Thursday, August 16, 2012

40 Points That Prove That Barack Obama And Mitt Romney Are Essentially The Same Candidate

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Michael Snyder, Contributor
Activist Post

What a depressing choice the American people are being presented with this year. We are at a point in our history where we desperately need a change of direction in the White House, and we are guaranteed that we are not going to get it. The Democrats are running the worst president in American history, and the Republicans are running a guy who is almost a carbon copy of him.

The fact that about half the country is still supporting Barack Obama shows how incredibly stupid and corrupt the American people have become. No American should have ever cast a single vote for Barack Obama for any political office under any circumstances.

Obama should never have even been the assistant superintendent in charge of janitorial supplies, much less the president of the United States.

The truth is that Barack Obama has done such a horrible job that he should immediately resign along with his entire cabinet. But instead of giving us a clear choice, the Republicans nominated the Republican that was running that was most similar to Barack Obama. In fact, I don't think we have ever had two candidates for president that are so similar. Yes, there are a few minor differences between them, but the truth is that we are heading into Obama's second term no matter which one of them gets elected. The mainstream media makes it sound like Obama and Romney are bitter ideological rivals but that is a giant lie. Yeah, they are slinging lots of mud at each other, but they both play for the same team and the losers are going to be the American people.

Republicans are being told that they have "no choice" but to vote for Romney because otherwise they will get another four years of Obama.

This "lesser of two evils" theme comes out every four years. We are told that we "must" vote for a horrible candidate because the other guy is even worse.

Well, millions of Americans are getting sick of this routine. Perhaps that is why it is being projected that as many as 90 million Americans of voting age will not vote this year.

Yes, Barack Obama has been so horrible as president that it is hard to put it into words.

But Mitt Romney would be just like Barack Obama.

Those that are dreaming of a major change in direction if Romney is elected are going to be bitterly, bitterly disappointed.

The following are 40 ways that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are essentially the same candidate....

1. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both supported TARP.

2. Mitt Romney supported Barack Obama's "economic stimulus" packages.

3. Mitt Romney says that Barack Obama's bailout of the auto industry was actually his idea.

4. Neither candidate supports immediately balancing the federal budget.

5. They both believe in big government and they both have a track record of being big spenders while in office.

6. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both fully support the Federal Reserve.

7. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are both on record as saying that the president should not question the "independence" of the Federal Reserve.

8. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both said that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke did a good job during the last financial crisis.

9. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both felt that Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke deserved to be renominated to a second term.

10. Both candidates oppose a full audit of the Federal Reserve.

11. Both candidates are on record as saying that U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has done a good job.

12. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney have both been big promoters of universal health care.

13. Mitt Romney was the one who developed the plan that Obamacare was later based upon.

14. Wall Street absolutely showers both candidates with campaign contributions.

15. Neither candidate wants to eliminate the income tax or the IRS.

16. Both candidates want to keep personal income tax rates at the exact same levels for the vast majority of Americans.

17. Both candidates are "open" to the idea of imposing a Value Added Tax on the American people.

18. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both believe that the TSA is doing a great job.

19. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both supported the NDAA.

20. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both supported the renewal of the USA PATRIOT Act.

21. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both believe that the federal government should be able to indefinitely detain American citizens that are considered to be terrorists.

22. Both candidates believe that American citizens suspected of being terrorists can be killed by the president without a trial.

23. Barack Obama has not closed Guantanamo Bay like he promised to do, and Mitt Romney actually wants to double the number of prisoners held there.

24. Both candidates support the practice of "extraordinary rendition".

25. They both support the job-killing "free trade" agenda of the global elite.

26. They both accuse each other of shipping jobs out of the country and both of them are right.

27. Both candidates are extremely soft on illegal immigration.

28. Neither candidate has any military experience. This is the first time that this has happened in a U.S. election since 1944.

29. Both candidates earned a degree from Harvard University.

30. They both believe in the theory of man-made global warming.

31. Mitt Romney has said that he will support a "cap and trade" carbon tax scheme (like the one Barack Obama wants) as long as the entire globe goes along with it.

32. Both candidates have a very long record of supporting strict gun control measures.

33. Both candidates have been pro-abortion most of their careers. Mitt Romney's "conversion" to the pro-life cause has been questioned by many. In fact, Mitt Romney has made millions on Bain Capital's investment in a company called "Stericycle" that incinerates aborted babies collected from family planning clinics.

34. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney both believe that the Boy Scout ban on openly gay troop leaders is wrong.

35. They both believe that a "two state solution" will bring lasting peace between the Palestinians and Israel.

36. Both candidates have a history of nominating extremely liberal judges.

37. Like Barack Obama, Mitt Romney also plans to add "signing statements" to bills when he signs them into law.

38. They both have a horrible record when it comes to job creation.

39. Both candidates believe that the president has the power to take the country to war without getting the approval of the U.S. Congress.

40. Both candidates plan to continue running up more government debt even though the U.S. government is already 16 trillion dollars in debt.

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Anonymous said...

41. Both have really stupid first names.

Anonymous said...

Some truth here...but also:

Obama supports Marriage Equality, Mitt does not
Obama supports a woman's right to choose, Mitt does not
Obama does not favor reducing taxes for the wealthiest, Mitt does

If theyre the same on other issues, the above ones I mentioned are important enough to me to make it clear who I am voting for.

Anonymous said...

Excellent list. I would add that both BHO and MR want to persecute people who need medical cannabis and who use it legally according to state laws. Both support the FDA which banned natural cures for cancer in favor of the pharmaceutical companies that profit from our illnesses. Both of them support attacking Iran, and both support the use of drone strikes against innocent Muslim civilians. And both support the Western backed terrorists in Syria against the elected Pres Assad.

Anonymous said...

I LIKE #1-6-15-18-19-20-21-22-23-35 and the last line written in red:
romney vows to fight medical marajuana. Yup, great idea!

Anonymous said...

Most of the points you made are either false or are what Romney USED TO say he would do or supports, but has since switched his stance on. These two candidates are extremely different, and it's important to be aware of their differences. You have done such a terrible job with this article that you should resign immediately. lol.

Anonymous said...

re: news & commentary - look at all that crapola:
press tv
all are for the loony toon conspiracy finge Gomers.

Anonymous said...

so if you think Obama and Romney are the same then you have to hope that Obama wins the election. If Obama wins we only have 4 years left to put up with him. If Romney wins we will have a possibility of 8 years of Romney. I mean 8 years of Romabama. At least 4 years from now the republicans may nominate a better man to do the job.

Anonymous said...

America, destroyed by design.

Anonymous said...

Lol mainstream whore media full of truth? Blahahaha

Anonymous said...

Because who cares if the economy never recovers as long as you can abort your fetus. Lol

Anonymous said...

Great for the prison industrial complex!

citizen ron says you need to f*cking wake up said...

"change of direction in the white house"? you really think so? you really think you're going to find someone who can do it? you really think the people who own and run everything are going to let that happen?

you people need to get a fucking grip on your own brains. VOTING IS A FRAUD, STOP WASTING YOUR TIME ON IT. it's way too late to effect any meaningful changes in this government.

matter of fact, the best thing that could happen now is collapse.

gee, guess what's happening right now as i type? COLLAPSE. it's already here, it's already happening, and yet-- AND YET-- you people are STILL dickering over who's going to be "voted" (LOL) into the white house.

you just don't get it yet, do you? it's too late. forget it.

time to start living small and independent of the welfare states of america. grow your own food, forget about politics and the white house.

wake up, stupid humans. wake up.

Anonymous said...

Ron Paul 2012 !!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Obama will get a second term, and he will be our last President, mark my words. Collapse, gun control, then tyranny to follow. NWO here we come.

Anonymous said...

Citizen Ron should tell us how to start living small wihtout paying rent or buyin gfood, you can't grow food in an apt. if you have a hosue that is paid for you might make it for awhile . Paul Ryan is oging ot take away social security, he says not for people 55 and over, my kids have paid in to this for 25 years, where is their money? Same wiht medicare, Obama stole itnillions ogne, our money, I apy inot that so does my husband, almsot 200 a month so where is the money? and social security, big tiem there, where is the cash? we are jsut being robbed, thats all. Now Ryan wants ot get rid of Unions, people like myself get their pensions through the uninion, w epaid into for 34 years and we get a good pension, they want to get rid of unions , we are a private union, not SIEU but its a good excuse to get rid of all of them, so we will be in th estreet on our knees as Thom a sJefferson said we would be, broke and homeless, so citizen ron, instead o f shaking your fist ant us and cursing , how aobut soem valid ideas, I could sure use one about now.

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JCII said...

In other words romney's an untrustable filp-flopper serving waffles up for consumption by the ignorant sheeple

JCII said...

(corrupted) politicians don't think Americans should recieve what we have PAID for yet think they "deserve" 6 figure a year retirement with high quality medical for committing treason for a couple of years, minimum of voting against our interests. Tie their fat pensions to the social safety nets & they'll be set & safe FOREVER!

Anonymous said...

You can vote for Mitt Romney and have WWIII
You can vote for Barack and have a Civil War
You can write in Ron Paul and have a Repulic
Anyway it happens, the prepared citizen wins.

Anonymous said...

"Free Trade" is not some evil plot. I thought libertarians were supposed to like free trade? Protectionism was debunked by Bastiat.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see links and/or references to back up these claims.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see proof the Commentator @ 8/17/12 08:44AM has as much as a 2nd grade education. The links are embedded in the article, dillhole! See the words in red font? That means it's a link/reference.

jwpegler said...

40 Points That Prove This is the Most Important Election Since 1980

Anonymous said...

you people are ignorant yourself a favor and educate your simple arses

canobs said...

__Any president will not change anything as he is not runnin the country, CIA-NED are, as employees of the banksters (Fed being privatized)being the Rothschilds,Rockefellers and their agent Soros.___ Which democracy, when only two candidates were chosen financed and presented to the people by the lobbeyists, the banksters, and the oil and war industries.

Anonymous said...

Woww 40 Points!
Like Gerald Celente(On youtube Rense and Celente
"Society is Now a Rotten Fish")said at 1:25"It's High School USA",which i agree it's the truth!!!


That's exactly what High School is all about.
Getting in a Clique and Judging all the other folks that ain't in your Clique.

All because to rule the hall and be the In-Crowd..


If you critize the Man representing the Clique or their Clique.

They get madd and think of you as a witch like they did in Salem Massachusetts 1690's their about ready to burn you at the stakes.

Oh yeah not only Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are the same candidate


Also Liberals and Conservatives are the same people who hunt and burn accused witches!!!

Anonymous said...

Both are complete liars, NWO puppets, anti-american DOUCHEBAGS to the core. FACT.

Anonymous said...

They are NOT the same! Romney is a shill of the energy industry; Obama is a shill for the medical industry. So, there.

Anonymous said...

Romney is an American capitalist and Obama is a Kenyan communist, so they are not the same at all.

Asok Asus said...

I'm going to vote for the RINO for President since that's the only means available to rid my Republic of the fascist. That's because I'm a patriot, that is, I'm someone who has chosen to put the welfare of my Republic ahead of my own personal puny "principals".

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

"Most of the points you made are either false or are what Romney USED TO say he would do or supports, but has since switched his stance on. These two candidates are extremely different, and it's important to be aware of their differences. You have done such a terrible job with this article that you should resign immediately. lol."

Hmmm.... Somebody doesn't keep track of their pet candidates as much as they pretend to. Yes, they are the same, the voting records are public domain, sorry your shilling is wasted.

Nice article, by the way.

Sanders555 said...

Because giving more tax breaks and corporate subsidies to the wealthiest individuals, contractors, and corporations in the country while screwing over everyone else is great for economic recovery. The governor of a state that ranked 47th in jobs while he was in office is a great replacement for Obama. "Lol"

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