Saturday, November 3, 2012
THE FINAL ARGUMENT: WHY ROMNEY MUST GO DOWN - OBAMA AND DEMS WIN BIG
A couple of Woody Guthrie tunes:
This Land is Your Land
Mitt Romney has proven himself to those of us who follow politics closely, Republican and Democrat, to be untrustworthy, unsavory, inconsistent, unlikable, unpredictable and immoral. Barack Obama has proven himself to those of us who follow politics closely, Republican (just ask NJ Governor Chris Christie) and Democrat, to be trustworthy, classy, consistent, likable, consistent and moral.
The Republican voters this year were willing to put such questionable candidates ahead of Romney in the polls as Michelle Bachmann –who might just lose her own House race next Tuesday—Herman ‘999’ Cain, cheatin’ and fired as speaker over a decade ago by his own Party Newt Gingrich, Senator “I lost my last Senate race by 18 points” Rick Santorum, Governor Rick “I’m sorry, I can’t remember” which cabinet departments I wanna eliminate” Perry, and even the Donald “You’re fired” Trump—All held leads on Romney during this year’s Republican primary even though they knew Romney well, since he’s already been running for President for 6 or more years. And let’s not forget that his own party rejected him resoundingly in 2008 as well.
The first half (over 30 minutes each)
of the Romney 47% tapes--
Mitt Romney when
he thinks nobody but
rich pals are looking.
The second half of this damning video of a sick candidate.
Romney was the signer of the most progressive Health Care Act among the states in the Union when he was governor of Mass. but then lied about his support of the Obamacare bill during its consideration in Congress to win both the primary and the general election. He inherited millions from his father, also a failed Presidential candidate and ex-governor who wound up a Nixon lackey, George Romney, all the while calling himself a businessman. All he did was take his inherited millions and when other questionable money-schemers approached him, he took title as head of Bain Capital which was and is a company which produces nothing tangible, but uses questionable practices to enrich its owners a la Bernie Madoff, throws American workers out of work and outsources jobs overseas. Romney refuses to release tax records, even though we know he has questionable personal assets hidden in overseas accounts, including the Cayman Islands.
He has lied consistently about his stands on issues in addition to Health Care—now known as the biggest flip flopping candidate of all time—he’s reversed his position on FEMA most notably recently (which he’s wanted sent to the states and/or privatized until Sandy), on Medicare (he DOES want it put onto the stock market as he does the SS trust fund, make NO mistake about that), about eliminating the Department of Education and more.
He strapped his own dog onto the top of his car and drove to Canada from Boston, and when the frightened pooch had diarrhea he just pulled over, wiped off his station wagon and proceed on his way with the pup strapped on top! OMG! No morality whatsoever. It is no wonder that a guy as sick as this has no ability to interact with people on a personal level.
His policies are aimed at enriching rich folk, and coming down on the disabled, our veterans, the poor, hungry, kids and elderly. The famous ‘47%’ tape says it all. THAT, click the link here, shows the TRUE Mitt Romney. It’s no wonder the Republican Party twisted itself into a pretzel trying to find somebody, anybody, besides Romney this year.
On the other hand, Barack Obama breezed to his second Democratic Party nomination uncontested for all the opposite reasons. Barack never led a ‘venture capital’ company before his political career. He chose instead to sacrifice, a licensed attorney choosing to invest his time helping folks on the hard streets of Chicago. A brilliant mind, he taught law at the prestigious University of Chicago Law School after earning a Harvard Law degree and serving as editor of the Harvard Law Review. He then went to the state Senate and was re-elected and served 10 years before going to the U.S. Senate and then to the U.S. Presidency winning the Democratic Party nomination in an epic primary between himself—the first black American President and the first seriously likely to win woman candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton and then beating an American war hero for the general election victory. He has since not only been able to mend fences with the Clintons, they are clearly friends as individuals and as two amazing couples and he knew Secretary Clinton would lead the State Department as nobody else could.
He has named TWO women with great credentials to the Supreme Court, and needs the chance to modify that Court, as all serious Court observers are frightened by the Roberts’ Court, and the prospects of an even more reactionary Court if Romney succeeds. The ridiculous amount of cash poured into this election is THE result of this Court and its Citizens’ United decision, which can only be overturned by changing the membership of the Court in the ways that Barack has proven that he will.
The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Romney sez if you ain't got the
"Do Re Mi"
He isn't responsible forya.
Barack has proven he can deal with the likes of potential foes like Vladimir Putin, compelling him to sign a verifiable first-ever Strategic Arms REDUCTION Treaty. He’s ended the war in Iraq. The war in Afghanistan will be over next year. War is less likely with Nobel Peace Laureate Barack Obama. We have GOOD ties with NATO and all our allies, which were strained beyond belief under the last Republican administration just 4 years ago. Osama Bin Laden is dead and Al Quaeda has been rendered impotent.
‘The Great Recession’ is over and 32 straight months of private sector job growth has been enabled by Obama policies. More needs to be done, and Bill Clinton enthusiastically says Barack is tie man for that job. Independent NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg made the same decision, endorsing Barack just this week as his city is struggling to rebound from Hurricane Sandy.
About.com summarized Barack’s SPECIFIC plans for the coming 4 years and the U.S. economy as follows:
-1,000 Tax Cut for Middle Class American Families
Obama and Biden will cut income taxes by $1,000 for working families, because the economy needs to be revitalized from the bottom up, not top down.
Obama and Biden will enact a windfall profits tax on excessive oil company profits to give American families an immediate $1,000 emergency energy rebate to help families pay rising bills. Read more.
-Create Jobs through Fair Trade
Obama and Biden believe that trade with foreign nations should create American jobs, not send them overseas. They will stand firm against agreements that undermine our economic security.
-Create 5 Million Green Jobs
Obama and Biden believe that we should invest in innovation and manufacturing jobs in the growing clean energy market, freeing us from our dependence on foreign oil within a decade and creating 5 million green jobs.
-New Jobs Through National Infrastructure Investment
Obama and Biden believe that rebuilding our highways, bridges, roads, ports, air, and train systems will create jobs, ensure safety, and bolster our long-term competitiveness.
-Technology, Innovation and Creating Jobs
Obama and Biden will increase federal support for research, technology and innovation for companies and universities so that American workers can lead the world in cutting edge jobs and products.
-Support Small Business
Obama and Biden will level the playing field for small business by eliminating all capital gains taxes on start-up and small businesses.
Obama and Biden will strengthen the ability of workers to organize for good wages, healthcare, and secure pensions. Obama and Biden will fight for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act.
Obama and Biden will ensure that labor appointees support workers' rights and will work to ban the permanent replacement of striking workers. Obama and Biden will also increase the minimum wage and make sure it remains a real wage year over year.
-Protect Homeownership and Crack Down on Mortgage Fraud
Obama and Biden will crack down on fraudulent brokers and lenders. They will make sure homebuyers have honest and complete information about their mortgage options, and they will give a tax credit to all middle-class homeowners.
-Address Predatory Credit Card Practices
Obama and Biden will establish a five-star rating system so that every consumer knows the risk involved in credit card borrowing.
They will establish a Credit Card Bill of Rights to stop credit card companies from exploiting consumers with unfair practices.
-Reform Bankruptcy Laws
Obama and Biden will reform our bankruptcy laws to protect working people, to ban executive bonuses for bankrupt companies, and to require disclosure of all pension investments.
In the second Presidential Debate, President Obama hammered the economic point
home when he stymied Governor Romney with his knowledge of the issue and answers for the future when he said to Romney and the audience: ““Governor Romney says he’s got a five-point plan. Governor Romney doesn’t have a five-point plan. He has a one-point plan. And that plan is to make sure that folks on the top play by a different set of rules. That’s been his philosophy in the private sector, that’s been his philosophy as governor, that’s been his philosophy as a presidential candidate.”
President Obama has a plan. Let’s let him have at it for FOUR MORE YEARS!