Romney back on the campaign trail as Obama visits Sandy victims - US politics live

Oct 31, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Guardian

Mitt Romney is back on the campaign trail in Florida as the political ceasefire caused by Sandy comes to an end There's a backlog of election news to get through after the forced two day hiatus you can read my cut-out-and-throw-away summary of what has happened earlier this week here but here's a lesson in American Politics 101 .

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Is Romney going to apologize to the GOP for running such an awful campaign before the election, or wait till after. No one has any idea what to believe about Romney, since Romney contradicts himself on every policy. You can't vote for him, because he doesn't stand for anything.

Fema should be shut down::: FEMA is absolutely necessary

Medicare has to end::: I won't cut funding for Medicare

Take breaks for everyone while I reduce the federal debt:::: Lower tax rates, but removal of deductions:::: I won't specify any deductions and there are no deductions which can make up the difference.

Social Security won't be touched::::: It has to end.
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Romney pointing out how bad Obama's economy is and explaining that he has plan to fix his mess makes me proud to vote for him next Tuesday.

We need leadership like that NOT some Obama Kerk that runs off to Lass Vegas while our Diplomats and Navy Seals are being slaughtered in Benghazi!

Yes, Obama had Live Video of this as it happened and STILL WENT TO VEGAS!

The sooner Obama is gone the better.
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Don Joe wrote:
Is Romney going to apologize to the GOP for running such an awful campaign before the election, or wait till after. No one has any idea what to believe about Romney, since Romney contradicts himself on every policy. You can't vote for him, because he doesn't stand for anything.
Fema should be shut down::: FEMA is absolutely necessary
Medicare has to end::: I won't cut funding for Medicare
Take breaks for everyone while I reduce the federal debt:::: Lower tax rates, but removal of deductions:::: I won't specify any deductions and there are no deductions which can make up the difference.
Social Security won't be touched::::: It has to end.


Your meandering post contradicts itself. Much like Obama's promises turning into Lies.

Romney wants States to have more control of FEMA. Decentralizing is a great way to get resources where they need to be quickly.

Obama cut $716 BILLION from Medicare. That says it all!

Obama gave Tax Breaks AND Stimulus Money to GE as they laid off 180,000 workers and Sent Manufacturing to CHINA! Obama also Hired GE's Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Immelt, as HIS JOBS CZAR! This is the guy that just cut 180,000 workers and sent US Jobs to China!

Do I need to bring up Obama's Tax Break for General Motors?

Yes, Obama gave GM a 100% TAX Break! They Pay NO Federal Taxes anymore because of Obama's Bankruptcy Deal!

You need to get a clue.

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Don Joe wrote:
Is Romney going to apologize to the GOP for running such an awful campaign before the election, or wait till after. No one has any idea what to believe about Romney, since Romney contradicts himself on every policy. You can't vote for him, because he doesn't stand for anything.
Fema should be shut down::: FEMA is absolutely necessary
Medicare has to end::: I won't cut funding for Medicare
Take breaks for everyone while I reduce the federal debt:::: Lower tax rates, but removal of deductions:::: I won't specify any deductions and there are no deductions which can make up the difference.
Social Security won't be touched::::: It has to end.
Landslide in the making…………

Voters have figured out that President Obama has no message, no agenda and not even much of an explanation for what he has done over the past four years. His campaign is based entirely on persuading people that Mitt Romney is a uniquely bad man, entirely dedicated to the rich, ignorant of the problems of the average person. As long as he could run his negative ads, the campaign at least kept voters away from the Romney bandwagon. But once we all met Mitt Romney for three 90-minute debates, we got to know him — and to like him. He was not the monster Obama depicted, but a reasonable person for whom we could vote.

As we stripped away Obama’s yearlong campaign of vilification, all the president offered us was more servings of negative ads — ads we had already dismissed as not credible. He kept doing the same thing even as it stopped working.

Congress steps up demands for info on Benghazi attack...

White House dodges...

Romney suddenly plunging onto Democratic turf...

Closes Michigan gap to 2 points...

Within margin of error in PA...

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If I were a betting person, the WH going to NJ to make 'face time' and interfere with traffic was not wise, these are things he could observe from the Situation Room, and address the nation as President from the Oval Office. Standing in water like a weatherman is cheap.
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The Second Presidential Debate featured repeated claims by each candidate that the other was not telling the truth--as well as at least one claim of fact by the moderator that turned out to be false. There were even questionable claims by the audience itself. Here are the top ten worst lies told during the Second Debate:

10. "I told you I would cut taxes for middle-class families, and I did. I told you I’d cut taxes for small businesses, and I have." President Barack Obama has made this claim repeatedly during the campaign, but it is not true, as even the liberal Huffington Post acknowledges. The few tax cuts that Obama did enact--such as the temporary payroll tax holiday--were short-term, or conditional. Furthermore, as the Romney campaign has often pointed out, Obama has raised many taxes on the middle class, including the infamous Obamacare "penalty," and his taxes on "millionaires and billionaires" would hit small businesess.

9. "...[H]e was asked, is it fair for somebody like you, making $20 million a year, to pay a lower tax rate than a nurse or a bus driver....And he said, yes, I think that’s fair." Obama was referring to Romney's recent 60 Minutes interview. But the transcript reveals Obama was not telling the truth. Romney was not saying it was fair that higher income should be taxed at a lower rate. He was referring specifically to the principle that capital gains should be taxed lower than other income because it has been taxed once already--a principle, incidentally, that Obama agrees with in his own tax policy.

8. "He called the Arizona law a model for the nation." Obama tried to knock Romney's immigration policy while at the same time accusing him of flip-flopping on the issue. But as Romney pointed out, he was referring specifically to the e-Verify part of the law--the requirement of instant verification of workers' legal status. That provision is even favored by unions. Obama made it seem Romney praised the law as a whole--which he had not. He went on to say that he himself objected to the provision that allowed police to check suspected illegal immigrants' documentation--but that provision survived a challenge at the Supreme Court.

7. "I want to make sure our timekeepers are working here." For the third debate in a row, the Democratic candidate complained that he was not receiving as much time to speak as the Republican. And for the third debate in a row, the Obama/Biden ticket actually spoke for longer--much longer--than the Romney/Ryan ticket, a testament to the ability of the incumbents to pressure the moderators, and the susceptibility of the left-leaning moderators to such pressure. Obama received a full three minutes more time in last night's debate--and the percentage difference was even higher at one point in the proceedings.

6. "They rely on it for mammograms." Obama attacked Romney's proposal to cut off federal funding to Planned Parenthood by claiming that the organization provides mammograms to women to help prevent breast cancer. It's been a repeated claim made by the left for months. The problem is that it's just untrue--and even left-leaning mainstream media fact-checkers have acknowledged that. What is perhaps worse than Obama's misleading claim about mammograms is the unsupported implication that Romney wants to deny life-saving health care to women--a cheap shot to which Romney was given no chance to respond.

5. "You can ship jobs overseas and get tax breaks for it." We have heard the same lie for eight years from Obama. In 2004, he ran for U.S. Senate from Illinois on a promise to end such tax breaks. He did it again when he ran for President of the United States in 2008. And yet he has never done anything about it--because there are no such tax breaks.

Sorry there are so many lies could not fit post.

You got the picture am sure..

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But what about Benghazi

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If you've got a business, you didnt build that...somebody else made that happen.

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But what about Benghazi
Congress steps up demands for info on Benghazi attack...

White House dodges...
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Close and cutting the margin in a two person race still means "Last Place"....... ROFLMAO

You know while the GOP is trying to make an issue of Benghazi, President Obama is on the ground offering aid and assistance to the 50 Million Americans suffering from the devastating Hurricane.

At least when you guys are parading the corpse of the Ambassador as you are pandering for votes using speculation and wayward theories, you aren't in the way of real progress on the Storm Front where Obama is needed.
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<quoted text>Landslide in the making…………

Voters have figured out that President Obama has no message, no agenda and not even much of an explanation for what he has done over the past four years. His campaign is based entirely on persuading people that Mitt Romney is a uniquely bad man, entirely dedicated to the rich, ignorant of the problems of the average person. As long as he could run his negative ads, the campaign at least kept voters away from the Romney bandwagon. But once we all met Mitt Romney for three 90-minute debates, we got to know him — and to like him. He was not the monster Obama depicted, but a reasonable person for whom we could vote.
As we stripped away Obama’s yearlong campaign of vilification, all the president offered us was more servings of negative ads — ads we had already dismissed as not credible. He kept doing the same thing even as it stopped working.
Congress steps up demands for info on Benghazi attack...
White House dodges...
Romney suddenly plunging onto Democratic turf...
Closes Michigan gap to 2 points...
Within margin of error in PA...
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10. "The few tax cuts that Obama did enact--such as the temporary payroll tax holiday--were short-term, or conditional."

Well the Bush 2001 and 2003 Tax Cuts were also short term or conditional...... that's why we refer to those Tax Cuts as Temporary... Does that make those Bush budget bursting disastrous tax cuts claims instead of real?

9. Romney's tax rate has nothing to do with dividends issued, Romney benefits from having 25% of his Income classified as Carried Interest. This is an accounting trick and authorized by Legislation to avoid paying a fair share on generated income, his income hasn't been taxed already.

8. Not without reasonable cause to stop a person and if they don't have the documentation, there is no cause for further detainment. Citizens still have the right to remain silence.

6.Nor did Romney respond when given a chance on if he would have supported Equal pay for Women in the work place, he proposed flex time for women instead. We still haven't heard Romney support the idea of equal pay for women in a Equal access Equal protection Country.
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The Second Presidential Debate featured repeated claims

10. "I told you I would cut taxes for middle-class families, and I did. I told you I’d cut taxes for small businesses, and I have." President Barack Obama has made this claim repeatedly during the campaign, but it is not true, as even the liberal Huffington Post acknowledges. The few tax cuts that Obama did enact--such as the temporary payroll tax holiday--were short-term, or conditional. Furthermore, as the Romney campaign has often pointed out, Obama has raised many taxes on the middle class, including the infamous Obamacare "penalty," and his taxes on "millionaires and billionaires" would hit small businesess.
9. "...[H]e was asked, is it fair for somebody like you, making $20 million a year, to pay a lower tax rate than a nurse or a bus driver....And he said, yes, I think that’s fair." Obama was referring to Romney's recent 60 Minutes interview.

8. "He called the Arizona law a model for the nation." Obama tried to knock Romney's immigration policy while at the same time accusing him of flip-flopping on the issue.-but that provision survived a challenge at the Supreme Court.

7. "I want to make sure our timekeepers are working here." For the third debate in a row, the Democratic candidate complained that he was not receiving as much time to speak as the Republican. And for the third debate in a row, the Obama/Biden ticket actually spoke for longer--much longer--than the Romney/Ryan ticket, a testament to the ability of the incumbents to pressure the moderators, and the susceptibility of the left-leaning moderators to such pressure. Obama received a full three minutes more time in last night's debate--and the percentage difference was even higher at one point in the proceedings.
6. "They rely on it for mammograms." Obama attacked Romney's proposal to cut off federal funding to Planned Parenthood by claiming that the organization provides mammograms to women to help prevent breast cancer. It's been a repeated claim made by the left for months. The problem is that it's just untrue--and even left-leaning mainstream media fact-checkers have acknowledged that. What is perhaps worse than Obama's misleading claim about mammograms is the unsupported implication that Romney wants to deny life-saving health care to women--a cheap shot to which Romney was given no chance to respond.
5. "You can ship jobs overseas and get tax breaks for it." We have heard the same lie for eight years from Obama. In 2004, he ran for U.S. Senate from Illinois on a promise to end such tax breaks. He did it again when he ran for President of the United States in 2008. And yet he has never done anything about it--because there are no such tax breaks.
Sorry there are so many lies could not fit post.
You got the picture am sure..
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If you've got a business, you didnt build that...somebody else made that happen.
famous last words.
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“We’re not going to run around doing negative ads. We’re going to keep it positive, we’re going to talk about the issues."
--Barack Obama, 2008

"If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make a big election about small things."
--Barack Obama, 2008

“If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”
--Barack Obama, 2009

"I expect to be judged by results.... If stuff hasn’t worked and people don’t feel like I’ve led the country in the right direction, then you’ll have a new president.”
--Barack Obama, 2009

“Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstones of this presidency.”
--Barack Obama, 2009

"The most important lesson I've learned is that you can't change Washington from the inside. You can only change it from the outside."
--Barack Obama, 2012
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<quoted text>Congress steps up demands for info on Benghazi attack...
White House dodges...
The President and White House staff is currently busy rendering aid and comfort to Americans devastated by the disaster left in the wake of a Hurricane, the likes unseen by America in our history.

Give them a call for facts regarding Benghazi after their investigation, currently under way is completed.

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Romney pointing out how bad Obama's economy is and explaining that he has plan to fix his mess makes me proud to vote for him next Tuesday.
We need leadership like that NOT some Obama Kerk that runs off to Lass Vegas while our Diplomats and Navy Seals are being slaughtered in Benghazi!
Yes, Obama had Live Video of this as it happened and STILL WENT TO VEGAS!
The sooner Obama is gone the better.
I have a plan too. Vote for me! I specialize in voodoo economics. I'll give you as many details as Romney does.
Romney is a heartless, empty vessel, who has done nothing to earn anyone's pride. If you want to vote for this creep, that's your privilege, but please spare us the bumpersticker bullshit.

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If I were a betting person, the WH going to NJ to make 'face time' and interfere with traffic was not wise, these are things he could observe from the Situation Room, and address the nation as President from the Oval Office. Standing in water like a weatherman is cheap.
With Mitt Romney standing in bullshit, I think water is the more acceptable choice.
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Obama sent his baby sitter (Bill Clinton) out to campaign for him.

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Obama sent his baby sitter (Bill Clinton) out to campaign for him.
Smart move on Obama's part. Say hello to your caregiver.

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Razors Edge wrote:
The Second Presidential Debate featured repeated claims by each candidate that the other was not telling the truth--as well as at least one claim of fact by the moderator that turned out to be false. There were even questionable claims by the audience itself. Here are the top ten worst lies told during the Second Debate:
10. "I told you I would cut taxes for middle-class families, and I did. I told you I’d cut taxes for small businesses, and I have." President Barack Obama has made this claim repeatedly during the campaign, but it is not true, as even the liberal Huffington Post acknowledges. The few tax cuts that Obama did enact--such as the temporary payroll tax holiday--were short-term, or conditional. Furthermore, as the Romney campaign has often pointed out, Obama has raised many taxes on the middle class, including the infamous Obamacare "penalty," and his taxes on "millionaires and billionaires" would hit small businesess.
9. "...[H]e was asked, is it fair for somebody like you, making $20 million a year, to pay a lower tax rate than a nurse or a bus driver....And he said, yes, I think that’s fair." Obama was referring to Romney's recent 60 Minutes interview. But the transcript reveals Obama was not telling the truth. Romney was not saying it was fair that higher income should be taxed at a lower rate. He was referring specifically to the principle that capital gains should be taxed lower than other income because it has been taxed once already--a principle, incidentally, that Obama agrees with in his own tax policy.
8. "He called the Arizona law a model for the nation." Obama tried to knock Romney's immigration policy while at the same time accusing him of flip-flopping on the issue. But as Romney pointed out, he was referring specifically to the e-Verify part of the law--the requirement of instant verification of workers' legal status. That provision is even favored by unions. Obama made it seem Romney praised the law as a whole--which he had not. He went on to say that he himself objected to the provision that allowed police to check suspected illegal immigrants' documentation--but that provision survived a challenge at the Supreme Court.
7. "I want to make sure our timekeepers are working here." For the third debate in a row, the Democratic candidate complained that he was not receiving as much time to speak as the Republican. And for the third debate in a row, the Obama/Biden ticket actually spoke for longer--much longer--than the Romney/Ryan ticket, a testament to the ability of the incumbents to pressure the moderators, and the susceptibility of the left-leaning moderators to such pressure. Obama received a full three minutes more time in last night's debate--and the percentage difference was even higher at one point in the proceedings.
6. "They rely on it for mammograms." Obama attacked Romney's proposal to cut off federal funding to Planned Parenthood by claiming that the organization provides mammograms to women to help prevent breast cancer. It's been a repeated claim made by the left for months. The problem is that it's just untrue--and even left-leaning mainstream media fact-checkers have acknowledged that. What is perhaps worse than Obama's misleading claim about mammograms is the unsupported implication that Romney wants to deny life-saving health care to women--a cheap shot to which Romney was given no chance to respond.
5. "You can ship jobs overseas and get tax breaks for it." We have heard the same lie for eight years from Obama. In 2004, he ran for Sorry there are so many lies could not fit post.
You got the picture am sure..
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How many times are you going to cut and paste breibart? Get back to making up your own frightwing lies and distortions.

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Razors Edge wrote:
The Second Presidential Debate featured repeated claims by each candidate that the other was not telling the truth--as well as at least one claim of fact by the moderator that turned out to be false. There were even questionable claims by the audience itself. Here are the top ten worst lies told during the Second Debate:
10. "I told you I would cut taxes for middle-class families, and I did. I told you I’d cut taxes for small businesses, and I have." President Barack Obama has made this claim repeatedly during the campaign, but it is not true, as even the liberal Huffington Post acknowledges. The few tax cuts that Obama did enact--such as the temporary payroll tax holiday--were short-term, or conditional. Furthermore, as the Romney campaign has often pointed out, Obama has raised many taxes on the middle class, including the infamous Obamacare "penalty," and his taxes on "millionaires and billionaires" would hit small businesess.
9. "...[H]e was asked, is it fair for somebody like you, making $20 million a year, to pay a lower tax rate than a nurse or a bus driver....And he said, yes, I think that’s fair." Obama was referring to Romney's recent 60 Minutes interview. But the transcript reveals Obama was not telling the truth. Romney was not saying it was fair that higher income should be taxed at a lower rate. He was referring specifically to the principle that capital gains should be taxed lower than other income because it has been taxed once already--a principle, incidentally, that Obama agrees with in his own tax policy.
8. "He called the Arizona law a model for the nation." Obama tried to knock Romney's immigration policy while at the same time accusing him of flip-flopping on the issue. But as Romney pointed out, he was referring specifically to the e-Verify part of the law--the requirement of instant verification of workers' legal status. That provision is even favored by unions. Obama made it seem Romney praised the law as a whole--which he had not. He went on to say that he himself objected to the provision that allowed police to check suspected illegal immigrants' documentation--but that provision survived a challenge at the Supreme Court.
7. "I want to make sure our timekeepers are working here." For the third debate in a row, the Democratic candidate complained that he was not receiving as much time to speak as the Republican. And for the third debate in a row, the Obama/Biden ticket actually spoke for longer--much longer--than the Romney/Ryan ticket, a testament to the ability of the incumbents to pressure the moderators, and the susceptibility of the left-leaning moderators to such pressure. Obama received a full three minutes more time in last night's debate--and the percentage difference was even higher at one point in the proceedings.
6. "They rely on it for mammograms." Obama attacked Romney's proposal to cut off federal funding to Planned Parenthood by claiming that the organization provides mammograms to women to help prevent breast cancer. It's been a repeated claim made by the left for months. care to women--a cheap shot to which Romney was given no chance to respond.
5. "You can ship jobs overseas and get tax breaks for it." We have heard the same lie for eight years from Obama. In 2004, he ran for U.S. Senate from Illinois on a promise to end such tax breaks. He did it again when he ran for President of the United States in 2008. And yet he has never done anything about it--because there are no such tax breaks.
Sorry there are so many lies could not fit post.
You got the picture am sure..
ccompliments of breitbart.com
How many times are you going to cut and paste breibart? Get back to making up your own frightwing lies and distortions.
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<quoted text>How many times are you going to cut and paste breibart? Get back to making up your own frightwing lies and distortions.
ok your boy is a liar....

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