Obama, Romney trade accusations of dishonesty

When it comes to the economy, half of Americans in a new poll say it won't matter much whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney wins the presidential election. (AP Photo/Scott Applewhite, left, and Evan Vucci, file)

When it comes to the economy, half of Americans in a new poll say it won't matter much whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney wins the presidential election. (AP Photo/Scott Applewhite, left, and Evan Vucci, file)

WOLFEBORO, N.H. — President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney have one campaign strategy in common: Each is trying to convince voters that his opponent in the closely contested race for the White House is not trustworthy.

Romney was wrapping up a weekend at his New Hampshire lake house and planned to raise money on Monday with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal — one possible candidate for his running mate.

Obama was scheduled to campaign in Cincinnati two days before Romney makes his own visit to must-win Ohio.

The two men were set to continue a bitter debate over who is more trustworthy and use Romney's time leading a private equity firm as a starting point.

Romney's campaign said Sunday that Obama is willing to say anything to win a second term and should say he's sorry for attacking the Republican's successful career at Bain Capital.

"No, we will not apologize," the president responded, adding that if Romney wants credit for his business leadership, he also needs to take responsibility. The Obama campaign says that with Romney at the helm, Bain Capital sent thousands of well-paying American jobs to China.

Questions about Romney's tenure at Bain Capital, the fortune he earned there, foreign bank accounts and his refusal to release more of his tax returns have dogged the former Massachusetts governor. Romney insists he left the firm in February 1999 to take over the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, but documents indicate he was still in charge as late as 2001.

Romney's advisers, trying to explain the discrepancies between Romney's account and federal documents, offered fresh explanations to shift the campaign back to more comfortable ground.

"He actually retired retroactively at that point," Romney adviser Ed Gillespie said Sunday. "He ended up not going back to the firm after his time in Salt Lake City. So he was actually retired from Bain."

A second adviser, Kevin Madden, said Romney had no choice but to have his name listed on Security and Exchange Commission documents as he sought to transfer the company's leadership to partners.

"The reason that there is a document that had ... his signature is because, during that transition from 1999 to 2002 ... there was a duty to sign those documents," Madden said.

The exact role Romney played at the firm between 1999 and 2001 is important not only because critics have raised questions about his truthfulness, but also because Bain was sending U.S. jobs overseas during the period.

Documents on file with the SEC place Romney in charge of Bain from 1999 to 2001, a period in which the company outsourced jobs and ran companies that fell into bankruptcy. Romney has tried to distance himself from this period in Bain's history, saying on financial disclosure forms he had no active role in the company as of February 1999.

But at least three times since then, Bain listed Romney as the company's "controlling person," as well as its "sole shareholder, sole director, chief executive officer and president." One of those documents — as late as February 2001 — lists Romney's "principal occupation" as Bain's managing director.

Romney launched a rare, five-network interview blitz on Friday and insisted he was not involved with Bain during the time it sent jobs overseas and had no day-to-day responsibility for the firm.

"I had no role whatsoever in the management of Bain Capital after February of 1999," he said. "I was an owner, and being a shareholder doesn't mean you're running the business."

That wasn't enough for Obama.

"Mr. Romney claims he's Mr. Fix-It for the economy because of his business experience, so I think voters entirely legitimately want to know what is exactly his business experience," Obama told WAVY-TV in Portsmouth, Va., in an interview taped Saturday and posted on the station's website Sunday

"Mr. Romney is now claiming he wasn't there at the time except his filings with the SEC listing says he was the CEO, chairman and president of the company."

Gillespie appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" and CNN's "State of the Union. Madden spoke on CBS' "Face the Nation."

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GBR writes:

On your marks.......get set.....GO!!!

AmericasTrueRecoveryBeginsIn2016 writes:

This is one instance where both candidates are likely on the mark.

Neither one of these candidates is going to be completely honest about his opponent, rather they will both discolor the truth with partial or incomplete information, information taken out of context, and outright lies in order to make himself look better than the other guy.

Welcome to presidential politics in America, where this sort of juvenile behavior has been the hallmark of both major political parties for decades.

November can't get here soon enough.

gl1800 writes:

unemployment was pretty low from 1999 thruough 2002. 4.2 percent in 1999 4.0 percent in 2000. What is it now? 8.2%.

Ruger writes:

in response to RobinofLocksley:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

[citation needed]

So You Think he is a hypocrite like most liberals??

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/d...

DNC Chief Urges Romney to Release Tax Returns, but Won't Release Her Own...

Debbie Wasserman Schultz has refused--and continues to refuse--to release her own tax returns.

staghorn writes:

HAHAHA! Let's Get To Work!!
never trust a republican©

Sanity writes:

in response to RobinofLocksley:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Get a brain. Already been debunked: http://factcheck.org/2012/06/obamas-o...

cozyboy writes:

BOTH SUCK

Beachglow writes:

Well, I guess it gets back to basics, and that is everything Obama promised he'd do in order to get elected has fallen through and things are just worse. So now the mudslinging can stop, and let's get somebody else in there who can do what Obama has yet to be able to do, and that is make this a wonderful, fiscally strong country in order to put smiles on the faces of people who live here.

Personally that's all I want. This is the worst shape I've ever seen this country in in decades and decades. Obama can't do it. NEXT!

Ruger writes:

in response to cozyboy:

BOTH SUCK

Some more than others, unfortunately that will be the deciding factor in this election. Watch as the democrat plan to stress Romney’s business experience blows up in their faces.

.

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogs...

Obama Campaign Jumps The Shark – Mitt Romney A Felon?

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogs...

3 Pinocchios: Do Bain SEC Documents Suggest Mitt Romney Is A Criminal?

Sanity writes:

This article is so disingenuous to what really happened. The Obama campaign started this crap by going so far as to accuse Romney of a "felony" without any evidence to support it.

http://factcheck.org/2012/06/obamas-o...

And as par for the course this dishonest President won't even apologize. What an embarrassment to our highest office.

This President is truly a LIAR and has shown a propensity for narcissism and deceit.

I for one cannot wait for the debates so Romney can destroy the community organizer.

Folks, don't be afraid to call this President a liar. He is a habitual liar and a terrible one at that.

PS: NDN do your job and start writing articles instead of just posting AP articles all the time with this drivel.

namsod writes:

Whether it is Romney's lack of common sense not to strap his dog on the roof of his car for a 12 hr ride or failing to claim responsibility for a company where he is the CEO, President and Director I really don't know which is worse. Ignorance or stupidity.

As a self employed business owner most of my life I challenge anyone who holds any of those positions within a company to make that same claim with the IRS. If you are CEO of a company and your book keeper steals you blind while failing to pay taxes - just try and tell the IRS that you were not responsible.

Coastal writes:

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anicou writes:

in response to Sanity:

This article is so disingenuous to what really happened. The Obama campaign started this crap by going so far as to accuse Romney of a "felony" without any evidence to support it.

http://factcheck.org/2012/06/obamas-o...

And as par for the course this dishonest President won't even apologize. What an embarrassment to our highest office.

This President is truly a LIAR and has shown a propensity for narcissism and deceit.

I for one cannot wait for the debates so Romney can destroy the community organizer.

Folks, don't be afraid to call this President a liar. He is a habitual liar and a terrible one at that.

PS: NDN do your job and start writing articles instead of just posting AP articles all the time with this drivel.

I was never afraid to call this president a pathological liar.
He deserves it.

BobinNaples writes:

in response to gl1800:

unemployment was pretty low from 1999 thruough 2002. 4.2 percent in 1999 4.0 percent in 2000. What is it now? 8.2%.

What is it now? Pretty much the same as when George W. left office.

Read up on failed GOP economic policies:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic...

BobinNaples writes:

in response to Coastal:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

It is impossible to know if Flip Romney still plays dress-up as a cop and pull people over for the fun of it, or if he still beats up on gay guys.

Psychotic behaviour, if you ask me.

Gifted1 writes:

Scum of the earth typically find themselves in politics or religion. None of this is surprising.

romneygate writes:

in response to AmericasTrueRecoveryBeginsIn2016:

This is one instance where both candidates are likely on the mark.

Neither one of these candidates is going to be completely honest about his opponent, rather they will both discolor the truth with partial or incomplete information, information taken out of context, and outright lies in order to make himself look better than the other guy.

Welcome to presidential politics in America, where this sort of juvenile behavior has been the hallmark of both major political parties for decades.

November can't get here soon enough.

Like that is all going to change, right? The "independents" are going to take over. LOL

romneygate writes:

in response to Ruger:

[citation needed]

So You Think he is a hypocrite like most liberals??

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/d...

DNC Chief Urges Romney to Release Tax Returns, but Won't Release Her Own...

Debbie Wasserman Schultz has refused--and continues to refuse--to release her own tax returns.

C'mon Willoughby, give her a break. She's a good girl who doesn't cook, but does know how to make reservations. (You must have heard that one before, right?) LOL

romneygate writes:

in response to Beachglow:

Well, I guess it gets back to basics, and that is everything Obama promised he'd do in order to get elected has fallen through and things are just worse. So now the mudslinging can stop, and let's get somebody else in there who can do what Obama has yet to be able to do, and that is make this a wonderful, fiscally strong country in order to put smiles on the faces of people who live here.

Personally that's all I want. This is the worst shape I've ever seen this country in in decades and decades. Obama can't do it. NEXT!

You must not have been around when Hoovervilles were present, or during Watergate, or even Irangate. You missed the "party".

romneygate writes:

in response to Ruger:

Some more than others, unfortunately that will be the deciding factor in this election. Watch as the democrat plan to stress Romney’s business experience blows up in their faces.

.

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogs...

Obama Campaign Jumps The Shark – Mitt Romney A Felon?

http://predicthistunpredictpast.blogs...

3 Pinocchios: Do Bain SEC Documents Suggest Mitt Romney Is A Criminal?

"Pinocchios"? How about those big ears on "DUMBO"? Now there's an elephant who really gets "high"! Thank you Walt Disney.

romneygate writes:

in response to Sanity:

This article is so disingenuous to what really happened. The Obama campaign started this crap by going so far as to accuse Romney of a "felony" without any evidence to support it.

http://factcheck.org/2012/06/obamas-o...

And as par for the course this dishonest President won't even apologize. What an embarrassment to our highest office.

This President is truly a LIAR and has shown a propensity for narcissism and deceit.

I for one cannot wait for the debates so Romney can destroy the community organizer.

Folks, don't be afraid to call this President a liar. He is a habitual liar and a terrible one at that.

PS: NDN do your job and start writing articles instead of just posting AP articles all the time with this drivel.

No one ACCUSED anyone of a felony! The case was brought up that if such a situation occurred knowingly, it would be a FELONY! Now if some people have a guilty consciousness or something to hide, that's too bad. If the shoe fits, wear it.

Coastal writes:

in response to BobinNaples:

What is it now? Pretty much the same as when George W. left office.

Read up on failed GOP economic policies:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic...

Actually, you’re wrong, the unemployment is not the same as when the Obama began his rule.

If the size of the U.S. labor force as a share of the total population was the same as it was when the Obama took office—65.7% then vs. 63.8% today—the U-3 unemployment rate would be 10.9%.

There are now 1.735 million young Americans who are no longer counted as “employed” because they have given up looking for a job and have left the labor force all together. If “the labor force participation rate were factored into the overall 18-29 youth unemployment calculation, the actual 18-29-unemployment rate would rise to 16.8 percent.”

184,000 more black American's went without a job in June, for an unemployment rate of 14.4 percent.

While the economy has created 2.6 million jobs since June 2009, fully 3.1 million workers signed up for disability benefits.

This is what Obama calls “the right direction”.

romneygate writes:

in response to Coastal:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Ask your supplier.

romneygate writes:

in response to anicou:

I was never afraid to call this president a pathological liar.
He deserves it.

Which member of the Kangaroo Court might you be?

Coastal writes:

It is impossible to know how the Obama got into Yale after claiming to be “junkie pothead” and “routinely getting high” with his “choom gang“ in high school.

Pragmatic1 writes:

We KNOW Romney lied.

Either he lied that he was working or he lied that he wasn't. Those lies are backed up by hard paper facts.

So, would someone tell me where President Obama lied? Where he intentionally mislead? I'm not talking about disappointment or promises one tries to keep.

I am talking about outright deception and lies.

Romney is on record with them.

Sanity writes:

in response to ISPEAKFORGOD:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Troll go away.

DinNaples writes:

in response to Pragmatic1:

We KNOW Romney lied.

Either he lied that he was working or he lied that he wasn't. Those lies are backed up by hard paper facts.

So, would someone tell me where President Obama lied? Where he intentionally mislead? I'm not talking about disappointment or promises one tries to keep.

I am talking about outright deception and lies.

Romney is on record with them.

Perhaps you can tell us the difference between a leave of absence and a resignation.

No, obviously not.

DinNaples writes:

in response to ISPEAKFORGOD:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

You prove your ignorance.

Sanity writes:

in response to Pragmatic1:

We KNOW Romney lied.

Either he lied that he was working or he lied that he wasn't. Those lies are backed up by hard paper facts.

So, would someone tell me where President Obama lied? Where he intentionally mislead? I'm not talking about disappointment or promises one tries to keep.

I am talking about outright deception and lies.

Romney is on record with them.

Are you serious? Are you that obtuse and partisan to even admit this guy is a pathological and habitual liar?

Just do a google search of Obama's speeches and books to see how much of a liar he is.

Since you wanted a specific example of a lie I'll give you one quick:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv4jnl...

Obama says his dad served in WW2. Patently false.

November can't come fast enough. I will thoroughly enjoy seeing you libs crawl back into your caves for a decade devising your next scheme to destroy America.

newzhound (Inactive) writes:

no question, obama has the documented history of lies.

voltihs writes:

Obama has zero to talk about regarding his performance the last 4 years so he's throwing daggers at Romeny as a distraction.
Charles Krauthammer, a psychiatrist says Obama is a pathological liar and the only way to know what he really means is to watch his actions.

romneygate writes:

in response to voltihs:

Obama has zero to talk about regarding his performance the last 4 years so he's throwing daggers at Romeny as a distraction.
Charles Krauthammer, a psychiatrist says Obama is a pathological liar and the only way to know what he really means is to watch his actions.

Charles's reputation for conservative "sauerkraut" precedes him.

P.S. Kraut will give a person "gas" that can be embarrassing at times. LOL

WadeGarrett (Inactive) writes:

Sure, there’s (1) the original, long-form 1961 Hawaiian birth certificate. Then there’s:

2) Marriage license between Obama’s father (Barak Sr.) and mother (Stanley Ann Dunham)— not found, not released
3) Obama’s baptism records — sealed
4) Obama’s adoption records — sealed
5) Records of Obama’s and his mother’s reptriation as US citizens on return from Indonesia — not found, not released
6) Name change (Barry Sotero to Barack Hussein Obama) records — not found, not released
7) Noelani Elementary School (Hawaii)— not released
8) Punahou School financial aid or school records — not released
9) Occidental College financial aid records — not released.(These records were, however, subpoenaed but Obama lawyers succeeded in quashing the subpoena in court. No other Occi records have been released.)
10) Columbia College records — not released
11) Columbia senior thesis — not released
12) Harvard Law School records (not mentioned below, but not released)
13) Obama’s law client list — sealed
14) Obama’s files from career as an Illinois State Senator — sealed
15) Obama’s record with Illinois State Bar Association — sealed
16) Obama’s medical records — not released
17) Obama’s passport records — not released

"most transparent administration in history"

I think not.

Coastal writes:

in response to Damyankee:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

It’s clear that there are some posting here that are violently opposed to any religion besides Muslim.

Pragmatic1 writes:

in response to Sanity:

Are you serious? Are you that obtuse and partisan to even admit this guy is a pathological and habitual liar?

Just do a google search of Obama's speeches and books to see how much of a liar he is.

Since you wanted a specific example of a lie I'll give you one quick:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv4jnl...

Obama says his dad served in WW2. Patently false.

November can't come fast enough. I will thoroughly enjoy seeing you libs crawl back into your caves for a decade devising your next scheme to destroy America.

So he mis-spoke as it was his Grandfather that Honorably served in the military. The record is clear.

Meanwhile, did Mitt Romney serve? NO
Did his father, George, serve? NO
Did any of his 5 strapping, healthy sons serve? NO

The answer is no, never, not for a day, none of them, not even as a draft dodging National Guardsman like GW Bush.

And if you want to add up Government, Community Service between Romney with his one term, failed Governorship and President Obama's record as a Community Organizer, State Senator, U.S Senator and Presidential Service, I think you will see a great disparity in sacrifice.

Perhaps you would feel better if President Obama had taken his Harvard Law Review and Degree and sold it to the highest law firm bidder.

Now that would be The Republican way.

DinNaples writes:

in response to Pragmatic1:

So he mis-spoke as it was his Grandfather that Honorably served in the military. The record is clear.

Meanwhile, did Mitt Romney serve? NO
Did his father, George, serve? NO
Did any of his 5 strapping, healthy sons serve? NO

The answer is no, never, not for a day, none of them, not even as a draft dodging National Guardsman like GW Bush.

And if you want to add up Government, Community Service between Romney with his one term, failed Governorship and President Obama's record as a Community Organizer, State Senator, U.S Senator and Presidential Service, I think you will see a great disparity in sacrifice.

Perhaps you would feel better if President Obama had taken his Harvard Law Review and Degree and sold it to the highest law firm bidder.

Now that would be The Republican way.

Exactly what does the Romney family military record have to do with Obama's lies? And who says that Romney's governorship was somehow failed? Being someone who lived in Massachusetts at the time I know of his accomplishments there. He got things done. Exactly what accomplishments can you credit to Obama prior to assuming the presidency? Specifics please.

Pragmatic1 writes:

in response to DinNaples:

Perhaps you can tell us the difference between a leave of absence and a resignation.

No, obviously not.

So, you sign a paper saying you are active but you really are not because you now claim you were on a leave of absence?

He was getting paid $100,000 a year on his "Leave?"

He signed legal documents saying he was working!

My God, there is no wiggle room here. The only question is which lie is most convenient for him and that is clearly that he was not involved in Bain when they did all those bad things.

But Bain Was Romney.

Romney was Chairman. CEO and President and he owned all the stock! He established the culture. He set the rules.

How can he now deny accountability or responsibility?

romneygate writes:

in response to WadeGarrett:

Sure, there’s (1) the original, long-form 1961 Hawaiian birth certificate. Then there’s:

2) Marriage license between Obama’s father (Barak Sr.) and mother (Stanley Ann Dunham)— not found, not released
3) Obama’s baptism records — sealed
4) Obama’s adoption records — sealed
5) Records of Obama’s and his mother’s reptriation as US citizens on return from Indonesia — not found, not released
6) Name change (Barry Sotero to Barack Hussein Obama) records — not found, not released
7) Noelani Elementary School (Hawaii)— not released
8) Punahou School financial aid or school records — not released
9) Occidental College financial aid records — not released.(These records were, however, subpoenaed but Obama lawyers succeeded in quashing the subpoena in court. No other Occi records have been released.)
10) Columbia College records — not released
11) Columbia senior thesis — not released
12) Harvard Law School records (not mentioned below, but not released)
13) Obama’s law client list — sealed
14) Obama’s files from career as an Illinois State Senator — sealed
15) Obama’s record with Illinois State Bar Association — sealed
16) Obama’s medical records — not released
17) Obama’s passport records — not released

"most transparent administration in history"

I think not.

You just can't "Trump" your list, right?

romneygate writes:

in response to Pragmatic1:

So, you sign a paper saying you are active but you really are not because you now claim you were on a leave of absence?

He was getting paid $100,000 a year on his "Leave?"

He signed legal documents saying he was working!

My God, there is no wiggle room here. The only question is which lie is most convenient for him and that is clearly that he was not involved in Bain when they did all those bad things.

But Bain Was Romney.

Romney was Chairman. CEO and President and he owned all the stock! He established the culture. He set the rules.

How can he now deny accountability or responsibility?

Please, don't be so logical. It destroys the faith conservatives relish and maintain.

Pragmatic1 writes:

in response to DinNaples:

Exactly what does the Romney family military record have to do with Obama's lies? And who says that Romney's governorship was somehow failed? Being someone who lived in Massachusetts at the time I know of his accomplishments there. He got things done. Exactly what accomplishments can you credit to Obama prior to assuming the presidency? Specifics please.

The writer was attacking President Obama, Commander in Chief of U.S Military Forces for his mis-speaking his family's military record. Unlike Romney, at least President Obama's family has a military record.

Governor Romney left office after one arm with a 34% Approval Rating. You call that a success?
As for President Obama;s accomplishmnets, there are too many to mention here but I will leave you with ...

We are out of Iraq
Osama bin Laden is Dead
GM is alive.
We now have a Health Plan.
Taxes are the lower, for everyone, than they have been in 50 years.
More people killed last month in Chicago than in Afghanistan.

I could go on or you could just google "Obama Accomplishments"

Have fun.

WadeGarrett (Inactive) writes:

in response to romneygate:

You just can't "Trump" your list, right?

What kind of ignoramus response is that?
For once, just once, could you possibly respond to any comment by anyone here at NDN with a coherent and reasonable retort instead of the psychobabble that you consider a worthy rebuttal.

You're delusional and nonsensical.

anotherPOV writes:

Wasn't Obama raised for a while by his grandfather? Wouldn't that be an easy explanation for his mispeaking. Do you really think he was claiming his kenyan father fought for us in WWII? Of course you do, you're Republican.

NewsAngel writes:

All of you are being distracted by this type of article to engage you in a debate over trivial non-issues. The bottom line is these are the two "chosen ones" the elitists of the world have decided the American sheeple have to chose from. Now, lets force these two to address the issues...most importantly the economy. If the issue of the economy is not addressed and addressed quickly, nothing else matters....nothing. No one is going to care about some random social issue or anything else if they are starving. Stay focused on what matters...the survival of the Republic.
The great American patriot Benjamin Franklin was asked, upon his emergence from the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, what form of government the United States was going to have. Franklin answered succinctly, "A Republic, if you can keep it." Well, we are now very close to losing it.
Stop being distracted!

DinNaples writes:

in response to Pragmatic1:

So, you sign a paper saying you are active but you really are not because you now claim you were on a leave of absence?

He was getting paid $100,000 a year on his "Leave?"

He signed legal documents saying he was working!

My God, there is no wiggle room here. The only question is which lie is most convenient for him and that is clearly that he was not involved in Bain when they did all those bad things.

But Bain Was Romney.

Romney was Chairman. CEO and President and he owned all the stock! He established the culture. He set the rules.

How can he now deny accountability or responsibility?

You deny he was on a leave of absence? Interesting, not many do. They know that he was running the Olympics that year. It also seems that the person in charge at Bain during this period, a Democrat, is on record as stating that Romney had no input into day-to-day operations at the time.

An interesting comparison was discussed over the weekend. When Steve Jobs was ill and took a leave of absence from Apple no one questioned that. No one questions that he was not involved with day-to-day operations as he was fighting for his life. Yet he was still the CEO was he not?

In business, there are some things that you must sign off of if you hold the title. The SEC documents were some of those.

DinNaples writes:

in response to romneygate:

Please, don't be so logical. It destroys the faith conservatives relish and maintain.

Your ignorance shows.

DinNaples writes:

in response to Pragmatic1:

The writer was attacking President Obama, Commander in Chief of U.S Military Forces for his mis-speaking his family's military record. Unlike Romney, at least President Obama's family has a military record.

Governor Romney left office after one arm with a 34% Approval Rating. You call that a success?
As for President Obama;s accomplishmnets, there are too many to mention here but I will leave you with ...

We are out of Iraq
Osama bin Laden is Dead
GM is alive.
We now have a Health Plan.
Taxes are the lower, for everyone, than they have been in 50 years.
More people killed last month in Chicago than in Afghanistan.

I could go on or you could just google "Obama Accomplishments"

Have fun.

We are out of Iraq on Bush's schedule.

Bin Laden is dead and would've been if found.

GM did go bankrupt as predicted.

Today we have a health plan promised to us that will still leave many millions uncovered but that hopefully will be repealed and rewritten to be a meaningful bill.

If you believe taxes are lower you must be delusional.

Are you proud of Chicago?

DinNaples writes:

in response to Pragmatic1:

The writer was attacking President Obama, Commander in Chief of U.S Military Forces for his mis-speaking his family's military record. Unlike Romney, at least President Obama's family has a military record.

Governor Romney left office after one arm with a 34% Approval Rating. You call that a success?
As for President Obama;s accomplishmnets, there are too many to mention here but I will leave you with ...

We are out of Iraq
Osama bin Laden is Dead
GM is alive.
We now have a Health Plan.
Taxes are the lower, for everyone, than they have been in 50 years.
More people killed last month in Chicago than in Afghanistan.

I could go on or you could just google "Obama Accomplishments"

Have fun.

By the way, a 34% approval rating for a Republican in Massachusetts is outstanding!

You seem to ignore the great accomplishment of a Republican being elected governor in a state like Massachusetts.

lemonjello writes:

in response to ISPEAKFORGOD:

(This comment was removed by the site staff.)

Oh great. Now the Atheist of the World thinks he knows religion. Phew....

dixielee writes:

in response to NewsAngel:

All of you are being distracted by this type of article to engage you in a debate over trivial non-issues. The bottom line is these are the two "chosen ones" the elitists of the world have decided the American sheeple have to chose from. Now, lets force these two to address the issues...most importantly the economy. If the issue of the economy is not addressed and addressed quickly, nothing else matters....nothing. No one is going to care about some random social issue or anything else if they are starving. Stay focused on what matters...the survival of the Republic.
The great American patriot Benjamin Franklin was asked, upon his emergence from the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, what form of government the United States was going to have. Franklin answered succinctly, "A Republic, if you can keep it." Well, we are now very close to losing it.
Stop being distracted!

very very well said, thank you for bringing common sense and logic back into the topic.

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