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Veteran for Romney
I don’t know about you, but to me $70,000 is a lot of money. That is the amount spent recently by President Barack Obama to pay for commercials in Pakistan apologizing to the mobs who attacked our embassy and burned our flag. This is but one part of a campaign of apology and appeasement tried regarding an Internet video released in July.
Of course, it had to be this video, there just could not have been any ties to al-Qaida or terrorism. The fact that these protests started on the 11th anniversary of 9/11 isn’t relevant. The U.S. drone strike killing al-Qaida’s second in command the week before the protests could not have mattered. The commercials of our president taking credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden wouldn’t have mattered much either.
I guess that is why President Obama chose not to attend his daily intelligence briefings. After all, isn’t attending fundraisers with celebrities so much more important?
To be serious, our ambassador to Libya and three other Americans have been brutally murdered and our flag has been repeatedly burned by angry mobs. We even have the president of Egypt telling us to control our speech or there may be more violence.
And what is President Obama’s response? More of the same apologies he has been trying since 2009.
If what you want is an appeaser in chief, you know who to vote for in November. As a proud veteran, I will be voting for Mitt Romney.
While this space has been flooded with letters in support of Mitt Romney gushing with unabashed praise for the Republican contender and brimming with hate and loathing for the president, there are several topics that have not received a lot of discussion in these letters.
First, Republicans are squarely responsible for the economic disaster that President Obama has been dealing with for the last four years. They insisted on deregulation of banks which fueled the sub-prime lending practices that caused the U.S. housing market to collapse in 2006.
Then a Republican administration had two years to resolve the crisis, which was only exacerbated under George W. Bush.
Now Republicans are lambasting Barack Obama for not doing more in four years.
At least Republicans are providing some parameters: two years is not enough time, but four years is too much. Of course not all years are equal. When the crisis erupted, Congress got behind George Bush and supported his initiatives aimed at stabilizing the economy. With the changing of administration, the Republicans in Congress, including our own representative, have had one strategy: defeat or try to defeat any legislation that would ease the economic crisis and, in turn, put the president in a favorable light. This group would rather see America fail and her people suffer, than risk losing a political opportunity. Is this really who we need in charge of the country? I think not.
Another enduring legacy of the Bush years is the choke hold of fear we had lived in since 9/11. Osama bin Laden remained at large, in spite of initiation and escalation of war, acts which the Bush administration later admitted were without a factual basis. Under President Obama, that threat was ended, along with the war it flamed.
Let’s review: Osama Bin Laden is dead and Detroit isn’t. President Obama deserves another term, but this time with a Congress who cares about their country and not just their own political well being.
Sherry Keith Kelley
The day the Dems took over
The day the Democrats took over the government was not Jan. 22, 2009, it actually was Jan. 3, 2007, when Democrats took over the House of Representatives and the Senate. They controlled a majority in both chambers for the first time since the end of the 103rd Congress in 1995.
For those who are listening to the fallacy that everything is “Bush’s Fault,” think about this: Jan. 3, 2007 was the day the Democrats, led by Sen. Harry Reid, took over the Senate and the House of Representatives led by Nancy Pelosi. The Dow Jones closed at 12,621. The GDP for the previous quarter was 3.5 percent. The unemployment rate was 4.6 percent and Bush’s economic policies had 52 straight months of job growth. The economy expanded for a few months to Oct. 9, 2007, when it closed at a historic high of 14,165.
Then, with the Democratic Congress, the economic meltdown started and continued until the Market closed at 6,547 on Mar. 9, 2009. One of the reasons was banking and financial services fiascoes.
Budgets do not come from the White House, they come from Congress and the party that controlled Congress in January 2007 was the Democrat ic Party.
In 2007-2008, they had to contend with George W. Bush, which caused them to compromise some on spending. Beginning in 2009 though, Pelosi and Reid bypassed the president entirely, passing continuing resolutions to keep government running until Barack Obama took office. At that time, they passed an omnibus spending bill to complete the 2009 budget. Where was Obama during this time? He was a member of that very Congress that passed all of these massive spending bills, and he signed the omnibus bill as president to complete it.
Democrats inherited the 2007 deficit, but even parts of that was their own making, and it was the lowest in five years, and the fourth straight decline in deficit spending. After that, Democrats in Congress took control of spending, and that includes Obama.
In a nutshell, what Obama is saying “I inherited a deficit that I voted for.”
Vote for Hack
President Barack Obama has shown his hand — he will do, say, and try anything to get re-elected.
Obama and his advisers cannot run his re-election campaign on his dismal record. Instead they make up lies about Gov. Mitt Romney.
Obama has taken $716 billion from Medicare to start Obamacare.
Obama has decreased funding for Social Security.
Obama has imposed rules and regulations on businesses resulting in more Americans laid off or dismissed from their jobs.
Obama is doing a good job of destroying the coal industry.
Obama has done his best to divide the people in America.
Obama is trying to make our country weaker by cutting the military.
Obama has a very poor record on foreign affairs does not understand who our enemies are.
Obama has done a great job of destroying America’s economy.
Obama spends more time out of Washington. Has Obama taken on more than he’s capable of as America’s president?
It looks like Obama will be re-elected, God help us. I believe that because most blacks will vote for Obama, not because of his dismal record but because he’s black.
Most Hispanic (Mexican) voters will vote for Obama because of unconstitutional promises made to illegal (Mexican) aliens.
Obama has all the homosexuals voting for his re-election. He believes they’re right and the Bible — God’s word — is wrong
Finally, because he has on his side the major liberal networks ABC, NBC, CBS, and MSNBC they are so one-side in reporting the news. If they would just report the facts instead of trying to make up stories, Obama would be defeated by a large margin. Most of us know that will not happen and that’s a shame, America loses.
During President George W. Bush’s eight years he was not perfect, but the collapse of the housing market and financial markets were the results of Rep. Barney Frank Mass. and the Democratic Party. Remember Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Please vote for myself the choice is very obvious.
In the vice presidential debate, while watching Joe Biden laugh I was reminded of Proverbs 29:9. Straight from the mouth of God: “Whenever a wise man has a controversy with a foolish man, the foolish man either rages or laughs and there is no end.”
Why did they allow Biden to continually interrupt Paul Ryan? Ryan was unable to get many of his key points across because Biden kept interrupting him and laughing like a fool. Biden was rude,arrogant and it was not a fair debate. In a debate as important as this you would think there would be some sort of rules of common courtesy and somebody should be outspoken enough to enforce those rules.
Jerry Cooke Sr.
Does Vice President Joe Biden have a “nervous tick or laugh” or what?
Debates are not humorous, they’re serious business.
He was rude and interruptive, cutting off Rep. Paul Ryan and Martha Radditz so he could push his agenda, whatever that was supposed to be.
He acted like a 4-year-old trying to get attention rather than a statesman.