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"President Romney" -- Why Those Two Words Should Scare You Into Action This Election


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, elections, ethics, Michael Moore, government, republicans, dishonesty )

Nancy
- 2470 days ago - alternet.org
Right-wing billionaires are dropping piles of dough on this election ... it'll take people power to save the day. Michael Moore's BIG warning.



   

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Past Member (0)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 9:40 am
We are now down to 60 days until the big day and the race is much closer than many anticipated. With both parties engaging in inflammatory rhetoric, the outcome of the 2012 Presidential Race is hard to call. Will it be Obama or will it be Mitt?

The Race is hard to call.  Will it be Obama or will it be Mitt? Fred and Marg will be discussing the platforms released at the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Neither candidate can claim that they "ran the good race"

Please join Fred and Marg on Lies My Country Told Me at 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (1:00 pm Central, 12:00 pm Mountain, 11:00 am Pacific and 3:00 pm Atlantic) either on the chatroom or call in with your comments to (347) 677-1814.

Hope to see you there!
 

Roger Skinner (14)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 11:46 am
Those two words DO scare me. While I am unimpressed with Obama's performance, Romney strikes me as a loose cannon. We really don't know what he would do as President because he continually changes what he says depending on the audience he is talking to. If we can't trust his words, how can we trust his actions?
 

Sue Matheson (79)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 12:13 pm
be afraid, be very afraid
 

DORIS L (61)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 1:50 pm
There is no way anyone or anything is keeping me from voting this election...it's much much tooooo important.
 

Terry King (113)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 2:18 pm
"President Rmoney" would be a nightmare of epic proportion!

 

Past Member (0)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 4:06 pm
"Left wing" billionaires dumped a lot of money into Obama's campaign in 2008...so what's the difference here? Are you saying it's okay for Obama but not for Mitt Romeny?

This election is about our soaring debt, high unemployment, and a failed ObamaCare that Obama spent an entire year on and 26 states have denied it in their states. They won't participate in it because they know it will eventually bankrupt their states.

Mitt Romney has the experience of running a business and he was governor of Massachusetts. He has an economics major as his VP choice, a man who challenged the CBO several years ago and the CBO admitted he was right about the numbers. So, from where I sit, I'll vote for the experience team. The best Obama had to offer was that he was a community organizer and he has proven to us that his math skills are more than lacking. Additionally, Obama sealed all of his personal records, and Michelle's records before campaigning in 2008. I would be very afraid of that, quite frankly. No other president ever felt the need to do that. It shows that they have something to hide from the American people.

The American people, in a tsunami vote in 2010, voted the democrats OUT. They knew then that Obama was on a fast track to bankrupting our country. Never underestimate the power of the American people. If you are keeping up with the news, the articles, the polls, the Fact Check people, you're learning that the "glow" is off Obama. Yes, he's a nice guy but he was a lousy president. He simply didn't bring any experience with him to the table. He never had a meaningful job in his life. It shows.
 

Evelyn B (79)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 5:23 pm
Noted Tks,. Nancy..
 

Helen Porter (39)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 6:41 pm
My vote......thus far, will be for Obama.I switched after Romney's speech.

Romney says,( "I made mine! You get yours!)

Not everyone was born with his opportunities. And if they were, many have had those opportunities yanked away by the Republicans. No birth contro!. Are they stupid or what? Thought they had an over population problem to solve. Well, families of 12 or more children will accompiish the same purpose.....just slower and more painfully. I;d rather die in the womb then starve to death out of the womb

The major problem in the world today is the desire to receive for self alone. If we don't learn to receive to share, we're all goners! We all have something to give and it may not be money. Many of our most gifted people have come from poverty. We all like to receive. If we learn to receive to share, there will be plenty for all both animals and humans.

Obama seems to be more interested in co-operation and doing it together..
 

Helen Porter (39)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 6:51 pm
ok, so I read the interesting article and I'm swinging like a pendulum.

I wish we could yank the heros out from under the bed and vote them in to office. Trouble is, the heros
don't want anything to do with politics.

I got one word to say - Maranatha!
 

jo M. (3)
Saturday September 8, 2012, 10:52 pm
"We all fear there's probably a good 40% of the country who simply do not want a black man in the Oval Office." Well, sounds to me Mr. Moore, that you all have grossly exaggerated fears, and that maybe you are trying to imply a statistic that doesn't exist, in your typical disingenuous way. Not to worry though, I'm sure all the yokels who didn't vote for Obama because he is half black were more than offset by the yokels who voted for him because he is half black.

Romney is every bit as HONORABLE, HONEST, and TRUSTWORTHY as the man who currently occupies the White House. Take that as you see fit. ROMNEY has NO NEED, nor would he ever, CHEAT OR STEAL to win the presidency. The thought of a President Romney is not one bit scarier than the initial thought of a President Obama. They are both good men, may God guide us in choosing the one who could best serve us at this time.
 

Nancy L (141)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 12:31 am
***"We all fear there's probably a good 40% of the country who simply do not want a black man in the Oval Office." ***

Statements like this are exactly why we will never be able to get beyond race in this country. Why do liberals always see everything by class or race?
 

Nancy L (141)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 12:35 am
Just the fact that they continually exam everything based on class and race is one of our biggest problems.
 

P A (117)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 12:49 am
Oh BMutiny - I so wanted to give you a galaxy of stars for refuting poor dear Diane in such a masterly way (she might appreciate that) - but that dratted computer won't let me.

The Repuglicons have been happily trying to deny some 20 million voters the vote - the ill, the elderly, the poor, the marginalised. President Obama won last time by 10 million votes - Tea Party manoeuvres have removed 20 million - which should make the cheating weasels feel safe. Somehow the Democrats must mobilise and get these people registered so they can vote whichever way they want. As the article says -

"It's been a great week in Charlotte. It's OK for us to take a couple days to high-five each other, but I cannot stress enough to you that unless you and I are doing something every day for the next 60 days to get people out to vote, then there is a chance we will all be saying "President Romney" come January. Don't think it can't happen. Hate, sad to say, at least in America these days, is a far greater motivator than love and feelin' groovy."

Help people register to vote or GW will seem just a pale shade of the psychosis to come!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 3:08 am
Actually, the majority of Americans are leaning Romney/Ryan.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 3:10 am
Nan, no one can avoid being fact checked. It isn't an option.
 

Louise D (44)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 3:15 am
Looking at MIttens I can not see anything remotely Presidential about him he went abroad and behaved like an ignorant American cliche even his writing is cliched. He goes through the Republican's choir book declaring that Obama should "take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago." Which is a staggering piece of projection given that the amazing demonstration of unnecessary totalitarian action, manipulation at the Republican National Convention reveals a group of people at the head of a party who are unfit to hold executive office in the USA. His shoe in was not about personality it was about money and Mittens has been spending it hand over fist. Actually, it's been said that one has more chance of being struck by lightning than meeting a souless goon like Mitt Romney, which is why the Republican party all spent most of the last few months standing out in the rain holding metal rods.
 

Alexandra Rodda (180)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 5:51 am
Money can buy sex but it can't buy love. It should not be able to buy elections. Let's hope that the people of America are wise enough not to be swayed by lies and bought liers.
 

Carol H (229)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 6:06 am
he has me scared!! I will vote Obama!!
 

Jason Green (235)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 6:09 am
Let's just make sure that those two words Never come to pass--make sure to get everyone you know to Vote!
Go OBAMA!
 

jan b (5)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 6:13 am
Diane must hate her own gender if she's pulling for Romney & repealing Obamacare that ensures WOMEN won't pay 50% more for insurance than men. Legislation would prevent DRIVE THRU Mascectomies. Now the insurers only allow TWO DAYS in the hospital when women deal with drainage---changing bandages---possible infection---and the PAIN. Some republicans want employers to discriminate against women who use birth control as if men don't profit from the use of unwaranted children too. I can't understand people like DIane.at all. How could ANY WOMEN vote for a republican after what was in the news about RAPE about taking away women's rights to their own private parts.


. Instead – from reproductive rights, to equal pay, to Medicare – Republicans are engaged in a cradle to grave assault on the programs women need to keep themselves and their families healthy. That’s why this November, voters are going to re-elect the President, and send him strong Democratic women in the House and Senate to help promote a progressive agenda.”

 

jan b (5)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 6:15 am
Ezra Klein Wash Post----When Obama took office, the national debt was about $10.5 trillion. But ask yourself: Which of Obama’s policies added to the debt? The stimulus? That was just a bit more than $800 billion. TARP? That passed under George W. Bush, and most of it has been repaid. When Obama entered office, the Bush tax cuts were already in place and two wars were ongoing. Is it fair to blame Obama for war costs four months after he was inaugurated, or tax collections 10 days after he took office? Cuts for income under $250,000 in 2013, would add trillions more to the deficit. (Wash Post -Ezra Klein) Note: Obama's first year's budget was created under the Bush Adm....Forbes wrote an article that Obama has been tighter with money in the past 2 years than any president since IKE.

 

jan b (5)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 6:21 am
CUTS FOR INCOME FOR OVER $250,000 in 2013 would add trillions to the deficit (WASH POST EZRA KLEIN ) MEANT TO SAY ---sorry again.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 7:23 am
Senator Obama stated that it was "unpatriotic" for George Bush to add $4 trillion to our debt. Imagine that!! This is what I mean about Obama. He lies. When he took office he stood before us and stated, "I believe marriage in between one man and one woman." Imagine that. He lied.

The federal budget sent to Congress by Obama, projects the National Debt will continue to rise as far as the eye can see. The budget shows the Debt hitting $16.3 trillion in 2012, $17.5 trillion in 2013 and $25.9 trillion in 2022.

So, no, it wasn't just the totally wasted $860 billion that Obama took from the taxpayers and squandered away on failed green companies it is what he intends to hand us down the line. The stimulus was also full of millions of dollars in earmarks sent directly to the democratic states that supported Obama in 2008. Always follow the money.

Come on, liberals, do your research. It's important that we all know the truth.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 12:34 pm
I know those two words scare the crap out of me.
 

David C (75)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 1:23 pm
scariest 2 words I can think of at this time....
 

Chris O (507)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 1:31 pm
Actually, the majority of Americans are leaning Romney/Ryan per Diane ... but "fack checking" as she calls for dose not support that!

Obama maintains post-convention lead over Romney

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/09/us-usa-campaign-poll-idUSBRE88619X20120909

 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 3:35 pm
Chris, you are looking at the "media polls." We'll have to wait and see how Americans will poll after the debates. Since Obama has a terrible record he doesn't want to discuss and Joe Biden is the gift to the republicans that keeps on giving, I believe the debates will tell the story.

The problem with Obama is that he didn't win by a landslide in 2008. Look, I feel your pain as liberals. Obama has underperformed for four years and the debt is skyrocketing. He doesn't have a plan to pay down the debt. He only has plans to continue to raise the debt. As intelligent people, I would think you would have a problem with that.
 

Nancy C (806)
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 4:26 pm
All left wing projections to further their platform. Irrelevant. Obama's own democrats in congress no longer support him. What could be worse?
 

Chris O (507)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 6:13 pm
Diane - For someone demanding "fact checking" you shure do a lot of making stuff up and preaching it like it is true - just like a real republican!!!! Make it up and if you say it enough times the sheep will believe you!!!!
 

John B (185)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 6:31 pm
Thanks Nancy for the link to the Michael Moore article. Although i expect to see Obama win in November I'm not sitting on my butt as I am out there make sure that the local, state and federal democratic candidates are getting their talking points out there in my county. Read and noted.
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Sunday September 9, 2012, 9:15 pm
AAAAUUUGGGHHH!!!..........OBAMA 2012!!!!
 

Susanne R (236)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 10:08 pm
John --You need to filter your incoming email, because you sure receive a lot of B.S. that you choose to share with everyone else! Your latest doozy, reviewed by FactCheck.org:

GM’s Government Sales
Posted on September 12, 2012 , Corrected on Sept. 17, 2012

Q: Did the government buy 79 percent of all vehicles sold by General Motors in June?
A: No, that viral rumor is false. All fleet customers combined — including rental car companies and state and local governments — accounted for less than one-third of GM’s June sales.

There are a few problems with the email featured above. It is not a Bloomberg report, for one thing. Its headline is also incorrect: Government purchases were not 79 percent of all GM sales in June.

What is true is that “GM’s sales to government fleet customers were up 79 percent year over year in June,” according to James Cain, the company’s financial news manager. And those “government” customers include federal, state and local agencies.

Moreover, purchases by GM’s fleet customers, including all government agencies as well as businesses, accounted for less than one-third of the company’s sales in June. An actual July Bloomberg report said that “GM sales to fleet customers, such as governments and rental car companies, rose 36 percent last month, making up 32 percent of the company’s sales.”

GM’s Cain added that “government fleet sales account for only about three percent of GM’s total U.S. sales” from January through July of this year. And about three-fourths of the fleet sales, Cain said, are to state and local agencies, which have been purchasing an increasing amount of police vehicles. Actually, state and local agency purchases are up 36 percent for the year, so far, while purchases by the federal government are down by 3.5 percent, he said.

The confusion over GM’s government sales may stem from a July post from the National Legal and Policy Center, which said that “government purchases of GM vehicles rose a whopping 79 percent in June.” Readers may have thought that was a month-to-month increase, but author Mark Modica told us he was referring to a year-to-year increase. Either way, that’s not the same thing as saying that “79 percent of GM’s sales last month were government purchased.”

Be kind: check your source before you post!: GM’s Government Sales
 
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