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
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#818517 Dec 8, 2012
Bill Kristol, for once, is right. The Bush tax cuts for the rich have to go.

The election is barely over, but true to form, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner have already bungled the next one. Their line in the sand is exactly the wrong way to recast the GOP’s appeal to minorities, women, and working-class whites.

Look at the data. Exit polls showed that voters largely agreed that Romney was a “strong leader” and “had a vision for the future.” But as AEI’s Henry Olsen notes,“Romney lost because he lost among those who chose the remaining characteristic – by 63 points, 81-18. That characteristic? Cares about people like me.”(The exit polls do not include the nine million white voters who showed their opinion by not voting at all.)

Having lost two national elections in which the Bush tax cuts were at issue, the GOP Congressional leadership now seems determined to dig the ditch deeper.

C.S. Lewis begins his classic Mere Christianity by listing phrases we’ve all heard or said:“How’d you like it if someone did the same to you”–“That’s my seat, I was here first”–“Leave him alone, he isn’t doing you any harm”–“Why should you shove in first.” He notes that a child’s first introduction to immorality is when someone cuts in front of him in the school lunch line. The response is instinctual:“That’s not fair.” All moral codes, Lewis says, begin with that one reaction:“That’s not fair.”

The Republican Party can appeal to “Judeo-Christian values” as long as the sun shines and their voices hold out. But they’ve abandoned the most basic moral value of all: fairness. America is supposed to be the land of opportunity. But tell that to minorities, to single women, to working-class whites. Even 44 percent of voters who earn over $200,000 a year voted for Obama, the candidate who promised to raise their taxes.

We all know that eliminating the Bush tax cuts on the wealthy will not make much of a difference in the deficit ($42 billion a year, by most estimates). But anybody who preaches on that point will find himself talking to an empty auditorium. And if raising taxes on the rich is redistributionist socialism, someone should should have told Eisenhower, Nixon, and Reagan, whose rates on the rich were 91, 70, and 50 percent.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/the-re...

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#818519 Dec 8, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
You could have summarized that entire cut and past and ensuring rant by just saying Republicans are pro business.
And less government.
Again you prove your ignorance.

The entire post was not about pro or anti business. DUH

It dealt with the failure of supply side economics and your denial to accept it.

And you wonder why you lost the election??

It's proof that most Americans are far brighter than any Teabagger.

As proven by you, Nobraina (currently appearing as John Galt), and the nitwit from KY. Teabaggers all.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#818520 Dec 8, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
The Republican Party?
You trying to steal anyone's jello-duhmbo?

SHAME on you!

Dem dems need ta get busy--FIXING that rotten apple barrel cart before the broke back mules of robbinghoodieTIC billage of FLYPAPER buzzardry--and learn what a NATIONAL BUDGET is again!

SHAME on them--pickpocketing the unsuspecting WORKING class--the ones still with jobs anyway--and even worse--wanting double DEBT those who are unemployed!! For SHAME!
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#818521 Dec 8, 2012
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Where are you privy to that information? You have a vivid imagination....
Common knowledge__Cindy McCain is one of the wealthiest women in the US, let google be your friend, start with Hensley and Company.

Why wouldn't she be a moderate (R) or even a (D) without John boy__he was never a conservative until he had to be to get reelected.

Teresa Hienz went from wife of one of the most conservative US Senators to the wife of thee most liberal__catch a fkn clue pal.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#818522 Dec 8, 2012
Leviathan on the Right: How Big-Government Conservatism Brought Down the Republican Revolution

http://www.cato.org/store/books/leviathan-rig...
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#818523 Dec 8, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
<quoted text>
Tea Party handed President Obama and Democratic party victory in 2012.
Carol, keep posting to help the Democrats :-)
okay...goooDUH....now, let's try a little foot by foot hoopoluh jumping...but yew have to strrrrrretccccccccccccchhhh it through the middle lol
carol

Orlando, FL

#818524 Dec 8, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Sure it was Carol, you just paying attention.
Allen Dulles/J Edgar Hoover were a foul combo__not politicians but appointed__still devious and powerful.
Huey Long, Joe McCarthy__Carol we could fill up 10 topix pages and never scratch the surface regarding the crooked, nasty pieces of chit who have "run this nation, it's states and cities" since the ink was still wet on the Constitution.
I never said politics wasn't a dirty business. I said it was never the kind of outright hatred towards fellow Americans that it is now.

Try and keep up...oh wise one.
Lincoln Duncan

United States

#818525 Dec 8, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
You could have summarized that entire cut and past and ensuring rant by just saying Republicans are pro business.
And less government.
Except in practice where Republicans present the country with the depression of 2008 which was not good for business.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#818526 Dec 8, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
At least Bush asked Congress for permission.
Obama asks the UN.
Bush asked the UN. DUH

You really don't know anything, do you??

"Bush asks UN for help in Iraq

Resolution is defeat for hawks in White House

The Bush administration suffered a humiliating diplomatic climbdown over Iraq yesterday as it presented a draft resolution to the UN, asking for military and financial help to rescue it from the ballooning human, financial and political costs of the occupation.
The draft resolution calls for a security council mandate for a multinational military force, under a unified command and with American commanders ultimately in charge.

The draft will also invite the Iraqi governing council to set out its own timetable for elections which will be administered by the US, and a return to sovereignty.

The Americans hope a UN mandate will pave the way for other states, such as Pakistan, India and Turkey, to contribute troops on the ground to assist with the deteriorating security situation.

"Certainly, the United States will continue to play a dominant role," the secretary of state, Colin Powell, said. "But a dominant role does not mean the only role."

With the Bush administration having sidestepped the UN in order to go to war, the move marks a defeat for the White House, where defence department hawks had dismissed the UN as irrelevant. But the move will nonetheless come under stern criticism from the French, Germans and security council members who have argued that if the international community is going to share the burdens of occupation, it must share the decision-making.

Diplomats expect France to exact a heavy price for agreeing to the resolution. A vote is not expected for several weeks.

"The authority in Iraq should be the UN, as opposed to the occupying powers," said Mexico's UN ambassador, Adolfo Aguilar Zinser, a security council member.

The UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, has made it clear that he does not want UN blue helmets to be deployed in Iraq."

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Apparently FAUX has not been telling you the truth, Lorac!!
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#818527 Dec 8, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Where do you get the crazy idea that Syria's WMD's came from Iraq??
Must be FAUX, because it's a lie.
So once again, Carol promotes lies wshe knows are lies.
Let's see your proof, Carol. You continue with the lie that Syria has Iraq's WMD's.
Where's your proof??
Remember, even Bush and Cheney admitted there were not WMD's in Iraq when we invaded. Remember??
You calling your hero a liar??
Put up or shut up.
Okay--ever heard of the tunnels of Iraq?

Look it up sometime--great system for moving WMD and such.

But the guns and ammo used in the Libya conflict--that'll be another story.

(SEE: boats into syrian ports-Sept 2012)
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#818528 Dec 8, 2012
Lincoln Duncan wrote:
<quoted text>
GOP and Rape seems still an issue.
Sad to see the GOP having problems, really we all are...
Despite publicly disavowing candidate Todd Akin after his “legitimate rape” remark, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) quietly sent $760,000 to Missouri in a last-ditch attempt to aid Akin’s unsuccessful bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.
Whatta another political waste of money.:-)
carol

Orlando, FL

#818529 Dec 8, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Again you prove your ignorance.
The entire post was not about pro or anti business. DUH
It dealt with the failure of supply side economics and your denial to accept it.
And you wonder why you lost the election??
It's proof that most Americans are far brighter than any Teabagger.
As proven by you, Nobraina (currently appearing as John Galt), and the nitwit from KY. Teabaggers all.
Well, let's wait and see if Obama's tax and spend plan works any better.

Then you can criticize the better approach and compare the two.

It's too early now.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#818530 Dec 8, 2012
What’s up Washington Post rushes to pay 2013 dividends to avoid higher Taxes!! Liberals I thought higher taxes was about Fairness/ compassion…Oops that right, I forgot the Liberal Motto “Do As I Say, Not As I Do”
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#818531 Dec 8, 2012
shinningelectr0n wrote:
<quoted text>
She wasn't a prostitute so what's your point?
Urban education, eh?
Try remedial at your local library.
If you don't get mugged on your way over...
Don't tell him that--he'll be in there slobbering stolen jello all over tax payer computers then!
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#818532 Dec 8, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Common knowledge__Cindy McCain is one of the wealthiest women in the US, let google be your friend, start with Hensley and Company.
Why wouldn't she be a moderate (R) or even a (D) without John boy__he was never a conservative until he had to be to get reelected.
Teresa Hienz went from wife of one of the most conservative US Senators to the wife of thee most liberal__catch a fkn clue pal.
She likes sailing better than ketchup bottle squeezing?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#818533 Dec 8, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Sometimes you just gotta be reduced to ashes before you can fly again. Like the Phoenix.
It's never going to end if the American people don't snap out of this self-induced coma and being brainwashed by The Team Obama Cheerleaders. We all might have to suffer for that to happen.
Hopefully, we will come back even stronger when we finally regain some semblence of sanity and common sense.
Or go down trying.
The phoenix is from Greek mthology. It's a myth.

Much like the Tea Party is a myth.

There aren't enough old white people for you to make a comeback. You will be marginalized more and more as the years pass.

With your smoking and dibaetes and cholesterol problems, you likely won't have that many years to worry about it.

Get used to it.

The Supremes will soon declare Gay Marriage Constitutional!! The latest hit for you hateful losers to whine about.

This will really ruin it for you religious nitwits!!

I'm lovin' it!!
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#818534 Dec 8, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, let's wait and see if Obama's tax and spend plan works any better.
Then you can criticize the better approach and compare the two.
It's too early now.
Was that nutcasefreak obsessing and sqaure box lumping, waving the pitchfork and torchlight, while some us of us weren't even around to defend ourselves--- AGAIN??

Freaks, tell ya, ought not be allowed to roam this earth freely.
carol

Orlando, FL

#818535 Dec 8, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Where do you get the crazy idea that Syria's WMD's came from Iraq??
Must be FAUX, because it's a lie.
So once again, Carol promotes lies wshe knows are lies.
Let's see your proof, Carol. You continue with the lie that Syria has Iraq's WMD's.
Where's your proof??
Remember, even Bush and Cheney admitted there were not WMD's in Iraq when we invaded. Remember??
You calling your hero a liar??
Put up or shut up.
From a former Iraqi military officer, Gen. George Sadas, in these two interviews.



http://www.youtube.com/watch...

He was Saddam's #2 advisor in the Iraqi Air Force who also supported his removal from power.

You can take his word or not. Doesn't change the fact that if anyone should know, he would.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#818536 Dec 8, 2012
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
The phoenix is from Greek mthology. It's a myth.
Much like the Tea Party is a myth.
There aren't enough old white people for you to make a comeback. You will be marginalized more and more as the years pass.
With your smoking and dibaetes and cholesterol problems, you likely won't have that many years to worry about it.
Get used to it.
The Supremes will soon declare Gay Marriage Constitutional!! The latest hit for you hateful losers to whine about.
This will really ruin it for you religious nitwits!!
I'm lovin' it!!
No, the TEA Party is REAL.

Would you like to see their webpage links?

You poor lil ignotoad.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#818537 Dec 8, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, let's wait and see if Obama's tax and spend plan works any better.
Then you can criticize the better approach and compare the two.
It's too early now.
and ps Carol: you might need to explain the word "figuratively" to SOME that post on here!!

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