Candidates fight for working-class voters in ads

The presidential candidates are criticizing each other in new television commercials aimed at winning working-class voters who could help swing the election, pitting Republican Mitt Romney's wealth against the loss of American jobs to China on President Barack Obama's watch.
Associated Press
Sep 24, 2012

 

As Romney dispatched running mate Paul Ryan to kick off a three-day bus tour in the critical battleground of Ohio, Obama began running an ad in the state trying to use his GOP rival's own words against him.

It's the campaign's first spot using Romney's comments that 47 percent of voters pay no income tax, and believe they are victims and entitled to government assistance. The 30-second ad also points out that Romney paid just 14.1 percent in federal taxes last year on $13.7 million in income and refuses to release his returns before 2010.

"Maybe instead of attacking others on taxes, he should come clean on his," the ad says.

Romney is trying to shift the debate off his personal wealth and private comments to donors to worker resentment over jobs moving to China. His new ad released Monday is his latest salvo in a string of criticism against Obama's handling of the rising Asian power.

The commercial showed a photo of a shuttered factory and says fewer Americans are working as China steals the country's ideas and technology. "Obama had years to stand up to China. We can't afford four more," the spot concludes.

Six weeks out from the election, Obama holds a slim lead over Romney in most battleground states. The Republican is seeking to right his campaign following a rough stretch that included the release of his secretly recorded remarks about the 47 percent and criticism that he's not campaigning hard enough for the White House.

Romney acknowledged Sunday that he was trailing the president in several key states. But he promised to spend less time courting donors and more time with voters.

"I know that in the coming six weeks they're very unlikely to stay where they are today," Romney said of the polls.

The Republican was scheduled to campaign Monday in Colorado, where aides added a rally in an attempt to deflect the criticism from within his own party. Romney was to join Ryan in Ohio on Tuesday for the final two days of bus tour.

Obama will spend Monday and Tuesday tending to official duties at the United Nations. But his condensed schedule at the annual gathering of world leaders underscored that his focus is largely on the campaign.

Voters in more than two dozen states are already casting ballots in early voting for the presidential election, meaning everything the candidates do now could influence votes already being cast.

 

Comments

Licorice Schtick

Romney for the working class???

ROFLMFAO

Best. Troll. Article. Ever.

reese

RIGHT! So, it must be the part of the working class that is not in the
47% that he has written off. Or, it must be the working people in his definition of the "middle class" that makes around $200,000/year.

shucks

This is Romney's mindset: Hooray for me, to hell with you!

rickross2

Well Obama sure does have this country flying high. ....o wait, thats all the other countries he's pouring money into!

Swamp Fox

Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people

Nearly 6 million Americans - most of them in the middle class - will face a tax penalty for not carrying medical coverage once President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law is fully in place, congressional budget analysts said Wednesday.

Associated Press & Sandusky Register

Sep 20, 2012

Another example of Obama and his treatment of the working middleclass....

Factitious

Six million is like 2%. And those are people who should be able to afford to buy insurance but choose not to, yet if they got REALLY sick, would end up on Medicade on the public dime. And it's a small penalty. No injustice in this.

Contango

@ Factitious:

It ain't that 'simple.'

The Ponzi scheme known as "Medicaid" is goin' broke.

Most of nursing home residents care ($70K plus annually) is paid for by Medicaid.

Just wait until the 78 million baby boomers start gettin' 'really' old - YIKES!!!

reese

Contango,
Medicaid is in trouble, no doubt. About 70% of nursing home residents' care is paid for by Medicaid. Skilled nursing home care is very expensive...I would say higher than your estimate. In-home care is much less expensive and Medicaid will pay for that. Medicaid also will re-coup as much as they can from the estate of the person whose care was paid for through Medicaid, once the person is deceased.
Being old and needing care is very expensive. I don't believe that getting rid of the support of Medicare and Medicaid is the solution, unless we are okay with just abandoning the elderly. Got any reasonable solutions?

Contango

@ reese: $70K plus annually is a local goin' rate - I know personally.

To my knowledge, those on Medicaid have already exhausted all their assets before they qualify.

Some states have filial laws on the books to go after the assets of the family. OH is one.

http://assets.aarp.org/www.aarp....

Nope, no solution. When Ponzi schemes unravel it's messy. Maybe the U.S. defunds the military?

reese

Contango,
You can qualify for Medicaid and still keep your personal residence. When you die, Medicaid files a claim for reimbursement for the cost of the care provided through Medicaid.
From my personal experience, my mother's nursing home care cost $102,000/year. She was not on Medicaid. We moved her to assisted living and brought in Hospice Care for the last year of her life. It cut the costs in half and she was much happier. Hospice was covered through Medicare.

Contango

@ reese:

Based on the current situation, we need to know little about Medicaid reimbursement. I know only second hand from the experience of others.

At the nursing home with which I am familiar, I was informed that over 90% of the residents were on Medicaid.

Also, quite familiar with hospice. It is not an option.

Thanks for sharing.

mikel

i know that most dems will not understand this but will give it a shot!

"Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen." Now add this, "Many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens."

prez o supporters are........nuts!

reese

Mikel,
Illegal immigrants will not be able to receive free insurance and will not be covered under Obamacare. Where did you get that idea?
Those who refuse to purchase insurance, will pay a penalty/tax for not purchasing insurance, because both groups of people will still receive medical care when they need it, and someone has to pay for it...doctors, nurses, hospital administrators and other staff don't work for free. The supplies and technology that are used, still must be paid for.

More people will be contributing toward the cost of healthcare in this country, more people will be taking responsibility for the cost of their health care because it will be more affordable to lower/middle income people, so there will be less of a burden on those who have always paid for their insurance or their healthcare, which essentially was always paying for everyone else who didn't.

Are you not for more people taking personal responsibility for their health care? Are you not for more people having access to preventative care, which will reduce healthcare costs by preventing disease or catching problems before they reach the point where the care for it is very expensive?

25yr.resident

Excellent, Reese. To add, the penalty will NOT be paid if a family/person is at or below the poverty line. Its a good idea if people would read facts and understand policy before they say things they are not correct about.

mikel

has someone told the states of california, arizona and texas that illegals won't get free medical care? probably not because right now the medical cost is bankrupting california and arizona is right behind.

lmao at people taking responsibility for their healthcare. have you been to the store lately? have you noticed the junk people are eating? the majority of all people who will be participating will have their premiums subsidized so just who will be paying their premiums? as a small business owner that provides health benefits to my employees, i have put them on notice. it is unfortunate but the plans thay have are "cadillac" plans and will be subjected to penalty/tax. not this boy as i already pay to much to the feds.

the best thing the gov't can do for preventative health care is to severely limit what people on the food card can purchase! they now have almost unlimited range on foods, can use their cards at many fast food places etc. this is a two fold problem. one, the people are not getting nutritional foods which #2, then leads to bad health. guess who gets to pay for that!! nah, people won't take responsibility. they don't have to as long as prez o continues to be santa claus!

no, obamacare is not the answer.

Factitious

mikel's complain seems to be about economic justice. Are we to believe that the Republicans are better at economic justice than the Demoncrats? That's absurd. Republicans sneer at the idea of economic justice for the working class and call it communism, but shreek when the wealthy are asked to pay their fair share.

mikel

i have asked many of times and NO one has answered. so, here we go again! just what is the "fair share" the wealthy should pay and why? if they make $2 mil and are taxed at a rate of 35% that is $700,000. that is not fair how?

bored reader

Illegal aliens will receive free care. They need only show up at the ER where they'll be fixed up at our expense. Either way, the taxpayers foot the bill.

Factitious

Perhaps. But not because of Obamacare, and not because of Obama.

Factitious

Oh, cut it out, mikel. "If you don't agree with me, you're ....nuts!"

Riiiiight.

Swamp Fox

mikel did you realize that Democrats required all DNC delegates to show photo ID to participate at the Democratic National Convention and yet they fight any attempt to mandate photo ID at the polls.

reese

Swampy,
Really, you don't know the difference?
Of course there were security measures in place at the DNC.
The photo ID requirement for voting is a deliberate attempt to suppress voting. Limiting early voting is a deliberate attempt to suppress voting. Purging registered voter roles is an attempt to suppress the vote.
If someone could figure out a system that would require positive identification of a person who wants to vote that would be equally accessible to all who were eligible to vote, I'm sure that there would be more support for it.

But, since the intent was to suppress the vote, the Republicans have not come up with an ID system that is easily accessible to all and would not suppress the vote. It shocks me that so many Americans who are so concerned about their "rights as Americans" would support actions that so blatantly attempt to take away the precious right to vote of many fellow Americans.

mikel

really reese? suppress voting? you need a photo id for living your life! drivers license? car insurance? want a beer? a plane ticket? use a credit card? write a check? open a bank account? get a fast cash loan? rent a car? many pharmacies card. the list goes on and on. voter suppression is a bull_shit excuse and you guys know it.

reese

Mikel,
Republicans have already admitted voter suppression is the intent of the voter ID laws. They understand that many low income people, seniors, college students, and high school students don't have access to the appropriate photo ID's...some don't own cars, don't have driver's licenses, don't have credit cards, don't write checks in stores where they would have to show ID's, don't have bank accounts, don't buy beer, and don't get fast cash loans, rent cars or fly in airplanes. Yes, and they get by without doing all those things.

Pete

The last thing we need is someone showing ID to vote. How would Libocrits pull off stuff like this:

Wendy Rosen, the Democratic challenger to Republican Rep. Andy Harris in the 1st Congressional District, withdrew from the race Monday amid allegations that she voted in elections in both Maryland and Florida in 2006 and 2008.

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news...

Because as they have told us time and time again, THERE IS NO VOTER FRAUD!

reese

Well, Pete, you have found one instance of voter fraud. Good for you!

Contango

@ reese:

Voter fraud is like cockroaches - if ya see one, there's hundreds more in the walls somewhere.

Harry Reid once referred to illegals as "undocumented Americans." Who needs "documented" voters right?

mikel

reese - really? those who only want to complain won't get an id. a college student without a valid id? yeah, right. my poor, poor mother! she doesn't have a drivers license nor a car, uses either a walker or a wheelchair, doesn't get out of the house exception of doctor appt, dentist, church. but, she DOES have a valid id!! really, reese, it's not that hard. the people that don't have one are to lazy and would rather sit their a$$ at home watching tv or feeding their face. there is no excuse!

reese

Good for your mother! There are many other seniors who don't have transportation. Many don't even know they won't be able to vote without an ID. It is difficult for them just get to the polls to vote. New voter ID requirements just throw up one more barrier.
Republicans understand the hardship they are creating for these groups of people. That is why they are doing it.

Pete

If it is such a hardship to get to the polls, then why don't they just vote by mail?

Isn't that what it was designed for?

Any qualified elector may vote by absent voter’s ballot for an election.

How do I apply?

· You may appear in person at the Board Office, apply and vote approximately 35 days prior to an election.

· You may print and complete the application for an absentee ballot available online and mail it to the Board of Elections.

· You may call the Board of Elections and request that an application for an absentee ballot be mailed to you.

· You may write to the Board of Elections and request an absentee ballot, giving the following information :

Seems they can do this with a simple phone call or letter to the board of elections.

Factitious

Yes, and Republican Husted got sued for making absentee voting more difficult. They try to make it as confusing, complicated, and inconvenient as possible, to suppress working-class voting, while pretending it's about fraud. Democrats fight for voter participation, and Republicans fight against it. It's that simple, and to deny it is just hypocrisy.

Pete

How many "working class" people do you know that do NOT have a valid ID? There is no attempt to suppress anyone's vote. That only happens in your mind.

There is however an attempt to stop double and illegal voting. Heck you liberals even ran a woman for office who did it TWICE! But that is fine because she was voting D correct?

reese

One more time, Pete. Not everyone is "working class". Some are unemployed, some are students and some are retired elderly people.

Even Republicans will admit that they are doing this to suppress minority (typically Democrats) votes.

Contango

reese writes:

"Even Republicans will admit that they are doing this to suppress minority (typically Democrats) votes"

How is that fallacious statement any different from the following:

Even Democrats admit that they use voter fraud to win elections.

Smoke

Libya attacks our U.S.Consulate and kills four Americans and Obama's answer is to keep sending them foreign aid.He makes me sick.

Factitious

That's not a very good assessment. The aid goes to the Libya government, which is working against the terrorists who attacked. Libyan people are protesting the terrorist attacks.

OMG.LOL.WT_

They fight for VOTES, not voters. Neither side actually cares about middle class.

rec8888

I used to live in Norwalk. I have a question, with the unemployment what it is in Ohio, how in the world can Ohio be pro Obama. That doesn't make any sense to me. In fact with his record of lies after lies Its beyond me why anyone would vote for him. I guess people just don't care anymore. But they ought to think of their children and b grandchildren. Sad, very sad outlook for them!!!!

reese

rec8888,

Maybe it's because Ohio's unemployment rate has dropped. Maybe it's because the economy is getting better in Ohio. Maybe it's because Ohio is moving in the right direction. Maybe it's because Ohio citizens trust Obama and believe that he cares about all the people. Romney only cares about the 1%. Romney believes in trickle down, which doesn't work. Romney wants to voucherize Medicare. And on and on.

Contango

@ reese:

Pres. "Obama 'cares' about all the people"?

As evidenced by his lack of leadership, about the only thing that he "cares" about is getting re-elected.

Love the "bumps in the road" comment.

The Ponzi schemes of SS, Medicare, Medicaid and other "entitlement" programs are unsustainable.

Other than tax, borrow, print and spend, spend, spend what are Pres. Obama's economic plans?

Vote for "Obamney" and see the 'change.'

Factitious

How can Ohio be pro-Obama? Because Democrats try to minimze unemployment, and Republicans try to maximize it -- they HATE high employment, because it makes their labor cost more, and they can't underpay or otherwise abuse their workers, because they have alternatives. They prefer desperate workers who will accept anything.

Darwin's choice

Here's another for you........http://atr.org/days-taxmageddon-...
Thanks Obama

coasterfan

Romney's tax plan (what little he has divulged) will abolish mortgage deductions and college tuition deductions from federal taxes. He also will greatly reduce college Pell Grants. This will adversely affect about 200 MILLION middle-class Americans. In my own middle-class household, it effectively takes about $4000 from our bottom line each year, if he gets elected.

Contango

@ coasterfan:

"Mortgage deduction"? Why should renters suppliment home owners?

"College tuition deduction"?

Why should young non-college bound workers suppliment their wealthier counterparts?

Other than bankrupting America with "cash and prizes" Ponzi schemes, what are Mr. Obama's tax and economic plans?

sanduskysteve

Why should Americans all over suppliment Exxon's millions in tax refunds after posting new record billion profits every year?? Why should I have to suppliment Romney's 14% tax rates just because he doesn't actually work? Why should any have to support all of the rich's 14% tax rates when much of the middle class is subjected to higher tax rates that those making hundreds of millions? Why is the rich and Romney against a flat tax with no deductions or exemptions? I'll tell you why - because 15 or 20 percent of their money is a lot more than what they pay now - and they won't be able to get away with multimillions in "charitable deductions" then. The average joe cannot make those kind of donations - the average joe doesn't have the money to invest millions so we can just live off of the dividends and then pay no taxes on that profit. The playing field is way off kilder and the rich don't care as long as they can continue to benefit their own and Romney says it best when he doesn't think we are listening.

Contango

@ sanduskysteve:

And why should we suppliment the 'green energy' industry?

All good arguments for repealing the 16th Amendment and get the Feds out our business.

Ain't gonna happen.

If it were up to me, I'd let the 50 states collect the tax and send what they think is appropriate to the Feds.

NO Federal income or consumption tax - flat or otherwise. Starve the pig.

reese

Contango,

I am sure you really know why.

Our taxes "supplement" many things that we individually do not necessarily directly benefit from.

Mortgage deductions incentivize people to purchase homes which helps the housing construction and mortgage industries. College tuition deductions and pell grants make it possible for lower and middle income kids and adults pursue higher education. This benefits everyone in that it allows our workforce to continue to compete with other workers in a "world economy". It isn't to help the "wealthier" people who can afford to pay for college.

sanduskysteve

Probably why they call MA - Taxachusettes - of course, it's the Romney lies that I find hard to believe soo many people fall for. That man when he was govenor was for every single thing he is against now - including pro-choice - gays - and lowering taxes for the average person. Although he said that - he wasn't exactly showing much for lowering taxes in any way shape or form. What you guys should be appalled at is not why Ohio is pro-Obama - but why is Massachusetts anti-Romney. He will not win his own state - there IS a reason for that. it's called LIES LIES and more LIES. He was the destroyer when he was running that relatively small state - think of how he will fair with a much larger country. I won't want to imagine the mess. It's also pretty funny that if Romney creates it - it's GREAT, if Obama creates it - it's the devil.

rec8888

coasterfan; You are listening to to much Obama fanfare and the media. Check things out on your own and find out what really is happening, just don't listen. All the garbage that comes out of Washington is mostly a bunch of lies, either side has same problem--telling the truth. Romney did it last week when he said 42% of people on entitlements will not vote for him. Not a good thing to say but its the truth. On other hand lets just look at Mr. Reid and his saying Romney hasn't paid any income tax in last 10 years, oh and he got that from a unamed source. I think Romney set him up so he run off at the mouth and dig his hole a little deeper, then he comes out(at his timing) with the last 12 years and he has averaged over 20.2% per year and has given of 3 million each year to charities. In light of that Mr. Obama woul;dn't even give his Ambassador any thought or time, no he wanted to go to Las Vegas for a fund raiser. Then he lies for days and says its all over a movie which none has seen. Even lies about it after it had been proved that it was a planned terroist attack. Nice of him

sanduskysteve

When did Romney give out 12 years of tax returns????

Contango

@ sanduskysteve:

How about new legislation that would require ALL members of Congress to release their tax returns annually?

Level the playing field.

7 of the 10 richest members of Congress are Democrats - let's see their tax returns!

sanduskysteve

I would have no objection to this. I didn't say that only GOP members are the bad ones. I suggested - if you would just read before reacting - that we eliminate all deductions and institute a flat tax. That would level the playing field. It would need to apply to democrats as well as republicans. It would also elminiate the need for that inflated IRS.

doppleganger

Romney paid 13% to 15%, not 20%

reese

rec, I don't know where you are getting your information, but most of what you have said in this blog is inaccurate...perhaps you need to go back and re-read/check your sources on all of this.

Swamp Fox

Taxi business must be bad...

The Big Dog's back

Someone needs to tell the Register that Rmoney already came out and said he was for the top 1%. Oh, that's right, he erased his etch a sketch and is starting over.

OMG.LOL.WT_

Y'all need to read this. Hits the nail; on the head.

http://www.gocomics.com/nonsequi...

Swamp Fox

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4-wheeler al

in 2005 bush and the repulbicans told china if they wanted too bid on making auto parts they have to use us grade steel.so bush let china in and they grab up all steel in the us andtook it to china.6 months later us steel plants closing down.jobs lost. when the gulf war the repulbicans gave turkey the tank tracks contracts for the use of air stripes. port clinton 300 jobs mic.2000 jobs.look it up bush sent over seas to counties that was againt us.billons.last repulbican that ran for president 08 him and his wife went over seas sold all thier stocks and investments befor running for pres.job.we need national health care all the other countrys have itor going to it.repulbicans saying ohio lost88,000jobs under obama better ask ohio gov.last year ohio gov. bal. the books he cut 1000s ofjobs and cut pay down on other jobs. then gave law makers a pay raise. ask your rep. he or she will tell you.the money he spent on stimulus jobs gov. got back in taxes from workers and conpanys.public records dont lie.

sanduskysteve

might as well not speak the truth because republicans don't want to hear it unless it will benefit them and their rich buddies. What you say is correct - but it is falling on deaf ears in the GOP. They ask why we are against Romney - what you said are some of the reasons as well as the really big ones that he has already created for himself.

KURTje

rec8888 thanks for your question. Remember N.Furniture, Janeseville, CVG? Prior to Obama being elected those places let many know they were going. Did Terry Boose do anything? (that's his neighborhood) Lt.Gov.Fischer tried. No avail. Know any of the owners of said businesses? Know how they vote? Again that was before our current CIC.

2cents's picture
2cents

China and greed, greed among all and all among you!

So you had a nice well paying manufacturing job say in 1982, about the same time China opens its boarders to foreign companies to utilize their immense cheap labor force.
Life is good but the lady of the house needs a new shower curtain so off to the store you go. Driving past the old hardware store you sigh, what a shame, I always liked that mom & pop place, they had everything I ever needed and keep rolling down the new strip of stores on SR 250, and there are a number, it’s still growing. You slide your US made beast into a spot, making fun of the foreign car you parked next to and complain that these things are stealing American jobs. So in you go just gazing around at all the new stuff and finally come across the shower curtains. Boy there are a bunch to choose from so I’ll get the clear vinyl one with metal hangers, that should look nice, and off you go riding home thinking WOW, I got a really good buy on that shower curtain, now I have extra cash to put gas in the boat, grab some bait and go fishing this afternoon before punching in at the auto plant for my third shift.

In reality what you just did was put a small dent in the foreign trade gap, the vinyl that was calendared here at one time was done in China, the steel that made the hooks was probably made in a steel mill that was bought, a used US steel plant and started up competing with cheap labor against US steel plants in America, the hands that made the shower curtain were certainly not from the US so no personal taxes were paid nor added to the social security system or the general fund for defense, welfare, roads, bridges and everything else. All the things used to produce the shower curtain you purchased with your hard earned dollars did about nothing for the US economy other than provide you with a great price! Take this times a billion items over thirty years and you now see the result of unfair trade, an unlevel playing field and all of us around the globe get to breath the pollutants generated by the east producing these little shower curtains.

Neither president or those of the past four administrations has been able to put a handle on what to do, I just let go of 6 people within the past three months and 2 more as of last Friday because of my products being moved to China for cheap labor assembly rates. At the same time I have a standing president who wants to tax us small mom & pop companies more and fine us for not providing more. I would say that if you vote Democrat you are voting for the forthcoming Socialism. If you vote republican you are voting for some form of change from the path we are currently on. The man running for president means nothing, what he has done in the past and what he plans to do in the future mean everything at this point.

I don’t have 4 more years of losses to give the current guy a shot at it AGAIN!!!

Darwin's choice

2cents....great post

Centauri

For years, the rich and powerful corporations and people have picked the candidates for the middle class to vote for. Romney and Obama are not for the middle class. Don't be fooled by the news media run by rich and powerful people and corporations. The rich and powerful ignore the honest and viable candidates. I am not going to vote for the lesser of two evils. I am voting for good. I will vote for a candidate that the rich and powerful do not want in office. I will cast my vote for Gary Johnson. http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/

Centauri

The rich and powerful will not allow Gary Johnson to debate with Obama and Romney. http://www.garyjohnson2012.com/u...

meowmix

I'm quite sure that I heard that Romney paid 14% on his 13 million but that he was actually entitled to take another 4% off in deductions (there by only paying 10% on 13 million) allowed to him but elected not to do so... gee, think old mutton was maybe, just maybe preparing for the demand to see his tax returns and figured this would make him look like he's paying his fair share????

Contango

@ meowmix:

Sen. and Theresa Kerry have far more wealth than Mr. Romney. Were you complaining about Sen. Kerry's wealth in '04? Hypocrites.

7 of the 10 wealthiest members of Congress are Democrats - let's see their tax returns.

Are Democrats allowed to even have money? Shouldn't they be required to take a vow of poverty?

Swamp Fox

The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
Ronald Reagan

meowmix

Contango: For one thing, seems to me Kerry released his tax returns willingly-
Kerry didn't also think that those who earn $200,000 per year as "middle class".
Representatives are not running for President.
Why must you always go to the extreme in your responses? Seriously, vow of poverty?
Just do me the simple favor of addressing my comment regarding Muttons not bothering to take his extra 4% in deductions that he was allowed? I'm pretty sure he can afford top-notch accountants!

Contango

@ meowmix:

So the criteria for an acceptable Dem is filthy rich but "cares"? LOL.

Why do the Kerrys need five houses? Maybe they should donate a couple to the poor?

Where are the low income housing projects on Cape Cod?

Mr. Romney, by not taking all of his possible deductions causes him to pay more in taxes and shows that he "cares." Gonna vote for him?

What's wrong with a little 'transparency,' by requiring ALL members of Congress to annually make their tax returns public? I thought a socialist would like that.

meowmix

Florida State Rep. Mike Horner (R-Kissimmee) ended a reelection bid Monday amid reports he allegedly used prostitutes.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! Another fine representative of the party who touts "family values"..............

The repugs have 5 days in which to find a replacement for him or else the Dem woman running against him wins by default.......

Contango

@ meowmix:

You're right, I'd rather have more Democrat sleaze balls like accused serial rapists and known philanderers like Bill Clinton in elected offices.

Maybe Horner should become a Dem next time - he'd fit right in.

meowmix

Would calling you a "broken record" classify me as calling you a name Contango?

Contango

@ meowmix:

Other than nauseatingly spouting Democrat Party rhetorical double-speak what else ya got?

OMG.LOL.WT_

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