LDS Liberal,The blame game:* George Bush* ATM
machines* Congress* Didn't know it was this badLeaders get things done! No excuses. What was Paul Ryan's lies that you
were posting about?
Oil prices, like jobs, are controlled by the upper 3% of the wealthy.(
Fires,acts of nature also). Mitt Romney's declaration of creating
thousands of jobs are the jobs the wealthy businessmen and women held back in
order to squeeze the President. "He will be a one term president".It will be difficult the next few years, regardless who gets elected. Mr.
Obama found that out when he sat behind that Oval office desk; so will Mr.
Romney, if he's elected. In fact, I wonder just who will he, Romney, listen
to and serve; God, Country, which includes all Americans, or the big bucks that
poured so much money into the campaign? And lets not forget; foreign policy,
Romney: "President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans
and heal the planet. MY promise...is to help you and your family."And in one sentence, delivered as a laugh line, the nominee signaled his
surrender to the know-nothing wing of his party that celebrates ignorance over
inquiry, faith over reason, and believes the planet is 6000 years old and rape
has contraceptive properties. A full-fledged assault on the environment is sure
to follow a Romney inauguration.You can have a healthy, functioning
natural environment without a human economy. You cannot have a healthy,
functioning human economy without a healthy, functioning natural environment, at
least not for very long. I challenge the readers here to provide one historical
example of a culture that was able to survive after exhausting its resource
Of course he is accused of not detailing all the itty bitty points of his plans
when and if he become our next president. However he pledged to do all he could
do to right the wrongs of government and to get this nation out of debt,
joblesness and substandard education. Honoring a pledge in Mitts honest soul
means keeping ones word. Of such a man one could safely trust. He is a rare
good man - and most qualified to be president of the United States.
@ SLMG - Your from Australia, nobody really cares what you think. When your
vote matters over here in the promised land, then we will listen. Until then,
G-Day and watch out for Rock Fish.@ LDS Liberal - You had no idea
that the POTUS has control over gas prices, you mock this. Well, when your
unsung hero has the opportunity to sign into place a pipeline construction,
producing more oil for the US and create 200,000 plus jobs and DOESN'T.
That is assuming some control over it. It tells me his plans to create jobs and
make things easier on the people of America is 100% False and a lie. The
Canadians basically gave us a self serve pump to their oil and he said
"NO".@Turuthseeker - Why would we want anything to change.
So we can have a president that people trust. Don't blame congress, they
were doing those things to protect you. Unlike the Democrate way to say
let's do this to see how it turns out and we will try to fix it when it
doesn't work and fail, then we will blame someone else.
"Promises, promises,I'm all through with promises, promises
now..."Wow, another election year and more promises. It's
always about hope and change, or change and hope, and another four or eight
years go by and nothing gets done. And for some reason everyone blames the
president.Unfortunately, so many people buy into the hype that a
candidate will get into office and enact sweeping changes in government, and
then it never happens. Why? Because no matter how much a candidate WANTS to
change government, it fights tooth and nail NOT to be changed. And the reason
behind that fight? We the people.We ARE our government. And just
like it frightens people, change is frightening governments as well. People and
bureaucracies like their ruts, their routines, even if nothing constructive ever
happens...until the mindset of the masses can be changed so they get
involved...and even then it's a struggle, but gets done.But
regardless of who gets elected, it's unlikely things will change at all,
because it's just too hard to get away from that mind-numbing reality TV
show to make a difference.
re:Shimlau"for the first 2 years of Pres. Obama's administration,
his party had control of both houses of the congress."FalseJan 2009(Obama sworn in)-Jan 2011(House switched to Republican control)Democrat Al Franken (the 60th vote) was embroiled in recounts and not
seated until July 2009.Ted Kennedy was ill and essentially stopped
participating in March 2009 and then died in Aug.Kennedy's
replacement was sworn in Sept 2009, then Feb 2010 Republican Scott Brown was
seated.Democrat Robert Byrd died in June, his replacement was seated a
month later. All told, Obama had 60 votes for 4 mons. and 1 week,
not on a contiguous basis. Congressional records reflect that the Senate was in
session for 72 days during that time. Love gridlock?Then why
would you want anything to change? I guess you'll be voting for
I had NO idea that the POTUS had such control over the Gobal Market (gas
prices).You give a single man way WAY to much power.I
think you've made him more a King or a God, issuing edicts and
commanding this, that and the other thing --other than what he really is
-- a Legislative Exucutive who can't do anything Congress does
or dosen't put in front of him to sign or Veto.BTW - He is only
Commander in Chief of the U.S. Military.He gave the order to take out Bin
Laden, which was done - Mission Accomplished.Every other
"Failure" of this President and too this Contry can be directly blamed
on an inept Congress.Which is precisely in-line with their No. 1 goal and
Claudio: January 17, 2012 Regular Gas: 3.39 per gallon. January 20,2009 ; 1.84
gallon. Lundburg Survey. Yes a January to August comparison does not line the
time up exactly, just a general trend when it is so high currently. Gas prices
in the United States could be lower if we had a well rounded active American
energy plan that included developing our resources. In the United States, more
natural gas and nuclear power plants would lower oil fired power plant usage
needs. as would increased coal usage and even other energy souces including
green ones if they were cost effective.
Truth Seeker? One thing that I noticed is that for the first 2 years of Pres.
Obama's administration, his party had control of both houses of the
congress. His agenda was carried through and they passed the largest tax in my
memory (Obama care, declared a tax by the Supreme Court) and they did it when
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D calif) said we had to pass it to find out
what was in it! Maybe this is the truth you seek. I for one have found that
the more gridlock that the federal government experiences, the better off my
business is allowed to run.
Ute and Don,You cannot compare gas prices in January (when they are
traditionally lower) to gas prices in August and July (when they are
traditionally at their highest). That's apples and oranges.
You lefties are almost as funny as Clint Eastwood. Clint Eastwood talked to an
empty chair much to the same way Obama has filled us with empty promises. Clint
Eastwood talked to a empty chair for 10 minutes. Obama has talked empty promises
for almost four years now. Why would you want to hear more from Mitt when you
are already use to hearing nothing from your fearless leader. And by the way,
congress can't work with anyone who is not doing their job and has the take
my ball and go home mentality. Your worried about Mitt, yet you are alright with
a President who is caught on a hot mic secretly stating to President Puten that
after the election he will have more ability to do what he wants. This shows you
that he is hiding something and knows if he did it now it would not get him
re-elected, this is the guy you want again? Do you know who Pres. Puten is, the
guy is not all there upstairs. Be smart, vote for Mitt. President
Obama flat out does not know how to do his job!
.Romney can't be too smart if he thinks America was better off at the end
of W. Bush's presidency than America was at the beginning of the Bush
presidency. It just goes to show that Romney has no real understanding, plan or
capability just a lot of hot wind to blow and he will say or do anything to help
himself to what he wants. He is looking more like a disaster than a solution.
With Romney America could be right back were it was at the end of the Bush
presidency, or worse. America may be better off with the devil it knows this
don 17 and ute alumni:Where are your gasoline price comparisons for the
date George W. Bush took office and late August 2008?Gas price here was $
1.279 in January 2000 when GWB took office and slmost tripled to $ 3.789 in late
August 2008 during the Republican presidency. Gasoline prices are NOT as
high now as in August 2008 when GWB was president.
To all the the deficit hawks. How can we get out of debt when our monetary
system is debt based? It is impossible to do.
AggieloveCache county, USANay, nay..Sounds like a
bunch of goats on this comment section.That is exactly what the
Republican Convention sounded like so it follows that the comments should sound
The Republicans are a gullible race. Bain LLC took a bunch of sows's ears,
turned them into 66 billion dollars personal profit, and everyone declares it a
magic genius as if it spun straw into gold. No kidding, when Romney started
talking about the unemployed and creating mores jobs, the first thing that came
to my mind was exporting the unemployed to China.
1994,I agree that some are getting really picky when they were sold on so
little four years ago.Of course, if anyone really wants to know more
Mitt's plans, you can always go to his website. There is quite a bit of
information there. Those of you who want specifics from Romney
probably don't want a specific quote about your dear leader's plan for
a second term. It was in a Time article yesterday and he said, "Where
Republicans refuse to cooperate on things that I know are good for the American
people, I will continue to look for ways to do it administratively and work
around Congress."I don't care what party you are-that
should scare you to death! When did one person get to decide what is good for
the American people?Go Romney!
President Obama promised Hope and Change or Change and Hope. He has had his 4
years of non-producing jobs and financial security in exchange for a Healthcare
plan he shoved down the Congress' throats with dire results not only for
the elected Democrat officials in Congress but also for every citizen. For tonight's speech, Governor Romney has told people in many
debates, and campaign gatherings what he plans to do. He is a tactician that is
waiting for the Obama/DNC next week. You don't show all your cards to a
President who hasn't shown his suit to anyone. To have had the Geithner
Secretary of the Treasury did not help and forcing the Speaker of the House and
Senate Majority leader in their tasks did not either. This
President has spoken down to us every time he speaks to us. He has downgraded
the office of the President of the United States of America by his commercials
and his tactics from the Chicago group. We still have a good
country that has a better process than any other country in the world. We have
elections that are valid and identify those who vote for candidates.
We might have been able to see a wonderful tribute to Mitt in a video produced
for the convention. Instead, the party leaders decided to roll out some decrepit
"President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal
the planet. MY promise...is to help you and your family."That's the real story of the election. I have to laugh at you people who
are demanding more 'substance' from Romney's speech tonight. As
though 'Hope and Change' and 'Yes we can!' are packed with
specifics. There is absolutely nothing that leads me to believe
that four more years of Obama is a good idea. It would be like four more years
of Jimmy Carter. There's no reason to inflict that kind of pain on
alleni don't really care what you paid for. it is documented
that obama inherited $1.86 a gallon
Allen#2Lundburg: Official report on gas prices used by every market
in the United States. The Lundburg report lists the national gas prices every
two weeks surveying over 6,000 service stations. Trudy Lundburg is considered
the unchallenged expert in this field. Until today?
Not since Ronald Reagan have I been as enthused about a candidate for president
as I am for Mitt Romney. The biggest concerns I have are the economy, deficit
spending, out of control entitlements, government intrusion into our lives (i.e.
taking over my health care), inflation, and energy independence. On all these
concerns, Obama has failed and Romney has the best chance of turning things
Romney gave a great and solid speech! Who can doubt the country will be better
in four years if we elect Romney? Who can doubt that four more years of Obama
will put us further in dispair.I watched on Fox and for a network
that caters to so many Christians their commentators act as if they have never
read the Bible. Romney lives Jesus' admonition in Matthew 6:1-6. Yes,
that is who he is! A man who quietly lives his faith. What a contrast from our
self-glorifying current President and his Un-holy-Wood cronies.
As part of their plan to bring leadership and new ideas to the 21st century, the
republican party has given us a wealthy, older, religious white guy. I'm
not sure the change does much to validate mormonism, because it's more of
the same. Big deal around here, though. Although, apparently, our expectations
mostly revolve around gasoline prices. Something over which presidents have
virtually no control. Nonetheless, here we are. So, Mitt, tell us how. How are
you going to fix it? Everybody wants a job, and apparently cheap fuel. Obama
wrecked those things, so you can fix them. Right away.
I am NOT a Romney fan, but I think he really missed a chance that would have
really brought the house down. I was hoping he would promise to
always salute the American flag and would show us how he would do that - hand
over his heart. That would be a change I could really get excited
Anybody with a brain realizes gas prices are mostly susceptible to speculation
which the president has no control over--unless we want to return to the days
that required traders to take possession of the commodity (in this case oil).
Correction:Bill Clinton's last year was 2000.
ute alumni: Here are the documented facts on the AVERAGE price of gasoline I
paid for each year:2000 - $ 1.513 per gallon2001 - $ 1.347 2002 - $ 1.324 (Bill Clinton's last year)2003 - $ 1.560 2004
- $ 1.7502005 - $ 2.238 in T&C , $ 2.396 in Sienna2006 - $
2.6742007 - $ 2.9222008 - $ 3.406 (George W. Bush's last
year)2009 - $ 2.6012010 - $ 2.7842011 - $ 3.3282012 - No
annual average yet
Nay, nay..Sounds like a bunch of goats on this comment section.
How dare the Republicans speak about unity, when Senate Minority Leader Mitch
McConnell said:"The single most important thing we want to
achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president."Republicans have shut down Congress, refusing to allow Obama's jobs
bills, judicial appointments and even put the credit rating of the U.S. at risk
in order to follow through on their goal of destroying Obama. Republicans are sore losers. Nearly the entire time Clinton was president
they were on a witch hunt, spending $80 million of taxpayer money and numerous
hours investigating he and Hillary. With Obama they went further and just
frankly haven't even attempted to do their jobs.
Allen# 2.Gas January 20 2009 1.84 per gallon.(Lundburg) Current 3.70
While Ute alum is correct, it doesn't tell the whole story. And Mitt also
tells the truth, but neglects to say that gas was at its highest under Bush.
Politicians are good at that, leaving out all the information and only telling
the part that helps them. I'm sure we will hear the same next week.
allenobama entered office gas was $1.86. it has more than doubled. check
As a conservative Republican who voted for Barack Obama, I was disappointed that
Pres. Obama was unable to get his Democratic majority to help him succeed.I was impressed with the entire Republican National Convention but noticed
that Mitt Romney did NOT tell the truth when he said gasoline prices have
doubled under Barack Obama.The AVERAGE price per gallon I paid for
unleaded regular gasoline in calendar year 2008 when George W. Bush was
president was $ 3.406 per gallon....but DROPPED to $ 3.328 per gallon in
calendar year 2011.
Romney's speech was a substanceless dud. I wanted to hear what he intended
to do with social security and medicare. I heard nothing. An abosolute zero.
Ute alum,When has Mitt given a good example on how he is going to
"do it" as you say. He has not given any form of plan and has chance his
stance on issues numerous times. No he has Clint open for him. Sorry not a clue
is going towards Mitt right now.
i feel a landslide and our C.O. will be back in chicago soon. great speech, but
more important this gy can do it and the other guy hasn't a clue.