Published: Sunday, Nov. 4 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
A gee your vote was the one Obama really needed to win Utah. I am sure he is
Welcome home Jared! I agree with you completely!
Why do I doubt that this writer ever voted for Obama. Trivial attacks? Good
grief how do they compare with the outright lies being pushed by the Romney
Campaign? You know, the continuing lie about Jeep jobs being outsourced to
China, that he made the economy worse lie, the "you didn't build that
distortion", the lie that Obama "doubled the deficit". But the
author is pained by a few humorous coments about big bird. Give me a break!
First and most important, so what? Neither candidate needed your vote in this
state. Romney? He is going to win by a landslide in this state regardless of who
you voted for. He would merely come here to Utah not to campaign but to use it
as as ATM machine. Obama? Ha ha, he doesn't need this state.
Secondly, if you're really going to let Big Bird and Romnesia
ruffle your feathers then A. You weren't really a supporter of
him anyway.B. You're rewarding Mitt's farrrrrr worse
behavior.I am not a parent yet but I know that parents
shouldn't reward their children for bad behavior. It only perpetuates it
further. The GOP's horrific behavior for the past decade but particularly
during the Obama administration should NOT be rewarded. Do you not
remember what they did under Bush? Do you really want to hand them the keys
already?Do you not remember how they have attacked Obama and his
family? If you're being honest and rewarding good behavior then
you'll reward Obama. His campaign hasn't been nearly as negative or
hostile as the GOP's.
If 'Romnesia' and big bird changed your vote, you weren't much of
an Obama supporter. There are far bigger issues at play than these silly things
that come out in campaigns.
While Obama may have started his petty campaign in the last few week, Romney
started and is finishing with the same pettiness, not to mention the untruths
and constant flip flopping. Keep the T shirt, you can wear it to an Obama
victory rally and pretend you stuck to your guns!
This is a troll letter There is no way it can be real. The GOP has set the bar
to a new low with their attacks on the President. Both sides are disgraceful but
the GOP is exponentially more guilty.
"In 2008, I was a college freshman and able to vote for the first
time."Let's see... that would make you about 22 now... still
eligible to be carried on your parents' health insurance. It is quite
brave of you to vote for the man that pledges to take away that health coverage.
I hope you have been blessed and free of pre-existing conditions.You are changing your vote because of "petty, trivial attacks". The
result of your vote could have a very serious effect on your life.
It is an unfortunate thing when after 4 years of college a person still cannot
think for themselves.
And apparently Mitt Romney's false Jeep ads and many, many other debunked
claims are NOT trivial.It is going to be a sweet Obama victory!
And so after 4 years of vile accusations the like has never been seen in our
nation's history you are bummed out but some petty sarcasim? You need a
refund on your education because you don't know the difference between spin
and out and out lies and that my friend is how to discern history. This campaign
is like a neighor throwing his trash over my fence and calling the cops because
I don't clean it up fast enough.
You can vote for anyone you like, Jacob, but try in your thought process to
separate style from substance. Do we just ignore all the attacks on Obama during
his term in office because they didn't come from Romney personally? Sure,
"Romnesia" was a little silly, but the purpose it had, reminding people
of Romney's constant changes during the campaign, was serious and, I
believe, truthful. Big Bird is about as specific as Romney has been when talking
about future budget cuts. Cut the federal contribution to Public Broadcasting?
It's too tiny to make any difference.
Don't get sidetracked over Obama's fascination with "Big
Bird". What we should be concerned with is his abdication of responsibility
while watching live video of Americans under attack by terrorists in Benghazi.
If you want to cast your vote for a Commander in Chief who stands up
for Big Bird even while denying support for Americans under fire, then vote for
him. May you be lucky enough to never need a leader to save you or someone you
love who is under attack by terrorists.His oath of office means
nothing to him: "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully
execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my
Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United
States."He lied for two weeks, telling us that a youtube video
led to unplanned demonstrations when he had seen with his own eyes and heard
with his own ears the terrorists who killed Americans.
Many of those professing a change in their voting pattern probably changed (if
they ever voted for Obama in the first place which is seriously doubtful) when
the Republican propaganda machine started their constant barrage of negative
attacks against Obama in January, 2009.When people start out their
comments by referring to the president as "Barack Hussein Obama", you
know they have been hostile to this man since before Day 1. It's that same
old flaming that they have engaged in from the beginning. The visceral dislike
for this president is based more on old prejudices than from any real and honest
difference of opinion. Just read what they write and you know that their
attitudes were sealed in stone before the president took office.Most
of the reasons people give are renditions of conservative talking points pushed
by wingnut media. There is nothing unique or original in the positions
expressed. It's just the Same Ol' Same Ol' partisan talk that
has focused on Obama as "The Other" and "not a real American".
Nothing new. And now we have all the "I voted for Obama and now I'm
not" talk which probably is just more trolling the comments section.
Huh? ". . . his abdication of responsibility while watching live video of
Americans under attack by terrorists in Benghazi."Mr. Richards,
where do you find lies like that?
OK, the letter writer basis his opinion on "trivial" issues but has
nothing to say about substantive issues. This speaks volumes. Nothing
regarding major policy differences is mentioned which makes one wonder how
seriously the letter writer takes his voting rights.We have just
experienced the latest in a series of devastating storms. However, there is no
reference to Romney's desire to eliminate FEMA. Nothing on how he wants to
give that responsibility back to the states so that a state which is the target
of massive destruction, a state where the infrastructure has been destroyed, has
the responsibility for managing its recovery.There is no discussion
on the matters of war and peace despite Romney's "claim" that he
basically agrees with Obama, ignoring the fact that he is surrounded and advised
by the same neocons who led Bush into Iraq. Romney's bellicose rhetoric
about Iran a month ago apparently has no effect on this young man because
fighting wars are, in the Republican mindset, fought by other people. Utah has the lowest per capita participation enlistment levels in the United
States. Service to the nation, ironically, is of low priority in this
Those who try to tell us that Obama had no knowledge that terrorists had
attacked us in Benghazi are portraying him as if he were an idiot. They're
telling us that he had some kind of "do not disturb" sign on his door
and that no one in the White House had permission to wake up the "Commander
in Chief" when we were under attack. They also want us to believe that he,
the Commander in Chief, was kept out of the loop for two weeks while he proved
his total incompetence by blaming the attack on a film maker. Those
who think that Utahns under serve have redefined service. Utah has the highest
participation rate of unpaid service volunteers in the nation. Tens of
thousands of unpaid service volunteers leave their homes in Utah every year to
teach people that they have worth, that they can get off welfare, that they can
be productive, that there is purpose to life. They use their own money to serve
others. Democrats keep telling us that Republicans don't care,
but how many of them spend $10,000 to pay for each volunteer's two-year
Mike RichardsSouth Jordan, UtahThe hostility in your comments
is self-evident and can be summed up in seven words: "Mike Richards simply
doesn't like the man!" Regardless of what the president says, what he
does, what he accomplishes, you are a true believer and will never give the
president credit. Your comments are unsubstantiated wingnut talking points
spread by conservative media and directed to that Republican goal to make Barack
Obama a one-term president, regardless. This all started with Rush
Limbaugh's edict prior to the president's inauguration in January,
2009, to make him fail. All efforts of true-believing conservatives took this
as their central purpose to re-gain the White House, throw out the usurper, and
re-store the God-given right to a Republican president.The anger
directed toward this president has been allowed to expand and fester to the
point where respectful discussion is considered treasonous to the conservative
mind. Even acknowledging any Obama administration accomplishments is to be
avoided lest the wingnut media turn and punish the offender. Manufactured and
exaggerated lies have become the staple of conservative thinking with a
committed body of individuals to troll the newspace.
To "Moderate" unfortunately you are wrong. Prior to the ACA, college
students could be carried on their parents insurance until age 25 or 26. All
that has changed is now, you can sit on your parents couch doing nothing and
still be covered. The letter writer was never in danger of losing healthcare
coverage.To "Mike in Cedar City" read what the Washington
Post fact checkers had to say about the Jeep add. They declared Romney's
jeep add technically correct. They didn't like how he presented the
facts.To "The Real Maverick" hopefully people will remember
how it was under bush. We had AAA credit ratings, unemployment around 5%, and
deficits that are 1/3 of today's
Fool me once, I voted for Obama in 2008, and it's his fault.Fool me
twice and it's my fault. I won't make the same mistake in 2012.
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