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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White Elephants: Are Republicans an Endangered Species?

After several months of reflection, I’m becoming convinced that they are. I don’t claim any private information or special insight. Here, for what they’re worth, are my reasons:

Republican voters are almost exclusively white. And whites, although still a considerable majority, are a shrinking portion of the population. What’s more, Republicans do best among older whites. These voters are, almost by definition, closer to dying out. It’s possible that younger whites will become more Republican as they age: although Obama won a majority of whites under 30 in 2008, he lost that group in 2012. But there’s some evidence that young people of all ethnicities are more socially libertarian and open to big government than their parents.

How can Republicans deal with this forbidding situation? One answer, which has the advantage of inertia, is to do nothing. Actually, that’s not quite accurate. Rather than nothing, Republicans in the House and Senate propose to do exactly what they’ve done in the past. At the moment, that means reviving the Balanced Budget Amendment. As Scott Galupo observes, this is lousy politics as well as bad policy. About 20 percent of Americans name the budget deficit among their main concerns. For the most part, however, they’re already Republicans.

Another strategy is to combine cosmetic outreach to ethnic minorities with concessions on issues that the party establishment considers unimportant, particularly immigration. Marco Rubio appears to be betting his career on this maneuver. That may be wishful thinking. It will take a lot more than quasi-amnesty to win Hispanic votes after years of frankly nasty anti-immigrant rhetoric. And the establishment of a path to citizenship for illegal aliens would both infuriate the base and, over time, dilute its power.

Moreover, Asian Americans, who seem like promising targets for the Republican message, are turned off by Republicans’ assertive Christianity. Parading around converts like Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley will not be helpful. On the other hand, endorsing gay marriage, say, will drive social conservatives out of the party.

That leaves what might be called the Calhoun option. More popular at the local level than with the national party, at least publicly, this strategy involves legal changes that would limit the influence of the coming majority, which is younger and less white. Some of these measures have been justified by concerns about widespread electoral fraud that are mostly sincere but have no empirical basis. Others are explicitly political. For example, it’s a feature, not a bug, that plans to split states’ electoral votes by congressional district give rural votes greater weight than urban ones (and we know who lives in cities).

As critics of these plans have admitted, there’s nothing new about such efforts: counter-majoritarianism has been a fixture of American politics since the constitutional convention. Even so, they’re unlikely to succeed in the long run. As Tocqueville observed, it’s almost impossible for American institutions to stand against the principle of majority rule.

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sonicfilter wrote:
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An unemployed parolee with two bank robbery convictions, apparently enraged at liberals and what he sees as the “left-wing agenda” of Congress, allegedly opens fire on California Highway Patrol troopers who pull him over in Oakland. No one is killed, but two troopers are slightly injured and Byron Williams is shot in the arms and legs. Williams allegedly later tells authorities that he was on his way to attack offices of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Tides Foundation, a liberal organization that, although little known to most Americans, has been repeatedly pilloried on air by Fox News host Glenn Beck.
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the whole list is there.
if only we would pay attention to.....
DHS “Rightwing Extremism” Document Created During Bush Administration
http://www.infowars.com/dhs-rightwing-extremi...
95% of YOU Obama followers are ignorant, the other 5% keep you that way. Once again your life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance and cut and paste in the rain. YOU with no creativity is your lack of intelligence having fun.
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh wow Jane, you should try standup
How would you know? After all your drinking, you haven't been to stand up for weeks.
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) has announced that he would be bringing musician and conservative loudmouth Ted Nugent to President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
I hope the Secret Service doesn't let that maniac in there. What a disgrace; this man threatened the Presidents life.
You are a liar .
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Oh wow Jane, you should try standup
You havent been able to standup after two pm in years .

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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) has announced that he would be bringing musician and conservative loudmouth Ted Nugent to President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
I hope the Secret Service doesn't let that maniac in there. What a disgrace; this man threatened the Presidents life.
BS, He never said anything about threatening the President's life.Give it a rest Lily. The Secret Service would have been all over him. Gee Whiz, read what you type...
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<quoted text>95% of YOU Obama followers are ignorant, the other 5% keep you that way. Once again your life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance and cut and paste in the rain. YOU with no creativity is your lack of intelligence having fun.
creativity?

like asking that same questions over and over? even after they've been answered?

intelligence? or just playing stupid because that's the way it's done in faux-conservative-birther land?

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Get ready! New taxes coming that will tax even your furniture!!!
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<quoted text>You havent been able to standup after two pm in years .
What does lily do now that she has retired on food stamps, HUD and has an obama cell phone?

lily is fortunate to have a chemical engineering background, the thing she enjoys the most turning beer, wine, Scotch, and margaritas into urine.
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Congressman Steve Stockman (R-TX) has announced that he would be bringing musician and conservative loudmouth Ted Nugent to President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday.
I hope the Secret Service doesn't let that maniac in there. What a disgrace; this man threatened the Presidents life.
just think of the noise if he had threatened Bush and a Dem invited him to DC.

but liberals should know better. Ted is of no consequence. just more right wing noise that gets no more than a passing comment in the MSM.
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So what's the latest, Bush didn't stand firm lo those many years ago against North Korea because he was so excited about invading/destroying/rebuilding Iraq so now Obama has to deal with it?

Nuff said.

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John Galt wrote:
Barry wants to disarm the U.S. just as Iran and North Korea are developing nuclear weapons.
The fool is dangerous.
Jeebus was right.
Seems that way. The hallmark of a usurper, a coward, a weakling, a divider, and above all, a failure. IMHO.
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<quoted text>BS, He never said anything about threatening the President's life.Give it a rest Lily. The Secret Service would have been all over him. Gee Whiz, read what you type...
Renegade right-winger Ted Nugent recently went on a vicious onstage rant in which he threatened the lives of Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Decked out in full-on camouflage hunting gear, Nugent wielded two machine guns while raging, "Obama, he's a piece of shit. I told him to suck on my machine gun. Hey Hillary," he continued. "You might want to ride one of these into the sunset, you worthless bitch."

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/ted-nu...
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Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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I think y'all should just commit mass suicide before its too late
But if we did that then who would hateful, liberal sausagesmokers like you have to persecute?
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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I feel sad for them because many are Vietnam war veterans who returned with drug problems, mental health issues, ptsd, etc and were maybe rejected by their familes etc. However, if that person just chose to be homeless, I say, let them be. At least in Florida, there is food growing, oranges etc. and the weather is good, so they're not freezing to death.
Some of the Vietnam era veterans were fkd up before they entered the military lily. Many draft boards weren't very particular how they went about fulfilling their quotas and you may recall that judges would often forgo jail and even prison sentences for those who would enlist for military service.

Many troubled-homeless vets from that era did not serve in combat roles and some didn't even serve in Vietnam thus the term Vietnam "era" veterans.
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flack wrote:
Get ready! New taxes coming that will tax even your furniture!!!
Not my furniture!
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<quoted text>You are a liar .
Patriotic American Ted Nugent Shit His Pants to Avoid the Draft

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John Galt wrote:
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Barney Frank is a pedophile homosexual who created the banking crisis, but he is not very humorous.
Pedophile? You have proof? Oh wait,you said in an earlier post how gays are pedophiles being the bigot that you are.

Yep, you're a believer in "super Barney".
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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No, why do you ask? John Edwards is a very wealthy man, I'm sure he is not a deadbeat dad, he may be an ahole with women, but not with his children.
Are you defending Walsh not paying child support? His exwife may have to go on welfare and medicaide then.
Why are you so stupid Jane? Why?
Ex-wives should be required to provide documentation that child support payments are spent solely on the child and not on the ex-wife.
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