Just say no 2 Obama
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Granite City, IL

#21 Aug 21, 2012
Seems like a lot of citizens are down on their luck these days and I speak from experience when I say that it's tough to know who to trust when you're down on your luck.

Learn with me....

"Constitutional republic" – Rule by a government whose powers are limited by law or a formal constitution, and chosen by a vote amongst at least some sections of the populace (Ancient Sparta was in its own terms a republic, though most inhabitants were disenfranchised. The United States is a federal republic). Republics which exclude sections of the populace from participation will typically claim to represent all citizens (by defining people without the vote as "non-citizens").

Does this mean that anyone who does not vote is a "non-citizen?"

"Democracy – Rule by a government chosen by election where most of the populace are enfranchised. The key distinction between a democracy and other forms of constitutional government is usually taken to be that the right to vote is not limited by a person's wealth or race (the main qualification for enfranchisement is usually having reached a certain age). A Democratic government is, therefore, one supported (at least at the time of the election) by a majority of the populace (provided the election was held fairly). A "majority" may be defined in different ways. There are many "power-sharing" (usually in countries where people mainly identify themselves by race or religion) or "electoral-college" or "constituency" systems where the government is not chosen by a simple one-vote-per-person headcount."

Does our vote really count?

"Dictatorship – Rule by an individual who has full power over the country. The term may refer to a system where the dictator came to power, and holds it, purely by force - but it also includes systems where the dictator first came to power legitimately but then was able to amend the constitution so as to, in effect, gather all power for themselves.[10] See also Autocracy and Stratocracy."

Read more about types of governmental controls here;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Government
Mongo

United States

#22 Aug 22, 2012
Anyone that votes for Romney needs to have their head examined because they are clearly insane. He's a joke and a half and his plan on f***ing over the middle/poo class so him and his ultra rich buddies can pay even LESS taxes while spending even MORE government money will go over splendidly.

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#23 Aug 23, 2012
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#24 Aug 23, 2012
Mongo wrote:
Anyone that votes for Romney needs to have their head examined because they are clearly insane. He's a joke and a half and his plan on f***ing over the middle/poo class so him and his ultra rich buddies can pay even LESS taxes while spending even MORE government money will go over splendidly.
Obama has spent more money than almost every president before him combined
Entertained

United States

#25 Aug 23, 2012
Someone needs to go through ECON again. No shit he has. You think prices are gonna stay the same from when Abe Lincoln was president up to now? Obama doesn't control prices. Consumers and producers do. I'm sure Clinton and George W. Jackass spent more than the presidents before them as well. It's like pointing out that things get more expensive each year. No kidding Captain Obvious. You all think Obama is killing our country right now? If you think any conservative that has brought their names up in this candidacy can do a better job then you really must not care about your future or well being. Say bye to unions, reliable life and health insurance, and anything that's keeping us afloat right now.

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#26 Aug 23, 2012
Entertained wrote:
Someone needs to go through ECON again. No shit he has. You think prices are gonna stay the same from when Abe Lincoln was president up to now? Obama doesn't control prices. Consumers and producers do. I'm sure Clinton and George W. Jackass spent more than the presidents before them as well. It's like pointing out that things get more expensive each year. No kidding Captain Obvious. You all think Obama is killing our country right now? If you think any conservative that has brought their names up in this candidacy can do a better job then you really must not care about your future or well being. Say bye to unions, reliable life and health insurance, and anything that's keeping us afloat right now.
No he has spent more than all of the combined !!!!!!!!
u ppl r idiots

Saint Paul, MN

#27 Aug 23, 2012
I have a feeling a lot of rasicts are the ones against Obama. No, he is not the best president by far,a but he is doing a good job. Romney/Ryan will kill this country and make us completly broke in no time. They are for war and the rich! I for one will not vote for someone who is against women, blacks, imigrants(legal), poor, and whatever other racist veiws he has!
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#28 Aug 23, 2012
Real Uncle Sam wrote:
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why support Obama what good has he done? I always like the excuse will look what he was handed its not his fault lol. He's had 3 years in office and has fixed nothing improved nothing. It's also funny how people blindly support him cause of his party lines no matter what just shows how dumb u really are
You are right and you can bet if Obama does not win this election he will say "its Biden's fault". He has NEVER accepted responsibility for anything he has done but he has taken credit on things he has NOT done.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#29 Aug 23, 2012
u ppl r idiots wrote:
I have a feeling a lot of rasicts are the ones against Obama. No, he is not the best president by far,a but he is doing a good job. Romney/Ryan will kill this country and make us completly broke in no time. They are for war and the rich! I for one will not vote for someone who is against women, blacks, imigrants(legal), poor, and whatever other racist veiws he has!
You have to be an idiot to think that a lot of us people are against Obama because we are racist - well let me tell you something - African Americans are a MINORITY GROUP who in the heck to you think put him in office - now get off that RACIST CRAP. As far as wars - OBAMA HAS TWO OF HIS OWN THAT HE ADDED and I might add without going thru Congress - in case you do not know its Lybia and Syria. Romney is not against women it is just another lie that Obama has spread since he has no record to run on as to his accomplishments. Do some real research and stop with the BS - the people do not listen to it anymore and most of us are smart enough to figure out how bad Obama has been. He has divided this country and taken it back to 1960 - just look at what you typed and you can see it.

Since: Aug 12

Belleville, IL

#30 Aug 23, 2012
OMG!!! Energy independence by the year 2020. Can you believe it!? I'm so excited!! Finally REAL HOPE AND CHANGE for our future! So many jobs. Go Romney/Ryan 2012!!

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#31 Aug 23, 2012
article: Romney calls for increased offshore drilling.

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#32 Aug 23, 2012
HOBBS, N.M.(AP)- Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney promised on Thursday to aggressively expand off-shore oil drilling along Virginia, North Carolina and the Gulf of Mexico, changing the subject from social issues like abortion and Medicare that have dominated the debate in the days before the critical Republican National Convention.

Speaking to voters in the heart of New Mexico's oil and gas industry, Romney declared that his energy plans - which include drilling for oil in a federal Alaskan wildlife reserve - would create 3 million jobs and more than $1 trillion in new revenue. And he predicted complete "North American energy independence by 2020, a never-realized goal claimed by presidential candidates for decades."

"That means we produce all the energy we use in North America," Romney said, emphasizing an expansion of oil and gas over wind and solar production. "This is not some pie-in-the-sky kind of thing. This is a real achievable objective."

President Barack Obama did not face voters on Thursday. Instead, he deployed a popular former president, Bill Clinton, to help convince a divided electorate that he simply needs more time to fix the nation's struggling economy. Clinton is expected to speak at the Democratic National Convention next month and play a prominent role in the final months before Election Day.

"We need to keep going with his plan," Clinton says of Obama in a new television ad set to run in eight battleground states.

The push to re-frame the debate comes at a delicate time, sandwiched between the sudden resurgence of abortion in the race and Monday's opening of the Republican National Convention. The event in Tampa is supposed to be all about nominating Romney, emphasizing his plans for the economy and projecting unity. But those plans were disrupted this week by Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin of Missouri, who said in an interview that victims of "legitimate rape" can biologically avoid pregnancy. Romney, who has relentlessly tried to avoid a fight over social issues, led a chorus of Republican officials who demanded Akin abandon his Senate bid. The congressman has so far refused.

The uproar raises broader concerns for Romney's effort to win over female voters. At the same time, a strengthening tropical storm is forcing Republicans to prepare for big schedule changes or even the possibility of mandatory evacuations. GOP convention planners on Thursday said they are working closely with local officials and are moving forward with the convention as scheduled.

The stakes are high, the outcome uncertain 75 days before voters choose their next president and the majorities of Congress.

Polling suggests that the presidential contest is essentially a tossup, although Obama maintains a slight lead among women. Research also suggests that more voters trust Obama's plans for Medicare than Romney's. It's an advantage that could prove significant given Romney's selection of running mate Paul Ryan, the House budget architect who crafted a controversial plan to transform Medicare into a voucher-like system for future retirees.

But Romney did not mention Medicare or abortion in Hobbs. And he agreed to an interview with CBS' Denver affiliate, KCNC, only under the stipulation that he would not be asked about abortion or Akin's comments.

Instead, the former Massachusetts governor accused Obama of crafting an energy policy designed to benefit campaign contributors.

"He's taken federal dollars, your money, to advance these companies - solar companies, wind companies -$90 billion in so-called green jobs," Romney said of the president, seizing on the administration's investment in the failed solar company Solyndra. "I don't want the government investing in companies, particularly companies of his campaign contributors."

Romney specifically cited drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as part of a broad plan to generate millions of additional barrels of oil each day.

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#33 Aug 23, 2012
HOBBS, N.M.(AP)- Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney promised on Thursday to aggressively expand off-shore oil drilling along Virginia, North Carolina and the Gulf of Mexico, changing the subject from social issues like abortion and Medicare that have dominated the debate in the days before the critical Republican National Convention.

Speaking to voters in the heart of New Mexico's oil and gas industry, Romney declared that his energy plans - which include drilling for oil in a federal Alaskan wildlife reserve - would create 3 million jobs and more than $1 trillion in new revenue. And he predicted complete "North American energy independence by 2020, a never-realized goal claimed by presidential candidates for decades."

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#34 Aug 25, 2012
u ppl r idiots wrote:
I have a feeling a lot of rasicts are the ones against Obama. No, he is not the best president by far,a but he is doing a good job. Romney/Ryan will kill this country and make us completly broke in no time. They are for war and the rich! I for one will not vote for someone who is against women, blacks, imigrants(legal), poor, and whatever other racist veiws he has!
ummm where is Obama doing a good job ?????

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#35 Aug 26, 2012
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#36 Aug 30, 2012
Washington Post Admits Protecting Obama Before Election
Even the ombudsman from 2005 through 2008 ( Deborah Howell) agreed by saying “some of the conservatives’ complaints about a liberal tilt [at The Post] are valid.”

This is what Pexton is now saying.

I won’t quibble with her conclusion. I think she was right. I read all of The Post’s lengthier, meatier stories on Obama published from October 2006 through Election Day 2008... I think there was way too little coverage of his record in the Illinois Senate and U.S. Senate".

Most of us Conservatives already knew this. We already knew that Obama's record in the US Senate was hardly ever mentioned in the media let alone his record in the Illinois Senate. He was an empty slate when he became President.

Pexton says the Washington Post is going to spend more time on Obama's record but a little too late, isn't it? The other thing is this. Most Americans are already aware of Obama's record. The economy is on everybody's mind. There is nothing the Washington Post would say that we don't already know. Perhaps they will give specifics but we all know the budget is getting out of hand and the economy is sinking in the toilet.

Read more at http://www.reagancoalition.com/articles/2012/...

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#37 Aug 31, 2012
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#38 Aug 31, 2012
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AlwaysRight

Edwardsville, IL

#39 Sep 1, 2012
You Granite City bozos are taught only one Letter in school when it comes to elections...the D letter. You have turned your city, onc an industrial powerhouse, into a welfare cespool thanks to your D buddies who have enslaved you and your children to a life of welfare while they live the life of the liberal elitist.
Be proud of yourselves being charter members of the parasite class that drug the greatest country in the world into the sewers
mahz

East Alton, IL

#40 Sep 1, 2012
AlwaysRight wrote:
You Granite City bozos are taught only one Letter in school when it comes to elections...the D letter. You have turned your city, onc an industrial powerhouse, into a welfare cespool thanks to your D buddies who have enslaved you and your children to a life of welfare while they live the life of the liberal elitist.
Be proud of yourselves being charter members of the parasite class that drug the greatest country in the world into the sewers
which party controls Belleville and all of St Clair county bozo? Be proud of yourself loser.

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