Barack Obama, our next President

"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 ... Full Story
david-lane

Rogers, MN

#810173 Nov 23, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Erick Erickson:
Back in November of 1976, columnist George Will wrote this:
"If nature is not as bountiful, or men’s capacities as equal, as once was assumed, then equality must be forced on men. That is a paralyzing thought for liberals, whose philosophy derives its name from the word liberty.
Conservatives are comparably disarrayed. True conservatives distrust and try to modulate social forces that work against the conservation of traditional values. But for a century, the dominant conservatism has uncritically worshiped the most transforming force, the dynamism of the American economy. No coherent conservatism can be based solely on commercialism, but this conservatism has been consistently ardent only about economic growth, and hence about economies of scale, and social mobility. These take a severe toll against small towns, small enterprises, family farms, local governments, craftsmanship, environmental values, a sense of community, and other aspects of humane living.
Conservatism often has been inarticulate about what to conserve, other than “free enterprise,” which is institutionalized restlessness, an engine of perpetual change. But to govern is to choose one social outcome over others; to impose a collective will on processes of change. Conservatism that does not extend beyond reverence for enterprise is unphilosophic, has little to do with government and conserves little."
It rings true today with where the GOP finds itself — intellectually bereft of actual conservatism, replaced instead by pretty faces, spray on tans, and platitude. When it actually advocates sound, conservative policies, it wins. It won in Michigan last night on union issues. It won in Wisconsin. Hell, we kept our 2010 tea party gains that were won on reining in government.
Barack Obama won because his campaign team ran a tremendous ass kicking ground game while the Romney campaign clearly ran smoke and mirrors so convincingly inside the echo chamber of the GOP as to fool a lot of great Republican pundits and Dick Morris.
But Barack Obama also won because the public knew him and stacked him up to a nothing burger on the other side. That nothing burger was not, per se, Mitt Romney, but the GOP as a whole. Consider, if you will, the GOP’s Senate nominees, many, but not all, of whom were backed by the party establishment.
Tommy Thompson, Heather Wilson, Connie Mack, Pete Hoekstra, Linda McMahon, Todd Aiken, and Richard Mourdock were not exactly founts of rhetorical genius or articulate mouthpieces for conservatism in the way Mike Lee, Pat Toomey, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz have been.
Add to them Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, and the like and the GOP has had very few skilled salesmen for conservative ideas and values. The party then put its fate in the hands of a moderate from Massachusetts who, just trust the GOP, was really more conservative than he let on. Conservatives, many of whom did not buy it, were happy to be loyal soldiers because he was the nominee — a loyalty that too few establishment Republicans send the other way to conservatives when the establishment gets beaten.
In the next two years, conservatives are going to have some fun fights within the GOP to move beyond a cliched defense of free markets into really articulating a vision for defending free markets and what it means. At the same time, it will be forced to deal rationally and charitably with the issue of immigration. And it will have an opportunity to drive out those who now think the time is right to give up on fiscal conservatism or social conservatism. Primary season 2014 should be spectacular.
Compromise? Like hell. We’re going to keep fighting. And we will find someone who actually doesn’t speak conservatism like he learned it from Rosetta Stone last week.
http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/07/status-quo...
obama won because low life scum want free shit and the truth is there's a lot of low life scum out there.

“The truth will be told”

Since: Mar 12

by miss Stoned Cold

#810176 Nov 23, 2012
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Yeah well hang on to your hat because it's about to get very bumpy.
So? When has change and progress NOT been bumpy?
Nightchalker

Lansing, MI

#810178 Nov 23, 2012
NOT CUTE TOOLOO wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell you what, slvt -- the first time you show any sign of "thought," I'll grease you up and make sweet love to you all night long, with the pizza man right in the rack with us. Deal?
But you're right, you fat fence-straddling, nostrum-generating b!-tch -- jealousy is unattractive, but it's only skin deep. Your bald envy, like cancer, is what goes right to your inbred bone...
When you talk like that it makes me think of your mother.

“The truth will be told”

Since: Mar 12

by miss Stoned Cold

#810182 Nov 23, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
I assumed people wanted a president who would bring back jobs and manufacturing and who had the qualifications to fix this mess.
But when an incumbent president promises free stuff to the same people he made victims of his big government ideology and liberal women get another wild hair about preserving the killing of their unborn, I assumed wrongly.
Ask Hillary about the lengths to which this administration's campaign will go to decieve and to get their way. Even if it means turning on their own. She was mad as a hornet in 2008.
Here see for yourself.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =4BGP-EJQPd8XX
Hillary: "Shame on YOU, Barack Obama!!"
She was really pissed about Obama's lying in the campaign. And she's one of their own! Just imagine how Romney must have felt.
Well fortunately I dont have to worry about Romneys feelings. He is now officially inconsequential for the foreseeable future. As for all the rest of your argument,I dont suppose to you that ending two wars that the previous administration started has any relevance to your way of thinking.And this is one of several salient reasons that the majority of this country wants no more of Republican rule. And to be honest,I cant see that in Americas near future. Hillary Clinton 2016.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#810183 Nov 23, 2012
The fun begins: Top 5 States to be Hit Hardest by 2013 Tax Increases -- Supported Obama… PA College Slashes Instructors' Hours to Avoid Obamacare...Debt expands to $16,253,547,000,000... What are Obama’s and the Liberals/Democrats solution?
Romney ignorant view

United States

#810184 Nov 23, 2012
"obama won because low life scum want free shit and the truth is there's a lot of low life scum out there."

Hey I love the picture of Romney pumping Gas...
he lost because he sucks..plain and simple

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#810185 Nov 23, 2012
NOT CUTE TOOLOO wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell you what, slvt -- the first time you show any sign of "thought," I'll grease you up and make sweet love to you all night long, with the pizza man right in the rack with us. Deal?
You're not nearly as good at this as Deb. Perhaps a creative writing class?
NOT CUTE TOOLOO wrote:
<quoted text>But you're right, you fat fence-straddling, nostrum-generating b!-tch -- jealousy is unattractive,
I advise you to rid yourself of it immediately - of course, that would leave you with only your sorry excuse for a cocktail sausage, and your sadness.

Poor thing.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6496715521...

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#810186 Nov 23, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>My sister cooked the turkey this year. She did a great job, and I'm sure you did too.
I'm better with side dishes - turkey eludes me.
If it your turn next year, try it, It's great. My beautiful daughter and her husband, cooked this year, so the side dishes and desserts were just right also, she's the baker in the family, so we get all kinds of goodies. She always says,'Dad come over and prepare the turkey and stuffing, I'll do the rest'.
no war 4 israel USA 1st

Chicago, IL

#810187 Nov 23, 2012
brown eyes wrote:
<quoted text>The American Mulatto.
By E.B. Reuter
University of Iowa.
In the current American practice the term mulatto comprehends all persons of mixed negro-white ancestory.
Population.
Defined in this way the mulatto element is about one fifth of the negro population.
mulattos dont look white .Barry's good example
no war 4 israel USA 1st

Chicago, IL

#810190 Nov 23, 2012
Romney ignorant view wrote:
"obama won because low life scum want free shit and the truth is there's a lot of low life scum out there."
Hey I love the picture of Romney pumping Gas...
he lost because he sucks..plain and simple
Romney lost because most Americans have conscious .

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#810192 Nov 23, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>If it your turn next year, try it, It's great. My beautiful daughter and her husband, cooked this year, so the side dishes and desserts were just right also, she's the baker in the family, so we get all kinds of goodies. She always says,'Dad come over and prepare the turkey and stuffing, I'll do the rest'.
The last time I cooked a turkey, it jumped out of the oven and ran for its life, not to mention the lives of my family members. I'll stick with what I excel at: pies, mixed drinks, and casserole.(Not necessarily in that order...)

But thanks for the encouragement.

:)
WHINE UNTIL 2016

Suffield, CT

#810193 Nov 23, 2012
Barack Obama, two-term President of the United States. Please look at the TITLE OF THIS TOPIC. This Topic is DEAD.

Here's a Topic for you - Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Anyone still posting on this "Barack Obama, our next President" thread is either insane by definition, a whiny/spoiled brat, or a self-important douchebag.
carol

Orlando, FL

#810196 Nov 23, 2012
TSM wrote:
The fun begins: Top 5 States to be Hit Hardest by 2013 Tax Increases -- Supported Obama… PA College Slashes Instructors' Hours to Avoid Obamacare...Debt expands to $16,253,547,000,000... What are Obama’s and the Liberals/Democrats solution?
That IS their solution, apparently....

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#810197 Nov 23, 2012
NOT CUTE TOOLOO wrote:
<quoted text>
Perhaps a bifurcated, scaly, inexhaustible jackhammer would be more to your licking, but alas, I cannot compete on such a level, especially when he's got you so thoroughly impaled, there's no more room in there -- cavernous as that old gray thing thing might be.
The "I know you are but what am I" is so, well, you know ...
You know, chatty kathy, the one thing you folk do better than anybody else is to make your fear almost palpable -- so much so, that you can't help, well, palpating it ...
Now that was funny.

Keep plugging, dear. You're showing some slight improvement.

Practice makes perfect, you know.

;)

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#810198 Nov 23, 2012
WHINE UNTIL 2016 wrote:
Barack Obama, two-term President of the United States. Please look at the TITLE OF THIS TOPIC. This Topic is DEAD.
Here's a Topic for you - Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Anyone still posting on this "Barack Obama, our next President" thread is either insane by definition, a whiny/spoiled brat, or a self-important douchebag.
Which are you?
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#810200 Nov 23, 2012
Stoned Cold wrote:
<quoted text>Well fortunately I dont have to worry about Romneys feelings. He is now officially inconsequential for the foreseeable future. As for all the rest of your argument,I dont suppose to you that ending two wars that the previous administration started has any relevance to your way of thinking.And this is one of several salient reasons that the majority of this country wants no more of Republican rule. And to be honest,I cant see that in Americas near future. Hillary Clinton 2016.
Everyone in 2012 (R) primary is officially a history lesson in Presidential politics except perhaps Huntsman reappearing at some point in the future.

Speaking of Huntsman, his hottie daughter Abby has become quite a good political commentator.

“The truth will be told”

Since: Mar 12

by miss Stoned Cold

#810201 Nov 23, 2012
Imhotep wrote:
Mittens blames the 47%.
Sour grapes and zero dignity.
What a putz... Welcome to obscurity Mittens
And, looney toon Santorum warned Mutt was the worst GOP selection! The GOP should have listened.
Mormons picked Obama
Jews picked Obama
Catholics picked Obama
Women, Latinos, Asians, picked Obama
Popular vote & Electorial won by Obama
Senate seats won, control retained
Youth picked Obama
Swings states picked Obama
In short, the GOP was rejected, totally.
Ironically, the 'sore losers' comments are the perfect example of WHY they were dismissed by voters.
Each hostile post confirms how confused and delusional the Repugs have become.
;-)
Agreed. These people would have a stagnated America where bigotry,greed,and divisiveness are the rule of the day. On a subconscience level (and in many cases conscience)they dont want to see an America become more inclusive. They wish to hang onto their perceived privilige of either race,class,or both. These are the ones that history will look upon one day as the ones who tried to stand in the way of societal and indeed global progress. The ones steeped in fear and hatred. Like those that opposed the 13th amendment that outlawed slavery during Lincolns term or the protesters that upheld segregation. In times of change there are always those that resist. Kicking and screaming they go down hard...but they go down.
carol

Orlando, FL

#810202 Nov 23, 2012
WHINE UNTIL 2016 wrote:
Barack Obama, two-term President of the United States. Please look at the TITLE OF THIS TOPIC. This Topic is DEAD.
Here's a Topic for you - Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
Anyone still posting on this "Barack Obama, our next President" thread is either insane by definition, a whiny/spoiled brat, or a self-important douchebag.
We should re-title it Four More Years of the Same. Because things are getting so much better. They must. The majority thinks so.

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#810203 Nov 23, 2012
no war 4 israel USA 1st wrote:
<quoted text>Romney lost because most Americans have conscious .
Romney lost due to massive voter fraud! Accept it!!!
WHINE UNTIL 2016

Suffield, CT

#810204 Nov 23, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Which are you?
I'd say you are number three...

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