WATCH: Obama Rallies in Mentor

Excerpts from President Barack Obama's half-hour speech at Mentor High School.

Excerpts from President Barack Obama's half-hour speech at Mentor High School Nov. 3, 2012.

SharEd November 05, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Thank you Joe Bobby. A well defined list and you didn't even include that fact Lord Romney has stated he will get rid of Obamacare on his first day in office -- a program designed to help millions of Americans find affordable health care. This program works in Massachusetts where we find the nation's finest health care facilities operating under "Obamacare" including #1 Massachusetts General Hospital. He has no plan and no heart.
SharEd November 05, 2012 at 02:25 AM
And never forget that President Obama brought our wonderful soldiers home from Iraq, a senseless Republican war which killed and maimed thousands even after no weapons of mass destruction were found, and he killed Osama bin Laden saving future American lives.
tom m November 05, 2012 at 02:31 AM
watts IF obama has a +20 lead like you claim ....then why bother posting this over and over SINCE as you claim obama already won
tom m November 05, 2012 at 02:32 AM
October Jobs report with the unemployment rate ticking up to 7.9 percent but the economy adding a better-than-expected 171,000 jobs. At the same time, the number of unemployed grew by 170,000, roughly the same amount -- to 12.3 million. .......................really +1,000 jobs gained thats 20 jobs per state or 1 new job for every 4 counties in ohio
SharEd November 05, 2012 at 02:36 AM
Have you looked at Switzerland, Denmark, or Sweden? They pay big taxes but the people receive big returns on their tax dollars -- from free government guaranteed day care, healthcare, retirement income, and retirement housing. These are highly successful, wealthy, socialized democracies. They will not lose their healthcare or retirements if the company they work for is sold out from underneath them by a company like Romney's Bain Capital. Americans are being frightened by the word "Socialism" but don't look into democracies which incorporate some "socialist" ideas. Think of the stress off your life if you didn't have to worry about finding and paying for daycare, the cost of healthcare, or if Social Security is going to be there for you, or even a place to live when you are old.
Mike Chubre November 05, 2012 at 02:42 AM
Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 06:13 AM
There are two more candidates on the ballot for the Presidency, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green). Make a special note to remember to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson and Dr. Jill Stein to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1
Dan LaVigne November 05, 2012 at 11:42 PM
quote from Republician Senator and Presidental Canidate Barry Godwater. "Mark my words, if and when these preachers get control of the (REPUBLICIAN) party, and they're sure trying to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in name of GOD, so theycan't and won't compromis. I know, I've tried to deal with them Republican Barry Goldwate Also I and my wife and family are PRO CHOICE
Mr. Independent Voter November 05, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Romney's record for his one and only term as governor of Mass. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/01/mitt-romney-massachusetts-budget-_n_2051922.html?utm_hp_ref=politics
SharEd November 05, 2012 at 11:57 PM
Dan - so true. Democrats keep government out of your life and let you choose your moral stance on birth control, abortion, and gay marriage. Under Democrats, Christians have the right to make their moral choices for themselves and so do the rest of us. But a Republican right wing "Christian" government would take away those rights from us and put government in our lives telling us what we can't do in the name of religion. Separation of church and state is essential.
scott bricker November 06, 2012 at 04:01 AM
You guys in my home town of Mentor should be ashamed. Mentor is not better off than 4 years ago.. Ohio isn't better off than 4 years ago.. and this country isn't better off than 4 years ago. You people that are voting for Obama are looking for a budget to increase to 21 trillion in 4 years.. Unemployement the same of worse, another 14 million on food stamps... lower incomes.. housing market staying weak, cuts to our military, nasa.. I can go on and on. Mentor is a independent town, if anything republican since 1980. Get out in the real world and see what's going on.
Aaron Hunter November 06, 2012 at 04:13 AM
Scott, unfortunately, some people would rather predict gloom under a Romney Presidency than accept what Obama is doing to this nation. Most Obama voters couldn't pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were on the heel.
scott bricker November 06, 2012 at 04:21 AM
People are voting obama only cause they hate republicans. Romney has shown he is willing to reach to the other side to get this country moving.. this isn't George Bush... Romney is a totally different guy... I'm independent but going with Romney cause of the record he has. You only get 4 more years if everything is going great.. and it's not obviously.
Summer Hemphill November 06, 2012 at 04:38 AM
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) commenting today on a potential Romney loss "If I hear anyone say that it was because Romney wasn't conservative enough I'm going to go nuts" & We're not losing 95% of African-Americans & two-thirds of Hispanics & voters under 30 because we're not hard-ass enough" !!! My suggestion to Romney supporters & the rest of the clueless Republican cretins is to get a manicure on your way home from casting your vote,because the finger pointing will start early Wednesday morning & you'll want to look nice ! LMFAO !!!
scott bricker November 06, 2012 at 04:57 AM
Really Summer...so you like all that Obama spending? You like that 1. He added the 5 Trillion more to our National Debt when he said he was going to cut it in 1/2 in 2008? 2 Our unemployment is slightly higher than 2008 when he took office but he said it would be around 5.4% or 9 million more jobs by 2012? 3 Our homes lost 40% of it's value since he took office? 4 Our incomes are down by $4,000 compared to 2008? 5 Our health insurance is up $3,000 since 2008? 6. He added 14 million to food stamps but said he would decrease it by 4 million in 2008? 7. He made cuts to our Military? 8. He made cuts to our Space Program? 9. He borrowed more $$$ from China than any other president? 10. He did Obamacare where you can't pick your own health insurance? 11. He neglected Isreal... but went to every Middle east Country during his 4 years and speaking of Isreal.. do you know Isreal won't wait till 2016 for another election.. they will launch their attack vs Iran in the next few months if Obama wins.. and that will drag us into the war.. along with Russia.. (Irans close ally).. at least Romney wants tougher sanctions to make Isreal happy. I can go on and on.. Obama regulated the killing of Horses for Meat? sheesh... Seriously... There is no reason to vote for Obama.. Romney isn't Bush.. he cares about this country... The Choice is Clear to vote Romney.. he gets 4 years to do it everyone.. and if he don't get it done in 4 years.. we pick someone else!
John Biesterfeldt November 06, 2012 at 05:01 AM
People are voting for Obama because they don't like Republican policies. Not liking Republicans just comes with today's partisan politics. Don't expect me to like Mitch McConnell et al when they just get in the way of anything the president tries to accomplish. Four years ago, we were all worried that the banks were going to fail and our auto industry was going to disappear. The economy was already a disaster when Bush handed Obama the keys. To say that things haven't improved demonstrates a short memory.
John Biesterfeldt November 06, 2012 at 05:05 AM
I LOVE all of that Obama spending. That's exactly what the government is supposed to do when consumer demand drops - countercyclical spending. The "national debt" is a misnomer anyway - it's not debt. A country with a fiat currency (like ours) never has to borrow its own currency. Basing our fiscal policy on the misconception that the dollars we create must somehow be "paid back" is incredibly wrongheaded.
Mr. Independent Voter November 06, 2012 at 05:05 AM
Romney paid zero taxes between 1996 to 2009 http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-29/romney-avoids-taxes-via-loophole-cutting-mormon-donations.html
scott bricker November 06, 2012 at 05:11 AM
OMG John.. are you a communist or something? How much spending do you want? You want our debt to get to 25 Trillion.. 50 Trillion? What's going to happen when China wants repayment? We going to say... "Hey Take Taiwan"? Is that your solution? BTW Why isn't Obama back in NJ,NY,Conn,Penn trying to get relief to the people there.. they are all upset that he isn't doing HIS JOB... His Job is 1st.. not his Campaign.. People are without Food, Gas, Heat, and temps are around 29 deg there. Go sleep in your garage for tonight to see how it feels, Obama.. he only cares about himself and not the people.. look at Libya.
scott bricker November 06, 2012 at 05:13 AM
That is false! Nice try
John Biesterfeldt November 06, 2012 at 05:25 AM
"When China wants repayment?" Scott, you obviously have no clue how government bonds and money creation work. You might want to read up on how this stuff works before you vote for a guy who thinks it's a good idea to lower aggregate demand (i.e. lower the deficit) when the economy is already struggling. When "China wants repayment" (I guess you are referring to selling the U.S. bonds they have bought with U.S. dollars?) we will happily redeem them. If you understood how it all works, you would know that they are free to hold their earnings as dollars if they wish - they choose to buy bonds for a safe place to park their dollars, just like other bondholders do. If China stopped buying bonds tomorrow, it would have no effect on our economy whatsoever. But worry about it if you like.
Watts November 06, 2012 at 08:52 AM
Romney: "Jeep, now owned by the Italians, is thinking of moving all production to China" Queue it up at 46 seconds and watch... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcZr0UtLgkI Jeep CEO: "Jeep production will not be moved from the United States to China" http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-30/chrysler-ceo-reiterates-jeep-suv-production-will-remain-in-u-s-.html Now if anybody tries to tell you that Romney is not lying to you to sneak his way into office, there is your proof. I can't break it down any more simply for people. Romney is a deceptive used car sales man. He will tell you whatever he thinks will get him what he wants. He tells the base that he is a extreme conservative and makes all the promises that the fringe extreme wants and then turns to the voters and says that he is a bi-partisan. These are not mutually inclusive positions. He is lying to somebody. Are you ready to risk if he might be lying to you?
Tom Harrell November 06, 2012 at 01:52 PM
And obama already moved GM(Gov't Motors) to China. Go research that.
Michael Rice November 06, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Let me explain something to you. Instead of looking at what the media and your party feeds you. he fact is unemployment is about the same (Jan. 2009 7.8% and Oct. 2012 7.9%) and is slowly decreasing. The fact is when George Bush took office on 2001 the unemployment rate was 4% and when he left office on January 20th 2009 it was 7.8%. How come you never hear about that? This is a 3.8% increase in unemployment. Can you explain why the republicans don't comment on this? Historically, we can see that debt increases during recessions and wars (look back to the Great Depression and World War II) and unfortunately from 2001 until today this is what has happened. The debt increased from approx. 5.6T in 2001 and when Bush left office it was 10.6T and today it 's 16.2. Of course, the last 4 years include both a recession and war and not just a war. Again, more BS and facts that are not thoroughly discussed. They only tell you the negatives. It's mistruths, like these, from both sides, where they need to be held accountable. The only thing we can count on from politicians is continued lies.
Michael Rice November 06, 2012 at 02:10 PM
No, why don't you post facts and proof to your claims. This is why the internet is dangerous. People like you go on posting what they want without showing proof.
Watts November 06, 2012 at 05:52 PM
If you want to get a real feel for who Aaron is, just read ths post that he made over in another thread: "Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Give a man a welfare check, a free cell phone with free monthly minutes, food stamps, section 8 housing, a forty ounce malt liquor, a crack pipe and some Air Jordan's and he votes Democrat for a lifetime." http://loganville.patch.com/articles/like-2000-will-the-2012-election-be-decided-in-a-courtroom
Watts November 06, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Anybody who says "go look it up" or "research that," are obviously lying and they just want to state the lie figuring that most people have better things to do than to research inane comments such as the one above.
Watts November 06, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Warning: Republican desperation to steal Obama votes! This is for real, so anybody on Facebook or getting emailed instructions that appear to be a helpful hint to Democrats, this is a deception. Read on... http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/dont-pass-it-voting-booth-hoax-spreads-facebook-1C6884772
Watts November 07, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Obviously your reading comprehension is pretty poor if that is what you got from what I posted.
NY Dumpster Diver November 07, 2012 at 02:30 AM
Romney Takes Ohio! AWESOME!


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