America Votes 2012

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  1. Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image60
    Jo_Goldsmith11posted 12 years ago

    I have been watching the latest on the Republican show down for the upcoming primary. I am unsure as to why we still are getting the same of what put us in the mess we find ourselves in now. Could it be, that Newt or Mitt really want to completly destroy us? Santorum, I have knowledge of when he was a Senator in my home state. I wasn't impressed by what he did then, and I am not impressed with him now. These super Pacs don't care about anything except throwing money away. We as Americans need an American Super Pac. We will choose the best person for our commander in Chief. I hope that each of us will realize, that we need to *change* our thinking before we can *change* who we vote into the white house.

    Please tell me your thoughts. I will delete any hate or disprect to anyone's free right to speak their minds. If you disagree, that's fine. Please do so respectfully! Be an American with HONOR when you write your comments! Thank you..

    1. tom hellert profile image60
      tom hellertposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      jo- et al,
      in all honesty i cannot believe after what we have seen the last 3+ years anyone would vote for that man in the Whitehouse-im anyones recollection there HAS NEVER been a more corrupt inept president- dirty tactics to bass obama care- "DEEMING " it passed? If the GOP did tht The dems would have cried like abies until the end of the year and then some.
      Barry takes credit for the work started by Bush with Osama, yes the same gut who was against the war -
      and has been  helping to hamstring our Troops since-Chicago 2002-he opposes the war. Then he supported it when Saddam went down.. October 06 war and surge will fail 1--2206 against 7-18-07 for. hhhmmm what was different oh yea in 07 he was running for prsident-NO WONDER...11-11-07 he is again against it as he needs to shoe up is political basr ok so he's a lying politician- no big deal...what else is new.2-1-08 violence is up-so war is bad...6&7-of 08- he is taking credit for the war he opposed was for and opposed...ok so he's an opportunistic flip flopper=politician.All politicians are so dont hold him up as some pious beyond reproach figure.
      Thats just his stance on the war and taking credit for something he never should have
      As for who brought in that era of dispicable politiucal action- I guess you folks forgot how Bush was besmirched attacked disparaged and impuned for 8 years- BOy how soon the left forgets their actions-
      Poor W the Democrat house of cards finally fell when 9-11 happened and the ponzie scheme started under clinton in the housing mortage industry hit the breaking point- But no one remembers how Billy and the Dems made banks loan money to those who "COULD NOT AFFORD IT" so blame all you want on BUSH and you on the left will but OBama has done nothing to help the economy- All the bad green jobs loans where half or more of the money just Poof vanished. Why is he stopping the creation of 1000's of jobs? build the pipeline cut dependance on overseas oil why? give me one good reason why? #1ok ideology for one he owes the ENV wackos #2 and #3 you at build a candidacy on class warfare if you dont push people dowm-. There has only been two things - both minor he has done to actually help the country and Obamacare is not one of them-
      Obamacare will destroy the best medical system in the world...

    2. Ralph Deeds profile image65
      Ralph Deedsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Sports fan in the White House.

  2. lovemychris profile image74
    lovemychrisposted 12 years ago

    I can't understand it's like a mass hypnosis or something.

    But at least, if the Republicans win, we have no compulsion to respect the outcome, as they never did respect 2008.

    They have ushered in a new era of politics.

    The Get-My-Way-Or-Nothing way of doing business.

    Fine. Goose meet Gander.

  3. Pcunix profile image90
    Pcunixposted 12 years ago

    You will delete???

    How are you going to do that?

    I'll be holding my nose and voting for Obama.  Not because I think Romney would actually be any different, but because the GOP nut-case fringe already has too much power and a Republican POTUS would only add to that.

    1. habee profile image93
      habeeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      If Newt gets the nod, you may never have to worry about another R in the Oval Office. I predict that he'll take down many R senators and representatives. Not all center-right folks are in love with the Grinch, and I imagine that many indies feel the same about him as I do. If the GOP chooses Newt, I will no longer be a registered R.

      1. Pcunix profile image90
        Pcunixposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Well, I have long been of the opinion that the Democrats would have helped themselves and this country if they'd let McCain/Palin take the Presidency.

        Of course we'd be in really horrible straits right now, but it would have guaranteed Republican insignificance for decades after.

    2. mom101 profile image60
      mom101posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Did anyone hear the state of the union address? He aint even concerned with the poor people.

      Hey, its the poor that keep the country goin.

      Many   most   majority  of households make less than 20000 a year. Yet, they spend money that is needed run their households.

      Here is an old saying, the more you sell the more you make.  Flip it. It will tell both sides of the story.

      A no brainer.

      1. Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image60
        Jo_Goldsmith11posted 12 years agoin reply to this


        I actually did watch the State of the Union address. I liked how he called upon *All Americans* to act and behave as a *team* the way the brave military men and women do. He talked about creating jobs through infrastructure. We need better roads, our bridges need fixed. He talked about innovative ideas. You are an innovator! You are a writer. Writing is a talent that can lead to sucessful careers. We need more thoughts from people who have different points of view. Thank you for listening! smile  Take care..

        1. mio cid profile image59
          mio cidposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          a few months ago the republicans were already celebrating taking the presidency,the senate and gaining more seats in the house being that the democrats' campaign would be:we're not doing that good but the republicans would be worse,which doesn't seem to make for a strong campaign,after a couple of months watching the republican candidates engage in character assassination and one of the dirtiest primaries in history, as well as having a field of mediocre at best candidates,the future is looking a lot brighter for the dems.if you add to this that now the campaign seems to be :we're on the right track,we are coming out of the recession we inherited from the last republican administration, do we want to go back to that?regardless of what the republicans may argue against this it is a strong argument.we are still too far from the election and many things can happen that can change this entirely, but one thing is for sure, the republicans were measuring the drapes way too early

        2. mom101 profile image60
          mom101posted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Jo you are correct. There are so many people who are blessed with talents of all kinds.
          Wouldn't it be wonderful if they could use those talents to make their living?
          A friend of mine can draw like nothing else. Beautiful. Here is the problem. GREED. GREED  GREED.
          Let's play this out a little. Let's say Sam draws for Katie who runs a decor shop. Soon she increases her order to triple what sam can keep up with, so sam hires 2 more artist to meet the need.  Now, where does it go from here? My point is, it seems as if uncle sam only wants us to have so much. Small businesses, have you ever ran one? If not, here is a sample. I have. It was successful. Until, the gov kept on putting more and more restrictions on this and that and eventually,  those restrictions forced the majority of  my clients to close their doors.

          Face it Jo, corporations run this country. WHOEVER they appoint to be leader of this country more than likely will READ  scripts written by them. Least wise, that is my opinion.

          It may or may not be correct. I have been trying hard and I mean hard to disprove it. 

          I am afraid we have waited too long to do anything about things now.

          1. Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image60
            Jo_Goldsmith11posted 12 years agoin reply to this


            Well, I am trying to get my publishing company up and running. I have yet to relish in the excitement of *upgrading* or expanding. I can appreciate what you are saying, however. What if? Every small business person wrote out a fair and just proposal of what their needs are and then send this to every lawmaker? The small business is what helps the economy. The corporations need to be reigned in , I agree! There should be provisions and tax breaks for small business that hires at least 5 employees per quarter. This will allow 5 more people to help Katie! They will have a job, pay into their social security and will not need government food stamps.

            I am working on a powerful presentation that I will be posting soon. I have a little more research to do, but I think, I hope! My information will help to inspire someone to go out of their comfort zone, and try to gather support and make it a bill. You know, we as citizens can write bills. Well, at least an outline for one. Then why not lobby to see that it is made into law.

            We will stay repressed as long as we choose to remain silent! Good comment! thank you mom101! smile

  4. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 12 years ago

    I think the amount of money spent on campaigning is obscene! And that includes the GOP and Obama. Think of all the good that money could do elsewhere. This is why an average American can't run successfully for POTUS. ALL our candidates are bought and paid for.

    1. mom101 profile image60
      mom101posted 12 years agoin reply to this


      I just wonder, where does the money come from and where is it spent?

    2. Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image60
      Jo_Goldsmith11posted 12 years agoin reply to this


      You know, there is a thing called open records. I don't understand why the American people can't  see who these *Super Pac* folks are? Some have made their presence known. I will use Newt's financial backer..Sheldon Adelson.  He is a son of Eastern European Jewish immigrants, and he supports Israel. He is a self proclaimed "self made billionaire".

      The scary thing is this, he is supporting someone with poor values like Newt and believes that gambling and bringing business to the casinos is the best money maker. Why do we not ask, maybe *demand* that he pay for his fair share?  This is why the protests are going on. The 99 % has more backing if they just stop and realize that most if not all of what we have tried and did already. This isn't working! Hellllo White house, Congress and Senate...we need a new direction! smile

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    oldandwiseposted 12 years ago

    I think if the GOP voters can do a do over they would! They would try to find candidates that hold their values, instead of the endless wallet of money to buy the position of POTUS. Not to mention the attack ads and enormous amounts of money being spent by the PACS. One has to wonder, if the PACs are giving all this money, just what are they getting in return from both parties? And what they are getting, is it going to help average Americans? Huntsman could have had a chance had he put his money up as Romney did. Santorum might have had a chance if he could get the PAC money. Even Ron Paul could be doing better if he could get some of this money. SO ask yourself, do we want a GOP candidate representing us, who bought the position of POTUS? Or do we change direction and vote on the issues and pick the right person, whoever that might be? To say government doesn't create jobs makes me think also. These politicians, who supposedly represent us, all work at jobs created by the government. As do their retirement checks come from the tax payers as well.

  6. Wizard Of Whimsy profile image62
    Wizard Of Whimsyposted 12 years ago

    As is my habit, I find images and cartoonists can sometimes get to the heart of the matter faster than a morass of lies can communicate.

    1. Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image60
      Jo_Goldsmith11posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hello everyone!

      I first would like to thank each of you for all the great comments! I love the Cartoons too! smile  I have been following the GOP debates and I must say. I am a little concerned. Mitt has spent more of his PAC money than his own money. He is a billionaire! And yet, he thinks that by having others give him their money to help him get elected, he is *creating jobs* !  This is absured!

      Obama has his faults. However, I like the idea that my children who are in college can stay on my health insurance until they are 26 years old. I like the idea that he tries to get a plan together to start Americans working on our infrastructure. I still don't understand where the parties of GOP and Dems originally started. I remember from history that there use to be a group called the Wigs and the federalist party.  Newt was disgraced and left over his behaviors. He shows no Moral sense of responsiblty for his family. Ron Paul is just a breath of fresh air, but his ideas are pretty terrifying. The whole point is this...we need jobs, health care and we don't need our states we live in to become more of *police* states with Big brother video recording your every move. The President has some great ideas. The GOP are hung up because God forbid a African American leader would do a better job than any other president. I think it still is the *race card* being played out. The Clinton era ushered in the ability for families to be torn apart by allowing individual states to take charge of the families who struggle to keep their childen, while trying to find decent work.

      In all of history, I think the BEST Presidents were Lincoln, Truman, and FDR!

      1. mom101 profile image60
        mom101posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Do what???

  7. Robephiles profile image92
    Robephilesposted 12 years ago

    Does anybody remember McCain's RNC speech after he got the nomination.  It was about how the Republican party had "lost its way."  He got flack for it then but it was the smart thing to do.  Bush had run the country off the cliff.  Now Gingrich and Romney are running to the right of Bush.  The American people have short memories but not that short.  A republican could have won this election had they decided to rethink the platform but I personally think as it goes on Obama will start taking a bigger lead and he might win easily.  Even Romney has messed up too much already.  He has at least ten things to hit him with in the general that would hurt a candidate by themselves.

  8. profile image0
    Sooner28posted 12 years ago

    Jo, I think the current Republican field is infested with corporate shills.  These people are not in favor of doing anything productive except to make themselves or the rich richer, and even in some cases (such as Santorum) restricting reproductive rights for women and gay rights for homosexuals.  The Republican party is going through a transition period right now trying to find itself.  The bigotry that worked so well in the past is becoming less and less viable as a future strategy. 

    Eventually, the Republicans will catch up with the 21st century, and stop supporting failed policies.  But until then, Americans just have to wait for the circus to end.


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