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The Hypocrisy of the Far Right

The far right's hatred for President Obama

Can you imagine, if in 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama refused to release 8 years of tax returns, they would have called him a "foreigner", "hiding something", "not born in this country" or worse.

Imagine if, in 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama acknowledged he had Swiss bank accounts. They would have called him a "foreigner", "hiding something", "not born in this country" or even worse.

So why does Mitt Romney get a pass? Because the Republican Party has been hijacked by Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and their friends, who dedicate every second of their "news" programs in destroying the character of our President. 

This election for those on the far right, "the birthers", is not about the policies of our President. Reasonable people can agree or disagree on debt, the stimulus, healthcare reform etc. That is not what the Republican Party is arguing. This is a party that has called the leader of the free world every name in the world, an analyst most recently on Fox News, calling the president "a parasite" - These are people with such hatrid and vitriol in them that they would rather see the country fail so the president is defeated in re-election.

They want the American public to have amnesia for the 8 years of policies from 2001 to 2009 under a right-wing Republican Administration. What did President Obama inherit in January of 2009 when he took office? A country on the brink of a great depression losing millions of jobs, manufacturing about die, wars with Americans getting killed overseas, Bin Laden at large, environmental regulations rolled back and more.

Four years later, Americans are better off. We have a long way to go but thanks to President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton and their entire team, the country is headed forward - the Iraq War over, Bin Laden dead, General Motors alive, and months upon months of economic job growth.

Don't let the Hannity and his friends fool you. This is not about policies - its about hatrid for one man for their own personal reasons.  

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George Clark October 07, 2012 at 08:26 PM
hey, incoming money, especially made by "investing" is income. You can put the smoke and mirros away. We aren't that stupid anymore. they invest your money and gain all the capital after they outsource your jobs. please. It should be taxed at twice the rate of income because they don't really work for it, except to work at cutting costs? aka your american job
George Clark October 07, 2012 at 08:35 PM
hey, incoming money, especially made by "investing" is income. You can put the smoke and mirros away. We aren't that stupid anymore. they invest your money and gain all the capital after they outsource your jobs. please. It should be taxed at twice the rate of income because they don't really work for it, except to work at cutting costs? aka your american job ...
George Clark October 07, 2012 at 08:36 PM
absolutely correct. But they'll never learn. Divide and conquer.
Dentss Dunnagun October 07, 2012 at 09:20 PM
George , Taxing capitol gains at ordinary income cuts both ways .Selling your home for a 200K gain would net you a tax bill over 70K ....
George Clark October 07, 2012 at 09:46 PM
that's because they tied investment income to selling your home as an investment not an asset that you all are already paying such high taxes on and for. That's how they hooked all the "poor" home owners in with the big time investors. They had to make it so you would lose if you tried to tax their income, not home sale, as much as your home owner income rate. They made it to cut both ways, dah.

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