The 2012 Money Gap Grows

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney leaves a private fundraising event at Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse restaurant in Chicago, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012.

To win re-election, Barack Obama won’t be able to rely on the fundraising edge he rode four years ago. The incumbent president was outraised in July by Mitt Romney, the third consecutive month the challenger has held the advantage. The presumptive GOP nominee and the Republican National Committee raked in $101 million last month, while Obama and his allies netted $75 million — less than the $91 million they poured into advertising, technology and other expenses. 

The massive month boosted the Republicans’ campaign bank account to $186 million, a figure that dwarfs the total amassed by Democrats, who reported $127 million in the bank at the end of July. The $62 million advantage is expected to grow larger still in light of the role played by conservative super PACs and outside groups, who outspent their left-leaning counterparts in July by a margin of eight-to-one. Some 80% of GOP spending on the presidential race has come from outside groups.

(PHOTOS: The Rich History of Mitt Romney)

Obama still boasts an overall fundraising advantage, largely because of his head start. With no primary challenger, he was able to begin socking cash away for the general election much earlier than Romney, who didn’t formally vanquish his GOP challengers until the end of the May. But that advantage is quickly receding. Obama’s campaign has predicted all along that they would be outspent, in large part because of the flood of outside money unleashed by the 2010 Supreme Court decision that loosened campaign-finance laws. “We expect Mitt Romney and the Republicans to outspend us,” Obama wrote in a fund-raising email last week.

(PHOTOS: Political Pictures of the Week, Aug. 11-17)

Romney’s fundraising advantage marks a sharp reversal from 2008, when Obama piled up some $750 million, capitalizing on his massive hauls by becoming the first presidential candidate to decline matching federal funds. Four years ago, Obama amassed huge sums from Wall Street; his largest corporate contributor was Goldman Sachs. Despite the President’s support for the bank bailout passed under George W. Bush, such donors have fled.

Obama hasn’t compensated by aggressively courting the deep-pocketed supporters who can power a campaign in the post-Citizens United era. The President has expressed misgivings about the proliferation of super PACs. And while he’s spent a massive amount of time crisscrossing the country for fundraisers, he sometimes neglects the care-and-feeding that gilt-edged contributors have come to expect, as Jane Mayer reports. In an age when megadonors are reshaping the campaign-finance landscape, that could cost him.

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Gary McCray
Gary McCray

Always good to know who the one percent supports.

I just hope that the other ninety nine percent can figure out that that is one of the very best reasons not to vote for him.

borisIII
borisIII

The only thing all that money buys is ads.  And it seems to me no one really believes the political ads are the honest truth anymore.  Or at least they have become to annoying to pay attention too and with all the 24/7 news you can find out what ever you want to know about politics when ever you want.

SOLESUVIVOR
SOLESUVIVOR

80% of GOP  spending comes from outside groups!Hmmmmm?Looks like the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court will indeed make it easier for the rich to buy the White House,the Senate and House of Representatives afterall.Dark days ahead the the average American.

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

"Obama still boasts an overall fundraising advantage, largely because of his head start. With no primary challenger, he was able to begin socking cash away for the general election much earlier than Romney, who didn’t formally vanquish his GOP challengers until the end of the May."

Yes, "advantages".  It also helps that Democrats have benefited for years and years with Unions.  

Have you heard of this new "alliance" on the Democrat side, Alex?  It has been said it is the "most powerful political operation you have never heard of."  

"The Alliance operates in the shadows and steers hundreds of millions of dollars to liberal behemoths. Democratic super PACs, including President Barack Obama’s Priorities USA, the Center for American Progress (CAP), and the corrupt voter group ACORN have all benefitted from its largesse.

The secretive, invitation-only group, co-founded by hedge fund billionaire George Soros, has attracted the support of high-profile liberals such as Hollywood scion Rob Reiner. But many of its members are far more obscure. Business titans, socialites, and activists donate between $100,000 and $200,000 per year to join the elite alliance, while remaining anonymous—and, in some cases, publicly decrying the effect of secret  “dark money” in American politics. An estimated 150 wealthy liberals attended its latest convention—double the 80 members it attracted in 2005.

http://www.democracyalliance.o...

Following the 2010 Republican takeover of the House of Representatives, Vice President Joe Biden appeared at the Alliance’s Washington, D.C., meeting to solicit support. In Feb. 2011, the Alliance abandoned its prohibition on political campaigns and began inviting Democratic Super PACs—including the Obama-affiliated Priorities USA—to its assemblies.

Democracy Alliance chair Rob McKay sits on the board of Priorities USA, which produced the widely condemned attack ad that suggested Republican nominee Mitt Romney was responsible for the death by cancer of a steelworker’s wife.

This is a marked change in direction for the group, which emerged out of liberal disappointment with the 2004 election. Progressive Insurance magnate Peter Lewis and Soros failed to oust George W. Bush, despite spending nearly $50 million in that election.The billionaires decided their wealth would be better spent outside of the world of political parties, and helped found the Alliance to serve as a shadow party. In its infancy, the alliance poured millions into groups that established powerful communications, messaging, and policy teams to veer the party leftward.The strategy soon found success in Lewis’ native Colorado, where independent groups took over the struggling Democratic Party, producing three liberal senators and a Democratic governor in a once-reliably red state. Alliance donations also buttressed the fledgling Center for American Progress (CAP) and Media Matters for America (MMFA).

By 2008, members had contributed at least $100 million to liberal causes, according to the Capital Research Center.

As you can see quickly, the "alliance" is just another re-tooled and renamed George Soros funded operation.  He seems to do that all the time to hide his existence.  Thankfully we have a news organization which keeps track on 'ol George's whereabouts.  I am confident, those of you at TIME.com simply look away.

http://freebeacon.com/democrac...

http://www.capitalresearch.org...

Benevolent Lawyer
Benevolent Lawyer

The Supreme Court is the 3rd political party. If you read ANY of  Scalia's opinions, you will see that he is a Far Right lunatic that loathes the President. Sometimes, Scalia sounds so angry that I think he might have defecated on himself in anger.

Scalia and his Right Wing Conservatives on the Court are radical judicial activists. They have destroyed the sanctity of that Court.

That CORRUPT  man, Scalia,  refused to recuse himself from a case involving Cheney, even though he and Cheney are good friends and play golf regularly.  And that case should have sent Cheney to JAIL for role in he DUBIOUS Iraqi Haliburton dealings, instead thanks to Scalia and his friendship with Cheney, Cheney was fined many millions of dollars.

Yes, the Supreme Court is another reason the Republicans want to win this election. There will be 2 retiring judges in the nest 2 years. They are progressives and they want to appoint Conservatives. So the Court will be a 7:2 split.

This election is about the soul of America. And of course, protecting women from mad extremists in sheep's clothing like Ryan, who was a soldier of the Bush years.

Romney and Ryan, as far as I am concerned represent a regressive America. Obama is more progressive by far.

oneStarman
oneStarman

Maybe it is TIME to start Thinking about a PARTITION similar to the one which created Pakistan as a Model for the Future of the USA.  If we Divided into BLUE and RED Countries Bound by TREATIES maybe we could Survive.  There seems Little Chance that the Two sides of our Country will EVER come together so why Try? There are about 20 BLUE States with about the same POPULATION as the Remaining 30 RED States.  We could have Regional BLUE Capitals in Chicago and New York and LA and a RED Capital in DALLAS. 

Geonew
Geonew

All this superpac money in the campaign cannot be good for the long term viability of our democracy.   This Citizens United decision combined with voter suppression has to undermine our system.  I know Republicans believe that winning this election and removing Obama is everything but beware of making pacts with the Devil.  Once you shift the power away from popular voting - history is fickle and there can be surprising twists and turns - there may be consequences that you may not have anticipated and unpleasant surprises.

sacredh
sacredh

Obama and the democrats aren't raising as much money as the republicans, but how much is Todd Akin worth? The democrats couldn't buy that kind of coverage. They're spending more money, but we're getting free advertising just by talking about nut cases like Akin.

SoCalGuy
SoCalGuy

Romney can spend all the money he wants on a presidential campaign, it's not going to change my mind (and that of a lot of other people) about not voting for him.

George Cook
George Cook

GOOD BYE Mr NoBama...sorry you ran out of funds and your Party deserted you

73yearoldVet
73yearoldVet

A LITTLE STORY ABOUT PAUL RYAN

 

What are we to think of this selection?  He's not a graduate of Columbia University .  He's not a graduate of Harvard.  He wasn't selected as the President of the Harvard Law Review.  He didn't get a special free quota scholarship ride to any prestigious university and, instead, had to work his way through Miami University of Ohio.  For God's sake the man drove the Oscar Mayer Wiener Truck one summer and waited tables another!

 

One morning when Paul Ryan was sixteen years old he went in to wake his father up and found him dead of a heart attack.  He didn't write two books about that experience.  Instead, he assumed the role of adult at an early age, never having the luxury to pursue youthful drug use and the art of socialist revolution.

 

Instead, Paul Ryan and his mother took his grandmother, suffering from Alzheimers, into the household and served as the primary care provider for his grandma.

 

Once Paul Ryan got his BA in Economics from Miami University of Ohio he was hired as a staff economist in Wisconsin Senator Kastin's office.  The job must have not paid well because young Ryan moonlighted as a waiter and fitness trainer.  No one offered him a "token honor" position at the University of Chicago and a 200,000 dollar a year salary.

 

When a still young Paul Ryan returned to Wisconsin to run for Congress he didn't demonize his opponent and dig up dirt to shovel against him.  He waited until the standing Congressman vacated the office before seeking the office.   In Janesville , Wisconsin they don't have a big political machine to promote you, to criminalize your opponent; instead Paul Ryan had to go door to door and sit at kitchen tables and listen to his future constituents.

 

After getting elected to Congress Paul Ryan didn't triumphantly march into Washington , buy himself a Georgetown townhouse and proceed over to K Street to rub elbows with lobbyists.  He bunked in his Congressional office and used the house gym for showers and a fresh change of clothes.

 

Paul Ryan then married and took his bride back to Janesville .  He lives on the same street he lived on as a kid and shares the neighborhood with eight other members of the Ryan clan.  He hunts with the local Janesville hunt club and attends PTA meetings and other civic functions.

 

For those who can't make those public functions, Paul Ryan bought an old bread truck, converted it into a "mobile constituent office" and drives around to meet with those who need his help and attention.

 

No, I don't know if we can vote for a guy like this.  He doesn't have a regal pedigree; he's Irish for God's sake!  No one awarded him a Nobel Peace Prize two months after getting elected.  No one threw flowers or got "chills down their leg" as a he took his seat in Congress.

 

What is most despicable about Paul Ryan is that he has had the nerve to write the House Budget for three years in a row.  He's is brazen and heartless in advocating in that budget for a 5 trillion dollar reduction in federal spending over the next ten years!  The House passed his budget three years in a row and three years in a row the Democratically controlled Senate has let it die in the upper house, without ever proposing a budget of their own.   What is wrong with this guy?  If Congress were to cut 5 trillion dollars from the budget where would the President get the money to give 500 million dollars to a bankrupt Solyndra?  Or 200 million dollars for bankrupt Energy 1?  Or 11 billion dollars to illegal aliens filing INIT, non-resident tax returns to claim 11 billion big ones in child tax credits, even for their children living in Mexico ?

 

I don't know.  Paul Ryan seems heartless to me.  He keeps wanting to cut government waste, he keeps wanting to put a halt to those big GSA conventions in Vegas and, worse, he keeps trying to make people look at that 16.7 trillion dollar deficit!  The guy's no fun at all!

 

Who wants a numbers cruncher?  Who wants someone spoiling the party by showing folks the bill?  Nothing will spoil a party quicker than sending the host the bill before the party's over.

 

Party Hearty folks!  At least until November.

Denzyl Perez
Denzyl Perez

Is ridiculous to see the amount of money being use on advertising these clowns instead of using it for the problems we're facing in this nation everyday. The Nation is going down the drain and these fools waste a quarter of a billion dollars between both of them to advertise lies and personal propaganda that doesn't do anything to help this nation. Very sad to see I once used to have dreams of being here and now all we seem to feel is trapped.

MartyGRMI
MartyGRMI

The money being spent doesn't matter at the Presidential level.  They have both pretty much saturated the market where it counts.  Where the money makes a difference is at the congress, state and local government level.  Big Monied interests will be able to buy influence in politics.  The left and the right should be working together to enact campaign finance reform.

Steve Brown
Steve Brown

Both Obama and Romney are borrow and spenders. Both want to continue the War on Drugs. Both support the Patriot Act and NDAA. Both take big money from corporations. Why not at least check out what Gary Johnson has to say?

Kevin Groenhagen
Kevin Groenhagen

"Romney’s fundraising advantage marks a sharp reversal from 2008, when

Obama piled up some $750 million, capitalizing on his massive hauls by

becoming the first presidential candidate to decline matching federal

funds."

He did so after pledging to accept matching federal funds. That was the first of his many broken promises.

73yearoldVet
73yearoldVet

SOLES,

Do you have a non-left wing source for your inaccurate 80%?

73yearoldVet
73yearoldVet

BSL,

You are so full of sht.

You state your opinion as if it was fact. Your opinion is not fact. It is mostly Partisan BS lies.

You are a very poor example of a person who believes in Democracy.

peacock2828
peacock2828

We talked about it in German class today.  It's gotten pretty ubiquitous.

Michael Reali
Michael Reali

 and what is the role of the Vice President in influencing policy?  I don't care if Ryan is the next coming of JC, he's serving as a tool same as Biden is serving as a tool. 

Benevolent Lawyer
Benevolent Lawyer

73Vet Why have you been responding to my comments everywhere with so much invective?? I have barely ever seen you here. Who are you??? You are NUTSSSS!!!

Anyway, I am always amazed at the tone of  your posts. Why do you sound so smug and inane??  I think it is pathetic that Old foggies like you who should know better, but know nothing, are allowed to vote. You sound senile!!

This is not a competition between folks on Swampland. Romney was an awful Governor and if elected will be an AWFUL president. He is G.W. but without a soul. You know G.W. was manipulated by Cheney, Rumsfeld and all the war mongering, never been to war charlatans, right? You seem none too sharp-- that is why I am reminding you. :)

The Republicans blocked Obama from day one, and have done it in a manner that we are all suffering because their sole aim was to retake the White House.

I hope reasonable Americans will vote AGAINST ROMNEY AND HIS BILLIONAIRE CABAL. 

America is not the Republican party and their caste system of serfs in the lower class, and the Romney's and Cheney's in the Upper caste, telling the serfs what to do.

The USA is meant to be an egalitarian society, with a strong middle class. Instead, it is a shell of its self, thanks to 8 years of abuse under the Republican governance of G.W. Bush.

rokinsteve
rokinsteve

First the righties form a circle.  Then pour gasoline on the person next to them. And then Todd Akin lights a match and "Foom!" the cons become a weenie roast. 

Benevolent Lawyer
Benevolent Lawyer

The Hidden Story of successes of President Obama and the success of the Republican machine who continue to undermine and misrepresent his achievements. (Excerpt from a Book by M. Grunwald)

There are two reasons this story has been hidden, one understandable,

one less so. First, the stimulus was supposed to create jobs at a time

when jobs were vanishing at a terrifying rate. Nonpartisan economists

agree that it helped stop the free fall; job losses peaked the month

before it passed, and the economy dramatically improved once it kicked

into gear. But even after the dramatic improvements, the unemployment

rate was still sky-high and rising; an economy can do a lot better than

losing 800,000 jobs a month without doing well.

Ultimately, the stimulus was a 2.5 million-job solution to an 8 million-job problem. And the Obama transition team put out a tragically dumb forecast suggesting it would keep the unemployment rate below 8 percent.

In fairness, the situation was deteriorating far faster than people

realized; the government had announced a growth rate of -4 percent in

the fourth quarter of 2008, which is hideous, but that was later revised

to -9 percent, which is way beyond hideous. Unemployment actually

topped 8 percent the month the stimulus passed, which obviously wasn’t

the fault of the stimulus.

Recoveries after financial cataclysms are always ugly. But when you spend $800 billion on an economic recovery package, and the recovery stinks, people don’t tend to look past that. That said, the national media should have tried to look past that, but it didn’t, because the national media sucks at covering public policy.

The stimulus included $27 billion to computerize our pen-and-paper health care system, which should reduce redundant tests,

dangerous drug interactions, and fatalities caused by doctors with

chicken-scratch handwriting.

It doubled our renewable power generation; it increased solar installations over 600 percent; it essentially launched our transition to a low-carbon economy. It provided a new model for government spending—with unprecedented transparency, unprecedented scrutiny, and unprecedented competition for the cash. Experts predicted

that as much as 5 percent of it would be lost to fraud, but so far,

investigators have documented less than $10 million in losses, about

0.001 percent.

Despite all the controversy over the lack of shovel-ready

projects, the Obama administration has met every spending deadline, and

it’s kept costs so far under budget that it’s been able to finance over

3,000 additional projects with the savings.

But the media coverage of the stimulus was almost exclusively gotcha stuff, usually without a real gotcha. And when the media did notice long-term investments in the stimulus, like Race to the Top or clean-energy research, it rarely mentioned the stimulus connection.

Except, of course, when it was noticing Solyndra. After a year of screaming headlines about crony capitalism and shady deals, even Republican investigators have admitted there’s no evidence of any political interference or other wrongdoing. A slew of independent reviews—including one led by John McCain’s finance chairman—have

concluded that the clean-energy loan program is working well.

Everyone knew that some of its loans would go bad. But the Solyndra scandal—which isn’t even a scandal—is probably the best-known product of the stimulus.

The complaint from the left about the stimulus has long been: It

was too small. According to your reporting, that’s an unrealistic claim.

Why?

Well, it was too small. More aid to states would have prevented more

layoffs of public employees. More infrastructure projects would have put

more unemployed laborers to work. More tax cuts would have put more

money into the hands of consumers.

What my reporting shows is that the disillusionment addicts of the left are wrong to blame President Obama for the size of the stimulus.

People forget that after Lehman Bros. collapsed in September 2008,

Democrats couldn’t even get 60 votes in the Senate for a $50 billion

stimulus; in fact, two Democrats voted against it. The $800 billion

stimulus was over four times larger than Obama’s campaign proposal in

October 2008. It was over twice as large as the package that 387 liberal

economists urged Congress to pass in late November. It’s only in

retrospect that $800 billion seems wimpy. And Obama couldn’t have gotten a dime more through the Senate. The three moderate Republicans who voted yes—Collins, Olympia Snowe, and Arlen Specter—all insisted they wouldn’t support anything over $800 billion.

So did at least a half-dozen centrist Democrats, like Mark Begich of Alaska, Ben Nelson of Nebraska, and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota wanted a bigger stimulus, but he was in the room during the

negotiations, and he told me: There was absolutely no way to make that

happen.

Some progressives admit that Obama couldn’t have gotten more stimulus

during his first month in office but complain that he never pushed for

more stimulus after the Recovery Act passed. That’s just wrong. He never

stopped pushing behind the scenes and ended up getting another $700

billion worth in 2009 and 2010, even though Republicans were trying to

obstruct him at every turn. They were even marching in lockstep against

unemployment benefits and small-business tax cuts that they had always

supported in the past. So Obama did well to get what he got.

From a Book by Michael Grunwald.

peacock2828
peacock2828

"For God's sake the man drove the Oscar Mayer Wiener Truck one summer and waited tables another!"

 

So this gives us permission to call him a semi-skilled laborer, like you call Obama a community organizer, right?

George Cook
George Cook

VERY WELL STATED...and FACTUALLY STATED...with NO "FLUFF AND PUFF" and "NO FUZZY MATH"....we KNOW the facts and background re Paul Ryan...I think that's a WHOLE LOT MORE that we know about the man in the BIG CHAIR TODAY RIGHT?????

Benevolent Lawyer
Benevolent Lawyer

I don’t think my book portrays the Republicans as “vicious,” but I do

show—thanks to a lot of in-depth interviews with GOP sources—how they

plotted to obstruct Obama before he even took office. I show how the

stimulus was chock full of stuff they claimed to support until Jan. 20,

2009—not just things like health IT and the smart grid and energy

efficiency and scientific research, but the very idea of Keynesian

stimulus. Every presidential candidate in 2008 proposed a stimulus

package, and Mitt Romney’s was the largest.

So I do spend a fair amount of time chronicling Republican stimulus hypocrisies. (Readers might enjoy the backstory of Sen. Judd Gregg’s short-lived nomination to be Obama’s commerce secretary.) In general, I’d have to say my reporting backs up the Norm Ornstein-Thomas Mann thesis that the Republicans have gone off the policy deep end—denying global warming, denying Keynesian economics (except when it comes to business tax cuts and defense spending!), trashing Obama’s government takeover of health care and also his Medicare cuts, drumming stimulus supporters like Crist and Specter out of the party.

Then again, one Republican who comes off pretty well is Mark Sanford, a rare voice of honest small-government conservatism in the party. (He also says some pretty surprising things about his trip

down the Appalachian Trail.)

I think there ought to be a great debate about the stimulus and its

interventions in various sectors of the economy. But we haven’t had that

debate. We’ve debated a bizarro-world stimulus that does not exist. And

I think that’s true about Obama, too. I don’t think he comes across as

“brilliant.” I think he comes across as a pragmatic left-of-center

technocrat who wasn’t interested in pursuing lost causes, but basically

tried to do what he said he would do during the campaign.

He wasn’t a policy entrepreneur with new policy ideas, but he did his best to get 60 votes for old policy ideas that made sense, and then pushed his

administration to put them into action as cleanly and competently as

possible. And I did a lot of reporting in the bowels of the bureaucracy

and around the country to show how change has been playing out.

 

From the Book, "A New New Deal" By Michael Grunwald

Richard Bogue-Varea
Richard Bogue-Varea

Please re-read the article above.  It clearly states President Obama only used corporate money when he initially ran so he wouldn't use the Federal Figure Matching Money.  Today, it's a point of pride for the Obama campaign that the majority (~75%) of their donations are around $50 or less and their big name donors from 2008 aren't there for him now cuz he's actually a man of the People.  SuperPACs, the folks with the most cash flow thanks to shell bundlers and pretty much money laundering due to "Citizens" United, are the big problem being noted here.  Not the individual campaigns.  More parties would be a nice thing but nothing matters till we get these man-made entities and their filthily gargantuan wallets out of our Politics.  I'm leaning on standardized tests to make sure we don't get any more crazies in Politics either...

MrObvious
MrObvious

Kevin

Lets make this clear.

If he lied he lied to us liberals. Not you.You and your rightie brethren don't mind unlimited money in politics and you don't care about where it comes from either.

I'm the guy who doesn't want money in politics. You're the guy that does.

So you're beatching and moaning about something you think is super duper in Mitt Romney.

Let me know when you have that ahaa moment.

nflfoghorn
nflfoghorn

Paid for by People Who Don't Have to Give Out Their Real Names.

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

Do you follow me around all the time?  That's really creepy.  But then again, most libtards are VERY creepy people.

Benevolent Lawyer
Benevolent Lawyer

 *Huh Loonie *I think I will start ignoring your posts. Your rabid dedication to ignorance galls me. I STATED THE FACTS. You can deny them or determine its veracity by going to the SCOTUS site. Do some research on YOUR OWN. GET OUT OF THIS SITE AND THINK. READ AND THINK. Maybe it will broaden your mind as opposed to your cut and paste of opinions. You disgust any intellectual minded folk.

I am a patriot. You are partisan. Semi illiterate so called conservatives are a DISGRACE to the party of Lincoln. You make everything seem so barbaric and common.  Your irrational outbursts and smug regurgitation of talking points of your party as you act as a robotic foot soldier is pathetic. You are pathetic.  Sad old HERETIC, misrepresenting conservatism as some racist, sexist idiotic concept.

Sicko.  

sacredh
sacredh

They can spend tons of money buying ads on tv, but what kind of value does a topic have that gets talked about around the water cooler at work or gets debated at the lunch table? When you walk into work and the first thing somebody says is "Can you believe what that idiot Akin said?", how do you put a monetary value on that?

.

It's unlikely that you'll walk into work and somebody says "I saw a slick attack ad last night. Let's discuss it.". How many millions of dollars is Akin and Mitt's tax returns worth? Money has to be used effectively. Something that generates a national discussion is priceless.

73yearoldVet
73yearoldVet

rookie,

It must be real dark living in your parents basement. You are obviously becoming less sane the longer you contiue to live there.

I really think you should re-apply to high school and try to make something of yourself. If Obama loses there won't be all the free stuff for you.

73yearoldVet
73yearoldVet

BSL,

"The Hidden Story of successes of President Obama".

Hidden so well that it doesn't actually exist.

Benevolent Lawyer
Benevolent Lawyer

He has one degree and yet some establishment Republicans mocked Palin because of her "lack of sufficient education"--okay, it was after she started seeing Russia from her window, and linking Obama to all manner of baseless conjecture and drivel to incite the base-- that she was defined and revealed.

Ryan is no different from Palin.He has one degree just as she did, and in my opinion, none too bright. If you doubt me, look at the analysis of his insane bills. He too will soon be revealed as Palin in drag. 

Yes, Ryan has better diction,political "bravado" and more Good ol' boy lingo than Palin-- because he has been in congress for so long. But he is just as dangerous and ignorant as she was. Worse still, he is packaged to look rational. Well, Hitler was packaged in that way too. Ryan's external appearance obfuscates the internal lunacy of a crazy ideologue from the old Bush era.

Ryan, a lunatic seeking an absolute plutocracy, a society in which the poor are destroyed, women made chattel and the rich left to do as they please. These are not conservative principles, instead his views  are Far Right Conservative heresy .

He is a Maniac and crazy ideologue who longs for a return to the Bush days. No matter how short people's memories are, Paul Ryan  should NEVER be elected, and neither should the rudderless ambitious and entitled Romney.

73yearoldVet
73yearoldVet

Peanuts,

At least he learned to work for a living.

73yearoldVet
73yearoldVet

George,

If you want to know about the Oman today there's a new book and movie just out.

The book is "Obama's America" by Dinesh D'Souza.

 Dr. D’Souza is an Indian-American and is the President of Kings College in NYC. He is absolutely brilliant and has traveled to 4 continents to conduct interviews and research on the life of Obama.

The movie is "2016 Obama's America"

I highly recommend both. The following is a link to the movie which you really should see the trailer.

http://2016themovie.com/

The MSM is maintaining complete silence on this movie. They don’t want the American public to know it even exists.

It is based on the most complete research ever done on the life of Barack Obama and what are his true motivations for the direction he is trying to taking our country.

 

73yearoldVet
73yearoldVet

BSL,

You are too much of a Partisan Ideologue to write anything that was truthful and factual about either political party.

Personally I will take Milton Friedman's economic ideas and policies over Keynesian junk any day of the week. Friedman's theories actually work Keynesian theories do not.

George Cook
George Cook

Short Memories quickly FORGET the $50,000 Campaign Fund Raising Dinners the Elitists of Hollywood and Chicago threw for MR O Right???? OOOPS

George Cook
George Cook

You'd probably BELIEVE that I have a BROOKLYN BRIDGE for sale too.........right????

Kevin Groenhagen
Kevin Groenhagen

Obama lied to everyone.

"You and your rightie brethren don't mind unlimited money in politics and you don't care about where it comes from either."

McCain agreed to accept matching federal funds. That meant limited money.

Aha! You're a moron!

thinksome1
thinksome1

It is not about who he lied to, it is whether he lied or not. Did he?

George Cook
George Cook

You also forgot about the BIG Fund Raising Dinners, in the $50,000 and $10,000 area that Hollywood and Chicago elitists threw for Mr NO BAMA right........OOPS

dawn orthen
dawn orthen

 @LiberalLies2012:disqus

"frankly my child, the lord is a force who gives strength to those who believe in their power to find their own true path.

the lord is a force that punishes those who use his name and power to force others onto a path that is not their own, nay, my child. the lord is a force that does not wish his children to follow a path that is trodden by many. the lord wishes his loved children to walk their own path, whether it be good or evil." - jaque des loi, first disciple of the one true god

good huh? in the book im quoting this guy is running for the highest holy position in his faith, against a man who wants everyone to think a certain way and act a certain way.

jackie (as his fans call him), is a devout follower of his faith but unlike the majority he and his small group of followers believe that in the infinite wisdom of the one true god, all choices a man makes in his life are correct choices.

his opponent, a grotesque very fat and gilded man, believes that his interpretation of the religions texts is the correct one and that the one true god wants people to live a certain way and ONLY a certain way.

the major difference between the two, jackie and the gilded man, is that jackie attempts to convince people through kind words and strength of faith.  the gilded man, is the opposite. the gilded man attempts to force men to come under his control through lies, fear, murder, and blasphemy. the gilded man, for all purposes, is a charlatan who wants power.

do you see my point i wonder?

the comparison im making?

in the last decade ive been intellectually privy to higher thought processes ive noticed that within my community people belonging to the republican  school of thought have subscribed to methods of fear and lies to control the community. on the reverse however, people who subscribe to the democratic school of thought (at least in my area) run damage control and soothe scared children when the hate filled "patriarch" says that "god will bring a plague down upon the homes of heathens who vote for the black devil."

outsider2011
outsider2011

 The simple fact that they're advocating not telling anyone what they actually advocate for fear that it will be used against them, should be what ends this campaign as it is.

Trust us.

Just vote Obama already. Even if you don't like him, he's the "devil you know".

I cannot for the life of me, ever remember a politician being so honest that they came out and said, we can't tell you what our platform is; you won't vote for us. And we don't' want it used against us - ever before.

73yearoldVet
73yearoldVet

BSL,

"He has one degree just as she did, and in my opinion, none too bright."

That is probably the most ignorant comment I have ever seen.

To think you can measure one's intelligence and knowledge by the number of college degrees they have shows that you are a total loon and cannot be taken seriously.

Some of the most intelligent and successful individuals in the world never completed college.

One could make an argument that the more college degrees a person has the less knowledgeable they are of the real world outside of academics.

Everything you write is ignorant partisan junk and then you call others partisans.

As the great philosopher Pogo once said, "We have found the enemy and it is you [BSL]".

You need to learn the difference between your opinions and perceptions and real facts and truth. It appears in your case they are almost never the same.

One more parting word of wisdom for you.

As the great cowboy philosopher Will Rogers once said,

"Common sense is genus dressed up in its working cloths".

Hopefully you will take some of the above information to heart and use it to improve your understanding of reality. Leave your bubble and experience the real world. You might actually like it.

73yearoldVet
73yearoldVet

BSL,

As I said before. I speak the truth. You lie.

Dr. D'Souza is a brilliant man and 10 X the American you are.

You cannot prove he is wrong on anything in this movie.

Because you are an Obama worshiper, who will follow him right or wrong, you want to shoot the messenger.

You ask in an earlier post "who am I".

For your edification I am a 73 year old U.S. Navy Veteran, Retired CEO, “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” winning person with a ton of varied life experiences and one hell of a lot of wisdom and common sense.

In other words a Liberal’s worst nightmare.

Benevolent Lawyer
Benevolent Lawyer

I  watched it.  The guy who wrote it walks around with a bullet in his brain. He is a mad man!!! In many other countries, for blending these sorts of dastardly lies, he might be sentenced to death.

I think you need to air your brain if you believed that NONSENSE. Goshhhh.... Sie Sound Mad!!!! Was ein wahnsinniger! ja ja ja!!!

rokinsteve
rokinsteve

And then you have Todd Akin-the gift that keeps on giving.  It's worth about 100 million and it's all FREE!  Say goodnight, Georgy Forgery. 

MrObvious
MrObvious

Focus, we're talking about who he 'lied' too. Kevin is for all the money and have no problem with Mitt taking it, but somehow this is a nono when it comes to Obama.

MrObvious
MrObvious

3x

I could understand if you're upset if you're against money in politics like I am. But you're not. So excuse me if I don't really care that much about yours and Kevins hypocrisy.