Published: Sunday, Aug. 12 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
However, the easiest and most convenient tactic by conservatives is to "run
against character". Hence, we have the Birthers, the Nativists, the Bigots,
and the Crazies. It's viseral and is most sffective with the Republican
base. Ideas, as emphasized by such conservative giants like William F. Buckley,
have fallen to the wayside as the Republican Party moves significantly to the
Right and gives voice to the Tea Party and such ideological stalwarts like Rush
Limbaugh and Fox News.They believe what they believe because they
want to believe. And they certainly don't want anyone trying to provide
them with information which might challenge their belief. With the animosity
whipped-up against Barack Obama since day one of his administration (remember?
" Make Obama a One Term President!"), asking for a sincere debate on
issues is not going to happen.
Well said CK. Romney needs to reveal Obama as not just ineffective. Even
Democrats know that. Obama needs to be completely unmasked to the American
people as Barak "You didn't build that" Obama. And don't tell
me that was taken out of context. He doesn't seem to understand the flip
side of the argument: Government got the money to build roads and bridges
primarily from taxes paid by succesful people and businesses. Memo to
government: You didn't build that.
I have heard this time and again that our economy is not recovering fast enough
and and it one man's fault, As if Congress with the lowest ever approval
rating bears no responsibility. On the other hand we also look at
the glass half empty in stead of half full. Housing is still down but shows
signs of upward trends and jobs need to rebound more but look at the dow jones,
nasdaq, and S&P markets. They have doubled in a three year period (march of
2009 to 2012). If you had investments or an IRA in the equities market you are
definitely better off now than three years ago. Corporations are doing well.
In fact, can anyone show me where the stock markets has doubled in such a short
period of time. I think not.
Do we really want to focus on Romney's positions on the issues? And yes, I
say positions since he has been on both sides of nearly every single issue out
there. His answers change depending on who he's speaking with that
Let's say I didn't want to vote for Obama. Would I vote
for the old Romney or the new Romney because the old Romney is exactly like the
current Obama but everyone says that candidates always run one way and then go
back to the center after the election. So would I vote for Romney on
his record of being just like Obama or his promise to be just like Bush?
I think the amount of hate and animosity directed to the president and his
family far exceeds that which would be the objection to his programs. Further,
I think the reason for our economic troubles is the direct cause of the hate for
Obama. Business people seem to have jumped on the band wagon in the
war against America and the American dream. As one of our conservative friends
puts it, the government is there to defend us from foreign enemies, not to
protect us from ourselves. So we have businesses and churches straining at the
chains that bind them to true purpose of their existence. Business
is to serve people. Not the other way around. Yet every day I see more
examples of business using the excuse of serving people as a means of robbing
them. UTOPIA, Tracks, theatres, stadiums, malls, and a thousand other scams are
able to exist because of our weakness toward business. Then when the money is
all gone, they blame the workers wages and pensions for the disaster. It is hard to see how our nation could survive more freedom for
He didn't even win the first time and we 're elected' bush on a
terrible record. The president is trying to give us health care and not invade
any other countries. I'm good with that.
No new wars and closed the torture program. Bush left the bar pretty low.
I'm good with Obama.
Mr. Krauthammer's "either-or" choice is a false one. Without
choosing one or the other of the two approaches toward defeating the incumbent
president, Messers. Romney and Ryan can instead simply place the emphasis on the
dangerousness of President Obama's ideology and at the same time segue
into repeated mention his fiscal failures that result from his ideology.America's newly self-dubbed "Comeback Team" need not
fashion a political victory strategy around drawing attention only to President
Obama's philosophy, to the disregard of mention of his lack of success in
righting the economy; Mr. Obama has left himself wide open to attack on both
To "Ultra Bob" your examples of businesses robbing people are actually
government business ventures. UTOPIA is a government project that was a joint
venture between 16 different cities. Tracks is part of UTA, the quasi
government transportation company. Stadiums are typically built by cities or
counties to attract a sports team to their area. Those are scams run by the
government for specific agenda driven desires
freedomingoodstill running against bush? you have been snookered by
the BO camp. Too much MSNBC for you!you're OK with BO?tell that to the tens of millions still unemployed.you're OK with 8+ unemployment, anemic economic growth, and staggering
deficits.some people DO have a pretty low standard.
"Comments about ‘President Obama's performance record his biggest
liability’ Not so. Watch on PBS "Money, Power, and Wall Street "
especially you Krauthammer. Obama had a chance to see what he was in for during
the election, and what he was stairing at was the Seoond Great Depression.
While I don't like the keeping on of Bush economic people, nevetheless
Obama kept Great Depression II from happening. For this he gets plenty of
credit, at least from me.
Redshirt.You are correct. "Those are scams run by the government
for specific agenda driven desires".The scams are run by
businessmen in control of the government. Since all the profit is made by the
private parts of the scam and the taxpayer is left with the losses, who do you
really think is to blame for the scam.
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