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Which Mitt Romney is lying? – ‘Romney: ‘47 percent’ remarks were ‘completely wrong’

Frist you’re going to ‘carry’ your message and now you’re sorry and didn’t mean it.

FISHERSVILLE, Va. – ‘Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is disavowing his controversial remarks dismissing “the 47 percent” of Americans who don’t pay federal income taxes, saying in an interview Thursday night that the comments were “just completely wrong.”

“My life has shown that I care about 100 percent, and that’s been demonstrated throughout my life,” Romney told conservative commentator Sean Hannity on Fox News. “And this whole campaign is about the 100 percent.”
From : http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/decision2012/romney-47-percent-remarks-were-completely-wrong/2012/10/05/a346beaa-0ed8-11e2-a310-2363842b7057_story.html

Or is THIS what Mitt Romney really meant? –

“It’s not elegantly stated, let me put it that way. I was speaking off the cuff in response to a question, but it’s a message which I am going to carry and continue to carry, which is that the president’s approach is attractive to people who are not paying taxes because frankly my discussion about lowering taxes isn’t as attractive to them. Therefore I’m not likely to draw them into my campaign as effectively as those in the middle.”
From : http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/09/18/secret-video-released-romney-says-47-percent-of-americans-believe-they-are-victims/

 

 

Right Wing Blog – O- Sphere Explodes!!! – ‘Meet The Conservatives Who Think Today’s Job Numbers Are A Conspiracy’

‘The Bureau of Labor Statistics released an unexpectedly strong monthly jobs report on Friday, finding a dramatic drop in unemployment to 7.8 percent and revised the number of jobs added in July and August up from initial estimates’.

1) ‘Minutes after the report was released, Jack Welch, who famously cooked General Electric’s accounting books when he was CEO, accused President Obama of manipulating the numbers to distract from his debate performance’:

 

2) ‘Conn Carroll, a senior writer at the Washington Examiner, doesn’t think the problem is the BLS, but a widespread conspiracy of Democrats lying about their unemployment’:

‘Conn Carroll’
‘@conncarroll I don’t think BLS cooked numbers. I think a bunch of Dems lied about getting jobs. That would have same effect’.

3) ‘Former Rumsfeld Chief of Staff Keith Urbahn questioned the timing’:

‘Keith Urbahn’
‘@keithurbahn No, there’s nothing at all curious about the last jobs report diving to 7.8% unemployment before the election’.

4) ‘Stuart Varney on Fox News claims the drop in unemployment five weeks before the election is too “convenient”:

5) ‘Also on Fox News, Charles Payne “guarantees” that unemployment rate will be revised back up to above 8 percent after the election’:


6) ‘Fox News’ Eric Bolling’:

‘ericbolling’
‘✔@ericbolling WOW Obama Labor Dept (7.8%)smarter than all 25 of Americas top Economists (8.2%est)..or something far more insideous’

7) ‘Rep. Allen West (R-FL) may be the first elected official to weigh in’:

‘Allen West’
‘✔@AllenWest In regards to today’s Jobs report—I agree with former GE CEO Jack Welch, Chicago style politics is at work here…’
From : http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/10/05/966381/meet-the-conservatives-who-think-todays-job-numbers-are-a-conspiracy/?mobile=nc

 

Sunday Picks and St Louis wins!

Backwoods – 36 – 27
Kane – 33 – 30

Thursday
3…….to……17 – Loss…………Kane……Backwoods
Arizona(4-1) at St Louis(3-2)……..Ari…….Ari
(laughing because it hurts to cry)

Sunday
Green Bay(2-2) at Indianapolis(1-2)..GB……..GB

Baltimore(3-1) at Kansas City(1-3)…Balt……Balt

Maimi(1-3) at Cincinnati(3-1)……..Cinci…..Cinci

Philadelphia(3-1) at Pittsburg…….Pitts…..Pitts

Atlanta(4-0) at Washington(2-2)……Atl…….Atl

Cleveland(0-4) at NY Giants(2-2)…..NYG…….NYG

Seattle(2-2) at Carolina(1-3)……..Car…….Car

Chicago(3-1) at Jacksonville(1-3)….Chi…….Chi

Denver(2-2) at New England(2-2)……NE……..NE

Buffalo(2-2) at San Francisco(3-1)…SF……..SF

Tennessee(1-3) at Minnesota(3-1)…..Minn……Minn

San Diego(3-1) at New Orleans(0-4)…NO……..SD

Monday
Houston(4-0) at NY Jets(2-2)………Hou…….Hou

 

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Backwoods :

Thursday
Arizona(4-0) at St Louis(2-2) – Pick – Arizona

Sunday
Green Bay(2-2) at Indianapolis(1-2) – Pick – Green Bay

Baltimore(3-1) at Kansas City(1-3) – Pick – Baltimore

Maimi(1-3) at Cincinnati(3-1) – Pick – Cincinnati

Philadelphia(3-1) at Pittsburg(1-2) – Pick – Pittsburg
Eagles have screwed me 3 games this season. They’re on the road
and suck there.

Atlanta(4-0) at Washington(2-2) – Pick – Atlanta

Cleveland(0-4) at NY Giants(2-2) – Pick – NYG
The Giants got me last week. The Giant who offensively pass
interfered which put them out of field goal range last was an
idiot!

Seattle(2-2) at Carolina(1-3) – Pick – Carolina
Seattles on the road. I’m hoping I have them figured out.

Chicago(3-1) at Jacksonville(1-3) – Pick – Chicago

Denver(2-2) at New England(2-2) – Pick _ New England
In Denver I’d pick the Broncs, in New England it’s the Pats.

Buffalo(2-2) at San Francisco(3-1) – Pick – San Francisco

Tennessee(1-3) at Minnesota(3-1) – Pick – Minnesota

San Diego(3-1) at New Orleans(0-4) – Pick – San Diego

Monday
Houston(4-0) at NY Jets(2-2) – Pick – Houston
I’m hearing the TEBOW chant!

Have a great week!

The Weekly 2012 – Why Mitt Romney will win – It Turns Out You CAN’T Nail Jello To A Wall

“A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes”
Mark Twain

I spent most of my life in retail management. Give people two things and they will be loyal customers for life.

The product they want and the service they (think) they deserve.

The customer is not always right – you just have to make them think they are.

On Wednesday, President Obama did NOT give his ‘customers’ the product they wanted (an agressive, detailed, countering the lies) or the service they needed (leadership).

Mitt Romney by dominating the moderator and lecturing President Obama – was percieved to have.

Up until Wednesday night, Mitt Romney’s likeable/favorable/a man who understands them factor was ‘upside down’.

See : ‘August 28, 2012’ – ABC News/Washington Post poll released Tuesday night shows : ‘Only 40 percent of registered voters nationwide have a favorable view of Romney — the lowest level of popularity for a major party’s presidential nominee since the presidency of Ronald Reagan. Fifty-one percent view Romney unfavorably’.
@ : http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/poll-romney-faces-lowest-favorability-rating-for-major

Less then 36 hours later, that number is already changing.

No that was not the Mitt Romney that has been campaiging for 5 years.

Black became white. Up became down. Right became left.

Americans have a 5 minute attention span. We will spend more time and attention to deciding what we want on our pizza then who we want to lead the Country.

But on Wednesday night, when 58 million Americans, mostly those still trying to decide who to vote for, that’s what they saw.

Mitt Romney dominating the debate, lecturing a weak President Obama and ‘troubled’ that all these bad things were being said about him.

Perception is everything.

Say that over and over.

And the vast majority of undecideds and even the leaning towards saw THAT Mitt Romney.

Up until Wednesday night I have said that President Obama will lose the popular vote but win and easily the electoral vote.

When, and they will, Mitt Romney’s unfavorable, likeable and understands me numbers change from 2 to 1 against him to even or even positive………

See : ‘On the question of which candidate was more likeable, Mr Romney edged out Mr Obama 46-45 per cent. Mr Romney was also rated a stronger leader by 58-37 per cent’.
@ : http://www.theaustralian.com.au/in-depth/us-election/stronger-likeable-romney-wins-decisively-over-obama-in-debate/story-fn95xh4y-1226488186042

………then President Obama loses Florida, North Carolina, Virgina. Maybe keeps Ohio but loses Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada.

And what’s worse?

The Democrats lose the possibility of the Seante seat in Massachuttes, Nevada and maybe even in Indiana. And they lose the Seat in Montana, Missouri, Connecticut, North Dakota, Virgina and Wisconsin.

And the House?

Stays almost the same.

The good news is that while Mitt Romney would be President, he won’t actually govern :

Grover Norquist : “All we have to do is replace Obama. … We are not auditioning for fearless leader. We don’t need a president to tell us in what direction to go. We know what direction to go. We want the Ryan budget. … We just need a president to sign this stuff. We don’t need someone to think it up or design it. The leadership now for the modern conservative movement for the next 20 years will be coming out of the House and the Senate”.

“Pick a Republican with enough working digits to handle a pen to become president of the United States. This is a change for Republicans: the House and Senate doing the work with the president signing bills. His job is to be captain of the team, to sign the legislation that has already been prepared”.
From : http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/02/13/grover-norquist-speech-cpac.html
Actually that’s the bad news.

But if you’ve read this far, then you’ve come to the most important part.

It is over?

No.

Because there are still 32 days to try and oh will we try, to show WHICH Mitt Romney is actually running.

http://mittromneyflipflops.com/

 

Trust – why won’t Romney level with the American people?


Mitt Romney Lies #93 – ‘At First Debate, Mitt Romney Admits That He Would ‘Absolutely Not’ Support His Own Tax Plan’

 

‘Mitt Romney seemingly walked back his support of his own tax plan last night at the first presidential debate, telling President Obama and the American people that he would “absolutely not” support a plan that cuts taxes on the wealthy, raises taxes on the middle class, or adds to the federal budget deficit’.

Mitt Romney – “So — so if — if the tax plan he described were a tax plan I was asked to support, I’d say absolutely not”.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/10/04/959181/at-first-debate-mitt-romney-admits-that-he-would-absolutely-not-support-his-own-tax-plan/

Then what’s this?

‘Dubious Denver Debate Declarations’

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/romney-campaigns-shouldnt-run-ads-that-fact-checkers-say-are-false/2012/08/09/abe6ca4a-e24c-11e1-a25e-15067bb31849_blog.html
‘Analysis’

‘$5 Trillion Tax Cut’

‘The Tax Policy Center concluded earlier this year that it wasn’t mathematically possible for a plan such as Romney’s to cut rates as he promised without either favoring the wealthy or increasing the federal deficit’.

Romney: “There are six other studies that looked at the study you describe and say it’s completely wrong”.

‘That’s not quite true, as we previously reported when the count was at five. We found that two of those “studies” were blog items by Romney backers, and none was nonpartisan’.

‘The only one of those “studies” by someone not advising Romney was done by Harvey Rosen, a Princeton economics professor who once served as chairman of President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers’.

‘Rosen concluded that Romney could pull off his tax plan without losing revenue assuming an extra 3 percent “growth effect” to the economy resulting from Romney’s rate cuts’.

‘That’s an extremely aggressive assumption, and in conflict with recent experience. Despite Bush’s large tax cuts in 2001 and 2003, for example, real GDP grew by 3 percent or more for only two of his eight years in office. The average of the year-to-year changes was just over 2 percent’.

‘Furthermore, Bush’s cuts reduced the total tax burden on the economy because they were not offset by base-broadening measures. In theory, at least, Romney’s revenue-neutral rate cuts would have even less of a stimulative effect than Bush’s cuts did’.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

‘The president said Romney was proposing a $5 trillion tax cut and Romney said he wasn’t. The president is off base here — Romney says his rate cuts and tax eliminations would be offset and the deficit wouldn’t increase’.

Obama: “Governor Romney’s central economic plan calls for a $5 trillion tax cut — on top of the extension of the Bush tax cuts”.

Romney: “First of all, I don’t have a $5 trillion tax cut. I don’t have a tax cut of a scale that you’re talking about”.

‘To be clear, Romney has proposed cutting personal federal income tax rates across the board by 20 percent, in addition to extending the tax cuts enacted early in the Bush administration. He also proposes to eliminate the estate tax permanently, repeal the Alternative Minimum Tax, and eliminate taxes on interest, capital gains and dividends for taxpayers making under $200,000 a year in adjusted gross income’.

‘By themselves, those cuts would, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center, lower federal tax liability by “about $480 billion in calendar year 2015” compared with current tax policy, with Bush cuts left in place. The Obama campaign has extrapolated that figure out over 10 years, coming up with a $5 trillion figure over a decade’.

‘However, Romney always has said he planned to offset that massive cut with equally massive reductions in tax preferences to broaden the tax base, thus losing no revenue and not increasing the deficit. So to that extent, the president is incorrect: Romney is not proposing a $5 trillion reduction in taxes’.

The Impossible Plan

‘However, Romney continued to struggle to explain how he could possibly offset such a large loss of revenue without shifting the burden away from upper-income taxpayers, who benefit disproportionately from across-the-board rate cuts and especially from elimination of the estate tax (which falls only on estates exceeding $5.1 million left by any who die this year)’.

‘The Tax Policy Center concluded earlier this year that it wasn’t mathematically possible for a plan such as Romney’s to cut rates as he promised without either favoring the wealthy or increasing the federal deficit’.

‘Except for saying that his plan would bring in the same amount of money “when you account for growth,” Romney offered no new explanation for how he might accomplish all he’s promised. He just repeated those promises in some of the strongest terms yet’.

Romney: “My number one principal is, there will be no tax cut that adds to the deficit. … I will not reduce the taxes paid by high-income Americans. … I will lower taxes on middle-income families”.

‘But he didn’t say how he’d pull off all those things at once’.

‘Six Other Studies’

‘When the president referred to the Tax Policy Center’s criticisms, Romney claimed it was contradicted by several others’.

Romney: “There are six other studies that looked at the study you describe and say it’s completely wrong”.

‘That’s not quite true, as we previously reported when the count was at five. We found that two of those “studies” were blog items by Romney backers, and none was nonpartisan’.

‘The only one of those “studies” by someone not advising Romney was done by Harvey Rosen, a Princeton economics professor who once served as chairman of President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers.

Rosen concluded that Romney could pull off his tax plan without losing revenue assuming an extra 3 percent “growth effect” to the economy resulting from Romney’s rate cuts’. That’s an extremely aggressive assumption, and in conflict with recent experience. Despite Bush’s large tax cuts in 2001 and 2003, for example, real GDP grew by 3 percent or more for only two of his eight years in office. The average of the year-to-year changes was just over 2 percent.

‘Furthermore, Bush’s cuts reduced the total tax burden on the economy because they were not offset by base-broadening measures. In theory, at least, Romney’s revenue-neutral rate cuts would have even less of a stimulative effect than Bush’s cuts did’.
From : http://factcheck.org/2012/10/dubious-denver-debate-declarations/

 

Blog Running – ‘Romney’s Incredibly Dishonest Debate Performance’

Great break down WITH LINKS at Working America.

‘If I could sum up my reaction to Mitt Romney in last night’s debate in two words, they would be “wait, what?”

‘As a person playing the role of a political candidate in a debate, Romney did just fine. Judged by the standards of accuracy, however, Romney let loose time and time again with jaw-dropping dishonestly. It was reminiscent of Paul Ryan’s convention speech in its open contempt for truth’.

‘Tim Dickinson of Rolling Stone identifies five key lies, while Jonathan Cohn at the New Republic points out four broad areas where Romney was misleading. The team at Think Progress put the scale of his dishonesty in sharp relief, noting that Romney touted 27 myths in the 38 minutes he spoke’.

‘On taxes, Romney left out his trillion-dollar corporate tax cut and his advocacy of a “territorial tax system” that encourages the rich to hide their money overseas’.

‘On Medicare, Romney repeated his favorite lie from the campaign trail ten times. We’ve fact-checked this before, as have many others, but it remains a pillar of the Romney-Ryan campaign’.

‘Romney mangled the facts of Wall Street reform, claiming that the bill passed in 2010 to rein in Wall Street was some sort of guarantee of bailouts for too-big-to-fail banks. That’s the opposite of true. In reality, the bill identifies which banks are too-big-to-fail and requires them to submit to tougher requirements and have a plan to wind down so they don’t have to be bailed out. That this accusation comes from the recipient of $28 million from banks like Bank of America and Goldman Sachs is especially galling’.

‘I could go on—Romney’s claims about everything from energy jobs to health care for people with pre-existing conditions would take many blog posts to unpack, and his apparent abandonment of the last 18 months of his campaign agenda is obviously designed to make him seem like a moderate for the last month of the election. As Jonathan Chait notes, it may be a clever strategy’:

“Romney won the debate in no small part because he adopted a policy of simply lying about his policies. [Obama] was prepared to debate the claims Romney has been making for the entire campaign, and Romney switched up and started making different and utterly bogus ones”.

‘Going in front of nearly 60 million people and dancing around the facts like this isn’t just poor sportsmanship. It’s disdainful of voters. You don’t lie like this to people whose intelligence you respect—and as his now-famous fundraiser comments show, respect for voters is not really his strong suit’.

‘The question, though, is this: will the press cover this debate like theater critics, looking to see who sang and danced better? Or will they look at the substance’?
From : http://blog.workingamerica.org/2012/10/04/romney%E2%80%99s-incredibly-dishonest-debate-performance/

 

Mitt Romney Lies #…..I’ve lost count….OK it’s #92 -‘Why It’s Hard To Trust Romney On Oil Subsidies’

 

‘Throughout the election, Romney has campaigned specifically on prioritizing oil above other forms of energy, openly consulting with oil executives and donors on his energy policy’.

‘But at the first presidential debate, Mitt Romney backed away from his oil-soaked campaign by mentioning for the first time openness to ending certain subsidies for the oil and gas industry’:

ROMNEY: “Now, I like green energy as well, but that’s about 50 years’ worth of what oil and gas receives. And you say Exxon and Mobil. Actually, this $2.8 billion goes largely to small companies, to drilling operators and so forth”.

‘The world’s five largest oil corporations, which include Exxon, receive $2.4 billion tax breaks annually, not the “small drillers” as Romney claims’.

‘Annual tax breaks for the entire oil and gas industry total $4 billion. The Center for American Progress details the specific deductions and tax breaks that oil companies receive at taxpayers’ cost’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/10/04/960461/why-its-hard-to-trust-romney-on-oil-subsidies/?mobile=nc

 

‘Vets to Mitt Romney: From London to Libya, You’re in Over Your Head’

Romney In 2007: “I Longed to Serve In Vietnam;” In 1994: “It Was Not My Desire To…Serve In Vietnam”

 

From the great people overr at Truman National Security Project : http://trumanproject.org/doctrine-blog/

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