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The juxtaposition of Obama and Romney shed light on the antithesis of who really cares about America!

Posted in 2012, America's 2%, America's 98%, Bush's Policies, Children, Current events, Deregulation, Dick Cheney, Dick morris, Donald Trump, Extreme Views, Fox News, George W. Bush, Hope for better tomorrows, Karl Rove, Koch Brothers, Misguided, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Patience, Paul Ryan, Politics, Poverty, President Obama, Progress, Racism, Recovery, Right Wing Extremists, Rush Limbaugh, Scrooge, Sean Hanity, Women's Rights with tags , , , , on November 12, 2012 by sheriffali

Mr. Optimist, President Obama, beat the crap out of the whining, Pontificating Pessimists, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and the GOP establishment!

 

The Republican paradox that giving more huge tax cuts that favors the richest two percent of Americans would somehow help the other ninety-eight percent; is incongruous.

 

We have the facts on our side to prove otherwise. Former President George W. Bush’s 2001 and 2003 trillion dollar tax cut for the rich still exists today and where has it gotten us? It didn’t create jobs during Bush’s Presidency and as a matter of fact we lost more than three million jobs during Bush’s Stewardship of the economy.

 

We are at the edge of the financial cliff and “we” must rectify by undoing the Republican’s “pledge” to the lobbyist Grover Norquist. Just imagine, Grover Norquist introduced this pledge in 1986 and it was sanctioned by then, former President Ronald Reagan. [The Republicans Greek god]

 

The pledge that has torpedoed progress for America’s Middle-Class!

 

Below is the verbatim of the pledge and I have filled it out using Paul Ryan’s name. Mitt Romney also signed the pledge.

 

“I, Paul Ryan, pledge to the taxpayers of the 1st District of the State of Wisconsin, and to the American people that I will:  ‘ONE, oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates for individuals and/or businesses; and TWO, oppose any net reduction of elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates.”  

 

This pledge is not for the greater good of 98% of the hard working American people, but it is about the Republicans using this pledge to sustain America’s 2% upper-class to become even richer!

 

 

 

A Vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan is a Vote for reinstating Bush and Cheney’s Policies that brought you misery!

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The uninformed; the haters; the dishonest; the duplicitous; those that harbor prejudice and all Americans; the homes you lost; the jobs you lost; the savings you lost; the sixteen trillion dollars National Debt; the Iraq War; the Afghanistan War; the hope you lost; and all that you held near and dear to your heart like your children’s future, that perhaps seem like a bad dream, President Obama, wasn’t then or now, the destructive force that brought you these nightmares, that came from the Policies of former President and Vice President, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney.

 

Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and all of the Republicans that have fed you the dishonesty that this is all Obama’s fault, they know, you know and I for know, that this is the most brazen lie that these duplicitous Ruritans have been using to prey on your ignorance; your frustration; your hopelessness; your hate; your prejudices and all that ails you, just so that you can empower them back into White House, The Senate and The House of Representatives.

 

President Obama has kept us from going into a depression; and the job market is growing again. We went from losing 800,000 jobs per month during the last five months of the Bush Presidency and well into the initial stages of the Obama’s Presidency, but we are moving forward again, and over the past 30 plus months, we have steady job growth to the tune of five million five hundred thousand jobs. The Dow Jones that fell to 6,500 during Bush’s stewardship has rebounded to 13,000 plus; the NASDAQ is up 125% and the Standard & Poor is up 75%. The housing market has rebounded; we have created more manufacturing jobs since 1996; The Auto Industry is back and on top again, don’t turn back now.

 

If you vote your fears; your ignorance; your prejudices; your hate and contempt for Obama because he is Half-White and Half-Black and put Mitt Romney and the Republicans back into controlling your life; the truth is, within the next two years or less, “we would be bankrupt just like Russia was in 1990.

 

Your choice your vote; “make the best of it!”

 

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Record of President Obama’s Accomplishments and not Mitt Romney and the Republicans distortions!

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1. The first bill President Obama signed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, to help women fight back when they don’t get equal pay for equal work.

2. His Recovery Act supported millions of jobs and helped to stave off a second Great Depression.

3. He pushed for and won middle-class tax cuts that benefitted every American worker, and saved the typical family $3,600 in taxes over the last four years.

4. President Obama rescued the auto industry, and now GM and Chrysler are healthier than they’ve ever been. The American auto industry has added nearly a quarter of a million jobs since June 2009 — and they most likely wouldn’t exist right now without President Obama’s leadership.

5. He doubled funding for Pell Grants, helping to make college more affordable for nearly 10 million families.

6. His student loan reform ended billions in subsidies to banks serving as middlemen and reinvested those savings directly into students.

7. The President established the American Opportunity Tax Credit, worth up to $10,000 over four years of college.

8. His Race to the Top Initiative helped spur nearly every state to raise academic standards.

 

9. His tax cuts, social-welfare programs, and economic policies lifted nearly 7 million Americans above the federal poverty line in 2010. 

10. President Obama has signed 18 tax cuts for small businesses since taking office.

11. We’ve seen 5.2 million new private-sector jobs over the last 31 months.

12. The unemployment rate is at the lowest level since President Obama took office.

13. Health care reform — passed after decades of failed attempts by every previous President — provides affordable health coverage to every American and will lower premiums by an average of $2,000 per family by 2019.

14. Obamacare expanded access to lifesaving preventive care such as cancer screenings and immunizations with no out-of-pocket costs for 54 million Americans.

15. Obamacare ends insurance discrimination against the 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions. 

16. Because of Obamacare, over 3 million more young adults have health insurance today than would if the new law hadn’t passed.

 

17. The parents of over 17 million children with pre-existing conditions no longer have to worry that their children will be denied coverage.

18. President Obama has ordered the overhaul of federal government regulations to make them smarter, practical, and more efficient. Just a fraction of these commonsense initiatives will help save businesses $10 billion in the next five years alone.

19. His historic investments in clean energy have helped more than double the amount of electricity we obtain from wind and solar sources and helped increase biofuel production to its highest level in history.

20. President Obama is doubling fuel efficiency standards, which will save drivers more than $8,000 at the gas pump, not to mention lessen the impact of automobiles on our environment.

21. President Obama has taken unprecedented action to address climate change, reaching historic international agreements to curb carbon emissions, and taking action here at home to reduce carbon pollution from our vehicles and promote clean energy production.

22. He has taken historic action to protect our environment — signing one of the largest expansions of protected wilderness in a generation and putting in place standards to reduce toxic air pollution that will save thousands of lives.

23. President Obama fought for and won landmark Wall Street reform that reins in the abuses that led to the financial crisis and ends the era of taxpayer bailouts and “too big to fail.”

 

24. Wall Street reform created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the nation’s first federal agency focused solely on consumer financial protection — and the Bureau is already protecting families from unfair and abusive financial practices from Wall Street banks and shadowy corners of the financial industry.

25. As part of President Obama’s commitment to transparency, the White House has posted its visitor records online for the first time ever.

26. President Obama’s all-of-the-above approach to energy has helped cut the United States’ dependence on foreign oil to its lowest level in 20 years.

27. President Obama responsibly ended the war in Iraq.

28. He announced a plan to end the war in Afghanistan and transition security responsibility to the Afghan people.

29. President Obama sent the largest security assistance package to Israel in history and funded the Iron Dome system, which is protecting Israeli homes and schools from rocket attacks.

30. President Obama rallied the international community to implement the toughest sanctions on Iran in history.

31. Through the President’s historic increases in Veterans Affairs funding, he has expanded and improved healthcare and job training access for our returning veterans.

 

32. President Obama negotiated the New START Treaty with Russia to reduce the number of nuclear weapons in both countries. At the same time, he also secured commitments from dozens of other countries to lock down nuclear materials.

33. His administration naturalized 11,146 military service members as U.S. citizens in 2010; more than in any year since 1955.

34. President Obama set a bold new plan for the future of NASA space exploration, using the skill and ability of the private sector for short trips to the International Space Station, while building a new vehicle for exploration of distant space, and doing everything in his power to support the economy on Florida’s Space Coast.

35. President Obama recognizes that tourism is one of America’s largest economic engines; he’s worked to encourage international visitors to come here, maintaining our security while keeping millions of Americans in good, paying jobs.

36. He has affirmed his personal support of marriage equality, directed the Justice Department to stop defending DOMA in federal courts, and took the practical and compassionate step of extending hospital visitation rights to same-sex partners.

37. He fought for and won the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, allowing gay and lesbian members of the military to serve openly for the first time in history.

38. When Congress failed to fix our broken immigration system, his administration did everything in its power to improve it, streamlining the legal immigration process and announcing a policy that lifts the shadow of deportation from hard working young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

 

39. Oh, and he gave the order to send troops in after Osama Bin Laden — and have decimated al-Qaeda’s senior leadership.

 

 

[Rated “R.”] The deceitful piece of shit – Mitt Romney, is a lying ass-hole, Bull-Shitter and Shyster; and that is, without a doubt!

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Not all, but the people that possess so much hate for Obama and would instead vote for this lying fucking ass-hole – Mitt Romney, if he ends up being President and screws the country worst than George W. Bush, then they would have deserved all that Romney dishes out.

 

One does not have to guess; Mitt Romney is a BULL-SHITTER; SHYSTER; A LIAR; who is fundamentally dishonest, that should be self evident to the public since Romney ran for the Senate in 1994. People are either blind, deaf and dumb willfully, and in addition they perhaps are prejudiced and full of hate, that they would rather see the country go to hell in a basket, than vote for the man that kept us from falling into a depression; stabilized our financial system; got the housing market back on the right track; had Osama Bin Laden killed which Bush should have done, and in addition, he has a long list of accomplishments for which the only reason why some people can’t see it, is solely because they don’t want too!

 

Just imagine how frigging stupid we have become, Romney made a 180 degree turn during the Presidential Debates from all of his prior positions which is nothing short of duplicity. Mitt Romney’s economic plan that he has advocated, is worst than what Bush did, and yes, The Republican Party who couldn’t stand him, now “STANDS WITH HIM!”

 

Drunken John Sununu literally called General Colin Powell a racist because Mr. Powell endorsed President Obama for his reelection; Ann Coulter the DIKE, called Obama a retard; Sarah Palin that crazy bitch, in her remarks about Obama used the word “jive,” and many other people within the Republican Party have made very disparaging remarks  disrespectful to the President, and, Mitt Romney, a man without any shame or principle; a man without out BALLS; is bankrupt of any courage to say anything to these people, despite the fact that they speak for him.

 

 

Think about this!

 

Romney only released 2 Tax Returns; he has and continues to bank his money in Bermuda, The Caymans and Switzerland, and has invested his money in China’s Oil Industry, and it is that same man, Romney the SHYSTER, that promises the American people that he would do what is right for them if they vote for him, and yes, many have believed him.

 

The Republicans and their extremist colleagues have spent the past four years lying about the mythical Obama that they have created, and as such, the most recent Polling data revealed that only 38% of Whites support Obama. All this bull-shit over the past four years about “taking our country back,” the catalyst behind that is really to take us back prior to 1964 and beyond. I wouldn’t be surprised if those “fuckers” on Fox News in the very near future new uniform becomes representative of the K K K!

George W. Bush dropped “DAISY CUTTER FINANCIAL BOMBS” on us and threw us into the fucking CRATERS; and for the Jerk Off Republicans who helped to create the financial mess, they get annoyed whenever anyone reference Bush for our present predicament These are the same Neocons that Romney has surrounded himself with and yes, these are the same schemers that damn near bankrupted us.  Richard Haas told Bush that going to war with Iraq would only last six days. It is the fuck-ups like Haas, John Bolton, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice and others that are Romney’s advisors.

 

 

POLITICO: A cold shower for Romney and the GOP:

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As an antidote to the (perhaps) irrational Republican exuberance that seems to have seized D.C., we pause for the following public-service announcement.

 

To be President, you have to win states, not debates. And Mitt Romney has a problem. Despite a great debate and what The Wall Street Journal’s Neil King Jr. on Sunday called a polling “surge,” Romney has not put away a single one of the must-have states. President Obama remains the favorite because he only needs to win a couple of the toss-ups. Mitt needs to win most of them.

 

Most polling shows Romney trailing in Ohio, Wisconsin, Nevada, New Hampshire and Iowa – by MORE than Obama trails in North Carolina. Glenn Thrush and Jonathan Martin reminded of us of the 2008 primary analogy:

 

Whatever else Hillary Clinton had, Barack Obama had the math. And math, not momentum, gets you the big house, the bulletproof car, the cool plane. We now resume our regularly scheduled Playbook.

 

JONATHAN CHAIT, writing on the New York mag blog “Daily Intel,” tells Dems to quit freaking out – “Romney Says He’s Winning – It’s a Bluff “:

 

“Romney is carefully attempting to project an atmosphere of momentum, in the hopes of winning positive media coverage and, thus, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. … Karl Rove employed exactly this strategy in 2000. As we now know, the race was excruciatingly close, and Al Gore won the national vote by half a percentage point. But at the time, Bush projected a jaunty air of confidence.

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was the first Bill President Obama signed into law in 2009.

Posted in America's 2%, America's 98%, ANN ROMNEY, Bermuda, Binders of women, Cayman Islands, Completely Wrong, Current events, Deregulation, Extreme Views, George W. Bush, Housing Market, Human Vulture, Liar, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Politics, Republicans, Right Wing Extremists, Scrooge, Shyster, Women's Rights on October 18, 2012 by sheriffali

This is another realistic example of how President Obama “stands” up for women’s rights period. And yes, this is another example of Mitt Romney’s hypocrisy on women’s rights!

 

This Act levels the playing field for women to be paid the same as their male counter-part for doing the same job as men do, but when Mitt Romney was asked about his thoughts on this Legislation, his answer was: “I will get back with you!”

 

On January 22, 1973, Roe V Wade, The Supreme Court in a Landmark decision with a 7 – 2 majority vote in favor of Roe; a woman’s right to choose [410 U.S. 113] became the law of the land. This law that has been protecting the rights of women to choose going on 40 years, Mitt Romney during the Primaries said that if he becomes President, he would support Legislation to overturn Roe V Wade. Mr. Romney was so extreme in his advocacy; he went on to say “all abortions would be illegal, even in the case of incest, rape or the risk of the Mother’s life.”

 

And now like everything else, Mitt Romney is signing a different tune because he needs the women’s vote. Why women would lend their support to Mitt Romney, would forever remain inconceivable to me.

 

Everything Mitt Romney stood for prior, when he sought the Republican Nomination in 2007, he flip flopped and was against it. And now in 2012, he has changed his mind again, trying to walk back his extremism.

 

Mitt Romney’s Candidacy For President Is A PONZI SCHEME Against The American People!

Posted in America's 2%, America's 98%, ANN ROMNEY, Bermuda, Bernard Madoff, Completely Wrong, Current events, Deregulation, Extreme Views, George W. Bush, GOP PLATFORM, Housing Market, Karl Rove, Koch Brothers, Liar, Misguided, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan, Politics, Poverty, President Obama, Progress, Recovery, Republicans, Right Wing Extremists, Scrooge, Shyster, Sub-Prime Mortgage, Super Pac, The Elderly, Todd Akins, Veterans, Vulture Romney, Women's Rights on October 16, 2012 by sheriffali

That would amount to Trillions of Dollars in Tax Cuts for Romney and his Rich Friends. If after Mitt Romney’s Twenty Years in the spotlight, you don’t know who and what Romney is; then you are truly uninformed or full of so much hate, that you would deny President Obama a second term and allow Mitt Romney to become President that is against not only your best interest, but that of your children and your children’s children and the generations to come.

 

Everything Mitt Romney stood for when he wanted Former Senator Ted Kennedy Senate Seat [1994] and when Romney ran for Governor of Massachusetts [2003], he became totally against it when he decided to run for President in 2007.

 

During the Republican Primaries in 2011 and 2012, Mitt Romney became an even greater extremist then Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, just to get the Nomination. And, now that he got the Republican Nomination he totally disavows just about everything he stood for over the past two years.

 

A vote for Mitt Romney for President is a vote against America and 98 percent of the American people. Perhaps, just perhaps, you should contemplate what you are about to do on November 6th 2012.

 

No other President was handed the mountain of problems as President Obama did when George W. Bush two terms ended.

 

Our financial structure was in danger!

 

Our credibility around the world was in danger from Bush’s go it alone Policy.

 

Job losses from September and each month thereafter were on the average 800,000.

 

Obama was handed two precarious wars; “not paid for.”

 

Two major tax cuts totally one trillion dollars, “not paid for.”

 

An annual deficit of almost a trillion dollars;

 

A National Debt of ten trillion four hundred billion dollars;

 

An Auto Industry that was almost dead;

 

An OSAMA BIN LADEN that was alive and raising hell!

 

Now, you take the above information and compare to where we are today and if you are still going to vote for Mitt Romney, then, I haven’t anything left to say to you.

 

Libya’s tragedy 9/11/12 and United States tragedy 9/11/01 in context!

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LIBYA: Is Obama viewed by some as a careless human being or is there something more sinister?

 

Former President George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and others sat on vital information for months prior to the devastating terrorist act on September 11, 2001, including the NIE [National Intelligence Estimate] on August 6th 2001 that explicitly read;

 

“Al Qaeda determined to strike within the United States using Air Crafts as Lethal Weapons.” That statement was at the top of the President’s daily briefing.

 

Please note that this is no hyperbole. This NIE document became public in 2004 after the media including The Associated Press sued under the Freedom of Information Act and the Court ruled it was in the interest of the American People to have this information. (Mr. Bush had refused to release the information voluntarily when National Security Advisor to George W. Bush and other Officials he and his administration were asked about it.) One day after that horrible tragedy Condoleezza Rice in a News Briefing was asked if she as the including President Bush, had any information about terrorist using Aircrafts as Weapons. Ms. Rice flatly denied that they had any such information.

 

Now, that was a terrible tragedy and America and the world came together as a society against these terrorists. In this Libya situation we can all agree that this is a Tragedy that our Ambassador and three other amazing Americans died on the September 11, 2012. However, why in this latest tragedy you hear the voices of the extreme right making all of these unpatriotic statements solely for political benefits? Is it because to some President Obama is a lesser human being than former President George W. Bush, or is there something more sinister?

 

I give credit to former President George W. Bush as one of the Republicans who didn’t try to blame President Obama in this Libyan matter. I am sure as a former President; he knows that despite the title, “we are all fallible human beings.”

 

On the other hand, Mr. Bermuda; Mr. Cayman Island; Mr. Flip Flopper; Mr. Outright Liar; well, he is going to milk this for all he thinks he can get out it; Mitt Romney, a man without any shame; conscience, a man whose religion is Mormonism but whose God is MONEY!

What America needs! Hide your money in Bermuda, Caymans, and Switzerland; hide your Tax Returns from the America people:

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Mitt Romney is just what America needs! Hide your money in Bermuda, Caymans and Switzerland; invest in China’s Oil Industry; hide you Tax Returns from the American people; change your positions as often as it takes in order to win; speak disparagingly about your fellow Americans as “free-loaders; deny what you have said if it is working against you [lie]; and don’t forget, form 137 entities in Bermuda to avoid paying Taxes in America and yes, blame the other guy for everything that ails America!

 

Polls prove that the first presidential debate upended the race.

Immediately after the debate, coverage focused on polls that moved in Romney’s direction. After all, a Gallup survey showed that 72 percent of debate watcherssaid Romney did a better job, the most lopsided debate readout Gallup has ever recorded.

But there is little evidence that the debate decisively moved the needle in key swing states. In six state surveys released Thursday by two well-regarded polling partnerships — NBC-Wall Street Journal-Marist and CBS-New York Times-Quinnipiac — there were virtually no shifts for either candidate compared with pre-debate polls.

Nationally, the debate effect may have quickly faded. In Washington Post-ABC News polling after last week’s face-off, voters had more positive reactions to Romney on the first two nights after the debate than on the next two. In Gallup tracking, the post-debate tally is nearly identical to what it was in the preceding days. And one new Florida poll shows momentum for Romney but another doesn’t.

The presidential race has long been characterized as tightly competitive and voters as overwhelmingly locked-in. The first debate seems to have done little to alter these basic, well-documented story lines.

The best polls are those that correctly predict an election’s outcome.

Getting elections “right” is a necessary but insufficient reason to put great stock in polls. Some surveys could be well-modeled — adjusted to previous elections or to hunches, including, some surmise, tweaks to agree with other polls. (Few pollsters relish being an outlier.)

Both the Republican-leaning Rasmussen Reports and the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling have track records that some view favorably, but both use automated phone calls with recorded voices to collect data (“Press 1 for Obama, 2 for Romney,” etc.), revealing a basic flaw: It’s against federal law to have computers dial cellphones, so most “robopolls” ignore about 30 percent of U.S. adults.

At a minimum, excluding cellphones means these polls are increasingly reliant on statistical weighting. They might make up for a lack of young people, for instance, by counting several times the answers from the few younger respondents. Peter Miller, a recent president of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, points out the root problem with weighting: “The more you rely on weights, the more you risk being wrong for reasons you don’t understand.”

It is always better to look at polls’ methodology, not just their results. What’s more, the “horse race” findings are often among the least important parts of a good poll. What issues motivate voters? And who is motivated to vote? These are more crucial to understanding an election than whether a candidate is up two, three or six percentage points.

Polls are skewed if they don’t interview equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans.

Political junkies quickly scan each poll release to see the “party ID split” — the proportions of self-identified Democrats, Republicans and independents in the sample. It makes sense: With party loyalty as strong as it is, the numbers of Democratic and Republican respondents in a survey make a huge difference. But to think, as many do, that there should be equal numbers from each party is off-base, particularly when looking at polls meant to assess the general population’s views.

Though voters seem split down the middle, there have generally been more Democrats than Republicans in the country since pollsters started tracking partisan allegiances after World War II. There is often more parity in election tallies, as Republicans tend to be more reliable voters than Democrats, but that also depends on the year.

Artificially evening out a poll’s partisan balance or arbitrarily setting it to match someone’s guess at turnout on Election Day may make one side a bit happier — but at the expense of distorting the current state of play.

News outlets are biased in presenting polls favorable toward President Obama.

Media-bashing is at a peak among conservatives, and some on the right routinely dismiss any poll showing Obama ahead of Romney. (And some on the left reflexively scorn polls in which Romney leads.) Before recent surveys turned in Romney’s direction, one conservative blogger went so far as to set up UnskewedPolls.com, a site offering “adjusted” public polls, tilted to favor Romney by manipulating the samples to be more Republican.

In truth, news organizations have only one bias — toward news.

Nothing demonstrates this better than the recent coverage of the Pew Research Center’s post debate-national poll, which showed big, across-the-board movements from Obama toward Romney. The Washington Post splashed the poll on its front page, and the survey provided days of fodder for cable news, illustrating that the media gravitate toward a competitive race, big shifts and conflict much more than one political party or the other.

 Article by: John Cohen – Washington post

 

 

Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Karl Rove, The Koch Brothers; do you think that they are on your side?

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FACT NOT HYPERBOLE

 

 

If our memory is so short to forget the suffering former President George W. Bush and his party left us in, literally hanging over the Financial Cliff and can’t see that there isn’t one penny worth of difference between Mitt Romney and George W. Bush, then vote for Romney and watch him actually throw America off the cliff.

 

Fact, not hyperbole; Mitt Romney formed 137 (Shell) Companies in the Caymans for the sole purpose of avoiding taxes in order to enrich his own pocket. If Mr. Romney wanted to just chase money then there wouldn’t be a problem at all, but he wants to be President of the United States, a man who has bank accounts in Bermuda, Switzerland, made a major investment in China’s Oil Industry and who wouldn’t release more than two years of tax returns; a man who have been telling the American people I would give everyone a 20% tax reduction across the board that totals five trillion dollars; add two trillion dollars to the defense budget and keep Bush’s tax cut of one trillion dollars and that he would still balance the budget, how stupid are the people to believe such phantasmagoric rationales and internecine policies?

 

 

The uninformed Voters

 

 

Just imagine how shallow we have become in America! Obama had a lack-luster debate; Romney on the other hand lied and disavowed everything he stood for and the majority of Americans gave Romney the victory in the debate!

 

I wonder if America sees how unequivocally stupid we are viewed, especially when we continually try to tell the rest of the world about Democracy, Honesty, and in addition, criticize other world Leaders for duplicity!

 

What an exceptional example we are providing to our children – Lying is a virtue; believing in nothing and chasing money will help build their character. When you grow up hide your money in Bermuda, The Caymans and Switzerland, Invest in China, Vote to give more to the wealthy and your country would be better from the trickled down economics. O yes! We are doing a fine job. We ought to be sincerely ASHAMED!

 

The reason why the Polls are so extreme is not because of the Pollsters, but solely because the American people, not all but many, have no in-depth knowledge of how just how corrupt Politicians are, especially the Republicans.