Barack Obama, our next President

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#814733 Dec 1, 2012
Erick Erickson: The Republican Party of John Boehner and Mitch McConnell have taken a party that once believed in starving the beast and transforming it into a party that believes in feeding the leviathan lest the leviathan consume them. They operate out of fear — fear of losing their remaining power, fear of blame, and fear of the unknown.

I am absolutely in favor of simplifying the tax code. I am absolutely in favor of getting rid of loopholes. But I am absolutely opposed to engaging in machinations of the tax code designed to increase spending through closed loopholes and the like. Increased revenue should come through simplifying Washington to spur economic growth. Get Washington out of our lives.

While the Republican Party in Washington says that, it sure seems not to be living up to that. Consider this so called fiscal cliff.

The fiscal cliff is actually a bipartisan compromise that congress critters and their friends in the press have now given a spooky name to scare the American people lest Washington have to take the medicine it prescribed itself. The Republicans were complicit in this arrangement.

.....So what the heck does the GOP actually stand for? Right now, they seem to want to be the “responsible” party, but know they’re going to get blamed for whatever happens. They are scared of their own shadow. They are caving, but to what?

I couldn’t tell you. I have no idea what John Boehner and Mitch McConnell’s Republican Party stands for other than the acquisition and maintenance of their own power. They’re Bob Michel without the charm willing to take scraps from the Democrats’ table so long as they can sit on the floor next to it. Their own plans are designed around tactics, not strategy, and tactics designed to avoid as much blame as possible for a mess they were complicit in creating.

I can’t tell you what they stand for anymore.

http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/28/im-not-sur...

the overwhelming theme: "[they] know they’re going to get blamed for whatever happens"
Nj raider 1

United States

#814734 Dec 1, 2012
Grampy wrote:
<quoted text>
Now Obama wants unilateral authority to raise the debt ceiling. Who the hell does he think he is, Mohamed Morsi?
Obama in 2006: "The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies.… Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that ‘the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better."
The difference was he ran on bipartisanship & so did the republicans which the republicans did an about face. They went from bipartisan talk to lets make Obama a1 term president & now even after they lost the election & the majority of americans voted for tax hikes on the top 2%, look who is blocking & holding the middle class hostage in opposition! These are common sense things that you know the true answer to, but you choose to shift the blame to try & make Obama look bad. Reality is america has moved past the days of the good ol boys & the party of one side dominance. This aint just an american thing. It's happening all over the world! Plenty of countries are trying their best to get under our skin & not just arab muslim ones. Russia, China,& a slew of others are pushing it to the limits. How long did ya'll think america would be able to tell countries how to run their sovereign nations before they felt it was time to point the finger & tell us it's time for regime change.? None of those countries wanted romney in office. What a coincidence! America feels the same way! Stop blaming Obama for the failed policies of the republicans past!
carol

Orlando, FL

#814735 Dec 1, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
oh lord.
260 vs this.....
Iraq Body Count
http://www.iraqbodycount.org/
got it? you can even go add up all the people Saddam killed and it still makes Bush look like Stalin.
i'm sure glad we don't all live in your closed off bubble.
Your website isn't talking about the body count in mass graves.

Read this:

http://worldnews.about.com/od/iraq/qt/massgra...

Pretty gruesome stories.

Then read this:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/373836...

"Skeletons of unborn babies and toddlers clutching toys are being unearthed."

Now read this:

http://www.npr.org/2011/04/20/135570128/grave...

"Mass grave holds remains of more than 800 people killed during the rule of Saddam Hussein...it's believed the country has hundreds of mass graves from the Saddam era."

Finally this:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/15/internation...

"Several mass graves in southern Iraq contain the bodies of people killed by Saddam Hussein's government including one estimated to hold 5,000 bodies, Iraqi officials say."

...you do not see the big picture.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#814736 Dec 1, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
all the smart folks of every political persuasion are advocating much the same.
GOP Between A Cliff And A Cave
As I’ve argued here | here | here the fiscal cliff is much more a public relations gimmick designed to cause submissive urination within the GOP than representing any long term risk to the economy. In fact, the CBO says the short term recession that may be triggered by going over this alleged cliff will result in long term growth.
Right now we have the best deal we are going to get: real spending cuts against the tax rates going back to the way they were during the Clinton years.
http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/30/gop-betwee...
Without the fiscal cliff, there will be no spending cuts and the deficit will balloon.

New York wants $42 billion for storm relief, all completely unfunded.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#814737 Dec 1, 2012
Poll: More Americans Blame Republicans For Fiscal Cliff Impasse

The public, by and large, sees Republicans as obstructionist.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/...

even the folks at Breitbart are having to deal with the reality.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#814739 Dec 1, 2012
Grampy wrote:
<quoted text>
No, they are on their own. Have they been around Topix? How about Grey Ghost, did he die yet? Are y'all still counting votes in Florida?
Ever so slowly, the racists and birfers crawl back to this thread after being thoroughly humiliated. LOL

Uh, I'm sure you dare not look, but Obama won FL handily!! Also took down TP darling Allen West.

Where ya been, Gramps?? We all expected you to be here to congratulate the smart ones, those who knew Obama was a sure fire bet to be re-elected.

I guess you were too ashamed to appear after buying into the Rmoney nonsense. He ended up with 47% of the popular vote. Rather fitting, eh??

But like the rest of the sore losers, you stayed away for weeks. Some are still too embarassed to return. Gunner, Fred, DBWriter among them.

Nobraina came back using some of his sockpuppets to hide himself. He's now using a CA proxy and changes the name on an hourly basis.

Surprised you came back at all, you old fraud.

Now that the birfers and Teabaggers have been thoroughly routed, not much future for old fools like you and crazy Ed.

Obama's re-election is a good thing for little Biff and Muffy. I'll bet they're happy!!
carol

Orlando, FL

#814740 Dec 1, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! You're the one whose creating the hype son.
Clearly you don't want to talk about the document that gave bushie official military powers.
After all, that would pretty much eliminate your entire argument!
It would seem, "daughter", you will believe anything.

An unclassified chart by the CIA that describes a total of 40 briefings for lawmakers over a period of several years proved Pelosi's name appeared once as having attended a session on Sept. 4, 2002, when she was the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.

The notation says the briefing was on "enhanced interrogation techniques on Abu Zubaydah...and a description of the particular EITs that had been employed."

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/...

Everyone - including ABC News - knows she lied about being "lied to".

Everyone but you and the easily fooled.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#814741 Dec 1, 2012
new yawk wrote:
Do you think a reprobate degenerate as you could hide behind my screen name with your "United States" ISP, and people don't know it's you, dem? And debil's so obsessed with me she can't see straight. You both are. It would be beyond Hilarious if you both weren't so pervertedly pathetic.
You are the anti-semite.
I see you were very busy using my name.
Shouldv'e been obvious to all, for many reasons, but the main reason is YOUR screen name was MIA the last 2 days I haven't been on. Too bizy posting as ME. No "dem" posts.
Well, the people you insulted using my screen name: carol, flack, Jane Says, Eman, rac_on_teur, Gunner, The Silent Majority, John Galt, Jimmy, will just have to start discerning for themselves.
Keep showing your anger. Proves me right.
Afraid to show up as Fetch, after I exposed your ruse, eh boyo?!
I saved the kidded porn sites you posted. And got busted on.
You need to be in jail. Not on Topix, pedophile.
<quoted text>
Everyone is aware that all of these posts come from two individuals, namely the Chicago ghetto slime and the draft dodger from Moreno Valley. And even those two may be the same.
dem

Chicago, IL

#814742 Dec 1, 2012
new yawk wrote:
<quoted text>No doubt considering you're nothing more than a southern white trailer trash illiterate from Alabamma.

Still moving, J --- et?

Well cram it!!! Time is short.
And Alabama shackins have a high occupancy rate.
The crazy lady is back with another ip.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#814743 Dec 1, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Your website isn't talking about the body count in mass graves.
Read this:
http://worldnews.about.com/od/iraq/qt/massgra...
Pretty gruesome stories.
Then read this:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/373836...
"Skeletons of unborn babies and toddlers clutching toys are being unearthed."
Now read this:
http://www.npr.org/2011/04/20/135570128/grave...
"Mass grave holds remains of more than 800 people killed during the rule of Saddam Hussein...it's believed the country has hundreds of mass graves from the Saddam era."
Finally this:
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/15/internation...
"Several mass graves in southern Iraq contain the bodies of people killed by Saddam Hussein's government including one estimated to hold 5,000 bodies, Iraqi officials say."
...you do not see the big picture.
Why Haven’t Republicans Repudiated Bush on Iraq?

The staying power of Bushism is more than a little perplexing. There are many things from Bush’s tenure that the GOP could have decided to reject, but the Iraq war is the most obvious choice. The Iraq war was a drawn-out, unpopular, extremely costly debacle that was mostly identified with Bush and his party by 2006, and it was a significant factor in wrecking the party’s reputation on national security and causing Republicans to lose both houses of Congress. The war in Iraq lasted almost as long as large-scale U.S. involvement in Vietnam, and the majority of the war occurred while Bush was in office. Republicans seemed to have every incentive to repudiate the war as a terrible mistake, but most of them have never done so.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

the big picture. all. day. long. left wing, right wing, doesn't matter. they all say it was a mistake and that there was very little justification to even put us in a position to make the mistake.

deal with it carol. it's the reality. you WILL NOT be able to walk away and try to say you were right. you have nothing.
carol

Orlando, FL

#814744 Dec 1, 2012
GhostofRaygun wrote:
<quoted text>Great post other than NONE of it is true.
.
Barack Obama has lowest spending record of any recent president at 1.4% increase.
.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
If this is even true, it's because Congress rejected his initial budget involving massive spending - including Democrats!

He just sent the same plan again this year.

You need to wake up.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#814745 Dec 1, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Your website isn't talking about the body count in mass graves.
Read this:
http://worldnews.about.com/od/iraq/qt/massgra...
Pretty gruesome stories.
Then read this:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/373836...
"Skeletons of unborn babies and toddlers clutching toys are being unearthed."
Now read this:
http://www.npr.org/2011/04/20/135570128/grave...
"Mass grave holds remains of more than 800 people killed during the rule of Saddam Hussein...it's believed the country has hundreds of mass graves from the Saddam era."
Finally this:
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/15/internation...
"Several mass graves in southern Iraq contain the bodies of people killed by Saddam Hussein's government including one estimated to hold 5,000 bodies, Iraqi officials say."
...you do not see the big picture.
Why do you continually fight yesterday's battles??

I
t is clear that the Iraq War was a complete debaclefor the USA, on any level you choose to look.

Bush lied in his State of the Union speech, using threats of yellowcake that the Brits had already determined was false intel. He loistened to Chalabi, who proved to have lied about everything and was eager to convince the US to invade Iraq for his own political ends.

Yet you continually attempt to justify a war that is viewed as a tremendous mistake by most Americans, led by a Preident who is ranked the least popular of our ex-Presidents.

Before you deny this, tell me how much time Bush spent campaigning for Republiclown candidates.

Answer is zero!!

Even within the Republiclown Party, Bush is a pariah.

Yet you stupidly continue his defense.

This is as stupid a your whining about smoking restrictions. You voice a full throated defense of smokers, then claim you quit years ago!!

What a liar you are!! Don't know of any ex-smokers who lobby for the rights of smokers to share their poisonous exhalations with non-smokers.

Then, you go on to claim that second hand smoke is not dangerous to non-smokers. You're certifiable!!

That's how you deal with your guilt for polluting your home with smoke, damaging the health of your family.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#814746 Dec 1, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope, they disappeared after the election, just like you. I thought you moved into Shady Pines. Ghost gone too.
Yes, they're done counting in Florida; Florida now a blue state!
Allen West finally conceded. And I happily have Lois Frankel as the congresswoman in my district. All is well in the world.
Balmy weather in in sunny Florida, it's just perfect.
Ghost (Debil) is still here, spewing his usual draft-dodging crap.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#814747 Dec 1, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
It would seem, "daughter", you will believe anything.
An unclassified chart by the CIA that describes a total of 40 briefings for lawmakers over a period of several years proved Pelosi's name appeared once as having attended a session on Sept. 4, 2002, when she was the senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.
The notation says the briefing was on "enhanced interrogation techniques on Abu Zubaydah...and a description of the particular EITs that had been employed."
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2009/05/...
Everyone - including ABC News - knows she lied about being "lied to".
Everyone but you and the easily fooled.
lol! Son, when you limit your options, then you limit your news. That's too bad!

http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/s...

"... SPIEGEL: There are more than a few critics in Washington who claim that the Germans, because of Curveball, bear a large part of the repsonsibility for the intelligence mess.

Drumheller: There was no effort by the Germans to influence anybody from the beginning. Very senior officials in the BND expressed their doubts, that there may be problems with this guy. They were very professional. I know that there are people at the CIA who think the Germans could have set stronger caveats. But nobody says: "Here's a great intel report, but we don't believe it." There were also questions inside the CIA's analytical section, but as it went forward, this information was seized without caveats. The administration wanted to make the case for war with Iraq. They needed a tangible thing, they needed the German stuff. They couldn't go to war based just on the fact that they wanted to change the Middle East. They needed to have something threatening to which they were reacting.

SPIEGEL: The German government was convinced that "Curveball" would not be used in the now famous presentation that then US Secretary of State Colin Powell gave in 2003 before the United Nations Security Council.

Drumheller: I had assured my German friends that it wouldn't be in the speech. I really thought that I had put it to bed. I had warned the CIA deputy John McLaughlin that this case could be fabricated. The night before the speech, then CIA director George Tenet called me at home. I said: "Hey Boss, be careful with that German report. It's supposed to be taken out. There are a lot of problems with that." He said: "Yeah, yeah. Right. Dont worry about that."

SPIEGEL: But it turned out to be the centerpiece in Powell’s presentation -- and nobody had told him about the doubts.

Drumheller: I turned on the TV in my office, and there it was. So the first thing I thought, having worked in the government all my life, was that we probably gave Powell the wrong speech. We checked our files and found out that they had just ignored it...."

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#814748 Dec 1, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Everyone is aware that all of these posts come from two individuals, namely the Chicago ghetto slime and the draft dodger from Moreno Valley. And even those two may be the same.
Funny to see Nobraina, in his new sockpuppet outfit, claim that others have stolen his methodology.

Still too ashamed to use your old PA locations and names, like LOL and Nobraina??
carol

Orlando, FL

#814749 Dec 1, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
Poll: More Americans Blame Republicans For Fiscal Cliff Impasse
The public, by and large, sees Republicans as obstructionist.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/...
even the folks at Breitbart are having to deal with the reality.
That's the plan, isn't it? Present a laughable solution to fix this mess - again - and then blame Republicans.

It's like Obama is playing some cat and mouse game with the economy and our future out of political vengeance.

He won't even sit down with republicans.

Wake up.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#814750 Dec 1, 2012
Grampy wrote:
USA Debt increases for the three weeks in November following election days:
2009:+38 billion
2010:+73 billion
2011:+62 billion
2012:+103 billion
45 billion more in 2012 than the previous 3 year average? Obama buying the election with our money?
Note: Bush's re-election in 2004 was only 18 billion more than the three previous year's average.
More whining from a sore loser!!

I'm lovin' it!!
carol

Orlando, FL

#814752 Dec 1, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Without the fiscal cliff, there will be no spending cuts and the deficit will balloon.
New York wants $42 billion for storm relief, all completely unfunded.
Spending cuts? What spending cuts? Obama keeps talking about his "balanced approach" which include spending cuts. No one seems to know what he's talking about.
Yeah

Mililani, HI

#814753 Dec 1, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
That's the plan, isn't it? Present a laughable solution to fix this mess - again - and then blame Republicans.
It's like Obama is playing some cat and mouse game with the economy and our future out of political vengeance.
He won't even sit down with republicans.
Wake up.
lol! Cons are just giving America the con job son. Non cons are already up.
carol

Orlando, FL

#814754 Dec 1, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Then find me the declaration of war for iraq you claim exists for the iraqi invasion son! Find me the Congressional records you claim exist that support and show the passage of such a declaration.
We can talk about the dow's you brought up for Korea and Vietnam later.
I'd just like to see you accomplish the small stuff first since you already have problems with facts, chica!
The Iraq War Resolution (formally the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002, Pub.L. 107-243, 116 Stat. 1498, enacted October 16, 2002, H.J.Res. 114) is a joint resolution passed by the United States Congress in October 2002 as Public Law No: 107-243, authorizing the Iraq War.

http://uspolitics.about.com/od/wariniraq/a/jt...

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