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

Posted in Abortion, America's 2%, America's 98%, ANN ROMNEY, Bermuda, Bill Clinton, Cayman Islands, Children, Completely Wrong, Condoleeza Rice - Liar, Deregulation, Extreme Views, George W. Bush, Housing Market, Human Vulture, Karl Rove, Koch Brothers, Liar, Misguided, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan, Politics, Poverty, Recovery, Right Wing Extremists, Scrooge, Shyster, Sub-Prime Mortgage, Super Pac, The Elderly, Todd Akins, Veterans, Vulture Romney, Women's Rights on October 13, 2012 by sheriffali

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

 

 

Bush took us into the deepest Recession; Obama kept us from falling into a Depression!

Posted in America's 2%, America's 98%, ANN ROMNEY, Condoleeza Rice - Liar, Extreme Views, George W. Bush, Hope for better tomorrows, Housing Market, humility, Michelle Obama, Misguided, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Politics, Poverty, President Obama, Progress, Republicans, Sub-Prime Mortgage, The Elderly, Veterans, Vulture Romney, Women's Rights with tags , , , , on October 6, 2012 by sheriffali

Beyond the shifting job numbers, what matters is how, with right fiscal-monetary policy mix, and astute management, Obama has held on firmly against all the odds in preventing the US economy from falling into a Depression.

 

As for the clearing of the mess that he had inherited from the preceding Republican administration, let alone Obama, no other President in his place could have done much to fix the economy than perhaps he did, despite constant hurdles presented by the Republican opposition.

 

Again, as far as the employment situation is concerned, it’s not the government driven effort only that matters, rather equally important is private sector push, that was deliberately withheld, leaving Obama alone to do whatever he could to at least not allow further deterioration of our Economy and Employment!

 

There is rough justice in the way things are playing out. Having spent the last year wrongly blaming the president for high unemployment, Republicans can only stand by helplessly as the unemployment rate goes down at the worst possible moment for them. Fox News scoured the data Friday, looking for signs that the economy wasn’t improving. They found some: high unemployment for African-Americans, for instance, and fewer manufacturing jobs.

Mitt Romney, Mr. Shyster, was LYING his ASS OFF during the first Presidential Debate…

Posted in ANN ROMNEY, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Current events, Deregulation, Extreme Views, George W. Bush, Housing Market, Liar, Michelle Obama, Misguided, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan, Politics, Poverty, President Obama, Scrooge, Shyster, Sub-Prime Mortgage, The Elderly, Todd Akins, Vulture Romney, Women's Rights on October 4, 2012 by sheriffali

What the Wednesday night Presidential Debate proved is that Mr. Shyster, Mitt Romney was LYING his ASS OFF without conscience or shame and somehow believes that the American people are just dumb and stupid!

Mitt Romney insisted that he doesn’t have a $5 trillion tax cut in his plan, and that he won’t reduce the taxes paid by the wealthiest Americans. On the stump, Romney has pushed to lower everyone’s tax rates by 20%, an amount independent groups say will reduce federal revenue by $5 trillion over the next decade.

Obama charged that for the past year-and-half, his opponent has been running on such a tax plan and now his“big, bold idea is ‘never mind.'” 

CNN took an instant Poll which in itself is very dumb and declared Romney the winner. It would be amazing to see that within the next several days when Mitt Romney is still behind in the Swing States, you would see these same Pundits climbing all over Romney’s ass.

The News Media would never call the Presidential Election in November “as a lost cause” for Romney which perhaps are their duty, but in truth an in fact, Mitt Romney would never win the Presidency and for one sole reason; “The Majority of The American people do not trust Romney.” They are fully cognizant that for the past two decades, Romney has changed his position on almost every Policy and that, “it would be financial suicide to accept Mitt Romney’s word on any promises he makes.” 

The Republican brain drain!

Posted in 2012, Abortion, America's 98%, ANN ROMNEY, Arabs, Bermuda, Brain Dead, Cayman Islands, Children, Condoleeza Rice - Liar, Crazy, Deregulation, Extreme Views, George W. Bush, Housing Market, Human Vulture, Misguided, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan, Politics, Poverty, President Obama, Recovery, Republicans, Right Wing Extremists, Sub-Prime Mortgage, Super Pac, The Elderly, Todd Akins, Veterans, Vulture Romney, Women's Rights on September 25, 2012 by sheriffali

By Richard Cohen, Published: September 24 Washington Post

In 1980 Ronald Reagan won the Republican nomination. He beat a future president, George H.W. Bush; two future Senate majority leaders, Howard Baker and Bob Dole; and two lesser-known congressmen. This year Mitt Romney won the GOP nomination. He beat a radio host, a disgraced former House speaker, a defeated Senate candidate, a former appointee of the Obama administration, a tongue-tied Texas governor, a prevaricating religious zealot who happens to serve in the House of Representatives and a cranky libertarian doctor. Where did all the talent go?

Until the Republican Party can answer this question, it makes no sense to continue to carp about Mitt Romney and the startlingly incompetent presidential campaign he’s running. His faults as a politician are manifest. He is robotic, unknowable (his own wife asserted at the national convention that “he made me laugh” and then failed to cite a single humorous moment), ideologically incoherent and severely out of touch with the average American. He is his party’s nominee because, like the one-eyed man in the valley of the blind, he is just the best of the worst.

Since Republicans are so focused on the individual and not on the system that produced him, they miss the real problem. The system in this case is the series of incredibly damaging primaries and caucuses that, in the crucial early stages, produce a candidate who could sweep Bavaria. The Iowa caucuses alone take the GOP so far to the right that it all but dooms the winner. Romney had to vow to stop thinking. He had to virtually declare himself anti-Hispanic (criticizing Texas for providing tuition discounts to the college-age children of illegal immigrants). While he has now moderated his approach, it is a bit late. Hispanic is not Spanish for Stupid.

Across the board, Romney pandered to the right. He did so on guns, abortion and even Iran. A GOP candidate has to oppose same-sex marriage, deny global warming and insist — against all evidence — that local control of education is the best. The only way around these positions is to skip the Iowa caucuses entirely. It is no place for a moderate. It is, really, no place for a thinking person. It’s just preposterous that Iowa — 30th in population among the states — gets to be the gatekeeper for the Republican Party and, in a sense, the entire nation.

The list of Republicans who looked at Iowa’s daunting demographics and did not run is more distinguished than those who did. At one time or another, Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain (who was forced to drop out) were front-runners. Can you think of any two people less qualified for the presidency? How about Ron Paul, another front-runner, or Mad Newt Gingrich or Rick Perry, the cement-mouthed governor who would eliminate three Cabinet offices, if only he couldremember them? How about Rick Santorum, a fun guy, who actually beat Romney in Iowa, or Jon Huntsman, a decent man with shallow political experience — and, it seemed, aptitude?

None of these candidates were remotely qualified for the highest office in the land. Arguably, Romney was the exception — and that’s the whole point. He won just by showing up. He beat a bunch of nobodies. This is how the GOP wound up with such a weak candidate, one who espouses extreme positions he does not for a moment believe.

Open the window and listen. You will hear the moans and groans of Republican officials and their trained pundits. But where were these people when their field of oddballs was being assembled? Why were they so silent when Hispanics and women were being told to shove it and the long-dead Darwin was being debated? More to the point, maybe, how come they put up with a primary and caucus system — Iowa first, New Hampshire second — that seemingly was designed by a sly Democrat? The answer is that they do not have the courage nor the intellectual integrity to stand up to the know-nothing (dominant) wing of the Republican Party. They have designed a system where, politically speaking, the lowest common denominator wins. We are all the poorer for it.

Contrast the candidates of yore with the collection that took the field this year. The Republican Party has had a brain drain so that now its highest intellectual achievement is — like an infant in the Terrible 2s— simply to say no to everything, especially taxes. To paraphrase Marx, rise up, GOP moderates. You have nothing to lose . . . but losing.

Mitt Romney’s 47% speech suggests that Romney doesn’t know much about the culture of America!

Posted in America's 98%, ANN ROMNEY, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Condoleeza Rice - Liar, Cruelty, Extreme Views, George W. Bush, Human Vulture, Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Politics, Poverty, Republicans, Right Wing Extremists, The Elderly, Veterans, Vulture Romney, Women's Rights with tags , , , , on September 18, 2012 by sheriffali

It suggests that Romney doesn’t know much about the culture of America. Yes, the entitlement state has expanded, but America remains one of the hardest-working nations on earth.

 

 

Mitt Romney and his Republican base can try to “spin” his 47% speech as much as they can, but, indeed, Romney called almost half of America

 

Moochers!

 

 

By David Brooks – New York Times:

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/opinion/brooks-thurston-howell-romney.html?smid=fb-share

 

Romney and Ryan are Rambunctious Radicals, Removed from all Reality, and are Relying on the Repugnant Right-Wing Reprobates!

Posted in Bermuda, Bill Clinton, Cayman Islands, Clint Eastwood, Condoleeza Rice - Liar, Cruelty, Deregulation, Extreme Views, George W. Bush, Housing Market, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Paul Ryan, Politics, Poverty, President Obama, Progress, Recovery, The Elderly, Veterans, Women's Rights on September 7, 2012 by sheriffali

 

Many of the people along with George W. Bush that brought us unpaid Wars and Two Unpaid Tax Cuts; deregulations that allowed Wall Street and the Banks to commit larceny on millions of Americans causing them to lose their homes; jobs; their savings and all that they had worked for, “they are back in the Romney Camp.

 

They are advocating more Wars and another five trillion dollars worth of Tax Cuts for those that are at the very top and deregulations, that would repeat the catastrophe that was manifested between 2001-2008.

 

Thirteen of the people in the photograph are Politicians that either worked directly for George W. Bush or were strong supporters of Bush’s madness; Karl Rove – “Bush’s brain that should have been labeled Drano (drain cleaner); Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, John Bolton, Ari Fleisher, Lindsay Graham, Condoleezza Rice, John Boehner, Mitch Mc Connell, Michelle Bachman, Paul Ryan, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.

 

These people have Romney’s undivided attention; waiting in the Wings for a Romney – Ryan Victory, so that they can again reap havoc on the American people.

 

The other people in the photograph are Mr. Hacker – Rupert Murdoch’s Puppeteers, impersonating Journalists on Fox’s Misnomer News Chanel.      

 

Would the Middle-Class, the Poor and women ever see who and what these people [GOP] are all about?

 

 

Michelle Obama: “You see, at the end of the day, my most important title is still ‘mom-in-chief.’ My daughters are still the heart of my heart and the center of my world.”

Posted in Children, Christ, Commitment, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., God's Spirit, Heaven, Hope for better tomorrows, humility, Illness, Michelle Obama, President Obama, Progress, Recovery, The Elderly, Women's Rights on September 5, 2012 by sheriffali

So today, when the challenges we face start to seem overwhelming – or even impossible – let us never forget that doing the impossible is the history of this nation…it’s who we are as Americans…it’s how this country was built.

            

And if our parents and grandparents could toil and struggle for us…if they could raise beams of steel to the sky, send a man to the moon, and connect the world with the touch of a button…then surely we can keep on sacrificing and building for our own kids and grandkids.

 

And if so many brave men and women could wear our country’s uniform and sacrifice their lives for our most fundamental rights…then surely we can do our part as citizens of this great democracy to exercise those rights…surely, we can get to the polls and make our voices heard on Election Day.

 

If farmers and blacksmiths could win independence from an empire…if immigrants could leave behind everything they knew for a better life on our shores…if women could be dragged to jail for seeking the vote…if a generation could defeat a depression, and define greatness for all time…if a young preacher could lift us to the mountaintop with his righteous dream…and if proud Americans can be who they are and boldly stand at the altar with who they love then surely, surely we can give everyone in this country a fair chance at that great American Dream.

 

Because in the end, more than anything else, that is the story of this country – the story of unwavering hope grounded in unyielding struggle.

 

That is what has made my story, and Barack’s story, and so many other American stories possible.

 

And I say all of this tonight not just as First Lady…and not just as a wife.

You see, at the end of the day, my most important title is still “mom-in-chief.”

 

My daughters are still the heart of my heart and the center of my world.

 

 

But today, I have none of those worries from four years ago about whether Barack and I were doing what’s best for our girls.

 

 

Because today, I know from experience that if I truly want to leave a better world for my daughters, and all our sons and daughters…if we want to give all our children a foundation for their dreams and opportunities worthy of their promise…if we want to give them that sense of limitless possibility – that belief that here in America, there is always something better out there if you’re willing to work for it…then we must work like never before…and we must once again come together and stand together for the man we can trust to keep moving this great country forward…my husband, our President, President Barack Obama.

                                                                                       

Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.