Barack Obama, our next President

"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 ... Read more
Tournefort

Richmond, IN

#795357 Nov 5, 2012
From the man who seconded Obama's nomination in 2008:

"The Case For Mitt Romney"
Friday • October 26, 2012 • by Artur Davis.

"If it turns out the life of Barack Obama’s presidency is measured in months, left-leaning analysts will agonize over what went so wrong....

But the mourning will not match the genuine misery and perplexity many Americans feel regarding the state of the nation....

To be sure, as his defenders never cease to point out, Obama was greeted with the debris of a national calamity....

But rather than tackle the crisis with single-mindedness, Obama veered off in too many scattered directions: a stimulus whose legacy is a slew of poor returns on investments in alternative energy and uncompleted construction projects, a partisan healthcare law that drained off a year of the administration’s efforts, a massive overhaul of the carbon producing economy that was too unwieldy for even many Democrats to embrace, a financial industry bill that has not stopped excessive leveraging in the capital markets....

So much of the defense of Obama’s results is weighted with excuses. But the record is one that Democrats would be mortified by if it had John McCain’s name on it: unemployment ratcheting up to as much as 10% before it headed back down; the limpest recovery in modern times; staggering levels of poverty among minorities and children; appalling losses of middle income savings and stagnant worker wages. It is an inventory that has caused millions of American to lose faith in both Wall Street and Washington, and that has left America decidedly more stratified between rich and poor (imagine the Democratic angst if a McCain recovery had left massive corporate profits while workers stayed in an uncertain, desperate state, precisely the state of play for the second half of Obama’s terms)

The debates, especially the first one in Denver, signaled how thin the prospective agenda for four more years really is...

It is impossible to assess Obama without addressing the central Democratic thesis about why he has disappointed. From African American talk shows to the editorial pages of the nation’s establishment papers, the argument is advanced that Obama has been undone by a ferocious kind of Republican opposition. The case does not survive scrutiny: Mitch McConnell’s vaunted pledge to impede Obama was made with a weakened hand of forty Republican votes in the Senate, not even enough to sustain the dreaded filibuster. Even the addition in early 2010 of one more GOP seat did not result in actual blockage of one Obama initiative during the first two years of this presidency....

The bracing truth is not that Obama was denied a chance to govern, but that the government he produced has proved so unappealing and been so inadequate to the challenges of the times. The healthcare reform, Obama’s most notable victory, is illustrative....

... as Romney has come into full view, it is evident that his central virtue is experience in effectively managing complex systems, a trait rare in national politicians. As much as the President demonized it,... Romney’s tenure there (Bain)was a consistent narrative of turning companies around and if anything, his campaign should have touted it more. His gubernatorial term in Massachusetts happens to be exactly what a successful presidency would require ... His history is one of grappling with hard political questions while showing a respect for the side of a dispute that does not share his views....

... Herein lies the final Obama tragedy: an inability to refashion his party’s philosophy in a way that strengthened public trust. The case that another term would magically improve things rests too much on blind faith, and Obama has drawn from that well once before. The national interest demands a change in our leadership.

http://www.officialarturdavis.com/2012/10/the...
carol

Orlando, FL

#795360 Nov 5, 2012
Homer wrote:
<quoted text>No way, after 4 years of whining from you rightwingers, Homer will be gloating until it hurts. Of course I didn't gloat when he one the first time. I may rent an apartment with Fred and DBWriter so I can gloat 24/7.
They'd love that. If the tides turn their way, maybe you can still live with them. Just for the fun of it.
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#795361 Nov 5, 2012
GOPidiots wrote:
<quoted text>
Newsflash, idiot, we've had soldiers at war for over 10 years.
I meant HERE!(dumbazz) The Revolution and the Civil War is what I am talking about! THAT kind of war!

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#795362 Nov 5, 2012
glennm69 wrote:
<quoted text>
You truly are an idiot.
I do not own A 1911 handgun.
I do own a Heckler and Koch .45 caliber handgun. Heckler and Koch is the very same company that manufactures the MP5 automatic weapon and many other famous and deadly firearms. My .45 caliber handgun has an anti recoil feature built into it so I may rapid fire it quite accurately. In my humble opinion my handgun outperforms any 1911 I have ever fired.
This election is all about communism versus America. Obama does not represent America if you haven't figured that out yet.
I am neither inbred nor ignorant.
I am not a real gunner. I am a gun owner. There is a subtle difference.
I am uncertain whoyou are referring to as a dweeb, but the shoe seems to fit you so you might as well wear it.
now you can eat your words, nitwit. From the Heckler & Koch website:

"USP

Originally designed for the American market, the USP (Universal Self-loading Pistol) has found international acceptance as an accurate and ultra-reliable handgun. Features favored by U.S. law enforcement and military users provided much of the design criteria for the USP. The controls are uniquely American, influenced by such famous designs as the Government Model 1911 pistol."

All handguns that take .45ACP ammo are mere knockoffs of the original design, the Colt 1911.

You're right, you're no gunner, you're a moron who doesn't even know the history of .45 caliber handguns.

I knew from your first post, months ago, that you were a mere nitwit without a clue.

Now you can apologize and grovel.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#795363 Nov 5, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> I love those boats.I've been there a couple times. I have family in Bartow.
Oh nice. It's great for ya'll to see smaller Florida towns and the 2 lane roads in the country. Much better than Orlando and Disney. I've never been to Bartow but have heard the name.

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#795364 Nov 5, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
<quoted text>
Greeley CO community newspaper? Reputable? I don't believe 500 admirals and generals would risk their healthy taxpayer pensions on this garbage.
Better to ask a coupla old geezers in town...get better opinions that way.
carol

Orlando, FL

#795365 Nov 5, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Topix should shut down this thread on Nov. 7.
Why they've allowed the racist hatred and violent threats those on the right have been making for years is beyond me.
did you see the jerkoff from NC, all talking bad about his guns and how he'll shoot at anyone who he thinks steps out of line??
He's your kind of guy, Carol. All about racism and hatred for his fellow citizens.
You nitwits are behaving just like the TP did 2 yrs ago.
All tough gun images from a bunch of scared old white folks like Fretard and this nut from NC. Now shiningnitwit has joined the coward ranks, talking about getting their revenge with guns after Obama is re-elected.
Yet they would never step out, knowing it'd be like signing their death warrant.
this is why your side will lose tomorrow. America gets it. The old white people are the problem in America. Time for them to die and clear the way for the new, diverse America that is waiting..........
I've seen much worse coming from your kind of guys.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#795366 Nov 5, 2012
abbynormall wrote:
<quoted text>
Jealous?
Of a transvestite like you??

EEEEWWWWWW!!!
Concerned PA VOTER

Sewickley, PA

#795369 Nov 5, 2012
Good news - OBAMA is playing basketball tomorrow on election day (THIS IS NOT A JOKE)-

great that he gets to work on his jump shot while New Yorkers suffer and our military is still fighting -

what a great commander in chief - of course i didn't build that -

“What goes around, comes around”

Since: Sep 08

Ocala, FL

#795370 Nov 5, 2012
Alloramadai wrote:
<quoted text>
Truth is Faux news, Donald Trump, and the National Enquirer? You betcha!
Actually, wasn't it the Enquirer who broke the news of John Edwards' mistress and pregnancy?

Truth is truth wherever you get it from.
GOPidiots

Hollywood, FL

#795371 Nov 5, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Must be nice to be that confident.
I'm hoping with all my might you are wrong but I dare not think Romney's win is a given.
Well, since I digest other news sources outside of FOX, I have a better grasp on reality.
Ohio goes to Obama, who wins the election.
carol

Orlando, FL

#795372 Nov 5, 2012
Okay, maybe the last post was too long. This is the interesting part:

"There are more than 14,000 existing Old Testament manuscripts and fragments copied throughout the Middle East, Mediterranean and European regions that agree dramatically with each other. In addition, these texts agree with the Septuagint version of the Old Testament which was translated from Hebrew to Greek some time during the 3rd century BC. The Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in Israel in the 1940's and 50's, also provide phenomenal evidence for the reliability of the ancient transmission of the Jewish Scriptures (Old Testament) before the arrival of Jesus Christ."

Also this:

"The Hebrew scribes who copied the Jewish Scriptures dedicated their lives to preserving the accuracy of the holy books. These scribes went to phenomenal lengths to insure manuscript reliability. They were highly trained and meticulously observed, counting every letter, word and paragraph against master scrolls. A single error would require the immediate destruction of the entire text."

http://www.allabouttruth.org/origin-of-the-bi...
fred

Milford, CT

#795373 Nov 5, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Of a transvestite like you??
EEEEWWWWWW!!!
fred was retweeted!

Your Tweet was retweeted!

@GregWHoward Obama has committed so many impeachable offenses, he has Cloward–Piven the constitution.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#795375 Nov 5, 2012
RealDave wrote:
Tomorrow we will elect a moderate liberal for President regardless if Obama or Romney wins.
I just can't decide whether to be a gloater or spend 4 years laughing at you right wingers for electing liberal.
Mitt is not a liberal. The only thing we know is that he is a liar

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#795377 Nov 5, 2012
carol wrote:
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Thought you would find this both interesting and enlightening:
Translations such as the King James Version (translated by Englan's King James) are derived from existing copies of ancient manuscripts such as the Hebrew Masoretic Text (Old Testament) and the Greek Textus Receptus (New Testament) and are not translations of texts translated from other interpretations. The primary differences between today's Bible translations are merely related to how translators interpret a word or sentence from the original language of the text source (Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek).
There is widespread evidence from which today's Bibles are translated remarkably for absolute reliability. There are more than 14,000 existing Old Testament manuscripts and fragments copied throughout the Middle East, Mediterranean and European regions that agree dramatically with each other. In addition, these texts agree with the Septuagint version of the Old Testament which was translated from Hebrew to Greek some time during the 3rd century BC. The Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered in Israel in the 1940's and 50's, also provide phenomenal evidence for the reliability of the ancient transmission of the Jewish Scriptures (Old Testament) before the arrival of Jesus Christ. The Hebrew scribes who copied the Jewish Scriptures dedicated their lives to preserving the accuracy of the holy books. These scribes went to phenomenal lengths to insure manuscript reliability. They were highly trained and meticulously observed, counting every letter, word and paragraph against master scrolls. A single error would require the immediate destruction of the entire text.
The manuscript evidence for the New Testament is also dramatic with over 5,300 known copies and fragments in the original Greek, nearly 800 of which were copied before 1000 AD. Some manuscript texts date to the early second and third centuries, with the time between the original autographs and our earliest existing copies being a remarkably short 60 years. Interestingly, this manuscript evidence far surpasses the manuscript reliability of other ancient writings that we trust as authentic every day.
Homer's "Iliad", for example, the most renowned book of ancient Greece, has 643 copies of manuscript support. In those copies, there are 764 disputed lines of text as compared to 40 lines in all the New Testament manuscripts.
http://www.allabouttruth.org/origin-of-the-bi...
Just FYI. I learned something new by reading this too.
That's your problem, Lorac.

You never recieved a decent education, despite your lies. So you think anything you find on the internet is the truth. DUH

Religious scholars laugh at your sort of simplicity and ignorance.

UYnless you've learned Aramaic, you have no idea what the contents of the original writings in the Bible say. Even the translation to Greek was very problematic.

Some words do not translate from one language to another, but I'm sure that's way over your head.

Meanwhile, you told us all we need to know about your parochial ignorance when you said you didn't know the USA had firebombed German and Japanese cities.

Yes, America has more than it's share of war crimes, in spite of your ignorance of it all.

You've managed to keep your head in the sand, or up your butt, for over 60 years. Too late for a blockhead like you to changd
e..........
GOPidiots

Hollywood, FL

#795378 Nov 5, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
I've seen much worse coming from your kind of guys.
Right, like what?
GOP may not all be racists, but it's pretty obvious that xenophobic old racists are Republicans

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#795379 Nov 5, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
I've seen much worse coming from your kind of guys.
You lie ondce again.

Show me one example that comes close to what the nitwit fromNC has been saying in the last hour.

Or admit for once that you're just a liar. You've beendoing it for years here, caught many times by many people.

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#795380 Nov 5, 2012
Lily Boca Raton FL wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree! He's on tv more than anyone else, likes to hear himself talk. What a load.
"silly
Speaking of Liars, just saw president nobama on Fox News, he said he had a brain. Just a tad bit of an exaggeration, you think?
Peace
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#795382 Nov 5, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Topix should shut down this thread on Nov. 7.
Why they've allowed the racist hatred and violent threats those on the right have been making for years is beyond me.
did you see the jerkoff from NC, all talking bad about his guns and how he'll shoot at anyone who he thinks steps out of line??
He's your kind of guy, Carol. All about racism and hatred for his fellow citizens.
You nitwits are behaving just like the TP did 2 yrs ago.
All tough gun images from a bunch of scared old white folks like Fretard and this nut from NC. Now shiningnitwit has joined the coward ranks, talking about getting their revenge with guns after Obama is re-elected.
Yet they would never step out, knowing it'd be like signing their death warrant.
this is why your side will lose tomorrow. America gets it. The old white people are the problem in America. Time for them to die and clear the way for the new, diverse America that is waiting..........
So now you decide when /what is talked about? JFC!!! This is the tolerant side? The tolerant "left"? The "all inclusive,love will heal the planet" left??? You espouse killing out of hand those who disagree with you about such trivial things as politics??? Ripping off about "gonna deal with" bla,bla,bla,"if allowed to live",bla,bla,bla! I bet you are a bunch-a fun to hang out with!(Jeez) How come there ain't no swastika on your coexist bumpersticker???LOL Or you just waiting to bust that one out if your boy wins.(oops,said boy,gonna get called a racist now for sure)
GOPidiots

Hollywood, FL

#795383 Nov 5, 2012
Jack Daniels wrote:
<quoted text>
You keep bringing up alot of good subject matter, but it all relates to you.
Coward? You are the epitome. Iron Curtain huh? That's hilarious seeing how the son of bitch you voted for unleashed a communist manifesto on this country under the guise of a "healthcare bill".
White Boy huh? You're sounding exactly like one of those black bastards that are too fucking stupid to think for themselves, and let's a terrosist poster boy do al the talking for them. Hell, he has you preaching his own rcist sermons right on these boards!^^^^^ Look up there "Black Boy"!
Yes, our Heroes would definitely be laughing...that's the first thing you've said that right in your life. They'd be laughing at your dumb fucking ass after you and those like you become extinct! You got 13 hours left punk! 12 hours after that they are gonna count it all up and the landslide will be complete! You liberal filth don;t know what a landslide is because you've never seen one, but I have, and the very same reason we had the last landslide is why we're gonna have one tomorrow...because the piece of shit that occupied our white house was liberal trash that did nothing but fuck things up and we handed him his ass after we kicked it out...in a BIG way...just like we're gonna do starting tomorrow morning. Your sorry ass won;t even be out of the bed when we get to work.
Communist? You are a total moron. Trouble for you morons is that you are in the minority.

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