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

#867064 Mar 2, 2013
carol wrote:
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It's not Republicans who refuse to take any responsibility and refuse to look for new and better solutions from this point.
3rd emphatic assertion on one page. and in the only one that you actually tried to prove your point you gave us this....

Obama says heís ready to bargain in good faith, albeit from the standpoint that additional deficit reduction should include tax revenue as well as more spending cuts. Conservatives say that the president has failed to lead.

But Steve Bell, a budget analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center who served for years as a Republican congressional staffer, says that these questions are not easy for Republicans, either. He says conservatives and liberals alike are aware of the risks of a voter backlash from tinkering with Social Security and health-care programs, which are the biggest driver of projected deficits in the long run.

"It's been this strange non-dialogue," he says.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/2013/...

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#867065 Mar 2, 2013
carol wrote:
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George Bush had nothing to do with the housing market collapse except to warn Congress of the pending crisis.
Both parties' share responsbility for ignoring those warnings. However, the Democrats hold most of the cards in having been the most resistent.
Look up a video or the transcript from the Congressional Hearing on Fannie and Freddie in 2004.
You will see for yourself what I'm saying can't be denied.
George Bush: we want everybody in America to own their own home. That's what we want.

&fe ature=related

Home Ownership and President Bush

http://www.youtube.com/watch...
TSM

El Paso, TX

#867066 Mar 2, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
And you losers get to whine and gnash your teeth about it for FOUR MORE YEARS!!
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Still angry because America rejected the Mormon anti-Christ??
Too bad!! Deal with it!!
Meanwhile, Obama's approval rating is light years above the Republiclown Teabagger House!!
I'm lovin' it!!
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Nuculur are you trying to make a Point or disagreeing with the Facts?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#867067 Mar 2, 2013
More lies from the serial liars of Topix!!

Bush was President!! Yet you stupidly maintain he had nothing to do with the housing collapse that happende on his watch??

Who reappointed Alan Greenspan, whose low interest rate policies fed the housing bubble??

Who loudly called for an 'ownership society', where more Americans got to own their own part of the American Dream?? Whether they could afford it or not?

George W. Bush, that's who.



You're a big fan of YouTube, here's Bush's speech on home ownership.

You walked right into that one, nitwit!!

Thanks!!
carol wrote:
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George Bush had nothing to do with the housing market collapse except to warn Congress of the pending crisis.
Both parties' share responsbility for ignoring those warnings. However, the Democrats hold most of the cards in having been the most resistent.
Look up a video or the transcript from the Congressional Hearing on Fannie and Freddie in 2004.
You will see for yourself what I'm saying can't be denied.
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#867068 Mar 2, 2013
TSM wrote:
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Leosnana if you were talking About me not to me than why did you Reply to my post? I know itís confusing ĎOoopsí thatís right, you canít confuse a Liberal there Born Confuse!!
Lol, it keeps getting better!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#867069 Mar 2, 2013
Bush drive for home ownership fueled housing bubble

From his earliest days in office, Bush paired his belief that Americans do best when they own their own homes with his conviction that markets do best when left alone. Bush pushed hard to expand home ownership, especially among minority groups, an initiative that dovetailed with both his ambition to expand Republican appeal and the business interests of some of his biggest donors. But his housing policies and hands-off approach to regulation encouraged lax lending standards.

Bush did foresee the danger posed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored mortgage finance giants. The president spent years pushing a recalcitrant Congress to toughen regulation of the companies, but was unwilling to compromise when his former Treasury secretary wanted to cut a deal. And the regulator Bush chose to oversee them - an old school buddy - pronounced the companies sound even as they headed toward insolvency.

As early as 2006, top advisers to Bush dismissed warnings from people inside and outside the White House that housing prices were inflated and that a foreclosure crisis was looming. And when the economy deteriorated, Bush and his team misdiagnosed the reasons and scope of the downturn. As recently as February, for example, Bush was still calling it a "rough patch."

The result was a series of piecemeal policy prescriptions that lagged behind the escalating crisis.

"There is no question we did not recognize the severity of the problems," said Al Hubbard, Bush's former chief economic adviser, who left the White House in December 2007. "Had we, we would have attacked them."

Looking back, Keith Hennessey, Bush's current chief economic adviser, said he and his colleagues had done the best they could "with the information we had at the time." But Hennessey did say he regretted that the administration had not paid more heed to the dangers of easy lending practices.

And both Paulson and his predecessor, John Snow, say the housing push went too far.

"The Bush administration took a lot of pride that home ownership had reached historic highs," Snow said during an interview. "But what we forgot in the process was that it has to be done in the context of people being able to afford their house. We now realize there was a high cost."

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/21/business/wo...

"was unwilling to compromise when his former Treasury secretary wanted to cut a deal" on the Oxley/Frank Bill. why?

The Administration strongly believes that the housing GSEs should be focused on their core housing mission, particularly with respect to low-income Americans and first-time homebuyers. Instead, provisions of H.R. 1461 that expand mortgage purchasing authority would lessen the housing GSEs' commitment to low-income homebuyers.

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php...

that says it all.
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#867070 Mar 2, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
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Yes, that's exactly what you are.
Thanks for admitting to it!!
Now go get help!!
What is your next post? That your daddy is better than mine, juvenile libtard?
Lily Boca Raton Fl

Boca Raton, FL

#867071 Mar 2, 2013
Chicagoan by Birth wrote:
<quoted text>You must have first hand knowledge of what you speak, Right?
Lol

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#867072 Mar 2, 2013
Did you ever attend school?? Seriously.

It would appear not, which is why you stick to short messages, which are filled with spelling errors, mangled syntax, and ignorance.

You're an uneducated wingnut, and all you offer is stupid commentary, without making sense.

Here's an example;

"you canít confuse a Liberal there Born Confuse!!"

I rest my case. You're an uneducated dimwit who is still seething because a black man is our President!!

Deal with it, loser!!
TSM wrote:
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Leosnana if you were talking About me not to me than why did you Reply to my post? I know itís confusing ĎOoopsí thatís right,
GOPidiots

Hollywood, FL

#867073 Mar 2, 2013
carol wrote:
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Massachusetts voted to pass Romneycare. Americans were given no voice and Republicans completely shut out of Obamacare.
Massachusetts is a small state and the population a small fraction compared to the entire nation.
Only 9% of the uninsured were not covered in Massachusetts. Over 3 million people will be added to government-run health care in 2014.
There's quite a big difference. But you have to have some modicum of perspective.
Americans were given no choice?
Sooo, the 2012 elections never happened.
You know, when Romney and GOP senate candidates opposing Obamacare all lost?
Interestingly, every GOP Governor opposed to Obamacare that is up for re election has suddenly changed their tune and are implementing the Medicaid expansion in their states.
You are once again living in an alternate reality.
lily waxman raton fl

Pompano Beach, FL

#867074 Mar 2, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Lol, it keeps getting better!
...until you pass out from the vodka...

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#867075 Mar 2, 2013
At least I have a daddy.

All you have is a dried out petri dish.

Explains why you desperately seek attention with your cast of sockpuppets, like the Ivy League educated son of yours, Jimmy!! Or your Ivy League educated wife, Crazy Old Goober!! Or your collection of Yugo's and Trabant's!!

HAHAHAHAHAHA
Waxman wrote:
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What is your next post? That your daddy is better than mine, juvenile libtard?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#867076 Mar 2, 2013
for the Woodward fans....

Rush: I've read Sperling's e-mail. That's the e-mail that contains the "you'll regret this." And the way I read it, Sperling is telling Woodward you're gonna regret this 'cause you're wrong. You're gonna regret it as a journalist.

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/02/28/...
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#867077 Mar 2, 2013
Why didn't Hairball Reid, the Democreep who said Obama was a light skinned Negro and his Democrats in the Senate not create a bill to address the sequestor?

Now we all have to wait for the Earth to explode after we lose th 170 million jobs Pewlosi & Maxine Waters warned us about. These airhead, lying Democreeps were only off on the job count number by 169,830,000.

Democrats are busy now building Noah's Arc.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#867078 Mar 2, 2013
An Economic Tragedy That Everyone Saw Coming Is Now Unfolding In Europe...

But everyone predicted that this austerity would be devastating for growth, and now we see that playing out in 2013 in a wicked way.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/european-econo...

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#867079 Mar 2, 2013
Carol gets Bush's home ownership society rammmed up her butt and she runs off.

Figures. She'll be back with the same lies soon as the dust settles and everyone forgets how stoopid she is!!
Waxman

Windsor, CT

#867080 Mar 2, 2013
leosnana wrote:
<quoted text>Is that what it is? I thought it was just parroted stupidity at its most repetitive.(I'd say another tale, with tells, told by an idiot, but they'd never get the allusion...)
Oh look! An anti-American socialist hiding behind her flag again.
Lincoln

United States

#867081 Mar 2, 2013
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
George Bush had nothing to do with the housing market collapse except to warn Congress of the pending crisis.
Both parties' share responsbility for ignoring those warnings. However, the Democrats hold most of the cards in having been the most resistent.
Look up a video or the transcript from the Congressional Hearing on Fannie and Freddie in 2004.
You will see for yourself what I'm saying can't be denied.
"George Bush had nothing to do with the housing market collapse ..." :-)
....voters seemed to disagree in 2012.
Obama 50.5%
Romney 47%
Stay in denial as it helps the democrats.
NUT surpriZed

Pompano Beach, FL

#867082 Mar 2, 2013
Not Surprized wrote:
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So says the thread troll and resident Topix Stalker!! LOL!
I am the turd that just wont flush.

<quoted text>
Here's how rediculous you are.
I wrote:
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What a rediculous thing to say. You obviously are deficient in this area.

another rediculous assert by me, a clueless moron:
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What is it like being dead Ghost?
What is it like? Do you feel dead?
#632047

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He lives here just like the Ghost does.
Tell me. What is it like being dead?

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Hiya Woofie. Ya got me confused with someone else.
Nostrilis Waxman wrote:
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Oh sure You also have a Unicorn in the back yard,right? Toodles, ape man.

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Do you ride your Unicorn often, liberal?
577856 Democrats are Fascists wrote: Have a nice day Richard Cranium. <quoted text>
What a perfect description of the typical liberal. Good job, Richard Cranium.
#395210 Jul 17, 2011 <quoted text> Look Richard Cranium. I already told you, NOT INTERESTED in you. It's obvious to me you were born from the anal canal (spelling police - what a moron - like I'm going to spell check posting to a loser).
395208 Jul 17, 2011 No. Liberals who cannot adapt to society like you are homo-schooled Richard Cranium. Let me guess about you... You are an Obama ..and we thought you couldn't see past your bulbous nose. I guess that's not a problem when your eyes are on the side of your head. Oh, what a long tounge you have!
|#441048 Bored. You say a lot, but it means nothing. One can only deal with a moron like you in limited doses. I'm sure you've encoutered this before, like when you approach people at a party. Did you ever wonder why they scatter? Zzzzz.
#395266 Jul 17, 2011 I'm sure you're used to it. After all, when you walk up to people at a party, don't they go the other way too?#93787 Mar 7, 2011 When you walk up to a group at a party, does everyone walk away from you? July 17, 2011
#395266 I'm sure you're used to it. After all, when you walk up to people at a party, don't they go the other way too? Is it sad liberal moron?
<quoted text> By the way, do like it Greek? I'll be gentle with you. I know you Democrats like to avoid talking about Greece! Can I call you my little Greeker?

<quoted text>If you've got any balls, then spit them out because they're definitely not yours.

<quoted text>How's it going, Spork? Still have a mouthful of Barry?
Time for some chocolate cake and ice cream!

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You can stand in line with the rest of the libtards and await your ass-pounding from the mods.
[nwaxman]I like big sweaty co ock in my azz whole!
I wrote:
<quoted text>butt-crack
Not Surprized! ROTFLMAO!
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#867083 Mar 2, 2013
I'm in a state of skepticism

There's reason to question Bob Woodward's reporting techniques

The "revelation" that has gotten the most attention is Mr. Woodward's claim that then-CIA Director George Tenet and his counterterrorism chief, Cofer Black, met with then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice on July 10, 2001, to warn of an imminent al-Qaida attack, but that Ms. Rice brushed them off.

"Officials," however, "including allies of Mr. Tenet, denied that Ms. Rice ignored them," The New York Times reported. In fact, Ms. Rice asked Mr. Tenet to give the same briefing to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and then-Attorney General John Ashcroft.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/j...

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