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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carol

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You mean, the Republican party disguised their election campaign with some different clothes and enough fools were attracted to vote them in so they also could feed off the trough and blow up the deficit.
It is CONGRESS that is mostly responsible for this mess and not Obama. They have the sole authority to grant money, but have given Obama everything he wanted so they can get re-elected. Remember, the people who elected them have very short memory.
They had to go along with Obama to preserve the party - the only hope of bringing back some sanity over the next four years.

If Republicans had done nothing - even if it were the right thing to do - they would have been blamed for any and all consequences.

It is House Republicans seeking major reforms and addressing wasteful government spending meeting much resistance in the Senate.
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More people killed with hammers, clubs, fists,[handguns] than with rifles, shotguns.
so lets fix the handgun problem.
thanks for pointing that out.
nope. no handgun problem for LAW ABIDING CITIZENS.

Actually, for the amount of those legally carring hanguns, which is in the millions, the crime rate for handguns is rather low.

The criminals, gangs, cartels do not LEGALLY carry or BUY them.

Disarming the LAW ABIDING, just makes them easy prey.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/geor...

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-575372...

good one:

http://ericpetersautos.com/2013/01/12/10-minu...

How about we ban giving SSRI's to kids? 90% of shooters were on meds. Many more than one kind, causing hearing voices, suicidal urges, rage & anger.
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While the function of judicial review is not explicitly provided in the Constitution, it had been anticipated before the adoption of that document. Prior to 1789, state courts had already overturned legislative acts which conflicted with state constitutions. Moreover, many of the Founding Fathers expected the Supreme Court to assume this role in regard to the Constitution; Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, for example, had underlined the importance of judicial review in the Federalist Papers, which urged adoption of the Constitution.

Hamilton had written that through the practice of judicial review the Court ensured that the will of the whole people, as expressed in their Constitution, would be supreme over the will of a legislature, whose statutes might express only the temporary will of part of the people. And Madison had written that constitutional interpretation must be left to the reasoned judgment of independent judges, rather than to the tumult and conflict of the political process. If every constitutional question were to be decided by public political bargaining, Madison argued, the Constitution would be reduced to a battleground of competing factions, political passion and partisan spirit.

Despite this background the Court's power of judicial review was not confirmed until 1803, when it was invoked by Chief Justice John Marshall in Marbury v. Madison. In this decision, the Chief Justice asserted that the Supreme Court's responsibility to overturn unconstitutional legislation was a necessary consequence of its sworn duty to uphold the Constitution. That oath could not be fulfilled any other way. "It is emphatically the province of the judicial department to say what the law is," he declared.

In retrospect, it is evident that constitutional interpretation and application were made necessary by the very nature of the Constitution. The Founding Fathers had wisely worded that document in rather general terms, leaving it open to future elaboration to meet changing conditions. As Chief Justice Marshall noted in McCulloch v. Maryland, a constitution that attempted to detail every aspect of its own application "would partake of the prolixity of a legal code, and could scarcely be embraced by the human mind ... Its nature, therefore, requires that only its great outlines should be marked, its important objects designated, and the minor ingredients which compose those objects be deduced from the nature of the objects themselves."

http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/su...

and so says the court in DC v Heller....

A constitutional guarantee subject to future judges’ assessments of its usefulness is no constitutional guarantee at all.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-290....
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This is a battle, and it's one we must win. Before we can begin to get our country back we first have to rid ourselves of the liberal scourge. Hammers, rifles, Shotguns, what difference does it make? It's like Nike, just do it.

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Give it a rest.
Bush isn't here anymore and hasn't been for over 4 years.
Obama isn't 'fixing' anything anyone did and doesn't intend to. Just blames everything on someone else. He has no character. Congress is completely neutered and this gov does not function as it should.
And the fools swallow the pablum.
Obama upped the debt more than ALL Presidents COMBINED and has no intention of stopping.
But that's okay? Still whining about Bush doubling it?
Increased the wars. And that's okay too? All the while all that whining about Bush's 2 wars?
Hypocrite is thy name.
paraphrased:
"If I don't fix anything in my first term, I don't deserve a second"
"I'll put an end to lobbying" (and buying Congress)
" I'll have the most transparent administration"
"Get us out of Iraq (we're still there)"
"Put people to work, jobs are priority"
"Bring jobs back from overseas"
"Invest in wind & solar & alternative energy" (like algae for fuel lol; done but ALL FAILED millions of $$$ loans & grants we the public have to pay back. They (his campaign donors) took the money and ran. Sometimes over to China.)
etc, etc, etc, ad naseum.
Yeah, it's all Bush's fault.
idiotic.
I now its tough for you right whiners. Your party got in charge & left office with the worst economic conditions in 80 years.

I guess if I were such a party first person like most of you here, I would want to hide from that fact.

I also understand just how f*cking stupid you people are.

You claim Obama isn't fixing anything so you are so f*cking stupid that you think we are still losing 750,000 jobs a month with a shrinking economy.

He said combat troops out of Iraq & they are.

So if Obama did such a poor job how did he decimate & totally destroy the Republicans in the past election?
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nope. no handgun problem for LAW ABIDING CITIZENS.
Actually, for the amount of those legally carring hanguns, which is in the millions, the crime rate for handguns is rather low.
The criminals, gangs, cartels do not LEGALLY carry or BUY them.
Disarming the LAW ABIDING, just makes them easy prey.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/geor...
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-575372...
good one:
http://ericpetersautos.com/2013/01/12/10-minu...
How about we ban giving SSRI's to kids? 90% of shooters were on meds. Many more than one kind, causing hearing voices, suicidal urges, rage & anger.
criminals, gangs, cartels seem to get all their guns through straw men in Arizona. all perfectly legal mind you. until you get caught.
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Fiscal cliff?

Ebt cash helping folks drive...
A Ferrari!!!!!

$2.9 million in EBT fraud!

Wdla20120816.pdf
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This is a battle, and it's one we must win. Before we can begin to get our country back we first have to rid ourselves of the liberal scourge. Hammers, rifles, Shotguns, what difference does it make? It's like Nike, just do it.
HEY ARSE, QUIT USING MY ADDY.
You don't speak for me at all.

WHAT A LOSER YOU ARE, HIDING BEHIND SOMEONE ELSE'S NAME, PLAYING PRETEND.

Grow up.

POSER.
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criminals, gangs, cartels seem to get all their guns through straw men in Arizona. all perfectly legal mind you. until you get caught.
All get them in Arizona?

Apparently you've never been to Chicago, Detroit or NY .

Where is your proof or statistics?

Yeah, Fast & Furious, brought to you by OUR gov.

LOL. Yeah, they run to Arizona for them.
Apparently you know very little on the matter.
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Fiscal cliff?

Feed the 47%'ers with food stamps...

After these 18 individuals defrauded the Fed program of $60 million how much food can the poor buy?

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/08/11/nyregion/fo...
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Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>Then you would enjoy even MORE freedom in a place like Somalia. There are more gun toting conservatives there who are fighting for their freedom, so you should fit right in.
In 1980, Somalis were under the rule of a military dictatorship with a totalitarian government.

By 1990, residents were prohibited from gathering publicly in groups greater than three or four, fuel shortages caused long lines of cars at petrol stations, inflation had driven the price of pasta and paper currency notes were of such low value that several bundles were needed to pay for a restaurant meal.

Fast forward to 2012. A new political process of permanent democratic institutions has been established - a parliament consisting of Senators as well as a lower house; 30% of the National Constituent Assembly earmarked for women; and the President elected by a constitutional election.

So I'm not sure where you find fault fighting for freedom.

The government did retaliate recently against a resurgent stronghold and thousands of Somalis ended up pouring into the city's sports stadium to protest the truck bombing by the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab with the Somali president, Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed, spoke at the rally, calling al-Shabab "religious thugs."

I certainly don't know all of the complexities going on in this country, but just from what I've read this morning I'm still not sure what you're talking about.
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All get them in Arizona?
Apparently you've never been to Chicago, Detroit or NY .
Where is your proof or statistics?
Yeah, Fast & Furious, brought to you by OUR gov.
LOL. Yeah, they run to Arizona for them.
Apparently you know very little on the matter.
Feds charge 34 in Arizona gun buys for Mexico drug cartel

"Straw buyers have as much blood on their hands ... as the ones who pull the trigger," said Bill Newell, special agent in charge of the Phoenix ATF.

All of those indicted are U.S. citizens or legal residents.

The indictments reveal the relative ease with which citizens who have not been convicted of a felony can amass an arsenal of weapons.

For instance, according to the indictments, defendant Joshua Moore bought six AK-47 and similar rifles from a gun store in Prescott in 2009. Three days later, he bought two AK-47s from a gun store in Glendale. Seven days later, he bought 10 from the same store. Two days later, he bought five more there. Less than a month later, he bought 20 from the same store. Three months later, he bought 10 more from the Glendale gun store.

The purchases themselves are legal; nothing in the law prohibits citizens who pass background checks from buying long guns, such as AK-47s, or handguns. But authorities say Moore lied on federal firearms applications by declaring that he was buying the guns for himself when he was really supplying them to cartel front men.

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/0...

Fast and Furious brought to you by....you.
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Gallup: Dissatisfaction With Current Gun Laws Rises Sharply

In a significant shift in the public's attitudes from one year ago, 38 percent of Americans expressed dissatisfaction with the country's current gun laws, according to findings from Gallup released Monday.

Last year, Gallup's polling showed only 25 percent of the public were dissatisfied. Still, more Americans — 43 percent — are satisfied with current U.S. gun laws, although that's down from the 50 percent who expressed satisfaction a year ago.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/g...
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When he country falls we have a black fall guy.

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

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forks_make_us_fat wrote:
Fiscal cliff?

Feed the 47%'ers with food stamps...

After these 18 individuals defrauded the Fed program of $60 million how much food can the poor buy?

http://www.nytimes.com/1998/08/11/nyregion/fo...
How is this Obamas fault?
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Feds charge 34 in Arizona gun buys for Mexico drug cartel
"Straw buyers have as much blood on their hands ... as the ones who pull the trigger," said Bill Newell, special agent in charge of the Phoenix ATF.
All of those indicted are U.S. citizens or legal residents.
The indictments reveal the relative ease with which citizens who have not been convicted of a felony can amass an arsenal of weapons.
For instance, according to the indictments, defendant Joshua Moore bought six AK-47 and similar rifles from a gun store in Prescott in 2009. Three days later, he bought two AK-47s from a gun store in Glendale. Seven days later, he bought 10 from the same store. Two days later, he bought five more there. Less than a month later, he bought 20 from the same store. Three months later, he bought 10 more from the Glendale gun store.
The purchases themselves are legal; nothing in the law prohibits citizens who pass background checks from buying long guns, such as AK-47s, or handguns. But authorities say Moore lied on federal firearms applications by declaring that he was buying the guns for himself when he was really supplying them to cartel front men.
Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/0...
Fast and Furious brought to you by....you.
Thats 53 rifles out of tens of thousands that have reached the cartels from all sorts of sources including the HNIC and Eric Holder , fact is obama has sold more guns legaly[and ilegaly]than any president in history and has killed more babys with drones than any psycho shooter in this countrys history , just pushin the ole agenda to try to disarm the american people , period!

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As a strict constitutionalist, I also recognize the fact that the Constitution was written so the average person can easily read anad understand it.
I also know that if the Supreme Court rules that the sky is green, the sky doesn't change color tomorrow.
It is only the confidence of the people that the government is being conducted in accordance with the Constitution that maintains order in society. Without that confidence, order dissipates.
The government, all branches, to include the Supreme Court, has a critical need to restore that confidence. To restore that confidence, all that is necessary is to conduct government business in accordance with the Constitution.
If the Constitution is so easy to understand, why were you so clueless about the function of Executive Orders??

First you said they were unConstitutional.

Then you walked it back and said they were only applicable to the Executive Branch.

Then I showed you some of Bush's 290 Executive Orders, and you folded your tent and ran away. LOL

You're not just stupid, you're a coward to boot!!

BTW, the only ones complaining about the SC is a handful of nitwits like you who throw hissy fits when things don't go your way.

Deal with it,, loser.
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Fiscal cliff?

Protect resources...

Compassion for our UNeducated 47%'ers....

Pay for college!!!!!

Wait...

Improper PELL grant payouts:

$1 billion in 2011!!!!!

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/education...
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In 1980, Somalis were under the rule of a military dictatorship with a totalitarian government.
By 1990, residents were prohibited from gathering publicly in groups greater than three or four, fuel shortages caused long lines of cars at petrol stations, inflation had driven the price of pasta and paper currency notes were of such low value that several bundles were needed to pay for a restaurant meal.
Fast forward to 2012. A new political process of permanent democratic institutions has been established - a parliament consisting of Senators as well as a lower house; 30% of the National Constituent Assembly earmarked for women; and the President elected by a constitutional election.
So I'm not sure where you find fault fighting for freedom.
The government did retaliate recently against a resurgent stronghold and thousands of Somalis ended up pouring into the city's sports stadium to protest the truck bombing by the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab with the Somali president, Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed, spoke at the rally, calling al-Shabab "religious thugs."
I certainly don't know all of the complexities going on in this country, but just from what I've read this morning I'm still not sure what you're talking about.
France recently tried a rescue in Somalia which failed.

US interventions overseas may be reduced or US will be in wars forever.
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Feds charge 34 in Arizona gun buys for Mexico drug cartel
"Straw buyers have as much blood on their hands ... as the ones who pull the trigger," said Bill Newell, special agent in charge of the Phoenix ATF.
All of those indicted are U.S. citizens or legal residents.
The indictments reveal the relative ease with which citizens who have not been convicted of a felony can amass an arsenal of weapons.
For instance, according to the indictments, defendant Joshua Moore bought six AK-47 and similar rifles from a gun store in Prescott in 2009. Three days later, he bought two AK-47s from a gun store in Glendale. Seven days later, he bought 10 from the same store. Two days later, he bought five more there. Less than a month later, he bought 20 from the same store. Three months later, he bought 10 more from the Glendale gun store.
The purchases themselves are legal; nothing in the law prohibits citizens who pass background checks from buying long guns, such as AK-47s, or handguns. But authorities say Moore lied on federal firearms applications by declaring that he was buying the guns for himself when he was really supplying them to cartel front men.
Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/0...
Fast and Furious brought to you by....you.
Operation Wide Receiver was the first gun walking program by the ATF that went bad and guns were lost. So shouldn't you be focused on that as much as F&F? Or is it you are a hypocritical bastard who looks over anything during the Bush years but blames Obama when the exact same thing happens?

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