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Picture Of The Day: #Mittens180 In Full Action – Mitt Romney’s Love Relationship With Sandy

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A Big Storm Requires Big Government

A Big Storm Requires Big Government – NYTimes.com.

…Disaster coordination is one of the most vital functions of “big government,” which is why Mitt Romney wants to eliminate it. At a Republican primary debate last year, Mr. Romney was asked whether emergency management was a function that should be returned to the states. He not only agreed, he went further.

“Absolutely,” he said. “Every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that’s the right direction. And if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector, that’s even better.” Mr. Romney not only believes that states acting independently can handle the response to a vast East Coast storm better than Washington, but that profit-making companies can do an even better job. He said it was “immoral” for the federal government to do all these things if it means increasing the debt.

From CNN on 10/30/2012:

— Obama declared a state of emergency in Virginia late Monday, ordering federal assistance on top of state and local efforts. Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell had asked for a federal emergency declaration, which would free up funding. By the way, McDonnell is not the only Republican Governor asking for federal help. Ask Chris Christie in New Jersey.

After Mr. Romney’s 2011 remarks recirculated on Monday, his nervous campaign announced that he does not want to abolish FEMA, though he still believes states should be in charge of emergency management. Those in Hurricane Sandy’s path are fortunate that, for now, that ideology has not replaced sound policy.

–Mittens180 at his best again–

Living in NYC, I am wondering how the state of New York should master all the burdens of “Sandy”. And if the state would have to, how would turn this out for the people.

In a week the hammer comes down and we go to elect the President for the next 4 years. Sometimes, when you are not sure on how to vote, life sends you a message.

Over the past 18 month Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have put their ideas on the table. They have explained how the country needs to save money on the expense of those that depend on the government and have made 180 turns when it comes to stand for it in public.  As “Sandy” clearly shows, those that are depending on the government are not only the poor. When it comes down to it, 90% of us are depending on government support, one way or the other. It is easy to deny the fact when the sun is shining and no emergency is visible, but when the emergency occurs, we all ask for it, Republican or Democrat. Don’t be fooled by Romney and Ryan (I am not saying Republicans), both of them are out there to take personal advantage on the expense of all of us.

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Who Will Social Media Users Vote For? – Infographic

You’ve probably seen the results of dozens of election polls by now, but what about research specifically concentrating on social media users? How will they be voting in the U.S. presidential election coming up on Nov. 6? To find out, market research firm Lab42 surveyed 500 U.S. social media users.

In the survey, respondents were asked who they planned to vote for, and in an interesting twist, who they’ll be voting against. The survey digs deeper, finding out if spouses agree on presidential candidates, which issues have the most impact on voters’ decisions, and who is just not going to vote at all.

The most significant findings are about the closely watched independents, those who say they aren’t affiliated with either the Republican or Democratic parties. According to the survey, the race is nowhere near over for denizens of social media, with significant percentages still undecided, especially those who aren’t registered. One statistic that made us laugh: 7% of registered independents have changed their minds four or more times.

And really, 29% of the respondents didn’t even know what “GOP” stands for…? Ouch.

By the way, if you’re having trouble making up your mind, here’s a powerful tool, I Side With, a website that gives you a detailed questionnaire and lets you discover how your political views match up with the candidates.

The survey was conducted Oct. 2-4, 2012 with 500 Facebook and Twitter users responding. A lot has happened since Oct. 4, the day after the first debate in which Obama’s performance was widely panned. However, the next two debates were seen as mostly wins for the Obama campaign, so it’s possible these results could somewhat balance out. And, according to a spokesperson from Lab42, “The majority of respondents took the survey after the first debate, and I think the only stat that may have changed is the undecided vote, which will continue to change up until the election.”

What do you think? Does this survey reflect your impression of the voting landscape in social media?

Source: Mashable.com, Lab42.com

Second Presidential Debate 2012 – Video

Mitt Romney Debates Himself – Video

First Presidential Debate – Romney Wins, At First Sight

After watching the first presidential debate it must be said that Mitt Romney displayed much more confidence than current President Obama. His entire appearance was much stronger and appeared to be much more confident. Obama really looked like he is bothered by this debate and couldn’t wait until it is over. While Romney focused on the president and mostly was seeking eye contact with his opponent, Obama avoided the direct approach. The president appeared really like he had nothing to add to what is already said.

However, taking a second look and analyzing what was said, the entire outcome leaves us with a different result. Mitt Romney was able to take full advantage of Obama’s “absence”. He bluntly explained a few things of his program:

* He will cut taxes for the rich
* He will not cut social services as medicare and other health related services
* With his health program everybody will receive better services
* “Obama Care” will be kicked to the curbs
* He will fully support the military spending spree, whether that is needed or not
* He agreed that social security is an important program and will not be cut
* He claimed he will cut the deficit
* Regulations will not be touched, actually several regs will be cut

While making these statements he used two important phrases that stuck with people:

1. If you hear nonsense too many times you might just believe it

2. I don’t want to have programs that China has to finance for us

With those two phrases he got momentum for himself and his speech. It implied that his contribution is not nonsense, but Obama’s program is based on lies and they only come true by repeating them over and over again. That China is the “supreme” debt holder is as unpopular as cold feet and taking advantage of that fact was a sensational strategy for Romney. Stuff like that sits with people, especially when they are completely unchallenged by the opponent.

Looking at the above and realizing that Romney keeps failing to explain how his wonder program actually works, can be Obama’s plus, when he finally decides to ask a few questions. It is pretty clear that cutting PBS will not solve the poor state of finances in this country. All the points above promise paradise, everything will get better. Taxes go down and nothing is cut, while national debt is going down! Well, by all of Romney’s glory of last night, one doesn’t have to be an economist to understand that what he said is actually impossible. Not next to impossible, it is beyond impossible! Promising heaven on earth in a deeply miserable situation, and repeating it, might be what people want to hear, but selling out the American People for stupid will not cut it in the long run and you will be caught with your pants down.

So, fact is, all the promises will be just that, promises. It is impossible to implement all that and have the outcome Romney is trying to sell us. China has pretty much financed all the spending in two wars, all the bailouts and all the other things we needed to stay afloat over the past years. Even to pay for health care and social security was only possible with issuing debt to China and others. That Romney mentions PBS as a program that has been financed by China and has to go, is a joke. Admitted, it was a joke that worked last night in order to survive a one-on-one debate, but even with a lot of sympathy for the Republicans, you can’t be serious.

Obama’s appearance in the first debate was absolutely poor. Romney’s win isn’t based on strong contributions, but rather on a poor display of Obama. It wouldn’t have taken a lot to take Romney and his promises apart. While Romney accused Obama of “feeding” his political friends with spending in alternative energies, Obama was staying away from “dishing out compliments”, for no reason. Politics is a dirty business, there is no reason for a gentleman display, especially not in such a debate. Say it as it is and you win. If your opponent is twisting the truth, put it on the table and ask questions. And while you do so, address your opponent. Eye contact and staying away from emotional expressions is important. Don’t act like you have nothing to say. Failing to do so, will cost you your job, Mr. President.

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Mitt Romney and the 47% – Infographic

Mitt Romney was secretly video recorded calling 47 percent of Americans “victims… who believe they are entitled.” What does this mean for the Republican contender?

Source: Total Bankruptcy

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The Presidential Race On Facebook – Infographic

The U.S. presidential election is heating up, and President Barack Obama is winning by a landslide — on Facebook.

According to a study from social media analytics provider SocialBakers, the Commander in Chief had a dominating lead in May over Republican contender Mitt Romney, in terms of social media fan engagement.

In the left corner of the ring, Obama threw a straight punch with nearly five times as many people “talking about” him as Romney. The president also gained four and a half times as many new fans as his challenger.

Meanwhile, Obama’s viral reach — a metric equal to the total number of “likes” and comments, multiplied by the average number of friends (140) per user — exceeds his opponent’s by almost 25 percent, SocialBakers said.

Obama is a friend of social media, for sure. In the past year, he joined Tumblr, Pinterest, and Instagram, participated in a live Google+ hangout session, and tweeted a link to his campaign’s Spotify playlist.

“The Obama vs. Romney data raises strong questions about whether Obama’s superior social presence could be an indication of how Americans will vote this fall,” SocialBakers said in a statement…Read More

Source: pcmag,

Obama And Romney – Fight For The White House on Twitter – Infographic

One of the battles in the war for the White House is being fought on Twitter. It’s common knowledge that Obama’s beating Romney hand-over-fist in followers: the president has more than 15 million followers, compared to Romney’s half-million. However, the number of social followers alone doesn’t mean much — instead, the key to waging a successful political campaign on Twitter is engagement.

Along those lines, how does President Obama’s Twitter presence stack up with that of Republican rival Mitt Romney? PeekAnalytics, a social audience measurement service, did some digging to find out…Read More

Thumbnail image courtesy of iStockphoto, PashaIgnatov

Mashable.com, 05/25/2012

Romney – Desperate to find valid arguments…

Trump Endorsement – Bad Luck for Romney

Political Nightmare – How to explain to the Trump followers that their opinion is “slightly” off the hook and not losing them.

Mitt Romney – He says a lot when the day is long…

This morning Chase supported Romney, now its Blackstone’s Schwarzman.

Doesn’t sound very optimistic…

Fox News for Democrats…