Obama lampoons GOP convention, calls it throwback to era of black-and-white TV; no new ideas

Sep 1, 2012 Full story: The Washington Post 263

President Barack Obama lampooned the just-completed Republican National Convention as better-suited to an era of black-and-white TV and " trickle-down, you're on your own" economics Saturday, and declared that Mitt Romney "did not offer a single new idea" to fix the economy.

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“Allcladrad”

Since: Jan 10

Port Isabel, TX

#194 Sep 3, 2012
Go Blue,
I'm sure there was a point to be made here, but it might cut both ways.

Rs and Ds, and their supporters need to stop with the negative and start spreading the positive factors of their guy.

Go Blue, you start, tell us Obama's positive efforts in Afghanistan.

And, Afghanistan was mentioned 4 times during the convention.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#195 Sep 3, 2012
Go Blue wrote:
<quoted text>Romney/Ryan disrespected our military.....
How many times has Obama attended D-Day ceremonies at the National D-Day Memorial?
xnutmegger

Phoenix, AZ

#197 Sep 3, 2012
Go Blue wrote:
<quoted text>Romney/Ryan disrespected our military.....
So now that U.S. commanders have stood down U.S. troops involved in training the ANA is the mission over ?

Will Obama bring them home now ?

They are supposed to train the ANA until 2014 but do to the continued assassination of U.S. troops that has been stopped.

Will Obama visit the troops before the election ?

When was the last time Obama , the CIC , paid his respects to the troops being assassinated in A-stan by visiting them ?

Who wants to be the last KIA in A-stan ?
Go Blue

Miami, FL

#198 Sep 3, 2012
allcladrad wrote:
Go Blue,
I'm sure there was a point to be made here, but it might cut both ways.
Rs and Ds, and their supporters need to stop with the negative and start spreading the positive factors of their guy.
Go Blue, you start, tell us Obama's positive efforts in Afghanistan.
And, Afghanistan was mentioned 4 times during the convention.
Yesterday, Obama and the Joint Chiefs decided to discontinue our troops training Afghan police....about time....
Go Blue

Miami, FL

#199 Sep 3, 2012
Bama Yankee wrote:
<quoted text>
How many times has Obama attended D-Day ceremonies at the National D-Day Memorial?
How many times did Romney/Ryan thank or even mention, our troops serving in Afghanistan, during their RNC?....ZERO.....3-4 hours of rambling speeches, and not one word....unforgivable to me....
Go Blue

Miami, FL

#200 Sep 3, 2012
xnutmegger wrote:
<quoted text>
So now that U.S. commanders have stood down U.S. troops involved in training the ANA is the mission over ?
Will Obama bring them home now ?
They are supposed to train the ANA until 2014 but do to the continued assassination of U.S. troops that has been stopped.
Will Obama visit the troops before the election ?
When was the last time Obama , the CIC , paid his respects to the troops being assassinated in A-stan by visiting them ?
Who wants to be the last KIA in A-stan ?
Obama addressed the troops, yesterday....
Pinot

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#201 Sep 3, 2012
Thanks to Romney and Ryan, there might be jobs for the troops when they get home, instead of handing work visas to a couple of million illegal aliens.
xnutmegger

Phoenix, AZ

#202 Sep 3, 2012
Go Blue wrote:
<quoted text>Obama addressed the troops, yesterday....
In west Texas not A-stan.
McGruff

Rineyville, KY

#203 Sep 3, 2012
Tried and true economic principals stand the test of time. We don't need new ideas. We need to apply the principals of success. Obammy don't know anything about economics. He never has and he never will. He was totally unqualified to be an executive when elected and he is still inequalities. He is the biggest failure in our nations history.
Go Blue

Miami, FL

#204 Sep 3, 2012
Nationally, Retail Sales up 6%, last month....for all those economists on here....
xnutmegger

Phoenix, AZ

#205 Sep 3, 2012
Go Blue wrote:
Nationally, Retail Sales up 6%, last month....for all those economists on here....
Yup, my gas went up from $3.15 a gal to $3.59 a gal that's a 14% increase.
Beef hit an all time high.
Airline fares were raised the 4-5th time this year.
Plus the drought hit the overall grocery shelf.

Are you sure you want to brag about it ?
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#206 Sep 3, 2012
Go Blue wrote:
Nationally, Retail Sales up 6%, last month....for all those economists on here....
"Retail trade sales were up 0.8 percent (0. 5%) from June 2012 and 3.7 percent (0.7%) above last year."

http://www.census.gov/retail/marts/www/marts_...

“Allcladrad”

Since: Jan 10

Port Isabel, TX

#207 Sep 3, 2012
Go Blue,
Holiday weekend and you found stats that August sales were up 6%?

I know facts are being confused with opinion and will probably be confused with fiction soon enough without your help.

If you really believe Obama should be reelected, do him a favor and stop trying to help him.

Next thing you know Marine Corp Pat will drum you out of the corp.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#208 Sep 3, 2012
Go Blue wrote:
Nationally, Retail Sales up 6%, last month....for all those economists on here....
For the investors & those investing in 401K funds for pension:

http://money.msn.com/investing/latest.aspx...
Pinot

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#209 Sep 3, 2012
Go Blue wrote:
Nationally, Retail Sales up 6%, last month....for all those economists on here....
58% of all "recovery" jobs are low pating. Welcome to Burger King, college grads.

http://money.cnn.com/2012/08/31/news/economy/...
Pinot

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#210 Sep 3, 2012
Pinot wrote:
<quoted text>
58% of all "recovery" jobs are low pating. Welcome to Burger King, college grads.
http://money.cnn.com/2012/08/31/news/economy/...
"Paying" not "pating"

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#212 Sep 4, 2012
xnutmegger wrote:
<quoted text>
Yup, my gas went up from $3.15 a gal to $3.59 a gal that's a 14% increase.
Beef hit an all time high.
Airline fares were raised the 4-5th time this year.
Plus the drought hit the overall grocery shelf.
Are you sure you want to brag about it ?
Forgot the dought that has virtually decimated the corn crops?

Of course meat, or anything related to corn, will skyrocket - nature beat the hell out of the farmers this year.

This is somehow Obama's fault?

Man, you guys now blame shitty weather on Obama?

This Comedy Channel is getting funnier by the day!

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#213 Sep 4, 2012
Pinot wrote:
<quoted text>
58% of all "recovery" jobs are low pating. Welcome to Burger King, college grads.
http://money.cnn.com/2012/08/31/news/economy/...
These low wage jobs have been staedily on the rise since the beginning of the century - or did you not even read your link? I did - here's an excerpt;

"Employment in low-wage jobs has been expanding since the start of the century, rising 8.7% since the beginning of 2001. Mid-wage employment, meanwhile, dropped 7.3%. High-wage staffing rose by 6.6%.

"The economy has fewer good jobs now than it did at the start of the 21st century," said Bernhardt."

http://money.cnn.com/2012/08/31/news/economy/...
xnutmegger

Phoenix, AZ

#214 Sep 4, 2012
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
Forgot the dought that has virtually decimated the corn crops?
Of course meat, or anything related to corn, will skyrocket - nature beat the hell out of the farmers this year.
This is somehow Obama's fault?
Man, you guys now blame shitty weather on Obama?
This Comedy Channel is getting funnier by the day!
It wasn't me bragging about retail sales up 6% but some LEFTY.

I just pointed out some realites the LEFTY was bragging about.

Was the increase really a positive ? Yes ? No ?
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#216 Sep 4, 2012
Woodrow Wilson once said the President "is at liberty, both in law and conscience, to be as big a man as he can." In his re-election bid, President Obama is determined to be as small as he can be.

He's gone from vaporous uplift in 2008 to dreary minutiae in 2012. Listening to him on the stump, you would have no idea that the economy is sunk in a subpar recovery and the nation's balance sheet is deep in the red, let alone that the welfare state is in crisis throughout the Western world. The President's approach amounts to fiddling while Athens burns, or at least defaults.

There is no signature proposal for his second term, no discernible agenda. It's all day-to-day political jabbing and microinitiatives, often with specific constituencies in mind. He is running Bill Clinton's relentlessly small-ball 1996 re-election campaign, except without the centrism or the peace and prosperity.

(MORE: Inside The Presidents Club)

The state of the country denies him the incumbent's preferred tack of running on a successful record. Top Obama adviser David Axelrod gave this away on a Sunday show recently when he said the President had to be re-elected because we couldn't afford to stay on our current course. Did Axelrod miss the past 3 years, when his boss occupied the most powerful office in the land? "Change you can believe in" isn't a recyclable theme. Once, the wag said, is enough. Twice is once too much.

Obama is reduced to deploying the piddling in the service of the petty. He has put the full weight of his office behind a proposal meant mainly to highlight the personal wealth of his opponent. This is the famous Buffett rule. It would ensure that the very wealthy (like Mitt Romney) no longer benefit from the favorable tax treatment of capital gains and investment (like Mitt Romney) to pay a lower federal income tax rate than middle-income taxpayers (like you know who).

This is very clever--and very silly. The deficit last year was $1.3 trillion. With the Buffett rule in place, it would have been $1.295 trillion. Last year the tax credit for energy-efficient improvements to homes cost almost as much as the Buffett rule will raise annually ($4.7 billion on average). The President's proposal for keeping a low interest rate on some college loans, at $6 billion next year, costs more. The Buffett rule is government by catchphrase.

(MORE: Lowry on Why Obama Deserves to Lose)

In the same vein, the President recently vowed to hunt down and stop energy "speculators," lest they "reap millions while millions of American families get the short end of the stick." Good luck with that. No one seriously believes--surely not even Obama--that speculation is responsible for this year's rise in oil prices, now beginning to recede. The President is sending the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on a make-believe mission after nonexistent villains because it sounds good. On the election's most central issue, the economy, Obama is stuck in a minor key. He offers no major reforms in taxes or entitlements, no new stimulus, no departures whatsoever. He is obsessed with the marginalia of green energy, which is less than 10% of the energy sector and is prone to a bust unless the subsidies keep on rolling. He is content to watch his party's majority in the Senate desperately maneuver to avoid the pain of even voting on Green energy plans.

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