Published: Monday, Oct. 8 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
After running on a pledge to repeal "Obamacare" for the last two years,
Romney decides that there are parts of it he wants to keep, namely coverage for
pre-existing conditions. Either that or he was lying.He apparently
also wants to keep parts of Dodd-Frank after promising to repeal it.He now says his tax cut, the centerpiece of his economic agenda, is not really
a tax cut, because he will close so many loopholes that taxes will stay the
same.He says he will cut government spending by 3% of GDP, but only
says he will cut funding for NPR and Planned Parenthood, which taken together
account for about 1/1000th of 1% of GDP.Yes he looked
"presidential", but I still don't see it as a win. If I were a
conservative, I'd see it as a betrayal.
I was very impressed by Romney's debate performance. It was truly a game
changer. I liked the fact that he corrected Obama and stated that Romney's
health plan does indeed cover pre-existing conditions. I also was pleased with
Romnney's promise to restore the $716 billion in Medicare funding. I liked
that each time Obama tried to hammer Romney on his $2 trillion in extra military
funding, Romney did not back down. Romney knows that we need a strong military
and we could use the extra $2 trillion in defense spending.I also
liked that Romney clarified several times that he would not cut taxes for those
in the high income bracket and that those in the high income levels are doing
just fine now. Romney is not the same as Bush, despite what anyone tries to
say. The Bush tax cuts added heavily to the deficit, but Romney promised not to
support any tax cut that adds to the deficit. Altogether I think Romney gave a
very surprising and strong debate performance.
Romney played a part and, unfortunately, people did not see through it. Romney,
as always, was not truthful and flip-flopped on just about everything but,
unfortunately, people did not see through it. Romney bullied just about
everyone in sight (including the moderator) but, unfortunatly, people did not
see his actions for what they were -- the same lack of compassion and honor that
led him to assault a young boy and hold him down to cut his hair when he was in
high school (showing a long pattern of behavior and lack of concern for anyone
he perceives to be "less" than him, and an overwhelming desire and
determination to get his own way regardless the consequences of what he
does).His "misstatements" (in other words lies) are now the
subject of numerous campaign advertisements. I hope people see and heed them,
because they show exactly how much Romney is lacking in character and honor.
I just hope Romney wins so we can go back to the good ol' years ya know
2000-2008. Country was at peace, deficit was being reduced, wages were
increasing, and best of all healthcare was made possible for millions of more
Americans. That dang Obama ruined it all... Wink, wink.
Re: Furry1993 Ogden, UT"Romney played a part and, unfortunately,
people did not see through it."It was Obama's task to show
the voters where Romney was wrong,flip-flopped, or misstated the facts.
Unfortunately Obama was suffering from the effects of the high elevation in
Denver, at least according to Al Gore, and forgot why he even bothered to shop
up at the presidential debate.Whose fault is it if Obama was asleep
at the switch?
Re:FatherofFourOn Romney's website he lays out his tax
proposals. Romney's repeal of the AMT would've reduced his 2011 taxes
by $674,000+ alone. Romney won't even name one measure he would take to
make up the difference for his own tax liabilities. Romney says he
would cover pre-existing conditions, but ONLY for those who've had
continuous coverage. If you lost your job and benefits for a period of time,
pre-existing conditions would not be covered. Romney and Ryan
campaign strategy is merely to peddle lies and shift positions with the wind.
Oh he will Rifleman. Obama was in a lose lose situation. If he had called out
Romney on all his lies he would have looked arrogant and would have heard it
from the right. But now, be assured the gloves will come off especially when it
comes to foreign policy. Romney wants to go to war just like Bush and all his
cronies. America does not need nor want any more pointless wars. Romney
can't hide and mislead forever, his true colors will be exposed by Obama,
you can count on it.
Re: Truthseeker SLO, CA"Romney and Ryan campaign strategy is merely
to peddle lies and shift positions with the wind."If true why
didn't Obama challenge Romney and bring these points during their
presidential debate? How can you ever expect a president who can't stand
up and face Romney to stand up to North Korea ..... or Iran?The term
"paper tiger" comes to mind.
@Furry1993Obama (like Carter) cannot win based upon his own record;
therefore his only chance is to make the opposition toxic. The O campaign has
spent hundreds of millions of dollars on character assassination of Romney -
promoting their own lies about Romney lying (DWS, Stephanie Cutter, Hillary
Rosen and Harry Reid being particularly heinous in their behavior)In
the aftermath of a debate failure; O has no record, therefore he has no choice
but to double down on the Romney is toxic strategyAt the debates;
Romney(like Reagan)proved that the carefully planned hate fest promoted by Obama
was not accurate - and it is obvious to everyone except the most strident O
supporters.At this point; screaming "Romney is a liar", even
louder and shriller, in the face of O's monumental failure, will not make
it true - it merely makes O supporters appear even more desperate.
Romney's claims:"Get us energy independent, North American energy
independent." fact: Romney promises to undo new fuel efficiency
standards which would increase oil consumption of 2 million barrels per day by
2025. "I dont have a $5 trillion tax cut;fact: eliminating
the AMT, the estate tax and other tax reductions, would reduce federal revenue
by $5 trillion over the decade. There are not enough deductions in the tax
code that primarily benefit rich people to make his tax cuts revenue neutral.
"All of the increase in natural gas and oil has happened on
private, not government land;fact: Oil production from federal lands is
higher, not lower. The oil and gas industry is sitting on 7,000 permits to
drill, that it hasnt begun exploring or developing. "The
presidents put it in place almost as much debt held by the public as all prior
presidents combined;FalseAbout half of [the green firms
invested in], have gone out of business;fact: Three out of 26 companies
who received loan guarantees went out of business.There are numerous
other examples of Romney not telling the truth in the debates.
Excellent article. Obama and his partisans can only blame others for his dismal
record and accuse them of lying. They consider Mitt to be a liar if he
doesn't go along with their lies about him.Obama couldn't get
away with it when standing next to Romney because Romney is to well-informed.The
real Romney, caring, polite and highly competent, not the buffoon or devil
incarnate depicted by the Obama campaign and the mainstream media.We also saw
more of the real Obama, head down and no teleprompter to read.
60 million saw for the first time the two men toe to toe. No teleprompter. No
fuzzy friendly Obama media. Just two men talking about issues.One was
presidential and the other was an embarrassment. It was SOOO sweet to finally
see BO exposed for the phony he is!!
this photo says it all. Romney looking at Obama and Obama looking down like a
whipped dog. How great it is to expose an imposter.
patriot said: No teleprompter. Just two men talking about issues.Well almost..... one gentleman had notes even though it was agreed that NO
notes could be used.One man either changed all his plans and ideas the day
before the debate or lied and continued to lie throughout the debate. Like Carl
Rove said "A lie told on TV, becomes the truth."I do agree
Obama was to reserved, he should have called him an outright liar....many times!
re:Happy Valley Heretic"One man changed his plans and ideas the
day before".... HA!! Say what? So let me get this straight. You
are very concerned that that darn Mitt Romney had the nerve to NOT talk and act
like team Obama had painted him out to be for the past year and how dare he be
himself!!! How dare Mitt not state the policies that team Obama painted FOR HIM
for the past year. My goodness sake - what is the world coming to when
candidates actually speak their mind? Even worse - Mitt dared to CORRECT Barack
on all the mis-information that he and his team of political hacks had been
broadcasting over the past year. Now we can't possibly expect Barack to
actually know the issues himself for heaven sake? I mean the man has a
teleprompter for a reason so he WON'T have to know the issues - HIS OR
ROMNEY'S. Yes yes - since Barack stood their looking angry and confused
like a man who had forgotten his wallet in a super market check out line we
ought to just cut the guy a break. After all - he is the "chosen one"
Oh patriot, Your guy used notes instead of a teleprompter, he changed his mind
again about what he is going to do again and it has nothing to do with how Obama
painted him, even Obama would have a hard time keeping up with mitts ever
changing "ideas." Obama was to much a gentleman to call the governor a
Liar which is what he really is."Mitt dared to correct" Nope
mit hoped that foolish people wouldn't look it up like yourself, and take
him at his word.What's truly disheartening is mitt is either a
hardened liar or actually ignorant of the things he has said recently and as
governor. Too bad for mit there are so many recordings of his acrobatic
maneuvers in consistency for all who care to watch.
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