October 30, 2010 10:43:00 PM
Since 2007, when Nancy Pelosi was elected Speaker of The US House of Representatives, our national debt has risen $5 trillion. Let''s get a perspective of how much money a trillion dollars represents. A million seconds equals 12 days, a billion seconds equals 32 years, and a trillion seconds equals 32,000 years. Also, Nancy Pelosi''s liberal San Franciscan values don''t equate to Mississippians.
Yet, our current Congressman, Travis Childers, is staking his entire campaign on trying to convince us that he''s "independent." Hogwash. He voted to put Congress in the hands of Nancy Pelosi. Would you have voted to put her in the third highest office in the land? Then why would you vote for Travis Childers?
He took hundreds of thousands of dollars from Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, Bennie Thompson and labor unions to run his campaign. Do they represent your values? Then why support their choice for Congress?
He votes with Nancy Pelosi 81% of the time, he won''t repeal ObamaCare, and he voted for the out-of-control spending that put us in this mess. Would you have voted that way? Then why would you vote for Congressman Childers?
He talks "independent" down here and rubs elbows with the liberals in Washington. I don''t want two more years of that kind of representation. I''m voting, and I''m voting for Alan Nunnelee for Congress, and if you will join me, we are going to fire Nancy Pelosi!
dn112097 commented at 10/31/2010 10:01:00 AM:
where were the republicans during all this time ,other than overseeing the collaspe of detroit ,the fall of wall st. ,enron, tallying up the cost of war ,telling us it was going to take 400 how much to make it good ,then coming right back and getting another 400 large number because they (republican counters) figured wrong this state lost a great statesman (no pun intended) in Mr Lott in part my thoughts through the every person for themselves mental attitude ,when (r) ran the country they failed to get any of their hot button issues passed not one ,and now their main goal is to repeal obama care ,if so will they vote a health care measure in just like the one they share i mean they tell us all the time they know who we are they come from where we come from they are us .i guess the real question is will we hold them to their promises or do we just sleep better knowing that someone we are comfortable with is running the country
frank commented at 10/31/2010 10:14:00 AM:
@dn112097: That is the most gobbledy gooped comment I have ever read!
Look the Dems took control of Congress in the midterms 2006, long before the collapse of 2008.
Lott was a Republican.
I can't make heads nor tails out of the rest of what you said.
mr. jordan commented at 10/31/2010 2:39:00 PM:
What does Nancy Pelosi have to do with this, except for a bogey woman for hysterical hacks to invoke instead of reasoned debate?
The fact that Pelosi showed up in this screed convicts you of overtly partisan hackery. Whose payroll are you on?
The deficits resulted from the collapse of the economy, not from federal spending. It takes great chutzpah to try to blame someone other than the Republicans for what their lax regulation policy since the 1980s has brought us.
Also, please specify what "out-of-control" spending you are referencing. If you answer "foreign Republican wars", you might have a point. Otherwise, go back to washing your hogs.
td commented at 10/31/2010 2:52:00 PM:
I'm a simple person, with a simple question.
Are you better off today than you were just 2 years ago?
If so, vote for Congressman Childers.
If you're not better off today than you were in 2008, vote for Mr. Nunnelee.
I'm voting for Nunnelee - for that exact reason!
hope commented at 10/31/2010 3:51:00 PM:
Can we blame our national debt on Pelosi? Some of it, but surely not all of it.
definition of distort;twist out of shape, misrepresent.
It's a shame that a politician doesn't have the guts to let his own party accept responsibility for some of the problems we face today. In fact, almost all of the problems we face today are directly tied to the failed policies of the Bush administration.
The GOP destroyed our economy. (DEPRESSION)
The GOP wants more for the rich, and less for the poor. Most of the wealth is owned by 10% of the people, with a majority of it controlled by 1%. That is wealth inequality, that caused the depression in '29.
If the Republicans win back control of congress, our goverment will be run by corporations. J&J is an example.
The tax cuts enacted by Bush in '01 and '03 account for 25% of our deficit now.
President Obama is trying to re-distribute some of this wealth, and he should since the Republicans care less about the American worker, but more about the wealthy, by sending our jobs overseas.
If they win we will be paying a higher deductible on medicare, they will privatize social security, and at the same time, back it up with our government so their friends can steal it like under Bush.
If not isn't enough, with Rove and Cheney still on the horizon (war mongers) we could very well have another war to go along with the two we have now.
If the Republicans win, the people lose. (GUARANTEED)
hope commented at 10/31/2010 7:53:00 PM:
With Columbus unemployment the highest of any city in our state, Chisms' time would be better spent helping Barbour if he could find his whereabouts, bring some jobs back from China, instead of demonizing Pelosi. But then by demonizing Pelosi, he can get peoples' mind away from the disasters of the Bush administration. They say they are going to fix the illegal immigration, but they are not, because they work cheap. The governor of Arizona has been real quiet since she created such a commotion over the illegal immigrants.
I suppose she decided she didn't want to make the beds and mopp the floors in the motels. The U.S. chamber of commerce, who are backing all the Republicans and one Democrat, are in favor of giving them amnesty. The GOP = money over people.
If Nunnelee and the Republicans win, the people lose. (GUARANTEED!)
@frank----even though the dems were in control in '07 and '08, the people laid the blame on the Republicans because of the landslide victory they gave the Democrats. They knew we could not stand another four years of Republicans.
bulldog99 commented at 10/31/2010 8:31:00 PM:
This Country Is too Divided. We need to scrap the two-party system, that's our problem. But hey, at least it gives you one more choice than communist Russia.
hope commented at 10/31/2010 8:41:00 PM:
@bulldog99--------But it's not enough to keep our jobs from going to communist China.
hope commented at 10/31/2010 9:00:00 PM:
@td----Unless you are in the top 10% money bracket, you will be disappointed.(GUARANTEED)
frank commented at 10/31/2010 11:02:00 PM:
You liberals really should abstain from posting comments over the weekends. You all must be smoking the same stuff. Do you libs ever read back through your posting to see if it is coherent before you press the Post Your Comment button?
hope commented at 11/1/2010 8:46:00 AM:
Nunnelee is going to repeal Obama care, but an illegal immigrant can get medical treatment and the American tax payer pays the bill. Is this guy an American. Will someone please check his birth certificate.
kj commented at 11/1/2010 9:13:00 AM:
There's no ideas or plans for Republicans to do anything except mire us in more debt by keeping taxes below where they should be. The Bush tax cuts were irresponsible when they were passed and they're irresponsible today. Those tax cuts are what have necessitated the huge deficits we're seeing. But the Republicans want more, with no plan to cut any entitlements or any military spending to pay for it.
Even Mr. Chism can't offer anything positive that Republicans plan to do, just a negative. How very sad that our nation has been reduced to a confederacy of dunces willing to follow whoever screams "socialism" loudest.
hope commented at 11/1/2010 1:16:00 PM:
Chism states of different places and people that Childers took money from, but he left out the U.S. chamber of commerce who gets a lot of their money from the communist countries. (Gobal Economy.) The U. S. chamber of commerce is throwing their money at all of the Republicans except one. We do not want the communists to influence our elections, but they are. You can bet Nunnelee will vote 100% in favor of the chamber, and Childers 81%. I had rather have money from Pelosi than the communist. How about you?
frank commented at 11/1/2010 2:52:00 PM:
"I had rather have money from Pelosi than the communist."
Now that's funny!
Hopeless you are far out. Really, I mean that.
mr. jordan commented at 11/1/2010 2:58:00 PM:
What, exactly, is your problem with Pelosi?
Is it that she is a powerful female? (And do you have a problem with that?).
That she is from San Francisco? (I can guess your problem with that).
That she has supported Obama? (If so, why are you not railing against Obama, he's the captain of the ship)?
Just what is it?
cire commented at 11/1/2010 3:22:00 PM:
It's funny how so many want to get rid of the new health care legislation. My wife runs her own clinic in Alabama and the people come into her office degrading Obama and his health care legislation and most don't realize that the insurance they have is provided by the government.
kj commented at 11/1/2010 6:44:00 PM:
I remember which party was in control of Congress and who was President when we turned a record budget surplus into a record budget deficit.
I remember which party wants to privatize social security.
I remember which party gives huge tax breaks to corporations who move their jobs overseas.
I remember which party started a $1 trillion war in Iraq on made up intelligence.
I remember who was the Vice President that sold out a CIA operative in a fit of political pettiness.
I remember which party believes in states' rights unless the state in question believes something that doesn't fit that party's narrow point of view.
I remember which party blocked health care for our nation's 9/11 first responders and clean-up volunteers.
I remember which party blocked raises for our military.
I remember which party dismantled the government agencies that protect our food supply.
I remember which party thinks that the wealthy don't have enough money or enough freedom to pollute our air and water.
I remember which party doesn't believe in equal civil rights for minorities and equal pay for women.
wpmedic1 commented at 11/1/2010 8:21:00 PM:
No matter who wins in Ms tomorrow the fact is the Republicans are going to make the greatest gains in the House that any party has ever made in one election. That should tell you all you need to know about Obama.
The Republicans will be able to put a stop to the liberal agenda the Democrats have shoved down our throats.
Mr. Jordan I don't like Pelosi because she is a complete and utter idiot. Anything else?? Since she is so popular with Democrats I guess she will be running for President in 2012? Of course she won't be because Dems think she is a nut too.
mr. jordan commented at 11/1/2010 8:41:00 PM:
"Mr. Jordan I don't like Pelosi because she is a complete and utter idiot."
I think for such an accolade you should visit Delaware and Christine O'Donnell who thinks human brains have been transplanted into mice.
You are name calling without evidence or examples. That makes you an arm-flapping, hysterical, hack.
frank commented at 11/2/2010 12:10:00 AM:
Put "Pelosi idiot" into YouTube and you will get dozens of examples Jordie. The videos of her in her own words ought to be evidence enough!
Start here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpBnO5ICoN8
hope commented at 11/2/2010 7:07:00 AM:
@wpmedic1------Why don't you think back how she got her job, and maybe she wouldn't appear to be an idiot to you.
When are you going to tell me what is socialistic in the health care plan?
frank commented at 11/2/2010 9:58:00 AM:
@Hopeless: She got her job because her husband Paul Pelosi's family had MONEY and he makes MONEY. They are MULTI MILLIONAIRE$ able to wield power and finance campaigns in San Francisco. It isn't rocket science. It darn sure isn't for her!
You poor Dems who think folks like Pelosi and Kerry are like you need to do a little research. You might be shocked at the top 10 list for $$$ in Congress.
mr. jordan commented at 11/2/2010 10:44:00 AM:
So, Frank, being rich means you are, therefore, wrong?
I understand you logic now.
I guess Meg Whitman in California is doomed because she spent $140 million on her own campaign?
Keep up the good work, Frank.
wpmedic1 commented at 11/2/2010 11:10:00 AM:
Mr. jordan what you said makes absolutely no sense. Try putting your thoughts together before you start typing. There is nothing that Frank stated that has anything to do with your comment responding to him.
wpmedic1 commented at 11/2/2010 11:12:00 AM:
Today is a great day to be an American and a Republican. Yes we can !!
frank commented at 11/2/2010 12:04:00 PM:
I agree with the wpmedic Jordie. If you read that into my comment you may need to see a medic.
The Republicans are purported to be the "party of the rich" but if you will do the research on the Democratic leadership you will discover an inconvenient truth that even millionaire Gore doesn't want to discuss. :-)
Are they hypocrites? We report, you decide.
hope commented at 11/2/2010 12:34:00 PM:
@frank----The party for the rich, not the party of the rich. You Republicans tend to distort everything, just like FAUX.
frank commented at 11/2/2010 12:48:00 PM:
Well Hopeless I am not a Republican but never the less I did get the quote right. Here is a link to Obama's blurb on it. Now if Big O said it, it must be true. He wouldn't lie to us.
"(Reuters) - President Barack Obama stepped up criticism of Republicans on Saturday for blocking jobless aid, hammering home a Democratic election year attack line that casts the opposition as the party of the rich."
kj commented at 11/2/2010 4:29:00 PM:
You quoted Reuters, not Obama.
frank commented at 11/2/2010 6:16:00 PM:
Well KJ I figured you could make the connection. I guess Reuters got it wrong again. Geez.
saywhat? commented at 11/2/2010 7:59:00 PM:
Hey Gary, are you that stupid or are you just pretending? Please run again so I can vote against you.
wpmedic1 commented at 11/2/2010 10:43:00 PM:
I would like to thank my fellow Republicans and many Independents that stated today, through their vote, that Obama and the liberals will no longer force their socialist agenda on America.
Hopeless.....step away from the ledge!!
Now let's use the biggest ever turnover of seats in the House of Representatives to get Obamacare reversed.
wpmedic1 commented at 11/2/2010 10:45:00 PM:
Gary don't worry if saywhat? doesn't vote for you. The same people that elected Nunnelee will have your back.
ml2010 commented at 11/3/2010 10:45:00 AM:
Do you realize that democrats still control the senate and the Presidency? Would you like a lesson on how our government works?
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