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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I would love to give GW Bush a good Sucking one day. I DREAM OF IT EVERY NIGHT !
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Jan 18, 2013
 
I left my wife for a Man .
I love to cuddle with a hairy man and rub his hairy ass . Mmmm
Love it !
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Wow, a school run & taught by 6 year olds. Interesting concept.
That would be about the comprehension level of most righties on here. Hear it on Fox today read it on here the next. Mindless programmed sheep. Seemingly never knowing.
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I have a little weiner but I love a big one to play with
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What a weirdo that Dupont is. JeeeeZe !

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Its been 3 days and no one on the right has been able to answer the question:
Why the hysteria over Obama recommending the ban of assault weapons since Reagan and G.W. Bush did the SAME thing?
So, let me answer it. You have been whipped into a frenzy over this because it now serves the interests of the Republican party to find ANY reason to marginalize Obama. The problem with picking this fight is that the majority of America realizes the lunacy of this position, even your past leadership.

This has nothing to do with the constitution and everything to do with Obama.

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Jan 18, 2013
 
maddmaxx7 wrote:
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NOt one of my favorite presidents, FDR could never have foreseen we could come down to less than 3 workers per retiree, he also couldn't have predicted life spans being extended by roughly 15-20 years.
Let's all tip our hats to the health nazis[mostly dems] who hounded smokers to quit, thus increasing the number of retirees living much longer.
I suspect FDR was dead when all the raises and shenanigans were done.
What FDR didn't forsee was Roe vs. Wade, he thought that the U.S. would continue to propagate not stagnate.
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If keeping guns out of the hands of criminals were as easy as outlawing certain categories of guns or ammunition or more thorough background checks, then it seems that all of the existing gun laws would have been more effective at reducing gun violence and that cities with the strictest gun laws, like Washington DC and Chicago, would be among our safest. They are not.

I have yet to see convincing evidence that more burdensome federal restrictions, like those being proposed by the President, will hit the target and reduce gun violence. I have seen studies suggesting that stricter gun laws disarm law-abiding citizens and make it easier for violent criminals to operate. But I’m open to reviewing new data if the President has some to offer after he’s done tweeting the most recent missive from an eight-year-old.

Let’s have a real conversation about the efficacy of gun laws, and what measures might prevent mass shootings and keep deadly weapons out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. Yet let’s have that conversation as adults, and leave the children out of it.
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Using Children To Pass Gun Laws Is Grotesque And Childish

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President Barack Obama embraces Grant Fritz and other children who wrote letters to the White House about gun violence after Obama signed a series of executive orders about the administraton's new gun law proposals in the Eisenhower Executive Office building January 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.(Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Parents are often asked by their children to solve unsolvable problems. When woken by nightmares, my daughter seeks reassurance that bad dreams won’t return when she closes her eyes again. I offer a fresh pillow, inviting her to think that somehow it will foster only happy visions.

If I cajoled them to, my kids could scratch out some tear-jerking pleas for the President to put an end to nightmares, lost stuffed animals, and illnesses of all kinds. Yet that really shouldn’t be the impetuous for nation-altering legislation. Grown-ups—including politicians—may have a duty to offer children reassurance after a trauma, but we cannot pretend that we have the power to wipe bad things out of existence.
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Using children’s pleas to end violence is about the most grotesque rhetorical tool available to politicians. Our natural instincts are to want to shield children from life’s pain. Yet fixating on our desperate desire to protect children from harm distracts from the truly important, adult business of assessing what solutions are actually available.

So it is with the gun debate. As if the massacre of children in Newtown, Connecticut wasn’t emotional enough, the President is now posing with children and publicizing kids’ pleas for the government to take action to prevent gun crimes. The Administration’s messaging strategy is clear: If you care about children, then you’ll do what we say and support new regulations and restrictions. Never mind questions about whether there is any evidence that the new restrictions will actually disarm would-be killers. We have to do something. You are either with us and the children, or you are on the side of mentally-ill, child-murdering maniacs.

This is not an intelligent way to approach public policy.
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Like many Americans, I’m no fan of guns. The first time I saw a real gun that wasn’t on a police officer or solider was in 2001 when I went skeet-shooting with my future husband’s grandfather. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed skeet-shooting, as well as how much my shoulder hurt from the shotgun’s kick-back. Years later, I went with my husband and some of his family to a firing range and shot a revolver. That wasn’t fun at all, it was terribly noisy, and I haven’t shot anything since.

I know only enough about guns to know that I know very little at all. I cannot imagine personally being comfortable enough with a gun to use one in self-defense, so guns scare me.

Yet just because I would never personally want to own or use a gun doesn’t mean that I have nothing at stake in the gun rights debate. I’m glad that there are women who know how to use guns and do so in their own defense. I want potential assailants not to assume that all women are helpless until the police arrive.

If keeping guns out of the hands of criminals were as easy as outlawing certain categories of guns or ammunition or more thorough background checks, then it seems that all of the existing gun laws would have been more effective at reducing gun violence and that cities with the strictest gun laws, like Washington DC and Chicago, would be among our safest. They are not.

I have yet to see convincing evidence that more burdensome federal restrictions, like those being proposed by the President, will hit the target and reduce gun violence. I have seen studies suggesting that stricter gun laws disarm law-abiding citizens and make it easier for violent criminals to operate. But I’m open to reviewing new data if the President has some to offer after he’s done tweeting the most recent missive from an eight-year-old.

Let’s have a real conversation about the efficacy of gun laws, and what measures might prevent mass shootings and keep deadly weapons out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill. Yet let’s have that conversation as adults, and leave the children out of it.

Carrie Lukas is the managing director of the Independent Women’s Forum.

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liberals are idiots wrote:
Using Children To Pass Gun Laws Is Grotesque And Childish
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: U.S. President B...
President Barack Obama embraces Grant Fritz and other children who wrote letters to the White House about gun violence after Obama signed a series of executive orders about the administraton's new gun law proposals in the Eisenhower Executive Office building January 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.(Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
Parents are often asked by their children to solve unsolvable problems. When woken by nightmares, my daughter seeks reassurance that bad dreams won’t return when she closes her eyes again. I offer a fresh pillow, inviting her to think that somehow it will foster only happy visions.
If I cajoled them to, my kids could scratch out some tear-jerking pleas for the President to put an end to nightmares, lost stuffed animals, and illnesses of all kinds. Yet that really shouldn’t be the impetuous for nation-altering legislation. Grown-ups—including politicians—may have a duty to offer children reassurance after a trauma, but we cannot pretend that we have the power to wipe bad things out of existence.
Here's How The GOP Can Overcome Women's Trust Issues With Conservatives Carrie Lukas Carrie Lukas Contributor
Sandra Fluke Can Have 2012, Let's Celebrate Non-Coerced Giving In 2013 Carrie Lukas Carrie Lukas Contributor
Yes America, Your Fellow Citizens DO Abuse Federal Aid Programs Carrie Lukas Carrie Lukas Contributor
Is A "War On Women" The Best That President Obama Can Do? Carrie Lukas Carrie Lukas Contributor
Using children’s pleas to end violence is about the most grotesque rhetorical tool available to politicians. Our natural instincts are to want to shield children from life’s pain. Yet fixating on our desperate desire to protect children from harm distracts from the truly important, adult business of assessing what solutions are actually available.
So it is with the gun debate. As if the massacre of children in Newtown, Connecticut wasn’t emotional enough, the President is now posing with children and publicizing kids’ pleas for the government to take action to prevent gun crimes. The Administration’s messaging strategy is clear: If you care about children, then you’ll do what we say and support new regulations and restrictions. Never mind questions about whether there is any evidence that the new restrictions will actually disarm would-be killers. We have to do something. You are either with us and the children, or you are on the side of mentally-ill, child-murdering maniacs.
This is not an intelligent way to approach public policy.
Fox Contributor Attacks Obama For "Exploiting" Kids While Endorsing The NRA Using The President's Children

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/01/16/fox-c...
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Jan 18, 2013
 
Should the NRA Gun Ad Mentioning President Obama’s Children Be Pulled?

Megyn Kelly noted,“Obviously the president’s children are in a special circumstance. They are under threat at all times, sadly, because they are the children of the president of the United States.”

Kelly questioned,“I don’t know that we should be discussing the security situation of the Obama girls. But now we are because this ad — and I understand the point they’re trying to make,[…] but is it appropriate to talk about the security that these two little girls have?”

Fox News contributor Julie Roginsky called the NRA’s actions “reprehensible” for dragging them into this issue and putting their whereabouts into public discussion. She called for the NRA to pull the ad and said,“This is leading us down a slippery horrible slope which I believe will probably endanger these girls more than they’re endangered already.”

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2013/01/16/should-t...
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Mitt Wrongney wrote:
<quoted text> until you have proof of what you have read is true you have no argument carol to back up more of your lies, go to sleep.
One man's truths are another man's lies.

What can I say?

You see things through a different lens.
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sonicfilter wrote:
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Fox Contributor Attacks Obama For "Exploiting" Kids While Endorsing The NRA Using The President's Children
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/01/16/fox-c...
The NRA is right and they have
made a big point!Obama is taking the freedoms away from good people
who obey the law and giving guns to Outlaws!He does not give a damn about WE THE PEOPLE KIDS!He has 24/7 protection around him and his
kids with body guards that have guns and i think he should!However
WE THE PEOPLE should have the same RIGHTS!

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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LOL, yes, and then they begin to realize that they can't just pander to the rich old white guys; they have to embrace the Latinos!
Then Ann Coulter goes into her rant about how they're all nitwits, lazy and on welfare!! Keep talking! They can't help themselves; they are what they are and as Rachel Maddow said, let them believe that it was because of a hurricane!
The R party is done!!
If the Republicans want to shoot themseelves in the foot they may do so with my blessings!
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Jan 18, 2013
 
"need guns to protect ourselves from the government" crowd:

Remember when conservatives used to say, "America, love it or leave it"? When just about any protest coming from somewhere else along the ideological spectrum was cause to question that person's loyalty and love of country? Ah yes. Those were the days.

But now, after decades of positioning government as the enemy, the more recent rise of Tea Party populism, and the prospects of a two-term Democratic president, some on the right find themselves in rather a different place. Instead of impugning the loyalties of others for their perceived lack of patriotism, they are left to employ a sort of situational patriotism all their own.

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/anson-kay...

....If you only love America when it agrees with you, that isn't love at all. It's a kind of situational patriotism that says more about you than fidelity to your country. Makes one yearn for a time when patriotism was made of sterner stuff.
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Jan 18, 2013
 
Fiscal cliff???

Help for 47%'ers.....create a committee or...better yet-a council!

Obama's job council marks year without official meeting!!!

http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar...
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Fiscal cliff?

Help the 47%''ers!!!!!!

Raise taxes on romneys umderwear!

Meanwhile....

US prisoners...

2010....
Filed $758m in fradulent tax rerurns!!!

http://money.cnn.com/2013/01/17/pf/taxes/pris...
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In other news the new Ford Fusion Energi, a plug-in hybrid offers up to 100 mpg with a 620 mile cruising range.
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liberals are idiots wrote:
<quoted text>The NRA is right and they have
made a big point!Obama is taking the freedoms away from good people
who obey the law and giving guns to Outlaws!He does not give a damn about WE THE PEOPLE KIDS!He has 24/7 protection around him and his
kids with body guards that have guns and i think he should!However
WE THE PEOPLE should have the same RIGHTS!
Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited.
http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-290....

seems you nutjobs don't know who interprets the constitution.

but i can assure you it's not right wing nutjobs.

all this talk of the Constitution is waste of time. you should be more worried about what happens when an assault weapons ban hits the court....

From Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.
http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-290....

and the court is out on a precedent changing limb with that one.

....Handguns are ok to carry because they're not “dangerous and unusual weapons.”....

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/07-290....

you guys(peeps who don't really care anyway, but just like to make noise about government) are screwed.

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