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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What the “Friends of Hamas” Episode Means

Jonathan Bernstein sees the “Friends of Hamas” nonsense and how quickly it spread through conservative circles as symptoms of a broader problem with conservative media outlets:

The question is what comes next. Does the reporter get punished for botching a story, or rewarded for generating partisan talking points? Does the publication redouble its efforts to enforce standards, or pride itself on the buzz? Do pundits and politicians learn to be highly skeptical of the news source and, if it doesn’t clean itself up, eventually shun it — or do they continue to cite it as if it’s totally legitimate?

The answers to date suggest that the GOP is perfectly happy to welcome into the tent an organization that is happy to fabricate “news” that supports conservative story lines.

This episode is reminiscent of the near-certainty at many conservative media outlets that Romney was likely to win in the closing weeks of the election last year. Many of the people at these outlets started with the false assumption that Obama should be the underdog because of profound misreading of how the voting public would react to the state of the economy, and they proceeded to discount or explain away all evidence that told them something that contradicted this core wrong assumption. This led them to put their trust in truly outlandish predictions that proved to be wildly wrong. Similarly, conservative media outlets have been endlessly repeating various lies about Hagel (e.g., that he is “anti-Israel” or “hostile” to Israel, that his views are “fringe” and “not mainstream,” etc.) and face little or no resistance from other conservatives (and meanwhile criticism from outside the bubble is simply ignored). That makes many of them willing to believe ever more outrageous and nonsensical stories about Hagel. Hence the ease with which the total fabrication of the “Friends of Hamas” was accepted and repeated as if it were true or even possible.

It’s impossible to understand the speed with which the “Friends of Hamas” fiction spread online without appreciating just how dishonest the underlying movement conservative anti-Hagel argument is. Anyone who knows Hagel’s real record and doesn’t fall for hard-liners’ misrepresentation of it would have recognized this “story” as garbage the moment he heard about it. Even if such a group existed, it’s lunatic to think that Hagel would have been consorting with it. One has to be willing to believe all manner of nonsense and smears before the “Friends of Hamas” lie seems remotely plausible. Unrelenting hostility to evidence will always come back to haunt you sooner or later.

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<quoted text> Hey Sel where did all the others go?
She left them in the DUST!!!!
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RealDave wrote:
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You post racial slurs every day. This makes you a racist f*ck.
And you post igno-RANTS every day.

So according to YOUR ill-ogic-that amkes you a---
DUHMf*ck?(even fing duhymer than the usual brand of wormage!)

Otay then...have it your way...

From DUH a Vey.. to DUhmfknDuh A Vey it is.
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Vulgar, stupid pig.
(s)...and SOWS!

All hail DUH "pop cult-ure!"

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John Galt wrote:
DETROIT (AP)— The fiscal crisis plaguing Detroit is now in the hands of Michigan's governor after a state-appointed review team determined the city was in a financial emergency with "no satisfactory plan" to resolve it.
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder has 30 days to decide if Detroit needs an emergency manager to take charge of its finances and spending, and come up with a new plan to get the city out of its financial mess.
After spending weeks looking at the city's books, the independent review team released a report Tuesday saying Detroit's deficit could have reached $900 million last fiscal year had it not borrowed enormous amounts of money. The city's long-term liabilities, including underfunded pensions, are more than $14 billion.
The report also said the city's bureaucratic structure makes it difficult to solve the financial problems.
Some fiscal experts believe the city's only way out may be municipal bankruptcy, but state Treasurer Andy Dillon said answers could be found if the city and state work together.
"It's our hope at the state level that this is a partnership. It doesn't have to be adversarial," said Dillon, a member of the review team. "A lot of the ingredients for the turnaround of the city are in place. Now we just need to execute. I do believe strongly that Detroit is fixable."
But over the last nine months, that relationship has been strained. Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and the nine-member City Council entered into a consent agreement with Snyder in April that allowed some state oversight and help with Detroit's finances — short of cash infusions — in return for certain fiscal reforms. However, the city often missed deadlines and benchmarks.
The ongoing cash crisis has threatened to leave the city, which has a current budget deficit of $327 million, without money to pay its workers or other bills. Dillon said the city has been running deficits since 2005, and masking over them with long-term borrowing.
"I stand with Detroiters and other stakeholders that the pace of change has been frustratingly slow," said Gary Brown, City Council president pro-tem. "The political will has often not been there to make the necessary and bold fiscal reforms.... Without a doubt we need the support and accountability that a State of Michigan partnership offers. We cannot address our legacy obligations alone."
Under state law, Snyder has 30 days following the review team's finding to decide for himself whether there's a financial emergency. Bing would have 10 days to request a hearing. The first-term governor could then revoke his decision or appoint an emergency manager.
After Brother Coleman ran the city into the ground, they named a building and a street after him. Now that Brother Kwame cleaned out its coffers, they'll probably find some building to name after him, too. Several past City Council Members have gone to prison for malfeasance, one the wife of a black Michigan Senator.

The Detroit Public School Board has repeatedly ran the school system into bankruptcy and, each time, the State had to come in and take over to clean it up after wholesale theft left the classrooms bare. One time, investigators had found warehouses scattered across the city filled with brand new computers, many of which were mysteriously missing. School Board Members had friends and family to take care of, apparently. Those PCs never made it into the schools. Meanwhile, DPS Board members insisted on keeping their Chauffeur-Driven Limousines - even after hours to carry them all around town on shopping sprees and night life excursions.

Each time that the State had to come in and take over the corruption-ridden City, racism charges were mumbled by black "leaders". This same scenario has occurred in Flint and Benton Harbor, too. The Race Card has become dog-eared, folks, and they'll have to ask the Boy Messiah for a new one soon..

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They aint polite enough to give a damn rats ass chit about the color of anyones skin in the northern states.
TOO BAD-we look DEEPER-beyond the SHALLOW of Ignorance, at stuff like CHARACTER of persons!
Chicago & Detroit rats especially as an example dont but I believe the reason Blacks are different in the south it has to do with how the south was in the 1950's & 60's and why their mindset there is different just like why the Blacks outside of Indiana are leary and know what group had a stronghold on Indiana Republican Politics in the 1920's & 30's which is why they are leary.

http://www.journalofamericanhistory.org/teach...
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Home invaders always bring along innocent bystanders. Dumbfuck.
Lets instead defend with a assault type rifle & fire off 30 rounds with a range of over a mile.
You people get dumber every f*cking day.
Told ya-the plague of adolescent, pop cult-ure bullchit, ruins decent brains.

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lily boca raton fl wrote:
Former Powell chief of staff ‘damn sure the Bush administration cooked the books’ on Iraq
Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell, said Monday on MSNBC that he’s “damn sure the Bush administration cooked the books” when it came to pushing for the invasion of Iraq
Raw Story ( http://s.tt/1zXVz )
"silly"
Did he offer any proof to back up his accusations? He did not? No surprize.
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EasyEed wrote:
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"old turd"
You are one sorry sack of manure. All you can comment on is judgets. Boy o boy it's no wonder you are a stupidshit.
Peace
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PS: Once, just once, try to offer something of interest.
How about this?
Why did Bush's government tell these lies to sell the Iraq war to America. Please be as diligent in finding out the source of the following lies that led to the deaths of over 4,000 US troops as you have been about the 4 deaths in Benghazi?

1. The war will pay for itself.
2. The war will last only 18 months.
3. The aluminum tubes Saddam tried to buy are used to make a nuclear bomb.
4. Saddam has a stockpile of weapons of mass destruction.
5. Iraq has a mobile biological weapons lab.
6. Saddam tried to buy uranium from Africa.
7. Iraq had contacts with al-qaeda to aid in 9-11.
8. We will be welcomed as liberators.

And, who paid for Bush's unprovoked war?
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RealDave wrote:
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I would much rather have a conversation with a person that said "f*ck" that a bigot, racist lying person like you.
Fkn adled braincelled, treehugging, sterotyping bigot--duh nuts falling too fast and hitting ya too hard on the cranium?

(is that hatefilled poopogranda ignorant enough fer ya?)

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Now that the photo ops are done with does anything really think Bush is still out there clearing brush?
"homo"
Now that president nobama has proved he is a stud and loves guns and is an afficiendo of skeet shooting, please tell him the shotgun is aimed upwards when shooting skeet not on a flat plane.
At least he could have made it look realistic.
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Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Chicago & Detroit rats especially as an example dont but I believe the reason Blacks are different in the south it has to do with how the south was in the 1950's & 60's and why their mindset there is different just like why the Blacks outside of Indiana are leary and know what group had a stronghold on Indiana Republican Politics in the 1920's & 30's which is why they are leary.
http://www.journalofamericanhistory.org/teach...
Being raised WAY up north in the 60's and 70's--we just never knew it even existed.
Course we had names for EVERY ethnic background-just no one really took it personal, cause usually we weren;t slinging em in hate OR trying to incite it either.
That kinda lame ass, shallow, ignorant bullchit, would've really grated the peaceful nerves of.

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Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Chicago & Detroit rats especially as an example dont but I believe the reason Blacks are different in the south it has to do with how the south was in the 1950's & 60's and why their mindset there is different just like why the Blacks outside of Indiana are leary and know what group had a stronghold on Indiana Republican Politics in the 1920's & 30's which is why they are leary.
http://www.journalofamericanhistory.org/teach...
Frightening, chilling stuff.
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Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Chicago & Detroit rats especially as an example dont but I believe the reason Blacks are different in the south it has to do with how the south was in the 1950's & 60's and why their mindset there is different just like why the Blacks outside of Indiana are leary and know what group had a stronghold on Indiana Republican Politics in the 1920's & 30's which is why they are leary.
http://www.journalofamericanhistory.org/teach...
AND, we just had more RESPECT of and FOR OTHERS, and treated each other accordingly, based on the same, period.
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How about this?
Why did Bush's government tell these lies to sell the Iraq war to America. Please be as diligent in finding out the source of the following lies that led to the deaths of over 4,000 US troops as you have been about the 4 deaths in Benghazi?
1. The war will pay for itself.
2. The war will last only 18 months.
3. The aluminum tubes Saddam tried to buy are used to make a nuclear bomb.
4. Saddam has a stockpile of weapons of mass destruction.
5. Iraq has a mobile biological weapons lab.
6. Saddam tried to buy uranium from Africa.
7. Iraq had contacts with al-qaeda to aid in 9-11.
8. We will be welcomed as liberators.
And, who paid for Bush's unprovoked war?
Bush's so-called war was virtually paid for by taxes from Boca Raton FL liquor store sales.
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So, basically this Topix thread has turned into a big reichtard circle jerk.
Keep whining, birfer Tea Tards.
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<quoted text>I know and that is what happens when the city is just left with only members of the entitlement society that provides no tax base and a product of the New Left. Just think Southeast Michigan with the help of organized labor in Michigan is where the New Left as we know it today got its start too which this PDF contains real interesting facts too.
A NEW WORKING CLASS(PDF)
Students for a Democratic Society and
the United Auto Workers in the Sixties
http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handl...
Detroit's decline began during Reagan. It's a lot more complex than your bigoted, racist, simplistic blame game.
Like most reichtards, you are incapable of working through complex issues...just blame the Brown folks.

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EasyEed wrote:
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"old turd"
You are one sorry sack of manure. All you can comment on is judgets. Boy o boy it's no wonder you are a stupidshit.
Peace
KMA
PS: Once, just once, try to offer something of interest.
Or, how about this?
It's no wonder conservatives are uncomfortable having the judge-it fraud pointed out. One of their own is being exposed as a cheater, its the new Republican way to win. This is a deliberate attempt to distort the credibility of comments made by everyone here by one scammer. I have a right to have my response to a fellow poster given the same weight as any other poster. I refuse to let one narcissistic moron have 20 times the input on the judge-it system as me. It reflects on everyone here, even more on the lack of integrity of the right. Right wingers should be appalled that a fellow right winger is regularly attempting to corrupt the dialog here, not enable him.
Bottom line, I will continue to expose this hoax until it stops.
Peace
SMD
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GOPidiots wrote:
So, basically this Topix thread has turned into a big reichtard circle jerk.
Keep whining, birfer Tea Tards.
welfarefoodstampleechobamawors hipperforsure say what? LOL
endtime

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