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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Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#771297 Oct 14, 2012
carol wrote:
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http://data.bls.gov/timeseries/LNU03327709
It was only in the two digit range right for a few months after 9/11 and a few months before the crash.
It's not that Obama didn't inherit a crappy economy.
We all acknowledge that.
It was his priorities the first two years in office with a democrat-majority congress that prolonged the recovery.
In fact, it was his priority, Obamacare, that is causing a lot of the problems we're having.
His priorities and policies have failed the American people.
Those policies took a 750,000 a month job losses to zero.

You think that was a failure. How pathetic.

U6 when Obama walked in the door was 14%. I wonder, what would losing 750,000 jobs in a single month change it?

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#771298 Oct 14, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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Like your lib scare tactics are any different...
But somehow people just don't react the same.

Just ask Russia.

Another case where the last guy really does need to be ignored by the right. Just ask Mitt. When was the last time he mentioned the 'success' of the Bush admin. When was the last time anyone mentioned 'success' when it came to Bush foreign policy?

So who did Mitt get for foreign policy advisers? Just ask Russia.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#771299 Oct 14, 2012
Gunner wrote:
Democrats Plan More Tax Hikes
Schumer Previews What He’d Do in a Second Obama Term
If re-elected, President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will raise taxes on small business in order to sustain the ginormous federal government they have built. The White House duo have done nothing to avert “Taxmaggedon,” the massive tax hike scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1. Worse, the administration’s congressional allies are preparing to push Mr. Obama even further should he win a second term.
The No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, said Tuesday that he intends to eliminate tax deductions and credits without lowering the top two marginal tax rates. The New York Democrat thinks it’s more important that Uncle Sam pocket the extra cash that would be generated.
Read more: MILLER: Democrats plan more tax hikes - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/...
Hopefully, America will avoid "taxmaggedon" at the polls.

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Mile

Burnley, UK

#771300 Oct 14, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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I don't read every post.
But hey, glad t see you are eager to find excuses for the right whiner racists f*cks that post here.
You dont read every post and ignore the poison aimed at Stacy Dash, how very convenient.

No excuses for any form of Racism!

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Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#771301 Oct 14, 2012
Buying Obama’s whoppers - Media Helps White House Distort Facts

Far more serious than commandeering Big Bird or unloosing Joe the Bully is the administration’s pack of lies surrounding the murderous Sept. 11 attack this year on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

The pattern of deception is so complete, obvious and shocking that if America had a real “mainstream” media, the election would be over.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/ ...

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Boca Raton, FL

#771302 Oct 14, 2012
greedy republicans wrote:
When (much deserving) Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize, he received the 1.2 million award that goes with it.
He didn't pocket a dime of it and gave it to the 99% to protect and restore the middle class.
Romney, who will take us to war in Iran and Syria, would never win the Nobel Prize and would surely pocket the money.
That's the difference--Obama stands behind the middle class and Romney wants to get rich.
Its clear and its obvious.
Agree

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Since: Sep 08

Joliet, Illinois

#771303 Oct 14, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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When pushed, yet another right whiner resorts to racial slurs.
Hey dum dum. There wasn't one single syllable in my post that was in any way connected to a racial slur.

That is unless you define constructive criticism of anything Obama does as racist.

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Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#771304 Oct 14, 2012
Gunner wrote:
Democrats Plan More Tax Hikes
Schumer Previews What He’d Do in a Second Obama Term
If re-elected, President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will raise taxes on small business in order to sustain the ginormous federal government they have built. The White House duo have done nothing to avert “Taxmaggedon,” the massive tax hike scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1. Worse, the administration’s congressional allies are preparing to push Mr. Obama even further should he win a second term.
The No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, said Tuesday that he intends to eliminate tax deductions and credits without lowering the top two marginal tax rates. The New York Democrat thinks it’s more important that Uncle Sam pocket the extra cash that would be generated.
Read more: MILLER: Democrats plan more tax hikes - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/...
Gunner was so stupid that he flunked his covics cass.

Obama can not stop Taxmageddon until Congress passes somethng.

We are talking about Taxmageddon because Congress could not agree on a solution.

Who is a Republican leader in Congress - Paul Ryan.

Paul Ryan failed.

This is the guy that has no details on any plan because he will sit down with Republicans & Democrats?

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#771305 Oct 14, 2012
Gunner wrote:
Buying Obama’s whoppers - Media Helps White House Distort Facts
Far more serious than commandeering Big Bird or unloosing Joe the Bully is the administration’s pack of lies surrounding the murderous Sept. 11 attack this year on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
The pattern of deception is so complete, obvious and shocking that if America had a real “mainstream” media, the election would be over.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/ ...
Quoting the Washington Times & calling them real mainstream media is too funny.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#771306 Oct 14, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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I don't read every post.
But hey, glad t see you are eager to find excuses for the right whiner racists f*cks that post here.
Good morning. How is the Special Ed thing going for you today, Duh-vey.

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Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#771307 Oct 14, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Why do you right whiners have to stoop to calling Obama's dead mother a slut.
GFY
Getting all righteous on us now, Davey?

What percentage of your posts contain personal insults?

YGFY, hypocrite.

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#771308 Oct 14, 2012
Gunner wrote:
Democrats Plan More Tax Hikes
Schumer Previews What He’d Do in a Second Obama Term
If re-elected, President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. will raise taxes on small business in order to sustain the ginormous federal government they have built. The White House duo have done nothing to avert “Taxmaggedon,” the massive tax hike scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1. Worse, the administration’s congressional allies are preparing to push Mr. Obama even further should he win a second term.
The No. 3 Democrat in the Senate, Chuck Schumer, said Tuesday that he intends to eliminate tax deductions and credits without lowering the top two marginal tax rates. The New York Democrat thinks it’s more important that Uncle Sam pocket the extra cash that would be generated.
Read more: MILLER: Democrats plan more tax hikes - Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/...
Right wing scare tactics.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#771309 Oct 14, 2012
glennm69 wrote:
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Hey dum dum. There wasn't one single syllable in my post that was in any way connected to a racial slur.
That is unless you define constructive criticism of anything Obama does as racist.
You said this "our boy Obama ......."

Now, evidently, your racism is so inbred into you that you don't even know you are doing it.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#771310 Oct 14, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Agree
haha. Just like Al Gore & Bill Clinton? The Wookie tripled her salary once Obama was a Senator.

You agree?

You are in idiot, Lily.

"Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was far more generous to charities than President Barack Obama or Vice President Joe Biden last year, both in dollar terms and as a percentage of income, tax return data Romney’s campaign released Friday indicate.

Romney and his wife, Ann, gave 29.4 percent of their income to charity in 2011, donating $4,020,772 out of the $13,696,951 they took in."

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0912/815...

I D I O T

Since: Sep 08

Joliet, Illinois

#771311 Oct 14, 2012
kuda wrote:
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I do have good logical thinking skills.
Where we are headed is right in front of us. Our jobless rate is improving as it has been over the last three years. Romney inadvertently put Russia on notice by proclaiming it as out number one enemy.
How can you sit there and say that an unemployment rate that has been consistantly above 8%with the exception of the last report which reflects .2% less than 8% 3 years of constant improvement.

You need to go drink some more of that libtard Kool Aide. You are way out of touch with reality so you just might as well take the plunge and immerse yourself in your BS.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#771313 Oct 14, 2012
swoswo wrote:
Looking at that list of sites....no one should be scared.

When will Infowars get one right? The Caller? ha ha ha
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#771314 Oct 14, 2012
yepperz wrote:
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Blaming Bush?? Hows that? Lol... Why don't you give that toy gun you use for your avatar a good polishing? When you're done, look up sexual identity issues. Then look up toe tappers.
Lol
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#771315 Oct 14, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Quoting the Washington Times & calling them real mainstream media is too funny.
I called the Times MSM? Where? Oh, you're lying again.

Unlike you, I can easily admit there are biased and partisan media outlets.

Since: Sep 08

Joliet, Illinois

#771316 Oct 14, 2012
kuda wrote:
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I forgot to mention that shaking up radicals in the Middle East is not a good thing. At any rate, it is not up to a Presidential candidate to meddle in or complicate our foreign affairs. It’s a matter of principle and if Romney were President and Obama were the challenging candidate, I’d make the same argument.
Why didn't you say something about it when candidate Obama took his show on the road and visited foreign countries as a candidate?

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Indianapolis, IN

#771317 Oct 14, 2012
The GOP’s Secularism Problem

There’s been much angst on the right over the Republican Party’s growing demographic problems, most memorably by GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham, who said the party was running out of “angry white guys.” But conservatives may be facing another demographic threat as well: declining religiosity, especially among the young. The latest sign came in a Pew study released last week that found that one in five American adults now claims no religion, and that 34 percent of those younger than 30 consider themselves irreligious.

The GOP’s own base may be partly to blame. The data echoes a landmark 2010 study, American Grace, by political scientists Robert Putnam and David Campbell, which linked the new chilliness toward organized religion to the rise of the religious right. Other recent studies bear out their hypothesis: in March, Pew found that a majority of the electorate, including nearly half of Republicans, is uncomfortable with the amount of religious talk in political campaigns.(As recently as 2006, the majority tipped the other direction.) Mitt Romney has avoided talking about his Mormonism, and voters like it that way: in July, eight in 10 Americans who knew about Romney’s Mormonism said they didn’t care, and only 16 percent of the entire electorate was interested in hearing more about Romney’s faith.

The shift away from religion is especially pronounced among those younger than 30, who began abandoning churches in greater numbers at exactly the moment conservative Christians made gay marriage their signature issue. As the religious right reached its zenith during the Bush administration, even young evangelicals rebelled against the politics of their parents. That reaction came to a head in the 2008 election, when 32 percent of white evangelicals under 30 voted Democratic for the first time to support Barack Obama, twice as much support from them as John Kerry had in 2004.

Some evangelicals are openly worried about the trend.“We made a big mistake in the ’80s by politicizing the gospel,” the late Chuck Colson, a religious-right leader, said before his death.“Now people are realizing it was kind of a mistake.” A few evangelical organizations, like Focus on the Family, have undergone hasty non-partisan rebrandings. Books, magazines, and sermons on how to slow the defection of young believers have become an industry of their own, and attacking the old culture-war paradigm launched the careers of young post-partisan pundits like Gabe Lyons and Jonathan Merritt.

But a hard core of white evangelical adults continues to insist that religion drive political rhetoric. If the current trend continues, they will find themselves even more at odds with the American public—and, it’s not difficult to imagine, with the party they’ve called home.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/10...

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