David Barton, Rick Green and Matt Barber Agree “Not Voting for Romney is a Sin”

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SMH: Right wing evangelicals David Barton, Rick Green and Matt Barber agree that not voting for Romney is a sin:

A few months ago, David Barton and Rick Green invited early’Mitt Romney supporter Jordan Sekulow onto their “WallBuilders Live” program to make the case why Religious Right votes can and should be excited about supporting Romney in the general election.’ Sekulow made the case that Romney would nominate good [...]

Today, Barton and Green invited Barber on to the program to make this case to the WallBuilders listeners and the general consensus among all three was that it was a sin for any Christian not to vote for Mitt Romney:

Barber: We are admonished in Scripture to be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Now the wise thing to do is to go in and support Mitt Romney because, again, the alternative is catastrophic.

Green: Absolutely. And like you said, not voting is not only a dereliction of duty, it’s really anti-Biblical. It’s actually being the servant, remember the parable where they gave the talents? It’s being the one that buried their talent. Well that was described in the Bible as being a wicked and slothful servant. I don’t want to be that one, man, I want to be one of the other guys.

Barber: Well, absolutely. Well, it’s worse than that; not voting is essentially a vote for Barack Obama because it fails to cancel out a vote for Barack Obama so it’s absolutely a dereliction of duty.

Barton: I don’t care if Romney calls himself a Mormon [and] Obama calls himself a Christian. Here’s my question: where are you on judges, because Isaiah 1:26 says the righteousness of a land is determined by the judges of the land. Who’s more biblical on judges? Romney or Obama?

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Barton: James 4:17; when you know what’s right to do and you don’t do it, that is sin.

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Obama Campaign Ridicules Mitt Romney Retention of Ownership in Bain Though Retroactively Retired

OBAMA CAMPAIGN RIDICULES MITT ROMNEY:  The Obama campaign keeps hitting Mitt Romney with the gift that keeps on giving — Bain Capital — in a new web video. The video incorporates vox populi, with individuals on the street asked to read Romney’s explanation for his retention of ownership of Bain between 1999 and 2002 while incredulously playing no role in the management operations of the firm.

The attacks on President Obama from the Romney campaign are now playing on “birther” fears. Well, this had disastrous results in 2008 and will have similar results in 2012. Um, it seems that Mitt Romney is on a mission to snatch defeat hands-down in this election.

15 Prominent Republicans Who Want Romney To Release More Tax Returns Now

More and more Republicans are coming out and urging Mitt Romney to release his tax returns and whether whatever firestorm will erupt now rather than closer to the elections.

Mitt Romney continues to resist pressure to turn over more tax returns. In an interview today he said he is “simply not enthusiastic about giving them hundreds or thousands of more pages to pick through, distort, and lie about.”

The call for more information about Romney’s financial past, however, is bipartisan. A poll released today found fifty six percent of all voters, including sixty one percent of independents, think that Romney should release twelve years of returns.

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Mitt Romney Compared to “The Dark Knight Rises” Villain Bane with Offshore Interests and Powerful Father

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Mitt Romney Compared to “The Dark Knight Rises” Villain Bane with Offshore Interests and Powerful Father

Are there parallels between the upcoming summer blockbuster “The Dark Knight Rises,” with presidential election?  The terrorist in the new movie goes by the name “Bane,” sounds very similar to Bain, drives the caped crusader out of semi-retirement into the final Batman movie. Democrats think Mitt Romney fits the Bane character to a tee and there are other comparisons as well:  a highly intelligent villain with offshore interests and a past both are seeking to cover up who had a powerful father and is set on pillaging society.

And even while playing up the Bane-Bain tie, Christopher Lehane (former Clinton aide) suggested that Romney is a weak version. “The ‘Bain Romney’ should at least endeavor to match the comic book Bane in at least one way: prove to be a worthy adversary. Bane never asked Batman to apologize–neither superheroes nor super villains nor candidates for president should ever ask for apologies from their opponents if they are to be taken serious,” he said in a reference to Romney’s demand of an apology from Obama for his Bain attacks. Source: Washington Examiner

I am with Christopher Lehane on this, Mitt Romney isn’t as sophisticated as the fictional character in “The Dark Knight Rising.” Rather than dwelling on the movie and its fictional characters, holding Mitt Romney accountable for the outlandish claims of expertise he has made is more important. He claims he had nothing to do with Bain Capital when he went to run the Olympics, but somehow, many companies connected with Bain were somehow connected with the Olympics. How was that possible? Then there’s the “secret” deal with Jon Huntsman Sr.

Conservatives Selectively Edit President Obama’s Speech To Claim He Hates Small Businesses

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Attempting to change the subject from the latest scandal over Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital, conservatives have seized on new fodder for the narrative that Obama is secretly out to destroy small businesses. Fox and Friends on Monday morning aired a clip from an Obama campaign speech in Roanoke, Virginia, in which he says, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that. Somebody else did that.”

The sound bite soon reverberated throughout conservative media outlets. Fox News later ran the headline, “Obama Insults Small Business Owners,” and House Speaker John Boehner scoffed, “He said that because he has no idea what it takes to build or run a small business.”

The quote also prompted talk show host Rush Limbaugh to declare that President Obama “hates this country.”

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Michelle Malkin: Romney Types Sign The Front Of Paychecks While Obama Types “Spent Their Entire Lives Signing The Back”

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Vile Michelle Malkin: Romney Types Sign The Front Of Paychecks While Obama Types “Spent Their Entire Lives Signing The Back” (Photo credit: Random Factor)

Right wing blogger Michelle Malkin (who is of Filipino descent) is slamming Obama supporters as “Obama types,” who like to sign the back of checks for the rest of their lives, while “Romney types” sign the front of checks. Um, so Obama supporters are being compared to deadbeats on welfare? Or is she insulting the millions of Obama supporters who are gainfully employed and hardworking? Which is it Michelle Malkin? Wait, wasn’t she being interviewed by the “Fox and Friends” team who actually sign paychecks from Fox News or News Corp? Spewing a lot of venom as usual. There’s a word for people like Michelle Malkin — wannabe. I could think of some other words, but I’ll keep it clean.

 Michelle Malkin: Romney Types Sign The Front Of Paychecks While Obama Types “Spent Their Entire Lives Signing The Back”

Obama Event Registry Fundraising Gimmick: Novel Idea, Pandering or Just Plain Desperate?

Obama Event Registry — pandering or just plain desperate? Obama is now suggesting that if you have a wedding, birthday or anniversary coming up, instead of accepting gifts and money, just give it all to the Obama campaign. You have got to be kidding!

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Obama Event Registry, Novel Idea, Pandering or Just Plain Desperate?

 

Obama Campaign Assaults Mitt Romney’s Record as Governor, But What About Obama’s Record on Economy?

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Obama Campaign Assaults Mitt Romney's Record as Governor, But What About Obama's Record on Economy?(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Obama reelection campaign is taking a swing at Mitt Romney in a new way by focusing on his mediocre record as governor of the state of Massachusetts, ABC News reports:

The new effort focuses on Romney’s record as governor “and the campaign promises Democrats say he left unfulfilled. Team Obama will point to Romney’s rhetoric on job creation, size of government, education, deficits and taxes during the 2002 gubernatorial campaign and draw parallels with his presidential stump speeches of 2012. The goal is to illustrate that Romney has made the same promises before with unimpressive results.”

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He also opposes tax increases of any kind in his bid for the White House, writing in a USA Today op-ed earlier this year, “As president, I will firmly oppose tax increases.”

But as Factcheck.org notes, the “Massachusetts Department of Administration and Finance says that fee increases during Romney’s tenure added up to $260 million per year, with another $174 million raised from closing some corporate tax ‘loopholes.’ The independent Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation puts the revenue total of fee hikes and tax loophole-closings at between $740 and $750 million a year.”

Romney’s claim that he stood by a no-new-taxes pledge as governor was judged by the libertarian Cato institute to be “mostly a myth.”

Similarly, Romney pledged as a candidate ten years ago to reduce the size of government; on the campaign trail he says he achieved that.  ”We didn’t just slow the rate of our government, we actually cut it,” he told CBN earlier this month. It’s true that Romney cut 603 jobs from of agencies under his direct control, as the Boston Globe noted in 2007 — but overall the size of government grew.

Um, be that as it may, mediocre governor and all, that could backfire on Obama, since many will say he has been horrible on the economy, though he inherited some of the mess. He owns it now and doesn’t have much to show for it. I would venture to say, if the unemployment level is still hovering above nine percent come September, then Obama should be very worried about losing the election.

Greg Sargent: “Obama needs to persuade voters to do more than simply accept Romney as an alternative to the economic status quo who’s worth taking a flyer on. He needs to get them to look past general impressions of Romney’s competence and to realize that Romney is offering an actual set of policies and ideas about the economy that have been tried before. His ‘Mr. Fix It’ aura — which is rooted in the pitch that he can translate private sector know-how to the public sector — is belied by his actual record as a public official.”

I am all for hitting Mitt Romney on the issues and the “record” which he claims is second to none, but it can also backfire, thanks to the lackluster economy. Believe me, I am not thrilled with either Obama or Romney and it’s hard for me to say at this juncture that I am squarely behind either of the two men. We are faced with two mediocre choices.

 Obama Campaign Assaults Mitt Romneys Record as Governor, But What About Obamas Record on Economy?

Romney Campaign Releases His Birth Certificate Showing His Father Born in Mexico, Double Standard with Obama?

The Romney campaign releases his birth certificate. So, now we have definitive proof that Mitt Romney was born in America but his father was born in Mexico. Um, isn’t there a terrible double standard on Obama’s father being born in Kenya and all the mess that he isn’t a natural born American? How could I forget. Obama is biracial and Mitt Romney is white, so the black guy is always in the wrong.

It is also ironic that the campaign released the birth certificate to Reuters (but Romney won’t releases his tax records) just hours before his fundraiser with carnival barker Donald Trump. Um, is this the long form birth certificate and where’s the proof that this is valid?

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The birth certificate of Repbulican presidential hopefull Mitt Romney is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters May 29, 2012. (Reuters / HANDOUT)

Mitt Romney and his team didn’t release this just because it’s the right thing to do. They released it to continue to appeal to the birther movement and the fringe in the Republican Party who believe Obama was born in Kenya. Despite all his lies, I would have given Mitt Romney a second look as a viable presidential contender, but getting down in the muck is unbecoming. So, is Mitt Romney really a birther or just another political hypocrite?

Gallup Poll: U.S. Veterans Overwhelmingly Support Romney Over Obama 58% to 34%

A recent Gallup survey finds that U.S. veterans overwhelmingly support Romney for president by a whopping 58% to 34%, while nonveterans give Obama a four point edge, 48% to 44%. It’s interesting to note that U.S. veterans make up about 13% of the U.S. population and are usually older males.

It’s ironic that veterans would go for Mitt Romney in such overwhelming numbers, when we have seen him repeatedly avoid discussing social issues, many of which returning veterans grapple with on a daily basis — high unemployment, substandard medical care, financial woes, etc. You see, Mitt Romney is running his campaign according to the wishes of a narrow sliver of the Republican Party — the right wing evangelicals. He seems not to have few thoughts on illegal immigration (self-deportation came up during a presidential candidate debate), activist judges or even global warning. He simply pins his hopes solely on the economy, just where the ultra-right wing wants it. But that’s about to blow up in his face. You see, President Obama would rather not focus on the weak economy but on social issues.

It also doesn’t bode well for Mitt Romney that anyone with a gripe can form a super-PAC, and take him off his message, should they highlight an issue that’s uncomfortable for him, as we saw with the resurrection of Obama’s former pastor Jeremiah Wright. It took Mitt Romney off his message and he had to waste a big chunk of time addressing the racially-motivated dig against Obama. You will recall the Romney campaign, rather than stand up to the right wing evangelicals, immediately fired an openly gay foreign affairs staffer. Well, Mitt Romney had better be prepared to be dragged into one social issue fracas after another. The Obama campaign team will make sure of that and I suspect, some super-PACs will too. The sad reality is the right wing evangelicals won’t allow Mitt Romney to run the type of campaign he probably would have run.

Here are some tweets from Romney right wing evangelical supporter Bryan Fischer: