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
Tournefort

Richmond, IN

#789966 Oct 31, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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I hope they do, but, Mitt brought canned goods and granola bars when it was expressed that they need cash!
Get with it, Lily. Your post is a bit short on details.

"The stop was billed as a “storm relief” event, and attendees were asked to bring non-perishable foods and other items for those affected by the storm. Long white tables to one side of the cavernous James S. Trent Arena were piled high with flashlights, batteries, diapers, toothbrushes, mini-deodorants, fleece blankets, cereal, toilet paper and canned goods.

Two large TV screens at the front of the venue bore the logo of the American Red Cross and the message:“Sandy: Support the Relief Effort. Text ’REDCROSS’ to 90999 to make a $10 donation.”

“We’re going to box these things up in just a minute and put them on some trucks, and then we’re going to send them into, I think it’s New Jersey. There’s a site we’ve identified where we can take these goods and distribute them to people who need them,” he said."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/election-...

I suppose the next thing you'll bitch about is Romney not having a blood drive.
Morons4Mitt

Russellville, KY

#789967 Oct 31, 2012
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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The above MESSage brought to Topix by the land of the clueless living under a veleteenage poster rock of bass ackwards.
The message below brought to Topix by rationality and logic --
GO Christie-keep up the great work-FOR the people, By the People, Of the People!!
Romney/Ryan/Christie et al 2012!!!!
It has got me wondering who Christie will choose for a running mate in 2016 after Obama finishes his second term.
Christie/????? 2016 !!!!!!!
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#789969 Oct 31, 2012
BTW,We are still clinging to our Guns,and Bibles!
Nobama

Allentown, PA

#789970 Oct 31, 2012
Morons4Mitt wrote:
Just check in on FauxNews. The same thing as I posted 5 hours ago. Block and protect Mitt it seems will be there goal for the next 6 days.
.
..
So for over a week now instead of reporting on Sandy or the election or Romney, FauxNews has ran nothing but 24/7 Benghazi.. They are trying their best to take the focus off Mitt and run block for him. Talk about anything but Mitt wanting to do away with FEMA or his new lie ad about Jeep. 24/7 about anything but Mitt's failing second time run for President.
Fiat will build Jeeps wherever they can make the most profit....perhaps in the US if we match Chinese and Italian government subsidies....
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#789971 Oct 31, 2012
Morons4Mitt wrote:
Just check in on FauxNews. The same thing as I posted 5 hours ago. Block and protect Mitt it seems will be there goal for the next 6 days.
.
..
So for over a week now instead of reporting on Sandy or the election or Romney, FauxNews has ran nothing but 24/7 Benghazi.. They are trying their best to take the focus off Mitt and run block for him. Talk about anything but Mitt wanting to do away with FEMA or his new lie ad about Jeep. 24/7 about anything but Mitt's failing second time run for President.
Meanwhile-while Christie et al handle the natural disaster-the dolts can ponder some more-- on just ANSWERING the questions of the AVOIDABLE disaster (aka LIBYA).

1.Why were the special ops/tactile groups pulled out just weeks before the Sept 11 terrorist attack on the consulate, decreasing security, with prior trouble already apparent?

2. Why were the repeated requests for increased security measures overtly ignored, repeatedly?

ROMNEY/RYAN et al 2012!
Granola=GOOD Choice. Flood victims and relief workers will appreciate it!!
Lincoln Duncan

Griffin, GA

#789972 Oct 31, 2012
Morons4Mitt wrote:
<quoted text>It has got me wondering who Christie will choose for a running mate in 2016 after Obama finishes his second term.
Christie/????? 2016 !!!!!!!
Christie is considering the same
HYPOCRITICAL OBAMA

Smithfield, NC

#789973 Oct 31, 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch... #!

Reagan Warned Us About Obama??

How Reagan summed up Obama in the first 5 minutes of a speech over 40 years ago.
Black Wino

Palm Desert, CA

#789974 Oct 31, 2012
Hmmmmm..... I sho nuff has to praise Barry on his fast, being in da thick of it presence in da Hurricane Sandy's path o destruction.... Barry not only sucking up a few votes, he's done sucked up all of da wind, rain, and flood water... yes suh....
downhill246

Boca Raton, FL

#789975 Oct 31, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
Bain Capital "Success story"
In his 2009 book The Buyout of America: How Private Equity Is Destroying Jobs and Killing the American Economy, Josh Kosman described Bain Capital as "notorious for its failure to plow profits back into its businesses," being the first large private-equity firm to derive a large fraction of its revenues from corporate dividends and other distributions. The revenue potential of this strategy, which may "starve" a company of capital,[138] was increased by a 1970s court ruling that allowed companies to consider the entire fair-market value of the company, instead of only their "hard assets", in determining how much money was available to pay dividends. In at least some instances, companies acquired by Bain borrowed money in order to increase their dividend payments, ultimately leading to the collapse of what had been financially stable businesses.
Sounds a lot like a typical Wall St success story, profits made on deceit.
"I think we have more machinery of government than is necessary, too many parasites living on the labor of the industrious." --Thomas Jefferson
Lincoln Duncan

Griffin, GA

#789976 Oct 31, 2012
Nobama wrote:
<quoted text>
don't assess any blame or credit to either side for the storm....
the storm was mostly a non-event here except for power outages...mostly caused by fallen trees....
Next Tuesday may indicate the impact of the storm.
"A spokesman for the president said the visit had nothing to do with politics, but the visuals that dominated nightly newscasts were of Obama working with a Republican governor and a reminder of the role of federal government at times of crises."
HYPOCRITICAL OBAMA

Smithfield, NC

#789978 Oct 31, 2012
&fe ature=related

2016 - Obama's America" - Responses from Pittsburgh
Tournefort

Richmond, IN

#789979 Oct 31, 2012
New ADP Count Slashes Job Creation for September
Published: Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 12:54 PM ET

Revisions to the way payroll data firm ADP counts private sector job creation have resulted in a sharp drop in the September employment count.

The firm recently has entered into a partnership with Moody's Analytics that will change the way the private payroll count is calculated.

ADP's new calculations put the monthly job creation at just 88,200, down from the 162,000 the firm originally reported earlier this month ....

When the Labor Department revealed its September job count, it sparked criticism from some quarters that the numbers were being manipulated for political purposes as the November presidential election drew near.

The soft ADP count could add credence to those who believe the pace of job creation is slower than the government's numbers indicate.

"It's huge, no doubt about it," said Todd Schoenberger, managing principal at the BlackBay Group in New York. "Their changing the methodology tells me that if the number is cut in half with that revision, then the revision we're going to see Friday is going to be a disaster."

http://www.cnbc.com/id/49620569
redwhiteblue01

Grand Rapids, MI

#789980 Oct 31, 2012
HYPOCRITICAL OBAMA wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?f eature=player_embedded&v=P 3hY1eagq88&noredirect=1#!
Reagan Warned Us About Obama??
How Reagan summed up Obama in the first 5 minutes of a speech over 40 years ago.
Lord please help us we have a psychic! IN it republican.
HYPOCRITICAL OBAMA

Smithfield, NC

#789981 Oct 31, 2012
The 7.8% Unemployment Rate is a Lie

by Nathan Harden - Fix Editor on October 5, 2012
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Obama_reflects

On the campaign trail today, Obama is claiming that the economy is on the upswing because unemployment is the lowest its been since he took office.“This economy has come too far to turn back now,” he told a crowd of supporters in Virginia. What he isn’t saying is that last month the Labor Force Participation Rate–the percentage of Americans who actually have jobs–reached the worst point of his entire presidency.

Obama’s supporters are clinging to the latest jobs report like a political lifeline. The unemployment rate finally dropped below 8 percent, and that’s good for the president’s troubled campaign. But politics aside, does this actually mean that more people are working?

No, it doesn’t.

There are two ways for the unemployment rate to drop. 1.) New jobs. 2.) Unemployed people give up and stop trying to find work.

Guess which force is a bigger factor right now? Here’s a clue: the unemployment rate has dropped to 7.8%, despite the fact that the economy only added only 114,000 jobs last month (fewer than were added in each of the previous two months.)

The number of new jobs added each month is falling, yet the unemployment rate is also falling. What gives?

The Washington Post is reporting that, if you counted all the people who have simply given up looking for work since January, the unemployment rate would be 8.4% right now. That’s just adding back the folks who’ve given up looking for work this year.

If you count all the folks who’ve given up looking for work since Obama took office, the numbers are far worse. In that case the unemployment number would be close to 11%.

The economy isn’t looking up so much as people are giving up.

If you’re like me, you know a number of people, especially middle-aged folks, who have been looking for a job so long that they have simply lost hope and dropped out of the workforce. That’s the real reason the unemployment rate is 7.8%–a number that is still high by historical standards.

The 7.8% figure may be technically true, but held up as evidence of a rapidly improving economy, it’s a big lie.

Bottom line: the labor force participation rate is a much more informative number for measuring the state of the economy because it measures what percentage of Americans are actually working, and doesn’t ignore those who’ve simply given up hope of finding a job.

The current labor force participation rate is near historic lows. That may not be the message Obama and his supporters want to hear, but that’s reality.

Using the falling unemployment rate to boost his case for re-election is understandable, even if it isn’t entirely genuine. But Obama must be careful not to tout the positive numbers too loudly, lest he appear insensitive to the plight of millions of voters who are still struggling to make ends meet.

When Americans give up looking for work, it may make the unemployment rate look better; but it won’t turn this economy around. It’ll take jobs to do that.
redwhiteblue01

Grand Rapids, MI

#789982 Oct 31, 2012
Black Wino wrote:
Hmmmmm..... I sho nuff has to praise Barry on his fast, being in da thick of it presence in da Hurricane Sandy's path o destruction.... Barry not only sucking up a few votes, he's done sucked up all of da wind, rain, and flood water... yes suh....
WOW That's soooo intelligent!!!
HYPOCRITICAL OBAMA

Smithfield, NC

#789983 Oct 31, 2012
The Unemployment Rate of 7.8% is a Lie
October 5, 2012 10:03 am Roy Ryder

Obama’s Labor Department announced today that the unemployment rate fell to 7.8%, a full 0.2% below the 8% that has hung around Obama’s neck like a millstone. It’s amazing that after 43 months of craptacular unemployment, just before the election it should drop into the “shitty but better” range, as opposed to the “simply shitty” range we’ve been in for so long.

Yeah, amazing because it’s crap.

The household survey, the part that is used to calculate the unemployment rate, isn’t based on real numbers. It’s mostly an educated guess by the Labor Department (Obama’s Labor Department). Real numbers would be something like official payroll numbers, but those take a long time to collect and the household survey has been used for a long time, so everyone kind of figures that in.

Unless you screw around with how you calculate the household survey. Based on today’s report, the household survey numbers are the best since 1983. You tell me if that feels right.

The reason we’re now at 7.8% is because OBAMA’S Labor Department decided that they needed to increase the number of people employed by THE GOVERNMENT over the previous two months.

Labor Secretary Linda Solis:“Hey! Surprise! We found a whole shit-load of people we didn’t know were employed! They were just in the back and the new guy forgot to count them.”

They have also decided that part-time employment is just like full-time employment and so they get counted just like full-time employed people. I’ll be sure to tell my nephew that his part-time job is just like a full-time job. That will make sleeping on his mother’s couch because he can’t afford an apartment so much easier.

Simply put, Obama is so desperate to win that he’s outright manipulating data to make himself look better.

What a dirtbag.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#789984 Oct 31, 2012
Tal O bama wrote:
<quoted text>Are you a foreigner?
Tenzing is foreign to one helluva lot of things. Including reality.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#789985 Oct 31, 2012
Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm doing extremely well thankyouverymuch.
I'm going on vacation to Europe next week, what are you doing?
It's going to be bitter cold inside of that airliner's wheel housing.
redwhiteblue01

Grand Rapids, MI

#789986 Oct 31, 2012
HYPOCRITICAL OBAMA wrote:
The 7.8% Unemployment Rate is a Lie
by Nathan Harden - Fix Editor on October 5, 2012
Print This Post Print This Post
Obama_reflects
On the campaign trail today, Obama is claiming that the economy is on the upswing because unemployment is the lowest its been since he took office.“This economy has come too far to turn back now,” he told a crowd of supporters in Virginia. What he isn’t saying is that last month the Labor Force Participation Rate–the percentage of Americans who actually have jobs–reached the worst point of his entire presidency.
Obama’s supporters are clinging to the latest jobs report like a political lifeline. The unemployment rate finally dropped below 8 percent, and that’s good for the president’s troubled campaign. But politics aside, does this actually mean that more people are working?
No, it doesn’t.
There are two ways for the unemployment rate to drop. 1.) New jobs. 2.) Unemployed people give up and stop trying to find work.
Guess which force is a bigger factor right now? Here’s a clue: the unemployment rate has dropped to 7.8%, despite the fact that the economy only added only 114,000 jobs last month (fewer than were added in each of the previous two months.)
The number of new jobs added each month is falling, yet the unemployment rate is also falling. What gives?
The Washington Post is reporting that, if you counted all the people who have simply given up looking for work since January, the unemployment rate would be 8.4% right now. That’s just adding back the folks who’ve given up looking for work this year.
If you count all the folks who’ve given up looking for work since Obama took office, the numbers are far worse. In that case the unemployment number would be close to 11%.
The economy isn’t looking up so much as people are giving up.
If you’re like me, you know a number of people, especially middle-aged folks, who have been looking for a job so long that they have simply lost hope and dropped out of the workforce. That’s the real reason the unemployment rate is 7.8%–a number that is still high by historical standards.
The 7.8% figure may be technically true, but held up as evidence of a rapidly improving economy, it’s a big lie.
Bottom line: the labor force participation rate is a much more informative number for measuring the state of the economy because it measures what percentage of Americans are actually working, and doesn’t ignore those who’ve simply given up hope of finding a job.
The current labor force participation rate is near historic lows. That may not be the message Obama and his supporters want to hear, but that’s reality.
Using the falling unemployment rate to boost his case for re-election is understandable, even if it isn’t entirely genuine. But Obama must be careful not to tout the positive numbers too loudly, lest he appear insensitive to the plight of millions of voters who are still struggling to make ends meet.
When Americans give up looking for work, it may make the unemployment rate look better; but it won’t turn this economy around. It’ll take jobs to do that.
He's the author of a book called Sex and God at Yale by Nathan Harden WOW
Tournefort

Richmond, IN

#789987 Oct 31, 2012
"Exclusive: Classified cable warned consulate couldn't withstand 'coordinated attack'"

"The U.S. Mission in Benghazi convened an “emergency meeting” less than a month before the assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, because Al Qaeda had training camps in Benghazi and the consulate could not defend against a “coordinated attack,” according to a classified cable reviewed by Fox News.

Summarizing an Aug. 15 emergency meeting convened by the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Aug. 16 cable marked “SECRET” said that the State Department’s senior security officer, also known as the RSO, did not believe the consulate could be protected.

“RSO (Regional Security Officer) expressed concerns with the ability to defend Post in the event of a coordinated attack due to limited manpower, security measures, weapons capabilities, host nation support, and the overall size of the compound,” the cable said.

According to a review of the cable addressed to the Office of the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Emergency Action Committee was also briefed "on the location of approximately ten Islamist militias and AQ training camps within Benghazi … these groups ran the spectrum from Islamist militias, such as the QRF Brigade and Ansar al-Sharia, to ‘Takfirist thugs.’” Each U.S. mission has a so-called Emergency Action Committee that is responsible for security measures and emergency planning.

The details in the cable seemed to foreshadow the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. compound, which was a coordinated, commando-style assault using direct and indirect fire. Al Qaeda in North Africa and Ansar al-Sharia, both mentioned in the cable, have since been implicated in the consulate attack.

In addition to describing the security situation

negatively,” the cable said explicitly that the mission would ask for more help.“In light of the uncertain security environment, US Mission Benghazi will submit specific requests to US Embassy Tripoli for additional physical security upgrades and staffing needs by separate cover.”

As for specific threats against the U.S., the cable warned the intelligence was not clear on the issue, cautioning that the militias in Benghazi were not concerned with any significant retaliation from the Libyan government, which had apparently lost control in Benghazi. A briefer explained that they “did not have information suggesting that these entities were targeting Americans but did caveat that (there was not) a complete picture of their intentions yet. RSO (Regional Security Officer) noted that the Benghazi militias have become more brazen in their actions and have little fear of reprisal from the (government of Libya.)”

While the administration’s public statements have suggested that the attack came without warning, the Aug. 16 cable seems to undercut those claims. It was a direct warning to the State Department that the Benghazi consulate was vulnerable to attack, that it could not be defended and that the presence of anti-U.S. militias and Al Qaeda was well-known to the U.S. intelligence community.

In a three-page cable on Sept 11, the day Stevens and the three other Americans were killed, Stevens wrote about “growing problems with security” in Benghazi and “growing frustration” with the security forces and Libyan police. The ambassador saw both as “too weak to keep the country secure....”

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