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
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#860790 Feb 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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The party of "angry old white guys" is imploding. So what is their response?
Boehner: "The first thing on my agenda is to abolish abortion forever in this country"
Paul Ryan: Reintroduces his personhood bill
lily loves both the race card and the gender card
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860791 Feb 18, 2013
Obama Flips the Bird to Unions

Alarm bells are going off for labor unions around the country.

Four years after electing the most pro-labor president of the last half-decade, it looks like the scheme has backfired.

In 2008 and 2012 labor unions used everything, including a little body English, ballot stuffing and voter intimidation to elect a president who would bring the prestige of presidential backing to recruitment efforts for labor unions.

Since then not only have labor unions taken historic defeats in former union strongholds, like Wisconsin and Michigan, labor union membership is declining at a rate that will make them a footnote in the annals of history if the steady decline in membership keeps up at the current pace.

“The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released statistics Jan. 23 that confirm an alarming drop in unionization,” writes Denver Labor attorney Bill Berger in the Denver Business Journal,“especially in private (nongovernmental) workplaces…. BLS statistics show unions lost 400,000 members in America last year. In 2011, 11.8 percent of all workers were union. That dropped to 11.3 percent in 2012.”

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#860792 Feb 18, 2013
Ryan/GOP cuts would throw a combined 600,000 poor children off of food stamps and Medicaid. Literally, Paul Ryan is trying to protect the defense industry by starving hundreds of thousands of economically disadvantaged children.

The “smarter cuts” that Rep. Ryan is touting would slash food stamps, and throw 300,000 children off the program. The cuts are so extensive that they would eliminate food assistance for 1.8 million adults and children. Ryan’s cuts would also eliminate Meals on Wheels, federal funding for child protective services, and healthcare for disabled adults and children.

Children may have a “right to life” in the Republican Party, but the conservative culture of life doesn’t include food. If kids want to eat, they’re on their own.
RUSH10ME

Gloucester, VA

#860793 Feb 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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No, it could be that by the use of racial profiling, a disproportionate number of blacks are systemically stopped, while driving or walking, charged with possession and hauled off to jail; then they are urged by prosecutors to accept plea bargains that are not in their favor.
The only way that a person can be discriminated against for life is by making him a convicted felon. Once that label is in place; that person cannot obtain employment, housing, education, thereby ensuring that persons return to the streets in order to survive.
You're an idiot. Gfy
You will never admit that the black comunity is imploding because of their own doing , when you have 70% of black babies being born out of wedlock , aids and stds rampent and growing at an alarming rate , why and how is it possible for a black male to have so many babymammas , because we taxpayers foot the bill from womb to tomb thats why , the leading cause of death of a black male between the age of 18 to 25 is another black male between the age of 18 and 25 , you can blame whittey all you want but it dosent change the fact that your problems begin and end with yourselves ,it dosent take a govt.to raise a child when a two parent home with instilled values and respect would do just fine , blame it on DNA either its in the genes or the other DNA [daddy's not around].

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#860794 Feb 18, 2013
discordian wrote:
Funny, I haven't seen one article about how GWB is cashing in after he left office, not even from the usual lying douchebag trolls from the left on here who never hesitate to smear his name.
I'm going to assume he's not cashing in and actually has some integrity...
Calling Bullshit, Harmy...why can't you ever do your own research? Just because Dumbya can't leave the country for fear of arrest and is a speaker relegated to the equivalent of reading "My Pet Goat" doesn't mean he has any integrity: "When George W. Bush declined President Obama’s invitation to a ceremony at New York’s ground zero after Osama bin Laden was killed, the former president cited his desire to keep a low public profile.

But Bush has been raising his profile in a different, and lucrative, way: He has raked in millions of dollars since leaving office by making scores of speeches that typically earn him six figures a pop.

In the week after Obama’s May 5 ground zero event, the 43rd president made time for three separate speeches to hedge-fund executives, a Swiss bank sanctioned for keeping secret bank accounts, and a pro golf event underwritten by the accounting firm involved in the Tyco International financial scandal.

Bush’s standard speaking fee is reportedly between $100,000 and $150,000." (Don't really know what he raked in in the Caymans.)

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#860795 Feb 18, 2013
Coud it be because he is the most hated man in America??

Are you too stupid to see that??

He's a disgrace to our nation, and everyone knows it!!

Bush wasn't even invited to the Republiclown Convention!!

An ex-President who's been declared ' persona non grata' by his own Party!!

Bush is a broken man, drinking away his hideous past.

And you're a fool!!

He's an alcoholic, getting drunk daily, just like Mindy McCready.

He'll likely end up the same way.
discordian wrote:
Funny, I haven't seen one article about how GWB is cashing in after he left office, not even from the usual lying douchebag trolls from the left on here who never hesitate to smear his name.
I'm going to assume he's not cashing in and actually has some integrity...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860796 Feb 18, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
“We must not become the party of austerity. We must become the party of (economic) growth,” Jindal said.“We have fallen into a trap of believing the world revolves around Washington.”
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/j...
it's just way to easy to say nothing but: cut spending.
looking at the lack of data to support conservative theories, ideas that actually grow the economy seem out of touch for today's conservative.
Obama's "ideas" have failed miserably in providing economic growth.
OldRatface

Pompano Beach, FL

#860797 Feb 18, 2013
OldRaider wrote:
Ryan/GOP cuts would throw a combined 600,000 poor children off of food stamps and Medicaid. Literally, Paul Ryan is trying to protect the defense industry by starving hundreds of thousands of economically disadvantaged children.
The “smarter cuts” that Rep. Ryan is touting would slash food stamps, and throw 300,000 children off the program. The cuts are so extensive that they would eliminate food assistance for 1.8 million adults and children. Ryan’s cuts would also eliminate Meals on Wheels, federal funding for child protective services, and healthcare for disabled adults and children.
Children may have a “right to life” in the Republican Party, but the conservative culture of life doesn’t include food. If kids want to eat, they’re on their own.
OMG...you may have to end your illegitimate government disability at the retirement home and actually get a job to support all your illegitimate chillens.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#860798 Feb 18, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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You're a damn fool. He is hiding in shame. Did you see his self portraits?
His own party has disowned him, he and his father didn't even show up at the convention.
Wonder if he hopes to sell his art work as other mass-murderers before him? While it's true that we're glad to see the bad of him, I can't see a market for his refrigerator art unless they come with some fancy magnets. http://pixel.nymag.com/imgs/daily/intelligenc...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860799 Feb 18, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>Petey, Petey, Petey, If you call this steady growth, better get off your handheld and pay attention in class. Under 4% is putting us in the dumper, every month it happens. Of course you wouldn't know that because you don't work or have a clue?
You are way too generous.

Compared to the lousy Obama economy, growth of 4% would look like a runaway boom.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#860800 Feb 18, 2013
bad = back (something rather more Freudian than typographical?) lol
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#860801 Feb 18, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, but all those things you listed are not solely a black thing. There are tons of whites in the same situations.
All colors and cultures are affected by the nations preference for prosecution and community control.

It was much different when I was young__some of the really fun stuff back then would be a felony these days. Even when my son was young the system cut kids a little slack on the small stuff.

In some regions blacks have been hit particularly hard by the legal system, in other regions Hispanics and even Asians have been dealt with more harshly than white kids for the same legal infractions.

The result is that "we have" created a group of young people that are not employable in traditional government or private sector jobs and are left to drift around working half azzed jobs or hustling.

Add to that the growing number of children whose low IQ's are the result of drug addicted mothers.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860802 Feb 18, 2013
Nj raider 1 wrote:
<quoted text> How can 1 of Americas smallest ethnic groups have an unemployment rate double the national rate & triple it when dealing with black males younger than 30yrs old? Equal opportunity & employment? Your a f cking moron!
Lazy, threatening, and untrustworthy?

More to the point, why should middle America hire the very people who are pushing for the government to steal their assets?
RUSH10ME

Gloucester, VA

#860803 Feb 18, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
Coud it be because he is the most hated man in America??
Are you too stupid to see that??
He's a disgrace to our nation, and everyone knows it!!
Bush wasn't even invited to the Republiclown Convention!!
An ex-President who's been declared ' persona non grata' by his own Party!!
Bush is a broken man, drinking away his hideous past.
And you're a fool!!
He's an alcoholic, getting drunk daily, just like Mindy McCready.
He'll likely end up the same way.
<quoted text>
You have proof??
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860804 Feb 18, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> That's a good question. Why do young black have triple the unemployment rate? What cultural differences would cause that? Give me an honest answer and no some libtard bullshit!
Show up for a job interview wearing an Obama T-shirt, low-hanging pants, and a baseball cap worn sideways?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860805 Feb 18, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>The only rational assumption from this statement is that two unfunded trumped-up (at least on the books) wars, no bid military-industrial contracts, and a tax cut for the Grumpy Old Prick cronies occur every cycle in the arid Galtgulch...'course, you gotta' figure a guy who names himself from the main character in a book he's never read is not closely related to truth...justice or the American way?
Recessions are natural economic events.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860806 Feb 18, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Proves only that the Republicans cheated in gerrymandering districts.
Prove it.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#860807 Feb 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Show up for a job interview wearing an Obama T-shirt, low-hanging pants, and a baseball cap worn sideways?
Might depend on the resume...Is one planning for a job with JayZ, Spike, or Timbaland? Oh, I forgot, you only consider non-whites and females worthy of minimum wage jobs...
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#860808 Feb 18, 2013
Homer 2016 wrote:
<quoted text>I've only come across maybe 1 or two conservatives on topix in 5 years of posting, I think John 'Nobama' Galt is one when he dials down the rhetoric, with myself and Sonicfilter, Realtime also sharing some conservative ideas on things.
To be clear Homer does not mistake rightwingers for conservatives.
Galt believes in the use of exaggeration to illustrate leftwing absurdity.

Realtime does not have a conservative bone in his body, a total phony.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#860809 Feb 18, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Recessions are natural economic events.
Recessions are...the Bush debacle wasn't. BTW, just how do you explain the fact that the US economy is making a better recovery than the EU?

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