Posted November 2, 2012 | comments 15 Comments

Letter to the Editor: Vote Democratic on Tuesday


Have you ever bought a lemon?

Have you ever bought a car that turned out to be a lemon? Did you swear off that brand and buy something different the next time? For what reason would you ever go back to the company that made the lemon or to the salesman who sold you that lemon?

During the Bush years a lot of people found out that they had a lemon when they bought into the economic policies of the Republican Party, so in November 2008 they changed brands.

In the run up to the 2008 election people knew that the economy was bad. Then early in 2009 the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) had decreased by 3.8 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008 and the economy was losing jobs like mad - more than 800,000 jobs lost that January alone. In a final revision, the BLS revealed that the actual GDP loss in the 4th Quarter of 2008 was 8.9 percent -  the worst since the Great Depression.

So I ask, what has happened to you personally (not what you may have heard from the Republican spinmeisters) that was caused by Obama and the Democrats that would make you want to go back to the Republican brand?

It took us 10 years and World War II (the largest stimulus package in history) to get us out of the Great Depression. Let's give Obama a reasonable amount of time to get us out of the huge mess caused by Republican economic policies - the same policies espoused by Mitt Romney.

Vote Democratic on Tuesday.

Waller Wilson, Front Royal

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    Why is any president responsible when congress is controlled by the opposition party. The president can't pass legislation. During the Clinton administration lending rules were relaxed, more like completely disregarded, the result being mortgages people would ultimately fail to be able to pay. The economic stimulus of the current administration went to big business though, had it gone to the taxpayers who would have used it to buy goods and services, the economy would have gotten a much needed infusion. In the NVD today we learn that Henkel-Harris in Winchester is closing. More than 3 1/2 years into this administration it is time to stop blaming the previous administration and ask why the current administration hasn't made any improvements.

    4..uh..your letter contradicts itself! As you stated, the president is hardly able to effect meaningful change when congress works against him/her.I am hoping Obama will blast the issues more freely in his second , less placating term. Pretty much our only hope for a sane recovery from years of ruination by Dubya.

    The Mendacity of Mitt Romney, caught telling 923 lies since January 2012

    Here is the latest list of searchable lies listed chronologically with comments and reference source weblink.

    November 2, 2012 -- 33 New Mitt Romney Lies This Week

    See #890 thru #923 for this weeks list of lies


    Contradicts itself? It is your perseption that is flawed. Just like the democrats in power, you offered no solutions. You simply (as in simple-mindedly) hope Obama 'blasts' the issues. What issues? The ones he has already proven incapable of solving.

      Oh, ye of little faith, if you really, really applied yourself and actually studied what is happening in the world, you would find

      Europe and other countries trust America more than they did four years ago...

      Our economy is improving...

      Our indebtedness to China is decreasing...

      Please, don't take my word for it. Check or make the mistake for voting for Romney and out your country in another tailspin.

    Well, there is a choice of sorts...

    Pick the one candidate and get new citizens from the out-of-control baby factories in Mexico,


    Pick the other candidate and get new citizens
    from the out-of-control baby factories in the USA.

    Either way, there won't be jobs for them, and "no room at the inn", but there will be a fantastic solution to all that...

    The Dominionist Empire Musical Chairs Party will send them off to war far, far away, so they
    can spend their recreation time creating excess babies in those countries.

    Lotsa money killing people in foreign wars.

    And, isn't money, Money, MONEEEEEEEEY
    the real "Name of the Game" under Capitalism?


    By MICHAEL KIRKLAND, UPI Senior Legal Affairs Correspondent
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The public and the media are largely ignoring the phenomenon but hundreds of millions of dollars, much of it in secret money, are driving the the final negative days of the U.S. presidential election, and in this arena, Karl Rove is wearing the big boy pants.

    The fountain from which all these corporate waters flow is the 2010 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Citizens United vs. FEC, which lifted the restrictions on such "independent" expenditures.

    The Center for Public Integrity, a non-profit investigative journalism organization headquartered in Washington, and the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-profit research group also based in Washington, report in the Kansas City (Mo.) Star super PACs and secretive non-profits have allocated more than $820 million in independent expenditures thus far in the 2012 elections, "with the overwhelming majority of it favoring Republicans, particularly presidential nominee Mitt Romney."

    Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/11/04/Under-the-US-Supreme-Court-Karl-Rove-wearing-the-big-boy-pants/UPI-79811352017800/#ixzz2BHh0PUGO

    Remember Karl Rove? He's lurking behind the big money take over of the Republican Party and while backing Romney (behind the scene), his real objective is a one-party country that rules supreme with him at the helm. This ruthless, little man is the MASTER OF LIES and he'll stop at nothing to gain the power he seeks. Nothing!

    What you see is not what you get. Romney wants the White House as his final trophy but he sure won't be running the show: you can count on that.

    There's still time to do some research on Karl Rove and his connection to this election. He was the puppet master of George W. Bush and his "dummy" left us a trail of destruction from which we may never recover.

    Why are people so afraid of big money?
    This is a democracy. At least up to now, somehow. Some would have us believe our rights will disappear if Romney wins this election. There is a better chance of that NOT happening if he is elected.
    When Vanderbilt and Rockefeller were amassing their fortunes the working class had jobs. The growth of America after the Civil War was tremendous. The Chinese, Irish and Italians came for a better way of life.

    There is a millionaire in my family who has provided many jobs while building his personal fortune. The working class never has and never will 'control' this nation. 'Our' greatest impact on this country has been as employees and helping to build the visions of others. Yes, we the working class, have made valuable contributions. The rich need the working class and the working class need the rich. A wealthy business owner is not the boogeyman.

    Cinderella, Mitt Romney is not fairy godmother. Sorry to break it to you. For many employees of the companies he invested in, he is the big bad wolf, however. He made lots of money on the backs of laid off employees.

    Elitists like Cinderella, 'sjf', and Stella, (aging ungracefully with wishful hopes of becoming a resurrected Loretta Young or maybe a Veronica Lake clone), still live unfulfilled lives cherishing the good old days of glass slippers in the land of fairy tales and charming princes with frog heritage. The good news is today's drug stores sell remedies for intimate dryness, facial wart removal, and new batteries to help keep warm on cold Saturday nights.

    So, John D. Rockefeller created the Standard Oil monopoly and paid slave wages.

    So, Cornelius Vanderbilt created two monopolies (steamboat and railroad) and paid slave wages.

    How is being a slave good for us? Is it job security because robber barons don't fire slaves?

    How about lets vote for real American values for a change


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