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

Since: Dec 12

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#852627 Feb 2, 2013
Now realists and liberals are increasingly lining up on the same side of the political balance sheet on issue after issue: withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan, the need for U.S. pressure to force an Israeli-Palestinian peace, diplomacy toward Iran, cutting the defense budget, and protecting civil liberties.“What you’re seeing right now is realists, the left, and some libertarians acting together in opposition to liberal internationalists and the neocons,” says Walt. Michael Lind goes farther:“Obama comes out of the realist wing of the Republican Party,” he says.“I think he is basically a Rockefeller Republican.”

President Obama’s escalation in Afghanistan runs contrary to realist logic, which says that counterinsurgency and nation-building are doomed strategies. His foreign-policy advisers include numerous humanitarian interventionists, who prevailed on him to intervene in Libya last year. But there are at least elements of realism in the Obama administration, which is more than can be said for today’s GOP. Vice President Biden, for example, has pushed for the president to focus on defeating only Al-Qaeda, not the Taliban, in Afghanistan.“The person Colin Powell called most often when he was secretary of state was Joe Biden,” says Lawrence Wilkerson, Powell’s former chief of staff. Most realists have been disappointed in Obama, but the alternative—a Republican Party that remains in thrall to hawkish ideologues—may be even worse. Realists might have to get used to putting a “D” beside their names. It won’t be the first time they have done so.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#852628 Feb 2, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
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This is hilarious! He's trying to be clever and disguise his multiple names by arguing with himself. Is there any doubt he's mentally ill?
That glorious momment when someone who betrayed you now needs your help.
Shakalaka

Morrow, GA

#852630 Feb 2, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>You're not crazy. You are just upset because your imaginary friend is mad and won't talk to you...
STay on topix and answer the questions damit! If you can't do that ....don't respond. We need a "Special" forum for you folks with attention deficit.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#852631 Feb 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
Can a Realist Be a Republican?
Nuance and consensus are hallmarks of Chuck Hagel's school of thought—and antithetical to the Tea Party GOP.
.... clearly Republican realists cannot outbid the new breed of Tea Party neocons when it comes to demagoguery. The style is part of the substance: you simply can’t rile up a crowd or appeal to paranoid billionaires if you don’t paint an oversimplified picture of the world. The subtle thinking that is the realists’ signal virtue is impossible if one has to frame it in crude language, just as surely as good character is impossible if one thinks it can be expressed by bad behavior.
This is a very difficult lesson for many good people in Washington to accept—it’s difficult to accept because it means that the technique they use in their own heads to reconcile what they really believe with the stupid things their party does simply will not work. Only the belief that any set of words or any kind of action can really stand for a totally different type of thought or character can bridge the gulf between conscience and party. This isn’t Machiavellianism so much as a way to expiate guilt.
But if Republican realists can’t go along, and if they can’t frame realism in the emotional language the Fox-fed GOP base demands, what can they do? Confronted by Tea Party senators and billionaire-backed pundits who insist that one cannot be both a realist and a Republican, perhaps the only sensible course is not to be a Republican.
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articl...
Don't believe everything you read or see on the internet just because there's a picture with a quote with it.
Shakalaka

Morrow, GA

#852632 Feb 2, 2013
Oh one more thing before I go... I wanna share a little email I got from the President with you all. It's sure to put a little gratitude and pep in your step as you go your merry way.
Friend --
I just renewed my oath of office to serve as your president for four more years.
Thank you for making this possible. It's an honor to be your president.
Now it's time to finish what we started -- let's get going.
Barack
P.S.-- Organizing for Action is the next step in our grassroots movement and will be crucial to finishing what we started. If you haven't already, say you'll be part of it.
I personally am recruiting Republicans and rednecks who want to be led to the "light"

Hit me up. I'm your friend.:) The president and First lady loves ya too
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#852633 Feb 2, 2013
Shakalaka wrote:
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I see you little white people get up early on a Saturday Morning and come to our house. Wow! We're honored. But I swear, we're gonna have to stop you from coming in here if you can't sit down and stfu.
This is a moment of prayer for us.
Well, I must go outside and play...the sun is shining brightly, and I am in a great mood.(awesome sex last night) I think I'll take my Welfare check and hit the Malls. ROFL
Being true to yourself is better than being a liar just to impress yourself.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#852634 Feb 2, 2013
Shakalaka wrote:
<quoted text>
STay on topix and answer the questions damit! If you can't do that ....don't respond. We need a "Special" forum for you folks with attention deficit.
When you blame others for the things that go wrong in your miserable life, remember this..... Things will continue to go wrong in your miserable life.

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#852635 Feb 2, 2013
Does anyone know a student studying psychology? Clue them in to waxturd/Shakalaka/jimmy/goober /No Surprize...., he could be the subject of a doctoral thesis. Seriously.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#852636 Feb 2, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Don't believe everything you read or see on the internet just because there's a picture with a quote with it.
yeah, Redstate is real bad about that. though i think the Weekly Standard might be worse. but that's where the neo-andrethals hang out, so, you know, simplicity first with that crowd.

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#852637 Feb 2, 2013
Do you realize how stupid you sound??

You say the Constitution is there to protect us, yet you also say that your employer does not have to obey the Constitution.

Where do employers get such rights??

Wouldn't employer's rights be in the Constitution??

Yet they're not!!

So just what does the Constitution protect??

Where is the clause that permits employers to limit free speech??

there are current court cases to determine what rights employers have so spy on your Facebook or other social networks.

They shouldn't have any.

You offer your labor for pay, not to give up your Constitutional freedoms.

You're talking like a Communist or Fascist, not a Freedom loving American.

It's either we have free speech, or we don't.

Are you so ignorant you'll turn over your freedoms for a paychack??

You agree with those employers who threatened their employees with firing if they voted for Obama.

You're no American, you're a serf.

A realy dumb one, at that.
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
A company can fire you because they don't like the color off your tie, or for no reason whatsoever.
As to free speech, virtually every company has strict rules about speaking to the media about company policy or practices.
The Constitution prohibits only the government from restricting free speech, although obviously individuals have no power to restrict the free speech of others.

“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#852638 Feb 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
Chuck Hagel saga
Watching Republican eat their own just to fight Obama.
Can McCain & Graham look anymore pathetic?
If only Democrats put principles above party.
You a**holes circle the wagons around anyone with a "D" on their forehead, you're the metastasizing tumor of American society.
Shakalaka

Morrow, GA

#852639 Feb 2, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>Mistakes are proof that you are trying...
Your showing up in the AA forum...demonstrates that too.

*fist sign* "Power to the people~"

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#852641 Feb 2, 2013
No Surprize wrote:
<quoted text>When you blame others for the things that go wrong in your miserable life, remember this..... Things will continue to go wrong in your miserable life.
That's what Waxturd's mother used to say to him every morning before beating him and sending him off to reform school.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#852642 Feb 2, 2013
Shakalaka wrote:
Oh one more thing before I go... I wanna share a little email I got from the President with you all. It's sure to put a little gratitude and pep in your step as you go your merry way.
Friend --
I just renewed my oath of office to serve as your president for four more years.
Thank you for making this possible. It's an honor to be your president.
Now it's time to finish what we started -- let's get going.
Barack
P.S.-- Organizing for Action is the next step in our grassroots movement and will be crucial to finishing what we started. If you haven't already, say you'll be part of it.
I personally am recruiting Republicans and rednecks who want to be led to the "light"
Hit me up. I'm your friend.:) The president and First lady loves ya too
We love listening to lies when we know the truth.

You are a very special kind of stupid aren't you?
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#852643 Feb 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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We led for years & years. The United States was the leader in greenhouse gases emissions until China took us over in 2006
We currently rank second.
China's newer coal fired generation plants are more efficient& kless polluting than the majority of ours.
Then why isn't our govt subsidizing known effective and cost efficient energy production improvements, rather than wasting billions on (five times the cost) defunctness?

Katmandoo-great place to live if you want to live on solar, great 3rd world living conditions, electricity highly UNreliable.
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#852644 Feb 2, 2013
Shakalaka wrote:
<quoted text>
Your showing up in the AA forum...demonstrates that too.
*fist sign* "Power to the people~"
Those who wish to sing...always find a song.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#852645 Feb 2, 2013
Shakalaka wrote:
<quoted text>
Your showing up in the AA forum...demonstrates that too.
*fist sign* "Power to the people~"
Repeal and reform the current healthcare birdcage billage for birdbrains!

Healthcare FOR the working class people, not Against them!!!

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#852646 Feb 2, 2013
Scott Brown won't run for Senate from MA.

He says his party is too dysfunctional for a moderate to fit in.

He's smarter than I gave him credit for.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#852647 Feb 2, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>the weather hasnt been that great compared to Florida which has been real nice and no state income tax.
Federal sales tax it double too then!
For shame!
No Surprize

Seminole, FL

#852648 Feb 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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yeah, Redstate is real bad about that. though i think the Weekly Standard might be worse. but that's where the neo-andrethals hang out, so, you know, simplicity first with that crowd.
You still don't know where you are going, but you are on the way...

Your failed life is a result of the choices you made.. If you don't like your miserable life it's time to make better choices.

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