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#789010 Oct 30, 2012
Obama wishes he'd never said this: "If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from."
#789011 Oct 30, 2012
Give romney the boot in november 6, and VOTE
It's for the best.
Since: Jul 11
#789012 Oct 30, 2012
Well at least you admit the US is doing better than them, so if things were so bad elsewhere how come the US is doing better ?
I think that confirms Obama has always been on the right track.
#789013 Oct 31, 2012
From a former US Foreign Service Officer:
"The Benghazi scandal is more complex than "F&F," and we have not yet seen all its facets exposed. Simply put, however, the murder of Stevens and three other staff was the result of liberal delusions about the Muslim world.
The madness began with the totally unnecessary war against Desert Queen Qaddafi. By the time of Obama's "leading from behind" war on Libya, Qaddafi no longer posed a threat to the USA. The unpleasant old buzzard was cooperating with us in a number of key areas: he had renounced the use of terror; had dismantled his WMD program; re-established diplomatic relations with us; allowed the return of US oil companies to Libya; and actively cooperated with us against Al Qaeda. Our involvement in pushing him out of office made no sense, especially since we had no idea what would replace him and what the consequences for the region would be of his removal. Now we know.
Our Benghazi facility was a half-baked operation. It was not a consulate. It was a "facility" with an ambiguous purpose, at least as far as the unclassified world is concerned. It had a stunning lack of even basic security despite the rapidly deteriorating situation in Libya, and in eastern Libya in particular. The security level for our facilities in Libya was driven by the political consideration of maintaining the liberal fiction that Obama's war in Libya had succeeded, that the "Arab Spring" was akin to our own Revolution, and that the region "loved" President Obama.
When things fell apart on September 11, the number one concern was not to do anything that would damage that narrative. Blame the crisis on an obscure video; blame it on a press release by the Romney campaign; blame it on subordinates. Above all, do nothing that would appear to show that the Obama misadministration had misunderstood reality in Libya and throughout the Muslim word. The result? Mayhem."
“There is no such thing”
Since: May 08
as a reasonable person
#789014 Oct 31, 2012
"If Obama wants to discuss civil liberties, he should be held accountable for the obliteration of the First, Fourth, and Fifth amendments occurring under his watch, if not under his direction," writes Jesselyn Radack, National Security & Human Rights Director for the Government Accountability Project. If Radack were moderating, Obama would have to answer for his secret kill list, expanded surveillance, his assassination of American citizens, secret laws created by the PATRIOT Act, and his war on both whistleblowers and journalists.
He should also be asked to answer for at least a few of the following:
Why does Obama's Justice Department continue to raid medical marijuana dispensaries, and to ignore the will of voters in states where medical marijuana is legal?
Why has he condemned police brutality during the Arab Spring and the Iranian uprising, but failed to condemn a single act of police brutatlity in the United States, particularly the murder of Kelly Thomas and the murder-by-torture of Nick Christie?
Why does he allow the Department of Defense to distribute military grade weapons and equipment to local police departments?
Why has he done nothing to reunite the roughly 5,100 children ripped from their deported parents and placed in American foster care?
Why has he done nothing to curtail the frequent humiliations and abuses Americans are subjected to by the Transportation Security Administration?
Why has he allowed his Justice Department to defend the right of DEA agents to shackle young children at gunpoint?
Why did he give himself--and by extension, future presidents--the leeway necessary to indefinitely detain Americans?
When he reduced the sentencing disparity between cocaine and crack, why did he reduce it from 100-to-1 to 18-to-1, and not just 1-to-1?
Why has he commuted only one federal drug sentence in nearly four years?
Why has he permitted his FDA to conduct armed raids on Amish farms that sell raw milk?
Why did his party eliminate nearly all mentions of civil liberties from its 2012 platform, and in the process, soften the party's long-stated opposition to torture?
Why has privileged the regulatory powers of the EPA over the due process rights of American citizens?
#789016 Oct 31, 2012
You're full of crap as usual. Tunisia and Egypt were popular uprisings that had nothing to do with the Obama administration and in neither case did we provide any material aid to the insurgents. In Libya our actions were in support of a larger NATO and Arab League effort to avert a massive loss of human life and a refugee crisis in Europe. In the end the world was rid of a brutal dictator who was responsible for the deaths of American citizens.
In criticizing these actions you're joining the likes of Kim Jong Il , Raul Castro and Hugo Chavez. Nice company you're keeping moron!
#789017 Oct 31, 2012
Hey Stupid! Massachusetts was already ahead in those statistics before Romney took office, he didn't have diddley squat to do with it.
I f he was such a great governor then why did he leave office with a 37% approval rating?
#789019 Oct 31, 2012
Talking about special photo ops, how about Ryan barging into a soup kitchen without permission and washing pots and pans that were already clean?
#789023 Oct 31, 2012
The Conservative Vote:
"Pro-life" Romney or "antiwar" Obama? Third party or none of the above?
Our writers weigh in.
I’m voting for Obama without qualm or hesitation. I was never really taken with him, and have not become enthusiastic over the past four years. But his temperament is steady and his results are, actually, better than decent: his policies put the brakes on the financial meltdown spooking Wall Street (how quickly they forget) and the auto bailouts have worked out. The verdict is out on Obamacare, but it if turns out badly, it will be modified or repealed.
Romney exudes the smugness of a man who never had to fight for his identity or place in life: a big supporter of the Vietnam war (while securing, naturally, multiple draft deferments); a fortune made from financial manipulations in the deregulation era. It is impossible to imagine him ever wondering about the viability or fairness of a system in which he can make a quarter of a billion dollars chopping up and “harvesting”(to use Bain’s term) American companies while the incomes of most of his fellow citizens stagnate.
Worst of all, Romney is very likely to ignite a war with Iran, home to the largest educated middle class in the Mideast. He has stacked his campaign with neoconservatives and exhibits a startling affinity for the views of Bibi Netanyahu. The real Romney denigrates the culture of Palestinians, either from ignorance of the conditions the occupation imposes on them or from racial or religious malice.
The tenacity of the neoconservative hold on the GOP continues to amaze: in no American political party since the Progressives of Henry Wallace have the sympathizers of a foreign state played so critical a role. Between neoconservative intellectuals and the Christian Zionists, the GOP is now wedded completely to Israeli perspectives. Romney will bomb Iran to ensure Israel’s regional nuclear monopoly, while cheering from the sidelines as Israel completes a full-blown apartheid complex on the West Bank. The consequences to follow such events even Romney’s beloved Wall Street will find hard to stomach. And unlike a misconceived domestic initiative, wars and their blowback cannot be corrected by new legislation in Congress.
Scott McConnell is a founding editor of The American Conservative.
#789027 Oct 31, 2012
Actually DB, there's six times as many students attending colleges and universities in Iran today compared to when the Shah was overthrown. The reason the Mullahs took over is that the Shah and his Savak thoroughly crushed his opponents and the religious factions which not even he could suppress were the only ones left to fill the power vacuum when he fell. The situation in Iran today is the direct result of the Eisenhower administration's ham handed actions in overthrowing the democratically elected president at the behest of the oil companies.
#789029 Oct 31, 2012
#789030 Oct 31, 2012
Let us hope that this never happens
#789031 Oct 31, 2012
Willard does Not like FEMA, Even Gov Christie has seen through this libertarian nonsense
Appearing on the networks this morning, Christie, for the third day in a row, heaped praise on Obama’s handling of the storm.“The President has been outstanding in this,” he told the “Today” show. On “Morning Joe,” he said,“It’s been very good working with the President. He and his Administration have been coördinating with us. It’s been wonderful.”
#789032 Oct 31, 2012
No he doesn't. He has a super record to run on. Liar
#789033 Oct 31, 2012
obama don't give a crap about anyone period he a power hungry dictator.. the world liked Hitler in his first 4 years too.
#789034 Oct 31, 2012
That's the way it goes. It's easy to stand there and smugly make pronouncements about about disaster relief, as Romney clearly has done; until it actually happens.
Now Mitt won't answer when asked about FEMA.
We send aid all around the world when disaster happens. We must take care of our own country and people too.
Romney is likely calculating how much money he could make selling relief supplies. He's not human.
I hope the people can realize this. Do we want a President with zero compassion for humankind?
#789035 Oct 31, 2012
They needed to be re-washed because a crew of Obama's homeless slackers washed them poorly earlier. They were spotted with caked up crud. Typical lax slacker work ethic. Half-assed job, just like Obama's one-term presidency.
#789036 Oct 31, 2012
Guess you didn't lose power
#789037 Oct 31, 2012
Acts of compassion don't always pan out!
90-Year-Old Crushed By Tree In Mansfield
After the top of a pine tree snapped and fell on Olga Raymond's roof during Hurricane Sandy Monday night, two neighbors and a friend went to help her.
"I'm out of here," Raymond, 90, told them as she stepped out her front door, flashlight in hand.
Raymond only made it a few steps before an even bigger tree uprooted and fell on them. Raymond died and two of the others were injured, one seriously.
#789038 Oct 31, 2012
Obama loses two votes in CT:
Waterbury Police Charged Woman In Fatal Stabbing
Police have charged a 34-year-old woman in the fatal stabbing of a 56-year-old man in his apartment on Sunday.
Itza Reyes admitted that she had sex with the victim, Earl Briley, in exchange for crack cocaine. She stabbed him in his sleep because she was angry with him over a dispute they had about the drugs, police said.
She is charged with one count of murder. She is in custody with bail set at $1 million.
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