Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Romney: Too bad if you can't afford a college education

****  There is a great quote from Ohio Democratic Chair Chris Redfern about the candidacy of the ethically challenged Republican Josh Mandel (HuffingtonPost):

"For more than a year Josh Mandel has been kept afloat by a torrent of outside money," Redfern said. "The only reason that Josh Mandel's campaign is alive today is Karl Rove gives it CPR."

Mandel has nothing to offer Ohio voters except the same old Republican talking points that we've heard over, and over, and over again. Mandel is a puppet of the far right.

••••• Ohio voters are seeing so many attack ads from Republicans, I think that we are all just getting sick of them. These well funded groups are supporting empty suit, Josh Mandel. Wait!  Another right wing group has been born to attack Sen. Sherrod Brown.  This time, according to the WashingtonPost, it is American Commitment.


...There’s $1.2 million behind two ads attacking Sen. Sherrod Brown in Ohio, $1.1 million behind an ad attacking Sen. Bill Nelson in Florida, a little under $500,000 hitting Rep. Tammy Baldwin in Wisconsin, $115,000 against Attorney General Heidi Heitkamp in North Dakota, $114,000 against Rep. Martin Heinrich in New Mexico and $110,000 against Rep. Shelley Berkley in Nevada and on health care...

....Ads in both Ohio and Florida call Brown and Nelson “the deciding vote” on the health-care law, echoing attacks from the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The NRSC argues that any one senator could have stopped the law, therefore every senator’s vote is decisive....

Apparently, the right wing cannot decide which Republican provided "the deciding vote" on the Affordable Care Act. 

*** Ohio State students and college students across the country, should take note of what Mitt Romney has to say about your education.

Maddowblog has this from Youtube:

Here is more from the Maddowblog:

...The key phrase: Romney wants young people to "get as much education as they can afford." That's not really the way American society is supposed to work -- if you're a young person who's bright, works hard, and wants to further you're education, your public leaders and public institutions aren't supposed to say, "Sorry, you're not wealthy enough to pursue educational opportunities."

But that's Romney's message in a nutshell. Indeed, in March, the GOP candidate explained his intention to cut Pell Grants and encourage students who struggle with tuition costs to "shop around" until they can find a college they can afford.

And then, of course, there's Romney's plan for the student-loan system, which he intends to make worse, on purpose, in order to boost bank profits for no reason. It's arguably the most scandalous element of Romney education agenda, and most voters probably aren't aware of how absurd it is....

Many of us would not have been able to go to college if it had not been for loans, grants, and other subsidies.  It is apparent that Romney thinks more of the poor bankers than the talented, poor college students.  Romney and his right wing wealthy supporters want us to just let the wealthy control everything. Romney and his rich Republican friends are interested in establishing an oligarchy.

>>>>>  Today, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives put forth the 31st vote to repeal Obamacare.  Where are jobs bills, Boehner??? The tea party Republicans in the House of Representatives are the biggest time wasters on the face of the earth!

Boehner, Cantor, Stivers, and the rest of the foolish Republican should be ashamed of themselves.