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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 28 2012 7:57 p.m. MDT

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Well Read
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Romney and the republicans seem to forget who started two unfunded wars and passed an unfunded prescription drug bill. Does anyone think that Obama if at fault for almost 8 years of unfunded wars before he was elected president?

How much of the national debt occurred when George W was the president?

It seems to me that the republicans have not told "the rest of the story."

Well Read
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

I think it is good for the republicans to have their convention. They can feel good about blasting Obama, but I feel it will only last for a short time. All the noise and strong talk against Obama will not last long when the voters take a close look at the policies toward future seniors, women, & minorities the voters will turn in mass toward Obama. My opinion.

A1994
Centerville, UT

@Well Read

Ever heard of a guy named Harry Truman? The reason Obama isn't going to be re-elected is because he is nothing but excuses. His policies don't work. They never have worked anywhere they've been tried. He has no plan and no record to run on. Time for him to move out of the way and let Romney turn this mess around.

By the way, if we DO want play the blame game, one could argue that Bill Clinton didn't do enough to stop terrorists in the 1990s and that is what led to 9/11 and the wars. Clinton also warned of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq along with several other Democrats. (go youtube it.) So George W. Bush would have been much more successful if he didn't have to clean up Bill Clinton's foreign policy mess. See how this works?

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

@ Well read. GWB did the same thing that FDR did in his day. Neither started a war but both responded to being attacked by an enemy! FDR took us to war because of the Pearl Harbor attack where thousands of innocent Americans lost their lives and GWB because of 9/11 where more innocent people lost their lives than at Pearl Harbor. Had Slick Willy done anything about the attacks that occurred on his watch, perhaps GWB would not have been forced to defend our country! Ever heard of Al Qaida and the Taliban? You know, those guys who want to kill you?

I M LDS 2
Provo, UT

I wish I could celebrate this. But My GOP has gone off track:

Foreign Policy
-1992. GOP opposed a Palestinian state, went silent on the issue for eight years, but now has endorsed the idea in its past two platforms.

-Today. Mitt declares the cultural and moral superiority of Israel over Palestine are the cause of Israel's economic superiority.

Women's Issues/Abortion
-1976. "[abortion] is undoubtedly a moral and personal issue on which Republicans disagree."

-Before 1980. vigorous support for an equal rights amendment to protect women's rights, including the right to choose "abortion on demand"

-1980. seeks a constitutional amendment protecting "the right to life for unborn children."
-1992. call to appoint judges who oppose abortion.
-Today. talk of outlawing abortions under any circumstances, including rape, incest, etc.

Social Security, Medicare, etc.
-1968 to 2004. expand Social Security by lowering the age for universal coverage from 72 to 65

-2004. the party endorses Bush's proposal to shift to personal retirement accounts

-Today. vouchers, privatization, and who knows what else Ryan may come up with, but talk of dramatic cuts to all "entitlements"

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I've heard of Al Queda and the Taliban. Iraq had nothing to do with them.

Getting it Right
Sunnyvale, CA

Our country is going to have a prosperous 8 years Under Romney's presidency.

ute alumni
Tengoku, UT

imlds2
good luck with obama. you can't be serious. he is terrible so go ahead and vote for him.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

@ Hutterite. Surely you know that America’s enemies, Al Qaida and the Taliban are not countries but ideologies from many countries! My son fought in Iraq with the 5th Marines and he fought Al Qaida there! Osama Bin Laden was in Pakistan. Some others are in Syria, more are in Iran! No charge for this lesson in current events!

rightascension
Provo, UT

certainly a landmark of time in the history of the USA

Claudio
Springville, Ut

Mountanman,

Taliban: They are only found in Afghanistan and formed the unrecognized government of that country following the USSR withdrawal in the late 1980's. Neighboring governments in Iran and Pakistan did not support the Taliban then or now.

Iraq: Before 2003 was considered by Osama Bin Laden, by his own admission, to be an enemy of the aims of Al Qaida. Following 2004, due to the instability caused by the war and the sectarian violence that followed, Al Qaida terrorists took advantage of the situation.

Syria: Just like in Libya, there is no confirmation that Al Qaida elements are in operation in the country, only rumor. All terrorists are not Al Qaida...the KKK comes to mind.

Iran: Again, Osama Bin Laden has stated on multiple occasions that Iran does not support the aims of Al Qaida. Iranians in fact have been victims multiple times of Al Qaida attacks. As a side note, seeing as Syria and Iran have been tied at the hip for decades, it is further evidence that Al Qaida elements are unlikely to be involved in the Syrian government's war against its own citizens.

That, sir, is history. Factual, verified history.

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

@Mountanman: There could be home-grown Al Qaida and Taliban ideology right here in the USA. Maybe we better go to war with ourselves! That's the ridiculousness of your ideology. Do you really believe we should bomb every country that might have Al Qaida and Taliban ideology in them? Could end with a snide remark like you did, but I'll pass.

A1994
Centerville, UT

@Hutterite

Don't act like both sides weren't hyping the threat in Iraq. If you must, go youtube Bill Clinton talking about the threat Saddam Hussein posed in 1998. Both sides preached it. The point is that Bush could have blamed his predecessor for all the foreign policy problems he faced in his presidency but he didn't. He could have blasted Bill Clinton for not doing anything about Bin Laden when he had the chance in Sudan, but he didn't.

This President blames the economic problems on everything from Bush to the Tsunami in Japan. You'll have to forgive me for not being impressed. It shows a lack of experience in leadership. Obama had ZERO previous experience in leading and now that the going has gotten rough, he looks for anyone or anything to pin it on. It's getting old.

worf
Mcallen, TX

I don't remember Democrats talking of the greatness of America, like the Republicans did tonight. The blessings of hard work with the building of this country.

It was great not hearing of racism, gay marriage, and how successful people are greedy.

It's like water to a thirsty man.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Let's hope Romney doesn't embark on an apology tour, and has a wife who has always been proud of her country.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

Xscribe. You are absolutely right, there is Al Qaida and Taliban ideology right here in America. Ever hear of the shoe bomber, the Muslin psychiatrist who murdered 13 soldiers in Texas, or the fact that since 1972 there have been 66 attacks inside America! GWB was just the first president that did anything about it! And for that, liberals hate him!

sorrytowakeyou
Heber City, UT

Yes, let's count the number of times the democrats use phrases like "American exceptionalism" or "individual liberty".

OJF64
Sandy, UT

ugh

Allen#2
WEST VALLEY CITY, UT

Mountanman:
Yes, GWB did something about Al Qaida and Taliban ideology but don't forget that Iraq did NOT attack the United States.
The war against Iraq did not stop the shoe bomber, the murder of 13 by a Muslim psychiatrist at Ft. Hood Texas, or the other attacks inside the United States...but the cost of 2 unfunded wars in connection with the tax cut contributed significantly to the deficit spending since that time.

xscribe
Colorado Springs, CO

That's not why Liberal hate him!

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