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  • Anonymous

    Hopefully sanity will prevail.  Four more years for Pres. Obama.

    • Anonymous

      Benghazi, Solyndra, Fast and Furious, 16 Trillion debt…yes, if sanity prevails Romney should win.

      • Anonymous

        79% rate his handling of the Sandy mess good or excellent.  People are eating out of dumpsters.  There is no water, gas, or power for millions.  Sanity left the building 4 years ago.

        • Jake_OO7

          Keep watching Fox for lies.  Too bad Hannity just got caught in an affair.  What a joke.

      • Anonymous

        Just like in 2004, when the Dems were focused on defeating Bush, (remember “anybody but Bush”?) and were unable to prevail, 2012 is shaping up the same way. The moral of the story is that in order to win an election you actually have to be FOR something, not just against. People won’t elect a man just because they don’t like another man. They have to have something positive to get behind. The relentless negativism of the Romney campaign, and supporters like yourself, prove that most Americans will not vote for an empty suit. Next time, get behind someone with a soul, and some actual convictions and ideas of his own.

        • Yep. The slimey, dull, unlikeable Massachusetts politician who’s biggest strength lies in “not being the other guy”, will fall in the same fashion. And like the Dems in 04, the Reps will have no one to blame but themselves.

      • Anonymous

         osama bin laden is finally dead… NOTHING beats that!

        • Anonymous

          – and has been since Tora Bora.  The guy killed at Abbottabad was more likely a rival drug lord that was cutting in on the CIA’s heroin trade. THAT’s why you never saw any corpse, like you did with Gaddafi, Uday, and Qusay.

          • Anonymous

            lol

        • Anonymous

          Thanks to our Military, oh didn’t Clinton have 4 chances to kill Osama. Oh how about them dragging out Ambassador through the streets, whle Obama watched what was happening, and did Nothing.

          • pbmann

            And didn’t the Republicans accuse him of wagging the dog?

          • Anonymous

            Well every Republican knew back then that OBL wasn’t a threat to National Security, and Clinton was just trying to remove focus from his affair.

      • Anonymous

        vs. 9-11 the Inside Job, WMDs that didn’t exist, the ‘missing’ $2.3 TRILLION over at DOD, the murder of Pat Tillman, FEMA’s “Brownie, you’re doing a hell of a job !!, Enron…
        .
        Just two heads of the same snake.  

      • Anonymous

         911, BP, keating 5, 10 trillion debt ….

      • dadoje

        Romney has changed positions so many times that don’t know what will get . Grover Norquist and Karl Rove will be in charge not Romney.  He’s against something then depending on who he is talking to  for it. Then against it again

  • Anonymous

    Here’s how the predictions line up as of now with 270 electoral votes needed to win:

    fivethirtyeight.com  –  Obama 307, Romney 231

    elctoral-vote.com Obama 281, Romney 206, ties 51

    realclearpolitics.com Obama 290, Romney 248

    princeton.edu  Obama 323, Romney 215

    • Anonymous

      Most of the polling models are flawed. They are over sampling democrat votes and assuming the same percent of voting block participation as in, 2008. The Ds and media allies are using these flawed polls in an attempt to suppress voter enthusiasm for Romney. We will know if these polling models were accurate Wednesday morning.

      • Anonymous

        Which is worse.  Suppressing voter enthusiasm or suppressing votes?  If either are true I would think suppressing votes is worse.  Yep, come Wednesday morning, please, please, please let it be over by then, we will know.  Don’t know folks…too much bitterness going on for this election to go smoothly, but here’s hoping it does.

        • Anonymous

          Um, I would say suppressing votes, obviously. There is no right to enthusiasm — there is a right to vote however. 

      • Anonymous

        Nate Silver, the statistical guru who revolutionized the way baseball managers look at recruits, the one Brad Pitt made a movie about last year, says you have a 14.9% chance of being right about polling bias.

        Here’s the link to his explanation,  if you’re interested:

        http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/03/nov-2-for-romney-to-win-state-polls-must-be-statistically-biased/

        But, he says, there’s an 85.1% chance you are wrong and President Obama wins.

        He proves that the “media” who all claim the race is “too close to call”, are doing so because they are in the entertainment business, and are trying to sell commercial time and not the news business.

      • Superuser23

        Same can be said for them models that show Romney with a lead…..

      • Anonymous

        Sure…That’s it….The whole world is stacking the deck against the Repubs.

        • Anonymous

          And the bookies in Vegas with 4/1 Odds that OBAMA will win…!!!

          • Anonymous

            The bookies in Vegas were giving similar odds to Mike Dukakis in ’88.

        • Anonymous

          LOL

      • Anonymous

         well those polls that the right peddle are flawed.  In fact they aren’t even allowed to be a  part of the national polling association.. because of their funky “practices.”   Rassmusen and Gallup for example won’t even let the public know WHAT their  ‘demograghics” of their sample  are . Which is a BIG  NO NO in the polling world.  Why??  Because revealing your demograghics helps in determining  a polls credibility. IF it doesn’t refelect reality it isn’t credible.

        That guy who did the ” skewed polls”  ? What HE revealed ( accidentally) was that it is  RASSMUSSEN  who over  samples R’s .AND  that they do not “weigh” for  party affiliation .His attempt at unskewing the polls revealed just  how skewed rassmussen polls themselves  are. Rassmusen OVER samples R”s by 12%  in HIS samples.

        The unskewed GUY  used this rassmussen party break down — R—37.6%, D—33.3%, I’s –29%. as shared  on his web site.   The actual national party break down is : R —25.6%;  D 33.7% , I’s 34.2%  In this case Rasmussen( and the Unskewed guy)  over polled R’s by 12% , and under polled  I’s by 5% . They ONLY accurately polled  D’s !!!

        So it is easy for polls to “fool” the people to try to  PUSH the vote  in a certain  direction,   IF  you don’t dig deep enough into the poll to see who actually WAS polled.

         SO if  rassmussen is regularly polling 12% MORE  R s then actually exist  then you would expect  there might be a n R bias to there polls, right?

         That is why it is SO important  for ANY pollster to publicly reveal WHO they are polling.  Rassmussen and Gallup doesn’t. It is impossibkle for anyone( including the media)  to determine the credibility of ANY poll with out knowing  WHO was actually polled.

        IF your sample size of R’s being polled  is 12 points higher then it should be then the ONLY thing that poll is good for  IS  PR —-  for RUSH/Hannity  etc   to use it to  give you hope and tell you to go out and vote because  there is still hope.

        • Anonymous

          You should note that Rasmussen was the most accurate pollster in 2008.

          http://www.nowpublic.com/world/analysis-most-accurate-polls-2008-presidential-election

          http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2008/11/the-list-which-presidential-polls-were-most-accurate/

          Rasmussen charges people for access to “tabs” data they do not reveal it without making a living at what they do.

          • Anonymous

             well that is what rassmussen and Rush  will tell you…. any how.  It’s simply  NOT true.  3 other polls were MORE accurate ( or “called it”) closer then rassmussen did in 2008 .  AND  the “accuarcy” award  is determined BY ONE   DAY’S poll  and all the pollsters KNOW what DAY that is .  EVEN RUSH discussed this the other day  and admitted it out right saying that polls will try to be MORE accurate( because they have been cooking the books to push the vote,until now)  as they get closer to election day so they can “win” the accuracy award.

          • Anonymous

            It wasn’t Rasmussen that made the claims. Look at the links. Consistency over time was part of the criteria.

          • Anonymous

            well look at what rasmussen  DOES says…on their own web site  or just put “rassumessn accuracy ” in  your search engine .

             In 2008 Obama won by  7.3.   Rasmussen called 6.0. … off by 1.3 —-5  polls were closer , 1 tied them, and 5 were worse then Rassmusen— putting then squarely in the middle of the “accuracy”  pack. They have called SOME races accurately  and  in other they were way off …like a lot of pollsters. They are no better or worse then anyone else.  I actually think the FOX news polls is pretty good. THEY, CNN and Ipos were closest in 2008 NBC and IBB were closer then Rasmussen in  2008.. Gallup was the WORST   off by  nearly 4 points !!

            as for your links ..the first one has no identifiable author. But despite that— uses the wrong “spread ” to declare rassmusen the winner (6.5 vs 7.3.)The two links are inconsistent with each other in their info. And in the second link rassmusen and pew weren’t “spot on” at all . BOTH links “say ‘ “they used “real clear politics ” info . So did I, so can you. It’s still on their web site for 2008. Rassmussen wasn’t “spot on” and they weren’t the most accuarate They were in the middle of the pack and off by 1.3.

          • Anonymous

             You are incorrect. I can’t help it if you can’t read. All the data you asked for is right there. Including source information.

    • StillRelaxin

      Or if you like you can check out the in debt “fair and balanced” analysis (wholesale creation of a more favorable alternative reality) on this subject being done by Faux News.  Check out this link to see how Karl Rove (who should should have gone to and still be in prison) is working for Faux News while raising 300 million to put more creeps/crooks like him in office. 
      http://www.salon.com/2012/11/01/fox_news_is_on_romneys_campaign_team/ 

    • Anonymous

       Jason.. For all the polls, three things come to mind. First, Should Obama be reelected it will be with fewer electoral votes than his first term. That has not happened post ww2. It is entirely possible that Obama will win the electoral vote and lose the popular vote.
      Much of the campaign, in the closing weeks, has been in states Obama carried by large margins the last time.
      All of this points to a weakened President with little gravitas. He will have to rule by executive order and executive department rulings.  He has presented no plan for the next four years because he can’t afford to. It is likely to be unpopular with the majority of Americans.
      If he is re-elected history also tells us that the party “out of power” gains Congressional and Senatorial seats in the off year election. (baring a major war) 2014. Republicans, including the 50 or so Tea Party members will be further entrenched, as we know it becomes harder to unseat a Congressman the longer he stays in power.
      My opinion if he is re-elected get ready for more conflict, division and economic malaise.

      • pbmann

        “My opinion if he is re-elected get ready for more conflict, division and economic malaise. ”

        And that can and should be blamed on the GOP

    • Anonymous

      But J.  The only poll that really matters is tomorrow’s

  • Anonymous

    Four more years of Big Government oppression will bring us $7/gal gas, $24trillion debt & even more devaluation of the dollar. What will our sovereignty look like then? George Soros donated $1million to obama. The poverty rate is at an 18 year high. The unemployment rate among those of color is 14.3% – quite the accomplishment for helping those who need it. Corporations in the U.S. are the highest taxed in the developed world. It’s no wonder they’re not hiring. 
    Four more years of failed policies, Benghazi-type lies & a bought-&-paid-for media will not serve this country well.

    • Anonymous

      you are living through a depression caused by George W Bush his administration his policies and his profligate “war based upon lies“ spending of our money on the credit card for our kids to pay

      • Anonymous

        Actually, the depression was caused by Nixon removing the convertability of the dollar to gold on Aug. 15, 1971.  And of course he did this in response to the out of control deficit spending on Lyndon Johnson’s war in Vietnam and the great society programs.

        All Geroge Bush did was continue the fiat U.S. Dollar ponzi scheme in order for the elite and powerful to extract wealth from the global middle class.

        • Anonymous

          You really are quite a long way out there, aren’t you Jack.

          • Anonymous

            LOL….yeah long on physical assets such as real estate and PMs…short on the dollar and equities valued in the titanic of currencies

            Certainly not the only one who undertands the truth of what is happening.  A great movie just came out called “End Game”.  You should watch it, as it is a nice summary of what is going on, how we got here, and what to expect over the next few years.

            Best of luck…sounds like you’re gonna need it!

        • Anonymous

          GW did a lot more than that! He and Cheney took power grabbing to a whole new executive privileged level with their made up ‘4th branch’ of government.

          We did have a surplus in 2000, remember?

          • Anonymous

            You mean there was not a Federal Deficit? You can not have a surplus with a Federal Deficit, and look at it now under Obama, it will keep climbing.

          • pbmann

            The  deficit has gone down every year under Obama, unlike Bush.

          • Anonymous

            Check what the Federal Deficit was at the end of his Presidency and when Obama got into office. Who signed clash for clunkers, and the other bills the first year in his Presidency that brought the Deficit either doubled or trippled it.

      • Anonymous

        Always someone else’s fault with a democrat, isn’t it. We’ve seen the results of the big government progressive liberalism & your ‘president’ has, to no surprise, failed. Period.

        • Anonymous

          if you don’t think Republicans grow government spending you don’t know what you’re talking about. They enrich the military industrial complex and are rewarded with money from that complex.

          • Anonymous

            The enriched military industrial complex you dislike so much includes BIW 5000+ jobs, Pratt & Whitney in North Berwick 1700+ jobs and General Dynamics Armamentnd 375+ jobs in Saco.

          • Anonymous

            Jobs paid for with taxpayer money.

            money flushed down the military industrial complex rat hole

          • Anonymous

            Well at least we got something for our tax dollars. With welfare all you get more goverment give aways and a new methadone clinic. 

            The real rat holes are your local public housing. Tax money well spent NOT

          • Anonymous

            A pittance by comparison.

          • Anonymous

            We have a difference of opinions

          • Anonymous

             You’re allowed a difference of opinions, however the fact of the matter is that Welfare spending is significantly less than Military spending in this country.   There is no denying this, well there is, but it has as much credence as people who claim the earth is flat.

          • Anonymous

            Opinions are one thing.  Facts are another.

          • Anonymous

            no the jobs you are thinking of that resemble money flushed down the toilet are the ones  paid for with the stimulus money then went bankrupt like all of obamas Green buddies   solar and wind

          • Anonymous

            yes thank you for correcting me. let’s keep buying energy from the Middle East. they can take the profits and attack us. let’s do nothing to get off of the Middle East oil teat. you sound intelligent enough to be in Congress

          • Anonymous

            how about getting Obama to open up drilling here in the US, instead of lying about oil production and trying to take credit for private sector drilling. Have you been watching the results of the recent hurricane, The people are crying out for oil and fuel  not solar panels and windmills!!!

          • Anonymous

            have you ever pumped gas? It takes electricity to run the pump.

          • Anonymous

            Haven’t you checked lately?  Drilling is up.  Better yet, production is up since drilling is a crapshoot, an educated crapshoot but still a crapshoot.

          • Anonymous

            public land permits are down and so is drilling, private sector is up, but over all it is down, dont fall for the spin they are putting on things

          • Anonymous

            The US is exporting 350000 more barrels of petroleum products a day than they import.  Sound like a shortage to you?

          • Anonymous

            Your post is confused. The Gulf of Mexico has more leases out than at any time in history. Obama opened up drilling in Alaska, there were 2 rigs ready to drill this summer but the USCG would not approve their spill response vessel. Drilling for natural gas has exploded in the US, Cheneire Energy in Sabine Texas is trying to get a permit to export natural gas.

            As far as private sector drilling, that’s all there is, there is no National Oil Company in the US. Most other countries do have nationalized oil companies, but if you float that idea here you will hear the screech of “socialism”

          • The point is, it is apparent that Obama has no idea what to do no matter who you say got us here.  Obama has done nothing to improve America, nothing.

          • Anonymous

            Then you have low information. Try listening to Fox News they’re fair and they’re balanced. It’s very apparent.

          • Anonymous

            He Improved the Economy, Preventing a Bush Depression
            He Returned The Executive Branch To Fiscal Responsibility After the Bush Debacle
            He Fostered Greater Transparency and Better Government, After the Excesses of the Bush Years
            Wall Street Reforms and Consumer Protection
            He Ushered Through Many Changes That Enhanced Civil Rights and Anti-Discrimination
            He Made Major Improvements in Foreign Relations and American Status Around the World
            He Took a More Realistic Approach to Defense
            His Administration Treated Soldiers and Veterans with Respect That Was Missing Previously
            He Refocused the Federal Government on Education
            He Pushed Through Improvements in National Safety and Security
            Reoriented Government to an Adult View on Science, Technology and Health Care
            He Took Steps to Strengthen the Middle Class and Families, and to Fight Poverty
            He Took Concrete Steps to Improve Our Environment and Address Our Energy Needs
            I dont know about you but he has done so much and its a shame that some will not acknowledge anything that has Obama on it. How sad.

          • Anonymous

            wow what have you been smoking, I guess we all know why you love the democrats and Obama, sounds like you just returned from the methadone clinic and are still a little light headed. Obama has done nothing but print money and spend it

          • Anonymous

            Ok I guess you need a little lesson on how it is actually done. Money is printed by the federal reserve banks, Congress spends the money by law, and the President signs it in to law. Obama can not spend money on his own, Congress has to initiate it. Your blame game doesn’t pass the smell test. But your breath is a little trolley smelling.

          • Anonymous

            Obama had a little help from a democratic Congress his first two years. That’s over now.  As from printing money that responsibility lies with an Obama appointed Bernanke. Should Obama be re-elected he will be unable to spend… but Bernanke will still be able to print money. QE 3 $38 billion per month for the forseeable future.

          • Anonymous

            Obama does not even hesitate to sign any bill on spending and  handouts that is the problem

          • Anonymous

            O.K.  What Repub President ever cut spending?

          • Anonymous

            I bet that the money you think he keeps handing out, has helped you in some way. It has helped all of us. It has kept this country in a down fall to not bottom out. With out this so called handout we would be so much worse off then we are now.

          •  A whole lot of nothing is still nothing.

          • Anonymous

            I think you must be talking about the republicans here, the party of the NO.

          • Anonymous

            Speaking of no ideas, talking about R&R aren’t you.  Valid ones that is.

          • Anonymous

            I agree 100%! 

        • RJ

          The pols do know their respective “bases” & rely on an uninformed electorate + the crusaders you see here every day spouting their vapid talking points & name calling. Just the way it is. W/a watchdog instead of lapdog press, some info might get through to the folks who get up every day, read the AM paper, go to work, come home in the PM & flip on the evening “news.” Regular working folks are the back bone of this country, yet we are besieged from all sides, expected to contribute more & more while too many not only do not work or contribute, they take. We are too busy simply trying to live a good life & do the best that we can for our families. Also next to impossible to have a rational, reasonable, constructive, objective discussion w/the crusaders. Logic is anathema to those who operate on pure passionate hatred. That’s the real problem w/any discourse. The Lunatic Fringe has taken over the left & instead of disagreeing over policy & ideas while remembering that we are all Americans, they make it personal & seek to destroy the messenger w/out regard to the message.
          Logically speaking, President Obama has had enough time to turn this thing around. He did not. He said it himself: “If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” Yes, he’s said many, many things & it’s very hard to understand if he honestly believes what he says or is simply appealing to the lowest common denominator w/in his base & the rest of us poor working stiffs who pay the bills for this country.
          This time take him @ his word, he had his chance, he failed.

        • Anonymous

          No, Obama’s has already begun the process of cleaning up the colossal mess George Dubya Cheney-Bush left for all of us to clean up. 

          And we, Dems, are all for placing the blame for this one, squarely where it belongs – with the
          ‘2000 Selection’ and GW Bush et al spending like drunken sailors! 

          And WE are going to take the credit as things improve even more, as well.

          ‘Rymney’, another GOP/TParty fuul, thought he would  just waltz into the oval office and channel the power of his ‘It’s our turn’ magic pants (and/or Cheney’s mythical ‘4th branch of government’) and all would be well with the world again, just by his mere presence.

          Doesn’t work that way, pal.  Never did. And we’re not going back ‘there’ – ever again.

          We got this AND we’re keepin’ it!
          Obama 2012

          • Anonymous

            will reply in a sec, just threw up after reading your post  give me a minute

          • Anonymous

            it’s all that T you have been drinking

          • Anonymous

            The country will be drinking it after the election better get your cup ready, enjoy T while watching the Obamas  pack up and move

          • Anonymous

            What is overtaxed is your ability to think.

          • Anonymous

            I dont know if you burn heating oil at your home, but if you do, when they deliver do they plug in the pump so they can pump fuel????    fuel can be pumped by any  source turning the pump mechanical or electrical. or gravity  the way tanker trucks deliver.Better not battle wits with that one with me, I am a power generation tech

          • Anonymous

            Evidently, when you’re in a hole you keep digging Mr. Wit.
            Why not take your skills down to New York New Jersey and help those people out?

          • Anonymous

            company I work for is already there been hauling gensets there for a week  my job is to keep things running, what are you doing to help mr witless???   I am far from in a hole I am on top of the pile you are dishing out

          • Anonymous

            Like Governor Chris Christie , Colin Powell, and countless other reasonable Republicans, I am supporting the reelection of the President.

          • Anonymous

            Just in case it doesn’t go down the way you have been dreaming about, where would you like us to mail your tissues.

          • Anonymous

            send them to Russia and China they will be so happy they will be crying

          • Anonymous

            Here is some information relating to the causes of the 2008 Economic Crisis. In case you don’t know, FactCheck.org is a non-profit, non-partisan website that aims to reduce the confusion and deception in politics.
            http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/who_caused_the_economic_crisis.html

            So as you may already know, the democrats blame the republicans, and the republicans blame the democrats. More specifically, the democrats blame George W. Bush, however, the crisis stretches far beyond the Bush administration even citing deregulation under the Clinton administration as one of the causes.

            But, overall, this crisis has no party lines. It was the product of good intentions with unintended consequences. The cause was, as a whole, a result of our government creating false market signals that caused housing prices to artificially inflate to a point in which they busted.

            If you wish to choose to blame Bush in part, that is fine, but please realize that there is plenty of blame to go around and while you may believe that your party is not only flawless but also has all of the answers, they do not.

            To address another one of your points, you claim that Obama has begun the process of cleaning up this colossal mess. And while I will agree that he has begun a process, it would just be silly to claim that he has in any way begun to turn things around. I will of course give credit where it is due. I like that he ended the war in Iraq, and I like that he has begun the drawdown of the war in Afghanistan. While Osama Bin Laden was killed, I will not give any president credit for his death, and instead our military, and more specifically SEAL Team 6.

            I appreciate and respect many of his good intentions, but I believe, like most legislation,  only unintended consequences will result. But perhaps most important his excessive deficits, although deficit spending is nothing new and not unique to Obama alone, he has in fact doubled our annual deficit when he claimed that he would cut it in half. Blame who you must to justify his spending, the fact is that he has the power to do something about it and four more years of the last four years could very well lead to a monetary collapse, which would be on par with the apocalypse.

        • Anonymous

           The RESULTS are that they saved the banking system that the Republicans and unregulated Wall Street left literally on the brink of destruction.  The RESULTS are GM survived and is thriving again.  The RESULTS are the millions of the Republican-caused unemployed had something to get them through it.  The RESULTS are that the unfunded Bush war in Iraq has been concluded and Afghanistan as a timetable.  The RESULTS are that 50 million Americans will now be able to get healthcare not only at an ER. 
          And now the economic indicators are up, unemployment is falling.   For some reason you think putting these same reptiles back in the driver’s seat is better, but now they want a raise in the form of a 20% tax cut.

          • Anonymous

            The banking system problem was caused by Frank fron MA and the Democrats, at least own up to that big mistake. Don’t forget the the Federal Deficit spiked in Obama’s term. Rember the buck stops at the top.

          • Anonymous

             if you can “own up” that it was DEREGULATION of the financial system that was a major contributing factor!!!

          • Anonymous

            good that you agree the Democrats were at fault :)

        • Anonymous

          Sir, with total respect to your opinion, and you have the right to it, I respectfully disagree. If we are going to pin the blame on the presidents for the problems of our country, then I would say this: I was born just after President Kennedy was shot. In the time since, We have had three democratic presidents with a total number of years in office at 16. Carter 4 yrs., Clinton 8 yrs., Obama 4 yrs. But, we have had 24 years of republican presidents. Nixon 7 years, Ford 1 yr., Reagan 8 years, Bush Sr. 4 yrs., and Bush Jr. 8 years. If party time in office is the measuring point for who has done the most damage to the country, then the repulicans have the lead. If you counter with that they have to clean up the democrats damage, then I would point out that the repuclican by being in office longer and  have more time to mess things up. so who is cleaning up after whom?
          I feel that the damage is more done in congress were the promices and closed door deals are made at level way above the average citizen. These are the people who have stolen our country from us. Not the figure head that the office of the president has become. In one last comment, the electoral college needs to be done away with. In the computer age, there is no need for it, and it gives higher population states more power in electing the president than lower population states, due to the more electors that they have. The president should be elected on popular vote only. Then every vote counts the same. The way a real democracy should work. By the way, I am a registered independent. Because I vote for the person who I feel will do the job, not the party that they represent.   

          • Anonymous

            the United States is a democratic republic not pure democracy. other than that, I would agree with what you said.

          • Anonymous

            thanks for that info, did not know this.

          • Anonymous

            AUTHOR: Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) QUOTATION: “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?”

            “A Republic, if you can keep it.” ATTRIBUTION: The response is attributed to BENJAMIN FRANKLIN—at the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, when queried as he left Independence Hall on the final day of deliberation—in the notes of Dr. James McHenry, one of Maryland’s delegates to the Convention.

            McHenry’s notes were first published in The American Historical Review, vol. 11, 1906, and the anecdote on p. 618 reads: “A lady asked Dr. Franklin Well Doctor what have we got a republic or a monarchy. A republic replied the Doctor if you can keep it.” When McHenry’s notes were included in The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, ed. Max Farrand, vol. 3, appendix A, p. 85 (1911, reprinted 1934), a footnote stated that the date this anecdote was written is uncertain.

        • Anonymous

          No “period” about it, Temp.  The only place for that is at the end of “Republicans vow to make Obama a one-term president and will practice obstructionism to the bitter end.  Period.

          We need to return the art of compromise to politics, at the state and federal levels, and the only chance we have of achieving that is to:

          VOTE Democrat all the way down the line,Mainers.  

      • Anonymous

        That’s typical Republican politics.  They talk a big story, but it has never matched their performance.  There has never been a Repub administration that cut spending.

      • Anonymous

        And you cons support spending 4% of the GDP on the military.

        Has no one noticed that those who building armies use them ?

      • Anonymous

        What brought Bush down the last 2 years of his presidency was the democratic controled house and senate.

        • Anonymous

          72 days

        • Anonymous

          Along with 2 pointless unfunded wars and a financial meltdown caused by laxly regulated greedheads. Other than that it was all the fault of the Democrats.

          • Anonymous

             Don’t forget the gigantic and ongoing unfunded Part D giveaway to the old folks(shameless vote buying)and to Big Pharma/Big Ins.Our grandchildren will be on the hook for that.

          • Anonymous

            you forgot Medicare Part C the giveaway to the insurance companies by Junior Bush

          • Anonymous

            Actually I did mention Big Insurance.And C and D were both a Bush folly.

      • Anonymous

        Well…………………..can’t blame Bengazi on George Bush!

        • Anonymous

          what happened in Benghazi? tell me about it please.

          • Anonymous

            Is that where they let our Ambassador and others die while they watched on camera, and did nothing. Kind of like Clinton in Mogidishu

          • Anonymous

            I don’t know, I’m waiting for the inspector general’s review of the state departments review.

            I’ll let others, also not in the know, make fools of themselves with their speculation.

          • Anonymous

            Bad point, Bruce, Bush lost 42 embassy personnel while he was in office.

          • Anonymous

            in the same manner.

        • Anonymous

          So sew … ?

          Hello?

          • Anonymous

            Sorry was in the big city. Didn’t they show some disastrous footage while Obama watched. It will be interesting what the report does say.
            That is right too, after the election

      • Anonymous

        Romney will win tomorrow.

        • Anonymous

          Thank you Nostradamus.

          And so you’ll be avoiding voting again this year, eh?

    • Anonymous

       So instead,  the supreme court brought BIG Business  in to play with  Big government. Do you seriously think YOU  OR America wins in that scenario?

       BIG business , who’s  primary goal is  maximizing profits  doesn’t give a fig about  or have any loyalty to  AMERICA or Americans . China and the Chinese is /are their new best “friends” . Are they shipping jobs over seas because of their LOVE of America or Americans?  Or because of their love of American values?  The goal of Profit knows NO loyalty.  It simply sees  $$ signs .

      In a mere 10 years  Maine ‘s manufacturing base has been TOTALLY  eliminate ( textiles , shoes, paper, seafood, canning, bottling) . It took a century to build it. Poof —gone nearly over night.  WHY?  loyalty to America??  NOPE loyalty to the almighty buck.

      • Anonymous

        Jobs going overseas is due to the decades old U.S. trade deficit caused by the fiat U.S Dollar being utilized as the reserve currency of the world and our ongoing policy of not allowing convertability to gold.

        It’s really a function of basic macro-economics and blaming Rs, Ds, supreme court, congress, for the various actions they have taken since 1971 is merely an exercise in pointing out the sypmtoms of the disease rather that addressing the underlying problem.  

        • Anonymous

          The disease is called greed.

          • Anonymous

            ahhh, nope….the disease is called a non-asset backed fiat currency (i.e. the U.S. Dollar) acting as the global reserve for the international banking system

            greed is merely another symptom…if we had real money and not paper currency, the potential for greed would be severely curtailed   

      • Anonymous

         As true as that is consumers bear some blame.In the late 90’s WM launched a big Buy American promo-displays,veterans,much fulminating.It BOMBED.All the displays went quietly in the trash in three months or less and all the bunting came down.

    • maineiac123

       I won’t challenge you on most of your absurd statements but the one on corporations in the U.S. being the highest taxed completely and utterly wrong.  We have the highest tax rates, I’ll concede, but when you into account that we don’t tax foreign income unless brought back to the U.S. (the only country in the world that permits this), the massive amount of write-0ffs and deduction permitted by our tax codes, brings the effective corporate tax rate about average in the developed world.  Oh you seriously think a President has any control over the price of gas?  The debt will be greatly reduced as soon as repuglicans agree to elminate the Bush tax cuts on high income earners as well as a continued increase in employment in this country.   It’s funny that conservatives are talking about unemployment though because one of the things keeping unemployment high is the massive decrease in government positions, some 600,000 to date.  Can’t have it both ways though you seem to want to.  And of course your typical untruths, half-truths will simply continue anyway because facts simply do not matter.

      • Anonymous

        With the track we are currently on, a massive reduction in debt will cause a massive amount of deflation and bring on the great global depression.  Of course the same will happen if we continue to drive debt through the roof as confidence in the dollar will implode.

        Both sides are lying through their teeth as they extract what they can from the middle class.  The clock is quikly winding down to the end of the dollar…..no matter what is done at this point, the fiat game is over and that is a undeniable fact.

        •  I’ve heard the story before, mostly from die hard Paul fans. One recently told me that April, 2013 is when the wheels will come off. What’s your prediction?

          • Anonymous

            No need for a prediction…personally ready for it whenever

            RP has some good messages and nice thoughts but there are so, so many others out there with similar opinions throughout the past 400 years to draw from and a myriad of indicators staring everyone directly in the face right now.  It’s truly amazing to be living in such a moment of history where esentially the very same thing is happening as has happened before..all of it fueled by the ignorance of the masses, as their voices continue to crescendo into an almost deafening tumult of rage and anger from their own lack of diligence in taking the necessary time to learn what previous people had sacrifced for the future to learn from before.  

          • Anonymous

             The same as Wm. Miller predicting the world would end in 1844,1849 and 1850.After the third time he was lynched.Three strikes rule?

          • Anonymous

            After years of studying prophecy of the second coming of Christ, Miller’s best effort put it in 1844 . When it didn’t happen he spent the rest of his life trying to find exactly why and how he miscalculated. He died of the infirmities , including blindness, of old age in 1849. Some of his acolytes tried new predictions, but nothing came of them, except a few did manage to move to Palestine and wait for it. No one lynched William Miller. Like many fairly well-read men of that period in the nineteenth century he tried more than one spiritual path, including deism before formulating one which wasn’t far from his Baptist beginnings. Current faiths whose founders were influenced by Miller are Seventh Day Adventist and Advent Christian.

    • Anonymous

      The dollar will not last another four years.  The credit collapse of 2009 was the final nail in the coffin.  The average lifespan of fiat currencies in human history is 27 years.  We are on year 42, headed into 43….we’re running on fumes and it is obvious.  When the dollar goes, it will not be a slow process, it will literally happen over the period of a few days.

      If you are not prepared for what is coming, just take a look down south to the victims of Sandy, as that will be your lot when the corrupted R vs. D political sideshow finally breaks our currency.

      Perhaps then folks will be brought back to the understanding of the difference between money and currency.  Then again, based on the majority of comments on boards across the country, probably not.

      • Anonymous

         You need to spend less time on those black back grounded doom and gloom web sites .

        • Anonymous

          everything you need to know can be found through reading economic and politickal history via your local library…or try the library of congress on line, a great resource

          the gloom and doom websites merely profess more ignorance, they are a waste of time, and the ones I have stumbled onto are mostly geared toward profits

    • Anonymous

      Every study that has ever been done, including the one from Fox news that I am posting, shows clearly that our economy does much better when DEMOCRATS are in power.

      You and your Republican cronies can deceive yourselves all you want, but the FACTS are completely opposite of what you claim.

      Our economy does better under DEMOCRATS.

      But I’m sure any “good Republican” won’t let the FACTS stand in the way of their rants.

      http://www.foxbusiness.com/investing/2012/09/04/history-shows-markets-gdp-outperform-under-democrats/

    • Anonymous

      EACH  of the  BIG banks, some of which we  bailed out, is giving  ROMNEY  $1 million each  ( or close to it).  Kind of makes Soros ‘donation look like pocket change in comparison. BANKS  are ROMNEY”S  BIGGEST  TOP donors.  Starting with Goldman moving on to BOA etc.  Do you suppose they want something for their money?   I do. Go to open secrets  web site and compare the donors. It becomes pretty obvious which candidate is being BOUGHT and by who  PS it isn’t OBAMA who is being ‘bought” BY BIG BUSINESS.  

      romney’s top contributors :

      http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?id=N00000286&cycle=2012

      and obama’s :

      http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/contrib.php?id=N00009638&cycle=2012

      and a side by side comparison :

      http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/index.php

      The choice is VERY clear to me.

      • Anonymous

        LOL….you mean the non-choice?

        from your third link below the comparison:
        NOTE: The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organizations’ PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

        if you don’t think the very same banks in Romney’s column are funneling money through the PACs listed in Obama’s column, you are completely clueless as to what is going on

        these men are BOTH bought and paid for by the banks

        • Anonymous

           click on the links beside the donors  such as  Goldman   or BOA and it brings you to the exact break down … of how much they gave to romney and obama — 7 to 1/  10 to 1 . etc They aren’t giving to obama.PERIOD.  Go to the outside spending tab ( the more “hidden”)  money  and it  simply emphasizes the point . The HIDDEN money is going to Romney  7-1. It’s very clear who is being bought and who is NOT  It’s there for ALL to see .

          People can look up EVERY individual ,every corpoartion , every organization, every PAC,  every super PAC. And they can see  for themselves  how it’s all being spent  It’s amazing  and quit fascinating how much of the Super pac ( hidden ) money is being spent  on opposition ads .

          It’s amazing to see R’s  are spending 7 times as much money OPPOSING candidates ( on negative ads)   rather then SUPPORTIING candidates ( positive ads). Maybe that is what Hannity is talking about when he talks about the most negative campaigning EVER.

          Open secrets website is a great place for voters to become informed. and see where the BIG money is really being spent. And WHO is pending it. 

          • Anonymous

            LOL….you can’t tell how much and who is giving to the PACS owned by Univ. of Cal., Google, MS Corp., Harvard, etc. etc.

            That’s the WHOLE point of the PACs under new developments since the Citizen’s United case…..good lord, you are so duped at this point, it is beyond laughable

            vote for either the red team or blue team, who cares….if you can’t see you’ve been set up with the perfected non-choice, you’ve paid zero attention to human history and are out of touch with how the game of politicks is played and the modernization of age-old tactics

      • Anonymous

        Obama has already been bought.

    • Anonymous

      Hello? U-haul? Yes we need a big truck down here in DC!

  • Anonymous

    Vote for Mitt Romney, the most honest man on this planet (and on the planet he believes he’ll get to run after he leaves this planet).

  • Anonymous

    Here is a quick history of voting rights in America:

    At the time of the American Revolution only white men who owned property had a right to vote. 

    Liberals expanded the right to include all white men 21 or older.  Conservatives resisted. 

    Liberals expanded the right to include all white men and women 21 or older.  Conservatives resisted. 

    Liberals expanded the right to include all men and women of any color 21 or older.  Conservatives resisted. 

    Liberals expanded the right to include all men and women of any color 18 or older.  Conservatives resisted. 

    Conservatives don’t want to share power.   

    They don’t want you to vote.   

    Never have.   

    Never will.

    Show those Conservatives who’s boss. 

    Be a Liberal on Tuesday.

    VOTE

    • Anonymous

      Ya Right!!   I will be voting ROMNEY/RYAN.

      • Anonymous

        good idea … why don’t you also load your pistol and shoot yourself in the foot.

      • Anonymous

        You must be looking for work in China.

    • Anonymous

       Conservatives have always wanted to concentrate power in the hands of the few.” Power to and serving the little people’  ‘is just a quaint idea ( and a farce) . They prefer  the paternalistic ” Father knows best”  approach to democracy of the last century.

    • Anonymous

      Good post, Jason.

      And absolutely, completely, 100% correct.

    • Your not very good at history..better look again..those time from original source..not from coffee house or college gossip sessions

    • Anonymous

      Don’t forget a conservative Republican and freedom for blacks. Not a Liberla, yoru facts are not quite accurate.

    • Anonymous

      Here’s a quick view of reality:

      State with the first Woman Governor? Wyoming, Party Republican.
      State with the Second Woman Governor?  Texas Party Democrat (back when they were “Dixiecrats”)
      State with the first elected Black Senator?   Massachusetts.  Party Republican.
      Party to appoint the first woman as Secretary of State? Republican, George W Bush
      Party to appoint the first black Secretary of Defense?  Republican, George H.W. Bush.
      State with the first black representative to congress?  South Carolina. Party Republican.

      So how do the Democrats fare with equality?  Can lester Maddox, George Wallace, or Sam Rayburn match that?

  • Romney the guy who gets his paycheck by putting US citizens in the unemployment line. 

    His father was a class act.

    • Anonymous

      At least he had a Father that lived in and loved this Country, and was a citizen of the USA.

      • Anonymous

        So all of us whose fathers, grandfathers, or great grandfathers didn’t live in this country should vote for Barack Obama.

        I can agree with that.

        Prejudice much?

      • Anonymous

         REALLY??? I thought his father was born in Mexico and BECAME  A US citizen !!

        • Anonymous

          You better come down of your sugar high.  To much KOOL_AID for you.

      • Anonymous

        go sell crazy somewhere else

        • Anonymous

          OBAMAS FATHER is not a Citizen of the USA!!   I said nothing about your dear leader obama.

      • Guest

        That’s a very dead horse you are beating as far as your jab towards the President.
        Are you sure Romney was born in the US?

        • Anonymous

          If you READ my comment I said OBAMOS FATHER is not a Citizen of the USA. I said nothing about your dear leader obama.

    • Anonymous

      What planet are you living on?

    • Anonymous

      Whether we realize it or not, the American consumer has the final say in whether jobs go overseas or not. If you buy products made in China, you help create jobs for Chinese workers, and profits for their “American” owners. If you buy products that are made in America, you help to create jobs here in America. This also has the added benefit of sticking it to the traitors who packed up their factories and moved to China. One does not need a degree in economics to understand how this works. Buy American, the job you save could be your own.

      • Anonymous

         The problem is nothing is made in america any more. A country that stops  producing is doomed.  I stopped buying period— american or otherwise. Consumers won’t start buying again  til they have certainty. Trickle down doesn’t work;  it never has.  Time for trickle up and investing in AMERICANS . I want another $300 tax bonus check like BUSH gave THAT is what  will “boost ” the economy.

        • Anonymous

          Actually, you can buy just about anything you want made in America, with the possible exception of electronics. allusaclothing.com is one of my favorite places to shop. All their clothing and footwear is union made here in America and their prices are competitive with L.L. Bean’s prices. I buy local when ever I can, and I buy American when ever I can. If everyone did the same, we would not be in the economic mess that we are in, period. Convincing people that shopping at WalMart is cutting their own throat is a hard sell these days though, so I wouldn’t look for any major changes in our economic situation any time soon, regardless of who wins the auction, I mean the election. 

      • Anonymous

        Yeah amazing isn’t it that the companies Romney closed are now doing business in China and he made MILLIONS on the sales with loans he took out to buy the companies.  So who sold out the USA qwith jobs leaving the cou try?  Huh?

      • Anonymous

        So true!  I have not purchased more than 1500.00 in products from China in the last 15 years!!  It can be done!  People are to blame for China making everything!

        • Anonymous

          You are so right! It can be done. I wish people would understand how bad this “free” trade is hurting our great nation and it’s middle class. Unless, of course, if you are in the top 1% and you are making a killing of f of the off shoring of  jobs. Every time someone goes skipping out of KMart, Target, or WalMart with another bag load of cheap Chinese crap, our wages sag a little more, our standard of living slides a little further into the toilet, and our middle class gets a little smaller. We all need to buy American, pay our FAIR share in taxes, and quit jumping on the cheap Chinese crap while there is still one American left with a decent paying  job. The future of our great nation is riding on people showing a little more patriotism at the cash register.

  • Anonymous

    4 more years of Barack Obama, wow. Like Barnum and Bailey said, you can fool the people over and over and over…For example, on Friday, most headlines indicated that unemployment had improved, well yeah, for the democrats. Meanwhile, big companies that hire in masses, also layed off in masses last week. That figure had not improved to those who got the pink slip. By the way, for the liberals, the pink slip is what you get when you lose your job. So yup, go BO, if you want business as usual and status quo.

    • Anonymous

       Think about this scenaraio …. Business leaders anticipated the  massive retirement of the baby boomers.  The same population demograghics  that has reduced  the number of students going to school  has reduced the number of available workers. Are you following me??

       See where I’m going? Is the  light turning on yet?? THINK.

      Business has been anticipating fewer workers  and in the last decade has been “readjusting” to the changing climate by shipping ( primarily manufacturing)  jobs over seas to bigger population centers.  The fact that CHINA  is a communist country  doesn’t bother them a whit (loyalty is fickle,  it knows no party affiliation, nor any economic theory)  all they care about is the  available work force and the ability to reduce costs and maximize profit.  China delivers. Those jobs are NOT coming back.   NOT EVER!!! It doesn’t  matter WHO is elected President . WHO is President won’t change that.

       BUSINESS and the R party  pulled the rug (and jobs)  out from  under JOE  the factory worker and fooled him.  How Joe fell  for it  and thought/thinks  the R party or BIG Business was looking out for him,   is beyond me  and beyond comprehension. Joe used to be pretty darned smart.   Maybe Joe is just easy to fool  Or maybe they just have no qualms  about lying and deceiving him.  Joe is  working against his  own best interest .Joe has no one to blame but himself.

      • Anonymous

         Too true.A friend of my dad’s was as crazy for Reagan as you could imagine.He ignored all the scandals,etc. and the fact that Ronnie was stabbing him in the back.When he lost his job during Ronnie’s second term,of course it was the fault of “others”(I can’t use the magic word here but it has to do with water)He eventually drank himself to death.

      • Anonymous

        Here is a thought. When debating politics,please make a point. It will allow dim witted people like myself to understand what you are talking about. 

    • Anonymous

      Yes when a liberal gets a pink slip if obama is re-elected (which i doubt), will they still  continue to blame Bush

      • Anonymous

        We don’t know that, but at least they will be able to eat.

    • Anonymous

      So are you implying those lay-offs will be canceled if Romney is elected?  Seems he was an expert at laying people off.

  • Anonymous

    Romney will probably not win Maine, but he will win in a landslide!!!!   If he does not win we are done as the United Stated that our founders created and fought for, and that is SAD.

    • Anonymous

      Which polls are indicating this to be the case? 

    • Anonymous

       If Romney  DOES win we are DONE  for as a country. OK so what caused our economic collapse??( and don’t go into dodd/ frank fantasy land)

       The same policies  Romney and  the R’s are  peddling . Such as DEREGULATING  the financial sector ( again)  There are a whole lot of reasons  why   the whole banking industry we bailed out,  is backing Romney at  $1 million a pop. It’s not because they are looking out for OUR best interests.  There is a lot of reason why all his top contributors are  all The  financial sector we bailed out .

      • Dems had the house n senate 06-10…when did it start going down hill??

      • Anonymous

        Obama has already made a mess

        • Anonymous

          UH not his mess—- he was the clean up crew.  just like Clinton was for Bush1.

          • Anonymous

            Just like we had soldiers being dragged throught the streets of Mogidishu in Clinton and an Ambassador for Obmana. Also Obama’s blooming Federal Deficit.

    • Charles E. Tucker

      Very well said!

      If BHO is given a second term (a chance to complete the destruction of the US economy) I truly fear for the future of the republic!

      On the other hand, we should start to feel sorry for BHO – if he IS reelected just think of the mess he will inherit!

      Additionally, when the truth comes out about who was really the driving force behind “fast and furious” coupled with the truth about Benghazi – can anyone spell impeachment?

      • pbmann

        Nothing impeachable about either one

        • Charles E. Tucker

          It is if he lies about either one – or both – which so far he has (but not under oath!)

          • pbmann

            He hasn’t lied about either one but it isn’t really about the truth, is it.  It is about getting rid of the Kenyan in office.

            How many of the people calling for the impeachment of Obama were doing the same for Bush/Chaney because of all the lies about WMD’s and 9/11 to get us in to a war with Iraq?  A lot more than 4 people died because of their lies.

    • Anonymous

      Romney and his cronies, over the past 4 decades, have taken a once thriving middle class to near extinction.  All of the manufacturing this country once did that helped this country emerge the victors time and time again has been dismantled and sold for scrap.  The skills of our trades have been eroded to the point that many have been lost forever.  All brought to you by people like Romney.  Now tell me again about our founders.  What do you think they would say about corporations stealing jobs from hard working Americans and selling them to foreigners?  I for one will very much love to see Romney put in the same position he has put so many honest people in.  He needs another slap-down !

  • Anonymous

    A vote for Romney/Ryan would mean:

    More tax breaks for the rich.
    privatization of social security.
    vouchers for medicare and eventual elimination.
    huge increases in defense spending.
    eliminating health care for poor people.
    restricting health care for women.
    make abortion illegal in all circumstances
    de-regulation of Wall Street.
    eliminating FEMA and other government agencies.

    And of course, if a 12 year old girl is raped, Romney/Ryan would require the government to FORCE that girl to bear and deliver her rapist’s child.

    America deserves better.

  • Anonymous

    Wow — a choice between Susan Collins in a set of magic jockey shorts and a younger version of OJ Simpson.

  • Anonymous

    It is certainly looking like four more years of inaction, finger pointing, and punting the proverbial foot ball. Regardless of which party wins the election, look for more of the same. Big money has narrowed the options down to two for all of us. Now, be a good sheep and get in pen D or pen R. BAAAAH! BAAAAH! 

    • Anonymous

       It looks like nothing will change as a whole-Obama wins,D Senate,R House.The numbers will change a little but not enough to matter.How sad.

  • beangood

    “Then Republicans made a series of self-inflicted mistakes”

    It never mattered who the Republican nominee could be. The cast was already set. What history has always recorded as the making of a president now was nothing more than a chastised game of political charade.
     
    The 4 years of the bashing of the presidency. A relentless campaign of calculated distributions of junk chain email spreading false an insulting connotation of displaced “Hope and  Change”

    All in the face of those that elected a President. An ever growing, socially sophisticated networked generation of voters. Now, with four years of experience to the likes, and lessons learned of experiencing a division of America they wanted to prevent to begin with.

  • Anonymous

    “What we see here is politics RISING to the same level as professional wrestling.  In wrestling, in front of the camera, we all HATE each other.  Behind the scenes, it’s a BUSINESS.” — former Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura

  • If Maine is smart, citizens will vote republicans in the majority! Democrats have had their chance and made an economy that has everyone suffering!

    • Anonymous

      Bill – the link I am posting from Fox news, clearly states that historically, our economy has ALWAYS done better when Democrats were in power.

      Indeed the vast majority of studies, regardless of what group does them, ALL show that our economy does better under Democrats.

      I hope these irrefutable FACTS will make you stop and reconsider your above post.

      Somehow though, I’m not optimistic that you will do that…….

      http://www.foxbusiness.com/investing/2012/09/04/history-shows-markets-gdp-outperform-under-democrats/

      • Anonymous

        Bill can’t handle that his tv station would say such a thing.  I am sure he went over the top.

      • With republican house n senate..just sayin’

        • Anonymous

          Keith – I understand that you’d like to spin this a bit, but these studies go back to 1960 – during which Dems held Congress for 3 decades – and they are really quite irrefutable.

          If you want to do the research all the FACTS are there.

          The American economy does better when the Democrats are in power.

          And one common factor that the Fox study confirms is that a Democrat has been President during those times of economic growth.

          btw – there is also irrefutable evidence that the economy does better when the minimum wage is raised – something that the Republican Party strongly opposes.

          • you have no true understanding of economics do you?

    • Anonymous

       “Democrats have had their chance” to dig us out of the catastrophe the Republicans caused, with a hostile sabotaging Congress, and only now is the economy turning around.  Yes let the Republicans back in to finish the destruction.

      • Um…where is it turning around?? phony unemployment numbers..a gdp that is dismal..minimum growth.etc

    • Actually Bill, lets drop the sports team rhetoric for a minute.
       
      I’ll comitt to the truth;
       
      Bush, Clinton and Bush blew our economy apart with their rah rah rah for NAFTA, CAFTA, Trade with Red China, bond Sales to the communists in Bejing, repeal of Glass–Steagall, their committment to outsourcing, their failure to control the borders, their comittment to stupid unnecessary and unconstitutional wars, their failure (even today) to monitor the student visa applicants. the devaluation of the dollar, the ridiculously low interest rates. the bank and insurance industry bail outs, the failure to help individual homeowners, or kids with student loans who can not get jobs with salary enough to pay them off.
       
      Both Republicans and Democrats in congress supported these changes.  Neither Democrats nor Republicans have proposed a real solution to our problems.
       
      Romney sells pieces of our manufacturing base for personal gain.  Obama is a college professor type who deals only in theories.
       
      I pick Obama by default.
       
      Don’t be mad, be glad.  I’ve NEVER been able to vote for a winning candidate for President.
       
       

  • My biggest fear is still that some more radical far right groups will resort to violence should Romney not win. The dramatic increase in far right activity, combined with the dramatic increase in weapon purchases and extreme rhetoric lends credence to this fear.

    No matter who wins or loses people, remember, we’re all Americans.

    • Anonymous

      Please. Disorder/violence way  more likely on the other side.    Every tea party event–people clean up and are well behaved.  always it is Occupy etc. that cause trouble and commit crimes.  As far  as gun ownership–look at NYC– people are arming themselves thanks to  government  incompetence.  Are they supposed to sit there and have their houses looted? Guess Bloomberg has been too busy funding Angus King and other Dem’s in disguise to pay attention to the working people in Staten Island.

      • Guest

        Search tea party violence, there has been plenty on their part. No violence on their part is old rhetoric and has been proven to be false.

      • Anonymous

        LOL!!

      • I’m not talking tea party, nor petty squabbling. While some are certainly “far right” in ideology, most are not willing to go as far as shedding blood. I’m talking stocking the compound, loading up on military grade weaponry, homemade bombs and “revolution” against the government McVeigh types. They’re out there.

        • So…..been nuts long?? how many were arrested at rnc convention vs dnc ? oh and these mass killings…were they Dems or conservatives. I think we know!

          • Rnc, dnc, mass killings? What are you going on about keith?

            Do you kiss  your rifle before you go to sleep at night, mr picture of sanity? :D

          • What you posted as a response makes no sense..per usual ! but..yes …you are sad statue !

          • Oh you know what I mean, don’t be coy. I bet she even has a name. What’s her name Keith? :D

    • Anonymous

      Don’t worry about it, they tried that about 150 years ago and it didn’t work so good for them.  And what, the Tea Party against everyone else, and for what, the United States of Jesus?  Recall how liberal presidents reacted to thug force, FDR, Kennedy, LBJ and yes even Lincoln.  Ask bin Laden how much of a weenie Obama is.   Perhaps a Timothy McVeigh or two but that is even too crazy for 99% of Republicans.
      Spirits might be high this week but next week it’s over and the lobbyists will go back to work.

    • trisailer

       It doesn’t have to be that way at all. It is the dog eat dog approach of the republican’s that is fueling the division in America. I can’t understand why any working person would vote for any republican when history clearly shows that they have done better under the democrats.

      The $25 trillion parked offshore is the result of allowing the massive skim at the top.

  • Anonymous

    THis is a joke.  This information is not based on any official polling data it is an “assessment”.  Obama is behind, Elizabeth Warren is also.  Nice propaganda, BDN, however the educated will see through this opinion piece from the Wasington Post.

  • Anonymous

    Republicans could have won the US Senate if they had reasonable primary voters, but nope! They decided to nominated fringe-right lunatics and what were slam dunk wins are now losses.

  • Anonymous

    Not an expert but I have a feeling the polls are dead wrong I see a red wave coming Reason being the polls are based on previous elections. If I remember right 2010 was a landslide for the red guys

    • Anonymous

      The media is trying to impose their views on how the simpltons should vote..

  • Anonymous

    So obama urges you to “vote to get revenge”.  Brings to mind a quite from Confucious… “When you embark on a campaign of revenge, dig two graves”  Confusious was a very wise man

    • Anonymous

      You guys sure are quick at learning and spewing those talking points. 

      • Anonymous

        what talking points….those are facts

    • That’s 2 party politics in a nutshell. Never about actually fixing anything, just getting power back and sticking it to the other team.

    • Guest

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  • Anonymous

    The way I see it it’s the US Press bias with the Democrats vs the  hard working wholesome people of the United States. Who will win? I look for a close election and we may know by Wednesday Morning or will the Supreme Court have to sort it out? It’s hard to say at this point. I pray people will vote in what looks to be the most important election in our lifetime. May God continue to Bless America!!

    • trisailer

       Democrat’s vs hardworking wholesome people? Are you for real?

      Doesn’t the bible say god helps those who help themselves? Supporting sane economic policy is a free will choice. Eight years of Bush clearly demonstrates what not to do.

      We can debate the level of recovery that Obama has produced and the speed that it is occurring, but it is still a recovery in spite of the obstruction of Congress.

  • Anonymous

    http://youtu.be/gsa4uLmTw0M

    you cannot hide from the facts Mr President…….Show me a young Conservative and I’ll show you someone with no heart. Show me an old Liberal and I’ll show you someone with no brains.”
    ― Winston Churchill

    • Anonymous

      Those videos are such garbage. You guys didn’t vote for Obama in the first place so quit acting like you’re at home crying and so disheartened. It’s dishonesty — stop it. 

      • Anonymous

        name one false stament in the vid.

        • Anonymous

          Did you vote for Obama last time?

          • Anonymous

            No i looked at his resume, wouldn’t have hired him

          • Charles E. Tucker

            Excellent!

            Choosing an “amateur” like Obama for president of the United States is equivalent to hiring Phyllis Diller to quarterback the Washington Redskins!

  • trisailer

    I think President Obama has done a very good job under the circumstances and I think he will be reelected. Romney has too much of a history flip flopping and has, like Bush no respect for centuries of American commitment to peace.

    We are still a republic, Congress makes the laws and controls the purse. Everyone agrees this has been the worst Congress  in history. The extremist republican’s who signed the Norquist tax pledge should be impeached for violation of their oath to America. The only thing holding us back is these very same extremist republican’s.

    The debt is not what’s holding us back, it is the lack of investment. The countries that move forward in our globalized world are going to be the ones that create new products and services to sell.

    • You..make no sense at all..ok bush gother us into Iraq -Afghanistan …Dems brought us ww1..ww2…Korea..Vietnam so…….where is this history of liberals keeping the peace you talk about? and obama…ya he’s been as clear as.mud!

      • Charles E. Tucker

        He probably doesn’t like his room in the a s y l u m!

      • trisailer

         The issue at hand is the future. Obama has done what he can do, but the Congress and the American people is what feeds the rush to war. When American’s demand peace it will happen. 

      • JohnR

         I can understand why you guys can’t get Viet Nam right since all of the “R” type of girly men refused to fight there (MITT ROBME), but it was DD Eisenhower that got us into Nam. Check your facts the first names on the “wall” were from during Dwight David’s administration. Too much Fox Snooze, or do you think like Mann Coulter that Canada also had troops in Viet Nam?

      • Vietnam is a subject that I know something about.  My Uncle was an “Observor” there in 1958, when the French were still doing the major fighting.  We (The USA’s generous taxpayers,  however were financing the  war to a tune of a million dollars a day.  That was back when a million bucks bought something.

        When Kennedy won the 1960 election, Dwight David Eisenhower pulled him aside, and told him;  “I fear it will soon be necessary to put troops on the ground in Vietnam to protect our interest in that part of the world.” “When that becomes necessary, call me, and I will come down from Gettysburg and stand with you when you make the announcmeent.”

        It was Ike’s war.  Kennedy inherited it.

    • Charles E. Tucker

      Governments do not “create new products” nor do they sell them (except for armaments that only governments can buy!)

      Companies in the US are sitting on large reserves of money, but they are not “investing” it!  Why?  Because when the Obama crash comes,  they will need every dollar they have to survive until the next (more competent) president takes over from our current “amateur” and begins to bring some semblance of intelligence back into the american economy! 

      • They do not understand that Charles ..socialistic economic practices have never worked..yet liberals have the mind set that the reason it hasn’t..is because they haven’t had the right chance/leader

      • trisailer

         Nonsense, they are not investing because there is not enough demand. There’s not enough demand because there has not been real wage growth. People need money to spend. Business needs customers. The economy needs wage growth not bubbles.

        Government and the central bank can influence growth and wages. Why do you think the republican’s are going after the unions. Government also decides what it is going to spend money on. Guns or butter. The only problem with the US economy is we spend too much on guns and not enough on butter. We also didn’t use the full power of monetary policy to stimulate our way out of the recession. The stimulus was not enough to jump start the economy, but it did keep it from being much worse. President Obama was exactly correct to invest in a combination of short term and long term projects it just was not enough.

        The problem with allowing this obscene skim at the top is not enough money is being made by workers. That fact is proven by the $25 Trillion parked offshore.

        Our ability to compete on the global stage is what will determine our future, but in the short term we need to look our for American workers. They are the life blood. 

        • Charles E. Tucker

          BHO’s approach didn’t work because he didn’t do enough of it – Right?

          Socialism hasn’t worked (in Greece, Italy, {or soon} France) because it wasn’t tried hard enough – right?  Communism didn’t work in the former Soviet Union because . . . (maybe Stalin didn’t kill or imprison enough Soviet citizens – right?)

          YGTBSM!

          • trisailer

             The stimulus did work. It kept things from being much much worse. Where is the results of the Bush tax cuts? The Lepage tax cuts? The banks got bailed out and have gone right back to the business of risk that caused the collapse.

            You loose credibility when you use words like socialism. The issues in Greece and Italy have more to do with people at the top not paying taxes and the rampart corruption than social policy. Communism didn’t bring down the USSR apathy did.

            If you want to look at a functioning, successful market economy, look at Germany. Proof that you don’t have to deprive people of a livable wage to produce a healthy economy. 

  • Anonymous

    The headline is all wrong/lies.. People are people and vote they way they think others vote.. people are a simple creature and need to feel they belong.. simple is being polite.
    Vote Dill!!!!

    • Anonymous

      Reality is a lie! Deny deny deny facts at all costs!

      • Anonymous

        wolf nothing in the story is reality.. 12 years of Mike in congress and now when the race is tight he might ask if the military sneakers can be made in Maine.. what a joke. people who belive that crap are pure and simple,, simple.

        • Anonymous

          What does that have to do with the headline or asking people to vote for Dill?

  • Guest

    Voting for Romney would tantamount to voting for Bernie Madoff.

    • YA. ok! And obama is a what?

      • Charles E. Tucker

        A Marxist/Socialist!

  • Anonymous

    “The distinction between socialists and nonsocialists
    is one which divides men who hold basically different
    views of life and its true meaning and of the nature of man and
    society. Cardinal Manning’s statement that “all human differences
    are ultimately religious ones” goes to the core of the matter. The
    view we take of man’s nature and position in the universe ultimately
    determines whether we choose man himself or else “society,” the
    “group,” or the “community” as our standard of reference for social
    values. Our decision on this point becomes the watershed of our
    political thinking, even though we may not always be clearly aware
    of this and may take some time to realize it. This remains true in
    spite of the fact that in most cases people’s political thinking is by
    no means in line with their most profound religious and philosophical
    convictions because intricate economic or other questions mask
    the conflict. People may be led by Christian and humane convictions
    to declare themselves in sympathy with socialism and may
    actually believe that this is the best safeguard of man’s spiritual
    personality against the encroachments of power, but they fail to see
    that this means favoring a social and economic order which threatens
    to destroy their ideal of man and human freedom. There remains
    the hope that one may be able to make them aware of their
    error and persuade them by means of irrefutable, or at least reasonable,
    arguments that their choice in the field of economic and social
    order may have consequences which are diametrically opposed to
    their own philosophy.”   – Wilhelm Ropke, 1960

    • Charles E. Tucker

      Say WHAT?

    • Extreme, full scale socialism? I’d agree with Wilhelm. Just as full scale capitalism would never work.

      However, full scale socialism is not even close to being a descriptor of our economy. Balancing socialism and capitalism in the modern world is simply how it’s going to be. By all means, urge a pull to the right, though all the hyperbole about socialism serves no purpose.

  • Anonymous

    I want it to be an early night with President Obama elected for another four years.

    • Ya cause the last four years under dunderhead have been sooooooo good! bahaaaaa

    • Charles E. Tucker

      You have my sympathy!

  • Anonymous

    It doesn;t do any good arguing back and forth on this issue……..  The choices are clear; socialism or democracy…………….  Either way, as long as the divide is at the level we have today (50-50), this country will not survive much longer………. Lincoln said before the civil war; A HOUSE DIVIDED WILL NOT STAND………..  He was right……….. We’ve reached the crossroads people; it’s in our hands now; God help us all………………..

  • Anonymous

    Oh boy, finally found a real example of attempted voter fraud! And a Republican did it, hehe, the irony!

    http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/nov/02/southern-nevada-woman-arrested-suspicion-trying-vo/

    • Charles E. Tucker

      Another case of voter fraud was also found when Al Franken was elected to the senate – you know; Al Franken the democrat that provided the 60th vote to close off debate and pass Obamacare.

      It has been found that several hundred votes in the election were fraudulent.  In addition 3000 voters who registered on election day and voted in the election cannot now be found!  Some addresses given by those voters turned out to be cemeteries or vacant lots!

      In anything as important as a national election, some people are going to cheat!  Neither party is immune to that temptation.  It is past time for firm, valid voter ID!  And it is time to stop the demagoguery! 

      • Anonymous

        Franken rightfully won that seat — he had to wait before assuming office so he could go through the process of having the seat be contested. His state’s Supreme Court decided unanimously in his favor. That wasn’t fraud — don’t lie and spread misinformation. 

        So is this what you do when you’re caught? You just lie and point your fingers at other people? I’ll try that if I ever get pulled over for speeding. “No, I wasn’t speeding and besides that person over there is speeding!” I’ll let you know how it goes. 

        • Charles E. Tucker

          Please go back and check your facts (and mine) the recently released information will support my point.

          The response by many to anything that is contrary to their ingrained “facts” is to accuse someone of lying.  However, “truth” is truly coming!  November 6, 2012 – the end of an ERROR! 

          • Anonymous

            You lied. Period. 

          • Charles E. Tucker

            I note you did not say you checked the news!  Oh, I get it now – you subscribe to the NY Times philosophy – you accept “all the news that fits your views!”

            Anyway, I tire of this exchange.  K M A and goodbye and good night!

          • Anonymous

            You’re the one denying reality because you don’t like it. Franken didn’t win through fraud. That’s a lie. 

    • Anonymous
      • Anonymous

        LOL! Those aren’t examples of voter fraud. Just wild speculations. 

        Do you have nothing to say about the real example I provided?

  • Anonymous

    OMG Temperate, aren’t you forgetting to scare people with the armies of bees and monkeys attacking. us? 
      A vote for Mitt Romney is not a vote for prosperity, it is a vote for austerity while letting the same institutions who gamed us into ruin five years ago off the hook to do it again.  That’s all, the entirety of his plan for a recovery, read it yourself.  Mitt Romney is not the candidate of the ants (versus the grasshoppers), his plan and the coalition that sponsored him are perhaps the biggest grasshoppers among us.   If you follow the money it is inescapable that the financial sector, banks, Wall Street and insurance companies bankrolled Romney, he is their candidate.  They are not about producers, jobs and you are not invited to the party they are planning.
      The economy is like a fire, the only real question is whether the kindling has caught and apparently it has, it will now ignite faster and faster.  And this time for the builder businesses –like GM– and workers that made America the strongest country on earth, not these middlemen deal-makers.  And if you vote for their boy Romney you can expect some some pretty cold winters (and don’t call FEMA) while multimillionaires are redecorating their mansions.

  • TYes a registered ad republican..who knows how she voted? now Google Dems n voter fraud..just sayin’

  • Charles E. Tucker

    November 6, 2012 – the end of an ERROR!

    • The first time I heard “end of an error” it was 1968, and the people were talking about L.B.J. and the Vietnam war. 

      The Vietnam fiesaco lasted another six years, and the “error” that followed L.B.J. was arguablly worse.

      I’ve made a bunch of mistakes in my life, none so obvious as my early support for Richard Nixon.

      Be careful where you step.

      • The end of an error…the bumper sticker that keeps on giving, again…and again…and again!

  • Anonymous

    The IS clear, democracy or plutocracy –government by the wealthy.  And I think that we as a country will probably manage to muddle through for at least the immediate future while without a civil war.  Take your meds now Piper.

    • Great..and me with all this ammo!

      • JohnR

         If you’re a typical Republican you will just shoot yourself in the foot, may I suggest you aim for a higher goal.

  • Anonymous

     Chuck Tucker and I are still mad about public schools, roads and stop lights, yet more Marxist socialism!

  • Charles E. Tucker

    Even some staunch Democrats are seeing the light!  The following was just posted on NEWSMAX!

    ____________________________________________________________________

    The New York Daily News, the country’s fifth largest newspaper, endorsed Mitt
    Romney on Sunday, joining the ranks of more than a dozen papers that have turned
    away from Barack Obama after endorsing his candidacy in 2008.

    The paper’s
    endorsement came as a surprise: the News has a staunchly Democratic editorial
    viewpoint. The Daily News is also owned by one of the country’s most respected
    and influential Democrats, Mort Zuckerman, the billionaire real estate
    mogul.

    But the New York daily staked its arguments against Obama not on
    politics but the economy, charging that President Obama’s promises went
    unfulfilled.

    “Revival of the U.S. as a land of opportunity and upward
    mobility is the central challenge facing the next president,” the paper wrote.
    “The question for Americans: Who is more likely to accomplish the mission —
    Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?”

    “Four years ago, the Daily News endorsed
    Obama, seeing a historic figure whose intelligence, political skills and empathy
    with common folk positioned him to build on the small practical experience he
    would bring to the world’s toughest job. We valued Obama’s pledge to govern with
    bold pragmatism and bipartisanship. The hopes of those days went
    unfulfilled.”

    The Daily News argued that Obama inherited a difficult
    economic situation but did not provide the right guidance to lead an economic
    revival.

    “The trend over the Obama years: Goodbye to middle- and
    high-income jobs in New York City; hello to positions that pay less than $45,000
    a year,” the paper wrote.

    “Recovery from the disaster that Obama
    inherited was going to take time. But four years is a long, long slog. Had the
    president guided a typical upswing, America would by now have regained
    essentially all its lost jobs. At his present pace, Obama would reach that
    milestone in the third year of a second term. The regrettable truth is that
    Obama built a record of miscalculations and missed opportunities,” the Daily
    News editorial said.

    The paper, which is considered the publication of
    working class New Yorkers, even took Obama to task for Obamacare.

    “After
    originally projecting that the program would produce 4 million more jobs than
    the country now has, along with a 5 percent jobless rate, Obama pleads that he
    saved Americans from more dire straits,” it wrote.

    “Next came Obamacare.
    While the country bled jobs, the president battled to establish universal health
    insurance — without first restraining soaring medical bills. Then he pushed one
    of the largest social programs in U.S. history through a Democratic-controlled
    Congress without a single Republican vote. R.I.P. and never to be resurrected —
    Obama’s promised bipartisanship.”

    The Daily News said Romney’s approach
    to fix the economy would be “stronger”

    “Critically, he has tailored his
    policies to create jobs, jobs, jobs,” the Daily News wrote.

    “The
    centerpieces of Romney’s plan call for spending restraint and rewriting the
    Internal Revenue code to lower rates by 20 percent. He would make up much of the
    lost revenue by eliminating deductions and loopholes that have made the tax
    system a thicket of strangling complexities. On its own, paring the personal and
    corporate rules to the basics would catalyze business and consumer
    spending.”

    In the end, the paper’s endorsement came down to who could
    better get the country back on sound economic footing. It concluded its
    editorial with:

    “The presidential imperative of the times is to energize
    the economy and get deficits under control to empower the working and middle
    classes to again enjoy the fruits of an ascendant America.

    “So the News
    is compelled to stand with Romney.”_____________________________________________________________________

    How many more will jump ship before sundown Tuesday November 6, 2012?

    • I believe alot ..yet there are some.that could catch him IN a car with a gun in his hands two dead bodies a guilt all over him and that would make an excuse for him! chanting o ba. ma like little zombies!

      • Charles E. Tucker

        Amen!

      • Anonymous

        Amen!

      • As Massachusetts Governor, Mitt was pro choice.  Now he is pro life (maybe)
        As Massachusetts Governor, Mitt was pro mandate. Now he says this is a government intrusion.
        Mitt says he is a job creator, but his record in Massachusetts is abysmal the Commonwealth was 49th in job creation when Mitt was governor.

        He says he enjoys firing people.
        He makes his money disassembling companies and selling the parts.  He is pro outsourcing, and he is a member of a cult which resembles a traveling medicine show.

        Romney is like a character from a Dickens novel, and my only surprise is that so many folks who must go out and work every day are fooled by his snake-oil salesman personality.

        I’m no fan of Obama, BUT taking a step down from his Presidency isn’t going to help anyone EXCEPT the non-working wealthy.

        • Well.then who…at this stage of the game we need someone to least apply a little brake pressure !

    • JohnR

       Seriously LOL Newsmax? I have Newsmax in one of my favorites folders it and Fox SnOoZe, Drudge, FreeRepublic among others are in there under the heading of Whacko’s. LMAO!  NEWSMAX………………..!!!!!!!??????? Now we can all relax, Newsmax has calmed the waters.

      • Charles E. Tucker

        Ah yes! The old “attack the messenger ploy!”

        I note that you did not dispute the endorsement by the New York Daily News of Romney!  Therefore you did not dispute the rationale in the NYDN endorsement.  It is the old “don’t bother me with facts, my mind is made up” ploy! 

        Wheather you or I are ultimately correct in our assessment of the situation, intellectually you lose!

        • When the “messenger” partners with entity which sent the message, for personal self interest, they are no longer the simple “messenger, but more akin to an agent.

          It is said that once upon a time, newspapers took their job as fourth estate seriously.  It must have been way before my time.  Today they pick a good bet, and hope to benefit from the fallout.

    • The idea that Romney is somehow good for the “working and middle classes”  has me rolling on the floor laughing. 

      Here’s a guy who shuts down factories and sells the parts to make his millions, and old Mort (who will benefit greatly from the millionaire tax breaks) says he supports this bum because of benefits to the little people.

      Gag me with a spoon.

    • Guest

      Willard is not good for anyone but the wealthy.

  • Anonymous

     God I hate to agree with Ketih about anything but this is just an election, the world is not about to come to an end either way.

    • Charles E. Tucker

      Unfortunately, we are very close to the tipping point – our economy cannot sustain the deficit spending that one group in this election is continuing to promote.  The world that has been capably led by the USA may very well come to an end in the next four years if we continue on the path we have followed in the last four!  There is no other economy in the world large enough to “bail out” the USA.  Therefore the collapse of our economy will surely result in a similar collapse of the world economy!

      We absolutely MUST change direction if we do not want our children and grandchildren to fight each other for the crumbs that fall their way from the Chinese and other such societies!

      • Anonymous

        The only think that Romney has been clear about is adding to the deficit through massive tax cuts for millionaires and an explosion of additional Defense spending. To the tune of 7 trillion. 

        • You should change to sheep n.lamb!

        • Charles E. Tucker

          There are always a few who live in a state of denial, but reality is coming!

          November 6, 2012 – the end of an ERROR!

      • Copy and paste this somewhere on your computer, so you can open it up 4 years from now and see how foolish it sounds. ;)

        • Anonymous

           Or on 11/7/12-the day DS has nothing more to write.Thank God!

    • Oh stop it! lol

  • Anonymous

     The key word there is “some”.I’d be curious to see how many threats have been made against Obama vs.anyone else.It only needs one more McVeigh to kill another 168 people.

    • The secret service is investigating many threats to Romney …Looks like loony liberals..

  • Anonymous

     If Orwell was still alive he’d be in tears because his predictions came truer than he could’ve ever thought.

  • Anonymous

     The only voter fraud this or any year is committed by R’s and you know it.

    • Test results in….your dilustional !

      • JohnR

        Yep you’re a republican when you can’t even spell delusional, 2+2…. a challenge, walk and chew gum asking a lot, do the right thing by your country well not with the scary black guy in your White House. LMAO! Obama 300+ electoral votes and Republicans head explode day after election hey I think it was on Fox SnOoZe.

        • Anonymous

           Not only can he not spell delusional but he can’t use you’re and your correctly.Once again good unionized teachers in a good public school beat a conservative every time!

        • Is it hard to wake knowing that you are that ignorant?

    • Charles E. Tucker

      Another case of voter fraud was also found when Al Franken was elected to the senate – you know; Al Franken the democrat that provided the 60th vote to close off debate and pass Obamacare.
      It has been found that several hundred votes in the election were fraudulent.  In addition 3000 voters who registered on election day and voted in the election cannot now be found!  Some addresses given by those voters turned out to be cemeteries or vacant lots!
      In anything as important as a national election, some people are going to cheat!  Neither party is immune to that temptation.  It is past time for firm, valid voter ID!  And it is time to stop the demagoguery!

  • Anonymous

    My prediction D’s  gain at least  3 seats in the senate –INCLUDING Warren’s and Snowe”s ( well the I will win)

  • Anonymous

    People are fed up with Obama and his do nothing administration. Romney is going to win. Raye is going to replace Michaud and give the Republicans a bigger majortiry in the House. Unfortunately Maine voters were asleep at the wheel and are going to send an empty seat to the Senate to replace an empty seat. The upside is the Republicans will take control of the Senate anyway.

    • I hope!

    • Anonymous

      you shouldn’t set your hopes so high

  • I wonder if the black panther are going to keep our voting stations “safe”?hmmmmmm

  • Anonymous

    Voting for Mitt Romney would be tantamount to voting for Bernie Madoff.

  • Anonymous

    CORRECT: Obama is leading, and his LEAD is gaining again… See the charts below… Out of 21 polls in battleground states, Rmoney leads in only 2 of 21 battleground states…!!! This was 11:30 this morning: Obama leads with 307 expected  electoral votes…!!!   http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/

  • MIchael D. Hurley

    Hard to see how these two idiots expressing their mentally challenged screw ball idiocy is  a “Mistake”. I appreciate their honesty even if they don’t deserve to be dog catchers.
     
    “Then Republicans made a series of self-inflicted mistakes, two
    centering on the subject of rape. Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock,
    who ousted longtime Sen. Richard G. Lugar in the GOP primary, gave
    Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly an opening. Then Mourdock’s comments at a
    late October debate — during which he said a woman who becomes pregnant
    by rape is carrying a “gift from God” and therefore must have the child —
    turned the race from a tossup to one that favors Donnelly.

    In Missouri, Rep. Todd Akin won the GOP nomination and days later
    made a comment about “legitimate rape” rarely causing pregnancy that
    created a national firestorm. Much of the party establishment abandoned
    Akin, but he refused to drop out of the race. Sen. Claire McCaskill, a
    Democrat, is favored to win reelection.

    • As.a former liberal in b fast you know all huh

  • JohnR

    It may be a neck in neck race for the popular vote…… but in the electoral college where as BShrub proved you don’t have to win the popular vote to be Pres. Obama will win over 300 electoral votes and will be our Pres for 4 more years. We report you decide.

  • Anonymous

    I hate the press…………………….only supporting one side of the race………….

  • Anonymous

    Why can’t people see the writing on the wall???????????????????

  • ROMNEY for President!
    Summers for Senate!
    Jon Courtney for First District!
    Raye for 2nd District!
    NO on Question 1 (homosexual acts are sin)
    NO on Question 2 (Bonds are loans that must be repaid with higher taxes, they are not free money)
    NO on Question 3 (Bonds are loans that must be repaid with higher taxes, they are not free money)
    NO on Question 4 (Bonds are loans that must be repaid with higher taxes, they are not free money)
    NO on Question 5 (Bonds are loans that must be repaid with higher taxes, they are not free money)
    THAT’S HOW YA GET MAINE AND THE REST OF THE UNITED STATES BACK ON TRACK!

  • Anonymous

    Powerful
    people cannot afford to educate the people that they oppress, because
    once you are truly educated, you will not ask for power. You will take
    it.

    John Henrik Clarke
    Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/j/john_henrik_clarke.html#QgIXlRo4QM774h01.99
     

  • What a “democracy,” when your vote doesn’t really count unless you live in Ohio or Florida.
    Who needs this “Electoral College” bulllp00p anyway?
    Just think if presidential candidates had to campaign to everybody in the country,  not just in “swing states.”
    And having a candidate lose the election but win the popular vote even once is one time too many. Why do we stand for it?

  • The only one we can really blame is ourselves for voting for them in. If the two parties will not work with each other NOTHING will ever get fixed. Like the President has the final say now that is the biggest joke of all. Osama just lied his way into office like most of them do, you trust him he is only half American sorry I only vote for people who are proud to be Americans.

    • Anonymous

      Obama is only half American? He’s not proud to be American? Where do you get this garbage from?

  • Anonymous

    The fact that anyone would vote for the lies and coverups over the last four years tell all.We will find out Tuesday night if Mitt was right about the 47% that want to live in entitlementville or is it greater than that.

  • Anonymous

    bush created 2/3 of the deficit. Where were your complaints then? The right is full of half truths.

  • Anonymous

    Fast and furious” scandal “is over all were exhonerated.. The right just makes up crisis after crisis…   and lawsuit after lawsuit to keep the trolls happy

  • Anonymous

    “Companies in the US are sitting on large reserves of money, but they are not “investing” it!  Why?” REVENGE…Buying  into fear mongering…political black mail.  Reminds me of that Stephen KING novel ” give me what I want ….or else…” or a two year old saying give me my way or I’ll hold my breath or a6  year old threatening to take their ball home unles they can go first.  PS SOME companies are sitting on  a mountain of money .The rest still can’t get any credit out of the banks. 

  • Anonymous

     Was Bush a communist also ?

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