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Tag: Mitt Romney


US: Despite glitches, Obamacare is working

Re: “Democrats: Governance hurts American prosperity” (letter, 3-22).

It might be helpful to remind the letter writer that Obamacare has antecedents: Mitt Romney’s in Massachusetts and an earlier version proposed by the Republicans in the 1990s.

As to the “objections of the American people,” I’d have to see some stats. But so far, despite a few glitches, Obamacare seems to be working.

Getting foreign policy right is always tricky. Variables abound. Circumstances change, and things can go south quickly. But shooting from the hip and starting unnecessary wars, resulting in ill-spent dollars and the loss of thousands of lives, doesn’t

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ELECTION: If Romney were president

They say this election is a rejection of Obama’s policies. But if Mitt Romney were president, his policies would be virtually identical to Obama’s, the economy would be where it is today, and Republicans would crow about his achievements, lauding him for:

* Saving the economy from collapse;
* Restoring the U.S. automotive industry;
* Achieving a 60-year low in the deficit spending rate;
* Bringing unemployment under 6%;
* Stimulating record corporate profits;
* Raising the Dow-Jones by 10,000 points;
* Decreasing U.S. dependency on foreign oil;
* Making us a world

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OBAMA: A backlash of voter remorse

Back in the 2012 election, Barack Obama said these famous words, “If you like your insurance plan, you can keep it. If you like your doctor, you can keep him, period.” That was a bald-faced lie. Yet people cheered and anointed him the savior of America. He was re-elected by over Mitt Romney. Another four years of Obama. America made its choice.

It seems the hens are coming back to roost. A current poll indicates that 33 percent of registered voters say Obama is the worst president since World War II, and 45 percent said the United States would have

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OBAMACARE: It’s not the same as Romneycare

Over the past few years. President Obama and the Democrats have continually stated that Romneycare and Obamacare were essentially the same. This is simply not true. Let’s be clear. There are similarities, but there are glaring differences.

Romneycare had 70 pages, bipartisan support and was very popular with the public. Strong consensus was built between then-Gov. Mitt Romney, Democrats, Republicans, the public and the business community to support the law and the individual mandate. Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., who was in the state Senate at the time, stated it took three years for everybody to come together. Romneycare had

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ECONOMY: Obama doesn’t want to reduce the deficit

How about that. The News Tribune editorial board, Katie Baird and even Eugene Robinson found religion. All of them are telling us the fiscal cliff agreement which will bring in $100 billion per year won’t do much to cut the deficit. Sound familiar?

The Republicans have been saying that for years President Obama’s tax plan, taxing only the top 2 to 3 percent, would bring in only $70 billion to $80 billion per year. That amount, like the $100 billion per year from the fiscal cliff deal, wouldn’t have cut much of the deficit either. The mainstream media never questioned

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POLITICS: Liberals should end malicious tactics

Some political events are easily explainable and profoundly indicative of malicious, offensive partisan behavior.
I cite two of many instances where two of America’s most honorable men were falsely maligned for partisan political purposes – with the overwhelming complicit support of the mass media.

• The “Borking” (a systematic defamation of a highly qualified nominee for the Supreme Court, led by the malicious slanders by Ted Kennedy behind the protections of the Senate floor) of the late Robert Bork.

• The “Borking” of Mitt Romney –one of the most decent, reputable, competent, experienced nominees ever for president – by

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ELECTION: And now, the winners and losers

Time to assess the 2012 election:


• The American labor movement, whose volunteers made hundreds of thousands of phone calls and house visits in support of victorious Democratic candidates.

• Sen. Patty Murray, who took on the unpopular task of defending 23 Democratic seats in the U.S. Senate. Not only were all successful, but she also picked up two more.

• Small donors to Democratic Senate and House candidates, many of whom won against an overwhelming financial advantage on the Republican side.

• Nate Silver, the operator of the 538 blog for successfully predicting all winners with the exception

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GOP: Republicans need to stop rationalizing

It is interesting to read how some Republicans keep rationalizing their loss this election. “It was Romney’s fault” (although my respect for him grew in the debates), “It was Obama’s slanderous attacks,” “It was the media,” etc. etc.

They fail to recognize that a majority of Americans do not want a party in power that denigrates women, which is not willing to embrace an increasingly multicultural society, which is riddled with racism, which firmly set its policies to deny Barack Obama a second term, which kept questioning our president’s birth certificate, which does not want to look at the Bush

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