Obama had made the safety net , a Hammock.
Truman said the buck stops here, Obama says the buck ended here
Romney plan is to do the opposite of everything Obama did. If he does that he will succeed.
Bill Kristol does not want Romney to win. Who does BK want to win?
These are the same talking heads that bashed Romney's opponents, dishonestly I might add, with the blessing of Fox News evidently to cram Romney down our throat. What a joke...I quit watching 'Special Report' and 'Fox News Sunday' because of these ASS-hats!
2 words: Win Congress!
Forget the White House race. It has been decided. The executive branch is above the law and neither candidate has any intention of changing that. We have to put our time and money where we can make a difference.
The audio on the video is awful to the point of being unintelligible.
Nevertheless, Romney will not win unless he chooses Marco Rubio to lock in the Hispanic/Latino vote.
If he goes with another white bread and mashed potatoes establishment jerk, it's over.
It's John McCain de ja vu all over again WITHOUT a Sarah Palin who made that race far more interesting than anything zombie McCain did.
I don't know what these "plans" to get the economy back on track that they want to see. Romney has stated a lot of things he will do to get government out of the way, which is all I want government to do. I don't want government dictating to businesses what they should do. Just get out of the way and stop killing business. What other "plan" is there? We aren't liberals. Government doesn't create jobs.
The economy is not the problem. It is a symptom of the root cause problem, that the sum total of government (local, county, state and federal) has passed critical mass. It now is consuming our productivity instead of promoting it.
This is Romney's Achilles Heel. He was the "businessman" sent in to fix "the economy". He can paper over it perhaps, but it is far too late for cosmetic fixes. Unless he stands now against the root cause, as Reagan so boldly did, our socialistic condition will become permanent. It only leaves one to wonder if that is the real end game.
I agree, but Romney has listed some things that do go to the root of the problem and arent' about applying a band-aid or addressing the symptoms. Government is the problem. There are so many violations of "good" governance that Romney will not possibly be able to address them all, but now's a good time to get started. For one, stop trying to fix the economy using the federal reserve by screwing with the natural interest rates, by printing money, and etc. Stop using Keynesian economics. Take care of the trillion violations the government makes against a friendly busininess environment and the economy will take care of itself. Might even have a hard time finding enough workers to keep up with it!!
Hilarious and sad how fox news shilled for Romney the liberal statist the whole primary, and now are whining about how lame he is. lol
Why didn't they know that before?
Fox News commentators critique Romney's messaging, which happens to fall in line with their boss', Rupert Murdoch, messaging on Romney's campaign. Wow... Color me surprised.
Look Fox News, you got the candidate you wanted. Stop your whining.
The pathetic takeaway here is that Kristol is beating up on Romney because he cannot present a clear plan to economic success. I say just shut the f up and let the pretender's policy do the talking.
Would you buy a car from Bill Kristol? I don't think he has ever been right about much of anything and is a RINO in my opinion.
From what I understand, Kristol and Krauthammer are both tied into the global government network, such as CFR and Bilderberg. They are simply pundits who thow around the establishment rhetoric for the furtherance of the establishment's agenda.
Seems pretty oblivious just listening to them. All of the beltway and Manhattan crowd's very existence relies on control of the government and central banking. The political establishment needs people like them to keep the narrative, the Kabuki game, going for the people's entertainment.
The truth is simple. What we have to do to take our country back will be ugly and necessarily brutal for these elitist talking heads. Will we do it or will we let these deceptive pseudo-intellectuals continue to run us?
Once upon a time, The Weekly Standard, Kristol's publication, along with National Review were reliably Conservative. They promoted Conservatives, Conservatism, The Constitution, and were once the epicenter of Conservative revolution. Alas, how the landscape has changed. Today they are unreliable at best, and subversive to Conservatives and the Conservative movement at their worst.
I heard an add about Romney's tax plan today...it was "Okay"...35% to 25% capital gains, blah blah blah blah. Nothing bad. But nothing with a WOW factor.
He needs three points. He needs to hammer them....and point #1 needs to have a "wow" factor. Why not 35% to 1% capital gains? Or 15% flat tax. Throw away the IRS code. This time forever. The first 100 days....the 15% flat tax will be implemented. Something like that.
This is what Reagan did. He had a couple of points, and said them over and over. Stop the Soviets. Cut taxes. Etc. That's it.
Of course....he HAS to be willing to answer attacks and let loose the dog's of war on Obama like he did against Republican candidates. (ads). He has to be willing to bring up Rev. Wright and Bill Ayres. Yes, in debates if need be, but don't call for a stop to PAC's running those ads, etc.
I know a lot of people don't like Christie, but his recent video clip where he asks a reporter if he's "stupid" is what people want. They want someone who just says it like it is and doesnt appear AFRAID.
My God, do our candidates always have to appear timid?? Enough already.
It is all rhetoric and lies anyway. Why not go for the gusto? All he would have to do is introduce his new Romney/Paul domestic plan and get everyone behind him. If he would just spout off about closing down federal departments and cutting the budget $1T the first year, all the people who want to believe him probably would. Reagan got away with it, why not him.
He needs to go back and listen to the applause that Paul got on these comments in the debates. The "new conservatives", as 911infadel would describe them, would cheer him on from here to November, and he might even pick up the Paul bots that are refusing to vote for him.
Mitt, you're doing great, keep the GOP base in the dark. They screwed up the last election with their know it all attitude. Listen to your own coaches.
Romney has no spine, never has exhibited one. I did not vote for him, could care less what is on this wishy washy mannequins web page. shame on the one's who pushed, promoted and voted for him.
Romney is a the candidate Fox News built. They labeled him the "front-runner", "electable", and "inevitable", long before the first primary or caucus. They continued pounding this message throughout the primaries. It was so intense, I began to wonder if Romney had put all the Fox News "Conservative" pundits on his campaign staff.
Faux News, yes, GOPE Central. All Romeny all the time.
But what about the dolts that bought it? Don't they have responsibility for continuing to swallow the FNC bait?
Yes, no one thinks any more. The complexity is all artificial. If folks just read up a bit and understand the principles of limited government and the Constitution, we could govern ourselves and do away with all this chatter and useless pundits, left and right.
Too many Conservatives rely on the opinions of self-proclaimed "Conservative" pundits and talking heads on Fox, rather than researching and educating themselves on the policy positions and records of the various candidates.
Like it or not, Fox News has a huge influence on many Conservatives, just as the New York Times has on Leftists.
The establishment wanted Romney and now they have him. Unfortunately, once again they picked a loser, but it's not all the establishment's fault either. It's the voters who believed his campaign's lies about the other candidates and then voted for him who will be responsible for four more years of Obama.
Conservatives warned the GOP establishment and media that we needed a true conservative to beat Obama - somebody with conservative convictions and real solutions! Romney was running for president for eight years and still could only spout platitudes and use his money and the GOP machine to destroy any conservative Republican who challenged him. Now, all of a sudden, they are shocked that he doesn't have much of a message? He never had one!!! I would give anything to have Newt running against Obama now, because in spite of his "baggage" he is a great communicator with real plans and innovative solutions for the problems this country faces, and he would be putting Obama on the defensive DAILY!!! If we lose this election it will be the fault of people like Kristol and Krauthammer, the RNC and the GOP leadership... because we warned them and they refused to listen. Romney was the only moderate and so they backed him! Now they are having buyer's remorse??? God help the U.S.A!!!!
I have a sneaky suspicion that the Romney and GOP internal polls are quite different than the polling numbers discussed here.
The most logical deduction tells me that the obama doesn't have nearly the support that the beltway boys think... That includes economically and/or likeability.
The internal polls are always different than the ones for public consumption. It does not change the fact that Romney is weak and has no message.
Deception remains exactly that, regardless if it is the elephants or the donkeys running the game.
I'm not willing to stake the future of the republic on a hunch, especially when my gut tells me the same thing about Romney's likeability. I can't stand him.
So George Will and Bill Kristol are all over the Sunday talk show circuit being critical of Mitt Romney and his campaign. These are the same "conservative" media elites who told us we couldn't vote for Newt Gingrich...we couldn't vote for Rick Perry...we couldn't vote for Rick Santorum. Maybe those of us who didn't want this guy as the nominee knew what we were talking about after all.
I think Romney wants to announce and detail his plan closer to the debates. That way he knows that he has an audience tuned in and the media spin will not be quick to rip apart his policy proposals. Also, if Romney details his plan he will have to defend it during the debates. Obama should be on the defense. He's spearheading this economy. What is his clear plan? If Romney jumps the gun, the media and the DNC will do him like they did Paul Ryan's budget and Social Security plan. These establishment elites are always concerned about new policies and plans for Harvard studies instead of defeating Obama.
Well said. I was thinking the same thing. Cripes, give the guy a chance. He's got all of his policies in detail on his web page. It is well known that voters do not pay attention until a few weeks before elections. There have been tons of ads out pounding obama. After the bad jobs report the other day, Romney came out a short time later and talked about it. Is Kristol some type of expert political analyst that knows all? Don't think so.
Sorry to inturrupt, but there's a big fire in the land behind us- please pray it doesn't turn this way. This is not normal for this time of year, but we've been dry with a lot of lightning and not much rain. Thanks everyone!!!
Good luck Duckie friend. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers that you will stay safe. Please keep us posted, OK?
Thank you Maxine!! there are 3 fires, all in thick brush, but thank God (and thank you for prayers!) the wind has died down some. I guess we were seeing the northern fire- still don't know exactly where it is, but it looks like it's not so thick and black now. It might be getting put out now. They said no homes are threatened down south where the other fires are, so that's good too. They don't have it contained yet, and will have to watch it, but if the winds die down and don't shift, we should be OK. Thank you everyone for prayers, I sure do appreciate it. I was having flashbacks of the last big one that came through here in '07, and our neighbors and us get a little skittish when these happen in the bush close by and emergency vehicles start showing up... I hate evacuating.