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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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#793354 Nov 4, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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No kidding.
But it's good to know that anonymous sources are a viable source of 'real' news. I'll make sure to swing that club asap. Who's going to complain? A FOXbot? I think not.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#793355 Nov 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
President Obama has seen a boost in his job approval ratings in the past week as the nation has dealt with Superstorm Sandy and its aftermath. Meanwhile, Republican challenger Mitt Romney's favorability has hit a rough patch following almost a month of gains.
http://news.yahoo.com/obamas-approval-rises-s...
Yahoo news?!?.....yawn.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#793356 Nov 4, 2012
abbynormall wrote:
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Carol! Glad to see you back!
carol's busy right now trying to find a new definition of slander.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#793357 Nov 4, 2012
keyedup wrote:
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3 more days lili and This thread is over and the teabags are over...THEN
President Hillary Clinton 2016
Yeah, just what America wants. a 70-year-old worn out hag in the White House.
carol

Orlando, FL

#793358 Nov 4, 2012
abbynormall wrote:
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Carol! Glad to see you back!
Thanks! Glad to be back. Had a big weekend but things are back to normal just in time for the election - in only two more days.

It's going to get crazy one way or the other.

“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#793359 Nov 4, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Where are the generators? Where are the temporary trailers? FEMA has done nothing. The Red Cross is supplying food and water. FEMA isn't supplying anything but tons of paperwork.
IDIOT I bet you would know where they were if they were up your ass..
unless Fox told you they weren't..
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#793360 Nov 4, 2012
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...

“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#793361 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
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Thanks! Glad to be back. Had a big weekend but things are back to normal just in time for the election - in only two more days.
It's going to get crazy one way or the other.
thnk god you have a shory way to go...
carol

Orlando, FL

#793362 Nov 4, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Two evangelical friends said yesterday "I'm voting for Romney because he's anti abortion and gay marriage"
That's it, in a nutshell. They have no concept of Mitt and his shenanigans, nor do they care that he's a liar. The Christian rightwing votes on abortion and gay marriage. Nothing else.
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.

“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#793363 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.
Republicans elected one.... Reagan...

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#793364 Nov 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Right-wing ‘Swift-boat’ smear fizzles
Obama should have been destroyed by now. That was the plan.
He was going to be “Swift-boated” in this election, just like John Kerry was in 2004.
It would be about Benghazi, where on Sept. 11 of this year, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. This would be the spear point that would fatally wound the Obama campaign.
It would be a classic smear: The Obama administration had delivered a “stand down” order to potential rescuers, and so four Americans had died.
Why would any agency or anybody in the administration do such a thing? It didn’t matter. Wingnuts can always find motives. There are still people who say Bill Clinton murdered Vince Foster. Whole books have been written about that one.
There are legitimate questions to be answered about what happened at Benghazi. There always are questions after such tragedies. Warnings were ignored by the George W. Bush administration before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, after all.
Were warnings ignored in Libya? Hindsight will probably find some.
And Stevens would hardly have ventured to Benghazi with inadequate protection if he thought there were legitimate warnings not to do so.
So a different narrative, a different point of attack, would have to be found for Benghazi.
On Oct. 26, Fox News reported that urgent requests for military backup during the attacks in Benghazi “was denied by officials in the CIA chain of command — who also told the CIA operators twice to ‘stand down’ rather than help the ambassador’s team when shots were heard at approximately 9:40 p.m. in Benghazi on Sept. 11.”
The CIA and State Department denied it, but “stand down” would become the rallying cry for the far right.
It not only appeared everywhere on social media, but on Friday, as Obama was on his way to a rally at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Hilliard, Ohio, it “passed small groups of onlookers, including a slightly larger cluster holding signs related to Benghazi, such as:‘We won’t stand down ... Benghazi,’ and,‘What are you hiding?’” according to the White House press pool report.
But Benghazi has proven to be not dynamite, but a firecracker. The October surprise has not turned into a bombshell. Instead, it has bombed.
http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/16111...
David Ignatius, the highly respected columnist and associate editor of the Washington Post, who had been vigorous in demanding more information about Benghazi, wrote online Thursday,“While there were multiple errors that led to the final tragedy, there’s no evidence that the White House or CIA leadership deliberately delayed or impeded rescue efforts.”
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.

Since: Feb 10

ny ny

#793365 Nov 4, 2012
Some pollsters have started to notice that independent voters, who until recently were leaning toward Mitt Romney, may be trickling back toward President Obama with just days until the election.

A Zogby poll finds Obama has picked up five points among independents, perhaps because of how he has handled the federal response to Hurricane Sandy. Meanwhile the latest national Public Policy Polling tracking poll shows Obama turning a longtime disadvantage with independents into a 49% to 44% advantage.

Furthermore, a new national ABC News/Washington Post tracking poll shows Obama and Romney deadlocked with independents, at 46% each, matching Obama's best showing among that group in that survey and coming after Romney had reached a high of 58% just a week and a half earlier.

Finally, the Politico/GWU tracking poll finds the two men essentially tied with independents just a week after Romney held a double-digit lead with them.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#793366 Nov 4, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
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Yahoo news?!?.....yawn.
i know how you feel.

http://www.foxnews.com/
carol

Orlando, FL

#793367 Nov 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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carol's busy right now trying to find a new definition of slander.
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.
carol

Orlando, FL

#793368 Nov 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
President Obama has seen a boost in his job approval ratings in the past week as the nation has dealt with Superstorm Sandy and its aftermath. Meanwhile, Republican challenger Mitt Romney's favorability has hit a rough patch following almost a month of gains.
http://news.yahoo.com/obamas-approval-rises-s...
Too bad the last jobs report showed unemployment went up again.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#793369 Nov 4, 2012
keyedup wrote:
THIS IS WHY OBAMA WINS IN FLOIDA...
ST. PETERSBURG --
Today is the final day for early voting in Tuesday's general election, and long lines are forming across Florida.
Some sites are reporting a wait time of up to four hours in Miami-Dade and Broward counties, while locations in Hillsborough and Duval counties are reporting between 15 minutes to about an hour.
Despite record turnout in many parts of the state, Florida Gov. Rick Scott rejected calls to extend early voting through Sunday to help alleviate long lines at the polls.
That call was renewed Saturday by U.S. Senator Bill Nelson, a Democrat who is running for reelection against Rep. Connie Mack IV.
A news release from Nelson's campaign said the early voting process "has been plagued by long lines and a lack of adequate polling space that's resulting in an untold number of voters bring turned away or becoming too discouraged to vote."
“You should be doing everything in (your) power to make sure everybody has the chance to vote, and that their vote is counted,” Nelson said in a letter to Scott.“Instead, Gov. Scott, you are allowing people to be turned away and jeopardizing the credibility of Florida’s election.”
About 25 million people have already voted in 34 states and the District of Columbia, either by mail or in person. About three million voters have cast their ballots in Florida.
Those wishing to avoid potential long lines at the polls Tuesday have until 7 p.m. today to vote in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Polk, Pasco and Citrus counties. In Hernando County, voting sites close at 4:30 p.m.
Voters must bring identification and vote in the county in which they are registered. Those in line by 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote.
Some Democrats and Democratic-leaning groups pushed for early voting to continue through Sunday, but Gov. Rick Scott said no. So voting sites will be closed on Sunday and Monday, and the polls will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday.
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.
carol

Orlando, FL

#793370 Nov 4, 2012
OBAMA TWO TERM PRESIDENT wrote:
Let democracy prevail vote
OBAMA-BIDEN on tuesday.
You really want Biden to be one step away from the presidency another four years?

That alone is worth rethinking your vote.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#793371 Nov 4, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Two evangelical friends said yesterday "I'm voting for Romney because he's anti abortion and gay marriage"
That's it, in a nutshell. They have no concept of Mitt and his shenanigans, nor do they care that he's a liar. The Christian rightwing votes on abortion and gay marriage. Nothing else.
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.

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:
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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%

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