Swing states - shift right!

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I can’t fathom the polls in this election. South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama will go for Mitt Romney. Those three states garner Romney 34 paltry electoral votes. Conservatives can count on Texas, too (38). But giant California and New York add up to 84 electoral votes and, polls say, are solid for President Obama.

Romney needs 198 more to beat this absolutely delusional orator on steroids, who is perennially campaigning while the Middle East destroys our property and chases out our personnel – trained diplomatic corps members who are supposed to be the vanguard of peacemaking in foreign countries.

Obama boasted away about his ability to foster global peace.

How can any rationally minded American not remember what Mr. Greek Pillars promised this country in August 2008 (he never tires of hearing himself say “as president of the United States”)? I tortured myself recently reading that disjointed homily and thought: Where did this narcissistic man come from – promising disillusioned Americans the moon without a scintilla of experience and competence to follow through?

Recently, after a randy day in Las Vegas, Obama went nighty-night while Ambassador Chris Stephens’ body was being dragged around Benghazi, Libya. The administration pronounced the cause – a little video “offensive of Muhammad,” released on Sept. 10, instigated this supposedly impromptu assassination on 9-11.

Romney will get dozens more electoral votes, but industrial states Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania seem to not know what’s going on. They think that General Motors and Chrysler were “bailed out.” How could the auto industry collapse in a country of half a billion cars? No, the United Auto Workers union was bailed out, at the expense of GM’s Delphi Corporation, who got shafted.

Obama-swooning citizens think the Cool One just needs more time, even though Romney has spent a lifetime fixing things!

Swing states: Swing right.

Pam Shumway

McCormick, S.C.

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Techfan
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Techfan 09/24/12 - 07:29 am
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Easy solution: Eliminate the

Easy solution: Eliminate the Electoral College and go by poplular vote. That way every vote will count. As it stands now, a candidate can theoretically win the Presidency with 11 votes. Everyone in the other 49 states and DC could vote against him/her, but those 11 votes would carry the day. 11 vs 40,000,000. 11 wins. It's downright dumb.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/24/12 - 08:00 am
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Noteworthy is that Americans are just
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aware that all elections are manipulated in some way. It all depends on the"importance of the outcome". Personal freedom is of little concern. Wake up America!!!! The "welfare centers in the USA" are paid for votes. Those welfare centers can and will decide this and all future "important elections". New York, Newark, Boston, Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, Los Angeles and Miami. Look at the free ensus maps on line. Look where the dark areas of dence population reside. Popular vote, one citizen one vote, counted and majority decides the outcome would have worked at one time. Sounds great and democratic. Everyone does not embrace so called American Democracy in t he world. Now even new American cultures do not embrace so called American Democracy. No more.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/24/12 - 08:02 am
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Look at the rest of the world.
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Who are those that are obsseesed with "politics"?

soapy_725
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soapy_725 09/24/12 - 08:06 am
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Look at the rest of the world.
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Who are those that are obsseesed with "politics" and political processes? The USA is obssessed with politics. Primarily Anglo-Saxon countries. Most of the world's population doesn't care about politics. They are trying to survive from one day to the next. Thye want something to eat, today. Tomorrow is another issue and long range planning, security, etc. are beyond their control or concern. This creartes a situastion wherein the USA is ripe for world domination.

TParty
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TParty 09/24/12 - 08:15 am
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About the economy- even

About the economy- even people in the Bush corner, like Bill Kristol admit Bush broke the economy, and Obama is repairing it.

faithson
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faithson 09/24/12 - 08:58 am
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simplicity

gotta love how simple all the answers are for republicans and how they somehow figure a guy who made a quarter billion dollars 'touching' other people's money is the answer. Especially when his only retort to questions of what he will do is 'the congress and I will work it out', a congress that has an approval rate in single digits.

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rmwhitley 09/24/12 - 09:50 am
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The only
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thing that moron in the White house is repairing is his bank account. He's a community organizer (translation: COMMUNIST ) not an accountant or accountable.

Jane18
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Jane18 09/24/12 - 10:26 am
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What??

Faithson, and just "whose" money do you think Obama is "touching"?

dichotomy
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dichotomy 09/24/12 - 10:45 am
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Techfan......I agree with you

Techfan......I agree with you on that onedoing away with the Electorial College.

TParty......Bush didn't help the economy but I think most economist agree that the housing bubble created by liberal policies at Fannie Mae combined with a prolonged surge in gasoline prices triggered the panic. Bush gets his share of the blame but there is plenty to go around and what we have been doing for the last 4 years has not improved things. The question is when are we going to make our spending match our revenue and how are we going to do it? It's proven that tax increases will not come close to solving the problem so the Democrats are barking up the wrong tree if you want something that actually works. We have got to CUT SPENDING and give businesses some sense of stability on tax rates and health care costs. Simply trying to skewer a few wealthy people will NOT cure our problems.

faithson.....so you despise a guy who is smart enough to make his money legally but you are in love with a guy who is tangled up with Rezko, shady real estate deals, terrorists and communists.

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dichotomy 09/24/12 - 10:55 am
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Techfan......I agree with you

Techfan......I agree with you on that doing away with the Electorial College.

TParty......Bush didn't help the economy but I think most economist agree that the housing bubble created by liberal policies at Fannie Mae combined with a prolonged surge in gasoline prices triggered the panic. Bush gets his share of the blame but there is plenty to go around and what we have been doing for the last 4 years has not improved things. The question is when are we going to make our spending match our revenue and how are we going to do it? It's proven that tax increases will not even make a dent in the problem so the Democrats are barking up the wrong tree if you want something that actually works. We have got to CUT SPENDING and give businesses some sense of stability on tax rates, health care costs, and the national debt. Simply trying to skewer a few wealthy people will NOT cure our problems.

faithson.....so you despise a guy who is smart enough to make his money legally, pays taxes required by law, and gives huge amounts to his church and charity, but you are in love with a guy who is tangled up with Rezko, shady real estate deals, terrorists and communists, and has used taxpayer money to pay back his supporters with $billions of "green energy" money to bogus companies that were bankrupt the day they signed for the money. Amazing standards you have there faithson. You need to go see 2016 Obama's America.

swcohen
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swcohen 09/24/12 - 11:41 am
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I didn't realize that women

I didn't realize that women listened to conservative AM talk radio. I thought that it was only the province of middle-aged guys who could no longer relate to Top-40 stations.

Seems the letter writer's been listening, and she's been taking notes. It's pretty much the same spew as I hear emanating from the cubicle farms at work.

Rave on.

TParty
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TParty 09/24/12 - 12:40 pm
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"The question is when are we

"The question is when are we going to make our spending match our revenue and how are we going to do it?"

We need to pay some things off first- like two very costly wars. Taxes should be raised as we have a war going on. Don't want to pay for the war? Then the country should not go to war.

Bantana
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Bantana 09/24/12 - 03:14 pm
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The Ambassador was

The Ambassador was Christopher Stevens and not Stephens.
It is Banghazi and not Benghazi.

The Ambassador was found alive and carried by a Libyan citizen to a private vehicle that transported the Ambassador to a hospital where he was declared dead from smoke inhalation. His body was not dragged through the street.

So sad that the letter writer and some of our citizens refuse to seek even a rudimentary understanding of the facts or choose to repeat what they read at some fringe blog/website as though it were the truth simply because it reinforces an extreme right wing agenda.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 09/24/12 - 04:31 pm
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I believe it's Benghazi, but

I believe it's Benghazi, but thank you for playing.

Bantana
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Bantana 09/24/12 - 05:28 pm
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The traditional spelling is

The traditional spelling is with an "a". Britannica, the NSA and others spell the name of the second largest city in Libya as Banghazi. Others use "e". More importantly, it is Ambassador Stevens and not Stephens. And he was not dragged through the streets, which is an ugly untruth meant to incite a nasty reaction. Thanks for pointing out that there are different spellings for world cities. Another example would be Awgusta and Augusta. ;-)

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 09/24/12 - 07:18 pm
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Ummm....I think firing on the

Ummm....I think firing on the consulate with RPG's would incite a nasty reaction?

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 09/24/12 - 07:20 pm
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Thank you, Pam, nicely

Thank you, Pam, nicely stated.

carcraft
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carcraft 09/24/12 - 08:04 pm
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Good work, the death of

Good work, the death of Ambassador Steven calls for greater attention to spelling since his death is just a bump in the road!

carcraft
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carcraft 09/24/12 - 08:09 pm
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The electoral college makes

The electoral college makes it a game of chess that brings small states even helps balance rural areas against urban centers!

LocalLawyer
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LocalLawyer 09/24/12 - 09:17 pm
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Back on topic

The video was posted on YouTube in early Spring, not on 9/10. This was an act of terrorism, not a spontaneous protest. It was premeditated, not some type of Occupy the Embassy protest over a video that 99% of theae terrorists had never even seen. People don't show up to a spontaneous protest with rocket propelled grenades. Let's call a spade a spade, and not let the WH or the mainstream media spin this into something that would hurt the anointed one's foreign policy.

Bantana
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Bantana 09/25/12 - 09:22 am
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The major point of my post

The major point of my post was regarding the obvious lack of many to get with the true facts. The reference to the spelling errors was to illustrate that the contributor was quoting from a radical right wing blog that had the same errors in it's reporting of the tragic event.
I would never diminish our loss in such a manner. And anyone that believes our President really felt the ambassador's death was a bump in the road did not listen to his remarks at the ceremony where our foreign service personell's remains where brought home.

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