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I cook, paint, write, read, decorate, garden, and volunteer. I'm also a business owner, a mother and a wife. I love you.....no matter what you think of me.

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Romney: "I Said Something That’s Just Completely Wrong’

DUh.....yes my friend....you have been doing so over and over and over again....!

But let's just stick to those completely wrong things you stated in just a small portion of the debate.......

Romney Tells 27 Lies in 38 Minutes
Courtesy Think Progress.org

(the debunk of each of the 27 lies is shown after each numbered quote at this link
http://www.loscerritosnews.net/2012/10/04/romney-tells-27-lies-in-38-minutes/ )

Pundits from both sides of the aisle have lauded Mitt Romney’s strong debate performance, praising his preparedness and ability to challenge President Obama’s policies and accomplishments. But Romney only accomplished this goal by repeatedly misleading viewers. He spoke for 38 minutes of the 90 minute debate and told at least 27 myths:

1) “et us energy independent, North American energy independent. That creates about 4 million jobs”

2) “I don’t have a $5 trillion tax cut. I don’t have a tax cut of a scale that you’re talking about.”

3) “My view is that we ought to provide tax relief to people in the middle class. But I’m not going to reduce the share of taxes paid by high-income people.”

4) “My — my number-one principal is, there will be no tax cut that adds to the deficit. I want to underline that: no tax cut that adds to the deficit.”

5) “I will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle-income families. I will lower taxes on middle-income families. Now, you cite a study. There are six other studies that looked at the study you describe and say it’s completely wrong.”

6) “I saw a study that came out today that said you’re going to raise taxes by $3,000 to $4,000 on middle-income families.”

7) “And the reason is because small business pays that individual rate; 54 percent of America’s workers work in businesses that are taxed not at the corporate tax rate, but at the individual tax rate….97 percent of the businesses are not — not taxed at the 35 percent tax rate, they’re taxed at a lower rate. But those businesses that are in the last 3 percent of businesses happen to employ half — half of all the people who work in small business.”

8) “Mr. President, all of the increase in natural gas and oil has happened on private land, not on government land. On government land, your administration has cut the number of permits and licenses in half.”

9) “The president’s put it in place as much public debt — almost as much debt held by the public as all prior presidents combined.”

10) “That’s why the National Federation of Independent Businesses said your plan will kill 700,000 jobs. I don’t want to kill jobs in this environment.”

11) “What we do have right now is a setting where I’d like to bring money from overseas back to this country.”

12) “I would like to take the Medicaid dollars that go to states and say to a state, you’re going to get what you got last year, plus inflation, plus 1 percent, and then you’re going to manage your care for your poor in the way you think best.”

13) “I want to take that $716 billion you’ve cut and put it back into Medicare…. But the idea of cutting $716 billion from Medicare to be able to balance the additional cost of Obamacare is, in my opinion, a mistake.

14) “What I support is no change for current retirees and near-retirees to Medicare.”

15) “Number two is for people coming along that are young, what I do to make sure that we can keep Medicare in place for them is to allow them either to choose the current Medicare program or a private plan. Their choice. They get to choose — and they’ll have at least two plans that will be entirely at no cost to them.”

16) “And, by the way the idea came not even from Paul Ryan or — or Senator Wyden, who’s the co-author of the bill with — with Paul Ryan in the Senate, but also it came from Bill —

17) “Well, I would repeal and replace it. We’re not going to get rid of all regulation. You have to have regulation. And there are some parts of Dodd-Frank that make all the sense in the world.”

18) “But I wouldn’t designate five banks as too big to fail and give them a blank check. That’s one of the unintended consequences of Dodd-Frank… We need to get rid of that provision because it’s killing regional and small banks. They’re getting hurt.”

19) “And, unfortunately, when — when — when you look at Obamacare, the Congressional Budget Office has said it will cost $2,500 a year more than traditional insurance. So it’s adding to cost.”

20) “It puts in place an unelected board that’s going to tell people ultimately what kind of treatments they can have. I don’t like that idea.”

21) “Right now, the CBO says up to 20 million people will lose their insurance as Obamacare goes into effect next year. And likewise, a study by McKinsey and Company of American businesses said 30 percent of them are anticipating dropping people from coverage.”

22) “I like the way we did it in Massachusetts…What were some differences? We didn’t raise taxes.”

23) “It’s why Republicans said, do not do this, and the Republicans had — had the plan. They put a plan out. They put out a plan, a bipartisan plan. It was swept aside.”

24) “Preexisting conditions are covered under my plan.”

25) “In one year, you provided $90 billion in breaks to the green energy world. Now, I like green energy as well, but that’s about 50 years’ worth of what oil and gas receives.”

26) “I think about half of , of the ones have been invested in have gone out of business. A number of them happened to be owned by people who were contributors to your campaigns.”

27) “If the president’s reelected you’ll see dramatic cuts to our military.”

But hey...he WON the debate!

About that Debate last Night...after much thought, I will admit.....

that everyone's assessment about last night's debate is somewhat accurate,

Sure...perhaps some got it almost right,
and perhaps some got it almost wrong...
but in the end y'all are simply super marvelous folks who want to win.....
and there ain't nothing wrong with that!!!!!

But here's the thing--this election ain't about who on our side is close to right about the debates
and who on our side is close to wrong about the debates....

This election is about each of us doing whatever we can in supporting and electing Democrats
in order to make sure that our future and that of our children's doesn't turn to total shit!
That's the goal, IMO....
not how insightful and totally right or wrong folks on this board analyzed last night's debate.

In otherwords, this election is about all of us. About our future and that of our children.

Let us not lose sight on what is important in this election, and let us remember how one voice can change a room,
and one room can change a block, and one block can change a neighborhood, and one neighborhood
can change a city, and one city can change a state, and one state can change the country, and how
one country can change the world.

This election is about how our votes pooled together should end with us having a victory,
and how we all have to pull our collective weight to get that done till the fat guy sings
that its over.


So as I end my own selfish rant, I just want to say that
I'm fucking fired up, and I'm fucking ready to go!
And what about you? Are you fired up and ready to go? Cause if not, you need to be....
remember that there are many folks depending on the actions of many folks as our future hangs in the balance
....and as you may already know, those many folks would be each and everyone of US!

Twitter: Romney's 'Big Bird' reference explodes online

Source: The Hill

According to Twitter, two of the most popular moments in the first 40 minutes of the debate were both references made by Romney, while discussing some of the federal subsidies he would cut as president.

Looking directly at moderator Jim Lehrer, the host of PBS's "NewsHour," Romney said he would cut subsidies for PBS, even though he likes Big Bird.

"Big Bird" and "PBS" each earned 17,000 tweets per minute, Twitter reports. That's nowhere near the high Twitter traffic during Obama's speech to the Democratic National Convention, which hit 52,757 tweets per minute, but it's more than Romney earned during his nomination acceptance speech at the GOP Convention, which hit a high of 14,289 tweets per minute. None of those numbers indicate whether users were for or against Romney on the "Big Bird" subsidies.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/twitter-room/other-news/260161-twitter-romneys-big-bird-reference-explodes-online

Big Bird is exploding. Perhaps that's the "zinger" that Romney didn't count on resonating. Well, it has!

Romney lied his ass off, CNN skewed their insta-poll, and Ed-MSNBC blamed Obama.....

and many folks here articulated their "disappointment" in Pres. OBama.

In otherwords, just really Good Times a la 2010!

Just want to say...."thank you for that".....cause some things never get old!

Like me.....Anyone who is concerned about their future and is close or in their mid 50s

heard the President making the Medicare point about the fact
that Romney will be gutting Medicare,
Most likely doesn't think that Mitt won this debate.

In fact, most folks listening to the issues brought up at the debate,
realized after the debate that they are just as confused as heck as
to what Mitt will do and how,
and are very clear that this President has their back.

That is all.

Romney with his red upper lip, his beady eyes tearing up, and the weird way

in which he acted like a 13 year old excited school girl (including his walk),
combined with his many reversals of his own proposed policies,
including many lies didn't do it for me....

For those who think he won, I'm glad that it did it for you.

President's surrogates are doing a much better job having this President's back......

While the sky appears to be falling right here at this forum.

Got my "Before I go on Stage" email from Pres. Obama...and Sooooo

I donated $35.00!
(although I'm already on a monthly automatic Contribution plan)....

Does anyone care to join me on this Debate Night????

Thanks for donating. Now, help spread the word.

By reaching out to your family and friends about the importance of chipping in now, you'll help build the grassroots campaign we need to win

Mitt Romney, based on just on his taxable income of 13 million, earned $52,700 PER DAYin 2011...

when he woke up each morning!

Now I don't mind that so much....

but when he dares call 47% of Americans moochers,
when the average family income is $45,000 PER YEAR....
and he appears appalled that folks expect something like food when the
economy was taken over the cliff by policies he supports,
I get mad all over again! Grrrrrr!

(Note: Those stats were spoken about on a talk show tonight)

Hey Mitt....you wish it will just be 47% who will vote for Obama!

But in reality 53% of voters cast their last Presidential vote for Barack Obama!..
The 47% was not based on any actual election, just wishful thinking!

it will be MORE than 47%! Remember that, cause we will!

Just fact checking!
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