@BlueYour first comment is true, but only if you have a left-leaning
world-view.Some thoughts on your second comment:Osama
Bin Laden is dead (accomplished by the Marines using intel gathered under
Bush)Ended the War in Iraq (over before Obama took office, all that
was left was some political cleanup)drawdown from Afghanistan (on
the original Bush time-line)Consumer Financial Protection Board (not
so sure this was a good thing)Boosted automobile fuel efficiency
standards (just the obvious next step in an ongoing process)Kicked
banks out of Federal Student Loan Program and expanded Pell Grants (definitely
not a good thing)Signed the Credit Card Accountability,
Responsibility, and Disclosure Act (more regulation on businesses)Expanded VA services for veterans (very good thing)GM is now a
thriving auto company. (used tax money to accomplish this. Would have been
better to let free market do the work)Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall
Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (bad)Affordable Care Act
(very bad)Expanded wilderness and watershed protection through the
Omnibus Public Lands Management Act (great for Eastern States, bad for Western
States)the other items I simply don't have an opinion on.
@ TruthseekerI hope you realized when you quoted the preamble that it
starts with "we the people" not "we the government." It should
be left up to the people to decide how we take care of the list of things that
should be the responsibility of the PEOPLE. Everything that has been said at the
DNC is how the Democratic party is going to force "shared"
responsibility and "shared" prosperity. That translates to "some
people will work hard and others will reap the benefits." There is another
term for that, its called Socialism!
Counter Intelligence,Stephanie Cutter who said "“Ann
Romney is an impressive person and did a good job of giving a lens into her
husband. She has a strong marriage and family and that is to be admired.”
I can certainly see the hate in that statement.Sandra Fluke -who
Rush Limbaugh called a slut and personally trashed her for about 15 minutes
which of course is ok because he is a republican spokesman.Contrived
war on women- I will agree that the republicans have contrived a war on women by
the democrats. This is laughable to even imply.Abortion position, I
don't like their position on abortion, but it complies with current US law
so I am not sure how that classifies as hate.Class warfare a figment
of republicans imagination because they decided you can't talk about rich
people and their money and taxes Race warfare-Really? Do you read
or listen to any of things said about the current president?Hears
certain words and determines that people are racists? Did you mean like when
republicans heard the words "put you in chains" I see lots
of hate coming from the republicans
Re:BlueBin Laden - Yea!Ended the War in Iraq - As scheduled.Begun the draw down of forces from Afghanistan - Yea!Consumer Financial Protection Board - More Government
oversightBoosted automobile fuel efficiency standards - More
Government mandates (At least not unfunded! - Ha!)Banks out of
Student Loans and expanded Pell Grants - More Entitlements and government
oversightRepealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
- Yea! A Clinton policy. Signed the Credit Card
Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure Act - More Government
oversightExpanded VA services for veterans - More entitlements
(deserved!)Tightened sanction on Iran - Yea! (a UN action)GM is now a thriving auto company. Since bottoming out in 2009... - loss of 25 billion taxpayer dollars after sale of GM and Ally
Financial(GMAC) stock.Signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and
Consumer Protection Act - More Government oversightSigned FDA
Food Safety Modernization Act - More Government oversightAffordable Care Act - More Government oversight and taxes (thank you
Roberts!)Expanded wilderness and watershed protection through the
Omnibus Public Lands Management Act - More Government oversightFDA authority to regulate tobacco... - More Government oversightWell...You have listed some very good reasons to vote Romney!
"Could you enlighten me with what about the Democratic campaign is "hate
based""Sure:Stephanie Cutter's repeated
lies (about lying), felons, "don't know nothin' bout cancer dyin
women"Sandra Fluke - passive/aggression gone nuclearContrived
war on women (with harasser Clinton as the spokesmodel and eugenicist Planned
Parenthood as cheerleader)Extremist unrestricted/unquestioned abortion
platform (partial birth, gender selective, all OK)Class warfare Race
warfareCries of racism every time anyone looks cross-eyed at Obama (or
merely saying words like "welfare, food stamp, Chicago"; oblivious to
the hypocrisy that it is racist to assume that those words inherently mean
anything racial)et. al.
Counter Intelligence,Could you enlighten me with what about the
Democratic campaign is "hate based"?
@Happy Valley HereticNot confused: Just don't see the successes
listed by Blue as actually being a success (i.e. I don't want the
government in charge of my health care, GM is only surviving because of its
overseas operations).It called a difference of opinion You
might understand that if you were not doing the exact same thing that you
condemn in others
@Truthseeker"Somehow, for Republicans, this translates into;
"winner take all.""Nice how you distort what Republicans
believe, then condemn them for your distortion:Well if turn about is
fair ply: Democrats obviously want "loser take all"Personally: I will go with the non-Democratic alternative - it is less hate
Blue: Don't confuse the above posters (who didn't listen to the speech
anyway and) are the same who follow Mitt's plan“We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by
fact-checkers.”"Never let the facts get in the way of a
Bifftacular: "please enumerate in as much detail as much as you can what you
think Obama has done well. "OK, here's a partial list:Osama Bin Laden is dead, along with many other Al-Qaeda leadersEnded the War in IraqBegun the drawdown of forces from
AfghanistanConsumer Financial Protection BoardBoosted
automobile fuel efficiency standardsKicked banks out of Federal
Student Loan Program and expanded Pell GrantsRepealed
“Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”Signed the Credit
Card Accountability, Responsibility, and Disclosure ActExpanded VA
services for veteransTightened sanction on IranGM is now
a thriving auto company. Since bottoming out in 2009, the auto industry has
added more than 100,000 jobs. In 2011, the Big Three automakers all gained
market share for the first time in two decades.Signed the Dodd-Frank
Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection ActSigned FDA Food Safety
Modernization ActAffordable Care ActExpanded wilderness
and watershed protection through the Omnibus Public Lands Management ActGave the FDA authority to regulate tobacco through the Family Smoking
Prevention and Tobacco Control ActI'm out of words, but the
list is much longer.
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,
establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence,
promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves
and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United
States of America."Somehow, for Republicans, this translates
into; "winner take all." And, we are well on our way to that society
where corporate conglomerates can write legislation, spend unlimited amounts in
campaigns, control the media, nearly tank the economy and receive bailouts with
American citizens footing the bill. By far, the best place to watch
the convention coverage is PBS, no hyperbolic yammering personalities.
re:DeepinthoughtThe ACA/Obamacare does not require small employers
to provide health insurance to employees. The Employer Responsibility section of
the ACA applies to businesses with more than 50 employees. Actually,
the Deseret News had an article in June 2012:"Utah Small Business
Owners Support High Court Health Care Ruling" (which upheld Obamacare). "The decision allows businesses — those with no more than 25
employees — to provide workers health insurance coverage and receive
federal tax credits."The majority of small business owners who
have done their homework to understand ACA/Obamacare support it.
Looks who's back with his same tired response of any criticism of Obama as
"right wing propaganda" and "brainwashed". You really need
something new One Old Man - your comments are getting old and lame. Rather than
name calling, why don't you tell us all the great things Obama has done or
plans to do? No, really... please enumerate in as much detail as much as you can
what you think Obama has done well. Please be specific. Rather than name call
which is what liberals do best, extol all the virtues of "your guy" and
convince us of why we should re-elect Obama. We're all ears...
Clinton is the best ever at talking to people and common sense. Did
Ex-President Bush have this type of speech last week? Everyone should listen to
the entire speech prior to voting.
The first ten or so critical comments here only confirm the disconnect that
exists between today's conservative attitudes and reality.Bill
Clinton absolutely destroyed, topic by topic, Romney's dystopian vision for
America and the GOP's retrograde platform. He devastated the
Republican's bumper sticker talking points and the alternative universe
Wow.... what an amazing speech Clinton just gave. It's just not fair...
the Dems have Clinton, the Repubs have Clint. The Dems have Fleetwood Mac...
the Repubs have... uh... uh... Clint.
Is this the same Bill Clinton who used the word "sterling" when
referring to Romney's business record? He knows most Americans want a
'winner-take-all' society. That's what we've always been.
It has worked fantastically well for over 200 years! Of course he knows that.
Bill Clinton has a much interest in seeing Barack Obama re-elected as the GOP
does. This is the same Bill Clinton who said of Obama that he is an
"amateur" and "just a few years ago this guy would have been
bringing us our bags." Bill Clinton said that. What is
pathetic with the Democratic party (today anyway) is that while the nation is
crushed under high unemployment, they are splitting hairs and wringing hands
about whether the capital of Israel is Jerusalem or not and whether to
acknowledge God or not. Fiction is dead. You can't make this stuff up.
"If you want a country of shared prosperity and shared responsibility
— a we're-all-in-this-together society — you should vote for
Barack Obama and Joe Biden."Basically what Bill is saying here
is that if you want to have a socialist society, vote for Obama and Biden. I can't believe that Obama sunk as low as to ask Clinton to cover
for him after he threw him and his administration under the bus just 4 short
years ago when he was trying to win the democratic ticket over Hilary Clinton.
If you simply view video of debates from 4 years ago and the different tune that
Obama is singing this year it makes him look like nothing more than a joke.
Best president we've had a in a long time (I'm talking about Bill).
Too bad Obama doesn't match up in any way shape or form.
Actually, Bill Clinton seems to be referring to the Demo. party.Weren't they the ones who gave our tax money to GM and told the existing
bondholders tough luck? Winners: big labor unions losers: the rest
of usWasn't he the one who gave 500m of our tax dollars to
Solyndra? winners: campaign contributors losers: the
rest of usWasn't he the one who subsidized my neighbors new car
(cash for clunkers)with tax dollars? again a winner: UAW (big
labor) losers: the rest of us who were forced to subsidize our
neighbors new carI could go on and on and on........"Winner take all" I guess refers to Obama's attitude regarding
"winning" his first and ONLY term in office!
I'm not Rep or Dem. I vote for the best candidate for the country. The last
four years have been pathetic. Obama hasn't accomplished one thing he said
he would. So now we are suppose to think he can get things done now. No way,
Obama is embarrassment and anyone who votes for him hasn’t noticed how bad
Obama has been. The worst President I’ve been alive for. I’m 49!
Four comments so far. Four brainwashed posters. Four Americans who have not
made much effort to learn the truth. Four Americans who have swallowed a dose
of dangerous propaganda.That's frightening. As frightening as
a Romney presidency.
"If you want a you're-on-your-own ... society, you should support the
Republican ticket," Bill ClintonI'm fine with that, I
wouldn't want it any other way.I don't expect the
government to feed, clothe or provide health care for me or my family. All I ask
is for them to get out of my way so I can do it for myself.It's
Oh please. Democrats want anyone who wins anything to turn it right over to the
government so those who are unwilling to even try can sit home on their cans
feel like winners.Did it ever dawn on Democrats that when you take
the thrill out of winning that people stop playing?My husband and I
are small business owners with two employees. If we had to pay for health
insurance for our employees and our taxes were very much higher we'd just
shut down shop and look for government jobs. Nobody knows the stress and insane
hours put into small businesses until you have been there. Giving away more of
my pie doesn't motivate me to work harder just so someone who doesn't
want to work can gobble it up.I have empathy for the poor, but I
feel like the government is like the Firefighters charity. 90% goes to overhead
and waste and 10% reaches those who actually need it. If government was a lean
mean machine I'd feel a lot less stress about tax increases. But Obama has
spent like money is going out of style. No thanks.
"shared prosperity and shared responsibility — a
we're-all-in-this-together society"That does not describe
Obama. He is a celebrity President that has never managed a business or
government body. He has never balaced the budget, because the Democrats have not
had a budget in four years. (responsibility-Democratic senate/President.As far as job creation, CNN's fact checker show us losing 400,000
jobs since January 2009. (including government jobs)I wonder what
Clinton told him in private about his tearing down the Clinton welfare reform.
No Bill - we just want some jobs. 4 years is a long long wait.
good try bill. is that the best you and the rest of the libs can do? what a line
up. demo bench is really deep, bil.....