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Posted: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 4:00 pm

People tell us, “Oh, you guys say that every election is the most important we’ve ever had.” Is it an exaggeration to say that the very nature of our American experiment is at risk, if Obama is reelected?

When people tell me that they intend to cast a second presidential vote for Obama I have to wonder, why? Didn’t Obama say he would reach across the aisle and facilitate cooperation between the parties? Every bill the Republican House sends to the Democrat-run Senate is dead on arrival. And every budget the President sends to the Democrat-led Senate gets zero votes, not even from his own party, indicating a lack of seriousness on the president’s part. Doesn’t this president have a clue how a budget is put together to garner congressional support? Could the answer be no?

It isn’t a lemonade stand that a president is running. We elected a man on his good looks and his ability to read a teleprompter. Heck, he used one to address 30 sixth-graders in Falls Church, Virginia in 2010. We elected a man because we wanted to put race considerations behind us, and thought it a mark of our tolerance that we did so. Ever since his election, he and his alternates, most egregiously Attorney General Eric Holder, accuse anyone who disagrees with a philosophy or a program of this administration of being bigoted. What?

I’d elect a purple man president, if he understood what makes the economy tick, and how excessive regulation chokes employment. Come to think of it, I’ll vote for the Romney/Ryan ticket for that reason. Join people of like thought Thursday, Aug. 16 at the Northern IL Tea Party meeting, on the topic of education at 6:30 pm, Rockton Community Center, 302 West Main Street.

Jane Carroll


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  • billtinder posted at 6:20 pm on Thu, Aug 23, 2012.

    billtinder Posts: 4850

    Still, He does appear to care about his dog. Perhaps we should reconsider.[whistling]

  • Mr Data posted at 12:30 pm on Thu, Aug 23, 2012.

    Mr Data Posts: 4062

    OK . bill .. you made your point. After looking at the candidates I have determined that:

    Obama the wost President in U.S. history! I just can't vote for that type of person.

    -First President to preside over a cut to the credit-rating of the United States
    -First President to violate the War Powers Act.
    -First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
    -First President to defy a Federal Judge’s court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
    -First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
    -First President to spend a trillion dollars on ‘shovel-ready’ jobs when there was no such thing as ‘shovel-ready’ jobs.
    -First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
    -First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.
    -First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. , including those with criminal convictions.
    -First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.
    -First President to terminate America’s ability to put a man in space.
    -First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.
    -First President to arbitrarily declare an existing laws unconstitutional and refuse to enforce them.
    -First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly spoke-out on the reasons for their rate increases.
    -First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state it is allowed to locate a factory.
    -First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (AZ, WI, OH, IN).
    -First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
    -First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-Corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.
    -First President to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office.
    -First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office, 100 to date.
    -First President to hide his medical, educational, and travel records.
    -First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
    -First President to go on multiple global apology tours’.
    -First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends paid for by the taxpayer.
    -First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
    -First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000 a year at taxpayer expense.
    -First President to tell our successful business owners THEY DIDN'T BUILD THEIR BUSINESSES!
    -First President to be pleased with 8%+ unemployment levels every year he has been in office.
    -First Presdient to have 49% of his constituents receiving FOOD STAMPS!
    -First President to accuse local piolice officals of racism while they executed their duites.

    Obama at best is a joke, except he's not funny. The problem is this joke is on us and he's destroying this nation.

    He needs to be fired......

  • billtinder posted at 3:39 pm on Wed, Aug 22, 2012.

    billtinder Posts: 4850

    I'm appalled that Mr Data would sell-out to the darkside for no more than a paid trip to the luckydog resort in Montana, complete with a complimentary tin foil helmet, fully capable of tuning in to Rachel Maddow and anyone else completely out of touch with reality.

    Wow, talk about a cheap date![beam]

  • Mr Data posted at 9:18 am on Wed, Aug 22, 2012.

    Mr Data Posts: 4062

    Lucky .. while it is clear that our nation needs a real leader who is first and foremost interested in keeping our nation's treasury (and hence our government services and programs) financially solvent ... your insolence towards me personally has now encouraged me to support Obama.

    I have a feeling you are expecting Social Security and Medicare to remain unchanged in your retirement years.

    I'm a believer that Romney and Ryan are just a tad (well, OK .. a great deal) smarter with numbers and budgets and funding needs for things like Social Security and Medicare than Obama and his creep (I mean his Veep) Biden ever will be. Another four years of Obama / Biden in about 2016, if not sooner, Social Security / Medicare will just about be broke and your SS income and healthcare costs will be very unstable for you. At that time you might be looking for political alternatives to that failed left winged-nut, liberal agenda you se readily support today..

    Instead of arguing with you, I've decided to help you get those tried, and proven to be very inept / incompetent, leaders we have had in the Oval Office for the past 4 years - Obama./ Biden just to help prove my point.

    Some people cannot see the future. They have to be shown it. In 2016 when this nation realizes that we cannot live and succeed as a nation spending more money than it has revenue, having 8+% unemployment, adding taxes / costs to everything and everyone, I would imagine then perspectives about what is needed in this nation will change .

  • luckydog posted at 9:26 pm on Mon, Aug 20, 2012.

    luckydog Posts: 3634

    MrData, seems like you should be headed to a compound somewhere in Montana to prepare for the apocalypse you predict by 2016. Be sure to pick up one of those tinfoil helmets, they help with tv reception.

  • Mr Data posted at 12:30 pm on Mon, Aug 20, 2012.

    Mr Data Posts: 4062

    To Patriot .. those 'representatives' you vote for are not doing a very good job are they? They seem to be behaving like rulers to me.

    To js20094 ... Mexico isn't accepting any new immigrants. Juts try to go to Mexico illegally -- you'll be locked up in a stinky rat holed prison, with no end in sight. Only in America do its leaders decide when and when not to enforce their laws..

    To Mike .... Those votes for Nader, Perot, and even for John B Anderson before your time were really wasted votes. In seeing the information on Medicare and all the numbers associated with Obamacare and Ryan's plan.. have led me to conclude we don't have another 4 years (if Obama gets elected) to waste before the nation goes belly up.

    This 2012 election is our nation’s most important ever, and it has to result in significant change in political direction … or the America we know won't exist in 2016. Social Security and Medicare will go broke. Seniors / elderly will be left penniless and homeless. We'll have another recession / depression with 35%+ unemployed. There will be rioting in the streets. Our unsecured borders will lead terrorism to become a common event in our cities. I don't want to live in a nation like that. And I don't want our kids to have to live like that.

  • js20094 posted at 8:14 am on Sun, Aug 19, 2012.

    js20094 Posts: 1345

    To all complaining, go live in Mexico, on mexican wages, see how fast you would be wanting back in legally or illegally. If you dont like it here, leave, and see if the grass is greener on the other side.

  • Patriot2012 posted at 1:59 pm on Sat, Aug 18, 2012.

    Patriot2012 Posts: 234

    Mr. Data, by voting for "rulers" the American people vote for their own enslavement. Our government is supposed to represent us, not rule over us. I choose to vote for representatives.

  • Bucky posted at 10:11 pm on Fri, Aug 17, 2012.

    Bucky Posts: 108

    " Stop chasing that elusive, perfect candidate."

    I stopped that long ago. My vote is based on who I think will do the least damage to me during their term.

    When SCOTUS made their ruling concerning campaign money, my vote became worth less than a dollar.
    In reality....if I stay home on election day I'll save money.

    And I won't even have to send a check to the Cayman Islands.

  • Mike_Zoril posted at 9:30 pm on Fri, Aug 17, 2012.

    Mike_Zoril Posts: 2831

    Mr. Data...

    I would say that your past votes for Ralph Nader and Ross Perot were not meaningless votes. Voting 3rd party can sometimes cost one party or another the election, assuming that you would have voted for one of the big 2 parties in place of the 3rd party vote. This can actually force the big 2 parties to evaluate the direction they are headed and change their trajectory or risk losing even more votes to a 3rd party in the following election.

  • Mr Data posted at 1:09 pm on Fri, Aug 17, 2012.

    Mr Data Posts: 4062

    Patriot and all….

    Unlike most nations, as citizens of our nation, divine providence has been given to us to choose our rulers; and it is our duty, as well as our good privilege and best interest, to do so every chance we have.

    “Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to PLEASE an individual--or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is ACCOUNTABLE to God and his/her country. " Samuel Adams

    I have wasted my votes in past elections. I have cast votes for Ralph Nader and Ross Perot. It was done as a statement of frustration but they were meaningless votes.

    I agree it is absolutely necessary for every voter in our nation to be, in some minor degree, an informed citizen so as to be able examine and judge for him/her self the tendencies and intentions of whatever political principles and measures they want supported with their vote.

    But throughout our history, most often in our elections the ultimate, or perfect candidate, does not exist. While that is frustrating, we must show flexibility and accept that misfortune as being a part of national politics. Nothing in life is perfect. We must remember that only votes can further preserve the election process itself, which we hold most dear to us, and which we will always strive to perfect.

    As voters we have had an important constitutional power placed in our hands: we are the ones who periodically, at pre-determined times called elections, get the chance to re-balance two branches of our government; ie, the Executive branch and the Legislative branch. Under our influence, those two branches then get to act as one in collaboration with the power of electing a third branch – the Judicial branch.

    Those who vote can have a powerful impact on national and public policy and, hence, our government. All of us ‘constituents’ are affected by our government and should have political concerns / opinions. Whether it be the direction of an issue, our national policies, or the priorities of our government budget spending. Our feelings CANNOT and WILL NOT be heard if we choose to simply vote in a manner that will not exert our influence.

    Reports in the news media this week have indicated that in the 2008 Presidential election 80 million citizens did not cast a vote. They are estimating that this 2012 election almost 90 million citizens will not vote.

    It’s not wonder our nation is struggling. Bad political leaders get elected by all those good citizens (90 miilion) who fail to cast a vote.

    The best thing we can do when voting is to ignore all those TV ads and political party demands.

    Use our own intelligence and tolerance in order to find the candidate with the attributes closest to meeting our personal beliefs and desires. Stop chasing that elusive, perfect candidate. They don't exist. Stop ignoring those candidates from the OTHER party just because they are in the other party and without learning what they believe.

    And strive to BALANCE our government branches politcally rather than loading them up with one single party philospophy. That super-majority control failed us in Washngton from 2008 - 2010 with Obama and the Democrats incompetents; and it didn't work here in WI in 2010 -2012 with Walker and his GOP bullies.

    We should at least be able to learn from our past mistakes.

  • billtinder posted at 10:38 am on Fri, Aug 17, 2012.

    billtinder Posts: 4850

    Other then the hair-splitting going on here, I think we can ALL agree the the process as it stands is corrupted and flawed and is in bad need of revising.
    The simple fact remains that no matter who we vote for, the underlying problems will continue to be ignored intentionally.
    How to fix that remains a mystery.

  • Mike_Zoril posted at 10:30 pm on Thu, Aug 16, 2012.

    Mike_Zoril Posts: 2831

    To be fair, Patriot never said he/she would not vote but rather not vote for the lesser of two evils. This makes sense. After all, why would anybody want to waste their vote by voting for evil?

    I did not vote for Obama in 2008 and that turned out to be a good choice. Additionally, I did not vote for McCain in 2008 either - I suspect that was also and equally good choice. That doesn't mean I didn't vote, however.

  • Bucky posted at 9:55 pm on Thu, Aug 16, 2012.

    Bucky Posts: 108

    "If you forfeit your vote .. you likewise forfeit your right to complain!"

    Any taxpaying citizen has the right to complain, just as they have the right to choose not to cast a vote in any given election.

    What's part of the problem is UNINFORMED VOTERS..and...people casting a vote just because they've been told if they don't vote they can't complain.

  • Mr Data posted at 8:19 pm on Thu, Aug 16, 2012.

    Mr Data Posts: 4062

    Too bad, Patriot.

    Your handle doesn't fit your character.

    With an Ostrich-like strategy like yours (sticking your head in the sand and not voting), you wind up being a part of the problem. And not part of the solution.

    If you forfeit your vote .. you likewise forfeit your right to complain!

  • Patriot2012 posted at 7:52 pm on Thu, Aug 16, 2012.

    Patriot2012 Posts: 234

    Mr. Data, no one is going to "lead" us out of this mess. We don't elect leaders, we elect representatives according to the Constitution.The people are supposed to have the power in this country, but the power structure has been turned upside down.The government is out of control. The elections have become an illusion of participation by the people. They are rigged and jerrymandered, our votes go to a media owned corporation where they are summararily ignored.
    But I will never again vote for the 'lesser of two evils' no matter how much worth my vote may be.

  • beloit51 posted at 5:45 pm on Thu, Aug 16, 2012.

    beloit51 Posts: 1639

    Nothing to get excited about with our choice for President,Vice President is There? VOTE in November then relax,Per Mayan calender December 21,2012 is our last day,Finally something to cheer about !

    "Your Humble Servant"

  • Mr Data posted at 7:20 am on Thu, Aug 16, 2012.

    Mr Data Posts: 4062

    How correct you are, Patriot.

    Both political parties have taken this nation over the cliff.

    Further, it is very clear that we should not seek political leaders who are educated and well degreed from those high priced, well connected politically IVY league universities; or from the field of law in general. The past five US Presidents were from Harvard Law or have Harvard MBAs - that includes Obama. 85%+ of Congress hold law degrees. Look at what these highly educated, intellectual imbeciles have done to this nation. It's despicable!

    While in agreement with you patriot .. how will you vote? Who do you choose to lead our nation out of this mess?

    I recall an old axiom ... "BAD politicians get elected when GOOD citizens choose not to vote."

    It always boils down to the lesser of two EVILS, doesn't it?

  • Patriot2012 posted at 8:29 pm on Wed, Aug 15, 2012.

    Patriot2012 Posts: 234

    The American experiment is at risk because of the entire false left/right dem/republicrat system, not because of Obama. Obama is a puppet and so is Romney. And worse are the mindless sheep that keep going along with this evil, corrupt, power hungry oligarchy. "Consent of the governed" mean anything to you?? Turn off the tv and start learning history or we are doomed to repeat it.


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