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President tells convention 'our challenges can be met'

By Associated Press

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LAST UPDATED: 06:15 p.m. HST, Sep 06, 2012


CHARLOTTE, N.C. >> His re-election in doubt, President Barack Obama conceded only halting progress tonight toward fixing the nation’s stubborn economic woes, but vowed in a Democratic National Convention finale, “Our problems can be solved, our challenges can be met.”

“Yes, our path is harder — but it leads to a better place,” he declared in a prime-time speech to convention delegates and the nation that blended resolve about the challenges ahead with stinging criticism of Republican rival Mitt Romney’s proposals to repair the economy.

He acknowledged “my own failings” as he asked for a second term, four years after taking office as the nation’s first black president.

“Four more years,” delegates chanted over and over as the 51-year-old Obama stepped to the podium, noticeably grayer than four years ago when he was a history-making candidate for the White House.

The president’s speech was the final act of a pair of highly scripted national political conventions in as many weeks, and the opening salvo of a two-month drive toward Election Day that pits Obama against Republican rival Romney. The contest is ever tighter for the White House in a dreary season of economic struggle for millions.

Vice President Joe Biden preceded Obama at the convention podium and proclaimed, “America has turned the corner” after experiencing the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

Obama didn’t go that far in his own remarks, but he said firmly, “We are not going back, we are moving forward, America.” 

With unemployment at 8.3 percent, the president said the task of recovering from the economic disaster of 2008 is exceeded in American history only by the challenge Franklin Delano Roosevelt faced when he took office in 1933.

“It will require common effort, shared responsibility and the kind of bold persistent experimentation” that FDR employed, Obama said.

In an appeal to independent voters who might be considering a vote for Romney, he added that those who carry on Roosevelt’s legacy “should remember that not every problem can be remedied with another government program or dictate from Washington. 

He said, “The truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over the decades.”

In the run-up to Obama’s speech, delegates erupted in tumultuous cheers when former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, grievously wounded in a 2011 assassination attempt, walked onstage to lead the Pledge of Allegiance. The hall grew louder when she blew kisses to the crowd.

And louder still when huge video screens inside the hall showed the face of Osama bin Laden, the terrorist mastermind killed in a daring raid on his Pakistani hideout by U.S. special operations forces on a mission approved by the current commander in chief.

The hall was filled to capacity long before Obama stepped to the podium, and officials shut off the entrances because of a fear of overcrowding for a speech that the campaign had originally slated for the 74,000-seat football stadium nearby. Aides said weather concerns prompted the move to the convention arena, capacity 15,000 or so.

Obama’s campaign said the president would ask the country to rally around a “real achievable plan that will create jobs, expand opportunity and ensure an economy built to last.”

He added, “The truth is it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over a decade.”

In convention parlance, both Obama and Biden were delivering acceptance speeches before delegates who nominated them for new terms in office.

But the political significance went far beyond that - the moment when the general election campaign begins in earnest even though Obama and Romney have been pointing toward a Nov. 6 showdown for months.

To the cheers of delegates, Obama retraced his steps to halt the economic slide, including the auto bailout that Romney opposed.

“After a decade of decline, this country created over a half million manufacturing jobs in the last two and a half years,” he said.

Turning to national security, he said he had promised to end the war in Iraq, and had done so.

“We’ve blunted the Taliban’s momentum in Afghanistan, and in 2014 our longest war will be over,” he said.

“A new tower rises above the New York skyline, al-Qaida is on the path to defeat and Osama bin Laden is dead,” he declared, one of the night’s repeated references to the special operations forces raid that resulted in the terrorist mastermind’s demise more than a year ago.

He lampooned Romney’s own economic proposals.

“Have a surplus? Try a tax cut. Deficit too high? Try another. Feel a cold coming on? Take two tax cuts, roll back some regulations and call us in the morning,” he said.

Mocking Romney for his overseas trip earlier this summer, Obama said, “You might not be ready for diplomacy with Beijing if you can’t visit the Olympics without insulting our closest ally.” That was a reference to a verbal gaffe the former Massachusetts governor committed while visiting London.







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edster48 wrote:
You would think that after three and a half years he would have more than a "sketch"
on September 6,2012 | 07:33AM
CriticalReader wrote:
Bill Clinton's speech was the stuff of legend. Whatever your political preferences, you have to watch it. Just to say you did.
on September 6,2012 | 08:58AM
thepartyfirst wrote:
So who's running for POTUS? Obama seemed awkward looked lost rather than being the POTHUS. Why do the Dems have to depend on Slick Willy to tell us to vote for Obama when we should make up our own minds.
on September 6,2012 | 09:58AM
CriticalReader wrote:
OK, I can see how you might be confused, being a conservative and all. . . it's Obama who's running for President. Clinton gave a speech SUPPORTING Obama's bid for re-election to the Presidency. And, a darned fine speech it was.
on September 6,2012 | 10:23AM
lee1957 wrote:
And he (Clinton) didn't believe a darn thing he said.
on September 6,2012 | 11:34AM
EightOEight wrote:
The main thing is the electorate believes him, and a lot of us don't do it blindly.
on September 6,2012 | 12:32PM
Kuniarr wrote:
You are talking about Clinton who lied to all of us big time on National TV saying: I'm going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky
on September 6,2012 | 05:05PM
EightOEight wrote:
Kuniarr, get a life.
on September 6,2012 | 05:17PM
lee1957 wrote:
I once had a professor opine that the masses are asses. How true.
on September 6,2012 | 05:25PM
tinapa wrote:
Kuniarr...your narrative about Cinton indicates that you have not found true happiness in your life. I hope one day you will find one so that the burning hatred that has been ravaging your inside will cool off and settle down.
on September 6,2012 | 06:48PM
Kuniarr wrote:
EightOEight and tinapa why this self-denial about a disgraced president who was denied a license to practice law for five years after leaving the presidency?
on September 6,2012 | 07:00PM
beachbum11 wrote:
Clinton a man lost in space. Could not tell the difference of truth or not if it hit on the head. Sad thing for former president
on September 6,2012 | 03:06PM
Pacej001 wrote:
Very tired of speeches at this point. Very much more interested in actions, real accomplishments. As to Clinton's presence, it's a diversion. He's not running. If he were, I, as a conservative, might consider voting for him even though he's a moral reprobate. Why would I consider voting for him? Prior to his presidency he was a very successful multi-term governor (executive experience). During his presidency he had the good sense to move to the center, politically, when the democrats got thrashed in the 1994 election, (pragmatic, logical ideological flexibility and a willingness to compromise to achieve the nation's best interest). These are the reasons Clinton had a successful presidency. Unfortunately, based on his actual performance, not speeches, Obama has shown none of Clinton's executive skill or ideological flexibility. He's just not up to the job and we're running out of time to find someone who is.
on September 6,2012 | 03:56PM
tinapa wrote:
You are wrong. Obama, time and time, has shown willingness to meet the Repubs in the middle in the spirit of compromise to get things but they rejected everything Obama offered consistent with their conspiratorial scheme to bury him alive from day one. Instead, they sat on the sidelines praying to the birds and the bees hoping for the complete collapse of the economy. If people believe what Romney was saying, he should be way ahead of Obama but he still behind and that is indicative of why people beleive that Obama is the leader with untarnished character who will lead them to prosperity. People are fed up with the blatant lies that Romney/Ryan are spreading. Both of them lack credibilty and there is no way they ever be elected. They are throwbacks from the darkness of the past.
on September 6,2012 | 06:37PM
64hoo wrote:
yea thats why they did a secret close door meeting with the democrats an passed obama healthcare without bringing it to the senate and house floors to debate on. hes the one who dos'nt want to meet the repubs not the repubs don't want to meet him. you have it backwards.
on September 6,2012 | 08:45PM
EightOEight wrote:
Furthermore, Party, please DO make up your own mind and don't depend on the talking heads on the right either.
on September 6,2012 | 10:31AM
walaau808 wrote:
You mean like how the Republicans needed Clint Eastwood?
on September 6,2012 | 03:18PM
Paulh808 wrote:
You mean the former pervert in Chief had a great speech?
on September 6,2012 | 11:36AM
EightOEight wrote:
That the best you got, Paul? Lame...
on September 6,2012 | 12:33PM
beachbum11 wrote:
But I liked it .Thats what count
on September 6,2012 | 03:07PM
EightOEight wrote:
Small minds are easily entertained.
on September 6,2012 | 04:12PM
Kuniarr wrote:
I'm going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky
on September 6,2012 | 05:07PM
Kuniarr wrote:
EightOEight, have you forgotten how Clinton with a straight face lied to the public big time on National TV saying: I'm going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky
on September 6,2012 | 05:07PM
thanks4reading wrote:
who cares? When clinton lied, they needed to clean the oval office carpets. When bush lied, people died. When FDR lied (Lend lease agreement), he saved the world from the nazis. When Reagan lied we got iran-contra. When Eisenhower lied we had a U2 plane shot down over russia. When Kennedy lied we got the bay of pigs. When nixon lied, we got secret bombing in cambodia and a watergate cover up. When bush senior lied (by proxy) we got willie horton. When jefferson lied, we got the Louisiana purchase. When J. Adams lied we did not go to war with england. So again, who cares? I am not saying that you are wrong, what I am saying is that historically, the lie means nothing. BTW I like the red......take care
on September 6,2012 | 10:24PM
EightOEight wrote:
Kuniarr does bold red because he craves attention. Others don't need to do that to make their points.
on September 7,2012 | 05:14AM
Highinthesierras wrote:
Actually I watched Tony Romo, bubba was a generation ago old timer
on September 6,2012 | 02:09PM
Kuniarr wrote:
You are talking about a president who lied to us big time on TV saying: I'm going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.
on September 6,2012 | 05:02PM
64hoo wrote:
he has more than a sketch obama says our challenges can be met. by that he means making us a communist country
on September 7,2012 | 12:04AM
boshio wrote:
This campaign will no doubt get real "dirty" beginning tomorrow. Its clear that the only way the republicans can have any chance in this election is by hoping that more people start to believe their constant lies going forward. Note, that it is also clear that Romney and Ryan's definition of LYING is: Freedom Of Speech. They have very little to go on, surely no one believes that the republicans can do any better.
on September 6,2012 | 07:42AM
HD36 wrote:
The whole thing is one big lie, in order to gain power.
on September 6,2012 | 08:26AM
beachbum11 wrote:
Wow you must be talking about Barrack and his demo gang. Demo short for demolition
on September 6,2012 | 03:08PM
walaau808 wrote:
No, he's talking about Romney and Ryan
on September 6,2012 | 03:19PM
EightOEight wrote:
It's a compliment if we're talking about demolishing the plutocratic right-wing Tbag agenda...I'll wear my Demo t-shirt proudly.
on September 6,2012 | 04:29PM
Pacej001 wrote:
Have you missed the Obama negative campaign entirely? Romney killed some poor lady with cancer? Romney a possible felon? Did you miss the president actually saying Republicans want us to breathe polluted air, drink polluted water? All of these were out and out lies, by the way.
on September 6,2012 | 04:00PM
EightOEight wrote:
That ad was put out by a superpac...you know, that thing Romney said candidates aren't responsible for?
on September 6,2012 | 04:21PM
peanutgallery wrote:
Etch-a-sketch. That's about all he's got. Our debt hit $$16 TRILLION folks. Our credit rating was down-graded for the first time under this fool.
on September 6,2012 | 08:00AM
EightOEight wrote:
Your Tbag friends in Congress and timid House Speaker are the fools to blame for the credit downgrade. Only when public opinion was turning against them, and with the shutdown of the government looming, did they agree to the Budget Control Act.
on September 6,2012 | 10:05AM
Paulh808 wrote:
In the minds of the left, the first two years when they controlled everything never happened.
on September 6,2012 | 11:40AM
EightOEight wrote:
Our credit rating dropped because of the childish histrionics of the Tbags since they took over the House in 2010, compounded by their behavior last year during the debt ceiling negotiations. OWN IT.
on September 6,2012 | 12:38PM
beachbum11 wrote:
Space cadet?
on September 6,2012 | 03:10PM
EightOEight wrote:
Takes one to know one.
on September 6,2012 | 04:14PM
Kuniarr wrote:
I'm going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky
on September 6,2012 | 05:08PM
tiki886 wrote:
There once was a gal named Lewinsky, Who played music like a Stravinsky. 'Twas "Hail to the Chief" On this flute made of beef That stole the front page from Kaczynski.
on September 6,2012 | 05:49PM
tinapa wrote:
Kuniarr... you keeep repeating "Idid not have sexual..........." Do you know what the word sex means? I think, you don't, so do not say things that you yourself has not experienced yet.
on September 6,2012 | 06:58PM
Kuniarr wrote:
tinapa, sorry to open your eyes, but Clinton left the presidency in such a disgrace that he was even denied to practice law for five long years all because of the Lewinsky scandal.
on September 6,2012 | 07:08PM
EightOEight wrote:
Tinapa...Kunia and Tiki are like their Tbag friends...only good at childish histrionics. Don't waste your time on them.
on September 7,2012 | 05:17AM
Kuniarr wrote:
808blaming the Tbags for a drop in credit rating is the Democrat way of blaming someone else other than themselves. Until now, almost 4 years after, Obama is still blaming GWB for his failures.
on September 6,2012 | 08:45PM
primowarrior wrote:
Except, they didn't control "everything."
on September 6,2012 | 01:23PM
lee1957 wrote:
Depends on your definition of everything, but for the first two years of the present administration, Democrats controlled the legislative and executive branches of government.
on September 6,2012 | 05:29PM
primowarrior wrote:
Nope. It takes 60 votes in the Senate to avoid a filibuster. The Democrats only had that for about 5 months during the two year 111th Congress, so the Republicans were able to block any legislation they didn't like the rest of the time. Remember the 2010 tax bill?
on September 6,2012 | 07:06PM
beachbum11 wrote:
And where is the real budget from dirt Harry
on September 6,2012 | 03:10PM
EightOEight wrote:
dirt Harry's too busy talking to an invisible person in a chair to put out a budget.
on September 6,2012 | 04:22PM
Kuniarr wrote:
I'm going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky
on September 6,2012 | 05:09PM
tiki886 wrote:
Said Bill Clinton to young Ms. Lewinsky, "We don't want to leave clues like Kaczynski. Since you look such a mess, Use the hem of your dress And wipe that stuff off of your chinsky."
on September 6,2012 | 05:49PM
312guy wrote:
BIN LADEN is where?
on September 6,2012 | 06:08PM
tinapa wrote:
KUNIARR...DO NOT SAY THINGS THAT YOU HAVE NOT DONE YET. i AM REFERRING TO THE WORD SEX.
on September 6,2012 | 07:01PM
Kuniarr wrote:
tinapa there is no escaping the fact that Clinton disgraced himself completely on National TV emphatically with finger pointing: I'm going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky
on September 6,2012 | 08:48PM
lee1957 wrote:
Memo, that would be Harry Reid.
on September 6,2012 | 05:29PM
PMA wrote:
Are we better off?  Here's what your golden boy has to his credit, with the actual sources... • The share of Americans who've been out of work a long time — now at 42% of the unemployed — is the highest since the Great Depression (source: Labor Department). • The proportion of the civilian working-age population actually working, at 58%, is the smallest since the Carter era (Labor Department). • Growth in nonfarm payroll jobs since the recovery began in June 2009 is the slowest of any comparable recovery since World War II (Hoover Institution). • The rate of new business startups — the engine of job growth — has plunged to an all-time low of 7.87% of all businesses (Census Bureau). • 3 in 10 young adults can't find jobs and live with their parents, highest since the 1950s (Pew Research). • 54% of bachelor's degree-holders under the age of 25 are jobless or underemployed, the highest share in decades (Northeastern University). • Black teen unemployment, now at 37%, is near Depression-era highs (Labor Department). • Almost 1 in 6 Americans are now poor — the highest ratio in 30 years — and the total number of poor, at 49.1 million, is the largest on record (Census). • The share of Hispanics in poverty has topped that of blacks for the first time, 28.2% to 25.4% (Census). • The number of Americans on food stamps — 45 million recipients, or 1 in 7 residents — also is the highest on record (Congressional Budget Office). • Total government dependency — defined as the share of Americans receiving one or more federal benefit payments — is now at 47%, highest ever (Hoover). • The share of Americans paying no income tax, at 49.5%, is the highest ever (Heritage Foundation, IRS). • The national homeownership rate, now at 65.4%, is the lowest in 15 years (Census). • The 30-point gap between black and white Americans who own their own homes is the widest in two decades and one of the widest on record (Census). • Federal spending, now at 23.4% of GDP, is the highest since WWII (CBO). • Excluding defense and interest payments, spending is the highest in American history, at 17.6% of the economy (First Trust Economics). • The federal debt, at 69% of GDP, is the highest since just after WWII (CBO). • The U.S. budget deficit, now at 9.5% of the economy, is the highest since WWII (CBO). • U.S. Treasury debt has been downgraded for the first time in history, meaning the U.S. government no longer ranks among risk-free borrowers (S&P). Great job!  Let's beg his majesty to walk on water four more years.
on September 6,2012 | 08:52AM
EightOEight wrote:
I agree with you, four more years....Obama/Biden 2012!
on September 6,2012 | 10:05AM
Paulh808 wrote:
If you don't care about the next generation keep voting democrat.
on September 6,2012 | 11:41AM
boshio wrote:
Hi Paulh808, I think you are confused. Don't hate yourself so much and get ready for four more years of Obama. Have a nice day.
on September 6,2012 | 12:00PM
EightOEight wrote:
It's because I care about the next generation (and women, the poor, the disabled, seniors, minorities, the middle and lower income classes etc. that the Right is disenfranchising) that I am voting Democrat! As Suze Orman says.....first people, then money, then things.
on September 6,2012 | 12:44PM
PMA wrote:
This is a dumb argument even for you.  It’s the equivalent of Republicans arguing that the Obama Administration has blood on its hands for funneling money into Solyndra and Cash for Clunkers instead of into local police forces and fire departments. We could go on and on with these arguments, especially when the cost of all the vacations the Obamas have taken in the last three years could probably fund the police departments for whole cities - and lets not forget "cornhusker's kickback", the not-ready-for-primetime shovel ready $900million stimulus and the ever popular "cash for refers", (the household appliance, that is). But, do you notice the bait and switch here? Democrats fight tooth and nail to pump as much money as humanly possible into ACORN, Planned Parenthood, unions, the National Endowment of the Arts, solar power, cowboy poetry and every other wasteful bit of nonsense you can possibly imagine. But, when the time comes to pay for all of it, Joe Biden, (the emperor's attack dog) presents it as a choice between higher taxes or cutting money for roads, the police, and firemen...never spending costs.
on September 6,2012 | 02:16PM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Well put. People get sidetracked and only see the purported benefits (though some, like ACORN, are outright scams), while conveniently forgetting the reality of its cost and how that affects taxpayers/the nation in the end.
on September 6,2012 | 02:54PM
EightOEight wrote:
Good thing I don't care what you think.
on September 6,2012 | 04:15PM
hawaiikone wrote:
808, so you have no problem with her majesty Michele being the most extravagant occupier of the White House in history? Spending countless millions on parties and vacations at our expense? You have been so duped by these elitists with their smooth talk your ready to sign blank checks anytime they ask. Wake up and look around.
on September 6,2012 | 02:50PM
EightOEight wrote:
You're a broken record, hawaiikone. Goodbye.
on September 6,2012 | 04:18PM
hawaiikone wrote:
Still asleep I see...
on September 6,2012 | 10:02PM
beachbum11 wrote:
Right-Money for themselves the demos
on September 6,2012 | 03:14PM
lee1957 wrote:
If you really care about the next generation, you would't be leaving them a bill they will never be able to repay.
on September 6,2012 | 05:32PM
NITRO08 wrote:
I do care that's why I'll vote for the best man! OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
on September 6,2012 | 03:04PM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
Hey! You found the cap lock key!
on September 6,2012 | 05:28PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Four more years of misery not prosperity under Obama.
on September 6,2012 | 08:50PM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Assuming your data/sources check out, that's an impressive list. The problem is, sadly, that so many voters don't use hard facts like this to decide who to vote for-- instead they buy into the hype, they get swayed by the look and feel of the candidate, as if they're choosing the next American Idol. How ironic that one of the biggest groups to support Obama-- young voters-- are the very ones being hurt the worst by his policies. It's also lunacy that Obama is bashing trickle-down economics, when this very principle helped propel the nation through the 1980s and into the 1990s after Ronald Reagan espoused and utilized that very policy. And mind you-- Ronald Reagan is widely respected by people on both sides of the aisle.
on September 6,2012 | 02:18PM
NITRO08 wrote:
Reagan raised taxes for the middle class several times and Clinton fixed the economy! Trickle down don't work you need to brush up on your history!
on September 6,2012 | 03:02PM
Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
Apparently it's you that needs to brush up on history. Reagan's policies contributed to the second longest peacetime expansion in US history. http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki /Reaganomics#Results. Just take out the spaces. The economy was fine when Clinton took office-- fine b/c of Reagan's supply-side policies. Read the piece, and all the sources are there too.
on September 6,2012 | 03:15PM
beachbum11 wrote:
Go back and learn to read again. Public education keeps getting worst. Must be the teachers union and Wil.
on September 6,2012 | 03:17PM
EightOEight wrote:
There are a lot of fine, hard working public school teachers. With a name like Beachbum I doubt you could do that job decently for even a day. I don't think we'd want your idiocy around our kids anyway.
on September 6,2012 | 04:45PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Clinton did nothing to fix the economy. In fact it was Clinton who is responsible for the economic mess we all are in today when in 1999 he entered into a Free Trade Agreement with China. A trade agreement that is the reason why the US has a gigantic trade deficit with China. When the Republicans took over the both the Senate and the House under their Contract With America the Republicans introduced several legislation that caused the US to have a budget surplus.
on September 6,2012 | 07:17PM
64hoo wrote:
and so do you clinton did'nt fix the economy it got fixed when and the repubs won back the congress from the demo. it was the repubs gontract with america that clinton had to sign into law. so don't say he fixed it. newt and repubs did.
on September 6,2012 | 08:59PM
ellinaskyrt wrote:
PMA quotes directly from Real Clear Market's website. RealClearMarkets.com is owned by Real Clear Politics, owned by former options trader (John McIntyre) and a former advertising executive (Tom Bevan). John McIntyre, the former options trader, said, ""We have a frustration that all conservatives have, which is the bias in the media against conservatives, religious conservatives, Christian conservatives."
on September 6,2012 | 03:22PM
EightOEight wrote:
Thanks for the info.
on September 6,2012 | 04:31PM
Pacej001 wrote:
Did you fellows see the flap over the content democrat party plank earlier today at the convention? Shocking! Leaves us with a troubling question: Why do democrats hate God and Israel? Just asking.
on September 6,2012 | 04:27PM
EightOEight wrote:
We don't, but you can keep trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. I personally believe in separation of church and state, and Dems embrace people of all faiths...and some may not believe in the Christian god or a God. That doesn't necessarily make them bad people.
on September 6,2012 | 04:36PM
Pacej001 wrote:
Oh, I see. You hate God and Israel too! LOL. Seriously, every little bit helps and this little bit, happening during a pre-scripted, boiler plate liberal love fest was the most revealing five minutes of the whole convention. What was revealed? The degree to which the democrat party, as represented by the party's most faithful core members, has slid to the left, way, way left. Looks like a limb to me. I'm pretty sure Mr Romney/Ryan will be busy sawing it off starting tomorrow.
on September 6,2012 | 05:18PM
EightOEight wrote:
LOL? I don't find your statement funny because my faith is of a Christian denomination. I guess you're just as shallow as the other right wing bloggers on this site.
on September 6,2012 | 05:29PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
Mr. Romney didn't mention the troops. By the RW posters reasoning in here, that must mean he hates the troops?
on September 6,2012 | 07:05PM
Pacej001 wrote:
Uh, he departed Tampa, during the convention, and spoke directly to the American Legion. Fine speech. Loves the troops. Next?
on September 7,2012 | 08:12AM
Pacej001 wrote:
"Hey, Tinman, go back to Oz.", Quoting you. I'm shallow?
on September 7,2012 | 08:13AM
HD36 wrote:
The democrats say, "Look out for my fellow man, I am his keeper", the Republicans say, "Watch take care of yourself, so that your fellow man won't have to." Herein lies the difference in fundamental philosophy,: Do you trust your fellow man to do for you, what you can do for yourself?" If you do, then you should vote democrat. If you believe that you can fail, or suceed, but the outcome is, in a large part, up to your efforts, determination, persistance, contacts, and luck, then you should vote Republican. The Republicans will not bail anybody out. No more bank bailouts, auto, or insurance. You either suceed, or go through bankruptcy court. For hundreds of years banks have failed and the world still went on. Be aware though, the republicans have an expansionary military policy. They are more eager to go to war against Iran. This at a time when the National Deficit just topped $16 Trillion dollars. War cost money. We are already the largest debtor nation in the history of the world, and we spend more on military than all other countries in the world combined. So in all probability, both parties will not cut the deficit:, Rommney with War, and Obama with more government spending: The Result?: Other countries that hold huge reserves of US dollars , like China, Japan, Saudi Arabia, etc... will begin to slow purchases dramatically, especially since Mario Draghy annnounce, " That I will buy bonds to save the Euro, in the short term range, and it will be unlimited." Basically, the same thing that we are doing in the US with "Operation Twist:, except that the Fed is purchasing long term treasuries. Are we in the biggest bond bubble we have seen in our lifetime? Is this the largest national debt in history? Have bonds been going up for the last 30years? Didn't we just have our credit rating downgraded by S&P? So, in fact, inferest rates have gone negative. The real rate of inflation is higher because we have taken out food and energy in the government's caluculation of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). As other countries start to sell the dollar and stop buying treasuries, which are only promises by our government, the interest rate will spike! Wait, I know you say the Fed will buy bonds to keep the interest rate low. The problem is that: As the world sees the fed buying more bonds, they will stop buying bonds and start selling them. The more the cycle accelerates, the faster the value of the dollar will go down. Commodities will soar: Gold, Silver, Oil, Gas, Wheat, Soybeans, Corn, Platinum, Palladium, Greasy Wool, Azuki Beans, etc:; Do you want to be sitting in cash? Really? Remember, they're going to print more cash. What happens when they add more money into the system? The money you hold, wether in the bank or the bed, will go down in value. Yes, it's true, the dollar has lost about 98% since 1918. It's also about to lose more. Don't let these jokers fool you. They don't want to cut the government because these are the guys who vote for them. We should have had a recession after the Internet Bubble, ; instead the blew up the housing bubble, and then back stopped that and threw it into the Treasury Bond Bubble. When this one bursts, it will be worse than the internet bubble and the housing bubble put together. See, the value of the dollar is about to collapse. Just like people said, the housing market will never fall, Ben Bernack, the Federal Reserve Bank Cheif, is a Keynesian economist. What this means to you and me, is that they beilieve that printing money is the cure to all recessions. They accomplish this in many forms. Outright printing, or by buying bonds. When they buy bonds, they aren't actually, printing money, they are loaning the government money, which we have to pay back. They're loaning the government money because it can't pay for itself. Expect taxes, registration fees, etc.. to go through the roof and inflation to soar, while salaries remain stagnant or negative as unemployment rises. Those on foodstamps, welfare, and unemployment will probably be the first to riot as their benefits get cut.
on September 6,2012 | 04:44PM
EightOEight wrote:
Hey, Tinman, go back to Oz.
on September 6,2012 | 05:30PM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
Awesome post, but most won't read it for lack of brevity.
on September 6,2012 | 05:30PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Have we forgotten these famous words from Bill Clinton? I'm going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky?
on September 6,2012 | 05:00PM
lee1957 wrote:
I didn't either! Show of hands?
on September 6,2012 | 05:35PM
tiki886 wrote:
Lewinsky and Clinton have shown What Kaczynski must surely have known: That an intern is better Than a bomb in a letter Given the choice of how to be blown.
on September 6,2012 | 05:48PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
Your copy and paste routine is boring.
on September 6,2012 | 07:06PM
Kuniarr wrote:
DowntownGreen wrote:
A copy and paste is easy to see without reading it every time. You berate others for doing it about rail and then show your hypocritical streak and use the same tactic. It's boring, but we're also used to it.
on September 6,2012 | 09:43PM
Kuniarr wrote:
DowntownGreen Clinton's blatant lie to all the people of this nation is worth repeating and repeating and repeating. So what if you find it boring, DowntownGreen?
on September 6,2012 | 10:41PM
HOSSANA wrote:
"continue on the road to prosperity".....are you kidding me?????? Geezus, just who is being delusional in this regard......c'mon, Obama...get a grip of what's happening in the real world.......
on September 6,2012 | 05:29PM
312guy wrote:
I dont wear a republican or Democrat T-shirt I wear a U.S. Flag Shirt! proud and beleive the U.S.A. is made of many and tonight I saw the many faces that make up the U.S.A. in the audience, Republican convention not many. no longer in limbo on who I'm voting for Obama 4 more years.
on September 6,2012 | 06:15PM
kumasachi wrote:
Vote for who you choose but I say that Barrak Hussein Obama is going down the tubes in 60 Days!!!!!
on September 6,2012 | 06:29PM
false wrote:
Sad
on September 6,2012 | 10:22PM
EightOEight wrote:
Good for you, 312.
on September 7,2012 | 05:29AM
tiki886 wrote:
Clinton sounded like a brilliant defense lawyer protecting his client from a 20 year term for a felony indictment.
on September 6,2012 | 06:44PM
false wrote:
great take
on September 6,2012 | 10:21PM
jussayin wrote:
Fun reading the comments. In the end, unfortunately Presidents Clinton and Obama, and Candidate Romney lie. Obama promised change so it does beg the question, are we better off after four years. With all the federal spending under his term, yes, it threatens the future of the younger generation. Both parties played games including Obama who made jokes about the Republicans while on 'tour'. Obviously this doesn't help bring the two sides together. Hence, a do nothing administration and congress. My guess: Obama will win. He's still popular. But he hasn't shown he's a great leader who can bring oppositions together to arrive at real actions. Imagine if US was a company. Oops, we'll be bankrupt. Never mind.
on September 6,2012 | 06:59PM
false wrote:
At least with Romney we will get a vigourous press.
on September 6,2012 | 10:21PM
syhud wrote:
All we're gonna get from this turkey is more Jive if he's elected again!
on September 6,2012 | 07:45PM
false wrote:
Were also going to get Jive Talking.
on September 6,2012 | 10:20PM
64hoo wrote:
go forward is there motto which go forward to become a communist style country already they don't want god. destroy our military 16 trillion deficit bad economy and higher unemployment. thats there motto of moving foward destry the USA and become the new USSA and be ruled by obama the commie dictator..
on September 6,2012 | 08:30PM
false wrote:
2016themovie.com
on September 6,2012 | 10:20PM
Brixac3 wrote:
I have a hard time supporting his attempt to hinder our activity duty military personnel from voting: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/13/obama-failing-military-voters/
on September 6,2012 | 09:05PM
64hoo wrote:
i don't he wants to hinder the militaryy from voting that way they won't get there ballot in time to count, you can see he is already destoying our military from the inside out.
on September 6,2012 | 09:18PM
Poipounder808 wrote:
Huh?
on September 6,2012 | 09:58PM
false wrote:
you likey buy a vowel?
on September 6,2012 | 10:19PM
EightOEight wrote:
Don't pay attention to these simpletons. It's right wing propaganda. The DOJ wanted an Ohio voter suppression law blocked so that ALL eligible voters could vote early, not just the military. Period. The article was an EDITORIAL written by the chairman of Veterans for a Strong America, a right wing organization.
on September 7,2012 | 05:12AM
64hoo wrote:
is'nt it funny they would'nt let biden speak at the covention they had him hiding in a small cubbyhole off stage and they did'nt even invite there buddy al gore. this is a shameful president and convention i ever seen. go romney
on September 6,2012 | 09:09PM
64hoo wrote:
right they can be met by becoming a communist country
on September 7,2012 | 12:00AM
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