Obama’s DNC Speech: Hope Urged, Tough Slog Promised

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President Barack Obama walks on stage during the final day of the Democratic National Convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 6, 2012

I’m not on President Obama’s payroll, no matter what Stephen Colbert says, so I can say this without fear of being fired: I didn’t get that speech. It felt subdued and clichéd. It felt like it was a few speeches stitched together. It felt like, after overpromising in 2008, he was determined to underpromise in 2012. And it all led up to a final ask that seemed baffling: “If you share that faith with me — if you share that hope with me — I ask tonight for your vote.” You’ve been President for four years! Is mere hope still the best reason to support you?

I don’t want to say too much more before I reread the speech, because as always there were nice moments — about the reality of global warming, about the Republican obsession with tax cuts, about the little girl from Phoenix whose insurance company is going to have to pay for her heart surgery. It’s no secret that I think Obama has a powerful story to tell about the change that’s happened over the past four years, so I was happy to hear him brag about saving the auto industry, doubling renewable energy, raising educational standards, ending the war in Iraq and killing Osama bin Laden. I even liked his notion that “you did it.”

Maybe I’m just sick of convention speeches. I actually liked this one better on the page, which is pretty unusual for a Barack Obama gig. I could see how it made him look serious and presidential. But it still seemed to be a compromise between White House factions who couldn’t agree on how much to brag about Obama’s record and how much to focus on the future, how much to bash Republicans and how much to reach for a more uplifting tone. “If you buy into the cynicism that the change we fought for isn’t possible, well, change will not happen,” Obama said. “If you give up on the idea that your voice will make a difference, then other voices will fill the void.” But wait: I thought change did happen. Why would we want to give up?

I don’t entirely trust my snap judgments about these things, but the speech felt like a downer, hope and all. Joe Biden made a better case for his boss, and Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama made much better cases. Obama made a persuasive argument that returning power to Republicans could be a disaster for the country — it’s not a hard argument to make — but he didn’t make four more years of Obama sound like much fun. “Yes, our road is longer, but we’ll travel it together,” he warned us. “We don’t turn back. We leave no one behind.” Sounds like a tough slog.

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Richard Giles
Richard Giles

Bush-Cheney spent eight years catering to "the money" and proved beyond any doubt that the "trickle down" theory is a complete fraud only making the wealthy wealthier and soliciting political support. Now the Republicans are blaming Obama for everything and saying the problems are "big government", government spending and the deficit and they are pushing for more considerations for the 1%, even with increased costs to the 99%. Romney has said he actually wants to cut taxes further and to aggressively cut regulations and Ryan’s budget recommends giving more considerations to the very wealthy and raising costs to the 99%. Now how does that thinking match up against reality?

While reducing the size of government, government spending and the deficit are all good goals they neither will solve the problems nor even address what caused the problems, actually they are a distraction from focusing on what did cause our problems. None of our problems were caused by government spending and some responsible government spending will actually help revive the economy (as some already has). What caused our problems in every case was exploitation by the few, with excessive deregulation, lax oversight and weak enforcement encouraging run-away greed, gross dishonesty and self-indulgence resulting in repeated crisis in savings-and-loans, banks, dot.coms, the mortgage, financial and investment industries, also with corporate corruption (like Enron) and costly industrywide failures - always with the few walking away with substantial gains and the country, the majority left with the significant costs. 

Those circumstances were set-up by permissive politicians catering to "the money" and calling it "conservative", with the resulting problems growing as the politicians were busy looking to the 1% for their support, including to finance and help con the people and manipulate public opinion. What Romney, Ryan and the Republican / Tea Party are now recommending is a return to that style of government, with the few once again having Carte Blanche to aggressively exploit the economy for their large gains. Nothing they seek even directly addresses the need for increased revenue as they just rationalize the economy will provide that, even as they cut taxes more. That mentality is what pushes this country further into being a two-class society with the 1% feeding their insatiable "more" (never enough) appetite and competing in having it all, while the 99% continually looses more. If the voters buy into that deception and support a return to "more of the same", Bush-Cheney style, the result can only be "more of the same" and again the people will pay the price.

Andrea
Andrea

What I didn't get was the president throwing the ball back in the people's court.  The "you", "you", "you" from someone who usually prefers "I".

What is his job if the people are supposed to be doing it all?  Like a photoshopped picture, he switched things around.

Phoenix31756
Phoenix31756

Republicans = Liars and Cutthroats !

Democrats    = Crooks and Thieves !

Or, is it the other way around ? Frankly, Who cares ! The Nation is the one that's going to lose because we've become DIVIDED and MISGUIDED by those who seem intent on DISTORTING THE TRUTH and for what ?

Those that disagree with my statement will come back and Discredit me for some B$ and those that do agree with me, won't ACKNOWLEDGE it because they are afraid of sticking their neck out in defense of someone who voices the truth irregardless if I AM THE ONE THAT RISK HIS FREEDOM !

All you have to do is make the RIGHT CHOICE and everyone who says your choice isn't the right choice is not willing to put his life on the line like I've had and millions of other veterans !

This comment was PAID for and APPROVE by an AMERICAN CITIZEN and PATRIOT !

NOT SOME DUMB SHUCK RUNNING FOR A SEAT TO RULE OVER OTHERS !        

Benevolent Lawyer
Benevolent Lawyer

What is your point???? That we do not vote? BTW, ROMNEY STINKS!! He was our governor in MA, and was the most inept incompetent GOVERNOR IMAGINABLE. 

On all key labor market measures, the state (MA-under Romney) not only lagged behind the country as a whole, but often ranked at or near the bottom of the state distribution. Formal payroll employment in the state in 2006 was still 16,000 or 0.5 percent below its average level in 2002, the year immediately prior to the start of the Romney administration. Massachusetts ranked third lowest on this key job generation measure and would have ranked second lowest if Hurricane Katrina had not devastated the Louisiana economy. Manufacturing payroll employment throughout the nation declined by nearly 1.1 million or 7 percent between 2002 and 2006, but in Massachusetts it declined by more than 14 percent, the third worst record in the country.

Phoenix31756
Phoenix31756

Am pretty sure you DID miss the point here, BL ?

Do you have a LABEL on your forehead that states you are a Republican or a Democrat ? I didn't think so ! You might wear it in your pocketbook but it's really not out in the open is it ?

My argument is that both parties DO NOT, have the interest of the people in mind, NONE ! Why can't you admit that one or the other is no better then the next SCHMUCK that desires to rule over the stupid people of this nation ! YES, I SAID IT !

This is no different then when I was in the service really. Am going to try my hardest to explain what I mean here...In a US Army infantry squad you have a mix of Pvt's, Pfc's and Cpl's and all are under the Authority, Responsibly of a Sgt. A Sgt, is a Leader and he gives Orders that were given him by his Superiors and he carries out those orders to the best of his ability. Now, if this Sgt causes Distrust among his men through lack of Incompetence and poor Judgement skills, WHAT do you think is going to happen in that squad ?

I, myself REFUSE to BLINDLY follow someone that shows he's NOT capable of leading, much less being TRUSTED with my Health and Welfare as a citizen of the United States Of America !

OBAMA is not GOD ! He is an individual like me and you and the rest of us, Whatever he's been doing you see as Good Leadership skills is just a ploy because he's been leaching off his ADVISERS !

jmt13
jmt13

Then what is the "right" choice?  I have heard veterans say both people before us as a choice are right.  Why yell and question everyone else's choice?

Phoenix31756
Phoenix31756

Because, I HATE SUFFERING because you made a BAD CHOICE that I have made you aware of in the first place !

Whatever choice you make, PEOPLE will suffer !

Phoenix31756
Phoenix31756

Let's face it, jmt13, whatever choice we make, we'll end up paying for it in the end !

How about we all make the choice that YOU run for the office of the Presidency    ?

jmt13
jmt13

So by extending your logic, whatever choice I made was a bad choice so I should what, not vote at all?

HAY-ELL NO

Megliore
Megliore

I just paused your appearance on Colbert to google your name. I HATE when gorgeous men are also intelligent! I was soooo hoping to come find that you were hateable or in some cult. Curses! That's a voice, face, and body language I'd tune in to watch every night. Why aren't you hosting your own late night show? Sigh! Adorable.

Benevolent Lawyer
Benevolent Lawyer

 Megliore, you might want to join E-harmony. This is a political discourse here. And while you are at it, might I recommend 4 cold showers for 2 weeks. Bwahahahahaha

PANATAG
PANATAG

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imbustinloose
imbustinloose

Regarding the comments of jc46202, there are seeds planted by this President. Those seeds will grow into tyranny, confiscation of personal wealth, and the continued decimation of this country.

If you review the Obama speeches, his American Jobs Act, and the off the cuff remarks made this man hates this country and is bent on bringing it down.  His latest speech is evidence of what he really thinks of the American people;  That we''re ignorant and will fall for the same old BS.

I as a conservative heard this speech jumped for joy. This man has nothing new to offer and will not consider adapting his ideology to solve the problems of this country. So while all these liberal pundits throw the race card just remember this man has done nothing but harm our country!!! YES OUR COUNTRY!!!!

This is the country of the people not the Government. These elected officials need to be reminded of that quite often, not just when its an election year!!!!

53underscore3
53underscore3

You must not have been listening to an unedited video of the convention speeches. 

I think the only thing busting loose is that vein in your forehead.

Glen Fiddich
Glen Fiddich

"I'm not concerned about the very poor."

-----1%er, Racist, Woman-hating Sexist Mormon, and "Owner Of The Country", Mitt Romney (January 2012) 

 

Obamacare's best argument is RomneyDon'tCare. 

 

GOBAMA2012!!!!

Benevolent Lawyer
Benevolent Lawyer

 And the worst part of that "RomneyDon'tCare" sobriquet, is that it is TRUE. 

In the last few years of his term Romney was out of the state more than he

was in the state. When he was running for president, the last

two years of his governorship, part of his campaign rhetoric was to dump on

Massachusetts. He made a conscious decision not to run for governor again and

he left office with fairly lousy approval numbers.

Romney was traveling out of

state for part or all of more than 200 days in his last year in office, and

jokes about liberal Massachusetts were part of his stand-up routine on the

stump. This was precisely the opposite of what Romney promised to do when

running for office. At that time he said he would use his business experience

and salesmanship to talk Massachusetts up to investors from around the country.

HE MOCKED THE MESS HE LEFT IN MA, EVEN THOUGH HE DID NOTHING TO IMPROVE OUR ECONOMY! 

Andy
Andy

my

classmate's aunt makes $63 hourly on the internet. She has been laid off

for eight months but last month her check was $12370 just working on

the internet for a few hours. Read more on this site

http://www.LazyCash49.com

filmnoia
filmnoia

With the employment rate at a shade above 8%, I'd like to see some journalist dig into finding out who these people are. There is a certain group, my guess is 4% or so who are the chronically unemployed, whereas many of the other 4% are middle-aged people who lost decent paying jobs and now are finding that their age mitigates against them finding anyone who wants to hire them at anything remotely close to  what they were making. Companies would rather hire 25-30 year olds for one half the salary. The bigger problem are the larger number of well educated under employed. It's established that Willard is clueless, but even I have to wonder where are these well paying jobs going to come from.

Glen Fiddich
Glen Fiddich

Strange thing about that 12 million jobs Romney said he would produce. 

That happens to be EXACTLY the baseline forecast for what will happen if we just sit back and don't mess up the existing recovery AT ALL. So Romney's plan details actually fit. He's promising nothing, and that's what we'll get - the 12 million jobs that are already expected to happen without any new action.

Basically, it is like promising the sun will rise and set every day during his term.

The good news is that at least he is not lying. For once.

But there is still the question of what he’s hiding in his tax returns…..  and in

offshore banks......

MrObvious
MrObvious

To be honest; those 12 million will be created in China and similar places under Mitt because Mitt want to remove taxes for any profit from overseas so there's no reason for anyone to set up shop in USA under those conditions.

Glen Fiddich
Glen Fiddich

 Indeed, that is true.  But they ARE the jobs that Romney is "promising", and to which Obama is referring when he says they will happen even if we do nothing.

Glen Fiddich
Glen Fiddich

 

 NBC says Romney is a

liar. 

http://www.nbcwashington.com/n... 

 

NPR says Romney is a liar. 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsal...... 

 

CNN says Romney is a liar. 

 http://www.cnn.com/2012/08/23/...... 

 

Bill Clinton, who Romney’s ad references, says

Romney is a liar. 

 http://wonkette.com/480489/bil...... 

 

CBS says Romney is a liar. 

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-21...... 

 

Washington Post says Romney is a liar. 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/...... 

 

Politifact says Romney is a liar. 

http://www.politifact.com/trut...... 

Paul Ryan lied when he said that

Obama was at fault for the GM factory closing in his home town. 

 

Paul Ryan lied when he said that Obama is cutting

$700 billion in coverage from medicare when it is actually $700 in fraud that

Paul Ryan himself also cuts in his own medicare plan. 

 

Paul Ryan lied when he blamed Obama for the credit

rating drop when it was actually the tea party debt limit debates that caused

it. 

 

Paul Ryan lied when he said the stimulus did nothing

when it actually lowered taxes on millions of people and saved about 3 million

jobs. 

 

Paul Ryan blasted Obama for not using the

Simpson-bowles results when Paul Ryan himself voted against those

results. 

 

Paul Ryan blamed Obama for the deficits that Paul

Ryan himself created when he voted for all the deficit creating policies….

 

Hmmmmmm…..looks like something of

a pattern here.  A lying

RepubliKKKrapper presidential candidate, and a lying RepubliKKKrapper vice-presidential

candidate….

 

Why am I thinking of Nixon and

Agnew?

 

Or 3xfire and phonydrearljr1/georgiamd????

73yearoldVet
73yearoldVet

Obama’s Campaign Sinks to a New Low for the 2012 Election

Verdict Is In: Obama Levels More Personal Attacks

POLITICO Sept, 6, 2012

There is a particular category of the 2012 race to the low road in which the two sides are not competing on equal terms: Obama and his top campaign aides have engaged far more frequently in character attacks and personal insults than the Romney campaign.

With a few exceptions, Romney has maintained that Obama is a bad president who has turned to desperate tactics to try to save himself. But Romney has not made the case that Obama is a bad person, nor made a sustained critique of his morality a central feature of his campaign.

Obama, who first sprang to national attention with an appeal to civility, has made these kind of attacks central to his strategy. The argument, by implication from Obama and directly from his surrogates, is not merely that Romney is the wrong choice for president but that there is something fundamentally wrong with him.

To make the case, Obama and his aides have used an arsenal of techniques — personal ridicule, suggestions of ethical misdeeds and aspersions against Romney’s patriotism — that many voters and commentators claim to abhor, even as the tactics have regularly proved effective.

It is not that the Obama-led attacks on Romney’s character have been especially vicious by historical standards. But they have been both relentless and remorseless, designed to portray Romney as too flawed personally to be a viable political alternative :

— Obama senior adviser David Axelrod early in the campaign called Romney “a charlatan.” Senior White House adviser David Plouffe made the same hollow-man argument during the GOP primaries: “You get the sense with Mitt Romney that if he thought it was good to say the sky was green and the grass was blue to win an election, he’d say it.”

— Obama’s campaign has suggested Romney is deceitful or corrupt. Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter, highlighting inconsistencies in Romney’s explanation of his departure from Bain Capital, suggested that Romney is “misrepresenting his position at Bain to the SEC, which is a felony.” The alternative, she said, is Romney was lying to the American people. Last weekend, Cutter said that Romney and Paul Ryan think “lying is a virtue,” judging from the factual misrepresentations of the GOP convention.

— Obama’s campaign and surrogates say Romney’s business decisions and his personal finances call his patriotism into question.

Speaking Tuesday night at the convention here, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland said “Mitt Romney has so little economic patriotism that even his money needs a passport. It summers on the beaches of the Cayman Islands and winters on the slopes of the Swiss Alps.”

A little later, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley pummeled Romney over his offshore funds: “Swiss bank accounts never built an American bridge. Swiss bank accounts don’t put cops on the beat or teachers in our classrooms.”

An Obama campaign ad criticizing Romney’s tenure as a “corporate CEO” who outsourced jobs concluded with the observation, “It’s just what you expect from a guy who had a Swiss bank account.”

And then there was the infamous ad from the pro-Obama group Priorities USA Action, featuring a laid-off steelworker, Joe Soptic, recounting how he lost his job and health insurance when Bain closed a factory. Years later, Soptic’s wife died and the man pins Romney with some responsibility: “I do not think Mitt Romney realizes what he’s done to anyone. And furthermore, I do not think Mitt Romney is concerned.”

— Obama and his aides have portrayed Romney as a figure of ridicule, a kind of modern-day Thurston Howell III. The president mocked Romney’s use of the word “marvelous,” saying, “It’s a word you don’t often hear.” In Iowa last month, he made jeering references at three stops in a row to a story from the early ’80s about how Romney’s dog, Seamus, was put in a crate atop the car on Romney family vacations.

The president himself pointed to Romney’s track record of slash-and-burn tactics in an interview with USA Today this week, shrugging off the charge that his campaign in Chicago has been too negative.

Among Democrats, there’s a range of responses to the tone of the campaign — but few reservations about the total-war approach of the president’s operation.

Markos Moulitsas, the Daily Kos blogger who has reveled in the apparent success of the Democratic campaign against Romney, said there was nothing wrong with branding Romney — accurately, in his view — as an “unlikable buffoon.”

Glen Fiddich
Glen Fiddich

3xfire, you live in a bubble of stupidity.  Your optic nerve has evidently gotten crossed with your sphincter: you seem to view the world through your anus.

Romney is a liar.  I can understand how he would appeal to you, being a liar yourself.

Nevertheless, Obama has the White House for 4 more years.  Romney and Lyin Ryan have assured the world of that fact.  In November, you will be wiping your as....I mean, your eye.

Richard Giles
Richard Giles

Sometimes people look the other way and ignore inappropriate, even criminal behavior when it doesn’t affect them or is consistent with their own interests.  They know it is wrong but they just don’t bother themselves with it, avoiding to even consider that one day it is apt to turn against them like it is currently against others.  The wrong of it doesn’t bother their conscience because they rationalize that it isn’t them doing it or because they think the end result is justified.  That really says a lot of wrong about the people and the society that condones it.

Today we see several politicians who refuse to work with the other side of the aisle or with the president, literally stubbornly blocking and arrogantly faulting all efforts without any concern or conscience for the costs to the country and to the people.  They put their political ambitions above all else and just cater to "the money's" interests, their strong supporters and masters.  Together they just strive to use power, influence and money to con the people and to manipulate public opinion, insultingly playing the voters like "pawns" with their deceptive, abundant propaganda.  There is no real consideration for other than their self-serving interests.

They were sent to Washington to represent the people, not just themselves, or just "the money", but they conduct themselves as if it is their government and not the people's.  Our representatives are expected to put their personal interests aside and concentrate on working together, with bipartisanship, compromise and cooperation - to work with the other representatives, who were also elected by the people, to serve the people, all of the people.  Their concentration on their own interests and ambitions and their then rendering government ineffective is actually criminal.  We see this with John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, others and those controlled by Norquist, Cheney, Rove, the Koch brothers and more who belligerently and purposely create gridlock and worse with their "my way or no way" performance.  They have even become cocky confident with being emboldened by past successes.

The people, the voters do still have control.  Should their consciences guide them to take appropriate action, they then can send these offending politicians home and firmly refuse to elect any more of the "puppet" individuals who just serve "the money's" interest and ignore their responsibilities to the people.  Of course, that requires the people to reject the propaganda aimed to deceive and control them, refuse to be conned and firmly, objectively and rationally vote their consciences.  That also is the way it is suppose to work.

life5678
life5678

As the saying goes, 'pile your hopes into one hand and your do-do into the other, then  see which one fills up the fastest'. Hope doesn't pay the bills, or keep the power turned on or feed the kids. Keep the flowery rhetoric, give me results.  Obama reminds me of this kid in grade school who constantly stared out the window daydreaming and getting F's on his report card and then wondered why. I loved it when the teacher slammed a book on his desk and made him jump out of his skin. Watch out Obama, the teachers a comin!

cent_fan
cent_fan

I'll say one thing, the DNC Convention had far more inspirational sound bites than the RNC Convention, especially since they could run a fully formed comparison of ideas in say, one Clinton sentence, rather than the "they're awful and not like us" small brain, small tent, bumper sticker pop offs that filled the Republican speeches.

In a low information, corporate news world a sound bite is the only thing that can reach voters on a consistent basis.  

73yearoldVet
73yearoldVet

Perceptions and opinions are not facts.

jmt13
jmt13

Finally! You are admitting you deal with perception and opinion, not facts...it's about time.

Glen Fiddich
Glen Fiddich

As you would know better than anyone here.

So...thrill us with more of your accomplishments, gramps.  And your bowel movements don't count.

cent_fan
cent_fan

Tell that to Fox News.

Benevolent Lawyer
Benevolent Lawyer

I was reading the Fox News site recently, and I hope the Secret Service has created files for most of those folks. They are unthinking, and using non factual nonsense to butress their hatred of Obama. This is not just an issue of lying, they sound for the most part, as though they have been living in a parallel universe for the past 12-years.

I sometimes watch Fox News, but its gloom and doom message gets very depressing after a while. However, many people love its misery, and it has driven some of them insane with hatred of Obama. They DO NOT like Romney because you do not read anything about him on the site.

Yet, in their fevered hatred, they are willing to hand the country over to that incompetent, entitled hateful charlatan, despite his horrible record in the only public office he has EVER held, just because they hate Obama.

Fox, should be shut down for treason. :)   Seriously though, FOX NEWS  STINKS. 

 

Educatio
Educatio

Talking too much for showing ego 'i' but forget to develop Human Quality.

That is the default for Obama.

HeisMyT
HeisMyT

The president, any president, works for US, the American people. We are not his (or her someday?) lieges. That is not sacrilege. All I hear from Obama and you guys is him, him, him. What we should give HIM, how we should view HIM, what has HE said, how does HE view it, what does HE want, what did HE inherit, why HE is not to blame, etc., etc., etc. You all want to make this mere mortal some sort of bigger than life, supernatural repository for your dreams and aspirations. Running the U.S. is a business. Maybe we need a new position - call it the U.S. visionary in chief. Install Obama in that position, permanently if you want. His total responsibility will be to fly around the country and hold kumbayahs with you guys. With no control of the taxpayer funds! Then have the presidency as a separate position, and get someone who understands he works for us and his primary job requirement is to keep this country running the best possible financially, thus  providing customer satisfaction.

filmnoia
filmnoia

The resident wingnuts aside, it seems many of the poster comments so far, show a much more realistic expectation and mature assessment of Obama's speech than some of the professional journalists. I think that if Michael and Joe Klein had been around for Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address they would have said it was a boring and depressing piece of crap. Grow up guys and put things in focus.

AfGuyReturns
AfGuyReturns

They would have dumped all over that little presentation called the "Gettysburg Address".

Only a few minutes long, written on the back of any envelope on the train ride to the cemetery, no rehearsal.

No applause afterward.

Yeah, that one was a real "downer"... must be why lots of school children since have had to read and try to memorize it.

life5678
life5678

 I know right? they must have missed the part where Obama fed everyone there with just 5 loaves of bread.....

chupkar
chupkar

I do not get the feeling this was a downer. It was an empowerer. It was not an "I will do this for you" it was an "we will do this together". Honestly, I get so puzzeled as to what journalist types are looking for. Mostly I think all of you just can't take off your journo hats and just look at a speech or experience it as Joe Voter, or more likely in this case "Joe Volenteer".  I guarantee you anyone who volunteered on ACA phone banking and such felt like he was talking right to them.

RobertSF
RobertSF

And specifically what does "we will do this together" mean? Are we supposed to meet Obama in some parking lot at 8am with our work shoes on? What? It's pure meaningless pablum, is what it is.

jmt13
jmt13

We do it together by electing state and local officials who get it and will work well with others than just being bullies on the block.

Benevolent Lawyer
Benevolent Lawyer

No, it means you should have paid more attention in High school, so you would have been able to understand this most rudimentary of remarks. On the other hand, they still offer "Government 101" in most online high schools.

Oh... never mind, I think hatred has probably numbed the few brain cells you have left. Just keep ranting, and we will keep scrolling past your comments. HA. :)

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

"I do not get the feeling this was a downer. It was an empowerer. It was not an "I will do this for you" it was an "we will do this together". Honestly"

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Of course you didn't sweetie.  You are an Obamabot.  Now go take your anti-psychotic medicine and let the adults take care of the problems we all face.  It will be fine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

73yearoldVet
73yearoldVet

LL,

They are going to be one confused psychotic when their hero, the incompetent one, loses by a landslide.

The drug stores will have a major run on psychotic drugs.

Glen Fiddich
Glen Fiddich

Actually, there are no such things as psychotic drugs.

There are, as you know from personal experience, ANTIpsychotic drugs.  And you seem to be overdue for yours.

Steve0T
Steve0T

 You really shouldn't be talking about other people's meds, sport. You are mental illness personified.

chupkar
chupkar

Who let that fly in?

MrObvious
MrObvious

Rod

You think the best message you can give possible stalkers is that we're the pary of Satan (speaking of taking medication) and being a condenscending sprig?

filmnoia
filmnoia

I guess you'll never get a clue that what you have to say just doesn't matter. People skim over you. You're talking to the wind. Friday is pay day at the RNC. Go get your check.

MrObvious
MrObvious

Funny

So when you jump into a conversation (you know using a basic reply function) you're a rabid dog?

Logic, righties always confuse replying with somehow verifying that they're right no matter how insane their point is.

LiberalLies2012
LiberalLies2012

Funny, but just this one post of mine got 4 of you to jump on it like a rabid dog.