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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<quoted text>Proves just how progressive conservatism has been since Ronald Reagan & Bruce Bartlett tenure in the whitehouse and how conservatism as an ideaology has evolved and all you got do is look at GW Bush as a comparision who was really a modern liberal and labeled conservatism as Compassionate Conservatism which is nothing more than Modern Liberalism and those beliefs are more common & found on the East & West Coast States.
Compassionate Conservatism
Properly understood
Jan 14, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 17
By GERTRUDE HIMMELFARB
Defeat, like death, concentrates the mind wonderfully. It also liberates the mind. People venture to think the unthinkable, or at least, the impermissible. A new generation of conservatives may be moved to reconsider some ideas that have fallen into disuse or even disrepute. Compassion is one such idea.
Shortly after the election, Paul Ryan, addressing the Kemp Foundation, took the measure of the situation in which conservatives now find themselves. In the course of his remarks, he uttered the word “compassion” or “compassionate” five times, by my count&#8203;—&#8203;in a favorable sense. This is all the more striking because American conservatives have not always been comfortable with that word, regarding it as a vapid sentimentalism that has no place in politics, let alone economics. President Bush’s adoption, in his first term, of a policy of “compassionate conservatism” confirmed them in that suspicion, for that policy soon degenerated into what conservatives themselves derided as a “politics of compassion,” which consisted of yet another round of programs conceived and financed by the government and farmed out to “faith-based”(a euphemism for “religious”) institutions. This was all too reminiscent of the “great society”(again,“society” a euphemism for “state”) inaugurated by President Johnson, which set in motion the vast expansion of the welfare state.(That term too has fallen into disuse, the present entitlements going well beyond the “welfare” designed for the relief of the poor.)
http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/compas...
Compassionate conservatism is a political philosophy that stresses using traditionally conservative techniques and concepts in order to improve the general welfare of society.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compassionate_co...
How many millions have been thrown at the War on Poverty since the Johnson administration? And how many more are in poverty now including during the Obama administration?

Realtime can do the math. He doesn't like me doing it.
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In 2010, the Obama administration released a long-overdue first grade evaluation of the federal Head Start program.
The evaluation which was mandated by Congress during the 1998 reauthorization of the program found little impact on student well-being. After collecting data on more than 5,000 three and four-year-old children randomly assigned to either a Head Start or a non Head Start control group, the Department of Health and Human Services found “few sustained benefits”. From the report:
"In sum, this report finds that providing access to Head Start has benefits for both 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds in the cognitive, health, and parenting domains, and for 3-year-olds in the social-emotional domain. However, the benefits of access to Head Start at age four are largely absent by 1st grade for the program population as a whole. For 3-year-olds, there are few sustained benefits, although access to the program may lead to improved parent-child relationships through 1st grade…"
Obama should know this first-hand. So why is he is still touting it in light of his own administration's report?
Let those Headstart Kids starve, who cares? Same with the Meals on Wheels; let the old folks starve too. Cull the herd, so to speak. Right?
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<quoted text>As a lifelong PA resident Galt speaks fluent hillbilly.
Well, I gave you a funny but it didn't register, but I see you've achieved 3 - 10s, that's a sure winner on DWTS; but who the eff wants to dance with dbrider?
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In 2010, the Obama administration released a long-overdue first grade evaluation of the federal Head Start program.
The evaluation which was mandated by Congress during the 1998 reauthorization of the program found little impact on student well-being. After collecting data on more than 5,000 three and four-year-old children randomly assigned to either a Head Start or a non Head Start control group, the Department of Health and Human Services found “few sustained benefits”. From the report:
"In sum, this report finds that providing access to Head Start has benefits for both 3-year-olds and 4-year-olds in the cognitive, health, and parenting domains, and for 3-year-olds in the social-emotional domain. However, the benefits of access to Head Start at age four are largely absent by 1st grade for the program population as a whole. For 3-year-olds, there are few sustained benefits, although access to the program may lead to improved parent-child relationships through 1st grade…"
Obama should know this first-hand. So why is he is still touting it in light of his own administration's report?
That was too long.

In summary, the Department of Health and Human Services found “few sustained benefits” of the Head Start Program.
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How many millions have been thrown at the War on Poverty since the Johnson administration? And how many more are in poverty now including during the Obama administration?
Realtime can do the math. He doesn't like me doing it.
Let them die and restore the draft.

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<quoted text>Obama is unwilling to cut any federal spending.

Teachers, police, and firemen are local government employees.

WTF?
He is a Liberals!!!

Liberals NEED middle class money to buy the poor lazy ghetto liberal's votes.

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<quoted text> Not Surprized! ROTFLMAO!
Would one of the 10 people that thought this dumbass post was brilliant and funny please explain why?
Or, waxturd, no matter how many brilliant judge-its you give yourself, you're still a pathetic mentally ill moron, get some help.
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Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA) said Tuesday aboard Air Force One that he appreciated President Obama's offer to join him in Virginia, where the President is expected to discuss the impact of the sequester in the state.

"As a businessman and public servant, I believe it's so important for us to communicate with one another," Rigell said, according to a White House pool report. Rigell added that joining Obama was a "unique opportunity" to speak to the Commander in Chief, given that Virginia stands to be hit particularly hard by the looming automatic spending cuts. About 90,000 Defense Department employees could be furloughed as a result of the sequester.

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/g...
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<quoted text>Hah, most North Koreans have never seen an American of any size or color__Rodman might scare the sht out of them.
It's for HBO films, guessing basketball will be the topic.
Kim Jung Un's older brother is an Eric Clapton fan and attends many of his concerts.
Some things never change!
I'm sure they'll find him fascinating. Those Korean women love black men.
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lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Let those Headstart Kids starve, who cares? Same with the Meals on Wheels; let the old folks starve too. Cull the herd, so to speak. Right?
Starve? Lily, these are primarily the children whose parents receive food stamps and entitlements.

As much as I appreciate free babysitting services, taxpayers are stretched already and Obamacare taxes haven't even kicked in yet.

Many are struggling to pay for their own babysitting services much less someone else's. How is that fair to them?
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That was too long.
In summary, the Department of Health and Human Services found “few sustained benefits” of the Head Start Program.
Americans.

it's no wonder the Chinese find it so easy to hack our networks.

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<quoted text>That was too long.

In summary, the Department of Health and Human Services found “few sustained benefits” of the Head Start Program.
So?

Liberals NEED a bigger government. How else can they impose their gay, Global Warming and racist agenda on those kids?
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All just one individual, the Chicago ghetto scumbag known as "dem."
Nope, it's one of yours, waxturds
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Young Mr. Cruz of Texas

For a new story, I went back through the transcripts of Ted Cruz's Supreme Court battles. For most of the aughts, Cruz was Texas's chief lawyer, and his wins in that job formed the narrative of his Senate campaign. Cruz reminded crowds that he "fought the U.N. and won" by getting SCOTUS to agree that the Geneva Convention didn't apply to foreign nationals wanting to wriggle out of death sentences. My basic finding: The manichean, listen-to-the-founders approach that does Cruz such good in the political arena often failed in court.

Frew v. Hawkins, for example, was a disaster for Cruz. The state had given him a weak case: It was arguing that federal requirements for improving health care didn’t apply to Texas, because of state sovereignty guaranteed by the 11th Amendment. Cruz’s own arguments foreshadowed some of the theories that would become conservative gospel in the Obama years. In 2004, they were met with a wall of laughter.

“I will point out if signing a consent decree is a waiver of 11th Amendment immunity or sovereign immunity, then plaintiffs' argument proves too much,” said Cruz.“It means every consent decree is utterly immune from Ex Parte Young. It means once a consent decree is there, the requirements of Federal law don't matter.”

“Only with the state attorney general,” joked Antonin Scalia.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2013/02/25/...
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Would one of the 10 people that thought this dumbass post was brilliant and funny please explain why?
Or, waxturd, no matter how many brilliant judge-its you give yourself, you're still a pathetic mentally ill moron, get some help.
one person with 10 fingers, sitting in a wood paneled basement
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That was too long.
In summary, the Department of Health and Human Services found “few sustained benefits” of the Head Start Program.
Drama queen already responding to her own bullshyte with more of it.

Where were you the other day when your fellow right wing stooges were mocking "volunteers in service to America?"
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Let those Headstart Kids starve, who cares? Same with the Meals on Wheels; let the old folks starve too. Cull the herd, so to speak. Right?
Obama: I Will Veto Attempts To Get Rid Of Automatic Spending Cuts.

http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml

Living in a NO work zone. Waiting for your food stamps to come in. Talking on a free obamaphone, wasting away in obamaville. Definitely liberal lily.

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<quoted text>How many millions have been thrown at the War on Poverty since the Johnson administration? And how many more are in poverty now including during the Obama administration?

Realtime can do the math. He doesn't like me doing it.
LIBERALISM!!!

The solution is Conservatism.

Example:

Liberals force a HUD section 8 voucher on landlords. If landlords refuses to rent their nice properties to lazy ghetto liberal irresponsible givernment parasites then the parasite liberals can sue! So what the American visionary intelligent landlords do? They rise the prices away from the voucher program's reach. That way the parasites will not qualify to such a high level rent and the landlords get to keep their property from being destroyed by roaches literally, pun intended.

That causes the rent in places like Massachuset to be prohibitly high. Creating the need for more government roach nests, which keeps them poor.

The solution is Conservatism:

Texas! No more words needed!

Had you seen the mantions in Texas for $100,000?

“Seriously Misguided Democrat”

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Would one of the 10 people that thought this dumbass post was brilliant and funny please explain why?
Or, waxturd, no matter how many brilliant judge-its you give yourself, you're still a pathetic mentally ill moron, get some help.
hehe...

You Democrats just can't take a dose of the same medication you give out. Stop whining old Geez.

Who cares about judgits besides a petty little girl like you?

You libs are so smart, why such a problem, whiney boy?

Interested in Bingo tonight? You can bring the hat!
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<quoted text>Drama queen already responding to her own bullshyte with more of it.
Where were you the other day when your fellow right wing stooges were mocking "volunteers in service to America?"
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