Another Vote for Romney, Our Next President

One person's impression after the Republican National Convention.

I am so proud of Gloria, my mother-in-law, she has come a long way. It has been extremely difficult to discuss politics with her over the years. She, like many others, would vote the party line instead of voting for a person.

She has stopped drinking the Cool-Aide and is now finally come around to understand that our current President has been a total failure. It is very clear to me, if men and women like Gloria are finally seeing the light, Mitt Romney will be the next President of this country and not any too soon.

As a senior citizen, she is no longer afraid that anything will be taken away from her. She recognizes that her grandchildren and great grandchild will be in serious trouble, if something isn’t done to stop this spending craze.

The email below is what she sent me, I thought I would share it with you:

I have for the past couple of nights watched and listened to Ann Romney talk about her husband. Was fascinated and finally so glad to find out just what kind of a person Mitt was. Surely was a revelation. Also heard from people to whom Romney has helped. I was getting to know him on a much higher plane than before and liked what I was being told about him.

I really do feel that Mitt will do for our country what he says he will. I believe he has deep compassion and integrity and can help lead us out of this horrible mess we are in. Stayed until the last balloon came down and listened carefully to all Mitt Romney had to say.

I found myself not only liking this man, but feeling a trust I do not feel for Obama. I do not know about this movie you mentioned on email, but I do know that Obama is ruining this country and putting us in the worst position we have ever been in. I know that after listening to all the past few nights one of the things Romney said besides other things, that resonated was, what happened to all those wonderful promises Obama made on election night.

I understand Obama is going to do a TV thing where we are supposed to know more about the man. I no longer care what he says, and like millions of others was thoroughly duped by Obama. I am amazed at how many people still believe in him and think he deserves another 4 years.

For the second time in my life I am going to vote Republican this presidential election. However, I want democrats in the house of representatives and in the senate and congress. There are many good people in the democratic party, and frankly I dislike the tea party ultra conservatives and how they think and so on. This is going to be a very close election and I worry for our country if Obama has another 4 years.

Joe Petrowsky, Right Trac Financial Group

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Maria Giannuzzi September 14, 2012 at 01:20 PM
You know Spiff, you too have a tendency to shoot first and then take aim. I have learned that it is one's aim that determines one's success. Patience is usually a good thing. You should try it.
Maria Giannuzzi September 14, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Individuals do not "choose" their parents. I would think that would be obvious. I will repeat, it is Un-American to imply guilt by association. Many of our Japanese-American citizens and their immigrant parents were confined in internment camps during World War II without any credible evidence because they were judged guilty by association. Their Japanese background was judged sufficient to be an association or connection with the actions of the Japanese government which bombed Pearl Harbor. Have we learned nothing from history? It would be nice if some of you on the far right actually based your comments on facts. President Obama was a U.S. Senator for a few years. I would think that qualifies as work history. I am surprised at some of the statements on the blog. They have no basis in fact and are just repetitions of the fuzzy and sometimes bizarre statements of far right pundits, websites and talk show hosts. Those commenting often repeat the same comment (often verbatim) that they have posted on another thread.
Robin Hood September 14, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Maria, they have become Parrots. Perfectly trained to repeat rhetoric, it's actually kind of facinating while very scary. If you watch Fauxnews or catch a retarded statement by Rush you'll see that within 24 hours the flock are repeating it verbatim as if it were indeed a fact. The right can say anything, they still have people believing that Obama has DEATH PANELS that are gonna get'ya. They are incapable of learning, history has been rewritten for them, it is like mass mind control on a grand scale, which was why fauxnews was created, not to stop the lies of the liberal media, to stop people from finding out truth. And it has worked and damaged America in more ways then we currently know or see. The movie that has started the riots in the ME is a prime example, I am sure that it will come to be that it was PAC money that funded it to create more propaganda, to keep the flames of hate alive, to seperate us. I have always found this a great analogy of our current situation ( contains language) but hysterical and very true. This is what the right is doing to the people of America: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqW-Fv1eLCU&list=FLJYB8sCeFFNRhY3bc0g8vYA&index=4&feature=plpp_video
Spiff September 14, 2012 at 01:38 PM
I thought it was the Germans who bombed Pearl Harbor?
Observor September 14, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Toga! Toga! Toga! or Tora! Tora! Tora! Your choice.
Spiff September 14, 2012 at 01:43 PM
Robin Hood September 14, 2012 at 01:43 PM
all the right wing media does is spew hate to keep us divided and fighting with eachother, they are owned and controlled by the corporates, they keep stirring the pot, they are our common enemy how do we get the people they have suckered to see the truth?? many of them are unemployed or on disability but would allow and rejoice the return of Bush era policies and trickle down and an elimination of S/S and Medicare, programs they need and use as much as anyone else now that's astounding mind control!!!!!!!!!!
Maria Giannuzzi September 14, 2012 at 02:12 PM
It is usually obvious to me when a comment has been written with some thought behind it, and it is usually clear when it is just repetition. I would agree that some of those on the far right are the biggest beneficiaries of entitlements and subsidies advocated and enacted by Democrats and progressives (some Conservatives were also progressives). They have become defenders of the corporate state and the billionaires, necessary adjuncts to the lobbyists, fawning media and bought politicians. But that is what flim-flam is designed to do, isn't it? It is intended to deceive. And why would anyone want to make a joke about the internment of our Japanese-American citizens? Is that a Rush Limbaugh tactic?
Spiff September 14, 2012 at 02:44 PM
In typical Maria/Liberal fashion, she has to distort what I wrote. GO BACK AND READ MY COMMENT AGAIN, MARIA. No one made a "joke about the internment of our Japanese-American citizens." I never said anything about "the internment of our Japanese-American citizens" (spoken in a slow monotone voice so that even those with the most simplistic of minds can understand). I was quoting a line from a John Belushi movie. I never said anything about "the internment of our Japanese-American citizens." Observer got it! Thanks, Observer.
Robin Hood September 14, 2012 at 02:47 PM
probably I have found many of these right wing snobby arrogant holier than thou smart asses to be the same people who were the snobs in high school, the ones who (typically the Buffy and Biff's) sat around making fun of people and putting them down to make themselves feel superior. Even their politicians and media people like McConnel, Boner, Rush, Hannity, are snobs, arrogant, full of themselves ...........basically jerks
Robin Hood September 14, 2012 at 02:50 PM
about 40% of our populace is completely ( something I can't post here) in the head I have been trying to figure it out, it is very strange how they are unable to see truth, even if you give them a document or show them a video that clearly proves the lies. We are living through some very bad times in terms of intellectual intelligence.
Robin Hood September 14, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Well there is some hope, my neighbor who is a busienss owner and pretty hard core republican has had it and is voting Green party. He stated he is sick of the repub BS and lies and that they cater to the rich and not to average businesses. So they are not all complete fools, some can see and think outside the box, but I think they are exremely rare.
R Eleveld September 14, 2012 at 03:34 PM
@Maria, as I also said you support trickle down even if you do not like the name. You actually argued for trickle down. You did not realize that all what you said argued for trickle down until the offshore bank accounts. All the comments including fair and reasonable taxes argued for trickle down or the fact it does work. “Policies that support…” is usually translated as giving money or loopholes to these things so that the work will trickle down to the broader economy. Consider again those policies fall quickly into the realm of “Friends” meaning the connected get the benefit. Then you complain it is not your unconnected “friends”, I know you just don’t see the slippery slope.
R Eleveld September 14, 2012 at 03:44 PM
@Maria, My mother was held in Japanese “concentration camps” or internment camps in WWII in Indonesia because My grandparents were Dutch. That is not “guilt by association”. Japan a member of the Axis powers kept the Dutch locked up because the Dutch were an ‘enemy’. That is what happens in war. A 12 y.o. girl was a real threat? It was war, things are done that are not right with hindsight which we all know is perfect, but in the time in question it is understandable. We locked up the Japanese because they declared war against the US and BOMBED US. The Germans had they BOMBED US we would have probably at that time done the exact same thing to them. They were also subject to suspicion. In times of war you want all potential enemy combatants on your soil identified and sequestered to avoid doing harm. The Japanese did the same to the Dutch in Indonesia. You are equally guilty of fuzzy logic as I have shown repeatedly. I do keep track of my comments because your arguments are so often slightly reformulated comments. Do not throw stones while you are in a glass house. I am not saying it is right or wrong. It just is.
allyn nelson, senior September 14, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Shame on us all in the USA! Stop with the poles and news items. Just watch the debates and decide for your self! But be sure to vote no matter what!! I want the news to tell me how many people are able to vote and how many actual do vote. Shame on us if we do not vote!!! Yes we the people who did not and do not vote are the problem. SO PLEASE VOTE!!!
Maria Giannuzzi September 14, 2012 at 06:17 PM
What does a John Belushi movie have to do with my previous comment?
Maria Giannuzzi September 14, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Our Japanese-American citizens did not declare war on the United States, just as our Italian-American citizens did not declare war on the United States. They were citizens, many born in the U.S. There was no justification for the internment of Japanese-Americans and their immigrant parents in this country and the Supreme Court ruling was later overturned. We are supposed to be a national of laws, led by a publicly-elected civilian government. My understanding is that Japan was a militaristic government headed by an emperor. We let fear determine our actions, not justice, or fairness, or even common sense.
Maria Giannuzzi September 14, 2012 at 06:31 PM
One Japanese-American farmer (although not a citizen I believe) was so shamed by being interned during World War II, he committed suicide after the war.
Maria Giannuzzi September 14, 2012 at 06:37 PM
It's interesting what some people remember from old movies--movies aimed at an adolescent audience.
Maria Giannuzzi September 14, 2012 at 06:40 PM
The Japanese locked up of women and children--not normally combatants. The U.S. also locked up women and children and the very old--not normally combatants.
Spiff September 14, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Well, Maria, I was an adolescent when that movie was released. In addition, it is very healthy, even as an adult, to have a sense of humor. Ahhhh, that movie was a timeless classic! Belushi died well before his time. A cutting-edge comic genius! Another one of my favorite all-time movie lines was from that era as well. OK, who remembers, "220, 221, whatever it takes!" What movie and who said it?
R Eleveld September 14, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Agreed Allyn, but do not vote party label, take a few minutes and think about who you will vote for.
R Eleveld September 14, 2012 at 07:40 PM
@Maria, you can stop on this subtopic now. You will look silly. It was war and many things happen in war that should not. It is ancient history as many involved are now gone, and we have to remember it so it is not repeated. However at this point I am totally missing the relevance of this to the topic: “Another Vote for Romney, Our Next President.” Now I remember. You had to slam Cari for her comments about Obama and his multi wife history as a counterpoint to the Romney multi wife history. That is also totally irrelevant to the issue at hand.
Maria Giannuzzi September 14, 2012 at 08:16 PM
The actions of their parents are irrelevant, but using those actions as reasons to attack a candidate betrays our values. Guilt by association is always wrong whether the attack involves a Presidential candidate or a minority group like Japanese-Americans. If we can learn from history, we are less likely to make the same mistakes again. We do have a choice.
Maria Giannuzzi September 14, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Supply-side economics involves giving tax cuts to the wealthy in the hope that an economy will grow and eventually help lower and moderate-income individuals. It doesn't work. The problem is tax revenues fall so much that new taxes become necessary. But the Republicans have come up with a solution. Substantial cuts in spending need to be implemented in order to offset those tax losses. Fair and reasonable taxes means a progressive tax structure. It means the wealthy do not hide their money in offshore accounts and the closing of unfair tax loopholes the wealthy use to increase their wealth. (The mortgage interest tax deduction on second homes was an example of an unfair tax loophole.) It does not mean a 90 percent top tax rate.
R Eleveld September 14, 2012 at 08:48 PM
Move from trickle down to supply side. I guess trickle down works so we need to change tracks instead of admitting the obvious. It Works. Supply-side economics is a school of macroeconomic thought that argues that economic growth can be most effectively created by lowering barriers for people to produce (supply) goods and services, such as lowering income tax and capital gains tax rates, and by allowing greater flexibility by reducing regulation. Now we can spend time discussing incentives. So there is no alternative to trickle down. Please provide a theory that differs from trickle down. No one seems to be able to.
Sami Mehmed Jr September 15, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Blame belongs to every citizen, you and I, for our current political system, and its unfair practices. The system is no longer democratic. In the day, elected officials at the town level / county level, presented both sides of issue(s) to consitutents. It was easy. Smaller populations. A simpler life style. Constitutents voted. The same officials took the town citizen voice to the state and in turn to the federal level. In todays world how many of the laws passed, (related to federal / state taxes, political contributions, etc) have you voted for or against. Zero! Who asked for your opinion at the federal level. If the public does not unite too change the current system to enable true representation for the good of the people (let us vote on congressional benefits, foreign aid, health care, etc) before the legislature makes it law. Oh! We do not have the intelligence! So our elected officials will decide based on whats best for them, their friends, and large contributors. You and I play second fiddle. Note: Our form of government is still the best in the world, but it could be better based on one major goal, namely reform .... returning control back to the voters. Possible, yes. Voting over the internet. No access. Vote at town hall or other polling place. Cost ... give me a break. Continued:
Sami Mehmed Jr September 15, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Continuation: Lets vote on something everyday and get more done then our current Senate and Congress. We could do better than the current State legislatures in CT, given the opportunity. We do not have to agree on everything. But we all tend to agree the system is experiencing high blood pressure.
Maugle Sierra Vineyards & Winery September 15, 2012 at 04:17 PM
It would be interesting to combine excerpts of the movie "Obama's America 2016", with a buning consulate. A sad result of Obama's anti-colonialism bent & his policies of appeasment. This is a teachable moment in history, but neither Obama nor his state department have anything substative to teach the world about America's first ammendment or our constitution. It is my hope more American's understand that the changing circumstances that American's working over seas are finding, in many places in the world are due to Obama's policies. With Obama's policies of appeasment it has become very dangerous to work over seas. These times remind me of the circumstances created by Arthur Neville Chamberlain prior to WW2. Its time to vote out Obama!
Lauren September 19, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Keith, well said.


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