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Mitt Romney: President Obama has 'failed' the American people



Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney addressed a gathering of conservatives in Washington today. Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney derided President Barack Obama for having "failed" to deliver on the promises of his administration and sought to paint Republican obstruction as a beneficial thing for the country in a speech today at a gathering of conservatives in Washington.

"President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and their team have failed the American people, and that is why their majority will soon be out the door," Romney told the audience at the CPAC conference, an annual get-together of conservative activists and leaders.

In the speech, an early copy of which the Fix obtained, Romney used the word "fail" no fewer than a dozen times to describe the shortcomings of the current president and the opportunity before Republicans. "The people of America are looking to conservatives for leadership, and we must not fail them," Romney said.

The main thrust of Romney's "failure" argument focused on the idea President had taken his eye off the ball in the early days of 2009, choosing priorities out of step with the American public.

"[Obama's] energy should have been focused on fixing the economy and creating jobs and to succeeding in our fight against radical violent jihad," said Romney. "Instead, he applied his time and political capital to his ill-conceived heath care takeover and to building his personal popularity in foreign countries. He failed to focus, and so he failed."

Romney's indictment of the Obama Administration is rightly regarded as one of the first salvos of the 2012 presidential race. The former Massachusetts Governor has made little secret of his plans to run for the Republican nomination in two years time -- following his unsuccessful primary bid in 2008 -- and has been laying the financial and organizational groundwork for such a bid for quite some time.

And, Romney sounded every bit the leader of his party in the speech, defending the policies of former President George W. Bush -- "I am convinced that history will judge President Bush far more kindly," he said -- and pushing back on the idea that Republicans are the "party of no", more willing to obstruct than do work for the American people. (The speech also had the well-choreographed feel of Romney's events during the 2008 campaign -- right down to his surprise introduction by new Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown.)

"It is right and praiseworthy to say no to bad things," Romney argued, noting that Republican opposition to cap and trade, the Employee Free Choice Act and "government health care" were in line with the opposition of the American people to such proposals. "You see, we conservatives don't have a corner on saying 'no'", Romney said. "We're just the ones who say it when it is the right thing to do."

Romney also outlined -- albeit briefly -- his own governing vision based on three thematic pillars: strengthening the economy, strengthening security and strengthening the family. (Close observers of Romney's rhetoric that these three pillars once made up his three-legged stool during the 2008 campaign.)

On the economy specifically, Romney proposed cutting taxes, making the dollar stronger and "opening markets to America goods" and, broadly, encouraging invention and innovation in the private sector.

"We will insist on greatness from every one of our citizens and rather than apologizing for who we are or for what we have accomplished, we will celebrate our nation's strength and goodness," Romney said at the speech's close.

By Chris Cillizza  |  February 18, 2010; 1:33 PM ET
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Conservative Republican politicians: The most negative, insincere, avaricious, capricious, hypocritical, hypercritical, warloving, yet often cowardly, unknowing, uncaring group of political naysayers since Nero burned down the house!

Posted by: henry5362 | February 19, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse

henry5362

and i believe we are several steps up on you lying,cheating socialist pigs. as far as a coward i'd be willing to meet you anywhere anytime and prove you a liar. but this is probably your mommies computer and she doesn't know you are on it. in fact i would bet she would kick your lilly livered cowardly liberal a-- if she did.through out past history liberals have pretty much planted bombs among innocent civilians as a way to prove their man hood. and a sissy like you would rather kill the unborn than face a real man.

Posted by: tswank1 | February 24, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

What people has he failed? First if these so called right wing Republicans would take their heads out of their asses and see the world as it is truly slowly functioning now,and the lack of cooperation over the years you people have F_ _ _ _ _ _ up and now it's his fought. Only in America, can you make accusations like this ... Go to Cuba,Japan, and talked about their head leaders.You wouldn't see tommorrow, get a life

Posted by: harrisdeharris | February 21, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

harrisdeharris

give your boy time he is working on taking all of our rights.i can't wait to see the look on the face's of you useful idiots of his.

Posted by: tswank1 | February 24, 2010 6:00 PM | Report abuse

Has the WP reported on how "remarkable" Barack Obama is? Has anyone given him credit for being "wonderful" and "transcendent"? He really is a great "president".


Posted by: JBaustian | February 20, 2010 3:07 AM | Report abuse

i think i'm going to be sick jbaustian you are really delusional. gw is ten time the president you community activist is.

Posted by: tswank1 | February 24, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

Republicans better take a good look at themselves and what if anything they will do to help this country revive. People have lost trust in republicans because whenever they are in power they are never for this country's people. They are for greed, corruption, profiteering and making sure the rich get richer, but no one else.

Posted by: equalon | February 22, 2010 12:08 AM | Report abuse

equalon

you have obviously haven't seen the polls or have followed the recent elections in nj,va,ma.your boy has been in office one year and had totally pissed off the american people with his socialist agenda.
let me be clear to all you losers on the left. america always has and always will be a capitalist free society. you have the right to be what you want and the government has no authority to take it from you. if you want to be a leach on society so be it just don't expect the real working americans to subsidize your lazy butt. if you socialist keep infringing on my freedom you will have a fight on your hands. i have fought against communism and socilaism and will fight it again. so go ahead back door this health care bill we then will deal with you in the fall.

Posted by: tswank1 | February 24, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

Republicans better take a good look at themselves and what if anything they will do to help this country revive. People have lost trust in republicans because whenever they are in power they are never for this country's people. They are for greed, corruption, profiteering and making sure the rich get richer, but no one else.

Posted by: equalon | February 22, 2010 12:08 AM | Report abuse

Good Lord all republicans do is lie. It is amazing that they are not christian enough to ever tell the truth. President Obama has done great things and will do more great things with or more likely without any help from the republican obstructionists with no sensible or reasonable ideas. I want this country to recover and I want republicans to work for all Americans, not just their base and not just for corporate executives.

Posted by: equalon | February 22, 2010 12:03 AM | Report abuse

harrisdeharris:

He has FAILED each and every American (even if you refuse to admit it). Thank God we still live in a country -- maybe not for long -- where it is not a crime to speak the truth.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 21, 2010 11:48 AM | Report abuse

What people has he failed? First if these so called right wing Republicans would take their heads out of their asses and see the world as it is truly slowly functioning now,and the lack of cooperation over the years you people have F_ _ _ _ _ _ up and now it's his fought. Only in America, can you make accusations like this ... Go to Cuba,Japan, and talked about their head leaders.You wouldn't see tommorrow, get a life

Posted by: harrisdeharris | February 21, 2010 10:41 AM | Report abuse

If anyone else doesn't understand the legal difference between murder and capital punishment (unjustified vs. justified homicide), let me know.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 20, 2010 3:27 PM | Report abuse

I take it that moderation is not yet 100% effective, as ad hominem personal attacks are still being posted.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 20, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if Mr.R hasn't failed his (so called) God?

Posted by: hoser3 | February 20, 2010 1:12 PM | Report abuse

Has the WP reported on how "remarkable" Barack Obama is? Has anyone given him credit for being "wonderful" and "transcendent"? He really is a great "president".

Posted by: JBaustian | February 20, 2010 3:07 AM | Report abuse

For the record, I don't want anyone murdered (unsure why that post by "Noacoler" even got through re: a Mitt Romney thread, but I'll see if my response is allowed), at least not any different than what OHIOCITIZEN posted immediately before my post.

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for the record youre always listing people you think should be put to death. For the record you got banned under your original monoker for saying that homosexuals should be put to death and that America is in decline because we don't. For the record the only people safe feo
your murderous wishes are blastocysts and Sarah Palin. For the record you lie.

Posted by: Noacoler | February 20, 2010 2:00 AM | Report abuse

You've really got to take Romney's comments seriously when he talks about things like failure and failing the people. I mean, this guy brings a lot of experience to the discussion.

Why don't any of these characters tell us what exactly it is that THEY would do, if they were in charge? (Oh, yeah, I forgot -- they'd cut taxes.)

Posted by: jeromenorris | February 19, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Conservative Republican politicians: The most negative, insincere, avaricious, capricious, hypocritical, hypercritical, warloving, yet often cowardly, unknowing, uncaring group of political naysayers since Nero burned down the house!

Posted by: henry5362 | February 19, 2010 9:52 PM | Report abuse

RE: "Mitt Romney: President Obama has 'failed' the American people"
FROM TIME.COM, 06/27/07: ...Romney strapped a dog carrier — with the family dog Seamus, an Irish Setter, in it — to the roof of the family station wagon for a twelve hour drive from Boston to Ontario, which the family apparently completed, despite Seamus's rather visceral protest.
Massachusetts's animal cruelty laws specifically prohibit anyone from carrying an animal "in or upon a vehicle, or otherwise, in an unnecessarily cruel or inhuman manner or in a way and manner which might endanger the animal carried thereon."...
SOURCE - http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1638065,00.html

Posted by: DICKERSON3870 | February 19, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

newagent99 (back on topic):

Because Mitt Romney would be a better President than Barack Obama.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 19, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

For the record, I don't want anyone murdered (unsure why that post by "Noacoler" even got through re: a Mitt Romney thread, but I'll see if my response is allowed), at least not any different than what OHIOCITIZEN posted immediately before my post.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 19, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

We can now be thankful that the Obama fans in these blogs have lost their clout and are now in the minority. Knowledgable people now recognize that Obama wasn't and still isn't qualified to be president. Why he was chosen by the electorate even though he has had absolutely no background experience in business ownership, operations, economics, foreign affairs, etc. etc. etc. His sole claim to fame was as a socialitic community organizer. That means his only expertise is in getting poor people on welfare and registering to
vote as a Democrat.Chicago politics as
usual, corrupt and corrupting political machine.

Posted by: depoulins | February 19, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

The American people would be best served by the complete disappearance of liberal Democrats.

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more people you want murdered?

Save the fetuses, but set up extermination camps for 3/4 of adults. Gotta love that culture of life.

Posted by: Noacoler | February 19, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Romney made his money exporting jobs to china and 3rd world countries.

why would anyone support him?

Posted by: newagent99 | February 19, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

giacomo is right. this is nothing but vague platitudes and empty promises.

Posted by: drindl | February 19, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse

Where are the details of his proposals? He wants a stronger dollar and to open markets to US exports; in recent years only a weaker dollar has produced decreases our trade deficit. Encourage innovation? Who is NOT against that? But how? Targeted tax breaks? Better schools? If either or something else, which programs are cuts to offset the loss in revenue? Social Security? DoD? Other entitlements? Provide some answers Mitt

Posted by: Giacomo51 | February 19, 2010 7:02 AM | Report abuse

I always like dogging the Dems.. until I see what's on the other side of the coin.. I am not happy with what we have.. but the GOP had better come up with real solutions rather that blathering and bantering.

Posted by: newbeeboy | February 19, 2010 6:44 AM | Report abuse

With regard to the Chinese not wanted to buy our treasuries anymore - the sooner the better -


CUT OFF THEIR TRADE

INSIST ON A TRADE BALANCE - AND MAKE THEM BUY MORE THAN WE BUY FROM THEM UNTIL THE DEBT IS PAID OFF.

GET IT OVER WITH.

THE SOONER THE BETTER.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 19, 2010 2:48 AM | Report abuse

Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats are the answer. They are puppets to the puppet master Federal Reserve independent central bank cartel!! The Federal Reserve is not a branch of our government, even though they own and control our dollar, our economy, and political system!! Americans need to WAKE UP and learn the truth!!!
www.AmericaWakeUpNow.net

Posted by: AMERICAWAKEUPNOW | February 19, 2010 12:45 AM | Report abuse

Inflation is here, Joblessness is here, Insurance premiums is skyrocketing, suicide plane crashed into Tax Collectors Office, America has lost peace and deeply mired in chaos, Fort Hood massacre, Detroit Delta Bomber, Obama has not failed? Then who? Blame the "systematic failure" again? Thank God for our forefathers established our “two party political system”!

Mitt Romney spoke the truth. Go! Romney Go!

Posted by: read5 | February 19, 2010 12:27 AM | Report abuse

Inflation is here, Joblessness is here, Insurance premiums is skyrocketing, suicide plane crashed into Tax Collectors Office, America has lost peace and deeply mired in chaos, Fort Hood massacre, Detroit Delta Bomber, Obama has not failed? Then who? Blame the "systematic failure" again? Thank God for our forefathers established our “two party political system”!

Mitt Romney spoke the truth. Go! Romney Go!

Posted by: read5 | February 19, 2010 12:26 AM | Report abuse

The American people would be best served by the complete disappearance of liberal Democrats.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 19, 2010 12:03 AM | Report abuse

The American people would be best served by the complete disappearance of these conservative Republican dirtbags.

Posted by: OHIOCITIZEN | February 18, 2010 11:29 PM | Report abuse

This is just more conservative Republican claptrap creating noise in the atmosphere. The dim just keep getting dimmer.

Posted by: OHIOCITIZEN | February 18, 2010 11:27 PM | Report abuse

SouthernerinDC 10:29 PM and dkoelper 10:32 PM who both wrote "...that one can't be a socialist, communist AND a facist", apparantly haven't graduated grade school, because they can't understand basic English.
I wrote that Obama's supporters all cloak themselves (note plural) in a liberal, Democrat, and progressive mantel, but are nothing more than socialists, communists, and facists, DEPENDING ON DEGREE OF FANATICISM. I described a group, and not one person, and a group can have different ideologies.
I also notice that neither one of you can dispute the facts I submitted re. Barack Obama's entire adult life as a Communist sympathiser, and long-time member of the white and America--hating cult Trinity United for Christ Church.

Posted by: armpeg | February 18, 2010 11:11 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: douglaslbarber | February 18, 2010 11:05 PM | Report abuse

douglaslbarber:

Did I say I would vote for Romney?

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Well surprise surprise. JakeD doesn't really have a problem voting for a pro-abortion, pro-gay politician...as long as he's Republican.

So much for principle.

Posted by: douglaslbarber | February 18, 2010 10:54 PM | Report abuse

From the Best of Mitt:

"Yes ma'am, $30,000 for the manual transmission 2001 Ford Focus IS $100 above invoice. Look, let me talk to my manager and see if he can knock $5 off. Will that help? You want a CarFAX? Sure. No prob. Just take your FAX machine from home and plug it into the cigarette lighter socket."

Posted by: broadwayjoe | February 18, 2010 10:53 PM | Report abuse

If people were beaten and imprisoned for false innuendos and telling outright lies, the GOP would be a bloody mess. High School campaigns for Student Council President are run more reasonably and honestly than the office for the highest office in the land. Yes, W was mocked and despised, but for a reason: he began a war for his own wrong reasoning, he couldn't speak five words in a row without stumbling, and finally he was a coward.
Leave Pres. O alone and let him get the work done he was voted in for, help him, stand by him and we will all be winners.

Posted by: jonieg3 | February 18, 2010 10:52 PM | Report abuse

Anyone notice how many of the right wing-nut names who post here, there and everywhere seem to have all the time in the world to do so? How do they do it?

A: They're so wealthy they don't have to work. They can sit on their doublewide butts and spend all day spewing lies on the net.

B: They are actually illegal aliens who are paid $5.00 per hour by the Hetitage Foundation and Roger Ailes to type the same stuff over and over and over and over....

C: They are not human. In reality they are a 20,000 computer bot net that has been commandeered to generate right wing-nut postings. The bot net is controlled by a consortium of the Wall Street Journal, the Club for Growth, the US Chamber of Commerce, Fox News, the Tea Party, Bill O'Reilly's amygdala, Sean Hannity's anal sphincter and Glenn Beck's prostate.

D: Real people are spending their free time at the workstations to post their delusional ravings. Their existence is the biggest argument against retirement of the word "retard."

Posted by: angelos_peter | February 18, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Yes, douglaslbarber, we all know you will never vote for Romney. He was speaking to 100+ million other Americans today.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 10:46 PM | Report abuse

orrg1:

Are you still here? Do you think it was "ok" 225 years ago to "mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor" in order to kill Redcoats?

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 10:41 PM | Report abuse

Come back with a neutral quote and maybe we will talk to you.

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Says the guy who's obsessed with BWJ.

B

AND

B

Posted by: FairlingtonBlade | February 18, 2010 10:39 PM | Report abuse

37th and O streets, NW is the John Carroll statue's gay lover.

Posted by: angelos_peter | February 18, 2010 10:39 PM | Report abuse

1) Obama has not failed the American people. Congress has.
2) Romney defending the policies of former President George W. Bush saying -- "I am convinced that history will judge President Bush far more kindly shows HE is out of touch with America. If Romney defends Bush then I know he's nuts!

I could never ever vote for someone that supported Bush and Benedit Arnold Cheney.

Posted by: Shingo56 | February 18, 2010 10:38 PM | Report abuse

1) Obama has not failed the American people. Congress has.
2) Romney defending the policies of former President George W. Bush saying -- "I am convinced that history will judge President Bush far more kindly shows HE is out of touch with America. If Romney defends Bush then I know he's nuts!

I could never ever vote for someone that supported Bush and Benedit Arnold Cheney.

Posted by: Shingo56 | February 18, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Suzy C Cup has obviously had a mastectomy, because she's one boob short of a pair.

Posted by: angelos_peter | February 18, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney: "I would protect the current pro-choice status quo in Massachusetts. No law would change. The choice to have an abortion is a deeply personal one. Women should be free to choose based on their own beliefs, not the government’s.”

“I believe that abortion should be safe and legal.” Of Roe v. Wade, he said that “we should sustain and support it.”

“I respect and will protect a women’s right to choose…the truth is no candidate in the Governor’s race in either party would deny women abortion rights.”

“I feel that all people should be allowed to participate in the Boy Scouts regardless of their sexual orientation.”

My, how the times - and Mitt Romney - have changed.

I'd sooner vote for the Arby's oven mitt.

Posted by: douglaslbarber | February 18, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Republicans are hoping Americans have amnesia about just how bad they really were. They would like us to believe that everything that has happened this last year was a result of Obama being elected when just the opposite was true. Obama was elected as a result of how republicans had been running this country into the ground for 8 years. I think Obama hasn't done things perfectly but he has managed to keep us from sinking into the economic abyss. We should be greatful it was he that was elected. Remember the two republicans running against him, as late as October of 2008, were trying to pretend that there was no economic crisis. Can you imagine how they would have handled things.

Posted by: rc53 | February 18, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

douglaslbarber wrote:

Kwoods2, why are you posting Scott Brown's press releases under a Fix post about Mitt Romney? Seems an awful lot like MHendricks posting Romney press releases under a George Will column about Sarah Palin.
___________________________________________________
If you had read my posts, you would understand that Senator Brown made a surprise appearance to introduce Romney, whose advisers helped orchestrate Brown's upset victory last month (Salt Lake Tribune) calling him “one of the Republican party’s bright lights.” New York Times

"He was the only one behind pushing me along to try to make a difference,' Brown said of Romney." Salt Lake Tribune

Posted by: kwoods2 | February 18, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Too bad for the Republicans that they won't nominate Romney. Of course, he barks out the same old attacks on Obama, all fluff but no substance. After all, Obama simply continued the bank bailouts Bush started and the Republicans presumably had their own stimulus plans, or none at all, which would make things now even worse. But, Romney's biggest problem for the Rabid Right is that as a Mormon, he doesn't endorse the correct "Jesus Version," which ideally is the Baptist vone. He is likely quite unacceptable to Republican Party Spokesman Rush Limbaugh and the rest of them. Especially the Teaparty Freaks, whose primary concern is that Obama wants the Bush tax breaks on $250K plus individuals to expire. So, they are mad as hell about that. And, mad as hell that Obama wants to reign in the twice as expensive, as Europe, USA medical care costs that are sucking our economy dry. Of course, Romney is on their side on at least some of this, but their real darling is Palin. She is already the annointed one. Besides, Romney is a little too smart for the Teaparty crowd, who see "smarts," as indicative of elites, that they are so afraid of.

Posted by: magnifco1000 | February 18, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

SouthernerinDC: "armpeg, one cannot be a socialist, communist AND a fascist. Apparently you did not take PoliSci 101 or 20th Century European History?"

I think it's rather painfully obvious that the guy had trouble graduating from junior high.

Posted by: dkoelper | February 18, 2010 10:32 PM | Report abuse

They left out the caption for Mitt's picture above:

"Whatya mean the accelerator pedal's sticking on your Toyota? Next time just don't press down the pedal. Leave the car in the driveway. You should be walking to Piggly Wiggly anyway. You'll lose some weight."

Posted by: broadwayjoe | February 18, 2010 10:31 PM | Report abuse

SuzyCcup: "Several days ago I said that liberals shouldn't be taken seriously because they were all dropped on their heads as babies. After reading this guy's post, I stand corrected. Not all liberals were dropped on their heads. Some were hit by meteorites."

That's a really classy comment, lady. We certainly don't have to worry about you getting hit on the head with a meteorite, since clearly, yours is shoved safely up your own lower gastro-instestinal tract.

Posted by: dkoelper | February 18, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

armpeg, one cannot be a socialist, communist AND a fascist. Apparently you did not take PoliSci 101 or 20th Century European History?

Posted by: SouthernerInDC | February 18, 2010 10:29 PM | Report abuse

orrg1:

Who said it was "ok"? Not Sen. Brown (R-MA).

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

The stimulus package, Romney contended, has failed at creating any private sector jobs while creating jobs in the public sector, which he said should be trimmed.

It is fitting, he said, that with the demise of the Democratic majority, "so many of those who have contempt for the private sector will soon find themselves back in it." CBS

Posted by: kwoods2 | February 18, 2010 10:26 PM | Report abuse

37thand0street @ 10:02 -- Exactly who are these Democrats to whom you refer?

Posted by: SouthernerInDC | February 18, 2010 10:25 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney, unlike the loony left wingers here who are going into all kinds of hissy--fits at the idea that Romney would run against their guy Comrade Obama, is a American patriot.
Obama and all these crazed ahole commenters here, all call themselves liberals, Democrats, or progressives, but they're not. It's a mantel that they cloak themselves in that covers up what all of them really are, Socialists, Communists, facists, and America--haters--depending on degree of fanatacism.
Barack Obama was affiliated with Communist groups, America--haters and terrorists, and racist white--haters for all of his adult life, and he hasn't changed. He's still one. In college he associated with James Combs 'Black Liberation Front', a Communist and racist white--hating gang that was promoting the Malcolm X philosophy. He was also then aligned with Frank Marshall Davies and Paul Robeson's leaders of the gang CPUSA (Communist Party USA). Out of college and in Chicago, he joins a racist white--hating and America--hating gang (laughably called 'church'), Trinity UFCC, and stays a member for over 20 years. He also then befriends and associates with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan who was, and still is, a racist white--hater, a anti--Semitic loon, and a America--hater.
Obama hasn't changed, he just ptetends to have done so to fool the usefull idiots like the ones commenting here supporting this racist white and America--hater.

Posted by: armpeg | February 18, 2010 10:24 PM | Report abuse

Why do they keep sending out their third string to compete with Obama? The GOP has no one who can match up to this guy. Who do they have who even has a shot?

Posted by: DemoDevil | February 18, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Are you kidding me? Without that Teleprompter, he studders like Mel Tillis. How about one of those kids from smarther then a 5th grader? Hey, just trying to make it fair for Obama. Seriously, the man is all talk and no substance. He has no prior experience at running anything. We don't need the Harvard & Yale Pukes running anything much less the Federal Government. Seems they are the people who got us in the current mess. Give me somone who has run a cash register, balanced a check book, created a budget, cut his own grass and cleaned his own toilet recently. We need common sense solutions, not story tellers.

Posted by: Cobra2 | February 18, 2010 10:23 PM | Report abuse

Inflation is here, Joblessness is here, Insurance premiums is skyrocketing, suicide plane crashed into Tax Collectors Office, America has lost peace and deeply mired in chaos, Obama has not failed? Then who? Blame the "systematic failure" again? Thank God for our forefathers established our two party political system!

Mitt Romney spoke the truth. Go! Romney Go!

Posted by: read5 | February 18, 2010 10:22 PM | Report abuse

Why do they keep sending out their third string to compete with Obama? The GOP has no one who can match up to this guy. Who do they have who even has a shot?

Posted by: DemoDevil | February 18, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Are you kidding me? Without that Teleprompter, he studders like Mel Tillis. How about one of those kids from smarther then a 5th grader? Hey, just trying to make it fair for Obama. Seriously, the man is all talk and no substance. He has no prior experience at running anything. We don't need the Harvard & Yale running anything much less the Federal Government. Seems they are the people who got us in the current mess. Give me somone who has run a cash register, balanced a check book, created a budget. We need common sense solutions, not story tellers.

Posted by: Cobra2 | February 18, 2010 10:22 PM | Report abuse

And yet, the American people chose Mr. Obama and not Mr. Romney. Perhaps what we have here from Mr. Romney are sour grapes?

Posted by: SouthernerInDC | February 18, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Inflation is here, Joblessness is here, Insurance premiums is skyrocketing, suicide plane crashed into Tax Collectors Office, America has lost peace and deeply mired in chaos, Obama has not failed? Then who? Blame the "systematic failure" again? Thank God for our forefathers established our two party political system!

Mitt Romney spoke the truth. Go! Romney Go!

Posted by: read5 | February 18, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Inflation is here, Joblessness is here, Insurance premiums is skyrocketing, suicide plane crashed into Tax Collectors Office, America has lost peace and deeply mired in chaos, Obama has not failed? Then who? Blame the "systematic failure" again? Thank God for our forefathers established our two party political system!

Mitt Romney spoke the truth. Go! Romney Go!

Posted by: read5 | February 18, 2010 10:21 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Obama, Romney said, instituted the most anti-growth, anti-investment, anti-jobs agenda in seen in a lifetime. While the president has called his agenda "ambitious," Romney said he called it "reckless."

"You might not have heard the news this morning," he said, setting up a joke about the Winter Olympics. "The gold medal Lindsey Vonn won last night has been stripped. It was determined President Obama has been going downhill faster than she is." CBS news

Posted by: kwoods2 | February 18, 2010 10:19 PM | Report abuse

"It is right and praiseworthy to say no to bad things," Romney argued
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This is all that needs to be said about the Obama Administration!

Posted by: sanmateo1850 | February 18, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

broadwayjoe


You were never my friend


Don't like - and you are a disgrace to Lloyd Bentsen.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

As long as kwoods2 is mindlessly posting other peoples' articles, I'll go ahead and repost stuff from my own post., reminding people of what else Scott Brown said, when he was asked today about the deranged 9/11 imitator. Here is Brown, in his own words:

""And I don't know if it's related, but I can just sense not only in my election, but since being here in Washington, people are frustrated. They want transparency, they want their elected officials to be accountable and open and talk about the things that are affecting their daily lives. So I'm not sure that there's a connection, I certainly hope not. But we need to do things better."

Oh yeah? The guy flew a plane into a building with people inside! One is missing. It's ok that he did this, because it was only government employees inside, right? I suppose they don't have families? How about the fact that before he got in the plane, he also set his house on fire with his own family inside. What message was that sending? Scott Brown is already disgracing himself, and the people who sent him to Washington.

See for yourself - it was on Fox News:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEDXW87ptFU&feature=player_embedded


Posted by: orrg1 | February 18, 2010 10:15 PM | Report abuse

Looks like a couple of posters are competing to prove SEADOGMB right.

Posted by: hitpoints | February 18, 2010 10:14 PM | Report abuse

bhickson:

It seems as if the murderer's rage was against a totalitarian regime that would use the IRS to force citizens to buy healthcare insurance.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 10:12 PM | Report abuse

A real threat in 2012 is an all-Mormon ticket of Glenn Beck and Mittens Romney.

Posted by: DCSage | February 18, 2010 10:11 PM | Report abuse

Why do they keep sending out their third string to compete with Obama? The GOP has no one who can match up to this guy. Who do they have who even has a shot?

Posted by: DemoDevil | February 18, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Romney already failed to garner enough votes to even become the Republican standard bearer. Who is afraid of the big bad wolf!

Posted by: gdk004 | February 18, 2010 10:00 PM
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In 2012, it'll be same Romney and same result as in 2008--loser. They know it'll be Palin as the nominee. That's why George Will and crew are wasting so much ink and airtime bashing her.

Go Sarah-cuda...so you can lose 44 states (and Gregory Charles Royal) to BHO in the general election.
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@the new "37": I knew 37. 37 was a frien-, er, acquaintance of mine. Sir, you are no 37.

34, 35, 36, __, 38, 39, ...
36 + 1 = 0

Posted by: broadwayjoe | February 18, 2010 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Obama didn’t know that “the number one cause of failure in the private sector is lack of focus, and that the first rule of turning around any troubled enterprise is focus, focus, focus,” Romney said. “His energy should have been focused on fixing the economy and creating jobs. He failed to focus, and so he failed.”

Obama “said that the government can create the conditions, the environment, which leads the private sector to add employment,” Romney said. “But consider not what he said, but what he did last year and ask whether it helped or hurt the environment for investment, growth and new jobs.”

“Liberals are convinced that government knows better than the people how to run our businesses, how to choose winning technologies, how to manage healthcare, how to grow an economy and how to order our very lives,” Romney said. “They want to gain through government takeover what they could never achieve in the competitive economy -- power and control over the people of America.” Business Week

Posted by: kwoods2 | February 18, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse

This ahole needs a teleprompter.

Posted by: psst_limbaugh_keep-ranting_satan | February 18, 2010 10:07 PM | Report abuse

Kwoods2, why are you posting Scott Brown's press releases under a Fix post about Mitt Romney? Seems an awful lot like MHendricks posting Romney press releases under a George Will column about Sarah Palin.

Posted by: douglaslbarber | February 18, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Did Scott Brown just insinuate there may be a connection between a man flying a plane into a federal building and taxes and big government? Great choice Mass, what an idiot.

Posted by: bhickson | February 18, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

The American Conservative Union’s annual gathering, which organizers say will attract a record 10,000 people, about 1,500 more than last year, took place as support for Obama and his policies have declined, according to polls.

A Feb. 5-10 CBS News-New York Times poll gave Obama a 46 percent job-approval rating, down from 50 percent in December. Majorities disapproved of the way he is handling the economy and health care. Business Week

Posted by: kwoods2 | February 18, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

SEADOGMB


You are a racist for your comment at 9:49 because you would never charge a black with such a thing.

Think about it.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 10:05 PM | Report abuse

This liberl uses facts, not fear and rhetoric like convservaties, who have been on the wrong side of history, such as the the New Deal, Social Security, Medicare, civil rights, public education,right to privacy need I say more. Good night everyone.

Posted by: Brainny | February 18, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

Mitt is right. Pres. Obama was given a mandate by the American people to take back our country from war profiteers and corrupt big business in the pocket of Republicans. Instead of laying down the hammer, he has tried to reason with the old boy club, and has gotten burned. Instead of using his mandate he lost steam and allowed the Republicans to block the very things that got him elected- like healthcare for all Americans. it is time Obama said kiss my *** and pulled the Dems together to pull out of the mess GWB left us in!

Posted by: eagle2roost | February 18, 2010 10:03 PM | Report abuse

annnort: Assuming that Obama would take your advice and resign, and Biden would spare you the horror of his presidency, would you be prepared to accept the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi? Or, if Ms. Pelosi declined the honor, would you be satisfied with ancient Senator Robert Byrd (the President Pro Tempore)? Or if he defers due to his age, how about Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Secretary of State?

Or would you prefer that all the Democrats simply melt into the woodwork, and we just allow Sarah Palin to throw out the line of succession, and take over? How would that work fer ya?

Posted by: MillPond2 | February 18, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

It is absolutely amazing how many democrats in Washington now use the word "delusional" to describe Obama's policies stances now.


Obama has just gone completely out of touch - not just with the country - but with his own moderates in the democratic party who know what is politically possible now what what is not.

Obama has now dragged down the democrats to the point where they could lose all their leadership positions, all their committee chairmanships, and a multitude of staff positions.

Why should the democrats in take all the heat for Obama at election time???


This is getting out of control - Obama makes all the mistakes and then everyone connected to Congress gets hurt.


Obama should do his party a favor and resign - get the heat off the democrats.
This is way too much. Obama has no idea what he is doing. Obama should have never run for President with such little knowledge of what it took to get a bill through Congress - it's almost as if Obama was never paying attention, even in the little time he was in the Senate.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 10:02 PM | Report abuse

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, a potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate, said President Barack Obama has neglected to improve the economy as he focused on overhauling health care.

Romney denounced the Democratic president’s $862 billion stimulus program enacted one year ago.

“Will the economy and unemployment recover? Thanks to a vibrant and innovative citizenry, they always do,” Romney said. “But this president will not deserve the credit he will undoubtedly claim. He has prolonged the recession, expanded the pain of unemployment and added to the burden of debt we will leave future generations.” Business Week

Posted by: kwoods2 | February 18, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

Romney already failed to garner enough votes to even become the Republican standard bearer. Who is afraid of the big bad wolf!

Posted by: gdk004 | February 18, 2010 10:00 PM | Report abuse

This liberal works hard and with people who cannot afford a mortgage since they only get Mediciad, Medicare or Socila Security. I am a mental helath caseworker and these programs work. Tax cuts have not helped people I work with. Also while no one likes to pay taxes, you cannot get everything for free. over the last thirty years the rich have been cheating us, read a book by David Cay Johnston, who uses IRS data, Google his name.

Posted by: Brainny | February 18, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

Why is it when he speaks all one can hear is a polluted ocean??? He has all the charisma and panache of cream of wheat and cheese, gooked up in that sticky smarmy hair, spewing this morning's GOP talking points like any old washed up used car salesman hawking his latest lemons on the boulevard... I hope Americans are rational enough to realize what a phony he really is.... and that he'll be marginalized to the teabaggers...

Posted by: bbbbmer1 | February 18, 2010 9:59 PM | Report abuse

I swear I think Republican stategy is to abandon all hope of intelligent Americans falling for their lies and nonsense and to count on the ignorant, the racist and the redneck to carry their banner.

God help us. Please.

Posted by: SEADOGMB | February 18, 2010 9:49 PM


Several days ago I said that liberals shouldn't be taken seriously because they were all dropped on their heads as babies. After reading this guy's post, I stand corrected. Not all liberals were dropped on their heads. Some were hit by meteorites.

Posted by: SuzyCcup | February 18, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

At least Obama won his party's nomination and the presidency. Mitt, haven't you tried twice and failed? The only failure here is you. Still confused whether you support abortion rights or gay marriage?

Posted by: am1968 | February 18, 2010 9:55 PM | Report abuse

Another CPAC surprise: Scott Brown.

The man conservatives credit with stopping a health care plan they deride as “Obamacare” burst onto the stage in a time slot that had been designated for former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, sending the crowd into a standing and stomping ovation.

“My name is Scott Brown,” he said, as the crowd shouted, “Whoo!”

“And I’m the newly elected,” pause for emphasis, “Republican senator from Massachusetts!”

“Let me just say that one more time. I’m the Republican senator from Massachusetts!”

Mr. Brown thanked the crowd for directing money and support toward his victory last month.

“They said it couldn’t be done, but collectively we all did it,” he said. “And yes, the question everyone’s been asking me — did I drive here in the truck? And yes, it’s right outside.”

Mr. Brown described himself as awestruck as a newcomer to official Washington, saying he was “just a guy from Wrentham” who drives a truck (he left off that he was also a state senator).

“We have absolutely changed the course of politics in America,” Mr. Brown said.

He then introduced Mr. Romney, calling him “one of the Republican party’s bright lights.” New York Times

Posted by: kwoods2 | February 18, 2010 9:54 PM | Report abuse

People come bakc to Earth, Obama has not taken your counrty over in the past 14 months and you lost your country when Reagan sold the poor and middle class out to the banks and big coporations in 1981. Most of these coportaions care nothing for people who buy their stuff.

Posted by: Brainny | February 18, 2010 9:53 PM | Report abuse

Obama a Marxist, Maoist, enough with the over the top rhetoric. Bush must be a communist then since banks had socialized risk and private profits from the bailout we get left paying for. Republicnas have been big shills for these banks and still are. And actually Mao and Stalin, who was a Marxist, did not like each other.

Posted by: Brainny | February 18, 2010 9:51 PM | Report abuse

I cannot comprehend the delusion of these Republicans. Do they think they can say anything and that makes it so. Just utter it and viola, there you go. Deeds matter not, it's all verbeage? President Barak Obama failed the American people? Excuse me? Are you actually serious about that? Where on earth does that leave George W. Bush and after his eight years in charge, up on Mt. Rushmore? And Sarah Palin is qualified to be President? That's the best you could do as a Vice Presidential candidate? That was a good and responsible move for our country?

I swear I think Republican stategy is to abandon all hope of intelligent Americans falling for their lies and nonsense and to count on the ignorant, the racist and the redneck to carry their banner.

God help us. Please.

Posted by: SEADOGMB | February 18, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

On my mortage I have to buy homeowners insurnace...

Posted by: Brainny | February 18, 2010 9:42 PM

Wow, a liberal with a mortgage.


Ask a conservative, who pays the mortgage?
She points to herself.

Ask a liberal, who pays the mortgage?
She points to the conservative.

Posted by: SuzyCcup | February 18, 2010 9:49 PM | Report abuse

Mitt thinks Obama "a failure"? What does that say about Mitt. In the 08 primary, Mitt lost to McCain, who in turn was wiped out in the general election by BHO. Why give Mitt's "failure" fake narrative any play in the Washington Post?
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Again, no mention in this space of what everyone in DC was talking about--the Rubio teleprompter faux pas!

"Marco Rubio, the favorite to win the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate in Florida, mocks President Obama's use of TelePrompters...while standing in front of a TelePrompter of his own....
Rubio made the joke during his keynote earlier this morning at the conservative CPAC conference in Washington, DC. At least he wasn’t sporting Sarah Palin’s HandPrompter."

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/2/18/838275/-GOP-hypocrisy-turns-hilarious

...kinda like bashing the BHO stimulus package and then turning around and holding a press conference when your district gets stimulus funds.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | February 18, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

And in case you don't believe that Brown made this absolutely outrageous statement about the suicide pilot today, see for yourself. On Fox News, no less:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEDXW87ptFU&feature=player_embedded

Posted by: orrg1 | February 18, 2010 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Daily Kos is more fair and accurate than World Net Daily

Posted by: Brainny | February 18, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

After reading most of these posts, it is clear to me why America is in a mess. There are still too many people who think Obama is a good president. The first president I remember is Roosevelt and he was horrible. But Obama has to be the worst president I have ever known. Far and away the worst. Just his czars, self-avowed communists, Marxists and Maoists, are beyond belief!! Obama should be ashamed. He should resign immediately. OOP, that would leave Biden. Horrors. At least Obama will be one and done.

We need better education fast in this country. We have a generation of idiots voting and another generaton right behind.

Posted by: annnort | February 18, 2010 9:46 PM | Report abuse

kwoods2 said:

"The newly minted senator from Massachusetts, Scott Brown, also made a surprise appearance to introduce former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

"One Democrat said, 'There was no way in hell a Republican was going to get elected to the seat once held by Ted Kennedy.' Well, here I am," said Brown, who received a hero's welcome."
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Here's something else that Brown said today, when he was asked about the deranged guy in Austin who flew his plane into a government building, imitating the terrorists of 9/11:

""And I don't know if it's related, but I can just sense not only in my election, but since being here in Washington, people are frustrated. They want transparency, they want their elected officials to be accountable and open and talk about the things that are affecting their daily lives. So I'm not sure that there's a connection, I certainly hope not. But we need to do things better."

Oh yeah? It's ok that he did this, because it was only government employees inside, right? They don't have families. How about the fact that before he got in the plane, he also set his house on fire with his family inside. What message was that sending?

Posted by: orrg1 | February 18, 2010 9:44 PM | Report abuse

broadwayjoe


Did you READ the provision in question - it is pretty specific.


You are a sad case.


The oxygen you breath is a waste.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney, seems to me, suffers from both the Al Gore disease and the Barack Obama disease. Wrong man, wrong time, wrong place.

The Al Gore disease strikes sons of famous national politicians. (Can you say "Bayh"? How about "Dubya"?)
Although when they set out on their odyssey to govern us all they hold no firm beliefs, they must live up to daddy's expectations by becoming President. Their political lives are a psychodrama rather than the meeting of an articulate committed and decent man with a political moment.

The Barack Obama disease involves the belief that just because you are black [insert "Mormon" or "Female" or "Hispanic" as required], your election as president will be a wonderful thing. Once elected, people with this syndrome don't really have a plan and try to prove that they're "just like the rest of us" by toadying up to whoever's bringing the most heat.

Posted by: douglaslbarber | February 18, 2010 9:43 PM | Report abuse

In response to an earlier conversation that I was having with some jake guy on this message board, you can look at the constitution all you want but it does not always fit neatly in a box like the sound bites about limited government that conservative always talk about. What people need to realize is that the reason why we have a superme court, congress and president is to determine areas that are not clear in the constitution at times, such as the insurance mandate. If you talk with a majoirty of people I bet many of them are glad that they are made to buy auto insurnace. On my mortage I have to buy homeowners insurnace. There are two differnace with the goverment saying i must buy one and bank says I must buy a policy since I signed up for a mortgage with that bank. Sometimes the government can pass a law may force you to do something such as buy health insurnace. IF you do like a mandate then ask to repeal Medicare and have millions of angry seniors calling you. Buying into Medicare is a mandate. So for conservatives that always says look at the constitution I leave you with this quote for your historical nemisis, Supreme Court justice William Brennen " The genius of the constitution rests not in any static meaning it might have in a world that is dead and gone but in the adaptability of its great principles to cope with current problmes and needs.

Posted by: Brainny | February 18, 2010 9:42 PM | Report abuse

broadwayjoe


Why do you keep on quoting the Daily Kos - its not like it's the most balanced site -

come on, you can not be serious.


Come back with a neutral quote and maybe we will talk to you.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 9:41 PM | Report abuse

Oh, so maybe Joseph Smith can lead us to the Promised Land, unh? This guy needs to change his underwear.

Posted by: SickofFatCats | February 18, 2010 9:37 PM


Joseph Smith died over a hundred years ago. He has no underwear to change.

Posted by: SuzyCcup | February 18, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Romney in 2012. Sounds good to me! Now that's CHANGE I CAN believe in!

Posted by: SeniorVet | February 18, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Oh, so maybe Joseph Smith can lead us to the Promised Land, unh? This guy needs to change his underwear.

Posted by: SickofFatCats | February 18, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

Romney guarantees health insurance executives a minimum $175,000,000 salary, with bonus extra. Time for business to prevail!

Posted by: Maddogg | February 18, 2010 9:35 PM | Report abuse

Mitt the Mormon Moron blames Obama for failing to re-ignite the economy. Where is the blame on 8 years of Bush destroying the economy?

Posted by: bushisacrook | February 18, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

The democrats in Congress have a real problem on their hands with Obama - if they stick with him, he will drag them down into defeat. It is interesting.

Obama has made a disaster of the democratic party.

The worst part of it is that he has exposed the bankruptcy of the party's program - if they can't put this crap through, what else do they have? NOTHING.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 9:34 PM | Report abuse

Romney argued that Obama broke his promises of transparency and a new kind of politics. And Romney charged Obama with "the most blatant and reprehensible manifestation of political payoff in modern memory" by cutting a health care deal with unions.

Pumping up the GOP, Romney said: "The people of America are looking to conservatives for leadership, and we must not fail them."

He said conservatives would strengthen the economy, U.S. security, and the nation's families, though he acknowledged that not everything on the agenda is popular.

Still, he said: "The American people have shown that they are ready for truth to trump hope. The truth is that government is not the solution to all our problems." Los Angeles Times

Posted by: kwoods2 | February 18, 2010 9:31 PM | Report abuse

In the three months prior to Barack Obama taking office, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, Washington Mutual, Citibank, Bear Stearns, Wachovia, General Motors, and Chrysler all simultaneously announced that they were bankrupt and could not continue business operations. These companies collectively represented over 1 MILLION jobs in the USA economy.

That's the legacy that George Bush handed to Obama. The economy in a nightmarish cliff-dive, a deficit well over a trillion dollars.

Obama inherited a mess and had to take some difficult and painful steps to start fixing it. America is not out of the woods yet but we're not dying on the operating table either, the way we were the day Bush handed over the reins.

The much derided stimulus package consisted of $288 billion in tax cuts as well as about $500 billion in spending. To assert, then, that the stimulus didn't create a single job is to say that $250 billion in tax cuts directed squarely at middle-income earners didn't create a single job. And that, rather obviously, is mindless baloney.

Here's a news flash, GOP. People don't like Mitt. He's stuffy, pompous, aloof, and elitist. Please, GOP, pick Mitt!

Posted by: SkyBeaver | February 18, 2010 9:28 PM | Report abuse

...and "the base" is still after Mrs. HRC.

From dailykos:

"Not content with beating their collective heads against a judicial wall in an attempt to argue that Barack Obama is not eligible to be President of the United States, some conservatives are now claiming that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is ineligible to serve in her current capacity--at least, until 2013. As we'll see, the recklessness of this challenge proves that conservatives still love to hate Hillary Clinton--but more than that, they have no regard whatsoever for our government's ability to function.

No, they're not saying that Hillary's birth city of Chicago isn't part of America--they just rooted against Chicago getting the Olympics on general principle. Rather, the challenge in question is based on Article I, Section 6, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution...."

What lunacy.


Posted by: broadwayjoe | February 18, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

Romney was a loser in the election contests of late and he is out of touch on many subjects, including what President Obama has done or not done. He should be ignored carte blanch when he rants on anything. He is trying to gain more air time in this year leading up to the mid-term elections and possibly 2012. Lost before and he will lose again.

Posted by: ronjeske | February 18, 2010 9:26 PM | Report abuse

broadwayjoe


Any hack can put a question on yahoo questions - and you probably put that one up a long time ago.


You are a deceptive little wiesel.

What a miserable waste of food you are.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 9:23 PM | Report abuse

why isn't Palin at CPAC?
Posted by: SuzyCcup

She figures it is Romney's house. By conceding CPAC to Romney (he won their poll for 2012 Presidential candidate last year) she is putting the Right in a terrible bind. The GOP stalwarts want someone electable, CPAC wants a tight political/social conservative, and the TEA Party wants an Outsider. I don't know that all three exist in one (and I'm a Catholic).

Posted by: margaretmeyers | February 18, 2010 9:16 PM

Margaretmeyers., I'm catholic too. We have one thing in common. Strange.

Actually, I thought Palin didn't appear because they couldn't afford to give her six figures to stand there and take pictures with attendees.

Posted by: SuzyCcup | February 18, 2010 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Too bad that Romney and the rest of the self-deluding right wing has missed the fact that 76% of Americans- basically all the people who voted for Obama/Biden and half of the people who voted for McCain/Palin- supported a strong public option in health care for all Americans. The only people Obama was out of step with was the right wing and they are a minority.

Now, the Democrats managed to get themselves up to three balls and two strikes through their own incompetence and the Obama Administration managed to fail to lead the process effectively, that's pretty much true IMHO. They've nearly blown the chances given to them. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory is a Democratic specialty.

However, Obama and the Democrats have just managed to be inept rather than "out of step with Americans." The Republicans love to forget that the right wing is a small minority that does not have the votes or the clout to get its agenda done honestly, and smarmy opportunists like Romney love to cozey up to the whacko right.

Posted by: Ilikemyprivacy | February 18, 2010 9:20 PM | Report abuse

The Angel Moroni was speaking through his mouth

haa haaa haaa haaaa

Posted by: alarico | February 18, 2010 9:19 PM | Report abuse

The newly minted senator from Massachusetts, Scott Brown, also made a surprise appearance to introduce former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

"One Democrat said, 'There was no way in hell a Republican was going to get elected to the seat once held by Ted Kennedy.' Well, here I am," said Brown, who received a hero's welcome. "We collectively absolutely have changed the course of politics in America."

Romney, who is the frontrunner for the GOP 2012 nomination in the eyes of many Republicans, made a line-by-line attack against Obama and his agenda.

'President Obama's self-proclaimed B+ will go down in history as the biggest exaggeration since Al Gore's invention of the Internet,' Romney said, referring to the president's assessment of his first year in office." ABC news

Posted by: kwoods2 | February 18, 2010 9:17 PM | Report abuse

why isn't Palin at CPAC?
Posted by: SuzyCcup

She figures it is Romney's house. By conceding CPAC to Romney (he won their poll for 2012 Presidential candidate last year) she is putting the Right in a terrible bind. The GOP stalwarts want someone electable, CPAC wants a tight political/social conservative, and the TEA Party wants an Outsider. I don't know that all three exist in one (and I'm a Catholic).

Posted by: margaretmeyers | February 18, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

When Yahoo! Answers has a Question "Does Mitt Romney Remind You of a Used Car Salesman?" that's not good.

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080204062505AA1imuy


Posted by: broadwayjoe | February 18, 2010 9:16 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Mitt. Finally, someone who can speak without a teleprompter. I hear they made obama sit in a corner and watch.

Posted by: SuzyCcup
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

You people are so freaking funny. So, Republican political leaders can now no longer use a teleprompter when giving a speech because heaven forbid they would use modern technology. But then again, when all of those teleprompters that are set up around stages, Oh, snap !!! They're not on. We just know that Republicans are so intelligent that they would never, ever, ever use a teleprompter. I suppose they will just write notes on their hands, arms, fingers....But, perhaps when Republicans criticise the President for using a teleprompter they should just make sure there are none on stage surrounding them. Kind of hypocritical to criticize the President when you yourself are using one. Try something new Republicans. The teleprompter has gotten old. I mean we know you all want to go back to the past rather than moving forward but come on....

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Posted by: weryrtuitriytjrtjytieyu | February 18, 2010 9:03 PM

Mr Cillizza, you shouldn't let michelle obama use your blog to prepare for a new career.

Posted by: SuzyCcup | February 18, 2010 9:14 PM | Report abuse

When I read Romney I can't help remembering him trying to run to the left of Ted Kennedy on abortion when that was the self-serving thing to do.

In recent years he's wanted to be "Mr. Conservative", though as a governor he was the author of a state health care program that's remarkably similar to the much-vilified "Obamacare".

His much vaunted business experience mostly involves merging enterprises and laying workers off in order to improve shareholder return. That, plus having been born to the son of the president of American Motors who was also a former governor of Michigan. Must...preserve...the family...wealth.

He was valedictorian at Brigham Young University and is a devout Mormon. I can understand how a plumber or a potato chip salesman can be a devout Mormon, but to tell the truth it escapes me how a well educated student of history can believe what he believes.

Unlike Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney can string eight sentences together into a coherent narrative without violating the rules of logic, grammar and common decency.

Unfortunately, it appears that he's willing to sell that skill to the highest bidder.

Posted by: douglaslbarber | February 18, 2010 9:11 PM | Report abuse

he yp cr y r m th r gh s u boun ed.

Posted by: apstndp | February 18, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

he yp cr y r m th r gh s u boun ed.

Posted by: apstndp | February 18, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

"'President Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and their team have failed the American people, and that is why their majority will be out the door,' Romney told a gathering of conservatives.

'When it comes to pinning blame, pin the tail on the donkeys,' Romney quipped -- and this partisan crowd ate it up.

Conservatives attending the annual Conservative Political Action Conference also went wild when newly elected Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., made a surprise appearance to introduce Romney, whose advisers helped orchestrate Brown's upset victory last month.

'He was the only one behind pushing me along to try to make a difference,' Brown said of Romney." Salt Lake Tribune

Posted by: kwoods2 | February 18, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

he yp cr y r m th r gh s u boun ed.

Posted by: apstndp | February 18, 2010 9:09 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney? Is he a player? Who cares?
Give it up, man. You are just trying to get publicity. Start doing something constructive for this country. Carping doesn't count. MOre of same. Go home.

Posted by: janetwall | February 18, 2010 9:07 PM | Report abuse

Romney seems to be in a race with Palin to see who can hit the most obvious Red Meat talking points without proposing any policy. His whole speech was calorie free.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | February 18, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

He also blasted Obama for "his failure to re-ignite the economy" "He has prolonged the recession, expanded the pain of unemployment, and added to the burden of debt we will leave future generations," Romney said.

"Romney argued that Obama broke his promises of transparency and a new kind of politics." Salt Lake Tribune

Posted by: kwoods2 | February 18, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

FYI


- After signing off on a request to borrow an additional $1.9 trillion, Obama is now on track to become the nation's greatest debtor since President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Obama has already out-spent FDR.

http://cnsnews.com/commentary/article/61454


- The AP reports that the radical left may be prepared to ram through their health-care plan despite broad opposition: "The White House and congressional leaders are preparing a detailed health care proposal designed to win passage without Republican support if GOP lawmakers fail to embrace bipartisan compromises at Barack Obama's summit next week.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100218/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_health_care_overhaul


Posted by: AJAX2 | February 18, 2010 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney is like the pot calling the kettle black. He failed the people of Massachusetts when he essentially quit his post as governor after only two years to run for president. He was absent without leave as he criss crossed the country campaigning and fundraising.
Romney's also a flip flopper, having changed positions more frequently than the New England weather.
When he first ran for public office in the state he was a moderate and an independent. Then he became a Republican tacked to the hard right when he ran for president the first time. I still don't know who he is and I live in the Bay State.

Posted by: pjsilva | February 18, 2010 9:05 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney proves that even a person born with a silver spoon can be a complete dumb ass.

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Posted by: weryrtuitriytjrtjytieyu | February 18, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

"How does the Mitt know President obama failed?"

He can read the newspaper and surf the internet like everyone else. Hello? This is 2010. It isn't exactly a secret.

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | February 18, 2010 9:03 PM | Report abuse

"The session offered more tangible evidence, if Democrats needed it, of the emerging energy in the conservative movement. “Hey guys, the conservative movement is alive and well; you can see it here,” said Mr. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and 2008 presidential candidate, as he surveyed the huge ballroom with most of its seats filled." New York Times

Posted by: kwoods2 | February 18, 2010 9:00 PM | Report abuse

The word "fail" should not be in a Republican's mouth because it fits too well. I remember what your party did to America and will let everyone I know how you did it.

Posted by: leelrogers | February 18, 2010 8:54 PM


Let's see, you know two other people, right? Looks like you have a real grass roots movement there.

Posted by: SuzyCcup | February 18, 2010 8:58 PM | Report abuse

Mitt, should leaders lead or do they follow? I would say that the people are behind the curve this time. They have been mislead so long that actually knowing where the country needs to go is beyond their comprehension. And you, my good man, make it worst through your bogus statements. The word "fail" should not be in a Republican's mouth because it fits too well. I remember what your party did to America and will let everyone I know how you did it.

Posted by: leelrogers | February 18, 2010 8:54 PM | Report abuse

Are we going back to 1954? 1939? 1865?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | February 18, 2010 8:45 PM

I want to go back to 1964 and grow up when the Beatles were around. Looks like a cool time.

Posted by: SuzyCcup | February 18, 2010 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Has Palin stated any major policy position beyond what she shared with Gregory Charles Royal? Just askin'.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | February 18, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

"How dare you defend this clown and his and his sons lack of service you speak like you to have not served. If you did then you would not defend a coward chickenhawk. What have I done? I gave this country my body in the line of duty, one of my three kids all combat veterans was wounded when an IED blew him up. So I'll ask you what the F have you done? Other than defend this piece of crap person who was born with a silver spoon up his butt.
Posted by: rl5614"

Actually, how dare you define the place and level other Americans "serve" in some capacity as defining their worthiness as Americans or as candidates!

John McCain served and suffered!! Everyone should know that, as the dimbulb has milked his POW days remoreselessly for 30 years as his entitlement to be in a place of privilege...
McGovern? 30 combat missions. Still a piece of crap.
Max Cleland? Another piece of crap who dropped his own grenade and blew himself up. That qualifies him for high office how? Like a cop playing with his gun and shooting both eyes out should be a Senator?

As for your nephew getting wounded by an IED - too bad and as another POS "war hero" said - "if you don't work hard in school, you end up getting stuck in Iraq". But what does that have to do with making him more eligible to be an elected official, a pilot, a med school candidate or have more "right" to be in a Presidential run "serving" than the kids of those running???

I am a combat vet (technically) of the Gulf War, though as AF I worked preferably helping kill Republican Guard from a distance - rather than experience the "joy" "real soldiers" get from being shot at up close. To us, a purple heart would typically mean someone didn't do their job right.
But as a combat vet, of sorts, who has killed enemy....I am so sick of the holier than thou chickenhawk arguments from low-skilled low-IQ'd vets and Lefties posing as vets to make chickenhawk arguments.
The military is one way to "serve" but only 1 of 20 do, and most of them are not in frontline Army, Marine, Navy or AF units (like I was). For the rest of America, they find plenty of ways to contribute.
So on behalf of them and the many good works they do, I reject loser arguments that glorify once wearing a uniform over all other human endeavors...and put their militaristic worship into some pecking order of worthiness for Americans.

Posted by: ChrisFord1 | February 18, 2010 8:48 PM | Report abuse

Brigadere:

I see that you are new here. Where did you learn about this article on Mitt?

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Fix focuses on the multiple references to "fail."

However, we were more interested in the 256 references at CPAC to "the Cause." Hardly, a subtle codeword. Are we going back to 1954? 1939? 1865? BTW was Representative Lynn ("Great White Hope") Jenkins in attendance?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | February 18, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

What a bunch of sore losers.

And when did CPAC quite wearing the white hoods and robes?

Go away. You losers trashed the store like the irresponsible teenagers you are. Let the adults alone while they clean up your mess.

Takes a special kind of ingrate to whine about taxes during a time of war.

Posted by: mmax | February 18, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

~YAWN...

Posted by: lcarter0311 | February 18, 2010 8:43 PM | Report abuse

BigTrees (you don't have to believe me):

Francis Cianfrocca, the CEO of Bayshore Networks, wrote, "The administration’s management of the Chrysler bankruptcy has led to an astonishingly reckless abrogation of contract law that will introduce a new level of uncertainty into business transactions at all levels, and make wealth generation more difficult going forward ... An extraordinary uncertainty has been created when the most powerful man in the world can rewrite contracts and choose winners and losers in private negotiations as he sees fit. Since this is an unquantifiable uncertainty, and not a quantifiable risk, its effect on business and investor confidence will be large and unpredictable. As in the 1930s, a time when government also cavalierly rewrote private contracts, the prudent approach for business will be to invest minimally and wait for another administration."

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

It is clear that the Repubs strategy is to rewrite history and if the democrats allow them to they deserve to be punished. Mr. Obama might have failed the American people, but the American people decided Romney was too much of a liar to ever even get a chance to fail them.

Posted by: Brigadere | February 18, 2010 8:42 PM | Report abuse

BigFree, you are free because of the Republican party. Because of the Republican party you are equal to and have the same power to advance your life as the white boys do. The dems give you welfare to keep you on the porch or keep you in your own little Acorn group. The dems do not want any of us to succeed. They are tearing down this great country. WAKE UP!!

Posted by: annnort | February 18, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

revruc1:

Do you think that Carter "failed"? Nixon? Any other "Presidents"?

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

How does the Mitt know President obama failed? He failed, he couldnot even be President. So who is listening to him besides the media?

Posted by: revruc1 | February 18, 2010 8:40 PM | Report abuse

I suspect that her on-going fued with the founder of CPAC isn't helping matters either.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

How does the Mitt know President obama failed? He failed, he couldnot even be President. So who is listening to him besides the media?

Posted by: revruc1 | February 18, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

Murderous JakeD gets wood thinking of women dying in childbirth. Especially if they know it's coming months in advance and doctors refuse to help.

That's becausgarett regards human life as *sacred*

As long as it's a *fetus*

you sure are one sick little bast4rd, Jake

Posted by: Noacoler | February 18, 2010 8:38 PM | Report abuse

What kind of fantasy land must one live in order to still support this incompetent President called Obama?

They must have liked Jimmy Carter's recession too?


Then they disparage Mitt Romney with lies, race bait, attack his faith, tell lies about his faith...

It is no wonder we ended up with a man who had never run anything before being elected President. They were fooled by the candidate into believing his worthless charade of hope and change.

Posted by: Obama_TRAITOR_in_Chief | February 18, 2010 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Republican John Boehner guarantess to run House differently and guarantees Financial Collapse Phase II.

Posted by: Maddogg | February 18, 2010 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Here's one of the Yahoo Answers to: Who will run against BHO in 2012. This respondent, we guess, is from "the base."

"Obama is going to run again? wow he is brave. Anyways, it's probably going to be clinton, palin, and romney. Mitt Romney could have won last year if he had won the primaries. Actually I would love Sarah palin to be president. Just not Hillary Clinton, I can't take the pantsuits anymore."

That's great. Romney could have won...if he had won the primaries! I guess it follows that McCain would have won if he had only gotten more electoral votes than BHO did.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | February 18, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

SuzyCcup:

Because it's not worth her time.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Well, BigTrees, you asked for my opinion as to a single positive achievement and I gave it to you. How about the FACT there was no terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 2001 until Obama took over? I could keep going, but I suspect you won't consider them "positive" either. Maybe you would have preferred several more 9/11 (or worse) attacks instead.

While the short-term impact of allowing AIG, Chrysler, GM, etc. to fail would have been bad -- one estimate I saw re: Chrysler would have 38,000 jobs lost; 23 manufacturing facilities and 20 parts depots will be shuttered; more than 3,000 Chrysler dealers out of business; not to mention health and pension benefits for current and former Chrysler workers would be wiped out -- the biggest unknowns right now relate to mid / long-term impact (although we are seeing the tremendous reluctance of investors given what's taken place). Congress established bankruptcy courts to provide for the orderly restructuring and liquidation of financially distressed companies, and the decisions of these tribunals are subject to review by the ordinary judicial courts. The Obama Administration's plan for Chrysler in particular –- which involved giving a politically favored constituency (the United Auto Workers) priority at the expense of both taxpayers and legally privileged secured creditors –- was a blatent affront and circumvented established rule of law. If Bush had done something that bad, he would have been impeached and tossed out of office, all at your urging.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

Romney needs to direct his anger at the Republican party. There are absolutely no chance that the psuedo christian party will ever nominate a mormon for the presidency. He faces a greater climb than a liberal republican (assuming there is one left) would encounter if they wanted to be nominated.

Posted by: merrylees | February 18, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

JakeD, why isn't Palin at CPAC?

Posted by: SuzyCcup | February 18, 2010 8:31 PM | Report abuse

Ending a medical procedure isn't a positive thing. It is a limit to the medical procedures a doctor may need to save a life. It is the health care rationing the GOP has forced on us through this managed healthcare scam from the dark days of early Reaganomics. It is the health car rationing the GOP warned us they would impose. Why are right-wingers so obsessed with death, anyway? And which one of you came up with that death panel idea?

Here and now when we all pay for the sins of the failed actor tying a doctor's hands behind him is not a positive.

You could always go back to the useful method of executing another doctor. That has worked will for conservatives in the past.

Posted by: BigTrees | February 18, 2010 8:27 PM | Report abuse

"Thank you Mitt. Finally, someone who can speak without a teleprompter. I hear they made obama sit in a corner and watch.

Posted by: SuzyCcup | February 18, 2010 8:03 PM"
________

Riddle me this: how many votes will Mitt get from the Tea Party, the Brotherhood, the tenthers, the birthers, the deathers, Aryan Nation, the Klan, the former confederate states, and the Rick Perry secessionists--collectively referred to in the MSM as "the base."

Posted by: broadwayjoe | February 18, 2010 8:20 PM

Funny thing broadwayjoe, obama was wondering the same thing while he sat in that corner.

Posted by: SuzyCcup | February 18, 2010 8:25 PM | Report abuse

BTW: scrivener50 would say that the U.S. federal government as a whole is the largest terrorist organization in north America, nay, the world!

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Partial-birth abortion ban.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 8:21 PM | Report abuse

"Thank you Mitt. Finally, someone who can speak without a teleprompter. I hear they made obama sit in a corner and watch.

Posted by: SuzyCcup | February 18, 2010 8:03 PM"
________

That reminds me, Cup--No Fix mention of the highlight of the CPAC event: Rubio making fun of BHO's use of the teleprompter while reading from...a teleprompter. Whoops. Hypocrisy even in the humor.

Riddle me this: how many votes will Mitt get from the Tea Party, the Brotherhood, the tenthers, the birthers, the deathers, Aryan Nation, the Klan, the former confederate states, and the Rick Perry secessionists--collectively referred to in the MSM as "the base." Mitt has no chance of winning the primary against Palin. Face it, Palin's going to win the primary in 2012 and then, as George Will (no liberal he) predicted, lose 44 states to BHO!

Go Sarah-cuda! They'll call the race in 2012 by 8:01 pm.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | February 18, 2010 8:20 PM | Report abuse

JakeD2 wrote:

You are accusing CPAC of being the largest terrorist organization in north America? I thought that was Earth First!

No. I am accusing the Republican Party of being the largest terrorist organization. They have been terrorizing Americans my entire life while tearing down everything they can get their hands own. Since this "war on terror" bullcrap started 43 and Cheney's minions have gone out of their way to keep the American people terrified of everything they didn't approve of. I am terrified they could get power and become the rogue state the rest of the world fears again and invade another country just for grins and giggles.

I bet you can't name one single positive achievement in this country from the Republican Party. When I asked that question two years ago the best response was the interstate highway system.

Posted by: BigTrees | February 18, 2010 8:18 PM | Report abuse

Back to the Future.

January 2013. Two key participants preparing for the inauguration.


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_l3SGJT0c5O4/SNkKNDBsUqI/AAAAAAAAAIY/-tAjPgNhUjk/s1600/shoeshine.jpg

Posted by: SuzyCcup | February 18, 2010 8:18 PM | Report abuse

Leave it to that psychotic George Will to base his condemnation of Palin on the magic market spirit

Leave it to the swine JakeD to want her as president anyway

Posted by: Noacoler | February 18, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

Oh, please someone give me a break. Romney quit, he didn't have the guts to follow through on his commitments. Even after he spent millions of dollars trying to buy the nomination. Why would anyone want him as President? Why do Republicans love quitters?

Then you have people screaming that Dick Cheney should run for President. Yeah, he should have run in 09 on a campaign to clean up the mess he and Bush left behind. Now, after President Obama cleans up the mess Bush, Cheney and Republicans made without the help of any Republicans you Obama haters are dreaming of Cheney being President!! I guess that is just about right. The Republicans come in and screw up the country. The Democrats come in and fix the mess Republican made all the while Republicans are telling you how pitiful the Democratic party really is. You gullible people put Republicans back into office and watch as they screw the country again and then you will blame Democrats while you continue to vote against your own best interest. Some people will never learn.

Posted by: catmomtx | February 18, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

I wonder if the right-wing's coordinated attack campaign such as this could ever prove to be successful? The Republicans are one seriously messed up Party yet I suppose a smear campaign, even without merit, might fool but a few.

Create lots and lots of smear noise so that the Obama signal gets muted. Shame. Shame. Shame.

If the last year demonstrates anything is it this - it is abundantly clear the GOP hates reform and reformers as this means pulling the $ plug on their sure fire campaign donations especially from healthcare and finance interests.

Sadly, the so-called free-marketeers talk a big game about being on the side of the American people yet act to continually and systematically undermine the interests of the little guy by kow-towing to their corporate task masters.

To put things in perspective, just remember a short 13 months ago and try and remember Bush's deer-in-the-headlights look, especially toward the end of his reign when Rome was burning and he stood by and fiddled.

Posted by: Ruby4 | February 18, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

BigTrees:

You still haven't answered whether you are accusing CPAC of being a terrorist organization? If you think the GOP has ruined our economy, just wait until you see all of the (unintended?) consequences of the AIG / Chrysler / GM debacle.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

The right-wing spin machine is working overtime to dump the Bush mess on Obama. They rely on the poor memory and short attention span of the average Fox News viewer. Rather than admit that the Bush Presidency was the biggest disaster to hit the US since 1929, they create an alternate reality in which Bush never did anything wrong and everything that ever happened in the last 10 years is either Clinton's fault or Obama's fault. As long as these right-wingers keep drinking the Limbaugh Kool-Aid, they will dwell in their Never-Never Land where Bush is a saint and Reagan is a god and they'll never wake up and realize just how badly they've been punked. The only reason they pay any attention to the godless Mormon Romney is because his hair reminds them of Ronald Reagan.

Posted by: CALDEM | February 18, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

We all agree with you.

A little late.

Have a great time at the conventions.

Good to have a time for sharing and laughing.

We are with you.

****

Posted by: paulann1 | February 18, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

Idiot right-wingers! This economic mess is Republican fiscal policy at its finest. Before this recession, caused by 43's totally incompetent management, the worst since WWII was the 1981-83 recession caused by Reagan's massive tax cuts for the rich and killing revenue sharing with the states. Then there was the Nixon recession poor Jimmy Carter inherited and couldn't fix. And don't forget the big one (1929-1939) caused by even more fiscal mismanagement.

See a pattern here? When Republicans try to manage things bad stuff happens. And their solution is always always always to do the same thing, only more of it. And every time the American people suffer for at least a generation. We haven't even started fixing all the damage Reagan did.

Posted by: BigTrees | February 18, 2010 8:10 PM | Report abuse

That = That's (darn Spellchecker ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Meanwhile, no liberal or Democratic group gatherings are ever mentioned.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | February 18, 2010 8:03 PM


Huh?? What about the Barry, Harry, and Nancy three ring circus? It's been mentioned all year.

Surely, you must have meant "no intelligent liberal or democratic gatherings"....

Posted by: SuzyCcup | February 18, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

Real news would be a Huckabee Republican with anything positive to say.

Posted by: coloradodog | February 18, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

John Hay:

That FUTURE Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) to you. How about you just leave American politics to us here in the U.S., and we will leave Australian politics to you?

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 8:06 PM | Report abuse

RL5614,

I appreciate your service and sacrifice to America. As has often been said, freedom is not free. It has been bought with the blood and sacrifice of many patriots. Many in my family are included as well.

Having said that though, why is Romney judged differently than Obama. Neither have served. Yet Obama has never, to my knowledge been criticized for it but many, such as yourself, seek to disqualify Romney for it.

Likewise, Obama's religion is highly suspect and yet he gets a pass while Romney is constantly derided for his faith.

I'd take an accomplished and competent guy who never served in the military over an inexperienced novice who never served any day. And, I'll take a committed Mormon over someone who could sit through even 10 minutes of Reverend Wright's hate-filled, radical, racist sermons.

Posted by: Ci2Eye | February 18, 2010 8:05 PM | Report abuse

Thank you Mitt. Finally, someone who can speak without a teleprompter. I hear they made obama sit in a corner and watch.

Posted by: SuzyCcup | February 18, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

"I'm sure this is the first of many long, detailed, complimentary posts about CPAC in The Fix. They'll join CC's regular uncritical coverage of Tea Party conventions, conservative protests, and past CPAC events. Meanwhile, no liberal or Democratic group gatherings are ever mentioned.

Are you still pretending that this is a non-partisan blog, CC? Or have you completely dropped the facade?

Posted by: Blarg | February 18, 2010 3:22 PM"
_____
Unclear why Romney unfairly slamming the President is a considered a "news story" but maybe that's just me.

For most outside Drudge/Fix World, the biggest story was Fix coworker George Will's nuking of Palin in the Post today. It was GW at his nastiest and meanest--difference, though, is his vitriol was aimed at the right target this time: the Quitta from Wasilla.

"Yet Sarah Palin, who with 17 months remaining in her single term as Alaska's governor quit the only serious office she has ever held, is obsessively discussed as a possible candidate in 2012. Why? She is not going to be president and will not be the Republican nominee unless the party wants to lose at least 44 states.

Conservatives, who rightly respect markets as generally reliable gauges of consumer preferences, should notice that the political market is speaking clearly: The more attention Palin receives, the fewer Americans consider her presidential timber. The latest Post-ABC News poll shows that 71 percent of Americans -- including 52 percent of Republicans -- think she is not qualified to be president."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/17/AR2010021703507.html

Ouch...

Posted by: broadwayjoe | February 18, 2010 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Give me a break.

Obama has been in office a little over a year. In that time, he has:

1. Extinguished the smoldering economic mess Dubya and the GOP left us;

2. Averted the 2nd Great Depression (the Right's ultimately deliverable);

3. Moved to reform a thoroughly busted health care model whose lobbyists funded its opposition, i,e., Romney and others

4. About to take on long awaited Finance reform.

It looks to me like the GOP stands to lose because their crony buddies stand to lose their protected, non-free market based money machine.

I'm seeing beyond this vacuous but well-coordinated PR campaign to discredit phenomenal work in just a little over 12 months in office. Kudos Obama and keep on pressing.

Posted by: Ruby4 | February 18, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Maddogg:

How about THIS plan? TARP and both Porkulus bills totaled $1.629 TRILLION, divided by 4 million jobs = $407,250 annual salary for the last year just to clean roads 11:00 am -3:00 pm, or just stay off the roads during rush hours, for all I care. THAT would have been better than what we got.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 8:02 PM | Report abuse

When Clinton was in office unemployment was at 6-7% and everybody said we are at full employment. George Bush II gets us to4-5% and the cry was 5% unemployment. Under The failure Obama its over 10% and we just have to live with it. Thats the new economy. I really miss George. And I really really miss Ronnie. The greatest president of all time.

Posted by: unclejohncornbread | February 18, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

House minority leader, John Boehner (R-Ohio) reportedly said on Thursday, that "President Obama "slapped the table," wagged his finger, and scolded him at a recent White House meeting."

In a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference, "the Ohio Republican accused the president of excessive "finger-wagging" lectures".

Mr Boehner - How infantile!

In so doing, Boehner again proved that he is really nothing more than a jolly big sook. Cowards always adopt these positions in trying to sound like the victim. As an ham actor he gets a C minus. He should have tried Hollywood.

America and the President are genuinely keen to hear fresh Republican ideas to help the nation. Barack Obama is absolutely correct not to tolerate this Republican's repetitious regurgitation of the same failed Bush / Cheney policies also blindly mouthed at the CPA conference by Mitt Romney, which delivered so much pain and loss to the United States and it's people.

John Hay
Australia

http://www.tellingthoughts.com/us-politics/your-public-option-its-now-or-never

Posted by: johnjhay | February 18, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

Romeney "failed" to acknowledge his fellow republicans "failed" to support anything at all Obama tried to do.

Oh, please, dear Jesus, Mormon Elder Romney and intolerant evangelical Palin in 2012.

Posted by: coloradodog | February 18, 2010 8:00 PM | Report abuse

FACTS: Republicans have been and are utter complete lunatics.
Which translated means that Republicans are paid agents of Big corporations (Big Pharma, Big Insurance, Big Military, Big Banks, etc.) and to get away with this Con Job they say any insane thing, such as "Government cannot do anything..." which translated means pay Taxes and get nothing for your Taxes, but have your Taxes go for the benefit of the Super rich which control the Big Corporations.

To see what Lunatics Republicans are consider some of their positions & beliefs, Republicans were and are for:

1-The Iraq War that has wasted, to date, $2Trilion dollar of our Tax money set aside how many innocent people it has killed.
2- Republicans are for the gargantuan US Military that is literally bankrupting the American people, given that US economy is
now only 15% of World economy whereas the US Military budget is LARGER than the Military budget of every country on
planet Earth combined!!! DO that simple math and you will see this Military budget is the KEY cause of US Deficits.


But Republicans are:

Against Universal nationalized health care, something that EVERY European country has, Canada has, Israel has, Japan has, China has, in fact all developed nations have. WHY? Because Universal nationalized health care is the ONLY way to operate health care in todays World given that under Universal nationalized health care EVERY
citizen will have health care, this means whereas 2Mill Americans go bankrupt each year due to health care costs in European countries ZERO people are going bankrupt each year due to health care costs, this means whereas in US at least 50,000 people are dying each year due to being denied health care ZERO people are dying in Europe for being denied health care, and equally as important whereas health care is taking a back breaking and Deficit creating 18% of the GDP in US in all the countries that have Universal nationalized health care, health care on average is taking about 9% of the GDP.

U can read much more here:
http://anoox.com/blog/Real_News.34034

Posted by: RealNews1 | February 18, 2010 7:59 PM | Report abuse

I want my tax cut and I want it now.

Republicans vow to shift and increase spending for defense in order to balance the budget.

Posted by: Maddogg | February 18, 2010 7:58 PM | Report abuse

Classic Romney.

Posted by: MShake | February 18, 2010 7:56 PM | Report abuse

Loved Romney's line about Lindsey Vonn having to give up her gold medal because obama went downhill faster.

Posted by: SuzyCcup | February 18, 2010 7:55 PM | Report abuse

JedG
Obama spent more money in his first yaer then bush in 8. The defict has trippled in just one year. Obama is a bafoon. But in 3 more years he can tour Europe and run down the good ole USA. Wait he does that now.

Posted by: unclejohncornbread | February 18, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

So, Mitt...you think it's just fine and dandy that Anthem BC/BS in California just announced an increase of 39% for individual health plan premiums? And you still think we don't need health reform? Think I can see why that guy took a swing at you on the plane.

Posted by: fluxgirl | February 18, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

Palin-Romney 2012!

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 1:38 PM


No, no, no, JakeD. It's Romney in 2012! VP to be determined.

Sarah blew it by endorsing McCain over JD Hayworth. She'll be taking care of the creep in his old age.

Posted by: SuzyCcup | February 18, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

"I am convinced that history will judge President Bush far more kindly,"

Nothing else that comes out of Mitt's mouth should be taken the least bit seriously.

Posted by: rcupps | February 18, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse

I was employed (6 figures) under the Bush administration. I've been unemployed under Obama. What a disaster. The only saving grace is that he is a 1-termer.

Posted by: lorraine2 | February 18, 2010 7:53 PM | Report abuse


Hey Mitt, you're a Mormon. People care less about what you say, than they care about what Dick Cheney has to say...

Posted by: demtse | February 18, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Obama will fail if he doesn't pass the public-option.

As for Romney. Well, where was he these past several years when the Bush tax cuts never brought us peak employment?

I just wish Romney had some solutions. Say like a guarantee that a Republican plan will create 4,000,000+ million jobs this year. A plan that is measurable. Republicans never use measurable programs.

As normal. The Republicans never measure up.

Posted by: Maddogg | February 18, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

"Had Romney been the republican candidate in 08 rather than the has been. Barry the AA president would not have been elected. His resume and experience was far superior the union organizers
Posted by: cropsey71"

I am not sure he would have been elected, given Bush's many miserable failures and a sense that Republicans had blown it...but the collapsed economy and financial system would made it a far closer vote than McCain and his largely clueless eye candy companion made it. Even if Romney hadn't been elected, the intelligent debate he would have forced Obama into over critical economic fixes would have forced Obama to take a straighter course in the recovery than simply shower money on Democrat constituency groups and bankers.

Had Romney been elected, no rape and pillage of the taxpayers by the unions and lawyers and NYC bankers....the deficit would be well under a trillion, The jobless rate under 7%, oil and gas drilling would be booming, and without Bush's "evildoer & wonderful noble Iraqi freedom lovers fetishs" - but still better on national defense than Obama has been.

Calling Romney an also ran is stupid. Calling him inauthentic vs. cultivated media organisms with a background in broadcasting like Palin, Beck - is stupid.
Saying we got beat because idependents & moderates rejected us, therefore we must alienate them more by going to a "pure" religious right endorsed candidate is stupid.
The Dems followed Mondale with their own beloved by their base nightmare - Dukakis. Which replicated their stupidity with McGovern. And not to be deprived of a hat trick, the Dems went with Kerry after a miserable, inept campaign by Algore.


Posted by: ChrisFord1 | February 18, 2010 7:51 PM | Report abuse

nyrunner101:

You apparently didn't read any of my posts dealing with each and every one of your so-called "points".

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 7:51 PM | Report abuse

I do find fault with the LIBERAL MEDIA their total wimpy inability to ask one Republican talking head about their eight years of rule.
When was the last time you watched a talking head Senator or Congress person asked about the state of affairs in their State?.
Simple questions would be.
What is the unemployment rate in your State?.
What is the poverty levels in your State?.
How many people in your State are without health insurance?.
How many people in your State earn more than minimum wage?.
What is the education level in your State?.
How many people do you incarcerate each year?.
So simple yet in America so hard.

Posted by: JillCalifornia | February 18, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Why is it even News when Mitt tries to throw the President under the bus. What else is new. What is newsworthy is him saying that he thinks history "will judge Bush far more kindly". Is he kidding ? If Obama failed the American people as Mitt would have us believe then Bush failed the whole Planet! He started a war in Iraq under false pretenses. We will pay for that for decades. He refused to consider that Global Warming was even possible letting the problem get worse. Wall Street and the mortgage industry had a party for 7 out of his 8 years in office. Yet , Rommey thinks history will prove that he was a better president than we give him credit for. Obviously, Mitt was trying to suck up to Right Wingers in hopes that they would contribute to his campaign.The problem is that Mitt will need votes to get elected and saying stupid things might make party loyalist dole out a few bucks but not make working class Americans anxious to vote for him. Blaming Obama for not "fixing" the economy, that Bush spent 2 terms destroying, fast enough is stupid. The economy is set to explode in the net 14 to 18 months,just in time for Obama to get re-elected and guys like Rommey will have to eat their words.

Posted by: brascal53 | February 18, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

Why is it even News when Mitt tries to throw the President under the bus. What else is new. What is newsworthy is him saying that he thinks history "will judge Bush far more kindly". Is he kidding ? If Obama failed the American people as Mitt would have us believe then Bush failed the whole Planet! He started a war in Iraq under false pretenses. We will pay for that for decades. He refused to consider that Global Warming was even possible letting the problem get worse. Wall Street and the mortgage industry had a party for 7 out of his 8 years in office. Yet , Rommey thinks history will prove that he was a better president than we give him credit for. Obviously, Mitt was trying to suck up to Right Wingers in hopes that they would contribute to his campaign.The problem is that Mitt will need votes to get elected and saying stupid things might make party loyalist dole out a few bucks but not make working class Americans anxious to vote for him. Blaming Obama for not "fixing" the economy, that Bush spent 2 terms destroying, fast enough is stupid. The economy is set to explode in the net 14 to 18 months,just in time for Obama to get re-elected and guys like Rommey will have to eat their words.

Posted by: brascal53 | February 18, 2010 7:50 PM | Report abuse

rl5614:

Korean War, 60th Signal Service Company, United States Army, 1950-52.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 7:49 PM | Report abuse

First, let us get this straight. History is not going to judge the Bush presidency more kindly. Why? Because the fact that the Bush presidency was a complete disaster is a fact, not an opinion. Anyone making any kind of revisionist statement to the contrary is mentally challenged to say the least and certainly unfit for any high office.

Second, Romney pushed through comprehensive Health Care when he was governor of Massachusettes and he now thinks that Health Care is not a priority?

I would say that Obama has certainly achieved quite a bit in his first year, the most important being ending the presidential sanction of torture, a policy that put this country at the bottom of countries that have any claim to morality and allowed us real Americans to no longer hide their heads in shame. And there are other acheivements, not as many as I like, but enough to make me still believe in this president.

Just think for a moment if Bush was still in office. The unemployed would be drowning just like the victims of Katrina. Hardly better would have been the presidency of John McCain. One only needs to look at his Senatorial campaign in Arizona to realize that there never much to this man to begin with.

I know Obama will get a second term so I suppose I should ignore the comments of a failed presidential candidate like Romney but it galls me to hear people who said nothing while this country was being destroyed by Reagan and Bush, the two worst presidents in US history, will not even give Obama a couple of years to straighten out the Republican mess. It just indicates that Republicans care only about winning and not at all about this country. It is ironic that it is Republicans that are the loudest complainers when they see a politician not wearing a flag pin when it is obvious to anyone with an IQ above 10 that Republicans are the least patriotic Americans of all.

Enough.

Posted by: nyrunner101 | February 18, 2010 7:48 PM | Report abuse

What's the news here?

"Romney, Too, Repeats Republican Talking Points"

Posted by: washpost29 | February 18, 2010 7:44 PM | Report abuse

steveboyington:

For the record, I am not advocating him to be President.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 7:43 PM | Report abuse

Here is a snip of the Union Leader editorial. I don't think a more accurate paragraph exists anywhere else in the history of the English language.

"If you followed only his tenure as governor of Massachusetts, you might imagine Romney as a pragmatic moderate with liberal positions on numerous social issues and an ability to work well with Democrats. If you followed only his campaign for president, you'd swear he was a red-meat conservative, pandering to the religious right, whatever the cost. Pay attention to both, and you're left to wonder if there's anything at all at his core."

Posted by: steveboyington | February 18, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

At least Obama doesn't like Romney and Glenn Beck, belong to a cult! Oh and doesn't Romney have an MBA like George W. Bush, that would sure help run the free world, like George W. Bush again!

Posted by: wallasongs | February 18, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

FWIW: a young Mitt Romney did go to France for 30 months as a missionary until June 1968, when he was involved in a serious car accident while driving fellow missionaries; the fault for the accident, which left one person dead, was attributed to the driver of the other vehicle. He "served" without pay on the Utah Olympic Committee and then as Governor of Massachusetts. Those of you who are critical of his (and, curiously, his son's lack of "service"), what have YOU done?

Posted by: JakeD2
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How dare you defend this clown and his and his sons lack of service you speak like you to have not served. If you did then you would not defend a coward chickenhawk. What have I done? I gave this country my body in the line of duty, one of my three kids all combat veterans was wounded when an IED blew him up. So I'll ask you what the F have you done? Other than defend this piece of crap person who was born with a silver spoon up his butt.

Posted by: rl5614 | February 18, 2010 7:42 PM | Report abuse

Wow! I thought it was just Palin threads that brought out all of the looney left. Good to see so many running scared. "Sincear2021" where are you?

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 7:40 PM | Report abuse

People still listen to Romney? You want to know all you need to know about Romney, find the Manchester Union Leader anti-endorsement for him in the 2008 NH Primary. They decided that rather than endorse someone, they would just say "Don't vote for Mitt."

He is a chameleon of epic proportions. If he were speaking in front of someone else, he'd say just what he thought they wanted to hear. He is an embarrassment, and anyone who advocates him to be President is an embarrassment, too.

Posted by: steveboyington | February 18, 2010 7:39 PM | Report abuse

The hand that rocks the Cradle rules the World
Don't Mess with Mother Nature
You will be very Sorry!
Like the Sorry A$$ you are!
Romney!

Posted by: boski66 | February 18, 2010 7:38 PM | Report abuse

makom:

Actually, if Obama is the anti-Christ (and even Jesus said no one knows when He would return), then there's nothing we can do to "stop" him. That being said, I doubt that Obama is the anti-Christ.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

So the far left isn't in control of the Democrat party?

Posted by: unclejohncornbread | February 18, 2010 7:37 PM | Report abuse

37thand0street:

I am saying that everything on that list (except the FEDERAL Dept. of Education is provided for in the Constitution / subsequent Supreme Court cases). I agree with you that Obamacare is not and will be challenged via lawsuits if "purportedly" signed into law. Can you say ROBERTS Court?

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 7:35 PM | Report abuse

Spread the word people. The mark of the beast on your forehead is when you accept the Anti-Christ through blind faith. The mark of the beast on your hand is when you accept the Anti-Christ through gifts. People Obama is the Anti-Christ that you have all read about. You have been warned. The future is not set and can go in two very different directions. Get involved and help stop this massive take over.

Posted by: makom | February 18, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

Posted by: borderlinedevill | February 18, 2010 7:33 PM | Report abuse

smith_michael:

I think the better choice would be the winner of the GOP primaries (Palin) selects him as HER running mate.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

mnjam and JakeD2


What are you talking about


The big difference between all those items is that the government is providing those services - and many are regarded as emanating out of specific provisions in the Consitution.

The power to require indivuduals to purchase something from a private firm - well that is not something the government provides - and requires an individual action.


Its a major difference- and should be reviewed by the Courts if enacted.

IF ENACTED.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 7:30 PM | Report abuse

FWIW: a young Mitt Romney did go to France for 30 months as a missionary until June 1968, when he was involved in a serious car accident while driving fellow missionaries; the fault for the accident, which left one person dead, was attributed to the driver of the other vehicle. He "served" without pay on the Utah Olympic Committee and then as Governor of Massachusetts. Those of you who are critical of his (and, curiously, his son's lack of "service"), what have YOU done?

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 7:28 PM | Report abuse

The only things that motivates Republicans is taxes and racism. Republicans for all their yak on taxes and spending never offered a real tax cut, but just a tax shift from federal to state to local government. They never cut spending either. They simply shift spending to their pet's from the Dems pet's and call it reduced spending.

Let's see if they get into power in November if they will reverse the bank bailouts and set the banks up where they were financially before the bailouts. Let's see if they will really put their career's where their mouth is.

As for jobs if the Republicans had a better plan they would have announced it. They know this recovery will not be great. The last one was not great and they were in charge and we never reached peak employment even with the Bush tax cuts.

For his measure, Obama must pass the public-option or he will lose out in November's elections.

Posted by: Maddogg | February 18, 2010 7:27 PM | Report abuse

The GOP is a terrorist organization. It does not support the best interest of our country.

Posted by: DCGuyme | February 18, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

It seems that it is open season on the new administration but those complainers continually forget that this administration did not create the problems of the past 3 GOP white house occupants. With this in mind maybe Mitt can separate his lips from their rear end. Is he trying to act like he has a pair or maybe identfying with the past GOP failures. The American people finally got it right by going left. What can you do Mitt maybe you can select the chairman of the GOP as a running mate. Good luck with that idea.

Posted by: smith_michael | February 18, 2010 7:24 PM | Report abuse

bcs2k:

Oh, is that what you call 500+ posts?

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Obama just spent the last 13 months trying to get the government to open up the biggest deficit in history, on account of the health care plan.


AND now he is up there trying to claim fiscal responsibility.

Is this a joke - or is this just silly ???


Obama just can't have it both ways - he looks so BAD -

How in the world does Obama think he is helping himself ?


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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 7:23 PM | Report abuse

rl5614:

To be fair, we have an all-volunteer military right now, so he can't force any of his kids to enlist. While Romney didn't serve, he didn't dodge any draft either.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 7:22 PM | Report abuse

Poor Mitt. This former, former and now new nobody will say and do anything to get attention. Fortunately most have a brain and know to ignore him.

Posted by: bcs2k | February 18, 2010 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Obama loves to attack Bush - even now.


How about the trade deals which Clinton agreed to - we are still living under those.


What about medicare - a democratic program which has exploded in costs - I don't see Obama complaining about that.


Obama is full of deceptions and lies.


The American People have heard enough of Obama and they are begining to tune him out. Everyone can't wait to vote him out.


What a miserable failure.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

BigTrees:

You are accusing CPAC of being the largest terrorist organization in north America? I thought that was Earth First!

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 7:19 PM | Report abuse

I wish that just once a politician would offer some concrete ideas and proposals of how to fix what is wrong with this nation instead of just running down everyone else. What good are they if they don't know or even have an idea of what to do? It doesn't take a genius to see what is wrong but it takes some thought and a lot of guts to say it and do something about it, or even have some idea how they are going to try to fix it.

Posted by: OldCoot1 | February 18, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

As a Vet and a father of three combat veterans of Iraq I still remember when Mitt was asked if his sons would join the military to fight in the war he supported.
His answer was "my sons are serving the country by working on my election" So with that said he can kiss my veteran a s s. He is another chickenhawk, neocon coward just like the rest at the cpac. F them all.

Posted by: rl5614 | February 18, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

Republicans announced they have a plan that would create 4,000,000 this year, but will not release it unless they are voted into power.

Posted by: Maddogg | February 18, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

A-Voter:

I "care".

Brainny:

Take a look at my reply to mnjam's post.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 7:17 PM | Report abuse

The FBI missed this?

The leaders of the largest terrorist organization in north America and they let them get away?

How shameful!

Posted by: BigTrees | February 18, 2010 7:15 PM | Report abuse

mnjam:

a. An airforce and b. ICBM's -- could easily be taken care of by the "Army" (or Navy via carriers / sub missiles) if you really want to get that technical.

c. Paper money, d. Nationally chartered banks, e. the Federal Reserve Bank, and f. Deposit Insurance -- while the colonies used paper money before 1787, it is true that the federal government did not print banknotes until 1862. However, almost immediately after adoption of the United States Constitution, the Congress chartered the First Bank of the United States and authorized it to issue banknotes, which has been held Constitutional by the Supreme Court.

g. Any kind of safety laws or regulations -- Commerce clause.

h. Any aid to education of any kind -- except for the service academies, you are correct about this one. Time to abolish the Dept. of Education.

i. Social Security and j. Medicare -- ruled Constitutional by the Supreme Court after FDR threatened to pack additional Justices.

k. just about anything and everything other than coinage, patents, an army and navy, postal roads, patents and copyrights.

Not true (see above).

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

jake D2 you miss the point, look at mnjam's post. that says it all about what is and is not in the Constitution

Posted by: Brainny | February 18, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

jake D2 you miss the point, look at mnjam's post. that says it all about what is and is not in the Constitution

Posted by: Brainny | February 18, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

I have looked at the Constitution

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hahahahaha you pompous twit

Posted by: Noacoler | February 18, 2010 7:11 PM | Report abuse

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Who cares what this wife-swapping id_iot thinks?

He and Palin must be having a contest of who is dumber.

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Posted by: A-Voter | February 18, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

Listen up America. Romney and the GOP know a lot about failure. It's what they do best. Fail to lead. Fail to lead. Fail to lead. Fail to lead.

Posted by: drcalm | February 18, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

Brainny:

I have looked at the Constitution, specifically the part where all powers not specifically delegated to the federal government are retained by the States / people. What's next, all Americans will be forced to purchase only GM cars?

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 7:06 PM | Report abuse

Where in the Constitution is the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT given the power to force citizens to purchase health insurance?
Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse
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A partial list of what the Constitution does not specifically bauthorize:
a. An airforce.
b. ICBM's
c. Paper money
d. Nationally chartered banks
e. the Federal Reserve Bank
f. Deposit Insurance
g. Any kind of safety laws or regulations
h. Any aid to education of any kind
i. Social Security
j. Medicare.
k. just about anything and everything other than coinage, patents, an army and navy, postal roads, patents and copyrights.

It's not in the Constitution does not make it unconstitutional. It's just dumb.

Posted by: mnjam | February 18, 2010 7:05 PM | Report abuse

thestoryplease:

Now is the time for Obama to decide not to run for re-election like LBJ decided.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

You buy car insurance too. Give me a break. Conservatives talk about personal liberty. How about getting sick and having no coverage except for a bake sale or benfit that would pay for just a fraction of costs. Better to have people get coverage than to have them in the ER, lose their house or die. Life libetry and the pursuit of happiness are what we all beleive in. Not having healthcare takes that away. The Constitution says some things and does not say things. Conservatives and the GOP should really look at it sometime and have a history lesson. Read a book called Orininal Intent, it will open your eyes about Scalia's "original intent". Stop always throwing the Constitution around as a talking point and read it along with some history books.

Posted by: Brainny | February 18, 2010 7:03 PM | Report abuse

Judge Marget Marshall and her three cohorts said they didn't have the authority to change the meaning of marriage, so they suggested to Mitt Romney that he approve it of his authority as Governor.
Visit http://www.massresistance.org
Read the Mitt Romney Deception
He has no spine, he will try whatever he can to become president, but we the people must wake up and take the reins to direct a better future for our Youths, They need real adults, parents that know what marriage and family is, what principals and morals are, what children need, real, true family and parents that teach them the true facts of Life, how life is born, how it is healthy and sane.

Posted by: boski66 | February 18, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

"When the Democrats have control of the House, the Senate, the White House, and have a media that fawns over the President and totally supports his agenda, how exactly do you figure the Democrats failure is the fault of Republicans?
Posted by: Ci2Eye"

First we must separate Congressional Democrats from the President. Then we need to realize that the Democrats in Congress feed out of the same corporate troughs as the Republicans. It only takes a handful of "Corporate Owned" Democrats to side with Republicans to stall anything.

That said, I do fault Obama and his administration for not getting tough with these so-called "blue-dogs." Lyndon Johnson was the last Democratic leader who could and would destroy any Democrat and likely a Republican too, who stood in the way of what he wanted to accomplish. Obama has tried to unite this Nation. A noble task, but with the far right wing still in control of the Republican party, reconciliation is portrayed as weakness. Now is the time for LBJ toughness.

Posted by: thestoryplease | February 18, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

I'd forgotten about CPAC going for Romney last year. That would explain why Governor Palin wasn't available -- there's not enough love in the room for her to share with anyone.

Posted by: margaretmeyers | February 18, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

Please explain how this is news? So what?

Posted by: monk4hall | February 18, 2010 7:00 PM | Report abuse

The many faces of Mitt. Peculator, liberal Mass gov, ultra-conservative panderer. He's going nowhere.

Posted by: mnjam | February 18, 2010 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Brainny:

"Almost identical" except for the IRS enforcing it, right? Where in the Constitution is the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT given the power to force citizens to purchase health insurance?

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 6:56 PM | Report abuse

Gay marriage harms The Childrun, huh? Love to see how
loopy you'd need to go to connect those dots.. you can't, of course.

Funny the military is in the lead on this one, and Adm. Mullen hasn't had even a single question about it.

Really sucks to be a bigot these days, doesn't it. Black man in the white house, gays on television, now "openly gay" men and women in uniform.

Want your country back? Go pound sand.

Posted by: Noacoler | February 18, 2010 6:55 PM | Report abuse

Cobra2
Liberals didn't create the mess the Dems are trying to fix so your brother can get paying customers. No party since fall of 2008 could have possibly fixed the debacle the country was in by then. Short term memory buddy.

Posted by: dorklord | February 18, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

He has been called...squeaky-clean...tattle-tale...holier-than-thou...by the likes of McCain, during the Republican presidential debates. The essence of the mean-spirited culture that prevails among our Washington politicians (especially when they are confronted by outsiders.) as Mr. Romney.

One has to wonder, if it is because Mr. Romney is a Mormon...or if it is because he is a viable threat as a Washington outsider, that has the potential of making a serious impact on the status quo, that the likes of McCain are afraid of.

After the event of Americans electing a Black man to our highest office in spite of the fact of Mr. Obama's dubious relations in Chicago (a 20 year stint in a Black hate-filled anti-American church) is surely a sign that Americans this time around will not fall for the bigotries of the McCains and the Huckabees.

A squeaky-clean Romney is looking better and better the more we see the Obama's authoritative way of condoning and accepting the way Washington operates...it is not just business as usual...it is now, business as usual, the Obama way.

The key to solving our problems after 4 years of President Obama, will be tolerance and respect regarding Mr. Romney...the same tolerance that was accorded Mr. Obama.

Posted by: adamscar | February 18, 2010 6:53 PM | Report abuse

I have Read Judge Margret Marshall and her three cohorts Decision, and they stated they had no authority to change the meaning of marriage, so they sent a suggestion to Mitt Romney that he sign it into law. That is how it happened, Read the Goodridge case and you shall know the truth.

Posted by: boski66 | February 18, 2010 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Romney, Republicans and conservatives like the ones he spoke too as CPAC are the ones that failer America. Romney created and signed a healthcare bill as a governor that is almost identical to teh one that The Democrats have purposed. Romney is running away from it as much as he can because he wants to be president. The Republicans and conservatives have been getting their way of thirty years with policies which ended with Bush. The healthcare bill has been demonized by the fearmongers the Republicans and conservatives. There needs to be some government regulation and help for those at the bottom since those at the top 1% in the last thirty years now have 22% of the wealth as opposed to 9% in 1980. Read David Cay Johnston's books for the real rip off of teh poor and middle class. Thta will give Republicans and conservatives a real clue about why people are mad. Republicans and conservatives need to get a clue. Also CPAC seemed very white to me, I watched on CSPAN.

Posted by: Brainny | February 18, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Obama loves to attack Bush - even now.

How about the trade deals which Clinton agreed to - we are still living under those.


What about medicare - a democratic program which has exploded in costs - I don't see Obama complaining about that.

Obama is full of deceptions and lies.

The American People have heard enough of Obama and they are begining to tune him out. Everyone can't wait to vote him out.

What a miserable failure.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 6:50 PM | Report abuse

Visit http://www.massresistance.org
Read the Mitt Romney Deception

Posted by: boski66 | February 18, 2010 6:47 PM | Report abuse

Noacoler


Call Ford, GM and Toyota and tell them to stop repeating their commercials.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

visit http://www.massresistance.org
Read the Mitt Romney Deception!
Say No to him!

Posted by: boski66 | February 18, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Boski66,

You are simply mistaken.

Go back and read what happened in Massachusetts again. Mitt Romney vehemently opposed gay marriage. He fought tooth and nail against it but the Democratically-controlled legislature and the courts in the state pushed it through anyway.

Please be honest about Romney's record. All the same old attacks on the guy are really tiring.

Posted by: Ci2Eye | February 18, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

Coming from the likes of Romney and his ilk, I am inclined to think better of Obama. It is true Obama has not delivered on his campaign promises and for some of those, I think he deserves to take full blame. But only those who do not want to see the reality can say the Republicans haven't made it their sole objective to defeat ANYTHING Obama proposes for their own political gain even at the cost of our Nation's well being.

Obama's numbers are down now, but if and when he pulls us out of the Middle East quagmire they will rise significantly. As for Romneyy, I don't see what can change the people's opinion of him as the rich opportunist he is.

Posted by: thestoryplease | February 18, 2010 6:42 PM | Report abuse

I have watched the CPAC pow wow on CPSAn and qam not impressed. These coventions and ones like liberal groups( by the way I am a liberal from New York, upstate that is) are what is making this country worse. There is no agreement by eitehr side and when your featured speakers are Glenn Beck and Mitt Romney you are in trouble and seem decisive. Beck is a Looney Tune and Romney has no principle. He does not back the Federal Health care bill which is almost identical to the one he supported as a governor. This bill is very moderate and CPAC just helps to destory the political center in this country. Sick people and everyone else will suffer. stop the cheerleading and actually have ideas to benefit the American people.

Posted by: Brainny | February 18, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

I have watched the CPAC pow wow on CPSAn and qam not impressed. These coventions and ones like liberal groups( by the way I am a liberal from New York, upstate that is) are what is making this country worse. There is no agreement by eitehr side and when your featured speakers are Glenn Beck and Mitt Romney you are in trouble and seem decisive. Beck is a Looney Tune and Romney has no principle. He does not back the Federal Health care bill which is almost identical to the one he supported as a governor. This bill is very moderate and CPAC just helps to destory the political center in this country. Sick people and everyone else will suffer. stop the cheerleading and actually have ideas to benefit the American people.

Posted by: Brainny | February 18, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

I have watched the CPAC pow wow on CPSAn and qam not impressed. These coventions and ones like liberal groups( by the way I am a liberal from New York, upstate that is) are what is making this country worse. There is no agreement by eitehr side and when your featured speakers are Glenn Beck and Mitt Romney you are in trouble and seem decisive. Beck is a Looney Tune and Romney has no principle. He does not back the Federal Health care bill which is almost identical to the one he supported as a governor. This bill is very moderate and CPAC just helps to destory the political center in this country. Sick people and everyone else will suffer. stop the cheerleading and actually have ideas to benefit the American people.

Posted by: Brainny | February 18, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

I have watched the CPAC pow wow on CPSAn and qam not impressed. These coventions and ones like liberal groups( by the way I am a liberal from New York, upstate that is) are what is making this country worse. There is no agreement by eitehr side and when your featured speakers are Glenn Beck and Mitt Romney you are in trouble and seem decisive. Beck is a Looney Tune and Romney has no principle. He does not back the Federal Health care bill which is almost identical to the one he supported as a governor. This bill is very moderate and CPAC just helps to destory the political center in this country. Sick people and everyone else will suffer. stop the cheerleading and actually have ideas to benefit the American people.

Posted by: Brainny | February 18, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

I have watched the CPAC pow wow on CPSAn and qam not impressed. These coventions and ones like liberal groups( by the way I am a liberal from New York, upstate that is) are what is making this country worse. There is no agreement by eitehr side and when your featured speakers are Glenn Beck and Mitt Romney you are in trouble and seem decisive. Beck is a Looney Tune and Romney has no principle. He does not back the Federal Health care bill which is almost identical to the one he supported as a governor. This bill is very moderate and CPAC just helps to destory the political center in this country. Sick people and everyone else will suffer. stop the cheerleading and actually have ideas to benefit the American people.

Posted by: Brainny | February 18, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Oh well. The Dems are way ahead in Connecticut. They won't lose all of the senate races. Do something, Obama!

Posted by: kenpasadena | February 18, 2010 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Winger1,

Your conclusion doesn't make sense.

When the Democrats have control of the House, the Senate, the White House, and have a media that fawns over the President and totally supports his agenda, how exactly do you figure the Democrats failure is the fault of Republicans?

Sure, Republicans can come out and posture for the crowds. They can shout and hold their breath. They've got Limbaugh making lots of noise and Beck regularly having a psuedo meltdown but when you get right down to it, the Republicans were neutered after '06 and '08. They have no power. None. The Dems have it all; they have a fillibuster proof majority in the Senate. Republicans can't do a thing to stop them.

How is it then that the Democrats failure to accomplish anything while the country melts down is the fault of the guys with no power. Your conclusion, while a convinient excuse, makes no sense.

Posted by: Ci2Eye | February 18, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney let down Conservatives and any person that believes children should be respected and protected, as he approved homosexual marriage with his authority as Governor of Massachusetts. Visit
http://www.massresistance.org
and read the Romney Deception
This person has no respect for our Constitution and our bill of rights, Marriage, it's meaning, purpose and core. If the republicans endorse him for president, I will fight to my last breath, as I have for ten years now to protect marriage and it's purpose for protection of the children and the generations to come.

Posted by: boski66 | February 18, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Bushwhacked1:

Don't tell me, you think that Bush "lied" too? "The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."

http://www.factcheck.org/bushs_16_words_on_iraq_uranium.html

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Another RepubliCON with the same bad ideas from the Reagan/Bush era that got us into the economic mess.

If you like liars take your pick: Romney, Palin, Limbaugh, oh heck any RepubliCON - Never trust them.

Posted by: glacy3 | February 18, 2010 6:36 PM | Report abuse

Romney lost - just like the other idiot
GOP wingnuts.

OBAMA WON!

Go get it President Obama - we are so happy
to have you as our leader.

Posted by: Sirius2 | February 18, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Same goes for bird-1.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney - defender of Mr. Flight Suit and professional Republican sphincter. End of story.

Posted by: Bushwhacked1 | February 18, 2010 6:35 PM | Report abuse

GoodGracious:

Congrats to being from the latest State to wake up and smell the coffee (electing Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate). What Mitt Romney offers is the TRUTH about Obama (at least he was polite enough to refer to him as "President"). Obamacare would have ruined this country.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 6:34 PM | Report abuse

GoodGracious


I can't tell from your posting where you stand on Mitt Romney's statements.


.

Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

I was born in Massachusetts and have lived here most of my 73 years. Romney is what my dad used to call a "fakir", an old fashioned word for a self-centered phony. Voters outside the state got a taste of this during the 2008 primary season when Romney was asked why none of his four healthy sons ever served a day in the military. He said that they were all doing service for the nation by working on his Presidential campaign. This was when scores of dead servicemen were coming back from Iraq in body bags. Romney, Cheney and the rest of the rich draft dodging Republican elite believe that the rest of us (including military personnel) are just part of the "help".

Posted by: bird-1 | February 18, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

Romney for President
Love the sound of it
if
he wasn't such a LOSER. Like Sarah.
Never gonna happen.
GO OBAMA!

Posted by: dudh | February 18, 2010 6:32 PM | Report abuse

Brigadere or seakeys:

You are both using the same "has been" talking point. May I ask where you learned on this article from?

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Just for a tiny bit of credibility, I was born and grew up in MA and I still love it more than you can know.

That said, Mitt Romney is a hypocrite of the largest order. Just reading or hearing his name makes the hair on my back and my head stand up because I know I'm going to be subject to some lie or at least a perversion of the truth that comes out of his mouth. I've never been wrong on that instinct yet.

Who exactly gives credibility to anything Mitt Romney says? Not anyone I know in the real everyday world.

Besides his money, is the anything worthwhile he offers to any American?

Yuck on Mitt!

Posted by: GoodGracious | February 18, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

THANK GOD! The "Party of Know" learned the lesson when the demonkrats screwed GHWBush. Although unconsionable, GHWB and the demonkrats agreed that the demonkrat congress would cut spending if GHWB would raise taxes ("we'll meet you half way"). GHWB kept his part of the bargain ... but the dishonorable demonkrats reniged. Twist on your own petard, BH O'Carter, you worthless piece of S---!

Posted by: IQ168 | February 18, 2010 6:30 PM | Report abuse

Hey 37th. Stop repeating your own posts, drool case. If you can't make your alleged point in one post then repeating it won't achieve anything more. You must have grown up in a house with lead paint.

Posted by: Noacoler | February 18, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

The World it turning against Obama and Romney is exactly right. Of course the Post and Left wingers will keep defending Obama, but then everyone expects them to do so.......the lefties are very slow learners, even after Scott Brown's shot heard round the world.

Posted by: Realist20 | February 18, 2010 6:27 PM | Report abuse

Only in America can has beens continue to resurface to become has beens all over again. Romney can try as he might but he will not be able to lie himself out of all the lies he lied about previously. The video tape is there as evidence.

Posted by: Brigadere | February 18, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

Had Romney been the republican candidate in 08 rather than the has been. Barry the AA president would not have been elected. His resume and experience was far superior the union organizers

Posted by: cropsey71 | February 18, 2010 6:26 PM | Report abuse

The evidence is mounting that Obama has no idea what he is doing.


The democrats in Congress are scared that they will lose their jobs in voter outrage way before the voters have a chance to vent at Obama directly.


It is the democrats' fault - how many democrats said to themselves that they did not care if Obama had no experience, and that they wanted him anyway. It is the democrats who were irresponsible with the country.


It is clear that the democratic party is not fit to govern. Let's lighten up a little more on national security, and refuse to get off the golf course when something happens.


Obama has got to be kidding, Obama had no idea that there were no more bombs coming.


Yet Obama bungled a series of sad press statements while he refused to take command of the situation.


Give us a break.

.

Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

It's humiliating for me to admit that I once intended to forget what the Mormons did to Jack Kennedy in '60 and vote for Romney, had he gotten the GOP nomination in 2000. He had just said firmly, "I am not George(W)Bush", and the firmness with which he said it was enough for me.

Well, it turns out that he was and continues to be George W Bush. Only a completely amoral and hopelessly ignorant "W" Bush Republican could recount Obama's first year and conclude that anything other than the GOP en bloc is responsible for our federal government's total gridlock and disappointing failure.

Posted by: winger1 | February 18, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

"...explain to the rest of us why YOUR OWN PARTY rejected Romney?"

abqcleve,

Because the Republican party is focused on novelty and the narrative of ones's life too plus the silly notion that a President should be someone all Americans could feel comfortable sitting down and having a beer with. How else can one explain Republican's fascination with Sarah Palin who is shockingly unqualified to be President.

Republicans are very guilty of getting us in the mess we are in. They did not nominate the best qualified man for the job and then McCain picked ditzy Palin for his VP.

The Dems did just as bad with Mr. Hope and Change who's never managed a single thing.

All of us, Democrats and Republicans must take the elections seriously and start picking the very best and brightest to lead America or we might as well get ready to watch it all disappear.

I said in 2008, I wasn't looking for the "Common Man" to be my President, I was looking for the uncommon man. I still am. And, I beleive Romney is uncommonly qualified to be President.

Posted by: Ci2Eye | February 18, 2010 6:18 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Obama’s chances for redemption and recovery from a disastrous first year within his term are coming to a head on collision course with a full out blitz from the republican right strong hold.

The conservative right held sway and power in Washington for over 30 years. Mr. Obama’s window of opportunity narrow at the margins, if there was any room for compromise in the politics of obstruction and deceit.

Romney reflects the all out effort by the republican party; conservatives in particular to pound the Obama agenda right out of Washington. In addition with the failure of both democratic houses to address the economic impact, beyond the stimulus packages who bailed out corporate America and not main street America has ruined a young daring president. Who actually believed in the intelligence of the American public.

How many times has it been said? Americans act with their interests in mine, and if the seriousness of the economic collapse did not register with the democratic party as a crisis, with multiple ongoing wars; it was a set up for failure for Mr. Obama.

At this rate even if the United States swings back to the conservative regime of the last 4 to 5 presidents and congress.

I fear the United States is headed for fiscal oblivion and social and economic decline for decades.

Fear of compromise. Fear of failure and fear of believing a young man who actually thought that change was possible within a country divided, crushed and without bearing in a new century that demands change.

The reality is that change is not possible as long as the American people are hood winked by hysterics and misinformation and systemic propaganda.

Posted by: ChickGlass7 | February 18, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

while governor of mass, romney pointed proudly to his leadership in the comprehensive reform of health care in mass. a reform that is much more far reaching, and per capita expensive, than either the senate or house health care reform proposal.

Posted by: george32 | February 18, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Romney wants to return to the good old days of December 2008, when the President knew exactly how to fix the economy.

Posted by: leftcoaster | February 18, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

The evidence is mounting that Obama has no idea what he is doing.


The democrats in Congress are scared that they will lose their jobs in voter outrage way before the voters have a chance to vent at Obama directly.

It is the democrats' fault - how many democrats said to themselves that they did not care if Obama had no experience, and that they wanted him anyway. It is the democrats who were irresponsible with the country.


It is clear that the democratic party is not fit to govern. Let's lighten up a little more on national security, and refuse to get off the golf course when something happens.

Obama has got to be kidding, Obama had no idea that there were no more bombs coming.


Yet Obama bungled a series of sad press statements while he refused to take command of the situation.


Give us a break.

.

Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

Shut the hell up romney. Who cares what you think.

Too bad the guy on the plane didn't connect and knock a couple of your teeth out.

Posted by: rcubedkc | February 18, 2010 6:14 PM | Report abuse

We should take what Romney says seriously, because, after the 2008 primaries, he knows something about failure.

Posted by: pjkiger1 | February 18, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Gee, this certainly wasn't a self service speech by this world class twit--Mit Romney. People forget that he flipflopped so much during the primaries that he was thoroughly despised by McCain and the other GOP hopefuls. Romney even disavowed the "Obamacare" style healthplan that he pushed through in Massachusetts.

And who can forget when he ran against Ted Kennedy--telling the voters that he was more liberal on abortion rights and gay rights--than even Kennedy was.

Romney will say and do anything to get elected--you would think that he is a typical Republican!

Posted by: mlipsius | February 18, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

"And he's doing what everyone with a brain would do - hoping things will turn around on their own without huge tax increases."

Agapn9,

True leaders don't sit around and "hope" things will turn around. They make things turn around. Obama is in way over his head. America needs a President with proven leadership skills like Romney.

Posted by: Ci2Eye | February 18, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Yessss by all means run “experienced” Mitt as the next nominee.  And there will be tens of thousands of laid-off workers fired en masse by Mitt “Acquire and Fire” Romney from his days at Bain, stepping forward to tell us how Mitt’s “experience” screwed up their lives.
 
Yeah, real great stuff.  I’m sure Mitt can “bottom line” his way through a presidency.  Just figure out a fall guy for every problem, and fire him, better yet fire a few hundred thousand hard-working loyal employees.  
 
Just what America needs.
 
But gosh, wouldja get a load of that suit!  And that hair!  And the six-year-molars on those beautiful Mormon children!

Posted by: Noacoler | February 18, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Did Romney, give you a little kiss on the cheek, CC , for this IN-KIND CONTRIBUTION to his campaign?

did he let you shine his shoes too?

Posted by: drindl | February 18, 2010 6:09 PM | Report abuse

You know the ridiculous argument that we should elect someone with business background to run a government like a business is the dog and pony show conservatives have been touting for years. Your patron saint Raygun had no business background and your boy wonder Shrub had nothing but a business background. Neither one was a success but Shrub was an overwhelming failure, proof positive that business sense is not horse sense or even common sense. Turning the Olympics into a money maker in a one trick state like Utah where the mormons made sure he looked good is meaningless. This guy was born rich and he hasn't thrown it all away yet so what? One only has to look at GM, Enron, Tyco, Boston Market, Morgan Stanley, the lists goes on and on. Which genius CEO should we give the keys to the country to to run us into bankruptcy????? Romney?????? You conservatives are nothing but fascists and bigots masquerading as concerned citizens.

Posted by: arkadie77 | February 18, 2010 6:08 PM | Report abuse

Sad reflection upon the Republican party when Romney is their leading contender to be nominated for president in 2012. Hey Mitt, conservatives had their chance to govern the country for eight years and they mostly failed.

Typical hypocrite, blaming Obama for trying to pass a health care bill similar to what he, as governor, helped guide through Massachusetts. He seems to think the people of Massachusetts are better than everyone living in other states.

Obama vs. Romney in 2012. Either way the United States and most ordinary people lose.

Posted by: Aprogressiveindependent | February 18, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Ron5,

Truly, there is no suit emptier than that of one, Barack Hussien Obama.

He had no accomplishments anywhere. Ever. He was all talk and yet he has been elected President.

How could any sane, rational, even semi-intelligent person look at the resume' of Mitt Romney and lobby the charge of "empty suit" at him. His entire life has been filled with great accomplishment. He wouldn't be a wealthy man were it not for his accomplishment.

Posted by: Ci2Eye | February 18, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Lets see...

We have Dick Cheney, out of his bunker to come tell CPAK that Barack Obama is a one term President.

We got that Florida whirlwind standing in front of teleprompters jabbing at President Obama for using a teleprompter.

We got Mitt Romney who gave Massachusetts its universal health care system criticizing President Obama for trying to do universal health care.

And we got 90 some odd republican congressmen who trashed the stimulus package, refused to vote for it, but have shown up in their districts to brag how they brung home the bacon..

Do you think a republican will run for POTUS any time soon? Did you see any ideas from any for paying off the republican debt?

Me neither.

Posted by: dutchess2 | February 18, 2010 6:03 PM | Report abuse

....I am convinced that if we, the voters, approached an election purely from the standpoint of choosing the most accomplished and qualified individual, we would've elected Romney over Obama. He has superior qualifications....

Posted by: Ci2Eye
***********************

Spare us the sanctimony, dude! That's clearly not how politics works. Were your perfect, meritocratic world so, pray explain to the rest of us why YOUR OWN PARTY rejected Romney?

Posted by: abqcleve | February 18, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

"The American people are looking to conservatives for leadership"...Hahahahahahahahahah!
BIG LOVE Romney. What a pipe dream. Even the conservatives new they f'd the country for 8 years. The American people don't have that short term memory.

Posted by: dorklord | February 18, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse


Barry the incompetent boob Obama has utterly failed and nearly destroyed the U.S. economy in one dismal year in office. Good for Mitt Romney for calling Barry on it.

Miserable failure Obama

Posted by: screwjob2 | February 18, 2010 5:59 PM | Report abuse

OH HERE WE GO WITH THE MORMON BASHING. WONDER WHY THE US GOVERNMENT AND THE CIA ACTIVELY RECRUIT THOSE OF THE MORMON FAITH? THAT'S BECAUSE THEY ARE SOME OF THE MOST ETHICAL PEOPLE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH. THE CIA IS FULL OF MORMONS. WONDER IF HARRY REID WILL COME TO ROMNEY'S DEFENSE? HE IS ALSO A MORMON. LIBERALS SUCK!

Posted by: Cobra2 | February 18, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

some might intellects and wits in the
R party:

THE ONLY TEABAGGER IS NANCY PELOSI. CHECK OUT THOSE LIPS. LOOKS LIKE SOME OLD RECYCLED TIRE. AT LEAST SHE IS TRUE ON HER BELIEFS ABOUT RECYCLING.HA HA HA

why do they hate women so much? is it because of their deficiencies in the department of manhood?

Posted by: drindl | February 18, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

I would urge anyone at all comfortable with the idea of a Mormon president to go visit Utah. Take a good hard look. Then google per-capita tranquilizer consumption for the 50 states and see how satisfying all that Family Home Evening stuff is in real life.

And no I don't like spineless Harry either.

Of course, Republicans are always going to sa-WOON over a guy in a suit and tie. When Mitt centers his tie it'll sound like a Beatles concert in 1964. Wet seats too.

Posted by: Noacoler | February 18, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

The country is running a 2 trillion a year deficit - that means that the 100 million of us that are gainfully employed need to cough up an extra 20k a year in taxes.

This is basic arithmetic people. This is the situation that Obama inherited not created - walking in the door this is what hit him in the face.

Now maybe he would have made sure he lost if he knew how stone cold difficult this mess was going to be but he didn't have time to run the numbers and run.

And he's doing what everyone with a brain would do - hoping things will turn around on their own without huge tax increases.

Let's see or be prepared to dig deep.

Posted by: agapn9 | February 18, 2010 5:57 PM | Report abuse

I could go on and on about this, but I'm going to focus on one thing that he definitely got wrong.

Bush is going to go down as one of the worst Presidents - if not the worst - in history. Look at the mess he left.

Posted by: ravensfan20008 | February 18, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

"Tax cuts for people who actually pay the tax's. Man what a radical thing to do. Top wage earners pay more then their fair share of tax's."


LAUGHABLE, AND WE ALL KNOW IT.

Posted by: drindl | February 18, 2010 5:56 PM | Report abuse

Christian? How can you call Romney a Christian, give me a break, take a look at Mormon mythology you will be totally amazed!

Posted by: writedave | February 18, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

THE ONLY TEABAGGER IS NANCY PELOSI. CHECK OUT THOSE LIPS. LOOKS LIKE SOME OLD RECYCLED TIRE. AT LEAST SHE IS TRUE ON HER BELIEFS ABOUT RECYCLING.HA HA HA. GOOD OLD HATEFUL LIBERALS ARE OUT IN FORCE TODAY. BETTER GET ACCORN FIRED UP AS YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO NEED MILLIONS MORE FRAUDULENT VOTERS THIS NOVEMBER. LIBERALS SUCK!!

Posted by: Cobra2 | February 18, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

'OH GEE YA THINK ? I AM BEING SARCASTIC BUT I JUST CAN'T HELP IT! I'VE GONE DAFT,EVEN ROMNEY IS STARTING MAKE SENSE. NEWBEEBOY, YA MADE ME LAUGH SO FRIGGEN HARD, HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH. BUT IT REALLY IS'NT FUNNY, WHAT HAPPENED IN TEXAS IS JUST THE BEGINNING !'

this is your 'tea party' at work -- encouraging murder, laughing at it.. good luck with that movement. it is sadistic, treasonous and anti-christian.

Posted by: drindl | February 18, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

How is going back to the policies of GW Bush going to help us? Tax cuts for the rich, financial deregation, unnecessary wars. Bush took 8 years to destroy the Clinton surpluses and the booming economy. Expecting Obama to fix the damage in just 1 year is unrealistic.

Posted by: magnifco1000 | February 18, 2010 5:53 PM | Report abuse

If you want to save the Country put the avowed Christians in charge. Romney-Palin for 2012!

Posted by: sarah4pres | February 18, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

I read through most of the negative and petty comments posted here by the "Yes, we can" crowd but I'd challenge each of you to put aside politics, religion and race for a few minutes and pretend that you are serving on a Board of Directors and tasked with the job of picking a new CEO for the company.

Imagine that the enterprise is among the largest in the World and its success or failure would have an impact on every person on the planet. Now review the resume' of Mitt Romney and Barack Obama and consider that those are your two choices. Take a look at education, experience, accomplishments, how successful each has been in the past. Then look at their morals, ethics, temperament and other personal qualities.

I am convinced that if we, the voters, approached an election purely from the standpoint of choosing the most accomplished and qualified individual, we would've elected Romney over Obama. He has superior qualifications.

Instead, we focus on trivial things making fun of someone's 'too perfect hair' or size of their face and then we collectively wonder why America is falling apart at the seams.

It is our fault. We are to blame for the mess in Washington because we elected every one of them including our very naive and inexperienced President.

In a unique arrangement, our founding fathers entrusted this great land to us. They put the reigns in the hands of the people and their collective wisdom to choose those who would guide our destiny.

We must live up to the responsibility placed before us and start approaching elections with some wisdom. We must look for and highly intelligent, accomplished men and women who have proven themselves capable of leading the largest enterprise in the World. They must also have values and ethics beyond reproach. If we have any hope of saving America, we must exercise wisdom in the voting booth.

Getting excited because someone delivers a good speech and because the narrative of their life is novel are not reasons to elect a president. We are paying a tremendous price for the mistake of putting a novice rookie in the Oval Office.

If given the chance in 2012, I'll take Willard any day over the guy we've got now.

Posted by: Ci2Eye | February 18, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

What kind of fantasy land must one live in order to still support this incompetent President called Obama?

They must have liked Jimmy Carter's recession too?


Then they disparage Mitt Romney with lies, race bait, attack his faith, tell lies about his faith...

It is no wonder we ended up with a man who had never run anything before being elected President. They were fooled by the candidate into believing his worthless charade of hope and change.

Posted by: Obama_TRAITOR_in_Chief | February 18, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Ole Mitt(Guy Smiley)Romney has a lot of gumption, no one has more faces than Romney,maybe this coward was traumatized after the airplane beat down he narrowly avoided and he can't control what comes out of that big fat Mormon mouth.

Posted by: greenmean | February 18, 2010 5:52 PM | Report abuse

Tax cuts for people who actually pay the tax's. Man what a radical thing to do. Top wage earners pay more then their fair share of tax's. You guys always fail to recognize the back story for people such as me. I am a very successful businessman who spent the better part of the last 10 years working tooth and nail while all my friends went on vacations and bought 5k square foot homes. Now that I am able to afford those things, Liberals believe they have a right to take that money and give it to someone else. Please explain that logic to me. Oh and by the way, before starting that business, I spent 22 years in the USMC. So again, why do you have the right to take my money and give it to someone who has no ingenuity or gumption to create a better life for themselves? Please explain? Liberals Suck!

Posted by: Cobra2 | February 18, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Romney's all Rush Limbaugh talk: we whackos predict failure so it has to come true. Loser. Not what's happened, or will happen. Obama is on the road to success, not to mention his winning policy in AfGHANISTAN, excuse me! Obama is The Man, and it's time to pass legislation!

Posted by: dudh | February 18, 2010 5:48 PM | Report abuse

Spot on by Mitt-
This admin. has only been successful with aggrandis.the prez image abroad and with his DOA health plan which btw has cost the taxpays. millions of $$ just talking about but going NOWHERE.
This is faux pas by the dembo!!!

Posted by: somers91 | February 18, 2010 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Obama inherited a "MILD RECESSION," there's a euphemism. This "MILD RECESSION" was so mild that all the Republican candidates for President were running for cover on the issue. John McCain avoided Bush and his "MILD RECESSION" like the plague.

The "TEABAG REPUBLICANS" have a label for everything like FOX News labeling itself "Fair and Balanced."

Posted by: JedG | February 18, 2010 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Kudos to Mitt Romney for calling out Barry the incompetent boob Obama. Barry's house of cards has come crashing down, taking the U.S. economy with it.

Miserable failure Obama

Posted by: screwjob2 | February 18, 2010 5:43 PM | Report abuse

Salt Lake city Olympics was $200 million in debt. Romney was called in and straightened it out. We need help. Here is one guy with demonstrated ability.

Posted by: sportsfan2 | February 18, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Romney,

Though you're mouthing all the words it's "in" to say in your circles these days, you have a "fundamental" problem: your base doesn't like Mormons. Remember that little speech you had to give to that crowd? Do you remember how McCain ate your lunch at the Reagan library debate?

Oh, and another tip: you need a real set of solutions to the problems your "history will judge kindly" president created. Tax cuts, wars and family wedge issues were a disaster from 2001-2008. We will always remember that.

So, do your progeny a favor and quit wasting their inheritance on your vain aspirations.

Posted by: abqcleve | February 18, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Salt Lake city Olympics was $200 million in debt. Romney was called in and straightened it out. We need help. Here is one guy with demonstrated ability.

Posted by: sportsfan2 | February 18, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Liberals have no one to blame but themselves. You control Congress, Senate, White House and the Main Stream Press and you still can't get your agenda passed. That say's more about you Democrats then it does about Republicans. We don't want anything to do with your radical take over of the US. You had your chance and you failed miserably. Maybe if Obama had stayed home and took care of the peoples business instead of traveling the world and apologizing for Americans History, we would be better off. If he would quit campainging 24/7? Liberals Suck!

Posted by: Cobra2 | February 18, 2010 5:41 PM | Report abuse

Here's to the fantasy land most teabaggers and repugs live it. It must be wonderful to make up your own reality. When someone starts an argument that Obama should release the birth records, decent Americans know you are a racist. It is an issue to no one except moonbats and racists. We don't have to read further. You are a moron, nothing more. When people refer to this as Obama's recession they are liars, nothing more. This is a byline from CNNmoney, note the date....

By David Goldman, CNNMoney.com staff writer
November 3, 2008: 3:52 AM ET
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- A survey of top economists released Monday shows that the vast majority of them believe the economy has fallen into a recession that will continue throughout all of 2009.

According to the National Association of Business Economists, 90% of the 102 members responding were more pessimistic about the economy than they had been in July.

The economists indicated that a recession is likely to continue at least through the end of next year, with 79% saying the economy will grow less than 1% and 38% saying the economy will shrink next year.

This of course precedes the election of 2008. Bush ruined this country by giving away the massive surplus put together by Clinton....started two wars without paying for them and gave huge tax breaks to the top 1% while giving huge tax breaks to big pharma. Anything but laying this blame Bush and the repugs is totally crap.

Posted by: arkadie77 | February 18, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

"Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney... sought to paint Republican obstruction as a beneficial thing for the country."

I'm confused! If Mr. Romney feels that it's best for our government to be ineffective or deadlocked and finds the need for his party to be obstructive, why would he want to run for the Presidency? What would be the purpose of a President? A Congress?

Interesting that Mr. Romney thinks so little of our form of government that failing to have an effective government is good for the country.

I guess he would think that if it were a Republican President in the White House, it would be best to have a dictator.


Posted by: helloisanyoneoutthere | February 18, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

This is news? Romney wants to run in 2012. What is he gonna say? Obama's doing a great job--vote for me?

Posted by: GeorgHerbet | February 18, 2010 5:38 PM | Report abuse

Liberals are the master of spin. He has absolutely failed the American People. My brother owns a restaurant. He does not want a tax break or a hand out. He wants paying customers. Mitt has the business expertise that is lacking in this Administration. Not one high level cabinet officer came from the private sector. The redistribution of wealth does not work for many of us hard working Americans. You can not tax people who work and pay people who don't. Liberals are on their way out. Maybe people will finally see the light. Difference between the parties is similar to the difference between Bush & Obama. Bush made many mistakes but he always had the best interest of the country at heart on any decision. Obama has also made many mistakes but his mistakes are at the expense of the American Tax Payer. I'll take my chances with those that error on my side and not that of the world’s dictators. Liberals Suck!!

Posted by: Cobra2 | February 18, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

OH GEE YA THINK ? I AM BEING SARCASTIC BUT I JUST CAN'T HELP IT! I'VE GONE DAFT,EVEN ROMNEY IS STARTING MAKE SENSE. NEWBEEBOY, YA MADE ME LAUGH SO FRIGGEN HARD, HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH. BUT IT REALLY IS'NT FUNNY, WHAT HAPPENED IN TEXAS IS JUST THE BEGINNING !

Posted by: JWTX | February 18, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

OH GEE YA THINK ? I AM BEING SARCASTIC BUT I JUST CAN'T HELP IT! I'VE GONE DAFT,EVEN ROMNEY IS STARTING MAKE SENSE. NEWBEEBOY, YA MADE ME LAUGH SO FRIGGEN HARD, HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH. BUT IT REALLY IS'NT FUNNY, WHAT HAPPENED IN TEXAS IS JUST THE BEGINNING !

Posted by: JWTX | February 18, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

OH GEE YA THINK ? I AM BEING SARCASTIC BUT I JUST CAN'T HELP IT! I'VE GONE DAFT,EVEN ROMNEY IS STARTING MAKE SENSE. NEWBEEBOY, YA MADE ME LAUGH SO FRIGGEN HARD, HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH. BUT IT REALLY IS'NT FUNNY, WHAT HAPPENED IN TEXAS IS JUST THE BEGINNING !

Posted by: JWTX | February 18, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

OH GEE YA THINK ? I AM BEING SARCASTIC BUT I JUST CAN'T HELP IT! I'VE GONE DAFT,EVEN ROMNEY IS STARTING MAKE SENSE. NEWBEEBOY, YA MADE ME LAUGH SO FRIGGEN HARD, HUH HUH HUH HUH HUH. BUT IT REALLY IS'NT FUNNY, WHAT HAPPENED IN TEXAS IS JUST THE BEGINNING !

Posted by: JWTX | February 18, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Hey Mitt - since you don't seem to have the manners to use your own, here's my foot to stick in your mouth.

Posted by: ScottChallenger | February 18, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

It's the Republicans in Congress that failed America.
President Obama has doing everything right for the people.
The Republicans in the Senate are anti-American by their actions.

Posted by: blakesouthwood | February 18, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse

I'm an American and I do not feel that President Obama has failed me. In a democracy based on equality, where one voice equals one vote, there are roughly 307,000,000 citizens. We do not all think the same nor speak with one voice. Is it too hard for us (U.S.) to live together as one nation, when we are not cookie cutter duplicates of one another? Is it too hard for our elected public servants to recognize and handle this variety as a strength, a "goodness" and show a little respect to everyone?

Posted by: MIndfulPerson | February 18, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

What kind of fantasy land must one live in order to still support this incompetent President called Obama?

They must have liked Jimmy Carter's recession too?


Then they disparage Mitt Romney with lies, race bait, attack his faith, tell lies about his faith...

It is no wonder we ended up with a man who had never run anything before being elected President. They were fooled by the candidate into believing his worthless charade of hope and change.

Posted by: Obama_TRAITOR_in_Chief | February 18, 2010 5:27 PM | Report abuse

You can invite everyone to the party but you can't make them come. The right-wing of the American party wants to sit out this session of history because they have been summarily paralyzed by their overwhelming racist obsessions.
Our nation has become the worst educated in the the industrialized west, lacking comprehensive healthcare for its citizenry. We insure our motor vehicles better than we insure their owners.
We trumpet our selfishness toward each other. We are neither our sisters' nor our brothers' keeper. We do not practice what we preach.
Until we accept the fact tht we are all as Americans entitled to the right of health, life, as well as liberty we will continue to repeat historical cycles.
Create public sector jobs for all those needing employment. Use the next stimulus for everyone adult who is out of work.
Keep schools open during the day for children and in the evenings for adults so everyone can at least earn a high school diploma.
Create trade schools teaching plumbing, auto mechanics, apprenticeships that will position young people in meaningful well-paying careers.
Start loving each other as Americans. White people have exposed a hatred for each other and for everyone else that is appalling. You make me ashamed to share citizenship with you. Where is your love for this wonderful nation? How do you practice your faith. What kind of God do you believe in? How can you call yourselves Christians when you never refer to the Beatitudes?
Shame on you all. May God save America. Maybe; maybe not.

Posted by: MissJ1 | February 18, 2010 5:25 PM | Report abuse

I have to agree with theworm1 on Obama not helping people caught up in the mortgage crisis


Obama has done relatively nothing to help people caught up .

All the cheap money has gone to banks which started to go back to gambling with the money on Wall Street, instead of pumping it back into businesses and people.

The Wall Street bail-out and TARP was passed by a democratic Congress - and half the money went to Obama.

Obama should have told the wall street lobbyists to go shove it - instead Obama caved in and did relatively nothing for people in foreclousure.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 5:24 PM | Report abuse


Mr. Romney may have his weaknesses (doesn't everyone), but one of his major strengths is the economy. It's highly probable that he would have done substantially better than Obama in reviving it; it's what he does. It also happens to have been the most important priority for the incoming president in 2009; that's why Romney is saying that Obama took his eye off the ball.

And, I don't want to hear any more comments about Romney criticizing Obama's health care reform when he did the same thing in Massachusetts; he believes, as do I, that such things should be done at the state level, not by the ever-expanding-yet-overly-leveraged federal government.

Posted by: Ivanhoe1
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Fine. Let's talk about taxes. This idiot is going to revive the economy by cutting taxes? Reagan fed us that BS. Bush fed us that BS. Are you getting in line again for another bite?

The American people might be stupid enough to get fooled again, but I'm not one of them. The GOP has proven itself incapable of cutting spending. That is an UNDENIABLE, INDISPUTABLE FACT.

Even if a tax resulted in a spurt in the economy, there is no way those cuts won't worsen the national debt in the long run. If you don't care about that, then Romney's your boy.

Vote Republican. Doom America.

Posted by: st50taw | February 18, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

It seems the Ped hour is upon us.

symphony tonight.

ciao.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

Romney's an empty suit.

Posted by: Ron5 | February 18, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Here are the major decisions Obama has made:

1.Ignoring previous Republican crimes, misdemeanors and profligacy 
– e.g. tax cuts for the wealthy. 

2. Supporting a stingy stimulus that was half of what was needed and 
was one-third tax breaks, not jobs.

3. Killing the only option that would have slowed the cost of health 
care & led to universal coverage.

4. Accelerating the Bush bailout, $ 4.3 Trillions in bailouts, 
guarantees and purchasing phony 'assets' from the private sector at well above market 
value.

5. Escalating a meaningless and fruitless war.

6. Gutting real financial reform and substitute finger wagging and silly 
taxes and fees, while banking fees continue up, lending freezes and credit 
tightens.

7. Not helping people with bankruptcy and mortgages remediation – 
accelerating middle class decline.

8. Fiddling around and not passing a jobs bill.


So, yes, Obama has failed the American people.

Liberalism has not failed the American people, because not one of the decisions noted above was a 'liberal' decision - they were either continuations of Republican policy or intensification and acceleration of Republican policies.

I have to agree with Romney: Obama failed America.

Now, it's up to the Democratic Congress to save itself from the disastrous record of its own President.

They can begin by passing single payer health insurance.

Posted by: theworm1 | February 18, 2010 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Exactly what has this schizophrenic dufas ever accomplished that benefitted anyone but his own selfish little interests? And he has the nerve to criticize President Obama.

Posted by: vztownes


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If you could clear your mind of all the garbage your being fed you would be able to do a little research on Romney's accomplishments through out life.

Just his net worth alone should give you a little hint. If you had 1/8 of what he is worth, you would never have to work again (assuming your old eenough to work) in your lifetime.

Posted by: frankn1 | February 18, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

Romney's big solution to turning around companies was to go in and lay off everyone.

Posted by: blarsen1 | February 18, 2010 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Has President Obama Failed You? Poll

http://www.youpolls.com/default.asp


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Posted by: usadblake | February 18, 2010 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Romney may have his weaknesses (doesn't everyone), but one of his major strengths is the economy. It's highly probable that he would have done substantially better than Obama in reviving it; it's what he does. It also happens to have been the most important priority for the incoming president in 2009; that's why Romney is saying that Obama took his eye off the ball.

And, I don't want to hear any more comments about Romney criticizing Obama's health care reform when he did the same thing in Massachusetts; he believes, as do I, that such things should be done at the state level, not by the ever-expanding-yet-overly-leveraged federal government.

Posted by: Ivanhoe1 | February 18, 2010 5:14 PM | Report abuse

Sincear2021


Obama's campaign commitments -

Transparency


RELEASE THE FILE IN HAWAII


Bipartisanship


Obama refuses to aim for a bipartisan compromise in the health care bill - Obama's commitment to the American people obliges him to CENTRIST COMPROMISE SOLUTIONS.


In that - Obama is blocking compromise.


Post-Racial


Obama's people and the democrats, including on this very board, love to attack anyone who has a policy difference as secretly being racist.


They kept on saying, "racism is really behind all of this."


That is NOT being POST RACIAL - and Obama has DONE NOTHING TO STOP ANY OF IT.


Obama started this attitude - and he is directly responsible for the poisoned debates.


HAS OBAMA FAILED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ???


YES - WITH ALL THESE FRAUDS


OBAMA SHOULD HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE ECONOMY THE WHOLE TIME


OBAMA FAILED on what he should have been doing.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 5:10 PM | Report abuse

What a gigantic face Romney has. How do you get a face the size of a Volkswagon?

Posted by: Noacoler

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The most scary aspect of Romney's face is that it looks like Ted Bundy's Volkswagen.

Posted by: angelos_peter | February 18, 2010 5:09 PM | Report abuse

Exactly what has this schizophrenic dufas ever accomplished that benefitted anyone but his own selfish little interests? And he has the nerve to criticize President Obama.

Posted by: vztownes | February 18, 2010 5:08 PM | Report abuse

You know, trying to actually get something done and accomplish something for the people probably seems like a radical agenda to creatures who screwed the country for 8 years and now stand around saying no to everything that might possibly make things better. Romney, born on third base, a multi-millionaire at birth, product of a cartoon religion is a real man of the people. These idiots posturing for a Palin Romney ticket should crawl back under their collective rock. America doesn't need them or their ideas such as they are. How do you think we got this way...8 years of BUSH and the repugs, The tea baggers and their racist agenda can can eat crap and take these two with you.

Posted by: arkadie77 | February 18, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Romney wants to increase the national debt exponentially the way Reagan and Bush 43 did by cutting taxes for the rich. That is one of the many republican ways we got into this mess.

Posted by: jbowen431 | February 18, 2010 5:07 PM | Report abuse

Fact. The Obama administration got handed a slight recession--as every in-comming president gets-- and by their Socialist/Communist policies that they've put in place, made that slight recession into a major depression. Now they're blamming Pres. George W. Bush for it because they don't want to take responsibility for it happening. The 'buck stops here' (the presidents desk) only when it's a Republican president. When sh** happens under a Democrap Socialist one, it's never their fault. It's what little children do when they get caught in something.

Posted by: armpeg | February 18, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Wow. Here's a guy, with all the looks, all the money..etc. and McCain blew him away. All of a sudden, he's back...at CPAC...GROVELING to the know-nothings; GROVELING TO THE MOVEMENT...that thinks racial, gender, and religious prejudice is the solution for a failing American economy. A movement that never saw a lie or distortion they didn't love, and extol GREED AS GOOD.

GROVEL AWAY, MR. ROMNEY. YOU ARE A PATHETIC HAS-BEEN.

Posted by: bamarsh | February 18, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Yes, that is a great point - Obama has to stop the lecturing and the speeches. ENOUGH.

Obama has got to be kidding.

Obama - time for you to show action and results - otherwise get lost.

All Obama seems to be doing is flying around on Air Force One making speeches which do NOTHING for the American People.

Obama is becoming a joke.

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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 5:04 PM | Report abuse

Monopoly Money Obama,
This guy can throw money at anything.
The Recession is Over,
We are all Obama Rich!

Posted by: simonsays1 | February 18, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Romney and your Party of NO NO NO and me! me! first are destroying the United States of America. Whenever you say No! a new bullet train line is launched in China,whenever you say no the Germans launches new labs for Research On Development. Listen folks! we can't be complacent sitting on the past glory! the global dynamics have changed. It's time to start working for the country! bearing in mind that we have a lost decade under Bush and Cheney. Time to punish the economic wrong doers!they should not be rewarded in any way! you reap what you sow!!. President Obama has recovered an economy gone with the dogs and no Republican is man enough to look back and say Mea maxima culpa! we screwed up big time and apologize to the American people! believe me the fake arranged marriage between the tea party and the republican will come to haunt the Republican party forever!! read my lips!!

Posted by: sirrhinorocks | February 18, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

Poor old Mitt still the sore loser. When someone a dumb as MCSAME can beat you out then that is really sad.

Posted by: SWAMPYPD | February 18, 2010 5:03 PM | Report abuse

CPAC aka KOOKY-CON CENTRAL

Posted by: TheTruthPlease | February 18, 2010 5:02 PM | Report abuse

All of the Republican Presidents since 1952 have run deficit economies. The only Presidents that have paid the National Debt were Kennedy, and Clinton. The Republicans tripled our national debt in 8 years. They put he plans in place to double the size of our Navy. This at a cost of 3 trillion dollars. They did not even think about where the manpower would come from. We will have to mothball half of the new ships because there are not enough sailors to man them. I will admit we needed to replace some of our Nuclear Carriers, and some of our old nuclear submarines, but we did not have to increase to unmanageable proportions. The Bush Whitehouse set up the contracts to run through 2014. This makes the Democrats look like poor at the handling of money. If you think the Republicans have handled your money better that the Democrats, then you probably are already broke, you just do not know it yet!
Bush almost bankrupted Texas, his brother almost bankrupted Florida. Fiscal conservative my rear end!

Posted by: newsjunkie1 | February 18, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Obviously Mitt Romney is one of these Tea Bag Terrorists and should be waterboarded immediately.

I recommend they keep a tin foil hat for him, so that we don't insult his "religion".

Posted by: WillSeattle | February 18, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

another 15 minutes is up;

"Has the countdown begun for the end of 'Countdown with Keith Olbermann'?" asks The New York Post. "With his ratings in free-fall, and his hateful histrionics reaching new highs, even Olbermann's former supporters on the left are tuning out." Indeed, The Los Angeles Times reports, "In the most desirable TV demographic of 25-54, which Keith will soon outgrow himself, 'Countdown' lost 44% of its audience from the beginning of President Obama's term until this year."

And as Olbermann fades from memory even though he's still on the air, like Diagnosis: Murder or DeGrassi Junior High, The Joe Franklin Show, and Oliver North's War Stories, all of which may well be producing new episodes, ask yourself: Didn't he take it to the chipmunk (which is not really a chipmunk, we know) like a pro? Go tell the Spartans, or at least Roger Ailes, that this was one Cool Hand Luke who could really take a punch!

For downloadable iPod, HD, and audio versions of "Dramatic Olbermann vs. Dramatic Chipmunk" go to Reason.tv. Watch the video at Reason.tv YouTube channel

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 5:01 PM | Report abuse

Obama hasn't failed the American People, but every single member of Congress has. Since they cannot act as a Congress, but have to be a Democrat or Republican, instead of being "Congress" and still rely on and deal with lobbyists, which are the lowest form of garbage in this country.

Posted by: citigreg | February 18, 2010 5:00 PM | Report abuse

Obama has been bleeding middle class america and feeding Big Business.
GMC, Goldman Sacs, Now the Insurance Companies.
The stock market was up 38%,
Main street was 1 in 8 americans
going hungry.
Democrats are even worse for the poor
then republicans.

Posted by: simonsays1 | February 18, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

The fact that the Republican Party is still considered mainstream says bad things about us all.

Posted by: zenwick | February 18, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

And he said this on the same day that Rudy Guiliani's pick to run the Homeland Security Department under Bush was sentenced to 4 yrs in jail in New York. Good timing Romney. What Romney needs to know is if he wants broad support in 2012, then attacking Obama after 1 yr in office while he's cleaning up after Bush's disastrous 8yrs would be looked up with incredulity by everyone. No one can tame the federal bureacracy in 1 year much less 3 yrs.

Posted by: ATLGuy | February 18, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

Sincear2021


Obama's campaign commitments -

Transparency


RELEASE THE FILE IN HAWAII


Bipartisanship


Obama refuses to aim for a bipartisan compromise in the health care bill - Obama's commitment to the American people obliges him to CENTRIST COMPROMISE SOLUTIONS.


In that - Obama is blocking compromise.


Post-Racial


Obama's people and the democrats, including on this very board, love to attack anyone who has a policy difference as secretly being racist.


They kept on saying, "racism is really behind all of this."


That is NOT being POST RACIAL - and Obama has DONE NOTHING TO STOP ANY OF IT.


Obama started this attitude - and he is directly responsible for the poisoned debates.


HAS OBAMA FAILED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ???


YES - WITH ALL THESE FRAUDS


OBAMA SHOULD HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE ECONOMY THE WHOLE TIME


OBAMA FAILED on what he should have been doing.

.

Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

The cheery image of former President George W. Bush appeared on a billboard in Minnesota earlier this month, next to the words, "Miss me yet?" It appears a lot of people think it's a fair question. The online store CafePress saw a spike in demand for items featuring the same image as the billboard, the New York Daily News reports. Ten "Miss Me Yet?" items were on the company's list of its top-selling designs, (snip) even the Obama Store, located in tourist-filled Union Station, has closed .

15 minutes is up Barry. It seems we were actually expecting some results, not evermore teleprompter lectures.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Man, what is going on today? A lot of Romney hate. Not even zook can keep up in trying to flood the board despite just a bunch of one-liners that people seem to be ignoring.

Posted by: DDAWD | February 18, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

will secure the Olympics for Chicago.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

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lOL, You joking. I bet you lol at yourself. I didnt know that failed Americans. Americans mad at Obama over that. I think Chicago would be, but you neocons want him to fail. You should be happy, he helped the american people b/c he failed. Isnt that what you all wish he does.

Posted by: Sincear2021 | February 18, 2010 4:55 PM | Report abuse

the bobby gibbs davey axelrod barry obama attack political nonsense, the party of NO.
sound bite. If you don't agree with the healthcare bill, and the majority of people you represent do not agree with the bill. Voting NO is the only honest thing to do.
The Barry Obama Slush Fund Recovery Act.

Posted by: simonsays1 | February 18, 2010 4:54 PM | Report abuse

President Obama on Thursday indicated that tax increases on people who make less than $250,000 a year will be on the table when a deficit commission makes its recommendations later this year on how to resolve the nation’s fiscal imbalances.“Everything’s on the table. That’s how this thing is going to work,” Obama said Thursday, moments after signing an executive order creating the 18-member commission.But the White House has already begun to lay the groundwork for their argument that such a recommendation by the panel should not be blamed on the president, who vowed during his campaign.........


Well, you know the rest.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

Well, Mitt Romney just eliminated himself as a potential legitimate GOP candidate. With GOP cooperation and input, rather than stonewalling, and denial we got, much less the outright lies, this country would be much better off, as well as its citizens. Unfortunately, it is more important for the GOP to stonewall everything Obama tried to do, in their obscene, self centered drive to regain power, no matter what the ultimate cost.

The Democratic members of both houses are like a bunch of school children, who have been promised ice cream, but have to agree on the flavor before they can have any. They cannot do this. Each one has to have their way, 100 percent of nothing rather than 89% of something good. The GOP members of Congress are like the class bullies, who band together as a street gang, bound and determined to make life miserable for the entire class, and have been most successful in their efforts. In this regard alone, and that regard alone, they have done a superlative job. They are totally unified in their complete lack of concern for the welfare of the American people or this Country. They have become the Lemming Party of America, Party first, self second, and Country last. 8 years of GWB pointing at cliffs with the GOP faithful plunging over each one, doing all he wished, unable to think for themselves, following the party line, regardless of common sense and the massive deficits in conducting a massive two front war with no tax increases, banning photos of homecoming casualties, and otherwise concealing the true cost of War from the American public. Great work Brownie!!!

Posted by: atc333 | February 18, 2010 4:53 PM | Report abuse

This man, Mitt Romney, has some nerve to come out defending the failed Bush administration who decided to invade Iraq at the expense of tracking the murderers of 3100 Americans in Afghanistan. This man has some nerve to call President Obama a failure after only one year to right the many wrongs and neglect his party did the country for 8 years. How fast he is to forget that the republicans controlled the congress for 6 of the years Bush was in office. Their policies, deregulation and cowboy diplomacy brought this nation down.

Mitt Romney is a blatant liar! In a republican debate moderated by the late Tim Russert in early 2008, Mr. Romney was asked if he still supports a statement he made in 1994 of homosexuals serving openly in the military. Romney did not answer the question, he gave no yes or no which is what Tim Russert was looking for.

I don't support a party, but I definitely do not want Romney as my President. His party and their backward looking ideas are not good for the country. What would the economy be like RIGHT NOW, if McCain and Palin were in the white house? What would be the U.S. Iraq and Afghanistan strategy? What would be the U.S. energy focus, RIGHT NOW?!?! Yeah, just because you are talking the loudest does not mean you are right. Remember Teddy Roosevelt, speak softly and carry a big stick.

Posted by: ajackson3 | February 18, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Mitt, you pathetic phony. What is it about you right wing nut cases that leads you to a one solution America. CUT TAXES you all cry, in good times, bad times, any old time. Oh, of course, guys like you benefit the most! On your merry way to enriching yourselves and your friends, you get to plunder our natural resources (there's no need for all those trees and animals and what little is left of clean water, right Mitt).

And why bother to provide healthcare for Americans like other civilized nations. Oh gee, I forgot. You have lifetime coverage - top flight too - from your time as Governor of Mass, which taxpayers without healthcare get to pay for. And your fat cat friends on Wall Street are covered from the personal and corporate profits they make screwing up the world's financial system. How very decent!

You're a real hero too, Mitt. Where were you when W. turned a balanced budget into a $Trillion deficit? Didn't hear you speaking out those eight inglorious years. Guess you were cracking the Crystal with your buds in those off moments they weren't scamming the world, when they weren't laying insurance bets on how much the derivetives they just sold would tank.

You are disgusting. Palin is simply stupid; you actually have some brains. It's a shame you elect to use them to enrich the few instead improving the lives of the many. You could have done some good, built up some credibility had we heard anything from you when it wasn't just in your personal best interest. But now, you're just like the other right wing obstructionists who, when we need to find them, can simply look beneath the scum at the bottom of the pond.

Posted by: joachim1 | February 18, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

It seems giving the Libs a 60/40 head start is still insufficient.

If only they could have had a 70/30 advantage. but now we all recognize the reality of Lib leadership. We will not allow it again for another 40 years, until we forget this fiasco and correct all the errors.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Zippyseed

What policy has OBama enacted that failed Americans. Oh, unfortunately we lost 2 million under obama and from Nov 2008 to Feb 1 under Bush. Half the deficit of FY 2009 is Bushes, the 900 billion aggregate 750 billion for Tarp 150 for Auto bailout. OBamas Stimulus pack 800 billion, which is how we got 1.7 trillion deficit.

Posted by: Sincear2021 | February 18, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

More proof that the Republicans have no shame and that there is absolutely no limit to their hypocracy. Let's see--Mitt says Obama spent his time on "his ill-conceived heath care takeover"...but conveniently ignores that the structure of the Senate and House bills happens to be virtually identical to the MassHealth reforms that he endorsed as Governor of Massachusetts. And of course, the CPAC drones are too stupid and too busy yelling "government take-over" to realize this important little fact. (Oh, btw, MassHealth is working...really well... Scott Brown knows this, but doesn't care if the rest of the country gets anything like MassHealth... A true man of the people.) Lord help us...

Posted by: ihill1 | February 18, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Every state has its own voter registration rules - so you have no idea whether Jake is correct or not.

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it has nothing to do with states. The two words are directly contradictory. Jake is an idiot. So are you.

Posted by: Noacoler | February 18, 2010 4:49 PM | Report abuse

Posting 2 I was interupted on the first posting!
The Obama administration did not fail; they were sabotaged by the Republicans. The Republicans like nothing better than to sabotage the work of the Democratic Party! The Party that stands for Democracy; not a theocracy (a theocracy-a people ruled by the aristocrats! In better terms countries run by the rich people and the corporations. This is a government that the Republicans have been working for 60 years. They do not want the people like to be able to get ahead monetarily, because then they will be unable to rule over them. The Republicans want to be dictators.
As for the Global warming, someone posted as global cooling; what the heavy snowfall shows is that there is more moisture in the air than normal. This is caused by the increase in temperatures. The areas that are the coldest in the winter months usually are a dry cold. Now they are a wet cold, much like the South Eastern states. This heavy snowfall is also a sign of global warming. Just think about the Arctic Ice Shelf melting. 75 percent of the world’s water supply comes from the Arctic glaciers. When they melt there will not be enough water for farming or drinking. There will be food shortages and famine worldwide. I’ve figured out how to have food, have you?

Posted by: newsjunkie1 | February 18, 2010 4:48 PM | Report abuse

Romney has my vote. All you liberal idiots can sit back and dream about Obama - the 1-term community organizer president who couldn't even organize is own liberal congress.

Posted by: whisperonthewind | February 18, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

Number 1: How exactly is an already-announced opponent complaining about Obama's policy news? Of course Mitt Romney, an announced candidate for the Republican nomination, would oppose the President.

Number 2: How many of Mitt Romney's own policies as governor is he going to come out against this time? Multiple-choice Mitt doesn't have any business talking about most anything. How he can keep his own shifting positions clear in his head is beyond me.

Or maybe Chris Cilizza just likes pimping Republican talking points. That way all the troglodytes can come and comment on his blog about how bad the "Dims" suck. I think that's basically the Kaplan Daily News strategy now: go for the absolute lowest common denominator in America and relentlessly stroke their egos.

Posted by: jjhare | February 18, 2010 4:47 PM | Report abuse

"(Romney)sought to paint Republican obstruction as a beneficial thing for the country in a speech today at a gathering of conservatives in Washington."

That's the spirit, don't do anything to help Americans cope with cheney/bush's recession/depression.

Posted by: knjincvc | February 18, 2010 4:46 PM | Report abuse

Rommey is a liberal.
McCain is a liberal.

Socialized Healthcare, Gay Marriage,
pro-abortion. Raised 'FEES'
Illegal imigrant ammesty.

the media loves it when we have two liberals running against each other.

There is no such thing as a fiscally responsible liberal. you can't feed
everyone government fish, without going
bankrupt.

Posted by: simonsays1 | February 18, 2010 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Jake D2: Ronald Reagan wanted to call ketchup a vegetable for the school lunch program. Why don't you go do what Cheney told Leahy to do on the Senate floor?

Posted by: tennesseemoonshiner | February 18, 2010 4:42 PM | Report abuse

I will secure the Olympics for Chicago.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Obama combines the worst of Carter with the worst of Clinton

It is pretty sad.

Obama keeps on wanting to compare himself to previous Presidents - only he could never decide which one - first he was like Lincoln, then Kennedy, then FDR - then Obama was just the greatest not only of all the Presidents, but the greatest leader of any nation in human history.

Then that wasn't enough for the liberals.

The liberals tried to contact other planets to see if they could make a case for Obama being the greatest leader of any nation on any planet in the history of evolved life forms.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

drivl has the most appropriate tag I've seen in a long, long time.

Posted by: knickname | February 18, 2010 4:41 PM | Report abuse

I will go to Copenhagen and secure the safety of the environment for the entire planet.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

The reason the media has turned on Obama is because it was their plan. They wanted him to win the election, but they don't want him to be successful.

Posted by: slovelace | February 18, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

I encourage everyone to beat the sh_t out of Mitt Romney, if you ever see his pussy face in your state.

Posted by: strictly_liberal | February 18, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Health care reform is one of the primary reasons I voted for Obama, and I'm sure the same is true for a large percentage of the majority that overwhelmingly elected him. That he's actually attempting to make good on that campaign promise puts him miles ahead of the last failure the Republicans foisted on the American people. If Obama is out of step with the idiots who elected Bush to a second disastrous term, that's a huge plus!

Posted by: Chip_M | February 18, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

North Korea will face serious consequences.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

I will enforce pay-go rules.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse
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It just got enacted it. Do you read or just to hear? Is tht failing americans. Payasyou go is a Democrat idea, again Nexttttttttttt!

Posted by: Sincear2021 | February 18, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

I will enforce pay-go rules.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse
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It just got enacted it. Do you read or just to hear? Is tht failing americans. Payasyou go is a Democrat idea, again Nexttttttttttt!

Posted by: Sincear2021 | February 18, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

Noacoler


Every state has its own voter registration rules - so you have no idea whether Jake is correct or not.


However, it is your logic that is wrong - why can not someone register their indepedence?

Again, stop bothering other people on this board - write your opinions and leave everyone else alone.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

not sure how many are required to meet the liberal definition of a tipping point.

all this in only one year.

Welcome Back Carter!

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:37 PM | Report abuse

I will go through the budget line by line.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

thats not a policy, and how that failed americans. Next!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lets say for heck of it is a policy. Obama's first year, DOD contract and contracting ingeneral have been reformed. Agencies combined saved 100 billion in 60 days last summer. Hundreds of wasteful govt programs abolished in 2010 budget.

Posted by: Sincear2021 | February 18, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

What a gigantic face Romney has. How do you get a face the size of a Volkswagon?

Posted by: Noacoler | February 18, 2010 4:36 PM | Report abuse

I will enforce pay-go rules.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

We will allow five days for all bills to be reviewed before signing.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney, who's he?

Sounds like he's from another planet! Wait a minute, I he is!

Barack Obama inherited a country in shambles. A failed economy, two ongoing wars and a country seriously divided. So after barely a year in office, he's a failure. Right and up is down and black is white.

He must be a TEABAG REPUBLICAN (their label not mine) his logic is so off the wall it's scarey. He said he'd be happy to give us 8 years just like G W Bush did.

We're now reaping the benefits of that Republican 8 year tenure.

Posted by: JedG | February 18, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

drivl is an a88hole

Posted by: spf1 | February 18, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

We're going to conduct the negotiations on CSPAN.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:34 PM | Report abuse

Seriously this guy ran for President!

Just another mouthpiece for corporate.

Posted by: shamken | February 18, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Not one dime.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Republicans, even the holy than though ilk, like Romney, are morally defunct.
They Flip/Flop on everything and instead of leading spread anger and discontent.
I once voted for the lame excuse of a man.
Never Again. The envelope themselves in the flag while doing everything possible to make the country ungovernable.

They have completely abrogated their responsibilities elected officials and citizens.

Posted by: SomeoneWhoPaysTaxes | February 18, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

I will go through the budget line by line.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Let's see, who got elected president? Obama. Who didn't? Romney. Who will be president for the next three years? Obama. Who will be a pathetic whiner for the next three years? Romney.

Posted by: homer4 | February 18, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

I did not get elected to help out Fat Cats.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

I am a registered Independent

Posted by: JakeD2

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Registered: affiliated with a political party
 
Independent: not affiliated with a political party
 
You are one seriously confused fool
 
I doubt you can walk and chew gum at the same time without ending up in traction

Posted by: Noacoler | February 18, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

I will not hire any lobbyists.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

Is this the same Mitt Romney who supported the individual insurance mandate in Mass?

April 5, 2006:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/04/AR2006040401937.html

---Gov. Mitt Romney (R) supports the proposal, which would require all uninsured adults in the state to purchase some kind of insurance policy by July 1, 2007, or face a fine. Their choices would be expanded to include a range of new and inexpensive policies -- ranging from about $250 per month to nearly free -- from private insurers subsidized by the state.

Romney said the bill, modeled on the state's policy of requiring auto insurance, is intended to end an era in which 550,000 people go without insurance and their hospital and doctor visits are paid for in part with public funds.

"We insist that everybody who drives a car has insurance," Romney said in an interview. "And cars are a lot less expensive than people." ---

Sound familiar?

Posted by: trident420 | February 18, 2010 4:30 PM | Report abuse

We will extend a hand to Iran.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Health care reform will pass before summer.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

The Bush administration left us heading full speed ahead toward another Great Depression. Since then, the Obama administration has slammed on the brakes and we're seeing both the economy and unemployment bottoming out two years earlier than anyone thought likely back then.

He's prevented the total meltdown of our financial system, injected new life into real estate and mortgage lending, helped more than one million homeowners avoid foreclosure through HAMP, given GM and Chrysler a fighting chance to survive in the face of sure doom and prevented 2 million job losses according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

But after just one year, Romney, who incidentally is the one who signed into law Massachusetts universal health care program, has the gall to call him a failure. This is politics at its worst.

Posted by: knickname | February 18, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Unemployment will not go above 8%.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

"Plastic" and "Mormon" all you got?!

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

LET'S ALL BE HONEST


A great deal of the economic problems today are on account of CLINTON'S TRADE DEALS.


These trade deals are sapping our economy, year after year.

If one remembers, Obama promised to revamp the trade deals, but we haven't heard a peep from Obama on that issue.


Obama is a failure - he hasn't done anything for the economy which is the number one issue to the American people.

Obama should have never gone off on health care - AND Obama is still OBSESSED with health care - and OBSESSED with blaming the Republicans.


Obama is obstructing the Congress from working on the economy.

Obama is obstructing the agenda of the country - with his egotistical attempt to make history with health care.

Obama has "MADE HISTORY" - only not the history he wanted.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 4:27 PM | Report abuse

Gitmo will be closed in a year.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Romney is just another rich Republican. He lost the election because no one trusted him then and no one trusts him now.

I agree that Obama must be doing plenty that's correct because the Right spends so much time trying to tear him down and hoping trying to cause his failure.

Conservatives are only happy when the middle and lower classes are stuggling to make ends meet while they give tax cuts to the richest people in this country.

The GOP policies are what got us into the messes we're in now. Just as a point of fact, they're the major reason that we went to war in Iraq with no basis for a war a war that's killed more of our young men and women than the attacks of 911.

They brought us the great recession and two failed wars yet they continue to point fingers at Obama and that's because Obama's success scares them and the only way they get people to vote for them is by lying and cheating as they've done since Tricky Dick was in office.

No one except the right fringe gives a hoot about what Romney has to say. Him along with Palin and Cheney are irrelevant and though they have the right to free speech they should have the good graces to shut up.

Posted by: davidbronx | February 18, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

Still no mention of the loss of our industrial base, in a move that was championed by George H W Bush and Slick Willie Clinton. Romney does not get it.

Posted by: umt123 | February 18, 2010 4:26 PM | Report abuse

He running for President. What is he supposed to say?

Good job?

Posted by: gregorysherard | February 18, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

I still say throw all the morons in congress out and not let them run again that is the Dems and the GOP

Posted by: les2722 | February 18, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

He running for President. What is he supposed to say?

Good job?

Posted by: gregorysherard | February 18, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

He running for President. What is he supposed to say?

Good job?

Posted by: gregorysherard | February 18, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Up is down, bad is good, in is out, night is day, obstruction is good, construction is bad, Bush was great, Obama is terrible, war is good, peace is bad.....keep listening to the republicans since your memory is so short and you seem not to be able to remember the years 2001-2008.....

Posted by: Watcher1 | February 18, 2010 4:24 PM | Report abuse

Nelson in NEBRASA, Landrieu, Florida, and the unions all took bribes. Liberal Democrats = party of bribes in health care

Posted by: farmsnorton
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You forgot the Republicans taking bribes for the deregulation and putting people in position that caused the mess we are in. Some of the reforms are being derailed by the very money that created this mess.

Conservatives Republicans = party of bribes in financial deregulation, and healthcare .

Posted by: beeker25 | February 18, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Here we go....another plastic President wanna be...between Romney and Pallin, yea the Republican Party is ready to govern!!!!

When will we ever learn...to stop or turn a supertanker takes a lot of miles...we are only a year into the Obama Presidency, give the guy a break, Mr. Rommey, he has done more to begin the change in this country's course than you were able do as a mere Governor. Once, again I'm afraid some of my fellow citizens are swayed by an expensive suit, watch, and nice hair another plastic Republican.

Posted by: Granite2 | February 18, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

And the experienced GOP setting on there butts doing nothing for the nation,
thats pathatic.

Posted by: jjgrah


you must be a product of the government schools.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

It will be interesting to see President Romney's rhetorical gymnastics as he tries to get the Democratic health care plan, which is really Romney's, through the Congress and as he sells out to our corrupt, value-subtracting financial sector (of which he is a part) on a before now undreamt of scale.

That's why there will never be a President Romney. The difference among Romney the peculator, Romney the governor, and Romney the panderer to the Republican base are so great as to make him absolutely incredible to anyone and everyone.

Posted by: mnjam | February 18, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Obama is acting on the priorities he set during the election campaign. He was clear to the American people as to what his agenda would be. Given that he was elected, how can it be that his priorities are out of step with the peoples', at least the majority that elected him. Yes, Obama's priorites are out of step with those of Romney and those that voted againast Obama. Republicans are trying to steal the election (after the fact this time) as they did in 2000 and 2004. Romney, when you spreak, don't think you are speaking for all Americans. And, yes, to a large measure the failure of Obama to deliver has to do with Republicans voting in a block against anything proposed by the Democrats. The answer to this obstacle is not more Republicans, but fewer.

Posted by: csintala79 | February 18, 2010 4:23 PM | Report abuse

I am still waiting on what Obama policy has failed Americans.

Taxes what tax increases
Health care = what bill
Terrorism- Polls give him high marks.
Education- Billionsin pell grant money, grants to schools for meeing performance benchmakrs,
Spending- Banks arent lending, who has the billions, the government
Unemployment- Job losses slowed, no more talk of recession, unemployment compensation for those laid off and extended compensation
Housing - Tax credits to purchase a new home

Foreign Policy- what policy, North Korea no longer pursuing nuclear ambiton. Iran problem is a historic problem every presidnet since Kennedy has this problem

Auto bailout - Started under Bush, expanded under Obama, what happen, GM paying back billions and turning profitable, hired thousands of employes back.

TARP- Started under Bush, 80 billion cannot be found, reported AP, 2009. AIG, others paying back money. Tax will be imposed to recover the rest. How is that failing americans.

What policy? People are upset at a lot of things and Congress aint helping, which consists of both parties.

Posted by: Sincear2021 | February 18, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Romney is a joke on this one. Obama is doing exactly what we elected him to do. Unfortunately, he is not a benevolent dictator. Congress and the do-nothing Republicans have been major obstacles.

Those who fault Obama need to look at themselves. Were we listening to Obama or listening to the talking heads on TV? I, for one, listened to Obama every chance I could get.

Posted by: EarlC | February 18, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

He is a Mormon thus he is not afraid of lying and be punished. All these pompous sanctimonious guys who conveniently dismiss all the damages done to this country by their fellow conservatives for 8 years is making US the laughing stock of the world, not to mention puting this country in the deepest mess ever experienced.When will these people have some shame and crawl back where they belong?

Posted by: postDC | February 18, 2010 4:22 PM | Report abuse

Is this the same Mitt Romney who supported the individual insurance mandate in Mass?

April 5, 2006:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/04/04/AR2006040401937.html

---Gov. Mitt Romney (R) supports the proposal, which would require all uninsured adults in the state to purchase some kind of insurance policy by July 1, 2007, or face a fine. Their choices would be expanded to include a range of new and inexpensive policies -- ranging from about $250 per month to nearly free -- from private insurers subsidized by the state.

Romney said the bill, modeled on the state's policy of requiring auto insurance, is intended to end an era in which 550,000 people go without insurance and their hospital and doctor visits are paid for in part with public funds.

"We insist that everybody who drives a car has insurance," Romney said in an interview. "And cars are a lot less expensive than people." ---

Sound familiar?

Posted by: trident420 | February 18, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

If Bush was so good at taking out the Taliban how come our soldiers are right now taking out the Taliban? I'm confused!

Posted by: AverageJane
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So was the GOP and Bush.

Posted by: jjgrah | February 18, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I'm a Republican who is sick of Republicans. Instead of all the negativity and badmouthing about how awful Obama is, why don't Repubs come up with some alternative solutions to the mess they created in the first place? My vote goes to the Republican who can come up with new ideas to solving our problems and who wants to work with BOTH parties, not just waste time, energy, and money trying to make everyone else look bad. Talk about juvenile behavior!

Posted by: GenuineRisk | February 18, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

If Romney wins the nomination, Obama definitely won't skate to re-election.

Posted by: smc91 | February 18, 2010 4:20 PM | Report abuse

Romney is begging anyone for support, even these right wing extremists. He is a loser!

Posted by: stevensp1 | February 18, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Romney is begging anyone for support, even these right wing extremists. He is a loser!

Posted by: stevensp1 | February 18, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney - full of old tired ideas. 1. Cut taxes = national bankruptcy - has he seen the projected deficits, including those for SS and Medicare? 2. Protect against terror = abuse of the Patriot Act domestically and the use of torture internationally. Promote "Family" = "prolife" (i.e. antiabortion), restriction of access to birth control, defunding of stem cell research and the like. I don't think that any of these "ideas" if you can call them that, are what the majority of the American public wants either.

Posted by: fwillyhess | February 18, 2010 4:19 PM | Report abuse

Wish granted. except for the really good part. you will have to settle for inept, corrupt, inexperienced, out of your depth and utterly incompetent.

Posted by: drivl
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And the experienced GOP setting on there butts doing nothing for the nation,
thats pathatic.

Posted by: jjgrah | February 18, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Ah, another failed Republican heard from; at least Cheney was the VP. What good can possibly come of more partisan finger-pointing and blame-laying? Mr. Romney didn't even get the last Republican nomination. If he had been elected, I'm sure we'd all be in much better shape, there would be no debt, all undocumented immigrants would be gone, and everyone in the middle east would be our friends and the region would be stable, not to mention that everyone would be employed. But wait, that's not reality, as is further evidenced by his plan to strengthen the economy by cutting taxes. It didn't work under Bush, and we're still fighting a war or two and growing a large debt. He also indicated that he approved of strengthening the family, but unless he can magically create jobs that pay good wages, there won't be much improvement. I've heard empty promises before, and these are just more of the same.

Posted by: sober1 | February 18, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

Is it real that the Post is entertaining such stupidity or coerecing it from those jokers who ran nthis country into the ground eight years before President Obama took office. Are their reporters giddy with folly that they are now peddling horse raddish for news? Are they dumb bats that cannot see the progress this country has made over the last 13 months since the Obama Administration took office? or are they wallowing in the darkness of ignorance and stupidity where objectivity and reason do not dwell? In trying to make news for the print media they are loosing it and hopefully sometime soon they will be consigned to the scrap heap of failure for peddling this type of non sense. Wake up yopur readers are more intelligent that Romney wants you to believe.

Posted by: samiaelsberesford | February 18, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

it took Bush 8 years to get it this way. Romney, Palin, Brown, McCain, Boehner, and the rest of that crowd only know how to say NO.

Posted by: racam

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As usual I alway say you need to put the blame way furhter back to Reagan after all he got the ball rolling for future conservative creeds to destroy this country.

Posted by: beeker25 | February 18, 2010 4:16 PM | Report abuse

I once believed that Romney was a cut above Palin.

Scratch that.

Posted by: j2hess | February 18, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

In a reconciliatory move by the Obama administration, the President has asked the U. S. Board on Geographical Names to name an area off the Florida coast after the 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush.

This fracture in the tectonic plate near Haiti will henceforth be called "Bush's Fault."

Posted by: onehanded | February 18, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Obimbonomics:

The number of U.S. workers filing new applications for unemployment insurance unexpectedly surged last week, while producer prices increased sharply in January, raising potential hurdles for the economic recovery.

no one is surprised. who else could turn a minor bump in the economic road into a total calamity?

I mean besides Carter and Present ident Obimbo.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

How can anyone take Romney seriously when he was a cheerleader for the worst president in the history of the Republic? Eight years of Bushnomics that croaked our nation. Eight years of waving the flag pablum that got us into two wars and has nearly succeeded in bankrupting our country. Family values, Mitt? Family values begin with honesty. Apparently you have the core values of three-card monte hustler. Do you think that lying, cheating, and misleading distortions of history are the pathway to the Republican nomination for president? Has the Republican party sunk so low as to let a con man like you garner any serious consideration for the presidency? My God, what has become of the Republican party?

Posted by: keeleymatt1 | February 18, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

Romney has always been a jerk just like his Father who was governor of Michigan. Romney was known in Mass. as mr. lay-off when he got rid of 12,000 workers as CEO of a company in order to post profits. Simply said, he has the mental ability of a frog. He should really consider getting a real job and stay out of politics.

Posted by: f_anzalonebushwacker | February 18, 2010 4:15 PM | Report abuse

AverageJane:

I think the last Jap holdout from WWII was finally found THIRTY YEARS later (Captain Fumio Nakahira reportedly surrendered in the Philippines in April 1980, but this was never confirmed).

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

Mitt Romney, the Wall Street candidate, has spoken. When he says the "American people" he's talking about the people that the Republican Party has worked tirelessly to protect, his people. This man is as much a cartoon as Sister Sarah. They both come off as actors playing a role, badly. And I'm no fan of the Democrats but America better learn patience and how not to forget who was in charge when this ball started rolling downhill. Supporting the Republican Party is, shall we say, insupportable.

Posted by: curtb | February 18, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

He ( Romney ) maybe got punched harder than thought and still a little dizzy.

Posted by: Newshound3 | February 18, 2010 4:14 PM | Report abuse

All this venom, misdirection and obstruction from the right is making me think President Obama must be a huge success. The louder they scream, the more I see the right has ZERO answers. In a nutshell, if you hate Obama he is a failure; if you love him, he is a success. I neither hate nor love him but I am pleased with the direction the nation is headed and I am guessing his administration (much like Reagan's which was also down in the dumps at this point) will be judged a success for myriad reasons.

BTW, right now it is simply wishful thinking that a major political change will occur in November. Anything can happen and much will, both good or bad, between now and then. What happens up to November will play a role in the vote. What seems apparent right now - for the Senate majority (note - I said majority, not supermajority) to change, the right will need wins in every single contested state, including their own contested elections. Dream on McFly.

Keep on watching, haters on the right and left... we in the middle will be the deciding votes one way or the other.

Posted by: mraymond10 | February 18, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

("I'd rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president").

Wish granted. except for the really good part. you will have to settle for inept, corrupt, inexperienced, out of your depth and utterly incompetent.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:13 PM | Report abuse

Nelson in NEBRASA, Landrieu, Florida, and the unions all took bribes. Liberal Democrats = party of bribes in health care

Posted by: farmsnorton | February 18, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

Mitt,

I worked closely with your Dad at HUD in 1969 -1971 and I know he'd disagree with your position. Let's get away from all the political labels for a few minutes and let's get on with what's good for the country.

Respectfully,

Martin Schwartzberg
Boca Raton, FL

Posted by: SchwartzbergM | February 18, 2010 4:12 PM | Report abuse

There is a serious argument to be had between two philosophies of government but it doesn't begin by trashing the other side as the primary mode for scoring points. What Arthur Schlessinger always warned about conservatives who are ideological: stop them at their basic assumptions and challenge them.

Rerun the movie "Bob Roberts" to understand what Gov. Romney is attempting to do that's demeans the intelligence of the public. He steals positive progressive values and verbiage, and turns them on their head to support the greed and fanaticism of his party. He reframes the arrogance, the misguided militarism, the anti-diplomacy, the 1st amendment violations, and the economic laissez faire approaches of the Bush Administration. Then he projects the rampant failures of that administration onto the current one, about keeping the eye off the ball. How can an adult spout such flapdoodle, which turns off the public, and then say it with such a straight face?

And his solutions?

"Cutting taxes, making the dollar stronger and 'opening markets to America goods' and, broadly, encouraging invention and innovation in the private sector."

Holy mackeral!?!?! Finally some old worn-out cliches. Is there a serious and thoughtful conservative left alive?

Mr. Governor, I do have one question: do you oppose the current tax cuts for the middle and lower classes or do you think that the government is unjustly discriminating against rich, who God bless them, no complaints about success, still earn over $250,000 per year?

Meet the new boss...same as the old boss...maybe a lot of you won't get fooled again, except I wasn't fooled by this gentleman the first time.

Posted by: prcmd | February 18, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

IAEA Issues Report Warning About Iran
For the first time IAEA says it fears
Iran is working on nuclear warhead

I suppose it is time for another obimbo deadline. that always works.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:11 PM | Report abuse

What an idiot. A Republican version of Edwards. Just dumber.

Posted by: jato11 | February 18, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

What an idiot. A Republican version of Edwards. Just dumber.

Posted by: jato11 | February 18, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

Mitt,

I worked closely with your Dad at HUD in 1969 -1971 and I know he'd disagree with your position. Let's get away from all the political labels for a few minutes and let's get on with what's good the country.

Respectfully,

Martin Schwartzberg
Boca Raton, FL

Posted by: SchwartzbergM | February 18, 2010 4:10 PM | Report abuse

DavidH3:

No.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

If Bush was so good at taking out the Taliban how come our soldiers are right now taking out the Taliban? I'm confused!

Posted by: AverageJane | February 18, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

People who say Obama is soft on terror evidently are not aware he authorized more drone attacks in his first 11 months than were conducted the previous 8 years. But what's the point? I read were one hoople head said they captured the #2 Taliban commander to take attention away from the economy.

Posted by: thomgr | February 18, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse

Sorry Chris, when you use terms like "Republican obstruction" to define disagreeing with Democrats’ legislative proposals, you're really showing your bias. So, let me get this correct, in your world, if Republicans go along with Democrats and don't make any waves, they're "bipartisan." If, on the other hand, they disagree and use the only tool at their disposal to get their point across, they're obstructionists." Hummm, would you say the same thing if the roles were reversed?

Posted by: WriterDude | February 18, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Accuracy.....have you forgotten that Bush started this depression? Eight years of dumbness and you want it cleaned up in a year! More Republican blather.

Posted by: smitty47 | February 18, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I'm a senior and these deficits are making me very nervious about my medicare and social security.

Posted by: farmsnorton | February 18, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

Remember that guy who took a swing at Romney on a flight from Vancouver the other day?

Too bad he missed.

Posted by: angelos_peter | February 18, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

More BS from someone looking for a government job. Maybe Obama should declare national law and use the military to carry out his agenda? You can't get anything done in D.C. by yourself. Romney is an empty paper sack (no offense to paper sacks meant).

Posted by: rcvinson64 | February 18, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Sincear2021:
You and Obama are blaming the previous 8 years for Obama's poor choices over the last year. You lack the ability to honestly admit that the Pelosi, Reid, Democrat group that ran Congress during Bush's second term, did more than their fair share of getting us in trouble -old news.
Romney should have been the Republican primary winner, but the whole election was an aberration, not an event based upon the reality but one of anger and a search for "escape" from "business as usual."
Thus, Obama won because he promised "transparency" and a lot more. And now he struggles. His previous and limited experience as an organizer does not allow him to analyze, evaluate and make decisions on serious issues that affect all of us. Sure, he wants to get it right; but he is relying, in desperation, on others; they too are inept in grasping the situation and Obama is realizing now that the popularity contest he won came with real responsibilities for which he has no clue.
He can name call, but no one should vote in favor of these huge debts they have been putting on the backs of taxpayers.

___________________________________________

Transparency- How on earth is that failing people.

What bill has been passed that the american people do not know about. The Health bill will be posted online on Monday.

Ethics- How on earth is that failing Americans. I tell you 8 years of job losses, two wars, 4000 american soldiers, and billions of our tax dollars given to the Rich, now thats failing the American people.

What policy has Obama signed that failed us? Specifically, Ethics and Transparency are good and he has been very transparent, but can you tell me what policy, help me. I am denial as you stated. All you have to do is do a google search or visit the white house website come back in here with a policy that adversly impacted middle class who are the majority in this country.

I ll be waiting.

Posted by: Sincear2021 | February 18, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

Let's remember the reason we are in the fix we are today. Because of the REPUBLICANS and eight years of George W. Bush. Obama may have disappointed 20% of the American people. That is the 20% that expected him to clean up this Republican mess in one year. I mean, it took Bush 8 years to get it this way. Romney, Palin, Brown, McCain, Boehner, and the rest of that crowd only know how to say NO. The whole bunch of them put together wouldn't have a functioning brain. Dan Quaile was an Einstein compared to this bunch. I think that all of these so called polls are opinions of the same people over and over. America is a great nation and we will overcome these idiots but we must stand up and be counted or else their small percentage will drag us down with them and I sure don't want to be there. I voted Republican for the last time before George H. W. Bush was elected and I am not sorry for the Republicans I voted for before were real Republicans. The Reps I voted for before were moderates not idiots. They cared about the people that they served. How long has it been since you could say that about a Rep? I will never vote Rep again because they are getting farther and farther from being moderate.

Posted by: racam | February 18, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

Congress has failed the American people -- do-nothing Republicans, self-centered Blue Dog Democrats, toothless Independents. The President proposes; the Congress does the actual work of legislating and enacting regulations. Blame the 535 members of Congress for the government's failure.

Posted by: ccs53 | February 18, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

sophic:

Glad you kept your dictionary close. You forgot to plug in the right name:

George 'W' Bush.

Posted by: carterassociates | February 18, 2010 4:05 PM | Report abuse

chucko2

Are you kidding? What did Clinton do to "prevent" anything in the Middle East ??


You claim to apply logic - but logic would require you to test your thesis against the Clinton - to - Bush transition as well.

How you can blame the Republicans for those foreign policy issues is a little nuts - and check out WHO is behind the neo-cons before you start blaming anyone.


.

Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

GOP are the party that failed the American people no matter what you clowns keep repeating, punch of idiots.

Lies Lies and Lies, Hey Mitt, look at the Mirror, it's the conservative model that failed America, and we don't want it back,

Posted by: tqmek1 | February 18, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

Obama failed the public because he doesn't understand the public. Frankly, he doesn't care what the views of the public are.

Posted by: badgerburg | February 18, 2010 4:04 PM | Report abuse

We don't have children but we would never complain about paying education taxes. We want ALL the kids in America to benefit. Even YOURS.

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I suggest you get them out of the government schools immediately then.

and who said there is no god. In his wisdom he spared a couple of children a life under the ignorance of another set of useless liberals.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

The incredible thing is that the national health care legislation is remarkably similar to the MA plan that Romney wrote and continues to champion. Throw in all the Republicans reading teleprompter jokes off their teleprompters, and it becomes pretty clear that they're basically just going to oppose anything Obama stands for simply because he stands for it. It's a massive political hissy-fit being thrown by the party who broke all their toys and is now furious that they don't get to play with them any more.

Posted by: jeffwacker | February 18, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Romney has officially gone off the deep end. He derides the President for not delivering on campaign promises while praising Republican obstructionism. He is against the same goverment health care he signed into law. He thinks history will judge Bush kindly.

He Mitt!!! The hair tonic goes on the head and not over ice.

Posted by: thomgr | February 18, 2010 4:03 PM | Report abuse

Congress has failed the American people -- Do-nothing Republicans, self-centered Blue Dog Democrats, toothless Independents. The President proposes; the Congress does the actual work of legislating and enacting regulations. Blame the 535 members of Congress for the government's failure.

Posted by: ccs53 | February 18, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

37th:

I think that "Sincear2021" is long gone by now.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

JakeD2 wrote to me: I never said that al Qaeda had a significant presence in Iraq before we invaded. I've named two al Qaeda operatives who were there however. They are DOCUMENTS ties between Iraqi Intelligence and al Qaeda outside of Iraq too. As for "serious doubts about WMD in Iraq" maybe you can guess whether I am holding an iPhone in my hand right now? Either I am, or I am not, that is a fact. Just remember, if you guess wrong, I am going to claim that it's hard to interpret your guess as anything other than lying ; ) ******

Okay I believe you that there were two Al Qaeda operatives who entered Iraq at some point. I do not know what kind of ties they were or were not discussing with Saddam Hussein or someone else. Is that enough to invade? At the price we've paid?

As for your clever question about an iPOD in your hand, it escapes me what that has to do with anything. I will tell you quite simply that I have no idea if you have an iPOD in your hand. That is not lying. And don't worry, I am not going to invade you whether you do or do not. I respect your right to have an opinion, and an iPOD.

Bush had the same option. He only had to wait a few months to know whether there really were WMD's in Iraq. Is that so long to wait to save the lives and money we've spent on Iraq?

The Downing street memo shows that the Bush administration did not care about the evidence. That is a big difference. It showed a determination to invade and build support for it in whatever manner necessary, by hiding or distorting the true state of knowledge. Is that not lying?

Posted by: DavidH3 | February 18, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

We don't need Mitt Romney to know this is true.

O'Bama is will go down in American history as the worst President in 110 years, for being the Divider, the Apologizer, the Unwise, the wrightist.

The O'Bama Depression.

Posted by: Accuracy | February 18, 2010 3:56 PM
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This kind of Hatred I accept. But I refuse to accept the idiotic notion that Sarah Palin is smarter more qualified to be President and Mitt Romney is nothing more than a Mormon on a religious jihad mission to take over America. These are your true gut choices to lead this Nation. C'MON!!

Posted by: minco_007 | February 18, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse


Lets face the FACTS: Republicans have been and are utter complete lunatics....

Posted by: RealNews1

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Nice Post, but you forgot, slack-jawed, bottom heeding, lie prone, dysfunctional, throwbacks with delusions of certitude, and sadomasochistic tendencies that lead them to believe they have the right to impose their will on everyone by force of arms.

(Funny, they seem just like the folks we are fighting overseas)

Romney is proving he isn't worthy of consideration for ANY public office.

Posted by: BellsBlu2 | February 18, 2010 4:01 PM | Report abuse

armpeg...you must be kidding You can't be that out-of-touch. I could debate Palin and win. The only way you could believe that Palin could hold her own with Obama is if you are on the same intellectual level with her......oops, sorry.

Posted by: smitty47 | February 18, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

Wow, "Acuracy" you really don't have much accuracy, Bush created the mess and now you attributed to Obama, it's amazing how GOP operative keep repeating the lies and think it's going to stick.

Posted by: tqmek1 | February 18, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

tutnyc:

I made over $250,000 in 1994, thank you very much.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

I asked the guy in the ice cream truck and he said definately, no question, without a doubt there was global warming and that all the guys down at the plant agreed. He told me I better buy some more rocket pops before they're all gone.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

Sincear2021


Obama's campaign commitments -

Transparency


RELEASE THE FILE IN HAWAII


Bipartisanship


Obama refuses to aim for a bipartisan compromise in the health care bill - Obama's commitment to the American people obliges him to CENTRIST COMPROMISE SOLUTIONS.


In that - Obama is blocking compromise.


Post-Racial


Obama's people and the democrats, including on this very board, love to attack anyone who has a policy difference as secretly being racist.


They kept on saying, "racism is really behind all of this."


That is NOT being POST RACIAL - and Obama has DONE NOTHING TO STOP ANY OF IT.


Obama started this attitude - and he is directly responsible for the poisoned debates.

HAS OBAMA FAILED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ???


YES - WITH ALL THESE FRAUDS


OBAMA SHOULD HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE ECONOMY THE WHOLE TIME


OBAMA FAILED on what he should have been doing.


.

Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 3:59 PM | Report abuse

I am getting more and more confused with tortured Republican logic. Obama allegedly both failed to fix the economy and did not eradicate terrorism within 12 1/2 months. Not only that the fix could only be accomplished by no bailouts, massive tax cuts and spending decreases, and massively increased defense spending. Sounds like a prescription for self destruction to me. Mitt get honest. In Jan 09 the Iranian centrifuges were spinning without stop, the Republican Middle East policy had managed to get Hamas elected in Gaza, the Afgan war was in shambles, the US backed dictator in Pakistan was deposed and our crucial relations in that country in shambles, shorty in North Korea and Hugo were continuing to thumb their noses at us, the banking system was a pancake, the economy contracted 6% in final quarter of 08, job loss running a 700,000 a month, and the deficit was running over 1 trillion. The only disaster is clearly Republican Policy. By any measure both the economy, our foreign policy, our total terrorist effort, and our return to rule of law in our court system is in far better shape than the previous administration left it. The Republicans should recognize that simple maxim: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Unfortunately, the deluded Republicans could not see any problems until it was too late. Don't blame the Democrats for have to use many pounds of cure to right your own wrongs.

Posted by: chucko2 | February 18, 2010 3:58 PM | Report abuse

37thand0street:

Another lunitic that lives in a trailer. Hey put that 'Jack Black and Coke' away and focus in on this dialog. You can read can't you 'Jimmy-John?'

Posted by: carterassociates | February 18, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

Oh, this from a man who resigned from the governship of Mass. because it was to hard.

The President has not failed; the Republicans would love to believe this is not true - especially since they have refused to compromise on any of the bills. Since you say he has failed then I ram every bill through the Senate without even talking to the Republicans.

Posted by: sun52shine | February 18, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

This is the guy who suggested that a specific consulting firm could run the government more efficiently than in the past.

The specific consulting firm is the same firm that advised insurance companies that they could make more profits if they delayed claims payments on any ruse, such as checking for fraud, the claimants would become so desperate that they would accept a substantially smaller settlement.

It took the Republican Party a dozen years to demolish the U. S. economy, and now they want back into the leadership position by suggesting that their tired old slogans would save us.

Not only are these nay sayers liars and hypocrites, they are traitors to the American people.

The obstructionists, be they Republicans or Democrats, should be run out of office in the next election.

Obama needs hard working, open-minded, new blood in congress that has not sold out to special interests or held congress to blackmail demands connected to irrelevant issues.

Piloto Peaches
Oklahoma City (the political unwashed armpit of America)

Posted by: pilotopeaches | February 18, 2010 3:57 PM | Report abuse

We don't need Mitt Romney to know this is true.

O'Bama is will go down in American history as the worst President in 110 years, for being the Divider, the Apologizer, the Unwise, the wrightist.

The O'Bama Depression.

Posted by: Accuracy | February 18, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

Sure, he wants to get it right; but he is relying, in desperation, on others; they too are inept in grasping the situation
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That's what the President is supposed to do , rely on economists and policymakers to formulate a policy and plan to right the ship that was screwed up by every Republicans for the last 30 years.

Posted by: beeker25 | February 18, 2010 3:56 PM | Report abuse

frrichl:

I am a registered Independent too, and strengthening our economy, national security, and family all sound like good ideas to me (I guess "encouraging invention and innovation in the private sector" is not a good idea to you?). As always YMMV.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

When I read "drivl" and "jake2d" completely inane comments I realize just how uninformed and how uneducated many Americans are on the real issues at hand. Global warming a joke? Ask 50,000 scientists and phd's how they feel about that. Olberman has 50 viewers? Think not fellows. It's okay to be intellectually challenged and it's even okay to post your obnoxious comments. What is not okay is to be completely clueless when it comes to the essence of the really important issues. Understanding the tenets of universal health care, the usage of tarp funds, climate change and how the global economic platform really works takes a lot of indepth study and considerably deeper thought. You won't find it on Fox and you won't find it in your daily rag.

I doubt very seriously that either of you will earn over the $250k mark that kicks in the new "socialist" tax increases in 2011. I will but I don't mind paying higher taxes so that we can improve the nations infrastructure. It is my patriotic duty. We don't have children but we would never complain about paying education taxes. We want ALL the kids in America to benefit. Even YOURS.

Having said that I would suggest that many of your answers await you in the Kingdom. You are now cleared for departure.

Posted by: tutnyc | February 18, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

The TWO things Obama could have gotten right on day ONE...

Transparency.........0

Ethics...............0

Has Obama Failed? YOU BET YOUR SWEETA## HES FAILED.....BIG TIME....

Posted by: sophic | February 18, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

Cheney...Romney...who next Rumsfeld...Rove, puhleeze people this is more of the same. The sound of one hand clapping but I do agree with the person who said the media digs out these irrelevant goons only to instigatae foolishness.

I guess the Olympics is dominating too much of the news.

Posted by: Coodeh | February 18, 2010 3:54 PM | Report abuse

the American people support the Presen ident? Are you that out of touch:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 27% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-seven percent (37%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -10 (see trends).

Just 21% of voters nationwide believe that the federal government today has the “consent of the governed.”

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

I don't even have to read past the headline here to double over in laughter. Mitt Romney is a joke, just like every other Republican leader. The American people will never allow Republicans to gain full control of the government again after the disaster they have left. Mitt, why don't you and Dick go away. We're done with your disastrous ideas.

Posted by: Sinster | February 18, 2010 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Poor Mittsy Romney!
He has no good ideas on how to improve the country, so tears down the guy whose job he wants. I wonder if he'd sound more appealing if, instead of being so self-seeking, he'd try to seek what's good for America.
I too am a registered Independent, but with all the obstuctionism and negativity coming from the Republicans, I couldn't waste my vote on any of them who find it almost honorable to oppose anything that's in favor of the common good.

Posted by: frrichl | February 18, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Sincear2021:
You and Obama are blaming the previous 8 years for Obama's poor choices over the last year. You lack the ability to honestly admit that the Pelosi, Reid, Democrat group that ran Congress during Bush's second term, did more than their fair share of getting us in trouble -old news.
Romney should have been the Republican primary winner, but the whole election was an aberration, not an event based upon the reality but one of anger and a search for "escape" from "business as usual."
Thus, Obama won because he promised "transparency" and a lot more. And now he struggles. His previous and limited experience as an organizer does not allow him to analyze, evaluate and make decisions on serious issues that affect all of us. Sure, he wants to get it right; but he is relying, in desperation, on others; they too are inept in grasping the situation and Obama is realizing now that the popularity contest he won came with real responsibilities for which he has no clue.
He can name call, but no one should vote in favor of these huge debts they have been putting on the backs of taxpayers.

Romney knows his stuff; he knows business, he successfully ran a state, and his leadership abilities and skills are undeniable.
He is right when he says "(Obama) applied his time and political capital to his ill-conceived heath care takeover and to building his personal popularity in foreign countries. He failed to focus, and so he failed."
And so, ....It was "about the economy stupid" -- and jobs--- not travels to faraway places to get applause, kudos, and the approval of leaders such as Chavez, who happily welcomed a fellow socialist.

Romney can do the work; Obama broke the intolerance barrier, and now Romney's religion, which should never have been an issue, will not hold him back. He and Thune, or Ryan, or Pawlenty can do a good job in a year -- something that Obama couldn't do -- and it is getting worse everyday.

There may be a rainbow on the horizon.....


Romney is absolutely right -- and my Democrat friends agree:
(Obama) applied his time and political capital to his ill-conceived heath care takeover and to building his personal popularity in foreign countries. He failed to focus, and so he failed."

Posted by: pjcafe | February 18, 2010 3:52 PM | Report abuse

Sincear2021


You want to hear another failure


ALL OF OBAMA'S "SOFT ON TERROR" ORDERS

And make no mistake, Obama has been doing all sorts of "soft on terror" actions by executive orders.

When we hear from the top national security people that they are "shocked" that Al Queda is "operational" in the Arabian Penisula - that is scary, and it is a COMPLETE FAILURE OF LEADERSHIP.


Any reasonable person has to ask - why hasn't AL Queda been operational there SOONER ???

The attitude of the Obama people on national security is a FAILURE - and it comes from the top.

.

Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

This is non-news. Why devote any space to this at all? Romney is a clueless clown who will say anything or change any position if he thinks it will get him votes. He has no shame.

Posted by: buzznet | February 18, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

BruiserND:

We know about militia's in Michigan. We don't need you and the Glenn Beck's of the world 'Naylorizing'us with these 'Salt Lake City' methods.

Why dont you and your fellow skin head streakers, crawl back into your hole(s)

Posted by: carterassociates | February 18, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

tony_in_Durham_NC and stevensp1:

Ronald Reagan was a "loser" in his 1976 bid for the Republican nomination too. Maybe you two should go back to drinking and leave the important stuff to those of us who are sober?

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

As my grandmother would say when one of her grandchildren were talking and saying something rude or inappropriate, "Be still, now!" I say this sternly and unflinchingly to Mr. Romney. What the Republican bullhorns are shouting out conveniently leave out the root cause of the economic downturn, loss of jobs, foreclosures, etc. AND THAT IS EIGHT YEARS OF GROSS NEGLIGENCE, OUTRIGHT THIEVERY, SUBTERFUGE, WARMONGERING, SKULLDUGGERY, AND CONTEMPT FOR JUSTICE AND THE CONSTITUTION perpetrated by GWB, his cabinet, and their corporate cronies brought our country to the brink of complete collapse and chaos. The Repos and their uber conservative T-Bag contingent deny, negate, and brazenly re-write history. How long did it take the Bush admin to squander the budget surplus left by Clinton...less than 18 months??? Now, the finger-pointing and criticism are heaped on President Obama because he has not magically undone in little more than a year all the damage done by GWB et alia in eight years. HUSH UP, Romney and all you reprobate T-Baggers!

Posted by: politico5 | February 18, 2010 3:50 PM | Report abuse

DavidH3:

He is not a made up person. I am simply documenting the KNOWN ties between Iraq Intelligence and al Qaeda (from 1990 to 2003). You can read more here:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/003/378fmxyz.asp

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse


Romney?

Romney?

That's funny.

A loser calls a winner a loser.

Sounds like a typically political speech to me, soon to be paid for by some corporation. Or union, depending.

Good luck with that LDS thing, by the way.

Posted by: tony_in_Durham_NC | February 18, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

It is interesting that this man who lost to McCain in the Republican race is now condemning our President. The American people support the President in his actions. The American people are angry with a do nothing Congress. The right wing Republicans have done nothing to help us in our recession. They are worthless nay sayers. That is what this American thinks. Come elections time, people will realize who is on ther side and who is not, and it is not the Republican Party for certain!

Posted by: stevensp1 | February 18, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

It is interesting that this man who lost to McCain in the Republican race is now condemning our President. The American people support the President in his actions. The American people are angry with a do nothing Congress. The right wing Republicans have done nothing to help us in our recession. They are worthless nay sayers. That is what this American thinks. Come elections time, people will realize who is on ther side and who is not, and it is not the Republican Party for certain!

Posted by: stevensp1 | February 18, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

don't believe that Obama believes in the Constitution - I believe the slave trade provisions, and the 3/5 compromise makes the Constitution a horrible document in Obama's eyes - I believe Obama has a hostility toward the Founding Fathers because he lumps them in as "white slaveholders."

Posted by: 37thand0street
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You forgot about the Bush-Cheney years when Bush and Cheney and Gonzales think the Constitution is just a piece of paper and used as toilet paper- Does the Patriot Act count?. Furthermore, the GOP have use the threat of filibuster 100 times 38 more than the last time and is bordered on stupidity. FYI: The 3/5 vote is a Senate rule not written in the Constitution and it requires 67 votes to change it- guess who's not interested in changing it: GOP after flip flopping about the Democrats stopping them. It's two way street.
Based on events for the past year, Obama respects the Constitution - look how he is willing to work within the framework of the founding father just to get his initiatives pass and yet the GOP, on the other hand, disregards it.
Last thing, I've noticed CC -The Fix is fixiated on the CPAC, GOP and conservative events but glosses over the Democrats and progressive events. I wonder why?....

Posted by: beeker25 | February 18, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Sincear2021


Obama's campaign commitments -

Transparency


RELEASE THE FILE IN HAWAII

Bipartisanship

Obama refuses to aim for a bipartisan compromise in the health care bill - Obama's commitment to the American people obliges him to CENTRIST COMPROMISE SOLUTIONS.

In that - Obama is blocking compromise.

Post-Racial


Obama's people and the democrats, including on this very board, love to attack anyone who has a policy difference as secretly being racist.


They kept on saying, "racism is really behind all of this."

That is NOT being POST RACIAL - and Obama has DONE NOTHING TO STOP ANY OF IT.

Obama started this attitude - and he is directly responsible for the poisoned debates.


HAS OBAMA FAILED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ???

YES - WITH ALL THESE FRAUDS

OBAMA SHOULD HAVE BEEN WORKING ON THE ECONOMY THE WHOLE TIME


OBAMA FAILED on what he should have been doing.

.

Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

Romney has as much validity as the other famous has been loser, the chick from Wasilla... we have to endure the likes of these two misfits along with the guy from bizarro world, Cheney?...turns out that the only one missing is Dubyah to make the perfect storm of complete losers. Whodda thunk he was the only one with a morsel of common sense.

Posted by: seakeys | February 18, 2010 3:46 PM | Report abuse

Boy, here's an eye-opening statement in the New Haven Register:

Richard Blumenthal, the state’s Democratic attorney general, who is running for the U.S. Senate, Monday said it was “an open question,” whether he would ask President Barack Obama to campaign on his behalf. Asked if the president’s appearance would be a plus or minus for his campaign, Blumenthal said: "I can’t comment."

Boy, there's some enthusiasm! Yay, team!

This is Connecticut, folks. Then again, I suppose when Obama proves no use for Democratic candidates in New Jersey and Massachusetts, there's not much reason to think he would be more effective in the states in between them.

Posted by: drivl

********************************************************************

You don't know jack snit about CT politics guy. I live there and your characterization of it being all Dem all the time is absolute nonsense. We've had Repub Governors the last few cycles and though there is a current Dem majority in the state legislature there are certainly enough Republicans to keep much from getting done. It's a mirror image of the Federal system. We've got a healthy mix of both parties, rich and poor, and elites with populists.

Blumenthal is popular enough here that if he just continues to campaign he will coast to victory. The debacle in Mass will ensure that he doesn't decide to hide until election day and take our votes for granted. He's the real deal.

Posted by: theobserver4 | February 18, 2010 3:45 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans have blocked Obama - that is a legitimate applications of CHECKS AND BALANCES WHICH SHOULD BE IN THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT.

I don't believe that Obama believes in the Constitution - I believe the slave trade provisions, and the 3/5 compromise makes the Constitution a horrible document in Obama's eyes - I believe Obama has a hostility toward the Founding Fathers because he lumps them in as "white slaveholders."

This whole attitude that Obama has translates into a hostility against all our Constitutional principles - RIGHT DOWN TO DISRESPECTING THE FIRST AMENDMENT BY SENDING PEOPLE TO HARASS POSTERS ON "THE FIX" WHO DO NOT AGREE WITH THEM.

Yea, it is a major problem with Obama - he simply does not have the conviction in American government which everyone else does.

The democrats really blew it - they should not have nominated someone who they knew so little about - the media blew it by never vetting Obama - some of the stuff on the internet about Obama in college and his Marxist views is shocking.

Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 3:34 PM
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What kind of SICK! demented human being would ever consider another human 3/5 of a man and make it constitutional to own and dehumanize them. By the way you ever heard of Brigham Young? Mitt follows his teachings and has never condemned the comments made by him about African Americans. Birds of a feather guy's! Ya'll should really like him.

Posted by: minco_007 | February 18, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Mitt's bit. To try and catapult himself back into the national discussion as a Republican hopeful, intending to become a national Scott Brown.

Pallin will sweep him away with the back of her hand. He ain't real, and everybody knows it. Pallin's Goldwaterish candidacy will hand the I'm-just-getting-my-feet-under-me Obama a second term.

The country will be much the better for it.

Posted by: Adirondax | February 18, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Mitt's bit. To try and catapult himself back into the national discussion as a Republican hopeful, intending to become a national Scott Brown.

Pallin will sweep him away with the back of her hand. He ain't real, and everybody knows it. Pallin's Goldwaterish candidacy will hand the I'm-just-getting-my-feet-under-me Obama a second term.

The country will be much the better for it.

Posted by: Adirondax | February 18, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Mitt's bit. To try and catapult himself back into the national discussion as a Republican hopeful, intending to become a national Scott Brown.

Pallin will sweep him away with the back of her hand. He ain't real, and everybody knows it. Pallin's Goldwaterish candidacy will hand the I'm-just-getting-my-feet-under-me Obama a second term.

The country will be much the better for it.

Posted by: Adirondax | February 18, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

carterassociates:

I am neither a fool nor mentally challenged. How about you?

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

JakeD2 wrote: You still haven't proven ONE "lie" yet. It is not a "lie" that al Qaeda operatives Abu Hajer and Salim al-Ahmed were in Iraq BEFORE the war. ****

It may or may not be a lie that Abu Hajer and Salim al-Ahmed were or were not in Iraq before the war, but it sure is irrelevant. Abu Hajer traveled all over the world on behalf of Al Qaeda. He was arrested in Germany in 1998 and has been in jail since then. This jail is located in Colorado, which is not anywhere near Iraq.

As for "Salim al-Ahmed", I admit I don't know who he is. Googled him, didn't see anything relevant. I assume he is not a made-up person.

Posted by: DavidH3 | February 18, 2010 3:44 PM | Report abuse

Obama hasn't failed America - the failure rests upon the heads of those GOP do-nothings who claim they want to reach across the aisle but whose every action show otherwise. Obstructionism for the sake of being an obstructionist is NEVER a good thing, regardless of which party is doing it. Romney hasn't got a clue - his comments about how history will judge Bush is ample evidence of that.

I was going to say something snide about the individual who posted "Palin-Romney 2012!" But it occurs to me that such a ticket might be the very thing to assure that Obama gets re-elected, so it might be a good thing at that.

Posted by: BardOfTheLesserBoulevards | February 18, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

It always scares me when politicans say one of their goals is to "strengthen the family". Isn't that best accomplished on a personal level and not through legislation? Although, looking at some of the fine examples of strong family principles that the Republicans have provided, a la Gov. Sanford, et. al., I can see why he would want to legislate family values. Maybe there can be a litmus test as to whether you would fall under the auspices of the new regulation...do you make passes at others in airport restrooms, do you abandon your state and cheat on your wife, etc., etc.

Fortunately, the rest of America isn't as hypocritical or as morally corrupt as the Republicans seem to be. Tread lightly...legislating morality and family values is a very dangerous road to go down. What say we stick to rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, creating new jobs, burnishing the US image overseas, creating a lasting peace in the Middle East, etc.

Posted by: bkllal6020 | February 18, 2010 3:43 PM | Report abuse

Yet another RETHUG loser who having received less recognition that that female Alaskan LOSER feels he has something worthwhile to say. HAH funny how nobody but other losers care.

Sorry they rethugs haven't learned that those who WIN run the country while those who LOSE -- CRY and WHINE

Posted by: kare1 | February 18, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

tqmek1:

If you don't want to answer my honest questions, that's fine with me. Have a nice life.

Sincear2021:

The stimulus bill has not CREATED a single job (that's Sen. Evan Bayh, not me ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 3:42 PM | Report abuse

I loved his comment below in quotes. We were saying no to bad things for 8 terrible years with Bush/Cheney and we were called unpatriotic. I guess now it is OK to say no to things and not be called a commie. By the way. Look at Romney's record in Massachusetts. You want that on a national level? My god, we are all doomed if we get his kind in the White House. Canada will be nice place to visit for four years until Romney "does a Massachusetts" to the rest of the country.

Obama is trying his best to clean up a monumental mess left by 8 years of Republi-con neglect. Thats like blaming the janitor for the mess after the bachelor party.

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"It is right and praiseworthy to say no to bad things," Romney argued, noting that Republican opposition to cap and trade, the Employee Free Choice Act and "government health care" were in line with the opposition of the American people to such proposals. "You see, we conservatives don't have a corner on saying 'no'", Romney said. "We're just the ones who say it when it is the right thing to do."

Posted by: joseph_charles | February 18, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Obama/Pelois/Democrats quadruple the national debt in months, spend us into oblivion and then raise the debt ceiling. Now they want to get spending under control?
Let's get Madoff out of prison to join the Obamination of America...

And the media continues its full trottle pimping...

GET this Crap Out of Washington!

Posted by: sophic | February 18, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

Last time we checked on Archduke Czar Viscount Earl Pasha Baron Hill, he was trailing Mike Sodrel, 49 percent to 41 percent. He's the one who wouldn't allow a journalism student to record his town-hall meeting, lest something embarrassing "end up on YouTube."

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

It's not often that I agree with Bill Clinton, but he's right when he told Ted Kennedy (re. Obama) that "A few years ago, this guy would have been getting us coffee" (from John Helieman and Mark Halperin's book "Game Change").
Without his telepromter, Obama's a mumbling idiot and would be toast if he had to debate Romney or Palin.

Posted by: armpeg | February 18, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

Health care is the number one item we spend money on in our economy today. You cannot fix the economy without fixing it. Romney is smart enough to know this, which is why his pandering (which is as usual, a bit late, and an effort to catch up with other, better panderers) is offensive.

Posted by: fmjk | February 18, 2010 3:40 PM | Report abuse

I'm always astonished at the utter lack of shame exhibited by career politicians as they obfuscate and lie in their blatant attempts to re-write history. Romney now claims that Bush "defeated the Taliban," and Republican strategists like Mary Matalin bold-facedly state that 9-11 didn't even happen on GWBush's tenure. What next? The recession of the past two years started the day Obama took office? Unemployment didn't nearly double between December 2008 and December 2009? There really were WMDs in Iraq? This coming year is going to be full of such nonsense recited endlessly by Republicans even as they do their damndest to stall a jobs bill or healthcare reform. I guess Mitt Romney will also deny that he signed into law a healthcare plan in MA that is almost identical to the bills drafted by the Dems. that the Republicans have demonized.

Posted by: jaysit | February 18, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Lets face the FACTS: Republicans have been and are utter complete lunatics.
Which translated means that Republicans are paid agents of Big corporations (Big Pharma, Big Insurance, Big Military, Big Banks, etc.) and to get away with this Con Job they say any insane thing, such as "Government cannot do anything..." which translated means pay Taxes and get nothing for your Taxes, but have your Taxes go for the benefit of the Super rich which control the Big Corporations.

To see what Lunatics Republicans are consider some of their positions & beliefs, Republicans were and are for:

1-The Iraq War that has wasted, to date, $2Trilion dollar of our Tax money set aside how many innocent people it has killed.
2- Republicans are for the gargantuan US Military that is literally bankrupting the American people, given that US economy is
now only 15% of World economy whereas the US Military budget is LARGER than the Military budget of every country on
planet Earth combined!!! DO that simple math and you will see this Military budget is the KEY cause of US Deficits.


But Republicans are:

Against Universal nationalized health care, something that EVERY European country has, Canada has, Israel has, Japan has, China has, in fact all developed nations have. WHY? Because Universal nationalized health care is the ONLY way to operate health care in todays World given that under Universal nationalized health care EVERY
citizen will have health care, this means whereas 2Mill Americans go bankrupt each year due to health care costs in European countries ZERO people are going bankrupt each year due to health care costs, this means whereas in US at least 50,000 people are dying each year due to being denied health care ZERO people are dying in Europe for being denied health care, and equally as important whereas health care is taking a back breaking and Deficit creating 18% of the GDP in US in all the countries that have Universal nationalized health care, health care on average is taking about 9% of the GDP.

U can read full article here:
http://anoox.com/blog/Real_News.34034

Posted by: RealNews1 | February 18, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

The Truth about Obama

Obama is the Commander in Chief with No Military experience, He's the Chief Executive with No Executive experience, he has No business experience, NO economic experience, NO financial experience, No Foreign affair experience, No mayor, NO governor, Nothing

The liberals will retort, "....But he's intelligent and a Constitution Scholar"...

A Constitution Scholar? That was just disproven in his recent SOTU speech...
President Obama claimed that the Supreme Court had “reversed a century of law to open the floodgates – including foreign corporations – to spend without limit in our elections.”

Obama Lies/shows ignorance yet again.

For the history and the TRUTH,
http://blog.heritage.org/2010/01/28/the-truth-about-president-obama-and-citizens-united

Obama needs to have a another beer party and APOLOGIZE to Alito...

Obama is NO Constitutional Scholar, getting this simple fact wrong...

Obama is a true Empty Suit Community Organizer with a telepromter...and he needs a Phonetic/Fonetic telepromter to avoid those embarrassing Magna Cun Laude moments like "Corpse-man"...

Posted by: sophic | February 18, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

The Truth about Obama

Obama is the Commander in Chief with No Military experience, He's the Chief Executive with No Executive experience, he has No business experience, NO economic experience, NO financial experience, No Foreign affair experience, No mayor, NO governor, Nothing

The liberals will retort, "....But he's intelligent and a Constitution Scholar"...

A Constitution Scholar? That was just disproven in his recent SOTU speech...
President Obama claimed that the Supreme Court had “reversed a century of law to open the floodgates – including foreign corporations – to spend without limit in our elections.”

Obama Lies/shows ignorance yet again.

For the history and the TRUTH,
http://blog.heritage.org/2010/01/28/the-truth-about-president-obama-and-citizens-united

Obama needs to have a another beer party and APOLOGIZE to Alito...

Obama is NO Constitutional Scholar, getting this simple fact wrong...

Obama is a true Empty Suit Community Organizer with a telepromter...and he needs a Phonetic/Fonetic telepromter to avoid those embarrassing Magna Cun Laude moments like "Corpse-man"...

Posted by: sophic | February 18, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

In the United States, it seems, the politicians are running for office all the time. It was "Jam, Yesterday" and "Jam, Tomorrow," but when is it "Jam Today" for the American people? When are they going to do something? Mr. Romney is a disgrace. No wonder why the guy on the plane punched him out. The Media is like the kid in the school yard who is always trying to instigate a fight. Everyone likes that, but it all leads to where we are now, with no sense of what is good for the common man and nothing accomplished towards that end.

Posted by: rryder1 | February 18, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

The "weak on security" claim rings pretty hollow, given that three Taliban leaders have been captured in two days. And Mittens signed gay marriage into law up there in Massachusetts, so I can only assume his "strengthening the family" statement means he wishes Obama would repeal DOMA and replace it with something that gives gay partnerships equal rights.

Posted by: dkp01 | February 18, 2010 3:38 PM | Report abuse

JakeD2:

Stop acting like a fool. Or are you mentally challenged.

Posted by: carterassociates | February 18, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

I keep hearing from members of the right, how this guy Romney is supposed to be a hotshot... but so far, all I see is yet another abject DROOLER brown nosing CONSERVATIVES ( read: obsessive/compulsive disorder sufferers )

He calls president Obama a failure?

What does he call his FAILED run for the White House... a glittering success?

He's telling political rejects what they want to hear... and THOSE people cheer for America's failure on a daily basis.

Their twilight-zone, other worldly views of government are what got the entire planet into the mess we are currently NOT enjoying.

So... Run along Romney.. I'm sure you and your FRIENDS can think up another way out of the wilderness WE, the American voters sent you off to, because THIS rant isn't working.

Posted by: BellsBlu2 | February 18, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

Boy, here's an eye-opening statement in the New Haven Register:

Richard Blumenthal, the state’s Democratic attorney general, who is running for the U.S. Senate, Monday said it was “an open question,” whether he would ask President Barack Obama to campaign on his behalf. Asked if the president’s appearance would be a plus or minus for his campaign, Blumenthal said: "I can’t comment."

Boy, there's some enthusiasm! Yay, team!

This is Connecticut, folks. Then again, I suppose when Obama proves no use for Democratic candidates in New Jersey and Massachusetts, there's not much reason to think he would be more effective in the states in between them.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

http://www.theonion.com/content/video/in_the_know_should_the_government


http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2010/02/nullification-secession-and-the-human-scale-of-political-order/


a centralized nation’s growth can render it dangerous and ungovernable.
The Soviet Union learned this fact in the latter half of the Twentieth Century, as Yuri Maltsev, a former adviser to Boris Yeltsin and senior scholar at the Ludwig von Mises Institute, reminded the group. Though the Soviet leaders had no interest in republican pretensions, to stay in power, they were forced to control the lives of hundreds of millions of people spread across eleven time zones and one sixth of the Earth’s surface. Unfortunately, Yuri noted, the only way to do this was through mass murder, and even that eventually failed when the regime literally ran out of bullets.

Which is largely why those in America who understand history’s lessons, and value individual rights as they were enshrined by our Declaration of Independence, have begun to look seriously for ways to reestablish a society that values rights over might. The founder of the Second Vermont Republic, Thomas Naylor, believes his state can serve as the model for such a society one day.

First though, we have to convince fellow Americans that our nation has in fact transitioned from republic to empire, and that the only way to regain our prosperity and moral standing as a nation of free men and women is to resist the illegal and unconstitutional activities of our government.

Which is where the Tenth Amendment comes in. By pursuing a strategic decentralization of power through the vehicle of state and local nullification and interposition, we as Americans have the power to withdraw our consent peacefully and permanently from a federal government that no longer respects the rule of law.

The agents of that government may or may not then choose to recognize our right to make such a determination for ourselves. That is up to them.

But understanding that self-government is by definition the right of all free people, and then acting on that knowledge, is up to us.

Posted by: bruiserND | February 18, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

He sounds like he's still not over his "failed" attempt at the Republican nomination...

Palin-Romney 2012! (Good one JakeD2!)

The writers at SNL will be the only people who benefit from that...

Posted by: jgmann | February 18, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

None of them have presented any solutions to anything...they just talk smack all the time. Never saying anything.

They all sound like broken records. Enough already! Come up with some real tangible ideas to turn our country around or just shut the hell up! Really now...we want real solutions, not just finger pointing.

I am not satisfied with finger pointing are you?

How gullible people are...as long as they keep shouting insults your happy? Why? They solve nothing, create nothing, only hostility...Well you can't pay the bills or feed the children with hostility.

People get real...as long as you all continue to ride their bandwagons, they will continue to do nothing, because you are all distracted by the finger pointing.

We are the joke, because we all continue to fall for their tactics.

Stop beating each other up, go after Congress, the Senate, etc. on both sides of the fence.

It's like two women fighting over the same guy. He created the mess, not the two women, yet they fight with each other, while he sits, laughs and watches. How stupid is that and we all know it. Yet here we are.

Posted by: MyTwoCents4 | February 18, 2010 3:37 PM | Report abuse

tqmek1 (and yetanotherpassword):

You still haven't proven ONE "lie" yet. It is not a "lie" that al Qaeda operatives Abu Hajer and Salim al-Ahmed were in Iraq BEFORE the war.

Posted by: JakeD2 |
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It is true but Saddam did not know about it as evidenced by the fact that there are several security apparatus operating within the country. Besides do you think that a leader would know every single person that came into his country? It's borders on stupidity if you said yes...

Posted by: beeker25 | February 18, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

I have many Mormon friends, and find them to be among the most intolerant, bigoted, and manipulative of religious zealots. They will take any opportunity to advance their agenda to control anyone or anything non-Mormon.
Other than this, they are delightful people, but certainly no one I would give political power to...

Posted by: wcmillionairre | February 18, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

What does the Mormon bible say about non-caucasians? Is this what Romney really believes? This is something he'll have to address if he wins the nomination.

Posted by: TraderX | February 18, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans have blocked Obama - that is a legitimate applications of CHECKS AND BALANCES WHICH SHOULD BE IN THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT.

I don't believe that Obama believes in the Constitution - I believe the slave trade provisions, and the 3/5 compromise makes the Constitution a horrible document in Obama's eyes - I believe Obama has a hostility toward the Founding Fathers because he lumps them in as "white slaveholders."

This whole attitude that Obama has translates into a hostility against all our Constitutional principles - RIGHT DOWN TO DISRESPECTING THE FIRST AMENDMENT BY SENDING PEOPLE TO HARASS POSTERS ON "THE FIX" WHO DO NOT AGREE WITH THEM.

Yea, it is a major problem with Obama - he simply does not have the conviction in American government which everyone else does.

The democrats really blew it - they should not have nominated someone who they knew so little about - the media blew it by never vetting Obama - some of the stuff on the internet about Obama in college and his Marxist views is shocking.


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Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

I want someone to tell how OBama has failed the American people. What policies that he created that have failed us, and be prepared to defend yourself.

What policy? What failures?

Posted by: Sincear2021 | February 18, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

dlpetersdc:

Come On!

Romney is the quintessential political opportunist who changes his position on issues based on which way the political wind is blowing?

Haven't you heard the new GOP Mantra 'Reckless Hypocrite' the New Decade of change.

I want it....Now, I don't want it.

Whose on first....Who's on Second?

'Clueless in Seattle'

I can't remember my name...Oh! that's right 'Joe Bob.'

Why are these people permitted to talk, without thinking. This should be a crime like false Advertising is misrepresentation?

Posted by: carterassociates | February 18, 2010 3:34 PM | Report abuse

Er, I meant to type "disrespect" above. Obviously.

Posted by: yetanotherpassword | February 18, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

DavidH3:

I never said that al Qaeda had a significant presence in Iraq before we invaded. I've named two al Qaeda operatives who were there however. They are DOCUMENTS ties between Iraqi Intelligence and al Qaeda outside of Iraq too. As for "serious doubts about WMD in Iraq" maybe you can guess whether I am holding an iPhone in my hand right now? Either I am, or I am not, that is a fact. Just remember, if you guess wrong, I am going to claim that it's hard to interpret your guess as anything other than lying ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse
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Did not the U.S. Government via the CIA subvert Iran and support and supply Iraq with weapons including chemical. So should the entire Muslim world have invaded America? You guy's arguments? Make no sense! Chemical weapons are more than Documents of which there were plenty to support our involvement.

Posted by: minco_007 | February 18, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

JakeD2, Stop watching Fox news, and do some research in the internet, it's just because you repeating the same lies or bringing to me two Arabic names, I'm going to believe you.
Bush Lied about WMD, the Niger proof of the yellow cake was created by the Italian intelligence for CIA, Alqaeda could not have survived Sadam's Mukhabarat, even if Sadam did not like the Americans much, he was always afraid of Alqaeda or the Muslim brotherhood.
So maybe you should do some digging before you repeat the same crop again and again.
So Again, yes Bush lied, Bush Lied, Bush lied, and the Whole GOP supported him, and we paid over 1 trillion dollars for that, where were those Budget hawks then, where were those who care about the deficit then, suddenly they woke up.

Posted by: tqmek1 | February 18, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

I don't believe that Obama believes in the Constitution - I believe the slave trade provisions, and the 3/5 compromise makes the Constitution a horrible document in Obama's eyes - I believe Obama has a hostility toward the Founding Fathers because he lumps them in as "white slaveholders."

Posted by: 37thand0street
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Oh great! 37thandO is with us. We have the rightwing nutjob triumvirate of ignorance and FUD here today - JakeD, 37th, and the loony Scrivener rambling about microwaves.

Noone had more disregard or respect for our constitution and laws than the previous Vice President and President. They crapped on the Constitution at every turn, always invoking fear and strawmen to cow the dissenting voices. Their methods and ideas have been thoroughly debunked but yet idiots like 37th like to pretend otherwise.

Posted by: yetanotherpassword | February 18, 2010 3:32 PM | Report abuse

"so now that poor Barry is simply a laughingstock and .....Posted by: drivl"

Drivl? how apropos - outdone only by Jake D2's use of Hannity and Limbaugh as official "sources and methods". Har, Har, Har......

Posted by: sundog2 | February 18, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

I used to be an Independent. I clearly voted for Barack Obama for President, a Democrat. Since I've became involved in politics I have learned a lot. I am now determined never again to vote for a Republican. Any fool can critize, condem or complain, and most of them seem to be Republicans. Only my opinion, of course.

Posted by: julieforBarack | February 18, 2010 3:23 PM
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One thing you forgot to learn that discredits everything else you have to say: "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds." Julie has met the hobgoblin...every day when she looks in the mirror.

Posted by: CincinnatiRIck | February 18, 2010 3:31 PM | Report abuse

Olbermann Says Tea Parties Dominated by Whites, Like MSNBC [Daniel Foster]

During a follow-up discussion on DailyKos of what Keith Olbermann called the “racist” undertones of the tea party movement, one commenter offered a wry riposte, suggesting that basically, “a tea party gathering looks something like MSNBC line-up on week-days.”

Olbermann responded to the zinger with a defense mounted in the form of a diarrheic list, rattling off every person of color he could think of who had ever appeared on the network (note the vast majority are guests, or "backups). You can almost hear the “some of my best friends are black!” panic:

Lester Holt was our primary anchor at MSNBC until ‘04 or so, and he got promoted to NBC. And Alison Stewart had her own show and was my primary back-up (we got somebody named Rachel something to replace her), and then she went to raise a family (and do NPR for awhile) and now she’s back part-time as Rachel’s back-up, and Tamron is one of my back-ups and co-anchored her own two-hour political show in the afternoon, and you mentioned Christina Brown (call her “Christine” at your peril), and Carlos Watson had his own show (and that didn’t work out very well for anybody, as will occasionally happen), and Gene Robinson is with me whenever he can spare the time (and is in the studio for all our long-form political coverage, and I try to glue him to the seat next to mine), and we get Clarence Page on whenever we can, and really we do as much astronomy as we do only because Derrick Pitts is so damn good, and somebody upthread mentioned Melissa Harris-Lacewell, and Paul Mooney used to come on for political comment. I’m not satisfied with this as the status quo, but I did want to balance the picture as much as it can be. And suddenly this got me thinking, I wonder if Derrick has ever thought about politics and tv…

Loony is just not selling anymore. I think he's down to about 50 regular viewers a night now.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Why is someone still trying to argue with Jake2-whatever-he-is? Sadaam hated al Qaeda. It was discussed in the intellegence community beforehand. Noone wanted to go into Iraq except GW. Even the pope told him not to. Remember? GW and Cheney insisted, and wouldn't listen to anyone - couldn't wait. They even used arguments that they knew were false - like the uranium that Iraq was supposedly buying. Or don't you remember the expose about that, which was in the headlines for a year or so, and all the congressional investigations? Of course, a little selective remembering does wonders for you - maybe a little ginko is in order?

Posted by: garoth | February 18, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Can we knock off this ultra partisan garbage? Neither party is going to have all of the answers. The reason we have multiple parties is for balance and different perspectives on American issues. Obama doesn't have all the answers, and republicans blocking everything gets nothing done. Congratulations, you ass holes have stalled the country from any progress. Well done.... nice hair Mitt. The Fonz would be proud.

Posted by: Louderthanyou | February 18, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

Senior members of the Democratic party warned the President about this from the early days of his campaign.

We should have run and elected Hillary with Obama in the #2 slot.

He would have had 8 years of VP and 8 years of POTUS.

Obama's got IQ and EQ that pegs the meter.

What he doesn't understand is the meaning of the word "enemy"

For a lawyer, he sure missed out on the concept of an adversarial process.

The Republicans aren't our friends, they're the "loyal opposition"

They never forgot their role in the process or took their eyes off the prize.

Democrats keep forgetting the parable of the indian and the snake.

Republicans have hard hearts but Demcrats have soft heads.

America can't afford that.

The President needs some serious coaching from Bill and Hillary.

They know how to knife-fight.

He's a sweet guy and doesn't have a clue about how washington really works.

They do.

He's should draw on every bit of knowledge and experience they have.

Like the American people over all, they want the President and the Democratic Party to fix what Bush/Cheney and the Republicans broke.


Posted by: TheTruthWillNotBeSilenced | February 18, 2010 3:30 PM | Report abuse

The Obama administration did not fail, thet were sabatogued by the Republicans. The Republicans like nothing better than to sabatogue the work of the Democratic Party! The Party that stands for Democracy, not a theocracy (a theocracy-a people ruled by the aristocrats! In better terms a country run by the rich poeple and the corporations. This is a government that the Republicans have been working for for 60 years. They do not want the peoplke to be able to get ahead monitarily, because then they will be unable to rule over them. The Republicans want to be dictators.

Posted by: newsjunkie1 | February 18, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

How can anyone in their right mind say the GOP has failed the American people since Obama became President? The Dems hold the WH, a huge majority in the House and 59 out of 100 seats in the Senate. They are clearly in the majority and still can't get anything accomplished. It sounds like they are the ones that have failed.

Romney 2012.

Posted by: haydenduke | February 18, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

And how did Romney's run for the presidency go? Failure

Posted by: gwcox2 | February 18, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

Oh, big news...failed presidential rich-kid Mitt thinks, in his "opinion", Obama's failed? At least he has a job, fool. Republican clown.

Posted by: tschmidt | February 18, 2010 3:29 PM | Report abuse

JakeD2 wrote: There were al Qaeda training in Iraq prior to our invasion (that's pretty "direct" to me). Every intelligence agency in the world thought Saddam had WMDs (our troops went in with WMD-protection equipment, because the prudent course given the evasions and out-right refusal to allow inspections was to assume that Saddam would use WMD when we invaded). Worse-case, we were wrong. There's no evidence that Bush knew the truth but lied about it. ************

Al Qaeda did not have a significant presence in Iraq before we invaded. There were serious doubts about WMD in Iraq right from the beginning. Even our staunch allies, the Brits, knew this but they also knew that the Bush administration did not care, the US was dead set on invasion regardless of the evidence. The evidence is now pretty clear that that's what happened. You can search under "Downing Street memo" to learn more about it. No one in Bush's administration really cared about the evidence. Facts didn't matter to them. Nor to JakeD2.

Bush never admitted to lying, but it's hard to interpret the actions of his administration as anything other than lying.

Posted by: DavidH3
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Let's not forget the IAEA and David Kay in the equation: IAEA has stated that they needed time to verify if there's WMD but Bush kept on pushing for war by pushing the Security Council vote by threatening some countries into doing so even then some did not fall for it. Let's not forget David Kay, he spent 5 years in the aftermath of the invasion and in his report yet to find one WMD. Did Bush accept that premise? None except to change the story of the justification.
JakeD it's time you stop believing this and AQ being in Iraq.

Posted by: beeker25 | February 18, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

I am so glad Mitt took that bold stand against a President who has obviously failed the American people. Let's just try to count Obama's accomplishments: G-Bay...haha, right. First terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11... If Obabma would focus on real issues besides trying to look like a god, he might accomplish something. Or not, look at the chicago olympics...
I just can't wait for No-bama no-more..

Posted by: wcm116 | February 18, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

Thus, it has become nearly impossible to hear about “global warming” without giggling. The boiling planet that Albert Gore promised has yielded to global cooling. Meanwhile, Gore’s vaunted scientific “consensus” has collapsed, like a roof buckled beneath too much snow

Just another crazy liberal idea to take over your life.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 3:28 PM | Report abuse

DavidH3:

I never said that al Qaeda had a significant presence in Iraq before we invaded. I've named two al Qaeda operatives who were there however. They are DOCUMENTS ties between Iraqi Intelligence and al Qaeda outside of Iraq too. As for "serious doubts about WMD in Iraq" maybe you can guess whether I am holding an iPhone in my hand right now? Either I am, or I am not, that is a fact. Just remember, if you guess wrong, I am going to claim that it's hard to interpret your guess as anything other than lying ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 3:26 PM | Report abuse

"On the economy specifically, Romney proposed cutting taxes, making the dollar stronger and "opening markets to America goods" and, broadly, encouraging invention and innovation in the private sector."

You cannot cut taxes and make the dollar stronger. Cutting taxes increases deficit spending, which increases the amount of borrowing from we do from China, which
borrowing further weakens the dollar.

When a politician, Democratic OR Republican, is ready to get real, please let me know.

God deliver us from these two parties.

Posted by: BaltimoreCotls59 | February 18, 2010 3:25 PM | Report abuse

NEWSFLASH: OBAMA FAILS PUBLIC!
OK, so now someone has noticed? Geesh...

Posted by: wcmillionairre | February 18, 2010 3:24 PM | Report abuse

got to be a Lib to appreciate:

After spending $522 million so far, the “Cash for Caulkers” program has weatherized just 9,100 homes, according to a GAO report. That would be $56,372 per caulk job.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

I used to be an Independent. I clearly voted for Barack Obama for President, a Democrat. Since I've became involved in politics I have learned a lot. I am now determined never again to vote for a Republican. Any fool can critize, condem or complain, and most of them seem to be Republicans. Only my opinion, of course.

Posted by: julieforBarack | February 18, 2010 3:23 PM | Report abuse

Mitt has really gotten to you lefties. Obama is not good enough to shine Mitt's shoes, or anyone else's for that matter and your response indicates fear.
Mitt was knocked out of the race last time because of his religion. So much for tolerance. It will not happen again. Prediction: Mitt will beat Obama in the next election.


Posted by: nychap44 | February 18, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse
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So why ain't he President already? Mitt beat Obama in the next election? Hah! He can't beat Sarah Palin in the Primary!! Stop being Silly!

Posted by: minco_007 | February 18, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

I'm sure this is the first of many long, detailed, complimentary posts about CPAC in The Fix. They'll join CC's regular uncritical coverage of Tea Party conventions, conservative protests, and past CPAC events. Meanwhile, no liberal or Democratic group gatherings are ever mentioned.

Are you still pretending that this is a non-partisan blog, CC? Or have you completely dropped the facade?

Posted by: Blarg | February 18, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

nychap44, nice little mixture of racism and ignorance. The white evangelicals supported Romney last time - or have you forgotten all those polls they took? aparently they "forgave" him for being a Mormon. That was the Republican party primary - we never got a chance to see how he'd fare in a general election, although the polls there were against him. Nice stuff about Obama shining shoes - of course that's all he can do, and not very well at that, because ... well, you know. Good going on both accounts!

Posted by: garoth | February 18, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

tqmek1 (and yetanotherpassword):

You still haven't proven ONE "lie" yet. It is not a "lie" that al Qaeda operatives Abu Hajer and Salim al-Ahmed were in Iraq BEFORE the war.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Whoa! Two neutral WAPO articles about conservatives in one day! Fallen out of love, or is it just a one night stand?

Posted by: JAH3 | February 18, 2010 3:22 PM | Report abuse

I disagree with Mr. Romney. President Obama has not failed the American people. It is the Republican senators and congressmen who have failed the American people by choosing partisan ideological politics over governance. When the bipartisan deficit reduction commission was defeated I think that showed us, more than anything else, that the Republicans currently in congress are not interested in what is best for the American people but are more interested in regaining control. I personally plan to do my best to vote out every obstructionist politician currently in office regardless of party affiliation

Posted by: mchristinemoore | February 18, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

So, one republican governor has negative things to say. This is news? What an idiotic from an idiotic right wing newspaper.

Posted by: kevin1231 | February 18, 2010 3:21 PM | Report abuse

Does this crazy mormon think that anyone cares what he says? He needs a good tea bagging from some of his fellow conservatives.

Posted by: miknugget | February 18, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

JakeD2 wrote: There were al Qaeda training in Iraq prior to our invasion (that's pretty "direct" to me). Every intelligence agency in the world thought Saddam had WMDs (our troops went in with WMD-protection equipment, because the prudent course given the evasions and out-right refusal to allow inspections was to assume that Saddam would use WMD when we invaded). Worse-case, we were wrong. There's no evidence that Bush knew the truth but lied about it. ************

Al Qaeda did not have a significant presence in Iraq before we invaded. There were serious doubts about WMD in Iraq right from the beginning. Even our staunch allies, the Brits, knew this but they also knew that the Bush administration did not care, the US was dead set on invasion regardless of the evidence. The evidence is now pretty clear that that's what happened. You can search under "Downing Street memo" to learn more about it. No one in Bush's administration really cared about the evidence. Facts didn't matter to them. Nor to JakeD2.

Bush never admitted to lying, but it's hard to interpret the actions of his administration as anything other than lying.

Posted by: DavidH3 | February 18, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

Romney, Obama did not fail, it's you and your party that failed us, it's you and your party that Lied to us and spend over 1 trillion dollars in Iraq, it's you and your party that removed the Glass Sea-gal act that let the banks invest in the derivatives that almost destroyed our economy and the 10% unemployment, so shut up, and go hide in Utah, you don't deserve to speak.

Posted by: tqmek1 | February 18, 2010 3:19 PM | Report abuse

P.S. JakeD2 doesn't strike me as the sharpest tool in the shed, based on his comments. ;)

Posted by: jromaniello
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But they love him at the "I'm a racis...oops... Patriot" militia sites.

Posted by: LABC | February 18, 2010 3:18 PM | Report abuse

It's all well and good to have a slick appearance and deliver some nice political lines from a teleprompter, but Romney's was speaking strictly to the base when he needs to be speaking to ordinary Americans.

Ordinary Americans are frustrated with both parties and the gridlock they have created in Washington, and they certainly don';t want to hear how great George W. Bush really was as president.

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: parkerfl1 | February 18, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Mitt has really gotten to you lefties. Obama is not good enough to shine Mitt's shoes, or anyone else's for that matter and your response indicates fear.
Mitt was knocked out of the race last time because of his religion. So much for tolerance. It will not happen again. Prediction: Mitt will beat Obama in the next election.


Posted by: nychap44 | February 18, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

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Mitt did not even win in the GOP primaries, and nobody has no idea who will be in that field. The fact that he Lost to McCain is pathetic, so what about him would be so special in 2 years that people would again consider him. LOL.

You and your gop neocons fail to understand in November 10 and beyond you all just cannot say NO to everything. You will need Obama more than he needs you. Obama can simply not run and Bayh or an independent candidate runs and then what another 4 years of a non-GOP presidency. People will not forget that you all 8 straight years and destroyed this country.

Lets not forget that all it takes a million or two million jobs to be created by 2012, and with your help, it will happen. Then, what Obama's poll numbers are up, and you get voted out for either saying no, no ideas, or you stay give Obama another 4 years and you say no get kicked out 2014.

Lol at Romney, will beat Obama, he couldnt beat mcCain nor Huckabee, and with Pawlenty, and others in the race, it will be long day for Mitty

Posted by: Sincear2021 | February 18, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Nychap: oh, I say, old bean, you do go on.

Maybe the guy who looks like the d**k that fired your dad appeals to someone like you - but his expiration date has long passed for most of us. Thanks for playing...

Posted by: LABC | February 18, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Yea- bring on Sarah and Nit Wit Mitt- can't wait to see the debates!!The mormon and the moron.

Posted by: bluecollarbluejeans | February 18, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

The real tragedy here is the opportunity missed by Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Frank, Schumer, Dodd, et al. They had a golden opportunity to solve real problems with an easy to understand and support incremental approach that would have been tough to refute. But Obama defaulted on his responsibility to lead and the idealogues in the congress jumped at the chance to satisfy their financial supporters proposing more opportunities for feeding at the government (read: people's) trough. And then they tried to ram it down the nation's throat. Such a shame because the problems remain and will now be harder than ever to solve.

Posted by: fcrucian | February 18, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

I believe that the "failure" most on Mitt Romney's mind is his failure to get the Republican presidential nomination.

Is jealousy of Obama causing Romney's comments about Obama's failures?

Posted by: janye1 | February 18, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

this coming from a man who created the worst and most expensive health care bill in the nation (if you ever lived in Massachusetts you will understand) making citizens pay over four times as much for health insurance where you have to wait six months to see a doctor was also a failure, along with your auto insurance bill and so on. Listening to this guy talk about failure is laughable.

Posted by: Baltimore137 | February 18, 2010 3:15 PM | Report abuse

Romneys such an elitist that it just isn't going to work. He'll have to at least pose nude! He's been in Congress as long as anybody and things have only worsened. Of course he's not to blame, Congress is. Hmmmmm..... Is he not a long serving Congressman? He hasn't done diddly! Blame others for the FAILED job he has done. As if he wasn't there. He knows he's talking to idiots so he hands them this Crock as if he's innocent. You deserve what you get!!!

Posted by: minco_007 | February 18, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Mitt, go back to making cars. It was the only thing your family was ever good at. Even Nixon, a Quaker, ran your father off when he couldn't even handle the easiest cabinet position there ever was (HUD).

Posted by: abigsam | February 18, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

A rich middle aged white guy defending the middle aged white guys who created two wars, a collapsing economy and a balloning deficit that Obama inherited. Mitt is an empty - albeit a $5000 - suit. Just the man to understand what the majority of Americans believe and care most about.

Posted by: jahysell | February 18, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

zippyspeed:

Your on too much speed all of this can't happen in one year, more like 8 years:

10 million jobs have been lost on his watch, the dollar has lost 25% of its value, and he's borrowed and wasted more money than any other President in history -

YES, GEORGE 'W' JR. BUSH DID.

We lucked-out he didn't crash one of our planes on a frat-run.

You're getting too high 'Space Cadet.'

Posted by: carterassociates | February 18, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

what is this a six percenter reunion?
the level of ignorance and animus is astounding.

I presume you all are big fans of the rosie and Janine show.

do all 20 of you regularly tune in to Krazy Keith? Better hurry, he is set to be cancelled this month for utter stupidity. I hear wretching Madcow will just stay on the air 24/7 to fill in the hate, ignorance, stupidity and envy vaccuum.

that stuff will rot your "brain", obviously.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

All the nastiness which the democrats spewed out at Bush - all the nastiness that was over-the-top when Bush was in office - now everything thinks that they have been green-lighted to be equally nasty to Obama.

It really is the democrats who did all this - the "miserable failure" stuff about Bush - and all that on the internet.


Exactly what did Bush fail at? He did pretty much everything he set out to do.

The Republicans have blocked Obama - that is a legitimate applications of CHECKS AND BALANCES WHICH SHOULD BE IN THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT.

I don't believe that Obama believes in the Constitution - I believe the slave trade provisions, and the 3/5 compromise makes the Constitution a horrible document in Obama's eyes - I believe Obama has a hostility toward the Founding Fathers because he lumps them in as "white slaveholders."

Posted by: 37thand0street | February 18, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

To quote Sting:

"Some would say I was a lost man in a lost world
You could say I lost my faith in the people on TV
You could say I'd lost my belief in our politicians
They all seemed like game show hosts to me"

Nice hair, chump! Too bad the guy on the airplane lissed...

Posted by: braultrl | February 18, 2010 3:12 PM | Report abuse

And, I never said that there were "AQ Training Facilities in Iraq". There were, however, numerous Iraq-al Qaeda contacts which began in 1990 and continued through mid-March 2003, days before the Iraq War began. Iraqi intelligence personnel would also meet with al Qaeda operatives in Pakistan and Phillipines.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Romney finds the blatant stonewalling of the GOP over the past year "beneficial"? Riiiiight. I don't buy that for a moment. If the GOP wants to help, the would stop being so obtuse and actually have a dialogue with the president, not trying to block everything that is brought to the table just because Obama is suggesting it. He is listening, at least trying to.

Romney, you disappoint!

P.S. JakeD2 doesn't strike me as the sharpest tool in the shed, based on his comments. ;)

Posted by: jromaniello | February 18, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Guess whether I am holding an iPhone in my hand right now (careful, because I will claim you "lied" if you guess wrong

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given your endless hyperventilating about Sarah Palin I think we all know what you're holding in your hand.

Posted by: Noacoler | February 18, 2010 3:10 PM | Report abuse

Mitt has really gotten to you lefties. Obama is not good enough to shine Mitt's shoes, or anyone else's for that matter and your response indicates fear.
Mitt was knocked out of the race last time because of his religion. So much for tolerance. It will not happen again. Prediction: Mitt will beat Obama in the next election.

Posted by: nychap44 | February 18, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

JakeD2, you can Hold anything in your hand , I don't care, but I'm not going to sit and watch punch of liars, repeating lies and trying to rewrite the history and shut up.

Posted by: tqmek1 | February 18, 2010 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Romney defends former POTUS, George W. Bush!? Well, he won't get my vote. GWB isn't the only official responsible for the economic meltdown, but it happened primarily on his watch, and included waging an unbudgeted war. I suppose old Mitt thinks Halliburton Cheney is a really swell guy.

Posted by: EddieV | February 18, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

Romney and the GOP count on a staggering amount of amnesia and or just plain stupidity to spin their story.
Posted by: waters1
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Look no further than the usual reguritated talking points to bear that out. Does not surprise me at all.

Posted by: beeker25 | February 18, 2010 3:07 PM | Report abuse

so now that poor Barry is simply a laughingstock and no one even watches his speeches anymore, the most amusing aspect is to watch babblin Joe biden try to maintain his 'serious' look in the background. He alternates between dazed and confused and the Clinton type furrowed chin.

hilarious!

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

yetanotherpassword:

Of course it's his fault, I'm just arguing it wasn't a "lie".

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

There were al Qaeda training in Iraq prior to our invasion (that's pretty "direct" to me).
Posted by: JakeD2
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Oh, almost forgot this utter rubbish. The canard that there were "AQ Training Facilities in Iraq" has also been disproven many times over. AQ only came to Iraq AFTER we invaded it and made it the ultimate terrorist-training-camp.

Posted by: yetanotherpassword | February 18, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

I dread another two year campaign (possibly three if this is Mitt's start), but that's what we'll have to deal with. Maybe the Supreme Court should get involved with this like they did financial contributions and limit the time for campaigns. Bush had eight years of failure and this guy is talking about Obama failing after one year. Incredible.

Posted by: bkhoward1 | February 18, 2010 3:05 PM | Report abuse

There were al Qaeda training in Iraq prior to our invasion (that's pretty "direct" to me). Every intelligence agency in the world thought Saddam had WMDs (our troops went in with WMD-protection equipment, because the prudent course given the evasions and out-right refusal to allow inspections was to assume that Saddam would use WMD when we invaded). Worse-case, we were wrong. There's no evidence that Bush knew the truth but lied about it.

Posted by: JakeD2
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Oh, so its ok that we made a $1 Trillion dollar mistake that has costs thousands of lives because "lots of other countries thought so too".

As the leaders of the free world, and the country committing the most resources, it was Bush's job to do more critical thinking and actually read the dissenting side of the argument. Bush proved over and over to be an incurious dolt, so it is HIS fault, whether or not it was an intentional lie or simply due to his own ignorance and hubris.

Posted by: yetanotherpassword | February 18, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Lots of good comments on shy neither Romney and/or Palin not fit to govern...Romney changes his colors like a chameleon and Palin lies to try to make her facts fit the truth!

Posted by: bankerspacific | February 18, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Wow, a direect link from 'Lefty Lunatics R Us'.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Another posturing clown. The Republican party has no leaders, only a series of empty suits running around currying favor with the lunatics on the extreme right.

It is a very sad day when the jihadists on the Right value ideology over America's best interests. The fact is they want Obama and America to fail. The do not want jobs for Americans, they do not want victory against terrorism under Obama's watch.

Posted by: Richard18 | February 18, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

"Instead, he applied his time and political capital to his ill-conceived heath care takeover"

You mean a less intrusive healthcare system than Governor Romney supported and signed into law in Massachusetts in 2006?

I love the smell of hypocrisy in the morning.

Posted by: presto668 | February 18, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

Romney and the GOP count on a staggering amount of amnesia and or just plain stupidity to spin their story. Obama and Democratic leaders were not catering to sensible progressives, who continue to advocate health care reform that mimics the SUCCESSFUL health care models of other countries. Those would be countries that don't have 45,000 people dying every year because they lack access to health care. Countries where 62% of personal bankruptcies are not due to medical bills. Countries that DON'T have health care statistics that look like some third world countries. Countries that don't pay TWICE as much for health care while having superior health outcomes. Countries that don't have private health insurers that routinely deny coverage while offering incentives to do so, all the while paying obscene salaries to CEO'S, who literally profit from people's deaths. This is the model that the GOP wants to keep in place, as if 45 million Americans without health insurance are the " price " we pay for their perverted idea of " freedom "; just be a good little capitalist and take it up the #$%^@. Sadly the Democrats were catering to CONSERVATIVE Democrats, who either agree that things are OK or are bought and paid for by the health care industry.

Posted by: waters1 | February 18, 2010 3:01 PM | Report abuse

tqmek1:

Guess whether I am holding an iPhone in my hand right now (careful, because I will claim you "lied" if you guess wrong ; )

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

The only failures in recent history have been Republicans - eignt years of treason, war crimes, torture advocating, Constitution-ignoring thugs like Cheney, supported en masse by the led-by-their-noses Republicans.

Repubs destroyed this economy; injured, perhaps destroyed, the Constitution; started an illegal war for zero reasons.

Obama is a hero, especially compared to the Republican crap that passes for a party these days.

Romney is useless. ANOTHER corporate butt licking liar, he can be as smooth as he wants. We all know his toothless agenda of loiwer biz and rich people taxes while the middle class shrinks further.

Republicans have "let down" America. Obama is doing his best to fix their massive screwups.

Why Bush and Cheney haven't been tried and executed is a continuing mystery to me.

So much for the "law and order" flag wearing morons. Don't mention it again, you cowards.

Posted by: 2229 | February 18, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

The people of America are looking to conservatives for leadership, and we must not fail them," Romney said?

Where has this guy been, on planet 'Pluto?' They already failed, his name was 'W.' No wonder you didn't succeed Mitt, You chose priorities out of step with the American public.

President Obama's energy is focused on fixing the economy and creating jobs and succeeding in our fight against the black hole deficit created by 'W' and 'Team Bush.'

You say "I am convinced that history will judge President Bush? No. We are waiting for DOJ and a Federal Judge to deliver Justice to him and Dick 'Collateral Damage' Cheney.

Pushing back on the idea that Republicans are the "party of No", and are more willing to obstruct than do work for the American people is the mantra of the Ohio minority leader and 'Team Hypocrit.'

You utter, "You see, we conservatives don't have a corner on saying 'no." No, you guys have a patent on it.

'W' and The Republicans vision and plan from the on-set (2001-2008)was:

Strengthening Economy = Historic Federal Deficits (black hole), NAFTA,Globalization

Strengthening Security = 9/11; Homeland insecurity (airport checks take off your clothes)

Strengthening the family= Wiped out middle-class; TARP, Mort.Foreclosure & Line of credit-Meltdown, Unexpected Credit Card fees/ Acct. limits., No Bank Loans

The nerve to say to me after screwing me for almost a decade:

"We will insist on greatness from every one of our citizens and rather than apologizing........'

He sounds like Mr. Toyoda of Toyota, arrogant and insensitive S.O.B.

Stop this autocrat at the gate before he poisons the water we're still sterilizing.

Why do I keep thinking these people aren't really Americans, they are Commies?

God you've got to ask George: Is this really your Son? 'BAD SEED.'

Posted by: carterassociates | February 18, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Mitt's flip flops and bashing the very state he was governor of just to give people (those who have IQ under 100) what they want to hear instead of what they don't want to hear.

Posted by: beeker25 | February 18, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

greatgran1, I kept waiting for the punch line. Did you leave something out? His the "submit" button too soon? As you were 'dissing' Obama, I thought it was tongue-in-cheek - surely you were referring to Bus/Cheney and their Republican cohorts who brought about the collapse of our economy, and never met a lobbyest with some dough they wouldn't sell their souls to! It was their greed that killed any regulation of the markets and gt us into this mess. And how dare they use numbers that are agreed upon by most independent studies - of course they should only use ones that Sarah Palin make up because, God knows, they'd never tell a lie! And, of course, health care has nothing to do with the economy - the one-sixth of it that you mention. Yes, sir, if we got that under control, it would do nothing for business in this country, although the main reason we have trouble competing against other countries is that we have to put out so much for health care for our employees. Yep, I'm with yu all the way on that! Bring back Dubbya - we need more torture, more money to the rich, and less for the rest of us! We'd just blow it on food anyway! We need more nations that are sick and tired of us. Hell, let's just nuke 'em! Maybe this time, just for a change, let's change the ticket around and put Cheney in charge! Now, that'd be a hoot!

Posted by: garoth | February 18, 2010 2:58 PM | Report abuse

For the record, I do not want anyone murdered.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

So Mittens is this week's panderer to the right-wing fringe.

What's Mittens trying to do? Out-Palin Sarah Palin?

Newsflash:

This country doesn't need to be run by a member of a cult that espouses polygamy and child-brides anymore than it needs to be run by a ditzy hottie who calls herself a "pit bull".

They're a joke. As is Rubio, who must have taken his crying lessons from Glenn Beck.

Posted by: ceefer66 | February 18, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Look JakeD2, There was no WMD, so it was a lie, there was no ALQAEDA in Iraq, there was Saddam sitting on Oil field between Bush's buddies in the Oil companies and the oil and we the tax payer paid over 1 trillion dollars for that, if that is not failure, I really don't know what failure is.

Posted by: tqmek1 | February 18, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Romney had better be hitting the gym too, he'll need to look good in a tight red dress if he expects be noticed by the teabagger crowd now commandeering the Republican Party.

Posted by: jeremyisett | February 18, 2010 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Is there anything in this comments section other than childish insults, better fit for the playground than the social commons? How about stopping and thinking before typing
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There is more thought put into most of these comments than in the average speech to CPAC.

Posted by: oldabandonedbeachhouse | February 18, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

We have 3 more years in the White House, and it's no surprise to me that somebody in the opposite party who also ran for President, and who still wants to be President, is declaring the person who beat him as being a "failure".

Romney certainly is a "failure" because he couldn't even get the nomination of his own party.


TO: newbeeboy who wrote:
“I've gone daft.. even Romney is starting to make sense to me.”
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That’s what’ll happen if you listen to the psychos too long.

Republicans are experts at lying AND fearmongering.

Don’t look to Republicans for any “good” news, because what’s good news for the country, is bad news for the Republicans.

Just listen for any “solutions” coming from the GOP and you’ll hear none.

The GOP has nothing to offer this country, in fact, they can’t even promise that they’ll “do no harm” because they think that in order for the GOP to be “popular” they have to attack Iran.

I’d rather have health care reform than another war so that the GOP can regain their “popularity.”


Posted by: lindalovejones | February 18, 2010 2:55 PM | Report abuse

yetanotherpassword:

There were al Qaeda training in Iraq prior to our invasion (that's pretty "direct" to me). Every intelligence agency in the world thought Saddam had WMDs (our troops went in with WMD-protection equipment, because the prudent course given the evasions and out-right refusal to allow inspections was to assume that Saddam would use WMD when we invaded). Worse-case, we were wrong. There's no evidence that Bush knew the truth but lied about it.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

How long does it take a president administration from taking office Jan 20, 2009 to present to turn around an ecomony the size of the U.S. when the wheels came off during the previous administration? Then look at how long it take the average American to pay off a credit card debt(they create), a mortgage(they qualified for) and a car(they wanted).

Posted by: dudna | February 18, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

President Obama,is doing whatever it takes,to see Americans are employed,remove debt,and bring in surplus.Lets all work as Americans to acheive this,so that our future generations is lot more comfortable in life,and this will happen,only if we put our act together now.

Posted by: s007bala | February 18, 2010 2:54 PM | Report abuse

Wow, Mitt Romney, now that is the Republican version of "hope and change" that I can rally behind. What a break from GOP tradition that would be! Aside from being truly inspiring to the masses, do you think that he'll support some form of Mass public option for the rest of us? He sounds like a uniter to me. Considering his background, where do you think he would throw his lot on the issue of consumer protections, or Wall Street regulations? How would the populists identify with him?

Although he is light years ahead of Sarah Palin in brains, accomplishment, and capability, somehow I don't think that he resonates as well with the conservative core of the GOP. Oh, how will he be embraced by the evangelicals, considering that they didn't take too well to a black Christian with an Islamic sounding name? Will they be kinder to a white Morman who more closely resembles their image of how an American President should look? How does Jesus view this dilema?

Hint... As a Christian myself, I have divined that He is rather upset with the duplicity on the part of the GOP. But a Mormon money-changer in the White House?

Posted by: rbrent516 | February 18, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

I'm impressed that the Fix got a copy of the speech ahead of time! Does that mean we will be hearing a lot more about him here in your column? That's how it works, isn't it?

Posted by: margaretmeyers | February 18, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: yetanotherpassword

Add Condi Rice to the mix: We have the moral authority to invade Iraq.
GWB: "Saddam tried to kill my Daddy." Although it may have happened but you don't use the nation's resources to settle your personal spat..

Posted by: beeker25 | February 18, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

@yetanother: you must be new here (welcome) otherwise you would know that JakeD lies in every post, in addition to being a thoroughly despicable subhuman troll with a long list of people he wants murdered, including the President, Democrats, liberals, gay men... the list goes on.

Posted by: Noacoler | February 18, 2010 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Let's see, Obama rolls up AQ and Taliban leaders, while Bush spent a trillion dollars on the Iraq debacle. Yes, I'm sure that "fail" theme is going to get loads of traction this week.

Posted by: oldabandonedbeachhouse | February 18, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Wow Mitt Romney plan "his own governing vision based on three thematic pillars: strengthening the economy, strengthening security and strengthening the family"
strengthening the economy, by giving tax cut to the rich so they can invest on derivative and export jobs to China and Russia, Strengthening security, yeah start WAR with Iran and spend an other trillion dollar, and Strengthening the family, GOP are for all except help the family.

Posted by: tqmek1 | February 18, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

JakeD2 - I'll bet that in addition to claiming the the gummint hasn't created any new jobs, you believe that we need less gummint. How do you reconcile that Mr. Genius? Or do you not even see the absurdity of your position?

QED (bet you don't even know what that means, you nincompoop)

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | February 18, 2010 2:52 PM | Report abuse

Obama also stopped the iminent Martian invasion.

thank god for that.

He also captured Bigfoot and employed him as a forest Ranger.

He also stopped the oceans from swallowing us whole.

the moon did not get sucked into the sun.


there is an endless list of all the things he caused not to happen.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Go away already, Mittens. We saw enough of when you ran for president, flip-flopping so much that you looked like a penguin. Only morons would expect the Obama administration to clean up in one year the crap built up over eight years in the Augean stables that the Bush boy left behind.

Posted by: Gatsby10 | February 18, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Is there anything in this comments section other than childish insults, better fit for the playground than the social commons? How about stopping and thinking before typing.

Posted by: Michael36 | February 18, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

We have 3 more years in the White House, and it's no surprise to me that somebody in the opposite party who also ran for President, and who still wants to be President, is declaring the person who beat him as being a "failure".

Romney certainly is a "failure" because he couldn't even get the nomination of his own party.


TO: newbeeboy who wrote:
“I've gone daft.. even Romney is starting to make sense to me.”
______________

That’s what’ll happen if you listen to the psychos too long.

Republicans are experts at lying AND fearmongering.

Don’t look to Republicans for any “good” news, because what’s good news for the country, is bad news for the Republicans.

Just listen for any “solutions” coming from the GOP and you’ll hear none.

The GOP has nothing to offer this country, in fact, they can’t even promise that they’ll “do no harm” because they think that in order for the GOP to be “popular” they have to attack Iran.

I’d rather have health care reform than another war so that the GOP can regain their “popularity.”


Posted by: lindalovejones | February 18, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

Um..so what?

We know that every press event by a Republican makes you giggle and drool like a side-show freak, Cillizza. But why do you think anyone else cares?

Posted by: bigbrother1 | February 18, 2010 2:51 PM | Report abuse

home_grown:

I voted for the OTHER African-American running for President, so don't blame me.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Neither Mitt Romney nor Sarah Palin need a Telepromter to talk to 6th graders, as Obama had to do so as to not get tripped up by their questions, and all these 6th graders
Posted by: armpeg
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Why don't you check factcheck.org on that issue because according to them it never happened. He used the teleprompter when making speeches and let's not forget about the photoshopped and backward looking pictures to boot.

Posted by: beeker25 | February 18, 2010 2:50 PM | Report abuse

Romney loves it in the butt.

Posted by: larsenist | February 18, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

tqmek1 (last time I will ask):

Which "lie" that started a war are you referring to?

Posted by: JakeD2
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Let me help, here are a few doozies that the bushies trotted out:
* "There is a direct link between Al-Quaeda and Iraq". - dick cheney
FALSE. Disproven many times and even disavowed by Bush himself.

* "Iraq has weapons of mass destruction they are going to use on Israel or the US any day now" - dick cheney
FALSE - this was proven false even before the march to war, but the bushies ignored it.

The list goes on and on. A simple google or lexus search would reveal manymanymany more. Just google anything Judith Miller (head cheerleader for the neocons) wrote in the buildup to Iraq for a full list of the lies they spread to justify a completely worthless war.

Posted by: yetanotherpassword | February 18, 2010 2:49 PM | Report abuse

Romney is a fraud and he knows that Republicans will find a way to obstruct any jobs bill that Obama proposes. The opposition party ALWAYS WINS when unemployment is up.

Republicans may be morons when it comes to actually governing, but they sure do know how to win elections.

Posted by: trace1 | February 18, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

tqmek1:

Do you think that FactCheck.org is "lying" too?

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 2:47 PM | Report abuse

armpeg,

Your comments indicate that you are probably still in the 6th grade, or maybe 7th. Speaking of being dumb as a post...

Posted by: dritchie57 | February 18, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

I'm not the smartest guy in the room (hence I choose to vote for that person), but haven't the Bush tax cuts cost America about $1.2 trillion in revenue? And didn't the war in Iraq cost close to $1 trillion? Now, everyone is mad at the President because he hasn't solved all the troubles he inherited from eight years of Bush incompetence in a 13 month period. If some legislatures would show some backbone instead of worrying about getting re-elected, then maybe progress would be more substanial.

Posted by: tnman45_2000 | February 18, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

It takes the whole team to be successful. Not just Democrats. Not just Republicans. Obama presented a plan, republicans did not. Obama set goals, Republicans just sat on their --- and complained. If you want to get something done, get together and do it (pass some laws) and stop all this bickering just because a black man is in charge.

Posted by: home_grown | February 18, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

I guess you have to be really smart to see how effective barry is.

all the dummies see a mountain of failure and conclude that the fool has not a clue.

Liberals, in their sanctimonious wisdom, see failure and declare it a success.

kind of like cold is warm. spending is saving. weakness leads to victory. 8 percent is less than 10. jobs are saved as unemployment is rising. bad education is good education. fat cats are bad, bonuses are good. public money is private money, gitmo is closed, no its open. reading them their rights is essential, killing them from the air is fine. elections lost are won. the olympics are coming to chicago, the earth is melting. ETC.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 2:46 PM | Report abuse

We dont need a crazy Mormon running this country. Go back to Utah and marry your 10 wives.

Posted by: porcelainproductions | February 18, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Mittens Romney as presidential candidate: FAIL

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 18, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

We dont need a crazy Mormon running this country. Go back to Utah and marry your 10 wives.

Posted by: porcelainproductions | February 18, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

JakeD2, Bush Lied about Iraq's WMD everybody know it, Bush spend over 1 trillion dollars, and Mitt Romny and the CPAC/GOP supported every move, now you really need to stop using that line that the British government knew about WMD, because that was Report of Iraqi student for his PHD thesis in CA, so I''ll tell you again you and Mitt and the whole CPAC stop lying.

Posted by: tqmek1 | February 18, 2010 2:44 PM | Report abuse

yetanotherpassword:

There's no such thing as a "guarantee" in American politics.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 2:43 PM | Report abuse

tqmek1 (last time I will ask):

Which "lie" that started a war are you referring to?

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

"Obama's agenda has been:

1. to prevent another Great Depression, which he has accomplished.

2. to create jobs; he has created 2 million jobs.

3. to implement health care reform so that Americans have health care even with pre-existing conditions and even if they lose their job, and so that we can all afford to pay for health care.

This agenda is out of step with what Americans want? Romney is out of his mind and is not in touch with reality."

Pretty funny comment given that Obama hasn't actually done any of those things. He hasn't avoided a Great Depression -- 10 million jobs have been lost on his watch, the dollar has lost 25% of its value, and he's borrowed and wasted more money than any other President in history -- in 1 year! And he didn't create 2 million jobs -- even he only claims he "saved" them, at about $400,000 a job (the 2 million figure is also completely made up, of course).

And nothing is stopping him from passing healthcare -- the Democrats have all the majorities necessary. It's just that the few remaining sane ones know they are going to get obliterated by the voters for creating a third hyper-expensive healthcare program to "fix" problems in the first 2 that Democrats created. They want a "bi-partisan" bill not out of the goodness of their coal black hearts, but so that they can spread the blame to Republicans when their program inevitably craters and blows its budget. Honest to god, watching Obama deal with the nation's finances is like watching a guy try to put out a fire in his house by burning down his barn. He's like the American Nero.

Posted by: zippyspeed | February 18, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Palin-Romney 2012!

Posted by: JakeD2
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That would be AWESOME! It would guarantee that Obama would get 4 more years to clean up the stinking pile of crap left to him.

The minority party is in the minority because the majority of the country rejected their candidates and their platform last year. The majority of Americans still support Obama and are actually hoping he is successful in pulling us out of this mess.

The right is stuck rooting against the success of the country because they believe only in short-term political gains that they think they are getting by just saying "No" to everything. Its a shortsighted tactic that will ultimately backfire when the economy is once again on track and the Republicans will have a very public record of opposing the very policies that helped rebuild things.

Keep dreaming, teabaggers, you are a fringe party of angry disaffected dullards. Any party that openly celebrates ignorance and mocks critical thinking and intelligence is doomed to failure and ridicule. Sarah is the perfect leader for that movement. What a joke.

Posted by: yetanotherpassword | February 18, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

you americans do not know what your core values are.

Posted by: simonsays1
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What are the core values? There's so many to define it. So, Your point?

Posted by: beeker25 | February 18, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

Be careful what you ask for teabag ayholes.

You'll be the first to scream bloody murder when the economy tanks for good, your social security and medicare fly out the window, and we go to war with Cost Rica because we're sure we can beat them. You are a bunch of intellectually lazy, selfish, and crass MORONS.

Posted by: adrienne_najjar | February 18, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Romney is just playing up to the audience, making sure he maintains their support. Whatever comments he makes at a venue like that are irrelevant because saying anything positive about the Obama Administration would put his political future in jeopardy. And if he thinks that America is looking for the kind of conservative leadership that has been displayed over the past several years, I think he's seriously out of touch. I believe and hope that America is looking for and will demand more from both conservatives and liberals than the type of unproductive, cynical partisan politics that has become the norm of our flawed political system.

Posted by: dritchie57 | February 18, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

and the Idiot defend the NO party, it's believable, Obama's health care is copy of Mitt Romney 's health care, yet he bashes it

Posted by: tqmek1 | February 18, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

WOW.. the GOP keeps throing crap against the wall hoping something sticks.

BUT it does STICK
and
it hardens
and
Won't wash away.

Getting pretty smelly out there GOP.

Fei Hu

Posted by: Fei_Hu | February 18, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

swatkins1:

Too bad Barack and Michelle don't fly on a regular plane.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 2:38 PM | Report abuse

Neither Mitt Romney nor Sarah Palin need a Telepromter to talk to 6th graders, as Obama had to do so as to not get tripped up by their questions, and all these 6th graders, I'm sure, knew that the USA has 50 states, and not 57, as Obama said that he had visited.
Face it Democrap Socialists, Obama is as dumb as a post and he can't hold Romney's jockstrap or Palin's dress. Obama probably got his college degree only because of the Afirmative Action program and not because of his IQ, which is probably about the same as his shoe size.

Posted by: armpeg | February 18, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps you missed the news that 44% of Americans (probably more by now) would rather have GWB back as President?

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no surprise; 50% of Americans have an IQ under 100. Same bunch. Your point?

Posted by: Noacoler | February 18, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

tqmek1:

Which "lie" is that? Who, exactly, is rewriting history? "The British Government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa."

http://www.factcheck.org/bushs_16_words_on_iraq_uranium.html

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

No Romney, we are not going to let you get away with lies and the B. S. you and your stupid GOP operatives, you are an idiot you Hero George W Bush is an Idiot.

Posted by: tqmek1 | February 18, 2010 2:35 PM | Report abuse

REPUBLICAN LIES COST 4000 AMERICAN LIVES AND TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS, SO FAR

Mitt -- its time to change your underwear.
Better start stocking up on "depends"

You going to need them.

Posted by: TheTruthWillNotBeSilenced | February 18, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

With unemployment at close to 10% Obama still beats Romney in polls. Romney just isn't a likeable person and he is a FAILED candidate in 2008 against John McCain.

Posted by: maritza1 | February 18, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

"Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney derided President Barack Obama for having "failed" to deliver on the promises of his Administration and sought to paint Republican obstruction as a beneficial thing for the country in a speech delivered today at a gathering of conservatives in Washington."


Now I wish the guy in the airplane seat in front of Romney's wife would have connected with a punch right in the kisser.

Posted by: swatkins1 | February 18, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

With unemployment at close to 10% Obama still beats Romney in polls. Romney just isn't a likeable person and he is a FAILED candidate in 2008 against John McCain.

Posted by: maritza1 | February 18, 2010 2:34 PM | Report abuse

$900 Billion dollar healthcare reform will reduce the deficit and create millions of jobs.
obama is the new Richard Pryor!
hilarious stuff!
This guy is all about taking our middle class american tax dollars and lining the
pockets of wall st and the insurance companies.
Oh the drama,
of obama...
you americans do not know what your core values are, but barry sorento/obama, he
will tell you.

Posted by: simonsays1 | February 18, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

I think the dangerous ticket would be Romney/Rubio, with Mitt hopefully bringing the healthcare to America he brought to Massachuetts.
But just wait till Sarah and the tea party make all Republican candidates lurch right in order to win the nomination. Cue the tin-foil hats.

Posted by: minorthread | February 18, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

No Romney, it's Bush/Cheney and all your GOP buddies who failed the American people, it's you people who started WAR Based on lie, I'm just tired of all those thieves trying to rewrite the history and the Media is letting them getaway with it.

Posted by: tqmek1 | February 18, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

DEMOCRAT Evan Bayh would also argue that he is/was not influenced by the cash his wife earns at Eli Lily.

Posted by: priceisright | February 18, 2010 2:31 PM | Report abuse

Senior members of the Democratic party warned the President about this from the early days of his campaign.

We should have run and elected Hillary with Obama in the #2 slot.

He would have had 8 years of VP and 8 years of POTUS.

Obama's got IQ and EQ that pegs the meter.

What he doesn't understand is the meaning of the word "enemy"

For a lawyer, he sure missed out on the concept of an adversarial process.

The Republicans aren't our friends, they're the "loyal opposition"

They never forgot their role in the process or took their eyes off the prize.

Democrats keep forgetting the parable of the indian and the snake.

Republicans have hard hearts but Demcrats have soft heads.

America can't afford that.

The President needs some serious coaching from Bill and Hillary.

They know how to knife-fight.

He's a sweet guy and doesn't have a clue about how washington really works.

They do.

He's should draw on every bit of knowledge and experience they have.

Like the American people over all, they want the President and the Democratic Party to win and keep on winning.

Posted by: TheTruthWillNotBeSilenced | February 18, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

AND, if the Repukes can continue to block every single thing anyone proposes, we can see even more lack of progress. First the Repukes screw things up through their actions, then they keep anyone else from fixing things, and scream, "Look how bad it is, now!!!". Of course, I am not surprised that morons who think Medicare is not a government program fall in line with this kind of horse excrement.

Posted by: daweeni | February 18, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

It's fun watching the Demoncrap America-haters react to Romney and Sarah. They blow a gasket when their Messiah is threatened!! Haw!

Posted by: tjhall1 | February 18, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

Wait until the steel cage match between Palin and Mitty.

My money is on the pit bull.

Posted by: drindl | February 18, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

foofoofoo:

DEMOCRAT Evan Bayh says the feds have not created a single job in the past six months (I would argue AT ALL).

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 2:27 PM | Report abuse

Defending the policies of former President George W. Bush -- "I am convinced that history will judge President Bush far more kindly,"

This candidate is not smart enough to be president.

Posted by: sr31 | February 18, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

It's the do nothing,just say NO GOP that has failed America. Like chilren in a sandbox.

Posted by: jckdoors | February 18, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

tennesseemoonshiner:

Ronald Reagan "failed" in his 1976 bid for the Republican nomination too. Maybe you should go back to drinking and leave the important stuff to those of us who are sober?

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

Looks like good 'ol Mitt is making his move. I would say Ms. Palin is garnering a bit too much attention for his comfort.

Posted by: tifoso1 | February 18, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

So Romney is alleging that Obama has failed to deliver on his promises, then goes on to cite Republican opposition to health care reform, cap and trade, and Employee Free Choice Act?

Those were his promises! If he's failed to deliver, it's because of the Republican opposition.

Posted by: JohninMpls | February 18, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

So Romney is alleging that Obama has failed to deliver on his promises, then goes on to cite Republican opposition to health care reform, cap and trade, and Employee Free Choice Act?

Those were his promises! If he's failed to deliver, it's because of the Republican opposition.

Posted by: JohninMpls | February 18, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Obama's agenda has been:

1. to prevent another Great Depression, which he has accomplished.

2. to create jobs; he has created 2 million jobs.

3. to implement health care reform so that Americans have health care even with pre-existing conditions and even if they lose their job, and so that we can all afford to pay for health care.

This agenda is out of step with what Americans want? Romney is out of his mind and is not in touch with reality.

If it weren't for Republicans saying a loudly braying "NO" to every proposal the Democrats make, this would be done by now. The Republicans insist on everyone playing the game their way or they won't play at all. They refuse to compromise and work at all with Democrats. They act like a gang of rich spoiled children and should be banned from participating in government since they refuse to participate anyway. Get out of the way of progress!

Posted by: foofoofoo | February 18, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Did he say "tax cuts" ? ? ?

Romney is dangerous.

Palin would get crushed by Obama (although I think the debates would be hilarious and entertaining), but Romney can take the fight to the political center where elections are won.

The massive tax cuts of 1981 and 2001 did wonders in balancing the budget and reducing the deficit, didn't they?

Bush took a surplus and gave it to the richest Americans. He put us in a deep hole, that Obama had to make deeper to save our financial structure.

If Romney were to get elected -- and if he followed through on what he promises -- we (the 98% at the bottom) would be screwed (economically) for another generation.

Posted by: SamanthaAdams | February 18, 2010 2:22 PM | Report abuse

koolkat_1960:

I haven't been banned multiple times. YOU however promised to stay away.

muslit:

Perhaps you missed the news that 44% of Americans (probably more by now) would rather have GWB back as President?

http://althouse.blogspot.com/2009/12/44-of-americans-would-prefer-to-have.html

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

How is it that a failed presidential candidate who didn't even win his party's nomination gains no less of a venue than the Washington Post to declare that the candidate that did win the Presidential election has failed the country? Why is anything that Mitt Romney says considered to be newsworthy? Can't you report on something substantial rather than play stenographer for failed right wing politicians?

Posted by: tennesseemoonshiner | February 18, 2010 2:21 PM | Report abuse

Mittens -- how much work you had done on that face -- looking much tighter than last year!

So I see a rightwing lunatic has crashed a plane into an IRS office -- what a surprise! Expect more of this in the months to come while the baggers and gopers whip the rubes in an ecstacy of violence!

The owner of the plane:
1:47 p.m.: A message on a Web site registered to Joseph Andrew Stack appears to be a suicide note: "If you're reading this, you're no doubt asking yourself, 'Why did this have to happen?'" the message says. "The simple truth is that it is complicated and has been coming for a long time." In the long message, the writer rails against the government and, particularly, the Internal Revenue Service. "

Posted by: drindl | February 18, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

One of the (many) problems with the Democrats is that they have no one that will rise up and defend their leader. Obama is not near as bad as the Republican paint him, nor near as good as he could be. But where are the Democratic voices defending their leader? Where is Pelosi or Reid when Republicans are taking potshots? Don't they understand that the entire Democratic Party's future is based on the perception of how well Obama is doing - and that he is losing the perception war?

When Republican's can denigrate, insult, criticize, etc at will, with no push back from any Democrat, well, no wonder Obama is falling in the polls.

Posted by: warren5 | February 18, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Romney is right on. Obama and Biden have some nerve giving this phony imaginary number in support of this pathetic cruel Stimulus I which had no intention to create jobs but served as payoff to special interests. All this waste and at the worst time with so many hurting, how can these people look in the mirror? This is chilling to know people are so greedy and evil to do this.
Focus should have been on the economy and not this horrific terrible so called health care bill which was a government takeover of one sixth of our economy and had nothing to do with cost or tort reform. What is wrong with this administration? Either they are just as ignorant as they appear or they are evil as as you can get
Our family is finished with these clowns and cannot wait until these arrogant deaf know nothings are voted out.

Posted by: greatgran1 | February 18, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Oh, Willard! You criticize the administration for healthcare reform when you signed the Massachusetts health reform law that required all residents to buy coverage and provided free insurance and subsidies for the lower class...

Posted by: ozpunk | February 18, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

"Health care reform IS an economic issue.
I think Mitt knows this but sadly can't see the big picture.
Posted by: JRM2"

Romney knows. And unfortunately, the Democrats were so deep in the pockets of the insurance companies they came up with a healthcare plan that did not attempt to restrain costs or open competition up - but threatened a 40% increase in premiums to employers and self-employed.
But for Romney and the Republicans - they are now past the point where they can just say the failed 2010 Pelosi/Obama Plan was bad - they have to come up with something THEY will stand behind. Because healthcare insurance and healthcare costs are now in such crisis they cannot be ignored.

====================
"Palin-Romney 2012!
Posted by: JakeD2"

The trainwreck of McCain-Palin does not make her the frontrunner except with the "mad as hell" but clueless on what must be fixed teabaggers.
I question Palin's fitness to be a heartbeat away from the Presidency, let alone be the actual Presidential nominee. I mean, George Wallace, back before I was out of grade school thrilled the same red meat base in the same demographic sectors of the USA as Palin does.

Posted by: ChrisFord1 | February 18, 2010 2:18 PM | Report abuse

For goodness sakes, it's going to take longer than 12 months to fix the mess that the Republicans created in the previous 8 years.

Posted by: seaduck2001 | February 18, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

Looks like another right-wing nutcake has delusions of running for president.

Posted by: vztownes | February 18, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

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Romney is a bigger joke than Palin. They are both RETARDS.

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Posted by: A-Voter | February 18, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Palin-Romney - the two greatest opportunists in politics today. I'd love to see it, because they would get trounced. The polls show that people are beginning to understand that Sarah Palin is in this for herself and no one else - not even her family. Obama's heart is in the right place. He loves our country and wants to do the right thing, which is not always the popular thing. Too bad there are so many Republicans that would prefer to pad their own pockets while they watch the country go down in flames.

Posted by: pdwatson | February 18, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Plastic didn't get his ration of special attention this morning so he gets it in the press.

Wow he sure is aging fast, just like Bimbo Barbie.

Posted by: Noacoler | February 18, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

Mitt -- face like a baseball glove and just as odiferous.

Hey, Jake -- Go ahead and practice mental jacking off with Palin and Romney. Caribou Barbie and a polygamy apologist. Great. Bring em'out. Obama will swat them like a fly.

"Now, where were we?"

Posted by: bs2004 | February 18, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

Is this guy serious? It's like republicans live in their own little world. We are waging the war on radical islam the way it was supposed to be from the start. Could a John McCain or any other republican got the cooperation we are receiving from Pakistan? No way, they would be looking to spend more tax dollars to open another war front where we would be basically left alone, again.

Posted by: whatdyousay | February 18, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

JakeD: Since it looks like you've been banned multiple times, you should be the one staying away. No one wants your sticky-fingers gibberish.

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 18, 2010 2:11 PM | Report abuse

Interesting that one of the accomplishments that Romney liked to brag about was the Massachusetts health care system of covering everyone which he now derails as 'getting off focus.' Romney is the quintessential political opportunist who changes his position on issues based on which way the political wind is blowing. Hate to tell you this, Mr. Romney, but that's not leadership, its 'followship.' Great to get you a job but does little to solve the pressing issues facing the nation.

Posted by: dlpetersdc | February 18, 2010 2:09 PM | Report abuse

Romney 2012!!

Posted by: tjhall1 | February 18, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

I hope Romney continues to sing the praises of Bush. This is only good news for Democrats.

Posted by: muslit | February 18, 2010 2:05 PM | Report abuse

It's so obvious even liberals in Massachusetts have figured it out.

Posted by: drivl | February 18, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Romney's remarks may gain resonance even among Obama's disillusioned base -- all the more reason for Obama to restore the rule of law and human and civil rights in an America despoiled by eight years of Bush-Cheney tyranny.

Why is POTUS continuing Bush programs that are persecuting Americans?

HOMELAND-RUN CELL TOWER MICROWAVE WEAPON SYSTEM SILENTLY ATTACKS, IMPAIRS THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS NATIONWIDE, SAYS VETERAN JOURNALIST

• Precision-targeted microwave frequencies injure, induce fatigue, mood changes, debilitating physiological and neurological effects -- electromagnetic enslavement of citizens deemed to be "dissidents" or undesirables.

• Senior security team aware of secretive Bush-legacy "multi-agency coordinated action" involving microwave assaults and local community watch harassment of U.S. citizens deemed to be "dissidents" or undesirables -- an American genocide.

• What are Bush-Cheney leave-behinds telling Obama, Biden, Holder, Napolitano, Panetta?

http://nowpublic.com/world/u-s-silently-tortures-americans-cell-tower-microwaves

OR

poynter.org/subject.asp?id=2 (see articles list)

NOW IT'S OBAMA'S GESTAPO USA. WHEN WILL TEAM OBAMA ACT?

http://nowpublic.com/world/gestapo-usa-govt-funded-vigilante-network-terrorizes-america

OR NowPublic.com/scrivener (see "stories" list)

Posted by: scrivener50 | February 18, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

I have been arguing the same issue with elijah24 this morning. The job of the government is to govern RESPONSIBLY or, if others in government are not, to prevent them from doing damage as much as possible. Obamacare is a perfect example of this principle in action.

Even if there was a complete government shut-down over this issue, a la Newt Gingrich vs. Clinton, that would be fine with me compared to the alternative. As I recall, however, some DEMOCRATS like Nelson from Nebraska have delayed Obamacare too.

My prior (honest) question to prove the point:

"Would it have been 'highly detrimental to the good of their nation' let alone the world, if Hindenburg had not appointed Adolf Hitler chancellor of Germany?"

A government that works for evil is hardly one I want to support let alone actively participate in.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 2:02 PM | Report abuse

Health care reform IS an economic issue.

I think Mitt knows this but sadly can't see the big picture.

Posted by: JRM2 | February 18, 2010 1:59 PM | Report abuse

Go home Romney! And try not to get punched in the face on the plane ride.

Posted by: smckaho420 | February 18, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Go home Romney! And try not to get punched in the face on the plane ride.

Posted by: smckaho420 | February 18, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Go home Romney! And try not to get punched in the face on the plane ride.

Posted by: smckaho420 | February 18, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

koolkat_1960:

Can you stay away like you promised?

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 1:53 PM | Report abuse

I want to know "President Obama's ___(WHAT?!)___ has failed the American people".

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 1:52 PM | Report abuse

Pretty funny stuff coming from a FAILED presidential candidate.

Jealous much, Mittens? Why can the GOP trot out nothing but failures, losers, whiners, quitters, and haters?

Posted by: koolkat_1960 | February 18, 2010 1:51 PM | Report abuse

George58:

While there was no mention of the (in)famous truck, which article were you reading?

"The speech also had the well-choreographed feel of Romney's events during the 2008 campaign -- right down to his surprise introduction by new Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown."

"SCOTT BROWN" is in bold type on my copy.

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 1:49 PM | Report abuse

Chris, you failed to mention that The Mitt is being introduced by Sen. Scott Brown, formerly of Wrentham, who STILL drives a truck.

Posted by: George58 | February 18, 2010 1:45 PM | Report abuse

I've gone daft.. even Romney is starting to make sense to me.

Posted by: newbeeboy | February 18, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

Palin-Romney 2012!

Posted by: JakeD2 | February 18, 2010 1:38 PM | Report abuse

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