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Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs

There are 109499 comments on the Newsday story from Jun 8, 2009, titled Obama promises more than 600,000 stimulus jobs. In it, Newsday reports that:

President Barack Obama promised Monday to deliver more than 600,000 jobs through his $787 billion stimulus plan this summer, with federal agencies pumping billions into public works projects, schools and summer youth programs.

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nac

Massapequa, NY

#118931 May 13, 2013
joe wrote:
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Whoa, not so fast there, Mr. Objective. You really are a piece of cake. You kinda left out some things didn't you?
I mean beside the part about Bush lying to get us into a war killing hundreds of thousands of people.
No comment from you on how Bush ignored the warnings of an impending Al Qaeda attack in our country causing 3,000 deaths?
Or how Al Qaeda had no presence in Iraq before the 2003 U.S. invasion and has spread offshoots and technical know-how to Syria, Jordan, and LIBYA.
And no comment from you on how George Bush and the Republican Party said they weren't interested in catching and killing the leader of Al Qaeda?
And I guess you're fine with the US consulate in Pakistan bombing, killing ten people?
And the 2004 attack on the US embassy in Uzbekistan, killing people.
And in 2008, the US embassy in Yemen bombing, another ten people killed.
Over 60 embassy attacks under Bush. And your okay with that? How many investigations did you call for then?
And your disgusting answer::"Bush lied about the WMD's in Iraq. Obama lied about Benghazi."
Yeah, those would be equivalent in the mind of a right wing hack like you.
and yeah, you are a shallow thinker. Duly noted. We are done here.
So I can't comment on current events without first addressing EVERYTHING else that's happened in US history? I don't have that kind of time, joe. Maybe you do, but I don't.

Keep cheerleading an administration that thinks so little of you that it constantly tells preposterous lies to you. Good day.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118932 May 13, 2013
nac wrote:
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So I can't comment on current events without first addressing EVERYTHING else that's happened in US history? I don't have that kind of time, joe. Maybe you do, but I don't.
Keep cheerleading an administration that thinks so little of you that it constantly tells preposterous lies to you. Good day.
Yep, just as we continue to see, another right wing tard who's more than happy to attack the "current" administration but doesn't have time to discuss anything that undermines their hypocritical mindset.

Oh, and by the way, I'll repeat the fact that only you azwipes keep seeing me as supporting the Obama administration when I've ONLY been criticizing the Republicans (and the wing-nut tea party, of course).
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118933 May 13, 2013
Moving on...

IT’S NO SURPRISE that Senate Republicans grouse about Obama administration policies on enforcing civil rights laws or limiting greenhouse-gas emissions. They are entitled to their policy views.

It’s a different matter for Republican leaders to manifest their views by blocking confirmation to Cabinet positions of the officials in charge of those policies. By doing so, on absurdly flimsy pretexts, Republicans not only impede the president’s nominations for labor secretary and chief of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but also undermine the normal flow of government, upon which presidents of both parties have depended. They help to subvert whatever is left of Americans’ faith in government. And they may give frustrated Democrats an excuse to rewrite Senate rules in a way that both parties will have cause to regret.

...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-go...
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118934 May 13, 2013
Contrary to popular belief, President Obama doesn't have a magic wand

GOP opposition to everything Obama supports is the most important story of the last four years of American politics

When Congress is controlled by the other party, you have greater opportunity for obstructionism (see: Congress 2011-present). Of course when that opposition party is the modern GOP, then you have the opportunity for historic, mindless, wanton and heartless obstructionism that strikes at the very heart of representative democracy.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/...
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118935 May 13, 2013
Michelle Bachman, another great Republican leader

It’s no secret our nation may very well be experiencing the hand of judgment … Our nation has seen judgment not once but twice on September 11.

But if Bachmann has identified the problem, fear not, because she also has the solution.

That’s why we’re going to have “9-1-1 Pray” on that day. To protect America from further attacks, the former Republican front-runner for the U.S. presidency then proposed a comprehensive national security plan:

What is the answer? The answer is … humbling ourselves before an almighty God, crying out to an almighty God, saying not of ourselves but you, would you save us oh God? We repent of our sins, we turn away from them, we seek you, we seek your ways.

I think Issa's Benghazi committee is going after the wrong guy. He should be hauling God in for interrogation.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118936 May 13, 2013
LOL Of The Week: Destroying Hillary Clinton Is The GOP’s Only Hope For 2016

Just days after C-SPAN began its Road to White House 2016, front runners for the GOP presidential nomination Rand Paul (R-KY) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) have begun blasting the woman they fear they may have to face in less than four years – Hillary Clinton.

While House Republicans are intent on using the tragedy in Benghazi to engage in their ritual witch-hunt of any Democratic president who wins a second term, Paul and Rubio — along with Karl Rove and Dick Cheney – are intent on destroying the reputation of America’s most popular politician, likely in hopes of dissuading her from running.

Desperate, uncontainable fear of a Hillary candidacy is one of the few Republican policies that makes sense.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118937 May 13, 2013
BTW....

It is being reported that Republican, deep cover operatives placed in the IRS by Karl Rove under the Bush administration are responsible for targeting tea party groups, leaking the information to bring attacks on the Obama administration.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118938 May 13, 2013
Bush Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Calls Out Conservatives on Benghazi

" I think the one place where I might be able to say something useful has to do with some of the talk of the military response. And I listened to the testimony of both Secretary Panetta and General Dempsey, and frankly had I been in the job at the time, I think that my decisions would have been just as theirs were.

We don’t have a ready force standing by in the Middle East, despite all the turmoil that’s going on with planes on strip alert, troops ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. And so getting someone there in a timely way would have been very difficult if not impossible.

And frankly I’ve heard, well, why didn’t you just fly a fighter jet over there to scare ‘em with the noise or something. Given the number of surface to air missiles that have disappeared from Qaddafi’s arsenals I would not have approved sending an aircraft, a single aircraft, over Benghazi under those circumstances.

And with respect to sending in Special Forces or a small group of people to try and provide help, based on everything I’ve read people really didn’t know what was going on in Benghazi contemporaneously, and to send some small number of Special Forces or other troops in without knowing what the environment is, without knowing what the threat is, without having any intelligence in terms of what is actually going on on the ground, I think would have been very dangerous and personally I would not have approved that because we just don’t — it’s sort of a cartoonish impression of military capabilities and military forces. The one thing our forces are noted for is planning and preparation before we send people in harm’s way, and there just wasn’t time.
nac

Massapequa, NY

#118939 May 13, 2013
joe wrote:
Moving on...
IT’S NO SURPRISE that Senate Republicans grouse about Obama administration policies on enforcing civil rights laws or limiting greenhouse-gas emissions. They are entitled to their policy views.
It’s a different matter for Republican leaders to manifest their views by blocking confirmation to Cabinet positions of the officials in charge of those policies. By doing so, on absurdly flimsy pretexts, Republicans not only impede the president’s nominations for labor secretary and chief of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), but also undermine the normal flow of government, upon which presidents of both parties have depended. They help to subvert whatever is left of Americans’ faith in government. And they may give frustrated Democrats an excuse to rewrite Senate rules in a way that both parties will have cause to regret.
...
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-go...
The IRS should audit those Republicans!
nac

Massapequa, NY

#118940 May 13, 2013
joe wrote:
LOL Of The Week: Destroying Hillary Clinton Is The GOP’s Only Hope For 2016
Just days after C-SPAN began its Road to White House 2016, front runners for the GOP presidential nomination Rand Paul (R-KY) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) have begun blasting the woman they fear they may have to face in less than four years – Hillary Clinton.
While House Republicans are intent on using the tragedy in Benghazi to engage in their ritual witch-hunt of any Democratic president who wins a second term, Paul and Rubio — along with Karl Rove and Dick Cheney – are intent on destroying the reputation of America’s most popular politician, likely in hopes of dissuading her from running.
Desperate, uncontainable fear of a Hillary candidacy is one of the few Republican policies that makes sense.
It's either that... or they don't appreciate being lied to about Benghazi.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118941 May 13, 2013
nac wrote:
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It's either that... or they don't appreciate being lied to about Benghazi.
You sure use the word LIE alot, don't you. As I've said before, the only people using that word (besides you and little teddy) are the Republicans and they haven't actually proved anybody has lied, you know. This country requires proof and a trial to determine that. Til now all we have are right wing storm troopers ACCUSING people of lying. You don't seem to know the difference, right.

Why not just send us your little link leading to the PROOF that someone is lying.'Cause until that happens the one here lying is you and Republican buddies.

Hey, I thought you were done with all this. Yeah, right.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118942 May 13, 2013
PPP’s newest national poll finds that Republicans aren’t getting much traction with their focus on Benghazi over the last week.

Voters trust Hillary Clinton over Congressional Republicans on the issue of Benghazi by a 49/39 margin and Clinton’s +8 net favorability rating at 52/44 is identical to what it was on our last national poll in late March.

Meanwhile, Congressional Republicans remain very unpopular with a 36/57 favorability rating.

Yeah, she’s smiling.

She is the scandal whisperer.

http://crooksandliars.com/
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118943 May 13, 2013
More from the anti-American storm-trooper tea party:

Four months ago, Tea Party candidates took over the state government of South Carolina – both chambers of the General Assembly, as well as the governorship. Together, the newly elected office holders have been hellbent on eviscerating every social program they can get their hands on in the name of doing “the people’s business.”

Among the proposals that have been introduced are a $200 million cut to state universities, shortening early voting, totally eliminating both Sunday voting and same-day voters’ registration, easing environmental restrictions on fracking, cutting benefits to the unemployed (already signed into law), refusing federal dollars for Medicaid expansion for the poor, and–oh, yeah–establishing an official state religion.

Whew, should thrill you righties. Especially that part about establishing an official state religion.
nac

Merrick, NY

#118944 May 13, 2013
joe wrote:
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You sure use the word LIE alot, don't you. As I've said before, the only people using that word (besides you and little teddy) are the Republicans and they haven't actually proved anybody has lied, you know. This country requires proof and a trial to determine that. Til now all we have are right wing storm troopers ACCUSING people of lying. You don't seem to know the difference, right.
Why not just send us your little link leading to the PROOF that someone is lying.'Cause until that happens the one here lying is you and Republican buddies.
Hey, I thought you were done with all this. Yeah, right.
Jay Carney said,“The White House and the State Department have made clear that the single adjustment that was made to those talking points by either of those two, of these two institutions were changing the word ‘consulate’ to ‘diplomatic facility’ because ‘consulate’ was inaccurate.”

But

ABC News has obtained 12 different versions of the talking points that show they were extensively edited as they evolved from the drafts first written entirely by the CIA to the final version distributed to Congress and to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice before she appeared on five talk shows the Sunday after that attack.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/...

Jay Carney attempted to mislead America... ya know, lie.

I'm sure that since he's not a Republican, you won't consider it a lie, and I look forward to hearing what you call an intentional attempt to mislead Americans.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118945 May 13, 2013
nac wrote:
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Jay Carney said,“The White House and the State Department have made clear that the single adjustment that was made to those talking points by either of those two, of these two institutions were changing the word ‘consulate’ to ‘diplomatic facility’ because ‘consulate’ was inaccurate.”
But
ABC News has obtained 12 different versions of the talking points that show they were extensively edited as they evolved from the drafts first written entirely by the CIA to the final version distributed to Congress and to U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice before she appeared on five talk shows the Sunday after that attack.
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/...
Jay Carney attempted to mislead America... ya know, lie.
I'm sure that since he's not a Republican, you won't consider it a lie, and I look forward to hearing what you call an intentional attempt to mislead Americans.
You are pitiful.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118946 May 13, 2013
A thorough report was compiled. Authored by Thomas Pickering, an esteemed retired diplomat, and Adm. Mike Mullen, an equally esteemed retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. They found the standard mistakes and snafus — but no crime.

Watergate was a crime. Iran-contra was a crime. Government officials were convicted and some of them went to jail.

Fudging a press release is not a crime. Compromising on wording is not a crime. Making a decision — even if wrong — that there was no time to call in the cavalry is not a crime. And having inadequate security is not only not a crime but partly a consequence of congressional budget cuts.

There it is. Now watch as you little bullies root around in the your perpetual cesspool of hate, fear and paranoia and create the actual lies.
nac

Merrick, NY

#118947 May 13, 2013
joe wrote:
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You are pitiful.
good comeback.
nac

Merrick, NY

#118948 May 13, 2013
joe wrote:
A thorough report was compiled. Authored by Thomas Pickering, an esteemed retired diplomat, and Adm. Mike Mullen, an equally esteemed retired chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. They found the standard mistakes and snafus — but no crime.
Watergate was a crime. Iran-contra was a crime. Government officials were convicted and some of them went to jail.
Fudging a press release is not a crime. Compromising on wording is not a crime. Making a decision — even if wrong — that there was no time to call in the cavalry is not a crime. And having inadequate security is not only not a crime but partly a consequence of congressional budget cuts.
There it is. Now watch as you little bullies root around in the your perpetual cesspool of hate, fear and paranoia and create the actual lies.
You asked for a lie, not a crime. I gave you a lie.
joe

San Anselmo, CA

#118949 May 13, 2013
nac wrote:
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You asked for a lie, not a crime. I gave you a lie.
So why can't you provide a link to proof that ANYONE, anybody at all was lying. Because you're a prejudiced right wing flunkie doesn't mean anybody lied.

And what are you telling yourself the reason for ANY lying would be? I'd love to hear that one.
nac

Merrick, NY

#118950 May 13, 2013
joe wrote:
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So why can't you provide a link to proof that ANYONE, anybody at all was lying. Because you're a prejudiced right wing flunkie doesn't mean anybody lied.
And what are you telling yourself the reason for ANY lying would be? I'd love to hear that one.
I did. Post #118944. You made a lame attempt at refuting it by saying that it wasn't a "crime." But we were taking about lies... not crimes.

Your idiotic rebuttal to my post was a report that concluded that a LIE isn't a crime.

I've already posted a lie, your rebuttal was in itself an admission that Carney lied... and yet you continue to act like a child. You asked for a lie from the administration and I gave you a glaring example.

Grow up and realize that republicans don't have a monopoly on lies.

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