“This is to all the Mitt Romney supporters out there who keep taking up for him about not releasing tax returns. This guy probably didn’t pay any taxes on millions of dollars of income. They keep saying they’re worried about people who don’t pay taxes. People who make this kind of money on America’s back should pay back into America. I’m sick of people like Romney. All they do is take, take, take. Close down companies, send people’s jobs overseas, while they get richer and richer. You people can vote for him all you want. At least President Obama ... whether you like Obama or not, at least he has conviction and sticks by what he stands for. Romney’s changed from gun control and every other issue he supported, to change, just to get your vote.”
“Concerning the shooting that happened in Colorado, what does gun control have to do with the shooting, if the person uses the weapon as he did? And I feel a lot of people out there should take the heat over that, especially the people who sold him the gun and the equipment used in the shooting, along with some of the law enforcement officers, such as the FBI. He shouldn’t even been able to (buy guns.)”
— Greencastle, Pa.
“I’m calling about this election. I’ll be glad when the election is over. I’m so tired of listening to these guys. They don’t know what they’re doing, anyway. So all they talk about is each other, the money they have here and there, and we don’t want to hear that. We want to hear what they’re going to do for us, and what’s coming up. I tell you, it’s sickening to sit and listen to them ... I hope somebody takes up on it, because I sure am sick and tired of hearing them tell us what they have among themselves.”
“The Republicans must really be in trouble. They’re trying to use our national anthem as a way to influence voters. Shame on you.”
“You know, John Kennedy once said, ‘Do not ask what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.’ Now the way it looks, it’s ‘What can this country do for me? Because I want food stamps, I want disability, I want Section 8, I want anything the government can give me.’ I wonder what John Kennedy would think about our country today.”
“Did anyone ask candidate President Obama to release his income tax returns for the 12 years prior to when he became president? No. There’s a double standard here. The next president of the U.S. does not need to release 12 years of previous income taxes.”
“Rohrersville caller, if you think we conservatives are going to abandon our beliefs and drop our opposition to attempts to repeal Obamacare because you arrogantly order us to get over it, forget it. We won’t do that, any more than civil rights advocates did after those Supreme Court decisions upholding segregation. And if you’re truly worried about people harming their health by holding lengthy grudges, why don’t you taunt those leftists who have been screaming about the Citizens United decision to get over it, as well? And President Obama and all the Democrats who’ve blamed Bush for everything wrong in our country for 3 1/2 years, to stop holding to that grudge? Aren’t you concerned about our president’s health as well?”
— Frederick, Md.
“I would like to thank all the media who do not mention the name of the person in Colorado who hurt so many people.”
“Who made Mark Emmert the chief honcho and chief decision maker on this Penn State affair? You can’t change history, Mark. Football scores are football scores. I think this is absolutely out of line.”
“Hey, Smithsburg, that’s a ridiculous statement. A birth certificate while he was running, really? Did they ask for Hillary’s, did they ask for Sarah Palin’s, did they ask for John McCain’s? No, they asked for President Obama’s. Why? Because he has a funny name, and the color of his skin. No other reason. You people are, without a doubt, sickening, and you should be ashamed of yourselves.”
“Just my 2 cents worth, on the penalties at Penn State. I think people are missing the picture. Now, the monetary fines, yes, but what about the people who were in charge? And I’m not talking about the sports program. I think sports takes precedence over education anyway, anymore, at these bigger colleges, and that should be changed around. But my question’s this: The administrators of the school itself, the people in charge of the school, they’re just untouchable, because they’re actually the people in charge. The coaches might have a lot of influence, but they need to go after the people in charge of the school itself.”
“Wouldn’t it be nice if that Macy’s distribution center was built in Hagerstown? Almost 1,300 people would have jobs. But no, it’s more important to have a ball stadium, and ma and pa shops that hire one or two people. Why don’t they put on both ends of town a sign that reads, ‘Unincorporated?’ Unemployment’s high, and their answer is raise everything, like the rip-off flush tax. The money is not used for the bay anyway.”
— Clear Spring