Monday, July 23, 2012

Stick With the Issues

Mitt Romney is unhappy with President Obama due to the latter's campaign making an issue of the filings with the SEC by Bain Capital.  It seems that Mr. Romney claimed to have left Bain in 1999.  From 2000 until 2002, Bain sent thousand of American jobs overseas but Mr. Romney said those job losses are not his doing because he had already left Bain.  Unfortunately for Mr. Romney, Bain's financial statements filed with the SEC list Mr. Romney as their president, CEO and chief stock holder.

Apparently Mr. Romney is a liar.

Mr. Romney is now upset with the President and says that the economy is the real issue and that's what this campaign should focus on.  He also claims that President Obama has not done a good job of improving our economy.

It appears Mr. Romney is lying again.

When Barack Obama took office on January 20, 2009 the Dow Jones Industrial Average was $8,599.18.  On July 20, 2012 the Dow was at $12,822.57.  That's a 49.11% increase over where it was on his inauguration day.  That, Mr. Romney, shows an improvement in our economy.

Further, in October 2009 the unemployment rate in this country was at its highest at 10%.  In June 2012 that number was down 18% to 8.2%.  That, Mr. Romney, also shows an improvement in our economy.

Mr. Romney, it seems that President Obama does, in fact, understand the economy and unlike you, he has been focusing on creating jobs here in America, not shipping them overseas. 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Coming to the Aid of our President

The following is an email I sent out to a list of friends this morning:

Now is the time for all good men (and women) to come to the aid of our president.  As you know, the presidential election is only a few months away.  Mitt Romney has been successfully raising money for his campaign above what Barack Obama has been able to raise.  In a presidential election, money talks and the president needs our help.

Rather than merely make a contribution to Obama's campaign, it would be even more helpful to get his message out as well.  To that end, I am suggesting these two steps; first, click on the link: and purchase things like bumper stickers, yard signs and tee shirts. The purchase of these items will help to spread the word that we are supporting our president, as well as to add money to his campaign fund.  This site offers free shipping and until July 31, 2012, if you order $50 worth of merchandise and enter "USAMADE" in the box at checkout, you'll get a $10 credit.

Second, forward this message to those progressives in your address book who will benefit most from it.

Let's do what we can to keep Romney out of the White House.