Barack Obama, our next President

"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 ... Full Story
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#774477 Oct 16, 2012
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Where? Full transcript.
I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers. They exemplified America's commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives.
I have directed my Administration to provide all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya, and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe. While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.
On a personal note, Chris was a courageous and exemplary representative of the United States. Throughout the Libyan revolution, he selflessly served our country and the Libyan people at our mission in Benghazi. As Ambassador in Tripoli, he has supported Libya's transition to democracy. His legacy will endure wherever human beings reach for liberty and justice. I am profoundly grateful for his service to my Administration, and deeply saddened by this loss.
The brave Americans we lost represent the extraordinary service and sacrifices that our civilians make every day around the globe. As we stand united with their families, let us now redouble our own efforts to carry their work forward.
Where? On TV just a few minutes ago! Sans transcript!!

Do you think everyone who watched is running to Topix to demand a transcript?
carol

Orlando, FL

#774478 Oct 16, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>There was far more to the Libyan incident than the President felt was wise to make public. He went with the video story as a matter of national security and the safety of those remaining in Libya and other Middle East locations. The Republicans endangered many American lives by politicizing the incident for political gain.
To quote Biden, "That's a bunch of malarkey!"

He's covering up why security was removed from Libya when a well-orchestrated terrorist attack was known to be brewing on the anniversary of 9/11 under his watch resulting in four dead Americans.

If he had admitted to all of this, he knew he wouldn't have recovered politically this close to an election.

It's all about fooling the easily fooled to get votes. That's all it's ever been about.
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#774479 Oct 16, 2012
Candy Crowley just now on Romney's Libya flub: "He was right in the main, but he just chose the wrong word."

WTH, does that make any sense for you to fact check in the middle of debate. What a dolt!
Obama 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#774480 Oct 16, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Then he said, kids need two parents! Well, using that logic, the Colorado killer was highly educated, had two parents. The Craigslist killer, a med student, rich two parent family. The columbine killers, two parent families..
He didn't answer the effing question, tried to blame it on single parents and fast and furious. Classic republican twister
What does Rmoney know about "two parents"? Their kids were all raised by nannies and babysitters while Ann was out frolicking around on her dancing horse from which they claimed a $77,000 tax deduction.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#774481 Oct 16, 2012
kuda wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, two out of three ain’t bad (maybe all three — depending on how inclusive Obama intended with his China challenges).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =quOGuEvTX8cXX&feature=rel ated
Obama ruled by not letting Romney get away with his bait-and-switch strategy and somehow managed to do it without using the word “liar.”
Romney looked appropriately like a shamed school boy when Obama reprimanded him for politicizing the embassy attack while it was still in the acute stage.
And Candy rocks! What a pro!
Agree!
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#774482 Oct 16, 2012
Romney Somehow Manages to Bungle His Biggest Opportunity to Attack on Foreign Policy

Foreign policy issues occupied a small portion of tonight’s debate, but they had an enormous impact on the outcome. The main sustained exchange between the two candidates on these issues was a clear defeat for Romney. This isn’t just my judgment, but was the widely shared view of observers from across the spectrum. Incredibly, Romney was so wedded to the idea that the administration didn’t acknowledge a terrorist attack on the consulate that he managed to get some basic facts wrong on Obama’s initial statement on September 12. One would think that his campaign would have made the effort to double-check the support for one of his biggest attacks of the night.

It has been taken for granted for weeks that the attack on the consulate was a political liability for Obama, and it still could be, but Romney flubbed his criticisms so badly that he turned it into an advantage for his opponent. He took an issue where he had a clear opening and advantage and completely failed to drive the point home. It was a measure of how much he was flailing in that exchange that Romney rattled off a list of his boilerplate remarks about international events, and these amounted to little more than a series of rehearsed complaints completely disconnected from any policy positions. It was Romney’s theme throughout the entire night:“Bad things are happening. I have no answers. Elect me.”

Romney has no foreign policy experience, and tonight everyone clearly saw that. He is superficially conversant with foreign policy issues, but hasn’t taken the time to learn enough about them to speak about them effectively or persuasively. Romney’s bad judgment and his lack of preparation on this front were on display, and it has probably become clear to a much wider audience that Romney lacks important qualifications for the Presidency.

The debate had already been going quite well for Obama during the first hour, and it seemed that Romney’s best chance would have been to trip up Obama on a question related to Libya. As it turned out, Romney couldn’t recover. Aside from a somewhat effective attack on the Fast and Furious operation, there was no part of the debate where Romney had the upper hand. It was a clear Obama win, and nearly as lopsided in his favor as it was for Romney in the first debate.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...
carol

Orlando, FL

#774483 Oct 16, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>
Draft dodger Mitt Rmoney avoided military service altogether by moving to France. His sons however, are "serving their country" by helping him get elected. What a bunch of "heroes" that gang is!
I don't recall Obama serving in the military. Maybe you can refresh my memory.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#774485 Oct 16, 2012
Obama 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Using that logic, more people were murdered in one day by terrorists in the U.S. under George Bush than during the entire Obama Presidency.
Hope you are a regular on this Board. Nice to finally have found someone else speaking intelligently!
And so it goes

Gering, NE

#774486 Oct 16, 2012
James Madison wrote:
You people are like Charlie Brown and obama is Lucy
That was dumb! I bet you preferred tickle-me-Biden too. LOL
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#774487 Oct 16, 2012
Obama — And The Moderator — Call Romney Out For Libya Falsehood

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/10/ob...

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#774488 Oct 16, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, he did...and then he claimed they were still "investigating" it 14 days later when the State Department knew exactly what happened, how it happened and why it happened within 24 hours after the attack.

Admitting to a terrorist attack on 9/11 with four dead Americans including an ambassador wouldn't help his chances for reelection.

He had more pressing fundraiser events to attend anyway.
But if he had misquoted there would have been fault found too. He was damned either way. Tough spot

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#774490 Oct 16, 2012
dem wrote:
Good night morons.
Gonna be a restless night sleep for you morons.
See ya at 5am.
I guess that is when you get up to pee...huh?
Obama 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#774491 Oct 16, 2012
Obama is a joke wrote:
<quoted text>
How would blaming a video, when everyone already knew that it was a terrorist attack, protect national security?
You don't know what the President knew. You weren't there. President Obama is a very wise man. He knew the best thing to do and the best things to say to protect the remaining foreign diplomats. When you're dealing with terrorists you have to be politically savvy or people die.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#774492 Oct 16, 2012
Thanks Crooked Candy...Rescues Obamas Butt!!
Act of terror her huge fat Ass!!

“Stuffs gettin better ”

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#774494 Oct 16, 2012
Obama explains cost of health care.

sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#774495 Oct 16, 2012
What a difference a disaster makes.

Where last week President Obama was listless, passive, crotchety, tonight in New York he had a noticeable spring in his step. A swagger, even. In what may turn out to be the most replayed snippet of all three debates, Obama invited Mitt Romney to attack him over the administration’s handling of the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi.“Please proceed, governor,” he said, cockily. Romney bungled the attack — the low-information viewer was led to believe Obama and his staff were never in doubt the attack was planned and perpetrated by terrorists — and even managed to praise the president for taking responsibility for it.

Romney’s was an unforgivable whiff. Surely he is kicking himself as I write.(A lot of conservative ire on this exchange will be directed at CNN moderator Candy Crowley. In her defense, I think she attempted balance in her intervention; she noted that the president used the words “act of terror” but also defended Romney’s assertion that the administration continued to peddle the “spontaneous demonstration” canard.)

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/obama-...
Obama is a joke

Emmaus, PA

#774496 Oct 16, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Then he said, kids need two parents! Well, using that logic, the Colorado killer was highly educated, had two parents. The Craigslist killer, a med student, rich two parent family. The columbine killers, two parent families..
He didn't answer the effing question, tried to blame it on single parents and fast and furious. Classic republican twister
Approximately 30% of all American children are born into single-parent homes, and for the black community, that figure is 68%;
• Fatherless children are at a dramatically greater risk of drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, suicide, poor educational performance, teen pregnancy, and criminality, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics.
• Over half of all children living with a single mother are living in poverty, a rate 5 to 6 times that of kids living with both parents;
• Child abuse is significantly more likely to occur in single parent homes than in intact families;
• 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes according to the U.S. Bureau of the Census;
• 72% of adolescent murderers grew up without fathers. 60% of America's rapists grew up the same way according to a study by D. Cornell (et al.), in Behavioral Sciences and the Law;
• 63% of 1500 CEOs and human resource directors said it was not reasonable for a father to take a leave after the birth of a child;
• 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes according to the National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools;
• 80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes according to a report in Criminal Justice & Behavior;
• In single-mother families in the U.S. about 66% of young children live in poverty;
• 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes;
• Children from low-income, two-parent families outperform students from high-income, single-parent homes. Almost twice as many high achievers come from two-parent homes as one-parent homes according to a study by the Charles F. Kettering Foundation.
• 85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes according to a study by the Center for Disease Control;
• Of all violent crimes against women committed by intimates about 65% were committed by either boy-friends or ex-husbands, compared with 9 % by husbands;
• Girls living with non-natal fathers (boyfriends and stepfathers) are at higher risk for sexual abuse than girls living with natal fathers;
• Daughters of single mothers are 53% more likely to marry as teenagers, 111% more likely to have children as teenagers, 164% more likely to have a premarital birth and 92% more likely to dissolve their own marriages.
• A large survey conducted in the late 1980s found that about 20% of divorced fathers had not seen his children in the past year, and that fewer than 50% saw their children more than a few times a year.
• Juvenile crime, the majority of which is committed by males, has increased six-fold since 1992;
• In a longitudinal study of 1,197 fourth-grade students, researchers observed "greater levels of aggression in boys from mother-only households than from boys in mother-father households," according to a study published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology.
• The Scholastic Aptitude Test scores have declined more than 70 points in the past two decades; children in single-parent families tend to score lower on standardized tests and to receive lower grades in school according to a Congressional Research Service Report.

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wired-suc...

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#774497 Oct 16, 2012
Father Time wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you vote a hundred times for Romney?
No that only happens in Chicago-I left that liberal bastion of O'bama's home broke ass town over 2 years ago. Liberals don't know how to govern an ant farm.
I think they consider that a small business and they tax that at exorbitant rates also. Poor kids.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#774498 Oct 16, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>To quote Biden, "That's a bunch of malarkey!"

He's covering up why security was removed from Libya when a well-orchestrated terrorist attack was known to be brewing on the anniversary of 9/11 under his watch resulting in four dead Americans.

If he had admitted to all of this, he knew he wouldn't have recovered politically this close to an election.

It's all about fooling the easily fooled to get votes. That's all it's ever been about.
Oh my. Where are you getting your information? There have been security threats on 9/11 since the World Trade Centers attack. Where else would you like security increased on that date? Should we close all government agencies? Churches? Keep kids home from schools? Be realistic! Or, be Mormon and stockpile-food and wives!!
Black Wino

Palm Desert, CA

#774500 Oct 16, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, republican men only attack little boys.
Right, Jeff.
yeah.....dat Romney sho nuff made da Chimp looks likes a fool...

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