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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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#866945 Mar 2, 2013
Tax Reform Now GOP Excuse Not to Negotiate

Obama has turned this rhetoric back on the Republicans. You hate all these special interest breaks, you say? Okay, why don’t we close some of them, in return for the entitlement cuts you say are so vital. And in fact Republicans don’t actually want to cut any loopholes out of the tax code at all. This has left them stuck.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/03/...

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Realtime

Deltona, FL

#866947 Mar 2, 2013
carol wrote:
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What part isn't true? It's easy to say something isn't true if you can't explain why it isn't.
Well sonic just explained it to you again and even provided a link to an easy to understand article. We've only been discussing the subject for four years doll__give it a rest.

If you're looking for amusement check out some of the game threads or the religion forum.

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#866948 Mar 2, 2013
How the aging of America is hurting the Republican Party

"Even beyond the Ryan plan, the Tea Party championed causes dear to the hearts of retirees and near-retirees. Remember, the issue that launched the Tea Party in the summer of 2009 was…opposition to Medicare cuts for current beneficiaries. That’s a strange rallying cry for a purportedly limited government movement. Once you begin to think of the Tea Party as a vehicle for advancing the economic interests of the old against the young, though, a lot of otherwise mysterious behaviors suddenly begin to make sense."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/...

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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#866949 Mar 2, 2013
carol wrote:
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Let's do a who's not getting it test.
1. Did or did not the Democrats control Congress the last two years of the Bush administration and the first two years of the Obama administration before and after the crisis?
A. Did.
B. Did not.
2. Did or did not the Democrats resist any effort to rein in Fannie and Freddie in the years leading up to the crisis?
A. Did.
B. Did not.
3. Did or did not the Democrats pass a budget in the past four years?
A. Did.
B. Did not.
4. Did or did not the Senate refuse to bring up or vote on any bills passed by the House to avert the automatic spending cuts?
A. Did.
B. Did not.
The only way you could fail the "who's not getting it" test is if you weren't honest.
I have some news.

Every time the House passes a bill that reduces the availability of abortions, repeals parts of the ACA or waters down the financial Reform law, they know it will go no where in the Senate.

All they do is dupe the feeble minded.

Republican ideas for spending cuts were aimed at the ACA & watering down the financial reform bill.

Thy knew it would go no where.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#866950 Mar 2, 2013
Lincoln wrote:
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President Obama approval rating 55%
Republican House Approval rating 9%
Woodward is getting a bit crotchity
The 55% are still holding out for free stuff and like being controlled.

In this economy that this president doesn't seem to have on his "to-do" list to fix, who can blame them?

When Obamacare kicks in next year and more money is taken out of the already diminishing take-home pay of those fortunate enough to still have jobs and the 55% find out free medical care isn't all it was cracked up to be, that number will change very quickly.

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TSM

El Paso, TX

#866951 Mar 2, 2013
Dennis Rodman has about the same IQ as an Obama Voter! How many Liberals agree with Rodman that North Korea leader ‘Kim Jong is “An Awesome Kid “

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carol

Orlando, FL

#866952 Mar 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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1. Crisis started in 2001.
2. Did not.
3. Obama submitted budgets. Republicans and Democrats decided not to pass them. Reasons?.....
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
4. Spending bills are supposed to originate in the House no matter the theater act put on by 'no one can blame me if I try to blame everyone else' Boehner.
The crisis started during the Clinton administration when Fannie and Freddie were "let loose" with very little oversight.

The two budgets Obama proposed was rejected unanimously in the Senate by every single Democrat. If they had voted for even more spending, they might lose their comfy seats in the Senate.

If the Senate refuses to even bring up any bills passed by the House, they become culpable of obstruction.

But thanks for trying.

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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#866954 Mar 2, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Well sonic just explained it to you again and even provided a link to an easy to understand article. We've only been discussing the subject for four years doll__give it a rest.
If you're looking for amusement check out some of the game threads or the religion forum.
how about a game thread on a religion forum?

do Christian dweebs play WOW?

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Florida

Miami, FL

#866955 Mar 2, 2013
carol wrote:
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The 55% are still holding out for free stuff and like being controlled.
In this economy that this president doesn't seem to have on his "to-do" list to fix, who can blame them?
When Obamacare kicks in next year and more money is taken out of the already diminishing take-home pay of those fortunate enough to still have jobs and the 55% find out free medical care isn't all it was cracked up to be, that number will change very quickly.
LOL.. I'd love to have a 'battle of wits' with you...but you do appear unarmed?

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DementedDuhmmies

London, KY

#866956 Mar 2, 2013
TheIntelligentMinority wrote:
<quoted text> lowlifewelfarefoodstampObammyw orshipperforsure say what? LOL
Watch yew whining about THIS TIME Willisetta? lol

Since: Nov 09

Pharr, TX

#866957 Mar 2, 2013
carol wrote:
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Let's do a who's not getting it test.
1. Did or did not the Democrats control Congress the last two years of the Bush administration and the first two years of the Obama administration before and after the crisis?
A. Did.
B. Did not.
2. Did or did not the Democrats resist any effort to rein in Fannie and Freddie in the years leading up to the crisis?
A. Did.
B. Did not.
3. Did or did not the Democrats pass a budget in the past four years?
A. Did.
B. Did not.
4. Did or did not the Senate refuse to bring up or vote on any bills passed by the House to avert the automatic spending cuts?
A. Did.
B. Did not.
The only way you could fail the "who's not getting it" test is if you weren't honest.
1. Did or did not George Bush have veto power over congress?
A. Did
B. Did not
2. Did or did not George Bush use this veto power to obstruct anything the Democrat congress did that you're whining about?
A. Did
B. Did not

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TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#866958 Mar 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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True, until Christie kissed Obama. So what? The collapse of the Episcopal Church as a result of leftwing theology is a reality.
Do Galt need a hug? We can see if the good guvnuh can work one in for you too....

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Florida

Miami, FL

#866959 Mar 2, 2013
DementedDuhmmies wrote:
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Watch yew whining about THIS TIME Willisetta? lol
Life isn't about how to survive the storm, for you how to dance in the rain idiot. Your deranged creativity is your lack of intelligent thinking running on empty still having fun.

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Florida

Miami, FL

#866960 Mar 2, 2013
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
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Do Galt need a hug? We can see if the good guvnuh can work one in for you too....
Life isn't about how to survive the storm, for you how to dance in the rain idiot. Your deranged creativity is your lack of intelligent thinking running on empty still having fun.

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TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#866961 Mar 2, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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How does RealDave feel about Harrisburg, a textbook example of government mismanagement?
Guess we should just keep shoveling money to proven incompetents.
DEEtroit, meet Caliphonyvrokia stuhaisle po'li'Tics!!

Detroit has a $327 million budget deficit and faces more than $14 billion in long-term debt. It has been making ends meet on a month-to-month basis with the help of bond money held in a state escrow account. The city has also instituted mandatory unpaid days off for many city workers.

Those troubles, along with underfunded city services such as police and fire departments and the absence of legitimate turnaround plans from Bing and the City Council, forced his hand, Snyder said.

"Citizens are not getting the services they deserve and need, public safety, lighting, transportation — all those areas need help, and it's time to call all hands on deck and say let's all work together."

Snyder said he has a top candidate picked out for the emergency manager job, but he would not elaborate except to say the person had "strong financial" and "strong legal knowledge."

Emergency managers have the power under state law to develop financial plans, renegotiate labor contracts, revise and approve budgets to help control spending, sell off some city assets and suspend the salaries of elected officials.

(Duh A Vey payz attention-Dis what happens when all duh monopoly game board little square box holders runs outer paper!!!)

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Florida

Miami, FL

#866962 Mar 2, 2013
carol wrote:
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The crisis started during the Clinton administration when Fannie and Freddie were "let loose" with very little oversight.
The two budgets Obama proposed was rejected unanimously in the Senate by every single Democrat. If they had voted for even more spending, they might lose their comfy seats in the Senate.
If the Senate refuses to even bring up any bills passed by the House, they become culpable of obstruction.
But thanks for trying.
LOL.. You're still alone, sick and old, but happy.

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IlikePeanuts

London, KY

#866963 Mar 2, 2013
AllKenyan wrote:
<quoted text> Spoken like a true All Ar-nerican! That's what one would expect of someone ridiculous enough to support the worst president since Jimma Carter... Bwhahahahahahahahaha...
Mr former POTUS, Jimmuh Cartah, of "been a long time since the US has had a POTUS with such actually ethical merits" stahter-quotus, sayz he appreciates you heretic bozoheads finally getting a clue in having to see and admit, what actual integrity used to looky like.

Too baduh it took sum you THIRTY years to figrr it out lol.
Florida

Miami, FL

#866964 Mar 2, 2013
Liberalism Ugodly People wrote:
How Are The Liberals Re-writing History And Teaching Lies To Our Children?
How can we know anything about anything? That's the real question
div>Liberals today are trying to change the history of America by leaving God out of it, but the truth is, God has been a part of this nation, since the beginning. He still wants to be.
When I was in college, I started taking history classes thinking that I would surely see the hand of God in History. I never saw the hand of God in history the way that they presented history at the university. Years later, I did see many patterns in history, patterns that showed that God is working in the lives of men. The history that was taught in those college classrooms was scoured of any evidence of God, though. Even the great events of history such as the crusades have been distorted to give a false impression of what took place. The vision given to Christopher Columbus by God had already been carefully scrubbed from the history texts when I was a boy in the 1950s. One of the patterns in the crusades, the war against terror, the second world war and many other historical events seems to be that when anti-Christian leaders command their followers to attack the innocent, terrible things happen.
Liberal minds have a problem when it comes to truth, because a true liberal doesn't believe in truth or lie, only in winning or losing. Bill Clinton brought it down to this: It depends what you mean when you say, "is." A liberal politician who got caught harassing a man who worked for him with repeated unwanted romantic advances said that each person must find his or her own reality. They used to be more subtle, but now we are hearing the bold claim that, "What actually happened makes no real difference." Liberals have a high respect for skilled liars. Liars who are not as smooth but not to the same high degree.
At the same time that liberals will accept almost anything as "proof" of liberal principles, they will reject even the most compelling proof anything that is not liberal.
Truth, from the standpoint of a liberal, has little meaning other than to that particular liberal. This is why liberals don't require any internal consistency of their politicians and heroes. Liberals Are Fine Without Truth. They are making up their morality as they go along.
"I am convinced that the battle for humankind's future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes and respects the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being. These teachers must embody the same selfless dedication as the most rabid fundamentalist preachers, for they will be ministers of another sort, utilizing a classroom instead of a pulpit to convey humanist values in whatever subject they teach, regardless of the educational level preschool day care or large state university." [SIC]
A deranged rumor goes in your ear Polly Parrot, straight out of your mouth..

Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#866965 Mar 2, 2013
carol wrote:
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The crisis started during the Clinton administration when Fannie and Freddie were "let loose" with very little oversight.
The two budgets Obama proposed was rejected unanimously in the Senate by every single Democrat. If they had voted for even more spending, they might lose their comfy seats in the Senate.
If the Senate refuses to even bring up any bills passed by the House, they become culpable of obstruction.
But thanks for trying.
"The two budgets"????

You right whiners should get the facts straight.

Obama as submitted a budget for every year he was supposed to submit one. The 2014 is due out this month.

Not just two

My God, can you people ever quit lying?

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Florida

Miami, FL

#866966 Mar 2, 2013
Milw TaXpayer wrote:
Jay Carney Admits Sequester Was The President's Idea ...
www.realclearpolitics.com/.../02/12/jay_carne ... Carney Admits Sequester Was The President's Idea. JAY CARNEY:...
SOTU: President Says Sequester ‘A Really Bad Idea’ Hours After ...
patdollard.com/...sequester-a...after-carney -...» Politics » SOTU: President Says Sequester ‘A Really Bad Idea’
Hours After Carney Admits It Was Obama’s Idea
Obama says sequester a ‘really bad idea’ hours after Carney ...
www.conservativenewscentral.com/2013/02/obama ... says sequester a ‘really bad idea’ hours after Carney admits it was Obama’s plan. February 13, 2013.... Tags Barack Obama, Jay Carney, Sequester.
We never realized how boring your life is until someone asks what you do for fun. Sometimes in the winds of change one finds their crayons and making an idiot of yourself.

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