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(Sun Sentinel)   Sun-Sentinel endorses Mitt Romney in hopes it will somehow destroy the Florida tag   (sun-sentinel.com) divider line 13
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2012-10-27 01:31:02 AM
5 votes:
FTFA: Brush away all the rhetoric, all the vitriol, all the divisiveness from the presidential campaign. To most Americans, only one thing matters - the economy.

This is the exact same bullsh*t Romney supporters keep spouting whenever they get nailed on any other issue. The Sun-Sentinel has bought this nonsense hook, line, and sinker.

The truth of the matter is that Romney isn't going to have any more direct influence on the economy than Obama has. The only thing that Romney has going for him is that he might have better luck at getting certain legislation passed in a Congress that doesn't want to cooperate with a Democratic president for any reason whatsoever. I'm sorry, but that's not a enough of a reason for me to support a presidential candidate.

And if the folks at the Sun-Sentinel would just stop for a minute and think about what they're saying -- the economy was in the toilet when Obama was elected. That's WHY he was elected. How is putting another rich Republican into office at this point going to fix the economy?

People like Romney are greatly responsible for the mess we're in right now anyway. Anyone who thinks that willfully sending American jobs out of the country -- to improve profit margins and bolster stock prices -- doesn't understand what drives the American economy to begin with. Regardless of Obama's lack of efficacy in office, I have no illusions that Romney would be any better. Romney is a typical greedy American business tycoon who thinks that the middle and lower economic classes exist to serve people like him. With the general population in its current state of economic distress and employers doing everything they can to drive down wages, we don't need a president who is so detached from the economic reality of most of the people in this country.

The Sun-Sentinel got this wrong. Just plain wrong. The fact that they're using the economy as their reasoning for their endorsement of Romney tells you that they must be just as detached from reality as he is.
2012-10-27 01:50:57 AM
3 votes:
This article just reeks of mental gymnastics and misinterpretations in order to avoid endorsing Obama.

The unemployment rate is lower than it was when Obama took office, but because it does not satisfy an arbitrary metric that has never been used to measure success for other presidents, it doesn't count?

The auto bail out (which Romney opposed) and stimulus (which Romney opposed) were great policies and have both helped America and Florida...so vote for Romney?

Obama overhauled healthcare to make it better, but because the process wasn't the way we wanted...so vote for the guy who wants to repeal (maybe? who knows what Romney's stance on the ACA is) it?

Romney closed a budget gap as governor without raising taxes...except he did it by massively raising fees and shifting the tax burden onto cities and municipalities, actually raising the the total tax burden on citizens. But hey! He didn't literally raise taxes!

We need to cut defense spending...so vote for the guy who vows to increase defense spending.

We don't need to get into another middle east war, and diplomacy must remain first...so vote for the guy who couldn't even go to Britain without farking up and who's been sabre rattling war with Iran for years (up until his abrupt turn at the debate).

If you don't want to endorse Obama, then don't endorse Obama. But if you have to make up reasons to endorse the other guy, perhaps you should just endorse...nobody. I guess this is why there's a Florida tag.
2012-10-27 02:03:25 AM
2 votes:

Curious: The greatest threat to our national defense is not the size of our military, but the ever-escalating size of our national debt. We must get government spending under control, across the board.

this about the guy who brags on increasing defense spending.



And Mittens wants to do that while slashing even more revenue via even more massive tax cuts. The Republican reputation of being "fiscally responsible" is as much of a f*cking joke as their claims to being stronger on national defense.

9/11, Republicans at the wheel.
Great Recession, Republicans at the wheel.
Massive debt from unnecessary wars and unnecessary tax cuts for the rich, Republicans at the f*cking wheel again.

Fark all of them.
2012-10-27 01:50:52 AM
2 votes:

SuperT: can someone explain to me how our sovereign debt is a national security issue. I mean, do we need the pacific fleet to protect us against a sketchy bill collector?

is china gonna start a war which they would lose in about ten farking seconds over 8% of the total tbills? is japan? Are pensioners and other people with investments in government bonds going to rough up Treasury department personnel on the way home?

what is the supposed end game?


China wouldn't be buying our debt (or put more positively, investing in US Government bonds) if they didn't think 1) They'd be paid back in interest, which they are. 2) They thought US Government bonds were a bad investment.

Anti-China saber-rattling is an election cycle rite of passage, but our relationship with the PRC is so complicated and intertwined that the kind of nuance required for actually explaining what the hell is going on with it any given time is way beyond anything the news cycle or debate format or even a stump speech can really convey.

For example, how is Mitt Romney going to go about strengthening international pressure on Syria and Iran if he's alienated China in a trade war, you know... the China that's on the Security Council? How is the economy gonna do that he purports to improve via his various economic schemes when he's implementing tariffs on Chinese imports that keeps prices down for American consumers?

In short: The US and China need each other - cheap goods and a market to sell them to, respectively - and thus have to tolerate each others' bullshiat.
2012-10-27 12:25:34 PM
1 votes:
I just don't get how it's possibly to endorse Romney (vs. endorsing nobody). What does he stand for? Is he a social conservative? A hawk? A northern moderate? A bean counter? I just have no farking clue, and neither does the Sun-Sentinel or anyone else, because he has held every single conceivable Republican policy position and half of the Democratic ones since he started campaigning for President in 2008. It's not that he subtly moved to more nuanced moderate positions for the general election. It's that he'll be for healthcare reform when he's talking to the press in the morning about his compassion, against healthcare reform 30 minutes later when he's on the stage at a rally to his base, and for everything in the healthcare bill (except the part where it's paid for) two hours later in Florida.

He's Schroedinger's Candidate - he's a Rockefeller Republican and a Tea Partier and a Christian Coalitionist and the white SuperObama all at once, unless and until he wins the election. How can you possibly *endorse* anything about a person that stands for nothing? NOTHING.
2012-10-27 04:53:19 AM
1 votes:
"Now, four years later, we have little reason to believe he can turn things around."

Therefore, vote for the people who purposely blocked him at every turn from being able to do anything about the economy for the past four years. Vote for the people who decided to sacrifice the American people for the sake of getting a guy they don't like out of office.

Are these people sentient?
2012-10-27 03:51:15 AM
1 votes:

SuperT: can someone explain to me how our sovereign debt is a national security issue. I mean, do we need the pacific fleet to protect us against a sketchy bill collector?

is china gonna start a war which they would lose in about ten farking seconds over 8% of the total tbills? is japan? Are pensioners and other people with investments in government bonds going to rough up Treasury department personnel on the way home?

what is the supposed end game?


You have to remember that 80% of the Florida population still remembers WWII, either because they're actual veterans or they were kids during the war (and I don't mean war babies, I mean they were actually alive and have memories of daddy fighting the Japanazis.) So talking about "defense" and "national security" to them means something totally different than it does to anyone under 60. These are folks to whom "We have fewer battleships than we did in 1935!" actually sounds frightening and something to be alarmed about because they still remember when battleships were something we needed to fight naval battles with.

So framing our debt as a "national security" issue to Floridians makes it resonate with them in a way that you or I don't feel. It links them to a history they can understand, even if it has exactly zero to do with either debt or national security.
2012-10-27 02:25:13 AM
1 votes:
Business owners are reluctant to assume risk in the face of unending uncertainty.

Oh look, they invoked the Confidence Fairy. That's where I stopped reading.
2012-10-27 02:24:36 AM
1 votes:
Lead, follow or GTF out of the way.

He didn't lead

He didn't follow

I guess there's only one thing left.
2012-10-27 02:12:16 AM
1 votes:
How is the Sun-Sentinel practicing journalism? The endorsement claims that Obama ran up the debt, yet even Forbes and the Washington Post have talked about how little Obama has contributed to deficit spending compared the previous administration. Anybody who claims otherwise is either a fool or a liar, including the Sun-Sentinel.
2012-10-27 01:57:27 AM
1 votes:
Sun Sentinel is a piece of crap paper, you can find simple errors in spelling and grammar in the majority of their articles. Your mom's blog is written better.

Additionally they've had "polls" they run daily and ever since they turned to mainly political questions the polls have come out overwhelmingly in favor of Romney, all of them. Pretty sure it's not a Republican leaning area they're in yet their poll results for yesterday's poll ( Poll

"Do you agree with the Sun Sentinel's endorsement of Gov. Romney?"

Yes. He is obviously the right man for the job (17381 responses)
81%

No. Obama has earned a second term (757 responses)
4%

Yes. And it's surprising to see the liberal media do the right thing (2614 responses)
12%

No.Obama's plans are starting to work well (583 responses)
3%
21335 total responses
***

And all of the Romey/Obama polls come out like this. 90%+ for Romney. So either the SS is starting the poll with Romney at 90% of the votes or someone is running a script of some sort to sway their polls.

Oddly enough their little polls rarely used to get even 1000 votes per day. Shady shady.

/Yes, I'm annoyed by it.
2012-10-27 01:23:36 AM
1 votes:
One other thing to remember: the next president will likely affect the makeup of the Supreme Court, as four justices are in their 70s. Whether that will put women's rights and other policies in danger is something voters need to consider.

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I think the person who wrote this editorial probably had to take a shower afterwards, just to wash the stench of derp off.
2012-10-27 01:16:43 AM
1 votes:
The greatest threat to our national defense is not the size of our military, but the ever-escalating size of our national debt. We must get government spending under control, across the board.

this about the guy who brags on increasing defense spending. that is just one of several schizophrenic things they wrote. there were times it looked like they just threw a dart at a chart of talking points then wrote about the one it landed on.
 
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