Obviously, Mr. Oblameya should have paid more attention to the GOP convention. I will endeavor to answer his questions, because I did. This comes from the National Journal:
Obama: GOP Convention Was from Era of Black-and-White TV
The president said the GOP event showcased bad deas from the last century.
Updated: September 1, 2012
President Obama didn’t think much of the Republican National Convention.
He told some 10,000 people Saturday at a rally in Urbandale, Iowa, that the agenda set out by nominee Mitt Romney and other speakers in Tampa was “better suited for the last century” more often than not.
“It was a rerun. We’d seen it before. You might as well have watched it on a black-and-white TV,” Obama said, clearly enjoying himself. “If you didn’t DVR it, let me recap it for you. Everything is bad, it’s Obama’s fault, and Gov. Romney is the only one who knows the secret to creating jobs and growing the economy.”
Didn’t DVR it, don’t need a biased recap. Who among us, unless you’re a liberal thinks things are great? Who among you (sans liberal bias) is better off than you were 4 years ago? Well, aside from blaming GW Bush, who is in the drivers seat? Not that Romney is the only one, but he’s much better equipped from seeing his background records that seeing yours…oh, I forgot, your records are sealed. And the only thing growing from the Oblameya administration…is the deficit.
He added, “There was a lot of talk about hard truths and bold choices, but nobody ever actually bothered to tell you what they were.”
Here’s the plan, as laid out by Mitt Romney in his acceptance speech:
And unlike the President, I have a plan to create 12 million new jobs. It has 5 steps.
First, by 2020, North America will be energy independent by taking full advantage of our oil and coal and gas and nuclear and renewables.
Second, we will give our fellow citizens the skills they need for the jobs of today and the careers of tomorrow. When it comes to the school your child will attend, every parent should have a choice, and every child should have a chance.
Third, we will make trade work for America by forging new trade agreements. And when nations cheat in trade, there will be unmistakable consequences.
Fourth, to assure every entrepreneur and every job creator that their investments in America will not vanish as have those in Greece, we will cut the deficit and put America on track to a balanced budget.
And fifth, we will champion SMALL businesses, America’s engine of job growth. That means reducing taxes on business, not raising them. It means simplifying and modernizing the regulations that hurt small business the most. And it means that we must rein in the skyrocketing cost of healthcare by repealing and replacing Obamacare.
He said Romney “did not offer a single new idea, just retreads of the same old policies that have been sticking it to the middle class for years.” He told the audience, “you’ve lived through it and you can’t afford to repeat it.”
In one phrase, he summed up how he’s going to stop that…
And let me make this very clear – unlike President Obama, I will not raise taxes on the middle class.
As president, I will protect the sanctity of life. I will honor the institution of marriage. And I will guarantee America’s first liberty: the freedom of religion.
President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet. MY promise…is to help you and your family.
The crowd booed when Obama opened his speech with a mention of the GOP convention. “Don’t boo,” he told them. “Vote.”