Mitt Romney's "campaign is built on a tripod of lies," said Obama Senior Campaign Advisor David Plouffe on ABC This Week. "A welfare attack that is just absolutely untrue. The suggestion we’re raiding Medicare: absolutely untrue. And then this whole ‘we can’t build it’ nonsense."
I went thru my itunes library for a campaign song, didn't find one that fits exactly but here's some pretty goods ones....
1. Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones
2. Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
3. Who'll Stop the Rain - CCR
4. Woodstock - Crosby, Stills, Nash
5. Here Comes the Sun - George Harrison
6. Still The One - Orleans
7. Put a Little Love in Your Heart - Jackie DeShannon
8. If I Can Dream - Elvis
9/4/2012 9:27:51 AM
It was hard watching the Repub convention, but I did see most of it. What I kept thinking was this was white male corporate America with Repub women, usually all blond, gazing lovingly toward Romney and Ryan. Despite all the prepping, Mitt looked like an empty suit saying really nothing whereas Ryan, acting like Mr. Muscle Man, played the bully. I can see who's going to be in control of this relationship. Just looking at the people in the audience made me wonder if they were of higher incomes, which I doubt. Many, especially men, don't care about jobs as their only concern are women's issues and gays.
Yes, it spoke volumes why the Bush bunch wasn't present. We didn't see Bush and Cheney standing shoulder to shoulder shouting how great their administration was. We didn't see the war-hawks saying how glorious our successes have been fighting terrorism and wars. Condi Rice spoke but she didn't seem to learn that invading other countries and launching full scale wars is the wrong thing to do. Now we'll go onto Iran and Syria.
9/4/2012 6:13:53 AM
I hope Obama gets a great rock and roll song for the campaign. That always kicks it into high gear. It needs to be super cool baby boomer song from 70's rock. Lets all try to think of one that says something about
1. Building our way out of this economy (high speed rail, infrastructure, etc)
2. Alternative energy
3. peace not war
4. raise taxes on the rich and DO NOT BACK OFF THIS - DRIVE THE CAR OFF THE CLIFF
5. debt - doing all the above will satisfy this
9/3/2012 11:55:49 PM
Linda S I must think about changing my picture to the 49ers,,, go niners
I wish the man would have just said YES we are better off even with the obstructionist policies of the gop and tea baggers. This is how I would have answered it and then added about the increase in jobs even it hasnt been a barn burner it is better than 700,000 lost jobs per month. How much do the dems need to dodge their record on jobs and the economy and how the clown show held us back.
just my humbe views
Linda S Houston
9/3/2012 9:42:24 PM
If the Dems don't have a war veteran speak at the convention I am going to be very disappointed. If anyone in this country has earned a place on the podium IT IS OUR SOLDIERS! They can not take that opportunity at their own risk. It would not be using our veterans for political gain, it would be giving them a voice on a national stage which they have been denied for so long.
I realize that active duty soldiers are not allowed to campaign for a candidate, so get a retired one. Just get one!!! We need to hear from them. They need to have their story told.
We will be at perpetual war under a Romney presidency. Let our soldiers come home, once and for all.
Linda S Houston
9/3/2012 9:34:43 PM
After looking at what went down last week, I am convinced there was a complete corporate takeover of the Republican Convention. It was being run by boardroom goons. It was not about the people at all. And I am talking about Republicans. Expanding on Eugenie's premise, I think they made huge strategic errors. The main one being shutting out Ron Paul and any Tea Party influence. Now remember in 2010 they welcomed these guys with open arms acting as if they were some sort of Messiah come to save the party. All of a sudden they no longer exist.
Not even mentioning the war and our soldiers overseas even one time really screams corporate. War is nothing but a chessboard to these guys, something to maximize profits. The "women" theme was lame at best. Women standing up there in name only, yet not one mention of policies that actually affect those women, dead silence on that issue. I dont' care how many women Romney says he has had in his administration as governor, it is his policies regarding women that drive them away.
Then getting Jeb Bush to be the spokesman when he wasn't even President or even in the Congress. As if he is the least tainted Bush version. If they think Bush was not at fault for what went horribly wrong with this country from 2000-2008 then where was he?? Where was Cheney?
They defined themselves by this convention. A bunch of rich white men who apparently think they don't yet have enough money and power and want even more. Romney and wife driving around on the lake today in their expensive water crafts. I think they think their work is done.
If there is one thing the Tea Party has proved it is they can be an unpredictable lot. And right now they are being very very vocal about the way they were treated at this convention. They were virtually ignored, then silenced if they held up a sign or shouted out the name Ron Paul. And hey aren't they the ones with all the guns?? Definitely not a group I would want to piss off.
9/3/2012 7:06:57 PM
You bet, the GOP screwed up everything, and they don't want to admit to any of it. Why do you think that Bush and Cheney, were not at the convention? The GOP doesn't like to admit to past mistakes, so they just pretend that none of it ever existed. There is a reason why Palin and some of those people were not there either, for the exact same reasons. They all fit in nicely with Ayn Rand's, me myself- and I philosophy, of glorifying yourself, at the expense of everyone else around you, and the world!! Just take a look at Chris Christie's Convention speech, or what I saw of it. He was up there, doing nothing more than glorifying himself. He forgot to mention, however, that his State Of New Jersey, has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, or that he created several very big salary jobs for a few people, how, is that for a guy, who is against anything that relates to big Government? He forgot to mention a whole host of things that are wrong with his state, since he has been in there. But then, these GOP-ERS simply cannot assess them selves for any failure at all, that goes back to the Rand Philosophy. New, GOP-Philosophy! WE will lie like a rug, and pretend that anything true or factual, doesn't exist!
Linda S Houston
9/3/2012 12:35:23 PM
Excellent posts donnajoy. You notice Romney never says exactly how he plans to create all those jobs. If more tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy are his answer, like the President said, we already saw that movie and we know how it ends. In fact every time you start trying to analyze their economic plan including their ridiculous budget, it never stands up to one second of scrutiny, hence, the soundbites. Soundbites are the last bastion of the desperate.
9/3/2012 12:06:21 PM
The we built it garbage is just another speech taken out of context and repeated over and over with their usual low information hypnotism for the righties that WANT to believe the daily soundbyte. I know an old retiree in Arizona that watches Fox news all day long. It's no wonder that he is starting to lose his mind.
They are trying to hype the anti- Obama movie as the next Gone With The Wind. More manufactured crap. They just won't quit with the anti-Christ shit. It's surreal. We are witnessing a meltdown of an entire political party that has taken dirty tricks mainstream. These people make Nixon look like a stand up guy.
9/3/2012 11:45:27 AM
The next question should be: If you elect Mitt Romney to be President will you be better off four years from now? Mitt plans on increasing the tax breaks for the wealthy and the defense budget as well as following the Bush Administration blueprint which was a failure. President Obama if re-elected will continue to increase jobs as he has done for over twenty-five straight months. The success of the auto industry is a Obama blueprint for success.