Barack Obama, our next President

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"The road ahead will be long. Our climb will be steep," Obama cautioned. Young and charismatic but with little experience on the national level, Obama smashed through racial barriers and easily defeated ...

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Explaining the phenomenon of the “Explainer-in-Chief” might sound like a somewhat redundant enterprise, but the recent appearance of President Obama and former President Clinton to parse (and promote) the implementation of the marketplace/exchange phase of the Affordable Care Act provides a unique opportunity to counter the now typical revisionist histories that attach to presidents once they vacate the office.

After President Clinton’s 2012 convention speech, where he made a compelling case for re-electing President Obama, Obama himself began to jokingly refer to Clinton as his “Explainer-in-Chief,” a faux title that many in the media accepted as a jocular moniker without considering some of the more serious, less obvious implications of the idea that one of the most intelligent, rhetorically gifted presidents — maybe in history, but certainly in recent history — requires the explicative skills of his most recent politically aligned predecessor in order to communicate policy matters in a manner that is effective for the American public.

The current public and political love affair with former President Clinton obscures deeper issues about this country’s tentative acceptance of its first black president; the cross-racial communicative capabilities of this (current) president; and our nation’s penchant for nostalgically rehabilitating and revising the histories of presidents past.

Some of us who lived through Reaganomics and his implementation of a neo-liberal ideological agenda that continues to dog American politics and policy to this day are stunned by assertions that Ronald Reagan was America’s greatest president. That President Obama feeds into some of this Reaganist revisionism does not bode well for the future of historical accuracy regarding his own presidency.

The economic boom during Clinton’s tenure so often cited also featured the dot-com boom and bust, the deregulation that underwrote the economic dominance of the 1 percent, the expansion and creation of deliberate incentives for the Prison Industrial Complex, and the gutting of the social safety net also known as “welfare reform.” All of these have exacerbated the conditions of those who live in and through poverty in America.

hahahahahalolololo Bill Please hold my hand im scared of the darkies
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Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
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Where's my Obamacare & Obamaphone!!!
Wow, amazing the interest. This is the rightwinger's worst fears coming true. Even shutting the government down couldn't prevent it.
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Vacation time! Millions of Federal Employees Rejoice!
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Homer wrote:
Here is a good scavenger hunt for everyone, it might take awhile however -
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Keep the free stuff fuzzy wuzzy Clinton’s presidency in many ways represents the Democratic Party’s capitulation to the economic strategies of the conservative Right, an unabashed move to the center from which the Democratic party and and traditional Democratic policies have never fully returned.

As much as progressives have to continue to pull/push President Obama to address the structural needs of the poverty and middle classes in America, the Affordable Care Act is a policy achievement worth acknowledging. It will go down in American history as the beginning of universal healthcare in this nation – where it is long overdue. The idea that Obama’s predecessor has more cache with working class whites, or more political ability, or more cache with the donor class and/or the political class, all seem to make more sense if we acknowledge the very real fact that effective communication itself is directly informed by race.

Studies in health care (ironically) bear this out. People’s perceptions of their experiences with health care providers are shaped by the race, ethnicity, and gender of the provider. It stands to reason then, that one of the most important abilities of America’s “Explainer-In-Chief” is his ability to be a white man.

James Braxton Peterson is the Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University. He is also the founder of Hip-Hop Scholars LLC, an association of hip-hop generation scholars dedicated to researching and developing the cultural and educational potential of hip-hop, urban and youth cultures. You can follow him on Twitter @DrJamesPeterson
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My rightwing buddy making decent money with his own business but struggling to afford decent healthcare insurance can now rest easy thanks to ACA.

Of course his hatred of Obama will have him continue down the path of uncertainty.

Homer will continue to pray for him and his family.

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Homer wrote:
Here is a good scavenger hunt for everyone, it might take awhile however -
Try and find a rightwing post that contains no lies.
First person to find the post containing no lies wins a set of steak knives.
I found one.

"In the beginning the organizer's first job is to create the issues or problems.”
Saul D. Alinsky, Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals

Sounds like Obama and the Democrats, doesn't it?
Democrats supported the war in Iraq, then demonized it.
Democrats caused the economic collapse, then used it for political gain.
Today, the Democrats are inciting race and class wars.
And, Democrats are ignoring the Constitution, which will cause catastrophic problems, then they will show their "solution" to that problem as if that "solution" doesn't actually exist today.

The only place you clowns are "leading" to is civil war.

"Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict."
Saul Alinsky

Looks like that's what the Democrats are doing when they're inciting their class and race war, doesn't it?
How do you think that war will end? Do you think the Marxist communists will defeat the capitalists here?
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Day 1 Government is saved by itself by being shut down so it can't spend itself into a certain suicidal collapse.
Americans gain a small hope that their constitutionally guaranteed individual rights will remain in place.
To be continued...
debunked
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OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
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Then why are Republicans so worried?
ACA IS HERE TO STAY!
50 million Blue Cross co pay cards!
Try and take them away.
Millions in each state logged in today!
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT.
WE WON!
REPUBLICANS ARE LOSERS!
Millions are in line at the few doctors and hospitals who will participate.

Millions have decided to just pay the annual $95 fine.

Millions more are wondering who will be using their stolen social security and medical identities.

Millions more are looking at their work status reduced to part time.

You "won" alright.

On Jan. 1, the ACA’s insurance subsidies begin, like a heroin drip, making Americans instant addicts. The Obama administration knows that no major entitlement, once tasted, has been repealed. The administration is uninterested in enforcing the subsidies’ eligibility requirements. Hence Republicans must be prepared to shutter the government. Obama will be blamed for resulting inconveniences because he will have vetoed funding for everything rather than accepting denial of funding for one thing — the ACA.

If the ACA is, as conservatives believe, as unpleasant in potential effects as it is impossible to implement, conservatives should allow what Lincoln called “the silent artillery of time” to destroy it.

Obama is one of those who mistake their good luck for genius.

Having been wafted into high office by gusts of Republican failures, he became the first president to win a second term withreduced percentages of both the popular and electoral votes.

Nevertheless, Obama remains mesmerized by himself. He has not noticed that many objects of his rhetorical support — the ACA, scores of Democratic candidates, his gun-control proposals, his plan to attack Syria — have not become popular.

Republicans can give Democrats a ruinous opportunity to insist upon unpopular things. House Republicans can attach to the continuing resolution that funds the government, and then to the increase in the debt ceiling, two provisions:

* Preservation of the ACA requirement — lawlessly disregarded by the administration — that members of Congress and their staffs must experience the full enjoyment of the ACA without special, ameliorating subsidies.

* And a one-year delay of the ACA’s individual mandate.

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Day 1 Government is saved by itself by being shut down so it can't spend itself into a certain suicidal collapse.
Americans gain a small hope that their constitutionally guaranteed individual rights will remain in place.
To be continued...
Maybe you are right the cutout president serves his republican masters well now it makes sense why Mccain threw the election so obama could win

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Homer wrote:
Here is a good scavenger hunt for everyone, it might take awhile however -
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First person to find the post containing no lies wins a set of steak knives.
I found another one.

Nobody here believes Obama has anything to do with government, and he doesn't have a clue what is happening. Vallerie Jarrett is the real president. Obama is just a cardboard cutout of a commercial to make it look like someone's actually president. He's a complete fraud. He's a college dropout from Occidental who never attended classes at Columbia and had the connections in the Communist Party USA to get admitted to Harvard.

“God bless you, Mr. President”

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Attention Homer, I think I found one already:
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So dumb we can't handle paperwork, eh Dave?
(Rightwingers are incapable of understanding irony, right?

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Homer wrote:
Here is a good scavenger hunt for everyone, it might take awhile however -
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I found another one.

In 1940, Davis became involved with the American Peace Mobilization (APM), which Congress described as "one of the most notorious and blatantly communist fronts ever organized in this country" and "one of the most seditious organizations which ever operated in the United States." APM's objective at that time was to prevent the United States from entering World War II against Nazi Germany, because Hitler had signed a non-aggression pact with Joseph Stalin, to whom American communists swore their unwavering allegiance.

Davis joined the Communist Party in the early 1940s; his Communist Party card number was 47544.

In 1948 Davis moved to Hawaii to organize the Communist Party USA there.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters)- More than 70 percent of the civilians working for U.S. spy agencies have been deemed "non-essential" employees and face temporary layoffs due to the government shutdown that began on Tuesday, three officials familiar with the matter said.

The agencies affected are the Central Intelligence Agency, the Office of Director of National Intelligence and 15 others, the officials said.

The CIA expects to furlough about 12,500 civilians working for the agency, according to the sources. But specific numbers for other agencies were not immediately clear, the officials told Reuters. The CIA and White House declined to comment.

http://news.yahoo.com/u-spy-agencies-face-big...

Great, so now the rightwing tea baggers have put our security in jeopardy.

If there is a fcking terrorist attack while these morons have shut down the government Homer will never forgive you rightwing scumbags.

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Homer wrote:
Here is a good scavenger hunt for everyone, it might take awhile however -
Try and find a rightwing post that contains no lies.
First person to find the post containing no lies wins a set of steak knives.
I found another one.

I see the bulk of the clown act is here now. Let's run this by them again:

In case anyone is wondering why the United States has exactly zero credibility in the world today, here is an example of a sequence of events that cause every country in the world to think the United States if fullofshit:

The Secretary of State of the United States tells the president of Russia there are no Al Qaeda soldiers in Syria.

The president of Russia addresses the population of the world and calls the Secretary of State of the United States a liar, using that exact word.

Then, this headline appears:
"Al-Qaida spokesman claims rival rebel group in Syria 'stealing' group's battlefield successes"

Obama is the laughing stock of the world. Thus, the United States is the laughing stock of the world. Nothing Obama says is believed by anyone in the world. Nothing anyone in this administration says is believed by anyone in the world.
Zimbabwe has more credibility in the world than the United States. Any country you can name has more credibility in the world than the United States.

All of you dupes that made this happen, give yourself an applause. You have accomplished something that has never happened before in the history of civilization. You have reduced the credibility of the leading nation in the world from top to the very bottom in just one 4-year term of a president. This has never happened in the history of civilization before you Democrats made it happen here.
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Our gobment plays a good abbott and costello only the people are the stupid what did the obamar and the antiabamer gain from the president that says what do you want me to do its not my fault some leadership the blame game government and leadership who is the boss is there a Boss who is the most powerful person in the free world not Putin is it because someone doesnt look so powerful or like a winner not a Boss so we have no HNIC
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Great Moments in feminism...

'Nadine Schweigert, North Dakota Woman,'Marries Herself'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/25/nadi...
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Obamacare’ Honor System’ will be implemented when Doctors offices are over crowed the criteria Simple!! Those with Gold, Platinum Cards will be seen those with Bronze, Silver will be Reschedule!!
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No winners of the scavenger hunt yet, but keep trying everyone, I knew this would take awhile.

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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Why should he negotiate with terrorists? gfy teabaggers.
hateful skank. You're the worst kind of "human".

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Hmmmmm!!! The day is almost 2/3 of the way over and not one libtard has come on here proclaiming what a great new Obama health insurance plan they just got. Something wrong in paradise?

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