Barack Obama, our next President

"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 ... Full Story
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809083 Nov 20, 2012
Burkean Revivalists.

This group includes young conservatives whose intellectual roots go back to the organic vision of society described best by Edmund Burke but who are still deeply enmeshed in current policy debates.

Yuval Levin, the editor of National Affairs is one of the two or three most influential young writers in politics today. He argues that we are now witnessing the fiscal crisis of the entitlement state, exemplified most of all by exploding health care costs. His magazine promotes a big agenda of institutional modernization.

The lawyer Adam J. White has argued for an approach to jurisprudence and regulatory affairs based on modesty, but not a doctrinaire clinging to original intent. Ryan Streeter of Indiana champions civil-society conservatism, an updated version of the Jack Kemp style.

By and large, these diverse writers did not grow up in the age of Reagan and are not trying to recapture it. They disdain what you might call Donor Base Republicanism. Most important, they matured intellectually within a far-reaching Web-based conversation. In contrast to many members of the conservative political-entertainment complex, they are data-driven, empirical and low-key in tone.

They are united more by a style of feedback and mutual scrutiny than by a common agenda. Some politically unorthodox people in this conversation, such as Josh Barro of Bloomberg View, Meghan Clyne of National Affairs and Heather Mac Donald of the Manhattan Institute, specialize in puncturing sentimentality and groupthink.

Since Nov. 6, the G.O.P. has experienced an epidemic of open-mindedness. The party may evolve quickly. If so, it’ll be powerfully influenced by people with names like Reihan, Ramesh, Yuval and Derek Khanna.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/20/opinion/bro... ;

Since: Nov 09

Traverse City, MI

#809084 Nov 20, 2012
Old Crazy Goober wrote:
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Hehe...
A pansy like you can't run anyone off.
Hehe...
Cowards like you that shoot defenseless animals are just cowards.
My guy was Gary Johnson, idiot, so yer barkin up the wrong tree weenie boy. Senile old goober.
Hehe...
How you doing old goober. I can always tell you're back on Topix even before I get to your post because the Judge-its numbers go into the teens with your multiple sign-ins.
So you're distancing yourself from Romney as of Nov 7?? Something tells me an insecure moron like you that signs in under multiple avatars just to stroke himself would be riding the Romney train today if he would have won.
Interesting that you call me an idiot for supporting Obama and you threw your vote in the shitter for Gary Johnson. How did that work for you?
Hehehe
Carter

Pompano Beach, FL

#809085 Nov 20, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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The facts don't change no matter how long you sing that old Fox tune.
The facts don't change no matter how many terms Obammy makes history...his incompetence will always prove to redistribute his failure throughout the nation and its economy, whether or not you and Chris Matthews continue to have MSNBC tingling leg syndrome.

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#809087 Nov 20, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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The housing market is slow here because of limited availability and upward price pressure. Many homeowners are underwater and waiting out the market.
People I've talked to have led me to believe that they believe prices will go back to pre-crash days someday. To me, current price levels seem pretty natural and I would expect future appreciation to out-pace inflation very little if at all.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#809088 Nov 20, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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The housing market is slow here because of limited availability and upward price pressure. Many homeowners are underwater and waiting out the market.
In Temecula, just down the street from Lake Elsnore???

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#809089 Nov 20, 2012
dem wrote:
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Hi gunner
Dem.....you quoted that mess? WTF!

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#809090 Nov 20, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Tell it to Chick-fil-A. Ask Papa John, in about a year. And don't ever try to tell me that morality, and voting with one's wallet, are mutually exclusive.
Some of us stick by our principles, and some of us "don't give a damn."
If you tried sticking to your principles, you'd get arrested.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#809091 Nov 20, 2012
dem wrote:
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Daley isn't mayor anymore, gramps.
You need an updated playbook.
Oh, that's right it's another Demorat leech, Rhambo ain't it? It makes no difference, its still the same game, "Pay at the Demorat window?.. Rhambo now wants drivers licenses for 'illegals''Such a deal He gots for you'??
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#809092 Nov 20, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Papa Murphy's will happily serve those who no longer wish to subject themselves to Papa John's.(Also, Murphy makes a superior pizza.)
Win-win.
:)
Never heard of Papa Murphy's, so went to their site.

The "take n' bake" concept is a tough sell for many and the menu may not appeal to pizza traditionalists who dislike vegetables on their pizza.

But to each his own.

I prefer independent local pizza joints over most chains.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#809093 Nov 20, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Conservative in what way?
Damn nearly every way. If you missed the post where I described what 'conservative' means to me, go back about 30 pages.

It's in there.
Next.
proud2bwhite

Brooks, GA

#809095 Nov 20, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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why are rightwingers so damn dumb?
Imagine I am a pharmacist, and you waddle in with your prescription for viagra and I say, "it's against my religion to fill this prescription"?
or
you waddle in with your prescription for insulin, and I say "It's not my problem that you have abused your body and have diabetes, I refuse to fill this"
or
You waddle in, writhing in pain, with your prescription for painkillers, and I say "it's not my problem that you're in pain, it's against my religion to fill this"
simple answer.go to a divferent store thzt serves your needs.
Is there no end to the democrat tyranny?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809097 Nov 20, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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So you respond by quoting an opinion piece from another liberal site.
Brooks is a conservative.

So what excuses have you thought up for the Republican attacks of Romney's 'gifts' BS?

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#809098 Nov 20, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Allow me to introduce myself. I am Kathryn, a conservative, and I own and operate a home-based business. I employ no one else, overhead is low, and business is great. Nice to meet you.
:)
Meth Labs are illegal.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#809101 Nov 20, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
The Conservative Future
Lower-Middle Reformists.
Reihan Salam, a writer for National Review, E21 and others, recently pointed out that there are two stories about where the Republican Party should go next. There is the upper-middle reform story: Republicans should soften their tone on the social issues to win over suburban voters along the coasts. Then there is a lower-middle reform story: Republicans should focus on the specific economic concerns of the multiethnic working class.
Salam promotes the latter. This means acknowledging that working-class concerns are not what they were in the 1980s. The income tax is less burdensome than the payroll tax. Family disruption undermines social mobility. Republicans, he argues, should keep the social conservatism, which reinforces families, and supplement it with an agenda that supports upward mobility and social capital.
Similarly, Henry Olsen of the American Enterprise Institute has argued for a Republican Party that listens more closely to working-class concerns. Ramesh Ponnuru of National Review has argued for family-friendly tax credits and other measures that reinforce middle-class dignity. Jim Manzi wrote a seminal article in National Affairs on the need to promote innovation while reducing inequality.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/20/opinion/bro... ;
Your source urges pushing social conservatism over fiscal conservatism, making him a mole for the Democrat Party.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#809103 Nov 20, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Irrespective of legality, how is it different?
Religion is not a shillelagh to be used against others.
One need not be religious to have a moral code.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#809106 Nov 20, 2012
What Benghazi Is about: Scandal Envy

Republicans are livid that Obama hasn't had his major scandal yet.

....some Republicans, particularly John McCain and Lindsay Graham, are essentially saying that this horrifying cover-up was quite possibly the greatest crime in the history of the United States government, and if we're going to get to the bottom of it nothing short of a select committee—a "Watergate-style committee," as it is being referred to by reporters—will do. Who knows what it might uncover? Were there CIA whistleblowers whose bodies are now lying at the bottom of the Potomac? Was David Petraeus being blackmailed? Are William Ayers and Jeremiah Wright involved? Did Susan Rice fly to Tripoli, have a steamy liaison with a clone of Ayman al-Zawahiri created in a secret underground laboratory, then go to Benghazi where she personally killed Ambassador Chris Stevens with a hat pin? We won't know unless we spin this out into a multi-week story!

So what's going on here? I can sum it up in two words: scandal envy. Republicans are indescribably frustrated by the fact that Barack Obama, whom they regard as both illegitimate and corrupt, went through an entire term without a major scandal. They tried with "Fast and Furious," but that turned out to be small potatoes. They tried with Solyndra, but that didn't produce the criminality they hoped for either. Obama even managed to dole out three-quarters of a trillion dollars in stimulus money without any graft or double-dealing to be found. Nixon had Watergate, Reagan had Iran-Contra, Clinton had Lewinsky, and Barack Obama has gotten off scott-free. This is making them absolutely livid, and they're going to keep trying to gin up a scandal, even if there's no there there. Benghazi may not be an actual scandal, but it's all they have handy.

https://prospect.org/article/what-benghazi-ab...
proud2bwhite

Brooks, GA

#809107 Nov 20, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
Hey rightwingers? Time to get some new material, you're boring the hell out of us.
try somthing new for a change of pace....get a job..

Since: Dec 10

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#809109 Nov 20, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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So you respond by quoting an opinion piece from another liberal site.
You don't know who David Brooks is?

Must not be much of a "conservative".

How about George Will and William F. Buckley? Those names new to you too?

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#809110 Nov 20, 2012
dem wrote:
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Hi gunner
I reported that one. What a pain in the posterior.
Hi, Dem.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#809111 Nov 20, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
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People I've talked to have led me to believe that they believe prices will go back to pre-crash days someday. To me, current price levels seem pretty natural and I would expect future appreciation to out-pace inflation very little if at all.
Many people feel trapped. They can afford their monthly mortgage payments, but cannot afford the loss involved in selling.

Your observation is probably correct, but prices will recover faster in markets where supply is more limited. New home prices here have been escalating at a significant rate in the last six months, largely because there is a very small supply.

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