We invested heavily in hope back in 2008.

Our 2012 endorsement of Mitt Romney comes with an imperative for change.

The change that we’d hoped would elevate our economy wound up woefully short. The presidential gambit to place health-care reform ahead of economic recovery jeopardized both. President Barack Obama expended all of the presidential leadership on muscling through health care reform, leaving little for implementation and none for significant economic recovery.

We support many aspects of the president’s health care reform. But so much is left undone because of the president’s inability to win popular support for the reforms. For example, the health care exchanges so critical to implementation are stuck at square one. Nov. 16 is the federal government deadline for establishing exchanges, yet 35 states have balked. Even the president’s home state has ignored the directive.

That’s just one example of flagging leadership on an issue that defines the Obama presidency.

Sadly, others exist.

The president’s green energy initiatives were intended to launch a U.S. alternative energy boom. Earlier this month, A123 Systems joined the succession of green energy firms that failed after being selected by the Obama administration for preferential grants. Beacon Power. Abound Solar. EnerDel. Solyndra. All stumbled despite receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer-funded grants.

The president laments congressional gridlock that fomented under the inflammatory leadership of Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Harry Reid. The president’s deference to their reckless rhetoric further deepened congressional divide. Obama doesn’t deserve all of the blame. But he merits little credit for any meaningful attempt to bridge the gap.

That gap pushed the U.S. to a series of precipitous deadlines, including the sequestration ledge where Congress currently is perched. Lots of blame to go around and some of it lands squarely on a president who chose a marginal health care victory over a badly needed growth agenda.

Our hopeful 2008 endorsement went to a promising up ’n comer over a lackluster challenger who botched his first big presidential decision by picking an unqualified running mate. Sen. John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin struck us, and apparently millions of undecided voters, as a calculated political ploy, not a credible presidential successor.

This year, the Republican ticket is led by a candidate with a proven record of moderate governance, legislative leadership and compromise. Mitt Romney arrives at the presidency with global leadership experience and a track record of turnarounds.

No need to rely on hope. His record includes evidence of change. He changed the trajectory of a failing U.S. Winter Olympics. He changed the path of Massachusetts with a health care plan we admire, even if Romney is now less than enthused.

He picked a running mate who has specific deficit reduction plans, not just hopeful intentions. Ryan’s plan cuts too deeply in some areas and needs significant compromise, particularly on the future of Medicare, but these plans are in the hands of a presidential team experienced in compromise.

Our interest in Romney jelled into support through the debates, where we saw his leadership and pragmatic managerial experience shine through. He didn’t just say what ardent Republicans wanted to hear. In fact, he stated his unequivocal support for women’s contraception rights, knowing it would incense a huge number of Christian and Catholic voters.

Romney described himself in alignment with most of the president’s foreign policy directives.

What differs for us is his lifelong leadership success. We don’t begrudge his Bain Capital decisions, all legal and lucrative on behalf of his employers and investors. He made different decisions when he worked for the people of Massachusetts as governor.

We’re confident he’ll be as responsive to all Americans if elected president.

We heard the eavesdrop audio of Romney’s glib reference to a small group of acquaintances about the 47 percent. We also heard Obama’s comments to Russian President Vladimir Putin. For this endorsement, we take our queues not from excerpts of overheard remarks or lip-slips. We rely on leadership experience, detailed public statements and our personal meetings with the candidates during this and the 2007 caucus campaigns.

Today, we endorse a successful leader focused on economic recovery and growth and deficit reduction. We endorse a proven manager who won’t need on-the-job training. We endorse a compromiser who offers the best hope of breaking congressional gridlock.

Most of all, we endorse change.

We endorse Mitt Romney for president.

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QC-RZRBCK

How did that endorsement work out for you QC Times?
Did you sell a bunch of Right Wing/President Hater subscriptions?
Can wait to flip you off when I go by tonight, and every frickin time for the rest of my life.

NoGod
NoGod

So NOW we play the waiting game . So WHEN ,[NOT IF ], President Obama WINS his deserved 2nd term as LEADER of this nation tonight . I hope WE ARE ALL READY , to drive by ALL of these Newspapers that publicly ENDORSED Mitt Romney for president.......and THROW ALL OF THEM the finger as we drive by their Business ! LAUGHING all the way down the road ! ;p

One last plea, to all Conservative Christians that have not voted yet, and unless you’re a devoted Ayn Rand Disciple, and believe in her philosophies, Wakeup, and come to your senses! You are being misled into voting against your better interests! Your Republican Party has been taken over by a bunch of Ayn Rand Disciples, and people like Glen Beck, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and most of the talking heads on the Right are devoted followers of hers. And, then there’s Paul Ryan, Romney’s running mate, and there’s Karl Rove, Grover Norquist, heck even Ronald Reagan was a follower’s of Ayn Rand’s philosophies. I could go on and on with names, but hopefully these will be enough to convince you to come to your senses. And, if you don’t want to take my word for it, it doesn’t take that long to google their names and find out.

Now, as for Romney, I’m not sure just what he really is, except that he is Mormon, and he’s a pathological liar besides being a borderline psychopath. Now, I know President Obama has caught nothing but flack from the Right, but in his defense that has been part of their strategy from the beginning of every Democrats Presidency. It’s just part of an ongoing plan they use after they get voted out of office, and most of you should recognize the following tactic the Right uses, because it’s been their strategy for decades now.

The first thing they do is, they endlessly insist that Government creates all of our problems.

Second is the self-fulfilling prophecy of bad government under Republican leadership, as the Bush recessions of 1991 and 2007, the Hurricane Katrina response, the Iraq catastrophe and the transfer of federal oversight powers to the industries being regulated all showed.

Third, when the backlash from the American people inevitably comes as it did in 1992 and 2008, attack the very legitimacy of the new Democratic president they elected.

Fourth, they turn to the filibuster and other obstructionist tactics in an attempt to block the Democratic agenda, inaction for which the incumbent majority will be blamed.

And, lastly they target the institutions and programs (Social Security, Medicare, the IRS) which form the underpinnings of progressive government.

Now, back to Ayn Rand, do you people have any idea of what Ayn Rand’s philosophies were? If not, her philosophies were centered around Objectivism. Whereas, selfishness is considered a virtue, and the world is made up of what she considered as Creators and Parasites. In other words, most of our citizenry is made-up of parasites, unless you happen to be in the prestigious 1 percent. Now, here is the real kicker for all of you Conservative Christians that have been misled and fooled. Objectivism, also considers all people of religious faith as nothing but FOOLS, and are incapable of reason. They lack the ability to reason for themselves, in a sane manner! Now, just stop and think, if they only think of you as FOOLS. Then that means that they don’t think much of you period, and so, how could they honestly have your best interests at heart? In other words, you are being used solely as pawns just to further their goals, and they really could care less about what happens to you in the long term. Another very interesting facet of Ayn Rand was, she was a rigid proponent of the right of women to have abortions! I’ll bet that very few of you knew that, but if you did, and continued to preach your Right to Life views, and all while you were supporting Ayn Rand’s philosophies, then you are nothing more than the true definition of a hypocrite!

Your Party has purposely destroyed our economy, and just to put themselves in the position to say, look, we warned all of you that Ayn Rand’s Novel Atlas Shrugged would come to pass, and low and behold it has, but in truth, only because of their intentional fiscal irresponsibilities of the past four decades, and malice intentions of making it happen! They want a two-class society in this country, and will stop at nothing to make that a reality! The Creators and the Parasites!

So, hopefully all of the Conservative Christian’s will finally wakeup, and realize that they’ve been made fools of, before it’s too late, so as, we all don’t become slaves to the prestigious 1 percent! A Plutocracy form of government is knocking on our door, if they don’t wakeup!

IowaEMT
IowaEMT

"In Davenport, only 100 people showed up to see Romney and 3,500 people showed up to see President Obama! The "owner" of QCT endorses Romney, not the people who work for the QCT! On election day it's the people who vote, not the newspapers."

That's because everyone who supports Romney were at work. It's not surprising that 3500 Obama supporters had the free time to go see him.

How in the world, could anyone in their right mind endorse and vote for a Party that has deliberately trashed our economy, and besides that has been trying to keep it in a recession throughout Obama's Presidency? Just think about that America, they’ve caused each and every one of us, to have to endure 4 extra years of recession, whereas, we could have been well on the road to recovery by now! Now, I ask, how much more American can that be, all of you Parasites?

metro construction research

Working towards a better life. H. aving O. bamas P. residency E. nd

For anyone who wants to truly see who the true Mitt Romney is, go to. . . .

nomormonpresidentnomittromney2012.blogspot.com/2012/06/etch-sketch.html

After reading it, I’m sure you’ll rush right out and vote for him!

metro construction research

Cute...... http://2016themovie.com/

You know how to google......how about an individual thought

Stonecold
Stonecold

To all of you undecided voters and if you haven’t voted yet.

It may be of interest to you that it turns out that Senator Harry Reid was right, Romney hasn’t paid taxes in over 15 years.

Turn your browsers to

newsone.com/2074186/mitt-romney-tax-evasion/

and, read!

ohhereitgoes

Thank you QC Times for your endorsement. Many newspapers across the country that previously endorsed Obama are now going to Romney. First, Romney is not McCain. I notice many of the critical comments you've gotten over your Romney endorsement are from people who have an animus against all Republicans. But times have changed and so have the candidates. Second, four years of Obama in the White House is enough to change millions of minds, including mine. I will be voting Republican and Romney for President.

For those of you who cannot change your minds according to the evidence, I'm not too shocked. Some people can't take the truth. Michelle Obama said six days ago on a Maryland FM station, "We're in the midst of a huge recovery." If you believe that, I'll expect to see you turning handsprings down the street on the way to the polls to vote for your hero. Good luck with that.

1of3

Don't you think it is odd that the Salt Lake City Utah newspapers wont endorse Romney? I mean he supposedly has done great things there, but here is their statement about your Mr. Wonderful.

"In considering which candidate to endorse, The Salt Lake Tribune editorial board had hoped that Romney would exhibit the same talents for organization, pragmatic problem solving and inspired leadership that he displayed here more than a decade ago. Instead, we have watched him morph into a friend of the far right, then tack toward the center with breathtaking aplomb. Through a pair of presidential debates, Romney’s domestic agenda remains bereft of detail and worthy of mistrust.

Therefore, our endorsement must go to the incumbent, a competent leader who, against tough odds, has guided the country through catastrophe and set a course that, while rocky, is pointing toward a brighter day. The president has earned a second term. Romney, in whatever guise, does not deserve a first."

Great response 1of3!

1of3

Thanks Bushdidit. I really do not understand how ANYONE can endorse Mitt Romney. They must be wearing some pretty thick blinders not to see all of his lies and half trueths. If you check out any of the fact check sites you will see that he has told more out and out lies than anyone else. You will see that his biggest supporters are banks and financial institutions, while Obamas biggest supporters are colleges and technology companies. HMMM now why do you think that is?? Open your eyes before you cast your vote! You may not like some of Obamas practices but if you are using your head and not blind hatred you will see that he is clearly the best choice when we only have two realistically to choose from.

haphaze

oohhh my the lefties and progies are flipping now with this endorsement. Stiring the puddin. But a endorsement that means a lot

Stonecold
Stonecold

But, whose going to be flippin' come the 7th of Nov.?

Especially, when Romney has to conceded he's lost!

Maybe, he can get a job demonstrating how to strap dogs to the roofs of cars, or how to strap Lyin' Ryan to the roofs of cars?

ohhereitgoes

I love comments like this one. Bad predictive skills, poor grammar, and rigid political correctness...a perfect storm!

Stonecold
Stonecold

I have a great comeback line, but it would only get pulled.

Besides, it's not worth wasting an Empty Suited Psychotic Ayn Rand Disciple!

There are some rather simple questions that the undecided voters who haven’t voted yet should be asking themselves before they vote.

1) Which Party’s failed policies have brought us to the point we’re at today, and do you really want to continue with those failed policies?

2) Why would that Party, through three separate administrations continue using those same failed policies?

3) Were those failed policies enacted intentionally with malice intent in mind, because no party can be that fiscally irresponsible without some form of malice intent being intended?

4) Why did the opposing Party on the day of the President’s inauguration vow to oppose anything the new President attempted to do, even though they really didn’t know what his goals were at the time, and somehow in their demented minds that the President was simply a Marxist/Socialist?

5) Why has that Party caused the country to have to endure an additional extra four years of pain (depression/recession), when we could have been well on the road to recovery instead of still being stuck in the depression/recession?

6) Do you really want to reward a Party that through their treasonous actions have practically destroyed your country by electing their candidate Mitt Romney to be your President, whom will simply continue with those same old failed policies that brought about the debacle in the first place?

teddyg57

I've seen how your paper has been going downhill lately and this just confirms it. Backing the biggest liar ever, Romney. If he gets elected he will drag the country back 60 years. he doesn't have a clue about foreign policy as he showed on the last debate. Even the Salt Lake Tribune is endorsing Obama because of Romney's ever changing stand on issues (AKA LYING) they are quoted as calling him "the shape-shifting nominee" and that paper is from a very Mormon saturated area. All the influential papers like New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Denver Post are ALL endorsing the smart choice Obama. We don't need to go back to the mess we were in after Bush, Obama has done what he could to pull us out and getting 4 more years he will be able to bring us back to full speed. Bush had us practically in a depression after he got through with his 8 years of incompetency. He was another one that just liked lining his pockets with money and was full of lies so we don't need Romney as a repeat of that.

ohhereitgoes

Calling Mitt Romney "the biggest liar ever" two days before the election. Yeah, that's gonna turn around thousands of votes.

Stonecold
Stonecold

It's not only Mitt Romney and all of his lies.

Today’s GOP has become nothing more than a genuine hatchery for lies and misconceptions in their futile attempts at distorting the truth.

They own the Patent and Trademark for lying!

metro construction research

How about an original thought as opposed to spewing someone elses? Anyone can copy n paste from googleH

kandirandy
kandirandy

In Davenport, only 100 people showed up to see Romney and 3,500 people showed up to see President Obama! The "owner" of QCT endorses Romney, not the people who work for the QCT! On election day it's the people who vote, not the newspapers.

Riles1

Wow QCT apparently your memory isn't very good. How anybody could stand behind the Repubs and their "don't have a clue policy's" is really beyond me.

Can't you remember 4 years ago? I do so I will help you on this one. This country was about 1 more Bush from total disaster. The Repubs, Rush Limbaugh's and the Fox news is the pessimistic, far right cancer this country needs to get rid of.

Check the vote count on election day and you will see that the QCT's endorsement had absolutely no influence on the peoples choice.

metro construction research

Bush is not running for president.Bush

Stonecold
Stonecold

But, his same failed policies are!

metro construction research

Not a bush fan and not an obama fan so your point is dull........

Stonecold
Stonecold

Your point has been dull for a long time, crazy!

I think it’s time for the citizens of our country to understand what the upcoming elections are really about, and thanks to Stonecold, and his postings has set me to thinking of what it took to make this country the greatest country to have ever grace this planet, and with the election of Mitt Romney we will be giving up. The Right has for four decades now, been working overtime to try and create a country of what they consider Creators (1%) and the despicable Parasites (99%). As Stonecold said, the Right is trying to establish a laissez-faire type of Capitalism. That is characterized by free market fundamentalism, where consumers, workers, and families are left on their own, and businesses do whatever they want, with little or no role for government. But, there are a few problems with this type of Capitalism that the Right neglects to tell you or just doesn’t want you to know, and like any thing that sounds too good to be true, usually is too good to be true, and that would be the case with the Rights version of Capitalism, and to be realistic about it could only work in a truly perfect world, and our world is far from being perfect. And besides, there are two major flaws that come with the type of Capitalism the Right wants to bestow upon us, corruption, which would undoubtedly run rampant, and the built-in flaw that Capitalism is based on, and that is, destroying its competition.

What the Right doesn't realize or does and just doesn’t care, is that we had a unique system that blended capitalism and socialism together which helped safeguard us from extreme downturns, and also helped make recoveries from any downturns much easier to recover from. Our system was structured in a way that actually helped capitalism survive and in check, and contrary to what the Right believes Capitalism cannot survive without government along with regulation. Capitalism left unchecked has its inherent fatal flaw which eventually leads to it failing. Capitalism’s fatal flaw is always geared to destroy its competition, and when that inevitably occurs Capitalism fails, and a sure sign that capitalism is failing are the establishment of monopolies. Once the competition has been destroyed, and Monopolies have taken over consumers lose their freedom of choice. Monopolies have virtually no competition and can dictate prices to their customers unless they are restricted by regulators. The customer either has to pay the price demanded by the monopoly or not receive that good/service. And, with the arrival of Monopolies the ugly world of collusion arrives. And, combined spells the end of Capitalism as we have known it.

From the onset of George W. Bush’s presidency he conveniently started replacing the people who oversaw the regulatory commissions with people that had previously worked for the very industries that they were now going to regulate, which could be considered as letting the foxes guard the hen houses! Then you combine the Right’s trickle down economics, and all of that is what has brought about the failure of capitalism we are now witnessing, and they are either too stupid to realize it or just don’t care! What the Right has done, is that they have taken a reasonably regulated free enterprise system with a balanced economy that could have been globally competitive for decades. At one time, we had the wealthy, a thriving middle class, and a not so poor, poor class, and all the Right has done, is turned our once uniquely blended system of Capitalism and Socialism into a two-class society that they like to call Creators, and those despicable Parasites! And in doing so, have positioned our government to become a Plutocracy!

But, we still have time to reverse that course by reelecting President Obama, and bringing back the Left’s version of capitalism where society sets the rules and standards of commerce, regarding matters like protecting consumers, employees and the environment from irresponsible business practices, such as excessive pollution, risky oil drilling, predatory and reckless bank lending, unsafe workplaces, food, medicine, cars, and airplanes, minimum wages, and discrimination by race and gender. Along with restoring the American Dream or we can continue on the course the Right wants to take us, where our society consists of only Creators (1%) and the despicable Parasites (99%).

It’s your choice, folk’s, so choose wisely, because your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren are depending on you to make the right decision!

jdgerer11

Brilliant explanation, bushdidit. Too rarely people refuse to examine our present situation within an historical context, and the Republican Party today appears to be attempting to legislate as if our history never occurred. The Second Industrial Revolution and its effects on the lives of Americans clearly displayed that the type of Laissez-Faire economics that the GOP touts now, weren't even adaptable to the times 100 years ago, and to strive to return to an unregulated economy today is utterly incomprehensible. One would think that after eight years of Bush economic engineering in that direction, and the disastrous recession which those policies drove us into, that any sensible person, liberal or conservative, would abandon those principles. Not reinforce them! For as long as humans and our flaws are involved in the process, true free-market Capitalism will never work.

ohhereitgoes

Yes! I admit it! I'm part of the 1%. My lavish $8.60 wage and my nine year old car have given me away!

metro construction research

Your next car can be a chinese made Jeep...... Obama style....

mileswrich

The editorial board must be on drugs. They want change? Why did they endorse Cheri Bustos for Congress, then, a Democrat, over the incumbent, Bobby Schilling? And why endorse Dave Loesback, another Democrat for Congress? Change, what kind of change, a few more Clarance Thomas clones on the Supreme Court? A Constitution Amendment recognizing Embryos as citizens? A fiscal policy where we cut taxes by 20% across the board creating a revenue shortfall of $4.8 Trillion over ten years? A President who takes oaths to the Mormon Church? No wonder Lee Enterprises went bankrupt, or maybe that is the change they want. Somehow Mitt Romney must have promised them he was going to rebuild newspapers. I am disgusted. Miles W. Rich, Johns Creek, GA, born in Davenport, grew up in Rock Island.

lilzap

Well said, Miles. But I doubt the members of the editorial board of the QC Times personally (other than for reasons of vanity) care one way or another whether the paper goes bankrupt. Business rules the roost and games the system in their favor. They are too often excused or even rewarded for their own malfeasance. Lee CEO received a half million bonus and CFO Carl Schmidt netted a quarter of a million for their efforts in guiding the company through bankruptcy. When business goes bust by making poor management decisions they get to "restructure" debt and remind us they are "job creators" to bolster their image. When individuals go bust due to medical bills and job loss they burdens on society, "getting what they deserve."

milt3726
milt3726

Do you really think Obama or Clinton really care about the people of Iowa, Obama will say anything to get your vote, while he hangs out with the sycophant Hollywood crowd he speaks bad of Middle America saying things like, "They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." In the end this elections comes down to a simple IQ test. Do you want to enslave our children with compounding debt and scandal? Do you want a real capitalist to repair the broken government & economy? If you can answer these honestly then your choice should be an easy pick. Just remember to back up your rhetoric with a determination to vote the Obama Regime and his minions out of office on November 6th 2012. Tell your friends and family we need their vote to save America!

Leftcoastrocky

The Economist Endorses Obama
The Economist: "As a result, this election offers American voters an unedifying choice. Many of The Economist's readers, especially those who run businesses in America, may well conclude that nothing could be worse than another four years of Mr Obama. We beg to differ. For all his businesslike intentions, Mr Romney has an economic plan that works only if you don't believe most of what he says. That is not a convincing pitch for a chief executive. And for all his shortcomings, Mr Obama has dragged America's economy back from the brink of disaster, and has made a decent fist of foreign policy. So this newspaper would stick with the devil it knows, and re-elect him."

longjohn412

Mitt Romney Clarifies Abortion Stance

“I would make an exception for abortion in cases where the life of my campaign is at stake,” he told a crowd in Kettering, Ohio.

longjohn412

You endorsed a Bag of Hot Air who when asked if he would end FEMA said ... and I quote ... "ABSOLUTELY"

My advice to the editors of the QC Times

Call Governor Christie and get a second opinion .....

Dan Kimble
Dan Kimble

AMERICA RISING

DONG…..DONG…....deng...dong…....DONG….DONG…...deng...dong…......DONG…..DONG …...deng...dong….....DONG…..DONG

VA   Day !....VA Day !...Victory in America Day!

Across the Great Land, bells are ringing.

The clanging of the church bells carries across the valley and up through the hills.

The dairy farmer’s son in upstate New York hears them as he herds the cows to the upper pasture in the Adirondacks.

The rancher in Montana bringing feed to his stock after a heavy snowfall hears the good news over the static on his radio.

The handy man in the suburbs of Milwaukee listens raptly to the morning talk show host as he drives his van to the day’s first client’s home. He beams at the sound of the relieved callers celebrating the new president, president Romney, the joyous news of victory…. of freedom won once again.

The house wife in Southern Ohio hears the news of relief as she pads down to her kitchen to begin another day. Maybe there is hope her husband’s coal mine won’t shut down, now. 

The young man in Denver comes off the night shift at Walmart, stocking shelves. A welder by training, he is hopeful there will be work laying pipelines, soon. 

The 58 year old doctor in New Hampshire is once again, hopeful. Maybe she won’t have to think about closing down her practice, anymore.

In Chicago, a sporadically employed union electrician is relieved. He voted in secret against the instructions of his union bosses, but he feels vindicated…. and hopeful.

In New Mexico, a Mexican-American landscaper loads up his truck and trailer with his equipment, listening to the news, preparing for the days work. Maybe now his business will pick up...maybe soon he will be able to rehire some good men he had to lay off.

In Afghanistan, a thirty year-old, African-American Marine feels a sense of relief, mixed with the sadness of disappointment. The news about what really happened in Libya had left him dismayed. He had wished for so much more from this president, but it just hadn’t happened. So, he had done what he felt needed to be done, and voted against the man he had carried such high hopes for, four years ago.

In California, a young father of two toddlers and a new born baby, who had immigrated from India twelve years ago with an engineering degree, thinks how he and his wife had made the right choice. He worries about his state of California, and the mess it is in. He hopes this election will somehow make a difference. Maybe he will have to move away to another state if it doesn’t.

On the road, on the long horizon highway, an independent trucker drives his rig on the first leg of his 1500 mile journey to his next destination, switching the dial to find the clearest station with his favored talk show hosts. He glories in the good news. Maybe now there will be some relief from the overbearing, arrogant regulators of the Department of Transportation. He thinks business will pick up, and later, maybe diesel prices will start sliding down. One can hope, now.

deng...dong…...DONG….DONG…...deng..dong…...DONG…..DONG…...deng...dong…...DONG….DONG

He can still hear the church bells ringing miles down the valley. He opens the gate to the mountain pasture to let the cows through. Their breaths form bursts of vapor in the cold November air.

He thinks this news is good….He’s too young to understand, fully…. But, he knows his Dad is elated. And, his Dad tells him the that his future has just been brightened by this election…..that it has been an historic election... they are going to talk about it, more…..his Dad tells him he must know everything, what it all means to him…. to his future………….He wants to know.

What he doesn’t know, now…...but what his Dad does know….is that this will be a conversation which will last for years. For, that is how long it will take his father to impart the wisdom he has gathered over a lifetime….. of what America is, of what America means to it’s people, to the world…..and how the long standing, and long cherished ideals of America must be protected and preserved…….forever.

ohhereitgoes

I'm voting for Romney too, but let's not get carried away. We're voting for a President this time. We're through with Messiahs.

Dan Kimble
Dan Kimble

AMERICA RISING

DONG…..DONG…....deng...dong…....DONG….DONG…...deng...dong…......DONG…..DONG …...deng...dong….....DONG…..DONG

VA   Day !....VA Day !...Victory in America Day!

Across the Great Land, bells are ringing.

The clanging of the church bells carries across the valley and up through the hills.

The dairy farmer’s son in upstate New York hears them as he herds the cows to the upper pasture in the Adirondacks.

The rancher in Montana bringing feed to his stock after a heavy snowfall hears the good news over the static on his radio.

The handy man in the suburbs of Milwaukee listens raptly to the morning talk show host as he drives his van to the day’s first client’s home. He beams at the sound of the relieved callers celebrating the new president, president Romney, the joyous news of victory…. of freedom won once again.

The house wife in Southern Ohio hears the news of relief as she pads down to her kitchen to begin another day. Maybe there is hope her husband’s coal mine won’t shut down, now. 

The young man in Denver comes off the night shift at Walmart, stocking shelves. A welder by training, he is hopeful there will be work laying pipelines, soon. 

The 58 year old doctor in New Hampshire is once again, hopeful. Maybe she won’t have to think about closing down her practice, anymore.

In Chicago, a sporadically employed union electrician is relieved. He voted in secret against the instructions of his union bosses, but he feels vindicated…. and hopeful.

In New Mexico, a Mexican-American landscaper loads up his truck and trailer with his equipment, listening to the news, preparing for the days work. Maybe now his business will pick up...maybe soon he will be able to rehire some good men he had to lay off.

In Afghanistan, a thirty year-old, African-American Marine feels a sense of relief, mixed with the sadness of disappointment. The news about what really happened in Libya had left him dismayed. He had wished for so much more from this president, but it just hadn’t happened. So, he had done what he felt needed to be done, and voted against the man he had carried such high hopes for, four years ago.

In California, a young father of two toddlers and a new born baby, who had immigrated from India twelve years ago with an engineering degree, thinks how he and his wife had made the right choice. He worries about his state of California, and the mess it is in. He hopes this election will somehow make a difference. Maybe he will have to move away to another state if it doesn’t.

On the road, on the long horizon highway, an independent trucker drives his rig on the first leg of his 1500 mile journey to his next destination, switching the dial to find the clearest station with his favored talk show hosts. He glories in the good news. Maybe now there will be some relief from the overbearing, arrogant regulators of the Department of Transportation. He thinks business will pick up, and later, maybe diesel prices will start sliding down. One can hope, now.

deng...dong…...DONG….DONG…...deng..dong…...DONG…..DONG…...deng...dong…...DONG….DONG

He can still hear the church bells ringing miles down the valley. He opens the gate to the mountain pasture to let the cows through. Their breaths form bursts of vapor in the cold November air.

He thinks this news is good….He’s too young to understand, fully…. But, he knows his Dad is elated. And, his Dad tells him the that his future has just been brightened by this election…..that it has been an historic election... they are going to talk about it, more…..his Dad tells him he must know everything, what it all means to him…. to his future………….He wants to know.

What he doesn’t know, now…...but what his Dad does know….is that this will be a conversation which will last for years. For, that is how long it will take his father to impart the wisdom he has gathered over a lifetime….. of what America is, of what America means to it’s people, to the world…..and how the long standing, and long cherished ideals of America must be protected and preserved…….forever.

Dan Kimble
Dan Kimble

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1of3

This article should have been titled,, "Ready for lies" according to politifact.com Romney definately wins in the biggest liar catagory.

Obama's statements by ruling
Click on the ruling to see all of Obama's statements for that ruling.
True99 (22%)(99)
Mostly True106 (23%)(106)
Half True121 (27%)(121)
Mostly False56 (12%)(56)
False63 (14%)(63)
Pants on Fire7 (2%

Romney's statements by ruling
Click on the ruling to see all of Romney's statements for that ruling.
True30 (15%)(30)
Mostly True32 (16%)(32)
Half True55 (27%)(55)
Mostly False33 (16%)(33)
False32 (16%)(32)
Pants on Fire19 (9%
While all candidates seem to find it necessary to tell us lies or half trueths to make the other look bad,,, Romney takes a huge lead in telling out and out lies!

George Jetson

Breaking news, the TIMES pulled the aluminum foil hat off and saw the light. Hoping the American public does the same. ROMNEY RYAN 2012!!!

longjohn412

You endorsed a Bag of Hot Air who when asked if he would end FEMA said ... and I quote ... "ABSOLUTELY"

My advise to the editors of the QC Times

Call Governor Christie and get a second opinion ......

metro construction research

I wonder why they worked to get the government out of the way in order to get things done faster and more efficiently in the wake of sandy?

just curious

I heard Gov Christie endorse Gov Romney AGAIN yesterday - Sunday, November 4, 2012.

metro construction research

Christie is a smart guyC

bigbaldy

Mitt Romney is a liar.
Recently, republican presidential candidate mitt romney released an ad in Ohio stating that Jeep was moving their manufacturing facility out of Dayton and into China. He also stated it several times on the campaign trail. Now this statement has been disproven many times by fact checkers and the Chrysler corporation has flat out denied it as well. And yet, he keeps on repeating the lie. He has also lied about his economic plan, his tax plan, his (weak) stance on defense, and has refused to answer questions about a statement he made during the republican primaries concerning the abolition of FEMA.
And to worsen matters, he staged a photo-op the day after the super storm Sandy had devastated the east coast. He was allegedly taking donations for the storm victims, but the night before the event, his aides spent $5000 at Wal Mart and then handed the supplies out to people standing in line to make it appear that he has a big heart. The Red Cross specifically asked that no food, etc. be donated, they needed to write checks for cleaning supplies and so on. If he truly wants to help he should write a check for a million or so to the Red Cross or at least donate a pint of blood. But he is a liar and a cheat and will do no such thing. There is no way this man should be PotUS. He makes Richard Nixon look tame by comparison. And the Times made a bad call by endorsing him.

mileswrich

Jeeps are made in Toledo, the old home of Willys Overland, not Dayton. Dayton is a GM town! But other than that, I agree with everything you said. Romney is a liar like none other. Staging relief efforts by handing people cans of food for photo opps? OMG!

metro construction research

Question....where does GM build most of their cars?

ScottD

You support your endorsement by saying that Obama chose to force through healthcare reform instead of doing something about the economy. However, you made no mention of the stimulus legislation he worked to get passed shortly after he was elected in February '09. The stimulus was critical to saving this country from a deflationary spiral, similar to the Great Depression. Thus, your first premise is factually wrong. Obama got us through the collapse of our financial system, by stepping in to shore up aggregate demand with the stimulus and avert a greater calamity. Romney's work on the Olympics and as Governor are petty and do not compare to the worst financial crisis in about 75 years. For you to imply that comparison is absurd and intellectually inept. I am a Bank exec and know first hand how seriously our financial system was damaged when Obama took office. Also, healthcare expenses are nearly a quarter of GDP and are rising. Therefore, it is an economic issue that has to be addressed. Again this shows the ineptness of your endorsement. At the least your editorial staff has absolutely no understanding of economics.

mileswrich

Obama "chose to force through health reform" because unless we get control of health care costs, where we spend twice as much of our GNP as other western countries, we will never get control of the deficit. You can't get the US Government's fiscal house in order without getting health care costs under control. Did the Times Board not figure that one out? I think Rupert Murdoch must be planning to buy Lee Enterprises!

metro construction research

You can get govt spending under control by having less govt.

just curious

Health care costs are NOT under control with obamacare and won't be under obamacare. How can you add a cajillion people to 'the system', add no doctors and expect things to improve??? Barack hussein denies that he robbed 716 billion from medicare but reducing the amount paid to providers is taking money from medicare. Do you have any idea how little drs make on medicare patients? Not much. Are they anxious to take more patients when they will get even less for treating a medicare patient? Would you?

QCUSA

".......and somewhere in America a miner, who didn't vote the way his employer told him for fear of losing his job, wakes up from his sleep and realizes this has only been a bad dream and all is still right in the world.....President Obama has been relected!"
As he heads down to the Unemployment Office.

qchawkeye

.....and as he heads down to the Unemployment Office he thanks FDR that there is unemployment compensation and he castigates his former employer who has laid him and others off so he (his former employer) can afford a new mansion twice as big as the one he lives in now.

Libtard Express

I can see that all the libtards are fired up and dominating the comments on this endorsement, but that's only because the rest of us are at work now.

lilzap

You know, the word libtard is interesting. Wondering if you could provide definition for it? I have never heard it, but I would think that it could probably be described as a colloquialism used by those of limited imagination or education. And thanks to the internets, I am able to post this response while I am at work. But perhaps you knew that since you did the same. Which would leave your insinuation moot.

Stonecold
Stonecold

This is the kind of response one give. . . . .

only if they've smoked too much elephant dung!

ohhereitgoes

So you have experience smoking elephant dung?

Stonecold
Stonecold

Sorry Empty Suit, but only Republicans can lay claim to smoking elephant dung!

But, what's really funny is, your mascot is not even of American descent!

metro construction research

At least the elephant is here legally.t least

2muchfun

i thought q.c times only told the facts?i guess q.c times and lee enterprise must be romney donars to then.i personally know q.c times lies on 47% of there stories.its okay though.nitt witt mitt will never win.and q.c times and lee enterprise now have pubic relation problems.not to smart for media.newspapers are history anyway.everyone loves a good STORY.

ex_D_pitter

Fools. Fortunately, no one respects the QCT opinion much...

metro construction research

thats why its called an opinion :-)T

Gulfcoastcommentary

I'm tired of that Democratic talking point about returning to "Bush's failed policies". We had low unemployment during Bush's administration when Bush was smart enough to cut taxes in the aftermath of the Dot.com recession.
"Why We Are in the Mess We're In"
http://gulfcoastcommentary.blogspot.com/2012/09/misleading-democratic-talking-points.html
What happened was 1) a collapse in the housing and mortgage markets---bubbles that were built up over at least 30 years and 3 administrations. 2) The implosion caught the banks and investment houses with too high of leverage and they got into trouble quickly in part due to their correct inference that they will get bailed out by the Feds when trouble comes. 3) Finally, the nation's industries and jobs have been under attack from Japan, Korea, and China for that same period of time. Responsible parties include Bill Clinton, Alan Greenspan, Geo Bush, G.H.W. Bush, Barney Frank, the mortgage interest deduction, and ZERO capital gains tax on housing price gains and many others.

If you don't know what is the real root problems are, then you'll never have the correct solutions.

Congrats to your management on calling for appropriate change.

iowavoter

I am sad to see another Iowa paper endorse Mitt Romney, because he has not shown that he has the ability or the character to run a decent campaign, let alone the country. I am happy, though, to see how many Iowans have commented how horrified they are that the QCTimes endorsed this person. I just hope Governor Romney loses. For everyone's sakes.

I have to ask, how in the world could anyone vote for any candidate in the Republican party? The Republican party shouldn’t even be allowed to have a candidate for any political position. Just stop and think, they alone have brought about the finical crisis we have been faced with through their last three fiscally irresponsible presidents. Then they get voted out because of it, and then they have the gall to keep the country in the fiscal crisis throughout Obama’s presidency. Yet, somehow the Republicans think that the American public is so stupid as not to realize whose fault this whole mess is, and they will be rewarded for keeping our country in the Republican created financial crisis, and be so stupid as to elect their candidate Romney for their treasonous acts. Now, where is there any logic in that? How could anyone in their right mind vote for a repeat of the Republicans same old failed policies, and have deliberately kept our country from any reasonable recovery? Evidently, logic is not a requirement to vote Republican! And, is definitely not like the Democratic party whereas our voters are actually able to distinguish the entire forest from individual trees that always attempt to obscure the real picture!

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Mitt Romney Revealed Finally - All Look At These Please!!!!
Romney Recap Part 1
http://www.allthingsdemocrat.com/2012/10/still-undecided-the-romney-recap-for-voters-part-1-bain-capital/
Romney Recap Part 2
http://www.allthingsdemocrat.com/2012/10/still-undecided-the-romney-recap-for-voters-part-2-the-mythical-governor/

qchawkeye

Trick or treat? Giving Romney your vote will be giving him a treat, but you'll still end up getting the trick if he's elected.

Dan Kimble
Dan Kimble

AMERICA RISING

DONG….DONG…..deng..dong…...DONG….DONG…...deng...dong…...DONG……DONG …...deng...dong…..DONG…..DONG

VA   Day !....VA Day !...Victory in America Day!

Across the Great Land, bells are ringing.

The clanging of the church bells carries across the valley and up through the hills.

The dairy farmer’s son in upstate New York hears them as he herds the cows to the upper pasture in the Adirondacks.

The rancher in Montana bringing feed to his stock after a heavy snowfall hears the good news over the static on his radio.

The handy man in the suburbs of Milwaukee listens raptly to the morning talk show host as he drives his van to the day’s first client’s home. He beams at the sound of the relieved callers celebrating the new president, president Romney, the joyous news of victory…. of freedom won once again.

The house wife in Southern Ohio hears the news of relief as she pads down to her kitchen to begin another day. Maybe there is hope her husband’s coal mine won’t shut down, now. 

The young man in Denver comes off the night shift at Walmart, stocking shelves. A welder by training, he is hopeful there will be work laying pipelines, soon. 

The 58 year old doctor in New Hampshire is once again, hopeful. Maybe she won’t have to think about closing down her practice, anymore.

In Chicago, a sporadically employed union electrician is relieved. He voted in secret against the instructions of his union bosses, but he feels vindicated…. and hopeful.

In New Mexico, a Mexican-American landscaper loads up his truck and trailer with his equipment, listening to the news, preparing for the days work. Maybe now his business will pick up...maybe soon he will be able to rehire some good men he had to lay off.

In Afghanistan, a thirty year-old, African-American Marine feels a sense of relief, mixed with the sadness of disappointment. The news about what really happened in Libya had left him dismayed. He had wished for so much more from this president, but it just hadn’t happened. So, he had done what he felt needed to be done, and voted against the man he had carried such high hopes for, four years ago.

In California, a young father of two toddlers and a new born baby, who had immigrated from India twelve years ago with an engineering degree, thinks how he and his wife had made the right choice. He worries about his state of California, and the mess it is in. He hopes this election will somehow make a difference. Maybe he will have to move away to another state if it doesn’t.

On the road, on the long horizon highway, an independent trucker drives his rig on the first leg of his 1500 mile journey to his next destination, switching the dial to find the clearest station with his favored talk show hosts. He glories in the good news. Maybe now there will be some relief from the overbearing, arrogant regulators of the Department of Transportation. He thinks business will pick up, and later, maybe diesel prices will start sliding down. One can hope, now.

deng..dong…DONG….DONG…deng..dong….DONG…...DONG…..deng...dong….DONG….DONG

He can still hear the church bells ringing miles down the valley. He opens the gate to the mountain pasture to let the cows through. Their breaths form bursts of vapor in the cold November air.

He thinks this news is good. He’s too young to understand, fully. But, he knows his Dad is elated. And, his Dad tells him the that his future has just been brightened by this election…..that it has been an historic election... they are going to talk about it, more…..his Dad tells him he must know everything, what it all means to him…. to his future………..He wants to know.

What he doesn’t know, now…...but what his Dad does know….is that this will be a conversation which will last for years. For, that is how long it will take his father to impart the wisdom he has gathered over a lifetime, of what America is, of what America means to it’s people, to the world; and how the long standing, and long cherished ideals of America must be protected and preserved…….forever.

qchawkeye

.......and somewhere in America a miner, who didn't vote the way his employer told him for fear of losing his job, wakes up from his sleep and realizes this has only been a bad dream and all is still right in the world.....President Obama has been relected!

longjohn412

Man are you going to have a Hangover next Wednesday Morning .....

Dan Kimble
Dan Kimble

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andy33

Despite all of Romney’s bluster that with his business experience he is going to improve our financial situation, his party has the WORST record when it comes to managing the economy
Consider this scenario:
Start with $10,000, and for a period of 40 years you invest only during Republican admistrations. At the end of 40 yerars, and excluding the Hoover administration years, your $10,000 would have grown to $51,211. Not too bad, you say? You gained some $40,000. Actually, not that great.A
If you had invested your $10,000 only during Democratic adminisrations, you would end up with a whopping $300,671! Here's the source:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/10/14/opinion/20081014_OPCHART.html

Wait! Don't tell me. Correlation is not causation. It's just the Republican administrations were cursed with bad luck. Maybe born under an unlucky star. Also don’t tell me that the Times manipulated the figures to discdiscedit Republican policies. It would be impossible to get away with that.

The calculation was based on publicly available figures on the economy freely available to any body, e.g. the S&P 500, Nasdaq, SEC, Federal Reserve Bank data and numerous Web sites such as the Wall Street Journal.

Need confirmation? Here is an excellent resource: Bulls, Bears and the Ballot Box, available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble for a very low pricec ($9.00-$12.00 depending on format, book or ebook). You can read the reviews for free.

http://www.amazon.com
http://www.barnesandnoble.com

Here is Fox’s opinion: http://www.foxbusiness.com/investing/2012/09/04/history-shows-markets-gdp-outperform-under-democrats/

So, who in their right mind would vote for a party dogged by bad luck year after year?

Stonecold
Stonecold

Evidently the QCTimes Editorial Board wants to repeat the past, because their endorsement of Romney would mean just that if he happens to get elected!

Just maybe they don’t understand just how fiscally irresponsible the party they are endorsing has been over the last four decades?

I wonder if they realized that Ronald Reagan could be considered the Father of the GOP’s fiscal irresponsibility?

I wonder if they realized that Reagan was forced to raise taxes at least twice, to avert a financial catastrophe?

I wonder if they knew that Reagan caused the national debt to skyrocket during his two terms?

I wonder if they knew that Reagan tripled the national debt by the end of his two terms?

I wonder if they knew that Reagan’s fiscal irresponsibility equal the entire debt burden produced by the previous 200 years of American history?

I wonder if they knew that Reagan’s fiscal irresponsibility produced red ink as far as the eye could see?

Did they even realize that with the election of George H. W. Bush, it didn’t stem the flow of red in? .

I wonder if they knew George H. W. Bush created a little more than four trillion in debt during his presidency.

I wonder if they knew that George H. W. Bush had to break his famously “read my lips, no new taxes” quote to address the cascading budget shortfalls, and his very own party turned on him, and which probably cost him reelection?

Did they know that only with the election of Bill Clinton did the hemorrhaging stop? And, at the end of Clinton’s presidency no amount of national debt could be attributed to Clinton. Through his policies of higher taxes and reduced spending helped bring about the strongest economy since WWII, and when he left office the CBO had forecasted that if his policies were continued that 5.6 trillion dollar surplus would accrue over the next 10 years. QCTimes Editorial Board do you realize that is what, is called fiscal responsibility?

I wonder if they realize that with the election of George W. Bush we elected the most fiscally irresponsible President in the history of this country? And, from the beginning of George W. Bush presidency he began squandering away the forecasted 5. 6 trillion dollar surpluses, because of his 1.4 trillion dollar tax cuts in 2001. George W. Bush.’s second round of tax cuts in 2003 accounted for the doubling of the national debt. Then you add in two unfunded wars, one unfunded Prescription Drug Mandate, and his American Dream Downpayment Act, and all of this adds up to is, he took a forecasted 5.6 trillion dollar surplus and turned it into and 11.9 trillion dollar debt! And, it’s all easily verifiable by going to Treasurydirect.gov. And doing the math!

I wonder if they even know who David Stockman is? If not, he happens to be a life long Republican and former Reagan budget director, who happened to make some very revealing comments about what has happened to the GOP since the beginning of the Reagan era.

“The debt explosion has NOT resulted from big spending by the Democrats, but instead from the Republican Party’s EMBRACE, about three decades ago, of the INSIDIOUS DOCTRINE THAT DEFICITS DON”T MATTER IF THEY RESULT FROM TAX CUTS.”

“A veritable incubator of short cuts, schemes and devices to overcome the truth.”

“The GNP has made colossal mistakes since Reagan, including the recruitment of a bunch of NUTS to fill their ranks.”

In other words’ today’s GOP has become nothing more than a genuine hatchery for lies and misconceptions in their futile attempts at distorting the truth. And, Romney fits right in with these bunch of NUTS!

So QCTimes Editorial Board, by you endorsing Romney you are simply encouraging the people to vote for their very own demise and our country’s!

Shame on you!!

metro construction research

Bush isnt running for president.

metro construction research

reagan isnt running for presidentRea

Stonecold
Stonecold

But, their policies are!

metro construction research

Stonecold....how far back should one go to place blame on the present? Or do we skip the presidents in between? Keep in mind i am not a Goober Bush fan......but see no future positive changes happening with OB

Stonecold
Stonecold

As far back as necessary to wake the public to the failed policies that the Right continually tries to pass off as good policies, crazy!

You just refuse to admit that Obama has made headway despite facing filibusters and obstructionist tactics by your party, crazy!

metro construction research

Stonecold...my party? Goober n OB both failed. Get the Govt out of the way, out of our home. OB has increased the govt involvement in our everyday lives. This is not a good thing.

Crusader

I disagree with much of the reasoning for this endorsement and will be voting for the President. But "unequivocal support for womens contraception rights"?????? Really? Really? What have you guys been smoking?

phillyfanatic
phillyfanatic

Wow. The left wing trolls are sure out today to show their hate for common sense. Are voters to forget the travesties of Obamacare, no domestic energy plans except failed Solyndra green glop scandals, no use of coal, oil, gas; no border solutions, more taxes, spending, regs than any other Prez on business. And foreign policy? Iran, China, Russia and kow towing to the Islamists and our enemies while dissing Israel???? And the cowardly Benghazi cover ups?? So these libs keep drinking the Kool-Aid just b ecause of ......what real policies that have worked for all Americans?? They cannot point them out. A good endorsement and hopefully Steve King wins too since he is a real common sense Iowa rep.

andy33

Cowardly Benghazi coverups?
Can’t anybody give us the COMPLETE story on the Libya tragedy? By that I mean the REPUBLICAN’s bloody hands. Oh no! Everybody is too busy blaming Obama/Democrats.


For fiscal 2013, the GOP-controlled House proposed spending $1.934 billion for the State Departments Worldwide Security Protection program ,well below the
$2.15 billion requested by the Obama administration.

House REPUBLICANs cut the administration’s request for embassy security funding by $128 million in fiscal 2011 and $331 million in fiscal 2012. (Negotiations with the Democrat-controlled Senate restored about $88 million of the administration’s request.)

Last year, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned that Republicans’
proposed cuts to her department would be “detrimental to America’s national
security”, a charge Republicans rejected.

Ryan, Issa and other House Republicans voted for an amendment in 2009 to cut $1.2 BILLION from State operations, including funds for 300 more diplomatic security
positions.

Under Ryan's budget, non-defense discretionary spending, which includes State
Department funding, would be slashed nearly 20 percent in 2014, which would translate to more than 400 MILLION in additional cuts to embassy security.

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http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2011/02/secretary-clinton-house-republ.html
http://thehill.com/homenews/house/250237-gop-embassy-security-cuts-draw-democrats-scrutiny

Leftcoastrocky

Romney commits blatant lies and doesn't care. A real lack of judgment and leadership. Here is a recent example. "Greg Sargent reports the Mitt Romney campaign has now put a version of his controversial television ad on the radio in Toledo, Ohio -- the site of a Jeep plant. The buy is roughly $100,000.

"The move seems to confirm that the Romney campaign is making the Jeep-to-China falsehood central to its final push to turn things around in the state. The Romney campaign has explicitly said in the past that it will not let fact checking constrain its messaging, so perhaps it's not surprising that it appears to be expanding an ad campaign based on a claim that has been widely pilloried by fact checkers."

alexandra

Romney doe NOT have to turn things around read Forbes and see the truth about the Auto industry along with Obamacare, medicare. remeber another important factor about Obama As OUR American Ambassador was killed along with navy seal members, our embassys being destroyed he ran from the WH to his Las Vegas and Colorado fundraisers. His priorities are all about I, me and myself. He was Commander in Chief and he ran from the terrorists attacks. That in itself tells you the kind of president he is and the kind of man he is. He has thrown every person that has helped hiom under the bus after he was threw with them and that is exactly what he will do with his obamanites. he could care less about you. Obama has obamanesia when it comes to Americans intelligence and what the American people want. Americans do no want under the iron fist of government. Obama wants more entitlements but intelligent Americans know that nothing is free that there is always payment and I will not lose our American freedoms that our forefathers fought to obtain. Under obama government will control you. An example: when 09/12/2012 happened Obama right away blames a youtube video infact he said it six times at the U,N, The person that created the trailor was arrested.This is against his first constitutional right, the freedom of speech. To this day he is still in custody for something minor. Women feel obama is for them but in his TV AD "The first time" is degrading to all women and then have children sing about Romney is disgusting. He can't run on his own record so he sends our children to help fight his battle just like the radical muslims. Shame on Obama. So I say no to Obama and his Obamanation.

QCUSA

Yea, right. -- http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-21/fiat-says-china-may-build-all-jeep-models-as-suv-demand-climbs.html
Read a little, other than the LSM and get clue.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Romneys Jeep Lie
Jeep production is staying in the United States, but Chrysler is considering building a full line of Jeeps in China as well, for the local market. Chinese trade policy imposes extremely high taxes on imported cars , making the sale of US-made Jeeps in China extremely difficult.
http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php/2012/10/jeep-production-staying-in-us

QCUSA

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-21/fiat-says-china-may-build-all-jeep-models-as-suv-demand-climbs.html

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Funniest 2 Min Video Ever
Fox News: Hume/Romney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJC97dUfUtY
Fox Flopping on Gas Price Causes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8CmS932sGo&feature=related

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Quick, what do all these have in common?
Social Security Act * Medicare * Civil Rights Act * Voting Rights Act * Fair Labor Standards Act * GI Bill * Equal Pay Act * Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act * Yes you guessed it - Landmark Democratic Legislation. ..Thank You!!

The "Trickle-Down" Theory - The principle that the poor, who must subsist on table scraps dropped by the rich, can best be served by giving the rich bigger meals. - William Blum......The guiding light of Mitt & RNC.
Who's the Freeloaders & Moochers by Statistics, not RNC opinions?
****Summary: Since 1979, 87% of capital income growth went to the top 1%, bottom 95% got only 3%. Why aren't you ALL mad about this? This Is a Bi-Partisan problem we are all ignoring by fighting only over the remaining 3%. Don't forget this!! Spending is not the problem..Redistribution upwards for 30+ yrs. IS...Romney won't fix it...

alexandra

I would recommend you or any obama supporters to visit the website SODAHEAD.COM . you will get the facts about the car industry, obamacare, medicare etc. There you will see what Forbes says about the Auto Industry bailout, obamacare and much much more. take off the rose colored glasses and see the truth. The truth will never lie. Obama lies, deceives and there is so much coverups with fast and fury, the murders of our American Ambassador and the Navy Seals. a person that lies with steal and cheat the American people and that is exactly what obam is all about.

lilzap

I would go to Sodahead if I wanted to know what Honey Boo Boo had to say. And Forbes does not represent big money? The issues that you mention are just the usual from the right wing sound machine.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Just Facts Please
Hannity Fake Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS1NWYV1i_E&feature=related
Hannity Falsely Editing Again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izp5q5pqhe0&feature=related

NoGod
NoGod

And I would suggest ALL of you Mitt Romney supporters go visit a GOOD Psychiatrist ! Because you have DEFINITE Issues with NOT knowing REAL LIES from Fabricated Ones ! ;p

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Romneys Family Economic Plans Revealed

*http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-johnson/blocking-bain-trucks-to-s_b_1937038.html

*http://www.thenation.com/article/170470/tagg-team-romney-family-recipe-crony-capitalism

*http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/bain-never-left-romney/#h[]

*http://www.thenation.com/article/170644/mitt-romneys-bailout-bonanza#

antoinet41

I disagree with the endorsement of Romney. I subscribe to the QC Times & probably will not
renew my subscription. I'm about to keep it real. A lot of people do not want to see a black man in office again. I've heard it with my own ears. We, as a country, have come a long way as far as race goes. But, we are still very prejudiced.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Thank you for calling it what it is.......95% of the negatives against OB are clearly racial based. Sad.

jdahunt

So your theory is that a bunch of racists people that voted for Obama in 2008 are now not going to vote for him in 2012...really???

Obama has set back race relations with his tone and actions..this is a shame.

I just finished a trip through many of the battleground states.
Wisconsin
Iowa
Florida
Virginia
Ohio

There are very few Obama signs out, many more Romney signs in the residetntial areas. When I stopped by gas stations and diner all the people wanted to talk about were the lack of jobs or the high price of gas. This does not bode well for team Obama and I feel totally sure to call the election for Romney...the only thing left to decide is by how much he is going to win by.

After Obama conceeds and you Obama supporters are asking yourself why.....you should print off your posts on here and while reading them...look into a mirror and you will see exactly why Obama lost....a majority of voters today don't agree with your agenda or view of america.

GeogeJohnson

I am not sure what Ann Romney is here to offer to help storm victims, her husband wants to de-fund the likes of FEMA and eliminate tax deductions for things like storm losses. Prayers? Cookies?
A vote for Mitt Romney is not a vote for prosperity, it is a vote for austerity while letting the same institutions who gamed us into ruin five years ago off the hook to do it again. That's all, the entirety of his plan for a recovery, read it yourself. Mitt Romney is not the candidate of the ants (versus the grasshoppers), his plan and the coalition that sponsored him are perhaps the biggest grasshoppers among us.
- If you follow the money it is inescapable that the financial sector, banks, Wall Street and insurance companies bankrolled Romney, he is their candidate. They are reappearing five years after the disaster they created to gut laws passed to prevent them from doing it to us again (and also engineer the biggest tax giveaway to the top 1% in a hundred years). It is no mystery he was able to push aside the other contenders in the Republican primaries.
- Free enterprise is about business profiting from bringing better value in goods and services, rewarding industry, these are the engines that generate wealth and made America the most productive country in history. Free enterprise is not about hedge funds, middlemen and groups that gamble with borrowed money to rake off profits (and Bain Capital was the poster child for this). This kind of capitalism is a cancer on free enterprise, raking off the wealth of this country in return for nothing, and is what will bring us to ruin. Their Great Recession has already cost the average American about 40% of their net wealth and savings. I can't for the life of me understand how the Tea Party can support this, trying to paint Obama as a socialist to frighten them does not change a thing, in reality Obama is more conservative than Clinton.
- With Obama we have steady improvement and for that entrepreneur economy, with laws to prevent financial chicanery, payroll tax reductions for small business and incentives to hire. We have a thriving General Motors. So unless you think "prosperity" is another round of the sub-prime, golden parachute, bail-out, consumer-gouging (remember $65 overdraft fees?) casino for the financial sector, vote for Obama.
- Vote for Obama even if you dislike him otherwise, because a Romney administration will just be a license for another wholesale pillaging of the American economy by these people --this is why they paid for Romney as a candidate. While it is tempting to want the quicker way out of this mess that Romney dangles but he is only offering it to the them. He is selling hope to the rest of us that this will somehow improve their fortunes too. Did it improve our fortunes the past? No, unless you count at the top of the bubble, but after it popped AND the taxpayer had to pay for it.
- These are speculators posing as entrepreneurs and, like five years ago, they are not in employing business, they are in the pickpocket business and they do not need to hire people to make goods or perform services. For everyone else it is just an austere future without medical care, good schools, good roads and outsourcing salary cuts, all to fatten their take, THAT is Romney's platform. It will ultimately be another economic disaster for this country, just like before, and I don't know how many more of these we can afford. But it will also, for most, be a worse disaster because they will be weakened by what enabling support and access to opportunity our government now offers.

CBernstien
CBernstien

Obama's accomplishments never cease to amaze:
Welfare Expenditures
a. Food stamp are now provided to 47,0650,721 recipients. (USDebtClock.org.) This is an increase of 47% from 32 million before Obama took office. (Washington Times, 10/18/12.)
b. Federal welfare spending has grown by 32 percent over the past four years. (Washington Times, 10/18/12.)
c. The government’s health care and welfare expenditures for the most recent year is $1.4 trillion. (USGovernmentSpending.com)
d. Welfare programs, excluding social security and medicare, now exceed on $1 trillion a year. (Heritage Foundation, 10/22/12; Washington Times, 10/18/12.) That makes welfare the single biggest chunk of federal spending — topping Social Security and basic defense spending. (Washington Times, 10/18/12.)
e. The total federal spending on federal welfare programs vastly outpaced fiscal year 2011 spending on such federal expenditures as non-war defense ($540 billion), Social Security ($725 billion), Medicare ($480 billion), and departments such as Justice ($30.5 billion), Transportation ($77.3 billion) and Education ($65.486 billion). (The Daily Caller, 10/18/12.)
f. The federal government runs over 80 means-tested programs providing cash, food, housing, medical care and social services to around 100 million Americans. That’s a third of the U.S. population. Combined federal and state expenditures on these programs come to roughly $9,000 per recipient per year. (Heritage Foundation, 10/22/12.)
g. According to Obama’s budget plans it would continue to grow in the next decade, reaching $1.56 trillion by 2022. (Heritage Foundation, 10/22/12.)

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

The "Trickle-Down" Theory - The principle that the poor, who must subsist on table scraps dropped by the rich, can best be served by giving the rich bigger meals. - William Blum......The guiding light of Mitt & RNC

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Who's the Freeloaders & Moochers by actual Statistics, not opinions?
*Income Growth from 1993-2010 was: Top 1% - (58%), Bottom 99% - (6.4%) The top 1% grew almost 10 times higher than the bottom 99%..
*In the Bush years from 2002-2007, the top 1% captured 65% of income growth.
*In 2010, the top 1% captured 93% of the income gains in the first year of recovery.
*Summary: Since 1979, 87% of capital income growth went to the top 1%, bottom 95% got only 3%. Why aren't you all mad about this? This is a bi-partisan problem we are all ignoring by fighting over the remaining 3%. Address the real problem!! Romney is the problem...not the solution.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Who's the Freeloaders & Moochers by actual Statistics, not opinions?
*Income Growth from 1993-2010 was: Top 1% - (58%), Bottom 99% - (6.4%) The top 1% grew almost 10 times higher than the bottom 99%..
*In the Bush years from 2002-2007, the top 1% captured 65% of income growth.
*In 2010, the top 1% captured 93% of the income gains in the first year of recovery.
*Summary: Since 1979, 87% of capital income growth went to the top 1%, bottom 95% got only 3%. Why aren't you all mad about this? This is a bi-partisan problem we are all ignoring by fighting over the remaining 3%. Address the real problem!! Romney is the problem...not the solution.

CBernstien
CBernstien

Obama has also made significant strides with the employment:
Employment
a. Unemployment dropped to 7.8 percent in September 2012, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That marks the first time unemployment has dropped below 8 percent since January 2009. (National Conf. Of State Legislatures, 10/5/12.)
b. The Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms that a lot of jobs have been created under Obama's leadership -- 4.4 million by the bureau's latest count. However, the nation shed 4.3 million jobs during the early days of Obama’s term, and that the net gain since he took the oath of office in January 2009 is just 125,000 jobs. (CNN Politics, 10/5/12.)
c. There were 2.6 million long-term unemployed workers when Obama became President. Now there are 5.3 million.
d. There are 23 million people who are either unemployed, have stopped looking for work or are underemployed (working for less money than before or able to find only a part-time job). (U.S. Chamber of Commercie, American Jobs & Growth Agenda; CNN Politics, 10/5/12; Toby Harnden, “’Are you better off?’: No, gaffes Democrat senator as Obama heads to DNC with 23 million Americans unemployed, a shrinking middle class and a $16 trillion debt, Daily Mail, 9/4/2012; USDebtclock.org [22.7 million].)
e. The Department of Labor calculates the employment-population ratio, which measures the percent of the U.S. adult population that has a job. The rate currently stands at 58.7%. It has essentially been stuck there for three years -- close to the lowest level since the 1980s. "The employment-to-population ratio is the best measure of labor market conditions and it currently shows that there has been almost no improvement whatsoever over the past three years," Paul Ashworth, chief North American economist for Capital Economics said. (CNN Money, 10/18/12.)

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Hannity Fake Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS1NWYV1i_E&feature=related
Hannity Falsely Editing Again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izp5q5pqhe0&feature=related

CBernstien
CBernstien

We should never forget Obama's greatest foreign affairs accomplishment:
The citizens of the United States have been lied to by their president at least twice before. Richard Nixon lied about his cover-up of the Watergate break-in, leading to his decision to resign before he was impeached. William Clinton lied about his sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky and was ultimately impeached. While the conduct of both of these presidents was despicable, their conduct pales by comparison of that of Barrack Obama.

As the records and testimony have been coming forth over the last few weeks, it is now well-established that efforts to protect Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and the Benghazi compound on September 11, 2012 were grossly lacking and bordering on no-existent. Obama was well aware withing no more than two hours after it began that the Benghazi compound was being attacked by a well-organized militia group and yet failed to take any action. Then, after Ambassador Stevens and three other highly-respected Americans were killed, Obama chose to distract Americans from his negligence in securing the compound and his cowardice in failing to protect the Americans under attack. Rather than being honest, he chose to attempt to deflect what really happened and direct attention to an anti-Muslim video which had absolutely nothing to do with the attack and to falsely claim that the attack was due to a mob reacting to that video that got out of hand.

Details at benghazi-obama-cover-up.webs. com

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Do you really think OB has time to personally be involved in every decision at that level?? Its like the CEO of Honeywell being blamed because one of the printers is out of paper.....

QCUSA

Right, compare printing paper to the DEATHS, MURDER, of 4 American Heroes. Move to Cuba.

CJENSEN
CJENSEN

Romney & his Wealthy Donors CAN'T wait to reap the benefits of when Romney Eliminates: Long Term Capitol Gains...BILLIONS of dollars UNTAXED! Why they won't have to have Swiss Bank Accounts anymore! PLUS Middle Class will be giving them a $250,000 Tax Break to boot! They WIN ...WE LOSE ........
The Debates gave us a look at each candidate.Romney CHANGED his positions drastically in hopes to win votes by fooling people........
I am a Republican who is voting in the BEST interest of my family. As far as Barrack Obama...whatever faults he has, they are nothing compared to those of his opponent. Obama has been intellectually honest with the public, respectful of his critics, willing to listen to people of opposing views. He has led the nation into a steadily stronger economy.
You like the guy who didn't think it was a good idea to go after bin Laden, who wanted to let GM and Chrysler go bankrupt. And you don't like the guy who got bin Laden and saved GM and Chrysler, and in the process, thousands of Ohio and Michigan jobs....

Mitt does know how to invest in tax havens like the Caymans and Bermuda and use every possible loophole in the tax code. Some leadership.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Correct!!!!
Romneys Family Economic Plans Revealed

*http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-johnson/blocking-bain-trucks-to-s_b_1937038.html

*http://www.thenation.com/article/170470/tagg-team-romney-family-recipe-crony-capitalism

*http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/bain-never-left-romney/#h[]

*http://www.thenation.com/article/170644/mitt-romneys-bailout-bonanza#

QCUSA

"I am a Republican who is voting in the BEST interest of my family. As far as Barrack Obama...whatever faults he has, they are nothing compared to those of his opponent. Obama has been intellectually honest with the public, respectful of his critics, willing to listen to people of opposing views. He has led the nation into a steadily stronger economy.
You like the guy who didn't think it was a good idea to go after bin Laden, who wanted to let GM and Chrysler go bankrupt. And you don't like the guy who got bin Laden and saved GM and Chrysler, and in the process, thousands of Ohio and Michigan jobs.... "

You are no Republican. Obama only listens to himself, respectful of his critics? What are you smoking? Everything else you spew is BS. Chrysler sold to Fiat, Jeep moving to China. GM produces 7 out of 10 cars it manufactures in China. GM is building six new plants in China. Good bye union jobs. But I can see there is no talking to brain dead obamabots as yourself.

CJENSEN
CJENSEN

WHAT TO EXPECT IF ROMNEY WINS...
Romney cannot be trusted on myriad levels, but especially when it comes to money. He conceals hundreds-of-millions of dollars offshore to avoid paying taxes, and he lies about his tax plan that will save him millions. His plan would eliminate tax on long-term capital gains and the wealthy would then pay ZERO Income Tax... and get Tax Breaks too! Good for them....BAD NEW FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS...
With the GOP Tea Party in control I can see our Social Security account being privatized and with Dodd-Frank repealed another Wall Street meltdown will leave me and many like my family impoverished and without affordable healthcare...
Mitt has been a American job destroyer, instead of a job creator...As Governor..he OUTSOURCED STATE JOBS TO INDIA! And we think this guy cares about the average American?
Romney has said that he will do away with HUD and the Dept. of Education, BY STARVING OFF FUNDING A LITTLE AT A TIME,which will mean we will be spending less and less money on meaningful science and math and more and more on creationism and intelligent design. Privatise Education...just like Medicare Vouchers to be used in Charter Schools, eliminating good paying teaching jobs and break the unions at the same time. Dumbing down the citizenry will make for a more ignorant and less inquisitive population who will be happy with subsistent wages......
Romney has already stated that he will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon, implying that we will go to war to safeguard Israel’s security. Israel already has enough nuclear weapons to wipe every city in Iran off the map with enough bombs left over to do the same to other countries that may want to join in. Iran already knows this and is just doing some blustering. The sanctions we have put in place are already working. But the chickenhawks will persist and our young soldiers will perish as they did under
the Bush/Cheney wars.......
Voter suppression will reach a stage where many voters will be disenfranchised which
will enable the GOP to rule long into the future until the people riot, which will be quickly quelled by riot squads and our own military forces. If you think that the Supreme Court cannot affect the future of our country just think of the Citizens United case which has allowed unlimited corporate funds to affect our campaigns
and lastly, He spennt 15 years at outsourcing jobs overseas as basically the SOLE Owner (CEO) of BAIN CAPITAL, Pioneer in Outsourcing Jobs to China & India,Mitt has been a American job destroyer, instead of a job creator...As Governor..he OUTSOURCED STATE JOBS TO INDIA! And we think this guy cares about the average American?
If Romney does win the election then Obama in his concession speech might finish by appropriately saying, “God HELP the United States” because we will need all the help we can get.
The Debates gave us a look at each candidate. I am a Republican who is voting in the BEST interest of my family. As far as Barrack Obama...whatever faults he has, they are nothing compared to those of his opponent. Obama has been intellectually honest with the public, respectful of his critics, willing to listen to people of opposing views. He has led the nation into a steadily stronger economy.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Correct!!
Video Only: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6WDtAlOG1Y&feature=share

iowalittledog

Who really cares who the QC Times supports or picks? Like Q C Times opinion really matters. Heck in a few years QC Times will be asking for a bailout? People act like the times endorcement will seal the deal. Lime the times endorcement is going to change my mind on who i vote for. How shallow does the Q C Times think people are?

lnewberry

I care and most other's care which candidate the QC Times supports because we read this publication. Sorry but that was a silly statement.

katara

Hey .... What's wrong with Romney?? He did well as Governor... Of course he's going to need an 85% Democratic Congress to get anything done..... Remember now.. He's a Mormon and is going to be GOD of his own planet when he dies... lol

lilzap

That would be laughable if it weren't true that it is a part of the Mormon belief system. I am in total amazement that the beliefs of Mormonism have not been debated, especially when it seem to be fair for a segment of the republican party to still suggest that president Obama is a practicing Muslim. Because it seems to be politically incorrect to even discuss Mormonism at this time, everyone out there should take the time to do some basic research to find out the Mormon history and beliefs. You will be surprised

metro construction research

Which Pastor did OB listen to when he was in Chicago?

lnewberry

His religion should not come into play when it comes to voting. He has proven performance on turning around failing businesses and economies and we need someone in there that can fix this broken piece of sh*t.

NoGod
NoGod

REALLY ? So we SHOULDN' T be worried about handing the KEYS TO THIS NATION over to a Guy that Belongs to a RELIGIOUS CULT ? Yea....Let's go with that ! ;p

metro construction research

Based on your screen name. you comment doesnt make sense

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Romney's approval rating were tanking when he left.....they were glad to see him go...

PlasterCaster

This comment thread is too funny! Look at these liberals and the anger. Qctimes, C.R. Gazette, Des Moines Register, Sioux City Journal. All going against your opinion. We all watched when you celebrated the Times choice in 2008 and you paraded around all high and mighty, your cult leader is falling out of flavor. The reactions are priceless!!

Jackiebop

There is a news story just out about how Romney borrowed CHURCH STATUS so he wouldn't have to claim tax returns.THAT is why he didn't want to VET properly. It was a loophole he used. Look it up, now you still probably are gonna love the guy anyhow, but a cheat like him is not what I want tor president.

lnewberry

PlasterCaster that was priceless!! Yes they are panicking because they know their fearless leader has failed us and now we are going to get someone who can promote change in the White House and the liberals cannot stand it! Vote for Romney and Vote for change!!!

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

It just shows how money can by any endorsement....Surprised???

geniekcl

I could deal with their GOP endorsement if the QCT didn't have to stetch credulity to the breaking point in making their case. Romney isn't THAT good, and Obama isn't THAT bad... so choosing to NOT to endorse would make more sense. Ergo, I believe they were coerced. But, get used to it, Everyone. If Romney's elected, there'll be more where that came from. Bye-bye, Free Press. - Hello, Fascism!

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

See what even Fox thought of Romney last year....Incredible!!!
Fox News: Hume/Romney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJC97dUfUtY

lynks20

As of today, I'm ready for a change, too. I agree with all those who are very disappointed over the Times' endorsement and have said so here much more eloquently than I ever could. Romney himself said he doesn't mind firing companies that aren't serving him well and going somewhere else. That is exactly what I intend to do. I can no longer trust the judgement of the folks at the QC Times, so will be cancelling my subscription and getting my news from somewhere else.

milltownfan

Our country is in desperate need for a leader like Mitt Romney. We can't take another 4 years of Obama's lies and devisive agenda.

pamsweeney

i think you meant divisive.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Fox News: Hume/Romney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJC97dUfUtY
Fox Flopping on Gas Price Causes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8CmS932sGo&feature=related

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Hannity Fake Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS1NWYV1i_E&feature=related
Hannity Falsely Editing Again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izp5q5pqhe0&feature=related

DEJ

Squawk, squawk, squawk, I didn't cancel in 2008 when this paper backed Obama, but the liberals underwear are in a knot over the Times endorsement. Freedom of the press is alright as long as it is in their favor. You can tear down Romney from all directions, but one thing we know is what has happen the last 31/2 years and no liberal ever defends Obama's record because it is socialism at its worse. Ya, they will cancel their subscriptions, but they will look online every day at the free news.


Sparky

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

4 years ago the economy was crashing....and OB wasn't even elected yet????? Do the math...I'm doing much better now then Nov. 2008

metro construction research

Good to read you are doing better. Can i have some?

Ocit

Have you been Bain washed too?

How can you endorse a candidate who:
Sends their money overseas?
Eliminates thousands of jobs for better profits of the 1%?
Encourages a party that would rather destroy a President than help this country?
Changes his mind, depending on who he is talking to?
Supports the hypocrites who say, they want freedom, but want to take away women’s rights and those, who love each other?
Tell us 47% don’t matter?
Accepts money from Pac’s of Dick Cheney and Carl Rove, who’s policies started a war in Iraq, and really caused this depression?
We can’t go back to the policies that put us in trouble in the first place.
I believe Obama has more of our Creator’s values, than any religious fanatic.
Obama can and will save this country.
I’m disappointed this newspaper would not see through the visceral of the GOP.
Does big money now own all of us?
Time to cancel our subscription.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Romneys Family Economic Plans Revealed - SHOCKING

*http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-johnson/blocking-bain-trucks-to-s_b_1937038.html

*http://www.thenation.com/article/170470/tagg-team-romney-family-recipe-crony-capitalism

*http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/bain-never-left-romney/#h[]

*http://www.thenation.com/article/170644/mitt-romneys-bailout-bonanza#

fiftysomething

To all you "I'M cancelling my subscription" readers.........Do you know how childish you sound??

Infowhiz

Yes, I do. However, it is still my plan. I don't watch FOX News either. I don't mind differing opinions as long as they are based on truth. Right now, I can't get honesty from anyone but the comedy channel.

I am not feeling reasonable right now. A year of bombardment has driven me crazy!!!

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Funniest Fox Videos...Please Watch
Romneys Family Economic Plans Revealed - SHOCKING

*http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-johnson/blocking-bain-trucks-to-s_b_1937038.html

*http://www.thenation.com/article/170470/tagg-team-romney-family-recipe-crony-capitalism

*http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/bain-never-left-romney/#h[]

*http://www.thenation.com/article/170644/mitt-romneys-bailout-bonanza#

Infowhiz

I really enjoy reading the paper, and I like the local news. It has been part of my mystique for about 50 years, now. I haven't agreed with everything. I don't expect to. But I DO expect to get opinions with some solid facts as their base. There were few sources easily available to get a reasoned look at President Obama during the past four years. The news is a lot like Mitt Romney: they base the news you get on your views which they track on the the computer sites you frequent. So I had to look for myself. I did the same with Mitt Romney. It doesn't take much looking to see the lack of any committment to anything but what the audience in front of him wants him to say.
Yes, I will be canceling our subscription and asking for any remaining money back. This endorsement does not exhibit any type of well-reasoned approach. No sense reading more iffy news each day.

lnewberry

lnfowhiz, I sure hope you dont approach the rest of the decisions in your life the way you have approached this one!

NoGod
NoGod

Not at ALL . Why we're just taking Mitt Romney's own ADVICE and FIRING this newspaper ! Simple enough ! MY subscription has ALREADY been cancelled ! ;p

lnewberry

That's so sad that you are so blind. People like you are why this country is in the trouble it's in!!

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Hannity Fake Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS1NWYV1i_E&feature=related
Hannity Falsely Editing Again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izp5q5pqhe0&feature=related

metro construction research

Yet you continue to post......

pamsweeney

i found the service, delivery, and quality of the paper to be sub-par at best since i subscribed a few months ago, but continued to pay to support our local news. now that i know the local news ignores facts as well as sucking in general at all other things, i am canceling my subscription. EMBRACE YOUR INNER CHILD!

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Substitute intelligent for childish....

metro construction research

:-)funny

pamsweeney

what a COINKEEDINK this article came out the day Gordon Gecko himself decided to descend upon our little cities!

****quadcitytimesEPICFAIL****

No mention of the unnecessary trillions he plans to add to the defense spending budget
or of his blind and retarded support of all things Israel? Nor of his utter LACK OF KNOWLEDGE about Iran, the middle east, foreign policy, and basic geography? Nor of his dismissal of 51% percent of the population (WOMEN) as a solvable problem through flexible work hours so they can get home to COOK DINNER? Or the REPUBLICAN CONGRESS that will provide just the jagoff backing he needs to put all his policies through?

But hey, Lockheed Martin needs a boost and what better way to provide a fledgling economy with jobs other than beefing up the troops! Blood on your hands when little boys die QCtimes. You suck and my subscription will be canceled as soon as i submit this comment.

lebeck

The Quad City Times endorsement of Mitt Romney lacks is misinformed and factually wrong. It perpetrates a sham on its readers and calls into question the integrity of its publication. The Times cites the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as evidence that the president is unable to build popular support for the reforms the ACA mandates. Specifically, The Times cites a Nov. 16 deadline as the "federal government's deadline for establishing exchanges." This is incorrect. Nov 16 is the deadline for states to submit their plans for establishing a healthcare exchange. Jan 1, 2013 is the deadline for states to demonstrate to the Department of Health and Human that the exchanges will be operational by the actual deadline for implementation, which is Jan 1 2014. The Times failed to devote a drop of ink (nor thought, it would seem) to the drawn out and contentious legal battle that resulted in a 5-4 Supreme Court decision that upheld the Affordable Care Act. Obviously, that battle had much to do with individual states sitting on the sidelines until the legal path was cleared. Regardless, the majority of the president's health care initiative does not take effect until 2014, and for The Times to use factually incorrect reasoning as evidence that President Obama somehow lack consensus building skills defies logic.

Which brings me to the next problem with the The Times glaring cognitive dissonance. The Times cites "the inflammatory leadership" of Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Harry Reid as an example of the president kowtowing to extremism within his party, and then blames him for contributing to the congressional divide as a result of that kowtowing. Apparently The Times did not consider worthy the "inflammatory leadership" of Rep. Eric Cantor and Sen. Mitch McConnell as an equal - if not greater - contributor to the same congressional divide for which it blames the president. Nor did The Times consider the unprecedented extremism of newly elected republican Tea Party congressional representatives who derailed hard won compromises between House Majority Leader John Boehner and President Barack Obama, and pushed the country to the brink of financial ruin as a result.

And then there's the weird reasoning on which The Times gives accolades to Mitt Romney. The Times either chose to ignore or is blithely ignorant of the fact that Romney left office as the Governor of Massachusetts with a 35 per cent approval rating. It also failed to cite the hundreds of millions of dollars of government (i.e. taxpayer) money Romney received for the much-ballyhooed turnaround of the U.S. Winter Olympics.

Under pinning the entirety of The Time's endorsement is a bizarre belief that Romney will somehow fix a severely damaged economy deliver with greater efficacy than the president. This despite that fact that Romney openly says he will balance the budget at the end of his SECOND term, which is to say that his methods will take eight years. Surrounding all of this is the fact that not a single credible economist of whom I am aware can make a scintilla of sense out of Romney's economic proposals, not one of which will Romney grace with a reasonable explanation of how and when.

And then there's The Times grossly misinformed claim that Romney has a record of "pragmatic managerial experience." Come again? Romney's "pragmatic managerial experience" rests entirely on a foundation of Financial Capitalism, which is to say that he has personally profited to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars by mastering the art of convoluted financial manipulation. Romney is a plutocrat, and The Times naive understanding of his "pragmatic managerial experience" represents a wholesale ignorance of Financial Capitalism's components (SWOPs, currency manipulation, etc.), all of which are designed to benefit investors, not the majority of people

And then there's The Times's endorsement conveniently pigeon-holing Romney's 47 percent remarks to a "small group of acquaintances," and from what twisted logic I can't begin to comprehend, compares that with Obama's comments to Russian President Vladimir Putin. First of all, this too is factually wrong. Obama's comments were made to then-Russian President Dimitri Medvedev, not Putin. Second, Obama's expressing confidence of re-election in what he thought was a private conversation carries equal weight with Romney callously dismissing half of the United States population as entitlement seeking parasites? Are you kidding me? And then you puff out your chest and say that "personal meetings" convinced you of Romney's sincerity? My only comment in this regard is that I strongly recommend you dramatically and immediately reduce your sugar consumption, or whatever it is that is so badly affecting your judgement.

Finally, I believe that The Times unfathomable decision to endorse a shape-shifting plutocrat is a misguided and craven attempt to appease Lee Enterprise stockholders and investors, many of whom undoubtedly are vocal cheerleaders of the policies Mitt Romney will embrace and institute, should he be elected. The fact that Lee Enterprises continues to wrestle with huge financial problems of its own is no secret. The Times haphazardly researched and poorly articulated endorsement smacks of financial exigency. Perhaps that will keep your accountants happy, but your integrity as journalists has suffered a serious blow.

Klaatu
Klaatu

Very wordy, excessively obtuse. You conveniently ignore all of the Obama misinformation and his flip flops. You far left wingers hate big business, but it was Obama and the democrats who gave us "too big to fail". They shoveled cash by the hundreds of billions into selected big businesses that republicans said deserved no bailout. You totally ignore Obama's heavy handed and cruel destruction of the Delphi pension plan that took the pensions from thousands of Delphi retirees. You don't live in Realville, you live somewhere else. You democrats are STILL trying to fear monger about Medicare when it was YOU who looted the program to fund Obamacare. You have no shame, no apparent principles and no conscience that is discernable.

lebeck

"Too big to fail"/TARP was Bush, not Obama.

lilzap

Please do not bring speculative reporting from fringe news organizations into an otherwise well thought out and factual debate. And it was in fact president Bush who proposed and encouraged congress to act upon his 700 billion bailout proposal. Whether is was the right or wrong thing to do at least keep the facts straight.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Hannity Fake Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS1NWYV1i_E&feature=related
Hannity Falsely Editing Again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izp5q5pqhe0&feature=related

Fred W

Hey Klaatu, it's Romney's proposal that immediately cuts Medicare benefits and reduces the solvency of the program by 8 years. His plan to repeal Obamacare does just that. And please quit insulting our intelligence with this "looting of Medicare" baloney. The $716 billion cut reduces the growth rate of Medicare over 10 years and does absolutely nothing to reduce Medicare recipients' benefits. In fact, the savings provides additional Medicare benefits such as pre-screenings including mammograms and colonoscopies, funding for "donut hole" threshold costs in Part D prescription drugs, and even extends the solvency of Medicare by 8 years to 2024. The repeal of Obamacare takes away all of that. Your sophomoric insults and nonsensical ramblings are getting old.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Delphi Bailout Story

Mitt Romney’s opposition to the auto bailout has haunted him on the campaign trail, especially in Rust Belt states like Ohio. But Romney has done a good job of concealing, until now, the fact that he and his wife, Ann, personally gained at least $15.3 million from the bailout—via GM parts supplier Delphi, and a few of Romney’s most important Wall Street donors made more than $4 billion. Their gains, and the Romneys’, were astronomical—more than 3,000 percent on their investment. Of the twenty-nine Delphi plants operating in the United States when the hedge funders began buying up control, only four remain, with not a single union production worker. Romney’s “job creators” did create jobs—in China, where Delphi now produces the parts used by GM and other major automakers here and abroad. Delphi is now incorporated overseas, leaving the company with only 5,000 employees in the United States (versus almost 100,000 abroad).
http://www.thenation.com/article/170644/mitt-romneys-bailout-bonanza#

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Excellent......than you for sharing facts!!

Doesn’t anyone find it peculiar that Romney was not good enough to be John McCain’s running mate in 2008, but yet, now he’s good enough to be the president, and the QCTimes supports Romney whereas John McCain must have considered him as a detriment to his chances of getting elected?

Could it be that he is guilty of something that would disqualify him from becoming the president, such as income tax evasion or voter fraud?

For anyone interested in the true Mitt Romney, turn your browsers to,

www.scribd.com/doc/78582788/McCain-2008-Oppo-File#page=179

BTW, all of you presently in the military and veterans just might want to reassess your feelings toward Romney, because he evidently doesn’t feel veterans are owed anything for fighting for our freedoms! Be sure and read page 133.

Klaatu
Klaatu

Does it trouble you that Obama gained power by deceit? His vote fraud in the Iowa primary stole the nomination from Clinton. He managed to get access to sealed court records in his first two campaigns to get his political career started. Then there is his associations with radicals, including domestic terrorists. Your candidate is a phony, the first anti-American president in history. Bill Clinton calls him "The Amateur". A phony, almost certainly guilty of impeachable offenses.

Fred W

Methinks you're mind is getting mush-merized by the likes of such rightie intellectuals as John Sununu and Donnie "birther boy" Trump.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Here's what Fox said about Romney earlier....How times change!!!!!
Fox News: Hume/Romney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJC97dUfUtY

metro construction research

Goober Bush is not running for president

leheny

I know real journalists work for the Quad City Times. I know this by reading the paper for over two decades now. This letter is on their behalf and in recognition of the corporate decision to ignore journalistic integrity and to endorse that "well-oiled weathervane" named Mitt Romney.

I was deeply saddened to read your Romney endorsement which was basically the QC Times rewriting a list of Republican talking points. In its endorsement, the Times did not present an accurate picture of reality.

Nearly all major economists maintain the stimulis was successful. The Obama administration helped pull our nation up from a pit of economic disaster and The QC Times, like Republican talking points, argues over the cost of using too much rope. The Times goes back to Solyndra and the few energy initiatives that did not succeed, and not the many that did, such as wind energy in Iowa whose jobs Romney threaten, yet you endorse him.

You are dead wrong that President Obama "merits little credit for any meaningful attempt to bridge the gap" between the political parties. Hey, you at corporate, have you read any newspapers in the last four years? One-fourth of the stimulis were tax credits...an olive branch to Republicans. What about those seven Republican congressmen whose proposal Obama embraced, but then who voted against their own proposal because of Obama's support? And more recently, the four Republican Senators who were asked to write sections of a bill to provide a mini-stimulis to returning veterans.....and then voted against the same bill they co-authored. Didn't I read somewhere (my daily QC Times?) about the record number of fillibusters by the Republican Party? That "meaningful attempt" reference is a misstatement of fact. Then, you know more than anyone, that it was the Tea Party which cost our nation a lowering of its credit ranking. Blame Obama? How about Speaker Boehner for not being able to explain to the Tea Party that "compromise" really is a word in the dictionary.

The only true "evidence of change" in Romney's history is more changes of positions than those on the deck of a fishing vessel against a full net of fish is emptied on board. Sure, he changed the trajectory of one winter olympics.....but only with massive government aid. Why didn't you share that with your readers?

You mentioned Romney picked a running mate with "specific deficit reduction plans." You didn't mention that the U.S. Council of Bishops urged the House of Representatives not to approve that budget because it "rejects church teaching about solidarity, inequalilty, the choice for the poor, and the common good." It fails, the Bishops argued, "to meet the moral criteria" to protect the "poor and vulnerable." Yet, there is more. Remember when right-wing Republicans warned of the dangers of Shariah Law, from the Islamic faith, because it is taking hold in America? I do not believe there was any real danger of this, but it's true people do not want to be told how to live their lives. Yet, Rep. Ryan is doing just that, promoting the adoption of his religious beliefs into law. There is supposed to be a separation of church and state in the United States, but Ryan would have his positions become law and for all women to lose the right to choose, and to face criminal punishment
if they do not adhere to his law. Your endorsement reads Romney "stated his unequivocal support for women's contraception rights".......but only after he previously stated the exact opposite, when on the Huckabee show he said he supported Ryan's Personhood admendment, which endangered those very rights. This is not my opinion. This is a fact you choose to ignore.

The QC Times choose to ignore his 47% percent comment. This wasn't a mis-spoken word or phrase. This was a philsophy discussed in details in hundreds of words. You reference the President's overheard "flexibility" comment, but a better example would have been President Obama's "guns and religion" remark about my home state of Pennsylvania, but after those comments he stressed that he represents all Americans, including those who disagree with him on an issue. But Romney's remarks were not private, they were at a fundraiser of wealthy donors. Regarding the 47%, he said "I will never convince them that they should take personal responsibility and care for their own lives." That's not a slip of the tongue. That is his own words on his politcal philosophy and on how he will govern, and no real journalist could ever, ever, ignore such remarks make at a fundraiser. That's corporate speaking

On October 19 I was in Freeport, Il. at the "Bainport" protest. In its last quarter, Sensata Technologies had a $500 million profit, but will still shift 170 jobs to China because they can acquire labor for $1 per hour there. The majority owner of the firm is Bain Capital, which was founded by Mitt Romney, and in his own words, "harvests" businesses for profits. Romney still owns significant shares in the firm, but will not recognize the request of workers to intervene and save their jobs. The firm, by the way, is now trying to only award half of the severance pay the workers are owned.

Every nonpartisan economist says the Romney economy plan will not work. I view the plan as Jack trading his cow for three magic beans, but in this case Romney is trading the whole farm. I have little hope on November 7 of waking up to find a giant beanstalk in my backyard, and that up in the clouds there is a goose that lays a golden egg. But you know what, even if this fairytale was true, I'd have to turn down the offer because there is a hidden price.......we do not know which Mitt Romney will govern. Will it be the "severe conservative" of the past two years? Or the moderate of the past two weeks? Both
Romney and Ryan are promoting an America which frees Wall Street and industries from needed oversight. They call for a smaller government, but want to impose a religious aspect onto our lives which our Founding Fathers clearly made separate.

What scares me is Romney should not be receiving more than 25% of the vote, based on his own statements and their inconsistencies, and the Republican platform. I hope moderate Republicans will join with Democrats, and the true and obvious dangers of voitng for a candidate who has no steady foundation of belief.

I could not ever support the Romney-Ryan team. The price for those magic beans is simply too steep. And again, for the real journalistics at the Times.........I feel your Bain.......I mean pain.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Fox even calls Romney a Flip-Flopper!!!!
Fox News: Hume/Romney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJC97dUfUtY

lilzap

I strongly disagree, but I will not cancel my subscription, even though I certainly believe that freedom of the press is now almost exclusively in the realm of the Romney philosophy of corporations being "people." It is incredulous that any business would aspire to see their community, county, state or nation aspire to become allied with the sad reality of red state economic and social ills. High divorce, teen pregnancy, high school dropout, poverty, obesity and infant mortality rates. Less educated, less healthy and less able to provide for themselves. Blue (liberal) state residents earn higher incomes, pay more in federal income taxes, are better educated and more healthy than those in the states that tend to support republican philosophies. In fact it can be argued that the liberal states should be up in arms over sending more tax money to Washington and getting less back than the republican leaning states. Up in arms over seeing their tax dollars going to states that use it to purchase and distribute creationism based text books and abstinence based sex education. Up in arms over carrying the water for the obvious failure of a political philosophy that claims to want to allow people to pull themselves up by their bootstraps, but in reality feeds on their fears, offers false hope and really could care less whether they thrive or not because they have sold them on a false notion that low wages and the myriad of attending social ills are the result of dangerous liberal conspiracies. Good luck with all of that Quad City Times. Following the Mississippi model is what will cause the real loss of advertising revenue and subscriptions.

metro construction research

Your statements are really confusing if you come from Illinois.

Poor Mitt' dog
Poor Mitt' dog

I can not believe that the Times endorsed a man who Tied a dog to the roof of a car for 1700 miles. Both the Times and Romney show poor judgement. If you don't know or care about proper ways to care for an animal how can you trusted with our democracy. Romney shows his partiallty for the rich and his dislike for others on a daily basis.

Scooperman

Good,very good write up!! We will be subcribing to QC Times. Objective journalism verses political hacks . Des Moines Register also . Wow folks are getting it concerning Obama and his gutter style politics and failed dismal record of excuse after blame anfter excuses.

mica

Thank you Quad City Times. Mitt Romney is the breath of fresh air that this country needs. God Bless America.

eddy

The left wingers are really worked up now! A newspaper disagreed with them? Oh the horror!
While I certainly understand and respect their passion for their candidate, their ignorance shows through on every one of these mean spirited responses. Why the hate?
Can't someone disagree with you without causing a feud that ends with a lost relationship?
These were the same people hate-mongering our last President at every turn but they cry foul when someone does not like their guy? Hipocrits?
A Obama polling guy walked my neighborhood yesterday and approached me while I was racking leaves. He went through his questions and I respectfully told him that I would be voting the other way.
He worked himself into a lather and all but called me an idiot for thinking the way that I do.
What gives him, or any of you, the right to say your opinions are right while other's opionions are wrong?

Dolly

Wow! I just cannot believe that a newspaper with dwindling sales such as the QC Times would back a candidate at the risk of loosing its subscribers. I have been a subscriber for 20 years and stayed with this rag through good service and bad (mostly bad) but this is it. Wonderful non-biased reporting. I do not think that you should use the paper as a platform to try to sway the public one way or the other. How bout this. Why don't you report the news... You know....gather information.....check out the information....print the information.... Maybe you would sell more papers instead of heading for bankruptcy. It is a thought. MJM

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Bain will ride to the rescue.....they are'nt worried...

Isn’t it sad, we elected President Obama to try and fix 4 decades of failed GOP policies that brought about this mess we’re in, in the first place, and to try and fix it in just 4 short years? It took Bill Clinton 8 years to undo the failed policies of George H. Bush and Ronald Reagan. And yet, the QCTimes wants to return to those same old failed policies? Simply unbelievable!

Let’s put Obama’s term as president in it’s proper prospective. We elected him to try and fix the problems we were left with from George W. Bush’s screwups. And, all the GOP has done ever since, has been to prevent any kind of fix from happening, and in doing so, has caused our country to have to endure 4 extra years of depression/recession. Yet, the GOP feels that they should be rewarded and given another opportunity to continue on down that same old road of nothing but failed policies. If the American public is stupid enough to fall a fourth time for those failed policies, then they deserve what they get, and third world status won’t be far behind!

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Correct!!! 4 years ago the economy was already crashing....and OB wasn't even elected yet????? Do the math...I'm doing much better now than in Nov. 2008!!!!

Kiki22

This endorsement is laughable, but not entirely surprising with employees in and out of the QC Times like revolving doors. They cited Romney's record with Bain as "lucrative" and not "illegal," which is right in line with their own practices. How do I know? I was a former employee. Money. Money. Money. That's what the QC Times is about. Low wages. Pay cuts. Sub par working conditions. Sexism. Nepotism. Insanely high advertising prices for laughable circulation. This newspaper is the Grand Old Party. So, cheers to you editorial board, I hope you enjoy your last years in the dwindling newspaper business that no presidential candidate can fix.

Beautifully stated!!!!

metro construction research

Jimboaz n bushdidit. ...... You two should date. :-)

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Romneys Family Economic Plans Revealed - SHOCKING

*http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-johnson/blocking-bain-trucks-to-s_b_1937038.html

*http://www.thenation.com/article/170470/tagg-team-romney-family-recipe-crony-capitalism

*http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/bain-never-left-romney/#h[]

*http://www.thenation.com/article/170644/mitt-romneys-bailout-bonanza#

geniekcl

Random thoughts in reading prior responses:
The USA’s "once perfect credit rating" was downgraded due to Tea Party adamancy to not increase the debt ceiling... costing us more interest needlessly! - Congressional gridlock was due to the GOPs putting a no-tax pledge to Grover Norquist above their oath of office. They had already vowed “no cooperation” and to “hold Obama to one term” before ACA’s passage. - Democrats didn’t start class warfare; Republicans have stealthily “redistributed wealth” (upward) for decades! - Despite disrespect/ unprecedented obstruction, Obama's tried mightily to work with his opponents. He deserves another term (plus Congressional support!) to finish what he started. Except for threats of pulled advertising, I can't imagine QCT (or other struggling papers) so prematurely switching horses mid-stream. A Romney administration would simply put the Bush/Cheney neo-cons on steroids! Now that's scary.

Vanderveer

Health Care: "We support many aspects of the Presidents health care reform","(Mitt Romney) changed the path of Mass. with a health care plan we admire". In other words, we like Romney's health care plan that was put in place by the President nationally, but we are going to be critical of the President anyway.

The Presidents green energy initiative: "A123 Sytems joined the succession of green energy firms that failed after being selected by the Obama administration for grants". In reality, less than 5% have failed, which is to be expected in an emerging market with rapidly changing technology and a great deal of compitition. But, I suppose it would be better to sit back and let the Chinese and Germans dominate this sector of the economy.

Congressional gridlock: "The president doesn't deserve all the blame". Exactly, its pretty clear that congressional Republicans have stonewalled every Democrat tainted legislation for the past two years. This has given us a reduced credit rating, sequestration, no dream act, no help for our returning veterans looking for work.

Romney's global leadership? I'm assuming this was meant as a joke. We all saw his trip overseas this summer. It was one stupid gaffe after another.

On Paul Ryan: "his plans cut too deeply and need significant compromise particularly in the area of Medicare". Translation: its reckless and wrong, but we like it.

"He ( Romney) didn't just say what ardent Republicans want to hear". I have to say, I laughed out loud at this one. Romney changes or alters his position on a wide range of issues to appease whatever audience is in front of him. This is VERY well documented.

And to top it off you wrote: " we have heard the refrence about the 47%, we don't take our queues from overheard remarks". Throwing away half the population of our country as people that will never take responsibility for themselves is very different than negotiating missle defence locations in Europe. Romney is talking about how worthless working families are and veterans and retired people. Kind of a BIG deal! But you chose to dismiss these people too.

I'm half expecting your paper to write another endorsement entitled" Just kidding". Because your criticisms of the President and your defense of Romney is just that....a joke.


Roy Munson

What a great write up and endorsement. I will be voting for soon to be President Romney and so will all my family and friends.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

See what even Fox thought of Romney last year....Incredible!!!
Fox News: Hume/Romney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJC97dUfUtY

willydz63
willydz63

So, did Murdoch agree to buy you guys out? You've endorsed for his budget reduction program which doesn't pass even a high school math check? The guy with a history of reaching across the aisle and vetoing 800 bills in just 4 years as governor? The same guy who claims he'll create 12 million jobs yet says that government doesn't create jobs? The same guy who will voucherize Medicare and Social Security and gut women's health programs across the nation? Good lord, don't you guys read any of the news releases going across your desks?

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Quick, what do all these have in common?
Social Security Act * Medicare * Civil Rights Act * Voting Rights Act * Fair Labor Standards Act * GI Bill * Equal Pay Act * Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act * Yes you guessed it - Landmark Democratic Legislation. ..Thank You!!

Herky
Herky

I love all the complainers whining about the newspaper endorsing Romney like its wrong and a paper shouldn't do that yet four years ago when they endorsed Obama it was all okay. Typical liberals.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

4 years ago the economy was already crashing....and OB wasn't even elected yet????? Do the math...I'm doing much better now than in Nov. 2008!!!!

Wheezy
Wheezy


I don't understand dropping a subscription because you disagree with an endorsement, especially if they have a history of endorsing both parties.

I don't agree with this endorsement, but I also have good friends who will vote for Romney but I'm not going to turn against them because of it.

(Of course my friends are mature enough to refrain from the name calling that so much political "discussion" consists of).

Cheetahboy

Agree with Fred W totally. This has got to be the poorest professionally written endorsement of a candidate I have ever read! I would have respected your right to an opinion had it been based in facts but the editorial provide none. The contradiction they make in criticizing Obama's ACA and endorsing Romney's Mass healthcare is laughable if it wasn't done in such a serious forum. And to praise Romney's debate performances (uh . . did you watch?), his Global leadership (where the heck did that come from?) and his turnaround of a state where he served one term and left with a 34% approval rating, and now is trailing in that state in this race by 40% is irresponsible on this newspapers part.
I was told by a candidate in 2010 that she hoped the QC Times did not endorse her because folks might think she is aligned with their staff and she would lose. They did, and she did. We can only hope the same for Mitt!

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Wheezy
Wheezy

I don't understand dropping a subscription because you disagree with an endorsement, especially if they have a history of endorsing both parties.

I don't agree with this endorsement, but I also have good friends who will vote for Romney but I'm not going to turn against them because of it.

(Of course my friends are mature enough to refrain from the name calling that so much political "discussion" consists of).

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Wheezy
Wheezy

Wow, of all the idiotic rants we see, this ranks pretty high.

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qchawkeye

I'd like to amend my comment by saying that I think your post MAY put you in the category of moron or IQ close to 50. I wouldn't want to make any direct accusations.

William Marchese II

i can not imagine one reason to vote for Romney. this man has made his millions breaking the middle class. Your primary contention to endorse him is the sluggish economy. i don't suspect you understand how government functions. Each time the president has taken a step toward the center to work with the republicans in congress they have taken two steps farther toward the radical fringe of the right wing. you can not compromise with those whom have no interest in seeing a black man in the White House. The U.S. House of representatives and Bobby Schilling have consistently screamed about Jobs and the economy however they are only interested in introducing legislation that promotes bigotry toward the LGBT community or regulates every uterus in the nation. the republican party as a whole would gut education and health care spending. put our social security and medicare in the hands of their wall street donors all the while removing any and every regulation that would prevent them from gambling our futures away like drunken sailors. corporate tax breaks for sending jobs to china and india will remain and they will abolish the minimum wage. granted, women will no longer have abortions, but the children that are born will starve while the defense contractors and oil companies rake in billions.
good call thinking romney can reach across the aisle and make everything work. in his time as governor he vetoed 800 bills that came to his desk, gutted education and public services like police and fire fighters. this guy makes bush look like a boy scout and he has all of the same advisors. look forward to more unnecessary wars in libya, iran and across the middle east if he gets elected. and you can count on the oil companies closing down national parks to rape the land.
I've already voted for the President because i knew 4 years ago it would take time to reverse all of the damage that bush did. i can't imagine running backwards and doing more!

qchawkeye

Great post! I've already voted for President Obama, too!

Klaatu
Klaatu

Unlike Obama, Romney has created jobs and wealth. Obama has done nothing but appropriate wealth from the producers and dole it out to his cronies. Like the people who cooked up a scheme to start a phony solar company called Solyndra and fleece the taxpayer for about 450 million dollars. They just conveniently happened to be Obama supporters, and some of that money made its way back into the Obama coffers. Obama can't run anything, can't create anything, can't earn anything, so he uses government to gain access to riches far beyond what Romney ever did in private business. It is quite shocking and sickening to read the continual posts from the Marxists who think building a business is evil but building a monolithic and all powerful government is good.

William Marchese II

I used to have extended family members that share your narrow minded views, I no longer acknowledge them as family. It's clear that you're blind to the facts and content with your ignorance, enjoy your day

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Romneys Family Economic Plans Revealed - SHOCKING

*http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-johnson/blocking-bain-trucks-to-s_b_1937038.html

*http://www.thenation.com/article/170470/tagg-team-romney-family-recipe-crony-capitalism

*http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/bain-never-left-romney/#h[]

*http://www.thenation.com/article/170644/mitt-romneys-bailout-bonanza#

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

See what even Fox thought of Romney last year....Incredible!!!
Fox News: Hume/Romney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJC97dUfUtY

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DEKurtz

Amen!

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Fred W

Wow! Sure you're not on the QC Times editorial board? Or perhaps maybe you're just an incarnated foot soldier from the Third Reich. This poor guy has some serious anger-management issues. Good luck with your therapy.

DEKurtz

Wow....and this country isn't divided? You can thank Obama for that.

qchawkeye

....and the Republicans who bow to Grover Norquist.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

4 years ago the economy was already crashing....and OB wasn't even elected yet????? Do the math...I'm doing much better now than in Nov. 2008!!!!

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bailaw
bailaw

Let me think (a foreign concept to you).

Bush killed Osama.

Oops, he just meant to.

Bush prevented a depression.

Oops, he just almost caused one.

Who is this Rush you speak of? Limbaugh? Is he a candidate of some sort?

Thought not.

Get back to me when the foam at your mouth settles down.

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Rotgut

Hook, line, sinker.

Reechopp

I agree and support you 100%. Thank you!

jillionis

voters it is better for our history books if our first black president is not re-elected rather than impeached

qchawkeye

I think re-lecting President Obama would be better for our history books.

MaryT83

You can endorse whomever you want and maybe some people will agree with you and ultimately vote for this person, but I can imagine in four years you will be writing a similar articles endorsing the next runner up because you will see that you again made the wrong choice if this man wins the election.

Actions Speak Louder

They invested in hope & change by endorsing your guy, good sentiment but bad investment.

Elections have a way of fixing what is broken and right now Obama is not what we need. Even Bill Clinton recognized with the midterm elections that he was having his hat handed to him so he reversed course and started working with Newt and the Rep.
Obama just refused, so it is time to hand him his hat, back to Chicago.

We need Jobs, Jobs, Jobs (as Bill Clinton's campaign said "It's the economy stupid") and a policy to lower our debt, simplify our tax system, repair the damage to the Senate (no real budget for 3 years), rein in our out of control spending, a plan to lower our gasoline (energy) prices, it is a tall order to be sure.

Vote Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan

qchawkeye

I think you got it backward. It's been the Republicans unwilling to work with President Obama.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Romneys Family Economic Plans Revealed - SHOCKING

*http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-johnson/blocking-bain-trucks-to-s_b_1937038.html

*http://www.thenation.com/article/170470/tagg-team-romney-family-recipe-crony-capitalism

*http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/bain-never-left-romney/#h[]

*http://www.thenation.com/article/170644/mitt-romneys-bailout-bonanza#

Stewie

I'm guessing that if Romney wins, in four years the Times will be endorsing a democrat...

MaryT83

They choose a Democrat last year so this year they will choose a Republican and then next year they will jump ship again.. sounds kind of like what Romney does on the issues

davis10

So I was going to get a digital subscription to your site until I saw this. Clearly I know what kind of "news" that I would be getting. Congrats on endorsing a terrible candidate who changes his views depending on who he's talking to....and you guys fell for it too.

georgeandersonxyz

Newsflash to the QC Times: Nobody cares who you endorse. YOU HAVE NO CREDIBILITY!

bailaw
bailaw

My wife cancelled delivery of the print edition some time ago, detecting a shift to the right wing and general silliness. (I cannot tell the difference but she is a lot brighter than I am).

Turns out she was right once again.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

The Real Question & Answer:
4 years ago the economy was already crashing....and OB wasn't even elected yet????? Do the math...I'm doing much better now than in Nov. 2008!!!!

bluecyclone

We have been a subscriber since 1980, we will be ending that relationship Monday!

NoGod
NoGod

Our Family has already Cancelled OUR Long term subscription to this paper . Simply BECAUSE of this STUPID ENDORSEMENT !

jclang

What a pleasant surprise this morning when I read the QCT's endorsement for the next president! I thought I had misread the prints! I am a Republican, and while I have great reservations about Romney, and have been trying very hard to find reasons to vote for him, the alternative is way too much worse. Thank you for bringing up the events that happened when the health care act was passed. Even with control of both the House and the Senate, Obama, Pelosi, and Reid had to resort to every dirty tricks in the annals of American politics to get it passed. They bent the rules, stretched the truth, and totally disregarded the intelligence of the American public to rush through by the very thinnest margin a piece of legislation that is so devastating to our country's ideals and liberty, and yet so little understood by even the people voting for it, of how it would even affect our way of life years into the future. Obama's performance on the economy is abysmal, with billions of dollars thrown after projects and "investments" that nobody wants. So much money was spent, money that we didn't have and money that our grandchildren will have to pay, for very little gain in jobs and income. Obama's economic plans resembled something that was tried and tried again in communist countries without success. His results were exactly the same, too. We cannot afford four more years of failed socialist policies, and we cannot stand anymore attacks on our personal freedom by the incumbent.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Romneys Family Economic Plans Revealed - SHOCKING

*http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-johnson/blocking-bain-trucks-to-s_b_1937038.html

*http://www.thenation.com/article/170470/tagg-team-romney-family-recipe-crony-capitalism

*http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/bain-never-left-romney/#h[]

*http://www.thenation.com/article/170644/mitt-romneys-bailout-bonanza#

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

4 years ago the economy was already crashing....and OB wasn't even elected yet????? Do the math...I'm doing much better now than in Nov. 2008!!!!

cruzrlady09
cruzrlady09

Absolutely shocking! The Q C Times admits that endorsing
Mr Obama in 2008 was a bad decision, and after reviewing
the facts and figures, just as the Des Moines Register did,
have concluded that Romney is the guy! Mr. Obama has
been a disaster at every turn. His presidential legacy will
be punctuated by .....well, nothing! I look forward to being
represented by a president who honors the Constitution,
Christianity, and has experience as a successful leader.
God Bless the USA!

freesenior

Owned by the same publishing group you know. They have done a lot of sifting and while I my vote has never been influenced by conclusions of others, it is an American Tradition to for the Editorial Staff to offer its conclusion. It is my personal wish that journalism would really get back to fact gathering and submission of an unbiased set of information to the public. That was and remains their charge under our 1st Amendment. We will know if that element of our freedom that may be rescued if and when both parties end up hating the press. If that happens perhaps journalism can regain our respect.

Gaius Baltar

Surprising, to say the least. Perhaps the Times Ed Board really did see the whole Barry O hopey-changy BS for what it is and determeined that it truly is time to get this economy working again and our country back on track. For you misguided statists; look, dispense with the DNC/PMSNBC soundbites and do what is best for our republic.... before it's too late.

Fred W

Like Romney himself, the QC Times provides many platitudes and few specifics on why they're endorsing him. In other instances, the Times simply misinterprets the facts. The Times' primary support for Romney is based on their contention that he can energize the economy and reduce the deficit. However, the Times provides absolutely no specifics on how Romney would do it. We do know that his supposed plan calls for massive tax cuts (extending Bush's tax cuts plus $5 trillion of his own) and elimination of many government regulations. This is clearly a re-hash of the trickle-down Bush economic policy that has been proven not to work. Like Romney, the Times fails to explain how this massive tax cut would be paid for, and how along with a substantial increase to the defense budget, could possibly reduce the deficit. The Times conveniently fails to tell you that the math just doesn't add up. The Times incredibly rails about Obamacare and yet praises Romney's health care program in Massachusettes which is basically a carbon copy of Obamacare. The Times conveniently fails to point out that Romney's repeal of Obamacare will eliminate the current patients' bill of rights including providing insurance eligibility for those uninsured with pre-conditions, removing max payout caps for the insured, and keeping young adults on their parents' insurance until age 26. The Times also fails to mention the effect of the repeal on the immediate reduction in Seniors' Medicare benefits including pre-screenings such as mammograms and colonoscopies, and funding for "donut hole" costs for Part D prescription drugs. In fact, the Times doesn't even mention any plan that Romney has for replacing Obamacare, period. The truth is they can't because Romney doesn't have a plan. The Times also conveniently fails to mention Romney's plan for the future of Medicare. It's a voucher program that won't even be implemented for ten years despite the fact that Romney insists the program needs immediate attention. The Times also contends that Romney will be responsive to all Americans (100%) if elected president. Really? They describe Romney's 47% diatribe to a group of $50K-a-plate fund raisers as just a "glib reference to a small group of acquaintances about the 47 percent." Huh? The Times goes on to say that they "take their queues not from excerpts of overheard remarks or lip-slips." Romney's lengthy diatribe was caught on video and was no "lip-slip." Rather it was Romney's expressed disdain for 47% of the population who he contends are government free-loaders. Finally, the Times conveniently omits in their endorsement the fact that Romney signed K Street lobbyist Grover Norquist's no-tax pledge. What this says is that Romney will not consider any increase in tax revenues when negotiating deficit reduction with the Congress. The signing of this moronic pledge is hardly any recipe for reaching "across the aisle" and negotiating budget deals with the Democrats. Unfortunately, the QC Times failed to do their homework and merely presented a list of Romney talking points that could be heard at any of his campaign rallies.

Actions Speak Louder

Obama failed... sorry... it is time to give Romney his opportunity to do what he accomplished for Mass. a budget deficit to a surplus (just slowing this train wreck would be a good change), the Winter Olympics full of corruption and going bankrupt to turning a profit and making America proud.

Romney is the winner. I do like the sound of that.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

4 years ago the economy was already crashing....and OB wasn't even elected yet????? Do the math...I'm doing much better now than in Nov. 2008!!!!

iwlg

What makes me most angry about this endorsement is that individual citizens have come together to work for over a year to get their candidate elected. Then, within 24 hours, a major corporation like Lee Enterprise can swing the election to the candidate of their choice.
Thank you, Lee Enterprise for giving Iowa to the Republican party - the party of corporate America.

cruzrlady09
cruzrlady09

do you think that no individual citizens worked on the Romney/Ryan
campaign, or is it only Obama supporters on the ground? Give credit
where credit is due. Hope & Change = Debt & Despair, so the Times
is not responsible for a failed Obama presidency.

Fred W

Don't despair. Obama is going to win Ohio, Nevada, Colorado, and Wisconsin. He's still in good shape in Iowa and even if he doesn't win Iowa, he can easily reach 270 electoral votes. Romney can have all of the rest of the contested states and not come close to the 270 needed. He cooked his own goose in Ohio by throwing the auto industry in the toilet. The Times and Des Moines Register endorsements are so poorly written that only the low-information voters, most of whom won't vote anyway, could possibly be persuaded by these goofy endorsements.

NoGod
NoGod

WHEN Barack Obama WINS on November 6th . I suggest ALL of us go stand in FRONT of the quad city Times and give them a HUNDRED MOON SALUTE ! ;p

alpapy

count me in!

Bdorfres

Thank you QC Times for doing the unexpected and endorsing a true leader!

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

This is a true leader?????
Fox News: Hume/Romney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJC97dUfUtY

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

4 years ago the economy was already crashing....and OB wasn't even elected yet????? Do the math...I'm doing much better now than in Nov. 2008!!!!

qchawkeye

Rotgut and bigbaldy, your comments are right on the mark!

"Ready for change" QC Times Editorial Board? Just change? Any change? Well, the "shape-shifter" may give you change. Change you and me may come to regret. Romney has been on both sides of so many issues, I'm not sure who the guy really is. Do you, really? He has changed positions so many times. First, to get the nomination of his party, and now, to get elected President. This behavior may have been exhibited by other Presidential candidates in the past, but not so blatantly as Romney's in my 44 year voting history. He represents a party that owes more allegiance to Grover Norquist than it does to America. A party who's express and publicly stated main objective is to make President Obama a one-term President. It's hard to find compromise when one party refuses it under any circumstance. I whole-heartedly agree with Colin Powell's endorsement. An endorsement that evidently didn't carry much weight with you. Of course, that endorsement must be taken with a grain of salt, according to some silly Republicans, like John Sununu. Finally, you state in your endorsement that "We're confident he'll (Romney) be as responsive to all Americans if elected President." Wow, your confidence has sure put me more at ease! LOL

diff opinion

Its ashame when a paper takes political sides. I am unsubscribing also.

bigbear72

I dropped my subscription after the last election. I might just have to renew it.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Its called Flipping with Mitt......

Wheezy
Wheezy

There are certainly reasons to deny Obama a second term and give someone else a shot, the only question is which way the "change" will go.

In order to get the nomination, the formerly moderate Romney sold his soul to an extremist Republican Party, for which the mentalities of Akin, Mourdock, King, Walsh, Bachmann, Broun, etc., etc. are in the mainstream. (His recent backtracking back toward the center just amplifies his dishonesty).

That is "change" that I cannot believe in or trust.

Cuchulain

Colin Powell's endorsement of President Obama for a second term (which was never reported in the QCT print edition) carries one-thousand times more weight than any argument, completely based on wishful thinking, for Romney.

Actions Speak Louder

I agree with the editorial board's endorsement. I am going to be voting for the person that I think will reach across and work with the other Party and has proven they can do it. The person who will work to find common ground on what is best for all Americans: example lower energy prices (that includes gasoline) something we all pay dearly for. The person who focus is the economy and private sector Jobs not more (expensive and intrusive) Government. More regulations are another form of taxation. When our Leaders say invest what they are really saying is tax someones else's hard work / labor to give to others for what "they" feel is in "our" best interest. I will be voting for the person who I think will cut spending..."the end of every great democracy has been when the people figure out they can vote for those who will raid the treasury and give to them" feels a lot like what we have been doing. Both Republicans and Democrats.
I will be voting for the person who respects the rule of law, the Constitution, The Bill of Rights and believes America need to be the strongest military power in the world to able to defend and protect our God given rights. The one who understands the best decisions are those that are the most local... left in the hands of our State Leaders, local school boards and between your doctor and you... not some unelected unaccountable government board.
I will be voting for the person that I believe will work to truly save and strengthen Medicare and Medicaid for our parents and us.

Sorry President Obama you had your chance to make a real difference unfortunately your lack of action has us with less security overseas, more part time and less full time work, lower household incomes, higher energy costs, higher food costs, a lower dollar value, a lower National credit rating and more and more American's needing a hand out. On the bright side your improved golf game and jump shot and future book sales and speaking fees should have you truly enjoying your soon to be even a more laid back lifestyle.

I will be voting for Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan and encourage you do the same.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

4 years ago the economy was already crashing....and OB wasn't even elected yet????? Do the math...I'm doing much better now than in Nov. 2008!!!!

bigbaldy

Mitt Romney for PotUS? Well, it's your newspaper and you can do what you want. But so can I. And I choose not to renew.
It seems to me that a newspaper, which is allegedly in business to report facts would at least get the facts straight about the lfailure of the tea party led Congress to approve anything President Obama has proposed. Like for instance, the Affordable Health Care act, aka "Obamacare". President Obama wanted a much better bill than the one which was eventually passed, but the teahadists held him up every step of the way. The republicants have delayed, filibustered, stalled, and flat out lied in order to get one of their own (s)elected and put the good of the USA second. That is unacceptable. And as already stated, I cannot spend any more money on this joke of a newspaper.

just curious

You obviously did not read the endorsement in the QC Times which outlines the facts about the reasons for the gridlock in the Congress, the way that obamacare was drafted and then rammed down our throats by dubious deals in reluctant democratic strongholds and how the economy got short shrift to obamacare when it truly needed to be first and foremost. Barack hussein's slick picture book outlines more of the same if elected again. We need him to perfect his golf game on his own time.

alpapy

Did you hear about the meeting the night of the inauguration and the promise by Republicans to oppose EVERYTHING Obama and the Democrats proposed? Did you hear about the record number of Republican filibusters that thwarted every thing Obama and the Democrats proposed? Did you hear about McConnell's promise to do everything possible to insure that Obama was a one term president?

Rotgut

so which Mitt Romney are you endorsing? The "severely conservative" one or the moderate one? The one who thinks troop-removal timelines are a bad idea or the one who announced a troop-removal timeline? The one who doubled down on the 47% comments or the one who said "I was wrong" to say that? The one who was for healthcare mandates or the one who is against them? The one who promised to release his taxes or the one who decided to keep them private? The pro-choice or pro-life one? I could go on and on, but conservatives would just put their fingers in their ears, close their eyes, and mutter "blah, blah, blah."

The way you block partisan gridlock is to punish the party that promised it four years ago.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Here's the proof!!!
Funniest 2 Min Video Ever
Fox News: Hume/Romney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJC97dUfUtY

andy33

I wonder how many people who plan to vote for Romney know that his party is the all-time WORST at managing the economy?

It’s DEMOCRATS who know how to do it right: Personal disposable income has grown nearly 6 times more under Democratic presidents.

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has grown 7 times more under Democratic presidents

Corporate profits have grown over 16% more per year under Democratic presidents (they actually declined under Republicans by an average of 4.53%/year)

Annual compound return on the stock market has been 18 times greater under Democratic presidents (If you invested $100k for 40 years of Republican administrations you had $126,000 at the end, if you invested $100k for 40 years of Democrat administrations you had $3.9MILLION at the end)

The two times the economy steered into the ditch (Great Depression and Great Recession) were during Republican administrations.

http://www.foxbusiness.com/investing/2012/09/04/history-shows-markets-gdp-outperform-under-democrats/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/adamhartung/2012/10/10/want-a-better-economy-history-says-vote-democrat/

http://www.aflcio.org/Blog/Economy/Republican-or-Democratic-President-Which-Is-Better-for-Your-Pocketbook

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/08/10/democratic-presidents-beat-republicans-on-11-of-12-economic-indicators

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Klaatu
Klaatu

NOT. The worst would be the modern democrat party. It was the republicans who had control of the House and Senate when we boomed in the 90's. We crashed AFTER the democrats took the House. They are horrible for the country. We have high inflation and skyrocketing taxes every time we elect a democrat.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Andy......A gem!!!! Thank You
Oil production in the United States rose last week to levels not seen since January 1997... Should domestic oil production continue at its current rate, the United States will enjoy 2012 as its most self-sufficient year since 1991. The U.S. has met 83 percent of its energy needs this year through June, according to the Department of Energy.

http://www.consumerenergyreport.com/2012/09/27/u-s-oil-production-surges-to-highest-level-in-15-years/

robertjoe

When the explicit goal of a political party is to to obstruct and filibuster its way to regaining power, the American people are the ultimate losers. When the leader of that party would rather its largest manufacturing industry ,the automotive, self destruct and go bankrupt, the American people are the ultimate losers. Obama focused on health care for a reason. When corporate America's focus on cost cutting and profiteering by shipping good jobs overseas has become epidemic, the American people are the ultimate losers. We are creating thousands of menial jobs with no benefits and no future. Mitt Romney is not just a by product of that culture he is the man leading the parade carrying the torch. Government's role is to correct the imbalances of corporate greed and profiteering by leveling the playing field and offering the public a strong foundation that includes access to affordable health care. The economy is now more international than ever and disease is no longer as containable as it once was. What good is a society that can't or won't make an honest effort to keep its people healthy. Romney is a vulture capitalist with no heart and no soul. I'll stick with the man who doesn't change his mind everyday like a weather vane. This election is not about an individual state. We only vote for two national offices, President and Vice-President. I'm voting for the man that cares about the entire country, Barack Obama

robertjoe

When the explicit goal of a political party is to to obstruct and filibuster its way to regaining
power, the American people are the ultimate losers. When the leader of that party would rather its largest manufacturing industry ,the automotive, self destruct and go bankrupt, the American people are the ultimate losers. Obama focused on health care for a reason. When corporate America's focus on cost cutting and profiteering by shipping good jobs overseas has become epidemic, the American people are the ultimate losers. We are creating thousands of menial jobs with no benefits and no future. Mitt Romney is not just a by product of that culture he is the man leading the parade carrying the torch. Government's role is to correct the imbalances of corporate greed and profiteering by leveling the playing field and offering the public a strong foundation that includes access to affordable health care. The economy is now more international than ever and disease is no longer as containable as it once was. What good is a society that can't or won't make an honest effort
to keep its people healthy. Romney is a vulture capitalist with no heart and no soul. I'll stick with the man who doesn't change his mind everyday like a weather vane. This election is not about an individual state. We only vote for two national offices, President and Vice-President. I'm voting for the man that cares about the entire country, Barack Obama

senor citizen

I'm shocked and dismayed! In yesterday's editorial comments I predicted the liberal Times would do the exact opposite. Reality for TheTimes Editorial Staff must have actually set in!

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Its called $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Romney style.....

Bwoof33
Bwoof33

Amazing!! I assumed, you would be endorsing anyone who is liberal!! I guess you do get the facts and actually determine from the gatherings!! I am proud to see a lot of thought and research is used to determine your endorsement! I, also, had thought that Obama was just the ticket we needed to get straightened out and become a strong country! Good call QCT!!

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Romney Foreign policy Experience: https://www.facebook.com/PatriotMajority?sk=photos#!/photo.php?fbid=456799481025262&set=o.98639748010&type=3&theater

Shoesofthefisherman

The poor are poorer and more numerous because of the ideological blindness of president Obama. The Affordable Care Act, while possibly well-intentioned, is ill thought-out and provides for no additional health care assets while entitling millions more at taxpayer expense. No radical agenda is discouraged, the president pretends to Christian faith while wearing a ring bearing the Shahada and compelling Christian institutions to endorse and support abortion and dismantle the sacrament of marriage. A second-term accommodation with Russia is planned that he cannot speak to American citizens about before the election. Egypt. Libya. The Keystone pipeline extension. The chimera of green energy.
I used to think I was a liberal. I'm sorry, everyone.

Tiltoo

In response to some of the first 11 comments.
LLG Thanks for setting a nice tone. You're right. It didn't last.

Gayle: You've bought into the class envy the current president is counting on. When you can't win on the issues, you attack people, in this case the Times publisher.

mommakelly: The Times runs a majority of articles that come from wire services which are part of the liberal media. That's the bias that's complained about not so much the local take on things. You've also bought into the caricature that's been constructed of Romney. Women back to the 19th century? You've got to be kidding. Education a four letter word? Maybe the Department of Education. Class envy meme. That comes from the current president who promised to bring us all together. Not quite. He divides and conquers. The Times board saw through that.

nukeboyt: Remember, Obama had both houses of congress for the first two years and could have done anything he wanted. He chose to push a health care bill and alternative energy alone and disregard immigration, jobs, spending, etc..... And remember, Obama's own words; f he couldn't get it done in three years, he would be a one term president. He called it himself.

PTA mom: Again, a current administration meme. Bush's fault. Obama said he could fix things. He didn't. You sound like Romney's the incumbent and Obama is the challenger. It's time to look at Obama's record instead of Bush's. And the Times did learn from its mistake. It isn't endorsing Obama again.

life's2short: Your comments epitomizes the class envy meme once again. It's not the company's endorsement, it's the editorial board's endorsement. Keep in mind, all those people in your comment who are struggling, under paid, can't feed their kids, who's been their president the last four years? Whose policies have led to their despair? Pretty obvious it's the Obama record that's being played out in their lives not Romney's.

Atlasshrugged: Commenting on a couple issues instead of personal attacks is what leads to informed decisions. Very perceptive about what the president has become.

Twiggy: Even though editorial endorsements differ from paper to paper, they generally cover issues pretty thoroughly. They may not persuade, but they do inform. Even liberal editorial boards, if that's the case here, can recognize a train wreck when they see one.

twiggy
twiggy

What endorsements do is very subjective. They do cover issues, sure. But in a very subjective way. They inform, sure, but in a limited and subjective way. I have no problem at all with the paper taking a position re this election. It's their paper and they can do what they want. I just don't see it as important. Why would anyone vote for Mr Obama because the Salt Lake Tribune endorses him? Why would anyone vote for Mr Romney because the QC Times endorses him. Both seem ludicrous to me.

just curious

I personally, and many others here have often thought your positions were limited and ludicrous. But you do have the right to write your positions as well as the QC Times and the Des Moines Register and the Cedar Rapids Gazette have the same right. What I thought as important in the endorsement of the QC Times was their ability to sift thru talking points and find the truth through actions. The Times as well as many have found the actions of barack hussein sorely lacking and the actions of Gov Romney have led to successes.

twiggy
twiggy

Is this a competition of newspaper endorsements? The one with the most wins? That is just silly. OK, I'll match your DMR and CR Gazette and raise you a Detroit Free Press and a Salt Lake Tribune! See what I mean, endorsements mean nothing. Think what you like about my positions. I find much you write juvenile and offensive, and you too often resort to insults, as you have no plausible argument. Now are we to have a competition of insults?

QuadCityImages
QuadCityImages

Strange that some of the main problems the QCT seems to have with Obama are things that others have failed to do, such as Congress getting anything done, or states getting their act together when it comes to setting up insurance exchanges. Apparently they believe we elected a dictator that can magically force everyone to do his will.

just curious

Did you read the endorsement? Please do read it and your questions will be answered. No the QCT does not beleive we elected a dictator, but the person we elected has often thought he was a dictator - he chose to not enforce many laws that he was not fond of and since he used no leadership skills in working with congress, decided to just go around congress. He used executive privilege over the fast and furious debacle and has lied and covered up the benghazi massacres in order to claim that al quaeda is gone. I praise the QCT for throughly explaining their endorsement.

PTBA

Congratulations, your conclusions are spot-on. and you have joined the Des Moines Register in forming a sensible decision, one that is NOT heart over mind. Let's face it, Obama never was qualified to be President. Everything he touched had the fingerprints of an inexperienced novice. Stimulus, bailouts, a disastrous, unsupervised, health insurance law, poor advisory staff and cabinet appointments, an absolute ignorance of economic and financial procedures, total disregard for our Constitution and our laws. In his four years as President, he NEVER signed a budget, but he supervised out-of-control spending, I could go on and on, but I think the points are clear. The election of Barack Obama, in 2008 was a heart-over-mind mistake. Under his administration, our country has become smaller in vision, we've had European style unemployment rates, socialist programs (food stamps, welfare, etc.) that have hit $1 trillion per year, people talk about renting rather than buying homes, our cars are smaller and smaller, the American dream seems to be dimming. We now have a chance to correct that mistake and get back to discussing visions that are, big, healthy, and challenging. Wake up people, stop whining, and let's get our country moving again. I agree 100% with The QC Times endorsement.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

In the eighteen months from the beginning of 2008 through the middle of 2009, a period fully shaped by the Bush economic program to which Republicans now want to return, (but before the Obama stimulus had a chance to take effect), approximately 7.5 million jobs were LOST.
Over the most recent 18 months of the Obama administration, approximately 2.8 million jobs have been ADDED.
That means that the average monthly job LOSS during the “difficult situation” before Obama’s policies took effect was 417,000. Over the last year-and-a-half, the average monthly job GAIN has been 155,000.
The bottom line is that over the 64 years leading up to the inauguration of President Obama, jobs were created more than TWICE AS FAST under Democrats as they were under Republicans.

coffee cup
coffee cup

Well add one more lost subscriber to your rapidly growing list. This endorsement is insane. Is Klaatu/Alphamale actually the QCT's Editor?

DLBJ

I'm with you. Wow. When did the QCT start disliking women?

twiggy
twiggy

Don't care. Why does anyone care what a newspaper editorial board decides? Be it the Wall Street Journal, New York Times. Washington Post, QC Times. Does anyone really make a decision based on what some unseen, group of people tell us to think? I hope not. But I bet you sure stuck a pin into those who are always complaining how you are a "liberal" paper. Good for you!

atlasshrugged

I voted for Obama in 2008. I wanted to vote for McCain but just couldn't.
I was also hoping for leadership.

Especially as it relates to the economy.
I do not know if Romney is the answer but the President's lack of leadership in both the economy and foreign policy were the deciding factor for me.
I did not sign up for a "celebrity" president in 2008.
Sadly, that is what our president has become.

Bwoof33
Bwoof33

Ditto!

DLBJ

Did you see the last debate? If so, let's talk foreign policy here. "Celebrity" president. Really?

CleverUserName7

Yes I did see the last debate. Did you see the first debate? Obama did exactly what he did in the US Senate... he voted "Present". He showed up. He wasn't ready. He acted like a teenager being told to clean up his room. The second debate was a little better but he had many issues with his facts. Ditto with the third.

And yes "celebrity" President. He's too busy appearing on The View or with Letterman to meet with the Prime Minister of our strongest ally in the Middle East. Choosing to appear on TV over meeting with our ally whom he ignores time and again is the definition of "celebrity" - all furs and no knickers.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Right...Here'a real leadership????
Romneys Family Economic Plans Revealed - SHOCKING

*http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-johnson/blocking-bain-trucks-to-s_b_1937038.html

*http://www.thenation.com/article/170470/tagg-team-romney-family-recipe-crony-capitalism

*http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/18/bain-never-left-romney/#h[]

*http://www.thenation.com/article/170644/mitt-romneys-bailout-bonanza#

life's2short

While you are entitled to your opinion, I have to say I'm upset, yet not surprised, by this endorsement. Looking at the members of the editorial board I find it hard to believe that this endorsement was a total consensus rather than a maority rules thing. I also think that if the company is going to endorse a candidate you sould start by taking a poll of all your employees. Don't just talk to the editors and publishers who make enough money to raise a family. Talk to the reporters who work their butts off for such little pay they'd be better off working at McDonald's. Talk to reporters who work their butts off so people like Mary Junk (not sure how she spells her last name) can be given thousands of shares of stock and a $500,000 bonus while the people who do the work go years without a raise. Talk to all the reporters who keep quitting because you don't pay them enough to feed their kids. That would be like talking to people who know what it's like to work hard for a dollar and still not have enough. That would be like talking to people who are total opposites of everything Mr. Romney stands for. I'm glad you at least let the reader know that this endorsement is only the opinion of very few employees, and not the entire QC Times population. The only good thing about your endorsement this year is that with circulation being down as much as it is you don't have to worry about too many people reading it.

pta mom

You endorsed Bush, too. He did more harm in his first term than any president in history. His second term was buried our country under an even deeper fecal mound.

I though QCTs would have learned from it's past mistakes. Perhaps you think Romney shallow promises of prosperity might help you out of your own bankruptcy reorganization?

atlasshrugged

You are doing the same thing to the QCT that Obama has done to Romney.
Attacking who you disagree with instead of stating your own case as to why you differ.
You need to read the QCT endorsement again only this time lay your own personal
agenda aside.
We are ALL entitled to change our endorsements for president every 4 years - that is why we have elections every 4 years!

Bwoof33
Bwoof33

So true!! Amen!

Guy Fawkes
Guy Fawkes

That's because their case is so weak they have little choice BUT to attack any and all differing opinions. It's so much easier, and in doing so, doesn't open them up for the obvious criticisms they so richly deserve.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Fox News: Hume/Romney http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJC97dUfUtY
Fox Flopping on Gas Price Causes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8CmS932sGo&feature=related

CleverUserName7

I knew it! Just like Obama! He can't man up and move forward in his first term and he says he's going to do it in his second term? How's that? He needs a compass to move forward, and he doesn't have one.

"deeper fecal mound"? Oh, you mean the debt, right? Obama called Bush's debt unpatriotic and even hinted at it being treasonous. Wonder what candidate Obama would say about the debt accumulated by President Obama?

pta mom

Accckkkkk????!!?!!

nukeboyt

If Romney does win, I hope that the Democrats make it their "number one priority to make him a one-term president". No, wait. That would be wrong. effective, but wrong.

pjf

Thoughtful, well stated endorsement...couldn't agree more.

mommakelly
mommakelly

So where are all of the "the Times Democrat" people? Why aren't they screaming about the Quad Cities Liberal Media? I guess as long as the paper agrees with what they say, it's fine. I disagree with this endorsement. A vote for Mitt Romney is a vote to push women back to the 19th Century, to make education a four letter word, and to make the rich richer and the poor poorer. Obama 2012.

just curious

momma, how are women going to be pushed back to the 19th century? Your name suggests that you are a woman and your whole life revolves around your reproductive issues? You have not a worry about the United States of America borrowing from China to finance contraceptive measures and abortions? You have not a worry about the national debt of 16 trillion dollars facing our children, grandchildren and probably THEIR grandchildren? You have not a worry about the addition of 15 million persons added to the burden of food stamps? You have not a worry about a workforce that has shrunk to the level of the 1990's? you have not a worry about the income of the 'middle class' has shrunk by over $4000? I, for one, am amazed that any person would have such limited vision for this country.

mommakelly
mommakelly

I'm being selfish? The only thing you care about is YOUR MONEY AND YOUR GOD!!! I am a grandmother with three granddaughters, and I want my granddaughters to have the same chances at success that my grandson has. You want to talk about money? Fine. How can a female support a family when she makes 25 cents less an hour than a male? Is that fair? How can a girl make herself a success and get an education that she needs for a good job when she is forced BY THE GOVERNMENT to have children that she can't take care of. You all are so blinded by your selfishness that you can't see how shortsighted you really are. You use talking points from Fox without knowing the facts. I want my grandchildren to have as many opportunities as they can get. All you all care about is money. You are a very, very sad bunch indeed.

metro construction research

Mommakelly....be careful.....the whitehouse staff currently gets paid at the rate you dont want.....the govt did not force the girl to get pregnant but certainly should force the father to help.....both need to take responsabilty.

metro construction research

Mommakelly........careful because the whitehouse staff pays women only 74 cents on the dollar.......

Since when does the govt force the girl to get pregnant that it has the right to force her to have or not have the child? The govt should FORCE the father to help support the mother.......

sodbuster

Exactly! If I were a subscriber, this would be the end of that. I am surprised and disappointed.
Romney is not good for America. He isn't good for China either. What's he good for?
When Colin Powell, a Republican, is endorsing Barack Obama--YOU BETTER LISTEN, PEOPLE.

CleverUserName7

Love the fact that you completely ignore facts. "push women back to the 19th century". Right. He is with the Republican party in that abortion should only be considered in three cases: rape, incest and health of the mother. (I personally believe that absolutely NO government funds should EVER be used for abortion. Period.)

Education in America IS a four-letter word. We have consistently been losing ground to other countries in the world ever since Carter created the Department of Education. We need to get rid of that albatross and put the emphasis back on the states where it belongs.

And I love the way you play the class-envy card. Just like Obama is so fond of doing. Making people who work long hours for years, focusing on their businesses and not keeping up with the neighbors by getting the newest cars, biggest houses and foreign vacations... making them seem like they are rich because they built it on someone else's hard work. Isn't that cute? The "You didn't build that" crowd is way off on this one. I know too many people who live off of unemployment (all 99 weeks of it!) and don't even try to get a job... I'm supposed to feel sorry for them?

Gayle

I subscribe to the QC Times largely because it gives some poor person a bit of money by delivering it to my house. Honestly, I rarely read it and use it under my cats' litter boxes without even opening them. This morning, for a change, I opened the paper and saw page 9. Please cancel my subscription. That "person" whom you have endorsed will cause great harm to our country, but I'm certain that's not a real concern of yours. Your publisher is not a person who could possibly understand how hard people struggle in this area. Publishers will learn one day soon when all of the papers fold and their grandparents' money runs low.

Guy Fawkes
Guy Fawkes

Mmmm.... tears...

sodbuster

Yes--it's a mistake. People need to look more carefully at the candidates. The OBVIOUS choice is OBAMA.

liberal idiots

Trolling again. We don't buy what you are selling. Try another site.

CleverUserName7

Wow. I want some of what you're smoking. It's obviously creating an RDF.

sodbuster

Yes, it's very sad that so many people have forgotten recent Republican fiascoes. As in, fiascoes that Romney would be likely to repeat since he has many of Bush's advisors on his team. HORRORS.

DLBJ

Agree.

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

In the eighteen months from the beginning of 2008 through the middle of 2009, a period fully shaped by the Bush economic program to which Republicans now want to return, (but before the Obama stimulus had a chance to take effect), approximately 7.5 million jobs were LOST.
Over the most recent 18 months of the Obama administration, approximately 2.8 million jobs have been ADDED.
That means that the average monthly job LOSS during the “difficult situation” before Obama’s policies took effect was 417,000. Over the last year-and-a-half, the average monthly job GAIN has been 155,000.
The bottom line is that over the 64 years leading up to the inauguration of President Obama, jobs were created more than TWICE AS FAST under Democrats as they were under Republicans.

just curious

We are to believe that you have some idea of what is good for this country when you use the newspaper only for the cat box? You sound like a well-informed, responsible citizen - NOT!

Jimboaz
Jimboaz

Right on!!!!!

LLG

I disagree almost 100%. But I respect your right to your collective opinion. (Just trying set a nice tone to kick off the comments. Doubt it will last very long.) :-)

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