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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Romney's Vision for America vs Obama's:

It’s bain or Greece

‘This is not a distraction, this is what this campaign is going to be about,” President Obama said Monday at the NATO summit. The “this” in question is Mitt Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital and what it says about Romney’s economic vision for the country.

Obama has a point. If you’re going to campaign on the idea that you were a private-sector job creator, it’s fair game for your opponents to probe the claim.

Now, I think the Obama campaign’s specific charges and accusations regarding Bain Capital are spurious and unfair — as did Newark Mayor Corey Booker, before he was forced to recant his heresy.

But Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne hopes the Bain brouhaha will spark a deeper debate about WHAT KIND OF CAPITALISM WE WANT.

Borrowing a term from Germany’s Christian Democrats, Dionne says we need to build a “social market” as opposed to what he calls an “anti-social market.”

“Social” is one of those loaded terms that sounds pleasant enough but presupposes a large role for the state in our lives. For instance,“Julia,” the fictional Everywoman the Obama campaign is touting as the typical beneficiary of progressive government, lives in a social market. Therefore, the government heavily influences not just her wages and health care but her career, recreational activities and even her child-bearing decisions.

It’s telling but not surprising that Dionne looks to EUROPE, HOME OF THE WELFARE STATE, as the inspiration for the kind of capitalism he wants here. European capitalism has things to recommend it, particularly if you have a job — especially a government job — and can live your life BEFORE THE BILL FOR THE SOCIAL MARKET COMES DUE, as it has in Greece.

One microcosm of the social market has been Wisconsin, where the generous perks and benefits of government work have crippled the state’s ability to govern.

That’s why Madison has looked a bit like a modern Greek city-state ever since Gov. Scott Walker took it upon himself to reform the system. The champions of the social market have not only thrown the kitchen sink at him in an effort to protect their ideals and their perks, they’ve brought in sinks from across the country to rain down upon him. Yet it looks as if he’ll triumph next month in the recall effort.

Jonah Goldberg
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Nuculur option wrote:
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Here's what exposes you for the lowlife you are:
Romney bullies a felow classmate at age 18.
The entire right wing machine passes it off as "Hey, who doesn't do crazy stuff when you're a kid in HS??"
Trayvon gets murdered for going to the store, nothing more, and the entire right wing machine labels him as a thug, a criminal, a full grown man.
One is white and privileged, the other black and middle class.
Got racism??
Got different values and judgements based on race??
You betcha!!
White and privelaged?

Can't even get FACTS straight-let alone have some

Try American/Latino and WORKING class.

See that's the problem with the uncomprehending of facts types in your Sect...
When you WHINE for "peshull" privelages, you then must apply the "peshull" privelages ALL across the boards.

comprehension.

“Peace be with you.”

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finding wrote:
<quoted text>Don't that make you wonder, by him coming out, that he might be that way? When he (came out) how did he mention his daughters? Something about them helped to make his decission. I was so disgusted I couldn't concentrate on what he really did say. He thought by( coming out) would get him more campain money, as well as more votes..........not working on the vote issue, funny, but thats how he thinks.
Really? You people need help! Seriously.

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Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Well you and Nostradomus, bottom line ever single one of your predictions has turned out to be false.
You're wrong as usual.
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RealDave wrote:
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Budget for 2010: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1238709742082...
Budget 2011: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/02/01...
Budget for 2012: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/13/obam...
Budget for 2013: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget
4 Budgets in 4 year.
Like I said, you can't be a tea bagger & still have a f*cking brain.
The Kenyan's budgets are crap. Get back to us when one Democrat votes for it. duh
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RealDave wrote:
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Budget for 2010: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1238709742082...
Budget 2011: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/02/01...
Budget for 2012: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/13/obam...
Budget for 2013: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget
4 Budgets in 4 year.
Like I said, you can't be a tea bagger & still have a f*cking brain.
Thing is DUH a Vey, they need to be solvent type ones. Any IDIOT can spend dolluhs.

The REAL issues are-
There's no such things as a majik moaney twees.

(See: Caliphonybrokia)
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fred wrote:
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The Kenyan's budgets are crap. Get back to us when one Democrat votes for it. duh
The Kenyan's Democraps have to vote on it before they read it.

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RealDave wrote:
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Budget for 2010: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1238709742082...
Budget 2011: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/02/01...
Budget for 2012: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/13/obam...
Budget for 2013: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget
4 Budgets in 4 year.
Like I said, you can't be a tea bagger & still have a f*cking brain.
Why did you leave out the word 'proposal'? They were never passed so there was never a budget! Friggin' libtards are dishonest and SO stupid.
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flack wrote:
<quoted text> You're wrong as usual.
That response is one of the ghetto-gutter, nobrain, sandbox full of flea-bagging bootlicker, communisTic level sect Flack.

Surely you can do better than that lol
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Legal abortion and being charged with the murder of 2 individuals when a woman is pregnant, both have timelines on legality. Don't be so foolish as to think that you can twist the two into self-righteousness.
Another oxymoron.......fyi
Abortion is murder.
Societal morals condemn murder.
Shittee personal ethics allow killing of babies just because you changed the name.
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<quoted text> Why did you leave out the word 'proposal'? They were never passed so there was never a budget! Friggin' libtards are dishonest and SO stupid.
Now that's better lol
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Sure thing Bonehead. All you leftwingnuts were blathering about Glow Bull Warming and that has been proven a joke, hence the name change to "Climate Change".
You mental midgets also claimed Regan was going to start WWIII and contrary to your prediction, the Berlin Wall fell and Eastern Europe was freed from the clutches of your communist U.S.S.R.
Chew on that Commie boy. Idiot.
You've obviously never read any of my posts regarding global warming/climate change, but then you are an ignoramus. I never made any such claim about Reagan. The Berlin wall fell after Reagan left office. The Soviet Union collapsed from within, that outcome was inevitable.

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Who said anything about "re-education"?
You birther/nut-case types. Don't deny it, you're not fooling anybody.
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Romney's Vision for America vs Obama's:

It’s bain or Greece

For the last few years America’s labor market has looked pretty European. We don’t have the mobs of unemployed and unemployable youths loitering in the vain hope that some state worker will die or retire so they can take his place. But we’re not that far off, either. Workers don’t want to leave their jobs because they have no faith they’ll find another. Few firms want to create positions because they don’t know if the market will sustain them.

Under normal circumstances, the US economy creates tens of millions of jobs every year and destroys tens of millions, with net new jobs. In a typical year, up to 50 million Americans change jobs, often happily. They get hired away, promoted, etc.

This process partly explains why America’s capitalism has been so much more dynamic than Europe’s. In the social market, once you have a job, you cling to it because you may never get another.(REMEMBER THE RIOTS IN FRANCE A SUMMER OR 2 AGO?)

European governments make it much easier to cling to that job by punishing businesses that fire people. The unhappy byproduct of such “compassion” is that businesses are also far more reluctant to hire people because each hire is a potential long-term liability.(REMEMBER THE RIOTS IN FRANCE A SUMMER OR 2 AGO?)

Yes, Romney created jobs while he was creating value and wealth at Bain; he also destroyed jobs. BOTH ARE NECESSARY IN A DYNAMIC MARKET that improves the prospects for most Americans through economic growth. Some suffer from the process. But more people suffer under the social market.

Which system is better is a worthy — and overdue — debate.

Jonah Goldberg

this next election will decide America's fate for future generations--

Romney's vision which is the same as our founding fathers had, the belief in American exceptionalism and the American Dream achieved by equal opportunity, hard work and risk.

vs

Obama's vision which is the US becomes another Eurostate with unsustainable entitlements, is no longer a world leader/super power and government-guaranteed mediocrity replaces the American Dream.

“Peace be with you.”

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Abortion is murder.
Societal morals condemn murder.
Shittee personal ethics allow killing of babies just because you changed the name.
Not according to the constitution. And I didn't change the name anymore than YOU changed the name. I am glad you are showing your wonderful personal ethics in such a dignified way :-D
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All you fellow animal lovers, get a hanky before reading this.

http://now.msn.com/now/0522-pitbull-stays-mat...
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Tenzing wrote:
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You birther/nut-case types. Don't deny it, you're not fooling anybody.
Nobody cares what an autistic freak like you thinks.

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retard fred wrote:
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Abortion is a good issue for the right. America recognizes murder for money when they see it. Not too mention, pro abortion scum - like you!- are seen a psychopathetic freaks.
Poll: Record low are 'pro-choice'(50% pro-life vs. 41% pro-choice)
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Politico ^| May 23, 2012 | Tim Mak
The percentage of Americans who identify themselves as “pro-choice” is at the lowest point ever measured by Gallup, according to a new survey released Wednesday.A record-low 41 percent now identify themselves as “pro-choice,” down from 47 percent last July and 1 percentage point down from the previous record low of 42 percent, set in May 2009. As recently as 2006, 51 percent of Americans described themselves as “pro-choice.” Meanwhile, 50 percent of Americans now consider themselves “pro-life,” one point below Gallup’s record high on the measure
Recent polling had 99.999% of respondents agreed with the statement: "Anybody as retarded as Retard Fred should be culled from the herd." I'll defend you though Retard Fred 'cause that's the american way!
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RealDave wrote:
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Budget for 2010: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1238709742082...
Budget 2011: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/02/01...
Budget for 2012: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/13/obam...
Budget for 2013: http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/budget
4 Budgets in 4 year.
Like I said, you can't be a tea bagger & still have a f*cking brain.
Four jokes that had no support in Congress from either party.

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