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The 7 Most Trivial Campaign Issues That Obama Has Embraced

John Hawkins

10/19/12

 

"You’ve seen, as middle-income people in this country, incomes go down $4,300 a family, even as gasoline prices have gone up $2,000. Health insurance premiums, up $2,500. Food prices up. Utility prices up. The middle-income families in America have been crushed over the last four years." -- Mitt Romney

 

"We don’t have to settle for what we’re going through. We don’t have to settle for gasoline at four bucks. We don’t have to settle for unemployment at a chronically high level. We don’t have to settle for 47 million people on food stamps. We don’t have to settle for 50 percent of kids coming out of college not able to get work. We don’t have to settle for 23 million people struggling to find a good job. If I become president, I’ll get America working again. I will get us on track to a balanced budget. The president hasn’t. I will. I’ll make sure we can reform Medicare and Social Security to preserve them for coming generations. The president said he would. He didn’t." -- Mitt Romney

 

Like him or not, you have to admit that Mitt Romney has at least centered his campaign around the issues that matter. He has spent most of his time focused on the economy, jobs, the debt, and foreign policy. On the other hand, Barack Obama's entire campaign has been one long circus of trivialities. Instead of making "Forward" his campaign slogan, he should have used something more appropriate like, "Hey, look over there!" How bad has it gotten? This bad.

 

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Election 2012: How Romney might lead on new Washington terrain

 

Romney White House scenarios beyond a top-down CEO approach. A two-part election 2012 report profiles the stark differences and interesting similarities of a second-term Obama White House vs. a Romney White House – either of which would have to deal with a highly polarized Congress.

By Linda Feldmann, Staff writer / October 14, 2012

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If Mitt Romney wins the presidency, chances are the Republicans will also have swept Capitol Hill, holding onto the House and taking the Senate.

But history has shown that one-party control of the White House and Congress guarantees nothing – especially in the highly partisan atmosphere that dominates Washington.

 

And if the Republicans win the Senate, the majority will be slim. Democrat Harry Reid, as wily an operator as anyone on Capitol Hill, would become the Senate minority leader and could be counted on to use every legislative tool available to thwart a President Romney.

 

Any discussion of a Mr. Romney presidency lands on three key questions: Will the Republican former governor of Democratic Massachusetts, who has never served in Washington, be able to navigate the complexities of Congress, even with Republican majorities? What did Romney learn from his experience in Massachusetts, particularly in enacting health-care reform? And what do his struggles as a politician – a diffidence and opaqueness acknowledged even by his supporters – mean for his ability to build support for his agenda once in office?

 

Republican strategists unaffiliated with the campaign say Romney's biggest hurdle is to get elected in the first place.Scissors-32x32.png

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2012/1014/Election-2012-How-Romney-might-lead-on-new-Washington-terrain

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Military Endorsements, And The Winner Is…

 

Posted by John Hitchcock on 2012/10/17

 

Barack Obama has six high-profile military endorsements, all male. Mitt Romney has six retired female flag officers* (that’s general/admiral stuff for you non-military types) among his military endorsements. Actually, Mitt Romney has 359 retired flag officers who have endorsed him for President. Scissors-32x32.png

http://truthbeforedishonor.wordpress.com/2012/10/17/military-endorsements-and-the-winner-is/

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just shows how unimportant Sandra Fluke is to the majority of people, would have been better if the paper had just left anything out about her appearance

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Um, so the debate is tomorrow night during Lions/Bears? Seriously??

 

Civic Duty vs. MNF.............Civic Duty vs. MNF..............Civic Duty vs. MNF.............

 

Well, I can always watch the rerun.................of the debate!biggrin.png

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Evil Ultra Radical Extremist Hate filled Right Winger Meet To Plot!

 

 

Tea Party rally draws thousands to Indian River County fairgrounds

Janet Begley

October 20, 2012

 

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — They wore oven mitts with pictures of Mitt Romney and hats adorned with tea bags and buttons.

 

But for the several thousand Tea Party supporters who turned out for a rally Saturday at the Indian River County Fairgrounds, the message was clear — stand up for America by voting on Election Day.

 

"This may be our last opportunity to restore America's greatness," songwriter and performer Billy Bones told the crowd. "With God's help, we can demonstrate what freedom is all about."

 

Indian River Tea Party Chairman Toby Hill estimated the crowd to be at least 3,000, but he said what mattered most were the three principles of the tea party movement — fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets.

 

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Romney and Ryan promise 10,000 supporters in Daytona Beach rally: 'We'll be strong again'

2012-10-20 06:14

HENRY FREDERICK

 

DAYTONA BEACH -- Little Steven Gosney waved an American flag while his parents and some 10,000 others cheered wildly in reaction to the short and sweet message of hope delivered by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on the edge of the hard sands of the world's most famous beach.

 

"The president's put us on the course of decline," Romney said, his sleeves rolled up as emphasis of his message to get the country moving in the right direction. "We're gonna win in November. We'll be strong again."

 

Ryan, in introducing Romney, wasted no time in getting to the heart of the Republican ticket's agenda: "We have got to fix the mess in Washington," adding "We believe the government works for us and not the other way around... America is more than a nation with a flag."

 

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A new ad.

 

 

 

Too bad there wasn't enough time to add what he did for the Olympics, too.

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Evil Ultra Radical Extremist Hate filled Right Winger Meet To Plot!

 

 

Tea Party rally draws thousands to Indian River County fairgrounds

Janet Begley

October 20, 2012

 

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — They wore oven mitts with pictures of Mitt Romney and hats adorned with tea bags and buttons.

 

But for the several thousand Tea Party supporters who turned out for a rally Saturday at the Indian River County Fairgrounds, the message was clear — stand up for America by voting on Election Day.

 

"This may be our last opportunity to restore America's greatness," songwriter and performer Billy Bones told the crowd. "With God's help, we can demonstrate what freedom is all about."

 

Indian River Tea Party Chairman Toby Hill estimated the crowd to be at least 3,000, but he said what mattered most were the three principles of the tea party movement — fiscal responsibility, constitutionally limited government and free markets.

 

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A new ad.

 

 

 

Too bad there wasn't enough time to add what he did for the Olympics, too.

 

ohmy.png The Racism & Sexism Is so blatant that I don't have to point it out. rolleyes.gif

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Video: 62% want a significant change from Obama policies in next four years

Ed Morrissey

10/22/12

 

We didn’t circle back around to the NBC/WSJ poll after the initial tease yesterday morning, but Joe Scarborough and his team certainly did. Mark Halperin, who was one of the few national journalists to note that Barack Obama didn’t outline a second-term agenda in his second debate, discovers an important clue as to why, on today’s Morning Joe. While Obama has been vaguely offering a stay-the-course argument through economic stagnation and a 31-year low in workforce participation, more than six in ten likely voters want a big change from Obama’s first-term policies:

 

 

The D/R/I on this poll is 32/26/39, not a very impressive sample this close to the election. The respondents voted for Barack Obama by eight in 2009, 45/37, with 13% who didn’t vote at all. The percentage of non-white respondents matches that of the 2008 election, 26%, which is arguably a good model for this one, if slightly optimistic for Obama in light of recent measures of enthusiasm among his key demographics.

 

Why might 62% of people look for significant change? Obama only gets a 46/52 approval rating on the economy, for one, and Romney edges Obama in the ability to generate jobs, 45/41. Only 45% expect the economy to get better in the next year, and only half think it’s recovering at all. Furthermore, Obama trails by 13 against Romney on dealing with deficits, 35/48.

 

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Romney for president

Copyright 2012: Houston Chronicle | Sunday, October 21, 2012 | Updated: Sunday, October 21, 2012 11:53am

The Chronicle's backing of Barack Obama in 2008 broke a 44-year string of endorsing Republican candidates for president. Like so many others, we were captivated by the Illinois senator's soaring rhetoric and energized by his promise to move American politics beyond partisan gridlock and into an era of hope and change.

It hasn't happened. Four years later, President Obama's deeds have failed to match his words, snip

http://www.chron.com/opinion/editorials/article/Romney-for-president-3965675.php

 

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Can a Conscientious Liberal Back Obama?

 

 

By Jeff Jacoby · October 22, 2012

 

You're a passionate and committed liberal. Four years ago, enthralled by Barack Obama's biography and inspired by his oratory, you voted for him with pride. You embraced his promise of hope and change. You were deeply moved by the racial progress he symbolized.

 

But above all you voted for him because he expressed such enlightened views.

 

You didn't just want a Democrat back in the White House, you wanted one who would bring progressive clarity to US national policy.

 

For eight years, you'd fumed at George W. Bush's offenses against the Constitution; now at last, you believed, you were supporting a president for whom civil liberties would be an unshakable priority. A president who wouldn't be beholden to Wall Street and its rivers of cash. Who would prosecute the war on terror without abandoning core American values or trampling basic human rights. Whose administration would function in the sunlight, a jewel of transparency, accountability, and due process.

 

That was the president you expected. It wasn't the president you got. Scissors-32x32.png

 

http://patriotpost.us/opinion/15138

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October 22, 2012, 11:39 am159 Comments

Oct. 21: Uncertainty Clouds Polling, but Obama Remains Electoral College Favorite

By NATE SILVER

The bad news for President Obama: it’s been almost a week since the second presidential debate, in Hempstead, N.Y., one that instant-reaction polls said was a narrow victory for him. But there is little sign that this has translated into a bounce for Mr. Obama in his head-to-head polls against Mitt Romney. Instead, the presidential race may have settled into a period of relative stability.

There is bad news for Mr. Romney as well, however. The “new normal” of the presidential campaign is considerably more favorable for him than the environment before the first debate, in Denver. However, it is one in which he still seems to be trailing, by perhaps 2 percentage points, in the states that are most vital in the Electoral College.

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