A Momentous Choice Looms on November 6th

Has Obama's record during his first term given most Americans the reassurance that another four years wouldn't trigger a status quo performance on steroids?


Now that the three presidential debates and the vice-president match-up are history, the end game is upon us. President Obama is asking for our vote to elect him to another four years in office, but has Obama's record during his first term given most Americans the reassurance that another four years wouldn't trigger a status quo performance on steroids?

Romney's debate performances erased the Obama campaign's effort (down the drain went countless of millions of dollars) to portray Mitt Romney as a rich fool who cares nothing about the middle class. Instead, Romney came across as one who looked presidential, had command of the facts, and whose economic background would bode will for this nation.  With little time left before November 6th, Obama is rushing to define himself.

How might this be possible upon consideration of  the Treasury Department's newly released summary of federal spending for 2012?   Here's the upshot: 1)  Under Obama. for every $7 we've had, we've spent $10.95.  That's like a family who  makes $70,000 a year -- and already knee-deep in debt -- blowing nearly $110,000 a year. 2) In fiscal year 2012 ending on September 30, the government took in $2,449 trillion but spent $3,538 trillion, 44 percent more than it had available to spend.  The resulting deficit was $1,089 trillion. 3)  During Obama's first term the national debt ballooned to over $16 trillion, more than $6 trillion higher than during 2008 when Obama bemoaned what he called the "orgy of spending and enormous deficits" under Bush.  http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/7-eleven-presidency_654846.html

And what did Obama recently say about the debt?:  "We don't have to worry about it in the short-term."  In other words, if you have $7, spend $11 instead, and let future generations of Americans worry about it. 

Consider also before voting:

1.   Gas prices have doubled since the Obama administration took over,.

2.   College Graduates are living at home because they can't find work.

3.   Most peoples' net worth has gone down considerably in the last 4 years.

4.   Class welfare and racism have been pushed further to split this country.

5.   More people are on food stamps than ever before.

6.   President missed more half of his 1/2-hour Foreign Relations briefing in the White House.

7.   GM still owes tax payers billions.  Chevy Volt is a disaster,

8.   President's budget was turned down by 100 percent of Democrats and Republicans in Congress. 

9.   President's comment -- "You didn't build that" -- was an affront to entrepreneurs and small business people.  Clearly Obama doesn't understand Capitalism and Free Enterprise.

10. Green energy companies like Solyndra -- 36 so far -- having received federal support from taxpayers, have either gone bankrupt or have laid off workers and are heading for bankruptcy.    http://blog.heritage.org/2012/10/18/president-obamas-taxpayer-backed-green-energy-failures/

11. European-Style government doesn't work and has never worked in the world's history.  Observe Greece, Spain and other European countries who are suffering right now.  It is the ability for people to work hard and be successful in their own right, not Government handouts. 

12. Emails released on October 23 show that the White House knew the Benghazi attack of the US.consulate on 9/11 was a terrorist attack, not a spontaneous attack over a video.  A series of emails alerts on 9/11 were sent by the State Department Operations Center -- as Obama administration officials were monitoring the attack in real time -- through distribution lists and email accounts for the top national security officials at the State Department, Pentagon, the FBI, the White House Situation room and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

13. For Christians, America's Most Biblically Hostile U.S. President with Acts of hostility toward people of 'Biblical faith and Acts of hostility toward Biblical values.  http://www.wallbuilders.com/LIBprinterfriendly.asp?id=106938

Number twelve should be deeply troubling to the American people, for if our President is capable of such deception where four Americans were murdered, including Ambassador Stevens, what else is he capable of?  Honesty and integrity is demanded of our president.  President Obama must be held accountable by the American people who elected him, having believed in him back in 2008.

You must decide, but will some of you allow yourself to be fooled once again by a smooth talker who continues to make promises, even though first term promises were abject failures, and in light of how Obama refuses to admit blame or to accept responsibility for his misguided and disastrous actions, not wanting to destroy his own self image, thereby putting himself and his own welfare above that of the American people?

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RB October 25, 2012 at 10:46 PM
This is right wing blogger nonsense.
Walter White October 25, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Wow I haven't seen such fabrications since Romney's in the last debate. Airbrushing history. LOL.
McCloud October 25, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Nancy, these two guys just refuse to see how bad things are under Obama. They are waiting for one of the MSNBC loons to speak before a possible response to your list can be made. Unfortunately they can't think on their own.
RB October 26, 2012 at 12:22 AM
1) Refuting the gas price bull... http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2109474,00.html
McCloud October 26, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Time magazine, true literates on the economy. Let me try to help, gas prices are high because the value of the dollar has diminished. The value of the dollar has diminished because the Fed keeps pumping more money into the money supply, thus more dollars in the supply makes the dollar go down, follow? When the value of the dollar goes down, imports, such as oil, become more expensive, more dollars necessary to purchase, getting it? Thats why the Dow has been strong, foreign investors can buy more American stocks because their currency is worth more. Obama has been using every excuse to blame the commodity traders, which lends to less credability on anything economics, as he studied law. Some of the things he says about the economy truely amaze me at how ignorant and full of cheap talking points to get by with people like you.
RB October 26, 2012 at 12:33 AM
I started to answer the others but most of them are one theme repeated over and over. The real conspiracy is the take over of a fairly reasonable Republican Party by Right Wing Ideology to get the votes of the South and other evangelicals. Small Government? Big Government Subsidies flow to the States that mostly mouth off for small Government. Except of course when it comes to society....then they want Big Government right in there reengineering society to their ideology. The Party of Lincoln became the Party of Todd Aiken and other nutcases. Too bad, it really is slowing progress, but we do what we can.
RB October 26, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Speaking of choice...Nancy fails to mention Women's Rights. A helpful link... http://www.thenation.com/article/170808/ladies-dont-fall-moderate-mitt#
McCloud October 26, 2012 at 01:07 AM
What exactly is reeingineering? I have to laugh at the new liberals language created daily by slimy political hacks. Todd Aiken is one guy, who said something that was stupid. Avoiding what is important for Americans and focusing on Todd Aiken really is in line with where the President plays, classless. Desperate.
McCloud October 26, 2012 at 01:07 AM
Do they want to ban contraceptives? Really?
RB October 26, 2012 at 01:36 AM
Price of oil July 2008 $145 barrel, today $86. Get it?
RB October 26, 2012 at 01:49 AM
Classless? No, that would be continuing to support Richard Mourdock. More for women to consider. Planned Parenthood provides healthcare to thousands of women. "I think I've said time and again that I'm a pro-life candidate and I'll be a pro-life president. The actions I'll take immediately is to remove funding for Planned Parenthood." Mitt
Bringin' Down Briarwood October 26, 2012 at 10:03 PM
I'm trying to decide if it's too hypocritical of an anonymous poster like me to ask how somebody could care so little about their own credibility. But then again, the devil is in the details - something ol' Nance fails to understand in many of her little "considerations." I'm more concerned about facts, truth and ideas. It's forever obvious that ol' Nance is only concerned about her agenda. Facts, shmacts, right, Nance? To my conservative bruthas: can you guys (yes, i know there's no weekly meeting about this) get somebody for this publication who wants to make some reasonable arguments without the constant, mindless spin and abuse of the truth? It's really not that difficult - especially considering the last four years. This garbage insults all of us and wastes our time, no matter who you're voting for.
Walter White October 26, 2012 at 10:35 PM
I'm about as liberal as it gets and even I don't think conservatives are this stupid.
Bringin' Down Briarwood October 27, 2012 at 05:15 AM
That's what I'm trying to say, Walter. I don't think reasonable conservatives would agree with this garbage. The anti-Obama/new start argument is pretty easy in a reasonable discussion. We may not agree, but it can be better than this. It's self-serving propaganda like this that has turned discourse and governing in this country into what it is.
Bringin' Down Briarwood October 27, 2012 at 05:31 AM
HEY STEVE!!! I'm always trying to come up with solutions to pieces like this. And I know you get a lot of them. I also know the Patch needs its clicks to exist, so doing away with them is not really an option. I'm not sure always providing the pro/con or liberal/conservative view does anything but fan the flame. How about a Patch non-partisan fact checker for all these agenda-pushing editorials? And that would include articles that are essentially advertising submitted by sitting politicians. I think it would hold writers to higher standard. It would improve your click rate. It would provide a strong service to readers. Even for topics such as the 113 referendum, a fact check column would help prevent people from abusing your service. As it is, agenda-inspired editorials such as Nancy's Geritol-induced ramblings offer readers very little.
D'skidoc October 27, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Yes McC, they do want to ban contraceptives. Do you even know what "personhood" bills are about? nb Free access to contraceptives has been proven to REDUCE abortions. These idealogues (sp) don't care who gets hurt, they just want their personal view to become the law of the land.
Mara Meyer October 27, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Touche' BDB!
McCloud October 28, 2012 at 12:14 AM
How about you get used to the idea of another Tea Party wave, like 2010. If you were so concerned about fact checking, you'd be part of the wave. With record unemployment, poverty rates, food stamps, massive debt, Fast and Furious, Bengazzi, you'd rather talk about some fictional opinion about banning contraceptives. When Romney wins, you can buy them at Walgreens, not on my dime.
RB October 28, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Gallop Poll: more Americans consider themselves strong opponents of the Tea Party than strong supporters. Joe Walsh is down by 10 points, Mr. Dold would like to hide the fact he had Tea Party support in first election. Wave? No, but I will smile!
Bringin' Down Briarwood October 28, 2012 at 05:26 AM
I could completely embrace another party if it wasn't so completely obvious that it's simply one of the two parties in drag. A nice dress and high-end shoes can't cover the bad makeup and stubble on that dude. Please thanks for the rah-rah speech anyhow.
McCloud October 28, 2012 at 11:44 AM
That probably explains the record sweep in 2010 election. You keep telling yourself that.
D'skidoc October 28, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Waves come in....waves go out. Latest study showing that the super rich get super richer w/ republican congress, but not related to the party of the chief executive. Other factors involved, but if you want the whole country to have a better chance of economic growth, rather than just those with the bucks already, then generic democrats are your best bet, at least in congress.
Lake Forest resident October 31, 2012 at 01:28 PM
I was fortunate enough to finally become a US Citizen in 2008. It took me 10 years to finally become a citizen of this country of opportunity. For those on the right and left that continue to bicker, you really don't know how good you have it here. Whether Obama wins, or Romney wins, there are still opportunities for those who are willing to bust their butts to make well for themselves. It's in your own hands. Stop blaming Romney, Bush, Obama, or Clinton. I've been living in the US under 3 different presidents working my ass off to finally get to where I'm at. Be thankful you get to vote, be thankful you get to live and raise your kids here, stop drinking the kool-aid, and show some class/respect.


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