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    Romney suffering from ‘Romnesia,’ Obama tells Northern Virginia crowd

    In a Northern Virginia speech peppered with humor and jabs against his Republican opponent, President Barack Obama coined a faux medical condition Friday – “Romnesia.”

    “[Romney] is changing up so much – backtracking and sidestepping … we’ve got a name for this condition he’s going through,” Obama said. “I think it’s called Romnesia.”

    Obama claimed the Republican candidate has forgotten what he’s been campaigning on over the past year. Speaking to a crowd estimated at 9,000, the president said Romney can’t recall the policies on his own website, refuses to say whether he supports equal pay for women and hasn’t taken a firm stance on women’s health care issues. All those conditions must be “symptoms of Romnesia,” Obama said.

    And you know you’ve come down with a case of Romnesia, Obama said, “If you say you’re a champion of the coal industry when while you were governor, you stood in front of a coal plant saying, ‘this plant will kill you.’”

    But the good news, the president continued in his 22-minute address: “If you come down with a case of Romnesia, and you can’t seem to remember the policies that are still on your website, or the promises you’ve made over the six years you’ve been running for president, here’s the good news: Obamacare covers pre-existing conditions,” Obama said. “We can fix you up. We’ve got a cure.”

    Almost immediately following the speech, the “Romnesia” tag started trending on Twitter.

    With two presidential debates down, and the final one set for Oct. 22, the race between Obama and Romney remains neck-and-neck. Battleground polling figures quickly tightened up following Romney’s strong performance in the debates, notably the first on Oct. 3.

    Obama and the Democrats have focused their attacks against Romney on trying to paint him as a flip-flopper out of touch with the middle class.

    “Virginia, you’ve heard of the New Deal, you’ve heard the square deal, the fair deal; Mitt Romney’s trying to give you a sketchy deal … a sketchy deal,” Obama said Friday, claiming Romney’s plan to slash taxes will benefit only the richest Americans and force average earners to pay more.

    The first half of Obama’s speech in Fairfax was heavily targeted at females, touching on women’s right to choose health care and their right to equal pay. With risers full of women behind him, Obama noted Romney’s desire to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The Democrat highlighted that as a result of new health care law, more than two million Virginians have coverage for free preventive services, including mammograms, Pap smears and various immunizations.

    According to the Obama campaign, insurance companies have often charged women 50 percent more than men for the same medical coverage, a practice that will soon end because of Obamacare.

    Continuing on the women’s rights message, Obama noted the first bill he signed after taking office was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act aimed at ensuring women receive the same compensation as men for the same level of work.

    Obama’s speech Friday, his sixth in Virginia in 2012, came just two days after Romney addressed a crowd of 7,000 to 8,000 in Leesburg, just 25 miles west of Fairfax.

    In his speech, the GOP candidate touched on his “five-point plan,” which includes utilizing and unleashing all of America’s energy sources; expanding trade; focusing on education and training skills; balancing the budget; and championing small business.

    Romney said he doesn’t want to drastically transform America into “something we wouldn’t recognize.”

    “I don’t want to make America like Europe … I want to restore to America the freedoms that drive our economy – our economy is driven by freedom, by personal freedom, by people pursuing their dreams.”

    Republicans have zeroed in on the ailing national economy under Obama over the course of the campaign. Unemployment has hovered around 8 percent for most of 2012, and the federal deficit has increased from approximately $11 trillion to $16 trillion in Obama’s term.

    Of the past four years, the president and his political surrogates often note that the private sector has added jobs for more than 30 consecutive months. Spokesmen for the left are quick to remind voters the economy was losing approximately 700,000 jobs a month when Obama took office. In recent months, the U.S. economy has been adding around 100,000 jobs monthly.

    Comments

    Where are the spell checkers it’s Rahmenisa.


    I think the spelling is Rahminesa and Obama and Rahm out to look at the murder rate of Obama’s hometown, more people murdered in Chicago then American lives lost in Iraq in 2008. Bush and Petraeus had ended the war in 2008 all that was left was to redeploy our troops.


    More murder in Chicago in 2008 then US soldiers died in Iraq the last year of Bush/Petareus war. Lets just call Chicago, Obamaville in Rahmanesia


    When a friend loses a job it’s a recession
    When I lose a job it’s a depression
    When Obama loses his job it’s a recovery


    As an independent voter, it’s hard to figure out who is current president. In my 30+ years of voting, I’ve never heard of any politician not running a campaign on their record, yet Obama is still trying to put fear out there about Romney. I’m sorry, but that isn’t a leader. A leader doesn’t blame others. If he wanted my vote, he should have apologized for all the missteps he took. Such as economy/jobs priority number 1, not health care.


    NY Times and WaPo laying down cover today for Dear Leader.  Times reporting (claiming?) big nuclear negotiations with Iran in the offing while WaPo claiming UN Ambassador Rice was only relaying facts as provided to her by the CIA when she lied about the cause of the Benghazi murders.  Media bias?  nah… This administration is shameful and disgusting in its politics.


    For some reason Obama keeps forgetting the awful record the last 4 years are of his own making….good riddance to the community organizer occupying our WH..


    We better break out the Kansas steel mill worker ad whose wife died from cancer because of Romney.


    You can tell how desperate the Obama campaign is getting by it’s attacks.  With no record to run on or no vision for the next four years, they are hoping to paint an unflattering picture of Governor Romney in hopes voters will forget of their failed record of the last four years.


    Mitt Romney has now hit the 50% mark in Virginia, per Rasmussen:

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/virginia/election_2012_virginia_president

    I am certain that this weekend the 0bama campaign is having an emergency strategy meeting, probably without 0bama as he prepares for the last debate— and is useless anyway.  Besides pushing for a massive minority turnout somehow what else can they do in these last less-than-three weeks?


    The 0bama campaign is not slick. It’s not even playing the divisiveness, hate and race cards very well now. It’s degraded into name-calling and stupid props.  Is that a sign of a campaign with serious stuff to run upon?


    ” we learned that at least two of the forms were filled out by convicted felons, which is also voter fraud…on their part.”
    So much for the thrown out voter registrations.

    As to Obama…he said it himself. “When you can’t run on your record, you make the race about the small things” It turns out that he meant Big Bird and a whole host of other small things.

    And wait for it…Monday is about to be more interesting. With the plethora of State Dept. Communications that have just been unearthed, the foreign policy discussion is set to be the very best debate of the lot.


    The event, held on the club football field at George Mason U, drew nearly 10,000 according to the Washington Post.  I mention that only because so many were reading election outcomes in the number of people who attended the Etch-A-Sketchy event at Ida Lee the other day.


    Mendacious Mitt dances with birthers, frolics with truthers, sidles with haters, directs employers to tell voters who to vote for, and now his GOP pals conduct voter fraud in VA and FL.

    Mitt has nothing to offer via policies, no backbone, no specifics on economic plans, no respect for working women, no understanding of low or middle income populace, no real foreign policy, no goal to help public education, no concern for pre-existing conditions, no respect for American tax system, no inkling of real sacrifice through military service, etc. etc. etc.

    “Virginia has gone back to Red” - you do mean the color of communism, and oh yeah, that country where Mitt loves to outsource American jobs?


    I believe it’s the President who is asking the electorate to forget about the last four years of his failed policies. The Presidents appeal to mass hysteria may have worked the first time, but hope and change proved to be delusional, and America will come to her senses this go around.


    How about that there cutting the unemployed, the deficit, adding to welfare, the debt… sounds and smells like obamalogna!


    Look at the President grasping at straws.  Give up President Obama, Virginia has gone back to Red. Blue tastes awful.


    these bad jokes are making me romnausous

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