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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LOL

Sparta, NJ

#771066 Oct 13, 2012
Romney-R is 4 the rich wrote:
<quoted text>yet every sigle pool predicts Obama will win .
Since Romney scratched off 47% of Americans Obama only needs 4% to win . I bet out of those 53% at least 4% will vote for Barry .
Americans have spoken . Now go back to obscurity where you came from
Great! If Americans vote to fall into the trash heap of history ... Great! America will deserve it. LOL
greedE_morons 4 obama

Blanchard, OK

#771067 Oct 13, 2012
Romney-R is 4 the rich wrote:
<quoted text>yet every sigle pool predicts Obama will win .
Since Romney scratched off 47% of Americans Obama only needs 4% to win . I bet out of those 53% at least 4% will vote for Barry .
Americans have spoken . Now go back to obscurity where you came from
If i go away who's money will you covet next?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#771068 Oct 13, 2012
greedE_morons 4 obama wrote:
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Where is obama's balanced budget?
That got shot down in that Day One meeting of the Republican cult members.

Newt was "honored" to be there.

I just bet he was.
US happy

Los Angeles, CA

#771069 Oct 13, 2012
Pres. B.O. signed executive privilege for "Fast and furious"... I'm sure he could doo the same for more security for our diplomats especially on 9/11
but B.O. didn't have time to attend security meeting ...too busy visiting Las Vegas, David Letterman, George Clooney, take candy to The View, to show of...Hollywood is his kind of people!
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#771070 Oct 13, 2012
Romney-R is 4 the rich wrote:
<quoted text>LOL I'm not a Negro . I made it clear .
Jews are the most hateful people on earth .
Just because someone is pro American not Israel (like most American Jews) it doesn't mean he/she hates anyone .
Not enough Americans died in Israel's name for you huh ??
"Jews are the most hateful people on earth ."

I actually think that you take that prize.
greedE_morons 4 obama

Blanchard, OK

#771071 Oct 13, 2012
Romney-R is 4 the rich wrote:
<quoted text>how do the wealthy became rich in the first place ?? They did On the back of others .Walmart is paying minimum wage for its employees while good ole Christians as they like to call themselves ,the Waltons make trillions
Only 3% of Americans can call themselves rich . This is unheard of in the rest of the Western world which you not a thing about
If dumasses haters like yourself don't like walmart...shop at target...FAIL....

Americans poor? 20 million households earn over 100 k a year...FAIL...

Unless you have poor health or are in jail being poor in the usa is the individuals fault...not mitt romney....
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#771072 Oct 13, 2012
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh, I fckn agree. The current buck in the White House has ruined the chances of anything but white for years and years to come. He has set race relations back 50 years. Keep pullin' that race card - there's a joker under it.
Some skinhead shows up at a Romney event and I'm playing the race card?

Oh that's right, pointing out right wing racism makes me a racist.

If only that bit of wishful thinking would put a stop to it.....
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#771073 Oct 13, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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That got shot down in that Day One meeting of the Republican cult members.
Newt was "honored" to be there.
I just bet he was.
Obama had a Dem congress for his first 2 years, and he still couldn't pass a budget.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#771074 Oct 13, 2012
Blaming Obama for George W. Bush’s Policies
By BRUCE BARTLETT

Although it was quickly overshadowed by his choice of Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate, Mitt Romney released an important document last week by his principal economic advisers that deserves more attention than it got. It is an audacious attempt to blame Barack Obama for the economic mistakes of George W. Bush and Republicans in Congress.

The document is attributed to economists Glenn Hubbard of Columbia, N. Gregory Mankiw of Harvard, John B. Taylor of Stanford and Kevin Hassett of the American Enterprise Institute. Professors Hubbard and Mankiw each chaired the Council of Economic Advisers under President Bush, while Professor Taylor served him as under secretary for international affairs at the Treasury Department. Mr. Hassett is co-author of the book,“Dow 36,000,” published in 1999.

Much of the Romney paper is taken up with reviewing the poor economic recovery, which is undeniable. Reading it, however, one is left with the impression that the recession occurred on President Obama’s watch because of policies he is responsible for.

Just to be clear, the National Bureau of Economic Research, the private research group that determines the starting and ending points of recessions, says the latest economic downturn began in December 2007 and ended in June 2009.

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/14/...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#771075 Oct 13, 2012
The report points to various causes of the recession as if they all just happened without the responsibility of one party or administration. As the report says,“No single party or administration is responsible for structural headwinds to growth.”

That is probably true. But what about cyclical changes in growth and unemployment? These are the ups and downs in the economy that occur around the trend rate of growth, which is determined by structural factors, as the report correctly asserts.

Factors affecting the business cycle are necessarily short-term in nature. They include Federal Reserve policy; international capital flows; industry-specific policies such as those affecting housing; fiscal policy and many others.

Such factors must necessarily have occurred after the previous recession, which ended in November 2001, according to the N.B.E.R. That’s the nature of business-cycle analysis; once a previous recession ends, the cyclical factors that gave rise to it are assumed to have been purged. The next recession will necessarily result from those factors that postdate the previous recession.

So whatever caused the 2007-9 recession had to have resulted from policies that the Bush administration was responsible for – either by initiating them or failing to act against them.

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/14/...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#771076 Oct 13, 2012
Space prohibits a full discussion of these issues, but certainly one factor had to be the squandering of budget surpluses that resulted from the policies of the Bill Clinton administration and their replacement by huge deficits under President Bush.

Mr. Bush inherited a budget surplus of $236 billion from Mr. Clinton in 2000, which fell to $128 billion in 2001. By 2002, the federal government ran a budget deficit of $158 billion, which rose to $377 billion in 2003, and $413 billion in 2004. The deficit fell to $318 billion in 2005,$248 billion in 2006, and $161 billion in 2007, then shot up to $459 billion in 2008.

It should be noted as well that the fiscal 2009 budget was submitted to Congress by Mr. Bush in January 2008 and took effect on Oct. 1 of that year – almost four months before President Obama took office.

Thus the government was running historically large budget deficits long after the end of the 2001 recession. As I have previously documented, these deficits resulted to a large extent from legislated tax cuts during the Bush years.

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/14/...
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#771078 Oct 13, 2012
Because of the large deficits Mr. Bush bequeathed Mr. Obama – on Jan. 8, 2009, the C.B.O. projected a deficit for the year of $1.3 trillion that didn’t include any Obama policies – Congress was deeply reluctant to enact a stimulus larger than $787 billion, even though President Obama’s economic advisers thought that one at least twice as large was necessary to turn the economy around. The opposition of every Republican to the 2009 stimulus was a major factor in its inadequate size.

By way of analogy, suppose you go to your doctor with an illness. He correctly diagnoses it and prescribes the right medicine, but for some reason you are given a dosage only half as large as required. The medicine was enough to improve your condition, but not enough to cure you. You remain sick although you feel better and will remain so until you finally get a full dosage of the proper medicine or your body is able to cure itself, which might take years.

Note that in this analogy the medicine was properly prescribed; only the dosage was wrong. It would be incorrect to blame the medicine because you are still sick.

The Republican economists nevertheless blame the medicine itself for the failure of the economy to respond to President Obama’s prescription.

But it was Republican policies during the Bush administration that brought on the sickness and Republicans in Congress who have denied the economy an adequate dosage of the cure. Now they want to implicitly blame President Obama for causing the recession and the failure of stimulus to fix the problem, asserting that fiscal stimulus is per se ineffective.

There is a word for this: chutzpah.

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/14/...

Bruce Bartlett held senior policy roles in the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations and served on the staffs of Representatives Jack Kemp and Ron Paul. He is the author of “The Benefit and the Burden: Tax Reform – Why We Need It and What It Will Take.”
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#771079 Oct 13, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
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Obama had a Dem congress for his first 2 years, and he still couldn't pass a budget.
Same reason as now. Google it. Easy enough to find on a non-right wing site.
LOL

Sparta, NJ

#771080 Oct 13, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Some skinhead shows up at a Romney event and I'm playing the race card?
Oh that's right, pointing out right wing racism makes me a racist.
If only that bit of wishful thinking would put a stop to it.....
Easy, Chief ... that last line was meant for those who pull the race card as an excuse for Da Bammy's incompetency. That card is very worn because it has been played and played and played and played ... get the idea?
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#771081 Oct 13, 2012
US happy wrote:
Pres. B.O. signed executive privilege for "Fast and furious"... I'm sure he could doo the same for more security for our diplomats especially on 9/11
but B.O. didn't have time to attend security meeting ...too busy visiting Las Vegas, David Letterman, George Clooney, take candy to The View, to show of...Hollywood is his kind of people!
Bingo - the truth.
LOL

Sparta, NJ

#771082 Oct 13, 2012
Romney-R is 4 the rich wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not a Negro .
Is that like Nixon's "I am not a crook"? LOL
greedE_morons 4 obama

Blanchard, OK

#771083 Oct 13, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
That got shot down in that Day One meeting of the Republican cult members.
Newt was "honored" to be there.
I just bet he was.
Pelosi shot down Obama?
Harry Reid shot down Obama?

Hes a failure...can't even take R Money's money with D in charge of the House and Senate....
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#771084 Oct 13, 2012
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>
Is that like Nixon's "I am not a crook"? LOL
How about Clinton's: "I never had sex with that woman"?
Patriot

Denver, CO

#771085 Oct 13, 2012
And so it goes wrote:
Obama's Real Unemployment Rate Is 14.7%, And A Recession's On The Way - Forbes
----

Actually it's closer to 23%

http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/une...
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#771086 Oct 13, 2012
I am sick to death,Of the whining feeble minded
lib clowns trying to find excuses for the lying
Admin we are currently suffering its utterly
insulting,and intellectually dishonest,shows
the mind set,principles or lack there of in
our immoral so called civil servants approach
to us,their employers? How can you scrutinize
Obamas wasted regime,and not be offended? so
we can all safely assume,the nation is split
into two distinct camps,those who are in the
life style of being deliberately hooked on
the Admins Drugs,or the independent hard
working camps of those who do not,refuse
to live entirely of the big Govts Teats.

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