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Archive for the month “August, 2012”

Blog Running – ‘Painful’ – ‘Cable News Skirts Whether Paul Ryan Lied In His RNC Speech’

Great op-ed from Greg Sargent!

I Love my Country. I Love America. But the ‘perfect storm’ of the failure of our ‘free’ (for profit) press, MASSIVE money in politics for influence peddling and fake ‘voter fraud’ legislation is the final nail in America’s ‘coffin’.

We as a nation could survive one of them………..but not all three and at the same time.

The outcome of this election won’t change any of the above dynamics but if President Obama wins, at least we have a compassionate Liberal in office as our President.

If Mitt Romney wins, you get three guesses (and the first two are wrong) as to who HE will look after.

How the press handles the next 2+ months will to a huge degree determine out future.

Journalistic integrity? Or Sensational profiteering ?

 

By Greg Sargent

‘Many news outlets have done a good job in debunking the falsehoods and distortions in Paul Ryan’s speech. That said, you should watch this video compilation that TPM has posted, in which news anchors just don’t seem all that bothered by Ryan’s dishonesty, or even try to explain away the importance or significance of it’:

‘This sort of thing, by the way, is exactly what the Romney campaign is banking on: that influential reporters and news outlets will prove unable to keep up with the sheer scope and volume of falsehoods the campaign uncorks daily, or just won’t care enough to reckon with what’s actually going on here’.

‘Again, this is a test’:

‘What should media figures do when one campaign has decided that there is literally no set of boundaries it needs to follow when it comes to the veracity of the assertions that form the foundation of its whole argument’?
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/painful/2012/08/30/c472b4c8-f2cf-11e1-adc6-87dfa8eff430_blog.html

 

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Mitt Romney Lies #59 – ‘Previewing the ‘facts’ in Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech’

Mitt Romney –

“You know, in the past, when people pointed out that something was inaccurate, why, campaigns pulled the ad,” Romney said on the radio. “They were embarrassed. Today, they just blast ahead. You know, the various fact checkers look at some of these charges in the Obama ads and they say that they’re wrong, and inaccurate, and yet he just keeps on running them.”
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/fact-checking-for-thee-but-not-for-me/2012/08/28/cccd6036-f11d-11e1-892d-bc92fee603a7_blog.html
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Mitt Romney at the 2012 Republican National Convention :

“If the President is reelected, he will succeed in raiding $716 billion from Medicare — from the trust fund you have paid into all your lives – to pay for Obamacare.”

‘We have generally considered this to be a two-Pinocchio claim, though if Romney says Obama raided the trust fund, that would likely push it to three’.
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Mitt Romney at the 2012 Republican National Convention :

“President Obama gutted welfare reform. My plan for a stronger middle class will put work back in welfare.”

‘This highly inaccurate Four Pinocchio claim is at the center of what the Romney campaign considers its most effective ad’.
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Mitt Romney at the 2012 Republican National Convention :

“Obama went around the world and apologized for America. … Do you want a president who will never, ever apologize for the greatest nation on Earth?”

‘Despite earning Four Pinocchios for months, Romney keeps saying this’.
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Mitt Romney at the 2012 Republican National Convention :

“President Obama has amassed five trillion dollars of debt — nearly as much debt held by the public as all other presidents combined.”
‘The number is certainly correct. But The Fact Checker considers this a One Pinocchio violation because it is simplistic to pin all of the debt increase on Obama’s policies’.
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Mitt Romney at the 2012 Republican National Convention :

“We will cut spending, shrink deficits and put America on track to a balanced budget.”

‘This is more of a promise, rather than a fact, but Romney thus far has failed to show how he will achieve these goals. He has not identified enough spending cuts to balance the budget, and tax analysts have said that his plan to overhaul the tax code does not add up, without either cutting revenue even further or requiring new taxes’.
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/previewing-the-facts-in-mitt-romneys-acceptance-speech/2012/08/29/5c23357a-f21e-11e1-892d-bc92fee603a7_blog.html

 

 

 

‘Analysis: Romney to voters: Trust me on details’

“What’s important, if you are running for president, is that the American people know who you are and what you’ve done, and that you’re an open book,” President Obama said Tuesday in an interview with New Hampshire television station WMUR. “And that’s been true of every presidential candidate dating all the way back to Mitt Romney’s father.”
From : http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/236979-romney-nothing-hidden-in-withheld-tax-returns
The Republican ‘plan’ for America’s future.

Just trust us.

Do we or don’t we have the right to know?

It’s one thing to elect them to Represent us.

It’s another to elect them WITHOUT knowing how they will Represent us.

“I know our Democrat friends would love to have me specify one or two so they could amass the special interests to fight that effort,” Romney told Time magazine’.

Remember this :

“Our church doesn’t publish how much people have given,” Romney told Parade Magazine in an interview that will appear in the August 26 issue of the magazine
“This is done entirely privately.”
From : http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/romney-says-itstithing-that-keeps-him-from-releasing-tax-returns/

Or this :

‘In her interview with NBC, Ann Romney said releasing more returns will only give opponents “more ammunition” but added, “there’s nothing we’re hiding.”
“We have been very transparent to what’s legally required of us. But the more we release, the more we get attacked,” she said’.
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/08/15/ann-romney-releasing-more-taxes-would-mean-more-attacks/

Or this :

“We’ll put out the next year of tax returns as soon as the accountants have that ready. And that’s what we’re going to put out,” Romney told CNN. “And that’s all that’s necessary for people to understand something about my finances.”
From : http://www.drudge.com/news/158962/romney-no-more-tax-returns

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — ‘Republicans wrapped up their “trust me” convention Thursday, sending presidential nominee Mitt Romney into the final weeks of a campaign that is long on promises and strikingly short on details’.

‘When his wife, Ann, kicked things off by declaring “you can trust Mitt,” she summed up the three-day theme, intentionally or not’.

‘Take it on faith, the message was. Because Romney is not spelling out how he intends to restore fiscal responsibility while cutting taxes, expanding the military and standing by — for now, at least — as lawmakers from both parties jealously protect countless government programs’.
From : http://news.yahoo.com/analysis-romney-voters-trust-details-215135662–election.html

 

‘The Romney Bunch’

Paul Ryan Lies #5 – ‘Paul Ryan Links Obama Policies to GM Plant Closed Under George W. Bush’

 

Look at the date on the press release from Rep. Paul Ryan and the fact he blames the economic conditions – NOT CANDIDATE Obama.

‘In his speech Wednesday evening, Rep. Paul Ryan referenced a Janesville, Wis. GM plant that was shut down, linking its closure to President Obama, who gave a speech there in 2008. But it turns out the last GM vehicle produced at the plant was in late 2008 when George W. Bush was still president’.

“My home state voted for President Obama. When he talked about change, many people liked the sound of it, especially in Janesville, where we were about to lose a major factory,” Ryan said in his convention speech Wednesday night. “A lot of guys I went to high school with worked at that GM plant. Right there at that plant, candidate Obama said: ‘I believe that if our government is there to support you … this plant will be here for another hundred years.’ That’s what he said in 2008.”

“Well, as it turned out, that plant didn’t last another year. It is locked up and empty to this day. And that’s how it is in so many towns today, where the recovery that was promised is nowhere in sight,” Ryan continued’.
From : http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/paul-ryan-links-obama-policies-to-gm-plant-closed-under-george-w-bush/

 

‘The Clint Eastwood Episode’

I like Clint Eastwood…….as an actor.

The ‘Spaghetti Westerns’. Dirty Harry.

But there comes a time……….

If you’re going to make a speech, have a speech written.

If you’re going to use an aging actor, have them follow a script.

10 minutes of rambling told me more about Clint Eastwood then it did President Obama.

Blog Running – ‘So, Mitt, what do you really believe’?

I tagged this before I had to take a couple days off and before the Convention.

So AFTER ther Convention – the dynamics stay the same.

‘Just trust Mitt’…to say anything to get elected.
‘But competence is worthless without direction and, frankly, character’.

‘Behind all this sits the worrying idea of a man who does not really know his own mind. America won’t vote for that man; nor would this newspaper’.

‘Mr Romney may calculate that it is best to keep quiet: the faltering economy will drive voters towards him. It is more likely, however, that his evasiveness will erode his main competitive advantage’.

‘A businessman without a credible plan to fix a problem stops being a credible businessman. So does a businessman who tells you one thing at breakfast and the opposite at supper’.
‘WHEN Mitt Romney was governor of liberal Massachusetts, he supported abortion, gun control, tackling climate change and a requirement that everyone should buy health insurance, backed up with generous subsidies for those who could not afford it’.

‘Now, as he prepares to fly to Tampa to accept the Republican Party’s nomination for president on August 30th, he opposes all those things’.

‘A year ago he favoured keeping income taxes at their current levels; now he wants to slash them for everybody, with the rate falling from 35% to 28% for the richest Americans.

‘All politicians flip-flop from time to time; but Mr Romney could win an Olympic medal in it (see article)’.

‘And that is a pity, because this newspaper finds much to like in the history of this uncharismatic but dogged man, from his obvious business acumen to the way he worked across the political aisle as governor to get health reform passed and the state budget deficit down. We share many of his views about the excessive growth of regulation and of the state in general in America, and the effect that this has on investment, productivity and growth. After four years of soaring oratory and intermittent reforms, why not bring in a more businesslike figure who might start fixing the problems with America’s finances?

‘Instead he has appeared as a fawning PR man, apparently willing to do or say just about anything to get elected’.

‘In some areas, notably social policy and foreign affairs, the result is that he is now committed to needlessly extreme or dangerous courses that he may not actually believe in but will find hard to drop; in others, especially to do with the economy, the lack of details means that some attractive-sounding headline policies prove meaningless (and possibly dangerous) on closer inspection’.
From : http://www.economist.com/node/21560864

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I have a ‘small’ (and we all know what happens with ‘small projects) remodeling project that I need to do. It should only take two days.

And since the temps have finally dropped below 95 degrees, a good time to sneak it in.

Also My knees have been killing me so going to take some needed physical therapy.

So………..very light on the posts like not at all until Friday.

A lot to feast on out there and with the ‘It’s Obama’s Fault National Convention’ going on in Tampa, I’m sure we’ll all have much, much more to feed upon.

Post like your life depends on it.

Because it does.

Mitt Romney is not the answer……….he’s the problem!

 

 

 

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