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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#829124 Dec 26, 2012
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<quoted text>It was about defense of the nation.
exactly and why foreign nations know that many US citizens are armed and would fight back to take on a foreign invasion force if needed.

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#829125 Dec 26, 2012
The sad truth is we will never know if Republicans could have turned this thing around.

Those who wanted an entitlement president got what they wanted. But at what price?

At this point, Boehner and the GOP MUST - absolutely MUST - let Obama own this cliff - lock, stock and barrel.

They are making Obama look like the hero in this bizarre melodrama we're watching unfold in total disbelief. He is now cutting his vacation short to come back and save the day.

Give the darn cliff to him. He's wants it but wants to blame them. Why don't they just give it to him? Let him own it and wear it like a tattoo on his forehead.

Give Obama the tax hikes, the recession, the exploding deficit - all of it - for friggin' cryin' out loud!

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#829126 Dec 26, 2012
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<quoted text>Technically, the House and particularly the cons are so divided and dis-functional, they clearly cannot come to any agreement.
Besides, can you tell me who really does control the purse strings?
Last I checked, it wasn't the president!
its no different than the Democrats on how they were split with the healthcare bill and the one part of the democrats became known as the Blue Dog Democrats.

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#829127 Dec 26, 2012
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<quoted text>Technically, the House and particularly the cons are so divided and dis-functional, they clearly cannot come to any agreement.
Besides, can you tell me who really does control the purse strings?
Last I checked, it wasn't the president!
What the frick does it matter if they come to an agreement or not or even if they come up with the best frikkin' plan and agreement known to man?

The Democrat Senate won't take it up for a vote. Even if they did, it wouldn't pass. Even if it did, Obama wouldn't sign it.

The Republicans are being played like a fiddle and are willingly becoming the scapegoats for the real culprits of this mess.

They need to get out of the way once and for all. It doesn't matter what they do - or do not do - at this point. They are only playing into a scheme designed by the democrats.

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#829128 Dec 26, 2012
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<quoted text>Don't worry. Come 2014, the House might shift further left if they continue to act like kids!
By 2014, we're going to be in such deep doo-doo, Superman couldn't even save the day.

I want to let the Democrats have this. All of it.

Republicans MUST wash their hands of this whole thing, kick the dust off their feet and walk away and wait for the crap to hit the fan. If we're going down, the blame needs to go where it squarely belongs.

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John Galt

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#829129 Dec 26, 2012
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Two republicans overstating their beliefs in the sanctity of life was unfortunate in the way they expressed it.
No. Akins and Mourdock made absurd statements lacking any factual basis because they were looking for excuses to justify opposing abortion under any circumstances, including rape.

They were factually incorrect, believing BS they heard in their holy roller churches, not just victims of poor expression.

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John Galt

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#829130 Dec 26, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>It was about defense of the nation.
Not was, but still is, from threats both external and internal.

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#829131 Dec 26, 2012
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What the frick does it matter if they come to an agreement or not or even if they come up with the best frikkin' plan and agreement known to man?
The Democrat Senate won't take it up for a vote. Even if they did, it wouldn't pass. Even if it did, Obama wouldn't sign it.
The Republicans are being played like a fiddle and are willingly becoming the scapegoats for the real culprits of this mess.
They need to get out of the way once and for all. It doesn't matter what they do - or do not do - at this point. They are only playing into a scheme designed by the democrats.
Republicans like to play follow the Leader(Democrats) and Bush proved that too with the continuation of Clinton's housing initiative and Bush signing into law Medicare Part D that the Republicans just added the cost to the Federal Deficit of the Entitlement Society.

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John Galt

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#829132 Dec 26, 2012
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It's unimaginable the number of homeless and hungry people roaming around after January 1 because of no jobs and expired unemployment benefits.
Especially when even less jobs are on the horizon.
It's unimaginable that Americans let this happen. Voting for this president not once - but twice.
These are people who have exhausted their state unemployment benefits and have moved on to emergency federal unemployment benefits, which also eventually expire. Most whose benefits expire then file for disability benefits. So don't lose any sleep.

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Lily Boca Raton Fl

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#829133 Dec 26, 2012
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Very few people of the type that you describe would jeopardize their lives and careers by engaging in any illegal activity, most specifically selling drugs. It's just not worth the risk.
If drugs are legalized, they will be licensed and regulated and heavily taxed and Walmart or CVS will become the primary outlet. Personal sales will still be illegal, enforced more than ever, because the government will want the revenue. Just like moonshining is still illegal.
HA! You are truly clueless.

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John Galt

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#829134 Dec 26, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Technically, the House and particularly the cons are so divided and dis-functional, they clearly cannot come to any agreement.
Besides, can you tell me who really does control the purse strings?
Last I checked, it wasn't the president!
The House has already agreed on and passed both tax and spending bills.

The Democrat Senate can debate these bills or not, as they choose.

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John Galt

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#829135 Dec 26, 2012
carol wrote:
The sad truth is we will never know if Republicans could have turned this thing around.
Those who wanted an entitlement president got what they wanted. But at what price?
At this point, Boehner and the GOP MUST - absolutely MUST - let Obama own this cliff - lock, stock and barrel.
They are making Obama look like the hero in this bizarre melodrama we're watching unfold in total disbelief. He is now cutting his vacation short to come back and save the day.
Give the darn cliff to him. He's wants it but wants to blame them. Why don't they just give it to him? Let him own it and wear it like a tattoo on his forehead.
Give Obama the tax hikes, the recession, the exploding deficit - all of it - for friggin' cryin' out loud!
Are you French?

Like to surrender at the first sign of trouble?

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Lily Boca Raton Fl

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#829137 Dec 26, 2012
carol wrote:
The sad truth is we will never know if Republicans could have turned this thing around.
Those who wanted an entitlement president got what they wanted. But at what price?
At this point, Boehner and the GOP MUST - absolutely MUST - let Obama own this cliff - lock, stock and barrel.
They are making Obama look like the hero in this bizarre melodrama we're watching unfold in total disbelief. He is now cutting his vacation short to come back and save the day.
Give the darn cliff to him. He's wants it but wants to blame them. Why don't they just give it to him? Let him own it and wear it like a tattoo on his forehead.
Give Obama the tax hikes, the recession, the exploding deficit - all of it - for friggin' cryin' out loud!
Boehner is a fool, and your party is self destructing. You are absolutely clueless

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Lily Boca Raton Fl

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#829138 Dec 26, 2012
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<quoted text>Don't worry. Come 2014, the House might shift further left if they continue to act like kids!
Let us hope so! Boehner will be out by next week

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#829139 Dec 26, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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HA! You are truly clueless.
If you think that the sale of legalized drugs will not be closely regulated and heavily taxed, then you are the truly clueless one.

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#829140 Dec 26, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Let us hope so! Boehner will be out by next week
Not likely, but if so his successor will be more conservative and less likely to make a deal with Obama.

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#829141 Dec 26, 2012
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Let us hope so! Boehner will be out by next week
I believe Boehner wants to turn the Whole United States into Welfare Society like the Federal 8th district he represents in Ohio and its a sh?thole.

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Lily Boca Raton Fl

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#829142 Dec 26, 2012
carol wrote:
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It's unimaginable the number of homeless and hungry people roaming around after January 1 because of no jobs and expired unemployment benefits.
Especially when even less jobs are on the horizon.
It's unimaginable that Americans let this happen. Voting for this president not once - but twice.
Since when do you give a rats ass about unemployment benefits? I thought they were all lazy bums who not want to work? Let the charities and churches help them, or they can get a job, the government is not their nanny.

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#829143 Dec 26, 2012
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If you think that the sale of legalized drugs will not be closely regulated and heavily taxed, then you are the truly clueless one.
If you think illicit drug trade is nothing but the few street level dealers; then you are clueless. Remember Wells Fargo? Laundering billions in drug money? What happened? A slap on the wrist and a fine. You can probably not even fathom how huge this really is, globally.
I say, tax them. Same with the money laundering churches ; like the Calvary Chapel., a front for organized crime and drug money.
You think the only people who take drugs are those junkies on the street? HA! Wake up. This can only go on with cooperation from everyone. The small guys go to jail, the big guys are sailing the world in custom built yachts and flying their own jets, with enough cash to pay everyone off.

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