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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Lord Fetch

Riverdale, IL

#795118 Nov 5, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Translation, auto company = Yellow Cab and most of the Pakistanis haven't gotten farther than the green cards they married at desperatematch.com
isn't that where db found slutvana?
Lord Fetch

Riverdale, IL

#795119 Nov 5, 2012
Nightchalker wrote:
<quoted text>QUICK! Get the hydraulic pry-bars! We got another case of Bush-lock-jaw syndrome!!! This is getting tougher, the longer he is out of office the harder they hold on!!!!
of course, by "bush lock jaw" you mean the right's unwillingness to merely mention him.
carol

Orlando, FL

#795120 Nov 5, 2012
So, no matter who wins tomorrow night, who promises to come back so we can argue for another four years?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#795121 Nov 5, 2012
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>How long did you have to live in one? Might account for the brain rot. "In the days after hurricane Katrina devastated southern Louisiana and Mississippi, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) bought 145,000 trailers to house the thousands of victims displaced by the storm. Over the next five years, the trailers -- which emitted unhealthy levels of formaldehyde, but which were nevertheless used by thousands who couldn't find any other place to live -- became a symbol of the federal government's bumbling in the face of a national tragedy. Sold at auction, and then repurposed as housing for BP cleanup workers, the trailers remain a problem that just won't go away.
The FEMA trailer debacle began with the highest of hopes and the best of intentions. Using temporary housing to shelter victims of natural disasters is hardly a new idea; in the wake of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, survivors lived in temporary shacks, and FEMA used trailers after Hurricane Andrew hit Florida in 1994. When Katrina destroyed 75% of the housing units in New Orleans, the agency scurried to respond to the disaster, spending $2.7 billion on 145,000 trailers and mobile homes to house an estimated 770,000 newly-homeless victims of the hurricane.
Unfortunately, in the rush to find temporary housing, problems quickly emerged. Many of the trailers FEMA purchased were, by its own standards, unsuitable for deployment in a flood plain. Even worse, an estimated 42% of them emitted toxic levels of formaldehyde, a chemical that causes nasal cancer and nosebleeds, and can aggravate asthma and other respiratory problems. Nevertheless, faced with a choice between homelessness or living in toxic trailers, thousands chose to stay in the FEMA trailers.
Originally, the trailers were supposed to house residents for a maximum of eighteen months. But five years after Katrina hit the Gulf coast, 860 Louisiana and 176 Mississippi families still live in FEMA-owned shelters. But those residents represent only a fraction of the problem: According to experts, thousands of other Katrina victims live in trailers purchased from FEMA, while 12,000 people are still homeless in New Orleans.
Meanwhile, since 2006, FEMA has sold over 130,000 of the trailers for a total of $279 million; at one auction in January 2010, the agency sold 93,000 of them for $133 million. The sales prompted massive controversy, partially for the poor resale cost: the January sale yielded approximately seven cents on the dollar. More importantly, critics worried that the formaldehyde-emitting trailers, many of which were outfitted with labels declaring them unfit for human habitation, would be passed along to bargain-hunting home buyers.
During the BP oil spill cleanup, an even more insidious development occurred: as the New York Times reported in June, the trailers -- often missing their government-mandated warning labels -- were re-purposed as temporary housing for cleanup workers. The shelters may have lacked proper documentation, but they still had the formaldehyde. For example, Alpha-One, a disaster contracting firm in the Gulf area, sold dozens of the trailers to cleanup companies. Asked about the sale, the company's owner, Ron Mason, dismissed the formaldehyde threat: "Look, you know that new car smell? Well, that's formaldehyde, too. The stuff is in everything. It's not a big deal."
Right after hurricane Agnes devastated Eastern PA in 1972 leaving thousands homeless with no chance for rebuilding, thousands of full sized single wide mobile homes were delivered from manufacturers throughout Midwest and Southern US.

Pre FEMA, HUD picked up the ginormous tab and the results were similar___most were inhabited only briefly others not at all and the 12 wide 60 something feet long trailers ended up in large storage facilities where they quickly deteriorated and then rotted.
One such storage facility was on top of a massive boney pile in Wilkes Barre__uglee!

Since: Oct 08

Somewhere, Tennessee

#795122 Nov 5, 2012
carol wrote:
So, no matter who wins tomorrow night, who promises to come back so we can argue for another four years?
I'm in !
SOYLENT PINK

Atmore, AL

#795123 Nov 5, 2012
MADISON, Wis.—The tea party, at least its widespread influence on Republican congressional candidates, "is over," declared the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party group charged with electing Democrats to the House.

"House Republican incumbents—and their candidates—are running as far away from the Tea Party as they can," a pre-election DCCC memo provided to Yahoo News reads. "Regardless of whether [Republicans] win or lose, the Tea Party of 2010 is over. They've been forced on defense in the message fight all cycle long, and now those who win will have done so by giving up on the Tea Party."

The memo argues that Republican lawmakers who arose from the tea party are now promoting bipartisanship and willingness to compromise in their re-election bids instead of embracing the hard-line messages that propelled their campaigns two years ago.

It is possible, of course, that this Democratic declaration is premature. Tea party-backed candidates dominated Republican primary contests across the country in 2012, launching what could be a new class of future Republican leaders. In Texas, Ted Cruz defeated the establishment candidate backed by Gov. Rick Perry, and in Indiana, Richard Mourdock forced longtime Republican Sen. Richard Lugar into early retirement. Looking to 2013, tea party groups who are begrudgingly backing Mitt Romney have vowed to press him, should he become president, toward conservative positions.

The tea party, a grass-roots network of conservative activists, drove many Republican House and Senate candidates to victory in the midterm elections two years ago, but its influence seems to be overshadowed in 2012 by the presidential election. Still, the infrastructure that was built since the movement launched in 2009 has been used to promote Republican congressional candidates and serve as a backup ground game for Romney's presidential campaign.

Regardless of the health of the tea party's influence this election cycle, Republicans are widely expected to retain control of the House.
new yawk

Tonawanda, NY

#795125 Nov 5, 2012
Yankin' the leash. As promised. I always keep My Word. ;
Lord Fetch wrote:
<quoted text>filthy! i love it!
TSM

El Paso, TX

#795127 Nov 5, 2012
Wednesday morning we the American People will began a New Era a New Direction with moving the Country Forward like they say : There’s Light At The Other End Of The Tunnel” Romney/Ryan!!
fred

Milford, CT

#795128 Nov 5, 2012
ImRight59 wrote:
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I'm in !
Me too! Posting here has kept me sane.=)

<wink>
GhostofRaygun

Russellville, KY

#795129 Nov 5, 2012
American Lady wrote:
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...
Of course George Will is backing Romney. They both have NO side they can stay on of any issue. Example:
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When Republican senators filibustered President Clinton's economic stimulus bill in 1993, columnist George Will vigorously defended the Senate rule that requires the votes of at least 60 senators, a so-called supermajority, to impose an end to debate. In a column headlined "The Framers' Intent" (Washington Post, 4/25/93), Will praised "the right of a minority to use extended debate to obstruct Senate action"
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Ten years later, Will reversed himself. In the column "Coup Against the Constitution" (Washington Post, 2/28/03), Will found the Senate rule he'd once draped in the mantle of original intent was in fact an affront to the framers.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#795130 Nov 5, 2012
dem wrote:
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Ill be here healing right wingers.
Homer will be here too. If Romney wins the defense of the middle class and the republic begins, if Obama wins look out, this country will be on a roll.
carol

Orlando, FL

#795131 Nov 5, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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You have no clue as to Jesus or his personal beliefs. Remember, we have no writing from the hand of Jesus, only those who wrote it down long after his death, the Bible has been bastardized countless times, due to translation problems and the beliefs and biases of the translators and early Popes.
The thing you call the Bible is a construct of early Catholic Popes, with many important writings left out, at the whim of the Vatican.
It's been proven over and over. You quietly walk off when Jesus is discussed.
Jesus was a community organizer for the poor. It's that simple.
Yet you believe he was a supporter of the wealthy, proving you have no clue as to what Jesus was all about.
Of course, having a clue about anything is not your forte'.
Proof is how quickly you came to support Rmoney, after you mistrusted him throughout the Republiclown primaries.
Goes for every one of the right wingnuts on this thread.
It's not that you're for Rmoney so much as you hate Obama, due to your racist upbringing.
The four gospels were written approximately 60 years after Christ's death.

In today's time, that would be 1952. You couldn't write down something with accuracy based on what you were told about the 1950s?

I can pretty much tell you by heart what my parents told me about someone in my family - someone they knew very well - 60 years later.

Based on what was written about Jesus' own words, I can tell you with the utmost certainty, Jesus would not support abortion or homosexual marriage.

So please don't lecture me about something apparently beyond your understanding. Okay?
GhostofRaygun

Russellville, KY

#795132 Nov 5, 2012
TSM wrote:
Wednesday morning we the American People will began a New Era a New Direction with moving the Country Forward like they say : There’s Light At The Other End Of The Tunnel” Romney/Ryan!!
So which promise do you Repubs think Mitt needs to do first? Lower the taxes on the Rich or deregulate the banks. You know all of you want to get back to the Bush days ASAP.
How about Obama care? With that out of the way VP Ryan can go back to making Medicare a voucher system.

Since: Oct 08

Somewhere, Tennessee

#795133 Nov 5, 2012
fred wrote:
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Me too! Posting here has kept me sane.=)
<wink>
Me too !

Feels like old friends.....well SOME of us .....

Hope you're doing good today--I'm excited !

;-))

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Since: Oct 08

Somewhere, Tennessee

#795134 Nov 5, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>Homer will be here too. If Romney wins the defense of the middle class and the republic begins, if Obama wins look out, this country will be on a roll.
Yeah....a "roll" right off the cliff into Islamic utopia.

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“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#795135 Nov 5, 2012
fred wrote:
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President Walker turns WI into a red state for President Romney
REPORT: A Disappointing Turnout For The Obama Rally In Madison, Wisconsin.“Meade is on the scene, where he talked to a police officer who said they’d planned for 30,000 but were estimating the crowd at 15,000. And Meade encountered a friend who said he’d heard reports that it would be a nightmare trying to park downtown, but he pulled into a parking garage and was the first car there.”
Here is another point to made. O'bama was in Madison for the student vote. 42,000 students go to UW Madison, yet he could only draw 15 thousand...total...from....any where....in the entire...city of....liberal....Madison, Wisconsin....population 237,000. Wisconsin is going Red. I predict Romney will get 55% of the vote in Wisconsin.

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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#795136 Nov 5, 2012
SOYLENT PINK wrote:
MADISON, Wis.—The tea party, at least its widespread influence on Republican congressional candidates, "is over," declared the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the party group charged with electing Democrats to the House.
"House Republican incumbents—and their candidates—are running as far away from the Tea Party as they can," a pre-election DCCC memo provided to Yahoo News reads. "Regardless of whether [Republicans] win or lose, the Tea Party of 2010 is over. They've been forced on defense in the message fight all cycle long, and now those who win will have done so by giving up on the Tea Party."
The memo argues that Republican lawmakers who arose from the tea party are now promoting bipartisanship and willingness to compromise in their re-election bids instead of embracing the hard-line messages that propelled their campaigns two years ago.
It is possible, of course, that this Democratic declaration is premature. Tea party-backed candidates dominated Republican primary contests across the country in 2012, launching what could be a new class of future Republican leaders. In Texas, Ted Cruz defeated the establishment candidate backed by Gov. Rick Perry, and in Indiana, Richard Mourdock forced longtime Republican Sen. Richard Lugar into early retirement. Looking to 2013, tea party groups who are begrudgingly backing Mitt Romney have vowed to press him, should he become president, toward conservative positions.
The tea party, a grass-roots network of conservative activists, drove many Republican House and Senate candidates to victory in the midterm elections two years ago, but its influence seems to be overshadowed in 2012 by the presidential election. Still, the infrastructure that was built since the movement launched in 2009 has been used to promote Republican congressional candidates and serve as a backup ground game for Romney's presidential campaign.
Regardless of the health of the tea party's influence this election cycle, Republicans are widely expected to retain control of the House.
Tishomingo Blues, by Elmore Leonard of Get Shorty fame is a hell of a good read. Leonard's, Hiaasen's and Sandford's works should be recommended reading for FOX/Rush addled loons addicted to anonymous blogs and forums such as this sorry, racist POS.

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O Baloney

New York, NY

#795137 Nov 5, 2012
'Woman Suicidal Due to Severe Exhaustion
UPDATED: 010:00pm EST, 6 NOVEMBER 2012
I'VE BEEN DEFENDING YOU FOR FOUR YEARS AND I JUST CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE'

President Barack Obama was left in no doubt as to the strength of ill-feeling among his most loyal supporters tonight when upon hearing of his win for re-election, Velma Hart was placed on suicide watch.

As many recall, Velma was the woman telling him:‘I’m exhausted defending you’ at the Town Hall Meeting held in 2010.
Staring intently at Mr Obama, Velma Hart told him she was ‘deeply disappointed’ and was losing patience waiting for him to deliver the change he promised.
In an impassioned rebuke the mother-of-two said she fears returning to the ‘hot dogs-and-beans era’ of her life because he is not helping the financially strapped middle class.

When interview, Mrs. Hart's family members expressed concern that Velma could not face four more exhausting years of explaining why Barack Obama is such a failure. Not only has the family not been able to afford more than store brand hot dogs and beans, they can no longer afford to drive their car to the supermarket. Mr. Hart has not been able to find a job since fall 2010 and has stopped looking.'

Upon hearing of the dire predicament of Mrs. Hart, Obama expressed concern for her well being and left for vacation in Vegas.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-13140...

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Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#795138 Nov 5, 2012
ImRight59 wrote:
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Yeah....a "roll" right off the cliff into Islamic utopia.
Hey dummy, I thought you got hit by a bus or a train or a low flying airplane.

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Since: May 10

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#795139 Nov 5, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
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Yet Bill Clinton has been Obama's biggest booster!!
Shouldn't O'bama be able to stand on his own two feet? with out the help of a President Clinton? the same president Clinton that sold out the American people?

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