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Republican National Convention- August 28, 2012

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“Umbrae Pulvisque”

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#1 Aug 29, 2012
Watching the crowd react to NJ governor Chris Christie I got the distinct impression: the crowd was realizing more and more that the wrong man was on the Republican Presidential Ticket; Mitt Romney was more interested in carrying on a conversation with Condoleeza Rice than he was in listening to 17 minutes of Governor Chris Christie promoting himself; even after he stopped talking to Condoleeza Rice, Mitt Romney's facial expression seemed to reveal a bit of disgust or disappointment in NJ Governor Chris Christie; that NJ Governor Chris Christie is the Republican Party's version of Bill Clinton at a national convention, though not nearly as full of hot air as Clinton. The whole thing was like watching a Bachelor Party where the stripper was Marilyn Monroe, knowing the groom was going to be married to Phyllis Diller. Thank goodness the broadcast was only 1 hour long!
Very

Huntsville, AL

#2 Aug 29, 2012
bizarre to watch Ann Romney cajoling women to support the Republicans who don't value them, who would further reduce health services and education and would increase the economic pressure on them. Even stranger were the calls from many speakers for more sacrifice from the middle and working class as the Republicans promote even more tax breaks for the rich. All the crap about small businesses is a smokescreen for encouraging even more skimming of the wealth by large corporations, more deregulation that led to the recession and fewer environmental constraints to protect vital land and water resources. To hear Santorum's absolute lies about the president and scapegoating of the poor while playing choirboy was sick.

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#3 Aug 29, 2012
Very wrote:
bizarre to watch Ann Romney cajoling women to support the Republicans who don't value them, who would further reduce health services and education and would increase the economic pressure on them. Even stranger were the calls from many speakers for more sacrifice from the middle and working class as the Republicans promote even more tax breaks for the rich. All the crap about small businesses is a smokescreen for encouraging even more skimming of the wealth by large corporations, more deregulation that led to the recession and fewer environmental constraints to protect vital land and water resources. To hear Santorum's absolute lies about the president and scapegoating of the poor while playing choirboy was sick.
Utter nonsense on your part, of course. But we don't expect the modern left to understand anything about personal liberty, economic growth, or the private sector.

After all, you folks still think Barack Obama is doing a good job.

We need smaller government, more tax breaks for all, reduced job-killing regulation that caused the recession, and fewer artificial environmental roadblocks that drive investment and jobs overseas, forcing the U.S. to do business with our enemies, while our enemies get wealthy off U.S. dollars that used to stay right here.

We want American oil, American electronics, Americans to answer the phones when we call for customer service or technical support.

Politics as usual is selling out the birthright of the American people, and Brack Obama represents politics as usual.

We know Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security are going broke. That is simple fact that Barack Obama may not understand, but independent analysts, and the people around him, do. "Solving" the issue until 2016 or 2024 does nothing for the average U.S. citizen, but it does kick the can farther down the road and give Obama the ability to trumpet his weak "success' and possibly garner enough votes to secure re-election.

We need REAL solutions. Folks who diss modern Republicans for perceived past failures can continue to do so, but the ignores the reality that the fellow in the presidency today is absolutely clueless about what to do next, now that all of his prior attempts at "fixing" things have been utter and complete failure.

I see no reason to reward that failure with a second chance..er...term.
dpb

Saguache, CO

#4 Aug 29, 2012
"...modern Republicans" is an oxymoron moron.

“Umbrae Pulvisque”

Since: Apr 09

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#5 Aug 29, 2012
Gee, it seems to me the reason we're in the mess we're in is due to the Republican Party! Don't get me wrong, I LOATHED Bill Clinton, but he handed over an economy in great shape and a considerable surplus on January 20, 2001. At the end of the George W. Bush administration, the economy had been devastated by the greed of money-lenders, insurance and mortgage giants, and speculators, who were nevertheless bailed out by Mr. Bush before he left office. The Republican Party, and their Wall Street allies, ARE the reason we're in this mess. It's going to take time to get us out. Mr. Obama was a bit too optimistic in figuring out how long it was going to take, but wasn't Mr. Bush also a bit too optimistic when he appeared on that carrier's flight deck, in full flying overalls, under the banner "Mission Accomplished"? Everyone makes errors in their appraisals of situations sometimes-but how could anyone condemn a President who did get the auto industry back on its feet; who has succeeded in job creation, HOWEVER MODEST, every year- compare that to the last few years of the President Bush Administration, where jobs WERE BEING LOST EVERY MONTH. Don't accuse us, FORMER REPUBLICANS, of being on the left. We're in the Middle and looking out for THE PEOPLE. The Republican Party doesn't give a tinkers' dam about the people- only about WEASELS who avoid paying taxes by banking in the Cayman Islands and Switzerland. Now more than ever, the old saying:
"put your money where your mouth" is more valid than ever before.

DON'T FORGET THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA ALSO INHERITED TWO WARS THAT ARE CONTINUING TO BLEED US DRY- EVEN THOUGH SUPPOSEDLY, THE WAR INN IRAQ IS OVER. UNTIL WE GET EACH AND EVERY LAST GI OUT OF THERE, THE WAR IS STILL ON AND THE WAR DEBT CONTINUES TO MOUNT, FINANCIALLY AND IN TERMS OF HUMAN LIFE.

Republicans are like the driver in a car that got us stuck in a mudfield off the road, and now that he's the passenger, he won't get out of the car to help those trying to get back on the road. All he can do is pee and moan and say that he knows how to drive and he'll get us out of this mess. You had your chance and you blew it. Quit blocking the President at every turn and put your shoulder to the wheel, put your money where your mouth is, and help all Americans get back on their feet!

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#6 Aug 29, 2012
BarefootJoe wrote:
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Sorry, but your assessment is wholly incorrect. It was not George W. Bush and the Republican party that caused this recession. It was government intervention that forced lenders to loan money to people who could not afford to pay it back that caused the "housing bubble" that led to the recession. And it was leftist Democrats and "moderate" Republicans who signed on to that stupidity. Being a member of either political party does not automatically make one smart, but many Republicans went to the Democrat congress during George W. Bush's second term with warnings and possible solutions, only to be rebuffed by Barney Frank and the like who said everything was "a-ok" and there was nothing to worry about. Were Frank and congressional Democrats setting Bush up for the fall so they could maneuver a Democrat win in 2008? Whelp, if Democrats can continue to label Republicans as contemptible manipulators who care about nothing but winning elections, there's no reason I cannot make the same charge against Democrats.

Personally, I don't think Frank and his cohorts were that smart. I just think they actually believed that forcing private lenders to give loans to people who don't qualify for one was a good idea. "Social Justice" trumps common sense and sound actuarial practices, in the liberal mind, every time.

If Republicans were at fault for anything during Bush's tenure, it was that some participated in the spending orgy usually reserved for Democrats, and didn't bang the warning drum loud enough to the American people, hoping the coming housing collapse would magically disappear.

And your all-caps diatribe againt the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is the same old tired rehashing of the left's re-writing of history. The Democrats were right there with Bush early on, supporting military action in both Iraq and Afghanistan. They only turned on him to a point bordering treason when things in the middle east didn't go as "swimmingly" as planned, and the Democrats sniffed blood in the water and saw a political opportunity. What little faith remained in me in Democrats at that time quickly evaporated when I saw that veteran jackass Harry Reid lead the verbal pile on against our President, and watched Nancy Pelosi's giant pie-hole sucking air that should be reserved for real Americans in order to support her shrill personal attacks.

"F" them. Anyone who remains a Democrat today simply cannot be trusted to have the good sense to run anything but the middle-level management staff of a bleeding-heart social program. But there'd better be a hard-nosed fiscal conservative controlling the purse strings, keeping the bleeding hearts in check.

The one thing the Federal government DOES get right is when the military is used in places like Iraq and Afghanistan to secure the future safety of American citizens here at home. I will never forget that militant Islam wants to kill both you and me,our kids, and our grandkids. Using our military to snuff out such a scourge is good by me, not to mention the fact that it is an expressed constitutional duty of the Federal Gov't to protect the U.S. The only problem we have today is that our military is so ham-strung by political correctness that they can't get in there and lay total waste to the whole place like they used to. These days, rather than killing all who oppose us in order to preserve freedeom, our idiot bueaucrats think we can change hearts and minds by only killing some of them..so we let some of them live thinking that by being "nice" they won't come back and try to kill us later. We carpet bombed Germany, and they became our ally. We nuked Japan, and they became our friends. Take a lesson from that. Can you imaging any modern U.S. General being nick-named "Old Blood and Guts"?

We need the equal of George S Patton in the middle east today..and we could probably find one..if our politicians would get the "f" out of the way.
That

Huntsville, AL

#7 Aug 29, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
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Sorry, but your assessment is wholly incorrect. It was not George W. Bush and the Republican party that caused this recession. It was government intervention that forced lenders to loan money to people who could not afford to pay it back that caused the "housing bubble" that led to the recession.
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is a lie. Nobody forced anybody. Fraud was was rampant and unregulated in the mortgage and finance world and has gone unpunished. A direct result of the deregulation ideology. Repugs have been blocking the necessary regulatory oversight.

“26.2”

Since: Feb 08

Santa Fe, NM

#9 Aug 29, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
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The one thing the Federal government DOES get right is when the military is used in places like Iraq and Afghanistan to secure the future safety of American citizens here at home. I will never forget that militant Islam wants to kill both you and me,our kids, and our grandkids. Using our military to snuff out such a scourge is good by me, not to mention the fact that it is an expressed constitutional duty of the Federal Gov't to protect the U.S. The only problem we have today is that our military is so ham-strung by political correctness that they can't get in there and lay total waste to the whole place like they used to. These days, rather than killing all who oppose us in order to preserve freedeom, our idiot bueaucrats think we can change hearts and minds by only killing some of them..so we let some of them live thinking that by being "nice" they won't come back and try to kill us later. We carpet bombed Germany, and they became our ally. We nuked Japan, and they became our friends. Take a lesson from that. Can you imaging any modern U.S. General being nick-named "Old Blood and Guts"?
We need the equal of George S Patton in the middle east today..and we could probably find one..if our politicians would get the "f" out of the way.
The problem is that none of the schmucks we have to choose from in our elections, Democrat or Republican, have the guts to turn Tehran into a great big radioactive parking lot. And even if one of them did have the courage to suggest such an action, the rest of them would not allow it. The typical USA politician today is way too preoccupied with 1) morphing into the candidate with the broadest appeal (within party boundaries); and 2) raising money from special interests. That won't change until we are attacked on our own soil, and it will take more than just a handfull of bearded buttfukkers flying airplanes into buildings for a day. USA did see a brief glimmer of bi-partisan patriotism after 9-11 but it was very short lived.

Since: Oct 08

Santa Fe, NM

#10 Aug 29, 2012
Another all star night where they hit it out
of the ballpark.

Of course dumb as c-r-a-ps are in denial that
their hope and change has turned to deperation
and same old kick the can down the road.

All the broken promises, the I will bring us
together line and of course his continual
diatribe about blaming the other guy has got
old. First rule of leadership is to take
responsibility for what has happened.

Please no one tell the dumb as c-r-aps what comes
after Trillion.

MAOBAMA one bad a-r-s-e mistake Amerika!

Can you take another 4 years of no leadership - he is not even inept - he just has no leadership talent at all.

Since: May 10

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#11 Aug 30, 2012
Hey lefties!

Here are some of the results of your supposed "unregulated" banking industry.

Proud of yourselves?

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/08/30/bank-wor...

So don't tell me that more banking regulation is GOOD for the United States, because that's bullshite.
irrelevant

Huntsville, AL

#12 Aug 30, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
Hey lefties!

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nonsense. We are talking about fraud that wrecked the world economy, bonehead.

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#13 Aug 30, 2012
irrelevant wrote:
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nonsense. We are talking about fraud that wrecked the world economy, bonehead.
Bullcrap.

Increasing over-regulation of banking since the Great Depression did nothing to stop the worldwide recession that started in 2008. But it did contribute to it by forcing lenders to loan money to people who could not afford to pay it back. And increased credit card legislation scared banks into reducing credit limits and in some cases closing outright the credit card accounts of people who didn't even owe any money on them, which further scared consumers into reducing spending.

Regardless, U.S. Banking laws are U.S. banking laws. There are not the laws that govern the world economy.

But, it's proven fact that increased banking regulation DOES indeed cause senior citizens to lose their jobs, contributing to unemployment. Obama and the Democrats, with the support of people like you, are fully responsible for that.

“Umbrae Pulvisque”

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#14 Aug 30, 2012
Hey, I'm not affiliated with ANY political party- but I AM a registered voter. My sympathies, and my vote right now is with President Obama. And for those of you who like to call the Democrats insulting names, I've got a beaut that's not only fitting, but accurate for the Republicans:

REPO-WE-CAN- It's perfect. It's accurate.

MITT ROMNEY, PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS!!!

(Get it out of Cayman Islands & Switzerland and invest in the USA instead!!! What kind of "patriot" are you???!!!)
That

Huntsville, AL

#15 Aug 30, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
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. But it did contribute to it by forcing lenders to loan money to people who could not afford to pay it back.
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is a lie
Deregulation

Huntsville, AL

#16 Aug 30, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
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Increasing over-regulation of banking since the Great Depression did nothing to stop the worldwide recession that started in 2008.
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actions like the repeal Glass Steagall and the refusal to regulate things like credit default swaps and pure fraud in the packaging and rating of mortgage assets caused the recession.

Bullcrap yourself

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#17 Aug 30, 2012
Cary L Nickel wrote:
Hey lefties!
Here are some of the results of your supposed "unregulated" banking industry.
Proud of yourselves?
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/08/30/bank-wor...
Because Fox News is a totally unbiased website that has no agenda of its own.
Yeah

Huntsville, AL

#18 Aug 30, 2012
Shmotz wrote:
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Because Fox News is a totally unbiased website that has no agenda of its own.
- aside from being a totally irrelevant story.

“Each Thought Creates A Reality”

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#19 Aug 30, 2012
BarefootJoe wrote:
MITT ROMNEY, PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS!!!
(Get it out of Cayman Islands & Switzerland and invest in the USA instead!!! What kind of "patriot" are you???!!!)
Too funny. Where have you been? It is a global economy. You don't invest in international mutual funds obviously. Try investing in any fund that doesn't have ties overseas. GM? Try China. Walmart? Try China? Who buys our treasuries? Try China. The old "Buy American" slogan. Obama's tour Bus was built where? Not China. Not the USA. Give it a rest.

“Each Thought Creates A Reality”

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#20 Aug 30, 2012
"Our country, love it or buy it." It's been bought.

“Umbrae Pulvisque”

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#21 Aug 30, 2012
Willothewisp wrote:
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Too funny. Where have you been? It is a global economy. You don't invest in international mutual funds obviously. Try investing in any fund that doesn't have ties overseas. GM? Try China. Walmart? Try China? Who buys our treasuries? Try China. The old "Buy American" slogan. Obama's tour Bus was built where? Not China. Not the USA. Give it a rest.
My money's in my home in Far NE Heights (paid off in April 12, 2012), and a Certificate of Deposit, and a savings account. The way speculators and fat cats manipulate stocks, and with all of the Bernie Madoff's still loose out there, I wouldn't invest in either single stocks or mutual funds. Romney is a guy who even lies and cheats his own church, and who invests in things like tobacco and alcohol despite his own church's doctrines. That's what tells you this guy is a world-class weasel. "It is easier for a camel to get through the eye of a needle than it is for a Romney to get into Heaven". I don't care how many other little rules he's obeyed, or Family Home Evenings he's observed. I do like Mitt's wife. She is a DISH. And even there, he married outside of his Church, also in contradiction to their doctrines. Ann was not a Mormonette when Mitt married her, but a Presbyterian.
This guy is a chamaleon who just wants to be president to MAKE MORE MONEY FOR HIM AND HIS BUDDIES.

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