This Time I'm Saying Something!

Don't let the media influence your vote, research the candidates. Find facts and base your vote on that. It's not okay to go with the good public speaker anymore; that's been a proven FLOP.

During the last Presidential Election, I watched in awe of people fawn over Barack Obama, with no real clue as to who he was. Make no mistake about it, Barack is a fabulous campaigner but so far his leadership has (how can i say this) stunk

In 2008 I worked with a younger man that voted for Barack Obama for President because he thought it was cool that Barack smoked. Seriously?! I couldn't believe that was a reason someone would use to actually cast a vote for the leader of the free world. What I am afraid of is that there are way too many people like that that cast uneducated votes, or that they were under a spell by the fabulous campaigner that the media helped perpetuate. Have you seen those kooks on The View and how Star Struck they are by him?

I could not let this election go by without saying something this time. If you are not sure why you're voting or letting a Hollyweird celebrity, or just a couple of sound bytes or good speeches influence you, maybe you need to do a little research before you cast a vote that affects everyone's life. I'm sure our founding fathers did not have any provisions for our President being a "smoker" as the reason to put him in charge.

I personally do not think that Mr. Obama is an adequate or experience leader. In fact I really do think that he is horrible at it. He has no regard for We The People, unless of course, we the people is a group that supports his radical agenda for our country. I really have a problem that he is saddling my children with so much debt. 

3/4 of the media already have their foot on the scale in favor of President Obama. But do you really want the opinion of some mole like Chris Matthews who has "tingly feeling going up his leg"? That's a fair and impartial journalist? Who says that on TV and gets taken seriously?

Here are some facts and failures. Do more research, but don't vote because something was a good speech. That's just ignorant.

George W. Bush is not the President anymore, stop blaming him.

Barack had his first 2 years in office with a Democrat House and Senate and failed to get anything done.

Passed a healthcare bill that all of them and their $200,000 + salaries couldn't be bothered to read. And our speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi says "You have to pass the bill to find out what's in it." She must have been absent the day they taught Democracy in school.

2010 Barack Obama said "Republicans can come for the ride, but they have to sit in the back." Seriously? Mr. Obama could you be more divisive and foolish?

$16 Trillion deficit more than double what it was when Bush did his massive over spending.

Failed Stimulus that never kept unemployment under 8%

GDP numbers as of today show we are stagnant:

47 million people on food stamps almost doubled since Obama has been in office.

Incomes have gone down $3000 for a year since Obama has been in office.

Attack on our Embassy in Libya was planned and 4 Americans were killed on the Anniversary of 9/11. Mr. Obamas response, go to Vegas to fund raise. His 2nd response, lie to the American people that it was about a YouTube video released in MAY. 16 days later the administration still won't acknowledge a war on terror or that there are Islamic Extremists thousands of them that want to kill us.

Do you need more information? There is much more. 

Mr. Romney has been vilified by the media and bloggers alike that are trying to annihilate him and his wife for anything that he has said or done in his life.

He has been married for decades, and stuck by his wife in sickness and in health. 

He has 5 good sons.

He is a man of faith.

He took no salary as governor of Massachusetts.

He took no pay as head of the Olympics for 3 years.

He built an empire from nothing (I know that is a very unpopular thing to do, and rich people are Satanic according to liberals, unless it's Beyonce).

Bain Capital helped create jobs and save companies that would have otherwise met their demise. Sports Authority and Staples to name a couple. He created more jobs than were destroyed.

He fixed a horribly broken Olympics. The Salt Lake City games were a HUGE success under his tenure on the job.

Hopefully this will nudge you to do some research on your own. Watch the debates. Pick a candidate that you think will do a better job. Frankly, Obama in my opinion based on the facts and following his Presidency has done nothing to bring value to my country, my home, or my family. 

Oh yeah, and if all you have to rebut this with is that I'm a racist, please go back under the rock from which you crawled.

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BTPeri October 04, 2012 at 11:27 PM
Silence ( you're golden ) ... There is a huge difference between news and views. In either case, it helps to go to the original source ( ie. documents and actions by the individual themselves ) rather than focusing on interpretations. Kids from a young age learn they need to find "original source" materials rather than interpretations if they want to call It research.
Dan Avery October 05, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Kristof had a column on this accumulation of wealth today. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/04/opinion/kristof-why-let-the-rich-hoard-all-the-toys.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20121004 I thought his point about the six Wal-Mart heirs having as much wealth than the bottom 100 million Americans was stunning as an example of what is truly wrong in this country. That and how 93% of the gain in national income in 2010 went to the top 1%. Clearly the recession hasn't hurt them. Historically when things go this way, the rich come to a bad end. Shame they stand out so well on those hills in those mammoth houses, being guarded by an $8 an hour security guy without a gun.
stayintouch October 05, 2012 at 02:45 AM
stayintouch October 05, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Dan Avery October 05, 2012 at 03:29 AM
stayintouch, Any idea what "ethos" means? You have none.
Silence Dogood October 05, 2012 at 05:00 AM
@Dan Avery I don't begrudge the Walton's their inherited wealth. Truth be told I'm a little mad at my old man for not starting Wal-Mart. For me the real problem is when the super-wealthy fight tooth and nail to avoid paying taxes while hundreds of millions of Americans, who stupidly were not born to hyper-successful entrepreneurs, struggle to survive...and are vilified for it. I don't know or care what the political leanings of the Walton's are, but I think the garish wealth accumulation (not job creating, wealth for the sake of wealth) and aggressive anti-tax complaining only serves to shine a spotlight on them. Can $100 Billion buy a wall high and wide enough when the throngs of peasants come? You know, all hundred million of them.
Dan Avery October 05, 2012 at 06:49 AM
Silence Dogwood, I think you just contradicted yourself. The Walton's, no matter what they believe in, are guilty of garish wealth accumulation. And they, or their lobbyists, have fought tooth and nail in order to avoid paying taxes. I've said this before and I'll say it again: if you can't live on $2 million a year, you are snorting WAY TOO MUCH cocaine.
tiny October 05, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Foreign Policy debate should be good, (decompose?): www.humanevents.com/2012/10/02/buchanan-the-unraveling-of-obamas-foreign-policy
Silence Dogood October 05, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Why oh why can't we go back to the great foreign policy of the bush era??? Obama has not even invaded another country! What a coward!
tiny October 05, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Get a clue.
Silence Dogood October 05, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I did get a clue. The clue was, "if elected this person will thrust us back to Bush-era policies that got us into this mess in the first place." It took a second, but the answer to the clue was, of course Romney. The answer for this election is Obama.
tiny October 05, 2012 at 06:22 PM
Obama is now know, and you support him. Obama is working with Al Qaeda in Syria to topple the Assad regime. Now war is building up with Turkey with the 2nd biggest military in the region. The whole area there is becoming more radicalized. Obama is a complete fake and has no competant forward looking policy. Why Afghanistan? You've got to be a complete DOPE to go there for any good reason, and DOPE is your clue.
Silence Dogood October 06, 2012 at 12:53 AM
I have no idea what "Obama is now know" means. But I'm sure it's well thought out. Do you actually believe the nonsense you write or do you have such low standards that outright lying is acceptable? - Obama is working with Al Qaeda. I think you're talking about that there's some question about where the aid we're providing to the rebels ends up. You know, the rebels that Fox News and Sen. McCain said we should support with weapons and condemned the president for not giving MORE aid and weapons. - The whole area is becoming more radicalized. It is, but if you were honest (or well informed) you'd admit (or know) that the destabilization of the region is thanks to the disaster that was the Iraq invasion. First republicans say Obama didn't do enough to help the people of Libya & Egypt to overthrow those regimes (go back and listen to the crackpot Sen. McCain railing against Obama for not sending troops!), now the nuts in charge of those countries (some democratically elected!) are not to your liking, so that must be Obama's fault too. You can't have it both ways. - You are TOTALLY RIGHT about Afghanistan! Only a DOPE would start that. By the way, Bush started that. Apparently you get your history lessons from Clint Eastwood. Bush did that and no amount of your lies will change that. Tiny, you do yourself no favors watching Fox news. Also, aside from the benefit of anonymity, why would you go online and show how uninformed you are?
tiny October 06, 2012 at 02:13 AM
The Republicans with 12 years or Bush are crazy. There's a chance Romney might be slightly better. The only thing worse is Obama. He makes Elmer Gantry look like choir boy.
tiny October 06, 2012 at 04:52 PM
"..why would you go online ..." I thought that's what "comment" means.
Barking Dog October 09, 2012 at 01:55 AM
It will be a long night come Nov. 6!
Dan Avery October 09, 2012 at 03:40 AM
Yeah, right up until 8 pm Pacific time. Then it's over.
Dan Avery October 09, 2012 at 03:45 AM
tiny, in the past commenting was reserved for intelligent, knowledgable people. Not people who use aliases like Josephine, Tiny Tom, tiny, et. al. That's a new and rather unfortunate development that signals our downfall. But, hey, don't let that stop you.
Dan Avery October 09, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Clearly, tiny, you've never read Elmer Gantry. Sinclair Lewis hated the Romneys of the world. That much is crystal clear. Elmer Gantry is Romney and Ryan and Limbaugh, and Beck and all the other "patient medicine" salesmen. Sinclair Lewis championed the Obamas of the world. But don't believe me, I was only an English major and you're only a made up name.
tiny October 09, 2012 at 09:06 PM
I read the book about 30 years ago, and have seen the movie a few times with Burt Lancaster - recommended. "Sinclair Lewis championed the Obamas of the world". So why aren't you for Obama if he championed him and hated the Romneys of the world?
MFriedrich October 09, 2012 at 09:13 PM
It'll be over by 8 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. Pacific) By that time Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Florida and North Carolina poll results will all be in with an acceptable margin of error. The rest of the state election chips fall into blue or red buckets, just like always.
tiny October 09, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Dan, you say, "Sinclair Lewis champoined the Obama's of the world." And you don't champion Obama. So where is the difference because I would think you think you're close to the views of Sinclair Lewis. What's the difference?
Dan Avery October 09, 2012 at 11:11 PM
tiny, I explained why I'm not voting for him here: http://missionviejo.patch.com/blog_posts/why-the-left-shouldnt-support-obama Remember that one? You couldn't figure out the thesis. Give it another shot.
tiny October 09, 2012 at 11:33 PM
You sound like Obama's hope & change with your equality and freedom. Take a look: www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3meCzBQqYQ
Dan Avery October 10, 2012 at 01:19 AM
tiny, Your reading comprehension is truly scary; that piece is about due process and it's importance to a democracy. It's not about freedom and equality except for on a very superficial level.
tiny October 10, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Dan, here's one for ya. Why do you think Sinclair Lewis would favor checkers over chess?
Dan Avery October 10, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Never said he did, tiny. That is one of those stupid questions that, theoretically, don't exist.
tiny October 10, 2012 at 02:29 AM
What I was relating is your equality and freedom is on a similar EMPTY meaning as Obama's hope and change.
Dan Avery October 10, 2012 at 02:38 AM
tiny since my piece isn't about freedom and equality you're talking ignorant trash. In other words, what you think has never concerned me. You've been three different people on here in the course of two months. You are a joke.
tiny October 10, 2012 at 03:09 AM
And you sir are like Obama, all flourish, and zero substance.


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