Barack Obama, our next President

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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Since: Sep 08

Joliet, Illinois

#793372 Nov 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Romney Gets Lost In Fox News Benghazi Bubble
Debate moderator Candy Crowley pointed out what other journalists did last night, that Obama mentioned "acts of terror" while addressing the Benghazi attack in the Rose Garden on September 12, the day after Americans were killed in Libya.
And for the record, the next day Obama said the same thing: "I want people around the world to hear me: To all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished.
So how could the Republican candidate be so misinformed about what Obama had said about the attack on Americans? And why did Romney cling to the false claim that the president had refused to call it an act of terror?
Short answer: Fox News.
As Erik Wemple at the Washington Post noted, in a deeply ironic twist it appears Romney was a victim of conservative misinformation on the topic of Benghazi. "Romney revealed that perhaps he'd spent some time inside a coverage bubble on the Benghazi story," Wemple wrote. "In the words of one onlooker, he "[c]onfused conservative spin for the truth."
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/10/17/romne...
Yes Obama did mention "acts of terror" in the Rose garden the day after the Americans were killed in Benghazi. He mentioned it in general terms. He did not say "the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi was an act of terror."

What he did say specifically about this incident was that it was a spontaneous responce to a you tube video.He mentioned this at the United Nations while apologizing to the world for this event. This same speech denied US government involvement in the creation of the video, but he did mention we have freedom of speech in our country which is why this person could make this video.

The fact is the person who produced that video has been in jail for a "parole violation" since this event occured. I guess one can infer that making an anti islam video is a "parole violation" now.
This administration seems to be trouncing on citizens rights.

TWO more DAYS.

Romney/Ryan 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#793373 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Which is absolutely no different than two far lefties saying they're voting for Obama because he IS pro abortion and pro gay marriage (after he was against it, of course).
So what's your point?
Good morning, Lily.
No one is pro abortion, that is a fallacy promoted by the right.
We are pro choice and womens rights.

My point is that many of the rightwingers keep saying that it's the economy; I think that women vote social issues more, without considering the rest.

Did you move this weekend? Happy new home to you, I'm leaving soon to see the President today in Hollywood for the second time. I'll tell you said "Hi"

BTW, The President has an 85.1% chance of winning against Romney, who is at 14.9%

“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#793374 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Slander is slander. Like accusing an opponent of a felony or accusing them of killing someone's wife wrongly.
Getting answers to a dead ambassador -
Well, you see the difference.
no one cares you fool,, Get up to date on the news,, turn the channel dummy
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#793375 Nov 4, 2012
abbynormall wrote:
<quoted text>
That doesn't absolve them of the responsibility for those deaths.
If someone goes out drinking and kills a van full of family, they are still guilty of the deaths. If they leave the scene, it is still an attempt at coverup. and when they go to trial, they are still found guilty and still pay the price. Same difference. They certainly didn't walk into the bar "intending" to kill someone, but it is totally their fault the family is dead because of their choices.
Yeah, same deal happened to Bush.

a crying shame it is. you know, that FOX won't dare make the comparison.
PDUPONT

Chicopee, MA

#793376 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
The economy usually gets better when a Republican Congress is in control of spending and a Democrat president moves center.
It usually gets worse when a Democrat Congress is in control of spending and a Democrat president remains immoveably far left.
Things didn't get any better with a Democrat Congress and a Democrat president for two years. Neither has it gotten any better with a Democrat controlled Senate and a Democrat president the past two years - 2 out of 3 stacked against Republicans.
It's amazing you can't see that. The only hope we have is if Republicans win back the Senate and keep the House - when it's stacked 2 out of 3 against the president if Obama should win. That's what happened under Clinton.
The housing market crisis was something altogether different since both parties ignored the warnings.
A Democrat Congress was in control of spending before it happened, but it's easier to blame a Republican president who issued the warnings.
Good morning.
Things didn't get better for two years under a Democratic president and Congress you clueless twit?
When Obama took office the GDP was under water with a -8.9% growth rate and by the third quarter it was back in positive territory with a modest 1.4% ending the year with a 4% growth rate. If we had the kind of obstructionist House that we have now we would have sunk into an all out depression which is exactly what they wanted do.
The Republicans are the ones that are holding back the economic recovery in this country.
In 2011 the President put forth the American Jobs Act which was blocked by the GOP. This would have put people back to work and further stimulated the economy.
–Moody’s Analytics estimated the American Jobs Act would create 1.9 million jobs and add two percent to gross domestic product.
–The Economic Policy Institute estimated it would create 2.6 million jobs and protect an addition 1.6 million existing jobs.
–Macroeconomic Advisers predicted it would create 2.1 million jobs and boost GDP by 1.5 percent.
–Goldman Sachs estimated it would add 1.5 percent to GDP.
But the Republicans have no interest in either putting Americans to work or improving the economy; their goal is to blame Obama for their own obstructionist policies.
Obama's policies are only far left from the perspective of the far right idiots like you. A critical examination puts him at more of a centrist Republican.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#793377 Nov 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
carol's busy right now trying to find a new definition of slander.
It's not slanderous if it's true. BTW, Obama has more than slandered Romney and misstated Romney's presidential platform many times. So get over it.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#793378 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Slander is slander. Like accusing an opponent of a felony or accusing them of killing someone's wife wrongly.
Getting answers to a dead ambassador -
Well, you see the difference.
So, Mitt has hired Glen Beck to court the evangelicals? LOL!

Obama 306.9
Romney 231.1

electoral votes
Imhotep

United States

#793379 Nov 4, 2012
Judge wrote:
<quoted text>FauxNews Lies:
1. America's Newsroom falsely claimed in on-screen text that President Obama's 2010 budget proposal of $3.6 trillion for year 2010 was "4 times bigger than Bush's costliest plan." In fact, President Bush submitted a $3.1 trillion budget proposal for year 2009 and a $2.9 trillion budget proposal for year 2008.
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America's Newsroom: On April 2, 2009, guest host Alisyn Camerota stated that "Obama's cap-and-trade proposal would cost $3,100 per U.S. household." But MIT professor John Reilly has disputed the GOP's calculation of an average household cost of $3,128 is "nearly 10 times the correct estimate" based on his study's cap-and-trade model. PolitiFact.com rated the $3,100 figure a "pants on fire" falsehood.
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Fox News, in 2008, reported a completely unsubstantiated rumor that Obama was raised in a Muslim madrasah. Obama attended the school for two years as a child when he was 6 years of age.
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When the 9/12 Tea Party march on DC was being reported on air by Fox News, the numbers of attendees reported were to be 1.5 million to 1.7 million. In fact, the true number of attendees was between 60,000 and 70,000.
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When the false "death panel" rumors started in August, 2009, Fox News reported on a supposed, "death book" put out by the Veterans Health Administration. The book proved them to be totally lying.
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In March 2009, Fox News purposely altered the timeline of a statement made by Vice-President Joe Biden. "the fundamentals of the economy are strong" was actually from the campaign, stated during 2008, and selectively edited By Fox News to seem more recent.
..
Fox News repeatedly reported that Kevin Jennings, an Assistant Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, was told by a 15 year old boy that he was having sexual encounters with older men and that Jennings failed to report this conversation to proper authorities. Th fact was that the boy wasn't 15. He was above the legal age of consent.
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Fox's reporters repeatedly claimed that Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, had banned military recruiters from Harvard Law School's campus while Dean. The truth was that Kagan had briefly banned the school's Office of Career Services from working with military recruiters -- she never banned ANY recruiters from Harvard's campus.
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Alas... The Faux News 'fact' obfuscation machine is a mirror of Dr. Goebbels propaganda machine in the 30's. "a lie repeated often enough eventually becomes true".

Fox viewers remain the most ill informed, fact allergic and reality challenged individuals.

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#793380 Nov 4, 2012
Nate Silver finds President Obama with an 84% chance to win the presidential election and that the barrage of swing state polls showing him leading Mitt Romney represents "powerful evidence against the idea that the race is a 'tossup.'

A tossup race isn't likely to produce 19 leads for one candidate and one for the other -- any more than a fair coin is likely to come up heads 19 times and tails just once in 20 tosses.(The probability of a fair coin doing so is about 1 chance in 50,000.)"

"Instead, Mr. Romney will have to hope that the coin isn't fair, and instead has been weighted to Mr. Obama's advantage. In other words, he'll have to hope that the polls have been biased in Mr. Obama's favor... They could be biased. Based on the historical reliability of polls, we put the chance that they will be biased enough to elect Mr. Romney at 16%."
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#793381 Nov 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Both candidates are pro-homosexual and are behind the homosexual agenda. America is under political judgment and the church does not know it!
http://defendproclaimthefaith.org/blog/...
Very sketchy source, but at least it's not anonymous.
hey carol....there's some slander for ya.
Oh brother. Went to see Argo last night, good movie
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#793382 Nov 4, 2012
glennm69 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes Obama did mention "acts of terror" in the Rose garden the day after the Americans were killed in Benghazi. He mentioned it in general terms. He did not say "the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi was an act of terror."
What he did say specifically about this incident was that it was a spontaneous responce to a you tube video.He mentioned this at the United Nations while apologizing to the world for this event. This same speech denied US government involvement in the creation of the video, but he did mention we have freedom of speech in our country which is why this person could make this video.
The fact is the person who produced that video has been in jail for a "parole violation" since this event occured. I guess one can infer that making an anti islam video is a "parole violation" now.
This administration seems to be trouncing on citizens rights.
TWO more DAYS.
Romney/Ryan 2012
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

Though an original one would be nice.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#793383 Nov 4, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, just what America wants. a 70-year-old worn out hag in the White House.
Hillary's destroyed her political future anyway by allowing herself to be affiliated with the Obama administration. Now she's gotten herself into a real mess. She should have just stayed in NY for 4 years, biding her time to run in 2016, and she might have had a chance.

“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#793384 Nov 4, 2012
abbynormall wrote:
<quoted text>
So what....people used to have only ONE day to vote, during the week when most had to work. This is in no way disenfranchisement of anyone. But you'll THINK it is if your side loses.
BTW, this election is so close, NO ONE will know until Tuesday who wins, no matter who writes articles or who posts here.
Thats right you idiot and we use to only ride horses and read by candle light..There are a few more Americans now, No thanks to the like to you bigots...
Morons4Mitt

Russellville, KY

#793385 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Too bad the last jobs report showed unemployment went up again.
That's so funny. YOU Repub bitches note the unemployment rate but yet deny that there has been 36 straight months of job growth. Same as you deny there was an average of 726,000 jobs lost per month before Obama. Hypocrites one and all.
carol

Orlando, FL

#793386 Nov 4, 2012
glennm69 wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes Obama did mention "acts of terror" in the Rose garden the day after the Americans were killed in Benghazi. He mentioned it in general terms. He did not say "the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi was an act of terror."
What he did say specifically about this incident was that it was a spontaneous responce to a you tube video.He mentioned this at the United Nations while apologizing to the world for this event. This same speech denied US government involvement in the creation of the video, but he did mention we have freedom of speech in our country which is why this person could make this video.
The fact is the person who produced that video has been in jail for a "parole violation" since this event occured. I guess one can infer that making an anti islam video is a "parole violation" now.
This administration seems to be trouncing on citizens rights.
TWO more DAYS.
Romney/Ryan 2012
Yes, that's exactly what he did.

Thing is, a full-blown investigation will be underway beginning November 15 and answers will finally be known. It could be a short-lived second term if he does win.

Even if he gets away with it - again - a lot of people will be regretting they voted for him - again.

When will some people ever learn?

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#793387 Nov 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
NOT since Lydia Bennet eloped with Mr. Wickham, not since Anna Karenina ran off with Count Vronsky, has such a hue and cry been heard about purloined affections.
The triangle that flared at the climax, with Chris Christie scampering away from Mitt Romney in the wuthering storm to cling to Barack Obama, the New Jersey governor’s brown eyes looking up trustingly into the president’s brown eyes, added a frisson to a jaundiced, spendthrift race.
In novels and movies, it’s a powerful narrative: the problems of three little people, playing out against a charged backdrop.“Casablanca.”“Gone With the Wind.”“The Year of Living Dangerously.”“Broadcast News.”“L.A. Confidential.”
Christie was unrepentantly swept away by his new pal, the commander in chief, who also likes to wear a jacket with his name and title sewn onto the lapel.
“So, I do pinch myself every day,” Christie said at a news conference in Trenton on Wednesday.“You know, like when I got on Marine One, I’m pinching myself, believe me. Sandy and Bill Christie’s son on Marine One was not exactly what I thought was going to be happening with my life.”
A president who has taken a lot of abuse from Republicans — one refusing to take his urgent calls on the debt deal, one yelling “You lie!” during a State of the Union address, many libeling his religion, race and nationality, all plotting to upend his plans — was finally getting a little G.O.P. love.
It was a jarring sign to Republicans that, despite Romney’s humanlike performance in recent weeks, there is no deep tie, nor real respect, among many of those helping with his campaign, even men considered as running mates. Romney is idolized by his wife and sons, and in his close Mormon circle of friends, but beyond that, there is an intensity vacuum.
In the final days, with Christie cheating on him, Mitt was left with Jeb Bush, who offered the faint praise to CBS News that Romney had been slow to respond to the president’s attack but had finally “found his rhythm.”
Pity poor Jeb Bush, trying to drag another entitled, second-rate scion over the finish line in Florida while stifling his own dreams. He told a crowd that Obama’s “entire strategy is to blame others, starting with my brother, of course.” But his brother is to blame for creating the chaos that swallowed much of Obama’s first term. And for derailing Jeb’s career and blighting the family name. While Jeb was hawking Romney, W. was giving a speech at a confidential Cayman Islands investment conference. He should go check on Mitt’s cash still sunning itself in the Caribbean.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/opinion/sun...
I sincerely doubt it will affect this election in even the most miniscule bit.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#793388 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Slander is slander. Like accusing an opponent of a felony or accusing them of killing someone's wife wrongly.
Getting answers to a dead ambassador -
Well, you see the difference.
Wrongly....

OPINION: Obama Committed High Crimes and Misdemeanors in Libya

http://nation.foxnews.com/persident-obama/201...

And misdemeanors!!

think we can discuss how TAC didn't slander Mitt?
Obamatosis

Edison, NJ

#793389 Nov 4, 2012
Hell has frozen over.

Newsday, as liberal a NY newspaper as the NY Times,
HAS ENDORSED MITT ROMNEY.

This newspaper is as far left as they get. I'm in total shock.

Editorial: Elect Mitt Romney president of the United States

Had Barack Obama done the job of president with the same passion and vision he displayed in seeking it, he would likely deserve another term.

He did not.

Against this we must weigh Mitt Romney, an imperfect candidate but one who has a special track record too. From his creation of a vast personal fortune to his successful stewardship of the threatened Salt Lake City Olympics to his governing of Massachusetts, Romney's life is a tale of success after success, many of them achieved in difficult circumstances.

Romney's potential to put America back to work earns him our endorsement.

Obama's failure to accelerate the improvement of the economy is the dominant reason Romney is the right choice, but it's not the only one. There are also the broken promises. On the campaign trail in 2008, Obama promised to halve the annual budget deficit of the United States. Instead, the shortfall has remained over $1 trillion per year, and the national debt has increased about 45 percent.

Obama said he would pass comprehensive immigration reform, but he never made a significant attempt to address it.

He said future generations would look back on his election as the time we began to slow the rise of the oceans and hasten the healing of the planet, yet he never introduced meaningful legislation aimed at achieving those goals.

Obama promised a transparent administration but instead ran a secretive White House. And Obama promised a newfound respect for civil liberties, and yet, in an expansive reading of congressional authority to use military force, he has authorized the unilateral assassination of American citizens abroad.

Obama promised to drive the unemployment rate below 6 percent in four years. It sits at 7.9 percent, just above the level when he was inaugurated.

History may well laud Obama for passing the first comprehensive health care plan to cover millions of uninsured, guarantee coverage for those with pre-existing conditions and for preventive care, and keep young adults on their parents' policies until age 26. But the law may not control costs, fails to address malpractice litigation and the expense it imposes on the system, and is based on iffy funding. Worse, Obama didn't sell the public on his plan, allowing his opponents to hijack it.

Most important, Obama promised to end the partisan divide in Washington but didn't do so. To be fair, he had no help from Republicans, but that is the case, by definition, with partisan divides. Obama should have looked to the track record of Franklin D. Roosevelt, and brought his case to the people.

continued...

“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#793390 Nov 4, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
So, Mitt has hired Glen Beck to court the evangelicals? LOL!
Obama 306.9
Romney 231.1
electoral votes
don't confuse her with facts...she has no idea of how many electoral votes there are..
OBAMA TWO TERM PRESIDENT

United States

#793391 Nov 4, 2012
Don't forget tuesday to vote for our two term president Barack Obama.

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