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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“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#805568 Nov 15, 2012
One for all all for one wrote:
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The Republicans know all about selling out our country, don't they? G.W continued to deregulate, sending much of our manufacturing overseas and allowed immigration for cheap labor. Romney boasted that he would bring back businesses to America, yet he caters to China. Old Republicans and old policies. Romney wouldn't have been much different. It has to change or this country is finished. Obama was handed the proverbial sh*t sandwich. I can only hope Republicans work WITH him and not against. America can't afford this bi-partisanship crapola and indifferences any longer. Obama needs to stand his ground and Republicans have to understand our country as it really is - right now; not as it was decades ago. It's not the same anymore, nor will it be again. I wish Obama all the luck in the world and that goes for any future president - Democrat or Republican.
This is what Obama begged for, after he played a major role in creating it:

The Government-Created Subprime Mortgage Meltdown

by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

The thousands of mortgage defaults and foreclosures in the "subprime" housing market (i.e., mortgage holders with poor credit ratings) is the direct result of thirty years of government policy that has forced banks to make bad loans to un-creditworthy borrowers. The policy in question is the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), which compels banks to make loans to low-income borrowers and in what the supporters of the Act call "communities of color" that they might not otherwise make based on purely economic criteria.

The original lobbyists for the CRA were the hardcore leftists who supported the Carter administration and were often rewarded for their support with government grants and programs like the CRA that they benefited from. These included various "neighborhood organizations," as they like to call themselves, such as "ACORN" (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). These organizations claim that over $1 trillion in CRA loans have been made, although no one seems to know the magnitude with much certainty. A U.S. Senate Banking Committee staffer told me about ten years ago that at least $100 billion in such loans had been made in the first twenty years of the Act.

So-called "community groups" like ACORN benefit themselves from the CRA through a process that sounds like legalized extortion. The CRA is enforced by four federal government bureaucracies: the Fed, the Comptroller of the Currency, the Office of Thrift Supervision, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. The law is set up so that any bank merger, branch expansion, or new branch creation can be postponed or prohibited by any of these four bureaucracies if a CRA "protest" is issued by a "community group." This can cost banks great sums of money, and the "community groups" understand this perfectly well. It is their leverage. They use this leverage to get the banks to give them millions of dollars as well as promising to make a certain amount of bad loans in their communities.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#805570 Nov 15, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
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hold on. let me find an interpreter. fred?
Ifn yew see Duh A Vey...let him kow he';s late with his research on volcanic activity and it's effects on the atmosphere so him uhgitting a 0!!

He can git a fitty now ifn he passes his fill in dh blanks quiz lol
The formation of ______may have been initiated by massive volcanic eruptions, which emitted carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere, which warmed the oceans, lowering their capacity to absorb oxygen that would otherwise oxidize ____. The increased levels of __________ could have killed oxygen-generating plants as well as depleted the ozone layer, causing further stress.

The TEA Party
SCIENCE babees lol.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#805572 Nov 15, 2012
carol wrote:
Wasn't trying to be snooty patooty citing the Lord's prayer when I explained the use of the word trespass before.
I really DO forgive liberals. I really DO feel they've trespassed against me in helping to destroy this country that I, too, share.
The poster acted like trespass was a word I invented or something.
trespass - a violation of moral or social ethics: an unwarranted infringement.
Kind of makes those "NO Trespassing" signs make some sense doesn't it!!

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#805573 Nov 15, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>Who cares? The only people who invest in the stock market are rich millionaires like Mitt Romney anyway. They had it coming to them.
Homer disagrees.
Impeach Obama

Virginia Beach, VA

#805575 Nov 15, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Once you dipsticks secede, you are no longer Americans. So stay the f*ck out.
I'll bet that, unlike you, a high percentage of them actually served their country instead of attending protests against our military. They're more American than you'll ever be.
carol

Orlando, FL

#805576 Nov 15, 2012
dr dem wrote:
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I'm glad someone is talking you off the ledge.
You'd think dumb carol would be angry at Fox News for leading her on about the election beat down
Been an O'Reilly fan as far back as Clinton's second term, more than 12 years now. O'Reilly's been pretty rational and even optimistic about the election actually. He reminded conservatives this is an opportunity to remain the loyal opposition.

That's me all over - the loyal opposition.

He also offered hope that conservatism and traditional values will return with the right messenger in 2016.

If we survive.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#805578 Nov 15, 2012
Eman wrote:
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It's great, that in America, a private company can choose what holidays to observe. Did you know Hobby Lobby is closed on Sundays?
BTW, what religion started Thanksgiving?
The one of gratitude, for one of the most essential of human needs.
Food.

Something many people take soooo for SNAP card granted these days!!

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#805579 Nov 15, 2012
Peppy wrote:
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Hey Eed, how are you?
Your wife sounds like a pillar of salt upon which this country once achieved greatness, the good old days. Liberals see hard work, duty to god, and a moral lifestyle as foolish.
Plus an Avon lady, are you taking a bubble bath right now?
"Peppy"
I married an angel. As to the bubble bath to night, heck of an idea, I'll have to follow up.
Peace
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#805580 Nov 15, 2012
One for all all for one wrote:
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3 holidays out of a year is not much for families to spend time together, celebrating and having fun together. In case you haven't noticed, it's a rat race out there. So Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas and Happy Easter!
Thanks Homer.

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#805581 Nov 15, 2012
Eric"dork bait" Holder " there was no security risk, that's why we didn't notify congress".

Then why was Petraeus fired?
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#805582 Nov 15, 2012
dr dem wrote:
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I'm glad someone is talking you off the ledge.
You'd think dumb carol would be angry at Fox News for leading her on about the election beat down
Why are several states wanting to secede? Haven't caught much of the squawk and parrot, blather and repeat stuff lately.

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#805583 Nov 15, 2012
Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>A black, a woman and a liberal. I'd say she's a three-time loser.
An American's Dilemma:

You have a gun with only two bullets in it and standing before you is Osama bin Laden,
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and a liberal. Who do you shoot?

Answer: the liberal. Twice

LMAO

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#805584 Nov 15, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>You sound bitter, angry, and envious. Did hurling this invective aid your digestion this evening? I sure hope so.
Change is growth. Embrace it.
Next.
Change is growth?

Unemployment is growing again.

This must be part of that Hope & Changee thing, huh?

Get prepared for life in a homeless shelter. Embrace it.

Welcome to the Boy Messiah's Brave New World.

http://tinyurl.com/brgnyvw

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#805586 Nov 15, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Another whiner like Mitt Romney.
What free stuff did Obama offer?
Meanwhile Romney was offering tax cuts to everyone.
Obamaphones, get your Obamaphones, get 'em while they're hot. LOL

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#805587 Nov 15, 2012
Eman wrote:
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Actually, double tap is more effective.
Agreed. Distance and good aim are great advantages, as well.
:)
Remember to appreciate the little things.....
(Loved that movie.)

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#805589 Nov 15, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Another whiner like Mitt Romney.
What free stuff did Obama offer?
Meanwhile Romney was offering tax cuts to everyone.
This must be free, he can't pay for it:

Technology, Innovation and Creating Jobs
Obama and Biden will increase federal support for research, technology and innovation for companies and universities so that American workers can lead the world in cutting edge jobs and products. Read more.

This too:

Work/Family Balance
Obama and Biden will help working families by doubling funding for after-school programs, expanding the Family Medical Leave Act. They will provide low-income families with a refundable tax credit to help with their child-care expenses, and encourage flexible work schedules. Read more.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#805590 Nov 15, 2012
carol wrote:
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Been an O'Reilly fan as far back as Clinton's second term, more than 12 years now. O'Reilly's been pretty rational and even optimistic about the election actually. He reminded conservatives this is an opportunity to remain the loyal opposition.
That's me all over - the loyal opposition.
He also offered hope that conservatism and traditional values will return with the right messenger in 2016.
If we survive.
This backassward stuff of the past four years has been pretty pathetic to watch...to have to observe, such levels of dark age archaic ignorance still existing in America!

May the next four be better..on the RIGHT tracks again-instead of many WRONG ones!!
Peppy

Greensboro, NC

#805591 Nov 15, 2012
One for all all for one wrote:
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Well than, by that definition, my family and I are probably not true liberals. But just the same, I fear losing SS or medicare, and because I put into it all of these years, I feel "entitled". I am nervous about the future. I see how people have become so greedy, resentful and hateful concerning others. I know that probably is because there are so many more people in the world, putting a great demand on resources. My spouse and I were cautious and saved whatever we could, yet with high medical costs and insurance premiums, increasing food costs, it is making me feel all the more insecure. I'm not poor, but certainly far from being rich. I still believe that all people should have access to affordable healthcare, though. I never liked seeing anyone suffer. It's not in my character.
Liberals and conservatives alike want security and peace of mind. Liberal scare tactics aside, no one wants to take away medicare and social security. You paid into the system so you deserve to take back from the system, after all it is your own money being returned. Inflation and cost of food is a bit different, but a hearty economy fueled by job growth is the best medicine. Perhaps you believe Obama was the best choice for this issue, I do not. Business in america has no confidence in Obama and his policies concerning regulation inhibit job growth.

BTW, I agree with you on all your points and feel very much the same way. No one should starve and no one should freeze in the streets. No one should be denied essential medical care.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#805592 Nov 15, 2012
sage won wrote:
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Obamaphones, get your Obamaphones, get 'em while they're hot. LOL
Where Everone sign up for dem fwee phones?

“life under BO”

Since: Sep 12

buena vista

#805594 Nov 15, 2012
RealDave wrote:
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Lets see, your party lied & had a fit about 90 billion being spent on green energy over three years. But 210 billion in income over three years isn't worth talking about.
Right Whiner thioking at its best.
Just how f*cking stupid are you people.
this is how stupid you libs are:

the top 2/10 ths of 1% pay 22% of all taxes and the bottom 48% pay 2% OF ALL TAXES and you think raising taxes on the top 2/10ths of 1% by 4% is going to help a $1.3 trillion dollar deficit?

Put down the LSD

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