My grandpa used to say A GOOD TEACHER REPEATS, AND REPEATS, AND REPEATS…
Mitt Romney has been running a campaign against Obama. any further attempts at making HIS campaign a referendum on President Obama, have been failing, and for all intents and purposes, after tacking Paul Ryan on his ticket as VP….
BYE BYE REFERENDUM!
A Choice Between Two Economic Visions Will Decide This Election
Romney has already outsourced his campaign to Ryan! He wasn’t doing such a good job by himself so now he’s got another mouthpiece out there repeating the lies, only louder! People who are voting Obama ‘out’, had better pay attention to what they are voting ‘IN’..because it’s very ugly, it will affect most of us, it will devastate the economy. We will never be able to get our democracy back if we let it escape us now. They have no intention of doing anything to benefit the people who do all the living and the dying and the paying in this country. All they advocate right now is currently in progress by this administration, only it’s not implemented. The republicons are those who take away our freedoms…birth control, preventative healthcare, the right to make a living wage, the list goes on. Voter suppression, the biggest scam on the people yet. Romney himself committed voter fraud in mass.! He hides his tax evasions tactics, he hides his communications with the billionaire cronies, he lies, he cries, he whines about fairness, he’s a scam on the american people. He doesn’t pay his fair share,he has offshore accounts and companies and we will hear about that as it unfolds. You really want him in charge of the country? What a scary thought.
YES; STEALING the election by NEFARIOUS means is all the GOP’s got. We must GET OUT THE VOTE.
I have never believed that any GE for president is a ‘referendum’ it’s always been about competing visions of where the country should go: a choice. Most voters vote based on who can better tell why they should be president. Other than being a rich white businessman,. what reasons has Rmoney given?
Mr. Ryan’s Cramped Vision
Published: August 11, 2012
Mitt Romney’s safe and squishy campaign just took on a much harder edge. A candidate of no details — I’ll cut the budget but no need to explain just how — has named a vice-presidential running mate, Paul Ryan, whose vision is filled with endless columns of minus signs. Voters will now be able to see with painful clarity just what the Republican Party has in store for them.
As House Budget Committee chairman, Mr. Ryan has drawn a blueprint of a government that will be absent when people need it the most. It will not be there when the unemployed need job training, or when a struggling student needs help to get into college. It will not be there when a miner needs more than a hardhat for protection, or when a city is unable to replace a crumbling bridge.
And it will be silent when the elderly cannot keep up with the costs of M.R.I.’s or prescription medicines, or when the poor and uninsured become increasingly sick through lack of preventive care.
More than three-fifths of the cuts proposed by Mr. Ryan, and eagerly accepted by the Tea Party-driven House, come from programs for low-income Americans. That means billions of dollars lost for job training for the displaced, Pell grants for students and food stamps for the hungry. These cuts are so severe that the nation’s Catholic bishops raised their voices in protest at the shredding of the nation’s moral obligations.
Mr. Ryan’s budget “will hurt hungry children, poor families, vulnerable seniors and workers who cannot find employment,” the bishops wrote in an April letter to the House. “These cuts are unjustified and wrong.”
Mr. Ryan responded that he was helping the poor by eliminating their dependence on the government. And yet he has failed to explain how he would make them self-sufficient — how, in fact, a radical transformation of government would magically turn around an economy that is starving for assistance. At a time when state and local government layoffs are the principal factor in unemployment, the Ryan budget would cut aid to desperate governments by at least 20 percent, far below historical levels, on top of other cuts to mass transit and highway spending.