2012 Presidential candidates


Presidential news and candidate positions (good and bad):

President Barack Hussein O’Bama (D) – Signed Stimulus I and II (“We have to pass it to know what is in it.”)  Auto Industry bailout and control of those companies (GM and  Chrysler).  Bank bailouts which essentially nationalize banking.  Signed Obamacare, even though 2/3 of the country did not want it. Within Obamacare, college admission for medical, nursing, dental, and veterinary schools are now controlled by the federal government.  College grants, scholarships and loans are now controlled by the federal government.  Within Obamacare, your financial records will be available in realtime to the federal government, if you use Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, or any public option plan.  O’Bama has nominated the most Left-wing, Progressive to the Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor.  Has about 45 Czars in his administration – none of which are accountable to anyone except O’Bama!  The Republican Congress has been trying to gain oversight, but there has been no luck yet on Czar control.  He has made disrespectful statements about our closest foreign allies, England and Israel.  Has declared the US is no longer an Christian nation.  Acknowledges the dictator in Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, as well as the Palestinian President Abbas and their Al Quaeda controlled Hamas government.  O’Bama wants Israel to return to the indefensible borders of 1967.  He has reached out to the Muslim world at breakneck speed and has appeased them in the Middle East.  While at the same time, O’Bama orders the killing of Osama and the immediate disposal of his body????  Has spent almost as much money in his first 2 years, than the entire rest of the country’s history.  We have a $14.3 trillion national debt, and he wants to raise it higher.   Has imposed a national moratorium on new oil drilling both on and off shore, shale extraction, and natural gas extraction.  Gasoline prices have doubled under his presidency, and are expected to continue up to Europe’s prices ($6-8 per gallon).  My electric bill has doubled.  Food prices are significantly higher.  Medical insurance premiums, in many states, have increased 30%.  Unemployment has remained near 10% for his whole presidency. —– You decide if you want another term.

Dick Morris on the remaining GOP Presidential field as of 5/28/11

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN)  Supported by many TEA Party groups and not by the establishment GOP link.  Reported Wednesday, 5/18/11, Bachmann had raised the most money of any Congressional candidate in history.  She has raised $12 million.  Her website. 5/20 – Bachmann is scheduled to make her official announcement on Monday. 5/20 – Bachmann is drawing significant fire for supporting the renewal of the Patriot Act.  For the record, I was in favor of the Patriot Act under Bush, but it terrifies me under Obama.  From my understanding of the Act, it allows for warrantless listening to calls from known terrorist countries into the US and calls from the US to known terrorist countries.  It doesn’t listen to all calls inside the US.  5/27 She has raised 23 children (biological, adopted and foster).  Today someone said, “All the wrong people don’t like her. I like that.” 5/29 Dick Morris’ opinion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWgTUIcY2Dk&feature=related

Herman Cain (R) CEO of Godfather’s Pizza.  Perfect candidate with a firm grasp of the issues link.  My only concern is that he was sat on the Federal Reserve Board and sees no big deal about their existence, link.  Many see the Federal Reserve as the worst problem in American today.  Sees no place for Shariia Law in American government link.  Cain supported TARP link (maybe in hindsight we all know TARP was bad).  5/21 – Officially announced his candidacy in Atlanta today.  5/29 Dick Morris’ opinion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fm5kdtSfR0&feature=relmfu

Former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) – Supported Shar’ria law in his state, before he rejected Shariia law. His back-peddling from Shariia link.  He supported Cap-and-Trade. (That’s two big strikes against him!)  5/23 – FoxNews reported this morning that he just announcement his candidacy.  I can’t find an article or video.  What’s up?  5/29 Dick Morris’ opinion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2ZoNBmMfxU&feature=relmfu

Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA)  Says Shariia Law is incompatible with US Law link.  5/18/11 He made some press today, FoxNews says he still recovering from a gaff about “McCain doesn’t know anything about the effectiveness of waterboarding.”  Uh-em, McCain was a North Vietnamese (communist) prison camp for 5 years.  McCain knows something about effective torture.  For the record, I like Santorum, and don’t like McCain.  But I don’t think anyone, not even Santorum, has room to comment on McCain’s expertise on torture.

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-IN) – 5/19/11 article from the article “As governor of Indiana, he has slashed spending, balanced budgets and cut the rate of growth of the budget by more than half. He capped property taxes, enacted a school voucher program, defunded Planned Parenthood, lowered corporate tax rates and removed the requirement that forces state employees to pay union dues. He also limited collective bargaining for teachers, saving more precious tax dollars, instituted merit pay for teachers and cracked down on employers hiring illegal aliens.”  5/22 – Daniels is out! Saying something like ‘my country is important, but family is more important.’  5/23 -Indiana resident said he is great on the fiscal aspect, but his social positions stink.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) – 5/20/11 article taking a supportive stand with Israel.  5/23 – Perry is not in the race officially.  He is officially saying, like Christie, that he is not running.

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) Wants to end the Federal Reserving banking systems. Has called for the audit of the FedRes for years.  His lack of strength on foreign policy makes me nervous.  5/29 Dick Morris’s opinion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOA_0_gLZlA.

Donald Trump (R?) – Supports Obamacare and the public option for healthcare.  Wants to see Obama’s birth certificate.  Of all of his political campaign donations, 63% have gone to Democrats.  So as much as I like what Trump says, I can’t trust a guy who would give any money to national-level Democrat campaigns.  Sorry.  5/9/11 FoxNews reports, “Trump is OUT!”

Rep. Allen West (R-FL) Voted with the Democrats to fund part of Obamacare link.  Otherwise, he is perfect.  Has officially said he is not running.

Former Speaker of  the House Newt Gingrich (R) – He did that Green Energy commercial with Nancy Pelosi touting unwanted government intrusion into the free-markets.  Says Shariia Law is incompatible with US Law link.  5/18/11 FoxNews and Rush call Gingrich OUT!  One analyst says his public consideration for office was the shortest lived he had ever seen.   Newt said that Paul Ryan budget is nothing more than “social engineering”.  5/23 – Oooo, Newt continues to take a media-beating over his Ryan comment.  5/29 Dick Morris’ opinion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLsCVBsLGlc&feature=relmfu

Former UT Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) – Ambassador to China under Obama (appointment by a Progressive Democrat, doesn’t assure me that he is a REAL conservative).  5/20 – My understanding is that the people of Utah are squarely against him running for president, because he is a big spender and in favor of amnesty.

Former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson (R) – 5/18 After the SC GOP debate, Johnson’s positions are not in alignment with Conservative values.   5/19 – His Utah 501(c)(4), Our American Initiative, was suspended for minor reporting violations http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0511/55324.html.  Johnson is very active in Utah for some reason.

Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney (R-MA)  He signed law creating a state mandated medical insurance (everybody had to buy it and every employer had to provide it).  In 2008 or 2009, MA has purge 150,000 people from the public option insurance because the state could no longer provide care.  Romney also signed the first law allowing legal, statewide, gay marriage. 5/27  Someone said, “All the wrong people like him.” 5/29 Dick Morris’ opinion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hyYmr1FsvI&feature=relmfu.  5/30 Romney and lobbyists link.

Former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee (R) 5/21 OUT of the race.

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8 Responses to 2012 Presidential candidates

  1. Penny Mercer says:

    take a look at Santorum’s comments on Hannity re: the John McCain comments. I think he explained his position very well, and clarified his meaning. I think Santorum is one that we should be looking at more.

  2. CJ says:

    MAYBE IT IS TIME, WE THE PEOPLE,
    TAKE BACK OUR AMERICA!

    THIS IS HOW YOU FIX CONGRESS!!!!!

    Congressional Reform Act of 2011
    We can make this happen, all we need
    is public pressure, stand together and follow threw!

    1. Term Limits
    12 years only, one of the possible options below:
    A. Two Six-year Senate terms
    B. Six Two-year House terms
    C. One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms

    2. No Tenure / No Pension.
    A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when
    they are out of office.

    3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.
    All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security
    system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system,
    and Congress participates with the rest of the American people.

    4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.

    5. Congress will no longer vote themselves pay raises. Congressional pay will
    rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

    6. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same
    health care system as the rest of the American people.

    7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

    8. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/2012.
    The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen.
    Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is
    an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators,
    so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and go back to work.

    If each person contacts a minimum of ten people then it will only take three
    days for most people (in the U.S. ) to receive the message. Maybe it is time
    we take back our country. Demand that this Congressional Reform Act of 2011 is voted on and passed. Call “Ten” people or e-mail “10” people, ask them to contact there Representatives, Demand this is passed, NOW! Tell your Representatives they best take this seriously.

    Its about time the ones we put into office live the life they want us to live. No more special treatment. We put you in office to help us run our country, not to become special.

    CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES, LIGHT UP THOSE LINES, GET YOUR E-MAILS MOVING. This is something that should have happened many years ago.

    Actually this should pass rather quickly. They all feel how we have to live is fine, our Representatives should be more than willing to live the same, Right?

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  4. Gordon Ipock says:

    Looks like I’ll have to vote for Obama again. I’m a working man — not a millionaire. Social Security and Medicare are important to me. All Republicans want to eliminate these programs so they can give bigger tax breaks to multi-national corpoarations. Where is the logic in this? There is none for a working man.

    Most of the stuff about Obama is just plain not true. For example, his position on Israel returning to its 1967 borders. Obama did not say this. He said those borders — with negotiated land swaps — would be a starting point for negotiations. This was the same position George W Bush had, Bill Clinton had, and every president since Ronald Reagan had. You make it sound like Obama is anti-Israel. The truth is, he’s just as pro-Israel as every president we’ve had since Lyndon Johnson. And that’s the problem. The United States’ overwhelming bias towards Israel in its disputes with its Arab neighbors is the main factor driving all the hatred toward the US and our resulting war on terrorism — which is bankrupting us.

    And when was it ever patriotic to function as a fifth column for a foreign nation? Either you are America first or Israel first? If you are Israel first, you are a traitor. You are not an American patriot by any definition. I don’t care what your misguided reading of the King James Version of the Bible may be. You are a traitor if you put any other nation’s interests ahead of those of the United States.

    If Ron Paul were in total control of the US government, he would end all foreign aid to Israel and to every other foreign country. He would end these idiotic wars in the Middle East that benefit Israel only but are bankrupting America. Obama’s problem is that he is going along with the same Israel-first foreign policy that has been in place ever since Lyndon Johnson took over the White House.

    The problem with the Republican Party and what now passes for Conservatism is that both groups operate as an Israeli Fifth Column within the US Government. George Washington must be rolling over in his grave!

    Regarding the bailout of GM and Chrysler, it has been a stunning success! GM has paid off the loans and is now a profitable company. Chrysler has paid back much of the loans it got, and Fiat is prepared to pay off the rest and buy majority ownership of that company. The bailout has been a fortuitous success. Japan’s car industry has been crippled because of the recent earthquakes, and Ford, GM and Chrysler are now making big profits. Hundreds of thousands of jobs have been saved in the US. If GM and Chrysler had been allowed to go bankrupt, it would have been a major blow to the US economy. There has clearly been now government agenda to take control of the US auto industry. The government is eager to accept the payback and be out of this affair. Why make out like there is some kind of plan to take over auto industry? Such statements blow all your credibility.

    There is also no truth that Obama has shut down oil drilling or exploration. Oil drilling within the United States is at an all-time high. And really, Obama has no control over gas prices. But considering the record profits the multi-national oil companies like BP, Exxon-Mobil, and Shell are making, why do Republicans persist in refusing to end the corporate tax breaks the government gives these immensely profitable companies? Why not take that money and pay down some of the debt?

    And if your medical insurance is up 30 percent in the last year or so, don’t blame Obama. Blame the for-profit health insurance companies that Republicans zealously protect. These steep increases are proof that the whole industry should be replaced with a single-payer, public-option national health care plan — basically Medicare for everybody.

    I plan to vote for Obama again and vote for a Democratic Congress. There’s nothing patriotic about the Republicans, a party whose sole purpose is to protect the global capitalist economic order.

    • snaketread says:

      Here is a reference or info on the candidates stances on immigration policy. Gives an immigration report card grade. This grade card comes from numbersUSA.com (a leading pro-U.S. immigration reform group). Immigration is a different issue than most others that receives responses all over the place. NumbersUSA seems pretty strict or critical here but also includes a factor of the candidate’s willingness to even deal with the issue at all (which is actually very important as the U.S. still takes in 1million legal immigrants a year, where many are foreign workers supplanting American workers – which begs the question why? when the U.S. is ailing in recession). An example of criticalness was when Ron Paul was downgraded to an F grade — however Ron Paul belives more in just removing the magnets (jobs) and handouts (food stamps,medical,etc.) rather than going the way of hard enforcement such as ICE raids,etc. But it must be said that in order to remove the incentives then the enforcement of law (which is what gov’t has responsibility to do – executive branch more so) has to be there such as E-verify program (jobs) or ID document proof (food stamps,medical,etc.) This helps in general reference and gives an idea.

      http://www.numbersusa.com/content/action/2012-presidential-hopefuls-immigration-stances.html?jid=898336&lid=9&rid=16026&tid=12806

  5. Gordon Ipock says:

    Well, CJ. I like your proposal to curb the princely privileges Congress has voted for itself. But I cannot imagine more than a handful of men now serving would vote to give up those benefits.

    Perhaps it will take something like the mob of impoverished people who threw out the French monarchy to ever clean out the network of traitors and paid agents that now run our government.

    Certainly voting Republican will do nothing to end the life of privilege for elected officials. All that Republicans will do is vote to end what meager programs now exist for senior citizens. The Republican leadership is committed to ending Medicare and Social Security for the American people — while keeping all their generous retirement and health care programs. I doubt Democrats would end the perks for Congress, but at least that party is committed to retaining Medicare and Social Security for the tens of millions of ordinary Americans who have paid their entire lives into these two programs. And that is as it should be.

  6. Gordon Ipock says:

    I’m very familiar with Numbers USA. About ten years ago I was an activist in the immigration-reform movement. I attended quite a few of the rallies held in the Catawba-Valley area that were sponsored by the Council of Conservative Citizens — a real Conservative organization, not a front group for the Republican Party. I especially remember attending protests outside the Hickory office of US Congressman Cass Ballenger. Sadly, Republicans have been no better at stopping the flood of immigrants into this country than Democrats have been. Perhaps that’s why the link Snaketread posted isn’t functional here. I have to wonder if the present crop of Republican presidential candidates is any better than what we had ten years ago. I recall George W Bush actually pushed the idea of winning the Latino vote for the Republican Party as a counterweight to the African-American vote that has loyally supported the Democratic Party since the FDR presidency. Boy, was that a stupid idea! Hispanic voters have voted heavily for Obama and the Democrats and will continue to do so. The only loyal ethic group the Republicans have are white non-Jewish voters. But sadly, Republicans offer nothing of substance to the white working and middle classes. Instead, their agenda is weighted heavily toward their financial backers: big corporations and the financial elites. 2012 may be the last election Republicans have a shot at winning back the White House and control of Congress. By 2016 the racial demographic shift in America will accelerate toward the non-white population and ever more radical non-white politicians will get elected. Moderate minority politicians like Obama will become a fond memory as openly socialist and even Marxist non-white political leaders will win major elections. Real wealth redistribution will begin then. Clearly, this is the time for Republicans to revamp their political message and loyalties. They should continue to take the big money from the financial elites and corporations, but their message and agenda must become one of representing the interests of white Americans. And not just the wealthy, but working and middle-class whites, too. Otherwise, it’s just a matter of time before political power in the US follows the same trajectory it did in South Africa with pro-Marxist politicians gaining total power.

  7. Gerri Caudle says:

    I just read that Mitt Romney wanted to let foreclosures take place. I had planned to vote for him, but I have changed my mind. A lot of people are having trouble paying too high mortgage payments with double-digit interest rates. Since they purchased their homes, gas prices have skyrocketed and groceries have almost doubled in price in some instances. Their wages have not kept up with the economy or they are out of a job due to jobs being sent overseas, etc. They want their homes and have invested a lot of money in them, and through no fault of their own, they lose them. Maybe Mitt Romney should try living like the everyday common people do and he might change his mind on foreclosures. It seems he just wants the wealthy to buy these houses and rent them. More money for the rich!!! I was taught “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer” and it is happening. The :”American Dream” is being bought by the “rich”, not necessarily the “smart” — since most of them got rich by either inheritance, being crooked, or knowing the right people. Only a few appear to be self-made men and women.

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