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Sat May 5, 2012, 03:22 PM

Obama knocks Romney's CEO past in first 2012 campaign rally

Source: Orlando Sentinel

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - President Barack Obama used his first political rally of the 2012 campaign on Saturday to attack Republican Mitt Romney for learning the "wrong lessons" as a CEO and promised to move the U.S. economy forward if he wins a second term.

Obama, a Democrat, formally launched his Chicago-based re-election effort last year, but his official political events have been confined to fundraisers since then.

That changed this weekend, and the president - who has criticized the former Massachusetts governor since he became the Republican party's presumptive nominee - showed at the first stop in Ohio he was ready for a fight.

With his wife at his side and Air Force One as a campaign plane, Obama said Romney was a patriotic American who had a lot to be proud of, but knocked the former governor for an economic plan that would favor the wealthy.

Read more: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/nationworld/sns-rt-us-usa-campaign-obamabre84403j-20120504,0,5898001.story

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Reply Obama knocks Romney's CEO past in first 2012 campaign rally (Original post)
shawn703 May 2012 OP
usrname May 2012 #1
Iliyah May 2012 #2
dkf May 2012 #3
jberryhill May 2012 #5
dkf May 2012 #14
patrice May 2012 #8
Nostradammit May 2012 #12
muriel_volestrangler May 2012 #15
Botany May 2012 #4
undeterred May 2012 #6
Brooklyn Dame May 2012 #7
Deep13 May 2012 #9
Jamaal510 May 2012 #11
Tx4obama May 2012 #10
onehandle May 2012 #13
Incitatus May 2012 #16
Ruby the Liberal May 2012 #17
Dawson Leery May 2012 #18
Beartracks May 2012 #19

Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 03:32 PM

1. Rmoney most certainly learned the wrong lessons

 

as CEO: he learned how to make money and show quarterly improvements on the balance sheet. But that's not what a government does, nor should it.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 03:37 PM

2. And the Dems

are paying back the government/tax payers for the use of said plane. Shit, they have reimbursed more moneyto date than the gopper Bush and crew ever did.

I am getting effing tired of this one-sided negative print out and corporate media bullshit. Shit all this covering up for Mittens effed up campaign is crapola.

He and his wife did fill up that stadium huh, the crowd loves them, and his speech was spot on.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 03:39 PM

3. Sigh. Too bad people with money vote.

 

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Response to dkf (Reply #3)

Sat May 5, 2012, 03:42 PM

5. Care to answer a simple question?


In the 2008 presidential contest, which candidate got more votes from people with incomes over $200,000, Obama or McCain?

Go ahead. Look it up.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #5)

Sat May 5, 2012, 06:55 PM

14. Good point...it used to be Obama.

 

He used to have the kids too.

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Response to dkf (Reply #3)

Sat May 5, 2012, 04:50 PM

8. No. That's a good thing, because THOSE people are going to care whether their masters are FOREIGN

or domestic.

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Response to dkf (Reply #3)

Sat May 5, 2012, 06:26 PM

12. LOL! True to form, dkf -

always true to form.

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Response to dkf (Reply #3)

Sat May 5, 2012, 07:05 PM

15. Don't worry, it didn't work for the Repubs when Joe The Plumber said that last time

so if the Repubs say such an idiotic thing this time, we'll just point and laugh at their stupidity.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 03:42 PM

4. Obama "rocked the casbah"



Right now I am wearing my "Obama State State 2012" t-shirt my 17 year old
son who is not thrilled w/ politics liked Obama so much he got one too.

Vote for Obama in 2012 because he is not Mitt.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 04:03 PM

6. Good. I don't want a CEO or flunkee MBA running the country.

Wrong kind of person to have in high office.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 04:15 PM

7. Romney learned the corporate game...

...there, it's all about "eat what you kill" -- and if the kill means putting people out on the street to support the bottom line for the only people who matter (wealthy shareholders) then so be it. Not the way a government of the people should be run.

http://borderlessnewsandviews.com/2012/04/stealing-from-the-hungry/

http://borderlessnewsandviews.com/2012/05/may-day-remembering-the-working-class/

http://borderlessnewsandviews.com/2012/04/ann-romney-mother-of-the-century/

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 05:23 PM

9. This was always a hobby for him anyway.

Romney hasn't worked a day in his life.

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Response to Deep13 (Reply #9)

Sat May 5, 2012, 06:08 PM

11. Romney has worked hard in his life.

For instance, as MA governor, he worked hard at making the state 47th out of 50 states in job creation!

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 05:44 PM

10. Links for the FULL rally video of the Obama Ohio rally, below


C-Span video of Ohio Obama rally including intro by Michelle Obama : http://www.democraticunderground.com/101726445

AND

Rally VIDEOS (full) and photos:
http://www.barackobama.com/live?source=ReadyToGoWeAreMovingForward-01-20120505-misc-HQB&icn=20120505-ReadyToGoWeAreMovingForward-01-misc-HQB
and more here: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/414975/events/486211/videos/686745

p.s. It says 'live stream' in the URL in the above link but it isn't - it's the page with the videos and photos etc.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 06:36 PM

13. A 'businessman' President totally destroyed the economy over eight years.

We will be the United States of Suckers if we fall for that again.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 07:18 PM

16. Which incumbent President hasn't used Air Force One for transportation while campaining?

It's also interesting that the writer had to mention the campaign headquarters in Chicago, but didn't mention Romney's.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 07:21 PM

17. "Air Force One as a campaign plane"

Another gem from the Orlando Sentinel. How completely unshocking.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 07:53 PM

18. Romney has nothing to be proud of.

He is a fraud, a thief, a hustler, a liar, etc....
90% of Private Equity firms are in the business of extracting cash (then loading with debt) from companies which employ people.

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Response to shawn703 (Original post)

Sun May 6, 2012, 02:42 AM

19. Running a business is NOT the same as running an economy or government.

The skillset -- and especially the mindset -- are different.

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