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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#784641 Oct 26, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Bush drive for home ownership fueled housing bubble
For much of the Bush presidency, the White House was preoccupied by terrorism and war; on the economic front, its pressing concerns were cutting taxes and privatizing Social Security, a government retirement and disability benefits program. The housing market was a bright spot: Ever-rising home values kept the economy humming, as owners drew down on their equity to buy consumer goods and pack their children off to college.
Lawrence Lindsay, Bush's first chief economic adviser, said there was little impetus to raise alarms about the proliferation of easy credit that was helping Bush meet housing goals.
"No one wanted to stop that bubble," Lindsay said. "It would have conflicted with the president's own policies."
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/business/wo...
Here's the link to the Wall Street Journal (who has never had a writer(s) busted for receiving a Pulitzer Prize for a fraudulent story) that describes the Democrats negotiating for no effective oversight of their ludicrous Marxist subprime housing mortgage underwriting program.
After the Democrats received this, they met their obligation and supported the war in Iraq... for a while.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1222905743912...

Everyone is already aware of what happened to our economy after the Democrats assumed complete oversight of it in January, 2007, and watched it collapse after 2 years of Demcorat oversight.
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#784642 Oct 26, 2012
ChromiuMan wrote:
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LOL! You got it half right. One obvious reason that he lost the first debate was because Romney didn't say any of the things Obama had prepped for. It's even more obvious that you CANNOT and WILL NOT acknowledge that Romney flipped on almost everything he's been saying for the last year.
so you admit that Obama is unable to think on his feet...
LOL

Sparta, NJ

#784643 Oct 26, 2012
"... like shaking hands with a dead fish." Charles Woods

I'm sorry, Mr. Woods, but your son was just a bump in the road, caught in a less than optimal situation. The so-called Commander-in-Chief was too busy packing for par-tay in Vegas to bother with something as slight as a terroist attack.

Americans, please remember this on November 6th.
Florida

Tampa, FL

#784644 Oct 26, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Like holding a fundraiser in Israel and not checking green cards at the door?
Obama America has become a tent city. Occupy Wall Street sonicmoron still waiting in line for candy and handouts....
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What is obama hiding?
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It's the culture...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#784645 Oct 26, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Like holding a fundraiser in Israel and not checking green cards at the door?
Hey, video editor....

DBWriter wrote:
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You talk, but you don't say anything.
How about you tell us what you discovered, dupe.

What was the empty chair in the White House watching when the real-time video of the attack was being transmitted?

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#784646 Oct 26, 2012
glennm69 wrote:
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The crime occurred in the Oval office when the President chose to go to bed instead of mobilizing military units in the area that could have defended our consulate and the people in it.
The crime occured when the administration prromoted the big lie that the event in Benghazi was just a spontaneous reaction to a you tube video.
The crime occured when ths Obama administration spent 70 thousand USD on a television adverstisement aired in Pakistan to promote the lie that this spontaneous reaction to the you tube video was not the fault of the United States.
The crime occured when Obama himself addressed the United Nations and old that very same lie over and over again.
There is proof that the events in Benghazi were not some spontaneous reaction to a you tube video. They were in fact a terrorist attack on theUnited States of America.
Now after having been solely responsible for the death of Bin Laden the Obama campaign was promoting the concept that if not dead terrorism was on its way to sure defeat because of Obama's magic leadership qualities that have brought peace and happiness to the world.(after all isn't he still the chosen one)
Democrats have chosen to make this event a political issue because they lied about it all BIG Time.
If this group were related to Pinochio they would all have noses bouncing off of the floor.
Nixon resigned because he was caught covering up a breakin at a democrat compaign office in which no one died.
Obama is creating fiction because it is politically expedient to do so. He is covering up his own lack of leadership. He is covering up his own inadequacy as the leader of the free world.
Obama has been telling this big fat lie to the world because he thinks it will help him get reelected to the office of POTUS.
What military units in that area?

You keep lying about this. Four dead Americans & you lie? Really.

We did not know for sure even days afterward.

If Obama wanted to play politics, he would have declared it a terrorist attack & how he was needed to continue is work in killing Al Qaeda through his done warfare. A warfare you right whiners constantly bitched about.

But hey, Glenn, you keep defending the party that lied & got 4000 soldiers killed in a made up war.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#784647 Oct 26, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>That's not just a Tea Party stance. I believe all good decent Americans want the abuses to stop.
Agreed.

ABO
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#784648 Oct 26, 2012
It's looking like payback time for Democrats. Obama will win Electoral Votes while Romney could possibly win popular vote. Election favors President Obama.
Obama Biden 2012.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#784649 Oct 26, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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It would make me laugh, too, if it were happening in some third world country instead of here.
here's the post again for you to respond this time:
DBWriter wrote:
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Would you be talking about the recession caused by the Democrats' ludicrous Marxist subprime housing mortgage underwriting program that collapsed our economy after 2 years of oversight by the Democrats?
Advocating home ownership is hardly novel; Bill Clinton's administration did it, too. For Bush, it was part of his vision of an "ownership society," in which Americans would rely less on the government for health care, retirement and shelter. It was also good politics, a way to court black and Hispanic voters.

But for much of Bush's tenure, government statistics show, incomes for most families remained relatively stagnant while housing prices skyrocketed. That put home ownership increasingly out of reach for first-time buyers like West.

So Bush had to, in his words, "use the mighty muscle of the federal government" to meet his goal. He proposed affordable housing tax incentives. He insisted that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac meet ambitious new goals for low-income lending.

Concerned that down payments were a barrier, Bush persuaded Congress to spend as much as $200 million a year to help first-time buyers with down payments and closing costs.

And he pushed to allow first-time buyers to qualify for government insured mortgages with no money down. Republican congressional leaders and some housing advocates balked, arguing that homeowners with no stake in their investments would be more prone to walk away, as West did. Many economic experts, including some in the White House, now share that view.

The president also leaned on mortgage brokers and lenders to devise their own innovations. "Corporate America," he said, "has a responsibility to work to make America a compassionate place."

And corporate America, eyeing a lucrative market, delivered in ways Bush might not have expected, with a proliferation of too-good-to-be-true teaser rates and interest-only loans that were sold to investors in a loosely regulated environment. But Bush populated the financial system's alphabet soup of oversight agencies with people who, like him, wanted fewer rules, not more.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/business/wo...
LOL

Sparta, NJ

#784650 Oct 26, 2012
Woods said Biden came over to his family and asked in a “loud and boisterous” voice,“Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?”

Joe "Giggles" Biden, one heartbeat away from the presidency ... America MUST do better or it deserves to fail.
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#784651 Oct 26, 2012
leosnana wrote:
“Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.”
headlines are written by the newspaper editors, not by the column authors...you lying sack-o-shit.....
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#784652 Oct 26, 2012
carol wrote:
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Clint Eastwood was right. When Barack Obama's leadership has been needed, he has been absent.
~While at the University of Chicago, according to Senior Lecturer Richard Epstein, "Obama did the minimal amount of work to get through. No one remembers him. He was not a participant in luncheons or workshops. He was here and gone."
~As a U.S. senator for less than one term, according to Gov Track.us, "From Jan 2005 to Oct 2008, Obama missed 314 of 1300 recorded or roll call votes, which is 24.0%. This is worse than the median of 2.4%."
~As President, the Government Accountability Institute points out that from January 23, 2009 until May 31, 2012, President Obama was in office for 1,225 days and only attended 536 presidential daily briefs, an anemic 43.8% attendance record.
(The Obama administration contends that holding such meetings is not important, that the president simply reads his PDB when there is no meeting.)
~According to CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller, President Obama has held 208 fundraisers since filing papers for re-election including 141 so far in 2012.
(For comparison's sake, President George W. Bush, who was facing a tough re-election campaign attended a total of 97 fundraisers.)
http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/09/empty_...
When was the last time President Obama met with Congress members?
President Obama, where art thou?
I like Clint Eastwood and I am not going to disparage an old man. He is clearly wrong in this instance. Republicans refuse to compromise with the president so what would be the point in meeting with them.

May as well wait until he is re-elected, I feel the Republicans will be more open the compromise, I cannot image them being stubborn jackasses for another 4 years, if not another 4 years of the do nothing Congress.
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#784653 Oct 26, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>There are abuses across the board, why go after just the unemployment cheaters? Go after them all, from corporations to welfare cheaters.
agree....add in fraudulent voters, who should be jailed....

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#784654 Oct 26, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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You just can't let go of a good lie can you DB? No government program was responsible for the collapse of the housing market, it was unregulated mortgage brokers like Countrywide and Indy Mac who purposely made these sketchy loans with the intention of selling them off before they went bad. These mortgage originators weren't even subject to CRA rules which were in fact fairly stringent.
www.businessweek.com/investing/insights/.../c...
You're an idiot DB.
Let's get this fact straight for the last time. It was the run on the money markets that caused Lehman Bros to collapse and start the dominoes falling! Now who is known to do such things? Who benefited the most having it happen 6 weeks before the election?

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#784655 Oct 26, 2012
Nobama wrote:
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Homer apparently preferred to piss away $2 trillion instead of $1 trillion......
Homer should check out some of the gross abuses in unemployment compensation....like those who retire, but still find a way to collect unemployment benefits.....
Lets check out the abuses in military contracting.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#784656 Oct 26, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>
headlines are written by the newspaper editors, not by the column authors...you lying sack-o-shit.....
Bah, if he authored the column then he signed off on the headline. Weak.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#784657 Oct 26, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey, video editor....
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
You talk, but you don't say anything.
How about you tell us what you discovered, dupe.
What was the empty chair in the White House watching when the real-time video of the attack was being transmitted?
I'm not wasting time answering questions you can't answer.

I've played the birther games before.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#784658 Oct 26, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Real time?
Two and a half hours after the attack began, an unarmed predator drone was diverted from a surveillance mission over another part of Libya to the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.
That, plus a second unarmed drone dispatched four hours and 15 minutes later, were the only U.S. military forces sent to the scene of the attack. Commandos were dispatched from Europe to an air field in Sigonella, Sicily, but by the time they got there the attack in Benghazi was over.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday defended the U.S. military response, saying the situation on the ground was too confusing.
"You don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's on, without having some real time information about what's taking place," Panetta said.
He said senior officers, including Gen. Carter Ham, the U.S. commander for Africa, and General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, all opposed military intervention.
"General Ham, General Dempsey and I felt very strongly that we could not put forces at risk in that situation," Panetta said.
When asked whether they had forces on any heightened alert in that area because of the approaching 9/11 anniversary, Panetta said they did.
Gen. Dempsey added: "And let me point out, it was 9/11 everywhere in the world."
Defense officials say a general alert had been issued to U.S. forces worldwide, but no special alert had been ordered for Libya because there was no intelligence predicting an attack.
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-5754071...
The attack lasted 6 hours.
How about the real-time communication with the actual team fighting? Did Obama's empty chair think they didn't know what they were talking about?
Do you think after Stevens filled Obama's empty chair's mailbox with statements like "an Al Qaeda attack is inevitable" someone would send one of the carriers to be on station in the Gulf of Sidra?
Perhaps, just like Obama's empty chair didn't think the people fighting the terrorists knew what they were talking about, he also thought Stevens didn't know what he was talking about, either, when Stevens is telling Obama's empty chair multiple times far in advance of the attempt to kidnap Stevens that an Al Qaeda attack is inevitable.

Seems like we don't have enough ships in our Navy, doesn't it?
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#784659 Oct 26, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>That's not just a Tea Party stance. I believe all good decent Americans want the abuses to stop.
like Obamaphones???...

Since: May 11

Newville, PA

#784660 Oct 26, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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Would you be talking about the recession caused by the Democrats' ludicrous Marxist subprime housing mortgage underwriting program that collapsed our economy after 2 years of oversight by the Democrats?
List??

Where is that list?

You know, the one you keep running from?

Show me the list of legislation the Democrats passed & Bush signed in the first 9 months of 2007 that created this recession.

Come on. Do it. Don't keep running from this - it makes you look uninformed & foolish.

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