Obama campaign lays out Romney attack plan
January 4th, 2012
03:41 PM ET

Obama campaign lays out Romney attack plan

(CNN) - On a conference call just hours after a surprisingly tight finish in the Republican caucuses in Iowa on Tuesday, senior members of President Obama's reelection campaign assured reporters that their operation was built to take on whichever candidate arises out of the GOP nominating process. Yet both Campaign Manager Jim Messina and Senior Strategist David Axelrod reserved most of their time – and their harshest words – for caucus winner Mitt Romney.

After ticking off their campaign's statistical accomplishments at the much-overshadowed Iowa Democratic caucuses held the same day – including attracting 25,000 caucus goers and signing up 7,500 volunteers – Messina argued that the Obama campaign's ground game in the Hawkeye State is as strong today as when the president won it back in 2008.

"Republicans on the other hand tried to win the caucuses on the air," Axelrod said, referring to the large amount of money spent on television advertising in the run up to caucus day. "And after four years of constant effort and four million dollars spent by his allies to carpet bomb his nearest opponent, Mitt Romney received fewer votes and a smaller share of the vote [than in 2008]."

Framing Romney’s narrow victory as a disappointment, Axelrod went on to preview the attack strategy that his operation plans to employ against the former Massachusetts governor should he win the nomination.

“He entered as kind of a weak frontrunner, he leaves as a weak frontrunner and the question is why,” Axelrod asked. “Why is it that people are questioning Gov. Romney? And I think there are two fundamental problems he has. The first is that his economic vision isn't the economic vision that the American people share.”

Pointing to polls that show Romney lacking support amongst middle-income caucus goers, Axelrod held “in many ways Mitt Romney symbolizes what most concerns people about this economy.”

“But you have the larger issue of credibility and whether people buy his positioning,” he continued. “Because Mitt Romney is a man who has positions on every issue, and usually several, and that has created a great deal of anxiety – not just among conservatives but also among moderates and people across the political spectrum."

Both operatives also tried their hand at the expectations game, attempting to discredit the conventional wisdom that Republicans are more excited about this election than Democrats, while also attempting to raise expectations for Romney in next week’s New Hampshire primary.

Once the final tallies are in from Iowa, the number of GOP caucus goers who participated on Tuesday’s voting is projected to slightly surpass the 119,000 who turned out in 2008, and Messina and Axelrod pointed to this as evidence that expectations of unprecedented GOP enthusiasm to defeat President Obama may have been overstated.

As for how the Republican frontrunner needs to perform in next week’s Granite State, Axelrod called the contest a “home game” for Romney, while Messina simply raised the bar.

"He's been leading all these polls in New Hampshire by 30 something points,” Messina said. “He needs to consistently hold that. You know I think anything less that that has to be disappointing for him and would show him sliding."

Topics: Campaign • Mitt Romney • President Obama

soundoff (158 Responses)
  1. rf924

    President Failure can come up with any campaign plan he would like but the fact is, except for only the most ignorant among us, nobody is going to fall for his senseless blather again.

    January 4, 2012 at 4:00 pm |
    • Our Kid

      RF....you're an idiot

      January 4, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
    • OBAMA2012

      rf924...your an idiot and speak for yourself not the rest of the nation

      January 4, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
      • Rod

        nice, the guy makes an intelligent statement an HE is an idiot. He speaks for me and I believe the est of the nation. Obama in 2012

        January 4, 2012 at 11:10 pm |
      • 5612jean

        I agree, rf is an idiot.

        January 5, 2012 at 10:10 am |
    • D

      Whoa whoa, wait. Bush has 8 years and produces turmoil...Obama has a little more than 3, has already surpassed what Bush did, and you call him a failure? Id like to hear your best life accomplishment to rival one of the many Obama has.

      January 4, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
      • jerry

        apparently you and other like you have forgotten September 11th, 2001. I know obama has not forgotten because he did everything in his power to marginialize President Bushe's presidency. So now with the middle east on fire and our economy still in the pits and no end in sight your still bashing the long gone president...GROW UP!

        January 4, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
      • rab2774

        @Jerry, we did not forget 9/11. the problem is that Baby Bush forgot 9/11 and took a detour to Iraq! Why? Because Sadam laughed in this pappa's face. The middle east on fire? You mean the overthrow of puppet governments supported by the US when it was good for us but not any longer? You seem to forget who helped Sadam and gave him the weapons that he used against his people. Of couse that was not until out puppet government in Iran was overthrown. Can you say oil? Why else do we care about the middle east? You sir are the one who needs to grow up.

        January 4, 2012 at 9:32 pm |
      • gerald

        • First President to Preside Over a Cut to the Credit Rating of the United States Government

        • First President to Violate the War Powers Act

        • First President to Orchestrate the Sale of Murder Weapons to Mexican Drug Cartels

        • First President to issue an unlawful "recess-appointment" while the U.S. Senate remained in session (against the advice of his own Justice Department).

        • First President to be Held in Contempt of Court for Illegally Obstructing Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico

        • First President to Defy a Federal Judge's Court Order to Cease Implementing the 'Health Care Reform' Law

        • First President to halt deportations of illegal aliens and grant them work permits, a form of stealth amnesty roughly equivalent to "The DREAM Act", which could not pass Congress

        • First President to Require All Americans to Purchase a Product From a Third Party

        • First President to Spend a Trillion Dollars on 'Shovel-Ready' Jobs - and Later Admit There Was No Such Thing as Shovel-Ready Jobs

        • First President to sue states for requiring valid IDs to vote, even though the same administration requires valid IDs to travel by air

        • First President to Abrogate Bankruptcy Law to Turn Over Control of Companies to His Union Supporters

        • First President to Bypass Congress and Implement the DREAM Act Through Executive Fiat

        • First President to Threaten Insurance Companies After They Publicly Spoke out on How Obamacare Helped Cause their Rate Increases

        • First President to Threaten an Auto Company (Ford) After It Publicly Mocked Bailouts of GM and Chrysler

        • First President to "Order a Secret Amnesty Program that Stopped the Deportations of Illegal Immigrants Across the U.S., Including Those With Criminal Convictions"

        • First President to Demand a Company Hand Over $20 Billion to One of His Political Appointees

        • First President to Terminate America's Ability to Put a Man into Space.

        • First President to Encourage Racial Discrimination and Intimidation at Polling Places

        • First President to Have a Law Signed By an 'Auto-pen' Without Being "Present"

        • First President to Arbitrarily Declare an Existing Law Unconstitutional and Refuse to Enforce It

        • First President to Tell a Major Manufacturing Company In Which State They Are Allowed to Locate a Factory

        • First President to refuse to comply with a House Oversight Committee subpoena.

        • First President to File Lawsuits Against the States He Swore an Oath to Protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN, etc.)

        • First President to Withdraw an Existing Coal Permit That Had Been Properly Issued Years Ago

        • First President to Fire an Inspector General of Americorps for Catching One of His Friends in a Corruption Case

        • First President to Propose an Executive Order Demanding Companies Disclose Their Political Contributions to Bid on Government Contracts

        • First President to allow Mexican police to conduct law enforcement activities on American soil

        • First President to Golf 90 or More Times in His First Three Years in Office

        January 4, 2012 at 10:55 pm |
      • Commojoe

        What accomplishments? DEstroying the economy or pushing socialism on us that No ONE wants?

        January 4, 2012 at 11:48 pm |
      • ThinkAgain

        Hear, hear! And if you want a list of President Obama's kept promise, go to Politifact dot com and read their report.

        January 5, 2012 at 1:06 am |
      • Nobama

        Yes. He's a failure. Bush had 1 Trillion in debt. Obama raised it 3 Trillion. Obama has surpassed Bush in failure, no matter how brainwashed you are.

        January 5, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
      • grif99999

        Are you talking about the promise to close GITMO? Are you talking about the promise not to have lobbyists in his Cabinet? Are you talking about the promise to cut the deficit in half in 3 years? Are you talking about the promise not to sign a bill into law that has earmarks? Are you talking about the transparancy promise to have bills posted on the internet so everyone can see them before they are voted on?

        January 5, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
      • jean2009

        Well fools lets look at the facts. What difference does it make if a President plays golf or grubs out cedar brush?

        Bush spent 1,020 days of his presidency on vacation. To put this into context, John F. Kennedy spent fewer days in office, 1000, than George W. Bush spent on vacation. Bush spent 487 days at Camp David, 490 days at his Crawford ranch, and 43 days in Kennebunkport. George W. Bush spent 69 days in Crawford during his first year in office. In contrast, according to FactCheck.org, Obama spent all, or part of, 26 days of his first year in office on vacation.

        Bush shouted "Mission Accomplished" May 2003 when he had done absolutely nothing. Pray tell had our troops captured Osama bin Laden, had the search for WMD be accomplished, had the unnecessary war in Iraq ended, had Afghanistan bin Laden been found in Afghanistan? No to each of those.

        January 6, 2012 at 5:04 pm |
    • stuck in traffic

      he is a idiot. A IDIOT who voted for McCain more then likely and a vote for McCain was a vote for Sarah Palin...rf924... you fail.

      January 4, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
      • Ross

        "a idiot"? "A IDIOT"? ok, OK! I believe there's a word for this...hypocrisy, irony, or something along those line... you fail.

        January 4, 2012 at 7:06 pm |
    • jamison

      I believe the only IGNORANT ones are of the Party of NO. Their heads are in the sand, and don't see how the GOP has scammed them. Bush took us to a war fabricated on lies which has cost us nearly 5000 American lives 30,000 wounded and countless Iragi’s dead, but they ruined our economy in the meantime. By spending billions on this senseless war he took away cash that could have been used to help our own infrastructure, schools, poor etc. And what a better way to take us to ruination but by LOWERING taxes on the rich. This man along with Cheney, Rove and Rumsfeld are unrepentant SOB's that have brought our great nation to the brink of disaster. Then to add to the arrogance, he had the nerve to land on a carrier and announce “mission accomplished." We finally have a President who is fixing the problems that Bush left, and is doing it WITHOUT any "help": from the GOP. Three key terrorists dead in the last year, keeping his promise of bringing our troops home, and rebuilding an economy left in ruins. If I never hear the names of these thugs again it will be too soon.

      January 4, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
      • Kirt

        Very well said.

        January 4, 2012 at 5:54 pm |
      • Areacode813

        Don't forget ending Dont Ask Dont Tell, and the Matthew Shepherd act.

        January 4, 2012 at 8:01 pm |
      • I-Burn

        I, too, think Obama is a failure. However, I also agree that Iraq was the wrong war, in the wrong place, at the wrong time. My question for you though is why you and others of your ilk continue to claim that Bush led the country into the war? Pull your head out of the kool-aide jug. EVERY single Democratic leader, and EVERY SINGLE intelligence agency in the world agreed that Saddam had WMDs. At least be honest with yourself, if no one else, and admit that you are a brain-washed drone, following the party line.

        January 4, 2012 at 10:03 pm |
      • cookooroo

        Exactly correct.

        January 5, 2012 at 2:09 am |
      • skysgirl

        I applaud you...thank you very much OBAMA 2012!

        January 5, 2012 at 7:24 am |
      • 5612jean

        Well said

        January 5, 2012 at 10:16 am |
      • John

        Only in a dems mind would they classify that Obama is 'fixing' the problems left behind by Bush.....unemployment up ....and deficit spending through the roof......Foreign policy all over the map......transparency promised is cloaked in secrets....cronyism at its best with Obama......Solyndra, etc, etc......Obama dare not run on his record...its dismal at best...and Obamacare..when was the last time anyone Dem has mentioned it.....they are running away from it.........yep – but in the mind of a dem.....these are all accomplishments.....God help us.

        January 5, 2012 at 10:44 am |
      • grif99999

        You are presenting part of the picture. Somehow I think it is the part that is convenient to your point of view. The wars were voted on and passed by both parties. The wars were supported by both parties the whole time. The WMD was the current intelligence at the time. It was not something made up by the GOP. Next, the economic problems we are in now was cause for the most part by the Dem controlled Banking committee trying to influence the housing market. They directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to make loans to people that were not qualified. It was just a matter of time before they went bad. You mention "the mess that Bush left". I think you will find the problems were caused by the Dem controlled Congress. If you are going to blindly bash the other side at least try to be accurate.

        January 5, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
    • Max

      RF – Speak for yourself. On behalf of those of us who like handouts, I will cast my vote for Obama. Why should i work when I can benefit off the hard work of others. Put someone like Santorum in at President and the first thing he would want to do is try to instill a work ethic in people. I'm not going to work. Mr Obama says I don't have to if I don't want to and I can blame those with more money than me for my problems. We don't need that. Plus I like our do nothing congress. I like how over the past 3 years there has been no budget passed. We just spend spend spend on me. Thank you congress.

      January 4, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
      • wootdude

        Hey Max, you imply that Santorum has this great work ethic but think about this: all he has done is run around Iowa spending money that other people gave him. He didn't really work for it, did he? I mean, what did he produce? what service did he perform? And more to the point, did he pay taxes on that money that was given to him? Or is he one of those 50% that don't pay taxes, that republicans like to harp about. Difference is, his non-taxable income was probably in the hundreds of thousands while the other members of that not-taxed 50% were probably under 50k. Talk about a socialist! Or is it con man?

        January 4, 2012 at 9:20 pm |
      • p

        I don't remember the POTUS saying that. From what oraface are you pulling this wacky stuff?

        January 5, 2012 at 1:07 am |
    • Kirt

      Rf where you fail is thinking most Americans are like you.... I as MANY will be voting for Mr. Obama again. You cant undo what the GOP did to this country in a few years. And many understand that giving the helm back to the GOP now is the worst thing that could happen.
      If you take away the "Hate the gays" and the "Hate Mexicans" and the "Don't tax the rich" all you have left is war and well not much else.

      January 4, 2012 at 5:50 pm |
      • Keeka J

        Well said. You are on target Kirt. Keep getting the word out please!

        January 5, 2012 at 11:02 am |
    • President Obama wins on 2012 elections by a landslide.

      Obama wins 2012 Presidential Election.

      January 4, 2012 at 6:45 pm |
    • izy

      honestly jerry, bush is at fault for bringin us into this desolate economy, and rf, you aint speaking for me, I am backing Obama, cause honestly he has done far more for this country even with your repub cronies trying to stop him at every turn, honestly I am fed up with Repubs in general and closing my ears for good to their self righteous and manipulative tactics.

      January 4, 2012 at 7:32 pm |
      • Keeka J

        Ditto to that.

        January 5, 2012 at 11:04 am |
      • grif99999

        I do believe that you are closing your ears. The problem is you are closing your ears to anyone that does not agree with your point of view. You should look up Barney Frank and the Dem controlled Banking committee to understand how we got into the mess we are in. The Dems are most responsible for getting us where we are now and BO has done little to fix it.

        January 5, 2012 at 11:29 am |
    • K3Citizen

      So you expect the people to follow Romney's senseless blather instead? Your a tool, the useless type..

      January 4, 2012 at 10:04 pm |
    • Liz the First

      "Not all republicans are stupid, but most stupid people are republicans". well known phrase that proves truer every day. how stupid do you have to be to believe what you hear on Faux Noise? how stupid do you have to be to vote against your own self-interest to keep people who work only for the megarich in power over you? how stupid do you have to be to vote for people who don't have enough of a grasp on reality to believe we need to tackle the greatest threat humanity has ever faced, climate change? how did so many americans get so stupid that there is even one rethug in office anywhere???

      January 4, 2012 at 10:33 pm |
      • grif99999

        I guess you are ok with all the over spending then?

        January 5, 2012 at 11:26 am |
    • Michelle

      rf924, well said!

      January 4, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
    • mkat2

      No..... the idiots who put him in office are still out there. As soon as the Chicago thug attack ads start, the uninformed, unthinking, will fall right back in line!

      January 4, 2012 at 11:50 pm |
    • B4CONS

      Dow Jones almost doubled since his 5th week in office ..... Unemployment WELL below Conservative Messiah Reagan's 10.8% without Ronnie's ELEVEN Tax Increases .... Got Bin Laden .... Forced out Gadhafi without a single loss of American Life... brought Troops home from Iraq IMMEDIATLY after W's promise to keep them there through 2011.
      Put down the Tea and wake up and smell the coffee.

      January 5, 2012 at 12:07 am |
    • scott

      Now if a republician were president or take mccain extended tax cuts, or did a surge you would have had protest, if mccain had expanded gitmo you'd have worldwide riots, if mccain passed a mandate, you'd be saying he's in-favor of big insurance (obama ran against the mandate) if mccain would have given a half trillion to fannie and freddie and they sat on the cash, you'd say there u go, the GOP helping the rich, if mccain had done a huge stimulus you'd say it was a waste of money and be mad after you found out he gave donors money, if mccain had said that CSPAN will be allowed in closed door meetings and he wouldn't have lobbyist on his staff and he broke his word (like obama) you'd say the GOP just lies! I can just keep going, look at bush and no child, raising the debt ceiling, going into oil producing countries (libya) THE SAME THING OBAMA is doing, They support the same Fed Chairman, obama fired his general and hired bushs, than promotes him! Enough with the smoke n mirrors – people need to wake up and see that at the very top both sides mirror each other.

      January 5, 2012 at 12:21 am |
    • Richie

      rf – Right on Brother!

      January 5, 2012 at 8:50 am |
    • Keeka J

      Its too bad that your deep seeded racist views won't allow you to see the accomplishments of the President. He prevented to country from going into total collapse and a deep depression... Bread lines. He is the smartest and most morally adept person for the job. 3 years to fix Bush's 8 years of mess. We need to give President Obama 4 more years to lead us into a new prosperity. Did you see 300,000 plus jobs being added in December? Open your mind and stop being a hater.

      January 5, 2012 at 9:37 am |
    • Don

      You hit the nail on the head!

      January 5, 2012 at 10:08 am |

      rf924 people are not dum as you sound what i thank you are rich and or cazy one so clime back in your hole you came out of

      January 5, 2012 at 11:06 am |
    • grif99999

      You might be surprised at how many here are so busy apologizing for BO that they dont see what is going on. The other posts here make my point.

      January 5, 2012 at 11:22 am |
    • jean2009

      This should remind everyone of how bad the last Rethugliklan endeavor was. How many have heard of The Ballad of The Bush Leagues? All 20 ballads can be found here: http://estnyboer.com/ballad/text/01-first-hunnerd.htm

      January 6, 2012 at 6:08 pm |
      • scott

        I called my senator and asked if the senate is in recess, she said NO. According to constitution its says the president can only make appointments when the senate is in recess!

        January 6, 2012 at 6:47 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf


      January 7, 2012 at 12:49 am |
  2. sonny chapman

    Mitt Romney wants to be the President TOO badly !

    January 4, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf


      January 7, 2012 at 12:53 am |
  3. Thelookingglass

    In my Herman Cain voice, "Excuse me, Excuse me . . . Here we go again" @ rf924, are you part of the great white hype? yeah, keep repeating the same lie over and over again until you convince yourself that your big, white, lie is now the truth . . . sort of like the republican candidates running to take back the "White House" I liken president Obama to the famous Novel "The Spook Who Sat By The Door" by by Sam Greenlee. Let the Man do the job that the moral majority elected him to do, by a land slide, of course! Stop your obstruction of lies, fear and bigotry. You, you, you . . . Republican! Bawahahahahahaha . . . eat it!

    January 4, 2012 at 4:14 pm |
    • Keeka J

      Well put... The media and polls by News Max.com are biased so be careful of which polls we participate in. The one by Newsmax.com had very one sided guiding questions that were very hard to answer objectively. Sadly, it was linked on the CNN website. Shame on CNN.

      January 5, 2012 at 11:07 am |
  4. MN Mom

    President Obama is head and shoulders above anything the GOP has to offer! Romney is more interested in making sure his cronies continue to receive their coroporate subsidies, 15% capital gains tax, and low estate taxes than he is in addressing the problems struggling middle class Americans are facing. President Obama "gets it" and wants to help middle class America (but he needs Congress to pass things, so if you want action you will have to get rid of the GOP obstructionists). President Obama (and his wife, Michelle, too) come from families with modest incomes and they had to take out student loans to pay for their college and law school educations. Romney has no idea what that is like. Romney has always been wealthy, therefore, Romney subscribes to the same policies as the rest of the GOP - reward the rich and the money will "trickle down." We all know by now that it doesn't work that way. Middle class Americans face stagnating incomes, ever-increasing healthcare, and ever more difficulty saving what they need to for retirement. The GOP could care less. President Obama DOES care and wants to implement policies that would help. OBAMA 2012

    January 4, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
    • William C

      Well said...

      January 5, 2012 at 10:45 am |
    • Keeka J

      I fully support your comment. OBAMA 2012. Heck, working average people that built this country and continues to be the heart of the country (ie; military, school teachers, nurses, doctors, and bus drivers, contruction workers etc) have no interest in estate taxes, capital gains taxes, and all the other wall street lingo, because we pay the bulk of taxes. There needs to be a balance, so we can build for the lives of our children as well.

      January 5, 2012 at 11:13 am |
    • grif99999

      Please define who the "middle class" is? The Dems claim to defend them all the time so Im guessing it should be easy. What has BO done to earn your vote? It is the constantly high unemployment? Is it the National credit downgrade (for the first time in our history)? Is it the record foreclosure rate?

      January 5, 2012 at 11:33 am |
      • MrVic

        grif99999 You are an idiot get your facts straight before making inaccurate statements like OB causing our credit rating to be lowered. It was the tea party that threaten to blow up the economy by refusing to raise the debt limit unless OB accepted killing planned aprent hood and social programs to help the needing and defund the affordable health care act. Prove me wrong with with letigitiment facts please!!!! In other words do your homewrk first!

        January 5, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf


      January 7, 2012 at 1:05 am |
  5. Victoria avgam54

    The election will be a choice. Do we want governentt for of and by the corporations or..... do we want government for of and by the people. My pick is Obama and if these repubs honor ronald regan so much saying how thats the type of president this country needs why then when Obama put a reagan tax policy on the table to bring in revenue the GOP shot it down?

    January 4, 2012 at 4:26 pm |
    • grif99999

      The deficit was at $9 trillion when W left the WH. It is now at $16 trillion. We cant afford another term of BO as President. His administration is spending us into bankruptcy.

      January 5, 2012 at 11:35 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      Our vote if for President Obama, right on 🙂

      January 7, 2012 at 1:50 am |
  6. JP

    Axelrod talking about Romney said, "But you have the larger issue of credibility and whether people buy his positioning,” What credibility does Obama have except with unions, trial lawyers, and illegals. Our community organizer and chief has been a diastar.

    January 4, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
    • J.V.Hodgson

      JP. First off look at his pre-election promises at least the big ones ACA, Dodd Frank, stimulus, and jobs the last 23 months show job creation and AJA oppsed by Republicans as usual was by the CBO evaluation plus,1m to 1.6m jobs, debt neutral and GDP positive. It was simple sensible and paid for!!
      Republicans have balked, prevented, opposed, everything Obama put forward.
      The sick part is that you and all prospective Republican opposition CANDIDATES still believe going back to Bush era policies and laws which created the mess in the first place as better.
      Lesson one add up the cost of unfunded wars and tax reductions from 2001 to now and its about 50 % of the current national debt... some would argue more.
      Grow up please put facts over ideology and religious bigotry and or supporting people who have no meaningful and viable solutions. Just ideological and messiah messages without substance.
      By the way all tax cut proposals from Republicans so far actually increase the national debt!!

      January 5, 2012 at 12:14 am |
      • grif99999

        You seem to have left out some facts. The mess we are in was caused mostly by the Dem controlled Banking committee trying to influence the mortgage market. I do believe the Bush administration spent too much but BO makes W look like a spend thrift.

        January 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      Romney credible? hahahahah, if so moount Kilimanjaro is a lake !

      January 7, 2012 at 1:53 am |
  7. Thom

    Sounds like a very paranoid and insecure Mr Obama to send his thugs out a year before the election to try and discredit them. Maybe if Mr Obana actually worked a little instead of campaigning and vacationing, the country wouldn't be going down the tank. Zero leadership and sinking in the polls tends to get you insecure....

    January 4, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
    • stuck in traffic

      Its not paranoid its a presidental campaign who ever is the president would be doing the same thing Obama or anyone else for that matter.

      January 4, 2012 at 5:05 pm |
      • Ross

        wrong again brah, read polls- THE VOICE OF THE PEEPS

        January 4, 2012 at 7:08 pm |
    • You're a liar

      He isn't sinking in the polls. Actually, he has been ascending. You can try to keep telling the lie until others believe it, but we don't all watch Faux News.

      January 5, 2012 at 12:07 am |
    • Keeka J

      Really Thom? bush took a vacation monthly... He was a C student and dumb as a door knob... I don't see any high achievers on the stage... Maybe you should rethink who you are and what you truly believe in. White hype? Come on... get the hate out of your system and get with progress...

      January 5, 2012 at 11:17 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      No thugh at all in the Obama campaign, rather your Ku Kux Klan is a criminal gang. No two ways about it!

      January 7, 2012 at 1:55 am |
  8. Jim

    Regardless of how you feel about President Obama, he will be our President until the end of 2016 because the Greedy Old Party can't come up with a viable candidate.

    January 4, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
    • wootdude

      Bingo! They have noone to blame but themselves. If they can't nominate an acceptable candidate that the majority of Americans would vote for, then what do they expect?

      January 4, 2012 at 9:23 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf

      Yess 🙂 cheers and best luck in re-elecing one of our great Presidents: Barack Obama! yes, ra ra ra 🙂

      January 7, 2012 at 1:57 am |
  9. OBAMA2012

    Thom...President Obama has worked more in a month than crazy and lazy a** Bush did his entire presidency. Since when has taking a 3 hour nap every day part of the presidents job description. Coming from a born and bred Texan you sound like these idiot a** rednecks here in the south. nobody in the GOP field is worth 2 cents. the worst of all Rick Perry with his lying stealing low life self.

    January 4, 2012 at 5:14 pm |
    • zigge

      You sound like a sh_t salesman with a mouth full of samples. Deadbeat obama is the worst person in this position in American history and the past three years have proven that. Loser obama is a chronic liar and his super corrupt administration is also the most corrupt in history.

      January 4, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
      • Pete

        After Bush drove the country into a ditch, we should all be thankful that Obama came along to pull us out. We now have a moderate president who has saved us from the Bush depression. Many things should have been bolder–e.g. health care reform. But it's better than the anti-science, fact-free world of the GOP crazies.

        January 5, 2012 at 1:16 am |
    • Tschrny Wolf


      January 7, 2012 at 2:00 am |
      • scott

        Obama told more lies than anyman before him to get to the white house!

        January 7, 2012 at 10:54 am |
  10. Jad from ohio

    well done Mr president.

    January 4, 2012 at 5:26 pm |
  11. insight iowa

    I know several Republicans voting straight Dem ticket in 2012. First and foremost...we are educated Republicans with common sense. We feel the 2 years of "do nothing" Congress and now a caucus that was voted on one fact and and one fact only which is who can make President Obama a one term president as our Nation falls is just what we agree with. This election is a very important one... our country can't take another year along four years of the disasters of our party and the eight years of Bush. Yes, I said it and I'm an adult not a child and I will own up to it without excuses.

    Signed: Republican voting straight Dem Ticket in 2012.

    January 4, 2012 at 5:27 pm |
    • Jad from ohio

      well said

      January 4, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
    • jerry

      signed...Barr..ah oh...ah Barack H obama.. hahaha your a twisted sisiter talkiing nonsense...

      January 4, 2012 at 5:37 pm |
      • jean2009

        @geraldine....I am from Ohio and with Kasich I too know many Republicans who will never vote Republican again. Most will vote a straight democratic ticket.

        January 6, 2012 at 5:07 pm |
    • grif99999

      The "do nothing" Congress was filled with Dems too. To not hold the Dems accountable is just not responsible. I have no problem with the no votes by the GOP. They were to stop many of the BO/Dem policies that I think may have bankrupted us as a nation. Maybe you are ok with all the over spending. I am not.

      January 5, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf


      January 7, 2012 at 2:08 am |
      • scott

        Your on crack dude, you're insane if you think he's on the side of the middle-class! He's full of lies, look at what he said vs what he's done – just like bush (war on terror & the economy) ALSO DOWN WITH THE HEALTHCARE MANDATE – IT GIVES MORE PROFIT TO BIG INSURANCE! NONE OF THE ABOVE!

        January 7, 2012 at 10:53 am |
  12. Jad from ohio

    GNOPers live with the fact obam is gonna be president till 2016 u got 5 more years to think about solutions not always a reason to obstruct repeal this and that with no alternative ideas now thats bad.

    January 4, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf


      January 7, 2012 at 2:14 am |
  13. Guest007

    People on nearly all sides are not happy with Obama. Rummers have it that there is growing support for a Hillary presidential convention draft to replace Obama or demand the VP spot for her. Look for Obama to try to push her off the public radar and some back room high power meetings to control the Hillary factor.

    January 4, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
    • President Obama wins on 2012 elections by a landslide.

      President Obama and Vice President Clinton would be a dream team.

      January 4, 2012 at 6:44 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf


      January 7, 2012 at 2:17 am |
  14. jerry

    here comes more brainwashing...so the empty brained food stampers are ready for this? Sorry, fool us once obama...that is all you get. We spoke last November and we will speak again NOvember 2012 NObama 2012!

    January 4, 2012 at 5:40 pm |
    • Kirt

      Please turn off Rush and think for yourself. Anyone who calls all Demos food stampers is nothing more than a bad troll.

      January 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
      • President Obama wins on 2012 elections by a landslide.

        Dems win.

        January 4, 2012 at 6:43 pm |
      • jerry

        gosh I'm sorry. I don't rmember saying all democrats are food stampers. It is clear to me those who would be fooled into voting for this guy again would either be on the dole or just plain stupid....which one are you? Your reply indicates your not a good reader...but, you still may be a thinker of sorts. By the way who is Rush?

        January 4, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf


      January 7, 2012 at 2:20 am |
  15. twh

    The only one that has a shot of ending this Obama nightmare is Ron Paul.

    January 4, 2012 at 6:30 pm |
    • President Obama wins on 2012 elections by a landslide.

      Obama wins.

      January 4, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
    • jerry

      no, not really. obama is in more trouble than most Americans understand. The voting last November was an indication of this...believe me, main street America has had it with this guy....just don't believe anything your read and half of what you see.

      January 4, 2012 at 6:49 pm |
      • Liz the First

        Obama isn't the nightmare, the pary of NO who nearly brought this country into another Great Depression is the nightmare. they pander to the basest of human nature, fear, ignorance, hate. their policies are proven failures but they keep pushing them. their 'family values' are nothing but bigotry and religious fanaticism. their hypocrisy is off the charts. and they do not work for you, Jerry, unless you are a multimillionaire! you are being used to keep these thugs in power and every time you or someone else in the working class votes for them, you're cutting your own throat. talk about brainwashed.

        January 4, 2012 at 10:29 pm |
    • CM

      Anyone with a pulse should be able to defeat this disaster. Have you people actually SEEN how crappy the country has been the past 3 years? Good grief. Do we all have to be living in cardboard boxes before you abandon this fool???

      January 4, 2012 at 7:17 pm |
    • Tschrny Wolf


      January 7, 2012 at 2:23 am |
  16. LBAM

    Hello everyone,

    Put Flip R-MONEY in office, Prick S-ANALRUM or DUNCE Perry in the White house and you can KISS those around you who collect S-security, Medicade and Medicare good bye. Better yet, give grandma/grandpa a gun for them to kill themselves. The Repugs only want to make sure that the very rich pays no taxes or have to adhere to any regulation. However, If you are poor, they want you to fall in line and wait for the scrappings from their plates. Put that flip flopping one-percenter in office and see what you"ll get in return.. Obama2012; Hillary2016 and beyond.

    January 4, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
  17. President Obama wins on 2012 elections by a landslide.

    President Obama wins on 2012 elections by a landslide.

    January 4, 2012 at 6:41 pm |
  18. President Obama wins on 2012 elections by a landslide.

    President Obama does an absolutely great job.

    January 4, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
  19. CM

    It's depressing that there are people still stupid enough to vote for President Failure. Seriously, how long will the "he hasn't had enough time" BS fly? Obama took a bad situation and made it a disaster. His family runs around on vacations costing taxpayers millions of dollars...they fly in separate planes when he has to leave 1 day later! He hasn't done squat to help this country and has only worsened its problems. If you vote for this guy, you're ignorant, stupid, or blind...maybe all 3. Even you left wing loons should want to live in a prosperous country...not this toilet Obama is taking the country down.

    January 4, 2012 at 7:15 pm |
  20. Jerry

    This president and his cronies don't know how save our country; but they sure know how to attack and divide our country even more. Is this the "Hope and Change" that this liar of a president promised? I think not!!!

    Some of my fellow Democrats are being led by a bunch of anti-American zealots (with the president's leadership) that are bent on destroying the America that we are proud of and love.

    I am starting to wonder if some of us will eventually be able to see through the smoke and mirrors. I am hoping it will happen before the 2012 elections. Don't let the president's rhetoric cloud your decisions. This president may be a good orator; but he's a lousy and traitorous leader.

    America, PLEASE educate yourself on the "REAL" issues as we all prepare for the 2012 elections.

    January 4, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
    • wootdude

      Please tell us what those "REAL" issues are and which current Republican candidate has the solutions. Just about all of them are more concerned with pandering to the so called Christian conservatives than addressing the "REAL" issues. Why don't you put them out there and then maybe your candidates will pray for divine intervention.

      January 4, 2012 at 9:29 pm |
    • lisa2010

      how can he divide, "a house cannot divide within the house"... you know how you hear about bullies over the internet, welll ever since the teabaggers came into congress they try to hold the american people hostage, the debt ceiling and last the payroll tax cut... the debt ceiling which would have put us into default and the payroll tax cut, which each person who works will be paying more taxes.. no, not the president, but the republican teabaggers has divided our country , and we need to get them out....

      January 4, 2012 at 9:33 pm |
      • Sherri White

        That is a completely inaccurate quote"...the house." please check it and fix it. makes no sense.

        January 4, 2012 at 9:45 pm |
    • J.V.Hodgson

      Hello Jerry,
      What are the real issues, oh silly question sorry they are
      1) Repeal health care.
      2) Repeal Dodd Frank and OMG Obama recess appoints someone impeach the Bum!? (Bush did more than Obama by far.
      3) Lets put up a view, pass laws, that guarantees banning abortion, ignoring the reality of Gays etc of course repeal DADT reinforce the DOMA. gosh so many new things here!! I am being sarcastic!!!
      4) Oops somewhere along the line Republicans forgot about doing something about the Oct 2010 top issue ( cough, cough pledge) of jobs/ economy and
      5) More tax cuts, continue the wars and plan one for Iran funding never mind just as before.... please add up the costs and tell me how its all going to be paid for without some tax increases
      You will never convince me that all those costs will be achieved by Tax cuts to" job creators" ( NB bush II had the lowest job creation rate in his 8 years for over 50 years) even if you save billions on ?? smaller government.

      January 5, 2012 at 12:37 am |
      • helen

        jIf you mean by wreaking the ecomony, and starting two wars then yes he did more than Obama2012.

        January 5, 2012 at 9:03 am |
  21. Teams33

    Give it up !!!

    January 4, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
  22. PD Gupta

    The notion and the claim by Mitt Romney that he was a successful businessman is very much misleading, if not untrue. Mitt Romney was nothing but a very aggressive Wall Street financier who was a member of a buyout investment farm that raised capitals privately from wealthy millionaires using the business mantra "the profit is mine and the loss is yours and even if I loss your money, I get the commission upfront before I take your money". The business was very good for Mitt Romney and his company because the economy is still not recovering in full steam and his business model needs an environment where Nero fiddles while Rome burns. If Mitt Romney ever goes to Washington DC, no matter in what position, he would have no reason to work against the business interests of Bain Capital whose survival depends very much on overall economic downturn in the financial market.

    January 4, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
  23. Sherri White

    Obama has to go or we won't have a country left.

    January 4, 2012 at 9:43 pm |
  24. Patricksday

    The Republicans have so many Skeleton's on their walk in closet, it will be like fishing in a barrell. Corporate Monsters who think they can keep the game going.

    January 4, 2012 at 9:57 pm |


    January 4, 2012 at 10:11 pm |
    • grif99999

      I will consider voting for BO after he visits the 57th state he mentioned.

      January 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
  26. Liz the First

    Obama needs to not only attack Romney, or whoever is the nominee from the party of NO, but the party's entire short-sighted, bigoted, morally bankrupt philosophy. he needs to own Obamacare and explain to the American people why we should be thanking him for it instead of using it as a club to beat him with. he needs to tout all his many accomplishments, like keeping us out of another Great Depression! like killing Osama bin Laden! like bringing our troops home from a war his predecessor never should have started! there are tons of things Obama and the Dems can brag about that have been good for the American people. the rethugs would twist anything Obama does into something bad and damaging to the country. but the truth is he's done a great job and would have accomplished so much more of what we elected him to do if not for the party of NO thwarting the will of the people to damage this good man's presidency and grab power back. if they were capable of shame, they should be ashamed of themselves. they don't deserve to have any place in this country's government. they don't want to govern, they want to rule!

    January 4, 2012 at 10:23 pm |
  27. asdf

    Obama's plan to win the presidency is simple, divide and conquer. If the future GOP primaries result like in Iowa then Obama will win easy. If the GOP is split as it is now then the republicans will not have enough votes to win the presidency.

    January 4, 2012 at 10:28 pm |
  28. Michelle

    Champaigner -in-chief. Disgusting!

    January 4, 2012 at 10:33 pm |
    • wootdude

      I don't think he drinks champaigne, he seems more of a beer drinker. But if you meant campaigner-in-chief, then let's take a look at those other elected officials, Bachmann, Paul, and that Texass guy, Parry. Are they not also out there doing the campaigning while on the taxpayer dole? You want to b!tch about Obama, then b!tch about the other elected officials doing the same thing. Tax payers are paying their salaries also.

      January 4, 2012 at 10:50 pm |
      • wootdudefails


        You're not very bright. I think you should read about some things before you spout off thoughts as if they're facts.

        January 4, 2012 at 11:04 pm |
  29. Phil

    Between shenanigans like what transpired at the Iowa caucuses, and the media's slants on everything to ensure the ringer Mitt Romney is the nominee- Dr Paul seems to not have a chance.

    January 4, 2012 at 11:07 pm |
  30. Bob

    Obama has done an unbelievably good job considering the circumstances. He inherited a near depression from Bush.

    The economy is now growing again and unemployment is falling.
    He ended the Iraq war.
    He got Bin Laden.
    He reformed the financial system.
    He saved the American auto industry, which is now in serious recovery.
    He ended don't ask don't tell.

    Oh, and by the way, under Obama there have been more arrests and prosecutions of immigration law breakers (read employers) than under Bush.

    Obama is a remarkable success. If it were not for the Republicans in Congress he could have accomplished much more.

    January 4, 2012 at 11:36 pm |
    • jean2009

      Thanks Bob.

      January 6, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
  31. TEW

    it never ceases to amaze me how the faux news zealots always finds themselves to be the self-rightous, arrogant, ignorant bunch of A$$ES on the planet. You know its bad when I'm counseling my kids on bullying and they rebutt with the actions of congress and senate. Rupublicans are hypocirite they like to bully but attempt to take the high ground when they find themselves being outsmarted. The claim to be the supreme authority on morality and religious positions but will support Newt. Funny I don't recall anyone offering "understanding and forgiveness" when the faux news jerks were constantly attacking Obama on everything from religion, past associates, place of birth, etc. We've had 24+ months of private sector job growth, healthcare reform, consumer protection and tax cuts for 95% of Americans and the faux zealots would cut off their noses to spite their face under the banner of "Taking our Country Back" Taking back from who?? Who has our country that we need to take it back? I'll tell you who has our country... its the corporations and special interests who have taken over our country and Obama is trying to safeguard it for the working class!!!

    January 4, 2012 at 11:46 pm |
  32. Obama wins...

    Obama is going to win! The facts are he and his admin have made a lot a difficult(and sometimes unpopular decisions to avoid epic collapse of our economy, job market and national secuirity. The cost of the wars, cost of Bush tax cuts and Bush failied regulation policies would take years to recover from regardless of who was President. All things considered, the economy/markets are better. Wars are over, troops levels are lower, drones are effective and Bin Liden is dead. If the rest of our elective officials compromise, we can make a real difference and turn around.

    January 5, 2012 at 12:00 am |
  33. Russ

    Santorum and Paul are going to push Romney to the right. That will not be good when he eventually wins the nomination. He will be too far to the right, and the middle voters, the independents, will not be able to buy his positions on the issues. Obama will win.

    January 5, 2012 at 12:36 am |
  34. sad patriot

    It's obvious our education system has failed most of you responders. God help the USA.

    January 5, 2012 at 12:44 am |
    • jean2009

      We all know how well "No Child Left Behind" worked.....not!

      January 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm |
  35. Thomas

    When I see the faces of brave young women and men who fought so bravely overseas. Some who returned wounded and some who never returned alive. And those that returned looking to find civilian jobs to restore a normal life.

    Then I see Mitt Romney and his five sons who avoided voluntary military service to help there father's campaign.

    Next time we go looking for WMDs , I hope we think before we act.

    Men like Romney only think of capital gain , not capital loss in regards to others.

    Mitt must have been in a meeting when JFK said , don't ask what your country can do for you , ask what you can do for your country. Mitt needs to teach that to his children before he asks that of mine.

    January 5, 2012 at 12:55 am |
    • Ben

      There is a lot that could be said, but you are just a sad fraud.

      January 5, 2012 at 8:29 am |
    • Keeka J

      Well put Thomas. Mitt Romney is a fraud and no one should trust him... He's not capable of running this country successfully. None of those Republican guys or gals are... Don't be fools America the world is watching!

      January 5, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  36. J.V.Hodgson

    I am so disgusted with the Republican party and with Democrats for chickening out. ( Mostly pushed by an Obama trying to fulfill his bi partisan ship pre- election stance of change, yes we can,) and realising too late that that Republicans simply saw that as weakness and an opportunity to be exploited which they did exceptionally well.
    The problem is Dems if defeated in 2012 will do the same of using these silly blocking tactics, nonsensical procedural rules, to continue an effective no democratic governance, but one almost totally constipated.
    If Republicans win its time for me at least to emigrate and regrettably watch a great nation disolve into poor economic performance, and ever increasing religious bigotry enacted into laws despite the constitution.
    Roe vs wade and Citizens United are the beginning of the end of real democracy as the founding fathers intended
    Money in politics, religion in politics, excessive ideology, no compromise either side... all equate to a lousy prospect for the future of the USA.
    First step, learn the lesson of all past Empires, Colonials etc. We cannot afford to be the worlds policeman any more, try and we will go the way of the British Empire into 25 years of decline.

    January 5, 2012 at 12:58 am |
  37. guest2U

    Obama doesnt stand a chance or have a clue how to lead this country, Romney 2012 will unite this country from the divider and cheif. let alone Obama acting like a dictator, giving illegals amnesty when 78 % of Americans are tired of paying for them, ramming the health care bill that will cost way more than what they say, and tax on homes we sell to go to the governement hiding in the bill?? WTH. Obama is so corrupt let alone lying about fast and furious , Cant wait to get a decent President who doesnt sneak bills behind our backs and lie to the people gets in 🙁

    January 5, 2012 at 1:27 am |
  38. Scott

    EASY PEOPLE! So much heat, so little light! Look, Obama did the best he could, and kept the country from going under, if not pulling it out of the water. He saved the auto industry, the stimulus DID create jobs, he brilliantly navigated the Arab Spring, rebuilt our national reputation, and killed Osama Bin Laden. On the other hand, he over-promised how much change he could bring to a deeply entrenched Washington system, and his health insurance overhaul was so watered-sown, it accomplished almost nothing. The question is: Is his or the GOP plan forward the one we want now?

    January 5, 2012 at 3:32 am |
  39. Bob

    Mitt Romney is the candidate the GOP establishment force-fed the country as the one most likely to beat Obama. A PROVEN FAILURE CANNOT BEAT AN INCUMBENT PRESIDENT!

    ROMNEY is a 1-TERM GOVERNOR who left office with 34% APPROVAL!!!

    Huntsman is a 2-term Governor, who left office with 88% approval.

    Jon Huntsman is anti-establishment & the most successful Governor alive.

    as 2-term Governor, REFORMED healthcare (w/out mandate), education, & taxes. Pew ranked #1 governed state. Now state #1 in eduation spending, #1 in JOB GROWTH. often >90% approval in office. Passed pro-life amendments. Safeguarded 2nd amendment. Now, WSJ ranks him most fiscally conservative & ***BEST JOBS PLAN*** & UNLIKE NEWT AND MITT, wants to: end too-big-to-fail, drastically cut deficit with across the board reform, end loopholes, end subisidies, reform Congressional lobbying


    ***JON HUNTSMAN 2012***

    January 5, 2012 at 6:29 am |
  40. Richie

    Woo. Big Deal.

    January 5, 2012 at 7:59 am |
  41. Don

    Obumwa attack plan, blame everyone else for his failars, This buffoon still doesn't get it. America wants him out!

    January 5, 2012 at 8:40 am |
    • Keeka J

      Too bad your thoughts are so small... Who probally has little education and is an alcoholic... The type of person the President is fighting for, even though you add nothing to the community, society, and the world. Too bad you're stuck in a web of lies told to you by a society that no longer exists... This is not the 50's or 60's... Bring yourself up to date... Maybe you should read and travel abroad to get a better view and education of the world.

      January 5, 2012 at 9:44 am |
    • Daniel

      Im sure they dont

      January 5, 2012 at 9:48 am |
    • jean2009

      I think Don means only the buffoons who can't spell and read want him out....you know the ones who are failures,

      January 6, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
  42. Dadster

    It's the Republicans or PW's (Protectors of the Wealthy) who don't get it. What do they have to offer? They all want to do the same failed things that President Bush did – Cut the taxes, biggest for the top bracket, eliminate or reduce the capital gains tax and repatriate 1-2 trillion dollars of overseas profits. The wealthiest made out pretty good but no one else did. Where are the jobs from those plans? They never appeared and now the PW's want to do it all over again. Their real motto is "As long as the rich get theirs!"

    January 5, 2012 at 9:22 am |

    Obama should spend his time running the country and forget reelection!

    January 5, 2012 at 9:40 am |
    • Keeka J

      Iron Mike, he is running the country... Too bad people in Congress and people like you would rather set up road blocks and obstacles to create a failing environment, rather than see Greatness and progress. That's just too bad. Too bad you can't regognize he's one of the smartest persons on the planet and very capable of saving tis counrty. Why can't you see it? Are you stuck on race or stuck back in time (50's). I have to give it to the President... He continues to fight for the rights of idiots. I would have left them behind long ago.

      January 5, 2012 at 9:50 am |
    • jean2009

      @ tinmikie
      President Obama has proved he is capable of multitasking. Haven't you noticed: employment numbers going up, stock market up, stimulus worked, Osama bin Laden dead, Muammar Gaddafi dead,
      Iraq War over, Affordable Health Insurance Act passed.

      January 6, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
  44. Daniel

    You know Mitt looks like an older Ken doll. Plastic as hell....and he has a smoothed over hump between his legs too!! What and idiot......

    January 5, 2012 at 9:46 am |
  45. rc

    Yes, because the middle class is doing so well under this administration why would they ever want to change.

    January 5, 2012 at 11:04 am |
  46. george of the jungle

    Again it is evident why we should vote for President Obama and the Democratic party as a whole. Are you all listening to the repos that have written in? It should be obvious how wacko and distorted their ideas are. Do we want more of this?? I hope no. No one really talks issues they just keep bashing the president. The guy take a Christmas vacation and they make it sound like he has been gone for months. Love that he got this appointment in. The repos a furious that they couldn't stop it now they will tye up time argueing about it so they won't have to do any real work. . Vote them all out and lets see what beomes of all these looney repos.

    January 5, 2012 at 11:24 am |

    ironmike please tell me who woude get him reelection if he diden't and he is donen a good job taking care of use poor people that is what is the matter with the no do gop congress so best you keep mouth shut

    January 5, 2012 at 11:49 am |
  48. Vince

    Why is there an attack Plan needed?
    1. Watch Romney win nomination
    2. Watch Tea Baggers flip out becaue they don't like Romney
    3. Watch third party Tea Bag candidate (Trump, Palin, take your pick) jump in and pull enough votes away from Romney to re-elect Obama

    January 5, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
  49. NJ Mike

    Darrell, I'll type this slowly..........the Senate is in the hands of the Democrats, and Harry Reid, Senate MAJORITY leader put the senate in recess.
    When the dems did the same type of move under W, he had the grace and class to NOT recess apoint.
    To everyone here who supports Obama, please I beg you ........leave the Country that we Americans LOVE and go to North Korea. It is the paradise on earth you envision.

    January 6, 2012 at 10:16 am |
    • jean2009

      I give you ignoramus of the year award. George W. Bush made 171 recess appointments. One of those was John Bolton.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/08/01/AR2005080100436.html

      Bush and the words "grace" and "class" in the same sentence really what hogwash!

      I have no intention of going anywhere....but since you are so dissatisfied you may want to consider moving to some fascist state that fits your ideal of how to run things.

      Americans that LOVE this country have the right to disagree with you; only in a fascist state is disagreement disallowed.

      January 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm |
      • scott

        Now if a republician were president or take mccain extended tax cuts, or did a surge you would have had protest, if mccain had expanded gitmo you'd have worldwide riots, if mccain passed a mandate, you'd be saying he's in-favor of big insurance (obama ran against the mandate) if mccain would have given a half trillion to fannie and freddie and they sat on the cash, you'd say there u go, the GOP helping the rich, if mccain had done a huge stimulus you'd say it was a waste of money and be mad after you found out he gave donors money, if mccain had said that CSPAN will be allowed in closed door meetings and he wouldn't have lobbyist on his staff and he broke his word (like obama) you'd say the GOP just lies! I can just keep going, look at bush and no child, raising the debt ceiling, going into oil producing countries (libya) THE SAME THING OBAMA is doing, They support the same Fed Chairman, obama fired his general and hired bushs, than promotes him! Enough with the smoke n mirrors – people need to wake up and see that at the very top both sides mirror each other

        January 6, 2012 at 5:52 pm |
      • scott

        Now if a republician were president or take mccain extended tax cuts, or did a surge you would have had protest, if mccain had expanded gitmo you'd have worldwide riots, if mccain passed a mandate, you'd be saying he's in-favor of big insurance (obama ran against the mandate) if mccain would have given a half trillion to fannie and freddie and they sat on the cash, you'd say there u go, the GOP helping the rich, if mccain had done a huge stimulus you'd say it was a waste of money and be mad after you found out he gave donors money, if mccain had said that CSPAN will be allowed in closed door meetings and he wouldn't have lobbyist on his staff and he broke his word (like obama) you'd say the GOP just lies! I can just keep going, look at bush and no child, raising the debt ceiling, going into oil producing countries (libya) THE SAME THING OBAMA is doing, They support the same Fed Chairman, obama fired his general and hired bushs, than promotes him! Obama is doing the same thing as bush, don't be fooled, bush ran on smaller gov and no wars – look at what he did vs said! Same is very true for obama!

        January 6, 2012 at 5:54 pm |