Attacks over Bain Capital don't stop Romney's rise in polls

May 18, 2012 Full story: Reuters 300

Is Mitt Romney an out-of-touch elitist and bully who led a rapacious business that killed common folks' jobs? That portrayal of the presumptive Republican presidential candidate is the most frequent one painted by President Barack Obama's campaign and its allies, but their line of attack has yet to hit home.

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#235 May 23, 2012
The Presidency is a political job that encompasses many diciplines and responsibilities.

The closest this nation has ever come in its history to having a CEO as President didn't work out very well.

Herbert Hoover was a mining executive before becoming President, and we all know how his Presidency ended, economically speaking.

Don't tell him I said so, but Romney emphasizing His CEO credentials and Bain is a losing proposition since the job he is seeking is political.

His position with Olympics and international Olympic committee would be a better reference since it involved politics of economics, security, and building coalitions.

Also his tenure as Governor would be an asset if not for him being Republican governor of a Democrat state, something the GOP frowns on and discourages as a part of their talking points.

It is no mystery why Bain is kept in forefront. Bain is a losing proposition for Romney.

CEO is highest position in private sphere but President is highest position in government.

CEO as President is contrary to what this nation is about, especially when that background is tauted as how the country will be run.

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#236 May 23, 2012
The WH has a problem,
the boys of the WH wWing are not pulling their weight providing cover and distraction, the homogenous buffer zone protects and insulates 'the team'.
The America, with a chance of getting in is from 'K-street'.
I think therefore I am

Coffeyville, KS

#237 May 23, 2012
WMCOL wrote:
The Presidency is a political job that encompasses many diciplines and responsibilities.
The closest this nation has ever come in its history to having a CEO as President didn't work out very well.
Herbert Hoover was a mining executive before becoming President, and we all know how his Presidency ended, economically speaking.
Don't tell him I said so, but Romney emphasizing His CEO credentials and Bain is a losing proposition since the job he is seeking is political.
His position with Olympics and international Olympic committee would be a better reference since it involved politics of economics, security, and building coalitions.
Also his tenure as Governor would be an asset if not for him being Republican governor of a Democrat state, something the GOP frowns on and discourages as a part of their talking points.
It is no mystery why Bain is kept in forefront. Bain is a losing proposition for Romney.
CEO is highest position in private sphere but President is highest position in government.
CEO as President is contrary to what this nation is about, especially when that background is tauted as how the country will be run.
Well having a president that has a previous work history of "community organizer" isn't working out so well so we are going to have to make a change before he runs us so far in the hole there is no climbing out.

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#238 May 23, 2012
I think therefore I am wrote:
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Well having a president that has a previous work history of "community organizer" isn't working out so well so we are going to have to make a change before he runs us so far in the hole there is no climbing out.
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Oh but it is working.

Obama is responsible for stopping the bleeding, and in just three- years has done more to stabilize economy than Republican did in eight-years. It took GOP two-terms to make the mess and if allowed back in they will immediately put nation into same hole and we will have soup kitchens and rationing and more people sleeping in the streets.

Some may not be better off now than they were four-years ago but I guarantee you they will be worse off in next four-years than they are now if Romney is elected.

However, the elite wealthy are guaranteed to be better off with Romney.

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#239 May 23, 2012
How will the WH wWing package this war?
Time is running out.
conservative crapola

Whitehall, PA

#240 May 23, 2012
Chief cook and bottle washer, rugby, who's stint at bain doesn't qualify him for President, is another sad example of the cons running on empty. Sad and hilarious!
I think therefore I am

Coffeyville, KS

#241 May 23, 2012
WMCOL wrote:
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Oh but it is working.
Obama is responsible for stopping the bleeding, and in just three- years has done more to stabilize economy than Republican did in eight-years. It took GOP two-terms to make the mess and if allowed back in they will immediately put nation into same hole and we will have soup kitchens and rationing and more people sleeping in the streets.
Some may not be better off now than they were four-years ago but I guarantee you they will be worse off in next four-years than they are now if Romney is elected.
However, the elite wealthy are guaranteed to be better off with Romney.
And so you're saying the CBO report is just a non-issue in this wonderful recovery Obama has created?
See the Light

El Paso, TX

#242 May 23, 2012
barefoot2626 wrote:
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Bush is the worst in the last 80 years, no matter how hard you stomp your ignorant food stamp collecting trailer park trash feet.
Based on facts, not on AM trash radio rantings of your run of the mill draft dodging pill popping fat white disk jock.
Everyone no's why -Liberal Media. You guys couldn't be fair if you were paid triple the amount.
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#244 May 23, 2012
See the Light wrote:
<quoted text>Everyone no's why -Liberal Media.
I am pretty sure it is the two wars Bush got us into, the way he handled Katrina, the giving away of over a trillion dollars to millionaires, the two recessions, and the bail outs that helped him earn his worst president rating.
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#245 May 23, 2012
conservative crapola wrote:
The bain cap fun is only beginning.
Romney is exactly the kind of corporate politician, who got us all into much of this mess.....

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#246 May 23, 2012
I think therefore I am wrote:
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And so you're saying the CBO report is just a non-issue in this wonderful recovery Obama has created?
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CBO report shows national debt was 13-trillion when Obama was inaugurated in January of 2009. It is very much an issue.

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#247 May 24, 2012
WMCOL wrote:
The Presidency is a political job that encompasses many diciplines and responsibilities.
The closest this nation has ever come in its history to having a CEO as President didn't work out very well.
Herbert Hoover was a mining executive before becoming President, and we all know how his Presidency ended, economically speaking.
Don't tell him I said so, but Romney emphasizing His CEO credentials and Bain is a losing proposition since the job he is seeking is political.
His position with Olympics and international Olympic committee would be a better reference since it involved politics of economics, security, and building coalitions.
Also his tenure as Governor would be an asset if not for him being Republican governor of a Democrat state, something the GOP frowns on and discourages as a part of their talking points.
It is no mystery why Bain is kept in forefront. Bain is a losing proposition for Romney.
CEO is highest position in private sphere but President is highest position in government.
CEO as President is contrary to what this nation is about, especially when that background is tauted as how the country will be run.
Forrrrrrrrre score and three and a half years ago, hopey-changey was brought forth into this country.....Since then, we have record unemployment, a GNP of 1.2% in the tank, an economy that has been attacked at the small business level by over budening of regulaitons and taxes that has created a vaccum in hiring. Obama and his minions and Propaganda machine have put out a steady stream of side issues to continually turn the publics mind from the disaster this man of no experience, no job creativity or economic experience has put this country in. The next time Obama and Media Matters creates another fake crisis, just remember what is behind the curtain......and who is keeping it closed.

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#248 May 24, 2012
WMCOL wrote:
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CBO report shows national debt was 13-trillion when Obama was inaugurated in January of 2009. It is very much an issue.
fertilizer
I think therefore I am

Coffeyville, KS

#249 May 24, 2012
WMCOL wrote:
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CBO report shows national debt was 13-trillion when Obama was inaugurated in January of 2009. It is very much an issue.
So I would wonder then why if Obama is doing such a great job financially they would suggest if we don't do some pretty heavy cuts in spending we are about to fall off an economic cliff?

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#250 May 24, 2012
I think therefore I am wrote:
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So I would wonder then why if Obama is doing such a great job financially they would suggest if we don't do some pretty heavy cuts in spending we are about to fall off an economic cliff?
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It's not about "pretty heavy cuts" but about who gets them first? Which Congressional and Senate District.

The population keeps growing and therefore the need for services and increased spending. It is why spending increases with each new Administration.

“Lying for the Lord”

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#251 May 24, 2012
‘Job Creator’ Mitt Romney Has Created 1.33% as Many Jobs as Obama
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#253 May 24, 2012
The Lying Mormon wrote:
‘Job Creator’ Mitt Romney Has Created 1.33% as Many Jobs as Obama
Your name suits you well. Obama is the only president in history to have a negative net jobs growth number.

Obama misses cue...

'A Little Flat' in Denver...

250 people fail to show for fundraiser...BIG SHOW,,,,,500 is all he could get.

REPORT: Senate Dems pay female staffers less than male staffers...

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Dem Congressional Candidate Refuses To Say If He's Voting For Obama...

REAL DEFICIT LAST YEAR:$5 TRILLION...
Cool Hand Luke

Scranton, PA

#254 May 24, 2012
Iowans Seek to Sack Three Judges who Legalized Gay “Marriage”

Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:15 EST
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DES MOINES, Iowa – Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on Wednesday waded into a unique state electoral battle, where conservatives are seeking to recall from the bench three state Supreme Court justices that legalized same-sex “marriage” in 2009.

Speaking at a panel organized by the Iowa State Bar Association in the Hotel Fort Des Moines, O'Connor asserted that “the judges should not be subject to retaliation" from voters for the decisions they render.

According to the AP, Chief Justice Marsha Ternus introduced O’Connor at the event, warning that "fair and independent courts" were at stake. However, Ternus is one of those, along with Justices David Baker and Michael Streit, whose terms on the high court will come to an end unless Iowans vote “yes” to retain them on November 2.

Under a 1962 amendment to Iowa’s constitution, eight years after being appointed judges must go on the ballot for a popular vote to retain their position or be sent packing.

Usually judges have little difficulty retaining their posts, but this year is different owing to the high court – by unanimous consent – striking down the state Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), on the basis that it violated the state’s guarantees of equal protection.

Conservatives accused the high court of overstepping its bounds and engaging in judicial activism by appealing to an “evolving standard” of interpreting the state constitution.

"The April 3, 2009, opinion made it extremely clear that this court became activist in nature. We say we don't want the courts politicized but that's exactly what they did," said conservative activist and former GOP candidate for governor Bob Vander Plaats in an interview broadcast Sunday on KCCI-TV.

The former GOP candidate, who pledged to use an executive order to nullify the court’s ruling until the legislature made a new law, has said the retention vote provides an antidote to the politicization of the court.

“We believe it has been politicized and that is why we have the retention vote,” Vander Plaats said.“The retention vote is an accountability mechanism. When court gets out of balance, the people then have a say and can rein it in. The process becomes political in our opponents’ eyes when the people rise up to exercise their freedom of speech as protected by the Constitution and the courts.”

Vander Plaats has organized a campaign to oust Ternus, Baker, and Streit called “Iowa For Freedom,” and has been barnstorming the state explaining to Iowans why the court’s desire to legislate from the bench needs to be checked by the people.

“If judges can redefine marriage, they can redefine who should pay taxes and how much, who can own and carry a gun and whose private property rights get protected - or do not,” Vander Plaats argued in an op-ed.

Vander Plaats argued that the Iowa Supreme Court violated the law in three large ways: first invalidating Iowan principles by striking down its own DOMA, second usurping the role of legislature by enacting from the bench a new law legalizing same-sex “marriage,” and thirdly, executing the law demanding its enforcement, which is a function of the executive branch, by ordering all 99 counties to implement the decision.

"We need to vote them off the bench to send a message across Iowa that we, the people, still have the power," said Vander Plaats. "Not only will it send a message here in Iowa, but it will send a message in California, in Arizona and across the country that the courts have really taken on too much power."
Cool Hand Luke

Scranton, PA

#255 May 24, 2012
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CDC: Syphilis cases rise 134% among Homosexual and Bisexual Men

Wed Aug 03, 2011 18:51 EST







ATLANTA, Georgia, August 3, 2011 - On Monday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that minority homosexual and bisexual men account for a disproportionate number of new syphilis cases. About 15% of people with untreated syphilis eventually develop long-term complications, including damage to the brain, nerves, heart and blood vessels that can prove fatal.

The national syphilis rate hit an all-time low of 2.1 cases per 100,000 people in 2000, but using data from 27 states, the CDC observed a rising U.S. syphilis rate largely among men. In 2009, the rate among men was just under 8 cases per 100,000 versus 1.4 cases per 100,000 women.

CDC researchers found that between 2005 and 2008, the syphilis rate among African-American homosexual and bisexual men rose at an 8-times faster rate compared with their Caucasian counterparts. The 2008 syphilis rate among African-American homosexual and bisexual men was 19 per 100,000.

Hispanic homosexual and bisexual men had more than twice the increase of Caucasian men. The 2008 syphilis rate among Hispanic men was just over 7 per 100,000 and among Caucasian men 4 per 100,000.

In addition, the CDC noted a shift in the age group most affected by syphilis. Reuters published news that while ten years ago, outbreaks of the STD were largely reported among homosexual and bisexual men in their 30s,“since 2005 teenagers and men in their 20s have shown the biggest increase in syphilis cases”. In 2008,“20- to 29-year-olds had the highest rate at around 12 cases per 100,000.”

In an interview with Arthur Goldberg of JONAH, a non-profit international organization dedicated to educating the Jewish community about the social, cultural, and emotional factors which lead to same-sex attractions, highlighted the essence of the disproportionately rising U.S. syphilis rate among minority homosexual and bisexual men. He commented,“Unfortunately the lack of education within the minority communities concerning the alternatives for healing and the ability to change homosexual ideation is primarily responsible for this spike.”

“Citizens need to be given the information as to options about sexuality,” Goldberg continued.“Equal access to ‘ex-gay’ information is essential.”
http://www.cdc.gov/std/stats10/trends.htm
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West Palm Beach, FL

#257 May 24, 2012
The Lying Mormon wrote:
‘Job Creator’ Mitt Romney Has Created 1.33% as Many Jobs as Obama
That is funny...seems they did a study, while Romney was governor, and Massachusetts was 47th in job production.....hardly a, "JOB CREATOR".....

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