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Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 6:14 am, Thu Nov 1, 2012.

The election is days away and there are still people who claim to be undecided. On what planet are they living?

Obama has been in charge for four years. Gov. Romney has been in public service and charity work most of his life. It's not like they just popped up and asked for your vote.

I know I'm going to catch flack, but anybody who lets staged, rehearsed theatrics influence their decision should not be allowed to vote. Do you honestly think Obama is going to do anything different? He had an agenda — turning us into a socialist nation — and he has not changed.

Do you think he has a new plan to get people working? There are more people out of work today than when he took charge.

Do you think he has a new energy plan? Gas is almost three times the price. He has vetoed or blocked efforts to make us energy independent.

Do you thing he has a new plan to balance the budget? He's spent more money than all other presidents combined. He's put our nation on the brink of financial disaster, and has incurred debts that our children will bear. His one big "achievement," the health program, has yet to take full effect. It has the promise of becoming the biggest drain on our budget yet.

There are over 30 percent more people on food stamps than four years ago. People are still losing their homes. Our borders haven't been secured. We are hated and despised in foreign countries in spite of his bowing, scraping and apologizing for every wrong since the inception of time.

If you like what he has done — vote for him. If you don't — vote against him. If you don't know much about Gov. Romney, Google him. He's so much more than just a rich Mormon.

Compare the lifestyle, ethics, morality, business ability, background and love of country of both men. That's what should influence your decision, and this should've already taken place.

If the right man gets elected, the economy might just improve enough to get a Monday News-Sentinel again — heck, let's think big and shoot for a Sunday paper, too.

Jim Sugden

Lodi

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21 comments:

  • Walter Chang posted at 6:09 pm on Fri, Nov 2, 2012.

    Walt Posts: 1089

    Lovely sentiment Dave.

    Sounds a bit desperate though...

    Do you sometimes get "flabbergasted" too??


    [thumbdown]

     
  • dave howard posted at 5:53 pm on Fri, Nov 2, 2012.

    dave howard Posts: 25

    I vote freedom first, so think before you vote.
    Are you an American or a Democrat.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:43 pm on Fri, Nov 2, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    I am still waiting for the apology Mr Tillet...

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 3:38 pm on Fri, Nov 2, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Wrong dictionary Mr Tillett... You are using the tradtional definition...I am not.

    As far as just or appropriate, It was not appropriate for Obama to fly off to a vegas party instead of focusing on preventing a tragedy.

    What is inappropriate is for you to be concerned with a vocabulary word instead of a president who failed to protect life.

    As far as bebasing you ... I think just reading your posts speaks loudly.

     
  • Jeff Tillett posted at 11:17 am on Fri, Nov 2, 2012.

    Jeff Tillett Posts: 541

    Cue debasing me or my profession in 3...2...1...

     
  • Jeff Tillett posted at 10:51 am on Fri, Nov 2, 2012.

    Jeff Tillett Posts: 541

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=swiftboating

    aside from any argument as to whether President Obama was directly involved with any decision to intentionally or unintentionally get four Americans killed, your use of the term "swiftboating" is not correct. Nor is it just or appropriate.

     
  • John Lucas posted at 8:51 am on Fri, Nov 2, 2012.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    The ability to believe anything is a requirement for a Conservative Republican.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:36 am on Fri, Nov 2, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Ms Bobin stated...Apparently, Mr. Baumbach doesn't quite grasp the definition of "Swift Boating."

    Of course I do as does the families of the dead Americams Obama could have saved.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 7:35 am on Fri, Nov 2, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    How liberal of you Ms Bobin... when someone points out truth, you call it mud slinging.. your Tina Fey impressions are priceless.

    Obama clearly admires various governments that he takes bits and pieces from.... so yes, Indonesia, Cuba, Kenya, and don't forget Putin in Russia, Chavez in Venezuela and the the Ayatollah of Iran
    ...all of which he appreciates and models after...he is very eclectic, don't you agree?

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 8:40 pm on Thu, Nov 1, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Apparently, Mr. Baumbach doesn't quite grasp the definition of "Swift Boating."

    It is just amazing to me that right-wingers and conservatives, or whatever you want to call those who wish to suspend reality, readily buy into the conspiracy theories.

    Yes, with Obama in a very close re-election campaign, he DELIBERATELY let an American ambassador and three other Americans die. To prove?

    Just goes to show how far people with limited ability to think logically will go to make up a good story.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 8:34 pm on Thu, Nov 1, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Mr. Baumbach...desperation makes you say such interesting things.

    Again with the socialist society..what happened to Indonesia, Cuba, Kenya and all of the other mud you've been slinging lately.

    Desperation.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 6:43 pm on Thu, Nov 1, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Of course Mr Barrow, whats a few dead Americans that could easily have been saved when you have an opportunity to vote for a man who like you, enjoy forcing Americans to live is a socialist society...

     
  • John Lucas posted at 5:56 pm on Thu, Nov 1, 2012.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    Romney the llar has integrity? ROFL [beam]

     
  • Eric Barrow posted at 3:28 pm on Thu, Nov 1, 2012.

    Eric Barrow Posts: 1460

    I'll take Obama's lifestyle, ethics, morality, background and love of country over Romney any day Romney may win on business ability but not on business integrity which is probably an oxymoron in Romney's world.

     
  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 2:34 pm on Thu, Nov 1, 2012.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Mr Chang stated...“Sounds like some swift boat ...

    I do agree with Mr Chang... I do believe Obama swift boated the 4 defenseless Americans who died in Libya right on into their after life... Mr Obama has swift boating down to a science.

    Unlike Mr Lucas and Chang, I do not think it is too funny for words... but a sad commentary of how low liberals can sink to win an election.

    Like Mr Sugden stated... Compare the lifestyle, ethics, morality, business ability, background and love of country of both men. That's what should influence your decision, and this should've already taken place.

     
  • Walter Chang posted at 1:13 pm on Thu, Nov 1, 2012.

    Walt Posts: 1089

    “Sounds like some swift boat or teabagger propaganda to me.”

    Doug, you weren’t expecting anything of substance, were you??

    It’s just more of Darrell’s tired partisan shenanigans.

    Nothing more!

    [scared]

     
  • John Lucas posted at 11:06 am on Thu, Nov 1, 2012.

    John Lucas Posts: 2730

    Too funny for words:

    Gov. Romney has been in public service and charity work most of his life. It's not like they just popped up and asked for your vote.

    That public service and charity work sure pays well! [beam]

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:19 am on Thu, Nov 1, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Mr. Sugden wrote: "Compare the lifestyle, ethics, morality, business ability, background and love of country of both men. That's what should influence your decision, and this should've already taken place."

    Really? "Lifestyle, ethics, morality, love of country, business ability?"

    This sounds very tinged with racial and religious implications that President Obama is "not a citizen, not a Christian (is Romney? Many Evangelicals doubt it), does not love the US, is a foreigner, a socialist, a Muslim etc. None of which has been proved but still is the main "Bogey Man" reasoning used by individuals such as Mr. Sugden.

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:10 am on Thu, Nov 1, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Republican led states have tried to implement a variety of methods to disenfranchise minority voters who tend to vote Democratic:

    Voter ID.
    Purging voter roles - in many cases telling citizens who have voted for years that they need to prove they have the right to vote.
    Changing early voting days and closing poles earlier to make it inconvenient for groups who have traditionally voted enmasse on Sundays after church.

    And on and on.

    Not to mention the PA state senator who openly - on video - proclaimed that Voter ID was enacted in his state "to allow Governor Romney to win Pennsylvania."

    And Mr. Paglia is worried about a "voter report card?"

     
  • Joanne Bobin posted at 10:05 am on Thu, Nov 1, 2012.

    Joanne Bobin Posts: 4488

    Voter intimidation? Sounds like encouraging people who constantly grouse about the state of things, but never get out and vote.

    Voter intimidation is more likely practiced by the Republican Party, as in the organization "True the Vote" which plans to place over ONE MILLION people at poling places to watch out for any "irregularities," and voter fraud, which is almost non-existent.

    On True the Vote - a TEA Party arm formed in Texas (which, by the way, is still on the list of states that must get Justice Dept. permission to change voter laws due to its long history or preventing blacks and other minorities to vote:

    "It’s been a rough couple months for voter rights, and the GOP is still on the attack. The Tea Party has launched an initiative called True the Vote, a poll-watching network where people stand guard around voting booths, supposedly to deter voter fraud.

    “What you had were far right-wing speakers talking about the right-wing agenda, a lot of Obama-bashing. But the main thing they talked about was monitoring and watching,” Mock said. “According to True the Vote, people on both sides of the voting booth are up to no good. The people working the polls are subject to corruption and fraud, and the people going up to vote are also subject to corruption and fraud. So they believe it’s their job to watch both sides to make sure that nothing happens.”

     
  • Kevin Paglia posted at 7:02 am on Thu, Nov 1, 2012.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 1907

    Seemed like a good place to pass this on:

    http://news.msn.com/politics/moveon-hopes-to-shame-people-who-dont-vote?ocid=ansnews11

    Two thoughts: First is it sounds more like voter intimdation than anything else. Second imagine the edia outcry if this was done by a conservative group.

     

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