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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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.
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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.
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?
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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.

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So, Mitt has hired Glen Beck to court the evangelicals? LOL!
Obama 306.9
Romney 231.1
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don't confuse her with facts...she has no idea of how many electoral votes there are..
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Don't forget tuesday to vote for our two term president Barack Obama.

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Glenn beck, Now there is a head looking for a bullet
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Oh brother. Went to see Argo last night, good movie
I watched the new Total Recall on my own big screen the other night. I love the Obamabucks.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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
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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

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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.
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<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?
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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'
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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...
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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?

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