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A recent poll of prospective voters showed that President Obama would win re-election over Mitt Romney – should Romney be the Republican nominee – by 52 to 43 percent. This represents a profound turnaround from a month ago, when Romney was favored to win in a head-to-head matchup with the president by similar figures.

What events have occurred recently that could have changed the political winds so significantly? Obama’s job-killing rejection of the Keystone Pipeline project? His probably unconstitutional pro forma recess appointments of union extremists to the National Labor Relations Board? Or the incessant, negative, personal attacks the Republican candidates have been leveling at one another? I believe it’s the attacks.

While not a devoted fan of any one of the GOP candidates, I remain steadfast in the belief that another four-year continuation of the Obama administration’s misguided policies will result in the effective demise of our beloved republic. I would emphatically urge the remaining candidates to confine their rhetoric to defining specific ways to lead us out of the jobs and debt crises facing the nation, and illuminating the differences between their proposals and those of the current administration, rather than succumbing to their own egos by attempting to demonize Republican rivals.

The GOP seems to have lost sight of the real opponent in this election year.

Terry Bedell

Appling

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faithson
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faithson 02/12/12 - 12:11 am
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could not have said it better

could not have said it better myself Terry. the marginalization of the republican party and its message, comes from, what Dana Milbank calls the 'Nattering nabobs of negativism'

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Haki 02/12/12 - 12:29 am
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You stated, "While not a

You stated, "While not a devoted fan of any one of the GOP candidates..." I think most citizens are wanting better for the country, not to defeat President Obama. The product the GOP is presenting is just not up for the job. Sorry Terry, there's always 2016 (unless Hillary changes her mind).

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carcraft 02/12/12 - 05:56 am
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I think defeating Oama IS

I think defeating Oama IS better for this country. NASA is done despite Obama's promise to have a manned Mars mission. Budget deficits are way over what Obama promised in cuts. We are running over 1 trillion dollars a year in deficits and Obama has run up about $5 trillion in three years. Despite Obama's promise of open government we still don't know much about Fast and Furious except one US boarder agent and 300- to 400 hundred Mexicans are dead when the ATF smuggled over 2,000 weapons into Mexico without notifying the Mexican government. 1,500 of those weapons are un accounted for. Unemployment is beyond the 8% (and has been for most of his administration) Obama promised. Obama has taken the lenders of failed mortgages to the cleaners with his settlements (folks the banks can't print money, the only place they get money from is their customers, that means you and I are going to pay Obama's settlement). Obama has wasted billions on green energy garbage like Solyndra and Fisker motors. Still hasn't closed Gitmo despite Obama's promise. I could go one for hours but why bother. Obama will defeat Romney with class war fare and envy and we will have continued, unabated promises to the "poor" paid for by over taxed citizens until there is no money to pay anybody, but who cares Oblunder will smile and talk about how his disaster helped America! At least Romney has some experiance and competance besides being a community organizer!

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swcohen 02/12/12 - 06:21 am
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You failed to include that

You failed to include that Obama causes cancer. I was fine until HE took up residence in the White House. What's HE doing there, anyway? The way he acts... Like the President... You'd think he won a national election or something.

Meanwhile, I'm enjoying the Republican All-Way Smackdown. Losing to each other is good practice for November.

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Pu239 02/12/12 - 10:30 am
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swcohen.....you forgot your
Unpublished

swcohen.....you forgot your line.....Bush caused cancer...(eyeroll)

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carcraft 02/12/12 - 10:50 am
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Obama may have trouble after

Obama may have trouble after 2012, I really don't think there is much use for an ex teleprompter reader, unless Obama becomes a news anchor for one of the alphabet soup organizations! Wait, he could always become fair and balanced...BWAHAHAHAHAHA

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Conservative Man 02/12/12 - 11:09 am
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Actually the phrase

Actually the phrase "nattering nabobs of negativism" was written by Pat Buchanan for a speech given by Spiro Agnew.
That aside, Republicans definitely need to refocus their attacks on "Our Dear Ruler" rather than on each other.
But if the mood of the country in November, is the same as it is now, he'll be defeated. And it's very obviuos that ANY of the current candidates would be a huge improvement over the empty suit we have now.

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faithson 02/12/12 - 11:43 am
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Ole Spiro huh, thanks for the

Ole Spiro huh, thanks for the correction..

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 02/12/12 - 11:49 am
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You're welcome faith...I try

You're welcome faith...I try to educate as well as entertain...

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allhans 02/12/12 - 12:27 pm
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March 2008..."Today, Clinton

March 2008..."Today, Clinton was at a campaign rally in Providence, Rhode Island, and she mocked Obama and his message of hope and change in a very theatrical, over-the-top manner. "
In June Obama was named the Democrat nominee..Negativism didn't seem to have done the party harm.
There is nothing new under the sun.
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carcraft 02/12/12 - 01:09 pm
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swcohen- Well Obama owns the

swcohen- Well Obama owns the unemployment, he spent $ 800 billion dollars in tax dollars to fix unemployment with the PROMISE it would not go above 8%, just like his green energy intiatives Obama miscalculated the problem. Remember all those shovel ready jobs Biden talked about ...LOL Oh well YOU paid for it with YOUR tax dollars and remember, being a Democrate means never having to say your sorry..BWAHAHAHAHA

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faithson 02/12/12 - 02:17 pm
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like I told my brother in

like I told my brother in law; The GIANT ship of state, just like that liner my wife and I were on, is headed in ONE direction. The time the President has in office does little to change the course of such an enterprise. Wars will take it off compass, but all in all, WE give to much credence to those who give this one branch of government so much POWER. The President can move the compass of state only so much in reality.

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faithson 02/12/12 - 03:00 pm
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SAY WHAT? "Like watching a

SAY WHAT?
"Like watching a cruel experiment involving baboons, laughing gas and a forklift."
— Matt Taibbi on GOP race

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Willow Bailey 02/12/12 - 05:38 pm
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And if only some of you could

And if only some of you could get what you ask for, without taking the rest of us with you....sigh.

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Techfan 02/12/12 - 06:04 pm
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'Win one for the Gippet."

'Win one for the Gippet."

carcraft
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carcraft 02/12/12 - 06:14 pm
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Faithson, yes it is like a

Faithson, yes it is like a great ship, but after 3 years and several trillion dollars Obama should be able to avoid the reef of insolvency! Not to mention the president didn't have just one branch of government he controlled two for 2 years, The White House and the Senate. If You can figure this out Obama should have been smart enough to figure it out before he got into office promising trips to Mars, cutting deficits, stoping unemployment etc, etc, etc or maybe your just smarter than Obama? Having realized that blaming Bush no longer works the NEW strategy is to BLAME Obama's own ignorance and hubris..Bwahahahahah

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allhans 02/13/12 - 09:58 am
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faithson..You like Taibbi?

faithson..You like Taibbi? Here's more:
"Taibbi's forthcoming piece, "Obama's Big Sellout",
The very day Obama got elected, he brought in a Wall Street-friendly team, Taibbi says, led by former Citigroup exec Michael Froman, a Harvard classmate of the president....."

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