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    413.  "Obama says what he means and he means what he says.  With Mitt, all is uncertainty and that's bad for the economy and everything else." (akmk)


    415.  Appointing Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. (source)

    416.  Nominated Janet C. Wolfenbarger to become the Air Force’s first female four-star general. (source)

    417.  Nominated Ketanji Brown Jackson to the DC court, and "Jackson would become only the second African American woman to serve as a full judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and would be the first to be robed in more than 30 years." (source)


    •  419. (2+ / 0-)
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      "Opening diplomacy & dialogue with Myanmar (formerly Burma) so that the long placed crippling economic sanctions are lifted." (zawmoo)

      •  420-430 (3+ / 0-)
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        420.  Kept his promise to create an international tax haven watch list and crack down on tax evaders. (source)

        421.  As governor, Romney "issued some 800 vetoes, and the Legislature overrode nearly all of them, sometimes unanimously." (source)

        422.  As governor, Romney vetoed flood prep funding. (source)

        423.  As governor, Romney "signed an agreement with federal authorities allowing Massachusetts State Police troopers to arrest and seek deportation of suspected undocumented immigrants they encounter during their normal duties." (source)

        424.  Obama has pledged to veto anti-net neutrality legislation. (source)

        425.  Obama has called for filibuster reform to break up gridlock in Washington. (source)

        426. Obama has expedited the construction of wind and solar projects that can create jobs. (source)

        427.  Paul Ryan is rated only 36% by NAACP, "indicating a mixed record on affirmative-action." (source)

        428.  Paul Ryan voted against expanding the definition of hate crimes to include crimes committed against LGBT victimes. (source)

        429.  Paul Ryan has received a low single-digit score from the National Education Foundation, "indicating anti-public education votes." (source)

        430.  Voted no on expanding the successful "Cash for Clunkers" program. (source), (source)

        •  All great reasons (1+ / 0-)
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          For me, it's not about any specific issue. We have to elect a strong, smart leader who will make the right decisions. I'm thinking of a quote from the West Wing: "We don't know what the next president is going to face. If we choose someone with vision, someone with guts, someone with gravitas, who's connected to other people's lives and cares about making them better; if we choose someone to inspire us then we'll be able to face what comes our way." Describes Obama perfectly.

          "No, Governor Romney, corporations are not people. People have hearts, they have kids, they get jobs, they get sick, they cry, they dance. They live, they love, and they die. And that matters." --Elizabeth Warren

          by foreverblue on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 12:26:55 PM PST

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      •  431-435. (0+ / 0-)

        431.  Obama appointed  Craig Fugate to head up FEMA, a man whose "hyper-focus on local preparation long before disasters hit has been the key to his success. "(Cali Scribe), (source)

        432.  His administration, through HUD, is giving homeowners affected by Sandy "a 90-day moratorium on foreclosures and forbearance on foreclosures of Federal Housing Administration (FHA)-insured home mortgages." (source)

        433.  "Before the Obama presidency I was fighting GA for my day in court to get SSDI that I was to but GA had the longest wait in the country.  I also had no medical insurance for five years.  See the red state of GA were hoping that I would just die or give up.  But the Obama administration pressed states like GA to give people hearings even in different counties if necessary.  So I was finally awarded my SSDI and have Medicare.  I'm need another heart procedure this week so yes the Obama administration is indeed saving my life." (Kquark)

        435. "The stimulus bill had a provision (since expired, unfortunately) subsidizing COBRA payments for those who lost their jobs but needed to keep their insurance. Which I did, to both, and kept health care coverage for myself and my wife in 2008 and 09 when we both badly needed it." (eataTREE)

      •  435-440. (0+ / 0-)

        435. "Opening diplomacy & dialogue with Myanmar (formerly Burma) so that the long placed crippling economic sanctions are lifted.

        This is the country republican president George W. Bush called Axis of Evil and refused to talk with for years with no result.

        Today, the country is on the way to Democracy. With diplomatic engagement, that country is no longer closed off to the world, a win for the whole international community.

        Economically, good for the US too, because China has been the sole trade partner with previous sanctions and US is losing out on this emerging resource-rich country to trade with." (zawmoo)

        436.  Mitt Romney is against net neutrality (source)

        437.  Mitt Romney's silence on NASA has troubled even Republicans:  "As has been the case for most of the campaign, presidential candidate Mitt Romney largely ignored the issue — heightening anxiety even among Republicans about how a Romney administration would impact NASA and Kennedy Space Center." (source)

        438.  Mitt Romney doesn't support the equal pay act. (source)

        439.  Mitt Romney "invested in 10 Chinese companies recently—including ones that embezzled, partnered with Iran, and stole US trade secrets." (source)

        440.  Mitt Romney opposes the use of marijuana in all cases, including medical uses. (sources)

      •  440. - 450. (0+ / 0-)

        441.  Paul Ryan voted against the Lily Ledbetter Act. (source)

        442.  Paul Ryan voted against the DREAM Act. (source)

        443.  Paul Ryan voted against 9/11 heroes: "The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, the law that created the World Trade Center Health Program to provide compensation for illnesses for the first responders and residents of the surrounding neighborhoods, has been expanded to include coverage for a variety of cancers." It was passed in 2010 and Ryan voted against it twice, calling it a "health care entitlement." (source)

        444.  Paul Ryan voted against extending unemployment benefits during these tough economic times.

        445.  Paul Ryan criticizes China as a currency manipulator but voted against legislation in 2010 that would have addressed the issue. The bill was the Currency Reform Fair Trade Act. (source)

        446.  Another Wisconsin congressman on Paul Ryan: "“I’m stunned by how oblivious he is to the pain his policies would cause people,” said David R. Obey, a Democrat from Wisconsin who jousted often with his downstate colleague before retiring from the House at the end of 2010. “What amazes me is that someone that nice personally has such a cold, almost academic view of what the impact of his policies would be on people.” (source)

        447.  Nobel prize winning economist Paul Krugman says Paul Ryan's economic plan "Paul Ryan’s vision depends an awful lot on unicorn sightings — belief in the impossible." (source)

        448.  Nobel prize winning economist Paul Krugman has also said that Paul Ryan's economic plan is "almost inconceivably cruel priorities, the way it slashes taxes for corporations and the rich while drastically cutting food and medical aid to the needy." (source)

        449.  "Even aside from all that, the Ryan budget purports to reduce the deficit — but the alleged deficit reduction depends on the completely unsupported assertion that trillions of dollars in revenue can be found by closing tax loopholes." (source)

        450.  Paul Ryan falsely believes that raising interest rates will increase lending. (source)

      •  450. - 480. (0+ / 0-)

        451.  Paul Ryan supported the Sensenbrenner bill, a draconian immigration bill.  (source)

        452.  Paul Ryan "received a meager 3 percent rating on the League of Conservation Voters scorecard for 2011 and a 20 percent rating for all years." (source)

        453.  Paul Ryan has "voted to speed up forest thinning." (source)

        454.  Paul Ryan has voted for "deauthorizing critical habitat for endangered species." (source)

        455. Paul Ryan's voted against AMTRAK improvements. (source)

        456.  Paul Ryan has "voted to eliminate EPA limits on greenhouse gases." (source)


        458.  Mitt Romney endorsed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Murdock, a Tea Party candidate who said that "even when life begins in the horrible situation of rape, that is something God intended to happen." (source)

        459.  Paul Ryan "was forced to pull his endorsement (via a spokesman) of State Rep. Roger Rivard (R-WI 75th), who told a newspaper that “some girls, they rape so easy.” (source)

        460.  Paul Ryan co-sponsored "H.R. 3, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act."  "The Act originally contained language restricting the exception for federally-funded abortions to “an act of forcible rape or, if a minor, an act of incest,” and offered no further clarification of the term....Under tremendous public pressure, they dropped the “forcible rape” language before passing the measure 251-175." (source)

        461.  "Mitt Romney dodged a question...on whether he would have vetoed a bill that included indefinite detention, even though he has previously said he would have signed it." (source)

        462.  Bloomberg reported that Mitt Romney used "a popular tax shelter that allowed rich people to take advantage of the exempt status of charities without actually giving away much money." (source)

        463. Mitt Romney vetoed in 2005 the ability to obtain the morning after pill without a prescription. (source)

        464.  Romney has called the morning after pill "abortive." (source)

        465.  Massachusetts abolished the death penalty in 1984, but as governor Romney tried to reinstate it. (source)

        466.  Mitt Romney "was the first governor in modern Massachusetts to deny every request for pardon or commutation." (source)

        467.  Mitt Romney endorses voter ID laws that experts agree disenfranchise voters. (source)

        468.  Romney thinks if a mother is on welfare, she should be required to work or lose benefits.  "Even if you have a two year old child, you should go to work." (source)

        469. Romney thinks private companies should be hired to run state prisons. (source:).

        470.  Romney: "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me." (source)

        471.  Romney crippled Massachusetts anti-smoking program. (source)

        472.  As CEO of Bain, Romney made millions off of Big Tobacco in the U.S. and Russia. (source)

        473.  "Several early indicators raise red flags that Romney might permit lobbyists to serve on his transition teams, with only limited ethical guidelines and insufficient restrictions on conflicts of interest." (source)

        474.  "Industry insiders believe that Mitt Romney will unshackle the revolving door and give lobbyists a shot at the government jobs their Democratic counterparts have been denied for the past four years." (source)

        475.  Mitt Romney would likely rescind Obama's order banning torture and reinstate waterboarding. (source)

        476. Mitt Romney's "blind trust" isn't so blind -- he invested "more than $10 million of Romney’s money in an investment fund managed by Romney’s son Tagg." (source)

        477. "As president, Mitt will nominate judges in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito."  (source)

        478.  Romney wants to end the small subsidy to PBS that includes Sesame Street. (source)

        479.  Romney "vetoed $220K for state-run homelessness projects." (source)

        480.  "As governor, Romney vetoed a bill giving rape survivors information about and timely access to emergency contraception." (source)

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