The meanest presidential election campaign since a the last one

Aug 20, 2012 Full story: The Guardian 357

Accusations of unprecedented nastiness? Check. High-flown pronouncements about seriousness? Check.

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Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#1 Aug 20, 2012
The one two years ago or the one four years ago?
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#2 Aug 20, 2012
It's the fault of the Dummycraps. They always want a chance to govern. They don't know their place, especially the blacks, the women, and the gays. They think they are equal. Well, the Founding Fathers didn't agree. Accept that already!
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#3 Aug 20, 2012
Well, they are equal to each other (along with the poor and middle class). They are equally second-class citizens who don't deserve the privilege to vote.
Dane Thorsen

Long Beach, CA

#4 Aug 20, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
The one two years ago or the one four years ago?
Keep it classy Governor Romney. Only Obama types thrive on HATE and they aren't voting Pro America anyway.
Gravediggers

United States

#5 Aug 20, 2012
Obama's own words reflect his campaign:

'arrogant, derisive, divisive'

Obama FAILED to unite the USA.

That was the HOPE!

NO in NOvember
NO to OWEbama

To REPEAL ObamaCare we must REclaim the Senate

Two Supreme Court nominations enough for Obama, let's not let him get 2 more!

NO in NOvember!
Cat74

Barrington, IL

#6 Aug 20, 2012
The Democrats have already conceded the Senate. Republicans only need 4 seats to take the majority, and the Democrats have to defend 23 seats, while Rebublicans defend 11 of theirs. Beside that Harry Reid has done nothing in the Senate for the last 4 years except that Obamacare tax, and people hate that one.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Charlotte, NC

#7 Aug 20, 2012



Meanest since McCain/Obama? PUH-LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAZE!!!


Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#8 Aug 20, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
Obama's own words reflect his campaign:
'arrogant, derisive, divisive'
Obama FAILED to unite the USA.
That was the HOPE!
NO in NOvember
NO to OWEbama
To REPEAL ObamaCare we must REclaim the Senate
Two Supreme Court nominations enough for Obama, let's not let him get 2 more!
NO in NOvember!
How can we EVER be united when 47 of American pay little or no taxes, like Bishop Rmoney?????
potter

Diamondhead, MS

#9 Aug 20, 2012
I feel sorry for you,you seem to have a lot of hatred that may keep you closed minded.The Democrats just want their time to fix many of the problems the republicans have made in the time they were in office.We,[the Democrats],know our place,it's standing next to anyone else,all with equal value,whether they be a woman,a black, or gay, all with our heads held high.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Charlotte, NC

#10 Aug 20, 2012



"Obama is an Incompetent Amateur."
- Bill Clinton



It's Not mean. It's Bill simply telling the truth.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Charlotte, NC

#11 Aug 20, 2012



Our Divisive President

Barack Obama promised a new era of post-partisanship. In office, he's played racial politics and further split the country along class and party lines.

By Democrats PATRICK H. CADDELL
DOUGLAS E. SCHOEN

During the election campaign, Barack Obama sought to appeal to the best instincts of the electorate, to a post-partisan sentiment that he said would reinvigorate our democracy. He ran on a platform of reconciliation—of getting beyond "old labels" of right and left, red and blue states, and forging compromises based on shared values.

President Obama's Inaugural was a hopeful day, with an estimated 1.8 million people on the National Mall celebrating the election of America's first African-American president. The level of enthusiasm, the anticipation and the promise of something better could not have been more palpable.

And yet, it has not been realized. Not at all.

Rather than being a unifier, Mr. Obama has divided America on the basis of race, class and partisanship. Moreover, his cynical approach to governance has encouraged his allies to pursue a similar strategy of racially divisive politics on his behalf.


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

Dearborn, MI

#12 Aug 20, 2012
Dane Thorsen wrote:
<quoted text>
Keep it classy Governor Romney. Only Obama types thrive on HATE and they aren't voting Pro America anyway.
Well, now you're making me feel guilty about all my secret overseas bank accounts. I have some in the Grand Caymans, some in Switzerland, some in Ireland, and, Joseph Smith darn it, I can't even remember in which countries I stashed my TARP cash. Nevertheless, yes indeed, WE are the Pro-Americans!!!! WE are the true Christians!!!!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Charlotte, NC

#13 Aug 20, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
<quoted text>
How can we EVER be united when 47 of American pay little or no taxes, like Bishop Rmoney?????




Romney's Paid MILLIONS in taxes dumbazz. Many dependent democrats pay NO income Tax. What was your number? 47%...





“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#14 Aug 20, 2012
This is said every year now. Would be nice if Congress could get something done during a term or two.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Charlotte, NC

#15 Aug 20, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, now you're making me feel guilty about all my secret overseas bank accounts. I have some in the Grand Caymans, some in Switzerland, some in Ireland, and, Joseph Smith darn it, I can't even remember in which countries I stashed my TARP cash. Nevertheless, yes indeed, WE are the Pro-Americans!!!! WE are the true Christians!!!!



Idiot,
HOW MANY US BANKS HAVE FAILED UNDER BARACK OBAMA?

- OUCH!-




Diversification is what people with money do! Valerie Jarret has an Overseas account too. Duh.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Charlotte, NC

#16 Aug 20, 2012

The Exasperation of the Democratic Billionaire

Real-estate and newspaper mogul Mortimer Zuckerman voted for Obama but began seeing trouble as soon as the stimulus went into the pockets of municipal unions.



By JAMES FREEMAN
New York

'It's as if he doesn't like people," says real-estate mogul and New York Daily News owner Mortimer Zuckerman of the president of the United States. Barack Obama doesn't seem to care for individuals, elaborates Mr. Zuckerman, though the president enjoys addressing millions of them on television.

The Boston Properties CEO is trying to understand why Mr. Obama has made little effort to build relationships on Capitol Hill or negotiate a bipartisan economic plan. A longtime supporter of the Democratic Party, Mr. Zuckerman wrote in these pages two months ago that the entire business community was "pleading for some kind of adult supervision" in Washington and "desperate for strong leadership." Writing soon after the historic downgrade of U.S. Treasury debt by Standard & Poor's, he wrote, "I long for a triple-A president to run a triple-A country."

His words struck a chord.

When I visit Mr. Zuckerman this week in his midtown Manhattan office, he reports that three people approached him at dinner the previous evening to discuss his August op-ed. Among business executives who supported Barack Obama in 2008, he says, "there is enormously widespread anxiety over the political leadership of the country." Mr. Zuckerman reports that among Democrats, "The sense is that the policies of this government have failed.... What they say about [Mr. Obama] when he's not in the room, so to speak, is astonishing."


Is dat mean?


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405297...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Charlotte, NC

#17 Aug 20, 2012


Mr. Zuckerman ponders the Occupy Wall Street movement, he concludes that "the door to it was opened by the Obama administration, going after the 'millionaires and billionaires' as if everybody is a millionaire and a billionaire and they didn't earn it.... To fan that flame of populist anger I think is very divisive and very dangerous for this country."

This doesn't mean that Mr. Zuckerman opposes the protesters or questions their motives. When pressed, he concedes that the crowd in Lower Manhattan may include some full-time radicals, but he argues that the protesters are people with a legitimate grievance, as the country suffers high unemployment and stagnant middle-class incomes.


A bad president to blame? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... He was in the Senate when it went down too....


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405297...
gossamer

Warren, MI

#18 Aug 20, 2012
No its not.

Four years ago was.

It still makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up when I remember Obama saying. JOHN MCCAIN this JOHN MCCAIN that in that loud piercing voice.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Charlotte, NC

#19 Aug 20, 2012


(D) Mort Zuckerman explains how the real unemployment rate is actually well above the official level of 9.1%, which only measures people who have applied for a job within the previous four weeks. In fact, he says, unemployment has even surged beyond the Department of Labor's "U-6" number of 16.5% that has received increasing attention lately because it includes people who have given up looking for work within the past year, plus people who have been cut back from full-time employees to part-timers.

Mr. Zuckerman says that when you also consider the labor-force participation rate and the so-called "birth-death series" that measures business starts and failures, the real U.S. unemployment rate is now 20%. His voice rising with equal parts anger and sadness, he exclaims, "That's not America!"



HOW MEAN!


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405297...

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Charlotte, NC

#20 Aug 20, 2012



Mr. Zuckerman maintains that America will solve its problems over the long haul—"I am not somebody who's pessimistic about this country. I have had a life that's been better than my fantasies," he says—but he's certainly pessimistic about the current administration. That began shortly after inauguration day in 2009.

At that time he supported Mr. Obama's call for heavy spending on infrastructure. "But if you look at the make-up of the stimulus program," says Mr. Zuckerman, "roughly half of it went to state and local municipalities, which is in effect to the municipal unions which are at the core of the Democratic Party." He adds that "the Republicans understood this" and it diminished the chances for bipartisan legislating.


Then there was health-care reform:

"Eighty percent of the country wanted them to get costs under control, not to extend the coverage. They used all their political capital to extend the coverage. I always had the feeling the country looked at that bill and said,'Well, he may be doing it because he wants to be a transformational president, but I want to get my costs down!'"


http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405297...


Democrats are so mean to their own kind!

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