Things You should know about Presidient Obama- Part-1

The Motley Fool says there are 19 reasons to be optimistic about the economic future of the United States. A link is provided below. The Motley fool is an investment advisory and information service and a nonpartisan organization. In the article, there is no mention of the presidential election or any partisan issues. These and other advisory organizations on the Internet have noted the aspects contained herein within the economy are all excellent indicators that we are moving in the right direction. And this movement is despite the obstructionism of the GOP, including denying our veterans of war jobs when they return. Republicans, start weeping.


1. Crude oil production is at a 15 year high

2. Natural gas production is at its highest level ever

3. Shale oil production in Texas has increased more than 10 times under Obama

4. Oil imports have dropped for the first time in decades

5. Another method to analyze oil imports

6. The United States now exports more petroleum products then it imports since the 1940s

7. Net imports are moving down and in the right direction under Obama

8. Nearly 40,000 new jobs have been created in oil and gas extraction under Obama

9. Housing debt payments as a ratio of income is at an 18 year low

10. Including private and public debt throughout the economy, as a share of GDP is falling for the first time in decades. An absolute fact.

11. Manufacturing growing under Obama and we are still the number one manufacturer in the world

12. We are the number one manufacturer in the world based on hourly production

13.  New housing starts are moving up quickly after falling dramatically under George Bush

14. New unemployment claims are below the long-term average

15. Another method of viewing the current employment conditions

16. And don’t let the Republicans fool you. Healthcare expenditure growth is at a 50 year low and declining. Just the facts Republicans don’t want you to know.

17. Pvt. investment is currently booming and moving up

18. Real exports of goods and services continue to rise

19. We have one of the youngest populations in the developing world which has several positive ramifications

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R.J. Intindola

President Clinton gets it right

Rated true that Democrats create more jobs than Republicans. polticfact.

Don’t waste your time trying to debate or reason with Republicans

By R.J. Intindola


While this information has existed for some time, it’s been rarely mentioned over the past several months. I am referring to, who gets assigned blame for the recession and the state of the economy. At this point of the Obama tenure, he most certainly should have shown progress relative to the date he entered office. However, the 800,000+ job losses in January of 2009, the month he took the oath of office are the greatest in any single month since the Great Depression.

Nonpartisan political theorists of which I have written about on here in the past, have attempted to dissect and explain the blame game. Before digging into documentation pertaining to statistical references such as polls on who’s to blame, first let me illustrate why I titled this article, “Don’t waste your time trying to debate Republicans.”  In January of this year, I discovered that having a civil and honest debate with the vast majority of Republicans was simply a waste of time. A teacher in the state of Georgia had responded to an article I wrote for another blog. Her reference was to my support and explanation of the presidents jobs bill that was never addressed by the House of Representatives. Yes, they voted approximately 30 times kill the affordable care act but never on the single most significant item that brought Republicans into office, jobs.

Georgia is a state like many others with Republican governors that have cut teacher salaries, rejected stimulus monies for schools, increased furlough days (thus reducing annual salary) is making every attempt to utilize vouchers and other resources to reduce the number of public schools and students in public education. There have been significant teacher layoffs and class sizes in most counties have increased to more than 30 students. What baffled me was that the teacher didn’t seem phased by the fact her salary was reduced, her task made more difficult due to class size, she would soon be evaluated in a manner that wouldn’t take into consideration the knowledge students had entering her class and the Republican elected officials were degrading the performance of public teachers. All of those things she said did hurt the teacher and were wrong. However, despite those issues violating her personal convictions, she stated, “Obama is the worst president we have ever had.”

The underlying theme is simply republicans hate president Obama regardless of the facts. They are programmed. Republican candidates for federal and many state offices are required to sign a loyalty oath in order to receive contributions from the party. Charlie Crist, one-time Florida governor refused to sign a loyalty oath and therefore could not run on the Republican ticket.

Now, for a few numbers that may startle most readers other than Republicans. Six months after Pres. Obama assumed office in 2009, a Gallup poll was taken regarding blame for the recession. Keep in mind that foreclosures began rising significantly in 2006 and by 2007, had reached a level of several thousand a month. The financial industry and markets had collapsed from the latter part of 2007 and 2008. Unemployment was increasing rapidly. After six months in office, 32% blamed Obama for recession that was started three years before he assumed office. In 2012 when the same question was asked, the good news for the Democrats is that 68% of all people blamed George Bush ranging from a great deal to a moderate amount of blame. On the other hand, only 52% indicated President Obama is to blame from a great deal to a moderate extent.  Here is the link to the Gallup poll.



2012 Campagin Links


About Romney:

The Christian Science Monitor– How much do you know about Mitt Romney? A quiz.

nytimes- 8-27-2012- The Real Romney

Ann Romney:

rawstory– 9-7-2012- Ann Romney: Marriage rights, birth control aren’t economic issues for women


thinkprogress-9-7-2012-Even Fox News Is Fed Up With Romney Failing To Provide Details Of His Tax Plan

Bain Capital:

2001 Massachusetts official document2001 document listing Romney as Bain Capital’s president)

Reuters-16-2012: Special report: Romney’s steel skeleton in the Bain closet

The Daily Beast- 7-13-2012- “Romney’s Got Nothing”- Romney demanded an apology from President Obama for making what he called “reckless” and “absurd” allegations about his record while repeating his insistence that he left Bain Capital in 1999 to run the Olympics.

Mother Jones-7-13-2012-Did Romney Make a False Statement on His Financial Disclosure?

Think Progress– 7-13-2012- “Romney Interview Directly Contradicts His Previous Statements About Bain Tenure”

Forbes- 7-14-2012 “Did Romney’s 2002 Bain Capital CEO Filing Violate The Exchange Act”?

New York Times– 7-14-2012- “No Bain, No Gain”

Up with Chris Hayes Msnbc-7-15-2012-Former Bain Capital partner says Romney was ‘legally’ CEO of Bain Capital until 2002

Bloomberg.com– 7-20-2012- Romney as Job Creator Clashes with Bain Record of Job Cuts

US News.com– 7-25-2012- Mitt Romney’s Certainties: Bain and Taxes –  As he fumbles on Bain and taxes, Romney is in danger of letting Team Obama define him for voters

The Real Romney Record- No date:  GST Steel: a “Profitable Failure” where “Every promise they made was broken.” GST Steel

Birther Issues:

Alternet- 8-24-2012– Dogwhistle or Primal Scream? Romney’s Racist Birther Comment

cbsnews– 8-24-2012- Romney birth certificate remark sets off firestorm


The Fact Checker-4-23– Romney claims on small business are determined to be untrue. Washington Post

Campaign Status:

CNN Politics-8-10-11- Is Romney’s campaign stalled?

Charlie Crist:

cbsnews– 8-26-2012- Charlie Crist backs President Obama


 youtube- 9-04-2012- First Lady Michelle Obama’s Remarks at the 2012 Democratic National Convention – Full Speech

youtube-9-6-2012- Fmr Gov. Jennifer Granholm Remarks at 2012 Democratic National Convention

 Convention- Republican:

politicususa- 8-29-2012- RNC Attendees Throw Nuts at African American Camerwoman While Calling Her an Animal

politicususa– 8-30-2012- Another GOP Convention Night of Lies and Distortions

ThinkProgress– 8-30-2012- six worst lies and Paul Ryan’s speech

nbcnews-8-31-2012- Romney accepts nomination, says ‘The time has come to turn the page’

yahoonews– 8-31-2012- Eastwood goes off-script in Romney endorsement-

nytimes– 8-31-2012-Mr. Romney Reinvents History

politicususa– 8-31-2012- Romney Bombs: Convention Speech Draws 13 Million Fewer Viewers than McCain in ’08



Fact Checking:

ABC News– 8-7-2012- Welfare-Fact checking the Obama administrations position on welfare reform.To hear Mitt Romney tell it, President Obama wants to let lazy welfare recipients sit around collecting checks, with no strings attached. Another lie.

The Fact Checker-8-8- 2012- Welfare- Fact checking the Obama administrations position on welfare reform. Spin and counterspin in the welfare debate


Foreign Affairs:

ABC News Video-7-26-2012- British Prime Minister Jibes at Mitt Romney Over Olympic Remark

ABC News Video-7-26-2012 London Mayor Blasts Mitt Romney Over Olympic Comment

The Daily Beast– 7-27-2012- Mitt Romney’s London Gaffes Unite Divided Britons—Against Him

ABC News Video– 7-31-2012- Mitt Romney’s foreign tour is a disaster by his own hand

ABC News Video– 7-31 2012-Mitt Romney Spokesman: ‘Kiss My ***’


Forbes- 7-30-2012 Whiplash-Mitt Romney Lavishes Praise On Israel’s Socialist, Government Controlled HealthcareSystem

General Feeds

From CNN Politico

Income Taxes:- see personal income taxes

Job creation- Employment:

CNN Money-10-1-2002- A brief history and background of Staples.


National Review-9-8-2011

New York Times-12-18-2011

Time Magazine-12-22-211- Mark Halperin interviews Romney on Bain Capital

ABC News-12-28-2011-Fired factory worker, Randy Johnson, tells his story about Bain Capital closing his plant. Viedo

USA Today-1-5-2012

Business Insider-1-6-2012

vtdigger.org-1-9-2012- partisan democratic-Randy Johnson speaks at Vermont Democratic Party meeting

The Fact Checker-1-10-2010- Mitt Romney and 100,000 Jobs: an untenable figure

The Daily Caller-1-16-2012

The American-1-19-2012- How many Jobs did Romney create at Bain?

Washington Post-2-7-2012

PolitiFact-4-6-2012-Romney campaign says women were hit hard by job loses under Obama- This assertion was determined to be mostly false. It further notes that many of the jobs lost for women were in the public sector in states controlled by republicans.

firstread-msnbc-4-11-2012-FACT CHECK: Romney’s women job loss claims paints incomplete picture-

Market Watch-4-23-2012-Q&A with Romney economics adviser Hubbard.

thehill.com– 7-16-2012-Opinion: Republicans jab Obama on jobs, but have no plan of their own

Mitt Romney Job Creation-Personal site, dedicated to providing information about Romney, ability to create jobs.

Lies-and Deception:

The Last Refuge 2-4-1012- Opinion Blog

PolitiFact-see PolitiFact-4-6-2012- job creation-

firstread-msnbc-see Job creation- firstread-4-11-2011-Romney tilts the facts again

New York Times-4-22-2012- Paul Krugman, examines Romney blaming Obama for a drywall plant closing that actually closed under George Bush. He refers to Romney as the amnesia candidate.


The Fact Checker-4-23-2012-Romney claims on small business are determined to be untrue. Washington Post

The Huffington Post-5-15-2012-“Mitt Romney debt speech ignores key facts.” What else is new?

The Fact Checker– 5-18-2012- “Mitt Romney’s claim that 100,000 auto jobs have been lost under Obama. This statement rated four Pinocchios as a total fabrication.


Huff Post Politics– 8-15-2012- Soledad O’Brien Fires Back At John Sununu Over Medicare (VIDEO)

Politifact.com– 8-15-2012- President Obama Says Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan “want to turn Medicare into a voucher


Obstruction- Republication:

Paul Ryan:

NewsMax- 8-11-2012- Conservatives Express Delight With Ryan Selection

HuffingtonPost– 8-11-2012-What the Ryan Selection Means

JSoline– 8-11-2012- State political leaders react to Ryan selection

CNNPolitics- 8-11-2012  From CNN Politics

Ryan’s selection as Romney’s running mate energizes both sides – wp.me/p4HKM-12Z2
2:46 pm ET August 11, 2012 RETWEET
Romney’s VP decision: The tick tock – wp.me/p4HKM-12YF
1:26 pm ET August 11, 2012 RETWEET
Pawlenty calls Ryan ‘terrific selection’ – wp.me/p4HKM-12YB
1:17 pm ET August 11, 2012 RETWEET
Romney fires big gun with Ryan pick – wp.me/p4HKM-12Yx
1:04 pm ET August 11, 2012 RETWEET
Analysis: A bold but risky choice for running mate – wp.me/p4HKM-12Yb
12:20 pm ET August 11, 2012 RETWEET

Personal Income Taxes

Politicususa-7-16-2012-Mittens Impossible: Romney Bombs on Fox News

The Wall Street Journal– 7-16-2012-Romney Rejects Calls on Tax Returns

The New Yorker-7-16-2012-Why Won’t Romney Release More Tax Returns?

CNN Opinion- 7-18-2012- Why won’t Romney release more tax returns?

The Los Angeles Times-7-19-2012- Mitt Romney’s secrets are not all in his tax returns

Huff Post-7-24-2012-Romney May Have Paid No Federal Income Tax From 1999 to 2001

CNN Opinion– 8-9-2012- Did Romney enable a company’s abusive tax shelter?

Politicususa- 8-15-2012- Angry Ann Romney Announces They Shouldn’t Be Questioned About Finances

gawker.com–  8-23-2012- The Bain Files: Inside Mitt Romney’s Tax-Dodging Cayman Schemes

usatoday-8-23-2012- Romney wants church donations private

bloomberg.com– 8-27-2012- Romney Tax Returns Show Strategy for Moving Money to Kid


Vice President Selection– See Paul Ryan:


ABC News– 8-7-2012- Welfare-Fact checking the Obama administrations position on welfare reform.To hear Mitt Romney tell it, President Obama wants to let lazy welfare recipients sit around collecting checks, with no strings attached. Another lie.

The Fact Checker-8-8- 2012- Welfare- Fact checking the Obama administration’s position on welfare reform. Spin and counterspin in the welfare debate- Rated four Pinocchios


CNN Politics– 8-30-2012- Fact Check: Paul Ryan misleads on debt panel’s spending cut plan

ThinkProgress– 8-30-2012- six worst lies and Paul Ryan’s speech

Huffpost- 8-30-2012- Media Calls Out Paul Ryan Acceptance Speech For Falsehoods

Huffpost– 8-30-2012- Paul Ryan Misleads With GM Plant Closure Tale

mydailynews-8-30-2012-  Fact check: Closer look at words spoken by Paul Ryan, others at Republican National Convention; GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan took some factual shortcuts when he attacked President Obama’s policies on Medicare, the economic stimulus and the budget deficit.

Businessinsider– 8-30-2012- WATCH: The Top Five Factual Inaccuracies In Paul Ryan’s Republican National Convention Speech

Washingtonpost– 8-30-2012- Paul Ryan’s breathtakingly dishonest speech

cnn– 8-30-2012- CNN Fact Check: Did Ryan get Obama’s GM speech right? In our opinion, this is one of the better explanations on the subject.

washingtonpost– 8-30-2012- Mr. Ryan’s misleading speech

washingtonpost-8-30-2012- Paul Ryan fails — the truth
politicususa– 9-7-2012- Bill Clinton’s Truth Serum Overpowers Paul Ryan’s Faith Based Temper Tantrum



Paul Ayn Ryan BS

Let’s face it, Ryan gave a great speech. A speech filled with lies and deception. And he did it all on a straight face. They blame Pres. Obama for closing the plant in 2008 in his hometown before Mr. Obama took the oath of office. Ryan voted for two unfunded wars, TARP and  the stimulus under George Bush. He haven’t requested the OSHA stimulus monies and if you remember like about it the day after he was selected by Willard.
He voted with George Bush on every one of his economic policies that resulted in the current recession. Now he’s the one that will fix it. Amazing. He has policy amnesia in that he was once a big spender before he became a budget hawk? A bunch of lying phonies.
PS: Every fact check organization and independent policy study has noted that the Ryan budget will reduce jobs, not increase them. Can anyone find a study that says his budget will improve the employment market?


Update: 8-30-2012- 5:30 PM

While there are a few Republican blogs and websites that make a futile effort to make Ryan’s speech the truth, every fact checking organization and the general media note the speech was mostly incorrect or a lie. Think progress which is a liberal based website notes areas issues 1-6 below as the most significant lies. More later Think Progress

For those of you that are uninformed, don’t think for a moment what sounded like a great speech is gospel. Educate yourself because the man giving the speech, is lying. Just as he lied to the press on 60 min. and when questioned if he ever requested stimulus money.

 1. A downgraded America

2. More debt than any other president before him, and more than all the troubled

3. Shuttered General Motors plant is “one more broken promise

4. Obama “did exactly nothing” on Bowles-Simpson

5. $716 billion, funneled out of Medicare by President Obama

6. The greatest of all responsibilities is that of the strong to protect the weak

The Newsroom- A must watch




Poll results for Senate race in Missouri is a disgrace

Recently, Thomas Frank, political thinker and writer wrote an essay in Harper’s Magazine. Salon.com columnist David Daley, conducted an extensive interview on his essay. You can read the entire interview and essay by clicking here. However, as with the Mann and Ornstein, Frank indicates Democrats are too soft and willing to reach across the aisle. He blames Obama’s failures on two major issues. First, Obama’s conciliatory nature and second, Republican obstructionism. He notes they think they are the elite class. Below is an excerpt from the interview with Frank where he notes that having Paul Ryan and Todd Akin “would be a disaster for this country.” if you have read Mann and Ornstein, Frank, and other political writers, they generally note and are baffled by the Republican constituency being ignored by the people they elect into office. The question I have; Are you ready to get mean? Are you ready to fight? I am.


So what is the lesson to take from that? That things are so impossibly broken, that there is this ruling class that cannot be defeated?

Well, I don’t know. They haven’t been defeated by my team, you know, by Team Liberal. Let Paul Ryan get in there and do his tricks … No, that’s a really cynical, awful thing to say. I’m very disheartened these days, let me put it that way. I don’t mean to be cynical, but I don’t see any other way to talk about this. I myself will probably vote for Barack Obama, almost for sure, because you know, getting Paul Ryan and company in power would be a disaster for this country, there’s no question about it. We need look no further than Todd Akin to remember why.

 Latest Missouri Senate race poll: This tells you that Republicans simply don’t care about women, the elderly, the poor, education, and other social values.

Fact Check Links

On this page, we look to build a comprehensive listing of all of the fact checking regarding the 2012 presidential campaign.






The Fact Checker-4-23-2012- Romney claims on small business are determined to be untrue. Washington Post

Job Creation:

The Fact Checker– 5-18-2012- “Mitt Romney’s claim that 100,000 auto jobs have been lost under Obama. This statement rated four Pinocchios as a total fabrication.

The Fact Checker-1-10-2012- Mitt Romney and 100,000 Jobs: an untenable figure


comcast.net– 8-12-2012- FACT CHECK: Questionable claims in veep debut


ABC News– 8-7-2012- Welfare-Fact checking the Obama administrations position on welfare reform.To hear Mitt Romney tell it, President Obama wants to let lazy welfare recipients sit around collecting checks, with no strings attached. Another lie.

The Fact Checker-8-8- 2012- Welfare- Fact checking the Obama administrations position on welfare reform. Spin and counterspin in the welfare debate


GOP Obstruction- Update-9-9-2012

Most of us are quite aware that the GOP has set new records for obstructing the appointment of federal officials as recommended by the Obama administration. Many experts, observers and even current and retired Republican judges have stated that the GOP has set the federal court system on a dangerous course. GOP obstruction  “ On average, President Obama’s nominees have waited over 100 days to be confirmed, nearly 5 times longer than President Bush’s nominees did at the same point in his administration”. DPCC

The irony here is that many of the pending appointments are actually Republicans. It is well known among insiders within the Washington beltway that the GOP is intent on stagnating any movement of the Obama administration. As a Democrat, I would not stand for my party nor have any respect for them should they take such action. But Republicans pat themselves on the back and toast to the stagnation of our federal government. The people don’t count any longer with them; just control of the federal government.

Other Links:

Update- 9-9-2012

Many authors, such as Mann and Ornstein have written articles and books over the last year supported by factual information that the GOP has deliberately obstructed any actions that would make Pres. Obama look good.  Mann and Ornstein

Since we wrote about the findings of man and Ornstein, several other publications have reiterated the deliberate actions by Republicans in Congress to stymie progress. So who is really to blame for the lack of jobs and other improvements in the United States? The American people in polls lately have indicated it’s the Republicans. So maybe we should back off that Mr. Obama hasn’t made progress and instead point directly at the GOP. Here is the latest survey and poll on the subject. tpmdc

A recent survey- 6-7-201- Dailykos





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