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“Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” That’s what has been posed time and time again, ever since Ronald Reagan first asked the question in 1980.

Of course, as a nation we are better off. That’s the honest answer.
if you feel you are personally not better off than you were four years ago — then blame congress, blame those who were gaming the system for their own financial gain, and blame the financial system that brought us what some have called the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression.

When Barack Obama took office in January of 2009 …

 

Read article here: Illusions of an Obama Economy, Romney Can’t Do Better, Congress Can

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I was told Dinesh D’Souza’s “2016: Obama’s America” will change minds. To think this film would change the mind of any reasonable person to vote for Mitt Romney is hard to believe. Particularly when the so-called documentary was written and narrated by D’Souza, a far-right conservative commentator, based on his best seller, “The Roots of Obama’s Rage” and his new book “Obama’s America: Unmaking the American Dream.”

The film’s trailer exposes D’Souza’s well-known hostility toward Obama. Anger and Fear …

Read article here: ‘2016: Obama’s America’ — Driven by Hatred, Created to Instill Anger and Fear

 

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Mitt Romney’s father, George Romney, was a success as Michigan’s governor. He served three consecutive terms. Unlike George, Mitt served one arguably unsuccessful term as Governor of Massachusetts.

Nevertheless, as a candidate in contention with Richard Nixon for his party’s 1968 presidential nomination, George Romney withdrew his candidacy two weeks before the New Hampshire primary. George’s weakness in foreign policy, his initial lack of clarity on Vietnam and yet later taking a strong stance against the War, are the reasons most cited for the abdication of his candidacy. Mitt, too, is weak on foreign policy. He takes a strong stance for war as a substitute for diplomacy. Unlike his father, Mitt is the Republican choice to compete against Barack Obama for the Oval Office, winning by being the ideological opposite of his father.

President Nixon appointed George Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. As Secretary he proposed open housing to facilitate desegregation and increases in housing for the poor. Unlike Mitt, his dad was not a Republican’s kind of Republican.

As a matter of fact Mitt Romney …

Read article here: With Mitt Romney Voters May Not Get What They Expect

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