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‘Romney Refuses To Condemn Bachmann’s Islamophobic Witch Hunt’

Mitt Romney………….the wimp.

‘Mitt Romney refused to condemn Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and four other Republicans who have alleged that Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is part of a Muslim Brotherhood campaign to infiltrate the American government. During an event in Reno, Nevada Romney dodged a question about the allegations, saying simply, “I’m not going to tell other people what things to talk about. Those are not things that are part of my campaign.” A growing number of Republicans, including House Speaker John Beohner (R-OH) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) have condemned Bachmann’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/08/03/637861/romney-refuses-to-condemn-bachmanns-islamophobic-witch-hunt/

‘Romney refused to directly repudiate Donald Trump’s claims that President Obama was born in Kenya just hours before he is scheduled to appear with the reality T.V. star for a fund raiser in Las Vegas, NV’.
See : ‘Romney Silent On Trump, Demanded Perry ‘Repudiate’ Pastor Who Called Mormonism A Cult’
@ : http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/05/29/491391/romney-perry-trump/

‘He also wouldn’t decry Rush Limbaugh for calling Sandra Fluke a “slut”’.
See : ‘Romney’s Double Standard In The War On Women: Limbaugh vs. Rosen’
@ : http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/04/13/464060/romney-rosen-limbaugh/

‘And he refused to speak out against social conservatives who opposed his decision to hire an openly-gay national security spokesperson’.
See : Romney Campaign’s Soft Condemnation Of Anti-Gay Conservatives: ‘Intolerance’ Is ‘Disappointing’
@ : http://thinkprogress.org/lgbt/2012/05/03/475881/fehrnstrom-grenell/

 

Mitt Romney Lies #54 and Republican Voter Suppression – ‘Obama camp: Romney’s Ohio voting claim ‘shameful’

Misinformation. Disinformation. Lies. Hiding from questions.

This is the Mitt Romney and Republican campaign.

‘While the lawsuit does not restrict the ability of military personnel to cast their ballots early, both sides know how volatile an issue this can be’.

“I just find it troubling that the Republicans would use veterans groups as cover fire for their real mission,” former Congressman John Boccieri, D-Ohio, told Fox News in an interview. “Their real mission quite obviously is to restrict people from voting three days before the election.”
From : http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/04/obama-campaign-sues-ohio-over-early-voting-law-for-military/#ixzz22bqw859E

Republicans in Ohio have created two ‘classes’ of citizens. The military who can vote ‘early’ up until Monday evening, the day before the election.

And the non military, after the Republican lead Ohio legisature passed 3 laws, can now only vote ‘early’ up until Friday evening.

Prior to the Republican lead Legislatures actions, ALL citizens, military and non military could vote ‘early’ up until Monday evening before the election.

The Republican lead Ohio Legislature took 3 days of eary voting away from ALL citizens unless they are in the military.

2 classes of citizens in Ohio.

‘Mitt Romney sparked a Saturday tit-for-tat by claiming, without pointing to any evidence, that President Obama’s campaign is trying to restrict military voting in Ohio’.

‘Obama’s campaign responded, ripping Romney for “completely fabricating” a claim it called “shameful.”

‘At issue: A lawsuit the Obama campaign filed July 17 that seeks to restore three days of early voting for all of the state’s voters. At no point does the lawsuit attempt to curb the rights of active military’.

‘Instead, the federal suit tries to restore three days of early voting for all citizens that Ohio GOP-led state legislature eliminated in 2011. The state law ended early voting on the Friday before Election Day, though federal law allows members of the military to vote until the Monday before Election Day’.

‘Romney’s spokesman, Ryan Williams, in an interview Saturday could point to no place in Obama’s lawsuit that seeks to restrict the rights of military voters’.

‘Romney, Williams said, takes offense at Obama’s legal argument that the Ohio law unfairly creates two classes of voters, military and civilian, in violation of the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause’.

‘Romney’s legal counsel, Katie Biber, said creating two separate classes of Ohio voters does not violate the 14th Amendment, though she also did not offer evidence that Obama’s lawsuit would make it tougher for members of the military to vote’.

‘Romney, in his statement released under the headline “We Must Defend the Rights of Military Voters,” pledged to defend such rights’.

“President Obama’s lawsuit claiming it is unconstitutional for Ohio to allow servicemen and women extended early voting privileges during the state’s early voting period is an outrage,” Romney said. “The brave men and women of our military make tremendous sacrifices to protect and defend our freedoms, and we should do everything we can to protect their fundamental right to vote. I stand with the 15 military groups that are defending the rights of military voters, and if I’m entrusted to be the commander-in-chief, I’ll work to protect the voting rights of our military, not undermine them.”

‘Obama’s campaign blasted Romney for misreading the lawsuit’.

“Mitt Romney and his campaign have completely fabricated a claim that the Obama campaign is trying to restrict military voting in Ohio,” said Rob Diamond, Obama’s veterans and military family vote director. “In fact, the opposite is true: The Obama campaign filed a lawsuit to make sure every Ohioan, including military members and their families, has early voting rights over the last weekend prior to the election.”

‘According to the lawsuit, 1.71 million Ohio votes were cast during early voting in 2008, nearly 30 percent of all votes in the state’s election. Of those, 93,000 were cast during the three days prior to the election, the lawsuit states’.

‘Early voting figures dropped to 1.02 million, or 26 percent of the electorate, in the state’s 2010 election, which was swept by Republicans’.
From : http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/08/obama-camp-romneys-ohio-voting-claim-shameful-131098.html

 

‘FLASHBACK: Romney Economic Advisers Predicted Bush Tax Cuts Would Lead To Huge Job Growth’

Meet Mitt Romney’s economic advisors…..

‘Economists Greg Mankiw and Glenn Hubbard, who both worked for former President George W. Bush — estimated that the Bush tax cuts would lead to massive job growth’:

‘Back in 2001, as chairman of President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers, Hubbard predicted that tax cuts slanted disproportionately to Americans in the topmost tier of income and wealth distribution would “quickly deliver a boost to move the economy back toward its long-run growth path,” starting with adding 300,000 more jobs and half a percentage point to the 2002 growth rate’.

‘Then in early 2003, as President Bush proposed another round of tax cuts, Hubbard predicted these would add another 1.4 million jobs to the U.S. economy, over and above the 3.1 million jobs the economy would create on its own from natural economic growth in that time’.

‘Mankiw — who took over for Hubbard as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers later in 2003 — co-signed a letter with Hassett (then-economist at the American Enterprise Institute) to President Bush “enthusiastically” endorsing more tax cuts because “it is fiscally responsible and it will create more employment [and] economic growth.”

‘Unfortunately for American workers, these rosy predictions failed to pan out. In fact, total employment in the U.S. economy created only 2.4 million new jobs by the end of 2004, or less than half of what Hubbard predicted. By 2007 the economy was running nearly 8 million jobs short of what Hubbard predicted’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/08/04/640021/romney-advisers-bush-tax-cuts/

 

 

‘Romney confirms his tax cuts won’t be paid for’

‘The real point to be drawn from Romney’s assertion is that he has admitted his tax cuts won’t be paid for. Which means that his plan would explode the deficit’.

‘Mitt Romney, at a press conference today’:

“The president’s ad saying I’m gonna raise taxes on the middle class? That’s patently, simply false.”

‘The Obama campaign has jumped on this quote today, arguing that this week’s Tax Policy Center/Brookings study does shows that Romney’s plan would raise the middle class’ tax burden, and that Romney’s statement today is false. But I think this is the wrong way to look at what Romney said’.

‘The real point to be drawn from Romney’s assertion is that he has admitted his tax cuts won’t be paid for. Which means that his plan would explode the deficit’.

‘Here’s what we’re left with. As Josh Barro put it today: “If your tax plan is revenue-neutral, as Romney’s campaign sometimes says his plan is, and it cuts taxes on somebody, it has to raise taxes on somebody else.” But Romney today said his plan won’t raise taxes on “somebody else.” Therefore, it can’t be revenue neutral. The math is inescapable’.

‘If we take Romney at his own word today that his plan won’t raise the middle class’ tax burden, then he has confirmed that his tax cuts won’t be paid for. I’d say that’s pretty newsworthy, and I hope reporters will press Romney to explain why this isn’t the case’.
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/post/romney-confirms-his-tax-cuts-wont-be-paid-for/2012/08/03/85d88594-dd9e-11e1-8e43-4a3c4375504a_blog.html

 

 

A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘Tea Party Candidate Tells Fox He’ll ‘Compromise’ With Anyone Who Already Agrees With Him’

‘In an interview on Fox News Sunday, Ted Cruz, the Tea Party Repub who’s the current darling of the conservative movement made a statement that revealed more about the current mind-set on the right, than most of his supporters would care to admit’:

“I am perfectly happy to compromise and work with anybody,Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians. I’ll work with Martians. If — and the if is critical — they’re willing to cut spending and reduce the debt.”

‘Got that? He’s willing to compromise, as long as your solution matches his solution exactly. It’s a little like saying you’re willing to compromise on any breakfast meat, as long as it’s bacon’.
From : http://www.addictinginfo.org/2012/08/05/tea-party-candidate-tells-fox-hell-compromise-with-anyone-who-already-agrees-with-him-video/

What is Mitt Romney hiding? – ‘Romney: ‘I have paid taxes every year’

‘But Romney’s word is all anyone has to go on’.

And Mitt Romney wouldn’t lie………………..would he? (GRINS!)

And just think what a fool Harry Reid would look……………………….if you only Mitt Romney released more then part of 1 year of taxes.

Now why WOULDN’T Mitt Romney WANT to humiliate Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid?

Why?

Maybe, just MAYBE there’s SOMETHING in those tax returns that’s even worse then all the questions and doubts.

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — ‘Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he has “paid taxes every year — and a lot of taxes.”

‘Romney on Friday rejected claims by Harry Reid, the Democratic leader of the Senate, and other Democrats that Romney has used loopholes to avoid paying taxes for a decade on his vast personal wealth’.

‘Campaigning in Reid’s home state of Nevada, Romney said those claims are “patently, simply false.” He said Reid needs to stop spreading rumors’.

‘But Romney’s word is all anyone has to go on’.
From : http://news.yahoo.com/romney-paid-taxes-every-172226889.html

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