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
TRS

Seymour, CT

#867269 Mar 2, 2013
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Barack Hussein Obama II is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama is a graduate of Columbia University and Harvard Law School, where he was president of the Harvard Law Review.

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on August 4, 1961, he served three terms representing the 13th District in the Illinois Senate from 1997 to 2004, running unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 2000.

He began his first presidential campaign in 2007, defeating Republican nominee John McCain in the general election, and was inaugurated as president on January 20, 2009. Nine months later, Obama was named the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

Obama was re-elected president in November 2012, defeating Republican nominee Mitt Romney. He is the first two-term Democrat POTUS since Franklin D. Roosevelt to win two presidential elections with a majority of the popular vote. During his second inaugural address on January 21, 2013, Obama called for full equality for gays: "Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law- for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well."

On February 17, 2009, Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, a $787,000,000,000 economic stimulus package aimed at helping the economy recover from the deepening worldwide recession, thereby continuing an economic aid policy first instituted under the preceding (Republican) President George W. Bush.

Domestic policy items include the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act AKA Obama Care, signed into law on March 23, 2010. Barack Obama appointed two women to serve on the Supreme Court in the first two years of his Presidency. Sonia Sotomayor, nominated by Obama on May 26, 2009, was confirmed on August 6, 2009, becoming the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice. Elena Kagan, nominated by Obama on May 10, 2010, was confirmed on August 5, 2010, bringing the number of women sitting simultaneously on the Court to three, for the first time in American history.

On January 16, 2013 President Obama outlined a series of sweeping gun control proposals, urging Congress to reintroduce an expired ban on "military-style" assault weapons, impose limits on ammunition magazines to 10 rounds, introduce background checks on all gun sales, pass a ban on possession and sale of armor-piercing bullets, as well as additional measures.

Notable foreign policy items include the draw-down of troops in Afghanistan and the end of military operations in Iraq as of August 31, 2010. On March 16, 2011, he authorized the U.S. Military to engage in air strikes against Libya's governmental air defense capabilities in order to protect civilians and enforce a no-fly zone. On May 1, 2011, Obama authorized a "surgical raid" by United States Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan, resulting in the death of international terrorist and al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and the seizure of papers, computer drives and disks from bin Laden's compound.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#867270 Mar 2, 2013
Cway wrote:
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Yeah, we can tell you Republicans are all broken up over poverty and the plight of illegals.
"Bleeding heart" Republicans.
(cough, cough)
Diversion once again.

Yell at the messenger until you are blue in the face!

Helps a lot, eh?

Hee, Hee.
Betsy

Orlando, FL

#867271 Mar 2, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Carol doesn't own a home, pays no state income taxes and, at $15.00 an hour it's highly unlikely she makes any charitable contributions beyond her pitiiful dollar in the church basket o she can pretend she is a Christian.
Sitting in judgment tonight, are we?

Does it matter we were homeowners for 25 years and just decided renting has an upside for a few more years?

My income is supplemental if that makes a difference.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#867272 Mar 2, 2013
Cway wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, right.
Same media that failed to challenge Bush and Cheney's WMD lies.
Are you talking about Dan "the Man" Rather?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Bush's team that kept showing the Liberal Media for what they are kept them at bay especially after a few of the liars in their midst were exposed.

This administration is, of course, taking the opposite tack and enlisting the lying Liberal Media's help to spread the manure.
Betsy

Orlando, FL

#867273 Mar 2, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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sonicfiller clings to sinking lies as though they were Lifesavers.
He makes a great anchor for the Boy Messiah Garbage Scow.
Pretty sure he thinks I'm trying to make him mad when I'm really just trying to help him understand why he should rethink his views.
carol

Orlando, FL

#867274 Mar 2, 2013
Oops...did a test on a random thread earlier to see if a website could be accessed and forgot to change my name. Betsy seemed as good a name as any.
carol

Orlando, FL

#867275 Mar 2, 2013
Betsy wrote:
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Pretty sure he thinks I'm trying to make him mad when I'm really just trying to help him understand why he should rethink his views.
It's me who posted that. Sorry for the confusion.
carol

Orlando, FL

#867276 Mar 2, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
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George Bush: we want everybody in America to own their own home. That's what we want.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =GkAtUq0OJ68XX&feature=rel ated
Home Ownership and President Bush
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Helping those who qualify with a downpayment isn't the same as giving anyone who can sign their name on the dotted line an overpriced mortgage they can't afford.
carol

Orlando, FL

#867277 Mar 2, 2013
GOPidiots wrote:
<quoted text>
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.
Obamacare passed in 2009. Not one Republican was on board and all polls showed 60% of Americans were against it.

The Democrats passed it all by their lonesome without anyone having read it.

Does that make sense to you? Passing a major piece of legislation without anyone having read it?

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#867278 Mar 2, 2013
dem wrote:
<quoted text> the president has the power to veto "ANY" of your gehtto proposals dimwitt! Don't count too much in them.
Congress can override his veto.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#867279 Mar 2, 2013
quote of the day....

"If someone suddenly came up with a cure to cancer, the question in Washington would be,'Is this good or bad for Obama?'"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/02/sequ...
carol

Orlando, FL

#867280 Mar 2, 2013
Lily Boca Raton Fl wrote:
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Carol happy her loopholes intact to protect her billions
Tax reform would easily take care of loopholes.

But Democrats don't want to talk about tax reform. Why is that?
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#867281 Mar 2, 2013
carol wrote:
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Helping those who qualify with a downpayment isn't the same as giving anyone who can sign their name on the dotted line an overpriced mortgage they can't afford.
Freddie Mac recently began 25 initiatives around the country to dismantle barriers and create greater opportunities for homeownership. One of the programs is designed to help deserving families who have bad credit histories to qualify for homeownership loans.

http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/ne...

try again.
sonicfilter

Fishers, IN

#867282 Mar 2, 2013
Tax Reform Now GOP Excuse Not to Negotiate

And of course passage is not the point. Wall Street Journal editorial columnist Kimberly Strassel reports, with far more candor than Marcus coaxes from Ryan, that the Republican plan is to use tax reform as a message platform, not to pass a bill.

See more at: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/03/...

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142412788...

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#867283 Mar 2, 2013
Betsy wrote:
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Pretty sure he thinks I'm trying to make him mad when I'm really just trying to help him understand why he should rethink his views.
I often do some self-reflection as to my methods of argument here and honestly come away thinking that arguing with sincerity and in earnest with Ultra Left Wingnut Socialist Progressive Democrat Liberals is simply practice; like pitching in the Bullpen where you can't defeat any batters or win a game. It's just practice with the only consequence being my staying in shape for the next game. There is always a next game. Liberals wear Donkey blinders and become irritated with the Truth calling to them from the left or right side of the road. The Truth, to them, is an evil Siren call they must ignore at all costs.

Maybe 99% of their arguments go like this:

A Liberal thief stands in court before a judge for rape and bank robbery. The Prosecutor tells the court all about it and presents the rock-solid evidence. The Judge turns to the Entitlement Loser and asks what he has to say in his defense.

Out comes the Liberal spiel we've all heard for 50 years or more. "I was raised in the ghetto. My great grandparents were slaves. And, besides, other people do it, too. Those rich corporations figuratively rape the public daily and act like bank robbers when charging high Credit Card Interest rates to minorities and our government cheats people, too, and US Military personnel rape people all the time and,...and,...and..."

Judge: "It's OK, my son. I'm a Liberal Judge. Go....and sin no more." Liberal Judges just love having legal latitude in sentencing.

This scenario has played out across this country for 50-60 years now and the Ultra Left Wingnuts here have been raised inside this moral fog from infancy. They know no different and fear the thought of a better world than this phony one built on the absence of personal responsibility and paying your own way.

So, I might advise you to the futility of entertaining thoughts that you are changing a Liberal's mind. You will be constantly disappointed that the Donkey doesn't listen to reason but continues braying, pooping and lifting its back legs.
carol

Orlando, FL

#867284 Mar 2, 2013
Created by the Obama and Congress in 2011, sequestration was meant to be painful. They thought that the threat of automatic cuts would force them to find a better alternative. It didnít.

Democrats insist on adding tax increases and leaving more spending untouched. Republicans want the same amount of spending cut, but would prefer it in different places.

Led by Obama, Democrats are betting that the American people will hate the reductions and demand tax increases instead.

The danger is that they might have overplayed their hand. First, some of the most extensive and popular federal programs, such as Social Security, wonít be trimmed. Second, the cuts will take effect slowly and might not be felt in time to affect the debate over extending government funding past March 27 or whether to raise the governmentís debt ceiling past May 19.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/01/3261880...

I still have hope of a silver lining after this last election. If only to stop all the nonsense.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#867285 Mar 2, 2013
carol wrote:
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Helping those who qualify with a downpayment isn't the same as giving anyone who can sign their name on the dotted line an overpriced mortgage they can't afford.
no difference G.W. Bush and the Federal Government were still involved and encouraging people into houses they couldnt afford even helping those to qualify with a downpayment tells me they couldnt afford the houses to begin with if they couldnt come up with the down payment and needed the Federal Government to help them which that there is a Red Flag for me.

“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#867286 Mar 2, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
quote of the day....
"If someone suddenly came up with a cure to cancer, the question in Washington would be,'Is this good or bad for Obama?'"
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/02/sequ...
You misquoted this. It should read: "If someone suddenly came up with a cure for Stupidity and Arrogance, the question in Washington would be,'Is this good or bad for Obama?'"

Of course, a cure for those ailments could only be good for the Jerk-In-Chief. I wish him well in his downward journey.
carol

Orlando, FL

#867287 Mar 2, 2013
Anonymous of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>no difference G.W. Bush and the Federal Government were still involved and encouraging people into houses they couldnt afford even helping those to qualify with a downpayment tells me they couldnt afford the houses to begin with if they couldnt come up with the down payment and needed the Federal Government to help them which that there is a Red Flag for me.
Many people who can afford a mortagage equivalent to rent with good rental histories can't save enough for a downpayment. It's no comparison with the number of mortgage loans to unqualified buyers compliments of Fannie and Freddie.

Warnings by Bush and Bernacke of the impending crisis were ignored. There's no two ways about it.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#867288 Mar 2, 2013
carol wrote:
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Many people who can afford a mortagage equivalent to rent with good rental histories can't save enough for a downpayment. It's no comparison with the number of mortgage loans to unqualified buyers compliments of Fannie and Freddie.
Warnings by Bush and Bernacke of the impending crisis were ignored. There's no two ways about it.
no difference I know alot of people that rented and had the down payment just a cop out.

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