Romney-Ryan Debate - Nashville, TN

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wilma batts

Knoxville, TN

#1 Aug 14, 2012
I think Paul Ryan is a strong candidate & I look forward to his debate
Ron Paul 2012

Fontana, CA

#2 Aug 14, 2012
wilma batts wrote:
I think Paul Ryan is a strong candidate & I look forward to his debate
I disagree! Mitt Romney is the same as Barack Obama! If you want real change by repealing Barack Obama's health care law then vote for Gary Johnson!

Nashville, TN

#3 Aug 14, 2012
Romney is about as exciting as reading the Qu'ran so anything is an improvement. It does worry me that the GRAND OLD Party approves of him though.

Cookeville, TN

#4 Aug 14, 2012
He can explain financal issues clearly. Can you picture the VP debate in Oct between Ryan and Joe Biden? Should be fun to watch Ryan eat Joe's lunch. Joe Biden can't talk now, at least know what state he is in when making remarks .

Mount Juliet, TN

#6 Sep 9, 2012
Sounds like he is knowledgeable enough to fix fiscal issues.
Cool Hand Luke

Scranton, PA

#7 Sep 21, 2012
Obama puts Gays Front and center on the campaign trail

Thu May 17, 2012 15:41 EST

Tags: election 2012, gay marriage, mitt romney, obama

May 17, 2012- After announcing his support for gay “marriage” earlier this month, President Obama appears to be putting the issue front and center in his campaign, reiterating his stance in a recently released campaign video, and in comments to the media and potential donors.

In an interview filmed Monday for ABC’s the View, Obama said that his current stance was influenced by gay family friends who told him he should support gay “marriage” and not just civil unions because “words matter.”

Obama added that the issue is “going to be a big contrast in the campaign,” since his opponent, Mitt Romney, is in favor of a constitutional amendment that would ban gay “marriage.” His remarks echoed criticisms directed at the presumptive Republican nominee in a campaign video released last week which accused Romney of wanting to “take us back” rather than “move us forward.”

The president was elusive about his own stance on federal involvement in the issue, however, dodging a direct question from co-host Barbara Walters on whether he would “fight for a federal bill” that would legally enshrine gay “marriage.”

In response, Obama merely noted his opposition to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and claimed that the issue had “historically been determined at the state level.” He also accused Romney of “federalizing the whole issue” by favoring DOMA.

While the president’s federalist slant on the issue has dissatisfied some prominent gay rights supporters, his position has prompted praise, and in some cases, massive financial donations, from other corners of the movement.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, two up-coming fundraising events, one hosted by a prominent homosexual couple and the other by gay rights groups, are expected to bring in millions for the re-election campaign. The first was scheduled in the wake of the president’s announcement, and the second saw a dramatic increase in ticket sales because of it.

In widely reported comments, the president also called for the repeal of DOMA at a New York fundraiser co-hosted this week by the LGBT Leadership Council, gay singer Ricky Martin, and The Futuro Fund.

“We have never gone wrong when we expanded rights and responsibilities to everybody,” he told an audience of gay and lesbian supporters.“That doesn’t weaken families, that strengthens families.”

Romney has taken a restrained tone in response to the president’s championing of the issue, disappointing some conservatives.

“States are able to make decisions with regard to domestic partnership benefits, such as hospital visitation rights. Benefits and so forth of various kinds can be determined state by state. My view is that marriage itself is a relationship between a man and a woman, and that’s my own preference,” he said at a recent press conference in Oklahoma.“I know other people have differing views, this is a very tender and sensitive topic as are many social issues but I have the same view that I’ve had since running for office.”
Cool Hand Luke

Scranton, PA

#8 Sep 21, 2012
Obama's Infanticide Lie

By Amanda Carpenter

Newly discovered documents from the Illinois state archives prove Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has lied about his opposition as an Illinois state senator to legislation requiring health officials to provide care to babies who survived abortion.

Obama has repeatedly claimed he would have voted for Illinois’ version of the Born Alive Infant Protection Act (BAIPA) had it included language to protect abortion rights guaranteed by Roe v. Wade, as the federal version of the bill did, which sailed through the U.S. Senate 98-0. Contrary to what Obama has said, forgotten records from the Illinois Senate archives show Obama did vote against a BAIPA bill that included such a neutrality clause virtually identical to the federal bill.

Even pigs like Boxer and Kennedy voted for the BAIPA which Bush signed into Law but Not Barack Baby Killer Hussein. No, He Voted Against It several times then LIED about the Votes when uncovered!

Obama wanted these survivors to DIE So Badly that the Pig actually went on the Floor of the Illinois Senate and gave a shocking speech advocating the Denial of First Aid to these living breathing babies!

This is one of the discoveries I made while an Obama Supporter in 2007. I was shocked and disgusted by Obama. The more I researched from that point, the more disgusting facts I found against the Charlatan Obama.

What FILTH! ... ...
Brenda Lee Johnson

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Sep 21, 2012
FDA: Gay Men Still Banned from Donating Blood Over Documented Risk Concerns


WASHINGTON, D.C.,– Despite attempts by pro-homosexual advocates to paint the homosexual lifestyle as just another, normal, and healthy lifestyle choice, the FDA has renewed its 1983 policy that gay men cannot donate blood, due to the high-risk nature of living an active homosexual lifestyle.

This past Wednesday the FDA stated that, despite mounting opposition to the policy, it will for medical reasons continue to uphold its ban on men who live or who have lived an active homosexual life from donating blood.

According to the FDA, the ban is in place because,“A history of male-to-male sex is associated with an increased risk for the presence of and transmission of certain infectious diseases, including HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.”

The FDA policy relating to homosexual men is unique in its severity. While there is a lengthy list of criteria by which a potential donor may be deferred from donating blood (such as visiting particular African countries), such bans usually expire after a certain period of time. The ban on homosexual men, however, applies to any man who has ever had sex with another man, even once, subsequent to 1977.

The Administration, however, argues that the strictness of the ban is justified, pointing out that the “policy is intended to protect all people who receive blood transfusions from an increased risk of exposure to potentially infected blood and blood products.”

Some, however, are arguing that the FDA’s policy is discriminatory against homosexual men. Arthur Caplan, in an editorial for NBC6 argues that new testing technologies alleviate any fear that patients may contract AIDS by receiving a tainted transfusion.“At one time, long ago, the gay-blood ban may have made sense. But it no longer does,” he said.

“If a man has sex with a high risk woman, he’s allowed back into the donation pool after 12 months,” complained Joel Ginsberg, the executive director of the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association.“If he has safe sex with another man, he’s banned for life.”

Recognizing that the area of homosexuality is a controversial realm, however, with pro-homosexual activists on the watch for any signs of discrimination, the FDA responded to accusations of discrimination in its updated official policy in the matter. The “deferral policy is based on the documented increased risk of certain transfusion transmissible infections, such as HIV, associated with male-to-male sex and is not based on any judgment concerning the donor’s sexual orientation,” reads the FDA’s policy.

“Surveillance data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that men who have sex with men and would be likely to donate have a HIV prevalence that is at present over 15 fold higher than the general population, and over 2000 fold higher than current repeat blood donors (i.e., those who have been negatively screened and tested) in the USA.”

Dr. Robertson Davenport, who is an associate professor of pathology at the University of Michigan Hospital, agrees with the decision of the FDA.“The data are clear that men who engage in sexual contact with other men, as a whole, have a significantly higher risk of HIV,” he said.“Given our testing is not perfect, we will increase the risk to patients.”

A number of European countries have similar bans pertaining to homosexual man. Canada also forbids homosexual men from donating blood, due to similar concerns.

Read the full text of “FDA Policy on Blood Donations from Men Who Have Sex with Other Men”:

Nashville, TN

#11 Sep 26, 2012
He has an excellent grasp of the complexities of the debacle aka the federal budget
The real Ryan

Nashville, TN

#14 Oct 12, 2012
He wants to control a woman's reproductive systems, has lived on government money since his father died and he does not know how to calculate money into the future. He's GREAT!

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#15 Oct 12, 2012

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#16 Oct 20, 2012
Here....See for yourself, MITTS JOBS PLAN FOR ALL AMERICANS...

Staunton, VA

#17 Nov 4, 2012
I was surprised and impressed, he seems very intelligent and exactly what we need in office.

Desert Hot Springs, CA

#18 Nov 4, 2012
It is hard to believe this is happening in America!

This really pisses me off. Every time I see someone who voted for Obama I want to slap the CRAP out of the SOB

Obama's government health care reform!Scary stuff!
Communist reform! Please watch this videpo


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Desert Hot Springs, CA

#19 Nov 4, 2012

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Desert Hot Springs, CA

#20 Nov 4, 2012
this is the link, first one didn't work, this video is on this link;Subject: THIS WILL KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF!

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Since: Oct 12

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#21 Nov 4, 2012
Susan wrote:
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After what has happened to California, in the last 20-30 years, and you are worried about Obama? That does'nt really make sense.....

Desert Hot Springs, CA

#22 Nov 4, 2012
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>After what has happened to California, in the last 20-30 years, and you are worried about Obama? That doesn't really make sense.....
your a jerk! did you watch reform video? You vote for Obama, where ever you live, will be in crapper, due to socialist Obama! Will not matter what state you live in, with Obama in the Oval Office!

Since: Oct 12

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#23 Nov 4, 2012
..socialist Obama? haven't a clue.....turn off Fox....

Desert Hot Springs, CA

#24 Nov 4, 2012
Go Blue Forever wrote:
..socialist Obama? haven't a clue.....turn off Fox....
liberal brain-washed Nobama flamer!
you don't want your government welfare check to go away! SSI, or disability check. You drank the kool-aid that Nobama has given you!

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