President of the United States: Mitt Romney

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If a hurricane had produced 23 million unemployed Americans, a record 47 million on food stamps, nearly 50 million in poverty, almost $6 trillion in new debt, a nearly no-growth national economy and dark clouds of tax increases and recession on the horizon, it would be considered perhaps the biggest disaster to ever hit the U.S. mainland.

And it’d be crazy to vote for another dose of it.

All this and more – including an increasingly divided nation along racial and partisan lines, and a foreign policy in shambles with four Americans dead in Libya and a cascade of lies about how it all went down – is the sad-sack record of the current president.

It is, indeed, an epic disaster.

In contrast, Mitt Romney is a proven leader with unquestioned success in both the private and public sectors. He saved the 2002 Winter Olympics, and at a time when this nation needed a morale boost. He worked hand-in-glove with Democrats as governor of heavily Democratic Massachusetts. And, of course, he knows how the economy works and how jobs are created.

He is precisely the right man at the right time to fix what’s wrong in Washington and get this country moving again.

The current president talked about hope and change four years ago, but today he runs for re-

election based on fear and loathing. Yet, despite the Obama campaign’s best attempts to demonize Mitt Romney, Americans saw him unfiltered in the debates and liked what they saw.

What they saw, instead of the apparition of four years ago, was true hope for change – a real gentleman and statesman with vast experience, a deep understanding of the nature of a free and capitalistic America, and a plan for reviving the private sector rather than the already-overfed government behemoth.

Notice that, like an irresponsible student throwing together homework at the last minute, the incumbent suddenly appeared with a glossy blueprint for the
next four years – long after Romney had introduced his five-point plan that put a spotlight on the policy vacuum in the White House. Predictably, the Obama “plan” was nothing more than bland-tasting warmed-over
platitudes.

Platitudes won’t put food on the plate, Mr. President. It’s time for real leadership.

Voter after voter who was fooled into voting for Mr. Obama four years ago, newspaper after newspaper that endorsed him, have now switched their support to Mitt Romney, because they see the disaster that has unfolded on our shores, and they know it’s past time to change course.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale was one of those newspapers that endorsed Obama in 2008.

“But today,” the paper wrote recently, “rather than articulate a compelling vision for growth, the president falls back on the tired talking point of increasing taxes for the wealthy. Americans want our tax code to be fair – and fixed; there’s no question about that. But it’s hard to see how raising taxes is going to kickstart jobs in the private sector.

“The president had enormous opportunity when he took office, with Democrats controlling both houses of Congress. But he failed to focus on Job One: Jobs.”

And, even as the current administration and Democrats in Congress kick the can down the road, Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan have made it clear they will do what’s necessary to save Medicare and Social Security – and without touching one red cent going to current
or soon-to-be recipients.
Period.

Barack Obama was handed a crisis and turned it into a full-blown disaster.

It’s time for the cleanup and recovery to begin, with the election of Mitt Romney as our next president.

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KSL
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KSL 11/04/12 - 11:59 am
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lob

None of what you say is true. The economy most definitely is not recovering. We will be facing runaway inflation. Obama wants the price of energy to skyrocket. Republicans do not want to criminalize rape victims.

loblolly
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loblolly 11/04/12 - 12:06 pm
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Obama's
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Handling of the economic and foreign policy disasters of the Bush years will historically be considered one of the greatest feats of leadership.
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Gaffe
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Gaffe 11/04/12 - 12:34 pm
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The FACTS concerning Obama's
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The FACTS concerning Obama's debt spending. Spread the far and wide. The truth is the only cure for "Romnesia".

“Debt when Obama took office: $10.7 trillion

Debt Today: $15.7 trillion Total: $5 trillion

Subtract $1.2 trillion in debt added between the start of fiscal year 2008 (October 1st) and Obama’s inauguration (1/20/09). New Total: $3.8 trillion

Subtract $1.4 trillion from interest payments on the national debt. New Total: $2.4 trillion

$403 billion of the debt added under Obama is from war spending. New Total: $2 trillion

$620 billion of the deficit added under Obama is through the two year extension of the Bush Tax Cuts, which he had to do due to the GOP holding unemployment benefits extension hostage, as well as middle class tax cuts from the ARRA which combined with the ending of the Bush Tax Cuts would of caused the working class to loss literally THOUSANDS of dollars in income due to losing many tax credits and increased rates in both income tax and payroll taxes. New Total: $1.38 trillion

$444 billion of the debt added under Obama comes from the completely unfunded Medicare Part D which took effect in 06. NOTE: Part D costs will reach $1 trillion by 2015 and created a $9.4 trillion unfunded liability over the next 75 years. New Total: $936 billion, the approximate real total of debt added due to Obama policies

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Willow Bailey 11/04/12 - 12:53 pm
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A quote from Obama supporter, Specsta...

"You guys actually think that Romney is the answer? You can't tell which side of the bread is buttered with that guy. He flip-flops more than a fish pulled out of the water."

Just remember, what Romney FLIPS on won't destroy our country, but what Obama FLOPS on, truly will.

KSL
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KSL 11/04/12 - 01:01 pm
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The Middle East is on the

The Middle East is on the brink of out right war. Why do you think Obama had to sit on his hands and watch an American ambassador be murdered. He has made a huge mess of things, far much worse than Bush did.

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grouse 11/04/12 - 01:24 pm
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The Chronicle is right: it's
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The Chronicle is right: it's crazy to vote for another dose...of the party whose policies created the messes they listed...

KSL
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KSL 11/04/12 - 01:34 pm
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grouse

The mortgage meltdown rests clearly on the backs of Democrats. There are no two ways about it.

loblolly
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loblolly 11/04/12 - 02:00 pm
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Obama
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has shown the leadership so absent with the other party. He made tough decisions that averted a depression. This is simply more of what republicans do: complain but offer no solutions. This is why the majority of Americans are sticking with Obama.

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TParty 11/04/12 - 02:04 pm
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"None of what you say is

"None of what you say is true. The economy most definitely is not recovering."

Do you not recall what things were like prior to Obama getting into the White House, and a few months afterwards?

KSL
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KSL 11/04/12 - 02:20 pm
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I certainly do. Our income

I certainly do. Our income was 80k more than it is now.

KSL
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KSL 11/04/12 - 02:29 pm
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And we are on track to lose

And we are on track to lose 700,000 jobs with new EPA regulations that have been delayed until after the election for political reasons. Watch for spiking energy prices which will affect prices of just about everything.

TParty
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TParty 11/04/12 - 02:39 pm
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"I certainly do. Our income

"I certainly do. Our income was 80k more than it is now."

The economy is not just one person. There are winners and losers when there is capitalism. You might be down 80k this year, than from 2007, but overall- people are doing better today than they were in 2007, when the economy was free falling into the abyss. The stock markets are an obvious indication of that.

loblolly
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loblolly 11/04/12 - 03:05 pm
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Income
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Mine has increased likewise. I guess it depends what sector of the economy you are in. Going back to out of control greedy corporate economy is certainly not the answer. When Romney makes his money through venture capitalism, that is not the formula for success. Especially when his greatest skill is to hide his money in tax shelters outside the US.

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itsanotherday1 11/04/12 - 03:26 pm
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Clinton/Obama

Any idea why Clinton is supporting Obama? Hillary in 2016. Nuff said.

He never takes a political postion that isn't calculated to benefit him in the long run.

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dichotomy 11/04/12 - 06:09 pm
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Sorry Gaffe........it's $16.2

Sorry Gaffe........it's $16.2 trillion, not $15.7.

And it is ALL after 01/09/12 when Obama took office.

And ALL sources say that if we continue with Obama it will be $20 trillion in 4 more years.

And that does not include the additional $2 trillion to pay for Obamacare.

And Obama said he was going to cut the deficit in half in 4 years.

Just because you spout numbers, it doesn't mean they are correct. And even if they were, Obama could have cut spending in other areas and he had a bullet proof majority to raise taxes the first two years if he really wanted. He could have pulled out of the wars if he wanted. He could have done ANYTHING but instead he rammed OBAMACARE down our throats, drove the cost of health insurance up, and added even more to our debt.

The additional debt is ALL his, not Bush's. We cannot survive another 4 years of Obama.

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Conservative Man 11/04/12 - 06:30 pm
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Speaking to the ACES endorsements.....

....yawn...,no surprises....

In other news...water is wet, dogs get fleas and fat people sweat....

And for the most part I agree with these endorsements, except in the case of District 1.....none of these candidates, much less the incumbent will adequately represent this area of Augusta.....

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carcraft 11/04/12 - 06:26 pm
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Loblolly, I noticed you did

Loblolly, I noticed you did not cut the interest for the national debt from Bush's deficits, why treat Bush differant than Obama? I know Unemployment was not 7.9% when Bush left office, I know gas was not $3.85/ gallon and I know when I spend over $100.00 for a few bags of groceries things are getting bad!

KSL
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KSL 11/04/12 - 07:53 pm
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wayne2410 11/04/12 - 10:00 pm
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I'm glad I live near a city
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I'm glad I live near a city that has a newspaper whose endorsements make sense. Good Lord, could you imagine what four more years of this would be like?! When history looks back on this time they will see Obama as more of a curse on this country than a president. Romney has to win, our survival as a nation depends on it.

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Gage Creed 11/04/12 - 10:10 pm
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Why do I get the feeling

Why do I get the feeling Gaffe has sold a couple of cars in his/her day? Maybe even a vacuum cleaner or two?

KSL
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KSL 11/04/12 - 10:41 pm
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I cannot imagine four more

I cannot imagine four more years of this disaster. I knew 4 years ago he was going to be bad.He has been worsen than in my wildest dreams. And to add insult to injury, he and his family have lived as high on the hog as any president in the modern day during a very bad time for many Americans.

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ultrarnr 11/04/12 - 10:38 pm
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Why I voted for Obama
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Because Romney has shown complete contempt for the electorate. You can figure this out for yourselves.

KSL
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KSL 11/04/12 - 10:43 pm
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The contempt has been shown

The contempt has been shown by Obama. But you have the right to vote for whoever you please.

I will never forget in the last debate the look on Obama's face when he was looking over at Romney. It was pure evil.

KSL
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KSL 11/04/12 - 10:46 pm
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Obama has shown complete

Obama has shown complete contempt for America. As a descendant of people who came here in 1620, I resent that.

KSL
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KSL 11/04/12 - 11:04 pm
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Ever heard of the Peter Principal?

I had to read the book about it in college. It had just come out. Actually, I think I was exposed to it before it was in print. 1969 the first 5 months were my last in college until later work.

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palmetto1008 11/04/12 - 11:13 pm
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It's actually the Peter
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It's actually the Peter principle. Anyway, I do remember something about 1620 in the US. Isn't that when slavery of Africans was institutionalized?

KSL
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KSL 11/04/12 - 11:24 pm
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Nope I don't think so

That is when the Mayflower landed. They weren't at all in to African slavery. You need to brush up on your American history, bud.

KSL
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KSL 11/04/12 - 11:28 pm
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you are right

I spelled it right but the tablet changed it.

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 11/04/12 - 11:30 pm
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Maybe I do. You need to
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Maybe I do. You need to brush up on your Peter Principle, ma'am. Since it would not apply to the Presidency no matter who was.

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 11/04/12 - 11:31 pm
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Hmm...wonder why my tablet
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Hmm...wonder why my tablet spells it correctly?

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