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

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#843936 Jan 21, 2013
From Obama's Great Inaugural speech

"We, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity. We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit. But we reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. For we remember the lessons of our past, when twilight years were spent in poverty, and parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn. We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few. We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us, at any time, may face a job loss, or a sudden illness, or a home swept away in a terrible storm. The commitments we make to each other – through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security – these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great."

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Very Kennedyesque!!
dem

Chicago, IL

#843937 Jan 21, 2013
TSM wrote:
Sounds from the PresidentÂ’s speech more of the same!!
Yeah, he knows half the country, the right, are really fkn stupid. So he is forced to repeat himself.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#843938 Jan 21, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I doubt you'll live that long. All the old racists will have to die off and a new generation will have to revamp your antiquated party of all the religious zealots, racists, homophobes, misogynists, xenophobes.
Continued economic failure and growth of the welfare class at the expense of the middle class will sink your ship.
Samboca

Pompano Beach, FL

#843939 Jan 21, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Well, they could have strapped him down and forced him to be raped by a vaginal probe, but, they didn't.
lily also loves the rape card
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#843940 Jan 21, 2013
King Died Supporting A Public Sector Union’s Strike: In King’s final sermon, he called upon the people of Memphis to join together in support of the Memphis sanitation worker’s AFSCME-led strike. “Let us develop a kind of dangerous unselfishness,” King preached. “when we have our march, you need to be there. If it means leaving work, if it means leaving school — be there.”
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#843941 Jan 21, 2013
King Compared Poverty To “Cannibalism” And Called For Its “Direct And Immediate Abolition”: King believed that poverty “is socially as cruel and blind as the practice of cannibalism at the dawn of civilization.” He called for America to abolish poverty by guaranteeing “white and Negro alike” a minimum income.

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#843942 Jan 21, 2013
Obama Inaugural Address: The Unapologetic President

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address, delivered on a crisp, overcast day at the nation’s capital, was an unapologetic one.

The president, who has spent the first four years navigating Washington as much as shaping it, used his platform on Monday to announce that his next four years will be marked by a more assertive approach. The speech wasn't devoid of the classic, Obama-esque ideal that the country itself, and the two political parties in particular, must come together for the common good. But the appeal he made wasn’t so much to the good nature of each individual lawmaker as it was to the need to confront the severity of the issues at hand.

The president talked about protecting entitlement programs upon which the elderly and the most vulnerable in society depend.

“They do not make us a nation of takers,” he declared, in a clear rebuke to the conservative House Republicans that have been his bęte noire.“They free us to take the risks that make this country great.

But Obama also gave a nod to items further down on the conventional list of top priorities: climate change and election reform included.

The underlying theme was altogether consistent: it is time for the country's reasonable majority to wrest back the agenda.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#843943 Jan 21, 2013
King Called War Funding A “Demonic Sucking Tube” Undermining Poverty Programs: King opposed the Vietnam war in no small part because it diverted precious resources away from anti-poverty programs. “A few years ago there was a shining moment in that struggle. It seemed as if there was a real promise of hope for the poor — both black and white — through the poverty program. . . . Then came the buildup in Vietnam and I watched the program broken and eviscerated as if it were some idle political plaything of a society gone mad on war, and I knew that America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued to draw men and skills and money like some demonic destructive suction tube.”

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#843944 Jan 21, 2013
TSM wrote:
Sounds from the President’s speech more of the same!!
Well all the ringers favorite things are there, 2nd term will attempt to introduce policies that address climate change, gun control, gays, equal pay for women. Everything the Republicans care about......or NOT!
dem

Chicago, IL

#843945 Jan 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>Continued economic failure and growth of the welfare class at the expense of the middle class will sink your ship.
Lol!
Except that's just another filthy fkn lie, from a filthy fkn liar.
Samboca

Pompano Beach, FL

#843946 Jan 21, 2013
dem wrote:
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Yeah, he knows half the country, the right, are really fkn stupid. So he is forced to repeat himself.
That's right...almost half the country voted for Romney instead of Obama...more than in 2008, because they have witnessed Obama's incompetence and failure for the past 4 years; the others like you prefer to remain really fkn stupid. LOL

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#843948 Jan 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Continued economic failure and growth of the welfare class at the expense of the middle class will sink your ship.
Golfer Phil Mickelson is considering Leaving the Welfare State of California.

Teed off: Golf star Phil Mickelson may bolt California over taxes

Mickelson said “drastic changes” are ahead for him due to federal and California state tax increases that have pushed his tax rate to what he figures adds up to “62, 63 percent.” The left-hander will talk more about his plans — possibly moving out of California or even retiring altogether

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/01/21/golf...
TSM

El Paso, TX

#843949 Jan 21, 2013
dem wrote:
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Yeah, he knows half the country, the right, are really fkn stupid. So he is forced to repeat himself.
Chicago …..Obama is the Poster Child of “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results!”
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#843950 Jan 21, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
Or a nitwit like you, who thinks there is only one meaning to common acronyms, or words.
LOL----------
Eir
In Norse mythology, Eir (Old Norse "help, mercy") is a goddess and/or valkyrie associated with medical skill. Eir is attested in the Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources; the Prose Epdda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson; and in skaldic poetry, including a runic inscription from Bergen, Norway from around 1300. Scholars have theorized about whether or not these three sources refer to the same figure, and debate whether or not Eir may have been originally a healing goddess and/or a valkyrie. In addition, Eir has been theorized as a form of the goddess Frigg and has been compared to the Greek goddess Hygiea.
or
Entrepreneur in residence (EIR),
or
Executive Intelligence Review (EIR)
or
'eir' is a freenode utility bot platform.
or
EIR Equipment Interchange Receipt
or
EIR Established Income Range
or
EIR Exposure Information Report
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I could go on, but suffice it to say your thinking that 'eir' has only one meaning displays your true ignorance.
You realy need to get out more!!
Jump Street makes you even more stupid!!
And no using your hangover as an excuse!!
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Sh@t up!
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#843951 Jan 21, 2013
TSM wrote:
Sounds from the President’s speech more of the same!!
That's why there was no point in listening.
dem

Chicago, IL

#843952 Jan 21, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Golfer Phil Mickelson is considering Leaving the Welfare State of California.

Teed off: Golf star Phil Mickelson may bolt California over taxes

Mickelson said “drastic changes” are ahead for him due to federal and California state tax increases that have pushed his tax rate to what he figures adds up to “62, 63 percent.” The left-hander will talk more about his plans — possibly moving out of California or even retiring altogether

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2013/01/21/golf...
Poor Phil.
White people problems can be a bitch.
Just imagine if he didn't have a job that everyone else thinks is a hobby.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#843953 Jan 21, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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This part probably sent them over the edge too:
"We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms. The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult. But America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it."
Obama is clueless about the Landscheit Grand Solar Minimum.

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#843955 Jan 21, 2013
Colin Powell:'Birther Nonsense' Is 'Killing The Base' Of The GOP

"Former Secretary of State Colin Powell continued to offer harsh but constructive criticism to his own party on Monday, advising Republicans to loudly reject "birther nonsense" and develop new policies to improve their outreach to the nation's shifting demographics.

“Republicans have to stop buying into things that demonize the president," Powell said during an appearance on ABC News. "I mean, why aren’t Republican leaders shouting out about all this birther nonsense and all these other things? They should speak out. This is the kind of intolerance that I’ve been talking about where these idiot presentations continue to be made and you don’t see the senior leadership of the party say,‘No, that’s wrong.’ In fact, sometimes by not speaking out, they’re encouraging it. And the base keeps buying the stuff."

Powell, who endorsed Obama in 2008 and again in 2012, said that the GOP's relative silence on such fringe issues came at a detriment to its popularity.

“And it’s killing the base of the party," he said. "I mean, 26 percent favorability rating for the party right now. It ought to be telling them something. So, instead of attacking me or whoever speaks like I do, look in the mirror and realize,‘How are we going to win the next election?'"

Powell then urged Republicans to reflect on their platform and identify some authentic ways to craft policies that would increase their appeal with minority voters.

“It’s a party that has to stop saying,‘We are going to appeal to you with new messages.’ You need policies -- the country is becoming more minority,” Powell said."
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#843956 Jan 21, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
From Obama's Great Inaugural speech
"We, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity. We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit. But we reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future. For we remember the lessons of our past, when twilight years were spent in poverty, and parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn. We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few. We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us, at any time, may face a job loss, or a sudden illness, or a home swept away in a terrible storm. The commitments we make to each other – through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security – these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great."
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Very Kennedyesque!!
The drunken woman killer?
dem

Chicago, IL

#843957 Jan 21, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>That's why there was no point in listening.
Dumb and proud.
I'd expect nothing less.

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