Who do you support for U.S. Senate in...
dr spin

Pepperell, MA

#1052 Sep 4, 2012
Malden MA wrote:
I think people are sick and tired of all the Obama negative campaiging and there's nothing anyone from the above list of speakers can say or do that's going to fix the mess this country is in We gave Obama a chance Its time for real leadership and someone who has business and financial experience to get America up and running again with the real kind of stimulus the economy needs We need growth and development and not an influx of illegal parasites Enough is enough
I agree, however the press will spin the convention as the greatest
event ever. Women will faint, grown men will weep, and children
will rush to touch the hem of his garments, and chris will get a
tingle in his leg.
Malden MA

United States

#1053 Sep 4, 2012
Here's a bizzare twist to the DNC Forme Mass gov and presidential candidate Mike Dukakis wil be a key note speaker tonight at opening ceremonies I wonder if he's gonna talk about how he left MA in 636 million in debt back in the day in order to run for Prez I can understand why he supports the current President who got us trillions in debt and can't get us out of it and after Dukakis speaks honorary girl warren will then rant about equal pay for equal work and abortions and how Obama should increase the debt by paying for abortions followed by womanizing Teddy Kennedy videos by a proud family member with an even greater following by Michelle then by who knows who Just don't talk about Clint being dirty or bizarre He is no disgrace!!!!
Florida Retiree

Bradenton, FL

#1054 Sep 4, 2012
Malden MA wrote:
I think people are sick and tired of all the Obama negative campaiging and there's nothing anyone from the above list of speakers can say or do that's going to fix the mess this country is in We gave Obama a chance Its time for real leadership and someone who has business and financial experience to get America up and running again with the real kind of stimulus the economy needs We need growth and development and not an influx of illegal parasites Enough is enough
No one cares what you think first of all and secondly there is no one running with the criteria you stated and what is a real kind of stimulus?? Have another beer and get back to your life time movie.
Wow

Boston, MA

#1055 Sep 4, 2012
Florida Retiree wrote:
<quoted text> No one cares what you think first of all and secondly there is no one running with the criteria you stated and what is a real kind of stimulus?? Have another beer and get back to your life time movie.
Why the hostility Retiree? Did I miss something? Thought you were the one who said everyone is entitled to his opinion.
Just Facts

Southborough, MA

#1056 Sep 4, 2012
Florida Retiree wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitt_romney
Coming from the above link, below are the facts that Just Facts fails to acknowledge. And Stamos, read it twice, huh?
During 2004, Romney spent considerable effort trying to bolster the state Republican Party, but it failed to gain any seats in the state legislative elections that year.[167][218] He was given a prime-time appearance at the 2004 Republican National Convention, and was already being discussed as a potential 2008 presidential candidate.[219] Midway through his term, Romney decided that he wanted to stage a full-time run for president,[220] and on December 14, 2005, announced that he would not seek re-election for a second term.[221] As chair of the Republican Governors Association, Romney traveled around the country, meeting prominent Republicans and building a national political network;[220] he spent part or all of more than 200 days out of state during 2006, preparing for his run.[222]
The governor had a 61 percent job approval rating in public polls after his initial fiscal actions in 2003, but it began to sink after that.[223] The frequent out-of-state travel contributed to a decline in Romney's approval rating towards the end of his term;[223][224] at 34 percent in November 2006, his rating level ranked 48th of the 50 U.S. governors.[225] Dissatisfaction with Romney's administration and the weak condition of the Republican state party were among several factors that led to Democrat Deval Patrick's lopsided win over Republican Kerry Healey, Romney's Lieutenant Governor, in the 2006 Massachusetts gubernatorial election.[224][226]
Romney filed to register a presidential campaign committee with the Federal Election Commission on his penultimate day in office as governor.[227] His term ended January 4, 2007.
Unlike you, I have no comprehension issues...I have no issues with the fact that he tried to increase the number of Republicans on Capitol Hill because we need some balance. Romney was asked to come save Massachusetts because it was economically in shambles and he did, and HE DIDN'T EVEN TAKE A PAYCHECK FOR DOING IT!!

I also have no issues with him starting his run for President or anything else he was doing because he had done the job needed for Massachusetts and Massachusetts wasn't paying him anyway.

I certainly have no issues acknowledging Romney's contributions to Massachusetts and the fact that he made unpopular decisions to get the job done. It's too bad we don't have more politicians with a backbone...so once again, you just blowing stuff out your butt.

You might want to consider being a contributor or doing something that matters with your time...I hear Walmart is hiring to hand out leaflets.
Just Facts

Southborough, MA

#1057 Sep 4, 2012
Florida Retiree wrote:
<quoted text>
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_W._Bush#P...
Below is taken from the above link, read it and rethink your post!
Bush's approval rating went below the 50% mark in AP-Ipsos polling in December 2004.[341] Thereafter, his approval ratings and approval of his handling of domestic and foreign policy issues steadily dropped. Bush received heavy criticism for his handling of the Iraq War, his response to Hurricane Katrina and to the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse, NSA warrantless surveillance, the Plame affair, and Guantanamo Bay detention camp controversies.[342] There were calls for Bush's impeachment, though most polls showed a plurality of Americans would not support such an action.[343] The arguments offered for impeachment usually centered on the NSA warrantless surveillance controversy,[344] the Bush administration's justification for the war in Iraq,[345] and alleged violations of the Geneva Conventions.[346] Representative Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat from Ohio who had run against Bush during the 2004 presidential campaign, introduced 35 articles of impeachment on the floor of the House of Representatives against Bush on June 9, 2008, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared that impeachment was "off the table".[347]
Polls conducted in 2006 showed an average of 37% approval ratings for Bush,[348] the lowest for any second-term president at that point of his term since Harry S. Truman in March 1951 (when Truman's approval rating was 28%),[341][349] which contributed to what Bush called the "thumping" of the Republican Party in the 2006 mid-term elections.[350] Throughout most of 2007, Bush's approval rating hovered in the mid-thirties;[351] the average for his entire second term was 37%, according to Gallup.[352]
Bush approval rating with key events marked 2001–2006By the beginning of 2008, his final year in office, Bush’s approval rating had dropped to a low of just 19%, largely from the loss of support among Republicans.[336] Commenting on his low poll numbers and accusations of being "the worst president,"[353][354] Bush would say, "I make decisions on what I think is right for the United States based upon principles. I frankly don't give a damn about the polls."[355]
Now what were you saying???
Dude, we were talking about economics...I don't give a rats ass about the Presidents approval rating, his wifes shoes, or any other fluffy crap you want to focus on...the economy and jobs were doing well until the Democrats took over and arranged for our economy to head into the tank, and we've been there ever since...and apparantly Bush didn't give a crap about that stuff either.

Part of our problem now is that our politicians make their decisions based on getting re-elected, not what is in the best interest of our country.
Malden MA

United States

#1058 Sep 4, 2012
Retiree, I don't drink and I don't watch lifetime Seems like you go on the attack when someone hits a nerve and the nerve of Obama, huh? He is asking to be re-elected when the report was released this morning that the national debt has increased to 16 trillion dollars. The pungents were correct with their estimate that the national debt was increasing at the rate of 4 million dollars a day. Retire on that retiree. And check this out. Bizzaro Biden said explaining themselves isn't part of their campaign and raved about how they got the auto industry working again and killed Obama. Refuses to say what they did for the country. Doesn't think they should have to answer for what they did to the country
Beth

Fitchburg, MA

#1059 Sep 4, 2012
Florida Retiree wrote:
<quoted text> Beth, please check your records again and pay attention to the now cost of your drivers license and all the other fees on permits and come back and tell us who was responsible for raising those. The money has to come from somewhere, there is no money tree in the back yard of the State House.
When did you move to Florida? I think you should seriously consider getting out of that hot summer sun. It is Governor Patrick who is responsible for raising RMV fees. He also increased the state sales tax from 5% to 6.25% and tried to impose a “sin” tax on cigarettes, candy and soda and proposed cutting 240,000 free subsidized meals for the elderly. Is that why you moved to Florida you old hoot?

http://bostonherald.com/news/politics/view/20...

It’s true that Romney imposed a number of fees, but none of them targeted middle-income persons. Also, Romney proposed cutting the state income tax three times — a measure that would have resulted in tax cuts for all taxpayers — but he was rebuffed every time by the state’s Democratic Legislature.
http://factcheck.org/2012/06/obama-twists-rom...
http://www.factcheck.org/2012/06/stretching-o...
Beth

Fitchburg, MA

#1060 Sep 4, 2012
Florida Retiree wrote:
<quoted text>
I am sure you are going hear the plan to correct the issues caused by the last Administration soon enough.
They had a plan and it failed miserably. You need to drink some more prune juice. President Obama requested and got $350B of TARP from President Bush before his inauguration that President Bush didn’t spend. Within weeks of his presidency, President Obama’s $831B "Stimulus" was passed by Democrats who had control of both the House and Senate. He sold the public his stimulus package 3 1/2 years ago by promising unemployment wouldn't go above 8% and it has not been below that 8% ever since. And shortly after all that, he signed his $410-B Omnibus spending bill when he and the Democrats had control of all three branches of government.

The Omnibus bill and much of the Stimulus and TARP spending occurred in FY 2009 which is the year that President Obama always blames on President Bush. Every dime spent in both FY 2008 and FY 2009 was due to budgets written by the Democrat-controlled Congress. And President Obama controlled the majority of FY 2009. He and the Democrats own all of the FY 2009 spending.

Mitt Romney wants to limit federal spending to 20% of GDP. That simply means going back to the pre-Obama years, not the pre-FDR years. President Clinton spent less than 20% of GDP. Pesident Bush spent less than 20% of GDP (Eight-year averages). Is that considered unrealistic? Our public debt is now over 70% of GDP under this President. President Obama has not solved the financial crisis. He has made it worst by growing the federal government under the guise of addressing a short-term problem and has wiped out over a half century of reasonably fiscal policy in just one term.
Florida Retiree

Bradenton, FL

#1061 Sep 4, 2012
Beth wrote:
<quoted text>When did you move to Florida? I think you should seriously consider getting out of that hot summer sun. It is Governor Patrick who is responsible for raising RMV fees. He also increased the state sales tax from 5% to 6.25% and tried to impose a “sin” tax on cigarettes, candy and soda and proposed cutting 240,000 free subsidized meals for the elderly. Is that why you moved to Florida you old hoot?
http://bostonherald.com/news/politics/view/20...
It’s true that Romney imposed a number of fees, but none of them targeted middle-income persons. Also, Romney proposed cutting the state income tax three times — a measure that would have resulted in tax cuts for all taxpayers — but he was rebuffed every time by the state’s Democratic Legislature.
http://factcheck.org/2012/06/obama-twists-rom...
http://www.factcheck.org/2012/06/stretching-o...


I've been strolling the beachs for over twenty years now and the palm trees provide suitable cover around the pool so the Sun is not issue sweetie.
You people are all for a guy that was ranked very badly on doing his job and you are over looking it, I just cannot understand that fact. You want to put a man in charge of the country who could not run a State, next you'll be telling me Watergate is a Resort with wading pool.
Florida Retiree

Bradenton, FL

#1062 Sep 4, 2012
Malden MA wrote:
Retiree, I don't drink and I don't watch lifetime Seems like you go on the attack when someone hits a nerve and the nerve of Obama, huh? He is asking to be re-elected when the report was released this morning that the national debt has increased to 16 trillion dollars. The pungents were correct with their estimate that the national debt was increasing at the rate of 4 million dollars a day. Retire on that retiree. And check this out. Bizzaro Biden said explaining themselves isn't part of their campaign and raved about how they got the auto industry working again and killed Obama. Refuses to say what they did for the country. Doesn't think they should have to answer for what they did to the country
Hey Stiffy, that was Bin Laden they killed, President Obama is still with us. And, you call our VP Bizzaro???
Florida Retiree

Bradenton, FL

#1063 Sep 4, 2012
Beth wrote:
<quoted text>
They had a plan and it failed miserably. You need to drink some more prune juice. President Obama requested and got $350B of TARP from President Bush before his inauguration that President Bush didn’t spend. Within weeks of his presidency, President Obama’s $831B "Stimulus" was passed by Democrats who had control of both the House and Senate. He sold the public his stimulus package 3 1/2 years ago by promising unemployment wouldn't go above 8% and it has not been below that 8% ever since. And shortly after all that, he signed his $410-B Omnibus spending bill when he and the Democrats had control of all three branches of government.
The Omnibus bill and much of the Stimulus and TARP spending occurred in FY 2009 which is the year that President Obama always blames on President Bush. Every dime spent in both FY 2008 and FY 2009 was due to budgets written by the Democrat-controlled Congress. And President Obama controlled the majority of FY 2009. He and the Democrats own all of the FY 2009 spending.
Mitt Romney wants to limit federal spending to 20% of GDP. That simply means going back to the pre-Obama years, not the pre-FDR years. President Clinton spent less than 20% of GDP. Pesident Bush spent less than 20% of GDP (Eight-year averages). Is that considered unrealistic? Our public debt is now over 70% of GDP under this President. President Obama has not solved the financial crisis. He has made it worst by growing the federal government under the guise of addressing a short-term problem and has wiped out over a half century of reasonably fiscal policy in just one term.
Ya know honey, you are failing to understand that it only took WEEKS into his presidency to see what a real mess the prior Administration left him and he's been trying bail us out of it since he's been office. He was left a looming Recession, War's, and every area like the housing and auto industry was in shambles due to the failure of the prior Administation and now you want to put in office someone who could not run a State along with cow milker to run this country.
Florida Retiree

Bradenton, FL

#1064 Sep 4, 2012
Beth wrote:
<quoted text>When did you move to Florida? I think you should seriously consider getting out of that hot summer sun. It is Governor Patrick who is responsible for raising RMV fees. He also increased the state sales tax from 5% to 6.25% and tried to impose a “sin” tax on cigarettes, candy and soda and proposed cutting 240,000 free subsidized meals for the elderly. Is that why you moved to Florida you old hoot?
http://bostonherald.com/news/politics/view/20...
It’s true that Romney imposed a number of fees, but none of them targeted middle-income persons. Also, Romney proposed cutting the state income tax three times — a measure that would have resulted in tax cuts for all taxpayers — but he was rebuffed every time by the state’s Democratic Legislature.
http://factcheck.org/2012/06/obama-twists-rom...
http://www.factcheck.org/2012/06/stretching-o...
Ya know sister, you seem to have more time on your hands than I do for you to be looking up all this propaganda that you do, maybe you should think of finding gainful employment and help increase our tax structure.

That FactCheck is a real beauty with "It's true, but" statements, give me a break will you, do you really believe that horseraddish?
Florida Retiree

Bradenton, FL

#1065 Sep 4, 2012
Just Facts wrote:
<quoted text>
Dude, we were talking about economics...I don't give a rats ass about the Presidents approval rating, his wifes shoes, or any other fluffy crap you want to focus on...the economy and jobs were doing well until the Democrats took over and arranged for our economy to head into the tank, and we've been there ever since...and apparantly Bush didn't give a crap about that stuff either.
Part of our problem now is that our politicians make their decisions based on getting re-elected, not what is in the best interest of our country.

Please keep your rodent friends out of our discussions, what a discusting thought. Now, let me help you, Approval Ratings are important and are formed based on job performance, just like in your position at the car wash, if you dry the windows off leaving no spots you may get a tip, otherwise you may not. Well, it works the same way with our elected officals and that concludes our lession for today, class dismissed.

No Good Choice

Boston, MA

#1066 Sep 4, 2012
Just Facts wrote:
<quoted text>
Unlike you, I have no comprehension issues...I have no issues with the fact that he tried to increase the number of Republicans on Capitol Hill because we need some balance. Romney was asked to come save Massachusetts because it was economically in shambles and he did, and HE DIDN'T EVEN TAKE A PAYCHECK FOR DOING IT!!
I also have no issues with him starting his run for President or anything else he was doing because he had done the job needed for Massachusetts and Massachusetts wasn't paying him anyway.
I certainly have no issues acknowledging Romney's contributions to Massachusetts and the fact that he made unpopular decisions to get the job done. It's too bad we don't have more politicians with a backbone...so once again, you just blowing stuff out your butt.
You might want to consider being a contributor or doing something that matters with your time...I hear Walmart is hiring to hand out leaflets.
You are right, Romney did not take a paycheck. Instead he turned around and gave his staff the highest salaries ever paid to date. They received salaries higher than what was the amount the Gov. would receive. He completely redid some of his staff offices not once, but twice, removing beautiful old furniture and replacing it all with modern modular stuff. His computers were replaced at least twice during his 1 term at the Legislature. As staff, we always knew if he was in or not because if the elevator was open on the first floor he was out and open on the third floor, he was in. Most often it was open on the first floor. He also restricted use to one of the elevators outside his office and no one entering on another floor could exit one 3 on his orders. He also roped off is office and "his" elevator. When walking the hallways of the State House, he would avert his eyes when passing someone--unless there was a camera around. Then he was all smiles.
Am I happy with Obama, not really, but unfortunately those are our choices. We need to revise the way candidates raise money and the influence of lobbyists. Perhaps we should limit the total financial net worth of a candidate to under $500,000 and we might see some worthy candidates appear.
Florida Retiree

Bradenton, FL

#1067 Sep 4, 2012
No Good Choice wrote:
<quoted text>
You are right, Romney did not take a paycheck. Instead he turned around and gave his staff the highest salaries ever paid to date. They received salaries higher than what was the amount the Gov. would receive. He completely redid some of his staff offices not once, but twice, removing beautiful old furniture and replacing it all with modern modular stuff. His computers were replaced at least twice during his 1 term at the Legislature. As staff, we always knew if he was in or not because if the elevator was open on the first floor he was out and open on the third floor, he was in. Most often it was open on the first floor. He also restricted use to one of the elevators outside his office and no one entering on another floor could exit one 3 on his orders. He also roped off is office and "his" elevator. When walking the hallways of the State House, he would avert his eyes when passing someone--unless there was a camera around. Then he was all smiles.
Am I happy with Obama, not really, but unfortunately those are our choices. We need to revise the way candidates raise money and the influence of lobbyists. Perhaps we should limit the total financial net worth of a candidate to under $500,000 and we might see some worthy candidates appear.
Well, you are a breath of fresh air and I am glad that you too see these people on here need to see the light as well.

I agree with you, in that I am not happy with the way this Administration is functioning, but to make a change now would be dangerous for the country as more serious trouble is brewing in the Middle East and if there is an attack on Israel we need to have the leadership in place to handle it. Some of these people posting on here are not seeing the big picture and need to focus more on making their decisions on a worldwide view rather than a narrow point of view.
Just Facts

Southborough, MA

#1068 Sep 4, 2012
Ahhhhhhhhhhh, now we are getting to the root of it for our senior. He was an employee under Romney and he is a little bit angry that his former boss actually made him work for his wages....awwwwwwww poor poor baby.

Romney didn't take a paycheck and you're going to bitch about an elevator...yup, you're sure playing in the real world.

The only disgusting thought is having a leech like you having the ability to vote for more government so you can suck the rest of us dry. Lets hope you have little time left.
Beth

Fitchburg, MA

#1069 Sep 4, 2012
Florida Retiree wrote:
<quoted text> Ya know honey, you are failing to understand that it only took WEEKS into his presidency to see what a real mess the prior Administration left him and he's been trying bail us out of it since he's been office. He was left a looming Recession, War's, and every area like the housing and auto industry was in shambles due to the failure of the prior Administation and now you want to put in office someone who could not run a State along with cow milker to run this country.
I'm not your sister and you should not be biting one of the hands that's still feeding you. And ya know what you old hoot, you are failing to understand that President Obama was a rookie Senator before he became President while his party was in control of both the House and Senate.
Back then Senator Obama voted for the budgets and financial crisis he is now blaming on President Bush. He spent his first year as President with control of all three branches of government, hence, Obamacare, Much more taxes and no jobs. And before that President Obama was a Community Activist and an Attorney for a group known as ACORN that sued our banking industry into giving out loans to those who were not qualified and could not afford mortgages, hence, the housing crisis and all the division.

So you see, President Obama is just as responsible for this financial crisis as his predecessor, and if not, then more so because if you really care just jog your memory loss back when his predecessor warned us all about this crisis while attempting to reign in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But I suppose that might be a little bit too far back for your recollection when considering you’re days of the week are all the same or just numbers. So here’s some more propaganda to jog your memory you old hoot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Florida Retiree

Bradenton, FL

#1070 Sep 4, 2012
Just Facts wrote:
Ahhhhhhhhhhh, now we are getting to the root of it for our senior. He was an employee under Romney and he is a little bit angry that his former boss actually made him work for his wages....awwwwwwww poor poor baby.
Romney didn't take a paycheck and you're going to bitch about an elevator...yup, you're sure playing in the real world.
The only disgusting thought is having a leech like you having the ability to vote for more government so you can suck the rest of us dry. Lets hope you have little time left.
You said in a prior post "I have no comprehension issues". Well if you look at No Good Choice's location he's posting from Boston, I am in Florida. I didn't work in gov'ment I worked in the dreaded private sector and unlike you I was successful at it and earned my retirement and never whined like you do all the time.
Florida Retiree

Bradenton, FL

#1071 Sep 4, 2012
Beth wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not your sister and you should not be biting one of the hands that's still feeding you. And ya know what you old hoot, you are failing to understand that President Obama was a rookie Senator before he became President while his party was in control of both the House and Senate.
Back then Senator Obama voted for the budgets and financial crisis he is now blaming on President Bush. He spent his first year as President with control of all three branches of government, hence, Obamacare, Much more taxes and no jobs. And before that President Obama was a Community Activist and an Attorney for a group known as ACORN that sued our banking industry into giving out loans to those who were not qualified and could not afford mortgages, hence, the housing crisis and all the division.
So you see, President Obama is just as responsible for this financial crisis as his predecessor, and if not, then more so because if you really care just jog your memory loss back when his predecessor warned us all about this crisis while attempting to reign in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. But I suppose that might be a little bit too far back for your recollection when considering you’re days of the week are all the same or just numbers. So here’s some more propaganda to jog your memory you old hoot.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =xJY2PCy6FgIXX
http://www.youtube.com/watch...


Darlin, just what is an Old Hoot?? Did you look that up on Yousetube too??? Just when I was starting to like you and wanted to help you understand and learn that you cannnot believe everything you read, you try and turn things around on who is responsible for what.

Let's face it, the last Administration really blew it and that is one of reasons Mr. Obama got elected so easily and also that back then there was no better candidate either.

Tell me, are you and that Just Facts hombre related?

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