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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Posting about Romney

I can't resist.  This man is a bold Liar.  I know its not just him, but his campaign, his advisers, his whole political party.  The GOP is just floating out in space devoid of reality, reason and facts.

Bain Capital - Romney 'left' in 1999, but signed papers and drew an executive salary until much later.  He claims he simply retired retroactively.  No, he was Owner, CEO, Chairman of the Board AND sole stockholder, but he didn't actually DO anything for that $100,000+ yearly salary.  Well, if paying someone to do nothing is his company's idea of good business, then I don't think he should be holding the purse strings for the nation - especially when he accepted a huge salary for doing nothing.

Someone releasing a video for him edited the ever lovin heck out of an Obama speech - kind of like Fox News does a lot - to make it seem bad.

What they show in the video :
"If you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be ‘cause I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something. If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen." - President Obama
What was actually said (left out parts in bold) :
"...if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.  You didn’t get there on your own.  I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart.  There are a lot of smart people out there.  It must be because I worked harder than everybody else.  Let me tell you something – there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.
If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help.  There was a great teacher somewhere in your life.  Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive.  Somebody invested in roads and bridges.  If you’ve got a business. you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen.  The Internet didn’t get invented on its own.  Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet.
The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.  There are some things, just like fighting fires, we don’t do on our own." - President Obama
The Rachel Maddow Show did a great segment on the above, which ran after I posted this.

There are dozens of 'astroturf,' dishonest, plain out lying crap the GOP is doing, has done and will do again if elected.  Please, please....

Save the United States - Don't Vote Republican!