Obama explains 'Romney-ball' at rally in Ohio
September 3rd, 2012
02:48 PM ET

Obama explains 'Romney-ball' at rally in Ohio

Toledo, OH (CNN) – President Obama spent Labor Day rallying autoworkers at a high school here, and just days after the start of college football season, he used football to push back against his republican opponent.

“After the convention Governor Romney came here to Ohio and he said he’s going to be the coach that leads America to a winning season,” Obama said. “The problem is everybody’s already seen his economic playbook. We know what’s in it.”

The president then took the cheering crowd of more than 3,000 people through four downs of Romney-ball. On “first down,” Obama said Romney would raise taxes on the average family by nearly $2,000.

“Sounds like unnecessary roughness to me,” the president said. “On second down he calls an audible and undoes reforms that are there to prevent another financial crisis and bank bailout.”

On third down, Romney calls for a “hail Mary, ending Medicare as we know it by giving seniors a voucher,” the president said.

“There’s a flag on the play, loss of up to an additional $6,400 a year for the same benefits you get now,” he continued. “That’s their playbook. That’s their economic plan. And I’ve got one piece of advice for you about the Romney-Ryan game plan Ohio, punt it away. It won’t work. It won’t win the game. You don’t need that coach. That’s a losing season.”

The long football analogy was a response to Romney’s call on Saturday for a “new coach,” to handle the struggling job market. Jobs are slightly easier to find in Ohio than in the rest of the country, and Obama said this has made it harder for Republicans at last week's convention to find a consistent message against his reelection.

“While they were busy telling folks how bad everything is, your governor, John Kasich…stood up there and told everybody that Ohio is now number one in the Midwest in job creation, fourth best in America,” the president said. “Which got folks kind of confused because if it’s all Obama’s fault and nothing’s going right, what’s going on in Ohio? Now I guess the theory was it’s all the governor’s doing. But I think we need to refresh his memory.”

One out of every eight jobs in Ohio is connected to the auto industry, and the president didn't miss the opportunity to remind the crowd that it was his administration that helped rescue that industry when it was struggling.


Topics: 2012 Election • Ohio • President Obama

soundoff (285 Responses)
  1. inathens

    President Obama – You've already coached a losing season. You've proven that you can't make the good judgment calls, so what do you know about coaching?

    September 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
    • S.positive

      Well, Well, Well, I guess you prefer your president Bush who was losing 700K jobs a month?

      September 3, 2012 at 3:29 pm |
      • rla

        Bush was terrible, Obama was worse and has produced a future that we v=can't pay for- CASE CLOSED

        September 3, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
      • inathens

        S-positive: Great – I'm glad Bush isn't in office any more. And I want Obama out too. Let's focus on the present, on the current election, on what the country needs now. It's not Obama.

        September 3, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
      • Howard

        WELL, WELL, WELL ... I'D PREFER MY DOG SLUGGO TO BE PRESIDENT OVER OBAMA ... AT LEAST SLUGGO ISN'T CORRUPT ... AND DISHONEST !!!

        September 3, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        YOU DOG IS ALSO JUST A DOG BUT PROBABLY HAS MORE PERSONALITY THAN MITT ROMNEY.

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

        September 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
      • Howard

        RIA ... IS THAT SHORT FOR DIARRHEA ???

        September 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm |
      • Howard

        RIA ... WHAT I MEANT TO SAY IS ... DIARRHEA IS WHAT OBAMA HAS TURNED OUR ECONOMY INTO !!!

        September 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        @ S. positive,

        http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000

        President Bush's unemployment numbers
        4.0 – 4.9 = 34 months
        5.0 – 5.9 = 49 months
        6.0 – 6.9 = 12 months
        7.0 – 7.9 = 1 month

        Obama's unemployment numbers
        7.9 – 7.9 = 1 months
        8.0 – 8.9 = 13 months
        9.0 – 9.9 = 27 months
        10.0 – 10.9 = 1 months

        Clearly President Bush has the better record.

        September 3, 2012 at 6:03 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        4.2 MILLION JOBS were crerated under Obama MORE THAN Bush created in 8 yrs. AND that doesn't count the jobs that Obama saved for people already working in the Auto Industry.

        September 3, 2012 at 8:15 pm |
      • TXboyd

        Should we replace Geitner with Sweedens finance minister?

        When Europe’s finance ministers meet for a group photo, it’s easy to spot the rebel — Anders Borg has a ponytail and earring. What actually marks him out, though, is how he responded to the crash. While most countries in Europe borrowed massively, Borg did not. Since becoming Sweden’s finance minister, his mission has been to pare back government. His ‘stimulus’ was a permanent tax cut. …Three years on, it’s pretty clear who was right. ‘Look at Spain, Portugal or the UK, whose governments were arguing for large temporary stimulus,’ he says. ‘Well, we can see that very little of the stimulus went to the economy. But they are stuck with the debt.’ Tax-cutting Sweden, by contrast, had the fastest growth in Europe last year, when it also celebrated the abolition of its deficit. …‘Everybody was told “stimulus, stimulus, stimulus”,’ he says — referring to the EU, IMF and the alphabet soup of agencies urging a global, debt-fuelled spending splurge. Borg, an economist, couldn’t work out how this would help. ‘It was surprising that Europe, given what we experienced in the 1970s and 80s with structural unemployment, believed that short-term Keynesianism could solve the problem.’ …He continued to cut taxes and cut welfare-spending to pay for it; he even cut property taxes for the rich to lure entrepreneurs back to Sweden. The last bit was the most unpopular, but for Borg, economic recovery starts with entrepreneurs. If cutting taxes for the rich encouraged risk-taking, then it had to be done. From Fraser Nelson of the UK based Spectator.

        September 3, 2012 at 8:45 pm |
      • oh no, really?

        Jay, get real dude, the global and national economy is not an up-to-the-minute byline of current events. Bush was losing jobs for the last 1 year of his tenure at an unprecedented level, ~400K-500K a month, and then some, and left this country in tatters. Your are logically tart(d)ed.

        September 3, 2012 at 9:06 pm |
      • Kyle

        Obama is not what this country needs. Romney is worse. Decision made.

        September 3, 2012 at 9:31 pm |
      • Jeff

        Notice how nobody says Romney is best for the country right now...instead they say they just don't want Obama. Who's the magical alternative that gets the job done then?

        September 3, 2012 at 10:03 pm |
      • Mike

        Obama created an estimated 4.2 million jobs. Stimulus package cost $830 billion. If we give the stimulus credit for all of the job creation (highly unlikely, since some new jobs would have been created anyway) that comes out to almost $200,000 per job – what an accomplishment!!

        September 3, 2012 at 10:59 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        The Auto Bailout, States receiving help, projects around the United States rebuilding infastructure such as roads, ALL of that came out of the stimulus as well. The stimulus is not totally spent. Lots of Republican Governors took the money for their states and POSED WITH LARGE CHECKS FOR THEIR CONSTITUENTS TO THINK THEY WERE HEROES. But, after getting the money bashed the stimulus as not working, JUST LIKE PAUL RYAN DID. Chris Christie took stimulus money that was meant to create jobs by replacing two hundred year old tunnels under the river from New Jersey to Manhattan. He wanted to look like a tax-cutter and took the money instead to balance his Transportation Fund Deficit that the voters had directed to be paid by a gasoline tax. Christie, takes every opportunity to say the stimulus didn't work, AND his citizens still have two run down bridges under the river to Manhattan and Christie is now facing the fact that New Jersey is FOURTH IN THE NATION IN UNEMPLOYMENT. Employment which would still be going to workers, contractors working on a new tunnel. WHAT DID YOUR STATE do with it's stimulus money?? You might be surprise to learn some disappointing facts that other budgets were padded and job creation was forgotten about.

        September 3, 2012 at 11:37 pm |
      • Johnny

        How is it that our economy was boming under Bush until the Democrats tookover Congress in 2006 and then things started going down hill?

        September 3, 2012 at 11:37 pm |
      • irish4222

        @JayinNC Interesting spin of the numbers. It's more accurate to look at a couple things: 1. number of jobs created and 2. budgets for a president start in October following election – you don't attribute jobs to one president if it's not his budget that is in place.

        So in Bush's 2 terms he holds a net loss of 1.8 million jobs (started strong with 2.7 million added in first term). Obama so far has added 3.3 million jobs. Clinton added 20! million jobs in 2 terms. If we could get back to those policies, that would be great.

        But realize things have to level off before they get better. You have to stop the bleeding before you can stitch something up. The bleeding's stopped. The recovery's just slower than I think everyone would like it to be.

        September 3, 2012 at 11:38 pm |
      • Durundal

        I love these 'discussions' just because it further exhibits what happens when you give simpletons facts which they have no idea how to use. Congratulations, with your lack of intelligence you can basically misuse them to say whatever you want to. Feel better about yourselves?

        September 4, 2012 at 8:11 am |
      • DMan

        Cynthia, has it ever occured to you that maybe, just maybe, those "created jobs" were simply keeping pace with the population growth of the U.S.? The percentage unemployment has remained virtually the same throughout Obama's presidency. Additionally, many Americans simply have stopped searching for jobs, and are no longer counted in the unemployment numbers produced by the government, making the actual number of people unemployed or underemployed much higher than the govermnent acknowleges. For all practical purposes, there is still a net loss of jobs in this country, and we are still very much in an economic downturn.

        September 4, 2012 at 11:00 am |
      • Jay in Canada

        @ Jay in NC:
        Your stats summary is misleading. Here is what it should show (from the same data source you provided: http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000):
        Bush: 2005: 5.3-4.9%
        2006: 4.7-4.4%
        2007: 4.6-5.0%
        2008: 5.0-7.3%
        Obama: 2009: 7.8-9.9%
        2010: 9.7-9.4%
        2011: 9.1-8.5%
        2012: 8.3%
        Under Obama, the rate is clearly DECREASING as time progresses. The peak rate of 10% in Oct 2009, is still run-off from the Bush era. Obama managed to stop the bleeding and has managed to steer the rate in the opposite direction.

        September 4, 2012 at 11:56 am |
      • Realist

        Yaaaawwwwn. Still using that tired old phrase? Tell me something, when will Obama finally take ownership of anything? When the "Dear Leader" has done nothing to help this country, I guess pointing fingers is the only page left in their play book.

        September 4, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
      • Nats

        I got to add that the only people that support Obama in Toledo are either Union Leadership or Medical College of Ohio dweebs. Go figure that one. Obama guts their institution with Obama and they blindly drool over him. I think the Maumee river has something toxic in it. Socialism doesn't work in India you guys. Wake up, don't try to redo the experiment over here.

        September 4, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
      • tim

        dems platform=ows.simple and true

        September 4, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
      • scariestdemocrat

        REMEMBER!  The Job losses under Bush. Not to mention, two wars, a crushed housing market and a financial crisis that was second only to the great depression – worse in some ways because the world economy is so connected – the whole thing almost came down but for President Obama's action.

        February 2008: -84,000 lost jobs
        March 2008: -95,000 lost jobs
        April 2008: -208,000 lost jobs
        May 2008: -190,000 lost jobs
        June 2008: -198,000 lost jobs
        July 2008: -210,000 lost jobs
        August 2008: -274,000 lost jobs
        September 2008: -432,000 lost jobs
        October 2008: -489,000 lost jobs
        November 2008: -803,000 lost jobs
        December 2008: -661,000 lost jobs
        January 2009: -818,000 lost jobs

        September 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
      • Howard

        JASON BIGGS THE DISGUSTING NEW FACE OF OBAMA'S FOLLOWERS.
        WHERE'S THE DEMOCRATIC OUTRAGE TOWARDS THOSE WHO DISRESPECT WOMEN ???

        September 4, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
      • Howard

        Obama and the Democratic party are so desperate ... they will say, or do anything to hold onto power. Obama, and his corrupt henchmen have ZERO credibility !!! Time to kick them out of the White House ... good bye, and good riddance !!!

        September 4, 2012 at 5:20 pm |
      • Howard

        Obama thinks all he has to do is trott out people with brown faces and Hispanic sir names, and it means the Hispanic people of America should vote for him. However, where was Obama for the first 3 1/2 years of his Presidency ... after promising to help the HIspanics in 2008 !!!

        September 4, 2012 at 8:52 pm |
      • jean2009

        Do you realize unemployment has been rising for a long time and is a long term problem? In 2001 when George W. Bush took office unemployment was at 6 million people, but by August 2003 that number had increased to 9 million, by September of 2007 it had increased another 2 million, and by January 2009 before President Obama took office it was at 12 million unemployed. In the first 9 months of President Obama's presidency (which is still under the Bush fiscal year budget which includes all of 2009) 3.9 million more jobs were lost. Unemployment peaked at 15.6 million in October of 2009. Since then the numbers have continually declined. Currently they stand at 12.5 million unemployed. This information is from the IPR corporation website which is an international planning & research company. (the article is by John B. Hagen)
        Stock market DOW on Jan. 20, 2001-10,587.60
        DOW on Jan. 20, 2009 -8,281.22
        DOW yesterday -13,306.64

        September 8, 2012 at 8:42 pm |
      • Mike

        What the hell are any of you talking about JOBS and BUSH for?

        BUSH DIDNT RUN ON A PLATFORM OF CREATING JOBS!!!

        OBAMA DID!!!

        NOW SHUSH UP AND GET REAL!!

        OBAMA IS A FAILURE! PERIOD!

        September 23, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
    • Mr.Keep'emHonest

      dude..ONE question.

      WHERE IS THE SURPLUS?

      September 3, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
      • Tom Yearwood

        Bush was given a huge surplus and dooming economy and pissed it all away, what a loser, he got us where were were, we're coming out of it. Just remeber 2008, the Bush buster

        September 4, 2012 at 11:54 am |
      • Jerutha

        Not sure...ask Bushie about that.

        September 4, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
      • Howard

        IS THIS THE BEST YOU OBAMA STOOGES CAN COME UP WITH ??? ... OBAMA HAS SQUANDERED NEARLY 6 TRILLION OF OUR DOLLARS ... UNEMPLOYMENT IS OVER 8% FOR OVER 40 MONTHS ... AND, CNN FOCUSES ON AN ERROR REGARDING RYAN'S MARATHON TIME ??? TYPICAL BIASED, PARTISAN REPORTING !!!

        September 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
      • Mike

        Bush was given a HUGE Surplus??? REALLY?? Why lie? He was given A surplus!! He wasnt given a HUGE surplus!!

        And Obama outspends Bush in Half the time with no where NEAR as much military action going on!! Where is this Chance he promised? Where is this Cutting our Debt down he promised? IF you say he couldnt straighten out Bush's mess in 4 years I am going to have to slap you with some reality that.... HE COULDNT DO IT IN 50 YEARS AS LONG AS HE KEEPS SPENDING MORE MONEY THEN BUSH DID YET WITHOUT THE WARS BUSH HAD!!!

        You see, the reality to meet Obamas Goals he promised is to SPEND LESS then Bush!! NOT MORE!!
        The reality to pay down the debt is to NOT SPEND MORE THEN WHAT CAUSES A DEBT IN THE FIRST PLACE!!!

        September 23, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
    • James AL

      Where were you four years ago when our country was in free-fall. Thank God for President Obame

      Obiden/Biden 2012

      September 3, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
      • sueb

        Apparently Romney's convenient lapses of memory are contagious; the whole GOP has them now!

        September 3, 2012 at 6:17 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        4 years ago the unemployment rate was 6.1%

        The truth is President Bush has a better recored on employment than Obama.

        Check out the real numbers at...

        http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNS14000000

        September 3, 2012 at 6:22 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        JAY, ARE YOU SERIOUS? THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION LEFT US WITH A RECESSION AND DOUBLE DIGIT UNEMPLOYMENT. YOU CAN BET YOUR 401K WE ARE BETTER OFF NOW THAN WE WERE THEN.

        September 3, 2012 at 7:35 pm |
      • TXboyd

        I am tired of the excuses. If Obama is not capable of fixing the mess Bush left us after three years of golf and scouting vacation spots for Michelle and the kids, then it is time to give someone else a chance.

        We can't afford to give Obama anymore time, he hasn't done the job we hired him to do and he needs to go. In two years if the Republicans turn out to be as big a liars as Obama was then we need to start a third political party that will be responsible to the people, reduce government spending, balance the budget and create economic growth.

        September 3, 2012 at 8:49 pm |
      • Mike

        December 2012 – Housing implosion caused the recession- enough with the Dem's tag lines

        September 3, 2012 at 10:49 pm |
      • mbrane

        @Jay in NC: Looks like you were under a rock last 4 years and missed all the news of 'deregulated wall street' screwing up our economy.

        September 4, 2012 at 2:49 am |
      • DEcember 2012

        WHAT IS YOUR POINT? WAS THERE A RECESSION OR NOT?

        September 4, 2012 at 9:57 am |
      • Howard

        THE OBAMA'S ARE DESPERATE ... AND, WILL SAY, OR DO ANYTHING TO HOLD ONTO POWER ... THEY ARE EVEN TRYING TO DENY NUMEROUS STATEMENTS THEY HAVE MADE ON VIDEO TAPE ... IT'S TIME TO SAVE AMERICA, BY DUMPING OBAMA, AND ELECTING ROMNEY AND RYAN !!!

        September 4, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
      • Mike

        My point was that the recession was the fault of both political parties propping up the housing market. All we know for sure is that the Obama policy have not lead to a recovery.

        September 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
      • Mike

        You people who keep saying we are better off now then we were 4 years ago are INSANE And believing Obamas SMILING DNC LIES!!

        How the hell you can believe Obamas lies at the DNC and actually repeat those lies as if they are the truth shows clearly that you are trying to do anything in your power to ruin this country.

        OBAMA DOES NOT LIKE THE USA!! JUST READ HIS BOOK!!!
        Could you people please stop being anti American or get out of this country?? Please? I would like to live in America!!
        NOT The USof ISLAM!

        September 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
    • Leroy

      Having Clint Eastwood replace Sarah Palin at the GOP convention was a good call....don't you think?

      September 3, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
      • S.positive

        Well what do you think from a party that has nothing to offer to America other than two unpaid wars, a huge deficit which they now want to stick to the current president, a lazy congress, Palin, lies and more lies, then Eastwood and the empty chair. I still like Eastwood but after watching John Stewart's show, it became clear that these republicans see a different President Obama from the one everyone else see. The have an imaginery view while we are looking at the real thing hence the posting here...

        September 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
      • inathens

        S-pos. I'm glad John Stewart keeps you so well informed. Does Comedy Central guide all your deep thinking in life?

        September 3, 2012 at 5:37 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        ACTUALLY THEY WERE THINKING OF USING A REAGAN HOLOGRAM BUT WERE AFRAID IT WILL OVERSHADOW MITT ROMNEY. OOPS.

        September 3, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
      • sueb

        Having anyone replace Palin is a good idea.

        September 3, 2012 at 6:18 pm |
      • Samuel

        Unemployment was at 7.9 % in Jan 2009. The major different is the freeze to Government hiring. And this is what everyone wants ! To stop Government spending. If you unfroze the Gov hiring, hired more teachers, and at approved road building ! Then the unemployment would be at 6.9% But more jobs have been created under this POUS then Bush. But his unemployment figures are higher then when he took office. From 7.9% to 8.3 %. I more jobs have been created in the private sector. Nw if R/R have thier way they will give the Gov jobs that are currently frozen to Private sector and the government pay them....at an over cost. Just an outsourcing of the Federal jobs. And then unemployment would fall.

        September 4, 2012 at 7:00 am |
      • virgild,andrea

        clint made a fool of himself

        September 4, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
    • Howard

      I'll tell you what Obama knows about coaching ... He knows how to lie ... he knows how to cheat ... he knows how to steal.

      September 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
      • S.positive

        There you go, Leroy, Howard just woke up and proved my point. IMAGINARY like Eastwoods empty chair...

        September 3, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
      • S.positive

        Howard, this is not an excuse but a FACT. Your president bush and your party destroyed this country in 2008 and we will make sure your crowd is never near the WH for a while. Americans, at least the objective ones are not stupid. You can drink your kool aid but romey/ryan will always be a losing ticket. God knows we don't need this Voodoo economics this time. Tried it for 8 years under you president bush and your party...

        September 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
      • Lizzie

        S.positive, tell me again WHO had the majority in the house and senate for the last 2 years of Pres.Bushes term.

        September 3, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
      • TXboyd

        There are two things I know for certain that are imaginary. Harry Reids friend and Obama's economic recovery.

        September 3, 2012 at 8:51 pm |
      • mbrane

        Like showing his tax return for 12 years?

        September 4, 2012 at 2:50 am |
      • jcs

        Howard I think you're confused. You must have been watching the GOP convention. That's where you learn to lie and cheat. I'm glad I could clarify that for you.

        September 4, 2012 at 5:19 am |
      • virgild,andrea

        hisiioward ther's no body that lies like rayan and that person that has all his money over sea

        September 4, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
    • S.positive

      John Stewart has more truth in one show than your crowd can put out in a decade...You guys are just liars...Thats how we see you lot, liars...

      September 3, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
    • Jinx88

      @ Jay in NC – your facts are pretty but when Bush was elected America wasn't losing 700k jobs a month. Fact is that Bush created the least jobs as president then any other president. Bush had the luxury of riding the wave of job creation that Clinton produced, So like I said your fact is pretty but has now ground to stand on. Nice try though!!!

      September 3, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
    • Exxon25

      Getting us out of the worst recession since the great depression, saving the auto-industry, catching bin-ladin and passing much needed reform to our health care system - that's lombardi material to me!

      September 3, 2012 at 7:29 pm |
    • Christo

      he is calling the pro: Bubba. The guy gets a bj in the oval office and people still fawn over him. sad.

      September 3, 2012 at 8:14 pm |
    • Dan

      When half the team refuses to try to win for the country, how do you expect to have a winning season?

      September 3, 2012 at 8:38 pm |
    • Avalon78

      Russia dreaming that Obama will be again president , they need Marionette -Obama !

      September 3, 2012 at 9:23 pm |
    • zometimer

      Dont forget that under GW 4400 americans died in Iraq for nothing

      September 3, 2012 at 10:57 pm |
    • KenMasters

      Sometimes you change a coach too early, and things get worse. Just look at the Redskins, after they dumped Marty Schottenheimer. Make sure you are getting someone better, when you dump your coach.

      "Are you tired of Obama", shouldnt be the question. "Who has better policies and which will lead to a stronger USA, and a better life for the average citizen", should be the question. Look at their plans and goals, and make your informed decision. Dont blindly vote for a new president, just because you dont like the current one.

      I like McCain more than Obama. But that doesnt mean I will vote for Romney. Does Mitt Romney have America's best interests at heart, or is he looking out for number one, by avoiding his taxes and making it easier for him to pay less?

      September 4, 2012 at 1:00 am |
    • Nodack

      I didn't like tha plays Republicans called when their man Bush was in office. Killing hundreds of thousands of people thinking you could steal their oil in Iraq was Hitlerish. Republicans finding out a year later that it was all based on total fabrications and outright lies and not caring that he mass murdered hundreds of thousands in their names by re-electing him was unbelievable and disheartening as an American.

      Then he went on to double the debt, which no Republican cared about and destroyed the economy, which no Republican cared about until Obama took over the mess. Then they cared and it was all Obama's fault. The Iraq bill? Handed to Obama to pay. Helping to fix the economy they destroyed? Not a chance. They wanted to make Obama look bad so they intentionally sabatoged Obama at every turn sacrificing America so they could ask "Are you better off today?" hoping everybody will get amnesia.

      Not me.

      September 4, 2012 at 1:32 am |
      • Daniel, Viet Nam veteran

        Sabotage, disruption, impede, obstruction incapacitate, harm, interfere...all words to illustrate what the GOP has done in the name of making Obama a one term president. The cost? America!

        September 4, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
      • Suzee Quince

        Nodack, your statement pretty much sums it up, fair and square. Good job.

        The only part you missed was the recessions. Bush, 2008. Bush, 2001 (long before 9/11). Bush Sr., 1991 (remember, "It's the economy, stupid"?). Reagan's "Black Tuesday" in October, 1987 when the DOW lost 1/3 of it's value in one day, and Reagan's recession in 1981. Nixon's recessions in 1974 and 1971, and Eisenhower's recessions in 1959, 1956, and 1953.

        Does anyone else see a pattern here? GOP + WH = Recession

        How about this one: Kennedy/Johnson – 8 years of booming economy. Clinton – 8 years of booming economy. The only problem with booming economies is that the ultra-rich can't buy giant office buildings at massive discounts and quadruple their money in a few years if the economy is doing well. They LOOK FORWARD to recessions, and reward the GOP for creating them. All the damage doesn't matter to them.

        September 11, 2012 at 12:41 am |
    • rapidron

      inathens - MOR0N with no memory??? AH, you're a Republican I see.

      September 4, 2012 at 3:43 am |
    • The King

      29 straight months of job creation (4.5 million private sector jobs), 12 straight quarters of GDP growth. But, in the repub bizzarro world, this is failure, and reagan bush43 is success.
      Thanks for the inverse logic confirmation, but we already knew we were on the right path.

      September 4, 2012 at 9:22 am |
    • JanetMermaid

      Please turn off Faux Noise and get yourself up to speed on, you know... ACTUAL FACTS. Because you are truly lacking in them at the moment.

      September 4, 2012 at 9:43 am |
    • macbil

      And you prefer Bush who took a government surplus from Clinton and turned it into almost $11 trillion in debt. Or didn't pay for 2 wars (oh, we'll just hide those costs in the closet no one will notice), and increased government spending, etc.

      Herbert Hoover and George Bush were both presidents who spent most of their careers in business and look where we were at the end of each of their presidencies. Now Romney is trying to get us to buy the same logic. NOT BUYING IT!

      September 4, 2012 at 10:38 am |
    • the confused

      You've proven that you can't make the good judgment calls, so what do you know about coaching?"

      to just name a few, healthcare reform passed, OBL is dead, got us out of recession and recovering, saved the auto industry, got us out of Iraq...i mean, i can keep going but i'm sure you've got the idea on his 'good judgment' ...

      you guys think we won't do our research and take your word he? you sound like Mr. Romney, " i don't want to talk about my experience nor would like to show my tax – i'm good for it though so take my word' lol

      September 4, 2012 at 10:51 am |
    • Relax

      If a losing season includes stopping an economic depression from occuring, getting my college student health care till 26, deporting more illegal aliens than ANY president EVER period, putting more security on our borders than everbefore, Killing Osama Bin Laden, protecting medicare and allowing my father (92) to get generic drugs more easily to keep costs down, saving the auto industry, making 18B profit on one bank bailout so far and 10 billion on the auto bailout and returning that to out government coffers while growing the government only 1.4% which is less than ANY of the previous 4 presidents I think you cannot see a winner from a loser in the first place.

      September 4, 2012 at 11:25 am |
      • dmcanall

        THIS. ^

        September 4, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
    • Concerned

      @ Jay in NC

      Bush took the unemployment number from 4.0 to 7.9 in 8 years. And job loss did not stop on his exit. The next couple of months losses were linked to his policies. Under Obama, it has grown from 7.9 to 8.2 (that means just 0.3 percentage loss increase under his watch.) Need I remind you the auto industry bailout...1 in 8 jobs in Ohio was saved for that singular act. QED. Think Americans, Think! Obama-Biden 2012.

      September 4, 2012 at 11:40 am |
    • Concerned4Fla

      Yeah, that bin Laden thing was a terrible call. Is that what you're saying? Or maybe getting out of Iraq? Yeah–I wish we were still there. Or maybe saving the auto industry? Was that the bad call you're speaking of?

      September 4, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
    • Whoosh

      President Obama is a sight better than that lying azz Romney and his boy toy. Run tell that losers!!

      September 4, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
      • Nats

        Quit deluding yourself. Obama is no Ghandi. He is more Ghengis Khan.

        September 4, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
    • Howard

      OBAMA'S LIES HAVE LOST HIM ALL CREDIBILITY !!!!!
      OBAMA AND HIS CORRUPT, LYING, SUPPORTERS ARE SO D E S P E R A T E !!! ... THEY ARE EVEN LYING ABOUT STATEMENTS WHICH THEY MADE ON VIDEO TAPE ... THEY HAVE SUNK TO THE LEVEL OF BASELESS ACCUSATIONS AND CHARACTER ASSASSINATION ... THEY'RE REDUCED TO ARGUMENTS ABOUT WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN ... WHILE AMERICANS ARE EXPERIENCING FIRST HAND, THE RISING COST OF EVERYTHING !!!

      September 4, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
      • virgild,andrea

        oward your so stuipt ,you don't kown your alive

        September 4, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
    • truth

      Obama doesn't like this country, read his book...he has and international view......he doesn't believe in American EXCEPTIONALISM...he believes this country got ahead by taking advantage of the rest of the world and he wants to EVEN the playing field. An analogy would be; 2 boxers one trains and works real hard the other loafs and they fight .....it's not even close....so to even the playing field he ties the hands behind the back of hard working boxer .......his view is 'CRIMINALLY NAIVE"...let me tell you Mr. President when they do catch up they'll put it to us......wake up and smell the coffee...there are BAD people out there......

      September 4, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
    • Lahdee Dah

      If by "losing" you mean guaranteeing access to health insurance to persons with existing conditions and removing lifetime coverage caps; protecting young adults by allowing them to remain on their parents' health care plans; protecting the U.S. auto industry [and all of the industries/jobs that support it]; increasing border security & deportation of illegal immigrants; aggressive action against terrorism [Bin Laden is dead]; strengthening state government budgets with stimulus funds, etc.

      Let's keep up this losing.

      September 4, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
    • CA Liberal

      With Romney being the alternative there is really no choice. Obama or another train wreck.

      September 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm |
    • Russell

      We are better off now than we were before he got into office, so I don't see how you can say he coached a losing season. Doesn't make any sense.

      September 4, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
    • Nats

      I am from Toledo and I can attest to the fact that Obama is an empty chair. No employment up here. That's for sure.

      September 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
    • 2020

      Let the facts do the talking.

      4.8M jobs created in the past 28 months straight. compared to that of 700,000 jobs lost EACH AND EVERY last 6 months of Bush Administration. Banks roof all crashing down if you still have a memory.

      Are we better off today than 4 years ago?

      YOU BET YOUR LIFE, WE ARE BETTER OFF TODAY THAN NOVEMBER 2008.

      AND IT WILL BE FAR MORE BETTER FUTURE DOWN THE ROAD as President Obama protects the middle class.

      September 4, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
    • Howard

      Obama spent the entire weekend, prior to the Democratic convention, hammering Mitt Romney for staying in the past ... and, then on the first day of the convention, the Democrats spent most of the day showing OLD videos of Teddy Kennedy hammering Mitt Romney ... and, videos of Bill Clinton (our President TWENTY YEARS AGO) endorsing Obama ... Obama is the one who is stuck in the past ... another example of Obama HYPOCRISY !!! This desperate, pathetic loser will do, or say anything to hold onto power. Save America ... Dump Obama ... and Elect Romney & Ryan !!!

      September 4, 2012 at 8:48 pm |
  2. Frank Marshall Davis

    Poor analogy, if the country is the team and Obama is the coach then we lost the game $5trillion to nothing. He's going to have to lie better if he expects to persuade voters.

    September 3, 2012 at 3:17 pm |
    • S.positive

      Another one to remind that when your president Bush, went to TWO wars and sign the prescription bill, he left the tab for this current President to pick up. You can only delude yourself...

      September 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
      • Jimmy Escajeda

        Obama is not running against Bush. He's running against himself and proven turn around mastermind Mitt Romney!

        September 3, 2012 at 3:53 pm |
      • Frank Marshall Davis

        You're the deluded one, are you to trying to tell us the stimulus cost nothing? Are you trying to tell us Obama hasn't submitted budgets with $1trillion decifts every year? Obviously math is not a basic skill you comprehend. Wasn't it Obama that vowed to cut the deficit in half? Either answer these questions or go back to mom's basement and swill some more kool-aid you leftist fool.

        September 3, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
      • Jay in NC

        Afgan war.

        President Bush 7 years and 155 casualties.
        Obama 4 years and 1,954 casualties.

        http://icasualties.org/oef/

        President Obama has failed. It is time to bring the troops back home.

        September 3, 2012 at 6:14 pm |
      • sueb

        Obama added those unpaid for things to the budget, so obviously they go on his record.....it's so much more convenient for the republicans that way.

        September 3, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
      • michael76010`

        Yes we Know he keeps reminding us that he inherited this mess

        September 3, 2012 at 10:37 pm |
      • Nodack

        Obama is running against the Republicans. The put forth their candidate and America lives with it. bush was the last Republican President on record and he killed hundreds of thousands for no reason based on lies and fabrications. Republicans found out and didn't care about mass murder and re-elected Bush so he could double the debt and destroy the economy.

        That is what Obama is running against. Romney is just the next Republican in line. Until he is President for four years he has no record.

        If you want to run on Romneys record then he created Obamacare in Mass, but isn't aloud to talk about it.

        September 4, 2012 at 1:38 am |
      • lyad

        S.Positive, I agree with your points of view and granted, no President is perfect, there will be gains, there will be losses but the fact of the matter is, this country is better off today. Take into account the all out war effort on the GOP's part to mate President Obama a one-term president, accusing the Democrats of having a majority in both House and Senate from 2008-2010 while using the 'fillibuster' tactics to delay or block legislation ad-naseum, and there you have it. THe GOP is the party of NO unless if favor their agenda and the status- quo. Unfortunately many voters will go based upon their ignorance and, yes sports fans, racial biases. Many people in this country simply cannot stand to see a An African American first couple. That is the truth.

        September 4, 2012 at 8:57 am |
    • jdd010

      Pres. Obama doesn't need to lie like Romney and the Republicans who will lie, and hope that you forget that Bush caused the mess that Pres Obama fixed like the economy.

      September 3, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
      • Mike

        Running against Bush worked against McCain, you're going to need a new narrative against Romney. Obama wanted the job and failed, time to move on- Romney/Ryan 2012

        September 3, 2012 at 10:52 pm |
      • Cynthia L

        No, Mike, Sarah Palin worked against John McCain and the fact that he was a Republican was the anchor around his neck. John McCain avoided talking about the disaster the last Republican Administration left the country. He didn't want to remind us of Bush and neither do you. But, EVERYBODY DOES REMEMBER. And, it won't work in the Republicans favor for many-many years to come.

        September 4, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
      • virgild,andrea

        jay from n.c. your as stupit as the rest of the RED_NECKSin n.c.

        September 4, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
    • Mr.Keep'emHonest

      do you mean lie better then GOP/ Tea Party? in my view, he just needs to keep telling as it is and not making it up as you guys do, but hey..

      September 3, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
      • rosethornne

        You can't use reason and logic to speak to unreasonable irrational people.

        Democrats need to wake up and realize we are faced with opponents who will lie, cheat, steal, kill, and just plain make s#!t up in order to get their way.

        Stop expecting uncivilized troglodytes to behave the way you would, because they never will.

        September 4, 2012 at 3:08 am |
    • Orkino

      When Bush took office there was a 5 trillion surplus, when he left a 10 trillion debt. We already lost that game last decade 15 trillion to nothing, now you want to hire his offensive and defensive coach? We already know that losing team, they will never be hired.

      September 4, 2012 at 9:55 am |
    • Whoosh

      You can bet your bottom dollar that if Mist Romney is elected. Sh*t will take on another smell. The man is a liar, damn cheat, and out of touch with you poor people.

      September 4, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
    • Russell

      During the height of recovery from the great depression, we increased our debt to 120% GDP. That money is an investment. When the economy gets back on track, we'll balance the budget, and start reducing deficit. That's how it's always worked, and that's how it's going to work this time.

      September 4, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
  3. kola

    4 more years.
    21 straight month of job creation.
    Equal pay for equal work for all women
    End of dont ask dont tell
    GM # 1 AUTO industry in the world
    Tax cut to all middle class America
    Health Care for all Americans
    And yes the killing of # 1 enemy of the country – Osama bin ladin
    These are indisputable facts and record for 4 more years

    September 3, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
    • DMan

      As I repeated for Cynthia L. earlier, job creation is happening. Obama CAN claim that. However, it is job creation that is barely keeping up with the population growth of the United States. There is still a net loss of jobs from the beginning of the Great Recession and there are still millions of people without work, or without enough work. Obama ran on a platform of "Hope and Change". He has failed the American people, as has all politicians in the last four years. Neither option is the best, and I'm going with the team that is the least destructive for us. So yeah, I'm hoping for some major change this November; a change in the occupancy of the Oval Office.

      Good day, and enjoy the Kool-Aid.

      September 4, 2012 at 11:13 am |
    • Whisky Tango Foxtrot

      Job creation means nothing when you lose more jobs than you gain.
      Obama did not kill Osama Bin Laden
      Every place I have worked women were paid the same as male counterpart so is this really an issue or just an illusion?
      Who really cares about don't ask don't tell? that was a policy that was put in place by Clinton anyways
      GM # 1 AUTO industry in the world- well yeah give me a ton of taxpayers money and I can use it to make better cars that people will want to buy.
      Obama hasn't made any tax cuts to all middle class America yet still the ones Bush put in place.
      You are forced to buy healthcare or pay a fine (aka a "Tax") and at what cost?

      Government regulation hurts the economy pain and simple.

      Less government interference more jobs better america.

      September 4, 2012 at 11:37 am |
    • matt

      At what cost. some good ideas but the we cannot afford the expense. I cannot live beyond my household means and I expect that we Americans demand the same for those making bigger budget decisions. Raising taxes won't fill in the void in the budget deficit so we can't pay for all of the debt whether the policies are good or bad

      September 4, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
    • Nats

      Yes, as I go into my yoga meditative state all the anarchy around Obama seems to blissfully go away. Kick the India bad habits-guys.

      September 4, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
  4. Phil Thomas

    Obama didn't coach a losing season, he took over the Colts if you want to make a coaching analogly. 400-700k jobs losses a month, auto industry, two wars, financial sector meltdown,housing sector meltdown. You fools expect this guy to go from taking over a losing team to the superbowl overnight. The previous guys sank this team as low as they can and any one who uses common sense will know it takes time and weve recovered faster than every other comparabale country. People if you want to blame some one blame the RNC they ran thsi country and put the policies that created this mess and if you can blame Obama for anything its not waiting four more years to run and do what Romney is doing which pass blame and offer no solutions. What is Mitt the Flip Floppers plan today ? you will find out as soon as he checks with the polls and his million air donors

    September 3, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
    • papanez

      Good points, Phil. You can even take it way back to the '60's when CBS bought the NY Yankees and bled them into the ground. George Steinbrenner and his group came along and got the Yankees back to respectablility and success. He didn't accomplish it in 1 year. He started them back on the right track, like President Obama is doing. Mitt is a continuation of the CBS years.
      Obama/Biden 2012

      September 4, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
  5. Ken

    Do we need another two wars with Iran and Syria? Lets elect Romney and Ryan, they will for sure reduce the deficit with two more wars without considering more source of revenue and with no cuts to military budget. These two guys are nuts. All they care about is United States being the police for the whole world and giving back to the rich because they job creators even though unemployment is 8.3%.

    September 3, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
    • Gibson

      What's his foreign policy?

      September 4, 2012 at 11:50 am |
    • virgild,andrea

      ken your right

      September 4, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
  6. Yolie Scott

    Again, you criticize President Obama – but what has the Republicans done for the country since they have not created any jobs that they promised in 2010 if elected. In fact, all they have done is blocked every job bills that President Obama tried to put through. With the money they have spent to make sure that President Obama is not reelected they could have put that money to pay down the debt that was first created with the Bush presidency. The billionaires could have created businesses to help put the people back to work. All they wanted to do was to make sure that President Obama is just a one term President with all their hatred and ignorance. If Romney is elected, it was a bought presidency and then look out.

    September 3, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  7. Michael

    Well Frank Marshall, almost 2.5 trillion of that 5 trillion is Bush tax cuts thAT HAVE NOT PRODUCED ANY JOBS, SO MUCH FOR REPUGLICAN PHILOSOPHY! ! Repuglicnan policies left this nation headed into a bottomless economic pit! Repuglican spin machine wants this to a non-issue, like the, evaporation of 1/2 trillion surplus, -8.9 GDP, 11 trillion national debt, 1.3 trillion deficit, 2.8 trillion in tax cuts (unpaid for)2 Wars (unpaid for), Medicare prescription plan (unpaid for), 3 trillion borrowed from China, a Wall Street, Banking, Auto, Mortgage crisis’s, losing over 800,000 jobs monthly and a economy on the brink of depression when President Obama took office! Repuglican spin is that this economy belongs to Obama!

    September 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: "We own the economy"

      September 3, 2012 at 5:34 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Dream on, Frank. You got nothin'.

        September 3, 2012 at 11:43 pm |
  8. DEcember 2012

    DOES MITT ROMNEY EVEN UNDERSTAND FOOTBALL? I'M SURE HE'S FRIENDS WITH SOME OWNERS BUT TRYING TO COMPARE LEADING THE COUNTRY TO BEING A COACH OF A FOOTBALL TEAM MAKES ME THINK HE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THE POLITICS OF FOOTBALL. DOES HE NOT KNOW THAT COACH COUGHLIN OF THE NY GIANTS WAS ALMOST FIRED TWICE BEFORE WINNING BOTH SUPERBOWLS? THAT ONLY REINFORCES US TO NOT GIVE UP ON OBAMA.

    September 3, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
    • Leroy

      Don't forget, Mitt Romney learned all about the military while touring the French countryside when America came looking for a few good men in the 1960's.

      September 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
      • Howard

        If you wanted someone who knows about our military ... you should have elected John McCain in 2008 ... instead of an corrupt empty suit, like Barack Obama ... who also never served in the U.S. military ... maybe the Kenyan military ???
        Being a two bit community organizer, and attending a God Damn America church for TWENTY YEARS, are bad qualifications for being a good American ... let alone a Commander and Chief.

        September 3, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        IF WE ELECTED JOHN MCCAIN WE WOULD BE IN 4 WARS. IF WE ELECT ROMNEY AFTER THAT, WE WOULD BE IN 7.

        I GUESS THAT'S PROGRESS?

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

        September 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
      • Lizzie

        Just like VP Biden ask and got 5 deferments.

        September 3, 2012 at 7:57 pm |
      • Whoosh

        Obama didnt need to run from the draft. It didnt exist when he came of age. As far as an empty suit howard – your mama!
        Here's the bottom line: The fight isn't with President Obama by most republicants; the fight is from within your own knowledge
        that he represents the new America. The America that you are on the wrong side of building. This new America will survive
        it shall live on. You haters will eventually die and we will have peace and prosperity finally. What can you do to help build this new America? Die.

        September 4, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
      • virgild,andrea

        leroy that was beautifuly said

        September 4, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
  9. Ken

    What is the price tag on Iraq and Afghanistan wars to the US up to date? Has this reduce or increased the deficit? How many jobs have been created by 2001 and 2003 Bush tax cuts which are effective even today? What was the deficit when Clinton left office in 2000? What was the unemployment rate? And someone is seriously trying to tell me giving more tax breaks or not closing the loop holes will create more jobs?

    September 3, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
    • samcripp

      A1. 4.4 Trillion http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0611/58002.html A2. Duh! A3. Less than 3 million in 10 years. Some republicans will say 8 million in 4 years, but that's a total fabrication, actually those tax cuts put us at a 1.5 trillion dollar deficit. http://money.howstuffworks.com/bush-era-tax-cuts.htm A4. There was no deficit when clinton left office, actually there was a surplus of nearly a quarter of a trillion. Deficit is not the same as Debt. Republicans like to use those keywords against the uneducated, pay attention. btw: "The 2000 surplus is projected to be 2.4 percent of GDP - the largest surplus as a share of GDP since 1948." A5. "The Unemployment Rate Was 4.2 Percent in 1999 - the Lowest Since 1969." http://clinton4.nara.gov/WH/New/html/20000112_1.html A6. what?

      September 4, 2012 at 3:48 am |
  10. tykl

    @S.positive – in case you didn't notice, Bush is not running this election. And in case your mind is too small, there is not just a R and D plan on the economy. Obama saying Romney's plan is the R plan for centuries is ludicrous. He only says it to 'blame Bush' like you do. But if you do want to look at the history of America and see who has been in power more often (i.e. R), then it seems like the R plan works as it has created the wealthiest middle class this planet has ever seen. I am sure your response will include some class- and race-baiting. You must be from Chicago like O.

    September 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
    • S.positive

      YES even a dummy knows that Bush is not running for office but did he leave a HOT MESS like its said in Chicago where O is from...

      September 3, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
      • Howard

        Every new President has to clean up the mess of the last one ... Obama has made things MUCH, MUCH WORSE ... almost 6 TRILLION dollars more ... in just 3 1/2 years. Blaming Bush is getting old ... and, makes you Obama stooges like ever bigger idiots than you already are ... if that's even possilbLe.

        September 3, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
      • Lizzie

        South side of Chicago has more people killed a weekend then the rest of the country, but do not fear Rahm Emanuel put Louis Farrahkan in charge, remember the same who advocates RIOTS and KILL as many white people as you can.

        September 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm |
      • virgild,andrea

        howard i knowyou are stupit,but BUSHstarted two wars that he should have?????????

        September 4, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
      • Cynthia L

        Well, Lizzie, pretty much the violence in South Chicago is GANG ON GANG. Rahm Emanuel has beefed up his police presence there to make the residents safer and is addressing other issues to do with gangs. Chicago is a beautiful city on the most part and like ALL BIG CITIES they have problems with gangs with guns in the poorer neighborhoods, an age old problem that didn't just pop-up overnight. You're grasping at the straws you need to shoot off spit-wads. A pathetic attempt at a zinger.

        September 4, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
    • James AL

      Tykl, President Obama has done a great deal of work getting us back on track. This is the first time in my fifty years of living that I have ever seen our economy this bad, and I am one of those who do not have a job, but I am smart enough to know that the President did not cause this mess. It was eight years of irresponsibie behavior that Paul Ryan and the republicans voted for that got us here.

      September 3, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
      • tykl

        James, thanks for the Dem talking points. Next, why don't you look at some facts and recognize Bush isn't running and R's plan is not Bush's. You and S.positive must live together in Chicago.

        September 3, 2012 at 6:20 pm |
      • Cynthia L

        @tykl
        So then, why are 27 members of Romney's team are Bush advisors and campaign staff?? You better think about that one. It scares the hell out of me.

        September 4, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
    • Colorado Prairies

      Hey Bozo...if a second Obama term makes the same progress on the economy he did in his first term, we will be sitting pretty well and maybe more of us can start looking at retirement as a possibility.

      September 3, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
      • Colorado Prairies

        ...BTW...with Romney, all bets are off. Likely, the rich will be sitting pretty and we will be NOT thinking retirement.

        September 3, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
      • tykl

        Bozo? And you say more of the same will have us sitting pretty? Case closed. You must think 32T in debt with 46M out of work and 16.6% unemployment looks good. Maybe you should reconsider the name-calling as I am sure many people reading your drivel have a name for you.

        September 3, 2012 at 6:18 pm |
      • Lizzie

        Yea, you will be working untill you die, because there will be no more retirement.

        September 3, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
    • Cynthia L.

      Hedrick Smith, author of "WHO STOLE THE AMERICAN DREAM" said in his op-ed column today in the NYTs –

      Starting in the late 1970's "Corporate Profits" were BOOMING. Workers PRODUCTIVITY INCREASED but WAGE INCREASES started to STALL according to the data analyzed by the Economic Policy Institute.
      In 2006, the year before the Great Recession began 'CORPORATE PROFITS' GARNERED THE BIGGEST SHARE OF NAT'L INCOME SINCE 1942. While the share going to WAGES and SALERIES of workers SANK TO THE LOWEST LEVEL SINCE 1929.
      "CORPORATE PROFITS HAVE BOUNCED BACK since our economic balloon deflated in 2007 while MIDDLE-CLASS INCOMES HAVE STAGNATED.
      American Business and various political leaders have dismantled the "VIRTUOUS CIRCLE". Leaving out the contributions of their workers by taking away their jobs by downsizing / offshoring for SHORT-TERM PROFIT AND BIG DIVIDENDS TO THEIR INVESTORS.
      Henry Ford's success came from his insight that if Americans DO NOT have secure jobs with steady and rising pay in keeping with their 'GROWING EFFORTS" of increase production, making bigger profits for the companies they work for, the economy will be sluggish.
      The author Hedrick Smith states, that it's time for America's BUSNESS ELITES to step beyond political rhetoric about protecting wealthy "job creators" and start giving the workers a fair share of their companies economic gains they've given them by the workers increased productivity. Preventing the HYPERCONCENTRATION OF WEALTH AT THE TOP THAT HAS BEEN THE CAUSE OF STAGNATION AND DECLINE OF MIDDLE-CLASS WAGES.
      The middle-class are the majority of product customers for these Corporations AND the economy will continue to crumble the longer they put the squeeze to the middle-class worker." –
      But, right now, IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THE CORPORATE ELITE CARES – the top dogs are rich and grabbing for more – in fact -THEY'LL TAKE IT ALL IF WE LET THEM and happy to blame it on Obama as long as they can convince the voters that the JOB CREATORS are in need of more deregulation, more tax breaks, less over-sight, less interference from the environmental protections, less benefits to the workers who made them wealthy. Because that will make them richer still.

      AMERICAN CORPORATIONS ARE SITTING ON 3 TRILLION $$ CASH. And, Romney wants to give them MORE.

      September 3, 2012 at 9:03 pm |
    • mig

      Republicans used to be human!

      September 4, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  11. kola

    For the 1st time in history,RNC failed to talk about our men and women in uniform at a convention.What a shame!
    Obama needs to be given a huge credit for his record of bringing the 9 year Iraqi war to an end as promised.Country is in debt because we are pouring all our resources into a sink hole called war. Obama understands that in order to stop the bleeding the war has to an end. Under this president, we have been kept safe. If you are in doubt ask the fish that feasted on Osama Bin Ladin.

    September 3, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
    • Lizzie

      so Romney goes and talks at the Veterans convention, which Pres.Obama declined, he was to busy fundraising.

      September 3, 2012 at 8:03 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Gee, Lizzie, Romney went to talk to a some Veterans whose attendance maybe was in the low thousands at a convention that wasn't televisied by most TV stations around our country, and then when he gets to his OWN CONVENTION that is broadcast to MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF AMERICANS ALL OVER OUR COUNTRY he doesn't say squat about our troops. Do you think there is a little something dumb about that? I find it baffling.
        Not only that, Condi Rice in her rah-de-rah-rah patriotic speech, didn't mention them either. Seriously COLD.
        Gosh, no wonder Romney RAN LIKE A RABBIT to the OPEN ARMS OF GOV. JINDAL who has been puffed up and defiant over the idea he might get upstaged by Obama and ready to JUMP ON THE GUY the moment he steps off the plane with prepared remarks complaining Obama is just doing it for the cameras. Pretty much of a jerk considering Obama sent him help before the hurricane even got there. I haven't heard him thank anyone for all the help he has received from the past hurricanes let alone this one, Will he SAY HE RE-BUILT THE LEVEES?? Will he say ROMNEY RE- BUILT THE LEVEES? How about thank you TAXPAYERS FOR RE-BUILDING THE LEVEES? And, oh yeah, thanks, Obama for sending help WHEN NO ONE IS AROUND TO HEAR IT? Nobody is fooled. BUT LIZZIE IS.

        September 3, 2012 at 9:34 pm |
      • Cynthia L

        FACT CHECKERS on the speech Romney gave to the American Legion said the comment made about our troops in Afghanistan WAS A WHOLE 2 SENTENCES LONG. They deserve more than that, don't you think.

        September 4, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  12. Ken

    Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, " we are better than Obama and we will create more jobs and restore the American dream" How, " because Obama doesn't know how." Can't these two nuts tells us what they will do without mentioning Obama? I want to hear what they will do not what Obama has done. I already know that. They say Obama can't run on his record but they can't run on anything for sure.

    September 3, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  13. S.positive

    Well when its all said and done, even the republican pollsters know that romney/ryan is a lossing ticket. Only a delusional mind will think they have a chance... liars...

    September 3, 2012 at 3:51 pm |
    • Frank Marshall Davis

      Better get off the computer and act casual, the guys in the white coats are approaching your padded cell.

      September 3, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
      • S.positive

        My blog to HOT for you????

        September 4, 2012 at 10:32 am |
  14. ms0202

    To read a thoughtful analysis about Obama's economic policies, from a fiscally conservative magazine, see the article published in "The Economist" titled "End-of-term report", search for "Barack Obama end of term report The Economist".
    Although, The Economist tends to be fiscally conservative, this article provides a fairly balanced and factual assessment wih supportive empirical data...

    September 3, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
  15. S.positive

    As long as the HOT MESS the republicans and your president Bush continues to drag this country down, No republican will smell the WH. It is called, the elephant memory like your mascot...

    September 3, 2012 at 4:05 pm |
    • Lizzie

      So you like the donkey, dangle a carrot in front and he will follow you anywhere, even of the cliff.

      September 3, 2012 at 8:04 pm |
      • Cynthia L

        And those Elephants hold on to each others tails and walk in single file by nature. Hope you can depend on Romney and Ryan's eyesight and sure footing. I won't be following them anywhere. And, neither will the rest of America.

        September 4, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
  16. rla

    Too bad we have already played Obama ball for four years and we understand that to win you need to cheat and lie ( Romney in a landslide

    September 3, 2012 at 4:34 pm |
    • S.positive

      In you dreams. romney/ryan will LOSE in nov 2012. Get used to it...

      September 3, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
      • Howard

        OBAMA AND HIS OBAMA STOOGES ARE SCOLDING ALL DEMOCRATS, WHO ARE HONEST ENOUGH TO SAY THAT WE ARE NOT BETTER OFF THAN WE WERE 4 YEARS AGO ... BUT, AMERICANS KNOW THE TRUTH ... EVERY TIME THEY HAVE TO PAY $50 FOR A BAG OF GROCERIES ... $60 TO FILL THEIR GAS TANKS ... SEE HOW THEIR HOME VALUE HAS DRAMATICALLY DROPPED ... OR, TRY TO FIND JOBS WHICH HAVE EVAPORATED !!!
        IN THE MEAN TIME OUR GOVERNMENT WANTS TO PRINT MORE MONEY, SO THEY CAN KEEP SPENDING MORE THAN WE HAVE ... WHICH WILL RESULT IN EVEN MORE INFLATION, AND HIGHER PRICES FOR EVERYTHING.

        September 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm |
    • Leroy

      Romney: "I believe in America, but prefer banking in the Cayman Islands."

      September 3, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
      • Jake

        Romney needs to prove he is not a tax dodger.

        September 3, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
      • S.positive

        romney is a tax dodger and not fit to apply to be president....

        September 3, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
      • Rick

        The reason Romney won't post his past tax returns is because of the $49 million profit he made with Bain running the company Stericycle which discards aborted fetuses (Not quite the Pro-Lifer like everyone things the Republicans are). The money is then kept offshore to avoid paying taxes! Keep in mind that the Republicans talk about being Pro-Life but they don't mind slaughtering other nations innoncent woment and children.

        September 4, 2012 at 11:51 am |
    • DEcember 2012

      FOUR YEARS WITHOUT A SUPERBOWL IS NOTHING. SOME TEAMS HAVE NEVER WON THE SUPERBOWL.

      SO WHY IS ROMNEY USING FOOTBALL ANALOGY AGAIN? TO HIGHLIGHT JUST HOW SPOILED WE ARE AS A 'FOOTBALL TEAM'?

      September 3, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
    • Patrick in Wisconsin

      You're in for a big surprise on November 7th. If you don't believe me, look at the electoral map...

      September 3, 2012 at 6:36 pm |
  17. tykl

    @S.positive – you said even a dummy knows Bush is not running. Then why does almost every comment you make deal with Bush? Are you one of those 'dummies' who doesn't know Bush is not running? I'm sure Chicago made up the phrase, hot mess, just like Gore invented the internet. You must be in your 40's thinking your hip with a phrase that's actually a number of years old. If Bush left a mess, then we need somebody to clean it up. O is not that person. O is the person to make it worse. This is the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression not because it is inherent, but because O is making it that way. Look up some facts and you'll see that the deeper the recession/depression, the faster the recovery. Not so in this case.

    September 3, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
    • S.positive

      I REMIND you again. You break something, it takes a while to fix it. You spend 8 years to break it, it takes even longer to fix it. If you have not figured this simple logic then, you are not making any sense.
      To go ahead an bring the same crowd, ie republicans back to the WH with the same polices that drove the vehicle to the ditch in the first place, is called stupidity and that is the reason why romney/ryan is a loseing ticket. Americans are NOT stupid.

      September 3, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
      • Howard

        SAME OLD TIRED EXCUSE ... BLAME, BLAME OTHERS ... NEVER TAKING RESPONSABILITY ... OBAMA IS A LOOSER ... IT'S TIME TO FIRE HIM ... AD REPLACE HIM WITH ROMNEY AND RYAN !!!

        September 3, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        IS THAT WHY THE REPUBLITARDS BLAME OBAMA FOR EVERYTHING? SOUND LIKE SOMEONE IS NOT PRACTICING WHAT HE'S PREACHING.

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

        September 3, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
      • tykl

        Normally, when you use the word, 'remind,' it means you said it before. You didn't. You must be a history revisionist like O. If you think somebody breaking something for 8 years requires even longer to fix, then you are the one who is out of touch. This pegs you as a government worker likely on disability since age mid-40's.

        September 3, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
      • Frank Marshall Davis

        I agree, Americans are not stupid, but you sure are.

        September 3, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        OH SO YOU MUST BELIEVE ROMNEY'S CLAIM OF 12 MILLION JOBS WHEN HE BECOMES PRESIDENT? SO HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE 8 YEARS OF BAD ECONOMIC AND FOREIGN POLICIES LEADING TO TRILLIONS IN DEBT AND A RECESSION? 2 WEEKS?

        September 3, 2012 at 5:45 pm |
    • S.positive

      If I sound in my 40s, you sure sound, well a lot older and set so really cant help with objective ideas I guess...

      September 3, 2012 at 4:48 pm |
      • Howard

        OBAMA SAID THAT HE DIDN'T EVEN WATCH THE GOP CONVENTION ... AND YET HE IS FULL OF COMMENTS ABOUT WHAT WAS SAID THERE ... COME TO THINK OF IT ... OBAMA IS FULL OF IT ALL THE TIME.

        September 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        HE DIDN'T WATCH IT BUT ANYONE WITH A WORKING BRAIN CAN GUESS WHAT WAS SAID, AND HE'S RIGHT. WHY DO YOU THINK HE'S NOT TALKING ABOUT CLINT EASTWOOD?

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

        September 3, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
      • Patrick in Wisconsin

        Calm down Howie, you're gonna have a heart attack! Good thing that your socialist government-run Medicare will cover your hospital stay!

        September 3, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
    • S.positive

      Well, tykl, according to Glen Beck, how does one respond to and Idiot???

      September 3, 2012 at 6:11 pm |
      • tykl

        Not sure as I don't listen to Glen Beck. But why don't you enlighten us? And then make a comment about how you are running against Bush.

        September 3, 2012 at 6:22 pm |
    • Lizzie

      Only democrats bring up Bush in every sentence.

      September 3, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
      • Cynthia L.

        Yeah, and lucky you, we ain't gonna let you forget him either. 'Cause that would be too convenient for YOU if we stopped. He was a MAJOR BUMMER!!!!!!!!!!!

        September 3, 2012 at 11:48 pm |
    • inshock

      @tykl

      If you get your facts right it took almost 15 years to get back to the employment levels at where employment was before the depression started. It will take at least the same amount of time for the US to recover from this one.

      If you believe that this one would be solved in less than 4 years, quite honesstly I dont know what to say. It would be impossible to recover that quickly, especially in the environment of the party of NO. My question to you would be, How many great ressions has the US been in? Two my my count, this one and the one that started in 1929.

      September 4, 2012 at 4:49 am |
  18. S.positive

    Hey, Howard, don't get all testy here, its only a blog. I guess your delusion is beginning to unreveal, is this why you are screaming in CAPs?????????????

    September 3, 2012 at 5:12 pm |
  19. Wyobob

    If you want a football analogy, look at charlie brown (democrats)and lucy (teapublicans).

    September 3, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  20. allengingrich

    I love the analogy. I might not always agree with Obama, but he certainly is "one of the guys".

    September 3, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
  21. Nojobama

    Where's the fact checkers? BO would strike out with a bipartisan fact checker.

    September 3, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
    • Patrick in Wisconsin

      You're sure, except you aren't...nice try... Next!

      September 3, 2012 at 6:40 pm |
  22. Guss65

    Excellent analogy, that's it..period... two thumbs up..

    September 3, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
  23. Richard Jones

    Here's the real question. When this boy and his b_____h clear out of the White House will they steal more than Slick and Hullary ?? I'm bettin' on the Chitown spook !!!!

    September 3, 2012 at 7:40 pm |
  24. Judy

    clever analogy. Good speach we are getting better every month we are moving forward. Repos want to send us back to the 1950's so men can rule everything and make all the decissions. You can tell by the goof balls here what their ideas are for change. Forward 2012 Now you want fact checkers yesterday you said the fact checkers where wrong. Flip flop flipn flop. No bounce Romney.

    September 3, 2012 at 8:13 pm |
  25. Judy

    anyone want to go back 4 years? of course we are better off today and only idiots think we are not. 401K making money again. Car bailout worked , Affordable health care for everyone. Jobs increasing each month. Home prices on the upswing fewer forclosers. We almost went off thecliff and no help from the repos we are at least making headway. Those unpatriotic bastards would have us all go over the cliff just to see the president fail. Vote all repos out Forward 2012

    September 3, 2012 at 8:28 pm |
  26. Russ in Md.

    Did you know that our country was as united 12 years ago as it was when Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese? In Sep. 2007 the country was still very united in our common goals. I have never seen more hate between Americans than I have since Obama took office. Still think you’re better off?

    September 3, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
  27. rudyG

    so good at speaking, so ineffective as president! Enough with the clever talk, Mr. President. It's not working. I voted for you, sir, and you need a hell of lot more than good speaking this time. There are 14 million unemployed. They're waiting for something more than talk!

    September 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm |
    • pi boson

      It is the lack of action by the GOP, under the guidance of Boehner, Ryan, and McConnell, that is preventing a more robust recovery, according to the Chamber of Commerce and leading economists. Even Newt Gingrich acknowledged the failure of the GOP!

      September 3, 2012 at 9:16 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      WHAT ARE THEY WAITING FOR? IF I WERE UNEMPLOYED, OBAMA IS THE LEAST OF MY PROBLEMS. GO OUT THERE AND GET A JOB OR GET EDUCATED. IS FIGHTING FOR EXTENDED UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AND EDUCATION ASSISTANCE NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU? DO YOU WANT THE PRESIDENT TO HAND OUT JOBS SO THE REPUBLICANS CAN FIND YET ANOTHER EXCUSE TO BASH HIM? WHAT EXACTLY ARE THEY LOOKING TO THE PRESIDENT FOR WHEN YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING AT THEMSELVES, THEIR LOCAL BUSINESSES AND COMMUNITIES FOR HELP? WHERE IS THE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND WHERE IS THE SENSE OF COMMUNITY?

      THERE ARE MANY THINGS GOING WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY AND THE PRESIDENT IS HARDLY THE PROBLEM. IF THAT WERE TRUE WE WOULD BE HAVING ELECTIONS EVERY YEAR.

      September 3, 2012 at 10:28 pm |
  28. pi boson

    The President just shared the R/R game plan of the GOP! Trust in Obama as his plan benefits the 95% over the next four years, not the R/R GOP plan that benefits only the top 2% with the rest footing their bill.

    September 3, 2012 at 9:02 pm |
  29. pi boson

    The President just shared the Romney/Ryan game plan for the GOP! Trust in the Obama plan as it benefits the 95% over the next 4 years. The Romney/Ryan GOP plan benefits only the top 2% with the rest of us footing the Romney/Ryan deficit plan.

    September 3, 2012 at 9:09 pm |
  30. iceload9

    Romney just needs to explain why the GOP invested four years in winning the presidency to loss of the country. This was four years we could have rebuilt, four years we could have had trade policy, four years we could tackled runaway healthcare, four years we could have had employment programs.

    September 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm |
  31. Lagos

    Punt it away sounds like a great summary of Obama's presidency: Punt away all the responsibility and the costs to the next generation. Too bad the GOP can't produce any better trash than Romney to run against him.

    September 3, 2012 at 9:42 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      PUNTING AWAY IS HARDLY BAD STRATEGY IN FOOTBALL. IF THE RESULT IS GAINING BETTER FIELD POSITION, THEN WINNING THIS ELECTION IS EXACTLY THAT FOR OBAMA. HOPEFULLY HIS EXPERIENCE WILL FINALLY GET US TO THE END ZONE.

      TACKLING THE DEFICIT WILL NOT MAKE ANYONE POPULAR SO A PRESIDENT IN HIS SECOND TERM IS PERFECTLY POSITIONED TO GO DEEP FOR SUCH A MOVE. WE DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO BE FUMBLING AROUND WITH ANOTHER ROOKIE.

      September 3, 2012 at 10:37 pm |
    • JustWilliam

      Are Republican debts for unfunded wars better than the Democratic debts to invest in American business interests and citizens? I watched the RNC convention, and was most stuck by the claims that the Obama administration has somehow "failed" when it comes to Foreign Policy. That diplomacy has made us "weak". This administration has ended the Iraq war as promised, with a timeline to end the war in Afghanistan as well. We have thwarted multiple attacks of foreign terrorism on American soil. We have been kept safe at home, and eased tensions with nations that have been our allies for generations.

      But Republicans at the RNC tried their best to scare Americans into believing that we must spend MORE on defense. That we should have used our already overwhelming military might against Syria and Iran. And if that weren't disturbing enough, that we should be more "tough" with Russia and China. It is especially ridiculous in the case of China, considering how many of us are "proud Walmart families".

      Call me a "unpatriotic", but we have been at war for longer than at ANY point in our history, and the cost in American lives and financial deficits is too damned high. We outspend Russia, China and all the worlds military dictatorships combined.

      I don't agree with the Republican concept of "trickle down economics". Or the concept that "individual freedom" is best expressed by the need to meddle in the private lives of ""lessor" citizens. But calls for less diplomacy and more "foreign ass kicking" is the LAST thing I wanted to hear from the Republican establishment.

      I agree with you Lagos on the most important point of all- The BEST the Republicans have to offer us is Romney and Ryan. The best the Republicans have promised us since 2008 is "defeating" Obama and regaining control. The best the Republicans have promised since 2010 was a Tea Party vision that promised "jobs", but used their House majority to promote a conservative SOCIAL agenda to demonize fellow citizens for being "too different". Too single parent. Too foreign. Too "brown". Too feminist. Too gay. Too ANYTHING that they hate and fear, while claiming that they are not phobic. I refuse to throw my precious vote to a party that blames it's most needy taxpaying citizens for all our woes, and refuses to respect generations of international allies because they are all "socialists". Those with fewer citizens living in poverty, and higher scores in everything from education to murder rates.

      The Obama administration may not have made us better off than we were when Republican strategy took us from a Democratic budget surplus to massive Republican debt, but it HAS saved American businesses and ordinary citizens in the face of a massive, GLOBAL financial crises. It took FAR longer to achieve positive results after our last "great depression", but Republicans will tell you that they COULD have been better if only we stuck with tactics of power and "God given exceptionalism".

      The Obama administration may be accused of "punting", but it has put ALL of the Republican wars and tax cuts on the balance sheet that we will ALL continue to pay for. It asked us to sacrifice in the same way that Romney and Ryan ask us to sacrifice, but it asked us to do it TOGETHER by lifting the least of our brothers as we would like to be lifted. It has done NOTHING to attack YOUR religion and it's tax exempt status any more than it has "other and lessor" religions in this great country. It has done NOTHING to oppose the NRA or the right to bear arms. It did EVERYTHING to make healthcare less expensive and more inclusive, and compromised the "single payer" system we deserved with the system that Romney and the conservative Heritage Foundation promoted as the "Republican Solution" for personal responsibility and "compassionate conservatism".

      The Republican ticket is once again asking us to endorse a sacrifice of the many, for the benefit of the "exceptional" few. It asks us to battle and control each other in the absence of a "popular" war elsewhere. The fact that ANY of us (including Obama) are speaking in terms of football and punting is insane. But my vote goes with those that acknowledge they are speaking in metaphor.

      September 4, 2012 at 3:03 am |
  32. kb

    WAR ON IRAN
    WAR ON IRAN
    WAR ON IRAN
    WAR ON IRAN
    WAR ON IRAN

    September 3, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
  33. kb

    I guess I need to prepare my younger son for war on Iran, in case Romney wins. Thanks Bush I spent my two miseable years of my life in Iraq because of you.

    September 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm |
  34. EMILY

    know this sounds harsh, but all you old racists can go ahead and kick the bucket for all i care. get you ass clowns out of here so we can live in a better, liberal, america.

    September 3, 2012 at 10:04 pm |
  35. Where is the surplus

    GOP is the party of hate! PERIOD!

    September 3, 2012 at 10:10 pm |
  36. PDitty

    Obama might want to avoid the coaching alalogies. I don't know any coach that would keep their job after the last 4 seasons of Obama ball.

    September 3, 2012 at 10:36 pm |
    • DEcember 2012

      FIRST OFF, MITT ROMNEY STARTED THE COACHING ANALOGIES.

      SECOND, YOU DON'T KNOW MUCH ABOUT FOOTBALL IF YOU THINK 4 YEARS IS ENOUGH TO GET YOU ANYWHERE. ASK BILL BELICHICK AND TOM COUGHLIN.

      September 3, 2012 at 10:42 pm |
    • ObamaMama

      I think obama should be sent to the same prison Jerry Sandusky went to for his coaching, Obama screwed every man, woman and child for 4 years

      September 3, 2012 at 10:50 pm |
  37. Mama for Obama

    Right On Mr. President! Right On! You will win re-election because we the people will put you there!

    September 3, 2012 at 11:07 pm |
  38. skyler

    keep talking bitches! china got all your asses.

    September 4, 2012 at 12:03 am |
  39. Zoran

    Hey brainwashed Jay from NC, go to hell you and Gorge W and your republicon fashist, Zoran from Ohio.

    September 4, 2012 at 12:27 am |
  40. saviour

    Obama – I was a big supporter of you in 2008 but not now. You have disappointed several people like us. Majority of people who think logically will feel the same.

    Now going to your points:

    a) Remember when we throw a ball even from a height at some point it would stop falling. Same thing applies for an economy. At a point it would not get worse. So please don't take any credit for few jobs that have been created in last few months.

    b) taxes -> Majority of people would feel immediate pinch specially the one's who are healthy due to obamacare. Supreme court have also called it a tax. So please don't bring any tax conversation. Person who can think properly would not buy it.

    c) Medicare -> Is it better to make the program broke or try to save it. Anybody would say please save it so that it does become a dream for 50yrs or younger population.

    d) Look at how many people are unemployed or under employed. If you used some logic instead of spending time campaigning last few months you would be spending every second in how to bring joy and happiness to people who are suffering., Instead in one of speech in Iowa few months back you acknowledged when you did not had teleprompter that it might not be possible to fix the economy even in your second term as well or subsequent term thereafter.

    Think from your heart and say do you deserve second term -> when majority of people think they are worse off then what they were 4 years back.

    Disappointed obama supporter.

    I don't like Romney either. But he is definitely a better option than Obama at present. I started shivering thinking – what life obama would leave for our kids and grandchildren.

    September 4, 2012 at 1:33 am |
    • saviour

      Obama please positive for the country if you want second term.

      September 4, 2012 at 12:28 pm |
  41. PJH

    Google "Greed and Debt: The True Story of Mitt Romney and Bain Capital". And this just scratches the surface.

    Think what you want about Obama. One thing is painfully clear, Romney would not only be a terrible American President, but he has been a terrible American. I say better to deport him than vote for him.

    September 4, 2012 at 1:51 am |
  42. Subnet

    This country will continue to go down on a free fall if Americans do not vote for politicians that will work for the people instead of working for themselves. Obama was given a chance and he did an awful after awful choices. The country is at its highest unemployment record, more people are on welfare, the rest of Americans can't even afford to keep their house much less insurance. America is a great country. It is time to replace people who can't deliver a good job, and I am not just saying replace Obama, but replace everyone in Congress and Senate who can't do their job.

    September 4, 2012 at 2:41 am |
  43. RS, CA

    You can't fix STUPID - so all you can do is just ignore the Libs!

    September 4, 2012 at 6:47 am |
    • Concerned4Fla

      Not stupid–just have a different way of looking at the world. I analyze problems based on root causes, and multi-variant systems. I find many conservatives just read a bumper sticker and that works for them.
      Yep–I'm a liberal. Proud of it. I own a small business and create a few jobs. I pay my taxes happily because I live in a country that has infrastructure and a legal system and the security that enabled me to get an education and build my business. Reagan raised taxes six times and tripled the national debt. Bush one also increased taxes and the debt, Clinton had a good economy and paid down the debt. GWB increased again with Medicare D, two wars, and a tax cut (none of which was paid for/budgeted). Based on the last 30 years, those conservatives you love aren't doing so well. Now they have this no-abortion-even-in-cases-of-rape-and-incest as part of the party's official platform. Really? So a 10 year old gets raped by her family member and you're party thinks she should have to carry that baby to term? WOW. No thanks–I'll vote Obama Biden again, and I will keep growing my business and creating jobs. You're welcome.

      September 4, 2012 at 9:55 am |
      • Ray E. (Georgia)

        Well, Good for you Concerned4Fla. I am glad you are fending for yourself as that is what made this Country Great, not Big Government Liberal Programs, all put in place by, you guessed it, Democrats. But I will bet a nickle to a doughnut that you are from the Northeast?, Perhaps?

        September 4, 2012 at 10:25 am |
      • DEcember 2012

        IT WOULD BE NICE IF THE DEMOCRATS CAN TAKE CREDIT FOR ESTABLISHING MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY ALL BY THEMSELVES BUT THESE WERE ALL BIPARTISAN PROGRAMS FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL RETIRED AMERICANS. TRY NOT TO LET FACTS GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR DELUSIONS THOUGH, IT HASN'T STOPPED THE REPUBLITARDS SO FAR.

        September 4, 2012 at 11:52 am |
      • Concerned4Fla

        "Big government" enabled the internet to be built. I couldn't run my business without it. Big government also brought us Social Security so widows and orphans wouldn't have to eat dog food. Big government brought us the best military the world has ever seen. Big government checks my food for arsenic and keeps lead out of my paint. Big government makes sure our air doesn't poison us like the air in Beijing. Never been there? I didn't think so. It's horrible–the "white mist" as they call it it equivalent to smoking multiple packs of cigarettes every day. But hey, must be great to have all that freedom to pollute right? Big government headed off the swine flu epidemic, and the bird flu epidemic. Big government subsidized railroads that enabled expansion into Florida and the west. Big government ensures a reliable power grid. Big government helps keep terrorists off my planes and keeps the planes from crashing into one another (FAA). Big government launched the satellites that give us reliable GPS. Big government subsidizes hospitals that will take care of any sick person, any time. Big government ensures that Kansas can't teach creationism in their public schools and pass it off as science. Big government ain't perfect–not by a far sight–but it doesn't have a profit motive either. It's inefficient in part because there are so many oversight mechanisms making sure government does things fairly, equitably and according to existing law. Finally, why does it matter where I'm from? You want to malign my logic based on the origin of the speaker? That's a classic logical fallacy. Why not put on your big boy pants and actually engage in a dialogue about policy? I see it like this–middle class families are one team. Big corporations are the other team. Their goal is to separate those middle class families from their dollars. Government is the referee.

        September 4, 2012 at 11:57 am |
    • S.positive

      Wow so you are the smart one then???????

      September 4, 2012 at 10:34 am |
  44. TJeff1776

    Case closed you say....LOL......Obama's got ya on the short end of the stump on this one. 100% correct......Kasick is claiming jobs that Obama is responsible for.......for dang sure. Obama caught a lot of heat for bailing out the auto industry......AND Romney would have let that industry go bankrupt(his own lips stated that).
    WHEREAS Bush and the Repubs bailed out Wall Street in November 2008at the expense of Main Street....Matter of record.

    September 4, 2012 at 7:10 am |
    • Carole

      We would be better off if GM & Chrysler had gone the traditional route of bankruptcy (as Romney suggested) than a government bailout (taxpayer's money.) I don't expect any return on my so-called investment any time soon. BTW my next new car purchase will be from a FORD dealership since they DID NOT take any bailout money.

      September 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
  45. TommytheT

    ok Mr Obama, since you seem to think this is a game...do you even have a play book? Or maybe this week at the DNC, after 3 years and 10 months you will finally make one.

    September 4, 2012 at 7:20 am |
  46. Aphilly

    Hey I'm NOT the biggest OBAMA fan but I have enough sense to know this much....4 YEARS AGO, the economy was SPIRALING DOWNWARD so fast people were losing their jobs at historical rates, the financial markets were the lowest and WORST SINCE DEPRESSION, the Auto industry was about to go UNDER as noone was purchasing cars, the MANUFACTURING industry was sinking and there was belief that AMERICA was in HUGE, HUGE trouble AND DISASTER was underway. Now, although things aren't the best and still much to be done, The AUTO industry is doing MUCH BETTER some with PROFITS, I've got more money in my 401K and have MADE MONEY, There is more Jobs creation, alittle easier to find one and the OVERALL CONSUMER CONFIDENCE is MUCH HIGHER. Hey you don't gotta love OBAMA but RECOGNIZE, he's getting some work done! SURELY, exceeding the PREVIOUS 4 YEARS OF YOU KNOW WHO! My vote is OBAMA cause I sure as HE%% don't trust MITT. I'm not going BACKWARDS!!!!

    September 4, 2012 at 8:22 am |
  47. Kool-Aid Police

    Obama on the Constitution, " The Constitution allows for many things, but what it does not allow is the most revealing. The so-called Founders did not allow for economic freedom. While political freedom is supposedly a cornerstone of the document, the distribution of wealth is not even mentioned. While many believed that the new Constitution gave them liberty, it instead fitted them with the shackles of hypocrisy." - Obama hates our constitution and would burn it and replace it with marxism if given the chance.

    September 4, 2012 at 8:34 am |
  48. Kool-Aid Police

    the Constitution allows for many things, but what it does not allow is the most revealing. The so-called Founders did not allow for economic freedom. While political freedom is supposedly a cornerstone of the document, the distribution of wealth is not even mentioned. While many believed that the new Constitution gave them liberty, it instead fitted them with the shackles of hypocrisy."

    September 4, 2012 at 8:35 am |
  49. beevee

    I would definitely trust the coach who is building up a winning team (may be slowly) than a coach who never had a track record in coaching any high level team except a toddler team.

    September 4, 2012 at 8:48 am |
  50. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Aw, Humm,
    Romney is going to re-introduce you to Woody Hayes Ball. 3 Yards and a cloud of dust. And the Liberals are going to be the cloud of dust. Pulverized !! Bush gave you what you wanted and now you don't want it. So get ready for Romney, er Woody Hayes Ball.

    September 4, 2012 at 9:08 am |
    • Ray E. (Georgia)

      After Romney is elected Sara Palin is going to be his Secetary of Mean and Clint Eastwood is going to be his Secetary of Nice. And then you will really understand what Romney Ball is. Hut, Hut, Hut!

      September 4, 2012 at 9:24 am |
  51. mig

    So Howard and Frank would vote for a guy who keeps his money in Switzerland? Then he can add Howard and Franks money to the rest of his stash in Switzerland. Nice going boys. Real smart.

    September 4, 2012 at 9:16 am |
  52. marco

    Romney is untrustworthy. Seriously. What is the real reason he refuses to share more than what is "legally required" with his income taxes? It is because he feels he has something to hide.

    September 4, 2012 at 9:22 am |
  53. anon

    While I will elect Obama into office once again, I must say that I do not think he or either party can rectify our current situation. To say that America has become just as polarized and broken as the parties that supposedly represent us would be an understatement. Why is it that Washington and the completely biased media hype machine can always count on "we the people" for being so forgetful and easily manipulated. Our current situation was not caused by our current President he is merely the shortest straw recipient that tried to work with the steaming pile left by that last Republican attempt. Both parties are beholden to corporations and the greed they exude and do not have our best interest in mind. Our system is so corrupted now that only an act of God could right the situation. We have let our most cherished possession FREEDOM corrode and dilute ever since 9/11. All I see is a country of narrow minded consumers that will run to the next shiniest thing to distract them from the thieves that come in the night to steal our lives and ability to live the dream we thought we were. We've consumed soo much we have almost used everything up including our innovative imaginations and any respect the rest of the world had for us as a leading force and a shining pillar of ingenuity. We have no one but ourselves to blame and no one can fix this problem but us. Stop this ridiculous, habitual, polarized, manipulated, evil, and ultimately self destructive course each of us have allowed to shape our futures and WAKE THE F#@K UP!!!

    September 4, 2012 at 9:25 am |
  54. Aphilly

    Honestly folks. If you haven't taken a look at Paul Ryan's "Path to Prosperity", I suggest you do, regardless of your party. It's alittle scarey, at least for me. There are changes he wants to make to Taxes. For example, if you are single and make over 50K, you could pay 25% in taxes. More for married folks. You like the thought of getting Medicare at 65 or maybe someone in your family will need Medicare? Well, that will be cut, big time. Instead, you or your family member will get a gov't subsidy based on your health and income. "Some people will get more than other people. Yep. I mean, really. When we think about who is going to be president, think about what all will be involved and what will influence them in their decision making. Are these the decisions that would be good for you??? That's the question.....

    September 4, 2012 at 9:39 am |
  55. scottclark52

    I'm thinking Lewis Black described what might be a better way to pick a president. "Take a monkey and put it in an airplane, when the plane reaches safe jumping height throw the monkey out of the plane with a parachute. The first person the monkey touches is the next president."

    September 4, 2012 at 9:39 am |
  56. mane

    Voodoo economics have been tried and tested. It does not work.

    President Bush inherited a surplus from President Clinton.

    President Bush squandered the surplus and left us with trillions of dollars in debt.

    President Obama is still working on the mess left over from President Bush. No more trickle down(voodoo)

    “Fool me once, shame on, shame on you, fool me can’t get fool again.” –President Bush

    September 4, 2012 at 9:42 am |
    • Aphilly

      Yes, the previous president spent TRILLIONS on a war we NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN! And, NEVER DID CATCH OSAMA BIN LADEN! So, I guess Bush was right "on the money" with that decision...right? Just killed many of our BRAVE BOYS AND GIRLS!

      September 4, 2012 at 9:54 am |
    • macbil

      Mane,

      Totally agree. And why hasn't anyone asked Romney how much of a tax cut he would get under his plan? Is it $250-300,000 more. I'm make a fraction of what Romney makes and am paying 5% more of my income in federal taxes. IT'S WRONG! Tax reform now!

      September 4, 2012 at 10:33 am |
      • Carole

        How many time do we have to repeat this?? Gov. Romney's income is from his investments NOT a salaried or hourly wage and are such TAXED DIFFERENTLY under the IRS codes. If you want to complain further, remember that this income is managed by a BLIND TRUST (O'Bama's income is also managed by a blind trust while he is president) so find out who those folks are and complain to them, if you still need to bring up this non-issue.

        September 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
    • Ray E. (Georgia)

      Aw, yes, Voodoo Economics. We should talk about it. It was the Liberal Democrats that put all the Big Social Programs in place. Today 4 September 2012, the National Debt has crossed the 16 Trillion Dollar threshold. The Voodoo Engineers, Liberal Democrats are the ones that brought you this "Wonderful" Plan. The Federal Government has no Constutitional Athourity to collect and disburse money in most instances. But the Liberal Democrats usurped the Constutition and so we have the 16 Trillion dollar Debt that is unconstutitional but is the real Voodo Economics so many want to attach to the Republicians. It was Franklin Delend Roosevelt, Lyndon, (Landslide Lyndon) Baines Johnson, and now Barrack Obama that you can add to the list. You have heard about the Fiscal Cliff. That is just another name for the 1930's Re-Visited. But the Good/Bad News is, YOU VOTED FOR IT!! It was your plan so now what do you do coach? Punt?

      September 4, 2012 at 11:25 am |
  57. Brandon_D

    Obviously a democratic win. President Obama has slowly, but surely turned this country around and put us back on the correct path to a bright FUTURE. President Obama is not only looking to make quick sweeps that affect only the short term... he's in it for the long term, and he's the coach we need.

    September 4, 2012 at 10:05 am |
  58. Buster

    Lets play some Obama ball:
    We start on the 25 yard line
    First down we give Billions of dollars to companies that either invest it overseas or pocket it and declare bankruptcy.
    (lets consider this a sack)
    Now the 15 yard line
    Second down we attempt a government take over of health insurance by taxing average americans 1000-2000 dollars for not using government health insurance. (Unsportsmanlike conduct, hiding tax increases).
    Thats the 7.5 yard line
    Third down we make more false promises such as bringing the troops home while preparing to do the opposite.
    Trick play for a loss. Now you get to punt out of your own endzone. Sounds like a winning gameplan to me.

    September 4, 2012 at 10:10 am |
  59. MTMcGinness

    Obama is so out of touch and can't recognize reality. We know what's in his playbook because we've been playing it for almost 4 seasons and it is not working! In the real world, that coach would have been replaced even before now. Get off the field Obama! We want a a new coach and winning seasons in our future!

    September 4, 2012 at 10:16 am |
  60. R Loren

    Jay in NC – you certainly know how to distort and misuse BLS statistics. Please include a trend line showing the period from 11/07 through 1/09. You would receive a failing grade in my Econ class for grossly misinterpreting what the numbers show – namely a steep economic decline starting in 11/07 and peaking in 10/09 followed by a slow but consistent recovery.

    September 4, 2012 at 10:28 am |
  61. YoYall

    Clear, well-articulated, true, Mr. President. Bam! Mitt you're out.

    September 4, 2012 at 10:55 am |
  62. Steve

    I notice the Republicans toute the unemployment rate because they think that touting losing 700,000 jobs a month is not useful. If you have to leave out pertinent facts and lie to make your point maybe you should use your brain and come up with a plan that accounts for all the facts. You will never convince people when you have to lie.

    September 4, 2012 at 11:05 am |
  63. Jerry

    Immigration aide (Suzanne Barr) quits amid sexual misconduct claims...
    ---------------------------------
    Why o why can't the Obamalooney administration get is right?! Just once!!! Where are these morons being hired from?!

    Lame stream media has been silent on these and other Omamalooney administration blunders. Uhm... I wonder, wonder why?

    September 4, 2012 at 11:08 am |
  64. G

    Does anyone clearly knows what Romney will do different to get a different outcome than Bush. You will be not be able to find that answer clearly..Obama may not have met all expectations but he is backing for middle class and that is a key proposition difference. Those who do not support have full freedom to vote against him. Other than that he got Heathcare, Osama Bin Laden, Irag War exit, Gay-Lesbian marriage and handled the worst recession in history and much more. We are certainly on the right path and Romney would not have handled it any better.

    September 4, 2012 at 11:25 am |
  65. Paul

    Since we are using coaching anologies: New Ohio State coah gets hired but the A.D. comes in and says, "Well, I need to tell you that half of the board members are against you and they will do anything to get you fired. By the way, they also said they will vote "NO" on anything you want and they have taken 50% of your coaching staff as well. Oh, and you need to win all your games". That is exactly what Obama has faced since taking office. A Republican party that smply won't compromise on anything. And they still want a win????

    September 4, 2012 at 11:27 am |
    • nobamanov12

      Not true, Obama had his full coaching staff for the first 2 years and still couldn't score. time for a change. You can't blame the previous coach that season is in the books. Obama had his players and lost. his season is now on the books as a losing season.

      September 4, 2012 at 12:51 pm |
  66. meh

    Judging from the comments everyone forget that there 3 choices in this election, if you don't wnat either then vote for independent but many people seesm to forget that choice since the Dems and Rep have billions to spend on ads. Atleast that money they are spending is paying for peoples job

    September 4, 2012 at 11:40 am |
  67. Annie

    Romnuts analogy to football didn't cut it. The only coach he has anything in common with is Sandusky! Yeah, those Mormons like little boys and girls.

    September 4, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
  68. Mike Texoma

    The coaching analogy is a good one, but it will not get us quite far enough.. I hope that the President take the convention oopportunity to explain and emphasize the American Jobs Act bundle of legislation, most of which has languuished in a gridlocked Congress. That is the vision. That is where we Americans need and want to go.

    He doen't have to mention the name Bush. He does'nt have to tell us Mitt Romney's vision is bankrupt. All of that will become very clear. Americans have already given Congress a "no confidence" vote. The president's vision will inspire.

    September 4, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
  69. mig

    I left a comment at 9 a.m. and its still being moderated.Are you mentally challenged or was my comment too leftest for you? Obviously neither.I guess I'm flagged for saying something you didnt like before or your atool of the rich or the right! Pass, with CNN.

    September 4, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
  70. Kate

    Obama will win Ohio and the election overall. Racists everywhere will cry.

    September 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  71. Vince

    Mitt Romney in his own words:

    "I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years we should sustain and support it."
    "Roe v. Wade has gone too far."

    "I don't line up with the NRA."
    "I'm a member of the [NRA]."

    "I like mandates. The mandates work."
    "I think it's unconstitutional on the 10th Amendment front."

    "I respect and will protect a woman's right to choose."
    "I never really called myself pro-choice."

    "I saw my father march with Martin Luther King."
    "I did not see it with my own eyes."

    "I supported the assault weapon ban."
    "I don't support any gun control legislation."

    "I think the minimum wage ought to keep pace with inflation."
    "There's no question raising the minimum wage excessively causes a loss of jobs."

    "I will work and fight for stem cell research."
    "In the end, I became persuaded that the stem-cell debate was grounded in a false premise."

    "I would like to have campaign spending limits."
    "The American people should be free to advocate for their candidates and their positions without burdensome limitations."

    "I'm a strong believer in stating your position and not wavering."
    "I changed my position."

    "Detroit needs a turnaround, not a check."
    "I'll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry's come back."

    "I'm not in favor of privatizing Social Security or making cuts."
    "Social Security's the easiest and that's because you can give people a personal account."

    "I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush."
    "Ronald Reagan is... my hero."

    "I've been a hunter pretty much all my life."
    "Any description of my being a hunter is an overstatement of capability."

    "If Massachusetts succeeds in implementing it, then that will be a model for the nation."
    "What works in one state may not be the answer for another."

    "It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam."
    "I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there."

    "It's a tax cut for fat cats."
    "I believe the tax on capital gains should be zero."

    "It's not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person."
    "He's going to pay, and he will die."

    "The TARP program... was nevertheless necessary to keep banks from collapsing in a cascade of failures."
    "When government is... bailing out banks... we have every good reason to be alarmed."

    "These carbon emission limits will provide real and immediate progress."
    "Republicans should never abandon pro-growth conservative principles in an effort to embrace the ideas of Al Gore."

    "Those... paying taxes and not taking government benefits should begin a process toward application for citizenship."
    "Amnesty only led to more people coming into the country."

    "When I first heard of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, I thought it sounded awfully silly."
    "Don't Ask, Don't Tell has worked well."

    – Mitt Romney

    September 4, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
  72. SMH

    A playbook that caused us to loose 750,000 jobs a month is bad playbook no matter who the leader is. It is just a bad idea. Romney/Ryan is a repeat and a bad idea.

    Under Obama we are CREATING jobs for the 29th straight month. That sounds like a better (not the best) playbook to me. Obama 2012.

    September 4, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
  73. RCCO

    Republicans are absolutely nuts if they want to say Bush was better record on jobs than President Obama. Remember the economy that President Clinton handed off to Bush. Bush destroyed it and handed the mess to President Obama who has been fixing it. If Bush was so wonderful the republicans would not have banned him from their convention. It is amazing how republicans try to re-write history like changing the dates of GM plant closing to make political points! Republicans can not be trusted to tell the truth! Remember Iraq!!

    September 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
  74. ohio voter

    Failures do not like to admit they are failures. Please vote on the facts and not emotion. Bigger Government does not equal jobs....

    September 4, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
  75. George

    WLL-–Maybe MR O should pay LESS attention to SPORTS activity and rhetoric and MORE attention to funning the country and fulfilling the Presiden'ts duties and obligations.....Less Spending. Less Debt. and MORE Employment... Some little bird told me once that "ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS".....and WORDS you have Mr President...BUT Fancy Rhetoric WILL NOT get you elected this time around...the JAZZ is gone... Too many unfilled empty promises.

    September 4, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
    • andrew

      President's don't control spending. Congress does.

      Any other crazy accusations to make?

      September 4, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
  76. James Simon

    Hmmmm ... Bush: (1) two unpaid for wars; (2) one unpaid for drug prescription plan; (3) tax cuts for the rich; (4) secret detention camps in far away lands; (5) wholesale torture; (6) taking the eye off Afganistan where the 9/11 attacks were hatched; (7) no weapons of mass-destruction in the other place (Iraq); (8) secret panels with secret participants to assure that our energy policy continues to benefit Dick Cheney and his crowd; (9) .... On the other hand, Obama; (1) elimination of pre-existing condition bars to obtaining affordable health insurance; (2) allowing our kids to stay on mom and dad's policy until 26; (3) a stimulus plan which, while not enough due to Republican's efforts, at least created 4+ million private sector jobs; (4) ending the irrational Iraq war; (5) getting Bin Laden; (6) saving GM, Chrysler and all the auto-related parts manufacturing jobs; (7) one of the largest middle tax cuts in history; (8) rational regulation of Wall Street so we don't go there again; (9) equal pay for equal work for women; (10) elimination of DADT; (11) recognition that everyone in America has the right to wed the person he or she desires; (12) .... The economy is growing far too slowly because of the GOP self-professed proclamation to deny Obama any victory including ones which would stimulate infra-structure, energy, research, job training, and education. It ain't Obama's fault!!!

    September 4, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
  77. Jill

    Yesterday I saw a film of Bush on 9-24-2008 at the WH microphone telling our country that we were on the verge of economic collapse of unbelievable proportions. He looked bad, dazed, and like he had messed his pants. He was then to tell us we had to bail out the big banks and Wall Street as the banks were slipping into economic abyss. All of this after the lies of Iraq the 2billion per day for each war never put into his budgets. We as a country did pay and are still paying, but we the people are pulling this country back out of this mess and it is getting better. We know that in some states the unemployment is still high, but in over 30 states, it is 7% or less. We are going to succeed and don't need Republican unscientific economic vodoo to take us back to September 2008. Hell yes, we are better off today and it's going to keep getting better.

    September 4, 2012 at 1:29 pm |
    • Carole

      Hey Jill, If you think that we are better off today than when O'Bama was elected, can you float a loan to those of us that don't agree with you?

      September 4, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
  78. HEY KOOL-AID!

    Can someone please explain to me how Obama asks Harold & Kumar to work for his campaign, but at the same time truns up the prosecution on all medical pot dispensaries. He promised he would do the EXCACT opposite in his first campaign. Yet now he's vying for the "stoner vote"? His hipocracy knows no bounds!!

    September 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
  79. Brad

    You elect a Repub and you will get what we got last time... Bush took a record Surplus from Clinton and turned it into a record deficit with his unpaid (lie) wars and Tax breaks for the rich, now just as Obama is cleaning up Bush's mess and getting us going in the right direction the Repubs want take us backwards again. don't ley this happen Obama saved us from Bush's way's but with the state that Bush left us with and electing a Repub we will bea ble to survive anothe NeoCon.

    September 4, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
  80. gymviking

    All sports metaphors aside, Obama is basically promising more of the same. If you think the country is going in the right direction, you should vote for him, I suppose.

    By the way, the comparative anylisis of Ohio is nonsnese. If Ohio is the forth strongest, it is because the other states are struggling so much.

    September 4, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
  81. Mcbwaa

    I pose a question to all the Obama nay-sayers. Is it Obama's fault that the housing bubble burst, AND the stock market crashed, AND coming into the office there were 700k/mo jobs lost, AND head of GOP promised on day 1 "we want him to be a 1 term president" AND stonewalling congress????

    September 4, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  82. PWW

    I wish people would realize that a lot of obamas policys to create jobs were shot down by republicans!!!! The political stalemate in congress is the problem not obama!!!! People really need to do their homework!!! Mittens Romney is not going to save america people!!!!!

    September 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
  83. jackson

    what BS some of you people throw around. obama has done a great job considering the disaster he was left with... you people who claim bush did a good job with anything must think everyone else has a memory that lasts only a day or two.

    September 4, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  84. DP SMh

    Go OBAMA!!!! That whole Republicain convention was about Obama didn't do this or that, all lies, lies, lies. They haven't said one factual truth even if it was on paper, taped, record, pictures, over phone, been told by another moderate republician etc. They will always be a party on NO and more lies to come.

    September 4, 2012 at 3:11 pm |
    • 2020

      in GOP convention Romney talked like a dead drunk bagger. no content no logic

      Umpire Ryan threw out NON FACTS, he strikes like Bush, blind folded.

      this pair is loser in the waiting.

      September 4, 2012 at 6:09 pm |
  85. Cromedy

    You Republicans hollerin about Obama wasted the stimulus money,he had to try to fix the BS Bush left him.It cost more then the stimulus to try to fix bushes mess and the republican Congress held up the game plan by holding the jobs bill so the numbers of unemployment would stay up.What i cant understand is you guys know what bohner and his crew had planned from the start of the Obama administration,yet you still keep trying to blame the President,even when you know the republicans voted down everything that could have potential to get the country back on track.And what is this thing you guys have"WE WANT OUR COUNTRY BACK"? Who took it?

    September 4, 2012 at 3:27 pm |
  86. first

    By not allowing Obama's job bill up for debate on the Senate floor, Senator Mitch McConnell and the Republicans wouldn't be held accountable for it not being put up for a vote. (No debate, No record hoping voters never would know it existed). Eric Cantor blocked the debate in the House, blocking 17 jobs bills without the slightest conversation or attempt to try them to see if they'll succeed or fail.

    September 4, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
    • november2012

      obama's jobs bill was a joke...a left wing political vote buying scam...read it and you will soon understand obamas jobs bills were a joke.

      September 4, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
      • 2020

        his job bill a joke? tell it to the dancing horse Romney riding and Umpire Ryan.

        Watch your back, your social security may disappear after December if Umpire takes WH.

        Gramma, it is time to move North where health care is not a bargaining chip.

        September 4, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
  87. Stir it up

    So how come Bush & Cheney were not invited to speak at the Republican National Convention?

    September 4, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
  88. 2020

    Let the facts do the talking.

    4.8M jobs created in the past 28 months straight. compared to that of 700,000 jobs lost EACH AND EVERY last 6 months of Bush Administration. Banks roof all crashing down if you still have a memory.

    Are we better off today than 4 years ago?

    YOU BET YOUR LIFE, WE ARE BETTER OFF TODAY THAN NOVEMBER 2008.

    AND IT WILL BE FAR MORE BETTER FUTURE DOWN THE ROAD as President Obama protects the middle class.

    FIRE UP, READY TO GO !

    September 4, 2012 at 6:22 pm |
  89. Gerard

    Herp derp, most of you guys sound like idiots
    "Obummer is teh suck!"
    "O yeah? Mittens is teh suckier!"

    Stop calling names and talk like adults. One thing i'd like to ask to all those who keep throwing mud: What has Obama lied about? I keep hearing how he's a sneak/liar/fraud but i NEVER have heard ONCE how he is.

    Another thing, can we stop with the causation=correlation? You don't like how 2009-2012 has gone so far? Neither do i. But WHY should it reflect on Obama? You can't just say "herp derp, he wuz in ofice whenz bad stuf hapenz", you have to show HOW it is his fault.

    September 4, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
  90. Jamie

    Romneyhood ........... Give to the Rich take from the poor

    September 7, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  91. Jamie

    Romney and Ryan ............ Laurel and Hardy of the 21st century

    September 7, 2012 at 12:36 pm |
  92. jean2009

    Obama-Biden 2012!

    September 8, 2012 at 8:44 pm |