Obama campaign hits Romney's Massachusetts record in second TV ad
June 12th, 2012
07:34 AM ET

Obama campaign hits Romney's Massachusetts record in second TV ad

Washington (CNN) – For the second straight week, President Barack Obama's re-election team is attacking Republican challenger Mitt Romney's Massachusetts record with a new television commercial.

The Obama campaign announced Tuesday a new ad titled "Number One" will run in the battleground states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The campaign describes the ad buy as "significant."

"When Mitt Romney was governor, Massachusetts was number one. Number one in state debt. $18 billion in debt. More debt per person than any other state in the country. At the same time Massachusetts fell to 47th in job creation. One of the worst economic records in the country," says the narrator in the spot. "First in debt, 47th in job creation. That's Romney economics. It didn't work then. It won't work now."

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  1. John

    Ok, 4.7% unemployment down 1% from when he took office DURING A RECESSION!!!
    It is time for a change. Obama had his turn and we have what we have.

    June 12, 2012 at 8:16 am |
    • jean2009

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/ezra-klein-doing-the-math-on-obamas-deficits/2012/01/31/gIQAnRs7fQ_story.html

      Romney didn't have a recession when he was governor, but he managed to take Massachusetts from 37th to 47th in one term.

      http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/01/opinion/patrick-romney-record/index.html

      http://www.barackobama.com/romney/economics/source=om2012_PR_G_june-oh_wmr_wmr8&utm_medium=om2012&utm_source=G&utm_campaign=PR_june-oh&utm_content=wmr8&subsource=kw%7Cmitt%20romney%20governor%7Cmatchtype%7Cb%7Cpcrid%7C14289600853%7Cpl%7C&gclid=CJGrnZvuyLACFWQQNAoddlIzXg

      June 12, 2012 at 10:01 am |
      • John

        From the Liberal "Daily Kos"

        Governor Romney Inherited An Economy That Was Losing Jobs Each Month And Left Office With An Economy That Was Adding Jobs Each Month. After taking office at a time when the state was losing thousands of jobs every month, Governor Romney's focus on fiscal responsibility helped create an environment where job growth returned to Massachusetts. Job growth increased throughout his term and the state added over 40,000 payroll jobs during his final year in office –the best year of job growth in Massachusetts over the past decade. Household employment grew by nearly 50,000 under Governor Romney and the unemployment rate declined to well under 5%.

        June 12, 2012 at 11:03 am |
      • John

        And Jean – you and I both know MA is 85% dem. It is amazing that this administration, with their dismal record, wants to go after Romney on this issue. Romney did not point fingers and blame others. He simply got the job done and the dems hate it, especially given that he did it in MA – the 2nd most liberal state in America.
        So Jean, how do you feel about Obama saying the provate sector is doing fine? How about Axelrod not answering this very basic question about the economy being fine. He did not agree and he did not disagree – he avoided the question. This is yet another example of how clueless this administration is when it comes to the economy.
        Every once and a while Obama shows who he is. This statement says volumes. He really thinks governmnet jobs and private sector jobs are exactly the same. The fact that he never really worked in his life – or had to make payroll or hire or fire people – and the fact that he hires in his likeness, leaves him and his administration weak in this area.

        June 12, 2012 at 11:14 am |
      • jean2009

        @Dear John.
        http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/06/04/494282/5-facts-about-the-massachusetts-economy-under-mitt-romney/

        June 12, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
      • C-Lo

        @Jean–
        A "Dear John" letter, really??? does that mean you are leaving us?🙂

        June 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
      • John

        Here is why you are wrong Jean –

        1.We are focusing on spending. And tax cuts are not counted as spending. No matter what Obama says, by closing loopholes you are not cutting spending.
        2.The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are being allocated to Bush in their entirety. This hides the facts that Iraq spending is down considerably, well over half from it’s peak, and that Obama actually INCREASED the spending in the Afghan conflict.
        3.TARP was changed dramatically after Obama took office and those changes should be allocated to him
        4.The 2008 stimulus was much much smaller than $773 billion.
        5.The changes to spending that Obama has been responsible for have come in many areas, not just in new policy and are in now way considered to be temporary. For example, in 2010, outlays did diminish by 2%, but that is a far cry from the dramatic run up we saw in 2009 and 2010. And while future projections show only modest growth, it is not true that we are making any effort to move back to pre-exposive growth policies.

        I’m as upset with both parties right now. Both are failing to offer cuts in any meaningful or literal sense. What they are talking about is a cut in what they had already planned to spend. For example, if I spent $100 on baseball cards this month and budgeted a $200 spend next month and THEN told my wife I would cut my habit by half, she would expect to see $50 in baseball card expenses, not $150 in the same. However, there is no mistaking that Obama is a massive spender and wants only to continue to do the same

        June 13, 2012 at 7:28 am |
      • hana390

        John...from the Liberal Daily Kos....there is only problem with your job numbers for Romney while serving as the one term Gov of MASS....THEY ARE TOTALLY WRONG....he was not the job builder that you claim, and what you left out was that the State started in 36th places in the country when he was sworn in, and after 4 years he was in 47 place....the "Job Builder" hardly...you also omit the very important number of where he started and where he finished as far a the states DEBT LEVEL....in the four years he was Gov....he raised it to the highest level in the history of the state and as a result of both the EXTREMELY POOR PERFORMANCE IN JOB GROWTH AND INCREASING THE STATES DEBT BALANCE....HE COULD NOT HAVE GOTTEN RELECETED ....SO HE DID NOT EVEN TRY TO RUN FOR RELECTION....

        June 13, 2012 at 8:07 am |
      • John

        First thing first. No repubs has ever been reelected as Gov. in MA. It is an accomplishment for any repub to win in MA. Much of what you wrote supports Romney and is evidence that he will do the right thing. He upset business leaders by raisning taxes by 375mil a year because he said they were exploiting loopholes that needed to be closed. Also, The state raised the cost of elevator inspections, boat registrations, gun licenses and ice skating at public rinks. Fines for speeding tickets went up. A new fee was imposed on law school graduates for taking the bar exam. The cost of a marriage license jumped from $4 to $50.

        A tax on gasoline, which the state called a fee, rose from half a cent to 2.5 cents per gallon.

        All of the hikes were justified, Romney said, because many state fees had not gone up in decades, and they applied only to users of specific services.

        June 13, 2012 at 11:33 am |
      • Howard

        After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar, but never worked as an attorney.
        As a venture-capitalist, Romney's first major business deal involved investing in a start-up office supply company with one store in Massachusetts that sold office supplies. That company, called Staples, now has over 2,000 stores and employs over 90,000 people.
        Romney or his company Bain Capital (using what became known as the "Bain Way") would go on to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again, with companies like Domino's, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others.

        Got your calculators handy? Let's recap.
        Volunteer campaign worker for his dad's gubernatorial campaign 1 year.
        Unpaid intern in Governor's office 8 years.
        Mormon missionary in Paris 2 years.
        Unpaid bishop and state president for his church 10 years.
        Took no salary as president of the Salt Lake Olympics 3 years.
        No salary as MA governor 4 years.
        Gave his ENTIRE INHERITANCE to charity.
        That's a grand total of 28 years of unpaid service to his country, his community and his church. Why? Because that's the kind of man Mitt Romney is.

        And He'll show you his:

        1) Un-doctored Birth Certificate!

        2) College transcripts!

        3) Law degree!

        4) Un-doctored Draft notice! Un-doctored Social Security card, and what state it's registered in!

        "Apparently, I'm supposed to be more angry about what Mitt Romney does with his money than what Barack Obama does with mine."

        June 13, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
      • jean2009

        @Howard
        http://www.drudge.com/news/157672/mitt-romney-chicken-hawk-draft-dodger
        Unlike President Obama who was 13 years old, in1975, at the end of the Vietnam War...Mitt was old enough to receive 4 draft deferments and bicycle France...maybe because his father was U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development?

        Howard we can't help the fact that you want to believe ridiculous non-issues like the president is not a native born citizen, or doesn't have a proper SS#...ask yourself frankly of all these items you protest...why since he has was not the right age for the Vietnam war would he bother doctoring a draft card? Which throws your whole idiotic rant out...even John McCain has stated the president is a natural born citizen....and if anyone would have had a reason to challenge that fact...John McCain would have done it in a heartbeat.

        "Freeman v. Obama, 12 SOEB GP 103 (Jan. 27, 2012) (hearing officer recommendation) (Obama’s birth certificate “clearly establishes” his eligibility for office as a “Natural Born Citizen”), objection overruled (Ill. State Board of Elections, Feb. 3, 2012);"
        http://nativeborncitizen.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/rulings-on-president-obamas-natural-born-citizen-status/

        June 14, 2012 at 8:07 am |
      • jean2009

        And John,
        In case you missed this one:
        http://www.thenewstribune.com/2012/06/06/2170835/marriott-to-expand-hire-up-to.html

        And in case you don't want to admit it the tax cuts for the wealthy cost us $561 billion every 2 years.
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_tax_cuts
        http://www.coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=bb1c90bc-660c-477e-91e6-91c970fbee1f
        Welfare for the 1%.

        June 14, 2012 at 11:39 am |
      • FLIndependent

        @John – "Governor Romney Inherited An Economy That Was Losing Jobs Each Month And Left Office With An Economy That Was Adding Jobs Each Month. After taking office at a time when the state was losing thousands of jobs every month, Governor Romney's focus on fiscal responsibility helped create an environment where job growth returned to Massachusetts"
        __________________________
        If you replace Romney's name with President Obama, guess what, you get the same result only for the entire country! President Obama turned aound the job loss of 750,000/month and has had 27 straight months of positive job growth. So, what does Romney have that the President doesn't? At least Obama has been the President now for 3 1/2 years which gives him, guess what again, MORE EXPERIENCE THAN ROMNEY!

        June 14, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
    • 2020

      Good Grief, are you insane? After the housing crisis and banking collapse. Go back to GOP policies? Romney's governor record is a shame, to say the least. God saves America.

      June 13, 2012 at 9:46 am |
    • youloze

      I think that we all have forgotten that if you're a person of color, you have to run faster, jump higher and be twice as good as your white counterpart! There is no way any President would have made this recession bounced back in 4 yrs and not even eight..If you guys want the same policies that got us here in the first place, by all means vote for Mittens and see where this country will be in the next four years! Spoken truth!

      June 26, 2012 at 11:29 am |
  2. JP

    I like it. I'm not usually in favor of attack ads, but this is tastefully done. It doesn't imply he's a bad man, just that he'd be a bad leader.

    June 12, 2012 at 8:51 am |
    • John

      Except he wasn't a bad leader. Use Obama as an example – that is a bad leader.
      We know libs will back Obama no matter if he tells the truth or not. MSDNC yesterday had a lib on defending Obama on the leaks. The stupid guy actually said "some leaks are good" while trying to defend this administration.
      Do you libs simply hate America? It sure seems like you do...

      June 13, 2012 at 7:19 am |
      • youloze

        Prove the leaks came from the President.. They could have come from someone whom doesn't like the President thus placing blame on the Prsident..

        June 26, 2012 at 11:57 am |
  3. RealityBites

    Obama the Divider.

    June 12, 2012 at 9:09 am |
  4. RealityBites

    Meanwhile.., Obama has added over 4 TRILLION to our national debt. Which would be enough to:

    – build 80,000 miles of highways
    – pay tuition for every science/math/engineering college degree in the country
    -triple U.S. government general R&D funding
    -build six international space stations
    -offset 80 percent of global warming pollution in the atmosphere as recommended by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

    June 12, 2012 at 9:36 am |
    • jean2009

      Actually he has only added $983. Billion from 2009-2017 the other $3 Trillion is due to debt George W. Bush generated on the nation's credit card..
      Here is the chart:
      The green blocks decrease the debt, the tan boxes increase the debt.
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/adding-to-the-deficit-bush-vs-obama/2012/01/31/gIQAQ0kFgQ_graphic.html

      June 12, 2012 at 9:51 am |
      • John

        Jean, enlighten us. How much is the US spending a day under Obama? How much a day did it spend under Bush???

        June 12, 2012 at 11:19 am |
      • Kool-Aid Police

        Keep believing what you want but it won't change reality. Your rose colored Obama glasses can't change mathematical evidence.

        June 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
      • jean2009

        @Dear John,
        How much per day are we currently spending to pay off George W. Bush's credit card deficit?

        June 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
      • BlkPwr817

        C'mon Jean2009. You know you're giving us the facts right. That's a bad thing now days...lol
        GOP outlawed the facts & the truth a long time ago...
        Good Stuff!

        June 12, 2012 at 4:40 pm |
      • C-Lo

        http://www.npr.org/2011/01/25/133211508/the-weekly-standard-obama-vs-bush-on-debt

        And to think we want to cut subsidies to NPR...

        June 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
      • jean2009

        @C-LO...
        http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/07/the-chart-that-should-accompany-all-discussions-of-the-debt-ceiling/242484/

        If I understand the situation it is the GOP that wants to cut spending for NPR.

        June 13, 2012 at 11:07 am |
      • C-Lo

        Yes it was (and is) the Tea Party faction of the Republicans who want to cut NPR subsidies...that was my point–I utilized their information, that may not have been otherwise available (well not quite because this was provided by an ouside source). The parisan theory on the left was that the cuts were in retaliation for NPR's left of center views/reporting as opposed to the truth of the matter that it is an unnecessary expense to the US tax payer regardless of how small a drop in the bucket that is, it's a starting point.

        June 13, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
      • jean2009

        @John How much is spent a day depends on whose bills we are paying off, and currently George W. Bush's account for the biggest hit.

        June 14, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
    • hana390

      RealityBites..... got some bad news for you...it wasn't 4.7 it was 47th out of 50...when Willard took office the state was 36th in job creation....when he left it was 47th in job creation....he said that he created 100,000 jobs...NO HE DID NOT...as a result of his actions, the state was in a recession, in great part becuase of the huge amounts debt he created....he did not run again for Gov...but left them with one heck of a large debt...you know how that works...cut taxes....income drops and debt rises...Willard is a master of that...that is the same thing he did at Bain.

      June 12, 2012 at 7:06 pm |
  5. kay

    if Mitt Romney can't beliver in one state how can he deliver in 50 states?

    June 12, 2012 at 10:25 am |
    • John

      Kay, Romney created more jobs in his one state as Governor than Obama has in the entire country as president. Of course the libs will tell you he created jobs while they ignore the jobs lost under this administration. Don't take my word for it, look it up.

      June 12, 2012 at 11:17 am |
      • PAUL MAC

        rush sends his love along with his talking points

        June 12, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
      • hana390

        John do you have the number of jobs Romney created in MA?....under Obama there has been a total reversal of the job loss that started under Bush/Cheney..in the last year of their admin. the country lost over 6.500,000 jobs...from the first month Obama took office, the number of job losses started to go down, within one year the job loss was off set by the number of jobs filled. There have been over 4,500,000 jobs created or filled under Obama....There is no way in the world that Romney has ever created work for 4,000,000 workers...his job at Bain was to cut the jobs and lay people off....he was the job destroyer...

        June 12, 2012 at 7:15 pm |
    • Kool-Aid Police

      Obama already hasn't delivered, why does he deserve another term?

      June 12, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
      • hana390

        yYou might want to do some checking...over 4,500,000 jobs created under Obama....one major war over...economy in the best shape in 13 years...and growing each month...even with the REPUBS in Congress stonewalling every move he makes...and lets not forget what he did that every Repub said was not worth it.....bin Laden is DEAD and GM IS ALIVE AND THE NUMBER ONE AUTO COMPANY IN THE WORLD...ROMNEY SAID LET IT GO BANKRUPT.....WRONG AGAIN WILLARD...

        June 12, 2012 at 7:23 pm |
  6. John

    Why does Obama need to spend anything on advertising? The lame stream media(ABC, NBC, CNN, MSDNC) does it for him.

    June 12, 2012 at 11:22 am |
    • demwit

      We get the "family discount".., Romney doesn't..., Ha Ha!

      June 12, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
      • John

        It is amazing. When a dem messes up the repubs respond, but when a repub messes up dems can sit back and watch the media respond and do the job for them.

        June 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
    • jean2009

      @Dear John
      The really lame stream media is Fox News...it doesn't even pass a fair and balanced test.
      http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=1187

      June 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
      • John

        Jean the real Faux news is MSDNC. Could you give me 1 example of why you hate Fox?
        There is a reason Fox kills all other news on TV and MSDNC has almost no ratings.

        June 13, 2012 at 7:24 am |
    • BlkPwr817

      I noticed you didn't include Fox News...lol
      Oh that's right, their on your team....4 more!

      June 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
  7. RealityBites

    Menwhile.., out here in Obama's economy, where the private sector is doing fine.

    Hewlett-Packard is now in full-fledged cost-cutting mode and is slashing 27,000 jobs
    The nation's no. 3 airline plans to cut 13,000 jobs from its staff of 73,000.
    Sony is cutting 10,000 jobs, or roughly 6% of its global workforce
    Procter & Gamble lays off 5,700
    PepsiCo is trying to cut costs by slashing 8,700 jobs
    Yahoo is cutting roughly 14% of its workforce, or 2,000 employees
    Kraft Foods splits into two separate companies, 1,600 workers will lose their jobs.
    And my favorite.., First Solar is cutting nearly a third of its workforce, or 2,000 jobs,

    June 12, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
    • John

      Wow, nice post. I didn't know about several of these.
      To top it off, around where I live we have a coffee chain called Mary Lou's that Holder is going after. He thinks their hiring practices are bad because they prefer to hire young girls. That is their trade mark – similar to Playboy and Hooters. To top it off, there are reposts out today that Dunkin Donuts, the primary competition for Mary Lou's, is a big contributor to Obama.
      Holder has to be the worst political shill I have ever seen.

      June 12, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
    • jean2009

      New factory openings.

      http://www.wbur.org/npr/154793475/starbucks-order-gives-ohio-mug-maker-a-jolt

      http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110916005594/en/Stion-Announces-Grand-Opening-Factory-Mississippi

      http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/business/121252814.html#!page=9&pageSize=10&sort=newestfirst

      http://articles.wdbj7.com/2012-01-26/galax_30669089

      http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/mar/06/tenn-200-million-whirlpool-plant-marks-opening/

      http://www.cnbc.com/id/47614988/Auto_Jobs_Sign_of_the_Times

      http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-02-15/business/bs-bz-gm-plant-visit-20120215_1_new-gm-plant-assembly-line-white-marsh

      http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml

      http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/22/business/saturn-plant-to-reopen-with-700-jobs.html?_r=1

      http://www.mindofthegeek.com/2012/04/01/foxconn-bringing-300000-jobs-to-u-s-with-new-iowa-factory/

      June 12, 2012 at 4:33 pm |
      • BlkPwr817

        What? More facts? They're not gonna like you now...lol
        The Truth will set you free!
        Jean2009 for POTUS 2016!

        June 12, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
      • RealityBites

        NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - That funky smell? It's the U.S. economy
        The rate of manufacturing growth slowed in May, according to a purchasing manager's report out on the same day that the government released disappointing jobs numbers.
        "Next month, we're hoping that production will increase or at least hold on."

        June 13, 2012 at 9:55 am |
      • Garten

        Thank you Jean 2009 for the facts. If Romney wins the middle class is lost.

        June 13, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
  8. Kool-Aid Police

    Obama has to continually point the finger away from himself because he's a massive failure.

    June 12, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
    • PAUL MAC

      and yet he still cooler than you

      June 12, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
      • jerry

        cooler..now thats racist...darn it!

        June 12, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
      • jean2009

        It is a sad day in America when the word "cool" is considered racist. I guess, if you can't control the narrative you can label anything racist.

        June 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
      • C-Lo

        And it's a sadder day when dissidence is considered racist in an attempt to discredit any criticisms. As a matter of fact, that's down right "Newspeak."

        June 12, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
      • jean2009

        @C-Lo Remember that when you speak of the OWS movement.

        June 12, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
      • C-Lo

        Jean: I don't recall calling the OWS movement a racist movement, nor seeing anyone else do so (and if they did I was not aware). As for my thoughts on OWS, it's initial message was well-meaning enough, even if it was anti-capitalist...I understand there are commies and "true" socialist in this country and they have every right to spend their time protesting and asking for gov't handouts in lieu of educating themselves and looking for jobs.

        When I disagree with their points, however, I will attack their ideology/talking points, not belittle myself by throwing around ignorant comments like "racists" when I have no salient retort.

        June 12, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
      • jean2009

        The word of the day may be: "dissidence" which you seem to abhor in others....who disagree with you.
        But then you just proved my point with your labeling of those with whom you disagree....I understand the teapotty people want everyone to lock-step and do a corporate Nazi seig heil.

        June 12, 2012 at 6:34 pm |
      • C-Lo

        Jean, you don't get it and you never will, but I'll try one more time anyway–
        1. You know darn well that "labeling" someone communist or socialist is a far cry from labeling them racist or Na-zi. If you want to use the term "Nationalist Socialist" vs. Nazi, then ok. Communist/Socialist does not carry the same hate-filled connotation that Na-zi or racists do...
        2. For Nationalist Socialism (i.e. Na-zism) to work you need the same type of powerful legislative gov't that is needed to conduct your preferred style of goverance.

        And you are correct, I do abhor those who believe in bigger gov't and more gov't reliance because I believe in a free society where we are allowed to make our own paths and open and close our own doors, make our own mistakes and pick up, dust off, and start walking again. Your mentality is when a kid starts to try to walk, the first time he falls, we should put him in a walker and leave him there for life...supported, protected and unable to ever learn and advance. Unlike you, I believe that people as a whole and as a society are smart, good, useful, talented, resourceful, willing and able. I believe left to their own free will, MOST people will make the right and best decisions, and those who don't will be exposed and cast out. They may have their "day of golden glory," but it will eventually be tarnished with "years of tin wealth." I believe if you remove the central, influential federal gov't from creating piles and mounds of red tape, the small and midsized businesses will have a fair shot at success because they CAN complete in the market place directly, but not when burdend with legislative red tape and the taxation required to administer all the beurocracy.

        I believe when we stop relying on the Fed Gov't to pamper and protect us, we become a smarter, stronger and more apt society...JP Morgan's $2B gaffe destroys them but opens the door and floods thier money into better, stronger, smarter financial institutions. Instead we sit around watching the specticle of congressional inquiries that will lead to nothing but more face time for Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Barney Frank and the like. Again–NOTHING WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED by this.

        June 13, 2012 at 10:02 am |
      • C-Lo

        @ Jean
        Let me take it one addtional step–When I "label" someone a socialist, I am using it in the utmost sense of the term, that they indicate they expect gov't to equalize outcome through taxation/redistribution of wealth attacking the idea. This is not the same as taxation to conduct the normal activities of a gov't, but it is playing robin hood and lets the gov't choose winners and losers–not just from a business sense.

        When the left uses the terms racist and Nazi as a retort, it is attacking the person, rather than the idea–a very dangerous tactic. This leads to what I described as Orwelian Newspeak above. Kind of an ironic tactic coming from the side the so nobley claims the First Amendment as their own.

        June 14, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
  9. California

    And what was Obama's experience before he took office?

    ZERO

    June 12, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
    • jean2009

      Community organizer...look it up ....we need more of them.

      http://www.ehow.com/facts_5925895_job-description-community-organizer.html

      Author. http://www.ehow.com/about_5369023_job-description-author.html

      Lawyer
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/lawyer-job-description.html

      College Professor
      http://www.ehow.com/facts_5946255_job-description-college-professors.html

      Non-Profit Organization Board
      http://www.bridgestar.org/Library/SampleJobDescriptions.aspx

      State Senator 12 years:
      http://www.ehow.com/about_6536325_job-description-state-senator.html

      U. S. Senator

      http://www.ehow.com/facts_5155425_job-description-senator.html

      June 12, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
      • C-Lo

        And how many of these positions qualify him as leading anything? How many gave him real world business and economic experience? How long was he a JUNIOR US Senator? Oh, yeah, 3 years, 1/2 of a term. Illinois State Senator...one of the most pollitically corrupt cities/states. Lawyer–where do we begin with the lawyer jokes (or better yet where do they end?)

        And my favorite, "community organizer," which is a PC term for either the guy/gal at the protests with a bull horn or a lobbiest. Oh, but we HATE lobbiests, so he must not be one of them.

        But he was executive of, of, uh, of, uh, hmm...

        June 12, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
      • jean2009

        All.

        June 12, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
      • jean2009

        Frankly...The worst presidents we have had who claimed business experience.....Herbert Hoover, George W. Bush, Warren G. Harding
        "And then we get the big three—the men widely considered by historians to be the worst presidents of the modern era: Warren G. Harding, Herbert Hoover, and George W. Bush. One left the country on the verge of a depression, one left the country in a depression, and one presided over such corruption and ineptitude that despite the failings of the other two he still manages to get the lowest ranking of them all. And yet all three made millions of dollars in the private sector before entering politics."
        http://www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2012/02/17/sorry-mitt-romney-good-businessmen-rarely-make-good-presidents

        June 12, 2012 at 5:21 pm |
      • jean2009

        Waiting on the moderator...again.

        June 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm |
  10. California

    FACT: The debt has risen over $5 Trillion under Obama.

    Obama, the $5 Trillion debt man.

    June 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
    • jean2009

      Better rethink those figures.
      http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/column-doing-the-math-on-obamas-deficits/2011/08/25/gIQALDBchQ_blog.html
      Actually his increase to the national debt is $983 Billion the remaining $4.1 Trillion is the debt run up by George W. Bush that is still on the national credit card.

      June 12, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
  11. colelee

    Romney BALANCED the Massachusetts budget in every one of his terms. NO DEBT. Yes he had to make some hard decisions but he made them and Massachusetts was the better off for it. GET RID OF ODUMBO NOW

    June 12, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
  12. jerry

    If I were o'butthead I just don't think I would attack Mitt Romney's record...especially since he is twisting the information (lying). This moron can't seem to keep his foot out of his mouth. ho hummmmm..

    June 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  13. jerry

    I see jean is at her old tricks...bring out the left wing references... when you aint got nothin you just gota manipulate just like your master (o'barry).

    June 12, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
    • jean2009

      and Ole Jerky brings out nothing because he has nothing.

      June 12, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
  14. jerry

    job growth is stalled, the dems humiliated in WI, Holder facing contempt charges, Pakistan talks broken down, Bill Clinton contradicting obama, health care law in flames, Syria slides into civil war while obama appeases China and Russia...and on and on and on. The democrats need to get their party back before it is too late. Mitt Romney is center right just where the democratic party was before the extreme leftist took over. America is center right..and will vote accordingly. Goody bye obama don't let the door....

    June 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
    • jean2009

      http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/01/18/406314/oil-and-gas-jobs-increase-by-75000-under-obama-69000-more-than-would-be-created-by-keystone-xl/

      June 12, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
      • jerry

        another left wing organization....very very leftist. Up to your usual tricks eh...Jean2009

        June 12, 2012 at 10:32 pm |
    • BlkPwr817

      LOL @ Romney being in the center. I guess you're right, because he straddles the line so much. The man constantly contradicts himself on many of hi sown ideas. And the rest of you are living in FEAR.Maybe because you're guilty of something? Thinking a Black President (who's maternal grandmother is white) will turn the tables on you for all the evil, cruel & dreadful things that were done in this countries terrible past...lol. True enough the table have turned & will continue to. But not that way you think it will.

      Get ready Mr. Jerry – you got 4 more years coming. Hope you're not to scared to enjoy it.

      June 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  15. Vladimir2012

    Barack and Biden are the best choice in this election, please Obama's supporters don't get caring on from negativity from GOP, we have to stay strong if we intend to win in November. One love.

    June 13, 2012 at 12:04 am |
  16. Ray E. (Georgia)

    I doubt Obama attacking Romney's record as Govenor of Mass will make a lot of difference in the up coming election. Those who are going to vote ror Obama are still going to vote for Obama regardless. The ones that are out of work may change their vote as to Polls are indicating. For all practical purposes it appears the Jobs Picture isn't getting much better. It is a choice of Personal Responsibility or the Nanny State. The Liberals and dEmocrats have been good at selling the Nanny State over the last 75 years and too many people have been buying it. Hence all the troubles facing the country. People voted for it. It seems the Tea Leaves are indiicating an Abrupt change in the Wind. Hope you are secure in your life. If not you may be asking, what happened.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:31 am |
  17. FLIndependent

    Just look at the crowd – this says it all! GOP – the big tent party (LOL!!) Please America the very last thing we need is another Bush in the White House and Mitt will prove to be even worse I'm afraid. Afterall, he signed the Norquist Pledge and Norquist himself said we don't need a President, we just need someone that can hold a pen and sign what we want – Pathetic!! OBAMA 2012 – FORWARD!

    June 14, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
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