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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Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#790036 Oct 31, 2012
Three Congressional investigations and a State Department inquiry are now examining the attack, which American officials said included participants from Ansar al-Shariah, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and the Muhammad Jamal network, a militant group in Egypt.

“Given the large number of attacks that had occurred in Benghazi that were aimed at Western targets, it is inexplicable to me that security wasn’t increased,” said Senator Susan Collins of Maine, the senior Republican on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, one of the panels holding inquiries.

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#790037 Oct 31, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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Liar.
I "Googled" Benghazi.
Included on the first page are articles by the Washington Post, CNN, National Review, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune and NY Times.
How can you call someone a liar and then prove them right???? There has been no new news come out of it because it's still under investigation. Everything current has been commentary from National Review, the Monitor and blogs. CNN, the Times and everyone else is just speculation on the ramifications of it to the election. You have to actually read :-(

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Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#790039 Oct 31, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
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Trusted name my a$$, Fox news is seen as a comedy show outside the US it's so out there it is laughable. So as a result every nickle & dime comedy show takes snippets from it to lampoon. You never see that happen with the BBC or any other credible news organisation so how come it happens with Fox. It's only the Bible belt that watches it because they don't know any better.
You exhibit the worst that Liberalism has to offer. To wit: everyone outside of the US who criticizes something in the US is simply right!
Self-flagellation is a Liberal trademark. The EU is drowning in Socialism and is facing a serious breakup. The Euro's days are numbered. Socialism is killing Europe and the European voters are to blame for demanding "free" everything.

And here you sit using them as judges to demean America's Fox News Network and conservative values. Getcher azz over to Greece and give it away, baby.
Gunner

Cromwell, CT

#790040 Oct 31, 2012
Martin wrote:
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The Daily Show is entertainment.
As for Fox, they may report the same stories as other networks, but the difference is the commentator spin they put on them.
Sure, they're partisan, but no different from MSNBC.

And unlike whiners from the left, you'll hear no cries from conservatives to shut down or censor the network.

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#790041 Oct 31, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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Maybe they do - we all know you libs and Obama would love to have the authority to shut FOX down.
Anyway, even the ultra-liberal NY Times has been forced to admit the Obama administration new the Embassy was a target.
"The warning about the camps was part of a stream of diplomatic and intelligence reports that indicated that the security situation throughout the country, and particularly in eastern Libya, had deteriorated sharply since the United States reopened its embassy in Tripoli after the fall of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s government in September 2011."
Face it. Your guys dropped a very big ball on this one.
Actually, no. We believe in freedom of speech unlike you knuckle draggers. It's the far right that wants to censor everyone and legislate everything that they disagree with.

Yes, the ball was dropped. So lets count, when a Democrat President drops the ball, 4 American people killed. When a Republican President drops the ball 4,486 American people killed. Maybe you should watch who you support before calling out ball dropping, eh?

Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#790042 Oct 31, 2012
bigbamboom wrote:
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Go hump another kangaroo, we're not interested in your stupid and ignorant opinions and lies.
Why not? Rupert Murdock does on a nightly basis. Don't worry, we know you wouldn't know the truth is Jesus put his arm around you.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#790044 Oct 31, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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Liar.
I "Googled" Benghazi.
Included on the first page are articles by the Washington Post, CNN, National Review, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune and NY Times.
Of course you did, but google "truth about benghazi" and it comes up a whole lot different. Just googling "washington" will give you a gazillion hits, the main stream media let this go weeks ago.
Martin

United States

#790049 Oct 31, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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You exhibit the worst that Liberalism has to offer. To wit: everyone outside of the US who criticizes something in the US is simply right!
Self-flagellation is a Liberal trademark. The EU is drowning in Socialism and is facing a serious breakup. The Euro's days are numbered. Socialism is killing Europe and the European voters are to blame for demanding "free" everything.
And here you sit using them as judges to demean America's Fox News Network and conservative values. Getcher azz over to Greece and give it away, baby.
This is a classic example of right wing spin.

Europe is not "drowning in socialism" just because you say so. Nor are ALL their voters demanding "free everything".

There is an element of truth in what you say, but you exaggerate. For example, much of Spain's trouble lies in a popped real estate bubble similar to what happened here. However, in support of your argument, a good deal of money was spent on social programs as happened in Greece.

The EU may, indeed, break up. But the cause of it, assuming it happens, will be a handful of countries, not the majority.
Martin

United States

#790050 Oct 31, 2012
Gunner wrote:
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Sure, they're partisan, but no different from MSNBC.
And unlike whiners from the left, you'll hear no cries from conservatives to shut down or censor the network.
Well, at least you admit they're partisan.

Care to provide examples of any MSNBC hosts demanding Fox be censored?

Once huge difference between Fox and MSNBC is that MSNBC doesn't dole out huge financial contributions to political candidates.

Here's one example of Fox News Spin:

As the health-care debate was heating up in the summer of 2009, Republican pollster Frank Luntz offered Sean Hannity some advice.
Luntz, who counseled the GOP on how to sell the 1994 Contract With America, told the Fox News host to stop using President Obama’s preferred term for a key provision.

“If you call it a public option, the American people are split,” he explained.“If you call it the government option, the public is overwhelmingly against it.”

“A great point,” Hannity declared.“And from now on, I'm going to call it the government option, because that's what it is.”

On Oct. 27, the day after Senate Democrats introduced a bill with a public insurance option from which states could opt out, Bill Sammon, a Fox News vice president and Washington managing editor, sent the staff a memo. Sammon is a former Washington Times reporter.

“Please use the term ‘government-run health insurance,’ or, when brevity is a concern,‘government option,’ whenever possible,” the memo said.

Navy Corpseman

Fort Worth, TX

#790051 Oct 31, 2012
The Muslim Prophet Obama doesn't want to disclose any info regarding Libya because he is the great Military President that took down Obama Bin Ladin.

Now...we we have 4 fallen heroes with no explanation from him,while he shuffled off campaigning in Las Vegas!
Martin

United States

#790052 Oct 31, 2012
bigbamboom wrote:
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I know Obama is a lying sack of shit, specifically about Bengazi and his denials of additional security for political reasons..........
People died and Obama lied.
Did you vote for Bush in 2004?
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#790053 Oct 31, 2012
To all those Conservatives on Topix,From now on you will
get a fair and balanced political point of view from viewing CBS-ABC-NBC-MSNBC-CURRENT-NPR- CNN-CSPAN as we
have decided that Fox News is too probing and way too
investigative,so we are closing it down.until after the
elections,when I will be a whole lot more flexible just'
like I told Vladimir!!

Effective immediately there will be a team of former
Eastern Bloc Inspectors Monitoring all Broadcasts to
your homes.Any resistance,will be met with Force by'
My Private Army (that I snuck thru in the middle of
the night attached to Obama Care) The UN has made all
provisions for those who defy this act.Also this bill
will be banning all fire arms at the same time!!!!!!
Signed your POTUS!!
Martin

United States

#790054 Oct 31, 2012
One often-cited research study about the faulty news coverage of Fox News is from the University of Maryland Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) Research Center. Released in October 2003 was a study entitled "Misperceptions, The Media and The Iraq War.

The study was to see the frequency of misperceptions concerning the news coverage on the Iraq War. The questions focused on whether Iraq was involved with the 9/11 terrorist attacks, whether Iraq was supporting al-Qaeda terrorists, whether weapons of mass destruction have been found, and whether world opinion was for or against the U.S. invading Iraq. The reality was that no links between the Iraqi government and al-Qaeda terrorists have ever surfaced and no weapons of mass destruction have been found. In general, world opinion about the U.S. invasion of Iraq is overwhelmingly negative or non-supportive.

The study also noted that "the extent of Americans' misperceptions vary significantly depending on their source of news. Those who receive most of their news from Fox News are more likely than average to have misperceptions."

In one poll, 68% said they believed that Iraq played an instrumental role in 9/11.
Martin

United States

#790055 Oct 31, 2012
bigbamboom wrote:
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what a big, fat liar. Who suppresses free speech on college campuses? Who has to have armed guards to speak at colleges?
Tell us.
Martin

United States

#790056 Oct 31, 2012
badsis wrote:
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Actually, no. We believe in freedom of speech unlike you knuckle draggers. It's the far right that wants to censor everyone and legislate everything that they disagree with.
Yes, the ball was dropped. So lets count, when a Democrat President drops the ball, 4 American people killed. When a Republican President drops the ball 4,486 American people killed. Maybe you should watch who you support before calling out ball dropping, eh?
Yep.

I remember when Republicans were howling against Democrats for "criticizing a president during time of war".

Or in 2004, during the GOP convention in New York, anti-Bush protestors were confined to "free speech zones" which is a clear violation of First Amendment rights.

The cops arrested and threw thousands in jail who chose to exercise legitimate rights of protest outside these concocted "zones".

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#790057 Oct 31, 2012
So it's basically the Bible belt of the USA locked into the 1950's with Mitt "Mad Man" Romney's view of the world vs a more 21st century Obama approach which seems to be in sync with everyone elses opinion. That includes climate change, monetary policies and foriegn policy.

A Lowy Institute poll this year found a whopping 80 per cent of Australians want to see Obama returned to the White House for a second four-year term. A paltry 9 per cent would prefer to see Republican challenger Mitt Romney take power. What accounts for this chasm? Particularly given that the race is so tight in the US?

In Europe:
But a BBC World Service poll taken just a few weeks ago suggests those numbers have barely shifted in the last six months. Support for Obama still hovers around 70 per cent; Romney still can't even crack double digits.
Romney is just too conservative, particularly the version of Romney we saw during the Republican primaries, when he was chasing the Tea Party vote.

There's also the fact that for many, the word Republican still reminds us too much of George W Bush's shambolic presidency, which dragged us into two costly, long-running wars. And sullied too by the Tea Party's "cranks and crazies'
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#790059 Nov 1, 2012
Bill the Bomber? I hardly knew him,Obama...

The UIC records show that Obama and Ayers attended board meetings, retreats and at least one news conference together as the education program got under way. The two continued to attend meetings together during the 1995-2001 operation of the program, records show.

At a Democratic debate this year when the association between Obama and Ayers was raised, Obama said: "This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood.... He's not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis." Obama called Ayers' past radical acts detestable.

But critics note that Obama visited Ayers' home for a meeting at the start of his first state Senate bid in the mid-'90s.

The UIC records showed that Ayers was instrumental in securing the $50 million education grant to reform Chicago Public Schools, part of a national initiative funded by the late Ambassador Walter Annenberg.. After Chicago was awarded the money, Obama served as president of the Challenge's board of directors, the fiscal arm that disbursed the grants to schools and raised private matching funds. Ayers participated in a second entity known as the Chicago School Reform Collaborative, the operational arm that worked with the grant recipients.

UIC temporarily closed the Challenge archives this month about the same time it received a request from a National Review magazine reporter to review them. UIC spokesman Mark Rosati said the library restricted access after receiving a call in early August from a "former representative" of the Challenge's board, who raised questions about the university's authority to make the documents public. The archives were reopened Tuesday after the university determined it had the authority to allow public access.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#790060 Nov 1, 2012
bigbamboom wrote:
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liberals don't like hearing the truth..........
They don't like telling it, either..........

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Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#790061 Nov 1, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
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Of course you did, but google "truth about benghazi" and it comes up a whole lot different. Just googling "washington" will give you a gazillion hits, the main stream media let this go weeks ago.
You sound a lot like Liberal MSM. They didn't "let it go", Dood. They buried it. Just like you are trying so desperately to do:)

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#790062 Nov 1, 2012
bigbamboom wrote:
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what hole did you crawl out of? You're either the biggest liar on here or the biggest fool, which is it?
Both!

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