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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carol

Orlando, FL

#805088 Nov 15, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Just couldn't bear to stay away, could you?
'Later' is now I guess...hope everything came out alright...
:)
Later means I'll be back later. I work at home and have been for the past 12 years. Part-time the past 4 years. But you probably haven't been around long enough to know that. Sometimes I actually have to work to keep my job.
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#805089 Nov 15, 2012
Homer sensing a real groundswell for repealing the Twenty-second Amendment so that Obama can be re-elected again in 2016.

Homer says if you have the right person and they are doing a great job why not?

What say you? Comments? Questions? Aspersions to be cast at Homer?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#805090 Nov 15, 2012
BARRY GOLDWATER wrote:
Republicans killed their own party by forgetting sound economics and listening to the crazy Christians. I love those southern Christians that back Israel to the hilt but wouldn't let one Jew near their private clubs. Obama is in power because of the crazy Christian Neocons. Thank Karl Rove.
Absolutely. Barry Goldwater warned them about this and he was right. Get religion out of politics.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#805091 Nov 15, 2012
An Ace Hardware store owner in Davis, Calif., said she is "deeply sorry" if she offended customers or employees by sending a letter to her workers trying to persuade them to vote for Mitt Romney. Still, Jennifer Anderson doesn't regret her in-house political campaigning and has implied that employees will now suffer the consequences for Obama's win.

So far though it seems like Anderson is the one losing, as more customers threaten to boycott her store.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/12/jenn...
carol

Orlando, FL

#805094 Nov 15, 2012
Imhotep wrote:
Observation
'Carol' seems addicted to misinformation.
I believe he/she is a decent mammal that suffers from Romnesia Extrema.(A toxic disease virus spread by Fox.)
Each poignant post is a desperate attempt to justify inane ideas and wild theories.
I recommend a 'save carol' fund be established.
Ironically, all funds received, would have to be rejected as 'tainted gift' money by Carol!
PS - I do enjoy Carol's trips into LaLa Land...
It must be refreshing to be in psychological denial, a masterpiece of banal self-delusion, completely untethered from reality.
;-)
That's funny. Even when Toto pulled back the curtain, you'd still want to believe the man behind the curtain is Oz.
Patriot

Denver, CO

#805096 Nov 15, 2012
The Solution To ALL Our Economic Problems Today

"...banking institutions are more dangerous to Our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs." - Thomas Jefferson
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#805097 Nov 15, 2012
Applebee's Backlash Sparked By Zane Tankel's Obamacare Slam

Already Applebee's parent company, DineEquity, is distancing itself from Tankel's remarks. "It's certainly our hope that our guests recognize and realize that Mr. Tankel's views are not representative of the broader Applebee's brand," said Dan Smith, a spokesman for DineEquity. Smith said the company has received a torrent of customer feedback on Tankel's comments and noted that individual franchise owners do not speak for all of Applebee's.

Tankel, who declined repeated requests for comment through a spokesman, is just one of several CEOs who've announced they will take drastic measures to deal with Obamacare. Last week, Papa John's CEO, John Schnatter, said he'd likely reduce workers' hours as a result of President Barack Obama's reelection. In October, Jimmy John Liautaud, founder and CEO of Jimmy John's sandwich shops, said he would cut employees' work weeks -- "bring them down to 28 hours" -- in order to skirt Obamacare requirements on providing health insurance for full-time-equivalent employees. Liautaud was a prominent Mitt Romney supporter.

These outspoken businessmen may find such political comments hurt their bottom lines. Some employees seem eager to find new jobs. And customers are threatening boycotts -- on Twitter and Facebook.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/13/appl...
X Obama Supporter

Coffeyville, KS

#805098 Nov 15, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm not really qualified. So....
Dear Angry White Conservatives Who Are Mourning Mitt Romney’s Loss,
If Fox News is any indication, many of you are dismayed, upset, and befuddled by Mitt Romney’s loss to President Obama. Some of these feelings are normal. Politics is tribal. When your team loses, a bit of sadness is expected.
However, some white folks are acting out in some very unhealthy ways. Young white conservatives participated in a near riot at the University of Mississippi where they hurled rocks at bystanders, used racial slurs, and burned Obama and Biden campaign signs. Other angry white folks used the Internet to send out racist messages and pictures on Twitter as an act of protest and anger at the country’s re-election of its first black president. I believe that these events are malicious outliers.
Many white people who voted for Mitt Romney are simply scared and angry that a “black socialist Muslim atheist Communist usurper” was reelected President of the United States.
89 percent of Mitt Romney’s voters were white. 59 percent of the white vote went to Mitt Romney. He also won the majority of white voters in every age and gender group. We live in a country that is racially segregated. The United States is also very polarized politically. At present, Americans are not talking to each other across the dividing lines of race, class, and ideology.
Because many white conservatives only interact with like-minded people who come from the same racial background, it seemed obvious to them that Obama was going to lose on election night. With the defeat of Mitt Romney, they are experiencing the universal hurt that comes when reality interjects itself into a dream world and fantasy.
Many white people are feeling imperiled because President Obama’s win is being framed by the news media as a sign that people of color are gaining political power in the United States. The pundits keep talking about “the browning of America” and how the Republican Party will continue to lose elections if it just relies on white voters to win. I imagine that many white people, especially conservatives and older voters, may be feeling a bit obsolete as the country changes around them.
I was actually going to read your post, but yet again, I had to stop when you pulled the race card. When are you morons going to learn....such an worn out card is of no use. It doesn't work, it isn't true, and people are so over being worried about being referred to as a racist? We know we know, everyone that opposes Obama must be racist. It can't possible be because his policies suck, he proved to be nothing more than the typical lying politician, and he is destroying our economy, takes NO personal responsibility for anything, and he is in way over his head.
Oh, and he is the first BI-RACIAL president. Stop giving him credit for something he's not, someday a truly black president will win election and they should be given the credit they would be due....as the FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT. Remember when it's beneficial to Obama even he admits to having a white side. But only when it's beneficial to him, along with how every time his wife speaks he is described as poorer and poorer during his youth. Poor guy, must be tough going to private high schools and expensive top notch colleges.
Patriot

Denver, CO

#805099 Nov 15, 2012
Official: Calls to my office ‘going crazy’ about tremors in areas far away from giant sinkhole — Resident:“A lot of big quakes everywhere, like big ones”— USGS says it’s not happening (VIDEO)

http://enenews.com/official-calls-office-goin...
RUSH10ME

Mechanicsville, VA

#805100 Nov 15, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Mexicans aren't whiners - they come here to work, and then they ACTUALLY WORK. Plus, most of them live within their means, even if it means eating beans and tortillas 6 days a week for months, pooling the money from 12 incomes to purchase a house 6 families will live in, and paying cash for a truck they all take turns driving. When was the last time you were willing to strive like this?
And 'Americans' is capitalized.
I don't give a damn how they work how they live how they pool their money or anything except the fact illegal is illegal is allegal , what part of that don't you understand sister ? Oh , leosanus gets pissy when someone else starts correcting others , show some respect sister or is it sista ??
Homer

Bethlehem, PA

#805101 Nov 15, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Figures you two morons would be bonding over an issue bush didn't address in 8 years.
And Obama has deported more Mexicans than any other president in history.
Obama has been called the deporter in chief by many people.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#805102 Nov 15, 2012
Homer wrote:
Homer sensing a real groundswell for repealing the Twenty-second Amendment so that Obama can be re-elected again in 2016.
Homer says if you have the right person and they are doing a great job why not?
What say you? Comments? Questions? Aspersions to be cast at Homer?
Homer a real rabblerowser this morning! You're in for it now!!

Boycott all businesses who are punishing their employees in protest over Obamacares!!

The list keeps growing: Dennys, Papa Johns, Applebees, Ace Hardware, Jimmy Johns...
(I've never eaten at any of these places anyway, but, now I never will)
Macy's facing increasing pressure to dump Da Donald. I had to sign that one, it was so much fun.
carol

Orlando, FL

#805103 Nov 15, 2012
Homer wrote:
Homer sensing a real groundswell for repealing the Twenty-second Amendment so that Obama can be re-elected again in 2016.
Homer says if you have the right person and they are doing a great job why not?
What say you? Comments? Questions? Aspersions to be cast at Homer?
We're used to the easily fooled waving their sign, Homer.

But I predict you'll be burning it in a few more years.

Patience is the operative word.

I'm still holding out you'll have to come to your senses by 2014 and will be campaigning for the GOP in 2016.
CunningLinguist

Kissimmee, FL

#805104 Nov 15, 2012
Perhaps succession is a good idea?

It’s those lazy red states that draw the most Government funds compared to the so-called “Marxist/Socialist” Blue States.

Provided by The Tax Foundation
1. D.C.($6.17)
2. North Dakota ($2.03)
3. New Mexico ($1.89)
4. Mississippi ($1.84)
5. Alaska ($1.82)
6. West Virginia ($1.74)
7. Montana ($1.64)
8. Alabama ($1.61)
9. South Dakota ($1.59)
10. Arkansas ($1.53)

Hmm... For those of a religious bent... Question

Was Jesus a Socialist?

What is the Christian meaning of the poor? It is simply that there are a host of ways to be poor. And according to the Christian faith the worst form of poverty is not material; it is spiritual. One can be rolling in money and material goods, but be spiritually impoverished. One can be materially poor as dirt, but spiritually rich.

Jesus did make many statements about the virtues of being generous with one's own material wealth, whether it be great or small. However, the innate crux of every one of Jesus' admonitions to give to those less fortunate was freedom.

IRONY

Today, the faith component of Barack Obama rests upon this one particle of Jesus' ministry, that by coercively "spreading the wealth" to all by means of a state collective distribution center we will somehow achieve the kingdom of Jesus on earth.

In this belief, Obama is backed by a host of religious people professing many faiths, most predominantly by those claiming to be Christian.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#805105 Nov 15, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
I read about the exchange of rocket fire between Israel and Hamas this morning in the headlines too.
This could be the rumbling volcano we've been anticipating that's about to erupt.
Wonder whose side Obama will be on?
I hate to use this phrase as it was over used the last few weeks but it fits. The perfect storm? War erupting in the middle east. Recession returning to the Eurozone. Fiscal cliff in the US. Rising taxes in the US. Stock market sell off. Food prices rising and set to really go up in the spring. Layoffs and shorter hours. Sounds like a perfect storm forming to me.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#805106 Nov 15, 2012
X Obama Supporter wrote:
<quoted text>
I was actually going to read your post, but yet again, I had to stop when you pulled the race card. When are you morons going to learn....such an worn out card is of no use. It doesn't work, it isn't true, and people are so over being worried about being referred to as a racist? We know we know, everyone that opposes Obama must be racist. It can't possible be because his policies suck, he proved to be nothing more than the typical lying politician, and he is destroying our economy, takes NO personal responsibility for anything, and he is in way over his head.
Oh, and he is the first BI-RACIAL president. Stop giving him credit for something he's not, someday a truly black president will win election and they should be given the credit they would be due....as the FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT. Remember when it's beneficial to Obama even he admits to having a white side. But only when it's beneficial to him, along with how every time his wife speaks he is described as poorer and poorer during his youth. Poor guy, must be tough going to private high schools and expensive top notch colleges.
The original post...

Outgoing Maine GOP Chair Plans To Investigate Alleged Voter Fraud By ‘Black People’

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/o...

So let's talk about that race card.

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#805107 Nov 15, 2012
Jason Demille wrote:
<quoted text>That's a lot of cooking and cleaning you got to do.You're a good mother hen,now go get me a beer.
I never touch beer. Get your own - you likely need the exercise.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#805108 Nov 15, 2012
X Obama Supporter wrote:
<quoted text>
I was actually going to read your post, but yet again, I had to stop when you pulled the race card. When are you morons going to learn....such an worn out card is of no use. It doesn't work, it isn't true, and people are so over being worried about being referred to as a racist? We know we know, everyone that opposes Obama must be racist. It can't possible be because his policies suck, he proved to be nothing more than the typical lying politician, and he is destroying our economy, takes NO personal responsibility for anything, and he is in way over his head.
Oh, and he is the first BI-RACIAL president. Stop giving him credit for something he's not, someday a truly black president will win election and they should be given the credit they would be due....as the FIRST BLACK PRESIDENT. Remember when it's beneficial to Obama even he admits to having a white side. But only when it's beneficial to him, along with how every time his wife speaks he is described as poorer and poorer during his youth. Poor guy, must be tough going to private high schools and expensive top notch colleges.
Most of Sonics posts are from the American Conservative! I don't know about that one, but nevertheless; you must be absolutely delusional if you think racism doesn't exist and as Jimmy Carter so aptly put it "it was always there but with the election of the first black president, it has come bubbling to the surface"
It's not only racism against blacks, it's hispanics as well. And let's not forget the rampant misogyny and homophobia.
It's the angry rich old white guy party who feel that they are entitled to occupy the seats of power and don't want to share.
It's over. Face it.
X Obama Supporter

Coffeyville, KS

#805109 Nov 15, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Figures you two morons would be bonding over an issue bush didn't address in 8 years.
And Obama has deported more Mexicans than any other president in history.
It has already came out that they "double counted" the deportations by counting every time they deported the same individual. That doesn't mean they deported more illegals, it means they deported the same illegals several times because of their lack of concern for illegals entering the country.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#805110 Nov 15, 2012
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
Republican plan - make the poor pay more. Hand more money to the wealthy.
Gee Whiz Davey, Everybody pay the same, after all the 'poor' live in this country also?

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