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Large Romney Sign Vandalized with '47%'

A large sign in Wrightstown supporting Republican Mitt Romney for president was spray painted sometime overnight.

You could say it's a sign of the times. With a presidential election less than two weeks away, you can expect supporters to feel a sense of urgency for their candidate -- or against the other party's candidate.

But it seems someone took it too far in Wrightstown.

A large sign supporting Mitt Romney for president, placed at the five-point intersection by the Shell and BP gas stations, was vandalized with spray paint at some point overnight.

The orange spray paint defacing the sign reads "47%" -- a reference to the Republican candidate's comments at a May fundraiser.

The Illuminati October 24, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Oh...and add on to that the fact that if my company has over 50 employees I have to provide health insurance. So...if I have 53 employees, what do you think I might be more inclines to do? Pay higher taxes and hire more employees and provide medical or lay off 4 employees to get me under 50?
The Illuminati October 24, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Now...multiply that by the tens of thousands of small business owners across the country and you have an economic crisis that makes this last one look silly. That is what Obama is proposing. "Trickle down" economics worked pretty good for Eisenhower, Kennedy and Reagan.
the VOICE October 24, 2012 at 10:34 PM
The Sign problem will never go away, unless they are banned ! Then everyone will complain about thier rights; and we are right back to signs being stolen or defaced ! I don't care WHO the hell U vote 4, just vote ! I didn't vote for Obama and will not this time either. Do I think Romney is the answer, NO ! But I cannot vote for a man who hit me in the wallet personnaly. I will vote for the lesser of 2 Evils, a sad statement from an American who loves this Country. I cannot and will not stand by and give this President another 4 years to mess up this Country some more.
the VOICE October 24, 2012 at 10:37 PM
Hey Le, I thought U were going to give us a break and Move ! What happened to that ?
Ed October 24, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Cute ... Move on? Not move away silly - just move on from the divisiveness and the anger and disrespect. Sorry to disappoint you. I am still here and have every right to speak you do to use the VOICE. Please. Just as we can't band YOU from using your VOICE and you as much as you try can't silence me from using mine - these political signs can not be banned unless we screw the 1st amendment and free speech and property rights. For a moment we agreed on something - all should vote. YEAH. Your right to vote against someone instead of for. I disagree with your assumptions and that is freedom. I am proud involved and aware American too and love my country as much as you and will vote for our President and will accept the voice of the people. "will not stand" ... Not accepting another 4 years is not our process. But then again you had hoped I had moved away.
Ed October 24, 2012 at 10:57 PM
JF - This "bitter anger" you speak of is completely bipartisan as is the divide and disrespect as shown by these acts of stupidity and ignorance to deface someone else's property. BTW - the President I heard said WE will - not this "I will". WE the people from the ground up have to do that - change the process from divide to unite - but we WE keep failing as WE love the GAME and love being a divided country. Fact is from my perspective (according to you I am just another angry lib - love name calling as a conversation ender) come election day one nightmare MAY end while another MAY begin in our divide.
Ed October 24, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Illuminati - Funny you think Bush is more conservative the Romney - I don't but I guess it all depends on which Romney you listen to or speaking today. But let's deal in reality and not political spin to get elected. Fact is Romney Ryan and the R House have ALL stated clearly that Roe Wade is done along with so many other conservative issues they will get done. And YOU know better that there will be 2 seats on the Supreme Court filled and then they will across the board conservative power to end Roe and move the country far right of center. I agree that government does not create jobs. Why then does the one Romney keep promising 12 mil jobs he will create which the stats say will come whomever is voted in. As for creating and threatening, it's your right as a boss to use this threat of job lost to get your 50 to 53 to vote as the boss sees fit - but we are not electing another boss to tell us what will be - we are electing a President to serve all - not just the games. As for Trickle down (I call it tinkle on) - it worked wonderful for the all the haves you listed and more - but it screwed the have nots. But I notice you didn't mention Bush as he trickle only tinkled and failed the economy. Your words are not my facts nor truth - YOU don't own my facts and truth. But that is your right and mine.
The Illuminati October 24, 2012 at 11:30 PM
He will not create 12 million jobs. He will allow the pipeline to come through, which will generate private sector jobs...also he will open up federal lands to private corporations for oil/gas exploration....something our president has doubled down on refusing licensing rights for. So yes...that should, in theory create 12 million new energy jobs and as a result significantly reduce energy prices. Funny you should talk about haves and have nots. 47 million on food stamps...8+% unemployment. Sounds like we have more have nots than at any point. Not to mention the $6 trillion he added to the deficit!
The Illuminati October 24, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Leg me ask you a simple question...if you had $16k in debt and you only took in 1k a month, yet your expenditures were near 2k a month. What would you do? Would you keep spending on the credit card or would you tighten up and reduce frivolous spending?
TP October 24, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Le....WHAT?
TP October 24, 2012 at 11:39 PM
and what is that symbol on the sign???? it's certainly not a %!!!!
Ed October 24, 2012 at 11:48 PM
JF ... What do YOU mean what? You called libs "Typical angry bitter libs!" and I am saying being angry and bitter goes across the board. This thread is suppose to be about people vandalizing others property - bitter and angry on both sides of the "aisle". Next - the spin you repeated is that "he was supposed to unify the country" which is NOT what "he" said. He called on all of us to work together to change - we failed and we continue to fail. Finally - you said "Come election day this long nightmare will be over" - For many of us (half the country) one nightmare will begin if your nightmare ends. Hope that explains your confusion and "What"
Ed October 24, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Looks to me to be that thing you blow bubbles with - or a rattle. Good point - the painter was not an artist ...
Ed October 25, 2012 at 05:06 AM
For our America's future I hope for a change not in government but in the hearts of Americans to stop the game of divide and somehow work in a process of compromise. If dealing with 100% of the country we are in the center on balance, but the process with a 51% majority rule swings us ignoring the 49%. I'd rather have a process that constantly worked for all they serve and not just their partied side or their 51%. We the people need to get over trying to be bosses and try being fellow workers all working for the same cause - America.
Mark Shapiro October 25, 2012 at 11:44 AM
Hey, if you're going to vandalize a sign, at least know how to properly make a percentage sign. That thing looks more like a dumbbell. Maybe that was the perpetrator just signing their name.
Tommybella October 25, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Without saying what political views I have, I think it's a shame that this happens. Both sides should be able to freely endorse their candidates without this kind of nonsense. It doesn't fare well for either side. My signs are safely hung in my window, I think! Here's hoping a rock doesn't get thrown through them!
Becky October 25, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Listen to all of you soap-boxers who ALL know more than anyone else. Let's face it, whether you're Democrat or Republican, our country - once the leader of the world, has become a crippled nightmare. Stop asking for MORE for yourself, major corporations need to be put in check, the labor unions need to be realistic with their demands, and the general populace needs to stop being lawsuit happy whiners. We have no backbone anymore. The two party system ISN'T working; we've become so mired in mudslinging that the vital issues are being put on the back burner. It saddens me and I fear for my children and their children. Start doing something for your country, your community, your integrity and STOP GRIPING.
jay sensibaugh October 25, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Illuminati, unfortunately you try to make the arguement that jobs is tax related. Jobs is profit generation driven. If you as a business owner is not making a profit you will lay off people. If you can see where adding a new job will create additional profit then you will do it regardless of the taxes. When Clinton increased the tax it provided the resources to invest in infrasture. This created all sorts of job demands so companies hired to make a profit from being able to meet those demands. I believe that job creation will result from a taxation policy that will result in demand generation. It is arguable but demand by the middle class far outweighs demand by the 1%. Support the concept then of tax cuts for the middle class (to help create demand) and tax increases for the top 1% to help keep the government resources (fight the deficit) to invest in infrastructure creating additional opportunities for capitalists (job creators) to make a bigger profit if they hire.
jay sensibaugh October 25, 2012 at 04:37 PM
It is deplorable that people deface, steal, and trash candidates signs. They are expressions of a candidates right to freedom of speech. I would ask all engaged in the political process to use restraint in acting criminally (yes it is a crime) when defacing a specific candidate's signage. You should use your energies to do the research on candidates positions and then support your candidates in a constructive manner
ConnieU October 25, 2012 at 09:39 PM
And they also need to learn how to make % signs. Their's is pretty a--backward.
ConnieU October 25, 2012 at 09:45 PM
Does anybody care that Barack is the name of Allah's winged horse, or that the slogan "Forward" is a Marxist/socialist slogan. Check that out.
ConnieU October 25, 2012 at 09:50 PM
Just watch 2016, you'll know where our fearless leader is coming from, by the way, his name in Arabic means, Allah's winged horse. He is pandering to the "stupid" voter.
Steven Evers October 26, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Foul! The Obama signs aren't large enough to deface with $14,000,000,000,000!
Ed October 26, 2012 at 01:05 AM
Cute ... you must be right as instead of painting the Obama signs the idiots who do not understand this thing called America continue to steal the Obama signs every day in broad daylight and or in the dark of night. Paint or steal - let's not change the subject that it is ALL vandalism, all stupid, all ignorant, and all disrespectful of property and of freedom of speech. BTW ... FOUL ... not enough room on ANY Romney sign to draw all the different Romney's we've seen http://truetoall.com/Obamas_Dilemma.jpg (but I GET it anyone but Obama ... ANYone)
Angry tigers October 26, 2012 at 11:45 AM
If you fully support either of these guys there is something wrong with you...neither are the best we can do. I'll be holding my nose when I vote.
Ed October 26, 2012 at 02:29 PM
"there is something wrong with you" Sorry but in America we have free choice, free speech, and the right to a vote / voice without judgement or retribution - at least we are suppose to (see gun carrying board member story). But after we choose our representatives - the next step is suppose to be coming together and working together in a spirit of compromise which we have lost. There should be "nothing wrong" with people having different beliefs or opinions - but there is - and so we paint and steal others property. On your "the best we can do" I would ask what are suggesting we do? I agree it's all about money and influence and controlling power greed. And I would add we need to get rid of the divisive parties, politics inside governing. all reelections, limit all terms to 4 years, and get all money out of election / governing - work to give the power back to all the people. Maybe that would find better candidates that aren't only millionaires running our country. But in THIS election we have several clear choices with different ideas and I for one will not be "holding my nose" when I vote. Just vote.
Marie Hutchinson October 26, 2012 at 11:59 PM
It is too bad that people took this opportunity to vent and add hate to an already hate-filled campaign. Just follow your heart and vote. A democrat.
Steven Evers October 27, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Correction it's... $16,000,000,000,000,000 ...and our children will pay for this immorality, hope you're ok with that. Yes, I know exactly who our president is and won't be voting for him at any cost.
Ed October 27, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Steven. You respond with pushing you point and not to what I said about disrespect and the divide. What I am "okay with" is your figures being opinionated fact that one side spreads while the other side differs with their own facts. The real FACTS are now lost as we choose what to believe in truth and fact. You have every right to your slant and opinions as I have mine and just because yours is nastier doesn't make it right. The media fails on this also as we don't have journalist anymore - we have bought partisan cable SuperPAC media outlets that pretend to be all about news, facts and truth. I get you loud and clear you will not be voting for President Obama and will be voting for one of the many Mitt Romney's (or should I say for ANYONE but this President it seems). Go for it - that's your right. Mine is to totally disagree with your statements on our country, the past 4 years, our President, his sctions, this election, and our future - and my child's and her children's future. I WILL be voting for another 4 years to stay on this path for all America and a better America for all and will cast my vote for the one President Obama. Again my hope is that we as America (not Rs and Ds and this ugly us and them crap) will move the process away from the 2 sides and find a way to return to the forefather's creation of ONE nation. But after this election season, I don't see that happening as long as we have parties and we have this love of the game to win - over being Americans.
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