Romney, Obama trade jabs as Dem convention looms

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  • 1aggie SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 3, 2012 6:36 p.m.


    According to the Washington Post, George W. Bush’s major policies increased the debt by more than $5 trillion during his presidency. Obama has increased the debt by less than $1 trillion as a result of his policies. Economist Daniel J. Mitchell of the libertarian CATO Institute (who served as a Republican staffer on the Senate Fiance Committee) has put the figure at $140 billion.

    If we are going to play the disrespect game, we should think of an equally disrespectful term for the Republican Party for their shenanigans through the years, including:
    1950 - Republicans strongly supported Sen. Joe McCarthy's infamous anti-communist witch hunts.
    1972 - Nixon operatives were caught breaking into Democratic Party national headquarters during an election year.
    GWB: Bullying the intelligence community into giving him the justification to start a war in Iraq over non-existent WMDs. Ramming through a massive new, unfunded Medicare drug benefit when the system was already broke. The total failure to deal with Katrina. Illegal wiretapping. Torture. I could go on and on...

  • Ed Meyer Kanab, UT
    Sept. 2, 2012 10:52 p.m.

    Just a thought and make sure this gets through to Mitt. I don't think the Republicans should refuse the idea of raising taxes on the rich. However, they should insist on removing the regulatory burden that is making our economy non-competitive. However, one needs to go with the other. If our companies are more profitable, their owners will be more profitable and the additional taxes will be offset by the increased profits.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Sept. 2, 2012 10:47 p.m.


    Respect is earned.--What happened to the trillions added to the deficit?

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Sept. 2, 2012 8:32 p.m.

    If we're into football analogies, then someone should make note of Bain Capital's record. Undefeated!, unless you try counting all those laid-off employees.

  • 1aggie SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 2, 2012 1:48 p.m.

    Dear DN,
    It is the "Democratic" Party, not the "Dem" Party. Please be more respectful.

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    Sept. 2, 2012 1:05 p.m.

    Romney is putting all his campaign eggs in the "job creation" basket.

    Lest we forget, Romney's record of job-creation as Governor of Massachusetts: 47th among the 50 states in job creation!

    And that was during a period that was NOT the worst recession in a generation.

    Why doesn't Romney tell us what he WOULD have done if he were President during the same time Obama has been President?

    Oh, that's right, he has already said he would have done essentially the same things! And then he shook his etch-a-sketch and tried to tell us differently.

    Who knows what creative twist on the truth Romney will come up with next?