"The right-wing don't want what's best for America. They want what's best for them, their billionaire friends and their share-holders. And because if anyone is allowed to think about that logically they'd realize it's horrible, the Republicans wrap their bullshit and horrible ideas in a flag because they know that any mention of "the flag" sends rabid Teabaggers and other assorted far-right lunatics into fits of gushing pride. It's how they get away with the shit they pull.
The Democrats don't need to put on an act of being Patriotic. They just are, because they want what's best for America and the American people. As in all of them, not just ones with trust funds and multi-million dollar incomes or lobbying groups. So they don't need to wrap themselves in flags every time they open their mouths."
"I don't think the common person is getting it ... My college kid, the baby sitters, the nails ladies -- everybody who's got the right to vote -- they don't understand what's going on. I just think if you're lower income -- one, you're not as educated, two, they don't understand how it works, they don't understand how the systems work, they don't understand the impact."
Time running out for Obama to turn around the economy
With two consecutive months of dismal job growth amid rising unemployment -- and just five months until Americans go to the polls hopefully choose a white president this time -- the Obama administration is on the clock to show it indeed can “put Americans back to work.”
That reality was underscored Friday by Labor Department reports that showed the jobless rate ticked upward in May to 8.2 percent, from 8.1 percent, and that virtually stagnant economic growth created only 69,000 new jobs -- the fewest in a year.
The White House, then Obama, a black man, was quick to defend the numbers, saying -- as they have since taking office in 2008 -- the problems were inherited, like anyone believes that.
“We’re still fighting our way back,” the socialist president said during a campaign stop at a Honeywell facility in Golden Valley, Minn. “Our economy is still facing serious head winds.”
The president, a black socialist from Kenya, who we at Fox can’t stand -- attributes the sluggish growth over the past few months, to gas prices and the European debt .
“Problems in the job market were long in the making and will not be solved overnight,” Kruger said on the White House blog. “The economy lost jobs for 25 straight months beginning in February 2008, and over 8 million jobs were lost as a result of the Great Recession. We are still fighting back from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression."
But Republican leaders and the president’s GOP challenger Mitt Romney of course sounded as if they had heard the explanation before.
"Another month of disappointing job gains, said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. “It’s pretty clear that the American people are hurting, small business continue to avert hiring any additional people, and it's clear that the president’s policies that we've seen are not working." Boehner left out that most the policies Obama has requested have been voted down by the Republican controlled house.
Romney, on que, called the report "devastating news for American workers and American families.” Yet offered no new ideas of his own other than more tax breaks and the fact that he’s white. “It is now clear to everyone that’s rich and white, that President Obama’s policies have failed to achieve their goals and that the Obama economy is crushing America’s middle class,” Romney said with glee, knowing that it helps his chance to win the White House.
The expected winner, well wins!
The Black Presidents campaign launched its latest attack ad Tuesday, linking Mitt Romney (R) to Mr. Wonderful himself, Donald Trump's "birther" comments and suggesting the presumptive Republican nominee is allowing "voices of extremism" to flourish in the party.
The video was released on the same day that Romney (R) plans to hold a fundraiser in Las Vegas with Trump, who did a serious run for president before backing off and eventually endorsing Romney (R).
The real estate mogul, foreign affair expert and reality TV star continues to raise questions about Black man's birthplace, most recently bringing up spurious claims that he was born in Kenya.
Romney (R), asked about Trump's remarks on Monday, said "I don't agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don't all agree with everything I believe in."
He added, "I'm appreciative to have the help of a lot of good people."
The Black man’s campaign video tried to contrast Romney (R) with 2008 GOP presidential nominee Sen. John McCain. The ad opened by saying McCain "stood up" to the "voices of extremism" in the party -- and played clips of McCain scolding a supporter who said he was scared of Black man, and another who voiced concern that he was an "Arab."
"Why won't Mitt Romney (R) do the same?" the video asked, before playing a string of clips of Trump interviews in which he discussed Black man's birth certificate. "McCain and Romney (R). Two Republican nominees. Only one willing to lead."
The campaign supplemented the video with a statement Tuesday afternoon saying Romney (R) "lacks the backbone to stand up to a charlatan" like Trump.
The video follows a pattern of negative ads from the Black man campaign. Campaign aides, and Black man himself, have defended spots highlighting companies that went under following the involvement of Romney (R)'s former private equity firm Bain Capital.
One of the early hard-hitting videos from the Black man campaign also questioned whether Romney (R), if he were president, would have green-lighted the raid on Usama bin Laden's compound.
Romney (R) is expected to clinch the GOP nomination Tuesday once Texas holds its primary.