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
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#866975 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.
so the crisis started with Clinton and continued unabated for the 6 years Congress was ruled by Republicans.

what is it about that 6 years that just has to be ignored by FOXbots? please explain.

and....

Fox News host Megyn Kelly repeatedly pushed the false narrative that President Obama's 2013 budget proposal received zero votes in the Senate, which is controlled by Democrats. In reality, the Senate did not vote on Obama's real budget, but on shell legislation introduced by Republicans in order to "embarrass" Democrats.

Discussing current budget negotiations on America Live, Kelly claimed President Obama's budget proposal received zero votes when the Senate voted on it earlier this year. Kelly said, "The Democrats in the Senate didn't have the courage to pass it. What makes you think the Republicans would?" and concluded, "A proposal's meaningless unless you [have] support for it. He can't even get support from his own party."

Kelly's assertion is a deceptive revision of history. In May, the Senate did vote 99-0 against a nonbinding budget resolution, but this was not Obama's full budget. Instead, Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions introduced his own, much shorter version of Obama's plan, which included the same figures as Obama's plan for spending, revenue, and deficits, but none of his specific policy proposals. As ABC's Jake Tapper reported, "The Sessions legislation was 56 pages long; actual budgets are closer to 2,000 pages long."

Republicans then forced the Senate to vote on Sessions' version of Obama's plan to "embarrass Democrats and the White House," as the Associated Press put it.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/11/30/memo-...

thanks for not trying.

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#866976 Mar 2, 2013
WILL OBAMA LIE AGAIN wrote:
In an effort to remove the hot-potato issue of excessive government spending from the 2012 presidential campaign, and calling the bluff of congressional Republicans who always seem to favor domestic spending cuts but increased military spending, President Obama suggested the concept of "sequester" in late 2011.
His idea was to reduce the rate of increased spending by 2 percent across the board—on domestic and military spending. To his surprise, the Republicans went along with this. They did so either because they lacked the political fortitude and the political will to designate specifically the unconstitutional and pork barrel federal spending projects to be cut, or because they thought that with the debt of the federal government then approaching $15 trillion (it is now $16.6 trillion and growing), any reductions in spending money the government doesn't have are preferred to no reductions. So, instead of enacting a budget, and instead of recognizing that much of its spending is simply not authorized by the Constitution, Congress enacted the so-called sequester legislation, and the president signed it into law.
The reductions the sequesters require are reductions in the rate of increased spending from those originally planned by Obama and authorized by Congress. Since the federal government has not had a budget in four years, even though federal law requires it to have one every year, these are planned expenditures, not budgetary items, on which the president wants to spend more money. Congress does not feel bound to obey the laws it has written; hence it has disregarded the legal requirement of a budget. Without a budget, the president has great leeway as to how to allocate funds within each department of the executive branch of the federal government.
Nevertheless, even if these sequesters do kick in, the feds will spend more in 2013 than they spent in 2012. That's because the sequesters are not cuts to spending; rather, they are reductions in planned increases in spending. The reductions amount to about two cents for every planned dollar of increased spending for every federal department.
The question remains: What part of each federal department (Justice, Defense, Homeland Security, Agriculture, etc.) will suffer these reduced increases? Here is where this sequester experiment gets dicey.
The president—who once championed the idea of sequesters and even threatened to veto any congressional effort to dismantle them—now has decided he can't live without that additional 2 percent to spend. So, he has gone about the country trying to scare the daylights out of people: Prisoners will be released from federal prisons, soldiers won't have enough bullets in their weapons, we will need to endure five-hour waiting lines at the airports, Social Security checks will be late, and similar nonsense.
Your eyes are useless when your mind is blind with copy & paste..

Since: Sep 10

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#866977 Mar 2, 2013
Yet he's won two terms in office, and you're still so angry about it that you can't even compose a two sentence ad hominem attack properly!!

I'm lovin' it!!

BTW, where's Mitt the Twit, Mr. Landslide??

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
TSM wrote:
Obama is the prodigy of Liberal Parents!! This president wouldn’t know the Truth if it Slap Him in the Face!!
Florida

Miami, FL

#866978 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]
Your eyes are useless when your mind is blind with copy & paste..
TheInderpendentM ajority

London, KY

#866979 Mar 2, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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FloriDUH here is just too stupid to realize that the racism was in the SOUTH, not with a political party.
But hey, what more should we expect from an uneducated, uninformed right whiner like FloriDUH?
ANyone would think after 200 years, they'd be over it already.

Someone read to them from the Roger Williams storybook of chattell slavery.

The Pequots should be standing in line in frunt of duh white house-telling dem nothing but whiney speshull entitleMental slackertic seekers, get the hell to the back uf duh line--they was here first and have the REAL rightful dibs on demanding THREE hundred year old reparations.

Damn oboticnutcase fweeloading type whiner slackertics.
Florida

Miami, FL

#866980 Mar 2, 2013
TheInderpendentMajority wrote:
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That Y2K scam was some nasty stuff! Rough on the membranes from head to toe!!!
You are a very special kind of deranged stupid aren't you?
TheInderpendentM ajority

London, KY

#866981 Mar 2, 2013
Florida wrote:
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Those who wish to sing...always find a worthless song you moron.
You need to do me a favor-Kin you wub muh feet? LOL
Florida

Miami, FL

#866982 Mar 2, 2013
TheInderpendentMajority wrote:
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And STILL, pointy tin foil hat Duh Avey...'Merica has NO actual buhdget.
Lotsa ppl think just "spending" is a BuhDUHget these days-and therefore-they just suck at that kind of stuff. Kinda like what this nation has been dealing with for the past four plus years now.
Better hid yer little silver monopoly shoe, or duh bill cowector and/or vultures of gweed and no-constraint, will be making yew sellz it!!
Those who wish to sing...always find a song.

Since: Feb 13

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#866983 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.
RomneyCare has worked out great for Massachusetts. There is no reason to believe it will not do the same for America.
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http://www.kff.org/healthreform/upload/8311.p...
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#866984 Mar 2, 2013
Senate rejects Obama budget in 99-0 vote

The GOP forced the votes and believes they showcase the party's ability to produce plans that eventually balance the budget with the lack of a Democratic alternative.

...But the GOP push was blunted a bit when the House Republican budget from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) faced Republican defections in a 41-58 vote.

The "no" votes included five Republicans: Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Olympia Snowe (Maine), Scott Brown (Mass.), Rand Paul (Ky.) and Dean Heller (Nev.). Heller and Brown are both in competitive reelection battles this fall.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) initially voted against Ryan's budget but then changed her vote to "yes." She had voted against Ryan's budget last year.

In a statement, she said said she voted for Ryan's budget now that he had altered the Medicare proposals to make private insurance only an option.

Heller explained his no vote by saying the votes staged by his own leadership were a sham he would not endorse.

“Today was about political posturing. The American people are tired of it, and so am I,” he said.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/...
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Florida

Miami, FL

#866985 Mar 2, 2013
TheInderpendentMajority wrote:
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You need to do me a favor-Kin you wub muh feet? LOL
LOL.. I'd love to have a 'battle of wits' with you...but you do appear unarmed?
TSM

El Paso, TX

#866986 Mar 2, 2013
They say California is the Trend Setter… California Weighs Redefining Who Qualifies as a 'Doctor' to Cope with Obamacare's Shortages, Florida follows!! Donna Brazile ‘why did my Health Care premiums go up!’
Liberals today complaining about Voter Suppression just think when Obamacare is fully implemented in 2014; Liberals will be in the Streets complaining about the like of access to Doctors blaming Republicans for another Fail Liberal Idea!!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#866987 Mar 2, 2013
House and Senate Unanimously Reject Obama Budgets — Or Do They?

“This is the president’s budget,” said the top Democrat on the Senate Budget Committee, Sen. Kent Conrad of South Dakota, indicating the voluminous budget proposal President Obama offered.“This is what Sen. Sessions has presented as being the president’s budget,” he said, indicating the much slimmer document.

“I think it’s readily apparent there is a big difference between the president’s budget, which I hold in my hands, and what Sen. Sessions has presented as being the president’s budget. This is not the president’s budget. So, of course, we’re not going to support it. It’s not what the president proposed.”

The White House official said the Sessions and Mulvaney’s bills were mere GOP stunts to get Democrats on record opposing ‘the President’s budget’” as well as distracting from what the House Republican budget would do, which the official described as “protect(ing) massive tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires while making the middle class and seniors pay.”

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/...
TheInderpendentM ajority

London, KY

#866988 Mar 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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/...
TEA party: Leave the old people's contributions alone --and don't touch the NEXT generations EARNED and contributed to funds either!

Buncha Ozombiuebobbleheadslackertic moochers.

“It's always darkest 'fore dawn”

Since: Jul 08

When's dawn?

#866989 Mar 2, 2013
(TSM wrote:
Obama is the prodigy of Liberal Parents!! This president wouldn’t know the Truth if it Slap Him in the Face!!}

Terribly Stupid Mofo say what? By "prodigy" I suppose you meant progeny and by "it slap him in the face" you meant...well, something that would have made sense. Obama is the POTUS. The Grumpy Old Pricks are losers. Live with it...or at least stop whining in gibberish.
Florida

Miami, FL

#866990 Mar 2, 2013
TSM wrote:
They say California is the Trend Setter… California Weighs Redefining Who Qualifies as a 'Doctor' to Cope with Obamacare's Shortages, Florida follows!! Donna Brazile ‘why did my Health Care premiums go up!’
Liberals today complaining about Voter Suppression just think when Obamacare is fully implemented in 2014; Liberals will be in the Streets complaining about the like of access to Doctors blaming Republicans for another Fail Liberal Idea!!
LOL.. You're still alone, sick and old, but happy. 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.
TheInderpendentM ajority

London, KY

#866991 Mar 2, 2013
Florida wrote:
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Those who wish to sing...always find a song.
Is that a yes answer? With old tyme peppermint footbalm?
"lalalalalalala...." .

:-)
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#866992 Mar 2, 2013
Democrats have defended President Obama's budget initiatives, but voted "no" in unison last month when Republicans’ brought the president's plan to the floor last month. Democrats said Republicans were trying to embarrass Democrats by putting out his topline tax and spending numbers on the floor, but failed to specify the policies behind them.

The proposal, which was defeated 414-0, was introduced by U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a South Carolina Republican.

“The Mulvaney budget was supposedly based on President Obama’s budget, but it really wasn’t,” said U.S. Rep. Brad Miller, a Raleigh Democrat.“President Obama publicly urged that Democratic members vote against the Mulvaney budget as an impostor.”

Miller said the Mulvaney amendment would allow tax increases on the middle class, which the Obama budget does not.

Republicans charged Democrats with being afraid to vote for Obama's proposed tax increases and extra spending. Mulvaney said his amendment was no gimmick, but a nonpartisan analysis of the budget.

Andrew High, a spokesman for U.S. Rep. David Price, a Chapel Hill Democrat, said Republicans are looking to distract voters from their own budget proposals that give tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans.

“This amendment was not the President’s full budget; in fact it’s barely even a spoof of the President’s budget,” High said.“Even if it were, no matter the majority party, Congress never accepts a President’s budget request without changing a word.”

Read more here: http://projects.newsobserver.com/under_the_do...

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#866993 Mar 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
so here's some more right wing propaganda.
Has Obama finally broken the GOP’s will?
Did Obama’s re-election break what was left of Republican will?
Consider some recent events. Republicans raised taxes in the fiscal cliff deal, and now, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has pushed through a tax increase to pay for a new transportation bill.
Virginia GOP Rep. Scott Rigell will travel with Obama to Newport News Shipbuilding, where the president will warn of job losses associated with sequester cuts.
Republican Governors like Rick Scott and (reportedly) Chris Christie are accepting ObamaCare’s Medicaid expansion.
Meanwhile, Chuck Hagel is on the verge of being the Secretary of Defense, prominent Republicans are signing up to support gay marriage, and Obama is set to meet with Sens. McCain and Graham about immigration reform.
They were once so defiant.
Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/26/has-obama-f...
oops. sorry. not propaganda.
obama looking like Beoner , looked like he wantedto cry real tears last night, boo hoo obama.

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#866994 Mar 2, 2013
Florida wrote:
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LOL.. I'd love to have a 'battle of wits' with you...but you do appear unarmed?
Ooooooo....but I gotz some Homer pensils in muh back pocket doncha know! Pensil lead licking good they are lol.

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