Posted by Hill B, a resident of the Atherton: West Atherton neighborhood, on Jan 13, 2012 at 9:48 am
I guess we now know the tenor of this election:
Obama: 'Free enterprise isn't running for president, Mitt Romney is'
"Romney closed over a thousand plants, stores and offices, and cut employee wages, benefits and pensions. He laid off American workers and outsourced their jobs to other countries. And he and his partners made hundreds of millions of dollars while taking companies to bankruptcy.
Although some of the businesses in which he took a stake undoubtedly added jobs, neither Romney’s campaign nor any independent fact checker has supported his claim of producing a net increase of 100,000 American jobs – or even anything close to it.
That is Romney’s record. His overwrought response to questions about it has been to insist that any criticism of his business record is an assault on “free enterprise” itself.
But this is just an attempt to evade legitimate scrutiny of the record on which he says he’s running. “Free enterprise” isn’t running for President, Mitt Romney is.
Between now and November the American people will decide whether to respond to this crisis by electing a corporate raider who profited from – and promises to restore – the conditions that caused it, or re-electing a President fighting to level the playing field for American businesses, restore fairness for consumers and help the middle class reclaim a sense of economic security that will benefit the entire economy. That’s what’s on trial, not “free enterprise.”"
Romney is the wrong guy, I don't care what Rush says... we need a better candidate.
Posted by RJ Perl, a resident of the Menlo Park: other neighborhood, on Jan 15, 2012 at 11:12 am
Bain buys Clear Channel so they own Rush for Mitt's benefit, proceed to lay off thousands.
Sums it up.
Mitt is what is wrong with America today. Listen to the Occupiers about it.
Or listen to Newt Gingrich:
"“Is capitalism really about the ability of a handful of rich people to manipulate the lives of thousands of other people and walk off with the money, or is that somehow a little bit of a flawed system?” Gingrich told reporters after a visit to an electric company here. “I do draw a distinction between looting a company, leaving behind broken families and broken neighborhoods, and leaving behind a factory that should be there,” he said."
Posted by Jeanette, a resident of the Menlo Park: Sharon Heights neighborhood, on Jan 20, 2012 at 3:00 pm
“Is capitalism really about the ability of a handful of rich people to manipulate the lives of thousands of other people and walk off with the money, or is that somehow a little bit of a flawed system?”
Quite the socialist, ol' Newtie.
Maybe that's the way a mind leans after open marriages, and the hypocrisy that envelopes Newt.
Posted by It's all relative, a resident of the Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park neighborhood, on Jan 20, 2012 at 3:49 pm
Newtie also said “I do draw a distinction between looting a company, leaving behind broken families and broken neighborhoods, and leaving behind a factory that should be there,” he said."
When you look at their record, you realize that distinctions people like Newt make in the realm of right and wrong pertain to WHO, not WHAT. For everyone else, actions leading to broken families are sins against the gospel of "family values." For him, well let's face it, it's an act of generosity to share himself -- a man of such uncommon virtue and wisdom -- with more than one woman.
Posted by RJ Perl, a resident of the Menlo Park: other neighborhood, on Jan 21, 2012 at 10:15 am
Newt "I hounded Clinton publicly about sex" Gingrich declares that private lives should remain private (now, at least, though not before.)
His 2nd wife told us that Newt told her she could stay if she agreed to an open marriage with Newt and Calista, his office worker. A couple things come to mind:
- the 2nd wife cheated with Newt on the 1st wife while she had cancer treatments in the hospital, so she knew what she was getting
- does this mean that Newt's current deal with Calista is an "open marriage"?
Back to SC - looks like Newt may pull it off today. If so, that means that Mr Inevitable (mitt)will have gone from 2-0 a week ago to 1 - 2 (the recount says he lost Iowa this week.)
The Rovian long knives are going to come out in Florida. There were already some patented Karl Rove dirty tricks this week, courtesy of the Romney campaign, similar to what Rove did to McCain in 2000 (the push-poll: "hey, did you know McCain has a black baby?") Web Link
Posted by Sung, a resident of the Atherton: Lloyden Park neighborhood, on Jan 22, 2012 at 12:01 pm
Let's see 12 years of tax returns, Mitt, just like your father did. Not a single year that occured during your 5th year of your presidential run, when you took a couple years to manipulate your income sources to make it more palatable to working Republican families.
Posted by srini, a resident of another community, on Jan 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm srini is a member (registered user) of Almanac Online
Sung--You bet it is. The libs biggest shareholder....er, supporter....is trying to buy out the conservative voice, by BUYING legislation to stifle conservative talk shows. Their message can't compete, nobody listens to them, can't get sponsors, so why not just jump up and down and scream "UNFAIR! I'll show you!" So he takes his billions to buy out radio networks, then make significant "donations" to his favorite libs, in return for their votes for the Fairness Doctrine (how ironically labeled by his puppets in congress and the media).