Barack Obama, our next President

"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 ... Full Story
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#840111 Jan 16, 2013
I remember when Republicans used to pick fights they had a chance of winning.
—@LOLGOP via TweetDeck
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#840112 Jan 16, 2013
Koch Brothers think they own U.S. Congress. GF008 Safer World 2013.
carol

Orlando, FL

#840113 Jan 16, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Republicans clearly need a candidate who can lie better than the opposition...and get away with it.
Promise everything to everybody, regardless of cost.
As for Huntsman, what would be the point?
Exactly. Republicans are going to have to learn how to wear boxing gloves.

But lying isn't necessary. Telling the truth with mind-numbing, relentless one-two punches is all that's needed for a winning strategy.

Romney decided to be the president of the debate team, not the boxing team.

The next republican candidate better start training now.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#840114 Jan 16, 2013
Jumping out ahead of Washington, New York enacted the nation's toughest gun restrictions Tuesday and the first since the Connecticut school shooting, including an expanded assault-weapon ban and mandatory background checks for buying ammunition.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law less than an hour after it won final passage in the Legislature, with supporters hailing it as a model for the nation and gun-rights activists condemning it as a knee-jerk piece of legislation that won't make anyone safer and is too extreme to win support in the rest of the country.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/15/new-...

Rest of the country like CT, MD, CO where proposals are on the table? How about those Pew (In Gun Control Debate, Several Options Draw Majority Support) and ABC/WaPo (After Newtown Shootings, Most Back Some Gun Controls, Poll Shows) polls? How about ME (Poll finds support for guns – as well as limits – in Maine) and NJ (Gun control finds support in N.J., according to latest poll)?
Lincoln

United States

#840115 Jan 16, 2013
carol wrote:
“I will be voting to give the president of the United States the authority to use force – if necessary – to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.”— John F. Kerry, Oct 2002
“The threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but as I said, it is not new. It has been with us since the end of that war, and particularly in the last 4 years we know after Operation Desert Fox failed to force him to reaccept them, that he has continued to build those weapons. He has had a free hand for 4 years to reconstitute these weapons, allowing the world, during the interval, to lose the focus we had on weapons of mass destruction and the issue of proliferation.”— John Kerry, October 9, 2002
“(W)e need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime. We all know the litany of his offenses. He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation.… And now he is miscalculating America&#65533;s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction. That is why the world, through the United Nations Security Council, has spoken with one voice, demanding that Iraq disclose its weapons programs and disarm. So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but it is not new. It has been with us since the end of the Persian Gulf War.”— John Kerry, Jan 23, 2003
Read it and weep.
"Drama Queen Act" gets old.
Iraq war is over, President Obama withdrew the troops.
Next withdrawal Afghanistan.
OATH KEEPERS

Nashville, NC

#840116 Jan 16, 2013
Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, veterans, peace officers, and firefighters who will fulfill the oath we swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God.

Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and we will not obey unconstitutional (and thus illegal) and immoral orders, such as orders to disarm the American people or to place them under martial law and deprive them of their ancient right to jury trial.

We Oath Keepers have drawn a line in the sand. We will not “just follow orders.”

Our motto is “Not on our watch!”

If you, the American people, are forced to once again fight for your liberty in another American Revolution, you will not be alone. We will stand with you.

There is at this time a debate within the ranks of the military regarding their oath. Some mistakenly believe they must follow any order the President issues. But you can rest assured that many others in the military do understand that their loyalty is to the Constitution, and understand what that means.

The mission of Oath Keepers is to vastly increase their numbers. We are in a battle for the hearts and minds of our own troops. To win that battle, Oath Keepers will use written and video testimony of active duty military, veterans (especially combat vets), and peace officers to reach, teach, and inspire our brothers in arms in the military and police to fulfill their oaths and stand as guardians of the Republic.

If you are currently in the military, are a veteran, or are a peace officer, please submit your written and/or video testimony on your oath, so you can help us win that battle for hearts and minds. Your submission may be anonymous.

Guardians of the Republic, fulfill your oath. Join us.

(read a longer description here)

What We Are Not

“written by Capt. Gregory Gooch (Ret.) in March, 2009&#8243; who was is now a retired member of the Oath Keepers National Board.

We are Not advocating or promoting the overthrow of any government whether local, state or national. We want our governments to return to the Constitutional Republic which the Declaration of Independence and the
Constitution defined and instituted.

We are Not advocating or promoting violence towards any organization, group or person. We are determined to Keep our Oath to support and defend the Constitution.

We are not advocating or promoting the removal of any person from his or her elected office. We want all elected persons to live up to their Oath to “support and defend the Constitution” as it is written or to leave of their own volition.

We are not advocating or promoting that anyone in the Judicial Branch be removed or replaced. We want the Justices in the Judicial Branch to follow the Constitution as written without interpretation.

We are not advocating or promoting any particular form of government other than the Constitutional Republic which the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution defined and instituted.

We are not advocating or promoting the rewriting of the Constitution nor are we asking for an Amendment thereto. We are insisting on the Constitution being Enforced as it is written.

We are Not advocating or promoting any act or acts of aggression against any organization or person for any
reason including, but not limited to; race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, gender or sexual orientation.

We hope for a return to a Constitutional Republic free from fear and hatred. We hate only tyranny.

We are Oath Sworn Americans who want the Constitution returned to its legal and rightful place, intact, as the ultimate Law of the Land.

BYLAWS OF OATH KEEPERS

http://oathkeepers.org/oath/about/
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#840117 Jan 16, 2013
My advice for the president as someone who reads polls: go for it, if it's what you want to do. There is much discussion that acting by executive order would be seen as a "totalitarian" action and provoke a backlash. Nonsense, so long as the order is supporting a measure the public favors.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/...
carol

Orlando, FL

#840118 Jan 16, 2013
carol wrote:
“I will be voting to give the president of the United States the authority to use force – if necessary – to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.”— John F. Kerry, Oct 2002
“The threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but as I said, it is not new. It has been with us since the end of that war, and particularly in the last 4 years we know after Operation Desert Fox failed to force him to reaccept them, that he has continued to build those weapons. He has had a free hand for 4 years to reconstitute these weapons, allowing the world, during the interval, to lose the focus we had on weapons of mass destruction and the issue of proliferation.”— John Kerry, October 9, 2002
“(W)e need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime. We all know the litany of his offenses. He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation.… And now he is miscalculating America&#65533;s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction. That is why the world, through the United Nations Security Council, has spoken with one voice, demanding that Iraq disclose its weapons programs and disarm. So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real, but it is not new. It has been with us since the end of the Persian Gulf War.”— John Kerry, Jan 23, 2003
Read it and weep.
Good morning, debil. I see you're in rare form today. Get a good night's sleep?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#840120 Jan 16, 2013
This tweet, which arrived midafternoon yesterday from the redoubtable @LOLGOP, really does say it all:“The GOP is rebranding itself from a party that accidentally blows up the world economy to one that purposely blows up the world economy.” How quaint today seem George W. Bush and his economic minions, with their endearing good intentions! We learn now from Politico that the current crop is ready to take the country, and the world, down to the gates of hell. Many of them have now passed the point of wanting to get their way. On some twisted level, they want not to get their way—to blow up the building just to see what happens.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/01...
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#840119 Jan 16, 2013
OBAMA THE BULLY wrote:
Wyoming Bill Would Nullify Obama Gun Control, Jail Feds
Written by Alex Newman
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As the Obama administration plots various assaults on gun rights by “executive order” and legislation, proposals described as “very extreme” even by some Democrats, state lawmakers in Wyoming have another idea. Republican legislators are rallying behind nullification legislation that would void unconstitutional infringements on the right to keep and bear arms, even providing prison time for any federal agents who may try to enforce Washington, D.C., gun control in the state. Lawmakers expect it to pass.
The new bill, H.B. 0104 or the “Firearms Protection Act,” would nullify any new federal infringements on the constitutionally protected gun rights of state residents — who enjoy some of the lowest crime rates while being among the most heavily armed people in America. Unconstitutional federal gun registration schemes, as well as restrictions on semi-automatic guns or standard-capacity magazines, would also be nullified under the legislation.
There are teeth in the proposed law too: Any federal official attempting to enforce unconstitutional statutes or decrees infringing on gun rights passed after January 1 of this year would be charged with a felony. If convicted, criminal officials would be punished by up to five years in state prison and a $5,000 fine. The legislation also authorizes the state attorney general to defend citizens of Wyoming if federal authorities seek prosecutions under unconstitutional gun control rules.
At least eight state representatives and two state senators have already sponsored the legislation. And nationwide, support for similar measures is exploding. "We want to get things ahead of the game," Republican state Rep. Kendell Kroeker, the primary sponsor of the bill, told the Huffington Post. "We take the Second Amendment seriously in Wyoming.... If the federal government is going to pass laws taking back our rights, it is our right as a state to defend those rights."
Get real, the only thing you and your party are defending is the NRA, who in essence could give a sh1t less abut any amendment. Those greedy bastards depend on puppets like you to protect their greedy azzes. How any "REAL" American can be against responsible gun control is to show total ignorance. Congratulations Puppet.
carol

Orlando, FL

#840121 Jan 16, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Carol posted the same thing yesterday; who wrote it?
No, I didn't. Debil must have made a fool of you again.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#840122 Jan 16, 2013
Did Prosecutors Go Too Far In Swartz Case?

Criticism is raining down on prosecutors in Massachusetts after the suicide of computer genius Aaron Swartz, who helped to develop innovations like RSS.

Swartz, 26, had been facing trial on 13 felony charges for allegedly breaking into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology network and accessing millions of documents. Friends and family argue Swartz was the victim of Justice Department overreach. But legal experts say the case is more complicated than that.

Prosecutors in Massachusetts who brought the case charged Swartz with wire and computer fraud, violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act that could have carried more than three decades in prison. Lawyers say even if Swartz had gone to trial and had been convicted, he would have faced about four years or less, given his lack of a prior criminal record.

http://www.npr.org/2013/01/15/169421636/did-p...

He committed suicide.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#840123 Jan 16, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
My advice for the president as someone who reads polls: go for it, if it's what you want to do. There is much discussion that acting by executive order would be seen as a "totalitarian" action and provoke a backlash. Nonsense, so long as the order is supporting a measure the public favors.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/...
I agreee, go for it.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#840124 Jan 16, 2013
OATH KEEPERS wrote:
Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, veterans, peace officers, and firefighters who will fulfill the oath we swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God.
Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and we will not obey unconstitutional (and thus illegal) and immoral orders, such as orders to disarm the American people or to place them under martial law and deprive them of their ancient right to jury trial.
We Oath Keepers have drawn a line in the sand. We will not “just follow orders.”
Our motto is “Not on our watch!”
If you, the American people, are forced to once again fight for your liberty in another American Revolution, you will not be alone. We will stand with you.
There is at this time a debate within the ranks of the military regarding their oath. Some mistakenly believe they must follow any order the President issues. But you can rest assured that many others in the military do understand that their loyalty is to the Constitution, and understand what that means.
The mission of Oath Keepers is to vastly increase their numbers. We are in a battle for the hearts and minds of our own troops. To win that battle, Oath Keepers will use written and video testimony of active duty military, veterans (especially combat vets), and peace officers to reach, teach, and inspire our brothers in arms in the military and police to fulfill their oaths and stand as guardians of the Republic.
If you are currently in the military, are a veteran, or are a peace officer, please submit your written and/or video testimony on your oath, so you can help us win that battle for hearts and minds. Your submission may be anonymous.
Guardians of the Republic, fulfill your oath. Join us.
(read a longer description here)
What We Are Not
“written by Capt. Gregory Gooch (Ret.) in March, 2009&#8243; who was is now a retired member of the Oath Keepers National Board.
We are Not advocating or promoting the overthrow of any government whether local, state or national. We want our governments to return to the Constitutional Republic which the Declaration of Independence and the
Constitution defined and instituted.
We are Not advocating or promoting violence towards any organization, group or person. We are determined to Keep our Oath to support and defend the Constitution.
We are not advocating or promoting the removal of any person from his or her elected office. We want all elected persons to live up to their Oath to “support and defend the Constitution” as it is written or to leave of their own volition.
We are not advocating or promoting that anyone in the Judicial Branch be removed or replaced. We want the Justices in the Judicial Branch to follow the Constitution as written without interpretation.
We are not advocating or promoting any particular form of government other than the Constitutional Republic which the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution defined and instituted.
We are not advocating or promoting the rewriting of the Constitution nor are we asking for an Amendment thereto. We are insisting on the Constitution being Enforced as it is written.
We are Not advocating or promoting any act or acts of aggression against any organization or person for any
reason including, but not limited to; race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, gender or sexual orientation.
We hope for a return to a Constitutional Republic free from fear and hatred. We hate only tyranny.
We are Oath Sworn Americans who want the Constitution returned to its legal and rightful place, intact, as the ultimate Law of the Land.
BYLAWS OF OATH KEEPERS
http://oathkeepers.org/oath/about/
take it up with the Court. they're you're problem.
Grey Ghost

Partlow, VA

#840125 Jan 16, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Grampy posted the same thing verbatim; I don't believe you wrote that.
Now lily, surely you cannot expect a Republican to be truthful.Perish the thought.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#840126 Jan 16, 2013
Reality seems to be enjoying a sudden burst of momentum this afternoon, as more Republicans and conservatives are coming out and acknowledging the debt ceiling will have to be raised. The latest: GOP Senator Susan Collins.

Collins spokesman Kevin Kelley emails me:


Senator Collins recognizes that the debt ceiling is going to have to be raised because the U.S. cannot default on its obligations to pay for spending that has already occurred.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line...
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#840127 Jan 16, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
No, I didn't. Debil must have made a fool of you again.
Oh really?
Lincoln

United States

#840128 Jan 16, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Unfortunately, Romney's Mormonism and wealth went against him. He also made the mistake of playing it much too safe during the home stretch and lost much of the spotlight the week after the hurricane and right before the election. He was leading in some polls by as much as 7 points before that happened. Obama was able to take full advantage of looking very presidential.
But the 47% remark was also unfortunate.
In contrast, Obama won on a platform of abortion and free birth control pills.
He's the luckiest man on the planet, I would say.
Fortunately we were spared Romney !

Hey Carol! You are the last Republican on this thread who makes any sense,... except John Galt on occasion.
Don't go away!Don't have a heart attack over politics.

News media keeps us on the "end of the world" crisis talk to sell soap.

Enjoy a day with your daughter!
Keep Childfund !!

Peace
brown eyes

Christiansburg, VA

#840129 Jan 16, 2013
NRA you are out of touch with your advertisements. GF008 Safer World 2013.

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#840130 Jan 16, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, my bad then. Maybe you can enlighten me as to the promises Obama made about immigration that were fulfilled in the past four years. I must have missed it or wasn't paying enough attention.
Then you can rant about clueless folks infiltrating the republican party.
I anxiously await hearing back from you.
Here's some other stuff you might have missed:
Health care reform, an improving economy, ending two wars, removed restrictions on funding embryonic stem cell research with gun control and immigration reform next on the list, all accomplished dragging along a adversarial congress. If Obama does nothing else this has been an incredibly successful presidency! Sure puts to rest the "weak president" argument, doesn't it?

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