RNC takes aim at Obama ahead of jobs speech
September 6th, 2011
08:59 AM ET

RNC takes aim at Obama ahead of jobs speech

Labor Day marks the unofficial beginning of the 2012 campaign season and the Republican National Committee is wasting no time going after President Obama as he prepares to unveil a new jobs push later this week.

In a radio ad set to air in key campaign states that went Obama’s way in 2008 but now appear to be tossups, the RNC is seeking to frame the debate ahead of the president’s prime-time address Thursday.

“After a 10-day luxury vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, the president says he’ll finally get serious about jobs,” the ad states. "But we’ve heard this before: after his 825 billion dollar stimulus debacle and after his 2.5 trillion dollar government-run health care plan.”

Meanwhile, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said, “It appears he plans to recycle the same old failed policies and blame game that we’ve seen repeatedly.”

Speaking at a union rally Monday, Obama previewed some of the themes he will hit when he speaks to a joint session of Congress on Thursday.

"We’ve got roads and bridges across this country that need rebuilding,” Obama told the friendly union crowd that numbered well into the thousands. “We’ve got private companies with the equipment and the manpower to do the building. We’ve got more than 1 million unemployed construction workers ready to get dirty right now. There is work to be done and there are workers ready to do it.”

The ad will run in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, Colorado, Nevada, North Carolina and Michigan.

Full script of the RNC ad:

It’s Morning Again in America

Is Barack Obama finally waking up?

After a 10-day luxury vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, the President says he’ll finally get serious about jobs.

But we’ve heard this before…

After his 825 Billion Dollar Stimulus Debacle…

And after his 2.5 Trillion dollar government-run health care plan…

Now again, after our national credit has been downgraded.

But what can we expect from Obama’s new Stimulus plan?

More spending.

We’ve already tried that; causing unemployment to shoot up and our deficit to balloon.

In fact, before this ad is done, our debt will have grown by an additional two and a half million dollars.

Enough is enough…

Let’s change direction.

The Republican National Committee is responsible for the content of this advertisement.

Topics: President Obama

soundoff (438 Responses)
  1. DA

    LOL...This is really interesting coming from the RNC, let us not forget that the Republicans came into Congress LAST YEAR talking about jobs yet when the President was trying to focus on that issue, they were playing political nonsense with the budget and then they went ON to playing with raising the debt ceiling game. So really who needs waking up? Honestly, it is the American people who needs to wake and ensure that every Republican in Congress loose their job in both House and Senate. Oh and for the Democrats that left either step up to the PLATE or be looking to be replaced by a Democrat that will do your job like it's suppose to be done i.e.. When you control both Houses of the Government "YOU DON'T COMPROMISE YOU JUST DO IT AND MOVE ON!!!"

    September 6, 2011 at 9:13 am |
    • jersvette

      Absolutely on point but you are preaching to the choir.

      September 6, 2011 at 9:52 am |
    • John

      A crook is about to break into your house – you would say "wait, I will give you some of what you are about to take"? I didn't think so.
      Keep trying to point fingers away from this failure we have in the WH. Meet the new plan, same as the old plan – more money from people who are actually working to "make jobs". Robbing Peter to pay Paul doesn't work unless you are Paul. This country now has almost 50% Paul's walking around. We haven't heard the speech yet, but here is a preview – "We need 1 trillion to help fix roads, bridges, schools and to build fast trains". What a failure this guy is.

      September 6, 2011 at 11:25 am |
      • tj

        Well said... these people don't have a clue. They are the ones getting handouts I am sure.

        September 6, 2011 at 11:38 am |
      • Jack KRess

        Really? Were you aware that as part of the debt ceiling agreement, the GOP insisted that the 2% payroll tax reduction that the Dems passed in 2009 be allowed to expire this January; of course the tax cuts for the uber rich were off limits.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:01 pm |
      • Maude

        Without Paul, Peter wouldn't be so rich. You just don't get it. Peter got rich raping and pilliaging the US natural resources that we all own. Paul needs his family and live a compfortable lifestyle as well.

        Obama is the hardest working president we ever had. It is your precious Bush who destroyed the USA period !

        September 6, 2011 at 12:01 pm |
      • Sudhir

        John, a few counterpoints, to your series of counterpoints ...

        (1) Investment in infrastructure is needed, and does put people to work. It is unclear why you oppose or heckle this point beyond that it is being made by a President you do not support

        (2) The US postal-service is not doing well due to market competition, not to some unclear claim that it is being mismanaged by the President. Although there is a congressional budgetary process, the USPS is supported by sales of stamps and other goods. Competing against more effective private companies is what is eating at it's solvency.

        (3) The healthcare bill is necessary, although it needs revisions. Healthcare costs are going up and making American employees more expensive to hire. As a non-authoritarian democracy, we do not make laws to outlaw tobacco use, poor eating, obesity or lack of exercise. The tact taking with universal healthcare is to regulate costs where they are not needed as a way to incentivize preventive healthcare, and not speciality healthcare. To put it plainly, a healthy American is more productive and less expensive to hire ... preventive health management keeps them healthy, not bariatric surgery, insulin or cardiac bypass surgery.

        (4) Finally, as a minority, a tea party gathering is as appealing as Shar'iah court

        September 6, 2011 at 12:10 pm |
      • anas

        You are right, let's not fix any of the crumbling infrastructure, let's start looking like a 3rd world country, that will help us. You know how the old saying goes, you have to spend money to make money. With the majority of unemployed being construction workers, and the housing market in a slump, where do you think the construction jobs are going to come from Mr Smart Pants? Yes you may need to spend a trillion, but putting 1 million people back to work even averaging as little as $1000 income tax revenue, will get you that trillion back in a hurry, I am not even calculating additional revenue from the buying power a million people with jobs can create as well as additional jobs to meet their demands.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
      • gingersrule1

        The crooks are the free market and super rich. And who supports them while they own most of the wealth of our country and control the costs of things like healthcare which was at all time highs in Bush's presidency? Who controls the cost of education, drugs, electricity, food, and all of our resources that are constantly being raised in price? The housing market was being driven by the free market that the Republicans stand by fervently. Look what happened to it. Because houses finally got to the point where people couldn't afford them and they were seriously overpriced is why our housing market crashed. Not because the banks gave out bad loans. Because the market value of nearly every house in America was artificially ballooned to a point of no return. I feel like I'm one of the only people in this country that looks at a house loan where you pay in 20 years $600,000 for a $200,000 house so that their executives can still receive their billion dollar bonuses as a very horrible problem. I think Americans know this too. We are held hostage by these thieves. A rich person would just buy the house outright for cheaper than advertised with a check. While the poor are left with a debt they can hardly afford just so they can own something with their name on it. It is wrong America. Wake up and stop paying these crooks bonuses. Foreclose your house and get out and watch the system crumble and burn. It can be fun if you just have a good attitude about it.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
      • Sudhir

        John, a few counterpoints, to your series of counterpoints ...

        (1) Investment in infrastructure is needed, and does put people to work. It is unclear why you oppose or heckle this point beyond that it is being made by a President you do not support

        (2) The US postal-service is not doing well due to market competition, not to some unclear claim that it is being mismanaged by the President. Although there is a congressional budgetary process, the USPS is supported by sales of stamps and other goods. Competing against more effective private companies is what is eating at it's solvency.

        (3) The healthcare bill is necessary, although it needs revisions. Healthcare costs are going up and making American employees more expensive to hire. As a non-authoritarian democracy, we do not make laws to outlaw tobacco use, poor eating, obesity or lack of exercise. The tact taking with universal healthcare is to regulate costs where they are not needed as a way to incentivize preventive healthcare, and not speciality healthcare. To put it plainly, a healthy American is more productive and less expensive to hire ... preventive health management keeps them healthy, not bariatric surgery, insulin or cardiac bypass surgery.

        (4) Finally, as a minority, a tea party gathering is as appealing as ... a noose

        September 6, 2011 at 12:33 pm |
      • Wm in FL

        I believe Paul has forgotten the 1st rule of economics – the ONLY way to make money is to take it from someone else. If you continue to do this to the extent that the GOP have done, such as calling for a measly 2% tax break for a low income check to expire while calling the large cuts to obscenely large incomes off limits, then at some point there are no more dollars to go around. We haven't reached a point of national debt; we have reached a point of national greed.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:58 pm |
      • Wm in FL

        Correction, that was John who has forgotten the 1st rule...

        September 6, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
      • kerpluk01

        A few counter points to your points Sudhir:
        1. I don't think anyone is denying infrastructure corrections are needed, but the gov't is going to fund is all which means spend spend spend. Money we do not have. The gov't makes false assumptions that the money will be paid back in the time the assume. Who is going to pay it back, assuming the roads are not toll roads? We can't afford more spending, perhaps they can funnel money from other wasteful programs to fund this, that to me seems better.
        2. agreed, private organizations are far better to do this job than the gov't. The gov't can only run one thing efficiently and that is the military. The private sector (as a whole) is smarter than the gov't. See the IRS, everytime they make a new tax law, CPA and tax lawyers spend 1/4 day and find a way around it.
        3. Healthcare reform is necessary, but this policy is just plain silly. A one payer system will not work. This is ultimately a monoply and these are always ineffective. There are other methods that should be considered, tort reform, people should be allowed to purchase insurance across state lines, small business could pull resources together and buy a employee based plan, incentivise people to loose weight. Meaning, yes premiums should be higher for these people, but if they loose weight based on the previous year their premiums should be reduced as their burden has decreased.
        4. You sounded like a well spoken person until this comment. I am conservative economically and socially and this just proves your ignornace. You truly have no idea what the tea party stands for. I am not a member nor plan to be, but they stand for fiscal responsibility and nothing more. Yes they might have a social agenda but that is not being discussed b/c social issues are not important right now. Social issues will not change the world we live in. However, a fiscal gov't will. My state has a balance budget amendment why can't the gov't. Do you have a budget at home? Do you live in the black or red? If the red, that is your issue you would see nothing wrong w/ spending more than you take in. I am sure the tea party has their bad, ignorant participants but so does the liberal party. Have you heard the comments but some members of the black caucus? I really get on a soap box when people talk out of the wrong hole. The tea party didn't hold anyone hostage (I am assuming you feel this way) regarding the debt ceiling. You should really consider listening to some of them speak and really take it in. But if you see no problem with living in the red, then you will not understand. The size of our gov't is way to big. It needs to be cut by alot. I personally think that the budget shouldn't be changed for their next fiscal year. Rather every department should be cut 2% from what they spent today. This should be repeated until the books are balanced. I am not talking about paying the debt off, but payments coming in should = bills going out.

        September 6, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
      • ccastine

        without addressing any other issues, are you telling me fixing roads, bridges, schools and other infrasctructure is a bad thing? if not now, when? china and MANY other countries have flipped the table and now are way ahead of us in these categories. how long before we realize how detrimental this is? how long before you and the GOP realize the private sector has done nothing to create jobs, just continued to move them overseas.

        September 6, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
      • Chas in Iowa

        Right,....we need another tax break to see if this one might in some small way lead to some trickle down to us low lifes that work for a living.
        The GOP answer to jobs is just drop all the safety regulations and get rid of the EPA ans we'll make some real money,...I mean make more jobs.

        September 6, 2011 at 1:33 pm |
      • asdf

        Obama the political n00b will just cave when the Republicans say no. We need a Bill Clinton fighting for us not a Jimmy Carter.

        September 6, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
      • Realist

        Today, as we face financial and political crises, it's useful to remember that the ravages of the Great Depression hit Germany and the United States alike. Through the 1930s, however, Hitler and Roosevelt chose very different courses to bring their nations back to power and prosperity.
        Germany's response was to use government to empower corporations and reward the society's richest individuals, privatize much of the commons, stifle dissent, strip people of constitutional rights, and create an illusion of prosperity through continual and ever-expanding war. America passed minimum wage laws to raise the middle class, enforced anti-trust laws to diminish the power of corporations, increased taxes on corporations and the wealthiest individuals, created Social Security, and became the employer of last resort through programs to build national infrastructure, promote the arts, and replant forests.
        To the extent that our Constitution is still intact, the choice is again ours.

        September 6, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
      • Rob

        John, I don't disagree that Obama has been unable to reverse the mess he was given and in fact may have made it worse. However, I still have yet to hear any actionable idea besides another darn tax cut from the GOP. I have yet to hear the direction they plan to take us? We are living with the direction that tax cuts and deregulation have taken us to. What are they going to do differently? What are they actually going to do? Commerical is nice and all, but I hear nothing of a plan. In the same way it was a mistake to vote for Obama simply because he wasn't Bush, we are about to do the same thing again.

        September 6, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
      • Jill

        Funny thing about those "job creators"; they haven't created jobs in all these years of tax breaks for the wealthy, the "job creators". And, by the way, Peter has something like 42 percent of financial wealth in the U.S.. To suggest that the millions of us who work hard and pay our taxes are freeloaders is to forget where you come from. "Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed," "Labor is the superior of capital and deserves much the higher consideration," Abe Lincoln. The blood and sweat behind Labor Day – CNN.com

        September 6, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
      • daninga

        The Economy works by supply and demand !! If people don't have JOBS there is no demand.....Giving the rich tax breaks do not make a demand !! putting people to work dose!!!

        September 6, 2011 at 9:12 pm |
      • Howard

        Obama is by far the WORST president this country has ever had. His entire resume and credentials were fabricated. He was never properly vetted. Electing Obama was like ... 'vote for it, to find out what's in it' ... and, once he got elected, we found out what a huge mistake it was. America is much, much more important than this empty suit. To save America, we must dump Obama as soon as possible.

        September 6, 2011 at 11:15 pm |
      • John

        Typical lib deflections, I never said do not fix roads and bridges. – How much do you think the federal, state and local governments spend on roads, bridges and the like today? Tolls alone, which are dedicated to the upkeep of roads and bridges, take in hundreds of billions each year. The total is in the trillions folks. And, what happen to all the money from stimulas for "shovel ready projects"? Now you libs want to dedicate more money

        September 7, 2011 at 7:15 am |
      • frespech

        I haven't heard the Presidents speech yet but I have heard yours.
        What exactly are you offering for solutions?
        Let me guess. Give the corporations a tax break-give the rich tax breaks because everybody knows how well that trickle down economics works. Just ask anyone who has any memory of Ronald Reagan.
        Am I on the right track?

        September 7, 2011 at 11:17 am |
      • matt

        who are these people that are "actually working" to create jobs? You surely cant be referring to these GOP protected corporations. We've seen it time and again how the rich lobby for tax breaks under the guise of creating more jobs. Here is the tried and true outcome: executives get bonuses and golden parachutes. The age old republican philosophy of trickle down economics DOES NOT WORK! I know its hard for the RNC to hear but Ronald Regan lied to you. Deregulation and lack of corporate over-site got us into this mess. I can speak from experience as I also am president of an L.L.C. Believe me, if you own the company you can get away with ALOT.

        September 7, 2011 at 11:40 am |
    • nathaniel lindsey

      DA: I hope that That the president will not be intimidated by the Teapublicans. i also hope that we don't see the Republican Party going against the President just to satisfy their own base. I have given up on the Teapublicans, but on this problem which is jobs, I don't believe that they are concerned with the Majority of the American people, but if they can work with this President, and look beyond hate, and mistrust, and do what America wants. Jobs!

      September 6, 2011 at 11:32 am |
    • tj

      I wouldn't expect anything more from CNN supporters. These comments are so untrue and ignorant. You people don't have a clue of what is going on... not a clue! Educate yourselves and try a little fair and balanced FOX NEWS! Do you really like the way the country is now? DO you really think giving more money to free loaders are going to stimulate the economy? Do you really think the Democraps are out for your best interest...really? I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. Thomas Jefferson Thank God the Republicans have control of Congress because look what Obama has done in 2 short years. We will take it back in 2012 and you can all Thank us later. I would rather save America than a bunch of fre loaders her want handouts period!

      September 6, 2011 at 11:35 am |
      • Tony

        You lost your argument the minute you wrote "Fox News." Anyone who believes what that network spews is an idiot and shouldn't be allowed out of the house without protective headgear on. Crawl back into the dark ignorant hole you climbed out of.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
      • Steve

        TJ, if your not a millionaire, your a racist or ignorant (and if your the first than your both) because the GOP only needs your vote, cause they really don't give a crap about the middle and lower class. Go back to Faux News.

        September 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
      • Snoohki

        Actually, thanking you ignorant, bull-headed, civilization-destroying, paranoid right-wingers is pretty much the opposite of what I have in mind. May your ranks be gifted with Darwin Award nominations.

        September 6, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
      • Michael T Murphy

        TJ You say Fox news the same company owned by the crook who hacked into Phone lines of a missing girls parents and her phone, How crude is that? Do you really believe Fox is anything other the a right wing forum for Murdock's agenda? Man talk about having your head in the sand. Wake up man what your watching is not news it is right wing propaganda

        September 6, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
      • tmef

        Democraps. Thats sounds like something a 2 year old was say. What a joke Fox news. You are really smart.

        September 6, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
      • Mike, Albany

        tj: When your message is full of grammatical errors, incomplete sentences, and improper capitalization, it is hard to take serious what you have written. Maybe you should proofread before you post. Unfortunately, this is symptomatic of the current direction of our country - the dumbing down of America. Most of it seems to come from obvious Republicans whose posts seem like they were written by underperforming third graders. Sorry, but I'd rather listen to a liberal with a Ph.D. (e.g. Rachel Maddow) then anyone on Faux News, and would certainly rather have someone with an education running the country.

        September 6, 2011 at 1:48 pm |
      • Fred Evil

        "try a little fair and balanced FOX NEWS"
        The most flagrantly partisan 'news' organization on the planet?! Holy cow, al Qaeda's marketing is less slanted!!

        September 6, 2011 at 1:50 pm |
      • LOL@FoxNews

        Fair and Balanced by A$$. Fox News is the attack dog of the Republican Party, it is not even CLOSE to fair and balanced. The only people who watch and believe what Fox News says are racist rednecks, old people suffering from Dementia, morons who believe in anything they hear without doing research, uneducated fools, rich people who rob the poor for financial gain, and oil company execs.

        September 6, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
      • billied

        Tj you are really shallow, uninformed and completely out of the loop. You must listen to endless talk radio because you are pre programmed, just as the republican party and the t-party conservative clueless truly hope many more of your kind are.
        On that point alone they have succeeded handily. But they will fail in doing any more harm to the rest of us.
        The thing that I would like to know, that your joke of a comment failed to include, is just who you intend to vote for in 2012?
        It is time for the punchline.....

        September 6, 2011 at 6:20 pm |
      • LaughingVergil

        let's start with a bit of background. I watch Fox News, I used to listen to Rush Limbaugh, and I was a Republican for more than 30 years. Unfortunately for your position here, I also research source documents, listen to other news providers, and do not take things at face value as presented by Fox.

        "Do you really like the way the country is now?" Duh. No. However, you DO remember that during our last President's term is when the huge surge of unemplyoment started, right? And that the numbers joining the unemployed only started to decrease after the current President came into office? These are verifiable facts. So, the net effect of the current administation in re: Jobs appears to be positive. Other issues are debatable.

        "DO you really think giving more money to free loaders are going to stimulate the economy?" No. However, how are you defining "freeloaders". Do you mean the out-of-work construction workers who would be put to work with an infrastructure improvement plan? Do you mean the unemployed (where, yes, there are some who are freeloading, but the majority are actively looking for work)? Do you mean the companies receiving tax benefits and rebates, so they end up paying zero taxes on a billion dollar profit? Define your terms as they apply to this debate, and an intelligent discussion could ensue.

        "Do you really think the Democra[t]s are out for your best interest[?]" No more than I believe Republicans are out for my (or your) best interest – that is, some are, but most are driven by looking for power / prestige / money more than they are about the general welfare. However, there are some on both sides – I suggest you stop broad-swathing, and look at individuals.

        "Thank God the Republicans have control of Congress because look what Obama has done in 2 short years." See above in re: Jobs. What have the Republicans put forward to help the jobs situation? Tax cuts ARE NOT WORKING – we have had huge cuts in place since what... 2002?... when President Bush and Congress put them in place, and they haven't helped significantly.

        The Laffer Curve, which is what drives the conversation of "If you cut taxes, revenue will rise", has a side that many people ignore – there comes a point when cutting taxes just cuts revenue. If you don't believe that, then cut all taxes to zero, and watch the government's revenue rise to infinity. I believe, based on years of real-world experience, that we are past the point of decreasing returns. To optimize both the economy and government revenues, we now need to increase revenues to return to the peak of the Laffer Curve.

        Cut unneeded programs? Absolutely. But Medicare and Social Security are only unneeded if you are willing to go back to seniors starving and freezing to death for lack of money for heat (or even lodging) and / or food, or people dying because of diseases that can be cured simply and cheaply. (I hear echoes of Scrooge "Then they should [die], and decrease the surplus population.") Charity didn't take care of these people before – why should we believe that it will now? Has human nature changed, somehow, since Social Security was put in place? Other programs proposed for cutting save us more in the long run than the cuts save – some save as much as $5 of taxpayer money for each $1 spent, which in a business would be considered an investment in efficiency, but in current Republican politics is presented as a giveaway to the (poor/sick/foreigners/drug users/unmarried mothers/whatever). Look at the details before saying that an expenditure is just a cost. And actually verify the facts – don't just accept what a talker or a newscast presents to you as The Truth. Thinking can save our country. Hate, fear, anger, and knee-jerk reactions will only send us farther down the road to a collapsed society.

        September 6, 2011 at 8:07 pm |
      • Susan42

        Fair and Balanced Fox News? Did you really say that? LMAO

        September 6, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
      • frespech

        Fair and balanced Fox news. I almost had a stroke. Are you a Fox News shareholder or did Rupert tell you to write this?

        September 7, 2011 at 11:20 am |
    • Jay in NC

      Republicans came into power this year Jan 20, 2011. The election was held last year.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
      • Maude

        This is not a instant fix. What Bush and cronies did will take years to fix.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
      • Doug

        True but the campaigned heavily using rhetoric and that they could succeed in stopping Obama's agenda and they have BUT the problem is that Obama's agenda was getting America back to work and trying to improve the lives of all of us. So congrats GOP you succeed in stopping America from being able to recover from policies that the previous administration failed to police. America recovering or being successful means the GOP doesn't have a shot in 2012. The need to stop playing politics with our lives.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:21 pm |
      • Russell Brown

        Together my Brothers and sisters of America
        We are going defeat the Republicans/teaparty
        we going to begin a new struggle a sublime
        srruggle which will lead our country to peace
        prosperity and together America
        we are going to establish social justice and make
        sure everyone has just remuneation for his labor ,
        we have know ironies insults blows that we endured Because the Republicans/the teaparty
        Have forget the hardworking people of america
        join and support President Obama who says yes
        can not understand why the Republicans have turn their back on the america people
        famlies have lost their homes /jobs /pride healthcare
        how can you vote for the party of no /Republicans.

        September 6, 2011 at 9:22 pm |
    • Joe

      6 years of democrats controlling congress.... 2 years of Obama getting EVERYTHING he wanted... Liberals refusing to make a budget last year causing the USA credit rating to fall. Democrats are stupid.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
      • Maude

        At least they are not war mongering thieving bafoons. Not only Bush destroyed the US, he pretty near destoryed the rest of the planet. The entire GOP needs smelly shoes thrown at them.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
      • gingersrule1

        Joe. You are stupid. The reason the credit rating fell was because of the bickering between the two supposedly. The main fact that has escaped your brilliant mind is that the debt ceiling being raised has never been contested in our nations history like it was this time. The reason being that all of our politicians know that costs are constantly rising because of the free market so everything costing more will need to be reflected by the debt ceiling being raised. Obama is just doing what he has to. We've heard them say that it won't matter because all they have to do is print more money and Republicans know that's the truth. This country won't fall for another Republican because the young people will never again allow someone who supports the super rich and not the poor to become president. Wait and see. Or better yet. Get out on the streets on this campaign trail and watch what happens with your own eyes. It's gonna get crazy.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
      • Michelle

        "6 years of democrats controlling congress.... 2 years of Obama getting EVERYTHING he wanted... Liberals refusing to make a budget last year causing the USA credit rating to fall. Democrats are stupid."

        The democrats had a majority in congress with the Republicans still able to fillibuster everything...and they have. Obama HASN'T gotten EVERYTHING he wanted by any means. He gutted his health care bill to what the GOP wanted, and then the GOP turned around and still didn't want to vote for what they proposed in the first place. Oh and it's the Republican controlled house's job to pass a budget you idiot.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:35 pm |
      • Knmer1808

        Maude – "at least they are note warmongering..." are you kidding me? Have you missed the actions of the "peace prize" president? The most drone attacks, increasing troops in Afghan, Iraq, starting Libya...

        September 6, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
      • nagrom

        Excuse me Joe but if you had half a brain you would be dangerous. Do you not remember that in 2010 Repukes took control of the House and I do mean control. Nothing Obama has proposed since then has been supported by the House. They have negated him every step of the way. He has compromised to appease them. They have not and have blatantly stated that they would not support any of his proposals. The reason we went in to bad credit resulted from the bickering over the debt ceiling. Obama proposed a 4 trillion dollar debt reduction with a request to lift the tax for corporations and the wealthy. The repukes negated that and he had to settle for a 2 trillion dollar debt reduction and only 900billion for the first 6 months. We now have a super congress delegated to determine where the budget reductions are going to take place. You know where the Repukes are going with this? SS Medicare Medicaid. Kill the sick and elderly and remove them from the "handout" roles. Even though they paid in to the systems for the better part of their lives. No Joe Rethink if with your other half a brain and realize what a mockery these Teabaggers are making of the Office of President and the USA Even European countries are hanging their heads in disbelief at the disrespect for the President of the USA.

        September 6, 2011 at 1:09 pm |
      • chris

        8 years of Bush, enough said

        September 6, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
      • Wired


        Seriously? War Monger? First off, combat troops were pulled out of a country we should of never been in in the first place. Speaking of Iraq, did you know that the only thing we did was switch which unfriendly natives were on top? Prepare for worse human rights violations from the government we propped up once we are no longer there.
        Second. Libya. If you even compare this to Iraq you are an idiot. There is a world of difference between a joint international action designed to prevent genocide and mass murder(Bosnia, Libya), and a war on a country fueled by post 9/11 rage and falsified intel(Iraq). Troops are just being relocated to where they SHOULD of been to begin with(Afghanistan).
        On one hand you have Warmongering(Bush administration), and cleaning up the horrible strategies left over from the previous administration(Obama).

        September 6, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
      • Deborah

        I don't know how you can say Obama gets everything he wants. The health care bill was signed into law only because Obama used up most of his political capital focused on this one issue single-mindely for months. Not one Republican backed the bill even though the Democrats changed it over and over to try to get bipartisan support. Since then, hardly anything has gone his way. The Republicans, and particularly the Tea Party people, put party before country and try to block anything that has a Democratic whiff to it. Their focus on taxes and determination to starve the government coffers until they can package the entire government in a box and smash it, has cut off the ability of either party to get anything through. Go back to the example of Prohibition and see the similarities; a very vocal minority felt very strongly about an issue and they were successful in passing a law and AMENDED THE CONSTITUTION that ultimately had to be repealed because the effects were hurting the country at large. This name calling and assuming that your opponents are knuckleheads (to say it politely) is leading us down a ruinous path. Build a bridge and get over it or we shall all rue the day a group decided to name itself after a famous historical incident (and, typically, misinterpreted the meaning of the tea party) and "take on Washington". I already do and so do many others who have bothered to understand the historical context of The Boston Tea Party.

        September 6, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
      • Nick

        Maude, typical response from liberals... blame big bad Bush.

        September 6, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
      • frespech

        The only thing stupid are your comments.

        September 7, 2011 at 11:22 am |
    • crazyvermont

      lol two problem here....Dems did have both houses of Congress and passed a convoluted mess called a stimulus and unemployment soared. I also remember just last August Obama promised a jobs speech after coming back from vacationing at same spot................seems like Ground Hogs Day movie. Guy is unequivocally unprepared to propose a business plan for a lemonade stand let alone the greatest nation on earth,

      September 6, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
      • Fred Evil

        Point of order, the Dems did NOT have both houses.

        September 6, 2011 at 1:51 pm |
      • billied

        Lol... the joke is you....
        Truly small minded individuals such as yourself and a few others on this blog think this is funny.
        It's not, and, you should be careful who you talk to in person with your way of thinking, you might realize just how wrong you are if the whuppn' stops long enough to allow you to come to your lol senses.

        September 6, 2011 at 6:44 pm |
      • LaughingVergil

        "Dems did have both houses of Congress and passed a convoluted mess called a stimulus"

        Remember that Both sides supported the stimulus – only 16 people voted Nay to the stimulus act, a truth often forgotten when discussing this act. Was it a mess? Yes – it included far too much in the way of tax cuts requested by the Republicans (39.6% of the stimulus) which did nothing to stimulate the economy, and the remainder was too small to really jump start growth. Instead, all it really did was add a parachute to the fall, slowing the collapse and providing a softer landing than the full Depression that was otherwise expected.

        "...and unemployment soared." The truth is more like "... and unemployment continued to grow, but the rate started decreasing, until a year later we stopped losing jobs and started adding them."

        "I also remember just last August Obama promised a jobs speech after coming back from vacationing at same spot" – you mean the one he gave on Labor Day 2010, that proposed a jobs plan that the Republicans immediately killed? Yes, he gave the speech. Republicans said no, and now are claiming he never gave a speech on jobs. That pretty much describes the current pattern of misinformation provided by Republicans, alas.

        PLEASE don't believe the latest slurs put out, unless you are actually willing to check things out. Otherwise, you can come off as nothing more than ignorant, or simply hateful.

        September 6, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
    • Howard

      The empty suit messiah, who has never had a job himself, has no idea of how to build a successful business, which in turn employs others. He thinks the government can just hand out unlimited amounts of money to unproductive citizens, who are on the public dole, just as he is. A business must be profitable, according to the laws of supply and demand, in order to survive, grow, prosper, and employ people. The Republicans understand this common reality, buy you pseudo intellectual liberals think a business exists merely to supply jobs ... and, if that doesn't work, you want the government to simply print and distribute more money. You liberals like making condescending, snarky remarks about the real working Americans, who are carrying your weight. You demand that more laws be passed to protect and coddle union workers, so that the rest of non-union America pay for the bloated wages and pensions of union workers. It's the liberal fools who will bring down our entire economy.

      September 6, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
      • Michael T Murphy

        You sir are a fool for what you have posted is a lie and just not true. First, of all it was the Republicans who, understanding business so well, relaxed and voted against regulations for banks allowing the mortgages default that sunk our economy. Second, your President Bush lost more jobs in his run then any president since the great depression. Third You just doont understan the history of the labor unions in this country. They are the ones who fought for child labor laws, womans rights , vacations, paid sick leave, pregnacy leave and every other normal right a person has when working for a company

        September 6, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
      • Michael T Murphy

        You sir are a fool for what you have posted is a lie and just not true. First, of all it was the Republicans who, understanding business so well, relaxed and voted against regulations for banks allowing the mortgages default that sunk our economy. Second, your President Bush lost more jobs in his run then any president since the great depression. Third You just don't understand the history of the labor unions in this country. They are the ones who fought for child labor laws, woman's rights , vacations, paid sick leave, pregnancy leave and every other normal right a person has when working for a company. I dont know what you do for a living but unless you own your own company you can thank the union for your wages being what they are.

        September 6, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
    • James

      It is amazing that the President actually accomplished anything with the Republicans even willing to destroy America if thats what it takes to make President Obama a one term President.
      I just read this article about the GOP tactics .

      GOP Defector Spills the Beans !


      September 6, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
    • virtualgd

      Typical comment from the libtards.

      September 6, 2011 at 3:05 pm |
    • Howard

      Obama's M.O. is to have his stooges, thugs and henchmen, like Hoffa, do his dirty work for him ... while he keeps himself at arm's length. And, when their underhanded deeds do happen to lead back to Obama, additional stooges, as well as the mainstream media, are poised to implement the cover ups, which further protect Obama's phony, dishonest, fabricated image.

      September 6, 2011 at 6:53 pm |
    • Peace & Love

      Washington needs some cleansing. Donkeys, elephants, those fat cars (loby) hearding them, they all need to go. All they care about is their own interest.
      Next year, I will make sure I go vote but my ballot will be empty. Too much BS.

      September 7, 2011 at 4:18 am |
    • nan

      Hello, The president has had three (3) years to focus on jobs and never did. He also pushed for a budget since we were coming to end with what monies we had to spend and even the monies we did not have. It is so like liberals to promote name calling and declare war on other Americans and sit back to accept the free monies. Gee, why is America fat? Becasue no one works anymore. I am not a republican but so far in the past couple of months I have heard nothing from them as to incite violence or calling anyone names. The LIBERAL group spends more time name calling and asking to create war among theie own that is is a bit scary. Both parties have good and bad. The liberals have their Tea party – the Uinions who threaten and strong arm people, swear and work to create a war zone for all of us. Maybe you are a violent person but I am not. My father was a union worker.. Back then we needed them. With time I believe the unions lost site of their duties and begin giving the money from people paying them to the parties who would allow them to run wild. Unfortunately, the Unions, not any political party is responsible for our losing so many companies. When people are paid 25-30 dollars an hour to sweep floors and can have bad work records that is not protecting the consumer who buys the products of these companies. I know a person from a few years agio who said they went to work drinking and assembling cars and never worried as the union would protect them. I do not know about you but I do not want that person assembling the vehicle I will be driving. – We need to pay our debts and get free of China- Did you ever see the commercial with China having a class full of their students and it ends as we own America? I prefer to live as we do having our freedoms. Maybe you not so much!

      September 7, 2011 at 1:42 pm |
    • Ann Marie


      September 7, 2011 at 7:11 pm |
  2. no to pork obama

    Maybe obama should talk about civility again, haha, all talk, maybe we should bring back targets and discuss taking out others, but obamas words are nothing of kindness so lets take it to those who threaten us and target them as they target us, it is time for them to understand that pay backs are HELL, you speak of taking us out, be careful of your words or we shall target you in the same way. What is good for the goose also works for the gander.

    September 6, 2011 at 9:43 am |
    • Jill-IN

      Scary – you are really sick – scary.

      September 6, 2011 at 10:24 am |
      • nan

        you think that is sick? What about the unions calling for war and taking each other out? I call that that sicker.

        September 7, 2011 at 1:45 pm |
    • WHOOSH

      What in the world are you talking about? What are you attempting to say? Are you threatening the life of the President of the United States of America?, or are you just ranting? There is a serious and significant difference! You must leave the library NOW!

      September 6, 2011 at 10:34 am |
      • tabby

        he is talking about the TREAT that HOFFA made yesterday about the tea party quote~"LETS TAKE THE SONS-OF -B*TCHES OUT"

        September 6, 2011 at 11:00 am |
      • John

        I guess you missed Hoffa yesterday just before BO came on?

        September 6, 2011 at 11:28 am |
      • billied

        You give this dude too much credit, a library?
        I'm betting this guy met his current squeeze by reading her phone number off of a bathroom stall wall, at the same dive bar that the rest of these dim bulbs hang out at

        September 6, 2011 at 6:56 pm |
    • D

      Maybe your IP address should be handed over to the secret service and you be arrested for make theats on the people and the President of the United States.

      September 6, 2011 at 11:17 am |
    • Maude

      People like you are a waste of time and space on this Planet. Please do something where you can go back to your maker forthwith never to return.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:05 pm |
    • Robert

      Please go back to your trailer or rock

      September 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
    • JohnDHater

      You are a coward and you're not going to do anything when Obama is re-elected but remain mad in your mother's basement!!!!

      September 6, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
      • virtualgd

        You libs are so pathetic.

        September 6, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
    • MTATL67

      I heard no outrage when Blamin Palin had target maps. I heard not outrage when the fiscal terrorist from S. Carolina talked about killing President. I heard no outrage when the President was called a “tar baby”. I've said others have said it that the extremist and fiscal terrorist have taken the political process and thrown it into the gutter. If the right don't like the rhetoric they have no one to thank but themselves. Typical bully mentality. All of sudden there is outrage and I can only think of this cliché "Can dish it but can't take".

      September 6, 2011 at 5:09 pm |
  3. Texas Doc

    And the GOP is going to convince their corporate masters to let go of some of the cash that they have been hoarding? Not very likely. The GOP has no plan. Republicans have absolutely no idea of how to serve the needs of the people. They are actively engaged in trying to make things worse. That is treasonous and unAmerican.

    September 6, 2011 at 9:46 am |
    • WHOOSH

      No. Here's the deal. The republicant's and big businesses have conspired to withold any investments in jobs and the economy for the next 18 months, keeping the jobless numbers high and the economy tanked, so Pres Obama will lose the election (won't happen), in return when the republican'ts are back in power they will return the favor with more tax-cuts and deregulations and union busting. Why else would big businesses we gave money to refuse to give back to the country. Remember, you heard it here first!

      September 6, 2011 at 10:42 am |
      • D

        Excellent analogy

        September 6, 2011 at 11:15 am |
      • smarter than you.

        Wow. You're truly an idiot.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:02 pm |
      • Maude

        I totaly agree. Bush handed you billions of dollars to these cooperations befor he left. They sustain themselves without doing much of anything for years to come. God help us all.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
      • George

        I have been saying this for a long time. They,GOP never wanted him to do good. They were a party of no no since he took office. Not one thing did they ever said yes to. Was this whole thing was a set up from the begining. Did they know the country would be coming apart. What do u think.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:10 pm |
      • Bill

        Spot on. The repubs can not win the election unless the economy is in the tank. They must keep the unemploy rate high and the economy in the toilet in order to win next year. They are always for party and NOT for America.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:13 pm |
      • dave

        You should research More, Talk Less! Either you didn't do your homework, or your nose is growing!!

        September 6, 2011 at 12:42 pm |
      • richm

        Finally someone speaks the truth. That's what I have been saying for months.

        September 6, 2011 at 1:52 pm |
    • nathaniel lindsey

      If Priviatizing Social Security was such a good deal It would have been done under the Bush or the Clinton Administration. Where would the money come from.? I hope you are talking about putting in the hands of Stock investors? If so we would have nothing now.

      September 6, 2011 at 11:41 am |
      • nathaniel lindsey

        My previous comment has has been placed for moderation?

        September 6, 2011 at 11:44 am |
    • carl

      The plan is simple, Cut, Cap and Balance! Stop the silly talk, and debate the facts. It is the President who dosn't have a plan written down to be scored or debated, all the Preseident and the Dem's have right now is rehertic and a tella-promtor...

      September 6, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
      • dieselbug

        Cut, Cap & Balance? The ONLY way to stimulate the economy is to invest in infrastructure projects (i.e. government spends money on roads, bridges , railways etc to get people back to work so they can pay taxes and increase the revenue to Fed) – this has been proven many times over in US history. The "trickle down effect" has been proven to be COMPLETELY USELESS in turning economies around, or creating jobs for that matter. All it does is line the pockets of the (already) wealthy with more money that they don't spend.
        All the GOP has done since Obama came to office is obstruct all paths to improvement – they want to oust him as President at ANY & ALL COSTS TO THE US POPULATION! They do not care about anyone who has been out of work, or can't afford to feed their families – all they care about is creating an unstable and weak economic structure in an effort to prevent Obama from re-election. But we are too smart to not recognize what they are up to – the realization may come too late for us all – until the GOP steps back and LISTENS to the electorate we have no hope of getting out of this hole. Obama has reached across the aisle many times and has given in to GOP demands too often – it is time he stands firm and calls the GOP out for what they are – self-centered, corporate sponsored obstructionists.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
      • coflyboy

        WOW. Where di you get THAT from?

        September 6, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
      • nagrom

        And the Teabaggers and Repukes have a boner. Just trying to figure out more ways to discredit and embarrass the office of the President of the USA. Cynical, disrespectful band of a lynch mob. Nothing more nothing less.

        September 6, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
    • GordoTaco

      I read this board for a little lunchtime humor. It is absolutely amazing at the 'talking point' commentary here. Do people actually believe what they are writing? Do they even know what they are talking about? My fav today was a lame attempt to reference Keynesyan Economic Theory – even he didnt believe in uncontrolled deficit spending or perpetual multipliers. I just read one that says Obama has had a laser like focus on jobs...........the problem it has only been in reference to his

      September 6, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
  4. Bruce

    New slogan: It's the Republican's Stupid! I think that's catch on since the last two times they won the majority the house the economy tanked!!

    September 6, 2011 at 10:00 am |
    • tj

      The pot calling the kettle black there.... Name calling is all you have. People won't fall for it this time. Trying to start a fire to divert attention away from the dem wits won't work. You all need a new plan or you will lose!!!

      September 6, 2011 at 11:42 am |
      • dieselbug

        "you all need a new plan"? – what exactly is the GOP plan? Trickle down doesn't work – increasing employee payroll tax contributions will slow consumer spending . . . . We MUST remove the Bush tax cuts and give the government some revenue to spend on infrastructure projects (proven to improve the economy).
        Stop posting soundbites and educate yourself – the party you espouse has no interest in improving our nation's economy – they only want to stop the President from doing anything. Anything at all. They are the dictionary definition of obstructionists.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
    • Liz

      Seriously, Bruce? I don't label myself as Republican or Democrat, but please do yourself and the world a favor "check yourself before you wreck yourself." Your grammar is ridiculously pathetic. Did you complete 3rd grade?

      September 6, 2011 at 12:07 pm |
    • sam9962


      September 6, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
    • Angus001

      Wow! You spent all weekend in your trailer to come up with that cute quip. Congratulations!

      September 6, 2011 at 12:42 pm |
  5. james Miller, a Texan

    And their answer to the jobs crisis will be tax breaks for corporations, including "small" business, more free trade, less gov`t regulations, closing corp. tax loopholes, extending Bush tax breaks for the wealthy AND repealing ObamaCare. The same ole, same ole crap that got us where we`re at now !!!! ----– Classic example of a "trickle down" jobs plan. Give me a break, will ya !?!?!? -- Eco. 101 -COMPANIES HIRE WHEN THEY HAVE A DEMAND-- it`s called CUSTOMERS.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:08 am |
  6. Jess C

    This just cracks me up! It's like a cat crapping in the cat box and blaming the dog. The GOP has sorely lost it's way thinking we are falling for "It's all Obama's fault". Heck, they never took an ounce of accountability for the economy they help destroy. Does anyone remember losing 700,000 jobs/month in '08....pre-Obama? What is WRONG with this country to fall for such BS? Do we have collective amnesia? How are those tax breaks for the wealthy working so far; where are all those jobs Boehner and his cronies promised to get your votes? G'bye GOP....you are lying hypocrites.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:10 am |
    • gayjesus

      The sheelpe will follow the Republicans to their own demise, so don't underestimate the power of hatred. It amazes me that the Republicans can get people to vote against their own self interest.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
    • zoan24

      The sad thing Jesse C, is people have forgotten so quickly and are falling for the Repubs bs without even thinking for themselves.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
    • sam9962

      RIGHT ON JESS! It's our job to keep reminding the amnesiacs out there. The TRUTH will set them free. Most souls are lost forever..like blind sheep, however there's a huge block of independents and borderline conservative republicans that understand economics 101. DEMOCRATS UNITED FOR OUR COUNTRY!!!

      September 6, 2011 at 12:33 pm |
    • dave

      I think you should research More, Talk Less! Either you didn't do your homework, or your nose is growing!!

      September 6, 2011 at 12:44 pm |
  7. dennis

    Everyone knows Obama can only do so much. If the Republicans and the big named companies that the tax payers and Obama help save would stop being so greedy and hire folk then Obamas job is done. But we all know that's the bottom line. To keep our, yours and their President from looking like a problem solver. If they (Repugs, Tea partiers) could do more or do different, why do they cheat the system on everything?

    I wish I could come to work everyday and tell my boss that I will not work for him and still have a job. Oh, I'm sorry work with him, because you know that pisses them off to know they have to work for him now.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:12 am |
  8. Paul

    The republican's stated #1 goal: Make Obama a 1 term president. They will do EVERYTHING in their power to prevent 1 job from being created prior to the election, lest Obama get a speck of credit. They are evil, hypocritical and just plain bad people for pretending that they care one IOTA about average Americans.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:12 am |
  9. Irma in North Carolina

    I cant believe the american people would believe anything the tea party republicans have to say. They should be brought down on there knees for destroying our country. They will say NOI to everything the president tries to do.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:18 am |
  10. michael

    Really now? Accusing the president of playing the blame game? I'm not an Obama supporter but I really don't know how to respond to something like that.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:19 am |
  11. Jill-IN

    The Goofy Old Party of No and Hell No – what is new here. Obstructionism, division, hatred, inability to deal with issues and put jobs bills on the floor of Congress – we are closing in on 300 days for this Congress and they haven't done a damn thing to help the American people. That's what they ran on "jobs, jobs, jobs". And then in come the clowns. If 90% of us are working and 10% have been trying to find work and do things to improve their skills, then why oh why doesn't this GOP Congress want to help them? Just why do they hate the American people so much that they won't help them.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:22 am |
    • Jay in NC

      This Congress started on Jan 20, 2011.
      It has been 229 days.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:11 pm |
    • Muldoon in Ohio

      Other than labeling Obama as an extreme left-wing liberal, I believe one of the real underlying problems the Republicans have with him is simply one of racial prejudice.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm |
      • Stephen

        spot on

        September 6, 2011 at 1:12 pm |
    • Grundoon

      Uh, actually we are at day 230 since I believe they were sworn in 1/19/11. Today is day 249, according to the Julian Calendar, – 19 days is 230. But I do smell what you're cookin', kitty cat, and am in total agreement otherwise.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
  12. yellowdog

    Since it is abundantly clear that what ever President Obama proposes on any topic will be opposed by The Party of No, he would be well advised to take a page from Harry Truman's playbook and repeatedly refer to the right as obstructionist SOB's interested only in their own jobs and the welfare of the wealthiest who buy the elections for them.

    Going a bit further back, a New Deal type of jobs proposal based on proven Keynesian economics espoused by Paul Krugman and even Chris Matthews will go a lot further toward putting people to work who will then spend and get the private sector going again. Of course it is DOA, but that's when you refer to Boehner, Cantor et al as partisan hacks and watch their heads explode.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:25 am |
  13. Larry L

    The same corporations who shipped their work offshore are now funding the efforts to block the President's efforts to get the economy moving. The elite class needs the Republican Party to ensure their dominance over the working people and to prevent a more reasonable distribution of wealth. When the right-wing Supreme Court majority ruled to throw out accountability for campaign financing, the ultra-rich were handed the keys to the "swift boats". The 2012 election is about huge corporate money generating emotional hot-button issues to fire-up the undereducated Tea Party radicals. We'll see if Americans rise to the hate radio bait or choose to follow President Obama, a deeply dedicated leader and talented diplomat.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:29 am |
    • WHOOSH

      DITTO, MR. Miller, A Texan!

      September 6, 2011 at 10:46 am |
    • tabby

      the only place obama has lead is is down the toilet and into the sewer!!!!!!!!

      September 6, 2011 at 11:06 am |
    • dave

      Research More, Talk Less! Either you didn't do your homework, or your nose is growing!!

      September 6, 2011 at 12:40 pm |
    • RTinKC

      Why is it that if someone from the way right spouts conspiracy theories they are called out on it and called "Conspiracy Nuts" but Iif some way left wing nut spouts conspiracy theories about the rich and elite no one wants to do the same.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:41 pm |
  14. MN Mom

    Seriously, who is the GOP fooling anymore?? Anyone who buys into the GOP jobs plan - slash regulations, slash spending, and massive tax cuts - is an idiot. Too little regulation and too many tax cuts are two of the main reasons we have the economic problems and the debt that we have today - and the GOP wants more of both! Massive spending cuts will send up deeper into a recession and possibly into a despression as those cuts cause lost jobs which we certainly don't need now and which will make our economic problems worse. President Obama has good ideas, but can never get them past the GOP which wants him to fail more than they want our economy to recover. OBAMA 2012 - I don't agree with him on everything, but he is head and shoulders above the GOP stupidity of repeating the same mistakes and expecting a different result.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:29 am |
  15. eunice a


    September 6, 2011 at 10:30 am |
    • e aranet

      So you can keep your food stamp?

      September 6, 2011 at 10:43 am |
  16. james Miller, a Texan

    Obama needs to grow a set of "cahones". And go on the attack, challenging the Repubs to put the middle class in the forfront. - As in China now, the WORKING MIDDLE CLASS is driving their economy. --They have jobs, not because factories were opened with tax incentives, but hired as demand increased.--- VOTE all incumbents out of office in `12.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:43 am |
    • Casey

      The Chinese government in fact gives MASSIVE tax breaks, incentives, and loopholes to the companies that it often hand-picks for certain projects. I am just as infuriated as you by our politicians playing games with our economy, but it doesn't merit looking at the Chinese system through rose-colored glasses.

      September 6, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
  17. wishing

    Why aren't we allowed to Flag inappropriate (down right scary) comments? CNN, you need to be monitoring this closely if you don't solicit commentator help doing so.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:49 am |
  18. wishing

    My fellow Americans, the GOTParty is in favor of privatizing Social Security and Medicare. This means your funds would now be in the tank and Wall Street would have made a bundle putting your there.
    The GOTParty is in favor of dismantling the EPA, the NLRB, the Department of Education, the Federal Reserve, and other rules, regulations and agencies too numerous to list here. Aside from whether or not you agree with all that these agencies do, do you trust the Republican Congress to replace them with something better? Do you trust Corporate America to treat you fairly, when they won't be required to? Do you trust big banks to be more careful in the future, on their own without regulations? How can you possibly consider supporting this GOTParty?
    We all need to support the middle. Mainstream Democrats, mainstream Republicans (if they still exist), mainstream Independents. Send a message with your donations and your votes: support the mainstream, support solutions, support America.

    September 6, 2011 at 10:56 am |
    • John

      You do not have to go any further than the Post Office to see how what BO supports is killing this country.

      September 6, 2011 at 11:39 am |
      • Julie

        Oh please! The post office has been going downhill long before anyone had even heard of Obama! Trying to blame what's happening to the Post Office on Obama shows your stupidity.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
      • mb2010a

        President Obama has absolutely nothing to do with the Post Office...tea party terrorist myth.

        September 6, 2011 at 2:07 pm |
      • John

        Post office = union controlled. BO and unions go hand and hand. Stop ignoring the facts.

        September 7, 2011 at 9:08 am |
  19. Martha in CF

    The Redumblicans have nothing to run an attack ad on..........They have done absolutely nothing on anything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 6, 2011 at 10:57 am |
    • Dee

      So you are ok with a 9% jobless rate – more like 16% if you add the people that have just stopped looking. Or are you okay with that fact that the President TRIPLED the national debt in the three years he has been in office. Or are you ok with the fact that he spent your money to bail out some car companies because they couldn't manage their own money? Or are you ok with the fact that he would rather have unions in charge that are pushing our big businesses overseas because its cheaper to pay those people and then make money to ship it back here to you? Please tell me what your not happy with if you are ok with all of this?

      September 6, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
      • Rob in StL

        I think everyone should stop using terms like 'teabagger' or 'liberal' and start using more accurate descriptive names like 'informed' or 'true believer'. I read a lot of unsubstantiated bs from both sides and would love to know why the purveyors of it have arrived at their opinions/conclusions. I've been around long enough to know that slinging around a bunch of labels with negative connotations attached to them is the strategy of madmen (anybody else remember Joe McCarthy?).

        The biggest problem facing the US isn't unemployment or the deficit or war. Our biggest problem is that we have too many uninformed people screaming what they believe at the top of their lungs, without any apparent understanding of why they believe it; and we have far too many politicians who join in because they think that's what makes them electable. Pathetic mindless cowardly lemmings. Any politician who signs some nobody's pledge to do this or that if they're elected, should automatically be excluded from election. We need people who will solve PROBLEMS, not join the muddled masses in howling at the moon.

        I like Obama because he exhibits a tendency towards rational thought. I just wish he'd grow a pair.

        September 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm |

        The defficit would be like 30 trillion if your statement was true.

        September 6, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
      • Martha in CF

        Dee--no I am not happy with the 9% unemployment because I am included in that number. I don't want to be but was forced out of my job because of a merger. Try being 62 and looking for work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bush was losing 750,000 jobs per month and I didn't hear out of his mouth any solution to any of this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
        I'm glad the car companies were bailed out or we would be in deeper dodo than we are now. Let's face it–the middle class goes we all go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The rich included..................

        September 6, 2011 at 5:10 pm |
      • frespech

        It's the trade agreements that have made it profitable for corporations to ship the jobs overseas and pay slave wages instead of a decent wage. If you eliminated their ability to sell their products back into the USA do you think they would be moving out of the country.They want free reign, with no taxes and no regulations so they can exploit everything, make enormous profits, pollute the environment then move to greener pastures. Take away their incentives to move offshore period.

        September 7, 2011 at 2:35 pm |
    • mb2010a

      He hasn't "tripled the national debt." That't another tea party myth. What he did do is put GWB's wars on the books, which Bush wouldn't do? Tea baggers are so stupid...

      September 6, 2011 at 2:11 pm |
      • Dee

        Barack Obama
        D 2009–2011 (sept 5) 84.2% 98.0% +2,777(in billions) +13.0% 111th D, 112th R D – this is in three years! No your right its all a myth!!!! Because us so called terriost tea – bags can read and that pisses you off doesnt it? Read your facts before you decide to bash anothers comment.........

        September 6, 2011 at 2:20 pm |
  20. wishing

    Sorry for the typos:
    My fellow Americans, the GOTParty is in favor of privatizing Social Security and Medicare. This means your funds would now be in the tank and Wall Street would have made a bundle putting you there.
    The GOTParty is in favor of dismantling the EPA, the NLRB, the Department of Education, the Federal Reserve, and other rules, regulations and agencies too numerous to list here. Aside from whether or not you agree with all that these agencies do, do you trust the Republican Congress to replace them with something better? Do you trust Corporate America to treat you fairly, when they won't be required to? Do you trust big banks to be more careful in the future, on their own without regulations? How can you possibly consider supporting this GOTParty?
    We all need to support the middle: Mainstream Democrats, mainstream Republicans (if they still exist), mainstream Independents.
    Send a message with your donations and your votes: support the mainstream, support solutions, support America.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:00 am |
    • John

      Even with the market the way it is – if SS was privatized 10 years ago and you retired today you would actually have double the income.

      September 6, 2011 at 11:30 am |
      • Julie

        Not neccessarily. It would have depended on what company would have been in charge of it. If it was a company run by someone like Bernie Madoff, you wouldn't have had a dime left to your name.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:22 pm |
      • Al

        Great advice on how to double your money. Did you do it or are you only suggesting it could have happened?

        September 6, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
      • cmcle

        Depending on how privatization of social security would work – there are many possibilities – two main problems would probably emerge. First, the large majority of people in the U.S. know way too little about investments to make prudent decisions. Second, privatization would involve various fees and charges paid to the private sector (Wall Street), which would significantly diminish the return on investment.

        As I recall Bush's approach, which he touted as part of an "ownership society," it would allow people to choose their own investments. In such a scenario, the first problem stated above would certainly emerge. That is, as some people noted at the time, one ownership society outcome as it relates to retirement savings means people would own the risk, whereas with traditional social security individual risk is minimized by spreading it across millions of people.

        Certainly, some people would benefit from privatization, receiving higher retirement income than they would have under traditional social security. The laws of probability virtually assure such would be the case. In fact, there would be hundreds of thousands of big winners. Likewise, there would be hundreds of thousands of big losers. And all because most of the people taking charge of investing for retirement really have no idea what they're doing. So yes, some would have doubled their retirement income, while some would have lost almost everything. All in all, not a approach that promotes financial or societal stability.

        September 6, 2011 at 1:11 pm |
      • nagrom

        And what Stock Markets have you been watching? Last time I looked the Stock Market was on a roller coaster and many investments were tanking. I am sure that if given the go ahead to privatize the SS system all the elderly and sick would have been tanked by now too. If you have a magical wand to double the money I would suggest you offer it to the lamebrains you support these days because they do need a lot of help.

        September 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
      • John

        Al, my 401K actually went up over the past 10 years. So yes, I did it. Talk to a financial guy, don't listen to me. Ask the question.

        September 7, 2011 at 9:10 am |
      • John

        Namgron, you sound like Weiner when he wanted to bring Beck before congress for touting buying gold. Guess what, if you bought gold when Beck first touted it you would have lots of money. The market is at 11,000+ today – where was it 10 years ago?

        September 7, 2011 at 9:12 am |
  21. TT

    Obama said in 2008 that increasing American debt by GWB was unpatriotic- now that he has increased the debt by more than twice what GWB incurred in 8 years in his less than 3 years in office is what I call TREASON!
    Before you start to think of racism, I'm black and from Africa!
    Deport all the illegal immigrants and you'll see an America less prone to terrorism and MORE DEFICITS!

    September 6, 2011 at 11:02 am |
  22. PR

    And the repugnicats answer is what? They were in power for 8 years and caused this mess. They have had control of the house for 2 years and Boner can't find his ass with both hands and a road map. The repugnicats are clueless. All they want to do is make the rich get richer and throw the porr, elderly and needy under the bus.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:03 am |
  23. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    God forbid they could just let this man do his job...

    September 6, 2011 at 11:04 am |
    • John

      Really – he passed a healthcare bill nobody wanted. He is simply a failure who doesn't know what he is doing, other than point the blame at others.

      September 6, 2011 at 11:33 am |
      • Julie

        Parents with young adult children who did not have health care coverage wanted Obama's health care plan. People with pre-existing conditions who were denied insurance wanted it. To say that "no one" wanted it is totally irresponsible.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
      • Josh

        I wanted heath care.

        Why? Because without it, I have to pay for other's medical care. I have to pay, with GREATLY increased heath care costs and premiums, for all those who don't have any way to pay for their own medical care, but still get it.

        For every man, woman, and child to walks into an emergency room because they have a runny know, I END HAVE HAVING TO PAY FOR IT.

        I am SICK AND TRIED of footing the bill for others. Its about time they are REQUIRED to pay for their own medical care with being required to have their own medical insurance.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:32 pm |
      • cmcle

        Obama, with the help of many others, developed and proposed a health care bill. The congress took the bill, made some revisions and refined it, then they - the House of Representatives and the Senate, the legally elected representatives of the people - passed the bill. Then Obama officially signed it into law. That's the democratic process as it operates in the U.S.

        It is true that the Democratic Party had majorities in both houses of Congress, and that no Republicans in the House voted for the bill.

        If you'd care to check out how the rest of the world approaches health care, the link below shows a map:


        The map shows, in clear and simple way, that we share our approach to health care with the sub-Saharan countries of Africa, except for South Africa, most of the nations of Southeast Asia, along with a few other countries such as Suriname, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

        September 6, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
      • mb2010a

        You really are an idiot...tea bagger terrorist.

        September 6, 2011 at 2:14 pm |

        how can you say nobody wanted it... because you and your tepublican neibors dont like it? the republicans just want the poor to stay poor and the sick to stay sick. it is harder to fight against the teabags if you are sick and to poor to get healthy. Their tactics a sickening.

        September 6, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
  24. tabby


    September 6, 2011 at 11:04 am |
    • mb2010a

      You really should stop posting...you're making yourself look like you're stupid...

      September 6, 2011 at 2:15 pm |
  25. TT

    Deport all the illegal immigrants and you'll see an America less prone to terrorism and you will have LESS DEFICITS!

    September 6, 2011 at 11:05 am |
  26. MrManhattan

    Maybe the GOTeabaggers should reach into their trust funds and pay for little Georges adventure in Iraq. That would go a long way towards solving the problem they created.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:08 am |
    • John

      Go to a gathering and get educated.

      September 6, 2011 at 11:34 am |
      • Hap

        You mean brain washed. Tell me how else you get a bunch of seniors to wish away their social security/ medicare which by any stretch is against their best interest. Even worse, take that money and give it to wealthy people and beg, please create a job for me Mr Money Bags, I know I'm old but I need to work until I die, or I'll starve, or get sick and die in a gutter. I'm still waiting for my trickle down job Reagan promised me.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
      • John

        Hap, this coming from a lib is comical. Libs do not discuss issues – they think they are right and everyone else is wrong – period. When they don't agree with a tv commentator they don't simply turn it off they boycott to try to get the show off the air. So much for valuing others. They just don't understand they could be wrong... The ultimate brainwash, they follow blindly and never question authority.

        September 7, 2011 at 9:16 am |
      • John

        Hap, one more thing – you do realize you are talking about taking money from people that they earned to give it to this governmnet to do things with even you wouldn't agree with. Call names to the tea Party all you want. We are everyone you know, your friends, your neighbors, your relatives, and yes, your parents. They are for smaller, more effective government, personal responsibility and a free market. I am not a member yet, but I sure support these values they promote. It is time to stop listening to the hate speech from the left and think for yourself.

        September 7, 2011 at 9:25 am |
    • Pete

      danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president

      September 7, 2011 at 9:47 am |
  27. Elaine

    This is prime evidence that Republicans aren't looking for a solution to the jobs problem, but just another opportunity to to take aim at the president by judging the speech and proposals before they hear them, and running attack ads ahead of time.They have done nothing themselves to solve the jobs crisis.I think that Jimmy Hoffa's language was over the top, but substantively , I think that he is absolutely right.It's time to vote them out and replace them with people who will work with the president to get something done, and not be on the public's payroll, and spend our tax dollars playing this divisive, and unproductive game.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:08 am |
    • John

      If you really don't know he is going to ask for more money from working people to fix things he said would be fixed with the first stimulas you are not paying attention.
      Hoffa didn't say "vote them out" – what if a repub used the same words and used BO instead of the Tea Party? It would sound like this – "We need to take out BO, that SOB" – how can this be justified even by the most staunch libs? It is prime evidence you people are just blind.

      September 6, 2011 at 11:38 am |
      • Carol

        Hoffa's "take out", meant to get the teaparty republicans out of office whereever they are. To get the Union busters out of office whereever they are, etc. The Republicans actions and words are "take Obama out", and have been even before he was in. Stop yelling fire.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:06 pm |
      • Nic

        I like you John!......you've done your homework!!!

        September 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm |
    • Aeromechanic

      You're absolutely correct Elaine. The repubs have no desire to fix anything. Certain repubs have stated on record that their primary aim is to get Obama out of office. They'll try even if it means destroying the country in the process.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:02 pm |
    • RTinKC

      I thought they were doing their job. They are representing the interests of the people who elected them and not bending to the pressure from Obama, liberal democrats and liberal media. Most tea partiers were elected under a smaller government/less spending mantra. Why should they bend to the will of people outside of their distrricts that are following their party line instead of their constituents.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:48 pm |
  28. Billy Davis

    The RNC we'd rather America fail than let this black guy succeed is our mantra.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:54 am |
    • RTinKC

      You are just a crazy left wing conspiracy nut painting a whole political party with your delusional fantisies.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
      • frespech

        "I want this President to fail."
        Step up and collect the prize.
        Who said this, right after Obama was elected?
        This was the right wing – flag waving- cheerleader.

        September 7, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  29. Aeromechanic

    This republican tatic gets old:
    1)Tell a lie
    2)Get FoxNews to tell the lie for you
    3)Tell the lie over and over until people believe it.

    Government run healthcare? So when did all the doctors and healthcare professional become government employees? When did the insurance companies become government agencies?

    The truth is that the healthcare law ensures that private insurance companies treat people fairly. That is all.

    Case closed.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:00 pm |
  30. David

    If social security had been privatized at least we would have the 2.6 trillion dollars that we currently show as a surplus.
    Unfortunately, social security has 0 dollars in the surplus account. IT HAS ALL BEEN SPENT. Our government can't even make it's own payroll without borrowing money from China.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:00 pm |
    • mb2010a

      The SS money is now in the form of Bonds that the government owes back to SS...

      September 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm |
  31. Jack Kress

    The RNC took aim at Obama the day he was sworn in. "Our goal is to make Barack Obama a one-term President".

    September 6, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
  32. joe

    Frankly I'm done with Obama being nice to Republicans. They quite literally are rooting for the demise of our coutnry between now and 2012, and I can't say that I often root for the bad guys.

    Hit em hard, and hit em where it hurts. Enough playing nice. They certainly haven't even tried to compromise.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:03 pm |
    • RTinKC

      You are just a crazy left wing conspiracy nut painting a whole political party with your delusional fantisies.

      I don't want my representatives to compromise on their core principles or on the ideas they were elected for.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
      • mb2010a

        Then you certainly shouldn't have voted for the Republicans or tea party...

        September 6, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
    • mb2010a

      The Republican Party and the tea party are in big trouble and they know it. Obama WILL be re-elected and the both houses of congress will have massive Democratic majorities after the 2012 election. The republicans know this to be fact and are very worried because all the crap they are giving Obama is going to come back and destroy them. The backlash from the voters is going to cripple the Republicans for the next 50 years...Obama 2012. Clinton 2016 & 2020 and beyond...

      September 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm |

        Well said!

        September 6, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
  33. usa8888

    We have some Fox Right Wing News fanse on here who have no education in economics. Then, we have the right wing RNC talking duplicitously and erroneously. The fact is, when you have a bad recession (and ours is the worst since the Great Depression), you don't drastically cut spending because that WILL send the economy into depression. You have to prime the pump with spending to get things started again. And to those right winger who know nothing about economics, this in NOT like balancing you checkbook. Totally different! And cutting taxes for the super rich does NOT create jobs. So...the GOP “jobs plan" is WORTHLESS! It would do nothing positive, only cause depression. Further, we had a major disaster in Japan which totally disrupted the American economy. We had Middle East turmoil which along with Wall Street speculation, drove oil prices way up. So it takes time to heal the economy. And Obama’s infrastructure plan would help. The GOP has NO plan, just a bunch of brain dead candidates who subscribe to religious fantasy and erroneous economic ideas.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:08 pm |
  34. trulight

    Another Epic FAIL by the flailing GOP/Tea Party (which equals to a bunch of old, rich white men looking to take attention off themselves and their greed thats fueling the unemployment in this nation by attacking a President..... who clearly has no ability in HISTORY of creating jobs outside of the PUBLIC FEDERAL SECTORS!)

    September 6, 2011 at 12:09 pm |
  35. Don

    The party of hate continues their brain dead rants. Evidence of how well they continue following Odumbos request for civility. Hey take the lead and start being nice instead of waiting for your next socialist handout.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:12 pm |
  36. Seth

    CROFL. Do the Republicans actually believe people are going to fall for their BS line? Maybe the FOX News viewers will, but everyone else knows that this is their fault, not Obama's Bush caused it, and they have blocked every attempt to fix it.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:13 pm |
  37. Muldoon in Ohio

    It's nauseating to watch the republican and democrat hacks in washington blame each other for the bailout, job losses, mortgage crash, and any other bad thing that comes along. We know they are ALL to blame because they are bought and paid-for by foreign and domestic money-changers who have shipped all of America's jobs elsewhere...and it's been going on since the '80s. Exactly what did anyone think would happen when this all started? I voted for obama but have been sorely disappointed by his inability to turn things around after years of free trade, no taxes, and big business running things. He needs to start playing hard-ball in washington, otherwise he will certainly be a one-termer, after which big business will resume it's total control of America's economic and political landscape.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:13 pm |
  38. D. Wilson

    LOL Cry, whine and waste yiour money GOP!! America is smarter this decade than we were when we let BUSH DESTROY US FOR THE RICH!! Hahahaha.. there is no way a REPUBLICAN will see the Whitehouse for many years to come.. THE GOP IS DONE.. what idiots.. THEY ONLY CAN BLAME WITH NO SOLUTIONS EXCEPT THE PROVEN FAILED ONES THEY USED TO CRASH OUR COUNTRY... yeah.. we want to GIVE THE RICH BIGGGG TAX BREAKSSSS... IT WILL TRICKLE DOWN... LOL MY LEG!!! Waste your time and money REPUBLICANS.. the world sees what idiots you really are now and THE GOP GUARANTEES OBAMA THRU 2016!!! REPUBLICANS ARE NOT ELECTABLE!

    September 6, 2011 at 12:14 pm |
    • zigge

      Face it ,obama has been a huge failure, the majority don't like his corrupt, socialist,country destroying,policies, The majority want him gone before this moron and his corrupt administration, completely destroy this country.They can take Hoffa with him.

      September 6, 2011 at 1:12 pm |
      • Marlene the Dream

        You obviously don't know anything about the majority in this country – – the silent majority, like myself.
        You will be finding out very soon who and what the majority wants, so brace yourself. The GOP is going down in flames.

        September 6, 2011 at 3:57 pm |
  39. Dave

    Why didn't the RNC take aim at Bush and the Republicants when they were throwing away $ 5 Trillion on drunken Sailor binges which deprived this country of 10 Million jobs and 50,000 Factories?

    September 6, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
  40. no to pork obama

    Time for all Americans to put the cross hairs on obama and his buddy hoffa, target them both and also target all those in the dnc who violate civility as it was called for, let them learn from the true patriots, fight fire with fire and if they advocate violence let it so be, you threaten or violate be prepared to receive it back 10 fold.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
    • Career Serviceman

      It's inexcusable that while we are at war and have our fellow troops deployed to the front, Democrats want to start another front at home by attacking fellow Americans with slander and threats. Well, what's good for one is good for the other. After the Democrats have almost doubled the number of unemployed Americans and almost doubled the national debt in less than 3 years, it's time to take out those liberal "sons of b--es!" They talk about working for the middle class, but have instead put them out of work. Get some education America and wake the hell up!

      September 6, 2011 at 12:29 pm |
    • Trey Patterson

      You should be arrested. I hope the CIA and FBI is monitoring this website.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:30 pm |
      • C. Heston

        @Trey, please note the title of this article, which was devised by a CNN employee. Then read the article, and ask yourself (in the context of all the violent rhetoric lecturing we've heard from the Dems) whether anything about the RNC ad can fairly be characterized as "taking aim at Obama". Your thoughts on CNN stoking the fires of hatred and violence? Or is it just a joke?

        September 6, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
    • george

      To "no to pork Obama" I hope the secret service gets your IP address and take you seriously on your threats to the president of the Unites States. Fools like you who cling to their guns and religion really scare us. You are the type that would follow sara palin to oblivion. Haffa's remarks are taken out of context he said " Each one of you has a VOTE, keep your eyes on the prize and let's take these sob's out" . Unless you wrote your remarks from a library, your IP address can be traced very easily and forwarded to the secret service who take threats like that seriously .

      September 6, 2011 at 12:39 pm |

      Your IP address should be given to the FBI or the secret service for inciting violence against the president.

      September 6, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  41. Tom in the Great NW


    September 6, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
  42. Saleem

    Listen up guys to me both parties are the same no difference none what so ever. The only people they are really take care after they get elected the people who gives them million billion $ for campaign contribution so one must think (the reader here) why should they think about you.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
  43. Dee

    It is funny to sit here and read all the bashing on Republicans. None of you have thought of the fact that Democrats have run the Country for several years before the Rebulicans took control of the house oh and wait don't the Democrats still have control over the Senate? And there is more, when the President should have been working on a budget to avoid a shutdown of the Government, what was he doing while the Democrats had control???? Oh I know pushing for a health care plan that is costing the tax payers more money, yeah that makes perfect since. At some point the majority of you need to pull your head out of where ever it is and stop blaming the Republicans. I am glad that you feel that the rest of us owe you something...... we do not owe you anything, stop taking my taxes and putting them towards bull$hit programs that do the majority of us no good! So all those that wish to bash the Replublicans, please tell me when this country was in worse shape with a Rebulican controlled House, Senate and President?????

    September 6, 2011 at 12:21 pm |
    • george

      Dee, from 2000-2006 the republicans controlled ALL of the government, the result was 5 Trillions in debt, 2 wars and two tax cuts for the rich that were not (and still are not) paid for, a proscription drug benefits that was also not paid for, THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION WAS A PURE PERSONIFICATION of the RNC. YOU want more of those six years bring that same ideology back.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
  44. Hap

    I'm all for another new deal. The country is falling apart, our technology is 2nd rate, our dependance on fossil fuel is a short sighted folly, and the idea that somehow greed is not our problem is just plain stupid. Middle class republicans need to take their party back from the right wing sheep that just repeat what they are told. How will we pay for this you may ask? Flat tax corporations, tax dividends as income, close loop holes, all loop holes. Give tax breaks to only those companies that create and sustain manufacturing jobs in the US. Give tax incentives to companies that create clean energy. Also keep rewarding people who improve their energy use. Finally, make health care a real not for profit entity. No more health care systems raking in money, no more insurance companies making record profits (even though they are supposed to be not for profit), this includes malpractice insurers. The people who actually provide a service like doctors, nurses, and technicians should be the only ones profiting.
    Without rebuilding our infrastructure we stand no chance competing against emerging countries who's newer technology, and infrastructures make them more efficient.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:21 pm |
  45. John

    The democrats are the cause of America's economic problems. 4 years before Obama got into office, Pelosi and the liberals were already killing jobs and raising the cost of living. Obama got everything he wanted for 2 years. It is time for a real change. Remove New York City and California from the electoral college; this would be the end of the democratic party.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
    • Macmaven

      LOL...this idiot advocates a one party system. Does the Communist Party of the Soviet Union ring a bell? Your prince Bush Junior began killing jobs and this economy long before Obama came into the position. Short memory you have on what the economy looked like when Bush inherited from Clinton. Bush doubled our debt and reduced GDP contributions. Gave tax breaks and tax holidays to companies looking to create jobs, and it created nothing but this mess we are in now. I won't be voting for Obama for a variety of other reasons, but Socialists like yourself will be the final nail in the coffin for the US.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:29 pm |
  46. joe

    To liberals what you fear you will hate decartes

    September 6, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
  47. Big_D

    The GOP forgets the endless filibuster was used to disable this president then they wonder why nothing changed.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
    • insane liberals

      We obviously couldn't fillibuster them all. Obamacare, bank regulation. I know you'll thank us later.

      September 6, 2011 at 1:17 pm |
      • Copper's Donut Shoppe

        Yeah you are right. After showing us what they can do when they are un and under regulated the financial industry should just be left alone. They will always do what is right for America.

        September 6, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
  48. Trey Patterson

    As a black man and a proud America, I was so happy when this country elected it's first black president. However, this whole presidency has proven that we as a country are not ready for a black president. Congress has been totally committed to seeing this president fail at the expense of the entire country. Although all of the baggers will cry foul, a major reason for this type of disrespect is because they can't stand being led by a black man. If Mr. Oboma had had the senator who called him a liar on the senate floor escorted out by the police and arrested and removed from the senate, maybe some of this continued lack of respect would stop and this great leader could save our great nation.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:26 pm |
  49. Paul_1st

    Enough is enough. Either stay focused on creating jobs or get out of the way.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:27 pm |
  50. Patricia D

    All this bickering right here between the readers of this article is indicative of the bickering that goes on between humans in the political arena. Nothing is ever going to change while all the bickering is going on. What is the incentive to change? The only way anything is going to change for the better in this country is if the people rise up and demand it. Stop the bickering! Let's put our heads together and get things done. We are all we have. No one else is going to save us. We already know that politicians cannot do the right thing by us. What are we waiting for? Let's make our voice heard and demand that politicians put the American people first, in actuality, and not just in lip service. That goes for Obama, the Republicans and the Democrats, the Independents, the Greenies, everyone. Stop the bickering and let's get on with the solving of our problems.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
    • anas

      well said sister!!!

      September 6, 2011 at 12:52 pm |
  51. Josh

    RNC is so stupid. Why? Because they are convinced we are too stupid to realize it.

    The RNC needs to spend 100% of its effort telling us how they will fix things, and not telling us now Obama can't.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
  52. columbus

    Obama thought he was going to be able to unify a divided Washington, unfortunately a black man still doesn't get the respect from WASP's that a white man does. This has rendered Obama as ineffective and too much stands on the failure of our government to fight the racial battle right now. Put in someone who can get the ball rolling and get everyone working, black, white, green, purple, etc., then we can come back and try to fix the idiocy of prejudice.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
    • Copper's Donut Shoppe

      nice, smooth ~ page 19 of the klan playbook

      September 6, 2011 at 2:32 pm |
  53. Mike

    Every four year we keep doing this, the blame game. Hasn't anyone learned yet, that all they do is blow alot of smoke aorund, then when it's all over it's the same old stuff, you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. That is what our Congress is, no mater which party you take. They all have a hidden agenda, it's called their wallets, not yours or mine.
    Yet neither party is willing to work with the other? What kind of idiots do we have in Congress, are they so out of touch with reality they don't even know what's going on? I say we fire them all once and for all take back our country, our founding fathers are probably rolling over in the graves right now at what they are witnessing. This country is not lead by our government, it's lead by the corporation who line the pockets of our so called congress. They decide the fate. Then you have the likes of Bush who are just puppets of Cheney. If the republicans were so keen on balancing the budget, why is they never did it during the Bush term, in fact they raised the debt limit celing 8 times during his tenure and no one gave it a thought and now they care for the masses. That party only cares of about one thing, themselves, I don't care who you put in that spot and old core republican or a new Tea Party freak, (hence look Palin, all she cares about is lining her pockets while her kids are having kids and she wants to talk about morals in America).

    September 6, 2011 at 12:29 pm |
  54. CaliforniaBC

    “After a 10-day luxury vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, the president says he’ll finally get serious about jobs,”

    Perhaps the RNC could comment on GW's 940+ days off he took while setting up the worst economic crisis in 80 years.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
    • root and branch

      Bush is a patriot. Obama is a Marxist thug. Thats the difference.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
    • clay

      blaming bush is getting old. ....president obama ran on a platform of being able to fix all these problems he inherited ...he's sucked miserably at it so far. his time has passed.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:43 pm |
  55. C. Heston

    The title of this article is "RNC Takes Aim at Obama". Think about that. The title is a creation of a CNN employee. The RNC ad says nothing about taking aim at Obama. And we're supposed to tone down our rhetoric after lectures from the media and Democrats? CNN is stoking the fires here. Where is the objectivity? The journalism standards? Please change the title and print a retraction. Do it for Gabby.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:32 pm |
  56. anas

    I don't hold a Masters degree, nor am I a math genius, but let me take a stab at some common sense :
    Spend $1trillion to get a million construction workers back to work
    You save a quick $4096000000 for the remainder of the year for not paying them unemployment money
    They in return at an average of $700 a person bring in tax revenue of $700000000 in income tax
    Let's not even factor in the buying power they will generate and the additional jobs this will create.
    You know, you have to start somewhere, and my fellow voters, wouldn't it be better for our government to instead of paying people for sitting on their ass to actually pay them for working and doing something for this country ?
    These are real jobs, having your GOP candidates hand over tax breaks to companies based on a promise they MIGHT hire more people is simply BOGUS. Open your eyes and ask your elected officials questions and demand answers that make sense. The president at least identifies the hard hit sectors who will hire people if stimulated. Your .com billionaire who still enjoys tax perks is not going to hire anyone anytime soon to do a job he has thousands of computers capable of doing.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:33 pm |
    • insane liberals

      You are right you are no Math brainiacs. But lets work your numbers 1 million folks working, lets says they make 100G a year at 36% tax rate. I'm being generous because you guys like taxes so much. that would bring a amount of $36 billions of a 1 trillion investment. But because I don't have the money I need to borrow. if we spent 1 trillions we need to borrow $430 billions of that. since we can pay it anytime soon we end up costing tax payers ( not sure if you qualify there ) more money then the $33 billions you would see brought in in taxes at 36%. Stick with what you know.

      September 6, 2011 at 1:10 pm |
      • Copper's Donut Shoppe

        "If you don't have the money just borrow it." correct again your man "w" borrowed for 2 wars, 1 tax cut and the perscription plan ~ but oh that is past isn't it ~ until the bill comes due now!

        September 6, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
  57. root and branch

    Obama and his minions call for violence against Americans who dare oppose his Progressive/Marxist rule is pushing the country to the edge of chaos. CNN is adding fuel to the chaos for not dismissing John King today after he refused to confront Hoffa. It is clear to most non-Obamists that CNN is just another cog in the Obama regime.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:33 pm |
  58. RobertFTL

    So this is how the GOP plans on creating jobs by playing politics at the cost of Americans who are unemployed?

    September 6, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
    • insane liberals

      Playing politics. Can you read? Republicans are only shown in good light on Fox News. Obama and his croonies control the media and they have called tea party and republicans terrorists, un-american etc... And now they expect the RNC to play nice. I would also be part of the NO. You want to call me out in public then don't expect me to buckle to your requests. 2012 order will be restored.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
      • Macmaven

        Seems like you are the one that can't read. Congress has a 12% approval rating....or can't you read that either. Boehner and his Congressional corporate zealots made it a mission to not cooperate these 4 years no matter what kind of bill was introduced. It could have been to cure cancer and they would have still said 'No' if it placed Obama in a good light. You think that this is the best type of political game that should be played when people are out of work and trying to recover from the 8 years of Bush? Of course it isn't, but you are too partisan to make a logical decision or comment. Good luck with your Bachmann vote.

        September 6, 2011 at 2:17 pm |
  59. Walter

    As if the RNC didn't have enough against Obama already, now they've got Obama's best buddy Jimmy Hoffa advocating "taking out" Republicans. With friends like those, Obama doesn't need anymore enemies.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:37 pm |
  60. josh IN occupation- housekeeper

    I find it funny how all the libs are calling it the party of no and saying they don't have a plan. Romney just put out a plan and there was another plan proposed earlier this year to help the economy. Who was it saying no when the economic plan was put forth by the republicans? The tea party is for lower taxes and less government involvement in our lives a.k.a real freedom.
    (Sorry for any typos, typed this on my phone)

    September 6, 2011 at 12:37 pm |
  61. Memulette

    Everyone knows that we were in debt long before Obama was elected thanks to the republicans president and there bright ideas. Dont be mad at Obama for trying his best to fix it, be mad at the man that created this mess, George W. Bush. Its easy to be mad at the person trying to fix the mess when the person that made it is hiding.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
  62. root and branch

    We knew it would eventually happen. The only time a Marxist dictatorship has been able to rise to power is through violence and mass murder. It is clear that Obama, through Hoffa, is now calling for that violence to begin.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
  63. zigge

    Face it ,obama has been a huge failure, the majority don't like his corrupt, socialist,country destroying,policies, The majority want him gone before this moron and his corrupt administration, completely destroy this country.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
    • Capercorn

      Socialist. You use that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:44 pm |
  64. insane liberals

    I wonder sometimes how many people who actually are bashing republicans, tea party etc... Can still to this day blame them for Obama/Dem issues. Obama stages all of his so called town hall. He would not have the guts to face a crowd of regular Americans. He promised that his $800 billions would create millions of jobs it didn't. Yeah he got a bad hand when he came into the WH but do I feel sorry for him hell no. He applied for the job then do it and stop blaming everyone. You are seriously confused if the Health Care law new regulation on banks and stimulus had nothing to do with the economy today. Remain confuse liberals.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
    • Copper's Donut Shoppe

      I feel sorry for the USA. Tards like you are dragging it into the sewer. The last couple of years of republican obstructionism have pertty well sealed the fate of America. The country should probably seriously default in 2012-2014.
      It does not matter anymore who controls what ~ the damage done by the unregulated financial sector in the Regan and Bush-bush/lite years to present and the unfunded 2 wars started by "w" have done the big eagle in. Fortunately I stoled my pile along with the rest of the top GOP and am moving out. Thanks GOP

      September 6, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
  65. Reggie from LA

    All they've done for the last 2years and change is to have taken aim at Obama. They sure as hell haven't taken aim at bettering our nation. What a buncha' Luntz heads.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:40 pm |
  66. jamison

    What the GOP doesn't mention is that during his Cape Cod vacation Obama was WORKING for the country. Unlike Bush who did NOTHING but cut down the weeds at his Texas ranch.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:42 pm |
    • insane liberals

      How in the hell do you know what Bush did on his vacation? Did your friend tell you or did you hear it on TV. What a moron you are!

      September 6, 2011 at 12:48 pm |
  67. randy

    This is not a instant fix. What Bush and cronies like Alexander Mooney did will take years to fix.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:42 pm |
  68. root and branch

    Notice how CNN has posted a video of Hoffa's call to violence, but with no comment. None of the CNNista news readers like Blitzer, Cooper, or King are commenting in any way. CNN approved and is spreading Obama's call to violence.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:43 pm |
    • cured76

      call to violence?!

      September 6, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
    • Dee

      Right, was this before or after his third round of golf? I do believe he was starting a new golf game when the earthquake hit in VA. When did he work exactly? Oh I guess you believe him when he said this?

      September 6, 2011 at 12:48 pm |
    • Dee

      Because then they would actually be going against something that is for the president...... wouldn't want CNN to do that now.....

      September 6, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
      • root and branch

        I gree with you Dee. CNN is part and parcel of the Obama regime.

        September 6, 2011 at 12:57 pm |
  69. GOP Watcher

    Screw the GOP. These people are traitors. They don't deserve to live in the US. Send them to hell.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:44 pm |
  70. Kyser

    You can only cut a man down so much before your cutting at thin air. When will we see some sort of alternative plan rather then the personal attacks? It looks like a trend to take the easy route and blame someone rather then propose something meaningful. Now don't get me wrong, I really don't support Obama as a voter, but come on, is everyone starting to take the Palin route of mud throwing?

    September 6, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
  71. cured76

    Recycling failed policies and blame game? The hypocrisy in Washington knows no limits.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
  72. Capercorn

    WHUT!? The party in opposition wants to unseat the party in government!? UNBELIEVABLE! Where would my mind be without the geniuses at CNN constantly keeping me informed!?

    September 6, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
  73. BOKinNEPA

    Of course they will attack him.. They have no solutions for any of the problems ailing this country. Politics in this country has become nothing more than lies & greed & blame!!! The RNC even shocked Dick Cheney's heart long enough for him to try to cause some division in the Democratic party.. His statement about how Hillary is the most qualified, and how things may have been different if she was elected, is nothing more than an attempt to dredge up the past within the Democratic party.. I guess their strategy is "Divide and Conquer" We all know Cheney makes Darth Vader look like Gandhi..

    September 6, 2011 at 12:45 pm |
  74. SPQR

    God bless us all.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:47 pm |
  75. Regular person

    "RNC takes aim at Obama ahead of jobs speech".

    Thats not news.

    News would be RNC stop taken aim at the President.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:49 pm |
  76. Melissa

    Stop believing everything the Republicans say and start believing what they do. The reality is that they don't have a clue even worse than the Democrats, and they are the biggest liars in the world.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:50 pm |
  77. sam9962

    I just wish the average lower IQ voting public could understand the consequences of their vote. They treat elections like a popularity or beauty contest and to heck with the issues. There are some who just HATE President Obama and it funny cause they're the ones he's fighting for. Some very impressive posts on here today.... Let's just keep posting intelligent posts and not stoop to their level... WE don't have to.... We're DEMOCRATS UNITED! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    September 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm |
    • Leslie

      You GO Sam9962!!!

      September 6, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
    • Angus001

      Agreed. That group of people put Obama in the White House.

      September 6, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
  78. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Yep...those GOP/TEAIDIOTS are just 'itching for a scratch'! They offered up one of the first threats to Americans many months ago! Remember Sarah Palins' 'CROSS-HAIRS MAP' and gun? Ms Giffords almost died due to its message. They came-up with a stupid 'justification' to explain it away! What about BECKS' pointing a gun AT OBAMAS' picture? They've 'taken people out' before! Including a few of their own, who don't see things their way...Ask the late great Republican Abraham Lincoln if you ever get the chance.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:52 pm |
    • root and branch

      Idiot. Sarah's poster was an exact duplicate of a poster put out by the Democrat National Committee months before. So I take your point, the Democrats are violent people calling for violence in the streets. Sorry you support that Liz.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
    • insane liberals

      You can't be that naive now can you.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
    • root and branch

      Beck never had a photo of a gun pointing at Obama. But as an Obamist you are allowed lie about anything I suppose.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
    • Angus001

      Liz, I wish I could take time to help you but I realize it is hopeless for people like you who have their head so far up the DNC's (will, you know) that one can't determine where you end and the DNC begins. I wish you well in your future endeavors or whatever.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:59 pm |
  79. root and branch

    Just saw where Ford is going to build a new plan in India therefore denying thousands of jobs for Americans. Another victory for Obama.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
  80. Angus001

    Everyone please give Obama a break. He has had a "laser like focus" on jobs for 3 years now and has taken this long to develop a plan. Therefore, it must be the cure-all for jobs if it took this long to develop. Think of all the thought and man-power that has been poured into developing this perfect plan over the last 3 years. You know it will add millions of jobs over night. I'm so excited to hear about this work of economic art!

    For those of you who don't get out much, I'm being rhetorical.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:53 pm |
    • madoshi

      Actually you're being sarcastic, not rhetorical. If you are going to use 'big' words...at least figure out how to use them first.

      September 6, 2011 at 12:55 pm |
      • Angus001

        Nice try and appreciate your help, but I was referring to over the top exaggeration. Check you definitions before correcting next time. Thanks any way.

        September 7, 2011 at 1:51 pm |
    • usa8888

      One thing is certain: If the brain dead right wing GOP were in charge, we would be in Great Depression #2, not just a recession. The GOP has NO plan for jobs whatever. They want to drastically cut spending, which would cause a depression. And they want to cut taxes for the super rich, who DO NOT create jobs. Also, amazingly enough, they want to eliminate Social Security, Medicare, public education, public healthcare,etc. They believe in creationism, witches, etc. Can you imagine what our country would look like if these right wing bozos were in the White House? It would be a disaster!!!

      September 6, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
      • Angus001

        To the real question... Why has it taken so long for Obama to come up with a jobs plan? Please don't misunderstand and assume that I believe he will have a good one. It will be an oponent bashing political tool and not a plan rooted in reality.

        September 6, 2011 at 1:54 pm |
  81. madoshi

    But...but...what about all the Republicans voted into Congress in 2010? I thought THEY were going to fix everything?

    Oh they haven't yet? Hmmm....most interesting!

    September 6, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
  82. Rsprings

    The RNC is right.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:54 pm |
  83. RdclCntrst

    "Playing the blame game"? That's a pretty ba11sy charge (read: "bald-faced lie") from Mr. Priebus, whose party has blamed EVERYTHING–including actions by Pres. Bush, like the first rounds of stimulus and bank bailouts–on this president, whether or not he could control them. The president took a vacation? Didn't Congress? Didn't the last president, who spent more time on vacation than any in America's history? The stimulus "debacle", depending on which actual economist you ask (hint: FOX News are not economists), actually prevented the recession from being 20-60% WORSE.
    As for creating jobs, I seem to remember that the GOP took a break from campaigning on anti-straight persecution and Jesus on the $1 bill to focus on job creation. Of course, once the election was over, their first priority was to de-fund Planned Parenthood. So I don't place a lot of credence in any Republican saying that jobs are the first priority. Jobs weren't the first priority when massive deregulation under Republican presidents sent thousands of American jobs overseas; jobs weren't the first priority when Republican patent-reform legislation made it impossible for family farmers to work their farms without permission from agri-tech conglomerates like ConAgra; jobs weren't the first priority when the Republican-led House refused to vote on green-job legislation unless the America defaulted on its debt. Jobs only seem to be Republican priority when they can hammer a Democratic president with the issue. Otherwise, the American worker is just a tool for enriching their CEO backers.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:56 pm |
  84. RdclCntrst

    "Playing the blame game"? That's a pretty gutsy charge (read: "bald-faced lie") from Mr. Priebus, whose party has blamed EVERYTHING–including actions by Pres. Bush, like the first rounds of stimulus and bank bailouts–on this president, whether or not he could control them.
    The president took a vacation? Didn't Congress? Didn't the last president, who spent more time on vacation than any in America's history?
    The stimulus "debacle", depending on which actual economist you ask (hint: FOX News are not economists), actually prevented the recession from being 20-60% WORSE.
    As for creating jobs, I seem to remember that the GOP took a break from campaigning on anti-straight persecution and Jesus on the $1 bill to focus on job creation. Of course, once the election was over, their first priority was to de-fund Planned Parenthood.
    So I don't place a lot of credence in any Republican saying that jobs are the first priority. Jobs weren't the first priority when massive deregulation under Republican presidents sent thousands of American jobs overseas; jobs weren't the first priority when Republican patent-reform legislation made it impossible for family farmers to work their farms without permission from agri-tech conglomerates like ConAgra; jobs weren't the first priority when the Republican-led House refused to vote on green-job legislation unless Democrats allowed America to default on its debt. Jobs only seem to be Republican priority when they can hammer a Democratic president with the issue. Otherwise, the American worker is just a tool for enriching their CEO backers.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:58 pm |
  85. anas

    The only thing I blame Obama for is taking on the health care bill before the Jobs. Ha he pushed a job bill first, he may still have control of the house to pass the health bill now.

    September 6, 2011 at 12:58 pm |
    • Angus001

      If that is the only thing you blame Obama for then you truly do not understand Obama's view point. If you did understand Obama's goals then you would know that a government takeover of health care is the lynch-pin of implementing his ideology.

      September 6, 2011 at 1:10 pm |
      • Copper's Donut Shoppe

        Look ~ be quiet
        A rare sighting
        ~it's Angus001
        The Village Idiot

        September 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
      • Angus001

        Cooper's, Now that was just not very nice of you. Now was it. Where's that emoticon of me on the verge of tears? Oh well, I bet you use the term "teabaggers."

        September 6, 2011 at 2:53 pm |

    Why doesn't Obama announce we are getting out of Iraq and Afghanistan in 7 days? That would immediately jump start our economy and who cares about those camel jocks anyway?

    September 6, 2011 at 1:00 pm |
    • Copper's Donut Shoppe

      do you drool?

      September 6, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  87. spocksbrain

    Funny because every one of those RNC talking points describes a problem caused by the Republicans. Now they want to change direction? Is it because the Tea Party tail wagged the Republican dog to the brink of causing a new recession? Is it because they now realize they have bankrupted us with their endless tax cuts for those who need them least while thinly veiling their constant crying about entitlements - meaning Social Security and Medicare? Is it because they know their jobs strategy works so well (in India and China)?

    September 6, 2011 at 1:05 pm |
  88. RNC?

    This would be the organization of Michael Steele? We need some time hardened integrity in these campaigns. The party of "meetings" in Hawaii, champange drive expense accounts is looks simply like a group that "lost the golden ring" whinning to get it back and not serious group with serious broad mined plans and agendas.

    Give me a brake, the RNC shot its wad years ago.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:06 pm |
  89. yesroh

    The Republicans came into Congress THIS YEAR. Get your facts straight, Bozo. The Democrats have run it for four years and the President has been in the White House for two, and the situation has gotten much worse.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:08 pm |
  90. coy4one

    The Republicans just DON'T GET IT!! With all-time low approval ratings of 12%, they think they can just sit back and point fingers and stall on more and more attempts to get people working again. The only reason they all want to introduce their individual plans before the President does, is because they know their chances of having the same "fix-it" ideas as the President are good. Then they can use these ideas by saying, "The President copied my ideas." How many Republicans have said they are announcing their plans "after" the President's? Nada!

    September 6, 2011 at 1:11 pm |
  91. krehator

    The Republicans pointing fingers again........... *yawn*

    Take a look in the mirror.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:11 pm |
    • Angus001

      But I'm sure you never grow board of Obama pointing fingers. Now do we?

      September 6, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
      • Thomas, Baton Rouge, LA

        how does one 'grow board'?

        September 6, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
      • Copper's Donut Shoppe

        grow board = trees

        September 6, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  92. Stephanie Palmer

    Don't you just love the way these clowns come out of the woodwork, saying no to every idea President Obama has, and then complaining that his programs don't work? These are the same clowns who gave huge tax breaks and refunds to people when they realized that Clinton had left a surplus. Instead of beginning to repair our crumbling infrastructure, Bush said, this is the people's money, let's give it back. And for the remainder of his 8 years in office, he continued to spend money borrowed from China on all kinds of unfunded projects. We have the fake war in Iraq, we have the fake war in Afghanistan, and we have the humungous tax cuts given to people who have so much money, they don't even notice it. Then we have the unfunded prescription drug program. Oh that one is a beaut. Too bad the 98% of us not represented by Congress don't have enough money to buy stock in the pharmaceutical companies. And now because Obama hasn't been able to get the ideas throught, and he's had all of 30 months in office, they say he needs to go? I come back to Bachmann's statement, are they pro-America or anti-America? As far as I'm concerned, they are trying to suck the life out of my country and its people. They don't even put up a facade anymore. Maxine Waters is so right.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
    • Angus001

      Stephanie, You and "Liz Carter in Georgia" need to get together and have tea. If you are going to disengage your brain and outsource your thinking to the DNC then that is your right. But in the best intereset of America, I will challenge you to think for yourself.

      September 6, 2011 at 1:18 pm |
      • Copper's Donut Shoppe

        oh go grow board angus

        September 6, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
    • Leslie

      You are sooo right!

      September 6, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
      • Angus001

        Thanks for agreeing with meLeslie. (I know you weren't so reach out to LIz and Steph to be included in tea).

        September 6, 2011 at 1:26 pm |
    • insane liberals

      Did you refuse the tax break when they were introduced. You could have. No I did not think so. You probably got money you did not deserve. Funny how you complain now but for the 6+ years you enjoyed the bigger checks.

      September 6, 2011 at 1:21 pm |


    September 6, 2011 at 1:15 pm |
  94. Leroy

    GOP ads = Immaturity in its lowest form

    September 6, 2011 at 1:17 pm |
  95. bassmaster22

    Didn't El Busho take 69 vacation days in his first year alone? Where were the RNC commercials then? No more career politicians. No more political parties. Stop voting the same pathetic parties and losers in and out and then act suprised when no progress happens. You're all kidding yourselves if you think this system works in any party's hands.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
    • Macmaven

      Yes, Bush was on vacation 38% of his Presidency...that is a fact. Didn't hear the Repubs climbing out of their double wides and leaving the abortion clinic picket lines for that one.

      September 6, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
  96. wendy

    All the republicans know how to do is Blame. instead of talking and blaming, why don't they stop playing politics and compromise for the American people

    September 6, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
  97. Leslie

    Remember people, when the RNC "takes aim" at Pres. Obama, they are taking aim at YOU!!!!!!!

    September 6, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
    • insane liberals

      Nope!!!! some of us can think for ourselves.

      September 6, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
      • Mindie from India

        No, obviously you cannot. You parrot Faux's talking points of the day, you continue to trash your President who is working hard on YOUR behalf and you support the racist and bigoted GOP. No son you cannot think for yourself because if you did you would find out the truth behind the lies you hear all day everday on faux. Good thing the majority of the country sees right thru these lies and deceoptions – at least the ones who can think for themselves do anyways.

        September 6, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
    • Angus001

      Only the silly can be misled by your suggestion. If Obama is trying to implement policies that are bad for America then the focus should be on Obama's bad policies. I know, I know... Everyone who voted for Obama should have done their homework to understand who is is before they voted. That would have saved America a lot of hardship.

      September 6, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
      • Copper's Donut Shoppe


        September 6, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
      • Thomas, Baton Rouge, LA

        Oh yeah.
        McCain/Palin was a much better choice....:rolleyes:

        September 6, 2011 at 1:34 pm |
    • Mindie from India

      True – if you support the GOP you are supporting failure for the USA. A day doesn't go by that the GOP have some kind of racial tidbit to say about Obama – tar baby, put him in his place, Obama is Saddam, etc etc and etc. The GOP is counting on YOUR bigotry to push their agenda thru and you idiots support them just because it's against Obama – even though it's against your own best interests too. So anyone who support the GOP is nothing but a racist by association. Obama is the hardest working President in recent history (take your boy bushy for example – hard working? Hardly...how many vacations did shrubby take?) yet the GOP continue to oppose anything and everything Obama has tried to do – Job – Infrastructure – Stimulus which the GOP gov'nors had their greedy hands out for it too by the way. Even the GOP are now against issues they supported in the fast – simply because Obama supports that issue as well. Obama hasn't divided America – your bigotry and greed has divided America. You can spin it anyway you like it (be sure to watch fake entertainment for your daily talking points against Obama) but the Country sees your lies and deceptions and mistruths and we REJECT the GOP way.

      September 6, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
  98. CoJo

    ok, I'm a democrat. Assuming I don’t vote for Obama this time around. Convince me why I should vote for Perry? His state budget only balanced because he took funds allocated for the poor & seniors. HUH? Rob the poor give to the rich? Is this his idea how he balances a budget? So in the WH he’ll take from SS and poor programs to pay for his priorities? Healthcare, ok assume the Obamacare is replaced, replaced with what? DETAILS please!!!! How many of you have parents or siblings are having health issues? I know the young are invincible and the over 40, who cares right!!! Perry would effectively cancel SS? Is that what I heard? Now as for the military, if cut taxes across the board, how is he going to fund the next republican war he will commit us to? AND continue to pay the benefits of the military who deserve much more than they are getting? Oh that’s right I keep forgetting, take from SS and poor. Ok, I get his thought process. Again convince me I should vote for Perry? I have yet to hear any details out of this guy (any more than any other republican… if people ran businesses like they do (five point bullets) there wouldn’t be any businesses) It’s fine to start with bullets, but want buy in… NEED DETAILS.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:20 pm |
  99. HIH

    You don't have to aim very well to hit a screw up in the executive branch of the US government. They cant even run a postal delivery service in the black or schedule a speech without a crisis or controversy.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
    • Copper's Donut Shoppe

      Your complete lack of intelligence as to the Postal Service is only eclipsed by the one giant eye in the center of
      your forehead.

      September 6, 2011 at 1:29 pm |
  100. Rabbi David

    You live long enough and you see everything.This past weekend a labor leader openly advocates the MURDER of US citizens and the President gets up and speaks after him without one WORD of moderation or condemnation.Then when questioned about this the head of the Democratic party has no answers. I am left wondering WHY the FBI is not arresting the labor leader and WHY any sane human in Congress or the Senate is not calling for the IMMEDIATE impeachment of the President.This is a nation of LAWS at least for the moment-SOMEBODY FOR THE LOVE OF GOD ENFORCE THEM!

    September 6, 2011 at 1:24 pm |

      To Rabbid David, he was not calling for the murder of US citizens (don't put words in his mouth) he said you all have a vote keep your eyes on the prize and take these sob's out. Its simpleEnglish grammar connecting VOTE with TAKING OUT of the office. You are just upset because the president called for Israel to honor the 1967 border with Palestine right ribbi?

      September 6, 2011 at 2:00 pm |
  101. CoJo

    Oh I forgot, Perry's idea of a job plan is more hamburger flippers who can't afford health insurance?

    September 6, 2011 at 1:24 pm |
  102. jmoya

    All they really need to do is realign the import tarrifs and the US jobs issue will be resolved in 30 days.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:24 pm |
  103. Peter Chiarchiaro

    In 2005, George W Bush, had the same exact approval rating. I don't say this to play "tit-for tat" but rather to highlight an obvious trend. Political leaders can't satisfy their constituents. The approval ratings of elected officials have never been lower in the history of the country. Why?

    Will a new president change this?

    If the current trend continues, society's astute might start [or continue] to ask, "Why is this happening?"

    Something has changed in the last ten years. Traditional policies and methods no longer fix the problems. Why?

    In our recent history, our world has done something that was never done before in human history: The world became interconnected. Globalization has changed everything. Today - Everyone is dependent on everyone else. Everyone affects everyone. National borders, isolation, or more simply, "what's mine is mine" no longer exists and can no longer succeed. We depend on one another! These are not pretty words. This is the tangible and factual dynamic of today's globalized, interconnected, and interdependent world. Look in the news. Pick any article in the news to scrutinize this for yourself. Our world's events affect everyone.

    As a result, old systems of governance cannot fix this new system. The only solution is to educate one another to know and understand that every "part" is connected to other parts. Today, we are entering a new natural system where everyone depends on others. We need to start teaching people this, that something has changed and we can no longer solve our crises with old methods. Connection and mutual responsibility are the only answers simply because this is the new order of the world.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:27 pm |
  104. Copper's Donut Shoppe

    Dear CNN,

    In this climate could we not use some other headline than "takes aim."

    September 6, 2011 at 1:27 pm |
  105. Phunny Laugher

    Oh, the RNC is only just NOW taking aim at our president?? I wonder what all that sh.. t slinging was before?
    Oh, and they begrudge that he is taking an "expensive " vacation? Martha's Vinyard? I seem to remember Bushy presidents LIVING there in the posh neighborhood.
    Other than that: bug off Repugnant Nerdy Clowns. What have you done for the country lately?

    September 6, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
  106. ART

    Tea baggers unite, you need to intensify your efforts on ruining America.The economy is still moving along and we don't want this President to be reelected,so I'am sure there are some other job killing maneuver like those farcical debt ceiling hijacking.Don't forget if all else fails you guys can always burn a cross on the white house lawn.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
    • Angus001

      Theroy... Everyone who uses the "Teabagger" label really wants to be the teapot for a conservative.

      September 6, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
      • Copper's Donut Shoppe

        oh just go and grow board angus

        September 6, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  107. BD70

    The sad part is the without bothering to find the truth on a non partisan site....OR fact check...some will swallow hook line and sinker what the RNC shovels at them.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
  108. Bill (Louisiana)

    What a bunch of ignorant people we are. Corporations run America now and use the Republican Party as their puppets. Labor Unions (Working People) used the Democrat Party as their puppetts. I t amazes me that our country can not rise up and start new manufacturing companies in the USA to drive out the Big Corporations that farm everything over seas. Only companies making products that are more than 80% made in the USA should receive Tax Incentives and Tax the heck out of Companies that rely on foreign made. We are the largest receiver of goods, but we import everything, no wonder unemployment is so high. Instead of cutting federal, state, and city civil service jobs, we need to be increasing mor USA jobs. Boycott the big stores and start small business shops and our own real American Manufacturing Jobs. You want a car, buy a Ford, instead of the ones made overseas. Put Americans to work, by only buying American. What Kind of Car are these politicians drive.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
  109. CoJo

    If Perry gets elected (or even close), we all need to buy oil company stocks... who know those will go up. It would be interesting to see how much they went up during Bush's time.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
  110. Mary Brooks

    READ THIS, Read it twice, and read all the footnotes!: http://www.truth-out.org/goodbye-all-reflections-gop-operative-who-left-cult/1314907779

    September 6, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
  111. Thomas, Baton Rouge, LA

    Oh, and we all know the RNC knows what THEY'RE talking about....


    September 6, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
  112. CoJo

    since taxes are "unAmerican" in Perry's view, is he going to give back all that federal money he has taken for her term? I'm sure there are other states which like the funds.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
  113. marshall

    The only speech we need to hear Thursday night from obama is his resignation speech.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
  114. briman70

    let's re-elect him and spend another 4 years talking of grand ideas, doing nothing and then point fingers....

    September 6, 2011 at 1:39 pm |
  115. DRS

    Really, ALL of you bickering idiots should go to the basement, noose your neck, and kick the stool! The Dems are a bunch of socialist elitists and the Reps are a bunch of capitalist elitists. The reason nothing gets done is because congress bickers in the exact manner all of you do. This country is broken because of it; it's time to hit the reset button and exclude idiots like you all from participating!

    September 6, 2011 at 1:43 pm |
  116. Joe

    With red Texas burning to the ground, Obama will have one less red state to wate time on creating jobs for people who have a problem with an African-American president. Hope the wildfires engulf Crawford ranch too. It would be devine justice for eight years of turmoil.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
    • insane liberals

      Nice Joe. Lets have another liberal to call for civility. Wishing harm to anyone is plain disgraceful. I hope you don't have children.

      September 6, 2011 at 2:03 pm |
      • Copper's Donut Shoppe

        "Wishing harm to anyone is plain disgraceful. I hope you don't have children."

        September 6, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  117. brucealmitey

    When the economy collapses, from big business' and both parties' imcompetence and dishonesty, and anarchy takes over, from the looks of the vitriol on this forum, it looks like the war that will break out will be between the Democrats and the Republicans. We are in this mess for many reasons, but one huge reason is because the two parties in Congress will not work together, but instead prefer to lob hand grenades across the aisle. You all are doing the same.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:52 pm |
  118. quieteye

    RNC has worked against the interests of the nation for last 2 election cycles and more for the interest of a party arrogantly owned by Wall Street with an assump[tion of entitlementment to govern. Message of Propaganda (w/ help from Word Doctor pollster Frank Lutz) hopefully will be viewed for what it is and people vote smarter this time.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:53 pm |
  119. Bob Ramos

    The RNC (and certain posters on this board) ignore the fact that the troubles with our economy started even before Obama was born. Ever since the Cold War, we have financed our economic shortfalls via borrowings. Where we are not is not not Obama's fault, not Bush (both of them), not Reagan but the result of decades of deficit borrowings. All of it has finally come to a horrible terrible halt and finally we cannot ignore the problem any longer. It is insane to think that 2.5 years of the Obama administration is enough to cure the problem or even to make a dent in it. It will take an entire new culture and commitment to even start on the way to controlling it.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:55 pm |
    • brucealmitey

      Well said, Bob. The sad fact is, with the two major parties, all you have to choose from are Socialists who want to get into every aspect of every citizen's life, and Imperialists, who want to get into and ruin the business of every country on the planet. Not much to choose from, is it?

      September 6, 2011 at 2:02 pm |
  120. Amazed2

    What do the republicans want? They cannot govern, they proved that with GWB. They cannot make responsible choices they proved that with Palin for VP and the witch they had running for Congress. They were incompetent against Al Quaida, Obama shows that is terriorist leader after terriorist killed. They only suport rich getting more rich, just look at their voting.

    What exactly do the want? Why would anyone with any sense vote for these people?

    If catch phrases, lapel pins an dpledges did the job then I guess they would be worth looking at but verbage means nothing, it's acts and effort.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:56 pm |
    • insane liberals

      And you deemed DNC and Obama to acts. Lets talk about this 800 Billions stimulus. what job did it saved/create? Unions jobs ( teacher, fireman, police officer auto workers) Are those important you bet. But where are the jobs for the folks down the street. Only about 12 % of the total workforce is in Unions yet they got all the money. Republicans do not discriminate on tax cuts they want everyone to have them. DNC wants only a few to pay for everyone else. DNC only cares for the poor and Unions and that makes up the bulk of Democrats. BTW those two groups have one thing in common. They are takers not givers.

      September 6, 2011 at 2:12 pm |
      • quieteye

        800 billion stimulus always used by Right to saddle Obama as a failure. Meantime majority of states including those governed by respublicans gladly took stimulus money to keep them from tanking and laying off public workers who would have had to quality for unemployment, etc. (just what we needed to keep government small – right?).

        Should have went to the street, Main Street – Not wall street.

        September 6, 2011 at 2:37 pm |
  121. Gunge

    More RNC BS?

    Stimulus spending caused "unemployment to shoot up"? I think they've been "shooting up."

    At the very worst some economists say that it had little positive effect on job growth, but good luck finding ANY reputable economist who say that reduced spending = more jobs:


    September 6, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
  122. TripleA

    The RNC will see to it everyone has a good paying job. In the RNC world “everyone” is defined as white, multimillionaire, graduates of the right schools, with the proper family and political connections. All others well, that’s not the RNC's department.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
  123. GeorgeBos95

    If I'm not holding Bush specifically accountable for the state of the economy, why would I do it to Obama?

    The RNC hasn't a clue. Blast Obama all you want, as you put forward fringe candidates like Perry, Bachmann, and (chuckle) Palin.

    September 6, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
    • insane liberals

      Stop obsessing on Palin she is not as far as of now a canditate.

      September 6, 2011 at 2:15 pm |
      • Aaron

        How do you not comment on the Repub freak show? The heifers are spouting out their stupidity all over the plan. It's be best if the news outlet quit reporting on them, but that ain't gonna happen because half-wits like you think their insanity is going to get the country back in shape. All they do is complain, but never come up with any viable alternatives, with the word viable being the opportune term.

        September 6, 2011 at 2:21 pm |
  124. John

    More RNC horse cr_p all they do is lie lie lie.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:00 pm |
  125. Nodack

    Oh, so Republicans are going to go after Obama? I didn't know they ever stopped going after Obama.

    More propaganda. I keep my own record of the events leading us up to this moment in time. Republicans say Obama was responsible for the large debt we have. Didn't they double the debt under Bush from 5 to 11.3 trillion?

    They say Obama destroyed the economy. I thought the economy was destroyed under Bush's watch and they just handed it off to Obama. They say Obama hasn't brought the economy back yet. That is true, but IMO the Republicans have done everything in their power to be obstructionists thinking it will net them votes if Obama fails. All that does is make them look like they only care about getting elected are willing to destroy America just to get votes.

    Republicans don't like Obamacare. They are 100% against health care reform of any kind even though they sort of talk about it as if they are interested in improving things, but no Republican President will ever bring up health care reform as a topic and every Democrat president since the 1930s has tried and failed to reform health care thanks to Republican obstruction. If Universal Health Care is such a horrible idea why does every industrialized nation on Earth have it except the US? If it is so expensive why does every single country on earth pay half what Americans pay for health care? If our system is so superior to everybody else's why are we ranked 37th behind Costa Rica? Republicans don't have an answer to any of these questions and have to resort to yelling SOCIALISM!! to try to scare Americans away. That works on half of America that isn't willing to see past FOX/GOP/Big Business propaganda.

    Republicans are saying Obama didn't create enough jobs. They also say that all government is bad and that it isn't the job of government to creat jobs, it's the job of rich people to create jobs. That's why we gave out tax breaks to the richest so that they would create jobs with those tax breaks. Wasn't that what they said? The tax breaks did create jobs, but unfortunately the job creators created jobs in India and China and fired all the American workers because they wanted to make a decent wage and wanted a safe work environment. Chinese workers will work for a bowl of rice a day so of course American job creators like them better. So why did we give rich Americans a tax break again?

    Republicans say it was all the Democrats fault that we got downgraded. That's not what the S&P said. They said it was because some Americans in power were actually in favor of not increasing our debt ceiling which would have made the US default on our obligations. They also said the fighting over raising the debt ceiling had a lot to do with it. Those people who wanted to default were the Tea Party which apparently run the Republican party now so saying it was the Democrats fault 100% is a blatant lie and more propaganda IMO.

    To sum up, I will never ever vote for another Republican again. They represent big business and big business only. They don't care about anybody else and are quite willing to lie, fabricate, obstruct, and destroy America to stay in power.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:13 pm |
    • insane liberals

      That would 5 to 9 trillions for 8 years of Bush. Obama is 9-14 trillions and still growing in 30 months.

      September 6, 2011 at 2:16 pm |
      • Dee

        They can't count that high so it's easier for them to ignore the facts of the debt this man has put us in to! when China owns more of America than Americans do, maybe they will wake up then.

        September 6, 2011 at 2:25 pm |
      • Rob in StL

        You're putting an extra 2+ trillion on Obama's books that was paid out during his first year but was obligated prior to his inauguration. Not exactly fair. Nor is it fair to keep screaming about 'spending spending spending' when a big chunk of the problem is falling revenues do to the higher unemployment rate. Nor is it fair to talk about the 'failed stimulus' without acknowledging that a huge chunk of the stimulus was used by individual states to staunch the bleeding that resulted from their own lower tax revenues.

        Presidents, in general, don't have a lot of control over hiring. Creating jobs is something that happens when the demand for products increases. The big exception to this is civil infrastructure, which can stimulate hiring through direct gtovernment spending. We need new bridges and roads anyhow, and it is a proven fact that the final cost to the federal budget for infrastructure improvements is far, far lower than at the beginning because money comes back to the Treasury in the form of revenue.

        What EXACTLY has the Republican leadership done to promote job growth? Propose to remove regulations? How does that improve demand? All that does is reduce costs and increase corporate profits. If you believe that translates into hiring than you live in an economic fantasy. Corporations hire to meet increased demand. They sit on their profits when demand is uncertain. Look at US corporate balance sheets...they are practically choking on their own cash. Is it rational to blame Obama for not being able to shake some of that cash loose? But instead of figuring out how to create more demand for products and services, the Republicans want to SHRINK demand by cutting government spending under the mistaken belief that states and local communities will fill the void. Ridiculous. Ridiculous. Ridiculous

        September 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
      • Copper's Donut Shoppe

        @Dee ~ youare just stup!d ~ that is all
        AllState Insurance owns more of the US than China and Great Britian owns more than Allstate.
        Do you know how to read?

        September 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
  126. Ignatius Riley

    Here it is, GOP. A bit of free (not that socialist K-12 one you wasted) education. Imagine a nuclear bomb (or nucular in your case...have someone explain to you to whom I am referring) goes off because the person holding the bomb was a half wit and made dozens of bad, terrible choices. The flash is bad, but not as bad as the explosion, which kills thousands of people. It's really bad, but then the moron who dropped it left office and a new guy came in. Then there is the fallout. Fallout is all the dirt and radioactive material that blew into the atmosphere and is now landing and killing thousands of more people, and you are blaming it on the new guy, and saying he never should have dropped that bomb in the first place and that the GOP is not at all responsible for any of it anyway! It was Clinton! Then the radiation arrives. The new guy builds an expensive dome to try to contain the damage, but the reps think this is socialist and that the problem and free market will fix itself. More people die. Then when the new guy and his team are trying to fix the damage from the nuke the previous guy dropped, the reps just sit there with their hands in their lap refusing to help, pouting and sulking and whining about the work not getting done. Then there is the nuclear winter, which could have been avoided by raising the debt ceiling, arrives. More people die. Then there is still the matter of the long terms effects: the leukemia and other health issues. It takes a lot of work to fix YOUR mess, and you, the GOP, forgave yourselves for everything. You are all innocent babes in the woods, victims, really. This is why people hate the GOP, the RNC and the Tea Party. This is why we hate you all. That is why you are so hated for the damage you did to this country and the instant forgiveness you gave yourselves. That is why you are hated. (By the way GOP, this is not really about a nuclear bomb. It is an analogy about the GOP and George Bush 2001 – 2008.)

    September 6, 2011 at 2:15 pm |
    • Cody

      Perfect analogy.

      September 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
    • Dee

      The Democrats were in control from 2006 to 2008 – how is all of this the Republicans fault? It was your party that was in control of the House and Senate the last two years of his term.......... And you guys don't want to blame the President now because he doesn't have that kind of control – and Bush did? Wake up people.

      September 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm |
      • Copper's Donut Shoppe

        Did they call you Dumb Dee in middle school?
        Can you only tell time on a digital clock?
        Do you really believe the tripe you post?
        Are you a crackhead?

        September 6, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
  127. Grayguru

    The GOP has done a wonderful job of presenting Presidential candidates to the American public. However, I am conflicted on which I should be considering for my vote. Larry has a great jobs program, Curly has the intellectual qualities the GOP seeks in a leader, and Moe has the leadership skills. Shemp is the dark horse with is aggressive immigration stance. Decisions, decisions, decisions.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:16 pm |
  128. Aaron

    Repubs destroy the economy then spend their years out of the White House complaining about Obama. Every proposal they have involving cutting taxes for the rich and corporations. It's already in place, but we still have massive unemployment. Obama is inept, but his naysayers sure as heck aren't any better.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm |
  129. insane liberals

    The more I read the more I think fabricate is your middle name. Spin it anyway you want. You get away with it here on the lib world. Just won't work in the real world.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm |
    • Copper's Donut Shoppe

      Do you really believe the dribble you post or are
      you just some 13 year old trying to get a rise out of others?
      I find it hard to believe that anyone went past the 10th grade and thinks like you do.
      The 15 second campaign speech was made for folks like you.

      September 6, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
  130. ART

    Republicans stink

    September 6, 2011 at 2:24 pm |
    • Scott

      Actually thats you Art. You stink.

      September 6, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
  131. Cody

    Wow I wanted to reply to some of these Republican post's that are full of lies but my fellow countrymen have done a great job of slapping them in the face with the facts.

    Keep it up all the way through 2012!! Keep filling the gaps of their selective memories so that we don't end up with Perry/Palin/Bachmann etc.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
    • Scott

      Yay Cody. Your President has approval ratings at an all time low. The only lies are the ones you are telling yourself.

      September 6, 2011 at 3:25 pm |
  132. Mitch

    So if Obama is voted out in 2012 and we get the worse president we've ever had, I guess it really doesn't matter cause whoever that new president is and whatever they do, we get to blame Obama... isn't that what we are doing to Bush? Obama needs to put those community organizing skills to work so he can get both parties to work together and solve some issues.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:29 pm |
    • Cody

      We are blaming Bush for giving false information to Congress in order to start the war in Iraq. We are blaming him for not having a strategy for Afghanistan then all but abandoning it after the Taliban fell. We are blaming Bush for talking congress into supporting Medicare part D and not having a way to fund it. We are blaming Bush for unnecessary tax cuts that we can't afford.

      If you have something you want to blame Obama for specifically, go ahead. That does not change the things Bush did though.

      September 6, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
    • ReganomicsCreatePovery

      Obama can only do so much if even when the Republicans keep trying to twart his efforts in complete disregard of what is best for the country. If the Republicans are so good on the economic front ... then how did we get here in the first place. Lost my job the year after 911 and was told by unemployment at that time there were no jobs in my area and it was best to move to another state. Bush didn't make employment opportunities any better and with all his big talk ... he didn't even get the world's most wanted criminal.

      Please explain ... Please explain why no opportunities opened for me for six years under the Bush Administration. Please explain why my particular life was so hard financially during the Reagan Administration and why it was difficult for finding a job then. I did well in the 90's ... and have been employed during the Obama administration ... So I'm confused about all this bs unemployment talk and how it's the president's obligation to get people back to work ... other than creating federal jobs.

      And if we don't want the government to do more or create jobs ... well I'm just confused by Republican logic.

      September 6, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
  133. JohnGaltWho

    I'm an independent and I'm not particularly happy with this President's performance but there are two confounding challenges... 1. He did inherit a terrible economy and the Repubs really have chosen to spend all of their energy trying to defeat the president rather than engage in any honest attempts to participate in the legislative process and 2. Fine – I may not be happy with Obama but if the Repubs ultimately put up one of these brainless tea party religious right goofball candidates – I would have no choice but to support Obama again in 2012. I'd rather have well intentioned and misguided than nefarious and stupid any day.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:30 pm |
  134. insane liberals

    Bunch of loons around here. It's been fun though now got to get back to my high paying job so I can pay for your food stamp. Obama 2012 not going to happen.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
    • Rob in StL

      OK, later dude. Did Mom say you could use her computer or are you at the public library?

      September 6, 2011 at 2:38 pm |
      • Scott

        ^ Mom is out buying liqour with food stamps^

        September 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm |
    • frespech

      Thank you for your kindheartedness and well meaning intentions.
      May God bless you.

      September 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm |
  135. davey

    "Soetoro saves economy with free trade deal with Columbia".
    Great job Barry, you earn a second term.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  136. Scott

    Is Obama in the crosshairs of the RNC? Are they taking aim at Obama? What happened to all that rehtoric about Gabby Gifford? Is this any way to talk CNN? We can disagree without being disagreeable can't we?

    September 6, 2011 at 2:33 pm |
  137. Joe

    insane liberals

    when the rightwing teabags wish the president of the United States failure, that in itself is implying that they lack civility and regard for human life and the well being of their fellow Americans.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:36 pm |
  138. maggie

    "RNC Takes Aim at Obama" - hmmm, now that's a shocker. How about "RNC Finally Works With Obama to Create Jobs"? I think that would be welcomed by an American public sick of the nasty, take em hostage politics they're playing at our expense.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm |
  139. Nick

    Blah blah blah!!! More finger pointing, blame game bullcrap! The economy isn't President Obama's fault, nor is it former President Bush's fault. If one man could supposedly break our economy, then one man could fix it. This is obviously a stupid idea. Don't we realize that these politicians are only playing off of our own BS! We keep pointing the finger at "the other side" and our politicians rile everyone up doing the exact same things so they can keep you voting for them, keeping them in office, keeping them paid, keeping us distracted from the fact that they've done virtually nothing but politic their entire time in office!

    September 6, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  140. Doobie Whatshername Shlitz

    RNC should hammer the marxist buffoons on their failed leadership and out of control spending OVER and OVER so nobody forgets who is in control.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
    • frespech

      Its the House of Congress that allocates spending not the President- so go ahead put the blame squarely where it belongs.

      September 7, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
  141. Paul

    Nothing will change as long as we the people will keep being f*******ing stupid.In a nutshell:
    GOP Bush Admin: economic Crisis, high deficit, but at least, fair taxing system, Iraq War (justified)
    DEM Clinton Admin: fair taxing, budget surplus in the trillions of $$, almost full employment, little wars
    GOP Stupid Bush Admin: unfair taxing huge deficit despite growing economy at beginning, didn't capture BinLaden in 8 years, growing unemployment, free falling economy just at the exit of the administration
    DEM Obama admin: Stopped the economic free fall, introduce fair healthcare system , capture and killed Bin Laden in less than 2 years, kicked out Gadhafi without losing one single soldier and spent just $1B, finished war in Iraq, fixed Afghan war.

    Do you want to be stupid and vote again GOP ?.. feel free, just don't complain

    September 6, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
    • john

      Paul, What is fair taxing? Unfair taxing? If 52% of all americans do not pay any federal income taxes, do you consider that as a fair or unfair taxing?
      If top 5% pay 70% of all taxes, do you consider that as fair or unfair taxing?
      Do you know how much revenue is needed to run a constitutional federal government?
      You do know that during president Clinton Administration, he had Republican Congress who balanced budget. During Clinton presidency, his last budget was only 1.5T Dollars and tax rates for all were 3% higher than now(Bush tax cuts). After the recession (clinton admin) of the year 2000, sept 11, 2001 terrorist attact, and dot com bust, the US economy tanked. The Bush tax rates cut for all spur the economy and unemployment was as low as 4.5% (full emplyment & 59 months straight job creation). As a result the revenues to the government increases as well. Debt to GDP was managale at (40%). I do agree with you that the repubublicans were irresponsible during second term of Bush Admin and they paid dearly for their mismangement in 2006 midterm election. Democrats took control of both houses of congress in 2007 and presidency in 2009 created a manageble debt into an uncontrollable debt crisis by going on a spending binge. Now debt to GDP is almost 100% and in 10 years it will be about 200%.
      You might be asking me why I am bashing dems and President Obama. Everyone is at fault here including the PEOPLE who voted and did not voted for these politicians who wants more of my hard earned income. Cut the federal government speding, limit the size and scope of the federal government, and live within the means. I am willing to pay my fair share of income in taxes up to 10%. That means everyone pays the same or equal rate in taxes regardless their income (rich or poor). I am alo willing to pay consumption tax for everythong except food items.

      When president Obama took office, unemployment was 7.4% and now it is 9.1% with numbers manupulation. The true unemployment number 11.6%. If you count underemployed and long term enemployed, the unemployment rate is about 17%. 1.4 T dollar annual deficit and more than 4T dollars debt accumated in 30 months is President Obama's record.

      According to Gallup survey released today, Uninsured Have Increased Under Obama and Since Obamacare Was Enacted. Fair health care system means I take responsibility for my life and health. What is fair to me : I make the decision to haveor not have healthcare; I make the decision on what plan or premium is need for me.

      Congrats to President and CIA and Military for finding and killing OBL. So that means you agree with President Bush on Guantanamo Prison and all those interrogation techniques that were helpful in catching and killing OBL. So you agree with President Bush with the doctrine of Preemptive wars in regard to Libya. Bush sought authorization for military intervention from the congress for wars in afganistan and Iraq. Did President Obama ever sought such permission from the congress? American troops are still in Iraq and Afganistan.

      I like 4.7% unemployment. I like to keep more of my money. I can stimulate the economy better than any politicians because I have God given rights and I take full responsibility for my life. I do not care about poltical labels. I will vote for those who are closer to my principle.

      September 6, 2011 at 4:33 pm |
      • frespech

        Since your fond of 4.7% unemployment perhaps you can share your ideas on how to get us there notwithstanding giving anymore tax breaks to corporations or wealthy individuals. Restore the tax rates for all to pre-Bush era. End the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan. cut government spending 10% acrooss the board and see where we are in 5 years.

        September 7, 2011 at 3:58 pm |
  142. john

    People who are posting vitriolic rants chose not to understand or learn how economy work and how jobs are created. Private sector creates the real economy and long term jobs. Public sector takes capital from the private sector and demand more of it. Public sector via high taxation and improper regulation destroys private sector capital and Jobs. Freedom + Low Taxes + Deregulation = Lower unemployment and More Jobs

    September 6, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
    • frespech

      So go get a job in China those are the working standards they go by. No pay, no regulations, solid corporate or in that case dictatorial profits. We have a different set of standards in the USA.
      We do not buy into any of that corporate greed mantra your trying to spread.

      September 7, 2011 at 4:03 pm |
  143. Brian

    The Republicans are calling out their attack dogs. I get the impression some of Nixon's "dirty tricks" people are still around. Oh, pardon me.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  144. Joe


    Very well stated. I couldn't have said what you have just said any better. If this country had more objective and intelligent people like you Nodack, we would be a better country than we are today. Thank you for your post sir.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  145. sdjim

    Over the last two hours, I've been reading comments based on passion, sensitivities, and sometimes based on pure ignorance. State and local governments have already laid off thousands and thousands of people. Now the federal government is proposing up to 700,000 more jobs lost. Both are entering a job market that has no jobs. Tell me what proposals are going to create jobs, not leaving people out of the equation. I've been studying the years of 1937-38 because these years parrallel now. The economy was starting to recover from 1929 because people were working through programs such as WPA and CCC. In 1937 both programs were massively cut. The result was that the depression deepened to its lowest point. In fact the word, recession was used for the first time. There was no way that the government was going to say there was a depression within a depression. It only ended with WWII. Educate yourself. Books that I've read that help me understand the present are: AFTERSHOCK by Robert Reich, DEADLY SPIN by Norman Cromwell and ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE by Bethany McClean and Joe Nocera. All are written by informative authors. All I can add is GOOD LUCK IN THE FUTURE! Things are going to get a lot tougher before things get better.

    September 6, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
  146. KatR

    I wonder how many Obama haters will actually go to the polls and vote. My guess is they prefer trolling web message boards like this one and typing over and over again the same lies and half-truths that the right wing regurgitates. Single payer health system? That's what some of them think the ACA is? Far from it. In a nutshell it shifts health care costs from the government to the private insurance companies. All the govt will do under the legislation is to moniter those companies to make sure they do not deny any American who wants to purchase health insurance as well as not cut customers off once they reach a specified limit. Before its passage private insurance companies were doing these things thereby shifting health costs to good ol' Uncle Sam. Of course, this isn't very profitable for health insurance companies. Obama is breaking the pattern that has been going on for decades wherein those with the most money to lose call the poor lazy, dumb and not fit to live in America.

    The right wing ideology makes me sick. Obama/Biden 2012 along with a Democratic majority in both houses of Congress. Keep the GOP/TP out of the picture and let's see if the country improves under liberal leadership for a change.

    September 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
  147. Jill

    I am so tired of some people suggesting that I am receiving handouts simply because I actually manage to subsist on my pay AND pay my taxes AND contribute to my healthcare AND contribute to my 401k AND make donations to causes I deem worthy AND keep my 15 year old car in good running condition AND recycle AND receive NO handouts from MY GOVERNMENT! . They might respond, "Oh, I didn't mean YOU, I meant all those OTHERS." You do remember what assuming results in, don't you?

    September 6, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
  148. Norm - not that one

    That's all the RNC has done for years – even before Obama took office; lie, smear, bellow and whine about him.
    They are the party of the sewer – -so this is nothing new.

    September 6, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
  149. OldieTampaBay

    they just LOVE to hear themselves talk! GOP=GasbagsOnParade!

    September 6, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
  150. lynn

    the rich gonna grab a shovel to fix the roads they dont want to pay for ?

    September 6, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
  151. Shocker

    Wow "RNC takes aim at Obama ahead of jobs speech", now that's a real shocker.

    The only news that would be something newsworthy or different is if RNC wasn't taking aim at Obama or god forbid give him any credit where it may be due.

    September 6, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
  152. CoJo

    On these items, I’m not going to blame Mr. Bush, but the republicans during his time:
    Why didn’t the republicans reduce or cancel
    -National Labor Relations Board?
    -Why did Dodd-Frank feel they had to create their bill?
    -what was corporate tax rate back under Bush’s time?
    -shall we go back under Mr. Bush’s time frame to see if the postal service was within budget?

    September 6, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
  153. Scott

    When people wish Obama to fail it is because he pushes his socialist agenda to the brink of ruining the country.

    September 6, 2011 at 3:16 pm |
  154. Joe


    Very well stated.

    September 6, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
  155. sirwinston1941

    Regardless what the RNC do or say....it is not the President job to bring jobs to America! Jobs has been going overseas long before President Obama starting thinking about becoming the President. President Clinton approved NATA and companies here in America flew the coop and went overseas. Housing market crash, all of these big finance and stock company stealing and folding; its their jobs to create businesses and not focus on their pockets. I am glad that the federal government is going after them. Perhaps, you may now get a job and more in your pocket. The problem is, no one want's to support the President because they are afraid they are going to go broke! By the way, what have you actually seen your congressman do for you; and why you keep voting him or her back into office year after years when they are alerady millionaries. Can they really do something for you! No, and they will not either. You do the math on your taxes and your way of life to date.....it is not easy making a living for your family.

    September 6, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
  156. Joe


    You're an idiot. President Obama isn't blaming anyone for anything. He's just addressing past problems that we are still confronted with today. And what have the rightwing tea bags been doing all this time? Even before president Obama took the oath of office, the likes of you were blaming him of being black. Let's face it, this country would be alot better off if racist hate mongering scumbags like you never existed.

    September 6, 2011 at 3:26 pm |
  157. CoJo

    TARP: A government program created for the establishment and management of a Treasury fund, in an attempt to curb the ongoing financial crisis of 2007-2008.

    Read more: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/t/troubled-asset-relief-program-tarp.asp#ixzz1XCcPUsRe

    Who was President back then? How much did that add to the debt? Financial crisis? When did that occur? Are we even out of it yet? who had control of congress for most of Mr. Bush's time frame?

    September 6, 2011 at 3:35 pm |
  158. augustghost

    the usual republican platform...no solutions, just insults and crybaby tactics

    September 6, 2011 at 3:38 pm |
  159. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @Angus001; you must be worried that I may be thinking TOO much; and looking down TOO deep into the truth of the biased, stinky cesspool of the demize of AMERICA! Oh, I think for myself alright? That's what you GOP/TEAPARTY sheeple have a problem with us about! I beat my own drum, do my own thinking, march to my own sound, and express my own findings and opinions; NOT YOURS! OK? Your 'cons' failed policies have already provened to be detrimental to our nation, period! Oh and yes! Racism's KING in AMERICA!

    September 6, 2011 at 4:12 pm |
    • Angus001

      Now, now Liz... Hook up with Steph and have that cup of tea. It'll do you good. I don't expect you to handle taking on a big project like thinking for yourself. Got to love the old "racist" card. Once that one comes out, it shows that you have realized that you have lost the argument. 'cuse that all you got left.

      September 6, 2011 at 6:01 pm |
  160. Liz Carter in Georgia

    @Joe, KatR and Paul; thankyou for you comments! I agree 100%! Mitch; stop lying and whinning, GOD! PLEASE! My goodness; Scotts' even defending or trying to defend the publicly announced hope by some of you idiotic GOP/TEAPARTY 'cons' that they hoped the President failed! He read their minds and said it's because OBAMA's pushing a 'socialist' agenda as to why they want him to FAIL! LOL! How stupid; or are we? @Scott you seem to know a lot about mom buying alcohol with foodstamps! Tell us, how does that work?

    September 6, 2011 at 5:04 pm |
  161. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Angus001; I have NOT lost my argument or debate, because this war is still going on! I'm like a Shermans' federal 'UNION' soldier', so to speak, though born and raised in the South, who's still out here in the 'REBEL' trenches, pulling back their hiding covers! I know you don't like it! I don't care! Wrong/Evil has always hated to be uncovered! You can't shame me, nor boo me down, OK? I know what you're up to; it's not working! I'll accept the labels of crazy racist! Why? Look at who's labeling me! SEE!

    September 6, 2011 at 7:27 pm |
    • Pete

      The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president."

      September 7, 2011 at 8:41 am |
  162. A-Ron

    funny, since it was the RNC and the rest of their little anit-american minions who got us into this deficit mess.

    September 6, 2011 at 7:41 pm |
  163. magdaleine

    Was it not the Republicans that let their little friends the Tea Partiers tie up the delay in trying to solve the deficit? That is unconstitutional and they are as much to blame. It will take COMPROMISE on everyone's part in order to get out of this mess. Just remember, it took us a while to get here; with lots of help from previous presidents and Congress-time to fess up and do something constructive about it instead of waving pointy fingers and being petty about the President.

    September 6, 2011 at 8:49 pm |
  164. Lynn

    Wow, just because dems and repub's can't wk together don't mean we can't. Our job is to stay on them for not making jobs for us...Let's call them, they have have a job, but not doin it...!

    September 6, 2011 at 9:24 pm |
  165. Lynn

    MAKE THIS AMERICA'S ELECTION...they suppose to be working for us..! Call ur REP's..!

    September 6, 2011 at 9:27 pm |
  166. NW1000

    "GOP TAKES AIM AT OBAMA." I thought I heard John King apologize and grovel about saying hateful things like this.
    Besides, with a two bit thug bum like Hoffa espousing murder, don't you think we should all tone down a bit?
    Perhaps our Boob in Chief, when speaking after Hoffa, should call him on his hate speech?
    Obama is an incompetent boob. Draft Hillary now.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:15 pm |
  167. NW1000

    Jimmy Hoffa and his thug criminal family, opposed our president Kennedy.
    Isn't Hoffa's father buried, in cement overshoes, in the end zone of Giants stadium?
    Sounds like a criminal thug family to me.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:17 pm |
  168. NW1000

    Barack "Crybaby Boobie" Obama is an incompetent worthless boob.
    He lectures the entire country about civility, and toning things down, then goes to a rally and sits and listens to this.
    Sort of reminds me of "GD America" for 20 years, but, he never heard a word, did he?
    Draft Hillary now. Kick this worthless Boob off the ticket before we get destroyed again next year.

    September 6, 2011 at 11:19 pm |
  169. Keith

    We're already paying unemployment for alot of construction workers so putting them to work is actually saving money in the long run!! I don't understand how some people don't get that.. Obama took a 10 day vacation? So what! How many times have you read a news story on CNN that stated he was notified of some event at 2 am.. Where was congress during his vacation? On fact finding missions? What is that anyway?!

    September 7, 2011 at 12:24 am |
  170. Keith

    We're already paying unemployment for many of these construction workers so we are actually saving money in the long run! And when Obama was on vacation so was everyone else! Oh yeah, and hearing Bachmann talk about getting rid of the DOE was much better than a speech about jobs!(sarcasm)

    September 7, 2011 at 12:40 am |
  171. jude

    plan to vote for barry or what ever some of you like calling our president...he is the only one out there remotely close to looking out for the average american family, worker, student etc. etc.. mitty is a snake...that is green you see in his eyes and fools continue to grovel to the rich who will always do whatever it takes to make an even bigger profit. mind you, not good for the community, people, land...no, good for profits. period. money.

    September 7, 2011 at 12:48 am |
  172. George

    It's simple really. Here's an idea. And no one individual would have to pay taxes. The economy of the United States is the world's largest national economy. Its nominal GDP was estimated to be nearly $14.7 trillion in 2010. That's profit that all businesses made. Tax all businesses a flat rate of 25%, just businesses, and you can cover the expenses of the government. Is that too flat for you? Here's another simple idea.

    When the rich were given tax breaks to create jobs, there were no new jobs, in fact, quite the opposite happened. So where's that extra cash they're making. Why not make a system where if unemployment goes up, so do corporate taxes and taxes on the rich. When unemployment drops significantly, so do the corporate taxes and taxes on the rich. Give them an incentive to create jobs don't just ASSuME that they will create jobs.

    I mean, duh!

    September 7, 2011 at 4:07 am |
  173. Bucko G

    I second the first comment. Republicans be damned!

    September 7, 2011 at 4:42 am |
    • John

      Wow, hate speech from the left, what a surprise. You have nothing to stand on. You support failed policies that are running this country down and you spew hate. Typical lib.

      September 7, 2011 at 9:28 am |
  174. Pete

    Obama along with his buddies at GE are selling America out to China
    All of obama's czars and advisors are crooks or AntiAmerican
    this son of a Bitch obama has to go
    Its ok to call obama s son of a bitch
    he allows his union buddies to call Americans SOB's

    September 7, 2011 at 7:40 am |
  175. palatot

    What a shame that critics of the president are already spewing negative rhetoric before he has a chance to give his speech. Anti Obama's sentiments, too often based on prejudice, have doomed any chance of the US getting out of this recession any time soon.

    September 7, 2011 at 8:16 am |
    • Pete

      The real danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president

      September 7, 2011 at 10:01 am |
      • CPKZ

        Remember who was running against our President at the time. McCain and Palin, a man whose policies looked strikingly similar to the president who got us into this mess, with a vice president who not only lacked any true experience, but showed to be an extremist as well. Since then, McCain and Palin have only further proved to me that my vote for Barack Obama was the correct one. The only reason I'd even think about taking back my vote is if it promised that such a radical group like the Tea Party wouldn't have formed, because that is the danger to America.

        September 7, 2011 at 3:39 pm |
  176. palatot

    Weather's great today.

    September 7, 2011 at 8:42 am |
    • palatot

      It certainly is!

      September 7, 2011 at 8:43 am |
  177. Pete

    The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president

    September 7, 2011 at 9:45 am |
    • frespech


      September 7, 2011 at 4:19 pm |
  178. Ed

    Just a quick read of the statements posted here explains why this country is headed in the wrong direction.
    The childish name calling never stops!

    September 7, 2011 at 10:19 am |
  179. Don

    This is news? The RNC took aim at the President even before he was inaugurated. The plain fact is that they are continually outplayed by the President. Everyone knows this President is paying the bills for 8 years of Bush-Cheney-Kleptocracy.

    September 7, 2011 at 10:46 am |
  180. GOP Bad For America

    I see that there are some Republicans on here that do not want to take responsibility for the

    MAJOR role of the GOP/Tea Party in this mess. Not even counting the preexisting role under Dubya Bush they had that created this economic situation in the first place with deregulations and toxic assets, Lets look at their current work such as they debt ceiling debacle which led us to loose our AAA rating. As if that wasn't enough the GOP/Tea Baggers part in NOT putting forth any jobs legislation as they promised in the mid-term elections Where is the jobs legislation that they promised? Are tax cuts their solution for everything? I see the big picture and I will continue to support our President!

    September 7, 2011 at 10:49 am |
  181. teapartyisfullashit

    The party loves big government and they know it cuz these fools didn't say a damn thing when bush was in office but now that the skin color changed ohh we gotta get our fiscal house in order and demand that the colored guy do whatever we say. So its not big government they have a problem with, its black government. Have you ever tried to talk 2 a tea bagger? All they got is hannity talking points and when they run outta that they say howz that hopey changey stuff working out 4 ya. And all you can do is laugh at these ignorant racist. You can use the truth,facts or reasoning. I guess they think that 1 of those dumb ass bitches could do a better job but that's what happens when you drop outta school

    September 7, 2011 at 10:49 am |
  182. truthman

    I read the ad twice, so our debt grew by two times 2.5 million dollars. Now I'm afraid to read it again.

    September 7, 2011 at 11:52 am |
  183. nan

    Why are my comments always waiting on "moderation"? Do you ever display them?

    September 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
  184. California Conservative

    Take these liberal sons-of-bitches out.

    September 7, 2011 at 3:13 pm |
  185. California Conservative

    OMG = Obama Must Go!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 7, 2011 at 3:29 pm |
  186. California Conservative

    I love the way liberals preach civility while doing anything but that.

    HYPOCRISY is democrats middle name.

    September 7, 2011 at 3:35 pm |
  187. TT


    September 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm |
  188. wcnea567

    Now republican politicians are back in Washington. Their top priority is to oppose anything and everything Obama and democrats want. They will do anything to lower stock market prices and raise unemployment to pre-Obama days and months. In fact stock market prices and job creation have stalled since republicans took control of House of congress.

    September 7, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
  189. frespech

    Would anyone who suggests that less is more inform me as to when was the last time under a Republican President or Congress we actually shrank the size of Government.

    September 7, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
  190. frespech

    California Conservative:
    What's the problem having trouble getting an acting gig in LALA LAND.
    Those damn liberal movie makers.

    September 7, 2011 at 4:29 pm |
  191. Jesse

    The real issues with our economy is the same elephant in the room that has ben here since G.W. Bush got in office. there is a disproportion in the American Tax situation. The rich need to be taxed a the rate they were taxed durring the clinton administration or better yet the reagan administration. It amazes me that the Tea Party and the republican party can raise their voices and say they are here for ALL the people of this country and allow the middle class to be finanically raped over and over again. I dont know whats worse the treatment of the middle class, the insult to the american inteligence, or not haviing the common curtacy to at least buy dinner first.

    September 7, 2011 at 4:43 pm |
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