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Is the WP pushing for Romney?

  1. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 5 years ago

    The Washington Post seems to be encouraging GOP primary voters to support Romney. Not exactly a "right-wing rag," the Post endorsed Obama for POTUS. I found this article reasonable and pretty much on the mark.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ … story.html

    1. Quilligrapher profile image87
      Quilligrapherposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      A solid viewpoint.  Thanks for sharing the link.

  2. livelonger profile image89
    livelongerposted 5 years ago

    I think Romney and Huntsman are the least scary among the GOP options, speaking as a Democrat. Since the establishment is giving Romney his "turn", I think you'll eventually see the entire right-wing machine (Fox News, Wall Street Journal, etc.) start crapping all over the TP candidates like Perry and Bachmann fairly soon.

    1. Mighty Mom profile image92
      Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Meanwhile, we get to watch both of those candidates crap all over themselves.

  3. Cagsil profile image84
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Romney is useless. Just look at what he did to Mass. lol Put this idiot on a larger platform and you'll really screw up America even worse than Obama is now. Not that America has much further to go. lol Romney would just finish off what the last half dozen Presidents have done. lol

    1. Mighty Mom profile image92
      Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's right, Cags!!

      You lived through the Romney regime in the Great Commonwealth.
      HOW BAD WAS HE???

      Is there another GOP candidate you prefer???

      1. Cagsil profile image84
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        People were FORCED to buy healthcare. How bad do you think it is? My mother was forced to buy her own health insurance, due to the company she worked for for 30+ years decided to increase the requirement(# of hours worked) to get health insurance coverage.

        My mother was a full timer worker who cut down to part-time work. She worked just enough hours to qualify for insurance through work, until they raised the number of hours required to get it. Since she was unable to increase her hours, she was forced to buy health insurance, which is more expensive than what she was paying at work.

        At least, when she was paying for it via her paycheck, it didn't have to come in one-lump sums. Not to mention, since her cut back in hours, the gas bill and electric bill in our apartment has risen and to top that off, our rent has gone up twice in the last two years. So between the two of us, living in the same apartment, we are barely getting by. We barely have food in the apartment and are scraping to be able to grocery shop.

        I've seen an increasing number of homeless in my area, which was a pretty middle class neighborhood, when I moved in 20 years ago. Now, I've seen plenty of small businesses come and go. I've seen the crime rate in my area rise, constantly hearing police and fire trucks blaring, off to the races somewhere, which wasn't anything like in the past years I've lived here.

        It's ridiculous.

        1. Mighty Mom profile image92
          Mighty Momposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Wow, friend.
          I'm really sorry to hear that.
          Totally understand your frustration with how things are these days.
          Tougher all the way around -- at least for many of us.

          Your mom's story is EXACTLY the reason I do not like to see health insurance tied to employment. I am really shocked when I see conservatives who don't agree that having to pay employee health premiums (even when employees contribute) is a drag on the employer. Yes, it may serve as a recruiting tool, but smaller employers who don't have a lot of employees or who are just starting out are at a big disadvantage in purchasing health insurance.
          Not to mention the havoc wreaked by our high unemployment rate. People who used to rely on their employer-provided HC now are having to fend for themselves.
          It's not right.
          Wouldn't companies do better without the HC albatross around their necks??? roll

          I wish you well and hope your financial situation improves.

          1. Cagsil profile image84
            Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I'm presently working on it, with that which I do here on HP. I've not really gotten the hang of things with online writing, but am working on it.

            The only way my mother's financial situation can improve is if my financial situation improves, otherwise, it can only get worse. Worse, is homeless, which is the next step, if things don't improve.

      2. Cagsil profile image84
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I would prefer that every single upper level politician to be expelled from office, just out-right kicked out on their collective a$$...ALL of them.

        Then, I would prefer to see each state promote more reliable, newer people, who just watched as the people used their power to expel all others, so that they know, if things do not change, then change will come again.

        Presently, I'm not up-to-date on the Candidates of each party and with good reason, because I'm of the understanding that none of them are willing to break the status quo already in place, which is why ALL must go.

  4. Mighty Mom profile image92
    Mighty Momposted 5 years ago

    This is a very reasonable argument.
    Except the last line. I honestly can't imagine ANYONE -- even in the GOP -- LOVING Rick Perry! lol