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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Patriot

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Oct 29, 2012
 
FYI - Their "Perfect Storm"

NRC Whistleblowers: Risk of Nuclear Melt-Down In U.S. Is Even HIGHER Than It Was at Fukushima


Massive Cover-Up of Risks from Flooding to Numerous U.S. Nuclear Facilities

Numerous American nuclear reactors are built within flood zones:

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/10/nrc-wh...
Peppy

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Oct 29, 2012
 
O Baloney wrote:
<quoted text>Not a very honest man, because in Fort hood: diversity rules
What do you call it when a self-proclaimed “Soldier of Allah” shouting “Allahu Akhbar” opens fire on dozens of US citizens — killing and maiming as many innocents as he can?
You call it terrorism, if you’re sane.
And “workplace violence,” if you’re the Obama administration.
That’s right: Three years after Nidal Malik Hasan’s jihadist shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, in which he murdered 13 people and wounded 29 more, the Defense Department still refuses to classify the attack as what it is: an act of terror.
Instead, it continues to label the shooting officially a case of “workplace violence.”
This isn’t just a question of linguistics; avoiding the terror designation means victims and their families “do not get combat-related special compensation that provides disability pay,” reports the military news site Stars and Stripes.
Which is why survivors and families of those killed released a video this month asking Obama & Co. to do right by the troops — and classify the attack as terrorism.
Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning, featured in the film, was shot six times but denied benefits that would accrue to a soldier injured in an act of terror or a battle overseas.
Fellow victims at Fort Hood “were killed and wounded by ... somebody who was there that day to kill soldiers, to prevent them from deploying,” says Manning.
“And if that’s not an act of war, an act of terrorism, I don’t know what is.”
Precisely. And there’s a paper trail a mile long that proves Manning’s point.
Before the bloody day, Hasan had defended suicide bombings and told fellow soldiers that Muslim service members would be justified in killing US troops.
Was he reported? Nope. Try promoted.
(So much for his being a disgruntled worker.)
The FBI even knew of Hasan’s communications with Anwar al-Awlaki, then one of the world’s most wanted terrorists, in which Hasan asked about carrying out jihad against the United States.
Yet in President Obama’s remarks at a memorial service for Fort Hood’s fallen, he never used the word terrorism. Not once.
Why is the administration trying to rewrite history? Comments by the Army’s chief of staff at the time, Gen. George Casey, might offer clues:“As horrific as this tragedy was, if our diversity becomes a casualty, I think that’s worse.”
There was an effort, that is, to dismiss Islamist terror — and not offend Muslims.
It is better in Obama's administration to deny heroes and their families all of the benefits and honors they are due.
Obama needs to rectify the situation.
In 2009, he said that, for “families who have lost a loved one, no words can fill the void that’s been left.” Which may be true.
But at least he can correct the record, call the massacre at Fort Hood by its true name — terror — and accord a proper measure of respect to troops who’ve been denied it these three long years.
It’s past time to act.
Agreed the jackwagon in the white house should declare this a terrorist activity to benefit those wounded and killed. A decent man would put his political BS aside and do the right the right thing.
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Oct 29, 2012
 
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Stop it. Since Obama became president tyrannical leaders are dropping like flies and you rightwingers have been whining about it the entire time. I would have had no issue taking Saddam out with a well placed missile strike or drone, he just didn't warrant and entire invasion, destruction and subsequent rebuilding of an entire nation. You Republicans always enter into everything with a lot of bluster and bombast and leave the rest of us to pick up the pieces.
W prevented the mass murderer Saddam from acquiring nukes.

The Kenyan? Iranian mullahs? Not so much.
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With any luck fred will be one of the ones killed by this storm....And all you racist in this storm.
Mitt romney said he will get rid of FEMA and federal flood insurance program..so we will see who begs for help up north when this is over...
Fortunately for many of our radically independent fellow Americans who agree with Romney that FEMA is immoral and see socialistic programs as giving handouts to the undeserving and totally unnecessary, President Obama, as everyone’s President, will quickly direct FEMA to help when and where it’s needed.

(Imagine Romney saying he feels compassionate. Now, try to imagine Romney actually feeling compassionate.)

Good luck to all in Sandy’s path! Please stay safe.

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Mike G wrote:
I voted for Barack Obama in 2008. To understand why I’m switching, it helps to understand why I backed him four years ago. I am a Democrat, but vote as an independent. I see people, not parties, so Obama’s label played no role.
My choice involved a simple calculation. Would John McCain or Obama be more likely to forge a consensus on big issues? America was dangerously polarized, and unable to act in ways that even 60 percent of the public could support. History shows that paralysis leads to disaster.
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Finally, there is temperament. Romney’s firm, steady demeanor during Obama’s rancid attempts at character assassination demonstrates the presidential character lacking in the incumbent.
That’s the change I want for my country.
Are you kidding me or what, from the time Obama was elected the so called "tea party" just evolved from no-where and started to rant with vile personal attacks on Obama camouflaged by screaming about cutting the spending, but never specified on "WHAT" as long as it wasn't any of their programs. Then they all run away from the race card but these attacks that started before Obama even had a chance to warm the chair in the whitehouse. Which sure looked liked racial overtones to anyone watching from the outside.
Then you have this new Republican party that has gone so far to the right even Ronald Reagan would not reconise them today.
These right wing rat bags have effectively stopped the country from functioning and you want to REWARD THEM!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

and give your vote to a man who changes his opinion on cruicial issues like the wind and you say you want change. Well you will get change alright, change every freaking day. Each day you wake up , you may find your country at war again, another day the stock market collapses and on another day the school bus doesn't turn up to pick up your kids because the funding is gone.
You will get that sort of change vs trying to bring back stability. The Republican party as it stands now will send America into the Abyss, there is not a doubt in my mind because they cannot adapt to the fast changing modern world and its implications for their fundemental ideology. Capitalism is not the cure all that is was in the early 1800's to 1960's it has to adapt or your slice of the pie will just get smaller and smaller. Why because the world has changed, its totally connected and not isolated as it was in those early days. So the same rules do not apply, its just unfortunate that Romney & his gang speak in the same ole rhetoric that is straight out of an episode of Mad Men only they are convinced its the cure for all ills. The sad part is that people like you buy that message thinking these guys will bring back Pleasantville.
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<quoted text>NY Giant's fan buddy, we won by a finger tip yesterday. If your frickin' 49ers can win tonight with the total pts being scored by both teams 35 or under, Homer and his wife will win this week's football pool.
Hope you win, I know the mortgage payment hinges upon it.

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Not to worry Carol. Voter apathy is going to kill Obama. He got out the vote last time, but it won't repeat. Many of the poor and young crowd may still support him, but will not show up to vote. His appeal is nowhere near 2008. My bet is that even the black panthers will not man the poles to intimidate this time around. Homer not withstanding of course.
I think they've realized what a clown act he really is. That demotivates any base.

I'd like to see the so-called "new" black panthers man the poles. It's more of a job than intimidating voters at the polls.
:-D

Would that be a hoe pole, a telephone pole, or are you making a joke about anal sex with a person of Polish ancestry?
... get it?... man the poles?... Oh, come on. That's funny.))))
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Mike G wrote:
McCain, a genuine American hero, often revealed his maverick streak, his choice of Sarah Palin being Exhibit A.
Getting shot down doesn't make you hero. Bravery in combat does. There's a difference.
Despite doubts about her readiness, I found myself defending her against the vicious attacks from the left, especially by women.
Your doubts were well justified. Backed by millions of female voters across the country. Even the McCain team soon realized what a blunder they had made in selecting "Mama Grizzly".
McCain was my real problem. Mavericks make good whistleblowers and lousy CEOs. Upsetting the apple cart is not a qualification for the Oval Office.
McCain was independent for about one year after Bush took office. Likely a consequence of anger at the way the Bush team ran its campaign against him during the South Carolina primaries in 2000. Then he kow-towed faithfully the rest of Bush's two terms.

Given all the corruption in Washington, a true Maverick would be welcome. Unfortunately, McCain has really been an insider most of his career. Part of the problem, not the solution.

As for your inference that CEO qualities make good presidents, I suggest you take a lesson from both GW Bush and Herbert Hoover. Furthermore, it's not the role of government to produce a profit.
He failed as president because he is incompetent, dishonest and not interested in the actual work of governing.
Which explains his ability to head off the worst economic disaster since the Great Depresson. Banks saved. General Motors and AIG bailed out. Unemployment halted at 10%. Now down to 8%.

Are you sure you're an "independent"?

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Homer

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Not to worry Carol. Voter apathy is going to kill Obama. He got out the vote last time, but it won't repeat. Many of the poor and young crowd may still support him, but will not show up to vote. His appeal is nowhere near 2008. My bet is that even the black panthers will not man the poles to intimidate this time around. Homer not withstanding of course.
Bah, that's all Fox News propaganda. Getting real windy outside.
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<quoted text>Chryslers suck. Chysler should have been allowed to die a natural death decades ago instead of being on the dole.
" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Chrys... ;
A sh!tty product should not continue to be financed by the taxpayers.
Screw GM too.
Barry continues to lie about how he saved the auto industry and thousands of jobs, the truth is the actual number of jobs saved is closer to 400 and 3/4 of those were executive... Barry can dress a lump of chit in a Barbie dress, and try to convince us black folk that it's the new Michelle Obama Barbie doll.....
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The Kenyan is 100% responsible for blackmailing bankers into issuing mortgages to minorities or face the charge of racism.
Bush signed The American Dream Act.

GOP failed to reign in bad loans when it was the majority party and could have done something.

GOP guilty. Case closed.
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<quoted text>The plan was good, the failure was his inability to get dickheads like you onboard. Romney if elected will succeed if only because Democrats are more patriotic and will want him and by extension America, to succeed.
You still holding on to that "poor me" defense by Obama on why Congress is broken. You believe it has nothing to do with him and that it's all 300 republicans in Washington that are the problem. Oh, dear me, it's not me, it's everyone else that's a problem. Why is he the only president in history that cannot find a way to play int the sandbox? You liberals crack me up. Clinton did just fine, so did Bush. Obama is a narcissist and he flaunts it.
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Well here you have it folks, Homer supports genocide around the world. Tyrannical dictators are just fine with him. No surprise to me, he has a full set of dictator corning ware he bought with green stamps. I thought those things were gone, but apparently PA is fifty years behind the rest of the country.
Yet 140 years ahead of Haina.
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Lol! An unnecessary invite. But, I'll p;ay.

So, may I suggest you READ them when you are clean ( and sober ).

That garden variety brewed hoochie ... causes blindness.

Also heart disease and nervous disorders, eventually.

Goodbye.
General Vegetables wrote:
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Hello, I would like to invite you to read your posts the next time you're sober.
LOL

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Fortunately for many of our radically independent fellow Americans who agree with Romney that FEMA is immoral and see socialistic programs as giving handouts to the undeserving and totally unnecessary, President Obama, as everyone’s President, will quickly direct FEMA to help when and where it’s needed.
(Imagine Romney saying he feels compassionate. Now, try to imagine Romney actually feeling compassionate.)
Good luck to all in Sandy’s path! Please stay safe.
Everyone's president? Leave me out.

By the way, Romney would place FEMA into the care of individual states - less waste of time, money, and resources.

Next!
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THIS is possible because of President Obama. An important real-life look into what's happening.

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You still holding on to that "poor me" defense by Obama on why Congress is broken. You believe it has nothing to do with him and that it's all 300 republicans in Washington that are the problem. Oh, dear me, it's not me, it's everyone else that's a problem. Why is he the only president in history that cannot find a way to play int the sandbox? You liberals crack me up. Clinton did just fine, so did Bush. Obama is a narcissist and he flaunts it.
I disagree.
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Bush signed The American Dream Act.
GOP failed to reign in bad loans when it was the majority party and could have done something.
GOP guilty. Case closed.
... and your boy failed to fix any problem ... except for queers, illegals, and union slackers? Which or which combination are you?
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Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Stop it. Since Obama became president tyrannical leaders are dropping like flies and you rightwingers have been whining about it the entire time. I would have had no issue taking Saddam out with a well placed missile strike or drone, he just didn't warrant and entire invasion, destruction and subsequent rebuilding of an entire nation. You Republicans always enter into everything with a lot of bluster and bombast and leave the rest of us to pick up the pieces.
Hmm, I think I will defer my response to Jay Carney so he can properly avoid any type of an actual answer. Let's just say, Peppy is looking into the matter, will find out all the facts and hold people responsible for their actions. We will bring them to justice, gosh darn it.
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Hope you win, I know the mortgage payment hinges upon it.
Negative, next month mortgage was paid a week ago with additional funds put towards the principle. I am preparing in the event of a Romney presidency so in full emergency mode at the moment.

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