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Sierra Vista, AZ

#1 Jul 16, 2012
This is only a partial list!

President Obama is in fact a "Leader" in many things and "First" as this points out. Quit Trashing Obama's Accomplishments and keep reading.

An impressive list of accomplishments:

First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.

First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States

First President to violate the War Powers Act.

First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

First President to defy a Federal Judge's court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.

First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.

First President to spend a trillion dollars on 'shovel-ready' jobs when there was no such thing as 'shovel-ready' jobs.

First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.

First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.

First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

First President to terminate America's ability to put a man in space.

First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.

First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases.

First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.

First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).

First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.

First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-Corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.

First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 100 to date.

First President to hide his medical, educational, and travel records.

First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.

First President to go on multiple global apology tours'.

First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayer.

First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.

First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.

First President to repeat the Holy Quran tells us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.

How is this hope and change working out for you?
Obama will win

Bisbee, AZ

#2 Jul 16, 2012
No matter what lies you tell, Obama will win. He is a loyal American and us real Americans know it. Romney is a anti-American, greedy, lying fraud. Hope and change is working out just fine.
Big Eye Roll

United States

#3 Jul 16, 2012
Obama will win wrote:
No matter what lies you tell, Obama will win. He is a loyal American and us real Americans know it. Romney is a anti-American, greedy, lying fraud. Hope and change is working out just fine.
Sure, it is.
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Sierra Vista, AZ

#4 Jul 16, 2012
Preeminent odds maker, Wayne Allyn Root May 30, 2012 -- See's the election differently...

"Most political predictions are made by biased pollsters, pundits, or prognosticators who are either rooting for Republicans or Democrats. I am neither. I am a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, and a well-known Vegas oddsmaker with one of the most accurate records of predicting political races.

But as an oddsmaker with a pretty remarkable track record of picking political races, I play no favorites. I simply use common sense to call them as I see them. Back in late December I released my New Years Predictions. I predicted back then- before a single GOP primary had been held, with Romney trailing for months to almost every GOP competitor from Rick Perry to Herman Cain to Newt- that Romney would easily rout his competition to win the GOP nomination by a landslide. I also predicted that the Presidential race between Obama and Romney would be very close until election day. But that on election day Romney would win by a landslide similar to Reagan-Carter in 1980.

Understanding history, today I am even more convinced of a resounding Romney victory. 32 years ago at this moment in time, Reagan was losing by 9 points to Carter. Romney is right now running even in polls. So why do most pollsters give Obama the edge?

First, most pollsters are missing one ingredient- common sense. Here is my gut instinct. Not one American who voted for McCain 4 years ago will switch to Obama. Not one in all the land. But many millions of people who voted for an unknown Obama 4 years ago are angry, disillusioned, turned off, or scared about the future. Voters know Obama now- and that is a bad harbinger.

Now to an analysis of the voting blocks that matter in U.S. politics:

*Black voters. Obama has nowhere to go but down among this group. His endorsement of gay marriage has alienated many black church-going Christians. He may get 88% of their vote instead of the 96% he got in 2008. This is not good news for Obama.

*Hispanic voters. Obama has nowhere to go but down among this group. If Romney picks Rubio as his VP running-mate the GOP may pick up an extra 10% to 15% of Hispanic voters (plus lock down Florida ). This is not good news for Obama.

*Jewish voters. Obama has been weak in his support of Israel . Many Jewish voters and big donors are angry and disappointed. I predict Obama's Jewish support drops from 78% in 2008 to the low 60’s. This is not good news for Obama.

*Youth voters. Obama’s biggest and most enthusiastic believers from 4 years ago have graduated into a job market from hell. Young people are disillusioned, frightened, and broke- a bad combination. The enthusiasm is long gone. Turnout will be much lower among young voters, as will actual voting percentages. This not good news for Obama.

*Catholic voters. Obama won a majority of Catholics in 2008. That won’t happen again. Out of desperation to please women, Obama went to war with the Catholic Church over contraception. Now he is being sued by the Catholic Church. Majority lost. This is not good news for Obama.

Continued...
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Sierra Vista, AZ

#5 Jul 16, 2012
Odds maker continued...

*Small Business owners.Because I ran for Vice President last time around, and I'm a small businessman myself, I know literally thousands of small business owners. At least 40% of them in my circle of friends, fans and supporters voted for Obama 4 years ago to “give someone different a chance.” I warned them that he would pursue a war on capitalism and demonize anyone who owned a business...that he’d support unions over the private sector in a big way...that he'd overwhelm the economy with spending and debt. My friends didn’t listen. Four years later, I can't find one person in my circle of small business owner friends voting for Obama. Not one. This is not good news for Obama.

*Blue collar working class whites. Do I need to say a thing? White working class voters are about as happy with Obama as Boston Red Sox fans feel about the New York Yankees. This is not good news for Obama.

*Suburban moms. The issue isn’t contraception…it’s having a job to pay for contraception. Obama’s economy frightens these moms. They are worried about putting food on the table. They fear for their children’s future. This is not good news for Obama.

*Military Veterans. McCain won this group by 10 points. Romney is winning by 24 points. The more our military vets got to see of Obama, the more they disliked him. This is not good news for Obama.

Add it up. Is there one major group where Obama has gained since 2008? Will anyone in America wake up on election day saying “I didn’t vote for Obama 4 years ago. But he’s done such a fantastic job, I can’t wait to vote for him today.” Does anyone feel that a vote for Obama makes their job more secure?

Forget the polls. My gut instincts as a Vegas oddsmaker and common sense small businessman tell me this will be a historic landslide and a world-class repudiation of Obama’s radical and risky socialist agenda. It's Reagan-Carter all over again.

But I’ll give Obama credit for one thing- he is living proof that familiarity breeds contempt."

Wayne Allen Root
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Sierra Vista, AZ

#6 Jul 16, 2012
First part....

Wayne Allyn Root May 30, 2012.....

"Most political predictions are made by biased pollsters, pundits, or prognosticators who are either rooting for Republicans or Democrats. I am neither. I am a former Libertarian Vice Presidential nominee, and a well-known Vegas oddsmaker with one of the most accurate records of predicting political races.

But as an oddsmaker with a pretty remarkable track record of picking political races, I play no favorites. I simply use common sense to call them as I see them. Back in late December I released my New Years Predictions. I predicted back then- before a single GOP primary had been held, with Romney trailing for months to almost every GOP competitor from Rick Perry to Herman Cain to Newt- that Romney would easily rout his competition to win the GOP nomination by a landslide. I also predicted that the Presidential race between Obama and Romney would be very close until election day. But that on election day Romney would win by a landslide similar to Reagan-Carter in 1980.

Understanding history, today I am even more convinced of a resounding Romney victory. 32 years ago at this moment in time, Reagan was losing by 9 points to Carter. Romney is right now running even in polls. So why do most pollsters give Obama the edge?

First, most pollsters are missing one ingredient- common sense. Here is my gut instinct. Not one American who voted for McCain 4 years ago will switch to Obama. Not one in all the land. But many millions of people who voted for an unknown Obama 4 years ago are angry, disillusioned, turned off, or scared about the future. Voters know Obama now- and that is a bad harbinger.

Now to an analysis of the voting blocks that matter in U.S. politics:

*Black voters. Obama has nowhere to go but down among this group. His endorsement of gay marriage has alienated many black church-going Christians. He may get 88% of their vote instead of the 96% he got in 2008. This is not good news for Obama.

*Hispanic voters. Obama has nowhere to go but down among this group. If Romney picks Rubio as his VP running-mate the GOP may pick up an extra 10% to 15% of Hispanic voters (plus lock down Florida ). This is not good news for Obama.

*Jewish voters. Obama has been weak in his support of Israel . Many Jewish voters and big donors are angry and disappointed. I predict Obama's Jewish support drops from 78% in 2008 to the low 60’s. This is not good news for Obama.

*Youth voters. Obama’s biggest and most enthusiastic believers from 4 years ago have graduated into a job market from hell. Young people are disillusioned, frightened, and broke- a bad combination. The enthusiasm is long gone. Turnout will be much lower among young voters, as will actual voting percentages. This not good news for Obama.

*Catholic voters. Obama won a majority of Catholics in 2008. That won’t happen again. Out of desperation to please women, Obama went to war with the Catholic Church over contraception. Now he is being sued by the Catholic Church. Majority lost. This is not good news for Obama.

Continued above...
Obama will win

Bisbee, AZ

#8 Jul 16, 2012
I think that you have not been keeping up. Bain is Romney's claim to fame and now he has to run away from it. What is he hiding from the people? He doesn't have a prayer.
fact check

Bisbee, AZ

#9 Jul 16, 2012
Lest We Forget....what the last Republican President did to us.
onceuponatime

Bisbee, AZ

#10 Jul 16, 2012
So far, neither candidate has given the voters a plan of what they intend to do on any issue, but have merely attacked each other's past, and defended against attack ad statements. I am eagerly awaiting the "school yard" mentality to mature into meaningful dialogue.
Obama will win

Bisbee, AZ

#11 Jul 16, 2012
onceuponatime wrote:
So far, neither candidate has given the voters a plan of what they intend to do on any issue, but have merely attacked each other's past, and defended against attack ad statements. I am eagerly awaiting the "school yard" mentality to mature into meaningful dialogue.
If you are looking for a meaningful dialogue you will wait a long time. We are facing serious problems and all we can do is fight with one another. Neither candidate is addressing the most important issues of our time. Climate change needs to be looked at. The survallience society that we live in needs to be looked at. Why do we lock so many people up needs to be looked at. Etc Etc
Partisan Hacks

Peoria, AZ

#12 Jul 16, 2012
fact check wrote:
Lest We Forget....what the last Republican President did to us.
Congress played no role?
Obama will win

Bisbee, AZ

#13 Jul 16, 2012
Partisan Hacks wrote:
<quoted text>
Congress played no role?
They absolutely played a role. For the last couple of years they decended into madness but it seems to be working for them. They are getting what they want. The corruption is right out in the open. Nobody seems to care. Certainly not the voters.
No Difference

Tucson, AZ

#14 Jul 16, 2012
Please tell me what is the difference between
ANY body wins???

I really think there is another force in play.
It seems everything is about the same no matter
who is in office. The real "office" seems to be
somewhere else? Not sure where it is, but it certainly is not at the white house. That is where
"they" want us to think it is at Do you even have
any confidence in who is counting the votes?
facilitator

Huachuca City, AZ

#15 Jul 16, 2012
For Your Info - wrote:
This is only a partial list!
President Obama is in fact a "Leader" in many things and "First" as this points out. Quit Trashing Obama's Accomplishments and keep reading.
An impressive list of accomplishments:
First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.
First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States
First President to violate the War Powers Act.
First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
First President to defy a Federal Judge's court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
First President to spend a trillion dollars on 'shovel-ready' jobs when there was no such thing as 'shovel-ready' jobs.
First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S., including those with criminal convictions.
First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
First President to terminate America's ability to put a man in space.
First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases.
First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.
First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-Corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 100 to date.
First President to hide his medical, educational, and travel records.
First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
First President to go on multiple global apology tours'.
First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayer.
First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.
First President to repeat the Holy Quran tells us the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.
How is this hope and change working out for you?
You drank the KOOK-AID
The Man

Bisbee, AZ

#17 Jul 16, 2012
No Difference wrote:
Do you even have
any confidence in who is counting the votes?
I absolutely do.
Obama will win

Bisbee, AZ

#18 Jul 16, 2012
No Difference wrote:
Please tell me what is the difference between
ANY body wins???
I really think there is another force in play.
It seems everything is about the same no matter
who is in office. The real "office" seems to be
somewhere else? Not sure where it is, but it certainly is not at the white house. That is where
"they" want us to think it is at Do you even have
any confidence in who is counting the votes?
Corporations and a handfull of billionaires have pretty much taken over the government. They win no matter who gets elected. Obama did not go after the people who crashed the economy. A real health care bill would eliminate insurance companies altogether. Obama is not going to take on the insurance companies.The MIC stills rolls out of Washington with the lions share of our tax money. Obama does not even talk about serious tax fairness. He is just trying to get tax rates back to where they were when the last bush was in office. Romey is the candidate of the billionares. If he gets elected there will not even be a pretense of who is really running things in this country.
Partisan Hacks

Peoria, AZ

#19 Jul 16, 2012
Obama will win wrote:
... A real health care bill would eliminate insurance companies altogether...
And why is that? Why isn't that simply, instead, one alternative among many?
Partisan Hacks

Peoria, AZ

#20 Jul 16, 2012
Obama will win wrote:
...If he gets elected there will not even be a pretense of who is really running things in this country.
One would think that, with that mindset about government and politicians, you'd want government to be as small and as limited as possible.
Obama will win

Bisbee, AZ

#21 Jul 16, 2012
Partisan Hacks wrote:
<quoted text>
One would think that, with that mindset about government and politicians, you'd want government to be as small and as limited as possible.
I do want the government to be as small and limited as possibile. I also want to live in a representative democracy free from the unwarranted power of a Corporate Fuedalism.
Obama will win

Bisbee, AZ

#22 Jul 16, 2012
Partisan Hacks wrote:
<quoted text>
And why is that? Why isn't that simply, instead, one alternative among many?
The well being of our nation is too important to leave up to insurance companies. Seniors pay a monthly fee to medicare and they also need a suppliment to be fully insured. Get the insurance companies out of the picture, raise the medicare fee by an appropriate amount.The money then stays within the system and goes directly to patient care not to profits. This is called a single payer system and it is in use in Canada and Europe.

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