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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#772434 Oct 15, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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Bush just repeated everything Clinton ever said about Saddam Hussein, you ignorant buffoon.
"An organizer working in and for an open society is in an ideological dilemma to begin with, he does not have a fixed truth -- truth to him is relative and changing."
Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals
I'm just curious, in your opinion have the Republicans added one thin dime to the debt?
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#772435 Oct 15, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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Bush just repeated everything Clinton ever said about Saddam Hussein, you ignorant buffoon.
"An organizer working in and for an open society is in an ideological dilemma to begin with, he does not have a fixed truth -- truth to him is relative and changing."
Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals
I'm sorry, when did Clinton order our military to invade/destroy/rebuild Iraq?

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#772436 Oct 15, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Reagan was a BIGGGG spender but he wore a flag on his lapel and said all the right things so nobody noticed. Well, Homer noticed.
Reagan was the beginning of the corporate takeover of America...he was their paid spokesman, at least. If only they'd thought to round up a washed-up actor to play the role of R'Money this election, they might not be having such problems with the sale. Maybe they think he wants too big a percentage of the gross instead of a straight kickback?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#772437 Oct 15, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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It is a racial slur.
Hear that Glenn the Gun Nut.
Who are the real gun nuts? look no further than Chicago over the weekend. 5 dead 36 wounded over the weekend-Frankly it wouldn't surprise me when Fast and Furious guns given to the Cartel by the O'bama administration are found in gun violence in O'bama's old neighborhood.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#772438 Oct 15, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
What Will They Call the Romney Stimulus?(Part III)
One of my pet speculations for the last year has involved one certainty — a Romney administration would engage in short-term Keynesian stimulus — and one question: What will they call it?
In his provocative feature on what both Obama and Romney might try to accomplish as early as January 2013, New York magazine’s Jonathan Chait suggests that nomenclature isn’t the key point. Rather, it’s that, with Romney in the White House, Republicans could tie short-term stimulus to what they’re really after (rate reductions on the wealthy). He paints the following scenario:
A plan that increases deficits in the short run allows him to offer a political olive branch to Democrats without breaking faith with his own base. They’ve been calling for more stimulus since 2009, haven’t they? Well, here’s their chance! This was the approach Republicans used during George W. Bush’s first term to Shanghai Democrats into voting for their tax cuts. They would attach the short-term stimulative tax cuts Democrats demand (focused more on the middle class) to long-term tax cuts for the rich, and dare Democrats to mock their own constituents’ economic pain by opposing it.
This seems plausible.
To answer the question I’ve been asking all along, the Romney administration will pass a stimulus package in 2013 — and they will call it Compromise.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/what-w...
If Romney wins there will absolutely be some type of stimulis, unfunded of course because we are broke, and the rightwingers will cheer. Fcking hypocrites.
Obamasharpton

Lakewood, NJ

#772439 Oct 15, 2012
leosnana wrote:
FACT: The National Debt increased by 189% under Reagan, 55% under George H.W. Bush and 86% under George W. Bush who left our country bankrupt.
Now, compare that to the increase of 37% under Clinton and the current 35% under Obama. Anyone concerned about the debt should know better than to put a Republican in charge. Romney will be no different. He has already stated that he will not address the issue of the national debt in his first four years in office. Wake up!!!
Wake up and smell the Obama snakeoil!!!
dim

Everett, MA

#772440 Oct 15, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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Cookie Monster the Attorney General?
Count has been convicted of tax fraud so he's a shoe-in to replace Tim Gietner.
dim

Everett, MA

#772441 Oct 15, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Reagan was a BIGGGG spender but he wore a flag on his lapel and said all the right things so nobody noticed. Well, Homer noticed.
Military Spending went up. Did Homer also notice the fall of the U.S.S.R. of was that not picked up by your Rose Colored Glasses, Boris?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#772442 Oct 15, 2012
The ultraconservative website LifeSiteNews today is boasting that Ken Cuccinelli, the Attorney General of Virginia and a leading candidate for Governor, told a gathering of activists from groups such as the American Life League and the Campaign Life Coalition, which founded LifeSiteNews, that he uses the website as part of his anti-choice activism:...

This is the same website that demanded the Catholic Church excommunicate Democratic politicians, maintained that feminists were to blame for the Costa Concordia disaster, compares gays and lesbians to pagans and fervently supports ex-gay ‘reparative’ therapy. Jalsevac even asked for donations to promote “freedom from the homosexual lifestyle”:...

http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/cuccine...

“Stuffs gettin better ”

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#772443 Oct 15, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
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So you advocate "eliminating" law enforcement officers? That's why you gun nuts need to be disarmed.
Americans(Law enforcement or not) would never go along with a law disarming Americans.
Good luck with that.
Anyone who would is not American and would need to be dealt with as any enemy.

"Stuff's gettin better"
2012
fred

Milford, CT

#772444 Oct 15, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>If Romney wins there will absolutely be some type of stimulis, unfunded of course because we are broke, and the rightwingers will cheer. Fcking hypocrites.
tax cuts are stimulating duh

Unleashing the free market capitalism is stimulating duh duh

Watching Hindenburg homers world collapse is stimulating duh duh duh
dim

Everett, MA

#772445 Oct 15, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Reagan was the beginning of the corporate takeover of America...he was their paid spokesman, at least. If only they'd thought to round up a washed-up actor to play the role of R'Money this election, they might not be having such problems with the sale. Maybe they think he wants too big a percentage of the gross instead of a straight kickback?
Rubbish. leosnana a synonym for naive.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#772446 Oct 15, 2012
Come ON, People! WAKE up! Obama is running the place into the dirt, plus he wants to run the world into the dirt! It's evident that he's a dirty, dirty man, or boy, as we sometimes call them. In any event he's dirty and what's that say about Moochelle and Joe?
dim

Everett, MA

#772447 Oct 15, 2012
Obamasharpton wrote:
<quoted text> Wake up and smell the Obama snakeoil!!!
Zombies like leo cannot wake up. The ignorance is too deep.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#772448 Oct 15, 2012
Mitt Romney is fun, witty, charming, a real raconteur. Who among us would not like to sit down and eat some Saltines and water with that man?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#772449 Oct 15, 2012
LifeSite Complains that Local Boy Scout Chapter is Not Homophobic Enough

http://www.religiondispatches.org/dispatches/...
fire the democrats

Euless, TX

#772450 Oct 15, 2012
FIRE THE GOP wrote:
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Here is the skinny liar.
Our fantastic Democratic President Clinton turned over a USA economy that was generating full employment, surplus and everything was great for everybody!
Now: if Bush had just sat there and "let it ride" this perfect economy would have generated $6 trillion in debt reduction! Even with wars would have generated $4 trillion!
But no.
Bush/Cheney had to have tax cuts for the richest!
So, surplus $6 trillion towards debt reduction was turned into $5 trillion of additional debt!
That is a $11 trillion swing in the wrong direction!
The biggest ripoff in history! The Republican projections of the economy never came true. Tax cuts have increased the debt. They borrowed to hand out millions to billionaires!
A chimp could have sat there and did better by doing nothing.
So?$11 trillion up in smoke! Still have millions without insurance? They solved nothing! But rich guys have more money.
Mitt Romney says: hey! That looks great! Let's do it again! Only this time ramp up those rich guy tax cuts 4 times more! Insane.
He will cut Medicare, social security, Medicaid, affordable care act, raise taxes on regular folks.......and ruin the country again.
WAKE UP DUMBFFFFFCK!
Vote for Mitt and save American Ambassadors!
fred

Milford, CT

#772451 Oct 15, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>If Romney wins there will absolutely be some type of stimulis, unfunded of course because we are broke, and the rightwingers will cheer. Fcking hypocrites.
The Kenyan mau mau lie frequently during the debate. The lizard will be fact checked to death.

CBS: Polls: On eve of second debate, Romney on the rise.

UPDATE: A “structural change” in the race?

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#772452 Oct 15, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sorry, when did Clinton order our military to invade/destroy/rebuild Iraq?
When did Clinton order the regime change in Iraq? how did you think that was going to happen?
George W. Bush did not invent the idea of deposing the Iraqi tyrant. For years before he came on the scene, removing Saddam Hussein had been a priority embraced by the Democratic administration of Bill Clinton and by Clinton’s most vocal supporters in the Senate:

Saddam Hussein must not be allowed to threaten his neighbors or the world with nuclear arms, poison gas, or biological weapons.... Other countries possess weapons of mass destruction and ballistic missiles. With Saddam, there is one big difference: he has used them. Not once, but repeatedly.... I have no doubt today that, left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will use these terrible weapons again.

These were the words of President Clinton on the night of December 16, 1998 as he announced a four-day bombing campaign over Iraq. Only six weeks earlier, Clinton had signed the Iraq Liberation Act authorizing Saddam’s overthrow—an initiative supported unanimously in the Senate and by a margin of 360 to 38 in the House.“Iraqis deserve and desire freedom,” Clinton had declared. On the evening the bombs began to drop, Vice President Al Gore told CNN’s Larry King:

You allow someone like Saddam Hussein to get nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, chemical weapons, biological weapons. How many people is he going to kill with such weapons?... We are not going to allow him to succeed.[emphasis added]

What these and other such statements remind us is that, by the time George Bush entered the White House in January 2001, the United States was already at war with Iraq, and in fact had been at war for a decade, ever since the first Gulf war in the early 1990’s.(This was literally the case, the end of hostilities in 1991 being merely a cease-fire and not a formal surrender followed by a peace treaty.) Not only that, but the diplomatic and military framework Bush inherited for neutralizing the Middle East’s most fearsome dictator had been approved by the United Nations. It consisted of (a) regular UN inspections to track and dispose of weapons of mass destruction (WMD’s) remaining in Saddam’s arsenal since the first Gulf war; (b) UN-monitored sanctions to prevent Saddam from acquiring the means to make more WMD’s; and (c) the creation of so-called “no-fly zones” over large sections of southern and northern Iraq to deter Saddam from sending the remnants of his air force against resisting Kurds and Shiite Muslims.

The problem, as Bill Clinton discovered at the start of his second term, was that this “containment regime” was collapsing. By this point Saddam was not just the brutal dictator who had killed as many as two million of his own people and used chemical weapons in battle against Iran (and in 1988 against Iraqis themselves). Nor was he just the regional aggressor who had to be driven out of Kuwait in 1991 by an international coalition of armed forces in Operation Desert Storm. As Clinton recognized, Saddam’s WMD programs, in combination with his ties to international terrorists, posed a direct challenge to the United States.

In a February 17, 1998 speech at the Pentagon, Clinton focused on what in his State of the Union address a few weeks earlier he had called an “unholy axis” of rogue states and predatory powers threatening the world’s security.“There is no more clear example of this threat,” he asserted,“than Saddam Hussein’s Iraq,” and he added that the danger would grow many times worse if Saddam were able to realize his thoroughly documented ambition, going back decades and at one point close to accomplishment, of acquiring an arsenal of nuclear as well as chemical and biological weapons. The United States, Clinton said,“simply cannot allow this to happen.”
fred

Milford, CT

#772453 Oct 15, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>If Romney wins there will absolutely be some type of stimulis, unfunded of course because we are broke, and the rightwingers will cheer. Fcking hypocrites.
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