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“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

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#793363 Nov 4, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, just what America wants. a 70-year-old worn out hag in the White House.
Republicans elected one.... Reagan...

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#793364 Nov 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Right-wing ‘Swift-boat’ smear fizzles
Obama should have been destroyed by now. That was the plan.
He was going to be “Swift-boated” in this election, just like John Kerry was in 2004.
It would be about Benghazi, where on Sept. 11 of this year, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. This would be the spear point that would fatally wound the Obama campaign.
It would be a classic smear: The Obama administration had delivered a “stand down” order to potential rescuers, and so four Americans had died.
Why would any agency or anybody in the administration do such a thing? It didn’t matter. Wingnuts can always find motives. There are still people who say Bill Clinton murdered Vince Foster. Whole books have been written about that one.
There are legitimate questions to be answered about what happened at Benghazi. There always are questions after such tragedies. Warnings were ignored by the George W. Bush administration before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, after all.
Were warnings ignored in Libya? Hindsight will probably find some.
And Stevens would hardly have ventured to Benghazi with inadequate protection if he thought there were legitimate warnings not to do so.
So a different narrative, a different point of attack, would have to be found for Benghazi.
On Oct. 26, Fox News reported that urgent requests for military backup during the attacks in Benghazi “was denied by officials in the CIA chain of command — who also told the CIA operators twice to ‘stand down’ rather than help the ambassador’s team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11.”
The CIA and State Department denied it, but “stand down” would become the rallying cry for the far right.
It not only appeared everywhere on social media, but on Friday, as Obama was on his way to a rally at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard, Ohio, it “passed small groups of onlookers, including a slightly larger cluster holding signs related to Benghazi, such as:‘We won’t stand down ... Benghazi,’ and,‘What are you hiding?’” according to the White House press pool report.
But Benghazi has proven to be not dynamite, but a firecracker. The October surprise has not turned into a bombshell. Instead, it has bombed.
http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/16111...
David Ignatius, the highly respected columnist and associate editor of the Washington Post, who had been vigorous in demanding more information about Benghazi, wrote online Thursday,“While there were multiple errors that led to the final tragedy, there’s no evidence that the White House or CIA leadership deliberately delayed or impeded rescue efforts.”
That doesn't absolve them of the responsibility for those deaths.

If someone goes out drinking and kills a van full of family, they are still guilty of the deaths. If they leave the scene, it is still an attempt at coverup. and when they go to trial, they are still found guilty and still pay the price. Same difference. They certainly didn't walk into the bar "intending" to kill someone, but it is totally their fault the family is dead because of their choices.

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#793365 Nov 4, 2012
Some pollsters have started to notice that independent voters, who until recently were leaning toward Mitt Romney, may be trickling back toward President Obama with just days until the election.

A Zogby poll finds Obama has picked up five points among independents, perhaps because of how he has handled the federal response to Hurricane Sandy. Meanwhile the latest national Public Policy Polling tracking poll shows Obama turning a longtime disadvantage with independents into a 49% to 44% advantage.

Furthermore, a new national ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll shows Obama and Romney deadlocked with independents, at 46% each, matching Obama's best showing among that group in that survey and coming after Romney had reached a high of 58% just a week and a half earlier.

Finally, the Politico/GWU tracking poll finds the two men essentially tied with independents just a week after Romney held a double-digit lead with them.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#793366 Nov 4, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yahoo news?!?.....yawn.
i know how you feel.

http://www.foxnews.com/
carol

Orlando, FL

#793367 Nov 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
carol's busy right now trying to find a new definition of slander.
Slander is slander. Like accusing an opponent of a felony or accusing them of killing someone's wife wrongly.

Getting answers to a dead ambassador -

Well, you see the difference.
carol

Orlando, FL

#793368 Nov 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
President Obama has seen a boost in his job approval ratings in the past week as the nation has dealt with Superstorm Sandy and its aftermath. Meanwhile, Republican challenger Mitt Romney's favorability has hit a rough patch following almost a month of gains.
http://news.yahoo.com/obamas-approval-rises-s...
Too bad the last jobs report showed unemployment went up again.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#793369 Nov 4, 2012
keyedup wrote:
THIS IS WHY OBAMA WINS IN FLOIDA...
ST. PETERSBURG --
Today is the final day for early voting in Tuesday's general election, and long lines are forming across Florida.
Some sites are reporting a wait time of up to four hours in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, while locations in Hillsborough and Duval counties are reporting between 15 minutes to about an hour.
Despite record turnout in many parts of the state, Florida Gov. Rick Scott rejected calls to extend early voting through Sunday to help alleviate long lines at the polls.
That call was renewed Saturday by U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, a Democrat who is running for reelection against Rep. Connie Mack IV.
A news release from Nelson's campaign said the early voting process "has been plagued by long lines and a lack of adequate polling space that's resulting in an untold number of voters bring turned away or becoming too discouraged to vote."
“You should be doing everything in (your) power to make sure everybody has the chance to vote, and that their vote is counted,” Nelson said in a letter to Scott.“Instead, Gov. Scott, you are allowing people to be turned away and jeopardizing the credibility of Florida’s election.”
About 25 million people have already voted in 34 states and the District of Columbia, either by mail or in person. About three million voters have cast their ballots in Florida.
Those wishing to avoid potential long lines at the polls Tuesday have until 7 p.m. today to vote in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Polk, Pasco and Citrus counties. In Hernando County, voting sites close at 4:30 p.m.
Voters must bring identification and vote in the county in which they are registered. Those in line by 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote.
Some Democrats and Democratic-leaning groups pushed for early voting to continue through Sunday, but Gov. Rick Scott said no. So voting sites will be closed on Sunday and Monday, and the polls will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday.
So what....people used to have only ONE day to vote, during the week when most had to work. This is in no way disenfranchisement of anyone. But you'll THINK it is if your side loses.

BTW, this election is so close, NO ONE will know until Tuesday who wins, no matter who writes articles or who posts here.
carol

Orlando, FL

#793370 Nov 4, 2012
OBAMA TWO TERM PRESIDENT wrote:
Let democracy prevail vote
OBAMA-BIDEN on tuesday.
You really want Biden to be one step away from the presidency another four years?

That alone is worth rethinking your vote.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#793371 Nov 4, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Two evangelical friends said yesterday "I'm voting for Romney because he's anti abortion and gay marriage"
That's it, in a nutshell. They have no concept of Mitt and his shenanigans, nor do they care that he's a liar. The Christian rightwing votes on abortion and gay marriage. Nothing else.
Both candidates are pro-homosexual and are behind the homosexual agenda. America is under political judgment and the church does not know it!

http://defendproclaimthefaith.org/blog/...

Very sketchy source, but at least it's not anonymous.

hey carol....there's some slander for ya.

Since: Sep 08

Joliet, Illinois

#793372 Nov 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Romney Gets Lost In Fox News Benghazi Bubble
Debate moderator Candy Crowley pointed out what other journalists did last night, that Obama mentioned "acts of terror" while addressing the Benghazi attack in the Rose Garden on September 12, the day after Americans were killed in Libya.
And for the record, the next day Obama said the same thing: "I want people around the world to hear me: To all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished.
So how could the Republican candidate be so misinformed about what Obama had said about the attack on Americans? And why did Romney cling to the false claim that the president had refused to call it an act of terror?
Short answer: Fox News.
As Erik Wemple at the Washington Post noted, in a deeply ironic twist it appears Romney was a victim of conservative misinformation on the topic of Benghazi. "Romney revealed that perhaps he'd spent some time inside a coverage bubble on the Benghazi story," Wemple wrote. "In the words of one onlooker, he "[c]onfused conservative spin for the truth."
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/10/17/romne...
Yes Obama did mention "acts of terror" in the Rose garden the day after the Americans were killed in Benghazi. He mentioned it in general terms. He did not say "the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi was an act of terror."

What he did say specifically about this incident was that it was a spontaneous responce to a you tube video.He mentioned this at the United Nations while apologizing to the world for this event. This same speech denied US government involvement in the creation of the video, but he did mention we have freedom of speech in our country which is why this person could make this video.

The fact is the person who produced that video has been in jail for a "parole violation" since this event occured. I guess one can infer that making an anti islam video is a "parole violation" now.
This administration seems to be trouncing on citizens rights.

TWO more DAYS.

Romney/Ryan 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#793373 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Which is absolutely no different than two far lefties saying they're voting for Obama because he IS pro abortion and pro gay marriage (after he was against it, of course).
So what's your point?
Good morning, Lily.
No one is pro abortion, that is a fallacy promoted by the right.
We are pro choice and womens rights.

My point is that many of the rightwingers keep saying that it's the economy; I think that women vote social issues more, without considering the rest.

Did you move this weekend? Happy new home to you, I'm leaving soon to see the President today in Hollywood for the second time. I'll tell you said "Hi"

BTW, The President has an 85.1% chance of winning against Romney, who is at 14.9%

“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#793374 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Slander is slander. Like accusing an opponent of a felony or accusing them of killing someone's wife wrongly.
Getting answers to a dead ambassador -
Well, you see the difference.
no one cares you fool,, Get up to date on the news,, turn the channel dummy
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#793375 Nov 4, 2012
abbynormall wrote:
<quoted text>
That doesn't absolve them of the responsibility for those deaths.
If someone goes out drinking and kills a van full of family, they are still guilty of the deaths. If they leave the scene, it is still an attempt at coverup. and when they go to trial, they are still found guilty and still pay the price. Same difference. They certainly didn't walk into the bar "intending" to kill someone, but it is totally their fault the family is dead because of their choices.
Yeah, same deal happened to Bush.

a crying shame it is. you know, that FOX won't dare make the comparison.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#793376 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
The economy usually gets better when a Republican Congress is in control of spending and a Democrat president moves center.
It usually gets worse when a Democrat Congress is in control of spending and a Democrat president remains immoveably far left.
Things didn't get any better with a Democrat Congress and a Democrat president for two years. Neither has it gotten any better with a Democrat controlled Senate and a Democrat president the past two years - 2 out of 3 stacked against Republicans.
It's amazing you can't see that. The only hope we have is if Republicans win back the Senate and keep the House - when it's stacked 2 out of 3 against the president if Obama should win. That's what happened under Clinton.
The housing market crisis was something altogether different since both parties ignored the warnings.
A Democrat Congress was in control of spending before it happened, but it's easier to blame a Republican president who issued the warnings.
Good morning.
Things didn't get better for two years under a Democratic president and Congress you clueless twit?
When Obama took office the GDP was under water with a -8.9% growth rate and by the third quarter it was back in positive territory with a modest 1.4% ending the year with a 4% growth rate. If we had the kind of obstructionist House that we have now we would have sunk into an all out depression which is exactly what they wanted do.
The Republicans are the ones that are holding back the economic recovery in this country.
In 2011 the President put forth the American Jobs Act which was blocked by the GOP. This would have put people back to work and further stimulated the economy.
–Moody’s Analytics estimated the American Jobs Act would create 1.9 million jobs and add two percent to gross domestic product.
–The Economic Policy Institute estimated it would create 2.6 million jobs and protect an addition 1.6 million existing jobs.
–Macroeconomic Advisers predicted it would create 2.1 million jobs and boost GDP by 1.5 percent.
–Goldman Sachs estimated it would add 1.5 percent to GDP.
But the Republicans have no interest in either putting Americans to work or improving the economy; their goal is to blame Obama for their own obstructionist policies.
Obama's policies are only far left from the perspective of the far right idiots like you. A critical examination puts him at more of a centrist Republican.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#793377 Nov 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
carol's busy right now trying to find a new definition of slander.
It's not slanderous if it's true. BTW, Obama has more than slandered Romney and misstated Romney's presidential platform many times. So get over it.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#793378 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Slander is slander. Like accusing an opponent of a felony or accusing them of killing someone's wife wrongly.
Getting answers to a dead ambassador -
Well, you see the difference.
So, Mitt has hired Glen Beck to court the evangelicals? LOL!

Obama 306.9
Romney 231.1

electoral votes
Imhotep

United States

#793379 Nov 4, 2012
Judge wrote:
<quoted text>FauxNews Lies:
1. America's Newsroom falsely claimed in on-screen text that President Obama's 2010 budget proposal of $3.6 trillion for year 2010 was "4 times bigger than Bush's costliest plan." In fact, President Bush submitted a $3.1 trillion budget proposal for year 2009 and a $2.9 trillion budget proposal for year 2008.
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America's Newsroom: On April 2, 2009, guest host Alisyn Camerota stated that "Obama's cap-and-trade proposal would cost $3,100 per U.S. household." But MIT professor John Reilly has disputed the GOP's calculation of an average household cost of $3,128 is "nearly 10 times the correct estimate" based on his study's cap-and-trade model. PolitiFact.com rated the $3,100 figure a "pants on fire" falsehood.
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Fox News, in 2008, reported a completely unsubstantiated rumor that Obama was raised in a Muslim madrasah. Obama attended the school for two years as a child when he was 6 years of age.
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When the 9/12 Tea Party march on DC was being reported on air by Fox News, the numbers of attendees reported were to be 1.5 million to 1.7 million. In fact, the true number of attendees was between 60,000 and 70,000.
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When the false "death panel" rumors started in August, 2009, Fox News reported on a supposed, "death book" put out by the Veterans Health Administration. The book proved them to be totally lying.
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In March 2009, Fox News purposely altered the timeline of a statement made by Vice-President Joe Biden. "the fundamentals of the economy are strong" was actually from the campaign, stated during 2008, and selectively edited By Fox News to seem more recent.
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Fox News repeatedly reported that Kevin Jennings, an Assistant Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, was told by a 15 year old boy that he was having sexual encounters with older men and that Jennings failed to report this conversation to proper authorities. Th fact was that the boy wasn't 15. He was above the legal age of consent.
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Fox's reporters repeatedly claimed that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, had banned military recruiters from Harvard Law School's campus while Dean. The truth was that Kagan had briefly banned the school's Office of Career Services from working with military recruiters -- she never banned ANY recruiters from Harvard's campus.
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Alas... The Faux News 'fact' obfuscation machine is a mirror of Dr. Goebbels propaganda machine in the 30's. "a lie repeated often enough eventually becomes true".

Fox viewers remain the most ill informed, fact allergic and reality challenged individuals.

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#793380 Nov 4, 2012
Nate Silver finds President Obama with an 84% chance to win the presidential election and that the barrage of swing state polls showing him leading Mitt Romney represents "powerful evidence against the idea that the race is a 'tossup.'

A tossup race isn't likely to produce 19 leads for one candidate and one for the other -- any more than a fair coin is likely to come up heads 19 times and tails just once in 20 tosses.(The probability of a fair coin doing so is about 1 chance in 50,000.)"

"Instead, Mr. Romney will have to hope that the coin isn't fair, and instead has been weighted to Mr. Obama's advantage. In other words, he'll have to hope that the polls have been biased in Mr. Obama's favor... They could be biased. Based on the historical reliability of polls, we put the chance that they will be biased enough to elect Mr. Romney at 16%."
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#793381 Nov 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Both candidates are pro-homosexual and are behind the homosexual agenda. America is under political judgment and the church does not know it!
http://defendproclaimthefaith.org/blog/...
Very sketchy source, but at least it's not anonymous.
hey carol....there's some slander for ya.
Oh brother. Went to see Argo last night, good movie
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#793382 Nov 4, 2012
glennm69 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes Obama did mention "acts of terror" in the Rose garden the day after the Americans were killed in Benghazi. He mentioned it in general terms. He did not say "the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi was an act of terror."
What he did say specifically about this incident was that it was a spontaneous responce to a you tube video.He mentioned this at the United Nations while apologizing to the world for this event. This same speech denied US government involvement in the creation of the video, but he did mention we have freedom of speech in our country which is why this person could make this video.
The fact is the person who produced that video has been in jail for a "parole violation" since this event occured. I guess one can infer that making an anti islam video is a "parole violation" now.
This administration seems to be trouncing on citizens rights.
TWO more DAYS.
Romney/Ryan 2012
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