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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Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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The Calvary Chapel pastor gave a rabid dog sermon commanding people to vote republican because of abortion and gay marriage.
That cult of criminal money launderers should be shut down.
Despicable beyond words.
The Democrats have supported Massachusetts based NAMBLA since the 1930s, when the liberals also and still support communists and NAZI-socialists...
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It's the culture....

“What goes around, comes around”

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carol wrote:
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Hate to burst your little bubble of denial again.
Income groups in America are not fixed. There's no caste system here, really no such thing even as a middle "class." The poor aren't stuck in poverty. And the rich don't enjoy lifetime membership in an exclusive club.
A 2007 Treasury Department study bears this out. Nearly 58% of U.S. households in the lowest-income quintile in 1996 moved to a higher level by 2005. The reverse also held true. Of those households that were in the top 1% in income in 1996, more than 57% dropped to a lower-income group by 2005.
Every day in America, the poor join the ranks of the rich, and the rich fall out of comfort.
http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2011...
It's about hard work and seizing opportunities.
But the opportunities have to be available. Obama wants the 1%(a ghost percentage) to take care of everybody.
The 1% can just as easily pack up and call it quits if pushed too far. Ever think of that?
There goes Homer's and your version of a better off middle class.
Carol, if they admitted that, they'd have to own that thing called personal responsibility. They want the government to do it all for them, much easier and less work.
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Sorry, guys: polls show overwhelming approval for Mr. Obama’s handling of the storm, and a significant rise in his overall favorability ratings.

And he deserves the bump. For the response to Sandy, like the success of the auto bailout, is a demonstration that Mr. Obama’s philosophy of government — which holds that the government can and should provide crucial aid in times of crisis — works. And conversely, the contrast between Sandy and Katrina demonstrates that leaders who hold government in contempt cannot provide that aid when it is needed.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/05/opinion/kru...
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<quoted text>No, you little man, free market did NOT create a middle class. Unions did. Before unions workers has nothing including no pay . The unions allowed the middle class to be created. Didn't matter if a person was a union member or not, their pay was based on what the union guy got. The Republican Party has been pickling away at the overthrow of unions for 30 years now. The same graph chart that shows union decline matches the same chart that shows middle class decline.
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The Rich will bring back jobs to America when the American workers agree to the same as China..30 cents/hr, 16 hour days. no overtime, no health, no safety, no retirement, no chance of moving up.
Nonsense. Unions are organized crime extortion ring and have killed off every industry they infected.

Public employee unions are a dire threat to America and must be destroyed like in WI and In.
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keyedup wrote:
Hopefully there will be mass racist suicide tomorrow night among teabaggers
This is what gets the religious nuts to the polls:

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) used some of the precious remaining hours of the 2012 campaign to reach out to social conservative voters in a town hall-style call on Sunday night, warning that "Judeo-Christian" values were at risk if President Barack Obama is reelected.

The Romney campaign also currently has a robocall that warns Christians that Obama is a "threat to our religious freedom."

Ryan is considered more conservative on social issues than Romney. For example, while Romney believes abortion access should be legal in cases of rape and incest, Ryan does not

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/04/paul...

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Hillary shot herself in the foot covering for Barack Obama's foreign policy failure. By the time 2016 arrives, the details will be known. Poor Hillary.
home education failed you...

“What goes around, comes around”

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How convenient. The Kenyan Impostor's records are missing...again..
Flight records missing for week of Obama's birth
Friday, March 23, 2012
Times247 ^| 3/23/12 | Jerome R. Corsi
After months of searching, investigators commissioned by Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio to examine Barack Obama’s eligibility for office found Immigration and Naturalization Service travel records for foreign flights into Hawaii in 1961, only to discover that records for the week of Obama’s birth were missing. Investigators were searching to determine if Barack Obama might have been born in a foreign country and returned to Honolulu in or around August 1961 with his mother, Ann Dunham
How very, very strange. Hmmmmm....must just be a co-inky-dink, huh?(LOL)
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Yup. If you vote early, you can still vote in your home state on election day.
Yep it's about the early vote... One can't get a welfare lib out of bed, always complaining they don't have enough time to vote...
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Have you seen the lines in Florida?
It's like the voters are saying: screw you Rick, we're voting anyway.
The least popular politician in American can expect no less. Looks to be the same in Wisconsin. Fascism seems to be causing a backlash.
Yes, I spoke to people in line waiting to see the President at the rally in Hollywood, many reported waiting 8 hours in line to vote.
23,000 people waited 4 hours to enter the football field to see the President; and, another 3 hours waiting inside!
Rick Scott has recently pivoted on education; plans to issue debit cards to teachers to buy supplies that they have been paying for out of their own pockets for years!
The problem is that the Democrats need a dynamic candidate; Alex Sink didn't have it, she should have won, it was close.
We need a tough guy, someone like Alan Grayson! Florida is very corrupt.
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<quoted text>home education failed you...
Life has failed you old fart...
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Election day 2012 countdown-
GOD BLESS America, our troops, the CONSTITUTION and TERM LIMITS of the office of POTUS!

People all over the world (everybody)
Join hands (join)
Start a love train, love train
People all over the world (all the world, now)
Join hands (love ride)
Start a love train (love ride), love train
The next stop that we make will be soon
Tell all the folks in Russia, and China, too
Don't you know that it's time to get on board
And let this train keep on riding, riding on through
Well, well
People all over the world (you don't need no money)
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All of you brothers over in Africa
Tell all the folks in Egypt, and Israel, too
Please don't miss this train at the station
'Cause if you miss it, I feel sorry, sorry for you
Well
People all over the world (Sisters and brothers)
Join hands (join, come on)
Start a love train (ride this train, y'all), love train (Come on)
People all over the world (Don't need no tickets)
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Ride, let it ride
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People, ain't no war
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Join in (ride the train)
Start a love train, love train (ride the train, y'all)
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Join hands (you can ride or stand, yeah)
Start a love train, love train (makin' love)
People all over the world ('round the world, y'all)
Join hands (come on)
Start a love train, love train!!!!!!!!!!

Don't like it? Crawl back under the dark age, slime covered craggy rocks of stone age darkness that you dwell in-and rot there!
Because extreme haters, with barabaric, animalisTic terrorist MENTALities type, s-UGH-ck!

ROMNEY/RYAN/CHRISTIE et al 2012!!
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Obamanomics = never enough jobs

The core of President Obama’s re-election argument is this: The economy is on the right track; things are getting better — stay the course.

Thus, White House economist Alan Krueger said last Friday of the October job report’s showing of 7.9 percent unemployment:“While more work remains to be done, today’s employment report provides further evidence that the US economy is continuing to heal ... It is critical that we continue the policies that are building an economy that works for the middle class as we dig our way out of the deep hole that was caused by the severe recession that began in December 2007.”

If only that were true. But 41 months into a supposed economic recovery, the wounds inflicted by the Great Recession continue to fester.

For instance, job growth has averaged 157,000 per month thus far in 2012, about the same as 2011’s average monthly gain of 153,000. Those wouldn’t be bad numbers if the labor market were already at full health. But it isn’t — not even close.

This “recovery” has yet to bring us a period of strong job growth to make up for what was lost in the recession — to close the “Jobs Gap.”

As the Brookings Institution figures things, the US labor force will grow by around 100,000 jobs a month over the next decade or so. So the economy needs to add many more jobs than that each month to begin to return to pre-Great Recession employment levels.

But at October’s new-jobs rate of 171,000, we wouldn’t close the Jobs Gap for another 11 years and three months. And even that assumes we don’t suffer another recession before then.

To look at the Jobs Gap another way, consider that employment typically grows about 2 percent a year. Since that hasn’t happened since before the Great Recession, we’re nearly 15 million jobs below the below the pre-crisis trend level.

But the Jobs Gap is really a function of another deficit, the Growth Gap. The economy is growing far too slowly to generate many jobs — its total growth in this recovery is only 7 percent. Over the same span during the 1980s Reagan recovery, the economy grew three times as fast.

If the Obama recovery had been as strong as the Reagan recovery, GDP this year would be $1.5 trillion higher than it is currently.

Normally, the worse a recession is, the stronger the initial recovery: You get a couple of “catch up” years of superstrong growth. In 1983 and 1984, for instance, growth averaged 6 percent.

Say that, from here on out, the economy grows at trend, 3 percent or so a year. Because we never had those “catch up” years, GDP will be lower in the future than if we’d had a normal recovery. In 2037, for instance, it’d be some $5 trillion lower.

And lower GDP not only means lower job growth, it makes servicing the exploding national debt a lot harder.

Staying the course means never filling the Jobs Gap or the Growth Gap. It means accepting the New Normal as the permanent reality. But the New Normal isn’t so new anymore; we’ve been living with it since 2006.

With a real recovery, the New Normal would be one of growth and prosperity, where jobs are plentiful and take-home pay is rising. But to get there, we need to close one more gap, the Policy Gap between what Washington could be doing to help and what it is doing.

We need tax reform that rewards investment rather than lobbying. We need entitlement reform that creates a safety net rather than a debt trap. And we need a president who understands that wealth is created by innovators, not regulators.

So when you go to the polls tomorrow, be sure to mind the gaps.
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Election fraud by Republicans in Florida isn't news anymore, it's a tradition.
Isn't it disgusting? Same in Ohio. Yet they get away with it. The only defense is to get out the vote in large numbers, no complacency. We have to remember the famous "537" votes that Bush got Bush into office.
People don't trust anyone, they're filling out ballots at home and personall delivering them.
I'm afraid of early voting; will vote tomorrow in person at my precinct.
I feel badly for the people in New Jersey and New York!
The building that my daughter lived in on Gold St. has been deemed unfit to inhabit due to oil explosing pipes in basement with water.
50 floors of people have to leave their apartments for the few months it will take to remedy the damage. Where will they go?
I read that 40,000 people have lost their homes! Where will they go?

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Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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This is what gets the religious nuts to the polls:
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) used some of the precious remaining hours of the 2012 campaign to reach out to social conservative voters in a town hall-style call on Sunday night, warning that "Judeo-Christian" values were at risk if President Barack Obama is reelected.
The Romney campaign also currently has a robocall that warns Christians that Obama is a "threat to our religious freedom."
Ryan is considered more conservative on social issues than Romney. For example, while Romney believes abortion access should be legal in cases of rape and incest, Ryan does not
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/04/paul...
Thats republicans for ya!
Whole lot of church
Very little religion
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The anticipation is like a Heavy Weight Fight Romney delivers early KO!! How Sweet it Is!!
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Haaretz Editorial Board.

Obama is good for Israel

The outcome of the elections will be determined by the voters' decision as to which of the two candidates is good for America. But if any of them are vacillating in their vote over whether Obama has been a good president for Israel, the answer is yes.

http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/obama-is-good-...
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Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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This is what gets the religious nuts to the polls:
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) used some of the precious remaining hours of the 2012 campaign to reach out to social conservative voters in a town hall-style call on Sunday night, warning that "Judeo-Christian" values were at risk if President Barack Obama is reelected.
The Romney campaign also currently has a robocall that warns Christians that Obama is a "threat to our religious freedom."
Ryan is considered more conservative on social issues than Romney. For example, while Romney believes abortion access should be legal in cases of rape and incest, Ryan does not
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/04/paul...
The evangelical vote is coming out of no where to crush the evil Indonesian dog eating Muslim evolving aborting Kenyan mau mau.
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George Will predicts 321-217 Romney landslide

... along with Fox News Channel’s Dick Morris and the Washington Examiner’s Michael Barone.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/04/george-will...
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Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>How much Federal money will the State of New Jersey receive for it's clean up? Christie was respecting the Office. He knows 'What side his bread is buttered on??
First Lady Mary Pat--one of many Jerseyites, still WALKING THE WALK of no power!!!! Bless her Americans standing with Americans-like every other American currently w/out power heart!

GO CHRISTIE! ONE OF the REAL PEOPLE-- By the PEOPLE--FOR THE PEOPLE!!!!!

ROMNEY/RYAN/Christie et al 2012!!

(or let the 1460 day countdown and get OFF the camplaign trail and get to WORK -FOR America-NOT against it-begin!!!)

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Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
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Yes, I spoke to people in line waiting to see the President at the rally in Hollywood, many reported waiting 8 hours in line to vote.
23,000 people waited 4 hours to enter the football field to see the President; and, another 3 hours waiting inside!
Rick Scott has recently pivoted on education; plans to issue debit cards to teachers to buy supplies that they have been paying for out of their own pockets for years!
The problem is that the Democrats need a dynamic candidate; Alex Sink didn't have it, she should have won, it was close.
We need a tough guy, someone like Alan Grayson! Florida is very corrupt.
We do't ne Florida to win but it would be fun to see romnuts lose all that money down here...

I'll be glad this thread is over Lily.Great fishing starts now and huntins season is open. 1 more month till the snow birds get here.this is the best time of year in the keys...

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