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11/29/2013 6:00:00 AM
Letter: Romney told the truth

Most of Ms. Gabriel's letter of Nov. 1, 2013 is not worth responding to, as it is the same tired old rhetoric that the hard left Democrats use when they are boxed in a corner. Just pull out the race card. Never mind the facts, they do not fit the narrative they are trying to shove down our throats.

The one thing Ms. Dane did mention that I would like to address is the 47 percent statement that Mr. Romney made. Mr. Romney was telling the truth, hard for most political types to comprehend from both sides of the aisle, but when there is that many people getting free "monetary services/money" and they are told it will be taken away if you do not vote against it, then they do.

And what we end up with is the corrupt mess we have today.

I noticed Ms. Dane stayed away from the president's signature marvel Obamacare, and with good reason. Millions of people are getting thrown off their insurance because of it, and those that have signed up are but a few hundred, maybe less but we are not privileged to have this information, only HHS and this president.

Only time will tell if the American people will open their eyes and take back our country. Vote out the liars and career politicians in 2014, put in the younger, more ethical people to straighten out the mess this man has made of our country.

Sam Wise

Kingman


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Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, December 8, 2013
Article comment by: Lori Gabriel-Dane

David,

I'm still waiting for your answer. What "greatness, before Obama" do you miss the most? Don't have an answer? That's understandable. lol


Posted: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Article comment by: Lori Gabriel-Dane

David Gaither,

You wrote, "I wish everyone WAS blaming Obama, then maybe we could get this country back to the greatness that it was before Obama."

Which part of the greatness, before Obama, are you talking about? The two wars Bush started that caused thousands of our soldiers to die, or the crash of the stock market causing millions of people to lose their life savings, retirement funds and 401k accounts, or maybe the housing market fiasco which caused millions of people to lose their homes, or was it the auto industry going down the tubes along with thousands of other businesses and the millions of jobs that were lost, or was it the big banks and all their shady dealings that had to be bailed out because they were too big to fail, or was it the fact that this country was on the verge of another great depression?

Please, please, tell us which part of all that "greatness" do you miss the most?


Posted: Sunday, December 1, 2013
Article comment by: steve bright

@Capt Nice
If our Senators/Reps buy their way in, how come me and you, the one who pulls the lever or X's the box don't see a nickel. Just wondering.


Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2013
Article comment by: Doing Research

@Anon anon
@Koch is the Tea Party

These people also don't understand that there are literally scores of schools in this country churning out very clever, politically adept, and ambitious graduates with masters and PhDs in Political Science, Public Policy, and Government Affairs. They can pick apart a policy item and ask their behavioral economics and PR buddies to help them craft the perfect messaging, timing, etc.

Those people are embraced by the Left, because the Left values their skills. The Right looks at them with disdain and, at best, suspicion unless they have ties to a Red State.

I'm going to drop a pretty big secret here, but it will largely fall on deaf and dumb ears/eyes.

Sign up for House Vacancy Announcements and take a look at Senate open positions. House GOP lawmakers are desperate for ANYONE competent in anything ever. Meanwhile you'll notice that Democratic posts call for specialization in very narrow ranges. For the Democrats they are absolutely flooded with smart, willing, candidates that will work for free just for the experience. The GOP not so much.

...The more you know!


Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2013
Article comment by: I`m a citizen, he is not

Nice call Origional Kingman Resident! I voted for Reagan (2nd term) in my first election. Have voted Democrat since. Hey Republicans, if your looking to win over the moderate Democrat voter (me), Cruz isn`t it. Put Chris Christie on the ballot, you`ll have my vote.

Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2013
Article comment by: David Gaither

[Quote] "Why is everyone blaming Obama for the insurance companies corrupt greed!!!"


I wish everyone WAS blaming Obama, then maybe we could get this country back to the greatness that it was before Obama.

Get yourself educated about Obama. He is a solid socialist(communist), and wants to destroy all things capitalist!

I'm sure you really don't want to be told where, when and how long to work and then to send your paycheck to the federal govt. so they can determine where best to spend your hard earned money....or do you?


Posted: Saturday, November 30, 2013
Article comment by: Origional Kingman Resident

Actually, the 47% comment was said in a private meeting of a group of Romney contributors. It was a pragmatic statement about where to focus their campaign efforts, and I guarantee you, the same type of statements are made on both sides of the aisle, by both parties.

Romney was not disparaging the 47% as people, but was making an accurate statement about where their loyalties lay politically.

Obama actually made a similar public statement about the middle class during the same election, but, it somehow flew under the radar of the ever objective MSM.

Of course, most people are aware of Obama's very public bitter bible and gun clinger statement, and his also public punish your enemies statement, but the 5th estate portrayed those statements as astute and acceptable characterizations of the tens of millions of Americans he was ridiculing.


Posted: Friday, November 29, 2013
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

Libs....funny how it takes no rocket scientist to figure out those hard right wingers just hate anything they consider left of themselves in political view, but ironically we all have one vote, we all are US citizens, we all are protected under the same US constitution and no matter how much they might wish it not so we govern by democracy, yes we have a republic with the branches of government designed to prevent a dictatorship, tyranny evolving! Thank god these extremist right wingers only register 22% in the national voter registration numbers which means 78% do not identity as republicans! Imagine if these folks really had a moral majority instead of their mythical one!

Posted: Friday, November 29, 2013
Article comment by: THE TEA PARTY IS ON KOCH

I said that all the younger, more ethical people coming up tend to be anything but republican Captain. I said NOTHING about young republicans.. who are apparently a minority among younger voters. Also, do you or do you not understand who KOCH is? Get with it Capt., I don't want to leave you behind.

Posted: Friday, November 29, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

“Libs missed a few others, namely that Obama has inserted himself in each of the Past Presidents bios back to Coolidge, heralding his own achievements.”

Total – as usual – nonsense.

“Heritage first discovered it.”

Heritage also demanded in the early 1990s the individual mandate for health care coverage and we know how much you approve of that.


Posted: Friday, November 29, 2013
Article comment by: Linda Athens

Sam:

Libs missed a few others, namely that Obama has inserted himself in each of the Past Presidents bios back to Coolidge, heralding his own achievements.

Heritage first discovered it.

On Reagan - “June 28, 1985, Reagan called for a fairer tax code, one where a multi-millionaire did not have a lower tax rate than his secretary.
INSERTED - "Today, President Obama is calling for the same with the Buffett Rule." They had nothing to do with each other but the important thing. Obama got his name in.

On Geo W Bush's he noted Bush's 2002 State of the Union "was the first to be live broadcast on the Interet". HOWEVER, to upstage Bush he added "In 2011 and 2012, President Obama's State of the Union speeches were available in an enhanced live stream version featuring infographics, charts and side-by-side data in real time..."

Someone suggested "And God said, 'Let there be light and there was light'. Today President Obama carries on God's magnificent work with the Cap & Trade Energy Plan currently being stalled by Republicans in the House".

I however like "In August 1941, FDR ordered the construction of Andrews Air Force Base. Today, President Obama plays golf there."


Posted: Friday, November 29, 2013
Article comment by: Doing Research

Sam, you do know the letters to the editor can only be so long, right? Why didn't Ms. Gabriel-Dane mention the entirety of American history in her letter as background? Why didn't she mention what she ate that morning for breakfast?

Also, who's boxed in a corner on anything? She was making a prediction about 2016 and that the GOP can't get their act together or nominate a candidate that's going to get votes. That's not "boxed in a corner" - that's a guess based on what just happened last year.

I could predict that in 2016 the GOP would fracture into 3 parts and the Democrats 4, and those 7 parts will nominate 8 people for president and the one with the longest eyelashes would win. Does that make me a "Liberal boxed in a corner"?

The GOP had one lucky break in the 2010 midterms that allowed them to gerrymander the House into their hands for 10 years. That one solid victory doesn't mean they are going to win every election from now until the end of time.


Posted: Friday, November 29, 2013
Article comment by: Just A. Citizen

Thank you for sharing your observation.
I couldn't believe my ears. Not when Romney said it, but when Marco Rubio subsequently excoriated him for saying it.
Romney nailed it. Pure and simple.



Posted: Friday, November 29, 2013
Article comment by: Capt. Nice

Kock, I agree that there are lots of Dems and Repubs that need to go, but your statement about the young Republicans not being Republicans is bass ackwards.
The older Republicans like McCain who pretend to be Republicans are the ones who need to go and hopefully they will.
The only reason McCain stays in there is he has a tremendous war chest and just buys his way in over and over......like a lot of the older congressmen who need to go.


Posted: Friday, November 29, 2013
Article comment by: Donnae Ellis

The insurance companies are throwing off clients because they "CAN." Profits before lives. Why is everyone blaming Obama for the insurance companies corrupt greed!!!

Posted: Friday, November 29, 2013
Article comment by: Rick O'Shea

I agree, I also find it funny when Demo/liberals put people against Obama in a group labeled as racists or Tee party folks. Going by their label system then, all Demo/liberals are as foul mouthed and full of hatred as Martin Bashir is and are liars just as Obama and his administration is.

Posted: Friday, November 29, 2013
Article comment by: justanobody sr

it is so sad to read all the bias and hate between political parties.
all it shows is the ignorance of the poster,
I do agree the majority of public officials, both state and federal do appear corrupt,or "bought off" .
but to think one party is good while the others are bad........ well, you just can't fix stupid!


Posted: Friday, November 29, 2013
Article comment by: Marla Kiriakidis

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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2013
Article comment by: THE TEA PARTY IS ON KOCH

I am with you Sam. We need to vote out ALL the liars and career politicians in 2014 both republican and democrat. However, all the younger, more ethical people coming up tend to be non-republicans!

Posted: Friday, November 29, 2013
Article comment by: The Fox Hound

Tell me Sam, did you not respond because they weren't worth responding to, or you just couldn't defend what your own party has done to this country. You make it sound like this president inherited a gold mine and he's been out blowing his ill gotten gain ever since all of us fools elected him. Well that just isn't so. Mitch the turtle said on the day the president got elected that they would do nothing to help the president. But doesn't that kind of attitude put the whole country through years of turmoil until your party can get elected again. Seems pretty stupid to me. With the cooperation he is getting from this congress I'm afraid there isn't much he can really do. Happy Holidays

Posted: Friday, November 29, 2013
Article comment by: I`m a citizen, he is not

You do realize the 47% figure includes Social Security recipients, right? Your saying all of them are receiving "free "monetary services/money"? Never mind the facts, is the rights manifesto.



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