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In June – Romney Told Employers To Tell Employees How To Vote; Now They’re Doing Just That

In June of this year – Romney made some comments that seemed to fly below the radar.  As he was speaking to a group of business owners, he urged them to “make it clear to your employees” the significance of their vote and “therefore their job and their future”.  We’ve shared that HERE:

He said:

I hope you make it very clear to your employees what you believe is in the best interest of your enterprise and therefore their joband their future in the upcoming elections.  And whether you agree with me or you agree with President Obama, or whatever your political view, I hope you pass those along to your employees.”

“Nothing illegal about you talking to your employees about what you believe is best for the business, because I believe that will figure in to their election decision, their voting decision.”

(Source: sarahlee310)

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The Spin Begins: Romney Criticizes Drop in Unemployment: "Not What A Recovery Looks Like"

thepoliticalfreakshow:

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says a drop in the nation’s unemployment rate to 7.8 percent “is not what a real recovery looks like.”

The former Massachusetts governor responded to the September jobs report out Friday by arguing that Obama has a failed record on the economy. He pointed to millions of Americans still struggling for work, living in poverty and using food stamps to feed their families.

He also argued that the rate is low in part because some people have stopped looking for work.

The Labor Department says 114,000 jobs were added last month, helping bring the jobless rate to its lowest point since Obama took office in January 2009.

The figures are a much-needed boost for Obama after a disappointing debate performance against Romney this week.

Here is Romney’s full statement:

This is not what a real recovery looks like. We created fewer jobs in September than in August, and fewer jobs in August than in July, and we’ve lost over 600,000 manufacturing jobs since President Obama took office. If not for all the people who have simply dropped out of the labor force, the real unemployment rate would be closer to 11%. The results of President Obama’s failed policies are staggering – 23 million Americans struggling for work, nearly one in six living in poverty and 47 million people dependent on food stamps to feed themselves and their families. The choice in this election is clear. Under President Obama, we’ll get another four years like the last four years. If I’m elected, we will have a real recovery with pro-growth policies that will create 12 million new jobs and rising incomes for everyone.

I believe what he really said was “Oh shit! It dropped below 8%! We said it would never do that! The Congressional GOP promised they would prevent it from happening.  They were supposed to make it go up, not down! What kind of voodoo is this?!”

(Source: thepoliticalfreakshow)

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Big Bird and the gang are angry.

I can’t

I had to do it. You think Romney really wants to mess with BIG Bird and some monsters?
They call him BIG Bird for a reason
You think Oscar is gonna have it? He’s a grouch. He’ll be throwing trash at Romeny at the rest of the GOP and not give an ounce of a damn
Cookie monster will just eat everyone
Elmo will throw shade in 3rd person.
He messed with the wrong group of people.

eclecticspectrum:

theveiledwarrior:

eclecticspectrum:

Big Bird and the gang are angry.

I can’t

I had to do it. You think Romney really wants to mess with BIG Bird and some monsters?

  1. They call him BIG Bird for a reason
  2. You think Oscar is gonna have it? He’s a grouch. He’ll be throwing trash at Romeny at the rest of the GOP and not give an ounce of a damn
  3. Cookie monster will just eat everyone
  4. Elmo will throw shade in 3rd person.

He messed with the wrong group of people.

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DENVER — Some of the most memorable moments during the GOP primary debates were when candidates — or even questioners — were booed or cheered by the audience (remember when the audience jeered moderator Juan Williams for asking Newt Gingrich about his characterization of the nation’s poor?).

There will be no such cheering or jeering at Wednesday’s first general election presidential debate, if audience members follow the rules.

Before the debate, a member of the debate commission went before the audience and warned that such behavior will not be tolerated: “This is not a primary debate, folks. All that cheering that we just heard — hopefully we won’t hear that again until the end of the debate.”

— Amanda Terkel

Debate Audience Warned Not To Cheer (via thepoliticalfreakshow)

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The first presidential debate falls on the same day as Barack and Michelle Obama’s 20th wedding anniversary. Though the Obamas have a late celebration planned for Saturday, the Obama campaign marked the anniversary with a video about the Obamas’ marriage.

Watch the video below:

Obamas Celebrating Anniversary… Later (via thepoliticalfreakshow)

I love that their anniversary is the day right before mine.  Happy Anniversary to America’s First Couple! 

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Why Romney is losing must-win Ohio - CNN.com

One longtime Republican strategist griped about the “arrogant top-down” approach of the Romney team and said they have done a poor job listening to the advice of savvy Ohio strategists — a charge rebuffed by Romney aides who point out that field staffers from the Ohio offices of Sen. Rob Portman and House Speaker John Boehner have come on board.

Still others cited Romney’s lackluster political skills and said his stiff CEO demeanor as a turnoff for Ohioans, with one Republican officeholder saying that former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour wasn’t far off when he said recently that Romney is being caricatured as “a plutocrat married to a known equestrian.”

A man without a message

The main criticism that emerged, though, is that Romney is man without a message.

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Romney's Lead with Older Voters Evaporates

The latest Reuters/Ipsos poll “indicates that during the past two weeks — since just after the Democratic National Convention — support for Romney among Americans age 60 and older has crumbled, from a 20-point lead over President Obama to less than 4 points.”

“Romney’s double-digit advantages among older voters on the issues of healthcare and Medicare — the nation’s health insurance program for those over 65 and the disabled — also have evaporated, and Obama has begun to build an advantage in both areas.”

(Source: sarahlee310)

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Polls: Tight race in Fla., but Obama holds edge with independents - The Hill's Ballot Box

The new Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times poll released late Sunday finds Obama topping Romney by 1 point with 48 percent support among likely voters to 47, an edge well within the survey’s 3.5 percent margin of error. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate, tallies 1 percent, with 4 percent of voters undecided.

A survey from Democratic firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) gives Obama a wider 4-point lead over Romney with 50 percent support to 46. 

But both polls found Obama leading Romney by 11 points among independent voters, a key group which could swing the state. That represents a six-point shift in favor of the president from the Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times poll taken in July.

The PPP poll finds Romney’s favorability rating dropping after last month’s GOP convention held in Tampa. Romney was at 49 percent favorable to 47 unfavorable in the same poll taken over Labor Day weekend and is now underwater at 44 favorable, 51 unfavorable.

Both polls were conducted as a leaked videotape from a Romney fundraiser showed the GOP candidate saying that “47 percent” of Americans were dependent on government and could be expected to back Obama.

In the PPP survey, 89 percent of voters said they were familiar with the comments and 50 percent said they were inappropriate to 44 who did not have an issue with the remarks. Independent voters, though, said the remarks were improper by a 58 to 37 margin.

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The new Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times poll released late Sunday finds Obama topping Romney by 1 point with 48 percent support among likely voters to 47, an edge well within the survey’s 3.5 percent margin of error. Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate, tallies 1 percent, with 4 percent of voters undecided.

A survey from Democratic firm Public Policy Polling (PPP) gives Obama a wider 4-point lead over Romney with 50 percent support to 46. 

But both polls found Obama leading Romney by 11 points among independent voters, a key group which could swing the state. That represents a six-point shift in favor of the president from the Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times poll taken in July.

The PPP poll finds Romney’s favorability rating dropping after last month’s GOP convention held in Tampa. Romney was at 49 percent favorable to 47 unfavorable in the same poll taken over Labor Day weekend and is now underwater at 44 favorable, 51 unfavorable.

Both polls were conducted as a leaked videotape from a Romney fundraiser showed the GOP candidate saying that “47 percent” of Americans were dependent on government and could be expected to back Obama.

In the PPP survey, 89 percent of voters said they were familiar with the comments and 50 percent said they were inappropriate to 44 who did not have an issue with the remarks. Independent voters, though, said the remarks were improper by a 58 to 37 margin.

(Source: sarahlee310)

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Ann Romney is sick of you people not understanding how hard it is to be Ann Romney

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cartonplanet:

Ann Romney

Ann Romney is once again up on her gold-plated cross, and she’s got another message for the ingrates out there who don’t appreciate how hard it is to be her:

During an interview early this evening with Radio Iowa, Mrs. Romney directly addressed her fellow Republicans who’ve criticized her husband.

“Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring,” she said. “This is hard and, you know, it’s an important thing that we’re doing right now and it’s an important election and it is time for all Americans to realize how significant this election is and how lucky we are to have someone with Mitt’s qualifications and experience and know-how to be able to have the opportunity to run this country.”

Ann has told “you people” time and time again to leave Mitt alone, stop asking questions, and just be grateful that he’s willing to run for president. Shut up and show a little appreciation for the Romneys and their willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice—passing up constant $30 million-a-year job offers, even though “poor guy, he took no pay when he did the Olympics for three years and no pay when he was governor for four years.”

She’s tried to make women get it:

“Women, you need to wake up,” she urged them. “Women have to ask themselves who’s going to have and be there for you. I can promise you, I know, that Mitt will be there for you. He will stand up for you, he will hear your voices.”

She’s tried to make Latinos get it:

You’d better really look at your future and figure out who’s going to be the guy that’s going to make it better for you and your children, and there is only one answer. […]

It really is a message that would resonate well if they could just get past some of their biases that have been there from the Democratic machines that have made us look like we don’t care about this community.

But no. You people just won’t let up, with the mockery of the Romneys’ car elevator; with the questions about all those millions stashed away in secret bank accounts; with the outright disgust at Ann’s tales of woe about struggling to survive on Mitt’s inherited stock portfolio.

But you people—you women, you Latinos, you Democrats and now you Republicans—just don’t get it. You’re so mean and classless with all your questions and doubt and disgust. Heck, that’s why Ann so astutely noted:

My horse has more style and more class in its hoof than they do in their whole deal.

Ugh. You people. You just have no idea how hard it is to be Ann. Just stop it.

(Via Kaili Joy Gray at Daily Kos)

She’s as juvenile as her fifth-grade speaking level suggests.

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Harry Reid ties Romney comment to tax attack

justinspoliticalcorner:

In a long floor statement Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) excoriated Mitt Romney’s leaked comments on government dependency, again suggesting that the Republican presidential candidate himself may have dodged taxes. 

Romney, he said, “only wants to be president of half the United States of America” — a response to Romney’s remark that 47 percent of Americans are “victims” who cannot be shaken from their dependence on government. 

Reid said that Romney was disparaging toward — and hoping to raise taxes on — the elderly, the disabled, young students and members of the military. 

“The 47 percent are ordinary, hard-working Americans who deserve respect – especially from a man who wants to be their president,” Reid said. “They’re not avoiding their tax bills using Cayman Island tax shelters or Swiss bank accounts, like Mitt Romney.” 

h/t: Rachel Weiner at WaPo

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