An Open Letter to Some Friends …

Someone I’ve known for a while now — my wife, Nancy — has written a letter to some of her friends, the ones who voted for Barack Obama the last time around but may be having second thoughts now.  She showed it to me and (with her blessings)  I decided to share it with all of you.  If you like it, copy it and send it around to your friends who may be on the fence.

Bernie Goldberg

Hello friends,

Although I didn’t vote for Barack Obama four years ago, like so many Americans I felt pride in our country– and joy in the historic significance of the election. Unlike some I wasn’t rooting for him to fail; instead I wanted our President to unite us and get our country back on track.

But those four years came and went. We’re now saddled with some very sad and scary facts: We spent nearly a trillion dollars on a stimulus program that was supposed to bring our unemployment down to below 8 percent. It didn’t. Millions of Americans are still out of work and suffering. Millions more are worried about the jobs they have, and worried about their children’s future. And President Obama has added a staggering $5 trillion to our national debt. We now borrow 42 cent on every dollar we spend!

Most sadly, the person I thought would bring this country together–the one who ran on Hope and Change, the one who told us There are no Red States or Blue States, just the United States — is now pitting Americans against each other, drumming up a phony war on women and waging shameless class warfare, turning Americans against each other based on how much money they have in the bank.

I readily acknowledge that Barack Obama inherited a tough economy, but he’s had four years in office and hasn’t fixed it. We’re stagnating at best and spiraling down at worst. Many economists fear another recession.

For the first time in my adult life I’m scared. Do I think a Romney win would be a panacea and our problems would disappear overnight? No. But I do believe he knows how to make America work, how to get this economy humming again, how to create jobs and help small businesses thrive, and most importantly, how to create a sense of pride and hope.

I remember Barack Obama’s own words several years ago. He told a reporter that if he wasn’t able to turn the economy around in three years, “then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” I’m taking him at his word.

I understand that many of you would like to support the president again this time. You like him. You like his family. That makes sense. But we are living in difficult times. And I don’t think we can afford to vote for the guy we’d rather have coffee or a beer with. I’m truly sorry to say this, but he’s a nice guy who’s in over his head.

Let me ask you this one simple question: Why should we think that if Mr. Obama wins, the next four years will be any different than the last four?

Thanks for reading my short letter. All I ask is that you consider what I said here.

 

Nancy Solomon

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  • Phil Silverman

    Obama hasn’t fixed the economy? How does one fix an 11+ trillion dollar debt and unfunded wars? BY the way, the debt has risen as Obama has had to pay off the INTEREST on that debt.
    Has the Letter writer factored in 136 filibusters, 125 clotures, by the Most Obstructionist House in History? Have they read the jobs-infrastructure bills? Have they stopped the Red State governors from sending BACK STIMULUS $$$$$?

  • http://profiles.google.com/tbfh1955 tb thomas

    @Nancy:disqus :”Why should we think that if Mr. Obama wins, the next four years will be any different than the last four?”

    The answer is simple: Mr. Obama’s fiscal and monetary policies go beyond incompetence or inexperience — either he is profoundly stupid, or he’s doing it on purpose. A sober appraisal of the facts bears that out.

    – We now have a debt that exceeds our GDP, and the gap is widening.

    – According to various estimates, the US government is on indefinite life-support from the Fed, which prints whatever money is necessary to prop-up the continued sale of Treasury securities to fund entitlements. As much as $3-Trillion in fiat-money has been printed, and used to buy up Treasury securities already.

    A rational President, one who’s goal is to protect the solvency of our government, and revitalize our free-market economy, would be doing whatever he could to protect our good credit and the legitimacy of our currency, which (as the de-facto reserve currency for the global economy) is our most valuable economic asset as a nation. Instead, Mr. Obama is liquidating both of those intangible assets as quickly as he can get away with, while taking care to see that as much of the borrowed money ends up in the pockets of his cronies as possible.

    As unlikely as it may seem, consider for the moment what would happen if the US Dollar were to experience a precipitous devaluation on global currency markets (a “currency collapse” by any other name). The United States would find itself in an unprecedented economic crisis. Who would act to respond to that crisis? Of course, the only person in a position to respond would be the President. And, given the seriousness of such an event, it’s hard to imagine any solutions he might propose being challenged by the Congress.

    If the US currency collapses, the world will not stop turning. Something will be done about it, and if Barrack Obama is our President when it happens, he will decide not only the totality of our economic policies going forward, but he will also preside over the re-distribution of all Dollar-denominated intangible assets held by US citizens, foreign countries, and foreign investors.

    Am I suggesting that Mr. Obama’s pathological narcissism is so all-consuming that he would actually invite such a catastrophic event? Not only am I suggesting it, I believe anyone reasonably familiar with clinical narcissism can recognize the evidence that has piled up little by little over the last four years — that our President has succumbed to his messianic fantasies. As Lord Acton wrote in 1887:

    “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

    And now, on November 6th, it is the turn of the American voter to decide what to do about it. I can only hope they take your advice seriously.

  • Roman Rhyne

    Re:       The Alternative to Obamacare

               

                “Repeal and replace Obamacare is
    merely  a slogan.”  It is not a mantra.  Besides, repealing Obamacare will be a long
    and tedious process.  And then again,
    what are  we replacing Obamacare with
    what?

     

                Obamacare is bad medicine,
    hurt our economy and drive us further into debt.

    Actionis needed now to help put the unemployed Americans back to work.  Think of the 23 million Americans on a cliff
    hanger not knowing where their next meal is coming from.

     

                FYI, I have developed a position
    paper re above topic.  So I am sending
    the paper straight to you..  I
    have developed a health care plan that is real, aspirational, and credible.

     

                We don’t have the luxury and the
    time to wait for the repeal of Obamacare. 
    We need to start moving towards job growth and job creation without
    further delay. 

    Addressing
    health care reform during these tough economic times can stimulate the economy
    and create jobs now while laying the foundation for stronger and shared
    economic growth in the coming years.

     

                I have developed reality-based,
    solution-driven recommendations to create order in the American chaotic health
    care situation.  They are specific policy
    procedures to improve the health care delivery system in every state.  They are grounded policies that are more than
    patches and can serve as pathways toward a high performing health system
    throughout the United States.

     

                My proposals are like the starfish –
    they regenerate themselves.  They will
    provide health care coverage and at the same time generate income for every
    state.

     

                My
    plan which is aptly titled “HMO with a Twist” is the ultimate health care
    reform for job growth and job creation.  It will provide universal primary coverage,
    no exceptions, and no exclusions to all men, women and children.  [FYI, the United States is the only
    industrialized nation in the world without a health care system that provides universal
    primary coverage].  And top this, “HMO with a Twist” will provide Cadillac
    health care policy to all at no extra cost

                It brings back patient care to
    doctors.  The medical facility/hospital
    comprised of physicians and other health care providers will call the shot and
    run the show.

     

                This is a plan that crosses party
    lines, Democrats and Republicans.  It is
    cut to the chaise, straight to the point. 
    It will level the playing field when it comes to health care.  The 54 
    million Medicare beneficiaries will pay only $70 a month [prescription
    drugs included] to their HMOs. This health care plan is comprehensive,
    innovative and cost effective.

     

                The impact and ripple effect of the
    program will be immediate and expedient as the implementation process will take
    only three months in three stages:

                1st month – providers’ registration
    [all medical facilities /hospitals, clinics in the state will have to register
    with the state’s managed care office if they can provide or subcontract all the
    services provided in the plan

                2nd month – conciliatory
    meeting between providers and payers [Medicare, Medicaid and Employers]
    regarding monthly contribution to the HMOs as well as the co-pay

                3rd month – open
    enrollment of members by zip code, or up to the 30-mile radius

     

                If
    you really want to move forward and put America back to work, have Gov Bob
    McDonnell [he is the Chair for Republican governors] adopt the plan in every
    state where the governor is a Republican. 
    We’ll beat the Dems to the punch. 
    They won’t even know what hit them.

     

                In a nutshell, “HMO with a Twist,”
    will do the following:

    1.    
    provides
    capital base to every state for operating expenses.  For example, if there are 9 million people in
    Virginia,  the state will get $9
    million  a month,  $108 million a year, courtesy of the HMOs;

    2.   
    since
    health care reform is critical to job growth, as a result, the HMOs will start
    hiring to be able to provide services to increased membership;

    3.   
    doctors/medical
    facilities will get higher reimbursement from Medicaid and Medicare since the
    insurance companies have been cut;

    4.   
    Medicare
    fraud will be nipped on the bud;

    5.   
    providers
    will no longer be burdened with too much paper work;

    6.   
    expanded
    universal coverage to the people from county to county, from state to state.

     

                Since the devil is in the details, I
    am open for “question and answer” from  every body. 
    Shoot me an e-mail at romana94538@yahoo.com,  call me at 510-922-9359,  go to my 
    blog  at romantomato.blogspot.com
    for details. I have attached a copy of the flyer for press release.

     

     

  • bobemakk

    This is beautiful and this woman is a true patriot.

  • justlisa

    Intelligent lady…

  • Sally

    I feel and tell people the exact same thing!

  • Dennis Carstens

    I find it very interesting when I hear Democrats who
    supported Barack Obama in 2008 express disappointment and dissatisfaction that
    he has not lived up to their expectations. That he has not done as good a job
    as they expected. Whenever I hear this, and I hear it more and more frequently,
    I cannot but help wonder why? Why are you dissatisfied with him? Why hasn’t he
    lived up to your expectations? Why hasn’t he done as good a job as you
    expected?

     

    The reason I wonder about these things is because I am not at
    all disappointed with him because he has lived up to my expectations. He has
    done the job I expected of him and, although I am certainly dissatisfied with
    his performance, I am not the least bit surprised. But then, I am sure my
    expectations for him were probably a lot more realistic than his
    supporters.  

     

    To those people who are now expressing dissatisfaction with
    him let me say this: Had you been paying attention in 2008 you would not be
    dissatisfied. Had you voted with your head and not your heart, he would not
    have let you down. Had you done your decision making rationally and not
    emotionally, your expectations would have been far more realistic.

     

    He was obviously not qualified for the job, it was clear to
    anyone who wanted to see it. His resume consisted of being a no-show, part-time
    state legislator with no accomplishments to speak of in that job. He then
    became a rookie U. S. Senator and, again, with zero
    accomplishments and that was the extent of his qualifications. Sorry, I forgot
    about the community organizer gig, whatever that is. This is what you voted
    for. That is what you believed made him qualified to take on the most difficult
    job on the planet and now you are disappointed. Really? Why? Now, after almost
    four years on the job, he still isn’t qualified.

     

    Try not to make the same mistake again. Try not to vote for
    someone just because he is more likeable or cooler or glib or humorous than
    someone else. Don’t vote for him because his rhetoric, which was actually
    pretty empty, makes your leg tingle or causes you to get weepy and starry eyed.
    You’re not voting for someone to invite to a barbecue.

     

    Let’s try to remember we are not just electing someone to be
    President of the United
    States. We are electing someone to do the
    job of President of the United
    States. And, it is a very difficult job to
    do. He has to manage the largest organization in history, the U.S. Government.
    He has to work with both houses of Congress and members of both political
    parties in those two chambers, easily President Obama’s biggest failure of
    leadership. He has to deal with the U.S. military, the intelligence
    community, foreign nations and the list goes on and on. And you are
    disappointed with Barack Obama’s performance. Again, why? 

     

    Use your head to think about what you are doing this time.

     

    • Wheels55

      Yeah, but he is still the first black President. I think Obama handled that pretty well.

      • http://www.facebook.com/chuck.burke.37 Chuck Burke

        Are you kidding?? Living under a rock? This “First Black President” has engaged in race baiting, class envy and is the most divisive president in the 40 years I’ve been voting! I was excited at the prospect of America’s first black president. 4 years later, he’s just another politician; cause when his lips move, we know he’s lying to us. What a shame for the legacy of the first black president. What a shame he did not go for “Hope and Change” for all Americans, but just the minority classes he saw fit to. He may sit in a Christian church, but like the dreams of his father, his ideas and actions are those of a Muslim colonialist believing only that the minorities in the world have been taken advantage of by the “European-types” both in terms of race and capitalism. What a shame he couldn’t rise above it and be a President for all of us.

        • Wheels55

          Yes, I was kidding

        • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

          your post is pure OPINION based upon zero evidence. “race baiting”? ever listen to Limbaugh, Newt, Coulter, INGraham, Beck…wanna compare with REAL race baiting?’name one “Lie”! Minorities only served? How about a tax break for 95% of us? how about 18 instances of tax relief for the small employer?  >>>>fine. you want to eliminate Medicare, send your Soc. Sec. to Wall Street, overturn Roe v. Wade, repeal th healthcae program Romney’s experts helped to write, start two new wars…Vote for Romney!
          Bernie, how about replying to this post? First ask Mr. Ailes if it’s okay.

    • justlisa

      Well said…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Chernicoff/1384187940 Joe Chernicoff

    Everybody seems to being missing the point about Obama, the announced Muslim. Muslim? He took the middle name of Hussein, which the Muslim world recognizes as a Muslim name. His politics? A world view – the United States of America should be no better than any other nation, an exception even to Fareed Zakaria’s statement that even though the BRIC nations are rising, the United States of America will still have an important role to play in the world’s economy.

    Obama is accomplishing that which he desired to accomplish, and should he be elected to a second term, his destruction of the western world could be complete. Remember, if you read his Dreams… book, one of his father’s dreams was to fight against colonialism, and as far as Obama is concerned, we, and the Western nations, including Israel, are colonial nations.

    Listen to his speeches, dissect them, and the key to his world view will be found.  For our nation, for that of Israel and similar Western countries, Obama is nothing but bad news.

    • asl3676

      Bernie Goldberg is now the director of PR for The Grand Old Straight White Men’s Party….Lets congratulate Bernie on his promotion….

      • Wheels55

        Yes Bernie, congratulations. You continue working in your mid sixties taking care of yourself and your family with no help from the government. Not being a burden on society. Congratulations!!

        asl3676 may be a burden on society for a long long time.

        • asl3676

          As Bernie is collecting Social Security and Medicare according to Romney he is a burden on society….I know the facts don’t fit your narrative but Bernie is among those receiving government checks….Bernie, according to Romney, is a moocher…

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/XCQGC2VDAWROELL22F7MQJKGF4 Jack Cox

            God, some people are ignorant.  Bernie paid into the system that was afforded him at the time, just like me. The system owes us for our investment. It isn’t an entitlement, it’s repayment on our investment in Social Security and Medicare.

      • http://www.facebook.com/chuck.burke.37 Chuck Burke

        And what may I ask is wrong with being a White Man and being Straight? Seems to me there are a lot of accomplishments in the establishment of this great nation performed by White, Straight Men! How many white, straight men you think died on D-Day? Instead of making them out to be pariah’s, you should be thanking them for the freedom to post your crap…uh I mean point of view, on an international scale under the protections of the freedoms granted by God and written in the Constitution, which is alleged to be protected by the US Government and Judicial.

        • asl3676

          As a straight white man I would say there is nothing wrong with it….However, as they grow older many become intolerant and fearful of anyone who does not look or think like them…Unfortunately, many believe that “I’ve got mine” so the rest of you can go to hell….

    • http://profiles.google.com/tbfh1955 tb thomas

       Joe, as a practical matter, I believe you are right-on as to Obama’s goals. However, I don’t believe there is anything ideological about it. He is a pure narcissist, with an insatiable lust for power, and a desire to punish this country for it’s success. He, like Lenin, considers the liberal elites “useful idiots”, there to be exploited for his own purposes.

      • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

        amazed at how many cliches you have used in your post! “pure narcissist”? gee, what a horrible thing! a politician worried about how he/she looks on TV!!!

  • Ellen K

    An excellent letter. Sadly, many of my relatives will not listen. They are entrenched in liberal bastions like LA and Denver where it’s social suicide to admit to being anything but a conservative. They won’t listen. True story, my father in law was on Iwo Jima and after he died one of his comrades “adopted” his kids-calling them on birthdays, etc. He’s a vet and a Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient, but when he posted a few things on FB critical of Obama, my brother in law dropped him as a friend and refused to take calls from him. That’s the mentality. 

    • justlisa

      That’s incredibly sad, Ellen…

      I, too, have found relationships strained/broken because I do not see the “magic”…

    • http://profiles.google.com/tbfh1955 tb thomas

       Ellen, I hope many people read your post. The liberal ethos is a dysfunctional amalgam of altruism-by-proxy, envy, and arrogance, incapable of admitting to it’s many hypocrisies.

      I have two siblings, both of whom have spent their entire lives indulging themselves in this unsustainable system of beliefs. Now that the legacy assets left to us by the greatest generation have been squandered, rather than accepting that reality and setting about the task of rebuilding this country, they are even more rabid in claiming their entitlements.

      I am sorry they prefer self-delusion to reality, but for my part, standing by silently while this great country unravels before our eyes is unacceptable — and so I accept the silence and the distance between them and me, until we restore our country to what it once was.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dennis-Sheridan/100001435761246 Dennis Sheridan

    Most of these polls are over sampled democrats 3 to 2 so it’s no wonder has approval rating is close to 50%, if you could or they would sample all political groups evenly I don’t he be prancing around thinking he’s the man.  Wrong Tarheel456 notr all kings are bad but all dictators are and that is what he is shooting for. 

  • CCNV

    If obaMAO gets elected for a second term, just imagine the mess he’s going to ‘inherit’ this time.

  • Wheels55

    If Obama is around another four years (God forbid), who will he blame for the mess he inherits? Himself? What will he do with his time since he will not have to campaign anymore? Will the empty chair in the Oval Office have a butt in it?
    I think he will set a record for Presidential rounds of golf played – beating the record he just set.

  • asl3676

    The Romney campaign is starting fall behind in the swing states…Get ready to whine for 4 more years….

    • Earthcoupled

      America would NOT survive 4 more years of your Marxist God Obama.

      • asl3676

        You Bernie and O’Reilly will survive and get even more bitter…..

      • asl3676

        We survived Bush and Nixon……If that’s a problem for you Canada is beautiful and has healthcare for all…

    • TarHeel456

      Wrong:  it’s more like, “get ready to starve for 4 more years….”

      Four more years and we may all be wearing uniforms and shouting huzzahs to our new king.

      • asl3676

        Neither I or anyone else I know is starving……stop moaning and groaning…..

        • TarHeel456

          Well, well: lucky you!

          NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Nearly 15% of the U.S. population relied on food stamps in May, according to the United States Department of Agriculture.

          The number of Americans using the government’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — more commonly referred to as food stamps — shot to an all-time high of 45.8 million in May, the USDA reported. That’s up 12% from a year ago, and 34% higher than two years ago.

    • Joel Wischkaemper

      Yes it is …  and starve is possiable and real.  But that business of huzzahs is very real.  We have had four to many executive orders, and when he is not facing re-election, we will have more.  What pleases me in this is that the Congress is finding solutions without Mr. Obama running the show.  Republicans in the House and Democrats in the Senate.. finding solutions and Mr. Obama complained.

    • http://twitter.com/kimfelini Kim Felini

      Please don’t let this discourage you.  Polls don’t vote and a lot of them are skewed and do not project accurately as sometimes it may depend on the sampling of how many democrats and how many republicans are polled.  Remember also that Reagan was behind with Jimmy Carter and you know that ended up….Keep the faith. We can do this!

      • asl3676

        We are in 2012 not 1980…. Carter’s approval rating was below 40%, Obama’s is near 50%…Romney’s chances of winning are slipping fast.
        Amazing he’s rather lose than show his tax returns…enough said..

        • http://twitter.com/ringod01 KAB

          Go to hillbuzz.org & read article of prominant blacks saying no second term. Obamas preparing for move to Hawii

          • asl3676

            Oh I’m sure that will all the prominent blacks saying no to Obama that will bring his black vote down to 95%…How about prominent rich white guys who aren’t voting for Romney?

      • Llisa321

         bravo! bravo!

  • asl3676

    BTW…pitchers generally have a 5-7 year shelf life….Beckett is done…

  • Newmansgang

    Obama has been a great disappointment in many respects. Nancy did a good job summarizing, but I’d like to add my two cents. Specifically, I am troubled by how Obama has treated our friends around the world, namely the Czeck Republic, Poland and Isreal. He ditched the former two allies just to curry favor with the trustworthy Russians (big mistake). Additionally, he has not only not made an official visit to Israel, but has continulously snubbed Prime Minister Netanyahu. Imagine, a President of the U.S. who tells Israel to start negotiations with its enemies by going back the its 1967 borders. Amazing???

    • asl3676

      Did Bush visit Israel? If so when?

      • Wheels55

        Bush isn’t President now. You do realize that, right?

        Remember the new war cry for Obama: “Forward”. So stop looking back to place blame.

        • asl3676

          You wrote that Obama hasn’t gone to Israel… I wrote that neither did Bush…You claim I’m placing blame…..Blame for what?   Get a clue…

          • Wheels55

            OK, you’re not placing blame. But what is relevant about what Bush trips did or didn’t take to Israel?
            I agree that Obama needs to meet with Netanyahu, even if a special trip is needed.

          • asl3676

            Obama does not have to meet with Bibi. Isn’t  a phone call sufficient? Has Bibi not made his position public? Is Bibi playing politics? Bibi wants a meeting so he then can hold a press conference and try to box the U.S. into a corner….A meeting would be bad policy and bad politics until after the election…

          • Ahalbert

            asl

            When you have a hair trigger nuclear situation involving a key ally, you might deign to meet with its leader. A normal President would. So embarrassing…but it’s all understandable in light of 2016: Obama’s America.

      • Paul Courtney

        Why is it, when someone says “I’m disappointed with Obama because…”, the reflexive response of you lefties is, “Well, Bush did this” or “didn’t do that”?  Why is Bush always the measure of your guy’s success (or more often failure)?  Ouch, that hurt!  Placing aside the fact that this response is a textbook example of changing the subject, if we call your posts to this site “putting in your two cents worth”, seems overpriced.

        • asl3676

          Because the criticsm is hypocritical…When you criticize Obama for something which you don’t criticize Republicans for it’s called hypocrisy…..The comment was a response to the criticsm that Obama hasn’t visited Israel since 2009….I’m not sure what difference it makes if Obama visits or doesn’t visit Israel but if it makes a difference then I would like to know if you criticized Bush?
          HYPOCRISY

          • Ellen K

             If you listened to anything besides CNN and MSNBC you would know that plenty of conservatives openly criticized Bush for a number of things, most notably capitulating to the Democrat controlled Congress which led to the debacle we ended up in which Obama has exacerbated by just adding more of the same.

          • asl3676

            The only thing right wingers ever criticized Bush for was immigration reform….Did you hear moaning about deficits, war spending etc etc etc?  Only after he left office to republicans claim they were “bothered” by Bush’s deficits…

        • Bob Hadley

          Because it points to hypocrisy. 

          We all know that partisans will typically slant things their way, but many go far out-of-bounds.   It’s a valid rebuttal to point out that hyperpartisans  are banging the tocsin when Pres. Obama does something that Pres. Bush (or, perhaps, Pres. Reagan) did either with their defense or relative silence.  This happens far too often and it diminishes the office of the presidency. 

          And I’m getting tired of the reply, “I was no fan of Pres. G W Bush.”  I’m no fan of Pres. Obama, but I think he’s done more good than bad, and is preferable to the candidate Gov. Romney has apparently become.  In other words, saying that you were no fan of P[res GW Bush says very little in this context. 

          I know, I know, I know, they do it too.  :)

          • Joel Wischkaemper

            Obama’s executive orders freeze my blood.  I think both parties are worried about it, and maybe it will stop. 
            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Executive_order

          • Paul Courtney

            Bob:  So sorry you missed this fool’s last string, where he injected “colored folks” and “puerto ricans” into the discussion.  I’m sure you’ll both try to say he was making fun of us, but look at the posts and tell us where the hell this crap came from.  There’s no excuse.
                 To your post and asl’s below, what hypocrisy?  Was Bush’s commitment to Israel ever questioned, such that a nice window-dressing visit was needed?  Not only did Rs not ask such a question, nobody did.  If anything, Bush was accused (mostly by lefty anti-semitic types) of doing Israel’s bidding, going to war in and occupying Iraq.  Look again at Newmansgang post, he makes several points about several allies, and his “no trip to Israel” was an aside.  Asl’s comment was a classic non-sequitor, and even you can see that.  My only request is that, after your overly long reply to me, you ask your friend asl how he can possibly not know that Israel has been invaded 3 times since 1948, and continues to take rocket fire (do mere policy statement explode when they land?) from S. Lebanon and Gaza to this day.  Bob, you often see how some of my right wing associates diminish my conservative cause, how’s asl3676 (hey, buddy, is that the number under a mug shot?) helping you guys?  Think before you defend this sort.

          • Bob Hadley

            Paul,

            My, my, my, you are the sensitive one!  You react to almost everything but my post.  I don’t intend to sent an “overly” long reply. How could I?  After all, your reply was non-responsive to my post.

            My post was in reply to the question you posed about why everybody says “Bush did it too” when someone tears into Pres. Obama for doing or saying something. 

            As for asl, sometimes I agree with him and sometimes I don’t.  Not infrequesntly I dislike his style.  So?  Are you holding me responsible for him?  Are you appointing me his legal guardian?

            Think before you send a reply.

          • Paul Courtney

            I don’t like to reply to myself, indicates nobody else is listening, but feel compelled to point out to Bob, both ahalbert and I were clearly and specifically responsive, saying it’s not so is an absurd evasion.  I did figure out how to help you keep it short, though.  I did not ask you to be asl’s legal guardian, such a position requires you have legal capacity (ask your lawyer friend), I merely asked that for once a lefty call out lefty racial offensiveness.  Too much to ask?  

          • Bob Hadley

            for once????  On this website I called out a liberal for making baseless and ugly smears adainst Clarence Thomas.  The smears were probably racially based. In the real world,  I have no problem calling out people of any and all politics when they make inappropriate racial references.

            When have you called out the right wing haters? 

            I must have missed the asl’s post that you referenced.  Maybe you can cut and paste it.  I don’t readevery post on here.

            Yes, the less BS you stack up in response to my posts, the shorter my replies are.  I typically ignore non-sense directed elsewhere.

            And my attorney friend only deals with federal issues.  But he speculated that, based on your most recent posts, you could probably be committed in whatever state you reside if you have not been so already.  :)

          • Ahalbert

            You mean good stuff like class warfare, increased racial discord, and higher poverty among blacks? How about the lying? Major Hasan’s actions are “inexplicable”, and current worldwide Muslim protests “aren’t directed at the US”. When we can’t believe most of what comes out of the President’s mouth, things aren’t so good.

          • Bob Hadley

            Huh?????

            Are you addressing me?  Your post is completely non-responsive to mine.

      • Newmansgang

        Bush visited Israel during the last year of his presidency…but you probably knew that already. However, Romney is not president and has already visited Israel. I know that Romney will be the partner that Israel has sorely missed for the past 31/2 years.

        • asl3676

          Why are Republicans so concerned about Israel and why will Romney be such a great partner? Do you really think or want the U.S. to start a war with Iran over Israel? Do you think Israel can’t defend itself as it has the second best military in the world as well as plenty of nuclear weapons?
          Israel always has and will continue to take care of itself.. 

          • Joel Wischkaemper

            Every casualty  the Israelis take is very much like a thousand casualties in a large country.  Yes.. an excellent military.. but weapons of mass destruction have become very, very critical to the Israelis.  By far.. by a great margin.. it is important to prevent weapons of mass destruction from falling into the hands of people who die for the Quran or a 1,000 greenbacks, and some of whom suggest the Israelis should be obliterated from earth.  And we are talking about the greatest of all weapons of mass destruction when we discuss the Nuclear weapon.  A little item, by the way, .Arab. countries do not want to see in the hands of Persia. 

            Any chance you could go over to Iran get that fixed asl3676?

          • asl3676

            I agree with the goal…the solution is difficult and the blame for the lack of a solution is clearly the fault of China and Russia.
            Arab countries saying they want Israel wiped off the map is a political statement not a policy and has been that way since 1948. Israelis don’t take this threat seriously.
            Now, tell me what you’d like fixed? You’d like assurances that Iran is more or less dangerous than Pakistan? You’d like Israel to assure Iran that they will get rid of their nuclear weapons in return for Iranian assurances about the same?

          • Joel Wischkaemper

            What would I like fixed?  Read your previous post.  One surprise attack, (and Persian leadership is loaded with perfidious actions) and the Israelis would be battle damaged beyond repair.  Fix the threat to Israel.  Cause Persia to withdraw support from those groups who continue to demand the annihilation of the Jews in the Middle East.  And no.. it is not merely politics at all.  Those very expensive nuclear weapons are aimed at all their neighbors, but particularly Israel and if they cannot be stopped politically via the United Nations or any known ‘group’, then they should be stopped with the seeds they have sown.  Use nuclear weapons on them.

  • Bobdavis122003

    Couldn’t have said it any better. There is more of this sentiment than most people believe.

  • KCGranny

    Obama has been a lie from the start…his beliefs, his convictions, his lack of transparency, his control of the press  and his lack of resolve. How could this have happened in the USA? His beliefs are not in snyc with mainstream America.

  • http://twitter.com/whithorn20 Gary Tanner

    Bernie. Nancy is right with one exception. Obama is not a nice guy

  • http://twitter.com/whithorn20 Gary Tanner

    Bernie,Nancy is right with one exception. Obama is NOT a Nice Guy.

  • Petra

    My words exactly.  Thats how I have been feeling

  • Kim

    Well said! I cannot believe this president took the low road and how horribly he has divided our country. So sad! Time for him to go.

  • http://twitter.com/debwards1 Deb Naatjes

    Simply…AMEN

  • digitalPimple

    She’s right. 

  • CCNV

    And yet, ANOTHER example of this administration’s stupidity (as if we needed confirmation). No comment from the DNC yet, but we ARE waiting to see how they spin this screw up.

    The backdrop for a Democratic National Convention tribute to U.S. military veterans was apparently a fleet of Russian warships.

     “The ships are definitely Russian,” said author Norman Polmar, a naval
    and aviation expert. “There’s no question of that in my mind.”

  • tfressola

    Any business that was $16 trillion in debt, and loosing $1.5 trillion a year , like our government is, would be considered in a death spiral.   Democrats reacting violently to the word “God” being added to their platform, reminded me of scenes from the movie “The Omen”  Remember, the democrats are the party of slavery, KKK, and Jim Crow Laws.  Anyone even thinking of voting for Obama needs help bad.

  • FloridaJim

    Leave it to wives to tell the facts to us.

  • Marian Degner

    This Nancy Propaganda later it’s BiG “BS” !
    She never vote for Obama, so she’s Not Solid Democrat !
    So, this ALL it’s Just Bernie Propaganda to Try save his Ass and Fox News Ass.
    After GOP House in 2013, Democrats will take Over Congress Again !!!
    You want Bet?

    • Jeffreydan

        A couple of questions, Marian:
        1) Where exactly did the letter say she would/did vote for Obama?
        2) From what source did you find out that Bernie’s employers were ready to can him and FNC’s ratings were low?

      • Joel Wischkaemper

        Democrats have begun living their lives on the basis of … assertions.  They work so much better than the truth and they really, really need assertions right now.

    • Paul Courtney

      Why do you think Bernie would make this up?  Been listening to Harry Reid too much, now you think everyone is just making it up.

    • olias52

      You have got to be a liberal. Liberals can’t debate the issues, they only attck the person. Typical.

    • http://twitter.com/feelnyankee Kelli D

      God help us all marian degner.  Put a sock in it and get a job!

    • CCNV

      Must be a former student of the Chicago school system.

      • topgun_1959

        Read her piece again.  She’s not a former student from Chicago…she’s one of the teachers who don’t want to be evaluated.  You can certainly see why!

    • Drshi

      Too bad there isn’t a Nobel Prize for Cluelessness, Marian. You’d be $100,000 richer. Clue #1: The Presidential Race is not a beauty contest. Clue #2: Charisma does not guarantee good character; every con man needs it to flourish. In a way, I envy you: Thinking only with your va-jay-jay makes everything so much more simple.

    • topgun_1959

      Marian.  May I suggest that you take an elementary refresher course in how to form a sentence.  Once that’s done, come back to the forum and provide some input which makes sense.

      • Susanv Jgm

        Ditto, and, just exactly what is a “Solid Democrat”? One that votes for anyone with a D beside his name without having a clue about the principles this Country was founded upon? Party means nothing, ideology means everything. I heard a lovely lady on the radio the other day who professed to be a Christian, but said if Jesus was a Republican she couldn’t vote for Him.  Talk about mindless…….

        • CCNV

           I believe a ‘solid democrat’ is what one finds in an unflushed toilet.

    • Drew Page

      You must be a product of the Chicago Public Schools.   For such a short post it is filled with spelling, capitalization and punctuation errors.  On the bright side,  what you lacked in spelling and grammer, you more than made up for with vitriol.  Still, a D-.

  • beniyyar

    Even liberal giant journalist Bob Woodward says Obama is a total screw up who has failed miserably as President.

  • Factman

    I’m presuming we are reading a letter from another angry jew…   but maybe not.
    bernard I’m sure wrote this,  unless is came from the republican national committee
    or from the likes of karl rove…  or maybe from bernards friends like mark levin or charles kraut….    I guess bernard thinks someone will be impressed ’cause his wife thinks
    like he does…     wives like that usually don’t have much of a choice……

    • Tim Ned

      Factman, you are just another angry racist.  In most cases I would
      never use such words, but in light of your commentary I am at a loss to articulate
      a more appropriate response.  Lincoln
      once said “it is best to remain quiet and to be thought a fool, than to open
      ones mouth and remove all doubt”.  And of
      course, we all know how Lincoln dwelt with racists don’t we.

    • asl3676

      Bernie is just another angry and bitter loser…CBS dumped him, HBO gives him a little work and so he needs to kiss O’Reilly’s butt to make a living….Bernie is a putz…

      • Jeffreydan

          Bernie married a kind and thoughtful woman. In the event your opinion starts to mean anything around here, it’s nice to know he has her for comfort and support.      

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/NDWKMFLQD5LIRLNOWQNG6ZVWPY Bob

        No, OBAMA is the angry and bitter loser. Sprinkle in some megalomania, DEEP mommy/daddy abandonment issues, black chip on his shoulder, and Communist mentors, and you have a radical nutjob called Barry Soetoro AKA Barack Hussein Obama. Did I mention that he’s a pathological liar? Fact Check This: http://www.audacityofhypocrisy.com/fashion-shows/

      • topgun_1959

        Asshole3676.  Have you taken note that no one ever likes your contributions?  Could it just be that you need to get off your welfare ass and get a job so you don’t have so much time to post your meaningless responses.  If there were trophies for ignorant liberals, you would be running out of space in your home.  Get a life!

        • asl3676

          What a fine intellectual statement….Let’s just say that I probably pay far more in taxes than you make in a year….LOL

      • Brett

        Blind one. Are you out there? You did not respond to my question of where’s Oblahblahblah’s budget , nonexistent  in his 1200 plus days in office. Oh by the way , did you see how he kissed the ass of his Muslim brothers in Libya and Egypt. THIS GUY’S MORE INCOMPETENT THAN A EUNICH IN A BROTHEL

        • asl3676

          Why do you or anyone else care whether there is a budget? Other than a political talking point whether there is a budget or not ever passed again is meaningless just as it is in corporate America….Explain why you care about the budget?

    • mepluribusunum

      Wrong again, boy wonderer. Unlike the sheeple on the left, the people on the right actually think individually for him- or herself. It’s what pisses off the NAACP so much. That because you’re black you should vote for a Dem. Never seen such a racist organization in all my life as the NAACP.

    • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

      Here is a comment from a Grandpa and a Dad with three married daughters and seven grandkids and also a Vietnam Vet (Feb 69 thru Sept 71).  What we have in this WH is a proven FRAUD (April 27th, 2011 birth certificate proven forgery by many, many experts and career law enforcement officials; a prove forged Selective Service registration by same experts and law enforcement officials; a fraudulent SS# proven by private investigators and skip trace experts), a CRIMINAL (all three incidents above are crimes) and a Saul Alinsky trained LIAR (he has been caught in many LIES, some call them broken promises he never intended to keep).  More importantly, this fraudulent activity point in ONE direction, the crime of the century, Barack Hussein Obama usurped the office of the POTUS.   The truth always prevails and all this will eventually be forced upon the State Run Media and they will have to investigate and report it.   Telling the truth does not make me a bigot or a racist, I love my country and I hate watching it being played for a sucker by the best con man in the business.  

      • Joel Wischkaemper

        I would very, very much like those charges investigated and put to rest, or acted on.  I believe the quality of forged documents circa 2012 is very high.. perhaps unbeatable as things now stand.  I think there is something to the assertions..  I want them investigated.

    • Drew Page

      There you go again with this “angry jew” comment.   ‘Factman’, you need to change your moniker; you have no facts, you don’t even have a clue.   Aside from your name calling, you seem to have a problem with punctuation and capitalization.  Save your nasty comments for Bernie, don’t take cheap shots at his wife.

    • Joel Wischkaemper

      Ooooh.  He reads minds.  So many of them in the liberal Ranks these days.

  • jujubeebee

    Truth be told, I wouldn’t want to have a coffee or a beer with any of my old friends who are liberal.   The past 4 years have changed me.  I don’t want to be friends with these people any more.   I have gotten the “I make it a point not to discuss politics” and the “Let’s agree to disagree (with no discussion whatsoever)” and I have concluded they are close minded and arrogant asses.      I would debate the issues with them but they don’t have the stuff to even defend their positions.   They disgust me at this point.   I can’t be friends with people I do not respect.  I am more than okay dumping all of them.   So while it is nice for Nancy to want to persuade I can’t get into it.   I had one friend ask me to discuss with her college age daughter who was getting the other side only.   I can’t bring that kid up to speed.  While it bugs me that my vote is being cancelled out by some naive 20something I just don’t have the energy to give it my all any more.  Those kids may actually deserve what they bring upon themselves.   Am I sound cynical here?   I want to have hope but the other side doesn’t even want voter id.  What does that tell you?  It tells me that they are going to cheat and they can do it because they control those electronic voting machines.  Even Georgie Porgy Soros bought the company SCYTL which will be doing the voting counting.  The country is screwed.  I want to believe it is not but am skeptical.

    • Abdunvisions

      Jujubeebee…. I feel your pain. My husband is a lib and most of our friends. I’ve found it is useless to argue. I can’t even convince my Jewish friends that Obama is anti-Israel. They’ve all taken the road road to Jonestown and think the poison is lemonaid. They want the gov to stay away from their daughters, even though the Supreme Court settled Rowe vs Wade years ago. It’s a non issue, but you can’t argue with stupid. They’ve had enough of Bush / Cheny even though Bush and Cheny aren’t running. I am afraid we the people are up against the ignorant, godless and selfish . America… Obama has changed it into his image, and boy is it ugly.

  • Roadmaster

    Nancy sounds like a classy gal, Bernie, (just like mine) but in my experience with former friends and relatives who drink the Obama Kool Aid, there is simply no reaching them.  They’re intransigent in their “faith” and willfully ignorant of reality.  They believe in so many falsehoods and half-truths, hardly anything you say or do will change their minds. 

    One thing is different this cycle – those who didn’t pay attention or sat on the fence last time are searching me out, because they know I study the issues and most likely have an answer for them, some straight talk instead of lies.  Another group I work with is Mexican, some of whom are studying to become citizens for the expressed purpose of voting AGAINST Obama, who reminds them of the corrupt socialists that have been destroying their country for decades.

    • asl3676

      They’re searching you out?   LMFAO…..

  • Bretagneb

    I’m sorry, he is not a nice guy who is over his head.  H is an evil force who is deliberately trying to destroy this country and its future.  His past associations and associates, his own autobiographical writings and plenty of other evidence backs up what I have just written.  I’m sorry, I don’t like his wife, either.  Her background reveals a racist, anti-white mindset and a profound dissatisfaction with this country and everything it means to the rest of us.
    She is pretending to be a nice person in just the same way her husband is pretending to be a “nice guy.”  If you are thinking of voting for him, I suggest you take some time and read the writings of Dinesh D’Souza, Aaron Klein, Ed Klein and Bob Woodward and get your information up to speed.

    • mepluribusunum

      Spot on!

    • Drew Page

      You want to know what Obama is like?    Read his books.  He was no teenager when he wrote them, they are extremely revealing and give you an insight into who this man really is.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1328393348 Michael Bowler

    Truth be told, I wouldn’t want to have a coffee or a beer with either of the candidates for president.

    That said, I’m not crazy about Romney but I’m voting for him…because I think Obama is a dangerous ideologue whose beliefs are not just wrong but highly counterproductive. 
    Once I’m done helping Romney beat Obama at the polls, I’m going to start looking for Romney’s replacement.

    • George Goldtrap

      Let’s let Romney have at it but let’s also find a Libertarian to replace Romney and get America back to its founding principle of Freedom and Justice for all.

  • jujubeebee

    Nancy’s letter was great.   Maybe it will help.  I don’t know.   I watched the DNC and I have my doubts.  The media controls the message and the message is manipulation, bribes and false promises.   This is not the country that elected a man that said “Ask not what your country can do for you; Ask what you can do for your country”.     It has changed into an entitlement of “Ask me not why you have to chip in for my birth control pills and abortions”……and many other similar greedy things.   The country is divided.  The problem is that some people think it takes a village and others think it takes a caring, ungreedy, and loving family.   The situation in Chicago with the teacher’s strike has flipped the democratic goals and union goals upside down.   I think some of those college kids coming out without jobs would be grateful to give teaching a try in Chicago!
    Nancy’s letter is great but I am not sure that the ears of those diehard Democrats or union people are open to listening.   The greed and selfishness is not about income level.  Romney is generous with what he has earned so I don’t buy into the narrative put forth on him.   He gave up his inheritance and he gives generously to his church.   It doesn’t matter how much or how little you have to be greedy.  Obama is appealing to the greed in his base and I find it sad.

  • asl3676

    Here is the real agenda for those of you who wish to know…..
    Romney Plan: Billions in Tax Cuts for GOP’s Largest Donor
    There’s a bevy of right-wing billionaires underwriting the Republican election effort, but the spending of one far outpaces the others. Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has contributed more than $36 MILLION to various Republican Super PACs and has pledged to spend $100 MILLION in order to defeat President Obama and elect Mitt Romney.
    While $100 MILLION is a lot of money, it’s nothing compared to what Adelson stands to gain as a result of Mitt Romney’s tax policies. A new analysis out today finds that in just the four years of a Romney administration, Adelson could get a whopping $2.3 BILLION tax cut. That represents an astounding 2,200 percent return on his investment in Mitt Romney.

    • EddieD_Boston

      You are amazingly clueless. If Obama raises taxes on the rich it’ll fund the government for 2 weeks. It’s a red herring being fed to the stupid.

      Obama is such a fool he said the other day he planned to turn the economy around by giving tax breaks to firms that use renewable energy. If you actually believe in this foolishness you’re a moron.

      I’m a member of the Association of Energy Engineers. Trust me, green technologies are a pipe dream and make zero economic sense. Only children and fools believe in them.

      • asl3676

        Clinton era tax rates seemed to work pretty for the economy didn’t they? Bush tax cuts not so much…..

        • EddieD_Boston

          The issue is a red herring. Raising taxes on (millionaires, lol) who make $200,000 a year will do NOTHING.
          Plus, if you actually had ANY idea what you were talking about you'd understand Clinton benefited from a balanced budget (thanks Newt) and the economic recovery act passed during the Reagan years.

      • asl3676

        So everyone who doesnt agree with you is a moron and clueless and you’re the expert on all subjects regarding taxes and energy policy?

        • Drew Page

          Why not?   That seems to be how you operate.

        • EddieD_Boston

          Well, I am an energy engineer with an MBA so I probably know more than Obama does, which wouldn't be hard.
          Also, not everyone who disagrees with me is a moron but you've posted some pretty foolish things about the economy and how we're going to turn it around.
          Let me guess, you were a liberal arts major right?

          If you spoke English b/f you went to college to major in English what did you learn? Reading Hemmingway teaches you nothing.
          How about Maddow's little sister Christopher Hayes on MSNBC. He was a philosophy major at Columbia. Now he spews his left-wing foolishness thinking he actually knows something.

          • asl3676

            I’m a law school graduate who worked on Wall Street for 20 years…. Economic policy and political discussion have little in common…I know you are aware of that….I will assume you voted for McCain because you favor Republican economic policy…Other than tax cuts, in my opinion, there is not much difference between GOP and Democratic economic policies….

          • EddieD_Boston

            Enviro-fundamentalism is owned lock, stock & barrel by the Dems. Whether they realize it or not the EPA sends more jobs to China than evil capitalists do. It's a HUGE myth that it's all about wages. Taxes (the highest corporate taxes in the industrialized world) and regulation has more to do with it. Wages are an apples and oranges deal. A manufacturing facility in China may have say 10,000 workers. In America we'd automate most tasks ams we'd need a third as many people to produce the same product. Another issue is the cost of energy.

          • EddieD_Boston

            Btw, you seem like a reasonable fella and I take back my disparaging comments.
            Yes, I did vote for McCain although I thought he was a terrible candidate. I knew Obama was a radical leftist from the jump. That said, I was proud of our country for electing him and I thought it was pretty cool to have a president who was my age (Obama is almost exactly a year younger than me (8/2/60 vs 8/4/61).
            Also, I'm NOT a republican. Their party has been taken over the religious nutcases as the democrats have been taken over by radical enviros. I am somewhat moderate on social issues.

          • asl3676

            I appreciate the compliment. I’m not sure that Obama is a radical just as I didn’t think Bush was a radical …If the main issue in the campaign is the economy I don’t understand the difference between the parties regarding job creation.
            The Republican panacea for the economy namely tax cuts doesn’t work anymore. Their playbook is old and outdated. If we are dealing in a consumer economy the best solution, I believe is a stronger middle class hence more consumers….
            I do believe Bobby Valentine should be fired and replaced by Kevin Youkilis….LOL

          • EddieD_Boston

            If Lester and Beckett were 11-8 and 12-6 and not 8-11 and 6-12, respectively, we'd be in the playoff hunt. The blame sits squarely on those two.
            I inherited season tickets to Fenway from my grandfather. They've been in my family since 1947. My grandfather (born in 1899) worked there selling popcorn b/w 1912 and 1916. He saw Babe Ruth's first start in 1914. I often joke that the movie Fever Pitch is about me. I sit there with people I've sat with my whole life.
            As far as the economy…it takes two years to get a permit thru EPA red tape. Eliminate that and lower corporate taxes and it'd do a lot toward keeping jobs here.

          • asl3676

            I’m envious of the Sox tickets..I was at Fenway in 2011 and was trying to get there recently to see Springsteen but got busy…..
            Has the EPA red tape gotten worse over the past few years and if so how? Not my field but I’ve heard the same thing for 20 years.. I’m curious about this subject…

          • EddieD_Boston

            Is hasn't gotten better that's for sure. Plus, the phasing out of coal will increase the cost of energy. Coal is less expensive than oil or natural gas for electric generation. On the other hand, there have been amazing breakthroughs in natural gas drilling. A vain (or whatever they call it) has been discovered in the western NY – western Penn corridor which will last for 100 years. What this means is natural gas prices will be stable for our lifetimes. If you heat with oil switch to gas b/c you'll save a ton of $ for years.

          • asl3676

            My point is that the EPA is a necessary evil… I agree with your energy policy… 

    • Troy Phillips

       Should we start listing the Odumbo donors that have received 30-40x in “stimulus” from what they donated? As miserable as it’s going to be, I can’t wait to watch you little metro-sexual liberals try to make it in the new society. But then  again, maybe you are a gov’t employee. Guess what.. your trough is going to be empty too, just like all of us evil capitalists. Let ya in on a little secret..no corporations, no profits = no tax revenue which = no Uncle Sugar goodies for you. Go occupy something.

      • asl3676

        Start listing them….I can name you 20 Super Pac donors including Mitt Romney who, under the Romney tax plan, would pay virtually nothing in federal taxes…You can’t be that blind that you are unable to follow the money….

        • mepluribusunum

          Who cares??

          • asl3676

            Like most conservatives you could care less about those pesky facts…….No further questions for this witness….LOL

          • Jeffreydan

              One moment you ask what Romney’s plans are, the next you’re telling everyone what his plans are. Interesting that you manage to look ignorant in both instances.

              You’re not exactly going to voice your disapproval of cronyism by voting for the guy who employed the tax-avoiding, job-exporting Jeff Immelt, paid $2 billion to George Soros’ company for oil drilling in Brazil, ”invested” billions of dollars in doomed ventures like donor-controlled Solyndra and Fisker, and gave control of GM to the union.    

          • c hjb

            Go AWAY TROLL!

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/NDWKMFLQD5LIRLNOWQNG6ZVWPY Bob

          Did Romney steal a $trillion from our kids to give to his donors such as Solyndra Executives? Nice.

        • Drew Page

          So go ahead and name them, all 20 of them.

    • mepluribusunm

      Do you have any recollection of the wealth creation in the past 30 years. Methinks you need to hit some history and economic books a little extra hard this semester. I know with good grades you can get into the high school of your choice. And have another drink of that kool aid of yours while you’re at it.

      • asl3676

        Well I finished law school 30 years ago so I may be a little rusty…What book should I read on “wealth creation”?  Do they still make kool aid? LOL

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/NDWKMFLQD5LIRLNOWQNG6ZVWPY Bob

          Yes. A guy had an idea and made millions with his powdered drink. The government stole 50% of his money when he earned it to give to someone else or waste it, then they taxed his capital gains on the 50% he was allowed to keep/invest, then when he died, they took 50% of his estate that he wanted his kids and charity to have. OBAMA = TAX AND SPEND / ROMNEY = KEEP MORE OF YOUR MONEY AND STOP GOVT. WASTING IT!

          • asl3676

            Bob,

              You obviously dont know the difference between states tax rate and effective tax rate nor how the system allows for easy avoidance of inheritance tax through trusts and offshore accounts.
               I understand your theory but it is not reality or even close to reality. Romney paid 13% in taxes not 50%..

        • Drew Page

          Read another law book.   The American Trial Lawyers Association have found lots of ways to create wealth.   Many of them get into government where they learned to make real money for themselves.   While they are at it they learn to make laws they exempt themselves from and get away with insider trading that would land them in jail if they weren’t in Congress.   When they retire from politics, they become lobbyists and make even more money.    Of course I am sure that your legal career included only pro bono work and that you got by on a meager pittance.

    • Toto

      I’m glad there are still people left in the country with 36 million dollars.  Give Obama another 4 years and there won’t be.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/NDWKMFLQD5LIRLNOWQNG6ZVWPY Bob

      Like Barack’s best bud, controller of MSNBC, NBC propaganda and CEO of GE, Jeffrey Immelt? Yeah, in return for his pro-Obama media, According to the New York Times story, GE reported U.S. profits of $5.1 billion in 2010 (and $14.2 billion worldwide).  In fact, G.E. claimed a tax benefit of $3.2 billion.” The company accomplished this, the story said, due to “an aggressive strategy that mixes fierce lobbying for tax breaks and innovative accounting that enables it to concentrate its profits offshore.” They paid ZERO taxes. Seriously, Fact Check these points. http://www.audacityofhypocrisy.com/fashion-shows/

    • Drew Page

      It would be worth it at twice the price to get rid of Obama.

  • venter

    Thank you for printing Nancy’s  letter.  Her thoughts are mine and many of my friends and the people in my community.  I did not vote for Obama for many reasons .  Mostly  lack of experience  and we are paying for it now.  We are a mentally depressed over our sad state of affairs in Washington.  Our security, unemployment, ECONOMY, weak in the eyes of the world, being  divided  by class are making Americans  SAD &MAD.   Yes he inherited a bad economy.  What about all the those other problems?  They are not what we wanted.  Nothing is better than FOUR YEARS AGO.  If he is voted out it is because  he had  his chance.  Experience matters!   

  • joer1

    I agree completely with Bernie and his wife, Nancy.  I do however,  feel the need to defend Rush Limbaugh who … early on said of the Obama Administration,  “I hope he fails”.  Rush understood where President Obama’s policies would take this country…. so, he hoped he failed.  Rush was right!  I do not want to go where we are being taken and I HOPE HE FAILS!  Let no one forget, on January 21, 2001 … one day after the inauguration of George W. Bush, the DEMOCRATS were simply pissed off they had lost and they immediately hoped he would fail.  They and their friends in the MEDIA … wished he failed and started the drumbeat to make him a “one term President”.

    • Troy Phillips

      Exactly – she lost me after that uninformed Rush reference. And the over the head thing – wow. He’s incredibly competent and effective in accomplishing his agenda. Why do we continue to run cover for this guy? Are we really that scared to criticize? Has the race card trumped all meaningful dialogue?

      • asl3676

        The Rush reference is not uninformed…On February 28, 2009 he said that he hoped Obama would fail….Look it up….

        • Troy Phillips

          My point was her context was completely wrong as has already been noted here in other comments . Of course Rush wanted a socialist, big Gov’t, anti-American regime to fail as does any patriotic conservative in this country. He unfortunately has been VERY successful. 16 trillion in debt, doubled the food stamp recipients, shutting down oil/gas exploration as well as coal and setting the stage for a single payer gov’t run healthcare system.  Outside of DC, NY and Cali – the rest of us kind of agrees with Rush.

          • asl3676

            So Rush wants the country to fail unless his guy gets elected? Very patriotic….How did Rush know Obama was all of these things 40 days into his term? He must be a man of great knowledge and education instead of the pill popping, oft married, college dropout, ego maniac I’ve read about…

          • Troy Phillips

            Well, he’s no  Chrissy Mathews or Rachel Maddow.   

          • Jeffreydan

              You just might grasp it if I put it this way:

              Answer yes or no: if Mitt Romney becomes president, will you want him to succeed? 

          • asl3676

            Rush probably weighs more than Chris and Rachel combined, is richer than both of them combined and has been married more than both of them combined…LOL

    • asl3676

      Tell me what Democrat said on January 21, 2001 that they hoped Bush would fail? The imaginary Democrat in your head or the one Fox News told you about…

      • joer1

        Don’t play dumb!  The Democrats desire for Bush to fail did not need to be explicit.  You know very well they were determined for this man to fail and they were determined to make him a one term President.  September 11, 2001 forced them to be quiet for about 6-7 months.  They voted for the war then realized that “accord” was unproductive to the goal of “one term” so, little by little they came out of the hole – first with expressions that to disagree was not unamerican … then the floodgate opened.  They clearly wanted him to fail and they undermined him at every turn but after 9/11 they couldn’t get way with using the words – “I want the President to fail”. For the first 6 – 7 months they said he “stole” the election … they said he was “not elected” and they undermined him at every turn.  9/11 made them go silent and they voted with him…. then, as soon as it was “safe”, they went on the attack.  “Bush lied and people died”.  They blamed Bush for the $2 gas.    Don’t play the BS card.  They were not “imaginary” and don’t blame Fox News for not serving your Kool Aid!

        • asl3676

          As a lawyer I would have to say that your answer is non responsive….. I asked which Democrat wanted Bush to fail? Look it up and get back back to me….A generic Democrat is not good enough…

          • joer1

             Since you are a lawyer, you know what folks say the first thing one does with the lawyers …..
            Sir, I don’t drink “Kool-aid” … unfortunately,  you and I can never communicate.  Best of luck to you.

          • asl3676

            I understand…as soon as I ask for a fact you’re outta here…typical right wing behavior……

          • joer1

            As always … you are right !

          • asl3676

            Thanks…

      • Paul Courtney

        Looks like law school finished you.  Does the phrase “selected not elected” ring any bells?  Just to be responsive, I’ll name Al Sharpton, but countless Ds were chanting Bush was not legitimately Pres. (you think birthers were the first?) which goes beyond hoping for failure. 

        • asl3676

          Law School may have finished me but it did teach me to seperate fact from opinion…..Republican Congressional leaders reportedly met on January 20, 2009 to discuss their strategy to obstruct Obama policies. As the U.S. was in a serious financial and economic crisis the Republican Congressional leadership including Boehner decided to obstruct anything and everything including jobs bills, stimulus etc.

  • bifozz

    I totally agree.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMJUHF4UNZWSLIDRXPSSTOHA3Q Shane

    If McCain had been elected the economy would be in much better shape than it is now. Obama’s policies have failed and he has failed to unite our country. Under Obama, the national debt has increased by $5 trillion. I see no evidence that Obama will do anything that seriously reduces the feds yearly deficit. Let’s give Romney a chance to see what he will do; he really could not be worse than Obama has done.

  • robin in fl

    said very eloquently and to the point..smart lady she is.no wonder Mr G married her

  • Malabu

    Thank you Nancy for taking the time to write your letter. However, I’m afraid there are those who just don’t get it. I agree with your sentiments and like you, I fear this wonderful country of our is just sliding out of control. Please continue to encourage others as will I, to vote for the Romney/Ryan ticket..

    • asl3676

      Be afraid….be very very afraid….those colored folks and hispanics are taking over…..

      • Troy Phillips

        No. They’re just getting suckered again for their vote. Look at New Orleans and Detroit for example. Two cities that have had 50 plus years of Democrat run government at every level (Jindal the exception). Third world economy at best with  crime infested cesspools. They are  not taking over – just voting in a socialist regime that could give a rats a#s about them. This is your last best chance and “those colored folks” are about to blow it. Unlike you libs, we actually believe in those “colored folks”. They aren’t low functioning humans that need to be settled in a gov’t subsidized commune with a monthly check to subsist.They have the same abilities and attributes of every other race. It’s unfortunate that the left has manged to convince so many minorities and others that this is not the case.

        • asl3676

          Those colored folks are suckers but you’re not….based upon what ? Your superior education or the fcat you believe that tax cuts for the rich benefit you….whose the sucker?

          • Troy Phillips

            I don’t buy into the marxist ideology that you obviously are all in on. Tax the rich! Go for it! 250k income earners pay 64%. How much should they pay big boy?  Seems to be the million dollar question that no one on your side will answer. You know why? It’s just to get covetous, self-entitled losers like you all riled up. Seems to be working. TAX THE RICH! Wow – that’s a great retirement package..hope it works out for ya.

          • Jeffreydan

              You keep saying that you’re a 60-year-old attorney. Speaking as a man who has read lots of your posts, either you stopped maturing about 47 years ago or you’re a liar. 

          • asl3676

            So you are saying I’m young at heart?..Thanks for the compliment…LOL

        • asl3676

          Don’t forget all the colored folks and Puerto Ricans in New York….drugging and whoring for a living…outrageous

          • Troy Phillips

            Let me guess. You are a product of our exemplary gov’t run school system and you’re 23-30 yrs old. Just a guess as your incredibly uninformed, vomit lib talking points (and weak ones at that), assume all conservatives hate minorities and you hate rich people and demand they should give you more of their stuff. Fk off troll.

          • asl3676

            Sorry… I’m 60 years old, over educated including law school and fairly well off financially….Conservatives don’t hate minorities they are just afraid of anyone who doesn’t look like them….

          • Brett

            When the shoe fits, you can not acquit. You sir are a flaming racist and a smug, but obviously incoherent blowhard. You make me laugh, derisively. You’ve bought the Oblahblahblah smokescreen you poor little sheep and hopefully will follow him over the cliff.Goodriddance to you both.(OBLAHBLAHBLAH AND ASL3676). By the way, where is O’s first budget in over 1200 days?

      • Paul Courtney

        So, like, we’re having this discussion, right, and it’s, like, all about Obama and people who like him and stuff, and I said, like, whatever, right?  And then this old guy says, like, “colored folks” and “puerto ricans” drugging and whoring and stuff, so I say “hey, man, we don’t need your one-percenter hate and racism here, man.”  And he said, like, “no, I’m like you, I was just making fun of those racist right wingers.”  He looked like an old white rich guy, so I said, like, “whatever, take your Nazi hate back to your gated mansion.”  That got him, he seemed really sad that we threw him out of the camp, but we can’t let haters mess up the movement.

        • asl3676

          I’m not like you…I’m mocking you and your fear of anyone who doesnt look like or think like you ala Archie Bunker…..

          • Paul Courtney

            Swiiiing…and a miss.  The “mocking” should have some connection to the “you”.  Mocking you for thinking like OWS kooks (addled) hits the mark.  Mocking me for looking and thinking like ala [sic] Archie Bunker is a very wide miss, meathead, but it does show your age.

          • asl3676

            Thanks.. I guess you’re giving me a failing grade in mocking….Will need to improve..

  • Gailb53

    Nancy,my sentiments exactly.  Thank you for writing what i have been tweeting and posting on fb hoping it would spread .  We are two people with the same heart.  I feel real dread at what is going to happen if Obama is re-elected.  Keep trying to get the message out Nancy and i will do they same.

  • RalphHahn

    Nancy writes a terrific letter.  I would send it to every major newspaper and magazine in the U.S. that has an Op-Ed or Letter To The Editor column, just signed by Nancy Solomon.The one thing that I would want to know, Bernie, is…did you have her letter fact-checked? lol

  • RalphHahn

    Nancy writes a terrific letter.  I would send it to every major news and magazine in the U.S. which has an Op-Ed or Letter To The Editor column, signed by Nancy Solomon.

    The one thing that I would want to know, Bernie, is…do you have her letter fact-checked? lol

  • kayakbob

    4 years ago, I did think The President was “a nice guy”.  I remember one exchange with Hillary Clinton where he seemed quite uncomfortable with the pettiness. 

    Somewhere during the 2010 congressional campaign, a small and petty side began to show.

    Now?  That small, petty, and sometimes flat out bitter tone, is on display almost daily.  Either he changed significantly in those 4 years, or it was a facade all along.  One or the other.

    But what difference does it make what he showed in 2008.  This is 2012.

    • Wheels55

      I saw the same thing. It made me think that he may work with Republicans, even just a little. Obama has turned out to be a nice guy only if you see things his way. Like a spoiled child.

      I heard it said today that this divisiveness between parties seem to really take off when Republicans tried to get Clinton out of office via impeachment. If so, this crap has become the Hatfields and McCoys.

  • http://www.navygentleman.com/political/ Billyb9

    I.just.don’t.get.it.

    Perhaps Americans are just as slow and doltish as Democrats make them out to be.

    The democrats were fooled by Gore: Americans at large wouldn’t buy it
    The democrats were fooled by Kerry: Americans at large wouldn’t buy it.
    The democrats were fooled by Obama: Americans let their white guilt get the best of them.
    I don’t believe for a moment that anybody with conservative stirrings
    thought this guy was going to transcend anything let alone the racial,
    economic, cultural or political divide. He is (and presented himself to
    be) the great divider.

    I preach to the choir though- who on any of the sites I heart to heart with didn’t see right through this phoney?

    • Factman

      not enough billy boy….    not enough !    too bad.

      • http://www.navygentleman.com/political/ Billyb9

         Want more?  We currently have a man with successful executive and market experience wanting the job that President Obama now holds.

        For what ever the reason the rest of America decided that it was ok to put a professor in the White House who needed on the job training, even though we were facing some financial hardships ahead, still were at war with an enemy whose entire purpose in life was to kill the infidel (you and me, and all our kids), and the most divided government we’d seen in our generation.  He’s failed to learn- and may not have the aptitude.  

        It’s ok, time to let him go.  Let him go.  Everybody, even Michelle will be much happier. 

  • Ksp48

    Except for that “he’s a nice guy ” sop, I agree. No point in mentioning it to an Obama supporter, but he’s not a nice guy. He’s an arrogant, thin skinned, whinny, vindictive , mean spirited narcissist. 

  • muppetmel

    Very excellent letter. People have got to wake up. And you have just around 55 days to figure it out!

  • Wheels55

    Bernie,
    Your wife’s opening paragraph is exactly the thoughts I had in 2008. I agree with most of her letter.
    But I didn’t see Obama uniting us due to his methods and severe lack of experience. But I too had hope. We needed Obama to be successful. He failed. He will fail again. We can’t afford more failure.

  • dmark


     Unlike some I wasn’t rooting for him to fail; instead I wanted our President to unite us and get our country back on track.

    Perhaps you should send some sort of letter to Mitch Mcconnell who said job #1 was to defeat Obama or to Paul Ryan and friends who met the day of the inauguration to plot how to obstruct any efforts of the President to improve the economy.

    • muppetmel

      That has no basis in reality. They may have planned to defeat Obama, but Obama’s had four years to sort the mess out and instead he’s sunk you deeper and deeper in the mire. You want 4 more years to see how much worse it can get? Move to Greece, you might be better off!

    • Ksp48

      Job # 1 is to defeat him and while i don’t watch Rush Limbaugh I happened to see him on O’Reilly the night he said he hoped Obama failed. It was entirely clear to me he was talking about Obama’s efforts to “fundamentally transform” the Country and its economy. 

      • dmark

        Foolish me, in the worst recession since the 30s I would have thought getting the economy back on track would be job #1. 
        Oh well, they did put up a lot of anti abortion bills. I guess that was job #1.

        • Troy Phillips

          You don’t read much, huh?

  • Iragoldberg

    Nancy wrote to those who voted for Obama four-years-ago. Nowhere does it say undecided voters. If you want to attack make sure you read the letter carefully first. Nancy used words any fourth grader could understand.

    • http://www.navygentleman.com/political/ Billyb9

       Could be a good thing- you understood it.  Hey, when I started to write I used sentences structures and words that would only impress my college professor.  He gave me an F.   When I queried, he informed me that I was writing to be understood, not to impress.  He told me 5th grade to 6th grade level for general public, 9th grade for most college articles, and college level only if I wished to bloviate and have my message misunderstood.

  • asl3676

    Sheldon Adelson Stands To Get $2 Billion Tax Cut If Mitt Romney Is Elected: Report…..This is what the Romney campaign is all about…WAKE UP..
    Under Romney plan Romney would pay almost nothing in taxes…..WAKE UP

  • Berryraymond

    Bernie, I forgot to mention,  You did out run your coverage.

  • Berryraymond

    I just don’t get it.  When a man shows he is in favor of socialism, marxism, and communism, why is it that we are hell bound to say I hope he succeedes and doesn’t fail.  What kind of reason must someone have to cheer for a President who wants to change America.  This meeting of both sides to compromise is just as stunning.  How can any American compromise with socialist values.   Lets just be bipartisan and pass bills that are half socialism and half free market.  Am I living in some kind of  Twlight Zone.  I hope the Washington Redskins win but I also want the Cowboys to win when they play each other.  Sure not a problem.  I get the Democrats position, what I don’t get is the Republicans.  We seem to apologize for living.

  • asl3676

    President Barack Obama got a three-percentage-point bump in voter support immediately after last week’s Democratic National Convention, to 50% from 47% before the convention. He now leads Mitt Romney by six percentage points.Read more at GALLUP.com….ALERT TO BERNIE GOLDBERG FANS….Get ready for four more years of whining and hate..

    • guest

      Look at the polling data. Do the math. Romney is leading. There was no bump.

      • asl3676

        I am citing latest Gallup poll…..believe  or ignore whatever you want or watch Fox News..they’ll tell you what you want to hear…

      • Factman

        FOX NEWS FAN HERE,    get around a bit more “guest”

    • Troy Phillips

      Was that after Axelrod and the DOJ went after Gallup? yep —  I am constantly amazed. Do you work? Do you work in private industry? Do you understand free market economics? Do you understand that capital today is incredibly portable and will not stay here with the tax rates coming in 2013 and O-care? Do you understand you cannot continue to confiscate, through force, the productivity of risk takers without consequence? Do you understand we do not have an economy without utilizing and extracting  our fossil fuels? Do you understand that obliterating our national defense isn’t going to make Iran or Russia like us? Whining and hate will be the least of our worries, my friend.

  • Trnsamcc

    Excellent! You could have never said it better!!!!

  • R. Allen

    Your wife has said it with no frills and the silent cry of those who will be thrown along side the road if his socialisttic mantra is let to be the way of this once great country.

  • Wallaceflint

    Hi Bernie,
       Your wife Nancy  makes a lot of sense and writes a good letter. It’s a sad day for our country if Barack Obama gets in again. Mitt Romney has had both governmental (as governor of Massachussets) experience  and as a businessman with Bain Capitol. He’s not a slick talker like Obama, but he has the background and experience to get the “job” done.
       Being a slick talker isn’t necessary to get the job of president done, as we have seen, for the last 3  plus years. Romney seems to be a doer- which is what we need to get America going again, not a “slap on the back”. We took a chance on an unexperienced person like Obama- why not a Mitt Romney who has had the background needed to get us going again.
       Tell Nancy she’s “on the ball” and way ahead of a lot of people. Hey why not- she’s married to a real smart guy!

                          In God We Trust!
                          Wally Flint- Boonville, NY
                         E-mail-  Wallaceflint@aol.com

  • BurtPrelutsky

    Dear Ms. Solomon: I agree with you completely.  Well, almost completely; I don’t think Obama is a nice guy.  A nice guy doesn’t give speeches in which he insults people like Sam Alito and Paul Ryan when they’re seated right in front of him and forced by protocol to sit there and take it.  And a nice guy doesn’t tell those on the other side of the aisle to sit down, shut up and get out of his way, and a nice guy doesn’t silence the fellow he defeated in a presidential election by telling him, “I won, you lost.”

    That said, I hope your letter will convince your friends to do the right thing in November.

    Regards, Burt

  • asl3676

    As usual,  not a word on why one should vote for Romney. I understand that Republicans want to forget about the Bush years but the economy doesn’t work that way….It takes much longer to rebuild than to destruct.
    Mrs. Goldberg identifies the problems but has no solutions…typical conservative nonsense.

    • Jeffreydan

        Would you vote for Romney if Ms. Solomon had written more to your expectations?

        BTW, President Reagan took office amidst worse conditions and got things back on track in less time than it’s taken BO.

        Just get past your chronic denial and accept your man-child can’t lead.

      • asl3676

        BTW, economic conditions have greatly changed over the past 30 years… The U.S. has no more manufacturing base as it did in 1981…Where are all of these jobs suppossed to come from? I know you understand that Washington does not create jobs, industry does.
        Please let me know how Romney will be creating 12 million jobs?

        • Wheels55

          You answered your own question. By getting Washington out of the way and letting businesses run themselves. Obama has done nothing for businesses except regulate them, call them rich and undertaxed – creating a negative business environment. How many small businesses will want to get above 50 employees and have to deal with Obamacare? Not many at all.

          • asl3676

            First , getting Washington out of the way is a talking point not a policy….What regulation are you talking about?
            Also, how many small businesses have paid social security and medicare taxes for their employees for the past 50 years? Economy has done pretty well over that period of time hasn’t it?

          • Wheels55

            Many regulations. It wears down business admin.
            By the way, I’m not saying Obama has put all of these regulations in place. He certainly has not been business friendly, but congress has become regulation happy.
            I find it odd and certainly sad that the one piece of legislation that was repealed, the Glass-Steagall Act, could have saved us a lot of headaches (thank you Clinton).

          • asl3676

            Changing doctors doesn’t eliminate one”s disease….If it was onlty that simple…

          • asl3676

            There are always regulations that need to be adjusted…Businesses run themselves unless they have government contracts….Think the government runs Apple, IBM, Google etc?

        • Shadbait

          With a lower corporate tax base , less regulation and smarter trade agreements that limit corporate ability to ship plants overseas our jobs will come back. With a lower base tax rate we will create more investment and more demand. With a repeal of Obamacare , lower taxes on everybody and less onerous EPA regulation , an evironment of stability and certainty will allow businesses to hire again. With a repeal of this Dodd-Frank fiasco liquidity will be freed up for loans. Dodd-Frank is an onerous law that is destroying capital investment and does nothing to eliminate “too big to fail”. By restructuring SS , Medicare and Medicaid for younger workers we can eliminate the chance they go insolvent , create greater certainty in our markets and save these programs which will return confidence to the american people.By eliminating the EPA and transferring their authority to states and away from unelected bureaucrats we can unlock our energy resources which will create millions of jobs. By restructuring the Dept. of Ed. or eliminating and getting rid of public teachers unions we can provide our children with an educational environment that will prepare them to be competitive in the world. Pumping trillions of dollars down the education rat hole via the DOE since 1978 has done nothing but brainwash our kids to the liberal mantra and has thrust the USA to 15th in the world in math and 17th in science. Indeed , Democrat and Obama’s policy has the USA curerently ranked 7th in economic competiveness. All of these proposals are on the table from the Romney/Ryan ticket. Now , let me know what Obama’s plan is for creating jobs. He has no plan. He hasn’t had a plan and he’s too damn dumb to come up with a plan. All we get from this guy is throw more money at the problem , raise taxes , class warfare and empty , hot air speeches that double down on the same nonsense he has proposed for the last four years.

          • asl3676

            You make some good points…However,the effective corporate tax rate is the lowest in U.S. history…
            We are electing a President not a king…Congress and the Supreme Court have a large role in changing policy and Congress won’t change much as long as they are bought and paid for by business interests….

    • Shadbait

      What makes you think Bush created this mess we are in. I suspect you’ve never heard of the Community Reinvestment Act of Jimmy Carter or the doubling down on this nonsense by Bill Clinton. A housing market collapse created a liquidity melt down that thrust us into this economic malaise. Bush staved off complete collapse with TARP. Our economic downturn coincided exactly with the Democratic takeover of congress in 2006. Or how about Medicaid? The brainchild of Lyndon Johnson and let’s not forget Social Security , birthed under another Democratic regime. Or Medicare. All Democratic , social experiments that , through mismanagement are gutting this country and thrusting us to insolvency. What’s the Democratic plan to save these programs and to keep them from bankrupting the nation? Obamacare? I’ll tell you , they have NO plan. If you were paying attention to anything going on around the world today you would know that these types of socialist policies are bankrupting the planet. If you had a clue as to Obama’s true nature and his core belief that America is a problem in the world and has intentionally stolen the wealth of less fortunate nations and needs to be downsized and put in it’s place by spreading the wealth of the USA around the world , you would not be supporting this guy. But since you are misinformed , blind and ignorant and refuse to do any research , go ahead and support this guy and know that with your vote you are helping to destroy a once great nation. Obama courts the stupid vote and you fit the bill. 

      • asl3676

        Tell me why to vote for Romney other than he’s a Republican and his last name is not Obama..

        • Wheels55

          Good enough reasons

          • asl3676

            I understand… Ignorance is bliss….

      • Shascooco

        Australia spends 8.5% of GDP on its medicare system. Its available to all citizens free.We have a healthy and productive population and economy due to this. The USA spends 14.5% of GDP and few can access it to the level of their needs. And the USA has a sick population and under productive economy. Your problem there, too many greedy drug / medical corporations and the extreme power of the union namely the AMA. Universal access healthcare managed properly and efficiently does not and has not bankrupted our economy. The two evils Greed and Power , is what has bankrupted your economy , morally and fiscally !

    • Wheels55

      A lot of people voted for Obama to not vote for Palin. So, there is one type of reason to vote for Romney. The best reason is that Obama didn’t have a clue in 2008 and still doesn’t. He has absolutely no business mind. “It’s the economy stupid” and we don’t need stupid trying to fix it. Romney is a very successful businessman and smart CEO. He will surround himself with solid people, not buddies he owes favors to.

      • asl3676

        What survey/poll are you referring to that shows “a lot of people voted for Obama to not voye for Palin.”?? The last businessman elected President was Herbert Hoover..didn’t work out so well….The Government is not a business…Business does not go to war nor does it support seniors, education, defense spending etc…

        • Wheels55

          No survey nor poll – just people I know.

          • asl3676

            As Obama won by 10 million votes I doubt Palin made much of a difference either way….other than to Tina Fey…LOL

  • Webmaster

    Obama’s “Workplace Violence” tag for the murders
    at Ft. Hood by a Jihadist should have done it for any red-blooded American voter on
    the re-election of this radical president. 
    And Obama’s meetings with the Muslim Brotherhood at our White House only
    encouraged its election in Egypt, Brotherhood supporters after winning dragging
    secular journalists out of their workplace and torturing or crucifying them on
    the spot. 

    So much for arrogant Google’s Arab Spring, as its liberal
    programmers sit safe and sound in their little progressive fish bowls in
    California while real blood from innocent people wanting Democracy is spilled
    onto the streets of Egypt.  And where is
    this news from our “intellectual” mainstream media, reminding us of another
    media in Germany just before the March 1932 elections? 

    Yet Obama says nothing about these atrocities, just like
    he said nothing when the Muslims rebels he helped in Libya went on to cleanse
    African blacks from hundreds of square miles of their own land.

    This president is just plain dangerous with all his Alinsky-trained
    smiles, allowed to use our military and NATO to cleanse dictators from Muslim
    countries that clears a path for the Muslim Brotherhood to take over.   Unfortunately only the choir would watch
    these warnings from the movie “2016.”

    But don’t tell these news stories to liberals who believe
    that a free contraceptive is the only thing that makes America a great place to
    live.   They’re so lost in their failed
    ideology they won’t even read the tea leaves right in front of them!

    http://whitehouse.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/05/white-house-meets-with-muslim-brotherhood/http://www.ijreview.com/2012/08/13345-anarchy-in-egypt-state-literally-crucifies-muslim-brotherhood-opposers/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pt_V2StRur8&feature=player_embedded

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/07/25/Pentagon-Islamic-Adviser-Reappears-as-Political-Leader-for-Syrian-Muslim-Brotherhood-Dominated-Group

    As a final thought, in the 1950′s if a SS Officer from
    Germany was a mole in the U.S. Army and murdered 13 GIs on American soil while
    praising Hitler as he mowed them down, President Truman then daring to call it
    “Workplace violence,” unlike today’s liberals in America those
    Americans in 1944 would have kicked Truman out of office before week’s end,
    understanding the meaning of betrayal.   

    And there-in lies the problem with a 2012 society that has
    more communication tools than any other in history, yet chooses to be spoonfed
    what goes on around them by trained lapdog journalists, their tablets and smart
    phones not unlike Stalin’s Straw to calm the masses. 

    It’s what happens when a country has too many
    pajama propeller heads and not enough pilots.
     

  • beniyyar

    Obama asked for the job of President, and he claimed that  he could tackle the economic meltdown.  My parents died and they left me some money, I inherited  that money.  Obama inherited nothing, he ran for  office fully aware that  he was taking on the job and the economic problems.  He  plainly could not do the  job and falsely claimed that he could, I call that fraud!

    • asl3676

      Obama inherited nothing? Do you think the U.S. economic problems began in January 20, 2009? Do you think outsourcing of jobs began the day Obama became President?  You are being illogical and irrational….

      • brad

        Do you think the economic problems start in 2008 or even 2000?  NOPE!!!  60 years of living beyond our means.

        • asl3676

          So we agree? How do you propose Washington replace the manufacturing and construction jobs lost over the past 30 years?

          • Ksp48

            Oh, you’re just a troll. I didn’t know they infected even this board. 

          • asl3676

            Great response to my question…With that type of response you should be working for the Romney campaign……LOL

      • beniyyar

        Do you even know what an inheritance is?  Obama asked for the job, he inherited nothing!  Simply put, Obama claimed he could do the work, plainly he couldn’t!

        • asl3676

          How about Bush…did he do his job? I’m sure you thought Clinton was incompetent… Easy to criticize, much more difficult to come up with solutions….

          • beniyyar

            Obama promised to correct America’s economic problems and he plainly didn’t.  In fact I believe that if anyone but Obama had been elected President in 2008, we would have less than 4% unemployment since 2009.  Obama is just not up to the job of President, but he plays really good golf and is an expert on taking vacation!

          • asl3676

            “Obama promised to correct America’s economic problems…”? When did he do that?
            Do you think he has a magic wand? Do you think the President creates jobs or sends them overseas? What a bunch of nonsense…

      • Ksp48

        Your reading comprehension is at a very low level. Perhaps if you read beniyyar’s post again and paused a bit, you might have a better chance. 

        • asl3676

          Perhaps it is and perhaps you can tell me what I’m not comprehending?

  • TransplantedTexan

    I guess he is a “nice guy” if you consider a pseudo-liberal, marxist socialist who is deliberately trying to destroy the United States a “nice guy.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/mario.goveia Mario Goveia

    I’m sick and tired of this caveat that Obama “inherited a tough economy.”  He and the Democrats played a major role in the economy he inherited.  The book Reckless Endangerment by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Gretchen Morgenson, from the liberal icon New York Times no less, has documented the Democrat role from Bill Clinton to Barney Frank to Chris Dodd, in creating, protecting and defending the use of the Community Reinvestment Act to implement social engineering that was fundamentally flawed.  The goal was to force the banks to lend yo low income people with risky credit ratings.  The banks were forced to lower their credit standards and develop the sub-prime mortgages to enable these people to make their monthly payments.  They then bundled these risky loans and sold them to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the bankers and executives all made huge bonuses based on a house of cards.  When the long Bush business cycle began to slow, as these cycles always do, the low income people began defaulting and the whole mirage collapsed.  Barack Obama as a community agitator in Chicago was at the forefront of pressuring banks to force them to make more risky loans using ACORN as his front, and even sued Citibank as part of his role.  Thus Obama and the Democrats played a major role in the economy he inherited.

    • muppetmel

      Super post Mario! Or should I say Super, Mario!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.lyles1 Jesse Lyles

    So True !

  • Tiny Tim

    If I had a beer with Obama, I would pour it on his head for what he’s done to divide the country and wreck the economy.  Another four years of this will make us closer to a Greece-type existence and perhaps permanently separate us from the free market principles that helped make Americathe envy of the world.

    • asl3676

      Dear Tiny,

        Do yoiu think you would pour a beer on a white guy? Wish you would pour a beer on Obama…probably get you 10 years in Federal prison for assaulting a federal official.

  • Paul Courtney

    Bernie:  Congratulations, like me, you married up!

    • muppetmel

      LOL!

  • http://www.thoughtsaloud.com ◄Dave►

    Aha! Now we know whence came your escape from the MSM mindset, which launched your fame and fortune. Behind every successful man is a woman… I dare you to allow her to read the letter I sent you last year:

    http://www.thoughtsaloud.com/2011/07/26/to-bernie-goldberg/

    …she might have words with you about it. ;)  ◄Dave►

  • Lawrence Brown

    Why do many conservatives fall back on that “nice guy” cliche?  He is an arrogant, nasty partisan from the Chicago democrat machine.  Whatever his personal and private qualities, they are irrelevant as far as the permanent damage he’s doing to the country.

    • Paul Courtney

      Lawrence:  How’d that “attack his character” strategy work for Bob Dole?  If people on the fence like him, they’ll turn off your volume before you finish the 2d sentence.  Why not make an argument they might hear?

      • Lawrence Brown

        Paul, Bob Dole was too much of a gentleman to attack Bill Clinton’s “character.”  There was so much history in Clinton’s background that it was campaign malpractice not to go after him on those issues.  As we found out after that election, what was past was prologue.

  • Republicman

    Well said, Nancy. The questions I have are, if Obama wins, will the Republicans in Congress continue to destroy our brand by continuing the obstructionist tactics that are hurting everyone, or will they become the loyal opposition and work with the President in a give-and-take fashion? And if Mitt wins, will we face four more years of what we’ve just been through, with the Dems adopting McConnell’s tactics until Hilary makes her run?

    • Ksp48

      Give and take? Can you tell me any one thing on which the president has compromised? Day 1: “There was an election. I won.”
      Obamacare passed by “reconciliation” without a single Republican vote.  Not one. Unprecedented. 

  • WVF

    Please thank your wife, Bernie, for a fine letter.  Though she makes great points, I hardly doubt that a true liberal will change the way they voted last time, because I agree with Michael Savage “liberalism is a mental disorder.”  In my experience with these people, they are unable to logically and rationally look at any issue.  They tend to rely solely on emotion in the decision making process, which is deadly.  Perhaps, her letter might influence the very small percentage of uncommitted independents, but I’m not sure that will be enough.  If BHO should prevail in this election, I’m afraid America will be lost.   

    • asl3676

      As BHO is going to win and according to you “America will be lost” will you be moving to Mexico or Canada?

      • WVF

        asl3676, no I won’t be moving anywhere, because I am not a coward.  I’m prepared to fight for this country just like the Founders

    • DanB_Tiffin

      Did someone say ‘mental disorder’?
      What do the mad liberals value?

      One more time!!  The transference neuroses of the liberals:

      Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr., M.D. ‘‘The Liberal Mind The Psychological Causes of Political Madness’’ 2006
      pp 328-330:

      QUOTE

      The Values of the Radical Liberal Mind

      . . .

      What the liberal mind is passionate about is a world filled with pity, sorrow, neediness, misfortune, poverty, suspicion, mistrust, anger, exploitation, discrimination, victimization, alienation and injustice. Those who occupy this world are ”workers,” ”minorities,” ”the little guy,” ”women,” and the ”unemployed.” They are poor, weak, sick, wronged, cheated, oppressed, disenfranchised, exploited and victimized. They bear no responsibility for their problems. None of their agonies are attributable to faults or failings of their own: not to poor choices, bad habits, faulty judgment, wishful thinking, lack of ambition, low frustration tolerance, mental illness or defects in character. None of the victims’ plight is caused by failure to plan for the future or learn from experience. Instead, the ”root causes” of all this pain lie in faulty social conditions: poverty, disease, war, ignorance, unemployment, racial prejudice, ethnic and gender discrimination, modern technology, capitalism, globalization and imperialism. In the radical liberal mind, this suffering is inflicted on the innocent by various predators and persecutors: ”Big Business,” ”Big Corporations,” ”greedy capitalists, ”U.S. Imperialists,” ”the oppressors,” ”the rich,” ”the wealthy,” ”the powerful” and ”the selfish.”

      ENDQUOTE

      know your enemy!

      • WVF

        Thanks, DanB_Tiffin, Dr. Rossiter, Jr., has explained it clearly for those of us who are intelligent, logical, and rational, but this sickness of liberal-progressives will not be acknowledge by them, because the ability to do so does not exist.  They live in and connect to an emotional world only.  This is the reason I do not waste my time on them.  If I meet a person who is somewhat open minded, I will make my case for conservatism, but those whom have bought into liberal depravity simply must be ignored.

  • Tim

    For me its very simple. Do you want America to be turned into a socialistic, European style, govt controlled country that is no longer a leader on the world stage or do you want America to return to our founding principles of smaller govt, states rights, individual freedom and a strong national defense, where every American has control over their own lives? It’s a vey simple choice for me! We’ve fought many wars to keep America free and strong! It blows my mind that there are so many Americans willing to give it all up for this liberal progressive pipe dream that has failed miserably everywhere it has been tried! Wake up America before it is too late!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YYPO6SFYFLXEEGSN7MGK5BESLM Tony Moschetti

    The problem is that Obama DIDN”T fail. He promised to “FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM” our country and that is exactly what’s he’s in the process of doing, and another term would be the end of our country as we knew it.

    Being born in America does not make one an American. Look at the U.S. citizens fighting with Al Qaeda! Being American is a state of mind, not an accident of birth.
    Obama does not think like most Americans. If you doubt that at all go to see “2016 Obama’s America”

    This great film explains EXACTLY who Obama is, how he thinks, and WHY. Much comes directly from Obama’s autobiography, the rest from folks he knew in Hawaii and Indonesia where he was reared by Communists, and taught by Marxists, so how could we expect him to think like us!

  • BonnieU2

    Bernie, your wife is not only brilliant, but much nicer and more tolerant than I am! I has two dear friends in Florida, previously from Chicago, and my favorite cousin who not only voted for Obama, but worked for his campaign, registering voters, helping him win Florida. When I asked my cousin about the Abortion issue, he said “that’s not my issue” I haven’t spoken to my cousin since, and the two friends are no longer my friends. I decided we just didn’t have core values in common, and they all three acted like they were in a hypnotic state when they talked about Obama. I tried your wife’s method of trying to point out facts and persuade them otherwise, the first time around, but felt they were not being rational, but emotional, and I just gave up! Does that make me a bad person? (rhetorical question) 

    • asl3676

      Bernie’s wife is brilliant? Compared to whom Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachmann?

      • Tom E

        Troll working out of Axelrod’s garage.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GX6IS3CUXZKIEMD6LWHZ5ZBWWU John

    This letter that your wife wrote to her friends, Mr. Goldberg, sounds very much like the one that I WOULD HAVE written to those of my friends who voted for Barack Obama, but would (most likely) have gotten an earful from those who are so thoroughly enamoured with him that they also seem to have a “slobbering love affair” with him…and simply will NOT see him as anything less than some kind of “all-conquering hero in shining armor”.

    We can now only wait and see how this coming November 6th will play out.

  • Peep

    People have the attention span of a nit on a gnat’s nut these days.  The letter is too general.  You need to make people recall each and every mistake so they realize how many things were done wrong and whether they thought an experienced businessman would have made the same costly mistakes:  foreclosures handling; Cash for Clunkers benefitting foreign automakers (41%); moratorium on drilling in the Gulf, without any
    Department doing an impact study on how it would affect businesses; pushing electric cars after telling people that under him electricity costs will
    skyrocket; promising to put the coal companies out of business
    apparently forgetting their connection to electricity; war on the Chamber of Commerce, a group he should be meeting with regularly on
    what it takes to get businesses to hire; discovers too late that ”
    Shovel-Ready is not as Shovel-Ready as we expected” and  if he would have cut
    every unemployed person a check for $100,000 instead of signing the so-called
    stimulus, taxpayers would have come out ahead by $427 billion dollars; gives a solar panel company (Solyndra) a $535 million government-backed loan over the objections of federal budget analysts and then it goes belly up; pushes electric cars people aren’t buying (Chevy Volt sales expectation
    10,000, sold 7,600 in 2011, with 45,000 the goal in 2012, sold 600 in January
    and 1,000 in February); pushes through Obamacare and doesn’t make
    the connection with businesses not hiring and when time and time again, people
    thru polls have told him “jobs” should be his Number One priority; gives money to Brazil to do the exact same deep sea oil drilling he forbid
    in his own country; establishes his own committee to tell him
    how to get a handle on the national debt and then ignores their recommendations; sends the NLRB to manage prevent Boeing’s expansion operation
    into South Carolina; decides not to enforce immigration laws while African American unemployment is a sky high because the black vote is a lock but he wants more Latino votes; tells people not to go to Vegas; decides to “stimulate the economy” by actively encouraging more people to
    go on food stamps. That’s not stimulating the economy, that’s stimulating
    Democrat voting.

    The closing is: An experienced and successful business man would do better.

  • Drew Page

    Bernie  –  Like your wife, I don’t know if Romney will be a panacea to what ails our country, but we have only two choices this November.  I don’t know if Mitt Romney can or will do what he says he will do.   But I do know that Barack Obama cannot or will not do what he says he will do.   Looking back over the time since Mr. Obama took office, I have seen things go from bad to worse and have heard nothing but excuses and “it’s all Bush’s fault”.   A lot of the economic problems Obama inherited may very well be Bush’s fault, but Bush has been gone for three and -a-half years and all Obama has done is make them worse.

    When Barack Obama ran on Hope & Change, most thought it would be change for the better.  No more partisan politics (red states and blue states) , more transparency, an end to racial divisions, Obama was going to be the man who transcended partisan politics of the past, post all proposed legislation on the internet for days before signing it and heal the racial divisions in the country.  He said his goal was to fundamentally change the United States, unfortunately no one ever asked him “From what to what?”  From being the leader of the free world to just another country?   From an economic system of capitalism to European model of socialism?   From being a creditor nation to a debtor nation?   Those who voted for Obama never asked just exactly what fundamental changes he had in mind, neither did the press.

  • DrSique

    I only disagree with one part of this letter, that Barack Obama is a “nice guy”. I think he is a selfserving hack like so many others in Washington and, the sooner he is gone the better. At the very least, Romney knows economics and that stealing someone elses pie doesn’t grow the pie for everyone. I think the economic playing field, in this country, does need leveling but theft through taxing and redistribution of wealth is not the answer.

  • RICHARDS LYON

    Obama will always be appealing for he has retained his childhood character, free of Empathy and driven by a narcissism that isolates him in the end.

  • jtosullivan

    The letter ‘gently’ spells out the choice between Obama and Romney, and it will work with some.  However I believe that many of Obama’s supporters are in denial and a 2″x 4″ to the head would be more convincing for many more.  This man masquerading as a president is ‘a clear and present danger’ to our country.  Obama couples ideology, with arrogance, narcissism, divisiveness, and incompetence.  His record both domestically and from a foreign policy point of view is a categorically a failure.  America is no longer respected nor feared in Europe, the Middle-East and Asia. Barack Obama must be retired on November 6…unfortunately it will then take years to repair the damage he has wrought upon our nation. 

    • DanB_Tiffin

      I must agree with you. Nancy is polite, but the stark denial among the liberals will not change.  There are just too many examples of  ”why it is futile to argue with a liberal”   Hopefully the codependent liberals will be marginalized by sane america before it is too late.  Assuming it is not already too late.

  • Bruce A.

    Great letter.  Nancy should have her own column on this website.

  • http://blog.cyberquill.com/ Cyberquill

    In a previous post, Bernie said that those who were undecided this late in the game were too dumb to vote. (Obviously, this assessment includes Nacy’s friends.) 

    And now Bernie wants us to send letters to people that, in his own words, shouldn’t vote, asking them to vote. 

    I don’t understand. 

    • Paul Courtney

      Well, Cyber, maybe he said something rash, and his better half prevailed.

  • Montana

    Bernie- ill bet your dinner conversations with your bride must be terrific!! She seems very smart and articulate, while you, well you’re you… I’m kidding of course!

  • Mjakeb123

    I couldn’t have said it better myself!
    Thank you Nancy…

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.oulie Michael Oulie

    That’s about the long and short of it. Truly, why would anyone expect anything different in the next four years? This president has a history of doubling-down on failed and unpopular policies – as if by sheer will power he will make them work.

  • Sbgranny

    This is terrific.  I have several people I want to send this to.

  • http://twitter.com/Jbones72 Jim Regan

    perfect!