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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Florida

Miami, FL

#866930 Mar 2, 2013
carol wrote:
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You would probably look a lot less so if you could address the facts in my post as not being factual.
But you won't because you can't.
A deranged rumor goes in your ear Polly Parrot, straight out of your mouth..

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Milw TaXpayer

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#866933 Mar 2, 2013
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.

“fairtax.org”

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gauley bridge wv

#866934 Mar 2, 2013
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sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#866935 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. 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.

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dem

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#866936 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.
A mediocre ex-governor would have made a mediocre president, don't blame christie for the budget deficits romney had as ex-governor of massachussetts, america was just not ready for another recession cutting taxes to the wealthy and multiplying the national deficit, we spoke , and is for the best.

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carol

Orlando, FL

#866941 Mar 2, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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The Jerk-In-Chief treats the country the same way he treats the deficit: "Hell, it ain't *MY* money!!"
Funny you should say that. I was reminded last night of the movie "Trading Places" when Eddie Murphy conned everyone until he was given Dan Akroyd's home and all his valuable things.

When he invited his friends over for a party, he became very obsessive about them stealing his things and trashing his home.

That's how I see this president. He doesn't see this country as his home. It's more of an experiment to test his personal vision. If everything is destroyed in the process, oh well. He has no personal connection or vestment in it anyway.

In fact, I think he even resents the "home" he was given charge over. That's my honest opinion.

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Since: May 11

Loysville, PA

#866942 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.
The purpose of the sequester was to force Congress to act. To act to make spending cuts in a way not to harm the economy.

Part of that was to form a committee to decide where these cuts would take place. They failed.

Then Congress failed.

What Obama promised to Veto was any plan that avoided the sequester by dodging making any cuts at all. Congress could have just repealed the sequester.

You right whiners should think about quit lying abut these things & look at your own dysfunctional party.

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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

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#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

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#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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