Barack Obama, our next President

Full story: Hampton Roads Daily Press

"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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Success for who ? The 1%'ers and the Chinese, with a resume like that Romney is just great for America, im sure. Just don't count the 47%'rs in that lot
success and jobs for the companies that were rescued when they would otherwise have folded.....
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Success for who ? The 1%'ers and the Chinese, with a resume like that Romney is just great for America, im sure. Just don't count the 47%'rs in that lot


Great question.

Since inception Bain Capital has invested in or acquired hundreds of companies including such notable companies as AMC Entertainment, Aspen Education Group, Brookstone, Burger King, Burlington Coat Factory, Clear Channel Communications, Domino's Pizza, DoubleClick, Dunkin' Donuts, D&M Holdings,Guitar Center, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Sealy, The Sports Authority, Staples, Toys "R" Us, Bright Horizons Day Care, Warner Music Group and The Weather Channel.

Since 2000 the following funds have entrusted some $1.56 billion to BAIN CAPITAL:

* Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund ($2.2 million)* Indiana Public Retirement System ($39.3 million)* Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System ($177.1 million)* The Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension System ($19.5 million)* Maryland State Retirement and Pension System ($117.5 million)* Public Employees’ Retirement System of Nevada ($20.3 million)* State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio ($767.3 million)* Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System ($231.5 million)* Employees’ Retirement System of Rhode Island ($25 million)* San Diego County Employees Retirement Association ($23.5 million)* Teacher Retirement System of Texas ($122.5 million)* Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System ($15 million)

According to Infrastructure Investor, Bain Capital Ventures Fund I (launched in 2001) managed wealth for “endowments and foundations such as Columbia, Princeton and Yale universities.”

According to BuyOuts magazine and S&P Capital IQ, Bain’s other college clients have included Cornell, Emory, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Notre Dame and the University of Pittsburgh.

Preqin reports that the following schools have placed at least $424.6 million with Bain Capital between 1998 and 2008:

* Purdue University ($15.9 million)* University of California ($225.7 million)* University of Michigan ($130 million)* University of Virginia ($20 million)* University of Washington ($33 million)

Major center-left foundations and cultural establishments also have seen their prospects brighten, THANKS TO BAIN CAPITAL. According to the aforementioned sources, such Bain clients have included:
the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation,
the Doris Duke Foundation,
the Metropolitan Museum of Art,
the Ford Foundation,
the Heinz Endowments
and the Oprah Winfrey Foundation.

What a success story. In contrast you have Obamanation.
Nobama

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Alloramadai wrote:
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Interesting proposal. I'm in New Orleans as we speak. Tourism in full swing.
like any engineering project, the levees are designed to withstand a given design basis storm.....sooner or later, a larger storm will hit, the levees will be inadequate, and politicians will start pointing fingers...

so enjoy the tourism, but understand that history will someday repeat itself.....

like superstorm Sandy.....
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Obama is a four year failure and he wants you to vote for him so he can carry on his policy of trickle down poverty.Do Democrats get a discount for lobotomies under Obamacare?
My post was about Romney’s unethical behavior and poor character, not Obama (who has been successful recovering the economy despite the Teanderthals’ obstructionism). Perhaps you could respond to my post about Romney by trying to defend Romney against his behavior.
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What is your position in the Circle Jerking Clown Posse?
Congratulations. Your name has earned dishonorable mention on my “do not reply” list of people who prefer, or have only the capacity, to post personal insults in lieu of engaging in reasonable discussion. You may continue to respond to me, but I’ll not respond to you, no matter how strongly you may appeal for me to do so. You may find it easier and just as rewarding just to rate all my posts negatively, as is the custom among the disenfranchised.
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My post was about Romney’s unethical behavior and poor character, not Obama (who has been successful recovering the economy despite the Teanderthals’ obstructionism). Perhaps you could respond to my post about Romney by trying to defend Romney against his behavior.
only a scumbag like you would call flood relief efforts unethical....

and only a scumbag like you would find a man who watched Americans die without lifting a finger to be of good character....

but it doesn't matter, because Obama will soon be history....
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Success for who ? The 1%'ers and the Chinese, with a resume like that Romney is just great for America, im sure. Just don't count the 47%'rs in that lot
Been watching Super storm Sandy on the Weather Channel?

Another Bain Capital investment.
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<quoted text>Everything that is numerically measurable has gotten worse under Obama…and not just a little, but considerably so. Everything we need costs more…. and everything we have is worth less.
This leaves only two reasons to vote for Obama….you are either an idiot or a racist.
Your claims about Obama’s presidency are simply not true and your reasoning is flawed. Anyone with the temerity to disagree with you does not make them idiots or racists.

You’re misinformed and use flawed logic. Fox “News” repeater?

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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.
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You may find it easier and just as rewarding just to rate all my posts negatively, as is the custom among the disenfranchised.
Disenfranchised?

Like having you respond is some sort of privilege?

LOL, now that's funny!

For you "disenfranchised" posters out there - I don't insult posters unless they insult me first, ESPECIALLY on a personal level, so kuda and his/her "do not reply" criteria is BS.
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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
Maybe Bain will have to save all the defense contractors? Now wouldn't THAT be the irony of all ironies!

Just like Obama - keep pounding away at Romney because your record sucks. "If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from."

BTW, where will all the people laid off due to Obama's defense cuts find work?

Lockheed: Sure, we’ll keep our workers in the dark about layoffs

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/02/lockhee...
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You’re misinformed and use flawed logic.
Translation - you don't buy into the progressive "forward" agenda.

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Maybe Bain will have to save all the defense contractors? Now wouldn't THAT be the irony of all ironies!
Just like Obama - keep pounding away at Romney because your record sucks. "If you don't have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from."
BTW, where will all the people laid off due to Obama's defense cuts find work?
Lockheed: Sure, we’ll keep our workers in the dark about layoffs
http://hotair.com/archives/2012/10/02/lockhee...
So you would be one of the posters showering Obama with praise for the successful job he is doing. In every single conservative post on this forum its been anti Obama since the day he was sworn in. He had no record then, but he was still attacked, so I'd say Mitt & his masters are fair game to have the microscope put over him considering Republican records of the past. Why don't conservatives run on past records ?????? Don't you think that is a bit suspect in itself, they have almost wiped Bush from the history books and poor ole Ronald Reagan ain't as polished and shinny as was made out by Fox news, in fact todays conservatives would not even accept him as a canidate. That is the real Republicans dilema, even Barb Bush says the party has gone crazy.

This is the sort of stuff that is being shown all over Europe and Asia. You guys need to open your eyes..

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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<quoted text>Moron.

Monday, October 29, 2012

The race for OhioÂ’s Electoral College votes remains very close, but now Mitt Romney now has a two-point advantage.

The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters shows Romney with 50% support to President ObamaÂ’s 48%. One percent (1%) likes some other candidate, while another one percent (1%) remains undecided.(To see survey question wording, click here.)

The survey of 750 Likely Voters in Ohio was conducted on October 28, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Obama carried Ohio by a 51% to 47% margin in 2008, but just 46% of the stateÂ’s voters now approve of the job he is doing. Fifty-one percent (51%) disapprove. This includes Strong Approval from 29% and Strong Disapproval from 44%, giving the president a slightly worse job approval rating in Ohio than he earns nationally.

Forty-seven percent (47%) have a favorable opinion of the president and 52% have an unfavorable view. Those figures include 32% with a Very Favorable opinion and 42% who have a Very Unfavorable view of him.

Romney is viewed favorably by 53% and unfavorably by 45%, including 40% with a Very Favorable opinion of the former Massachusetts governor and 32% with a Very Unfavorable one.

Romney leads by 14 points among male voters in Ohio but trails by eight among female voters. Voters not affiliated with either of the major parties prefer the president 50% to 46%.
The guy from Arkansas calling me a moron after reading one poll. Classic
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This is the sort of stuff that is being shown all over Europe and Asia. You guys need to open your eyes..
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Why should I or anyone else give a f**k what's being shown all over socialist Europe? It's so great over there, move. No one's stopping you.
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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."
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Give romney the boot in november 6, and VOTE
OBAMA-BIDEN 2012-2016.
It's for the best.

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Why should I or anyone else give a f**k what's being shown all over socialist Europe? It's so great over there, move. No one's stopping you.
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.
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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."

http://thediplomad.blogspot.com/

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"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?

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