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Mitt Romney: Obama
worse than even I expected

Washington Times, by S.A. Miller

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/19/2014 5:31:01 PM

Beckley, WV - Mitt Romney said Tuesday that the problems inflicted by President Obama’s policies are even worse than he predicted during the 2012 presidential campaign. “It’s been a good deal worse than even I expected,” Mr. Romney told reporters after headlining a rally here for Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. “I was not a big fan of the president’s policies, as you know, either domestically or internationally,” he said. “But the results of his mistakes and errors, in my opinion, have been more severe than even I would have predicted.” Mr. Romney, former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican

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At this point, Romney reminds me of the CHP ads on TV when i was in high school. The punch line was something about, "Not being dead right." We are on the Road to 0bama´s perdition and only stronger leadership after he´s gone can possibly save our nation. 0bama has caused a rift in too many daily aspects of governance that need to be addressed immediately by a bipartisan Congress, especial in the area of military defense and border security.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 8/19/2014 5:40:08 PM     (No. 9972426)

Well then it is probably just as well Mitt lost the election, because Obama is NOT worse than I expected. He is, however, no better than I expected either.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kofcfn, 8/19/2014 5:44:39 PM     (No. 9972429)

Touche!?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: danvillebill, 8/19/2014 5:49:44 PM     (No. 9972438)

He was elected and re-elected.

The American electorate is dumber than even I expected.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jfodoch, 8/19/2014 5:56:16 PM     (No. 9972451)

You were a shoo-in, Mitt, if only you had wanted it enough to earn it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bpl40, 8/19/2014 5:57:28 PM     (No. 9972455)

Unfortunately for me he is turning out to be exactly what I feared.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 8/19/2014 5:58:05 PM     (No. 9972456)

Thank you making kissy-kissy-nice-nice during the campaign, Mittens.

Because you were such a wimp - - we were saddled with a commie president for another four years.

Go away, you wuss.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: wsdiego, 8/19/2014 5:58:08 PM     (No. 9972457)

Democrat policies on display! So what else is new?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 8/19/2014 6:03:42 PM     (No. 9972467)

again..
he proves himself to be a white gloved pollyanna..
go back to your country club..

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Reply 9 - Posted by: NYbob, 8/19/2014 6:26:15 PM     (No. 9972490)

If you had bothered to read the 2 books he ´wrote´ it would have been crystal clear about what you were up against. That and being clueless about how to handle an opposition press, meant that once you were done beating up Republicans, you were lost. Nice job on your computer organization. THAT was where you were supposed to have some skills. I voted for you, but your campaign was weaker than your dad´s.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Mother of AL, 8/19/2014 6:40:39 PM     (No. 9972505)

I agree with everyone that we all KNEW exactly what he would be like. However, I do not agree with # 3, 0 did not win the last election fairly. Voter fraud was rampant, the election was stolen. I am fearful of that again in 2014 and 2016. I do think there will be so much against him in 2014 it will be obvious if they steal the mid-terms. But I am not sure by the time 2016 arrives anyone will be able to bring this country back.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mc squared, 8/19/2014 6:41:36 PM     (No. 9972506)

Apparently , you can fool Mitt Romney 100% of the time but not me.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 8/19/2014 6:49:40 PM     (No. 9972514)

El Foldo has a brief moment of mental clarity.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: woofwoofwoof, 8/19/2014 7:03:05 PM     (No. 9972528)

How much worse, Mitt, would you say 47%?



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Reply 14 - Posted by: Axeman, 8/19/2014 7:21:44 PM     (No. 9972559)

He could still get worse.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LouD, 8/19/2014 7:27:58 PM     (No. 9972570)

Sounds like some of you posters are blaming Mitt. But if you look closer, it is those of you who stayed home rather than vote, because you didn´t like Romney, or Mormons or whatever.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/19/2014 7:41:24 PM     (No. 9972581)

None of that matters now #16, the unfortunate thing for Romney is the more he talks he himself confirms our deep reservations about him.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 8/19/2014 7:42:46 PM     (No. 9972584)

What can you say, but...

Aaaaarrrrggghhhh!!!

I am so weary of this. So, so weary.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: skedaddle, 8/19/2014 7:55:26 PM     (No. 9972604)

0bama´s not a bit worse than I expected. But then I´m not rich and sheltered from the mistakes politicians make.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: jerseytomato, 8/19/2014 7:59:42 PM     (No. 9972612)

#3 - it´s doubtful our ballot box has been honest. With the DOJ suing states who try to enforce voter ID laws, it´s becoming more dubious by the day.

As for Mitt Romney - he is not alone. Who could have ever imagined that our CIC could be so common, so quickly.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/19/2014 8:06:26 PM     (No. 9972623)

Romney needs to run. There is no other strong candidate. There is no perfect candidate and Ted Cruz could not win in a general election.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: doublesharp, 8/19/2014 8:27:02 PM     (No. 9972655)

#21, you tell em, Valerie!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 8/19/2014 8:27:09 PM     (No. 9972656)

Conservatives certainly knew that BO was a serious problem back in 2008. After his first term, you didn´t KNOW how lousy BO was? This was your problem Mitt, I supported you and thought you would make a good president, Mitt. But you have the reverse problem of BO. BO is a passionate campaigner but a lousy executive. Mitt, you lack the passion to win against a determined enemy. You tend to give moral equivalence to your opponent. BO and his socialist ideology is the enemy of our country´s founding principles. You didn´t see that Mitt and you didn´t become incensed at the threat BO posed. The second term problems were predictable and worse is yet to come.

Wake up!

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Reply 23 - Posted by: two frogs, 8/19/2014 8:46:06 PM     (No. 9972664)

4,000,000 evangelical Christians did not vote in 2012. I blame them as much as the looney left.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Nashman, 8/19/2014 8:48:05 PM     (No. 9972667)

Oh... shut up, Mitt. You soft-peddled your way through the election process. The only time you were tough was against Republican opponents. Yes... I voted for you, but only because, unlike you, I KNEW what Barry was like. It was plain as day. Go away.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Safari Man, 8/19/2014 8:58:07 PM     (No. 9972674)

Its easier to defraud elections than I expected.


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Reply 26 - Posted by: FunOne, 8/19/2014 8:59:22 PM     (No. 9972676)

Why do candidates wearing the republican label feel the need to play defense all of the time, and refuse to go on offense?

I held my nose and voted for Romney, but I sure hope we have a flame thrower for a candidate the next time, and he/she is committed to burning the democrat opponent.

I can dream, can´t I?

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Safari Man, 8/19/2014 9:01:19 PM     (No. 9972680)

#24 I am still suspicious of that stat. Where did that come from? Is there any way to back it up? I just feel like it way too easy in this internet age to promulgate stats like that. It seems like a thinly veiled cover for the Obama election fraud scheme whereby they hacked into the database, switched a bunch of votes from Romney to Obola. Such a hack attack could very easily explain the "lower turnout" among conservatives.


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Reply 28 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 8/19/2014 9:14:30 PM     (No. 9972689)

#24 repeating the liberal RINO narrative.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 8/19/2014 9:39:24 PM     (No. 9972710)

I have seen comments about voters staying home but nothing to back it up. I don´t believe that. Think about Chick Fila day. Everyone turned out for that just by word of mouth. And so what if Mitt is a Mormon? It should have been known by Zippy´s second term that he was a muzzie. I´ll take a Mormon over a muzzie any day. Bottom line is voter fraud is slapping the snot out of conservatives and will continue to do so because the libs have been doing it for years and they get better and better each election cycle. Not sure we can ever win another one unless the libs LET us win one.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: kahunavol, 8/19/2014 10:14:07 PM     (No. 9972761)

If you´re going to try and argue that 4 million evangelicals stayed home then you have to be prepared to say they have stayed home in such numbers since before 2004 because GWB got roughly the same number of evangelical votes Romney did.

Here´s the truth but feel free to be a lofo poster. From the National Journal two days after the election and many other sources. It´s offensive as a conservative to be blamed for Romney´s loss, even more so when you could spend 30 seconds to find out whether your meme holds water.

"79 percent of white evangelicals voted for Romney on Tuesday. That´s the same percentage that Bush received in 2004, and more than Sen. John McCain received in 2008. The evangelical vote was 27 percent of the overall electorate -- the highest it´s ever been for an election."

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Reply 31 - Posted by: dman, 8/19/2014 10:47:10 PM     (No. 9972812)

So what remedy does Mr. Romney (who I voted for - I did not stay home) suggest at this point? What do any of the GOP leaders suggest - other than marching to the polls like obedient drones and giving them the Senate? Then what?

What will Mitch do as majority leader to stop the treason? Can the nation stand 29 more months of it? What would even change in January 2017? Tell us what we are voting for.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: smcchk, 8/19/2014 10:55:08 PM     (No. 9972822)

Name a candidate, #22. Name one. In all these comments bashing Mitt, I do not see one other name mentioned for ’16. Get beyond the Mitt-bashing, folks, and start thinking of someone to run!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 8/20/2014 1:50:00 AM     (No. 9972949)

We would have been much better off if Newt or Herman Cain or Bachman or Santorum or McCain would have been our nominee. We would have won for sure. Big sarcasm.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 8/20/2014 2:28:25 AM     (No. 9972963)

I remember when the worthless liar Obama was first elected, people were ´crying´ with joy? I knew that eventually they would be crying again, but not for the same reason. How stupid can you get, electing someone you don´t know, based only on their skin color? They say people get the leaders they deserve.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 8/20/2014 5:22:46 AM     (No. 9972999)

#29, speaking from the third-grade classroom.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: tisHimself, 8/20/2014 11:12:44 AM     (No. 9973459)

The fact that there are still the remaining handful of Romney enthusiasts defending what most of us knew about Romney, and by extension, his loyalists is both predictable and sad. Gingrich, Bachman, Santorum, yes all of them loudly and articulately described in full detail and at every opportunity the threat the current president and his regime present to the social and economic institutions of this country. Romney and his loyalists, like the uber liberal republicans of the Romney and Rockefeller view religious people, small government, family values oriented voters as a contemptible threat. JUST. AS. OBAMA. DOES.
High taxes, heavy regulation, gay marriage, federal promotion of abortion, gun restriction. Liberal republicans like Romney and the romneybots find themselves more in step with democrats than conservatives, more at home with the cocktail parties and happy hours on K street, hence the threat they see is the threat to their existence.
We need to stop taking Romney, and by extension, his full throated fourth grade level supporters, seriously. Gravitas indeed.

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‘Makes You a Member of the Flat
Earth Society’

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Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
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Shawn Donovan, director of the Office of Management and Budget, said on Friday that if you don’t believe in climate change and support federal spending to fight it, you believe the earth is flat. “The failure to invest in climate solutions and climate preparedness doesn’t get you membership in a fiscal conservatives caucus,” Donovan said at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. “It makes you a member of the Flat Earth Society.” Donovan, who formerly ran the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama, is now in charge of the arm of the executive branch

Obama Says Senate Vote To Arm
Syrian Rebels Was US Politics
´At Its Best´

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Business Insider, by Hunter Walker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/19/2014 5:13:01 AM     Post Reply
The U.S Senate passed a bill Thursday evening that will give President Barack Obama the authority to arm moderate Syrian rebels, which is a key part of his plan to fight the jihadist group Islamic State (also known as ISIS and ISIL). Shortly after the Senate passed the bill, which was passed by the House on Wednesday, Obama spoke from the White House. "I´m pleased that Congress, a majority of Democrats and a majority of Republicans in both the House and Senate, have now voted to support a key element of our strategy," Obama said. Obama, who reiterated the fact

Security breached:
Intruder gets into White House

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Associated Press, by Josh Lederman    Original Article
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Washington - The Secret Service is coming under intense scrutiny after a man who hopped the White House fence made it all the way through the front door before being apprehended. President Barack Obama and his daughters had just departed the White House on Friday evening when an intruder scaled the north fence, darted across the lawn and into the presidential residence, where agents nabbed him. The security breach triggered a rare evacuation of much of the White House, with Secret Service officers drawing their guns as they rushed staffers and journalists out a side door.

John Kerry: US At War With
The ´Enemy of Islam´

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Breitbart Big Peace, by Jordan Schachtel    Original Article
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On Thursday In a session with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Secretary of State John Kerry was asked by Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) whether America was at war in Iraq and Syria. (Video) Kerry responded: “If you’re more comfortable calling it a war against this enemy of Islam then please do so. We’re happy to call it that.” So its official: America is at war with the enemy of Islam. However, strange bedfellows arise if the Obama administration so chooses to uphold Kerry’s claim that we are at war with the enemy(s) of Islam. The following displays that Secretary

Au revoir, ISIS fighters: French
jets kill dozens of jihadists,
destroy munitions facility

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New York Daily News, by Corky Siemaszko    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 9/19/2014 11:59:30 PM     Post Reply
The French did for President Obama on Friday what they refused to do for his predecessor — they joined the fight in Iraq. Two Rafale fighter planes armed with laser-guided bombs “entirely destroyed” an Islamic State munitions depot and killed dozens of ISIS fighters, making France the first coalition country to make good on its promise to battle the murderous militants. “Other operations will follow in the coming days with the same goal — to weaken this terrorist organization and come to the aid of the Iraqi authorities,” French President Francois Hollande vowed. The French famously said “non” in 2003 when President Bush


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