Obama’s Nasty Habit of Deception to Go Unchallenged? — Karl Rove

Karl Rove (Photo: Twitter: @karlrove)


Because of what I am about to write regarding President Obama, I must begin this post by stating this is my opinion alone and is not intended to reflect the opinion of my fellow MRC writers, Mitt Romney, or the Romney campaign.

I’m not entirely sure why pundits, Romney surrogates, and other “political experts” are so reticent to call out Barack Obama for what he is: A liar. Five days ago I wrote this piece outlining four inherent advantages that Mr. Obama has over Mitt Romney. As President of the United States, prestige alone allows Mr. Obama to lie with impunity as the mainstream media covers for him. Many Americans trust their president implicitly and would never disbelieve him because of their respect for the office of president. Frankly, I strongly believe President Obama, Secretary Clinton, and other senior administration officials are actively involved in a cover-up to prevent disclosure of solid intel they had before the consulate attack in Libya, indicating it was pre-planned and was terrorism.

Yesterday morning, Eric Fehrnstrom was outlining how Barack Obama had been deceptive and did so by providing excellent examples. When asked directly by the FOX anchor if he was calling Obama “a liar” he basically backed down and said “no.” What? Obama is not just dancing around the truth; he is outright lying and he is getting away with it! Before you get after me for writing this, I must say that I do think Governor Romney has definite plans to take care of Obama’s nasty habit of prevaricating.

Yesterday, Karl Rove published his weekly opinion piece entitled, “Obama’s Biggest Opponent Is the Truth.”

When George Stephanopoulos asked Mitt Romney in a Sept. 14 “Good Morning America” interview what he’s learned about President Obama as a debater, the former Massachusetts governor replied, “I think he’s going to say a lot of things that aren’t accurate.”

If Mr. Obama’s debate performance mirrors his campaign, Mr. Romney’s prediction will be dead on. To get a sense of how comprehensive the president’s assault on the truth has been, consider some of his false claims in recent speeches and ads.

One Obama spot says, “To pay for huge, new tax breaks for millionaires like him, Romney would have to raise taxes on the middle class: $2,000 for a family with children.”

That claim has been thoroughly discredited, including by PolitiFact Virginia and editorials in this newspaper. [...]

Another ad says, “As a corporate raider, [Mr. Romney] shipped jobs to China and Mexico.” In response, the Washington Post editorialized, “On just about every level, this ad is misleading, unfair and untrue.” As recently as Sept. 17, Mr. Obama claimed in Ohio that Mr. Romney’s “experience has been owning companies that were called ‘pioneers’ in the business of outsourcing jobs to countries like China.” But that claim, too, is a fabrication.
[...]
Candidates always have disagreements, arguing over the meaning of events or evidence. But Mr. Obama has taken ordinary political differences beyond anything we’ve seen. Every day, it seems, he attempts to disqualify his opponent through deliberate and undeniable falsehoods.

[VL: I call "falsehoods" ------> "lies"]

Barack Obama plans to be re-elected through cunning deceit…lying

This is only one side of a two-sided coin. The president can’t tell the truth about his own record either.

For example, Mr. Obama said at a Univision Town Hall on Sept. 20 that his biggest failure “is we haven’t gotten comprehensive immigration reform done.” The president then did what is second nature to him: He pinned the blame on Republicans. The problem with this excuse is that the Democrats controlled Congress by huge margins in the first two years of his presidency—and Mr. Obama never introduced an immigration bill or even provided the framework for one.

In the same interview, Mr. Obama claimed that his Justice Department’s botched “Fast and Furious” gunrunning program was “begun under the previous administration.” This time it was ABC’s Jake Tapper correcting the record, pointing out, “it was started in October 2009, nine months into the Obama presidency.”

The most troubling recent example of Mr. Obama’s serial dishonesty is his administration’s effort to deny that the attack on our consulate in Benghazi was a premeditated terrorist assault, as if the truth would somehow tarnish Mr. Obama’s foreign-policy credentials.

Voters expect politicians to stretch the truth. But when the offender is as persistent with mistruths, half-truths and no-truths as Mr. Obama is, voters expect the other candidate to blow the whistle. They want their leaders to show toughness and be competitive. Which brings us back to the coming Oct. 3 debate, to be followed by two others on Oct. 16 and 22.

During these widely watched events, Mr. Romney must call out the president. That is not so easy: Mr. Romney can’t call Mr. Obama a liar; that’s too harsh a word that would backfire. Mr. Romney must instead set the record straight in a presidential tone—firm, respectful, but not deferential. And a dash of humor is worth its weight in gold.

While Mr. Romney must point out the president’s misrepresentations, he can’t take on the role of fact-checker-in-chief. He should deal comprehensively with several of Mr. Obama’s untruths and, having done so, dismiss the rest as more of the same.

By carefully calling into question the president’s veracity, Mr. Romney will have the opportunity to provide context: Mr. Obama doesn’t shoot straight because he can’t defend his record and has no agenda for the future except the status quo, stay the course.

What exactly about the past four years do Americans like? And why would they want four more years like them? Mr. Obama knows how most Americans would answer these questions, which is why he is being so fast and loose with the truth. Mr. Romney’s job is to shine a light on this for voters.

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43 Responses to Obama’s Nasty Habit of Deception to Go Unchallenged? — Karl Rove

  1. Terry says:

    We’ve got a liar in the White House, and a Secretary of State who absolutely should be held accountable for the American deaths that have occurred overseas in the past few weeks. Both Obama and Hillary have been a huge embarrassment to this country. Instead of apologizing for the tape–which was NOT the cause of the rioting anyway–Obama and crew should have told the rioters “oh…your feelings were hurt? Too bad. Get over it.” Freedom of speech is still a right in this country last time I checked. So somebody dissed a religion. Mormons and others have been putting up with that for decades now.

  2. Cathy says:

    Vic, I agree wholeheartedly. “Liar” is not too strong a word, especially when the lives of people are at stake. When one lies, trust is gone, so everything else he says is suspect.
    Yes, Mitt will have to address Obamas “fabrication of truth”, and I know he will. It will be up to those that listen and hear if it puts a question in their minds, especially when so many minds are closed. I hope there’s enough open minds and hearts that see through the “cool dude, nice guy” veil of destructive deception.

    Romney and Ryan will win because they are truthful, even if the truth hurts once in a while. I’d rather be told the truth, than be lied to when all is lost.

  3. Annette S says:

    When Sean Hannity asked Mitt Romney how he thought he could beat Obama earlier this year he said….”If truth is the standard, we will win!”……I have put this quote at the end of my posts many times, because I believe it is true. I believe that the truth is Obama’s biggest opponent as Rove says. Romney also told Bret Baier just recently…..”There will be a chance at debates to talk about truth and fiction.”

    Obama has misrepresented himself and Romney on so many different fronts. I believe the Romney campaign when they say the debates will be a GAME CHANGER. Obama has miscalculated if he thinks he can stroll through the debates when the truth is NOT on his side. Some think Romney will be too nice to Obama. That’s laughable. Romney sees Obama as a huge road block to the path of freedom and prosperity for our country. He has a hard edge if necessary. He has command of the facts, pragmatism, integrity and the desire to expose the truth to the American people.

    As Karl Rove has said “He (Romney) should deal comprehensively with several of Mr. Obama’s untruths and, having done so, dismiss the rest as more of the same.”
    Exactly!…..Romney will pick which battles to comprehensively pursue. It will be those issues that are the most important to Americans. Obama cutting Medicare by $716 billion to pay for Obamacare is one argument that I believe Romney will show as a betrayal. If Romney can show deception on several fronts than Americans will wonder what else he has lied about.

    Obama is in love with being president. He is not in love with the job of being president. He goes against everything that has made this a great country. We need Romney/Ryan!

    Vote for the Truth! Vote for Freedom!

    Vote for Romney/Ryan….2012!!

  4. Cathy says:

    Also, where’s all the uproar and outrage over the terrorist attack in libya. The liberal main stream media is keeping a low profile and hiding the story to protect their buddy Obama. This is treason and they are traitors to their country. A true travesty and shameful to all Americans that love truth, ethics and moral responsibility.

    Do you want a man like Obama back in office? We will never survive another 4 years of his lies and deceit.

    Vote for truth, Romney 2012 and beyond.

  5. AfricanforRomney says:

    Obama Commander -in- Lies presidency is disgraceful. I never seen such a thing in my life. He has Zero, none integrity. He has no interest fixing the economy, no interest finding the truth with American people, no interest telling the truth what happend in Libya. This is the guy who kept his school records a secret. Suddenly this week the incompetent Obama become a job creator, care about people, tough on terriorsts, the funny one is after he expoldes the national debt, he’s a “patriot”. Give me a f… break! Everything revealed to the media in the end of Sep. What a coincidence?
    If it is not about the disgusting media, empty chair won’t run for the 2nd term with these shitty records.

    Is it Nov 6 yet? errrrrrrrrrrr

  6. Peggy Ricks says:

    I think the man has no sense of caring for anyone but himself. An old saying applies to him: “How do you tell when he’s lying? When his mouth is open.” But if he’ll lie to win so he can screw America over what else will he do.

  7. Ann says:

    Amen to Carol Rove’s observations about Obama’s lies! “O” is so intent on keeping his present positon of power, privileges and prestige he doesn’t even answer “Present” when the job calls!!!!! He is campaigning! AWOL! I personally hope and pray that all Americans will listen to the truths that Romney and Ryan are telling us, instead of the lies coming from Obama’s mouth! THE TRUTH WILL WIN! GO ROMNEY AND RYAN!

  8. Cathy says:

    This was taken from ‘Independents for Romney ‘ on Facebook today . But it was so timely I wanted to share it. The wording was so good that it I couldn’t have said it any better.
    Also from a foreigner from his perspective which is enlightening and prophetic.

    “This is a great commentary! It’s very true. No one in their right mind could vote for O again.

    Editorial from the Prague newspaper Prager Zeitungon:”

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming
    the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president.”

  9. Victor Lundquist says:

    Cathy: What a GREAT quote! They don’t get any better than that! It is poetic even.

  10. Beverley Clement says:

    Everything I have read here is absolutely accurate. If anyone thinks a “free phone” and “other free things”, will improve our economy, lower unemployment, or restore our country’s reputation and standing in the world, much less make us energy independent, you need a rapid awakening to the TRUTH. If Obama is re-elected, he has already positioned himself to destroy The United States of America forever. We will cease to exist under The United States Constitution. I tremble to think of this fact. Those who may think I am “hating on Obama”, I suggest you look into what has been written here for yourself.

  11. Lizzie says:

    I fear Obama will be given the questions before the debates. Are there any safeguards for this? Will Romney get questions that won’t allow him to challenge Barack’s lies?

  12. Judith says:

    Reading these comments, it’s clear that a lot of people need to check in to Reality Rehab. Otherwise they are going to wake up on 11/7 and be in for the shock of their lives.

    Rove calling ANYONE a liar… Good one!

  13. Ashley says:

    Judith, what are you saying? “Rove calling ANYONE a liar… Good one!”. Because scrolling up to the top of the page… I believe he just blatantly called Obama “a liar”. A big one by what he wrote. And “Reality Rehab”? Everyone is entitled to his/her opinion, and I know that you are entitled to yours. I know it. But did you read the article? And not just “reading these comments”? Have you conducted your own research? And have you seen the media? The media for once is NOT telling the truth that many do not want to hear, the dirt that the media so often likes to show. Instead, or as happens quite frequently nowadays, the media is afraid or blind or just likes to hide much of the truth. When hiding the truth… much is lied about. I respect your opinion, but when posting it on a page where your opinion basically is already proven to be somewhat ignorant, I am not sure what you hoped to achieve. It was hilarious to read the whole page then come to your comment though, thanks Judith! :)

  14. AfricanforRomney says:

    Judith,
    Obama supporters can’t handle the truth. Read @ WSJ the entire opinion piece if you know how to read. Unfortunately, Gov Romney can’t call the blame-in Chief publically a liar, however he’ll tell the truth.
    The fact, Obama is a spectacular failure and a lier! Among many lies, he lied to the American people about the Diplomats cruel death in Libya for his political gain. What a disgrace!

  15. Judith says:

    African,
    Are you, too, living in the bubble? Do your news sources include anything other than Fox News? Surveys show that folks who get their information from Fox News have less knowledge that people who don’t get ANY news.

    What is your favorite fact check website? ( Fox News is NOT a fact check website. In fact, the garbage they spew keeps a lot of fact checkers employed). Can’t wait to hear your answer!

    Be on the lookout for those black helicopters!

  16. Judith says:

    Oh, and Fox News and the WSJ are owned by the same person! But you knew that- didn’t you??

  17. Victor Lundquist says:

    Judith: This is a no-whining and no-spewing zone. You will notice this article contains facts. Facts are what we discuss.

    We don’t spew nonsense related to associations. For instance, you will see that we don’t give any space or time to the “birthers” that are constantly spewing. This is a non-spewing zone.

    We invite you to contribute to the debate with facts. The purpose of the comments forum within MRC is to provide a place to debate the facts. Most of our readers follow a number of important sources of news and much of it from the new media.

  18. Judith says:

    Victor,
    Facts??? Really? Let’s see how many facts Romney brings out on Wednesday that make it past the fact checkers.

  19. AfricanforRomney says:

    just fyi i’m not a tv watcher. Who’s your news source? al sharpton? hehehehe You the Odummers need a serious fact checkers for the daily lies of the incompetent Obama’s lies. It is hard to keep up with his morning lies and the afternoon lies.
    “Be on the lookout for those black helicopters”. what is this supposed to mean?

  20. Judith says:

    Wow! Go onto any credible fact check site ( you do fact check, don’t you???) and you’ll see that Romney and Ryan have lots of Pants on Fire and Four Pinochios. And you have the nerve to bring up the subject of lying. You’ve got chutzpah!
    I guess when your guys have no plan which they can sell, it’s down to name calling. Do you think that is going to work against a President whose personal popularity is high? Do you want to run the risk of driving Romney further down? Oh, I know, you think that the polls are a conspiracy of the mainstream media. Don’t you see that people are laughing at you??

  21. Victor Lundquist says:

    Judith, spin it all you want. We placed facts here and you whine and spew.

    Obama is in full cover-up mode looking for the fall guy for thedebacle in Libya when our ambassador and former SEALs were assassinated. He desperately needs folks like you to deflect and spew.

    Please stick to the facts of this post and refute them with hard facts….. Not from liberal rags such as the Washington Post which is in the tank for Obama.

    “Just the facts Mam, just the facts. “

  22. AfricanforRomney says:

    This election about electing a Prez not a celebrity or some kind of popularity contest. If you take your time and research about Gov Romney you’ll learn a lot about his integrity, leadership and compassion. I may add he’s very handsome guy, too. Sure, he’s not slick willy like Obama.

    Stay positive. You’re jumping all over the place. No one is talking about polls, conspiracy…
    The bottom lime is Gov Romney got my vote and many millions out there. Relax, Nov 6 will exodus to vote for Gov Romney.
    Integrity Matters!

  23. Judith says:

    Oh my, where to begin?
    Victor, you seem like a nice young man and I admire your dedication and loyalty to Mr. Romney. I very much enjoy this website ( Will it still be up on 11/7?)
    However, this is the definition of a fact:
    noun
    a thing that is known or proved to be true.
    You start this article by saying that this is your OPINION and then you reprint an article from Karl Rove. I didn’t see any facts there. ( Facts and Rove do not frequently appear in the same sentence) Rove is an interesting case study as he is raising and spending millions of dollars on right wing candidates. He has given lots of money to the Romney PACs. My Republican friends who are close to the situation tell me that he is pulling back from giving money to Romney to place the money in an effort to salvage some of the Senate races they thought were in the bag, but are being damaged by the top of the ticket . It seems pretty clear now that the Dems are going to increase the number of seats in the Senate and the Republicans are now sweating out the House. Rove is worried about the future as people who have been dumping money into his organizations will be reluctant to give him money in the future if the money they gave this year turns out to be wasted.

    Ryan and Cantor are even worried about their seats in Congress. Ryan is running Congressional ads in Janesville. Wow! Could he lose two elections in one day?

    And African, I know a lot about Romney. He was my governor for four years and my family has a lake house close to his in NH. Do you know why he did not run for re-election in Massachusetts? Because his approval rating was in the low 30′s, still a record in Massachusetts for Governor. (Victor, THIS is a fact)He pretty much ran the state into the ground. ( Victor, THIS is an opinion.) Have you ever given any thought as to why he’s losing big in Massachusetts and dragging Scott Brown down with him?
    The President;s people are hoping that Romney gets aggressive on Wednesday as Romney’s command of the facts so far has been pretty abysmal. Politifact ( those pesky FACTS) has rated 42 percent of Romney’s statements as Mostly False, False or Pants on Fire.

    So perhaps you’d better look in a different direction than to try to make your case on the facts.

  24. Judith says:

    Breaking News:
    2,000 Turn Out for Biden in Florida as 725 Show up for Ryan in New Hampshire

  25. AfricanforRomney says:

    Gov Romney didn’t run for a 2nd term in MA and SO What? I’m glad he didn’t. It is not easy serving as a GOP with bunch of majority wackos. I give him so much credit giving it a shot for one term. Duh! if your statement is true, obviously no comparison b/n FL and NH. The good news is we’re closing the gap in NH.
    You keep talking about facts. Who’s running Chicago thugs style politics? Unaired excerpts from the Obama 60 minutes interview “Do we see sometimes us going overboard in our campaign, are there mistakes that are made“. My advice to you is think critical.

    Btw, Gov Romney has nothing to do with Senate races There are so many factors contributes why the senate sits are shaky. It differer from state by state MO, WI, CT don’t share the same problem.
    Rove is very optimistic and at the same time cautious about this election season. You’re just repeating the lefty media gossip “journalism”.

    We will WIN!

  26. Judith says:

    African,
    Do you seriously believe that the problems Romney and Ryan are having won’t affect the races down ticket??? Why are fewer and fewer Republican candidates willing to share the same stage as Romney or Ryan? Have you ever heard of the coattail effect? Ask any Republican down ticket and they’ll tell you what’s happening is making their campaigns harder.
    I admire your optimism. I would really admire you if you will invest some of your hard earned money by taking a chance on Romney on Intrade and download your receipt for all to see. The commodities markets give Romney a very small chance of winning and true believers can make a healthy profit by putting money on Romney, if he wins.
    Show us what you’re made of! Make us proud!

  27. Victor Lundquist says:

    Judith, Santorum followers invested heavily in Intrade.

    Any person voting for Obama believes in more of the same in the economy and jobs. Static, down, stagnant, flat….. Plus $1.5 trillion a year added to our great great grandchildren.

    Great thinking.

  28. AfricanforRomney says:

    Thank you for the unexperianced, un-organized community organizer Prez Obama, i’m putting my pennies under my matters now let alone recycling it Intrade. Saving money in the bank used to be a privilage 3+ years ago (wow, it feels like zillions years! doesn’t it?)now, the corrupt Fed, Bernanki and Obama’s endless printing money is giving me zero hope.Okay!

    I’ll let you to play with Intrade. I’ll pass the game this time until “WE” the people replace Obama on Nov 6!

  29. AfricanforRomney says:

    Btw Judith, i could be wrong, but you don’t seem the typical Obama voter this time around. I think you’re suffering post ’08 Obama syndrome (you know after hopey and changey failed). I think you’re just tasting Romney/Ryan camps. The water is warm and cozy so, jump on the winning side. Hey, Ryan is a very handsome guy! Something to think for voting a very handsome ticket. Plastic-Biden is a Dino Democrat.
    Hope, jah will look over your shoulder to change your mind for Romney/Ryan.
    Peace!

  30. Judith says:

    My Dear Friends Victor and African,
    Do you really want the conversation to turn to government spending? Go back into the Congressional Budget Office stats and you’ll see that there were virtually no federal deficits until Reagan came into office. He is obviously the father of the American deficit ( THIS is a fact). Twelve years of Reagan/Bush and the national debt exploded. They never once submitted a budget which was balanced nor vetoed the budget which was submitted to them. Clinton comes in and corrects the course, creating the largest surplus in the history of the world and putting us on a course to payoff the national debt. Then W came in and we had the largest deficit in the history of the world when he left. He never paid for anything. And Ryan voted for every penny of the Bush expenditures. How can anyone seriously say he is a fiscal conservative?
    How’s the stock market doing? Again, go back to 1950 and see how the market has performed under Democratic administrations v Republican administrations. Not even close. As you probably know, the Dow has doubled during the Obama years and most economists feel that the underpinning of the economy strong. Wall Street is giving the President lots of money and there’s no secret why. The recovery has been slow. What have the Republicans done to help? Obstruction is not helping. The approval rating of Congress is hovering around 10%. That’s why Ryan is not helping and can’t attract large crowds. ( I went to a Romney/Ryan event a few weeks ago. Tickets were VERY easy to get. President Obama came to town for an appearance in a much larger venue and it was nearly impossible to get a ticket.)
    Enjoy the day and God Bless you all!

  31. AfricanforRomney says:

    Of course, govt spending should be the #1 concern for this nation. Oh, Bubba comes and corrected it? It was b/c of GOP majority. We know what Bubba’s performed.wink, wink Well, W is my fav Prez, yes got started expanding b/c of 9/11 and two wars (yeah, W is not immune from the blame to some degree).

    Com’n stock market is not #1 indicator for the current economy situation. It could be a good indicator of the sentiment out there. Certainly, the #s make you fell good temporaily. If i were you i would look the unemployment claim, rates. My indicator is my own wallet. It ain’t lie. You would think the stock market is doing good b/c the artifical money being pumped in the system.

    Obama’s blame games are endless instead of taking accountabiltiy, responsiblity what he has done to this economy. We can list prior Prez, we can look history, the bottom line is Obama don’t understand the economy! the unexperianced Prez Obama is destroying the American economy.We need to replace him with Romney/Ryan who can read a balancesheet, a job creator, a proven leader.

    It is late for you to complain about Ryan ticket, though. Ryan is not my choice, however my priority is the top ticket Gov Romney. Given the media bias coverage, i think Ryan is doing great. It depends on the circumstances, you can’t judge campign events by the size. I know Obama camps are busing around college, high school kids. google the recent gov romney’s events in OH, FL he’s been attracting thousands, thousands of citizens. It is very shocking! What you get from Gov Romney events is SUBSTANCE.

    You’ve a month to think about it. Let’s know if you’ve a change of heart for Gov Romney/Ryan vote!

  32. Judith says:

    My Dear African,
    Apparently you haven’t heard of the Rmoney debacle at the Univision appearance last week. The candidates were told they could have their Hispanic supporters in the audience but they were not allowed to cheer. Well. Rmoney didn’t have enough Hispanic support in the Miami area so they bused in a bunch from outside. Then Rmoney bronzed his face to make him look more Hispanic. Unfortunately he actually looked a lot like Boerner’s twin, raccoon eyes and all. Then Rmoney didn’t like the introduction to start the program and he refused to come onstage. He threw a hissy fit and forced them to reshoot the opening. Then his bused in minions continually cheered for all of his answers. What disaster. Do you really think that a man who couldn’t organize a three car funeral should be the leader of the free world.
    Again, what are your favorite fact checking sites?
    I prayed for you at church today!

  33. Terri Goldsmith says:

    Victor and African:
    You have to hand it to Judith to come on this website and present FACTS which have been checked out and not on Fox News.
    If you would get your head out of the sand, you could see that Romney’s campaign is in a bad way and now they are saying that choosing Eddie Munster – oops I am sorry – Paul Ryan for VP was a mistake.
    I am one of the 47% that Romney insulted. When one speaks from the heart you get the truth. That is the truth – Romney would be the President for the wealthiest Americans – not for the average man. I can’t help but scratch my head to wonder what you are all thinking supporting Romney – unless of course you are all Millionaires ????
    -

  34. AfricanforRomney says:

    Wait a sec! Despite your incorrect info the FL poll shows tie or Romney/Ryan up by 1 or 2 which is very encouraging after Obama trying to pimp hispanics vote by bribing them with open borders. wahhh, wahhhh who got their vote then? 50/50 at least for now.

    Gov Romney’s Univision appearance was very presidential, excellent response for all the questions he got, he was very well received, respected unlike the incompetent blame-in chief Obama who couldn’t answer his Libya cover ups juvenial foregin policy, the fast and furious killings, his false promises for immigration reforms. He was agitated by all the questions and he was doing the usual, bribing talk, lecturing, treating them like a bunch of grade schollers. What were you watching? Hispanics are very smart people they care about quality education, jobs, good paying jobs, economy, less crowded schools, less crowded hospitals. I don’t really care for your little silly gossip stories behind the univision curtain. I do like what i see! I’m very proud of his presentation at Univision. In fact, Gov Romney got very good reviews. Suggest you to watch it over instead of creating fabricated stories.

    Prayer is very welcome. I go to church for X-mas and easter so, please do! Prayers WORKS!

  35. AfricanforRomney says:

    Terrie,
    Gov Romney didn’t insult anyone.You know exactly what he meant to say. If you feel that way i can’t help you. Gov Romney is a very compassionate person who cares for ALL Americans unlike Obama a far, far left party leader Prez. Open your ear and eye. If you listen Obama’s propaganda, endless lies sure, he will cover your brain from discovering the reality, the truth. Be open minded. Don’t be trapped by Obama class warfare, divisive campaign strategies. He just want your vote. Obama never care, doesn’t care about you, NO interest in the future either.
    Ask yourself below question. You don’t need fox or any so called news media to find the truth for you. The answer is in your hands. gogogogogogo

    Are you Better off than four Obama misearable years Ago?

    Are you better off now then six trillion dollars ago?

    Romney/Ryan=Integrity=Job Creator=Authentic Leader!

  36. Victor Lundquist says:

    Terri,

    Thank you for visiting the site. Obviously, I disagree. If you choose to click on my name at the top of this post (it is a hyperlink), you will find all of the posts I have put up and discover why I support Governor Romney. There is nothing productive that is derived from a tit for tat exchange to which this thread has devolved.

    First, I am far from a millionaire and probably will not be one in my lifetime, though I know I could attain that goal if it were a priority, which it is not. Though I presently pay federal income tax, I have been in the 47% in my lifetime when I did not earn enough to pay federal income taxes. Though I do not know Mitt Romney personally (have met him a few times), I know the man. Again, I will not stoop to a tit for tat exchange. Suffice to say Mitt Romney has done more for the poor of this country, on a personal basis, than Obama could even dream of doing. Any person that has studied Mitt Romney the man for more than 10 minutes will discover story after story of his taking personal time to lift the unfortunate, underprivileged, and the poor of heart, spirit, and wealth. I don’t need to prove that for his reputation in this regard is without reproach. Mr. Obama has no record in this regard whatsoever. Any “good” he may wish to point toward is derived from government largesse and nothing more.

    This election comes down to a stark difference of either the Obama way of taking resources from those that create wealth and placing it with government entities that are notorious for ineffective and inefficient use of funds. For example, where the government would spend say $50,000 “to help” a community, the private sector would accomplish the same task at half the cost, at a higher quality delivery and execution, and get it done much faster. You can disagree all day about that, but this is proven and it is fact. Government is inefficient and corrupt by nature. Our founders knew this well and it is precisely why they did everything they could to limit it.

    Respectfully, you are wrong that Mitt Romney would only serve the wealthy. Mr. Obama has convinced you and millions of others that your best interest is his and that he is best suited to help the poor. If true, we would not see poverty increasing at record breaking levels; we would not see the food stamps program busting at the seams; we would not see permanent disability rolls at historic highs; we would not see general welfare skyrocketing during “a recovery” Mr. Obama touts, etc. Mr. Obama couldn’t care less about the poor. Proof is that he has done nothing with his personal time or resources to help the poor. By contrast, Romney spent his entire life (personal time) when not with his family helping the poor with thousands of hours of his time and millions of his personal wealth.

    As to the practical. This is very simple. Without exception, every large goal and objective Romney has set in his career, he not only attained them, he exceeded expectations. And what did he do along the way? He gave credit to those around him. Look it up. He did that at Bain. He did that in the Olympics. He did that as governor. Right after bowing out in 2008, what did he immediately do? He set out to help McCain with his campaign in full support mode and raising money for him. Clinton did not do that for Obama. Those that opposed Romney in the primaries did not do that for Romney. It is unusual to take the unselfish path. Reagan did the very same thing after his first run. The point is that Romney is well known for attaining goals, execution, and exceeding expectations.

    Now to Mr. Obama. He is not known for leadership at all. What does he do? He blames everybody around him. True leaders NEVER do this. EX: Reagan was slammed in the Iran-Contra affair for not knowing what was going on. Everybody said he was going down because of the scandal. What did he do? He went on national TV and told the world he was the president, it happened on his watch, and he took FULL responsibility for it. What does Obama do? He blames Bush for everything. He blames Congress for everything (guess what? Congress hated Reagan more than the acrimonious congress hates Obama right now…did Reagan blame congress? NEVER. He took his message to the people and told them to write their congressmen and senators to tell them to get off the dime and get it done. And you know what? They did! Reagan led. He met with the leaders ALL THE TIME. He NEVER blamed congress. Never). Obama blames a video nobody has seen for the assassination of four good Americans, one of which was US ambassador. He is now covering it up and trying to get the intelligence community to take the fall. He cannot ask Hillary to take the fall since she needs to run for POTUS in four years. Obama HAS NEVER taken responsibility for anything. He is now trying to convince Americans that he is the new Clinton and that he just needs more time. To do what? Four more years of the same? Why? Really…why?

    By contrast, Obama has accomplished nothing in his lifetime except to win elections. I have created all the lists in previous posts to outline, line by line, every failure of Obama’s and the list is longer than the failures of any past POTUS. In modern times, Carter is considered the worst POTUS. Obama will go down in history as the worst president in modern times. He has accomplished nothing. BTW, this is very simple to prove. How is that? Just look back at all his promises related to the economy, jobs, unemployment, deficits, debt, etc. Just look them up and compare them to his “leadership” to this point. It is dismal and that is charitable. What is going through your head is everything he has done to convince you: It is Bush’s fault. It is congresses fault. Right? True leaders ALWAYS take responsibility for their mistakes and they ALWAYS give credit to others for successes. Obama never does this. There is evidence the attack in Libya was the result of men who wanted revenge for Obama’s constant public bragging about killing bin Laden. Candidly, it is sad. Obama’s level of hubris is matched only by his narcissism.

    Teri and Judith, I do realize you are Obama’s base and have swallowed the hook, line, and sinker. I get it. I know I cannot convince you. Government largess and all the inefficiencies that accompany government execution are important to you. You are American. You have that right. From a fundamental point of view, I strongly disagree. I believe that kind of attitude is completely opposite of the founders’ visions and it destroys personal dignity and respect. I see it all the time around me.

    Mitt Romney is dedicated to restoring dignity and respect and giving every American the hope and dreams and aspirations to become “millionaires” if they so choose as you mentioned. He has the record of accomplishment. Mr. Obama has a horrible record of failure. For me, it is really that simple.

  37. Judith says:

    Victor and African,
    As usual, I very much enjoyed your posts. I’m curious why I never get an answer to the question as to which are your favorite fact checker websites. I’m guessing none. Republican Congressman Peter King was recently interviewed by Soledad O’Brien of CNN and he went on a tirade of President Obama’s alleged ” apology tour.” Ms. O’Brien happened to have transcripts of all of these speeches with her and she asked Congressman King to point out specifically where the President had apologized. He was unable to state any specific instance of an apology. She then told Congressman King that many of the fact check sites found no evidence of any apology in any of these speeches and the Congressman went into another tirade about not believing in fact checkers.

    Is this where this has gone? Do you or do you not believe in facts and are willing to have your “facts” examined by fact checkers.

    I suppose the stock answer is that the fact check sites are all liberal leaning. Well, how about Fact Check.Org. This was created by Walter Annenberg and is a project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center. In case you don’t know who Walter Annenberg is, ( was- as he is deceased) he was a multimillionaire and an extremely close friend of Ronald Reagan. In fact, when Reagan left the White House, he immediately flew to Japan to give a few speeches for which he was paid millions of dollars, an obvious payback for favors he did for Japanese industry while in office. Then he flew to, no, not the ranch we all saw in the photo ops while he was president, but to his $2M home in Belair which the aforementioned Walter Annenberg purchased for President Reagan as a gift. Nancy still lives in this house.

    ( As in interesting aside, W didn’t return to his Crawford ranch after leaving the White House. He lives in a mansion in Dallas. Do I spot a trend here???)

  38. AfricanforRomney says:

    Judith,
    You seem a very generic Dems who’s obsessed with this fact org. thing. hehehe I think some point you need to separate Vic and I. Vic belongs to this site, he’s one of HUGE contributor. He’s doing an excellent job letting the facts out for the viewers. I African is a die hard Gov Romney supporter, a frequent visitor to this site just to keep my sanity.

    As far as i know the fact check org is designed to keep track the incompetent Obama’s morning and afternoon lies. If i were you, definately i need fact.org to keep my sanity. Dems throw out all types of garbage lies out there.kekekeke

    I’m an old fashinoed political junkie, well, you’ve to walk a very fine line with politics and so called “fact”, though. I African myself is a fact check.org. I don’t need an outside org to guide me or i don’t allow anyone to twist my arms for their political gains.

    I stopped watching CNN even the int’l in late 90′, very dissapointed with CNN, not interested going back to them at all. Regarding, Obama’s apology, you don’t have to waste your time with fact check.org. Just listen Obama’s juvenial foreign policy speechs from 2008-present, abroad or in here including last week UN speech. I had hard time separating Obama’s speech from Ahmdinejad. I do agree 110% with congressman King requesting Susan Rice’s resignation. Susan Rice is a disgrace!

    Have fun with your “FACT” hunting!

  39. Roy says:

    Ladies and Gentlemen,
    Very interesting conversation you have going here. Lots of good give and take.
    However, what troubles me is the apparent disregard for facts, more specifically, contributors posting things without any concern for the truthfulness of their position. I read a lot of blogs and some are carefully researched and written and others are just loose talk.
    Now that there are so many fact checking sites for all to easily research most political positions, it’s hard to fathom why so many people choose to ignore them.
    As Thomas Cooper said” Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.”
    The way I see it:
    Facts = Truth
    Truth = Integrity
    Integrity= Respect
    Let’s all try to be seekers and allies of the truth. The upcoming debates will be most interesting. Let’s see who is the most truthful.
    I look forward to the continued conversation here.

  40. AfricanforRomney says:

    Roy,
    Well said. We all should follow where the truth at and the facts. The problem with todays media is that there’s no “news”, it is poisned by personal opinions and political agenda including the major news media blogs.

    This site is intended to support Gov Romney’s election so, it is up to the viewer to decide. They’re not career bloggers or a news media org bloggers. They bring to the viewers what they think is inforamtive, important to Gov Romney’s election process. Yes, they expressed their opinions, but they presented to the viewers in a very tasteful manner. It is upto the viewer/reader to agree or disagree on the topic and come up to your own conclusion.

  41. Joan C. says:

    The problem with people like Judith is that we all have to live with her and others uninformed decisions. Romney allowed Ted Kennedy and the democrats to influence him. He still left the state with a surplus. Hasn’t happened since has it? The state is now deep in debt with Democrats in total control. You may live near him but you don’t know him. We should all be as good to others and as charitable as he is. We would have a a great role model in him as president. On late night TV Obama was asked about the debt. HE DID NOT KNOW WHAT WE OWE! The man has no business experience or background to handle the job. Comparing Romney’s experience to Obama’s, is like comparing grammar school to a doctorate degree. Romney is so far over his head, I cannot believe that anyone would think about giving Obama four more years.

  42. Victor Lundquist says:

    To the title of this blog post, Romney challenged Obama tonight in the first debate and Obama had to force himself to look up and make eye contact.

    Weak.

    Meek.

    Whine…whine…

    That is all Obama had.

  43. Joan C. says:

    This debate showed what I have known all along. Mitt Romney is a genius. He understands business and how this country works. A vote for Obama is a vote to push us over the financial cliff. He does not understand our economy and wants us to change what has made us successful for 200 years. Vote for Mitt if you want to save the country.