Romney seems suspect

Response: Damn how ignant to say that Colin Powell is supporting “Our” current President just because he is Black. (Shaking My Damn Head!)

One way to gauge the judgment of a potential president is to look at who they listen to for advice. By that measure, Mitt Romney seems suspect.

Mitt should have called Nancy Reagan as a reference check on John Sununu, an arrogant bully, who was fired by a president who really hated firing people. Mr. Sununu has been largely absent from public life for 20 years, but Mitt Romney took him out of mothballs and installed him as co-chair of his campaign. His reward? Last night, Sununu said he thought Colin Powell’s second endorsement of Obama for a second time is based on racial affinity. Sununu quickly reversed field, but it will remain one of the more infamous statements of this campaign, although somewhat overwhelmed by the fog of the campaign’s frenzied final days. (More)

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Condoleezza Rice Agrees Obama Didn’t Lie About Libya (VIDEO)

Despite most conservatives blatantly politicizing the death of four citizens, including an ambassador, in Libya, Condoleezza Rice has broken from them in her appraisal of the situation. On Fox News, while being interviewed by Greta Van Susteren, she stated:

But when things are unfolding very, very quickly, it’s not always easy to know what is really going on on the ground. And to my mind, the really important questions here are about how information was collected. Did the various agencies really coordinate and share intelligence in the way that we had hoped, with the reforms that were made after 9/11? (More)

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“Poverty-fighting programs are not handouts

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“Poverty-fighting programs are not handouts — they are investments,” said Irwin Redlener, president of Children’s Health Fund. “Investments in the generation we expect to lead the continuing success of our country.” He went on to say, “Essential programs like the [Earned Income Tax Credit], the Child Tax Credit, the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit and the American Opportunity Tax Credit actually help fight poverty and help low-income working families make it to the middle class. But these programs appear to be on the Romney-Ryan chopping block.”

Paul Ryan Strikes Out On Poverty 

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REPUBLICAN HEALTHCARE HYPOCRISY!!

YOU’VE GOT TO BE PRETTY STUPID TO ALLOW REPUBLICANS TO STEAL YOUR TAX DOLLARS, GIVE IRAQ CITIZENS A FREE FOR LIFE UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE SYSTEM, AND UNDOCUMENTED ALIENS HEALTHCARE REIMBURSEMENT AND THEN FIGHT AGAINST YOUR OWN HEALTHCARE WHILE STILL PAYING FOR THEIRS!!

Let me ask all the negative folks commenting a question. Wasn’t it Fox news painting Healthcare reform as "Obamacare", and evil, when Republicans in the Bush administration did the same thing, but not for American citizens??? Republicans implemented free for life universal healthcare for every single Iraq citizen with our tax dollars, so if I’m going to pay for healthcare with my tax dollars, then allocate it towards a system for Americans. Where was your anger, your hatred, your bigotry, your outrage then???

REPUBLICAN HEALTHCARE HYPOCRISY!!

Let me ask this? Were you folks against so called big government, and so called socialized healthcare as angry when Republicans, along with President Bush, from "government" took, no stole your tax dollars and gave universal healthcare to undocumented aliens and every single Iraq citizen??? NO you were not!!!! If my tax dollars are going for healthcare it should be for mine!! The insurance companies have no choice its the law now.

Republicans spent $950 million for a free for life universal health care program for every Iraq citizen. Republicans in control of both bodies of Congress in 2003, had no problem taking $950 million of our tax dollars http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2003/12/images/20031215_p36588-01a-515h.html to implement free universal healthcare for all citizens in Iraq, http://georgewbush-whit ehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2003/12/20031215.html in Article 31 of their new constitution drafted by staff in the Bush administration. http://portal.unesco.org/ci/en/files/20704/11332732681iraqi _constitution_en.pdf/iraqi_constituti on_en.pdf

Republicans spent $549 billion for a Medicaid prescription drug program up to 2015 as estimated by the Bush administration, (that wasn’t paid for until President Obama was sworn into office, see J. below, in the Democrat’s detailed spending report), with new cost estimates of a total $1.2 trillion for the total package to 2015, of which $250 million was allocated to healthcare for undocumented immigrants in one of the provisions. Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act of 2003 – Pub.L. 108-173 http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-108publ173/content-detail.html and in Section 1101 is the provision for healthcare to undocumented aliens. Section 1011 of the MMA titled "Federal Reimbursememt of Emergency Health Services Furnished to Undocumented Aliens". Section 1011 Fact Sheet Federal Reimbursement of Emergency Health Services Furnished to Undocumented Aliens http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Edu cation/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/downloads/Sect1011_Web05-1 9-06.pdf

A Republican-led appropriations bill in 2001, passed by a GOP Congress and enacted by President Bush, included a mandate that federal employee health insurance plans include contraception and birth control coverage. The legislation cleared the Senate by a voice vote and passed the House 334-94, winning the votes of incumbent Republicans including House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (VA) as well as Sens. Rob Portman (OH), Lindsey Graham (SC), Roger Wicker (MS), Kirk and others. http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h107-2590

28 states already have had the mandate in place for the last 10+ years. http://www.guttmacher.org/statecenter/spibs/spib_ICC.pdf

The irony is now Republicans and their misinformed supporters, rant and rave, about the same things Republicans did, but not for them, while they demagouged Democrats and President Obama for the attempt to give all Americans healthcare. Hypocrites!!!!!!

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‎7 EMBASSIES WERE ATTACKED UNDER THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION!! 54 KILLED, 83 INJURED! WHERE WAS THE ANGER, AND THE OUTRAGE I’M SEEING NOW???

‎7 EMBASSIES WERE ATTACKED UNDER THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION!! 54 KILLED, 83 INJURED! WHERE WAS THE ANGER, AND THE OUTRAGE I’M SEEING NOW???

You bigoted idiots are so stupid!!!

Where was your anger when 7 embassies and consulates, count them slowly, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7, were attacked under the Bush administration, and he was apologizing for America, and hiding it from the press????

BUSH EMBASSIES ATTACKED

Casualties: U. S. Navy and Marine Corps Personnel Killed and Wounded in Wars, Conflicts, Terrorist Acts, and Other Hostile Incidents http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq56-1.htm

Political Violence Against Americans http://www.state.gov/m/ds/rls/rpt/19691.htm
1. Paris, France, Sept. 13, 2001: Four men were arrested in Rotterdam on conspiracy to plant a suicide bomber in the U.S. embassy in Paris. The NATO headquarters in Brussels was also targeted. The plot was discovered in July 2001, when a conspirator named Djamel Beghal was arrested in Dubai for passport fraud. He confessed after an interrogation. All the conspirators were part of a small satellite of Al Qaeda.

2. Karachi, Pakistan, June 14, 2002, Feb. 28, 2003, March 15, 2004, and March 2, 2006:The string of bombings and attempted bombings outside the U.S. consulate in Karachi were thought to be in retaliation for the War on Terror in Afghanistan, and later Iraq. The first bomb in June 2002 was a suicide bomber, who killed 12 and injured 51 people. In February 2003, a gunman killed 2 police officers and injured 5 others outside the consulate. In March 2004, an attempted bombing was stopped when police discovered 200 gallons of liquid explosives in the back of a truck. In March 2006, another suicide bomber killed 6 people outside a nearby Marriott Hotel.

3. Tashkent, Uzbekistan, July 30, 2004: The U.S. and Israeli embassies were targeted by suicide bombers. 2 security guards were killed.

4. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 6, 2004: Militants breached the outer wall of the U.S. consulate and began shooting, but did not enter the consulate. 5 civilians and the gunmen were killed. 10 people were wounded.

5. Damascus, Syria, Sept. 12, 2006: 3 gunmen were killed after they tossed grenades over the embassy’s outer wall and a car bomb exploded outside the embassy. 1 Syrian security guard and 1 Chinese diplomat also died.

6. Athens, Greece, Jan. 12, 2007: A rocket-propelled grenade was fired into the front of the U.S. embassy around 6 a.m. No one was killed or hurt. A Greek terrorist group called "Revolutionary Struggle" claimed responsibility.

7. Istanbul, Turkey, July 9, 2008: Kurdish Turks open fired around 11 a.m., killing 6 people and injuring 1. The three men had suspected Al Qaeda links, but this was never proven.

8. San’a, Yemen, Sept. 7, 2008: 19 people died and at least 16 were injured when a group of men disguised as police attacked the outer security rim of the U.S. embassy. Al Qaeda affiliate Islamic Jihad of Yemen claimed responsibility.

President Obama an apologist? Laughable!! How could you forget that former President Bush apologized for an attack on the Koran by soldiers, back on May 20, 2008, through his spokeswoman, in a White House press conference, but the tea party thuglicans that have hi jacked the Republican party wasn’t saying that Bush was weak. http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/news/releases/2008/05/20080520-5.html (scroll halfway down the page)

"He apologized for that in the sense that he said that we take it very seriously," White House press secretary Dana Perino said. "We are concerned about the reaction. We wanted them (Afghanistan), to know that the president knew that this was wrong."

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Homegoing Celebration for Benjamin Shields III Greenville NC.

My condolences goes out to Gwendolyn Dickens Shields and the families of the late Benjamin Shields III Greenville, NC.

Script.: Read Eccles. 3 and know, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”

Song: Come By Here Lord – Walter Hawkins

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Billionaire Adelson, Wife Give New $10 Million to Romney ‘Super PAC’ – New York Times

Response: So what is this election really all about? Why would someone give that type of money? I don’t care how much is spent "Ignorance will never end. Even those with money can’t buy SENSE!!" Author: Curmilus Dancy II The Political Agitator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Top Republican donors Sheldon Adelson and his wife gave another $10 million to the "Super PAC" backing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in October, saying they hoped to "level the playing field" with Democrats ahead of the November 6 election.

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Secret Service Visits Man Who Hanged Obama Effigy as Halloween Decoration – BET

A California man who hanged a President Barack Obama effigy as part of his Halloween decoration not only caught the eye of neighbors, local media and cops, but Secret Service agents also stopped by the Moreno Valley home to give him a warning.

Eddie Million said he "didn’t want to hurt the president," but after seeing how it could send out the wrong message, he decided to take the doll down. (More)

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Vikings will get 1or 2 seed while Cougars, Warriors travel – Daily Southerner

TARBORO — Now that the ADM’s (Average Daily Memberships) have been updated by the NCHSAA and the projected playoff brackets have been realigned there are changes to all three county teams seedings. These projections were updated by the state Wednesday and are correct, but it doesn’t mean this is exactly who each team will play but if everything holds firm Friday then the projections will hold up. (More)

Republicans Filibuster Everything, Romney Blames Obama for Not Working With Congress – Huffington Post

The Romney campaign released a shockingly Orwellian commercial over the weekend, which perpetuates something Romney himself has been saying for months now. Honestly, there’s a book-length analysis to be written here, but I’ll keep it as brief as possible given the depth and breadth of what the Republicans have been able to accomplish on this front. (More)

What bills have the Republicans filibustered? To name a few:

H.R. 12 – Paycheck Fairness Act
H.R. 448 — Elder Abuse Victims Act
H.R. 466 – Wounded Veteran Job Security Act
H.R. 515 – Radioactive Import Deterrence Act
H.R. 549 — National Bombing Prevention Act
H.R. 577 – Vision Care for Kids Act
H.R. 626 – Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act
H.R. 1029 – Alien Smuggling and Terrorism Prevention Act
H.R. 1168 — Veterans Retraining Act
H.R. 1171 – Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Reauthorization
H.R. 1293 — Disabled Veterans Home Improvement and Structural Alteration Grant Increase Act
H.R. 1429 — Stop AIDS in Prison Act
H.R.5281 — DREAM Act
S.3985 — Emergency Senior Citizens Relief Act
S.3816 — Creating American Jobs and Ending Offshoring Act
S.3369 — A bill to provide for additional disclosure requirements for corporations, labor organizations, Super PACs and other entities
S.2237 — Small Business Jobs and Tax Relief Act
S.2343 — Stop the Student Loan Interest Rate Hike Act
S.1660 — American Jobs Act of 2011
S.3457 — Veterans Jobs Corps Act

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Colin Powell endorses Barack Obama again for president – The Grio

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a longtime Republican, is sticking with President Barack Obama in this year’s election.

He tells “CBS This Morning” he respects Mitt Romney but thinks he’s been vague on many issues. (More)

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Tax Policy Center in Spotlight for Its Romney Study – The New York Times

Response: Former President Bill Clinton said the math didn’t add up.

WASHINGTON — A small nonpartisan research center operated by professed “geeks” has found itself at the center of a rancorous $5 trillion debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney.

No white paper or policy manifesto put out during the presidential campaign has proved more controversial than an August study by the Washington-based Tax Policy Center, a respected nonprofit that issues studiously detailed tax analyses. (More)

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