I pulled away from the table worrying about the budget crises that this country is now in. Just for the record it is not President Obama’s fault. The Republicans have run this country in a ditch starting when President Obama first took office. It’s a simply conclusion. There are too many racist Republicans, yes even those who would rather not have an African American President leading this country. You had a Senate Republican joke that he would not be doing the Harlem Shake with President Obama. Oh, now they are slapstick comics? Where did that statement come from?
The Republicans could not think of anything else to say other than bring up the Harlem Shake? I get it, President Obama is a black president and the Harlem Shake began in Harlem, long before anyone else cared to learn it. Republicans are blaming everything under the sun on President Obama. My paycheck is less, perhaps it is because of President Obama. It merely sabotage and distorts the issues. President Obama, should not kill himself trying to appease these idiots. Yes I’m talking about the backwoods, idiot Republicans. No amount of lunches and dinners with these nuts will change anything. They will continue to run this country into the ditch and dig the hole deeper. You see that’s what Republicans do.
I can’t understand or wrap my arms around the positions that President Obama embraces concerning the budget cuts. Quite frankly I deliberately ignored the budget talks given more pressing issues that we all face like trying to make a living and having enough money to provide for our families. That is my priority at this point. Budget issues aside, I have one question and one question only. Why would President Obama and Republicans cut White House tours? It seems there’s a lot more prime pork on the table to cut than denying the American people the chance to visit the White House.
This is absolutely an embarrassment to whoever is responsible for this idea. The White House belongs to the American people. Visiting the White House is something all of us dream of doing. As a matter of fact it is unbelievable that it is even happening. The American people have a right to visit the White House. and this is something that should have never happened. Maybe the powers that be will reconsider this decision.
Time magazine nominated Barack Obama as the 2012 Person of the Year. A crowning achievement for a man that has, well achieved. I am an Obama fan, although I feel sometimes he leaves the left at the door of the mansion, while he hob nobs with the rich and those uninterested in the lower class. Time and time again, we are disappointed in the decisions that President Obama makes usually politically safe ones that beg to mirror the Republican agenda.
Obama often circles back on promises and falls over himself to appease Republicans, it is as if he really has little of what you would call backbone. Are better still, little regard for loyalty, especially for us poor souls who voted for him. Time and time again he said he would get rid of the Bush tax cuts and make sure that those making $250,000 and above would lose their tax cuts. But now he has a proposal on the table to cut medicare and social security, not in 2099, but now! Wait a minute, Mr. President that is not what you said, or perhap could I be mistaken, maybe you did. Perhaps I misunderstood you. Can we really believe that you will do what you said you would do? Perhaps we are all suckers.
We put you back in office, because we thought you would standup for Medicare and Social Security, that those issues would be off the table. We voted for you because we believed that a watered down healthcare bill that you deflated was better than no bill at all, now we see our healthcare cost have skyrocketed to the most expensive premium ever. It's not a help, it is a burden.
When you say you are going to do something, your word is your bond, not something to be broken. If you want Republicans to like you, then let us know that is your agenda. But do not throw us all under the bus, after we argued with people who opposed you and stood with you. Yet you coddle up to Republicans time and time again and forget to stand up for your base. Remember there are seniors out there who need Social Security. It is literally all they have. If their house note in $800, if the bill passes you will effectively put many of us out in the street. Social Security is not just a supplement, no people actually depend on it and live on it. Stand up for your base, we worked hard for you, now it is time for you to work hard for us. Or perhaps we just simply got “played”. Trust me, it want be the first time.
America was played by the media in believing that Mitt Romney would win the election. Every night we tuned into MSNBC, CNN, and if you wanted comical diversion Fox News. We were told that the race would be tight and that it might even result in the Republican congress determining who would be President. I mean this was slapstick comedy to the infinite degree. Any sane person who knows politcs, know that Mitt Romney would carry the southern states, of course that's a given. Those states would certainly not vote for President Obama.
So we were Hoodwinked and Bamboozaled into believing that Good Ole Mitt Romney would win. It was as if the media believed if they could perpetuate the lie that Mitt Romney would win. Come election Day turnout would be low and Mitt could somehow pull it off. The Big Lie, the stuff that sitcoms are made of. So if you are now drinking sour milk, you have CNN, ABC, Fox News to thank. For awhile they had the bastions of liberality, MSNBC believing it as well.
But finally we came to our senses on Election night and reality set in, Mitt would not only lose, but Obama would beat him shall I say it? By a landslide. That's the reality. The pundants are reeling, 'Say It Ain't So.” The wheels of the deceptive media came tumbling down. Mitt Lost and with that reality comes the inevitable demise of the Republican Party as we know it.
President Obama has maintained a five-point lead in the crucial swing state of Ohio, according to a new Quinnipiac University/CBS News/New York Times poll of likely voters. The survey found that Mitt Romney has gained ground in Florida and Virginia, where the race is now effectively tied.
Mr. Obama now leads Romney 50 percent to 45 percent among likely voters in Ohio – exactly where the race stood on Oct. 22. His lead in Florida, however, has shrunk from nine points in September to just one point in the new survey, which shows Mr. Obama with 48 percent support and Romney with 47 percent. The president’s lead in Virginia has shrunk from five points in early October to two points in the new survey, which shows him with a 49 percent to 47 percent advantage.
The margin of error in the poll is plus or minus three percentage points. The survey was taken from Oct. 23 to 28 and completed before the onset of the “superstorm” Sandy.
Romney has taken the lead among seniors in Florida in the new survey and increased his lead among white voters, and he has a significant advantage among independents in Virginia. In Florida and Ohio, the candidates are now running about even on handling the economy. In Virginia, Romney has an edge.
In Florida and Ohio, the president leads among those who have already cast their ballots, with a significant lead in Ohio, 60 to 34 percent. In Florida, Mr. Obama is up 50 to 44 percent. Among those who have yet to cast their vote, the two candidates are even in these states. Just a small percentage of voters in Virginia have already voted.
There are few voters left in these swing states who haven’t made up their minds. Now, at least 95 percent of likely voters – including both Obama and Romney voters – have decided who they will support.
Most supporters from both camps say they strongly favor their candidate, though Mr. Obama’s are slightly more likely to say they strongly favor him. But Romney has been improving on this measure – especially in Florida, from 57 percent a month ago to 74 percent today – nearly even with the president.
As they have throughout the fall, in all three states Republicans remain more enthusiastic about voting this year than Democrats. Florida Republicans in particular have become far more enthusiastic than Democrats over the past month. There is now a 16-point enthusiasm gap between Republicans and Democrats in Florida, 63 percent to 47 percent, up from four points a month ago (52 to 48 percent).
Here's the reality. President Obama inherited a bad and unthinkablly inoperable economy when he took office in 2009. That is the reality. Then he had to deal with a Republican congress that did all it could to hinder progress and defeat anything that President Obama tried to pass to improve the economy. The plan that the Republican congress put forth was to sabatoge any bill that Obama offered up.
Their goal was to make Obama look ineffective and incompetent. It is an old, old, script that been used in the corporate world for years to discredit minorities. It is a campaign of false accusations and persistent non cooperation. Any programs that were not passed, were not Barack Obama's fault. It was a concerted effort by the good old boy network, in this case the Republicans to see that he failed.
If anyone should be voted out of office it should be the bigots that masterminded and continue to mastermind this charade. That's the reality.
President Obama has shown a firm commitment to using government to help foster growth. He has formed sensible budget policies that are not dedicated to protecting the powerful, and has worked to save the social safety net to protect the powerless. Mr. Obama has impressive achievements despite the implacable wall of refusal erected by Congressional Republicans so intent on stopping him that they risked pushing the nation into depression, held its credit rating hostage, and hobbled economic recovery.
Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, has gotten this far with a guile that allows him to say whatever he thinks an audience wants to hear. But he has tied himself to the ultraconservative forces that control the Republican Party and embraced their policies, including reckless budget cuts and 30-year-old, discredited trickle-down ideas. Voters may still be confused about Mr. Romney’s true identity, but they know the Republican Party, and a Romney administration would reflect its agenda. Mr. Romney’s choice of Representative Paul Ryan as his running mate says volumes about that.
We have criticized individual policy choices that Mr. Obama has made over the last four years, and have been impatient with his unwillingness to throw himself into the political fight. But he has shaken off the hesitancy that cost him the first debate, and he approaches the election clearly ready for the partisan battles that would follow his victory.
We are confident he would challenge the Republicans in the “fiscal cliff” battle even if it meant calling their bluff, letting the Bush tax cuts expire and forcing them to confront the budget sequester they created. Electing Mr. Romney would eliminate any hope of deficit reduction that included increased revenues.
In the poisonous atmosphere of this campaign, it may be easy to overlook Mr. Obama’s many important achievements, including carrying out the economic stimulus, saving the auto industry, improving fuel efficiency standards, and making two very fine Supreme Court appointments.
Mr. Obama has achieved the most sweeping health care reforms since the passage of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. The reform law takes a big step toward universal health coverage, a final piece in the social contract.
It was astonishing that Mr. Obama and the Democrats in Congress were able to get a bill past the Republican opposition. But the Republicans’ propagandistic distortions of the new law helped them wrest back control of the House, and they are determined now to repeal the law.
That would eliminate the many benefits the reform has already brought: allowing children under 26 to stay on their parents’ policies; lower drug costs for people on Medicare who are heavy users of prescription drugs; free immunizations, mammograms and contraceptives; a ban on lifetime limits on insurance payments. Insurance companies cannot deny coverage to children with pre-existing conditions. Starting in 2014, insurers must accept all applicants. Once fully in effect, the new law would start to control health care costs.
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