Conservative group’s ad tries to deflate historic presidential remarks
August 24th, 2012
03:38 PM ET

Conservative group’s ad tries to deflate historic presidential remarks

WASHINGTON (CNN) - It’s the video of President Obama announcing to the world that Osama Bin Laden had been killed.

“The death of bin Laden marks the most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat al Qaeda," the president said.

You can surf the web and replay the moment that the White House considers one of the high points of his presidency.

But one anti-Obama group wants viewers to see something else first: former supporters of the president who have now had a change of heart.

“We’re trying out all kinds of cool things with social media advertising” said Levi Russell with the conservative group Americans for Prosperity, which is backed by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch.

So a click on one of the many YouTube videos of the president’s remarks -viewed millions of times since that night- will now first trigger an ad with testimonials from people who voted for the president in 2008.

“I still believe in hope and change I just don’t think Obama is the way to go for that,” one woman said. “The president has not earned reelection in 2012 in my book,” said another.

The independent group, which is also spending heavily in key battleground states, is working to “constantly find better ways to reach viewers,” said Russell.

“It’s certainly a long way from the traditional TV & radio ad campaigns.”

The Obama reelection campaign had no comment on this latest tactic.


Topics: 2012 Election • Advertising • Mitt Romney

soundoff (199 Responses)
  1. jack

    So, FDR doesn't get credit for America winning the Second World War? So, Abraham Lincoln doesn't get credit for winning the Civil War? So Bush doesn't get credit for invading Iraq and botching everything up in that country? I love it also when the extreme right brings out these people who say thiey once believed in Obama and feel let down. Please. These people never believed in Obama and never voted for him.

    August 24, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
    • Kool-Aid Police

      Sounds like you worship him.

      August 24, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
      • steven harnack

        Be a dear and break down what he said that would lead anyone to believe what you apparently thought that you saw.

        August 24, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
      • EndTheHate

        There there calm down it will be ok. Here drink this nice glass of
        K onservative
        K hristian
        K ool-Aid
        There now you're all better that's a good sheeple.

        August 25, 2012 at 2:40 am |
      • drake mallard

        It's not worth moving heaven and earth, spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person." —Mitt Romney, speaking in 2007 about killing Osama bin Laden

        "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me." –Mitt Romney

        "I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there." —Mitt Romney

        I should tell my story. I'm also unemployed." —Mitt Romney, speaking in 2011 to unemployed people in Florida. Romney's net worth is over $200 million.

        "I'll tell you what, ten-thousand bucks? $10,000 bet?" –Mitt Romney

        "I'll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry's come back." –Mitt Romney, –Mitt Romney, on the American auto industry, despite having written a New York Times op-ed in 2008 titled "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt," in which he said if GM, Ford and Chrysler got a government bailout "you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye

        Corporations are people, my friend… of course they are. Everything corporations earn ultimately goes to the people. Where do you think it goes? Whose pockets? Whose pockets? People's pockets. Human beings, my friend." —Mitt Romney

        August 26, 2012 at 6:14 pm |
      • caeser

        yes

        August 26, 2012 at 10:24 pm |
      • canthaveitbothways

        Bin Laden didn't personally murder 3,000 people, so why was he so important? Bin Laden didn't train, learn to fly an airplane, and use box cutters, so why did we go after him? I mean, Bush certainly didn't think he was important because he DIDN'T EVEN THINK ABOUT BIN LADEN!

        You can't have it both ways. Yes, Seal Team Six and our men and women in uniform deserve our upmost respect, but also give credit to President Obama for giving the order. Carter failed in the Iranian Hostage situation, Clinton failed to get Bin Laden, and George W. Bush failed. More specifically, GWB told the Pakistani military, who then secretly sent word to Bin Laden. Bush went with missiles, and Bin Laden watched from afar as if they were fireworks.

        Remember, it wasn't a done deal that the order would have been successful. VP Joe Biden, SoD Robert Gates, and SoS Hillary Clinton didn't want to go forward. Only Leon Panetta and President Obama wanted to give the order. If President Obama had failed, you haters would have portrayed him as "weak on the war on terror." Give me a break.

        Obama/Biden 2012

        August 27, 2012 at 4:13 am |
    • Steveo

      These people never believed in Obama and never voted for him.
      ---------
      Prove it! You guys ALWAYS say that when somebody has buyer's remorse! ALWAYS!

      August 24, 2012 at 4:01 pm |
      • v_mag

        Prove that Romney is different from Bush.

        August 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
      • Ah...I See.

        Dude, seriously. Just like any campaign, company, or anyone anywhere would do if they had a point to prove, and that's cherry pick. Anyone can troll for some schmuck who says what they want, whether they really believe it, have been convinced of it, or are just saying it for the check. Let's not get all excited cuz a handful of headhunted speakers are saying what you could expect to find of any politician. It's like saying "This steak was awesome!" then finding someone who says "That steak sucked!". Opinion is only that. Now, if you wanna talk about facts, Obama will pound the lies back past your tooth. I cant wait till the debates.

        August 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
      • Steveo

        v_mag

        Prove that Romney is different from Bush
        ---------
        Somebody has forgotten how many Bush policies Obama kept! Besides, what does you qestion have to do with mine?

        August 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm |
      • Steveo

        Ah I se,

        So you actually think that there is NO one who voted for Obama in 2008 that will not in 2012? No sure person exists?

        August 24, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
      • v_mag

        @Steveo, I see you cannot respond to the question. Repugnants have no answer, and they know they are vulnerable if this plain fact is publicly discussed. Obama is not perfect, and he carried on far too many Bush policies, for which I fault him. However, he is far and away a better candidate than Romney/Bush. It almost sounds like you disagreed with what Bush did. So, why would you vote for his clone?

        August 24, 2012 at 4:41 pm |
      • Steveo

        v-mag, why should I answer a worthless question?

        August 24, 2012 at 7:09 pm |
    • v_mag

      I never believed in George W. Bush, and I was never disappointed. He exceeded my wildest fantasies of a war mongering crook. And guess what? Romney = Bush.

      August 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
    • Caramon

      Jack, you cannot be serious. Just venture into the Gallup and see the stats for yourself. President Obama's popularity has dropped dramatically since he was first elected. When you see the numbers, it isn't too difficult to believe that some people feel let down. Believe it or not, there are people who voted for the President in 2008 and they will vote Romney in 2012. The economy is going nowhere, unemployment on the rise. Why should we believe in the President? Give me a reason.

      August 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
      • v_mag

        ...and Romney is different from George W how? Anybody have an answer for that?

        August 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
      • david

        %13 of americans approve of congress! that means that %87 of us have figured out were the real problem is!

        August 24, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
      • 2020

        YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING

        People change minds everyday, for numerous reasons.

        If these people have lost medical insurance, a GM auto work, a bank, work for AIA, they should be static, jump overjoy. If it would have been Romney, GM would have died, bank and AIA would have folded, and medical insurance, a mandatory individual mandate would have been imposed.

        Tick your pick. This election now turn into a referendum of THE DO NOTHING CONGRESS, thanks to Ryan.

        August 26, 2012 at 9:07 pm |
      • DaveF

        You Oboma haters – HAVE YOU EVER HEARD THE WORD "OBSTRUCTION?" You can't pass a Bill if you can't vote on it!!! & the GOP have obstructed nearly 400 Bills including Bills to women's health, Seniors, Wounded Veterans, Vision Care for Kids, Veterans Retraining, Homeless Veterans, Disabled Veterans & the hundreds more. By the way they are presently holding up the Farm Bill. So get your collective heads out of "where the sun doesn't shine" & become an AMERICAN & look past the Romney/Ryan/GOP lies and distortions – then Vote for whoever but using your heads to find the truth instead of the lying sound bites.

        August 27, 2012 at 11:32 am |
      • BrashGirl4America

        Obama has FAILED....he keeps talking about his "jobs plan" He's had 3/12 years to do something, and he hasn't, and he's just now putting together a plan. He should have made jobs a priority when first elected. I wonder if he'd even be talking about a jobs plan if he wasn't up for re-election. Also, whether you support Obama or not...you should all see the movie 2016. It's not a bash Obama movie, it's very educational and so many of you Obama supporter really need to get educated on what this man's real agenda is. Don't be hating on my because I suggest this...you actually might learn something.

        August 29, 2012 at 9:42 am |
    • Bob

      Where are the tax returns, Mitt? And don't forget Seamus, the poor dog Romney tie to the roof of his car and then drove off on vacation. The man is not fit to be president. Ryan wants to outlaw abortion even in the case of rape and incest. His friend, Todd Akin, is on the congressional science committee for god's sake. How can anyone even consider voting for a republican?

      August 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        And where are Obama's school records? And did not Obama say, in his book, that he ate dogs. Liberals have lost, now they cry.

        August 25, 2012 at 12:55 am |
      • Young but Wise

        @Jay in NC

        He was on the Harvard Law Review ( which you can ONLY be on if you are in the TOP 10% of your class)......that's the BEST educational reference you can get at Harvard. AND dog is a delicious meat ate by many different countries outside the US. smarten up.

        August 25, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
      • Lahdee Dah

        @JayinNC Don't try to change the subject, no one will go there.

        August 25, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
      • keivn

        But you can vote for a man who puts out garbge to make people think Romney is acrook, a murder, a tax cheat, and an extremeist ? Why are you so in love with a man who preverts the law and Constitution and fooled a lot of people with that hope and change crap? Where do you think the slogan "Forward" comes from? The old U.S.S.R. !!!! I truly have comparsion for all you who blindly folow Obama because before you know it your freedom and country will be gone.

        August 26, 2012 at 11:01 am |
    • Howard

      Obama deserves credit for killing Bin Laden about as much as he deserved his undeserved Nobel Prize. All of Obama's so called accomplishments have either been a result of other people's efforts, lies he wrote in his autobiographies, or inventions by public relations firms ... who sold obama to the America public. History will remember this empty suit snake oil salesman, as a charlatan 'flash in the pan' ... who finally got replaced by a 'real' President, named Mitt Romney, on 11-6-12 !!!

      August 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
      • ironman59

        Let me guess. You also believe that "W" didn't start 2 wars. That "W" didn't have TARP approved under is administration. That "W" didn't offer "Amnesty, a path to citizenship" for illegals. Bush had 6+ years to get Bin Laden and failed. Simple fact is that Obama gave the order to take him out and you don't like it. You don't like that we brought our soldiers home from Iraq.

        Let's face it we could have the strongest economy in the world, the best of everything but if Obama was POTUS you would find ways to complain. Go back under your rock and let the adults run things.

        August 26, 2012 at 11:29 pm |
    • ct

      key words " most significant achievement to date in our nation’s effort to defeat al Qaeda,"

      August 24, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
    • Greg Kells

      I personally know plenty of centrist Dems that are very disappointed in Obama's performance. Whether they will be voting for Romney is questionable, but the disappointment is very real. I the disappointment in Obama and the mistrust of Romney puts Johnson in a uniquely strong position for a third party run. If he qualifies for the debates, I think he'll pull as much from the Dems as the GOP.

      August 24, 2012 at 7:53 pm |
      • quinLee

        I honestly would like to know what these so called disappointed folks expected given the reality of things. Reps have plainly stated from day one that they are not interested in compromise–even after they fracked everything up. Dare not whisper the name Bush. Meanwhile, the teaparty clown show has obstructed progress on every turn-talk about a bunch of idiots being exploited by rich elite fat cats that could give a number 2 about them. Disappointed my eye.

        August 24, 2012 at 10:51 pm |
      • 2020

        DISAPPOINTED OR NOT, THE CHOICE IS MORE CLEAR THAN EVER. YOU CAN KILL THE BIRD AND GET A WOLF.

        People change minds everyday, for numerous reasons.

        If these people have lost medical insurance, a GM auto work, a bank, work for AIA, they should be static, jump overjoy. If it would have been Romney, GM would have died, bank and AIA would have folded, and medical insurance, a mandatory individual mandate would have been imposed.

        Tick your pick. This election now turn into a referendum of THE DO NOTHING CONGRESS, thanks to Ryan.

        August 26, 2012 at 9:08 pm |
    • Howard

      In 2008 ... and for the years that followed, obama enjoyed the luxury of an extremely biased mainstream media, who pitched him ... protected him ... defended him ... and refused to vet him. In addition, in an effort to be 'politically correct', and avoid countless baseless accusations of 'racism', obama's opposition responded with their hands tied behind their backs. Today, however, the disastrous results of obama's failed policies are hurting millions of Americans ... and, in addition, his opposition has woken up, and is unafraid to tell the truth about this phony sacred cow. That's why movies, like 2016 Obama's Ameirca ... and The Hope And The Change are coming out. Everybody, except die hard obama stooges are finally realizing what a horrible failure he is ... and, how he has nearly destroyed America. American is much, much more important than obama ... and, in order to save America ... obama must go !!!

      August 25, 2012 at 11:49 am |
      • 2020

        OF COURSE, THE OPPORTUNITIST TRY TO MAKE MONEY OFF OBAMA'S BACK.

        IF THIS IS A MOVIE OF W GEORGE, WILL YOU GO? WHY WASTE MONEY. DIDN'T WE SUFFER ENOUGH?

        August 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm |
      • slaw

        we the people of the united states of american believe that OBAMA WILL GET THE JOB DONE..

        August 26, 2012 at 9:42 pm |
    • Howard

      It doesn't matter what obama says, because he is the master of 'BAIT N' SWITH' ... and DECEPTION ... and, cannot be trusted.

      August 26, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
    • paige

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      August 27, 2012 at 2:01 am |
    • paige

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      August 27, 2012 at 2:03 am |
    • quisno

      You know in here i see people telling people that yes we have a set of twins. Yes it is true your country hangs by a thread. want to know where your actual power is? Its in your State,Republic,territory. where you and the other masses can stand together in ptrotest to this maniacal bunch who now thinks for you. here let me help you.

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      August 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  2. kayla

    are these paid idiots claiming to be for obama that are anti obama now? talk about desperate repugs.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
    • Steveo

      Same challenge to you, prove these folks NEVER voted fo rObama in 2008! Simply prove it!

      August 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
      • Ancil

        The burden of proof is on those making the initial assertion. In this case that would be on the makers of the ad. Simply saying something does not make it true. This applies to all sides in any debate of any kind.

        August 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
      • Howard

        THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING. The obama stooges and lamestream media can throw around stats, polls, editorials, and assumptions all they want ... but, Americans are experiencing the hardships first hand ... resulting from obama's failed policies ... so, only November 6th will tell the tale. Just like in the 2010 election, America will reject obama ... so, you obama stooges will get a chance to stand in the same unemployment lines, obama has sent millions of your fellow Americans to.

        August 25, 2012 at 11:24 am |
    • Caramon

      Kayla, it is your belief that everyone who voted for the President in 2008 is happy with his performance. Please see previous comment. His popularity has dropped since first elected.

      August 24, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
      • Ah...I See.

        No politician ends with a higher favorability rating than when they began. The whole point is to get as many folks on your side for the election as possible. There will ALWAYS be some folks who will have a change of heart because they didn't think he was liberal enough, conservative enough, wore the right tie, got a BJ from someone other than his wife, didn't see God Bless America enough, didn't wrap themselves in 27 flags, rode a bus, went golfing...EVERY president cant retain total loyalty from when they were voted in. It's impossible...and part of the job. Obama, however, has a much higher rating than W ever had and Congress, who's put us in this mess, hasn't passed the first 20% since the Tea Party was voted in!

        August 24, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
      • Caramon

        So basically your comment agrees that some who voted for the President may not vote for him in re-election. You realize that you have blamed Congress in part for the financial mess of the economy. Congress, both House and Senate, were under control of the Democrats when the economy tanked. Your are correct that the Congress has not passed 20 percent approval. However, Congress is the House and Senate. Therefore, the Democratically controlled Senate is part of the statistic.

        If I recall, the popularity of George Bush was near 90 percent following 911. I believe that the current President has a far lower popularity than that today.

        August 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
      • Ah...I See.

        I dont think post 9/11 counts. We were a freshly attacked and united country with an aggressive cowboy spouting threats that Obama had to deliver on later. If any other country attacked us, I promise I'd grab a rifle and stand next to any hillbilly. That's Patriotism, not an affect of good policies on Bush's part. But I grant you that he had that for a few weeks before it plummeted again.

        I will ALWAYS agree that some folks who voted for anything, may not always agree with their previous vote. I'm sure many folks who voted for W weren't totally pleased with his tenure. This is common in anything that involves an opinion and a vote.

        Congress only works by both parties agreeing on things happening. Thus our presently stalled everything thanks to the Tea Party holding Congress in gridlock. It's fair to suggest this is what causes their very low approval rating. No matter who controls what, Congress' job is to make budgets and do all the things that aren't being done and if enough of them are holding everything up through filibusters, one can easily assess that they all deserve to fail. The few ruin it for the many, but they're all accountable.

        Financially speaking, I'd say this is a 30 year issue stemming back from Reagan and that although we've experienced moments of success and surplus, constant deregulation (Clinton did it too), and ESPECIALLY tax cuts during two wars is what caused the majority of our windfall. Tax cuts are directly related to recessions and even Reagan raised taxes after his cuts nearly sent the economy into a recession. Obama hasn't been able to do much of anything with Congress' hands tied but considering the successes he has had, i'd say he's near heroic.

        August 24, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
      • david

        he is along way from the approval rating that congress has of just %13 ! %87 of americans figured out along time ago were the real problem is! must be you are slow in catching up to the rest of the country!

        August 25, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
    • Howard

      Obama's real talent is not for his so called accomplishment, but rather for his ability to hide his failures ... by blaming others, getting the lame steam media to avoid reporting the truth ... or, by paying over a million dollars to seal his College Records.

      August 24, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
      • rr

        Howard.... you have a tendency to spew without empirical evidence to back up your critique. Give me a few, just a few of Obama's policies that have led the country down economically. Remember not to credit Obama with any of the economic spiral that Bush left him.Oh yeah please remember that 2010 when the republicans took over the house they promised jobs. P.S. unemployment was falling until then. So ....... policy specific what Obama did to ruin the already ruined economy? DId he raise taxes? Did he change the Constitution? Did he start a war on a credit card? Please Howard tell us . Idiot

        August 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
    • Lizzie

      So why would over 800000 registered democrats take the time go to their voter registration office and have their name REMOVED from the democrats rolls.

      August 25, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
  3. JP

    Obama is trying to take more credit for killing Bin Laden than Eisenhower took for D-Day.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm |
    • v_mag

      Next thing you know, they'll be telling us that George W. got Bin Laden. No distortion is too much for the party of "No".

      August 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
      • Frank Marshall Davis

        Keep slugging that kool-aid.

        August 24, 2012 at 7:12 pm |
    • david

      really? thats supposed to mean what? they both didn't do the things or your just fishing around trying to stay in the conversation with BS meaningless comments?

      August 25, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
    • Boo

      Let's see...I heard him talk about it ONCE after it happened.....STOP WATCHING FOX!!! You might learn something...god, you cons are pathetic whining losers.

      August 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm |
  4. Jeremy

    When will both parties learn that at this moment in history we need a government that will build America up, which means celebrating the things that were done well instead of always finding flaws in the "other" party. Politicians have become lowest form of life. They ask others to work together to build this nation to be the best, but off camera they are working to misrepresent the other party as many ways as they can. It is a sad time in history for our country.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
    • david

      the real difference in this election is that democrats have given up working with the bat crap crazy right wingnut republicans. we are finally mad and we can street fight too! get used to it you big winny baby repubs! we are playing by your rules now! name calling, bending the facts and just making up facts is your way to play the game. just like when Ryan said the president needs to put out a budget! hello Ryan his budget in on your seat in the house of reps were you have been sitting on it! your party set up the automatic cuts because you didn't want to cut defense but still insisted on keeping the tax cuts for the wealthy. this is your take or leave it kind of working together! well the dems aren't playing that game anymore so you better fix the mess you made by jan 1st or we are going over the cliff with your big push!

      August 24, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
      • Howard

        YOU MUST BE TALKING ABOUT THE OBAMA BUDGET WHICH WAS DEFEATED IN THE SENATE 99 TO 0 !!! ... AND HALF OF THAT 99 WERE DEMOCRATS. EVERYONE KNOWS OBAMA HAS SYSTEMATICALLY DESTROYED OUR ECONOMY ... AND HIS BRILLIANT SOLUTION, NOW THAT WE'RE AT 16 TRILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT, IS TO SPEND MORE.

        August 25, 2012 at 11:27 am |
      • rr

        David I agree with you. Howard and his gang seem to leave out that the Obama Budget was voted on with republican attachments that republicans new would not go over. The talking points are framed leaving out vital info. The only way a republican can argue. I am for some" true" conservative principals even though I am a democrat. The whiners on this blog are anything but true conservatives they are right wing fringe that already had the agenda set to topple the Black man

        August 25, 2012 at 1:25 pm |
      • Lizzie

        The SENATE is in CHARGE to bring a budget any budget to the floor debate it and pass it and hand it over to the house, none of which has happend in the past 3 years, like Harry Reid said we don't need a sti.... budget.

        August 25, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
      • david

        mitch Mcconnell blocked voting on any budget he didn't like! watch c-spsn a little more than you watch fox news you might learn why american approval rating of congress is at %13! your right about democrats voting in the senate! we democrats don't make our elected people walk in a goose step and follow orders from on high! we don't eat our own in the primaries like your bat crap crazy palin lead right wingnuts do to their own. his modified budget came from the house to the senate with changes that democrats could no except!

        August 25, 2012 at 7:51 pm |
      • Boo

        Howard....."DEFICITS DON'T MATTER." – Dick Cheney......guess you were okay with it when Bush ran up the debt like a drunken sailor...

        August 27, 2012 at 1:05 pm |
    • Caramon

      Sorry David. The budget proposed by President Obama was submitted and voted on in the Senate. It was voted down 99-0. Not one Democratic Senator voted for it.

      August 24, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
      • david

        yes it was presented to the senate from the house passed by the teaparty after some changes in it that would make it fail in the senate so you could say democrats were against Obamas budget ! you got some more BS remarks that are not scriped to us from you repub leaders!

        August 25, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
    • 2020

      We all share the same frustration.

      The Congress is a retirement center, casino, and graveyard. It creates self inflict wounds killing American way of life and it future

      August 25, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
      • Howard

        OBAMA ... THE MASTER OF 'BAIT N' SWITCH' ... CANNOT BE TRUSTED !!!

        August 26, 2012 at 12:04 pm |
  5. v_mag

    Henceforth, delegates to the Repugnant Convention in Tampa Florida will be known as Tampons.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
  6. livingston1

    Sorry children – it was a historic moment. You can't un-ring that bell by stamping your feet and holding your breath. But it is fun watching you try.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
  7. italmn

    Obama deserves credit for killing Bin Liden along with the Seals. He sent them in to do their job and they both get credit. Karl Rove and his GOP money machines set this President up for Failure right from the begining. So lets just see how it plays out on November 6th voteing day. All the EVIL stuff will come back, right where it belongs.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
    • paige

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      August 27, 2012 at 2:07 am |
  8. jaime98903

    American military involvement in D-Day was the call of the US President, not anyone else. The buck stops at the President.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
  9. karen

    Obama is blamed for not doing all the things he promised. Take a look at the congress and the GOP in the Senate they have blocked at every turn Their records are public information. do a little research for yourself and exercise your brain

    August 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
    • Caramon

      Karen, for the first two years President Obama was in office, the Republicans couldn't stop a toilet. The Democrats controlled the House and the Senate. Yet, on seven different times. Obama was going to focus like a laser on jobs. Please tell me what he has done in the past 6 months.

      August 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
      • DRF

        60 Votes is what is now need in the senate to get anything done. Kennedy (D) die 8/25/09, Scott Brown (R) assumed office to replace him 2/4/10, that gave the Dems about one year of a filibuster prove senate and that's counting the blue dog dems who were always on the fence. Don't forget Mitch McConnell (R) number one job was to make sure President Obama was a one term president not fixing America's problems. Let's be honest about what's reallly happening in this country.

        August 24, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
      • rr

        He's running for re election. That is what he has to do in order for the country to continue to recover from Bush's epic fudge up The better question is what have the congress and the repubs specifically done in the last 6 months. In 2010 the repubs slaughtered the Dems in the Mid terms on empty promises and have done NADA since. See Caramonit does go both ways.

        August 25, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
      • Lisa M

        The answer to why nothing got done President Obama's first two years....filibuster. You may need to look up that FACT.

        August 25, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
      • david

        see their you go again with the GOP scripted lines! the first 2 years had Mitch Mcconnell blocking by filibuster everything he didn't like with 41 votes of goose step following repubs! his stated goal by his own unamerican voice was "i am going to do everything i can to make this president a 1 term president!" your just twisting the truth with scripted repub approved BS! trying to make any american president fail is the same goal our enemies have!

        August 25, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
    • paige

      karen please join us in the fight for obama's re-election by "liking" this page:https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-will-vote-for-Obama-in-2012/109880029049898#!/pages/I-will-vote-for-Obama-in-2012/109880029049898 and sharing it with your friends! thanks

      August 27, 2012 at 2:08 am |
  10. hammer

    Nobel Prize Winner. LOL Would Obama win it now?

    August 24, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
    • italmn

      Yep, he would ! at the end ? He'll whip his ass ! Obama 2012

      August 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
      • hammer

        You believe he would win the nobel peace prize now.You are just to stupid.

        August 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm |
      • Howard

        WE ALL AGREE THAT OBAMA COULD WHIP AN ASS ... BUT, UNFORTUNATELY, WHEN IT COMES TO BEING PRESIDENT, HE SUCKS.

        August 25, 2012 at 11:30 am |
    • 2020

      BET YOUR LIFE, HE WILL

      August 25, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
      • Howard

        AMERICAN PATRIOTS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN WILLING TO BET THEIR LIVES FOR AMERICA ... BUT OBAMA, AND HIS STOOGES ARE WILLING TO BET AMERICA FOR OBAMA..
        PATRIOTS LOVE AMERICA MORE THAN OBAMA ... OBAMA STOOGES LOVE OBAMA MORE THAN AMERICA !!!

        August 26, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
  11. najie2

    If I wasn't reading it myself, I would never believe Republicans were so downright stupid. America deserves better. Then again, why am I surprised? George Bush was elected when "Jackass" was one of the top movies, and "Reality TV" had just arrived on the scene. Somehow, I thought there would have been sufficient "breathing space" before the STUPID PERIOD" came back.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
    • rr

      Awesome comeback.

      August 25, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
    • Howard

      THE STUPID PERIOD BEGAN NEARLY 4 YEARS AGO, WHEN A BUNCH OF FOOLS ELECTED AN UNVETTED, UNKNOWN, INEXPERIENCED, RADICAL TO THE PRESIDENCY ... CONTINUALLY SUPPORTED HIM EVEN WHEN HE LIED OVER AND OVER ... AND STILL SUPPORT HIM, AFTER HE HAS VIRTUALLY DESTROYED THE U.S. ECONOMY.

      August 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  12. eunice a

    FIRST OF ALL JP THE PRESIDENT NEVER TOOK CREDIT FOR THE FOOL THAT KILLED 3000 AMERICANS I HOPE THAT NONE OF THOSE 3000 AMERICANS THAT WAS KILLED FOR NO REASON WAS PART OF YOUR FAMILY BECAUSE IF THEY WERE YOU SHOULD FEEL AWFULLY BAD - ALL THE PRESIDENT DID WAS GIVE THE ORDER TO KILL BIN LADEN OBAMA/BIDEN 2012 HE/THEY HAVE MY VOTE

    August 24, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
    • Caramon

      Apparently Eunice, you didn't see the ad. You know, the one with Bill Clinton in it. Why do you think the Seals's are upset?

      August 24, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
      • david

        some seals are up set! these guys are stupid! they haven't been out of the service long enough that they could not be recalled find them selves in a military court on charges of disrespect of their commander and chief! that works the same way for any president in office! they put their hand up and swore that they would follow and not question the order of their commander a chief !

        August 25, 2012 at 8:14 pm |
      • Howard

        @ David ... so, you think the Seals are stupid ??? Why you little C.S., big mouthed punk ... you don't deserve to lick the Seal's boots. And, as far as the Seals swearing to follow orders from obama ... well, obama, like all Presidents before him ... swore to uphold and defend the constitution ... only to wipe his feet off on it, on numerous occasions. Obama disrespects America, our Traditions, our Constitution, and our Military ... so, why does he deserve respect from anybody ???

        August 26, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
      • Howard

        @ David ... As for the Seals swearing to follow orders from obama ... well, obama, like all Presidents before him ... swore to uphold and defend the constitution ... only to wipe his feet off on it, on numerous occasions. Obama disrespects America, our Traditions, our Constitution, and our Military ... so, why does he deserve respect from anybody ??? Respect has to be earned ... like the Seals have earned it ... not required for a charlatan, who lied his way into the White House.

        August 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
      • caramon

        No David, they swore to protect and defend the Constitution, just like the President.

        August 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm |
    • Howard

      eunice ... you gotta be kidding ... obama tried to take FULL credit for the Bin Ladin killing ... just like he has always tried to take credit for eveything ... nice try trying to mischaracterize what he really did, but America and the world saw his shameful attempts to take credit ... numerous times ... on VIDEO TAPE !!! You obama stooges either forget that we have video tape which continually catches obama in his lies and hypocrisy ... or, you simply don't care about the TRUTH ... since all you seem to care about is obama holding onto power ... even if you, and obama have to lie to do it.

      August 26, 2012 at 2:31 pm |
  13. Ronda in Houston, TX

    There people never liked Obama and never will vote for Obama. I am not surprised plus, this is nothing new.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  14. v_mag

    I hate to belabor the point, but this election is all about a return (or not) to George W. Bush. As much as the Repugnants try to hide that fact by keeping Bush totally on the sidelines (or maybe, in a bunker somewhere), there is not an ounce of difference between him and Romney. All the Bush's endorsed Romney, and all Bush's policies are Romney's policiies. Romney, if elected, will lead us right back to the Great Recession, vast transfers of wealth to the rich, destruction of the middle class, and useless wars.

    So, why would any sane person vote for a third term for the most hated president in U.S. history?

    August 24, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
    • Caramon

      The most hated President? Apparently you weren't around for the Carter years. Ronald Reagan won 47 states in 1980 and then 49 states in 1984. Now that is a landslide.

      Why would anyone return to the same economic policies of FDR? I believe most historians agree that FDR extended the Great Depression. Dumping money into infrastructure, blaming a scapegoat, and deficit spending didn't work before. Why would it work now?

      August 24, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
      • v_mag

        @Caramon – I've been around since Truman, thank you very much.

        The tightie righties love to trash President Carter because he got run over by the right wing, but he's got something no recent Republican has – integrity. When Carter left office, he devoted his life to working for peace in the Middle East and housing for the poor. Your man St. Ronnie left office and immediately took a $1M speaking fee from the Japanese as a payback for favors rendered. St. Ronnie turned out to be one of the most corrupt men to ever hold the office of President. Iran/Contra, if you remember? Arms for hostages? Funding death squads in El Salvadore? Trickle down? And all that between naps, while the country languished. He's about #2 on my most hated list. And I thought Nixon was bad!

        August 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm |
      • v_mag

        @Caramon – "most historians agree that FDR extended the Great Depression".
        --
        Well, most wingnut historians spewing on Faux News, maybe. It's a bit different if you want to talk about serious historians that don't get funding from Republican groups.

        August 24, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
      • Caramon

        Actually, most written history today comes from academia. Academia in general tends to be Liberal. If the best response you have is I don't want to believe it, then don't criticize me. I see far too many people who basically say the same thing. If you don't vote for Obama it is because you are stupid. Give me a real reason if you have one.

        August 24, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
      • Howard

        CARAMON ... THANK YOU FOR YOUR HONEST AND INSIGHTFUL COMMENTS.

        August 25, 2012 at 11:34 am |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      Look we all know you love Obama and will vote for him so go ahead and do it, just don't expect everyone else to.

      August 24, 2012 at 7:14 pm |
    • kevin

      Good to see your dedication to socialism and destruction of the country. You still have Bushroids I see. Just can't get them to go away. I bet you look in the mirror and think you see Bush sstanding behind you. Sadly because you lack the ability to have an open mind I will not waste time trying to chnage your mind. Last word....Obama can't even hold a candle for Carter that is how bad he is!

      August 26, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  15. Ah...I See.

    Steveo

    Ah I se,

    So you actually think that there is NO one who voted for Obama in 2008 that will not in 2012? No sure person exists?

    ----–

    Im saying the opposite. I'm saying there MUST be people with buyer's remorse...and so it's weight should be lessened since one can find that in all things. Thus the steak metaphor. It's all opinion...and when you hunt for someone who has the same opinion as you, you're only hindered by your motivation and pocketbook of which the Koch's have more than enough.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
    • Steveo

      Why do you think it is only a handful of guys? And you are correct, it is opinion!

      August 24, 2012 at 7:13 pm |
    • Howard

      In 2008 ... and for the years that followed, obama enjoyed the luxury of an extremely biased mainstream media, who pitched him ... protected him ... defended him ... and refused to vet him. In addition, in and effort to be 'politically correct', and avoid countless baseless accusations of 'racism', obama's opposition responded with their hands tied behind their backs. Today, however, the disastrous results of obama's failed policies are hurting millions of Americans ... and, in addition, his opposition has woken up, and is unafraid to tell the truth about this phony sacred cow. That's why movies, like 2016 Obama's Ameirca ... and The Hope And The Change are coming out. Everybody, except die hard obama stooges are finally realizing what a horrible failure he is ... and, how he has nearly destroyed America. American is much, much more important than obama ... and, in order to save America ... obama must go !!!

      August 25, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  16. CoJo

    R/R will take us to another middle east war... why? because they can, no other reason. Ah maybe they have stocks in companies that make war products.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
    • Caramon

      Seriously CoJo? You believe that Romney and Ryan will get us into another war based on what? If you cannot provide specifics then why make the statement?

      August 24, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
      • v_mag

        Romney said as much when he went to Israel. He's said many times that he would consider military action against Iran. He's also sabre-rattled at Russia. And all this from a draft-dodging weenie with 5 strong sons who have better things to do than serve their country. (And yes, I am a Vietnam era Army veteran.)

        August 24, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
      • Caramon

        Vmag, you do know that Obama has also considered military action against Iran. In addition Russia supports Hassan in Syria which is a growing problem for the current administration. Even though Russia has supplied weapons to Hassan, Obama stated that Russia was, well, on board.

        August 24, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
      • rr

        you have been making statements on here all day that have no basis in fact. The only stat I have sen on here from a rebub is reagan winning in a land slide.

        August 25, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
  17. CoJo

    1st Romney criticizes Obama on the comment about business doing well, then he himself says close to the same thing.
    2nd Now Romney has joined the birther party.
    3rd now R/R have amended their health care plan. What, the original wasn't correct? Question on the voucher: does this mean you no longer have to look for a doctor that will except medicare? They can charge what they want? Cost increase here we come. The voucher is to help pay for private health insurance. As we all know the premiums for reasonable insurance is high. Also insurances WILL NOT cover pre-existing conditions... therefore the vouchers are useless... especially for the elderly that usually have pre-existing conditions.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm |
  18. Pander Bear

    Once again, these two billionaires will do anything to discredit the President so they can get a huge tax break. If the mission had failed, the right wing would be reminding us of it every day. But because he made a brave call, they need to diminish it. Disgusting.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
    • Howard

      You don't have to be a Billionaire to make obama look bad ... he does that all by himself, on a regular basis.

      August 24, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
    • paige

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      August 27, 2012 at 2:11 am |
  19. Ah...I See.

    Ah...I See.

    Steveo

    Ah I se,

    So you actually think that there is NO one who voted for Obama in 2008 that will not in 2012? No sure person exists?

    --–

    Im saying the opposite. I'm saying there MUST be people with buyer's remorse...and so it's weight should be lessened since one can find that in all things. Thus the steak metaphor. It's all opinion...and when you hunt for someone who has the same opinion as you, you're only hindered by your motivation and pocketbook of which the Koch's have more than enough.

    --------

    To quickly further this point, Jon Stewart had a piece about how the Obama campaign was hunting for very specific stories to highlight at the DNC Convention. This particular piece was about finding a soldier who served overseas and was either saved by a gay man, or was gay himself and saved by another gay soldier.

    My point is, you can find anyone, with any opinion, if you hunt long and hard enough. So a handful of guys saying they're dissapointed in Obama should be very easy.

    August 24, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
    • Nitro

      especially if you go to the deep south you will find theese people that just dont like him because hes black.

      August 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
      • Howard

        ... and, then there's 98% of the black people in America, who vote for obama only because he IS BLACK !!!

        August 24, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
      • DarqueSide

        Howard- 98% of RICH people will vote for Romney because he's rich. 98% of Mormons will vote for him because he's Mormon. What's your point?! That people don't usually vote for people 'like them' and that they can 'relate to'?

        Pardon me, but your ignorance is showing.

        August 24, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
      • david

        how much more disrespect can you show to black americans than that! are you back to world war 2 when white thought blacks were not smart enough to fly a plain. are you saying that black americans can't think on their own! do you think that the black americans in your party are democrat spys. i think howard you are a bad user of racist code and it shows!

        August 25, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
      • Howard

        @ DarqueSide ... If 98% of white people voted for McCain in 2008 ... Obama would still be voting present in the Senate ... and, if 98% of white people vote for Romney in November ... Romney would win by a landslide !!!

        August 26, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
      • Howard

        David ... telling the truth is NOT being a racist. You obama stooges have called everybody who disagrees with you, or who opposes Obams's failed policies ... RACIST. The truth is ... Black people CAN be racists. In fact, Jeremiah Wright, along with all his followers, including the Obama's, who attended Wright's church, for TWENTY YEARS, were RACIST. While attending this racist church, for TWENTY YEARS, they swore alligence to the "Black Values" policy, which demanded giving preference in all matters, to blacks, over other races. This is the racist, you obama stooges have elected President ... and this is the racist you obama stooges are trying to reelect.

        August 27, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
  20. BLKMANnAmerica

    Guess their attempt is being uplifted by the American media................what a farce!

    August 24, 2012 at 5:18 pm |
  21. Leftcoastrocky

    Youtube needs a new policy IMMEDIATELY.

    August 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm |
    • Howard

      Yeah ... you probably want to revoke the first amendment ... and, only permit controlled speech, which agrees with your point of view ... ala Hugo Chavez ...Hitler ... Stalin ... Mao ... and, all the other despots and dictators throughout history.

      August 24, 2012 at 7:19 pm |
  22. steven harnack

    As usual with any product, you have to read the small print. The small print on the Americans For Prosperity product reads (for the Koch brothers)

    August 24, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
    • Howard

      The BIG PRINT ... which small minded obama stooges can't seem to understand ... says ... obama's supporters consist of
      occupiers ... sexual deviants ... illegals ... free loaders ... union cheats ... anarchists ... communists ... and, all the other dregs of society, riding on the backs of hard working Americans !!!

      August 24, 2012 at 7:22 pm |
  23. B.

    Racism keeps raising its ugly head in this country perpetuated by the mindless right wing Republican Goons!

    August 24, 2012 at 6:34 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      Add your name to the list.

      August 24, 2012 at 7:15 pm |
  24. Nojobama

    Why can't people just admit I killed bin laden? I mean, I kill innocent citizens and journalists with my drones all the time, nobody ever doubts this!

    August 24, 2012 at 7:06 pm |
    • david

      thats funny not the deaths that happened your BS comment! your fishing around to see if you mud sticks! get ready here it comes ! do you think that George Bush jr's shock and awe attack on iraq did not kill civilians? do you really think democrats can't get mad and don't know how to have a mud fight? get used to it because we democrats are tired of trying to reason with the bat crap crazy right wingnuts its old news now! so next time you throw BS remenber to duck right after you throw!

      August 25, 2012 at 8:31 pm |
  25. Frank Marshall Davis

    Killing is Bin Laden was good but voters want to know what's going to happen to the economy and all Obama can seem to say is we need to spend even more money that we don't have. Taxing the rich may make lefties feel good but it won't even dent the debt and you know Obama will want to spend it anyway on some other utopian program. 2016 came in #3 this weekend, the more people see that, the more Obama is doomed to lose.

    August 25, 2012 at 8:38 am |
    • rr

      With that being said Frank 1 where were you when Bush was charging two wars on a credit card and 2 if Bush was doing as I said re the two wars, would it not be rational to beleive that a majority of this debt is collateral? Just sayin'

      August 25, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
    • DEd

      So you don't think it's a good idea to go back to the tax rates when Clinton was in office? We already know the outcome with trickle down money from the people buying your vote.

      August 25, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
  26. JOE

    Getting Bin Laden in that situation was a no brainer. I'm wondering what took Obama so long to make the call??? Romney/Ryan 2012

    August 25, 2012 at 8:59 am |
  27. Frank Marshall Davis

    This morning Obama finally released his special beer recipe, it contains dog and chicken, but only the left wings.

    August 25, 2012 at 9:14 am |
    • rr

      f idiot

      August 25, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
  28. Confused

    I find it funny that people want to not give credit to President Obama for getting Bin Laden. It happened under Obama's watch, didn't it? Or is that like the moon landing? It is a fact that Bush gave up on finding him, but he is now dead, and so are many of his operatives.

    It seems to me that the Republican supporters have run out of facts and have resorted to blatantly making things up (i.e. the removal of the welfare work requirement, which is a lie, and the stripping of 700 billion from medicare that the Romney camp will do the exact same thing, but not replace it with anything). The Republicans seem to think the electorate is a bunch of gullible idiots that will believe anything, and maybe we are. But I'd advise everyone to research and find out the facts, and not believe these talking points. Make sure you're not voting against your own best interest.

    August 25, 2012 at 11:06 am |
  29. B.

    The Republicans would have preferred Obama land on a carrier and claim MISSION ACCOMPLISHED like their hero, the moron Bush.

    Obama actually DID what he said he would and Bush told the World that he didn’t really care anymore where Bin Laden was!

    Republicans have shown what they are made of, Just Racist HATE and nothing more between their ears..

    August 25, 2012 at 11:24 am |
    • Lizzie

      Why don't you blame the NAVY for putting up the sign, unless PRESIDENT Bush had it in his pocket.
      Your post shows you have NO respect for the OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, but neither has the current occupant of the WH.

      August 25, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
      • Joe Blow

        "According to John Dickerson of Time magazine, the White House later conceded that they actually hung the banner.."

        When confronted with the truth, the Bush white house admitted that they put up the banner, reversing earlier lies.

        Truth bother you?

        August 25, 2012 at 9:12 pm |
  30. Lookwhoistalking

    You people are a waste and your opinions are flawed. Stand Romney up next to The President and Romney will pail in comparison on all fronts according to true core value. This is more of a fact then opinion based on true character or lack there of Mitt Romney. Hate the president all you want but tell the absolute truth about Romney. He is not the one to move this country forward. Period. And that's a fact.

    August 25, 2012 at 11:39 am |
  31. ContrayMerry

    Nothing the GOP does, no matter the amount of money they spend, will convince anyone that isn't a Republican already, that the seals with the intelligent decision making of the president freed the world of the master mind of 911. Why can't you just be grateful for that?

    August 25, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  32. Kenjtamura

    I'm personally pleased with most of President Obama's accomplishments. He got a lot of meaningful legislation passed in his first two years before democrats lost the house. You can see it for yourself if you go and check the "Presidency of Barack Obama" wiki page which shows all the major legislation that he's signed into law. And what's most amazing is that he passed them in a congress where democrats only had the super majority needed to break the fillibuster for 24 days between 2009 and 2010.

    August 25, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  33. FlotsamJetsam

    The republicans claim Obama's administration leaked details of the bin Laden raid and yet it was none other than Fox News (voice of the Repugs) that released the name and town of one of Seal Team Six. How repugnant is that thought, that they would stoop so low as to threaten this soldier's life. All these other bogus attacks on the raid by disgruntled Seal groups are shameful.

    There will be republican trolls that will post about the economy, but there are two indisputable facts about the 2008 Financial Crises. First we had been in two wars without any plan for how we were going to pay for them, not to mention that Bush lied to the American people about the premise of the Iraq war which cost us Billions $$. Second the Housing crises was caused by speculative banks lending money to people they should not have.

    On the first item, the Romney foreign policy is a shambles, features the likes of John Bolton and seems to be itching for us to go to war next with Iran. On the second item Romney has stated he has no plans to prevent another banking crises like we had. "Unshackle the chains " was how he put it (picked up by Biden btw) and he will never do what is necessary to protect the American public. Things can get a lot worse with Romney's ideas on Foreign Policy and the Banks.

    August 25, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
  34. NPNG (No Pain, No Gain)

    I know everyone is angry about the poor economy, policies, and our inefective government. But we ALL are to blame. Americans, the VAST majority of us who are not rich, are far to busy trying to pay our bills, feed our families and keep our homes that we don't have time to participate in policy making, let alone pay any attention to the policies being created to keep us struggling, so we have even less time to participate in policy making. Add to that the continuing attack on education to keep the population ignorant and future generations unable to think for themselves, further undermining our country.

    And yet we haven't hit rock bottom yet. So long as the liberals keep bailing out our "sinking boat", and the conservatives refuse to patch the holes, we are fighting a losing battle. It is time to stop bailing, now while we still have some strength left to swim. Let the rich conservative Republicans captain the sinking boat and hope that it does not take them to long to figure out that this contry can not function without US, the workers who spend all our time, sevice and money here in the United States.

    We are sunk either way. Personaly, I hate the waiting. The sooner we hit rock bottom, the sooner we can start the trip back up.

    So, everyone, everywhere, vote Republican!

    August 25, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  35. DEd

    You do realize that key leaders in the Repub decided to obstruct and just say NO. The worse Repub Congress ever.

    August 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
  36. DEd

    Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, FOX News, and the Tea Party Repubs are destroying our country by inciting hatred. Now the party is allowing our country to be bought and sold by millionaires/billionaires.

    August 25, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
  37. 2020

    Offshore-in-chief Romney. Ship 100M American offershore, gay or straight. unemployment rate drops to ZERIO.

    He can get American jobs in India, China, o Tim-buc-tu, as taxi-driver, hotel maid, factory floor foot solider, ESL teachers... Good job! good job!

    August 25, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  38. 2020

    BY INJECTING RYAN TO GOP TICKET, THIS ELECTION HAS THEREFORE CHANGED FOCUS.

    A REFERRANDUM ON CONGRESS, RYAN BUDGET, SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDIC CARE

    August 25, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
    • david

      mittens has already showen us he is not smart enough to be president with his bad choice for VP. by the way mittens were is you tax returns it may be all the facts we will ever know about you! right after dinner tonight i was helping my wife clean up. there were some melon seeds on the counter and i tried picking them up out of the water. after a few atemps i started laughing and my wife ask why? i said the seed made me feel like a newsman trying get an answer to a question i put to mittens!

      August 25, 2012 at 8:41 pm |
  39. B.

    The Republicans would have thought it fine if Obama had landed on a carrier and announced to the World "Mission Accomplished" in his Superman suit as their half-wit Hero Bush did..

    Fools.

    August 25, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
  40. tee1227

    The tea bags don`t want to talk about this Bush-Era Tax Cuts Will Cost U.S. Nearly $1 Trillion Over Next Decade

    August 25, 2012 at 6:36 pm |
  41. trex

    ........."Legitamet RAPE"...................."Coming Civil WAR"...................."Corporations are PEOPLE"..................Transvaginal Probes..................ANTI Science...........Cut SSI.................End Medicare..............Hidden Tax Returns.............Stashing Cash in the Caymens............and MASSIVE TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH.......................this,....is today's gop..............

    August 25, 2012 at 8:07 pm |
  42. independent

    What underpins conservative psychotic behavior is the need to wash blood off there hands and money.

    August 25, 2012 at 11:14 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      You should really just change your posting name to lefty, you're about as much of an independent as Howard Dean.

      August 26, 2012 at 3:53 am |
      • DEcember 2012

        YOU SHOULD CHANGE YOURS TO DUMBA-SS

        August 26, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
  43. clarke

    Well I am sure not voting for R & R.

    August 26, 2012 at 10:12 am |
  44. DEcember 2012

    THE CONSERVATIVE GROUP WILL PORTRAY OSAMA BIN LADEN AS A MARTYR AND THAT AL QAEDA IS ACTUALLY PRETTY COOL. ANYTHING TO MAKE OBAMA LOOK BAD.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    August 26, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
  45. Michael

    The new Republican / Tea Party where the Bullies,Bigots and Birthers go to seek their own kind. Allso home to the
    American Taliban.

    August 26, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  46. wordist45

    KOCHTOMANIA
    Greed is like a gambling habit,
    the adrenaline from a dose of "success"
    creates desire for another and another
    in a destructive self-propelled spiral, like
    the So-called Subprime Mortgage Crisis.
    How many crises does it take

    to prove regulatory controls
    protect capitalism?
    Every time they've been removed,
    we spiral out of control,
    And the register rings
    for the One Percent.

    Reagan deregulated the S&Ls
    causing the S&L Crisis.
    Bush deregulated energy
    causing the energy crisis.
    Bush/Clinton deregulated the banks
    causing the Great Recession.

    The Neo-Birch Tea Party wants
    even LESS regulation. Are they mad? No,
    just narcissistically greedy.
    With credit default swaps and short-selling
    the One Percent profits from crises.
    And “Entitlements” just get in the way.

    Get it? We’re their yo-yos.
    If you do, get angry,
    enough to do something about it.
    If you think the last crisis was bad
    wait 'til the Rand-wrong GOP
    returns to the White House.

    Randism’s a communist cancer
    conceived in Crimea.
    You don’t have to be a
    genius to get this, just
    brain dead
    not to.

    August 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
  47. Farewell Mittens

    The name of this trough should be:

    Americans for Rich People's Prosperity

    August 26, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
  48. Rick

    It is amazing that the party that has said NO for 3 1/2 years are now ready to save this nation. How so, how can they suddenly become the brillant job makers and fixer of the economy. Where did they get the suddenly intelligent to turn this nation around. People and voters, the Republicans are frigging Liars. They are using the old Bush administrations people, and K Rowe to make them look good. Romney will be the same as G Bush, same old games that Bush played on the people. The worst for job lost and the economy. Vote smart in Oct/Nov. if your allowed to vote, since Republicans are taking away the voting rights of the people. Just this one move to take away voting rights, shows what the Republicans would do to the people.

    August 26, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
    • paige

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      August 27, 2012 at 2:21 am |
  49. drake mallard

    From Draft Dodging to War Mongering Mitt Romney is George W. Bush

    Mitt Romney was in favor of the war in Vietnam, but was too chicken
    to fight in it. He had his little pro war sign, and was happy to
    see other people be sent and get killed, but wouldn't go himself

    during the past 10 years NOT EVEN ONE of these 5 Romney son’s (all who were of military service age) served their nation during that time frame. No, not even one

    Mitt Romney Says He Could Wage War on Iran Without Congress' Approval

    Will any of Mitt's 5 sons be involved in this future "war"?

    August 26, 2012 at 6:17 pm |
  50. sara

    Reading Who sponsored them make me know it had to be America's Talibans and Bin Laden worshipers. Damn, didn't Bush and Cheney say that Bin Laden was responsible for the slaughter of 3,000 + Americans on our homeland. So why are the Republicans so angry about him being KILLED?

    Forward 2012

    August 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm |
    • DoTheResearch

      Where does this stuff come from? Republicans are NOT upset about OBL being killed, PEOPLE are upset about the details being leaked, putting our soldiers at risk of harm.

      I guess you can't use food stamps to Pay Attention.

      August 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  51. Ob@ma2012

    We should make adds also, featuring us, ex-republicans who are now voting for OBAMA!

    August 26, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
  52. 2020

    People change minds everyday, for numerous reasons.

    If these people have lost medical insurance, a GM auto work, a bank, work for AIA, they should be static, jump overjoy. If it would have been Romney, GM would have died, bank and AIA would have folded, and medical insurance, a mandatory individual mandate would have been imposed.

    Tick your pick. This election now turn into a referendum of THE DO NOTHING CONGRESS, thanks to Ryan.

    August 26, 2012 at 9:05 pm |
  53. david

    You stupid Rep******n, no more WAR for Oil

    August 26, 2012 at 9:56 pm |
  54. MAC

    The Presidents announcement that Bin Laden was killed was great, it is the leaks of classified material after that to get the President re-elected that is the problem by putting future operations in danger. If the Joint Chief of Staff does not see that he does not deserve to lead our military and was picked only because of political correctness not his warrior ability.

    August 27, 2012 at 2:02 am |
  55. Phil Thomas

    You idiots this isn't a football game, stop picking sides and vote based on policy. If you make less thank 250k you have no business voting for Romney. The RNC ties Heath care to Obama and you loons hate it even though it's better than what we have in place. Your kids are covered until 26, no prexisting conditions, no more crazy red tape. Romney is hinting towards taking out the home owner tax exemption middle class people need to give his cronies a tax cut. Look people this ele tion really holds the future of this country on its hands. Dislike Obama all you like but for 99 percent of Americans he's the best you will get. When you get in that booth don't let hatred for a man you never met, talked to etc. get in the way of what is solid policy for America. I hope these fox news trolls don't brain wash you

    August 27, 2012 at 4:09 am |
    • Kool-Aid Police

      Some of us vote based on the fiscal solvency of the nation, not on freebies and govt benefits. We spend far more than we take in, it can't go on indefinitely. You truly think Obama cares about fixing it? You've obviously been bought and paid for.

      August 27, 2012 at 8:15 am |
  56. Phil Thomas

    What has the RNC done outside of celebrate bad number, if Obama took over any company in the shape the country was on he would be considered a savior. Any company, we were losing 400k jobs, no auto industry, no housing market, no financial sector. To creating 4 million jobs. Get real, the RNC would be an obstructionist board worthy of getting voted out. All of the clowns cantor, boehner, VP lackey for Romney they all were around to direct this country into a ditch and now they want to obstruct and hope your stupid. Come on America prove them wrong

    August 27, 2012 at 4:14 am |
    • Kool-Aid Police

      Obama would have been fired long ago, remember those promises about unemployment, the deficit and shovel ready jobs? He was 100% wrong on all of it. He did perfrom some magic though, he made 1 trillion disappear right before our eyes, and you lapped it up like a farm animal at a trough.

      August 27, 2012 at 7:09 am |
  57. Jake

    Romney may get to the white but not with my vote. Why would anyone vote for ending medicare and social security?

    I have work my tail end off for 44 years now the conservatives want to cheat me out of the benefits that I paid for all my workiing life. I want the government to live up to the promises they made my generation. The truth is I would not vote for Romney or Ryan for county dog catcher.

    August 27, 2012 at 5:59 am |
    • Kool-Aid Police

      When did they say they'd end it?

      August 27, 2012 at 8:12 am |
      • FLIndependent

        See, it's people like you that should stay away from the voting booth as you are clearly misinformed. How soon we forget that Bush tried to privatize Social Security and, yes, the R&R team want to do the same also with Medicare – privatize with vouchers. Privatization of all gov't programs is their ultimate goal. There will be NO more MEDICARE OR SOCIAL SECURITY...our health coverage will be by private insurance companies and our social security will be tied to Wall Street. If Bush had succeeded in privatizing SS (Ryan was pushing it then), when the market plummetted in 2008 think how many people would have lost out. That is NOT security!!!

        August 27, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
    • DoTheResearch

      You sound like a party line puppet, research and find out for your self what is in the Romney plan, don't just sit and watch the main stream media.

      August 27, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
  58. encie

    what frightens me most about mr romney is who he is surrounding himself with. he has dick cheney who you might as well say pushed mr. bush into the wars we are in today. karl rove who masterminded eveything mr.bush did politically. and others from the former bush administration that led us down the disasterous road we have gone down. our country is slowly coming back to full strength and it would be a shame to make the same mistake twice. fool me once shame on you. fool me twice shame on me.

    August 27, 2012 at 10:44 am |
  59. Judy

    I still can't find one repo that will explaine why mitts money is overseas and why he wont show us his tax returnes? Been asking for a month now. They change the subject or complaine about the president. Oh and how about paulie not taking stimulas but then taking stimulas but saying he didn't then saying an aid did. IF they cant answer simple questions and be honest how can these two run the country. ?????? Forward 2012

    August 27, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  60. Steveo

    IF they cant answer simple questions and be honest how can these two run the country
    -----
    Here are a few SIMPLE questions for you:
    Sir, Did you promise Hope and Change?
    Sir, Did you promise transparency?
    Sir, Did you promise a new tone in DC?
    Sir, Did you promise to halve the deficit?
    Sir, Did you promise the unemployement would not exceed 8% when your stimulous passed?
    Sir, Did you promise to improve the economy or be a one-termer?
    Sir, Where is the evidence you kept any of these promises?

    IF they cant answer simple questions and be honest how can these two run the country (for a second term). ??????

    August 27, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
    • Boo

      EVERYTHING Obama tried to do was blocked by those cretins in the House. The money grubbing freaks on the right made their primary goal that Obama should serve one term. They are TREASONOUS. They put their own power over the American people.....BUT APPARENTLY YOU ARE TOO BLIND TO SEE THE FOREST FOR THE TREES.

      August 27, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
      • Steveo

        Who blocked him from delivering on TRANSPARENCY? He didn't not need Congress for that!
        How do you halve the deficit when a deficit halving BUDGET was never submitted. Not the fault of the right!
        Who blocked him from setting a new tone? Not the right!

        We were told pass the stimulous and unemployement would not exceed 8%. Congress passed the stimulous! Unemployment is now 8.3%
        Oh I see the forest AND the trees Boo! I am not quite sure what YOU are looking at!

        August 27, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
      • DoTheResearch

        I can see the forest also, Obummer spent the first 2 years in office pushing his own agenda, not worrying about unemployment or the economy. That is why the republicans were able to take the house in 2010, and don't forget that 7 of the 10 wealthiest members of congress are Democrats.

        Maybe if you could use food stamps to Pay Attention, you could see the forest.

        August 27, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
      • FLIndependent

        Repubs are very narrow minded and don't have the critical thinking skills to see the forest through the trees. They live for today and don't think about the future. President Obama is trying very hard to rebuild this country and create a strong foundation for our future and our children's future. He has two young daughters that he is concerned for. But, this takes a lot of time and effort and also a team to work with which he has not been given. Frankly, besides the obstructionist Congress, those that voted for him in '08 and did not vote in 2010 to keep the extremists out are also to blame. President Obama's rally in '08 was "Yes WE Can", not "Yes I Can", so I believe many of us have failed him and need to try to rectify that in November by electing Dem across the board.

        August 27, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
      • Steveo

        Repubs are very narrow minded and don't have the critical thinking skills to see the forest through the trees
        ----------
        Too funny coming from someone from a group that has been PROVEN to be less generous with their OWN money! You would just rather be generous with someone else's money! Nice!

        August 27, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  61. rudyG

    Obama passed every single major piece of legislation he wanted his first two years in office!!! Enough with the excuses!!!
    And now, as if to finish his term with a bang, he's going out of his way to do EXACTLY what he promised he would end in Washington – nasty politics. And don't give me the "Repubs didn't play nice" bit. The opposite party NEVER plays nice. He PROMISED what he couldn't deliver.

    August 27, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
  62. Harvey

    The next big Republican idea if Romney gets elected? Anyone who receives public assistance will not be eligible to vote. But this posting is about the phony images that Americans for Prosperity wants to put out. So put up something that's really true: put up an image of Romney's birth certificate showing his daddy was born in Mexico, then ask the question why was he allowed to run for President as the video shows him campaigning with Mittens in the background. That should get the birthers going. The Romney Family, the people who keep getting away with everything.

    August 27, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
  63. John the Historian

    When does Willard go to his planet of kolob ? Can someone help me find the Garden of Eden in Missouri !!! Why does the mormon faith not display the gold tablets of Joseph Smith ? When the planet of kolob's sun goes supernova how do the mormons get off the planet ? Why are mormon temples closed to the public ? How many wives did Jesus Christ have according to the mormon faith ? Why do mormons not have statues to the wives of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young ? Does Warren Jeffs get struck of the mormon list of names ? The rebaptized holocaust victims do they ever go off the list of mormons ? Which planet do non-mormons go to ? Did Joseph Smith's nephew who voted against getting rid of polygamy in 1890 ever get rid of all his wives ? Did Brigham Young's 19th wife get her name wriiten of the list of mormons ? Why are there no mormons in Israel but there are Christians ? Did the polygamist ancestors of mormons also go to kolob along with all their wives ?

    August 27, 2012 at 2:28 pm |
    • Steveo

      My turn..
      Why did a "Christian" vote against medical care for babies that survived an abortion attempt. Why did a "Christian" suddenly evolve to support same sex marriage? Why does a "christian" believe it is OK that his own daughter kill his own grandchild, if the daughter "makes a mistake?

      August 27, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
    • Steveo

      Steveo

      My turn..
      Why did a "Christian" vote against medical care for babies that survived an abortion attempt. Why did a "Christian" suddenly evolve to support same s-e-x marriage? Why does a "christian" believe it is OK that his own daughter kill his own grandchild, if the daughter "makes a mistake?

      Are we voting for a pastor now?

      August 27, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  64. quisno

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    August 27, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
  65. Benjamin Zhao

    Somehow I know how the power on different side lined up these days. My warning to certain conservative supported human power: Don't think yourself having rights over others only because you are wearing a mask as Jesus Christ warrior. I know you knew yourself no better than any of other fighters who has been involved into political power struggle. A mask of Jesus Christ won't help much for a bully dirty fighter, mark my words.

    August 27, 2012 at 3:49 pm |
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