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  • just a conservative girl 7:20 AM on 09/24/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Romney Hits President Obama on “I Can’t Change Washington” – Video 

    This seems like it is too long to be on television, so spread, spread, and spread some more.

     
  • just a conservative girl 3:37 PM on 09/21/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Oh Harry and Nancy – Romney Releases Tax Returns 

    Senator Harry Reid went the despicable route and accused Mitt Romney of paying no taxes for ten years on the senate floor.  The reason he did so was because while talking on the senate floor he can’t be held accountable for his slanderous remarks as he is constitutionally protected (and people say the constitution is no longer relevant) from being criminally or civilly charged.  Romney today released tax returns and a notarized letter from PriceWaterhouseCoopers testifying to their truthfulness.

    • In 2011, the Romneys paid $1,935,708 in taxes on $13,696,951 in mostly investment income.
    • The Romneys’ effective tax rate for 2011 was 14.1%.
    • The Romneys donated $4,020,772 to charity in 2011, amounting to nearly 30% of their income.
    • The Romneys claimed a deduction for $2.25 million of those charitable contributions.
    • The Romneys’ generous charitable donations in 2011 would have significantly reduced their tax obligation for the year. The Romneys thus limited their deduction of charitable contributions to conform to the Governor’s statement in August, based upon the January estimate of income, that he paid at least 13% in income taxes in each of the last 10 years.

    Nanny Pelosi had joined in with her statement attesting to the statements by Reid that “someone” gave him this information.

    “Harry Reid made a statement that is true. Somebody told him. It is a fact,” Pelosi told The Huffington Post in a Sunday interview. “Whether he did or not can easily be disposed of: Mitt Romney can release his tax returns and show whether he paid taxes.”

    Well, I guess it can still be “fact” that someone told him that, but they were wrong.  I am sure the next line of defense will be that middle-income America is paying a higher rate than the Romney’s are.  Ok, lets talk about it.

    Income taxes:  A family of four in the exact middle of the income spectrum will pay only 5.6 percent of its 2011 income in federal income taxes, according to a new analysis by the Urban Institute-Brookings Institution Tax Policy Center. [3]  Average income tax rates for these typical families have been lower during the Bush and Obama Administrations than at any time since the 1950s, as Figure 1 shows.  (As discussed below, 2009 and 2010 were particularly low because of the temporary Making Work Pay Tax Credit.) From the left leaning Brookings 

    The Romney’s are in the top 80% of tax payers.  He is not paying a lower rate of taxes then the average American.  President Bush lowered the taxes for middle and lower-income Americans.

    Federal income taxes on middle-income families have declined significantly in recent decades.  In 2000, the yearbefore the 2001 tax cut enacted by President Bush and Congress, the median-income family of four paid 8.0 percent of its income in individual income taxes, according to Tax Policy Center estimates — a smaller share than in any year since 1967 (except for 1998 and 1999).[4]

    The Bush tax cuts further reduced middle-income tax obligations.  This year (i.e., when people pay income tax on 2011 income) the Tax Policy Center estimates that the median-income family of four will pay 5.6 percent of its income in federal income taxes.

    It is a fallacy that the rich don’t pay their “fair share”.  They pay a much higher rate of taxes than the majority of Americans.

    I will be expecting an apology from Harry and Nanny in 3..2..1  (or maybe never)

    This is an important discussion to have, most people have no idea what their tax rates are and who is paying what.  This just begs for a more flatter system that doesn’t allow for all these deductions that allows the politicians to manipulate us with the lies that they tell us of who is paying what.  This flatter tax system is part of the Ryan budget.  It lowers the rates, gets rid of the many of the loopholes that many large corporations, such as GE, use to get out of paying any taxes at all.  The “rich” already pay their fair share, what we need to do is reduce spending and learn to live on what we take in.  We don’t have a revenue problem, we have a spending problem.

     
    • Ednar 11:11 PM on 09/21/2012 Permalink | Reply

      We also have a three stooges problem.
      Obama, Pelosi & Reid

  • just a conservative girl 2:38 PM on 09/18/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Yes, I will Say It. There is Nothing Wrong With Governor’s Romney “Secret” Video Statements 

    There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what.

    And, I mean, the president starts off with 48, 49 [percent], he starts with a huge number. These are people who pay no income tax. Forty-seven percent of Americans pay no income tax. So our message of low taxes doesn’t connect. So he’ll be out there talking about tax cuts for the rich. I mean, that’s what they sell every four years.

    And so my job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives. What I have to do is convince the five to 10 percent in the center that are independents, that are thoughtful, that look at voting one way or the other depending upon, in some cases, emotion, whether they like the guy or not

    Now, he didn’t say it very tactfully, but this was never intended to go out into the public realm.  Were all of his facts correct?  No.  I don’t think all 47% (or 46.4% as CNN has pointed out) look at themselves as victims either.  Many of the people who don’t pay income tax will vote for him.  But this statement is what should be the heart and soul of this election.  Do we want smaller, more constitutionally limited government or do we want an ever-expending government that hands out as many entitlements as it can?

    This is debate we must have.  Nearly 53% of the country is paying 100% of the bills.  There is something wrong with that picture.  So to the media and to the left, I say Bring.It.On.  I want this debate.  I want  President Obama and the people on the left to answer the question about how long do they think we can sustain this?

    Don’t back down Mitt.

     
    • SignPainterGuy 5:54 PM on 09/18/2012 Permalink | Reply

      It`s interesting that Jimmy Carter`s grandson is using this months` old recording as a job-search resume enhancer as well as a diversion from the false narrative of a months` old film causing the multiple consulate attacks in the middle east ! It IS a diversion from Obama`s failed policies in that region as well as his spiking the “I killed Bin Laden” football every chance he and the dems could find !

      Today`s topic on the local radio talk show was, “Does this recording doom Romney`s campaign ?” It`s a false narrative, much ado about nothing, nothing but a diversion ! NO, it does not !

      I agree, jacg; Romney needs to be careful that these statements need to be made and must stay in planning meetings, not let out into the public, but he can clarify it easily, as I believe he has already done !

    • Don 10:23 PM on 09/18/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I usually get an income tax refund, but I still am not automatically voting for Obama. But with that being said, I don’t think Romney’s premise is entirely faulty. He is right that he needs to speak to those folks in the middle that don’t automatically vote one way or the other.

  • just a conservative girl 5:23 PM on 09/07/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Before You Decide Who to Vote For, Answer One Simple Question 

     
    • Ednar 11:30 PM on 09/07/2012 Permalink | Reply

      My choices: Mitt Romney or Barack Obama … to save our country

      Mitt has a degree in business
      Barack does not

      Mitt is a self-made millionaire & a capitalist. Did NOT take any of his fathers money.
      Barack is anti-capitalist but makes money in capitalism by the sales of his book

      Mitt has a law degree but never uses it. His forte is saving businesses
      Barack & Michelle forfeited their law licenses & is why they need this job in the White House

      Mitt has worked for no pay to save the Olympics & as Governor
      Barack failed as a Community Organizer in Chicago & got paid anyway!

      Mitt has a birth certificate
      Barack & God have one thing in common, neither has a birth certificate

      Mitt has saved countless of businesses from going under
      Barack has helped many MORE businesses go under

      Mitt wants the government to intervene less in peoples affairs. Get people jobs & be independent
      Barack knows the poor like him b/c he has made more of them go on food stamps

      Mitt is a God-Fearing man who KNOWS Jesus.
      Barack tried to get rid of “GOD” three times at his Democratic Conventions Platform

      Mitt went to Israel to see his old friend.
      Barack has yet to visit Israel & has tried to say Jerusalem is NOT the capital of Israel at the DNC

      Mitt is good with money. He is a BUSINESSMAN
      Barack is having financial problems with his campaign fundraising efforts & at the DNC

      Mitt understands the problems with Medicare & Social Security
      Barack needs our help to completely wipe out these 2 entitlements 2 subsidize his health care plan

      Mitt can afford his own medical insurance simply by paying out-of-pocket, if he so chooses
      Barack has exempted himself from the health-care plan he chose for us! Tax-payers will pay for his Gold-Plated Plan which all of congress will have also!

      Mitt will bring stability respect dignity strength back to the presidency
      Barack will always be remembered for genuflecting to muslim Saudi Royalty & apologizing to the world

      Mitt salutes the flag just like all REAL patriotic Americans
      Barack “CROTCH SALUTES” Old Glory pre-election 2008
      Michelle & Barack once saluted with their left hands on their right chest

      Mitt & Ann are truly Americas great American stories that belies difficulties, hardship & personal medical challenges
      Barack was still an unknown even after Michelle was done talking about herself, her father & her dating habits with Barack … when he was NOT dumpster diving for furniture & driving her in an old rusted out car

      • SignPainterGuy 1:06 AM on 09/08/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Nice comparisons, Ednar.

        I wonder if the rusty car with the roadway view was the same Datsun Barry used as an example of the stingy insurance companies not paying to fix it when he crashed it, not knowing that the cheap policy, liability only, doesn`t cover repairs to your own car. Just another example of The-Smartest-Pres.-EVAH not being so smart after all !

        No doubt Romney has the comprehensive coverage on all his vehicles.

    • Jeffrey Frey 5:23 PM on 09/08/2012 Permalink | Reply

      If there was anyone ready to run the United States of America, it has to be the man who has an MBA, as is the bar first set by Lincoln started the trend with his double major of Law and Business Administration. His minor, Critical Theory in Drama, proved to be his undoing. Also, if the founding fathers had wanted the country not run as a business, that seemed like news to Harding and Hoover. And plus, with the Supreme Court has officially made corporations people, we need a president who can speak the language of our newest citizens such as BP and News Corp. to welcome them to our shores with open arms and lucrative tax shelters. Because as we all know, United is just another way of saying Incorporated.

  • just a conservative girl 8:00 PM on 08/31/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Short Intro Documentary of Mitt Romney – Video 

    Very few stations covered this part of the convention.  I think unless you watched CSPAN, you missed it.

    You shouldn’t have.

     
    • Ednar 9:15 PM on 08/31/2012 Permalink | Reply

      In fact, our family DID watch the RNC on C-Span!
      Fox had too many people commenting & we were missing a lot of speakers speaking!
      I like Brett, Hannity, Megyn Kelly, O’Reilly … & their guests, but I wanted to hear the speakers.
      Fox seemed delegated to have the audience listen to major speakers, not all of them!
      I wanted to listen to ALL OF THEM!

      It is going to be interesting listening to the line up at the DNC!
      Logan Act violator, Nancy Pelosi, will be there as will most of the DSA … Democratic Socialist party of America! Which are endorsed by the communists unions like the SEIU!
      Sandra Fluke will be there & I am sure some Hollywood elites as well!
      I wonder if after the convention … they will TRASH all the American flags as they did in their last convention in 2008?

      • signpainterguy 10:07 PM on 08/31/2012 Permalink | Reply

        I think it was Rush, could`a been Glenn Beck, whichever said that NinnyNan Pelousy will NOT be at the DNC, nor will Shrillary !

    • Ednar 12:55 AM on 09/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I am curious to see if they will have an Islamic cleric there to give some kind of invocation (jumah)
      Many dont know Islams god; allah is NOT-OUR-BIBLE-GOD!
      1) allah has NO image as ours does! Genesis 1:26-27
      2) allah has NEVER appeared before man as ours did! Genesis 18 & Exodus 6:3
      3) allah hasnt a true name like ours! Exodus 6:3, Isiah 42:8, Deut 6:4, Mark 12:29, Exodus 3:14-15
      4) allah has NEVER called anyone in the quran “sons” or “children” of allah! Allah calls everyone “SLAVES” of allah! Our God(YHWH-Elohim) calls everyone … ‘sons’ or children’ of God! Matt 5:9
      5) allah hasnt the power to become human as Jesus did! Jesus was prophesied (Isaiah 9:6) to become human & transfigured from spirit2flesh. This was the first time, however, Jesus became HUMAN! Gen 18
      6) allah … according to the fabricated quran … doesnt have the power to force satan to bow down to satan( they say shaiytan) All will bow to Jesus & call Jesus “LORD”! Phil 2:5-9
      7) Malachi 3:6 says God doesnt change! Well, our God doesnt! Allah, like a woman on nerve pills, is responsible for “ABROGATING” countless quranic verses!
      8) we do NOT only NOT share Gods with Islam … we do NOT share prophets either!
      Muhammad is NOT from the seed of Isaac thus doesnt qualify for the criteria of prophethood according to Gen 21:12 ” … for in Isaac shall thy (Abraham) seed be called”
      Ishmael, Isaacs older step-brother, was {CAST OUT] forfeiting all birthrights!
      Muhammad is a descendant from ishmael.
      Genesis 25:5 states Abraham gave Isaac everything!
      Genesis 25:11 states God BLESSED ONLY Isaac after the funeral of Abraham!
      Genesis 17:19 & 21 states God named Isaac personally, called his seed again, gave him a 2nd covenant & promised him to Sarah & Abraham … even before he was born!
      Genesis 22:2 states God calling Isaac ‘Abrahams ONLY son!
      No where in the bible did God ever call Ishmael ‘son of Abraham’!
      God always referred to Ishmael as the ‘son of the bondwoman’
      9) The quran … has reversed the roles of Isaac & Ishmael & why they are adamant Muhammad is a prophet descendant of Ishmael who is Abrahams first born son!
      10 we do NOT share Jesus! Islam created a new Jesus & called this one Eesa or Isa.
      Eesa called out to allah … our real Jesus never did
      Eesa called itself a muslim … our real Jesus never did
      Eesa spoke as a baby … our real Jesus never did
      Eesa was NEVER crucified & resurrected … our real Jesus was!
      Islam created Sura 4:157 which calls Jesus a liar for NOT being CRUCIFIED!

      Islam is NOT part of the Pentateuch shared by the bible & Torah.

      ”Which is more apt to be historically reliable? A collection of documents (The New Testament), which was written down within the first generation while the eyewitnesses were still alive, or, a book (The Qur’an) written 600 years later, by a man, who had not even any first hand contact with the New Testament?”
      — Dr William Lane Craig

    • Ednar 6:29 AM on 09/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Ooooooops!
      Forgot to proofread my post!
      On #5 meant to say … This was NOT the first time Jesus became human as He appeared to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob & Moses! Jesus = Jehovah!

      Exodus 6:3 And I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.

      Matthew 22:32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

      John 10:30 “I & the Father are one”

    • Marty 9:41 AM on 09/15/2012 Permalink | Reply

      who are these people in these boards? are these americans? all this hatred and ignorance is what is destroying this country. the pundits that created this atmosphere of intolerance and hatred not all together that different from the islamic fanatics in terms of objectivity and reason, should be jailed for treason. they have destroyed this country. I have news for you people: if you want to inject religion into politics, as grotesque as that is, then be accurate:Jesus was very clear about helping the poor, specially poor children, clothing the stranger, praying in private and not being arrogant. Todya’s GOP fails in all counts.

    • Ednar 9:14 PM on 09/15/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Dear Marty,
      U SAID: [[Jesus was very clear about helping the poor, specially poor children, clothing the stranger, praying in private and not being arrogant. Todya’s GOP fails in all counts.]]

      Can YOU tell me how many times “God” was mentioned at the Republican National Convention?
      &/or in their PLATFORM?
      Can YOU tell me how many times “God” was mentioned at the Democratic National Convention?
      &/or in their PLATFORM?
      Are YOU going to vote for someone who doesnt even appear to KNOW how to be an American?
      Barack Hussein Obama “CROTCH SALUTED” Old Glory in 2008
      Have you watched the movie: 2016 … yet?

  • just a conservative girl 2:27 PM on 08/31/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Of Dog Whistles and Other Such Nonsense 

    I have enjoyed the spin on the left about the convention this week.  The outright falsehoods that are going on about the auto plant in Wisconsin has been quite amusing.  The video and newspaper reports that prove that the plant was indeed still making cars when President Obama took the oath of office doesn’t seem to deter them.  I guess Romney’s underwear is truly magic since the videos dated long before he choose Paul Ryan as his running mate.  

    The outright disgusting behavior that was shown towards Mia Love and Condi Rice was very sad,  but even worse, it was expected.  The cries of the female version of Uncle Tom was heard loud and clear.  We get it, you don’t like any person of color being conservative.  They are not allowed to think for themselves.  They must follow your vision, because after all, you are the party of tolerance.  

    The left got their pants all twisted by Ann Romney’s line of ‘I have a real marriage’.  She wasn’t talking about gay marriage.  She was talking about the same thing that every other married couple knows to be true, marriage is work.  The movies and the fairy tales don’t tell you that when you are growing up.  She had five children to raise with a husband who travels.  She has dealt with real tragedy in her life.  The loss of a child, numerous health problems in breast cancer and the knowledge that she will be dealing with MS for the rest of her life.  She has come out the other side of those things with her marriage in tact.  That is not an easy thing to do.  The rates of divorce in our country prove that.  

    Chris Matthews schooled me this week on the words that I am not allowed to use.  Chicago means racist.  Golf means racist.  All that secret code, oh my.  Al Sharpton has decided that the fact that Romney has a proven and clear record of putting minorities and women in positions of power and authority is a negative.  I am not even going to try and figure that out.  In his world up is down and black is white.  The only people who can legitimately put minorities is someone who shares his world view.  If not, I guess they are just pandering.  Some have gone as far to say that proves that they are racists.  Paul Ryan’s college girlfriend who happens to be black is also somehow proof that he really doesn’t like black people.  You figure it out, it just makes my head hurt.  

    But this has to be one of my favorites of the week.  

     But that line about how when America needs to accomplish something great, “you need an American”? Dog whistle to the birthers?

    Now, take a look at what he actually said:

    Tonight that American flag is still there on the moon. And I don’t doubt for a second that Neil Armstrong’s spirit is still with us: that unique blend of optimism, humility and the utter confidence that when the world needs someone to do the really big stuff, you need an American.

    She is just pulling this crap out of thin air.  He didn’t say when America needs to accomplish something, he said when the world does.  He was talking about American Exceptionalism.  Something that Maria Cordona obviously cannot even begin to understand.  The left doesn’t see America in the same vision that I and others on the right do.  They just don’t.  They don’t view our place in the world as something special.  We are just one of many to them.  We should be more like Europe to them.  Why they don’t just pick up and move to Europe is something that I don’t understand.  You like it there so much, pack your bags.  No one is stopping you.  I will help you pack.  

     
  • just a conservative girl 6:54 AM on 08/31/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Mitt Romney Acceptance Speech Republican National Convention – Video 

    Was it a home run?  No.  But a very solid performance.  The story about the rose on the table for his mother was very touching.  He went far in humanizing himself to voters who don’t know much about the man, just the politician.  As much as I don’t like this,  someone that doesn’t have a likability factor cannot get elected.  He needed to make people feel comfortable that they would want this image coming into their living rooms over the next four years.

    The left totally didn’t get the line about the oceans.  Not that I am surprised.  HE WAS TALKING ABOUT THE HUBRIS.

     

     
  • just a conservative girl 5:20 PM on 08/28/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    It’s Official – Mitt Romney Republican Candidate for President 

    Today’s shenanigans didn’t make me give me the warm and fuzzies.  That is for sure.

     
    • signpainterguy 5:37 PM on 08/28/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I saw nothing conservative about Sununu, BoneHead OR Romney in this maneuver !

      • signpainterguy 5:39 PM on 08/28/2012 Permalink | Reply

        I was referring of course to the rules changes.

  • just a conservative girl 6:32 PM on 08/16/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the Day – Toure Edition Part 2 

     

    “That really bothered me, you notice he said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization,’ he’s not like us.”

    “I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is ‘niggerization, you are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.”

    Toure on the following comment by Governor Romney:

    “He demonizes some.  He panders to others.  His campaign strategy is to smash America apart and then cobble together 51% of the pieces.  If an American president wins that way, we all lose.  So, Mr. President, take your campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago, and let us get about rebuilding and reuniting America.”

    See my decoder ring (because all republicans and conservatives apparently have one) must be on the fritz, because I don’t see any code words that really mean nigger.

    Can another of you please tell me which cereal box the decoder rings are in this month, so I don’t miss any other code words?  Thanks.  It is greatly appreciated.

    Sadly, Toure is part of the problem and he doesn’t even see it.  There was nothing even remotely racist about the Governor’s comment.  As I said yesterday, the word racism has lost all meaning in this country.  We no longer use it properly and it is now used like a club to squash dissent of our president.  This is a very sad time in America.

     

     
    • fuzislippers 6:43 PM on 08/16/2012 Permalink | Reply

      See? This is exactly what they do; universities actually train people to “decode” (deconstruct, “read,” and otherwise “detect” “inequality” and “oppression”). Believe me, I know all too well how it works, it’s insidious and mindless.

      Think about the pushback on NBC for running an ad featuring monkeys after a segment on black gymnasts. Now, when I–or most conservatives–see a monkey, we don’t immediately think “black person.” The left does. In unison. The only code they are breaking is their own; they see everything in terms of race. Everything. Saying the president plays basketball is racially-charged to them. It’s insane.

      Fighting this sort of thing can be done very effectively by ridicule. Yep, straight out of their Alinsky playbook, but it works. Laughing at their lunacy is the last response they expect (we spent decades shutting up and sitting down, cowed into the silence they long for), and they don’t know how to respond to it. Another thing that works is simply noting that the race card has expired. They can’t stand that, either. If what they are saying is both laughable and ineffective. . .

    • Rduke305 6:45 PM on 08/16/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Bravo, Fuzislippers!!! I’d be hard pressed to state the argument better than you have done!!! Bravo!! You’re my new heroine!!

    • SignPainterGuy 10:34 PM on 08/16/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hmmm, where`s “right-wing extremists”, “hate mongers”, “dog whistle” ? Are they old n busted already ?

      I agree Fuzi, if sunlight doesn`t do a proper disinfecting, laughter is a great medicine ! In this case, a good guffaw !

  • Sherry 11:13 PM on 08/15/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Why I Will Vote for Romney 

    Because of Obamacare. That’s it. That’s all.  Everything else, I can deal with, but the HHS mandate is the straw. It is what made me from a person who follows politics and cares, into an irritated voter. This Tea Partier who up until now felt a bit timid about calling herself as such, is mad.

    I am a mother of ten children. I have a master’s in special education. I have worked, loved, thought, read and managed to live these past 46 years without needing Think Progress or any other group to tell me how to think or speak for me. I have read enough of the Health Care law and the subsequent policy fig leaf accommodations to know that I object to this law. It is bad policy.

    I am not a puppet of the GOP.  I am tired of being dismissed because the media disagrees with my opinion.  I am Catholic and I am American. Those are my bonifieds for objecting to this law.

    This law does not allow me to be either Catholic or American, since I cannot obey and be in good conscience with my Faith, and I cannot be proud of my civil obligations when they trample on my right to practice my religion.  This law upturns my country’s proud heritage of cherishing civil liberties and the freedom of religion from interference by the state, replacing it with a tolerance by the state of my religion’s proclivities. That tolerance is limited and it keeps shrinking. I do not trust the state to protect my right to be Catholic if it is telling me the extent to which I may practice my faith in my life as it pertains to my earning a living.

    It is not a war on women to fight against what was not demanded only last month of private employers.

    It is not a war on women to insist that one’s faith code not be deliberately narrowed or codified to suit modern sensibilities or liberal policies about abortion, sterilization and birth control.

    It is not Republican to denounce this overreach by the government to dictate the parameters of faith as manifested in our public lives through our private businesses and the decisions we make in the process of running them, it is American!

    As an American, I denounce this law as a treasonous break of the social compact we were guaranteed by the constitution.

    To say this is NOT what the government should be in the business of doing, is not treason or stupidity or miserliness towards the poor or born out of malice towards anyone.

    The President should not be setting himself up as the secular pope and using the department of Health and Human Services as his outreach.

    We have the right to profess what we believe.

    We do not wish to be aiding and abetting in grave moral evil (abortion), or finance unhealthy/risky behavior that warps a woman’s view of her body (her natural body is flawed and must be fixed).

    We have been given no say in this matter, we have been simply told by government fiat, to obey. The government is even in the business of granting indulgences to those entities that pay and schmooze up the right allies. It is a corrupt and cynical abuse of the promises this country was founded on, to have the law apply unevenly, and have the law specifically dictate that certain religions must violate their beliefs to comply.

    We cannot be Catholic simply by coming to mass every Sunday. It is not worth our time if that is all that Catholic means. We cannot be Catholic if we say we believe these actions to be sinful, but we’ll finance them and turn a blind eye. We will not comply.

    I object to this law. I object to this policy. I find it offensive. I object. I respectfully object. I absolutely object. And if the country demands that I choose, between American and Catholic, it is an easy choice. I choose Catholic. But I will be sad, because the America I knew would never make such a demand. It was a better place than this, and it should be again.

     
    • fuzislippers 11:18 PM on 08/15/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Bravo! Well said, Sherry!

    • SignPainterGuy 12:02 AM on 08/16/2012 Permalink | Reply

      You said it Sherry, and very well ! I`m a Dad of only one daughter and Southern Baptist, by birth and then choice, but that`s just the beginning of why I hate ObamaScare. I hate it for your reasons and a plethora of others, starting with the lies and trickery with which it was deemed and reconciled into passage over a holiday weekend. The overall lack of choices we are left with; whether to buy insurance or not and what kind, how much, which coverages and from whom. The costs, the limits, the extra work for medical professionals just to comply, that will force many ins. cos. and Drs. and Nurses and entire clinics and hospitals to leave the biz or seriously curtail services.

      There is simply NOTHING about it that is right.

    • Maureen Ronau (@maroncc) 10:22 AM on 08/16/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I agree with you 100%, Sherry!

    • Maurisa 12:13 PM on 08/16/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Amen!

  • just a conservative girl 9:13 AM on 08/12/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: presidential election, romney, ,   

    Romney Ryan Rollout – Manassas Virginia 

    For reasons that kind of escaped me I signed up for tickets to go the Romney rally before anyone knew that the Ryan VP rollout was going to be done.  It is not secret that I don’t like Romney.  Or, I should say I am not happy about him being the nominee, as I am sure he is a very nice man.

    It is also no secret that I don’t think Ryan was the best choice he could have made.  I put no real thought into who I really wanted to be VP, but out of the possibilities Ryan was at the bottom of my list.  I stick by the fact that he doesn’t balance the ticket well.  While it is true that this election is about the economy for the most part, people do care about foreign policy and readiness to deal with hot spots around the world.  Romney’s little foreign trip has been widely panned.  I don’t think he made any major or fatal mistakes, but he did give fodder for the left to use in October when the rest of the country really starts paying attention.  Lets be honest, most are not right now.  It is just the die hards like you and me.

    But I do feel slightly better about Ryan as choice after yesterday.  The rollout went relatively smoothly.  A few little things such as Romney’s little slip of the tongue and calling him the next president (Which Obama did the same by the way).  That will give the left a little fun.  So, let them have their fun.  It is nothing fatal, especially since the video of Obama doing the same does exist.

    So I went to Manassas, Virginia yesterday to the most local of the rallies for me.  Manassas is one of many historic places in Virginia, as the battle of Bull Run in the civil war was fought there, so it draws a great deal of tourists.  The lines were long and it was hot.  The secret service had to wand you before you entered the pavilion where the speeches were to be held.  As with most long days on the campaign, the later it gets the more likely they are to be late, and late they were.  Luckily they played some good music and I have the opinion when all else fails, dance.  So that is what I did.

    We heard from the local politicians, our Lt. Gov (who is running to be our next gov), Governor McDonnell, Former Gov and currently running for senate, George Allen.  Then there was another long wait for the bus to arrive.  Eventually they got there and the main speeches began.  As I said, Ryan gave a very good speech.  Short on specifics, but the crowd ate it up.  Then Romney spoke.  He laid out the five things that he feels are the reasons you need to vote for him.  Ugh.  This is when he made really mad.  I believe it was #2, education.  EDUCATION!!!!  That is a state issue.  We spend $70B annually on The Department of Education which doesn’t educate one child.  A big part of that goes to salaries, benefits, and pensions for those employees.  Wouldn’t that money be more efficiently spent at the state level?  It may actually get into the classroom to help the kids.  Insert primal scream here.

    So, we will have yet another administration that won’t really do anything to reduce the size and scope of government.  Yes, yes, yes, he will do better than Obama.  But he is not going to do what really needs to be done.  So I left with a sad face, a very sad face.

    It was nice to see a bunch of friends, acquaintances, and other activists that I have gotten to know over the years.  I ran into Smitty and Stacy of The Other McCain fame.  Stacy is quite pleased.  He was one of the people beating the Ryan drumbeat over the past month.  My friend Debbie Munoz gave their prayer to start off the day.  Many of friends were up on the stage, that was also nice to see.  (Would have been nicer had they scored me a ticket!!!!!)

    Here are some great photos of the day.  Enjoy!!!

     
    • joyannaadams 4:29 PM on 08/12/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Oh…I didn’t want Romney either…but…what were his choices? Rubio was being groomed by the Bushes, and Reagan didn’t deal with Russia in his first term, as someone pointed out yesterday. He got the economy back on track his first term, and in his second term, dealt with Russia. I heard Romney say in another speech that they want to give the schools BACK to the parents and fight the unions. That not the same as giving more money as George W. did.

      I think Ryan…not being attached to the Rhinos, was a great choice. Rubio, could not legally be President, so there’s another honesty card that’s nice to see.

      Ryan will do us proud. Hey, by the way…great pictures!

      • just a conservative girl 7:41 AM on 08/13/2012 Permalink | Reply

        The speech he gave was about the unions and parental choice. The problem Joy, is that there is exactly one school system that federal government has control over when it comes to choice or power of the unions. That is Washington, DC, since it is primarily paid for by the federal government. DC already has a voucher program. It isn’t nearly large enough, but it is there. So why is he talking about something that he can nothing about? That tells me his plan is start using federal money to force the states to do things. While I would like the ultimate outcome, it is still a violation of the tenth amendment. One of the amendments that I am the most attached to and would love to see being used as intended. That mindset is exactly what got us into this mess in the first place. He will do nothing to change it.

        • joyannaadams 11:03 PM on 08/13/2012 Permalink | Reply

          So, if that’s the case, then we can change nothing else either. It’s all been carefully put into place, so that we are just being sold smoke and mirrors and things will only get worse, the Illuminati will continue the one world govenment, multinational Tower of Babel?

          Depressing thought.

          • fuzislippers 1:36 PM on 08/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

            We can change both the “federal school system” and everything else. It just takes time and heart. America is worth the effort.

    • Don 5:32 PM on 08/12/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I really like Ryan as Veep. He brings a new facet to the discussion that will make it harder for the Dems to avoid Obama’s record.

      But I think Krauthammer summed it up best:

      http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/11/krauthammer-on-ryan-veep-pick-change-is-now-on-the-side-of-republicans/

      • SignPainterGuy 7:41 PM on 08/12/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks again Don (you`ve been deserving of much thanks lately) ! Rush mentioned this last week and I`m so glad you posted it.

    • SignPainterGuy 8:09 PM on 08/12/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Great pix jacg and who`s hands are those ? Lovely, they are !

      The Ryan pick has added the conservative creds the ticket was lacking, but let me remind you of the character of the president we`re hoping to elect. http://www.snopes.com/politics/romney/search.asp

      • just a conservative girl 7:36 AM on 08/13/2012 Permalink | Reply

        I have no idea whose hands they are. I also know about the things that Romney has done as human being. While I don’t dismiss those things, of course they matter. But that still doesn’t change he will not start to do the very heavy lifting of what needs to be done to get us back to a more limited government.

        • SignPainterGuy 1:12 PM on 08/13/2012 Permalink | Reply

          I know what you mean and I don`t disagree, really, but I`m so pleased to have now a conservative balance to Mitt, and the whole ticket is so different from the admin we have now, I`m willing and eager to vote for them and wait and see what they do.

          It is my understanding that Mitt has a plan to begin on Day 1. I am hopeful. We`ll see !

          • fuzislippers 1:39 PM on 08/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

            I’m hopeful, too, SPG!

            And JACG, even if Mitt ends up being a “placeholder” until we can get someone who is conservative and will start the heavy-lifting . . . isn’t that enough? Stopping 0 after one term is better than after two, no? I’d rather stop the madness while we can than wait and see if there’s anything to save after four more years of this.

            • just a conservative girl 1:41 PM on 08/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

              My biggest fear is that we will return to apathy. That is how we got here in the first place. I wonder how many are going to think ok, mission accomplished we got rid of Obama. Obama is a symptom of a much bigger problem. That will not go away with one election.

              • fuzislippers 1:43 PM on 08/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

                I don’t think that will happen, but even if that is your fear, better to inflict more pain and harm on America than vote for the only alternative? I don’t follow that logic at all.

                • just a conservative girl 1:49 PM on 08/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

                  I was hanging with a military bud of mine who I met through the tea party. Great guy, who is also smart as a whip. He has this idea in his head that it would be better for Obama to be re-elected so people can see for themselves that the utopia he promises doesn’t exist. There are plenty on the Ron Paul side of the aisle that agree with that thought process as well.

                  I am not saying that I agree with it, but it is something to think about.

                  I also think that America is much stronger country then others seem to. It will take a great deal to turn us into Greece.

                  Do we have a great deal of time? No. But we still have time. It just may be that pain now will save us later. Heck even Grover Norquist doesn’t think we will fall off the cliff in just one more election cycle.

                  • SignPainterGuy 7:42 PM on 08/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

                    I for one recognize that it took the election of Zero to wake us from our apathy (as a matter of fact, I thank GOD for his election, it woke us up) and I believe NOW is the time to begin the reversing process. And being so deeply involved in the Tea Party as you are, you think we would slip back into the old level of apathy so quickly, that the Tea Party would allow that to happen ? I`m surprised at you ! We absolutely can`t allow another term for the Divider- / Marxist-in-Chief to finish or proceed with what he started; it would be EOs at light-speed !

                    • just a conservative girl 9:08 PM on 08/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

                      I was discussing that with a bunch of other activists recently at the AFP convention. They agree with me that there will be a drop off once Obama is out office. Sad, but true.

                      • SignPainterGuy 10:41 PM on 08/14/2012 Permalink

                        I`m hoping it can be kept to a minimum !

  • just a conservative girl 9:37 AM on 08/11/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Paul Ryan It Is 

    I know that I am among the minority, but I think it is a bad choice.  Yes, he excites many in the base and possibly puts Wisconsin in play for the GOP, but  the problem as I see it, is that it does nothing to balance the ticket.  Romney has executive experience.  Even President Clinton says that.  Romney is finance guy.  But so is Paul Ryan.  Romney has no foreign policy nor military experience.  Neither does Ryan.  Ryan has zero private sector or executive experience and will be a heartbeat from the presidency.  One of the main reasons that Obama took Biden was because Biden did have foreign policy experience.  Well, they could say he did because of his time on the various committees in the senate.  Granted that was an illusion, but an illusion the public was willing to buy.

    Paul Ryan isn’t exactly the attack dog type, which I firmly believe is the main job of the VP candidate.  It allows Romney to stay above the fray, yet still get those hits out there.  Ryan will not be effective at that.

    No matter, it is done.  Paul Ryan it is.

    For some strange reason I had gotten myself tickets to Romney’s rally in my neck of the woods today earlier in the week.  I wasn’t sure I was going to go, but now I will.  So I am off to see Paul Ryan.  Oh yeah, some guy named Romney will be there too.

    And for what this is worth, I don’t think there was ever a time that we had a ticket with such nice hair.

     
    • Ednar 12:39 PM on 08/11/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I am sure everyone had hopes Romney would have picked their personal or logical favorites.
      McCain, was definitely NOT my choice in 2008,
      Yet, I was there defending McCain, his policies & conservatism on all his videos whereas Obama; had “BLOCKED” all of us from commenting!
      Obama showed us then… how thin-skinned he is. How inept, inexperienced … & immature.
      Am told Paul Ryan is like a younger Ronald Reagan with a quick wit & great command of the language when speaking.
      He will NO doubt make mincemeat of Biden & Obama.
      I hope Ryan tears into Obama as Palin did before she was leashed by McCain!
      Sick & tired of the mendacious ads put out by the far left, their super-pacs & Obamas administration.
      MoveOn, George Soros, ACLU, CAIR, La Raza, SEIU, ACORN, Code Pink, Media Matters, Planned Parenthood & too many more soft anti-American orgs are just a few endorsing this muslim, arab marxist illegitimate Usurper-in-chief.
      Interesting that Obama celebrated Ramadan … YET AGAIN!

      • just a conservative girl 8:26 PM on 08/11/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Bush also celebrated Ramadan. Now, I went to see Ryan’s rollout today in Virginia. I liked his speech. I felt he did much better than the last three times I saw him speak where he literally almost put me to sleep. He is very good talking about the budget and Obamacare. He excels at that. It is the rest that I worry about.

        We will see.

    • Don 4:46 PM on 08/11/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Paul Ryan not only can be the attack dog, his debating skills are very, very good. I submit these videos to you jacg:

      Especially this one – http://youtu.be/F8T_m3ERkH8

      • SignPainterGuy 4:55 PM on 08/11/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks Don and Fuzzi, the vids are great and the articulation, superb. It`s as though you both read my mind and found expression I had no idea was there ! ;-)

    • fuzislippers 4:48 PM on 08/11/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I love this choice, love Ryan. Not an attack dog? Have you seen him interact with Obama (remember the 0CareTax “meeting”? Ryan eviscerated 0 without even raising his voice . . . or sneering pettily). The only point you mention that I think relevant is the foreign policy point, but there are plenty of knowledgeable, pro-America conservatives that can be appointed to key cabinet and executive office positions. I’m not overly bothered about that aspect, personally, but can see that it may be a drawback . . . I doubt, though, that 0 will hammer it. His own foreign policy is a disaster of the first order, we are on the brink of global meltdown, war. In large part because of 0’s “leading from behind” appeasement strategies. Besides, all Romney-Ryan have to do is air and loop the “flexibility” video.

      • fuzislippers 4:51 PM on 08/11/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Oooh, Don posted the vid to which I refer. Thanks, Don!

        • just a conservative girl 6:27 PM on 08/13/2012 Permalink | Reply

          He is very good at talking numbers, the budget, and issues directly related to the budget in terms of costs. I don’t deny that. Sadly, those are not things that most generally understand. People want to know how it directly impacts them. People vote based on kitchen table issues. Many people in this country do not understand that we are on the brink. To them it is scare tactics.

          I need to see what else he’s got.

          • fuzislippers 1:53 PM on 08/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

            Watch this:

            link (in case embed doesn’t work): http://youtu.be/Vv3FyHQ3GLE

            • just a conservative girl 1:56 PM on 08/14/2012 Permalink | Reply

              Look, I am staying mad until November 5th. Nothing you can say will change that. ;}

              I also think it is important that someone keeping sounding this bell. People cannot go back to sleep. If so, all the work that I have done over the past three years has been for nothing.

  • just a conservative girl 11:31 AM on 08/07/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: romney, , welfare reform   

    Gutting Welfare Reform – Romney New Ad – Video 

    I also think this may educate a few people on the fact that welfare required work.  Many didn’t realize that.

     
    • SignPainterGuy 11:36 AM on 08/07/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Proof Obama believes the Cloward and Piven idea of overwhelming the gov. welfare programs; get as many people locked into the system as possible.

  • just a conservative girl 8:19 AM on 07/31/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Believe in Our Future – New Romney Ad on American Exceptionalism – Video 

    This ad hits on many themes, but the most important being that America is an exceptional country.  Sadly, there are many who live here who don’t believe that.  But I think many, many Americans do.  The President Clinton quote was a nice touch as well.

     
    • namaste 12:06 PM on 07/31/2012 Permalink | Reply

      this is a great ad! i’m glad to see it posted here. i would have missed it otherwise since i avoid television lately because it’s over-run with obama’s idiotic campaign ads. Romney’s ad has an great pro-America message. thanks for posting this! :)

      • just a conservative girl 12:27 PM on 07/31/2012 Permalink | Reply

        I’m here to serve. ;}

    • Ednar 3:20 PM on 07/31/2012 Permalink | Reply

      This ad proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that ONLY a businessman can see what is wrong with our country’s’ economy! He can FIX it! Obama is NOT a businessman but an attorney! Granholm was such an attorney & ruined Michigan’s economy! Romney will do what Michigan’s present Governor Snyder is doing!
      ONLY THOSE FAMILIAR WITH BUSINESS CAN FIX THIS PROBLEM!
      For Obama to keep blaming Bush is a cop out but a lie as well!
      Obama was sworn in 2005. He was there when the Democrats took majority of both houses Jan. 3rd, 2007!
      That was the year our economy went BUST! Our economy went spiraling-out-of-control because Democrats(Harry Reid, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank & Nancy Pelosi) were at the helm & Bush(?) … looked as if he were 2nd-in-command!

    • Don 7:11 PM on 07/31/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Romney wasn’t my guy in the primaries, but the primaries are over and it is time to get behind our nominee. This ad is great, it shows a very positive message and Obama only wishes he could put out an ad like this.

  • just a conservative girl 4:09 PM on 07/26/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    We Need Mitt Romney – NAACP Speech Ad – Video 

    It is a nice touch using this speech.  He was in a no win situation speaking to the NAACP.  He would be called all kinds of names if he declined the invite, and was not treated much better by many after his speech.  But this video shows that at least some in the audience listened to his message.  Many won’t realize that he did get a standing O when he finished his speech.

    Everyone in this country wants to see this country prosper again, that is a message that should resonate no matter who you are.

     
    • SignPainterGuy 5:22 PM on 07/26/2012 Permalink | Reply

      One of the several take-aways from this speech was made by some blacks; it was the same speech he gives to everyone / he treated those folks at this conference the same as he treats everyone else – with respect and knowing they have the same needs and abilities to lift themselves up on their own, IF the giverment would just get-out-of-the-way !

    • Don 4:12 AM on 07/27/2012 Permalink | Reply

      The 19 primary debates have served to harden Romney into a hardened politician, ready to fight. I think we are looking at a different Romney now than in the last election cycle.

      Trial by fire is a harsh way, but a good way to get a strong, hardened, sharp, effective weapon.

  • just a conservative girl 10:02 AM on 07/26/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , romney,   

    Quote of the Day – Mitt Romney Edition Part 6 

    “You told me you were not available,”

    Mitt Romney’s response to the incredibly stupid question of Brian Williams, “Are you going to pick a boring white guy for VP?”

     

    BWAAAAAAAAAAAA  HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

     

     
  • just a conservative girl 6:55 AM on 07/19/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    These Hands – Romney Camp Responds to Business Owner Statements – Video 

     
    • Ed Wallis 9:27 AM on 07/19/2012 Permalink | Reply

      *Interesting* that Romney is seen (“unexpectedly”?!?) as being so effective when he FINALLY applies CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES. Not holding my breath, but maybe Mittens will learn a little from this….

      • SignPainterGuy 12:13 PM on 07/19/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Agreed and waiting to see who he picks as VP. How conservative will s/he be ?

  • just a conservative girl 3:12 PM on 07/15/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Hope & Change? New Romney Ad – Video 

     
    • Don 1:29 AM on 07/16/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hope and change died on the vine as soon as the polls closed in November 2008.

      • signpainterguy 12:31 PM on 07/16/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Hoax and Chains was hydro-seeded. It all stuck to campaign signs where it dried n died. None of it hit the ground where it could take root !

  • just a conservative girl 12:04 PM on 07/11/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Quote of the Day – Mitt Romney Edition Part 5 

    “I am running for president because I know that my policies and vision will help hundreds of millions of middle class Americans of all races, will lift people from poverty, and will help prevent people from becoming poor. My campaign is about helping the people who need help. The course the President has set has not done that – and will not do that. My course will.”

    Gov. Mitt Romney Speaking the NAACP Annual Convention today in Houston

    This is one of the first times he has given a clear and concise answer to why he wants to be president.  He also handled himself very well when he was booed I thought.

    Romney was in a no win situation, if he turned down the invite the media and the left would have hung him out to dry.  So he walked in with his head held high and tried to explain his purpose and his plans.  Most in this audience wouldn’t dream of voting for him, so it seems pointless to go.  But he did what he could and made his appeal.

    See full speech here:

     
    • signpainterguy 3:22 PM on 07/11/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Rush played some clips, made some points about the speech. Biden will be there tomorrow, but it appears Obama will NOT go. Blacks are hurting and he can`t convincingly blame any one else !

      Rush said Mitt got a standing O at the end, in spite of the “Boos” ! Interesting !

      It was pointed out that Mitt gave the same speech (style, at least) that he gives everywhere; didn`t pander.

  • just a conservative girl 8:17 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , fundraising, , romney   

    A Tale of One Tragedy and Two Campaigns 

    As I am sure you have heard several states are in a state of emergency due to a sudden thunder-storm that was accompanied by high winds.  Millions were left without power during days of record heat.  I am among the powerless.

    The people of Virginia have been struggling to find cool places to stay.  Hotel rooms are sold out and the few malls that are opened are jam-packed with people looking for some relief from the heat and some hot food.  In my area there is one gas station open.  One major mall had to close early Saturday evening due to no water.  The only thing open for miles was a McDonald’s.

    In response to this emergency the presidential campaigns handled it in this fashion:

    First from the Romney Campaign through email:

    Friend,
    The severe storms that ripped through Virginia Friday claimed at least six lives across the commonwealth and left thousands without power.  It could be several days before power is restored to those affected.

    If you’d like to make a donation to the relief effort, please bring supplies to the Romney for President Headquarters located at 3811 N. Fairfax Dr., Suite 750 in Arlington tomorrow between 10am and 7pm.

    We will distribute donations to various relief centers in the area.

    Here’s what we need:

    • Bottled Water
    • Non-perishable food items, such as beef jerky, granola bars, peanut butter, etc.

    Bring your supply donations to our headquarters tomorrow and we’ll ensure it gets to your fellow Virginians who are in need on Tuesday.

    Thank you in advance for your generosity.

    Sincerely,

    Sara Craig
    Virginia State Manager

    P.S. We know that everyone wanting to help cannot make it to Arlington.  If you would like to donate to the Red Cross, please call 1-800-Red-Cross, or visit this link to make a donation online:
    http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.d8aaecf214c576bf971e4cfe43181aa0/?vgnextoid=46f51a53f1c37110VgnVCM1000003481a10aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default

    From the Obama Campaign Via Twitter:

    Keep cool while you’re canvassing this summer, Our Vote Obama Tank Top is a stylish and fun way to show your support

    While some may say that the Romney campaign may just be pandering to people who are dealing with an emergency, there are plenty of stories of how Romney has handled emergencies in the past.  One such story being the story of a co-worker’s daughter who was kidnapped while out partying in New York.  He shut down Bain, flew the employees up to New York City, set up a nerve center, and canvassed the city with flyers until the girl was found and returned home to her anxious parents.

    This is who Romney is.

    Obama wants you to buy a $30 T-shirt.

    I don’t know about you, but this says a great deal about the character of these two men to me.  You can decide for yourselves.

    As an aside, I want to say a huge thank you to Iain’s wife who took mercy on my sorry unairconditioned and no water self.  I am currently sitting in her sitting room and enjoying some cool air.  So thanks to her for putting up with me.

    Linked at Instapundit.  Thanks so much

    Linked at Breitbart.  Thanks so much

     
    • SignPainterGuy 9:12 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hmmm, the differences are stark ! Team Romney offers help that people can actually use and Team Obama offers a $30. sleeveless t-shirt that will make a good cleaning rag one day. Which to choose, WHICH TO CHOOSE !

      Enjoy the comfort of Iainswife`s home !

    • Just Me 9:35 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      The above link takes you to a story about Romney helping fire victims during the San Diego fires in 2007–while he was campaigning for President. Notice the news media wasn’t there. He didn’t call anyone in to take photographs of the service he gave. The photos presented were taken by the family he was helping. This is who he is. He has a hard time talking about it because he’s old school about service–he doesn’t shout it from the rooftops and he doesn’t use it as a way to prop himself up. He just does it. This is the same man who took no salary as Governor of Massachusetts or as the head of the Olympics in SLC. He could be sitting on an island somewhere enjoying his family but instead he takes on big jobs and puts his whole effort into them without recompense. That is who he is. The choice is stark and clear. It amazes me that people are still undecided.

    • Dave in Houston 9:38 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      “Red, yellow, black or white, we are all equal in his sight,”*, so fork over the 30 bucks sucka. He and his people are as cold as marble on a tombstone.

      *from a less than memorable song for children praising the Dear Leader. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3TKMKbifgQ

    • LaurieK 10:16 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Romney is a grown up man with a sense of responsibility for others, and Obama is a shallow, morally rudderless narcissist. Like Just Me, above, I am staggered that there is anyone undecided. Romney is far from my idea candidate, but I have no doubts that he’s a decent, intelligent, and highly capable man. I guess this country is full of brain-dead slugs who yearn to be infantilized. What a tragedy for the nation.

    • Rich K 10:36 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Laurie, just ask yourself when the last time was you saw the media give Mitt even a second of positive coverage on the kind of man he really is. Under no circumstances will any mdeia outlet ,with the possible exception of Fox, give this guy good press. Dont be nieve but do what you can to show things like these to folks you know who know nothing of Mr Romney’s true self. It can only help get that Grifter removed from the white house in November.

    • Marianne Matthews 10:43 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I like grown-up people who solve problems briskly and don’t brag about themselves during and afterwards. That’s Mr. Romney. He’ll get my vote in November.

      Marianne Matthews

    • Lorenzo poe 10:48 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      These stories of Romney remind me very much of GWB. I was not a supporter of GWB. He was not a conservative and didn’t understand conservatives, but when we needed a leader he rose to the challenge. There was never a man who grew to fill the shoes he was given like GWB. And he never sank to the petty angry level that i would have when faced with the traitors in our own legislature.

    • Taxpayer1234 11:09 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Romney is also helping in Ohio, collecting up food and water, assigning a campaign bus to make deliveries, etc.

    • snelson134 11:10 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      He has a hard time talking about it because he’s old school about service–he doesn’t shout it from the rooftops and he doesn’t use it as a way to prop himself up. He just does it.

      Just Me, he is simply following the model that Christ Himself laid down for charity:

      Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

      Notice that there are no verses commanding that charity should be given by politicians with money seized at spearpoint.

    • Robyn 11:36 PM on 07/01/2012 Permalink | Reply

      If there are any readers here near Lynchburg, VA, Thomas Road Baptist Church is open 24/7 to anyone needing power, A/C, water, food, wifi, and lodging. I hear portable showers are coming as well.

      If I knew more, I’d share it, but I’m in California and gleaning info from Twitter posts. (Search #TRBCRelief or follow @TRBC or @JonathanFalwell)

      Stay safe, everybody.

      As for Romney, good for him. Since he apparently doesn’t like to blow his own horn, these things don’t get spread very far, and as such a lot of us won’t know this aspect of his character. Romney and I may disagree on a lot of things, but I’m glad to know I’ll be casting my vote for a stand-up guy.

    • Teresa Rice 6:34 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on Catholibertarian and commented:
      I have to say as this presidential campaign rolls on I continue to like Romney better and better. This is just one example of why.

    • thewerewife 6:38 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      It can be argued that this compare-and-contrast exercise is not entirely fair, as the $30 campaign collectible is not exactly being made available specifically in response to the Midlantic emergency. A more honest but no less devastating comparison can be made: Romney campaign: Mobilization and resources diverted to help, ASAP. Obama campaign: *crickets*. Works for me.

      To borrow from another, pre-Mormon religious tradition that also refers to nonadherents as “gentiles”: Mitt Romney is a mensch. About time the country had one of those to look up to again.

      • mike swann 6:18 PM on 07/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

        all mormons do not believe in 65 wives. They do believe in Christ. They don’t believe in drinkinng coffee, soda with caffein, cigarettes, drugs, alcohol. They have family night and try to keep the family circle Lilke MOM and POP, keep up with their kids activities. I am nt a Mormon but Se. Harry Reid is. The liberals wont mention this. We have aMuslim President now.

    • Jed 6:38 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I just love watching how every single one of you hypocrites see no contradiction in your act of defaming and lying about another person, and calling yourselves Christians.

      Oh, btw, while you were all trying now to find new reasons to support Romney after demeaning and insulting him over the last year, the President was in Colorado over the past two days.

      • Anne 8:19 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

        yup, he was in Colorado, doing what? Fundraising for his campaign?

        • Phyllis B. 4:26 PM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

          Wsnt he there to tell everyone that they are fine?

      • just a conservative girl 9:09 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry, but my position on Romney has been very clear. I don’t like him as the candidate. Never have. Will I defend him against the spin machine? Oh yeah. But I have changed my view of him none. So hypocrite can’t be thrown at me.

      • Adelie Manchot 10:40 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Sure he went to Colorado (on his way to another fundraiser) after ignoring the pleas for help from the Governor and the stories breaking in the Colorado media about how Obama’s EPA has made it harder to fight wildfires with their regulations on where tankers can drop fire retardant and the fact that Obama cut the tanker fleet by 75%. When he got there for his photo op he stumblebummed through it withidiotic statements like “What. . . what. . . what. . . what you guys have to do to protect these homes? Eeeyyyyyyya give me a sense of how you go about that.”.

        Right now there is a major disaster going on in the east-massive damage, millions without power, etc. Where is your Obamamessiah? “Resting’ at Camp David in preparation for his fundraising trip to FRANCE AND SWITZERLAND!

        • Adelie Manchot 10:44 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

          PS-My comment was in reply to Jed…

      • mike swann 6:10 PM on 07/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Your man forgot to go to Tenn when they had the floods so bad people’s homes were gone, at the same time it took this slob 2 weeks to go see the oil spill and then complained he had to stand on the beach for one hour talking to some blue collar workers. Obam bypassed Tenn and made it back for his White Housse guest Paul McCartney, cocktail night with the rich, he says he hates. He never showed up for the Texas fires either. They aren’t rich Democrat states so were not worthy of the king’s presence. Brains, being a conservateve doesn’t make one a Christian . Some Republicansand/or conservatives are atheists, black, brown. This failure will is ruining the country and you are too stupid to see it.

    • jlue 6:41 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Romney will get my vote. He was not my first choice, but he seems to be the person who has been chosen to run against the most inexperienced, egotistical, self-serving, socialist president in America’s history.

    • loopyloo305 7:12 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Reblogged this on My Blog and commented:
      A stark difference in understanding the value of life!

    • Ritchie The Riveter 8:10 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Jed … and the fires in CO started and spread well before that. What you are seeing now from Mr. Obama has “photo-op” written all over it.

      Plus, he has the resources of the Federal government at his disposal … let me guess, you probably were one who ripped into Mr. Bush over Katrina? Even if he has waited out of respect for state sovereignty as Mr. Bush did, Mr. Obama still had HIS campaign apparatus available to do the exact same things as Mr. Romney has here.

      You defend the indefensible.

    • Conservative guy 9:14 AM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      This comparison was new to me, not the stuff about shallow, craven, neo-socialist Obama, rather I had forgotten or not heard of his Bain SAR, and doing volunteer work. I too volunteer, for the ARC, pay my own way, don’t wright off the expense and could care less if people know…it’s what you do if you can. You pitch in, get sweaty and help people who would kill or die to switch places with you. If there are so many caring liberals in the U.S., where are they? Romney, on his worst day, is orders of magnatude better that this administration on its best.

    • rbeccah (@rbeccah) 12:08 PM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      I do not understand… I DO NOT understand… why Obama continues to poll so well.

      • just a conservative girl 2:51 PM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

        Well, one thing we may look to is Wisconsin. Before the votes started to be counted every media outlet (except Drudge) said it was too close to call. Once the votes were counted it was never close. So the media got the polling wrong or the people voted one way and answered the question a different way. Besides, the only poll that matters will be on 11/6.

        • richard40 12:44 AM on 07/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

          One thing about all the polls. The rasmussen poll, which is the only one that uses the more accurate method of filtering for likely voters, has always shown better results for romney than the other polls, even when it had romney behind, and it currently shows romney in the lead. I suspect when you factor in the huge intensity of tea party voters, which none of the pools currently count, it is even better for romney.

      • jlue 1:40 PM on 07/04/2012 Permalink | Reply

        rbeccah, Neither do I…. Who can explain this? Maybe people are afraid to say I will not vote for BO.

    • TheOldMan 5:36 PM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Character is what you do when no one is watching.

      • richard40 12:45 AM on 07/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

        And since the MSM is probably ignoring this pro romney story, nobody is watching.

    • lazyflowerisme 9:34 PM on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Nice

    • richard40 12:40 AM on 07/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

      Excellent article, and excellent insight into who romney and obama really are. And yet according to the MSM it is supposed to be romney that is the unfeeling one, that does not care about people in need. Now we see the real truth.

    • hope for change 12:12 PM on 07/03/2012 Permalink | Reply

      but he did raise taxes to help us decide how to spend

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