Obama lampoons GOP convention, calls ...

Obama lampoons GOP convention, calls it throwback to era of black-and-white TV; no new ideas

There are 263 comments on the The Washington Post story from Sep 1, 2012, titled Obama lampoons GOP convention, calls it throwback to era of black-and-white TV; no new ideas. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

President Barack Obama lampooned the just-completed Republican National Convention as better-suited to an era of black-and-white TV and " trickle-down, you're on your own" economics Saturday, and declared that Mitt Romney "did not offer a single new idea" to fix the economy.

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Mothra

United States

#258 Sep 6, 2012
Go Blue wrote:
<quoted text>That is very disappointing, coming from you....
Lame.
Pinot

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#259 Sep 6, 2012
The prez calls on dead guys and two presidents from the last century to remind folks of the good old days then bitchees at the RNC? What's wrong with this picture?
Pinot

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#260 Sep 6, 2012
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama believes he can win another term with bigotry.
Yup. Religious, racial, economic. Take your choice.
River Veteran

Cumming, GA

#261 Sep 7, 2012
Outta Luck wrote:
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Biggest failure in history.....no.
That title is proudly held by the idiot president we had before him. W.
He broke the world, not just the USA.
Obama has made nothing worse, and the republicans have made nothing better, but they managed to kill alot of soldiers.
Remember soldiers taking donations from hometo armor plate their own humVs? and asking their mama to send them bullet proof vests?
Mitt will be quite useless, but I think even the most dedicated conservative republican will aboandon the party after 4 year of Mitt.
Republicans haven't managed to kill alot of soldiers. Hagi's did..I was in IRAQx3 and AFG.....momma didn't have to send me a vest!..You do know that the DemocRAT party is the warmongering party, dont' you????? You didn't know that did you??? YEP. Not only is the DemocRAT party the party of warmongers...they are also the party of Racist and the RICH!

Seems that you're the typical, uninformed, liberal troll.

“Sustainability Now!”

Since: May 08

Vadnais Heights

#262 Sep 9, 2012
JBH wrote:
Ask Why is that?
...
When someone ruins and harms everything already to outcome failures and failures AGAIN TIME AFTER TIME, YOU DON'T LET HIM TO DAMAGE MORE ...
EXACTLY! You have given the most powerful reason of all to NOT elect the Romney/Ryan ticket -- they PROMISE to reinstate all the failed policies that created our current mess, AND actually make them worse!

I mean, WHY would someone allegedly "concerned about the Debt" embrace MORE & MORE & MORE tax cuts? Bishop Romney's tax code "fix" would add TRILLIONS to the deficit by cutting and/or eliminating taxes on the wealthy & corporations -- yet he claims it is what we need!

As President Clinton observed -- these guys don't know much about Arithmetic! So WHY should we elect those who guarantee to do MORE DAMAGE?

“Allcladrad”

Since: Jan 10

Port Isabel, TX

#263 Sep 9, 2012
Madaman,
It must just be perspective thing, but everything you are saying describes Obama.

The war in Afghanistan is still going, Guantanamo is still open, water boarding is still okay and drone strikes are on the rise, old failed policies?

"I mean, WHY would someone allegedly "concerned about the Debt" embrace MORE & MORE & MORE tax cuts?"

Obama has made more tax cuts than Bush.

Begging the question, why vote for him?
Outta Luck

Ames, IA

#264 Sep 9, 2012
I wanted to thank everyone for their well thought replys to my posts.
You guys are true followers of the Republicans party new motto: "WE CAN CHANGE IT"

What they can change is history and reality.

It is interesting how they can forget exactly how bad it was at the end of W.
You conservative douchebag repeater parrots know how to tow the party line. It's force fed to you 24/7 by your little radio pigbitches and the Lies of Fox. "Fair and Balanced" What?!? Really?!?!?

What I like best is, if (yeah right) Mitt gets elected (LOL) nothing is going to change at all. No new business is going to shoot up out of the ground and make 10,000 new millionares, the defecit will not just disappear with tax cuts.
So go ahead Mitt get your dumb ass elected. Four years of the Romney/Ryan regime will decimate the GOP and it will finally disappear from the earth...

“Sustainability Now!”

Since: May 08

Vadnais Heights

#265 Sep 22, 2012
allcladrad wrote:
Madaman,
...
"I mean, WHY would someone allegedly "concerned about the Debt" embrace MORE & MORE & MORE tax cuts?"
Obama has made more tax cuts than Bush.
Begging the question, why vote for him?
Your sophistry doesn't quite work for you here.

Why the reference to Bush? We know that his tax cuts added TRILLIONS to the national debt -- WITHOUT producing the claimed economic boom they would create. Bishop Romney and Lyin' Ryan are EAGER to add over $5 TRILLION MORE DEBT with their proposed tax cuts and tax code "fix."

My point stands strong: tax cuts for the wealthy did NOT produce jobs, nor prosperity under Bush -- and the Romney/Ryan ticket promises to cut FAR MORE revenue than did Bush. They CANNOT WAIT to bring back THOSE failed policies -- policies that did not work in the past and WILL NOT WORK in our future.

“Sustainability Now!”

Since: May 08

Vadnais Heights

#266 Sep 22, 2012
Outta Luck wrote:
...
So go ahead Mitt get your dumb ass elected. Four years of the Romney/Ryan regime will decimate the GOP and it will finally disappear from the earth...
As delightful as I find the prospect of decimating the GOP -- our Country ABSOLUTELY CANNOT AFFORD four years of the Romney/Ryan plutocracy!!

Besides, at the rate at which the Romney/Ryan campaign is imploding, we do NOT need to elect them to see their Party go the way of the Whigs.
Don

Columbus, GA

#268 Sep 22, 2012
Obama lampoons average Americans. He hates the middles class.

Obama's lack of leadership has brought the worst decline in 80 years but foolish people put their party over the good of the country and continue to support this terrible President

“Allcladrad”

Since: Jan 10

Port Isabel, TX

#269 Sep 23, 2012
Madaman,
Probably overlooked the Obama tax cuts and his trillions of additional debt. Plus the lack of economic recovery that hasn't happen due to his policies.

Like I said, not much difference.

I say we replace all of them until one controls the budget, matching income to outgo.
Outta Luck

Ames, IA

#270 Sep 23, 2012
Don wrote:
Obama lampoons average Americans. He hates the middles class.
Obama's lack of leadership has brought the worst decline in 80 years but foolish people put their party over the good of the country and continue to support this terrible President
IF this president was sooooooooo terrible, don't you think the right could offer up something a little more palatable then Mitt Romney the empty suit douchebag? WHich party puts the good of the party over the good of the country? Democrats??? really??
The republicans gave us W and now think they can do that good again? LOL!!!!!
The right will not even allow Obama to take his deserved credit for killing Bin Laden. Why is that even a sticking point for those on the right? THAT IS WHAT THE WHOLE 11 YEAR WAR IN THE MIDEAST WAS SUPPOSED TO DO!!!!!!!
Ya know if they could just give Obama some credit on something maybe just once, just once, instead of constantly spinning everything he does or says as the evidence of his pure commy evil then just maybe I would give a flying crap about what they have to say. But to NEVER EVER let up on Obama EVER is really beginning to just turn me off to the whole "protect our precious rich" Republicans. IT's just insane. Just by the simple law of Averages Obama MUST have done something right by now. But no. Nothing he has ever done worked in the eyes of the right.
Lack of leadership? Really?
What the fuck is Romney going to lead?
Get your head out of YOUR ass and think about it for just a minute.
You owe it to America.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#271 Sep 24, 2012
Outta Luck wrote:
<quoted text>
IF this president was sooooooooo terrible, don't you think the right could offer up something a little more palatable then Mitt Romney the empty suit douchebag? WHich party puts the good of the party over the good of the country? Democrats??? really??
The republicans gave us W and now think they can do that good again? LOL!!!!!
The right will not even allow Obama to take his deserved credit for killing Bin Laden. Why is that even a sticking point for those on the right? THAT IS WHAT THE WHOLE 11 YEAR WAR IN THE MIDEAST WAS SUPPOSED TO DO!!!!!!!
Ya know if they could just give Obama some credit on something maybe just once, just once, instead of constantly spinning everything he does or says as the evidence of his pure commy evil then just maybe I would give a flying crap about what they have to say. But to NEVER EVER let up on Obama EVER is really beginning to just turn me off to the whole "protect our precious rich" Republicans. IT's just insane. Just by the simple law of Averages Obama MUST have done something right by now. But no. Nothing he has ever done worked in the eyes of the right.
Lack of leadership? Really?
What the fuck is Romney going to lead?
Get your head out of YOUR ass and think about it for just a minute.
You owe it to America.
Superb post! Very well stated!
McGruff

Elizabethtown, KY

#272 Sep 24, 2012
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>Superb post! Very well stated!
not so good. The war wasn't to kill one man and that is lame to even state so.
McGruff

Elizabethtown, KY

#273 Sep 24, 2012
Outta Luck wrote:
<quoted text>IF this president was sooooooooo terrible, don't you think the right could offer up something a little more palatable then Mitt Romney the empty suit douchebag? WHich party puts the good of the party over the good of the country? Democrats??? really??
The republicans gave us W and now think they can do that good again? LOL!!!!!
The right will not even allow Obama to take his deserved credit for killing Bin Laden. Why is that even a sticking point for those on the right? THAT IS WHAT THE WHOLE 11 YEAR WAR IN THE MIDEAST WAS SUPPOSED TO DO!!!!!!!
Ya know if they could just give Obama some credit on something maybe just once, just once, instead of constantly spinning everything he does or says as the evidence of his pure commy evil then just maybe I would give a flying crap about what they have to say. But to NEVER EVER let up on Obama EVER is really beginning to just turn me off to the whole "protect our precious rich" Republicans. IT's just insane. Just by the simple law of Averages Obama MUST have done something right by now. But no. Nothing he has ever done worked in the eyes of the right.
Lack of leadership? Really?
What the fuck is Romney going to lead?
Get your head out of YOUR ass and think about it for just a minute.
You owe it to America.
so what did Bush do right? List all his accomplishments for us. Thanks in advance.
Outta Luck

Ames, IA

#274 Sep 24, 2012
McGruff wrote:
<quoted text>
so what did Bush do right? List all his accomplishments for us. Thanks in advance.
I gave this some thought. W did do something right.
He helped American oil refineries nearly double their output to make American gasoline the current number one American export.
The USA can make gasoline faster and cheaper then any other refineries on the planet. We are #1 in fuel production.
How did W do that? Embracing the process of fracking to extract natural gas. I don't know what he actually did, and I do know there have been some severe complications from fracking to underground water tables, but he had to be instrumental in keeping such things quiet and keping the process going.
Before fracking refineries basically had to burn crude to make the heat to crack crude. Because they can get natural gas so cheaply by fracking, they burn that instead, nearly doubling output because no crude is wasted when refining it.
As far as the rest of W's "accomplishments" I'm drawing a blank.
8 years of foreign war, Housing crash, Financial system meltdown, "too big to fail" bailouts, no stim cell research, "mission accomplished", Gitmo, Water boarding, and kissing and holding hands with the Saudi King sorta are blocking up my attempt at an unbiased opinion of his "accomplishments"
Outta Luck

Ames, IA

#275 Sep 24, 2012
McGruff wrote:
<quoted text>
not so good. The war wasn't to kill one man and that is lame to even state so.
Then why did we go into Afganistan in retaliation for 9-11?
Bin Laden was supposed to be there and we were supposed to be closing in on him with "shock and awe" bombing, and then we went into Iraq because Saddam had some invisible nukes or something.
Why did our fellow Americans have to die or have their limbs blown off in that god forsaken desert if it was not to bring the perpetrator of 9-11 to Justice?
I hope that is why my friends died there.
Why did your friends die there?
McGruff

Elizabethtown, KY

#276 Sep 24, 2012
Outta Luck wrote:
<quoted text>I gave this some thought. W did do something right.
He helped American oil refineries nearly double their output to make American gasoline the current number one American export.
The USA can make gasoline faster and cheaper then any other refineries on the planet. We are #1 in fuel production.
How did W do that? Embracing the process of fracking to extract natural gas. I don't know what he actually did, and I do know there have been some severe complications from fracking to underground water tables, but he had to be instrumental in keeping such things quiet and keping the process going.
Before fracking refineries basically had to burn crude to make the heat to crack crude. Because they can get natural gas so cheaply by fracking, they burn that instead, nearly doubling output because no crude is wasted when refining it.
As far as the rest of W's "accomplishments" I'm drawing a blank.
8 years of foreign war, Housing crash, Financial system meltdown, "too big to fail" bailouts, no stim cell research, "mission accomplished", Gitmo, Water boarding, and kissing and holding hands with the Saudi King sorta are blocking up my attempt at an unbiased opinion of his "accomplishments"
well then here are obammys accomplishments.

He ended the Iraq war. On Bush's time table.
He has kept GITMO open.
He allowed the secret service to use the intel that was gathered because of the policies Bush put in place and did allow the Seals to kill bin laden.
He has kept the Patriot Act unchanged.

Other than these I can't think of any positive accomplishments. I can think of numerous harmful accomplishments that have killed any recovery we could have had , and the disaster in middle east.
McGruff

Elizabethtown, KY

#277 Sep 24, 2012
Outta Luck wrote:
<quoted text>I gave this some thought. W did do something right.
He helped American oil refineries nearly double their output to make American gasoline the current number one American export.
The USA can make gasoline faster and cheaper then any other refineries on the planet. We are #1 in fuel production.
How did W do that? Embracing the process of fracking to extract natural gas. I don't know what he actually did, and I do know there have been some severe complications from fracking to underground water tables, but he had to be instrumental in keeping such things quiet and keping the process going.
Before fracking refineries basically had to burn crude to make the heat to crack crude. Because they can get natural gas so cheaply by fracking, they burn that instead, nearly doubling output because no crude is wasted when refining it.
As far as the rest of W's "accomplishments" I'm drawing a blank.
8 years of foreign war, Housing crash, Financial system meltdown, "too big to fail" bailouts, no stim cell research, "mission accomplished", Gitmo, Water boarding, and kissing and holding hands with the Saudi King sorta are blocking up my attempt at an unbiased opinion of his "accomplishments"
oh and there was stem cell research. It just wasn't paid for with tax payers money.
McGruff

Elizabethtown, KY

#278 Sep 24, 2012
Outta Luck wrote:
<quoted text>Then why did we go into Afganistan in retaliation for 9-11?
Bin Laden was supposed to be there and we were supposed to be closing in on him with "shock and awe" bombing, and then we went into Iraq because Saddam had some invisible nukes or something.
Why did our fellow Americans have to die or have their limbs blown off in that god forsaken desert if it was not to bring the perpetrator of 9-11 to Justice?
I hope that is why my friends died there.
Why did your friends die there?
we went there to kill and disrupt alquada. Not for one man. Where did you ever come up with that nonsense?

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