Rove told Fox that Obama won by “suppressing the vote.” Not by, say, imposing voting restrictions that disproportionately affect certain demographics, but by running mean ads about Bain Capital. And while Rove did the best he could (“The first group to respond to attacks on Bain was American Crossroads”)
Let me get this straight…so we somehow suppressed the vote by highlighting that Romney attacked the auto bailout, called 47% of Americans degenerates, and questioned his record at Bain, which ultimately drove Republicans, Undecideds, and moderate democrats to exercise their right to participate in the electoral process by casting a ballot for the guy that Rove and a bunch of billionaires didn’t want people to vote for? Well, I guess we really did suppress the vote…if that means we informed and organized the electorate to turn out in vast numbers to vote against billionaires and idiotic lies, then yep…I’d say that’s precisely what we did.
On a positive note, under president Obama, we’ve increased funding for community colleges something “the architect” may want to look into as he looks for a new line of work.
Well, he was kind enough to defend Bain, maybe someone over there will throw him a bone.
You finally got what you deserve and you are finally going to be seen for the political hack that you are. Good luck Mr. Rove!
In Wednesday night’s debate, Mitt Romney deliberately tried to confuse voters about where he stands on many issues. I want to clear up where President Obama and Mitt Romney agree — and where they disagree — on one particularly important issue: Social Security.
President Obama and Romney agree that we need to make gradual changes to make sure Social Security stays solvent over the long term. The disagreement is over how to do it — and that’s where President Obama and Romney have fundamentally different ideas.
President Obama will under no circumstances agree to put your retirement at risk by privatizing Social Security, and he will reject any plan that slashes Social Security benefits. Because Romney opposes any effort to raise a single penny in new revenue, his Social Security plan is forced to rely solely on big benefit cuts to maintain solvency — analysis of a similar plan showed current workers would see cuts of up to 40 percent that would badly hurt their financial security.
Romney and Ryan also supported the Bush privatization plan that would have exposed Social Security benefits to the financial crisis that devastated many pension funds and retirement accounts.
Plus, do you really want to elect a man who’s economic plan involves to rubbing out Big Bird?
What matter’s most in this election are the people of this nation. You can listen to the experts, the talking points, and even the candidates themselves all day long. In the end it comes down to reaching as many people as you can and explaining to them why you believe in you’re heart that you’re candidate is right for you. So while you may not always get people to come over to you’re side, you will be surprised at the willingness of people to simply listen to what you have to say.
For me, I believe in this President because he has inspired me to participate in what I have always known was inside of me. I have always held very strong opinions, but I can’t help it that someone gave me the opportunity to get involved in something greater than just one person. That is something I have always felt in my heart, President Obama simply gave me a voice so I could share it with others.
I will never forget that.
“There are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…these are people who pay no income tax…”
Here is what you don’t get Mitt:
Government involvement does not simply equate to entitlements, or handouts, or any other term used to cast a broad net over any and all taxpayer funded program.
First, lets gets some basic facts out of the way.
Entitlement transfers to individuals have increased by more than 700 percent over the last 50 years. So yes, both parties are responsible, but this spending has actually increased faster under Republican administrations than Democratic ones.
Some sensible conclusions to be drawn from these facts:
The welfare state is growing at an unsustainable rate. Billions are siphoned off by our enormously bloated defense budget. Spending on senior citizens continues to skyrocket while investments in America’s young families, and educating future generations has been on the decline.
Yet, these are not the sensible arguments Mitt Romney made during a closed-door fundraiser earlier this year. The standard bearer for the Republican brand has effectively divided the nation into two groups: the makers and the takers. If anyone is guilty of engaging in class warfare, it’s the man that just dropped the atom bomb.
Moreover, Mr. Romney’s comments suggest that he doesn’t know much about the nation that he hopes to govern. Who are these government freeloaders—this 47 percent who believes they are victims? Is it the Iraq war veteran that goes to the V.A., or the college student that applies for a loan? Maybe its all those senior citizens that rely on Medicare after a lifetime in the labor force.
His comments suggest that he doesn’t understand our nation’s culture, or history. America’s welfare state has expanded. Still, America remains one of the hardest working nations on earth. Americans work longer hours, take fewer vacation’s, and retire later in life than nearly anyone else. And Americans overwhelmingly believe that hard work is the key to success.
Mitt Romney believes his comments are directed at the 10 percent of undecided voters in the middle. Again, Romney’s beliefs show a gross misunderstanding off American political culture. The people who actually receive the lion’s share of government spending are not big government lovers. They are Republicans! They are senior citizens, and middle-class white men with high school degrees. The people who have benefited the most from government entitlements are middle-class workers, not the dependent poor Obama supporters that Mr. Romney would like you to believe are the beneficiaries.
If Ronald Reagan were still alive today, he would be accused of being a socialist. I say this because Mitt Romney, and the Republican brand have lost all sense of the social compact. A notion embraced by President Reagan and the Republican Party in 1987 when 62 percent of Republicans believed that government has a responsibility to provide a safety net for those who suffer for no fault of their own.
Finally, Romney’s remarks suggest that he knows absolutely nothing about ambition and motivation. According to his formula, people who are forced to make it on their own without any help whatsoever have drive. People who receive help have dependency.
This is absolutely ludicrous. No parent believes that they should deprive their children of benefits so they can learn to struggle on their own. Most parents try to shower their children with benefits so they have the opportunity to succeed, to do better than they did.
It is no mystery that people are motivated when they feel competent. They feel competent when provided with opportunities that result in success. Not when they are deprived of those opportunities. So you are wrong Mr. Romney, and you don’t have the slightest clue who the American people are.
Rush Limbaugh recently addressed the apparent similarity between the current Batman villain— Bane, and Mitt Romney’s old venture capital firm Bain Capital. Given Limbaugh’s “do anything-say anything” approach that keeps him basking in the public spotlight, I propose making Limbaugh the enemy in the upcoming film. Personally, I don’t think its a stretch for the caped crusader to take on the pill popping conservative talk show host who attacks everyone from accomplished female law students to the minds of millions of Americans who have been brainwashed by years of red-meat rhetoric. Yes, I think Mr. Limbaugh would prove a worthy adversary.