Barack Obama, our next President

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sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#851995 Feb 1, 2013
Senate Republicans Squandered a Big Opportunity Yesterday to Help Their Party

Matt Duss reviews yesterday’s spectacle and makes a good observation:

Any hopes that Republicans might be embracing a new reasonableness in the wake of their Election Day drubbing will have to be put off. They evinced a level of disdain for the nominee that I don’t recall ever seeing in a similar hearing [bold mine-DL].

It’s that seething disdain for Hagel that is so remarkable. Republican hard-liners have contributed to their party’s defeats in three of the last four elections, and they inflicted long-term damage on their party’s reputation on foreign policy by embracing the biggest foreign policy blunder in a generation, and now they are furious with Hagel because he’s one of the few national Republicans to recognize reality. McCain’s obsession with insisting on the rightness of the “surge” that failed on the Bush administration’s own terms is one example of this refusal to cope with reality.

If it were just McCain doing this, we could dismiss it as part of a long pattern of his embittered reactions to past political defeats. The amazing thing is that virtually every Republican member of the committee yesterday pretended to be just as incensed and outraged by Hagel as McCain was. Four of the Republican members are new Senators elected in 2010 or last year, and in some respects the new members were worse than McCain in trying to prove their hard-line credentials. Senate Republicans had an opportunity yesterday to demonstrate that they had learned something from the failures of the Bush era and the folly of hard-line policies, and they threw it away without giving it a moment’s thought.

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/lariso...

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#851996 Feb 1, 2013
Well, I've got to go get the last inspection of the latest motorcycle I built done at DoT and get a new-build title today.
Thank each and every one of you for purchasing products made from oil. My life would not be the same without your support.
Jane Says

New York, NY

#851997 Feb 1, 2013
culture trumps politics. for proof, look no further than the very first post-election issue Republicans were told they needed to address: getting on the right side of Hispanics by neutralizing the illegal-immigrant issue.

A population perhaps the size of Australia's or four mid-sized EU nations' strolled into America and decided to stay. In doing so, they broke the law. Literally. That's to say, some of the most basic laws of the nation lie shattered and discarded.

Municipally, we have "sanctuary cities" and "hiring halls."

At the state level, Illinois is merely the latest to issue driver's licenses and other legal ID to persons who are in the country illegally.

Federally, the president himself has decreed by executive order that the laws of the nation not be enforced — and, indeed, anybody minded to try enforcing them (Arizona) gets hauled into court.

This is a highly legalistic society with laws against everything and most of them with stiff jail sentences attached. Yet a group of squatters has rendered the law irrelevant.

Four of the September 11 terrorists obtained the picture ID they used to board the plane through the illegal-immigrant day-worker network in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven in Falls Church, Va.

But 3,000 corpses wasn't enough to persuade either the citizenry or their representatives to end their indulgence of such networks.

Indeed, it's estimated that half of the "undocumented" have come here since 9/11:
That's to say, they broke into a country on Code Orange alert.

The culture frames the issue, starting with the appropriation of language: These are "hard-working families" willing to do "the jobs Americans won't do," notwithstanding the strains they place on hospitals and schools, the contributions they make to gang crime and drunk-driving statistics ...

Once upon a time they were "illegal," then "undocumented," now just "immigrants," a word with longstanding emotional resonance in America but nevertheless one that used to mean guys who stood in line at consulates, filled in the paperwork, and paid the application fees, and whose redefinition into something entirely different has been accepted as a fait accompli.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#851998 Feb 1, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Dow Hits 14,000 For First Time Since October 2007
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/d...
thats what happens when the government bails out Wall Street and the hell with Main Street.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#852000 Feb 1, 2013
Death of Tenzing wrote:
<quoted text>
Who still puts job postings in the newspaper?
Depends on the type of job.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#852002 Feb 1, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
Because Bush actually arrested one of the hijackers before the 9/11(2001) attack, idiot.
He arrested 1 out of the 20 terrorists??

That one was arrested for immigration violation in Aug. 2001.

Bush never got the intel that led to 9-11. What was wrong with his team that they had one of the terrorists, but were not able to learn of the planned 9-11 attack??

Bush failed the Nation miserably.

Did he prevent any of the attacks??

Of course not.

Under Bush, the Pentagon and the WTC were attacked with airplanes.

And you're touting the fact he caught 1 out of 20??

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Are you quite serious??

Bush's incompetence led to the worst attack on American soil in American History.

Deal with it, liar.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#852003 Feb 1, 2013
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Tax rates for the wealthy are now much higher than under Clinton.
39.6%?

and as i see it's 'No Citation Needed Day'......why should i?
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#852004 Feb 1, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
... another idiot.
The State Department is in control of the security, and who is responsible for stripping down the security detatchmment.
The Department of Defense is in control of the AC-130 and Force Recon Marine units specifically positioned to respond to an attack on the embassy in Libya.
Pay close attention here....
The State Department cannot give orders to the Department of Defense.
The Department of Defense had a plan of action and default orders in the case of an attack on the embassy in Libya.
Only the White House had the authority to override the default orders of the units specifically positioned solely to respond to an attack on the embassy in Libya.
Where was Obama during the 7-hour battle between Al Qaeda and the stripped-down embassy security detatchment in Benghazi while the real-time video was being watched in the White House?
(You can answer the question of why Obama lied for two weeks trying to cover up the Al Qaeda terrorist attack against the US later.)
Do you have a gun?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#852005 Feb 1, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Population level rising at 0.899% yearly. Employment level growth is at 0.228% yearly. That means the population is growing three times faster than jobs. Y'all just keep believing the lies.
Low growth is an essential part of the "green" movement to "sustainable" growth.

Welcome to the new reality of reduced expectations, where mediocre is the new excellent.
forks_make_us_fa t

Oklahoma City, OK

#852007 Feb 1, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, we know how you hate to see the DOW hit 14,000 for the first time since 2007, the year Bush crashed the economy!!
Wasn't that Dubya fellow President then?? The guy who destroyed our economy??
Dow stands at 13,997 at this moment.
3 points from the significant 14000 level!!
Now let's see you nitwits attack capitalism some more, telling us how the Capitalists are all wrong, the market is really at 6,000!!
C'mon, Flake, you're as dumb as Emaam. Let's see you say something truly ignorant again!!
You doophus....

Now when stories of vulture capitalist emerge you'll be attacking every white man in utah...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#852008 Feb 1, 2013
Realtime wrote:
In other news__DOW is fixin to bust 14,000, S&P already over 1,500. Chrysler sales up 16% in January.
Your buddy Dwight quit again during the game the other night, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

A world-class turkey.
lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#852009 Feb 1, 2013
Jane Says wrote:
<quoted text>didn't post who wrote it. as Hillary would say, "does it matter?" and if did, the LibObots would pounce on the writer, ignoring the message. as you, Queen (sized) of the LibObots, did. aren't you missing mahjong at the clubhouse or something equally useful?
Yes it does matter, you knew if you say you were quote Anne Fking Coulter, you'd be laughed off the farm

Now go back and memorize the NYPost you stupid miserable swine.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#852010 Feb 1, 2013
Another series of lies, from the Topix nitwit!!

So only the President can give the order, eh??

Yet you previously claimed that Obama was unaware of the OBL operation!!

You can't have it both ways, Dweeb. Your tinfoil hat will short circuit and explode.

You're a very bad liar. You mix up your stories to the point where they make no sense at all.

Much like the Rmoney Santorum landslide, eh??

Or the Randy Weaver was a Patriot lie??

HAHAHAHAHA
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
... another idiot.
The State Department is in control of the security, and who is responsible for stripping down the security detatchmment.
The Department of Defense is in control of the AC-130 and Force Recon Marine units specifically positioned to respond to an attack on the embassy in Libya.
Pay close attention here....
The State Department cannot give orders to the Department of Defense.
The Department of Defense had a plan of action and default orders in the case of an attack on the embassy in Libya.
Only the White House had the authority to override the default orders of the units specifically positioned solely to respond to an attack on the embassy in Libya.
Where was Obama during the 7-hour battle between Al Qaeda and the stripped-down embassy security detatchment in Benghazi while the real-time video was being watched in the White House?
(You can answer the question of why Obama lied for two weeks trying to cover up the Al Qaeda terrorist attack against the US later.)

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#852012 Feb 1, 2013
RealDave wrote:
<quoted text>
So, say you are 20 & smoke two packs a day.
You claim that quitting smoking will not make you live longer because there is no proof how long you would live without smoking.
Brilliant.
Climatologist have measured the increase of these gases in our atmosphere. They know what the effects are. They know how long it will take the Earth to remove these additional gases if emission are reduced.
No, let's say I'm 4.5 billion and there's no blueprint of what's normal and what isn't. And I've survived FAR greater extremes in climate without benefit of pompous environmental soul searching or authoritarian edicts of global repentance.

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#852014 Feb 1, 2013
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
... another idiot.
The State Department is in control of the security, and who is responsible for stripping down the security detatchmment.
The Department of Defense is in control of the AC-130 and Force Recon Marine units specifically positioned to respond to an attack on the embassy in Libya.
Pay close attention here....
The State Department cannot give orders to the Department of Defense.
The Department of Defense had a plan of action and default orders in the case of an attack on the embassy in Libya.
Only the White House had the authority to override the default orders of the units specifically positioned solely to respond to an attack on the embassy in Libya.
Where was Obama during the 7-hour battle between Al Qaeda and the stripped-down embassy security detatchment in Benghazi while the real-time video was being watched in the White House?
(You can answer the question of why Obama lied for two weeks trying to cover up the Al Qaeda terrorist attack against the US later.)
Pay close attention here…
There is NO evidence that Obama interfered with the on site military or State Department response at Benghazi. Your fantasy conspiracy exists only in your gullible mind.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#852015 Feb 1, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
<quoted text>
No sane person would think that the President of the United States of America should be the person overseeing the security details of the hundreds of embassies we have around the world, moot question.
This rule only applies when a Democrat in Office…Right? I know its tough defending incompetence; I guess he’s not responsible for the Debt either?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#852016 Feb 1, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
39.6%?
and as i see it's 'No Citation Needed Day'......why should i?
Obamacare contains additional taxes on the wealthy.

“Often imitated”

Since: Jul 07

never duplicated

#852017 Feb 1, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Is Salmon related to Flounder?
I don't think so, but here is some nutritional information for both

http://www.sparkpeople.com/food_vs_food.asp...
DEATH

Zagreb, Croatia

#852018 Feb 1, 2013
dem wrote:
It's 'carol friday'!
Shit, I forgot! In fact it's Superbowl Carol Friday!
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#852019 Feb 1, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes it does matter, you knew if you say you were quote Anne Fking Coulter, you'd be laughed off the farm
Now go back and memorize the NYPost you stupid miserable swine.
Put some soap in that vodka to sterilize that dirtmouth of yours.

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