Obama continues to woo Virginia voters
July 14th, 2012
03:30 PM ET

Obama continues to woo Virginia voters

GLEN ALLEN, Virginia (CNN) –President Obama spent a second day in a row traveling across the commonwealth of Virginia, trying to reach voters in the key battleground state.

The president continued his campaign message about the differences in economic policies between Mitt Romney and himself.

"We can't afford to go back to top-down economics.  We need somebody who believes in a middle-out economics, a bottom-up economics, somebody who will fight for you and working people all across Virginia and all across America," Mr. Obama told the crowd of 900 at the historic Walkerton Tavern in the Richmond suburb of Glen Allen.

According to the Obama campaign, 129,700 jobs have been created in Virginia since March 2010 with 17,200 of those jobs in the greater Richmond region.  Virginia's unemployment rate is down to  5.6%, the ninth lowest in the country and significantly lower than the national unemployment rate of 8.2%.

But Virginia still plays a major role in both parties' campaign strategy. Obama won Virginia by 6% points in 2008 but Sen. John McCain won most of the non-urban areas across the state.

On Friday, the president made three stops across Virginia, including an evening event in downtown Roanoke in southwest Virginia. He told the 3,000 supporters there that pundits questioned his strategy of visiting the state in 2008 but this election would not be different.

"We've been counted out before.  The pundits, they didn’t think I could win Virginia the last time.  The last time I came to this part of Virginia, all the political writers, they're all like, well, he's not serious, he's just making a tactical move.  No, I'm serious - I'm going to get some votes down here," he said.


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  1. Steveo

    "According to the Obama campaign, 129,700 jobs have been created in Virginia since March 2010 with 17,200 of those jobs in the greater Richmond region. Virginia's unemployment rate is down to 5.6%, the ninth lowest in the country and significantly lower than the national unemployment rate of 8.2%"
    ----------
    So no credit goes to Bob McDonnell?

    July 14, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
    • Califan

      In a word...NO

      July 15, 2012 at 1:03 am |
    • Robert Lee's descendant

      Wish you all could "Love your Country more than you hate having a black president".
      Fact is President Obama has done a great job with what the previous Republican preident left him and I thank God every day that we have President Obama in office.
      1) President Bush#2 was given a 4.2% unemployment rate by the previous Democraric Pres which Bush#2 turned into a 7.8% unemployment rate. The month President Obama took office there was an 800,000 job loss.
      2) Bush#2 was left a 236 BILLION dollar surplus by the previous Democratic Pres. which Bush#2 turned into a 200 TRILLION dollar deficit.
      3) Bush#2 turned a poverty rate of .05% into a 2% poverty rate.
      4) Bush's inattention and deregulation created the worst WALL STREET collapse since the great depression.
      5) Our ALLIES approval rating of the US dropped by 30% during the Bush years.
      6) Bush/Cheney sent our brave young men into combat in Iraq in a preemptive (ie unnecessary) war without bullet-proof helmets.
      7) Bush had the lowest approval rating of any president since records were kept of 22%; only to be bested by Cheny's pitiful 13%.

      July 15, 2012 at 7:58 am |
      • Howard

        Could 2012 be America 's Last Presidential Election?

        I've asked this question to a number of people and most of them respond as if I were crazy. They tell me that this is America , land of the free, and that there will always be elections. I tell them that we are no longer the land of the free and that if Obama gets re-elected in 2012 that this just may be America 's last election.

        In the past three years, the Obama administration has been very carefully crafting the nation for a political take over by his Marxist regime and this isn't just my opinion.

        Popular radio talk show host (of the Savage Nation on the Talk Radio Network), Michael Savage, is the son of Russian immigrants and is very familiar with Soviet and European history. Savage
        Warned his listeners this week saying, "I have to tell you that if this man, God forbid, is the next president of the United States , we're going to be living in something along the lines of – people say – Europe . I don't believe it's going to be like Europe – I think it will be closer to Chavez's South American dictatorship.

        "This is the most corrupt, incompetent, dangerous tyrannical administration in American history. It's not politics as usual. It's not just Democrats versus Republicans. Obama has a long history of being at odds with American values and with America itself and the core principles of this country. They don't want government-sponsored opinions. They only want government-sponsored 'Pravda.' That's exactly what the government-media complex tells you on a daily basis – nothing but the government-media
        Complex party line.

        Pay attention! Your freedom may be at stake!

        Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum told a small group of people in an Iowa coffee house that "Barack Obama is not incompetent, ladies and gentleman. He knows exactly what he's doing and why he's doing it. He sees America differently than you see America ."

        Obama has gone out of his way to divide this country in a way I haven't seen since the Great Depression when Franklin Roosevelt went around to divide his country. That's his hero. What makes America great in Obama's mind is that the government takes money from somebody and gives it to somebody else. No, that's what makes America , France ..

        "With his control over the Executive and Judicial branches of the
        Government, the stage is set for a complete takeover of the government. Think about it! Since taking office, instead of helping the economy, Obama has purposely escalated the economic crisis by plunging the country into unprecedented debt. He has a number of programs that are designed to go into effect in January 2013, just in time for his second term of office. The economic burden and increased taxes on everyone will be enough to cause the final economic collapse of the country. As soon as that happens, Obama
        Declares Martial Law and assumes dictatorial control of the nation.

        The Department of Justice has already been subverting federal laws to strip us of a number of freedoms. The Supreme Court and many of the other federal courts have been seeded with socialistic liberal judges that will rule in Obama's favor on virtually anything, thus ending constitutional rule and law.

        He's already changing the face of America 's military. Allowing homosexuals to openly serve along with changing the retirement program is causing many conservative military leaders to resign commissions and leave the military.
        Some Pentagon officials are also noting that an increase in the enlistment of radical Muslims into the US military where they get all the training they need on weapons and defense systems. We have no idea how many of them there are in the armed forces or in what positions they may hold..

        Obama has been wielding executive powers this past year as if he were already a dictator. When Congress is not doing his bidding, he simply bypasses them and uses an executive order to accomplish it anyway. This has set the stage for his disbandment of Congress. He would not be the first world leader to take control of a nation and disband the legislative branch of government.

        He has been effectively using the media to anesthetize the public to the dangers he poses. Like a patient being prepped for surgery, people are numb to the changes and won't have a clue what took place until they wake up in recovery and realize that free America has been removed and replaced with a regime that may parallel those of Stalin, Lenin, Mussolini, Hitler, Chavez and Castro.

        For the sake of our children and grandchildren, I earnestly pray that we are spared from what seems a certain future and that Obama is overwhelmingly defeated in 2012. Otherwise, heaven help us.

        OBAMA MUST BE DEFEATED IN 2012!

        July 16, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
      • Steveo

        You are aware that 7.8% is stil less than 8.2%
        Your "black president remark is ignorant! I am black, I have a difference with policy nd NOT skin color. Why are you liberals stuck on skin color? Move on, will you!

        July 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
      • DM

        I am not a fan of Bush but, to be honest, Bush is not on trial any more! Obama is. Obama bashed Bush for bad policies and then he made our nation worse in terms of deficits, debt and unemployment. Moving forward requires that you look at the facts!!!

        July 16, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
      • Steveo

        @ DM,

        Well stated! Probably will fall on deaf ears though.

        July 16, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
    • John

      GOP blame Obama for everything and give him credit for nothing. Obama and the Dems are responsible for the recovery. The do nothing Congress has not lifted a finger to help him and that includes Bob McDonnell...

      July 15, 2012 at 5:48 pm |
      • John

        He should get credit for what he does and HE SHOULD TAKE BLAME for what he does. He is good at taking credit. The other, not so much.

        July 16, 2012 at 8:36 am |
      • tom clements

        That do nothing congress prevented: the epa from regulating co2, massive tax increases to pay for programs that are currently unpaid for, the further dismantling of our military, an out of control dept of justice more concerned with people having the right to vote rather than people having a right to be in this country, giving billions more to failed green energy policies, Obama from killing the American Dream by making all of us dependent on the government..

        July 16, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
      • DM

        I agree – Obama should take credit for the recovery – or, should I say, the lack of recovery!

        July 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
    • carrotroot

      Bob McDonnald even reluctantly admitted that it was due to the Federal stimulus were they've managed be were they are at today.

      July 15, 2012 at 5:57 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      YOU CAN GIVE HIM CREDIT FOR VAG PROBES. WOULD THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY STEVEO?

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

      July 16, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      YOU CAN GIVE HIM CREDIT FOR V-A-G-INAL PROBES. WOULD THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY STEVEO?

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

      July 16, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
      • C-Lo

        It would make me happy. I think you need a good probing DEcember. HAHAHAHAHA.

        July 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
      • C-Lo

        Sorry all, shouldn't stoop to his level, but couldn't resist–

        July 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
      • Steveo

        Actually it does Decemeber. Would you mind sharing with us the results of your probe?

        July 16, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        C-LO WOULD BE HAPPY BECAUSE THAT'S PROBABLY THE ONLY WAY HE COULD GET LAID.

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

        July 16, 2012 at 10:33 pm |
    • Howard

      Obama and his army of stooges can spin, and lie all they want ... but, everyone I know is feeling the weight of a shrinking economy, and higher prices for everything. Anyone who still believes this charlatan is a fool.

      July 16, 2012 at 11:42 pm |
      • Alex

        Dear Howard,

        Unless you are a racsit pig, you just can not comment on what Mr. president has done for this country. Romney, he's stupid enough to be a mormon and dump arrogant enough to not releasing his past.

        July 17, 2012 at 3:17 am |
    • Howard

      The drought in the midwest will not only jack up food prices, but since Obama is converting our military ships to bio-fuels ... now running at $26 per gallon ... he has once again managed to screw the American tax payer, while putting our national defense at risk. Save America ... dump Obama in November !!!

      July 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  2. Howard

    Obama woos the voters ??? I think you mean panders and lies to voters.

    July 14, 2012 at 8:12 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      Bgs, bribes and coerces too.

      July 15, 2012 at 5:16 am |
      • Alex

        Do you have the evidence you ignorant idiot!

        July 17, 2012 at 3:19 am |
      • jean2009

        Posts mean nothing where are your links to the proof?

        July 17, 2012 at 11:41 am |
    • John

      GOP and Romney are toast...GOP destroyed the economy last time they were in charge....

      July 15, 2012 at 5:49 pm |
      • John

        Romney is not Bush. Obama is in charge of the mess he has created.

        July 16, 2012 at 8:37 am |
      • DEcember 2012

        NO HE'S NO BUSH. JUST A WANNABE. TOO BAD HE'S NOT EVEN GOOD ENOUGH TO BE DUBYA'S LEFT NUT.

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

        July 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
      • DM

        Bush and the democratic congress may have destroyed the economy. However, Obama has made it worse!!!

        July 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm |
    • tom clements

      If you own a business you owe it all to the government of the united states. If you are a well paid employee of a successful company, you owe it all to the government of the united states. You do not work harder or are not smarter than others, what? you don't think there are people just as smart and as motivated as you? Of course there are you just got the lucky draw courtesy of the united states government. If you are one of the lucky ones, you will be handsomely rewarded with a huge tax increase to level the playing field. It is arrogant to think anybody could work hard enough or be smart enough to become a millionaire. Frankly we will do everything to stop this type of greed that has infected the average american. B Obama's speech on Friday in Virgina paraphrased........

      July 16, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
  3. dreamer96

    Our Founding fathers were well aware of the British East India company, founded in 1600, and the huge control that company had over the British government,..and the British East India company held vast tracks of land in Maryland and Virginia at the time the constitution was being written..

    If our founding fathers wanted our large corporations to have rights, they would have mentioned them in the Constitution.. they did not...The founding father wanted us to be free of the total control of Kings, and CEO's, and the Rich..They wanted the people to have the power....

    But our founding fathers did not see the raise of the professional politician in Congress..The 20 year Congress member that would build a system, a network of corruption around themselves..or the power of the modern lobbyists, and their money, and the power of the modern super rich, and the power of our current mass media systems, TV, Radio, Satellite systems, to sway the voters using mass media advertisement, and paid TV spokes persons, and our modern political propaganda machines...

    This election year is a test to see if a few billionaire can buy our government...What will it be?...The GOP have block Obama since he came into office..Chanted "Bring on the American Default"...
    If the GOP win...The people will lose their government, ..and the GOP will hand it over to the top 1%..

    July 14, 2012 at 8:22 pm |
    • tom clements

      Our founding fathers in there wildest nightmares could not have envisioned career politicians like Nancy Peslosi, and her constant bizarre comments, or Harry Reid who just said he would never vote in a tax increase on anybody in this economy, or Chuck Schumer who only weighs in when the outcome is secure, or Patty Murray who proudly clains to be Roman Catholic while head-lining abortion and contraceptive rally's in Washington. How about old schoolers like Chris Dodd taking sweet heart loans during the bubble crisis, or Anthony Weiner....etc.etc.etc.etc.etc

      July 16, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
  4. Free Man in the Republic of Texas

    Obama continues to woo Virginia voters

    Hey y'all FREE FOOD !!! NO work required !!!
    Get your share of the Obama stash!

    “I” will stick it to those working tax payers
    who still have a job... and give you lifelong
    welfare!

    Just remember “I” will fight for you !!!

    -> -> -> MOVING FORWARD -> -> ->
    To eternal life on the government plantation !!!

    July 14, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      .......Yawn.......

      July 14, 2012 at 8:47 pm |
    • Jstic

      Have another hit of koolaid, you sound very, very thirsty.

      July 15, 2012 at 9:49 am |
      • Free Man in the Republic of Texas

        OK... OK...
        FREE FOOD is NOT enough... YOU deserve more
        How about a FREE CELL PHONE too...

        July 16, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  5. TEW

    Republicans are lying hypocrites. All of the stuff Rick, Newt, Michelle, Herman they said about their candidate during the primaries. vulture capitalist, outsourcing. Now they have conviently forgot all that stuff.

    Mitt Romney is the equivilent of a snake oil salesman. lying used car dealer. How can you be listed as Sole Stockholder, CEO of a company and not have any responsibility for the actions they take? Romney knew exactly what Bain was planning to do in regards to bankrupting companies and conviently used the Olympics as a cover.

    Willard “Mitt” Romney Rap

    Dolla Rules ya’ll, Dolla Rulel Ya’ll, …Dolla Dolla Dolla Dolla Dolla Rules Ya’ll

    My name is Willard but my friends call me “Mitt” I’m rich and give poor people a fit.
    And ya know, I’m a GOP hoe a Koch fien ‘cause I’m addicted to that dough
    Like a pole dancer , I flip on every issue and if I lack the facts I make up lies to diss ya

    Dolla Rules ya’ll, Dolla Rulel Ya’ll, …Dolla Dolla Dolla Dolla Dolla Rules Ya’ll

    I’m rich, it’s the 1 percent I represent and if elected Prez zero taxes on their income will be spent
    Damn, it’s my turn, I’ve been running for 6 years. the middle class detest me ‘cause I’m the sum of their fears.
    Like a prostitute or those fools on “K” street.. if the price is right I’ll service you with the words that I speak.

    Dolla Rules ya’ll, Dolla Rulel Ya’ll, …Dolla Dolla Dolla Dolla Dolla Rules Ya’ll

    Call me Barnabus or the Mormon character from “Big Love cause like my hoes my taxes are kept in dark shadows.
    My speeches lack substance and specifics. To understand my positions you gotta know hieroglyphics.
    I agree with Paul Ryan on every position and our goal is to “Kill”off all of those with a pre-existing condition.

    July 15, 2012 at 1:33 am |
    • Steveo

      Let me help you out TEW. Obama is accusing Romeny (then a PRIVATE citizen) of out sourcing jobs. Yet at the same time we are funding the development of electric sports cars in Finland AND the JOBS Czar is moving a plant to China! These are but 2 examples. btw, did you mention the word hypocrit?

      July 16, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
  6. Frank Marshall Davis

    He also recently removed the requirement to be seeking work while collecting welfare so you can literally do nothing now and still get a govt check. He wants as many as possible on the dole, that's how he "convinces" voters. The Governor balanced the state budget and got businesses back, Obama had nothing to do with it.

    July 15, 2012 at 5:21 am |
    • carrotroot

      You are lying, no such change has occured. You still have to search for work on condition of getting unemployment benefits.

      July 15, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
      • Tom in San Diego

        Yes Carrot, you sound like you speak from experience...Keep looking, no one is going to hire a con...

        July 16, 2012 at 12:53 am |
      • Steveo

        Keep swimming with the crocs in DENIAL. The change is being considered and the question is WHY???????

        July 16, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
      • tom clements

        You are lying...First thing, you might want to study up on the difference between unemployment and welfare. They are different for every state. However, Obama is expanding these programs if state governments bite on the federal regulations that are attached. Tax, Dependence and Control. You lefties always say that is what the corporate elitist do, however you are allowing/encouraging your party to do this to our entire country.

        July 16, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
  7. Greg C

    Don't believe everything you hear about Northern Virginia being pro Obama. Loudoun county for example is a affluent county that is predominantly republican. Most of my neighbors will be voting for Romney. We are tired of the overbearing regulations and expanding government interference into our lives. The economy has gotten much worse under Obama and we see it here too.

    July 15, 2012 at 10:56 am |
  8. NAM VET

    OB IS A CON MAN LIKE NO OTHER IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY. THOSE OF YOU WHO CAN.T SEE IT ,WILL BE
    THE CASUALTIES OF HIS LIES AND AT BEST,HALF TRUTHS. TIME TO WAKE UP AND SMELL THE ROSES. NOT THE ONES IN THE MANSION,BUT THOSE HE WOULD SHOVE UP YOUR BEHIND."SMELL THE ROSES." WE HAVE A REALLY BAD PRESIDENT! HE FAVORS MOST OF THE BAD FOLKS IN THE WORLD OVER ALL OF US, WHO DEPEND ON A
    PRESIDENT TO DEFEND US AND OUR WAY OF LIFE. WE AS A COUNTRY HAVE GIVEN MORE TO ALL OF THE FOLKS
    ALL OVER THIS PLANET. NO OTHER HAS DONE SO MUCH FOR SO MANY THAN THIS COUNTRY.-------

    July 15, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
    • carrotroot

      When Obama became President the economy was in a triage state. He did what he could to save people's jobs. And since then he's managed to add back nearly 6 million jobs to the economy. Which is a lot more than what other Presidents were able to accomplish in the 3 years.

      July 15, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
      • John

        The decision is an easy one. Do you want more tax and spend with bigger governmnet? If you do vote for Obama. I'd prefer the guy who has been successful at everything he has done.
        It is amazing how stupid some of the libs are. Obama can put out any lie he wants and these blind followers go for it.
        Libs, if Romney was a felon why hasn't this administration brough chargers against him?

        July 16, 2012 at 8:42 am |
    • DM

      1. Once again to cover his own fail policies he is trying to make Romney look bad. I guess he has repeated it so much he believes his own propoganda. A little research found a lot of interesting articles on our Out Sourcer in Chief, Obama.
      After receiving a $500 million stimulus loan guarantee, Fisker Automotive is producing their $100,000 luxury electric sports car in Finland. (“Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars in Finland,” ABC News, 10/20/11)
      Nearly Half of President Obama’s $2.4 billion devoted to advanced vehicle batteries went to foreign companies in places like Russia, China, South Korea and France. (“Obama Sends Stimulus Aid to Foreign Firms,” Washington Times, 8/6/09)
      Sempra Energy was awarded a $337-million loan guarantee to supply panels for a solar power plant in Arizona. However, the company purchased its solar panels from the Chinese solar giant Suntech. (“Sempra Gets $337 Million Guarantee for Arizona Solar Project,” Bloomberg News, 9/28/11)
      Two South Korean companies – LG Chem and Dow Kokam – were given $303 million to produce car batteries in the U.S., but then brought in foreign workers. Local unions have criticized the company for filling jobs with foreign workers. (“Unions Say Foreign Workers Taking Stimulus Jobs,” CBS News, 4/13/12)
      “An April 2010 study by the Energy Department found that 60 percent of the 40 largest wind farms then financed by the stimulus relied on foreign manufacturers for their central components, including turbines.” (“Obama’s Record on Outsourcing Draws Criticism from the Left,” The Washington Post, 7/9/12)
      California-based Tezo Systems lost its bid for a ‘stimulus’-funded grant to install television monitors on California buses to a New Zealand company. (“Santa Clarita Rejects Protest, New Zealand Company Keeps Stimulus Contract,” NBC4 Los Angeles, 5/16/12)
      A federal investigation found that “at least $7 million in federal stimulus money intended to provide jobs to unemployed Oregonians instead paid wages to 254 foreign workers.” (“Federal Stimulus Money for Oregon Jobs Hired Foreign Workers,” The Oregonian, 10/20/12)

      July 16, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
  9. NAM VET

    "PS". OBAMA REALLY SUCKS. IN MY LIFE TIME NO OTHER PRESEIDENT HAS BEEN SO UNAMERICAN AS HE. SORRY TO SAY IT BUT HE HAS EARNED THAT STATEMENT.

    July 15, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
    • John

      Romney puts his money in Swiss bank accounts. I call that UN American. You are such a fool.......

      July 15, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
      • John

        You are an idiot. Stop spewing the lib dem line. Romney has released all required doc's in relation to his taxes. SO he has a Swiss Bank Account – that is what rich people do. Good luck to him. Just like Wasserman-Schultz (she has a Swiss Bank Account also). Here is the difference;
        Romney hasn't bashed Schultz for having a Swiss Bank Account – unlike the lib dem who bashes Romney WHEN SHE HAS THE SAME TYPE OF ACCOUNT!!!

        July 16, 2012 at 8:45 am |
      • jean2009

        Are there two Johns, or are you bi-polar?

        July 17, 2012 at 11:38 am |
    • John

      Release your taxes Romney. Quit hiding. What are you hiding from the American people......

      July 15, 2012 at 5:52 pm |
      • kathi

        Release your taxes Romney???? That's what John says - I wish Romney would tell him that he would release his taxes just as soon as Obama releases his application to Occidental College, Columbia, Harvard, release his grades (like Bush) and release his papers written as President of the Harvard Law Review - John, what is Obama hiding?????

        July 15, 2012 at 8:11 pm |
      • tom clements

        Don't release your documents until Eric Holder turns over his documents.

        July 16, 2012 at 4:43 pm |
    • jean2009

      Well let us look at Mitt...back in 1966 Mitt Romney protested against those protesting the draft.,,now here is the zinger.
      Mitt Romney had 3 college deferment on he grounds he was a Morman missionary.
      How much more of a hypocrite can you be to say to others..."you go die for the country...I have my deferments".
      If he was so for the war and so for the draft...why wasn't he the first to enlist? Typical rich Rethuglikan "i've got mine...bummer for you." BTW...President Obama was 14 yrs. old when the Vietnam War ended., Joe Biden had deferments but was later disqualified due to asthma. Really how many people do you know with the gall to receive deferments while protesting against those who were going to be drafted.

      http://www.politicususa.com/mitt-romney-draft-dodger.html

      July 17, 2012 at 11:35 am |
  10. AFGHAN HERO

    @ NAM VET...you are entitled to your slander/hate to this President...HOWEVER...alot of us Americans do not agree with you bashing our President of the USA. That is UNAMERICAN...dont like the man, thats fine...but dont bash him because you hate him...He is our leader, you know.

    July 15, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
  11. sftommy

    The Deficit GOP was elected to deal with? They really failed the American voter on that one. President Obama has had his greatest moment as an American leader, so far, with his deficit proposal.

    What does the moderate voter think of GOP's failure on the deficit in light of what the Democrats gave up? Is this the course correction America asked of the GOP to enrich their friends with tax breaks while still selling T-Bills to China?

    All GOP did was dump the national debt on a smaller bunch of tax payers, the workers of America today, tomorrow, and decades to come so Erica Cantor and friends could make a crop of millionaires richer this year.

    Did the moderate voters of America vote for this?

    July 15, 2012 at 7:02 pm |
  12. Free Man in the Republic of Texas

    OBAMA continues to woo Virginia voters

    FREE FOOD !!!
    NO work required !!!

    Working tax payers who still have a job
    will be more than happy to pay their fair share !!!

    MOVING FORWARD !!!

    July 15, 2012 at 7:29 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      I WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO TELL THIS TO THE MANY WHITE PEOPLE ON FOOD STAMPS. YOU WILL FIND THAT THEY DON'T TAKE SARCASM REALLY WELL.

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

      July 16, 2012 at 1:15 pm |
  13. Name*Liz Carter

    Lord have mercy on your stupid souls! Blah-blah-blah.....boo-hoo-hoo....whine-whine-whine!! You all are sick pathetic trolls!! Still sitting in your basements talking trash and BS!! Obama/Biden 2012!! Yes we will again!! LOL!! Pitiful is what you are! Just pitiful!!

    July 15, 2012 at 10:04 pm |
    • scott

      keep drinking his kool-aid and worshiping him, worried that your welfare will be taken away?

      July 15, 2012 at 11:06 pm |
      • jean2009

        A.) I have never received welfare nor have I ever received food stamps.
        B.) I also consider myself very fortunate
        C.) I am worried about this country and not for myself...which can't be said for Scot, Tom and John.

        July 17, 2012 at 11:28 am |
      • Steveo

        @Jean,

        I am worried about this country and not for myself...which can't be said for Scot, Tom and John
        --------–
        So now since Scott, Tom, John, C-Lo, Steveo and others like us who have different political views from you CANNOT care for this country or its citizens? Really Jean? Well that high horse you're on is so high, I hope you have on an astronaut suit! Highly arrogant of you!

        July 17, 2012 at 11:40 am |
    • Tom in San Diego

      Ding bat

      July 16, 2012 at 12:49 am |
    • John

      Liz, people are worried about the country they love while the libs follow the con man in the WH blindly... He is building Greece.

      July 16, 2012 at 8:47 am |
  14. scott

    Once again to cover his own fail policies he is trying to make Romney look bad. I guess he has repeated it so much he believes his own propoganda. A little research found a lot of interesting articles on our Out Sourcer in Chief, Obama.

    After receiving a $500 million stimulus loan guarantee, Fisker Automotive is producing their $100,000 luxury electric sports car in Finland. (“Car Company Gets U.S. Loan, Builds Cars in Finland,” ABC News, 10/20/11)

    Nearly Half of President Obama’s $2.4 billion devoted to advanced vehicle batteries went to foreign companies in places like Russia, China, South Korea and France. (“Obama Sends Stimulus Aid to Foreign Firms,” Washington Times, 8/6/09)

    Sempra Energy was awarded a $337-million loan guarantee to supply panels for a solar power plant in Arizona. However, the company purchased its solar panels from the Chinese solar giant Suntech. (“Sempra Gets $337 Million Guarantee for Arizona Solar Project,” Bloomberg News, 9/28/11)

    Two South Korean companies – LG Chem and Dow Kokam - were given $303 million to produce car batteries in the U.S., but then brought in foreign workers. Local unions have criticized the company for filling jobs with foreign workers. (“Unions Say Foreign Workers Taking Stimulus Jobs,” CBS News, 4/13/12)

    “An April 2010 study by the Energy Department found that 60 percent of the 40 largest wind farms then financed by the stimulus relied on foreign manufacturers for their central components, including turbines.” (“Obama’s Record on Outsourcing Draws Criticism from the Left,” The Washington Post, 7/9/12)

    California-based Tezo Systems lost its bid for a ‘stimulus’-funded grant to install television monitors on California buses to a New Zealand company. (“Santa Clarita Rejects Protest, New Zealand Company Keeps Stimulus Contract,” NBC4 Los Angeles, 5/16/12)

    A federal investigation found that “at least $7 million in federal stimulus money intended to provide jobs to unemployed Oregonians instead paid wages to 254 foreign workers.” (“Federal Stimulus Money for Oregon Jobs Hired Foreign Workers,” The Oregonian, 10/20/12)

    July 15, 2012 at 11:04 pm |
  15. Tom in San Diego

    Obama says anyone who had success in business didnt do it! He said Govt gave you your success and you should want to give back...This guy has had one too many tokes on the Bong...In my small business I put every stinking dime and a million hours of hard work into it. The only thing the Govt gave me has been a headache and a regulation to deal with. If he wants me to give back, he can kiss my @ss...

    July 16, 2012 at 12:48 am |
    • RHCracker

      Well said,only after owning and working to keep a business alive can you understand that the government is your greatest
      obstacle,and those roads and bridges were built with your taxes,fees,fines,environmental charges etc..

      July 16, 2012 at 10:27 am |
      • Free Man in the Republic of Texas

        IN SPITE OF GOVERNMENT
        NOT
        BECAUSE OF GOVERNMENT

        July 16, 2012 at 11:30 am |
    • CWright

      I can't find anything quite as insulting as his comment that anyone who has been successful didn't do it. I didn't see the government putting in the countless hours away from their family and giving me the money that I risk to employ others. Yes it is my choice to spend that time away from my family, but if I did what would my business look like? How many less people would have a steady income because my business couldn't afford to hire them? Government is one more obstacle that businesses have to worry about. Business owners are the ones that go home at night not only worrying about their own family's livelihood, but the livelihood of all of their employees.

      July 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm |
  16. NClaw441

    Mr. Obama needs to declare his position. Is the economy's situation due to what he has done, or is it still President Bush's economy? He is quick to claim successes, but denies any failures. There are fewer people working today than when Mr. Obama took office. At what point does Mr. Obama take both credit and blame for what is happening in this country?

    July 16, 2012 at 8:24 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      WHAT DO YOU WANT HIM TO DO FOR THE JOBLESS? CONGRESS WON'T PASS HIS JOBS ACT. EVEN IF HE CAN DO ANYTHING IN HIS POWER, WOULD YOU TAKE A GOVERNMENT JOB? THAT'S ALL HE CAN GIVE YOU.

      ALL WE HEAR IS WHINING IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR ABOUT TAXES WHEN THERE HASN'T BEEN ANY TAX INCREASE DURING HIS TERM AND REGULATIONS WHEN NOTHING CAN STOP BANKS FROM BLOWING BILLIONS ON THEIR GAMBLING. WHEN ARE WE GOING TO BLAME THE PRIVATE SECTOR FOR THIS MESS? WE DID IT BEFORE IN 2008!!! WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE NOW? HAVE YOU ALL CAUGHT ON TO THE FACT THAT THESE CORPS ARE IN CHARGE OF CONGRESS? GIVEN UP? I GUESS IT IS EASY TO BLAME ONE GUY WHEN THERE IS PLENTY OF BLAME TO GO AROUND.

      BUT BY ALL MEANS KEEP ON WHINING ABOUT OBAMA. I'M SURE IT WILL GET YOU SOMEWHERE IN LIFE.

      July 16, 2012 at 1:25 pm |
  17. mike scoles

    funny how this news agency doesn't mention that Obama told all small biz owners that we didn't do it by ourselves in his virginia speech.... His comments show how out of touch he is. Maybe if he accomplished something without help, he would feel otherwise.

    July 16, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
  18. Me

    Welcome to the Divided States of Obamastan. I hate the "he was dealt a bad hand by Bush" argument. He knew damn well what he was getting into so let that one go. Fact is he hasn't done anything to prove that he is worthy of another 4 years.

    July 16, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  19. DM

    Continues to woo, or ties to woo? There is a big difference, but the liberal media does not seem to understand that.

    July 16, 2012 at 1:02 pm |
  20. tom clements

    Eric Holder release your tax return

    July 16, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  21. JWR

    IMHO Bob McDonnell and Eric Cantor are cancerous tumors living in American society. They don't care for the American people. They seem to be some virus from outer space assimilating themselves into humanity. Do they think all Americans are stupid with their flimsy encylopedia of lies and deceit? Who do they really serve? Who have they done anything for? They support laws that border on rape and want to hold up financial assistance from those suffering from natural disasters while further suppressing the wage earners of America. What a couple of clowns!!

    July 16, 2012 at 7:45 pm |
    • Steveo

      Yet you believe the Dems/Libs are the best thing going since sliced bread?

      July 17, 2012 at 10:09 am |
  22. pkbkr

    Obama/Biden 2012....I'm really sick of the hatred and character assassination of our president. It's been going on since Mitch (Witch) McConnell said he'd do all he could to make sure Obama was a one term president.....then the Rs have refused to help straighten out this economy in any way!!! I hope their consciences hurt them and they all lose.....if they win, the middle class will lose.

    July 17, 2012 at 2:14 pm |