Protesters demonstrate against Obama during visit

A number of protesters gathered in downtown Sandusky on Thursday to demonstrate their opposition to President Barack Obama.
Jessica Cuffman
Jul 6, 2012

A number of protesters gathered in downtown Sandusky on Thursday to demonstrate their opposition to President Barack Obama.

Bill Roberts, running for congress in Michigan, and fellow protestor Alan Egre, said they’d encountered reactions of all kinds since they’d been camped out at about 9:30 a.m. Their goal is to impeach Obama, upsetting him so another Democrat can run for president in the fall election.

“Are you ready to dump Obama?” Roberts asked one driver.

“I’ve been ready,” she said with a thumbs up, before pulling out of the driveway.

For more on the protests of the Obama visit, pick up a copy of Friday's Register.

Comments

trouble shooter

FOOLS!

deertracker

These people and their signs look real silly!  I bet more than half the people there had no idea what they were protesting.  These people make Americans look uneducated!

rickross

Best Obummer pics so far!

deertracker

Hey rick,

Are you that rapper guy?

newcreation1996

What a shame that some people have to act like spoiled children. Whether we like the president or not, he deserves to be treated with respect just like any other person. Sad that our city was represented in this manner.

happycamper01

Idiots!  Save your protest for election day and then get out and vote.  Campaign for who and what you believe in but protesting the President is stupid because what are you hoping to achieve?  That he will change his agenda?  Doubtful.  He is President until election day at the very least.  I hope he will be for another 4 years.  If Romney becomes President he will do to the whole country what he did to Massachusetts:  he will put us in a hole much deeper than what you think Obama has created, one that will take many years for us to recover from.  I will fight to prevent him from doing that because I lived in Massachusetts during his stint and I know how bad it was and still is.  That state is still trying to recover.  Also, Massachusetts has manadated health care.  Check it out!

Biden/Obama 2012!!!!!!!!!!!  Four more years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

juggalo7

 i bet these same people voted for bush who ran us down into the grond. i feel bad for those kids there holding a sign that their parents made them hold.. kids don't know much about whats going on, so why make them go with you to try and impeach a president who is busting his a** trying to fix this country..

Swamp Fox

juggalo7, typical Obama supporter lacking even basic grammar and spelling skills, another product of the NEA.

rickross

yep. I'm a mutli-millionare rapper that likes to make jokes on the register site! Hollywoods boring, Sandusky has all the excitement!

happycamper01

"Impeach Obama!"  Why???  "Because he hasn't fixed in four years the horrible mess that took Bush 8 years to create." 

 

Biden/ Obama 2012

Super Judge

 super judge was there. i was inspecting some of my fellow protesters and those who didnt fit the bill as a true conservative were encouraged to move along. the second admenment enforces the first admendmat. never settle fr anything but the republican way.

Home Boy

deertracker....I'd put my money on the people you refer to holding their signs being a hell of lot smarter than the ones holding signs in support of the annointed one as far as knowing what they are protesting.

Feb 23, 2009, per the annointed one................"and that's why today I'm pledging to cut the deficit in half by the end of my first term". Well, in all fairness I guess he does still have six months to do that. Ya, right.

 

albrooks

Shame on you, Sandusky Register! 

Click on the video link and the heading reads that protests were "mostly" peaceful.

Either Sandusky Register is guilty of poor reporting or bias. 

Please, Sandusky Register, what prevented the protests from being completely peaceful?  You certainly didn't get it on film, the video clip just about put me to sleep.  

Check yourself, Sandusky Register!  It just kills you to see the opposition act respectfully and within the law. 

deertracker

I thought that was you Rick.......lol!

 

It's all over homeboy, your rock awaits you!

Erie Countian

These people have a right to their opinion. I do not agree with them. There, see how easy that was without resorting to insults and immature name-calling?! The comments regarding the President's visit... and pretty much every other article on this website since comments have been allowed for the past few years...are very disappointing and sad. It's a shame our country has sunk to such a level of polarization and disrespect.  Can't we all just agree to disagree without all this hysteria?

KnuckleDragger

LOL @ deertracker.  You're just mad because from what I could see when I went down there yesterday, there were more protesters than supporters.  Not looking good for the Pres.

KnuckleDragger

@newcreation, Yup about as childish as all the Dems protesting at every Romney rally.  Seems it is ok to protest against a Republican but to protest against the Dems Messiah should be outlawed.  Grow up people!!! Non-violent protest should be encouraged.

mikel

home boy - i like that!  it is apparent that happycamper does not know how to count.  if so they would know that obumbles has added $trillions$ to our deficit and actually, worse per year than bush ever did.  happycamper, how long do you think it will take us to get out from under obumbles deficit numbers alone??  oh wait, you don't know numbers.

i cringe for the day when china asks us to pay up but hey, maybe the messiah obumbles has a plan for that!

Super Judge

 the protest was mostly peacefull, unless you tried to speak your mind in our patriotic zone of truth. move along go drink the coolaid. liberals in hideing like brooks will never truely love america like us true republicans.

deertracker

Oh Knuckle,  you mean embarrassed for our city, not mad!  I knew you would go to see him though!  I have no issue with protesting but little kids, c'mon!  Regardless of what any of the haters say, it was a good day for this city!

SamAdams

The First Amendment exists because the Founding Fathers knew the importance of protecting political speech. Those who didn't care for George W. Bush spoke their piece (oftentimes loudly), and while the entire country didn't agree, nobody suggested they shut up even when they spoke their piece at a Presidential appearance. How is this any different? Those who don't like the current President or his agenda have every bit as much a right to speak out as those who didn't care for the Bush administration's doings.

Sometimes I get the very, VERY bad feeling that there are more than a few people out there who would silence any opinion with which they disagree. I'd point out to each and every one of them that dissent isn't un-American or unpatriotic. In fact, it's just the opposite. It's INVOLVED, which is what EVERYone should be! I'd also remind them that, sooner or later (hopefully, sooner), the shoe will be on the other foot. Would they care to be muzzled when that happens, do you suppose?

I also take issue with the "mostly" peaceful. I only witnessed one incident, and that involved a pro-Obama pair of "baby mamas" who stood behind one group of protesters and screamed "Haters! Haters!" at them. The protestors? Well, they remained focused and didn't bother responding. While the screamers might have wanted to escalate the incident into something more "exciting," it didn't happen. So I'd have to say that I saw nothing on EITHER side of the political aisle that would count as "mostly" or even "barely" less than "peaceful." Shame on you, Register, for implying that there were any incidents otherwise! If there were, let's hear about them. If they weren't, it would only be ethical jouranlism to remove the word "mostly" from any descriptions of what did (and didn't) happen yesterday!

the office cat

SAM...

"The First Amendment exists because the Founding Fathers knew the importance of protecting political speech"  you said it.

Guess you didn't read yesterday where a guy disagreeing with the Firelands Patriots was told to 'take your conversation down there, you're driving people away."  Or hear the guy who claimed to be in charge, when the speaker asked if all First Amendment rights  were denied by the FP "or just mine?"  The Honcho said, "Yours.  Now get ****outa here!"

Ya know, having been teargassed duriing protests in the 70s, I think ANY protest is healthy.

But c'mon now .... 'baby mamas'?  You demean your entire post with that comment.

grandmasgirl

Funny how some people on this site think that it's a bad thing to protest Obama's policies. This has been happening to every president that I can remember. Why is it ok to protest some and not all? Is it because you believe in this man? Many do not. They have a right to their opinion. Personally, I am so tired of all of you who keep blaming Bush for everything. I am surpised that you haven't blamed him for the hot weather, the fires in Colorado, and the storms in Florida. Grow up. Let people have their opinion without all the bashing.

SarahTonin

grandmasgirl said: "Funny how some people on this site think that it's a bad thing to protest Obama's policies."

No grandmasgirl. Who cares if you protest anything? It's how you protest that creats criticism. Saying that I disagree with YOU is OK, but if I call you names and demean you in a disrespectful way, then you have a complaint.

Donegan

"For the people and by the people"

When the citizens lose the right to protest and confront the government with thier own opinions they lose the right to self govern. Be careful of what you wish for, You are working against yourselves *The citizens* in favor of washington elite.

 "It's how you protest that creats criticism" I agree with you.

Oakland Occupy Movement dec 12 2011.

The Big Dog's back

 So bill roberts is running for Congress in Michigan and he doesn't even know what an impeachable offense is. Wonderful.

Julie R.

I'm embarrassed for the city of Sandusky.

rickross

I agree it was a great day for Sandusky. Seeing the "entourage" he brought with him was awesome. He is as "pimp" as it gets. He is the most powerful man in this country and its a once in a lifetime experience. That being said, I still dont agree with him or his beliefs. He is a bad president and a worse American. People have every right to protest in the streets. Especially when their intended target is in the vicinity. It makes more sense than the Tsubaki people protesting for months and months when nobody even cared.

rickross

And for the record, Obama always has protestors at his appearances. You just never see that on the news because the government controls what we do and dont get to see. We had the priviledge of seeing these protestors because of the Register. These photos will never make it to mainstream media. Obama only shows you his supporters.

MBR

Because protesting the president and standing up for what you believe in never leads to positive change. Those who engage in it are stupid and have no respect. Nothing important ever comes from it anyway, so don't bother.

Randy_Marsh

Protesting a president is fine if its the opposition, Protesting a God is just wrong. Just ask the Dem's.

eriemom

 Sam: What was it that you witnessed that made you write ,"involved a pro-Obama pair of "baby mamas"? 

SamAdams

eriemom: Exactly what I wrote. EXACTLY.

digifotogph

I have to give it to you Sandusky...That was by far the worst singing of the national anthem I have ever heard..No real spirit, no Enthusiasm , sounded like you were at a funeral. Well 1 thing for sure...None of you will ever have to worry about getting a job as a singer and you can take that to the bank or credit union..Oh and that ain't Obama's fault.  Did you really listen to yourselves...That should be banned..That was terrible. Cone on Haters...Stand up and be heard...Sing Louder..Are you ashamed about your beliefs..Sing loud and proud. Not like a little baby...

digifotogph

The other sad part of all this is you've gone out and made your kids..whoo have no idea about Government and Economics because they havent even learned about this yet in school cause they are too young, holding anti-Obama signs...Corrupting children to believe and do as you just because they are kids is wrong..Just like teaching a child to hate..Shame on you. This fight is for the children but they can't even make a decesion about what to eat or what video game to buy and you have them on the front lines with protest signs...How sad.. And you wonder why we are in the shape we're in all across the world. Low Blow, way below the belt...Foul !..You should all put yourselves in as you say "Time OUT".

Erie County Resident

@ digfotgph,

You say using children to stand WITH their parents in protest is wrong because they are to young and haven't been schooled yet.

So I'm assuming your saying the schooling includes teachers forceing children to learn to sing the obamanation anthem WITHOUT their parents consent is just dandy?

Also high school teachers berating students and cursing them out before throwing them out of classroom because they have a different opinion than the teacher does. I assume that this ok with you also because the student was "improperly" schooled in the liberal/socialist way?

Now as in your very own words ... What a low blow, way below the belt....Foul !!!

digifotogph

This goes out to the Erie County Resident....What is wrong with you? obamanation anthem?? I believe the National Anthem was created a long time before the President was conceived..Also I believe you are an immigrant from somewhere else just as most Americans except the only real Americans...The Native American Indian...Come on..Is that all you can come up with as a response..Thats very weak. What goes on in a classroom, church, etc has no bearing on this issue what so ever. I simply said that having a small child..age range like 3-6, hasnt a clue about politics and health care issues.. Come on..Dont be so narrowminded that you cant see that. They are still learning who the founding fathers are..and it aint Barney or the Power Rangers. We teach our children. We all as parents have a responsibility to teach our kids about right and wrong. We also teach them about things like morles, values, etc..Well lets say we are supposed to be doing this as parents. Unfortunitly some parents out there teach things like Hate, etc. Kids aren't born into this world with the belief of hate and raceism. This is something they learn at home, through friends they socialize with, etc. To give a child a sign for example and have them stand by at a corner that reads" All white or all Black, Jews, Catholics, Baptist or what ever are bad bad people, and should be sent back to Africa, Germany, Italy,or wherever they came from..That is wrong. They dont understand what it even means. All I'm saying is quit using children to do your speaking for you. They do it because they are told to do it. None of those children holding anti Obama signs or any that will hold an Anti Romney sign, thought up the idea of making the sign up . I dare anyone to say their 3 or 4 year old came up to them and said."Mom, the president is coming to town, Lets all make sign against his policies and protest against him on the street when he gets here...If your son or daughter did this please let me and the world know who this remarkable kid is because if they have that kinda knowledge..They need to be the one in the highest office in the land. Hell I'll even spring for their College tuition for a full ride..Come on people..Think about it.

 

 

Super Judge

 i heard some people tossing around the n word, even super judge thought that was in bad taste.

whaa

Protesting is what this country was founded on.  Protesting is what made this country.  We protested because England was imposing unfair taxes.  We protest TODAY because of an unfair tax imposed upon us and it is called Healthcare.  Keep protesting.  Keep free speech alive because God only knows Obama has completely denegrated the rest of  our Constitution.  God Bless America and God Bless protestors because it is in them we still see the American Spirit alive and well.

The Big Dog's back

 dunny, protest all you want, free country. Of course we weren't allowed to get within a mile of bush when he stopped at Owens Community College. 

Kimo

 

Re: i heard some people tossing around the n word,

Some of your fellow gop are a little more sly, they use the M word.

 

coasterfan

I personally don't worry about the opposition. They will say and do anything to get Romney elected, and he has certainly shown that he will say anything to get elected. I saw an interesting chart of the topics on which Mitt has done a 180 degree flip-flop during the past 12 months. The list covered every single important topic imaginable. Of course, in his case, that's probably a smart strategy: if you never tell people exactly what you believe and give contradictory messages on what you plan to do, you can't later be accused of "not following through with promises". At least Obama has the guts to stand up for something. 

Republicans are upset when Democrats bring up the fact that we are still reeling from the mistakes of the Bush administration. Well...of course we're going to bring it up, because it's still PERTINENT. Anyone who thought that he would get us immediately out of the worst recession in the past 40 years isn't being realistic or fair. They should also remember that Republicans have fought Obama tooth and nail on everything, from jobs bills to fixing our country's revenue deficit.

None of us, Obama included, realized just how much the GOP would stand in the way of recovery. I think he naively thought that Republicans would work with him to solve the economy crisis. But isn't it hypocritical for conservatives to complain about the slow recovery when THEY are one of the main ingredients for keeping the recovery slow? In spite of their intransigence, the job situation began improving halfway through the first year Obama was in office and has shown steady/monthly improvement for the past 2+ years. Unfortunately, we're still seeing GOP senators dragging their heels; many have gone on record saying they will not comply with the recent Supreme Court decision on healthcare. Obama and Dems have repeatedly shown that they are willing to meet the GOP halfway; our country would be a better place if GOP leaders did the same every once in awhile...

No conservative has shown me any evidence as to how returning to the GOP's disastrous fiscal policies (which is what Romney promises) would do anything besides return us to the 2007-2008 recession those very policies caused. Santayana said "Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it".  Romney is hoping that we've forgotten just how bad things were in 2007-2008. He's also hoping that we won't remember that it was HIS party that screwed things up so miserably. Don't know about you, but I'll take 2012 over 2007-2008 any day. And we can thank Mr. Obama for that - the Republicans certainly didn't help one iota with the recovery, so they get no credit in my book.

 

The Big Dog's back

 So true Coasterfan, so true.

MaxFactor

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MrRickStuder

 My favorite protestor was the one-legged guy with the cardboard sign.  I wonder if he has health insurance?

MBR

Shame on you. This fight is for the children but they can't even make a decesion about what to eat or what video game to buy and you have them on the front lines with protest signs...How sad.. And you wonder why we are in the shape we're in all across the world.

Unlike the children who were standing in front of Obama, ooooh-ing and ahhhh-ing in reverence, who were all there of their own free will....?

Randy_Marsh

Congress passes legislation. The president signs it. Who passed legislation 2006-2010? Who gets all the blame? Political spin works on the stupid. The fact is the washington elite are there because of the stupid.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" So vote for the same guy we already have for more of the same. Instead of "Change" we got "Blame"

MrRickStuder

 Randy, I remember the past, his name was George Bush.  Romney=George Bush Light.  "Same Crowd, More Cash but Just as Filling.  I've had enough of that Kool Aid.

The Big Dog's back

 What's hilarious is when these right wingers call Obama an elitist. Can you really get anymore elitist than mittens rmoney? LOL

the office cat

Hey Randy_Marxh.

WHO passed legislation 2010-2012?.

OH! That's right! NOBODY!    The GOoP and Tealiban made sure of that.

ALL THOSE TPRTY/BONER CONSERVATIVES WHO PROMISED TO FOCUS ON  JOBSJOBSJOBS but announced their ONLY GOAL was to make this a one-term president.

Even if he ends up a One-Termer he has accomplished so much more that GW who had both houses six years and the GOoP who had both houses 12 years - and we ended up in the deepest recession since that other great Republican Herbert Hoover sent us down the drain.

Peninsula Pundit

The most entertaining thing about this board, and I've been on them for long enough to remember, was how protestors during the war and the Chimp's reign and the Occupy Movement were Un-American Pinko Commie F**gs according to the exact same posters who post today that protest is Truly American and A Noble Expression of American Freedoms.

So now that the cat's out the bag and we NOW all admit protest is good. Why don't you previous protest-haters come clean and admit your sin?

Confession is good for the soul.

And I respect your right to get out in the street and protest, instead of intimating that you have no job.

I'll even supply a warmed towel so you can more easily wipe the egg from your faces, you hypocrites.

bucknut36

Golly Ma, we jest caint have no darkie in the White House. Shucks no Pa, that would be down right UnAmerican!!!

MBR

Shame on you, Sandusky Register! Click on the video link and the heading reads that protests were "mostly" peaceful. Either Sandusky Register is guilty of poor reporting or bias.

Yes, Matt & Co., please provide details and coverage of the violent, disorderly protests that took place while Obama was in town.

I bet more than half the people there had no idea what they were protesting. 

If that was the case, then it is no different than half of the people who voted/will vote for Obama and have no idea why. There are many people who support him, yet cannot list five political points as to the reasons why. My point is that if there are people who will vote against Obaman but don’t really know why, then it is likely that there are just as many people who will vote for him and feel the same way. It cuts in both directions.

 

Randy_Marsh

Obama = Romney 2.0 Obama's signature piece of legislation is modeled after Romneycare.

Romney= Progressive

Same guy different party.

People are to stupid to know the difference. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/13/mitt-romney-massachusetts-governor-progressive_n_1145948.html He is Progressive. Why dont you like him?

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemed to repeat it"

 

Taxpayer

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Taxpayer

"FOOLS"  "These people and their signs look real silly"  "Idiots"  Well, well!  Here we have the usual hypocrites and the Sandusky Register doing all their "award winning" AP-0bama (Like a Nobel Peace Prize) biased, liberal reporting once AGAIN.  Isn't it wonderful to post pictures of these protestors??  "Ooo, those EVIL, violent, and racist Conservative,TEA Party, Republican protestors."  I am positive you liberal, crybaby, democrack losers MUST have forgotten all about how YOU protest.  How about it Sandusky Register, how many YEARS have YOU blatantly ignored all the file pictures of violence, HATE and RACIST rant by your own liberal democrack party?  How many YEARS have you FAILED to ever print any pictures of how liberal freaks wanted to KILL Bush?  Oops, forgot all about that?  Out of sight, out of mind for the people?  The liberal excrement of hypocrisy continues to diffuse the yielding odor.  Ha! Ha!  Let's REVIEW crybabies.  Let's take a good look at the liberal, democrack agenda.  I WONDER if anyone did this to 0bama, WHAT would happen?  I keep forgetting, it is ALWAYS OK for you liberal whiners and protesters, but how DARE any Conservatives and Republicans do ANYTHING.  Isn't that how it goes LOSERS??  Ha! Ha!  Let's REVIEW!!  I am positive I can recognize many of you wonderful liberal whiners in these file photos the Register REFUSES to print.  Come on liberals, take a look at yourselves.  You should ALL be so proud of yourselves being members of the freeloaders club of entitlements and liberal, democrack party.  Review for yourselves and EAT IT!

http://www.ringospictures.com/index.php?page=20090816  

KnuckleDragger

@BigDog says, "Can you really get anymore elitist than mittens rmoney? LOL"

How about, Sen John Kerry, $193.07 mil, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, 81.63 mil, Sen Mark Warner, 76.30 mil, Rep. Jared Polis 65.91 mil, Sen. Frank Lautenberg 55.07 mil, Sen. Richard Blumenthal 52.93 mil, Sen. Dianne Feinstein 45.39 mil.

Of the top 10 richest members of Congress, 7 are Democrats.  Yup looks like they know the plight of the little man.  Nooooo!!! Their not elitist at all.  LMAO.  Just for giggles I will include Pres Obama's net worth $11.8 million.  Yup, he is just a regular middle class guy.

the office cat

Oh SOREKNUCKLES, There you go again.

Mitt Romney, by his own words, $250 million he REPORTS but pays only 15% because most of his income - again his words - "is not earned" but comes from his (Bain Capital} investments

Did you not see Vanity Fair and others reportiing on all those offshore accounts - whose amounts are unknown - except $49 million he placed in a blind trust in Ann's name just before he became governor.

That makes, what, $299 million we know about?

And what a delightful family vacation on their $10 million estate in New Hampshire.  Is that included in the $250 million worth?

Kerry was villified for windsurfing.  But the Obamas on a jet ski is fine, right.

We now know 'Hypocrisy, thy name is Knuckledragger"

The Big Dog's back

 knucklehead, mittens is worth 255 million, while the Obama's, Michelle and Barack, are worth 6 million according to Forbes. Now, once again, who's the elitist?

mikel

oidonthaveaclue is happy as hel that he stopped yesterday ahead of today's job report!

KnuckleDragger

@Randy Marsh, they don't like Romney because they are racists, and religious bigots. LOL

Swamp Fox

"Mostly Peaceful" once again the newspaper shows their liberal agenda.  I observed this group, couldn't join them because I was working, they were totally law abiding and peaceful, unlike the "occupy" liberal types or the protesters 4 years ago at the McCain rally.  One member of the group commented to me their numbers would have increased if it wasn't during the  workday, some thing that the Obama supporters don't have to worry about.

Super Judge

 if your voteing republican then your voteing against the troops

hilltop

When are you going to understand that no politician cares about you at all. It's election time and, if they can lie or cheat their way into your hearts and gain your trust so that you will vote for them, they've done their job. Then they can move on to the next "big money" election. Maggots and leeches in nice suits and ties.

The only "people" politicians really care about are those with enough money to get them noticed by the media and help them win elections. You know, all the "good guys" like bankers, stock brokers and people with more money than sense. The people who are wringing every last bit of wealth out of the middle class. The only people really cared for by our "benevolent leaders".

I can only hope that both Obama and Romney "self-destruct" in October and Ron Paul gets elected by default.

The Big Dog's back

 hilltop, I can accuse Obama of being naive for thinking he could negoitate in good faith with right wingers, but a liar? Never.

Randy_Marsh

The protection squad is out in force. You have those that will blame everyone who is not thier canidate for everything that has went wrong and blindly defend the president who as everyone has seen is the same as romney. What is really the difference between the two?

 Obama liar, Never. http://www.ksat.com/news/Guantanamo-base-to-get-40M-upgrade/-/478452/15419746/-/qr1t8dz/-/index.html 

Liar.

the office cat

Mr. Marsh...

The difference between the two?

1. Obama has integrity.

2. About $293 million in personal value (only counting the $299 million Rmoney holdings we know about)

3. Definite stated plans by Obama (that's why you can criticize him)

4. Perseverance despite complete unwillingness from GOoP and others.

He can't close Gitmo because none of the state prisons in the US would accept such 'dangerous' prisoners. IDEA: now that Kasich has privatized five prisons, maybe we can put them there.

Do not lump me in with you as 'one of those'. 

Randy_Marsh

Still defending him on a personal basis. Integrity HA!! If you still believe anyone in washington has Integrity you are sadly mistaken. 299 million and counting of his own money Obama has mispent 5 trillion. "Exceeding the debt limit is a sign of the president failure". Perserverence? Again policy wise what is the difference because that is what we are voting for?. NOT if you like him or not. Im sure hes a nice guy and all.

They are BOTH progressive. Why dont you like romney?

the office cat

HILLTOP   sez " The only "people" politicians really care about are those with enough money to get them noticed by the media and help them win elections"

I resent that.  Or maybe I don't qualify as a 'politician'.  There a lot of us out here representing the people every day for 'token' pay, no benefits and sparse financial contributions during campaigns.

BUT.  Maybe you were speaking about all those 'politicians' supported by Karl Rove and Koch Brothers and all the 'citizen' corporations.  Are you aware their money even comes to Teapublicans running for the state legislature?

Until YOU have given of yourself to SERVE your fellow citizens, don't make snide unsupportable comments about the people who do.

That said... say all you want about all those politicians who really don't give a damb about the people they promise to serve.

Pundit

Did anyone see that picture of Mitt Romney being driven by his wife on a Sea Doo?

I'm gonna go ahead and call this election for Obama...

KnuckleDragger

Pundit says, "Did anyone see that picture of Mitt Romney being driven by his wife on a Sea Doo?"  Ah yes, the truth comes out that liberals hate women.  We got a two fer today, Pundit hates women, and office cat is a religious bigot.  The closer we get to November the more difficult it becomes for liberals to hide their bigotry. LOL

The Big Dog's back

 

the office cat

HISTORY LESSON.  Let us review

1787 Constitution written/passed  (Tea Party didn't even know this is the 225th anniversary of the Philadelphia convention).

1787 Congress under Articles of Confedereation passes Ordinance of 1787 establishing laws for the territory from which, in 19 years, Ohio  would gain statehood.

1789  Constitution ratified by 11 of 13 states, replacing the 12-year-old Articles of Confederation and effective in March

1789  Congress passes and George Washington signs the Northwest Ordinance - which confirms the Ordinance of 1787 passed under the Articles. In the ordinance is the provision for land to be set aside for public schools AND a sales tax to pay for public education.

1791  Bill of Rights ratified. 

1803  Tea Party hero Thomas Jefferson (who, btw, didn't care for the final draft of the Declaration of Independence) committed the UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACT   of purchasing Louisiana (a whole lot more than the state) from Napoleon Bonaparte.  Jefferson said he knew he had no Constitutional authority for the purchase BUT noted the purchase was necessary to protect and defend the young US from that horrid Napoleon.

I think today we call that an Executive Order.

SOOOOO let's see.  The Red-haired Champion of the TEA PARTY, established free public education, established the first sales tax, and committed the first impeachable offense by a president and spent federal money like it was his.

But SSSSSSHHHHHHH .  Don't tell the Tea Party!

 

KnuckleDragger

Once again Brutus, which one of them isn't an elitist?  Better yet, which one of them is in the middle class, ie: not rich?  None of them, including Romney. 

KnuckleDragger

@office cat, either you spend all day combing Wikipedia in a vain attempt to make yourself look more intelligent than you are, or your employer is getting short changed, since you spend an awful lot of time on here writing nonsense.  

the office cat

@knuckles.  There you go again.  Do you assume everyone works during the day?

And on what basis do you charge me with bigotry?

Romney and his wife were on their seadoo.  Where is the woman-hatred there? 

It's so much fun baiting you.

KnuckleDragger

No, I don't assume everyone works in the day. But why would I care, I retired this year at age 43 and live nicely off the money I've invested while I was working.  Your comments pertaining to Romneys religion show your bigotry.  The comment about hating women wasn't directed towards you.  I stopped reading your history lessons, most don't contain accurate information.  Apparently you forgot my Master's degree is in History and Governance, and I am an adjunct Professor of History at Cleveland area college (part-time).  I'm not here to debate you on history since the crap you are quoting in most cases, has little to do with what others are talking about, nor does it add to the dialog.  Have a good day, I have to get back to mowing my dead lawn in the sweltering heat.  lol

the office cat

@knuckle

No.  I didn't forget  "my Master's degree is in History and Governance, and I am an adjunct Professor of History at Cleveland area college (part-time)." 

I just didn't know Ashland is 'Cleveland-area".

Most anyone with alphabet soup after his/her name can be an adjunct professor (which always is part-time). Some of us just don't need to flaunt it to inflate our 'authority' and disparage others.

Be careful out there.  With your inflated sense of self - even at 43 - you could bust an artery or stroke out.  You know, "only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noonday sun"... and a 110-degree heat index is even worse.  My degrees are in more practical pursuits pertaining to health and well-being.

Who mows dead grass?

The Big Dog's back

So knucklehead, if you are independently wealthy, why are you posting on here with us middle class folk?

the office cat

@knuckles

I notice in all your purjorative commentary you failed to dispute anything I said in the history lesson....

KnuckleDragger

@officeturd says, "

WHO passed legislation 2010-2012?.

OH! That's right! NOBODY! The GOoP and Tealiban made sure of that.

 

Again, your inability to do simple research has you sitting there with your foot in your mouth.  The Repub Controlled house to date has passed 27 jobs bills (that is just jobs bills not including others).  Of these bills all have been stopped or held up by the DEMOCRAT controlled Senate.  Apparently Dems don't like to admit that they are the ones who are obstructionists.  The Dems in the Senate and the Pres did pass and sign three jobs killing trade agreements though.  Guess we know where they stand on manufacturing jobs. lol

http://www.majorityleader.gov/JobsTracker/

the office cat

Knuckles

Is that what the Boner says...  27 jobs bills.  Which jobs were those?  And HOW were they going to be funded?  Oh yeah, cuts in healthcare, education, 'entitlements' (which the 'entitled' have paid for over decades), heating/cooling assistance programs,

Why don't you talk about REAL legislation?

 

KnuckleDragger

I'm sure they would be funded the same way that ObamaCare is. LOL.  In other words, mostly unfunded.  Read the Health Care bill once, we will be funding this with deficit spending for as long as the eyes can see.  Way to stick to those Democrat talking points, CUTS, CUTS, CUTS.  Were you spoon fed those by MSNBC?  Gotta love sheep.

the office cat

@Dragger.  Keep sippin' that tea.  Even OMB disputes your contentions - or are they ignorant too?  I keep forgettiing you are the only bright one here.

In case you missed it...

BIGOT: a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance

Is Merriam-Webster ALSO a hack?

Now... who has been accusing people of religious bigotry and hatred of women?

Donegan

"BIGOT: a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance"

So to say the way the OWS/Democrats treat Republicans makes them all Bigots. Thanks for the lesson.

the office cat

DONEGAN....

I knew you'd be one of the first to come back with that.

So are Republicans racial or ethnic?

Where's the hatred? 

Did the people at the Obama rally carry signs calling people names? Did they try to stop the protests even though the protestors didn't have a special event permit?  Did they challenge the Lyndon LaRouche protestors who want to impeach Obama?

During the Stars and Stripes event Wednesday there were tents for Democrats and 99% and Firelands Patriots.  The ONLY people showing any bigotry were the FPs who accused three different people of being 'freeloaders', "lazy liberals"; and "homies" because one of them dared to disagree with the FPs..

 

Donegan

Cat

"one who regards or treats the members of a group" with intolerance or hatred. The religion or race are examples of bigotry. Anyone who doesnt shared your same ideology is treated like dirt from the OWS/Democrats. Just look at these boards for example. So the point being in our divided busted system of hatred of opposing views EVERY politi hack can and should be considered a bigot. You would have to be blind not to see it.

bored reader
the office cat says

Is that what the Boner says...  27 jobs bills.  Which jobs were those?  And HOW were they going to be funded?  Oh yeah, cuts in healthcare, education, 'entitlements' (which the 'entitled' have paid for over decades), heating/cooling assistance programs,

 

You've got the "entitled" that have been receiving their entitlements since birth. How have they paid for those for over decades? Are you serious? I don't care if someone needs help to get back on their feet. And neither does the majority of conservatives. The problem is the one who ARE lazy and just looking for a free ride. And, there are many of those.

mikel

office cat says - "Even if he ends up a One-Termer he has accomplished so much more"  you are so right!  he has spent us into oblivition so much more than bush!  other than that a failure.

if i had the money i would also put it offshore!  the irresponsble spending of this gov't is insane!  remember when we were kids at the county fair and our parents would give us a $1.00 and tell us not to spend on stupid stuff??  most of us did anyways.  oidonthaveaclue does the same thing.  instead of actually trying to help out future generations financially he is just spending us into total ruination.

by the way, he has done a great job of enslaving the entitlement generation!

the office cat

@MIKEL sez "he has spent us into oblivion so much more than Bush"  Again, you fail to cite figures.  Bush came in with a thriving econcomy and a large surplus and left with two wars, a huge deficit, a crumbling economy - and trillions in hidden loans from China.

you're probably closer to accurate when you mention "the irresponsible spending of this government".... remembering ONLY the HOUSE can appropriate money and raise taxes.

Knuckles...  call me turd or what you will... you still didn't dispute anything in the history lesson.

    As for Romney's religion:  Speaking facts - truth - about Mormonism and its tenets is not bigotry anymore than speaking truths - which I did - about your revered Judaeo-Christian tenets.   Agaiin... you call me bigoted but don't counter ANY of the facts I offered..

"BIGOT : a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance "  or is Merriam-Webster not good enough for you, either?

Somehow, of the two of us, I've demonstrated that doesn't define me.

the office cat

MIKEL... I wouldn't know about going to the fair and having money to spend.

I was reared by a divorced single mom and my dad didn't pay any support or alimony.

We never had welfare (which at that time was commodities, not food stamps). She made $175 a month to pay the mortgage, my childcare ($40 a month) and gas to get to work.  We had a large garden and picked up apples to make sauce and picked the last of the berries in the neighbor's patch.  Despite all that, we took food to three elderly neighbors. 

Our County Fair was free and you could get 10 ride tickets for a $1 in advance.  So I had 10 rides.  My uncle sometimes gave me  a $ - and always said 'spend it for something fun'

ya see, I think the president has a grand vision of what America can be again.... with schools expanding educational offerings and programs; with colleges and trade schools to learn USEFUL job skills; with a way to help individuals - instead of the rest of us - pay for health care (doctors don't take chickens anymore); to provide PREVENTIVE health care and cut down on expensive remedial care.

You sound a lot like Chris Collins, congressional candidate, who says we don't need health care because "people aren't dying of prostate cancer and breast cancer anymore".

The 'entitlement' generation: 

Yeah, I'm entitled.  I've spent nearly 50 years paying into social security and been paying into Medicare since it began. Damb right I'm ENTITLED. 

I've paid taxes for 50 years.  If I need food stamps or some other assistance awhile, bet your asp I'm ENTITLED.

If I'm workin' my assets off in a part-time job so my employer doesn't have to provide benefits - or two jobs for the same reason and I get sick, you betcha I'm ENTITLED to healthcare because my government has seen fit to label me as lazy or a freeloader.

 

 

Captain Gutz

officecat,

So the President has " a grand vision of what America can be again....".

Would that be the America where your mother "made $175 a month to pay the mortgage, my childcare ($40 a month) and gas to get to work." and ' We had a large garden and picked up apples to make sauce and picked the last of the berries in the neighbor's patch. "?

Did you want doctors to start taking chickens in payment again? How many chickens for an abortion?

The Big Dog's back

 I'd much rather have all the income go to the top 1% putz.

Super Judge

 mikel all your parents gave you was $1 to spend? Wow maybe if they wernt liberla losers and worked for a living you could of had more. Oh well they did the best they could with that wefare check!

rickross

Its amazing to sit here and read the arguments put on by alleged adults. My guy is great your guy sucks. Uh Uh your guy sucks. No your guy has too much money, no your guys wife got a pedicure yesterday. Get real, their both idiots and we'd be better off with wiredmama for president. And we all saw how sweet she is!

deertracker

Hey Knuckle,

You should splurge a little and pay someone to cut your dead lawn.  What good is being independently wealthy at 43 if you die from a heat stroke?    I'm worried about you, buddy!!

MBR   I plan to vote for him and I know why.  Do you plan to vote for Mitt?  Why?

 

Really folks, all the bickering changes no one's mind.What's the point?  Let your vote speak for you!

 

laker1
Step by Step plans of Castro, Stalin, Lennin, Mao, Chavez to develop Communism

1. Nationalize major sections of the economy, health care, industry, banks, student loans, etc

2. Redistribut wealth

3. discredit opposition, even press afraid to ask him a hard question

4. censor opposing views

5. control gun ownership -agreeing to sign onto UN ban treaty

6. devlop a constabulary force to control civilian population - its in the health care bill just as powerful as the miitary   7. control the press/propaganda

8. take over agriculture or private land

Only a fool would vote for a devoted communist.  He belonged to the New Party in college whic was a front for the student communist party. Walks and talks like a duck Hillary this very day is at the UN crafting a bill that will require gun registration, many sorts of weapons completely banned, and you may be able to own a sigle shot .22. It is said he will sign it July 27 by Excutive order or Fiat going around the Senate like everything else. Good luck

The Big Dog's back

 laker, I thought you were talking about bush for a minute. He's the one who done all those things you said.

Julie R.

The protesters in Erie County can't even get rid of their worthless elected public officials yet they think they're going to impeach the President of the United States.

Taxpayer

Amen to THAT Julie R.  I totally agree!  I cannot WAIT for November.  We shall see WHO will be crying in all their rancid soup.  Oops, I mean soup line.  Unemployment.  No Jobs.  No Budget.  No NOTHING!  Go 0bama!  FOUR MORE YEARS!  Ha! Ha!

mikel

superjudge - when i went to the fair with a buck it was actually worth like 90cents unlike today where a buck is worth like 20cents thanks to the devaluation of our currency because of the excessive printing of money and the selling out of america to the chinese by oidonthaveaclue.  also, my family parents were never on the dole like the lazy a$$es today.

can't wait to get to my time share in the bahamas! 

mikel

office cats says - "Is that what the Boner says... 27 jobs bills. Which jobs were those? And HOW were they going to be funded?" why don't you tell us, office cat, just how these jobs are to be funded? more taxes? print more money? ask the chinese for a loan?

"the irresponsible spending of this government".... remembering ONLY the HOUSE can appropriate money and raise taxes" it's called a budget! wondering just when oidonthaveaclue will submit his first one to congress? ah, why worry about it now he only has 6 months left!

"If I'm workin' my assets off in a part-time job so my employer doesn't have to provide benefits - or two jobs for the same reason and I get sick, you betcha I'm ENTITLED to healthcare because my government has seen fit to label me as lazy or a freeloader." i am all for helping those that at least try to help themselves and just can't make it. its the lazy a$$es that sit around and pop out kids, do drugs, gang bang etc that i have a problem with.

44846GWP

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EZOB

Republican, Ohio Senate President  Bill Harris, collected 1.2 Million in His campaign fund and wasn't elligble for re- election, term limit.  As reported by the Sandusky Register, Senator Sherrod Brown collected almost 1.3 Million in just one quarter.  They are President of their individual campaign funds.  Now here is O'Bama's numbers,  In 2008 He collected 992 Million for His campaign of which He spent only (I say Only) 368 Million.  The richest or costliest campaign in US history.  I think most of you people have forgot about Their Campaign fortunes and this just isn't O'Bama. Remember the President who flew to Japan on Air Force One and collected like 2.5 Million from  the Japanese, Maybe Reagan?

   A lot of the City of Akron was shut down today.  I wonder how much it cost us here in Erie County for 300 people to hear the President?  This wasn't open to Erie County Residents, Just a chosen few, 300?  I think these 300 people should foot the total bill.  I feel proud that I wasn't invited.  Romney is speaking all over the Country without a 1000 Body Guards, I understand He is the President.  I'll ask, is He getting paid to be President or just to Campaign?

EZOB

Republican, Ohio Senate President  Bill Harris, collected 1.2 Million in His campaign fund and wasn't elligble for re- election, term limit.  As reported by the Sandusky Register, Senator Sherrod Brown collected almost 1.3 Million in just one quarter.  They are President of their individual campaign funds.  Now here is O'Bama's numbers,  In 2008 He collected 992 Million for His campaign of which He spent only (I say Only) 368 Million.  The richest or costliest campaign in US history.  I think most of you people have forgot about Their Campaign fortunes and this just isn't O'Bama. Remember the President who flew to Japan on Air Force One and collected like 2.5 Million from  the Japanese, Maybe Reagan?

   A lot of the City of Akron was shut down today.  I wonder how much it cost us here in Erie County for 300 people to hear the President?  This wasn't open to Erie County Residents, Just a chosen few, 300?  I think these 300 people should foot the total bill.  I feel proud that I wasn't invited.  Romney is speaking all over the Country without a 1000 Body Guards, I understand He is the President.  I'll ask, is He getting paid to be President or just to Campaign?

EZOB

Someplace in Western Michigan I remember the jobs that were created a couple years ago.  I kind of remember it costing like 2.4 Million for every job that was created there.  Some one Help??

hit the road jack

EZOB, Yes,that would be Holland Michigan and it was a factory that made batteries.

Erie County Resident

When somebody has an opposing opinion that doesn't support the annointed one the liberal/socialist just pile on like the lemmings that they are.

Julie R.

"I wonder how much it costs us here in Erie County for 300 people to hear the President?"

So were the people that handled this event --- the ones with the last names of Murray, Baxter, and Grubbe --- part of the chosen 300? If so, why not make them foot the entire bill? On the other hand, I would rather see the taxpayer money go toward a short visit from the President of the United States then I would those big Lorain County law firms and all those retired rent-a-judges that Erie County has been using for over a decade.  

mikel

i know of 3 lawyers from seneca county that were at oidonthaveaclue's trip thru sandumpy and just wondering how they were selected.

judge - my pops came over from germany right after ww2, got a job, learned the langauge, got his citizenship, joined the army and fought for the us in korea.  he did it the way all immigrants should.  to proud to take a handout but when the day came that he retired he had himself a nice construction company to sell.  proud of that man.

MBR

MBR   I plan to vote for him and I know why.  Do you plan to vote for Mitt?  Why?

Dear gawwwd, no. I can't stand either one of them. Each one is just as fraudulent, self-serving, corrupt, and out of touch with how the average American lives (and struggles) as the other. Neither one cares about “the people” or our constitution; their only concerns are maintaining their own positions of power and prestige while keeping their wealth intact.  I might be willing to overlook those issues if either one had solid, realistic policy plans to present, but that is not the case.

I just can't abide by the hypocrisy I see so much of here and elsewhere: protesting or questioning the POTUS is disrespectful—and yet the last prez is referred to as “Chimp” in another post (I wasn’t a fan, just making an observation); people who support Romney are stupid and don’t even know what they stand for, the implication being that everyone who supports Obama is highly intelligent and extremely informed…etc. Some people’s inability to formulate simple logical thought processes/arguments astounds me, that’s all.

Super Judge

I could careless what the immagrint pops did. Just vote Romney!

mikel

romney is the vote getter as there is no way he could do worse than oidonthaveaclue.

KnuckleDragger

No problems mowing the lawn.  Got it done with a few water and cool down breaks. LOL.  @officecat, Ashland is where I received my degree not where I teach, numbnuts.  Websters definition of a bigot fits you perfectly, or maybe you didn't read it.  Read it one more time only slower. While you are there look up how to spell the word Damn.  Anyway, you are starting to bore me. You sound like a broken record.  @deertracker, no worries, 4 acres, riding mower, and lots of breaks.  Got 'er done, no problems.

coasterfan

My wife was one of the 300 who attended the President's appearance in Sandusky. She arrived hours early, and said that she saw/heard little, if anything, in the way of anti-Obama protests. One yahoo with an "Ice Cream Socialist" sign, she said. I listened to the video of his speech and didn't hear anything other than the speakers in the gazebo and appreciative applause from the audience. If there were more opposition than that, they certainly did a nice job of keeping themselves under everyone's radar...

Swamp Fox

Since little dog loves boating photos;

pntbutterandjelly

"Finacialization": It is where an industrialized country (or in this case a post-industrial country as say Holland as an example or others from history who have also gone through what we are experiencing), has placed it's economy and therefore it's future into the hands of the bankers. They in turn prostitute their respective govenment so they make even greater sums of money and more importantly...completely dominate and control the citizens of that nation. If you think about it...that is is exactly what is happening here in the U.S. Corporations making record profits (think of the oil industry, the military industrial complex and others), Mega-banks rolling in cash (but won't loan any out unless you are already wealthy or in the "inner circle"), Wall Street running rampant with huge gains (look how your gasoline prices vacilate from $3.11 to an overnight price of $3.59 all caused by speculators who have NO restraints governing their profits because those restraints were obliterated by an administration of their choosing) and bailouts for whom (?)...yup...the "big boys". All the while the chaos, suffering and despair the middle-class and lower income class experience AND their voices are not only muted but practically silenced by Super-Pac money from sources we (the citizens) have no clue (because of more "regulations!!!"as to its origins or even quanity (you can thank the Supreme Court or more precisely the "conservative" judges for that individual voter's voice suppression tactic.).

"Financialization", a Plutocracy, an Oligarthy and other forms of "government" are all meant for ONLY one reason/purpose; to get as much money into the hands of the the Monetary Elite as possible AND...to eventually enslave the remaining people. These anti-freedom governments are in fact nothing more than a form of "socialization" for the few.

Mitt Rommney IS part of that plan. *He won't give full disclosure as to his sources of income OR his total net worth OR give any meaningful details about his several off-shore (kinda like off-shoring jobs) business holdings but is "kind enough" to let us know he has "some" money in a Swiss bank account (but won't reveal its amount). Now then...which side of the fence do you REALLY think this guy is standing on? The average citizens of America and what's in their best interest OR...his mega-wealthy friends?

Get a grip on reality...this man is up to absolutely no good, no to be trusted and NOT to be voted for. (His half-baked, Etch-a-Sketch attempts at swaying the voters is nothing more than thinly-veiled lies so YOU vote for him. That vote of YOURS will indeed be another nail in the casket of Democracy.

Mitt and peole like him are THE solution. The soultion the Monetary Elite are trying to convince you to "buy into" so you place the shackles on yourself.

Which candidate is more, in totality, like yourself? Which has roots and childhood backgrounds more in line with the average American? Which candidate has actually worked their way up the income and social ladder rather than being handed a silver spoon? Which candidate is more in line with the Monetary Elite? Whcih guy speaks from his heart and not his wallet (Wanna' bet $10,000 dollars Mr. Perry?).

WHO...do you think and feel is going to best represent YOUR average American interests?

It's really quite an easy question to answer when you decide to simplify the matter.

* Thanks for reading this and hopefully.....thinking.

 

Ps. Mitt and his cronnies don't need (or want) you to join their inner circle....they just want your money so don't think they going to aid you in climbing the economic ladder. "Trickle Down" (like being peed on) is their only motto.

Pssssst; You aren't welcome to their small, private party.

 

Captain Gutz

PB&J asks:

"Which candidate is more, in totality, like yourself? Which has roots and childhood backgrounds more in line with the average American? Which candidate has actually worked their way up the income and social ladder rather than being handed a silver spoon?"

After careful consideration, it appears as though the answer to those questions is Ron Paul.

The Big Dog's back

 putz, that would be Barack Obama.

Donegan

Dog you went to harvard? How about being a lawyer getting paid for doing nothing? Oh you must share the common trait of being elected unopposed ? No? What do you have in common besides you hate white people and do not have any common sense?

The Big Dog's back

 I don't hate white people, since I am white. I don't like southern white trash or teabaggers or rednecks. That just about takes care of today's repub party.

Donegan

Dog

Dont forget "Affluent Whites" either. Dont feel bad though embrace your racism, Its all you have left to argue with.

Randy_Marsh

What does anyone have in common with Obama? Im asking a serious question, Anyone care to answer?

The Big Dog's back

We were both raised in middle class families. 

Randy_Marsh

Big dog

He wasnt raised in a "Middle class" Family. He went to private college prep school in hawaii. His grandmother he lived with was Vice president of the bank of hawaii. How is that middle class?

I should clarify this, I grew up went to public schools joined the military to pay for my college so i could get a middle class job. I still have nothing in common with him and i'll bet most of you dont either.

The Big Dog's back

 He got a scholarship to go to that school. Isn't that the your dream  for your children to do well in school and well as life?

The Big Dog's back

 

Randy_Marsh says

What does anyone have in common with Obama? Im asking a serious question, Anyone care to answer?

 

I answered your question, but you refuse to accept my answer.

Randy_Marsh

There are more than just you on these pages. I accept your answer as a personal perspective, Although not mine. Anyone else care to answer? What does he have in common with any one of us seeing people seem to think they do have somthing in common.

reese

Randy,

What I think he has in common with me has nothing to do with where he was born, how he grew up, or where he went to school.  It is the values that he has that are similar to mine.  He cares about the middle class and those who are the working poor. He is concerned about the people who are struggling in this economy.  He understands that all people need to have access to affordable food, shelter and health care.  He values education as the means to being able to have everyone reaching their potential and to move this country forward.  He understands the difference between what people have available to them in Mississippi, Texas and Ohio.  He has worked with disadvantaged people.   

Randy_Marsh

Reese

I respect your opinion but i sadly disagree, After watching the bailouts, Waivers, billions thrown at "Green" jobs that turned out to be just friends and donors i seriously do not see that side of the man. The government is going broke and then no one will get anything, Even the ones that truly need the help. I think in the long run it will hurt the needy alot more than help them because as the CBO stated it cannot last. His values may coincide with alot of folks but to my eyes they are going about it completly wrong.

pntbutterandjelly

I sincerely hope more "protestors" come out on November 3rd. and they protest against the insanity, cruelty and economic enslavement the Radpublican Party has come to stand for. Pesident Regan would be appalled.

Captain Gutz

 weiner dog,

The question is "Which candidate is more, in totality, like yourself?"

 

After much soul searching and careful deliberation, the answer for myself  is Ron Paul.

Perhaps you come up with a different answer for your own circumstances.

 

 

 

The Big Dog's back

 putz, I didn't know you were a OB-GYN.

Captain Gutz

weiner dog,

I didn't know you were the President of the USA. You were raised in another country and attended a religous school? Fascinating.

You must be a dalmatian, born white and becoming half black later in life.

Randy_Marsh

I'm seriously asking what does he have in common with anyone. Not debating whether he lived a "Middle class" life. From my standpoint that is not a commonality between me and him. Yes i would like to become wealthy for me and my family, That is part of the american dream, To work hard and be rewarded for it. Not to be penalized for it later on in life because someone else wants what i have but is unwilling to put in the time or effort to get it.

8ballinthesidepocket

 Duh and the Dems don't want your money?  Boy are you out to lunch!  Fact is neither side has a candidate like us, they are all life long politicians on the gravy train.  It will be the same old same old until we invoke term limits and dey ain't gonna let dat ever happen!  So be a fool and keep drinking that liberal Kool Aid and watch the USA turn into Greece!

mikel

pb&j - don't forget to add barney frank and his democrat croonies at fannie mae who, being just revealed, received veryyyyy generous loans to steer business to countrywide, to the blame list.

deertracker

ECR

 

Would you please send me the lyrics to the obamanation anthem?

pntbutterandjelly

mikel,

You too are correct. There are plenty of Dems who are at fault and to blame. I really don't care which "party" (and too many are partying at our expense) are at the core of the problem I spoke of in my previous post. However...let's not elect or support a candidate who is so obvioulsly "not one of us". We, the voters, need to quickly begin culling the bad from the good. Far more important is that we NEED to get involved. Mere voting "party line" is one the worst things we can do.

* This post was written by an Indpendent, free-thinking, well-read and watchful citizen.

44846GWP

Go get a job and you wouldn't have time to stand in the heat and sing off key.

Donegan

44846

Same thing i say to your OWS buddys that decide to take 6 months off to go camping in a park.

hilltop

Well Office Cat - little do you know about my record of public service. Aside from military, all my service to the public has been for free on numerous environmental boards. I've been involved with politics since I was given the right to vote by RIchard Nixon.

My father was a "real" elected public servant and my family has served the Republican Party since the turn of the century. So, please don't jump to the wrong conclusions, my comments are borne from vast experiences with politics.

Present politics makes my entire family sick. Big money buying big offices.

I applaud you for your honest public service, and yes, my comments are aimed at bureaucrats, not those who strive to serve. However, if the shoe does fit . . . .

Big Dog's Back - Negotiation is a two-way street. Understand that there's two sides of the aisle and neither side is willing to cross over to come to terms about the real problems in America today. That's why we have a POS for a national "health" plan (sold-out to the insurance industry) and a bunch of thieves still running things in the banks using taxpayer money to fill their own bank accounts.

This is a bi-partisan problem caused by bi-partisan support of big money influences. Maybe "right-wingers" do cause problems, but no more than the "bleeding-heart liberals."

Throw them all out and start over!

illuminoctis

quote: "Their goal is to impeach Obama, upsetting him so another Democrat can run for president in the fall election."

I support this (and we all know that Obama is already legally impeachable).  I want to see a presidential race between Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich, to vote for the greater of two goods!  Anything less is an insult to this country. 

Oh wait, Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinich would each take the other as their VP!  The first bi-partisan election in history!

P.S.  I believe my comment on this other article http://www.sanduskyregister.com/...#comment-948681 is just as fitting, if not more, for this article.. if nothing else, considering the overwhelming amount of people who seem to support what is contained in those videos.

Factitious

I see illuminoctis has joined the "Off-the-wall Club."

 

illuminoctis

@Factitious

World English Dictionary factitious  (fækˈtɪʃəs)   — adj 1. artificial rather than natural: factitious demands created by the mass media 2. not genuine; sham: factitious enthusiasm

What is "off the wall" about anything I said?

#1  Obama is legally impeachable because he took unilateral military action in Libya without even consulting Congress about it (and intends to do so in Syria as well, it seems).  He seeks his "legal basis" from the U.N. and/or NATO, rather than the Congress.  That is a fact.  It is not "factitious".  NOTE: I am also waiting to see the outcome of all of these eligibility hearings (which Obama keeps refusing to appear at, when summoned by judges) in various states, which the mainstream national media seems oblivious to (particularly the one in Georgia). You can see court footage of these things on Youtube. 

#2  It is a documented fact that, while they have only managed to get a Democrat president elected about 50% of the time, the Democrat National Party has still been in control of Congress for upwards of 80% of the past century.  That is a fact.  It is not "factitious". 

#3  It is both documented, as well as evident, that the schools and colleges overwhelmingly push the Left-Wing agenda.  Read the textbooks.  Horace Manning publicly praised the Prussian education system in his Seventh Annual Report, back in the early days of public education.  That is a fact.  It is not "factitious".  NOTE: if you read, you will see that I gave him credit for seeming to state that we could use that system for good, rather than what the Third Reich did with it.  I was merely asking what people think as to whether or not it still holds integrity, in that regard.  Asking questions is "off the wall" now?

Do I even need to mention the obviousness of the growth of deficit spending and the growth of Executive Branch power in the past century?  Or were you just offended that I mentioned it alongside of mentioning that Dems have controlled Congress during almost all of that time?  Why are you not in support of getting Obama replaced with Dennis Kucinich as the Democrat nominee?  In what way is Obama a better candidate than Kucinich?  Why didn't you guys get Kucinich nominated in the first place back in 2008?  He was running!  Did the media pull a Ron Paul on Kucinich as well?  I'm sure they did.  Did you buy that one, too? 

pntbutterandjelly

we need a new article to comment on. these are all getting old. i know....let's talk about mitt-bain-overseasjobs-swissbankaccounts-roofrackdogs.

illuminoctis

apologies on my most recent comment (and i can no longer edit, it only gives the reply option now). 

at the end of #2, i meant to add --> NOTE: If you read, you will see that I was certain to mention that I am not saying "all Democrats".  I am not saying all Democrats are willingly (or awaredly) voting for things that have a high potential of leading us into a dictatorship, not by any stretch of the imagination.  I, like many independents and people in all 3 parties, have supported things that turned out to work against us in the end. 

There is enough fault out there for a little blame to go around to everyone.  We are, all of us, incapable of seeing all the angles 24/7.  It is hard to keep up with everything for any one person.  This is why communication is key in our society.