YES! – The deteriorating economy being blamed on Obama will push voters to Romney
NO! – Romney is so shallow and transparent voters will see through the 1% facade.


BARBARA NECKER 5 years 13 weeks ago

I sincerely hope voters will see Romney for what he is -- an unabashed one percenter who has no empathy for the plight of jobless Americans. Obama has begun to turn the economy around, no thanks to the obstructionist tactics of the repugnicants whose ONLY goal is the get Obama out of the White House. I'm convinced their obstinancy is due as much to his race as to his political party.

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Christophe 5 years 13 weeks ago

If anything propels Romney into office it will be his money. That seems to be the driving force in this country now. I am hopeful that someday we will return to paper ballots only and a national voter ID card issued free by the Government. This would maybe solve some of this voter ID bull...... that's happening in some states to try prevent certain people from voting.

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gnscholla 5 years 13 weeks ago

The amount of money being spent on the 2012 elections is down right "sinful!!" I find it most difficult to understand why the Supreme Court made it legal for corporations to spend millions of dollars toward political candidates of their choosing!!!!! Based on the actions of George Romney, the Republican House of Representatives, the filibustering by the Senate Republicans, I believe the citizens of our nation wlll be able to see just what the Republicans are doing to our nation!!! Some leading Republican leaders have stated bottom line for them is "what is best for our nation!" Native Americans who are brothers and sisters would make a comment such as these Republican folks are "speaking with a fork tongue!" Yes, they are not being truthful!! From the time President Obama became our President, Senator Mitch MCConnel has stated the sole mission of the Republican party is to see President Obama is a "one term" president!!! One needs to ask why we elect people to our National Congress? I would like to think we elect them to "serve our needs!" Passing legislation that will make a difference with the economy, with the job market should be a "priority" for legislators! Citizens of this great nation, "the time is at hand where we all need to stand up and be counted. This is suppose to be a "democracy", Let's all make a decision to " make this nation of the people, by the people and for the people!!! May God Bless America!!!!!

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gnscholla 5 years 13 weeks ago

A correction to my comments: I mentioned "George Romney" and it should be "Mitch Romney." My humble apologies for making this error!!

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telliottmbamsc 5 years 13 weeks ago

Face the facts, neither Romney or Obama are pro-labor.

The job killing plan may have come from Republicans but there is every indication that their plans were facilitated by Obama's patronage to the same monied special interest groups. Being from Wisconsin, I'll be "too busy" to vote for Obama this time around.

Vote Jill Stein.

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arky12 5 years 13 weeks ago

I would really like to think that American's are smart enough to see through all these attack ads by those who wish to remain anonymous. The Senate Republicans filbustered two votes on the Disclose Act when in the past they were all for transparency in elections. What changed? Citizens United is what and all the money pouring into Republican campaign coffers and now they accuse the Democrats of wanting to "target" those campaign donors, especially the so called non profits, who should be investigated by the IRS for violations of their non profit status.

Unfortunately, many Americans are just too busy or too disgusted to pay sufficient attention to what's going on. They are not questioning enough what they're told on the mainstream media news programs. I've actually run into people who didn't even know what Citizens United was, which is downright scary.

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js121 5 years 13 weeks ago

I watched a news broadcast one day that showed people protesting Obama's tax increases. When the reporter asked them "What tax increases has Obama put through"? None of them knew...they just reiterated the lies of the New Right. When the reporter told them the truth, they totally rejected it. The New Right strategy of ...If you tell the lie enough times, people will believe it to be well on those that are either prejudice, bigotted, angry, mad, or inept to research the truth. Will Romney win? Yes, he will. Voter repression, remapping, redistricting, black box voting machines and little known...bills being secretly placed within unrelated bills that are going to prevent us from verifying the, add the MILLIONS of dollars for false advertising...You really think Obama can overcome the adversity? Doubt it.

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js121 5 years 13 weeks ago

What you espouse is NOT the facts. Obama has Never been against labor. Labor supports Obama, just not as much as before due to the decline of membership; but, they still do. Don't vote for Obama and we will live in tyranny...that's what you really want? Research your own facts; but, don't write comments that aren't!!!

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js121 5 years 13 weeks ago

This is my truthful story of getting a voter ID. My husband was born in Canada. Was adopted at birth to an US father/Cdn mother. The father fought in WW!! through Canada due to America's no-involvement in the beginning. After the war, he took his family back to the US.. The mother became a landed immigrant with full rights. My husband grew up not even knowing he was adopted until he went to Nam. The US used to make you a citizen under a parents citizenship; but, changed that after he returned from Nam...He was told by his mother to apply or citizenship. He did. Now, he's 65 and ready to retire and collect SS. Unfortunately, a fire a long time ago destroyed his citizenship card = no SS w/o it. We applied for a new replacement card. After over $1000 and a year of back/forth crap from Homeland Security who kept saying "You're not a citizen...prove it" give us your "A" number..."We did a manual search and exhausted all avenues and no record of your citizenship" ....we lucked out and someone in the local court told us to contact the Nat'l Archives....we rec'd his records. Can you believe how hard it was to get a replacement card and how much it cost only to go through this crap? They couldn't contact Nat'l Archives to find his proof? He was in Special Forces and highly decorated and they treated him like a criminal. Good Luck to those who need id's!!!!

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