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

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#793422 Nov 4, 2012
Philippine Slim wrote:
I sure will be happy when this forum is dumped, and replaced with "Mitt Romney, our next president".
Not anytime soon.

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#793423 Nov 4, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>President Romney has decided he will Obama on his staff as his shoe-shine boy.
No such person as Prez Romney

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#793424 Nov 4, 2012
Obamatosis wrote:
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...
Not very convincing endorsement, Jane. Piss poor in fact. There are more excuses here than an school teacher hears to explain why junior didn't have his homework. Talk about a lukewarm endorsement of a "flawed" candidate. Sounds more like an Obama endorsement. It is no surprise Newsday, one of the worst papers on the planet would endorse Rmoney. The "Dolans/Cablevision" are a bunch of corporate whores. If one didn't know better you could misinterpret this endorsment as satire. This is why Newsday is third rate paper.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#793425 Nov 4, 2012
keyedup wrote:
<quoted text>Republicans elected one.... Reagan...
Older men are distinguished. Older women are scarecrows.

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#793426 Nov 4, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>He won't release his college records because they reflect his Communist views.
College transcripts don't show that type of information. I realize you don't have your own to look at. Would you like to see mine?

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#793427 Nov 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, all the fact checking sites agree.
Though usually in an article comparing the lies of both.
One poll says one thing, another poll says another thing.

One article says one thing, another article says another thing.

We've all made up our minds and argue about why. None of us will probably change our minds either...most have probably already voted.

Those who cannot speak in an adult manner think they win arguments by calling names when they can't think of anything to say. I think that only may work SOMETIMES in kindergarten.

I too will be glad when this is over. Of course, it'll be all over except the "bitchin" by one side or the other.

:)

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#793428 Nov 4, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Christie? The walking heart attack traitor that's owned by the labor unions? Bloomberg? The idiot who wants to ban soft drinks while people die on Staten Island? Maybe they should get together. Bloomberg could put Cristie on a weight control program.
Curious. If they supported your candidate would you be saying these words?
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#793429 Nov 4, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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So that's what your hatred and nastiness is all about.
You're scared shitless!!
Floriduh is watching the demographics change, as predicted, and it's driving him further around the bend!!
Deal with it, you old gray fool!!
Your vote is now marginalized. In spite of you scared white nitwits attempts, you will not disenfranchise voters as the south has historically done with Jim Crow laws, the latest of which is the Voter ID scam. Voter Id where nobody has been able to prove that voter fraud even exists!!
As with abortion and gay rights, you white haters are all about stealing rights from citizens, often under dumb religious beliefs, which have no standing in the public square.
You white fascists will not stop the citizens from voting. All citizens. Those days are over, forever. Racism is dying, and you're among the last to get the message.
I'm lovin' it!!
ROMNEY/RYAN et al 2012
Simply because of th qualified EXPERIENCE required for REAL Leadership for ALL of America again-NOT just some!

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#793430 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.
Interesting post.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#793431 Nov 4, 2012
abbynormall wrote:
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How does the movie compare to the old one? I usually am not impressed with remakes.
It's a rewrite. Though a good one I think. Excellent chase scenes.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#793433 Nov 4, 2012
OBAMA TWO TERM PRESIDENT wrote:
<quoted text> mcCain is way over that age and still unsucessfully ran in 2008, HILLARY is expected to run for the white house again in 2016.
You're an idiot!
You're an
I didn't say a word about her age. Wow you're confused and also think calling someone a name is the same as making a lucid argument.

Go have some coffee and sober up.

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#793434 Nov 4, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Obama and his staff watched the entire event in the situation room live as it happened. He ordered American security forces to "stand down" because he didn't want to offend his "Muslim brothers" security forces, all the while making his plans to go to Vegas to party with Jay-z and Beyonce. He should be charged with criminal negligence.
Lies and propaganda.
Obamatosis

Edison, NJ

#793435 Nov 4, 2012
another major NY newspaper--THAT ENDORSED OBAMA IN 2008:

Our choice for America’s future: The Daily News endorses Mitt Romney for president

Four years after endorsing Obama, News finds the hopes of those days went unfulfilled
America’s heart, soul, brains and muscle — the middle- and working-class people who make this nation great — have been beset for too long by sapping economic decline.

So, too, New York breadwinners and families.
Paychecks are shrunken after more than a decade in which the workplace has asked more of wage earners and rewarded them less. The decline has knocked someone at the midpoint of the salary scale back to where he or she would have been in 1996.

Then, the subway fare, still paid by token, was $1.50, gasoline was $1.23 a gallon and the median rent for a stabilized apartment was $600 a month.

Today, the base MetroCard subway fare is $2.25, gasoline is in the $3.90 range and the median stabilized rent is $1,050, with all the increases outpacing wage growth.

A crisis of long duration, the gap between purchasing power and the necessities of life widened after the 2008 meltdown revealed that the U.S. economy was built on toothpicks — and they snapped.

Nine million jobs evaporated. The typical American family saw $50,000 vanish from its net worth, and its median household income dropped by more than $87 a week. New Yorkers got off with a $54 weekly hit.

Our leaders owed us better than lower standards of living, and we must have better if the U.S. is to remain a beacon of prosperity where mothers and fathers can be confident of providing for their children and seeing them climb higher on the ladder.

Revival of the U.S. as a land of opportunity and upward mobility is the central challenge facing the next President.

The question for Americans: Who is more likely to accomplish the mission — Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?

Four years ago, the Daily News endorsed Obama, seeing a historic figure whose intelligence, political skills and empathy with common folk positioned him to build on the small practical experience he would bring to the world’s toughest job. We valued Obama’s pledge to govern with bold pragmatism and bipartisanship.

THE HOPES OF THOSE DAYS WENT UNFULFILLED.

Achingly slow job creation has left the U.S. with 4.3 million fewer positions than provided incomes to Americans in 2007. Half the new jobs have been part-time, lower-wage slots, a trend that has ruinously sped a hollowing of the middle class.

The official unemployment rate stands at 7.9%, marking only the second month below 8% after 43 months above that level. Worse, add people who are working part-time because they have no better choice and the rate leaps to almost 15%. Still worse, add 8 million people who have given up looking for employment and the number who are out of jobs or who are cobbling together hours to scrape by hits some 23 million people.

Only America’s social safety net, record deficits and the Federal Reserve’s unprecedented low-interest policies have kept the label Great Depression II on the shelf.

New Yorkers have fared no better. The state is alone among the 50 in suffering significantly rising unemployment over the last 12 months, with the rate now at 8.9%. The city’s pain index is 8.8%, and the five boroughs have been trading down in salaries.

The trend over the Obama years: Goodbye to middle- and high-income jobs in New York City; hello to positions that pay less than $45,000 a year.

Recovery from the disaster that Obama inherited was going to take time. But four years is a long, long slog. Had the President guided a typical upswing, America would by now have regained essentially all its lost jobs. At his present pace, Obama would reach that milestone in the third year of a second term.

The regrettable truth is that Obama built a record of miscalculations and missed opportunities.

CONTINUED...

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#793436 Nov 4, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes; we do want him one step away from the Presidency
Ah...but will he know where he is?

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#793437 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>Obama can't win. He just can't.
But he is winning, Carol
rogerThat

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#793438 Nov 4, 2012
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Imhotep

United States

#793439 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
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Actually, you have it backwards.
Fox has more moderate democrats and independent viewers combined than conservatives. As opposed to all far left liberals.
Also, prime time Fox beats the tar out of all other cable networks in ratings.
That just shows how much some of you know.

Your opinion is noted and mocked.

News Ratings indicate the level of intelligence of the viewers.
Google Fox News accuracy sometime when you've stopped viewing Springer.

Fact remains very illusive for Fox.
'Fairly Unbalanced' is a better logo.

Since: Sep 12

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#793440 Nov 4, 2012
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#793441 Nov 4, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>He had to be nice. It's what proper people do. He wants Federal funds to clean up his state. He may not respect the man, but does respect the office. Tell that to the White House workers when "Slick & the "Hil-Bily" left the White House??
Christie's got it all over Obama, and the occupy whine streeters know it.

It's called having some actual CHARACTER and ETHICS, along with true leadership ability.

And some damn common sense and DECENCY.
ROMNEY/RYAN/CHRISTIE et al 2012!
Obamatosis

Edison, NJ

#793442 Nov 4, 2012
another major NY newspaper--THAT ENDORSED OBAMA IN 2008 CONTINUED:

Our choice for America’s future: The Daily News endorses Mitt Romney for president

First came emergency economic stimulus. Because Obama gave free rein to House and Senate Democrats in deciding how to spend $800 billion, the legislation was heavily designed to satisfy the party’s constituencies and hunger for social programs, and inadequately weighted toward job-multiplier projects like building and repairing bridges and railroads — including subways.

After originally projecting that the program would produce 4 million more jobs than the country now has, along with a 5% jobless rate, Obama pleads that he saved Americans from more dire straits.

Next came Obamacare. WHILE THE COUNTRY BLED JOBS, the President battled to establish universal health insurance — without first restraining soaring medical bills. Then he pushed one of the largest social programs in U.S. history through a Democratic-controlled Congress without a single Republican vote.

R.I.P. and never to be resurrected — Obama’s promised bipartisanship.

While the legislation has yet to take full effect, the typical family’s health insurance premium has risen and many businesses will experience a hike of $70 per week per employee, further restraining wages or producing part-time jobs that lack coverage.

Next came trillion-dollar deficits. Deep in the hole thanks to former President George W. Bush, Obama helped run up a $5 trillion increase in the national debt.

Along the way, he appointed a bipartisan commission to devise a plan for restoring America’s fiscal health, but OBAMA ABANDONED the panel’s menu of spending cuts, entitlement reductions and tax reform. Finally, Obama failed to close a deal with Republican House Speaker John Boehner for budgetary discipline and a path to job creation.

That was 15 months ago. Since then, OBAMA HAS PRESIDED OVER PARAYLSIS.

There was, of course, more to the President’s record than economic stewardship.

Entries on the plus side of the ledger include Obama’s Race to the Top school reforms, withdrawal from Iraq and his aggressive drone strikes against Islamist radicals. And then there is, or was, Osama Bin Laden. Obama ordered the mass murderer’s dispatch in a presidential act of courage for the ages.

In deficit on the balance sheet, he stepped to the front in ratcheting up sanctions against Iran only after the country’s regime had moved ominously close to nuclear weapon capability, and he executed a misguided strategy for achieving peace between Israel and the Palestinians that left the parties further from a settlement.

But those pluses and minuses pale in comparison with middle-class prospects in recommending whether to entrust Obama or Romney with the future.

CONTINUED...

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