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
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#775945 Oct 18, 2012
Millions of African-Americans are worse off economically than four years ago, Bloomberg News writes, although many of the challenges they have faced long preceded President Obama.

Black Unemployment Nearly Twice that of Whites

"Today’s 14.1 percent black unemployment rate is almost twice the 7.4 percent white rate, and the racial gap — after narrowing from 2005 to 2009 — has widened since the recession’s June 2009 end. At Obama’s inauguration, 7.1 percent of whites were jobless compared with 12.7 percent of blacks,” Bloomberg writes.“Amid a fitful economic recovery over the past three years, black households’ median annual income fell 11.1 percent, more than twice the 5.2 percent inflation-adjusted decline suffered by white households, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by Sentier Research.”
Jane Says

New York, NY

#775946 Oct 18, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney applied Affirmative Action? He denied qualified men jobs & replaced them with women who must not have been as qualified else they would have been considered in the first place.
I thought you right whiners hated affirmative action.
anyone with ANY business sense knows the difference between affirmative action and inclusiveness. I was in Executive Search and we were prepared with "binders" of QUALIFIED women and minorities, so they would be represented when a client firm was looking to fill a high level position. of course the people behind these resumes were thoroughly VETTED, unlike the current president. there had to be knowledge and substance along with style.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#775947 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Women are not going back to 1950, it's not going to happen
You are correct-it is now 2012. The only women that are not seeing the future is bright with Romney are the ones that keep looking back. I wasn't born in the 50's-so it is difficult to compare your statement with reality.

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#775948 Oct 18, 2012
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Legal immigrants are the ones mainly responsible for taking jobs away from Americans. They will qualify for O'bamacare-who are you kidding?
They will not qualify for subsidies to buy insurance under the ACA.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#775949 Oct 18, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
If Romney wins, I know there is still a liberal in the White House.
I disagree. Romney is a liar about everything he says. You may think he appeared liberal in Mass. That's because the Democrats overrode his vetoes over 800 times. He was against emergency contraception for rape victims.
He has it in for women big time. Back to 1950, criminalizing abortion, jailing women, personhood, forcing to bear rapists babies, defunding planned parenthood. There were no women or minorities at Bain.
His contempt for women and minorities is ingrained in him from his religion.
When asked the question on assault weapons ban; he went on a stupid irrelevant tirade about single mothers!
That comes from Momonism.
Women will be so screwed if this maniac gets elected
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#775950 Oct 18, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You still haven't answered the post. Tell us why you think this. Explain your viewpoint. I'll help you. Here's the post again:
There are many statements in the post describing the requirement of very sophisticated training and intelligence.
Here's the post again for your reference. If you're too ignorant to even participate in the discussion, please leave the discussion to the adults.
Obama is completely out of touch. He's not in charge of anything. He says only what he's ordered to say. Everything is scripted for him. That's the legacy he'll leave. We have never had a president that was so inconsequential.
I smell Vallerie Jarrett. She decided we didn't want to offend the terrorists we knew were organizing in Libya, so she ordered the ambassador to be with very low security.
Now, let's get to the real issue:
It's obvious Al Qaeda trained their assault team very thuroughly in some mock-up facility of the exact location of the attack. All you have to do is observe the precision of their movements through the facility to deduce this. This was a very precisely planned attack requiring coordination of movement during action through multiple locations.
This requires precise timing. The timing is based on the location of the American ambassador. The assault team has to be assembled. They're not just hanging around at the assault point fully armed for weeks waiting for the ambassador to arrive. They know they will get a signal from somewhere that starts their attack. Their attack starts with the notification of everyone in the assault team, everyone involved in the placement of the heavy weapons, the diversionary fire team, and everyone involved in the communication between the different elements of the attack.
They have to know exactly when the ambassador will be at the consulate.
If they did not have information directly from the US government, and I suspect Vallerie Jarrett, then it would have been impossible for them to execute this type of assault. Without someone in either the State Department or the White House giving to Al Qaeda real-time location information of the American ambassador, they would have attempted to kill him at the usual location, the embassy in Tripoli.
This is too much like the very next "secret" mission of SEAL Team Six when their helicopter descended to disembark the SEAL team at the "secret" location right into the sights of a lone Taliban waiting for them with a rocket launcher.
You can't answer it.

The birther rules of dialog have become the new right wing syntax.

And you wonder why you have to call all the fact checkers liberals? Well other than that TAC site.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#775951 Oct 18, 2012
Gunner wrote:
Millions of African-Americans are worse off economically than four years ago, Bloomberg News writes, although many of the challenges they have faced long preceded President Obama.
Black Unemployment Nearly Twice that of Whites
"Today’s 14.1 percent black unemployment rate is almost twice the 7.4 percent white rate, and the racial gap — after narrowing from 2005 to 2009 — has widened since the recession’s June 2009 end. At Obama’s inauguration, 7.1 percent of whites were jobless compared with 12.7 percent of blacks,” Bloomberg writes.“Amid a fitful economic recovery over the past three years, black households’ median annual income fell 11.1 percent, more than twice the 5.2 percent inflation-adjusted decline suffered by white households, according to an analysis of Census Bureau data by Sentier Research.”
Tax cuts for the rich aint working.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#775953 Oct 18, 2012
Gunner wrote:
Another Instance of Insanity by Crazy Uncle Joe
"I want to make this clear so there no misunderstanding anybody. I got a daughter, lost a daughter, got four granddaughters, and Barack has two daughters. We are absolutely — this is to our core — my daughter, and my granddaughters and Barack’s daughters are entitled to every single solitary operation! EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY OPERATION!"
What is insane about these two wonderful fathers who will fight for women's rights ?

Democratic men love women.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#775955 Oct 18, 2012
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>You are correct-it is now 2012. The only women that are not seeing the future is bright with Romney are the ones that keep looking back. I wasn't born in the 50's-so it is difficult to compare your statement with reality.
Go watch Leave it to Beaver reruns.

Mitt is Ward, Ann is June

Ryan is Beaver

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#775956 Oct 18, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow.
No this idiot blames the drop of gasoline on the CRA.
Is there no end to your stupidity?
The CRA had nothing to do with unfunded tax cuts, unfunded wars, unfunded expansions to medicare, unfunded growth in government.
The CRA had noting to do mortgage sellers selling loans to people who could not afford it, selling those mortgages to financial institutions who bundled these bad mortgages with good mortgages, bought AAA ratings & sold them to unsuspecting investors.
The CRA had nothing to do with the housing bubble.
The only thong the CRA did was provide idiots like you an excuse for your party's failures in creating the worst recession in 80 years.
In 2008 oil went from $147 to in the $30's. Because of demand. They stabilized in Aug of 2009.
Of course, being an oil expert, I thought you would know that.
More talking through your (ignorant) ass.

There is no possible way for you to know anything about what you said, unless you look into what the Director of OFHEO said in their testimony before Congress in 2003 when they identified Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac criminally cooking their books to hide the CRA disaster.
After the Republicans gave the Democrats what they wanted in 2003, that being no effective oversight of the financial institutions cooking their books to hide the CRA disaster, and after the Democrats responded to that concession by being for the Iraq incursion before they were against it, the "Special Purpose Vehicles" began to appear.
The only way you can know anything about what you claim to know is to be able to go into the foreign countries where the mother companies established these "Special Purpose Vehicles" and examine their books. That is where the individual "toxic asset" mortgages are. The only entries in the books of the mother companies of these "Special Purpose Vehicles" are the single "traunches" that are comprised of all these CRA "toxic asset" mortgages created by the Democrats' ludicrous subprime mortgage underwriting program.

Please tell us how you convinced the governments of these foreign countries to force these "Special Purpose Vehicles" to open their books for you so you could get all the data you need to make the claim you make.

Then explain to us why Ben Bernanke utterring the words "Special Purpose Vehicles" in front of Barney Frank's committee was enough to shut every Democrat mouth in DC and guarantee Bernanke unanimous support from the Democrats to continue as head of the Fed.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#775957 Oct 18, 2012
War on Woman…’ Anita Dunn “ This president has a real problem with woman” this administration would be in court for a hostile workplace ... Because it actually fit all of the classic legal requirements for a genuinely hostile workplace to women!'"
Christina Romer, former head of the Council of Economic advisers, described one meeting with the Boys which she was “boxed out” Romer said “I felt like a piece of meat!!” These are testimonial by woman about Obama and his administration character… Ouch!!

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

Since: Oct 12

Chicago Thugtown

#775960 Oct 18, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
I disagree. Romney is a liar about everything he says. You may think he appeared liberal in Mass. That's because the Democrats overrode his vetoes over 800 times. He was against emergency contraception for rape victims.
He has it in for women big time. Back to 1950, criminalizing abortion, jailing women, personhood, forcing to bear rapists babies, defunding planned parenthood. There were no women or minorities at Bain.
His contempt for women and minorities is ingrained in him from his religion.
When asked the question on assault weapons ban; he went on a stupid irrelevant tirade about single mothers!
That comes from Momonism.
Women will be so screwed if this maniac gets elected
Then you have nothing to worry about.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#775961 Oct 18, 2012
Tagg Romney says he wanted to ‘take a swing’ at Obama during the debate

Mitt Romney's eldest son joked to a local radio station that President Obama's jabs at his dad made him want to “take a swing at him.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/tagg...

Nice

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#775962 Oct 18, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow.
No this idiot blames the drop of gasoline on the CRA.
Is there no end to your stupidity?
The CRA had nothing to do with unfunded tax cuts, unfunded wars, unfunded expansions to medicare, unfunded growth in government.
The CRA had noting to do mortgage sellers selling loans to people who could not afford it, selling those mortgages to financial institutions who bundled these bad mortgages with good mortgages, bought AAA ratings & sold them to unsuspecting investors.
The CRA had nothing to do with the housing bubble.
The only thong the CRA did was provide idiots like you an excuse for your party's failures in creating the worst recession in 80 years.
In 2008 oil went from $147 to in the $30's. Because of demand. They stabilized in Aug of 2009.
Of course, being an oil expert, I thought you would know that.
This response is straight from Saul Alinsky's rule number 1. "Power is not only what you have, but what the enemy thinks you have."

Most people aren't knowledgeable about how the entire contry was duped, and the actual mechanism for creating the collapse was used.
Well, most people. Not all of them.))))))
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#775963 Oct 18, 2012
Son of Republican Senate candidate caught on camera urging voters to send President Obama back to Kenya

'We have the opportunity to send President Obama back to Chicago — or Kenya,' said Jason Thompson, an attorney at a large Milwaukee law firm. Tommy Thompson's campaign says his son has apologized.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/cand...

Nice
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#775964 Oct 18, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's keep firing policemen.
The number of law enforcement personnel has nothing to do with the rising rate of violent crime.
Hemp Underpants

Santiago, Chile

#775965 Oct 18, 2012
I, Dawn Raphael d'Santino Augustino Luis Alonzo Marie stood vigil from about 11:30 to 1:30 am, to purify my spirit for the test I was about to face. As the sun rose I admit I was sleeping probably but I awoke mid-morning to see the Priests of the Youth Hostel - Hostel Priests we called them - waiting in hooded silence at the door to my cell. I stifled a small laugh to see the miserable cassocks they'd sewn for themselves, for, though we were proud and self-sufficient people, none of us could actually sew anything with the coarsely woven hemp fabric which stank of goat manure.

I rose from my bed, naked, and the Priests escorted me to the ceremonial chamber where sister Rosalie awaited. Without waiting to be told I lay down on the stone table, and, by tallow candles we had made ourselves from sheep's fat, Sister Rosalie sewed my vagina shut. From this day forward, I would be known as, THE UNHOLY WARRIOR! Ok, she didn't actually get the whole way up because the pain was excruciating! But symbolically I was no longer a mere void in a woman's body.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#775966 Oct 18, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
I get it. TARP was Obama's plan all along.
WTF was I thinking. Wall Street knew in early *& mid 2008 that they would get bailed out. Not only that, they were too stupid to know McCain would favor TARP.
You get dumber every f*cking day.
Obama never had a plan other than to do what he's told to do so he can ride in the gold seat on the government gravy train.

You didn't answer the post. There are many statements in the post. Pick any out and argue why you think they are inaccurate.
I'll help you. Here's the post again:

Democrats' ludicrous subprime housing loan program that collapsed our economy after 2 years of direct oversight by the Democrats?
Thanks for clearing that up for us.
"It was pathetic, dishonest, and an outright blatant lie for Romney to blame those on Obama."
Can you kindly explain to us why the financial institutions that caused the economic collapse gave so much bribe money to Obama, in the entire Congress only Christopher Dodd received more than Obama; and why these financial institutions that collapsed our economy gave that much money to Obama; and why you think there is not a link between Obama becoming president and all the money these institutions that collapsed our economy and gave a fortune in bribe money to Obama getting all the money they lost in the economic collapse they caused back PLUS enough money to purchase banks that didn't participate in the Democrats' idiotic subprime loan program but were devastated by the economic collapse.
Please explain this.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#775967 Oct 18, 2012
A Wisconsin lawmaker lost the endorsement of Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan on Thursday after he claimed that “some girls, they rape so easy.”

Freshman Rep. Roger Rivard told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that his comments, first made back in December to Chetek Alert newspaper, had been taken out of context.

The newspaper quoted him as saying his father warned him "some girls rape easy,” meaning girls could decide they regretted a sexual encounter and call it rape.

Seeking to clarify the remarks on Wednesday, Rivard again repeated them.

"He (my father) also told me one thing,`If you do (have premarital sex), just remember, consensual sex can turn into rape in an awful hurry,'" Rivard told the Journal Sentinel. "Because all of a sudden a young lady gets pregnant and the parents are madder than a wet hen and she's not going to say,‘Oh, yeah, I was part of the program.' All that she has to say or the parents have to say is it was rape because she's underage. And he just said,`Remember, Roger, if you go down that road, some girls,' he said,‘they rape so easy.'"

Hours later, Rivard’s camp issued a clarification to the clarification, calling rape a “horrible act of violence.”

But the backlash was quick and severe. Rivard, who is locked in a tight race with Democratic opponent Stephen Smith, lost the support of key Republican figures, including Paul Ryan.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/paul...

Just when you think you have heard everything.

Why do rightwingers hate women so much?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#775968 Oct 18, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
You can't answer it.
The birther rules of dialog have become the new right wing syntax.
And you wonder why you have to call all the fact checkers liberals? Well other than that TAC site.
Ahmed Abu Khattala has been named the leader/mastermind of the attack on the Benghazi consulate. Khattala heads the Benghazi based Ansar al-Sharia group and helped Libyan rebels topple Gaddafi from power.

Blue Mountain Group of Wales was providing security at the so called compound using Libyans with basic security training who patrolled with batons and flashlights.

If you google Khattala's full name full name you'll find a fresh and insightful daily mail piece with excellent photos. The safe room is like some fkn joke. The pastoral setting of the consulate building is also interesting in a wtf sort of way.

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