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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What is black and white and red all over NATO a newspaper or sunburned zebra. LOL GF008 Safer World 2013
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Grey Ghost wrote:
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Wishing "FLAKE" a happy new year is kinda like wanting the Republican house to agree on something good for fellow Americans "FAT CHANCE". Hell he has no idiot just how miserable he is.
Ohhhhh...goober...Happy New Year to you too!!!
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carol wrote:
Why we are where we are today:
1999 - Bill Clinton put CRA on steroids pushing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to increase number of sub-prime loans.
1999 - New York Times published an article “Fannie Mae Eases Credit to Aid Mortgage Lending” warning of coming crisis due to lax lending policies of the Clinton administration.
2003 - White House called Fannie and Freddie a “systemic risk” and Bush administration pushed Congress to enact new regulations.
2003 - Rep. Barney Frank said Fannie and Freddie are “not in a crisis,” bashed Republican-sponsored regulation legislation.
2005 - Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan voiced warning over F&F accounting, saying,“We are placing the total financial system of the future at a substantial risk.”
2005 - Sen. Charles Schumer said F&F “over the years have done an incredibly good job and are an intrinsic part of making America the best-housed people in the world.”
2006 - Sen. John McCain again called for reform of regulatory structure governing F&F. And again Democrats blocked reform legislation.
2008 - The housing market collapsed.
2008-Present - Democrats blamed the Republicans.
you forgot something.

Bush drive for home ownership fueled housing bubble

"There is no question we did not recognize the severity of the problems," said Al Hubbard, Bush's former chief economic adviser, who left the White House in December 2007. "Had we, we would have attacked them."

Looking back, Keith Hennessey, Bush's current chief economic adviser, said he and his colleagues had done the best they could "with the information we had at the time." But Hennessey did say he regretted that the administration had not paid more heed to the dangers of easy lending practices.

And both Paulson and his predecessor, John Snow, say the housing push went too far.

"The Bush administration took a lot of pride that home ownership had reached historic highs," Snow said during an interview. "But what we forgot in the process was that it has to be done in the context of people being able to afford their house. We now realize there was a high cost."

For much of the Bush presidency, the White House was preoccupied by terrorism and war; on the economic front, its pressing concerns were cutting taxes and privatizing Social Security, a government retirement and disability benefits program. The housing market was a bright spot: Ever-rising home values kept the economy humming, as owners drew down on their equity to buy consumer goods and pack their children off to college.

Lawrence Lindsay, Bush's first chief economic adviser, said there was little impetus to raise alarms about the proliferation of easy credit that was helping Bush meet housing goals.

"No one wanted to stop that bubble," Lindsay said. "It would have conflicted with the president's own policies."

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/business/wo...
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TIME - The mess that Fannie Mae has become is the progeny of many parents: Congress, which created Fannie in 1938 and loaded it down with responsibilities; President Lyndon Johnson, who in 1968 pushed it halfway out the government nest and into a problematic part-private, part-public role in an attempt to reduce the national debt; and Jim Johnson, who presided over Fannie's spectacular growth in the 1990s. But it was Johnson's successor, Raines, who was at the helm when things really went off course. A former Clinton Administration Budget Director, Raines was the first African-American CEO of a Fortune 500 company when he took the helm in 1999. He left in 2004 with the company embroiled in an accounting scandal just as it was beginning to make big investments in subprime mortgage securities that would later sour. Last year Fannie and rival Freddie Mac became wards of the state.

http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/ar... #ixzz2HaZqqPOE

In 2004 Congressional hearing to rein in F&F:

Maxine Waters (D): Through nearly a dozen hearings, we were frankly trying to fix something that wasn’t broke. Mr. Chairman, we do not have a crisis at Freddie Mac, and particularly at Fannie Mae, under the outstanding leadership of Franklin Raines.

Gregory Meeks (D):… I’m just pissed off at OFHEO [the regulators trying to warn Congress of insolvency at the GSEs], because if it wasn’t for you, I don’t think we’d be here in the first place.… There’s been nothing that indicated that’s wrong with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac has come up on its own … The question that then comes up is the competence that your agency has with reference to deciding and regulating these GSEs.

Lacy Clay (D): This hearing is about the political lynching of Franklin Raines.

Barney Frank (D): I don’t see anything in this report that raises safety and soundness problems.

....Continue to solely blame Republicans if you want...even in the face of this documented information...can't help foolish.
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Grey Ghost wrote:
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Wishing "FLAKE" a happy new year is kinda like wanting the Republican house to agree on something good for fellow Americans "FAT CHANCE". Hell he has no idiot just how miserable he is.
and let me tell ya something-it's gotta S*ck doing a job, where everyone's on ego trips of the hate-filled, self-serving, arrogrant power tripping kind-ESPECIALLY when you're hailing from a broke back state of extreme UNemployment numbers and a DRAINED funds account, where ignorant hatefulled lunaTICS make terrorisTic stoneage level threats against people just for trying to do thier jobs, FOR the welfare of the people, by the People!

Flippin' souless, clueless, inhumane idiots.
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Grey Ghost wrote:
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Hey Dave, it's been a while since posting for me. I can see the moronic fanatical righties are still dwelling in idiotsville, while whining their pathetic asses off. Too funny. I was in hopes that by now those programmed minions would have all used their guns and last remaining brain cell for suicide. Just thinking about all of those morons packing weapons is scary.
No way! Can it be the moron sockpuppet is back or just posting with his own name again? But that could be John Pope, Wilhelm from Germany, Old Raider, et al. Have you considered it was two young libtards that did the mass killings in Colorado & Connecticut, moron? Welcome back (as Ghost). It will be fun laughing at you again, Wilhelm! Who are you sponging off of now?

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Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Exactly Right even Vladimir Lenin even knew what you could do with a country where the civilians are unarmed and how easy it is to force Social Change.
"One man with a gun can control 100 without one."
Vladimir Lenin
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/v/vl...
That is worth saying again:

"One man with a gun can control 100 without one."

Vladimir Lenin
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ZZa ZZa Gabors parents helped downed american pilots escape to safety during WW2. Safer World 2013

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As Secretary of Defense, even in an Obama administration, Hagel will become one of the three or four most visible and prominent Republicans in the country. Moreover, he is an exemplary representative of a political type which used to be prominent, when the party was far stronger nationally; a type which has since become nearly invisible, to the party’s great detriment. Hagel is essentially an Eisenhower Republican–a fiscal conservative, with combat experience in war, roots in the American heartland, and an awareness that it is far easier to get into wars than get out of them.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/the-ha...
And where will the money come from to pay for what he needs to do?

You clowns can't even answer the simplest question. How do you expect anyone to aake anything you say seriously.

How about it? Answer this question.

Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?

You do know that if this question isn't answered, the government collapses and the existence of the United States ends, right?

So, where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?

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One more thing about Libya, where are the survivors, I read there was around thirty of them, why haven't they been heard from?
They probably don't have anything to say that isn't in contradiction to the obvious lies coming from Obama.

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Russia?
thought you morons were leaving the Union?
Come on Tex, make Dallas your capital.
hee hee
The capital will probably be Omaha, Nebraska.))))
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Music calms the savage beast NATO. Guns and Roses music was played during Iraqi invasion by American troops. GF008 Safer World 2013
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you forgot something.
Bush drive for home ownership fueled housing bubble
"There is no question we did not recognize the severity of the problems," said Al Hubbard, Bush's former chief economic adviser, who left the White House in December 2007. "Had we, we would have attacked them."
Looking back, Keith Hennessey, Bush's current chief economic adviser, said he and his colleagues had done the best they could "with the information we had at the time." But Hennessey did say he regretted that the administration had not paid more heed to the dangers of easy lending practices.
And both Paulson and his predecessor, John Snow, say the housing push went too far.
"The Bush administration took a lot of pride that home ownership had reached historic highs," Snow said during an interview. "But what we forgot in the process was that it has to be done in the context of people being able to afford their house. We now realize there was a high cost."
For much of the Bush presidency, the White House was preoccupied by terrorism and war; on the economic front, its pressing concerns were cutting taxes and privatizing Social Security, a government retirement and disability benefits program. The housing market was a bright spot: Ever-rising home values kept the economy humming, as owners drew down on their equity to buy consumer goods and pack their children off to college.
Lawrence Lindsay, Bush's first chief economic adviser, said there was little impetus to raise alarms about the proliferation of easy credit that was helping Bush meet housing goals.
"No one wanted to stop that bubble," Lindsay said. "It would have conflicted with the president's own policies."
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/business/wo...
This is the part where we ask...

Who made anyone take the money....
And...
Who said don't pay it back...

Mr $100k tv installer....

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Stephen Waxman wrote:
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So, um, you get to ask the questions AND supply the answers? Sounds like a rhetorical argument to me?
You seem to have a severe problem with reading and comprehending the written English language. There doesn't seem to be an answer to the questions in the text.
I'll help you correct this problem with an exercise.
Read the post below. If there is an answer in the post, then don't answer the question. If there is no answer in the post, then answer the question.

Where exactly was Obama during the 7-hour battle between Al Qaeda and the stripped-down American security detatchment while it was being watched real-time in the White House?

And;

Where will the money come from to pay for Obama's government?

Location?
Source of money?
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Arnold Ziffle Green Acres quit being my remote. LOL Safer World 2013
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Where did Maxine Waters and Barney Frank go after the housing market collapsed? They sure faded out of the spotlight rather abruptly.

Good thing Senator Barack Obama kept a low profile as the third in line to pocket the most money from Fannie and Freddie's payroll.

He was smart to stay under the radar - as usual. It's easier for him to blame Republicans now.

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Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Three were State Department employees who have no legal obligation to answer without subpoena. Twenty seven were CIA employee's and contractors who are in no danger of being subpoenaed. BTW, some of the CIA folks may not even be Americans.
You're real slow pal.
Ty Woods, the retired SEAL was a dental nurse in real life and a CIA contractor in his other life__let google be your friend pal and maybe your head will pop outta your azz.
Everyone has a legal obligation to answer a subpoena issued from the governmental body that represents the people of the United States of America.
Repeat after me:
"This is a government of the people."

Now that that's cleared up, what's your next dodge?
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TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Ohhhhh...goober...Happy New Year to you too!!!
And a happy new year to you also,providing that's possible living in a state where mental illness is a national holiday. Per Bunning, Paul, and McConnell.

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John Galt wrote:
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So, if you are an enlisted man and your commanding officer orders you to shoot a defenseless child, you just follow orders?
That's what the henchmen for Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and every despot that every existed did. Naturally, the Democrats consider that legitimate behavior.
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Not Surprized wrote:
<quoted text>Stick to the cartoons "GOOBER-WAXTURDS", leave the discussions to the grown ups.
"WAXTURD" The turd that just wont flush.
Nostrilis Waxman/Floriduh aka known as the stalker "WAXBALLS topix troll clusterfvck, same troll-multiple id's==Delusional army of one:
Old Crazy Goober, Carter, Impeach Obama, Arguing withe idiots, Proud2bewhite, Carter, loulee rat mouth fl, Barney Frank (anyone from Temecula, CA), JEB, fake Dem, Lt Dan, LOL, lily's children, LOL, Floriduh, Nobama, fukutu, Ignoramus, Liberals Eat Feces, DEM idiots, Billy Carter,, Warturds, CAE, Fetch N Stepinit, Rectal Liberal, Commie DemocRATs, Wartime, Billy C, Subversive Barry, Groucho, FUBO, King George, Patrick, Democrats are Fascists, Gay Ghost, VAGITARIAN, Jimmy, Bronach, Pete, King George, PTBW Forever, The Real Truth, WorthlessWhore, Louise, Cheryl
Subversive Barry wrote:
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What a rediculous thing to say. You obviously are deficient in this area.
nostrilis waxman wrote:
another rediculous assert by a clueless moron:
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Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
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What is it like being dead Ghost?
You may do things on rare occassions but you live here. I feel sorry for you.
What is it like? Do you feel dead?
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Jimmy wrote:
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He lives here just like the Ghost does.
Tell me. What is it like being dead?
Keep circling that bowl WAXTURDS-GOOBER!!!!!!!!!!
True story, old obvious pathetic, no life Waxturd.

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