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
fred

Newington, CT

#788232 Oct 30, 2012
keyedup wrote:
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Thank god for people like Valerie Jarrett ..
we could have still be stuck with a puppet president like Bush controlled by Karl Rove...
carol never understands strong educated women... being a house mouse herself she is jealous of sucess..Carol is failure personified...
Kenyan employes the race care to deflect criticism of his murder of the Benghazi four.

America knows the Kenyan left them to die and flew to Vegas to party with Beyonce

“But I do take offense, as I’ve said during one of the debates, that there’s some suggestion, you know, that we, in any way haven’t tried to make sure that the American people knew as information was coming in what we believed happened.”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#788233 Oct 30, 2012
kuda wrote:
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Yeah, he’s a gem alright. I do agree with him about one thing. He knows a lot about making money, at least for himself. But I don’t see a shred of soul or honor, just pure unmitigated (no pun intended), self-serving greed. Sadly, he wants to be President, but doesn’t understand why.
Maybees, you and the welfare queen of Boca should take lessons, Naw, that would mean you would need to expend energy?
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#788234 Oct 30, 2012
Letter to the POTUS from Jim Dement!!!!

1. AARP makes most of its money selling health insurance to seniors – and profits financially when premiums rise. According to its own financial statements, AARP received nearly half a billion dollars in “royalty fees”– or what AARP members have called “kickbacks”– from United Healthcare just last year. Most of this money came from selling Medigap supplemental insurance to seniors. And the arrangement under which AARP receives royalties for selling Medigap plans is ethically questionable – AARP receives a percentage of every Medigap premium dollar paid by seniors, meaning AARP makes more in profits the higher premium costs climb.

2. AARP currently discriminates against seniors with pre-existing conditions. AARP admits that it imposes waiting periods on individuals applying for its Medigap plans who have pre-existing conditions. These practices not only violate AARP’s supposed commitment to “ending health status discrimination”– they also violate your claim that insurance companies won’t be able to “jerk you around” now that Obamacare has passed.

3. Obamacare allows AARP and other sellers of Medigap insurance to continue discriminating against seniors with pre-existing conditions. The Medigap insurance market – which AARP dominates – received a special exemption from the law’s ban on pre-existing condition discrimination, so AARP can continue its practice of restricting access to those with pre-existing conditions with your Administration’s blessing. Medigap insurance also received waivers from several other new requirements in the law: Section 1103 exempts plans from medical-loss ratio requirements; Section 9014 exempts plans from caps on industry executive compensation; and Section 10905(d) exempts plans from the tax applied to all other health insurers. Your Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) went even further, exempting Medigap insurance from premium rate review through regulations – even though AARP, the largest seller of Medigap plans, makes more in profit the higher premiums rise on seniors.

Documents recently released by House investigators also show a close nexus between your Administration and AARP during the rush to ram Obamacare through Congress. For instance, Jim Messina – then your Deputy Chief of Staff, now your re-election campaign manager – asked AARP for “immediate robo calls into Nebraska urging [Senator Ben] Nelson to vote for cloture” on the bill. And in December 2009, the White House Office of Public Engagement asked AARP to put out talking points rebutting a Republican amendment related to Medicare.

I am therefore concerned that your Administration may have negotiated a backroom deal, whereby AARP’s lucrative Medigap insurance was exempted from new regulations and enforcement, while AARP provided political cover to your campaign to enact Obamacare – and now your campaign for re-election. HHS Secretary Sebelius has been very quick to attack other insurers’ practices, but has not dared criticize AARP – even though AARP’s insurance business is more profitable than many other insurance companies.

If you want to ensure seniors are not at the mercy of insurance companies, I encourage you to stop defending AARP’s abusive insurance practices, and instead stand up to the organization when it takes advantage of seniors.

Sincerely,

Jim DeMint.

So Barack Hussien Obama conspired with AARP to win the
election and to hell with Seniors wishes?????
TSM

El Paso, TX

#788235 Oct 30, 2012
The photo of Obama sitting in the Chair in the Oval Office phone up to his Ear it’s just been confirm who was on the other End ( Valarie Jarrett) telling Obama act like you Care we know you don’t Care “ O “ a week to Go now Perk Up those Ears and Put a Smile on that Face!!!
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#788236 Oct 30, 2012
The result of years of taking drugs:
keyedup wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank god for people like Valerie Jarrett ..
we could have still be stuck with a puppet president like Bush controlled by Karl Rove...
carol never understands strong educated women... being a house mouse herself she is jealous of sucess..Carol is failure personified...
carol

Orlando, FL

#788238 Oct 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
To some extent, Ms. Jarrett is part of a White House tradition. Bill Clinton brought along his fellow Arkansan Bruce Lindsey as his Mr. Fix-It. Mr. Bush had his Texas confidantes, Karen Hughes and Harriet Miers.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/us/politics...
Common knowledge.
But if you kept reading..."But few have the stature and the ability to step outside traditional White House protocol of Ms. Jarrett."

Upon further reading..."She is the only staff member who regularly follows the president home from the West Wing...and when the Obamas take an out-of-town break, she often goes along."

And, of course, you must have missed the part where Obama’s two chiefs of staff, Rahm Emanuel and Mr. Daley, clash with Ms. Jarrett over strategic direction and over who has "greater authority to interpret and carry out the president’s wishes."

When a confidente "clashes with chiefs of staff" over a president's "strategic decisions" and "who has the greater authority"...there's something rotten in Denmark.

This is not the norm for any former president's confidentes.

So, again I say to you, knowledge is power.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#788240 Oct 30, 2012
Mitt Romney’s campaign has been training poll watchers in Wisconsin with highly misleading — and sometimes downright false — information about voters’ rights.

This packet could cause major problems if Republican observers across the state try to enforce such wrong and misleading information on Election Day. Even if they simply slow the voting process down, this could discourage voters waiting in line and drive drown turnout.

Here are four misleading or incorrect pieces of information disbursed by the Romney campaign:


http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/10/30/1...
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#788241 Oct 30, 2012
During last week's presidential debate, realizing that he was taking a beating on the Medicare solvency issue, Barack Obama issued the following cri de coeur: "AARP thinks that the savings that we obtained from Medicare bolster the system, lengthen the Medicare trust fund by eight years." Later, after enduring several more blows to his credibility, the President went on to claim AARP agreed with him that Romney's plan would weaken Medicare. Oddly, the "senior advocacy organization" took offense at these remarks. Having provided full-throated support to the President and the Democrats on Obamacare, and resisted Medicare reform, AARP has begun to revert to its nonpartisan pose now that Obama appears to be in trouble.

On Thursday, AARP issued this statement: "AARP has never consented to the use of its name by any candidate or political campaign. AARP is a nonpartisan organization and we do not endorse political candidates nor coordinate with any candidate or political party." The hypocrisy of this statement is breathtaking. AARP actively supported Obama and congressional Democrats on Obamacare knowing full well that it would cut Medicare Advantage (MA), an enormously popular program among seniors, by $200 billion. This obvious betrayal of its members was driven by the knowledge that these MA cuts would force millions of seniors back to traditional Medicare and create a captive market for AARP's "Medigap" policies.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#788242 Oct 30, 2012
link to above spectator.com
carol

Orlando, FL

#788243 Oct 30, 2012
keyedup wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank god for people like Valerie Jarrett ..
we could have still be stuck with a puppet president like Bush controlled by Karl Rove...
carol never understands strong educated women... being a house mouse herself she is jealous of sucess..Carol is failure personified...
Jarrett is a notorious slum lord in Chicago. The same slum was in Obama's district as an Illinois Senator for 8 years.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#788244 Oct 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
One of Mitt Romney’s biggest supporters, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, had nothing but praise for President Barack Obama today, as his state prepares to rebuild from the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
“I have to say, the administration, the president, himself and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate have been outstanding with us so far,” Christie said on Good Morning America.“We have a great partnership with them.”
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/...
Another story FOX will ignore.
Show just how accurate YOU are about Fox reporting, as I saw him say it on Fox this morning. Ya'll are so scared of Fox...is it because they may report some truth you don't really want heard? If you haven't watched it, don't knock it. I watch MSNBC periodically...just to see how off the mark they truly are. Try doing the same with Fox, then state specifics where they are wrong if you can.
carol

Orlando, FL

#788245 Oct 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Let me ask you a question....can you cite common knowledge?
Please, no links to some FOX story based on common 'knowledge'.
If the NYT is reporting her power over this president, it's pretty much "common knowledge".
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#788246 Oct 30, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
But if you kept reading..."But few have the stature and the ability to step outside traditional White House protocol of Ms. Jarrett."
Upon further reading..."She is the only staff member who regularly follows the president home from the West Wing...and when the Obamas take an out-of-town break, she often goes along."
And, of course, you must have missed the part where Obama’s two chiefs of staff, Rahm Emanuel and Mr. Daley, clash with Ms. Jarrett over strategic direction and over who has "greater authority to interpret and carry out the president’s wishes."
When a confidente "clashes with chiefs of staff" over a president's "strategic decisions" and "who has the greater authority"...there's something rotten in Denmark.
This is not the norm for any former president's confidentes.
So, again I say to you, knowledge is power.
So she's better at her job than Rove was.

It's common knowledge that that's why you wingnuts hate her. Isn't it?

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#788247 Oct 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Yesterday, Mitt Romney's campaign floated the idea of doing a photo-op with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to survey damage from Hurricane Sandy, but this morning Christie shot down the idea, saying he was not in the "least bit" interested in playing "presidential politics."
Combine that with Christie's praise for President Obama's hurricane response, and Mitt Romney's relevance just took a one-two punch from none other than his handpicked Republican convention keynote speaker.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/30/1152...
I saw THAT on FOX this morning too. He said he was more concerned with taking care of the people in his state right now than about presidential politics. And he was gracious to Obama...a trait some democrats could learn to temper some of their HATE towards republicans. It's not always about the name calling and the put-downs. Some people know how to behave like adults, and it ain't the dems for the most part.

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#788248 Oct 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
To some extent, Ms. Jarrett is part of a White House tradition. Bill Clinton brought along his fellow Arkansan Bruce Lindsey as his Mr. Fix-It. Mr. Bush had his Texas confidantes, Karen Hughes and Harriet Miers.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/us/politics...
Common knowledge.
It is common knowledge that Valerie Jarretts' grandfather was Robert Taylor, the same Robert Taylor that supported the democrat platform of caging up the blacks in Chicago, allowing no assimilation into Chicago city proper. It is also common knowledge that Valerie Jarrett's mother was Barbara T. Bowman. She conducted mental and vaccine experiments on the blacks that were segregated in Chicago. Communists do that you know-to this day they think blacks are used idiots. No doubt Valerie feels the same about Hussein O'bama.
Carter

Pompano Beach, FL

#788249 Oct 30, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
Mitt Romney’s campaign has been training poll watchers in Wisconsin with highly misleading — and sometimes downright false — information about voters’ rights.
This packet could cause major problems if Republican observers across the state try to enforce such wrong and misleading information on Election Day. Even if they simply slow the voting process down, this could discourage voters waiting in line and drive drown turnout.
Here are four misleading or incorrect pieces of information disbursed by the Romney campaign:
http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/10/30/1...
Obama's entire campaign is misleading. In fact, it has obviously led you right down the path to disaster, as it has for the USA. Many people believe that you are the main cause of such destruction.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#788250 Oct 30, 2012
abbynormall wrote:
<quoted text>
Show just how accurate YOU are about Fox reporting, as I saw him say it on Fox this morning. Ya'll are so scared of Fox...is it because they may report some truth you don't really want heard? If you haven't watched it, don't knock it. I watch MSNBC periodically...just to see how off the mark they truly are. Try doing the same with Fox, then state specifics where they are wrong if you can.
Actually(I'm using the same source you did(?)) all he said on FOX was that Romney trying to use the disaster as a photo op was a stupid idea.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#788252 Oct 30, 2012
keyedup wrote:
<quoted text>I understand completely jackass it's you that doesn't understand..I Hope they sell millions of them..
If you understand completely, could you explain why you think it's great they will send jobs overseas to make cars to be shipped back and sold here? I can't follow your logic. Maybe you could elaborate.
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#788253 Oct 30, 2012
carol wrote:
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Jarrett is a notorious slum lord in Chicago. The same slum was in Obama's district as an Illinois Senator for 8 years.
There you go Carol,

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents linking Valerie Jarrett, an advisor to Barack Obama and the co-chairman of the President-Elect’s transition team, to a series of real estate scandals, including several housing projects operated by convicted felon and Obama fundraiser/friend Antoin "Tony" Rezko.

According to the documents obtained by Judicial Watch from the Illinois Secretary of State, Valerie Jarrett served as a board member for several organizations that provided funding and support for Chicago housing projects operated by real estate developers and Obama financial backers Rezko and Allison Davis.(Davis is also Obama’s former boss.) Jarrett was a member of the Board of Directors for the Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corporation along with several Davis and Rezko associates, as well as the Fund for Community Redevelopment and Revitalization, an organization that worked with Rezko and Davis.

(According to press reports, housing projects operated by Davis and Rezko have been substandard and beset with code violations. The Chicago Sun Times reported that one Rezko-managed housing project was "riddled with problems — including squalid living conditions…lack of heat, squatters and drug dealers.")

As Chief Executive Officer of the Habitat Company Jarrett also managed a controversial housing project located in Obama’s former state senate district called Grove Parc Plaza. According to the Boston Globe the housing complex was considered "uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage…In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale — a score so bad the buildings now face demolition." Ms. Jarrett refused to comment to the Globe on the conditions of the complex.

"Like Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett is a product of the corrupt Chicago political machine. And it is no stretch to say that she was a slumlord," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "We have real concerns about Jarrett’s ethics. Washington already has plenty of corruption. We don’t need to import more of it from Chicago."

Characterized as "the other side of Barack Obama’s brain" by CBS News, Jarrett first met the Obamas seventeen years ago when she offered Michelle Obama a job. While speculation has arisen that Jarrett could take Obama’s place in the U.S. Senate, the New York Times reported that it is more likely she will become a senior White House adviser, thus continuing her long record of being an important influence and mentor to Barack and Michelle Obama.

Visit www.judicialwatch.org to access the Valerie Jarrett documents.
carol

Orlando, FL

#788254 Oct 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Working from a cozy office previously occupied by Mr. Rove, with a staff of nearly three dozen, Ms. Jarrett is the president’s link to the world outside the White House bubble.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice occasionally uses Ms. Jarrett, with whom she has become friendly, as an informal back channel to pass along foreign policy views, officials said.
And Bob Riley, a former Republican governor of Alabama, remembers the way Ms. Jarrett responded to his pleas for equipment to contain the BP oil spill in 2010.“Within 24 hours, what we had been told was an impossible task was done,” he said.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/us/politics...
Common knowledge.
Same article:

"Ms. Jarrett came to Washington with NO NATIONAL EXPERIENCE. But her UNMATCHED ACCESS TO THE OBAMAS has made her A DRIVING FORCE in some of the MOST SIGNIFICANT DOMESTIC POLICY DECISIONS of the president’s first term, HER PERSUASIVE POWER only amplified by Mr. Obama’s insular management style."

In other words, she made the man who he is and tells him everything to do and say.

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