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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“FOX FAILED YOU”

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So what does all this delusional thinking have to do with actual voters and their actual votes? As Conor Friedersdorf writes in his very smart Atlantic piece about the failure of the conservative media, it’s “easy to close oneself off inside a conservative echo chamber.” As he points out, Fox News and other conservative media are “far more intellectually closed” than, say, NPR. Fox News feeds its viewers a line of bull about the way the world is. Viewers buy this line of bull. Misinformed viewers become misinformed voters. And then misinformed voters are shocked when Obama wins. Hey, I thought everyone hated this guy?(The preceding is a very good reason why liberals should limit their MSNBC viewing, by the way.)
Friedersdorf argues that Fox not only deludes its viewers, but that it is part of a self-deluded system, in which right-wing talk radio and TV pundits like Dennis Prager and Hugh Hewitt actually also take the bait. They all reinforce each other’s divorce from reality, Friedersdorf suggests, until the whole thing blows up—as it did last night in that crazy MegynCam moment, as the anchor, faced with a raving Karl Rove, walked from the studio to one of the back offices to confront the network’s decision desk over its Ohio call. It was, of course, terrific TV. In our house it played as comedy, but I’m sure Fox’s loyal viewers, still holding out hope of a Romney turnaround, loved the drama of Kelly stalking the hallways, one of the network’s conservative crusaders on the hunt for nebbish number crunchers.
So is the talent at Fox News made up of true believers or cynical hacks? Most likely, the network—just like the pundit roundtable on air last night—contains some of each. For the ratings whores, it’s likely true that four more years of Obama is exactly what the network needs—but it’s clearly not what’s best for, say, Chris Christie. Fueled by intensity and hatred, Fox thrives as the opposition. The trouble is that for the GOP to survive, Republican candidates eventually have to get votes. When they fail, Fox gets to keep on printing money.
After Karl Rove’s on-air freakout and the aforementioned MegynCam challenge, Fox was forced to acknowledge that Obama had won the damn election. And now what are they left with? A whole lot of viewers who are quite surprised to find that they are once again outnumbered by Americans who actually like better access to health care and don’t all keep Carrie Mathison-style timelines of the Benghazi cables on their living room walls. Now these disappointed souls wonder: Why isn’t the world the way we thought it was Tuesday morning? Just guess where they will turn for the answer.
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RUSH10ME wrote:
<quoted text>Obama must have been outstanding at math in his college days , he is one hell of a divider , I say do it Texas and others would be just as they have always been , the rest would look like Kenya in no time , better than the whole country going to hell in a hand basket .
My lord man, according to you nutjobs the country has been going to hell in a hand-basket for the last 4 years.

So how did that play out in the election? Not enough folks watching FOX?

Keep talking wingnuts. The pundit take is that you've already lost 2014. Couple more weeks and they'll be calling 2016 for Hillary.
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Fox News Sunday Guests Debunk Laura Ingraham's Whopper That Obama Refused To "Compromise On Pretty Much Any Issue"

http://mediamatters.org/video/2012/11/11/fox-...

You can see the FOX problem in going forward/backward.

No more 'guests'.
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Bill Kristol, for once, is right. The Bush tax cuts for the rich have to go.

The election is barely over, but true to form, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner have already bungled the next one. Their line in the sand is exactly the wrong way to recast the GOP’s appeal to minorities, women, and working-class whites.

Look at the data. Exit polls showed that voters largely agreed that Romney was a “strong leader” and “had a vision for the future.” But as AEI’s Henry Olsen notes,“Romney lost because he lost among those who chose the remaining characteristic – by 63 points, 81-18. That characteristic? Cares about people like me.”(The exit polls do not include the nine million white voters who showed their opinion by not voting at all.)

Having lost two national elections in which the Bush tax cuts were at issue, the GOP Congressional leadership now seems determined to dig the ditch deeper.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/the-re...

Perhaps McConnell and Boehner have taken their stand on principle. Or perhaps they are still scared of Grover Norquist. Perhaps they truly believe – in contrast to three decades worth of evidence and a recent study by their own Congressional Budget Office – that lower tax rates on the rich actually produce jobs.

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NO more American Lady wrote:
http://realdemocrathistory.wor dpress.com/category/kkk/
The KKK was the terrorist wing of the Democrat Party.
May 15, 2008 at 1:01 pm | Posted in Democrat Party, K.K.K
Our nation’s top historians reveal that the Democratic Party gave us the Ku Klux Klan, Black Codes, Jim Crow Laws and other repressive legislation which resulted in the multitude of murders, lynchings, mutilations, and intimidations (of thousands of black and white Republicans). On the issue of slavery: historians say the Democrats gave their lives to expand it, the Republicans gave their lives to ban it.
http://realdemocrathistory.wordpress.com/cate...
Your post is a lie.

As for slavery, it was a regional issue just like the vote on the civil rights act.

Today, the KKK is a right wing organization.

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Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>How about the Church gets out of our legislation, and into the tax system??
Online petition to force UPS to stop their charity money for Boy Scouts because they do not accept gays!

So who is imposing what on who?

Conservatives were minding their minds when out of the blue you are being forced to accept this or pay for that contraceptive, etc.

In ten years what new thing will it be?

Pay for their partners condoms or else we will be labeled this or that?

To accept men marrying little girls else we are this or that.

To accept one men and four wives or else we are hateful?

To pay for sex change via taxes or else we are hateful and this and that?

See?

Liberalism is a cancer that will never stop until it kills the host that feeds it, period.
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OMG, Obama is still at the White House, there for himself and his Jewish handlers.

USA has stooped.

Americans, you have a joke for a prez.

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Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>How about the Church gets out of our legislation, and into the tax system??
You are a woman all you care about is tax payed contraceptives.

You do not care about your kids, parents or grandparents, all you care about is you and free contraceptives, that is what Obama said. You are a waking vagina.
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Nov 13, 2012
 
Obama 1

Americans 0

Obama wins

Americans lose including those who voted him.

He doesnt care what everyone else says, Obama is enjoying the gravy train doing absolutely nothing but take whats left of the USA to the dogs.

Militia must regroup.
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Razors Edge wrote:
Sex,Spies,Murder,Conspiracys,S candal,Democrats,Imagine
for one moment if all of the above was a Republican
FUBAR? Our corrupt media would have a feeding frenzy?
Nixon was Excoriated by them????
and Water Gate does not come
close!!
Oh watergate singe come close huh? How about operation contraband with the republican god reagan? Does that come close? How about the scandal that got the federal reserve passed while all but 3 republicans from congress was on christmas vacation? Let me guess, that dont come close either? The 2nd biggest republican scandal of all, bush lied about weapons of mass destruction & even if there were any daddy bush gave them to saddam in the war between iraq & iran. Thats all republicans do is lie, create sandals, & start wars

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Obama Lover wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, the nerve of those Tea Party Americans concerned that Obama's open checkbook, failed stimulous and anti business policies would drive us off a fiscal cliff. All Aboard! The good news is the Gorilla Mall in Valley Stream NY is hiring extra security guards in case Obama supporters stampede again this Black Friday. They just go cuckoo for Cocoapuffs! Afterwards they mate, pick off fleas and groom each other.
Tea Party versus Occupy Wall Street, who defecated on police cars and raped women?

The descent ones at occupy wall street?

Or the evil Tea Partiers?
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Jeebuss wrote:
Yep.
People don't care. They just wanted a black president. Period.
You're right, they have no one to blame but themselves when taxes skyrocket and the military becomes downsized, leaving us vulnerable to attacks.
They are actually happy that they have put this country in danger.
maceo

Why didn't you volunteer to help Obama during the reelection? Why didn't you give even $5.00 to his campaign?

I mean the emails were circling around to give as little as you could afford. Yet, you didn't even give $5.00 but yet you wanted him to be the re-elected as President!

That's why don't feel sorry nor will I stick with Black males this is common sense! We have a Black President yet you didn't give your time or even a few dollars to help him get re-elected!

When it came to you running after Poor Trashy White women you ran a marathon to dine them while you were married.

You couldn't help Obama during his re-election?

I don't understand your mentality; its like you lack "Common sense" maceo!

I see Black men do stupid things that don't make any sense to me! They seem to have "Warped" Values" which is why these men chase after white women/non Black women and even neglect their children!

I'm not against IR relatioships! I am against not doing for your own and your families thats INSANITY!

Then you wonder why Black women want to date/marry out; many of you look foolish! How can women reject men who make make "Poor decisions" from a lack of education?

When you have an education "your values are different"! So its not just about a Black women sticking with Black men....its decision like these value differences!

As much as you talk about Black women like their the filth of society;you want Black women love and support while you brag on your abuses and elevating White women and other races of women

You keep the "Chasm/Rift going between Black men and Black women!

I'm convinced; something is wrong with you maceo!

Raise the Standards!

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EasyEed wrote:
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"nutsucker"
On occasion you and silly have something in common, neither of you are willing to point out a notable achievement by the do nothing nobama administration. Why do you not do so? Because their is nothing to crow about? You do not like to speak of;
- Record deficits
- Record numbers of American's on food stamps
- Declining number of American's paying Federal Income tax
- Increased taxes on the horizon
- the president nobama's college grades and funding for college still hidden
- The fact Gltmo is still open after the president promised to close it, a number 1 priority
- The fact he said he would lower the debt by 2 trillion and instead it rose by close to 6 trillion
- The fact he said the unemployment rate would never exceed 8% if his stimulus bill was passed, one more time he lied it went to over 10% and I would guess even with seasonal holiday hiring will be over 8% when the new numbers come out
- The fact he bombed a sovereign nation Libya that did nothing to America
- The fact he was campaigning as four Americans's died because failed to act and then blamed the incident on blog that few had seen and then have his spokesperson Rice blame the blog
Peace
This is the lying POS once again blaming Obama for the effects of the Bush recession.

I have news, your party tried his in the election & it was shoved up your sorry fat asses.

You just keep repeating the same old lies over & over.

Obama signed the order o close GITMO & congress blocked it. The 8% was based on a 9% ceiling.

Obama was not campaigning when those 4 died in Libya. Romney was campaigning when he tried to play politics & you use these deaths to spread lies making you & Romney pathetic lowlife POSs.

“I'm here with bells on.”

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Petraeus-Ryan 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Now the electrical worker unions are blaming the tree trimmer unions. They're saying the power isn't on because the tree trimmers aren't getting the limbs and downed trees out of the way fast enough. The tree trimmer unions are blaming the road maintenance worker unions. They can't get to the trees because the road maintenance workers aren't clearing the roads fast enough. The road maintenance worker unions are blaming the heavy equipment mechanic unions. The heavy equipment mechanics aren't getting the flooded out heavy equipment back up and running fast enough. The heavy equipment mechanic unions are blaming the delivery driver unions. Delivery drivers aren't delivering the parts to fix the heavy equipment fast enough. The delivery driver unions are blaming that on the shortage of gas which they can't get because the power isn't on.
A fine example of a bunch of clucks whining at each other rather than working together. Let's learn from their mistakes, and do the opposite. The country will heal much faster that way.

Just a thought.

“I'm here with bells on.”

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shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Geesh! YOU are the sister.
Or would you rather dress like lily and hit the Truck Stops?
Don't worry dearie, I wouldn't presume to displace you.

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shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Adam & Steve is a new form of BC the Boy Messiah is hawking.
And it's 100% effective, too.

:)

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martinezjosei wrote:
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You are a woman all you care about is tax payed contraceptives.
You do not care about your kids, parents or grandparents, all you care about is you and free contraceptives, that is what Obama said. You are a walking vagina.
Wahh.

Obama said no such thing, and neither did I.
That would be you, the stumbling penis.

Next.
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sonicfilter wrote:
Fox News Sunday Guests Debunk Laura Ingraham's Whopper That Obama Refused To "Compromise On Pretty Much Any Issue"
http://mediamatters.org/video/2012/11/11/fox-...
You can see the FOX problem in going forward/backward.
No more 'guests'.
BIG FAT LIE!
Any Liberal can go on Fox anytime they want!

Your writing is atrocious!
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The President’s Opening Bid on a Grand Bargain: Aim High
By Robert Reich / November 12, 2012 / http://tinyurl.com/aevft55
I hope the President starts negotiations over a “grand bargain” for deficit reduction by aiming high. After all, he won the election. And if the past four years has proven anything it’s that the White House should not begin with a compromise.

Assuming the goal is $4 trillion of deficit reduction over the next decade (that’s the consensus of the Simpson-Bowles commission, the Congressional Budget Office, and most independent analysts), here’s what the President should propose:
First, raise taxes on the rich – and by more than the highest marginal rate under Bill Clinton or even a 30 percent (so-called Buffett Rule) minimum rate on millionaires. Remember: America’s top earners are now wealthier than they’ve ever been, and they’re taking home a larger share of total income and wealth than top earners have received in over 80 years.

Why not go back sixty years when Americans earning over $1 million in today’s dollars paid 55.2 percent of it in income taxes, after taking all deductions and credits? If they were taxed at that rate now, they’d pay at least $80 billion more annually — which would reduce the budget deficit by about $1 trillion over the next decade. That’s a quarter of the $4 trillion in deficit reduction right there.

A 2% surtax on the wealth of the richest one-half of 1 percent would bring in another $750 billion over the decade. A one-half of 1 percent tax on financial transactions would bring in an additional $250 billion.

Add this up and we get $2 trillion over ten years — half of the deficit-reduction goal.
Raise the capital gains rate to match the rate on ordinary income and cap the mortgage interest deduction at $12,000 a year, and that’s another $1 trillion over ten years. So now we’re up to $3 trillion in additional revenue.

Eliminate special tax preferences for oil and gas, price supports for big agriculture, tax breaks and research subsidies for Big Pharma, unnecessary weapons systems for military contractors, and indirect subsidies to the biggest banks on Wall Street, and we’re nearly there.

End the Bush tax cuts on incomes between $250,000 and $1 million, and — bingo — we made it:$4 trillion over 10 years.

And we haven’t had to raise taxes on America’s beleaguered middle class, cut Social Security or Medicare and Medicaid, reduce spending on education or infrastructure, or cut programs for the poor.
Mr. President, I’d recommend this as your opening bid. With enough luck and pluck, maybe even your closing bid. And if enough Americans are behind you, it could even be the final deal./ http://robertreich.org/post/35591032374

Sanders: Going Over 'Fiscal Cliff' Better than Bad Tax Deal
Senator says new Congress could recover 'in the first month or two'
November 12, 2012 / http://tinyurl.com/a4vxhsj
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said Monday that if the lame-duck Congress can't agree on a tax deal by the end of the year, briefly going over the "fiscal cliff" is preferable to accepting a bad deal.
“Is it better to deal with this issue in the next session rather than accept a bad agreement in this session?” Sanders said during a press conference at his Burlington office. "Yes, it is.”/ http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2012/11/...

“God bless you, Mr. President”

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shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Lead is a very dense material, right, lily?
There is nothing more dense than a member of the Grumpy Old Prick party. Really great thinking to have all the Faux talking heads and even Rush suddenly decide that Obama's plan for immigration reform is better that "self deportation." Big problem with the reich-wing loonies is their belief that everyone is as brain dead and gullible as they...how much was it that Karl Rove took them for? LMAWLEAO

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