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

#793395 Nov 4, 2012
abbynormall wrote:
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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.
Yes, all the fact checking sites agree.

Though usually in an article comparing the lies of both.
Obamatosis

Edison, NJ

#793396 Nov 4, 2012
New York's Newsday, a LIBERAL newspaper, editorial continued

The decision to endorse Romney is not an easy one. Superstorm Sandy has made it clear that his untested notion about shifting primary responsibility for disaster relief from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to the states is a great risk. The storm should add even more urgency to deal with extreme weather and rising seas, which Romney has not addressed in his campaign.

And Obama has distinct achievements. He was correct to preserve the auto industry in the United States. His stimulus plan did create jobs, though not enough of them. His creation of tougher mileage standards for automobiles is a major step in the right direction. He also made the right decisions in refusing to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act, and in creating a limited Dream Act by executive order to stop punishing illegal immigrants unwittingly brought here as children. His two U.S. Supreme Court appointments were talented jurists without an agenda to overturn precedents.

He got us out of Iraq quickly, has us on the road out of Afghanistan, and oversaw the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Against this we have Romney, a flawed candidate. He tends to waver on the issues, and the plans he's laid out to better the lot of the nation lack both specifics and mathematical rigor. These are problems, but in the current political environment, they may also become his greatest assets as president.

What Romney has actually shown in his political evolution is a willingness to represent the will of his constituencies. We hope that means a lack of dogmatic zealotry, rather than a lack of leadership.

Romney should not be, as he claimed during the primary season, "severely conservative." He's not the first candidate who swayed toward a more extreme base while seeking the nomination, then tacked toward the center during the general campaign.

But Romney has shifted so opportunistically over the years on issues such as a woman's right to choose and health care reform that it's hard to be sure which Romney the nation would get. We are worried about the criteria he would use to select any justices, should an opening arise on the high court.

He is also a novice on foreign affairs who's surrounded himself with holdovers from the administration of George W. Bush, advisers who have been far too eager to take the nation to war. His saber-rattling on Iran is worrisome.

Yet there is one chorus Republicans and Democrats sing in unison: "Washington is broken." It's true, and the far-right wing of the Republican Congress is more averse to compromise than any other faction. Who, then, can bring this side to common ground? The dogmatic Democrat who empowered the tea party revolution in 2010, or the Republican who will have far more power to bring the firebrands in his own party to heel and has no history of enmity to poison the process? If Romney succeeds in uniting the Republicans and bringing them back to the center, it could be an advantage for the nation.

His proposals to limit the Medicare entitlement and replace it with vouchers, and to fund Medicaid through block grants, would shift costs from Washington to individuals and states like New York. Romney would need to remember that the most populous states, even consistently blue New York, have different and important needs, especially after Sandy.

Although he was elected in a time of economic turmoil, Ronald Reagan's greatest achievement wasn't his tax plan or his economic theories. His success came from emotional leadership, the ability to bring us together & reignite our confidence in the virtues and future of the nation. This is what FDR did. It is this that Barack Obama has failed to do.

Elected with a significant mandate & his party briefly in control of both houses of the Congress, Obama squandered the support of the nation.

Newsday endorses Romney.

http://www.newsday.com/opinion/editorial-elec...
carol

Orlando, FL

#793397 Nov 4, 2012
Imhotep wrote:
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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.
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.
OBAMA TWO TERM PRESIDENT

El Monte, CA

#793398 Nov 4, 2012
abbynormall wrote:
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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.
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
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#793399 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
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You really want Biden to be one step away from the presidency another four years?
That alone is worth rethinking your vote.
Yes; we do want him one step away from the Presidency

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#793400 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
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You really want Biden to be one step away from the presidency another four years?
That alone is worth rethinking your vote.
Isn't there some kind of requirement that says the VP should be able to tell you at all times where he actually is? Kinda like an Alzheimer's test?

The fact that Obama didn't ask the "crazy old uncle" to retire and get some rest and then choose another running mate adds just one more big fat question to Obama's decision making skills.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#793401 Nov 4, 2012
keyedup wrote:
<quoted text>IDIOT I bet you would know where they were if they were up your ass..
unless Fox told you they weren't..
Your brilliant responses are a breath of fresh air. Are you in the 3rd grade or 4th grade?
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#793402 Nov 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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I watched the new Total Recall on my own big screen the other night. I love the Obamabucks.
A line from the movie "Argo fk yourself" LOL

Havent' seen Total Recall yet.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#793403 Nov 4, 2012
abbynormall wrote:
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I sincerely doubt it will affect this election in even the most miniscule bit.
Hurricane Sandy helped Obama politically, Karl Rove says

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/w...
carol

Orlando, FL

#793405 Nov 4, 2012
PDUPONT wrote:
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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.
Now, now, PDupont.

The Democrats controlled Congress from January 2007 through January 2010.

The market finally collapsed under the weight of all those bad mortgage loans that Democrats couldn't seem to give out enough at the end of 2007.

Bush tried to warn Congress that F&F needed some regulating as far back as 2003.

The Democrats in the Congressional hearing to rein in F&F in 2004 called it a "public lynching".

Them's the facts.
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#793406 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
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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?
Obama 85.1% chance of beating Romney, who is at 14.9%

Sorry Carol, it ain't happenin'
carol

Orlando, FL

#793407 Nov 4, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Yes; we do want him one step away from the Presidency
...wow...he doesn't even know what state he's in half the time...
Lily Boca Raton FL

Boca Raton, FL

#793409 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.
Any comments on Romney profitting from the auto bailout?

or, the lies about Jeep?

or his "renting" of the Mormon Church' tax exemption?
carol

Orlando, FL

#793410 Nov 4, 2012
abbynormall wrote:
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Isn't there some kind of requirement that says the VP should be able to tell you at all times where he actually is? Kinda like an Alzheimer's test?
The fact that Obama didn't ask the "crazy old uncle" to retire and get some rest and then choose another running mate adds just one more big fat question to Obama's decision making skills.
He couldn't admit he made a mistake the first time - for the benefit of the easily fooled. Besides, it's the "crazy old uncle" caricature that Obama likes so much. Makes him look like a pretty darn good president in comparison.

It's part of the "make Obama look good at any cost" strategy.

“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#793411 Nov 4, 2012
Florida wrote:
<quoted text>A sellout obama has spent trillions of of wasted tax dollars to rescue his cronie moneyed Wall Street interests and has left the people of Staten Island and other storm victims to their own devices, cold, hungry dumpster diving and dying...
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AND... More NO votes for a sellout obama..
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It's the culture....
The culture dies in 3 days loser

“GONE FISHING”

Since: Oct 11

Location hidden

#793412 Nov 4, 2012
Romney-Ryan 2012 wrote:
<quoted text>Your brilliant responses are a breath of fresh air. Are you in the 3rd grade or 4th grade?
SORRY LOSER SCHOOL'S OUT EARLY I HAVE THINGS TO DO UNLIKE YOU!!!!!!!!

Whale Harbor Inn has a breakfast buffet today

I WIN AGAIN

WORLD ENDS FOR TEABAGS NOV 7 2012 3 MORE DAYS LOSERS
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#793413 Nov 4, 2012
carol wrote:
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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.
President Obama has committed several felonies in the past months. Four counts of contributory negligence and accessory to murder for the deaths of the Libyan Ambassador and his colleagues. He should also be charged with dereliction of duty for letting the tragedy and deaths in N.Y. and N.J. go on for so long while he parties in Vegas.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#793414 Nov 4, 2012
keyedup wrote:
<quoted text>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...
You can't make any kind of valid point stick by name calling.

And this point isn't even valid. It wasn't that long ago, two week long early voting is relatively new.

You can't cover up your ignorance by being the best name caller...just so ya know.
Romney-Ryan 2012

Virginia Beach, VA

#793415 Nov 4, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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Hurricane Sandy helped Obama politically, Karl Rove says
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/w...
How can that be when people are still dying in N.Y. and N.J. due to his administration's incompetence? The death toll is now up to 113. More Washington Post liberal spin.
carol

Orlando, FL

#793416 Nov 4, 2012
Well, anyway, let's just hope the majority of Americans have come to their senses or haven't lost their minds completely.

We'll know if America has irreversibly turned the corner for good on Tuesday.

Even the die-hard liberals on here and everywhere will realize too late what we've been trying to tell them.

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