day it which the extremists seemed to rule.

  14. WhutHeSaid September 15, 2012

    With Mitt Romney’s amateurish and distasteful attacks on a sitting President during a time of crises, America has clearly lost a choice between two Presidential contenders in November. Mr. Romney has irrevocably established his candidacy as that of a man unqualified to be the leader of the free world. The latest attack on President Obama, an opportunistic political attack based upon a lie — and further devalued by a stunning lack of patriotism at a time of national tragedy — has proven that Romney can no longer be viewed as a legitimate alternative to President Obama.

    In a what amounts to a global display of deceit and selfish opportunism, Mr. Romney has shown that he is no more qualified to hold the office of President than any other opportunistic second-rate politician. He has now relegated himself to the ranks of not-ready-for-prime-time political hacks such as Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and Sharon Angle. Romney has now clearly proven that his claim to the Presidency is nothing more than an overinflated offer of hate and bigotry that smacks of the type of willful deceit offered up by the ‘birther’ crowd.

    It has been common knowledge that Republican voters have never been excited about Mitt Romney, and even the choice of Tea Party favorite Paul Ryan did little to give the GOP anything new to like about him. In fact, the net result of the Romney/Ryan ticket appears to be that Mr. Ryan has now taken on many of Romney’s negative attributes without balancing them out with anything positive. For the Tea Party’s most bigoted members, this display of deceit and unpatriotic disrespect towards a black President may be reason enough to vote for a candidate that they don’t really like, but for the vast majority of Americans this will signal the end of Romney’s legitimate chances.

    The real choice that America faces in November is no longer a choice between two competing ideologies, rather it has become a test of the willingness to allow bigoted hate to override all other concerns about the future of the country. By failing to offer any real solutions when given the opportunity, Romney has repeatedly failed to provide something to vote FOR, instead betting that Americans are willing to fill their hearts with hate and vote against a false portrayal of a sitting President instead. Mitt Romney has shown beyond any doubt that he lacks the character to be President of The United States and has now crossed a line from which there can be no return. The GOP must now count on hatred to win the day. This is a losing strategy, and the genie cannot be put back into the bottle.

    1. Dominick Vila September 15, 2012

      I agree. Of all the absurd and irresponsible things he has said, his statements while events were still unfolding in Benghazi, while Americans were being killed, and our interests compromised, demonstrated that Mitt Romney is unfit to be President, in fact, it shows that his arrogance could get us in as much trouble as George W. Bush did.

  15. BDD1951 September 15, 2012

    It was mentioned during the RNC that the delegates from American Samoa were practically hidden from view, almost as if they didn’t want them to be seem on camera. Everyone else being white caucasian. The whites are the ones that they wanted to be seen on camera.

  16. Mimi2kool September 15, 2012

    It is sad that Romney looks at attempts for diplomats to actually act in a diplomatic fashion as an apology. His own “open mouth, insert foot” style probably makes him unable to understand people who are able to be more eloquent in their speech. Being polite and respectful and attempting to use speech to prevent violence in a volatile situation is not a bad thing.

  17. Chrysippus September 15, 2012

    Remember the Progressive Insurance commercial? Liar, Liar? Sus pantalones en fuego.

  18. ChuckT September 15, 2012

    If Romnet / Ryan are elected to run this country , the country deserves to continue it’s downward spiral , one doesn’t jump from the frying pan into the fire , at least no one with a moderate dose of common sence , then again this country appears to have a large capacity for stupidity.
    Rock on America

    1. DurdyDawg September 16, 2012

      I can’t dispute you on this chuck.. We certainly will deserve our fate if the Mittenhead and his ‘number two’ take the reins.. But there is one small point you may be over looking.. I don’t believe the stupidity has actually run amok in this nation.. We just have to endure the loud mouth clucks who are until the big day. I also believe most every Obama voter is a little disappointed in the first four years, but my gawd! Look at the alternative.. In reality, there is only two choices because both the GOP and the Dems have made sure the others don’t stand a chance, even accusing them of stealing votes from them when that’s not true because if I or anyone else votes third party it’s because they want a third choice. Here in this Country, there is only one or the other and always has been.

  19. carsrus September 15, 2012

    BS! Presently, that fetid, marxist-maoist, commie, duty shirking LIAR in the White House has NEVER told the truth since he was born WHERE?

    1. BDD1951 September 15, 2012

      carsus, you are one stupid nut. How many times does he have to do it. You are a typical hate mongering Republican.

  20. carsrus September 15, 2012

    F-u, idiot. I am NOT a Republican, so there. How many times, until proven NOT! Which will never be in our lifetime!

    1. BDD1951 September 15, 2012

      If not a republican you are so full of hate I don’t know how you stand yourself. You are so immature that you will never see reason. Maybe you’re KKK.

    2. Justin Napolitano September 15, 2012

      No carsus, you are an ignorant fool regardless of party.

  21. adler56 September 15, 2012

    williard is a disgrace to all Americans.

  22. Jeansees September 15, 2012

    carsus…. Ask Mitt Romney for the truth about his so called God moment in France where he was in a car accident while he was evading the DRAFT. His Father covered it up by blaming it on a Catholic Bishop Priest who happened upon the accident after it happened… Romney was DUI…and the woman in other car DIED!!! in his american interview last month he still holds his LIES that it was someone elses fault and he heard drinking and driving was involved.. and he was pronounced dead at scene and brought back to life his so called GOD moment to be a GOOD MORMON….
    Ask Mitt Romney why he closed his Swiss banks accounts just before he filed to run for president. 15 others have been indicted for those accounts with offshore investments like him for TAX FRAUD..
    Ask Mitt Romney why he wont show us his TAX RETURNS but required his VP candidates to show him 10 years of theirs… HE IS A HYPOCRITE!!!
    I got a message for you too… Donald Trump said your FIRED. Mitt Romney has your Pink Slip… Better Hope President Obama extends your unemployment … LOL

  23. EvenstarMtl September 15, 2012

    Romney’s statement was right on. I was sickened to hear Hilary Clinton comment on this online movie that, frankly, no one had ever heard about. Imagine starting a war over a stupid movie and because your feelings were hurt by someones opinion of your god! It matters not the content of the movie, our president needs to stop apologizing for our values and instead be proud that in our country we are able to have differing opinions. Want to talk about insulting…in the US, Christians are insulted all the time (think movies, TV programs, music, art exhibits etc.) and the Koran clearly insults and is hateful against Christians and Jews. Bill Maher who recently gave a cool million to Obama for his campaign did an entire movie on insulting religious people. I suppose that was an insult to Obama who claims that Jesus Christ is his savior. Obama is convinced that a gentler approach must be taken with the Muslim world but it will not work. The movie is being used as an excuse for the extremist political Islamist terrorists, who hate what our society stands for, to attack US embassies and consulates. They want to pit the US against the Muslim countries…they want to destroy our relationship with their governments, they want us OUT! Also, their agenda is to make criticizing Islam a crime everywhere in the world…how better to accomplish this than by putting fear into the hearts of political leaders around the world by making it crystal clear that people will die if they dare criticize Islam. We must push back and push back hard. Making it a crime to insult any religion must never be a crime.

    This article mentions the burning of the Koran by an American pastor (you do not win people over by burning their holy book) which I do not believe to be a wise move. That being said, I was furious that our troops were instructed to destroy thousands of bibles because they were afraid it would insult Muslims and because “proselytizing of any faith, religion or practice” is forbidden in Afghanistan. It is unbelievable that the troops were instructed (forced) t0 destroy their own holy scriptures (many of the troops are Christian). How dare they destroy these bibles…why not send them back to those who supplied the bibles in the first place. I am sure this was heart breaking to the US military who value to Word.

    I am also disgusted that the mainstream media keep focusing on Romney who is not the president but are saying little about the lack of leadership from Obama! Obama needs to get a backbone and deal with the situation firmly. Obama needs to understand that we are all Americans and we work together when dealing with our enemies….there should never be a divide between Democrats and Republicans. The media need to focus on the Obama administration’s foreign policy decisions, experience/knowledge (or lack of) and whether it is handling the current situation properly. Romney is NOT in charge and cannot make these decisions so they should stop spending an inordinate amount of coverage on Romney instead of Obama/Clinton . We know the president can be really tough when he decides to take action, hopefully he will take decisive action which should not include investigating the makers of the movie!

    I noticed that articles written for the National Memo are not covering Obama and his record and day-to-day decisions but attacking Romney for mostly stupid and insignificant things, many times distorted and twisted to suite your pro-Obama, pro-Democrat agenda….does not make for satisfactory reading.

    1. ObozoMustGo September 15, 2012

      Even… good post. Unfortunately for you, however, if you are looking for objective journalism in this septic tank called “The Memo”, I would suggest that you not hold your breath. This site is nothing more than an extension of the Obozo campaign propaganda machine, and the writers on here are nothing more than useful idiots to the leftist cause. If you note, you’ll find that the narrative coming out of the Obozo campaign and the narrative that runs through this site are the same. They are coordinated, as is most of the entire print and televised media. Journalistic integrity is cast aside for ideology. They are no longer independent observers of the political campaign, but are instead participants in the campaign with Obozo.

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      Have a nice day!

      “It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.” – Ronald Reagan

      1. Justin Napolitano September 15, 2012

        Obozo, about the time I think you have slithered back into some hole you reappear spouting your normal nonsense. I know you need to earn a living and that you get paid by the post but couldn’t you show some originality? I mean, after a hundred times reading your garbage it is really getting boring.
        Thanks and have a nice day.

        1. Eduardo September 16, 2012

          Justin: What a whopper!! “… after a HUNDRED times reading [ObozoMustGo] garbage it is really getting boring.”
          A HUNDRED times?? Why do you do that?!
          Could it be because you (deep down) realize that this guy ObozoMustGo is head and shoulders ABOVE EVERYBODY that contributes their hate-ridden, useful idiot diatribes to this cesspool called The National Memo?

      2. ajjohnson31 September 15, 2012

        Septic tank?
        Why do you hang around here, then?

        And evenstar – exactly when did Obama apologize for our values? What did he say? You are repeating things you “heard on the internet” without checking them for truthfulness. He never apologized for what we think and value.
        I think you are like the romney campaign – you’re not going to let fact-checkers dictate your beliefs.

  24. Darlene Daily September 15, 2012

    When Mitt Romney was running to be come the GOP !
    It wasn’t for being the President of the USA.
    This was back in 2006 when Mitt Romney had been running
    for the GOP. Mitt Romney is gone for the President of the USA.
    Where does this have anything to do with becoming the next
    man in office for the President ?

    Come on people stop trying to dig up thing’s on Mitt Roamney.
    Everone has a pass rather it’s good or bad what matter’s most
    Mitt Romney is a good decent man that’s so willing to make a
    difference in all of our life’s ! He will turn America around !
    Give Mitt Romney a chance the same chance that Obama was
    If Obama goes in office for another four year’s we are DOOMED !!!!!
    Has Obama carried out any of the thing’s he said he was gone to do ?
    The answer to that is NO !
    Did Obama keep his Promises he made to us all ?
    No he did not !.
    Instead Obama played against us all.
    Obama doesn’t have the no how to be a real decent President !
    He is a LIER ! He Failed each and every one of us.
    Mitt Romney is a God Loving man he is the best man for this job.
    because Mitt Romney care’s about people and their well being.

    1. smartdee September 15, 2012

      How quick we are to criticize the president when in fact, he is not a dictator. Anything he wanted to get accomplished was squashed by the far right extremist members of Congress and, yes, they did this to make him fail and look bad. This was admitted by Mitch McConnell himself. How easily duped some people are. Unless you are in the 1% or in big business, don’t think you will benefit from Romney as president. How did you fair under Bush? It surely will take longer than a couple of years to clean up the mess he made in eight.

    2. Justin Napolitano September 15, 2012

      Darlene, Darlene, please go take your medications and then come back and post something coherent. Romney is what he is; I wont defend him or trash him in this reply but you questioned why Obama hasn’t kept every promise he made. The answer is that a President can only do so much and although Obama has done a lot it is not possible to accomplish everything without help. The whole idea of “you didn’t build that all yourself” is the essence of what he is talking about; he needs help from congress, a congress by the way, that has the lowest rating in history. A congress that has a Republican component that has stated that they will do everything they can to see to it that Obama fails, even if the country fails as well.
      It is a sad testimony that to defeat a President some are willing to defeat a country. Romney is the head of that party, right now, shame on the Republicans and shame on Romney.

    3. Landsende September 15, 2012

      How do you know if Romney is a good, honest, decent person if you don’t know anything about his past or what he stands for. He won’t give specifics of how he would help the country. We’re just supposed to take his word for it? I feel sorry for gullible people like you because you’re so easily duped by anyone that says what a good Christian they are and then screws you over while making you believe that he’s only looking out for you. Good thing you didn’t go to Jonestown with Jim Jones or you would have blindly drank the arsenic laced kool aid because his followers also thought he was a good, honest, decent person.

    4. DurdyDawg September 17, 2012

      “Come on people stop trying to dig up thing’s”..? Do you mean things like a birth certificate that had to have been presented to the powers that be in the United States government before he could even step through the door, uh.. unless you’re calling the entire fed g’ment liars and criminals, over looking the one thing that they do with intent to everybody else who chooses to get into their club.. And.. Who was mainly to blame for this four year lax? Does Grover Nerdquist ring a bell? Does the tea party, who proudly declared jobs, jobs, jobs if you elect them then what did they do instead and haven’t done since? You say, “Give Romney a chance”.. Romney has already declared that it will take eight to ten years to show any progress (as well as plugging his desire to be re-elected like tricky dicky did with viet nam) So far Obama has only had four years (of fighting pubs in congress).. Seems if we should give Mittens ten years, we should give Obama eight, that way we’ll be correct in calling him the worst president ever if he fails to succeed.. You say we’ll be doomed.. Not really, only the rich would think such nonsense and in reality they won’t be doomed either, just placed in a position where they will have to pay their share of taxes like the rest of us.. Oh, and by the way, try thinking ‘spell check’ when blathering.. Now…

  25. tom miller September 15, 2012

    pastor Terry Jones…a dangerous extremist who has committed treason against the United States of America. This man does not represent the best interests of Godliy or Christian behavior. Americans blame him for the deaths of our Ambassador, the security guards at the embassy and our troops.

    1. Gammaanya September 15, 2012

      Add – M.Bachmann the Bat Lady and the 4 others + all war mongers and Muslim haters., who don’t understand a shit. They kill in the name of Jesus. Religious fanatics and KNOW NOTHING about GOD. U R one of them. You pray on Sunday and kill on MOnday and celebrate on Tuesday. WHat did Bushie did?? MURDERED 5.5K of his own and 100’s of Iraquis for NOTHING. Now sit doem and atta boy.

      1. Eduardo September 16, 2012

        Gammaanya: You are so full of hate, invective …. and shit !

  26. ObozoMustGo September 15, 2012

    ARE YOU FRIGGIN KIDDING ME??? Romney doesnt tell the truth? Jonathan Alter wins the biggest useful idiot du jour award of the day. Let’s examine just a small sampling of Obozo’s lies. Obozo cannot open his mouth without flat out lying.

    Hat tip to Obamalies dot net. Go there for the links to verify the lies.

    Lies During Fourth Year
    Romney and Ryan will gut pell grants for low-income college students.
    Factcheck dot org

    My budget will cut the deficit by $4 Trillion over 10 years.
    Factcheck dot org

    “I am told that Governor Romney’s new running mate, Paul Ryan, might be around Iowa the next few days,” he said while in Council Bluffs, Iowa. “He is one of the leaders of Congress standing in the way. So if you happen to see Congressman Ryan, tell him how important this farm bill is to Iowa and our rural communities.”
    House passed bill on August 2, 2012 (Paul Ryan voted yes)

    The American automobile industry has come roaring back…So now I want to say what we did with the auto industry, we can do it in manufacturing across America. Let’s make sure advanced, high-tech manufacturing jobs take root here, not in China. And that means supporting investment here. Governor Romney … invested in companies that were called ‘pioneers’ of outsourcing. I don’t want to outsource. I want to insource.
    Forbes- Outsourcer-In-Chief: Obama Of General Motors

    “You Didn’t Build that”
    A few examples

    Lies During Third YearI will walk on that picket line with you, if workers are denied the right to bargain.

    In his 2012 State of the Union Address, President Obama said that American oil production is the highest that it’s been in eight years.
    breitbart dot com

    I’ve done more for Israel’s security than any President ever
    Obama aided Islamic Extremists take over of Egypt/ Libya – Weapons pour into Gaza

    Virtually every Senate Republican voted against the tax cut last week

    “Every idea that we’ve put forward are ones that traditionally have been supported by Democrats and Republicans alike.”
    Like Raising taxes?

    Obama met highly qualified out of work teacher Robert Baroz
    He wasn’t out of work and Obama never met him.

    GOP Responsible for Obama Jobs Bill Not Passing
    Dems Rejected Jobs Bill

    You have 80 percent of the American people who support a balanced approach. Eighty percent of the American people support an approach that includes revenues and includes cuts. So the notion that somehow the American people aren’t sold is not the problem
    Gallup Poll: Only 69%

    These are obligations that the United States has taken on in the past. Congress has run up the credit card, and we now have an obligation to pay our bills.
    Looks like it’s been incurred mostly in the years of Obama

    Jobs Bill Paid for
    Seems not so much Paid for

    Then you’ve got their(GOP)which is dirtier air, dirtier water, less people with health insurance
    Barack Obama, campaiging in Asheville, NC, 10/17/11

    I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it.
    American dot com

    USA producing more oil than ever before
    Petroleum Insights

    Fence between US and Mexico is “Practically Complete”
    Department of Homeland Security says 5%

    Rich doesn’t pay their fair share.
    National Taxpayers Union

    Mitt Romney would deny gay people the right to adopt children.
    Cnn Interview

    Lies During Second Year
    Obama claimed the SCOTUS decision in Citizens United v. FEC, “open[ed] the floodgates for special interests — including foreign corporations — to spend without limit in our elections.
    nationalreview dot com

    No signing statements to nullify or undermine congressional instructions as enacted into law
    Obama Lies to Keep Czars

    No “boots” on the ground Libya
    Anyone that has worked with the AC-130 gunship can tell you, you need spotters to let aircraft know where the targets are. Usually it is Special Forces, Rangers etc trained for this mission. It’s CIA Agents in Libya on the ground

    Reform will also rein in the abuse and excess that nearly brought down our financial system. It will finally bring transparency to the kinds of complex, risky transactions that helped trigger the financial crisis.
    Obama Lies About Financial Reform Bill

    All Americans WILL BE were, “surprised, disappointed and angry” about lockerbie bomber
    Obama Memo

    I will not rest until the BP Oil Spill stops
    Obama’s Schedule

    The health care bill will not increase the deficit by one dime.
    Campaign and Presidency

    If you like the health care plan you have you can keep it

    “Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”
    U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., September 9, 2009.

    ObamaCare Fee is not a new tax
    Obama denies healthcare is a new tax on all Americans

    We have run out of places in the US to drill for oil.
    Obama’s oval office speech in June 2010

    Now suddenly if you don’t have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you can be harassed, that’s something that could potentially happen.
    Arizona Immigration Law

    Doctors choose amputation because they get better compensation. Greedy Doctors taking out tonsils for more money.
    Claims never documented

    The Health Care Package will pay for itself

    Republicans don’t have a single idea that’s different from George Bush’s ideas — not one.
    Hmm Immigration?

    We shouldn’t Mandate the purchase of health care
    Democratic Debate Lies

    Obama says he’ll save average family $8,000 in gas
    Video Proof

    I am immediately instituting PayGo “Pay as you go”
    Said during a speech immediately after the Trillion Dollar “Shovel Ready” bill.

    I got the Message from Massachusetts
    Daily Bail

    Lies During First Year
    We began by passing a Recovery Act that has already saved or created over 150,000 jobs.” – caught cooking the books and now changed to ‘jobs supported’ versus ‘created/saved’
    AP fact Checker

    Number one, we inherited a $1.3 trillion deficit. … That wasn’t me.” – Congress, under Democratic control in 2007 and 2008, controlled the purse strings that led to the deficit Obama inherited.Obama supported the emergency bailout package in Bush’s final months — a package Democratic leaders wanted to make bigger.
    AP fact Checker

    Collective salvation
    Obama calls himself a Christian
    I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
    Obama Inauguration. 20 Jan 2009

    Cut Deficit in Half by end of first term
    Associated Press Video

    Health Care deals will be covered on C-span
    Obama Lies

    As President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide

    Recovery Act will save or create jobs
    ABC News

    Unemployment rate will be 8.5% without stimulus.
    Obama Lies

    No Earmarks in the $787 Billion Stimulus

    I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care plan
    Specator dot Org

    We have launched a housing plan that will help responsible families facing the threat of foreclosure lower their monthly payments and refinance their mortgages.
    Obama Lies

    I am not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage.

    Guantanamo bay to be closed within a year
    Council on Foreign Relations.

    Won’t Raise taxes on those making less than 250,000 per year.
    Businessweek: Obama Agnostic on taxes
    List of Tax Promise Violations

    2008 Campaign Lies
    I will walk the picket line with you, if workers are denied the right to bargain

    No more wiretapping of citizens

    Mr. Ayers as “a guy who lives in my neighborhood,” but “not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis.
    News Busters

    I had a uncle who was one of the, who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
    Obama campaign would accept public funding

    Minimum Wage will increase to $9.50/hr
    A Socialist

    Ann Dunham spent the months before her death in 1995 fighting with insurance companies that sought to deny her the coverage she needed to pay for treatment.
    Mounting Heath Care Lies

    Didn’t know Jeremiah Wright was Radical
    Dreams of My Father – A radical Socialist.

    Would have the most transparent administration in History
    Cato Institute

    We will go through our federal budget – page by page, line by line – eliminating those programs we don’t need, and insisting that those we do operate in a sensible cost-effective way.
    Boston Globe

    I have visited all 57 states.

    I’ll get rid of earmarks
    Source: Any bill passed during presidency

    When a bill lands on my Desk, The American people will have 5 days to review it before I sign it.
    Campaign Speech

    My father served in World War II.
    The Videos and the Facts

    Have troops out of Iraq by March 31, 2009
    News Video

    Seniors Making less than 50,000 will not have to pay taxes

    Would not vote for any bill supporting troop funding without a firm withdrawal commitment from the Bush Administration.
    He has done nothing but continue the Bush admins strategy and to explain how the “surges total failure” has now become his greatest achievement.

    Present Votes Are Common In Illinois

    I Won Michigan
    Huffington Post

    I won Nevada
    The Nation

    I don’t Have Lobbyists
    US News

    My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad
    Crooks and Liars

    I Have Always Been Against Iraq
    Washington Post

    My Wife Didn’t Mean What She Said About Pride In Country

    Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.
    Obama Campaign Video

    I Barely Know Rezko
    Sun Times

    My Church Is Like Any Other Christian Church
    ABC News

    Have a nice day!

    “I don’t think your boss should get to control the health care you get. I don’t think insurance companies should control the care that you get. I don’t think politicians should control the care that you get. I think there’s one person to make these decisions on health care and that is you.” – Guess who said it

    1. Justin Napolitano September 15, 2012

      I’ll bet you have carpel tunnel syndrome after copying and pasting that crap from a Republican, tea party website. Do you wear a mask while doing it so that you are not overcome from the bullshi* fumes?

    2. DurdyDawg September 17, 2012

      Seems now you’ll have to refill you’re gas bag for the next neo- farce.

    3. DurdyDawg September 17, 2012

      Gotta hand it to you boz.. You’ve just earned this year’s prestigious award for you’re effort.. Congratulations.

      1. ObozoMustGo September 17, 2012

        Thanks Dawg! But I don’t want you have to give up your previously earned awards for little ol’ me.

        Truth hurts about Obozo, doesn’t it? Go to that web site and click on all of the links to the fact checks and data that back up proof of every single lie that Obozo has told.

        Have a nice day!

  27. quasm September 15, 2012

    Mr. Adler;

    If apologizing to terrorists for Americans exercising their free speech rights, however deplorable, instead of condemning their attacks on sovereign American territory is not sympathizing with them then what is it?

    Dik Thurston
    Colorado Springs

  28. Sadie Hawkins September 15, 2012

    Why should Etch-A-Sketch (His campaign executive’s label) tell the truth —

  29. midway54 September 15, 2012

    It is difficult to decide which of the two, Romney or Ryan, is the greater liar. The overrated character whom Romney chose (likely as ordered by the plutocrats) to share the ticket has already shown himself to be a fact-free compulsive propagandist who currently is trying to divorce himself from his worship of a real political wacko: Ayn Rand. Despite his efforts, his behavior and rants betray her influence on him.

  30. mssas September 15, 2012

    Why don’t you try visiting the so-called neighborhoods that Obama organized and tried to help. They’re in the same dilapitated, miserable and often worse condition than they were when he was there rummaging for votes from the highly-inspired. If you can read, you can read Romney’s truth laid out across a life line. But Obozo! Ha!… try picking up the broken pieces with “Man’s Country.” (It’s all over the internet, including first-hand accounts by participants of those clubs.) Obama is not concerned about the 99%!… He’s only wants to maintain his vainglorious power. Lucky so far, he has Hilary’s skirt to hide behind, and Clinton’s charm. But Clinton and Hilary are there, not because they support him, but because they brokered a very, very favorable deal!

    1. DurdyDawg September 17, 2012

      You say salami and we say bologny.. What are we missing here? Oh yes, “None of the Above”.. I’m willing.. Unless you’re just blowing wind.

  31. Bob Williams September 15, 2012

    Can Romney tell the truth? Well, it’s clear that Obama can’t, and that hasn’t seemed to slow him down.

    Lets see – where are those birth records? Oh, they’re sealed, and a crude and hacked together representation using PhotoShop is all we have seen. What about his college records? Oh, they’re sealed as well.

    Obama is the Bernie Madoff of politics.

    1. Justin Napolitano September 15, 2012

      Bob. Please go the F away. We have read enough of that kind of shi*.

      1. Eduardo September 16, 2012

        Justin: Tell Bob Williams NOT to bother you with FACTS …

  32. Regina M September 15, 2012

    What this is saying, Dominick, is that Mitt is a successful businessman and not to be trusted because he is not familiar with the average lifestyle. Barack Obama went to an elite college, lived in style and managed to do that having a community organizer” position. Who is fooling who? Obama never struggled to pay anything, and Michelles sudden disclosure of their personal life after 4 years in our white house is simply a political strategy to endear the average person, and nothing more. She lies as well as her husband does. So, they had student loans..Big deal. They both had excellent positions as attorneys and lived well, and certainly not as the average person, so dont even go there.
    Obama has more czars, marxists and muslims in his cabinet then you can shake a stick at, and he has made it abundantly clear in his own book that he will side with the muslims if there is a shift in the political winds in this country. He does not salute our flag, he refuses to wear the flag pin, and is certainly NOT a christian man. He attended Rev. Wrights church for 20 years or better where the creed was “damn America”, and did not stop attending there until he was a potential nominee for potus. Both he and Michelle have attended flag burning ceremonies,He quotes the koran as his book of choice and has made fun of the bible. You can go on and postulate all you want about Mitts inability to empathize with the average American, but He is an American, and yes a businessman!
    There is far too much hidden about Obama and we all know he paid big bucks to keep it that way.When someone attempts to hide something, it means they have something to hide. His views are ALL socialistic, he panders to special interest groups just for the vote. Everyone form gays to abortionists take his promises as real, just as the rest of America took his promises as real. NOT! He had 4 years to prove he was capable and worthy of ruling this nation, but all he did was waggle his finger of blame at everyone else. NOW, he is asking for 4 more to finish what he started. Just what is it that he started anyway? The horrid unemployment scene? The debt ceiling increase? The attempt to take our rights away? From personal liberties to right to bear arms, he is seeking to replace our constitution with sharia law.YOU know it, and so do many others.
    You can stick with your political party like white on rice no matter the consequences, or you can act like a damn loyal American and get this muslim traitor out of our oval office. The proof of all his back ground of dealing with terrorists,Islam radicals and enemies of this nation is there for the researching, unless you are afraid to look. His handling of the Libyan attacks is disgraceful! Our ambassador is sodomized, tortured and shot in the head and Obama apologizes to the muslims for freaking offending them? Obama has said “we will never go to war with the Islamic nations”. Not because he doesnt like war, but because they are his brethren! He quotes from the koran and demeans our bible.He is a dangerous man in spite of his charisma and grin that just seems to capture the mentality of the foolish and the sheeples.
    Wake up America and smell the socialism and communism emanating from our white house!

    1. smartdee September 15, 2012

      You need fact checker. We all know Mitt has plenty to hide, hence, the refusal to release his tax information…among other things and the fact that he really does not know what he is talking about. He says whatever he thinks people want to hear.

    2. DurdyDawg September 16, 2012

      Let’s just take one little fact check from you’re trough, “When someone attempts to hide something, it means they have something to hide”.. Who does THAT remind you of? Did I take it out of context? Don’t think so.

  33. emadis41 September 15, 2012

    Romney’s remarks about the mob reactions in Egypt and Libya is opportunistic and lacks the judgement needed for leadership. He is no better than those who used the video to stir trouble in Egypt, Libya and elsewhere. Egypt has a new president elected by 52% of the vote, and he is under sever attack from the right and th left, his position is more percarious than that of Obama, and being accused of being usurper as Obama, and some right activist blame the US for his election.

    Mr. Romney defends his close friend Netanyahu who is a fascist who called for the murder of Rabin because he signed the Oslo treaty with Arafat. Yet, Israelto him is a friend and Ally, whom he secretly told Netanyahu that he is behind him and would drag us into a war that need not be fought. Meanwhile, even Obama said Egypt is not Ally nor a enemy, just because they want to persue their own interst, and not act as puppets to the US, then why did they revolted.

    The Governements of the Arab spring still trying to consolidate their authority while respecting the freedom of speech, and that what the demonstrators were expressing before some exceeded their limits and mounted the embassy walls in Cairo. Other elements who want to embarrass Morsy of Egypt took advantage of the situation, as did Mr. Romney and his cohorts, both inflamed the situation further. The Salafis for one attacked Morsy for not standing for the Prophet! and Mr. Romney attacked Obama for not sending the Marines and the tomahawks raining on Cairo and Benghazi! and destroy any chance for the US in the Islamic World.

    Words are stronger than swords, the right word may get you places and the wrong word may shut doors in front of you. Words may win the election and words may loose the election. Mr. Romney and his cohorts are serving there own bitter end.

  34. adriancrutch September 15, 2012

    Congress does’nt care = Their on VACATION …..AGAIN!

  35. Don September 15, 2012

    Originally I like Romney. Then he brought in Paul Ryan, a Roman Catholic lying person and together they are committing lies the the merican people and these American people are believing all these lies. Even the birther from Kansas are in on this making Obama a citizen of Africa when His long form Birth Certificate says he was born in Hawaii in 1961. Now all you supposed good people check and see who is the real lie. Now i will vote for Obama for sure and he gets an additional $25.00 from me

  36. Florence Tenpenny Aromando September 15, 2012

    Did you know that both Barack Obama and his wife gave up their Lawyers degrees. Find out why before you vote. Very interesting.

  37. douglas September 15, 2012

    I agree with you that Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have a lot of trouble with the truth. Not just
    about President Obama but on many other matters. I do not know if they don’t bother to
    research and find out what the truth is or if they will say anything to put down other people to
    make themselves look better. I do not like people who constantly tell lies. How can you ever
    believe aything they say? For that reason, I am not going to vote Republican this year.
    They should learn from Michele Bachman’s redicious half-truths and lies that most likely caused
    her to have to suspend her campaign for President. Even her campaign manager resigned because
    he said she could not get her facts right. However, politics is a dirty game.

  38. joeykay September 15, 2012

    Whats the differance there all abunch of LIARS,,,,CHEATS,,,,THIEFS,,,, What gives anyone of them the right to run for office but yet the way the voters minds work the more u steal,lie and break the laws that the politicans pass and don’t heed to there a shoe in for office

  39. Elsa September 15, 2012

    No thinking person could possibly want someone with the character that Romney has demonstrated as President. The key here is “thinking person.” I had a nieghbor tell me the other day that she is voting for Romney because he is so handsome. The very last reason that anyone should vote for a President. But that is Romneys base and they will vote for him no matter how many lies he is caught in, how crazy his policies are and not matter how many times he changes his mind. I personally am not afraid of Romney and his dream world as the people who follow it blindly. I think that is why it is so important for everyone to vote and to get one more person to vote as well. The President is ahead in the polls right now and that is good, but remember Bush Vs. Gore and that if Gore has just had a few more votes, Bush never could have used his familly’s power to steal the election. He was not fit for the Presidency and he proved that big time during his time in office. Let us not allow that to happen again.

  40. trucker581 September 15, 2012

    Romney wouldn’t know the truth if it came up and bit him on the a#*.

  41. ivory69690 September 15, 2012

    he is trueful he,s a true GOP DING DONG LIER

  42. Butch September 15, 2012

    mr romney can not be truthful he is a hedge fund manager!

  43. carsrus September 15, 2012

    Only bilge and dribble comes from u libtard, commie pieces of s–t!

    1. Justin Napolitano September 15, 2012

      Wow, carsus, what great and creative writing. I’ll bet you are very proud of the diploma you have from the third grade.

    2. ajjohnson31 September 15, 2012

      Commie? LOL…

  44. carsrus September 15, 2012

    I have more academic degrees than u ever had, more money than u, and FAR higher intelligence!Especially as u have no spelling skills, no critical thinking skills and must be another libtard, commie shill who listens to the forked tongued, LIAR Obastrd!

    1. Justin Napolitano September 15, 2012

      There are degrees and then there are degrees. If you are bragging about the degree you will go to to spout your nonsense then you do have a lot of degrees.
      Intelligence, incidentally, is a measurement of ones ability to absorb information and then make a educated decision based on that information. Evidenced by your postings I would have to say your intelligence is wanting. Romney’s latest spewing certainly proves my point in that he spoke before having any information. They say when suspected of being ignorant shut your mouth otherwise by speaking your will remove all doubt.

  45. Patricia September 15, 2012

    Romney’s campaign manager said, ” We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers,” and neither Romney nor Ryan refuted that statement. That really opened my eyes. I can understand when someone makes a mistake, is ignorant of the facts or has a difference of opinion — but when there is purposeful, blatant lying in an attempt to hoodwink the American people and actual snubbing their noses at the truth — they have gone way beyond the pale and I think the American people are finally starting to catch on to the fact that Romney and Ryan are doing everything they can to lie their way into office.

  46. nana4gj September 15, 2012

    Forget about it. Romney has not uttered one word of truth since he has been on this quest. And to top that, he is not a very good liar. Neither is his running mate. It would be comical if not with such serious repercussion. It is pathetic. It is so staged and so artificial that, even instinctual responses to tragedy and grief take the back seat to programmed, memorized schtick and lies. There is no honor, decency, or character, something I figured out a long time ago.

    I don’t care how bad the economy is, how “dire” the situation is, the basic minimum expectation I have from a would-be President is character and integrity, a hint of authenticity, because that is what every single issue before a President relies upon. No person can have all the experience required of a President.

    If you lack even the most instinctual responses of truth in the face of tragedy or crisis, you are unfit to serve the ordinary people of this nation who do extraordinary things every day. On this 9/11 memorial, before the raging in the Middle East, I concluded that all of those citizen heroes, who could be any of us at any given time, deserve so much better.

    Then, on the very night of 9/11, Romney issues that castigating statement about the Embassy personnel in Egypt from the safe confines of a hotel room in America about the wording of the call for calm from the Embassy who faced a growing mob at their front door in Cairo which was professional and appropriate, avowing freedom of speech and strongly condemning religious intolerance, merely stating the principles of American democracy. Romney tries to turn it into an inappropriate “apology”.

    If he did not have a record already of taking simple obvious facts on issues of Medicare cuts, Medicaid work, plant closures blamed on the President, his own dubious work history, etc., that have all been easily refuted, I would have thought he had an issue with comprehension. What he has is an issue of interrupted character development and an “extremely opportunistic” personality disorder.

    There are calls for him to define his foreign policy, tax policy, etc. Who cares? I would not believe anything he has to say and, none of it would make sense, and he does not have the smarts to formulate one and the people around him have been there and done that and are not capable.

    We should not invest any more time on him. He and his mate are worse than Palin. With their educational and other opportunities in life, one would expect better from them. We cannot.

  47. mynx1 September 15, 2012

    “Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor.”

    Should be tattooed backwards on every GOP forehead to reminded them of their hyprocracy everytime they look in the mirror 🙂

  48. alumahead September 15, 2012

    Romney is not only an extremely flawed Presidential candidate, he’s an extremely flawed individual. His willingness to lie to get what he wants isn’t just what he does in the campaign, it’s a way of life for him. How he can possibly balance that with his faith must be a Herculean internal battle.

    I predict Romney’s numbers only get worse as the campaign rolls on. America now sees him for what he is and it ain’t pretty.

    1. DurdyDawg September 16, 2012

      Don’t leave out that butt sniffer, Ryan.. He too can give a professional liar a run for his money. The only truth he ever spoke was when he said he’d gut social security, social programs and medicare.

  49. onedonewong September 15, 2012

    Really…Why?? Even when it was easier to tell the truth Clinton and barak wold still lie. As a matter of fact I’m waiting till either on says something truthful

  50. J. Evans-campbell September 15, 2012

    Despite all the negatism about President Obama and whatever the mumojumbo this long winded comment airs, the president was voted in by the people. And to criticize when or how or what was done matters not. The word of the people is what matters. Lincoln said {Government by the people, for the people, and of the people) I see no where in the constitution that politicans and their supporters usurp the power of people. Besides, President Obama is an expert in constitutional law. I guess his competitors don’t know that. Look it up. Oh, maybe I should help you: Harvard degree, professor of constitutional law where no black man would ever get without super credentials. And he was a two-time senator, another job that’s damn near impossible for a black man to have. Check out the near-nothing of numbers for black senators. Do your history and your math. Then be honest and not racist.

  51. Dale September 15, 2012

    Someone so religious and is such a liar must be the anti-christ!

  52. Mary C. September 15, 2012

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll try again: Mitt Romney has an obsessive-compulsive disorder. In a nutshell, he’s a compulsive liar (he’s also a nut!). He just can’t help telling people what he thinks (often mistakenly) they want to hear or what he thinks will manipulate their behavior. He’s not in control of this impulse; the truth is meaningless to him; it’s not as much a moral failing as a psychological problem.

    But consider the dangers of putting a compulsive liar in the Oval Office, to deal with foreign heads of state, members of cabinet and congress, and the American public! I’m not a psychiatrist nor a psychologist. I’ve had to work with compulsive liars, however, and I believe I recognize one in Romney. I’d appreciate hearing from some expert in compulsive disorders who might be willing to scan Romney public appearances for symptoms.

    1. grammyjill September 15, 2012

      I told my husband, I don’t care about his tax returns or his birth certificate, buy I would like an IQ test and mental evaluation.

    2. DurdyDawg September 16, 2012

      We don’t have to.. It’s self-evident. Anyway, what’s the sense? You can’t punish stupidity.

  53. stoptheinsanity September 15, 2012

    I do believe that Mitt Romney was looking to score some political points with his blatant criticism of the president before the media regarding events in Libya. Instead of waiting for all of the facts to come in, Romney pounced at the opportunity to attack the president. Even after finding out the truth of what occurred, Romney persisted in his baseless attacks insisting that the president apologized to the terrorists. These prevarications are so far from the truth that it is laughable. I certainly believe that the accusations that Romney made toward the president were not his alone. Romney’s advisors, handlers and strategizers are providing him with the information and strategy, as horrific and terrible as it has been so far. The only problem is, their attacks and strategies are not working. In this particular instance, what Romney thought would score him some significant political points ended up backfiring on his already faltering campaign. Romney is an empty suit just as George W. Bush was. If he were to become president, God forbid, we would see Bush, Part Deux. Romney would simply be a puppet manipulated by the real powers: Congressional Republicans, Tea partiers, Murdoch, Adelson, Koch brothers, Faux News, Limbaugh, Norquist and other right-wing extremists. Romney does not possess the intelligence, wisdom, wherewithal, decision-making prowess, ability to deal with crises without allowing emotions and personal prejudices and alliances to dictate the outcomes and solutions, knowledge and experience in dealing with domestic, foreign and international affairs, ability to utilize tact and diplomacy when dealing with international conflicts, passing legislation in a bipartisan manner that will benefit and serve the American people for whom the president is elected to serve and the wherewithal to understand that “compromise” is not a dirty word and that it will take integrity and guts to go against his own party at times because he is looking out for the best interests of American citizens.

    1. smartdee September 15, 2012

      I could not agree more. Too bad so many people are so easily fooled.

    2. louisy8 September 16, 2012

      I think all the smart Americans, know the truth and can through the lies, only the greedy fools fat cows that are blind

  54. a80a September 15, 2012

    don.t be BAINED by mitt. if you do not want to return to the days of feudal lords and peasents. vote for mitt. look it up, right he is trying to be a lord over every one.

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  56. Robert Blankenship September 15, 2012

    NO! He’s full of s— from the bottom up and the top down!

  57. blueclouds123 September 15, 2012

    Romney is not a strong moral person. He is easily swayed by others to change his positions on many issues, easily led to do what others want and the main flaw is money. Money is Romney’s God. If it wasn’t he would not allow the flow of money into his campaign and thereby creating strong obligations to the donors of the money. At least Obama declined superpacks. Also, he is very morally weak, has not once told republican governors to stop voter suppression, thereby, indicating he will allow and do anything to win. Remember this is how Bush won his second term.
    With Bush people in the background of Romney’s party and a V.P. like Cheney, another war will be at the top of Romney’s and Ryan’s agenda.

    1. jarheadgene September 17, 2012

      You are so right….lots of Bush/Cheney dipshits on his foreign policy team. NO THANKS….”WE the PEOPLE” have had ENOUGH of them.

  58. blueclouds123 September 15, 2012

    The tea party reminds me of the Pharasies in the Bible who would pray long and loud for everyone to hear them, and discuss loudly the sins of others, but never their own. Would ensure others heard with their loud chants that they were Christians, but did not act like Christians. Romney and Ryan are like this, they talk of having Christian values and they want to bring these values to the country, but they draft a budget that rewards the rich and also them but no benefit to seniors,middle class or the poor, they discrimate against their own President, they lie constantly to try and destroy the competiiton, they are racists, I do not think Jesus is a racist, they do not want the people to have a healthcare system like they have, they do not want to provide programs to help feed the children, remember Jesus said woe to those who see children in need and do nothng (para phrasing), honesty is a christian value. I do not see any of these values in Romney or Ryan and very few republican members. If you are trying to be a good christian you do not discriminate, you do not bear false witness about someone, you think of others before yourself, as a leader (or a potential leader) you ask for God’s guidance, you rule with fairness to everyone, not just yourself, and you do not brag to being a Christian to gain votes and then act in the opposite manner, as a true christian you lead with wisdom, truth,fairness and continually seek God’s help. I think Obama is a Christian.

    1. jarheadgene September 17, 2012

      AWESOME….don’t forget the disabled…..when one disabled person came to worship JESUS other worshippers tore the roof off of the “non-accessible” house to lower that person down to worship. Obama even quoted Lincoln, in his RNC acceptance speech re bowing on his knees for guidance. Obama’s speech was about “WE the People” from the homemakers to the troops, and we are all “in it” together. Something Ananias and Saphira learned too late.

  59. solver63 September 15, 2012

    The Right (can’t REALLY call them the GOP anymore) have showed their true colors in the last 12 years. They have no interest in the people in this country, they are paid off Plutocrat pawns. The only interest is power and profit, if the lower classes need to suffer, so be it. Romney is a sociopath, there is nothing behind his eyes, just black soulless nothing, lies are no problem for him, no God to answer to, nobody that can take away what he has stolen. There are no patriotic feelings, the country and government are a PROFIT waiting to happen, for him and his 1%er traitor friends. The plan is to gut government, any programs, agencies and entitlements must go to make way to “bankrupt” the democracy and use their riches to rebuild it like a corporation, just what Mitterd knows, step on everyone and everything for the almighty dollar – His God. Truthful ? Not a chance, the base won’t have THAT, the FOXHEADS live on lies and plain old fabrication, too ignorant to check a fact – or listen to one. This is the most despicable past 3.75 years I have ever seen in politics, everything from the right has been a setup to turn over our government to the ultra rich and corporations – and turn US the lower classes into low paid slaves (just enough for us to pay our rent TO THEM, pay for our food FROM THEM and if we’re lucky have just enough for healthcare BY THEM. The independents better wake up to the charade that has become the GOP and all of its members and what is at stake if they vote for them.

  60. Carol Clark September 15, 2012

    no one should be suprised by what good old mitt says

  61. kchizum September 15, 2012

    kimbrly chizum all i can say is go obama i got your back.

  62. Newborn September 15, 2012

    This Republicans have no ethics. We know now that the truth is they will take whatever way to try to debunk the big efforts Obama is deploying in the national and the international spheres to improve things in a constructive way.

  63. Clever Bob September 15, 2012

    Okay, the Book of Mormon dictates that the followers will be honest and truthful in all human endeavors . . . perhaps Romney is NOT a Mormon. Should we demand a copy –official, of course– of his birth certificate?

    1. grammyjill September 15, 2012

      IQ test and mental evaluation

    2. Eduardo September 16, 2012

      “Clever” Bob: And what does “The Holy (oh, brother!) Koran demand of Odummer and Moochie?

      1. DurdyDawg September 16, 2012

        Idiotic nim nod just can’t seem to pronounce the president’s name correctly.. Gotta be that home schooling for dummies.

  64. rogsbear September 16, 2012

    Has anyone ever addressed the bold faced lie he told at the Republican National Convention that gasoline prices have doubled under this President? Gasoline prices were 4.10 August 30, 2008! Romney lies about the simplest, most obvious stuff. That lie was part of the how this President has failed in his four years. Anything to make the American people believe that they are worse off due to President Obama.

    But remember that he began his National Republican Convention speech with how the American people were ready to stand behind this President.. . What percentage of the American people? Republicans in Congress? They declared right from day one that their main objective was to make sure this President failed and was a one term President.

  65. Ray Quinn September 16, 2012

    Forbes Thought Of The Day
    “ No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar. ”
    — Abraham Lincoln
    from Forbes and an honest republican

  66. James Townsel September 16, 2012

    Mitt Romney is incapable of telling the truth, first of all his bottom line is making money for whom every he working for his track record shows this. shipping millions of Americans jobs over seas for his bottom line gain only shows how little he understands the working American public. An like George Bush 1 & 2 just because you own a baseball team don’t mean you can operate/manage/ or even run a country. ….trading money back-an forth is not a real JOB it only produces DEPT. (don’t think so! look around you…an/now think! again)

  67. marriea September 16, 2012

    Oh grow up.

    1. DurdyDawg September 16, 2012

      Go ‘way..

  68. Plznnn September 16, 2012

    Right, to be President, a person should be truthful and honest with the American People. So far, Obama has many false statements and actual lies about what he would do to help us and transform America. He lied about transparency completely, ramming through legislation at midnight on Friday, said he would let us see & read all new bills for 3 days before they were passed, said he would have unemployment around 5.7% and under 8% or he would be a 1 term proposition, siad he would cut our debt in half when he doubled it, told LaRaza he couldn’t bypass Congress on Amnesty, AND HE DID!. I could go on and on, but you get the picture, politics as usual, but worse with Trillions in spending, taxing, new debt, and taking $716 Trillion from our Medicare for Obamacare
    I would not worry about what Romney does with his money, I would worry about what Obama does with OURS!

  69. robert September 16, 2012

    Condolensces to the families of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and all of those murdered and injured in the violent rioting in the Middle East. They died and suffered in the service of America and the world, and it is a lost not only to their families, but to the family of man. May they rest in peace and know that their lives and their service will be held in dignity by us all.

  70. Robert P. Robertson September 16, 2012

    Every time Romney’s lips move, he’s lying. He’s an afficianado of untruths and misinformation. But he’s not alone. We need to begin to take a hard look at the people we hire to represent us. They work for us. Our tax dollars are their salaries. We are their bosses, not the other way around. We sign them to a social contract with our votes, and their main ambition is to progressively serve us, not to serve themselves and their friends. They are not there to misrepresent us or to lead us into blind alleys where we are the ones who suffer. “Of the people and by the people” should be their motto and should be posted on every wall in their offices to remind them who they work for. the language coming from Republicans, the Tea Party, and their Super PAcs, lobbyists, and billionaire friends is contrary to the progrssive and forard movement we all expect of those we have elected to lead us. Romney/Ryan, like their predecessors, will lead us into the abyss. Isn’t it enough that we and our children are burdened with a multi-trillion dollar debt from eight years of war, deceit, hubris, and misrepresentation? War has gotten us into this mess, and another will sink us deeper. The people of Israel should question B.B. Netanyahu about his motives behind his wanting to preemptively attack Iran. The only people who will benefit from it is B.B. and his billionaire friends around the world who will profiteer from that conflict. More nations than we know have nuclear capabilities, but they are smart enough to know the limitless destruction to their nations in aggressively using their nuclear arsenals. The people of Iran should question their leaders who woulld drag them into the abyss if they are even thinking of acquiring nuclear capability for aggression against any nation, let alone Israel. It will hurt the people and the nation of Iran for decades. War is no good for anyone and nations should be bending over backwards to avoid it. history is replete with the consequences of war. Just think of how far humanity could have been were it not for the atavism aand destruction of war and conflict. Can any of us imagine that? The language we should be hearing from our leaders is how they can “bring America back” from its economic destruction, not how they could “take America back” to economic destruction.

  71. charles holloway September 16, 2012

    Presdent obama has earn my trust, i did not vote for obama in 2008 because i did not trust him or his ability to run this country. I could not see this country having a president in job training at that time.Mitt Romney in my opinion is a dangerous man because he is a liar, this man not only lies, but i have heard him twist obama words many times, and tell you obama said this. I know there are many people that hates, and dislike obama,but can you hate or dislike a person that mush and except the half truths, and half lies willfully. I see fox news covering Mitt Romney lies, Fox news said Mitt Romney is right for not showing 10 years of Tax returns, because the democrates would use it against him. My question i ask myself how could someone used something against myself if there is nothing there to hide. If you can support Mitt Romney, and believe if he wins this Election that he will not lie no more, Mitt tells us we must trust him. When you vote this election ask yourself honestly can you really trust a Mitt Romney?

  72. David V September 16, 2012

    You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time. Despite every effort to recast reality into our preferred delusional world-views, nature ultimately triumphs over wishful thinking with no mercy for those who wish for the impossible. Whatever the social problem, there is a solution which is obvious, easy, neat, cheap, and totally wrong. In order to solve problems, you must first understand them, just like in high school algebra. The problems that land on the desk of the President of the United States are not simple business problems, they are complex socio-economic problems that are not solved by MBA solutions and business management experience. Two Presidents were elected on the basis that their CEO experience made them fit to do the President’s job – Herbert Hoover and George W Bush – and everyone knows how badly that worked out. As a matter of fact, every President since Eisenhower, except this one, has committed a major blunder during his first (sometimes only) term: Kennedy had the Bay of Pigs, Johnson had the Gulf of Tonkin, Nixon had the White House “plumbers”, Ford pardoned Nixon, Carter “lost” both the Panama Canal and Iran as an ally, Reagan put the Marines at the Beirut Airport and cut and ran when they were bombed, Poppy Bush has his Ambassador call Saddam Hussein’s Kuwait border dispute a “local issue” and was surprised when Saddam took him at his word and invaded Kuwait, Clinton signed the nonsensical “assault weapons” ban and was surprised when the NRA took away Congress and they impeached him over Monica Lewinsky, and GW Bush ignored the Al Qaeda threat, despite four prior acts of war and numerous warnings, and did nothing to prevent the 9/11 attacks despite plenty of intelligence data that would have enabled that. In contrast, six days in, Mr Obama had the Somali pirates who hijacked an American flag vessel shot before they could reach shore and create another hostage crisis. Over 200 sworn enemies of the US are dead on President Obama’s orders. Our “leading from behind” freed Libya from Gaddafi without the loss of a single American life. The objective truth is that Obama is already as good or better than half of the Presidents we have had, so far. The economy may be on the toilet, but, as always, Congress, not the Presidency, has the power to change the economy, and this Congress would rather see the country collapse than Mr Obama succeed. They have already lost us our perfect AAA bond rating, and if the mess this Congress has already enacted (the “fiscal cliff”) is not repealed, there will be both a 6% recession in 2013 and a further downgrade of US bonds. There is, at present, almost no truth whatsoever in Republican principles and policies, and until and unless the Republican party begins to deal from a basis in reality, they deserve no place at all in our Statehouses and Congress. The reason the United States has not solved its domestic problems is simple: TOO MANY REPUBLICANS!

    1. jarheadgene September 17, 2012

      You stated your case so well …I have vowed….and I hope all vow this….NO REPUBLICAN Congressman…gets re-elected. They have sought party politics over curing an ailing nation. Partisan is what they want…..THEN IT IS TIME to do to them what their doctrine seems to love doing….. GOP CONGRESS……..YOU’RE …. FIRED!!!!!!!

    2. ObozoMustGo September 17, 2012

      David… are you high? You have to be stoned out of your mind to write such trash. So what you are saying is this: A CEO and successful businessman is not as qualified to be president as a Marxist community organizer that’s never had a real job in his miserable existence. That’s exactly what you are saying.



      What a joke! Only a fool believes that crap. Obozo has succeeded at 1 thing and 1 thing only…. making Jimmy Carter now the 2nd worst president in American history.

      Also…. Only a fool believes that our credit rating was downgraded because Republicans (and some DemonRATS) did not want to raise the debt ceiling. Only a fool thinks that we can increase our debt and be better off. Only a fool believes that government spending in excess of revenues is good for the economy. Only a fool believes those debts don’t get pushed out on future generations.

      You are a DemonRAT drone, and a fool that has no clue about the American values of individual freedom and liberty.

      Have a nice day!

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

  73. Eduardo September 16, 2012

    The title of this (another) apology for our pathetic Divider, er, Commander-in-Chief is “To Be Presidential, Romney Must First Be Truthful” .
    Well, let me qualify that:
    If you mean that Romney should try to be “Presidential” as Owebama is “Presidential”, then Romney DOES NOT have to be truthful. He can tell one lie less than Owebama and still be “more truthful” than Owebama .
    However, if you mean that Romney should try to really , really be “Presidential”, then he only has to AVOID lying every time he speaks, like Owebama does.
    Do you know how you can tell when Owebama is telling a lie? When his lips MOVE !!

    “Demagoguery can only THRIVE on the manure of ignorance” – Eduardo – 2012

    1. jarheadgene September 17, 2012

      Once again you show projection after projection of Romney and his antics and try to project them upon this alternate universe president Obama…..Time for you and Clint Eastwood to put down the “sauce” and stop listening to Rush Limblah…blah…blah and Hannity they are both morons beyond belief.

  74. Braintruste September 17, 2012

    I think Wrongney has Alzheimer’s or a memory problem he is trying to cover up or I hope so because how can anyone so easily and callously lie like he does if they don’t have a cognitive problem? I am being totally serious here. Reagan served his last few years in office with dementia but we saw signs of it in him even when he was elected. This is a very very serious issue that is never dealt with by the media. I have a friend who just got a job with a local retail store as a sales clerk. Even just to sell shoes, she had to take a personality and mental health test. TO SELL SHOES!! The application process was in my opinion ridiculous but then let’s look at if a presidential candidate has to go through any kind of cognitive, mental, or psychological testing and the answer is no yet this person has the capacity to start a world war including releasing 10,000 nuclear bombs. But we do not analyze his/her cognitive health? This is absolutely preposterous and terrifying in many ways.

  75. Sharon Cummings September 17, 2012

    he can not yell the truth because he is not capable

  76. Gilbert September 17, 2012

    NO !!! Mitt Romney is a natural born liar. He cannot even repeat something he just heard in the words he heard it. The tragedy is that he is twisted enough to believe he can continue to lie with impunity. He actually believes he is fooling someone.

  77. Dazednconfused1 September 19, 2012

    I truley belive Mitt Romney is good at his job. It’s a bussiness job. Like in the movie “Pretty Woman”. Only he lacks the woman and the background to deal with political issues overseas. What really puts me over the top is his lack of ability to as least try to represent the people instead of putting his own “STANDARDS” and religious agenda above the American peoples. Hence, “THAT” would be his job. He is unfit for the position on Cheif in Charge to represent the American people. You would think he at least try to represent “US”. He seemes to lack the ability represent anyone except himself!

  78. daniel bostdorf September 21, 2012

    Alter is dead on target when he states it best here:

    “Accusations that the Obama administration is somehow “sympathizing” with terrorists are false and, well, pathetic.”

    About lies and the political process…

    Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels (like Linmbaugh, beck and Rove believe) said it best:

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

    or as Adolph Hitler stated:

    “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”

    Romney/Ryan need to keep perpetuating the lies Alters writes about.

  79. sisterH September 21, 2012

    Dom —Obama is a radical. He went into community organizing to be a pain in the ass. He was barely a lawyer. He wasn’t interested in working to earn a living. That only works if someone else is picking up the tab. The same with the community organizing—someone else needs to pick up the tab. He has had the great advantage of having others foot the bill for him. Look at all the selfish wasteful behavior of him and MO. It’s like monopoly money…..money laundering via the unions—wasteful contracts because it’s not his money. It’s the tax payers who have had to pick up the bill for this slacker. He is the worst President this country has ever seen. And we have seen him playing, partying, livin high on the hog….. OPM
    that should be the theme of his campain OPM other people’s money……

  80. daniel bostdorf September 22, 2012

    Sister H…this article is about Romney the liar.
    Nothing to do with Obama

    Your post is a lie as well and is nothing more than right wing propaganda.
    Quit listening to limbaugh and Beck OK?

    Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels (like Linmbaugh, beck and Rove believe) said it best:

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

    or as Adolph Hitler stated:

    “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”

    Keep telling us lies Sister H.

    What is your real name? Why you hide? Are you a Karl Rove operative?

    Sounds it.

  81. Johnny Thomas November 28, 2012

    I am sure that Romney could have made a decent president .Had he been on the same levell as the rest like showing all ten years of his tax returns like every one else ,He was dis honest with his plans as he would not actually show any or give a reasonable out look on his plans to even give a hint that he was serious .He paid no attention to his American heritage like the Cayman island flag flying on his boat not the American flag at the republican party convention and way to much drinking involved on his side .He constantly showed that he was not in touch with real people by not knowing anything about them .His constant lying about Obama’s being an American and Christian ,along with his education even though they both went to Harvard .His earlier career shown with Senator Ted Kennedy hurt him pretty bad when he lied the first time about him having a plan and it turned out that he was lying and had to admit it that should have been a wake up call when he was caught trying to pull that off with Mr Kennedy that showed that it just wasn’t that important to him at all .He needs a magor over haul on being serious and get rid og the pathetic people around him or listen to them one .


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