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Letter to the Editor: Don't trust Obama


Trust? Is he kidding? I cannot believe Barrack Obama has the audacity to tell the American people that we cannot trust Mitt Romney. How can anyone possibly "trust" President Obama?

President Obama promised low unemployment. Nope.

President Obama promised transparency. Nope.

President Obama promised to lower the deficit (and the seas.) Nope.

During the last debate, President Obama strongly denied the he went on an apology tour at the beginning of his term. Nope.

Now for the worst lie of all - President Obama told us our Libyan embassy was attacked by an angry mob because of a video. Emails released recently prove that he and the State Department knew differently. Yet time and time again, Ambassador Rice, Secretary Hillary Clinton and President Obama told us they believed a video was to blame for the deaths of four Americans. Turns out they knew in real time what was happening in Libya. They knew and did nothing. Afterward, they lied again and again. Trust?

I trust the American people to know who to trust, and it's NOT Barrack Obama.

Jane Silek, Front Royal


Ms. Silek, I'm too tired to start really respond to this nonsense but look out tomorrow when the gangs all here!

You simply need to pay attention to facts and stop allowing Fox to do your thinking.

If Jane Silek actually believes this absolute nonsense she has written, then the poor dear lives in an 'alternative universe' and needs to seek help immediately. The other explanation is as Diana put it, she needs to pay attention to the FACTS and stop allowing 'Fox False News' (or Limbaugh, or Beck or others in that crazy crowd) to do her thinking for her.

Both myself and others on here have said it before: All politicians have always since campaigns have been run, at times 'spin' and stretch the truth to make themselves look good, but I think this is the first time that we have seen a candidate----Mitt Romney---so frequently and blatantly lie and switch positions on every issue there is. Is Mitt a 'moderate'? Is Mitt a 'conservative'? Who knows what he is or what he actually believes in---if he believes in anything!

Big Bird has done a good job of listing all the lies of Romney and all one has to do is go to the non-partisan fact-checking sites to check on the accuracy of what the candidates have said.

I wonder how Ms. Silek explains away this fact that even within the last few weeks alone, Romney has come out on a (180 degrees from the last time he stated it) position and within hours his campaign spokesperson has had to come out and deny he "has that position"-----back another 180 degrees. Ms. Silek will probably blame Obama for that and say "it is all Obama's fault"----and that makes about as much sense as her letter to the editor.

song98, Not worth our time.

On second thought...here's one just for you Janie.

Colonel Wilkerson said:

My party is full of racists and the real reason a considerable portion of my party wants president Obama out of the White House has nothing to do with the content of his character, nothing to do with his competence as commander in chief and President and everything to do with the color of his skin and that is despicable.


October 26, 2012 -- 36 New Lies This Week

The Mendacity of Mitt Romney

889 searchable lies listed chronologically with comments and reference source weblinks


Diana, I saw this as soon as NVD posted it. To be 100% honest its like dealing with a paranoid schizophrenic, you can't convince them their reality isn't real. No matter what you do or say or try to show them their paranoia is all they accept.

This is the exact same scenario.

Yes, the poor woman does not understand that Obama is a god and that those racist republicans are all members of a satanic cult.

''When you give a speech you don't go through a laundry list, you talk about the things that you think are important.''
—Mitt Romney, when asked about failing to mention the troops in his nomination speech at the Republican National Convention, Fox News interview, Sept. 7, 2012
''It's not worth moving heaven and earth, spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person.''
—Mitt Romney, speaking in 2007 about killing Osama bin Laden
''The embassy in Cairo put out a statement after their grounds had been breached. ... An apology for America's values is never the right course. ... The statement that came from the administration was -- was a statement which is akin to apology and I think was a -- a severe miscalculation.'
—Mitt Romney, attempting to politicize the killings of American diplomats in Libya by falsely accusing President Obama of apologizing for America and getting the facts of the situation completely backwards (Sept. 12, 2012)
''There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. ... My job is not to worry about those people. I'll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.''
—Mitt Romney, in leaked comments from a fundraiser in May 2012
''He [Obama] says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It's time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.''
—Mitt Romney at a campaign event in Council Bluffs, Iowa, June 8, 2012
''He [Obama] says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It's time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.''
—Mitt Romney at a campaign event in Council Bluffs, Iowa, June 8, 2012
''I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there.''
—Mitt Romney (January 2012)
''We've always encouraged young people: Take a shot, go for it, take a risk, get the education, borrow money if you have to from your parents, start a business.''
—Mitt Romney, offering advice to students, citing a friend who borrowed $20,000 from his parents to start and business and suggesting anyone in the audience could do the same (Otterbein University in Ohio, April 27, 2012)
''I know what it's like to worry whether you're going to get fired. There were a couple of times I wondered whether I was going to get a pink slip.''
—Mitt Romney, attempting to identify with the problems of average folk (January 2012)
''My dad, as you probably know, was the governor of Michigan and was the head of a car company. But he was born in Mexico... and had he been born of, uh, Mexican parents, I'd have a better shot at winning this. But he was unfortunately born to Americans living in Mexico. He lived there for a number of years. I mean, I say that jokingly, but it would be helpful to be Latino.''
—Mitt Romney, in leaked comments from a fundraiser in May 2012
''I have some great friends who are NASCAR team owners.''
—Mitt Romney, after being asked whether he follows NASCAR racing (February 2012)
"I saw my father march with Martin Luther King.''
—GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, bragging in 2007 about his family's record on civil rights. Romney later admitted he didn't technically see his father march with King, nor did his father ever march with the civil rights leader on the same day or in the same city.
George Stephanopoulos: ''Is $100,000 middle income?''
Mitt Romney: ''No, middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less.'' (ABC's ''Good Morning America,'' Sept. 14, 2012)
''I should tell my story. I'm also unemployed.''
—GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, speaking in 2011 to unemployed people in Florida. Romney's net worth is over $200 million.
''I'm not sure about these cookies. They don't look like you made them. No, no. They came from the local 7/11, bakery, or whatever.''
—Mitt Romney, visiting a local bakery while campaigning in Pittsburgh, PA, April 17, 2012 (The owner of the bakery later told MSNBC he was offended by Romney's remarks.)>''
''I went to a number of women's groups and said 'Can you help us find folks?' and they brought us whole binders full of women.''
—Mitt Romney, on staffing his cabinet while he was governor of Massachusetts, presidential debate, Oct. 16, 2012

Finally, someone who really understands!

Major Metropolitan Newspapers endorsing Obama:

The New York Times - Oct 27


Los Angeles Times - Oct 21
The Washington Post - Oct 25
Chicago Tribune - Oct 26
The Denver Post - Oct 21
The Philadelphia Inquirer - Oct 14
Star Tribune ( Minn - St Paul) - Oct 27
Tampa Bay Times - Oct 21
The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) - Oct 20
San Francisco Chronicle - Oct 26
Star-Ledger (Newark) - Oct 21
Kansas City Star - Oct 27
The Sacramento Bee - Oct 14
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Oct 7
The Miami Herald - Oct 26
Charlotte Observer - Oct 21

The Salt Lake Tribune - Oct 19


In considering which candidate to endorse, The Salt Lake Tribune editorial board had hoped that Romney would exhibit the same talents for organization, pragmatic problem solving and inspired leadership that he displayed here more than a decade ago. Instead, we have watched him morph into a friend of the far right, then tack toward the center with breathtaking aplomb. Through a pair of presidential debates, Romney’s domestic agenda remains bereft of detail and worthy of mistrust.
Therefore, our endorsement must go to the incumbent, a competent leader who, against tough odds, has guided the country through catastrophe and set a course that, while rocky, is pointing toward a brighter day. The president has earned a second term. Romney, in whatever guise, does not deserve a first.

The Difference between Heaven and Hell (unknown author)

While walking down the street a corrupt Senator (redundant?) was hit by a car and died. His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

"Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you." "No problem, just let me in," says the Senator.

"Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from the higher ups. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity." "I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the Senator. St. Peter replied, "I'm sorry, but we have our rules." And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him. Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.
They played a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and the finest champagne. Also present is the devil, who really is a very friendly guy who is having a good time dancing and telling jokes. They are all having such a good time that before the Senator realizes it, it is time to go. Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises.

The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens in heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him, "Now it's time to visit heaven...” So, 24 hours passed with the Senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

"Well, then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity." The Senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell." So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell...

Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls to the ground.
The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulders. "I don't understand," stammers the Senator. "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?"

The devil smiles at him and says,

"Yesterday we were campaigning, Today, you voted.."

Vote wisely on November 6th

This must be stopped.

Oct. 27, 2012 2:37 PM ET
Mystery firm formed days before $5M campaign gift
By JACK GILLUM, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — "A shadowy Tennessee company donated more than $5 million to a prominent conservative super political action committee days after establishing itself. So who's behind one of the largest batches of election contributions this year? There's a questionable trail.

Campaign finance reports…show that the political committee, FreedomWorks for America, received seven donations totaling $5.28 million from Knoxville-based Specialty Group Inc. The money…is helping pay for TV ads supporting conservative candidates for federal office.

Specialty Group's opaque contributions provide another example of the marked changes to the campaign finance system, in which corporations and individuals can spend unlimited sums of money to support candidate. Major donors, including those to a super PAC benefiting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, have been caught routing significant donations through corporate entities, effectively cloaking their identities.

Groups supporting President Barack Obama are also enjoying the cloak of anonymity for major contributors. Nonprofit organizations backing the president and his challenger alike are funding a separate, $100-million-plus barrage of issue ads. Those groups are organized under the tax code, not through the Federal Election Commission, and don't have to reveal their donors."

Romney has repeatedly defended Citizens United. You can watch him on youtube. While on the other hand President Obama has been pushing for an amendment overturning it since the moment the Supreme Court decided ultimately that he with the most $$$ has the most free speech, whether you be a random voter, or corporation, or who knows just who the secret donors are.

The one thing certain on this particular issue, is of the two men that actually have a chance at winning....only President Obama sees the wrong in it and wants to fix it.

When far right wing Teabilly Republicans like valley patriot are caught with their hands in the cookie jar, the first words out of their lying mouths is to falsely accuse everybody else of doing the same thing. This logic is always fatally flawed because Teabillies are generally opposed to rational thinking, science, and all manifestations of common sense.

4COL > I presented an article that criticizes a practice that should be stopped regardless of who does it, and you focus on one sentence. Apparently none of you noticed that conservatives were the main target.

These present an interesting explanation of why: (I do not consider the articles to be critical of either libs or cons; just "that's the way it is.")



Valley Patriot, Thank you for sharing this information with us; although believe that most of us are all too aware of the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United decision that has led to these contributions and Pac's.

I am sure you realize this is not without a price (payback in some form). Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has been the largest donor to 'the party' in any single election in history--more than eight percent of all super PAC contributions and 12.5 percent of all mega-donor donations; i.e., $54.44 million to super PACs to help elect a variety of Republican candidates, especially Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. The top three donors, all Republicans, have combined to give in excess of $100 million, more than the next 10 top donors. As this provides more of a voice for these donors, it also, ultimately, provides a new opportunity for influence.

The top 10 super PAC donors are split down the middle between Democratic and Republican donors. The Republicans, however, dominate in the amount raised in this group. Adelson, industrialist Harold Simmons, homebuilder Bob Perry, insurance company founder Joe Ricketts and the Republican Governors Association have contributed a total of $122.8 million to super PACs.

The top five Democratic donors -- media entrepreneur Fred Eychaner, the United Auto Workers, the National Education Association, Service Employees International Union and retired hedge fund executive James Simons -- have donated just $49 million. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, conservative super PACs have spent $331 million to Democrats' $162 million.

Sheldon Adelson, the pit boss of casino giant Las Vegas Sands, has dominated headlines in both the business and political press this year. Company lawyers have kept busy with a federal bribery investigation about dealings in Macau; Las Vegas Sands denies all allegations. His net worth fell by $1 billion since last August on a slight dip in Las Vegas Sands' shares. The proud Republican made waves over the winter by bankrolling Newt Gingrich's presidential bid (which failed) and has since given $10 million to Mitt Romney's SuperPac. Adelson says potential donations could be "limitless." He can afford it; lucrative casinos in Macao and Singapore enable Las Vegas Sands to pay a nice quarterly dividend; Adelson pulled in some $275 million in dividends (net of taxes) over the past year. The Boston native has made charitable donations to healthcare and pro-Israel causes. (Forbes)

At the Republican National Convention in Tampa last month, casino magnate Sheldon Adelson got high-fives from strangers; entertained Karl Rove, Rudy Giuliani and George Pataki in his well-stocked luxury box; ate dinner with House Speaker John Boehner; and had a private meeting with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. (Politico)

To me it is very scary that our future President may be obligated to a casino boss with 'shady' business ties around the world. Adelson owns the most widely circulated Israel newspaper--Israel HaYom, was began publication on July 30, 2007. If Romney is firmly planted in the Oval Office, what will be the deals cut with Adelson?

As you stated, VP, "Vote wisely on November 6th "

VP-Why do you change direction whenever faced with comments you don't like or cant deny? Just curious...

kb > You used two erroneous assumptions (#1 changed direction; #2 comments I don't like or can't deny) to arrive at another criticism. Maybe you fail to recognize, as I have said many times, that I see the blemishes on my choice and am willing to admit it, while you and the rest of the pack are not willing to do the same re your guy. Again, try to keep up.

fanatic: adj : marked by excessive enthusiasm and often intense uncritical devotion

Your post names should be given as examples.

Here you posted abt Citizens United, I replied that your man endorses the decision, the President does not, so you in turn go off on another tangent about a Lib/Con study. (Which btw its interesting you even go that route when their are numerous studies that label Spews viewers as least informed, more prone to fear etc...)

I posted on another article (admittedly unrelated) a woman's video abt the choice women are facing, you then go on a tangent abt the organization she is with after the woman makes it clear her intent, instead of any issue she mentioned.

As a "counter point" to Willard's debasement of women you point to a teabilly extreme conspiracy movie.

Three letters come in regarding a letter full of lies, VP goes the route of searching for the correct author of a quote I left, saying nothing of the lies other than to ignore those calling them out on it. ie: encouraging dishonesty

You gave us a whole steaming pile of elephant dung when Blathers wrote in on foreign policy when the facts were offered...you wanted to know the definition of teabilly.

I'd say its like Adult ADD, but its not. Your candidate is running on secrets, trust me, and the few "plans" released have been trashed by economists. Of course Tax Policy center is biased now, but Willard himself said they were unbiased and fair during the primaries. Everytime he speaks, his own camp has to run behind him and fix the damage. In order to get working people to his rally he had to have the CEO threaten them with firing. (miners:google). Chrysler just had to reassure their employees that Willard was telling falsehoods. When Willard proclaimed "binders full of women", even the committee that put it together came out and said it was began pre-Willard and he actually decreased the roles of women with Mass government. Billy Graham had to remove all the Mormon cult information from his site just to endorse Willard of planet Kolob to put the God fearin folk brand on the whitey tighty magic underwear robot. Economists have even projected 12 million jobs in the next 10 years no matter who is elected based on Obama's policies. Keep going?

Wouldn't it be easier to just admit that even though Willard only offers policies that ushered in the Great Recession that it doesn't matter one lick to you as long as the "white" house returns?

Watching http://www.aljazeera.com/watch_now/
Dish Network channel 056=00 WNVC

And guess what I am hearing...An Afro-Amercian Ohio resident talking about receiving a ten page letter stating that their family cannot vote as their address doesn't exist. Their home has been there for years and they have not had any voter problems in the past. Unreal...what is happening to this country?

The Republicans 'preach' that they want to stop voter fraud and yet they are the ones actively engaging in these despicable acts.

Bring on the foreign Election Monitors. It appears the USA is in desperate need of them! I just cannot believe what is going on in this country!

Nothing surprises me anymore Jane, I expect for Nov 6 to bring us a huge legal battle.

Direct information on the cherry-picked emails Fox Spews was reporting on as it pertains to this letter to the editor



And the boob tube strikes again.

Ladies, please pay attention this time. I said I don't like the results of Citizens United. But you continue attacking me about it. Repeat: try to keep up. You are starting to come across as so filled with animus that you don't pay attention to anything except the next opportunity to criticize.

btw: this article doesn't paint either candidate in a very favorable light regarding campaign finance reform. Meanwhile, both are taking advantage of the situation.


Katybug, I am absolutely convinced that McCain, GWBush, and Romney have ONE thing in common--they each desperately wanted/want to surpass the reputation of their famous fathers.

McCain and GW's youthful background parallel each other in many ways as to responsibility in studies, military training, and meeting obligations. Many think of McCain as a nation hero...he just happened to survive a downed plane and become a captured POW. The second time around he married very, very well; but he in the past few years (Palin, lying about current events, etc.) needs to remove himself from politics before he totally destroys what little reputation he has left. History will remember GWBush as one of the worst US presidents in our history.

Now here comes Romney, a man who cannot seem to tell the truth about anything at all, and he seals or imposes a gag order on everything he touches.

“I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”
― George Washington

“An emergency situation like this really tests how good your ground game is,” said campaign manager Matt Rhoades. “Fortunately, we have liars in all fifty states.”
But even as the Romney campaign expressed outward confidence about its ability to maintain an uninterrupted flow of whoppers, some Republicans privately feared that a major power outage could disrupt its ability to lie, distort, and exaggerate in the crucial days ahead.
“If Fox News gets knocked off the air in some of these states, we’re certainly going to be down a quart in terms of falsehoods,” one insider said.
But according to Vice-Presidential nominee Paul Ryan, who has been central to the campaign’s lying efforts, the severe weather is a challenge that “separates the men from the boys.”
“They’re expecting winds of up to seventy miles per hour,” he told reporters. “Fortunately, I can run eighty miles per hour.”
In Indiana, Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock weighed in on the approaching storm: “It says a lot about God that while he’s so busy impregnating women he still somehow finds the time to make a hurricane.”


A little comedy pre-storm

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