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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 4 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

Not really, Republicans have only ability to make things up to attack the President because they have such a weak candidate. They hope to motivate by attacking the opponent instead of supporting their weak slate.

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

The sad ironic part "one vote" is that the Republicans don't need to make anything up.

All they have to do is talk about the last 4 years of Mr. Obama and they win - hands down!

Craig Clark
Boulder, CO

The latest Republican ploy is to resurrect the rhetorical "Are you better off now than you were four years ago?" to invite comparisons to Reagan's ouster of Carter. Mitt Romney is no Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama is no Jimmy Carter.

Four years ago, we were bogged down in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with no light at the end of the tunnel. Osama bin Laden was still at large, the U.S. economy was starting to tank, General Motors appeared to be in its death throes, and we were no closer to national health care than we had been a century earlier. If Romney and Ryan want to go there, I say bring it on.

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

Its really hard to fathom how anyone could be a worse president than Jimmy Carter - but it is the one area where Obama excels

"They hope to motivate by attacking the opponent instead of supporting their weak slate." Yes, it is ironic how the Democratic party has fallen so far

Cedar Hills, UT

a nation continually playing defense will never score any touch downs - at the end of the day we need jobs jobs jobs - not McDonalds jobs or some governement jobs we need high paying energy jobs from the Key Stone pipeline and other "real" projects. Ain't gonna happen under BO's watch. A vote for Obama is a vote for more unemployment and job loss. Look at the last 4 years heaven sake!!!

salt lake city, UT

Obama will win this election as voters start to look at the stark differences between the two candidates and the policies they prefer. Obama has much to be proud of in his 3 1/2 years in office. Keeping the country and the world from falling into a rich man's recession, comprehensive health care reform, and keeping the world safe by destroying Al Queida. The people who hate Obama are those that want or strive to be like Mitt and Paul Ryan. Unless Americans memories are short it would be hard to believe that we would want to once again patronize those who worship money and false Gods. I think the Democrats should just put a picture of Georg W.or John B. behind the podium all week. That alone should remind Americans of what we are fighting for.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

We need jobs, jobs, jobs...

republicans will get around to jobs in January, 2013.

Votes on the ACA(30+ and counting) are far more important for republicans than jobs.

Cedar Hills, UT


Actually a better picture to put behind the podium at the DNC would be Karl Marx. This would be a clear reminder of what Obama is all about and where he wants to take us.

Here is a home work assignment for you FT - go on line and READ the Communist manifesto and then compare Barack Hussin Obama's ideology and policies. Be prepared for a shocker.

You talk about the recession - interesting that you didn't mention the fact that unemployment was 6.7% when your great leader took over 4 years ago and now what is it?? Hmmm - 8.3%? That is - 23 straight months over 8%. You also seemed to forget - perhaps you just aren't paying attention - that your great leader has added 6 TRILLION to our national debt - that is more than ALL previous presidents combined. You also seemed to forget that Obama has a NET 1 MILLION jobs loss over his 4 years. This is the worst since Jimmy Carter. Finally Obamacare. Do have ANY idea how much Obamacare costs? 1.2 Trillion. Any idea what Obama has done to business hiring with all the taxes and regulations? Didn't think so.

Cedar Hills, UT

re:There You Go Again

What's important to democrat's?? What about layoffs layoffs layoffs!!! Oh and foodstamps and welfare checks.

Cedar Hills, UT


are you related to the Obama's or perhaps on the Obama payroll? Holy cow - I'm certain in your view Jimmy Carter was a MUCH better president that Ronald Reagan. Am I correct???

Mcallen, TX

Obama is running with issues he couldn't solve.

Go figure.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

patriot said:

are you related to the Obama's or perhaps on the Obama payroll? Holy cow - I'm certain in your view Jimmy Carter was a MUCH better president that Ronald Reagan. Am I correct???

I guess it depends if you think making secret deals to sell arms to the hostage takers and Cocaine to Americans to fund secret wars makes you a patriot like Olie North than yes Reagan was YOUR hero.

Returning to the very plan that Got America into this problem is not a solution.
I heard Solutions and plans last night, something I didn't hear last week, well, to be honest, I did hear
Elect me and then, I'll tell you my plan.
Besides, I don't know how you can possible comment on what was said because
you would never lower yourself to watch the DNC

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