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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Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#839433 Jan 15, 2013
carol wrote:
Speaking of the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998:
The Act declared that it was the Policy of the United States to support "regime change" passing 360-38 in the House and unanimously in the Senate.
President Clinton stated in February 1998:
Iraq admitted, among other things, an offensive biological warfare capability, notably, 5,000 gallons of botulinum, which causes botulism; 2,000 gallons of anthrax; 25 biological-filled Scud warheads; and 157 aerial bombs. And I might say UNSCOM inspectors believe that Iraq has actually greatly understated its production.... Over the past few months, as [the weapons inspectors] have come closer and closer to rooting out Iraq's remaining nuclear capacity, Saddam has undertaken yet another gambit to thwart their ambitions by imposing debilitating conditions on the inspectors and declaring key sites which have still not been inspected off limits.... It is obvious that there is an attempt here, based on the whole history of this operation since 1991, to protect whatever remains of his capacity to produce weapons of mass destruction, the missiles to deliver them, and the feed stocks necessary to produce them. The UNSCOM inspectors believe that Iraq still has stockpiles of chemical and biological munitions, a small force of Scud-type missiles, and the capacity to restart quickly its production program and build many, many more weapons.... Now, let's imagine the future. What if he fails to comply and we fail to act, or we take some ambiguous third route, which gives him yet more opportunities to develop this program of weapons of mass destruction and continue to press for the release of the sanctions and continue to ignore the solemn commitments that he made? Well, he will conclude that the international community has lost its will. He will then conclude that he can go right on and do more to rebuild an arsenal of devastating destruction. And some day, some way, I guarantee you he'll use the arsenal."
Nothing had changed in 2003...except 9/11.
Clinton could have taken Powell's place at the UN.
What a load. Colin Powell should have defied Pres. Bush, same with George Tenet, Condaleeza Rice, think of how things would be different now if they had the guts to say no.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#839434 Jan 15, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Some Positive news for America
Gallup has released its list of "Most Admired Woman and Most Admired Man" living anywhere in the world, and for the 11th year in a row, Hillary Clinton tops the list of women, while Barack Obama is the most admired man for the fifth year in a row.
First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Condoleezza Rice are next behind Clinton.
Behind Obama are Nelson Mandela, Mitt Romney, Billy Graham, George W. Bush and Pope Benedict XVI.
The "Most Admired Man" poll began in 1946 and was expanded to include "Most Admired Woman" in 1948.
Clinton has topped the list 17 times in the last 20 years, starting in 1993. Eleanor Roosevelt comes in second as the most "Most Admired Woman," a designation she gained 13 times.
Dwight Eisenhower was the "Most Admired Man" 12 times, the most for any man, followed by Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, who each had eight first-place finishes.
Billy Graham?
carol

Orlando, FL

#839435 Jan 15, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, great idea, I hope the republicans do just that.
That's what they did during the Clinton administration. It's why Clinton moved to the center and things finally got done.

You know, I really do think a lot of people are starting to regret voting for this president again.

Obama and the democrats were hoping to bring down the republican party by their obstinance and pointing fingers while offering no plan or solution.

Most people just aren't that stupid. Even the cheerleaders were turning up the heat yesterday.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#839436 Jan 15, 2013
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
And how many of those cars went into a school building looking for children to kill????You gun nuts [AKA] tea baggers are simple minded programmed minions that are guided and manipulated daily by corporate America and the NRA. For anyone to be against responsible gun control and restricting who can buy or own auto weapons have a serious conflict with reality, along with common sense.
As Tenzing so brilliantly suggested; have all gun owners be licensed and insured. The insurance companies will regulate them ; when you sell a car, you have to transfer the title; do the same with guns. Insurance rates wil be determined based on risk.
Seems that the American people are highly in favor of an assault weapons ban
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#839437 Jan 15, 2013
Obama’s New Majority

The politics of division behind the president's nomination of Chuck Hagel

....While Obama declined to do battle for his favorite for State, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, a battle that would have united Republicans, he has chosen to do battle for Chuck Hagel for Defense. As Hagel is a conservative Republican, this has already divided the GOP foreign policy realists from the neocons and the War Party.

If Hagel is confirmed, Republican resistance will have been routed. If Hagel is rejected, the Republican Party will be damaged in the eyes of many for having trashed a patriot, war hero and friend of veterans who put America first and wanted no more unnecessary wars.

Nixon lost the first two battles he waged to put a Southern jurist on the Supreme Court, then castigated the Senate for perpetrating acts of “regional discrimination,” and went on to win all 11 states of the Confederacy in 1972. It’s called winning by losing.

Obama’s selection of White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew for treasury secretary, a former budget director whose intransigence in negotiations antagonized Hill Republicans, looks to be another fight the president is picking to portray the GOP as obstructionists who cannot accept the verdict of 2012.

The president is also taking a no-negotiations stance on the debt ceiling, saying he refuses to pay ransom to the GOP to prevent their destroying the nation’s credit rating. Republicans would do well to walk this terrain before choosing to fight upon it.

The coming gun battle, too, is one in which Obama seems to be seeking a clash where, should he lose on the assault weapons ban, he wins with the public and tars Republicans as lapdogs of the National Rifle Association. And the next time a massacre occurs, as inevitably it will, is there any doubt whom the Democrats will hold responsible?

The president has many weapons in his coming clashes with the congressional Republicans. He has the presidency itself, the bully pulpit. He has forums like the Inaugural Address and State of the Union that Republicans cannot match.

He has a press that deeply dislikes the Republican right and serves as his echo chamber. And while the White House speaks with a single voice, the Republican Party is a cacophony of voices.

With demography moving against the GOP, with more and more Americans becoming dependent upon government, it will take leadership not yet visible to rescue the Republican Party from the fate Barack Hussein Obama has in store for it.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...
lol

Winter Park, FL

#839438 Jan 15, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
Some Positive news for America
Gallup has released its list of "Most Admired Woman and Most Admired Man" living anywhere in the world, and for the 11th year in a row, Hillary Clinton tops the list of women, while Barack Obama is the most admired man for the fifth year in a row.
First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey and Condoleezza Rice are next behind Clinton.
Behind Obama are Nelson Mandela, Mitt Romney, Billy Graham, George W. Bush and Pope Benedict XVI.
The "Most Admired Man" poll began in 1946 and was expanded to include "Most Admired Woman" in 1948.
Clinton has topped the list 17 times in the last 20 years, starting in 1993. Eleanor Roosevelt comes in second as the most "Most Admired Woman," a designation she gained 13 times.
Dwight Eisenhower was the "Most Admired Man" 12 times, the most for any man, followed by Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, who each had eight first-place finishes.
Pure B.S.(The results of the contest that is)
Most people don't know anything about politics, let alone who is doing what.
Benghazi ring any bells? lol. "I don't recall senator". Especially since that concussion. lol

I call pure B.S.
It's a reward & title "bestowed" by those who boot lick big time.

Like the Nobel Peace Prize going to a warmonger.

Or Time mag "Person of the Year" going to Hitler & Stalin, ad naseum.(oh, yes, they surely did. As if that gave them legitimacy.)

Or the Hollywood red carpet events. Stars voting for each other!

wow, I'm impressed. NOT.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#839439 Jan 15, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
That's what they did during the Clinton administration. It's why Clinton moved to the center and things finally got done.
You know, I really do think a lot of people are starting to regret voting for this president again.
Obama and the democrats were hoping to bring down the republican party by their obstinance and pointing fingers while offering no plan or solution.
Most people just aren't that stupid. Even the cheerleaders were turning up the heat yesterday.
The Republican Party is self destructing, no one regrets voting for President Obama.

Allowing the country to default will ensure that the republicans will not get near the presidency for many many years, not to mention losing the house in 2014; so go for it.
carol

Orlando, FL

#839440 Jan 15, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
What a load. Colin Powell should have defied Pres. Bush, same with George Tenet, Condaleeza Rice, think of how things would be different now if they had the guts to say no.
What a load? Are you implying Clinton was giving us a load when he said - guaranteed - Saddam would use his arsenals again?

The entire post was Clinton's own words.

Those blinders have to be uncomfortable. I understand party loyalty but when it interferes with perspective, maybe it's time to just take them off.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#839441 Jan 15, 2013
carol wrote:
Just in case some of you on the left missed this:
Clinton said back in 1998 if Saddam thinks the international community has lost its will, "he will then conclude that he can go right on and do more to rebuild an arsenal of devastating destruction. And some day, some way, I guarantee you he'll use the arsenal."
Think that's what Bush and every prominent democrat said as well.
Until they became weasels for political gain.
Carol, exactly what part of the proveing lies do you not understand. The prominent Democrats you speak of fell into the hype and the current mood of our great nation so shortly after 911, along with all of the fear mongering from Bush-Cheney. Your rush to war and your obvious lack of concern for our troops speaks volumes for your party.You and your party alone botched two wars, one propelled by numerous lies, the other from neglect while concentrating on the lie induced one. You can spin it all you want but it doesn't change the facts. Eight years of bungling on all fronts is what led us to our current messes....."PERIOD" CASE CLOSED!!!!
forks_make_us_fa t

Conway, AR

#839442 Jan 15, 2013
What is the 4th leading cause of death in the USA?

MEDICINE....

ADR...
killed between 76,000 and 137,000 in a single year....

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx...
carol

Orlando, FL

#839443 Jan 15, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
<quoted text>
If we default on debts clearly Republicans will own the blame!
If we keep increasing the debt and spending without any major cuts or a Plan B, Obama will own the blame.

It's already happening - if the tone of that press conference yesterday was any indication.
RUSH10ME

Hayes, VA

#839444 Jan 15, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
As Tenzing so brilliantly suggested; have all gun owners be licensed and insured. The insurance companies will regulate them ; when you sell a car, you have to transfer the title; do the same with guns. Insurance rates wil be determined based on risk.
Seems that the American people are highly in favor of an assault weapons ban
We will see wont we , in the mean time obama sells more guns than any other president in history , lets license and insure all poisons , base ball bats, kitchen knives , ladders and bathtubs they all kill more people than rifles .
Lincoln

United States

#839445 Jan 15, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
What a load? Are you implying Clinton was giving us a load when he said - guaranteed - Saddam would use his arsenals again?
The entire post was Clinton's own words.
Those blinders have to be uncomfortable. I understand party loyalty but when it interferes with perspective, maybe it's time to just take them off.
Back to reality...

Republicans can shut down the government and cut off Veterans Checks and Social Security checks.
Voters already acknowledge Bush Oct 2008 Stock Market Crash of 2008 causing our economic problems.
President Obama 50.1 Percent
Gov. Romney 47%

Ball is in the Republican court?
brown eyes

Salem, VA

#839446 Jan 15, 2013
Bike hike and kayak across North Vietnam. Take a cruise to Halong Bay. The grand old dame of Asia. Known by many names down the centuries. Thamg Long (City of the Soaring Dragon). The city was named Hanoi (The City in the bend of a river) by Emperer Tu Doc in 1831.) One of the prime targets in Vietnam war was the 1682m-lomg Long Bien Bridge was built under the direction of the same architect who designed the Eiffel Tower. It is said the United States Military ended attacks against Bridge when Prisoners of War were put to work repairing the Bridge. GF008 Safer World 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#839447 Jan 15, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Waterboarding isn't really torture if it's done to a really bad guy who would kill every single man, woman and child in America if given half the chance. They gave him a cigarette and a nice meal afterwards and found bin Laden to boot.
Torintino's film of gratuitous violence would be more like watching torture to me. But you'd be sitting on the edge of your seat.
I don't like violence in any form, close my eyes to any gory scenes, try to stay away from movies depicting violence against women and rape.
I did enjoy the film Hurtlocker, I think the director is extremely talented. I will probably go see both films just because they are controversial. Although Tarrentinos film is apparently rife with inaccuracies and bloody gore, the underlying theme is slaves winning over their masters, a good message.
I'm not convinced that the methods used by the CIA or military should be publicly debated. Do we really have to know everything?
For example: couldn't Pres. Bush have had Sadam Hussein assassinated rather than invade the country?
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#839448 Jan 15, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
If we keep increasing the debt and spending without any major cuts or a Plan B, Obama will own the blame.
It's already happening - if the tone of that press conference yesterday was any indication.
Wrong
Lincoln

United States

#839449 Jan 15, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
<quoted text>
As Tenzing so brilliantly suggested; have all gun owners be licensed and insured. The insurance companies will regulate them ; when you sell a car, you have to transfer the title; do the same with guns. Insurance rates wil be determined based on risk.
Seems that the American people are highly in favor of an assault weapons ban
Republicans are split between Carol and John Galt?
Libertarian wing and religious right?

The "White Country Club" is an oversimplification for the GOP but not by much it seems.

John McCain can show some leadership.
RUSH10ME

Hayes, VA

#839450 Jan 15, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Obama’s New Majority
The politics of division behind the president's nomination of Chuck Hagel
....While Obama declined to do battle for his favorite for State, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, a battle that would have united Republicans, he has chosen to do battle for Chuck Hagel for Defense. As Hagel is a conservative Republican, this has already divided the GOP foreign policy realists from the neocons and the War Party.
If Hagel is confirmed, Republican resistance will have been routed. If Hagel is rejected, the Republican Party will be damaged in the eyes of many for having trashed a patriot, war hero and friend of veterans who put America first and wanted no more unnecessary wars.
Nixon lost the first two battles he waged to put a Southern jurist on the Supreme Court, then castigated the Senate for perpetrating acts of “regional discrimination,” and went on to win all 11 states of the Confederacy in 1972. It’s called winning by losing.
Obama’s selection of White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew for treasury secretary, a former budget director whose intransigence in negotiations antagonized Hill Republicans, looks to be another fight the president is picking to portray the GOP as obstructionists who cannot accept the verdict of 2012.
The president is also taking a no-negotiations stance on the debt ceiling, saying he refuses to pay ransom to the GOP to prevent their destroying the nation’s credit rating. Republicans would do well to walk this terrain before choosing to fight upon it.
The coming gun battle, too, is one in which Obama seems to be seeking a clash where, should he lose on the assault weapons ban, he wins with the public and tars Republicans as lapdogs of the National Rifle Association. And the next time a massacre occurs, as inevitably it will, is there any doubt whom the Democrats will hold responsible?
The president has many weapons in his coming clashes with the congressional Republicans. He has the presidency itself, the bully pulpit. He has forums like the Inaugural Address and State of the Union that Republicans cannot match.
He has a press that deeply dislikes the Republican right and serves as his echo chamber. And while the White House speaks with a single voice, the Republican Party is a cacophony of voices.
With demography moving against the GOP, with more and more Americans becoming dependent upon government, it will take leadership not yet visible to rescue the Republican Party from the fate Barack Hussein Obama has in store for it.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...
More and more and more americans becoming dependent on govt. says it all , its obamas claim to fame he owns it, he da foodstamp pimp.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#839451 Jan 15, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
What a load? Are you implying Clinton was giving us a load when he said - guaranteed - Saddam would use his arsenals again?
The entire post was Clinton's own words.
Those blinders have to be uncomfortable. I understand party loyalty but when it interferes with perspective, maybe it's time to just take them off.
President Clinton did not invade Iraq
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#839452 Jan 15, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
What a load? Are you implying Clinton was giving us a load when he said - guaranteed - Saddam would use his arsenals again?
The entire post was Clinton's own words.
Those blinders have to be uncomfortable. I understand party loyalty but when it interferes with perspective, maybe it's time to just take them off.
As is the case always, your logic is totally flawed. Clinton conveyed his opinion but didn't start a war based on lies and accusations. The Iraqi war will forever be Bush-Cheneys mistake along with the neglect in Aft. Just by pretending or wishing that the Democrats were also to blame shows that you think it also was a mistake, but given the depth of your fanatacism along with your obvious inability to see the forest for the trees there is little hope of you ever seeing reality.

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