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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Good Morning Carol...
Peace
Another glorious day in sunny Florida, so lucky to live here!

Watched The Land of Blood and Honey,(about Bosnian war) Netflix. Brutal, did you see it?
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Barack Hussein Obama II (born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current two-term President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office.

He was re-elected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney. He is the first Democrat since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win two presidential elections with a majority of the popular vote.
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Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Tucker Carlson? Oh please
yeah, but you have to love it when his sort happens to bump into the truth.
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shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Sure sounds a lot like "They organize and oversee the recovery effort".
How stupid can you get? Trying for a record?
Sounds like FEMA is doing a good job of turning middle-class homeowners into welfare residents of homeless shelters.

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In the name of "balance," Oblamer asked Congress to pass a bill with tax increases but no spending cuts. Then he claimed that doing so would make it "a whole lot easier" to deal with deficit reduction later.
Another brilliant Oblamer idea.
maybe you should stop listening to Faux news or stop lying. President Obama's offer included $400 billion in cuts to entitlement programs

"WASHINGTON -- Republicans in Congress reacted angrily to an Obama administration proposal delivered Thursday by Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner that offered to avert the fiscal cliff by raising $1.6 trillion in new taxes, in exchange for some $400 billion in cuts to entitlement programs to be negotiated next year.

But the proposal wasn't new. The offer that has Republicans furious was presented to them earlier this month by President Barack Obama at the White House, according to a well-placed Democratic source, and confirmed by two GOP sources involved in the talks. "

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/30/obam...

let's try and stick to the facts, k?
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You did not jump when Mitt lost.
Fox said Mitt would win.
Now you are giving us more Fox?
Four weeks since the election and Obama has done.....nothing.
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Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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It used to be after noon , now it's changed
Florida liquor sales hours represent lily's only area of expertise.
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This goes out to my favorite stalker.

Recorded right here on topix.
Hit it, BOYS!!!

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It seems the Republicans have run out of squishy moderates to purge. Now they’re starting to run conservatives out of town for being insufficiently doctrinaire.

Exhibit A: The defenestration of Tom Cole.

Cole, a deeply conservative congressman from deeply Republican Oklahoma, is not to be confused with a RINO: Republican in name only. But when the lawmaker, who has been part of House GOP leadership, floated a perfectly sensible notion this week — that Republicans should accept President Obama’s offer to extend tax cuts for the 98 percent of Americans who earn less than $250,000 a year — he was treated as if he had been caught reading Marx in the Republican cloakroom.

“I think he’s wrong, and I think most of the conference thinks that he’s wrong,” declared rookie Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho). Cole, he said, is “a man who has voted for a lot of the increased spending in Washington, D.C., and that’s the problem. We have a lot of Republicans who are, you know, catching their hair on fire right now, but they’re the ones who were here for 10 or 20 years causing all the problems that we’re now facing.”

Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) called Cole’s position “absurd.” House Speaker John Boehner went before the cameras to deliver Cole a rare public rebuke.

Cole, who enjoys a lifetime rating of 92 percent from the American Conservative Union as he enters his sixth term, isn’t worried about a putsch.“I think I’m going to be hard to sell as a dangerous liberal,” he told me with a chuckle. The outrage, he said,“surprised me a little bit, because I think the politics of this are blindingly clear.”

Cole is correct, for two reasons. On a practical level, his plan calls Obama’s bluff: Because raising taxes on the top 2 percent of earners won’t bring in nearly enough tax revenue to fix the budget problem, Obama would likely be forced to come up with some serious entitlement-program cuts as part of a larger tax-and-spending deal.

But Cole is right for a larger reason: The Republicans’ negotiating position is morally indefensible. They are holding 98 percent of Americans hostage by refusing to spare them a tax hike unless the wealthiest 2 percent are included.

“Some people seem to think this is leverage. I think that’s wrong,” Cole said.“You don’t consider people’s lives as leverage. I live in a blue-collar neighborhood. I’ve got a retired master sergeant as my next-door neighbor, police officer across the street. These are working folks, they’re great people, and the idea that I would ever use them as leverage is just wrong.”

In defying the party purists, Cole is taking a novel approach: doing what his constituents want him to do. His staff reports that calls and e-mails to his Washington office are running 70 percent favorable, and calls to his south-central Oklahoma offices are 90 percent positive.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-m...
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Four weeks since the election and Obama has done.....nothing.
thast not true, racist hillbilly azzhole.
he's made every single one of you tea baggers choke on his co ck..

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Barack Hussein Obama Inauguration Day January 20th, 2013.
Public ceremony January 21st.
Justice Roberts, practice your lines.
hahahahahahahahaha
But who's gonna pay Justice Roberts? We're broke!

Maybe the Jerk-In-Chief can talk Jerry Wright into doing it for free.

It would be quite fitting for the Boy Messiah to show up in only his underwear with Moochelle wearing a $2 barrel around her fat azz.

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You apparently don't know hate when you see it. Read a few of the posts on your side of the fence.
It's not my fault Obama acts like he was crowned king of the progressives instead of the leader of all the people.
Neither am I the only one perplexed by his 2008 budget that was rejected by Democrats in 2008 and that he recycled again in 2012.
Hey! At least the Jerk-In-Chief is consistent!

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so what do conservatives nowadays say about those who complain about so called racism?
they call them racists.
Calling a racist a racist is logical....but I wouldn't expect you to understand that, sonicfiller.
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Calling a racist a racist is logical....but I wouldn't expect you to understand that, sonicfiller.
lol

i like that. filler. some of my music critics would dig it.

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carol wrote:
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He presented another laughable budget and expects the GOP to cave so he can blame them again if they don't.
Wake up. Obama is playing the worst kind of politics - the narcissistic/in-your-face kind.
The GOP are more than willing to compromise. Obama is just no where to be found.
Some people fight for their country's best interest while others fight for their party and their personal power. The Boy Messiah is the latter. John Boehner is the former.

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The Democrats rejected the same friggin' budget in 2008! Not one Democrat vote in the Senate supported it!
Are you always this thick-headed??
Can I answer that question? Please? Please? Please?

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Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! So... the people who voted for Romney is because he's white?
Wow.
And here I thought they voted for Obama because he's Christian and this is a Christian country... well, at least that's what the cons were saying!
They're such a mixed up bunch!
Gee Whiz Yeahoo, you now quote what Conservatives say? Well Chicken Little, we'll let the debt hit you on the head.. This guy can't hold a household budget together and now it shows.

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<quoted text>That the best you have, Yeahoo? You better start paying, you're proximity to Red China is closer than mine. Whose Administration added more to the debt than any of the previous Administrations? Why that would be the Barack Hussein Obama Administration?? Even Terrible Timmy Geithner couldn't stop these spend thrifts? He's on Fox right now, making excuses?? He even lies with a straight face??
Remember now, little Timmy Geithner was the one who 'forgot' to file his income taxes and Congress forced him to do it during his nomination hearings.

Now he's the Boy Messiah's point man on the Fiscal Cliff?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HA

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We've known this was coming for a year. We know Republicans never budged off their demand for tax cuts for the wealthy. I mean, after all, f*ck the country, their Norquist pledge is more important.
If you don't pull your head out from the sand soon, you'll get your butt run over, Dood.
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Karl Rove says that divisiveness within the Republican Party is to blame for Republicans' failure to retake the Senate and the presidency, despite millions of dollars in outside spending.

The GOP needs to quell its infighting, he told an audience Wednesday at the Kansas Livestock Association's 100th convention in Wichita. The problem with the Republican Party isn't social issues, he said, but "an unwillingness to acknowledge differences."

"I'd rather have somebody who agrees with me most of the time than to send somebody there who's going to vote against my values and my views and do the wrong thing most of the time," he said.

Rove has spent much of his time since the election defending the performance of his Crossroads organizations, which spent more than $300 million supporting Republican candidates, with few successful results. Some of his top donors are reportedly fuming.

The Republican political operative also sounded unhappy with the experience, although he placed much of the blame on warring candidates.

"I was involved in a group called American Crossroads. It's the worst volunteer job I've had in my life," Rove said. "I was in charge of raising money. We raised $324 million. And I got sick and tired of spending money in races where the moderates and the conservatives had gone at each other and made victory impossible."

He called for Republicans to show more forbearance, saying, "It's got to be something that people are willing to say,'Fine, I'm looking at politics with a longer frame. You and I may not agree on everything but we agree more often than not, and I'm going to live to fight another day.'"

After a pause, he added, "Easier said than done."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/30/karl...

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