Romney-Ryan Debate - Ellijay, GA

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Skippy

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#62
Oct 8, 2012
 
Boss Hogg wrote:
"When President Bush took office in 2001, he inherited a $236 billion budget surplus, with a projected 10-year surplus of $5.6 trillion. When he ended his term, he left a $1.3 trillion deficit and a projected 10-year shortfall of $8 trillion."
Why won't anyone admit this? If you want the source of the problem this is it. You don't fight a war and cut taxes at the same time. You especially don't fight 2 wars and cut taxes at the same time. I don't simply blame Bush; I blame the party that allowed, and probably encouraged, him to do this.
Our grandkids are going to inherit this debt.
With all due respect Mr. Hogg, Bush's largest deficit with a Republican Congress was about $260 Billion. When Reid and Pelosi came in, he betrayed his testicles and allowed them to add another $200 billion to it. He again betrayed his testicles and signed TARP which was a democrat idea. He only spent half of it until after President Elect Obama asked him to release the rest. The Democrats had full control over the House and Senate and were responsible for ballooning the deficit. in 2009 the Democrats passed the stimulus which did no good. This year, with no TARP or stimulus, Obama has again a $1.2 trillion dollar deficit...at least....just sayin...All told, with a Democrat Senate for 4 years and 2 years of a Democratic Congress, Obama had added $5 trillion in 3 1/2 years. You are correct. Our grandkids and great grandkids will inherit this debt. That means: A. They will pay much higher taxes to pay the bills and maintain services or B. They will pay the same tax rate and recieve significantly less services..
East Town

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#63
Oct 8, 2012
 
Found wrote:
Not wanting to disparge the good name of Ron Paul, but every vote for him is a yes vote for Obama. Romney/Ryan isn't perfect, but I'm not looking for perfection; I'm looking to the next 4 years with a new president. Our nation cannot survive 4 more years with Obama.
Yeah, We said we couldnt survive 4 more bush yrs eithet, But we did barely.
East Town

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#64
Oct 8, 2012
 
Skippy wrote:
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With all due respect Mr. Hogg, Bush's largest deficit with a Republican Congress was about $260 Billion. When Reid and Pelosi came in, he betrayed his testicles and allowed them to add another $200 billion to it. He again betrayed his testicles and signed TARP which was a democrat idea. He only spent half of it until after President Elect Obama asked him to release the rest. The Democrats had full control over the House and Senate and were responsible for ballooning the deficit. in 2009 the Democrats passed the stimulus which did no good. This year, with no TARP or stimulus, Obama has again a $1.2 trillion dollar deficit...at least....just sayin...All told, with a Democrat Senate for 4 years and 2 years of a Democratic Congress, Obama had added $5 trillion in 3 1/2 years. You are correct. Our grandkids and great grandkids will inherit this debt. That means: A. They will pay much higher taxes to pay the bills and maintain services or B. They will pay the same tax rate and recieve significantly less services..
Weak, Even by republican standards, Sounds pretty good as long as half the story is told, Sounds better when you tell the truth and place numbers and dates in the order they happen, Piers Morgan just made one of Romneys main advisors out to be a liar also.
Skippy

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Oct 8, 2012
 
East Town wrote:
<quoted text>Weak, Even by republican standards, Sounds pretty good as long as half the story is told, Sounds better when you tell the truth and place numbers and dates in the order they happen, Piers Morgan just made one of Romneys main advisors out to be a liar also.
Your facts, as usual, just astound me Eastie Boy! Tell me what wasn't the truth... No tell all of us what wasnt the truth. Give yourself an ounce of credibility
Boss Hogg

Ellijay, GA

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#66
Oct 9, 2012
 
Skippy wrote:
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Your facts, as usual, just astound me Eastie Boy! Tell me what wasn't the truth... No tell all of us what wasnt the truth. Give yourself an ounce of credibility
Spin, spin, spin.
East Town

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Oct 9, 2012
 
Skippy wrote:
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Your facts, as usual, just astound me Eastie Boy! Tell me what wasn't the truth... No tell all of us what wasnt the truth. Give yourself an ounce of credibility
The adults are trying to talk, Quiet down boy.
Skippy

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#68
Oct 9, 2012
 
East Town wrote:
<quoted text>The adults are trying to talk, Quiet down boy.
Ok Sure. it was spin...but the spin is in your head and you can't debate without a teleprompter. Are you really the great OBOZO?
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#69
Oct 9, 2012
 
Obama Thought He'd Won The Debate;
Was Surprised By Aides Telling Him He Hadn't;
Aides Were "Stunned" By Obama's Misplaced Confidence

This isn't a re-post. It's a recontextualization.

First, some context. From @jeffemmanuel, an old quote from Obama:

的 think that I知 a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I値l tell you right now that I知 gonna think I知 a better political director than my political director.年ext, from @rdbrewer4, his favorite psychological disorder, the Dunning-Kruger effect:

The Dunning訪ruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than average. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their mistakes.[1]
Actual competence may weaken self-confidence, as competent individuals may falsely assume that others have an equivalent understanding. As Kruger and Dunning conclude, "the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others"

Or, in simpler terms: The competent understand their weaknesses and can also recognize the superiority of others (in areas where they are superior). Competent people actually rate themselves as less competent than they actually are.

On the other hand, incompetents tend to rate their competency much, much higher than reality. Because they're so incompetent they don't even know what competence, let alone expertise, looks like. And they can't even spot it when it's right in front of their faces, demonstrated by someone else.

And as I've noted a few times, Obama once said this to Newsweek:

"You know, I actually believe my own bullshit."Those three completely unrelated points out of the way, Obama thought he beat Romney, via @slublog:

When President Barack Obama stepped off the stage in Denver last week the 60 million Americans watching his debate against Mitt Romney already knew it had been a disaster for him.
But what nobody knew, until now, was that Obama believed he had actually won.

In an extraordinary insight into the events leading up to the 90 minute showdown which changed the face of the election, a Democrat close to the Obama campaign today reveals that the President also did not take his debate preparation seriously, ignored the advice of senior aides and ignored one-liners that had been prepared to wound Romney.
East Town

Dawsonville, GA

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Oct 9, 2012
 
found wrote:
Obama Thought He'd Won The Debate;
Was Surprised By Aides Telling Him He Hadn't;
Aides Were "Stunned" By Obama's Misplaced Confidence
This isn't a re-post. It's a recontextualization.
First, some context. From @jeffemmanuel, an old quote from Obama:
的 think that I知 a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I値l tell you right now that I知 gonna think I知 a better political director than my political director.年ext, from @rdbrewer4, his favorite psychological disorder, the Dunning-Kruger effect:
The Dunning訪ruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than average. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their mistakes.[1]
Actual competence may weaken self-confidence, as competent individuals may falsely assume that others have an equivalent understanding. As Kruger and Dunning conclude, "the miscalibration of the incompetent stems from an error about the self, whereas the miscalibration of the highly competent stems from an error about others"
Or, in simpler terms: The competent understand their weaknesses and can also recognize the superiority of others (in areas where they are superior). Competent people actually rate themselves as less competent than they actually are.
On the other hand, incompetents tend to rate their competency much, much higher than reality. Because they're so incompetent they don't even know what competence, let alone expertise, looks like. And they can't even spot it when it's right in front of their faces, demonstrated by someone else.
And as I've noted a few times, Obama once said this to Newsweek:
"You know, I actually believe my own bullshit."Those three completely unrelated points out of the way, Obama thought he beat Romney, via @slublog:
When President Barack Obama stepped off the stage in Denver last week the 60 million Americans watching his debate against Mitt Romney already knew it had been a disaster for him.
But what nobody knew, until now, was that Obama believed he had actually won.
In an extraordinary insight into the events leading up to the 90 minute showdown which changed the face of the election, a Democrat close to the Obama campaign today reveals that the President also did not take his debate preparation seriously, ignored the advice of senior aides and ignored one-liners that had been prepared to wound Romney.
Obamas only mistake was fighting to clean, It will be different next go round, Even if it isnt Romney cant beat him.
East Town

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#71
Oct 9, 2012
 
Skippy wrote:
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Ok Sure. it was spin...but the spin is in your head and you can't debate without a teleprompter. Are you really the great OBOZO?
Shhh, Dude, Your acting like a child.
Joe

Ellijay, GA

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#72
Oct 17, 2012
 
independant voter wrote:
Folks, an honest Mormon is 1000% better that a Rock star Muslim that we have now.This country needs another BIG CHANGE in November!
vote for the mormon not the muslim
Joe

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#73
Oct 17, 2012
 
EgoBrain wrote:
Am I happy?
I'm on my tippy toes, still, dancing and twirling and laughing and singing at the top of my lungs.
I love Paul Ryan.
did reality tell you to love obummer lately? From your recent post you love him. You flip flop worse than a fish out of water.
Shorty

Locust Grove, GA

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#74
Nov 14, 2012
 
We need some new things to talk about on these forums the whole president thing has been talked about and talked about. This is getting old lol not that I've been on this particular forum talking about this stuff but seriously let's live and hope for the best for the next four years, and find something exciting to talk about our votes really don't count anyways so I have been reading.

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