Who do you support for U.S. Senate in...
TSF

Angier, NC

#52332 Apr 28, 2014
You always go berserk when anything positive about Obama is stated. Its predictable. What you cannot accept or admit is that republikans crashed the economy. The banks were insolvent, the stock market crashed, the auto industry bankrupt, the economy was LOSING one million jobs per MONTH, the economy was in a straight down tail spin. You know those to be facts. By the end of 2009, the spin had been stopped, the nose was coming up and in 2010 a very small positive rate of climb had been established. The republican initiated crash had been avoided. The recovery has been slow and a secondary stall ,spin ,burn event has been avoided. This even with the most perverse republikan obstructionism. So republikans scream that their mess hasn't been fixed fast enough.
The drunk drivers who crashed the economy to start with, now want the keys again. No thanks.
Waco 1909 wrote:
TSF your political thoughts are useless, in that they all point towards a foregone conclusion on your part.
Useless, and worthless.
A bunch of d**n cheerleaders, incapable of conducting a meaningful dialog on the issues, with your stupid moronic prejudices.
Such arrogant fools liberals are, to assume they live on a higher moral plane than the rest of us.
TSF

Angier, NC

#52333 Apr 28, 2014
The sanctions are not about Russians. The sanctions are about blunting republikans screams that we should launch another war on borrowed money and young American lives to interfere in a country on the other side of the world where we have no interests.
I have always considered the Ukraine as part of Russia. Many Ukrainians regard themselves as Russian. Ukraine is none of our business.
Waco 1909 wrote:
America announces sanctions against....... Seven f*****g Russians?? Are you KIDDING ME???
TSF

Angier, NC

#52334 Apr 28, 2014
Average income in America in 1988-$33,400 per year

Average income in America in 2008 $33,000 per year

The purchasing power of a dollar in those 20 years dropped around 50% Middle America has become an underclass. What president/s do we blame that FACT on?
Waco 1909

Greer, SC

#52335 Apr 28, 2014
New York Times------"Obama suffers setbacks in Mideast, Japan'.
Waco 1909

Greer, SC

#52336 Apr 28, 2014
Apparently replacing good jobs with burger flipping jobs isn't working out as well as democrats had hoped, and there is evidence they will have to pay a price on election day.
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#52337 Apr 28, 2014
Waco 1909 wrote:
Apparently replacing good jobs with burger flipping jobs isn't working out as well as democrats had hoped, and there is evidence they will have to pay a price on election day.
.When you are without a job, I would conclude that "flipping burgers" is not a bad job at all. Is there not dignity in work, as long as it is honest? I thought that was the Republican credo. Is there any dignity in cutting the unemployment benefits for those not able to find any work at all? Is there any dignity in blocking the minimum wage law from increasing for those subject to work for that wage now? You keep going back to "paying a price on election day", but yet, you still want to put those back in power that would likely try to cut your disablity benefits, and the only savior in saving your ass would be a veto by Obama, who you hate. Even to you, doesn't that sound to be a little misguided and nuts? The evidence is there that YOU will pay the price with a Republican victory in November. Go ahead and keep wishing against your own best interest. Maybe Ben will save you and let you move in. Ask him. He seems like such a benevolent soul.
Rock

Franklin, NC

#52338 Apr 28, 2014
TSF wrote:
Average income in America in 1988-$33,400 per year
Average income in America in 2008 $33,000 per year
The purchasing power of a dollar in those 20 years dropped around 50% Middle America has become an underclass. What president/s do we blame that FACT on?
Stagnating wages and even declining wages which we have damn witnessed recently isn't so much a democrat or a republican issue... It's the federal reserve's policy that has damaged our once vaunted middle class... Couple that with more people competing for fewer jobs and it's a supply and demand issue as well... We have exported our manufacturing and industrial base which provided good solid jobs for our people to our enemies? And now we borrow from
Them as well? What do the gods do before they destroy again?
Rock

Franklin, NC

#52339 Apr 28, 2014
State of Florida wrote:
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No, I don't think money needs to be given out as reparation for slavery. I think a more just way to handle reparation would be to put all white people with a racial history on plantations run by black people and they only get their freedom when they come the understand the horrors of that institution. Blacks don't want our money. They want justice. Will this happen? Of course not, There is no way to adequately pay back the injustices of the past except to sincerely respect ALL PEOPLE OF ALL RACES and give them a true equal playing field in all aspects of American life. If America TRULY PRATICE the Civil Rights Act and Voting Right Act as it was originally written, that would be reparation enough.
Would you be upset if it was money that blacks wanted for being slaves? I know that the subject does come up from time to time... I'm at a loss at how they could be properly compensated for those past wrongs... Would they also demand compensation from the African Tribes that defeated them in battle who then in turn sold the to Arab Muslim Slave Traders? Logic would seem to dictate that all three groups would need to pay these people back for what they did to them, yes? It's hard, but focusing on the good you have now and preparing your kids and grandchildren for a better tomorrow is the best compensation IMO.
State of Florida

Taylorsville, NC

#52340 Apr 28, 2014
Reparations in terms of money would only lead to a greater divide in this country. How do we compensate innocent men and women who have served long terms in prison only eventually found to be not guilty? There is no way you can. I don't want blacks to get a better deal than whites, or whites to get a better deal than blacks. I would only like to see fairness and justice distributed equally in society in the truest sense of the word. I want hiring practices to be fair, college entrance to be fair, our school sytems to fair and also I want law enforcement and the judicial system to be fair. To create a fair and just world and to instill those practices and principles in them, is not only the best compensation for all races of people, but also best thing we can leave for our children.
Ben

Greer, SC

#52341 Apr 29, 2014
"The new New York Times Upshot/Kaiser Family Foundation poll offers some encouraging news for Democrats. The incumbent Democratic senators in three states — Arkansas, Louisiana and North Carolina — still hold at least nominal leads. Perhaps the best news for Democrats comes in Arkansas, where the polls show Mark Pryor ahead by a surprising 10-point margin.Yet the rosy top-line numbers belie the significant challenges facing Southern Democrats this November.Mr. Pryor has a 10-point lead, according to the poll, but 16 percent of Mr. Pryor’s supporters — or 8 nearly percent of all voters — oppose the Affordable Care Act and say they could not vote for a candidate who disagrees with their stance on the issue. Mr. Pryor, of course, voted for the Affordable Care Act. If those voters flip, his opponent, Representative Tom Cotton, will have the advantage.Other Democrats face a similar challenge: In every contest, at least 10 percent of Democratic supporters oppose the Affordable Care Act and say they wouldn’t vote for a candidate who disagrees with their stance. All four Democratic Senate candidates in these states support the law. In the six and a half months between now and Election Day, you can be confident that Republicans and their allies will remind voters of this fact. As the voters pay more attention to the campaign, it’s easy to imagine how Mr. Pryor’s lead could weaken. By comparison, there were vanishingly few Republicans voters who were out of step with their party on health care and said the issue would be decisive in November. Mr. Pryor’s reliance on voters who strongly dislike the health care law is not the only example of the underlying vulnerability of Senate Democrats. The surveys were of registered voters, a measure that often overestimates Democratic support on Election Day. Republicans are typically more likely to turn out than Democrats.Polls focus on registered voters months before elections because it’s hard to identify which voters are likely to participate so far in advance. But polls of registered voters traditionally overstate the standing of Democratic candidates by about 3 percentage points. The drop-off could be even more significant in states such as North Carolina or Louisiana, where Democrats are dependent on low-turnout groups, like young and nonwhite voters. The poll hints at the looming turnout challenge for Democrats. Voters who said they would definitely vote this November were more favorable to Republicans than registered voters as a whole. The drop-off was most significant in North Carolina, where Kay Hagan trails by 3 points among those who said they would definitely vote. She led by 1 point among registered voters. The drop-off was also notable in Louisiana, where Mary Landrieu’s plus-four approval rating among registered voters became dead even, with 48 percent approving and disapproving, among definite voters. The only Democrat who fares as well among voters who say they will definitely turn out is Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s secretary of state, who is running against Senator Mitch McConnell. This gap may reflect a lack of enthusiasm among Republican voters for his candidacy. Mr. McConnell also faces a primary challenge from a tea party favorite, the businessman Matt Bevin. Still, Mr. McConnell appeared better positioned than in many recent surveys. His approval rating was at 40 percent, with 52 percent disapproving, better than the 32 percent approval rating found by the last nonpartisan survey from SurveyUSA (which relies on automated technology and is legally barred from calling mobile phones). A 40 percent approval rating is hardly a strong number, but it puts Mr. McConnell within striking distance in a state that voted for Mitt Romney by 23 points. CONT'
Ben

Greer, SC

#52342 Apr 29, 2014
It is telling that Mr. McConnell holds a lead — albeit one within the margin of error — with such high disapproval ratings, and that Ms. Grimes has struggled to advance into or beyond the mid-40s, familiar territory for many losing Senate Democrats in Kentucky.&#9632; Mr. Pryor probably does not have a 10-point lead. The new poll represents his best showing in any nonpartisan survey this cycle, and even high-quality surveys, like this one, have a margin of error related to sampling. Particularly surprising results are often outliers. Not even the Democratic Senate campaign committee, which released a poll showing Mr. Pryor leading by 3 points last week, has him ahead by so much.
But it does seem clear that Mr. Pryor has retaken the lead in a race that many analysts believed was tilting toward Mr. Cotton, who has not led in a survey of any kind since February. Mr. Pryor’s 10-point advantage is outside the survey’s margin of error. In Louisiana, Ms. Landrieu seems likely to be headed to a December runoff. Louisiana does not have primaries and requires that candidates receive more than 50 percent of the vote in an open election, known as a jungle primary, to avoid a runoff. Despite having a wide lead over her nearest Republican challenger, Representative Bill Cassidy, Ms. Landrieu has just 42 percent of the vote in the jungle primary — and undecided voters are more likely to say they lean Republican than Democratic, by a margin of 56 to 18 percentage points.
Ms. Landrieu and Mr. Pryor do benefit from the legacy of family political dynasties, which might help them remain distinguished from the Democratic Party nationally, even as Republicans spend millions to link them to President Obama. But it is also possible that Ms. Landrieu and Mr. Pryor, like other Democratic candidates, will lose the support of people who disapprove of Mr. Obama or the Affordable Care Act as voters begin to pay more attention.
It will be extremely difficult for Ms. Landrieu and Mr. Pryor to win re-election if they lose the support of those voters. If they do, it could easily cost Democrats control of the Senate."
Waco 1909

Greer, SC

#52343 Apr 29, 2014
Toyota to move its headquarters from communist democrat socialist California to the great state of free Texas!!
Can you blame them?
Waco 1909

Greer, SC

#52344 Apr 29, 2014
That's odd.
No American arracks on Muslims before 9-11........
I'm sure if Obama had been president then, he would have responded with a resounding set of sanctions.... Like the ones he just LIFTED FROM IRAN???
Are you people insane?
Your idiot president is giving nukes to Iran, while calling Israel "apartheid"!
What a gang of morons you freaks are!
Dumba**es!
Waco 1909

Greer, SC

#52345 Apr 29, 2014
With Toyota gone, California will have even more people available to flip those burgers! Thanks Obama!! ;-)
Waco 1909

Greer, SC

#52346 Apr 29, 2014
Looks like Rick Perry has his own Asia Pacific plan for Texas! LMAO!!:-):-)
Waco 1909

Greer, SC

#52347 Apr 29, 2014
Toyota says Texas is the place to be!
High taxes don't agree with me!
Land stretching out so far and wide!
Keep California just give me that
Texas ride!
Waco 1909

Greer, SC

#52348 Apr 29, 2014
Elections are coming b*****s! Is the sweat running down the crack of your
a***s yet? Payback is a b***h!
Learn to love it!!
Can't wait for that simple one vote majority in the Senate, after we TAKE OVER!!:-):-):-
Rock

Franklin, NC

#52349 Apr 29, 2014
State of Florida wrote:
Reparations in terms of money would only lead to a greater divide in this country. How do we compensate innocent men and women who have served long terms in prison only eventually found to be not guilty? There is no way you can. I don't want blacks to get a better deal than whites, or whites to get a better deal than blacks. I would only like to see fairness and justice distributed equally in society in the truest sense of the word. I want hiring practices to be fair, college entrance to be fair, our school sytems to fair and also I want law enforcement and the judicial system to be fair. To create a fair and just world and to instill those practices and principles in them, is not only the best compensation for all races of people, but also best thing we can leave for our children.
I agree. As far as the Judicial System goes, our country needs to start dismantling our War On Drugs... As much as I hate the misery caused by narcotics, we can't just keep jailing addicts and recreational users. I'm all for keeping those who commit violent crimes in prison and I would be greatly encouraged to see banksters, Wall Street Moguls and Politicians begin to do some serious prison time for their financial crimes as well.
TSF

Angier, NC

#52350 Apr 29, 2014
The only thing worse than a difficult job, is no job. No jobs was what we has as a result of the great republican depression of 2008. Now the responsible party attempts blame shifting onto limited immediately available solutions in an attempt to obfuscate their own role in the tragedy. Tax breaks for the rich on borrowed money caused the depression, delayed the recovery and is directly responsible for the earnings disparity acceleration over the last 12 years.
Waco 1909 wrote:
Apparently replacing good jobs with burger flipping jobs isn't working out as well as democrats had hoped, and there is evidence they will have to pay a price on election day.
Victoria

Fleetwood, NC

#52351 Apr 29, 2014
By the numbers over 50 years:

Years holding the Presidency:
Republicans: 28 years
Democrats: 22 years

Total Jobs created:
Republicans: 24 million
Democrats: 44 million

Stock Market Return:
Republicans: 109%
Democrats: 992%

Stock Market Return, Annualized:
Republicans: 2.7%
Democrats: 11%

Gross Domestic Product:
Republicans: 2.6%
Democrats: 4.4%

Income Growth:
Republicans: 0.6%
Democrats: 2.2%

Sources: Bloomberg...Politico....US Dept of Labor

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