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 wrote:
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.
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Mayor Bloomberg wanted President Obama to go down fighting on this issue if necessary.- on Charlie Rose -
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Keep Bush dog out of Pakistan. Dog was rescued by NY Coast Guard. Message stated. GF008 Safer World 2013.
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Lincoln wrote:
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"Drama Queen Act" gets old.
Iraq war is over, President Obama withdrew the troops.
Next withdrawal Afghanistan.
The Presidents next 4 years will be filled with accomplishments; ending the war in Afghanistan, bringing the troops home; Obamacares will be implemented, hopefully with some tweeking, as in resurrecting the public option; an assault weapons ban; reducing the deficit, lowering unemployment rates... should be in good shape for the transition to Hillary!
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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
Tag Romney claimed that his father did not want to be President!!
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Lincoln wrote:
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"Look, we KNOW Saddam had WMDs"
is most likely you.
It has not been established and most may not be for several decades. It took thirty year for the World War II ULTRA secret to be revealed.
All you are reading is partisan accounts which exist pro and con.
According to reports from the previous UN inspection agency, UNSCOM, Iraq produced 600 metric tons of chemical agents, including mustard gas, VX and sarin, and nearly 25,000 rockets and 15,000 artillery shells, with chemical agents, that are still unaccounted for.

http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/01/27/sprj.irq.bli...

The CNN report was in 2003. You should read it.
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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?
.... those are Not on faux
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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.
And who might that be?
Romney was one of the biggest liars who ever ran for President.
After the election; all the pundits were saying that all the anti womens rights talk, the rape comments, the anti immigration stances, the anti medicare, medicaide, social security, anti gay positions were what cost you the election. Lindsay Graham said "we've run out of angry white guys";
That being said; what was the first order of business for Marsha Blackburn? Defund Planned Parenthood.
Paul Ryan: Resurrect his stupid idiotic Personhood Bill
Gingry in GA: Agreed with Mourdoch and Akin re rape comments.
What the hell is wrong with you people? Are you that dense?
However, I digress. Because of the above; we'll all be dead before another Republican gets near the White House. The American people thank you.
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Mayor Bloomberg wanted President Obama to go down fighting on this issue if necessary.- on Charlie Rose -
I agree.

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When Romney took office in 2003, Massachusetts had a $3 billion deficit. By 2005, the state had a $1 billion surplus, plus a so-called rainy day fund of another $2 billion. When Romney left office on January 4, 2006, the Bay State had a balanced budget plus the rainy day fund — all without ever raising taxes.
“What I think stands out about his relationship with the legislature is he made it a point not to demonize his political opposition,” Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney’s senior adviser, tells me.
“Instead of giving speeches that were critical of the Democratic leadership, he invited them into his office every week for a meeting to discuss their shared agenda for the state. And sometimes there was business to discuss, and when there wasn't, the meeting still took place. They would end up talking about the last movie they saw,” Fehrnstrom said.
http://www.newsmax.com/RonaldKessler/Romney-S...
you have no clue what he did I guess you havent talked to anybody from Massachusetts which everything doubled in cost.
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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?
Absolutely; and things will be in good shape for the next Democratic President; Hillary Clinton? Gov. Cuomo?

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NRA supports ban on assault weapons in 1986:

The lone piece of significant legislation related to gun rights during the Reagan administration was the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986. Signed into law by Reagan on May 19, 1986, the legislation amended the Gun Control Act of 1968 by repealing parts of the original act that were deemed by studies to be unconstitutional.

The National Rifle Association and other pro gun groups lobbied for passage of the legislation, and it was generally considered favorable for gun owners. Among other things, the act made it easier to transport long rifles across the United States, ended federal records-keeping on ammunition sales and prohibited the prosecution of someone passing through areas with strict gun control with firearms in their vehicle, so long as the gun were properly stored.

However, the act also contained a provision banning the ownership of any fully automatic firearms not registered by May 19, 1986. That provision was slipped into the legislation as an 11th hour amendment by Rep. William J. Hughes, a New Jersey Democrat. Reagan has been criticized by some gun owners for signing legislation containing the Hughes amendment.

http://civilliberty.about.com/od/guncontrol/a...
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brown eyes wrote:
Koch Brothers think they own U.S. Congress. GF008 Safer World 2013.
Well, they and others thought they could buy the White House; the people prevailed. They will again in 2014. Have faith.
The American people proved that corporations are not people. They know they have to get out the vote big to fight off these fascists.
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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)?
this NON NRA member didn't bother following existing gun laws, do you think starting Tuesday he will?

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<quoted text> Voting for the incompetent Obama was throwing your vote away, because you ended up with an additional 4 more years of inadequate leadership and Obamafailure.
sad thing we 8 years of inadequate leadership and bushfailure prior to Obama which the Conservatives are Right, GW Bush was incompetent but what choice did you have.
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U.S. Gov need ATF to fight illegal drug sales as well as illegal firearms sales. GF008 Safer World 2013.
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Fiscal cliff?

No money wasted?

Expand the help given to the 47%'ers!

Poor 47%'ers!!!!

FY2010
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid....
made $80 BILLION in improper payments...
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It s simple:obama would have been older and white,he wouldn t have won the election.these lasts electkon were mostly based on ethnical votes than on really political choices.

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Atmore Al wrote:
<quoted text>Your worship of the incompetent Obama is interesting; how long have you been a member of Rev. Wright's church?
I dont worship nobody I Know the Difference between modern Liberal which was Obama & an East & West Coast Modern Ultra Liberal which was Romney and why do you think he has a home on both coast especially in California which would be my last choice.
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AkQaeda us mad did not want President Obama re-elected so they attack Mali to make Romney seem accurate. GF008 Safer World 2013.
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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?
after Obama gives illegals amnesty, do you think they'll bother to get car insurance? I know we'll be paying for their health insurance.

“What percent of car accidents are caused by illegal immigrants?” Their simple answer is,“Current interpretation of anti-discrimination laws hinder compilation of such statistics.” 2 To find the politically incorrect but truthful answer to the question, one needs to dig deeper, but not much deeper, to see the ramifications of illegal aliens driving in the U.S.

In 2011, the Department of Homeland Securityreported the deportation of 35,927 illegal immigrants convicted of driving under the influence.3 Congressman Steve King (R-IA) asserts that illegal alien drunk drivers kill over 4,700 Americans a year — 13 U.S. citizens die every 24 hours.4 Another study, published by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, cited motor vehicle crashes as the single leading cause of death for Hispanics between the ages of one and 44.5 And according to an analysis by the New York Times, about 4.5 million illegal aliens in the U.S. drive on a regular basis, many without licenses or insurance, or even the ability to read road signs written in English.6

http://www.thesocialcontract.com/artman2/publ...

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