Mitt Romney and Republicans: We Are Counting On Those Americans Who Believe In Freedumb...

Romney and the GOP: The Push For Freedumb

Mitt Romney had a great debate, if lying to America is the criteria used when judging debate performances. Romney says he believes in freedom and that is wonderful, however, Romney and many Republicans have pivoted away from traditional freedom. To them, it is now freedumb that they believe in. Mother Jones recently reported on a poll done by Public Policy Polling. In the poll, Ohio Republicans were asked, "Who was more responsible for killing Osama Bin Laden? Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?"

15% answered Mitt Romney and a full 38% were not sure. Freedumb voters...

Both Romney and his party are praying that millions of Americans are either stupid, ignorant or both, and that poll suggests that they may be right. Maybe most of America has not heard or seen what Romney, Ryan and the Republican party have been pushing as their philosophy, their freedumb agenda for the last few years. The freedumb agenda has run the gamut of blocking the vote to selling the "You're on your own in this country" way of thinking, all the way to only "forcible rape" is rape. Yes, they have even tried to redefine rape.

Romney has lied since the beginning of his campaign. He changes his views as often as he changes his clothes. Romney tailors his messages to fit his target audience.

  • When speaking to $50,000 a dinner donors, Romney went on and on about the 47% of America whom he believes are takers, not makers, the leeches living off the government because they pay no federal income tax. He went further to say he won't worry about them.

BUT,

  • When speaking to the American people in the middle of the debate, he shed the old skin and insisted that he cared deeply about ALL Americans. He cares DEEPLY. So deeply in fact, that he now just wants to help the middle class and the poor. During the debate, he said that the rich are doing just fine; they don't need his help.

Romney had to say that. When first confronted about the tapes, he told reporters that he had stated it "inelegantly", but went further to insist that he stood by his statements. But then something happened. Romney and his camp saw that these damning tapes were splashed across every newspaper and every TV station in the country. His numbers plummeted, so Romney has been forced to come out and apologize for the 47% comments. Surprised that Romney is saying he is sorry? The only thing that Romney is sorry for is that he got caught. Paul Ryan, Romney's running mate, may be unaware of the apology, because a couple of days ago he said that 30% of the country wants a welfare state. He went on to talk about takers, not makers. What a hypocrite! Under Ryan's own definition, he is a taker. He used Social Security survivor's benefits to get through college...

Romney has spent the last 18 months denigrating the poor, the unemployed, minorities, students, anyone who has needed food assistance, while at the same time pushing for huge tax breaks for the wealthy, and now, in the month prior to the election, America is to believe that Romney went to rehab? Right! Romney Rehab!

What Other Lies Will Romney's Freedumb Voters Believe?

Let's get some of the many other debate lies out of the way. Barbara Morrill, in a Daily Kos article titled "Mitt Romney, Lying To Victory" provides the bullet points. I have provided what is written in italics.

Romney lied:

  • When he claimed that "pre-existing conditions are covered under my plan." They are not. The Romney campaign itself, disavowed Romney's claim the night of the debate.
  • When he said that President Obama had cut Medicare by $716 billion to pay for Obamacare. Obama didn't. Obamacare took $716 billion, but not one dime of that came from care for seniors . Obamacare, instead, stopped the $1000 per year per person BONUSES paid to private health insurers who run Medicare Advantage programs. Yes, the government has been paying bonuses to private companies. Obamacare ends the bonuses. Some of the $716 billion went to provide free preventative care for seniors enrolled in Medicare. Still more went to close the doughnut hole and that closure has already saved seniors hundreds of millions of dollars in just the last year. Some of the money went to provide additional funding to Medicaid for seniors. Ever heard of Medi-Medi? Look it up! The rest is to come from cuts in Medicare reimbursement to providers.
  • When he denied proposing a $5 trillion tax cut. He did. Romney has. proposed that tax rates be cut by 20% across the board and that by cutting out loopholes, credits and deductions, the tax cut will remain deficit neutral and will not raise taxes for those who are middle class. Most middle class voters rely on 3 specific deductions to lower their tax burden. They are: the deduction for home mortgage interest, the deduction for state and local taxes and the charitable contribution deduction. Most taxpayers who are not quite middle class wage earners depend on tax credits to lower their tax liability. Those are, among others: the earned income tax credit and the child tax credit, the child and dependent care tax credit, the additional child tax credit, credits for the elderly and disabled and the education credit. The Tax Policy Center, a non-partisan group, analyzed the proposed 20% tax cut and determined that the only way that Romney's plan could remain deficit neutral was by cutting these deductions and credits. Even though the rates would be lower, the burden (the amount one pays) would be higher for middle and lower income wage earners, but that wealthier wage earners would see their tax burden go down substantially. Because Romney and Ryan plan to eliminate the capital gains tax, Romney's own tax burden would be close to zero.
  • When he said President Obama had "added almost as much to the federal debt as all the prior presidents combined. Not even close.
  • When he resurrected "death panels". That was called " one of the biggest whoppers of the night. Romney's assertion was that the IPAB would tell doctors what they could and could not give their patients in the way of treatment and that this board would deny care on a whim. The IPAB is NOT empowered to do this and Romney knows it...
  • When he stated that half the green energy companies given stimulus funds had failed. Only if three out of nearly three dozen is half. Maybe this outright lie is due to Romney's challenged math ability. Apparently, Romney believes that 3 = 36.

For Ms. Morrill's complete article with sources, go to: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/04/1139793/-Mitt-Romney-Lying-to-victory?detail=email

Vouchers Instead Of Medicare Is SO Good, No Current Seniors Get To Have It

Romney and Ryan are truly selfish. Their plan to turn Medicare into a voucher program estimated to cost seniors an additional $6000 per year is so terrific that current seniors and those 55 and older aren't going to even be given the opportunity to enjoy it.

Come on, freedumb voters! Romney and Ryan know that if they promise current seniors the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Medicare voucher proposal (which every Republican has supported and already voted for), that Romney, Ryan and every Republican on the Hill would have to move to another country. Seniors would run them, not only out of town, but beyond our borders. They would all have to move to the Caymans and live where Romney's money resides.

But understand, freedumb voters, that once elected, all bets are off. All current seniors may get to enjoy voucherized Medicare. Romney will just explain it by saying that while campaigning, he and Ryan were "inelegant" when explaining their plan.

Romney's Stint In Rehab

So, Romney's been in rehab. Anyone paying attention to the campaign up until this point realizes that Romney has, in the last few days, tried to pivot away from his "severely conservative" policy proposals. It's all part of rehab. Now, instead of firing people, he wants to help find jobs for all Americans. Now, instead of wanting to get rid of those "job-killing" regulations, he says regulation is necessary. Next he may even say he supports equal pay for women, freedom of choice for women, gay marriage, medical care for the indigent, food assistance for the poor and even saving the auto industry. He might decide to support the "Dream Act for Students" or any number of other ideas that he has been "severely" opposed to throughout the course of this campaign.

And Romney is betting that freedumb voters will win the election for him...

For Doc, With Info Provided By Fox's Own, Neil Cavuto

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BloodRedPen profile image

BloodRedPen 4 years ago

I realize this is just an opinion piece. But it needs a fact check too. It is my opinion and hope that the american voter is much more informed than you imply.


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lrc7815 4 years ago from Central Virginia

Wow...what a piece of work this is. You said a mouthful and I agree with every word. I would pit you against Wayne Brown for a debate in a minute. Anyone who believes anything or everything that Romney says is a "sheeple" as one of my friends calls them (people who follow blindly). This hub should be submitted to the major news organizations. I'm tweeting it, sharing it, and pinning it. Voted up and awesome.


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Hi, BloodRedPen,

I am pleased to make your acquaintance. I, also, hope that the American voter is informed...

Good morning, lrc7815,

Thank you for your kind words. I finally mustered enough energy to write something that I had hoped would have some substance. Thank you also for sharing this with others!


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GNelson 4 years ago from Florida

Romney has flip-flopped on so many issues that he stands for nothing.


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Dear GNelson,

I agree completely!


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Alternative Prime 4 years ago from > California

Before the first debate, the majority of Americans already had a crystal clear understanding of exactly what kind of immoral and possibly even criminal con man Romney was from his checkered past at chop shop Bain Capitol where he and cohorts unconscionably dismantled companies and fired hard working individuals solely for profit, and then, stashed the cash in foreign accounts to evade taxes and circumvent United States law. Hence, the magnificent lead in the polls by "Turn Around Expert in Chief" President Obama which after slight anomalous movement, should be maintained and expanded upon in the coming days subsequent to the "Circus of Lies" Romney subjected viewers to -

Those few Americans who were unaware of Romney's uncontrollable propensities and utter obsession as a compulsive, reflexive, habitual liar for political and financial gain, now understand why he is a more fitting prison inmate and not necessarily fit for the presidency - Although I'm considered and expert in Political Analysis and have seen all, even I was stunned at Romney's total disregard for, or inability to tell the truth to the American people for one purpose only, to gain power and strip senior citizens and the working class in a pre-meditated attempt to shift massive treasure chests of our wealth to a select few of his rich cohorts -

Yes, all politicians "spin" to his/her favor, or make mistakes along the campaign trail, however, if Romney were under oath from the very beginning of his "Corporate Welfare Tour" he would have been indicted, tried, and subjected to a life sentence months ago for gross negligence and egregious acts of intentional perjury -

Nice Entry Jillian & Well Researched -


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Hard to swallow that humble pie is it Jillian?

The Frog


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mperrottet 4 years ago from Pennsauken, NJ

I wish that voters would become more informed. Perhaps this well documented article will help. Voted up, useful and interesting.


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Dear mperrottet,

I hope that all voters become educated, not just about the issues, but about all of the candidates for whom they will have the opportunity to cast a vote, Congress as well as President. It is quite an awesome responsibility.

Dear Frog Prince,

I will gladly admit that I was disappointed with our President's performance at the debate, but I was equally shocked at how Romney had morphed once again into a stranger that we all just met.

Dear Alternative Prime,

I just finished reading your comprehensive and masterfully written article about Progressive Democrats and Conservative Regressive Republicans. Thank you for taking the time to read my article and comment so eloquently!


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Etherealenigma 4 years ago from Florida

I'm not really into the whole political thing, but I'm sorry...Romney is just not the man. He is clearly a typical dye-cast republican who has no thought for anyone that is outside of his financial level. I thought this was a good read. I'm pinning it.


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cathylynn99 4 years ago from northeastern US

romney is owned by karl rove, bush's brain, and up to all sorts of no good. jillian, i highly recommend reading "boss rove". there's more at stake than i thought, our very democracy.


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wnye71 4 years ago from West Sussex

I honestly can't even contemplate why anyone would even consider voting republican. To the rest of the western world their outdated views are so backward, its actually reminiscent of a 2/3rd world country.


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Denmarkguy 4 years ago from Port Townsend

Whenever someone slightly buffoonish (like Romney) seems to be pushed forward towards office, I always tend to go looking for the driving force doing the "pushing." Who are the puppet masters who want this particular puppet on the throne? They are the ones I want to shine a light on... just like "Bush's Brain," Karl Rove...


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wmhoward4 4 years ago from Baltimore Maryland (USA)

There appears to be a lot of stereotyping and talking points in this hub and most of the comments. Please check the facts and give some real sources.


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cathylynn99 4 years ago from northeastern US

denmark guy,

it isn't "like karl rove". it actually is karl rove all over again. please, please, please read "boss rove". it's worse than you think.


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wmhoward4 4 years ago from Baltimore Maryland (USA)

"Freedumb?" This is just another example of someone calling those who disagree stupid. Many intelligent people have different views.

Are you really smarter than anyone who does not share your opinion?


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cathylynn99 4 years ago from northeastern US

wmhoward4,

liberals do tend to be better educated. romney lies so much because he knows he can pull the wool over on many. those are the freedumbers that jillian is talking about. any lower or middle classer who thinks they'll be better off under romney hasn't been paying attention to ANY history or to what romney says.


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Thanks, Doc!

My computer has been out of commission for a little over a week...

Romney is pulling the wool over on low information voters. That, coupled with a nationwide GOP effort to block and suppress the vote is very frightening to those of us who have been paying attention.


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Mom Kat 4 years ago from USA

Great hub Jillian! I think you did a fantastic job & I agree with you. What scared me is how many Americans are actually falling for his act... sign, I had hoped our nation as a whole would be too smart for "Freedumb" campaigns by now... Love the title by the way, very clever :)


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wmhoward4 4 years ago from Baltimore Maryland (USA)

Cathylynn99 "Liberals tend to be more educated" another assumption w/little proof. If you do find some study with college degrees as proof you will still not be able to prove it. I had a lot of clueless PHDs in both college and grad school. I also know many people who went to community colleges who are very aware of this world and successful. I work in a part of Baltimore where a significant number of high school drop outs exist. Guess what? None of them are voting for Republicans. Maybe it makes you feel good to say that those who disagree are mentally inferior to you, but you are fooling yourself.


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cathylynn99 4 years ago from northeastern US

the fact that liberals tend to be better educated is generally accepted and decried by fox news and prominent republicans. we're made fun of as the intellectual, out of touch, elite. now, when it suits you, you disagree.

there are two kinds of republicans - greedy power-mad rich people and the people fooled by greedy power-mad rich people.


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BloodRedPen 4 years ago

Ever notice - Liberals (when they get angry) show a mix of hate and envy. I can't fathom how those two emotions go together. But libs do it well.


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Funny thing, BloodRedPen,

Every piece of threatening hate mail that I receive (keep it comin'- I do love p***ing you off!) has come from right wing extremists.

I see nothing in this post that exhibits a mix of "hate and envy".


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wmhoward4 4 years ago from Baltimore Maryland (USA)

cathylynnn99 "Generally accepted" by who? At one time a flat earth was "generally accepted" and that turned out to be wrong. Today, the left tries to call man made global warming generally accepted and anyone who knows about solar weather knows this is wrong. How can you tell me liberals are smarter and then give me that "generally accepted" fallacy?

Try using "generally accepted" as empirical evidence on an academic paper and see what happens. Instead, one should look at the concepts of multiple intelligence, socioeconomic variables effected by cultural over-rides and events in history. Lending to this conceptual framework, many WWII vets quit school either to help their families out of the Great Depression or fight in the war. Therefore, in say 1948 the majority of these gentleman appear uneducated with conservative views. (A fallacy) However, the GI bill allowed many of these men to get an education. Ten years later, same values but more education. But, by 1968, their spoiled kids began to tune in turn on and drop out. Once the acid wore off, they got their degrees and wander about many faculties with little new or useful to contribute. The students who went on to build businesses, families, and communities get little respect from the idle left.


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

@wmhoward4,

Clearly, your view that global warming is a fallacy suggests "flat-earth" beliefs. What? Heat doesn't melt ice?

Suggest you read this article from National Geographic----just for fun---research by one (which, of course, is not definitive, but fun, nevertheless) researcher that states that people with higher IQ's tend to be liberals...That should put a spring in your step!

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2010/03/10...


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BloodRedPen 4 years ago

Since you said - Global Warming - Look new data - Arctic melt but Antarctic is growing - I guess that means some sort of planetary cycle (Even with my inferior conservative IQ) - http://digitaljournal.com/article/334803 - NOTE: All said with humor :)


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

The article continues to say, "One of the curious features of the latest set of data is that Antarctic sea ice has seen a record expansion. According to NSIDC the reasons for this are ‘complex and surprising’ but are inextricably linked to global climate change."


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cathylynn99 4 years ago from northeastern US

i'm happy with my life. i don't envy anyone. i am, however, quite frightened of what this country will be turned into if rove/romney/ryan are elected. i do despise karl rove, who wants to turn the world's greatest democracy into his personal playtoy. don't argue until you've read "boss rove" by craig unger.


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cathylynn99 4 years ago from northeastern US

jillian,

i just noticed "you're so bain". it's great. i've posted it on facebook. thanks.


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

I love it, too, Doc! I have started reading "Boss Rove". Wow! Thought I knew alot about Bush's Brain, but I didn't. He is vile! Rove, aligned with Team Rape (Romney, Ryan, Republicans)- even more frightening than I originally thought...


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cathylynn99 4 years ago from northeastern US

the ten states with the highest percentage of folks with bachelors degrees went for obama. nine of the ten states with the lowest rate of folks with bachelors degrees went for romney.


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

I read that today, Doc! I guess you can rest your case!

America won Tuesday night, and it has been more than joyful to watch Boss Rove lose hundreds of millions of dollars and sound like a fool explaining himself. Hopefully, the lack of return on that money will send him packing.

On second thought, maybe the donors to his and the other dark money PAC's will continue to throw their money away. Helps the economy!


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

Doc,

I added a chart that illustrates your point.


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cathylynn99 4 years ago from northeastern US

british study links conservatism and racism to lower IQ:

http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2012/01/04/09...


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Jillian Barclay 4 years ago from California, USA Author

I love you, Doc!

You always make me smile! Did you see the chart I added to the article?


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cathylynn99 4 years ago from northeastern US

yup, thanks, jillian.

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