Mr. Lewis, you certainly riled up the BO supporters. Though I agree with you,
you should have beat around the bush about the truth so your words wouldn't
be considered a "rant."
To "Kent C. DeForrest" You have failed to ask the more basic question.
Why is it that unemployment rates are so high, eventhough the recession was over
in 2009? Why is it that typically the effects of a recession are gone within 2
years of the recession ending, yet this one lingers on? Why is it that the more
involvement we get from government on resolving a recession, the slower the
recovery?To "freedomingood" unfortunately you are showing
the same disdain for opposing ideas that Biden did during the debate.Now, if you want to talk about reading and understanding various sources of
information, the conservatives have been shown to be more well read, and will
read opposing views. Meanwhile it is your ilk that will only read or listen to
people they agree with.
Empty chair in the oval office!!!
All you left-libs are getting so desperate. Your candidate has not one thing to
run on so all they can do is attack Mitt. BTW, take your rants elsewhere, you
are wasting our time.
I'm constantly amazed at the depths of shallow hypocricy conservatives are
willing to go toin thier own missinformed minds. Turn off the radiio and do some
reading. Do you get any news that isn't pre-chewed by a right wing media
@The Real Maverick:"So where are the jobs?"The
jobs are overseas. They've been moving overseas for a several decades...
starting with textiles and the like years ago and ending these days with TV,
computer, and other electronics. Even service work is gone bye-bye. Call your
phone company or some news papers for service and you'll likely get the
Philippines."I'd love for your child to ask some of these
businesses why they aren't hiring?"A simple answer is
Obamacare. Many prominent businesses including Olive Garden and Red Lobster
restaurants are putting more workers on part-time status to avoid Obamacare
health costs."I see CEO pay is hitting records."Then, your son's aim should be to become a CEO.
@The Real Maverick:"In the future Dnews, please refrain from
printing these types of letters and giving the wrong attention to
people."Yes, and in the future DNews, please refrain from
printing personal attacks against the candidates. This in keeping with your
requirement for allowing posts to be accepted. This thread is full of personal
ugly attacks against Romney.
@Eric Samuelsen:"... is Romney Dorothy? Or Toto?"Obama's the guy behind the curtain. Pay no attention to him.
I don't know what tax cuts you are talking about. No taxes have been cut
under Obama. Congress did extend the Bush tax policy, but that kept taxes where
they were. Law firms certainly got no stimulus or bail outs, which
is fine with me. That is not what is needed. The business world is just plain
sluggish and with no opportunity for growth, the need for additional attorneys
just isn't there. That probably bodes poorly for the engineer graduating
the year after that too. To get business going, they have to have a the
opportunity to benefit from expanding and under the current policies that is not
the case. Most of the businesses just hope they don't go under.
LDS LiberalA neighbor of mine is a GA. Just talking to him he comes
across a little shaky, not cohesive, kind of a little scattered -- but BOY did
he give a great talk Sunday Morning's Session.Does that make or
break him as my Spiritual Leader?Nope, not in the least. You see, I
usually don't consider someone to be eloquent unless they come up with the
words themselves. I've heard for several years just how eloquent Barack
Obama is. Unfortunately unless he is reading, he stands staring at his shoes,
and makes up data out of thin air. (like the sad falsehood about the supposed
$5 trillion tax cut for wealthy people) Anyone can emote with someone
else's words - they are called actors.Romney (although he
undoubtedly had help) made the words his own by using them extemporaneously, and
with conviction. Being able to think and react on ones feet is an impressive
skill. LDS General Authorities write their own material. It
doesn't bother me if someone reads what they themselves wrote aloud.
Besides, if you are truly LDS, you know it is the Spirit that touches someone,
not their speaking method.
"As the parent of 3 college students, the 50% unemployment of recent
graduates is terrifying. One of mine is graduating from an ivy league law school
next spring, (with private not government loans) and has had so many interviews,
but in the end they tell him he is well qualified and talented and they would
love to hire him, but as they look at the current economy they are not hiring
anyone next spring. "So where are the jobs? I'd love for
your child to ask some of these businesses why they aren't hiring? I mean,
they've received the tax cuts that were supposed to help motivate them to
create jobs. So why aren't they hiring?I see CEO pay is hitting
records. When are "normal" people like your child going to
see the benefits of these tax cuts given to businesses?
CurmudgeonSalt Lake City, UTEric Samuelson:Actually, I
think Romney would fit the role of....=========== Oh --
My turn, My turn -- The Scarecrow.When Dorothy and Toto
[metaphorically the American people] ask which of the forks in the Yellow Brick
road to take to get to the Emerald City, The Scarecrow [Mitt Romney] tries
to take the lead by giving them directions, but he simply can't make up his
mind...[and we all know the reason for that!]
Hey Mr. Lewis, way to rile the BO loving parrots. So yeah the Wizard of Oz is a
playful jab. But if you BO lovers insist on making it serious, lets
give people who have been unemployed so long their benefits ran out and they
have given up on finding work, another 3 months benefits so they will go sign up
again and be counted in the unemployment numbers and see what the real
unemployment is. I think you would be shocked. As the parent of 3
college students, the 50% unemployment of recent graduates is terrifying. One of
mine is graduating from an ivy league law school next spring, (with private not
government loans) and has had so many interviews, but in the end they tell him
he is well qualified and talented and they would love to hire him, but as they
look at the current economy they are not hiring anyone next spring. We are going to need everyone working to ever be able to service the 16
trillion dollar debt, let alone pay it off. 4 more years of Obama would mean
less workers paying taxes, and 21 trillion debt. Terrifying!
I don't like Obama, but this letter seems like just a rant instead of a
well positioned opinion.Watch it fellow conservatives, at this rate
if Obama wins another term, the vitriol against him just MIGHT become half as
bad as what Bush had to endure from the liberals.
You can disagree with his policies all you want.But that
doesn't give you the right to demean him and that office in the way that
you did. Show a little more respect please. In the future Dnews,
please refrain from printing these types of letters and giving the wrong
attention to people. They don't do anything constructive.
Baron, LDS Lib,flip flop? Which BO is it? for or against gay
marriage?for or against closing GITMO?for or against
trying GITMO terrorists in civilian court?for or against getrting
involved in Syria?for putting all proposed legislature on the web
for 48 hours prior to a vote or snaeking Obamacre through on a messy procedural
vote in the middle of the night?For or against lobbyists in his
administration?for or against tax cheats in his administration?for reducing each family's health care costs by $2500/year or
passing one of the largest tax hikes ever so everyone has health insurance?GWB being irresponsible running up $4 trillion on his chinese credit
card or BO running up $6 trillion on the same card in half the time?keeping unemployment from exceeding 8% only to see it rise to 10.3% then
hoping like crazy it comes close to where it was when he took over? (not there
yet)BO with his fli-flopping shows he has no core convictions, just
whatever it takes to get re-elected.Kent, unemployment between 8 and
10% for the last 4 years and $6trillion new debt is OK by you?
Eric Samuelson:Actually, I think Romney would fit the role of Wicked
Witch of the West (except for gender), who is bent on destroying the Dorothys
and Totos of the world (the ones who got swept away by the economic tornado).I'm looking for Dorothy to throw a little electoral water on the
witch and watch her melt away on Nov. 6.
@DNHow exactly does this type of rhetoric field add to the civil
dialogue about our future?
Another targeted letter repeating the same old talking points of ridicule. The
letter writer doesn't like Barack Obama. So what? Generalizations that
"everybody" is disappointed in the President's performance is
certainly not indicated by the polls. And failure, obviously, is in the eye of
the beholder.The letter writer is one of those who probably
didn't vote for Obama in 2008, probably always voted Republican if even for
a turnip, has bought in to the Birther nonsense, "anti-American"
gibberish, and all the other disinformation and character assassination talking
points Republican strategists have come up with in the last four years.One last thing. The letter writer is possibly a troll just trying to stir the
pot with juvenile remarks and nothing really substantive. This is just another
in a long line of "Barack Obama is the Worst President!" and "Barack
Obama is Ruining America" diatribes that conservative voters love to indulge
I think it's been too long since Bob saw GWB in front of the camera groping
and stuttering for what usually turned out to be words of two syllables.
"the last four disastrous years"Been drinking too much tea,
Bob? The GOP has tried very hard to rewrite history. In their new
history book, the last four years have been "disastrous." Why? Because
we have been slowly recovering from a massive financial crisis and an implosion
of the housing market? As a nation, are we better off now than we were four
years ago? By light-years. Do you remember what was happening in October 2008? I
do. I was writing about it. Not pretty. All economists were baffled. The GOP
spent the last days of the 2008 election running from George Bush. He still is
so discredited among Republicans that he did not attend, much less speak at, the
recent GOP convention.In GOP History 2.0, TARP was a failure,
bailing out the auto industry was a mistake, and propping up a teetering Wall
Street was a waste of government money. The Bush tax cuts must also have been a
spectacular success, because once again cutting taxes is the recipe for economic
growth and prosperity. I guess recycling bad ideas is fine if you can just
pretend the past doesn't exist.
LDS General Conference must really bug and make this fellows skin crawl...BTW - A neighbor of mine is a GA. Just talking to him he comes across a
little shaky, not cohesive, kind of a little scattered -- but BOY did he give a
great talk Sunday Morning's Session.Does that make or break him
as my Spiritual Leader?Meanwhile -- Romney and his flip-flopping
shows he has no values or core convictions. Another term for it is; lack
of Integrity.Voting for POTUS is not like playing Let's Make a
Deal, trading everything in for a guess for what's behind door #1.BTW - omni scent, right-wing-rant bingo card -- LOL, ROTFL! Thanks.
To continue the analogy: is Romney Dorothy? Or Toto?
Poor guy is still on the teleprompter kick. Are the teleprompters used by
Romney and Ryan invisible or something?Perhaps they are -- to people
like this guy.What's more worrisome, though, is that somehow
the right wing is able to completely flamfoozle so many people into believing
their fantasies that electing Mitt will somehow make things better.I
have some chicken feathers that I can wave around that will do more good than he
Too bad: if Mr Lewis said "Socalist", I would have gotten a BINGO on my
right-wing-rant bingo card. He did hit most of the other talking points though.
That really counts as an opinion piece? Just a rant.The Dnews should start
copying comments and call them articles?
Without any doubt what so ever Mr. Bob Lewis is opinionated. The “empty
suit” somehow was left out.
... and flip-flopping, etch-a-sketch Mitt Romney, who keeps contradicting
himself on his position on abortion, regulation, global warming, taxes, Israel,
RomneyCare, China, etc., depending on what is expedient at the time, is the