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Obama, Republicans criticize Romney while candidate spends time with family

There are 414 comments on the New York Post story from Jul 14, 2012, titled Obama, Republicans criticize Romney while candidate spends time with family. In it, New York Post reports that:

An unrelenting President Barack Obama jabbed at Mitt Romney's record with a private equity firm in an ad Saturday that aimed to keep his rival on the defensive just as the Republican challenger's campaign hoped to take advantage of poor economic data to gain an edge on the incumbent.

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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Orlando, FL

#21 Jul 14, 2012


Sen. Jon Kyl (R., Ariz.) has said the president told him in a closed-door meeting that he would not move to secure the border with Mexico unless and until Congress reached a breakthrough on comprehensive immigration reform. That's another indication Mr. Obama is willing to continue to play politics with hot-button issues.

Add in the lawsuit against the Arizona immigration law and it's clear the Obama administration is willing to run the risk of dividing the American people along racial and ethnic lines to mobilize its supporters—particularly Hispanic voters, whose backing it needs in the fall midterm elections and beyond.

As the Washington Post reported last week, two top White House strategists, speaking on condition of anonymity, have indicated that "the White House plans to use the immigration debate to punish the GOP and aggressively seek the Latino vote in 2012."


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Orlando, FL

#22 Jul 14, 2012

Race Baiter Obama


On an issue that has gotten much less attention, but is potentially just as divisive, the Justice Department has pointedly refused to prosecute three members of the New Black Panther Party for voter intimidation at the polls on Election Day 2008.
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It is the job of the Department of Justice to protect all American voters from voter discrimination and voter intimidation—whether committed by the far right, the far left, or the New Black Panthers. It is unacceptable for the Department of Justice to continue to stonewall on this issue.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Orlando, FL

#23 Jul 14, 2012


The Great Divider: Barack Hussein Obama


During the 2008 presidential campaign, Mr. Obama's campaign emphasized repeatedly that his minister, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, was being unfairly stereotyped because of racially incendiary sound bites that allegedly did not reflect the totality of his views. In the Gates incident and others, Mr. Obama has resorted to similar forms of stereotyping.

Even the former head of the Civil Rights Commission, Mary Frances Berry, acknowledged that the Obama administration has taken to polarizing America around the issue of race as a means of diverting attention away from other issues, saying: "the charge of racism is proving to be an effective strategy for Democrats.... Having one's opponent rebut charges of racism is far better than discussing joblessness."

The president had a unique opportunity to focus on overarching issues of importance to whites and blacks. He has failed to address the critical challenges. He has not used his bully pulpit to emphasize the importance of racial unity and the common interest of poor whites and blacks who need training, job opportunities, and the possibility of realizing the American Dream. He hasn't done enough to address youth unemployment—which in the white community is 23.2% and in the black community is 39.9%.

Mr. Obama has also cynically divided the country on class lines. He has taken to playing the populist card time and time again. He bashes Wall Street and insurance companies whenever convenient to advance his programs, yet he has been eager to accept campaign contributions and negotiate with these very same banks and corporations behind closed doors in order to advance his political agenda.


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405274...

Since: Dec 07

Clermont, Florida

#24 Jul 14, 2012
Barbara wrote:
<quoted text>Great ad. Here's 1 simple fact often overlooked: While Romney was governor of Massachusetts, the state was #47 in job creation.#47. That's pathetic ... and he wants us to believe he can fix the Republican mess we're in? He can't create jobs ... but he's great at outsourcing jobs & making himself money.
It's not overlooked...you and your buds have repeated it over and over today. How convenient that you twist everything you read...there's not an honest bone among you.

http://factcheck.org/2012/06/obama-twists-rom...

&#9632;The ad states that job creation in Massachusetts “fell” to 47th under Romney. That’s a bit misleading. Massachusetts’ state ranking for job growth went from 50th the year before he took office, to 28th in his final year. It was 47th for the whole of his four-year tenure, but it was improving, not declining, when he left.

&#9632;The ad claims that Romney raised taxes on the middle class. 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.

&#9632;The ad claims Romney “left the state $2.6 billion deeper in debt.” It’s true that long-term bond debt — used for capital improvements — rose under Romney, as it had in the years before he took office. But Romney wasn’t piling up yearly deficits to support operating expenses the way the federal government is, because Massachusetts requires balanced budgets

&#9632;The ad claims that when Romney was governor,“Massachusetts lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs, a rate twice the national average.” That’s close to true, but the state lost a greater number of manufacturing jobs in the four years before Romney took office, and more in the four years after he left. In fact, the rate of job loss in manufacturing slowed during Romney’s time as governor.

&#9632;The ad claims Romney “outsourced call center jobs to India.” Not exactly. What he did was veto a measure that would have prevented the state from doing business with a state contractor that was locating state customer-service calls in India. Democrats who controlled the Legislature could have overridden the veto, but didn’t. The veto was supported by leading newspapers as a savings to taxpayers.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Orlando, FL

#25 Jul 14, 2012


Finally, President Obama also exacerbated partisan division, and he has made it clear that he intends to demonize the Republicans and former President George W. Bush in the fall campaign. In April, the Democratic National Committee released a video in which the president directly addressed his divide-and-conquer campaign strategy, with an appeal to: "young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women who powered our victory in 2008 [to] stand together once again."

President Obama's divisive approach to governance has weakened us as a people and paralyzed our political culture. Meanwhile, the Republican leadership has failed to put forth an agenda that is more positive, unifying or inclusive. We are stronger when we debate issues and purpose, and we are all weaker when we divide by race and class. We will pay a price for this type of politics.

Mr. Caddell served as a pollster for President Jimmy Carter. Mr. Schoen, who served as a pollster for President Bill Clinton, is the author of "The Political Fix"
Balmy Palmy

Orlando, FL

#26 Jul 14, 2012
Romney deserves a rest from all the garbage thrown at him from the left. He's a good family man spending some quality time w/them. He's gearing up to let us know how much B.O. has failed. B.O. is throwing everything possible out in his speeches to avoid his terrible economic record of the past 3+ years. If his record good...you can believe he would flapping his jaws about it everyday. ABO--Anybody but Obama in Nov.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Orlando, FL

#27 Jul 14, 2012
Dismayed wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not overlooked...you and your buds have repeated it over and over today. How convenient that you twist everything you read...there's not an honest bone among you.

http://factcheck.org/2012/06/obama-twists-rom...
&#9632;

The ad states that job creation in Massachusetts “fell” to 47th under Romney. That’s a bit misleading. Massachusetts’ state ranking for job growth went from 50th the year before he took office, to 28th in his final year.

It was 47th for the whole of his four-year tenure, but it was improving, not declining, when he left.

&#9632;The ad claims that Romney raised taxes on the middle class. 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.

&#9632;The ad claims Romney “left the state $2.6 billion deeper in debt.” It’s true that long-term bond debt — used for capital improvements — rose under Romney, as it had in the years before he took office. But Romney wasn’t piling up yearly deficits to support operating expenses the way the federal government is, because Massachusetts requires balanced budgets
&#9632;The ad claims that when Romney was governor,“Massachusetts lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs, a rate twice the national average.” That’s close to true, but the state lost a greater number of manufacturing jobs in the four years before Romney took office, and more in the four years after he left. In fact, the rate of job loss in manufacturing slowed during Romney’s time as governor.

&#9632;The ad claims Romney “outsourced call center jobs to India.” Not exactly. What he did was veto a measure that would have prevented the state from doing business with a state contractor that was locating state customer-service calls in India. Democrats who controlled the Legislature could have overridden the veto, but didn’t. The veto was supported by leading newspapers as a savings to taxpayers.



You Nailed that PIG!


Bravo!

Barbara

Newburyport, MA

#28 Jul 14, 2012
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> Is that the Daisy girl from the 1964 election between Johnson and Goldwater? Bwahaaa! Who knew it would be Johnson who got us into the most hated war in our history? There would have been peace with Goldwater. Instead another lying progressive who did not think things out with all of his programs, wars and everything else pushed us further into the cusp of government tyranny and a depression that will last many many years. Daisy was pushed on the wrong man. Ask the Viet Nam vet. he will tell you. A true story.
One thing I can say about Goldwater ... he knew that government took compromise. And he warned us about the Religious Right taking over the Republican party. Spot on again. The Republicans of that era are not the Republicans of today. Poor GOP has lost its way.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Orlando, FL

#29 Jul 14, 2012



Of course, Romney has his weaknesses. But they are Far fewer than Obama’s, whose charisma disguises a multitude of problems so great that it’s hard to imagine him overcoming them.

Gallup makes the following observation:“Comparing today’s economic and political ratings with those from previous years when presidents sought re-election reveals that today’s climate is more similar to years when incumbents lost than when they won.” I would go one step further: Obama’s situation is actually worse than that of some of the incumbents who have lost in the past.

In 1980, Democratic president Jimmy Carter faced an uphill struggle for re-election. Yet, despite an index of inflation and unemployment far higher than Obama’s, he was actually doing slightly better in the polls. In March of that year, Carter led his Republican opponent, Ronald Reagan, by around 25 per cent. By May, Gallup gave him a lead of 49 to 41 per cent – higher than Obama’s today. Carter’s advantage evaporated in the months that followed, but he regained ground in October and by the last week he was running even.

None the less, Carter eventually suffered a landslide defeat. The scale of his humiliation was hidden by the fact that people were unwilling to commit themselves to the conservative Ronald Reagan until the very last minute. It was only when they went into the polling booth and weighed up all the hurt and humiliation of the past four years that they cast their vote against the president.

It looks like Barack Obama will be the Jimmy Carter of 2012.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/mit...

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Since: Apr 07

Orlando, FL

#30 Jul 14, 2012
LookingToEscape wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney should show the foreign factories Obama built with stimulus money :)

.
Oh, and how China's economy expanded as stimulus money was released :)


Great Points. Obama's faux Stimulus was a Boon for China.



Obama is the Worst Totus of ALL-TIME.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Orlando, FL

#31 Jul 14, 2012
Barbara wrote:
<quoted text>One thing I can say about Goldwater ... he knew that government took compromise. And he warned us about the Religious Right taking over the Republican party. Spot on again. The Republicans of that era are not the Republicans of today. Poor GOP has lost its way.



You continue to prove how utterly stupid you really are.


The republican right isn't comprised of Mormon's and in fact doesn't "Like" that brand of religion which, with Romney Winning the Elections, clearly demonstrates you're a Lying Sack of Jackass.


There's one thing for certain: Jackasses like you care More about your Political Party than the Country. It's sickening.
Barbara

Newburyport, MA

#32 Jul 14, 2012
Balmy Palmy wrote:
Romney deserves a rest from all the garbage thrown at him from the left. He's a good family man spending some quality time w/them. He's gearing up to let us know how much B.O. has failed. B.O. is throwing everything possible out in his speeches to avoid his terrible economic record of the past 3+ years. If his record good...you can believe he would flapping his jaws about it everyday. ABO--Anybody but Obama in Nov.
Ha ha ha. Like the "rest from all the garbage" President Obama gets when he spends time with his family, right??? Don't bet that Romney will gear up ... he's got nothing to gear up with. But his record in job creation in MA; his tax records; his Romneycare; his "business ethics" ... they are all out there ready to be publically aired. And it's not pretty. BTW ... anybody that supports Romney, does so "holding his nose". Not so with Obama supporters. We applaude his standing by the American auto industry; his getting Bin Laden; Obamacare for all Americans;& his efforts to fix our economy while the "Party of No" fiddles & makes "getting Obama" their top priority.
Barbara

Newburyport, MA

#33 Jul 14, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
You continue to prove how utterly stupid you really are.
The republican right isn't comprised of Mormon's and in fact doesn't "Like" that brand of religion which, with Romney Winning the Elections, clearly demonstrates you're a Lying Sack of Jackass.
There's one thing for certain: Jackasses like you care More about your Political Party than the Country. It's sickening.
Ha ha ha. Read it again "he who is so brilliant in his own mind" ... no one mentioned or meant Mormons. Nice try though. What's the matter ... things not going well??? I tried to warn you all ... to know Romney is to dislike Romney. And it hasn't anything to do with religion.
serfs up

Melbourne, FL

#34 Jul 14, 2012
Barbara wrote:
<quoted text>One thing I can say about Goldwater ... he knew that government took compromise. And he warned us about the Religious Right taking over the Republican party. Spot on again. The Republicans of that era are not the Republicans of today. Poor GOP has lost its way.
I don't know about the Religious right and Goldwater. America was much more religious then. I do know that after the transformation of America in the early 1970's to a vast diverse secular nation the conservative pastors became concerned as much of what is considered "sinning" exploded as religion declined. They became a group like any other with their interests. The Repub party of today has much in common with the progressive Dems in ongoing wars and internal security that has us turning/turned into a police state. There are social issues they agree with and so do many voters. But most want a cleaning up of the system and this is being fought tooth and nail. As services become to expensive, more and more will not be able to afford them. Of course there are some differences, but some of it is to degree.
Barbara

Newburyport, MA

#35 Jul 14, 2012
Dismayed wrote:
<quoted text>
It's not overlooked...you and your buds have repeated it over and over today. How convenient that you twist everything you read...there's not an honest bone among you.
http://factcheck.org/2012/06/obama-twists-rom...
&#9632;The ad states that job creation in Massachusetts “fell” to 47th under Romney. That’s a bit misleading. Massachusetts’ state ranking for job growth went from 50th the year before he took office, to 28th in his final year. It was 47th for the whole of his four-year tenure, but it was improving, not declining, when he left.
&#9632;The ad claims that Romney raised taxes on the middle class. 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.
&#9632;The ad claims Romney “left the state $2.6 billion deeper in debt.” It’s true that long-term bond debt — used for capital improvements — rose under Romney, as it had in the years before he took office. But Romney wasn’t piling up yearly deficits to support operating expenses the way the federal government is, because Massachusetts requires balanced budgets
&#9632;The ad claims that when Romney was governor,“Massachusetts lost 40,000 manufacturing jobs, a rate twice the national average.” That’s close to true, but the state lost a greater number of manufacturing jobs in the four years before Romney took office, and more in the four years after he left. In fact, the rate of job loss in manufacturing slowed during Romney’s time as governor.
&#9632;The ad claims Romney “outsourced call center jobs to India.” Not exactly. What he did was veto a measure that would have prevented the state from doing business with a state contractor that was locating state customer-service calls in India. Democrats who controlled the Legislature could have overridden the veto, but didn’t. The veto was supported by leading newspapers as a savings to taxpayers.
Massachusetts job creation was going up the last year he was governor?? Ha ha ha. Must have been because he was out of state 212 days the last year he was in office. Not much of a worker when it comes to the public good.

I personally don't care about saving the state money at the expense of outsourcing American jobs. Tell me ... if Americans aren't working because their jobs are outsourced ... who is going to buy products & services here ... certainly not those people who got our jobs. Short sighted business practices that killed our economy.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#37 Jul 14, 2012
It's the economy.

The fact that we might lose this divisive hack and his crooked cronies in November are merely bonuses.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Orlando, FL

#38 Jul 14, 2012
Romney attacks Obama on outsourcing jobs

Mitt Romney and the Republican Party are accusing President Obama of investing in jobs that outsource jobs to foreign countries. CBS News' Jan Crawford reports.


http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/...
Barbara

Newburyport, MA

#39 Jul 14, 2012
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> I don't know about the Religious right and Goldwater. America was much more religious then. I do know that after the transformation of America in the early 1970's to a vast diverse secular nation the conservative pastors became concerned as much of what is considered "sinning" exploded as religion declined. They became a group like any other with their interests. The Repub party of today has much in common with the progressive Dems in ongoing wars and internal security that has us turning/turned into a police state. There are social issues they agree with and so do many voters. But most want a cleaning up of the system and this is being fought tooth and nail. As services become to expensive, more and more will not be able to afford them. Of course there are some differences, but some of it is to degree.
Sorry Serf, I respectfully disagree. Religion has much more of an influence in our government today. Look up Starve the Beast & also Strategic Spending. I do not believe the mess we are in today is an outcome of our social programs. Wars cost far more than those programs do.
Barbara

Newburyport, MA

#40 Jul 14, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>
Great Points. Obama's faux Stimulus was a Boon for China.
Obama is the Worst Totus of ALL-TIME.
Ha ha ha. Going to be another hard 4 years for you.
conservative crapola

Zionhill, PA

#42 Jul 14, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
Sorry, chucklehead. rugby and bain are the pioneers. reince penis is leading the dying gop down the toilet. Where they belong.

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