I need THIS guy to show up for tonight’s debate (thanks for the video Tiffany G):
“Don’t Boo – Vote!”
So you (“you” being the undecided voter or worse yet the now disillusioned former Obama supporter) are mad because Senator Obama promised you the moon and thus far President Obama has only managed to get you the stars? I.e., Universal Healthcare, Bin Laden dead, stopped the economy from free-falling, respect of other world leaders, etc. I guess he was supposed to snap his fingers and poof – all would be right with the world overnight? Yeah too bad it doesn’t work that way. If you wanna be mad take it out on the Republican controlled Congress that was hell bent on making sure NOTHING got done once they took control. Let’s be absolutely clear here – they were willing to let the economy totally tank just to make sure they didn’t do anything that might make President Obama look good. The campaign to get rid of him began the day he won the 2008 election and to hell with actually trying to govern. President Obama’s mistake was trying to work across the aisle, you shouldn’t make the mistake of punishing him for that attempt.
And now you’re considering voting for the guy who is promising you what exactly? If you’re not a multi-millionaire please please PLEASE enlighten me as to how a Romney Presidency will do you (non millionaire person) any lick of good. Go ‘head, I’m waiting… Yeeeaah, that’s what I thought.
MITT ROMNEY on Taking Away A Woman’s Right to Decide:
Mr. Romney has called for overturning Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that recognized a woman’s constitutional right to make her own childbearing decisions and to legalized abortion nationwide. He has said that the issue should be thrown back to state legislatures. The actual impact of that radical rights rollback is worth considering.
It would not take much to overturn the Roe decision. With four of the nine members of the Supreme Court over 70 years old, the next occupant of the White House could have the opportunity to appoint one or more new justices. If say, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the oldest member, retired and Mr. Romney named a replacement hostile to abortion rights, the basic right to abortion might well not survive.
The result would turn back the clock to the days before Roe v. Wade when abortion was legal only in some states, but not in others. There is every indication that about half the states would make abortion illegal within a year of Roe being struck down, according to the Guttmacher Institute. The Center for Reproductive Rights, which challenges abortion restrictions around the country, puts the number at 30 states. For one thing, abortion bans already on the books in some states would suddenly kick in. And some Republican-controlled state legislatures would outlaw abortion immediately.
We do not need to guess about the brutal consequences of overturning Roe. We know from our own country’s pre-Roe history and from the experience around the world. Women desperate to end a pregnancy would find a way to do so. Well-to-do women living in places where abortion is illegal would travel to other states where it is legal to obtain the procedure. Women lacking the resources would either be forced by the government and politicians to go through with an unwanted or risky pregnancy, attempt to self-abort or turn to an illegal — and potentially unsafe — provider for help. Women’s health, privacy and equality would suffer. Some women would die. (NYT)
MITT ROMNEY on Medicare…
A new study out today by the non-partisan Kaiser Family Foundation confirms what many have been saying for a very long time—the Romney-Ryan Medicare plan would result in six out of ten seniors paying substantially more for the same Medicare benefits they receive today. (Forbes)
MITT ROMNEY – “Can’t Be Trusted”
The way a presidential candidate campaigns for office matters to the country. A campaign should demonstrate seriousness of purpose and a set of core beliefs, and it should signal to voters whether a candidate shows trustworthiness and judgment. Those things don’t seem to matter to Mitt Romney.
From the beginning of his run for the Republican nomination, Mr. Romney has offered to transfigure himself into any shape desired by an audience in order to achieve power. In front of massed crowds or on television, he can sound sunny and inclusive, radiating a feel-good centrism. His “severely conservative” policies and disdain for much of the country are reserved for partisans, donors and the harsh ideologues who clutter his party’s base. This polarity is often described as “flip-flopping,” but the word is too mild to describe opposing positions that are simultaneously held.
The best way to judge candidates is not by the popular way they describe their plans near the end of a campaign; it is by the most divisive presentations of themselves earlier on. A candidate’s political calculations when fewer people are watching is likely to say far more about character than poll-tested pleasantries in the spotlight.
That’s what is disingenuous about the “Moderate Mitt” in recent speeches and the first presidential debate. He hasn’t abandoned or flip-flopped from the severe positions that won him the Republican nomination; they remain at the core of his campaign, on his Web site and in his position papers, and they occasionally slip out in unguarded moments. All he’s doing is slapping whitewash on his platform. The immoderation of his policies, used to win favor with a hard-right party, cannot be disguised. (NYT)
MITT ROMNEY’S alleged bi-partisan triumphs as Governor of Massachusetts:
At last week’s debate, Mr. Romney presented himself as a bipartisan leader able to work with Democrats. But that’s not how Massachusetts Democrats remember his tenure as governor, as Michael Wines of The Times reported last week. He ignored or insulted Democrats and failed to achieve most of his big-ticket proposals, like reform of the Civil Service and pension systems. His decision to support a universal health care system in 2006, long advocated by Democrats, was seen at the time as a purely political calculation, at least until Republicans rejected the idea in 2009 when President Obama proposed it.
There isn’t really a Moderate Mitt; what is on display now is better described as Convenient Mitt. Anyone willing to advocate extremism to raise money and win primaries is likely to do the same to stay in office. (NYT)
Mitt Romney is promising you mud. He is not the answer.
Vote NO on Mitt!