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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#791191 Nov 2, 2012

DES MOINES (The Borowitz Report)—A new Mitt Romney is emerging in the closing days of the campaign, aides say: a man who is increasingly “being eaten alive with jealousy” by President Obama’s budding relationship with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

While Mr. Romney has told reporters that he is “totally fine” with Gov. Christie flying around in a helicopter with President Obama, privately he has told aides,“Seeing him with Chris Christie is tearing me apart.”

The trouble began earlier this week, a Romney aide said, when Mr. Romney saw Mr. Christie on CNN mention that President Obama “had given him his number at the White House.”

“Mitt was like,‘Fine, whatever, do we have to watch this?’ and then basically ran out of the room,” the aide said.“It was completely awkward.”

Making matters worse, the aide said,“Chris Christie isn’t returning his calls.”

“Mitt was trying to explain his position on FEMA to reporters yesterday and he got all excited because his phone started vibrating,” the aide said.“It turned out it was just Ann.”

Mr. Romney, who has been seen doodling Chris Christie’s name in the margins of his briefing books in recent days, has apparently decided on a new course of action: to make the New Jersey governor jealous.

“He’s been calling [New York Governor Andrew] Cuomo,” the aide said.“But Cuomo won’t call him back either. It’s all so sad.”


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#791192 Nov 2, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
<quoted text>Mitt seems off message, afraid of talking about FEMA
Seems off message? He has no message!

Brookland, AR

#791193 Nov 2, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Let's not mention the $5,000 Mitt spent at Walmart to make it a 'real' photo-op.
Romney is spending his money to help the people, bommie is spending tax payers money, lots of difference there.

Sparta, NJ

#791194 Nov 2, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Let's not mention the $5,000 Mitt spent at Walmart to make it a 'real' photo-op.
... and Bammy? Oops - Vegas trip comin'- gots ta saves mah mo-nay. LOL
Lincoln Duncan

Griffin, GA

#791195 Nov 2, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
An environmentalist briefly interrupted Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney during a campaign rally Thursday in Virginia.
The protester shouted “what about climate change, that’s what caused this monster storm” before being drown out by boos from Romney supporters. The unidentified heckler held up a banner that read “End Climate Silence.” He was quickly escorted out of the audience.
As governor of Massachusetts, Romney had worked to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which scientists have pinpointed as a major cause of climate change.
ney-interrupted-by-climate-cha nge-protesters-in-virg
Romney seems silent when asked questions in English.

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#791197 Nov 2, 2012
LOL wrote:
Unemployment rate UP to 7.9%. Real unemployment rate still around 15%... and you want 4 more years? LOL
Provide the new jobs numbers that were printed along with these numbers.

Sparta, NJ

#791199 Nov 2, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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Civilians are not targets
So, the targets are the ones wearing uniforms? LOL

Since: Oct 08

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#791201 Nov 2, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah right__I get it and down here it's the same deal during event weeks for six to eight people.
But__those homes cannot be built back the way they were due to the modernization of building codes and that insurance companies will jack the sht out of the rates.
Case in point New Orleans, after Katrina where it's costing mega bucks to reconstruct the foundations.
Next year it'll be cheaper to come to Disney__probably the Cayman Islands too.
If truth be told the Caymans, with gambling is the place to be....

Milford, CT

#791202 Nov 2, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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They're foaming at the mouth!
MSNBC host Chris Matthews on Thursday compared conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh to the rapist character from the movie “Deliverance” who told his male victim to “squeal like a pig.”
Who's foaming at the mouth? Hissy Mathews or Rush? duh

El Paso, TX

#791205 Nov 2, 2012
Voting for Obama is a Vote for a permanent state of Poverty….Food Stamp Growth 75X Greater than Job Creation, income continue to decline…Romney/Ryan!!

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#791206 Nov 2, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah that and the CIA brass finally explaining what really happened which is pretty much what I've been saying since early October.

So I guess the new subject is the Seaside NJ utilities__seems to me that destroyed summer homes can wait for power.
True words
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#791207 Nov 2, 2012
Bloomberg News: Romney ‘rented’ Mormon church’s exemption to defer taxes for 15 years

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney used a loophole to “rent” the Mormon church’s tax exemption status and defer paying taxes for 15 years, according to a new report.

Tax returns obtained by Bloomberg News through a Freedom of Information Act request indicated that Romney set up a charitable remainder unitrust (CRUT) in June 1996 just before Congress cracked down on the loophole in 1997.

“In this instance, Romney used the tax-exempt status of a charity — the Mormon Church, according to a 2007 filing — to defer taxes for more than 15 years,” Bloomberg’s Jesse Drucker explained.“At the same time he is benefitting, the trust will probably leave the church with less than what current law requires.”

Deltona, FL

#791208 Nov 2, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Let's not mention the $5,000 Mitt spent at Walmart to make it a 'real' photo-op.
Charles Woodson, Green Bay Packers, donated $100,000 to the Red Cross yesterday.
Lincoln Duncan

Griffin, GA

#791209 Nov 2, 2012
U.S. adds 171,000 jobs
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#791210 Nov 2, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
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Provide the new jobs numbers that were printed along with these numbers.
My favorite recent Romney quote: I believe in traditional marriage between a man and seven women just like my grandfather.
Nancy Pelousey

New York, NY

#791212 Nov 2, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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The Bush recession sent thee unemployment rate to 10.2%.
The Bush recession was costing 750,000 jobs a month in Jan of 2009. Now we have job gains.
The Bush recession had our economy shrinking by over 6%, now it is growing
The Bush recession had the stock market heading to 6,000, now its more than double that.
That changed you f*cking idiot.
Those that helped cause that Bush recession- are still in Congress, Boehner, Canter, McConnell, DeMint,
The only leader that would not be is Paul Ryan who you idiots want to promote to VP.
Just how GD stupid are you people.
Unemployment even after the September 11 attacks was down to 4% with Bush. It wasn't until I was in charge of Congress that things got really bad! You're welcome and a curtsey, Nancy

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#791213 Nov 2, 2012
fred wrote:
<quoted text>Where's FEMA? Worse than Katina. The kenyan doesn't care about white people.

Gas Shortages May Not End for Another Week...
Mile-long lines, price hits $6...
Fistfights, Guns Drawn...
Some Siphoning From Cars!
'I'm prettybpissed..
Two massive generators power NY media, not masses...
NYC Official: Red Cross 'Absolute Disgrace'...
Looters Dress Like Con Edison Workers to Gain Access to Houses...
Staten Islanders Plead for Help:'We Need Food'...
'Please don't leave us'...
Your racial genre is nauseating. Pull up your Attends and move along.

Milford, CT

#791214 Nov 2, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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The American people learned exactly how low Romney & the rabid right will stoop win an election.
Lying about four dead Americans for political gain.
How pathetic can you get.
Liberal secret decoder ring translation.

The Kenyan ordered the stand down, left them to die, lied about Benghazi disaster and flew off the Vegas to party with Beyonce. America gets it.

THE HILL: Issa accuses the Obama administration of hiding information on Benghazi.“The chairman of the House oversight panel sent Secretary of State Hillary Clinton a scathing letter on Thursday accusing the administration of hiding information pointing to Libyan authorities’ possible involvement in the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. The letter comes after Foreign Policy reported earlier in the day that reporters in Benghazi had found evidence that a Benghazi police officer appeared to have photographed the inside of the mission on the morning of the attack. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died when Islamist militants attacked the mission that night.”

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#791215 Nov 2, 2012
LOL wrote:
<quoted text>Unemployment rate UP to 7.9%. Real unemployment rate still around 15%... and you want 4 more years? LOL

You old k unt - how many seconds would you last under four in a face to face? LOL
You keep forgetting to mention that other number that was published with the unemployment rate. See it?

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#791216 Nov 2, 2012
dem wrote:
Romney drops to 19% chance of getting 270 electoral votes?

Sad trombone sound!!!!
As Fruity Fred says, "Beat the mau mau drums!"

OBAMA 2012

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