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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The White House announced on Wednesday that President Obama has nominated Judge William Thomas, an out gay man, to serve on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Thomas would be the first out LGBT black man to serve as a lifetime-tenured federal judge.
In a statement, Obama noted the diversity of Thomas and six other nominees, saying, "They ... represent my continued commitment to ensure that the judiciary resembles the nation it serves."
He added, "These individuals have demonstrated the talent, expertise, and fair-mindedness Americans expect and deserve from their judicial system. I am grateful for their willingness to serve and confident that they will apply the law with the utmost impartiality and integrity. Too many of our courtrooms stand empty. I hope the Senate will promptly consider all of my nominees and ensure justice for everyday Americans."
Thomas is the first out LGBT black judge to be nominated by Obama, but, if approved by the Senate, he would be the second out LGBT black judge. The first, Judge Deborah Batts, also was the first out LGBT federal judge. She was nominated by President Clinton and sat on the Southern District of New York bench. She took "senior status," a near retirement, earlier this year.
It is unlikely, due to the time nominations take to proceed in the current Congress, that Thomas, currently a state-court judge in Florida, would see a vote on his nomination in this Congress.
Thomas joins Pamela Ki Mai Chen, an out lesbian nominated this summer to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, and Judge Michael McShane, an out judge nominated in September to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, in the line of judicial nominees waiting for Judiciary Committee action on their nomination and the subsequent Senate votes.
Obama has now nominated seven out lawyers for lifetime-tenured federal judgeships, three of whom already have been approved by the Senate. Judges J. Paul Oetken and Alison Nathan both now sit on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which is in Manhattan. Judge Michael Fitzgerald sits on the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.
The final out LGBT Obama judicial nominee, Edward DuMont, eventually had his nomination withdrawn after there was no movement on it over the course of two sessions of Congress. He was nominated for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the 111th and 112th congresses, but the nomination was later withdrawn. Democrats cited Republican opposition, but Republicans noted that Democrats could have moved forward regardless of the Republicans' views.
Denis Dison of the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund told BuzzFeed that Thomas was recommended for a judgeship by the Presidential Appointments Project, which the Victory Fund coordinates.
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carol wrote:
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Later means I'll be back later. I work at home. Sometimes I actually have to work to keep my job.
That makes two of us. Wonder what else we have in common? And wouldn't it be nice if folks worked to find more common ground, rather than hurling invective at each other over differences?

I'll go first - I think the President should come clean about Benghazi, and quit hiding under Petraeus'(and Rice's) voluminous skirts. I also think Americans need to dig up, and dust off, our national work ethic. Self-employment is awesome, and tremendously under-utilized. Additionally, I think it's better that ALL Americans (rich-poor-short-tall-white-bl ack-green-Dem-Rep) pitch in to reduce the debt, than it is to keep lobbing random spitballs (!) at why we're in debt in the first place. Let's quit worrying about whose 'fault' it is, because it's everybody's fault - we all let it happen. Now it's time to fix the national mistakes, learn from them, and go about the business of not repeating them.

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<quoted text>Orlando timeshare mogul David Seigel, who had threatened lay offs and perhaps even closing the company down had a change of heart and has given all his workers a 5% raise.
Did you hear about the Key West tanning salon owner who committed suicide yesterday because Obama was reelected?
Yes I did; so many mentally unstable people. Imagine killing yourself because of politics? Kerrriiiist, these people are nuts.
There was a woman I think it was AZ who ran her husband down with a car, not sure if she killed him!
Meanwhile, an 80 yr old man ran down a 76 yr old in the Costco parking lot because he was taking too long to move his car!!
Kerrraazzzyy!

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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?
Let's see, over the next couple years, if he does a great job first, shall we? A large number of us think we may have bought a pig in a poke as it is.

Just a thought.
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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.
Major sock puppets are gone.
Republicans seem to feel entitled to the presidency and whine when not in power.
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flack wrote:
<quoted text> Yeah boycott them so that revenue goes down so they will have to lay more people off and cut more hours. Right! God you libtards are so friggin' STUPID!!!
No, let them go out of business. Other more responsible businesses will thrive. You are the stupid one, going to Wallyworld everyday like Pavlovs dog.
The American people should support local businesses who actually pay taxes in your community. Walmart gets to keep the sales taxes, doesn't pay corporate income tax, or property tax, gets a free building and roads, and, the government provides its employees with free healthcare. Wake up dummy
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Maybe - if we start having real journalists.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a rising GOP star once considered a potential running mate for Romney, called Mitts argument “absolutely wrong” at a press conference on Wednesday that opened a meeting of the Republican Governors Association.

“No, I think that’s absolutely wrong,” he said, according to Politico.“Two points on that: One, we have got to stop dividing the American voters. We need to go after 100 percent of the votes, not 53 percent. We need to go after every single vote.”

Fox is fun for the Democrats!
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A message from John Galt:

Obama has been re-elected and now the sad truth about the crashing economy comes out. Fortunately, those who suffer worst in the Obama Depression will be the poor, the worthless fools who voted for this catastrophic Socialist.

To those who wish to live and to recapture the honor their soul:

Stop supporting your own destroyers through the sanction you give them. Do not try to live on your enemies' terms or to win a game when they're setting the rules. Do not help them fake reality.

Do not contribute your achievements to them. When they force you, obey but do not volunteer anything. Do not help criminals pretend that they are your benefactors.

In your own mind and life, practice the morality of life. You have no chance to win on the morality of death.

When the looters' state collapses, the producers will return, and those who wish to live by our code can rejoin us.

Our political system will be based on the moral premise that no one may obtain values by physical force. Each must live by his own rational judgment.

In that world you may live without fear, and live with people who are responsible and reliable. It will be a just world, where your virtues will be rewarded, and mutual respect among people is possible.

Fight for this world, in the name of the best within you. You will win when you are ready to pronounce this oath: "I swear -- by my life and my love of it -- that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine."
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Maybe - if we start having real journalists.
Yeah, where in the hell did Jeff Guckert Gannon of Talon News skulk off to?
(heard that he's shacking up with Karl Rove after the divorce)
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The US consulate in Benghazi existed only to provide diplomatic cover for the nearby CIA base. Of the thirty people evacuated from the so called annex only seven were state department employees, the others were CIA agents/contractors who controlled sizable "militias" in a secret Libyan war.

There won't be much news drifting out of those congressional hearings___as the bulk of it will be declared classified.

Still no word on what the ambassador was doing there on 9/11.

Does anyone remember the men testifying from behind screens during the Iran Contra hearings? Hah.

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Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Let's see, over the next couple years, if he does a great job first, shall we? A large number of us think we may have bought a pig in a poke as it is.
Just a thought.
Better be careful talking like that. They will turn on you faster than a hungry tiger on it's owner.

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Didn't anyone ever tell you before that raising taxes in a recession is the worst thing you can do?
How old are you anyway? You obviously haven't been around that long, politically speaking, I mean.
If you keep taxing those who are the job makers, you're going to have more takers than makers.
Surely, you can grasp that.
"Job makers" must be like "garden gnomes". People put them on pedestals and take pictures of them, but they don't actually seem to make anything grow.
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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a rising GOP star once considered a potential running mate for Romney, called Mitts argument “absolutely wrong” at a press conference on Wednesday that opened a meeting of the Republican Governors Association.
“No, I think that’s absolutely wrong,” he said, according to Politico.“Two points on that: One, we have got to stop dividing the American voters. We need to go after 100 percent of the votes, not 53 percent. We need to go after every single vote.”
Fox is fun for the Democrats!
You (Demotards) usually say they just lie. Why the hypocrisy now, libtard? You only like hearing the whole story when it does not involve honest fair news about your slime? Yeah, thought so...
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Yeah, where in the hell did Jeff Guckert Gannon of Talon News skulk off to?
(heard that he's shacking up with Karl Rove after the divorce)
He's dating Tipper, booze queen.
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<quoted text>You blather on here about the President's 'gifts' to the poor, minorities, youth, and women - and COMPLETELY disregard the fact that Romney was attempting to 'gift' the uber-wealthy with yet another tax cut, and fewer regulations on their money-shuffling activities.
You're a sad, obsessive, little fraud, carol, and your jabs at the President are couched in your own failure to recognize both sides of this coin.
She's in the 1% club.
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<quoted text> Better be careful talking like that. They will turn on you faster than a hungry tiger on it's owner.
So, did you sign the petition to secede they were passing around at Jerrys?
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Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Let's see, over the next couple years, if he does a great job first, shall we? A large number of us think we may have bought a pig in a poke as it is.
Just a thought.
That's fine, we'll put you down as a maybe. If the last 4 are any indication I expect the next 4 will be just as good.
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flack wrote:
<quoted text> Better be careful talking like that. They will turn on you faster than a hungry tiger on it's owner.
Shouldn't you be at Wallyworld supporting your corporate masters?

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<quoted text>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 ??
If the work ethics of many 'legal' citizens rose to the level of many 'illegal' ones, we would be well on our way to climbing out of this mess. Frankly, it seems to me that many of our 'neighbors to the south' contribute far more to local economies than many of us are willing to give them credit for. I abhor the idea of giving away 'free' stuff to illegal residents too, but I'm not wild about giving it to loafers and the shiftless either, even if they were born here. How often do you see able-bodied white folks picking up highway trash? It's usually someone of a somewhat darker persuasion - but the welfare rolls are stuffed with white folks, overwhelmingly. Look it up.

Enough of that, however. As I told 'carol' earlier, I don't think the blame game is working. Time to get busy cleaning up the mess we've all had a part in making. A path to citizenship for the 'undocumented', which involves working and contributing, rather than mooching and lolling, gets my vote.

JMO

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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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No, let them go out of business. Other more responsible businesses will thrive. You are the stupid one, going to Wallyworld everyday like Pavlovs dog.
The American people should support local businesses who actually pay taxes in your community. Walmart gets to keep the sales taxes, doesn't pay corporate income tax, or property tax, gets a free building and roads, and, the government provides its employees with free healthcare. Wake up dummy
Maybe down there in Florida. Up here they not only pay all the taxes but the businesses surrounding them are thriving as well. There is twenty stores within 50 miles of here with a couple more planned. Wherever they build whole new business districts surround them. I spend my money where I can get the most for the least. Why would anyone pay $2.50 for a dozen eggs when you can buy them for $1.89. Same eggs. Foolish people and their money are soon parted is not just a saying.

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