The Deafness Before the Storm
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Smart Girl

Claremont, IL

#62 Sep 29, 2012
The initial lie you lifted from the UK paper and mouthed on here has been debunked,the one about 48 hr. warning,and yet you go on. Here's what you should be concerned about:

Ann Romney: Biggest Fear Is For Mitt's 'Mental Well-Being'

Reuters | Posted: 09/28/2012 8:01 pm EDT
WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters)- Ann Romney told a Nevada television station her biggest concern if her husband, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, becomes president was his "mental well-being."

In an interview Thursday with television station KTVN, Mrs. Romney was asked what her biggest worry was should Mitt Romney be elected to serve in the White House.

"I think my biggest concern obviously would just be for his mental well-being," she said. "I have all the confidence in the world in his ability, in his decisiveness, in his leadership skills, in his understanding of the economy.... So for me I think it would just be the emotional part of it."

Mrs. Romney has been campaigning hard for her husband, with some bumps in the road. She had minor surgery on her right hand recently, making it difficult for her to shake hands, the Nevada station reported.

In Iowa a week ago, she had a tough response for the Republicans who have criticized her husband.

"Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring," she told an Iowa radio station. "This is hard. It's an important thing that we're doing right now."

The U.S. presidential election is on Nov. 6.(Reporting By Diane Bartz; editing by Todd Eastham)
Smart Girl

Claremont, IL

#63 Sep 29, 2012
Or this:
Romney Health Care Plan Nearly Doubles Family Insurance Costs
By Harry Bradford
With the news this week that there’s been net job growth during President Obama’s term, Mitt Romney lost one of his favorite critiques of the presidential incumbent. Not to worry though, there’s always Obamacare to criticize, right?

Maybe not so much. Under Romney’s proposed health care plan, American families buying non-group health insurance would pay nearly double what they pay under Obamacare, according to a new study by Families USA entitled "ObamaCare versus RomneyCare versus RomneyCandidateCare." That includes both comparative insurance premium payments as well as out-of-pocket expenses.

The study finds that while RomneyCare in Massachusetts bears many similarities to Obamacare, neither are very similar to what Romney’s health care plan would look like if he were elected. Among measures identified in the study, RomneyCandidateCare would repeal Obamacare, turn Medicaid into a block grant and add an income tax deduction for purchasing health coverage. As a result, the study reports, not only would American families pay more for coverage, many fewer Americans would have health insurance at all. By 2016, 41.9 million more people would be uninsured under Romney than with Obamacare.

While Romney campaign spokeswoman Amanda Henneberg told The Hill that the Families USA study is “absurd,” the report isn't the first to criticize Romney's proposed health care plan. A report from Bloomberg Government released this week found Romney’s health care plan would do little to slow rising medical costs nationwide.

Likewise, Romney’s proposed federal cuts to Medicaid would result in many fewer children from poor families having access to health care, The Huffington Post’s Jeffrey Young reported in August.

Despite its apparent reduction in coverage for millions of Americans, Romney says his plan does provide an option for the uninsured: the emergency room.

“We pick them up in an ambulance, and take them to the hospital,” Romney said on 60 Minutes last week.

“Mind over Matter”

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#64 Sep 29, 2012
Karl ,, you are an embarrassment to the decent democrats...... Your the kind of person who drives other members away with your constant Bull Sh!t....
Smart Girl

Claremont, IL

#65 Sep 30, 2012
When a candidate's wife is concerned about his mental health, I think it very important!

Comparing Obamacare to Romneycare is also important!

I'm sorry that you find a legitimate discussion of the election issues embarrassing.

I guess that as a fellow Democrat you feel Obama has the election in the bag and I should back off?
Smart Girl

Vincennes, IN

#66 Sep 30, 2012
"you are an embarrassment to the decent democrats"

Don't limit your thinking, ESADAH - he's an embarrassment to the entire human race.

Valdosta, GA

#67 Sep 30, 2012
Cut and paste AGAIN. Lmao. I'd like to speak to your ill informed principal. No initial lie, just a binch of covering up. Let us start slowly. I have light if everything THE WHITE HOUSE is now stating, do you still subscribe that this was spontaneous?

Valdosta, GA

#68 Sep 30, 2012
A net job growth under Obama? In his term? What sources are you using? And btw, I've never usef a derogatory towards you, bug dumbass, I ain't no ulrich ir whatever that is. I ain't hiding behind no trees. Grow a brain snc a pair and expand your sourcez.
Smart Girl

Claremont, IL

#69 Oct 1, 2012
NEW YORK (CNNMoney)-- Republicans may soon lose a key talking point. According to data released Thursday, President Obama may now be a net job creator.

In the year following Obama's inauguration, the U.S. economy lost about 4.3 million jobs. But new figures released Thursday show 4.4 million jobs have been added back since then.

Need more, ulrich? Brush up on your typing too..........

Kendallville, IN

#70 Oct 10, 2012
Yesterday, October 9th the State Department said it never concluded that the consulate attack in Libya stemmed from protests over an American-made video ridiculing Islam. Really?

Obama address to the UN:“That is what we saw play out in the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world.”

The Obama administration used that explanation for more than a week after assailants killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya. Now I'm to believe you didn't say it?

Btw,from ABC news yesterday: "On Tuesday afternoon, State Department officials acknowledged that despite earlier explanations from the Obama administration, there was no protest outside the Benghazi compound at all."

Wabash a one trick pony

Claremont, IL

#71 Oct 11, 2012
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) acknowledged on Wednesday that House Republicans had consciously voted to reduce the funds allocated to the State Department for embassy security since winning the majority in 2010.
On Wednesday morning, CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien asked the Utah Republican if he had "voted to cut the funding for embassy security."
"Absolutely," Chaffetz said. "Look we have to make priorities and choices in this country. We have…15,000 contractors in Iraq. We have more than 6,000 contractors, a private army there, for President Obama, in Baghdad. And we’re talking about can we get two dozen or so people into Libya to help protect our forces. When you’re in tough economic times, you have to make difficult choices. You have to prioritize things.”
Wabash a one trick pony

Claremont, IL

#72 Oct 11, 2012
Letting us in on a secret
By Dana Milbank, Published: October 10
When House Republicans called a hearing in the middle of their long recess, you knew it would be something big, and indeed it was: They accidentally blew the CIA’s cover.

The purpose of Wednesday’s hearing of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee was to examine security lapses that led to the killing in Benghazi last month of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three others. But in doing so, the lawmakers reminded us why “congressional intelligence” is an oxymoron.

Through their outbursts, cryptic language and boneheaded questioning of State Department officials, the committee members left little doubt that one of the two compounds at which the Americans were killed, described by the administration as a “consulate” and a nearby “annex,” was a CIA base. They did this, helpfully, in a televised public hearing.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) was the first to unmask the spooks.“Point of order! Point of order!” he called out as a State Department security official, seated in front of an aerial photo of the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, described the chaotic night of the attack.“We’re getting into classified issues that deal with sources and methods that would be totally inappropriate in an open forum such as this.”

A State Department official assured him that the material was “entirely unclassified” and that the photo was from a commercial satellite.“I totally object to the use of that photo,” Chaffetz continued. He went on to say that “I was told specifically while I was in Libya I could not and should not ever talk about what you’re showing here today.”

Now that Chaffetz had alerted potential bad guys that something valuable was in the photo, the chairman, Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), attempted to lock the barn door through which the horse had just bolted.“I would direct that that chart be taken down,” he said, although it already had been on C-SPAN.“In this hearing room, we’re not going to point out details of what may still in fact be a facility of the United States government or more facilities.”

May still be a facility? The plot thickened — and Chaffetz gave more hints.“I believe that the markings on that map were terribly inappropriate,” he said, adding that “the activities there could cost lives.”

In their questioning and in the public testimony they invited, the lawmakers managed to disclose, without ever mentioning Langley directly, that there was a seven-member “rapid response force” in the compound the State Department was calling an annex. One of the State Department security officials was forced to acknowledge that “not necessarily all of the security people” at the Benghazi compounds “fell under my direct operational control.”

And whose control might they have fallen under? Well, presumably it’s the “other government agency” or “other government entity” the lawmakers and witnesses referred to; Issa informed the public that this agency was not the FBI.

“Other government agency,” or “OGA,” is a common euphemism in Washington for the CIA. This “other government agency,” the lawmakers’ questioning further revealed, was in possession of a video of the attack but wasn’t releasing it because it was undergoing “an investigative process.”

Or maybe they were referring to the Department of Agriculture.

That the Benghazi compound had included a large CIA presence had been reported but not confirmed. The New York Times, for example, had reported that among those evacuated were “about a dozen CIA operatives and contractors.” The paper, like The Washington Post, withheld locations and details of the facilities at the administration’s request.

But on Wednesday, the withholding was on hold.

Wabash a one trick pony

Claremont, IL

#73 Oct 11, 2012
The Republican lawmakers, in their outbursts, alternated between scolding the State Department officials for hiding behind classified material and blaming them for disclosing information that should have been classified. But the lawmakers created the situation by ordering a public hearing on a matter that belonged behind closed doors.

Republicans were aiming to embarrass the Obama administration over State Department security lapses. But they inadvertently caused a different picture to emerge than the one that has been publicly known: that the victims may have been let down not by the State Department but by the CIA. If the CIA was playing such a major role in these events, which was the unmistakable impression left by Wednesday’s hearing, having a televised probe of the matter was absurd.

The chairman, attempting to close his can of worms, finally suggested that “the entire committee have a classified briefing as to any and all other assets that were not drawn upon but could have been drawn upon” in Benghazi.

Good idea. Too bad he didn’t think of that before putting the CIA on C-SPAN.

Kendallville, IN

#74 Oct 11, 2012
Of all your cut and paste tactics, none address why the White House lied. Why is that?

Kendallville, IN

#75 Oct 11, 2012
You also realize that many addressed the committee yesterday, producing emails and letters in which they have asked this administration for increased security there.....and were denied don't you?

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