Point to concrete reasons for his strugges and if you're honest about them you'll see what so many others see...
Romney's not very genuine.
Romney hasn't articulated a plan that addressed the immediate or long-term needs of those households that are struggling the most.
Romney's economic plan mirrors nearly identical to the economic plan this country has followed at least for the last 10 years if not longer - a plan that got our economy where it is today.
Romney's foreign policy (if you can call his recent gaffs such) aren't conducive to bridging the gap on global coalitions on a wide range of issues.
Bottom Line: A Romney/Ryan White House would be disasterous to the nation and people are starting to see that.
Originally Posted by jmacReally? Show where he said such a thing. Inquiring minds would really like to know. Link please...we'll wait...Originally Posted by Grant
"Well, my opinion is ..."
Surely you know the meaning of that opening do you not? It means that is my opinion, based on listening to the man's speeches, watching his actions, and listening to his rhetoric. To ask for a quote of a specific instance is foolish, but you know that, and that is the tactic....Don't believe your lyin' ears, and eyes, only believe what you progressives say is the message. No thanks....
The President's record is actually better than those on the Right would give him credit. It's not stellar only because of actions from Congress. Let me provide an example...
After the debt celing deal fell apart, the President presented congressional leaders with the American Jobs Act (AJA). In doing so, President Obama gave Congress a choice to either: a) pass his bill in its entirety, or 2) pass it in parts. Congress choose to pass his jobs bill in parts which in some ways was unfortunate. For example, the bill provided for a way to halt the sequestations on defense spending, but Republicans balked! Another example is how long it took Congress to pass the Temporary Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2012 signed into law on June 30, 2012. Not only were many of the provisions taken directly from the AJA, but appropriations were only extended through July 6, 2012. Clearly, such short-term measures will not spur economic growth long-term, but that's the kind of ineptness of Congress we're left with, and yet pundits will frame the lackluster jobs and economics numbers as the President's failed policies or "a failure of leadership" instead of placing blame squarely on themselves. How about a failure of Congress to put the needs of the country first ahead of their own political aspirations? That's the true failure coming out of Washington, DC these days.
Process, ladies and gentlemen...learn it, understand it.
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
This is in no way saying that the government will take care of them for life! This is a total mischaracterization of what the extension of unemployment compensation was intended to do; what the extension of the Bush tax cuts were intended to do; what the extension of the payroll tax cut was intended to do; what the expansion of Medicaid benefits were intended to do; what removing some "limitations" on welfare to work requirements were intended to do. All of these measures were intended to help keep people afloat until the economy recovered. They in no way were inteded to be permanent measures anymore than the Bush tax cuts were meant to be permanent. Only the rhetoric has clouded the judgement of folks. Filter through the white noise of politics and things begin to become clearer.
Last edited by Objective Voice; 09-23-12 at 03:28 PM.