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The republicans must want Obama to get re-elected

Original post made by Resident on Mar 14, 2012

The republicans did not learn a thing from 2008, and they must want Obama to win in November, because they are forcing Romney to sound so far to the right that there is no way the more moderate voters as well as independents will vote for him:

"characterized Romney's words as a play to the conservative wing of the GOP.

"He did everything he could to pander to the far right wing of his party with extreme and out-of-touch positions like vowing to get rid of Planned Parenthood, as he did today," Schultz said in a statement Tuesday. "

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I am very disappointed in Romney because I did not think he would try to appeal to the republican right wing after seing what happened to McCain in 2008.

There is no way the right wing would vote for Obama even if they did not like the republican candidate or perceived Romney as "liberal." So why is it that the republicans insist on appealing to a group of right wing voters? They alone cannot win the election! They need the independent vote, and independents don't vote for extremes.

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Posted by Zeke, a resident of Canyon Creek
on Mar 14, 2012 at 11:23 am

I also feel sorry for Romney who has had his liberty seriously infringed upon. His fellow Republicans have done nothing but force him to cater to the Arkansas chicken and pig farming, Walmart supporting wing, leg and breast of the GOP.

He used to be a free agent. But now he's become just a plaything of the GOP. Forcing him to pander, to eat grits, to say yew-awl, and to move to the right of Santorum.

When he becomes president we can count on him to look Putin in the eyes and stare him down. Cuz the one thing our good freedom-loving man Mitt has is a strong spine.

Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 14, 2012 at 12:59 pm

An interesting opinion:

"A party that takes Rick Santorum seriously is not a party serious enough to govern. Sadly, neither are the Democrats."

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Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill
on Mar 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Well, it seems to me like the Republicans must be feeling pretty confident about winning the next Presidential election. Don't I always hear conservatives saying that Obama is "the worst President in history"? Well, then, that means that Obama should be a pushover in the next election, doesn't it? Now if conservatives had been saying that "Obama is the best President in history", then I would be able to understand how Republicans could lose the next election. It would be tough for anyone to beat the "best President in history". Nope, no explanations needed if they fail to beat the "best President in history". But they're not saying that! They're saying that Obama is "the WORST President in history"! So relax. The upcoming Presidential election will be a cakewalk for the GOP. It's absolutely inconceivable that the GOP could possibly fail to defeat Obama (aka, "the worst President in history").

Posted by steve, a resident of Parkside
on Mar 14, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Resident, your last post is probably the best synopsis of our political scene that I've seen recently.
I wish we all had better options, but given the hand we were dealt with, I still have to vote for anyone but Obama.
I've seen what he's done and what he has tried to do (example-trillions in obamacare costs, most paid up front of any benefit, without having been fully vetted)---it's time to give anyone else a try.

Posted by Zeke, a resident of Canyon Creek
on Mar 14, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Thanks Resident. I'm sure I speak for many of us that your one-sentence sinopsis was easy to read.

Posted by Cholo, a resident of Livermore
on Mar 14, 2012 at 10:17 pm

the repubs don't have much to crow about...newt is a laugh, santorum is way to coo-coo, the usa is afraid of morgens...

Posted by b, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 15, 2012 at 8:23 am

TEA Party's going to get sent home in November. They made lots of promises, but haven't accomplished a darn thing in two years. All they're doing is claiming their share of the Federal pork, just like all the others. So much for change!!

Posted by steve, a resident of Parkside
on Mar 15, 2012 at 10:03 am

b, what federal 'pork' are you referring to? Is this something over and above what the rest of the pigs (Dems) are taking from the trough? Apparently, you're happy with the 'change' mandated by the Dems in power? Record deficits, no budget, high unemployment, burdensome regulations, class warfare, etc.....How do you propose the Tea Party fix the mess we're in?

Posted by Zeke, a resident of Canyon Creek
on Mar 15, 2012 at 10:33 am

As a Tea Party activist, I'd like to see myself and others live in a economy where we can afford to buy our GED.

Posted by b, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 15, 2012 at 5:02 pm

No, it isn't "over and above." I said that in my last post. They're doing exactly what everyone else is doing. So what's the point of them being there? They promised deficit reduction. They delivered more of the same ol' thing.

Posted by b, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 15, 2012 at 5:08 pm

Here is some fun reading for you TEA Partiers: Web Link. Surprise, surprise. They promised us deficit reduction and reform, but now that they are in Washington, they can't waste money fast enough. The whole lot of them. They'll be gone soon enough.

Posted by Steve, a resident of Parkside
on Mar 15, 2012 at 7:20 pm

Ok, b, when you refer to 'they' you're not talking about the tea party supporters, you're talking about a few politicians who, like most other politicians, tried to help their constituents. The tea party supporters, of course, still advocate for lower taxes, eliminating waste and enabling people to succeed based on their own work rather than handouts or legislated preferences. I'm sure most of what they are trying to accomplish is blocked by a radical leftist president and a dem senate. So, now what?
Re-elect the current occupant of the WH.....nope.

Posted by b, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 15, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Actually, they article called out quite a few marquee TEA Party names.

"One lawmaker's pork-barrel spending, of course, has always been another's opportunity to show his constituents he cares."

What a sham we were sold by the TEA Party. They're just run-of-the-mill tax-cut-and-spend Republicans. I've yet to meet a "TEA Party supporter" with a credible plan for cutting the deficit.

Posted by lazzboy, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 16, 2012 at 7:31 pm

We have become so entrenched by the media that it is impossible to vote in a moderate on either side. A moderate can not get on the ticket of the 2 main parties and they control the elections. I try to vote for others, but it seems like a wasted vote when all the "rest of the candidates" get less than 5% of the vote combined. What are we to do? I'm not very smart in the way of elections and political savvy, so any suggestions would be appreciated?

Posted by Angry with dummies, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 18, 2012 at 12:27 am

Lazzboy, you are so right on all counts. Independents are the decider 40% in the middle. Yet, in most races they are only offered an extremists on each side. I applaud you for admit you're 'not vrey smart in the way of election and political savvy'. If only others knew they didn't know. The southern evangelicals and religious extremist tea partiers have pretty much totally destroyed an opportunity, by coniving, lying, shouting, preaching, scaring, meddling in politics which they know NOTHING about. There is a science to winning elections, but they charged in with cocksure arrogance, thinking they could say any stupid thing they wanted, force stupid positions, take extreme positions, preach their narrow-minded, judgemental beliefs, and win. They took the bait on a catholic issue, and instantly were in a different discussion...neither of which were the primary topic of jobs. I'd like a deal that if they keep their religion out of elections, government will stay out of their religion ! Romney should just walk away from the mess the righteous know-nothings have made, and the opportunity they have ruined. Because of them, Obama stays. ..So lazzboy, you are to be commended for your sense of personal responsibility and desire to learn, and cast an informed vote.

Posted by Zeke, a resident of Canyon Creek
on Mar 20, 2012 at 5:03 am

I don't think Romney has a core.

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