"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sen Webb (D-VA) Must See Speech Introducing Obama

On Talking Points Memo is a Chart that shows the breakdown for voters to be 34.3% Indy, 33.3 Democrat, and only 22.1 Republican who self identify themselves.  Republicans have lost 5 points in the last month according to Stan Greenberg.  Those numbers don't reflect those of us who still self identify as Republicans who are not going to be voting for Romney/Ryan or our member of Congress.  In local elections a lot of us are voting for the person not the party.  When you watch Senator Webb's speech, you understand why the GOP has lost 5 points in the last month.

Still have not recovered from the hard right platform along with a Convention where Afghanistan was not mentioned or our troops who are stationed around the world.  In all my years of Conventions, this one was the worst.  There was nothing redeeming about the speeches of people who sounded angry -- it was mostly about angry white men spouting talking points.  Then you had Ann Romney pandering to women.

The GOP and Romney/Ryan has struck out with this family and many others across America who have veterans in their families.  This GOP treats teachers, fire, police, senior citizens, women and federal employees along with our military and veterans like second class citizens.  Senator Webb speaks for me and many others not only in the Democrat Party but also in the Republican Party.

Senator Webb (D-VA) who served in President Bush's Administration said it best in his introduction of President Obama last week:

This is a powerful speech that every last Republican should watch before casting their vote for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan or for Republicans in Congress who support the hard right GOP Platform and Todd Akin of MO.
Via Andrew Sullivan, I have just seen (while still out of the country) the video of Webb at a Democratic rally in Virginia talking about the idea that 47% of Americans are "takers." It is no secret that Webb has disagreed frequently with the Obama administration and in many ways is an awkward cultural fit with today's Democratic party. But in speaking for the president and the party, in a crucial swing state, Webb displays the unconcealed moral indignation that, in a good way, has distinguished him through his political and literary career.  
This is why I support Barack Obama for President because he cares about our military, our veterans, and all Americans no matter the party!  When you watch a speech like this from Senator Webb, you know you are supporting the right man.  Don't imderstamd this Republican Party which is filled with hate and loathing for this President

This letter to the Columbus Dispatch from a disgruntled Republican speaks for a lot of us who do not understand the hate coming out of so many Republicans along with the conservative pundits. When you get all the hate from elected officials in the Congress and members of the religious right, you know how bad it is. Have never witnessed anything like this where they don't think twice about lying and obstructing in the Congress to make Obama a one-term President. I don't know or want to know today's Republican Party which is filled with hate and bigotry and telling people who need a helping hand to do it themselves.
An Ohio Republican Speaks for the Nation: ‘I’ve Never Seen Such Hate as in the GOP’
ptember 30th, 2012
Romney’s biggest problem in Ohio is that not only is Obama leading in the polls, but he has slightly more support from Republicans than Romney does from Democrats. One such Republican, a 70-year-old retired store owner, says he has voted Republican for almost all of his life, but not this year.
The Columbus Dispatch printed part of Mr. Butterfass’ email, “Obama was handed an economy on the skids, after eight years of Bush. All he ever did was think about war. I’m afraid Romney will do the same, especially the trickle-down theory.” He continued, “I don’t know why any woman or gay would ever vote for Romney. All you have to do is look at the Republican platform. I’ve never seen such HATE this year in the Republican Party, national or state.”
Obama is leading Romney by 9 points in Ohio according to a new Dispatch poll, and early balloting starts in two days.Wayne Butterfass is not alone is his disgust with his former party. According to Stan Greenberg, the Republican Party has lost 5 points in voter identification over the past month. He writes, “Contempt for the Republicans is pushing Democrats into the lead, not only in the presidential race but across Senate and likely many House races as well.”
Interestingly, a month ago Ohio was an even race. Today, it’s a plus 9 for Obama, suggesting that the Republican National Convention, the Ryan pick, and the 47% comments have damaged Romney in Ohio, along with his tone deaf “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt” editorial.

Be informed when you cast your vote on November 6, 2012, and don't let the Party you belong keep you from voting for a better candidate.  No one needs to know who you voted for as it is a secret ballot which means you don't have to tell a soul.  If you stand with our veterans and our military, the choice is very clear -- Barack Obama deserves your vote.  Senator Webb is 100% correct.

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