Denver - Claiming he’s the true champion of a middle class that’s being “crushed” under President Obama, Mitt Romney went straight at the president Wednesday in the first debate of the campaign, saying his four years in office have doubled the deficit and left the economy gasping. Mr. Obama countered that Mr. Romney is hiding key parts of his plans from voters, but said from what he’s seen, the Republican nominee would take government back to Bush administration policies that led to the 2008 recession. (Snip) Unlike Mr. Obama, who said he wanted to look forward, Mr. Romney repeatedly pointed
Comments: Romney was brutal with is numbers, and his numerous statements that we were borrowing from China to finance things, notably 0bama failures, were hitting too. The only bigger hits than in this debate this day must have been when 0bama had to face Michelle and Valerie Jarrett in private afterward. Ow ow owo wowow o owow.
Maybe if Obozo hadn't spent so much time campaigning, taking vacations, and playing golf, he might have had more command of how the government works and might have been able to do a little better job debating. Did anyone else think that Mooch looked a little off?
I'm not convinced Obama really wants another 4 years..He's never going to win on the face value of anything,so the only option he has is abusing executive orders or devising a scheme to overthrow the government.
Obamacare,that he's so proud of, isn't going to be very useful if you have hoards of doctors leaving the profession or going to a fee for service practice.
Replacing private sector health paper pushers with government ones will be a double whammy of the budget.I'll bet the cost projectors didn't even look at this.
I don't believe Obama gave the order to kill BinLaden. How many responsible presidents would be playing golf while a high value Seal team is about to raid the living quarters of the world's most wanted man?
And what about GM which has survived on government subsides and fleet purchases to stay afloat. I'll bet they need another cash infusion but we won't hear about it until after the election.The management at GM wants Obama and the government out of their lives. They're losing sales being so attached to obama.They would scrap the Volt in 10 minutes with Obama out of their hair.Obama crammed a bunch of Volts down the military's throat which will sit rotting in parking lots.
(Thought I'd de-lurk for all you lucky people) I watched the debate with a group of friends this evening. While I don't think Romney was quite as strong as he's being portrayed in the analysis I'm reading, in comparison to Obama and his poor showing, I guess I'll take what I can get.
Post debate, I ended up getting into a heated discussion with five people about basic principles, me being the odd one out (as I soon discovered). This is the first time I've had face-to-face, in-the-open political discussions in quite a while.
It is truly amazing - scary, actually - to see these educated people unthinkingly spout hard, Marxist principles and not even realize it - one of the most strident was small a business owner.
It was scary to hear them uncritically parrot the MSM narrative and to hear them call the Tea Partiers and their motivation as being racists and racism - and deeply believe it. Unthinking, selfish boilerplate - all of it.
One of them declared out loud that we were no longer friends. Another yelled and left the room crying. I am not making this up - it really happened.
Educated, middle income people in one of the reddest states in the union: all I asked them was if they believed they were responsible for their own well being or was someone else responsible for them.
My condolences #4. The fact is we have a lot of 'educated' people who assume they are very knowledgeable, but in reality are stunningly ignorant. They get a piece of paper from somewhere and take it as a certificate that their opinions are validated. You challenged their assumptions about life and politics, made them realize they were just assumptions and not knowledge, and they didn't like it.
I used to be an Austinite but now live in an even redder state, believe it or not. After sleeping on it, I think you're right - they have never been openly challenged and it comes as a shock to them. It was like arguing with charicatures. I'd like to think I planted a few seeds in their minds, but am ultimately doubtful.
We at Townhall have been covering this hotly contested Senate race for months and the results are finally in: With 36 percent of precincts reporting, Elizabeth Warren has been declared the next junior Senator from Massachusetts. Warren has never held public office before and the eye-popping $40 million she raised this election cycle evidently proved more than enough to unseat incumbent Senator Scott Brown. This was the most expensive Senate race of 2012 -- by a long shot.
Former Gov. Angus King, running as an independent, won the Senate contest Tuesday in Maine, NBC News projected, taking a seat that had been held by the Republicans. The loss further complicated the party's drive to take control of the Senate (Snip) Republican Ted Cruz defeated Democrat Paul Sadler to hold the open seat in Texas, succeeding retiring Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison, NBC News projected. See results Democrats held small edges in two of the other states critical to the balance of power in the Senate: In Massachusetts, where Elizabeth Warren, a law professor at Harvard University, was leading Republican
CNN’s Peter Hamby reported that Mitt Romney‘s internal polling showed President Obama leading in Ohio by five percentage points.Per Hamby’s post: The number represented a sharp final bump for Obama in Ohio, a race that had essentially been a tied race through much of the previous week, according to the campaign’s daily tracking. The polling, which also showed a tight race in Pennsylvania, explains why Romney officials decided to send their candidate on last-minute Election Day visits to Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
The Obama and Romney campaigns may be gearing up for a very late night, with one Obama campaign adviser predicting that in Florida alone, "they'll be counting until 2 a.m." The Obama adviser said signs suggest the race is quite tight, though the campaign claimed to be "holding strong" in key battlegrounds like Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The adviser also said turnout among black voters in Virginia was better than expected, suggesting that could be a problem for Mitt Romney. Republican operatives in Virginia, though, predicted a razor-thin victory for their candidate in the state.
Washington - Early returns on Tuesday in what is anticipated to be a dead even presidential election contained no surprises, as CNN projected President Barack Obama will win his home state of Illinois and eight other races while Republican challenger Mitt Romney will win nine states. All races called so far went as expected after the roller-coaster ride of an election campaign that was buffeted by a superstorm and missteps on both sides. Obama and Romney ran dead even in final polls that hinted at a result rivaling some of the closest presidential elections in history, reflecting the deep political
A week after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the East Coast, a majority of voters said President Barack Obama’s response to the crisis wasn’t a factor in their vote, according to early exit polls. Fifty-five percent of those surveyed, per CBS News’ early exit polling released by radio station WKZO in Kalamazoo, Mich., said Obama’s handling of the storm was a minor factor in their vote or wasn’t a factor at all. Twenty-six percent named Sandy as an “important” factor, and 15 percent said it was the “most important” factor in their decision.
Mitt Romney is leading among independents in both Ohio and Virginia, early exit polls show. In Ohio, the former Massachusetts governor takes 56 percent of self-identified independents, compared with 40 percent for President Barack Obama. That’s a huge decrease for Obama from 2008, when the exit polls found him winning independents in Ohio by 12 points, 52 percent to 44 percent for John McCain. The numbers are similar but slightly tighter in Virginia: Romney takes 53 percent of independents there, according to ABC News exit polls, a 12-point lead over Obama. In 2008, Obama won independents in the state by
I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
One of President Obama´s chief political assets has been his ability to excite young people like almost no politician in history. But the days of America´s youth fawning over the president are over. A new Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released Wednesday confirms what other surveys have shown in recent months: Millennials have soured on Obama so much this year that their opinion of him largely mirrors the American public´s. Even though Obama does not ever have to face another election, he should be worried about the findings for a couple of reasons, which we will dive into momentarily.
Last summer on his $100 million family tour of Africa, Barack Obama hoped for a priceless photo op with Nelson Mandela, the ailing freedom pioneer who went from prison cell to the presidency of South Africa. Mandela´s family suggested that wouldn’t happen. So, the Obamas did a photo op in Mandela´s former prison cell. Which Obama’s White House quickly tweeted upon word of the icon´s passing at 95. [Skip] But Obama was also caught staring at television coverage of Mandela’s passing, which became Obama’s Photo of the Day.
Hardly a week goes by without Hillary Clinton receiving another award. Last month she was named a “Global Champion” by the International Medical Corps, received the American Patriot Award at the National Defense University Foundation and the Hermandad Award from the Mexican American Leadership Initiative. [Snip] At this rate, if a bunch of elderly left-wing Swedes toss her the Nobel Peace Prize early on, the way they did to Obama, it will barely rate mention among all the other glittering trophies that have been bestowed on a woman whose only actual accomplishment was being married to a crooked governor with
A stunning new study unveiled on Fox News´ Hannity finds that President Barack Obama’s White House calendar records just one face-to-face meeting between Obama and his Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in the more than three-and-a-half years leading up to the disastrous Obamacare launch. The startling statistic comes from a new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) analysis of Obama’s own official White House calendar, as well as the Politico presidential calendar, and raises new questions about Obama’s executive leadership and management throughout the implementation of his singular legislative achievement. More alarming still, the president’s schedule lists 277 private
Speaker John Boehner said his party should support gay Republican congressional candidates and urged his colleagues to “be a little more sensitive” when running against women. “Some of our members just aren’t as sensitive as they ought to be,” Boehner said. When asked if he thinks his party should support gay candidates, Boehner simply said: “I do.”
Amid an array of “knock-out” attacks against a number of Jews in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood, a city councilwoman pointed to the success of the Jewish community as triggering the aggression. Councilwoman-elect Laurie Cumbo emphasized that while she “admire[s] the Jewish community immensely” for its work ethic, black teens may see it differently. “While I personally regard this level of tenacity, I also recognize that for others, the accomplishments of the Jewish community triggers feelings of resentment, and a sense that Jewish success is not also their success,” Cumbo, who was recently elected, wrote in a letter. Chief among the issues