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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Peggy Noonan: Why can't Obama just be nicer to Boehner and McConnell?

I promise, this is not The Onion, this is Peggy Noonan, and it's for real:

"You watch and wonder: Why does it always have to be cliffs with this president? Why is it always a high-stakes battle? Why doesn't he shrewdly re-enact Ronald Reagan, meeting, arguing and negotiating in good faith with Speaker Tip O'Neill, who respected very little of what the president stood for and yet, at the end of the day and with the country in mind, could shake hands and get it done? Why is there never a sense with Mr. Obama that he understands the other guys' real position?

It's not as if Mr. Boehner and the Republicans wouldn't deal. They've been weakened and they know it. A year ago they hoped winning the Senate and the presidency would break the stasis. They won neither. Mr. Obama not only was re-elected, it wasn't that close, it was a clean win. If the president was clear about anything throughout the campaign, it was that he wanted to raise taxes on those he calls the rich. So you might say that a majority of the American people just endorsed that move.

No one would know this better than Mr. Boehner, who has risen to where he is in part because he's good at seeing the lay of the land and admitting what's there."

First, hahahahahahahahaha!

Second, if she seriously wants to know why everything seems like a crisis, maybe should should ask George W. Bush, who left behind an economic crisis and two failed wars, or maybe she should ask Mitch McConnell, who started using the filibuster from day one to undermine the popular will, or maybe she should ask John Boehner who decided that threatening government shutdown and manufacturing a debt limit crisis was a good idea. And let's not forget: The only reason we're in the middle of yet another policy drama is that Republicans (a) decided to pass tax cuts that expire and (b) insisted during the debt limit fiasco on a massive automatic spending cut to kick in at the end of the year. And it's John Boehner and Mitch McConnell who are refusing to accept the verdict of the electorate on election day—a verdict that even Noonan recognizes is legitimate.

Of course, Peggy Noonan doesn't really want to know why everything always seems like a crisis. She just wants to create a rhetorical framework to make Republican behavior seem reasonable. The problem for her is that reality keeps on getting in the way.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/30/1166...
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John Galt wrote:
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Purchase of a new car is an economic decision based on cost of maintenance of one's existing car. Cost of car ownership is overwhelmingly driven by the capital cost of the car purchase. So, purchase of a new car is rarely justified unless one's existing car is unreliable.
Most decent automobiles are good for at least 150,000 to 200,000 miles, regardless of age.
Most people buy new cars to stoke their ego.
The people who manufacture goods don't give a damn where you buy them. In fact, the lower overhead of Walmart gives consumers more purchasing power, resulting in purchase of more goods.
I cannot imagine purchasing a new car just for an ego trip.

Sustainability, reliability and overall resulting in LESS expense-by all means.

Anything else--just plain-

Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeerddd dddddddddddddDUH.
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sonicfilter wrote:
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oh that's right, you're an atheist.
Not necessarily. Just mean that religion and politics do not mix and that the Bible can be interpreted however one chooses. In particular, implying that Jesus Christ was a liberal (or conservative) as you did is foolish.

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carol wrote:
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Look up Iraq Liberation Act of 1998.
Clinton wanted to oust Saddam and his regime BEFORE 9/11 as did every Democrat on Capital Hill. Albright, Kerry, Pelosi and Clinton - to name just a few - all said Saddam was a serious threat and had to go.
So why didn't they say that AFTER 9/11?
Because he was NOT responsible for 9/11. Not to put a fine point on it, but its the same as you having your handbag snatched by a black man and the first black man mug shot the police show you, you yell out, that's him!
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new yawk wrote:
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Gunner?
more sour grapes?
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carol wrote:
Obama said the U.S. is going to start sending weapons to the freedom fighters in Syria.
The New York Times reported that this has already been happening. Obama said it hasn't.
Why is the liberal talking points newspaper disputing their hero?
Maybe Obama is lying about other things?
That strategy in Libya resulted in the Benghazi debacle.

Obama is arming the Muslim Brotherhood everywhere. Meanwhile, the American left cheers because they hate Israel.
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An explosion erupted at a federal office building in an Arizona town on Friday morning.
The explosion occurred around 8:15 a.m. local time at the Social Security Administration building in Casa Grande, Ariz. Although there were multiple people in the building at the time, there were no reported injuries. The explosion was triggered by the detonation of a device, which was placed on the back door of the building.
AzFamily.com reports that federal authorities are now investigating the explosion.
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/e...
Casa Grande isn't large enough to have "office buildings", probably just a storefront.
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new yawk wrote:
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The election is over stop campaigning.
Obama is still campaigning, not governing.

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John Galt wrote:
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That strategy in Libya resulted in the Benghazi debacle.
Obama is arming the Muslim Brotherhood everywhere. Meanwhile, the American left cheers because they hate Israel.
You saw the UN vote, it was the US and Israel vs the rest of the world. Even the US closest allies abstained from voting. At some point in time, as most of Wall st has jewish influence and therefore by default call the shots in Washington especially when Republicans are in power. It might be time to wise up and start negotiations for peace on a equal footing. For a start if you are in the middle of peace talks you don't approve another 2000 homes to be built on disputed territory. It is time someone stood back and took their head out of the chaff bag.
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I cannot imagine purchasing a new car just for an ego trip.
Sustainability, reliability and overall resulting in LESS expense-by all means.
Anything else--just plain-
Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeerddd dddddddddddddDUH.
Why do people lease cars, a terrible economic decision? The only apparent reason is the desire for a new car every two or three years.

Homer wants everyone to purchase a new car to stimulate the economy.

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<quoted text>We are thinking about getting a hot tub, maybe I'll declare a pre-emptive war in it before it drowns me.
Homer expanding his carbon footprint. Good for you!

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John Galt wrote:
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That strategy in Libya resulted in the Benghazi debacle.
Obama is arming the Muslim Brotherhood everywhere. Meanwhile, the American left cheers because they hate Israel.


John Galt is full of sh*t.
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Because he was NOT responsible for 9/11. Not to put a fine point on it, but its the same as you having your handbag snatched by a black man and the first black man mug shot the police show you, you yell out, that's him!
Saddam Hussein's behavior raised the risk of another 9/11. He deliberately taunted the US, thinking that Bush was a weakling like Clinton (or Obama). Big mistake.

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Casa Grande isn't large enough to have "office buildings", probably just a storefront.
Casa Grande, AZ is where the Federal Government experimented with Communism.
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Didn't Jesus write the constitution
Go away, back to Chicago, you ignorant twerp.

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carol wrote:
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Brace yourself.
Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998.
The Act declared that it was the Policy of the United States to support "regime change."
The Act was passed 360-38 in the U.S. House of Representatives and by unanimous consent in the Senate. President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law on October 31, 1998.
The law's stated purpose was: "to establish a program to support a transition to democracy in Iraq."
Congress found: "It should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq and to promote the emergence of a democratic government to replace that regime."
On December 16, 1998, President Bill Clinton mandated Operation Desert Fox, a major four-day bombing campaign on Iraqi targets.
The Act was cited as a basis of support in the Congressional Authorization for use of Military Force Against Iraq in October 2002.
...that was before democrats became weasels.
I missed the part where the Act called to invade Iraq & get us stuck there for a decade costing hundreds of billions of dollars.
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You saw the UN vote, it was the US and Israel vs the rest of the world. Even the US closest allies abstained from voting. At some point in time, as most of Wall st has jewish influence and therefore by default call the shots in Washington especially when Republicans are in power. It might be time to wise up and start negotiations for peace on a equal footing. For a start if you are in the middle of peace talks you don't approve another 2000 homes to be built on disputed territory. It is time someone stood back and took their head out of the chaff bag.
The Palestinians are committed to the destruction of Israel, making serious negotiation impossible.

The United Nations is useless, as usual.

Meanwhile, Jew-haters like you populate the left.

Does it bother you that Obama is controlled by Jews like Geithner, Axelrod and Emmanuel, not to mention Goldman Sachs?
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First of all you are quite funny, it has been said many times that when an ignorant spook has nothing to say she goes right for the crotch. Next you bring what you and your brood mare mama know best into the conversation, welfare check, food stamps and medicare. I am sure that on the last one you meant to say medicade. Today, in your honor, I made sure to short change every spook I bought from. I will laugh all the way to the bank.
What's the matter, child? You had to have been exposed to adults, didn't they explain life to you? the reply For four whole years, insecure people have been torn all to pieces; because the poor have been recognized as IMPORTANT.

Significant, that's all anyone ever wants in life to be. Life wasn't constructed with a scale, the scale was added later, to measure meaningless crap. The misconception of the ability to Trust life. That has driven far better men to the brink of destruction than the majority of you. No one needs to act as if they're the bearer of Betrayal, that monster; which hides under beds, in closets and keeps little children from sleeping in their own beds.

The right to bear arms. It's there because the US was founded by traitors; it's no secret, they tell little children, early on in life. Patriots are Traitors, who doesn't understand this? Take a moment, watch Jeepers Creepers, Betrayal of what you perceive to be ordinary is always going to live again. I don't even understand how people aren't prepared, is there something built into you people that causes you to forget that betrayal is a reaction? How long it sleeps, no one knows but when it awakens to eat, it devours just enough.

The nice breathing sound you hear, while watching the movie, in your sleep, that's snoring....nothing is coming for you, it's already here. It's inside of you what you have always feared. It breathes; you can't starve it to death, kill it or stop it from living. All you can do is wait but you don't have to do that; because the next time, it might be your life that it wishes to take.

Now, breathe. I see you. A nice big ole Tasty Treat. s/n licks lips. You don't have to be hateful just because you can't prevent your soul from becoming my snack.
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ATLANTA (CBS Atlanta)- A Democratic representative is calling for an amendment to the United States Constitution that would allow for some legislative restriction of freedom of speech.

“We need a constitutional amendment that would allow the legislature to control the so-called free speech rights of corporations,” Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) was quoted as saying by CNS News.

He reportedly made these comments while speaking at the Annesbrooks HOA candidate Forum held last month.

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John Galt wrote:
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Saddam Hussein's behavior raised the risk of another 9/11. He deliberately taunted the US, thinking that Bush was a weakling like Clinton (or Obama). Big mistake.
The US & all its Allies would have been far better off doing specific targeted strikes on terrorists just the way Mossad operate. No fanfare, no warning just like Obama did with Bin Laden. That would have been far more effective than a full blown invasion. If you can learn anything from Israel they operate the best intel to serve their own interest. The US should have done the same it would have saved trillion$. The US now has the tech to do this with drones and the like which the Israel invented btw.

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