Grundel... it isn't twisted logic, it is simply the Constitution of the
United States of America. For everyone's sake, the President does not have
the power of the purse. If you had lived through Vietnam, you would be very
clear on this subject.And no, I don't think Obama has done
everything right. I do think he let the relationship the House, the vote no on
everything crowd, get to him, and didn't handle it well.But at
the end of the day, spending is the job of congress, simple and clear. The ball
was in their court. Simpson Bowles was provided to them. And they did
nothing.Lastly, I said Congress. That is both the house and the
senate... both Republicans and Democrats. Take the partisan glasses off - not
everyone is as polarized as some like to believe. Obama isn't perfect,
neither is Romney. At the end of the day, it is Congress that failed to act,
not Obama. They didn't do their job....and that is pass a budget.
Bbobb,The media hasn't made Mr. Romney look like a bumbling
idiot, he has done that all by himself.JohnnyOh really its the
democrats that don't believe polls? All I have been reading on here is
republicans complaining about the biases of the polls.
A1994, Right on target, the liberal,secular progressives don't believe in
the polls unless they are taken from someone in their house.Our nation is
swimming in debt,losing our moral compass, on and on,it is part our own making
from allowing the liberals in the democratic party to get us there, sure blame
George Bush, that's an easy out and part of the progressives low
mentallity.I was a Democrat at one time, they left me when they started
attacking God, country,military veterans and supporting beliefs that were not
mine, they even went after the Boy Scouts of America, and Christmas, so nothing
they say as for as I'm concerned will change my mind that they support the
anti-christ.It is indeed time to take our country back from those that
will try and lead us to socialism.We can either come together or break
apart, and I don't see obama as the one to do the job of bringing us
together, at least Romney has a greater vision for our country.In the
words of one of their own Liberal kooks "It's The Economy
Stupid"...James CarvilleRemember November..Vote!
The real shock will be to the liberals here,on how badly Obama
losses the election.(hint: there is no true passion for Obama from
the independents voters who make up a third of the electorate, all the polls
deceitfully heavily weigh party affiliation to the voters, especially to the
democrat party) It's strange how the left here goes on about
"lies", but have no problem with all the baldfaced lies and the
staggering amount of lies (and secrecy), from Obama and his administration
and the democrats.I guess the extreme left care more about
Ideology and party and their agenda, and more frankly, power, than they care
about the principles they pretend to espouse.
By the way, why all the lies about what happened in Libya? Does that trouble
you Obama supporters even just a little bit? Four Americans are dead and we
can't get a straight story from anyone in the White House.
News Flash: A new poll out of Pennsylvania tonight: Obama 47% Romney 45%.
Anyone who is already declaring Obama the winner 5 weeks before election day is
on something. All the polls that show Obama up 5-10 points are going to tighten
with the next jobs report. That's the ugly truth Obama faces. It's
the economy, stupid!
Grundle West Jordan, UTSo what do you do when you meet someone who
doesn't "share" your values? Let's forget presidential
politics and focus on interpersonal realtionships. Do you say as little as
possible? Do you ignore their very presence? Do you judge them and castigate
them for not adhering to your system of values? Do you pull out your shotgun
and shoot them?When partisan political argument gets down into the
dirt, what do you do with your neighbors who don't necessarily support your
political position? If you share a fence and it requires repair, do you just
let it fall down? Do you drive over his lawn to show him how much you despise
him? Do you tell your wife how much better you are than your neighbor,
criticize him, and make fun of him behind his back?This is where we
are today. Derisive generalizations about one's political views must, by
extension, result in some type of action to "defeat" the target. If you
can't stand the other guy, then why contend with them in the community?
The same extends to the political community of ideas and the need for solutions.
@BBobbSo know your going to claim Governor Romney is a "victim"
thats rich. The only thing he is a victim of is his own arrogance and pride.
We have known from the beginning that Mr. Romney’s biggest opponent in
this race was not Barack Obama, but the media. They have done a wonderful job of
making him look like a bumbling idiot, while Mr. Obama can do no wrong. For the
last 3 weeks we have had the Obama Administration lying to the American People
about what’s going on in Lybia, and what’s the big story on the
news? Some comment that Romney made at a fund raiser several months ago. More Americans are in poverty today than the day Obama took office.
More businesses are shuttered and the American People are the proud owners of
the automakers that were bailed out. We won't get our money out of that
deal.Perhaps we haven't suffered enough. Let's give him 4
more years and see how much damage he can really do.
First, I really wish all posters would respect the current president and
possibly the next one and address them as such. Name-calling of the president
and possibly future president just does not seem right. No matter your belief,
they should be addressed with respect.With that said, I think it is
smart of Mr. Romney to downplay and reduce expections. It's a win-win
situation for him. If he loses, he can say it was an uphill battle to beat the
incumbant. If he wins, what an upset that would make, according to him, by
lowering those expections.And soon the barage of ads with all the
money Mr. Romney has left over will start to kick in, and this race will be much
Today's word of the day is concede.Thank you. Good night!
@mad hatter I agree, what I find interesting is the DN has not run one
story about the voter registration fraud has happened on the behalf of the
republicans in Florida. They seem bent on winning at any cost no matter how
badly they need to distort the system.
stay classy Ute.
UtahBlueDevil,THAT was quite the stretch. In a political
environment where all responsibilities bubble up to the president, you want to
call foul? What a double standard we love to employ! How much
blame does Bush get from our president for everything that has not gone right
over the last four years? Our politicians from all parties have let
us down. Lets call it as it is instead of employing the double standard to cheer
for our team!The Democratic party represents less of my values on
their path forward than the Republicans. It is that simple. I don't have
to guess at this. They had the house, the senate, and the white house. They
showed us who they were and, for me, it was enough to know that I reject their
agenda. They had the ball and ran the wrong way!
the anti mitt group is out in force on this posting. good luck. oh bomb ah is
almost out. absolutely a disaster.
It would be something of a disappointment, too.
I didn't want Obama back but even less so I DON'T WANT ROMNEY. If
only he would drop out and let Ron Paul have the throne ....
This is after voter suppression legislation designed specifically to win him
Pennslyvania. Now we have the candidate reducing expectations which only a
month ago were high for his presidential victory.The question now
becomes: How will Republicans act going forward? Will Romney encourage
Republicans to embrace the winner and work together to solve problems or will he
continue to pander to the extreme element of the Republican Party and help them
self-implode? When Republicans adopted the strategy to belittle,
demonize, and launch a full-scale assault on a Barack Obama presidency at the
key to winning back the White House, they went at this with the arrogance that
they need not adjust their message because they believed Americans would rather
vote for a turnip than for Obama. They presented no new ideas. They just
painted lips on a pig and said they had a plan only people had to wait to hear
what it was. And people saw that that plan was more of the same - George W.
Bush Redux.Democrats are no great shakes. But Republicans need to
be cast into the trash bin.
In another post someone claimed Romney never lied or was less than truthful....
well.. here is one from today."Romney told the crowd at
Valley Forge that he didn't know how any student at the school could
support Obama. He said the president was cutting military spending while job
opportunities for college graduates have decreased."This was not
Obama's doing. Congress set up a mechanism that if they didn't agree
to a plan to cut spending, some automatic cuts would go in force. Surprisingly,
Congress couldn't get anything passed, and therefor we are facing those
automatic cuts - to everything including Department of Defense.Romney now is taking that and saying directly that Obama does not support of
military. This is false. Congress passed a bill promising to do something, and
if they didn't, penalties would be applied. And yes, Obama signed that
bill. But the responsibility to avoid those automatic cuts through legislation
was congress'. Not Obama. Unbelievable twist of logic. Is
Mitt lying. I hope so. Because if he doesn't understand how legislation
really works, then we are all in much more trouble than I feared.
Ok he is finally starting to get it. He is dipping in the polls everywhere. The
only sure thing he has is Utah and mormon voting block, both of which are way to
small to be relevant. What a waste of money this campaign has been.