What did the GOP convention accomplish? Not much

  • Article by: Lance Dickie , The Seattle Times
  • Updated: August 31, 2012 - 1:07 PM

The convention is over, and Romney and Ryan are still strangers to the country.

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rudo1212Aug. 31, 12 1:04 PM

What did I gain by reading this "opinion" piece? Not much.

pumiceAug. 31, 12 1:24 PM

Re: "What did I gain by reading this 'opinion' piece?" Here's something you'll gain at least a grin from, rudo1212--the best tweet about Clint Eastwood's performance at the RNC: "The speech symbolizes what the GOP is all about now: old angry white guy arguing with an imaginary Obama."

bane64Aug. 31, 12 1:35 PM

What has the Obama administration accomplished. Huge steps backwards.

pumiceAug. 31, 12 1:51 PM

Re: "What has the Obama administration accomplished. Huge steps backwards." When Barack Obama came to office, the US was in a Great Recession. Now we are in Recovery--a fragile recovery, true, but we are in Recovery. Romney/Ryan are the ones advocating huge steps backward to Bush 43 policies. The problem being that they don't have the cushion Bush 43 inherited from Clinton: when Bush 43 took office, the economy was humming along, the unemployment rate was below 4%, the CBO had projected a total budget surplus of $3.5 trillion through 2008, the national debt clock had been turned off, welfare-as-we-had-known-it had been reformed, Pay-Go kept the budget in balance...

nshoreAug. 31, 12 2:01 PM

I've voted for both DFL and GOP candidates for president over the years. I think you have to be very very afraid of this GOP ticket. It's the same economic approach and fuzzy budgetary math of the G.W. Bush administration. And by the time they were through, we ended up very narrowly escaping a second Great Depression catastrophe. People don't seem to realize how close it was. It wouldn't take much to push us the rest of the way in. If it happens, we have no one to blame but ourselves.

muggsh2oAug. 31, 12 2:01 PM

Do newspaper and media even try to hide their pathetic bias? This reporter can write this garbage using his little fantasy world. And his liberal readers will believe all the falsities. Thankfully many Americans see right through this type of junk. These same reporters are what got "The Amateur" elected in 2008, so their track record is terrible and our country is in dire straits because of their garbage reporting and lack of facts.

roadtoruinAug. 31, 12 2:14 PM

Didn't accomplish much? Guess again. How much trouble is Obama and the Dems in? Chew on this.. The latest polls show incumbent U.S Sen Claire McCaskill( D- MO) actually TRAILING Todd Akin by an point in the Missouri Senate race. After the Dems have spent untold millions trying to tie his ridiculous statement to the Romney-Ryan ticket. Sounds like the Dems can't even win for losing. (and no, I really don't really understand what that means but it sure seems to fit the Dems current situation)

roadtoruinAug. 31, 12 2:19 PM

Seems that Mr. Dickie is allowing his own prejudices to stand in the way of reality. There is no way any thinking person could have watched the RNC coverage from last night and still have a shred of support for President Obama. Jen Bush knocked it out of the park last night and all of the testimonials from those who have directly benefitted from Mitt Romney's countless humanitarian efforts was nothing short of amzaing. It sounds to me like the mainstream media is becoming very nervous about what's coming up this November and by all rights they should be.

whallingAug. 31, 12 2:27 PM

Obama has damaged our nation immensely. No other president has been in office while our national debt increased $6 trillion, while our annual deficits exceeded a trillion dollars, while Obamacare was passed that will add $1.6 trillion to our national debt, while Stimulus spent $800 billion and created zero jobs and turned out to be a bribe and payoff to unions and environmentalists, and worst of all while the president has not one idea, plan or budget to stop the bleeding of our nation, not one. Obama does not talk about the debt, deficit or economy because it reminds voters of his failed policies. No one can mount an effective argument that he has benefited our nation in any significant manner. Newsweek magazine has it right on its cover - HIT THE ROAD BARRACK. WHY WE NEED A NEW PRESIDENT.

dirtydogsAug. 31, 12 2:50 PM

Still waiting for the GOP plan to help the middle class. And we are sick of hearing about tax breaks for businesses. Come up with some real program other than the trickle on the middle class approach.


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