As I publish this post, we are nine days from the most important Presidential Election in 32 years. As this historic campaign nears the finish line, the difference between the 2 candidates could not be more clear:
It’s class vs. crass.
After [Mitt] Romney’s initial investment in five rental properties went south, he ended up holding on to them for more than a decade, often renting them at a loss. The Times notes it’s one of few miscues in Romney’s investment history. When he did offload the homes, the renters were given first dibs, but Timothy and Betty Stamps were unable to get a loan for the home because Timothy had recently lost his job.
…“Then I got this phone call, personally, from Mr. Romney, asking if we really wanted to buy the house,” Mr. Stamps, 63, said in an interview the other day at the barbershop he now runs. “I said, yes we did. And he said he would loan us the money. He really helped us when we needed it.”
…Mr. Stamps said that he and his wife had received calls in recent months from strangers who “seemed to be looking for negative stuff” about Mr. Romney, but that the couple had nothing to say to them. (The Stampses recently refinanced the original 30-year loan; the new mortgage, still with Mr. Romney, was dated June 12 but signed just two weeks ago. Details of the interest rate were not included in the public record.)
…Andrea Saul, a Romney campaign spokeswoman, declined to answer questions about the Texas investment.
…[Romney] demonstrated personal faith in the Stampses and it turned into a cool story in which one American could make allowances for another American’s circumstances and take a risk a bank wouldn’t. Liberals find this noble when Freddie and Fannie do it with your money.
Recently, Gov. Romney spoke to an overflow, enthusiastic crowd of over 10,000 at the legendary Red Rocks Theater in Colorado:
The governor returns backstage and he is smiling and shaking hands, taking congratulations from everybody around him. He’s saying how great it was. Somebody yells out he’s going to win Colorado and the governor laughs and says he thinks so too. And then something very interesting happens. He moves away from the group of people just a bit. Maybe ten or fifteen feet or so. Just enough to have a little space to himself. And enough people notice that the area gets a lot more quiet, and they are trying to watch the governor without looking like they are watching the governor. They can all kind of tell something is happening right then. It was described as something very peaceful and powerful that came over that backstage area for a moment. And the governor, he lowers his head and his eyes shut tight and you could see him take a slow deep breath and then he lets it out and says quietly, but just loud enough for some to hear, “Lord, if this is your will, please help to make me worthy. Please give me the strength Lord.” And then his eyes open up, and he’s back to smiling and laughing and shaking hands and being the candidate once again.
As an interview team from Rolling Stone were leaving the Oval Office earlier this month, that magazine reveals, “executive editor Eric Bates told Obama that he had asked his six-year-old if there was anything she wanted him to say to the president … She said: ‘Tell him: You can do it.’” Obama replied: “You know, kids have good instincts. They look at the other guy and say, ‘Well, that’s a bullsh@#$er, I can tell’.” “Bullsh!@#er” may not be “motherf!@#$er” – but as an insult directed at one presidential candidate by another, it’s this campaign’s high, or low, point, which makes it, in the immortal words of Joe Biden, “a big f!@#in’ deal.” “The president is someone who says what he means and does what he says,” Obama’s spokesman Dan Pfeiffer tried to clarify, urging reporters not to get “distracted by the word”.
And then, this little gem of a campaign commercial came out, featuring some chick (notice I did not call her a young lady) named Lena Dunham, the 26-year-old creator of HBO’s raunchy series Girls (figures).
Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy. It should be with a guy with beautiful … somebody who really cares about and understands women.
A guy who cares about whether you get health insurance, and specifically whether you get birth control. The consequences are huge. You want to do it with a guy who brought the troops out of Iraq. You don’t want a guy who says, “Oh hey, I’m at the library studying,” when he’s really out not signing the Lilly Ledbetter Act.
Or who thinks that gay people should never have beautiful, complicated weddings of the kind we see on Bravo or TLC all the time. It’s a fun game to say, “Who are you voting for?” and they say “I don’t want to tell you,” and you say, “No, who are you voting for,” and they go, “Guess!”
Think about how you want to spend those four years. In college age time, that’s 150 years. Also, it’s super uncool to be out and about and someone says, “Did you vote,” and “No, I didn’t vote, I wasn’t ready.”
My first time voting was amazing. It was this line in the sand. Before I was a girl. Now I was a woman. I went to the polling station and pulled back the curtain. I voted for Barack Obama.
Now I realize that this is a comparison of the Presidential Candidates, but I just had to include this crass insensitive remark by Obama’s idiotic running mate, Vice-President Joe Biden.
Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, called into “The Glenn Beck Program” on TheBlazeTV Thursday and recounted his interactions with the president, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Biden at the ceremony for the Libya victims at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. He told host Glenn Beck that what they told him, coupled with new reports that indicate the Obama administration knew very good and well, almost immediately, that a terrorist attack was occurring in Benghazi, make him certain that the American people are not getting the whole truth.
Vice President Biden, as he has become known to do, reportedly made a wildly inappropriate comment to the father who had just lost his hero son.
Woods said Biden came over to his family and asked in a “loud and boisterous” voice, “Did your son always have b@lls the size of cue balls?”
Think about it: Obama and Biden have been representing America to the rest of the world for the last four years.
Don’t these clowns remind you of Eddie (Randy Quaid) in Chevy Chase’s National Lampoon Vacation movies?
On November 6th, 2012, it’s time to take the trash out from OUR house.