Detroit News: Thanks for those auto bailouts, but… we pick Mitt

posted at 2:41 pm on October 25, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

President Obama has lately been trying to make hay over Mitt Romney’s now-infamous “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt” 2008 article, mischaracterizing it as the callous approach of a cold-hearted let-them-eat-cake capitalist that contrasts sharply with his own oh-so-munificent taxpayer-funded bailout plan. To hear the president tell it, Romney’s plan would’ve been a disastrous failure while his own has been a resounding success and proof of the soundness of his economic policies — but I have a feeling his recent revisits to the issue may have something to do with the possibility that Michigan may turn out to be a little bit more in play than previously anticipated.

Unfortunately for him, even Detroiters can recognize persistently poor economics when they see them. While applauding the president for “leading the rescue” of the auto industry and assuring readers not to “assume it was a no-brainer for a conservative newspaper to endorse a conservative presidential candidate” (because, hey, who doesn’t like free money?), the Detroit News felt compelled to offer their endorsement to Mitt Romney:

Hope and change are still what Americans are seeking. This time, Republican challenger and Michigan native Mitt Romney offers the best hope of changing the nation’s fate.

We anticipate that Romney will govern in the same manner as Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a practical leader who shares his background as a business executive.

Snyder has rapidly set Michigan on the path to revival by applying sound business practices and accountability to government operations. We expect that Romney will also employ a results-oriented approach and be ever mindful of his customer, the taxpayer.

Also like Snyder, we find Romney to be less partisan than the typical politician, and not bound by rigid ideology. The nation will be best served if the entrenched disagreements of the past four years give way to cooperation and achievement. …

Romney has been an effective leader his entire career, both in business and politics. As governor of Massachusetts, he worked with a Democratic legislature to produce difficult health care and education reforms. We are optimistic he can restore the art of compromise to Washington.

Bazinga. Again, it’s difficult to pin down an exact science on whether or not newspaper endorsements matter too much, but if Michigan really does turn out to be as hotly contested as some sources are suggesting, it certainly won’t hurt Team Romney’s cause, especially with an appeal to moderation and bipartisanship like the above.

In other newspaper news, the Washington Post also released their editorial endorsement for the presidential contest today — guess who?

President Barack Obama is better positioned to be that navigator than is his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.

We come to that judgment with eyes open to the disappointments of Mr. Obama’s first term. He did not end, as he promised he would, “our chronic avoidance of tough decisions” on fiscal matters. But Mr. Obama is committed to the only approach that can succeed: a balance of entitlement reform and revenue increases. …

Start with the first-term record. We were disappointed that Mr. Obama allowed the bipartisan recommendations of his fiscal commission to wither and die and that he and Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) failed to seal a fiscal deal in the summer of 2011. Mr. Obama alienated Congress and business leaders by isolating himself inside a tight White House circle that manages to be both arrogant and thin-skinned. Too often his administration treats business as an obstacle rather than a partner. He hardly tried to achieve the immigration reform and climate-change policy he promised.

But economic head winds and an uncompromising opposition explain some of these failures — and render that much more impressive the substantial accomplishments of Mr. Obama’s first term.

Is it just me, or is anybody else sensing that their language feels just a little bit… tortured?


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Who did the Detroit News endorse last time?

Zaggs on October 25, 2012 at 2:43 PM

It’s time for people to stop blaming the government and take responsibility for their problems.
 
bayam on March 23, 2012 at 1:17 AM

rogerb on October 25, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Is it just me, or is anybody else sensing that their language feels just a little bit… tortured?

The only thing being tortured is us with that jug-eared SCOAMF in our White House.

BacaDog on October 25, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Detroit News: Thanks for those auto bailouts, but… we pick Mitt

Damn it Sam… Obama’s great great great grandchildren are going to have bruises from that one…

SWalker on October 25, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Is it just me, or is anybody else sensing that their language feels just a little bit… tortured?

It’s the equivalent of a hostage video on paper.

kim roy on October 25, 2012 at 2:47 PM

That’s gonna leave a mark.

mchristian on October 25, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Mr. Obama alienated Congress and business leaders by isolating himself inside a tight White House circle that manages to be both arrogant and thin-skinned.

Convoluted liberal logic never ceases to amaze me. In the meantime, I will place WaPo next in line on my toilet paper dispensor that houses the NYT.

I do, afterall, have to do my part for the environment.

Turtle317 on October 25, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Who did the Detroit News endorse last time?

Zaggs on October 25, 2012 at 2:43 PM

McCain, but in 2004 they withheld endorsing anybody. It’s the less liberal of the two Detroit papers.

Flange on October 25, 2012 at 2:49 PM

If that’s a recommendation for Obama, I’d hate to see a recommendation against him. (AKA: With friends like these, who needs enemies.)

catsandbooks on October 25, 2012 at 2:51 PM

and, most urgently, who is likelier to put the government on a sounder financial footing.

Obama has failed with spectacular results in this area so lets give him another four years.

tommer74 on October 25, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Update:

If that’s a recommendation for Obama, I’d hate to see a recommendation against him. (AKA: With friends like these, who needs enemies.)

Referring to the Wa. Post endorsement of Zero, not the Detroit News endorsement of Romney.

catsandbooks on October 25, 2012 at 2:52 PM

But Mr. Obama is committed to the only approach that can succeed: a balance of entitlement reform and revenue increases.

Entitlement reforms? Like busting the budget with Obamacare? REALLY? Is this a joke?

President Obama has not been much into ‘reforming’ entitlements, save to make them worse, larger, and costlier. And no amount of ‘revenue increase’ will cover that as the demographics just don’t work.

You cannot rob from the singular Peter to pay for the collective Paul.

ajacksonian on October 25, 2012 at 2:53 PM

But economic head winds and an uncompromising opposition explain some of these failures — and render that much more impressive the substantial accomplishments of Mr. Obama’s first term.

So whatever Hussein achieved has been due to his own magnificence,
whatever he f**ked up is Republicans’ fault , right ?

burrata on October 25, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Re : WaPo endorsment.
They’re advocating the repeat of a history they themselves critize.

Their argument is just rediculous. And their bias exposed. Again.

Jabberwock on October 25, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Rasmussen Today:

Romney: 50

Obama: 47

No change

Tomorrow will be fun since Obama will be gaining on Rasmussen, according to Ras himself!

gumbyandpokey on October 24, 2012 at 5:31 PM

RuPoll, The Anti-Nostradamus.

Resist We Much on October 25, 2012 at 2:54 PM

ridiculous

Jabberwock on October 25, 2012 at 2:54 PM

What’s wrong with Detroit going bankrupt? What’s wrong with an auto manufacturer going bankrupt?

I much prefer bankruptcy to taxpayer bailouts.

As far as I’m concerned – NOTHING is too big to fail – and if it’s on the verge of failing – let it fail.

There are many things to learn from failure and, if learned, they can result in change and success.

There is nothing in the Constitution which guarantees success – and I’m sick of the government punishing the taxpayers, for the failures of others.

TOO BIG TO FAIL?

THE TAXPAYERS ARE. EVERYTHING RIDES ON THEM.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 25, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Is it just me, or is anybody else sensing that their language feels just a little bit… tortured?

If that’s an endorsement, I’d hate to see what they say about the person they don’t like.

ButterflyDragon on October 25, 2012 at 2:55 PM

We didn’t like what he did but we’re going to give him another chance
-wapo idiots

Mitt derangement syndrome

cmsinaz on October 25, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Why those ungrateful bastards!

rollthedice on October 25, 2012 at 2:55 PM

We still talking about this 0 guy?

Al Hall on October 25, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Summary: We’ll gladly take your Obama money, you jerk, but you’re an epic fail all the same.

Liam on October 25, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Hahahaha! The WP sounded more like it was pointing out a lot of failures by the zerO admin, rather than an endorsement!

kcd on October 25, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Hey! Where’s gumby?

Liam on October 25, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Obama has failed with spectacular results in this area so lets give him another four years.

tommer74 on October 25, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Also this time , lets make him a dictator because those silly opposition people ruin his winning streak !

burrata on October 25, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Reading the WaPo endorsement, I can only conclude that they inhaled deeply.

GarandFan on October 25, 2012 at 2:58 PM

The Washington Post is the same rag that endorse Creigh Deeds (!) for governor back in ’09. McDonnell roasted his arse by almost 20 points. WaPo is as irrelevant as the NYT.

ncconservative on October 25, 2012 at 2:58 PM

That WaPo “endorsement” is going to move a lot of late-decider votes, or something.

TXUS on October 25, 2012 at 2:58 PM

The gospel, according to Tingles:

RACIST!

Liam on October 25, 2012 at 2:59 PM

OT – love the judge

Schadenfreude on October 25, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Tomorrow will be fun since Obama will be gaining on Rasmussen, according to Ras himself!

gumbyandpokey on October 24, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Me thinks your crystal ball is a bit foggy:)

kcd on October 25, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Convoluted liberal logic never ceases to amaze me. In the meantime, I will place WaPo next in line on my toilet paper dispensor that houses the NYT.

I do, afterall, have to do my part for the environment.

Turtle317 on October 25, 2012 at 2:49 PM

I tried to wrap a fish in an old WaPo once, but the fish protested.

Bitter Clinger on October 25, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Funny thing is-
If you read everything in the article except the parts that mention their endorsement of O; you would think they were making an argument for endorsing Mitt.

marks on October 25, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Oh, guuuuuumby!

Care to weigh in on this ‘poll’?

Liam on October 25, 2012 at 3:01 PM

This shouldn’t be very surprising. After all, who’s in a better possition than them to know how dishonest Obama has been on the issue.

Scrappy on October 25, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Newspaper endorsements don’t matter, but they do, to a certain extent, reflect the mood of their readers. The object is, after all, to sell papers.

That Detroit News endorsed Romney is very interesting. Do they sense something in the electorate. Could Romney win Michigan? RCP has Obama up 4, but the latest poll, from Baydoun/Foster, has Romney and Obama tied at 47/47.

The WaPo endorsement is the closest thing they could get to a Romney endorsement without making complete fools of themselves. The Obama base is demoralized; a significant percentage will stay home this election. I’m hearing more and more Libs/Dems say that “both parties suck”, that they are not voting, or that they are going to vote Libertarian.

Yes folks, Gary Johnson may be a spoiler after all. Republicans won’t waste a vote on him but Dems will.

That’s just lovely.

Mr. Arkadin on October 25, 2012 at 3:02 PM

It would appear the Detroit paper understands economic realities a bit better than the Communist unicorn riders at the WAPO.

gatorbait on October 25, 2012 at 3:03 PM

I tried to wrap a fish in an old WaPo once, but the fish protested.

Bitter Clinger on October 25, 2012 at 3:00 PM

My birs refuse to shyt on it!

kcd on October 25, 2012 at 3:03 PM

RuPoll, The Anti-Nostradamus.

Resist We Much on October 25, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Lol. That basically sums Gumby up. He is literally wrong about everything.

milcus on October 25, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Shorter Washington Post: He’s a SCOAMF, but he’s our SCOAMF.

Master Shake on October 25, 2012 at 3:03 PM

BIRDS

kcd on October 25, 2012 at 3:04 PM

we awoke last Sunday to find the reliably liberal Houston Comical endorsing Romney, and the day before they endorsed Ted Cruz over his dem opponent even though they went to great lengths to compliment the dem.

DanMan on October 25, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Wonder how the union thugs at the auto companies will take this? Afterall, bho is their best friend EVER!
L

letget on October 25, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Me thinks your crystal ball is a bit foggy:)

kcd on October 25, 2012 at 2:59 PM

The only way he’s playing with crystal balls is if his transexual hooker is named Crystal.

Flange on October 25, 2012 at 3:06 PM

DanMan on October 25, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Houston, you say the lib leaning Houston here in TX did that? WOW, did you see a flock of pigs flying? That is good news and WE will take it!
L

letget on October 25, 2012 at 3:06 PM

But Mr. Obama is committed to the only approach that can succeed: a balance of entitlement reform and revenue increases. …

but, his plan (that he dropped) didn’t include “entitlement reform” as any of the neat coloring pages betwixt it’s covers…..

/strange

ted c on October 25, 2012 at 3:06 PM

SIDEBAR:

I’m really loving these ads being played, even though I didn’t play them.

It’s automatic and not irritating at all.

It’s almost like watching tv, around here.

In fact, I want more commercials on HotAir.

And louder … I want louder commercials, too – and commercials that take over your whole screen.

Get to work, HotAir.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 25, 2012 at 3:07 PM

“substantial accomplishments”? And what might those be?

BettyRuth on October 25, 2012 at 3:07 PM

There are two main newspapers in Detroit: The Detroit News and the Detroit Free Press.

The Detroit News is considered more Conservative.
The Detroit Free Press is more Liberal.

I am telling you right now, the Detroit Free Press will endorse Obama.

GadsdenRattlers on October 25, 2012 at 3:08 PM

But Mr. Obama is committed to the only approach that can succeed: a balance of entitlement reform and revenue increases.

I guess that is Obummer’s approach, if they mean a “balance” of 0.1% entitlement reform and 99.9% revenue increases.

KS Rex on October 25, 2012 at 3:08 PM

The only way he’s playing with crystal balls is if his transexual hooker is named Crystal.

Flange on October 25, 2012 at 3:06 PM

LMAO!!

kcd on October 25, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Little Bammie followed the Romney plan for the GM/Chrysler bankruptcy, except Bammie perverted it so the greedy UAW made out like gangbusters. Had he followed the Romney plan to the letter, GM and Chrysler would be stronger companies today.

slickwillie2001 on October 25, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Jeep moving operations to CHINA??????

HAHAHAHA

Paging Outsourcer-in-Chief Obama………….China calling!!!!!

PappyD61 on October 25, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Is it just me, or is anybody else sensing that their language feels just a little bit… tortured?

If that’s an endorsement, I’d hate to see what they say about the person they don’t like.

ButterflyDragon on October 25, 2012 at 2:55 PM

The leftist twits that overwhelmingly populate the media hive simply have it imprinted on their synapses to back a leftist Democrat.
It doesn’t matter if it’s logical or justified.
It’s just a given.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 25, 2012 at 3:10 PM

But economic head winds and an uncompromising opposition * * * render that much more impressive the substantial accomplishments of Mr. Obama’s first term.WaPo [emphasis added]

Huh? Missed those. Must have been in the Post’s Moscow edition.

Barnestormer on October 25, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Biden v. Biden

Schadenfreude on October 25, 2012 at 3:13 PM

TOO BIG TO FAIL?

THE TAXPAYERS ARE. EVERYTHING RIDES ON THEM.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 25, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Oh, my. This ^1000. How eloquent.

rah1420 on October 25, 2012 at 3:14 PM

That Detroit News endorsed Romney is very interesting. Do they sense something in the electorate. Could Romney win Michigan? RCP has Obama up 4, but the latest poll, from Baydoun/Foster, has Romney and Obama tied at 47/47.

Mr. Arkadin on October 25, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Although Baydoun/Foster is a Democratic polling firm, their polls have consistently been Romney’s best ones in Michigan for some reason.

8/16–Romney +4
9/12–Obama+2
10/5–Obama +3
10/23–Tie

Bravesbill on October 25, 2012 at 3:15 PM

But economic head winds and an uncompromising opposition explain some of these failures

True.
And he did everything he could to reach across the aisle:
“I won.”
“… but don’t do a whole lot of talkin’.”
more pearls I can’t think of right now.

Dexter_Alarius on October 25, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Repeating from yesterday’s related thread:

Obama’s bail-outs didn’t “save” GM or Chrysler. It only postponed their inevitable bankruptcy … at the taxpayer’s expense.

.
Bankruptcy is NOT the equivalent of “destroyed”.

However, bankruptcy most likely will be the weakening (eventual destruction?) of the UAW.

listens2glenn on October 25, 2012 at 3:16 PM

But Mr. Obama is committed to the only approach that can succeed: a balance of entitlement reform and revenue increases.

Don’t they mean entitlement increases and revenue reform?

anuts on October 25, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Again, it’s difficult to pin down an exact science on whether or not newspaper endorsements matter too much, but if Michigan really does turn out to be as hotly contested as some sources are suggesting, it certainly won’t hurt Team Romney’s cause, especially with an appeal to moderation and bipartisanship like the above.

Since the latest poll showed Michigan tied, any little nudge in Romney’s direction could put him over the top. The Detroit News’ endorsement also likened Romney to Michigan’s Republican Governor Snyder, which might remind some of Michigan’s older voters of another Republican Governor named…Romney.

Steve Z on October 25, 2012 at 3:19 PM

TOO BIG TO FAIL?

THE TAXPAYERS ARE. EVERYTHING RIDES ON THEM.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 25, 2012 at 2:54 PM

.
Oh, my. This ^1000. How eloquent.

rah1420 on October 25, 2012 at 3:14 PM

.
Dittos.

Send that one to Readers Digest for their “Quotable Quotes”.

: )

listens2glenn on October 25, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Biden v. Biden

Schadenfreude on October 25, 2012 at 3:13 PM

As good of a summary on Biden as there is. And far more entertaining than Kramer v. Kramer.

Flange on October 25, 2012 at 3:22 PM

OhEssYouCowboys on October 25, 2012 at 3:07 PM

.
You sound like those Obama people who want something for nothing.

Thou Shall not be inconvenienced?

FlaMurph on October 25, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Mr. Obama alienated Congress and business leaders by isolating himself inside a tight White House circle that manages to be both arrogant and thin-skinned. Too often his administration treats business as an obstacle rather than a partner. He hardly tried to achieve the immigration reform and climate-change policy he promised.

So, WaPo body-slams 0, points out his failures, and then claims that they LOVE HIM ANYWAY!!!!1! He’s a failure, but he’s THEIR failure!

Bazinga, indeed.

iurockhead on October 25, 2012 at 3:23 PM

WaPo’s “endorsement” reminds me of this quote from the movie, “Judge Roy Bean”:

“I understand you have taken exception to my calling you whores. I’m sorry. I apologize. I ask you to note that I did not call you callous-ass strumpets, fornicatresses, or low-born gutter sluts. But I did say “whores.” No escaping that. And for that slip of the tongue, I apologize. “

HiJack on October 25, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Does anybody see Mitt saying something childish like “I won” when talking to the opposition?

We have had a man that stopped maturing when he first got heavy into chooming, a 17 year old punk.

jukin3 on October 25, 2012 at 3:26 PM

BTW, a Romney win in Michigan would almost guarantee him the Presidency. If Romney wins the McCain states plus IN, NC (very likely), FL, and VA (where Romney is leading), this would bring him to 248 EVs, needing 22 more. If Romney won Michigan (16 EVs), he would be at 264, needing only 6 more to win, and Obama would have to “run the table” on OH, WI, CO, NV, and IA to be re-elected.

Steve Z on October 25, 2012 at 3:27 PM

If you want a good laugh, take a look at the new NC poll from PPP showing Romney and Obama tied at 48%. The composition is a D+9 and the poll consisted of 55% of women of 45% of men. Queue Gumballs to extol this poll.

>

Bravesbill on October 25, 2012 at 3:28 PM

BTW, a Romney win in Michigan would almost guarantee him the Presidency. If Romney wins the McCain states plus IN, NC (very likely), FL, and VA (where Romney is leading), this would bring him to 248 EVs, needing 22 more. If Romney won Michigan (16 EVs), he would be at 264, needing only 6 more to win, and Obama would have to “run the table” on OH, WI, CO, NV, and IA to be re-elected.

Steve Z on October 25, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Nope. Romney will get over 300 EV’s. No problem. One week from now we will see Romney coming on strong. Very strong. Not even the Dimwits’ theft attempts will help them.

HiJack on October 25, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Is it just me, or is anybody else sensing that their language feels just a little bit… tortured?

Tortured must be the new word for lying pos.

GrannyDee on October 25, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Is it just me, or is anybody else sensing that their language feels just a little bit… tortured?

Well, they wanted it to match their reasoning……

tom on October 25, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Rasmussen Today:

Romney: 50

Obama: 47

No change

Tomorrow will be fun since Obama will be gaining on Rasmussen, according to Ras himself!

gumbyandpokey on October 24, 2012 at 5:31 PM

RuPoll, The Anti-Nostradamus.

Resist We Much on October 25, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Yeah, but tomorrow will be fun, because …

tom on October 25, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Is it just me, or is anybody else sensing that their language feels just a little bit… tortured?

Agreed but…It’s not just the language, it’s the rationale itself that’s tortured.

marybel on October 25, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Mitt will take MI’s 16 and Barry can have DC’s 3? I’ve got no problem with that.

Dusty on October 25, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Colorado is in China

Schadenfreude on October 25, 2012 at 3:45 PM

What’s wrong with Detroit going bankrupt? What’s wrong with an auto manufacturer going bankrupt?

I much prefer bankruptcy to taxpayer bailouts.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 25, 2012 at 2:54 PM

The low-information voter equates “Bankruptcy” with “going out of business” aided of course by the left propaganda machine.

0′s strategy is to make voters think Romney wanted all the GM and Chrysler workers to lose their jobs, when we know that couldn’t be further from the truth. More mindless demogoguery.

right of the dial on October 25, 2012 at 3:51 PM

No change

Tomorrow will be fun since Obama will be gaining on Rasmussen, according to Ras himself!

gumbyandpokey on October 24, 2012 at 5:31 PM

RuPoll, The Anti-Nostradamus.

Resist We Much on October 25, 2012 at 2:54 PM

anti-nostradamus loool :)

jimver on October 25, 2012 at 3:56 PM

http://news.yahoo.com/ny-times-misses-third-quarter-revenue-expectations-stock-134849528–finance.html

(Reuters) – The New York Times Co reported worse-than-expected results on Thursday as advertisers cut spending on both print and digital outlets, sending shares down 16 percent.

Down $2.40, more like 22.4%. Couldn’t happen to such a bunch of nice guys and gals like Charles Blow, Frank Bruni holding stock options feom the NYT.

bayview on October 25, 2012 at 3:57 PM

To retaliate, Obama has chosen the Detroit Tigers to win over the Giants. Stop it Obama! You chose the Bears to win the Superbowl a few years ago. I think you secretly root for my Cubs. STOP ROOTING FOR MY TEAMS.

We need a parody of that Bud commercial where “it’s only stupid if it doesn’t work” showing Obama canceling all good karma.

On that note, when I lived in Michigan, the Pistons 3-peated, then I moved to Chicago and the Bulls did it, we got transferred to Milwaukee and the Packers won.

Daisy_WI on October 25, 2012 at 4:06 PM

But economic head winds and an uncompromising opposition explain some of these failures — and render that much more impressive the substantial accomplishments of Mr. Obama’s first term.

Gee WaPo, what do you mean Obama had “uncompromising opposition”? Didn’t he own Congress his first two years? Didn’t he freeze the opposition out entirely. Didn’t he basically tell them “I won” and go pound sand? Remind me, just what were those first term “substantial accomplishments” and why doesn’t he ever mention them on the campaign trial?

SpiderMike on October 25, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Four years ago today, Obama was beating McCain by 17 points in Michigan. 54% – 37%

His lead is only 4 now. 48% – 44%

So, using MSNBC methodology, 7% of the population of Michigan turned Racist and the rest are being disenfranchised by Tea Party Extremists.

GadsdenRattlers on October 25, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Sorry ’bout that. Campaign trail. Must have been a freudian slip.

SpiderMike on October 25, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Ericka…you need to use the “Atom Bomb” for this post.

C’mon…Detroitistan dumps Obama?

BobMbx on October 25, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Start with the first-term record. We were disappointed that Mr. Obama allowed the bipartisan recommendations of his fiscal commission to wither and die

…and still they endorse him?…the WaPo must eat JugEars toilet paper after he wipes too!

KOOLAID2 on October 25, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Did the Washington Post just say he sucks, so vote for him again?

TXMomof3 on October 25, 2012 at 4:27 PM

We come to that judgment with eyes open to the disappointments of Mr. Obama’s first term. He did not end, as he promised he would, “our chronic avoidance of tough decisions” on fiscal matters.

In other words: Yeah, there was nothing under the tree come Christmas morning, but we still believe in Santa Claus.

Socratease on October 25, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Start with the first-term record. We were disappointed that Mr. Obama allowed the bipartisan recommendations of his fiscal commission to wither and die and that he and Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) failed to seal a fiscal deal in the summer of 2011. Mr. Obama alienated Congress and business leaders by isolating himself inside a tight White House circle that manages to be both arrogant and thin-skinned. Too often his administration treats business as an obstacle rather than a partner. He hardly tried to achieve the immigration reform and climate-change policy he promised.

Is that an endorsement or a Romney ad?

donkichi on October 25, 2012 at 4:32 PM

letget on October 25, 2012 at 3:06 PM

lib leaning? There is a perception that Houston is booming. Houston is growing at about 1%/year over the last 10 or so years. The suburbs in Sugar Land, Katy, Pearland and Montgomery County are exploding. That is Houstonians getting the heck out of town! Pretty soon this town will be funded entirely by Kingwood, River Oaks and enclaves in west Houston. It is becoming a moocher’s paradise.

Our liberal lesbian mermaid mayor gives Obama a hard run for bad governance protected by media for sure. And like the US, the bill is coming due. What should be an economic engine for this state has become a huge money suck.

DanMan on October 25, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Houston, you say the lib leaning Houston Comical* here in TX did that? WOW, did you see a flock of pigs flying? That is good news and WE will take it!
L

letget on October 25, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Just to be CLEAR – that’s the local dead tree lib RAG that is circling the drain as it has been for some years now……..most good conservative Houston area folks know this is a move of sheer desperation by the Comical – and as a side note – early voting is en fuego here (on fire for any of Yall from Rio Linda) to the tune of well over 200,000 in just the first 3 days DAILY RECORD of EARLY VOTING

Katfish on October 25, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Erika
The least you could have mentioned that in its 100 plus year history the Detroit News has never endorsed a democrat for president.

smokin hot politics on October 25, 2012 at 4:48 PM

I grew up in Detroit. The News is a “conservative” paper, so no surprise here. The Free Press endorsed Obama. Even now, a huge part of the economy of SE Michigan depends on the auto industry. When my brother’s ad agency lost the Chevy account, they laid off a ton of people. The suburbs are mostly populated with people dependent on the industry.

ktrich on October 25, 2012 at 5:16 PM

ktrich on October 25, 2012 at 5:16 PM

I consider myself severly typical and want to ask…do union GM and Chrysler workers realize they are not well received with those of us that funded their current station? I was a fairly loyal GM buyer over the years and of the 25 or so GM products I have purchased in the past I bet 75% were Chevies. No way I will even look at a GM or Chrysler product now.

I wouldn’t mind putting a consortium together to re-up Pontiac, Olds or Saturn to compete against them. And I used to be bent on having my main transportation be an American product but now find myself looking only at Fords and foreign cars now. Never thought I’d do that. Like my dad I was a “buy American” guy and used to think I should do my best to keep American auto workers employed until I saw those Wisconsin videos. Blew my mind that unions have that kind of hold on their members.

DanMan on October 25, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Oh yea, Shock of the century! The Washington Compost endorsed the Marxist Messiah. Whodda Thunk It? The conservative papers endorsement, though welcome, is in no way a game changer, given the union mentality of the area.The thought that Michigan is in play for this election, makes for fun talk with angry Libs, who can see their dreams of an America that looks more like Europe.
Update on how to take on the Obama Jihadi media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

god Bless America!

paratisi on October 25, 2012 at 7:51 PM

But Mr. Obama is committed to the only approach that can succeed: a balance of entitlement reform and revenue increases.

Further evidence that the WAPO editors exist in some form of alternate universe, one where Obam’as commitment to entitlement reform is evident.

Whatever can they be using as the basis of this assertion? Perhaps the WAPO feels that golfing is a demonstration of commitment to entitlement reform because many retirees golf. And Obama certainly has shown a commitment to golf.

Or perhaps as suggested above, this endorsement is the result of consumption of a few too many mind altering substances on the part of the editors.

talkingpoints on October 25, 2012 at 8:08 PM

WaPo. “Endorsement”

I don’t think it means what they think it means.

connertown on October 25, 2012 at 8:19 PM

That third paragraph in the quote above from the Washington Post is supposed to be an endorsement?! With friends like this, I think Obama is in trouble.

hopeful on October 25, 2012 at 8:52 PM