In an interview with the AP, Obama today accused Mitt Romney of dishonest arguments and "extreme" positions. The interview reads like a pre-emptive strike against nominee-in-waiting Romney before he seals the deal at next week's Republican National Convention.
Which extreme positions was Obama referring to? He talked about Romney's proposal for across-the-board tax cuts, which would cost $5 trillion. And he mentioned Romney's opposition to tax credits for wind power, which is unpopular in swing states like Iowa and Colorado.
And predictably, the president mentioned the abortion debate, an obvious wedge issue through which Democrats hope to pick up female Republican voters. The Republican platform explicitly calls for a ban on abortion with no exceptions, whereas Romney makes exceptions for rape, incest, and to save the mother's life.
The president accused Romney of failing to offer concrete proposals to help the middle class, and of making dishonest arguments that will haunt him in the presidential debates - such as Romney's widely-debunked ad claiming that Obama had gutted the work requirement from welfare.
Do you agree with Obama that Romney's views are extreme?
Nope. In order to allow America to be as great as she can be, we're going to need rock solid, fiscally conservative, constitutionally oriented elected officials who are willing to make the hard decisions that need to be made. Romney's not that guy but he's darned closer to the leadership that we need than Obama ever aspired to be.
I would consider ROMNEY more qualified as a business man to control the countries money & not fritter away trillions . The stimulus just didn't work as OBAMA thought it would. no increases in jobs as he said it would produce
@artjeb hey remember G.W.? Yep Bush was a business man how did that work out for ya? Before you get so la-dee-da about old 1 term Mitt, you should look up his record as governor of Massachusetts. He was only a 1 Term Governor you know. Check out why he was only a 1 Term Governor.
@Jim49418 Look it up. President Obama left the Senate to become,well President Obama. 1Term Mitt did not run for Governor again because he had no chance of reelection. His approval ratting was 30%!! As governor he left the place in a mess. Like I said, look it up. Look up his policies and his platform, if you can find any. Everything he wants to do is a " been there done that" that didn't work the first time and will not work now.
Obama must be on drugs...he gives more rights to illegals while wanting to take away states' rights; he pushes through Obamacare without anyone knowing what's in it -- then insists upon free birth control; and during campaign he suddently likes the idea of gay marriage. He's EXTREMELY selling out for votes. But what can we expect? He's broken promises, he's worried about Romney's taxes more than his own administration's. He has no concern about his AG's illegal acts. He's ok with his VP's crude, rude and wrong wisecracks. But he thinks Romney's views are extreme? Obama needs to GO!
They both are extreme. Obama is taking away our Bill of Rights day by day & Romney is wanting to take away our human resource rights. Neither will get my vote. Oh wait, it doesn't matter anyways. Our votes don't count! They picked a winner a long time ago. They just try to brainwash us into thinking that we are in control of the votes.
What do you expect Obama to say? Mitt has a much better handle on the economy and since I haven't got a clue you should throw me out and elect Romney. Well Obama's not going to do that so I guess we the voters will have to come November.
@Wilberhum It's hard , at least in my opinion, to justify how much they take. And yes they take it. I'm okay with paying my part for the things the federal govt is supposed to do. I just think it tries to do to much and takes a lot more than it should to do it. Dissolving all govt is extreme. I believe government is "but a necessary evil" as described by Thomas Paine.
@Wilberhum Yes, it does. It is my money. I pay taxes because I see a valid reason for some taxation. The problem comes from the government taking anything to pay for programs above and beyond what the Constitution said was theirs to worry about. It's not the govt's place to play Robin Hood.