Romney continues to gain ground on healthcare issues

posted at 4:01 pm on October 31, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

General knowledge seems to be starting to lean towards “Romney has pretty much nailed down Florida,” but I suppose you can never be too careful, and Romney is taking today to campaign in the Sunshine State with popular GOPers Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush by his side before moving on to Virginia and Ohio tomorrow and Friday, via USA Today:

Mitt Romney kept his message upbeat at the first of three stops in Florida on Wednesday, telling the crowd the country was at a “turning point” and need a “new course” but never mentioning the president by name.

“I believe this is the year for us to take a different course, I would bring real change and real reform. I don’t just talk about change, I actually have a plan to execute change,” he said. …

While the campaign resumed its regular schedule and pace, Rubio, Bush and Romney each asked supporters to remember those affected by Hurricane Sandy as screens on either side of the hanger broadcast the number to donate to the Red Cross.

Perhaps of interest in regards to the Florida demographics, some recent polls have indicated that Romney has gained significantly or even surpassed Obama on the issues of Medicare and Social Security, a.k.a. major entitlement reform, and that Romney maintains his wide lead with seniors, despite Democrats’ early-on efforts to scare seniors into thinking that a Romney/Ryan Medicare plan will “throw granny off of a cliff.” A new poll released Wednesday from the Kaiser Family Foundation corroborates that Romney has made some serious inroads against President Obama’s rhetoric on Medicare and healthcare-related issues, via Kaiser Health News:

As the race for the White House has tightened, President Barack Obama has seen his advantage on several key health issues narrow significantly among likely voters, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll released Wednesday. …

Most troublesome for Obama is that, among likely voters, GOP candidate Mitt Romney has pulled nearly even with him on which candidate would do a better job with Medicare — an issue that resonates in battleground states with large elderly populations like Florida and Pennsylvania.  Obama’s advantage on that question has shrunk despite the fact that six in 10 likely voters continue to oppose Romney’s idea of changing Medicare to a premium support system, in which the government would guarantee each senior a fixed amount of money to help them purchase coverage.   Overall, about 46 percent of voters said they prefer Obama on Medicare compared to 41 percent  for Romney, a gap that is not statistically significant. In September, Obama held a 16 point lead on the Medicare question.

Senior voters are even more likely to oppose switching to premium support, but they prefer Romney to Obama on Medicare, 48 percent to 43 percent — also not a statistically significant gap.

With polls also indicating that Romney is leading with Florida’s seniors specifically, it’s looking more and more like Democrats’ scaremongering attacks are holding less and less water, and with all of ObamaCare’s unpopularity on top of that, the demographic may be ready to put the stewardship of healthcare issues in the hands of a new president.


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Would it be risky to point out to voters that we need a republican senate to really protect their healthcare? Mourdock and Akin have really done us in for the Senate.

earlgrey133 on October 31, 2012 at 4:07 PM

I hate to gloat over the MU law poll, but they nailed the recall, so there’s no reason to doubt this final result. And they used the same sample they got for the final recall poll, so it’s not intentionally fraudulent.

BTW, a new National Journal poll has Obama +5 nationally, 50-45.

The election might not even be close. Obama in a mini-landslide.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Preserve preexisting condition coverage and force private insurers to compete nationwide. Instant health reform.

rickyricardo on October 31, 2012 at 4:10 PM

BTW, a new National Journal poll has Obama +5 nationally, 50-45.

The election might not even be close. Obama in a mini-landslide.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 4:08 PM

If it is a D+8 national race and only 28% of Repubs show up, then you are right.

kevinkristy on October 31, 2012 at 4:10 PM

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Hopefully Princess Ann kept the receipts to the drapes she bought after the first debate.

HotAirLib on October 31, 2012 at 4:11 PM

So the cursing granny ad for Husein is not a hit ?

burrata on October 31, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Friday will be interesting…

“Assuming the BLS even releases data on Friday, which they’re still hedging about. Update: Just heard on Fox the BLS is saying they will deliver the report on time.

ADP is a big payroll-service firm which releases its own assessment of job growth (or job losses), based partly on its own data.

ADP’s new calculations put the monthly job creation [in September] at just 88,200, down from the 162,000 the firm originally reported earlier this month.

Their new methodology occasioned a revision to their already-reported September figures
The soft ADP count could add credence to those who believe the pace of job creation is slower than the government’s numbers indicate.

“It’s huge, no doubt about it,” said Todd Schoenberger, managing principal at the BlackBay Group in New York. “Their changing the methodology tells me that if the number is cut in half with that revision, then the revision we’re going to see Friday is going to be a disaster….” – Ace AOSHQ

http://minx.cc/?post=334448

workingclass artist on October 31, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Hopefully Princess Ann kept the receipts to the drapes she bought after the first debate.

that’s just rude.

earlgrey133 on October 31, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Obama’s advantage on that question has shrunk despite the fact that six in 10 likely voters continue to oppose Romney’s idea of changing Medicare to a premium support system, in which the government would guarantee each senior a fixed amount of money to help them purchase coverage.

Hard to maintain a lead on Medicare when you gutted it to the tune of $700 billion to pay for a new entitlement.

The distinction, IMHO, is between those who know that ObamaCare raids Medicare, and those who don’t. Or those who believe that “the biggest threat to Medicare as we know it is Medicare as we know it,” or those who think that the rich are so rich that they can be taxed to support this programme.

Roxeanne de Luca on October 31, 2012 at 4:14 PM

The problem is that democrats have not been using enough scaremonger tactics. They’ve called Ryan’s plan “serious” in the past. It’s serious to people who don’t want to be just another number voucher.

So if Romney really is winning on these issues it’s clearly because Obama has been spending too much time talking about Libya and GM (both strongpoints of his) and not enough in these areas. He needs to pivot away from them and release a slavo or two directly at Paul Ryan.

Gumby, can you take a look at that last WSJ poll and straighten this out? My gut feeling tells me there’s something wrong in the internals.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 4:14 PM

D+8 to D+12

Conservative4ev on October 31, 2012 at 4:15 PM

I hate to gloat over the MU law poll, but they nailed the recall, so there’s no reason to doubt this final result. And they used the same sample they got for the final recall poll, so it’s not intentionally fraudulent.

BTW, a new National Journal poll has Obama +5 nationally, 50-45.

The election might not even be close. Obama in a mini-landslide.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 4:08 PM

What city are you in? The SPCA should be called about that poor chicken you’ve been abusing.

How come you never post a link or the internals of the polls you cite?

kim roy on October 31, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Gumby, can you take a look at that last WSJ poll and straighten this out? My gut feeling tells me there’s something wrong in the internals.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 4:14 PM

It’s just something you ate. Don’t worry about it.

kim roy on October 31, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Holy crap, talk about a hijacked thread.

JPeterman on October 31, 2012 at 4:19 PM

As long as he abolishes Nationalized Health Care, I’m good.

listens2glenn on October 31, 2012 at 4:20 PM

BINDERS!!!! BAYONETS!!!!!BIG BIRD!!!!!!!

LOL

Strike Hornet on October 31, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Hopefully Princess Ann kept the receipts to the drapes she bought after the first debate.

that’s just rude.

earlgrey133 on October 31, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Nope, just the usual class envy.

rhombus on October 31, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Gumby…… there’s something wrong in the internals.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 4:14 PM

….what are you doing to gumme‘s internals?…does the spotted goat know about this?

KOOLAID2 on October 31, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Nope, just the usual class envy.

rhombus on October 31, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Did you know, SHE HAS A HORSE!!!!!!!
/

Strike Hornet on October 31, 2012 at 4:23 PM

The election might not even be close. Obama in a mini-landslide.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 4:08 PM

What, exactly, are you hoping to accomplish here, posting what you post? You have to know that 99% of non-liberal regulars here will crawl, bare-legged over broken glass, soaked in gasoline and topped with salt to vote for Romney next week. Save your breath, darlin’, because you ain’t convertin’ or suppressin’ anyone.

totherightofthem on October 31, 2012 at 4:23 PM

.So if Romney really is winning on these issues it’s clearly because Obama has been spending too much time talking about Libya and GM (both strongpoints of his) and not enough in these areas…

this made me spit out my coffee~

CoffeeLover on October 31, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Holy crap, talk about a hijacked thread.

JPeterman on October 31, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Obviously the managment has chosen not to enforce the “Terms of Use” for their own site during this election. Sad really. I remember when The Boss Emeritus ran the place, this was not tolerated.

D-fusit on October 31, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Gumby, can you take a look at that last WSJ poll and straighten this out? My gut feeling tells me there’s something wrong in the internals.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 4:14 PM

You two are an excellent HA parody team.

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 4:24 PM

HotAirLib on October 31, 2012 at 4:11 PM

HotLips !
S i n g
D A I S E Y !
HAL

KOOLAID2 on October 31, 2012 at 4:25 PM

kim roy on October 31, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Along with akniku and HAL, are not to be taken seriously. They’re just parody, having fun. Enjoy or ignore.

They are too much like the bad characters in Atlas Shrugged, too smart to be real commies.

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 4:26 PM

The election might not even be close. Obama in a mini-landslide.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 4:08 PM

I’m sure the Godsend of death from Sandy will help Obama, right Gumby? I’ll be enjoying your meltdown on tuesday night.

midgeorgian on October 31, 2012 at 4:27 PM

What, exactly, are you hoping to accomplish here, posting what you post?

totherightofthem on October 31, 2012 at 4:23 PM

The same thing they tried in their previous position as batcrap crazy ABR nutballs.

To introduce doubt and take comfort in each others goofiness.

They will be about as successful too.

cozmo on October 31, 2012 at 4:27 PM

OT: The Tea Party to launch News Network

faraway on October 31, 2012 at 4:28 PM

The election might not even be close. Obama in a mini-landslide.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 4:08 PM

…an inch…looks like a foot to you…huh?…doesn’t it!

KOOLAID2 on October 31, 2012 at 4:28 PM

The election might not even be close.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 4:08 PM

I agree with you. Romney with 300+, so as to prevent cheating.

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 4:28 PM

OT: The Tea Party to launch News Network

faraway on October 31, 2012 at 4:28 PM

T axed
E nough
A lready

is not dead. I love delusional reporters/leftists…yes, I know it’s a reapeat. May they all suffocate.

The 3 ‘trolls’ are just pranksters.

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Hopefully Princess Ann kept the receipts to the drapes she bought after the first debate.

Neah, Moocholina will need to take her ugly ones with her to Oahu. Nobody wants her bad taste in the Wzh.

jimver on October 31, 2012 at 4:31 PM

faraway, thanks for the tip.

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Per @CarrieNBCNews, Biden chats w/ a GOP relative of a FL voter, concluding that when (health) insurance rates go down, “you’ll vote for me in 2016″

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Oh, I think I cracked a rib!

Resist We Much on October 31, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Neah, Moocholina will need to take her ugly ones with her to Oahu. Nobody wants her bad taste in the Wzh.

jimver on October 31, 2012 at 4:31 PM

Nothing like rotten lobsters

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Resist We Much on October 31, 2012 at 4:32 PM

I hope you’re ok :)

…what surreal looks like…by 2016 he’ll be in Depends, crazy uncle Joe, moved from the attic to the creche.

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 4:33 PM

The election might not even be close. Obama in a mini-landslide.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 4:08 PM

I wish i could say you are a mini turd, but it would be inaccurate. You are a full size one. Where’s that dung beetld friend of yours, icky nikku, he might be the only one who enjoys you :)

jimver on October 31, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Hopefully Princess Ann kept the receipts to the drapes she bought after the first debate.

HotAirLib on October 31, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Luv, the colour green does make your arse look bigger than it already is.

Resist We Much on October 31, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Hopefully Princess Ann kept the receipts to the drapes she bought after the first debate.

HotAirLib on October 31, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Serious question: Have any of these guys ever posted substantive arguments on here? Or do they just repeat poll numbers and really lame jokes from other lefty websites?

Hat Trick on October 31, 2012 at 4:35 PM

President Romney. Say it. It’s happening in 6 days.

Poor ol GumbyPoker, won’t be back after Tuesday night.

Dick Nixon on October 31, 2012 at 4:36 PM

kim roy on October 31, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Along with akniku and HAL, are not to be taken seriously. They’re just parody, having fun. Enjoy or ignore.

They are too much like the bad characters in Atlas Shrugged, too smart to be real commies.

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Oh, I am. You didn’t see my concern for his chicken?

The second line was just a dig. Couldn’t resist. Sorry. :(

kim roy on October 31, 2012 at 4:36 PM

What, exactly, are you hoping to accomplish here, posting what you post? You have to know that 99% of non-liberal regulars here will crawl, bare-legged over broken glass, soaked in gasoline and topped with salt to vote for Romney next week.

totherightofthem on October 31, 2012 at 4:23 PM

I’m a center-right undecided (between Gary Johnson and Obama) who won’t be crawling over anything to vote for Mitt Romney next week.

Let’s break it down:

1) Romney is unusually wealthy. Can he be trusted with your money?

2) He flip flopped on some issues.

3) Most of the flip flops were under the direction of Central Rightwing Command which forced him further towards the hard right.

4) As a proponent of womens rights such as abortion, contraception, and sanitary items, his 50′s look and attitude are unsettling to say the least.

5) Obama has promised to put the icing on the recovery cake in his 2nd term, whereas we’ll have to start all over if Romney comes in mid-stream changing around positions, repealing this and that, etc. etc.

So yes Romney is clearly out of step with many of what I like to call the “censible centrists” of America – people like you and me who want “smarter government”, regardless of the size.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Hat Trick on October 31, 2012 at 4:35 PM

No. They have never posted anything substantive on this website.

They have devolved to an even more inane level recently, leaning on one another for support in their obvious despair.

Their ‘jokes’ are like those of the factory worker who’s hand is caught in the machinery.

They attempt to joke, no matter how lamely, lest they weep.

thatsafactjack on October 31, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Someone give Hussein a bull horn…quick…Hussein is getting ready to stand on top of a pile of rubble and speechify …
:D

burrata on October 31, 2012 at 4:40 PM

I hate to gloat over the MU law poll…

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 4:08 PM

No you don’t, you love to gloat, given the chance. Its your sole purpose for being here.

ShadowsPawn on October 31, 2012 at 4:40 PM

I don’t know guys… HAL, Gumby, et al have really got to me and they are starting to make me worry. I worry that come Tuesday they may actually be comtemplating suicide.

MobileVideoEngineer on October 31, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Too bad Mitt didn’t bring this up? Guess WHO will be getting the irs after us if we don’t have bhocare? Guess who has ‘waivers’? I want bhocare burned, done away with, put a stake in it as soon as Mitt is elected! The thing that makes my blood boil, the ILLEGALS get waivers!

http://washingtonexaminer.com/obamacare-exempts-millions-prisoners-illegals-welfare-recipients/article/2512205#.UJFNyFH-D0c
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letget on October 31, 2012 at 4:40 PM

I sure hope that small business owners have had “the talk” with their employees and put the fear of god into them. Vote for Barack Obama and hope that you still have a job. Heaven knows that Obama hasn’t given employers any reason to expand or even keep on full-time employees.

I think that I’m going to devise a test for employers to give prospective employees to determine their political ideology. Personally, I will never hire anyone who believes that they are entitled to healthcare, an education, welfare, food, or anything else.

Resist We Much on October 31, 2012 at 4:41 PM

The problem is that democrats have not been using enough scaremonger tactics. They’ve called Ryan’s plan “serious” in the past. It’s serious to people who don’t want to be just another number voucher.

So if Romney really is winning on these issues it’s clearly because Obama has been spending too much time talking about Libya and GM (both strongpoints of his) and not enough in these areas. He needs to pivot away from them and release a slavo or two directly at Paul Ryan.

Gumby, can you take a look at that last WSJ poll and straighten this out? My gut feeling tells me there’s something wrong in the internals.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Brilliant analysis.

/sarc

tom on October 31, 2012 at 4:42 PM

I’m a center-right undecided (between Gary Johnson and Obama) who won’t be crawling over anything to vote for Mitt Romney next week.

I am not a Republican. I am not a Conservative. I am not even a big Romney person. I live in a deep blue state so my vote doesn’t even really count…

BUT, I have been waiting for 4 years to cast my vote against “Mr Social-Justice/When-We-Spread-The-Wealth-Around/At-Some-Point-You’ve-Made-Enough-Money/Take-The-Pain-Pill/Bumps-In-The-Road/The-Future-Must-Not-Belong-To-Those-Who-Slander-The-Prophet-Mohammed/Allahu-Ahkbar=Workplace-Violence/You-Didn’t-Build-That” and I will crawl over broken glass if I have to in order to do so. In fact, I can’t wait!

Underestimate people like me at your own peril.

Resist We Much on October 31, 2012 at 4:42 PM

So yes Romney is clearly out of step with many of what I like to call the “censible centrists” of America – people like you and me who want “smarter government”, regardless of the size.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 4:38 PM

If Obama is your answer to anything “smart” then you are a real dummy, a blind one. You deserve full destruction by him, once for the last 4 years, and twice for not learning a thing from them.

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 4:43 PM

The election might not even be close. Obama in a mini-landslide.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Dah. Never ever motor-mouth until the Fat Lady Sings.

derft on October 31, 2012 at 4:45 PM

The latest poll out of Guam has Obama up 75/25! Rest easy trolls.

/

faraway on October 31, 2012 at 4:45 PM

I’m a center-right undecided (between Gary Johnson and Obama) who won’t be crawling over anything to vote for Mitt Romney next week.

So yes Romney is clearly out of step with many of what I like to call the “censible centrists” of America – people like you and me who want “smarter government”, regardless of the size.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Emphasis mine.

So you are a stupid libertarian rather than a performance artist?

*sad face*

kim roy on October 31, 2012 at 4:45 PM

RuPoll, do you know why Romney is happy that the election is on the 6th day of November?

Resist We Much on October 31, 2012 at 4:45 PM

The latest poll out of Guam has Obama up 75/25! Rest easy trolls.

/

faraway on October 31, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Oooh, nooooooes! The 75% side is going to tip over!!!!

Resist We Much on October 31, 2012 at 4:46 PM

SATURATE THE SWING STATES.

Healthcare, Benghazi, GM Auto chief talking in China about building more and more over in China and shifting jobs there, War on Coal (links to Obama video about bankrupting coal companies), the deficit, gas prices, home prices, food prices, unemployment for college graduates, black unemployment rates……POUND THIS PRESIDENT and his failed Administration.

Use emails, comment boards for Yahoo News, ABC/CBS/NBC and TV and radio in local markets like Cincinnati, Columbus, Parma, Dayton, Toledo, EauClaire, Grand Rapids, Iowa City, Concord, Greensboro, Corvallis, Eugene, Carson City. Post on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, phone calls, street corners, links…….whatever it takes. Rest on November 7th, but until then be relentless.

PappyD61 on October 31, 2012 at 4:47 PM

O/T Geesh, Christy practically kissed Obama’s hindquarters on TV just now.

Cindy Munford on October 31, 2012 at 4:48 PM

What is wrong with the MU poll – almost double digit swings? Was it moving that wildly in the recall? I thought their recall polling turned out relatively accurate?

Ras has it tied – assuming he is still using a LV screen with turnout volume like 2004 or 2008 that means it is still to loose of a screen, therefore too much skewed to the left. If the number of voters is down as some are beginning to suggest (clearly Obama’s early voting machine isn’t working as well as noted in Slate) then this thing is over. GOP is more enthused than dems – and if the turnout is overall down this might flip more than I thought. Maybe 350 – 190 ish?

Zomcon JEM on October 31, 2012 at 4:49 PM

“What is wrong with the MU poll – almost double digit swings? Was it moving that wildly in the recall? I thought their recall polling turned out relatively accurate?

Ras has it tied – assuming he is still using a LV screen with turnout volume like 2004 or 2008 that means it is still to loose of a screen, therefore too much skewed to the left. If the number of voters is down as some are beginning to suggest (clearly Obama’s early voting machine isn’t working as well as noted in Slate) then this thing is over. GOP is more enthused than dems – and if the turnout is overall down this might flip more than I thought. Maybe 350 – 190 ish?

Zomcon JEM on October 31, 2012 at 4:49 PM”

Actually, the MU poll has been pretty consistent in showing decent Obama leads in WI, even when Walker would be ahead in the same poll. They had one poll that had it close (a few weeks ago), but that was it.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Underestimate people like me at your own peril.

Resist We Much on October 31, 2012 at 4:42 PM

But don’t you think it’s better to let Obama spread around the wealth than let somebody like Romney spread it to themselves? Honestly, somebody is going to be spreading it regardless.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 4:52 PM

O/T Geesh, Christy practically kissed Obama’s hindquarters on TV just now.

Cindy Munford on October 31, 2012 at 4:48 PM

I can forgive Christie but cannot forgive Obama for once again saying he won’t leave anyone behind!!! I just want to put my fingers through the TV screen and tear his eyes out.

CoffeeLover on October 31, 2012 at 4:57 PM

O/T Geesh, Christy practically kissed Obama’s hindquarters on TV just now.

Cindy Munford on October 31, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Maybe he’ll join Crist for 2016.

Don’t worry – he and Obama won’t matter on Tuesday.

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Underestimate people like me at your own peril.

Resist We Much on October 31, 2012 at 4:42 PM

But don’t you think it’s better to let Obama spread around the wealth than let somebody like Romney spread it to themselves? Honestly, somebody is going to be spreading it regardless.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 4:52 PM

How about u start spreading around your food stamps, moocher. U can start with your section 8 neighbors in your ghetto

jimver on October 31, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Christie is doing the right thing for his state…if it means he moves to the “front of the line” for federal money, than he did the right thing…his duty is to his state and his people, giving the destruction he is faced with…
I’m not happy about it…but a smart move for his state.

right2bright on October 31, 2012 at 5:05 PM

How about u start spreading around your food stamps, moocher. U can start with your section 8 neighbors in your ghetto

jimver on October 31, 2012 at 5:04 PM

I don’t live in the ghetto I live with my parents right now because I am having trouble finding work in the post Obama economy.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 5:06 PM

commie logic:

Successful businessman/Governor = can’t trust with your money

Affirmative Action Law Professor/Community Organizer who forced banks to give loans to people that could never afford to pay them back, that hasn’t run as much as a lemonade stand in his life and as President borrows 4 billion dollars a day from China and puts it on your children credit card but gives you a free iPhone = Uber-trustworthy with your money

You just can’t make this “clown-shoe” stuff up…

Strike Hornet on October 31, 2012 at 5:06 PM

How about u start spreading around your food stamps, moocher. U can start with your section 8 neighbors in your ghetto

jimver on October 31, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Don’t bother, he is pulling your chain, he is posting just to get others riled up…it’s a joke on you.

right2bright on October 31, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Romney is unusually wealthy. Can he be trusted with your money?

Yeah, he robbed people. That whole work hard and succeed throws you leftists every time.

Dick Nixon on October 31, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Actually, the MU poll has been pretty consistent in showing decent Obama leads in WI, even when Walker would be ahead in the same poll. They had one poll that had it close (a few weeks ago), but that was it.

gumbyandpokey on October 31, 2012 at 4:51 PM

09.30: 0+11

10.14: O+1

10.31: O+8

Pretty wild swings.

Rasmussen has WI tied.

Resist We Much on October 31, 2012 at 5:08 PM

I mean post-Bush economy how do I change that?

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 5:08 PM

But don’t you think it’s better to let Obama spread around the wealth than let somebody like Romney spread it to themselves? Honestly, somebody is going to be spreading it regardless.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 4:52 PM

I don’t want Barack Obama anywhere near my money.

Resist We Much on October 31, 2012 at 5:09 PM

How about u start spreading around your food stamps, moocher. U can start with your section 8 neighbors in your ghetto

jimver on October 31, 2012 at 5:04 PM

I don’t live in the ghetto I live with my parents right now because I am having trouble finding work in the post Obama economy.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 5:06 PM

That should qualify you for food stamps, no? As for no job, that’s probably because u have no solid skillz.. You bet you have a liberal art degree .

jimver on October 31, 2012 at 5:10 PM

I don’t live in the ghetto I live with my parents right now because I am having trouble finding work in the post Obama economy.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Fify

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 5:11 PM

I mean post-Bush economy how do I change that?

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 5:08 PM

U don’t, the freudian slip is too funny :). Your subconscious beat you, alas, sgain :)

jimver on October 31, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Those who don’t pay a certain amount of taxes should not be allowed to vote.

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I don’t live in the ghetto I live with my parents right now because I am having trouble finding work in the post Obama economy.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Too funny for words.

cozmo on October 31, 2012 at 5:13 PM

I don’t live in the ghetto I live with my parents right now because I am having trouble finding work in the post Obama economy.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Jan. 20th, 2013

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Those who don’t pay a certain amount of taxes should not be allowed to vote.

Schadenfreude on October 31, 2012 at 5:13 PM

Agrred. Like alaniku here :)

jimver on October 31, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I mean post-Bush economy how do I change that?

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 5:08 PM

obama did, you were right the first time.

The funniest and only thing you have gotten right, you think is a screw up.

That describes you to a T.

cozmo on October 31, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I don’t live in the ghetto I live with my parents right now because I am having trouble finding work in the post Obama economy.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Ffw to Jan 2013, eh :)

jimver on October 31, 2012 at 5:15 PM

The same thing they tried in their previous position as batcrap crazy ABR nutballs.

To introduce doubt and take comfort in each others goofiness.

They will be about as successful too.

cozmo on October 31, 2012 at 4:27 PM

I can’t keep track of all the changes in attire around here.

totherightofthem on October 31, 2012 at 5:15 PM

I mean post-Bush economy how do I change that?

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 5:08 PM

U don’t, the freudian slip is too funny :). Your subconscious beat you, alas, sgain :)

jimver on October 31, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Another commie…errrr….”centrist” accidentally tells the truth…
LOL
What a bunch of ass-clowns…LOL

Strike Hornet on October 31, 2012 at 5:15 PM

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 4:38 PM

No center-right person is going to vote for Obama the first time this year. Sorry, not buyin’ it.

totherightofthem on October 31, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Hopefully Princess Ann…

Neah, Moocholina will need to take her ugly ones with her to Oahu. Nobody wants her bad taste in the Wzh.

jimver on October 31, 2012 at 4:31 PM

I think Mooch has converted them all into gowns by now. Remember that inauguration dress that looked suspiciously like the drapes from the Oval Office?

I’d want a total redecoration anyway, for the sake of the nation.

slickwillie2001 on October 31, 2012 at 5:26 PM

I’d want a total redecoration anyway, for the sake of the nation.

slickwillie2001 on October 31, 2012 at 5:26 PM

Cleaning, scrubbing, fumigation…

cozmo on October 31, 2012 at 5:28 PM

1) Romney is unusually wealthy. Can he be trusted with your money?

You can’t be serious. No thinking person can ask such a question. The man isn’t lusting after OPM like Obama and his minions. Nope. You sound like a class-warfare occupier here. Mask slips just enough.

2) He flip flopped on some issues.

3) Most of the flip flops were under the direction of Central Rightwing Command which forced him further towards the hard right.

Hey, if Obama’s opinions about things, say gay marriage just to name one issue, can “evolve”, I guess everyone’s can. You know, with age comes wisdom, is the old adage. Romney just got wiser.

4) As a proponent of womens rights such as abortion, contraception, and sanitary items, his 50′s look and attitude are unsettling to say the least.

This is just stupid. It’s almost too stupid to reply, but I’ll say this much. There are much more important things going on in the world than are centered on my uterus and ovaries, darlin’. The fact that you and the left insist on boiling women down to their reproductive organs and infantilizing and objectifying us is about as insulting as it gets. Don’t call yourself a proponent of women’s rights. You are nothing of the sort. And, btw, what the hell are “sanitary items”? I don’t recall a war on tampons being launched by the Republican party.

5) Obama has promised to put the icing on the recovery cake in his 2nd term, whereas we’ll have to start all over if Romney comes in mid-stream changing around positions, repealing this and that, etc. etc.

Look around. There is no recovery. The inside scoop at the car companies is that gasoline will hit over $5.00 per gallon next year (thanks Ben for deflating the dollar) and once that happens the economy, what shreds are left that is, will be toast. Obama’s policies took a bad situation and exponentially made it worse. Sorry, you lose here, too.

So yes Romney is clearly out of step with many of what I like to call the “censible centrists” of America – people like you and me who want “smarter government”, regardless of the size.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Dude, it’s “sensible”. I don’t want “smarter government, regardless of size.” I want a Federal government that doesn’t overstep its constitutional limitations and is substantially reduced in size. There’s nothing centrist about your “progressive/leftist” position. Nothing. So, don’t include me in your little club.

totherightofthem on October 31, 2012 at 5:28 PM

CoffeeLover on October 31, 2012 at 4:57 PM

The Husband said the exact same thing.

Cindy Munford on October 31, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Romney: 295 + or – 35 EVs (3 sigma).

burt on October 31, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Romney and Jeb Bush?

RinoCON 2012!

Just kidding.

You’re goin down ZERO!

KirknBurker on October 31, 2012 at 5:49 PM

Hey, Mittens.

I got a lot in mining stocks.

Leave Q3 Bernanke alone at the Fed.

Understand?

Just kidding. I’m selling off silver and gold mining stocks now.

KirknBurker on October 31, 2012 at 5:51 PM

In Michigan, DEM Sen Stabenow is running non stop on the lie that she is protecting Medicare and her opponent would raid Medicare.

We need a dose of Romney ads on Medicare to counter the Stabenow ads.

It is the Stabenow campaign which is surrogating for Obama in this state, since there is a huge wellspring of dislike for Obama in the swing

Obama’s Michigan backers are set in stone, so Stabenow is killing two eggs for the party

IMHO Medicare is the key, and China is the kicker. Both are Romney aces

entagor on October 31, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Honestly, somebody is going to be spreading it regardless.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 4:52 PM

…we rather you just spread your cheeks by the goat!

KOOLAID2 on October 31, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Honestly, somebody is going to be spreading it regardless.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Honestly, it sounds like somebody has already been spreading it…and “it” smells a lot like fertilizer.

mom29js on October 31, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Honestly, somebody is going to be spreading it regardless.

akaniku on October 31, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Honestly, it sounds like somebody has already been spreading it…and “it” smells a lot like fertilizer.

mom29js on October 31, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Oops…forgot I couldn’t use arrows. Should have said:

“…it sounds like somebody [cough cough akaniku cough cough] has already been spreading it…and “it” smells a lot like fertilizer.

mom29js on October 31, 2012 at 11:09 PM