The Garden State’s oldest weekly newspaper endorses President Barack Obama for reelection.
No matter how bad things seem today, Obama saved the world from economic catastrophe directly caused by Republican policies, he ended the war in Iraq and avenged the 9-11 attacks by bringing justice to bin Laden.
President Obama accomplished everything he did over the obstruction of Republicans in Congress and the unfairly critical condemnation and defamation of right wing extremists.
Obama cut taxes for 95 percent of working Americans, enacted the first national health insurance law, imposed controls on financial industry thieves, doubled the stock market and turned monthly job losses of 700,000 into 36 months of increasing employment.
By contrast, his opponent would hurt Americans who need help and give benefits to those who have everything, like Robin Hood in reverse and on steroids.
Romney’s shameless pandering to various constituencies, including the Tea Party, led the Salt Lake Tribune to call him the GOP’s “shape-shifting nominee” in an editorial endorsing President Obama for re-election.
Romney’s pursuit of the presidency has been so short on specifics and nimble on changing positions, that nobody knows what he truly believes about anything.
The Republican nominee’s financial background, political positions, and religious beliefs make him more alien to the average voter than anyone who has sought the presidency.
He probably wants to privatize Social Security, end Medicare and Medicaid as government-run insurance systems, outlaw abortion, increase taxes on the middle-class and working poor, enable corporations to exploit people in a rebirth of slavery or serfdom.
His claim of bipartisan governorship in Massachusetts pretty much added up to a lie. He vetoed 800 bills that were enacted by overrides in the Democratic state legislature.
Beyond that, Romney’s life was a relentless pursuit of money for himself, often at the expense of thousands of middle-class jobs exported to places like communist China.
Romney said he does “not care about poor people,” stated he would have allowed “the foreclosure process… (to) run its course and hit the bottom,” and declared, “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.”