“Stuart Stevens, the chief strategist for the Romney campaign, wrote an op-ed in the Washington Post saying, in essence, that Romney won a majority of the Real Americanstm — you know, the white, middle-class voters, the ones who really matter.”
Obama on Romney: “You know that guy ain’t shit. Sorry ass motherfucker ain’t got nothing on me.”
“She is a very beautiful woman, and very discreet, so trust me, you won’t be disappointed. This is a solid offer I’m making you.”
(Source: The Onion)
First let me just say, if you are one of those close-minded bigots that cannot read this and not make excuses for the King of flip flopping idiots just keep on scrolling.
I am so fed up with the lies and untold stories of the Romney campaign and I feel like I should take a second to address the issues with this man’s campaign.
Romney says, and this is from him:
So apparently this amazing tax plan he has, which he has yet to give the details of exactly how it will work and keeps saying, “see me after the election,” will create 7 million jobs.
How will a 20% tax cut (across the board), which would decrease government income and revenue, create so many jobs? We all know that this theory of big business and the wealthy or 1% investing it inside the country on employment will not happen. Outsourcing is cheaper and I can understand why you want to save money; however, I cannot understand why if you have millions you can’t find it in your heart to give back to the country that is the reason you were able to get these millions of dollars. The Obama tax plan (far more solid, and with details actually given) is far better than the mystery plan of Romney. The reason other countries pay higher taxes…they actually want their country to prosper. Paying a little more in taxes, especially for the wealthy, means you and other citizens can have the benefit of: higher education at lower prices, investments in new energy sources to keep our planet safe, investing in research programs to make our country be on top again, free/better health care coverage, improving the crippled and crumbling infrastructure and so many other things that other countries are able to enjoy. So as you look at all of these negative ads Romney has about Obama’s tax plan, just keep that in mind.
Romney has some old school views that aren’t only women’s issues, they are economical issues.
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Romney is big for contradicting himself, especially when it comes to women and their rights. By no means am I feminist but the views he has are outrageous. Of course every person is entitled to their religious beliefs, but to push them onto other people and make laws based on them is wrong. Joe Biden says it perfectly:
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These issues are more than just social, they effect our country’s economy. Woman being paid less for equal prevents them from supporting their family. Woman use the services provided by Planned Parenthood to help them not only prevent unwanted pregnancies but to get mammograms and other health services. This organizations allows for women to continue on with their educations and careers, further stimulating the economy, by providing them the contraception they need to ensure they will not get pregnant. Romney has stated on several occasions that he would cut funding to Planned Parenthood, but the funding to Planned Parenthood via the Federal government is roughly $363 million a year which is only about .00024% of our $1.5 trillion deficit. http://www.factcheck.org/2011/04/planned-parenthood/
So clearly there lies issues with Romney’s plan for women, and they are far deeper than the health decisions that women make. The facts and proof are there, it is just a matter of if the voters care to research before making a decision.
Romney asks, “Are you better off than you were four years ago?” What has Obama done? He also says a lot of things a long the lines of Obama hasn’t done anything but give us more debt during his presidency.
Am I better off than I was four years ago? YES, because I am in school and living on my own and paying my own bills at the age of 20, 4 years ago I had no desire to go to school and I was in high school not realizing things much bigger than myself. Part of my change, was how Barack Obama inspired me. (Poke fun all you want, the man gives me chills when he speaks) In regards to the statements about the President not doing anything:
^ actual proof provided
And for you gun lovers out there that say Obama will take away your right to bear arms….
Despite the perception that Mr. Obama is anti-gun rights (gun shop owners say fear of his policies drives strong gun sales), he has repeatedly reaffirmed the right to bear arms. Indeed, the only gun-control laws he has signed as president have been to expand gun rights – allowing guns on national park lands and Amtrak trains. He also said this year that “hunting and shooting are part of a cherished national heritage.”
He does not, however, believe that gun rights should be unrestricted. “The reality of gun ownership may be different for hunters in rural Ohio than they are for those plagued by gang violence in Cleveland, but don’t tell me we can’t uphold the Second Amendment while keeping AK-47s out of the hands of criminals,” Obama declared at the Democratic National Convention in 2008.
Former Massachusetts Governor Romney has taken the same line in the past, especially when he was the Republican executive of a Democratic state. “There’s no question I support Second Amendment rights, but I also support an assault weapon ban,” he said in 2007, referring to his signing of a Massachusetts assault-weapons ban in 2004.
I could go on for days about my issues with Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, there are many things I have left unsaid but the whole point was to make you take into consideration what you just read before making a hasty decision on election day. Your vote does matter and every vote makes a difference. Be smart and make the right educated choice.
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WASHINGTON—With just days left before the election, the nation’s 150 million registered voters have started to remember the simple, reassuring comforts of entrusting control of their country to an extremely out-of-touch white man, sources confirmed Monday.
In the wake of the presidential debates, multiple polls have shown that citizens nationwide are beginning to recall, with great clarity, the soothing, familiar sense of security that comes with handing total domestic and foreign policy authority over to a sixtysomething white male who is completely cut off from any way of life other than his own. And with the country having gone four years without such a familiar, calming, clueless Caucasian presence in the Oval Office, experts reported the populace is now overcome with nostalgia.
“As Election Day approaches, more and more Americans are reminiscing about how much they enjoy it when an old white man who in no way understands them is placed in charge of the world’s largest economy,” University of Virginia political scientist Charles Overberg said. “Indeed, when voters consider whom they’d like to oversee vital social programs and embody the image of the United States projected abroad, the vast majority feel a sense of comfort and safety upon contemplating the familiar, reassuring light-skinned face of a man who is utterly incapable of connecting with them or anyone else of their socioeconomic status in any meaningful way.”
Joss Whedon endorses Mitt Romney as the face of the zombie apocalypse.
Because Joss is amazing.
‘He’s [Romney’s] not afraid to face a ravening grasping hoard of subhumans, because that’s how he sees poor people already.’
I hope all that red doesn’t give you too many nightmares.
(Source: The Huffington Post)
Good news and bad news. The good news is that President Obama won last night’s debate. The bad news is that the entire debate, questions and answers, seemed premised on the false assumption that virtually everyone else on this planet wants to kill us.
Here is a list of the topics last night: (1) Libya embassy attack. (2) War in Syria. (3) Why we shouldn’t cut military spending. (4) Israel or the U.S. attacking Iran. (5) The war in Afghanistan. (6) “Divorcing” Pakistan. (7) What is the greatest future threat to our security?
In other words, seven variations on the same theme: xenophobia. Fear of foreigners.
Let’s go over the basic facts. There are two large oceans that separate us from 191 of the 193 other countries in the world. Our northern border has been peaceful since 1812. Our southern border has been peaceful, more or less, since 1848. In the 229 years since the Treaty of Paris, establishing our independence, foreign military forces have attacked American territory only twice - in both cases, on the outermost periphery.
So how is it that a “foreign policy” debate can be devoted entirely to the single, narrow subject of who is going to kill whom? It appears that the military-industrial complex has not only occupied huge chunks of the federal budget, but also huge chunks of our political discourse, and even our thinking.
Why is it that every candidate for public office keeps pressing that big, red PANIC button? Isn’t there anyone out there who will try to put a little love in our hearts?
Here are some questions that should have been asked last night, but weren’t:
(1) What should we do about the 10+ million undocumented people in this country, more than half of whom came here from Mexico?
(2) Speaking of Mexico, the drug war in Mexico was the most deadly armed conflict in the world last year, killing more people than the war in Afghanistan and the civil war in Syria combined. What should we do about it?
(3) We have run the largest trade deficit in the world every year for roughly the past 20 years. This year, it’s half a trillion dollars, again. Other developed countries like Japan and Germany run consistent trade surpluses. What should we do about this?
(4) The United States is the only industrialized country without universal healthcare, paid vacations and paid sick leave. Why is this? What should we do about it?
(5) Climate change obviously is a worldwide issue. Should the United States participate in efforts to mitigate it? If so, how?
(6) There is tremendous suffering now in both Greece and Spain, with unemployment of 25%+. Should we do anything to help people in those countries?
(7) In poor countries, three million people die each year of respiratory infections, 2.5 million die each year of diarrhea, and two million die of AIDS. Virtually all of these deaths are avoidable. Should we avoid them?
As Charles P. Pierce of Esquire put it, before the debate last night:
Trade is foreign policy. The environment is foreign policy. Energy policy is foreign policy. Human rights are foreign policy. Drought is foreign policy. Starvation is foreign policy. War is generally only foreign policy when one of those other things I mentioned get[s] completely out of control. However, as I suspect we will see argued enthusiastically from both sides tonight, war, and not its historic causes, has come to define foreign policy. Increasingly, it has come to define us as a nation as well. This is a problem that, I predict, will not be addressed at all this evening … .
He was right. It wasn’t addressed at all.
Look - the world is a beautiful place. I know; I’ve seen it. This planet is full of people just like us. It’s not full of monsters and demons and ogres and beasts. And there are solutions to problems other than “shoot it,” “bomb it,” “burn it,” and “kill it.”
Let me make this as simple as possible: The Earth - love it or leave it.
Everything he said was correct. It’s not like either candidate wanted to actually talk about foreign policy anyways. Unlesss it was about who loves Israel more, or why Iran is comic book villain, evil.
He’s said some really horrendous things… but man, I’ve always really like Alan Grayson’s ability to frame his arguments.