By The Right Scoop


Fantastic Romney response to Obama’s claim that he can’t change Washington from the inside, that it can only be changed from the outside. Romney tells the crowd that Obama has already thrown in the white flag of surrender on changing Washington from the inside so we’ll give him a chance to change it from the outside in November. BAM!

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  • http://twitter.com/jaz2cox Jazcox

    Romney was fired up! He’s starting to contrast conservativism principles w/Obama’s socialist principles – I hope he continues with more punch!!! I’m ready for the FIGHT!!!!!

    • TtwoT

      That is right. Fight like Mike Tyson in a pay-per-view fight. I remember the days when people would pay $50 to watch the fight on TV with Mike knocking out the guy before the 2nd round. Game over.

      Go Mitt … take the “mitts” off and hammer away at the lying, steaming sack of stink that is currently running our country … into the ground.

      • dannyvice

        Mitts number one problem….The facts are on his side, but he has trouble using the facts. Details, numbers, percentages, statistics – Mitt Romney has so many powerful statistics he could be using every day to drive home the fact that Obama is driving toward the fiscal cliff at breakneck speed. Statistics, numbers, percentages, etc are exactly what Bill Clinton used to create the Obama bounce. People are tired of hyperbole and rhetoric. They want facts and figures. They want a compelling argument.

        It’s fine to talk about the 47% of Americans who utilize government assistance in some way – but don’t label them all victims. Just make the case that this number of Americans on the government dole is unssustainable.

        Command of the numbers and delivering them in a compelling way. Why does Mitt’s campaign staff have such trouble getting this message together?

        • http://twitter.com/titan4ever595 James Holaday Jr

          This is a marathon not a sprint. Mitt does not want to use all his bullets before the home stretch. He has not even dipped into his war chest. Watch the last 25 days of the race, he will come down like a hammer.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/CSQSIMOWGG5IFQCQJF57S5TRAQ Jack Benimble

            I hope you’re right, although he is coming alive now.

          • GaltFan

            We see it exactly the same. He will keep it low key since it is still close. He will bash Obama with his own record down the final stretch and give people a reason to vote for him. Hard to stay calm, but I know that is his strategy.

        • TtwoT

          Yes. You are correct and I understand your message. But, given Mitt’s past in working with businesses and investors to either work with Bain Capital or become and investor of Bain capital, he had to be very precise with numbers. I do wish he would carve out precisely the numbers that affects all of us to prove that Obama is leading us on the plan to nowhere. This would be his “golden” nugget. Let’s hope to see this as November gets closer.

          Certainly, Mitt has got to be better with the numbers than Obama. Heck, Obama couldn’t even recall that the national debt was $10 Trillion dollars when he took office. Obama speaks with many generalities and keeps looking “Forward” — yet, has no plan on how to get us there, and to eventully arrive at the destination. Instead, he changes the plan mid-course and has his followers drink the Kool-Aid on his new “ideas” that are really just more of the “same old, same old” but repacked in a different wrapper.

          • Uggghhh

            He is taking a page out of Chris Christie’s book…if you share too much, you’ll scare the voters and it can be used against him. Tough balance…

            • Scott Huntington

              Would you rather be “scared”? Or prepared? If you’re undecided, you’d want more info to base your vote decision on. Many feel they aren’t being given anything to go on besides media spin and speculation.
              Mitt needs to take off the kiddie gloves and put on the boxing gloves – trade the mittens for some knock out punches. BUT BY USING NUMBERS THAT MAKE SENSE, NOT BASED ON BLOGS, IDEOLOGY AND OPTIMISM. Treating the electorate like: “Trust me. You don’t need to know, congress will figure it out” is no good. Or “we would release the tax returns but we would be attacked for what they reveal”. Mitt: Don’t leave the definition of you up to others. Seems everyone is molding you into their image of what you should be. Don’t be an empty chair.

          • http://www.facebook.com/intheendthebest Ivan Oso

            10 trillion dollars after Clinton a democrat left us with a surplus. Republicans are the have been a failure since George Sr.

        • republicrats_democrans

          The fiscal cliff will be met at the hands of non-partisanship, not really interested in getting into who will use that tactic but to give you a hint; it will be the same players that have set up every failure to pass domestic legislation over the past 2 years. I know only conservatives are allowed to blame in this environment as any blame issued by the left is poo poo’d on the grounds of blaming.

          • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

            Consensus, bereft of sound principle, is the way of the lemming and leads to the same end.

            Conservatives have sound principle on our side, and we are no longer inclined to simply knuckle under to “bipartisanship” which is reminiscent of the Scot nobles grabbing the crumbs off Edward Longshanks’ table in Braveheart.

            Civility is so overrated …

            • Red Blues

              Exactly! I decided this year to not sit on the sidelines and watch as facts were tossed about like so much confetti – and with as much substance.

              When I find a person spewing garbage, I take them to task over their supposed facts (actually unsupported talking points).

              I had one fella claim that Mr. Romney was only for the 5% who are successful. I asked him where he found that info and he tried to play the race card (and also built a straw man or two)in his reply. I told him quite clearly that he denigrated those who paid in blood for civil rights reform with his comment and asked him again for his source. He told me ” You don’t control what I do or don’t reply to!” Guess he was a bit upset when I ended that post with “Shame on you!”

              I had anticipated that or a similar ploy in response so I left that little tidbit dangling out there for the world to see.

              I would say the same to his face but that sort will not dare go in public and spew that filth!

          • http://www.facebook.com/intheendthebest Ivan Oso

            The republicans have abused the filibusterer they want Obama and the country to fail so they get elected.

        • http://twitter.com/kansasauthor Tom Mach

          I don’t think he need statistics as much as he needs to project America into 2014 and show the faces of Americans as they would like if Obama was elected vs. if he was elected. People respond to emotion these days and he ought to show it and stick it in Obama’s egotistical face.

        • aleddie1

          I see his campaign is pretty well organized and phased; if he gives a lot of details now will be attacked anyway. The average voter doesn’t like to be overloaded with statistics, it’s better to use punch lines like this one and simple figures like months over 8% unemployment rate and others. I hope he is saving specifics for the debates to overwhelm the empty suit. debates.

        • Wisewoman2

          As I’ve said previously, Bill Clinton said that this election is about arithmetic. The arithmetic is on Mitt’s side not Obama. In my opinion Clinton knowingly gave Mitt the hammer to defeat Obama.

        • richard40

          I agree. The obama convention bounce came because clinton gave exactly the kind of details and numbers you are advocating, and a lot of people bought it, until the blogging community shot down most of clintons numbers, and the bounce faded. Romney needs to do the same, and unlike clinton his numbers will stand scrutiny on the blogosphere, and despite MSM attacks, that positive blogger evaluation will eventually filter out to people.

          Yes romney will be attacked if he gives numbers and details, but he is being attacked anyway now for not giving numbers and details. Better to give the numbers and details, and when the dems attack, prove the numbers and details are right. Voters want to know exactly what they are getting. It is one reason Ryan was popular, he frequently did give numbers and details. Right now lots of voters want to vote against obama, but romney wont seal the deal until voters see a reason to vote for him.

          A good example is tax reform. Romney should give at least a preliminary list of deductions he would repeal to make it revenue neutral. He can state it is preliminary, and the final bill may change some in congress, but the voters need at least some assurance it can be done, without repealing popular middle class deductions, and can be revenue neutral for each major tax bracket, so the dems accusation that he is giving a tax break to the rich is countered with facts.

          On the tax returns, romney should offer to reveal them, but only if Obama also agrees to reveal various things he is holding out on, transparency for both sides. That puts the onus back on Obama as the one that wants to hide stuff, and provides an easy reply when the obama spinners attack. And if both sides do end up releasing everything, I expect the release will hurt obama just as much as it would hurt romney. I expect that Obama has already gotten the tax returns anyway, through contacts in the IRS, and will just find some front group to leak them. Far better to sieze on the issue now and turn it into a positive, a call for transparency from everybody.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQZ5FW7ZJI3SIEZEZC2TUCGCNQ David

        The Kenyan Sack is due for a trouncing. Let’s all get a punch or three in, shall we?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000746015659 Tom Sullivan

      I think Obama was talking more about Pelosi”s drain the swamp comment.. If he floods the swamp from the outside we will get a pretty lake. :)

    • BHO_CONNECTICUT_SSN

      11-06-2012: “National Chick-fil-A-The-Kenyan Day” BirtherReport.com

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/2Z3FJT6GSKS2NSOK66OEFVVNSM John

      I will be voting for the Mormon, NOT the MUSLIM MORON.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDAKYMXLZIRLMLGEZJXV3AOO7E Vorlath

      Mitt seems more relaxed and confident lately. I still say he leaked those videos himself.

      • http://www.facebook.com/joan.lussier.9 Joan Lussier

        Hardly !! What sane person would do that!

        • http://www.facebook.com/blackflag486 Doug J Stevens

          Haha, Jimmy Carter’s grandson getting REVENGE for calling his dear old grand pappy a bad president.. What a joke..

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Edward-Boothe/100001568145459 Edward Boothe

      Bring it on. The bigger the better.

    • http://www.facebook.com/intheendthebest Ivan Oso

      socialst? You know the US military is the biggest socialist program in the world right??

  • BiscuitCrumbs

    “BAM!” indeed!!!!!!!

    • smmy33

      Offense… The media wants Romney on defense, with their stupid made up ” gaffes” ….. Romney’s team should have mantra…. OFFENSE!

      • descender

        No, they should have a plan that actually makes sense to fix things. Then “what the other guy does” would not matter.

        They have no identifiable plan other than repeal Obamacare. Then what…

        • http://profiles.google.com/jimsouders None None

          What the hell are you smoking? If you head wasn’t up your butt you would know he has a plan with 50+ points. Put down the bong and pour out the cool-aid.

          • descender

            Again, missing the point. Stop being so stupid and angry and calm down for two seconds.

            If there are 50+ points, why are they not front and center the platform that he is running to get elected. No one has any idea what his plans are because all they hear is “we gotta beat Barry” and “repeal Obamacare”.

            If his “plans” were a good idea, they would be front and center… but they are not popular whatsoever. I hope he wins and repeals the Mortgage Interest Reduction. That will teach you people to vote for guys that do not have any of your interests in mind.

            • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

              As opposed to those who created the conditions that have put coal miners out of work and caused gas prices to hit $4 a gallon, in the name of a cult belief in junk science? As opposed to those who added $5 Trillion to the national debt in 3-1/2 years, without even passing a budget to do it.

              How do they have our interests in mind, when they do that?

              Beating them IS part of the plan … and it is front and center. They have to be beaten, so that our government stops trying to plan our life choices FOR us and impose them from the top down by the coercive force of law.

              And popularity is WAAAY over-rated … everyone enjoys free ice cream and a pony, until the Management hands you a shovel and points to the reality on the barn floor.

        • http://www.facebook.com/gary.chapmanii Gary Chapman II

          You obviously have a computer. Grow a brain to go along with it and go to his website. There are tons of facts and plans. I suspect you already know this but have chosen to remain negative and obtuse. “Hope” I’m wrong. “Change” my mind.

          • http://twitter.com/jaz2cox Jazcox

            You can’t fix idiots (refering to descender)!

          • descender

            You totally missed the point in your sad attempt at being funny.

            If there are facts andplans, why are they not the platform. Why is “defeat Barry” and “repeal Obamacare” the platform?

            • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

              Because, while there is a lot more detail than you seem to think, the two items you mention are the key for US to develop our own plans and secure our own prosperity, instead of depending upon the alleged Best and Brightest to do so.

              I once listened to people who said to me
              that livin’ large would be so easy
              Go buy that McMansion with zero down
              Grab that credit card and burn up the town
              But when bills came due, and ’twas time to sell
              Them bums had led me to financial Hell
              They got bailed out, but left me in the red
              Misleading me about my ri–ii–ight …
              To get ahead.

              Now I’m led by experts who’d “guarantee”
              My “right” to get by irresponsibly
              Get drunk get stoned get high on crack
              And jump with anyone into the sack
              And then go see the doc for “free”
              Cure that hangover and STD
              Pick up my check and go back to bed
              All they ask is my ri–ii–ight …
              To get ahead

              But wisdom’s led me to a better view
              Responsibility starts with me and you
              No one but you can take your place
              in solving most of the problems that you will face
              Now if we need to, we can help each other
              But we don’t need Big Gov. acting like our mother
              Government’s best when it’s limited
              So it respects our ri–ii–ight …
              To get ahead.

              This is why I’m here, you see
              It’s about a lot more than dumpin’ tea
              It’s about the lie that’s led to hurt
              That life should be left to only trained experts
              Instead of pourin’ money down’ their ratholes
              The ordinary people now will take control
              Everything is better, the truth be said
              When WE protect our ri–ii–ight …
              To get ahead.

              For the MP3: https://www.facebook.com/notes/ritchie-the-riveter/to-get-ahead/141730265874061

        • aleddie1

          Go to his website and read it; plenty of details.

          • descender

            No, he should be publicly telling us what his plan is. That’s my point. If I have to go searching for it, it’s not a good plan.

            75% (probably more but let’s be nice) of the people that will vote in the election will do no research on either candidate other than what they see on TV.

            Romney’s “hidden secret plan” does no one any good.

            • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

              You mean you can’t use a Web browser?

              If you can’t, wait until the debates … its kind of hard to get the details out when the Ministry of State Messaging (MSM) will not report on them, while instead straining at every gnat of potential gaffe.

              He won’t have their filtering between you and him during the debates.

              And about the popularity of those plans … keep in mind that the 47% comments are not having the effect on his popularity that those who released the tape had in mind. Methinks that those who see his plan, will like his plan … because it is a realistic plan, not based in mere hope and change.

        • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

          I have a plan … leave most of the planning to US, as individuals and neighbors, and have government concentrate on the tasks that directly pertain to its legitimate mission: securing our rights.

          From what I see, Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan will come far closer to implementing that plan, than their opponents … opponents who are more than happy to give you plan after plan after plan, to have you give them your right to get ahead.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Zepp1978 Mike Kerns

    LOVE.

  • sDee

    Romney seems better unscripted.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396855720 Brian Jones

    I liked when he said “Obama went from “Yes We Can” to “No I Can’t”! :-D

    • lilium479

      This should be the hit piece from now until election……Mitt are you listening?

    • http://profiles.google.com/jimsouders None None

      Hope and Change to Hype and Blame.

      • Red Blues

        In the next few weeks leading up to the election, I am going to resurrect the ‘post-it-note’ plan by visiting local gas stations (particularly in the *very* liberal college town nearby) and leaving a post-it-note by the card reader that simply asks, “How’s the “Hope and Change” working for YOU?” Make folks from all backgrounds think about that as they pay $60 bucks for a fill-up (or paying $10 and not even getting 3 gallons!). That will make them ‘connect the dots’ real fast!

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    OK, so now Romney needs to put out an ad showing all the change obama promised on the campaign trail in 2008, and then show him saying he can’t change Washington from the inside. Contrasting his promises to reality, including his own words, is the way to go.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6R3QQCBNESI2TDT37W34VC7YPQ Todd

      You are absolutely correct. I hope his campaign comes up with this as well!!

    • JoetheFilmmaker

      Obama has been very successful. He pretty much followed through with every one of his promises. There’s a couple of exceptions, but even they are true to his promises. Gitmo. Obama promised to close. He tried very very hard to close. But no one would let him close it. Not his fault. He tried.

      Obama has also been very successful at fulfilling his dreams. All of this destruction, this dismantling was planned and promised by Obama. He campaigned on ending Israel — I know a guy who canvassed for him because of that fact.

      That’s why this is such a close race. 1/2 the country hates America and back Obama’s beliefs, and the other half are trying to save it and get rid of Obama. But no one really hates America. They just hate what America has become. Obama took that and ran with it, and so far he has succeeded very well in destroying the America. So now he’s out there telling people the 1st term had too many restrictions, and that his promises will be fulfilled in a 2nd term. You have to take this man at his words.

      And in a way, Obama was successful at Gitmo. He managed to free a few of the terrorists who have since come back to kill some of our countrymen. It’s not everything, but it’s a start for Obama.

      What scares me is this man, Obama, will still be around like Clinton — pushing his anti-American crap with bums and street hookers (i.e. his wife and staff).

      • RosiesSeeingRed

        I agree with everything you said except one thing — that it’s a close race. I don’t think it’s so close, and I don’t think 1/2 the country is still in love with Obama. Hell, my own brother and his wife (a lifelong democrat) who both voted for Obama last time have no interest in repeating history with him, which they FINALLY admitted to me (just to shut me up, I suspect), but something tells me, they keep this information to themselves here in liberal land where we live. They won’t be telling their friends and coworkers, that’s for sure (and certainly won’t be admitting it to any pollsters!).

        Whatever happens behind the voting curtain, stays behind the voting curtain. You know what I mean?

        • OWilson

          You make a good point that is never addressed by the pundits.

          Nobody who works for academia, unions, entertainment or government (and that’s a lot) are going to tell a complete stranger they are not going to vote cool, Obama. After all it could be someone in their neighborhood, who knows where they live and where they work. They don’t want to be ostracized in their daily life. Especially exit polls.

          And of course a conservative would be insulted by anyone who asked for his most important democratic secret ballot privelege. They would just hang up. Result, polls that alway overestimate the Dem vote.

          (And our little secret :))

          • RosiesSeeingRed

            I know this is true too. My sister was brave enough to speak up against the teacher’s union in her school. Long story, but the biggest surprise to her was the number of other teachers who whispered “we’re with you” in her ear afterwards.

            And look at the number of people who opted not to be in the teachers union in WI once that requirement was removed.

            So polls and “talk” — meaningless. Sometimes I go to Yahoo and click on one of the many anti-Romney headlines that seems to permeate their news page, and I look at the comments, which I sort by “most popular” — you would be surprised to see the overwhelmingly anti-Obama comments being made, some with 4000 likes vs. 300 dislikes.

            And you make a good point too — conservatives consider voting sacred, and our secret ballot a privilege. We’re not so easily going to give that up for some pollster. That is SO TRUE.

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MVB7D2KTCEW6NQCZ3JQMOHPFOU V.L.

          And that’s what socialism does to you. You’re scared to admit to your friends and coworkers what you truly believe in.

          • RosiesSeeingRed

            I know, it’s scary. Well, I look at it this way. Those of us on the right (wherever that may be on the “right” scale) are sick and tired of being ostracized by the left and are finally fighting back. We’re not there yet, though. After 40 years of the left ridiculing the right, I still think there are a lot of people out there who are embarrassed to admit they are republicans. A lot of that is changing, though. I thank Newt Gingrich for making us aware of Alinsky and his tactics, and Rule # whatever it was – RIDICULE. We know the strategy now, and in war, when you know your opponent’s strategy, it usually doesn’t turn out well for them.

            But for sure, the people on the left can’t admit to their friends and coworkers that they are voting republican, but I still suspect a few of them might behind that protective curtain.

    • aleddie1

      He will, for sure.

  • T Pixidust

    Nobody’s calling him “mittens” anymore.

    • http://twitter.com/TrentSteel5 Trent Steel

      I am but in a loving way =) it gets cold in Michigan you know!

  • HoundOfDoom

    Now that’s what I’m talking about! Go get em’ Mitt!

  • BostonBruin

    I recall that Newt Gingrich said during the primaries that if he won the nomination, he would follow Obama around the country and show-up wherever Obama was four hours later and clobber the President for whatever he said.

    In a sense, this may be Romney’s strategy – to attack whatever Obama said earlier in the day and make him look like a fool. Game on!

    • RosiesSeeingRed

      <3 Newt. BTW, he's going to be on Greta tonight.

    • JoetheFilmmaker

      Well, where else are we going to find real news about Obama? We ain’t getting it from journalists.

    • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

      And I’ve noticed that the Romney campaign upgrades to Levin’s constructive suggestions the next day, every day. Hope they’re monitoring the comments here at TRS, ’cause there are some fantastic ones.

  • 2ndprotectsall

    Keep hammering away at Barrys screwups and how you’ll make it right when you get in.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000368284690 Travis Blaylock

    Keep this attitude up Gov. Romney. i was wondering if he was gonna pick his game up. i want to vote for Romney not vote against Obama.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6TFSBPXVSCDIMIGDESK63L4VKY Michael

    Alright Mitt it is time to BUCKLE UP AND KICK SOME MARXIST BUTT!! There is so much fruit to expose this man I could grow a vineyard!! It is time to show the world…HE IS NOT A NICE GUY!! I hate that MEME more than anything else!! I cannot stand it! This Marxist Thug is the nastiest self indulgent first class creep I have ever seen!

    Unmask the veil….DESTROY THE MSM every chance you get BELITTLE THEM expose them as the COMMUNICATION BRANCH OF THE DNC!!

    Obama is a pathological liar!! HANG THAT ECONOMY on his SHOULDERS…expose the regulations, the crony capitalism, the MARXISM, the man of BIG GOVERNMENT, the man that hates America, the man that wants to destroy business, the man of class warfare, the man against marriage, the man against success, the man against Freedom, the man against Liberty, the man that wants to control your very existence….the LAWYER BACKBENCHER that is from the Land of Lenin!

    • sDee

      kinda like what me an a few million other “whiners” have been saying he had to do, for the last 5 months?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/6TFSBPXVSCDIMIGDESK63L4VKY Michael

        yes he needs to balance his attack with the alternative….you must also give people a reason to vote for you and not just against someone! The Obama nice guy is what I want cut down…I want Mitt to tell us how he will make better….When you have a reason to believe it motivates you more!

        • sDee

          First come the core principles. There are only a few and the Founders netted them out: liberty and extremely limited federal government.

          If Romney does not truly deeply believe, that all he does must be tied back to them, it will show and the left will always know where and how to attack.

          If he does, the campaign will follow. If he does not, the campaign will constantly be searching for new bearings. That is why Kennedy was able to make the “flip-flopper” stick.

          This is how Reagan beat the democrats and the progressive republican establishment with one hand tied behind his back. This why the left cannot stop Allen West.

          The redistribution ad TRS posted today and this speech are perfect examples. Just like he dropped the “Obama is a nice guy” crap today in this speech, he also needs to drop the “Replace” mantra and just flat out admit that governemt regulation of our healthcare is against the core principles the nation was founded on. Period, end of story, no BS about state vs federal.

          • Red Blues

            Government regulation of *any* social aspect of our lives – including healthcare – is against the core principles the nation was founded on.

            But, I would kindly disagree on the part of State vs Fed. That actually *is* the case and anyone who wants to return to the constitutional principles needs to know it.

            When all the dust settles and healthcare reform is addressed, it needs to be done so in the State legislatures across the country. That’s where it *should* be done. If a state wants to play ‘nanny’ and regulate people (and thus drive away residents to states that don’t play nanny but *do* provide the safety net for those who actually need it), they will pay with less representation in congress and less revenues. People will always vote with their wallets.

            Has happened before and will happen again.

            Same with education. The local and state school districts are now beholden to the Dept. of Education (and the NEA) for funding. Get rid of the Dept of Education (*re-education* is a more apt description) and return those decisions to the states where they rightfully belong.

            Our local school district recently sent out a letter saying that due to the increased number of lower income families, ALL children would now receive free breakfast and lunches (because of rising food stamp numbers – go figure!). No need to apply, just send the kids in to get a meal… Is that happened to anyone else? How can a bureaucrat in Washington assume that *every* child will not be fed and they need to step in and do what the parents should be doing in taking care of their family?

            All of this has gone too far and *We The People* must step up and make the case for true reform in all of these areas. Otherwise, the progressives will just take time out to regroup and attack our country in other areas to reach their goals.

            • Red Blues

              One other thought, why is the hue and cry over health care always framed by the left as being so devastating for the uninsured??

              If you *are* injured, you WILL receive care. That has been law for as long as I can remember. Many providers will let you set up a payment plan. (Plus, tell them you are self-insured and they usually knock 25% off you bill right off the bat since they don’t have to deal with all the extra paperwork for insurance claims :))

              Before I was married, I never bought medical insurance – only auto insurance. I was healthy and paid for doctor and dentist visits out of pocket. Granted, fees were not as inflated as they are today (partly due to malpractice premiums – but that’s another rant for another day!). As a struggling musician, I was by no means *wealthy* and did not have extra money for insurance that I did not need and would not use.

  • grenadiadrian

    THIS is the Romney that needs to go into October and dismantle Obama in the debates. It used to be that you would have to slip a velvet glove over an iron fist. Well that glove needs to come off and stay off and Romney needs to hit HARD! That McCain love tap crap won’t get it done! Romney/Ryan ’12!

    • JoetheFilmmaker

      What would be better if Romney sent his secretary to debate Obama. Anyone can debate Obama.

      So if Romney sent his maid or his grandkid’s nanny to debate Obama, it would be like the NY Yankees forfeiting a game to peewee football team with 10 year olds, and sending their bat boys to play instead. A more even match up. Outside of his Marx and Alinsky talking points, Obama is nothing but a bumbling idiot.

      Here’s some promising news… have been playing a online videogame — the place where you would think Obama voters rule. Quite the opposite. The guys and kids on this game, are so vocal about their hatred for Barack Obama. I swear, 5 years ago this was not our reality.

      This election will either be Romney by a historic landslide (and I mean historic… 70-90% of popular vote). Or Obama by a hair.

      After Chief Justice Roberts, all bets are off. Obamacare was a surely to be struck down, but no… Roberts threw away the Constitution and is now playing ball with Obama. And if Obama does win, I guaranty you it goes to the Supreme Court, AND Chief Roberts will side with Obama, regardless to what is fact or fiction. If it says “penalty”, then Roberts will just scratch it out and add in “Tax”…. If it says “Romney”, Roberts will just change that to a Big O. It’s that easy.

  • al_gore_lies

    AWESOME….

    Obama finally realizes that he can’t change anything – that even with 2 years of Democratic Senate and Congress, he couldn’t get anything done. Time for a REAL change.

    ROMNEY 2012

    • poljunkie

      al_gore_lies:

      Yes he does! HA

  • latina

    Excellent!!!!

  • ShifoBrains

    Nailed it

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RI4CJHTGPHV3YNPF5C2ZDJOWSE M

    SOLID GOLD!

    The Anti Liberal Zone

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MKESKE7JDOFLT4H5DNUMY53FA4 Rzx5

    Aaaaaamen!!! This is exactly what Obama campaigned on in 2008….CHANGE!!! And now he is saying CHANGE is impossible. Now we know he is just a blow hard….an empty suit! Go Mitt Go!!!!!

  • nycgeorge

    yep yep

  • dude334

    Some punch line isn’t going to change the fact that Romney is behind in the national race, and further behind in the battlegrounds. You can BAM BOOM ZOOM all you want, it’s funny how you’re candidate is so pathetic you that some average punch line like that, which a 5 year old would have thought of given the set up, gets you so excited.

    • Raj13

      Posting the same thing twice? Twice as angry! LOL

    • Harv55

      The knockout was BHO confessing he couldnt CHANGE and HAS NO HOPE!!!!

    • bjsguess

      Repeating the same post isn’t going to change the fact that Obama is going to lose.

    • Red Blues

      dud_334, Your patter is not only distracting, it’s most annoying. Please go spout your drivel where it’s appreciated (you might try the sewer or a local DNC office – I’m sure you know where that’s at) and while your at it you should consider writing your comments for them with a large #2 pencil or a chalkboard (easier for the 5 year-old mentalities to understand as they’ll be familiar with the format). The adults here are having an interesting and civil conversation, so go play elsewhere.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1597476066 Lisa Edward

    WARNING OBAMA WILL GET QUESTION A HEAD BY LIBERAL MODERATOR IN DEBATE…Time romney FIGHT!!! WITH SOCIALIST MEDIA OBAMA PUT FIRE IN UR BELLIES

    • Jerseyprophet

      I hear they’ll let him bring his teleprompter, too!

  • BeaveVillage

    Obama goin’ down this November! Right here on your local news channel.

  • dude334

    Some punch line isn’t going to change the fact that Romney is behind in the national race, and further behind in the battlegrounds. You can BAM BOOM ZOOM all you want, it’s funny how you’re candidate is so pathetic you that some average punch line like that, which a 5 year old would have thought of given the set up, gets you so excited.

    • KrustyLovesYou

      Yeah “dude”….. Guess you’re just the five year old we’ve been looking for to point that out to us. You’re obviously a very cool “dude”

    • Raj13

      I love the smell of angry moonbats, DUDE!

    • bjsguess

      Liberal speak 101 … Behind = within the margin of error of poll sampling

      Keep dreaming. The parallels to Jimmy Carter are pretty amazing. His destiny will be fulfilled when he returns to Hawaii in January as a regular citizen.

    • Greg Barton

      Woowww mannnn, harsh toke…… duuuuude

      Have another sip of that ‘bama koolaid, eh duuuude….

  • paulytical

    Yes! R&R 2012!

  • wriprodir
  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6TFSBPXVSCDIMIGDESK63L4VKY Michael

    Over at Breitbart 100,000 reward being offered for the Khalidi Shedi tape that is an event where Obama was talking to Muslims about Israel and Arabs…..this is the offer 100,000 boy someone could become pretty well off!! This would be so damaging to Obama!! I LOVE IT!! Come on someone has to have the tape and audio from that event in 2008!!

  • http://www.rongoulden.com/Literary.htm Ron

    Maybe he isn’t going to do a McCain in this election…I was getting worried.

  • poljunkie

    I love it!!!

  • StreetPundit

    That’s Mitt “Everlast” (boxing gloves) Romney!! Yea!!

  • http://twitter.com/Danielb48 Daniel Beerthuis

    Mitt Romney is spewing the same old shit and you sheep are EATING IT UP! He is losing and desperate. Most of you are part of the 47% he doesn’t care about.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RI4CJHTGPHV3YNPF5C2ZDJOWSE M

      You’re in the 85% of the Dummycrats who think the economy is A-Ok. In other words, you’re a welfare parasite.

      • sDee

        if you don’t feed them they get bored after a while.

        • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RI4CJHTGPHV3YNPF5C2ZDJOWSE M

          Yeah. I’d love to round up the Dems and deport them to France where they belong. They are the ENEMY of a free and prosperous America.

          The Anti Liberty Zone

          • RosiesSeeingRed

            And let’s send all the women who think there’s a war waging on them to Afghanistan, while we’re at it.

        • Red Blues

          I *don’t* feed them.

          I prefer to hit them where it hurts most and ridicule them (“pride goeth before a fall…”). Seems they don’t like it when the “Alinsky playbook” is used on them!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/PGMRF2W24JBBX2UBDJRGWMIPG4 Tom

      You sound a little worried.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/6TFSBPXVSCDIMIGDESK63L4VKY Michael

      Dan there is a DETOUR SIGN at the top of the page it is callede LEFTIST LUNACY take the exit and find the Huff Post and go cry a river!

    • Raj13

      Hee hee, glad you’re so upset, that means you’re scared your boy can’t cut the mustard!

    • bjsguess

      This isn’t the same old stuff. A new Obama gaffe gives Mitt some new material to work from. Thank goodness we have the Obama/Biden ticket gifting us these gems.

      You didn’t build that.
      I deserve an incomplete.
      Washington can’t be changed from the inside.

      Love it.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_54ZSJFBIM5YGKDX2AAU2IB3P5Y M P

        Don’t forget “I really believe in redistribution”.

    • Jerseyprophet

      Sorry to disappoint. The internal polls tell the REAL story. Obama is toast. He knows it and that’s why he’s buying a 35 million dollar estate in Hawaii this month. He is afraid to go back to Chicago.

      The polls you dumb libs promulgate and believe in are sampled 10 to 15 points in favor of Democrat voters. They did this when Carter lead Reagan and Dukakis and Kerry led Bush. It never worked to discourage true American patriots from showing up at the polls, and it isn’t gonna work this time either, poor little libtard. But you won’t know it until 11/6!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/6TFSBPXVSCDIMIGDESK63L4VKY Michael

        Jersey do you not just love how Obama is for the poor with everyone else’s money???????? Yet he can fork over 35 million dollars for a home in Hawaii!! Hey Mother Jones….would the 47 percent that Obama represents approve of that message??? Give to me for my 35 million dollar home???

        • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

          Yep. Sent us three dollars folks! We need new curtains!

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      Obama’s minions have a very difficult task ahead. You’ll have to troll harder than that.

    • Red Blues

      Do your masters pay you by the word or post? I do hope that the moderator’s clean-up for the use of profanity does cost you your bonus.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Calvin-Hunter/1441095868 Calvin Hunter

    Nice comeback, Mitt! Or should I say President Romney…?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RI4CJHTGPHV3YNPF5C2ZDJOWSE M

    Mitt, in the words of the Incompetent One currently squatting in the White House…

    PUNCH BACK HARDER!

    The Anti Liberal Zone

  • VioletLoganGirl

    I see a white flag waving in Washington….

    • Greg Barton

      I can see November from my front porch!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VRBVUZ55RBFSNGPGAD6HBASZFQ yahoo-VRBVUZ55RBFSNGPGAD6HBASZFQ

    right on

  • rainmcmanis

    Take heart, patriots. We are winning this fight. Share this video with your friends on FB, twitter, email, whatever. Mitt sounds really good here!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001133220757 Dio Heerai

    THIS is the PASSION we need to fire up first the base then the independents and even wavering (especially Jewish) democrats .
    Light the fuse Mitt that’s all we ask we will provide the explosion on election day

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YQZ5FW7ZJI3SIEZEZC2TUCGCNQ David

    Yes indeed.

    Beware, though! This Kenyan National will do everything to maintain his position. Anything under the Sun.

    He’s capable of the most heinous of acts as he has no conscience and the soul of a demon.

    When he sees the results of November 6th, come the next day, expect him to come unglued more so than ever before.

    He’s just that kind of power monger.

    The Constitution means NOTHING to him.

    The Bill of Rights….NOTHING!

    His oath of office has been violated over and over and YOU and I know it.

    He doesn’t pledge his allegiance to OUR FLAG, nor does he stand for ONE NATION UNDER GOD and everyone knows that.

    He’s made it known that he will side with the Muslims come a rift between East and West, and that rift is here and now.

    His minions have bought into a bill of goods based on color and a chance to make history.

    All the while, these fools completely ignored the obvious and that is HE HATES AMERICANS AND AMERICANS FROM THE GET GO.

  • god

    Finally, he needs to hit Obama hard on these things. Take the damn gloves off and get specific. People want change and Obama out but we also want the problems solved with REAL answers. So take the gloves off and get dirty. Obama is one and done.

  • http://www.facebook.com/bglions2001 Bruce Alan Gooch

    I would say he DID change it! For the worse!

  • http://twitter.com/JimKamm1 Jim Kamm

    Exactly what we need to hear from today until November 6th. Ram it down their throats that Obama is a failure that has admited that he can’t do the job. Way to go Mitt !!!!!!!!!

  • descender

    Obama was referring to the voters having the power for change… so Romney completely misunderstood what Obama said, then said he would support him with his vote?

    Confusing, to say the least.

    • KrustyLovesYou

      So, since Obama is the one currently in power, Obama was saying that in order to effect change we must vote him out! Guess the bamster wants to retire to his home country of Hawaii.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_54ZSJFBIM5YGKDX2AAU2IB3P5Y M P

        And did you see the mansion we the taxpayers are gonna buy for him?

    • Jerseyprophet

      We know what Obama said and what he meant, you clueless Libtard. Obama meant he wasn’t effective enough to force his ‘change’ on America as much as he had ‘hope’ for. Too damned bad!

      I feel so sorry for the petty Fuehrer. He failed where Hitler succeeded. Better luck in your home country, Kenya, Barack Hussein!

      • descender

        The president is one branch of government. Learn how it works, then blame your Senators and Representatives for not getting anything done either.

    • Texas_Freedom

      The people who are sent to Washington have to actually DO something. Barry and his buddy Harry Reid have made sure not to do ANYTHING the past two years. Romney landslide heading your way . . . 38 states to 12 . . . enjoy election night.

      • Scott Huntington

        This is patently false. Most recent example: Obama’s State of the Union address called for a veteran’s jobs bill. Did you see the Republican’s block the Veteran’s job bill in the Senate yesterday? The vote was 58-40 in favor of the bill, and the Republicans filibustered it. Four of the Republicans who helped to write the actual legislation then voted AGAINST it. Please research current events before posting garbage.

        • Texas_Freedom

          Seriously . . . THAT’S what you come with? One example?? They had the first two years of his term with absolute power and they burned it on the healthcare scam. Complete loser idiots. Next you’ll toss out an example of naming some post offices that got derailed. Your boy is DONE . . . . http://www.unskewedpolls.com Enjoy.

          • Scott Huntington

            Not my boy. You assume too much. There’s way more going on than this puppet show, sorry. I simply picked the most recent example of true obstructionism, as it was quite blatant, so I was quite surprised by your comment. There have been a record number of filibusters, almost suspiciously too many -> the night of Obama’s inauguration the Republicans met, plotted, and vowed to obstruct all legislation to make Obama a 1 term president; and that is true. And since this isn’t a pissing contest to list this vs. that, 1 example is all we need. The rest is research for you to do.

            I do agree lines were drawn on the health care debate, but most of the bill is a huge corporate giveaway: insurance companies just gained millions of customers, and it can be argued that Obama just picked winners and losers, manipulated the private industry thru government power.

            Lastly, a little munchie sidenote of breaking news: the federal government just purchased 1.4 billion rounds of ammo. That is not normal and begs the question… WHY?

            • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

              It is normal. It’s been explained quite clearly here. Back when it was almost recent news.

            • Red Blues

              Hey, Mr. Huntington, the bill you reference above, would that be S. 2239, “The Veteran’s Skills to Jobs” bill? The bill that *allows* former service members to obtain licenses that would use the specific skill set learned in the military?

              But ‘allowing’ (or really simplifying/streamlining) a veteran to get a license for a ‘potential’ job, is NOT a ‘jobs’ bill. Sitting in a garage and calling yourself a car does not make you a car anymore than this ‘jobs’ bill creates any jobs. It’s just more rules and bureaucrats having their say in others lives and affairs.

              And your ‘breaking news’ item?

              Well, beside what K-Bob notes, I saw reports of this on the blogoshpere around the first of September (mainly on conspiracy sites). A friend of mine and his daughter could go through 5000 to 7000 rounds in one (slow) afternoon at their local range.

              I will say probably not a good idea to plan a visit the local Social Security office when those agency’s purchase orders are delivered. The “Barney Fife” asleep in the back corner may have fresh live rounds of hollow-points. / sarcasm

              (No slam against any officers of the peace, one could not pay me enough to do the job you do to serve and protect the average citizen… just tweaking the “concern troll” here…)

      • descender

        You do realize that the president is one of three branches of government, and it is specifically set up that way so that the president can’t do anything on his own?

        The republican babies in congress are just as responsible for nothing being accomplished.

        Enjoy your fantasy world where Romney wins the election, just don’t forget all these stupid things you said when that doesn’t happen.

        • Texas_Freedom

          Uh, yeah . . . I realize that. You seem to be forgetting (purposefully, perhaps) that democrats had ABSOLUTE power for Barry’s first two years. Nothing the ‘evil’ republicans could do to stop them. Shouldn’t we have the utopia you fools dream about? Two years with all that brilliance and power just waiting to be unleashed on all of us poor, defenseless sheep who couldn’t function with your nanny state central government . . ?? Who’s living the fantasy?

    • Red Blues

      Muddled thinking at it’s finest from a progressive – afraid to post even under an assumed screen name!

  • http://twitter.com/NYJay1379 Jones

    I feel wee weed up!!!! Go Mitt!!!

  • Scott Huntington

    AWESOME! BAM …BOOM! YEAH! Great tag line LOL OMG that’s so perfect – if you were selling a product or for a t-shirt slogan. But nowhere near funny haha. This is funny 1st grader. Not insIde? THEN… OUTSIDE, HAHA! Laughing with you? Or AT you? Strangest campy “comeback” since George Costanza’s “the jerk store called”.

  • guido350

    Right on Mitt. All the Republican’s have to do is what the Democrat’s do, bring the fight to them. No MORE Mr. nice guy/ladies. Keep the moderates out of our way. NO MORE POLITICAL CORRECT CRAP. KEEP THE CIGARS AND LIAR’S (president OVOMIT) OUT OF THE WHITE HOUSE.

  • TruthDetector

    Chris Matthews’s thigh orgasm-inducing, dissembling, failed, racist, wee-weed up, narcissistic, America-hating, golf-vacationing, one-term-is-one-too-many, Alinsky socialist, effeminate, limp-wristed, scandal-diverting, chooming, U.S.-border-patrol-agent-and-ambassador-killing, intelligence-briefing-skipping, middle-class-taxing, media-anointed, self-proclaimed Obamessiah is one and done.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RI4CJHTGPHV3YNPF5C2ZDJOWSE M

    KICK the Kenyan’s butt Mitt!

    The Anti Liberal Zone

  • poljunkie

    This is helpful —in our small (liberal) town:

    2016 the movie is playing. I just saw it advertised as I was driving home from the market. This is a surprising development. Maybe it will help Mitt! woo hoo

    We are going to see it (again), and bring my mom and her caregiver!

    • poljunkie

      PS For those of you who heard about the “discussion” with sons newest GF over the weekend, I just “suggested” that he take her to see the movie. Told him we’d spring for popcorn and ju jube’s. Maybe she will form an opinion besides that of her parents. I know, I am a sh*t disturber.

  • yabecoo

    Quit pussyfooting around with this rank amateur and take off the gloves, bare knuckles! When you’re battling a gangster, it’s the only way.

  • One Concerned Citizen

    Can you imagine where Obama would be in the polls if he didn’t have 95% of the media and Hollywood out there deflecting and pimping for him? In other words, if they treated him like a Republican… This guy is not only an empty chair; he’s also an empty suit, propped up by a gaggle of misfits who will do anything to save his sorry barackside.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jimsouders None None

    I volunteered today at Republican party headquarters in Houston and bunches of people came in to get their yard signs and bumper stickers. Most said they needed several signs because the dimocRats would be stealing them. Everyone was really fired up and ready to kick OweBlamer’s @ss out in November. NOBAMBA 2012!!!

  • Paul__Revere

    Romney winning in November wont mean a thing unless certain states throw out their D senators….well maybe the egregious executive order abuse will cease, but that’s it. Nothing will improve, more importantly nothing will get repealed.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_54ZSJFBIM5YGKDX2AAU2IB3P5Y M P

      Well, if BerrackO could govern by executive orders, maybe, just maybe, Romney will give it back to the DemocRats!!

      • Paul__Revere

        If that’s what you really want, then you are part of the problem in America.

        • Red Blues

          I dunno, a good executive order to review and verify any and all irregularities in our electoral process might be a good start in getting back to fair and honest elections nationwide. Add a mandate to get local precincts and related voting offices out of the 18th and into the 21st century could be in order as well.

  • firedup49

    Go for it Mitt we are behind you. Use Obama’s words to ruin him

    • grepinbee

      Exactly!!! This should be the strategy in the debates. Ignore the questions from the moderator — these liberal moderators are only interested in “gotcha” questions anyway. Every answer Mitt gives should include a quote of one of Obama’s lies or broken promises, and then say how he’s going to fix it. Kick Barry’s little piebald a$$ to the curb!

  • SerfCityHereWeCome

    Yikes, did I really say that? I mean, er, um, uh, you didn’t build that!

    Curious to hear some thoughts from you Obama folkssssss out there now that he himself has taken away your very last reason to vote for him…?

    • Youvegotta_be_kidding

      Whatever. Support the President or Romney, your choice -but trying to win by parsing words taken out of context is weak.

      “You can only change it from the outside. That’s how I got elected, and that’s how the big accomplishments like health care got done, was because we mobilized the American people to speak out. That’s how we were able to cut taxes for middle-class families. So something that I’d really like to concentrate on in my second term is being in a much more constant conversation with the American people so that they can put pressure on Congress to help move some of these issues forward.”

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDAKYMXLZIRLMLGEZJXV3AOO7E Vorlath

        Pressure on Congress? He had full control of Congress for two years, with a supermajority in the Senate. No republican could stop the Democrats from passing anything they wanted. That’s how Obamacare got through.

        Obama is living in the twilight zone blaming the Republicans for something that was impossible for them to have done.

        • Youvegotta_be_kidding

          Maybe so.

          My point is that the ongoing effort to parse his statements out context (“you didn’t build that”, which was separated from the rest of the sentence: “road or bridge”; or the current example) appears cheap and weak.

          If he’s such a dreadful president, why not debate him on the actual issues?

          • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDAKYMXLZIRLMLGEZJXV3AOO7E Vorlath

            Obama’s “you didn’t build that” was exactly in context, I’m afraid. There were ads with the entire segment without anything cut. Romney’s read the whole thing on several occasions. On FOX, they’ve played the ENTIRE clip over and over. It’s MUCH MUCH worse when you hear the whole thing. BTW, he says “you didn’t build that” TWICE. Democrats pick one of the quotes. The other one is quite clear that he meant businesses and not roads or bridges.

            Look, Dems claims that Obama is perpetually taken out of context. That’s just silly. Here again, you’re trying to make Obama say something he didn’t. If he can’t change DC from the inside, then he’s saying all the people who voted for him was all for nothing. That’s the catch-22 of your explanation that you don’t seem to get.

            • Youvegotta_be_kidding

              “On FOX, they’ve played the ENTIRE clip over and over. It’s MUCH MUCH worse when you hear the whole thing.”

              I’m not shocked that on Fox it seemed worse.

              “entire” and “clip” are incongruent.

              Here’s the full text:

              http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/07/13/remarks-president-campaign-event-roanoke-virginia

              Please show me the second time he says, because I’m not seeing it.

              Do you really think a sitting president (or major presidential candidate) would openly say that small business owners didn’t build their businesses? As part of a CAMPAIGN speech?

              Maybe at a closed door fundraiser (see “bitter clingers” or “47%”), but it would be absolutely counterproductive to make a statement like that in public.

              • RosiesSeeingRed

                You mean this? (from your source):

                “There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t — look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there. If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. ”

                Yeah, that’s even worse than the one sentence. I find the most offensive sentences to be everything that preceded the “you didn’t build that” line.

                With the new Buffett law that got passed, it’ll be interesting to see how many of those wealthy people he mentions will actually volunteer to give the government more of their money. We already know democrats give considerably less of their own money (and blood and time, for that matter) to charity than do conservatives. Let’s see how much they voluntarily part with to give to the government.

                • Youvegotta_be_kidding

                  “You mean this?”

                  Sorry, I’m still not seeing the second time he says it.

                  “I find the most offensive sentences to be everything that preceded the “you didn’t build that” line.”

                  This?:

                  “If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges.”

                  I guess that’s why we have different political affiliations, that honestly is not offensive to me. And while I’ve made my own living in the mooch sector (public work & education), my wife is a small business owner and it’s not offensive to her either.

                  In any case, if its as incriminating as you believe, why cut it up so it sounds like he’s saying individuals didn’t build the businesses (as opposed to the infrastructure)?

                  I’ll tell you why, because they’re not targeting you. You’re a genuine conservative, voting your interest. They’re targeting less discriminating voters, including voters who are unaware that they (or members of their family) are part of Romney’s 49 %. They’re telling a fake story to people who (they hope) can’t tell the difference.

                  You’ve indicated that Dems (and I) inaccurately claim “that Obama is perpetually taken out of context” and that “Here again, you’re trying to make Obama say something he didn’t” when in both instances, what I’ve done is actually put back the context of the original statements.

                  It’s fine to want to win -I know I do, but please don’t convince yourself that Drudge and Fox are telling you the truth.

                  God knows I don’t trust Huffington and MSNBC.

                • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

                  This is the same canard as those who say that Obamacare does not contain the words “death panels”, and use that fact to dismiss the threat to our liberty that the ACA poses … not right away, but over time as the legislation is morphed by the same political pressures that turned Social Security from insurance to a Ponzi scheme.

                  You have to evaluate the words, in the light of the history of the man saying them … and IMO, “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that” was a Freudian slip. Why didn’t he say, “you didn’t build those roads”, instead?

                  And how about the tax money that successful businessmen provide to build those roads … money that would not be there without the personal initiative of those businessmen, for it is their ability to think-outside-the-collective-box and find new and better ways to do things, not top-down government planning, that is the essential element for their success? Where is the proper acknowledgement for that, as opposed to putting the emphasis on “do things together” which to Progressives has meant, time and again, “get in line and do it OUR way”?

                  We need leaders who will respect and encourage the exercise of personal initiative … for that is America’s ace-in-the-hole when it comes to competing in a global economy, and developing innovations that benefit us all.

                  Mr. Obama – as is typical of him – simply gave personal initiative an honorable mention, while saving his high praise for the collective action that plays, at best, a supporting role (and usually, less-than-best) in securing American prosperity.

                • RosiesSeeingRed

                  No, no. It wasn’t FOX that told me, it was President Obama. I heard him say the entire thing — not just read it — and as someone who DOES make my living from a business I built myself, I find it completely offensive. His tone was condescending and contemptuous. I know exactly what he said and what he meant. I think you’re the one who is hoping Pres. Obama simply had a bad grammar day. I mean really, if he meant the roads and bridges, he would’ve continued the thought with the proper grammar. After all, he is the greatest orator in the world, isn’t he?

                  Somebody invested in roads and bridges. (PLURAL) If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build THAT. Somebody else made THAT happen. ” NOT ONE SLIP OF THE TONGUE, BUT TWO? You want to believe that, go ahead. But please don’t insult my intelligence by trying to tell me that he didn’t mean you didn’t build the BUSINESS. He clearly said so. And I said, that is not what’s most offensive to me. It was the insulting way he said ” I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.” Really? Well if we’re all so uniformly smart and hard working, how come 47% of the population doesn’t pay income taxes? If it’s sooooo eeeeasy to build a business and make a living, why doesn’t everyone do it? Grrrrrrrrrrr. That makes me angry. Forget the “you didn’t build that” statement, which you are splitting hairs over (and you’re wrong, unless you think Pres. Obama doesn’t know his prepositions). He was insulting. And I’m not alone in that reaction. There are hundreds of thousands of small business owners who heard what he said, just the way he said it. All of it. Not just his “you didn’t build THAT statement.” And they didn’t like it either.

                  The ENTIRE premise that I did not build this business with my own sweat and ability, but that I had help from the government, and now I owe something MORE, as if the taxes I already do pay don’t count, is offensive to me. Especially considering that government stands in the way of me hiring and expanding because I cannot AFFORD what I call the “punishments” the government imposes on me to simply hire an employee.

                  How totally convenient for liberals to give credit to the government for helping people build their businesses, but I have a question for you:

                  We ALL use the roads and bridges, and we’re ALL required to go to school. The entire country avails itself of the things that have been built with taxpayer money. So why do you think only SOME of the people who use those roads and bridges have to pay even more taxes to the OTHER people who use those same roads and bridges? Just curious, because you guys are all about FAIRNESS, and I don’t see that as fair AT ALL.

                  It’s a punishment bestowed on those who took this country’s “unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive” and actually did something with it, which rewards the other half who took it for granted and did absolutely NOTHING with it.

                  FAIR MY @$$.

                • Youvegotta_be_kidding

                  “I know exactly what he said and what he meant. I think you’re the one who is hoping Pres. Obama simply had a bad grammar day. I mean really, if he meant the roads and bridges, he would’ve continued the thought with the proper grammar. After all, he is the greatest orator in the world, isn’t he?”

                  I’m going to have to disagree -and to be honest, I’m not sure how you’ve come to that conclusion. As you can see, even here on this board, people who share your general assessment of the president acknowledge that he was referring to infrastructure -and I’m pretty sure they’re not trying to insult your intelligence.

                  “Well if we’re all so uniformly smart and hard working, how come 47% of the population doesn’t pay income taxes?”

                  Right now, that vast majority of the population that doesn’t pay taxes is senior citizens and low income workers. The seniors seem like a pretty cheap target. I suppose you could argue that the low income workers aren’t very smart -but demographic studies tell us that most likely they’re people who are just entering the work force, or just starting a business, or between jobs. Odds-ratio-wise, it is highly likely that both you and I would have at one point fit one of the demographics that are currently not paying federal income taxes (e.g., the first year your business was formed, or while working a high school job, etc.). And the “tax free ” income categories were not established solely by democrats. Eventually, pretty much everyone pays federal income taxes.

                  The story about a unitary 47% block of the population who never pays taxes is a powerful story, but it is absolutely not true -see below (you’ll no-doubt disapprove of the article source, but the figures included in the article are cited, and derived from across the political spectrum).

                  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/wp/2012/09/18/who-doesnt-pay-taxes-in-charts/

                  “We ALL use the roads and bridges, and we’re ALL required to go to school. The entire country avails itself of the things that have been built with taxpayer money. So why do you think only SOME of the people who use those roads and bridges have to pay even more taxes to the OTHER people who use those same roads and bridges? Just curious, because you guys are all about FAIRNESS, and I don’t see that as fair AT ALL.”

                  Are you asking me to layout the philosophical underpinnings of progressive taxation? Because that’s a pretty tall assignment for an internet post. I will say this, lending credibility to a conservative perspective (true governmental conservatism -not the social stuff), empirical data indicates that a smaller government (relative to GDP) is associated with greater well-being among citizens. However, lending credibility to the other side, similar data indicates that progressive taxation is also associated with greater well being of the citizenry across income levels (meaning those in higher brackets also experience greater overall well-being).

                  I personally am way more about practicality than fairness. If you are earning >250K, congratulations, sincerely. You are part of a small group who has worked hard to secure a significant proportion of US capital and because you have more at stake, you are in a higher tax bracket. You like roads right? You like schools and jails, etc., correct? Aren’t those things going to perpetuate your financial interests?

                  Or would rather live in a jungle? Would you rather have no infrastructure to facilitate commerce?, No infrastructure to keep the forty-seven percenters off of your lawn?

                  “It’s a punishment bestowed on those who took this country’s “unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive” and actually did something with it, which rewards the other half who took it for granted and did absolutely NOTHING with it.”

                  I don’t see it that way. I like to live in a nice house. I’m fine with paying to keep it up. Furthermore (lawn joke aside), there really is no block of half the country that gets a free ride all the way through.

                • RosiesSeeingRed

                  Well, you did say opinion is grounded in passionately held belief, so let’s just leave it at that. You have yours, I have mine, although I do have to say that if there was anyone here agreeing with you about the “you didn’t build that statement” — I sure didn’t see it. Maybe I missed one? Before you landed here, the regulars at this site had quite a conversation about the “you didn’t build THAT” statement, and one would have to concur that the majority of people here heard it exactly the way I did.

                  Enjoy the debates.

          • wodiej

            the roads and bridges were built by the people who pay taxes including small business so it actually would have helped Republicans more if they had left that in there. So obama got a pass on that. What’s cheap and weak is for obama to accuse his opponent of being a murderer and tax cheat. And don’t worry, there is a debate coming up in mid October.

            • Youvegotta_be_kidding

              “the roads and bridges were built by the people who pay taxes including small business so it actually would have helped Republicans more if they had left that in there”

              Or at least truthful.

              “What’s cheap and weak is for obama to accuse his opponent of being a murderer”

              Definitely disgusting, dishonest and shameful.

              Nevertheless, hopefully you see the difference between a crappy superpac-funded TV spot, and the opening night theme of the GOP convention, which was crafted from a statement, attributed to the President, that he never made.

              “And don’t worry, there is a debate coming up in mid October.”

              Not worried. I’m looking forward to an evening of Governor Romney off script and in front of a microphone.

              • Red Blues

                So did you master the art of “fisking’ on your own or did you take a class?
                I would say that I’m impressed either way…but I’m not.

                The constant parsing and dissection of others comments *is* rather tiresome.

                The intellectual dishonesty seems to be coming from one direction and to muddy the water when people are clearly articulating their thoughts and feelings is not only counterproductive but smacks of an elitist mentality – like one who’s watching the animals in a cage trying to determine who to torment next.

                That is the incivility that many here are too polite to point out. Twisting their words, as you say yourself, is weak.

                Quite the online bully, are we?

                • Youvegotta_be_kidding

                  I had to look up “fisking.” Thanks for the new term.

                  Not my intent to insult or bully, sincere apologies for having given that impression. I’ll consider your input, but I believe that point by point refutation -free of insulting language- is an entirely respectful way to engage people with whom you disagree.

                  Contrary to the impression I’ve created, I’ve tried to respond to the substance of individual arguments as honestly as possible without twisting words -seeking clarification when I’m unclear on someone’s meaning.

                  I agree that the other posters here do a fine job articulating their views, which leads me to consider if the provision of unsolicited, unnecessary “protection” might itself be insulting.

                  And maybe a little elitist?

                  Its definitely on the liberal side.

                • Youvegotta_be_kidding

                  I had to look up “fisking.” Thanks for the additional vocab.

                  It’s not been my intent to insult or bully. I sincerely apologize for having given that impression. I’ll consider your input -however, I believe that point by point refutation -avoiding insults (e.g., “bully” “weak”)- is an entirely appropriate and respectful way to engage in debate.

                  Rather than twist people’s words, I’ve sought clarification where my understanding has been unclear -good debate should teach you something about your opponents’ worldview.

                  I agree that the posters here clearly articulate their thoughts and feelings. So much so that I’m lead to consider if unnecessary, unsolicited ‘protection” is in itself insulting. Or elitist?

                  At very least, it’s on the liberal side.

                • Red Blues

                  Glad to see that learning is taking place.

                  As to the words you imply that I had said, the first (‘bully’) *was* mine, but the second (‘weak’ and also used more than once) was yours. As many reading this will not look back to ‘who said what’, they will assume that I first used the term as you have implied.

                  As to your statement above – posted twice with subtle yet strikingly different words choices – carries a meaning by implication that by *my* making a comment to *you* is somehow ‘unnecessary, unsolicited protection’ of other posters. Then by the same token, your constant ‘intellectual confusion’ in using the American version of the English language in all of its contexts and meanings shows that your are missing some of the critical undercurrent of tone and inflections (which *can* indeed come through the written word) based on the conversation. That one fact alone shows *this* conservative he is dealing with a liberal (in deeds, if not action) and one all too fond of twisting words to suit the situation while denying the reality they represent.

                  However, I *do* stand by my statements. Just as have done all my life in the real world, when I see someone with a smug or condescending tone masquerading as ‘someone who cares’ (aka – a ‘concern troll’) I call them out on it. There is too much sophistry disguised as ‘reasonable debate’. If, in your reasoned opinion, you’re satisfied with what you’re doing, by all means, be my guest. I will let others respond as they wish. But to state that I am insulting others by my statements directed to you, please take a deep breath, hold it a second or two and try to get over yourself.

                  The posters here are either a) capable of clearly stating their thoughts and do *not* need my defense or b) they are not because you seem to need an awful lot of clarification of what has been said. But not both as you indicate. Self contradiction seems to just happen, doesn’t it?

                  As to my beliefs, either use “Its definitely on the liberal side” or “At very least, it’s on the liberal side.” as the basis for my response, for if you want to try to make it seem that I am a liberal and others cannot see the straw man you have attempted to construct, please think again. I believe in the US Constitution and the rule of law (i.e., natural law – not one dreamed up by legal scholars to promote their particular view on a given day).
                  Please, feel free to respond again, but as I have had my say, do not expect another reply.

                  If you do not understand what I mean, please look up the words that cause any additional confusion on your part. That should take care of the problem.

                  Good day, Sir.

                • Youvegotta_be_kidding

                  I wave the white flag of surrender. You win. Apologies for the double posting. My original didn’t post immediately, so I retyped my entry as best as memory allowed.

                  Regarding my use original use of “weak”, (you are correct, I did use the term first) the reference was to the story and the headline which I think is fair game -don’t take my word for it, read back and check my story.

                  I am obviously motivated to debate with people who have different views than my own -otherwise there’s no debate. It seems reasonable that formats such as these are an appropriate venue for such debating.

                  You’re obviously not “liberal” -and that was not my insinuation -I was trying (ineffectively apparently) to be humorous. Nor am I motivated to give the impression of patronizing concern (phony or otherwise). My assumption is that most adults can develop and express their own beliefs.

                  Whether you intended to insult your fellow conservatives or not, my opinion remains unchanged: unsought defense implies a defeat. When no defeat has been conceded, that is indeed insulting.

                  Regarding my apparent need for repeated clarification:

                  Furthering an argument is not achieved by making categorical assumptions. Instead, by seeking to understand the opposing view one opens the door to a) a more well informed position, or b) the rare chance of having one’s opinion shift.

                  Respectfully, categorical dismissal (e.g., “concern troll”, “intellectual confusion” as the telltale of a liberal, thus limited mind) never got anyone anywhere.

                  Internet forums that don’t include descending voices are boring (an opinion, but I think a reasonable one). In the virtual world, as in life, I aim to avoid insulting those with whom I disagree. If I’ve failed at that, I apologize. But again, reread my posts. Sardonic? yep. Personally insulting? no.

                  If forums such as these are not an outlet for debate they quickly degrade to virtual cheering sections, and I’ve found that I (and people generally) benefit from articulating their beliefs in a context that doesn’t take them -the beliefs- for granted.

                  Regards.

          • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

            If he’s such a dreadful president, why not debate him on the actual issues?

            Because civility in response to intellectual dishonesty is counterproductive in the defense of liberty.

            In the context of his belief in Progressive wealth-redistribution and top-down intervention in highly-individual-specific areas, “You didn’t build that” and “we work together” sounds an awful lot like “YOU OWE US” and “DO IT OUR WAY”.

            That is anything but respectful of our liberty … and the benefits that personal initiative has brought to America. That, far more so than public infrastructure, is the “secret sauce” of American prosperity, yet Progressives like Mr. Obama want to water down that sauce and/or dump their own flavorings into it against our will.

            • Youvegotta_be_kidding

              “Because civility in response to intellectual dishonesty is counterproductive in the defense of liberty”

              So let me try to understand.

              Your premise is that Obama is intellectually dishonest in his furtherance of collectivism. Rather than state his agenda plainly, he weaves it-as code- throughout “mom and apple pie” type speeches.

              Therefore, because he has not been forthright, it is necessary to clip/edit/re-context his words so that people understand what he is really saying?

              A bit of a reach.

              And if an Obama presidency is truly an affront to our liberty, please do share some examples of instances in which his actions have curtailed your freedom.

              Or perhaps he’s been saving up for a second term when he doesn’t need to worry about re-election?

              • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

                When you put this nation into debt by funding things that have nothing to do with the Federal government’s legitimate mission of securing our unalienable rights, that curtails our ability to pursue happiness.

                When you implement a health-care plan that is a prescription to wreck private-sector health insurance, which will in turn open the door to the Progressive dream of single-payer, where I will have NO timely recourse when the bureaucrats get it wrong about my needs … that is a threat to my liberty.

                When you institute financial regulations that can be rewritten by the regulators whenever they want, that already institute penalties so stiff and compliance costs so high that all but the too-big-to-fail banks have to limit their ability to meet the needs of credit-worthy consumers … that is a restriction on the ability to pursue happiness that affects both the consumer and the lender.

                When you drive up energy prices by refusing to allow the development of additional resources here at home … while also killing off the coal industry in the name of a cult belief masquerading as science … you have yet another application of the coercive force of law that tramples our ability to pursue happiness.

                When you mislead millions about their responsibilities in life, by promoting the fiction of a “working class” that is absolved of any responsibility for maintaining and maximizing their own value to employers, instead encouraging them to depend upon government safety nets to get them through the hard times, and minimum-wage/living-wage laws and union representation to get them more and more for the same level of productivity, that is robbing them of their ability to pursue happiness and secure their future …

                … and it is eroding the one thing that can still keep us competitive in a global economy: respect and incentives for the exercise of personal initiative, especially when combined with higher levels of taxation upon those who exercise such initiative to better their lot.

                This is not only the legacy of Mr. Obama … it is the legacy of a century of Progressive intellectual dishonest, from the Climate Change Cult to the fiction of a protected “working class”, all in the support of of the following lie:

                All you need to do is show up for work or go to school; we have experts who have the answers to your housing needs, your health care needs, your financial needs … no need to plan for your future or actively manage your career, since we can do a better job than you can; just trust us to solve those problems FOR you.

                My response:

                Despite their erudition …
                And academic pedigree …
                The Best and the Brightest look instead
                Like a box of dim bulbs to me …

                https://www.facebook.com/notes/ritchie-the-riveter/dim-bulbs/140514325995655

                • Youvegotta_be_kidding

                  “When you put this nation into debt by funding things that have nothing to do with the Federal government’s legitimate mission of securing our unalienable rights, that curtails our ability to pursue happiness.”

                  This is unique to Obama? My understanding is that the debt nearly doubled during President G.W. Bush’s time in office.

                  “When you implement a health-care plan that is a prescription to wreck private-sector health insurance, which will in turn open the door to the Progressive dream of single-payer, where I will have NO timely recourse when the bureaucrats get it wrong about my needs … that is a threat to my liberty.”

                  The central operational component of Obamacare is a derivative of an idea generated by the Heritage Foundation and was applied in its largest scale to date in Massachusetts, by Gov. Romney. The mandate is a BOON to private insurance.

                  “When you mislead millions about their responsibilities in life, by promoting the fiction of a “working class” that is absolved of any responsibility for maintaining and maximizing their own value to employers, instead encouraging them to depend upon government safety nets to get them through the hard times, and minimum-wage/living-wage laws and union representation to get them more and more for the same level of productivity, that is robbing them of their ability to pursue happiness and secure their future”

                  Here you’re really drifting into ideologically driven opinion. Let’s say I accept your assertion (for kicks). Pinning it on Obama is a reach.

                  “eroding the one thing that can still keep us competitive in a global economy: respect and incentives for the exercise of personal initiative, especially when combined with higher levels of taxation upon those who exercise such initiative to better their lot.”

                  It is true that Democrats in general favor a more progressive tax code -however, as no increases have been implemented during his tenure, this can’t fairly be cited as an example of Obama treading on your liberty.

                  I get it, you’re a sincere, ideological, personal-responsibility conservative. I respect that position. It must be killing you to be stuck with Romney: a previously pro-choice, government healthcare implementing, gun controlling moderate. But hey we work with who we’ve got, right?

                  One final note -and with this I wish you well- you’re fairly articulate regarding your beliefs. If you want to help further them, you’ll need to learn to present them in terms of real implications. And by real I mean actual stuff that has happened, like events, not your subjective perception of sociological trends. Conjecture and emotionality can be effective writing/argument tools, but you need to hang at least a little meat on them.

                • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

                  This is unique to Obama? My understanding is that the debt nearly doubled during President G.W. Bush’s time in office.

                  In large part, because he bought into some of the same Progressive paradigms Mr. Obama has … because Progressives have been rather successful in embedding their views into the conventional wisdom of the previous century. But let’s not forget that more debt has been added during Mr. Obama’s single term, than was added during Mr. Bush’s two terms.

                  The central operational component of Obamacare is a derivative of an idea generated by the Heritage Foundation and was applied in its largest scale to date in Massachusetts, by Gov. Romney. The mandate is a BOON to private insurance.

                  Until the politicians start peddling their influence over the legislation, adding more and more “basic requirements” and decoupling the cost of care from the decisions of patients, driving up costs until private-sector underwriting is no longer viable. It is a boon only to those who are planning to take the money and run, or use it to buy politicians and bend the rules in their favor to kill off their competitors, then take the money and run.

                  Here you’re really drifting into ideologically driven opinion. Let’s say I accept your assertion (for kicks). Pinning it on Obama is a reach.

                  He gave the UAW – whose emphasis on what workers get from their employers is FAR more prominent than upon what workers provide to their employers – the gift of becoming part of GM management. He stands with the teachers unions’ who – despite his words about “accountability” – staunchly oppose that word becoming reality in their workplace. Just HOW many weeks has unemployment compensation been extended on his watch? And as far as I know, the now-Federally-run student-loan industry still gives out aid without regard as to whether a course of study can actually lead to a sustainable way to pay the aid back.

                  My view is based upon more than opinion … though I will say the mining unions won’t be sending Mr. Obama a Christmas basket … though perhaps, lumps of coal?

                  It is true that Democrats in general favor a more progressive tax code -however, as no increases have been implemented during his tenure, this can’t fairly be cited as an example of Obama treading on your liberty.

                  The mere THREAT of tax increases and mandates for business has created a climate of uncertainty that has left around $2 Trillion laying fallow, because businesses don’t know what the cost of doing business is going to be from day to day … and fear that they will be having to fire anyone they just hired if the politicians act to raise that cost. This political meddling with the economy is impairing our ability to pursue happiness, in the name of a radical ideology.

                  And it isn’t just about the taxes … it is the suppression of incentive and respect for the personal initiative of American individuals, by treating them as cash cows and social-services surrogates and little children who can’t be trusted to make an honest decision, that is far more corrosive to our economic health than the potential tax increases will be.

                  One final note -and with this I wish you well- you’re fairly articulate regarding your beliefs. If you want to help further them, you’ll need to learn to present them in terms of real implications. And by real I mean actual stuff that has happened, like events, not your subjective perception of sociological trends.

                  Or in other words, look only to the past, never looking ahead with reason and logic (and an appreciation of past history) to see the cliff I might be heading for … or another path to take that will avoid it. That just happens to make it easier for you to step ahead of me and set the agenda to your liking. How convenient for you.

                  No thanks … my logic is meaty enough for the reasonable person, as opposed to the subtly condescending ideologue. Nice try.

                • Youvegotta_be_kidding

                  “In large part, because he bought into some of the same Progressive paradigms Mr. Obama has”

                  Conjecture. Or at best opinion. And reasonable people would have to agree that the Bush tax cuts cannot be overlooked as a factor.
                  And if we accept your premise, then how does voting Republican address the problem?

                  “let’s not forget that more debt has been added during Mr. Obama’s single term, than was added during Mr. Bush’s two terms.”

                  Partly correct. Although your characterization, while succinct, fails to capture the actual dynamic. Two views, while generated from disparate ideological perspectives, converge on an account that is more complicated -and that clearly contradicts a simple “debt caused by Obama and progressives” narrative:

                  http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2012/05/24/who-is-the-smallest-government-spender-since-eisenhower-would-you-believe-its-barack-obama/

                  http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2012/09/03/yep-obamas-a-big-spender-just-like-his-predecessors/

                  “Until the politicians start peddling their influence over the legislation, adding more and more “basic requirements” and decoupling the cost of care from the decisions of patients, driving up costs until private-sector underwriting is no longer viable.”

                  Absolutely conjecture (“until” your assumption comes to pass)

                  And many conservative voices think its TOO favorable to private companies. ONe example of many:

                  http://m.freedomworks.org/blog/bstein80/obamacare-a-boon-to-special-interests

                  “The mere THREAT of tax increases and mandates for business has created a climate of uncertainty that has left around $2 Trillion laying fallow, because businesses don’t know what the cost of doing business is going to be from day to day … and fear that they will be having to fire anyone they just hired if the politicians act to raise that cost.”

                  Again, by definition, conjecture, reflecting ideological forensics. We lack the format to provide this, but merely repeating party line does not substantiate the assertion.

                  “And it isn’t just about the taxes … it is the suppression of incentive and respect for the personal initiative of American individuals, by treating them as cash cows and social-services surrogates and little children who can’t be trusted to make an honest decision, that is far more corrosive to our economic health than the potential tax increases will be.”

                  Opinion. Grounded in passionately held belief, no doubt. Nevertheless, there are at least five assumptions in your statement that are at very least debatable. You can’t state your argument as the premise for your argument.

                  For example if I stated, “It isn’t just about the tax cuts, the true cause of the anemic state of national affairs is the greed of a few wealthy individuals and their relative ability to sell a load of goods to willing buyers who are unable to identify their own interests”, you would call me on that right? I hope so, because it’s not supported by anything else I’ve laid out.

                  “my logic is meaty enough for the reasonable person, as opposed to the subtly condescending ideologue.”

                  I certainly embrace aspects of a progressive ideology, and I apologize if my tone is condescending -however, in fairness you responded to my post with a professorial tone- its shouldn’t be surprising that I meet you at the table.

                  I do appreciate willingness to state your thoughts and beliefs and support your right to hold them.

          • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

            Because he hides from that debate. But don’t worry, all that’s needed is one Presidential debate. I doubt Obama will want to show up for any after that.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FBZA6EF5DZCHRWXDEX5TRTYYH4 Sha-boooty

    Oh my! Take away the teleprompter and he is toast! I can’t wait for the debates. If Romney is on fire as he is in the video – it will be Reagan/Carter Part 2.

    • marketcomp

      I can’t wait to see that!

  • ChesterWalton

    Where has this Mitt Romney been the past few months?

  • Youvegotta_be_kidding

    “I couldn’t believe it when I heard him today… or ahh heard about it… I didn’t actually hear about his own voice… I heard about it in the reports that came out”

    Huh? Gun shy much?

    Up until the point that he lost track of what he was saying, he was almost giving a decent speech.

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      It seemed like he was trying to be honest to me.

  • ChesterWalton

    He better keep this up or the MSM will hang the failure of R’s to take the Senate on him.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KTAGHDXNADOTJFAHFFMZFUQSLY salb4

    I agree!!! Take the gloves off!! The base is energized. When You defended “us” the taxpayers, over those on the Government TEAT. Sic em!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N26L5WEW6BNJI4VZST4Z4T5PYU Mean Old Quack

    Mitt’s starting to show some spine and fire in the belly. It’s about time. “I’ll get the job done.” was his best statement. He said it with conviction, and we’re all tired and fed up with DC.

  • Greg Barton

    At this same time, the press was calling it FOR Carter AND Mondale.

    We all know (except the children here) how THAT all turned out!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NQCQ5HYQWKWZAVWQYW6XYOGELE Ernest

    Obama is becoming as gaffe prone as his clown side kick, Biden. He must of not been using a teleprompter… Cause he can’t speak without one… which should make the debates very interesting.

  • Natural Born Citizen

    Who do you want…the Mormon or the Moron?

    • http://www.facebook.com/joan.lussier.9 Joan Lussier

      I will take the Mormon any day.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2AYRITGII2XF25M7FQLGJIS6KM KM

    The “I can’t change Washington from the inside” quote should tell all Americans what a joke the obama has become!

  • BX75250

    IT’S OVER. DONE. NO, YOU CAN’T POS. YOU CUT CORNERS. ROVE HAS THE INTERNAL NUMBERS (STATES, COUNTIES, PRICINTS AND DEMOGRAPHICS). SILENT MAJORITY. GO MITT! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/gary.chapmanii Gary Chapman II

    This is encouraging. I “hope” he stays fired up. Maybe then we can have real “change”.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TFLGQJJHEQOPSGP5XJGM5ZUMDI Dan

    Rommey, please stay fired up. Obama’s appeal is that he is a fighter, sure his policies stink, but he looks and sound like a fighter. Rommey, keep the fire in your belly and take the fight to this socialist.

  • http://twitter.com/DGOATA JBJ

    This is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ac287149

    I don’t want Obama or any of his people changing anything, anywhere, anytime. He means that the people who vote have to change so they either want or learn to accept his way (the Marxist way) of doing things. If you’re serious, Mitt, get rid of everyone he has appointed or hired since he got there, including secretaries, personal assistants, administrative assistants, lawyers, czars, messengers, appointees and hires at the Justice Department, the Pentagon, and EPA, DOE, Department of the Interior, and everyone else because they will all continue to try to “change” things from the inside after Obama retires to his new $35million beachfront estate in Oahu.

  • Steven Cotton

    It seems to not have occurred to some who say Romney can’t get his message across that it may not be the messenger. Sometimes people just stop thinking a bit too soon.

    • sDee

      nope. Romney has been taste testing for a while now. Maybe it is him. Maybe his campaign. Let’s hope this one sticks. I do not even care anymore if this is the real Romney, but he can’t beat a lockdown propaganda media and these Chicago thugs by playing Mr. Nice Guy in a warmed over Bush campaign.

    • RosiesSeeingRed

      You’re assuming the message actually gets HEARD. Our bigger problem is the media. They will NEVER air excerpts of a speech where Romney is eviscerating Obama. NEVER. The message does not get out, and that is the biggest problem we have.

      But I do agree with you that PLENTY of people stop thinking a bit too soon, and even if Romney does successfully get the message out, there are a lot of uninformed, brainwashed people out there who won’t understand it anyway.

  • http://profiles.google.com/fukdoodle jay jay

    Decision ’12: Parasites vs America

    • http://twitter.com/snowcloud79 Diane

      How right you are! The Makers vs. The Takers.

    • ac287149

      What Obama is saying is that the change must occur in voters, so that they will want what his ideology offers. In August 2010, the news reported that 40 million Americans were on food stamps. By June 2012 the total was 47 million. I wouldn’t call them all “parasites”, since Obama has wrecked so many people’s lives, but he would like to see more people on the outside wanting to be dependent on government doles.

      • wodiej

        While obama’s policies have been devastating to our economy, people should have been more prepared with savings and not living beyond their means. Having a bunch of kids, big house, big cars etc, etc, etc.

        • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

          Many people were prepared. A lot of things can drain one’s savings. We’ve got to stop painting all people who are on food stamps with a broad brush. some folks have no other choices.

          • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

            We also have to understand that it is Progressive policies and leadership that tanked the economy and left them with no other choices.

            And led millions more, who could have been better prepared and better off today, to believe this in the recent past:

            All you need to do is show up for work or go to school; we have experts who have the answers to your housing needs, your health care needs, your financial needs … no need to plan for your future or actively manage your career, since we can do a better job than you can; just trust us to solve those problems FOR you.

            This belief … encouraged by our leaders and allegedly Best and Brightest for almost a century, now … turned into a vicious cycle that led us to “outsource” more and more of our personal responsibility, decision-making authority, and resources to the government, and our leaders hiring more and more “experts” and creating more and more functions to “solve” those problems FOR us.

            Not only individuals, but local and state governments bought into this paradigm, and became more and more dependent upon the “experts” – and resources – of the Federal government.

            Not only did we effectively make the Federal government the FIRST resort for almost every socio-economic challenge we faced, we rewarded our most important leaders for advocating this, then doing so … by electing, then re-electing them, at every level of government.

            The results of this “outsourcing” are now clear … unsustainable levels of Federal govenrment spending, on functions that go well beyond the legitimate mission of this level of government … functions that the Federal government is structurally incapable of performing effectively and efficiently.

            And worse yet … high levels of unemployment and poverty, crushing home-loan and student-loan debts, dysfunctional health-care and education systems loaded down with regulatory and bureaucratic dead-weight, legitimate businesses whose viability is threatened by environmental hysteria over three-inch fishes and/or junk science.

            ALL BECAUSE MILLIONS WERE LED TO BELIEVE THAT THEY DIDN’T HAVE TO EXERCISE THEIR OWN JUDGMENT … AND/OR THAT THEIR OWN JUDGMENT WAS ** ALWAYS ** INFERIOR TO THAT OF “EXPERTS” WHO COULDN’T/DIDN’T KNOW THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE INDIVIDUAL’S PROBLEMS AND THE STATISTICAL AVERAGES …

            … led to believe that they didn’t have to think like a businessman and manage their own worth in the marketplace, but instead could work the same job at the same company in the same place for a lifetime while government and union leadership would make sure they got raise after raise …

            … led to believe that they could support themselves with degrees in Underwater Basketweaving or Whatever Studies or anything else they found “fulfilling”, to the point they mortaged their future with student loans that many can’t pay back …

            … led to believe that they had a RIGHT to own a home, regardless of their financial reality, and had everyone from Fannie and Freddie to Dodd and Frank and Dubya encouraging them to exercise that right.

            … led to believe that ANYTHING was justified if it was “for the children”, or to “save the planet” … even if the probable results would have been counterproductive with respect to these justifications.

            Forget the “rich” and “corporate greed” and the “1%” … and “union goons” and “environmental whackos” and “poverty pimps” … for they have no real power over us without the ability to collude with government to enforce their desires.

            The fundamental problem we have in this nation today, is that we … in our OWN greed and laziness and lack of confidence … have chosen to forsake indivdiual responsibility, neighborly interdependence, and most significantly PERSONAL INITIATIVE in favor of empowering government to go beyond its legitimate mission and attempt to solve virtually all of OUR problems FOR us … when it simply cannot do so effectively and efficiently, in large part because of the same structrual attributes that are essential to maintaining its respect for our rights.

            Every other problem we are facing … the deficits and national debt, the lack of jobs, the dysfunctional health-care and educational systems, even our energy woes … are all symptoms of this fundamental problem: the “outsourcing” of our personal responsibility, authority, and resources in this manner.

            And the more we grow government beyond its legitimate mission, the more we give power to the greedy, the self-serving, the politically-connected, and the rent-seeking to exploit and abuse us … even when the growth is advocated to interdict such as these.

            All of the above, sponsored by Progressives.

            • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

              I completely agree. It just sucks that those few who never failed in their personal responsibilities got dragged down to the gutter with all those who never bothered being responsible for anything in their pathetic lives.

              I agree though. People claim there is no need to mention social issues, that it’s the economy stupid, but they don’t seem to understand our crappy economy has EVERYTHING to do with social issues. Morality, personal responsibilities, those who are in government who ignore their responsibilities to their “employers” who bribe for so called free stuff for votes… ah crap, I could go on, but I won’t. You said it pretty well there already.

      • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

        Encouraging such dependency … the “outsourcing” of our personal initiative to experts in government/unions/businesses … is a centerpiece of Progressive ideology. And it goes well beyond welfare checks … the following message has been sent to people of all economic levels, for decades:

        All you need to do is show up for work or go to school; we have experts who have the answers to your housing needs, your health care needs, your financial needs … no need to plan for your future or actively manage your career, since we can do a better job than you can; just trust us to solve those problems FOR you.

        Those that embraced this Biggest Lie of All, and outsourced their personal initiative to the alleged Best and Brightest in high office and other positions of power, are among the worst off today.

        Those that did not, are the ones better off.

        Despite their erudition …
        And academic pedigree …
        The Best and the Brightest look instead
        Like a box of dim bulbs to me …

        https://www.facebook.com/notes/ritchie-the-riveter/dim-bulbs/140514325995655

        • ac287149

          Very observant, I think. “Outsourcing” is a bigger problem than we thought. It just occurred to me as I read your comment: could citizens’ attraction to Socialism be the result of thinking that the government’s duties are similar to a home contracting company or verizon wireless? Can someone be taught to think that? It’s an ‘I pay you money and you are obligated to give me (or others) personal services designed just for me’, kind of thing.
          Also, I have nothing against Harvard or Yale — didn’t go myself — but the government habitually picks leadership and staff from the Ivy leagues. We citizens have come to think that these people are far smarter than we are, and they always certainly agree with us. They’ have a great deal more power than we do, yet they are clearly no smarter than the rest of us (they merely have PhDs which mean plenty of nothing).

  • matinva

    YES!!! Put O’blahblah, America’s first black, Irish president, out on the speaking circuit earning Millions of dollars per year while his middle-class base squeaks by. Won’t be long before the hypocrisy gets nauseating.

    A vote for president doofuss is a vote for poverty!!

    All kidding aside, president (small p) Obama is the worst, most divisive president in history. His policies have led to increases in unemployment, food prices, gas prices(doubled and then some!), energy prices, healthcare costs and more. Housing prices, while slightly on the rise, are NOWHERE NEAR normal levels and borrowing has stagnated. Essentially, GROWTH as needed is nearly impossible.

    If you want MORE of what this educated derelict has brought you, vote Obama. If you would like some serious change and opportunity, vote Romney!

    If you’re a Democrat and you can’t swallow your stupid pride to vote for someone with a brain, then you deserve exactly what you got/get.

    • poljunkie

      I agree with you. AND add, if they cant vote for someone else due to party pride but have a change of heart in regards to Obama, STAY HOME.
      That will help a little.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/CSQSIMOWGG5IFQCQJF57S5TRAQ Jack Benimble

    Nice comeback!

  • Let See

    What a Dush! ‘I heard the president said . . .’? I don’t believe that you based your speech on a rummer. What if the president said what he said something differently? what if he is referring to something else? you ‘know’ ‘something’!
    Gosh your speech has no point at all with what the President said all in all. A fatherly word of advise, when you hear next time the president said something, ask for the copy of speech, study it, then call your speech writers, study it well [cause i have seen you run out of points many times], then . . . talk!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1065487140 Rich Teraci

      Pay attention. Obama said it. It wasn’t a rumor. Romney he didn’t see the video himself but it came back on his daily reports. I saw the video and you can too if you put minimal effort in and search.

      • Let See

        My point is not that Obama said it or not! what I am saying is Romney DID NOT hear it for himself. REMEMBER he is coating the PRESIDENT and his OPPONENT, and Romney is addressing the US if you can understand. All I am saying is he should be directly LISTENING and/or WATCHING if he has to use it for speech purposes.

        I didn’t say Obama didn’t say that, I just say he should have understood the context, had he listed to himself. Either ways, tell the ‘what should I say today’ Romney to put minimal effort in and search for it so he can SEE it himself! My Gosh, this guy is going to be ‘president’-God forbid!!

        • wodiej

          What school did you attend or are attending? I want to report your teachers for not teaching you how to spell and use proper grammar. I’m sure his advisers know what obama meant. In any case, obama will tell everyone later he misspoke or was taken out of context even when there is proof he wasn’t.

          • Let See

            My dear I’m not here 4 u 2 grade me on my spelling. There4, it doesn’t wash if you comment on my minor typing error. Please, have a life and up ur mind a little bit more than your Romney, who does the same – going between words error searching! that is why i said “the ‘what should i say today’ Romney”.

            Now to the point. Do you know what i meant when i said ‘context’? you don’t, do you? Cause you were in to finding errors. That’s what your mind does! cant see the big picture!

            So, this thing of ‘Washington from out side’ is there for maybe more than your life, i mean, if you have one. Ask a genuine grandpa, if you have one.

            That is why YOUR ROMNEY said it first before the President. I give you Romney’s words.

            And Romney said, on December 2007:

            “Probably my best capability is in building a good team and working with people within that team and across the aisle to get the job done, and I’m not trying to take away from somebody else. They may have their skills. Sen. McCain has been there in Washington 27 years. So he certainly has political skill, but I believe that at this time, to change Washington, it would be helpful to have somebody who comes with more private sector skill, experience outside Washington. I don’t think you change Washington from the inside. I think you change it from the outside.”

            So Please, call your dad and mom and let them read it for you.

            Now as you said ‘Obama will tell everyone later he misspoke or was taken out of context even when there is proof he wasn’t ‘. –Did you mean “ROMNEY will tell everyone later . . .”?

            ‘Proof’[as you said]
            http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2007/12/30/4429528-mitt-on-huck-mccain-ann

          • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

            Maybe he goes to school in Chicago, taught by those wonderful unionized teachers who care more about what’s in it for them than teaching the basics of spelling and reading.

        • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

          Strain strain strain .. strain those gnats!
          Then fling ‘em out, see if they’ll stick
          From wherever you’re at …
          As you swallow camels of dysfunction
          ‘Till your belly’s fat …
          Strain strain strain …. strain those gnats!

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      Obama’s a rummer? Well I guess next comes sodomy and the lash.

  • JDStill

    Outstanding! let’s show all the radicals the door!

    • descender

      I agree, these right wing extremists that hijacked our congress last election need to be shown the door.

  • kamiller42

    I wish he would plug the need for a Republican house and senate from time to time. This seemed an opportune time.

    Nice response though. Showing some fire in the belly.

  • republicrats_democrans

    Really? Where’s the gaffe? The message is clear that voters must communicate what they want to their representatives in order to change Washington. Sorry to break the bad news as many of you love to portray the man in office as a socialist dictator (notice that you are still alive and not in the gulag? Not exactly the calling card of a socialist dictator, but i digress), this is the difference between a dictatorship and a representative government, the will of the people vs the will of a dictator. The nonsense being propagated here just reinforces my theory that politcal science 101 should be mandatory high school curriculum before a student reaches legal voting age. Your guy blew it, the super pacs are abandoning him and pushing for congress now. I suggest all you “conservatives” read about Abe Lincoln (noting values and philosophy) and reel your party in before it is even further hijacked by those who are allied to your party for it’s tax policy alone. We all suffer when special interests decide to flex their multi-billion dollar muscle in the name of a trivial minority of people. The GOP is harboring economic terrorists, not it’s fault, if the left was the party of no taxation they would all be democrats (as they were pre-Nixon era more so for racial post Civil War reasoning, but again, I digress).

    • Obama Hates America

      You are silly. I bet you’re one of the leeches who supports Obamacare because you think you will get something for nothing. Take an Economics 101 course. It will change your life.

      • republicrats_democrans

        Great argument, I bet you are a member of the middle class that supports Romney, the guy who invented Obamacare.

        • Obama Hates America

          Yep, I am a middle-class Romney supporter. And when Romney signs the Congressional repeal of Obamacare in early 2013, I will remember you and your destructive dreams of Universal Welfare. And I was very serious about you taking an Econ 101 course. You really need it.

          • descender

            Child, you do realize that “obamacare” is a republican health care plan from the 90’s… right?

            Get an education. You really need it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IDAKYMXLZIRLMLGEZJXV3AOO7E Vorlath

      Romney is winning.

      Obama is a socialist. He said he’s for redistribution. His actions speak far louder than any of his point blank words that are perpetually out of context. It’s not his words, but Obama that is out of context.

      • republicrats_democrans

        So a guy who falls in the political spectrum farther right than Bill Clinton (jokingly referred to as the last great republican president by my poli sci professor), but has been pushed away by the right to paint this reality that you are echoing is a socialist? Tell me where Romney is not a socialist? Was it in the 30.6 million dollar bailout he got in 1990? Maybe it was when he devised and implemented Romneycare in MA? Socialism exists in all societies (Socialism, society, social being the root word of both), I know that is a hard pill to swallow, but socialism started with the pilgrims and has not ended yet, nor will it until we all say every man for themselves and fall in to complete savage anarchy. Socialism is why we have roads, telephone, the internet, public education, police departments, fire departments, a military, and so on. I too believe in redistribution, Reagan believed in redistribution, he called it trickle down economics, he redistributed the wealth to the wealthy who invested it outside of this country. All these arguments are real and the only thing that will convince you folks pounding your drums in the Faux News echo chamber will be a worst case scenario, let Romney rig the tax code even heavier toward the wealthy as he has indicated he will do and see what happens. Ugh, why do I even try to convince you folks. I feel like I am trying to explain the theory of relativity to a kindergarten student.

        • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

          Phuleeze … Progressive socialism has been with us for only about a century, and it … like the merely communal Puritan society … is unsustainable.

          Socialism is why we have roads, telephone, the internet, public education, police departments, fire departments, a military, and so on.

          Uh, no … military and police are part of government’s legitimate mission: to secure our unalienable rights. Public education wasn’t socialist until Progressives hijacked it and engaged the Federal government to control it … and like fire protection, it was primarily a local function before the Dept. of Ed. was created. And telecom was invented by the private sector, sold by private companies as infrastructure that initially benefited from government regulation … regulation that by and large has fallen by the wayside in favor of free-market economics today.

          Trickle-down worked, for everyone who exercised the initiative to maximize their value in the marketplace. OTOH, it didn’t work so well for those who stood by and “outsourced” their initiative to government or unions, looking for these “experts” to secure raise after raise for the same work in the same place for a lifetime.

          That “outsourcing” of our personal initiative to such “experts” is the most damning legacy of Progressive ideology … it is the FUNDAMENTAL problem we have in this nation, in my view … all our other problems, from the debt to dysfunctions in health care and housing, are mere symptoms of this fundamental flaw.

          And Progressives OWN that flaw.

          • descender

            Come, be a part of society. Stop pretending that “freedom” is the ultimate goal in life.

            • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

              I am already part of society … a society that started out believing this, to the point they pledged their lives/fortunes/honor to establish it:

              We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

              The society you seek to maintain today has us subordinating those rights to the diktats of a few you consider our Best and Brightest, as though they are so omniscient that they can establish Happiness FOR each of us as part of a “greater good”. But what that society has done is suppress what has historically been America’s ace-in-the-hole with respect to maintaining prosperity and security – personal initiative – in the eyes of millions of her citizens.

              And this nation is suffering for it. That is why I seek to return it to the founding principles delineated above.

              https://www.facebook.com/notes/ritchie-the-riveter/outsourcing-is-the-problem-but-not-the-way-you-might-think/416571378389947

        • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

          You wouldn’t recognize where the political center is if it drove clear over to the left and slapped you.

          No worries. This failure of the left to fundamentally totalitarianize America will soon become a closed chapter of shame, right along with the embarrassment of slavery.

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      The economic terror is the multiple trillions President Obama and Democrats in Congress added to the national debt in a short span of time.

      The economic terror is the largest tax increase in history, which is slated to hit millions of middle class families, in the form of Obamacare.

      The economic terror is Obama and Democrats who passed his signature bill taking billions of dollars from seniors and disabled citizens’ medicare coverage to fund Obamacare.

      The economic terror is the man in the White House putting a long moratorium on drilling oil and has done his best to shut down the coal industry, causing many jobs to be lost, etc..

      The economic terror is President Obama would rather keep spending America in a tail spin than compromise on not raising taxes on those (many of them job creators) he feels should be made to pay an even higher burden of the tax load than the large percentage of their own income they already are paying the government.

      The economic terror is the money the Obama administration has been funneling to those in the Middle East who hate America, “the great satan” as well as funneling American tax dollars, part of the ‘stimulus’ money to China for solar panels.

      President Obama has usurped the role of Congress with executive order and overstepped his authority (for example, when it comes to illegal aliens). He did not go to Congress as he should have before taking action of war in Libya, an impeachable offense. He has dictated to people of conscience they must pay for abortion causing pills for those who work for them if they want them. He has dictated that money must be paid to help fund abortions by taxpayers.

      There are many who count themselves conservative Republicans who are ‘socially conservative’ as well. But sadly, America in general is far from God and her morality has gone by the wayside in many aspects and this is reflected in what America tolerates.

    • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

      Democrats were not for “no” taxation. Kennedy wanted to lower taxes because he wasn’t a believer in Keynes. Clearly you “digress” so frequently because making up history is hard.

      Why make such a big deal out of political “science,” but struggle with plain old logic?

  • Aaron1960

    It’s yours to lose Mitt! We want you to win but, don’t count on anyone out side of you & those you manage to help you. Beat the media, you beat Obama as a plus!

  • The Beagle Nose

    Whoopee!!! Romney is fired up, keep it up Mitt !
    Romney/Ryan 2012

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Edward-Boothe/100001568145459 Edward Boothe

    How many hundred trillion dollars do you have in your bank account? The country of Zimbabwe is now printing $100,000,000,000,000 notes because of their lack of fiscal discipline, which led to bankruptcy, which in turn led to hyperinflation, and when this happened in Germany, people needed a wheel-barrow to carry enough Reich Marks to buy a loaf of bread.

    Thanks to Barrack Hussein Obama borrowing 41 cents on every dollar we spend, we are on the same path as Zimbabwe. He is in the process of bankrupting this country, because he cannot increase the wealth of poorer nations, he is going to bring ours down to their level, since that is the only way he can make everyone equal. I am sure he will find a way to hold on to his $10,000,000 he has probably already converted it to gold bars.

    Our credit rating was AAA in 2009; it was then downgraded to AA and now to AA-. During this time period the US went from the most influential country to the world to the 7th most influential. Please, I beg of you, Get Barrack Hussein Obama out of the White House before he succeeds in destroying our country.

    If he is reelected for four more years he will succeed in what he is trying to do, and any money you have in the bank, in your 401K, stock market, CD’s, or bonds will be worthless.

    At this point people will be living in their cars and eating in a soup kitchen, there will be rioting in the streets like you see in Egypt, and you can say goodbye to your beloved country forever. Is this what you want your children and grandchildren? It will be your choice in less than two months.

    Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have a plan to get spending under control, make us energy independent, and save this great nation fiscally and morally. Please give them a chance to do it. Obama has had his chance and he failed. There was an abundance of change, but now no hope. As Clint said sometimes when someone is not doing their job you just have to let them go, before they destroy your country. If he is reelected we will be bankrupt before 2016, and at that time the dollar will be WORTHLESS. If you have two minutes to spare please go to this link below and notice that the three steps we must take are what Paul Ryan has been advocating for years. THIS IS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH.
    http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/EW5IdwltaAc?rel=0

    • descender

      Your lack of ability to admit that time existed before 2009 IS A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH. Lack of proper information, choosing the facts your believe and basically burying your head in the sand is what caused all of these incompetent tea party republican’ts elected 2 years ago, and it has caused nothing but childish bickering in the public square.

      Right wing CONSERVATIVES need to get their message out, because it’s being drowned out by the right wing extremists.

      Extremists that are no better than the people we are supposed fighting overseas.

  • Eric Tyson

    Romney Economics: My Days at Bain & Company with Mitt Romney, Founding CEO of Bain Capital

    http://erictyson.com/articles/20120113

    Eric Tyson

    Best-selling author of Personal Finance for Dummies

    • http://www.facebook.com/joan.lussier.9 Joan Lussier

      That is a great link. So who were the Dummies, Newt Or Rick Perry?
      Just an example of why we should have picked MItt.

      You should post it every where!! I certainly will. GO MITTT!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6DF5HHH5FIPAPKO7HRMLNL44AA MJ

    How sweet it is…Obama is clearly over his head, and there is no way his handlers will be able to spin this debacle…I cannot wait for the debates, I hope Romney tears him a new one, should be fairly simple to do as Obama will not have his teleprompter telling him what to say.

  • brodave

    Obama and his Democrats are Toast!

    Landslide GOP Victory in November!

  • FirstEqual

    Go for it, Mitt!
    In January 2013, Obama can go FORWARD, right out the front door of the White House, all the way to his new mansion in Hawaii.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/3GA7QIIEVJBRFYWOGACOLEGXB4 head honch

      Right out of the WH and right into the UN. This man is not going anywhere until America is a third world dictatorship controlled by the UN

  • http://twitter.com/sarah_the_bell sarah

    Polls say otherwise, Willard.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000679899592 John Bohler

      Most of the recent polls over sample democrats by double digits and its still a tie, so i wouldn’t place all your hopes on them. :P

    • wodiej

      what polls? lol….they are weighted for Dems. Romney is actually tied or ahead in swing states. Say goodnight.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3GA7QIIEVJBRFYWOGACOLEGXB4 head honch

    Everyone should think a little deeper on his comment, it lets you into his mind a little.
    What he is saying is that he cant change Washington from the inside like he wants to but will be able to change it once he is out of the WH and into the UN. Once this man gets into the UN America is toast!
    And for all you liberals backing this demon by saying, oh my dear leader only meant that votes can change washington….you are fooling yourselves. peoples vote doesnt mean jack for Washington

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NE2YMAQAJELVOMOEPWASDTYHR4 Einstien

    Dems made America lose Vietnam. They weakened our resolve and spat on our sons and daughters returning from war.

    Now with war in the middle east looming because of Obama’s and Hillary’s incompetence in foreign affairs, do we really want Dems in office that would betray American soldiers again?

    • descender

      Who betrayed American soldiers? BUSH did, by sending them into an illegal war based on a complete fabrication against Iraq? Yes he did.

      Who brought a ton of them home so far? Obama did.

      Who is doing a better job “for the soldiers”? Clearly Obama.

      Get your head straight.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Genco/100000335890150 Richard Genco

    This is the first and only time I would agree with Obama. Will never change Washington ’til we get rid of the lobbyists who really run this country. Everything is for sale now.

    • wodiej

      And how do we get rid of lobbyists? By changing the way things are done in DC on the INSIDE.

    • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

      And the way you do that … is stop looking to government to solve so many of our problems FOR us, as Progressives like Mr. Obama have encouraged us to do for decades.

      Return the Federal Government to its limited, legitimate mission … the tasks that directly pertain to securing our unalienable rights … and the amount of influence available for peddling will greatly diminish.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/P6OZTT6ZDDENKSCWHXYAKSE6XA s37en

    keep the ball rolling, keep reminding the educated of his failures. dont let obama brainwash more people. none of the 47% will ever listen to anything you have to say anyways. the 47% doesnt even know who the VP is. much less who is actually destroying our country. REID PEOLSI> FRANK< they counldnt even tell you who eric should be fired holder is. pathetic 47% of free loaders if only they had motivation to be something.

    • wodiej

      that reminds me during the 08 election, a reporter went out and asked obama supporters who his VP was. I kid you not….some said Sarah Palin. They didn’t know who his VP was but they had heard about the supposed $50k wardrobe and some other nonsensical “news”. They also did not know who Pelosi or Reid was.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joan.lussier.9 Joan Lussier

      That is so true. I posted that a while back. My sister was talking to a lady in her
      50’s in Calif. She did not know who the VP was. God forbid, and these are the people who vote.

  • http://twitter.com/snowcloud79 Diane

    God Bless ya, Mitt!! GET ‘EM!! FIGHT LIKE OUR LIVES DEPEND ON IT BECAUSE IT DOES!!

    Sorry about the CAPS but, yes, I’m yelling.

  • Mignon Mallon

    Woaaa! Who is this fired up fellow?
    I like it.-)

  • mimsycat

    I hear that obummer has already gotten a head start on a new home in Hawaii to be ready in 2013. It is great he will be so far away from our mainland. Maybe it will give him more time to find his birth certificate. Stay in Hawaii Obummer and away from the rest of us. They love you there anyhow.

  • Independant_Voter

    Go to the Obama store and you will see the new SURRENDER FLAG he made.

    He was even nice (or narcissistic) enough to put his logo on it!

  • http://www.gopagan.com/ GOPagan

    That was the first thing that occurred to me when I heard the Obama quote. “Can’t change it from the inside? We’ll be happy to oblige…”

    • http://twitter.com/snowcloud79 Diane

      I doubt BO can change it from San Quentin, cause that’s where he belongs!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.lofland.5 Mike Lofland

    Obama admits he cannot change Washinton from the inside, So Mitt come November is going to give Obama the opportunity to change it from the OUTSIDE!!!!!!

    GO MITT! GO MITT!

  • http://www.facebook.com/anne.daniels.904 Anne Daniels

    Obama finally admits he’s incompetent. A man’s got to know his limitations.

    • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

      Ah, Callahan’s Principle of Leadership … A man’s got to know his limitations.

      Problem is, Mr. Obama has not totally embraced it yet … for embracing this principle would require him to reject the Progressive delusions of human omniscience and inherent virtue.

  • apoorcitizen

    Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! As usual Romney can’t get it right! In over his head!

    • DebbyX

      If you’re “apoorcitizen” it’s likely because we’ve been living in obamaworld for the past three and a half years.

      WAKE UP!!

  • paprtowl

    yes, obama has changed washington from the inside, and the media also. do you want 4 more years of this?

    • actionsspeaklouder

      Good God no.

  • Obama Hates America

    Tell that Kenyan, Mitt! The American people are with you!

  • unomas712

    Wonder how the MSM will spin this one! Go Mitt!! Keep speaking from the heart because it’s the truth and we know it. Obama is still blaming a video for the love of God! I just shake my head, with the economy in the tank, QE3 on the move, food stamps and poverty at record levels, a new American flag on the way…I say send Obama and the media all packing at once. I want my country back!!

  • jockstrap1234

    This is the ROMNEY we so deparately need !!!!!!

  • Stlouislaxbrosdad

    Having read all of the over 100 comments before this, I can tell all of you that in the past four years I have come to fear my government. I never ever thought I would say that. I have always thought of our country as being a strong country… that loves freedom and its people.

    Instead… I see a current administration that constantly takes away freedoms…that constantly lies to us… that tells us something is one way when it knows that we have listened to the tape with our own ears…as if we are stupid.

    I think of my kids…and what the future holds for them..and I fear for them. I think of my Dad and how Obamacare will ration care.. and tell him he is too old for some medical procedure… not because some Dr. says so..but because a leftist in Washington says so.

    I wouldn’t be worth it as a man if I didn’t fight for my family…and for the way America used to be.

    Our country is on the wrong path..and we all know it. It is time to fire Obama..and move in a positive direction… one where we can all be proud and say better days are ahead.

    • descender

      You didn’t fear it in 2001 when they stole basically all of your personal freedoms from you?

      “I see a current administration that constantly takes away freedoms” See Bush – Patriot Act.

      ” I think of my Dad and how Obamacare will ration care” Not even true.

      Honestly. Get a clue!

  • wodiej

    Oh yeah, that’s what Gov. Romney needs to be more like. Get fired up!! That was really good.

  • Juan_Rico

    He needs to keep this up all the way until November.

    Keep the faith Mitt, we’re all behind you. Don’t give this guy an inch.

  • Rich K

    Too bad most people dont pay attention to this stuff or the landslide would be bigger.

  • Scott Huntington

    Sorry to burst everyone’s bubble but Mitt is debating himself from 2007. Here’s Mitt’s “I can’t change Washington from the inside” hypocritical moment exposed… for the record:

    “Probably my best capability is in building a good team and working with people within that team and across the aisle to get the job done, and I’m not trying to take away from somebody else. They may have their skills. Sen. McCain has been there in Washington 27 years. So he certainly has political skill, but I believe that at this time, to change Washington, it would be helpful to have somebody who comes with more private sector skill, experience outside Washington. I don’t think you change Washington from the inside. I think you change it from the outside.”

    • joyfulgiver

      He’s talking about an “Outsider” changing that which is on the inside. A businessman not a life time politician. Romney is an outsider, he has experience running, building, restoring businesses. That’s the type of person we need inside Washington. Not the kind that wants to “Fundamentally Change America”.

    • https://www.facebook.com/ritchietheriveter Ritchie The Riveter

      Not hypocritical at all. Nice try … but your simplistic comparison of similarly-worded phrases misses a lot of the meaning behind them.

      Mr. Romney’s approach is to bring what works from the outside, into DC, which is what he’s talking about in your quote.

      Mr. Obama brought the Chicago Machine insider’s attitude to DC; he expected to be able to execute the same kind of strong-arm/wheeling-and-dealing “change” as he experienced and implemented in Chicago.

      He expected DC to bend to his will … and to some degree, it did, until those pesky Tea Partiers put the GOP back into control of the House. Now the Democratic coalition has been showing some cracks.

      Today, Mr. Romney reminded us that Mr. Obama promised us “change”, has failed to deliver, and admitted as such today … and that Mr. Obama needs to get outside and, from that perspective, try to change it there … while Mr. Romney brings some of the outside into the Oval Office to push for change in DC.

      Of course Mr. Romney’s being nice … it will take a Damascus moment for Mr. Obama to change his class-warrior ideology.

    • Mike Lee

      Comprehension problems? Let me explain it to you slowly, so you’ll understand, mkay? Mitt is an OUTSIDER who will go to DC and change things on the inside. Got it?

      • descender

        Comprehension problems? That’s exactly what Obama said above.

    • Wisewoman2

      He was running against McCain an insider. He clearly meant an outside person like him instead of McCain who had been in Washington forever would be better for the country .

    • spottedreptile

      Ah, the concern troll whose first phrase is always “sorry . . . . . but,”

      Always ignore everything before the but.

      No bubbles were burst. We know what he said and what he meant.

  • shelldoll2

    Now that’s what we need to hear! Someone who is telling us what they can do. Not what they can’t do!

  • MrRolco

    Romney Rules !

  • http://twitter.com/FlyoverRed CarolK

    Love it! obummer couldn’t change it from the outside (admitted that as a community organizer) and now admits he can’t change DC from the inside. So basically he’s a failure anyway you look at it.

  • Reckoner_3

    Seems fired up romney the business man,

    Romney should continue his “inevitability” campaign that they used in the primaries….that beat the Republican voter blocs into submission….(to my chagrin)

    He needs a bumper sticker and slogan for the middle, and non-partisan voters…unsure, of who to elect…


    “President Romney. . .I can get used to that”

    come on seal the deal… kick Obama out.

  • aleddie1

    Obumbo got endorsements from:
    Putin, Chicoms, Castro, Chavez.
    Does anyone know why?

    • rich wojcik

      let me quote him from one of his speeches: “I am one of them”

  • Mike Lee

    Dear Mitt: It’s a) throw in the towel OR b) wave the white flag of surrender. lol. But it’s nice to see Mitt being ANIMATED. Stop being so nice Mitt. FIGHT!!! Take on the MSM when they attack you. When I watched that press conference w/ the media where they all ganged up on him, why was he taking it? Why being so respectful? He should have HAMMERED the media for being such fools.

  • bb_959

    When Did Holder Find Out About The Fast-N-Furious Ordeal? Before The White House Letter Stating There Were No American Guns Involved (Found) At The Site Of Border Agent Terry’s body.. This Hic-Cup OverSite As To When Holder Knew, Also Who Wrote The Above Said W.H. Statment. Who Signed Off On It? Also, Why Did Holder Say That ‘We Will Have A Constitutional MeltDown Or Crisis If We Follow Through On This” For? So You Want Me To Believe That You Now What A Year + Later You Decide To Do An Investigation Into His Death. Now, my oh my, u r fast: Like In FAST-N-FURIOUS Up To A ObamaGate Thing Concerning The Illegal Alien In The White House. For This ‘Smoke & Millors’ Trick? Ha! That You Want Me To Believe. No, Cause It’s Only A Lie Covering Another Lie. No Lies For Me Please. Dono Think So… No So Why Did You Have To Hide Behind ObaMaos’ Skirt Of Presidential Privledges For?

  • http://twitter.com/Lillyfield2 Cherry Lillyfield

    yawn……

  • JohnBarry2012

    That’s exhilarating! The best defense is a good offense. BOOM!

  • BHliberty

    Now that’s the spirit Governor Romney! Pound on him hard, ignore the punditry, the attacks from the left, and tell the truth! Tell the American people what we want to hear: unemployment over 8% for 43 straight months, $16 Trillion in debt (and climbing), $800billion surplus (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) which Obama promised would lower unemployment, gasoline has now experienced a 100% increase per gallon in the last 3 years, Obamacare is slated to cost the US taxpayer $1.5 trillion more in Federal spending and increase taxes for the middle income, an Ambassador is dead and a huge uprising in the Middle East is occurring as we speak, and I could go on and on!

    It’s time to tell us that President Obama has hurt every American in this country and I agree, he needs to be a Washington Outsider!

    • hbnolikeee

      Don’t forget about our allies that they have thrown under the bus.

  • TheMogabi

    This is the passion and energy Romney needs to have through Election Day if he is to win.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dave-Kawasaki/1798183858 Dave Kawasaki

    hee hee hee

  • http://twitter.com/Alvin691 Alvin691

    Actually, the thought of Obama working from outside Washington is a little scarey. Imagine him using his contacts to rile up occupy and us unions to bring commerce to a halt.

    • poljunkie

      I love the empty chair.

    • spottedreptile

      He won’t bother. I truly think his heart’s not in it anymore. He’ll revel in his Presidential Library and the speech circuit, but he won’t want to do any more real work, it’s too tiring dontcha know.

      • kong1967

        Before he ran for office he never did any real work. A community organizer basically shakes down businesses, banks, and Congress. He’s a crook.

        Since he’s been in office he hasn’t done his job(s). As an Illinois Senator he voted “present” in a massive percentage of the votes. In the U.S. Senate he was only there for not much more than a few weeks before he ran for President. As President, he gives a speech, goes on vacation….gives a speech, goes on vacation. He doesn’t meet with his jobs board, and he doesn’t go to his intelligence briefings.

        Obama is a joke.

        • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

          Well, but he does love running his mouth at the podium.

          • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

            Of course, the Obama speech-making idiot savant needs a team to operate him.

            You know: teleprompter, podium with logo, fainting audience members, etc.

            • kong1967

              Lol, of course. Don’t forget the biggest team of all provided for free. The MSM.

  • Dick Parker

    Easy does it, you guys.. Romney will wipe the floor with Obama in the debates and this the MSM knows. They’re off the wall trying to cripple Romney beforehand….. ain’t gonna happen….. Landslide!

    • rich wojcik

      YES!!! ………………..40/10 LANDSLIDE without DNC cheating…
      30/20 with

    • kong1967

      I hope so, but don’t forget the moderators are all liberals in every debate. You know the questions will be tailored for Obama.

  • hbnolikeee

    This is the best speech I’ve heard from Mitt. He needs to distribute this speech now and keep it getting viewed on TV ads and the net. “We can do this”!

  • http://treeofmamre.wordpress.com/ John Scotus

    Indeed. Obama’s remark is an admission of incompetence.

  • rich wojcik

    FuBar Ack may cut the grass around our WH starting Nov. 13…

    • kong1967

      The only thing he will be useful for is if we drag him on the ground for fertilizer.

  • mike3e4r7

    Wow!! He actually sounds like a man withe passion. I love it! I’ve never heard Mitt talk like this before. He sounded angry. I’m glad he’s angry. Angry and focuses. Keep it up all the way to the finish line, Mitt!!

    • kong1967

      He sounded excited to me, like he can’t believe Obama’s giving him so much to work with.

      • mike3e4r7

        Hee Hee! That is true!

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    Wow. This article sure brought out the Obamabots.

    I guess they’re here for the education they missed in government-run schools.

  • spottedreptile

    I honestly think Mitt’s far, far better off the cuff than speaking scripted remarks. He has more passion, more belief and he is more convincing. You can hear the ring of truth.

    I just wish he would do it more. That was a great response to O’s brain-fade. More, faster, please.

  • kong1967

    I love it.

    I am leery about making the claim that he will get Democrats and Republcans to work together. I don’t believe it and it won’t be his fault. Dems want to spend spend spend, and if you work with that we will continue to collapse. Screw the Dems. Tell them to sit on the back of the bus like Obama told us. Lock them out of procedings like they did to us. Refuse to let them participate or make any amendments to bills like they did to us.

    Let the corrupt communists have a taste of their own medicine. It needs to be done or we will compromise saving the nation.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    For all the O-Bots who’ve dropped by to tell us about the polls…

    HaHaHaHa!

    #TRENDING

  • RJ67inCT

    Romney himself said the same thing in 2007! Hahaha… master flip flopper…!

  • Clevername1234

    I like the fact that Mitt will at least throw a punch, that sure beats McCain.

  • Cornelis Lamb

    Doesn’t Romney’s response to Obama’s “can’t change Washington from the inside” come off as being used out of context?

  • bobemakk

    Obama didn’t have his teleprompter that day so he forgot that change starts from the inside. I hope Romney trashes him in the debates, I can’t wait to see Obama stuttering and spinning the answers.

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  • Red Blues

    Don’t mind him… the voices he’s hearing will stop as soon as his meds arrive from the pharmacy.

  • repubboy

    Obama, all show no go.. except when he issues executive orders bypassing Congress That’s what our clown in chief thinks about “outside of Washington” He can’t do it the proper way so he “pens” it in and Its a new law.. that sh..! has got to stop. These executive orders need to be addressed by the Romney people, The voter needs to be reminded of “Lawlessness of this POTUS”.