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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Does the GOP need a religious retreat?

""It's no surprise that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio took heat for an interview he gave to GQ magazine this month: Departing from scientific consensus, the rising Republican star refused to state whether the Earth is billions of years old or a few thousand, as many fundamentalist Christians believe.

What no one expected was the rebuke from televangelist and longtime Christian conservative leader Pat Robertson, dismissing theories of a "young Earth."

"If you fight science, you are going to lose your children," Robertson said last week during an appearance on the Christian Broadcast Network, the television empire he founded three decades ago.

Robertson wasn't directly speaking to Rubio, but the senator and others in his party might heed the advice. Viewed by many voters as anti-science and too conservative on social issues such as gay marriage, the Republican Party is in danger of losing young and less religious voters for years to come.

In a post-election breakdown by the Public Religion Research Institute, the Obama religious coalition mirrors the demographics of 18-29 year olds, whereas Romney's mirrors those of voters aged 65 and up.

On Nov. 6, as President Barack Obama won a narrow but clear victory over Mitt Romney, voters in four states expressed support for gay marriage. Anti-abortion candidates lost in several states, including Senate contenders Todd Akin of Missouri and Richard Mourdock of Indiana, both of whom stirred outrage from their remarks on rape.

Many experts believe these developments point in part to a decisive shift in the religious makeup of the country, one that could make or break a GOP comeback.

"The way Republicans speak is turning off the youngest, fastest growing groups in the country—Latinos and significantly, the unchurched, those with no religious affiliation," said Mark Rozell, a public policy professor at George Mason University who studies religion and politics. "To them, the Republicans are proselytizing."

Since the 1980s, organizations like Focus on the Family, the Moral Majority and the Christian Coalition cemented religious conservatives as visible and potent force in the Republican coalition and enforced discipline on social issues such as abortion and gay rights. But now, the religious landscape is changing beneath their feet.

Studies suggest the number of unchurched has doubled in the past two decades and shot up by 25 percent in the last four years. The shift has taken place across the country and across economic classes, most notably among the young; one fifth of adults and one third of Americans under thirty now declare themselves religiously unaffiliated.

The new and expanding group of unchurched voters overwhelmingly support same sex-marriage and legal abortion, and so they gravitate toward the Democratic Party.

"It's clearly a concern—we have a lot of work to do," said Gary Marx, executive director of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, which worked to boost turnout among Catholics and evangelical voters.

The group, founded by conservative Christian activist Ralph Reed, helped deliver more religious voters to the polls this year than in 2008, but such efforts couldn't deliver a Romney victory.

In a press release following the election, Reed acknowledged that minorities and the young—and therefore, he might have added, the unchurched—made the difference for Obama.""

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Pretty sad when Pat Robertson sees the stupidity in the Republiclown's embrace of silly things like 'Creationism', but Republiclown leaders think it's a good idea to deny science with 'make believe' nonsense.

Oh yeah, God left all those dinosaur bones around to test your faith!!

ROFLMAO at nitwit ignorance
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Realtime wrote:
November was the best month for auto sales in the US since January 2008. The Detroit three all showed increases with Chrysler leading the way with a 14% gain over last year. The Asians also showed gains with Honda sales improving a whopping 38% over last November.
Obviously Obama's reelection bolstered consumer confidence.
Hurricane Sandy also had something to do with car sales in November.
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Orangelion wrote:
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Contraceptives are only increasing teen sex, and decreasing our population.
States with ‘abstinence-only’ sex ed programs rank highest in teen pregnancies

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/04/11/states-...

Step away from the right wing blogs/FOX.

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PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>Post from Aphelion #815591;
"More losers clamboring for that which they did not have the intellect or the motivation to achieve themselves."
You're too ignorant to know how to spell "clamoring".
Mister Kettle, Mister Pot on line one.
Internet protocol: Do not accuse other of misspellings. Many word processors will spell check and change the intended word desired or will ignore its spelling. It is not appropriate to criticize the spelling on any electronic communication.

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Orangelion wrote:
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Contraceptives are only increasing teen sex, and decreasing our population.
Gunner's back!! Too big a coward to come back as himself,he's hiding behind a sockpuppet.

There was nothing in the post you responded to about teens and contraceptives. It concerned the belief that most Americans hold that access to Birth Control is part of any standard health care plan.

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<quoted text>No stupid, they keep them in offshore accounts in the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and Switzerland.
www.thenation.com/blog/168711/whats-romneys-o...
What cave have you been living in?
So what?

I keep my purchased over seas home on the Philippines cause it is cheap and hard to bring that house to the United States to be taxed, DUH!!!

I do with my money ANYTHING I please and you get no access to it!!!

I work for my money and hide it wherever I feel like it and no liberal can get to it!!!
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carol wrote:
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Your analysis of Greece and social democracy was right on the mark.
However, your figure about the cost Medicare Part D was off the charts. The CBO estimated the cost at $724 billion. A far cry from $7 trillion.
Obamacare will cost $1.7 trillion. A far cry from $724 billion.
Obama increased the deficit by $6 trillion under his watch which exceeded Bush's entire 8 years.
The numbers always stack up against Obama far more than Bush. As much as some would like to believe otherwise.
Americans voted against using numbers as a measuring stick. Otherwise, the dismal 'recovery' happening in spite of Obama and high unemployment would have mattered when they voted. But they were more into style than substance.

It is sad for America, because Obama won the election because and ONLY because culture trumps politics. And our culture is in the decline because of the progressive agenda promoted by the main stream media and the entertainment industry.

The November election was just a battle, the transformation of America is a war and one that is killing the two parent family, patriotism, individual rights INCLUDING freedom of speech and personal responsibility. In its place, those with a work ethic and who love God & country are diminished and ridiculed.

You see evidence of that on a daily basis here on Topix with sexual content and filthy language used to debate logic and presented as though the posters are enlightened and sophisticated. When you know that they are clueless and classless.

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Obama is still failing us.

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Aphelion wrote:
<quoted text>Spoken like a person who knows nothing of investments let alone has any.
Liberals live off the government that is all they know.

I bet he knows how to apply for any government benefit!!!

But can not fix a computer, write a line of programming code, balance a spreadsheet, balance a chemical equation, etc,.
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Obamacare does so much more, Carol. You are saying how much cheaper your trailer is compared to my 4 bedroom home.
The majority of that Part D cost is added to the deficit. The Obamacare costs are not.
Shazaam!

Obamacare is magic, covering tens of millions of people with free medical care and saving money at the same time.

Wow!

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Your analysis of Greece and social democracy was right on the mark.
However, your figure about the cost Medicare Part D was off the charts. The CBO estimated the cost at $724 billion. A far cry from $7 trillion.
Obamacare will cost $1.7 trillion. A far cry from $724 billion.
Obama increased the deficit by $6 trillion under his watch which exceeded Bush's entire 8 years.
The numbers always stack up against Obama far more than Bush. As much as some would like to believe otherwise.
You fail to mention that Bush's Medicare Drug Plan was a giant gift to drug companies.

He failed to allow the Gov't to negotiate prices paid for drugs, making the programfar more expensive than it needed to be.

Who negotiates for drkug prices?? The VA and Medicaid programs. Both proven to have saved taxpayers Billions by negotiating for the best price.

Once again, Dubya gave a giant gift to his wealthy sponsors.

You really don't get it, do you?? After all these years, you still don't get it!!

None are so blind as those who will not see. That be you, Lorac!!

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Orangelion wrote:
Obama invests in tax, first the poor, now the rich. He is trying to cutback again on the poor, so he can increase the riches money, so after that, he can go back to the poor again with the excuse that the rich wasn't enough, so it doesn't look like he is just scrounging for tax. He also supports the PBS, which allows unmonitered material on television and onto our children, as well as having biased news articles unchecked. He is allowing the DREAM act bill, which allows illegal immigrant children to progress and take peoples jobs and damage america. He also allows murderous abortion, as well as condoms which is decreasing our population, as well as encouraging more teens to have sex and increasing teen pregnancy. He is also allowing gay marriage, which will turn children into sexual deviants and gay converts, as well as destroy the american family.
More American abortions more Muslims take over!!!

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And you believe that Zimmerman killed Trayvon just because he is black!!!
And Obama did not closer oil production in the gulf nor killed the oil pipeline from Canada and he has nothing to do with the high price of gas!!!
See? You think you are smart but you are a liberal instead!!
High gas prices hurts companies bottoms line, less hiring, more expenses, nothing in return because of Obama's policies against oil!!!
Solar panels and expensive efficiency windows can not make up for Obama's incompetent policies that bring the price of oil high!!!
During Bush there were liberal media interviewing the pain of paying $2.00 a gallon at a gas station. Where are they now at $4.00 a gallon?
Nowhere thereby confirming that we conservatives are right because the liberals are hypocrites!!
Gas was $4.00 a gallon in 2008. And so.....

Video: Fox News Defends President Over High Gas Prices

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/video-fox-news-def...
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Most Americans say that employers -- even religious ones -- should provide birth control coverage to their employees, according to a survey released on Monday (Dec. 3).
The poll by LifeWay Research also showed that almost two-thirds of Americans (63 percent) believe businesses should be required to provide the coverage for free, even if contraception conflicts with the owner's religious ethics.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/03/most...
It's been an extremely bad year for right wing talking points.
Can you explain why birth control should be different from any other medical service in that it should be provided free?

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<quoted text>One thing I still don't understand from all you anti-tax Repubs is that for 10 years now the tax rates on everyone has been the lowest in US history. 10 YEARS!!!!!! To hear you all it sounds like we are back in the Reagan years when the highest tax rate was 50%.
You really think that taxing small business to 100% will stop Obama from giving money to his friend for his own reelection!!!!

You must be liberal!!!

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You blameyour ignorance on spell check programs??

Try again, nitwit.

Find me a spellchecker that can't spell 'clamoring'.

Your english as a second language is the problem here, filipino. Along with your low IQ.

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"Heard on Levin today"!!! Classic!
Keep quoting your fellow drunk randi rhodes, ya fckn lush.

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Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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The rain man will repeat this all fking day now, just like the Libya question. Why don't you call and ask her you retard
Hey beast, you're especially vile today. The ambulance chaser not come home again?
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Can you explain why birth control should be different from any other medical service in that it should be provided free?
Free?

Try it again without the programmed right wing talking points.

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The poor & Middle Class who live basically check to check pay tax on 100% of their income while the wealthy pay tax on only a portion of theirs.
Yep, typical right whiner, wanting to give the wealthy tax free income.
Quit making stupid sht up, putz.

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