Barack Obama, our next President

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“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?
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#789016 Oct 31, 2012
Aphelion wrote:
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As the Obama administration set the Middle East on fire, without congressional advice or consent, in direct violation of the War Powers Act, they knowingly and purposefully refused to properly secure our consulates abroad, allowed known terror organizations to flood into Libya, funding and arming “insurgents” that included known leaders of Al Qaeda and other groups operating under the umbrella of the Muslim Brotherhood, in the end responsible for the attacks that killed four U.S. diplomats in Benghazi.
Yeah ... your right (NOT) why would any sane person believe that Obama is responsible.
It would appear that you are the simpleton
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!
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#789017 Oct 31, 2012
YankeeIdeals wrote:
<quoted text>
NO BS-MORE TRUTH-
Massachusetts has the most doctors per 100,000 residents,[224] the second lowest infant mortality rate,[225] and the lowest percentage of uninsured residents (for both children as well as the total population).[226] According to Businessweek, commonwealth residents have an average life expectancy of 78.4 years, the fifth longest in the country
THANKS in BIG Part to
ROMNEY/ROMNEY/ROMNEY
ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!
The REAL Qualified EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!!
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?
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#789019 Oct 31, 2012
YankeeIdeals wrote:
<quoted text>
Someone shoulda given the potus an UMBRELLA for those speshull photo-op moments yesterday.
He looked like a drowned rat in all that rain coming down.
WTH--don't they make umbrella's in DC?
(or common sense??????)
ROMMEY/RYAN 2012!
Some QUALIFIED LEADERSHIP with some damnIntelligence FOR America again!
Talking about special photo ops, how about Ryan barging into a soup kitchen without permission and washing pots and pans that were already clean?
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#789023 Oct 31, 2012
bigbamboom wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok, let's judge Obumbles by what he's done.
47 million on food stamps
At least 23 million unemployed
4 dead in Libya
GNP less than 2% this year
billions wasted on failed green energy scams
Business's with no confidence in Obama at all.
$16 trillion in debt, so far
The Conservative Vote:
A Symposium

"Pro-life" Romney or "antiwar" Obama? Third party or none of the above?
Our writers weigh in.

Scott McConnell

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.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...

Scott McConnell is a founding editor of The American Conservative.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#789027 Oct 31, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
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It seems the people of Iran who lived under the Shah and the ruthless dictators in power there today want to go back to the time before the mullahs took over.
In case you've been in a coma the past decade or so, the mullahs are having to shoot people down like dogs in the streets to maintain their power.
... of course, there isn't a lot of discussion about that on CBS, ABC, NBC and MSNBC. Something to do with Obama being an empty chair while that was happening.
Besides, under the Shah, our universities were filled with average everyday middle class students from Iran. Today, the Iranian population is imprisoned, and only the ruling elite have a chance for an education outside Iran.
... you're an ignorant dupe.
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.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#789029 Oct 31, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
<quoted text>
The guy from Arkansas calling me a moron after reading one poll. Classic
Lol
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#789030 Oct 31, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
The Conservative Vote:
A Symposium
"Pro-life" Romney or "antiwar" Obama? Third party or none of the above?
Our writers weigh in.
Scott McConnell
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.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...
Scott McConnell is a founding editor of The American Conservative.
Let us hope that this never happens
Lincoln Duncan

Griffin, GA

#789031 Oct 31, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Lol
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.”
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#789032 Oct 31, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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."
No he doesn't. He has a super record to run on. Liar
tyrone

Indian Lake, NY

#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.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#789034 Oct 31, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
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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.”
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?
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#789035 Oct 31, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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Talking about special photo ops, how about Ryan barging into a soup kitchen without permission and washing pots and pans that were already clean?
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.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#789036 Oct 31, 2012
Grampy wrote:
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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.
Guess you didn't lose power
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#789037 Oct 31, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
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?
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.

http://www.courant.com/news/weather/hc-sandy-...
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#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.

http://www.courant.com/community/waterbury/hc...

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Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#789039 Oct 31, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>
another beach community of former summer shacks, many of which had been winterized...not a smart place to live....
why the taxpayers are continually asked to fund reconstruction of homes in areas subject to flooding is beyond understanding.....
As I stated before the storm hit. Tell them they can rebuild but don't expect any more help. Might as well pour money down the drain.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#789040 Oct 31, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>GFY. Homer has some very conservative views.
and the other part of Homer wouldn't know true (ie:not phu-ake or phu-ony) conservatism if it stuck a wad of chewed gum in between his eyes?

(and don't listen to nobraina-there's plenty of people that live in those areas full time-as in primary-nobraina has some very UNconservative views sometimes!!)

ROMNEY/RYAN 2012!!
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#789041 Oct 31, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Guess you didn't lose power
It went out once for two seconds. Most of the damage and power outages are along the state's shoreline. One of my daughters lost power for about 2 hours.
Lincoln Duncan

Griffin, GA

#789042 Oct 31, 2012
Grampy wrote:
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.
http://www.courant.com/community/waterbury/hc...
Libertarian republican philosophy seems to be losing fans as willard opposition to FEMA becoming a bit unpopular. He does look phony collecting cans.
Middle class can expect nothing from romney.

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