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Romney’s New Strategy
National Review Online, by Stanley Kurtz

Original Article

Posted By:Dreadnought, 9/25/2012 10:12:04 PM

By kicking off his Ohio bus tour with an unusually blunt attack on Obama’s big-government philosophy, Mitt Romney appears to have adopted a new strategy. Romney described Obama’s vision of government as “entirely foreign to anything this nation has ever known.” He decried, “a larger government, taking more and more, intruding in your relationship with your doctor, investing, so to speak, in companies, picking winners and losers, or in his case, losers.” Then came the biggest applause line: “that is not the America I know. That is not the America that built Ohio.” Romney’s attacks on Obama’s 1998 remarks

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: snowcloud, 9/25/2012 10:23:47 PM     (No. 8890241)

Get 'em, Mitt!! Go for the throat!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: snowcloud, 9/25/2012 10:27:39 PM     (No. 8890254)

P.S. Excellent article! Must read.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 9/26/2012 12:10:45 AM     (No. 8890404)

At last a positive article about the Romney campaign. Time to blast this Zero from the skies.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 9/26/2012 12:47:08 AM     (No. 8890434)

Well done, Governor!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: lil dotty, 9/26/2012 1:13:27 AM     (No. 8890466)

Keep the blunt attacks coming, Governor. Oh dark won's government is foreign only because HE is foreign. Not a drop of true American blood on the inside; it can be seen, however, on his two hands...not to mention valjar's hands...but she is from Iran so that was to be expected.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Spidey, 9/26/2012 2:56:52 AM     (No. 8890541)

I saw a good chunk of this speech yesterday,along with Ryan and both were excellent.These guys know what they're doing and it'll be damn refreshing to have somebody in charge of government with a sense of direction.

Like Bill Clinton said a while back,Obama doesn't know how to be president.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Janjan, 9/26/2012 7:10:02 AM     (No. 8890692)

Americans respond much better to clear and direct words than they do to PoliticalSpeak. We've all been waiting for Romney to take the gloves off and draw a real contrast between him and the socialist dictator we have been saddled with. I suspect that this is in part due to Paul Ryan's influence. If Romney wants to win this is the way to do it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: planetgeo, 9/26/2012 7:18:05 AM     (No. 8890697)

Obama isn't the victim of a bad economy, he's the perpetrator of it. That's the message Romney has to get across. Obama's whole game plan hinges on getting enough people to believe that he simply inherited this mess and he's still trying to work us out of it. In reality, he's like the old joke about the guy who murders his parents then pleads for leniency because he's now an orphan.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: udanja99, 9/26/2012 7:51:13 AM     (No. 8890738)

Don't pull your punches, Governor! I've been waiting for some inspiration to make another donation to his campaign. Off to do that now...



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Reply 10 - Posted by: lt782, 9/26/2012 7:59:29 AM     (No. 8890745)

Way to go. Keep it up and do good in the debates and we'll all be rewarded.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Maybeth, 9/26/2012 8:07:34 AM     (No. 8890753)

Keep it up, Mitt.
These are not attacks. Your words are a necessary presentation of the facts, and you have gained the attention of those who are undecided. Voters are actually LEARNING some little-known truths from you .... facts which have been kept HIDDEN by the Old Media.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: This9, 9/26/2012 8:08:44 AM     (No. 8890758)

Mitt is shockingly passive. He had no street fighter in him at all. I fear mitt has already lost. Our only hope is that Boehner (god help us) keeps gridlock in place for 4 more years. This election is getting really depressing because Mitt is a lousy, lousy campaigner. Stinks.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: bpl40, 9/26/2012 8:22:12 AM     (No. 8890779)

This is exactly what we have been waiting for. Too many precious days have been wasted on this I'm OK, You are OK mish mash. I am OK, you are a shmuck is more like it. Now go for it on all cylinders!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Barbarian Heretic, 9/26/2012 8:29:28 AM     (No. 8890796)

Obama may have no business or leadership experience, but Mitt has no political knife skills. If he's not willing to adopt the tactics of the Left, he won't win. Then we all lose.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: fed-up, 9/26/2012 8:34:09 AM     (No. 8890808)

I think the Romney campaign is playing this one just right. If they started out this way, the masses would be tuning him out by now out of boredom of hearing the same tired words over and over. As much as we would like our candidates to give robust speeches every day, and keep it fresh, its just not possible. This is the time for serious contrast, and harsh words at the true Obama. And the O cant help himself.. he's playing right into his hands. Let him (O) be OUR bump in the road.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 9/26/2012 8:51:34 AM     (No. 8890840)

This process has been going on for almost two years. It's amazing the candidate has enough energy for the final stretch. Romney has been hammering away for months on Obama's failures. It is hard to think of what he can do with the media making sure Obama wins. Respect and support the man.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: rplat, 9/26/2012 9:01:13 AM     (No. 8890858)

Unfortunately many mainstream media outlets (ABC, CNN, The Washington Post, et al) are touting huge Obama leads in Ohio and Florida). If Romney doesn't counter this massive misinformation and propaganda campaign, he's going to lose.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: hurricanegirl, 9/26/2012 9:07:28 AM     (No. 8890869)

Look out! #12 is a Chicken Little, a doom-and-gloomer! I mean, really, here's a positive article about Mitt, and it's all negativism from this person. To quote Mrs. Romney: Stop It!

All negativism does is help the opposition!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: rplat, 9/26/2012 9:13:28 AM     (No. 8890881)

Understand #19 . . . but #12s perception is beginning to permeate many Romney supporters. I don't like it either but it appears to be true.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Arby, 9/26/2012 9:15:20 AM     (No. 8890885)

Works for me. Go get 'im, Mitt.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: bnrmusa, 9/26/2012 9:47:57 AM     (No. 8890971)

I call it first. #12 is a troll

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 9/26/2012 10:02:22 AM     (No. 8891007)

Let's all hope Romney keeps it up. And any of you with an inside track to the Romney campaign, please, tell them no more of this "Obama is a nice guy" stuff. Obama is not a nice guy, and saying so in an attempt to flatter and win over any Obama voters just confirms them in their foolishness. Not that Romney should denounce Obama as the warped, self-centered, narcisstic, theatrical putz that he is, but a few sharp allusions to some of Obama's more grotesque actions would be appreciated.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Me?Opinionated?Nah!, 9/26/2012 10:08:22 AM     (No. 8891024)

Remember “shovel-ready?” How many times did we hear that piece of oh-so clever, focus-group tested and approved wordsmithery? A thousand? A million? Isn’t it strange we don’t hear it anymore? Remember how it died with a giggle followed by a chortle and ended with an embarrassed shrugging of shoulders? I sure as shootin’ do! It was just another one of many socialistic, big government schemes that have failed miserably here in our comparatively small government, self-reliance-based, capitalistic nation. Despite being bombarded incessantly for four years with left-wing propaganda by a politically foreign administration and its non-stop, corrupt cheering section sometimes laughingly referred to as our mainstream media, this continues to be our home, as in “God Bless America!”

Although I’m a big fan of the ‘are you better off today than you were’ question, I also believe the one that asks ‘is this still the country you grew up in’ to be equally poignant.

Mitt and Paul are far and away more qualified for the offices they seek than Barack and Joe have vividly demonstrated over four years just how woefully unqualified they have been. In the debates, the key will be getting that across to the voters in no uncertain terms.

One thing more, Mitt and Paul. The “moderators” are not your friends. Try to ignore them as best you can!


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Reply 24 - Posted by: Proud of the USA, 9/26/2012 10:09:51 AM     (No. 8891032)

#12..I strongly disagree with your posting!
Sounds as though, you're a Obama supporter, with you doom & gloom statements! Perhaps you need to post ' on the Onion' IMHO Romney
& Ryan have been forceful in their speeches,
& need our strong support @ PRAYERS @ THIS CRUCIAL TIME! GO ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!!

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Reply 25 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 9/26/2012 10:56:28 AM     (No. 8891158)

Nobody is "winning" or "losing" before a single vote has been cast. Romney is doing just fine. The last thing he needs to do is turn into a full-time attack dog. That kind of thing plays well when you're an Internet commenter, but a presidential candidate needs to appear, well, more presidential. Ignore the media BS. Romney's campaign is where it needs to be.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 9/26/2012 10:59:14 AM     (No. 8891168)

Stanley allows as how Mitt's criticisms might be "offputting" to "undecideds". Hey Stanley, pffft!
If left to me, Romney would searching out loud for the difference between Obama's demonstrated philosophy and Chinese communism or Mugabe's democracy. And maybe asking why Michelle is behaving like Elena Ceaucescu and limiting caloric lunch intake of school kids. Who elected her minister of nutrition?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: WIBadger, 9/26/2012 10:59:14 AM     (No. 8891169)

Good coverage or bad. Good poll numbers or bad, Mitt is my guy. There will be plenty of time after Nov 6 to analyze what kind of campaign he ran. Until then, everything else (#12 included) is white noise. Ignore it all & vote !

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Reply 28 - Posted by: RancherJack, 9/26/2012 11:08:30 AM     (No. 8891204)

And yet, out here in Colorado, it's nothing but non-stop Obama ads and what few Romney ads that make it to the media are produced from such a mish mash of stats and figures even I have a hard time following what they're trying to say. I can't imagine how Romney's ads are making any dent in the general electorate if these ads make me squirm with "what the heck is your point??

The Republicans are brain dead to how Medias works.

No wonder they're always on the losing end of the media.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Shells, 9/26/2012 11:13:35 AM     (No. 8891220)

12 and 20. Paid by the Obama campaign.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: joeyinempirestate, 9/26/2012 11:24:20 AM     (No. 8891247)

Precious time was wasted while 0 defined Mitt. Mitt needs a KO and nothing less in the first debate because winning on points = a win for the incumbent.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: tisHimself, 9/26/2012 11:26:54 AM     (No. 8891254)

They need she whose name shall not be spoken favorably among Romney enthusiasts to fire up the bus and whip up the crowds in big ten states.

Let her go rogue and stand back. Numbers in Ohio, Michigan, Iowa and PA will climb.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: mfm, 9/26/2012 11:45:02 AM     (No. 8891297)

Being a seasoned sales guy, what I see is R&R following the basic 5 Steps of the Sale: Attention, Interest, Conviction, Desire, Close. Right now we are entering the conviction cycle. It's now Romney's time to lay it on the line! I like the strategy..

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Reply 33 - Posted by: mrduc, 9/26/2012 11:50:43 AM     (No. 8891312)

Fellow conservatives....do not be fooled! The constant barrage of '0bama leads the polls' crappola with which we are inundated on TV, radio, and Internet home pages is all a smokescreen by the libtard media to fool us into believing this is all over. It is NOT. Not by a long shot. This constant barrage of lies is being quite carefully orchestrated. Do NOT be fooled. Shut it off and vote in November. I did, and will be at my polling place Nov 6th at 6a.m. and am bringing a few conservative friends. Keep the faith and keep praying for our country.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 9/26/2012 11:57:30 AM     (No. 8891332)

Romney is doing a great job. What are you doing to help him? Or is saving the country not your job?

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Reply 35 - Posted by: NotaBene, 9/26/2012 11:59:03 AM     (No. 8891338)

The Joel Gilbert documentary on the "dreams of my real father" will help bring Bow-rack Hussein Davis down a peg. Unfortunately the website does not come up in google easily. Could someone post the address? Could we have it in the must see pages every weekend? It is very effective.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: NotaBene, 9/26/2012 12:13:03 PM     (No. 8891373)

http://www.ourcommunistcommanderinchief.com/

This is the Dreams of my Real Father movie. Very worth the two hours, and free!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: AnnaS, 9/26/2012 12:21:40 PM     (No. 8891382)

I must admit this cheers me a bit. All I have heard all day on the media is how far behind Romney is and how people are "just not holding Obama responsible" for all the s--t of the past week OR the economy! It was depressing--which was what they were hoping for.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: StormCnter, 9/26/2012 12:28:30 PM     (No. 8891400)

Ah, but #32, that would involve real work!!!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: fhancock, 9/26/2012 12:46:09 PM     (No. 8891432)

This is a battle for the nation's soul...if we show up and vote...we will win...ask Scott Walker, Chris Christie, and Allen West...Fear is a GREAT motivator...to paraphrase Todd Beamer- Let's Roll

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Reply 40 - Posted by: this9, 9/26/2012 1:01:52 PM     (No. 8891470)

You know i've been posting here for a while. I am a solid citizen, raising my kids right, paying my taxes, solid conservative vies, served my country,etc. . The whole bit. So it is awful to see that the mere expression of disquiet with Romney efforts get's me called out as a troll, Obama guy etc. So, really #25, 22 and 30 give me a break.

Are you really happy with how Romney is handling this election? I am not and positively depresed at the thought of 4 more years of Barry (god help us). If you really are a conservative, #25, #22 and #30, honor the First Amendment and allow for and encourage a variety of views and even dissent among your ranks.

Thank you #20 for seeing my views as credible.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: this9, 9/26/2012 1:04:52 PM     (No. 8891477)

#19 too

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Reply 42 - Posted by: trapper, 9/26/2012 1:14:28 PM     (No. 8891501)

Anyone who thinks passive guys can become successful turnaround guys has never worked for one, has never watched as they eviscerated the failed and incompetent management they seek to replace, and has forgotten about the sharp elbows that eliminated Mitt's competition in the primary. Here comes the pain, Barry.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: tisHimself, 9/26/2012 1:34:15 PM     (No. 8891545)

XLI, you ain't wrong. You're known and appreciated. People also know who they are and the fear is that they are representative of the Romney chain of command.

We can still pull this off and carry those stiffs across the finish line in first place.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: lencu255, 9/26/2012 1:36:38 PM     (No. 8891552)

This is the conclusion I came to:
To all republicans, conservative media persons!
Please, let's put efforts in conservative mainstream media creation.
I am so frustrated each day by hearing about media "bias", not being objective, blah, blah, blah...
It is not "bias", it is what fascists/commies did to seize power - doesn't nazi germany and soviet russia come to mind? Venezuela as well.
Media and banks is what they need and now they have it.
Conservatives need to have media outlets to counter the lefties propaganda.
And I am sure that majority of reporters, journalists, teachers and entertainers are normal, sensible people. They are just afraid to be blacklisted.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: absalom, 9/26/2012 1:50:25 PM     (No. 8891571)

Is it better a leader/politician be loved or feared? Old Nick told us. The Dems/MSM treat Romney w/contempt as they know he has little fight in him. All that breeding and manners you know. Now #12 utters a truth and the classless and intolerant are apoplectic w/rage. Predictible. Having his wife shouting 'stop it' makes the case for Mitt's timidity in spades. Apparently this mensch can't even defend himself. Romney reminds of Sally Field who was finally able to say," You really like me, don't you? You really do". Principled conservatives warned in vain about this guy from day one and were told off. 'Alea iacta est'; Suetonious.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Yephora, 9/26/2012 2:27:31 PM     (No. 8891638)

Oh, how I wish any of the above were Romney's advisors!!

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Reply 47 - Posted by: log cabin preacher, 9/26/2012 2:58:23 PM     (No. 8891709)

What I don't get is that Romney had a slimy, scorched earth campaign to get the nomination. Now all of a sudden he's gone wimpy.

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Reply 48 - Posted by: athina, 9/26/2012 4:22:55 PM     (No. 8891892)

All I've heard on the Fox radio news all day is Romney saying 'he loves America, I love America' .... Puh leese. Why is he in this defensiv position? Quit the mealymouthing and just state your case.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: M Stuart, 9/26/2012 6:52:06 PM     (No. 8892207)

It seems to me that Romney's dislike of losing is starting to show. I LIKE IT!!!

I do wish he'd pull out some of Newt's one-liners about the economy. Newt had a list of huge cuts that could be made that we wouldn't even miss. Newt is a great resource.



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Reply 50 - Posted by: Jebediah, 9/26/2012 7:13:51 PM     (No. 8892244)

New strategy my a---! I just saw his gentler than thou latest ad for Ohio on Special Report------with ALL the horrendous things re: Obama he is still going with the nice guy over his head stuff, NOT pointing out all the grievous errors and, most of all not specifying in language the average guy can understand how he can set things to right. I STILL say NYC's Abe Beeme, running against the charming John Lindsey for Mayor, had THE best ad: TIRED OF CHARISMA YET?
I am literally just sick over all of this!!!!!!!!!! And I don't want to hear Ann Romney saying how HARD all of this is......darned right it is hard. If he wasn't prepared to fight HARD he shouldn't have run.......WE are all at stake. Where are those INSTANT reply ads to Obama's mess ups......nowhere in SIGHT! He is basing everything on the debates, and that is a big risk with a sympathetic press!

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Jebediah, 9/26/2012 7:21:41 PM     (No. 8892256)

In regard to poster #29 and Colorado, my son in Denver bought and paid for a yard sign in a SEA of Obama signs, and, despite calling the campaign four times over 6 weeks, FINALLY got the sign this week....and THIS is how you fight in a state up for grabs? Give me a break! Also, people should get over criticism over this tepid campaign as some sort of disloyalty or a Dem in disguise..........we are going to LOSE, and all the excuses about the skewed polls and the rest will not disguise that fact!!!! Romney has to get tough, USE Ryan, and learn how to explain in terms the electorate can understand---e.g. that 14% tax rate, after being taxed 35% already on the investments...he just lets that go and then goes into some esoteric plans to save us. WE NEED TO HEAR WHAT HE WILL DO FOR THE AVERAGE FAMILY. That's where Obama beats him all hollow.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Lefticide, 9/26/2012 7:31:29 PM     (No. 8892268)

Don't be skeered, Mitt. Use the gom-jabbar.

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Reply 53 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 9/26/2012 7:35:29 PM     (No. 8892272)

Let's Roll!

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Reply 54 - Posted by: Dignitary Protection, 9/26/2012 7:52:04 PM     (No. 8892292)

#12 & #47, to quote former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew are "Nattering Nabobs of Negativism"

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Reply 55 - Posted by: AppleAnnie, 9/26/2012 8:46:12 PM     (No. 8892356)

#33 My sense, too. R&R are following a well developed plan. They will peak at the just right time.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: RussVet, 9/26/2012 11:30:19 PM     (No. 8892506)

Oh come on.. Least we forget voting America gave ObozoX a serious smack down in the Midterms 2010 ... Obozo lost a massive number of Governorships; overwhelmingly lost the house and almost lost the senate.... ObozoX has done nothing but screw up and embarrass America since then.

Seems we have too many on this site believing the lame stream media propaganda and slanted polls .. what hog wash .... Keep the faith; Romney will win in a landslide ... Remember how Romney aggressively and patiently took out Newt and that was not easy to do .. It is all in the timing and Romney is a master of it

In the 80s the lame stream news media and all the polls had super liberal brain dead Carter over Reagan by 4 a week before the election and Reagan won in a landslide ... Thou of little faith, get ready for a repeat .. Romney/Ryan/Reagan ...RRR ... Obozo is the dumber version of Carter if that is possible and the worst pResident in history .. dumbest ever, he even comes with a massive foreign policy wipeout just before the election just like stupid Carter

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 9/27/2012 12:23:07 AM     (No. 8892537)

The independents who will decide this election do not pay attention until the last 40 days.
ABR's have already come and gone and Obe's add blitz can't convince anyone who thinks we are in bad shape to give him 4 more years.
Most of those yelling for a knife fight and all out brawl are also those who went into decline when their choice ABR was eliminated.
They do want us to lose this election so they can pat their own backs with --i told you so


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Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/14/2014 8:38:34 AM     Post Reply
Democrats have had a recurring problem in special elections this year: Their voters aren’t turning out. If a weak economy and continued Obamacare problems persist, the November elections could be a disaster for Democrats. Last week, Democrats lost two special elections they weren’t planning to. Arlington, Va., is a classic wealthy ObamaTown, filled with government workers and limousine liberals. Mitt Romney won only 29 percent of the vote in 2012. But last Tuesday, Democrats lost their first election for the five-member Arlington County Board in 15 years when John Vihstadt, a Republican running as an independent, won a vacancy on

Nevada ranch standoff could leave
dirt on Harry Reid’s reputation
Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/13/2014 10:19:32 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said little as federal agents seized and then released cattle last week from the Bundy ranch, but there is little doubt that the highly charged episode was threatening to become a political headache for the Nevada Democrat. The Bureau of Land Management is headed by former longtime Reid aide Neil Kornze, who was confirmed by the Senate as BLM director on Tuesday, just as federal authorities descended on the cattle ranch outside Mesquite, Nev. Mr. Kornze issued a statement Saturday saying that the bureau would return the cattle and withdraw its agents from the ranch

Democrats settle on fairness
issues hoping to avoid a repeat
of 2010 midterm disaster
Washington Post, by Wesley Lowery    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/13/2014 10:16:38 PM     Post Reply
On the defensive about their prospects in the midterm elections this fall, congressional Democrats have spent all of April savaging the Republican budget proposal, decrying the Koch brothers and championing a series of bills meant to ingratiate themselves to struggling middle-class voters. In promoting legislation that would extend unemployment benefits, increase the minimum wage and promote equal pay for women, the Democrats have declared themselves the party that will ensure a “fair shot” for all. Republicans, they insist, are the party of special interests. It has been a classic Washington messaging campaign for these partisan

For Hillary Clinton and Boeing,
a beneficial relationship
Washington Post, by Rosalind S. Helderman    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 4/13/2014 10:13:05 PM     Post Reply
On a trip to Moscow early in her tenure as secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton played the role of international saleswoman, pressing Russian government officials to sign a multibillion-dollar deal to buy dozens of aircraft from Boeing. A month later, Clinton was in China, where she jubilantly announced that the aerospace giant would be writing a generous check to help resuscitate floundering U.S. efforts to host a pavilion at the upcoming World’s Fair. Boeing, she said, “has just agreed to double its contribution to $2 million.” Clinton did not point out that, to secure the donation, the State Department



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