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Republicans are Destined to Fail Because Most Americans Aren’t Racists and Birthers

ProudProgressive 2012/05/24 15:05:39

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Republicans are Destined to Fail Because Most Americans Aren’t Racists and Birthers
By: Rmuse
May 24, 2012

Democracy is a messy form of government in part because a divergent group of people jockey for position to have their voices heard, and politicians campaigning to represent those groups often sully the process even more. Political campaigns transcend messiness and voters are left trying to sort through claims and counterclaims to find a reason to support a candidate to represent the people’s best interests. It is normal for a candidate to cite their record of achievements and point out their opponent’s weaknesses in full view of the electorate, but when their opponent’s record leaves them with little to criticize and they are Republicans they resort to lies and character assassination without a basis in fact. It is still early going in the campaign for the general election and Republicans have already began their well-rehearsed practice of demeaning President Obama in lieu of any reality-based criticism, because regardless of ideological political leanings, the man’s record leaves little room for honest reproach.

Barack Obama campaigned as a Centrist, and his Administration has stayed true to his self-portrayal as representing the entire nation and not just one or two fringe sub-groups like Republicans are wont to do. When he took office the economy was hemorrhaging 750,000 jobs each month and there was no economic growth, and today, although there is not mythological full employment, jobs growth has been steady and the economy is growing again. President Obama will be the first to admit there is still a long way to go to get America back on track economically, but given the catastrophic mess Bush-Republicans left him with and their obstructionist-style of governance, the President has turned America around at home and on international stage. Republican campaign strategy in December was convincing Americans that the President has not achieved full employment or robust economic growth, but with unemployment falling, the economy growing, and spending at historically low levels, they are relying on any means necessary to win in November. Interestingly, the Republicans are revisiting 2008 campaign issues demonstrating their utter desperation to find anything to impugn President Obama’s character and administration.


Willard Romney has made lying part and parcel of his campaign thus far, and the latest whopper is that President Obama is responsible for losing 100,000 jobs in the auto industry. In an interview last week touting his job creation record while he headed Bain Capital, Romney said, “We were able to help create over 100,000 jobs. On the president’s watch, about 100,000 jobs were lost in the auto industry.” The Washington Post fact-checker evaluated Romney’s claim that he created 100,000 jobs in the private sector, and they declared in January that “the claim was untenable and unproven.” The Post also fact-checked Willard’s claim that President Obama lost 100,000 automotive industry jobs and they found his assertion to be false and gave him a “repeat offender” designation for lying again and again. To make the point, in early April, Romney said “under this president’s watch, more Americans have lost their jobs than during any other period since the Depression,” and in February last year he claimed “President Obama has stood watch over the greatest job loss in modern American history, and that, my friends, is one inconvenient truth that will haunt this president throughout history.”

To reiterate, when President Obama took office, the Bush-Republican economy was shedding 750,000 jobs per month, and his economic stimulus alone created between 3 and 3.3 million jobs by the end of 2010, so just like his claim the economy is worse today than when the President was inaugurated, Romney is lying again. The Post’s fact-checker concluded that “Romney’s remarks make little sense. Not only is his claim of creating 100,000 jobs at Bain untenable, but also his assertion that 100,000 jobs have been lost in the auto industry ‘on the president’s watch’ does not add up,” and that “no matter how you slice it, jobs overall have grown substantially in the auto industry under Obama. In fact, it is one of the bright spots of today’s economy.” Of course Romney’s claims don’t add up, but if he did not lie, he would spend the entire campaign citing the President’s job creation acumen that has put millions of Americans back to work and improved the economy.

Romney cannot assail the President’s Administration based on facts or truth, so he and his Republican cohort resorts to lying and resurrecting 2008 conspiracy theories that pander to nut-jobs and racists. Republicans have never been known for their veracity, but the level of deceit and outright lies is stunning if only because they are so easily disproven. To claim this election is going to be a dirty affair is an understatement, and it is down to Republican desperation in attacking the President based on factual data. The good news is that few Americans actually believe the economy is worse today than in January 2009, or that the President hates America based on a preacher’s sermons. It is true that Republicans and their conspiracy theorists will have some success with a specific segment of the population, but most Americans are not racists, birthers, or apt to believe Republican lies in the face of overwhelming data proving them wrong. However, that is not going to stop men like Willard Romney from lying, or GOP super-PACs from maligning the President’s character or dedication to America, because frankly, that is all they have to campaign on. The President’s record speaks for itself, and regardless of Romney’s lies or conspiracy theorists claims, it is a record he will tout all the way to November.


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  • svenn13 2012/05/26 02:55:11
    svenn13
    Anti-Whites don’t have a problem with Korea being an Asian country.

    Anti-Whites don’t have a problem with Haiti being a Black country.

    Anti-White don’t have a problem with Saudi Arabia being an Arab county.

    But anti-White DO have a problem with Britain, France, USA, Canada Germany or ANY country being a White country.

    They say they are “anti-racist.” What they are is anti-White.

    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.
  • sodabox 2012/05/25 15:51:32
    sodabox
    +2
    Wish I had your confidence in people. I think Americans, mostly whites, have lost their minds.
  • Queen B sodabox 2012/05/26 15:15:10
    Queen B
    +1
    Not all whites, just southern whites and older white folks who can't handle the fact that the demographics of America are changing and they can't stop it.
  • sodabox Queen B 2012/06/02 22:17:39
    sodabox
    Unfortunately the younger ones don't vote much.
  • Disko Pickle 2012/05/25 07:23:57
    Disko Pickle
    +3
    If Romney wins, will you be willing to admit that you were wrong and that most Americans ARE racists and birthers?
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Disko P... 2012/05/25 18:47:15
    ☥☽✪☾DAW ☽✪☾
    +3
    Obama leads Romney in Florida, Ohio and Virginia
    http://www.bipartisanreport.c...


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  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Disko P... 2012/05/25 19:50:04
  • Pm 2012/05/25 04:12:55
    Pm
    +1
    I just puked reading this nonsense...This is the best you libs can come up with...This feeble minded drivel?
  • STOP WHITE GENO CIDE 2012/05/25 02:32:21
  • Queen B 2012/05/25 00:59:07
    Queen B
    +3
    Republicans are doomed to fail because they are losing among all demographics except white southerners and white married women in the suburbs. Add that to those who consider themselves moderate republicans who feel they are not wanted in their party because they don't toe the conservative teabagger line.
  • Sir Bud. 2012/05/25 00:26:31
  • CAROLYN NTARWNJBS 2012/05/25 00:16:22
    CAROLYN NTARWNJBS
    +3
    Most Americans will not except the lies and conspiracy theories of the Right wing hatred machine.
  • DJPanicDC 2012/05/24 21:47:57
    DJPanicDC
    I hope that proves true
  • Rebel Yell 2012/05/24 17:07:30
    Rebel Yell
    +2
    Romney lies every time he opens his mouth. Te man must be daft to thonk people won't check.
    ROMNEY: "America counted on President Obama to rescue the economy, tame the deficit and help create jobs. Instead, he bailed out the public sector, gave billions of your dollars to the companies of his friends, and added almost as much debt as all the prior presidents combined."

    THE FACTS. Hardly. Presidents from George Washington through George W. Bush ran the national debt up to $10.62 trillion, the amount it was on the day Obama took office. Today, it is $15.67 trillion, according to the Treasury Department's Bureau of Public Debt. So it has gone up by $5.05 trillion under Obama. That's roughly half of the amount amassed by all the other presidents combined.
    In short, the debt has gone up by about half under Obama. Under Ronald Reagan, it tripled.

    ROMNEY: "I will lead us out of this debt and spending inferno. We will stop borrowing unfathomable sums of money we can't even imagine, from foreign countries we'll never even visit. I will bring us together to put out the fire." Nice piece of flowery prose.

    THE FACTS. A study by the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget concluded earlier this year that Romney's plans would not make a dent in deficits, and would worse...


    Romney lies every time he opens his mouth. Te man must be daft to thonk people won't check.
    ROMNEY: "America counted on President Obama to rescue the economy, tame the deficit and help create jobs. Instead, he bailed out the public sector, gave billions of your dollars to the companies of his friends, and added almost as much debt as all the prior presidents combined."

    THE FACTS. Hardly. Presidents from George Washington through George W. Bush ran the national debt up to $10.62 trillion, the amount it was on the day Obama took office. Today, it is $15.67 trillion, according to the Treasury Department's Bureau of Public Debt. So it has gone up by $5.05 trillion under Obama. That's roughly half of the amount amassed by all the other presidents combined.
    In short, the debt has gone up by about half under Obama. Under Ronald Reagan, it tripled.

    ROMNEY: "I will lead us out of this debt and spending inferno. We will stop borrowing unfathomable sums of money we can't even imagine, from foreign countries we'll never even visit. I will bring us together to put out the fire." Nice piece of flowery prose.

    THE FACTS. A study by the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget concluded earlier this year that Romney's plans would not make a dent in deficits, and would worsen them considerably. That study was done before Romney upped his tax cuts, inviting even deeper debt.

    Willard speaks very generally of reforming Social Security and Medicare, eliminating duplicative government programs, and transferring some functions to the states or the private sector, adding that he would "streamline everything that's left." The truth is
    the closest he has come to laying out a specific spending plan has been in his endorsement of the budget blueprint passed this year by House Republicans, which also fails to produce his promised deficit reductions.
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  • Evil 1 Rebel Yell 2012/05/24 18:32:32
    Evil 1
    +1
    And Obama doesn't?

    http://obamalies.net/list-of-...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?...
    http://www.audacityofhypocris...

    One thing for sure you can count on for sure and that is the blatant hypocrisy of Obama supporters. They never disappoint in that category.
  • Rebel Yell Evil 1 2012/05/24 18:39:20
    Rebel Yell
    +1
    LOL... youtube. LOL ... you're giving me YOUTUBE?????
  • Evil 1 Rebel Yell 2012/05/24 18:50:37
    Evil 1
    +1
    I understand the truth hurts so all you can do is try to make light of it as you can't prove it wrong. And where are your sources? Oh, nevermind as you're a liberal and just make things up. That's where the humor really is.
  • voice_matters 2012/05/24 16:11:07 (edited)
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/05/24 15:59:23
    Lady Whitewolf
    +4
    GOOD POST!
  • Evil 1 2012/05/24 15:55:33
    Evil 1
    +2
    Still playing the race card! How pathetic.
  • tommyg ... Evil 1 2012/05/24 16:00:13
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +1
    Nearly every day.
  • Evil 1 tommyg ... 2012/05/24 18:27:16
    Evil 1
    +1
    Unbelievable isn't it? I'm glad they are as it showcases their foolishness.
  • Defcon 2012/05/24 15:35:21
    Defcon
    +2
    Most republicans aren't racist and Birthers
  • Reichstolz 2012/05/24 15:24:35
    Reichstolz
    +1
    "when their opponent’s record leaves them with little to criticize"- HA!
    Stimulus= $1.5 million spent per job supposedly created or "saved"
    Debt=increase by 5.7 Trillion in 3 years
    Unemployment= 8.2%
    Underemployment=12%
    Destruction of the labor force= 3 million people less than when entering office
    ACA=increase in insurance premiums of $2,000/per family

    Hardly nothing is his record that is something to praise, unless you like fiscal and economic insanity.

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