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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Since: Jul 11

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#834330 Jan 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The Republican Party seems as divided and angry as ever.
Infighting has penetrated the highest levels of the House GOP leadership. Long-standing geographic tensions have increased, pitting endangered Northeastern Republicans against their colleagues from other parts of the country. Enraged tea party leaders are threatening to knock off dozens of Republicans who supported a measure that raised taxes on the nation's highest earners.
"People are mad as hell. I'm right there with them," Amy Kremer, chairman of the Tea Party Express, said late last week, declaring that she has "no confidence" in the party her members typically support. Her remarks came after GOP lawmakers agreed to higher taxes but no broad spending cuts as part of a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff."
"Anybody that voted `yes' in the House should be concerned" about primary challenges in 2014, she said.
At the same time, one of the GOP's most popular voices, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, blasted his party's "toxic internal politics" after House Republicans initially declined to approve disaster relief for victims of Superstorm Sandy. He said it was "disgusting to watch" their actions and he faulted the GOP's most powerful elected official, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.
The GOP's internal struggles to figure out what it wants to be were painfully exposed after Mitt Romney's loss to President Barack Obama on Nov. 6, but they have exploded in recent days. The fallout could extend well beyond the party's ability to win policy battles on Capitol Hill. It could hamper Republicans as they examine how to regroup and attract new voters after a disheartening election season.
To a greater degree than the Democrats, the Republican Party has struggled with internal divisions for the past few years. But these latest clashes have seemed especially public and vicious.
"It's disappointing to see infighting in the party," said Ryan Williams, a Republican operative and former Romney aide. "It doesn't make us look like we're in a position to challenge the president and hold him accountable to the promises he made."
What's largely causing the dissension? A lack of a clear GOP leader with a single vision for the party.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/05/repu...
Had they given Christie a good makeover months before he was the only one capable of giving Obama a run for his money. But they choose a robot instead. Manipulated by party hacks
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#834332 Jan 5, 2013
brown eyes wrote:
<quoted text>Me and Donald Trump will write the United States Military a personal check and pass the hat around so they can afford C-rations and ammunition for about two weeks. Everything will be fine.
Westinghouse said it wants to make a vertical integration an you'll have to pay cash. Trump too lol.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#834333 Jan 5, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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OR...minimum wage should be increased a bit, to allot it to be a living wage. Galt/
Increasing the minimum wage sufficiently to support a family will result in significant inflation.

Let's say the minimum wage is increased from $7.25 to $15.

If you are already making $10 or $12 or $15 per hour, how much should you then be paid?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#834334 Jan 5, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
The Republican Party seems as divided and angry as ever.
Infighting has penetrated the highest levels of the House GOP leadership. Long-standing geographic tensions have increased, pitting endangered Northeastern Republicans against their colleagues from other parts of the country. Enraged tea party leaders are threatening to knock off dozens of Republicans who supported a measure that raised taxes on the nation's highest earners.
"People are mad as hell. I'm right there with them," Amy Kremer, chairman of the Tea Party Express, said late last week, declaring that she has "no confidence" in the party her members typically support. Her remarks came after GOP lawmakers agreed to higher taxes but no broad spending cuts as part of a deal to avert the "fiscal cliff."
"Anybody that voted `yes' in the House should be concerned" about primary challenges in 2014, she said.
At the same time, one of the GOP's most popular voices, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, blasted his party's "toxic internal politics" after House Republicans initially declined to approve disaster relief for victims of Superstorm Sandy. He said it was "disgusting to watch" their actions and he faulted the GOP's most powerful elected official, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.
The GOP's internal struggles to figure out what it wants to be were painfully exposed after Mitt Romney's loss to President Barack Obama on Nov. 6, but they have exploded in recent days. The fallout could extend well beyond the party's ability to win policy battles on Capitol Hill. It could hamper Republicans as they examine how to regroup and attract new voters after a disheartening election season.
To a greater degree than the Democrats, the Republican Party has struggled with internal divisions for the past few years. But these latest clashes have seemed especially public and vicious.
"It's disappointing to see infighting in the party," said Ryan Williams, a Republican operative and former Romney aide. "It doesn't make us look like we're in a position to challenge the president and hold him accountable to the promises he made."
What's largely causing the dissension? A lack of a clear GOP leader with a single vision for the party.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/05/repu...
Correct. The House should have passed "Plan B" as proposed by Speaker Boehner and then refused to negotiate. Just like obama.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#834335 Jan 5, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
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Had they given Christie a good makeover months before he was the only one capable of giving Obama a run for his money. But they choose a robot instead. Manipulated by party hacks
Good thing Republicans ducked the Manchurian Candidate.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#834336 Jan 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Increasing the minimum wage sufficiently to support a family will result in significant inflation.
Let's say the minimum wage is increased from $7.25 to $15.
If you are already making $10 or $12 or $15 per hour, how much should you then be paid?
If minimum wage were 11$-12$ an hour, people (with some SENSE anyway) would be a lot better off...providing the economy DEflated some (as is now) in (some)price areas along with it.

(and then the rest could just be adjusted accordingly)
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#834337 Jan 5, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
Had they given Christie a good makeover months before he was the only one capable of giving Obama a run for his money. But they choose a robot instead. Manipulated by party hacks
Christie doesn't need a make over. He didn't WANT to run for POTUS- this time around. He was ALREADY busy doing a good job, as NJ's governor.
brown eyes

Hardy, VA

#834338 Jan 5, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Westinghouse said it wants to make a vertical integration an you'll have to pay cash. Trump too lol.
Bayonets and horses and plenty of them is all the United States Military needs no bullets required.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#834339 Jan 5, 2013
brown eyes wrote:
<quoted text>Bayonets and horses and plenty of them is all the United States Military needs no bullets required.
Yeah-and we can send fwee disaster aid coupons to Berlin to rebuild that wall...or was it for supplies for the air drop relief effort...or..wait..even if was Russia that left all that scrap metal in Afghanistan..we can shew how to recycle it!!!!

(is that yew Mr Reagan??)
pens_make_us_dum

Oklahoma City, OK

#834340 Jan 5, 2013
Publish addresses of gun owners?

Free speech?

Ask these folks...

Prison guards threatened...

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE9030...
brown eyes

Hardy, VA

#834341 Jan 5, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Yeah-and we can send fwee disaster aid coupons to Berlin to rebuild that wall...or was it for supplies for the air drop relief effort...or..wait..even if was Russia that left all that scrap metal in Afghanistan..we can shew how to recycle it!!!!
(is that yew Mr Reagan??)
Shh! don't blow my cover. President Obama plans to normalize relations with North and South Korea and tear down the DMZ. The fraulines are so nice in Korea. They demand no more rice. Peace talks already in process.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#834343 Jan 5, 2013
pens_make_us_dum wrote:
Publish addresses of gun owners?
Free speech?
Ask these folks...
Prison guards threatened...
http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE9030...
They oughta be sued, for endangering the lives of innocent people!

(and we should borrow some ratings ideas from our neighbor country in the North-because some of the ghetto gutter gangsta CRAP on the tube, has went beyond disgusting these days! WTH ever happened to the AFTER 10 oclock ratings?
LESS EPA radical economic strangleholds BS- More STRAIGHTEN UP slacker-way-too libuhrul FDA!!)
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#834344 Jan 5, 2013
brown eyes wrote:
<quoted text>Shh! don't blow my cover. President Obama plans to normalize relations with North and South Korea and tear down the DMZ. The fraulines are so nice in Korea. They demand no more rice. Peace talks already in process.
All while Iran continues "forward" with their ignore SALT treaties?

Ehhh, nope, don't think Korea will bite.

YOu been tawrkig to sum dem duhmo types, think we're living in ancient Egypt/Roman times? Fruelines, in Korea? Is that like pralines in olives?
pens_make_us_dum

Oklahoma City, OK

#834346 Jan 5, 2013
Gun control....

Gun ownership...
Phillipines
4.7 guns per 100

US
88.8 guns per hundred

Gun related homicides:
PI-8.9 per 100,000
USA- 3.3 per 100,000
Source: UN Office of Drugs and Crime.
brown eyes

Hardy, VA

#834347 Jan 5, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
All while Iran continues "forward" with their ignore SALT treaties?
Ehhh, nope, don't think Korea will bite.
YOu been tawrkig to sum dem duhmo types, think we're living in ancient Egypt/Roman times? Fruelines, in Korea? Is that like pralines in olives?
Taxi drivers in Iran have been seen on American television holding up empty plates saying we can't eat nuclear fuel. Iran will accept olive branch and come to the peace table, sanctions are working. Big Isreali Air Force says so.
TheIndependentMa jority

Somerset, KY

#834348 Jan 5, 2013
brown eyes wrote:
<quoted text>Taxi drivers in Iran have been seen on American television holding up empty plates saying we can't eat nuclear fuel. Iran will accept olive branch and come to the peace table, sanctions are working. Big Isreali Air Force says so.
Go Israel!

Democracy is a wonderful thing.
brown eyes

Hardy, VA

#834349 Jan 5, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Go Israel!
Democracy is a wonderful thing.
Now you are cooking with grease. I like your viewpoints. I don't care about you Political Party Affiliation.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#834350 Jan 5, 2013
pens_make_us_dum wrote:
Gun control....
Gun ownership...
Phillipines
4.7 guns per 100
US
88.8 guns per hundred
Gun related homicides:
PI-8.9 per 100,000
USA- 3.3 per 100,000
Source: UN Office of Drugs and Crime.
It still comes down to one thing, the denser the population base its best if none of them have guns. Look at England and Japan, two good examples of high density populations on a small land mass that ban guns. The countries that don't, such as some of those high density living South American countries end up with simular stats.
This is the point that gets lost with the gun lobby and this freedom to carry arms BS. When it was drafted, there was no police force, or high tech army and a population that was just a bit over 1% of what it is now on the same size land mass. This is a no brainer to anyone who is not clouded by misinformation & emotional connections to something that puts everyone at a higher risk. That is the real statistic not NRA bs.
pens_make_us_dum

Oklahoma City, OK

#834351 Jan 5, 2013
OzRitz wrote:
<quoted text>
It still comes down to one thing, the denser the population base its best if none of them have guns. Look at England and Japan, two good examples of high density populations on a small land mass that ban guns. The countries that don't, such as some of those high density living South American countries end up with simular stats.
This is the point that gets lost with the gun lobby and this freedom to carry arms BS. When it was drafted, there was no police force, or high tech army and a population that was just a bit over 1% of what it is now on the same size land mass. This is a no brainer to anyone who is not clouded by misinformation & emotional connections to something that puts everyone at a higher risk. That is the real statistic not NRA bs.
No...look at the PI...

You have a criminal record don't you...

And cannot LEGALLY own a firearm.
Is that it?

Since: Dec 12

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#834352 Jan 5, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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New Libertarian platform..."debt does not matter"
No, that was your party that said it doesn't matter.

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