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Subject: Another Liberal Gives Up on Obama Date: 10/9/2012 7:35 PM
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http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/08/buzz-bissin...


But there was more than the entitlement of entitlement. He struck me as burnt out, tired of selling his message although he has always been terrible at selling his message when it veers from idealism into the practical.


By instinct I still cling to my Democrat roots. But I admit that as I get older, on the cusp of 58, I am moving more to the center or even tweaking right, or at least not tied to any ideology. Those making more than $250,000 should pay more taxes, and that does include me. But I also am tired of Obama’s constant demonization, of those he spits out as “millionaires and billionaires,” as pariahs. Romney’s comments at a fundraiser were stupid, but 47 percent of Americans do not pay federal income taxes. Yes, a majority are poor and seniors. But millions do not pay such taxes with incomes of more than $50,000, and whether it’s as little as $10, every American should contribute both as a patriotic obligation and skin in the game. This is our country, not our country club.

I believe that Romney’s move to the center is not yet another flip-flop sleight of hand, perhaps naively. I believe he will send to the political Guantanamo those dirty old white men of the party ready to bomb Iran (speaking of wars, are we out of Afghanistan yet, despite our so-called allies killing our soldiers? See Obama policy).

Four years ago, all Obama had to do was speak and everyone swooned. That was four years ago. It is now four years later. He is no longer the chosen one. He is just too cool for school in a country desperate for the infectiousness of rejuvenation.

Romney has it.
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Author: tamhas Big gold star, 5000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: 64162 of 74364
Subject: Re: Another Liberal Gives Up on Obama Date: 10/9/2012 7:53 PM
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What a weak statement! Not only does one have someone blaming the debate performance as a reason for changing sides, but self-contained we have someone admitting they were headed that way anyway. Not to mention that it is a sports writer ... not a typical source of deep political insight!

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Subject: Re: Another Liberal Gives Up on Obama Date: 10/9/2012 8:07 PM
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Miss something? You forgot to cut and paste this part.

His tax plan was admittedly mystery meat. But the tag he has lied is unfair. To the contrary, he has recognized that his original proposal is more screwed up than the infield fly rule, not to mention mathematically impossible. So he is modifying it, coming up with a possible alternative in recent weeks that deductions should be capped at $17,000.

Putting it another way Mitt flipped and for most of us the only real question is when he will deem it politically expedient to flop.

Oh wait, he's already dropped the $17,000 idea, so that would be his flop, now I guess we await his next flip. :<)

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