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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shinningelectr0n wrote:
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David Brooks writes for the NY Times. That's a hint, Boy Scout.
He is the Liberal's favorite Conservative.
Hint, Hint...
Programmed "thinking".

Ring bell ... salivate.

Its a shit ty way to go through your life.

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<quoted text> My god, ur stupid. For the umpteenth time, this is what caused our present financial situation:
books.google.com/books ...
Ted Krager - 2012 - Political Science
The True Causes of the Financial Crisis Ted Krager. As you are learning, it wasn't
Wall Street greed or the banks' greed that caused The Financial Crisis.(It was ...
BO and ACORN sue CITI Group to force banks to make bad loans, they win , opening the flood gates in app.1994:
Obama Sued Citibank Under CRA to Force - Media Circus
www.mediacircus.com/.../obama-sued-citibank-u ...-...
Oct 3, 2008 – UPDATED: Obama Sued Citibank Under CRA to Force it to Make ... Looks like a typical ACORN lawsuit to get banks to hand out bad loans.
Banks are overloaded with bad loans they can't unload, Clinton comes to the rescue, rewriting Fannie and Freddie rules to allow them to buy the subprime loans
The Nature and the Origin of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis
www.sjsu.edu/faculty/watkins/subprime.htm
In the past Fannie Mae prohibited the lenders it was dealing with to engage in the ... of Franklin Raines, a Clinton Administration appointee, Fannie Mae began to ... Thus the lenders could write the mortgages as adjustable interest rate .... the Fannie Mae Corporation is easing the credit requirements on loans that it will ...
A 33% increase in the number of buyers now looking for homes drives housing prices thru the roof.
Exactly what you think is going to happen, happens and here we are.
Deny it,refute it, show me otherwise.
Another dumbf*ck right whiner who thinks this entire mess was caused because banks could not discriminate against minorties.

My God, you are one dumb SOB.

“Amor patriae.”

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shinningelectr0n wrote:
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How about Scott Wiener? He appears to possess some common sense which is a rare commodity amongst Left Coast Liberals:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-203...
It was a matter of his self-confidence, he was being psychologically assailed on a regular basis.
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Barack Obama is once again, for better or worse, the president. Like most presidents he has an agenda. Raising taxes on the rich, nominally ending the war in Iraq, shutting down medical marijuana dispensaries, supporting gay marriage when politically expeditious, and so forth. But to hear some on the right tell it, behind the Obama the man is the real Obama, who also has a real agenda. This tends to be more sinister. The lighter version usually has to do with his alleged desire to turn the country into a European-style social democracy. More outlandish charges such as those from disgraced cartoonist Dinesh D’Souza include supposed anti-Americanism, or treasonous support for an emergent “United States of Islam.”

With that kind of villain in mind, it’s not hard to see how much of the conservative movement might be deluded into thinking America had by and large turned against the president over his first term. Enter the dread bubble of epistemic closure within the conservative movement, which Conor Friedersdorf and others have already done a great job explaining. The gist is that the Republican Party and conservatives devoted a lot of energy toward propagating the myth of the real Obama and less time making the case for the benefits of conservative governance or the benefits of a free society or even deciding what those things mean. Granted, their case was undercut by the billionaire crony capitalist on the ticket who implemented Obamacare’s prototype, but a purely oppositional message can only carry you so far.

McCay Coppins reports on some self-reflection in the blogosphere:

“I think the right media may have erred,” Dan Riehl, a contributor to Breitbart News and longtime proprietor of Riehl World News, told BuzzFeed a week after the election.“I think we let Obama get into our heads and we wound up campaigning against him, rather than for the things we believe in.”

“It was a trap,” he added.“And one I can’t say I didn’t fall into.”

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/how-th...

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<quoted text>Abortions are indeed government funded to uninsured low income individuals through Medicaid. Being male, I will never need an abortion or contraceptives so why should my premiums include coverage for them?
No female will ever get testicular cancer so why should they pay for it? Do you refuse to fund ovarian cancer?

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Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>Abortions are indeed government funded to uninsured low income individuals through Medicaid. Being male, I will never need an abortion or contraceptives so why should my premiums include coverage for them?
Nope, you are a liar.

So, you either you don't have sex, had a vasectomy, or believe that the sole responsibility on contraception lies with the woman.
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RealDave wrote:
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Another dumbf*ck right whiner who thinks this entire mess was caused because banks could not discriminate against minorties.
My God, you are one dumb SOB.
http://tjhancock.wordpress.com /housing-bubble-financial-cris is-detailed-comprehensive-asse ssment/
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In hindsight, Riehl questioned the wisdom of devoting so much energy to combing through the president's early life for signs of radicalism — a process that yielded few true exposés, but rather a handful of scraps that bloggers tried to spin into scandals. For example, in March, Breitbart News reported that Obama attended a 1998 production of a play about left-wing Chicago activist Saul Alinsky. The story, which was presented as a major scoop on the site, included this memorable lede:

In The Audacity of Hope, Barack Obama claims that he worried after 9/11 that his name, so similar to that of Osama bin Laden, might harm his political career.

But Obama was not always so worried about misspellings and radical resemblances. He may even have cultivated them as he cast himself as Chicago’s radical champion.

"I just don't know that America cared," Riehl now says of this story genre. "The guy had already been elected, and our message was that Barack Obama's a socialist that wants to control your life. I'm not arguing that he isn't, but is that a message people want to hear?"

http://www.buzzfeed.com/mckaycoppins/conserva...
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Bush Our Worst President wrote:
<quoted text> who started the war on irak imbecile? Read my poster name and you'll get a hint, the republicans support every american citizen to carry a gun and pass laws to make it happen, you should call that destroying human lives.
You're an idiot!
Yes, bush was a douche nozzle of the highest order, thank the stars he is gone and can't come back to hurt you.
I don't even know why the re-pube-lick-uns even bother any more.
What is wrong with a law saying every citizen can carry guns?
It does not mean you MUST carry, just that you MAY carry if you wish...
NOT to be a victim of violent crime.
I call that my personal RIGHT not to be killed.
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Impeach Obama wrote:
<quoted text>Abortions are indeed government funded to uninsured low income individuals through Medicaid. Being male, I will never need an abortion or contraceptives so why should my premiums include coverage for them?
Ever hear the song "18 years"?

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RealDave wrote:
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in early 2001. the CBO predicted that by 2012 we would have amassed a 5.6 trillion surplus.
In going through as to what changed this, the Bush tax cuts were part of the Bush policies that claimed nearly 40% of the reason. Obama's policies claimed only 10%.
Unfunded tax cuts while expanding government & at a time of war was indeed a major factor.
Yes, and of all Administrations, but particularly the $3.9 TRILLON dollar budget of Barack Hussein Obama, had absolutely nothing to do with it?? You really have no idea, do you? No wonder this country is in the shape it's in? We have idiotic Administrations, who think that the government is their candy store. Voters who obviously can't manage their own household budgets, w/o Giverment help??
Do believe I've asked this before? What is an 'Unfunded Tax Cut'? Just answer that question?
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Nov. 4: Israel killed a mentally ill Palestinian walking near the Israeli-imposed “no-go zone” inside the Gaza Strip -- an event that triggered a rocket from Gaza into southern Israel, which did not cause any deaths or injuries.

· Nov. 8: Four Israeli military tanks and a bulldozer entered Gaza, fatally shooting a 13-year-old boy who had been playing soccer by his family’s house.

· Nov. 10: In retaliation, two rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel, and an anti-tank missile injured four soldiers, when it hit an Israeli army jeep that had crossed over into the territory. Meanwhile, the Palestinian Center for Human Rights reported the killing of five more Palestinians, four of whom were civilians – including two soccer players age 16 and 17 and two young men (18 and 19) who ran to the scene. Forty-nine others were wounded, including 10 children.

· Nov. 11: Amid talks of a truce, six more Palestinians (all but one were civilians) were wounded and another was killed by both air strikes and troops on the ground.

http://www.alternet.org/4-most-common-myths-a...
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leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Come on, Methmouth, you really should have learned to spell secede correctly by now. You been there long enough to have joined the Confederacy after it lost? ASHLEY JUDD ROCKS!
Wrong side for my raising snotta. Sorry for you about about your ancient history mistake.

But ah do like Charlie Daniels...and his REAL talent on the fiddle.

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Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>I'll readily admit to total ignorance of how he constructed ours - but I'm happy to ask him about pitfalls he encountered in the process, and get back to you.
Did the quote you received include installation? Some friends of ours purchased one for about $750, and installed it themselves. Not sure from which company. I'll ask if you like.
No, that was for a kit you build yourself.
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RealDave wrote:
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Another dumbf*ck right whiner who thinks this entire mess was caused because banks could not discriminate against minorties.
My God, you are one dumb SOB.
Your post verily DRIPS with RACISM, you automatically ASSume that the people who got those loans THAT CRASHED were "minorities"!

wtf???

How do you know it was not all "hillbillies" re-financing trailers???

Your God, you are a narrow minded p o s.
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Forreal wrote:
He forgot this.

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/ne...

And this....

Statement of Administration Policy: H.R. 1461 - Federal Housing Finance Reform Act of 2005

"The Administration strongly believes that the housing GSEs should be focused on their core housing mission, particularly with respect to low-income Americans and first-time homebuyers. Instead, provisions of H.R. 1461 that expand mortgage purchasing authority would lessen the housing GSEs' commitment to low-income homebuyers."

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php...
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Hillary is a tough act to follow, I nominate Al Franken or Jesse Jackson Jr...... maybe Debbi Wasaman Shultz, they all have something unique to offer.
Or how about Rosie O'donnell, Cagney and Lacey or, or Wonderwoman and/or Spiderman!!!
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Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Neither the First, nor the Second Amendments support your ideas. Neither do I. As an American citizen, I cherish my rights to bear arms and speak my mind - if you don't wish to carry a gun, don't. If you don't care to listen to 'hate talk' CHANGE THE CHANNEL or TURN THE RADIO OFF.
There are many other countries in which these rights are not recognized. If the rest of your countrymen having them bothers you, find another country. America will not divest itself of our rights, to make you feel better.
Well said!! Wish you and your Family a Happy Thanksgiving
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Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>I don't.
And remember that when you decide to forgo purchasing catastrophic care insurance, and are diagnosed with cancer - don't expect or force me to pay for your medical care either,'k?
Imagine a person being so obsessed about whether a woman takes contraceptives or not?
That argument "as long as I don't pay for it" doesn't hold any water, yet they keep repeating it like parrots.
Everyone pays for everything in insurance; everyone pays for everything with taxes. No one gets to pick and choose.
Why is that so difficult to comprehend?

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RealDave wrote:
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Nope, you are a liar.
So, you either you don't have sex, had a vasectomy, or believe that the sole responsibility on contraception lies with the woman.
"liar" and "stupid" are two different things.

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